January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, November 15, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 15, 2018.


Ronald Ralph Guy Carleton of Lethbridge Alberta, beloved husband of Sheila Carleton passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on November 10, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Ralph had a deep passion for Art, Cooking and small carpentry hobbies. Ralph was predeceased by his parents; Evelyn and Ronald Carleton, his brother; Ivor Carleton and son Joseph Carleton. Besides his loving wife, Ralph is survived by his sisters; Shirley (Alvin) Burris, and Faye Slawson, his sons; Chris Carleton and Danny Ellingson, his daughters; Debbie (Bill) Kiefuik, Kim (Andy) Jauerneck, and stepson Shawn (Lori) Patterson. He is also survived by his Grandchildren; Lyeanna Macfarlane, Mackenzie and Kaitlin Kiefuik, and Micheal Jauerneck, several nieces and nephews, and 4 special great nephews and niece; Tristen, Colton, Rylan Cuel and Ariah Anthony; as well as his father in-law George Gerstenbuhler and mother in-law Glenys Megella. No funeral service will be held as requested by Ralph. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alberta SPCA -https://albertaspca.org/support/tribute-giving.html. To send condolences please visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca


1973 – 2018

It is with sadness and gentle relief, that the family of Brad Handley announce his passing on November 9, 2018, at the age of 45 yrs., at Master Piece Care Center, Medicine Hat, after a courageous battle with ALS.

He is survived by his beloved wife Corrie and son Beckett, parents Roger and Cathy Handley, brother Mike Handley, grandmother Phyllis Handley, parent-in-laws Dale and Charlotte Roberts & brother-in-law Derek (Carmen) Donnelly.

A Celebration of life will take place on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Medicine Hat Lodge. In lieu of flowers those who wish may donate to the ALS Society 7874 10 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8W1 or on their website http://www.alsab.ca

Barbara Hillmer

1933 – 2018

Mrs. Barbara Hillmer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Norman Hillmer, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 85. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 10:00 AM, Tuesday November 20, 2018 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH – 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday November 20, 2018 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH – 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd West. Interment to follow in Mountain 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. 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

Margaret Onda

1933 – 2018

Mrs. Margaret Onda of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Onda, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


MEL SAMESHIMA, beloved husband of Jan Sameshima, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

Besides his loving wife Jan, Mel is survived by his children Jodie (Robin) Gaskell and their children Braeden and Teagan of Lethbridge and David (Amy) Sameshima and Abigail and Imogen of Medicine Hat. He is also survived by his sisters Deb (Ted) Hannah, Kristy Svoboda and Lori (Jim) Hendricks as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Mel was predeceased by his parents Miyeko Ruth (Mom) and Muneyoshi (Dad).

Mel was born in Lethbridge and was raised in Raymond and Taber. He met Jan in 1975 and they just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Mel worked for 30 years with AGT and Telus. His big loves were golfing, fishing and skiing. Mel and Jan liked to travel and spent ten years after his retirement in Kauai, HI, where the golf season never ended. The family cherishes time spent camping and at the family cabin. Mel is in peace now after living with pulmonary fibrosis.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. In memory of Mel, the family encourages you to please dress in Aloha wear or casual clothing.

In lieu of gifts or Koden, please donate to the Alberta Lung Association, 17420 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB, T5S 1L9.

To send a condolence, please visit



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.

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

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