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SATURDAY, September 8, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 8, 2018.


Sept. 3, 1927 – Sept. 3, 2018

ELLA GRACE COOK (née Green), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Harold Cook, passed away peacefully at the Legacy Lodge, on Monday September 3, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

She is survived by her three sons: Layne (Nancy) of Lethbridge, Trevor (Pierre) of Montreal and Tyler (Janet) of Lethbridge; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) Brunelle, Cheryl (Charles) Smith, Ryan Cook, Shawn (Sylvia) Cook, Evan (fiancé Ainsley) Cook; five great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Kayla Brunelle, Alex Smith, and Isla and Ella Cook, two sisters Doris Keller of Dawson Creek and Georgeana Pankhurst of Lethbridge, as well as her in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Ethel Green, brothers Van, Jack and Bill and sisters Margaret, May and Maxine.

Ella was born in Nobleford and was raised and educated in the Newlands area. Ella worked for United Rambler and Prebuilt Industries. Ella loved to garden and after she retired, enjoyed travelling as well as camping and fishing. Her family was a very important part of her life and she will be sadly missed by them.

A Visitation and Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

In memory of Ella, donations may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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


July 27th, 1973 – August 31, 2018

Born in Toronto and lived in Vancouver, Grande Prairie, Ft. McMurray, Calgary and Lethbridge.

It is with the deepest of sorrow that we share the passing of Silas, beloved son of Elizabeth M. Ginn and brother to Muffy McKay and uncle to nephews Auren McKay and Benjamin McKay. Silas also leaves his sister Amanda Perillo and her family in Seattle, WA, and many relatives in Ontario. He also leaves his step-daughter Ever Mee in B.C.

His death has left us all in shock and happened very quickly due to complications from illness. Silas was looking forward to the future and talked about travelling with his Mom this month back to Fogo Island, Nfld and Labrador.

Always a friend to those in need, including his beloved dog Charlie and family dogs over the years; his beloved cat Kermode and others in the rescue of the Last Chance Cat Ranch, Silas was always there to help animals in need. From a very young age, he rescued reptiles, fish, rabbits and spiders. A passionate Vegan for the majority of his life, he saw no purpose in treating all creatures, including flies, without respect for their lives. He loved gardening and caring for his many houseplants. Animal companions aside, he was a friend to many. Silas was a compassionate, giving and caring guy.

He was also passionate about motorcycles and was working on rebuilding some. He belonged to a Motorcycle Forum that had members all over the world. Condolences are coming in from South Africa, Great Britain, Europe and all-over North America. He had an incredible gift for writing and had been encouraged to write and publish by many, including former teachers in high school and college.

Silas suffered from a debilitating back injury for the past 20 years and yet was always there to help those in need. He was grateful for what he had and supported his mother in her endeavors as an artist and writer. A gifted mind, a stable and passionate love for the earth, Silas distained the acquisition of material wealth in absence of concern for the vulnerable. He leaves a next to zero carbon footprint as he was a fanatic recycler, but he does leave a large footprint on the hearts of many.

Silas did not want a funeral per se. He opted for a green ending with his ashes to become the strength for the growth of a tree. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date for family and friends. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


EILEEN PATRICIA HABDAS, beloved wife of the late John Bruno Habdas, passed away surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Eileen will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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GLORIA JEAN HUMMEL (née Michaelis), beloved wife and soul mate of 58 years to Wally Hummel, of Milk River, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Besides her husband, Baba, as she was affectionately called by her children & grandchildren, will be forever missed and fondly remembered with tremendous love by her son Danny, daughter Toni-Rae (Doug), son Guy (Rodica) and her six grandchildren: Kyle, Taylor and Jared Prusky, and James, Jessie and Adam Hummel, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her brother Terry (Anne) Michaelis and her sister Bonnie (Larry Dyck). She will be greatly missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws & her long time special coffee friends: Pat Russell, Bev McCoy & Rose Winters.

She was predeceased by her parents Joe & Doris Michaelis.

Gloria was born on July 18, 1941 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She grew up in Masinasin and moved to Milk River at the age of 12 where she met her childhood sweetheart, Wally. They were inseparable from the start. She, along with Wally, were at the top of their class, achieving numerous awards. Gloria was an avid sportsman. She excelled at basketball, softball, curling, skiing and golfing. She also achieved her life masters in duplicate bridge.

A highlight of her later years was driving the school bus which she did until age 70. She loved those kids.

She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends as a woman who loved her family, was a great story teller and loved to make people laugh. She enjoyed spending as much time as possible with the people she loved. She adored her grandkids and was really proud of all of their achievements. She talked about them every day, even in her sleep. Baba will live in the hearts of her grandchildren forever.

A Lutheran Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB, on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Jeremy Richert officiating.

Gloria will be laid to rest in a Private Family Graveside Service in the Milk River Cemetery.

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


SOPHIE KOCHANSKI, beloved wife of the late Edward Kochanski, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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RAN BAHADUR RAI, beloved husband of Bishnu Rai, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at the age of 43 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, September 8th at 12:00 P.M. Funeral procession will leave for Royal View Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.

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SCHACHER, Reginald “Reg”

December 31, 1954

– August 30, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Reginald “Reg” Schacher announce his passing after a brief battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his brother Barrie (Lorraine); his wife Judy; his three sons, Christian, Stephen, and Jason; his daughter Michelle; his many grandchildren; as well as his former spouse Lori Leister. He was predeceased by his mother Evelyn, father Bennie, brother Doug (Julie). An excellent golfer, dart player, bowler, caring friend, and loving father only begins to describe the wonderful man that left us all too soon. Reg will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held in his honour at the Holiday Inn Lethbridge (2375 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta) on Saturday, September 15 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Please feel free to drop in anytime during this event. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Reg’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.

Arrangements in care of


Michael Roland Weiss

1953 – 2018

Mr. Michael Weiss of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Cathy Weiss, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

Mike resided in Coalhurst. He was the third son born to Emil and Holena Weiss. Besides his loving wife, Cathy, he is survived by his children: Jamie, Angela, and Daniel; grandchildren: Mack, Greyem, Cameron, and Sana; and great grandchild, Tanya.

Mike was predeceased by his parents: Emil and Holena Weiss.

Mike was a multi-talented artist. First and foremost, he was an excellent painter, specializing in water colour. He played various instruments, including guitar, violin, harmonica, and ukulele; and hoped to master the piano one day. He loved to golf and fish with anyone who would go, but mostly with his son, Jamie and best friends: Lorne or Darrell.

There will be a Celebration of Life at 3:00pm, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Coalhurst Legion, 5205 6 Street, Coalhurst, Alberta.

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

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