January 18th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 14, 2018.


COWAN JOEL DAY RIDER, 22, beloved son of Marlene; brother of Ross; passed away on March 8th, 2018.

A Wake Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 16th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym on Saturday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m.

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CHRISTIAN (CHRIS) HOLZWARTH, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord, at Park Meadows Good Samaritan’s in Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the age of 82.

Born on November 20, 1935, at Wischenovka, Romania. At a young age, Chris and his family, having gone through the turmoil of WW2, wound up in East Germany and later fled to West Germany. In 1955 the family immigrated to Raymond, Alberta to work in the sugar beets. Chris found work in road construction as a heavy equipment operator.

Chris is survived by his four sons, Robert (Gwen) of Okotoks, Alberta, Roger (Rose) of Barrie, Ontario, Gordon (Gina) of Mississauga, Ontario, Troy (Faye) of Garden River, Ontario, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Wilma (Tony) Baumstark, brother Fred (Darlene) Holzwarth, sister Hilda (John) Weing, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Chris was an avid curler, loved sports and was passionate about politics. He was on the Cardston PC Constituency Executive.

The family would like to thank the staff at Garden Vista Good Samaritan’s and Park Meadows Good Samaritan’s for their kind and compassionate care, especially the staff in Cottage #5.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

There will be a Private Family Interment at the Magrath Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Christian’s memory can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Box 571, Magrath, Alberta, T0K 1J0 or Park Meadows Good Samaritan Society, 1511- 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 1W2.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. May Ohno. May, who was predeceased by her husband Shigemi Ohno, passed away peacefully March 3, 2018 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care at the age of 88.She is survived by her children Michael, Tim (Deb), Dale (Karen), Lorraine, Brent, Dawn (Yvon) and Randy. Plus, her grandchildren Madeleine, Micah, Shelby and Turner who were the lights of her life along with her kitty Pepper and Dawn’s puppies Hoshi and Kohana. May is survived by her sisters Shirley Higa and Sonoko Takasaki as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Hisae and Hikojiro Miyagawa, sisters Hideko, Akiko and Keiko, brothers Osamu, Jiro, Tosh, Bob and Masato as well as many brothers and sisters in law. Born in Mission City, British Columbia, May married Shigemi on November 26, 1955 in Taber. After moving to Lethbridge, while raising seven children she remained active in the church helping out at Bazaars, chow mein suppers and even helping out with the church kindergarten class. She loved gardening, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren and was very proud of how well her grandchildren had grown into fine young adults. Friends may meet with the family Friday March 16, 2018 from 9:30-10:15am prior to the funeral service beginning at 10:30am at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470- 40th Street S. with Rev. Yasuo Izumi officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of koden and flowers, donations may be made to St Michaels Palliative Care or to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


PHIL STORY, beloved husband of the late Lois Story, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Phil, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Suite 300, 1620 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4L7.

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