April 17th, 2021

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 6, 2021.


Oct. 16, 1950 – Apr. 3, 2021

SHERRY LEE BROOKS (née Ully), our Greemum, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, after a long battle with a rare, untreatable Sarcoma Cancer, at the age of 70 years.

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JOY ELAINE CAMPBELL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

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MAY CUNNINGHAM, beloved wife of Verne Cunningham, of Lethbridge (formally Regina, SK), passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

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CATHERINE “CATHIE” McGINTY, beloved wife of the late James “Jim” McGinty, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 86 years.

A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Francis and Cybele Noronha officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Both services will be live streamed and may be accessed via Cathie’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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Anne Murray

1930 – 2021 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Thelma Murray (nee Lagoyda), a loving wife, mother and friend to many, who passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the age of 90 years.  Anne will be laid to rest with her husband Alex at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  She is survived by her sons Kenneth (Jean) Murray of Pincher Creek, Warren Murray of Lethbridge and daughter Brenda Anderson of Vancouver, British Columbia and their families. She will be remembered by close friends Marion and Don Hamilton and by her neighbor Joyce Klassen.  She was predeceased by her husband Alex Murray, her parents, brother and sister.  Anne was born in Hardieville on July 18, 1930. As a child she remembered her parents making the day trip to Lethbridge by horse and buggy to get supplies. Anne stayed behind and attended to the needs of her siblings. She learned to cook and bake at a very young age. Anne worked as the head cashier at Canada Safeway in Taber before her retirement and made many friends. After Alex’s death, she relocated from Taber to her birth home of Lethbridge (Hardieville).  Anne was a caring and generous woman, an avid gardener and fer-vent fisherwoman, she lived to cast a line at Beauvais Lake, always eager for a day of fishing. She loved to crochet. Over the years she made countless blankets for the Taber Brownie/Guide raffles. If someone was having a baby there was always a blanket ready to gift to the new mom and baby. If you needed vegetables, her garden provided to many.  Anne saw every year as a gift. Determined to stay in her own home, she received the best of excellent care from home care and her doctors. Her family is so very grateful to them all for the time spent with her and their dedication to their work. They became her friends. Anne will be missed.  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


It is with great sadness, the family of KAY OSAKA announces her passing on Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 96. Kay was the beloved wife of the late Frank Osaka.

Kay will be lovingly remembered by her children Larry, Gary (Robyn), Doug (Janice), Doreen, Brian (Lois), Judy (Harry) Irvine, her brother Ray (Berniece) Masuda, her sisters-in-law Irene Masuda, Yumiko Osaka and Eleanor Katakami, as well as ten grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Iwao and Koura Masuda and brothers Shiro, Mineo, Osamu, and Akio.

Kay was a hard-worker with a gentle spirit. We will treasure all our memories of the good times shared enjoying her delicious family meals and all the beautiful crafts she created.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating. A memorial will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and koden, memorial donations may be made to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta or a charity of one’s choice.

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ELVIS CLOVIS SHOT ON BOTH SIDES, passed away on March 24, 2021 at the Cardston Hospital at the age of 64 years.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and Thursday April 8 from 9:00 – 11:00 am (Due to New COVID regulations, the building will be closed periodically for sanitizing) with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID – Only 20 people will be allowed into the service) Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.

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SORGE, Brent Allen


Family is sad to announce the sudden passing of Brent Allen Sorge on April 3, 2021. Full obituary to follow. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


DR. ALLEN “AL” TRAUTMAN, beloved husband of Geri Trautman and cherished father to Victoria (Ryan) Becker and Micheal (Dayna) Trautman, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

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Jeanette Wachtler

1951 – 2021

We are heartbroken to announce that Jeanette Wachtler, of Lethbridge, cherished Mother of Colleen Gatzky, was taken home by her Heavenly Father on April 1, 2021 at the age of 69, just in time to be there for Easter.

Jeanette was born Nov 5, 1951 to parents Myrtle and Edmund Wachtler. She spent her early years in Milk River; her family moved to Calgary in 1965 where she lived until she moved to Lethbridge in 1978 with her daughter.

Jeanette worked for AGT during her time in Calgary and had several jobs in Lethbridge including working as a waitress at the El Rancho Hotel, and as a clerk typist for Alberta Fish and Wildlife and later for Alberta Education. However, she found her true calling when she attended nursing school at Alberta Vocational College in Calgary and graduated in 1995 as an LPN. She worked as an LPN in Lethbridge and surrounding areas while continuing her nursing education at the University of Lethbridge. She graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing in 2005. Jeanette particularly enjoyed her work at the hospital on 3A with the babies and new moms.

Jeanette yearned to find a way to combine her strong Christian Faith and her desire to serve and take care of those in need. This led her to her medical missions with Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope in 2011. She served on over 50 missions in 40 countries and continents and she loved every moment of it…especially those babies! She would come home with her iPad full of photos and anyone who knew her would have to plant themselves down to share her experience!

When she found time between her work and her missions, Jeanette could be found riding her motorcycle, enjoying pizza with her friends and fellowshipping at Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle.

Jeanette is survived by her only Daughter, Colleen Gatzky (Rich), her brother Phil (Donna) and Sister in Law Cindy, and nieces and nephews James, Douglas, Edmund, Vicki and her son Bradon, Derek (Tresley) and their children Jovie, Jaxon and Neve, Tammie and her son Maddox, Nicole and Courtney. She is also survived by her first husband Ian Stirling and second husband Louie Lippa.

Jeanette was predeceased by her parents Myrtle and Edmund, her brothers Gregory and Tom, her sister Theresa and her brother in law Ephram.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00pm with Pastor Frank Allen of Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle officiating. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Jeanette’s obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, a memorial donation may be made to the Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle at 1805 9 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1H8; or Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope at: Joyce Meyer Ministries – Canada, P.O. Box 7700 STN Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2 or at their website, joycemeyer.org

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