June 15th, 2024

FRIDAY, February 25, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 25, 2022.


PATRICK CHARLES ARCHIBALD, beloved husband of Iris Archibald, passed away suddenly with his wife by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 66 years.

Besides his loving wife Iris, Pat is survived by his sons, Mark (Shaylyn), Robert (Deborah), Patrick Jr. (Rene) and Tim; by his eight grandchildren; brothers John, Jerry, Gene (Brigette), Steve (Kate); sisters Edie (Fred), Trudy (Ken) as well as three brothers-in-law Don, Dean & Darrell and their families with whom he shared a close relationship, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by two very special friends Cliff and Elaine Lutz.

Pat was predeceased by his parents Bob and Vi Archibald, two brothers, Harry and Robert, his parents-in-law Murray and Lenora Lumley, and three sisters-in-law, Lillian, Judy and Beverly.

Pat was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on July 13, 1955. In 1972 he came to work at the Alberta Game Farm in Edmonton, there he met the love of his life, Iris and together they were married in 1974. They had a wonderful 47 years and four sons together. Pat loved hunting and camping trips with his family. He was very proud of his family. A special place to camp was at Lessard Lake by Edmonton with the Kesler cousins, and he spent many happy times there. Over the years, Pat worked at a few jobs including Lethbridge Messenger and Glascon Ind. He ran his own business Advanced Fiberglass Products for a few years before finally working for Loomis Express for the last ten years before retirement in 2020.

The family would like to thank the team of security guards, paramedics, nurses and doctors who worked so hard to try to save him on Saturday evening.

A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held at the COALHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE, 527-50th Avenue, Coalhurst, AB, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 1-4 p.m.

In memory of Pat, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Stars Air Ambulance.

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


Samantha Bull Shields passed away on February 21, 2022 at the age of 28 years.

The Wake Service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. The Funeral Service will take place at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at the St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


RUTH MAY DAW passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at St. Michael’s Health Centre at 93 years old.

On May 16, 1928, Ruth was born in Medicine Hat to Jack (John) Hulland and Helen Sneddon. She was the eldest of four children, raised during the depression and WWII on an isolated sheep farm. Her early years developed her work ethic and a keen lifelong passion for education. As young children, they had jobs during lambing and shearing. The children learned by correspondence, attending school only in the winter months.

Her family homestead in the British Block district was expropriated in 1941 to become part of the Suffield Military Base. She lived this work ethic and shared it with her children and grandchildren, almost always positive and supportive.

Ruth was proud of her accomplishments in life, including being awarded the Governor General’s medal for honors in grade nine, receiving her B.A/B.Ed from the University of Alberta in 1950, achieving her Masters in Counselling from the University of Calgary in 1973 and several educational diplomas while teaching.

In 1950, Ruth was employed by Lethbridge School District #51, teaching French and Phys-Ed at Hamilton Junior High and later as a guidance counsellor and teaching those with learning disabilities. Marriage in 1953 to C.E. Clifford Daw in Lethbridge, followed by the birth of their three children, saw her take ten years off from teaching. She raised her three daughters (Carolyn, Evelyn, and Lorraine) always encouraging them to higher learning. Ruth returned to teaching in 1963 until her retirement in 1989. She enjoyed singing, participating in the U of A Choir, the Lethbridge Symphony Choir, and the First United Choir.

Ruth was an avid volunteer in the Home & School associations, the Lethbridge Food Bank, the Lethbridge Exhibition Hobby World, LSCO, and the River Ridge Condo Association. Her hobbies included volunteering, playing bridge, quilting, travelling (including nine times to Australia to see her daughter Lorraine and her growing family), and researching and writing the history of the expropriated families from the British Block. She was a generous supporter of family members, the U of L art collection, Galt Museum Archives, and the Medicine Hat Esplanade Art & Heritage Centre. Ruth was always positive and supportive of anyone who worked hard and tried to better themselves. She lived by example, was fiercely independent, and lived on her own until a short illness.

Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Carolyn (Rod) Ramey, Evelyn Lyon, Lorraine Ellis; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eleanore Hulland; brother-in-law, Don (Wilma) Daw; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially Mary Jankowiak. She was predeceased by her husband, Cliff; brother Tom Hulland; sisters Marion Terris, Esther Klemp; and son-in-law Keith Lyon.

The family greatly appreciates the wonderful care Ruth received from all the staff at St. Michael’s, Palliative Care, Community Long-term Care, and the Long-term Care units. Please make donations to Lethbridge Seniors’ Centre Organization (LSCO) or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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


ABBEY MARIE KAWULKA passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, at the age of 42 years.

Abbey was an irreplaceable part of so many of our lives. We will forever have fond memories of her and how she touched the world and added warmth at every turn. She gave so much to everyone while often handling intense health issues. The twinkle in her eye as she laughed with genuine joy warmed our hearts and renewed our souls. Her sense of humor was honest and kind; it lacked both malice and sarcasm and this is something we should all aspire to.

She wanted nothing more than to care for people and be cared for. Just watching her interact with children, the most innocent and fragile of us, reaffirmed your belief in love and humanity. If you were lucky enough to be on the list of people she cared for the most, you know the anticipation and delight of the birthday cards she caringly found, curated, and delivered.

You will be missed Abbey and, while the world will continue to turn, it will be a dimmer place without you. The only solace we have is that your pain and suffering are no more. We will try to take forward the pieces of you that we hold dearest and bring them to others in your name.

Abbey is survived by so many but her children, Summer, Scarlet and Sawyer, were her joy.

A Celebration of Abbey’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. with Ryan Sato officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Abbey’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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

Mary Lazaruk (nee: Wozniuk)

Mary Margret born May 7 1927, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2022. Survived by her Daughter, Eileen Metcalfe; Grandchildren, Brenda (Gord) Westren, and Craig (Tanya) Metcalfe; Great-grandchildren, Lindsay (Curtis) Roberts, Reid Westren, Cheylynn, Crystal and Katelynn Duxbury all of Calgary. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. Mary was born in Hardiville, raised on the farm in the Eight Mile Lake district. Moved to Lethbridge and married John (Jr) Lazaruk in June 1946. Mary is pre-deceased by her Husband, John Lazaruk; Sisters, Helen Smith, Minnie Kruchkywhich, Gladys Wozniuk; Brother, Bill Wozniuk and Son-In-Law, Ross Metcalfe.

These past few years Mary suffered from Alzheimer’s, however Mary will be best remembered for her loving, generous nature, and her passion for cleaning and gardening. She was a great friend, mother, and grandmother, and she will be sadly missed.

For those who wish, a Funeral Service celebrating Mary’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s memory to a charity of one’s choosing.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of CHARMAINE SHARON PROUDFOOT (nee Laflamme) on February 15, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 67 years old.

Charmaine is survived by her former husband, Jeffery Proudfoot; her daughter Tiffany Mandryk (Christopher), granddaughter Celeste Mandryk; brother Norman Laflamme (Sri Mintarti); niece Cassidy Laflamme; former sister-in-laws Colleen Proudfoot, Sharee Proudfoot (Gerry Diakow), and Joan Proudfoot; former nephews and niece Hector Diakow (Andrea), Brandon Diakow (Anastasia) and Rachel Diakow (Joel Smith); as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins especially her cousins: Terri Hrkac, Susan Bukovy (Brian), and Nancy Carleton (Mark).

She was predeceased by her wonderful son Matthew Proudfoot, her parents, step-father Real Laflamme, former brother-in-law Garry Proudfoot and former in-laws Colin and Judith Proudfoot.

Charmaine was born in Toronto, Ontario on July 15, 1954. She moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario as a young child to be closer to family, then later moved to Dryden, Ontario in 1965. She graduated from high school in Dryden and then moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where she got a job with the Royal Bank. She worked there for a few years, then moved to the Lower Mainland, BC with Jeff. They were married in 1977 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They then moved to Creston, B.C. in 1978 after purchasing their first business, the Kokanee Inn. They grew that business, and their daughter Tiffany was born there in 1980. In 1982, they sold the Kokanee Inn and purchased the Lethbridge Hotel and Jessie’s Bar and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. They grew that business with Jeff working as the hotel manager and Charmaine working as bar manager for many years until Charmaine was able to stay home with her young family. Their son Matthew was born in Lethbridge in 1983. They sold the hotel in 2000, which allowed for them to enjoy a semi-retirement life with winters spent at their home in Arizona, and summers at home in Lethbridge. In 2016, Charmaine decided to move to Edmonton to be closer to her daughter and other family.

Charmaine was a lover of books, cooking for family and friends, travel, golfing, and hosting friends and family. She loved supporting her children in all their school and extra-curricular activities, including hockey and Girl Guides.

A Funeral Service will be conducted on February 25, 2022 AT CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME-2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta at 10:00 AM, with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The Service will be livestreamed, and available to view via Charmaine’s obituary on the Cornerstone website. A reception will follow.

Charmaine will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery, next to her son, Matthew.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation-960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5 http://www.crhfoundation.ca

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

David Robb

1966 – 2022

David Robb, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on February 19, 2022, at the age of 55. His last days were spent surrounded by the love of his family and friends.

David is survived by his mother, Eva, big brother Peter (Cindy), big sisters Cathy (Stan),

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 25, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 AVE S, Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish to view the Funeral Mass via livestream, please go to https://www.tikilive.com/channel/allsaintsparish and click on David’s service.

Flowers are appreciatively declined, please consider making a donation to Pop Up Yoga Lethbridge at popupyoga- lethbridge.com, or The Sage Clan at sageclanpatrol.org

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

Curtis Sparvier

1963- 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of CURTIS DEAN SPARVIER on Friday, February 18, 2022 in Lethbridge at the age of 59 years.

Curt was born on November 5, 1963, to Bill & Shirley Sparvier.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Clarke; his stepchildren Tammy (Shane) Olson, Danny (Sheena) Clarke and Randy (Jennifer) Clarke, Grandchildren Azlyn, Kaytlyn, Ethan, Joshua, Mya, Rylan, and Tylar. Curt is also survived by his loving mother Shirley Sparvier, brothers Rick (Adri) Sparvier, Gary (Novalee) Sparvier, nephews Cody, Tayler, and niece Abigayle.

Curt was predeceased by his father, Bill Sparvier and his granddaughter Kennady Clarke.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6 pm and 8 pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South, Lethbridge, Alberta

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South Lethbridge, with a luncheon to follow.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Foundation.

You are deeply loved and cherished by your whole family Papa Curt.

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


RILEY STEVENS, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the age of 38 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Kylen Lawrence and Ashlynn Stevens, parents, Cathy and Mike Stevens, brother Brett Stevens and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Riley was predeceased by his grandparents, Irving and Doreen Fraser, and Patricia and David Stevens.

Riley was born in Lethbridge on September 29, 1983. He lived life on his own terms, making many friends along the way. Riley enjoyed getting into the outdoors whenever he could and working on cars.

Because of his love for his children, Riley worked hard to overcome the obstacles in his life with a new job, good friendships and hopes of a brighter future. He will be remembered for his confidence and outgoing nature and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

“Always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts”

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Riley’s memory to Prairie Pitbull Rescue Lethbridge (prairiepitbull rescue.com/donate)

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White Quills (Day Chief)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Vince Delray White Quills (Day Chief) of the Blood Tribe, beloved son of Stephanie Day Chief and Cory White Quills, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at the age of 25 years.

My Son Vinny

I hugged you the day you were born – proud Daddy

Every time we met, it was always with a hug and squeeze, Son, I will miss these hugs we shared in this lifetime, When I saw you laying there, I waited for a hug, it wasn’t meant to be, Son, I held your hand and sang you a song, tears flowed down my face, wishing you could hear me, my heart was breaking, I looked at you one last time and tears flowed from your eyes, I wiped your tears with mine, a beautiful gift you gave me that will last until we meet again, You heard my song, your heard me cry, you heard my words of love, and you blessed me with one last tear, it’s not goodbye – its till we meet again

My handsome boy Vinny,

Love from dad Cory

A Wake Service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at White Calf Hall in Stand Off, Alberta from 7:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at White Calf Hall in Stand Off, Alberta at 11:00 A.M. Followed by a Graveside Service at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Stand Off, Alberta.

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


MARLENE E. YOUNG, beloved wife of Allan Janke of Lethbridge, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the age of 74 years.

Arrangements to be announced when completed

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

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