October 25th, 2020

SATURDAY, July 6, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 6, 2019.

ROBERT BLAIR “Robbie”, “Rob”

July 28, 1988 – June 26, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ROBERT BLAIR on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 30 years.

Rob was a wonderful son to Gordon & Pamela Blair and brother to Charlie. He will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, two grandmas – who knew his favourite treats – and many friends made along the journey.

He will be remembered by many for his sparkling eyes, easy demeanour and smile, laughter and giggles, and always kindness.

Rob loved to travel; he visited Ontario over many summers to spend time with relatives and later studied and traveled in Europe.

He was a graduate of Agnes Davidson, Gilbert Patterson, LCI and the University of Lethbridge (Math). Rob, in his last few years, struggled with his mental illness, which eventually led to his passing. He needs to be remembered not for this, but for the happy-go-lucky fellow that he was.

A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

In lieu of flowers etc., any donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta would be gratefully appreciated, so that others may be helped. https://www.schizophrenia.ab.ca/how-i-can-help

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Ross Derrington

1946 – 2019

Mr. Ross Derrington of Vulcan, beloved husband of Mrs. Fay Warner, passed away in Lethbridge, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the age of 72 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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BRYANT

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Bryant passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife, Margie, and his family in Powell River, British Columbia, on June 28th, 2019. Larry was born at Ocean Falls on July 29th, 1930. He was a beloved son who was predeceased by his parents, Laurie and Esther Bryant. Larry was of Finnish and English heritage. His early love for animals developed into a passion for Veterinary Medicine where his healing hands helped countless large and small animals. He graduated from UBC in 1952 with a B.Sc. Agriculture and from OVC-Guelph in 1959 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Surgeon. Mom and Dad met in 1954. They developed a deep, loving, lifelong relationship that took them to Guelph where they were married in 1956. Dad completed his studies and they began their family. Dad and Mom moved west to live and work in BC, then in Spruce View, and Nobleford, Alberta, always as a partnership in his veterinary practice. In his work, there was a serenity and confidence: a patient knowledge of the mysteries beneath skin and bone. He retired in 1991, which allowed him more time for reading, coffee with Mom, and family. His dog, Dally, added a significant quality of life for Dad this last 13 years, and he enjoyed his rose garden and ocean view. Dad was many things to the people who knew him: father, husband, veterinarian, friend, champion pigeon racer, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa. Larry is survived by Margie, his loving wife of 62 years, and his eight children, Tom (Camille), Jack (Bev), Carol (Jim), Ross (Lynne), Mary, Blythe (Bruce), Rachel (Christian), and David (Cynthia), 19 grandchildren, Jason, Steven, Greg, Lewis, Solomon, Jessica, Allison, Nathaniel, Courtney, Ashleigh, Zachary, Henry, Clarice, Jennie, Niko, Marc-Antoine, Samuel, Charles-Emile, Sophia, and 6 great-grandchildren, Brodie, Breanna, Bryce, William, Lily, and Winter, all whom he loved unconditionally. Larry was deeply loved and will be missed immensely. He was a humble man, forever an optimist, compassionate about community, who loved to share in an intelligent conversation. He treated people and animals with respect, dignity, and genuine kindness. Larry’s faith journey was grounded in Christ and he confidently lived a balance between science and faith. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith, and he will receive the crown of glory. A private family service was held on Saturday; there will be no funeral. If you wish to make a donation in honour of Larry, choose a charity of your choice.


HOLLAND

BRIGGS STEPHEN HOLLAND, beloved son of Steve & Tracie Holland, passed away near Cardston on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the age of 16 years. Briggs is also survived by his siblings; Haylie, Micah, Skylie, Summer & Kash.

Friends may meet the family on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at the Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, (846 -1 Ave West) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, Cardston, AB., on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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


HOYE

LAURENCE GEORGE HOYE passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Laurence is survived and lovingly remembered by his two daughters and their families: Lorna & Dave Jones and their son, Jesse of Maple Ridge BC and Valorie Hoye & Michael Methot of Port Coquitlam BC, as well as his nephew, Devon Sissons in Toronto ON.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (née Sissons), and his sister, Gladys Jowett, who both passed in 1993.

Laurence was born in Lloydminster SK on June 9, 1932, later moving off the family farm there and into the city of Edmonton. He earned both Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in Mathematics from the University of Alberta. He and Fran settled in Lethbridge in 1961 when he accepted a job at the local community college. From there, he became part of the team that spearheaded the push for a university. Dad went on to teach and hold administrative positions at the University of Lethbridge from its founding in 1967 until his retirement.

In the years after his wife’s passing and his retirement from the university, Laurence found many new activities of interest: from involvement in the Diamond City Community Association while he lived there, to supporting LUSI (Lethbridge United Services Institute) and PROBUS, as well as advocating for nuclear power as part of the informal Energy Collegium. Through it all, “the boys” kept watching, collecting, photographing and talking about trains every week of every year.

The family wishes to thank all of his tremendous friends and the staff at Chinook Regional Hospital, Edith Cavell Care Centre and Alberta Health Services in Lethbridge as well as Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary for their diligent care of Laurence in the last couple of years of his life.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715 – Mayor Magrath Drive, South, Lethbridge, on Monday, July 15th, at 2:00 P.M. Use back entrance (east side).

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

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HUDSON

Catherine Oviatt Hudson passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 91. Her funeral will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cardston (East) Stake Centre. Friends may meet the family Friday, July 12, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home or prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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


Ed Klone

1938 – 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Ed Klone announce his passing away, on July 3, 2019, at the young age of 81.

Ed took great pride in working his hardest to be successful. He owned and operated numerous companies one being a trucking company, successful farmer and even owned his own plane which he often just buzzed the area for the heck of it.

Ed & Gwen resided in Lethbridge and Havasu Springs where they had many friends. Ed was very social and enjoyed spending time and entertaining with his friends. He also was an avid golfer, fishmen and his favorite past time of Happy Hour.

He will be forever missed by his wife Gwen who has been by his side for 46 years. Between the two they had 4 children Kim (John), Cam (Allen), Mark (Tammy), Susanne (Shane). He was blessed with 5 grandchildren Morgan, Amanda, Brett, Ashley, Aimee & Riley.

He will be greatly missed by his siblings Jim (Lea), Dennis (Jay), Marlene (Gordon), Marjorie, & Doreen. He will sorely be missed by his loving furry sidekick, Tory and many furry friends before him.

Ed was predeceased by his parents August & Ethel, brother Norman, and Robert Brown.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at PARADISE CANYON GOLF RESORT, 185 Canyon Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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Dennis Kosaka

1936 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dennis Kosaka on November 11, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. on August 16, 1936.

Dennis is survived by his daughter Renee Husdal, son Tyler Kosaka (Christina), sisters Irene Robinson (Clair) and Brenda Kosaka (Jon) as well as three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Daisy and his sister Thelma.

A celebration of his life will be held at Parkbridge Estates Community Hall, 2927 – 29 Street South in Lethbridge at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

In lieu of koden, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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LOCKWOOD

KATHLEEN DOROTHY LOCKWOOD, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

She will be remembered by her loving children: Ronald (Gertie) of Lethbridge, Donald of Saskatoon, Sheila Carter of Clinton, ON, Maureen (John) McClinchey of Blyth, ON, and Gary (Diane) of Lethbridge as well as eight grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Born in southern Alberta on May 14, 1923, she was raised as a farm girl where she learned the value of hard work and the importance of caring and sharing with other people. These traits she carried with her and applied throughout her life with her family and friends. This brought her the love and respect she had as a mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma. It also made her a great nurse, work she enjoyed very much and an unforgettable person whose life it was a joy to be a part of.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

Following the service, Kathleen will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Kathleen and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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Alice Long
1922 – 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alice Carlina Long, announce the passing of their loving mother and grandmother. Alice passed away peacefully in Coaldale, with loved ones by her side, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Alice is survived by her son Tim (Debra) Long of Lethbridge and her daughter Sandra (Stewart) Sears of Taber. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kim (Tony) Tams, James (Tiffany) Long, Kristin Landry, Andrea (Jason) Werewka, Erik (Stevie) Bodnar and her great grandchildren, who were the twinkle in her eyes; Luca, Lucia, Roman, Cruz, Owen, Kelsey, Riley, Macey, Grady, Brayden, Trinity and Hailey. Alice is also survived by her brother Jack (Linda) Wolfe of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters-in-law Doris Wolfe of Calgary and Hester (Glen) Campbell of Edmonton; special niece Alice Marie Foder of Lethbridge and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Norman Long; son Brian Long; sisters Rose (Jack) Leismeister; Lillian (Bob) Drennan and Betty (Stan) Degenstein; her brother Ron Wolfe and sister-in-law Audrey (Van) Willis.
Alice was born in Foremost on November 18, 1922. She married Norman Long in 1949 and they raised their family in Taber where she lived until Norman’s passing in 1982. Alice then moved to Lethbridge where she resided until she moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale in 2018.
Mom was a wonderful homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was president of Beta Sigma Phi and hosted numerous bridge parties for the ladies. Mom was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching curling, tennis and her favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays. She could always fill you in on the latest sports highlights.
Mom had a talent for needlepoint, pettipoint and knitting. She made many pieces that her family cherish in their homes to this day. She donated a lot of her talent to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital by knitting toques for newborn babies.
Most of all, Alice enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, catching up on their life events over cookies and a ‘cup of tea’.
She will be missed by all who got to know her kind heart and generosity.
Alice’s family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for their compassion and care during her stay.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MAINZER

Our beloved father, PETER MAINZER, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his loving children: Francine Penrod of Lethbridge, Wesley Mainzer of Lethbridge, Alisha Herget (Matthew) of Warner and Leanne Froese (Tony) of Raymond, as well as his 11 grandkids. He is also survived by his mother Irmgard Mainzer, brother Alvin Mainzer (Pat), sisters Gisela Mainzer, Monica Perry (Ken), Kathy Lamb (Tim), and sister-in-law Lisette Mainzer.

He was predeceased by his father Robert Mainzer Sr. and brother Robert Mainzer Jr.

Peter grew up in Coaldale. He had many of jobs before landing a career as a welder, which he absolutely loved. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and camping. Any moment he had, he was either telling fishing stories or making plans for camping trips. He enjoyed many adventures throughout his life but his most favourite ones were the countless get-togethers with family and friends.

To celebrate his life, we would like to do just that by having a get-together with all his family and friends. Please come join us at PETER MAINZER’S HOME, 65 Grizzly Terrace North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday July 13, 2019 between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Bring your stories and memories to share.

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Elizabeth Meszaros

1921 – 2019

Mrs. Elizabeth Meszaros of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Meszaros, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the age of 98 years. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm, Friday, July 5, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.A private family Graveside Service will be held at a later date in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Ross Metcalfe

1946 – 2019

Mr. Ross Metcalfe of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eileen Metcalfe, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 73 years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 12:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 1202 2 Avenue South #40, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0E3, or The Alberta Cancer Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre 1A129, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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Allyn Mills

1938 – 2019

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the untimely passing of Allyn Burt Mills on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years.Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at VIA CHURCH, 2820, 18 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AlbertaA Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at VIA CHURCH, 2820, 18 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Bishop Todd Atkinson, officiating.

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Nigel George HALL

Nov. 21, 1926 – June 25, 2019

Nigel passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He leaves behind to forever miss him his children, Gordon (Beverly) Hall of Nanaimo, BC, Alayne (Terry) Baker of Leduc, Alberta, and Marilyn Hall of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren, Dana Hall, Alexandria Yates, Virginia Scow, William Baker, Kristina Baker, Jon Baker, Robbie Baker, Alexandra Baker; numerous great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brother, Sydney (Sherry) Hall of Lethbridge, Alberta; well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members. Nigel was predeceased by the love of his life, Mary Rosalee Hall; sister, Myrtle Pellegrin. Nigel retired from Lethbridge Research Station in April of 1987. He was an avid golfer, a life time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and past member of the Elks Club; Windy City Remote Controlled Airplanes; Nanaimo Boat Modellers Club. When not busy with his membership duties, Nigel filled his time enjoying the music at Nanaimo Senior’s Village sing-a-longs.

In keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. Those wishing to honour Nigel’s memory may do so by making a donation in his name to Heart & Stroke.

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Joseph “Joe” Schoen

1924 – 2019

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Schoen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. RoseMarie Schoen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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SCHRAGE

July 31, 1973 – June 19, 2019

WILLIAM “BILLY” TREVOR SCHRAGE, of Lethbridge, passed away tragically on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 45 years.

Billy is survived by his son Dawson, brothers Wilf (Bernie), Werner (Kathy), Harold (Jeanne) and Ralph (Debbie); and his sisters Ellen (Wally) and Sonya as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fabian and Agnes Schrage.

Billy was born in Lethbridge, went to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and studied at Lethbridge College. Billy had one son, Dawson. He enjoyed bow hunting and fishing and spent many days with Dawson enjoying these pastimes.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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SHEARER, David Ian

January 11th, 1935, – March 29th, 2019.

(Age 84)

A celebration of life for the late David Shearer is to be held July 14th, 2019 @ 1:00pm at the residence of Derrick & Rhonda Shearer.

Directions from Lethbridge:

Highway 3 east to

Broxburn Road (RR210)

North 4 kms on

Broxburn Road

Please follow the signs


Louis “Louie” Sosick

1928 – 2019

On Tuesday July 2, 2019, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Louie Sosick passed away surrounded by his loving family at the age of 91.

Louie was born April 1, 1928, in Yugoslavia to parents, Joe and Julia. He grew up with four brothers – Pete, Bill, Morris and John. Louie immigrated to Canada in 1938 and settled in Picture Butte, Alberta. While working in the sugar beets, he found the love of his life, Johanna Gieske, and they were married in 1961. Louie worked on the oil rigs early on in his career and then, to be closer to the ones he loved, worked as a general contractor.

Louie had a way of always making one feel welcome. He was a straight shooter and told it like he saw it. He loved camping, fishing, golfing, gardening and gathering with family and friends.

Besides his loving wife, Louie will be fondly remembered by his children Jackie (Tony), Christine, Jim (Susan) and four grandchildren – Peter, Sarah, Angela and August.

Louie leaves to mourn his brother Morris (Joanne) Sosick, cousin Branko (Anica) Hrstic, sisters-in-law Agnes Sosick (Bill) & Joann Sosick (Pete), and many loving nieces and nephews.

Louie was predeceased by his parents Joe and Julia; brothers Pete, Bill and John. He was also predeceased by his beloved brother- and sister-in-law, Tony & Betty Gieske who, together with Johanna, immigrated to Canada.

A sincere thank you to all the staff at St. Michael’s Extended Care Center, Norbridge Pharmacy and Dr. Peter Koegler for the loving care you all gave to Louie.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Monday, July 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the Lethbridge Special Olympics, #1-2810 5 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 0P1.

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WICKHAM

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Grace H. Wickham of Lethbridge passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at West Highlands Good Samaritans, at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her two sons, Tim (Julaine) of Red Deer and Dennis (Marie) of Lethbridge, grandchildren Lorinda, Stephanie and Brenna (Fredrik), great grandchildren Abby and Larz, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson Trevor Wickham, George and siblings Joyce, Howard, Dermot, Desmond (Tim), and Patricia.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at St Augustine’s Church, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, at 3:00 pm followed by gathering to remember her.

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


Bernadette Wolf Tail

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bernadette Wolf Tail at the age of 78 years. She passed away after a brief illness at Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday July 4th, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the family at a later date. To send a condolence please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

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