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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 21, 2018.


Patrick Charles Dwyer of Lundbreck, AB, left this earth too suddenly for us on April 9, 2018 at the age of 70 years. He leaves behind his loving wife Linda of 48 years, his children, Lana Halvorson (Byron) of Foremost, AB, Theresa Hann (Stuwart) of Lundbreck, AB, and Willard Dwyer (Patricia) of West Kelowna, BC. As well as his grandchildren, Ashley and Candace Halvorson, Danielle and Zackery Hann, Avaya and Kinley Dwyer. Pat is survived by sister Mary Rigby (Douglas) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; David Dwyer (Helen) of Calgary, AB; and Susan Aris (Terry) of Ecuador. Pat was predeceased by his father George Willard Dwyer; mother, Rachel Margaret Dwyer; and niece, Robin Rigby.

Pat was born on October 24, 1947 in Pincher Creek, AB. He was raised north of Lundbreck on the family farm where he resided all of his life. He attended Livingstone School in Lundbreck and when he was able to get his drivers license he even drove the school bus while he was still attending school. While at school he met Linda and they were married on August 30, 1969.

After school Pat stayed at home to help run the family farm and was driven to do more. Pat purchased his 1st backhoe at the age of 18 and never looked back. He was passionate about work and tried many different ventures and succeeded in nearly all. Pat lived a big and bold life.

The driving force behind his work ethic was his desire to provide for his family to have every possible opportunity in life. As the grandkids arrived each and everyone of them became the apple of grandpa’s eye. He was very proud of all their accomplishments, big or small.

Pat enjoyed being active within the community and supporting anyone in need.

With his passing he has left a lot of us with a big hole…when we need something done we won’t have the option anymore to just call Pat.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Nanton Street and Mountain Avenue, Cowley, Alberta. It has always been Pat’s wish that his service be held in St. Aidan’s Church. The family do not want to discourage anyone from attending the service, but seating is very limited in the church. To avoid the risk of having to stand outside you may attend the “Bun Struggle” beginning at 1:00pm at the Pincher Creek Community Hall, 287 Canyon Drive, Pincher Creek

Memorial Donations may be made to the Wilderness Ranch, C/O Ken Olson, Box 1804, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0 Or A charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Conner Ebbert

1926 – 2018

Mr. Conner Ebbert of Lethbridge, beloved companion and best friend of Mrs. Joyce Owen, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Conner was predeceased by his wife June Ebbert in 2000.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


JESSICA JOY GOOD RIDER, 37, passed away in Lethbridge on April 17, 2018.

A Wake Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Monday, April 23rd from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m..

Condolences may be sent

to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Kevin Layton
1965 – 2018
Kevin Mark Layton, beloved husband of Sandy Layton, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 52 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Chris Moore
1963 – 2018
Christine Margaret Moore, beloved wife of Tom Moore and loving mother to Joel, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 54 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the University Drive Alliance Church, 55 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


SARAH McCOLL, beloved wife of the late Andrew McColl, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1928 – 2018

It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of MIYEKO OSHIRO (nee KIMURA) of Coaldale, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on April 12, 2018 at the age of 89, with family by her side.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Maureen (Klair) Geiger, Naomi Cramer, Dennis Oshiro, as well as four grandchildren, Keenan Geiger, Quincy (Jordan) Palmer, Evan Oshiro, and Jordan Cramer, her dear great granddaughter, Rogue Kiyomi Palmer, and another one on the way. She is also survived by her devoted sister Yaeko (George) Oshiro, Aunt Iku Shimazu in Kyushu, Japan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her late husband, Masuo, she was also predeceased by her parents, Chito and Takeo Kimura, and brothers, Haruo and Seiji Kimura.

Miyeko was born on September 17, 1928 in White Rock, BC, the oldest child of Takeo and Chito Kimura, who immigrated from Japan. In 1933, New Westminster, BC became their home.

When World War II began, Miyeko and Yaeko were sadly separated from their parents while on vacation in Japan. They were raised by family in Kyushu over the next ten years. After surviving many hardships during the War, they returned to Canada in 1945.

Miyeko and Masuo were married on November 20, 1952 for fifty-four years. She then spent the next 28 years as a farmer’s wife in Readymade, feeding chickens, harvesting sugar beets, and meticulously tending to the large farm garden with her sister, Yaeko. The family retired from farming in 1980 and moved to Coaldale.

For decades, she was an active member of the Coaldale Buddhist Church. Odori and Shibai were important cultural activities for her under the direction of her mother and odori teacher, Chito Kimura. Another pastime was juggling. She had the dexterous ability to juggle oranges and beanbags. An avid track and field athlete in her younger years, Miyeko was fiercely competitive in running, swimming, and volleyball.

In her senior years, she loved nothing more than following her grandchildren in their sports and activities. Life was immeasurably enriched with the arrival of her great granddaughter. Most recently, she enjoyed watching her in concerts and practicing her dance lessons. Sports-wise, she liked watching World Series baseball and sumo wrestling on Japan TV. Years of rheumatoid arthritis robbed her of a more active lifestyle.

The later years residing at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale were some of her happiest. She developed friendships and ties as close as family. Miyeko leaves a legacy of love and a void in our hearts so indescribably deep.

A private family memorial service will be held next week with inurnment to follow at a later date. Flowers and Koden gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Miyeko’s name may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, #507, 740 – 4th Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9, or to Coaldale Emergency Services, PO Box 1571, Coaldale, AB T1M 1N3.

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Jim, beloved father, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away in Victoria B.C on March 22nd, 2018 at the age of 44. Left to cherish his memory are his three children Jadyn, Eric and Nadia and mom to his kids, Shalini Mudalair.

Also Jim’s mom- Adele Young (Rob), Dad- Lou Pizzingrilli (Sandy), his sisters- Carol Heggie (Hunter) and Tammie Schmautz, many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his grandparents Jim and Mary Atkinson and Emilio and Isolina Pizzingrilli.

It gives us great comfort in knowing Jim was able to donate his organs to those in need.

In lieu of flowers Jim would have appreciated donations made to the Interfaith Food Bank (interfaith.ca) for donation info or any charity of your choice in his name.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Oddfellows hall 505 4 Ave S on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm.

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