September 26th, 2021

TUESDAY, September 7, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 7, 2021.


LEE JAY HUGHES, of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 51 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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COREY J McCARTHY, a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle passed away peacefully on September 3, 2021, at the age of 51, with his devoted wife and best friend Tami by his side. Corey left behind a legacy of love and kindness. A mark that will not be erased from the hearts of all those who survived him, most of all his loving wife Tami and son Nate.

Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, September 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston. Interment in the Stirling Cemetery.

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Harold May
July 7, 1951 ~ September 3, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that Connie announces that her beloved husband, Harold George May, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the age of 70 years. Along with Connie, Harold will be lovingly remembered by their children, Wendy (Pat) Furlong, Scott (Line) May and Corey (Brandi) May; grandchildren, Rachel and Emma Furlong; McKenzie Trent and Reece, Emily and Jayla May; siblings, Garry May, Gail (Lorn) Cook, Gayle May, Marilyn (Ray) Cradduck and Colleen (Monty) Kunz; brothers-in-law, Ross (Shanon) Anderson and Terry Anderson as well as his sister-in-law, Andrea Anderson (Randy Rota). Harold was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Norma May; brother, Garth; brother-in-law, Robert; sister-in-law, Leona May as well as parents-in-law, Melvin and Rachel Anderson. Harold was born, raised and educated in Taber, AB. In his younger years, he could be found on the ice as he also played hockey in Taber. Harold married Connie Anderson on August 25, 1973, in Barnwell and they made Lethbridge their home for many years. Harold started his career at C & H Irrigation and then worked for Oliver Irrigation before buying the store in Medicine Hat that he worked for in 1993 and recently retired celebrating 50 years working in irrigation. He was a hard worker who liked to play tricks and make up stories for his grandkids. Playing cards with his friends and grandkids while adjusting the rules was one of Harold’s favourite pastimes! He also enjoyed golf, hunting, traveling, camping and special trips with the boys to golf and to watch Corey’s football games. You could always find Harold watching golf and WWE wrestling on TV after a hard days work. He was a strong supporter of 4-H clubs and stood behind all that they believed in. Harold’s most memorable occasions were a family trip to Turks & Caicos and celebrating his and Connie’s 48th wedding anniversary. He will be deeply missed! A Celebration of Harold’s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 -13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Bruce Hill officiating. A private interment will follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Those wishing to join the family virtually and experience the celebration are invited to watch via Live-Stream and may do so by visiting and selecting the View Broadcast button on the homepage at service time. Memorial donations in Harold’s name may be directly to HALO, 12 – 1 Airport Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel


RAYMOND KEITH OLSEN, beloved husband of Fay Olsen, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 93. Keith is survived by his wife Fay of 70 years and his four children: Brian, Gayla (Kim) Aitken, Don (Jan), Scott (Brandi), 21 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

A Family Service be held at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB on Thursday, September 9th, at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.

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John Pimm

1951 – 2021

Mr. John Pimm of Milk River, formerly of Lacombe and beloved husband of Mrs. Debbie Pimm, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Dave Moffat, officiating.

For those who wish to view John’s service via livestream, please go to https://www.mb and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link.

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Alex Schwarz

1954 – 2021

Mr. Alex Schwarz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Susan Schwarz, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

Alex loved camping, fishing and riding his motorbike. He had amazing ability to build, create or repair anything that was thrown at him. Our motto at home was “If Papa can’t fix it, we’re all screwed”.

He began working in the trailer/mobile home industry in the early 1970’s and spent the last 28 years at Triple M Housing. For many of those years, he was the maintenance man keeping equipment and buildings in good repair.

Besides his loving wife Susan, Alex is survived by his 2 sons James and Michael; 2 sisters Olga (Frank) Ress, Zena (Gil) Maggs; brothers Albert (Loretta) and Alvin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and all of their families.

Alex was predeceased by his parents August and Alvina, sister Annie and brother Peter.

Our heartfelt gratitude to all of the family members who supported him during his illness. He will be forever remembered and sadly missed by Susan, James and Michael.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, September 10, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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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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