January 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, September 27, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 27, 2019.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas “Tom” Ash, of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of Luci Ash, on September 14, 2019 at the Calgary Foothills Hospital at the age of 75.

Tom was born on May 8, 1944 in Dauphin, Manitoba. He was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather who spent many hours with his children and their activities.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Luci and children Kimerlee (Jesse) Hall, Brenden (April) Ash, brother Jim (Judie) Ash, nephew Darcey (Gail) Ash and son Connor, niece Kori Ash and grandchildren Kinley and Karter.

A farewell Celebration of Life will be held at Henderson Lake Golf Club, 2727 South Parkside Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

For those who wish to make memorial donations may do so to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


Charlotte Minna Bexte, beloved wife of the late Hugo Bexte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

She leaves behind daughters Christina Bexte (Ian Phillips) of Edmonton, Martina Bexte of Lethbridge, sons Karl Bexte (Linda) of Iron Springs and Dirk Bexte of Picture Butte as well as granddaughters Lindsay, Taylor and Melissa.

As per mum`s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Family and friends are invited to drop in and join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2-4 PM at the Picture Butte United Church Hall to celebrate our mother`s life and legacy.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

Mum, you will remain forever in our hearts.

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


BRADLEY JONATHAN DAVIS-HEAVY SHIELDS, 39, passed away in Calgary on September 22, 2019.

The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, Oct. 1st 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 Service will be held at the White Calf Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

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



April 26, 1951 – September 24, 2019

ANGELIKA “ANGIE” FISCHER passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 surrounded by her family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by Heinz, husband of 47 years and the love of her life, as well as her sister, Brigitte (Spencer); her brother, Edward (Debra); her sons, Kristapher (Elaine) and Jeffrey (Erin); her nephews, Jared (Jessica) and Cole; her nieces, Robyn, Katie and Corrine; her granddaughters, Sarah and Isabel; her great-nephews, Brady and Kaelan, along with numerous cousins and relatives.

Angie loved gardening, quilting, knitting and spending time with family. Her door was always open; her home was a place of love and laughter, where she touched the lives of countless friends and loved ones.

She died as she lived, bringing loved ones closer together: “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreased by being shared.” – Buddha, 563 – 483 BC

In lieu of flowers and per Angie’s request, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. A formal funeral service will not be held.

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

Walter Huff

1923 – 2019

Walter Huff passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre at the age of 95 years, with his family at his side. Walter was born on December 25, 1923, in Morris, MB where parents Henry and Mary (nee Rentz) raised him, his two sisters and three brothers. During WWII, Walter served from 1942 until 1946 as an Armament Technician for 407 RCAF Coastal Command Squadron. He was stationed in England, Ireland, Scotland and Holland. Walter was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch in Lethbridge. After the war, Walter married the love of his life, Anne, on June 7, 1950 in Russell, MB. A transfer in Walter’s career brought them to Coaldale, AB in 1963 where Walter and Anne raised their four sons and retired after a career with Canada Post. Walt was a loving and caring person, whose family was his life; from building their lifetime home in Coaldale, to supporting their son’s activities, such as scouts and baseball. Anne and Walter loved to camp with family and friends. Beaver Mines, Beauvais and Police Lakes were regular haunts for them. Christmas and other family get-togethers were important to Walter. It was thrilling for him to hold his family gatherings at the Coaldale Senior’s Centre, and whatever the event, there would always be a rousing game of crib going on. Walter had a strong commitment to volunteering for his community. Since 1985, he was a devoted advocate for seniors, and while he disliked calling attention to his achievements, he was recognized regularly for his selfless contributions. He also made it his mission in life to bring a smile to people’s faces. He always had a new joke or witticism to make people laugh. When he became adept at computer skills, he expanded his repertoire immensely. Walter had an effect on everyone he met. Walter is survived by his four sons Douglas (Deb), Bob (Debbie), Bruce and Brian (all from Lethbridge); sisters Mabel and Mina, and in-laws Lorne, Karen and Lucy. His loving family also includes thirteen grandchildren, Michelle (Dave), Donovan (Emma), Christina (Danny), Mark (Carla), Phillip, (Sherry), Saidee, Brooklyn, Wesley, Jason (Maggie), Meghann (Brett), Sean (Deb), Erin (Mike), and Liana (Brian) and sixteen great grandchildren, Gavin, Caleb, Xander, Merrick, Sam, Phoebe, Elwood, Jaela, Brylan, Eric, Brody, Emily, Justin, Bianca, Olivia, and Rufus. Special thanks to Dr. Steven Low and to those who provided such loving care for Walter at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale. As well, to the amazing staff and nurses at St. Michael’s Palliative Care unit in Lethbridge, a heartfelt thanks. A gathering will be held at a future date to celebrate Walter’s life and reminisce about our memories of this amazing man. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, or a charity of one’s choice.

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


LEONA JULIA KINAHAN, beloved wife of the late Jack (Michael) Kinahan, of Coaldale, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Leona is survived by her children: Brian (Linda) Kinahan, Michaela (Jim) Sloot, Patrick (Carrie) Kinahan, Theresia (Jim) Berry, Kevin (Christine) Kinahan, Kathy (Carlos) Kinahan and Michael (Heather) Kinahan, as well as her 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Terri Ducie, sisters-in-law Geri Kinahan, Blanche Kinahan and Helen Heisler and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband Jack Kinahan of 63 years, Leona is predeceased by her daughter Deborah “Debi”, her parents, three brothers, one sister and three of their spouses, her remaining sister’s husband, and Jack’s two brothers, two sisters and two of their spouses.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Leona will be laid to rest during a Private Family Interment at a later date.

In memory of Leona, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Barbara Lacey

1938 – 2019

Dr. Barbara Ann Lacey of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Dr. Ronald Arthur Lacey, passed away suddenly on September 19, 2019, at the age of 81 years. Barbara Etheridge was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, UK, on February 11, 1938. She received all her schooling in Coventry until she went to London to study medicine at the Middlesex Hospital. It was there that she met her future husband. Upon graduation in November, 1961, she worked as a physician in Public Health and Family Practice. She married Ronald in 1962 and the family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, in September 1968, where both doctors were employed at the Bigelow Fowler Clinic. As one of only three female doctors in Lethbridge at the time she was especially proud of her work on the Alberta Day Care Task Force. Barbara remained with the clinic until 1977 when she was hired as joint Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer at the Lethbridge Health Unit. She was instrumental in developing many new public health programs in the community and remained in the position until 1995. Barbara then decided to run for a position on City Council and served as an elected member for five terms between 1995 and 2010. She tirelessly worked with the Committee on Social Issues as well as numerous other Boards and committees in the areas of social policy development, housing, arts and culture, family and children’s services, and policing and municipal planning. She later served as the Chairman of the Oldman River Health Advisory Council and remained active in the community. Barbara was pre-deceased by her loving husband Ronald in 2003, and is survived by her daughter, Caroline (Bruce) Northey, son Simon Lacey, and grandchildren Pippa Northey and Nick Northey. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at SAINT AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with The Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, please consider memorial donations to the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, 318 7 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2G2, or St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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


ROBERT “BOB” GLEN SCHOOLER, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away after a lengthy and courageous fight on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Judy and his daughters, Tracy (Sean) Demers and Sandra Vonk. He is fondly remembered by his granddaughters, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Allison, Rowan and Quinn. He also leaves behind his two sisters, Shirley Mohl and Karen Kropinske and his brother, Fred Schooler.

His kindness, love, stubbornness and sense of humour will live on with those who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, any donations to STARS Air Ambulance are greatly appreciated: http://www.stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab

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


1930 – 2019

MR. LYLE K. WALKER passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday September 22, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Lyle was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn Walker and proud father of the late Lyle Vern Walker. Lyle is survived by his daughter Laura Walker (Wesley Cvach), daughter-in-law Bonnie Walker and precious grandsons Trevor Walker (Kelsey), Eric Walker, Mitchell Walker and Matthew Cvach.

A special thank you to the staff at St. Therese Villa for their kind and compassionate care.

In honouring Lyle’s wishes, a family graveside service will be held at the Milk River Cemetery at a later date.

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

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