June 18th, 2024

SATURDAY, March 05, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 5, 2022.

BALDWIN, TONY

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of TONY BALDWIN, age 55 on March 2, 2022 in Lethbridge AB after a long battle with numerous illnesses.

Tony was born in Saskatoon, where he lived most of his life except for the 2 years he spent policing in St. Catherines, ON. He then moved to Lethbridge, enrolled, and graduated from the Criminal Justice program at the college and found himself employed with the Blood Tribe Police shortly after. Tony worked with the B.T.P for 17 years and held many roles within such as dispatcher, guard, administrator, and court liaison. He was proud of the work he did and would come to call his fellow members of the Blood Tribe Police, his second family. Tony had a great passion for everything and anything, police or military related and vested many hours researching and collecting. Along with this passion, was his love for animals especially cats and dogs and you would often find him stopping on the reserve to feed strays with the doggie bags he would bring from home.

Tony is survived by his wife Sheri, daughters Chantae Many Shots (granddaughters, Lilly and Poppy), Natasha Clark (granddaughter Adalayne), brother Guy Dlouhy, sister Leeann Dlouhy and their families, brother-in-law, Wayne (Gail) and family as well as his cherished lifelong friends, Vern, Kevin, Shawn, Felix and families. He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Dlouhy, father Tony Baldwin Sr. and Uncle Kaye Baldwin.

At Tony’s request, there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held March 26th, 1-3:30pm at the LDS Church, 4105 Forestry Avenue, Lethbridge AB. In honor of Tony’s love for policing and the military, please wear your dress uniform, beret, medals, badges or pins.

In lieu of flowers, we graciously ask that donations be made in his name to NOKA (No-Kill Animal Association) either by e-transfer at lethbridge.noka@gmail.com or by cheque to:

NOKA, c/o 2424 – 22 Street North, Lethbridge AB T1H 4Y7


Shannon “Johnny Laroo” Big Bull

The family is saddened to announce the passing of John Big Bull in Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at the age of 53. There will be a short Prayer Service at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 6, 2022, followed by a One-Day Wake at Mills Big Bull’s residence on Piikani Nation. The Funeral Service will take place at Mills Big Bull’s residence at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 7, 2022. Interment to follow at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

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BIRD

LLOYD SAMUAL “CODY” BIRD (Spikey), passed away on February 26, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 39 years. The Wake Service will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm at White Calf Hall, Stand Off.

The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday, March 7 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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BLACK FOREHEAD

MARILYN BLACK FOREHEAD passed away on February 25, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 61 years. The Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, March 10 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 am with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.

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


BOODRY

Clayton George Boodry of Magrath, Alberta, Canada passed away on Feb. 24th 2022 at the age of 90 at his daughter Michelle’s home in Fort Benton, Montana.

Clayton was born July 14, 1931, in Lewiston Idaho to parents George Boodry and Eunice (Clay) Manser. He was raised in Riggins, Idaho on a sheep and cattle ranch that went back into the Seven Devils Mountains. He served in the Army with 552 Engineer Company, stationed in Germany for 2 years. Clayton always joked that he received an invitation to travel the world and received his first pair of boots from President Eisenhower.

After his service Clayton returned to Parma, Idaho where he worked until he met Connie Tanner and they married December 17, 1966. Clayton always being up for a new adventure decided it was time for a change and homesteaded to Canada. In April of 1968 he bought his first farm outside of Taber, Alberta and remained there for a few years until he moved to Bow Island, Alberta where he farmed and raised cattle for many years until he sold it and semi-retired in Magrath, Alberta around 1984. Connie and Clayton remained there until January 2022 when they traveled to Montana to be close to family where Clayton eventually passed with them by his side.

His many interests included horses, camping and pack riding into the back country with his friends and family where he would go weeks at a time living off grid enjoying the country God has made for us. When he was not in the back country, he enjoyed daily visits to the Magrath Co-op as well as the Blue Goose gas station for his root beer ice cream slushes.

Clayton is survived by his wife, Connie (Tanner) Boodry, son Michael Boodry and daughter Michelle (Blair) Nack. Grandchildren Meghan (Mike) Kuroda, Rachel Sikes Makae Nack, Coya Nack, Cassie Nack and Kylynn Nack. Clayton was able to meet his first great –grandchild over Christmas, Charles Kurado.

Clayton will be buried on March 5, 2022 in Fort Benton, Montana the funeral will be followed by a memorial service in Magrath, AB. at a later date.

Graveside Funeral Service for Clayton George Boodry Saturday March 5, 2022 at 11:00am Riverside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Fort Benton Montana 59442

View details at https://www.bentonfh.com/obituary/clayton-boodry


BROUGHTON

CHERYL LYNN BROUGHTON, of Taber, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the age of 62 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M on Saturday, March 5th, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2213 6a Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cheryl will be laid to rest at Royal View Cemetery.

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FEDOROWICH

JOHN JOSEPH FEDOROWICH passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

He was born June 12th, 1958, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is survived by his wife Kelly (Zielke) of 40 years; daughters Kristy (Asher) Smith and Jennifer (David) Fedorowich-Lenz. His greatest joy in life were his grandchildren Oliver and Clarke, and grandpups Zuri and Beaker.

He is also survived by his sisters Pat (Leon), Susie (Malcolm), Tina (Gil) and Janice (Keith) in addition to his mother-in-law Noreen Zielke and sisters-in-law Paula (Dan), Vicki (Nyle) and brother-in-law Desi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents John and Janice, sister Julie and father-in-law Ewald Zielke, as well as his beloved dog Marley.

Loyal and hardworking, John worked at Kawneer for 35 years. He missed going to work after his diagnosis of cancer in 2015, yet enjoyed retirement by spending time with his loved ones. He was a lover of golf and always cheered for his Winnipeg Jets and Blue Bombers. One of the funniest people you would ever meet, John had an incredible sense of humour and will be missed by so many.

There will be no Service at John’s request and, respectfully, flowers are declined.

Those who wish may make a donation to the Lethbridge Humane Society (lethbridge humanesociety.com)

We would like to thank everyone who took care of John over the years. Special thanks to Dr. Roth, Dr. Ireland, Jennifer Rocha, Dr. Imbulgoda, Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Jonker.

Careful out there.

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Darryl Groenenboom

1965 – 2022

Mr. Darryl Groenenboom of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Groenenboom, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the age of 56 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Darryl’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge.

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Jim Halverson

1939 – 2022

 James Kenneth Halverson, beloved husband of Marion Halverson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

 Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Hermina (Mina) Hoogerdijk

1934 – 2022

Mrs. Hermina (Mina) Hoogerdijk, beloved wife of Mr. Cornelis Hoogerdijk, passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

Mina was born October 8, 1934 in Hardenberg, Holland as one of 12 children. She immigrated to Canada in 1955. She and Cornelis were married on March 21, 1958.

Besides her loving husband Cornelis Hoogerdijk, she is survived by five children, Margaret (Ed Tams), John (Margaret), Ron (Tamara), Ed (Alice) and Willy (Trish).

Her much-loved son Bernie passed on to Heavenly glory on August 15, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

She was known as Mina, Oma, Mookie, and Minty to many. She was funny and didn’t even know it. God gifted her with a character that was good-hearted, gentle, kind, thoughtful, and loving. Her physical health waned significantly in recent years. She sustained a life-long battle with depression and anxiety. But with all those burdens she was more concerned about the well-being of others.

She walked through this life with a child-like faith like no other. She never doubted her destination. She finished her race graciously, Heaven’s doors opened wide, and Jesus welcomed her home. Our beloved mother and Oma is free from the cares and worries of this world; for there is no more sorrow, no more pain, and no more worries in Heaven.

The grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss her peppermints, that often tasted like perfume. They’ll miss the Rolaids and Vitamin C she passed off as candies. They’ll always remember the quick clean of the face with the lick of her thumb. They’ll miss her voice and curiosity. But most of all she’ll be missed for her love. A love that was patient and kind. A love that did not boast. A love that was not proud. A love that was not self-seeking, easily angered, or kept a record of wrongs. A love that protected, trusted, hoped, and persevered. A love that never failed. (1 Corinthians 13).

Dearest Wife, Mom, Oma, and Great-Oma, you finished your race! We’ll miss your beautiful presence in our lives but knowing you are now at home with your Lord and Saviour is our comfort and joy!

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—

whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life—

of whom shall I be afraid?”

(Psalm 27:1)

A public Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 7, 2022 p.m. at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at ROYAL VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor John van Eyk officiating.

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Jack Hopkins

1926 – 2022

 John Mulholland Hopkins, beloved husband of the late Margaret Hopkins, passed away in Bow Island, surrounded by his family, on Monday, February 28, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Masking is required between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. and masking is optional between 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. A private burial service will follow at the Burdett Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

 Jack is survived by his children John (Penny) Hopkins of Lethbridge, Gerald (Evelyn) Hopkins of Bow Island, Keith (Lynn) Hopkins of Lethbridge, Royce (Shannon) Hopkins of Medicine Hat, Maureen (Bob) Buday of Medicine Hat and Robert (Beth) Hopkins of Bow Island; sixteen grandchildren Matthew, Max (Ildikó), Annalise (Keith), Grant (Sara), Jodi (Jordan), Reid (Shayla), Erik (Kathleen), Keely (Peter), Mitchell, Sierra, Lauryn (Brett) Clancy (Sarah), Olivia (Layne), Andrew, Jordan, Ethan (Giselle) and by ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Ross and by numerous nieces and nephews. 

 He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret in 2017; brothers Reginald “Rex” (Rita) Hopkins and Thomas (Lois) Hopkins; sister Maoni (Gordie) Moss; brother-in-law Stubb Ross.

 Jack was born at the farm near Grassy Lake on May 28, 1926 to Thomas Godfrey Hopkins and Jemima Thomsen Hopkins. He grew up in a family which included Reginald, “Rex”, Maoni, Thomas and Margaret as well as Jessie and Charlotte Learmont.

 He married Margaret Henry on October 15, 1955 then moved to the farm south of Grassy Lake where they started their family, later moving to the farm north of Burdett in 1968.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jack’s name may be made directly to HALO Air Ambulance, 12 – 1 Airport Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (http://www.haloairambulance.com).  

 The family would like to thank the staff of the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island for the excellent care both Jack and Margaret received while living there. They would also like to thank the nurses and Dr. Woodruff for the care he received during his last days at the Bow Island Health Centre. 

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  


Anthony Horvath

1931 – 2022

Anthony (Tony) Horvath, beloved husband of Angelika (Angie) Horvath died in Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 2, 2022 at the age of 91. First born of Antal and Margaret Horvath (nee Csokea) on January 24, 1931, at Srbonran, Yugoslavia, also known as St. Thomas, Hungary, Tony was a proud Hungarian and cherished his heritage.

As a young man, Anthony immigrated to Canada with his treasured violin under one arm and a small suitcase under the other, seeking a promising future. His musical talents were quickly recognized and provided novel opportunities and connections throughout his lifetime.

In the early fifties, Tony met Angelika Kieselbach in Lethbridge, and promptly fell in love. They married in 1954 at St. Patrick Church, commemorating nearly 68 years together. This union produced four daughters: Valeria, Margaret, Angelika and Elizabeth.

A devoted husband and father, Tony provided for his family through hard work as a labourer, employed at Ellison Mills and later at Canadian Dressed Meats. He was known for his reliability, tenacity and precision.

Anthony engaged in many interests and through the decades he enjoyed soccer, photography, bartending, dancing, acting in theatrical plays, winemaking, beekeeping, lapidary, collecting stamps, coins and more. His greatest love however, was music.

Tony was a fine violinist and played in the Lethbridge Symphony as a charter member for several years. He enthusiastically played hundreds of Hungarian Folksongs, eventually forming Magjarnota Harmas, (aka the Hungarian Trio) with fellow musicians Lajos Szilasi and Laci Kurtos, performing at numerous community events. His love of music was passed to his children, ensuring they all received formal training and encouragement over the years.

Tony is a lifetime member of the Lethbridge Hungarian Old-timers Club, a charter member of the Hungarian Cultural Society of Southern Alberta, a long-time member of the RockHounds, a Knights of Columbus Council #1490 member, and was installed as a Fourth Degree in the Father Lacombe Assembly.

Anthony is survived and lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Angelika and their four daughters: Valeria Lazzaretto (Lethbridge) and her children; Danille Lazzaretto-Green (Jeff), Marina Lazzaretto (New York City), and Adam (Jessica) Lazzaretto (Calgary). Margaret (Terry) Miller (Edmonton) and her children; Ilyan Amadeus (Danielle) Lorieau- Peruch, and Ambyr (fiancé Casey) Miller. Angelika (Ken) Enns (Drumheller) and her children; Lancelot Horvath-Enns, Andrew (Alyshia) Enns, and Lorraine Seright. Elizabeth (Jim) Desroches (Calgary) and her children; Mark (Ellie) Micklich (Edmonton), Amanda (Geordie) Turner, and Stephanie (Paul) Snider. In addition, Tony and Angie are blessed with 22 great- grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Tony is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Leo (Bev) Kieselbach (Lethbridge), John Szabo (Calgary), and his sister, Valerie (Matt) Lutter (Stirling), as well as several nieces and nephews.

He now joins his parents, granddaughter, Bryna-Jayne Miller-Butler, and sister-in-law, Hilda Szabo in eternal slumber.

A Funeral Mass to be held, 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 STREET NORTH, LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback as celebrant.

Those who wish may watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/AnthonyTony-Horvath and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Flowers are graciously declined with a preference of in memory donations to the Lethbridge Symphony (403-328-6808) or a charity of personal choice.

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Eunice Jones

1923- 2022

Mrs. Eunice Velma Jones of Lethbridge passed away at the Extendicare in Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the age of 98 years.

Eunice was born on August 29, 1923 on the farm south of Carnduff, Saskatchewan. She married Harmon Jones on April 8, 1946 in Brandon, Manitoba. They farmed a number of years before moving to Burdett, Alberta. Eunice spent many years cooking at the Bow Island hospital before moving to Taber, Alberta in 1974. She continued her love of cooking at the Clearview Lodge as the head cook until she retired. After Eunice’s husband Harmon passed away on May 10, 1984, Eunice married Wilbur Jones on August 31, 1985. After many years of farming and spending the winter months in sunny California, Wilbur Jones passed away and Eunice returned to Canada in 2008 to be closer to her family. Eunice enjoyed crocheting blankets and slippers for all her family members. She loved listening to Wilf Carter right up till her passing.

Eunice is survived by her 3 children; Son Jim (Sharon) Jones, Daughter Darlene (Barry) Hurt, Son Marvin (Dorothy) Jones; numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren and Nieces & Nephews.

Eunice was predeceased by her parents Frank and Jenny Mains; husbands Harmon Jones & Wilbur Jones; Brother Fred Mains; Sisters Nellie Jameson and Coral Smith; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Mountain View Cemetery.

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KAPRAL

CAROL ANNE KAPRAL, beloved wife of the late Pete Kapral, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Carol is survived by her sons Jack (Karen) of Fruitvale, B.C., and Peter of Lethbridge, grandchildren: Jay (Brianna), Mandy, Kayla, Peter J and Angela and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Jim (Shirley), Tom (Bonnie), Grant (Linda) and Joan (Mike).

She was predeceased by her son Robert, mother Garda (Woolf), father Ephriam Allan Bateman, and sister Barbara Leavitt (Jerry).

Carol was born and raised in Cardston. After marrying her husband Peter in 1960, they moved to Australia for Peter’s employment in the drilling industry. She had her first two sons, Jack and Peter Jr. and came back to Canada in 1965. In 1966, she welcomed her third son, Robert, in Fort Nelson, BC. In 1967, she followed her husband to Algeria for two years. She returned to Cardston where her mom, Garda always had a house. In 1973, she followed her husband to Iran, where they lived for six years, with annual trips back to Canada. The highlight of that is that she got to bring her mom over for an excursion including tours in London and Athens. When she moved back, she spent time living in Edmonton, St. John’s, NL, and Calgary. When Peter retired, they moved back to Cardston and ran the Payless gas station and diner for five years. They closed the business after the passing of Carol’s beloved mom, Garda in 1990. In 1991, her husband, Peter, also passed away. She remained in Cardston until she started her career as a camp cook on the drilling rigs. She lived with her son, Peter Jr. in Pincher Creek and friends in Edmonton. After her career came to an end, she lived in Cardston again, until illness forced her to take a room in Lethbridge nursing homes until her passing.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Steve Bateman officiating.

In memory of Carol, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (stars.ca).

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Frances Kaupp

1933 – 2022

Mrs. Frances Isabel Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved wife of the late Mr. Howard Kaupp, passed away at home on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 AVENUE SOUTH with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

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KAWULKA

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

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.

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Jacqueline Joyce Matthews (Bruchet)

Aug. 16, 1939 – Febr. 24, 2022

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mom, grandmother, great- grandmother, Jackie Matthews. She passed away peacefully at PG Hospice House on February 24, 2022. Jackie is survived by her four children; Cindy (Guy), Cathy, Lori (Dave) and Martin. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Mandy, Ramsey, Melissa, Michael, Ashley, Kevin, Jordan, Cody and Dylan and numerous great-grandchildren. She was blessed to of had many special friends throughout her life.

Jackie was predeceased by her husband Raymond, her parents and all of her siblings.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ajaj and all of the Hospice House staff for their compassion and care during her final days. At her request there will be no service.

May you rest in peace Mom.


MEHEDEN

KENNETH DALE MEHEDEN, beloved husband of the late Lee Malcom-Meheden, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge at Covenant Health St. Michael’s Palliative Unit, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the age of 64.

Ken is survived by his sister Melanie and brother Tom (Cathy). Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his parents Fred and Ruth Meheden and two infant siblings.

Ken was born in Lethbridge on April 5, 1957. He grew up in the Sunnyside area and after completing school, he lived in Lethbridge, followed by Edmonton and Victoria, BC. He then returned to Lethbridge and in 2015, moved into Good Samaritan Park Meadows.

Ken was known for his love of family and unique sense of humor, along with his creativity in photography and poetry writing.

Thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village and Covenant Health St. Michael’s Palliative Unit.

At Ken’s request, a private family memorial will be held.

In lieu of flowers and in Ken’s memory, donations can be made to Good Samaritan Society, 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2 or Covenant Foundation, 3C60 – 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4.

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Dennis Motuz

1953 – 2022

Mr. Dennis Motuz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Cheryl Motuz, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Sharron Nyhoff

1940 – 2022

Mrs. Sharron Patricia (Eccleston) Nyhoff, beloved wife of the late Mr. William George Herman Nyhoff, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children, on February 27, 2022, in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 81 years.

Born in Whitehaven, England in 1940, Sharron spent her early childhood years in England during WWII with her mom and younger brother while her father was stationed in Italy. These difficult years, often moving for safety reasons, instilled a strength and resilience in her she demonstrated throughout her life, overcoming any challenges, facing difficulties head on with the typical British stiff upper lip.

Sharron moved to Canada in 1945, first residing in Vancouver, BC with her grandparents after the war, then on to Nelson, BC for six years, followed by Regina, SK, before settling in Lethbridge, AB as a teenager, attending LCI, where she met the love of her life, George. Upon graduation, Sharron attended the Galt School of Nursing, accomplishing her lifelong goal of becoming a nurse and marrying George in her graduation year of 1961. Together, they raised four children, Darren Nyhoff, Susan (Nyhoff) Van Ree, Doug Nyhoff and Kevin Nyhoff.

Nursing was a passion first instilled in her after suffering rheumatic fever for a year as a child and being inspired by the nurse who cared for her. She worked as a nurse for several years until the birth of her fourth child and then again part-time later in life as a passion once her children were grown. She truly reflected the spirit of Florence Nightingale, selflessly caring for others in need throughout her life. Sharron was an active member of the Galt School of Nursing Alumni, earning a Lifetime Membership award for her outstanding contributions. Her passion for helping others included looking after her mom for many years as she battled through Alzheimer’s and facilitating a support group for families of Alzheimer’s patients.

Sharron and George were inseparable, working hard and sacrificing through the years to provide a good life for their children. They built a beautiful home, took their children on many adventures and later in life were fortunate to further indulge their love of travel, enjoying many wonderful trips around the world, always returning to share their experiences with family and friends. Their love for each other was deep and long lasting.

Sharron considered her children, grandchildren and most recently, great grandchild, her greatest pride in life. Family meant everything to Sharron, and she was often at the center of and organizer of family gatherings. Her cooking and baking skills were admired and appreciated by all, particularly her grandchildren who devoured her pies, cakes, cookies and Nanaimo bars with glee. Nothing made Sharron happier than gathering everyone and seeing others enjoying the food she provided, creating family memories in the process. Sharron will be sorely missed by all, but be remembered by family as a kind, generous and caring woman, with great tenacity and strength to overcome any challenges.

Second only to family, Sharron was immensely proud of her yard, working endlessly over the years with George to keep it looking immaculate. Rain, wind nor snow could keep her from the patio, admiring the beauty of their work and proudly sharing it with others through family gatherings. Her love of gardening extended to her and George leading a beautification and management effort of the Taber Health Centre courtyard for many years.

Spirituality was an important part of Sharron’s life. She and George were active members of the youth group at McKillop United Church in their early years together, where later she mentored young women, serving as a CGIT leader for many years.

Sharron is survived by her three sons Darren (Cindy) Nyhoff, Doug (Karen) Nyhoff and Kevin (Mairi) Nyhoff; son-in-law Ken Van Ree; grandchildren Kalie Van Ree, Braeden (Ingrid) Van Ree, Taylor (Brigid Jung) Nyhoff, Mason Nyhoff, Kennedy Nyhoff, Olivia Nyhoff and Asher Nyhoff; great grandchild Octavia Van Ree; along with her brother John Eccleston and sister Janice Pritchard.

Sharron was predeceased by her husband George Nyhoff; daughter Susan (Ken) Van Ree; and parents Jack Eccleston and Mary (nee Lister) Eccleston.

A private family Inurnment took place at Mountain View Cemetery, and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the McKillop United Church Memorial Fund, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0X5 (www.mckillopunited.ca).

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O’BRIEN

CALVIN (“CAL”) ROSS O’BRIEN passed away peacefully after a long, extremely brave battle against cancer on Friday, February 18th, 2022 at the age of 74.

He was born to Delman and Martha O’Brien on March 6th, 1947, in Lethbridge, AB. Many of his earliest memories were of life on the research station.

He attended Catholic Central High School and was an excellent athlete. He played baseball, football, hockey, and basketball. He won the CCHS athlete of the year award in 1967.

Upon graduation he attended the University of Lethbridge where he received his Bachelor of Education and in later years his Masters in Education.

His first teaching job would take him to Canmore, AB where he taught and coached, making life-long friends with teachers and students alike. The beautiful mountains and people of Canmore always held a special place in his heart.

Cal and his family returned to Lethbridge in 1976 where he began a 42-year career at CCH as a teacher, administrator, and coach. He coached numerous teams and went on to coach his high school students at the University of Lethbridge. He was so proud as the ladies 1985 Pronghorns team was inducted into the U. of L. Sports Hall of Fame only weeks ago. He graciously accepted his own Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame award in 2015.

During his teaching career, Cal travelled to many places with students. Included in these travels were trips to Europe, trips to the Cuernavaca Centre for Intercultural Dialogue on Development, in Mexico and student exchange visits to St. Ursula’s school in Sendai, Japan.

Upon retirement he loved to winter in Palm Springs and was always up for a competitive game of pickleball. He had a long-time love of golf and was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club.

He always looked forward to his weekly restaurant meetings with neighbours, the “Wingnuts”, and Saturday morning coffee with friends. When friends could not gather in enclosed places in the last few years, he welcomed coffee with friends in his open-air garage. Cal loved to meet new people and would often say “they seem like a real quality human being.” He loved life and touched the lives of all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Whaley, his brother Colin O’Brien (Shirley) and the mother of his children Lynne O’Brien. His children Lisa O’Brien (Chris), Michael O’Brien (Cathy), Tracey Stroeve (Dennis), and stepchildren Richard Moberg (Joanna), Geoffrey Moberg, and Bradley Moberg as well as two children of Lisa O’Brien and Chris Palinkas, his grandsons Justin and Jorden Palinkas. He will be greatly missed by his two pups: Tucker and Sadie.

He leaves behind so many friends, it is impossible to list them all. A special mention must go to the great colleagues and staff at Catholic Central who were instrumental in his life and a source of strength and determination during these last 4 years of his battle with cancer.

Many thank yous to the kind and caring staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre who became like family and so many doctors and nurses who did everything they could to support him through this journey.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Catholic Central Academic Awards Program (c/o Catholic Central High School, 405 – 18 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3E5) or the Lethbridge Humane Society (2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9).

“Be Well”

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ORICH

It is in our deepest hearts to announce the passing of our lovely daughter Alicia Dawn Orich. She passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Rocky View Hospital in Calgary at the age of 37 years. She is survived by her parents: Dad, Harold (Cynthia) Orich, Mom, Sandy Kemper (Dale Serson) and her children Austin and Savannah Lindsey, and birth mother to Gavin. Alicia helped Loretta, Murray and Jannah Flood complete their family with Gavin. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers Caley (Jordan) Reid, Brady Orich, Travis Serson, Samantha Serson (fiance Zach DeBoer), Jesse Serson (fiance Emmi Baril), Grandmas Barb Orich and Linda Harvey, and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

Alicia was pre-deceased by her brother Christopher Orich and Grandpa Bill Orich. There will be a private family service at a later date. Now Alicia is on her way to heaven’s gates as she helped other families with her organ donations. Now our sweet girl, spread your wings and fly!


SCOUT

TERESA SCOUT (Nitsitaipiim) passed away on February 25, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 80 years. The Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday, March 11 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 am with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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TERRY

With heavy hearts, the family of Thomas Austin Terry announce his passing on Monday February 21, 2022 in Victoria, BC, with close family and his beloved wife at his side.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, James Franklin and Minnie Bingham Terry, sisters Mona Ruth, Verla Sharon and brother James Roy Terry of Raymond, Alberta. Tom is survived by his wife Marilyn Joanne (Hall), his son Joshua James (Jennifer Lee Bean), grandson Lachlan Spruce and Tom’s siblings: Keith Bingham (Jeanette), Anne Jolayne, Diane Lee, Laraine Lynn (Gerald Johnson) and Ross Alan (Josephine).


UNICK

EUGENE ANDREW UNICK passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Gene is survived by his cherished wife Alvena and children Melissa, Vaughn and Shawna (Eddy) and their families; as well as in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. His greatest, most precious treasures were his nine grandchildren whom he was especially proud of.

Gene enjoyed playing hockey, baseball and curling. He was fond of music and dancing. It was hard to keep him away from a family card game where we often heard “chekai chekai” while we waited for him to take his turn. Forever the prankster, he loved to laugh and often had a mischievous smile on his face as he watched the reactions of the unsuspecting.

Gene earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a red seal journeyman in carpentry and a journeyman in cabinetmaking, which he instructed at the college and high school. He appreciated hearing of his students’ successes and the gratitude of those who benefited from his expertise and pride of craftsmanship. He was an excellent cook and carried on his Ukrainian heritage by passing on his technique for the perfect cabbage rolls and pedaheh to everyone who wanted to learn.

Gene dedicated countless hours volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, several church projects, coaching and held positions on sports boards of directors. His legacy lives on through the lives of people he helped and in the hearts of his family and many friends.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. Following the Mass, Gene will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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