January 16th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, November 20, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 20, 2019.


ROSE DARLENE BARROWS, beloved wife of Russel Barrows, passed away at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

Along with her husband Russ, she will be lovingly remembered by her children, Deborah (Barry Wootten) Kirley of Helena, MT, Shelley (Ian) Baker of Calgary, AB, Wayne (Sandra) Barrows of Coutts, AB and Cherie (Jason) Taylor of Cut Bank, MT, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also left to cherish her memory are her siblings, Cecil Bianchi, Tom Bianchi and Gladys Bunyak, as well as numerous family members.

She was predeceased by her parents, Nickolas and Hilda Bianchi, brother Sam Bianchi and her infant daughter, Darlene Barrows.

Rose was born in Groton, AB, the third of five children. She grew up near Aden, AB on the family ranch and attended a one room schoolhouse until 12th grade, which she completed in Lethbridge. Rose met Russ at dances held at Whitlash MT and they were married in Sweetgrass, MT on July 4, 1958. Their story made the local paper! They eventually took over running the family farm and raised their children there until moving into the Village of Coutts in 1982.

Rose was creative and enjoyed arts, crafts, gardening, sewing and cooking. Her pies and rolls were dearly loved by all, especially her grandchildren. Rose was known for reading her bible faithfully and helping with church functions throughout the years.

She was devoted to her family, relatives and friends. Everyone was treated as a gift since she was so kind and generous and people loved to spend time with her.

“Rose, your family and friends, love you and you will live in our hearts forever!”

A Viewing will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street, Milk River, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Kelly Stickel officiating.

Rose will be laid to rest in the Milk River Cemetery.

In memory of Rose, donations may be made to Operation Smile, operationsmile.ca

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


LOUISE LUDWIKA “LUCY” BORON, beloved wife of the late Ted Boron of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

Lucy is survived by her sister Wanda Mozdzen; children: Gerry Boron, Tom Boron, Teresa Wallewein and Jim Boron (Jennifer Jager); and grandchildren and great grandchildren: Patty (Tim) Gabe, Ella & Olivia Richter, Carrie (Tony) & Lincoln Bosse, Sarah (Jordan) Taivas, Silas, & Amaris Wildeman, Anna (Jon) Niemeyer & Taylor Heninger, Tami Boron, Jordan (Megan), Jasmyn, & Braylon Kallen, Leah (James) Desirae, & McKenna Heidinger, Briana (Anthony) & Zella Thielen, and Parker Boron.

Besides her beloved husband Ted, she is welcomed home by her parents Jozeph and Bronislawa Mozdzen and many other loved ones.

Lucy Boron was born September 14, 1932 in Bialoboki, Poland. She immigrated to Canada after WWII and moved to Manitoba at age 17 with her family. Later making her way to Lethbridge, she met her husband Ted and raised her four children. Lucy had a long career at York Farms where she made great friends. She enjoyed going to dances and travelling. She spent time touring the USA, visiting Poland with her daughter and witnessed her granddaughters getting married in Kelowna, Mexico and Jamaica. We remember her amazing meals and wonderful baking. She spent a lot of her retirement helping care for her grandchildren teaching them how to sew, bake and play dice. She was devoted to the Catholic Church and faithfully attended service at St. Basil’s where she worshiped with her community.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Lucy will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

Sophie Carney


Mrs. Sophie Ann Carney (Lynk), died peacefully in Pincher Creek on November 16, 2019 at the age of 69 after a very courageous battle with cancer.

Sophie is survived by her husband Barry Carney, children Jason (Tanya), Jim (Fatima), step daughters Sharon, Tina (Dwight), siblings Con Lynk (Kathy), Eileen Saruwatari (Cary), JJ Lynk (Tracey), Grandsons Andrew (Jackie), Adam (Kael), Alyssa, Emerald, Nicole, and brother- in- laws Dennis Carney (Ann), and Pierrot Valiquette.

Sophie was predeceased by her parents Claire & Murdoch Lynk, brother Murdoch Lynk, nephew Joey Lynk, sister Dorothy Durocher, in- laws Edna & John Carney, and sister- in- law Angela Carney.

Sophie was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, to parents Murdoch & Claire Lynk. She graduated Donkin Morien High School, and then moved to Lethbridge, where she attended Lethbridge Community College. LCC is where she met her husband, Barry. Sophie married Barry in 1973 and in time gave birth to two sons, Jason & Jim. Being a wife, mother and auntie were Sophie’s joys in life. Sophie’s nieces and nephews; Candice Saruwatari Mann (David), Joey Lynk (deceased), Matthew Orich, Tim Lynk (Missy), Leah Saruwatari (Tyler), Nick Carney (Chantal), & Tyler Carney (Angela). When she became a grandmother her reason for being here became even clearer.

Sophie and Barry built their lives in many places. They lived and worked in Lethbridge, Grand Forks, Peachland, Pincher Creek, and ultimately settling in Cowley. In each of these places, Sophie left behind many folks that she touched along the way. Sophie loved life, she loved having lots of people around and being able to sit back and observe them. Everyone she met mattered to her and she mattered to them. Sophie always had a smile, a thank you, and was sincerely willing to help anyone any time. When Barry and Sophie opened Simply Catering, it gave Sophie an even larger reach to her community and allowed her to make even more friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday November 25, 2019 at the Cowley Community Hall, 518 Railway Avenue, Cowley, AB. Mr. Gord Pitt will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sophie’s life.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Pincher Creek Hospital, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and Vista Village in Pincher Creek.

A very special thank you to Dr. Bev Burton, Laurie Scott, and the team of home care professionals that made Sophie’s journey a more peaceful one. Thank you to the nurses and care workers at Vista Village for being part of Sophie’s final journey with dignity and love.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Good Samaritans Society-Vista Village, at Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB., T0K1W0.

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


MICHAEL EDWARD FORESTELL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Dad leaves behind seven children: Paul of Vulcan, Clair (Elaine) of Lethbridge, Brian of Didsbury, Patricia Siray (Brian) of Millarville, Mary Jane (Katryn) of Halfmoon Bay, Michele Coddington (Matt) of Sonoma and Sean (Isabelle) of Newburyport. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren who all fondly remember their Opa.

Dad was predeceased by his beloved Gunda, his wife of 63 years who passed away on January 26, 2014. Dad was also predeceased by his grandson Daniel who passed away on September 11, 2016 and his daughter-in-law Karen who passed away on July 7, 2007.

Growing up in Coniston during the Depression and World War II definitely had its challenges. Dad worked part time in the INCO mines as did nearly all the men in the community. During the war, he lost three older brothers who served in the military and a younger brother due to illness. When he was old enough to serve, Dad took a different path and went to study in the seminary at the University of Western Ontario in London.

After departing from the seminary, Michael’s friend Roman Mann invited him out to the farm in Saskatchewan to work for the summer. At the farm, Dad met the love of his life, Gunda. They were married in 1950 in Saskatoon where Paul was born, and later moved to southern Ontario where Clair, Brian and Patricia were born and Dad worked for Firestone and RCA Records. In 1958, the growing family moved to Lethbridge where Mary Jane, Michele and Sean were born, and Dad started working for the Sisters of St. Martha at St. Michael’s Hospital.

In 1986, after 28 years at St. Michael’s as the Director of Finance, Dad retired. In his retirement, he continued to give back, to the community and could be found volunteering at the soup kitchen or using his finance background to take care of the books for the church. It was also a chance for Dad to satisfy his sense of adventure and interest in the world as he travelled across the country in a VW camper, and made his way to Scotland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany and Alaska to name a few.

Dad was well loved and will be missed by all who crossed his earthly journey. We will all remember him as a loving husband and father, his humble nature, his sense of humour, his love of travel, his love for books, his delight in playing crib with his grandchildren and his love for sharing good food and martinis with family and friends. We miss you Dad, but we’re grateful to have had such a wonderful and loving father and will always hold you in our hearts.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray and Father William Monis concelebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Michael to the Covenant House Vancouver, 1302 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3P3 or online at covenanthousebc.org.

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


1964 – 2019

GUNTER PAUL HORN of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 55 years. Details of Celebration of Life to be held in Calgary, to be announced once finalized.


ROY LANDY, beloved husband of Florence Landy, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home, on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DAVID (DAVE) MILLER, beloved husband of Wendy Miller, passed away on November 18, 2019 at the age of 71 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PICTURE BUTTE CHAPEL (801 Willow Ave Picture Butte AB). Friends are welcome to meet with the family at the church from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


DIETMAR HEINZ “HENRY” PAUL NOWAK passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital with his loving wife, Chiduko “Fay” (née Tokuda), by his side on Thursday November 14, 2019, at the age of 81 years.

Henry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Chiduko “Fay” (née Tokuda); his daughter, Cathy Kortt (née Nowak) (Rick) and their children, Robert, Melissa (Brandon); his son, David (Linda) and their children, Justin Ober (Kim), Sienna (Graydon); his brother Fred (deceased) (Phoebe) and their daughter, Kim; his sister, Alice (Kurt) Becker of Germany, as well as numerous other family members.

Henry was born in Goldap, Germany on January 17, 1938.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Bruce Martin

officiating. Following the service, Henry will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

Chad James Patterson

(aka Yo-Yo)

1978 – 2019

It is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Chad “Yo-Yo” Patterson on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the age of 41 years.

Chad was an amazing, warm- and big-hearted man who will be tremendously missed by all. He was deeply loved by everyone.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa Selnes; his father, Craig Patterson; his sister, Carma Patterson; grandmother, Ruth Selnes; aunts and uncles, Linda and Tom Selnes, Gibb Patterson, Grant Patterson, and their families. He has also left behind the love of his life, Shelley Kobe.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will he held at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Frances Seaman

1915 – 2019

Frances Laura Seaman (Adshead) passed away peacefully on her 104th birthday on November 16, 2019. Frances was born in Cardston, AB to Frank and Alice Adshead. She grew up on numerous Southern Alberta ranches with her brother Frankie Adshead. She deeply enjoyed her childhood where she developed a love for horses and being outdoors. Frances fell in love with a handsome black-haired butcher named Fred Seaman. They married and had two children, Linda and Brenda. Frances was a great caregiver to her husband, children, Mom, and later her grandchildren. Frances walked daily to visit her Mom who lived to 105. Frances never lost her love for the outdoors, gardening, and walking her Irish setter, Penny. She walked anywhere her feet would take her. Frances believed in giving back to the community and spent many years volunteering with Meals on Wheels, the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital, and the Lethbridge Seniors Centre. Frances is survived by her daughter Brenda Blair (Cranbrook, BC), grandchildren Monte Strong, Kelly (Josh) Charlebois, and Robyn Strong (Josh Milligan), great grandchild Annie Frances Milligan, son-in-law Rod Strong, and niece Mary Elaine (Don) Lancaster. Frances was predeceased by her parents Frank and Alice Adshead, husband Fred Seaman, brother Frank Adshead, son-in-law Beau Blair, and daughter Linda Strong. Frances spent the last seven years at Legacy Lodge and her family is grateful for their care and kindness. A private service will be held for Frances. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, the family requests that the community donate to the Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9, or a cause of their own choosing.

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1939 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of LARRY STRUKOFF at the age of 80 years.

Larry will be remembered by his wife, Shirley, and their children, Craig (Jen), Lori (Glen) and Ronda (Scott). His memory will be forever cherished by his grandchildren, Josh, Justin, Izzy and Ivan, as well as his numerous extended family members and friends.

Larry enjoyed a career as a heavy duty mechanic and would take on any home project—big or small—as evidenced by his collection of stained t-shirts. His last 16 summers were spent enjoying the natural beauty of Christina Lake, BC and sharing time there with family and friends.

He will be forever missed.

At Larry’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A memorial will take place in the summer to celebrate his life.

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

Lottie O. Theodore

1943 – 2019

Mrs. Lottie Theodore of Lethbridge, formerly of Coutts, beloved wife of the late Mr. Clifford Theodore, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 76 years. Lottie was the definition of a loving mother; always putting her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren above herself. She loved farm life and took great pride working with her family in the fields. She enjoyed playing bingo, walks with her dogs, and visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom wanted to thank Dr. Meyer, Dr. Ireland and Dr. Roth for their care. A special thank you to Rachel Knoph R.N, Dr. Rasmussen, Dr. Hargroves and the nursing staff of the Taber Hospital for making her final days as comfortable as possible. Besides her husband Cliff, she was predeceased by her parents, John and Grace Calder. Lottie leaves to mourn her sister Julie (Ken) Hopper; sons Mike (Donelda), Ken (Colleen), and Jason (Aniko); grandchildren, Dwayne (Roychella), Steven (Amanda), Michelle (Serge), Bradly (Tiffany), Aiden, and Emily; 9 great grandchildren, as well as extended family. A Celebration of Lottie’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 1811-2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2C9

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Alfred Bradley Werk of Lethbridge passed away on November 17, 2019 at the age of 61 years. Brad leaves behind his beloved dog Oscar, they were unseparable. He also leaves behind his two children Michele and Jeff (Cheena) and their mother Debbie Werk. His two brothers Victor (Shelly) and Larry (Brenda). Brad’s two grandchildren Zane and Matilda brought him great joy in the short time he knew them. He also cherished the numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Betty. His two sisters Victoria O’Donnell and Diane Law. Those wishing to pay their respects can come on Thursday November 21, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home – 703 13 St N, Lethbridge. Interment will take place at Warner Cemetery on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the 24 Hour Family Pet Hospital, in his name.

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

Ernest “Ernie” Wiebe

1943 – 2019

Mr. Ernie Wiebe of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the age of 75 years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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