January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, August 29, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 29, 2019.


MARY MARGARET BIG SNAKE, 14, passed away suddenly in Stand Off, AB on August 24, 2019.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tues., Sept. 3rd at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wed., Sept. 4th at 11:00 a.m.

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


CORNELIUS “CARL” BRAUN, of Calgary, passed away at South Health Campus in Calgary, on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

Carl is survived by his three children: Robert Braun of Hinton, Kelly Braun of Calgary and Norman Braun of Hinton; six grandchildren Douglas and Justin Braun, Elex and Karlyn Willms and Arturo and Arianna Gonzalez; and two great-grandchildren Shelly and Viktor. Carl is also survived by his brothers: Peter (Margaret) Braun of Grimshaw, George Braun of Eckville and Bill Braun of Fort Macleod; sister Katharina Thomas of Brooks as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Carl was predeceased by his parents, infant daughter Sheila Mae Braun, and five brothers: Abe (Marion), Jake, John, Henry and Dave Braun.

I do not consider today, a day of mourning. It is merely a day of reflection and a day to lay to rest, what once was. This, obviously is no longer someone’s husband, father, granddad, uncle or brother, but merely the ashes of what once was all of those things and more.

Some like to think he is in heaven, others, the next realm, or plain of existence. Whatever we want to believe… believe this. He is in a much better place and probably much happier and finally pain free. We’ll all miss him and I would like to think he’s here watching and probably happy about the simplicity of all of this. All we can do now is remember what once was as we scatter the ashes of what no longer is.

At Carl’s request, a Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


RICHARD WILDEN BURT, beloved husband of the late Gloria Herget, passed away on August 25, 2019, in Cardston, AB, at the age of 77. His parents, Bruce and Druscilla, brother Noel, and sister-in-law, Jane, predecease him.

Richard leaves behind his five children. Christopher (Bernita), Jeffrey (Ann), Allan, Jennifer (David) Taylor, Catherine (Spencer) Ord, and 18 grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family and will be lovingly remembered by them.

As an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in many capacities over his lifetime, including as a missionary in the French East mission and as an ordinance worker in the Alberta Temple.

He had a passion for woodworking and loved working with his hands. He received a Masters of Education degree from BYU and ran his own renovation business. He loved road trips, the mountains, amateur photography, cycling and running marathons.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel on Saturday, August 31st, at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Taylorville Cemetery.

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

Richard “Rick” Carlson

1956 – 2019

Richard “Rick” Donn Carlson of the village of Warner, beloved husband and best friend of Wanda Carlson, passed away suddenly on August 25, 2019, at the age of 63 years. Rick Carlson was born in Lethbridge on April 26, 1956 to Carl and Katherine “Kay” Carlson of Warner. Rick attended Warner elementary school and graduated there from High School. Rick earned many certificates before and after he attended the Fire Fighting School in Vermillion. Rick has been a Warner and area volunteer Fireman for over 40 years. He moved through the ranks until he became the Fire Chief. Rick maintained that position for 21 years until his passing. Rick was also the president of the Warner Hockey Society Board. He rarely missed a hockey game as he loved watching the girls’ and boys’ teams play hockey. Rick was the “horn man” whenever our teams scored a goal. Rick was employed by the County of Warner for over 40 years, leaving only briefly to help his sister Carol and brother in law Don Hale’s farm roofing and other jobs. Then he worked again roofing for awhile with his brother and best friend Dennis. When Rick returned to the County of Warner, he operated heavy equipment before attaining the position of Parts and Purchasing Agent, which he held until his passing. Rick’s hobbies included Carpentry which he was very skilled at building quality items. After his carpentry was done on Saturdays, Rick enjoyed a few Coors Light beers in his man cave. While he mainly enjoyed listening to blues music, his music interests were varied. Rick was also an avid fan of the Calgary Flames and he and Wanda rarely missed watching the hockey games. Rick had a large collection of hats, jerseys, Cat and scale Flames collectables and framed pictures of his favorite Calgary Flames players. He took great pride in them all. In his spare time, Rick loved to read his large collection of books. His varied interests were extensive. While Rick was a busy man, he always had time to spend with his wife and family. Besides his loving wife Wanda, Rick is survived by his step daughter Michelle (Ryan) Schwarzenberger and their children Ayden and Jaxen; stepson Rob Ronan and his children, Harley, Bailee and Tristan; sisters Carol (Don) Hale, Betty Carlson and Ferne Reid, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Rick was predeceased by his parents Carl and Kay Carlson; older brother Dennis Carlson, and brother in law Ken Reid. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE, 508 4 Avenue, Warner, Alberta, with Pastor Jason Carroll, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish memorial donations may be made to the Warner Volunteer Fire Department, 210-3rd Avenue Warner Alberta, T0K 2L0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N.

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


VINCENT HARTY, beloved husband of Ann Harty, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

HYNES (nee Bajnoczi)

MARY ANN BARBARA HYNES, of Taber, fought the brave battle of Cancer. She succumbed in her sleep in Calgary, with her family at her side, on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, at the age of 61 years.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents, George & Helen Bajnoczi, and her brother, George Jr.

She is survived by two children, Michelle and Jeff; two brothers, Michael Bajnoczi and Frank (Rhona); one sister, Cheri Brown, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by the wonderful staff at the Taber Hospital (Long-Term Care).

Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She had a unique sense of humor and a quick wit, which was with her until the end.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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


FRANCES ELAINE MUELLER, beloved wife of Peter Mueller, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Leduc Community Hospital on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

The Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with Father William Monis celebrating.

Elaine will be laid to rest in HOLY CROSS CEMETERY in St. Albert, AB. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:00 P.M.

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

Helen Schatz
1930 – 2019

Helen Beatrice Schatz, beloved wife of the late John Schatz, passed away in Bow Island on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the age of 89 years.
Helen lived a fulfilling life as a grandma, mother, sister, wife and friend. She loved knitting, crocheting, gardening and baking.
Helen will be privately remembered by her family and friends. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen’s name may be made directly to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ANNA IRENE WADSWORTH, born October 12, 1990, passed away on the Blood Reserve on August 22, 2019 at the age of 28 years.

A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. with Rocky Brave Rock officiating.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with The Right Reverend Sidney Black officiating.

Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


Leslie “Les” Chris Walsh of Bow Island passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the age of 88 years, beloved husband of the late Edith “Edie” Walsh. The funeral service will be held in the Foremost United Church (202 2 Ave E) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. with Jane Meaker officiating. Interment will follow in the Foremost Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Pleasant View Lodge (Bag 6700, Bow Island, AB T0K 0G0).

To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Leslie Walsh, or you may visit

http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

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