June 22nd, 2024

WEDNESDAY, August 18, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 18, 2021.


RODNEY (ROD) WAYNE BARNETT, beloved husband of Terry Barnett, passed away suddenly at the South Health Campus in Calgary on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the age of 65.

In addition to his loving wife, he leaves behind his son Jordan Barnett, daughters Tiffany Barnett and Kelsey (Corey) Pohl, much loved grandson Jaxon, mother-in-law Ellen Wright, brother-in- laws Monte (Verna) Wright, Brian (Patti) Wright and their families.

Rod was predeceased by his parents, Ken and Rose, brother Greg and father-in-law Harry Wright.

Rod was a devoted husband and father and was happily married to Terry for 43 years. Nothing meant more to Rod than his family. Throughout his life, Rod spent countless hours on school councils, coaching sports teams and supporting his family in numerous other endeavours.

A passion of Rod’s life was slowpitch. Known to many of his teammates as ‘Barney’, he was a part of the team to win the inaugural Canadian Senior Men’s Slowpitch Championship in 1979. This team was also inducted into both the Lethbridge and Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. After taking a number of years off to raise his family, Rod joined the Lethbridge Old Dogs Senior Men’s team and won multiple medals at the Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Much to the teasing of his family and friends, Rod was an avid Yankees fan.

After working for nearly 50 years in sales/retail, Rod retired in 2020. While waiting for Terry to retire, he started working part-time at Bridge City Chrysler until the time of his passing.

A celebration of Rod’s life will be held Friday, August 20, 2021, at 1:00pm at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Rod, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

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


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Brian Donaldson on August 13, 2021 at the age of 72.

Brian’s memory will be forever cherished by his daughter, Chelsea (Corey Segboer) Donaldson of Yellowknife NWT; and his grandchildren Cian, Carter, Cole, and Charley. He is also survived by his brothers, Bruce Donaldson of Victoria BC, Stuart (Cathy) Donaldson of Ottawa ON; his sister Sharon Aucoin of Ottawa ON, as well as nephews, a niece, family, and friends.

Brian began his career as a school teacher in Lethbridge and carried this passion for over 35 years. He eventually retired and refocused his dedications towards various associations. While teaching, Brian was involved in youth sports and spent many years building the wrestling program within Lethbridge. Brian was also interested and passionate about promoting the trades industry, was a proud legion member and enjoyed time at the Picture Butte Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge Amateur Wrestling Association. A celebration of life will be at a later date, likely in Spring of 2022.

Visit http://www.generationsfh.ca to send condolences


Clifton Orville Lee passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the age of 75 years old after a lengthy illness.

Clifton leaves behind wife Patty; children Craig, Cathy Lee, Janet, Dennis Shipton, Trevor Lee, Lisa, Mike Burley, Mark Lee; grandchildren Lucas, Mya Lee, Elly Burley, Logan Shipton; sisters Lavern Gouthreau, Linda Rose Peter; stepchildren Stasi Manser, Pam Keller, Brian, Darren, Sherry Manser, Glory Tyo, Swen; grandchildren Keegan, Kiera Manser, Jared, Shelby Keller, Destiny Zieffle Parkes, Taylor, Ryan, Candice Hoblesburger; great grandchildren Riley Keller, Racheal, Carson Hoblesburger, Abby Manser, Scarlett Parkes.

A celebration of Cliff’s life will be held Saturday, September 18, 2021 between 12 to 5 p.m. at Beaver Mine’s Lake overflow campground – signs be posted. Anyone who knew Cliff is welcome to come.

David Martin

1936 – 2021

David Thomas Martin of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

David is survived by his children: Marlene Martin (Eric), Betty (Terry) Penney, Margaret (George) Van de Coevering, Brenda (Rick) Domagala, and Scott Martin. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Victoria (Anthony), Daniel (Katie), Tony (Brandi) Penney, Kimberly, Christopher (Crystal), Craig (Lisa), Cory, and Jessie, as well as his great-grandchild Gracie Domagala.

David was predeceased by his Late wife Evelyn, his son David Martin Jr., his parents John and Margaret, his brother Bill (Phyllis; deceased), his sisters: Pat (Robert; deceased), Margaret (Clarence; deceased), Jessie (Eivind; deceased), Joan (Robert), and Lillian (Melvin).

David lived in Lethbridge and worked at C.P. Rail from August, 1954 until he retired in May, 1995. He enjoyed fishing, camping, watching hockey, baseball, or any other kind of sports. He also got into running later on in his life after his retirement.

A private family memorial gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations or a charity of one’s choice:

Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-119, 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB. T2N 1Z6

Alberta Cancer Foundation, C/O Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, 1331-29th Street NW, Calgary, AB. T2N 4N2

To send condolences, please visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca

Euphemia Rak

1927 – 2021

Mrs. Euphemia “Mamie” Rak of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Myron Rak, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

Mamie moved to Canada from Peebles, Scotland as a young girl. She met and married her late husband Myron and the two had three children, Sandra Rak (Kelly Huxtable), Myron Paul Rak (Lee Forbes) and Carmen Peters (Alan). Mamie also had 5 grandsons and 2 great grandsons.

She loved to knit, and she excelled at it. She was also known for her great pie making and “Grandma” cookies. She enjoyed her time working for many years in Medical Records.

She will be fondly remembered in many special ways to those who knew her.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

Maggie Stillinger
1932 – 2021

 Magdalena Stillinger, beloved wife of the late Peter Stillinger, passed away in Taber on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the age of 88 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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