October 20th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 8, 2020.

BIG HEAD

PJ, PETER JUNIOR BIG HEAD (Po ‘taina), passed away in Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the age of 40 years.

A candle light vigil will be held on Wednesday, July 8th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in Standoff, AB. A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, July 9th, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. A Viewing will be held on Friday, July 10th from 9:30 – 11:00 with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am.

To WATCH the Service online or send condolences, please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Phyllis Dedekam

1927 – 2020

Mrs. Phyllis Dedekam of Lethbridge, formerly of Taber, beloved wife of the late Mr. Hans Dedekam, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


KAIN

RANDAL ANTHONY KAIN of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the age of 58 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Erna Letkeman

1939 – 2020

Erna Letkeman ‘went home’ on Thursday, July 2, 2020. She exudes grace and tenderness with her warm, positive and loving nature being a constant source of inspiration and light for many.  She dearly loved her family, friends, singing, worshiping and sharing moments with all she encountered. She was witty, chatty and had a genuine interest in others. 
Erna joins her husband Larry Letkeman in heaven, and will be dearly missed by son Greg Letkeman, daughters Jocelyn Fortier, and Sherri and Byron Koskewich, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  
Her family would like to thank Canadian Blood Services and the many care givers and health care providers.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, July 10, 2020, at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2710 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Due to the restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited to 100 attendees. Including family and Funeral Home Staff.

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


Irene Loder

1945 – 2020

Mrs. Irene Loder of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harold Loder, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the age of 75 years.

Irene had a zest for life and loved gardening and bingo. She married George, and together they had 2 sons, Glen and Jack. Later in life, Irene married Harold Loder.

Irene is survived by her sisters, Verna and Laura.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at Raymond Temple Hill.

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Dorothy “Phyllis” Manning

1930 – 2020

Mrs. Phyllis Manning of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Neil Manning, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Rosina Marie Mucciarone

1937 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rosina Marie Mucciarone (nee D’Agnone) of Lethbridge, AB. With her family by her side, she passed peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 83 years of age.

Mom was born on March 30, 1937, in Civitanova Del Sanio, Provincia Compobassa, Italy. On April 14, 1948, at the age of 11, Mom immigrated with her parents, Giovanni and Filomena, and seven siblings to Canada. Upon arriving in Lethbridge, Mom’s family was met by her grandparents, Nicola and Maria, and resided with Nick Virginillo’s family for a brief time before moving to Readymade. After several months, Mom moved to the homestead in Judson with her family where she remained until she was married. Mom attended school in Wrentham with her favorite classes being Home Economics and Physical Education. She thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball and participating in track and field.

At the tender age of 15, Mom met the love of her life for the first time when Dad (Nick), an Italian immigrant new to Canada, visited the Giachetta farm. As the years went by, Dad continued to watch Mom grow with a twinkle in his eye, and when the time was right, he proposed. Wedding bells rang on October 25, 1958, at St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. Mom and Dad celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 25, 2019, before Dad’s passing, a true testimony of their dedication to one another and their family.

Though Mom’s talents were many, her nearly 18 years of service with Ducan Industries Ltd. showcased her skill as a seamstress. She loved working with fabric and creating beautiful drapes. However, Mom’s greatest passion was her family and friends. No one knew the value of self-sacrifice like Mom. For the entirety of her life, she worked tirelessly to provide her family and friends with the best of everything. Whether preparing an Italian or Canadian feast, a batch of bread and buns, or a picnic lunch for a trip to Waterton, Mom poured love into her food. Her kitchen was her sanctuary, the place she felt most proud, because she knew her meals would bring her family together. Around Mom and Dad’s table, some of the greatest memories were made sharing stories and laughs, playing cards, or reminiscing about Disneyland, Las Vegas, and Hawaii, three of Mom’s favourite family trips. Closer to home, Mom would travel to all of her grandchildren’s music recitals or sporting events, beaming with pride next to Dad. Mom’s newest joy was the seeing and holding her two great grandchildren born this past year.

A great model of hospitality and generosity, anyone arriving at her door was greeted with a bright smile, offered a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, along with a homemade treat. Even a quick visit would often end with, “What can I give you?”. God gifted Mom with hands of service whether in the form of a meal or a prayerful embrace. Each and every day, she would read the bible and pray earnestly for her family and those in need. She was an active member of St. Basil’s Catholic Church community, serving as a Catholic Women’s League member for 20 years. Mom would often say that Jesus was her best friend, and her faith journey role modeled the importance of God in one’s life.

Mom will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but the memories we have of her will last a lifetime. Her infectious smile, peppy spirit, and sincerity of heart gave us all a chance to witness what it meant to enjoy a full life, one walked with the Lord, grateful for His many blessings.

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Nicola (Nick), her parents Giovanni and Filomena D’Agnone, her brothers Dominic, Nick, and Joe D’Agnone, her sister Mary Caruso, nephews Ben D’Agnone and Tom Caruso, and infant grandson, James Snodgrass. She is also predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Giovanni and Assunta Mucciarone, brother-in-laws Antonio Mucciarone, Graziano Altieri, and Joe Caruso, and sister-in-law Yola Mucciarone.

Mom is survived by her son Rino (Luann) Mucciarone of Lethbridge and their children Cassie (Brett) Skauge, Ryan (girlfriend Phoebe) and Mathew; daughter Rita (Howard) Snodgrass of Medicine Hat and their children Jaimie (Iain) Purcell and Joel Snodgrass (girlfriend Kira), and the two newest editions, great grandson, Domenico Purcell and great granddaughter, Everly Skauge.

Mom is also survived by her brothers Luigi (Bev) D’Agnone of Wrentham and Tony (Laurie) D’Agnone of Skiff/Foremost; her sisters Delores (Phillip) Gurr of Diamond City and Amelia (Ken) Rollag of Lethbridge; sister-in-laws Assunta D’Agnone of Coaldale, Pat D’Agnone of Lethbridge, Antionetta Mucciarone and Palmina Altieri of Pennsylvania, Rosetta Mucciarone of Italy; step mother-in law Anna Mucciarone of Italy; brother-in-law Mario Mucciarone of Italy, and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to sincerely thank all the doctors, especially Dr. Lowe, Dr. Wilde, and Dr. Walsh, as well as the ICU and 4B nursing staff for their kindness, compassion, and genuine concern for Mom’s wellbeing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rosina’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID 19, a private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


PICKEN
David passed away at St. Michael’s on July 3, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
This devilishly dashing man was David Lindsay Picken, but I knew him as “Grandpa” He was a proud Scot, (in his books, even God was a Scot), a loving husband, father and an absolutely magical grandfather. He was a revered math teacher, an attentive gardener, a talented painter, a passionate carpenter and a curious learner his entire life. He loved to tell stories of a life well lived; mangoes and a missed sighting of the Taj Mahal in pre-independence India, coming of age during World War ll in Glasgow, his national service in the RAF, and bravely moving his young family to Canada in 1966.
My childhood was filled with Scottish folk music, whittling wood, and going on safari for “exotic (dande)lions”. This cultivated my curiosity that inspired me to achieve a Ph.D. in history. I got his stubbornness and bravery to start anew in unknown lands.
When I as a child and something was broken, we’d ask “Grandpa fix?”, to which he would reply, “Yes pet, Grandpa fix”. I wish he could fix the hole in our hearts, but maybe he already has with his love and memories he gave us.
So raise a dram to Grandpa. And as “the Bard”, Robbie Burns wrote:
An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image best,
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d
Few heads with knowledge inform’d
If there’s another world he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
We’ll see you, when we see you Grandpa, Dad, David: love Audrey (the love of his life), Chris, Udo, Katja, Simone, Barbara, Tibor, and Avril.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Frosyne Poullos

1931 – 2020

Frosyne Poullos, beloved wife of the late Spiro Poullos fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the age of 89, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was a cherished and treasured, loving, and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. May her memory be eternal.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the ASSUMPTION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 907 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Due to the restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited to 100 attendees. Including family and Funeral Home Staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church or to the local food bank can be made in her memory.

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


Shelly Roberts

1956 – 2020

Mrs. Shelly Roberts of Lethbridge passed away at home on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the age of 64 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


ZYWINA

Robert Zywina, beloved husband of Janice Zymina, passed away on July 6, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

Beside his loving wife, Robert is survived by his son Pat (Brittany); grand-daughter Hailie; brothers John (Linda), Jim (Joan); as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Robert is predeceased by his son Tommy.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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

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