May 29th, 2024

FRIDAY, December 10, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 10, 2021.

Pat Bartoshyk

Feb. 18, 1959 – Dec. 5, 2021

It is with heavy and broken hearts that Marilyn, Patrick, and Aryn announce the passing of their much-loved husband and father on December 5, 2021. He died as he lived, in his home, surrounded by the love of his family.

A private family service will be held at a later date, at the graveside of Pat’s beloved twin sisters. In memory of Pat, we ask that you treat everyone with kindness, and support organizations such as Lethbridge Home Care (AHS), the Canadian Cancer Society, STARS, and the Canadian Red Cross.

How does one, Survive

the death of your life mate?

How does one, Wake up

every morning alone,

when it’s so natural to seek a sense if he is awake?

How does one, Live the day,

still expecting to have a conversation with him?

How does one, Navigate the weeks, unfolding from each day alone instead of shared with him?

How does one decide what to do, When what to do depended on what he wanted too?

How does one, Prepare a meal that is not taking,

his likes in to consideration

How does one, Go to sleep at night without saying

“good night” to him?

How does one, Learn to do all the things he took care of?

How does one, Parent adult children without problem

solving with him?

How does one, Welcome grand babies into the world without grandpa?

How does one, Travel without the driver, and without the companion,

that made the trip more special because it was shared?

How does one, do a solo journey, when growing old together was THE PLAN? How does one?

Poem by Maxine Reidel

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After years of bringing life into the world, we are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. PHILIP MICHAEL BROWNE, beloved husband of Anne Browne, on Monday, November 8, 2021, with his loving family by his side after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

A Private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Phil’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flower and in memory of Phil, donations may be made to the American Bird Conservancy ( or any Conservation Organization that you support.

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JIMMY JOHN HEALY, of the Blood Reserve, passed away suddenly , on Saturday, December 4th , 2021 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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EMMY A. SOMMER, beloved wife of the late George H. Sommer of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

A private family graveside was held.

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JUDITH “JUDY” ELIZABETH ANNE STEVENS, of Coaldale beloved wife of the late Rodney Stevens passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the age of 83 years. Gone but for the memory of her laughter.

A family service will take place in the spring time.

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Emily “Geneva” Thompson

1918 – 2021

Mrs. Emily Geneva Thompson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kencil Thompson, passed away at Good Samaritans Highland Centre on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the age of 103 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Laura Margaret Vanderhart

1997 – 2021

It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Ms. Laura Margaret Vanderhart of Lethbridge, Alberta who passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the age of 24 years.

Laura was born on February 7, 1997 and at the age of 3 ½ months, she contracted encephalitis. Her life was with many afflictions and illness but with it she brought much joy and happiness to those who loved her.

She is survived by her loving parents Mark and Barbara Vanderhart; 5 siblings; Philip (Doreen) Vanderhart and their children Cole, Mark, Lauren; Eric (Michelle) Vanderhart, and their children Taylor, Katelyn; Mason Vanderhart; Jonathan (Gerda) Vanderhart and their children Zachary, Naomi, Avery; Thomas (Hanna Bezooyen) Vanderhart and his daughter Haiden; Chad (Rochelle) Ruppert.

Laura is survived by grandparents Adrian (Corrie) Vanderhart as well as many other loving family members and was predeceased by her grandparents Herb and Margaret Debat.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Harilal, also all doctors and caregivers, Bethesda Care Home, and lastly Chinook Home from Rehoboth, where she presided from 2015 – 2021.

Condolences will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to COVID restrictions, only a limited number of people will be able to attend, please RSVP by going to obituary/Laura-Vanderhart

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00am at the PICTURE BUTTE MEMORIAL CEMETERY, with a Worship Service to follow at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CHURCH OF PICTURE BUTTE, with Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating.

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