January 18th, 2021

MONDAY, July 2, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 3, 2018.


HILL, PATRICIA IONE McKEE – February 24, 1947

– June 28, 2018

Formerly of Kingsville, Ontario, now from Cardston, Alberta.

After a long and courageous battle with cancer and surrounded by family, Patti returned to the loving arms of her Saviour. She fought courageously, smiled gracefully and endured to the end despite her trying thirteen year struggle.

She is survived, and will always be remembered by her husband of forty-seven years, Bill, and their five children Karri (David) Stewart of Lethbridge, Alberta, Scott (Cassandra) Hill of London, Ontario, Kim (Patrick) Fisher of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Jeff (Lindsey) Hill of Cardston, Alberta and Mark (Marie) Hill of Edmonton, Alberta. In addition, she is adored by 21 grandchildren and many, many friends and other family. She looked so forward to a wonderful reunion with her parents Harry and Ione McKee, her brother, David, her sister, Heather, and very recently, her dear step mom and friend, Clarice McKee.

She was born in Windsor, Ontario and raised there where she grew and learned from so many wonderful people. One of those people was Orville Tushton who taught she and her family the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the age of 15, she chose to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which she said was the biggest pivotal moment of her life. It was a decision that she never regretted and she shared her tender feelings about it with all of her family often. She graduated from St. Clair Teachers College and loved her days teaching. She taught at many times throughout her life and in her later years, she discovered her love of motivational speaking. As an accomplished speaker, she touched many lives with her positivity and enthusiasm. After marrying Bill in Cardston, Alberta on December 23, 1971, they raised their family in Kingsville, Ontario.

Her mortal life was filled with music, singing, dancing, laughter and service to others. Her summers were spent at the family cottage in Tobermory, Ontario. Many of her fondest memories are from times there. In recent years, this love grew to encompass Southern Alberta. With the top down on her Sebring convertible, and ABBA playing loudly, she loved to take new friends for wind blown rides to the mountains. She saw beauty in both these places of the world and cherished her times in both.

She has been described as an “elect lady”. Her elect status allowed her to establish her legacy of her family. She dearly loved her family and felt that each of her five children strove to exemplify the qualities that she tried to teach them. Those qualities will continue to live on in her grandchildren. She was gracious and graceful. She had a gift of being able to empathize with others even if she had not experienced what they had. She was able to cheer, encourage and lift everyone she met. She had an innate ability to inspire and uplift those around her, to bring joy where it was difficult to find and to apply her “touch” to make her home and surroundings beautiful. Her courage through this difficult battle has been an inspiration to all.

Patti’s mission here, that of wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and inspiration to many, has been successfully completed, and in her words, she has graduated. She looked so forward to the next life with those who had passed on before her and eventually with those who will join her in the future.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff and team at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit. They were all so wonderful and showed great compassion.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, July 3rd, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, located at 355 3rd St. W, in Cardston, Alberta.

A memorial service will be held in Windsor, Ontario on Monday, July 9 with interment to follow.

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Marie Louise (Skip) Oseen

1941 – 2018

Mrs. Marie Louise (Skip) Oseen, beloved wife of Bryan Oseen, and mother to Kirk, Scott and Todd Oseen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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March 21, 1971 – May 11, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of MARK CORY SCHIKOWSKY announces his sudden passing on Friday, May 11, 2018 after a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones in Funabashi, Japan.

Mark always knew what he wanted and worked hard to get it, and his successes were many. His biggest success, which he was so very proud of, was his beloved wife and children; they were his world.

A mischievous smile and boisterous laugh told you he was having you on. His sense of humour was a combination of quirk, wit and actions. He always made the most of sharing this gift with others to make them happy.

Mark was well-respected among his many colleagues, as he was very determined and reliable and was always one to deliver on his promises. Over the years, he built his own business in Tokyo and had many colleagues across the world.

He enjoyed the company of others and was popular at many neighbourhood gatherings. Once you entered his circle of friends, he would be a friend forever. Wherever that friendship might have sparked throughout the world, Mark treasured every single one and worked hard to keep in touch with everyone.

Mark leaves behind his wife, Takako and their children, Jasper and Zach; his parents, Louie and Sheila Schikowsky his sister, Kerry (Joost) Van Ham; his parents-in-law, Masayoshi and Kyoko Maezono; his brother-in-law, Takayoshi Maezono as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins in Canada and Wales.

A Private Family Memorial was held on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

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VERN FAWNS SEELY, beloved husband of Elaine “Kaye” Seely, of Lethbridge, formerly of Stirling and Fort Macleod, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans West Highlands surrounded by family on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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ERIKA CHRISTENSEN SOMMERFELDT, beloved wife of the late Karl Sommerfeldt, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, or prior to the service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223 6A Ave N, Lethbridge, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.

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

Robert John Weir

1943 – 2018

Mr. Robert John Weir, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the age of 73 years

Service details to be announced at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Robert Young

1941 – 2018

Mr. Robert Young, beloved husband of Mrs. Marion Young, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Services.

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