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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 31, 2020.


BARBARA BROWN, beloved wife of the late Raymond Brown, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary, on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DANIEL CHIEF MOON “Pii na ko yim” passed away in Lethbridge, AB on March 25th, 2020 at the age of 71 years. A Family Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Standoff, AB on Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00 pm with a private viewing from 10:00 – 12:00 pm. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

To WATCH the Funeral Online or send condolences please visit: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


COURTNEY DUANE LOOSE born September 26, 1943 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 25, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda, and his children Laura (Hollick) Chipman, Michael Loose and Marianne Loose, and his grandchildren Grace and Holt Chipman. He is predeceased by his parents, siblings and his son, Jimmy.

Courtney’s love for woodwork and his skill at craftsmanship served him well in building the home in Glenwood, Alberta where he and Linda raised their family. For 40 years, Courtney served the community and surrounding area as a driver examiner, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. As a member of the Glenwood Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings over the years. As a young man he served a mission in West Germany. He had a love for scouting and a real gift for teaching the gospel. Most recently, Courtney had the opportunity to serve in the Cardston, Alberta Temple and felt it was such a blessing to him.

Singing and music were among his favourite hobbies. He was well known for his beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed singing in community musicals, church choirs, men’s quartets and solos all over Southern Alberta. He also sang alongside his wife in groups such as the Loochels and the Loose-Clark Connection. He treasured the friendships that came with these associations. It made him most happy when he would sing and was accompanied by his wife on the piano.

Courtney’s greatest treasure was his family. He cherished each one of them and the time they spent together. He was always eager to teach and help them with tasks or projects that they were working on. He was always a kind, gentle and compassionate husband, father and friend. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Courtney fought bravely alongside doctors, nurses and staff for 78 days in Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Hospital before passing. We, the Loose family, would like to thank all of the staff for their hard work and dedication in the care of our dear husband and father. Because of our love for the medical staff and workers and due to this precarious time we are living in, it is with sadness that we request people wishing to attend Courtney’s service that they do so via the live stream to keep everyone healthy and safe.

To send a condolence or watch the funeral live on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Interment to follow at the Glenwood Cemetery.


CAROLYN PLOURD passed away peacefully in her sleep at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the age of 64 years.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Daniel (Rachel) of Lethbridge, Vincent (Chasity) of Edmonton, and Layne (Ashley) of Lethbridge; her grandson, Kayden; her brother, Phillip Malkas-Lydie of France; her sisters, Melissa Malkas, Cecelia Russell, and mother Irma Malkas, all of Lethbridge; as well as several nieces and nephews, her dog, Saidi, and her cats, Degu and Felix.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Trevor Plourd.

Carolyn was a compassionate, thoughtful, and honourable woman who loved her family and furry companions. She had a wonderful personality—always full of laughter and the joy of life. Carolyn and Trevor were married on August 3, 1974, and the couple spent 41 years of love and laughter together until Trevor’s passing in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoyed cross-stitching and working on puzzles. She became a second mother to many children in Coalhurst who grew up and played with her children.

Her brightness and humour remained with her to the end. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity, and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her.

At Carolyn’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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

Kurt Ruff

1942 – 2020

Mr. Kurt Ruff of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Kay Ruff, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


DONALD ALAN WELSH, beloved husband of Winnie Welsh of Milk River, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Hospital on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the age of 66 years.

He is the loving father of Charene (Ryan) Mattson, Timmery (Warren) Welsh, Jason (Randi) Welsh and Erica (Michael) Thompson. He is also the loving stepfather to Thomas (Tanya) McIntosh, Krystal (Steve) Hoytos and Aaron McIntosh. Donald was a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren: Evan & Aidan Mattson (Charene), Olivia Tulloch (Timmery), Lawson & Kyler Welsh (Jason), and Kira & Kiana Hoytos (Krystal), plus numerous grand-dogs.

He is also survived by his siblings: Edward (Diane) Welsh, Wayne (Nighean) Welsh, Richard (Marlene) Welsh, Karen (Eric) Craig, Marilyn (Terry) MacDonald and Cheryl (Archie) Mark, and all of their families.

He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth & Irene Welsh.

Donald was born and raised on a farm by Milk River and continued to cultivate that farm throughout his life, proud to be a third- generation farmer and pass it on to his son. He had a passion for agriculture, nature, animals, travel, being active, family, and all things New York Yankees and Calgary Flames. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as being an incredible husband, father, grandfather, and brother. His love and support will never be forgotten.

A memorial service will be determined in the future by his family members. In lieu of flowers, Donald requested that donations be sent to the Milk River Health Centre (Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0).

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


John Thomas Whittaker was born in the District of Salvador, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1923 and passed away in Brooks, Alberta on March 28, 2020. “Jack” as he was known his entire life, grew up on the family farm at Luseland, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1942 and became a navigator, flying Halifax bombers with 431 SQN. Following his return from the war, Jack enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating as a Professional Engineer. He joined the PFRA at Swift Current, Saskatchewan and in 1951 he was sent to Vauxhall to work on the PFRA’s newest project to irrigate southern Alberta. That project was completed in 1974 and he was then sent to Outlook, Saskatchewan to operate the Diefenbaker Dam until his retirement in 1979, when he and mom relocated to Brooks for their retirement.

Dad was a very avid curler and had a passion for golf. He also very much enjoyed having a cold one at the Legion. He held the position of President of the Vauxhall Legion for a number of years and received a lifetime membership.

Dad was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 2010, father Harry in 1967, mother Gertrude in 1987, brother Gordon in 1994 and sister Jean in 2018. He is survived by son Ron (Phyllis), daughter Mona Derdall (Boyd), daughter Rena Garland (Bob), 7 grandchildren Jacqueline (Paul), Kerridan (Cameron), Jamie (Allena), Evan (Carson), Amanda (Daryl), Jennifer (Andrew) and Scott, and 14 great grandchildren, Gracie, Molly, Jack, Jacob, Alexander, Thomas, Charlize, Chase, Nolan, Carver, Kaybri , Rylee, Eli and Connor.

A Memorial Service and Internment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Red Cross or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

For further information please visit http://www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (800) 528-4190.

Muriel Dorothy Zasadny

1930 – 2020

Mrs. Muriel Dorothy Zasadny of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alex Zasadny, passed away at Good Samaritan Linden View in Taber, AB on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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