January 25th, 2021

FRIDAY, July 31, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 31, 2020.

Sandra “Sandy” Michelle


1964 – 2020

It is with deep sadness that Sandra’s family announces her sudden passing on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the age of 55 years after a short battle with cancer. Sandra is lovingly remembered by her husband, Bill; sons, Chad and Conor; extended family, and friends.

Sandra was born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan to Donald and Marlene Perry in 1964. The family eventually settled in Castlegar, B.C. and it was in Castlegar Bill and Sandra met on a blind date and fell in love. They remained in Castlegar for several years before relocating to Lethbridge, Alberta in 1986, married, started their respective careers and raised a family.

After graduating in 1994 with a diploma in Nursing from Lethbridge Community College, Sandra started a lifelong career at Chinook Regional Hospital. Sandra was an exceptional nurse who was compassionate, empathetic, caring, and never forgot the importance of a smile.

Sandra was extremely kind and soft spoken and always committed to family and friends- even in her last days. Her most significant accomplishments are present in each and every life she touched.

Sandra was predeceased by her mother, Marlene Perry, and brother, Mark Perry.

During this especially challenging time the family wishes to express thanks to the nurses and staff of Unit 4C- Medicine. And a very special thank you to Beverly Nemeth and Karen Peltier who put their personal and professional lives on hold to provide attentive and compassionate care to Sandra on a 24/7 basis the last week of her life.

With the current restrictions in place, a private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time to provide an opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate Sandra’s life.

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


Keaton Price Baker beloved son of Shiloh Baker and James Olsen passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on July 24, 2020 at the age of 22 years. Keaton fought a hard battle for over a month with a severe brain injury.

Keaton was also a loving brother to Jaxon and Tanner. Keaton‘s best buddy was his grandpa, Les Baker (grandma Judi Baker).

Keaton loved adventures. He was always the first to jump in the lake or try the roller coaster. Keaton often spoke of love filled family vacations in BC.

Keaton was gifted with a brilliant mind for math, science, and philosophy. He loved to read and learn and his book collection reflected that.

Keaton’s happy demeanor, curious nature, bright eyes and ever present smile allowed him to create friendships everywhere he went. He was fiercely loyal and had the ability to make others feel special and important.

Keaton, it was a privilege to have you in our lives and we will always love you.

A Private Family Service will be held. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, July 31, 2020 in the Raymond Temple Hill Cemetery at approx. 3:00 p.m.

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


Passed away peacefully with family by her side on Wed., July 22, 2020 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by 4 sons Alex, Ken (Cathy), Bruce (Marg) & Don (Denise) and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Alex, 4 brothers & sisters. No funeral service as her body was donated to the U of C for spinal research. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Stjefan “Steve” Kain

1933 – 2020

Stjefan (Steve) Kain husband of Nada Kain passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24th at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, at the age of 86 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge.

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.

RASMUSSEN, Wendy Marie

1958 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wendy Marie Rasmussen of Lethbridge, Alberta. Wendy passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the age of 61 years, after a short illness.

Wendy is survived by her brother Keith (Sandy) Rasmussen of Lethbridge, her sister Connie Vaessen of Lethbridge, nieces Krystal (Jason) Varoney, and Kelsey Vaessen of Fort McMurray, plus nephews Brandon Rasmussen of Fort McMurray, and Jordon Vaessen and his son Levi of Calgary.

She was predeceased by her parents Catherine and A.L. Rasmussen.

Wendy was born, raised, educated, and worked in Lethbridge her entire life. She truly loved her immediate family, extended family, and all of her friends very much. She enjoyed music and played the flute and drums. You could often find Wendy at local music festivals, playing the drums.

She had a loving relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ, and would quote the words found in John 3:16; “For God so loved the world, He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre where Wendy lived, to the nurses, doctors and specialists at Chinook Regional Hospital, to Dr. Mona Cassis for the care she has given Wendy over the years, and also to Christie and Dan at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.

A private family interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, August 1st, at 11:00 am.

Family would like to thank everyone at this time for their thoughts and prayers.

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


MARY REMPEL, beloved wife of Peter Rempel of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 29, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Along with her husband, Mary is lovingly remembered by her five children: Ria (Ken) Frances, David (Kerry) Rempel, Wilma (Rick) Enns, Irene Rempel and Vivien (Phil) Sharp; 15 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Helen (Walter) Neufeld, Martha and Art Retzlaff, Harriet (Bill) Rempel and Marie and Cliff Hamm as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by her son-in-law Tom, several nieces and nephews and all of her siblings. She was the last survivor of her birth family.

Mary was born September 30, 1931 to her parents Peter and Maria Neufeld. She moved to Rosemary, AB as an infant and lived there until she was 79 years old, at which time she moved to Coaldale. Mary was the last survivor of her birth family.

Mary was a warm, loving woman. She loved to read and had an almost photographic memory of stories. She loved to tell the stories that she had read to her family while working together. Mary had numerous hobbies and loved to garden, knit, crochet, embroider and needlepoint. Much time was given to these hobbies while listening to sermons or books. Her faith was very integral to her being; she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour at the age of 19 and her faith in Jesus Christ shaped her life and her relationships. Mary realized that faith is a journey and not a destination and she enjoyed the journey. She looked forward to going to heaven and desired that each member of her family have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Mary’s prayer list was very long; we joked that the only way she stopped praying for someone was when they died.

Mary was a very capable person. She started working off of the farm at the age of 40 as a cook at Bud’s Restaurant in Bassano, then at Brooks Nursing Home. She later became a bookkeeper, first at Brooks Co-op and then for several other businesses. Mary loved to do income tax for friends and family!!!

With driving becoming more challenging, the move to Coaldale happened in 2011. This was a precious time together with Vivien and her family. December 2012 found Mary and Peter moving into Sunny South Lodge, where they have lived since and where new friendships were made.

These past eight months have been very challenging for Mary. Covid-19 did not kill her but she was a casualty of the lockdown. Mary struggled mentally, physically and emotionally by not being able to see her beloved family.

Our thanks go to the friends and family who kept in touch, even when Mary and Peter moved to Coaldale. A special thank you to Dr. Benke, Dr. Justin Steed, Kristin (HC) and the staff of Sunny South Lodge, who loved Mary and cared for her so lovingly these past months. Thank you to Dr. Sailendra, Dr. Thibadou, the ER staff and the staff of 4C for their care of Mary this past week. Thank you to pastors Gary Burke, Lil Thompson and Jake Unrau for their spiritual quidance over the years.

Since we are not allowed to hug each other, funeral arrangements are postponed indefinitely.

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


Mary Lauretta Wishnevski, beloved wife of the late Dieter (Rusty) Wishnevski, cherished mother and grandmother, passed peacefully on July 28, 2020.

She is survived by her children Valerie (Carey), Laurie, Bradford; sister Eunice, her nieces & nephew and her much loved grandchildren.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Rusty and brother John.

Mary was born in Peel Township, Wellington County, Ontario July 11, 1933. She was born the youngest of three children to Robert and Lauretta Ritch. She worked many jobs in the Kitchener area when she was young before coming west to Alberta in 1960 with Rusty. They were married February 15, 1962 and eventually settled in Lethbridge and bought their forever home in February of 1968.

Mom was a kind and gentle person. She had many talents such as baking, gardening, and in her younger days was a prolific 5 pin bowler. She was a longtime volunteer in the gift shop at the LRH. She was an avid card player and enjoyed her retirement playing with her friends and family.

Family gatherings were not complete without one of her great feasts and many games of cards.

Most of all she was a wonderful mom who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the team at the LRH Heart Function Clinic with a special thanks to Erin, as well as the palliative team at St. Michael’s Health Centre.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family gathering will be held to celebrate the life of our amazing Mother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary AB T2N 1Z6.

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

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