January 25th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 16, 2019.


THORA “GWEN” BRACHA, beloved wife of the late Robert “Jay” Bracha, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Gwen is survived by her son Rick (Jan) Bracha and their 5 children, Rachel, Nicki, Zachary, Sydney and Tegan.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center (338-5 Ave E), in Cardston, AB on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


ANNIE KNIFE FOX, passed away in Cardston, AB on January 10th, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Thursday, January 17th from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a Wake Service at White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, January 18th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


JOHN GUSTAV FRANK of Robb, Alberta born 14 February 1952 in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in Robb on 11 January 2019.

Beloved husband of Wendy Doreen Frank; brother to Elsie (Vincent), step father to Lee and Denise (Lyle); uncle to Jason; great uncle to Joshua and Maddison; grandfather to Zoey and Josie; friend to many.

Reunited in heaven with parents Johanna and Gustav.

Memorial funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, 18 January 2019 in the Robb Community Hall. Disposal of ashes at a later date, privately for family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johns name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton or a charity of your choice.


CHIDUKA HAMABATA, beloved wife of the late Kamasuke Hamabata, passed away on January 11, 2019 at the age of 100 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 St. S. Lethbridge, Alberta.

Friends are welcome to meet the family at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M., or prior to the Saturday Service at the Buddhist Temple from 9:15 – 9:45 A.M.

Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


BERNARDUS “BEN” LOMAN, beloved husband of Elizabeth Loman, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Elisabeth Reuter

1924 – 2019

Mrs. Elisabeth Reuter of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Alfred Reuter, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Coaldale Sunny South Lodge on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Elisabeth was born on October 29, 1924 in Eigenfeld, Ukraine to Elisabeth and Johann Jung. On August 22, 1946, Elisabeth married Alfred in Neurnberg, Germany and in 1952 they immigrated to Canada with their daughter Ilse. Besides her loving husband Alfred, Elisabeth is survived by her children Ilse (Ivan) Hoffman, Anita (Ron) Beauchesne; grandchildren Jacqueline (David) Hill, Cory (Robin VanDeLigt) Hoffman, Kyle (Miko Usman) Beauchesne, Kayla (Lyden) DeCecco; great-grandchildren Natasha Hill, Grace Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman, Kaydence DeCecco, Jaxon DeCecco; sisters Emma Poehlmann, Adeline Kunst as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Celebration of Elisabeth’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Lee Loveridge, officiating. Burial will be held prior at 11:00am in the COALDALE COMMUNITY CEMETERY, all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7. Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 408, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9, or to the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter, #40, 1202 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.

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

Gloria Smith

1937 – 2019

Gloria May Smith of Lethbridge AB., wife of Robert passed away after a lengthy illness on December 13, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Gloria was born in Bracken, Saskatchewan on May 23, 1937 to Leo and Hanna Brandon. She grew up on the Brandon cattle ranch south of Valmarie, Saskatchewan near the Montana border. She attended school at Stoney Trail Country school two miles from the ranch headquarters. She learned about ranch life at an early age, rounding up, branding, and vaccinating cattle. She was a real animal lover and always had dogs and cats for special pets. Gloria married Bob Smith on January 21, 1958 in Havre, Montana, and they started their life together in Valmarie, as an Imperial Esso bulk agent. Through the years they moved to Shaunavon SK, Taber AB, and finally to Lethbridge where they worked with Husky Oil, and in their own family trucking business Del-Rio Management LTD. where Gloria was a dispatcher and took care of the books. While at Husky Oil Gloria fueled up and washed windshields on eighteen wheelers. Gloria was great at doing needlepoint and cross stitch work and has many framed pictures of her pieces that she had won first place ribbons for at the exhibition. Along with her love of cross stitch and needlepoint, Gloria had a passion for country music, and she was always singing along, slapping her knee and telling us stories of the stars lives, Blake Shelton in particular. Besides her husband Bob she is survived by her son Arlen (Jacki) Smith, and grandchildren, Brandon (Jenna) Smith, Dustin (Jill) Smith, Virginia (Reg) Reeder, Jessie (Josh) Vaters, and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Leo and Hanna Brandon, brother Harland, and sisters Cleofae, and Fern. We all miss ya girl and will leave you with a thumbs up and a “beautymon” as you always did to us. Rest in Peace, until we meet again. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB., Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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

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