February 25th, 2021

SATURDAY, February 13, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 13, 2021.

BROWN

With great sadness, we announce the passing of GORDON E. BROWN, of Lethbridge, on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at the age of 88 years.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Brown; sons Robert (Marion) and Glenn; stepsons Bruce and Steven Kirk; his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Gordon was predeceased by his mother Evelyn, and stepsons Rick Kirk and Jeff Kirk.

A private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at 12:00 PM. The Service will be livestreamed and accessible through Gordon’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GREENO

JACQUELINE ANNE GREENO (neé Bechtel), beloved mother of James, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Ena Bechtel, her daughter Heather Stewart, and James and Heather’s father Bruce.

As per Jackie’s request, no funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GURUNG

KANCHHI MAYA GURUNG, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Justin Christopher Lukenda

1990 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts we share with you the sudden passing of Justin Christopher Lukenda of Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the age of 30 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


OOSTLANDER

JACK NICOLAAS OOSTLANDER, beloved husband of the late Isobel Oostlander, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 20 guests at a time. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM with Patrick Siedlecki officiating The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Jack’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In memory and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca/donate).

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RIBIC

SUZANA “SUZY” RIBIC, beloved fiancée of Miro Kyjac, of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly, on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 45 years.

Besides her beloved fiancée Miro, Suzy is survived by her parents, Zeljko and Gorana Ribic, brother Mario Ribic, one niece and one nephew, all of Zagreb, Croatia.

Suzy was born in Zagreb, Croatia and came to Canada in 1995, first to Winnipeg and ending up in Lethbridge. She began a career as a hair dresser which she thoroughly enjoyed before she started to work at Miro’s Restaurant in 2014. Suzy was very personable and friendly and many people enjoyed her company. Miro and Suzy began a relationship while working together. They both travelled to Europe and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company. Suzy will also be dearly missed by her dog, Simon, who she had for the last five years.

A Private Celebration of Suzy’s Life will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Suzy’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In memory of Suzy, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Denny Christopher Ristine

1992 – 2021

It is with shattered hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Denny Christopher Ristine on Sunday January 31, 2021 at the age of 28 years.

As per the family’s request, Denny will be remembered privately by his family and friends at this time. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


SIEMENS, PATRICIA

ELIZABETH nee PALMER

Peacefully on January 17, 2021, Patricia passed away at the South Terrace Continuing Care Centre in Edmonton at the age of 80. She was predeceased by her parents; Betty and Howard, and brothers; Harold and Robert. Patricia will be lovingly remembered by her husband Neil, sister-in-law Laureen and nephews; Shaun and Tavin.

Patricia was a very kind and gentle person and had many friends. She started her working career in nursing but changed to administration shortly after. She loved to travel and always looked forward to another trip to Australia to visit her only aunt and uncle.

As per Patricia’s wishes, a private graveside service will be held at Westlawn Cemetery.

The relatives are extremely grateful to the staff of the South Terrace Continuing Care Centre for their care. Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta or the charity of one’s choice.


FREDRICK RUSSELL SOWERBY

1947-2021

First-born son of Fredrick James Kitchener and Vora Irene (Dodd) passed peacefully at his home in Lethbridge. Survived by the ‘Sowerby kids’, Deborah (Ed), Harold (Ruth), Susan (Chris), numerous relatives and friends along the journey.

After a life of great challenges and great joys the family’s everlasting gratitude to Jackie, Myrle and the boys, his Lethbridge family, and Dawn for their loving care and compassion.

Fred will rest beside his father at Evergreen in Edmonton

A memorial is planned for a later date when travel permits. Donations to honor his life to Epilepsy Canada would be appreciated.

To send a message of

condolence please visit

http://www.generationsfh.ca.


THORBURN

GERALD STEWART THORBURN, beloved husband of Barbara Thorburn, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

Besides his wife Barbara, Gerald is survived by his son Patrick Thorburn of Lethbridge, AB and daughters Tracey (Jason) Coles of Lethbridge, AB, Peggy (Norm) Embleton of Yellowknife, NWT and grandsons, Poppy’s pride and joy, Samson and Benjamin Embleton, of Yellowknife, NWT. He is also survived by his sister Leah Thorburn of Kanata, ON and brother Alvin Thorburn (Ann Starr) of Barrie, ON, many relatives and friends and special friends Susie and Harold Buchanan of Mission, Texas.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Ann Thorburn and brother William Thorburn.

Gerald will be laid to rest privately in Mountain View Cemetery on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

In memory of Gerald, donations may be made to Alberta Lung Association (ab.lung.ca/donate)

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WATSON

With great sadness, we announce the passing of CLARENCE CHARLES ALLEN WATSON, beloved husband of Julie Watson, of Lethbridge, at the South Health Campus in Calgary on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Clarence was the proud father of three children: Gregory (Kerry) Watson, Cheryl (Attila) Braun, and Susan (Terry) Friesen; grandchildren Jesse (Antonio) Watson, Jocelyne Abad, Cole (Alyssa) Watson, Myles Watson, Amanda (Chase) Oliver, Mackenzie (Trevor) Braun, Victoria Braun, Timothy (Reanne) Johansen, Stephen (Chantelle) Johansen, Adam Johansen, Michael (Anali) Johansen, and Candace Friesen; as well as 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Florence Elaine McCormick.

He was predeceased by his mother Myrtle, father Clarence and infant brother George.

Clarence was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Clarence Irving Watson and Myrtle Isabelle (Russell) Watson and lived in Yorkton all of his formative years, until he attended Saskatchewan Teacher’s College in Moose Jaw from 1954 to 1955. In 1959, Clarence met Julie Fedun and they married in 1960. Clarence taught in Saskatchewan from 1955 to 1964. From 1961 to 1964, he held principalships in Dubuc and at the DND school at the Air Force Radar Base. Clarence and Julie then moved to Regina, where Clarence attended university and also joined the R.C.A.M. Clarence served in the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1964 to 1970 as a 1st Lieutenant. The family then moved to Lethbridge where he continued his education and earned his B.A./B.SC. and B.Ed. degrees. He became a teacher for the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District #9. After 35 years, Clarence retired from teaching in 1991. Clarence then worked for Perma Green Garden Centre, where he enjoyed ten years of working with trees, plants and building various seasonal displays.

Clarence was very active in the Knights of Columbus. Clarence served on a number of executive councils and spent many hours volunteering his time and talent. He was proud to serve as Grand Knight for two terms, was District Deputy, served one term as Faithful Navigator and achieved Star Council, Star District as well as District Deputy of the Year. Clarence was a member of the 4th Degree and served on the Honour Guard.

Clarence enjoyed reading, wood carving of birds and animals, the outdoors, camping and travelling, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved wife Julie and their family.

Clarence was deeply loved by all of his family and will be sadly missed.

A private Prayer Service will be held on Monday, February 15th, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Father William Monis celebrating.

Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed through Clarence’s obituary on the Cornerstone website at their respective times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, c/o All Saints Parish (2405 – 12 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4) or to L’Arche Association of Lethbridge (240 – 12C St. N, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2M7).

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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