October 28th, 2020

FRIDAY, May 3, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 3, 2019.

BLACKMER

DAVID JOHN BLACKMER, of Coutts, born on March 5, 1957 in Lethbridge, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Roque Pereira officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Coutts Cemetery.

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


Diana Hudson
1960 – 2019

Diana Louise Hudson, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the age of 59 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Celebrate Diana’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion (Lower lounge), 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 4, 2019 between 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. A private burial will take place at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Diana is survived by her parents Dick and Mae Hudson of Taber; sister Cindy (David) Varga of Taber and brother Clifford (Carol) Hudson of Kitscoty. She will also be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews Courtney (Trevor) Daniels and family, Blaine Varga, Paige (Anthoney) Smith and family, Thomas and Kelly Hudson, Jeffrey Hudson (MacKayla Rombough) and family.
Diana was born in Taber on January 21, 1960 to Dick and Mae Hudson. She was raised in Purple Springs were she attended Kinniburgh School till grade six, then finished her education in Taber at WR Myers. After graduation she went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to become a travel agent. Her job took her to many locations throughout Alberta for many years. Diana enjoyed traveling herself and went to many places around the world such as Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. After many years in the travel industry, she took a job at McCain’s where she has been employed until the time of her passing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Diana’a name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


June Jasman

1932 – 2019

Mrs. June Jasman of Lundbreck, beloved wife of the late Mr. Les Jasman, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Brenda Kinniburgh
1956 – 2019

Brenda Jean Kinniburgh, beloved wife of Tom Kinniburgh, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the age of 62 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


KRYSAK

WILLIAM “BILL” KRYSAK SR., beloved husband of Sylvia Krysak, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Rodger Halvorson officiating.

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


McKay LePard
1995 – 2019

McKay Jared LePard, beloved son of Todd and Gayle LePard, passed away in Taber on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 23 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 3, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, May 4, 2019 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow. Burial will take place at the Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. Following the burial service, family and friends are invited to share memories of McKay at Grandma Diane LePard’s home, 1078 James Avenue, Pincher Creek. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
McKay is survived by his loving parents, Todd and Gayle LePard, his brother Ty LePard of Taber and nephew Gavin, his brother Brett (McKayla) LePard of Lethbridge, his sister Hayley LePard (fiancee Bo Mullenaux) of Barnwell, along with many extended family and friends.
McKay was born in Lethbridge on September 10, 1995. He spent his early years in Barnwell where he had many great friends, teammates, coaches and teachers. McKay attended WR Myers High School during grades 10 and 11 and graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 2013. He completed three years of an carpentry apprenticeship at Lethbridge College. McKay was a talented carpenter employed by Bevco Construction. He was skilled and knowledgeable in his trade and was always eager to learn new things.
The most important part of McKay’s life were his family and friends. McKay loved all aspects of life including camping, fishing, hunting and playing on the Well-Tech softball team. He and his girlfriend, Lindsay Langkopf shared many memories together riding horses and especially loved their dogs, Phoebe and Maverick.
He had an infectious smile and lit up any room he was in. McKay was the first to give a hug, from the bottom of his heart, which always seemed to melt away all of your problems. He was loved by anyone who knew him.
The family would like to sincerely thank all those who have reached out to them during this difficult time.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


PAHARA

LILLIAN PAHARA passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, with loving family and caring staff at her side, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Lillian is deeply missed but fondly remembered by her children and their families: Dennis and his children Cindy and Clint; Monte’s son Shane (Karri) and their children Sara and Kaiden; Renee (Ian McGillivray) and stepdaughter Mariah McGillivray-Corey (Wes); Debbie Morin (Mike) and son Cole (Emily).

Lillian is predeceased by her husband John Pahara; granddaughter Shannon, great-grandson Jace, and all her sisters and brothers as well as her son Monte, who recently passed away, joining Lillian and these many loved ones.

Lillian was born in Bethune, Saskatchewan to Jon and Mary Lustig. She often said, “Both of my parents died when I was very young but my brothers and sisters were determined to keep us all together.” And did so. This love and strength of family and community defined Lillian’s gentle but spirited nature, throughout decades of farm life and active retirement.

Lillian was a long time volunteer to many organizations including The Lethbridge and District Humane Society where her love shone for animals “great and small”. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation there would be greatly appreciated: 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

Her family extends their deepest thanks to the caring staff of Legacy Lodge and Paradigm Home Care. They brightened Lillian’s life everyday and became family too.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Lillian’s families at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with Mr. Reno Guimond officiating.

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


PAHARA

MONTGOMERY “MONTE” JOHN PAHARA, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 70 years.

A Celebration of Monte’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.

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


POLLEMANS

MARGARET “MAGGIE” POLLEMANS, beloved wife of John Pollemans of Coaldale, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the age of 65 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2214 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

Interment to follow in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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


James Anthony Ress

1970 – 2019

Mr. James Ress of Lethbridge, beloved son of Angie Schwarz passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the age of 48 years. A Celebration of James’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 3, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


John Robert “Bob” Sinclair

1927- 2019

Bob passed away March 12, 2019 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Born 1927 in St. James (Winnipeg) MB. Bob is survived by his loving wife Elaine; two daughters Kelly Mueller (Lenard) and Sheri White; grandsons Jarett Mueller and Aaron White; one nephew; three nieces and their families, Dauphin and Winnipeg and one cousin, Dave Sinclair – Victoria, B.C. Bob was predeceased by his only brother Frank in 2017. Graduating from St. James High School – Winnipeg, Bob began work with the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1944 – Retiring in 1987. During Retirement, Bob enjoyed many hours golfing at the Raymond Golf Course, enjoyed bowling, stamp collecting and travelling. Bob was a dedicated and well-respected Freemason for nearly sixty years. While able to be active, Bob faithfully contributed as a member, officer and presiding officer of the various Masonic bodies that Bob belonged to. On the York Rite side, these included North Star Lodge No. 4, Shekinah Chapter No. 4 Royal Arch Masons, Acre Preceptory No. 66 Knights Templar, Alberta Council No. 5 and Ararat Lodge No. 5 Cryptic Rite Masons. Bob was honoured by invitation to the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine – Wild Rose Conclave No. 37, York Rite Sovereign College of North America – Diversity College No. 202 and Knights of the York Cross of Honour – Western Canada Priory No. 35. On the Scottish Rite side of Masonry, Bob belonged to and served as an officer with Lethbridge Lodge Of Perfection and Rose Croix, as well as Consistory in Calgary. In addition to serving in Lethbridge, Bob held a number of appointed Grand Offices for the: Grand Lodge of Alberta, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Alberta and the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada. As a mark of the esteem Bob was held with by his fellow Brothers, Companions and Knights, he was granted Emeritus status by the York Rite bodies. We will be honouring “Bobs” life in a way he would appreciate with a Celebration of his life which will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at MASONIC HALL, 315A – 10 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. This is open to all who may wish to attend.

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


SPACKMAN

RICHARD STEWART SPACKMAN, passed away on Thursday April 25, 2019 as a result of ALS. He was 65. He will be cremated. Richard is survived by his sister Marie Spackman; pre-deceased by his parents, Lester and Estella. A Memorial Service will be held for him on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8W1.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


STEED

DAVID JAY STEED, of Stirling, passed away April 27, 2019 at the age of 83.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11:00 am, at the Stirling Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel.

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


ZENTNER

DOROTHEA ZENTNER, beloved wife of the late Louie Zentner, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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