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SATURDAY, November 27, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 27, 2021.

Peter Douglas Berger

1958 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a great brother, uncle, friend, mentor among a great many other titles. Peter Douglas Berger, better known to all as Doug, passed away after a long-fought battle with many different ailments including cancer. He died peacefully at the St. Mike’s Palliative Care center with one of his favourite people, Jaquelyn by his side.

Doug was born in High River on February 4, 1958. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Harold Peter (Peter) and Donalda Blanche (Dona) Berger. He leaves to mourn his oldest sister Rhonda Berger and her children Chay (Corie), Feuser, Shenny (Don) Grimard, Brady Houle (Manda) and Denny Houle. He also leaves behind his great nieces and nephews, Riian, Addisyn and Cayson Feuser, Navie and Aspen Grimard and Braxon Houle. He was also loved by his little sister, Sonja Baker and her children Levi, Kaelan and Jaden Baker.

Doug was loved by all who knew him. He touched many, many lives in his time here and each one of us will think of Doug and smile. He was an extremely talented musician and artist as well as athlete in his younger days. He was blessed with an incredibly positive outlook and even after suffering a major brain injury, he always told everyone what a great life he had. He felt so blessed to have all of his friends and he was always sure to make people feel special and to feel loved. He was a kind, gentle, generous and genuine person.

We will be having a celebration of Doug’s life after the Covid restrictions have been lifted and we can get together and celebrate.

We would like to say a special thank you to the team from the Brain Injury Relearning Institute including Jaquelyn, Janelle and Rachel. We would also like to thank Caren and Izzy for bringing so much love and joy to Doug’s last year of life. Lastly, thank you to Dr. Walsh and the team at the Palliative Care Center for giving Doug such great care in his last days. They were all angels here on earth.

Doug has asked that in lieu of flower, donations can be made to the Last Chance Cat Ranch or to MADD.

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August 24, 1951 – November 21, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father and “Papa” RICHARD WILLIAM BROWN, of Lethbridge, who passed away unexpectedly at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Tamara (Jim) Mulock and their children Connor and Avery of Lethbridge, daughter Heather (Kevin) Brown and their children Madelaine and Emily of Valley, N.S. and son Ryan (Ludy) Mennie and their children Reina, Tristan and Amaya of Lethbridge. He is sadly missed by his former wife Sandra Brown (née Schmidt), with whom he kept up a lasting friendship. He is also survived and missed by his brothers Ian (Colleen) Brown and Doug (Lynda) Brown, his brother-in-law Grant Schmidt as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard was predeceased by his mother Lillian Brown (née Majeski) and father Wesley Brown.

Richard was born and raised in Edmonton AB, where he also met and married Sandra. Together, they lived in Edmonton, Stirling and Lethbridge with their three children.

Richard was employed with BFI Canada where he worked as a truck driver until his retirement in 2012. He loved to travel extensively on various road trips and holidays. After his retirement, Richard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Richard will be forever loved and dearly missed by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or

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1969 – 2021

Carolyn passed away November 21, 2021, peacefully at The Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, after a seven year struggle with cancer.

She was born to Richard and Mary Hildebrandt. Survived by her siblings: Connie (Robert) Freihaut, Doreen (Atty) Harrison and nieces Meagan, Brittany, Danielle and nephew Derek, friend Ken Pon and many other close friend. She was predeceased by: her father Richard Hildebrandt, grandparents: Immanuel and Pauline Hildebrandt and John and Frances Janos.

She graduated from Picture Butte High School, furthering her education at S.A.I.T. in Calgary, graduating in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She started as a Department Manager for Eatons, progressing to Store Manager for Winners, Diabetes clothes line and ending at Swarovski Jewellers. All in Calgary.

Many thanks to Ken and all who took great care of her. It was all greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the hospice staff for their tender loving care. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers.

Donations can be made on behalf of Carolyn to the Cancer Society.

Private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Maria Czabaj

1925 – 2021

  Maria Czabaj, beloved wife of the late Leon Czabaj, passed away in Coaldale on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

  A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Taber on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

  Maria is survived by her granddaughter Angelika Czabaj of Calgary and her daughter-in-law Helena and her husband Mark of Lethbridge.

  She was predeceased by her loving husband Leon Czabaj, son Mark Czabaj, her parents and siblings.

  Maria was born in Poland in 1925. Her father Peter, was a blacksmith and her mother Maria made all their clothes. She had fond memories of growing up with her four brothers.

  Maria was taken from her family at the age of fifteen and never saw them again. In the camp where she lived, there were over a thousand young women housed in the barracks. Food was very scarce. They were given a slice of bread a day and a bowl of kohlrabi soup. They had to hunt for food and ate peelings to stay alive. One camp she lived in was bombed. She had to dodge the falling bombs and twice, was almost killed.

  Maria met Leon Czabaj two months before the end of the war. He was in the Polish Army but had been captured and forced to work in a prisoner of war camp. One night, she awoke to find English soldiers had come into the barracks, but they told her and all the other to keep sleeping. In the morning when they looked out the windows, they saw Allied soldiers and tanks on the ground. The English came as liberators and the forced labour was over, many people at that time were sick with tuberculosis.

  Leon and Maria were married in 1947. The ceremony took place in a Catholic church, but they wore no special clothes or ate any special meal. They immigrated to Canada in 1950 to work in the sugar beet fields. They first lived in Shaughnessy, moving to Readymade two years later and finally came to Taber in 1953. Maria worked at Petries Pantry for seventeen years and at the Rex Cafe for another six. Later, she and Leon bought a sixty acre farm near Barnwell and lived there until 1977 when they moved to town. By all accounts, the farm was ‘clean as a whistle’. Leon was a very meticulous farmer.

  Leon and Maria adopted a son, Mark when he was twenty one months old.

He passed away in 1982 when he was twenty four years old.

  Maria was an excellent baker. Over the years, she made countless pies and cakes for the annual fall church supper and the Catholic Women’s League bake sales. She has been a Catholic Women’s League member for twenty five years.

Leon passed away in 1989. Maria continued to live in their home in Taber for several years. One day, she decided to sell her home and moved into Clearview Lodge. She loved her new home, helping in the kitchen baking buns and many other delicious items. As her health started to deteriorate, she moved to the Coaldale Extended Care. She lived there for five years until her passing.

  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Maria’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (

  Her family would like to thank all the caregivers, nurses and staff at Clearview Lodge and Coaldale Extended Care for all the good times and the wonderful care she received.

  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.


Delores Marguerite Dow, beloved wife and mother, passed away November 22, 2021 at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo Dow, and is survived by her children, Cheryl (White), Kent, Linda (Lambert) and sister, Sandra (Walters). She was predeceased by her siblings, Elmer, Jean (infant), and Marlene (Umbach).

Delores was born in Kitchener, Ontario to George Arndt and Lydia Willis. Early in her married life she moved to Southern Alberta and later had a career in banking at the Treasury Branch. Her focus was always on her family first and work second. Delores shared the skill of her talented hands and mind with so many. She has made literally hundreds of knitted, crocheted and sewn creations.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was proud of her Eastern Canadian pioneer heritage and her family. She is remembered by 17 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

Interment in Magrath Cemetery.


12 April 1925 – 19 November 2021

It is with gratitude for a life well lived and a man much loved that we announce the peaceful passing of JAMES GORDON (JIM) DOYLE on November 19.

He leaves a close knit family to share many joyous memories including his beloved wife of 75 years, Marion (Broder) and their children: Faye (Richard) West of Edmonton, Linda (John) Calder of Westhampton, NY, Wesley (Marilyn) of Edmonton, and Randal (Susan) of Lethbridge; six grandchildren: Jim West (Andy Steppan), Anne Calder, Robyn (Aaron) Beaudoin, Ian (Leah) Doyle, Tim (TJ) Doyle, and Nikki (Anthony) Kish. “Papa” is also survived by his adored great-grandchildren: Mckinna, Kamryn, Charlee, and Jordynn Kish, Aubrey and Connor James Doyle, and Lilianne Beaudoin, great-great-grandsons Reece and Nathan Lasalle, and a special niece Susan Tanner of Victoria.

Jim was predeceased by an infant daughter Debbie, five siblings, his parents Charles and Gertrude (Falk) Doyle, as well as Marion’s parents Robert and Violet (Jones) Broder.

He was born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925 in New Westminster, B.C. and grew up there. World War II was raging so on his 18th birthday he joined the RCAF, graduated with the rank of Pilot Officer, and served in England. Following V.E. Day, he volunteered for service in the South Pacific. Promoted to Flying Officer, he was on leave before reporting for duty when the atomic bomb brought the war to a sudden end. Dad had thrived on his years in the air force. On discharge he returned to New Westminster where, in July 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart, Marion Broder. Two years later, they moved to Lethbridge where they spent the rest of their lives.

Second only to his love of Marion and their family, was his love of flying. In the next 60 years, he logged over 5,000 hours as a private pilot, covering the continent from Inuvik to Mexico. He served on the executive of many Alberta flying organizations including the Alberta Aviation Council, the Lethbridge Flying Club, the Alberta Flying Farmers and as Commander of the Southern Zone of Alberta Search and Rescue. He retained his amateur radio operator’s license (VE6AJ), enjoyed hunting, and spent many happy hours skiing with his family.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s, he was Operations Manager of Broder Canning Co. in Lethbridge. He then farmed near Broxburn for ten years where he raised prize Angus cattle. Dad and Mom retired to an acreage close to the city of Lethbridge which they aptly named Windmeadows. They now had time to travel so part of most winters were spent in Hawaii, the Caribbean, or cruising with their family.

Both Dad and Mom spent their last years quietly enjoying their Windmeadows home and its peaceful setting. With their local great- grandchildren often providing company, Dad and Mom enjoyed puttering around the farm and the extensive flower gardens. They so often said “It’s been a wonderful life.”

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciate to the doctors and health care workers who provided such excellent care in his final days.

The pandemic has forced any celebration of Dad’s life to be indefinitely postponed.

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Vivian Fawns passed away peacefully at the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritan Lodge in Raymond, Alberta, on Friday, November 19, 2021. She was 89 years old.

As the youngest child of Ervin Jennings Fawns and Annie Jensen Fawns, she was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Retta Fawns, Reed (June) Fawns, Dora and Douglas Fawns (infant twins), Hazel Fawns Swenson, and LaVaughn “Bonnie” Fawns (Orrin) Baird, and nephew David (Margie) Baird. She is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews as follows:

Sherstin Swenson (Joe) Law, Vonja Swenson (Phil) Green, Kevin (Eve) Swenson, Jolene Swenson (Steve) Bartek, Randall (Debra) Baird, Richard Baird, Mark (Terri) Baird, Gary (Sarah) Baird.

Vivian had a wonderful childhood working and playing with her sisters and brother on the farm near Stirling, where she learned the value of work and developed a lifelong love of gardening. Winters were spent in Raymond, where schooling was easier to obtain. She really cherished the advantages of rural and urban living.

Her vocation of teaching touched the lives of hundreds of young people where she taught elementary school in Raymond and Taber, Alberta. Vivian had a wonderful memory for names and faces and had a hobby of recognizing the many students and their parents and grandparents for multiple generations. She was most interested in their lives, vocations, and family.

Her nieces and nephews, and over time her grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, were much loved, and she spent many summer and Christmas holidays in the U.S. visiting with them all. She would always bring down a trunkful of Roger’s Golden Corn Syrup, licorice, Macintosh toffee and other Canadian treats. Many hours were spent playing cards at which she excelled, although she did like to ‘bend the rules’ at times. Vivian loved to drive, and she travelled and explored many places in her vehicle.

Vivian was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served faithfully in many capacities. She also fulfilled a mission for the Church in the eastern United States as a young person. She loved the Lord and her fellow men. She will be remembered tenderly by Bert Still, with whom she formed a special friendship while in the Prairie Ridge Lodge, and she will be greatly missed by other friends and family.

We would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers at the Prairie Ridge Lodge and those in the hospital in Raymond. They were very compassionate and patient with Vivian, and their efforts are greatly appreciated. She also had many kind and caring friends and neighbors to help her with her home and errands over the years as her health deteriorated, and we are greatly indebted to all of them.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond. All are welcome to attend.

Service will be recorded and available for view Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Celebration of Life will be held later when family from the USA is able to come to Alberta.

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October 25, 1930

– November 23, 2021

KASTE “KAY” HANIUK (née Kaluska), passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the age of 91 years.

She leaves to mourn and will be terribly missed by Einard, her loving husband of 69 years. She is survived by five nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews and their families.

Kay was born and raised in Lethbridge. She met and married Einard in 1952. They spent most of their working years in various places in the United States, where they made many friends and loved to travel. They returned to live in Lethbridge and soon had a very active social life, including the Gyro Club and Bridge Club. Their many friends and neighbours became their “family” and helped them out as their health declined in recent years, for which their family is so grateful. Kay will always be remembered as a kind and caring person.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:30 P.M.

with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or

Interment to follow at Royal View Cemetery.

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Esther Marta Hauschildt

1927 – 2021

Esther Marta Hauschildt, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021 at the age of 94.

Esther is survived by her children, Jürgen (Renée), Bettina (Robert Walser), and Dave (Dianne). Esther is survived by her grandchildren Adam Walser (Kerri Norman), Matthew Walser (Patricia Gervais), Sarah Walser (Jeremy Schofield), and Skye-Lee Hauschildt; and her great grandchildren Linnéa Walser, Zachary, Linus, and Dashiell Walser, Amaya and Everlie Hauschildt, and Ivan Schofield. Esther is also survived by her brothers-in-law Peter Heinrichs and Adolf Hauschildt, sister-in-law Renate Hauschildt, as well as nieces and nephews and their families.

Esther was predeceased by her husband Max (2010), her parents Paul (1965) and Martha (1983), her sisters, Frieda Heinrichs (2007), Ruth Grübe (2009), and Hanna Schaarschmidt (2013), and her brother Paul (1941).

Esther’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Edith Cavell Care Home (especially Lillian, Lovely, Lynn, Margret and Reina) for treating mom with such respect and kindness. Also, thank you to Dr. Peter G. Greidanus and Dr. Samuel Dewalle for their diligent and compassionate care.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

A Private family inurnment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Feb 9, 1934 – Nov 22, 2021

It is with great sadness, that we say goodbye to JOSEPH “JOE” KUSALIK, beloved soulmate of Mary. He passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure at the age of 87.

A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Due to Covid restrictions, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Joe’s full obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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1935 – 2021

Marie Lewis, beloved wife of predeceased R.G. Dick Lewis, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away on Saturday November 20, 2021 at the age of 86 years.

Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Allan Lewis and Rebecca Gay Lewis of Calgary, AB, son Richard Glenn Lewis of Surrey, BC. and son and daughter-in-law, Trevor John Lewis and Kelly Charlene Baker of Morenci, AZ. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Caitlin Julianne Marie Lewis of Victoria, BC. as well as Tyler Bronson Lewis and Emily Marie Lewis of Morenci, AZ.

Marie was born in Lethbridge, AB on July 5, 1935. She married the love of her life, R.G. (Dick) Lewis in September of 1955 and they subsequently left to take up residence in Edmonton, AB. Marie had two boys, Greg and Glenn while in Edmonton before they were transferred to Regina, SK. There Marie became a telephone operator with SaskTel and took up her passion of curling. She had another son, Trevor, in Regina before the family was transferred back to Lethbridge in 1972. Marie then began working for AGT and it was Lethbridge where she and Dick had hoped to retire however, another transfer brought them back to Edmonton in 1975. Marie retired from the Data Design Engineering Team at AGT / TELUS in 1993. She and Dick enjoyed many winters snowbirding in Yuma, AZ. They finally settled back in Lethbridge to rekindle their lifelong friendships.

Marie was predeceased by her husband R.G. (Dick) Lewis, her parents John W. and Jeanne E. Clancy as well as her older sister Eileen Anna Clancy.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada (

The Family would like to thank the Nursing Staff and Doctors of Unit 5A of the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge as well as the Nursing Staff at the Pincher Creek Health Centre and the Nursing Staff at the High River Hospital.

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Marie Mawhinney

1951 – 2021

Marie Mawhinney of Lethbridge, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend, passed away after a battle with cancer on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

Marie was born in Mount Forest, Ontario on October 6, 1951 to Joseph and Cecelia Moyer. She was a hard-working, independent woman who touched many lives in her time. She was a very giving person who took care of others and put their needs before her own. Marie loved being in the company of her family, friends and pets. She especially enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, reading, trying new recipes, sharing meals and going for coffee, attending mass at St. Basil’s, shopping at craft shows and farmers’ markets, seeing live theatre productions and going on trips with her family; she was always busy with big plans and projects of all kinds.

She leaves to mourn her daughter Celia (Trevor) Clinton, her son Brian Mawhinney, her grandchildren Legacy Krampl, Zachary Clinton and Marley Clinton. Marie is also survived by her sisters Anna Volk, Luci (Dominic) Valentini, Ruth Alves, Cleta (Norm) Heys, and her brothers, Ed Moyer, Lorne (Florence) Moyer, and Alfred (Laurie) Moyer. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.

Marie will be greatly missed, and a Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.

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CAROL McLEOD, beloved wife and mother, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

A Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held at the SANDMAN SIGNATURE LETHBRIDGE LODGE (Aspen Room), 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. Please be advised that the Restrictions Exception Program will be in effect requiring proof of vaccination and picture ID or a negative Rapid COVID test within 72 hours.

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BILL NIEBOER, of Nobleford, passed away peacefully at home to be with Jesus, on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

Bill was “Honners” to Pearl, Dad to Kevin (Anna) and Rachelle, and Opa to Daisy, Connor, Jasmine, and Jole. We will miss him!!

He will also be missed by his siblings: Johnnie, Dorothy, Ellie and Ruth and their families as well as the entire Zuidhof family. Cousins and friends were also very dear to Bill. Let us not forget his church community and all those acquaintances he made in the farming business community.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Sonny Ohama

1926 – 2021

Mr. Sonny Ohama of Lethbridge, treasured companion and friend of Judy Fukushima and beloved husband of the late Mrs. Jene Ohama, passed away peacefully at Extendicare Fairmont on November 21, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

Besides his loving companion Judy, Sonny is survived by his son Vincent (Adele) of Red Deer.

He was predeceased by his parents Kinzi and Kimi; brothers Toss, Tona, George, Albert, Kingo and Charlie; sisters Mae and Mary; and infant son David.

Sonny was born in Norfolk, Alberta on September 30, 1926 and attended school in Surrey B.C and Raymond AB. He loved sports and competed in track, baseball and basketball.

In 1942 the family settled in Rainier, AB working the land and becoming an important part of the farming community. He married Jene Endo on November 4, 1961 and was a devoted husband until Jene’s passing in 1997. During this time in Rainier, he continued to farm and raised his family. He loved to spend time with his family and friends while fishing camping and traveling. After retiring to Lethbridge, Sonny became a part of the areas golf and curling community. It was after a senior curling game in 2005 that he met Judy and for the next 16 years they shared their lives together.

Friends and family will have many fond memories of Sonny out at the farm or fixing this or that, building some new project, having a fishing line in the water or having a golf club or curling broom in his hand.

Sonny will always be remembered for his generosity, kindness and soft-spoken manner. A man truly beloved by all, he will be deeply missed.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. Interment will follow at the Brooks Cemetery (arrival time approximately 2:00 pm). The family welcomes those who wish to attend.

To watch Sonny’s Funeral Service via livestream, please go to and scroll to the bottom of the obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories.

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Donald Gordon Santa

1945 – 2021

Mr. Don Santa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pat Santa, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 76.

Don was born in Milk River on January 6, 1945 to Miriam and George Santa. He grew up in Lethbridge where he developed a love for muscle cars. He was very mechanically gifted. Don loved to restore cars. His final project was the 1967 blue Chevy Nova, aptly licensed XMASTOY. Don loved to cruise in his Nova.

Don is survived by his wife Pat; son Donovan (Eirian); step- daughters Tracey Lukacs and Deanna (Rod) Powell; grandchildren Sophia, Ryan, Julie and Joel; brothers Les (Clarice), Skip (Carol), Gary and his sister Janet (Ron) Sheen.

Don was predeceased by his parents and sisters Wilma Winter and Laurette Hutchings.

Don and Pat loved to travel and took many international trips with in-laws Sandy and Harry Fischer.

Don has many dear friends and relatives, too numerous to mention. Special coffee friends were a big part of Don’s life since COVID. He looked forward to their morning and afternoon get togethers.

A private celebration of Don’s life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 29, 2021. Those who wish may watch the service via livestream by visiting obituary/DonaldDon-Santa and scrolling to the bottom of Donald’s obituary.

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Ivanka “Jean” Vidmar

1927 – 2021

Mrs. Ivanka “Jean” Vidmar of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jernej “Jerry” Vidmar, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 93 years.

Mom was born on December 27, 1927 in Notranje Gorice, Slovenia. After several years in Spittal, Austria her family relocated to Chicago, Illinois before rejoining Jerry in Lethbridge. Jerry and Jean were married in 1953 and started their family.

Mom was an active member of the CWL and enjoyed serving her community. She loved her garden and was always ready to share her bountiful harvest. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest pleasures were having all of her family together.

A special thank you to all who took exceptional care of Mom at St. Michael’s LTC.

Ivanka “Jean” is survived by her daughters Anna (Per) Hansen, Cathy Korby; son Peter (June) Vidmar; grandchildren Chris Hansen, Sara Hansen, Dakota (Stephanie) Vidmar, Ethan Vidmar, David (Beth Johnson) Korby.

Besides her loving husband Jernej “Jerry”, Ivanka “Jean” was predeceased by her parents Anton and Marija Brencic; son Frank Vidmar and son-in-law Steve Korby.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 29, 2021 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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