April 14th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 24, 2021.

CAMPBELL

November 25, 1941- March 20, 2021

NADIA EDITH CAMPBELL passed away at the age of 79 years after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

The suffering is finally over. She will be sadly, but lovingly, missed by her family and numerous friends. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Mourning her passing are her husband Bob, children: Rob, Gilf (Tomomi), Doug, Heather Roest (John), Dora Dayton (Troy), Emily (Stephan), Bruce (Amy) and a special family member Joy Snyder.

She was predeceased by her daughter Sarah, parents William and Emily Kozak, brother Robert and sister Zoya. She dearly loved her grandchildren: Samantha, Haley, Bella, Jo-Jo, Wyatt, Bailey, Tyson, Max, Stone, Odin, Oshyn and great- grandchildren: Laker, Jasper, Faith, Aurora and Kayden.

Nadia was born in Moose Jaw, SK where she attended elementary and high school. She was active in band, basketball and the “Y”. She studied piano and won first place in saxophone solo competition at the Moose jaw International Band Festival. She attended Teacher’s College in Regina where she played in the college dance band and where she met the love of her life, Bob. After marrying Bob in 1962, a life of adventure and service ensued. Throughout their married life Nadia and Bob lived in various communities including Regina, Yellowknife, Vermilion, Cardston, Del Bonita and finally, for the past 41 years, Lethbridge. In each community she made a difference: In Yellowknife helping set up the first YM/YWCA and coaching figure skating. Since settling in Lethbridge, besides running a day home for preschoolers, teaching piano and having a 20-year career as a massage therapist, she organized Lethbridge’s first Rhubarb Festival, played saxophone in the community band, participated in the Raging Grannies, the Harambee Grandmothers, was a LSCO Board member, wrote stories for the grand kids and loved karaoke.

All that aside, she will be remembered as a fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who loved to blow bubbles, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nadia’s name to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta: P.O. Box 333 Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y7.

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


CHRISTENSEN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of LOIS JEAN (MEHEW) CHRISTENSEN early Sunday morning, March 21, 2021. Jean was born on May 5, 1930 to Leonard and Myrtle Mehew, the oldest of the children in her family. Being the oldest in a family of nine children, she acquired a work ethic at an early age and viewed hard work and service to be a wonderful characteristic. She married Doug Christensen on March 19, 1952 and he was the love of her life. It is equally important to note that she was his true love as well. Their love inspired their children each day. She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Harold Christensen in July 2001, and although Jean yearned immensely for him, she continued on her earthly journey with the same determination and diligence that she always had. Four children blessed their home, and all are surviving Jean’s passing. Bruce (Diane) Christensen, Darryl (Allyson) Christensen, Rae Anne Morin (Monte- deceased) and Tom (Kim) Christensen all mourn her at this time. Jean was so proud of her family, and rejoiced in her children, her numerous grandchildren and even more great grandchildren. She lived for the moments she could share with them. Jean was blessed to have good friends wherever she lived. She spent her youth in Welling and had numerous friends, then married and moved to Stirling where she made many more lifelong friends. She then moved to Medicine Hat, where she enjoyed wonderful companionship. Cardston and Magrath provided the same results. Jean loved flowers and maintained a beautiful flower and rose garden in every home she inhabited. She could be found each morning working in her garden. Jean will be missed by all who knew her. Other than her children, she is survived by her brother John, her sisters Mona (Cookie), Karen, Sharon, and Rae. Her sisters Betty and Edie, and her brother Wayne met her on the other side when she left this life. Jean enjoyed many hobbies, including but not limited to knitting, drama, music and cooking. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she served faithfully until she died. She believed in eternal marriage and thus is reunited with her beloved Doug at this time.

A Viewing will be held for family and friends on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Magrath Alberta Stake Center. A Private Family Service will be held at the Magrath Alberta Stake Center on Friday, March 26th, at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery.

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


MARY TERESIA DRAZEK

June 15, 1923 – March 10, 2021

Lethbridge Teacher for many years. Living in Edmonton since 2009. Predeceased by husband Walter and son John, son in-law Edmund Rose. Will be missed by Son Eric (Alice), Daughter Barbara.

Grandchildren Charmaine, John (Tracey), Scott (Christine).

Great Grandchildren Taylor, Jade, Sydney, Avery, Brooke.

Graveside service to be announced for a later date


Bonnie McIntyre

1954 – 2021

Even the youths shall faint

and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall,

But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with

wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31

Bonnie Marie McIntyre (Sherman) of Nobleford, was called home to heaven peacefully, after a lengthy illness at Chinook Regional Hospital on March 18, 2021 at the age of 66.

Bonnie was born in Claresholm, AB to Bill and Eleanor Sherman and was raised on the family ranch with her younger brother Jim. She was especially fond of cats, which resulted in having a number of them as pets over her lifetime. She attended school from grade 1 through grade 12 in Claresholm. After graduating, Bonnie attended SAIT in Calgary and took drafting.

After completing her drafting courses, she worked for Hudson Bay Oil company for a short time. She married Wayne McIntyre from Barons in March 1975. Soon after, Bonnie and Wayne moved to the family farm west of Barons where they raised their two boys, Clark and Grant.

Bonnie was elected to the Barons School Board as a trustee when Clark and Grant attended grade school in Barons and served for a number of years. There were many family trips to Westcastle and Fernie for ski trips during the winter, and trips to the Claresholm rifle range, where Bonnie was a proficient marksman. She won a number of rifle and pistol competitions over the years, even beating out her Father Bill who taught her how to shoot. Besides being a full-time mom and farm wife, many days were spent running machinery, picking up parts in town, making lunches and bringing meals to the field during seeding and harvest. Bonnie worked part time for Canada Post in Barons eventually moving to full time as the Postmaster. She retired in 2016 with over 25 years of service. Many family trips were taken to the US for shopping, holidays and to visit extended family. Bonnie was a talented artist and liked to sketch in pencil, charcoal and paint as well. She especially enjoyed doing Bob Ross paintings with her granddaughters. She trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour which was evident in her life. She was always smiling, caring and willing to help others. There were many lifelong friendships made as a result of fellowship at Faith Community Baptist Church in Claresholm and Lethbridge Gospel Assembly in Lethbridge.

Bonnie is survived by former husband Wayne McIntyre of Barons; parents Bill and Eleanor Sherman of Claresholm; sons Clark (Darlene) McIntyre of Nobleford and Grant (Cheryl) McIntyre of Lethbridge; grandchildren Hannah, Sarah, Jeremiah, William and Brooke; sister in-law Sharon (James) Sherman, and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was predeceased by her brother James Lloyd Sherman, and first granddaughter Rebekah Kathleen McIntyre.

A private family service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel with Jesse Wipf officiating.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to gathering restrictions the services will be for immediate invited family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse or the Jack Ady Cancer Centre.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Bonnie-McIntyre and scrolling to the bottom of Bonnie’s obituary.

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


MORRISON

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of GARY GRAHAM MORRISON at 71 years of age.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca


OSTAFICHUK, Avis Doreen

Avis Ostafichuk, beloved wife of the late Nick Ostafichuk; passed away on March 19, 2021.

Avis is survived by her children, Herb (Linda) and their children, Cheryl and Janice; Dianne (Pat) Laturnus and their children, Gayle and Melanie; Dale (Linda) and their children, Jonathan and Danielle. Avis is also survived by daughter-in-law, Michelle Ostafichuk; sister-in-law, Thelma Brown; six grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several close friends. Predeceased by husband, Nick; son, Robert; and many dear relatives and friends.

Avis moved from Retlaw to Vauxhall with her parents, Bert and Dorothy Dutfield. She took all of her schooling in Vauxhall. She had two ponies and often during school holidays rode from Vauxhall across the prairie to Taber to visit her Grandma. Her Grandma thought this was a great idea and kept the pony in her backyard during these visits. Avis would also ride one of the ponies to Retlaw to take music lessons.

Avis married her husband, Nick Ostafichuk; and they took up farming in the Vauxhall area. Avis was active in the order of the Eastern Star and St. Stephen Anglican Church where she would often have church services in her home, the Vauxhall seniors club and also often volunteered as a canvasser for different groups. Avis and Nick retired in Vauxhall in 1974. She was later talked into being a lab technician for Vauxhall Foods.

Many happy hours were spent fishing, camping and visiting with friends. Avis liked playing games and learning to play bridge became a favourite pastime. Avis and Nick enjoyed their retirement and especially the time spent with their children, grandchildren, and family friends.

A small, private service will be held in Lethbridge at Archmount Memorial Gardens at a later date. If anyone so desires, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

Photos, memories, and condolences may be shared

through http://www.parkmemorial.com.

Park Memorial

Edmonton 780-426-0050

Family Owned Funeral Home

Crematorium, Reception Centre


SOROCHAN

JEAN ROSELLIE SOROCHAN, beloved wife of the late John Sorochan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Daniel Zopoula officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Jean’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WELLS

MARY ANN WELLS, “Mia’nistohkomiaakii”, passed away on March 11th, 2021 in Cardston, AB at the age of 86 years. A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID-19 – A Total of 20 people will be allowed in the building.)

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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