May 7th, 2021

FRIDAY, August 30, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 30, 2019.


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of ERNEST JOHN BROTHERWOOD, beloved husband of Trena Grace Brotherwood, of Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the age of 73 years after a long, courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

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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. 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.

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Heinz Eickhoff

1936 – 2019

Mr. Heinz Eickhoff of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Henny Eickhoff, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Heinz was born in Germany on November 22, 1936. He met Henny the love of his life at a dance in 1958. On August 2, 1956 he immigrated to Canada. Henny immigrated to Canada not long after and arrived on January 5, 1960. On December 17, 1960 they were married. Heinz and Henny had 2 daughters, Monika and Linda (Brent). Heinz worked as a Bricklayer. In his free time Heinz loved to be outside, camping, fishing, golfing, and traveling the world. Family was always the most important to Heinz. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and took every opportunity to spoil them and share his stories and knowledge. Everyone who knew Heinz knew that if he was your friend, you had a friend to the end. He will be deeply missed. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Plotnick and Dr. Burke as well as the nurses on unit 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Besides his loving wife Henny Eickhoff, Heinz is survived by his 2 daughters Monika and Linda (Brent); 5 grandchildren Tamara (Ty), Ryan (Kandace), Shawn, Meghann (Brandon), Kassy (Brandon); 8 great grandchildren, Mychalla (Braden), Daytona (Zach), Skylar (Samarah), Kiara (David), Joss, Reece, Jayden, and Taya, and 1 brother Werner (Elke). A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 12 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Oliver Ravelojaona, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations in Heinz’s name to a charity of your choice.

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Marlene Kovacs

1949 – 2019

Mrs. Marlene (Tolley) Kovacs of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Jozef Kovacs, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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 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.

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ROSE LILLIAN PRIMACHUK (née Palmarchuk), beloved wife of the late William Primachuk, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the age of 89 years. She lived an amazing life.

She is survived by Dennis (Bette) Palmarchuk (Tammy & Scott); Donna (Barry) Obermeyer; Lori (Len) Marinos (Alyssa & Mark); Willie (Terry-deceased) Palmarchuk; Pamela (Ross) Caffyn (Evan & Amanda); Dean (Paula) Palmarchuk (Mackenzie, Kahlan, & Reed), and other extended family.

Rose was born in Hardieville, AB on February 6, 1930 to Alexander & Helen Palmarchuk. Her father immigrated from the Ukraine in 1913 to labour in the coal mines. The youngest of four, her immediate family included her brother, Alex Palmarchuk (deceased), and her sisters, Helen Makarenko and Mary Palmarchuk (also both deceased). Rose lived her entire life in Lethbridge. She graduated from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 1948. Three years later, she married Bill and together they shared 33 years of marriage before his untimely death in 1984.

Her working career started with the City of Lethbridge Assessment Department—a 21 year tenure that lasted up to 1969. Nine short months after retirement, she accepted a position at the University of Lethbridge as the Executive Secretary to Vice President of Campus Development—for an additional 20 years!

She began her world of travel soon after she married her railroad man. They embarked on trips that took them to Niagara, Montreal, New York, California, Texas, Florida, Alaska, Caribbean and the USSR. Later in life, she continued her adventures and visited Australia, New Zealand, China, Hawaii, Thailand, Scotland, and England and many more.

Rose will always be remembered for her absolute love of music—both playing it and promoting it. This love stemmed directly from her Ukrainian heritage. She spoke Ukrainian at home and learned to read and write it fluently. She was introduced to music at a very early age, singing and dancing on the stage of the Ukrainian Hall, all dressed up in colourful Ukrainian costumes. Rose’s first instrument was the mandolin, followed by the piano, but it is the violin that she will be most remembered for. She joined the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra during its inception in 1961 at the encouragement of her brother Alex—her music mentor—and she went on to play with them for an incredible 55 years. Rose was extremely giving of her time and talent, volunteering in countless organizations which gave her much satisfaction and allowed her to truly make a difference in so many lives. Her favorite motto of the Symphony Women’s League: “The richest child is poor without music”.

The important things in life are often overlooked. In looking in retrospect at our family and upbringing, it clearly shows how proud our parents and grandparents were of the family. I’m sure we can hardly image how much prouder they are now seeing the successes of their offspring and the upcoming successes of their great-great grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In looking at that pride, WE can reflect on the important teachings that were instilled in all of us. We were taught to be helpful and caring. Taught to share and be respectful. Taught to get along and remember we are from a proud upbringing.

We will miss you dearly Aunty Rosie.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival, c/o Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Art Festival Society, #4B, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or online at

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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
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.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of MICHAEL RAY SMITH on Monday, August 26, 2019 in Lethbridge with family by his side.

Mike was born on April 21, 1959 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He moved to Canada with his family in August of 1967. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a law degree and made Vancouver his home.

Mike will be missed by his mother, Jean Gregg, his siblings, Debbie, Greg, Julie (Jack) and Scott.

Mike’s biggest joys were his nieces and nephews, Zak, Savanna, Dillion, Lexi, Jaeger, Casey, Krista, Jessie, Cody, Remi, Jada, David, Nathan, Jason and the last being Kyson—the love of his life. There are too many stories to tell about Uncle Mike.

Mike has always looked out for all of us. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

At his request, there will be no formal funeral service.

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Leslie “Les” Chris Walsh of Bow Island passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the age of 88 years, beloved husband of the late Edith “Edie” Walsh. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Wayne and Terry; four grandchildren, Chris, Amy, Jisteen, and Allan; three great granddaughters, Chloe, Charlotte and Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his wife Edie on August 17, 2013; his parents Amelia and Walter Walsh; one son Ricky, and four brothers, Donald “D”, Henry “Hank”, Edward “Toad” and Harold “Punk”. 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. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Leslie Walsh, or you may visit http://www.pattison 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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