January 22nd, 2021

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 20, 2018.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of LCol (Ret’d)RG (Bob) Girard, CD, of Lethbridge, AB. on July 16, 2018. Bob is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nadine, step daughter Kara Carriere (Ryan), step son Michael Bazylewski (Jennifer) and five loving grandchildren, Mya, Alex, Jesse, Lucius and Mason. As well, Bob has family members in both Ottawa and North Bay, Ontario. Bob was born in North Bay on June 15th, 1941 and is predeceased by his father Dan Girard, and mother Ray. Bob was very proud of his service to the Canadian Forces as a Military Chaplain and some of his many postings included Chilliwack, BC, Greenwood, NS, Petawawa, ON, Cold Lake AB. He also served as Command Chaplain of the Army, Europe, and the Air Force. Upon retirement from the CF he became Director of Pastoral Services at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB. After moving to Lethbridge Bob sat on a number of Boards including Covenant Health and Lethbridge Housing. At a date yet to be determined there will be a Prayer service at Beechwood’s Interfaith Sacred Space in Ottawa. This is significant as Bob was the catalyst for the stained glass window that is now in that Sacred Space. As Bob spent his last days in St. Michel’s in Lethbridge he spoke of the time he sat on the board of Jocelyn House in Winnipeg. It was his dream to improve the availability of hospice beds for those in need. Bob gave to many charities throughout his life, and would be honoured to have donations made in his name to Jocelyn House Hospice, Winnipeg. info@jocelynhouse.ca or to a charity of your choice. Bob’s strength of character and sense of humour shined bright his whole life, and never faltered to the end. He continued to show his love and kindness to everyone. He is gone too soon, and will be greatly missed by many. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Betty Housley

1924 – 2018

Mrs. Betty Housley of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ernest Housley, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the age of 93 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 1:00pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

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


GREGORY STANFORD “PAPA” JOHNSTON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family around him on Friday July 13, 2018 at St. Michaels Palliative Care, at the age of 86.

Greg is survived by his four children; Michael Johnston of Coalhurst, Lori (Claude) Reimer of Edmonton, Lynn Hucker of Kingman, AZ and Lisa (Tom) Samstag of Kingman, AZ.; grandchildren Marcus (Whitney) Johnston, Brianna (Evan) Seitz, Jesse (Monique) Reimer, Christine Reimer, Colton and Logan Samstag, Chris (Brenda) Hucker, Alannah and Shaun Hucker; and great-grandchildren, Huxley Johnston, Lenox Seitz, Eleanor Kalthoff, and James Hucker. Greg is also survived by the huge Twomey family, as well as former wife and friend June Spencer, and special friends Erv, Jo, and family. Greg also leaves behind many cherished friends at West Highland Estates (where he spent the last 13 years of his life) and throughout the Lethbridge/Coalhurst area. He faced his death from congestive heart failure with courage knowing he had a good life living on borrowed time.

He is pre-deceased by his parents Stanford Russell Johnston and Grace Agnes Johnston, his sister, Lois Margaret “Peggy” Twomey, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Johnston.

Greg’s sharp wit and exceptional sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Fortunately (or unfortunately for some), he passed this sense of a quick comment on to his children, who have certainly passed it on to his grandchildren.

Many special thanks to the staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre-Palliative Care Unit for the exceptional care of our father.

“I read the Obituaries this morning…

Why do people die in alphabetical order?”

He would have liked that one.

As per Greg’s request, no funeral service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation in support of the Heart Function Clinic, 960 9 St South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 1W5.

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

Laurie Anne Kergan (Southgate) 03/15/1957 – 07/09/2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, Laurie Anne Kergan (Southgate). Laurie passed away peacefully with family by her side at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Monday, July 9, 2018. Laurie was the age of 61.

Greatly loved and missed by her loving life partner, Kevin Rash of Lethbridge.

The loving mother of Nikki (Kyle) Southgate Smith of Lethbridge, Jessica (Tim) Christensen of Okotoks, Matthew (Michelle) Southgate of Lethbridge & Collin Rash of Lethbridge. Laurie also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, Taylor (Candace) Smith of Lethbridge, Jordan & Noel Smith of Lethbridge, Ryen and Parker Christensen of Okotoks, Ayla & Sophia Southgate of Lethbridge.

Laurie will lovingly be remembered by her 6 brothers and sister; George Kergan, Gordon Kergan, Brenda Ketcheson, Ian Kergan, Bill Kergan and Darcy Horlacher. Laurie was predeceased by her mother Marie Julienne Horlacher (Kergan) and father Andrew Kergan.

Laurie was known for her generous spirit and fun loving ways. She had such an amusing sense of humor and a great radiant laugh.

She spent her free time yard sailing, tending to her flower gardens, and playing with her cats. Laurie liked to travel, and always made sure to bring back a keepsake for her grandchildren. Family was always number one priority in her eyes, and she welcomed anyone with open arms to join her already huge brood. Laurie always had a full house. Sunday dinners were a special tradition.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember”.

Per Laurie’s wishes, there will not be a Funeral Service.


1975 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of JOSH LYSAK. Josh was the beloved son of Dave & Deb Lysak. He passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 43 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his partner, Darcee Richardson, his daughter, Bella Lysak, his brother, Chad (Stacey) Lysak, his grandmother, Betty Lysak, his uncles, Cal (Deb) Logan, Mike Lysak, Rick (Marie) Lysak, Kelly (Argil) Lysak, Ken (Sharla) Lysak and many cousins.

Josh was predeceased by his grandfather, Peter Lysak and his grandparents, Denzil & Kathy Logan.

He is also survived by Darcee’s children, Kristen & Anthony, her brother, Kelly (Jeanne) & family and her parents, Betty & Eichi Tanaka.

Josh loved spending time with his cherished daughter, Bella and partner Darcee. Family was so important to Josh and he enjoyed many gatherings at Beaver Mines and Christina Lake. Special memories for Josh were the trips to Hawaii and Arizona with Darcee and the Tanaka family. Josh had many interests, including camping, fishing, hiking and skiing with family. Collecting records was also a passion for him and he enjoyed many concerts with friends. Josh worked hard and he was proud to become a journeyman electrician, and was employed at Charlton & Hill. His smile would light up any room and he loved to joke and laugh, especially with his brother, Chad. Josh was a caring, loving and affectionate man and fiercely proud to be Bella’s dad. Those of us who truly knew and loved Josh appreciated his thoughtful and generous nature. We will miss him greatly, especially his awesome hugs.

A Celebration of Josh’s Life will be held at LETHBRIDGE CITY HALL in the Main Foyer, 910 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Josh’s memory, if you wish, to a trust fund for his daughter Bella, c/o Deb & Dave Lysak.

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

Clara Mair

1939 – 2018

Mrs. Clara Mair of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gordon Mair, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Glen A Meyers, beloved husband of Darlene Meyers, father to Jason and Darren Meyers and father in-law to Melissa Prete, passed away unexpectedly in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday June 27th, 2018 at the age of 79 years. A Celebration of Life will be announced once arrangements have been made.


DUNCAN ROBERTSON, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

Duncan leaves behind his sister Rita Johnston and niece Jennifer Johnston, and brother Craig (Anna Faye) Robertson.

Duncan was born March 27, 1960 in Lethbridge, to Grace and Henry Robertson. He worked at the Agropur Cooperative (Sunnyrose Cheese) Plant in Diamond City. Duncan loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed riding his dirt bike, camping and hiking. He also loved animals.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Duncan’s name to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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Mason Soderstrom

2004 – 2018

Mr. Mason Soderstrom, of Lethbridge, beloved son of Merlin and Wanda, passed away tragically in Lethbridge and was found on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the age of 14 years. Close friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Mason’s Life which will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

Shirley Trockstad

1947 – 2018

Mrs. Shirley Trockstad of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Bruce Trockstad, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the age of 71 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta.Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

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