September 26th, 2021

SATURDAY, September 4, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 4, 2021.


1935 – 2021

We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of CHISO CORAZZA, on Friday, August 6, 2021.

A Celebration of Chiso’s Life will be held at KIRKHAM INTERNATIONAL MOTOR TRUCK COLLECTION, 828 – 45 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M., for family and friends to share their stories of this iconic man.

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Thomas F Cronkhite of St. Therese Villa, Lethbridge passed away on Thursday, September 2 at the age of 96 &1/2 years. Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our dear father, opa and great opa, on August 31, 2021, at the age of 92 years.

Andy was predeceased by his dear wife Nellie on January 1 of this year. They were blessed to share more than 68 years together. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Nelleke (James) Kreft, Janet (Gerrit) Van Hierden, and Andrea (Peter) Feyter; 17 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; his brother Kees and sisters Kaatje Neels and Neeltje Neels, and sisters-in-law Jannie de Kok, Mina de Kok, Janny Indenbosch and Matty Vanee, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Andy was predeceased by his parents Henderik and Janna de Kok, his son Andrew, grandson Adrian Kreft, and numerous brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

Andy was born in ‘s-Heer Arendskerke, The Netherlands, and married Nellie soon after coming to Canada in 1951. The family spent 15 years together in Nanton, and since 1967 have resided in Fort Macleod. In 2015 Andy and Nellie retired to Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation 2608 7 Ave, Fort Macleod, with Rev. H.D. den Hollander officiating. There will be a private family Graveside Service.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethesda Care Home for their patient and loving care of our dear parents in their final years.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be made to The Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, Alberta T0K 1V0

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Peter Dueck

1947 – 2021

Pete Dueck of Lethbridge and formerly of Morden, MB passed away August 27th, 2021, at the age of 73.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow at the Coaldale Cemetery. To view the service via livestream, please visit and scrolling to the bottom of Peter’s obituary.

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NORMAN RICHARD HOWG passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.

Norman was born on October 18th, 1930 in Lethbridge and grew up on a farm in the Enchant area with parents Helga (Lundby) and Emil Howg, brothers Leroy and Milton, and sister Caroline. He attended Olds College from 1949-1951 before returning to Enchant to farm. He married the love of his life, Arlene Baker of Sundial, on July 27, 1953. They raised their three children, Kathleen, Merlyn, and Shannon on a farm west of Enchant until 2002 when they retired and moved to Coaldale.

Norman enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping with Arlene, family, and friends, and big game hunting with his son, Merlyn. For a number of years, he raised purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of learning to fly when he obtained his pilot’s license and owned his own plane; he was also a member of the Alberta Flying Farmers. Norman loved baseball, especially cheering for his favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays and was able to see them play in Toronto with his family in 2015.

In later years, after the loss of his wife Arlene, he was fortunate to have found a lovely companion in Maisie Wiest. They enjoyed spending time together watching baseball and playing crib.

Those who knew Norman will remember him as a man who was who took great pride in his family and who loved them dearly. He will be greatly missed, our Patriarch; Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Great Grandpa.

Survived and deeply missed by daughter Kathleen (John) Klemen of Vauxhall; their children Janna (Will) Bogaart- Julianna & Beatrix Bogaart. Jonathan (Angie) Klemen- Blake, Kael, Jude, & Jethro Klemen. Josh (Allison) Klemen- Ivan, Sam, Thomas, Marjorie, & Frances Klemen, Son Merlyn (Cindy) Howg of Coaldale; their children Wes Howg- Jenna, Jessica, & Claire Howg. Mike Howg- Eliza & Hayden Howg. Daughter Shannon (Ryan) Kasko of Coaldale; their children Jackson, Parker, Bailey, & Ella Kasko, and his dear and special friend, Maisie Wiest. Also survived by brother-in-law, Terry (Sandra) Baker and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Helga and Emil Howg, in-laws Walter and Carrie (Sorgard) Baker, wife Arlene, brothers Leroy and Milton Howg and sisters-in-law, Myrtle and Marlene; sister Caroline Howg; nephew Bradley Hooper; brother-in-law, Marvin Baker.

As per Norman’s request, a private family gathering was held. Interment of ashes will be at Archmount Memorial Cemetery, in the family plot, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of ones choice.

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Norman “Norm” Hunt

1924 – 2021

Norman James Hunt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marguerite, was called home by his Heavenly Father on August 30, 2021 at the “ripe old age of 96”.

Norm was born (in his home) and raised in Lethbridge. At 19 years old, he voluntarily joined the army (1943), shipped over to Britain with the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) and saw action in France, Belgium and The Netherlands. He returned to Lethbridge at the end of the War in 1946. On Feb 17, 1951, he married the love of his life Marguerite. He was fortunate to be offered a job by Dr. Sid Slen with Agriculture Canada at The Lethbridge Research Station where he worked for 35 years. He worked for Dr Ruby Larson and then Dr. Ernie Whelan in Plant Sciences.

Norm was active in First Baptist Church in his younger years and was one of its longest standing members. He had a multitude of interests including classical music, languages, chemistry, wood working, electronics and many other interests. However, his favorites were his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

Besides his loving wife, Marguerite, Norm is survived by his daughter Joanne (Jim) Sherwin; 3 sons, Gord (Julie), Ross (Lynda), Lorne (Tracey); 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Norm was predeceased by his parents Johanna and Rupert; 2 sisters Jessie and Phyllis; 4 brothers, Art, Dave, Stan, and Cliff.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm. on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 5 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.

Out of consideration for others, please consider wearing a mask.

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March 25, 1963 – August 26, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of John Dyck, on August 26, 2021 at his home at Creston B.C, at the age of 58 years.

John was born in Coaldale, Alberta and spent his childhood living on an acreage just outside of Lethbridge, Alberta. As a young man, John enjoyed spending time with his friends, most of all, riding dirt bikes with them. Although his riding days had long since ended, he continued to enjoy watching motocross racing on the television. John also enjoyed watching football and hockey, with his favorite team being the Edmonton Oilers.

At the age of 17, John began his life long career, apprenticing as a plumber and gasfitter. John became a Red Seal Journeyman plumber, and eventually joined the newly created family business. Working with his father, things seemed to be going very well for John. However, the sudden passing of both his mother and father, changed his life instantly, and was very difficult for John, as he missed them both dearly. Although the family business eventually dissolved, John continued to work as a plumber.

In 1989, John married Jacqueline Bergen. They moved to Edmonton in 1992 and John embarked on the next chapter of his plumbing career, working on the construction of hotels and commercial buildings in northern Alberta, the Territories and the Arctic. John was a very hard worker and took much pride in a job well done. He boasted that the building inspectors always complimented him on his straight, neat pipes. In 2010, John and Jackie settled in Creston, B.C., where as a child, John, with his family and other relatives, enjoyed vacationing each summer. It was quite fitting for John and Jackie to eventually settle in Creston.

In 2016, John retired from plumbing and spent much more time at his home in Creston, enjoying life. John was a master of home renovations. He acquired many skills during his time working in construction, allowing him to do all the work to the three homes that he and Jackie transitioned through. John was very proud of his yard, and always kept it looking beautiful and tended. He always loved making little changes, that constantly improved the landscape. John was also a talented cook, and took great pleasure in making his own recipes and watching others enjoy his food.

John is survived by his wife Jackie Dyck, brother Harry (Beverly) Dyck, sister Annie (Ernie) Dyck, sister Melva (Bryce) Stinson, brother Peter (Sheri) Dyck, sister Dorothy (Trent) Stuart, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his beloved parents, Peter and Frieda Dyck.

Memorial service to be held at a later date in Coaldale, Alberta.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,

for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9


DOUGLAS SABURO KAMITOMO passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans in Raymond on Friday April 17, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

ALICE KAMITOMO passed away peacefully at the Raymond Hospital on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Alice was married to her husband Doug Kamitomo for 64 years. They will be lovingly remembered by their children Mark (Theresa) Kamitomo, Cindy (Barry) Littlemore, Gary (Lorri) Kamitomo and Sandra (Mike) Burns. Additionally, her grandchildren Taylor (Sierra) Kamitomo, Kelsey Kamitomo, Kiley Kamitomo, Brandon Littlemore, Graeme Littlemore, Jesse Kamitomo, Travis Kamitomo, Mika Burns and Koby Burns.

A Combined Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 11, 2021 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge).

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MARY MEHLEN passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Anna Mrak

1923 – 2021

Mrs. Anna Mrak passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Center August 31, 2021 at the age of 98.

Anna was born August 10, 1923, raised and educated in Naklo, Yugoslavia. In 1945 she went to Austria where she married Joseph on October 14, 1946. Together they immigrated to Canada in 1948, settling in Iron Springs. They moved to Picture Butte in 1950 where they raised their 4 children.

Anna was an amazing cook, baker, and a beautiful seamstress. She served 60 years as a long-time member of the CWL at St. Catherine’s church in Picture Butte.

Anna is survived by her children Maria (Brian), John (Echo), Helen, and Tony (Kim); grandchildren Scott, Toni Ann (Randy), Brad (Nancy), Joey (Laura), Ryan, David (Kristine), Joel (Tiffany), Trevor (Monica), Amber (Eric); great grandchildren Ronan, Lucy, Jager, Charlie, Kasen, Cora, Blake, Sasha, Drew, Walker, Addison, Maxwell, Benjamin, Josephine. Also survived by sister-in-law Olga Novak and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anna was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2008; daughter-in-law Jean; siblings Mary, Angela, Lovro, Victor and Frank.

Thank you to Dr. Orr and the staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their care looking after mom theses past few years.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm, on Saturday, September 4, 2021. To view the service via livestream, please go to and scrolling to the bottom of Anna’s obituary.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5, or a charity dear to your heart.

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Dwayne Louis “Chuck” Provost made the journey to the Creator on August 30, 2021 with his family by his side.

A Family Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, followed by a procession to Gloria Provost’s residence in Piikani Nation, where a wake service will be held.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday September 8, 2021 at Gloria Provost Residence, followed by an interment in the Provost Family Plots.

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February 28, 1945 – August 30, 2021

After fighting any number of medical battles over the years, including surviving cancer and leg amputations, Murray he passed away in Vancouver on August 30. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Minnie Shapiro, and is survived by brother Dan (Jennifer), ex sister-in-law, Deborah, and nieces Alexa (Evan) and Aarin, and great niece Allie.

Murray was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta and later from UBC Law School. He was called to the bar in 1971 and practiced until his retirement in 2008. He was a Big Brother for a number of years, a director of Jaffa Housing Society, counsel to and the longest serving director of Special Olympics B.C.

One of Murray’s proudest moments was to participate in the Maccabi Games in Israel as a member of the Canadian basketball team in 1969 and 1973. Murray had an insatiable love and lust for life and was blessed to share it with many dear friends. A funeral service was held on September 2 at Schara Tzedeck Chapel in New Westminster.

Loretta Mary Shastal

May 27, 1934 – August 28, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we had to say goodbye to our dear Mom.

Loretta was born in Carbon, Alberta, where she met and married Harvey Shastal. Together they raised four daughters. Loretta was as proud of her girls as they were of her. She had that small town heart in her soul. The North Side Community in Lethbridge all knew Loretta for her friendliness, kindness and generosity. She was a productive community member, was proud of her 25 years of volunteer work with Interfaith Food Bank and she also volunteered with Meals On Wheels. Loretta was an enthusiastic Church member.

Loretta is survived and grieved by Flossie (Ricky) Lee, Sharlene (Wayne) Remier, Shelley (Bob) Ledgerwood, Shannon Shastal (Rod Hillman); her two grandchildren, Jessica and Nikolas and four great- grandchildren; her sister Ellin Keil and brother Roland (Sandy) Harsch. Loretta was predeceased by her husband Harvey, her brother Gilbert Harsch and sister Doreen Harsch.

She will be sadly missed by “The Girls”, her sons-in-law, and long time pal Vi Hickman.

RIP Momma.

Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11:00AM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 St. N Lethbridge, AB, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery to follow. Family asks that masks are worn and social distancing is respected.

If you are unable to attend Loretta’s funeral on Thursday afternoon, please consider standing on 13th Street at 12:00PM to watch the funeral procession make their way to the cemetery. Celebrate Loretta as she makes her last trip down 13th Street in the neighborhood she loved so much.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Interfaith Food Bank in Loretta’s name, 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at and scrolling to the bottom of Loretta’s obituary. The link will be available the day of the service at 10:45 am.

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