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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 6, 2020.


DARRIN ROBERT BURKE BOURNE, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the age of 45 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Kimberly “Kim” Mackay

1980 – 2020

Ms. Kimberly “Kim” Mackay of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the age of 40 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Valerie Many Grey Horses

Po-Ksii-Sto-Oi” (Little Ghost)

“Big Mama”

The family of Valerie Many Grey Horses sadly announces the passing of their beloved Mother and Grandmother on May 21, 2020, in Vancouver, BC. Valerie was 61 years old.

Valerie was born November 25, 1958, to Douglas Many Grey Horses Sr. and Bridget Many Grey Horses (nee Blackwater). She attended St. Mary’s residential school in her formative years. In her youth, she was known to be full of energy and excelled in basketball.

In 1977, Vancouver became Valerie’s second home. She and her daughter Kelly moved to Vancouver to be closer to her mother and sister Rita. Her sister Audrey soon followed. For a long time, it was Valerie and Kelly navigating life in the big city. In the early 80s, Valerie met John Humphreys, and together they had Jesse, Jessica, and JD. She was a proud mama bear. In a tough East Van neighborhood, people knew better than to mess with her children. Her children meant everything to her, and their mom was everything to them. Her teachings will live on through her children and grandchildren. Big Mama will always be remembered.

Her love for butterflies is well known. Butterflies represent grace and beauty. They are alluring and heartwarming, just like our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt Valerie.

She is survived by her children: Kelly (Carlos), Jesse (Dawn), Jessica (Salah), John Douglas “JD,” and Kyle. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Maria, Carlitos, Carlita, Camron, Leah-Rose, Soloman, Ibrahim, Adam, and Aleena-Rose. Valerie cherished her grandchildren immensely. Her siblings: Rosie, Douglas Jr. (Carolyn), Calvert (Connie), and Rex (Yolanda). Her great aunts: Molly, Evelyn, Donna, Mary, Martha, Terry, and Rebecca. Valerie always held close to her heart, her nieces, and nephews: Bridget (Richard), Brooke (Brian), Eva (Trevor), Darryl (Cheryl), Scotty, Jyme (Ross), Jay, Kevin, Cherish, Truman, Quindy, Tanya, Lanna, Casey (Tiffany), Craig, Michelle (Lee), Melissa (Javier) and Rex Jr.

Valerie was predeceased by her beloved parents Douglas Many Grey Horses and Bridget Many Grey Horses. Her cherished sisters Rita Holy White Man and Audrey Many Grey Horses and her recently departed son Mike Many Grey Horses- Wolf Leg.

A wake will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Pincher Creek, Sunday, June 7, from 5 pm – 10 pm. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 8th, 1 pm at Snodgrass, followed by interment at the Many Grey Horses’ family plot on the Blood Reserve.

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DAN OPEL, beloved husband of Susan Opel, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dan, donations may be made to STARS, (https://stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab/)

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Robert “Bob” Setoguchi

1945 – 2020

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

Bob was born on May 17, 1945 in Slocan, B.C. And was the youngest of five children. He was predeceased by his parents Yukimori and Fujino Setoguchi; sister Amy (Jock) Nakamura and sister in law Nancy Setoguchi. He is survived by his wife Sheila Wiebe; brothers Ken Setoguchi, Sumio (Shirley) Setoguchi; sister Fumi (Tom) Shimozawa; children Kiyoshi (Shelley) Setoguchi, Karey (Al) Covey, Toni (Dave) Schultz, Melissa (Ryan) Tratch, Patti (Kurt) Forster, Melissa Lorne, Brad (Sylina) Lorne, Justin (Ashley) Lorne; grandchildren Joel, Miranda, Derian, Kianna, Katelynn, Nathan, Victoria, Rhett, Elizabeth, Beau and Graeme, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Bob moved to Southern Alberta with his family at a young age and spent his early and teen years working on the family farm in Taber. He left the farm and graduated from SAIT and his Electrician certificate and devoted many years to this profession, working at J & M Electric and then owner/operator of Seto Electric. He embarked on a 29-year career at Lethbridge Community College teaching Electrical Apprenticeship and was the creator of the Master Electrician Program which he was proud to instruct for many years, even after formally retiring from the college. He loved teaching and forming long-lasting relationships with his students and coworkers and touched so many people, changing their lives with his positive encouragement and support.

Bob was an avid sports fan, playing hockey for a number of years, and also fastball well into his forties, “retiring” only to go on coaching his children for over a decade, and maintained lifelong friendships with many of his teammates. He enjoyed camping and fishing (scoring “Walter” is a 24 lb lake trout in ’87) with his family and friends and was passionate about golf. He spent his summers on the course, first as a member of the Magrath Golf Course and then Land -o- Lakes, where he finally got a hole-in-one on #3 and he truly valued the hours spent with his buddies and son in law Dave. His other passion were the New York Yankees, he could always be found wearing a Yankees cap and a lifelong dream was realized when he traveled New York to watch the Yankees with his wife, daughters and grandson Joel in the spring of 2019.

Bob was a devoted father, dedicating his life to raising his children. His support and love for his children and then grandchildren, was selfless and wholehearted, and he was always proud of his family. Sheila was the love of his life and their love for each other was evident to all and sustained them through even the toughest of times, Through it all, even the hard times, he never gave up and continued to share his sense of humour.

Bob will never be forgotten and missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Visitation will be held at 6:00pm to 8:00pm, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, With respect to the AHS COVID-19 Regulations, we will be limiting the number of people in attendance to under 50 people at a time, while adhering to the physical distancing rules.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, for those who wish, please visit http://www.mbfunerals.com click on Bob’s obituary to view the live stream of the service.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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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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