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FRIDAY, September 25, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 25, 2020.

1938 – Charles Herbst – 2020

Charles Patrick Herbst passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, with his wife Lyla by his side. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Lyla; a daughter, Patricia Haraga (Ken); and a son, Tim Herbst (Vicki). Charles was blessed with five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Herbst (Charlotte) and sisters-in-law, Janet Herbst and Melody Herbst. A Celebration of Charles’s life will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 11:00 am. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


DOROTHY MAE DAY RIDER “Pooka’koyinimaahkii” (Little Pipe Woman), beloved wife of Leonard Day Rider, passed away suddenly on her birthday at the Cardston Health Centre, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

A Funeral Service will be held in FARM 4 at Leonard Day Rider’s Residence on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:00 Noon with Maurice Little Wolf officiating.

Following the Service, Dorothy will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Trientje (Tina) Doeve

1930 – 2020

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, Bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103: 1&2

Trientje Doeve, beloved Mother and Oma, passed away September 22, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Trientje was born in Klazienaveen Drenthe, Holland on February 13, 1930. She was the second of six children.

Trientje married Willem Doeve on October 20, 1953. In March of 1954 they immigrated to Canada, arriving in Matsqui, BC. In 1960 they bought a farm in Agassiz, BC where they raised their six children. In 1981 they moved to Coaldale, AB.

Trientje enjoyed her long life with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Trientje is survived by her children Grace (Les) Apps, Henry (Carolyn) Doeve, Janet Doeve, Marian (Bill) Vandebeek and Geoff (Karla) Doeve along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother and sister in Holland.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband Willem and son John.

We thank the Lord for her long life.

A Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Monday, September 28, 2020 at COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, HIGHWAY 3 W, Coaldale, Alberta.

A Private by invite only funeral service for family and close friends will be held at 10:00 am, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, HIGHWAY 3 W, Coaldale, Alberta, For those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please visit, with Reverend John van Eyk officiating, Interment to follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

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Evelyn Mae Harries

August 11, 1949

– September 19, 2020

Evelyn Harries of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Thomas Harries passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020 with her family at her side at the Fairmont Extendicare at the age of 71 years.

Evelyn is survived by her sister Linda Whitney; brother Melvin (Marlene) Ulrich; 3 daughters Beverly, Barbara and Sheryl (Tony); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Evelyn’s family will be hosting a Memorial Service at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 205 Fairmont Blvd S, Lethbridge, AB. A mandatory face-covering and masking bylaw is now in effect in all public areas within the city of Lethbridge and due to COVID-19 the number of attendees will be limited to 100 people. For those that wish to view the service, a live stream link will be available on under Evelyn Harries obituary notice or on Facebook by visiting https://face memorial/260984045045195/?ti=icl. For those who wish to attend the service in person please RSVP by commenting on the Event Facebook Page.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you the staff and nurses of Fairmont Extendicare and the team with Lethbridge Homecare.


It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to GRACE LLOYD, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Grace passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 following her brave battle with cancer at the age of 77 years.

She now joins her husband, Ralph Lloyd and her daughter, Karen McNeely in the afterlife. She will lovingly be remembered by her daughters; Colleen (Marty) Vredegoor and Patsy (Lucky) Van Ryn, grandchildren; Mandie (Shane) Vredegoor, Jordan (Caley) Reid & Melissa (Taylor) Bilodeau, great-granddaughters; Hadley & Brynlee Bilodeau, future grandson; Deklen Bilodeau, sisters; Sandra Fisher, Cecelia (Gary) Harmon & Cheryll (Myles) Ockerman and close friends; Joan Townsend & Stella Lewis.

Grace was predeceased by her parents Grace & Frank Rodinyak and her brother-in-law, David Lloyd, as well as her mother & father-in-law Floyd & Marion Lloyd.

Grace was an avid lover of Elvis Presley, a fiercely competitive bingo participant, a computer whiz you could always rely on for tech-support and a skilled Nintendo player. She enjoyed camping, card games and word puzzles. Her favorite hobby was assembling photo albums to commemorate important moments in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving matriarch who, no matter how old her grandchildren became, would gift them with oversized Christmas socks the length of their legs; a metaphor for the depth of her love. While she may not have had much, what she did have, she shared. She will be greatly missed and always remain in our hearts.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2828 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Travis Zentner officiating. Interment entrusted to Cornerstone. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed by Live-Stream under Grace’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre; 960 19th St S, Lethbridge AB T1J-1W5.

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Dec 22, 1972 – Aug 11, 2020

Matthew passed away suddenly in Germany. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his mom, Carolyn Love- Leslie, and his brother and sister-in-law, Taylor and Rebecca Love. He was predeceased by his father, Harold Love (1980).

Matthew spent the last 25+ years living Germany, with the past 13 years spent in Trier, Germany. In addition to his friends and family in Canada, Matthew will be deeply missed by his dear friends at home in Trier (his German family):

• Akne & Ingo • Vero & Raimund

• Alex & Enrico • Olga & Malte

• Sabine & Roland • Alex & Wolli

• Maria & Jurgen • Viola & Hotti

• Monika & Jupp • Elvira

• Thomas

In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.



It is with overwhelming sadness that I, Ronald Oler, announce the passing of Mom, Sylvia Yvonne Oler of Lethbridge, who passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital with me by her side on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Sylvia is survived by her son, Ronald Oler, brother, Butch (Tracie) Baceda, granddaughter, Marisa Shigehiro and grandson, Scott Duncan.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Buddy Oler, sons, Robert and Richard Oler, and daughter, Bev Shigehiro.

Sylvia was born in Barnwell and attended school there throughout her childhood. She then went to work at the Galt Hospital, where she worked for many years. Upon marrying her husband, Ronald, they moved to various air bases as he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They eventually moved to Lethbridge to retire. Sylvia then joined the Canadian Tire family to work for the later years of her life. She also worked for Southland Nursing Home—a place she loved working at because of the staff and clients.

Sylvia loved her family very much and would do anything for them. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

At Sylvia’s request, no formal service will be held. Cremation was entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In memory of Sylvia, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Goodbye mother, I love you!

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DONNA THOMPSON, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Thompson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Donna is survived by her loving children, Shannon (Randy) Miller of Taber, Joanne (Rod) Bakker of Fort McMurray, Karen Thompson of Lethbridge, Andrea Thompson of Lethbridge, and Will (Carrie) Thompson of Lethbridge, as well as 12 grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Miller, Blair Miller (Serena Pateliotes), Shane Miller, Ashley Miller, Cory Sivell (Alexa Bustamante), Riley Green, Taylor Thompson, Jeremy Thompson (Jen Shirley), Devon Thompson (Yvonne Leineke), and Breeanna Thompson, Madison Thompson and Owen Thompson, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one brother, Nelson (Pauline) Leclair; four sisters, Gladys (Leon) Levesque, Shirley Fournier, Muriel (Felix) Reboly, and Betty Leclair Monette; special cousin, Nola Adams, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her parents, Alex & Rosie, and 15 brothers and sisters.

Donna was a loving mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. She will be remembered for her soft spoken and elegant demeanor. Her excellent cooking, baking, and love of music and dancing, created many memories for her family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

A Graveside Service will be held at the VAUXHALL CEMETERY on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or Attendance will be limited to 200 guests.

A Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

In memory of Donna, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation ( or Alzheimer Society (

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Mar. 15, 1934 – Sept. 19, 2020

MARIAN LORRAINE TOLLEY, of Lethbridge, passed away at Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

She has left us to join her son Mike and will forever be remembered by her daughter Kim.

A Celebration of Marian’s Life for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Gone from our sight

But never our memories

Gone from our touch

But never our hearts

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Marian, donations may be made to in support of the creation of food hampers for the local community.

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Anthony “Tony” Wojtowicz

1928 – 2020

Tony Wojtowicz of Lethbridge, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 92.

Tony was born on May 31, 1928 to Maria & Walter Wojtowicz at their family Homestead in Manitoba. He was one of 9 boys and 1 sister. The family moved to Diamond City, Alberta and then eventually to Lethbridge. Tony & Tina were married in Lethbridge on November 30, 1950. They had a family of 2 sons and 2 daughters. They moved to Calgary and then to High River where he worked for 32 years at the High River Hospital as a Maintenance Supervisor. During this time he was trained as an EMT and served as Head of Ambulance services for the town of High River and District for a number of years. When Tina’s health was failing they made the move back to Lethbridge to be closer to family. Tony loved to learn new things and had a vast knowledge of numerous topics. He appreciated listening to good music and played many many instruments. He liked to tinker and fix things and was a master in his garden. He loved to tell family history stories to anyone that was interested, especially the grandchildren, they will miss this the most grampa!

Tony is survived by sons Gary (Judy), and Dale (Carol) and daughters Rita (Vern) Pugh and Sande Wojtowicz-Falk; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by one sister Helen (George) Dolbak; one brother John (Charlotte) and one sister-in-law Martha Wojtowicz.

Besides his loving wife Tina, he was predeceased by his parents Walter & Maria Wojtowicz and 7 brothers Joe (Evelyn), Stanley (Dorthy), Gene (Connie), Adam, Edward, Frank and Carl (Colleen).

A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family invites to you watch the service via livestream at the Martin Brothers Website.

Interment will follow in Mountain View cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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