June 15th, 2024

SATURDAY, July 24, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 24, 2021.

Delores Butterwick

1932 – 2021

Mrs. Delores Butterwick of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William “Bill” Butterwick, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Dr. Gamil Cassis

1926 – 2021

Dr. Gamil Cassis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Wedad Cassis, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Dr. Gamil Cassis was born in Cairo Egypt on December 10th, 1926. After graduating from Cairo Medical School in 1954, he married Wedad El Masry. He was later awarded a Bright scholarship for a surgical residency in Brooklyn, New York. Dad and mom eventually returned to Egypt where dad worked as a chief surgeon and later as the director of a missionary hospital in Cairo.

In 1974, the family immigrated to Canada where he re-interned as a family physician in Calgary. The family eventually settled in Lethbridge where he practised medicine.

He is survived by his wife Wedad, his son Rashed (Diane) Cassis, his daughter Dr. Mona Gamil Cassis (David Cavilla), his precious and beloved grandchildren Chris and Laura Cassis of Edmonton and Joey and Jasmine Cavilla of Lethbridge, his brothers Nabil, Rawhy, and Dr. Awny Cassis and their families, his sister Celine and her family.

He was predeceased by his beloved son Rafik Cassis and his parents Fayez and Marie Cassis, his brother Father Munir, his sisters Emily, Alice, Clemence, and Sister Viola.

He enjoyed playing chess, backgammon, painting, playing the violin, working on jigsaw puzzles, and above all playing with his grandchildren.

Despite being retired for many years, he is still fondly remembered by many of his patients. He will always be remembered by all who knew him as an amazing, gentle human being with exceptional compassion.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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CAWTHRA, Garnet Frederick

With heavy hearts, family must announce the passing of Garnet Cawthra on his 80th birthday, July 22, 2021. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Maxine and their family.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear sweet KORI-JO CREIGHTON. Kori-jo is survived by her daughters Taryn (Austin) & Anessa; Jessie (Cookie), Sisters: Anita (Marlon) Creighton, Melanie (Waylon) Water Chief, Katherine & only brother Patrick (Vanessa) Weasel Head. Her nieces & nephews: Kyzer (Cheyanne), Kadence (Jarred), Tylee, Lyle, Josie, Kai, TJ, Brekken, Braylee & Elliana. Kori-jo is predeceased by her parents Barbara ‘Tiny’ Creighton & David ‘Jughead’ Weasel Head. Her Grandparents: Arabella Creighton, John & Stanford Creighton, Annie & Pat Weasel Head. A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Monday, July 26th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm followed by the Wake Service at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 6:00 pm continuing all night. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, July 27th at 11:00 am. Interment to take place in Blood Band Cemetery.

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Jarred Clay Crow Eagle passed away on July 20, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 27 years. The Wake service will be from 6:00 pm – all night on Thursday July 29, 2021 at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve and a Funeral Mass on Friday, July 30 at 11:00 am at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston. Interment to take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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JULIUS ALEX KOVACS passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 92 years.

Julius is lovingly remembered by his daughters: Julie (Leonard) Lorenz, Katharina Kovacs Burns (William), and Susan Withers; granddaughters Kristen (Carl) Scheuerman and Kimberly White; great-grandsons Liam White and Nathan Scheuerman; brother Chester (Deanna) and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by Anna, his wife of 70 years; his brother, Ernest; and his sisters: Helen Snowden and Sarah Phillips.

Julius was born and educated in Raymond, Alberta; however, he lived most of his life in the Lethbridge area. He was a talented man in many areas of his life and gave generously to those around him and to those in need. When asked what his best and greatest accomplishment was, he said it was marrying his wife, Annie.

His daughters would like to thank Dr. Leam for his care over the last twenty years and the staff at Good Samaritans West Highland Centre for their care over the last three years. They would also like to thank Julius’ childhood and life-long friend Zoltan Sera and his wife, Ann, for their wonderful kindred-spirit friendship.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Lois Punton officiating.

Following the service, Julius will be laid to rest with beloved wife Annie in Mountain View Cemetery.

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Herbert McKelvey

1937 – 2021

The family of Herbert McKelvey is sad to announce that he departed from this earthly life on Tuesday July 20th at the age of 84.

Herb was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, and much beloved community member of the town of Magrath. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 46 years Dianna, children Lorne and Heather (Gary) and grandchildren Scott and Tessa. Born 1937 in Peking (now Beijing) China, to Dr. John and Mrs. Ruth McKelvey, he grew up in Minnesota and then graduated from Montana State College with a degree in Animal Sciences. He served 2 years in the US Navy and worked on various ranches in the United States before coming to Canada in 1964 to cowboy. He loved and lived the cowboy way of life: music, poetry, horses, ranching and cattle. Herb was loved by everyone with whom he connected – both in deep friendship or just through brief acquaintance.

He was an amazing bright light of kindness, generosity and positivity. After living and working for 10 years on the McIntyre Ranch, he worked until retirement at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre. He then generously spent his time volunteering with multiple organizations and events in town and enjoyed traveling to various cowboy music festivals. He pursued and embodied joy and genuine goodness.

He chose and created a life he loved through his passion, not for the love of money or anyone else’s definition of success, but for the pure love of this life. His gentle, humble, cheerful spirit will be tremendously missed, but the legacy and influence of his beautiful soul will never be forgotten.

Cowboy Last Ride horseback procession will be held in his memory at a forthcoming date which is to be determined.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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TRACY MARIE PEREVERZIFF, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by her side, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

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

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Alisha Schmidt

March 12, 1988 – July 10, 2021

With broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Alisha Maree Schmidt of Calgary, Alberta on July 10, 2021. She slipped away from us in her sleep at the age of 33 years

Alisha was born March 12, 1988 in Lethbridge Alberta and spent her childhood growing up in the Crowsnest Pass. She was full of life and enjoyed her younger years horseback riding, swimming, and attending Summer Camp. In 2017 she was ready to spread her love and she enrolled in the Addictions & Community Services Program in Calgary. She was driven and motivated to positively impact this world and after graduation she had found her passion as a Support Worker to some of Calgary’s most vulnerable men. At this job she met her partner Sean Woods, they began to build a life together full of love, laughter, and happy times. She spent her best and final years watching Dominic and Teigan enjoy the life she worked so hard to create with their favorite time being spent swimming at McKenzie Lake. Her contagious smile, unfiltered laugh, and precious memories will never fade from our hearts.

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her beloved children Dominic and Teigan; her partner Sean Woods; parents Lawrence Schmidt of Pincher Creek and Julie MacPherson of Lethbridge; her paternal grandparents Bernard and Geraldine Schmidt of Pincher Creek; her sisters Ashlee Schmidt (Logan) and Baylee Schmidt (Shane); her brother Jordan MacPherson (Veronica); niece Atlee and newborn nephew Kash; best friend Ashley Doell and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents Ron & Margaret Jackson, her stepfather Al Friesen and Dominic’s Dad Mitch LaPlante.

A Celebration of Alisha’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Monday, July 26, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, Alberta with Elizabeth Martin Jong, celebrant. Dress for the summer heat.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the GoFundMe memorial, funds raised will be used to care for her young children left behind.

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Douglas Gordon Bruce Thompson

1931 – 2021

Douglas passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Violet Thompson of 69 years and their 5 children, Darlene (Charles) Jahnke, Cheryl (Chris) Reimer, Connie (Carey) Anderson, Russell (Bettie) Thompson, Stewart (Sharon) Thompson; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Douglas worked 35 years as a government inspector for the dairy control board of Southern Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at VIA CHURCH, 2820-18 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Randall Todd

1947 – 2020

Mr. Randy Todd, beloved husband of Cheryl Todd, passed away surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 9, 2020, at the age of 72 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre, 1511 St Edward Blvd N, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Bridges of Hope, PO Box 81 Stn Main Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3 or the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th St. South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 1W5.

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Mr. ‘Jack’ John George Twitchen, beloved husband to Betty Twitchen, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 in the Raymond Hospital at the age of 82 years.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery, Magrath, AB with Rev. Eva Stanley conducting.

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