January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 11, 2019.


It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that the family of SLOANE IVY BUDD, announce her untimely passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the age of two and a half years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to https://www. gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-kim-and-tyson-budd

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


IRENE M. CLARKE (nee Leavitt), beloved wife of Jim Clarke, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at West Highlands Centre, Lethbridge, on Monday, April 8th, 2019, at the age of 84 years.

Cremation, with interment to be held at a later date.

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Mary Dueck

1928 – 2019

It is with sadness, love and thankfulness to God that we say goodbye to our treasured mother, grandmother and great- grandmother Mary, who passed away April 5, 2019 at Cedar Creek Adaptacare at the age of 90 years. A Private Family Graveside will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery. A Public Celebration of Mary and Peters Lives will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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DARREL ORCUTT, beloved husband of Dana Orcutt of Coaldale, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

Darrel is survived by his loving wife Dana of 52 years, son Russel (Lisa) Orcutt, daughter Megan (Tony) Curtis, grandchildren Brody, Mackenzie and Colton, his dad Lloyd, sisters Colleen (Ernie) Boucher, Shelley (George) Goertzen, Patti Wright and their families. He is also survived by Dana’s brothers, their families and an abundance of friends.

He was predeceased by his mom Maude, in-laws Felix and Marion Ober, and brother-in-law Gord Danielson.

Darrel was born in Lethbridge and grew up in and around Coaldale. After attending Readymade and Kate Andrews schools and working on the Orcutt and Ober farms, Darrel left for Ottawa to study meteorology. This experience took him to Watson Lake, Yukon. After marrying Dana in 1967, they moved to Calgary where Darrel worked as a seismologist for Western Geophysical. This career took Darrel and Dana to Cairo, Egypt from 1969 to 1971. After returning from Egypt, they moved to Picture Butte where Darrel bought and operated an Esso bulk fuel and fertilizer business. In 1975, Darrel and Dana moved to the family farm working alongside his folks until their retirement. Darrel and Dana continued to farm until 1997 when they moved to Coaldale. After a brief experience with retirement, Darrel joined the Perry Produce family, enjoying a return to his love of farming.

Darrel loved golfing, camping, curling, hunting and travelling. Time spent with family and friends making wonderful memories was what he cherished the most.

A Celebration of Darrel’s Life will be held at READYMADE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 90005 Highway 512, Lethbridge County, AB (20 km east of Lethbridge, on the corner of 512 east and 512 north) on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to either the Gem of the West Museum: Box 343, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M4, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation): 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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Lila Parsonage

1922 – 2019

Lila Beryl Parsonage, beloved wife of late Roger Parsonage, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on April 6,2019 just after her 97th Birthday. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:30PM and 8:30PM, on Friday, April 12, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM, on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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SAMUEL LESLIE WEST, beloved husband of Shelley West, of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 64 years.

Sam is survived by his daughters Sammi (Dave) Lutterotti of Lethbridge, Robberta (Marc) Perreault of Calgary, Amy of Jasper and Katie (Sean Maclean) of Lethbridge; sons Frank (Jocelyn) and Casey (Kristie) both of Picture Butte; grandchildren Hunter and Ottavio Lutterotti, Kade and Belle Perreault and Samuel and Nora West; mother Jennie West of Picture Butte and his mother-in-law Alice Bond of Rawdon, N.S.; sisters Arlene (Wade) Bourne, Peggy (Les Hanley) and Laura (Joe) Metka; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Celeste MacNeil, Charlie (Ardis) Bond, Avora (Earle) Babcock, Karen (Tom) MacDonald, Anita (Steve) Taylor and Ellie Smith (Ron Johnson).

He was predeceased by his daughter Chelsey, father Frank, father-in-law Arthur Bond and brother-in-law Kirby Bond.

Sam was born in Lethbridge, AB, and lived there until he was 12 years old. His family then moved to Calgary. After high school, Sam became a licensed auto and heavy duty mechanic, working for Aamco Transmission and Precision Transmission in Calgary. It was during this time that he met and married Shelley. Starting a family, they first moved to Lethbridge and then in 1985 to Picture Butte. Sam worked for Kunsman Transport in Lethbridge, Butte Motors and Farm Supply Ltd. in Picture Butte and then in 1991, started with the County of Lethbridge as the school bus mechanic. In 1995, the school board separated from the County and became Palliser Regional Schools, where Sam continued to work until his health forced him into early retirement.

In 1988, Sam joined the Picture Butte Volunteer Fire Department. This is where he found his passion. For the next 26 years, he poured his heart and soul into being a firefighter. He quickly moved up through the ranks, becoming the Volunteer Fire Chief in 1996. Sam was also instrumental in starting the first ambulance service in Picture Butte. He made many lasting friendships through the fire department and through hose laying competitions. The only thing he loved more was his family.

He was a proud and dedicated father, grandfather, son, brother and a very loving, understanding husband. He coached soccer, helped with first aid on his kids’ hockey teams, taught Sunday School and served on the Trinity United Church Board. The things he enjoyed most though were the camping trips, boating and family dinners where everyone gathered together. He was so loved and will be greatly missed.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. Any fire service members attending are welcome to wear uniform.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who are able, to consider donating blood in Sam’s memory. For those who cannot, donations may be made to Canyon Church Camp, 210A – 12A Street North, #418, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1, to rebuild the chapel destroyed in the Kenow Wildfire.

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

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