January 23rd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, February 19, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 19, 2020.


1941 – 2020

Blaine Thacker, beloved husband of Sue Evans, passed away at home in Lethbridge on February 17, 2020

John William Chute

1925 – 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John (Jack) William Chute on February 12, 2020, loving husband to Cecile Marie Chute nee (Bouchard).

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta, with Father Ian Gagne celebrant. Interment to be held at a later date.

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

Lisa Labuhn

1928 – 2020

MRS. LISA LABUHN, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Labuhn, passed away peacefully at the Intercare Brentwood Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta, on February 15, 2020, at the age of 91 years. Lisa was born on October 3, 1928 in Vardeilsen, Germany; she was raised and educated in Rengershausen, Germany. In 1944, Lisa met her future husband, Victor, when he emigrated to Germany. In 1951 the Labuhn Family immigrated to Calgary. In 1952, Lisa joined Victor, in Calgary, where they were married. In 1956, they moved to Lethbridge where Lisa resided until shortly before the time of her passing. Lisa was a loving wife, mother, and Oma. She loved family and looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a much-loved Oma. During the time that she and Victor built their home and acreage east of Lethbridge, Lisa was an avid gardener. She enjoyed her friends and they stayed extremely active with regular coffee and lunch visits. Lisa will be remembered, for her great smile and joyful laughter. Lisa was a tremendous baker and cook. One of her greatest joys was to have friends and family over for a meal. Every meal started with a prayer and no one ever left hungry. Lisa and Victor enjoyed travelling and made many trips to Hawaii. Even after Victor’s passing, she continued to enjoy bus trips with friends and travelling with family. Lisa took great joy in attending Church and the fellowship of her Bible study group. At her Condo complex she never missed the garage parties. Lisa is survived by her brother, Dietmar (Ingrid) Heise of Rengershausen, Germany; her daughter, Karin (Tom) Seaman, of Airdrie; her sons, Harvey Labuhn (Jocelyn Dimm) of Lethbridge, Roland Labuhn (Dina Radinskaia) of Calgary; four grandchildren, Lisa (Adam) Zandvliet of Airdrie, Michael Seaman (Lindsey Sales), Kyle Labuhn and Jake Labuhn of Calgary; four great grandchildren, Julia, Thomas, Brady and Mila; two sisters-in-law, Hilda Harwardt of Victoria, and Ilse Labuhn of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Lisa was predeceased by her parents, Willi and Hilde Heise; infant daughter, Rita; brother Hilmar; sister Edith; and daughter in law Susan. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610– 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in Lisa’s memory, to Janus Academy, 2223 Spiller Rd. S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 4G9, Adult Community Access Program (Kyle Labuhn).

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


AUDREY KATHERINE MELVIN, beloved wife of the late Walter Melvin, passed away in Lethbridge and surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Audrey is the loving mother of Shirley (Les) Elliott, Barry (Sheila) Sedgwick, Randy Sedgwick, Deb (Scott) Murakami, and Walter Jr. (Leanne) Melvin.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.

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


FERNANDO ROSE, the beloved husband of Antonietta Rose, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, February 14th, 2020, at the age of 90 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, February 20th, at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Friday, February 21st at 11:00 A.M.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


GEORGE ERNEST TOONE, 67, of Cardston passed away on February 16, 2020 peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Afton (Beazer) Toone, and his sister’s Ellen (Randy) Rausch and Karen (Don) Lavers. He leaves behind his cherished wife Karen (Hogg) Toone and five children, Cody (Shannon), Gentry (Jennifer), Nicole (Dan) Hillyer, Ben (Sara), Kate (John) O’Farrell, his brother Jim (Karin), and 17 grandchildren.

George was born in Claresholm, served a mission in Toronto, and graduated from BYU. He was best known for his love of learning. He shared this passion as a teacher and administrator for many years. Other interests included blacksmithing, writing poetry, fishing, hunting and golfing. He was known for his tender heart and love of the Savior.

Friends may meet the family Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, (846- 1 Ave West), Cardston, AB., on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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

Martin Ulrich

1944 – 2020

It is with incredible sadness we announce the sudden death of Martin “Marty” Ulrich, age 75, in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 12, 2020. He was born in Blairmore, Alberta in 1944 to Katherine (Michalsky) and Joe Ulrich. Marty married the love of his life and soul mate Marie Wojszel 54 years ago. Marty was the loving father of Marty (Charlene Julien) Ulrich of Mesa, AZ and Robbie (Kristie) Ulrich of Lethbridge, AB, and devoted grandfather to Stephen and Christopher Ulrich of Lethbridge, AB. Stephen & Chris called him “the man, the myth, the legend”. Marty worked as an automotive mechanic since 1958 in Blairmore and retired from Canadian Tire South Lethbridge in 2014 at the age of 69. While still working full time, Marty and Marie operated the Dry Bean in Center Village Mall. Marty was extremely dedicated to and traveled extensively with his family. Throughout his life, Marty & Marie met wonderful friends all over the world through their work and travels. Marty was an avid curler and lifelong fan that orchestrated numerous Bunny bonspiels in the Crowsnest Pass in the 70s and 80s. He will be remembered for his dedicated and lighthearted approach to life bringing a smile and joy to everyone around him. Marty was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Charles Ulrich, and remaining brothers living are Gordon (Joyce) Ulrich and Henry Ulrich both of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank everyone for the visits, phone calls, messages, food, flowers and support that you have given us in this time of heartache. At the request of Marty, he did not wish for a funeral; however, a celebration of life will be held in the spring. Information will be posted at a later date.

“Losing a wonderful husband as special as you, has left my heart aching and broken in two. No words can describe my grief and my pain, I would give anything to see you again. Holding you tight within my heart, my love, until we meet again.” your loving Angel (“Marie”) Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

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