July 22nd, 2024

WEDNESDAY, February 3, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 3, 2021.

Steven Bari

1966 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we the family of Steven Edward Bari, announce his sudden passing. Steve passed away suddenly surrounded by his loving family on January 28th, 2021, at the age of 54 years.

Steve Bari is survived by his loving mother Irene, his 3 children, Mercedes, Jordan and Austin. Also left to mourn is his sister Klara (Fred) Fomradas and his nephew Nolan.

Steve was a very kind and generous soul who touched many lives and for those that knew him he truly was a gift to be treasured and he will be forever missed.

A private family Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch Steve’s service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Steven-Bari and scrolling to the bottom of the page. The link will be available at 10:45 am.

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


MARINA JOYCE BUCKSKIN – NO RUNNER, beloved wife of the late Lawrence No Runner, passed into the Spirit World surrounded by family, on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Creative, loving and kind – these are a few words that describe Annabelle Buffalo who passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2021, at the age of 75, at Lethbridge Hospital.

Prayer Service to be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, at 12:00 noon, followed by Wake, which will be held until 10:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, February 4, at 11:00 am with Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating and interment to take place on Annabelle’s family property with Bishop Sidney Black officiating. Gathering restrictions of 20 people at a time to be enforced at all events.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Buffalo/

Small Legs/Crow families

with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

Richard Hildebrandt

1939 – 2021

Mr. Richard Hildebrandt of Lethbridge formerly of Diamond City, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Hildebrandt, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our father Tapio Kunto Lindholm. Tapio passed away in Lethbridge, AB in the wee hours of January 26, 2021 only hours after his 79th birthday. His two daughters, Lisa and Sheri were by his side when he peacefully passed. Tapio was born in Turku, Finland on January 25, 1942 to parents Kaarlo Uljas Kunto Lindholm and Juni Emilia Charlotta Blomqvist. He was their only child. He, along with his parents immigrated to Canada in 1952. They arrived in Halifax and settled in Saskatoon. Dad attended Aden Bowman Collegiate and the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate Institute. He enjoyed playing on the football team. Following his high school years, Dad went to Radio College of Canada in Ontario where he earned a diploma in Television and General Electronics. Tapio worked in mines in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the late 1970’s. It was during these years that Dad built a cabin with his Dad at Fur Lake, SK. He along with his parents and children enjoyed fishing at the lake. In 1980 Dad and his family moved to Saudi Arabia where he worked for the Arabian Oil Company Aramco. During this time he furthered his studies in Radiological Safety and Gauge Operation and in the use of Electronic Microscopes. In 1986 Tapio and his family moved back to Canada and settled in Meadow Lake, SK where he ran a gas station. In recent years he spend his time in Real Estate. Tapio had a kind heart to help those in need and was very sociable with everyone. He was a collector of many items including coins. He loved to ride his bike and collect recyclables. He was always very proud of his Finnish heritage. A Funeral Service will be held by invitation only due to Covid restrictions. Tapio was predeceased by his first wife Louise Faulk and his parents. Tapio is survived by the mother of Lisa and Sheri. He is also survived by his children Joanne (grandson Christopher), Robert, Raelene, Lisa (Chad), Sheri (Tim, grandson William). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, The Friendship Inn (in Saskatoon) or Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge. Arrangements in care of David Schurr – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200 http://www.mourningglory.ca


GERALDINE “GERRY” MACDONALD, beloved wife of the late Joseph MacDonald, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the age of 99 years.

She is lovingly survived by her son Dan MacDonald of Lethbridge, as well as one nephew and five nieces, all of Ontario.

Besides her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph, she is pre-deceased by her daughter Cheryl A. MacDonald.

Gerry was known as a very loving mother and wife and throughout her life she always had a great fondness for life.

A Funeral Mass will be held at a later date. Gerry will be laid to rest with her beloved husband and daughter at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Doris Fay Redel

1929 – 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Doris Fay Redel (nee Jasman) at the age of 91 years. She passed away at the St Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge on Thursday, January 28, 2021 after a short stay.

Doris was an exceptional woman, who met all challenges in life with dignity and grace.

Doris was born on December 23, 1929 in Burdett, Alberta and grew up on the family’s prairie homestead. The eldest of five children, she developed a strong passion for education and quest for knowledge from a young age.

A talented student, Doris was awarded the Governor General’s medal in Grade 9 (highest marks in provincial exams for the local school district). After graduating from Bow Island High School in 1948, Doris received a scholarship for a year of teacher’s training in Calgary.

When she was just 19, Doris started her teaching career at a one-room school in Conquerville, Alberta, and later taught different grades in various schools in Taber and area (Barnwell, Central Elementary, and St Mary’s High School). A life-long learner, Doris continued to take summer and evening classes, even mastering braille to tutor her neighbour/student. She had an indelible impact on the lives on countless students, through her years of teaching and work as a school librarian.

Doris married George Redel in 1950 and they settled on the family farm near Taber. Life was often difficult, raising four children on a limited income without modern conveniences while teaching full time. Even though Doris retired in 1986, this did not deter her continued interest in education, and she led adult Bible study classes and book groups. She also volunteered her numerous skills to benefit her community and launched her most enjoyable career as “Nana” with the arrival of her beloved grandchildren.

Doris was remarkably creative, producing innumerable sewing, knitting, cross stitch and other special projects over the years, such as elaborate Halloween costumes and “tickle trunks” for her grandchildren. She was also a self-taught but talented cook and baker, taking pride in preparing her family’s favourite foods when they visited.

Doris was a dedicated member of the United Church in Taber, Fort McLeod and most recently, McKillop United in Lethbridge. She was a strong alto in church choirs for 65 years, passing along her love of singing to her family. While learning nourished her mind, she often remarked that “music fed her soul”.

Despite her humble beginnings, Doris’ inquisitiveness about the world and current events led her on many adventures, cruises, and travel within Canada and abroad to visit her peripatetic children. She went around the globe twice and enjoyed seeing the Taj Mahal and other wonders of the world. Her interest in the education of girls and the plight of those less fortunate, resulted in Doris’ giving her time and talents to a variety of causes, including as a founding member of the Harambee Grandmas in Lethbridge.

With a deep well of love and caring, Doris set an example for her family and friends to be the best versions of themselves each and every day… even if just solving the New York Times crossword, or being the nightly in-house Jeopardy champion.

Proudly independent, Doris lived in her own home until her passing, and drove her red PT Cruiser until last spring.

Doris will be missed greatly, and her legacy will live on through all those who knew and loved her.

In honour of Doris, please do something kind for someone else.

Doris was predeceased by her husband George Redel in 1999, and her parents Harry and Gladys Jasman. She is survived by her cherished children David (Karen Murray) of Edmonton, Sheila of Nanaimo, B.C, Rick of Lethbridge and Shannon (Blair Fraser) of Calgary.

She is also survived by five grandchildren: Adria (Brandon Ceulemans), Wyatt (Liddy Pay) and Scott Fraser all of Calgary, Emily Redel of Cochrane and Jordan Redel of Lethbridge, and her treasured great-grandson Owen Ceulemans.

Her sisters Doreen (Martin) Bock, Beverley (Russell) Kultgen, Brenda (Bob) Holmes of Lethbridge and brother Rodney (Frances) Jasman of Fort Saskatchewan and numerous nieces and nephews also mourn her loss.

A private Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, February 5, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch Doris’ service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Doris-Redel and scrolling to the bottom of the page. The link will be available at 10:45 am.

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

Myrna Waddle

1942 – 2021 

Myrna Rose Waddle, beloved wife of the late Ken Waddle, passed away in Coaldale on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the age of 79 years. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Myrna’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 1:45 P.M. on Friday, February 5, 2021. Myrna is survived by her children Cindy Holloboff (Kevin Sorensen) of Vauxhall, Carolyn Waddle (Justin Whyte) of Lethbridge and Randy (Cheryl) Waddle of Lethbridge; grandchildren Stacie (Troy), Virginia (Justin), Alex, Mataeo, Liam, Darcy (Kristen), Sandy (Mike) and Lorelei (Aaron); great grandchildren Kierra, Chloe, Cooper, Finley, Haley, Brooke, Janessa, Shelby, Linkin and Cairo. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Pat Waddle. She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Waddle; sons Kevin Waddle and Raymond Waddle; parents Clarence and Daisy Bergquist; in-laws Glen and Marie Waddle; brothers-in-law Harlan Waddle and Milton Waddle; sister-in-law Jean Waddle.  Myrna the only child of Clarence and Daisy (nee Ziegler) Bergquist was born at Matsqui, British Columbia on January 3, 1942. At the age of eight she moved to Fort Macleod, where she met her lifelong friend Brenda Postoloski and all of her first cousins the Crowson’s were nearer. Myrna worked as a waitress in Fort Macleod and Banff before marrying the love of her life Ken. Together Myrna and Ken raised their children Cindy, Raymond, Kevin and Carolyn, while Ken’s parents raised his son Randy on their family farm. With Ken helping his father with his farming,  Ken and Myrna were still able to spend lots time with Randy. Myrna lived for fifty two years at the farm in the Circle Hill community. She was a member of the Busy B Club and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In 1979 Myrna joined the Tops Club to lose weight and gained so many friendships over the years, travelling with her Tops Pals to the rally’s. Myrna would cook delicious meals for a crowd of friends and family. This included family reunions with fried chicken and potato salad, Legion events and turkey dinners. You were also always welcome to a cup of coffee at the kitchen table. She loved baking goodies to spoil grandkids Darcy, Sandy and Lorelei. Myrna and Ken enjoyed going for a Sunday drive and popping in at friends’ homes for a visit, camping and legion events as well as their trips to Vegas (ten times!). In 2012 Myrna moved Vauxhall to the Prairie Rose Manor and her rays of sunshine were Ginny and Alex as they now lived across the street at the park. In 2019, Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale became home where a good friend Audrey Orsten was nearby as well she made a new special friend Eleanor, at her table.  If friends so desire, memorial tribtues in Myrna’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca) or to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca). A special thank you to Dolly and all the care staff at the Sunny South Lodge, Coaldale Hospital lab techs, Megan and Chris at Home Care, Dr. Justin Steed, Dr. Wes Steed and Taber Home Care staff over the years. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Jared Zacharias

1984 – 2021

Mr. Jared Zacharias, beloved husband of Dwylla Zacharias, and loving father to Risa, Owen, Levi and Joel, passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 36 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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