April 24th, 2024

THURSDAY, February 18, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 18, 2021.

Richard Alan Ambler

1958 – 2021

With broken hearts the Ambler family sadly announces the sudden passing of Richard Alan Ambler. In the early morning hours of Sunday, February 14th, 2021, Alan lost his short battle to cancer peacefully with loved ones at his side.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Alfredo Aravena 1940 ~ 2021

Alfredo Humberto Aravena passed away at his home in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at the age of 80 years. Alfredo will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 58 years, Blanca; two daughters; five grandchildren as well as three great-grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, February 18, 2021 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. A private  graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  http://www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel


BROWN

KENNETH BRYON BROWN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME at a later date. Service details will be announced at that time.

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

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Chester Obadiah “Obie” Earl Archibald Ferris

1982 – 2021

Mr. Chester Obadiah “Obie” Ferris of Lethbridge formerly of Glenwood, beloved husband of Mrs. Lacey Ferris and loving father to Zona, Izack, Saphira and Kingston, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 38 years.

Family and Friends are invited to call Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels at 403.328.2361 to book a time to see Obie on Monday, February 22, 2021 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Lloyd Hickman

1945 – 2021

Mr. Lloyd Hickman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Carol Hickman, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Justin Christopher Lukenda

1990 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts we share with you the sudden passing of Justin Christopher Lukenda of Lethbridge, and eldest son of Brian and the late Lana Lukenda (Atchison) who passed away in 2011.

A private Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. The family invites those who wish to view the livestream at https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Justin-Lukenda and scrolling to the bottom of Justin’s obituary 15 minutes prior to service time.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The family invites those who wish to view the livestream at https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Justin-Lukenda and scrolling to the bottom of Justin’s obituary 15 minutes prior to service time.

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


MILLER

July 13, 1953 – February 12, 2021

GORDON JAMES MILLER of Milk River, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family at his side on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

A Visitation will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 301 Main Street, NW, Milk River, AB. on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. 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 Private Family Prayer Service will follow at 7:00 P.M.

A Private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Andrew Pyon officiating.

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

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MRAVLJE, Valentin (Tine)

Born on January 4, 1926

in Brezovica, pri Ljubljani, Slovenija

Died on February 12, 2021

in Calgary Alberta at age 95

Tine was born the sixth of ten children of Anton and Franciska Mravlje. He had a normal childhood on the farm, learning how to butcher livestock and tend crops. His life changed dramatically at age 16 with WWII, revolution, and foreign occupation redefining everything. Tine joined the Home Guard a year later to protect their home and livelihood. The end of WWII in 1945 came with new dangers, necessitating his flight to Austria with sister Dragica and brother John, living in displaced person camps for the next four years. In 1949, the three siblings along with good friends, the Boh family, jumped at the opportunity to immigrate to Canada as farm labour. They worked together in the Barnwell, Alberta area for four years. Tine saved his pennies and was able to realize his life dream of farming on his own near Coaldale, Alberta. His had a mixed farm of alfalfa, wheat, sugar beets and a small herd of cattle. A bachelor all his life, Tine loved the solitude, birds, writing poetry, and lending his incredible tenor voice to the St. Ambrose Catholic Church choir in Coaldale. Weekly visits with friends in Lethbridge always included cards with the accompanying knuckle rapping, the occasion beer, and rousing political banter. He enjoyed welcoming his extended family for summer holidays on the farm to suffer the hoeing of sugar beets, delight in feeding cows, bailing hay, and building haystacks at the end of the season. The ever-popular farm breakfast of scrambled eggs and sausages was a Sunday staple accompanied, of course, by heavily sugared and milky coffee. Tine retired from active farming at age 78, moving first to Coaldale, then to Calgary to live with his sister. Tine was predeceased by his parents, seven brothers, a niece, and a nephew in Slovenija, and his brother-in-law John in Calgary. He is survived by his brother John, sister Dragica, nephew and nieces Michael, Dorothy (Ian), Barbara, and Miriam (Laurie), their children Isaac, Emily (Marc), Daniel (Megan), Joel, Mikaela, Kesia and “the little one”, Alice. He is also mourned by his sister Marija, sister-in-law Genovifa, and nieces and nephews in Slovenija and the United States. Friends in Coaldale and Lethbridge will remember Tine with great fondness. Tine knew what he wanted. His stubborn and gruff communication style was, however, thin camouflage for a big heart and his great love for family and friends. A Private Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Michael Catholic Community in Calgary, Alberta. Live-streaming will be available through http://www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to your local homeless shelter, or to a charitable organization of your choice Tine’s family wishes to thank the amazing team of paramedics who got the ball rolling, and to the incredible, patient, and compassionate staff of units 71 and 73 at the Rockyview Hospital who cared for him during his final days.

Arrangements in care of

EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199


Henry “Hank” Nickel

1949 – 2021

Mr. Henry “Hank” Nickel of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jackie Nickel, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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 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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PEDERSEN

ALVIN PEDERSEN passed away peacefully on Saturday, with his wife Ruth by his side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on February 13, 2021, at the age of 84 years. He succumbed to a long battle with COPD.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children Donna (Harry Musijowski), Marilyn (Ron Rusinko), Derryl, Doreen and Byron; step-daughter Melony (Dwayne Cherlenko); brother Stanley; four grandsons, two granddaughters, three step-grandsons and Betty, the mother of his children.

Alvin was predeceased by his parents and one brother.

A private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Funeral Home. The Service will be livestreamed and accessible through Alvin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Haying in The 30’s

Box 35, Mallaig, AB T0A 2K0

or

Streets Alive Mission

323 4th Street South,

Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PETERSON

KEVIN GRAY PETERSON, beloved husband of Tammy Peterson of Stirling, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the age of 59 years.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, STIRLING CHAPEL on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Jeff Nelson, officiating.

The funeral service will be livestreamed and may be accessed through Kevin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RUSSELL

CHARLOTTE RUSSELL passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the age of 77 years. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday February 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 am followed by a Family Service at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 – Limited people will be allowed in the building at a time.)

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


UYTDEWILLIGEN

CORNELIUS “CASE” UYTDEWILLIGEN, beloved husband of the late Francis Uytdewilligen, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Dezeray Wells (Thomas)

1993 – 2021

Ms. Dezeray Wells (Thomas) of Lethbridge passed away in Calgary on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the age of 28 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Holly Wight

1950 – 2021

Ms. Holly Wight of Cardston, passed away at Good Samaritan Lee Crest Care Facility in Cardston on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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