January 16th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 24, 2020.


Tanesha passed away on 18 June 2020, aged 28.

Tanesha was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on 9 June 1992, a Tuesday, and was (for the most part) truly Tuesday’s child, exhibiting grace both in her name and her many passions (though not so much in her eating habits).

Tanesha was a lover of art, music, dancing, and people, and brought laughter, joy, and compassion to her many friends and family, and never used her black belt in Taekwondo in anger (or never admitted having done so).

Tanesha lived in Canada, the US, and Australia and leaves behind family and friends in each country who are as devastated by her loss as they are grateful for the 28 years she graced our lives.

We love you T. xx

A Celebration of Tanesha’s Life will take place at 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine Cecelia Drake, formerly of Lundbreck, Alberta, who was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on June 19, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre at the age of 88 years.

Elaine was born on August 12, 1931 in Raymond, Alberta to parents Leslie & Eileen Emmerson. She blossomed into a beautiful and graceful young lady who won the heart of Robert Lloyd Drake. They married on June 27, 1949 and later blessed with four beloved sons.

Family was the most important gift Elaine cherished and she was very proud of her boys. She dedicated her life to their happiness and was a wonderful mother with a nurturing home. Elaine loved to cook for her family and was especially talented in the kitchen. She enjoyed gardening, reading, berry-picking, spoiling her dogs and travelling; she never forgot her vacation to Hawaii. She was kind and generous, witty and wise, and above all else, an amazing woman who will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

She is survived by her devoted sons, Loren (Susan) Drake of Cochrane and Michael (Cindy) Drake of the Pincher Creek area; her cherished grandchildren, Christopher (Elaine), Justin (Erin), Jessica (Aaron), Adam (Andrea), Matt, David, Angela, Chris, Amanda, Melissa, Jenna, Garrett, Megan (Jesse), Brian and Ashley (Bryce); her precious great grandchildren, Hunter, Keegan, Kenzie, Shaya, Drake, Kayden, Kaleb and Ryeson; her brother, King (Betty) Emmerson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends, especially Carol Poelt.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd Drake and her sons, Randall and Daren.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00pm in Fantin’s Funeral Chapel (13461 – 20 Ave., Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Pallbearers were: Chris Drake, Justin Drake, Adam Drake, Brian Drake, Garet Drake and Shayne Emmerson.

Interment followed at the family section of the New Blairmore Union Cemetery.

Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

(403) 562-8555


Georgia Lou Green Fooks, beloved wife of the late Norman Henry Fooks, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Friends may meet the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Chapel, 703 13th Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, June 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge on Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

For the LIVESTREAMING link, visit our website at http://www.generationsfh.ca., simply click on the online obituary for Georgia Fooks, then click on the link provided at the bottom.

To send condolences please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


Glowa, Marguerite Lela, beloved wife of the late Frederick Glowa of Carmangay, passed away in Calgary June 18, 2020 at the age of 95 years.

A private family grave side service will be held at the Carmangay Cemetery.

The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at South Health Campus.

Tributes in Marguerite’s memory can be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 100,119-14St NW, Calgary T2N 2H1

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

Robert “Bob” Hamilton

1937 – 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” James Hamilton announces his passing on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 83 years.

Bob was born, raised and lived in Lethbridge most of his life. After his service in the Canadian Army, he worked in the building supply business. His last employment was at Taber Home and Farm Center where he worked for 20 years. Bob was dedicated to his community. As an avid sports fan he volunteered to coach hockey, baseball, softball and was a long time member of the Hockey Hounds Organization.

Bob is survived by his son Kevin (Shawn) Hamilton; daughter Tracy (Hermann) Nell; grandchildren Dexter (Erin), Dalyce, Talita (Matthew), Esmé (Scott), Thandi; great-grandchildren Drew and Randi; brothers and sisters Don (Faye), Pat (Carol), Nan (Dave), Greg, Brent, Lori (Kelly) and Jerry (Liz); brother-in-law Gary (Gladys) Blackwell; sister-in-law Carol Blackwell and many nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, eagerness to help all who needed it, his kind and gentle spirit and his dedication to his family.

Besides his loving wife Deanna, Bob was predeceased by his brother Bill Hamilton.

We would like to thank the staff at Park Meadows Village, cottage 3 for the excellent care they provided for Bob.

Memorial donations in Bob’s memory may be made the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0E3.

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

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


Feb 25 1959 – June 17, 2020

It’s with heavy hearts we must announce the passing of Brenda our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Brenda grew up on the family farm West of Barons, firstborn child to Glen and Marlene Hobbs. She spoke often of her horse, King. Brenda spent her whole life in the Barons area where she raised her family with her husband of almost 40 years, Peter. Brenda had a passion for hair-dressing and was the go-to stylist for many of her friends and family. She worked for many years as a health-care aid where she lovingly took care of the elderly, a job that brought her much joy and fulfilment. Brenda was the proudest Grandma you ever met, she loved her grand-babies so much. When she was missing them she would say she could not wait to get a “fix” of them. Brenda had a laugh that everyone knew and loved. It could often be heard from the Barons curling rink windows, as curling was a favorite pastime. She had her own move called the “Heppell Special”. Brenda always had open arms and loved you no matter who you were or where you came from. She was always there to help when someone was in need. She was passionate in all of the things she did and stood firmly behind her beliefs. Brenda brought joy to so many peoples lives and will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She will never be forgotten.

Brenda was pre-deceased by her father Glen, her sister Patricia, her grandparents Emile and Florence and Rex and Gladys.

She is survived by her loving husband Peter, her mother Marlene, her daughters Renee (Steve), Charidy (Zane) and Donna (Logan), her grandchildren Tristan, Stevie, Declan, Cooper, Kade, Aria and Callum, her brother Donald (Petrina), as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank. 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com



JOHN GEORGE KLASSEN of Coaldale, passed away suddenly at his home, on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 93.

John lived in the Coaldale and Broxburn areas for most of his life, where he farmed together with his wife Mary (Braun).

John is survived by his three daughters and their families, as well as a brother and four sisters.

The family extends their thanks and appreciation to extended family, friends, neighbours and home help for the assistance and support they have provided over the years.

Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Graveside Service will be held at the COALDALE CEMETERY on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. More information is available on Cornerstone’s website.

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Colin Robert MacNeil

May 12, 1936 – Cape Breton, NS

June 19, 2020 – Lethbridge, AB

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colin MacNeil. Colin passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19 with his family by his side. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Eileen, of 56 years. He also leaves to mourn his 5 children: Donnie (Jody), Randy (Gina), Heather (Gary), Simone (Kelvin) and Cory. Papa Collie will always be remembered by his treasured grandsons: Jessy, Justin, Brett, and Scott. He is survived by his sisters Marge (Mike), and Dianne (Camille) as well as sisters-in-law Sandra MacNeil, Jean Nelson, Margaret Gentes, Gladys Stonehouse and brother-in-law Reuben King, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Michael Dan and Helen MacNeil, as well as his brothers Murdock and John Malcolm “Uncle Donnie” and his sister Catherine “Tootsie”, her husband Rodney and their son, sisters-in-law Iola and Irene, brothers-in-law Paul, Bud, and Douglas.

All his many buddies from Kawneer and Rhino Security had a special place in Colin’s heart. Colin had a heart of gold and always made everybody around him laugh with his great sense of humor. His favorite pastimes were gardening, spoiling his dog “Squeakers”, playing cards with his family and friends, and socializing with his many friends at the bingo hall.

As per Colin’s wishes, there will be no service, but his ashes will be laid to rest by his family at Mountain View Cemetery.

We would like to send a “special thank-you” to the wonderful Staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


WILLIAM TADAO NAGAI passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Bill was born in Sea Island, BC on November 6, 1923. The eldest son of a fisherman, Bill spent his childhood growing up on the West Coast. When WWII broke out, he and his family were relocated to the Cranford area of southern Alberta. He began work on a farm until his family eventually became established enough to purchase their own land.

Bill met his wife, Setsuko, in the late-1950s and they were married on March 1, 1959. Their marriage thrived for 61 years. The couple worked on the farm until Bill retired in the early-1990s, after which they moved into the Lethbridge area.

He is survived by his wife, Setsuko Nagai; brother, Kelly (Ruth) Nagai; sisters, Kay (Bill) Toyota and Aiko Nagai; and sister-in-law, Rie Nagai.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joe & Chiyo Nagai; brothers, Jack Nagai and Robert Nagai; and sister, Mary Nagai.

The family would like to thank Lethbridge Home Care and Legacy Lodge for all they have done for him, and special thanks to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A private family service was held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

“Wisdom grows in quiet places.” —Austin O’Malley

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Dr. Michael Pratt

1937 – 2020

The family of Dr. Michael Pratt sadly announce the passing of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather on June 17, 2020, at the age of 82 years.

Michael was born in Foochow, China to missionary parents, James and Kathleen Pratt. As a toddler, he fled China with his mother during the Chinese / Japanese war back to England where he grew up with his two younger brothers, David and Tim.

He attended the University of Manchester Medical School where he met his future spouse, Edna, also a physician. They were married for 60 years.

After working in the UK for five years, they emigrated to Rivers, Manitoba in 1967 before moving to Lethbridge in 1969 where they raised their three children: Rob, Andrew, and Catherine.

Michael worked at the Campbell Clinic as a GP Anesthetist and GP before moving to the Bigelow Fowler Clinic.

He was an award-winning gardener and served on the executive of the Lethbridge Horticultural Society. He was also passionate about building and flying model airplanes with the Windy West Society. Travelling was another joy for him, and he visited many exciting locations. He also participated in many local fun runs and loved spending time with his two grandchildren: Christopher and Laura.

Michael will be privately remembered by friends and family.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

Bert Schwartzkopf

1941 – 2020

Mr. Bert Schwartzkopf of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Vera Schwartzkopf, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Theron G. Sommerfeldt of Lethbrige, beloved husband of the late Delores Sommerfeldt passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send condolences please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


JACK STOCKTON, beloved husband of Anita Stockton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, in Lethbridge Alberta on June 19, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Anita Stockton, children; Michael Stockton, Janita (David) Palmer, Mark (Shannon deceased) Stockton, Dierdra (Doug) Popson, Tanya (Herb) Wurzer, grandchildren; Janalee (Joely & Bradley), Samantha Gibson (JC), Brock, Liam & Wyatt, Karissa (Tim), Kaylie (Dalton), Kara (Blair), Hunter, Tyler (Nadine), Shelby (Austin), Payton, sister; Ardelle Stockton, and numerous nieces and nephews He is predeceased by his sister Gail, his brother Gary and his parents Ella & George.

“Happy Jack” liked to have fun and he enjoyed people & never hesitated to lend a hand, tool or duct tape to anyone in need. He always had a great story to tell with or without your ear. He loved his family and was the “BEST” papa ever. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will be sorely missed.

A Graveside Service was held at the Stirling Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday June 23, 2020. The Service is available to view online at http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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