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WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 3, 2021.

Irwin “Ross” Berrevoets

1943 – 2021

Mr. Irwin “Ross” Berrevoets of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Berrevoets, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the age of 78 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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STANLEY BLACKWATER JR., of the Blood Reserve, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Gelane Collin
1934 – 2021

 Ruby Gelane Collin, beloved wife of the late Raymond Collin, passed away in Taber on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the age of 87 years.
 The Burial Service will be held at the Foremost Cemetery on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
 Currently, the restrictions will allow for up to 200 people outdoors, attending a funeral related event.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Andrew “Andy” Kocsis

1936 – 2021

Mr. Andrew Kocsis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Kocsis, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the age of 85 years.

Andy was born in Pamleny, Hungary on March 5, 1936. His father Steve had immigrated to Canada and was later followed by Andy and his mother Mary on March 27, 1949 to Lethbridge, Alberta. It was a very big and challenging time, but they were happy to be here and make it their home.

Andy always said he learnt his English by enjoying and reading his comic books and surprisingly he had no Hungarian accent.

Due to his age when he immigrated to Canada, Andy was only able to complete Grade 8 and then entered the work force. He worked for a service station for a few years and then had an offer for a job at Huttons Ltd. Three older and knowledgeable men took him under their wings and taught Andy everything he knew. He worked there for 30 plus years and at the age of 51, his career ended due to a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. He missed the customers and co-workers greatly and sadly was never able to work again.

Having no other family in Canada, Andy cultivated many friends through his time at work, camping and socializing. They were very important to him, and he cherished each and everyone.

He had several great passions; old automobiles, his guitar and the CFL. The Calgary Stampeders was his team and win or lose never changed his dedication for them.

His family was the most important interest in his life and loved each one dearly. Andy and Jo offered to babysit the youngest of their granddaughters for approximately 12 years and for him she was the highlight of each and every day.

Andy was predeceased by his parents Steve and Mary Kocsis.

Left to mourn his passing are his children Darla (Jim), and Tim (Jodi). His grandchildren Tarynn (Tyler) Marcotte, Baillie (Clint) Helm and Madysen Kocsis. He was also blessed with a sweet great-granddaughter Brinley Marcotte.

Also left to mourn is his dear sister-in-law Arlene Fenz and nephews Brian Fenz (Florea) and family, Darin Fenz (Kathy) and family and niece Debbie Tonin (Darcy) and family.

Andy’s wish was to be remembered privately by his family and friends. A private Family Graveside Service will be held.

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Alice Kooy

1932 – 2021

Mrs. Alice Kooy of Lethbridge, formerly of Nobleford and beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Kooy, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Care Facility in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Brett Voytko

1994 – 2021

Mr. Brett Walker Voytko of Lethbridge beloved son of Tammy and Kelly Voytko, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 25, 2021 at the age of 27 years.

Brett was born in Lethbridge on May 15, 1994 to Kelly and Tammy Voytko. He was raised in Lethbridge, but he also spent a lot of time at the Jones Ranch in Mountain View. He was a man of many talents which included farming, welding, working with cranes and the list goes on.. His greatest joy in life was being an uncle to his little buddy Sylis.

Brett is survived by his mother Tammy Voytko; sister Sharon Voytko; nephew Sylis Voytko; cousins Branden Kotowski, Tatum Henniger and Chase Hennigar; nana Sharon Voytko; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Besides his loving father Kelly Voytko, Brett was predeceased by his grandparents Dave and Marlene Anderson; uncle Dave Anderson; and Auntie Angie Anderson.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Funeral will be invite only.

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