January 22nd, 2021

MONDAY, June 8, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 2020.


DON DEMERS, the beloved husband of the late Pat Demers, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday (his birthday), June 5th, 2020, at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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AUSTIN JAMES “A.J.” FORSYTH passed away suddenly on June 1st, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 30 years. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Friends may meet the Forsyth family on Friday, June 12th from 10:30 – 11:30 am and a Private Graveside will follow in the Leavitt Cemetery. Due to COVID -19 Restrictions a limited number of people will be allowed into the service.

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WILDON CLIFFORD SR. HEALY, beloved husband of Shauna Day Rider, passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on June 1, 2020, with his wife by his side. The Wake Service for Wildon will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the late Patsy Healy’s residence in Old Agency on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Interment in One Spot Cemetery.

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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 with his Electrician certificate and devoted many years to this profession, working at J & M Electric and then as 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 formed 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” 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 to 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 will be 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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te Raa

JOHANNA G. TE RAA – ( Hietland), went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Friday , June 5th, 2020. She passed away peacefully in Picture Butte, Alberta, with her daughter at her side, three days short of her 101st birthday.

Johanna was born in Borculo, the Netherlands on June 8, 1919, and married William te Raa on Sept 6, 1946. They immigrated to Canada in June of 1948, settling just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In May of 1951 they purchased a farm north of Emo, Ontario. Johanna, herself moved to Smithers, B.C. in Nov 1972, then moved to LaCombe, Alberta, and ultimately moved to Picture Butte, Alberta in 1984.

She was predeceased by William, in April of 2013, and is survived by her five children, Arend (Val) te Rae (Chantelle, Curtis); Gerda (Ed) Adema, (Christina, David, Jeffrey, Carolyn, Brenda); Gary (Ann) te Raa (Clayton, Leah, Kelly); Henry (dear friend Carmin); Liz (Ron) Nieboer (Chris, Jason, Bev Barb) plus thirty four great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday , June 10th at 1:00 PM at Archmount Cemetery, with Pastor Paul from Iron Spring CRC church officiating.

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