June 22nd, 2024

THURSDAY, January 20, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 20, 2022.

ARNOLD

May 7, 1945 – January 15, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of BERNARD “BEN” ANTHONY VICTOR EDWARD ARNOLD, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 76 years.

He is survived by his children Amanda (Ryan) Doucette and Christopher Arnold, and his grandson Daniel Doucette.

He is also survived by his siblings Patricia Arnold, Joan Herbut, Marilyn Arnold (Manfred Poehlmann), Hubert Arnold, Joe (Linda) Arnold and Robert Arnold.

Ben was predeceased by his parents Wendelin Arnold Sr. and Rose Magdalene Arnold, brothers Wendelin Arnold Jr. and James Arnold, and sister Cecile Arnold.

A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Derek Remus celebrating. For any friends who would like to attend, please contact Marilyn at marilyn@hoststrategy.com

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Marg Boyd

1936 – 2022

Marg Boyd of Lethbridge, beloved mother of Brad (Sue) Bengry and Brent Bengry, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

In keeping with her wishes, Marg will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

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COCHRAN

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of LORNE EARL COCHRAN, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the age of 75 years. Lorne was a gentle, kind and patient man who will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by many.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ethel, and their children, Trevor (Michelle) and Carrie (Mike) as well as his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Sarah, Colton and Kylie. He is also survived by his brother, Larry (Sandy) and their family, as well as many brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lorne was predeceased by his parents Leland & Ethel Cochran, and his older brother Leroy.

Lorne was born on May 6, 1946 in Brooks, AB and lived in southern Alberta all his life. He married Ethel Kasko on November 28, 1970 in Lethbridge, AB. They resided in Picture Butte for the last 40 years together, raising their children and enjoying many years of retirement. Lorne spent most of his career working in the livestock industry and made many lifelong friends along the way.

Lorne was passionate about sports. He grew up playing all sports, but his loves were hockey, baseball and golf. “Crunch” played Oldtimers hockey into his senior years, and he treasured the time he spent on the golf course with his family and friends. This love of sports was something he passed onto his children. He is fondly remembered by many as a great hockey and baseball coach. In his retirement years, he was proud to watch his grandchildren perform on stage, and play soccer, hockey and ringette.

The family will have a private gathering that will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Constantine Correia

1931 – 2022

  Constantine Valentine Correia, beloved husband of the late Antonieta “Nita” Correia, passed away peacefully with family at his side in Taber on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

  A private Prayer Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.

  Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Constantine’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 6:45 P.M. on Friday, January 21, 2022. The livestream will begin at 7:00 P.M.

  A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Taber on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

  Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Constantine’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, January 22, 2022. The livestream will begin at 11:00 A.M.

  Constantine is survived by his daughters Joy Correia (Kerry Webb) of Edmonton and Louise Correia (Richard Sobsey) of Edmonton; grandchildren Constance Sobsey (Tom Peters), Philip Correia-Webb and David Sobsey; great granddaughter Amalia Sobsey-Peters as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was predeceased by his wife Antonieta Correia (nee Ferros); infant daughter Constance; grandson Benjamin Correia-Webb; parents Benjamin and Louisa (nee Saldanha); sisters Ruby (Francis) D’Souza, Placida (Santan) Fernandes and Carmen Correia.

  Constantine, also known as Con or Custa, was born in Mombasa, Kenya on March 24, 1931, where he completed his Primary and Secondary education.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Karnatak University, Belgaum, India, majoring in Chemistry and Physics. In 1958, Con won a Fullbright Scholarship which took him to the United States where he completed a Masters of Education at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana Campus. He returned to Mombasa to get married and to continue his teaching career at the Goan High School there.

  Con married Antonieta Ferros on December 26, 1959.

  In 1965, Con made the move to Canada where he taught at Marymount School in Montreal and his wife and two daughters joined him in the summer of 1966. They moved to southern Alberta where he taught Physics and Chemistry at St. Mary’s Residential School, Cardston until 1969. In the summer of 1969, the family moved to Taber, where Con taught Science and Biology at St. Mary’s School until his retirement in 1987.

Besides a lifetime commitment to science education and scholarship, Con participated in the community in a variety of ways over the years of his life in Taber. A faithful parishioner at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, he was also a Grand Knight of the Taber Knights of Columbus, a District Commissioner for the Flatlands Scout District in southern Alberta, the President of the Taber Stamp Club, a volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent De Paul and the Membership Secretary of the Barnwell Seniors Club.

Con enjoyed his family and friends, fishing, photography, stamp collecting, completing newspaper crosswords and faithfully watching Jeopardy. He was also known for his creative and artistic endeavours, including his calligraphic hand-writing, and for his uniquely sarcastic sense of humour.

  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Con’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca) or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T4.

  The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Taber Hospital and Linden View for their many kindnesses and care of our parents over the years.

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

(403) 223-8778.


Christina Cowan

1981 – 2022

Ms. Christina Cowan of Magrath, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 40 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Sandra Griffiths

1936 – 2022

Mrs. Sandra Griffiths, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Roy Griffiths and mother to Joyce Griffiths and Allen Griffiths, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

Sandra will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

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Barb Halma

1946 – 2022

The Lord Jesus called Barbara Halma home on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 76 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the visitation is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by visiting Barbara’s obituary page on our website and choosing the ‘attend visitation’ link to schedule an arrival time. Alternatively, you may call the funeral home at (403) 223-8778 to schedule a time.

Please be mindful that the visitation time selected is limited to a ten minute window to allow others the opportunity to meet the family.

The burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.

The worship service will be held at Trinity Reformed Church, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:30 P.M.

Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].

Besides Harry, her beloved husband of fifty six years, Barb is survived by their five children, Jack (Karen) Halma of Cranford and their four children Kristina (Jesse) Guerette (their kids Jessie, David and Timothy), Courtney, James (Leah) (their kids Jacob and Jordan), Joel (Carina); Janelle (Henry) Huizing of Burdett (their two children Brant and Stefan); Norma (Gene) Bryan of Bozeman, Montana; Andrea (Kerry) Chan of Lethbridge (their two children Connor and Eva); Duane (Donelle) Halma of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia (their three children Sage, Brooke and Liam). Barb is also survived by numerous members of her extended family.

Barbara was born in Ylst, Friesland on January 7, 1946. She immigrated to southern Alberta with her family in 1951. After completing her formal schooling at the age of fifteen, she worked in the family bakery.

Barb met the love of her life, Harry and they began their married life together in July 1965. They were partners in life and in business.

During their later years, they loved travelling south to Yuma, Arizona, to escape the winter cold.

Barb was a homemaker, partner with her husband in the vegetable farm, an accomplished seamstress and avid quilter. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and volunteered for many years in church, school and community. Her volunteering included teaching Sunday School and Friendship Group with special needs children and adults as well as being involved with Taber Pro-Life.

Barb was a stay at home mom, looking after a busy household of five kids. When the family moved to Cranford in 1982, she helped out on the farm by managing the vegetable store and going to weekly farmer’s markets in Taber and Lethbridge.

“As a family, we had a good life and thrived on the farm. We realize all these blessings were from the Lord’s hand. Our lives changed on September 8, 2021 when Barbara was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Throughout her eighteen weeks of hospitalization and short stay at Linden View, Barbara experienced excellent care and attention from Dr.

Torrie and the weekly rotating doctors, Taber hospital staff and the Palliative Care team. As a family, we are very grateful for the many cards and prayers of support during her convalescence. We praise the Lord for all who have supported us and may the Lord bless all of you.

She will be sorely missed by Harry and her family and many friends. We take comfort knowing that she is with Jesus her Lord in Heaven”

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Barbara’s name may be made directly to the Taber Special Needs Society, 5206 – 47 Avenue, Taber, Alberta  T1G 1R1 or to Taber Pro-Life, Box 4431, Taber, Alberta  T1G 2C8 (in order for a tax receipt to be issued, please make the cheque payable to Lethbridge and District Pro-Life and on the memo line, acknowledge Taber Pro-Life).

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

(403) 223-8778.


Steven “Stevie” Holloway

1963 – 2022

With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Stevie, our dear son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Stevie Passed away in Calgary, Alberta on January 1, 2022.

He is survived by his children, Margaret Beck (Ontario), Brent (Sally) White Cow, Christopher and Felicia Crow Eagle (North Dakota) and Colton Red Young Man. He always cherished his grandchildren, Dante, Nero and Samuel Crow Eagle (North Dakota). His step mother, who misses him dearly; Dayle Holloway. His brothers and sisters; Lois Grebly of Calgary, Tamara (Calvin) Plain Eagle, Karen Holloway, Cameron Holloway, Marlon Strikes With A Gun and Tana-jo Courte (Montana). Stevie will be sadly missed by his special niece, he called “Baby doll”, Franny Holloway.

A two day Wake Service will be held at the home of Dayle Holloway in Brocket Alberta on January 20 & 21, 2022. Funeral will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11am, Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek, Alberta.

To email condolences,

please visit

http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com


Dexter Johnson

2006 – 2022

Dexter Johnson of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 15 years.

Dexter is survived by his father Dan Johnson; mother Julie Mori; twin brother Scott Johnson; brothers Sam and Eric Johnson; and sisters Meg and Lucy Martin-Johnson.

Dexter was a student at Winston Churchill High School, a talented musician, science enthusiast, intelligent, kind, and a friend to all. Dexter will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

On his final day he stayed after school to work on extracurricular projects, came home and played jazz on his saxophone, went to bed, and passed away during the night. Dexter trusted people, and always tried to do what is right.

Those who remember Dexter and would like to meet his family or attend the viewing, can do so from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the visitation is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by selecting the ‘Click here to RSVP” link on Dexter’s obituary to schedule an appointment. Or you may call Martin Brothers at (403) 328-2361 to schedule a time. Please do not arrive earlier than scheduled. 50 individuals will be allowed in every 15 minutes so please be mindful of the 15 minute window assigned to you.

A private family service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, January 21, 2022. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Dexter- Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Dexter suggests donations to the Dexter Johnson Musical Instrument Fund at Winston Churchill High School can be made at the following address: https://lethbridge.schoolcashonline. com/Fee/Details/148/38/false/true. People can then choose the amount, and the destination (which would be Winston Churchill High School), and then they select tribute information and identify Dexter as the honoree. People can also write an individual message if they would like to. Donors then receive an instant tax receipt as well.

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MURAKAMI

GEORGE KATSUNORI MURAKAMI, formerly of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mary Murakami, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the age of 96 years.

Arrangements entrusted to Salmon and Sons funeral home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Walter Smith

1937 – 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the Smith family announce our beloved Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and dear friend Walter Smith was called home to the Creator on January 16th, 2022, in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Walter was 84 years old. A Prayer and Visitation service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022, from 11:00 am to 4:00pm followed by a one-day wake at Walter’s residence on Piikani Nation. The Funeral service will be held at St. Cyprians Anglican Church in Brocket, Alberta at 1:00pm on Monday, January 24th, 2022. Interment to follow immediately at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

To email condolences,

please visit

http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com



WATSON

DAVID BOYD WATSON, of Coaldale Alberta, beloved husband of June Watson, passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge on January 19, 2022.

Arrangements entrusted to Salmon and Sons Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


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