May 26th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 13, 2020.

BARTHEL

BETTY MARILYN BARTHEL, beloved wife of William “Bill” Barthel, of Coalhurst, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Due to current restrictions, entry will be limited to 15 people at any given time.

To send a condolence, please visit

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BRANDON

BERTHA BRANDON, beloved wife of the late Harland Brandon, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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BROSZ

DR. DAVID BROSZ passed away unexpectedly at home on the morning of May 9, 2020. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Karen, and his children and grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held for his immediate family in the coming weeks.

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Malcolm Cook

1935 – 2020

Mr. Malcolm Cook of Monarch, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lillian Cook, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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GREGSON

OLIVE JOYCE ELLISON GREGSON, passed away on May 7, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Joyce was born in Cardston, AB on December 31, 1928 just minutes before the new year to John Franklin Ellison and Frankie Henrietta Hinman. Joyce met Leo Dean Gregson during their high school years when her brief case often turned up missing because a certain basketball player had taken it. After Joyce had served a mission to the Canada Eastern Mission and Dean to Australia Sydney, they returned home and were sealed in the Cardston Alberta Temple on April 22, 1953. They later served missions together in Seoul Korea and Nairobi Kenya. They joyfully served together in the Cardston Alberta Temple for many, many years. Joyce knew hard work growing up on a ranch and later working by Dean’s side on their own ranch as they started their family. She enjoyed, sewing, painting, crafting, baking, gardening, reading, learning, planning family gatherings, and magnifying any church calling she accepted. Her life was one of service to all. She was a woman of beauty, happiness, grace, kindness, and unconditional love.

Most of all, she loved her family and some of her last words were “family is everything.” She cherished her children and grandchildren and led us all by her example and was the perfect model of parenting, grandparenting, and inner strength. One of her greatest legacies will be “We do hard things.”

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Dean and son Jeff. What a joyful reunion that was! She is survived by her children Deborah (Paul) Funk, of Yuba City, CA, Kathryn (Ray) Nickel of Magrath, Joanne (Jim) Ferguson of Cardston, and Michael (Sharon) Ryan of Raymond. Joyce has 24 grandchildren and 75 great grandchildren.

Mom, you have given so much and asked for so little in return. Thank you for always being there for us, for teaching us, listening to us, helping and forgiving us, loving us, and always paving the way for us, even now. We will continue to honor you by working hard to reach the standard you set. Oh how we love and miss you! Families are Forever.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a family graveside service will be held. Interment will be in the Cardston AB Cemetery.

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


Donna Loxton

1942 – 2020

Mrs. Donna Loxton of Coalhurst, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gerald Loxton, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.

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PAGNANA

EDWIN PAGNANA passed away on April 10, 2020 at the age of 56 years.

He is survived by his siblings; Elizabeth Stewart, John Lybbert, David Lybbert, Helen Wilde and Beth O’Donell. He was predeceased by his loving parents Milby and Bessie Lybbert of Raymond. Edwin is also lovingly remembered by Jim and Labeana Heggie and family of Raymond

Cremation is entrusted to Salmon and Sons Funeral Home.

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http://www.salmonandsons.ca


PERRY

It is with immense sadness that we, the family of LUCILLE IRENE PERRY, announce her passing on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

She is survived by her sons Kent (Monika) Perry, Donald Perry (Marnie) and Cameron (Heather) Perry; daughter Lynda (Derek) Routley; sister Jean Welsh, brothers-in-law Gerard (Birthe) Perry and Dwight (Carol) Perry; ten grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews, both in Canada and the US.

She is predeceased by her husband William Harold Perry, parents Cary and Irene McKanna, brother Robert and sister-law Millicent McKanna, brother-in-law Glenn (Beverly) Perry, father-in-law Harold Perry and mother-in-law Vina Koenen.

Mom was born in Benalto, Alberta on October 8, 1923. She was the eldest child of Cary and Irene McKanna. Throughout her childhood, her family moved around southern Alberta, residing in Benalto, Eckville, Rosemary, Spring Coulee and Nobleford. After marriage in 1945, she and dad lived in Chin, Calgary, Lethbridge and Coaldale. She was married for 52 years. After dad passed away, she moved to Okanagan Falls, B.C. for five years and then back to Lethbridge.

Mom became a teacher at the age of 20 years old and taught school for 20 years.

Mom loved to travel and see new places. She and dad travelled to Texas, Arizona, Hawaii and California. She always wanted to go to Europe but work and having a family got in her way. After Dad died, she and her cousin, Phyllis Morache took a one week cruise to the Caribbean. She really enjoyed that cruise so much that she took her whole family on a cruise to Alaska a couple of years later. She was a very giving mother and believed in fairness.

Mom also liked to read. She could read a novel a week which we found impressive. She loved to do crosswords and studied foods and their effects on the body and always had a positive attitude. She attended the University of Lethbridge for some summer courses in ceramics and geology, and was an excellent painter. She painted many, many pictures and we are so blessed to have several of them in our homes. They will be cherished forever. She leaves a void in the hearts of everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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


PETERSON

BARRY WAYNE PETERSON, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sandie Peterson, passed away unexpectedly at home, on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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RENNING

CALVIN TODD RENNING, of Shaughnessy, passed away suddenly in Brooks, on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the age of 50 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers and in memory of Calvin, please consider a donation to The Shaughnessy Community Association, Box 22, Shaughnessy, AB T0K 2A0.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RUPPS

RICHARD RUPPS, beloved husband of Else of Lethbridge, passed away at home on May 10, 2020 at the age 86.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Gary (Marion) Rupps and his daughter, Karen (Robert) Hildebrandt; eight grandchildren: Tracy (Ryan) Feuffel, Roxanne Rupps, Matthew (Kerri) Hildebrandt, Casey (Kim) Rupps, Shawn Rupps, Courtney Rupps, David (Janelle) Hildebrandt, and Caylee Leavitt; and eight great-grandchildren: Cael, Noah, and Ella Feuffel; Olivia, Emily, and Brooklyn Rupps; and Rebecca and Jenna Hildebrandt.

He is also survived by his brother, Victor Rupps and cousins, Alfred Rupps and Fred Krauter, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Ronald Rupps, his parents, Christian and Anna Rupps (Ackermann) and two brothers, Erich Rupps and Willy Rupps.

Richard was born December 23, 1933 in Rosenfeld, Ukraine. In 1944 he and along with his mother and two of the three brothers fled to Germany. In 1951 they immigrated to southern Alberta where they worked on sugar beet farms for several years to pay off their passage to Canada. Richard met Else in 1952 and they were married November 6, 1954. They were inseparable for 65 years. They were blessed with three children to complete their family.

Richard was an active member at Christ Trinity Lutheran Church for many years and in many different ways including serving on Church Council, Church repair and maintenance, and Communion Assistant. He worked at United Feeds from 1967 to 1994. After Richard’s retirement he was kept busy with his grandchildren, camping, fishing, gardening, feeding the birds, making quilts for missions, and his famous wine making skills that all family members enjoyed. He loved listening to music and reading. He was handy and good at making gadgets to make things easier. He never wasted anything if he could help it. He fixed whatever he could and if it was unfixable, he smashed it. Family was very important to Richard and those that knew him said he was a good man and loved by all.

A Public Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M. Due to current restrictions, entry will be limited to 15 people at any given time.

Due to the current pandemic, a Private Family Service will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11:00am. The Service will be livestreamed, and it can be viewed on our website under Richard’s obituary.

Richard will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Richard, donations may be made to Christ Trinity Lutheran Church, 416 – 12 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2R4.

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


SAUR

STANLEY KEVIN SAUR, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 57 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Arthur “Art” Stratulat

1931 – 2020

Mr. Arthur “Art” Stratulat of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Joyce Stratulat (2013), passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday May 9, 2020, at the age of 88 years.

Dad was born in Avonlea, Saskatchewan on June 16, 1931, the third child of John and Sophie (predeceased) Stratulat. He was a cowboy through and through.

Art will be dearly missed by his daughters, Donna (Kent), Cheryl (David) and Brenda (Bernard); grandchildren, Carey (Scott), Amanda (Kris), Paul (Brittany), Jennifer, Krystal (Mike), Kayla (Darren) and Wade (Donita); great grandchildren: Jordan, Asha, Lyndsey, Kaleb, Braelyn, Ethan, Mercedes, Sergio, Hugo, Ariana, Mikeala and Dominic; siblings: Phyllis (Fred deceased), Steve (Pearl) and Philip (Jean) as well as many nieces, nephews, family members and friends across the country.

Besides his loving wife Joyce, Art was predeceased by his son Lynn (1999), and his sister and brother in law Elaine (Mel).

We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Jameison, Dr. Roth and their Palliative Care team as well as the nursing staff on 5A at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassion and care during dad’s stay.

Due to the recent restrictions surrounding Covid – 19, A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held a later date.

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


Boyd Tucker

1930 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Bidwell Boyd Tucker, who passed away on February 10, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

DUE TO THE RECENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. THE CELEBRATION OF BOYD’S LIFE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5, or Jack Ady Cancer Centre Lethbridge, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


VOLESKY

Isabel Katharine Volesky of Brooks, beloved wife of the late Verne Volesky, passed away peacefully in Brooks and into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, on Monday, May 4th, 2020 at the age of 87 years. Mom was born September 12th, 1932, the eldest child born to John and Mary Bahsler of Langenburg, Saskatchewan. She was baptized and confirmed at Hoffenthal Lutheran Church. Mom was raised on the family farm, north east of Langenburg. After completing grade 8, she worked as a hired girl for various families in the area. In the fall of 1951, at the age of 19, she came west to Alberta to visit a cousin at Lomond. This is where she met Dad, a local farmer, at a dance and they were married the following year on October 10th, 1952. They made their home east of Lomond at Badger Lake and farmed together for 46 years. In the summer of 1966, Mom and Dad opened up their home to become foster parents, and over a 15 year period they fostered nine children. Life was always busy for mom. She was an extremely hard-working farm wife. There was always a large vegetable garden to tend, cows to milk, calves to bottle feed, chickens to feed etc. Mom was a wonderful seamstress and made most of our clothes. In later years, she took up quilting and made quilts for many family members. Following Dad’s passing in 2000, Mom remained on the farm for 15 years, during this time she enjoyed many bus trips with DeJong Tours. In the fall of 2015, Mom moved into the Newbrook Lodge in Brooks, where she made many new friends. There were many trips made back to the farm, as the Lodge was a wonderful place to be, but it just wasn’t home. Mom was a member of the Lomond Sunshine Drop-In Centre, Bethany Lutheran Church in Lomond, and in her later years, Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooks. Mom was predeceased by her husband Verne Volesky, parents John and Mary Bahsler and sisters Teresa (Emil) Scheinous and Doreen (Don) McLeod. She is survived by her son, Wayne Volesky; daughters, Leeann (Doug) Prenevost and LaVonne Volesky; grandchildren, Troy and Leah Prenevost; siblings, Diane (Roy) Ulmer of Barrhead, Alberta and Valentine Bahsler of Langenburg and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was a pillar of strength to our family and she will be dearly missed. In memory of Isabel, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to either Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 811 Cassils Road West, Brooks, Alberta   T1R 0E4 or Lomond Sunshine Drop-In Centre, 115 1st Street South, Lomond, Alberta   T0L 1G0. A private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants.”

                                                                                    Psalm 116:15

Cremation is entrusted to and conducted by

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks

Funeral arrangements entrusted to:

SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM

BROOKS, ALBERTA

Condolences may be forwarded through   http://www.sfh.ca

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