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FRIDAY, February 18, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 18, 2022.


CEECEE ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN, of the Blood Reserve, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the age of 29 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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SONYA MARIE CREIGHTON (MANY FINGERS), passed away on February 12, 2022 in Calgary, AB at the age of 40 years. A Candlelight Vigil will be held at Marlborough Mall (433 Marlborough Way, Calgary N.E.) on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 pm. The Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, February 23 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at White Calf Hall, Stand Off. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

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Phyllis Fremstad

1928 – 2022

Mrs. Phyllis Fremstad (Butcher) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Fremstad, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Born in Birkenhead, England, Phyllis was the second of four children. She completed her schooling despite the interruption of the war. She then worked as a clerical officer in the City Treasury for the City of Liverpool until she emigrated to Canada in 1959.

She married John in 1962 and they welcomed son, Lawrence a year later. She truly enjoyed life on their farm in the Bowville area east of Carmangay until 1993 when they retired to Barons. She was active in various organizations in Barons and a very proud member of the Barons Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. She moved to Lethbridge in 2009 where she resided until her passing.

Phyllis is survived by her son Lawrence, daughter in law Sandra, granddaughters Lauren and Kirsten, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the BOWVILLE CEMETERY, Carmangay, Alberta, RR 22.0 and TWP 13.2.

A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Lois Punton, officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows for the love and excellent care Phyllis received while there.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Howard Hartley, beloved spouse of the late Cathy Rose Ann Hartley, passed away on February 11, 2022, at the age of 80 years.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21 2022 in the Vulcan Cemetery, with a Memorial Service to follow at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge starting at 1:00 P.M.

Live streaming of the service will be available by visiting Howard’s obituary on http://www.generationsfh.ca and clicking on the link which will appear at 12:50 PM on service day.

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Kathleen Hnidan

1952 – 2022

Ms. Kathleen Hnidan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ms. Debbie Yanota, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

A Service to remember the incredible life of Kath Hnidan will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL at 610 – 4 Street, Lethbridge. Please note Covid restrictions have been lifted, the service will be fully open to the public, with masking still required. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www. mbfunerals.com/obituary/ KathleenKath-Hnidan and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you choose to honour Kath in a charitable way, donations should be made to a charity of your choice.

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RICK KURIO, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Lorna Kurio, passed away suddenly at the University of Alberta Hospital surrounded by family, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 64 years.

There will be a Celebration of his Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ALS Society of Alberta (http://www.alsab.ca/donate).

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TROY AURIEL LEGER passed away in Coaldale on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the age of 50 years.

Troy is survived by his parents; Darlene and Dave Leger, his sister; April (Brian) Horvath and two nieces; Mariah and Shannon.

Cremation. No Services.

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Edward Lindsell passed away at the age of 85 years in Pincher Creek surrounded by love on February 13, 2022.

Ed, born November 15, 1936, grew up in Portsmouth, England. His education led him to sail on the RMS Queen Elizabeth I as a steam engineer until he met and married the love of his life, Linda. In order to be closer to his growing family, he joined the Portsmouth City Police and served 4 years as constable. Together, Ed and Lin immigrated to Canada with 2 young children in tow, a move Ed described as being one of his smartest decisions only second to marrying Lin. They settled in Pincher Creek in 1969, where Ed worked for Shell Canada and their family grew to include 2 more children. In “retirement” Ed began his most favorite job, driving school bus.

Ed loved playing tennis, badminton and squash with anyone brave enough to stand on the other side of the net. Their love of hiking had Ed and Lin trekking the West Coast Trail and summers were spent exploring and camping in Waterton. Their travels took them to far off places, like the Cook Islands, Spain, Portugal, the Middle East and South America to name a few. Born to show off, Ed was also a famous actor with the Windy Hollow Players and his children were so proud to watch him perform on stage.

Ed is survived by his wife and best friend of 60 years, Linda. He will be missed by his 4 children; Andrew (Sandra) of Claresholm, Pippa (Brent) of Lethbridge, Catherine (Pat) of Lethbridge, Ian (Barb) of Coleman as well as his grandchildren; Logan, Colton (Deanna), Mikayla (Alex), Austin; Jocelyn (Cody), Kyla (Brett); Kyra, Sydney, Michael; Alicia (Tony), Eddie; and 6 great grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by his parents, his younger brother John, Logan’s wife Kayla and their unborn child Effie.

Instead of flowers, kindly support the Windy Slopes Health Foundation in Ed’s name. Box 2554 Pincher Creek, AB. T0K 1W0

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.

Darwin Linn

1930 – 2022

Mr. Darwin Linn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Marguerite Linn, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Robert “Bob” Murray Mckay

April 8, 1943 – February 10, 2022

Bob McKay of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the age of 78 years. He was in hospital receiving treatment for bladder cancer during which he contracted Covid.

Bob will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him – his wife of 55 years Sandra and his son Ryan (Kathryn Koliaska); grandchildren Elizabeth and Mark McKay; sister Donna Fyles; nephew Glenn Fyles; extended family and numerous friends.

Bob was born in Cardston, Alberta the son of Ruth Gillespie and Donald Alexander McKay. He attended Cardston Elementary and Highschool where he met his future wife pursuing both her and further schooling at the University of Montana where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He married Sandra Long on June 24th 1967 at the United Church in Waterton, and began working as a member of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lethbridge in September of the same year. He was one of the first Chemistry Instructors hired by the University of Lethbridge and worked there over the next 38 years guiding the development of laboratory skills and critical thinking in almost two full generations of undergraduate science students. Bob and Sandra traveled to numerous countries around the world and passed on their love to travel to their son, Ryan. They were pioneers of West Lethbridge, building the 7th house on the west side of the city. Bob was a fly fisherman, avid golfer, baseball and softball player, racquet ball and squash player, curler, cyclist, runner, and soccer coach. Bob was an especially accomplished squash player competing nationally and later receiving national coaching certification. He volunteered extensively in the community he loved including two terms as President of the Lethbridge YMCA, a member of both the Masonic and Shrine orders, and Senator at the University of Lethbridge. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.

We are very touched to have received a personal letter from the President of the University of Lethbridge which in part reads: “In recognition of Bob’s passing, today we have lowered our flag; a statement of respect regarding all that Bob contributed to the U of L and how much he will be missed.” Attached below is a communication regarding Bob’s passing that is posted on the U of L’s Notice Board.


Bob will be privately remembered by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society or to a scholarship created in his name at the University of Lethbridge (Scholarship contact John Eng – engj@uleth.ca).

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Camilla Daisy Shouting passed away on February 5, 2022 at the age of 34 years.

The Wake Service will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at Amazing Grace Community Church, 324 – 13 Street N., Lethbridge, AB. The Funeral Service will take place at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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LARRY JOHN SIMENAC, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 with his wife and niece by his side, at the age 77 years.

Larry was born and raised in Fort William, ON. He was a strong, kind, dedicated man to his family and he was always there for everyone no matter what. He would always bring joy, love and laughter to everyone who knew him.

Larry was a member of the Canadian Navy Reserves, before working at the Great Lakes for a summer, followed by CNR, and finally, joined the Canadian Navy. Once he retired from there, he moved North to work for the Inuvik Government Liquor from 1971 to 1975, then to Whitehorse Yukon Government Liquor and once again, changed jobs and worked for the City of Whitehorse bylaws until he retired in 2002. Upon retirement, he moved to Breton, AB and in 2007, moved to Lethbridge AB.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife Linda of 55 years, sister Pat (Terry) Stewardson of Thunder Bay, ON, sisters-in-law Judy Simenac and Linda Simenac of Thunder Bay, ON and many nieces and nephews.

Larry was predeceased by his daughter Tracey (1967), mother Olga (2013), father William (1979), brother Allan (2003), brother Jerry (2019) and twin brother Melvin (2021).

Should friends so desire, please donate to Muscular Dystrophy Canada (https://muscle.ca) or Stars Alberta (http://stars.ca) in Larry’s memory.

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JACOB STEINBRENNER, beloved husband of Adina Steinbrenner, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday February 19, 2022 at 11:00 A.M

Jacob will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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