June 20th, 2024

SATURDAY, June 5, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 5, 2021.


This is a very sad time. James was taken from us far too soon. He had passed away in his sleep due to a Health-Related Issue that was unknown to both James and us on Friday, May 28, 2021.

He will be dearly missed and is survived by his mother Brenda (Oriano Delbello), Sister Brianna, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

He was predeceased by his Father, Ronald James Baldrey, his grandparents, Larry and Laura Hendrickson and James William (Slim), and (his favorite) Dorothy Baldrey and his Aunt, Sharon Hendrickson.

James was born and completed all his schooling in Lethbridge, Alberta. Growing up James was always eager to have a knock on the door from neighborhood friends to come out to play. It did not matter what time of day or what you wanted to play. It could have been driveway hockey, shoot hoops, build a snowman or igloo. It didn’t matter whether you were a boy or girl, or how old you were. He never declined an invitation even as he got older. Throughout James’ life, he loved playing and watching many sports, especially lacrosse, soccer, football, basketball and golf.

James was generous and considerate of others. He would offer what little money he had to someone he felt needed it more, and it did not matter whether he knew them or not. Although he struggled with many things in life, some things that did not change were his sense of humour, generosity and thirst for knowledge.

For those who wish, memorial donations in James’ name may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society and Heart or Stroke Foundation.

If you have a favourite memory, funny story, or even a picture you would like to share, please email it to RememberingJamesBaldrey@hotmail.com.

We will compile these together and have a “Walk Down Memory Lane” in the future so they can all be shared. Thanks.

James will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. Due to Covid restrictions, the service will be private. For those who wish, the service will be live-streamed, and can be accessed on James’ obituary.

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

Josef Buchmann

1937 – 2021

Mr. Josef Buchmann of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lore Buchmann, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

In keeping with his wishes, Josef will be privately remembered by his loving family.

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


DEON LEE CRAZY BULL passed away in Stand Off, AB on May 29, 2021 at the age of 33 years.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday, June 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a Family Service to follow at 11:00 am. (Due to COVID regulations only 20 people will be allowed into the service).

To send a condolence or Watch the Funeral please visit



June 13, 1959 – May 29, 2021

It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Guy Grubel.

Guy is survived by his loving partner Diane Vanden Hoek and his pride, joy and best friend, son Derek Guy Grubel.

Guy is also survived by his mother Carol Grubel, sister Sherry (John) Lang, sister Dawn (Dennis) Griffin, brother Darin Grubel, Derek’s mother Lesley Grubel and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Guy was predeceased by his father Herb Grubel.

At Guy’s request there will not be a funeral service. Guy did however hope that when it is safe to do so, his many many wonderful friends could get together to reminisce, share stories, beers, laughs and tears.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Perry Iwaasa

July 16, 1961 – June 3, 2021

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Perry Benedict Iwaasa on June 3, 2021, at the age of 59, at the Calgary Foothills Hospital.

He is survived by his eternal companion of 25 years, Myrna (Atwood) Iwaasa, his children, Paige (Dawson) Fogen, Marshal Iwaasa (missing), Mark Yip, Danae Stone (Dave), Erin (Darcy) Hildebrandt, Kylee Stone (Ben), his grand-children Haylee and Atlas, his 14-year-old faithful four-legged friend Mochii, his mother Miiko Iwaasa, 4 brothers and 18 nieces/nephews. A special thank-you to his brothers Milton (Kathy), Rod (Debbie) and their families for their loving support, numerous dinners, and memorable visits.

Perry is also survived by Myrna’s family, Delroy (Sharon) Atwood, Don Atwood, Maralyn (Larry) Leavitt, Cheryle (Jim) Duffin, Glenda (Ken) Kroetsch, Susan (Vern) Nelson, Shelly (Tracy) Johnson, Donna Atwood, and numerous nieces/nephews.

Perry is pre-deceased by his father Jeaune, brother Michael, sister Susan, step-son Cameron, father and mother in-law Glen and Elva Atwood, and brothers in-law Brian and Barton Atwood.

Perry will be dearly missed and forever remembered by those who knew and loved him for his compassion, sense of humour, and his generous nature.

During the last few months of Perry’s life, he was able to arrange the donation of his organs and tissues, which will save several lives and help 75 more people in need.

In honour of Perry’s memory there will be a private viewing by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, please consider registering to become an organ donor and/or contributing to the Canadian Transplant Association.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


BRIAN LE ROY JENSEN, beloved husband of Erika Jensen, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


John Edward Keenan (May 1, 1932), died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 29, 2021. It was a gentle passing preceded by an incredible life. John leaves behind Elizabeth (Elsie), his devoted wife of over 60 years, his son David (w/ wife Liz) and daughter, Jennifer, and six beautiful grandchildren.

John was a true gentleman, a people person, and a community builder. He joined Canadian Airlines International in the early days of the airline industry and was a part of the golden age of air travel. His career spanned more than 35 years with the many successor airlines that followed.

John was well-known in the Calgary community for organizing great travel related events, including Hawaiian Days at the Chinook Shopping Centre, where hula dancers and flame throwers would be flown in to brighten up a cold Calgary winter. In 1981, John accepted a promotion with Canadian Airlines and he and Elizabeth moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. There they quickly integrated themselves in the Lethbridge community, with John serving as director of Rotary Club International and on the Board of Directors, and the President’s Advisory Board, of Lethbridge Community College.

John and Elizabeth made many wonderful friends in Lethbridge, but in 2006 made the bold decision to move to Toronto to be closer to their children. Once again, John embraced community and formed many new friendships. He was a loving husband and an amazing grandfather and will be missed by many. A life well-lived.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. http://www.mghf.ca

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ALMA GRACE (REDD) MENDENHALL, beloved wife of the late Ross Mendenhall, passed away on June 4, 2021 at the age of 97 years.

She is predeceased by her daughter Gwen Mendenhall, and survived by her children Grace (Ken) Svenson, Max Mendenhall, Anne Mendenhall, Doug Mendenhall and Bruce Mendenhall.

Details of the Funeral Service and Viewing are available at the Salmon and Sons Website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid Fund or a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


1922 – 2021

ANNE PETA, born May 24, 1922, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on May 28, 2021, at the age of 99 years.

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on June 5th and live-streamed from St. Basil’s Church with Father Kevin Tumback at 11:00 AM.

To send a condolence, please visit



LOUIS “LOUIE” RAVOY Sr. was born in Svedernik, Czechoslovakia on January 15th, 1929.

He is predeceased by his father and mother, Joseph and Antonia Ravoy as well as his siblings Stefan Ravoy, Anne Duraj, Joanna Zobell, and Joseph Ravoy Jr.

Louie emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was only four years old along with his older sister Joanna and younger brother Joseph Jr. and settled near Raymond, Alberta. After completing high school in Raymond, he travelled the United States on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He then moved to Edmonton where he became a licensed pilot as well as a licensed airplane and auto mechanic. The knowledge had served him well when he decided to return to the family farm near Raymond. He was well equipped to fix anything that could and would break down.

Louie met the love of his life, Valorie Krisko, and they were married in 1952. He exchanged his Harley for her ring and so their life together began. Louie became well known in the area for being a “jack-of-all trades”. He became very skilled at welding and mechanics and helped many neighbors and friends in mechanical distress. Early in his farming career he had a terrible farming accident where he sustained head injuries and the loss of his right arm. Miraculously he recovered and Valorie soon became his right hand and together they raised five children. Because of his diverse interest from politics to geography, mechanics, war machines and you name it, he was always interesting to talk to. Many good discussions took place amongst neighbors and friends at the Ravoy family table. He continued farming, trucking and ranching until he retired and became an inspiration to many people who said he could do more with one hand than many could do with two.

Louie’s hard work paid off and he was able to retire and travel more of the United States for almost twenty years. Valorie recalls Louie helping people on vacation who had engine trouble.

Louie had a quiet but strong faith in God that helped him through the tough times and there were many. His family is left with much wisdom to draw from for years to come. He loved poetry and if you were fortunate he would recite Rudyard Kipling’s “The Ballad of East and West” to you. He always appreciated every blessing that came his way especially his wife and children. His sense of humor was truly a gift. Even in the last seven years of his life when he had dementia he was able to find humor in the simple things.

Louie was a faithful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be remembered by all who knew him.

“Thank you Louie for teaching us all how to be a better person by the way you lived your life.”

The Ravoy family would like to thank Dr. Tollestrup in Raymond and the entire medical team at Raymond Hospital who cared for Louie in his last days. A special thanks also to his nurse Janet and the rest of the team from Lethbridge Home Care. Your care was much appreciated.

A private Service will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 1:00PM

The service will be livestreamed and can be accessed via Louis’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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

REEDER, Dorothy

February 8, 1928 – June 1, 2021

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DOROTHY PEARL REEDER of Picture Butte, AB on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Mom was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, auntie and friend.

Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Shirley Olsen, Patti Phillips (Tom), and Laurie Reeder (Alan), 9 grandchildren, Tracey, Christie, Michelle, Tobie, Terri-Jo, Michael, Mandy, Neil and Starr, and 22 great-grandchildren, sister, Melba Bergman (Mel) and brother Frank Dewsbery (Ruth) and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Jack, son David, son-in-law Karl Olsen and parents Frank (Duke) and Edith Dewsbery.

Mom was born in Raymond AB and moved to Picture Butte when she was in Grade 4. Duke worked at the sugar factory and they lived on “Brick Row”. Mom attended school in Picture Butte where she was an honor student and loved English, art, math, spelling and writing. She also loved tennis, skating, swimming and dancing. As a young lady Mom worked part-time at Godfrey’s theatre and Price’s Pharmacy. One day Dad came into the pharmacy to buy a newspaper and the joke is that he got a newspaper and date for 15 cents! Mom and Dad were married September 26, 1949. After living in Melfort, SK for a year they moved to Lethbridge and then back to Picture Butte where she lived until her passing.

Mom worked many years as the Picture Butte librarian and at the Scotia Bank making many memorable friendships.

Mom was always proud of her British heritage and cherished her trip to England with Duke. She fondly reminisced her dream trip to Hawaii and always looked forward to the summer day trips to Waterton.

Mom had a beautiful testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and served in many callings over the years. She was well known for her famous lemon meringue pie and hand-dipped chocolates at Christmas.

Mom had a great love for her family and played a big part in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they all love her deeply. She was an example of strength, integrity and humility. She was kind to everyone and was a very special Auntie to her nieces and nephews. Mom always had a positive outlook on things and you never heard her complain, she always “danced in the rain”. We will always cherish our memories and be so grateful to have been blessed with such a special spirit we know as Mom.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Wong for all his care the past 10 years and for always putting a smile on Mom’s face. Also, thank you to Piyami Place for their care this past year.

Friends are invited to meet the family on Sunday June 6, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge. Due to Covid Restrictions, attendance will be limited to 20 guests at a time. Please register by calling Salmon and Sons Funeral Home.

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Monday June 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm. The Service will be live-streamed and accessed via Dorothy Reeder’s obituary on the Salmon and Sons Website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


1946 – 2021

Keith Edwin Rieder passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family on May 31, 2021 at the age of 74 years. At Keith’s request there will be no funeral.

Those wishing to celebrate Keith’s life are asked to provide a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Jack Ady Cancer Centre. 960-19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5 albertacancer.ca

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

Michelle White Cow/One Owl

At the tender age of 25 years, Michelle White Cow (One Owl) passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family/friends on Wednesday, May 30, 2021.

She leaves behind her three young children: Jordan, McKayla, Alex Jr., her loving parents Barbara & Joe One Owl; and her siblings: Daniel, Dwayne, Reba, Dylan, Justin, and Bryer; and many other loving relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

Prayer Service will be held on Monday, June 7, at 11:00 am at Snodgrass Funeral Homes, Pincher Creek, followed by a two-day Wake at Wanda (Warren) Plain Eagle’s residence on Piikani Nation in Brocket.

Funeral Service to be held at Wanda’s property on June 9, 2021, at 1:00 pm with Mel Boerema & Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating. Interment to be held at Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the One Owl/White Cow families with funeral

arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


CLARA SUSANNA WILLMS, beloved wife of the late Arnold Willms, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 83.

Clara is survived by her sister, Doreen Kroeker of Virgil, Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Annie Kroeker, her sisters Valida Wall and Marianne Kroeker.

Clara was born in Hague, a small rural town in Saskatchewan, on July 1, 1937. God graciously saved her at the age of eight, with her parents’ guidance. Most of her young years were spent in Ontario and then she moved to Alberta in September 1964 to attend Bible School in Coaldale. The following year, she moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta and met the love of her life, Arnold, and they were married on November 12, 1966. They moved to Lethbridge on a farm in the Summer of 1970. Clara worked at the Royal Bank as a bank teller and later as a finance clerk in Pincher Creek for three years and then for twenty-seven years in Lethbridge.

Clara, who was also called ‘Clarie’ by some family members, was a blessing to so many people. She was such a kind and loving person, and her love for other people and for her Lord and Saviour was so evident in her words and actions. She had a heart for missions and for those who did not know Jesus, that they might have the opportunity to come to know Him. Underlying all of this was her strong faith in the One who had saved her and sustained her through trials and difficulties, and brought her many blessings throughout her life.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Clara will be laid to rest with her husband Arnold in Mountain View Cemetery.

The Funeral and Graveside Services will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Clara’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


It is with heavy hearts that we acknowledge Frank Wince (Ferenc Wincze) passed away May 28, 2021 in Calgary. He was 93 years old. Frank is survived by his wife Evelyn (nee Zasadny) and daughters Colleen (Brian Luco, Shawn & Martine, Erin), Yvonne (Murray Scalf, Jane), Sheryl (Harry Harder, Jeffrey & Danielle, Cameron, Alicia, Travis & Rylee Allerdings) and Susan (Tim Fitzsimmons, Robert). For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit at http://www.piersons.ca.

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