July 28th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 14, 2021.

ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN

Vivian Violet Across The Mountain passed away on July 5, 2021 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 51 years. The family service will be from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday July 16, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston followed by the Wake service at the home of Rono Bare Shin Bone, Levern from 7:00 pm – midnight. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, July 17 at 1:00 pm at the home of Rono Bare Shin Bone. Interment to take place in Pioneer Cemetery, Levern.

To send a condolence please go to http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


Daryll Dunn

1976 – 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Daryll Karter Dunn of Lethbridge Alberta on July 8, 2021 at the age of 44 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday July 15, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Reception/Celebration of Life will be held afterwards at the John Martin Recreation Area located in Pavan Park, 62 AVENUE NORTH from 3-6pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Region 426 6 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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GARNER, VERNON

A. Vernon Garner of Raymond, beloved husband of the late Donna Rae Garner, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Monday July 12, 2021, at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

To send condolences, please

visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


GODLONTON

MEL GODLONTON, of Lethbridge, passed away Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

The Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Assoc (421 – 6 Ave South, Lethbridge)

To send a condolence, please

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Gary George Hofer

July 2nd, 1963 – July 8th, 2021

It is with broken hearts the we say goodbye to our beloved Gary who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Claresholm General Hospital. He is predeceased by his father, George Hofer and mother, Ann (Wollman) Pearson. Left to mourn this wonderful man are his children, Luke Hofer, Liam Hofer, Riley Hansen, and Austen Hansen and his love, Debra Dunlop. His sister, Sharon (Jerry) Waldner, niece, AnnaMarie Waldner, and nephews, Jeremy Waldner and Adam Arsene-Waldner will miss him desperately.

Gary touched all who met him with his wide smile and wonderful sense of humour. He had a great talent for storytelling that swept you away into his world.

He had a gentle spirit and a compassionate heart making him a favourite among people and animals alike. His entire family truly adored him. He always had time to lend an ear and offer sound advice.

Gary was a true cowboy in every sense of the word. He was always true to himself. He knew who he was and lived that truth. He always loved ranch life and working with horses – he may have preferred them over people.

All who knew him will miss him terribly and we will always hold him close to our hearts and remembering him will always be sweet and will fill us with joy.

At Gary’s request there will be no funeral service, although his immediate family will gather to celebrate the life of an incredible man.

And Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Fraser Leishman and the amazing staff at Claresholm General Hospital. Your love and compassion will not soon be forgotten.

Please visit zentnerfuneralhomes.ca for more information and to leave a

condolence.

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Katharina Klassen

1930 – 2021

Ms. Katharina Klassen of Coaldale, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY, with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht, officiating.

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Rick Maddeaux

1953 – 2021

Mr. Rick Maddeaux of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Moira Young, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Irma Nilsson

August 17, 1925 – July 8, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce that Irma passed away comfortably and peacefully in her Calgary care home on Thursday, July 8, 2021. She was born in Coleman, Alberta, but spent most of her life in Lethbridge. Irma was very active raising her family, golfing, curling, bowling, gardening, playing the organ and piano, travelling and being a very accomplished bridge player. Endowed with a great sense of humour, she was generous to all and well respected in the community. We will all miss her very much!

She will be lovingly remembered by her other son, Dave Shaw and his wife Louise; Tim’s wife, Betty; Irma’s grandchildren, Allison (Neil), Eric (Katherine), Taylor (Sarah), Elise (Jay); as well as Irma’s 8 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her first husband, Norris Shaw in 1967; by her second husband, Byron Nilsson in 2013; and her oldest son, Tim Shaw, in 2020.

Please join us in a Celebration of Irma’s Life at Paradise Canyon Golf Course, 185 Canyon Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to send a donation to the Brenda Strafford Foundation, which operates the seniors care facility that treated Mom so well over the past few months.

Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

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Ivan Orich

1948 – 2021

Mr. Ivan Orich of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Linda Orich, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the age of 72 years.

Dad started trucking in 1968 working for North American Van Lines local agent McLean Moving, He soon purchased his own truck and became owner operator working long distance originally McLean Moving and latter with Mackie Moving Systems. Prior to retirement he worked with John Gray Moving. His carrier stretched 53 years. His passion was his family and spending winters in Needles California Will his many friends golfing and visiting.

Ivan is survived by his wife Linda; son Kevin (Vicki); daughter Vicky (Orin); grandchildren Teanna (Russel) Cheviez, Cassandra (Jordan); four great grandchildren, and his unofficial second son Shane Bowkett.

We all know that Ivan loved a great party and in that spirit there will be a small private family service with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200-325 Manning Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

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Stuart McKendrick Park

August 18, 1938 – July 5, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Stuart Park passed away at the Claresholm Hospital on July 5, 2021 at the age of 82.

A Celebration of life will be held at ZENTNER FUNERAL HOMES – 4079 1st Street West, Claresholm, Alberta on July 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

Please visit zentnerfuneralhomes.ca for more information and to leave a

condolence.

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PRICE

RUSSELL DONALD PRICE, passed away at the Milk River Long Term Care Facility on Monday, June 28, 2021 in his 85th year.

The beloved husband of Janine Price of Coutts, Alberta, cherished father of Joel and Kathy of Ajax, Ontario, Norman and Heather of Edmonton and Glenn of Coutts, Alberta. Lovingly remembered by five grandchildren Ashley, Sarah (Alex), Russell (Ana), Cassandra (Corey) and Dylan (Emily).

Survived by his sister Inez of Florida. Predeceased by his parents Florence and Russell and a son Russell(1958) and sisters Ellen, Edith and Elzena.

Russell served twenty eight years as a Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force at many postings. He retired from service as a Warrant Officer in 1981. He further served as a Immigration and Case Presenting Officer until his retirement in 1997.

A memorial service will be held in Lethbridge on Saturday, July 17th at 1:00pm at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 – MacLeod Trail, S.W., Calgary, AB. T2H 2K6

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RABL

MAGDOLNA RABL, beloved wife of Joseph Rabl, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 85.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SMITH

JUDITH (JUDY) LEE SMITH, nee Grant, born on January 15, 1953, in Fredericton, New Brunswick to Peggy and Hayward Grant, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021, in Raymond, Alberta. She is survived by her children, Joshua Smith (Brenda) their son Brandon and daughter Sally, Jacob Smith (Wanda) their daughters Brynn, Hannah and Abigail, Tiffany Kelly (Jason) their daughters Liliana and Molly, Benjamin Smith (deceased) and Andrew Smith. Judy grew up with 2 older brothers, Christopher and Lemuel (Chuck) a younger sister Susan and a younger brother David.

Judy was fiercely proud of her kids, grandkids and even her great- grandchild (Elliot). It always seemed that no matter how much trouble each of her kids could get into, she never stopped loving any of them. She rarely judged and supported her kids in every endeavor.

Judy was never one to not tell you exactly what was on her mind, almost to a fault. She was a free thinker, independent, loathed country music and had to learn how to adapt to tough situations. She had raised 5 kids alone, which is no small feat. Through her struggles, she taught her kids how to be resilient, survive anything that is thrown at them and how to also loath country music.

Judy would never let anybody tell her how to live her life, from trying to hitchhike across North America to what she claimed was her attempt to reach Woodstock (who knows what level of truth there is to that) to going to university while raising 5 young kids and dropping out because she was raising 5 young kids.

She has touched so many lives and her family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and the staff at Good Samaritans for taking exceptional care of our Mom, Nana and Great-Nana.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints COBBLESTONE CHAPEL, 27 Cobblestone Lane, Raymond AB.

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


SNOPEK

PAUL FROLIAN SNOPEK was born March 21, 1946, in Lethbridge to Martin Snopek Sr. and Mabel Snopek (née Bryant). He passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, with his very close friend Linda Bissett at his side.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society (alzheimer.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TAVERNINI

MRS. ROSA TAVERNINI, beloved widow of Livio Tavernini, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

She is the loving mother of Sandro of Calgary, Oscar (Rosemarie) of Lethbridge, George of Edmonton, Eric (Becky) of Lethbridge, John (Michele) of Edmonton and Laura (John) McNeil of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Carla Morandi (Galas) of Arco, Italy as well as 15 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Enrico and Albina; one sister Maxima, who died in infancy; two brothers, Renzo (Antonietta) Morandi of Arco, Italy and Gino (Giulia) Morandi of Arco.

Rosa was born on December 29, 1926 in the cosmopolitan little hamlet of Vignole near Arco, Trento, Italy. She married her beloved husband Livio on February 16, 1952, following a five year courtship kicked off by the question, “Signorina, may I ride with you?” That “ride” lasted 51 years and included a ten day ship voyage across the Atlantic Ocean culminating in a train adventure across Canada with their first child, Sandro, who was just over three months old. Together, they had five more children, the first five being all boys before the arrival of their long awaited little girl.

Rosa’s gifts of patience, empathy, loving kindness and her lighthearted sense of humour, carried her through the challenging years of their new life in Canada.

Rosa had highly refined skills in knitting and crochet. She especially loved gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards and schmoozing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her kindness, courage, dedication and love for everyone around her has left an indelible impression on those who had the good fortune to find themselves in her company. Nonna will live eternally in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:00 Noon with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Rosa will be laid to rest with her husband Livio in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


WATMOUGH

JAMES WILLIAM WATMOUGH, beloved husband of IlaRae Watmough, passed away in Lethbridge, on July 11, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Willie Woo

1927 – 2021

Mr. Willie Woo of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Woo, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on July 9, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Besides his loving wife Margaret, Willie is survived by his daughters Paige and Tanya; son Greg (Shelley); grandchildren Addison, Robert, Ross and Piper; as well as numerous in laws, nieces, nephews and their families.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Paw Society, or a charity of your choice.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

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