May 19th, 2024

SATURDAY, October 31, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 31, 2020.


STEVEN MICHAEL CAMPBELL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the age of 62 years.

Steven was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 16th, 1957 and grew up in the Lethbridge area. He had various jobs before deciding driving truck was his passion. His driving career ended with VersaCold due to health reasons.

He is survived brother David Campbell and his children Nicole and Riley (Meghan) Campbell; sister Bonnie Morin and her daughter Lisa (Jason) Plausteiner; great-nieces Alyssa and Michel Plauseinter, and Kiarra Charlton.

He was predeceased by his mother Ethel Campbell; stepfather Bert Baker and niece Christine Plausteiner.

At Steven’s request, no formal funeral will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steven’s name to the Kidney Foundation (

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Cecilia Helene Chapman (Forczek)

September 4, 1934 – October 28, 2020

God came for our beloved earth angel, Cec Chapman, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 28, 2020. For 86 years, we were blessed to have our extraordinary wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She taught us the definition of love by living it, and she was an energetic ball of love! She was kind, caring, loving, giving, funny, wise, understanding and generous to all. Giving was Cec’s greatest joy. From her famous cupcakes, thousands of cookies and chocolates at Christmas, and hundreds of beautiful garden bouquets. Cec was sunshine and joy to all who knew and loved her.

Cecilia (Cec) leaves to mourn Ron, her best friend, soul mate and husband of 66 years, her beloved children Cindy (Marc) Sabourin, Deanna (Leonard) Mueller, Linda Chapman, and her precious grandchildren Jillian Sabourin and Courtney (Dula) Mediwake, Craig (Lindsay) Mueller, Ryan (Amber) Mueller, Christine (Mike) Mueller-Stephenson, and Samantha (Ryan) Payne. She also leaves 12 beautiful great- grandchildren: Oscar, Eric and Earl, Bridgette, Summer, Autumn, Zack, Zane, and Xavier, Max and Olivia, and Brooke. Cec was predeceased by her parents Ludvika and Stanley Forczek, sisters Mary Boumberger, Danny Devereaux, Verna Hawley, brother Stanley Forczek, one infant daughter and one infant granddaughter.

Cec was born in St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge on September 4, 1934, the last of five children in her family. She attended St. Basil’s, St. Patrick’s, and St. Joseph’s High School, graduating in 1952. She met the love of her life while working at the Canada Trust Company in Lethbridge. Cec and Ron were introduced in August of 1954 and were married on December 22, 1954 at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Great Falls, Montana.

Cec was a person who was always active and enjoyed life to the fullest. Her piano talent was discovered at the age of six and she often said she got the gift of playing by ear from her Patron Saint Cecilia. She loved playing the organ at her beloved Saint Patrick’s Church before it was built into the structure it is today. She sang like a meadowlark and loved performing in school plays as well as many choirs, especially the St. Patrick’s choir. Her talent was used all her life from playing at school functions, concerts, parties, and later entertaining senior citizens with her daughter Linda, and most recently playing at her beloved Bridges program. Cec was an incredibly talented seamstress. She sewed clothing for her three daughters and often times a matching outfit and coat for herself. Many will remember the four of them in the front row at Assumption Church, all decked out in hats and gloves in the 1960’s. Cec’s daughters always had the most amazing Halloween handsewn costumes ranging from lions and panda bears to Little Bo Peep and Raggedy Anne and Andy. Cec also sewed hundreds of costumes for childrens’ plays at Assumption School over the 10 years the girls attended.

Cec’s Catholic faith was a huge part of her life, beginning in grade 2 when she was asked to crown the Blessed Virgin Mary in a very sacred occasion, one that she still spoke of near the end of her days. Mass was never missed on Sundays. Priests were always visiting the house and joining us for supper or just hanging out. Many became lifelong friends. She also loved going on retreats to the Mount Saint Francis Retreat in Cochrane Alberta and most times would be with all three of her daughters over the last 35 years. Cec also had the beautiful voice of a songbird and enjoyed many years with the Saint Patrick’s senior choir. She was also a member of Saint Michael’s Auxiliary, and the Catholic Woman’s League of Assumption Parish. Her three daughters still fondly remember the Teas and Bazaars that were held in the hall. She was always a willing volunteer and canvasser for the Cancer Society for many years as well as other organizations.

As the girls grew up, Cec decided that it might be fun to work part-time and started working as Secretary for Saint Patrick’s Elementary School. What started out a few days a week turned into half-time for the next 24 years, with her last three years being full-time. She absolutely adored the children and felt that “It was important to be there for the children, to have open arms if they needed a shoulder to cry on, or someone to talk to.” As one principal put it, “She is Saint Patrick’s School.”

The Chapman house was always full of friends from the girl’s schools, from elementary, up to university and beyond. Cec was the kind of mom that had open arms and a listening ear for all of the girls’ friends, and she was like a mom to all.

While the girls were still at home, Ron and Cec loved traveling with their three daughters. Every summer was a new trip to somewhere, be it California, Disneyland, Victoria, Vancouver, or visiting family in Colorado.

When it was time to retire, Cec and Ron travelled to Europe, Barbados, cruised through the Panama Canal and several trips to Maui, their favorite Hawaiian Island. They also had some adventures as well with fishing buddies to Gordon Lake in the Northwest Territories, BC on Sonora Island and all the local great fishing lakes most weekends. They caught a few championship fish along the way!

Cec and Ron were both raised in Lethbridge and raised their family here. They enjoyed many family gatherings together. They loved to garden, renovate, boat and fish, and had many wonderful pet dogs for years that were more like children. Cec could be seen pushing the lawnmower at 60/mph like nobody’s business! She had boundless energy and strength, and loved her yard and flowers, especially her beautifully fragrant lilacs and a special pink pussy willow tree. Cec and Ron have been blessed to spend 66 years together with their amazing family, wonderful friends, and many many beautiful memories.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, November 2, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.

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Lucie Forner

1954 – 2020

Mrs. Lucie Forner of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ronald Forner, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

Lucie is survived by her daughter, Nicole Pearson, and her granddaughter, Jessie Westbrook. She is also survived by her 4 brothers and their families.

A private family Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

To watch the service by livestream, please visit the Martin Brothers website, and scroll to the bottom of Lucie’s obituary.

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DAVID HOGG, 92, of Cardston passed away peacefully in his home on 28 October, 2020. He leaves behind to miss him his cherished wife and best friend of 73 years Fon (Burgess) Hogg and four children, Darla (Linn) Jensen, Blaine (Dienna) Hogg, Karen (George) Toone, Marlin (Chris) Hogg, 22 grand-children, 45 great-grandchildren, his brothers Bob (Jill) and Jim (Stella) Hogg. He is predeceased by his parents, David and Mary (Archibald) Hogg, his brother John (Verna) Hogg, his sister Doreen (Larry) Grey, his daughter-in-law Neta Hogg and his son-in-law George Toone.

David was born in Inverkeithing, Scotland and came to Canada as a 2-year-old when his parents immigrated to Canada in search of better opportunities. He cherished his family and was always there when his family or friends needed him. We will miss him dearly. He loved people, he loved to visit with everyone, and he loved to help anyone. In return for his kindness, people loved him, and he will be missed by many, many people whose lives he has touched.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral.

Due to Covid-19, and to respect our mother’s health, a Private Family Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Legacy Funeral Home.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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ARNE BJORN HOUGEN, beloved husband of Delores Hougen of 68 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village, on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 97 years.

Besides his loving wife, Arne is survived by his daughter Karen Ririe and her children: James (Robyn) and Jordan (Tricia); daughter Shelley (Peter) Pattison and their children: Hayley (Ryan) and Rebecca (Carl); and daughter Linda (Dwayne) Collett and their children Jessie (Jordan) and Dillon (Jaryn); as well as five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Myrtle Allison, brother Marvin Hougen, six sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad was a farmer by trade and had a great love for his four girls, family and sports.

We would like to convey our warmest thanks to the staff at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village for the wonderful care of Dad. He loved you all.

At Arne’s request, no funeral will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arne’s name to the Good Samaritans Society – Park Meadows Village (

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CORNELIS (CASEY) HUMMEL, beloved husband of Everdina (Tita) Hummel, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Thursday, October 15, 2020. He passed three days shy of his and Tita’s 65th wedding anniversary.

Casey was born on August 16, 1931 in Hollandscheveld, Drente. In 1949, he immigrated to Canada with his parents, sister Lammie, brothers Bill, Jan, and Luke. On October 18, 1955, Casey married the love of his life, Tita Horlings. Together they raised four children. Casey had many occupations during his life: a truck driver, a heavy-duty mechanic, a heard man at the Lethbridge research station, and many others. In 1975, they bought Grassy Lake Meadow Dairies, where the family farmed for 20 memorable years. In 1995, they sold the dairy farm and moved to an acreage outside Lethbridge to enjoy a more comfortable life.

Casey was a strong man that overcame many obstacles in life and health. Casey’s love for his family was always shown with big hugs and teasing. Casey was a wealth of knowledge, and even when he wasn’t right, he would prove you wrong! The door was always open at the Hummel house to family, friends, neighbours, or even strangers. If you needed help, Casey was still willing to lend a hand.

Casey is survived by his loving wife, Tita; children, Luke (Larosennie) Hummel and their children Casey, Adam, Noah, and Eve Hummel; Linda Hummel and her children Jennifer (Troy) Scheck and Tamara DeGroot; Christie (Geoff) Steele and their children Christopher and Jaschenka Steele; and Mark (Christel) Hummel and their children Alexandra and Lukas Hummel. He is also survived by his two great-grandchildren, Harper and Ethan Scheck; two brothers, Bill Hummel and Luke (Susan) Hummel, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lucas and Willemina; his siblings, Roelof (Aaltje) Hummel, Christina (Jan) Groenink, Geertje (Jan) ten Hoeve, Willemina (Harm) Guichelaar, Willem Hummel, Zwaantje (Rutger) Everts, Lammy (John) Hazelaar, Arendina (Jan) Geerts, and Jan (Cobi) Hummel; son-in-law Ken Marr; sister-in-law Diny Hummel, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Private Service will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM. For those who wish to attend, a livestream will be available via Casey’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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PATRICK F. KELLY, of Shaughnessy, AB, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the age of 52 years.

Pat is survived by his sons Jared, Devon and TJ; mom Shirley Brau (Gunther); sister Cindy (Byron) and his stepsisters Tisha, Sarah and Tianna. Pat is also survived by two nieces: Chanteesa and Paige and three nephews, Kaizer, Connor and Declan and brother-in-law Dale.

Pat was predeceased by his two sisters: Gayle and Jody, nephew Chase and his grandparents.

Pat was born June 4, 1968 in Drumheller, AB and lived there until he was six years old. The family then moved to Picture Butte, AB, where he completed his schooling. After high school, Pat worked in the construction field for directional drilling and line placement, where he met his lifelong friend Bill. Pat and Jenny were married in 2001 and he then gained his son TJ and went on to have two more sons, Jared and Devon. In 2002, Pat started his own successful company, Spade Industries, and Bill then came on board to work for Pat. In 2013, he partnered with his best friend Kevin to start another company, Thrive Trucking. Pat kept himself busy with the day to day operations of Spade and let Kevin handle the day to day of Thrive Trucking. In 2015, Pat sold Spade Industries to semi-retire and enjoy life a little more.

Pat was always more reserved and maybe a little set in his own ways. He was not much of a people person. He preferred his small group of buddies to shoot the shit with over a few beers. On Evenings and weekends, you would find him in his garage either alone or with one or more of the crew…. Kevin, Joe, Keith, Scott, Peter and Herb and occasionally if he was in a good mood he might let someone new into his circle.

Pat loved to golf but even after retirement, didn’t get out very often. He started taking an interest in gardening and could pull out all of Joe’s expertise over more beers in the garage.

He wasn’t much of a holiday or travelling man but he loved and talked often about his Vancouver vacations with his boys. Some of his best memories were those spending time with his sons and exploring new adventures in Vancouver.

Pat’s retirement was short lived as he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in Sept. 2019. He kept a good outlook and a positive attitude, never complaining right up until his passing.

We would like to thank all the nurses at St. Michael’s Health Centre, who took care of Pat the last few months with compassion and love and respect. You are all awesome and we will never forget your kindness and caring.

At Pat’s request, there will be no funeral. We will plan a get to together for family and friends at a later date to share memories and a beer or two while toasting Pat.

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Mr. HANS DIETRICH “DICK” KERBER, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Kerber of Claresholm, formerly of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1923 – 2020

MARGARET KLASSEN of Coaldale, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the age of 97.

Born to Aron and Anna Neufeld in Hierschau, Russia on February 23, 1923, Margaret came to Canada with her mother and siblings in 1948. They first settled in Rosemary, AB where she married Kornelius Klassen on June 18, 1950. Later they moved to Coaldale, AB where she resided until her passing.

Margaret was a very strong-willed, hard working woman. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially the grand-children and great grand-children. She always made certain that no one left her house hungry. She loved playing dominoes (especially if she was winning) and working in her garden (whom she shared with everyone that came to see her). She will be truly missed, leaving a great legacy to follow.

Margaret is survived by her two sons Frank Klassen, Coaldale, AB and Heinz Klassen (Amber Langworthy), Coaldale, AB and daughter Elsie Anctil (Mike Axworthy) Red Deer, AB; her grand-children, Bryan Klassen (Tannis), Jeffrey Klassen (Danny Ross), Travis Klassen (Kymberli), Shaun Klassen (Christine), Brady Klassen (Marisa Sekura), Dillon Klassen, Amber Anctil (Cody Ferguson), Lindsay Crabb (Mark) and Aaron Anctil; her great grand-children Isla Klassen, Penelope (Penny) Klassen, Tytan Klassen, Zane Klassen, Olivia Klassen, Jack Klassen, Mackenzie Sekura, Cody Klassen, Aidan Ferguson, Noah Ferguson, Kashtyn Ferguson, Lilliana Crabb, Briella Crabb, Rylan Crabb, Houston Hanna and Presley Hanna; her extended family Myrna Allert, Corrine Klassen, Ted Anctil, Candace Langworthy, Jett Burt and Abigail Burt. She is also survived by one brother Peter Neufeld (Barb), sister-in-law Loni Neufeld and brother-in-law Henry Dyck; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Kornelius, parents Aron and Anna Neufeld, brothers Aaron Neufeld, Kornelius Neufeld, George Neufeld, Johann Neufeld, and John Neufeld; sisters Hilda Willms, Erna Neufeld, Katharina (Kathy) Dyck, Rosa Neufeld, Frieda Dyck and Erika Blank.

We would like to thank the incredible staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their dedication and expertise to their work. We would like to add a special thanks to Andrew…you were on our Mother’s Care Team at the end of her life. We are so grateful for your compassion and kindness at such a difficult time for our family.

There will be no funeral service at this time; a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MCC Alberta 210-2946 32 St NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7 (403) 275-6935.

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LEPPARD, Margaret

1954 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Margaret ‘Marg’ Leppard; lively fun-loving, tender-hearted, filled with moxie and determination until the end, with her beloved son, Rob by her side, at Villa Marie, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 66 years. Marg was born on February 25, 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1960, Marg moved with her parents, and her twin brother, Hartley to a ranch near Beiseker, Alberta. It was there that her lifelong love of horses and adventure began. In 1966, the family bought the Starlite Motel in Lethbridge; where Marg attended school and the University of Lethbridge. In 1973, Marg married and gave birth to the light of her life, her only child, Rob. Marg moved to Edmonton; where she worked for IBM and Arthur Anderson, while raising Rob, as a single mom after the breakup of her marriage. As Rob grew up, Marg was able to devote many hours of volunteer work to the community. She was a devoted and loving mother, who put her son before everything else. With Rob raised, Marg set off on an adventure of her own, teaching English, in Poland. She loved the time spent in Poland and as always, with Marg, she made lots of new friends. Shortly after returning to Canada, Marg suffered a stroke; which was to herald the beginning of a long and harrowing struggle with vascular dementia. Her last days were spent at Villa Marie in Red Deer, Alberta, cared for by friendly and attentive staff. Rob was close by and his daily visits always brought a smile to her eyes. Marg will be lovingly remembered by her son, Rob Nonni of Red Deer, Alberta; her mother, Edith Stewart of Lethbridge, Alberta and her brother, Hart Leppard of Fernie, British Columbia. Marg will also be sadly missed by extended family in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario; as well as many dear friends. Marg was predeceased by her father, Harold Leppard. A Celebration of Marg’s Life will be held at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.


We are sad to announce the passing of Greg in Lethbridge, Alberta. Greg passed away at home on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the age of 69 years.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in 2021 for close friends and family.

Cremation entrusted to Evergreen Funeral Home.


The amazing spirit of ERIN MATT (née Linnard) slipped from earth to heaven on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Lethbridge at the age of 38 years.

Erin’s life will be celebrated in a Private Ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Driver officiating.

For those who wish to view, the service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Erin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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LAWRENCE “LARRY” McTIGHE, beloved husband of the late Marie McTighe, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Bernard Odland

1932 – 2020

Bernard Odland of Lethbridge beloved husband of Hanna passed away peacefully on October 27, 2020, at the age of 88 years.

A private Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The family invites you to watch the service via livestream by clicking on Bernard’s obituary on the Martin Brothers Website https://www.

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Paulette Rosaine

1944 – 2020

Mrs. Paulette Rosaine of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Darrel Rosaine, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

She was born a farm girl to John and Margaret Wollersheim and raised near the border town of Coutts. She shared her time with her two sisters, Rita (Pittman) and Carmel (Gray), and her cousin and dear friend, Marlene (Luijkx). She attended school in Coutts, Milk River and Calgary, and eventually ended up living in Lethbridge.

In 1965, she married Darrel. The two of them raised their family in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, and spent time in Calgary before settling back in Lethbridge for retirement. They had fun together, and whether they were out being social, or staying close to home, they enjoyed each others company. Some of their best times were spent on trips to Hawaii with family that they also considered friends.

Paulette was mother to Jeff and Marcia. In their younger years, she stayed home and focused on them, eventually she went back to work as a bank teller. She volunteered at their school, chauffeured them to activities, helped with homework, hugged them when they were sad, and encouraged them in their goals. She taught them trust, honour and compassion. She opened the door to all their friends and often had a basement full of kids.

Paulette and Darrel celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on the same day Marcia married David. Paulette was excited when her grandchild Sydney was born, and then a few years later Matthew arrived. Snuggling with them as babies, playing games as they aged, and watching them in sports was the highlight of Paulette’s existence. Paulette was excited for Jeff’s upcoming wedding to his fiancé Stacy, and the addition of a third grandchild, Stacy’s son Donovan.

Her relationship with her nephews, nieces and extended family was exceptional. Paulette invested and enjoyed her time with children, built strong relationships with the family when they were young, and continued to grow the bond with time. Every generation loved mom and her warm demeanor.

Paulette’s relationships and compassion extended beyond 2 legged beings. She loved animals. Her cats ruled the household and she spoiled them rotten! Her dog Gus was one of the best friends she ever had. She spent time volunteering at the SPCA and adopted the foster cat she had.

Paulette slowed down the last couple of years due to Parkinson’s. During Covid she became quite housebound. Often her only outing was a walk around the block. The kindness of the neighbours who would stop to say hello brought her the joy and inspiration to keep her legs moving. On a good day she would connect with her Milk River friends or the Canasta Ladies at the Seniors Center. She loved hearing from friends and neighbours she acquired over her lifetime, she touched more hearts than she knew.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, November 2, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Confirm attendance to mass to Marcia by text or phoning 403-620-2091. The service will also be available via livestream by visiting, and clicking on Paulette’s obituary.

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Mar. 9, 1922 – Oct. 25, 2020

FRANCES ELIZABETH SLEMKO (née Wadden), beloved wife of the late Steve Slemko, slipped gently into heaven, at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the age of 98 years.

Frances was born in Lethbridge on March 9, 1922 to Leo and Helena Wadden. She attended school in Lethbridge and then headed to Normal school to become a teacher. Her first school was in Jenner, Alberta. Her next teaching job was in Hardieville. She spent seven years there and then took a job at St. Joseph’s school in Lethbridge, now part of CCH.

She met a special fellow in November 1947 and married Steve Slemko on June 30, 1951. They moved to a farm northwest of Coaldale, Alberta. Tough for a city girl, no running water, bathroom or electricity. Then the children arrived: Ken , Mary , Loretta and Rosanna. In 1963, mom was asked to resume her teaching career at St. Joseph’s in Coaldale, Alberta and finally retired in 1976, although she substitute taught for several more years. Mom has always been strong in her Catholic faith. Last year, she received a 75 year pin by the Catholic Women’s League. Faith has always been her strength and guided her through life.

Frances will be lovingly missed by her children: Ken Slemko (Kathryn Thompson) of Ottawa, ON, Mary (Walter) Coles of Coaldale, AB, Loretta (Kevin) Simmill of Coaldale, AB and Rosanna (Tom) Stevens of Medicine Hat, AB. She will be missed by her grandchildren: Sarah Slemko (Trevor Schellinck) of Halifax, N.S, Kris Slemko of Ottawa, ON, Ken (Dana) Coles of Coaldale, AB, Angela (Nick) Hope of Lethbridge, AB, Mike Coles of Lethbridge, AB, Steven (Kathy) Simmill of Lethbridge, AB, Lisa (Jeff) Orton of Drumheller, AB, David (Brittany) Simmill of Sherwood Park, AB, Tom (Ashley) Funk of Medicine Hat, AB and Jim Funk of Medicine Hat, AB. She had 14 treasured great-grandchildren as well as brother-in-law Pete (Diana) Slemko and sister-in-law Jean Slemko and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Frances was predeceased by her beloved husband Steve Slemko; parents Leo and Helena Wadden; sisters Sister Mary Helene Wadden CSM, Stella (Ted) Weber and Theresa (Joe) Scales; brothers Charlie (Mary) Wadden and Ray Wadden; her in-laws Sam and Pearl Slemko, sisters-in-law Ann (Nick) Nastiuk and Mary Slemko; brothers-in-law John (Ann) Slemko and Bill Slemko.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Ian Gagne officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating. For those unable to attend, the Mass will be live streamed and may be accessed via Frances’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the Mass, Frances will be laid to eternal rest in Coaldale Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or Seating will be limited to 70 guests for both services. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

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EVA LYNN STANKO passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the age of 66.

Eva is survived by her sons, Tyler (Nicole) of Calgary, Matthew (Tammi) of Edmonton, and Kyle (Jennifer) of Grande Cache; granddaughter, Kristyn (Nik) Braun of Prince Rupert, BC; grandsons, Alexander and Kevin Stanko of Grande Cache; great-grandson, Kadin Burt of Prince Rupert, BC; mother, Augusta Schaffer of Coaldale; sister, Susan Kenzie of Lethbridge; nephew, Evan (Laura) Kenzie of Lethbridge, as well as many relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Stanko, her father, John Schaffer, and her brother-in-law, Glen Kenzie.

Eva’s family extends a special thank-you to Antonio Dialessandro and all of the doctors, nurses, and caregivers at Chinook Regional Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Eva’s name to the Kidney Foundation ( or Diabetes Canada (

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Michael Sweet Grass Jr.

“Siipiapaaska” “Night Dancer”

1988 – 2020

Michael Kenneth Sweet Grass Jr. of Standoff, Alberta beloved husband of Sherri Sweet Grass, cherished son of Michael Sr. & Stephanie Sweet Grass, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 32 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Casper Watson

1950 – 2020

Mr. Casper Watson of Calgary passed away at home on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the age 70 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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DELOY ORLIN WIGHT beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy Mae (Loose) Wight passed away peacefully on October 22, 2020 at the age of 90. Deloy and Dorothy raised 6 wonderful children; Sheila (Garry) Ratzlaff, LeeAnn (Roger) Call, Corey (Merrill) Wight, Lonnie (Kevin) Konefall, Julie (Lyle) Roberts, and Donna (Darren) Young. They also have 23 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

Deloy is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Esther Wight; his brother Lovell and sisters Erma Pinkerton, Verda Wynder, Nona Gibb, and Loraine Eakett; his wife Dorothy; his oldest daughter Sheila Ratzlaff; and his oldest grandson Christopher Call as well as many other family members and friends who have been anxiously awaiting his arrival.

Deloy graduated from the University of Utah with a teaching degree and began his teaching career at the Glenwood High school in the fall of 1958. He went on to teach at LCI in Lethbridge for three years and then accepted a teaching position at Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale in the fall of 1967. He taught Physics and Math. His classroom was always open to students over the lunch hour to come and get extra help. As long as the students were respectful and quiet, they were able to stay there, eat their lunch and do their homework. He was a very respected and loved teacher at Kate Andrews. Deloy retired from teaching in 1987. Deloy and Dorothy moved to their Mountain View home permanently in 1994.

Deloy married his sweetheart and best friend Dorothy Loose for time and eternity in the Cardston Temple on October 19, 1949. Deloy and Dorothy were truly companions in everything. Their love story and life together has been an inspiration to many, especially to his children and grandchildren. Deloy took such good care of Dorothy throughout their life together. They were a good team, working together to make each other happy. In 2014 Dorothy spent many weeks in the hospital and all she wanted was to go back to her home in Mountain View. So Deloy took her home and lovingly cared for her until her death in February 2015. We are so comforted and grateful to know that he is now together with her again.

Deloy was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. He served in many Church callings and loved to serve in whatever capacity he was needed. He along with his wife Dorothy served a mission for the Church in Tonga and fell in love with the Tongan people. He had many fond memories of their time there.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

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Terry Woolf

1955 – 2020

Mr. Terry Woolf of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gayle Woolf, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at the age of 65 years.

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