January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 16, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 16, 2018.

Beverley (Patching) Lewis


Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Beverley was raised by her parents, Harry and Betty Patching, on their farm near Wilson Siding, along with her brother and sister, Jim and Patricia Patching. Active in 4-H and her local church group, Bev graduated as the valedictorian of her class from Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale, Alberta. Soon after, she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Davidson, and moved to Edmonton to attend university. While the marriage itself was brief, her friendship with Bill lasted a lifetime.

Beverley’s sense of humour and quick wit were matched by her sharp intellect and insatiable thirst for knowledge. At the University of Alberta she received her degree in Education, she then returned to U of A to pursue her degree in Law and was admitted to the Alberta Bar shortly thereafter; all this while raising her two children, Kerry and Bill Davidson.

After relocating to the west coast in the mid-eighties, Bev’s strong sense of social justice led her to a career in Social Work; first with After Hours Child Protection Services and then with the Adolescent Services Unit, working with street entrenched youth in Vancouver.

It was during this time that Beverley met the love of her life, Martin Lewis. Bev and Marty spent a wonderful 28 years together, doing things she loved most: swimming at the aquatic centre, snorkelling in Jamaica, yoga at the West End Community Centre, walking their dogs in the woods or along the beach, exploring the streets of New York, working on one project or another in her craft room, and, of course, reading the weekend papers while listening to CBC’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.

Beverley loved her family fiercely and we miss her with all of our hearts. As her favourite poet, Leonard Cohen, sang, “You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me.”

Our deepest thanks go to the kind staff at the Extended Care Unit of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. A celebration of Beverley’s life will be held on December 15th, details to follow.


“Mothers are Angels in Training”

ANNA “ANNY” E.C. GEERS, beloved wife, mother and Oma passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Anny will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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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


Donna Pascal beloved wife of Mr. Ray Pascal passed away at home in her sleep on November 15, 2018 at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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

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.

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1938 – 2018

RICHARD STOPERSKI passed away peacefully with his family by his side in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 80 years. For most of his life, Richard was a rancher on the Little Box River east of Carmangay.

A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 4-H Club at http://www.4-h-canada.ca/donate.

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JEFFREY R. WEASEL HEAD, husband of Angel, passed away in Stand Off, AB on November 11th, 2018 at the age of 30 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday, November 16th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Young Pine Cemetery.

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Ann Wood

1930 – 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Ann Wood announce her passing on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Ann was born in Lethbridge on February 18, 1930. Ann’s greatest joy was her family, hosting Sunday dinners for years that we all looked forward to. She adored her grandchildren, who have many fond memories of sitting on her kitchen counter helping her bake. Ann loved caring for her family, it’s what she did best. Ann also loved dogs, her last being a Greyhound that she rescued. We will all miss her dearly. Ann is survived by her loving husband Joe, children; Garnett (Shannon) Wood, Robert (Gail) Wood, T.J (Ryan) Wood-Loo, grandchildren; Jaimee and Brittyn Wood, Thane, Brittney and Hailey Wood, Madyson and R.J Loo. She was pre-deceased by her beloved son Rick. At Ann’s request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society – #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South Lethbridge, or the Humane Society- 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge would be appreciated.

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