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FRIDAY, December 3, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 3, 2021.


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KELVIN BUCKSKIN-BLACK HORSE, beloved husband of Violet Black Horse, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the age of 60 years. The Wake service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday, December 3rd from 7- 11 p.m.

The Funeral service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Saturday, December 4th at 11 a.m.

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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

In memory of Richard, donations may be made to Defeat MSA Canada (

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It is with deep sorrow that the family of MICHAEL B. PETERSON, beloved husband of Kennedy Peterson (née Jensen), announces his passing on November 30, 2021.

Mike is the proud father of William (15), Jack (13), Findlay (10), and Samuel (6). Mike is survived by his father, Rodney Clifford Peterson and his wife Diane, four younger brothers, Ryan (Alisha), Darren (Chris), Brent (Katlyn), and Jason (Bryanna), as well as 20 nieces and nephews.

Mike is predeceased by his mother Marilyn Jean Peterson, grandparents Jack and Ione Winkler, grandfather Clifford Jr. Peterson, and nephew Bronson Peterson.

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 5, 1979, Mike remained in Southern Alberta for most of his life. Mike was an active member of his church, for which he served a two year mission to Japan. On his return, Mike sought out his education, met his wife, started and operated a successful business, and raised his family in Lethbridge.

Growing up, Mike demonstrated creativity through drawing and music. He doodled cartoons, played the saxophone, and sang in choirs. Mike was an avid movie lover and critic. He loved golfing with his father, his brothers, and his sons. As his boys grew, Mike spent snowy winter days taking them skiing and snowboarding, as well as hiking and camping in the summer months. Mike was incredibly proud of his boys and loved spending time with his wife.

Mike was usually the funniest person in the room. He was sweet, thoughtful, and most importantly, kind. Mike will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE NORTH STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd W, Lethbridge. Interment will follow at the Archmount Cemetery. A livestream will be available via the Salmon and Sons website.

Friends are welcome to meet the family at SALMON & SONS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, or prior to the Saturday service at the Lethbridge North Stake Centre from 10:00 – 10:45AM. Please contact Salmon and Sons to book a time for viewing on Friday night.

Covid Exemption Program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (within 72 hours) is required.

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Sandra Pickles

1950 – 2021

Mrs. Sandra Pickles of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Charles Pickles, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Loretta “Lorri” Watt

1944 – 2021

Lorri Watt passed away November 30, 2021, at the age of 77 years.

Left behind to grieve is her beloved husband, Walter; sons Tony (Joyce), Chuck (Heather) and her cherished grandchildren Alex, Kate, Raylynn, and Aubrey.

Lorri will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

Donations can be made in Lorri’s name to St. Michael’s Palliative Care, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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CELESTE ZEINSTRA, passed away peacefully with John, her loving husband of 47 years and her son Roger by her side, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

Along with her husband and son, she is lovingly remembered by her three brothers, Yves, Denis and Gilles Leclair and their families.

She was predeceased by her son, Robert, brother Ron, her parents, in-laws, four sisters-in-law and her brother-in-law.

Celeste was born in Letellier, MB to Gerald and Ida Leclair and was raised there until age 17. When her parents purchased the Picture Butte Hotel in 1971, her family moved there to run it as a family business. There, she also met John, the love of her life, and they married in 1973. They farmed and raised their family in Picture Butte and Enchant.

Celeste worked for St. Catherine’s School, typing for the staff from home. Students were the messengers, toting her work back and forth during their breaks. Eventually she was asked to be the Librarian Assistant.

Celeste attended Henderson Business College and earned her Office Administration Diploma & Medical Record Keeping which allowed her to work at medical offices and the hospital for many years and make many friendships in the communities they lived.

She was never idle and always strived to learn new things. Celeste enjoyed cooking, baking, canning and wine making. She loved working with her hands, knitting and sewing, making her clothes as well as draperies in her home. Celeste was creative, painting walls and furniture to give them new life. Her passion was prowling through thrift and antique shops and her home was filled with lovely pieces from furniture to precious china, crystal and silverware. Celeste loved to keep active and learned to golf. She enjoyed music and learned to play the piano and violin. There wasn’t anything she didn’t take on when she was interested in learning more about it.

Celeste enjoyed exploring whether on road trips or travelling the world. Together, they visited Europe, Asia, South America and Australia, specifically Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, China and may places in North America. They spent 12 partial winters in Palm Springs, California. The last trips Celeste made were to the Holyland, Lourdes and Fatima. Among her most memorable were the ocean cruises to Alaska and Panama. Their last road trip was to her home place where she was reunited with many cousins, a gift that she cherished.

Celeste was very strong in her faith which helped her immensely through her cancer journey. She was involved with the CWL for 45 years, starting in Picture Butte and finishing in Lethbridge at St. Martha’s Parish.

She enjoyed spending time and socializing with her family and friends, belonging to several social clubs and organizations. Celeste had a zest for life, surrounding herself with the people she loved.

The Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or The Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Celeste’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

A public Reception will be held following the Mass at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St. Edward Blvd. North, Lethbridge, AB. All are welcome to attend, beginning at 6:00 P.M. and music will be provided. 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.

Interment will be held at the IRON SPRINGS CEMETERY, Iron Springs, AB on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Tim Boyle officiating.

For those who wish to make a donation in her memory, please consider the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 700-10123 99 St. NW., Edmonton, AB T5J 9Z9.

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