January 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, November 28, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 28, 2018.


ROBERT ‘BOB’ WILLIAM GARRETT, age 90, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2018. Robert was born in Fort William, Ontario on May 15, 1928 to Harry and Dora (nee Lane) Garrett. He was married to June MacKinnon on Dec 27, 1957. He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters; Shirley, Francis and Patricia, and his brothers; Bernard and George. Robert is survived by his wife; June, children; Lori, Fred and Donald ‘Dan’, grandchildren; Patricia, Lane, Rebecca, Robert and Duncan, great grandchildren; Kylen, Samantha and Stephanie, as well as many nieces and nephews. After a full career as a dental technician in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Robert moved to Alberta in 1977 to pursue his dream of opening an antique store called Passage of Time Collectibles, which he enjoyed right up to retirement. He was an avid coin collector, gardener, amateur poet and writer, jack of all trades, master of none. Robert was a bit of a joker at times and had a quirky sense of humour. He recently said, “I only made one mistake in life and that was voting once for the PC party.” Robert loved his country, his family, and lived as a proud Canadian. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the home of Dan and Lisa.

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Merna Rae Hart, beloved wife of the late Kennan Austin Hart, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 26, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 1,2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (643 20th St, Fort Macleod). Meet the family and visitation will be held 1 hr prior to the service.


GEORGE MASANOBU HASEGAWA, beloved husband of Marlann Hasegawa, passed away in his sleep November 27, 2018 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. He spent his last days surrounded by family and friends in his hometown of Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends are welcome to meet with the family at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) on Friday December 7, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or prior to the Service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Church.

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Karl Markus

1927 – 2018

Karl Markus of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Alveda Markus, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Karl was born in Monarch, Alberta to Karl and Mary Markus on June 23, 1927, the third oldest in a family of six children. Karl was a truck driver who established a fine trucking business of his own and was on the road from 1949 to 2004. His love for his fishing, hunting, camping took him to many places of enjoyment with his family and friends. Karl also loved his farm, where he spent many hours. It was a very special place to him. His love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren was exceptional. His nieces, nephews and their families were also special to him. Karl will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Karl is survived by his wife, Alveda; daughter Karen Markus (Jim Hill), and son, Dwane Markus; grandson Clinton (Tamara) Marsters, great grandchildren; Kannon and Diora Marsters, granddaughters; Candace Marsters (Johannes Krouthen), and Tianna McInnes. He is also survived by his brother, Pete Markus, sisters; Hilda (Lloyd) Mallard, Clara Thompson, sister in law Hazel Markus, and many nieces and nephews. Karl was predeceased by his brothers Hank Markus and Albert Markus. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of his Life will be held following the service at the ROYAL ORDER OF MOOSE LODGE, 1401 – 5 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB.

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Walter Mitson

1922 – 2018

Dr Walter Mitson, beloved father, grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully in his room at Tudor Manor on November 22, 2018 at the age of 96. He is survived by his three children; Layne (Marilyn), Denise (Grant), and Joyce (Brian); his grandchildren Ben, Mackenzie, Kyra, Nolan, Alyssa, and Austin; his sister in law Anne Overn and his nephew Rob Overn (Janice). He is predeceased by his wife Marie, his sister Joyce, and his parents Michael and Budinka (Betty). Walter was born in Satumara Romania of Serbian descent in 1922. He moved to Canada to reunite with his parents at the young age of 13, making a large part of the journey on his own while caring for his younger sister. He spent a number of years with the Canadian Army, and after that went to school at the University of Toronto and graduated as a Doctor of Optometry. He also held a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Walter put himself through school in large part by playing accordion. He began preforming at the Palliser Hotel at age 16, and often played with the popular dance band Sonny Fry and the Gentleman of Music when they performed there. His great love of music continued his entire life, and he was still singing at 96. He started his career as an optometrist in 1952, had a thriving practice for 53 years, and retired reluctantly. He dedicated one day a week to attend the smaller communities around Lethbridge that didn’t have an optometrist. He married the love of his life Marie in 1955, and the two of them greatly enjoyed family and friends and travel. Along the way he became the president of the Alberta Optometric Association and was granted a lifetime membership in 1993. He was also a recipient of the Order of Alberta, served on the University of Lethbridge Senate, the University of Calgary Senate and was the Finance Chairman on the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Board. Walter and Marie also traveled to the British Virgin Islands on behalf of the Federal Development Agency (CIDA), where he supervised a team that did the eye examinations of every school child. He truly loved his community, and was active in the Lions club, Elks club and the Masons. Walter had a tremendous zest for life. He and Marie loved to entertain, and their parties often featured many musicians. He was an avid salmon and fly fisherman, and usually managed to catch his limit. He also took up golf later in life, and thought he never had a bad game because he enjoyed it so much. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL – 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. There will be a private graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery for family members.

Donations in memory of Walter can be made to http://www.jbmusictherapy.com/gift-of-music-therapy/

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STASYS “STAN” NOREIKA, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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