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WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 7, 2021.

Margaret Baczuk

1936 – 2021

First My Mother, Forever My Friend

The children of Margaret Baczuk are heartbroken to announce the passing of their precious Mom in the early morning of Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Mom was such an amazing woman who loved to cook, bake, garden and be in charge of her family. There are so many fond memories of tail gate parties in the field during beet harvest time; a feast of cabbage rolls, potatoes, gravy, fresh baked bread and greens from Mom’s prize garden, apple, peach, lemon and chocolate pies. She would always bring a bottle of hot coffee on long days so we wouldn’t fall asleep while driving loads of sugar beets to Coaldale or Broxburn and the homemade crab apple juice was freely flowing at all times. Mom’s kitchen was always open; many stories were told at that Board Room (Kitchen) Table. After Dad’s passing, Mom especially found solace with her cats Lulu Lemon and Mooshie.

Mom’s sense of humor, fierce love for her family and the consistent strength she displayed whenever the need to defend us. was beyond admirable.

Mom was pre-deceased by her devoted and loving husband John, her parents, Michael and Teresa Hetesy, a sister, two brothers and their spouses.

Margaret is survived by her four children; Dwayne (Coby), Brenda (Charles), Linda and Darryl (Denise). She is also survived by her four grandchildren Chad, Destiny, Jordan and Dylan.

A public Funeral Service to celebrate and honour our Mom will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Numbers 6;24-26 – May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you His Peace.

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MELISSA “ANNIE” BIRD passed away on June 27, 2021 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 38 years. The Family Service will be held on Thursday, July 8 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home. The Wake will be held on Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 pm – Midnight at Jesse Bird’s residence. The Funeral Service will take place on Friday, July 9 at 11:00 am at Jesse Bird’s residence. Interment to take place in Blood Band Cemetery.

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Mr. Calvin “Cal” Wesley Goudy of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mary Goudy, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the age of 97 years.

Cal is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cal’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

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


DONALD CAMERON MACLENNAN, beloved husband of Sheila MacLennan, passed away on July 2, 2021 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Brian Gordon Ritchie

1947 – 2021

Brian Gordon Ritchie of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, July 01, 2021 at the age of 73 years after a battle with cancer.

He is survived by his sister Janice, and nephew Paul. Also left to mourn are his brother in law Grant, nieces Krystle and Danielle and their families. He is also survived by his brothers Ian and Alan and their families.

We would like to thank the Palliative Care doctors and nurses at St. Michael’s for their excellent care during Brian’s final journey.

He was predeceased by his dad Bill, mom Kathy, and sister Dorothy.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400, 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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Jolana Snicer

1923 – 2021

Mrs. Jolana Snicer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Snicer, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the age of 97 years.

Jolana was born on July 13, 1923, in Antalouce, Czechoslovakia, one of four children to Inganatio and Anna. She was raised and educated in Czechoslovakia. She married Michael and together they immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling in Lethbridge.

Jolana was an active volunteer at the Chinook Regional Hospital for over 16 years, as well as a long-time member of St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church. She has served in the church choir and remained active in many aspects of the church.

She began working for the city of Lethbridge in October of 1959 until her retirement in October 1984. She worked at city hall as a custodian for 25 years.

She is a past member of the Lethbridge Czechoslovakia club. Jolana enjoys knitting, creating Ukrainian eggs that she displayed on Heritage Day in August.

Jolana is predeceased by her sister Olga Jurina; two brothers, John and Jaroslov Negro.

She is survived by her son Michael (Sue McCulloch) Snicer.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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MANDI ELIZABETH STASIUK of Lethbridge, best friend and wife of Chris Stasiuk and mom to Chayse (Jared), Eden (Brock), Malachi (Kassi), Eva, Eli, Grace and the late Isaiah, daughter of Sheila Fehr and Henry Fehr, sister to Joe (Shauna), Rachel, and Rebekah (Daniel), daughter-in-law to Marlene and Mel (Kathy), sister-in-law to Leah (Karl), and aunt to Micah, Annah, Mak and Bohdi, passed away Thursday, July 1 at the age of 44.

No funeral will be held, and instead, there will be a celebration of life for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider registering as an organ donor at https://myhealth. alberta.ca/Pages/OTDRHome.as px.

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Nadya Wasilenko

November 6, 1926 – June 25, 2021

Mrs. Nadya Wasilenko of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Fred Wasilenko passed away peacefully with family at her side at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

Nadya was born in Belarus and came to Canada in 1950 with her husband Fred, landing in Halifax and settling in Picture Butte. In 1954 they moved to Coaldale and remained until Fred’s passing in 1994. She then moved to Lethbridge where she resided until her passing.

Nadya was an amazing woman who made friends everywhere she went and will be missed by many.

Nadya is survived by her four sons Walter (Lynn) from Lethbridge, Tony (Caroline) from Victoria, Victor (Peggy) from Salmon Arm, and John (Sheryl) from Kelowna. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Shelley, Darla (Andrew), Natasha (Blair), Shawn (Lotje), Caylee (Cam), Kirista, Chase, as well as her great grandchildren Lincoln, Jessica, Tatiana (Marko), Connor, Chlea’, Bryson, Zoey, Torrey and Raeya.

A time of Prayer will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am at THE ASSUMPTION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 907 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Antonie Ciobanu, celebrant.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice.

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