June 24th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 16, 2021.

Donald “Don” Atkinson

1936 – 2021

Mr. Donald “Don” Atkinson of Pincher Creek, beloved husband of Mrs. Cecilia Atkinson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Burton, on June 10, 2021, beloved husband of Kathleen Burton of Creston, BC, at the age of 78.

Lloyd was born on December 19, 1942, in Lethbridge, AB to Ralph and Lula Burton. Lloyd was employed with Eaton’s for 13 years and went on to work at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre as a Correctional Officer and retired after 28 years. It was there, at the Correctional Centre that he met his future wife, Kathleen McCall and on December 11, 1981, Lloyd and Kathleen were married and his family grew with 3 daughters. Lloyd was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4 in Lethbridge, AB and the Lethbridge Motorcycle Club prior to moving to Creston.

Once retired, Lloyd and Kathleen retired to an acreage in the Creston Valley. Lloyd was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, camping, boating, ATVing and travelling by motorcycle.

Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathleen, his daughter Diane (Shane) of Edmonton, AB and children, Matthew of Taber, AB & Megan of Lethbridge, AB and daughter Barb (Patrick) of Canmore, AB and children Alexis (Joey) Corunna, ON and Maddison of Kamloops, BC. He is also survived by his sister Joyce (Sheldon) Woolf of Lethbridge, AB and family, brother Rod (Val) Burton of Bowser, BC and brother in law Paddy (Cherrill) McCall of Edmonton, AB and their children Mike (Kelly) of Canmore, AB and Kim of Edmonton, AB.

Lloyd is predeceased by his parents and his youngest daughter, Denise.

The family welcomes donations to a charity of your choosing as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers.

A private funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Creston, BC.


Mr. PATRICK FOX, beloved husband of Rose Fox, passed away at home on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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The Hatton family sadly announces the passing of their dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, MARJORIE HATTON, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Marj enjoyed life to the fullest, and lived a life filled with people and activities she loved. Her vibrant personality drew those around her close and she always wore a smile. She was born on January 3, 1932 in Claresholm, Alberta to Ellen and Ronald Hahn. In 1942, the family relocated to a farm south of Fort Macleod. Marj married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Hatton in 1951 and together they raised 3 daughters and a son in Fort Macleod. Marj was a wonderful mother and her greatest joy was spending time with her family, and singing to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her many talents included music, singing, cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting, researching family history, and old time dancing.

She had a remarkable ability to rally and motivate people to participate in projects to enhance the community.

Mom loved to play cards, visit and entertain family and friends who were always welcome and everyone remembers happy times singing around the piano with Marj. Her home was always filled with Love, Laughter and Music.

She had many longstanding friendships and was always willing to assist others with her wisdom, humor and compassion.

Marj valued community service and worked tirelessly for a variety of organizations. She went door to door raising money to help save the historic Empress Theatre and helped paint and refurbish it. She was the Co-founder and Past President of the Fort Macleod and District Allied Arts Council and was instrumental in bringing theatre productions, musical groups, The Children’s Festival and the Christmas Craft Sale to Macleod.

Marj also assisted with the Fort Macleod History books, and was a founding member of the Sew Sew club, and Fort Players Society, and she spent endless hours completing grant applications for these organizations. Her energy, determination and positivity were inspiring. The Allied Arts Council honored Marj with the Lescarbot Award in 1993.

While raising her children Marj did the books for the family business, taught piano lessons, Sunday School and volunteered at the United Church. She was an accomplished musician and played the piano and the organ, and was known for her beautiful singing voice. Mom loved camping, and fishing with her family and could always come up with gourmet type meals at the campsite.

Marj and Len liked to experience new places and traveled through Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, Hawaii and the Bahamas, and enjoyed golfing with family and friends whenever and wherever they could.

Marj had a wonderful sense of humor and a delightful laugh that lit up the room. Mom bravely contested the onslaught of Alzheimer’s disease with her sense of humor, and despite her infirmities, she lived with singing and gusto.

She was a resident of the West Highland’s dementia cottage for several years, and Marj and her family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the dedicated staff in the cottage who surrounded Mom with expertise, kindness, compassion and love. We sincerely appreciate all the wonderful things they did for Mom, and we are forever grateful.

Left to treasure the memories of her precious life are her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Wanda (Ken) HUTTON, daughter Emily and great-grandchildren Jackson and Chloe BOUTLAND; Claire HATTON, sons Judd McNAB (Kristen Brown) and Grayson McNAB; Lynette (Gary) BOYCE, daughters Brianne Boyce, Blakeley (Patrick) O’SHAUGHNESSY, Great-granddaughter Isla; Brent (Susan) HATTON; Sister Ronalda (Bill) Greenway, Brother Robert (Lynn) Hahn, and many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marj was predeceased by her beloved husband Len in 2010, her parents Ellen and Ronald Hahn, and her in-laws Emily and Walter Hatton, Albert and Lillian Hatton, Olive and Gower Kennedy, Kathleen and Duncan (Red) Kennedy, and Ethel and Jack Harris.

Due to the COVID restrictions there will not be a memorial service. A small family Celebration of Life will be held in Marj’s honor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge.

To send a message of condolence visit our website http://www.generationsfh.ca

Hazel Inglis

1924 – 2021

Mrs. Hazel Inglis of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, June 14, 2021, at the age of 97 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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VICTOR EDMUND KAUPP, beloved husband of LaVerne Kaupp, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Gordon MacMillan

1932 – 2021

Mr. Gordon MacMillan of Lethbridge, formerly of Alexandria, Ontario and beloved husband of the late Mrs. Grace MacMillan, passed away in his home with his family by his side on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age 88 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Dolores Mensch

1933 – 2021

Mrs. Dolores Mensch of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Arthur Mensch, passed away at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Monday, June 14, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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DR. MICHAEL NSISI, beloved husband of Dr. Anna Nsisi, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 18th, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Attendance will be limited to 20 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

He will be laid to rest during a Graveside Service at 2:30 P.M. with Pastors Dick DeWeert and David Harrison officiating. The Service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Michael’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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Wanda Paskuski

1930 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Wanda Paskuski announces her passing at the age of 90 years.

Wanda was born in Lithuania to John and Martha Umeris. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1947.

Wanda met George though mutual friends at a dance. They married in 1952 and settled in Lethbridge where they resided until her passing.

Wanda was a devoted wife and mother. A woman of strength and beauty, inside and out. She had a kind heart, loved animals, especially dogs and they loved her. Wanda also had many culinary talents, particularly baking. In her earlier days, she provided pies for her Mom’s downtown café. It was rumored that the “boys’ from Beny’s Chev Olds would frequent Martha’s Coffee Shop, specifically to enjoy a piece of those pies.

Wanda will be missed by her children Gary (Lori) Paskuski, Gail (Larry) Gibb, Karen (Blair) Nyrose; grandchildren Natasha (Gino) Limongiello, Christopher Gaspari, Josh (Sara) Gibb, Chad (Roisin) Gibb, Brittney (Brock Chisholm) Nyrose, Kassidy Nyrose; great-grandchildren Olivia Jalbert, Micah Gibb, Taya Gibb, Cait Gibb, Jonah Gibb; siblings Fred (Gail) Umeris, Hardy Umeris; sister-in-law Alma Umeris; brothers and sisters-in-law Ab (Jeanne) Paskuski and Roy (Vera) Paskuski, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides her loving husband George, Wanda is pre-deceased by her parents John and Martha Umeris; sister Irene Umeris; brother Arnold Umeris and sister-in-law Donna Umeris.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their devotion to caring for their “Wanda-Licious”, our precious Mom!

A Public Viewing will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South. Please book a time to pay your respects by visiting https://www.fh websites.org/ymb/obituary/Wanda-Paskuski and scrolling to the bottom of Wanda’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 2:00pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021 by visiting https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/ obituary/Wanda-Paskuski by scrolling to the bottom of Wanda’s obituary.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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1936 – 2021

ANNETTE JOYCE THOMPSON, beloved wife of H. Floyd Thompson, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 85 years.

Friends and Family are invited to attend a viewing and informal program on Friday, June 18, 2021, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, 5920 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca for more information.


Arnold Henry Wells, passed away on June 10, 2021 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 59 years.

A viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturday June 19 from 9:00 – 11:00 am 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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