January 15th, 2021

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 5, 2020.


March 19, 1952 – June 2, 2020

It is with bittersweet sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Mark Curtis at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning. He loved his family, dancing, and promoting health through Chiropractic care. He is survived by his wife Charlene and their five children: Nathan (Holly), Ashley, Natasha, Alycia, and Allisan. His sense of humour and love for life will live on in our hearts. The family would like to extend our admiration and appreciation for the staff of floor 4C and the Coaldale Long Term Care Facility for their care and support.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private Graveside Service on Saturday June 6, 2020. The Service will be available to view online at http://www.salmonandsons.ca the following day.

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It is with great sadness that the family of the late VAN BANG DUONG have to announce his sudden passing on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Van is survived by his loving three daughters, (Vicki, Amy and Rosanna); a son, (Ben) and numerous relatives and friends from Canada to Vietnam,

A memorial service in his honour will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Mountain View Funeral Home 1605 100 St. SE Calgary, from 6 to 9 P.M.

Van will be greatly missed by the many people he worked with and for his talents in helping immigrant families he prepared tax returns and other legal papers for throughout the years. His accommodating nature and comfortable communication style will be dearly missed by all those he helped.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DAVID KLEINSASSER, beloved husband of Sarah Kleinsasser, who passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Miami Colony on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

David is survived by his wife, three daughters, and four sons.

A Funeral Service will be held at MIAMI COLONY, New Dayton, AB on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 12:00 Noon.

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Lawrence Lavkulik

1937 – 2020

Mr. Lawrence Lavkulik of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Charlene, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the age of 83 following a lengthy illness.

Cremation entrusted to Evergreen Cremation Services.

He was dearly loved and will be missed.

Visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca to send a condolence.


JUDY DEBRALYN LUMLEY, beloved daughter of Wayne Matthews and the late Almeta Matthews of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the age of 60 years.

Judy is also survived by her siblings; Roger (Debbie) Matthews and Sean (Allison) Matthews, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Judy was a loving sister, friend and aunt who always smiled. She was known for her love of her family and her love for cats. Her big heart made her rescue many stray cats and provide them with food and homes through the Last Chance Cat Ranch. She will be greatly missed.

At Judy’s request, no funeral services will be held.

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visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Robert (Bob) Setoguchi

1945 – 2020

Mr. Robert (Bob) Setoguchi of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sheila Wiebe, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Willy Stanke

1929 – 2020

Mr. Willy Stanke passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Emma Stanke. He is survived by four sons, Reiner Stanke, Dietmar (Leanne) Stanke, Bernd (Joanne) Stanke and Folker Stanke; two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Alexandra Stanke; one grandson, Cameron Stanke, and one sister, Helga Dressel.

A private family Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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STEED, Robert Dean

Robert Dean Steed, beloved husband of Colleen Steed, passed away at the Raymond hospital on May 30, 2020, at the age of 89 years.

He is survived by his wife Colleen, and children Carol (Roy) Singleton of Edmonton, Rae Ann (Kevin) Archibald of Calgary, Robin (Ramona) Steed of Cayley, and Tyler Steed; thirteen grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was a kind and loving individual with a great love for life and will be greatly missed. A private service was held on June 3, 2020 at the Raymond Cemetery.

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

WHEELDON, Clayton Ronald

Passed away suddenly on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the age of 46 years. Clayton will be dearly missed by his loved ones. Clayton is survived by his two sons, Damien of Cornerbrook, NL and Austin of Lethbridge, AB; his loving finance, Jodie VanBeers of Taber, AB and her children, Blake, Levi and Kinlee; his dad, Gerry (Kathy) Kultgen of Drumheller, AB; his sister, Tracy Hughson of Calgary, AB and her children, Treston, Haven and Walker; his brother, Kelly Kultgen of Drumheller, AB and his sister, Candace (Chris) Larson of Medicine Hat, AB and her son, Matthew as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Clayton was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Kultgen in 2006 as well as his grandmother, May Hughson and his grandparents, Lawrence and Barb Kultgen.

Clay was overjoyed to be marrying his soulmate, Jodie in the summer of 2020 and looked forward to a fulfilling life with her and their family together. His boys, Austin and Damien were his pride and joy and always on his mind. Clay usually had a dedicated, four-legged sidekick; most recently, Axel and previously, the notorious, Impala who was well known far and wide. Clay was an accomplished welder who spent many long days working diligently to provide for his family.

Clay’s passion for demolition derbies was almost immeasurable. He developed this passion early in life with his dad, uncles, brother and close friends and it continued for over thirty years. Clay spent countless hours building derby cars then smashing them and was constantly on the lookout for the next score to add to his stash of cars. He had a reputation for being a fierce competitor in the ring and for his willingness to help others that might need his expertise. Not only did he often win or place in derbies, he also often received recognition for both being most aggressive and most sportsmanlike. Through demolition derbies, Clay developed many close and cherished, personal friendships. #007 Legend Killer will be greatly missed in the derby community.

Clay loved watching his kids play hockey, hunting, camping and spending time with family and friends. He had an impact on everyone he came in contact with, was always friendly and personable to young and old alike and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Clay loved to laugh and to make people laugh and constantly had a joke, a crude remark or a teasing word with a twinkle in his eye. “Hey Bud” “What’s up” “Suck it” “Hoodrat” “Heeey Brooo” “Go for a Rip” “Are you grumpy?”

Clayton was one of a kind. He will be missed dearly.


IRMA WOLF CHILD “Ii tsists ainihki” passed away on May 31st, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 69 years. A Wake Service will be held at the John and Irma Wolf Child residence, Blood Reserve on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB on Tuesday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

To WATCH the service or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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