January 20th, 2021

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 3, 2020.


CLYDE “KAY” COOK, age 94, passed away April 1, 2020 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit. He was pre-deceased by his mother Fay Aleene Depew(nee Kesler, Selman, Cook), his father Clyde F. Cook, and his step-father Ray Depew. Kay spent his early years between Magrath and Raymond, completing his high school in Raymond. He then served a mission for the LDS church in Australia and when he returned home, he worked for several years for the Alberta Treasury Branch. Kay then went back to school in Portland, Oregon where he took his course in hairstyling and came back to Lethbridge. He then established the Alberta Beauty School, owner, operator and teacher for the next 25 years. During this time, he also was owner of the Lakeview Travel Agency. Kay travelled the world extensively, visiting 108 countries during his lifetime. His favourites being New Zealand, Australia and China. When he wasn’t travelling Kay would spend his time at his house in Lethbridge or his farm on the Milk River Ridge. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Kay wanted a grave side service at his plot at Temple Hill and then a luncheon will happen in his honour in Raymond. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this will have to be postponed until a later date. When it is safe to have these functions there will be a notification posted giving a date and time.

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

Marion Frances Goller

July 30, 1939 – March 26, 2020

Mrs. Marion Goller formerly of Nanton, Alberta passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge on March 26, 2020 at the age of 80 years. Marion is survived by her 2 sons Timothy and Thomas J. “Jim” as well as her 4 grandchildren Catlin, Ashlee, Colton and Kurtis. Marion was predeceased by her daughter Twila and her husband Lenard.

Marion was born in Cabri, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1939. She moved to Alberta where she married and raised her family. Marion enjoyed life to its fullest and was passionate and self taught with many musical instruments. Large family gatherings were always important to Marion as she loved being around people and enjoyed having a chance to dance. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

If desired memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division – http://www.alberta.cmha.ca or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre – http://www.albertacancer.ca.

Due to the current circumstances a Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held at a later date.

To send condolences and view Marion’s Tribute Page please visit http://www.lylereeves.com.

Caring for the family is

Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River

(Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.


In Loving Memory of



February 24th, 1976

  • March 29th, 2020

Brad passed away on Sunday, March 29th, 2020. Brad was born in Cardston, AB to Carol Many Fingers and the late Vernon Many Wounds; Parents Harrison and Cynthia Shade. Leaving to mourn his three loving daughters, Angie (Mason), Brie and Cadence. A Family Viewing will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB. A Private Family Funeral Service will begin at 11am. Brad will be laid to rest at the Many Fingers Cemetery.

Live streaming of the funeral will be available at Legacy Funeral Homes website at: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.

A memorial service will be held once the Covid19 Pandemic is under control.

Kurt Ruff

1942 – 2020

Mr. Kurt Ruff, beloved spouse of Mrs. Kay Ruff, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife and daughter on Saturday, March 28, 2020 after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Kurt is lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Kay; daughter Kathy (Steven) Doyle; grandson’s Matthew (Caitlyn) Horvath and Riley Horvath; brother Edmund (Luba) Ruff; sisters Ruth (Helmut) Schock, Monica (Brian) Been and Annette (Les) Barker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Kurt has been welcomed home by his parents, Gottliebe and Alexander Ruff; stepmother Olga Ruff and brother-in-law Helmut Schock. Kurt was born as one of fraternal triplets and will be rejoining his sister Erica and his brother Horst. Kurt was born on April 16, 1942 in Graudenz, Germany with his family fleeing during war times, settling temporarily in Löchgau until having the opportunity to immigrate to Canada in 1955. Kurt had a range of interests and talents from sports such as handball and soccer, to a love of nature, walking the rivers and fishing. His enthusiasm for sports and the outdoors were taught to his grandchildren who now know how to kick a soccer ball with both feet and how to set the hook to bring in that big fish. Kurt was employed at the Lethbridge Iron Works for 35 years; after retirement, he continued to enjoy annual fishing trips with coworkers who had grown into lifetime friends. When Kurt was not fishing or mentoring his grandchildren, he enjoyed annual visits to the shores of the Hawaiian Beaches and deep sea fishing. Kurt was a long time member of the German Canadian Club and in addition to the dinners and dances, enjoyed participation in the Hubertus group each Wednesday evening. Kurt enjoyed singing and over the years, increasingly volunteered to sing at wedding and memorial events, to residents of the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale and at his church, Christ Trinity Lutheran. Due to the recent restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 virus, a Celebration of Kurt’s Life will be held at a later date, which will be announced when determined.

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


Wilfred [Rocky] Sweeney of Raymond, Alberta passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 72.

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Bill and Al, and is survived by his sister Donna, nieces and nephews.

At Wilf’s request there will be no funeral service.

Muriel Dorothy Zasadny

1930 – 2020

We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of our mother Muriel Dorothy Zasadny (nee Dogterom) on Sunday March 29, 2020. Muriel is survived by her son Frank (Sandra) Zasadny, and daughters Faye (Larry) Nikiforuk and Diana Zasadny (Robert Malmberg). Grandchildren include Lynne (Andrew), Glen (Katie), Andrea (Brian), Sam, Laurel and Brittney (Adam); and great grandchildren Rowan, Jack, Natalie Anne and Nolan. Her surviving in-laws include Polly Howarth, Evelyn (Frank) Wince, Tom (Joyce) Zasadny, John (Leyda) Zasadny, Fran Dogterom and Norma Zasadny; as well numerous nieces, nephews and their families and life-long friends. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Alexander and siblings Louis, Marie, Francis, Jake, Raymond and Hendrik and Dogterom in-laws Irene, Grace, Irma, Robert and Zasadny in-laws Joseph, Fred, Ruth, Margaret and Mary. Muriel was born April 22, 1930 in Lethbridge to Jacob and Emily (Charest) Dogterom. She was raised on a farm east of Lethbridge where she found her passion for gardening and sewing. She received her education at McLean School, White School, McNally School and Garbutt Business College. Muriel worked as secretary for the Lethbridge Research Station and then Niagara Finance Co Ltd. In November 22, 1958, Muriel married Alex and soon became parents to Frank, Faye and Diana. Muriel’s friendships were lifelong. She cared greatly about family near and far, and nurtured those relationships. Muriel offered steadfast support. Always a friendly smile, an easy laugh and a cup of tea. Muriel gave her family a love of cards, scrabble, games and puzzles. She enjoyed her travels to Spokane and BC, and especially to Schoonhoven, where her father was born. Thanks to all the staff at Blue Sky Lodge in Lethbridge, Linden View Lodge in Taber and Home Care for their care. A Celebration of Muriel’s Life will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to your local Food Bank.

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

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