May 30th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, December 9, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 9, 2020.


It is in great sadness we the family announce the passing of our dear mother, sister and auntie JUANITA RUBY EAGLE PLUME at the age of 53 years, surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge on Tuesday December 1, 2020.

A Family Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, in Cardston on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Wake will continue at Lorna and Merlin’s residence from 7:00 pm continuing all night. (Due to to COVID-19 – Limited people will be allowed in the building at a time.) A Private Family Service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

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Marian Hobberstad

1930 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of MARIAN HOBBERSTAD of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Hans Hobberstad. She passed peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre with her family by her side on December 6, 2020 at 90 years of age.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Interment will follow at Enchant Cemetery, Enchant, Alberta.

Due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19, the service will be invite only. The family invites you to watch the service via live stream at https:// Please click on Marian’s obituary and scroll to the bottom of the page. A link will be available 15 minutes prior to the service.

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‘cause God don’t make no junk!!”

NAOMI LYN McNEELY passed away peacefully, with her brother and sister by her side in Lethbridge, on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 57 years.

Naomi is lovingly remembered by her parents Marian and Everett Tinsley of Coalhurst, sister Manette Robulak (Dale Turner) of Rocky Mountain House and her daughter Taylor of Lethbridge, brother Evan (Maureen) McNeely and their children Kyle and Jared of Edmonton, brother Lorel McNeely of Dunmore and his son Darrin (Amanda) McNeely of Lethbridge, brother Austin (Diane) McNeely and their children Jayden and Cameron of Lethbridge, and sister Tambi (Travis) Kellett and their children Laryette and Chase of Picture Butte. She is also survived by her three stepsisters and their families: Liz (Kelly) Maupin, Marie (Gary) McLaren, and Leia Brunt and great-nieces and nephews.

Naomi was predeceased by her brother Brad McNeely and nephew Brett McNeely.

Naomi was born Feb 3, 1963 in Lethbridge. She graduated from Winston Churchill High School. After working for the family business, Everett’s Blade and Graveling Service for several years, she then worked in the trades and customer service industry. She enjoyed attending all elementary school field trips with Tambi. She also enjoyed meeting with “the girls” for Saturday morning breakfast. Naomi’s had a love for watching movies, old TV shows, crocheting, watching PBR events and attending her nieces and nephews sporting events. She had a love for small dogs, and always had one by her side. Over the years, she had Tinker, Flower, and most recently, Daisy.

Thank you to the staff of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit and the Home Care Health Team.

At her request no funeral will be held.

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Carol McNiven

1948  ~  2020

It is with great sadness to announce that Carol Ann McNiven, beloved wife of John McNiven, passed away peacefully at the Riverview Care Centre in Medicine Hat on Monday, December 7, 2020, at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Home


Michael Bryan Miechkota, beloved husband and best friend of Shirley, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

He is the loving father to Jeff (Erin) Miechkota – Ethan, and Chris – Kelsey, Michael. Mike is also survived by his mother Vera; a sister Gerry (Gerrit) Leusink; a brother Terry (Mary Lou) Miechkota; his mother-in-law Norma Firth; in-laws Diane (Cam) Feist, Joanne (Vick) Gyorffy, Ron (Brenda) Firth, Brian (Karen) Firth, Bill (Susan) Firth, Dwayne (Georgina) Firth and Derek Wilkie. Also, many numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Michael (1990), father-in-law Edwin Firth (1994) and a sister-in-law Sharon Wilkie (2019).

At Mike’s request, no funeral services will be held.

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BRENT JOHN MOSLEY, beloved husband and soul mate of Maria, passed away with her by his side after a short yet valiant battle with cancer, on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 60 years. Surrounded by family, Brent steadfastly hung on to say goodbye to his mom Verna (Art) and his brother Brad, Blake (Lise) and his many cherished nieces and nephews before ‘climbing on’ to greater heights.

Brent was born in Lethbridge on October 27, 1960, living the earlier part of his life in Winnipeg, where he also led firefighting efforts in the northern Manitoba woodland. He returned to Alberta to continue his education and while in University, met, pursued and finally caught Maria. They were married in their beloved mountains, a continuing passion of both.

Following graduation, with degrees in Outdoor Pursuits (University of Calgary) and Education (University of Lethbridge), Brent secured a teaching position with Lethbridge School District #51. It was here that he was able to share his love of the outdoors with youth at risk. Over his 20 plus years teaching, he introduced students to backpacking, cycling, climbing and winter camping to name a few. His greatest joy was taking small groups of students and guides on the character-building canoeing and backpacking adventure of a lifetime to Bowron Lakes.

Brent’s love of the outdoors also extended to teaching those skills to several family members and friends where those lessons thrive today. His appetite for climbing led him on several worldwide successful climbs, most recently peaking Mount Kilimanjaro with his best friend Mike Falkenberg. If he was not on a mountain, Brent could be found on the open road. His love for motorcycling included trips to Alaska and Vegas in the open air and were cherished memories. His insatiable drive for fun and adventure also included water sports, toy trains, Smurfs, minions, several fur babies and a successful coast to coast bike trip across Canada. Brent and Maria’s most recent adventures were just unfolding in the Kootenays as together they acquired a beautiful home that would house all family and friends that arrived as well as Brent’s diverse toy collection.

Brent enjoyed the work of avid outdoors man, John Muir, and would like us to leave you with these words: “Climb the mountain and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop like autumn leaves.”

Brent was predeceased by his father Jack, grandparents Kay and Ernie Mosley, and Mildred and Lyle Leffingwell.

A trust fund will be established in Brent’s name to help continue to support efforts to provide disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.

A celebration of Brent’s life will be held when it is safe for all.

While Brent’s life was cut short, it was a life well lived.

Off Belay.

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PHILIP “PHIL” NOELIN NEWTON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the age of 67 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home at a later date.

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