By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 8, 2020.
Kikuko “Kay” Adachi
1923 – 2020
It is with deep sadness that the family of Kay Adachi (nee Ikebuchi) announces her passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital on May 3, 2020, she passed away peacefully at the age of 96 years.
Kay was born on June 19, 1923 in Mission B.C. she married Hiroshi “Syd” Adachi on November 28, 1946, and they had 67 wonderful years together.
Kay was an understanding, thoughtful, and generous mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a kind and gentle soul. We will miss her laugh and beautiful smile. We always enjoyed eating her delicious chocolate chip cookies. She loved to do crafts such as sewing, crocheting, and knitting – several of her projects adorn our homes.
Through the years, Kay was able to proudly watch as all her grandchildren graduated university and moved into successful careers.
Kay is survived by her children Stan, Al (Cathy), Janet (Peter), Carol (Neil), and Cheryl (Mike), as well as her grandchildren Jon (Claire), Krista (Geoff), Paul (Erinne), Kelsey (Carson), Taylor (Kara), and her great granddaughter Anouk. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Barb) and sister Chiyoko (Rick).
We would like to extend a very special thank you to Kay’s neighbours, Blaine and Mona Harris and their grandson Cade. With their love and support, Kay was able to remain in her home until she was 96 years old.
Finally, the family sends a very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Lethbridge Family Services and Edith Cavell Care Centre, as well as to the staff, doctors, and nurses on the fourth floor at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. Grant, Dr. Plotnyk, Dr. McKay Steed and Matt in particular. We sincerely appreciate the exceptional care that you all gave to Kay throughout her final months.
A private family Graveside Service will be held in Archmount Cemetery.
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RODNEY JAMES FOSTER, beloved husband of Edna Foster of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at the age of 79 years.
Due to the gathering restrictions in place because of COVID-19, a formal gathering will be held at a later date.
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LACEY NICOLE TWIGG passed away in Lethbridge, AB on May 4, 2020 at the age of 34 years. A Private Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 am with a viewing from 9:30 – 11:00 am.
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OTTO MARTEN passed away at home in Lethbridge, on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the age of 89 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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NOVEMBER 30, 1930 – MAY 3, 2020
Andy was born on November 30, 1930, in the family home in Coalhurst, Alberta, to Hungarian immigrant parents, Sandor and Mary Veres. The family of eight children included Andy’s four sisters, Esther, Barbara, Julia and Margaret, and three brothers, Joe, Bob and Dave.
Despite growing up as a child in the depression era 1930’s, Andy had fond memories of his childhood, his family and friends, and never felt he experienced any real hardships. Hard work and self reliance were the qualities he acquired and which served him well throughout his life.
Andy married Jean Bannink in 1952 and after working in the coal mines at Shaughnessy and driving truck, moved to Calgary in 1956 to pursue his career as a firefighter, initially for the Department of Defense and later for the Calgary Fire Department. It was the perfect job for him as he was high energy, very fit and strong, had the right mentality and loved the camaraderie of the firehall. Andy and Jean raised a family of four children in Calgary – Ken, Judy, Randy and Betty Jean. Sadly, Jean passed away in 1982.
In 1984, Andy met a lovely lady, Louise Borggard, at a dance club in Calgary and discovered they both came from Southern Alberta, and with this strong connection developed a lasting relationship and married in 1986. After their marriage, they purchased a home in Coalhurst.
Retirement from the Fire Department came in 1989. Andy and Louise embarked on a new phase in their lives, enjoying travels to Arizona, Texas and California in their trailer in the winter and followed rodeo events in the summer. They led an active social life with family and friends, especially weekly dances and cards.
Andy had a great interest and love of the Canadian West and its early history. As a young man he participated in some rodeo events and owned and trained horses. He was an avid gardener and fisherman, loved animals and enjoyed the antics of small children. Simply put, Andy was an outgoing, happy person, always willing to lend a helping hand.
Andy’s health declined over the past two years. He received much assistance from his nephew, Gerry Veres, and was well cared for at home by Louise, and it was only in late April that Andy moved to the Good Samaritan West Highland Centre where he passed away peacefully on May 3, 2020, at the age of 89 years.
Andy was predeceased by his parents, first wife Jean, daughter Judy, son-in-law Ross McArthur, sisters Esther Starkey and Margaret Sanders, and brothers Joe, Bob and Dave. He is survived by his sisters Barbara Rudan and Julia Welsh. He leaves many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States.
Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Louise, his sons Ken (Marilyn) and Randy, and daughter Betty Jean McArthur, as well as Louise’s four sons, Kevin, Kerry (Patty), Rick (Beatrice) and Blair. He is survived by nine grandchildren – Roxanne (Nelson), Rachelle (Scott), Morgan (Lindsay), Julie, Gina, Kendra (Josh), Michael, Paul and Ben. He also leaves four greatgrandchildren, Charlize, Brielle, Nolan and Austin, whom he thought the world of.
The family wishes to thank Drs. Cunningham and Jamieson, Chelsea at Home Care, and the staff at West Highland for their support.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS air ambulance or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Due to the current pandemic, a Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date.
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KAREN DENISE WESKO
March 16, 1966 – May 3, 2020
It is with a great sense of sadness and loss that the family of Karen announces her passing at the age of 54. Karen passed away in her sleep at home after a valiant battle with cancer.
Karen leaves to mourn her husband, Kevin, and their children, Sydney (Jordan) and Blair, as well as her mother, Wilma Davison; sister, Christi (Robin), and sisters-in-laws, Margret, Maureen (Jim) and Paddy, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Karen was predeceased by her grandparents, her sister Jody (2012), and her father Jim (2019).
Karen was born in Calgary as the second-eldest child of Jim & Wilma Davison. She attended school in Pincher Creek and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the U of C through the U of L. She met her beloved husband, Kevin Wesko, and the two were married on May 13, 1989 in Lethbridge. Karen had a love for reading, enjoyed camping and playing cards. She was talented in the kitchen, and had a relaxed, fun, loving generous personality.
A small celebration is being held for immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Interfaith Food Bank.
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