June 20th, 2024

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 29, 2021.

Delores Butterwick

1932 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Delores Butterwick beloved wife of the late Bill Butterwick,

Delores is survived by two sons Randy (Norma), Dan (Donna) one daughter in law Cynthia, eight grandchildren,13 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bill and her son Beverly.

She passed away peacefully at the age of 89 surrounded by her loving family. She will be fondly remembered by her many friends and family that knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 1 Ave W, Foremost, Alberta, with Reverend Pauline Bell officiating. A private family Interment will be held prior.

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RAVEN CHIEF BODY (NABISATKI “Material Woman”), of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 34 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MARDON, May Gertrude

(nee Knowler)

1934 – 2021

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-Law, Aunt and Friend, May Gertrude Mardon (nee Knowler), passed away with her family by her side on July 21, 2021, at the age of 87 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Austin Albert Mardon (Catherine Curry), Mary Teresa Mardon (Eric Dufresne) and Teresa May Mardon (Shawn Buckley); grandchildren, Quinn, Zack, Taylon, Garth, James, George, Genevieve and Henri; great-granddaughter Jocelyn; sister, Teresa (nee Knowler) Feehan; brother-in-law, Richard (“Dick”) Mardon; sister-in-law, Ethnea (nee Baum) Mardon; as well as by her many nephews and nieces and grand-nephews and nieces around the world.

She will also be dearly missed by her long-standing friends from Lethbridge, where she and her husband lived for 52 years, as well as by her newly found friends among the residents and staff at the Citadel Care Centre of St Albert.

She was predeceased by her dearly loving husband of 58 years, Dr. Ernest George Mardon (Professor of English Literature, University of Lethbridge), her brothers Albert (“Bert”) and Lloyd Knowler and her sister Mary (nee Knowler) Blaquiere Hallinan, as well as her brothers- and sisters-in-law, Austin, Marie, Lucy, Harry, Annette, Roland and Francis Mardon.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 75 Poirier Ave, St. Albert, AB on Monday August 02, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for the repose of May’s soul at Eglise Saint-Francois Xavier, Quebec City, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made in May’s name to her favorite Edmonton Charity, The Hope Mission.

You are Loved.  That is the Beginning, the Middle and the End”  ~  Mommy

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Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

Downtown Chapel


Marcel Morin

1957 – 2021

Mr. Marcel Morin of Lethbridge, formerly of Edmonton and beloved husband of Mrs. Diane Morin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the age of 64 years.

Friends are invited to share memories of Marcel’s Life at 2:00pm on his patio on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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DEBRA LAURENE HIROKO MORIYAMA, passed away on July 23, 2021 at the age of 66, surrounded by loved ones. Deb was born in Lethbridge in 1954 and grew up in Picture Butte, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta and lived there and in Drayton Valley with her husband Jim Hubbell. Following their divorce, Deb returned to Picture Butte with her three children. Later she moved to Lethbridge with her partner and life mate Doug Huff.

Deb was an accomplished pianist, quilter and seamstress, and was an avid golfer and curler. As a small child she spent much time with her maternal grandparents, Yutetsu and Yoneko Kawamura and this instilled a devotion to Japanese cultural events such as dancing, cooking and gardening that she has in turn passed on to her children.

Deb will be remembered for her fun nature, her generosity and her strength of character. Like all great mothers, she was a fierce advocate for her children. Deb was wonderful chef and hostess, and would ensure guests had their fill and then some. Her Japanese New Year celebrations will be missed, not only for the wonderful food, but also for the warm and welcoming atmosphere in which it was shared.

Deb is survived by her partner Doug Huff, her children Sean (Debbie Bowden) Hubbell, Erin (Mike) Hubbell and Liana (Brian) Trenker, Doug’s Children Michelle (Dave) Kortt, Donovan (Emma) Huff and Christina (Danny Saunders) Hubbard, her brother Rob (Dona) Moriyama, Grandchildren Justin, Bianca, Olivia, Rufus, Gavin and Caleb and several aunts and uncles. She is pre-deceased by her parents Rose and Harpo.

Deb was always in motion and always getting things done. She met the obstacles that fate presented head-on, with courage and with grace. Her circle of friends and family was wide and she will be dearly missed by all of them.

Deb’s Celebration of Life will be held at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (1511 Saint Edward Boulevard North, Lethbridge) at 2:00 PM on Friday July 30, 2021.

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Betty Oudman
1930 – 2021

Elizabeth Oudman, beloved wife of the late Homer Oudman, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the age of 90 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Stanley “Stan” Shimozawa

1940 – 2021

Stanley (Stan) Susumu Shimozawa passed away suddenly but peacefully on July 24, 2021 at the age of 81. It was shocking to all as Stan was healthy and active, visiting with friends, and helping out in the community right to his last day.

Stan was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia on February 21, 1940. He had 8 brothers and sisters; Kay (Sam), Walt (Audrey), Slim (Kiyoko), Sue (Yo), Tom (Fumi), Mits, Joe (Kaz), and Diane. He was a father to Penny (Richard), Stacey (Glen), and Tate. He was a Grandfather to Kevin, Alex, and Wilson.

Stan grew up mainly in Lethbridge but spent time across Southern Alberta, notably for 18 years in Milk River where he became part of the fabric of the town; making friends and helping whomever needed it. He returned to Lethbridge in 2018 where he spent his last years reconnecting with old friends, spending more time with his siblings, and making new connections. Stan was the glue that connected many different groups of friends, notably within his beloved “Breakfast Club”. When he moved into Blue Sky Manor he made an instant and special connection with Cheryl Orr and they quickly became inseparable. Our heart goes out to Cheryl who lost her constant companion.

Stan enjoyed many hobbies over the years including cribbage, golf, bowling, and calligraphy. He never missed marking a special occasion or event with a beautifully handwritten card.

Stan will be missed dearly by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him. He will be remembered for hosting large family gatherings where he could be found serving food and making sure everyone was well fed.

Stan was a lifelong volunteer, most recently at the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre, and the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood, giving to an organization that is meaningful to you, or doing a good service for someone in your life, giving was Stan’s way of showing gratitude to those he cared about and is the best way to honor him.

Stan’s family appreciates that he knew so many people and touched so very many lives, and we encourage all his different groups of friends to get together and reminisce and share stories of this wonderful man. We as a family will gather and do the same, celebrating his life and times and remembering the Stan we knew.

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MARY JEAN SMITH beloved wife of the late Joseph Smith, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

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Gilbert Leon Vanherreweghe

1937 – 2021

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Leon Vanherreweghe of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

Gil was born in Assenade, Belgium on May 4, 1937 to Moritz Vanherreweghe and Dianne nee Schinkels. As a child, Gil lived in Belgium and as a young man his family moved to Viscount, Saskatchewan to run a farm for a relative. Dad loved Canada, and when it was time for them to go home, he stayed. He met and married Sheila and they had 3 girls together. He loved to curl, hunt and fish. He was very good at each He moved to Swift Current Saskatchewan where he started Frontier Drywall and he has been a drywall expert for almost 50 years.

After his divorce he moved to Lethbridge Alberta and met Brenda through Uncle Ray, a fellow drywaller. Rhonda was 12 and Tammi was 9 when they moved in together, and eventually married in 1992. Dad and Brenda loved to dance and to bowl. Brenda taught dad patiently how to golf and he has loved the sport right up to his passing. He loved football and was a Riders fan forever. He was especially proud that his grandsons were football players. Rhonda and Tammi remember dad as a kind disciplinarian. He would stop and make you rethink your choices. He hosted all holidays with a good meal even after Brenda’s passing, as that is what Mom would want. We his family will miss his zeal for life and his love for us.

He is survived by his children Laurie (Bernard) Green, Lisa Hurford and Rick Boettcher, Dana Vanherreweghe, Rhonda (Ted) Jackson, and Tammi Pelletier.

Gil is predeceased by a baby daughter Karen, his mother and father, his ex-wife Sheila Volk, and his wife Brenda Patterson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Family Interment will take place prior to the Memorial Service.

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