May 19th, 2024

SATURDAY, January 08, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 8, 2022.

Sheri Covey

1956 – 2022

Sheri Covey of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with her children by her side holding her hand at the age of 65 years.

Her children, Taya (Travis) and Jeremy (Tanis) were her pride and joy.

Even though Alzheimer’s disease cut short her time to enjoy her grandchildren (Korbin, Mikayla, Aria, Asher, and Isla) her face would light up when she saw them, and we knew she cherished every moment with them. They loved their “Dee Dee”.

Enjoying family time was Sheri’s favourite. Her and Taya loved to go for drives, listening and singing to their favourite music. The louder the better! Sheri and Jeremy loved watching movies together, either at the theater, or at home any chance they could.

Sheri was in her happy place if gatherings included her dad‘s amazing cabbage rolls, and watching a Saskatchewan Roughriders game. She was blessed to be a part of a large family.

Left to cherish her memory are her brothers Terry (Marilyn), David (Dianne), Kim (Brenda), Rick (Ellen), sisters Wendy (D’Arcy), Brenda (Gary), and father Ben (Pauline) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her mother Frances Lorincz.

Sheri was a great friend to all. She was loving, kind and generous. Always ready and available to help whenever needed. She loved her visits: if you had the coffee on she would bring the sweets!

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at the Good Samaritan’s West Highlands. You were like family, we could not have asked for a better group to care for Sheri. We would also like to thank Bob Hoffman for your regular visits. You were an amazing friend to Sheri right up to her very last moment.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

A date and time for a Celebration Of Life to be announced.

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Donna Marie Fraser passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Lethbridge, AB on January 6, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

She is survived by her husband Robert Fraser of Raymond, Daughter’s Becky (Derrick) Passey of Prince George, and Robin (James) Nikkel of Raymond, and her son Todd (Stacy) Fraser of Raymond.

She will be greatly missed by her 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Donna was predeceased by her parents Don and Ruth Johnson and her sister Carol. She leaves to mourn her brother, Brian Johnson and sisters, Shirley Perry and Carma Wong.

She was born in Lethbridge in the Galt Hospital on March 4, 1948. She received her teaching certificate at the University of Lethbridge. Donna enjoyed substitute teaching at various schools in the area and being around the youth. Seeing her students brightened her day.

She met and married Robert Fraser on July 17, 1969.

Donna fought rheumatoid arthritis for a very long time but she never allowed this to keep her down. She could run a forage harvester, combined for long hours and cultivated many a row of sugar beets. Her extensive tailgate lunches fed many men out in the fields on those long days.

Her flower beds were always stunning and many hours were spent on their care. She loved decorating her home for every season and was always writing notes of love and encouragement to everyone around her. Her birthday cards and holiday goodie bags will be missed by all who received them.

Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in leadership positions in all auxiliaries. She was a wonderful teacher and had a deep and abiding testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She loved the temple and the peace she felt there.

Donna’s legacy will be her endless optimism amid trails and her enduring faith. Her example will be felt for generations to come.

Thank you to all who served and cared for her. She spoke highly of you.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, at 11:00am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints COBBLESTONE CHAPEL (27 Cobblestone Lane, Raymond). Friends may meet the family from 10:00-10:45am at the Church prior to the Service. The Service will be live streamed on the Salmon and Sons website.

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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MARIAN HARRISON, beloved wife of the late Robin “Bob” Harrison, passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022, at the age of 91 years.

Marian is survived by her son, Eric (Patti) of Calgary and their sons, Hayden and Austin, daughter, Kathy (Tom) Schultz of Priddis Greens, Alberta and daughters Shannon and Laura, as well as three great-grandchildren, Everly, Roman and Adelaide.

Marian’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Additionally, Marian had numerous close friends as a result of their RCMP, Lethbridge Community College and Arizona lives. Her gardens and yard brought her great joy.

Marian will be laid to rest beside her husband in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

In memory of Marian, please consider making a donation to your favorite charity.

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Carl Hawkins

1935 – 2022

Mr. Carl Hawkins of Calgary & Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins and special partner to Dora Poch of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the age of 86 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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1970 – 2022

Miss Sandra Johansen passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre after a lifelong battle with Muscular Dystrophy, that she fought till the very end.

Sandra was predeceased by her parents John and Irene Johansen.

She left behind her brother Peter (children Kaila and Kyle) and her sister Patricia (Kevin) Cook (children Tyson and Taylor), also numerous Chomiak family members, friends and caregivers.

Sandra was a part of so many people’s lives. Her love for music and movies, plus her sense of humor will be forever missed and always remembered.

A private family service with interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge AB.

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August Kaupp

1926 – 2022

August Matthew Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved husband of Anne Helen Kaupp, passed away on January 3, 2022, at the age of 95 years.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and limited capacity, the family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to obituary/August-Kaupp and scrolling to the bottom of the obituary.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers and donations are gratefully declined.

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Susan Klassen

1933 – 2022

On January 1, 2022, our dear mom passed away peacefully in her home into God’s graces at the age of 88 years.

Susan Matilda Klassen was born on December 20, 1933, in Namaka AB to Cornelius and Anna Boschmann. In the early years of her life her family moved to Blue Ridge AB to homestead, living in a log cabin that her father built and later settled on a farm near Tofield AB. After her schooling, she went on to work in the Edmonton Hospital. Susan met the love of her life Dan at a Mennonite Provincial Youth Gathering in Rosemary. Susan also attended Mennonite Bible Institute in Didsbury where their friendship continued and eventually led to their marriage on a beautiful fall day October 23, 1955. Susan and Dan started married life together farming in Coaldale for 2 years, and then moved to Tofield for 2 years to continue farming there but after two successive crop failures due to weather they moved back to the farm in Coaldale where they raised their 3 children and farmed together for nearly 45 years. Susan was involved in the Goodwill Club at the Coaldale Mennonite Church where she was a member. She also volunteered for a number of years at the MCC store in Lethbridge.

Mom and Dad loved the mountains, spending time in Waterton and Montana every year. They even took up skiing and enjoyed doing that with their family. Mom was a very artistic and creative woman. She made doll furniture and sewed doll clothes, did artex, spent many hours sewing clothing for her children, enjoyed puzzles, embroidery, and crocheting many afghans for her children and grandchildren. She loved baking and cooking and made sure we never left her home hungry! She could also play a very competitive game of crokinole and usually won! She enjoyed working on their yard and in her flower beds which always had an abundance of beautiful roses. Mom was a quiet lady, soft spoken with a big heart and much love for her family. She loved her Lord and Savior, her beloved husband Dan, her children, precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her great grandchildren always put a smile on her face.

She is sadly missed by her son Bruce (Colleen) Klassen and their children Michelle (Ryan) Harding, Ashley (Morgan) Otte, Cameron (Elisha) Klassen; daughter Dianne (Brian) Hildebrandt and their children Lauren (Colin) Dueck, Lee (Paulina) Hildebrandt, Alana (Levi) Keith; daughter Brenda (Dennis) Holzli and their children Devon (Diana) Holzli, Brittany (Logan) Siebert; seven great grandchildren; brother David Boshmann; nieces and nephews.

Susan was pre-deceased by her loving husband Dan Klassen in 2007; parents Cornelius and Anna Boschmann; sisters Helen Heidebrecht, Margaret (who died in infancy) Anne Wiens.

A private family burial will be held, where Susan will be laid to rest in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery next to her husband Dan.

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LEE, Robert


With deep sadness the family of Robert Lee mourns his passing at the age of 95 on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK.

Robert was born in New Westminster, BC, the second youngest of ten brothers and sisters. In 1959, he married Fern Tsang in Lethbridge, AB and moved to Picture Butte a year later. There they built, owned, and operated Lee’s Palace Restaurant and enjoyed sponsoring many local sports teams and events. Living, working, and serving in the community for over fifty years, Robert always considered Picture Butte as “home”. He will be fondly remembered for his kind, generous spirit and was humbled and honoured to receive the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal as well as the John F. Murray/Harry B. Kane Achievement Award.

Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife Fern in 2018. He is survived by children Frank (Catherine), Donna (Tin) and Fred (Stella); grandchildren Michelle, Kendell, Quin, Emma, and Anna; as well as generations of nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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It is with great sadness, that the family announce the passing of Ryan North Peigan in Calgary, Alberta on December 30, 2021 at the age of 50. A Prayer Service and Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 4:00 – 11:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

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Lenora Christina Parr

(nee Bossert)

1940 – 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Lenora Parr of Lethbridge, announce her passing on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.

The family invites those who wish to view the service via Livestream to do so by going to obituary/Leonora-Parr and scrolling to the bottom of the obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Lenora’s name to a charity of your choice.

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Hank Sikking

1957 – 2021

Mr. Hank Sikking of Lethbridge Alberta, passed away after a short battle with cancer surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 29, 2021.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Richard Brown officiating. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the memorial is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by selecting the ‘Click here to RSVP” link on Hank’s obituary, or you may call Martin Brothers at (403) 328-2361. The family asks those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to A Graveside Service will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

A come and go reception will be held at the German Canadian Club from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 902 6 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. Vaccine Passports are required.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, gifts in memory of Hank Sikking to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Rd NE #200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, or to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

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PATRICIA JUNE WHITLOCK passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 90 years of age.

Patricia was born on June 27, 1931 in Taber to Fred and Doris Sparks, where she grew up and went to school. Pat became a school teacher in Vauxhall, she married Colin Whitlock in 1951, and they farmed together while Pat still taught school. They retired in 1988 and moved to Lethbridge, giving them the opportunity to travel extensively and truly enjoy life. They golfed and skied well into their 60’s. They had two sons, Terry who lives in Lethbridge, and Alan who lives in Kelowna. Colin passed away in October of 2012. Pat was very hospitable and will be dearly missed by many people besides her family.

Pat was predeceased by her parents, brother Morgan Sparks of Lethbridge and sisters Rita Becker of Lethbridge and Kay Hirsche of Pasadena, California.

She is survived by her sons Terry (Sharon) and Alan (Marlene), grandsons Wesley and Wade of Victoria, BC, and three great-grandsons, Grayson, Aiden, and Hunter, as well as sisters Lil Brandley and Arlene Airedale of Pasadena, California. Pat was an active Jehovah’s Witness, and was engaged in volunteer work throughout her life.

A Virtual Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. (MST) on ZOOM (for details, please contact Terry at

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GILLIAN MORRIS WOLF PLUME, passed away on December 25, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 30 years. A Wake Service will be held on

Thursday, January 20th at Streets Alive Mission, Lethbridge from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, January 21st at 11:00 am. Interment to take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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James Conway Wolf Tail, of Brocket, AB. passed away on January 1, 2022, at the age of 39 Years.

A Family Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday January 10, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod.

A Wake Service will be held starting at 6:00 P.M. Monday January 10, 2022, till Wednesday Morning at Lloyd Wolf Tail’s Residence.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday January 12, 2022, at the Piikani Lighthouse Church.

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