October 29th, 2020

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 16, 2019.

BUDZKO

EDWARD MICHAEL BUDZKO, of Magrath, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 62 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

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DIEDERICH

DENNIS JOHN DIEDERICH, the beloved husband of Sonia Diederich, of Lethbridge, passed away with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the age of 68 years. Dennis “The Duke” accomplished much in his life, including raising his children. He was a journeyman electrician for more than 49 years. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering in his shop. He spent a lot of time in the outdoors goose hunting and fishing with his family. Throughout his life, he liked to travel and visit historical sites and visit his family. In the course of his life, he was fortunate and took great pleasure in helping others when needed. He also took great pride in his grandchildren. His quiet courage, the strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor (and quick wit) will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. He was predeceased by his son, Todd, granddaughter, Carly, his parents Wilfred & Dorothy Diederich. Besides his loving wife Sonia, he is survived by two sons, Jerry (Shelli) of Vernon, B.C. and Cory (Cheryl) of Elkford, B.C.; one daughter, Tammy (Mike) Ogden of Sparwood, B.C.; three grandchildren; six brothers, Larry (Darlene), Roydon (Carolyn), Murray (Irene), Rick (Claudia), Barry, Brian (Linda). A Celebration of Life Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. He will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Dennis, contributions may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, I.C. Unit: 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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FRENCH

RICHARD FRENCH, beloved husband of Connie French of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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GRUDNISKI

LEO GRUDNISKI passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years. Please join us in honouring Leo during a Come-and-Go Memorial at LETHBRIDGE NAVY LEAGUE, 1708 – 10 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Dr. Richard King-Brown

1919 – 2019

It is with the deepest sadness, but with wonderful memories, that we announce the death of Richard King-Brown on May 2, 2019. He was without a doubt the most wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather a family could have been blessed to have. Richard is survived by his three children Michael (Brenda), Robert (Jenny), and Elaine (Clair) Forestell, six grandchildren (Shannon, Erin, Tara, Megan, Lindsay, and John) and four great-grandchildren (Aiden, Ryker, Emily and Lachlan). He was predeceased by his wife Sylvia, his grandson Stephen, and his step-grandson, Michael. Richard was born in London, England, on November 12, 1919. He was a proper Cockney as he was born within the sound of Bow Bells and was always proud of the fact he was born and raised a Londoner. He enjoyed an interesting childhood growing up in south-east London where his father ran a medical practice. He had one older sister, Honor, who predeceased him in 1987. Richard received his education mainly in London and graduated from the City of London School in 1937. That same year he was accepted at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London, following in the medical footsteps of his father and grandfather. He was in medical school throughout the London Blitz and graduated in 1942. After medical school and a short internship, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). His first few months in the RAMC were spent in an army hospital near Hull and this is when he met his future wife, Sylvia Dunn. During his four years in RAMC he saw service in Britain, Palestine, North Africa, Italy, India and the Far East, ending the war in Malaya. Before his travels to the Far East, he returned home to take a blood transfusion course and found time to get married on February 2, 1944. Leaving behind his new wife, expecting their first child, he was not to return for 18 months, arriving home on his son Michael’s first birthday in 1946. For the next six years, he did various house positions as middle and senior registrar studying internal medicine. Robert was born in 1949, and shortly after Richard obtained his MRCP qualifying him as an internist. He applied for many consultant positions in England, but it soon became evident the best way to both provide for his family and practice medicine the way he wanted was to emigrate. They chose Alberta, and in 1952 the family arrived in Picture Butte. In 1954 he joined the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge and he practiced Internal Medicine there for the next 32 years. Elaine was born in 1956 and the family was complete. His career spanned an amazing era in medicine. He always kept up to date with the latest advances (including the first ICU in Lethbridge) and enjoyed his mix of general internal medicine with a busy consultative practice all the while making his patients feel valued and cared for. Richard also enjoyed many a summer weekend racing his Enterprise with the St. Mary’s Sailing Club and was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame as a builder and athlete for his work in bringing the racquet sport squash into the city. He retired in 1986 after nearly 50 years in medicine. He and Sylvia spent the “Golden Years” of their retirement in Waterton Village enjoying time in Tofino, time with grandchildren, and lives filled with music and reading. He touched the lives of so many people and will be missed greatly by a whole community that remember his name fondly, and by all members of his family. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon James Robinson officiating. For those who wish, donations may be made in Richard’s name to St. Augustine’s Memorial Fund, 411, 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2N9, or to a charity of one’s choice.


KINSLOW

SONYA JUSTINA KINSLOW, the beloved wife of Jayson Leong of Lethbridge, passed away with her family at her side in Lethbridge on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the age of 39 years. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jayson Leong, her parents, Israel and Edith Kinslow, one brother, Justin, sister-in-laws Sheri Kinslow, Muoi Leong, nephews Sheldon Leong and Owen Kinslow, niece Kayla Leong, mother-in-law Lily Leong, brother-in-laws Jamie and Anthony Leong. She is also survived by her dear pets, Bella, Tyson and Misty. Sonya was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable woman who loved her family and animal companions. She loved to travel and enjoyed her most recent trip to Newfoundland. Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. In memory of Sonya, contributions may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society: 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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KISS

MICAELA LEIGH KISS, beloved daughter of Ernie Kiss and Penni Kiss, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2019 at the age of 23. Along with her parents, she is also survived by her siblings Devanie, Bradley, Douglas (Clarissa), and Jeffrey (Alyssa), nephew Emmitt and nieces Margo and Lillian, her grandmothers Marie Holthe and Beverly Kiss, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by her grandfathers Allen Holthe and Emil Kiss. Micaela loved all animals from horses to cats to geckos and snakes. Her dogs, Angel and Cherub, were her pride and joy and gave her much comfort. She excelled in the arts and could do anything she put her mind to; painting, or photography, or Karaoke. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved being a part of school performances and Show Choir. She had recently completed her training and was eager to start her new career as a Massage Therapist. Donations can be made at any ATB Financial location to “The Family of Micaela Kiss”. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 East 200 North, Raymond Alberta. Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday May 17, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church, or prior to the Service from 12:00 to 12:45pm.

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Ernest Mercer

1927 – 2019

Mr. Ernest Mercer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Kay Mercer, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 91 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411, 11 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating.

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SANFORD

BURDETTE GARNET SANFORD, beloved husband of Mylene Sanford, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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STOTT

DONALD HERBERT STOTT, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Bullock Stott, passed away on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the age of 87 years. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday May 21st, 2019 at 11:00am, 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 prior to the Service from 10:00 to 10:45am.

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


TERASHIMA

AKIRA “FRED” TERASHIMA, beloved husband of the late Yasuko Terashima, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in Lethbridge at the age of 93 years.

He is survived by his two children: Thomas Terashima and Irene Aya Terashima.

He was born August 22, 1925 to Gengi and Mieko Terashima in Steveston, B.C. Akira arrived in southern Alberta on April 22, 1942. He started working at Trans Canada Freezers in 1961 and was there for over 25 years. He was a longtime member of the Lethbridge Buddhist Church (northside) and an honourary member of the Chojukai Seniors Club.

Thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan, Park Meadows and Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and support over the last couple years.

Friends may meet the family Friday May 17th, 2019 from 2:00 – 2:30pm at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta (470 – 40th St. S. Lethbridge, just south of the Casino). The funeral will follow at 2:30pm.

In lieu of flowers and Koden, donations may be made to the BTSA or a charity of one’s choice.

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


Roger Van Dellen

1929 – 2019

Mr. Roger Van Dellen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Annie Van Dellen, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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