May 25th, 2024

TUESDAY, October 5, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 5, 2021.


TREVOR RONALD DAFOE, beloved husband of 64 years of Ivy Dafoe, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the age of 92 years. Also left to mourn this immense loss are his daughter Rhonda (Claude), his son Wayne (Bonnie), and his grandkids Zachary, Trinity, Gillian & Carmen.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery – Field of Honour, (1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday October 9, 2021, at 1:00 P.M.

Our family would like to acknowledge the people and services who played such an important role in being able to keep Dad at home: Veteran’s Affairs Canada, Lethbridge Home Care with special thanks to Tawyna & Eugene; Gary Spiess, Motion Lethbridge, Ultimate Freedom Plus; and Dr. Mark Horne & Dr. Hollis Roth for their care & compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (

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Dennis Healy Hierath

1941 – 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Healy Hierath on Wednesday September 22, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

As per Dennis’s wishes, a Private Funeral and Interment will be held with Fr. Salvador Ahumada, officiating.

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With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Myron Lee Hirsche, beloved husband of Sharon Hirsche, at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Myron was a loving dad to Michele (Alan) VanDerKooi, Connie (Jay) Hansen and Ryan Hirsche (Krista Teerling). He is survived by his sister Marge Manderville and brother Lynn Hirsche, as well as his grandchildren Bradshaw Balog, Payton and Brody Hansen.

He was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Fern Hirsche, brother Dewaine Hirsche, sisters LaDene Nelson and Gay Ericksen.

Myron was born September 28th, 1942 in Lethbridge. He grew up in the town of Wrentham, AB and married his long-time sweetheart, Sharon Treiber in 1967. He was a devout family man, who was loved by many and greeted everyone in a comfortable caring way. Myron worked for 25 years in the jewellery business at McKenzie’s and Ericksen’s Jewellery. He then ventured out into a completely new field of work at Wilber Ellis, followed by Lethbridge Housing. During his retirement, Myron enjoyed camping, working in his garage and spending time with family.


A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Myron’s obituary on the Cornerstone website. If you are unable to watch it live, the recording will be available for viewing within two business days.

Thank you for your understanding honouring COVID protocols and the limited seating regulations. Your presence will be missed.

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Gavina Marie King

February 27, 1958 – September 28, 2021

Gavina passed away suddenly on September 28th on the Blood Reserve. She is survived by her sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, aunts, relatives and her many friends.

Gavina attended St. Mary’s Residential School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Gavina loved to work and held occupations in a wide range of areas that included Corrections and until her passing, was a heavy-duty electrician. She also joined the United States Army Reserve, and trained at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in the early 1990s; a connection to her Grandfather Nicholas King who served in World War I.

Gavina was a talented and competitive athlete and was especially proud of her time she played with the fastball team, the BTA Jays alongside her sister Carla. She was the back catcher and won various tournaments on the Blood Reserve and other Treaty 7 reserves; and as well as women’s leagues in Cardston and surrounding communities. She also played on curling teams with her sister Rhonda in bonspiels in southern Alberta. Later on, she enjoyed 8-Ball pool in the VNEA leagues in Calgary and Lethbridge. In 2010, her team won one of the Ladies Divisions in Calgary which earned them a trip to the Las Vegas International VNEA Tournament. She was also a huge sports fan, cheering on her favourite teams, the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders, and was a former season ticketholder.

She also enjoyed powwows and attended many with her parents when her father, Raymond, sang with the Blood Reserve Singers. After her parents’ passing, she continued to attend powwows to support her family and friends by accompanying her Aunties, Tsuaki and Annie Davis. Her mother, Isabella, taught her how to bead at a young age and was known for her beautiful intricate work. She worked on a lot of outfits for her friends and relatives on the powwow circuit which you see today.

Gavina loved to travel and would be ready whenever her friends and family called her for a quick trip and found herself in places such as Cuba and Hawaii. Hawaii held a special place in her heart because her parents, Raymond and Isabella, travelled there and she eventually resided there for a couple of years with her sister, Thelma.

Gavina was known for her great sense of humour and her quick-witted comebacks and always found ways to make you join in her infectious laughter. Her sense of humour was due to her nature as a good observer who later told entertaining and animated stories with her own twists and funny takes. Her quiet nature held up until she would crack a joke or share a funny observation.

She led a humble life but was wealthy in her friendships and her connections she held with her relatives which was evident by her generosity. She had friends from so many different backgrounds and ages which showed how much of a people person she really was. Although she did not have children, she doted on her nieces and nephews, as well as her relatives and friends’ children. Gavina was strong-willed but was always there for us in our time of need and would help us in any way she could. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Gavina will be greatly missed by her sisters: Thelma King-Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, Rhonda King-Blood (Charles Sr.), Carla Weasel Fat (Fred); and brothers: Klane King (Angela) and Carlton King of Toronto, Ontario; great-aunts: Mrs. Rachel Hoof, Mrs. Annie Davis; nieces and nephews: Pam (Danny), Cameron, Charmaine (Brandon), Kara, R.J., Sarah (Jermiha) and Charles Jr. (Tricia), Cherilynn (Austen), Izaiha, Brolin, Charlee, Urijah, Elijah, Alias, Jermiha Jr., Owen, Loralynn, and Aubrielle.

She was predeceased by her parents: Raymond and Isabella King; her brothers: Courtney, Raynard and Charlie; nephew, Neal; brother-in-law, Laurence; and sister-in-law, Marilyn.

She will also be missed by her extended families which include the Eagle Childs, Crow Chiefs, Eagle Plumes, Red Crows, Eagle Bears and Little Lights. Also, families from the Many Children and All Tall People Clans. The family apologizes for anybody missed.

The Wake service will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday October 4, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Blood Reserve (due to covid restrictions 50 people only). Interment to take place in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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CORNELIUS KORVER, beloved husband of Winnie Korver, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Ron Levagood
1943 – 2021

It is with great regret and sadness that the family of Delbert Ronald Levagood announces his passing at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the age of 78 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MARY OTT, beloved wife of Kurt Ott, passed away peacefully at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans, on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MARIE LOUISE PEARSON, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Robert “Bob” Prysiazny

1953 – 2021

Mr. Robert “Bob” Prysiazny, of Lethbridge passed away suddenly in his home on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Bob was the eldest son of Stan and Hazel Prysiazny and older brother to Brian (Shelagh) of Ridgeville, ON, Dwayne (Laurel) of Phoenix AZ and Cheryl (Carey) Kiefuik of Lethbridge. He was also uncle to Amy (Adam) Freeman and Tyler Kiefuik, Marisa (Ben) Cowie, Michael and Erin Prysiazny and great uncle to three nephews Thomas and Myles Cowie and Luca Freeman.

Bob went to Olds College to get his degree in Horticulture and maintained a career with Lethbridge Agricultural Research Station for 45 years.

If you knew Bob, you knew of his love for Collies. He leaves behind his two boys Kieran and Casey. Bob was a man of many talents. He created beautiful stained-glass artwork which many family and friends were privileged to have displayed in their homes.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

This event will be livestreamed. To view Bob’s service, please go to, https://www.mbfunerals .com/obituary/RobertBob-Prysiazny and scroll to the bottom of his obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to MADD Canada donation/donation-english.html.

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Jason Sweet

1960 – 2021

Mr. Jason Sweet of Calgary passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the age of 61 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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RUSSELL SCOTT TWIGG-WELLS passed away on September 26, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 49 years.

The Wake Service will be from 6:00 – 11:00 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Tanner Seniors Center, Cardston. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, Blood Reserve. (Due to Covid restrictions, 50 people only). Interment to take place in the Twigg Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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