May 26th, 2020

SATURDAY, May 23, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 23, 2020.

Janina “Jean” Adamus

1924 – 2020

Janina “Jean” Adamus passed away in Lethbridge on May 18, 2020, at the age of 96 years.

She is survived by her children Helen, Stan and Joe (Mary); two grandchildren Jason, Heather (Mark) and great grandson Connor.

Jean emigrated from Poland after the war with her family, settled in Diamond City and eventually moved to Lethbridge where she worked at the hospital and police station.

Jean loved to cook for family and friends. Christmas and Easter were big events abundant with food and celebration. Her perogies, cabbage rolls, soups and pies kept our freezers stocked

Jean was fun-loving and spirited and lived life her way. She enjoyed dancing, music, socializing with family and friends, a bit of golfing and curling, bowling, and camping, as well as trips around Alberta and southern B.C.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Al Litchfield officiating. With respect to the AHS COVID-19 Regulations, we will be limiting the number of people in attendance to 50 people.

In memory of Jean, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Peter Barg

1936 – 2020

Peter Barg of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020, at the age of 83 years.

Throughout his life, Peter impacted everyone he met with his kind and caring heart, and willingness to help anyone in need. His strong faith in Jesus was evident throughout his life. He was happily married to the love of his life, Martha for 61 years.

Besides his loving wife Martha, Peter is survived by his four children, son Richard (Judy) Barg; son Terence (Jenneth) Barg and their children Denver (Katie) Barg, Jordan, Cassidy, and Carson; daughter Rhonda (Jeff) Konchak and their children Mariah and Levi; daughter Pearl (Keith) Miller and their sons Oliver and Cooper.

A private family Graveside Service will be held on May 26, 2020 with Pastor David Acree officiating.

“He never looked for praises,

he was never one to boast..

He just went on quietly working

for the ones he loved the most.

His dreams were seldom spoken

his wants were very few..

and most of the time his worries went unspoken too.

He was there, a firm foundation through all our storms of life..

a sturdy hand to hold on to in times of stress and strife.

A true friend we could turn to when times were good or bad..

One of our greatest blessings

the man that we called our dad.”

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DEVINE

BRUNO CLAYTON DEVINE, beloved husband of Shelly Day Chief of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the age of 55 years.

A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, May 25, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.

Clayton will be laid to rest in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

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DYCK

JOHN DYCK, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 62 years.

John is survived by his sons Jordan (Donielle) Dyck, Jonathan Dyck and Jadon Dyck and grandson Amari Dyck. He is also survived by his brother Alvin (Annette) Dyck, sisters Nel (Dave) Spurgeon and Betty (Jake) Fehr and brother Willy Dyck.

He was predeceased by his parents Barney and Hilda Dyck, sister Rose Whiteford and brother Leeroy Dyck.

John Dyck was born in Coaldale, AB, on December 4, 1957 and was raised with six siblings. John excelled at playing guitar and singing, as he was musically gifted. John worked as a welder for the majority of his occupational career. John was a strong man of faith and attended Victory Church Lethbridge, from when they first opened until he passed. John married Holly Monplaisir on June 3, 1989. John and Holly had three boys, Jordan, Jonathan and Jadon.

John loved his boys very much and showed his love daily. He added value to people’s lives everywhere he went and spoke life into people as was always there to help.

A Private Celebration of John’s life will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating. The Service will be livestreamed, and it can be viewed on our website under John’s obituary.

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Norma Fraser

1928 – 2020

Mrs. Norma Fraser of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Donald Fraser, passed away unexpectedly at Good Samaritans Society of Magrath on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Norma was born and raised in Manitoba, had many interests and joined her husband in the Lions Club activities.

Norma is survived by her daughters Dorothy Fraser of Milk River, Heather Harris of Kelowna and Margery Fraser of Australia; grandchildren Geoffery (Kellie) of Calgary, Carolyn of Regina, Morgan (Alan), Jordanna, and Nerida of Australia; great grandchildren William of Calgary, Bella of Regina, and Harry of Australia.

She is also survived by her sister Sheila Gunn of California and various cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Norma is predeceased by her husband Don, son Brian and daughter Adele.

She will be greatly missed.

Due to COVID-19, a memorial will be held at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Nevia Glavina

1941 – 2020

Nevia Glavina, beloved wife of the late Luigi Glavina, passed away on May 21, 2020 at Newport Harbor Care Center in Calgary at the age of 78 years. She resided in Calgary for the past 3 years after previously living in Lethbridge.

Nevia was born on the 5th of November 1941 in Monte di Capodistria, Italy. Along with her parents, Joseph and Maria, and siblings, Stellio and Maria, she immigrated to Canada in 1957. Upon arrival in Canada, she and her family settled in Lethbridge. Nevia married Luigi on February 11, 1961 in Lethbridge and then moved to Edmonton where together they had two children, Franco and Laura. They lived in Edmonton for 7 years before returning to Lethbridge.

Nevia worked as a waitress at the Park Plaza hotel until she was stricken by a car accident in 1975 that reduced her mobility and affected her throughout life. She was no longer able to work outside the home, but she cherished being able to spend more time with her children. Her reduced mobility was a challenge throughout her life, but she persevered through the aches and pains. Nevia loved to cook and nourish her family with homemade meals especially using the vegetables from Luigi’s garden. Together, with Luigi’s tomatoes and Nevia’s skills in the kitchen, they made a delicious pasta sauce. Nevia’s baked buns were also renowned for their soft texture and how delicious they were when they were fresh out of the oven.

Nevia is survived by her brother Stellio Glavina of Prince George, B.C.; sister Maria Glavina of France; son Franco Glavina and daughter-in-law Ann of Calgary; daughter Laura and son-in-law Andy Chan of Franklin, Massachusetts, and her three granddaughters, Kiara, Elana, and Caylee, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families in Italy.

Nevia was predeceased by her parents and her husband Luigi.

A Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, for those who wish, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com click on Nevia’s obituary to view the live stream of the service. With respect to the AHS COVID-19 Regulations, we will be limiting the number of people in attendance to 50 people, while adhering to the physical distancing rules.

A private Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Clair Richard Handsaeme

1959 – 2020

It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we, the family of Clair Richard Handsaeme of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Carolyn, and Father to Mathew and Carly, announce his sudden passing on May 19, 2020 at the age of 61 years.

Clair was born April 6, 1959 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Matt and Elaine Handsaeme. He grew up on the family farm in the Sunnyside Area and was surrounded by a large loving family of 8 siblings. Life on the farm was filled with joy and adventure which included horseback riding, trail rides, and riding his trail bike. Clair enjoyed snow skiing, playing football for the Kate Andrews High School team and playing hockey. His love of hockey carried on into adulthood as he played for the Ranch Hand Hockey team. He decided that welding was his vocation, and he worked for many years before forming his own company. He was a very hard working and responsible person, and all who knew him loved him for his kind way, sense of humor, and humble wisdom.

Clair married the love of his life in 1989 and they were blessed to have had 30 wonderful years together. His greatest joy was when Mathew and Carly were born. Clair was a person who loved children. His kind loving nature made him a favorite with his nieces and nephews and any child that got to know him. He took that love for children and coached hockey, instructed welding in the creative kids 4H club, and was President of the Lethbridge Synchrobelles Synchronized swimming club. Whether it was singing or playing guitar, dancing or gardening, Clair had many interests. He did them all with passion and dedication, but it was his family that was his greatest love and source of pride.

Clair is survived by his wife Carolyn; son Mathew; daughter Carly (Jared); sisters Betty Snyder, Mary-Ann (Don) Wehlage, Carol-Lynn (Dave) Harker; brothers Bob (Nola) Handsaeme, Jerry (Lis) Handsaeme, Bill Handsaeme, Jack Handsaeme, Mark (Brenda) Handsaeme; mother-in-law Elizabeth Sera; brother-in-laws Albert (Pat) Medve, Ron (Darlene) Sera, Allen (Dorothy) Sera, Bob (Evelyn) Sera, Richard (Carrie) Sera, and their families.

Clair was predeceased by his parents Matthew and Elaine Handsaeme; sister-in-laws Peggy Handsaeme, Sherry Handsaeme, Shirley Medve, and father-in-law Alex Sera.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a Private Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, May 29, 2020, for those who wish, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com click on Clair’s obituary to view the live stream of the service.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, Alzheimer Society, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Rd NE #200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


JOHNSON

MARYELLEN CLAIR JOHNSON passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

MaryEllen is survived by her son, Norman (Jean) Johnson, grandchildren, Carrie (Travis), Nicole (Chad), Brandon, Angela and Jessica and great- grandchildren, Logan, Kylie, Jade and Natalie; daughter-in-law, Iris (Ken) and sister Devi (Brian) Herman as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by sons, Calvin, Lesley and Brian Johnson, grandson, Mark, parents, Stella Willison and Norman Livingston, stepfather, Walford Willison and her sons’ father, Dick Johnson and his parents, Viva and Edwin Johnson.

MaryEllen was born and raised in Lethbridge. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and was also involved with St. Basil’s C.W.L, Secular Franciscan and Royal Purple. MaryEllen also sat on the board for Catholic Charities. She was helpful and kind to all of her friends and neighbours.

A Private Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil’s Catholic Church with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

MaryEllen will be laid to rest in Archmount Cemetery at a later date.

In memory of MaryEllen and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Basil’s C.W.L. (604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2S7) or to Mary Queen of Peace Franciscan Fraternity (Box 655, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0).

To send a condolence, please visit

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LAMANE

GRANT YVES LAMANE passed away in Calgary, Alberta on May 21, 2020 at the age of 30 years.

He is survived by his parents; Ron Lamane (Judy) and Paige Lamane-Sinclair (Alex), two beautiful sisters; Tawnya (Nick Hotson) Lamane and Megan (Kenta) Kameyama, niece Makena Hotson, nephew Owen Kameyama, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his grandmother Huguette Lamane.

Grant will be remembered for more than his battle with addiction; Grant was a beautiful person and a generous soul, always putting others before himself. He was an incredible friend and will be remembered as someone who made those around him smile brighter, laugh louder and live better.

“The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind”

Those who wish, can donate the Calgary Dream Centre in Grant’s memory.

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A private family service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Sandra “Sandy” Omelchuk

1946 – 2020

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Omelchuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Roy Omelchuk, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 73 years.

Besides her loving husband Roy Omelchuk, Sandra is survived by her brothers Doug (Jolayne) Lyons; nephews Chad (Heather) Lyons, Gerald Loxton Junior, Craig (Michelle) Loxton; Sandy’s cat Maui, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents George Lyons and Doris Bennett, as well as her brother George Lyons Junior and her sister Donna Loxton.

As a young girl, Sandra’s joy for life and desire for a good one led her to the U of A where she learned a B.Ed. and a spot on the Dean’s list. While there, she met a young man and during the next fifty-five years they worked, saw movies, live theatre, live concerts, and Edmonton Eskimo Games. Sandra and Roy loved to Travel. Hawaii was “NO KA OI” – the best. Most of all, they visited with their families, friends and neighbours. Long walks, a good book, art works and home decorating filled the quiet times; the cats she loved filled in the rest.

Sandra will be fondly remembered by every one of her very lucky people whose life she touched.

A Celebration of Sandra’s Life will be held at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


PRUCYK

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of MARY ROSE PRUCYK, on Wednesday May 20, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Mary is survived by her son Richard (Doris), granddaughters Tania and Carma (Stewart) and great-grandchildren Lilly and Drake. She was predeceased by her husband Walter.

Mary was an active member of the CWL and Assumption parish. She also was a volunteer with Streets Alive Mission. Mary was the most loving and kind person.

Thanks to the staff at St. Therese Villa and the doctors at Family Medical Centre.

Per Mary’s wishes, no funeral will be held. Flowers are gratefully declined.

To send a condolence, please visit

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SADZA

March 31, 1958 – May 20, 2020

Our hearts are full of sadness as we announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Husband and Grandpa, ANDRZEJ “ANDY” SADZA who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 62 years.

Our dear Dad will be missed and remembered by his loving wife Miroslawa “Mira” Sadza, son Jack Sadza, daughter Karolina Bourne (Colin Bourne) and granddaughter baby Summer.

Andrew’s wish is for his friends and family to remember him as he was on earth. He had a big heart, loved his family, and was an animal lover.

There will be no funeral service; instead, please reach out to his wife and children and comfort them by sharing memories of good times.

To send a condolence, please visit

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SKIPPEN

HELEN SKIPPEN, beloved wife of Keith Skippen, of Milk River, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Besides her loving husband Keith, Helen is survived by her daughters Linda Selk of Milk River, Connie (Larry) Ainscough of Milk River and Donna Brower of Medicine Hat as well as five grandchildren: Rhonda (Matt) Wolske, Gordon (Stacey) Ainscough, Amber (Cory) Gretzinger, Jennifer (Travis) Kobly and Cole Brower, granddaughter-in-law Tanya Selk and nine great-grandchildren: Hailey and Carter Wolske, Lucas Selk, Claire and Elliott Ainscough, Brinley and Easton Gretzinger and Gannon and Levi Kobly.

She was predeceased by her parents Ed and Mary Dittman, brother Bill Dittman, son-in-law Clark Selk and grandson Brad Selk.

Helen was very active in her church and community. Her accomplishments were too numerous to mention. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed. She was proud to be a life-member of the C.W.L.

A Private Family Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating. Interment will follow in Milk River Cemetery.

In memory of Helen, donations may be made to the Milk River Health Centre (Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0), HALO Air Ambulance (12-49 Viscount Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 5G4) or to a charity of one’s choice.

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


SPOULOS

1930-2020

James Socrates Spoulos, beloved husband of Janet, passed away at home on May 20.


KIRBY CHASE WARRIOR

At the tender age of 24 years, Kirby Chase Warrior passed away at the Pincher Creek Health Care Centre on Friday, May 15, 2020.

He leaves behind his beautiful wife Alexis Melting Tallow and his two-year old son Joaquin Braylon Peter Warrior; his loving parents Brenda Warrior & Kerby Iron Shirt; and many other sorrowful relatives.

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, followed by a two-day Wake Service at William North Peigan’s residence on Piikani Nation. The Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Monday, May 25, 2020. The interment to take place at the Piikani Nation cemetery in Brocket. Gathering restrictions of no more than 50 persons at an event is still in effect.

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arrangements (403) 627-4864.

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