January 22nd, 2021

FRIDAY, September 11, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 11, 2020.

William “Bill” Coblenz

It is with great sadness that we, the family of Bill Coblenz, announce his passing on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Bill will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Rose; granddaughter, Willi Jo (Dave); Rose’s children, Sheryl (Kevin), Ray (Jenn); grandchildren, Milo (Natasha), and Alexandra.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, he will be remembered privately by his family and friends.

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1990 ~ 2020

Mr. Jordan Cox of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the age of 30 years.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE, Jordan’s Celebration of Life will now be held at 3:00PM, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at #3, 5229 – 3 Street, Coalhurst, Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Gabriel Blaine Gros Ventre Boy passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 in Lethbridge at the age of 28 years.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, September 14th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Residence of Grant & Melissa Crying Head, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p. m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Residence of Grant & Melissa Crying Head on Tuesday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


TYLER DAVID HAMILTON, beloved husband to Shelley and cherished father to Alyssa, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the age of 47 years.

Besides his loving wife Shelley and cherished daughter Alyssa, Tyler is survived by his parents Pat and Carol Hamilton of Lethbridge, grandma Lorna Vandervaulk of Lethbridge and sisters Shannon (Darren) Gotzitza of Vulcan and Carmen (Trevor) McNamara of Lethbridge. Tyler is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandparents Gordon and Eveline Hamilton, grandfather Vernon Burrows and father-in-law Greg Metzger.

When he was young, Tyler was very active in hockey, soccer, skateboarding and BMX. As he grew older, he became interested in fitness and compt bodybuilding. In July of 1998, he married Shelley Metzger of Wrentham and had daughter Alyssa Rae in November of the same year. Alyssa was his joy and love of his life. He enjoyed working on cars with his dad and fishing with his daughter. Tyler loved to travel with his wife, spend time and care for his animals and spending time with kids! He loved his family and was always worried about his family. Tyler will be remembered and missed by all those who loved him.

Tyler’s life and legacy will be remembered in private by the family.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Tyler, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation (kidney.ca/donate) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca/donate)

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Legge, Margery (nee Bootland)

Passed away peacefully with family close by in Victoria BC on Thursday August 27, 2020 at the age of 96 years. Margery was born July 17 1924 in West Hartlepool, Durham, England. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Ernest Legge in 1983.

Lovingly remembered by daughter Diane (Cam), son Phill (Barbara), and daughter Pamela (Jim), grandchildren Stacey (Ted), Travis (Patricia), Morgan, Dionne (Andrew), Dawson (Becky), Jeffrey, Wayne (Dara), Amanda (Lewis) step grandchildren Carri, Kris, Shaun (Amber) great grandchildren Kasidy, Eryn, Sara, Alea, Myla, Joshua, Tyler, Georgia, Violet, Samuel, Isabella, Oliver and Isla, step great grandchildren Briella and Greysen.

Mom met Dad in England during World War II and came to Canada as a war bride in 1945. They lived in Lethbridge raising our family until dad passed away in 1983. Thereafter she lived in Red Deer AB, White Rock BC and then on to Victoria BC staying ever so close to her family.

Mom loved travelling, the casino, cards, bingo, and a good feed of mussels or fish and chips.

But most of all, she loved her family and family dinners. Mom will always be remembered by family and friends for her cheerful sunny friendly demeanor and love of life. She was the anchor of our family. We love you Mom.

Following cremation Margery will be reunited with Stanley in Mountain View Cemetery Lethbridge Alberta.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Dr. Victoria BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to immediate family. All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking a link on Mrs. Legge’s obituary page at mccallgardens.com. Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

Condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.mccallgardens.com


ROBERT DEWAYNE “WAYNE” LEVENNE beloved husband of Norma Levenne, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Joseph Mantello

1935 – 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Joseph Mantello, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Joseph passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.

Joseph was born on October 9, 1935, in Grimaldi, Italy. At the age of 16, and with no other family members, he left his beloved country and came to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

From there, his journey across Canada began eventually being reunited with his father in Michel /Natal, BC. He took on various jobs over the next few years that included working in forestry, mining, and the railway. It was not until he moved to the West Coast to study welding that he discovered his true passion and calling. With a newly acquired education and skill set, he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where his career began. Originally employed with Horton Steel in the 60’s, Dad’s knowledge and talent really shone during this period. A majority of the work was for the oil and gas refineries, where anything less than perfect was unacceptable. It was in 1972 when he started working with the City of Lethbridge and stayed there until his retirement. He was very meticulous and detail oriented in all faucets of his life. He took great pride in his work and that pride transferred in particular to his love of gardening.

On April 23, 1960, Dad married the love of his life Teresa Donato. Together they went on to raise four children.

Dad was very musically inclined; back in Italy he learned to play the French horn. He could be heard playing throughout the hills of his home town. His instrument of choice in Canada was the trumpet. He spent many years playing alongside his friends John Mazzuca, Armando Lavorato, and Aldo Vercillo, in a band they called The Southerners.

Joseph always planted a garden, and he was rewarded for his effort with an abundant harvest every fall. His retirement years also gave him the time to explore wine making, and he found great joy in reading. However, everything came to a standstill when either Inter Milan or the Italian National Soccer team was playing.

Joseph was a board member when the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre was constructed. He graciously gave of his time and labour during the construction of the building. He was honoured when the Centre recognized him as a lifetime member.

Joseph’s pride and joy were his grandchildren, whether it was time spent with them at his home enjoying an afternoon treat or cheering them on at the sports fields or dance recitals. He always had time for his grandkids. For those who had the pleasure of visiting Joseph at home, his greetings at the door were always welcoming and warm and he graciously offered his customary hospitality. He always had an infectious smile and loved sharing an afternoon espresso or cappuccino with anyone who stopped by for a visit.

Besides his loving wife Teresa of 60 years, Joseph is survived by his four children – Emilio (Barb) Mantello and their sons Matthew (Brooke) and Gabriel (Kayla). Giulia (Dave) Boras and their daughters Nicole (Justin) and Rachel (Brett) deBoer. Pierina (Gary) Saler and their daughters Jasmine (Wyatt) and Lyndee (Andre). Johny (Kris) Mantello and their children Brooklyn, Jeter, Tori and Addison.

Joseph is also survived by his sister Teresa Vercillo, brother Silvio (Maria) Mantello, brother-in-law Frank (Leona) Donato, and sister-in-law Flora Donato, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents Frank and Giulia Mantello, mother-in-law Maria Donato, and brother-in-law Aldo Vercillo.

A private Visitation service will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m on Monday, September 14, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private Vigil Rites service will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 14, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 15, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Kevin Tumback, officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

A mandatory face-covering and masking bylaw is now in effect in all public areas within the city of Lethbridge.

Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel ask that you please wear a mask at all indoor funerals.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=on&s_srx=cancer.ca-navbar-en

We would like to thank the team of Doctors at the Calgary Foothills hospital, Dr. Amatto and Ed at Norbridge Pharmacy and his staff, all of whom provided compassionate care.

Visit https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Joseph-Mantello to watch the livestreamed service. Please note: the link to watch will appear between 1:00 pm and 1:15pm.

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Rita McEwen

1941 – 2020

Rita Denise McEwen passed quietly on Sunday August 30, 2020 at age 78, in Lethbridge, Alberta where she was a long-term resident and a cherished member of the community. Rita was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on September 3rd, 1941. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Roy Masson in 1972. She married Fredrick Nash McEwen in 1975, and he predeceased her in 2007.

Rita is survived by her brother Louis Damphousse, and her children Richard Masson (Cathy), Marilyn Meyer (Marlin) and Heather Masson. Rita and Fred welcomed many children into their home over several decades, and both of her daughters continue to do the same. All of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren benefited from her love and guidance and will greatly miss her.

Rita worked for many years, including at the Lethbridge Herald, Alberta Sugar Beet Growers’ Association and Alberta Mental Heath. She was also active in many organizations, including the Alberta Foster Parent’s Association, Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre and the Pioneer Pemican Club, where she was instrumental in publishing its history book. Rita loved dancing, camping, golfing and crafts such as paper tole, painting, and sewing. After retiring and Fred’s passing, she traveled extensively including to Europe, the Caribbean, China, and Hawaii. Rita’s greatest love was her family and she cherished family get togethers that filled the house with happiness and unconditional love.

A private Funeral Service (by invitation only) will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at Martin Brothers. It will be live streamed at https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Rita-McEwen. Please phone or text Marilyn Meyer at 403-315-2327 if you would like to attend in person.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Rita’s memory can be made to the Alberta Foster and Kinship Association/Brownell Children’s Retreat #303, 9488 51st Ave, NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6.

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MARIE HENRIETTE “MARIETTE” MOROZ passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 86, knowing she was loved.

Mariette was predeceased by her loving husband Marian “Mario” and is survived by her three sons: Randy (Sue) Moroz of Lethbridge, Terry (Darlene) Moroz of Calgary and Jeff (Chris) Moroz of Lethbridge; her grandchildren: Mitchell (Mary) Moroz, Amanda (Kelly) Siemens, Spencer (Lana) Moroz, Joshua Moroz and Maggie (Greg) Hemsing and her great-grandchildren Nikolai and Vanessa Moroz, Evan and Victoria Siemens and Haylee and Jamie Moroz. She is also survived by her sisters Joan Rowell and Liz (George) Sim and brothers Leonard “Daan” Prins, Bud (Isabelle) Lemmens, Alex (Suzanne) Lemmens and Derek (Laura) Lemmens and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mariette was born in Pengalengan, Indonesia on November 4, 1933. As a teenager, Mariette and her family were placed in an internment camp during the Second World War for three years. After the war, the family was repatriated to Holland for a short time then immigrated to Canada in 1952 where they resided in Montreal for one year. The family then decided to head west to Lethbridge and worked sugar beets before Mariette took a job in the kitchen at the Galt Hospital.

Mariette met Mario in Lethbridge where they were married in 1953 and raised their three sons. In 1964, Mariette began driving school bus for Enerson Motor’s throughout the County of Lethbridge. In 1972, she began driving school bus in the City of Lethbridge and in October 1974, she became the first woman city transit bus driver west of Manitoba to British Columbia. Mariette retired from the transit in 1997 but continued to drive bus for the Lethbridge Seniors Centre well into her 70’s.

Mariette loved having family dinners, driving her motorcycle (later adding a sidecar for the grandkids), playing cards and games with her friends and sneaking out to the casino. Mariette always believed in living life to the fullest and her sons and grandchildren all got to experience things that many others didn’t but made sure if friends were around they were always more than welcome to join them.

Anyone that met her would never forget her; she had a spark for life that never dwindled.

Mariette gave us all a sense of family, humility and to always help out those that may need help no matter who they are. She will be missed but she always said, even as her health failed “she lived a good, full life”.

Special thanks to the staff at Black Rock Terrace and St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit.

A Celebration of Mariette’s Life will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service may be viewed by live-stream under Mariette’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mariette’s memory to the Alzheimer Society at https://alzheimer.ca/en/ab

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Edward “Ted” Sharp

1943 – 2020

Mr. Edward “Ted” Sharp of Lethbridge, passed away at Good Samaritan West Highland Centre, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Zsolt Varga

1973 – 2020

“Come to me….I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Zsolt Varga, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, coworker and friend.

Due to the restrictions in place for COVID-19, a private memorial, by invite only will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. Zsolt’s family ask that you watch his service via livestream.

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