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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 28, 2021.


KEITH CHARLESWORTH passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, early Monday, May 24, 2021 at the age of 74 years with his brother Mark and Mark’s family by his side, his hand resting on his beloved dog, Buddy’s head. He spoke to Buddy saying, “Come on big boy, let’s go”.

Left to cherish Keith’s memory are his grandsons: Justin, Jordan and Brandon Marshall. He will be missed by his brothers and sister: George, Dale (Jo-Ann), Mark (Debi) and Shelly (John); his aunts Bev and Eileen as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was predeceased by his wife B.J., his parents Helen and Ab and his sister Donna.

A very special thanks to Jeremy, Cassandra, Keely and Elizabeth Charlesworth for their loving kindness, care and continual assistance to Keith during his last years. Thank you to the staff at AgeCare Columbia and the ICU team at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Per Keith’s wishes, a simple graveside service and a big party with a keg will be held when covid permits.

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Maria Cramer

1927 – 2021

Mrs. Maria Cramer of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the age of 93 years.

Maria was born December 22, 1927 in Nurnberg, Germany.

She is survived by her 2 daughters Helen (Scott) Johnson and Karen (Mike) Court; 3 sons Bob (Colleen) Cramer, Bill (Aileen) Cramer and Al (Diana) Cramer, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Garland Jonker as well as the nurses and staff at Park Meadows Village for their wonderful care of our mom.

Maria will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

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Selina Cutler

1926 – 2021

Selina Cutler of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Charles Cutler, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge at the age of 94.

She was born to William and Helen Provost in Northfield, Vermont on Sept. 8, 1926. At the age of 2 she moved with her parents to a farm at Coronation, Alberta. Selina completed grades 1-9 in Coronation and high school in Castor. She moved to Lethbridge in 1945 where she attended Garbutt Business College and where she married Charles Cutler. They lived in several southern Alberta towns before settling on a farm in the Sunnyside area. After Charles’ death in 1967, Selina moved into Lethbridge and worked at Woolco for 15 years until her retirement. She enjoyed bingo, bowling and coffee with her friends at the mall.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles and one son Leonard. She is survived by one son, Ed (Mary) one granddaughter, Lori (Nick) Kuzyk and one great-granddaughter, Poppy.

The family would like to thank the staff at Garden View Lodge and Legacy Lodge for the care provided during her stay.

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

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Joseph Dobbs


Joseph Paul Dobbs passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the age of 83. After several months of declining health while being graciously cared for at Edith Cavell Care home and a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Joseph died peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his beloved wife Maxine and their children by his side.

He is survived by Maxine, his loving wife of 56 years, his two children, Brian Dobbs of Lethbridge, and Lori (Dobbs) Ruziska, her husband Bill and two precious grandsons, Riley and Parker of San Jacinto, CA. He also leaves behind three siblings; Helen (Bill) Patterson, Lorne (Maria) Dobrowolski, Ed (Sandra) Dobrowolski, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Joseph worked from a young age in various businesses and his endeavors included several decades in property management while living in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 2002, Joseph and his wife moved to Lethbridge, AB. They spent their winters in sunny California enjoying their loving grandsons and family.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at Edith Cavell care home and the Chinook Regional Hospital. Their care and kindness extended to our Joe was very much appreciated. May God bless you Joe/Dad/Papa- you are so loved and will be greatly missed. Thanks for the memories

At Joe’s request, there will be no Service. If one so chooses, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joes’s memory to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Brett Dunne

2001 – 2021

Brett Marshall Allen Dunne of Lethbridge, was taken tragically from us far too soon, on Friday, May 21, 2021 two weeks short of his 20th birthday.

Brett entered our world on June 3, 2001 here in Lethbridge. He had a rough time early on being diagnosed with cancer at 7 1/2 months. He fought through and was very proud to be a cancer survivor.

Brett did all his schooling in Lethbridge, graduating from CCH in 2019. He played various sports including soccer, baseball, ball hockey and bowling. As a teenager he was an avid soccer player and fan.

Brett was truly a social butterfly. He had too many friends to count and loved his family dearly. He looked up to his big brother right from a very early age and in recent times enjoyed working on their vehicle together and cruising. They enjoyed camping trips, just the two of them, and had more adventures planned.

Brett will be deeply missed by his mother, Melanie Dunne; father Tim (Renee) Dunne; brother Braedan Dunne; step sisters Danielle Bateman, Briana Bateman (Brandon Derksen); step niece and nephew Charlie and Bentley Derksen,; grandparents Marshall and Evangeline Jaremco, Allen and Velma Dunne. He will be remembered by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Public Viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South. Please book a time to pay your respects by visiting https://www. fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Brett-Dunne and scrolling to the bottom of Brett’s obituary or call our office at 403-328-2361

A private family service will be held. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family invites you to watch the service via livestream at 11:00am on Saturday, May 29, 2021 by visiting https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/ obituary/Brett-Dunne by scrolling to the bottom of Brett’s obituary.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Brett’s name may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Alberta South Region) 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2C9 or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8.

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CLARA HEALY “Koo duun”, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at the Chinook Reginal Hospital, at the age of 80 years old.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, June 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID – Only a limited number of people will be allowed into the service) Interment to follow at One Spot Cemetery.

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Karen Klassen

1968 – 2021 

Karen Marie Klassen, passed away in Taber on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the age of 52 years. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Monday, May 31, 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 visiting Karen’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 10:45 A.M. on Monday, May 31, 2021. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Stephen George Laycock, beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle passed away May 25, 2021 from an accidental overdose in Chilliwack, BC. He will be remembered for his willingness to always lend a helping hand, his devotion to Cathy, sense of humor, and remarkable work ethic.

Steve was born September 23, 1970 in Lethbridge, AB, and currently called Chilliwack, BC home. His passions were music, reading, kindness to animals, the outdoors, and he was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan.

He struggled with drug addiction most of his life. It is heartbreaking to lose someone to addiction. The stigma surrounding addiction needs to change. We share this with the hope that if people in your life are struggling in a similar way you will reach out with love and compassion to support them in getting help.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Dunbar, his parents, Bill and Carol Laycock, six siblings: Dan Laycock (Beth), Deborah Forsyth (Nathan), Peter Laycock (LoraLee), Michael Laycock (Jennifer), Christine Laycock, and John Laycock, grandmother Raye Scalone, and fifteen nieces and nephews. Steve was precious to all of us and will be remembered every day.

Because of Covid, a private family memorial service has taken place in Chilliwack, BC.

In honor of Stephen, please donate to Narcotics Anonymous or to your local recovery center.

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January 10, 1953 – May 18, 2021

HELEN “TAVIA” ANDRÉE MAHEU passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit with family and close friends at her side, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Thank you Tavia for all of the gifts you gave your friends and family over the 68 years you were with us on this earth. You were generous of spirit, kind to all, exceptionally creative and forever beautiful. You gifted us with two fine sons: Ira (Kira) and Lorien (Christine). You are leaving a legacy of light and love to your two grandchildren: Jasper and Opal, who will know you in spirit even though, sadly, you never met them in person. You were loved and admired by many dear friends, cousins and colleagues. You lovingly cared for Mary and Chuck with compassion and grace. You shared your wisdom and knowledge with all of those you touched and loved. Pictures, collages and other pieces of art that illustrate your creative brilliance will live on in our lives and “colour” fond memories forever.

In some unknown way, you will be joining those who went before, your parents Ruth and Marcel and your Aunt Andée and Uncle Yves.

“As she was beautiful, a shining light in life, so she shall remain in the hearts of all those who loved her.”

You gifted me with all that is good and bright and lovely in this world. Your loving sister, Barb.

Details surrounding the Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, once the current Covid restrictions are lifted.

In memory of Helen (Tavia) Maheu, donations can be made to McKillop United Church (403-328-2703) or a charity of your choice.

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Albert Prairie Chicken


Athletic, musical, good listener, and kindhearted — these are a few words that describe Albert Prairie Chicken, who passed away peacefully on Monday, May 24, 2021, at his home in Vista Village, Pincher Creek. He was 81 years.

He leaves behind his children: Trevor, Dallas, Lucian, Lisa and adopted children: Robin & Melissa and many other family & friends.

Funeral Service to be held Monday, May 31, at 9:00 AM at Snodgrass Funeral Homes, Pincher Creek. Interment to take place at St. Cyprian’s Anglican Cemetery, Brocket. Gathering restrictions in place. As there will be no meal due to Covid restrictions, the family requests contributions to be made at Snodgrass Funeral Home.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Prairie Chicken

family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.

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