June 19th, 2024

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 15, 2021.


Miss Agna Neza Bergant, of Milk River, passed away peacefully with friends at her side, on July 7, 2021, and the age of 97 & 1/2 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB, on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

Following the Mass, Agna will be laid to rest in the Milk River Cemetery.

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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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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)

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Marion Kvame

1931 – 2021

Mrs. Marion Kvame of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Lloyd Kvame, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Dr. Donald MacLennan, born on January 5, 1929 in Cornwall Ontario to Langill MacLennan and Hazel Cameron, passed away on Friday evening July 2, 2021 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Don embraced growing up as an only child among cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents in and around Cornwall. As a youth he would ride his bike across the bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River unimpeded by border officers to play with his cousins in Massina, New York.

After graduating from grade 13 Don joined many WWII veterans at Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Toronto in 1952. He then ventured west to Lethbridge where he began a partnership with classmate Garth Passey. They purchased the Lethbridge Animal Clinic adjacent to the stockyards on Highway 3 and through their career-long partnership became close friends with many of the cattlemen, feedlot operators and mixed farming families across Southern Alberta.

Don felt especially confident with his move to Lethbridge when he met Sheila Roberts. They married on September 16th, 1955 and enjoyed a long life together. Together, Don and Sheila raised five children, Cameron (Cathy), Scott (Karen), Rory (Norma), Megan and Murray. He spent much of his time coaching his children in hockey and baseball, as well as hiking, boating and golfing. Later in life he was often found gardening, relaxing and reading books at the family cabin in Waterton and watching his grandchildren in their many athletic and artistic pursuits.

Don served in a number of leadership positions including as president of the Southern Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors and as president of the Lethbridge Country Club and as one of the founding directors of the Western Drug Distribution Company (enabling all veterinarians access to animal pharmaceuticals at the same base cost).

Don was an exceptional athlete, having played professional lacrosse and college hockey and football. He also thoroughly enjoyed his career as a veterinarian. Most importantly, throughout his life he felt the love and support of Sheila, his children, Sheila’s six siblings, Margaret Kennedy, Mildred Wood, John Roberts, Gordon Roberts, Beth Webb and David Roberts and their families, as well as his many friends.

Don leaves to mourn Sheila, his wife of 66 years, his 5 children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Don’s legacy of caring and kindness continues in the lives of many of his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Salmon & Sons. A Funeral Service will be held in Lethbridge on Saturday, July 17 commencing at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Stake Centre adjacent to the Enmax Centre.

Family and friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday evening, July 16, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the Lethbridge Stake Center or prior to the funeral service from 10:00 – 10:45 AM at the Lethbridge Stake Centre.

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

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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Mary-Magdalen Pard

1944 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the Pard family announce the loss of Mary Pard at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on July 11, 2021 at the age of 76. A Prayer Service and Visitation will take place at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, on Friday, July 16 from 3:00 – 11:00 pm. On Saturday, July 17, a Funeral Mass will take place at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, followed by burial at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket. The family would like to extend their huge thanks to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and Extendicare Fort Macleod.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

assisting the Pard family with

funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

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.

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It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our Anyu, MAGDOLNA “MAGDALENE” RABL, who passed away peacefully in the company of her family on July 12, 2021 at the age of 85.

Her loss will be mourned by her beloved husband of 65 years, Jozsef “Joe” Rabl, her sister Elizabeth Nagy, siblings-in-law Antal “Tony” Rabl and Elizabeth Kovacs, her children Bea (Rob) Niven and Karl (Terez) Rabl, grandchildren Jacqui (Chris) Chartier, Joel Niven, Christopher (Katelyn) Rabl and Nicholas Rabl (Shaelin Westerson), great-grandchildren Elise and Madeline Chartier, as well as many nieces, nephews and their families around the world.

Magdi was born in Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary on June 28, 1936, the youngest of seven children. After graduating as a legal secretary, she married Joe, and the couple welcomed their first child. At the outset of the Hungarian Revolution in October 1956, they made the decision to flee their beloved country without knowing whether they would ever be able to return to see their friends and families. In the company of her sister’s family, they escaped to Austria where they sought refuge until they were accepted into Switzerland. After four years in Switzerland, her sister went off to Australia while Magdi and her family continued to Canada, ten months after welcoming their second child.

Upon arriving in Canada, Magdi worked as a housekeeper at St. Michael’s Hospital along with her good friend Elizabeth Meszaros, and then as a talented upholstery seamstress. She later took bookkeeping courses and established Modern Machine Shop with her husband and son. They worked tirelessly to establish themselves in this country: in spite of the great barriers of language and culture, they found their way and subsequently assisted many other Hungarians starting their lives here.

Magdi shared her many talents with those she loved: the smells of homemade soup and noodles wafted through the house, and crescent-shaped vanilla cookies could always be found on her kitchen counter. She could often be found crocheting intricate items from doilies, to socks, to beautiful baby blankets, often without a guide or pattern.

Magdi was happiest when she was surrounded by her close friends, entertaining, and listening to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and Engelbert Humperdinck albums. She especially enjoyed visiting with family and friends at their cabin in Duck Lake, Montana, where they all gathered to share good times. As she aged, her true loves were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Magdi’s strength, determination, and grit were remarkable as she battled many health challenges throughout the latter part of her life. In spite of numerous surgeries and hospital stays, she overcame it all. Her family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who helped and supported her over the years.

In accordance with Magdi’s wishes, a private family service will be held. She will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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


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

Barbara (DEJONG) Vegter

August 16, 1930 – July 13, 2021

Barbara Vegter passed away peacefully the morning of July 13, 2021, with her family by her side.

Barbara was born in Bolzward Friesland, Netherlands to Trientje and Haring deJong on August 16, 1930. She was the fifth of eleven children. She immigrated to Canada at the age of 18 and settled in Picture Butte, AB. She met Albert at a church picnic in Iron Springs and they were married in Iron Springs on March 24, 1954.

She and Albert were blessed with 4 sons: Charlie (Debbie), Harvey, Arnold (Chiki) and Edward (Melanie); grandchildren Angela Vegter and Melanie Parisian, Landon (Erin), Alyssa (Chris), Vanessa (Lindsey) Vegter, and Kaitee, Scott and Eric Vegter; great grandchildren Janelle Kemery and Cole Parisian, and Deah and Evan Vegter. Besides her immediate family, she is survived by her brothers, Durk, Harold, Ed and John, and sisters, Joanne and Wilma.

Barb and Albert worked for several farmers in the Picture Butte, Turin and Iron Springs area. They moved to Claresholm in 1965 starting their legacy in baking, first at deJong’s Bakery and then four years later branching out on their own, starting A & B Bakery.

Albert and Barb were rarely apart for their entire 67 years of marriage. She always enjoyed being active. Time was spent camping and boating; later on, golf, swimming, travelling and motorbike riding. She enjoyed these activities well into her 80’s. Barb’s faith was an essential part of her life and she was an active member of the Granum Christian Reformed Church.

She spent her last few years first at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Center with Albert but was then moved to Bethany Riverview in Calgary, for two years. When she was finally able to return to Claresholm, she knew she could rest, knowing Albert was by her side. We are thankful they were able to be together again for the last two weeks of her life.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Barb’s life on Saturday, July 17, 2021. A Visitation will be held at Zentner Funeral Homes, Claresholm, from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a family burial to follow. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Granum Christian Reformed Church.

If you desire, donations may be made in Barb’s name, to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta.

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com


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