March 31st, 2020

FRIDAY, January 17, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 17, 2020.


HENRY AUER, beloved father of Chelsey (Kevin) Paskal & Courtney (John Pittman) Auer, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Audrey Bigelow
1936 – 2020
“He is not here for He is risen, as He said. Come see the place where the Lord lay.”
Matthew 28:6
It is with saddened hearts that the family of Audrey Myrtle Bigelow (nee Odland), beloved wife of the late Don Bigelow, announce her passing in Taber on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, January 20, 2020 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Audrey’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Joe Robert Bruised Head (“aw-bee-tsee-sess-ghup-be” crawling out of the water), beloved husband of Lorraine Standing Alone passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Senator Gladstone Hall, AB, a visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #100 – 119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6

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Larry Robert Chase Jr.

1964 – 2020

Mr. Larry Robert Chase Jr. of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre, on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the age of 55 years.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 2:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Eva Stanley, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Diabetes Canada, 1510 2 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G1.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Gum Jun Chow

1932 – 2020

Mrs. Gum Jun Chow of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Yau Hon Chow, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the age of 87 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00am and 11:30am, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private family Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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CLARENCE LAVERNE COATNEY, beloved husband of the late Georgia Faye Coatney, passed away in Reno, Nevada on December 20, 2019.

A Graveside Service will be held in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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1927 – 2020

With love, sadness, and beautiful memories we announce the passing of our cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. Miguel “Mike” Echeverria, 92, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

Miguel survived by his wife Edna and his children Elizabeth Wishart, Evelyn (Tony) Ayivon, Eloise (Brett) Masson, Michelle (Bryan) Ellert and his four grandchildren and three great-grand children. He is also survived by two sisters.

Miguel will forever be known for his kindness, generosity, love of all animals, and tender heart. Everyone who met Miguel always loved his wonderful sense of humor. He always loved to cook and enjoyed time with his family and friends. His culinary skills were amazing.

Miguel was born in the province of Navarra, the Basque country of Spain, on March 15, 1927. In his early days, along with some friends, immigrated to Canada. He began working in a logging camp in British Columbia. Later, he became an entrepreneur in the hotel industry. He married the love of his life, Edna, on July 9, 1976. Soon after they then moved to Lethbridge, Alberta.

Miguel, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa: we love you, we will miss your company, and we will forever keep you in our hearts.

As per his request, no formal service will be held.

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Verna Cecilia Hawley

June 11, 1933 – January 12, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Verna Hawley, beloved wife of the late Allan (Al) Hawley, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – 411 – 11 ST South, Lethbridge Alberta at 1:00 P.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

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1936 – 2020

I, Darlene, would like to announce the sudden passing of my husband, Ron, on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was the love of my life and the very best partner this girl could’ve ever had.

Ron’s life was a life well-lived. He was a man that was passionate about many things, and so very proud of his son, Randy. Most of Ron’s working life was as a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Marketing Manager for Calgary Co-op Association. He loved his work—but let’s not forget his golf. Ron was an intrepid traveler and we were so lucky to see many parts of the world together.

He was quick to smile and always whistling. He had a quick wit and loved to tease us all. With Ron around, there weren’t many dull moments.

He is mourned by his wife, Darlene, his buddy, Heidi, his son, Randy, his first wife, Ulla, his sister, Daun, his sister-in-law, Diane (Ruben), his brother-in-law, Dan (Maryanne), his nieces and nephews, Tim, Greg, Angela, and Adam, as well as many cousins.

Come to share in a Celebration of Ron’s Life at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.

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MAE WEST SELMAN, beloved wife of the late Barker Selman, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Raymond, Alberta, just 37 days short of her 102nd birthday.

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February 25, 1931 – January 13, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Stuckey of Pincher Creek who was called home to God’s Kingdom on January 13, 2020.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Emily (Millie), her father, Frank, her husband, Midge, and her son, Evan. She is survived by her daughter, Susan, her grandchildren, Daniel, Meaghan, and Nicole, and her great grandchildren, Kylie, Leah, Troy, Jaxson, and Knox, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary was born in Taber and spent the first 10 years of her life in Turin. Her family eventually moved east to Pincher Creek. Mary spent the remainder of her years here with her family. After many years of being a homemaker, she decided to buy a local courier company in town. She drove the mail, parcels, people and pets for 27 years between Pincher Creek and Waterton National Park. Over the years, Mary developed many friendships through her work that continued long after retirement. Following the death of her husband in 2006, Mary decided to hang up the keys to her trusty blue van.

Mary had a passion for travel and a zest for life. She travelled to Europe many times with her husband Midge and continued her solo adventures in later years, making lifelong friends along the way. She particularly loved her travels to visit her dear friend, Beate Herrmann, in Switzerland and Germany. Mary sought out adventure and revelled in pushing her nerves as far as she could while travelling 13 times to Mexico with her daughter. During a recent holiday in Puerto Vallarta, Mary was suspended high above the Pacific Ocean, parasailing by herself, all while her daughter watched from the beach in awe. If she wasn’t parasailing she was ziplining through the canopy of the jungle. This is just who Mary was.

We know you are planning your next adventure in heaven while you watch over us. Until we meet again.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality”. – Emily Dickinson

Our family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Pincher Creek Hospital and Vista Village for their compassion and loving care provided to Mary during the final days of her life. A special heartfelt thank you from Susan to all the LPN’s, caregivers and management for their compassion and understanding of maintaining her mother’s dignity and respect during this difficult time.

Please help us celebrate her life on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at Saint Michael’s Church in Pincher Creek at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in Mary’s name to Vista Village or Windy Slopes Health Foundation in Pincher Creek.

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April 25, 1930 – January 9, 2020

It is with deep sorrow to announce the passing of Rose Zsombor at Chinook Hospice Calgary on Jan 9, 2020. Rose was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years, Zoltan Joseph Zsombor.

Rose will be remembered for her beautiful smile (she loved to laugh) and her friendly and welcoming personality. With warmth and hospitality, she treated new acquaintances as old friends, and old friends as family. Having a love for conversation and a caring compassionate soul, Rose touched many hearts and will be missed by those fortunate enough to have known her. Her children will forever remember her unwavering love for her husband, Joe and their family. Rose is survived by her 7 children Rose (Robert) Clemensen, Larry, Andy (Diana), Frank (Kendy), Carol (James) Matthews, Patrick (Deb), Darlene (Peter) Dvorack; her grandchildren Katherine Dascomb, Jasmine and Phoenix Zsombor, Tina Djikstra and Joe Zsombor, Develin and Nicky Matthews, Amanda Beer, Kaitlyn and Ty Dvorack; sisters Margaret Horvath and Juliana Horvath; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. At Rose’s request there will be no service.

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