April 14th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, April 7, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 7, 2021.

BARR

BRENDA BARR, beloved wife of Robert Lacourse, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 59 years.

At Brenda’s request, no funeral will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BROOKS

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.

Sherry is survived by her husband Dale, daughter Dawneen (Colin) Cartwright and their children Blake and Chloe, daughter Shawna (Shawn) Daelynn and their children Jared and Jaxson and daughter Darcy (Brian) McKellar and their children Kennedy and Jordan; brothers: Harry (Beverly), Milton (Bonnie), Aubrey (June) and baby brother Keith (Cindy) Ully as well as special aunt Marie Ully and many in-laws, cousins nieces and nephews. Cousin Alice Dueck was a sister to Sherry and they could really chat up a storm. Whenever they got together, you had to keep an eye on them.

She was predeceased by her parents Reinhold and Muriel Ully, in-laws John and Joan Brooks, sister-in-law Susan Labuhn and nephew Mark Brooks.

Her grandchildren lovingly called her Greemum. She loved them so much, never missing a birthday or special occasion. She was the glue that held the family together. Family came first.

Sherry was born in Lethbridge, but grew up on the family farm south east of Foremost and at the family’s ranch “Big Ranch” in Elk Valley, BC. She enjoyed horseback riding in her early years on her favourite horse, Buck. When we lived in Fort McMurray, it reminded her of the mountains which she dearly loved.

Sherry was just a nice person to be around as well as a fantastic cook, passing along her skills and special recipes to her three daughters.

Sherry enjoyed countless years with family at Blaine Lake, near Kalispell, MT. You could always find her toasting marshmallows on an open fire. Once , she got her three life jackets on (just kidding). She liked to go out into the lake and swim near the boat. She would spot the kids as they skiied or tubed behind the boat.

She absolutely enjoyed going away on trips. It did not matter if it was Castle Falls, or Hawaii, she was always ready for the next big adventure at the slightest suggestion. She was in the truck with packed bags before i knew we were leaving. The top of her list was visiting her daughters and grandchildren in Westlock and Fort McMurray.

On her 70th birthday, girlfriends Faye, Bev, Val, Lois, Karen and Barb (missing Laney) did a drive-by and then sang happy birthday to her outside our front window. It was soul touching as this rowdy gang have been friends forever.

Luckily, Sherry and Dale had over 53 years together and lived a life filled with love, laughter and grace. Loved and profoundly missed does not cut it.

Special thanks to Dr. Vanderpol, Dr. Smuts (you were always a breath of fresh air) and B.J. for their help on Sherry’s journey and especially the incredible nurses in Palliative care, you are the best. Sherry’s faith in God was strong and she made it clear to family and friends that she would see them in heaven.

At Sherry’s request, no funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Sherry, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit (covenantfoundation.ca/donate) or to a charity of your choice.

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


CAMPBELL

JOY ELAINE CAMPBELL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

A Celebration of Joy’s Life will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Joy’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CHABAY

JACQUELINE “JACKIE” MICHELE CHABAY, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the age of 38 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DOUGLAS

Jan. 26, 1926 – Mar. 29, 2021

NORMA JEAN DOUGLAS, (née McCutcheon) beloved wife of the late Michael “Dutch” Douglas, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the St. Therese Villa on Monday, March 29, 2021, at the age of 95 years.

Norma is survived by her son Garry (Karleen) Douglas and daughter Shelley (Alex) Semak, grandchildren Ian (Sheri) Douglas, Kevin Douglas and Mark Semak; and great-grandchildren Wyatt Douglas, Marley Douglas and Kysen Semak as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Michael “Dutch” Douglas, her parents Edgar and Ethel McCutcheon, sister, Stella and brother Aubrey “Rusty”.

Norma was born in Calgary, Alberta but resided in Lethbridge most of her life. Norma managed the Sears Catalogue Dept. for over 40 years. She enjoyed bowling, curling and golfing. She spent 40 years golfing with her husband and friends and relatives in California.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa for their care.

At Norma’s request no services will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Margaret “June” Hood

1927 – 2021

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Margaret “June” Hood of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Stan Dean. June passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the age of 93 years.

June would have loved to have everyone together to celebrate her life, however with the current health restrictions it is not possible. The immediate family members will be paying their respects privately at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2021. A live stream will be made available through the Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel website at https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/MargaretJune-Hood. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted on June’s obituary.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in June’s name can be made to the MS Society of Canada or the Ladies Auxiliary Legion Branch No. 4.

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


Bradley McClurg

1960 – 2021

Mr. Bradley Raymond McClurg of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private service will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 1:00pm with Pastor Dwayne Schaaf officiating. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Bradley’s obituary.

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


Blanche McLeod
1928 – 2021

 It is with broken hearts that the family of Blanche Florence McLeod (nee Moline), announce the passing of their mother on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the age of 93 years. She passed away peacefully with her brothers, daughter Brenda and their spouses by her side.
 As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private burial service will be held at the Barnwell Cemetery on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Blanche’s obituary page on our website and choosing the ‘service video recording’ link after 12:00 P.M. on Friday, April 9, 2021.
 Blanche will be watching over her family, her three children Gary (Marilyn) McLeod and their family Michael McLeod (Stephen Longe), Bradly McLeod (Donna Medwed) and his daughter Mackenzie, Lindsay Ross (Sean) and their children Liam and Carter, all of Calgary; Terry (Brendan) Woodman of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; Brenda (George) Wright, their son Jordan Wright and his son Grayson, all of Cardston. She is also survived by two brothers Ernie (Betty) Moline and Keith (Chris) Moline; sister Margaret Schwarz-Clark and by numerous family members and nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her beloved husband Lawrence McLeod in 2018 and by numerous other family.
 Blanche was a sweetheart baby, born in Farmington, New Mexico on February 14, 1928. Her parents Samuel and Lilla Moline moved the family to Barnwell when she was a child, where they lived the rest of their lives. She was from a family of nine boisterous fun loving children!
 Many of you knew Blanche as a dedicated hairstylist. Her passion for doing hair was just one of her many ways of bringing out the best in people. She loved the many friendships with her clients and the fun that was always a buzzin in her salon. She had a very hard time retiring. She loved her nieces and nephews and will be fondly remembered by them for her hair. She embraced life with grace, style and honesty. Her laugh was infectious and her friendship true. Blanche lived with God in her heart every moment and shared with anyone who would listen. Blanche was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and instant friend to everyone she met.
 “Mom, we love you and will miss you always. You will leave A large hole in our hearts and the hearts of all who knew you.”
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Martin “Marty” Mueller

1950 – 2021

Mr. Marty Mueller of Lethbridge passed away at home on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


RICHARDSON

RICHARD “RICK” RICHARDSON, beloved husband of Pat Richardson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at the age of 73 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TRAUTMAN

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.

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Both services will be live streamed and may be accessed via Al’s obituary on the Cornerstone website at their respective times.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

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

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


Abram Wieler

1959 – 2021

Mr. Abram “Abe” Wieler, beloved husband of Mrs. Sheila Wieler passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Cathy Wind

1954 – 2021 

Catherine Margaret Wind (nee Ypma), beloved wife of Mike Wind, passed away at home after a hard fought battle with cancer on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the age of 66 years. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. A private funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Taber on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by clicking on the livestream link that will be available by visiting http://www.tabercrc.org at 11:00 A.M. the day of the service.  Besides Mike, her husband and best friend of forty six years, Cathy is survived by their seven children Monica (Terry) and her children Katie (Eric) John and Nathan; Karen (Scott) and her son Alex; Jeremy (Erin) and their children Madison, Jayden, Abigail, Levi and Bethany; Linda (Grant) and their children Bria, Emberly and Annika; Rachel (Darrel) and their children Hannah, Aiden, Jaxon, Tyson and Genevieve; Cheryl (Scott) and their children Reece and Mason; Kevin (Pam) and their children Leah, Cameron, Avery and Naomi. She is also survived by three brothers, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, grandson Miguel, son-in-law Justin Hall, brother Siebe Ypma, brother-in-law Klaas Linker and Mike’s parents John and Evelyn Wind. Cathy was born in Strathroy, Ontario, the youngest of seven children of Anne and Minke Ypma. She grew up on the farm in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cathy waitressed through high school and then gained employment with the federal government. One day, while visiting her older sister, she met a long haired trucker named Mike Wind. It was love at first sight, for him anyway. He followed her and her family to Southern Alberta in 1975, where they married shortly after and began farming potatoes with her brothers. In 1989, they struck out on their own, and Windiana Farms was born.  Their marriage was one that their children can only hope to emulate. They were partners in business and in life. They took care of and respected each other and were a true vision of what love and ultimate friendship can be. They loved traveling and were able to see much of the world. Their favourite travel destination was Arizona, where they spent many happy weeks at their home there.  For those who didn’t know Cathy well, they would likely describe her as kind, gentle and perhaps a bit shy and they would be right. But those who had the privilege of knowing her best will also fondly remember her dry, quick wit, her sarcasm and her stubborn streak.  Cathy had the definition of a servants heart, always ready to do for others, preferably behind the scenes. She had a solid, unwavering faith and while she wasn’t ready to leave just yet, she had lived her life knowing that death is just the beginning of eternal life with Jesus.  “We could go on and on about our precious mom. How her eyes would squint and she wouldn’t make a sound when she laughed really hard, her empathetic ‘mom face’ that could bring us to tears. The single syllable that let you know she disapproved of something, her eye roll at dads jokes, her numerous domestic skills, her dislike of games and her strong work ethic, but the most important thing you need to know about her is how much she loved her family. Besides her faith, family was everything. She loved us so deeply that the idea of our family without her, the glue, feels nearly impossible and leaves us with an ache that will last forever.”  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Cathy’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2L4 (http://www.foodgrainsbank.ca). Cathy’s family would like to thank Dr. Smuts, Tammy and the entire home care team, Dr. Armstrong, the staff at Jack Ady Cancer Centre and the Johnson’s pharmacists for going above and beyond in their care for her.  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 

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