January 20th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, January 29, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 29, 2020.

Cheri Komar

1969 – 2020

Ms. Cheri Ellen Komar of Lethbridge, beloved daughter of John and Clara Komar, passed away of a heart attack at Foothills Medical Centre on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 51 years. A Private family service will be held at a later date.

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Bernard Dell (Buzz) Layton passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on January 22, 2020 at the age of 90. Buzz will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vera, 4 children, Cora Lee (Barrie) Grunewald, Randy (Laurie), Blair (Debra), & David (Shauna), 15 grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren, sister-in-law’s Rae Stevens & Alice Haynes, and numerous nieces & nephews. Buzz was predeceased by his son Robert (Lorie) & his parents William Ezra Layton & Elsie Nora Burrows Layton as well as 5 brothers, Calvin, Clelland, Owen, Byron, & Ivan. He was born in Taber, Alberta on March 12, 1929. Buzz had a career of 38 years with the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company where he mastered his skills as a welder, pipe-fitter & crew foreman. He was instrumental in providing natural gas lines to many communities in Southern Alberta. Buzz enjoyed sports & outdoor activities of all kinds. He enjoyed traveling, camping, furniture refinishing, playing cards & games with his close friends, & serving his family & others. Buzz served in many capacities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The only viewing will be Friday, January 31, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (2223 6th Ave North). The interment will be Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:30 am at Taber Memorial Gardens. There will be a Meet the Family at the church (2223 6th Ave North) from 12:00-12:45 pm. The Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm.

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It is with heart-filled sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother IRMGARD ANNA MAINZER beloved wife of the late Robert Mainzer, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Irmgard was born in Klein Parlosen, Germany on January 19, 1928 to Anna and Emil Berkau and was married to Robert Mainzer on March 6, 1951. In April of 1951, they emigrated from Germany to Canada and took up residence in Coaldale where she resided until her passing.

Irmgard is survived by three of her six children: Monika (Kent) Perry, Alvin (Pat) Mainzer, Kathy (Tim) Lamb; and daughter-in-law Lisette (Robert Jr.) Mainzer; 13 grandchildren, 29 great- grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her loving husband Robert, Irmgard was predeceased by her sons, Peter and Robert (Jr) and daughter Gisela Mainzer as well as her parents from Germany, Emil and Anna Berkau and seven siblings. Irmgard was the last surviving member of her family.

Mom enjoyed being a homemaker her entire life. She and Robert worked hard raising six children and spent many hours looking after her home and large garden with the many flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed baking and cooking incredible meals for her family. After her children left home, she enjoyed the many fishing trips and was especially delighted when she out fished Dad.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the staff at Coaldale Health Centre Continuous Care for their attention and care they gave her during her four years with them.

Family and friends are welcome to a Celebration of Irmgard’s Life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating.

A private family interment will be held at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

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DIANE ROSEMARIE PERRON, beloved partner of Wayne Tizzard of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by her loved ones at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the age of 73 years.

Diane is survived by her children, Deb (Perry) Keller of Chestermere and Doug (Rhonda) Perron of Lethbridge, as well as ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She will also be greatly missed by her best friend and sister, Barb (Henry) Zdun, her brother, Glen (Les) Huber, her sisters, Della Huber and Brenda Dyck, stepchildren Kathy (Bill) Semeniuk, Barry (Victoria) Tizzard, Joy Wells and Monica (Lee) Irvine and her dear fur baby, Sasha.

Diane was also blessed by having countless nieces, nephews, and loved ones that called her ‘Nana’.

She was predeceased by her father, Adolf, her brother-in-law, Barry Dickout, and—most recently—her brother, Barry Huber. She also joins her two fur babies in heaven, Babe and Shylo.

Diane was the manager of Esmeralda’s for many years before opening a day home to take care of the many children she loved. She was happiest when cooking large meals for family gatherings, shopping, decorating for Christmas and giving presents, lunching with friends, and getting her hair professionally done weekly.

She was so very proud of her family and often talked about Colton and Jordan’s hunting adventures, Kelsey and Mikalah’s grades, and Kayson—her newest great-grandson.

In 2018, Diane began kidney dialysis, and was very well cared for by Dr. Wong and the staff at the dialysis lab. After a short but intense illness, Diane passed away peacefully.

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Diane requested that donations be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada at http://www.kidney.ca/donate.

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MITSUGI “MITS” SHIMOZAWA, of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Mits is survived by his brothers, Hisashi (Kiyoko), Tom (Fumi), and Stan; sisters, Kay Sameshima, Sue Nishimura, and Diane Lyseng as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by parents Kazuichi and Hatsu; brothers Walt and Joe; and brothers-in-law Sam Sameshima and Yo Nishimura.

Mits was employed at the Lethbridge Post Office for many years.

The family wish to thank the staff at Alberta Rose Lodge and Fairmont Extendicare for all the attention and excellent care received.

At Mits’ request there will be no service.

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

David Thiessen

1919 – 2020

Mr. David Thiessen of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Susie Thiessen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the age of 100 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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