January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 3, 2020.


November 25, 1947

– June 29, 2020

Albert Henry Brassard of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his three children, Trevor (Kim) Brassard, Tammy (Glen) Sawa and Tanya (Jason) Hueppelsheuser; 5 granddaughters, Shaelee, Shelby, Paige, Tylar, and Isabella; brothers Norman (Val) Brassard and Joe Brassard; sister in law Terry Brassard, and their families.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Al’s name to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.

A special thank you is extended to the nurses and physicians of Unit 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital, and of St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit. The exceptional care and compassion for Al and his family will not be forgotten.

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


June 20, 1928 – JUNE 27, 2020

Emi Minemoto of Pincher Creek, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away quietly and gently at the Pincher Creek Hospital after a brief illness.

She is survived by two daughters Cheryl (Gerry) Pollock and Jane (Jim) Duncan; grandchildren Anjie (Jay) Albert, Ryan Pollock, Lynette (Wes) Bruder, Seiji (Shannon) Duncan and Koji (Sarah) Duncan; great-grandchildren Dylan (Saylor), Justin (Sarah) and Devin Albert, Eryka and Anna Bruder, Grayson, Logan, Nicholas and Kaia Duncan and great-great grandchild Myra Sue Albert.

Emi is also survived by her siblings Takeichi (Jack) Tsujita, Masaru (Jim) Tsujita and Atsuko (Judy) Fukushima.

Besides her loving husband Nobuo “Nobby” Minemoto, Emi is predeceased by her parents Takeni and Hide Tsujita and her siblings Ayako Wakimoto, Etsuko (Sue) Kitagawa, Kazuko Tsujita and Mickey Tsujita.

A private family service will be held in Pincher Creek, with Reverend Judith Walker officiating.

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

Jordie-Lynn Kristen No Chief

Jordie-Lynn Kristen No Chief passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on June 29, 2020. Jordie-Lynn was 33 years old. A Prayer Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Snodgrass Funeral Home in Pincher Creek, with Fr. Roy Jayamaha as Celebrant. Following the Prayer Service, a one-day wake shall take place at George Big Weasel’s residence in Brocket. Family shall proceed at 12:30 pm on Monday, July 6th to Jordan No Chief’s Property on Piikani Nation for a short visitation at 1:00 pm followed by a Traditional Service at 2:00pm. Interment at the No Chief family gravesite and feast shall immediately follow.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the No Chief family with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

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.

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


(1923 – 2020)

Theron Gale Sommerfeldt passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020, at the age of 97, concluding a full and rewarding life, whose central focus was his family. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his five loving children, Don (Susan), Drew (Valerie), Craig (Sharon), Scott (Lisa) and Tana (Jerry Buss), his foster daughter, Diana Baptiste, his 19 grandchildren, his 46 great-grandchildren, his sisters Venice Harris, Elna Hall and Joy Chatterton, his sisters-in-law Kae Jolley, Dorothy Francis, Carol Francis and Joan Francis, his brothers-in-law Bob Patey and Jack Francis, and many other extended-family members.

Born on May 27, 1923 in Cardston, Alberta, Theron was the fifth child of William and Ella Sommerfeldt, with whom he is now reunited. He has also rejoined his sisters Vergie, Zelda and Karma, his brothers Rae and Karl, and his daughter-in-law Marci.

Having been raised in Glenwood, Whisky Gap, Taylorville, Caldwell and Cardston, Alberta, and having spent many summers herding cattle, cutting wood, and fishing near Glenwood or Beaver Mines and selling vegetables in Waterton, Theron loved being outdoors, particularly in the foothills and mountains. His true enjoyment of camping, fishing and hunting began as a young father, as he took his children and grandchildren on numerous camping and fishing trips.

Horses were a large part of Theron’s life. In his youth, his family depended on horses for transportation, work and pleasure. As an adult, as circumstances permitted, Theron generally owned at least one, and often several, horses, which he kept on his own land or rented pastures. He was happy in the saddle, particularly on the many trail rides that he took with family and friends in the foothills and mountains.

Having thoroughly enjoyed scouting as a youth, his commitment to scouting continued into adulthood. For many years, he served in Scouts Canada, providing leader training and holding several administrative positions.

After serving as an RCAF instrument mechanic in England during World War II, Theron took advantage of the Veterans Bill to obtain a university education. He earned a BSc in soil science at the University of Alberta in 1950, and an MSc in soil physics and a PhD in soil physical chemistry at Utah State University in 1952 and 1961 respectively. During his career as an agronomist, he worked at universities and agricultural research stations in Logan, Utah; Fargo, North Dakota; Aberdeen, Idaho; and Lethbridge. He was a respected researcher, who published numerous scientific papers. He worked on several international assignments, most notably in Egypt, where Delores accompanied him.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Theron served in a variety of callings over the years. Highlights of his church service were the 18-month mission that he and Delores fulfilled in Austria in 1990-92, and their service for many years as ordinance workers in the Cardston Alberta Temple.

Friends are invited to meet with the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Friday, July 3, 2020, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Family members are invited to meet at the Lethbridge Stake Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2410 – 28 Street South, on Saturday, July 4, 2020, for a viewing between 10:00 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. and a family funeral service commencing at 11:00 a.m.

The interment will follow at the Archmount Cemetery, 2710 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge. COVID-19 limitations apply. For the LIVESTREAMING link, visit http://www.generationsfh.ca., click on the online obituary for Theron Sommerfeldt, then click on the further link provided.

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


LEONARD ARTHUR SNYDER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

At Leonard’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Leonard will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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