January 16th, 2021

TUESDAY, November 13, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 13, 2018.

Michael “Mike” Briere

1987 – 2018

Mr. Michael “Mike” Briere of Lethbridge, beloved son of Angie Smith and Joel Briere, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 30 years.

Michael was born in Lethbridge on November 21, 1987. He was a fighter from the day he was born, he spent the first year of his life in the hospital with severe asthma and was later diagnosed with epilepsy. Michael was a generous and thoughtful person who loved taking care of everyone he knew. He would have given the shirt off his back for anyone and quite often, he did just that. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play practical jokes on people. This brought great joy to his life, he was quite the prankster.

Michael is survived by his mother Angie Smith; father Joel (BJ) Briere; grandmother Helga Jacobson; sisters Heidi Reid, Trina Briere, Nikki Briere (Mark Mason); nieces and nephews Levi Sage, Alexis Briere, Ayden Briere, Ethan Burgart, Seth Gardiner, Lacey Gardiner, Isabella Pinzarrone as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Michael was predeceased by his sister Tasha Lynn Benyk; grandparents Marg and Eggert Olson, Paul and Helene Briere and Richard Caplette.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Mel Johnson, officiating. Interment will follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

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


Ethel (Sarchuk) Jarvis, beloved wife of the late Marvin Dalmain Jarvis passed away peacefully on Friday November 09, 2018 at the age of 90 years young in Raymond, AB.

Ethel was born October 28,1928 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the family farm when one room school houses were the norm. As a girl she was immersed in the Ukrainian culture and learned their special dancing. She graduated from a business school and was pleased with her accomplished years working at a bank in Edmonton.

Ethel was predeceased by her husband Dal, after 66 years of marriage. She is also predeceased by both her parents John & Annie (Wojcichowsky) Sarchuk and two brothers Walter of Thompson, MB & Peter of Doremy, SK. A son Ken Jarvis of Calgary and two grandsons Robert- son of Rita Dechant & Chris- son of Donna Jarvis.

She is survived by sons Bill (Lorna) Jarvis of High River, Gerald (Edithe) Jarvis of Raymond, Richard (Nila) Jarvis of Rapid City, S.D., Ryan Jarvis of Calgary and daughters; Lorrie (Garry) Gramlich of Raymond, Rita (Gene) Dechant of Fairview, Donna Jarvis of Calgary, Heather (Ken-deceased) Jarvis of Calgary, Peggy Pitcher of Calgary and Lynn (Donald) Wright of Calgary. Ethel is also survived by 37 grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 16, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL (221 N 400 W – Raymond, AB), with Counselor Richard Brandley, officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to service at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Interment at 3:30 p.m. at the Barnwell Cemetery.

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


Apr. 12, 1920 – Nov. 9, 2018

It is with heavy hearts and also with thanks for a long and healthy life, that the family of BLANCHE DELIA STUCKART, announce her passing at the age of 98 years.

She is survived by her children: Heather (Bernie) Schmid of Warner, John (Wendy) Stuckart of Kingston, ON, Linda Storms of Calgary, AB and daughter-in-law Karenne Stuckart of Barnwell. Her memory will also be cherished by her 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, along with special cherished friends Marguerite and Lorne Cooley of Pincher Creek.

Blanche was predeceased by her husband Albert Stuckart, son Jim Stuckart, son-in-law Doug Storms and brother Gerald (Mary) Plante.

Blanche was raised on the land that the Assumption Church now stands on, where her parents homesteaded. Born and raised in Lethbridge as a young girl, mom delivered newspapers on horseback. She worked at the YMCA where she met Dad and together they worked side-by-side founding the Lethbridge Battery Company, which they operated for 20 years. Driving mom around Lethbridge, she would fondly recall precious memories and incredible history about her early days. She was an exceptional seamstress who made her own clothes, created beautiful quilts and many of her friends and family were recipients of her unique bone pillows. Mom spent a great deal of time in the kitchen, she truly enjoyed to bake and cook for those she loved. Her secret recipes have been handed down throughout the generations of her family, solidifying the legacy she has left behind.

Mom and Dad supported Jr. Hockey by taking in hockey boarders over the years. She also spent a great deal of time working at Catholic Central High School. This is where you would find that her calming and compassionate spirit was truly felt as she never once complained and always had an ear for listening. She accomplished many things in her life but the most important of them all was being a mother, her family brought great joy and meaning to her life.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all the caregivers and staff of the Garden View Lodge, making Mom’s stay there a happy one. Thank you to Dr. Janzen for your exceptional care.

Blanche was a religious woman, being a long-standing member of the C.W.L. and Catholic Church, and as such a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Blanche, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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