April 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, March 26, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 26, 2021.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Allan Gerhan at his home, on March 18, 2021.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 50 years – Shirley, his daughter Deanna (Gene) Atkins of Vulcan, granddaughter Amber Atkins of Lethbridge, AB, brother Dan (Marlene) Gerhan of Campbell River, BC, sisters Elaine (Ed) Carpenter of Lethbridge and Fay (Steven) Boucher of Hope, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Lomond Cemetery at a later date.

Tributes in Bruce’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, AB/NWT, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


RONALD JOHN GRANT, beloved husband of Peggy Grant, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the age of 68 years.

Ron will be dearly missed by his family and all of his friends.

A Celebration of Life for relatives and friends will be held at a later date due to restrictions. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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ARNOLD HEALY, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 64 years.

A Public Wake / Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.

Arnold will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Rena Maldaner

1951 – 2021

Rena May Maldaner was born to Karl and Jean Maldaner on May 4, 1951. After a short illness, Rena passed peacefully from us on March 23, 2021.

Rena attended special schools in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge while living with caring families and in group homes.

Rena loved her family, babies, shopping, kittens, dogs, and birthdays, especially her own. It was her job in the last few years to shop for perfect gifts for her great nieces and nephews. Thank you to all of her caregivers and dayworkers who helped make Rena’s life easier and brighter.

Rena was predeceased by sister Ruthie in 1940, her father in 1987, her mother in 2003, and brother Earl in 1997. She leaves behind her brothers: John (Rena), David (Nan), Larry (Shelley), Brian (Barbara), Dean (Eunice), sister Lois (Doug Harrowing), sister-in-law Sally, twenty-nine nieces and nephews and a goodly amount of great nieces and nephews in Canada, Australia, and the Philippines, and a whole lot of cousins.

Her roommates, Jeanie and Alyssa, caregivers, and dear friend Alex will miss her.

Our family appreciates the dedication and compassion of the nurses and doctors of 4C at Chinook Regional Hospital.

A family Graveside Service was held in Coaldale on March 25, 2021, with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

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


Aug. 8, 1930 – Mar. 24, 2021

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, JUNE PAULINE McEWEN of Lethbridge, AB. Mom passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Her passing has created a void in the lives she left behind – one that can never be filled. Mom leaves to cherish her memory, her son: Warren (Susan), and her three daughters: Linda (Dennis), Bonnie (Richard, predeceased), and Jeanne (Harold), as well as 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Mom was born in Lethbridge, AB on Aug 8, 1930. She grew-up on the family farm, north of Lethbridge with her parents, Karl and Nellie Jorgensen, three brothers and three sisters. She married Dan McEwen in November 1948 and they moved into their home they built in Hardieville, AB., where they raised their family. She resided in their home for 65 years. Dad passed away suddenly in 1998, but Mom remained in their home in Hardieville until 2016, when she moved to the Pemmican Lodge in Lethbridge.

Mom devoted her life to raising her children and nurturing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the light of her life. Through her quiet, loving dedication to her family, she left us beautiful memories and a lasting legacy of love. How beautiful is a mother’s love. How blessed are the lives it touches.

Mom found great joy in tending to her flower gardens. She found delight in simple things like sunrises and rainbows. She loved doing crossword puzzles. But above all, she loved spending time with her family.

Some lives are like a song; every note rare and precious. We feel very lucky to have heard the music. We will always remember her humble and gracious presence, and cherish her kind heart, beautiful soul, gentle spirit, and deep love. Mom made this world a kinder and warmer place with her gentle, quiet personality, shy smile and happy giggles.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In our heart’s memory, she will linger sweetly, tenderly forever.

God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

A special thank you to Renee with Home Care, and to the amazing staff who cared for Mom in the St. Michaels Palliative Care Unit.

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

Maxine Mehalko

1930 – 2021

Mrs. Maxine Mehalko of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Mehalko, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Maxine was a full-time mom and farm wife in the Sundial area, before moving with husband Joe, to Lethbridge in 2011. She always lovingly remembered her life on the farm and had a special fondness of all the animals, especially cats. She enjoyed gardening, ladies curling, golfing at the Picture Butte Golf Course, and was an original season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Maxine is survived by her children, Cindy Rasmussen of Lethbridge, Colleen (Mike) Ciarla of Calgary, and Jo Anne Henderson of Grande Prairie; beloved grandchildren, Glen (Sarah) Rasmussen, Ashley Rasmussen, Mitchell (Lani) Carpenter, Caylee (Obed) Maurice and Lucas Stauffer; as well as adored great grandchildren Khloe and Jack Rasmussen, Cruise and Kashlyn Carpenter and Ellie Maurice; siblings Harold Dunn, Howard Dunn and Melva (Dennis) Cleland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

She was predeceased by her husband Joe; oldest brother and his wife Herbert (Ethel) Dunn; two sister in laws Fay Dunn and Louise Dunn and three half-sisters Merlene (Tony) Wolters, Myrle (Jack) Furman, and Myrtle (Dave) Bodie.

A private family service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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

Bryan Robertson

1940 – 2021

In life, we loved you dearly, In death we love you still.

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert BRYAN Robertson at sunset on the 5th of March at the Chinook Regional Hospital. For 37 years, he was the dear friend and beloved partner of Joanie Freeman.

A private family service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, March 26, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Bryan’s obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to STARS http://www.stars.ca, or the Arthritis Research Center at 5591, No 3 Road, Richmond BC V6X 2C7

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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.

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