January 21st, 2021

SATURDAY, December 14, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 14, 2019.


WAYNE DOUGLAS BATES, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Jane Braat
1925 – 2019

Sjaan “Jane” Braat beloved wife of the late Morris Braat; mother of Karen (Jeff) McCallum of Lethbridge and Clary (Mike) Fox of Calgary; Oma of Justin (Jessica), Gillian (Andrew), Deanna and Luke; Great Oma of Florence; passed away in Bow Island on Friday December 6, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
The family kindly asks that if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mom’s name may be made directly to the County of 40 Mile Food Bank, Box 23, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


August 8, 1940 – Magrath, Alberta

December 6, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

David Livio Bridarolli beloved husband of Lorna Bridarolli (nee Harris) of Calgary, AB, passed away quietly on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. at the age of 79 years after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

A family man, business man, good friend, and a kind soul, David is survived by his wife, Lorna, their two sons, Tony, his wife Tracy and their children Abigail and Jayna of Calgary, AB; and Glen, his wife Shelley and their children, Samuel and Ariella of Toledo, OH, whom he loved most preciously. He is also survived by his sister Ione Pokipala, Lorna’s daughter Carol Lincz, her husband Ron; brother-in-law Bruce Harris and his wife Michel of Lethbridge, AB and many nieces and nephews in Canada and the US. He was predeceased by his parents Elena and Camillo Bridarolli, and his sister and brother-in-law, Armida and George.

Much could be said about David’s accomplishments. What defined David the most was not what he did but who he was. He committed himself to family, friends and especially to his loving God above.

“Goodbye my sweet forever love. Thank you for being my treasured other. We will see each other again in God’s embrace, Your Lorna.”

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 120, 6835 Railway Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, http://www.parkinsonalberta.ca.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Dave’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

A tree will be planted in living memory of David Bridarolli. McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

John Edward Burns

1931 – 2019

John Edward Burns passed away on December 7, 2019 at the age 88 years. John was born in Fort Macleod on October 2, 1931. His family moved to Lethbridge in 1941, where he completed his schooling. At the age of 18, John joined the Canadian Army. John’s active service was a Tour in Korea, and he served from September 28, 1949 and was “Honorably Released” September 28, 1952 when he was wounded. He was awarded the Korean Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. As a member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Second Battalion, he was awarded the United States Distinguished Unit Citation. In 1975 he was stricken at age 44 with a serious Brain Aneurism. He is survived by his siblings Elaine Anderson, Evelyn (Curt) Hansen, Barbara (Yukio) Kitagawa and Gordon (Roberta) Burns. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Lily Campbell

1940 – 2019

Lily Campbell of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Frederick Keith Campbell, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 79 years. We will miss her but celebrate that she is finally with her true love Fred, who was her husband of 53 years. Fred was Lily’s knight in shining amour and did everything to make her smile. Lily was born in Strasburg, Saskatchewan on January 27, 1940 to Olaf and Ethel Hansen. Lily married her childhood sweetheart, Fred Campbell an RCMP member on October 13, 1961 in Strasburg, Saskatchewan. Lily was a dedicated wife and mother and she treasured her four children and embraced every single moment with them. She especially loved her role as grandma to nine grandchildren and loved being around her family. Lily used to say how lucky her and Fred were to have all these young people to love. Lily loved babies and got to meet her great granddaughter Merritt before her passing. Lily was highly skilled with knitting and crocheting; she made every house she was in a true home and loved her yard full of flowers and plants. She wrote a book about her life and said her greatest joy and miracle was her family. Mom, your memory will live with us all and we will lead our lives by your example of kindness, compassion and care. We will carry on family traditions because we know how much family mattered to you and we will let your love for us be our guide. Special thanks to Lily’s sister Linda who spent so much time with her especially in the last few years when she needed it most, thank you Auntie for your love and support.

Lily was predeceased by her husband Fred Campbell. She is survived by her children Rob Campbell, Decca Mae Jacobsen (Matthew), Cliff Campbell (Darci) and Alida Campbell-Nygaard (Randy); grandchildren Cherilyn Bexte (Brent), Derek Jacobsen (Ashlee), Dayna Kroening (Bob), Cordell Campbell, Chaise Campbell, Carson Campbell, Cruz Campbell, Dior Campbell, and Taylor Bourett (Matt); great grandchild Merritt Bexte; sister Linda Huber and nephew Devin Huber. A private family Graveside Service will be held. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are welcome, 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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MARJORIE EILEEN DALKE passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Linden View on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter Suzen St. Dalke (Greg Nickerson) of Florida, and grandson Ron Crowe of New York.

Marjorie was born May 16, 1930 in St. Boniface, Winnipeg, MB and grew up in Winnipeg. She worked for BOAC as a flight attendant and in the office. She was married to Capt. Donald Peter Dalke (deceased) for 63 years. Marjorie has lived in Lethbridge since 1970, doing volunteer work for the Anne Campbell Singers. She was an incredible artist with the Lethbridge Sketch Club and loved working with musical theatre at the Yates, where she created many of their set backdrops. She really loved the arts! She was an accomplished speed skater, dancer, singer and model and also ran Cantempo Modeling Agency. Marjorie worked for the Lethbridge Regional Hospital as a switch board operator until her retirement. She loved her yard, flowers and her home.

Marjorie will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Don in Union Cemetery in Calgary. A Private Service will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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Mar. 9, 1925 – Dec. 5, 2019

With great sadness, the family of ELIZABETH “BETTY” MARY DEAK announce her passing at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

Betty is survived by her loving granddaughter, Kendra and Kendra’s mother, Debbie Deak, and two great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Maddison Deak Webber.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, her two sons, Larry and Kenny, and her parents, James and Rosalie Koncs. Betty is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was married to Joseph (Benson) Deak for 58 years. She was the most wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend; her leaving has created an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled. We will forever cherish her memories and loving ways.

Betty was born and raised in Hungary and immigrated to Canada at eight years of age. With her parents, she settled in southern Alberta. Following her marriage to Benson, she worked for many years at Frache’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse – a time in her life that she cherished. Betty greatly enjoyed having her family and extended family close to her; every visit to the Deak home was special and filled with superb food and camaraderie.

Thank you to family and friends who visited Betty and filled her days with happiness while she was a resident at St. Therese.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


MARGARET “MEG” HELMER, beloved wife of the late John Helmer, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with her devoted daughter by her side at St Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 99 years, one month short of her 100th birthday.

Meg was born January 5, 1920 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. She immigrated to Canada with her family when she was eight years old. She was the youngest and last surviving child of James and Margaret Orr.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving daughter Elsie Grey and always teasing her, son-in-law Reg Prawdzik as well as Reg’s family and numerous nieces and nephews.

Meg was predeceased by her beloved husband John (1968), much loved son-in-law Brian Grey (2003), three brothers and two sisters.

Meg was a kind and gentle lady and will be missed by all who knew her. At her request, a private family graveside service was held.

Thank you to the compassionate Dr. Sue Westheuser, caring staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre and Cornerstone Funeral Home for their kindness. God bless you all!

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Dwaine Kjos, alias Woody, beloved husband of Judy Kjos, passed away on December 10, 2019.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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

Peter Markus

1930 – 2019

Peter Markus passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 89 years. Pete was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge to Karl and Mary Markus on July 25, 1930 the fifth in a family of six children. Pete was raised on the farm in the Nobleford area. He was a cadet in his teen years and that is where his love of airplanes began, and he later obtained his pilot’s license. Later his love for airplanes took him to Reno for the air races. Flying planes was a true love for him. Pete followed in the footsteps of his brothers and purchased his own big rig and began hauling for Noble Cultivators. His trucking career spanned 50 years. Pete’s next calling was his love for horses and the old west way of life. That is when Old West Stables and his cowboy ways became his life. Always involved in Whoop Up Days, parading his loud and smokey truck in the annual parade. In his later years Pete lived in Picture Butte, volunteering with the Prairie Tractor Club. Pete’s final years were spent in Lethbridge and his final destination was St. Therese, where he enjoyed his last couple of years. Always at the door waiting to chat with whoever would lend an ear. He always had a story or two, or three of his life escapades, which were always interesting. Pete is survived by his sisters Hilda (Lloyd) and Clara; sisters-in-law Hazel and Alveda; closest niece and nephews, Lorraine, Donny and Dwane; as well as many, many other nieces and nephews. Pete was predeceased by his brothers, Hank, Albert and Karl. A Celebration of his Life will be announced and held at a later date.

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Anne Olson

1926 – 2019

A limb has fallen from our family tree. Anne Olson passed away at the Good Samaritan Garden Vista Memory Care Cottage in Magrath, Alberta, on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the age of 93 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 11:00am, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Anne requested a Graveside Service with family and close friends. This will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the WARNER CEMETERY, Range Rd 173, Warner, Alberta, with Pastor Jason Carroll officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritans Garden Vista Magrath Memory Care Cottage – attention Lori Sanford, 37 East 2 Ave N, Magrath AB T0K 1J0.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of JERMAIN ANTHONY SOENEN, less than ten months after the passing of his beloved wife of 67 years, Johanna Hendrica Soenen (nee Van Buuren).

Jermain was born March 18, 1928 in Middleton Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario to Irene & Joseph Soenen. Both his parents passed along with 10 of his siblings, Marie, Fred, Ed, Charlie, Joe, Margaret, Delphine, Leo, Omar & Achiel. He is survived only by his sister, Augusta Schaffer, and sisters-in-law Roberta, Donna, Georgette, Shirley & Helen Soenen, Louisa, Maria & Dorothy Van Buuren. Numerous nieces & nephews are going to miss him greatly, remembering all the help and funny pranks and mischiefs instigated. Uncle was the biggest kid of us all, and we were blessed to have him and Auntie invite all to their farm for many, many get-togethers.

Uncle Jermain drove truck for the beginning of his career, then moved on to farming, mechanics, carpentry and jack-of-all trades until his retirement.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., with Father Albert Sayson celebrating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Jermain, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society (Park Meadow’s North Lethbridge), 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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