January 19th, 2021

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 12, 2019.

Henry Bourassa

1929 – 2019

Henry Thomas Bourassa, beloved husband of the late Betty Bourassa, passed away peacefully in Taber with family by his side on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Taber Agriplex, 6602 – 53 Street, Taber on Saturday, July 13, 2019 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. He is survived by his daughter Gay (Ken) Jensen of Cardston, son Kim Bourassa of Lethbridge and daughter Sharon (Lou) Tams of Taber; eight grandchildren Jody (Ben) Nish, Wade (Sue) Jensen, Megan (Sal) Quinonez, Murray Bourassa, Chris Tams (Emalea Materi), Brandon (Lauren) Tams, Amanda (Travus) Valgardson, Matthew Tams and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Laura (Harold) and Leah; brother Alfie (Elaine); sister-in-law Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and best friend Betty Bourassa in 2017, a grandson, Travis Henry David Bourassa and brother Maurice. Henry started work at a young age logging and at the saw mills on the west coast before starting in the grocery business. He worked in Lethbridge with Canada Safeway where he spent twelve years before moving to Taber to open the new Safeway store where he was employed until his retirement. Henry loved to fish, spending many happy times on the boat with his son and sons-in-law and couldn’t resist giving their lines a tug to make them think they had caught ‘the big one’. There was nothing Henry couldn’t fix and his family always knew they could call on dad for speedy repairs. He always said he would send us the bill but of course, the bill never came. Henry loved to spend time in his shop woodworking. He was so talented, all you had to do was have an idea and he could create what you wanted and it was always amazing what he would come up with. Henry loved a good story, a game of crib and to share a laugh. He would whistle as he went about his day and you always knew he was near even before you saw him. “When dad passed we know that mom was waiting for him with the motorhome packed and ready to go on their next adventure together.” He will be sadly missed by us all. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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

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.

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


CATHERINE OVIATT HUDSON, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was reunited in heaven with her husband Gordon on Thursday, July 4, 2019. She had a stroke and passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 91 years. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at the CARDSTON EAST STAKE CENTRE. Friends may meet the family Friday, July 12, 7:00-8:00 pm at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 St. N Lethbridge, and before the service from 9:30 am-10:40 am. She is lovingly remembered by her sister, Viola Oviatt Hudson; children Mary-Rose (Ron) McMullin, Jacalyn (Gord) Miller-Williams, Bruce (Louise) Hudson, Keith (Sandra) Hudson, Glen (Carole) Hudson, Pamella (Ron) Thompson, Cathie (Ken) Harris, and Emily (Darren) Berg, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She has been predeceased by her husband Gordon, son-in-law Grant Miller, and several grandchildren.

Catherine Oviatt Hudson was born January 11, 1928 in Claresholm, Alberta, to John Frederick Oviatt and Mary Elizabeth Hatch. With her 10 siblings, Catherine was raised on a farm outside Stavely, Alberta during the great depression.

She attended school in Stavely, Barnwell, and went to high school in Claresholm, where she met Gordon Hudson. She attended the University of Alberta, becoming a teacher.

Gordon and Catherine were married on February 14, 1951, in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They raised eight children in Edmonton, Alberta. She had a quiet determination to do right, to always try to improve herself, and to serve those around her. She was a faithful, diligent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Catherine and Gordon served a mission in Vermont, then moved to Cardston, where Gordon died in 2009. Catherine spent the last years of her life living with her family and enjoying time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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


Lyndon Leons Lomanovskis, beloved husband of Janice of Raymond, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the age of 54 years.

A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating.

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


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.

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

Donna Moltz

1937 – 2019

With profound sadness in our hearts, but the comfort that she is now at peace and reunited with our dad, we announce the passing of our mother Donna Moltz, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. A Come and Go Reception will be held from 1-4pm, on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2110 18 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada, 4039 Brentwood Rd NW #230C, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 1L1.

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


Darrell Averill Nummi, beloved companion of Sylvana de Pooter, passed away at home on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 59 years.

Memorial Service details will be announced when completed.

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


JOANNE OOSTLANDER of Nobleford, AB, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, July 8, 2019 after a brief struggle with cancer.

She is the loving mother of Kayla and Dallas, her foster children. She is survived by her sister Corrie (Harry), and her brothers, Hans, Jake (Mina) and Tony as well as three nieces and four nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Peter and Johanna Oostlander.

Joanne was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on March 26, 1963. She emigrated to Canada as a baby, settling with her parents in the Pitt Meadows area of BC. Growing up on a dairy farm, she developed a great love for the outdoors, something that characterized her entire life.

As a young woman she experienced Jesus’ saving, transforming work in her life, which formed the basis for her lifelong passion to know and follow Him. Joanne completed a psychology degree at Trinity Western University and began working with the handicapped in Abbotsford. Later she poured her life into her foster children, seeking to show them not only her love but the love that God has for them. Eventually she moved with her family to Nobleford, AB where those that came to know her were blessed by her patient, encouraging friendship. When the diagnosis of cancer came, she didn’t see it as a tragedy but as God’s call to take her to himself, expressing the desire to “depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Philippians 1:23)

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH – located on Hwy 25 at Diamond City on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Ryan Case officiating. A Graveside Service will follow at the Fort Macleod Union Cemetery.

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


MARLENE BEVERLY PLEWES, beloved wife of the late Arthur Plewes, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


ARNOLD SCHMIDT, beloved husband of Shirley Schmidt of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Seamas Skelly

1949 – 2019

Mr. Seamas Skelly, beloved husband of Cindy, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the age of 69 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. nterment will follow at Archmount Cemetery.

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

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


With our deepest sadness we announce, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at around 11:30 P.M. we lost LOUISE JEANETTE SLEETH, wife of Robert “Bob” Sleeth for almost 62 years. Louise was made up of nothing but love. She was a Ma to her children, Nanny to her grandchildren and Grandma to anyone who came through her door.

Louise filled the hearts of those she loved and laughed with and always had a “you know I love you” ready to make you feel better. Louise dedicated 36 years to helping others as a nurse, many times “stretching the rules” to make someone feel comfortable and loved.

Louise is survived by her husband Bob Sleeth, daughters Patricia & Rick Richardson and Pamela & Steve Morgan, grandchildren Nicole Ray, Kimberly and Mitch Sorsdahl, Ryan and Melanie Mueller, Taija Morgan and Taylor Morgan, and great-grandchildren, Maddie Fazzio and Regan Fazzio, Evan Mueller and Aiden Mueller, Emma Sorsdahl and Greyson Sorsdahl. Louise is also survived by her brothers Dale Freeborn and Ron Scott.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, Elva & James Freeborn and her children Randy, Bobby and Susan Sleeth and her grandson, Dustin Robinson.

Our family would like to thank all the caregivers at Columbia Age Care and Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassion and help through this trying time.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully appreciated to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary at http://www.alzheimercalgary.ca.

Please understand that Louise wanted a very private ceremony for her immediate family — there will be no formal funeral service.

Louise always said “This is not goodbye but see you.”

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

Diane Mary Strikes With A Gun Mistakiaakii (Mountain Woman) May 14th, 1947 – July 6th, 2019

Diane passed away peacefully at Pincher Creek Hospital after a lengthy illness on Saturday, July 6, 2019. She leaves to mourn her passing, her beloved husband, Leander; her children John (Georgette), Devin; ex-daughter-in-law Phyllis; adopted children Kyle Plain Eagle, Joey (Danielle), Rosie (Ferlin), Marlon (Velma), Sam Jr., Keevin, Lori, Adele, Peter & Trish Crow Eagle, and Vanessa. She is survived by her grandchildren Carey, Benjamin (Bethany), Blair (Lindsey), Michael, Amanda, Augusta & Shania; her great grandchildren Xavier, Zaiden, Azailia, Greyson, & Bentley; her brother Sam Holloway and sister-in-law Dayle Holloway; her Father in-law Mark (Blandine) Strikes with A Gun and extended families from Piikani, Morley, Siksika, Kainai Nations, and United States of America. She was predeceased by her sons Francis and adopted son Delaney; her parents Frank and Cecile Holloway; siblings Frank Jr., Johnny, Barry, Clayton, Sylvia, Florence, and Linda Holloway; her brother-in-laws / adopted children Charlie, Hilary, and Burton. There will be a Prayer Service at Snodgrass Funeral Homes in Pincher Creek, AB, on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Following the Prayer Service there will be a two-day wake at the home of Leander Strikes with A Gun. A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the Piikani Community Hall in Brocket, commencing at 11:00 AM.

WEST, Mark Deral

November 27, 1949 – July 6, 2019

Mark Deral West, of Okotoks, Alberta, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the age of 69 years. Mark was predeceased by his parents June and Deral West. Mark is survived by his loving wife Annette of 50 years; and his two sons Kelsey (Jamelia) West and Jason (Karen) West who were his pride and joy. Mark will be lovingly remembered by his 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; siblings Darselle, Rita (Don), Richard (Faye), Sandra (Allan) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mark was born November 27, 1949 in Raymond, Alberta. In his childhood Mark enjoyed singing, fishing with his dad, little league, cub scouts, attending church and making memories with his brother and sisters.

Mark had a strong work ethic and his career as a Meat Inspector for the Department of Agriculture spanned 38 years.

Over the last few years Mark enjoyed being active in his church, researching genealogy and spending time with family and friends.

In Mark’s final days he was surrounded by people that loved and cared for him. The family is gathering to celebrate his life on July 13 at 11:00 am at the LDS Church – Sheep River Ward (300 Woodgate Road, Okotoks). Family and friends are invited to join the family for refreshments following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (www.alberta cancer.ca/tom-baker-cancer-centre) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca)

Condolences may be left for the family at http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes – Okotoks 403-938-3111


Robert Lynn Williams passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his partner, Bonnie Jadeske, sons Rhys (Anna) and Justin, mother Dale McNeely, father Bill (Heather), sister Pat (Jim) Hellofs and brother Richard.

Robert was born January 27, 1957 in Claresholm, Alberta. His formative school years were spent in Lethbridge. He completed his education in Winnipeg where the family had relocated then back to Lethbridge a few years later.

Robert was a carpenter by trade; working on many large projects in Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan and along with his brother even went to Japan to build houses.

Robert was involved in many sports endeavors throughout his life.

He boxed as a youngster, played hockey, studied karate and in later years was an avid skier, played baseball in Men’s and Mixed League and enjoyed golf.

He was an adventure seeker which led him and his brother Richard to spend time in southern California in early 70s. He then travelled to Europe for 3 months with his best friend, Craig.

In more recent times Robert has experienced some health issues that limited some of his activities. But, in true, laid back Robert fashion he took it all in stride and enjoyed his somewhat quieter life with his partner Bonnie, dog Kahlua, and the kittens. Robert was a kind hearted soul who would give you anything and always be there if you needed help.

He loved all animals, loved music and was extremely proud of his sons.

A Memorial Service will be held on July 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Pavan Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Kidney Foundation of Alberta.

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


ROGER HAROLD WINTERS, beloved husband of Lydia Winters, passed away at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lydia (née Krueger); his pride-and-joy sons, Terry (Susan) of High River, Brian (Leslie) of Coaldale, Allan (Melanie) of Drayton Valley and Kevin (Melanie) of Lethbridge. He is affectionately known as Grandpa Rog to his loving grandchildren, Alex, Blair, Tracy, Ashlynn, Mason, Jada and Ashton Winters.

Roger was predeceased by his parents, Dora & Harold Winters and his brother, Barry of Cornwall, ON.

Roger loved it when his siblings arrived suddenly from Ontario. He will be lovingly remembered as ‘Big Brother’ to Keith, Conrad, Gaye, Carman, Laurie, Dana, Malcom, Candace and Merry.

At Roger’s request, a family service and gathering was held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge.

As expressions of sympathy, donations are gratefully accepted to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or Stars Air Ambulance: http://www.stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab.

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


Franz Dominik Zuercher, of Barons, Alberta passed away at home on February 8, 2019 at the age of 68 years.

Franz is survived by his siblings; Hans, Anton, Marie-Therese, Martin, Paul, Anna and Bernhard. He is also survived by friends Anna-Marie Erdman and family and many friends at Keho Lake and Albion Colonies. He was predeceased by his parents and his eldest brother.

Franz was born on March 11, 1951 as the seventh of nine children, on a small farm in the foothills of the Alps in Switzerland. After high school he apprenticed and worked at the trade of toolmaker. He immigrated to Canada in 1976, where he settled in Edmonton, Alberta. He worked several years with a local oilfield manufacturing business. Later he settled in Barons, Alberta after he fell in love with that small rural village. He worked there many years at the local fertilizer plant, as a village townsman and on local farms. He was a member of the local volunteer fire department for many years and a member of the Elks. Franz was a great asset for the local community, helped everyone who needed a hand and so his sudden passing was felt as a great loss for everyone.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Barons Community Hall.

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

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