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TUESDAY, February 22, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 22, 2022.

STARRENBURG, Len

1952 – 2022

Mr. Leendert Theodorus ‘Len’ Starrenburg, beloved husband of Barb Starrenburg of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at the age of 69 years. Len married his best friend, Barb 47 years ago and together they raised two amazing sons, Ryan (Inid) of Blackfalds, and Simon of Red Deer, and his three grandchildren Eric, Kaytlin, Silas. Len will be lovingly remembered by his brother and sister and their families, and is predeceased by his parents, Gerrit and Annie Starrenburg. Len was the Drafting and Design Technician for Travelaire Canada, Red Deer for over thirty years and he continued with self-employment. Len will be very sadly missed by his family and dear friends. He was a gentle man who loved travel and the blues.

“Peace, Man.”

A Private Family Service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed at http://www.parklandfuneral home.com.

Arrangements in care of

Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.


ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN

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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ARCHIBALD

PATRICK ARCHIBALD, beloved husband of Iris Archibald, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Erwin Bader

1928 – 2022

Mr. Erwin Bader of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Bader passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on February 19, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his wife, Erwin is survived by his sons, Edward Bader, John (Debbie) Bader, and his daughters, Diane (Steve) Munroe, Karen (Lynn) Joy; five grandchildren: Mike (Lisa) Schaly, Scott Schaly, Kris (Sydney) Schaly, Cassie Woodward, Geoffrey Woodward; six great-grandchildren: Jade and Gavin Schaly; Annabelle and Olivia Schaly; Jayce and Autumn MacBurnie; and many nieces and nephews.

Erwin immigrated to Canada in 1950 to Neudorf, Saskatchewan. It was here that he met Erwin Shinkle and his old friend Oscar. They went with him on his journey in 1951 to work in the bush east of Thunder Bay, On. In 1952, he worked on a farm east of Yorkton, SK for the summer and then later worked in construction in Saskatoon, SK. Erwin then moved to Lethbridge, AB where he worked in the coal mines for eight years. It was during this time that he met Helen (Orosz) and they got married on January 2, 1954. Initially Mom and Dad lived in a small house in Lethbridge, and Dad worked for LNID. Then he told mom that he wanted to be a farmer.

After 47 years of farming Erwin and Helen retired to Lethbridge, AB in June 2001. It was a very sad day for Dad when they left the farm and moved into Lethbridge.

Erwin was a very intelligent person. His main want in his life was for his children to succeed and be able to take care of themselves. Erwin, who had his own education interrupted by WW2, was a well-read man and encouraged all his children to pursue higher education and follow their dreams and passions. He always spoke of how his mother always said to get an education if possible.

During his retirement, he spent his time gardening and loved to read. Erwin and Helen also had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii and Thunder Bay during their retirement.

Erwin will be dearly missed by all those close to him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona, officiating.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


CHIEF MOON

LEON KELLY “TY” CHIEF MOON, passed away on February 14, 2022 near Hill Spring, AB at the age of 25 years. The Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, February 22 from 5:00 – 11:00 pm at the Tanner Center, Cardston, AB. The Funeral Service will take place at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, February 23 at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Pioneer Cemetery.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DI SABATO

JOSEPH DI SABATO, the beloved husband to Grace Marie Di Sabato, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Friday, February 18th, 2022, at the age of 82 years.

Dad immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his parents from Compobasso, Italy at the age of 16. He attended school until grade 8. As he grew older, he played soccer in a men’s league. He was employed at Catelli’s factory in Lethbridge but had to leave due to an allergy. He went to college and took a mixology course and became a bartender at the local army and navy, then the Lethbridge Lodge (Essie’s), until he retired after 20 years. He was a devout Catholic and meditated in prayer two hours a day. Family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fishing, gardening, making homemade wine were passions in his life. He will truly be missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Josephine (Darrell) Rapuano of Lethbridge, son, Romeo (Rosalia) Di Sabato of Laffayette, Colorado, four grandchildren, Joshua (Bryn) Troman of Lethbridge, Lucas, Timothy, and Adam Di Sabato of Colorado, and two great- grandchildren, Eliora and Manny Troman of Lethbridge. He is also survived by two sisters, Mirella Di Sabato and Rose Fiorino. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ester Zappone and Maria Di Natale.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, February 24th, at 2:00 P.M., with Fr. Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GOOD RIDER

DAMARIS LYNN GOOD RIDER, Ninaakiistaatsikiipoyii (Chief Woman Stands in the Middle), passed away on February 8, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 23 years. She is survived by her parents Thomas Good Rider & Kirsten First Rider, and grandparents Craig & Linda Fox, and Janine First Rider.

The Wake Service will be held on Friday, February 25 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm at the Tanner Center, Cardston. The Funeral Service will take place at the Tanner Center, Cardston on Saturday, February 26 at 11:00 am.

Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HAALAND

Mar. 19, 1951 – Feb. 17, 2022

WAYNE HAALAND, of Calgary, passed away at Rocky View Hospital in Calgary, on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the age of 70 years.

Wayne leaves behind his beloved wife Debra, son Nicolai, daughter Kristel, two grandchildren: Ezekiel and Job and sister Nancy Saunders of Lethbridge.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Olga Haaland and brothers Benny and Bryce.

He attended Vauxhall High School and went on to receive a business degree from the University of Calgary. He worked in several oil companies in Calgary, in oil industry development. He and a Calgary team spent two years in Russia, assisting them in setting up their oil business.

Wayne will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Graveside Service will be held for family and friends at the Enchant Cemetery later in the year, once warmer weather arrives.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


Wladyslaw “Walter” Kortt

1931 – 2022

Mr. Wladyslaw “Walter” Kortt of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Anna Kortt, passed away at home on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


KURIO

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.

Rick was born April 14, 1957, to Ken and Amy Kurio in Taber, Alberta. As a teenager, he pumped gas evenings and weekends at his family’s service station. He received his electronic technology certificate from SAIT in 1979 and worked at the Shell gas plant, the Lethbridge Brewery, Kenway Chrysler, and UMA Engineering prior to working as an automation specialist at Richardson Oilseed from 1998 until retirement in 2017.

Rick was a talented golfer and fisherman. On weekend mornings he could be seen at the Lethbridge Country Club golfing with friends. He enjoyed summer holidays, getting up early to go fishing, and driving the boat for the kids so they could waterski. Rick had an interest in photography and audio equipment. The family enjoyed watching his yearly slideshow, which was an excellent recap of the year. He loved playing hockey and was an avid Flames fan. Rick prized his vehicles and always took immaculate care of them. He enjoyed going on road trips and traveling the world with family and friends.

Rick was a dedicated husband, son, brother, very proud father, and adoring grandfather. He will be remembered for his calm demeanor, patience, compassion, and kindness. He was a loyal and dependable friend. His nieces and nephews learned many life lessons from him. While the ALS diagnosis was devastating, he handled it with grace and dignity. He was able to go on many adventures and spend quality time with his family until he passed away suddenly of an unrelated heart event.

Besides his loving wife, Rick is survived by his parents: Ken and Amy Kurio of Lethbridge; his children: Robert (Lauren) Kurio of Lacombe and Kristyn (Dean) Campbell of Edmonton; his grandchild: Kai Kurio; his brothers and sisters: David Kurio, Shelley Kurio, and Marilyn Kurio; his many nieces, nephews, their families, and the Matz family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ALS Society of Alberta (https://www.alsab.ca/donate). A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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


Darwin Linn

1930 – 2022

Mr. Darwin Linn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Marguerite passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre in palliative care on Wednesday February 16, 2022 at the age of 91 years old, hours short of his 92nd birthday.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm at Archmount Cemetery on Tuesday February 22, 2022.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


VIOLET IRENE MACLEAN

January 7, 1923 – February 17, 2022

VIOLET IRENE (BRANDVOLD) MACLEAN slipped away quietly while asleep during the early morning hours of Thursday, February 17th in her 99th year at the Chinook Regional Hospital after a short stay.

She was born on January 7th, 1923 on her grandparent’s farm near Asquith, Saskatchewan to Mabel Brandvold. Her Norwegian grandfather Erland and grandmother Kari Brandvold raised her as she attended school in nearby Asquith. They called her ‘Tooty’ as she was full of laughter and the joy of life. Her first language back then was Norwegian.

She made her way to Saskatoon as a teenager working at the Bessborough Hotel for many years in the Dining Room before marrying our father, Donald W. MacLean.

They eventually moved to Edmonton and then to Calgary in 1966 where our mom continued her long sales associate career with Simpson Sears. After our father passed away unexpectedly in 1969, mom met our step-father, Harold W. Leis a number of years later. In 1978, she moved to be with him at his home in Kitchener, Ontario. These were extremely happy years for her, socializing with their many friends and spending winters in Florida.

After the sudden passing of our beloved Harold in 1992, mom moved to Lethbridge to be with her eldest son, Ron. Soon, she was in her new condo at Grandview Village enjoying her many new friends and keeping active in the community with many clubs and associations.

After twenty years, a new chapter in her life took her to another wonderful place to live, Black Rock Terrace in Lethbridge. She truly loved her life there. Her quick smile and engaging personality brought so many close friends into her life including all the warmhearted staff members that were so good to her. She was there for almost ten years.

Left to feel this immense loss are her two sons, Ron (Denise) of Airdrie and Robert (Fon) of Gig Harbor, Washington; as well as special friends Elizabeth and Eva. Her dearest mother, Mabel Brandvold Lunde, predeceased her in 1996.

Our most sincere gratitude goes to the gracious, loving care she received while at the Chinook Regional Hospital Unit 3C. Thank you all!

At mom’s request, there is no service.

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


MARCHUK

LARRY MARCHUK beloved husband of Barb Marchuk, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 18, 2022 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


POHLMANN

CARL GEORGE “BUD” POHLMANN, passed away in Lethbridge, on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at the age of 60 years.

Bud was born to George and Lynda Pohlmann in Calgary in 1961. He was an aircraft maintenance and repair technician. He was a son, father, brother and friend. He will be missed by all.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PROUDFOOT

CHARMAINE PROUDFOOT, of Edmonton, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SCOUT

STAN SCOUT “Mia’nistsikitstakii” passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fish Creek, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the age of 76 years.

A Wake and Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Masks are still mandatory.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. with Father William Monis celebrating.

Following the Mass, Stan will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. A Feast will follow at White Calf Hall. Horseback Riders can take mount at White Calf Hall Parking lot.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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