June 24th, 2024

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 11, 2022.


Raymond Cyril Arseneault, beloved husband of Kathy Arseneault of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the age of 66 years.

A Celebration of Life for Ray will be held at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 125 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00. (Come and Go)

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Stanley “Stan” Carroll

1947 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce that Stan Carroll of Warner passed away, surrounded by his family, at the age of 74.

He is survived by his beloved wife Betty (nee Fulton); sons Andy (Carri) and Jason; grandchildren Allyson, Kian, Chelsea and Ethan. He is also survived by his brother Lawrence (Rita); sisters Gladys (Cyril) and Flo, who all reside in Nova Scotia, as well as nieces and nephews, and many of Betty’s family who reside throughout Alberta.

Stan grew up in Dean, Nova Scotia, the oldest son of Walter and Doris Carroll, who had met and married during the Second World War. From a young age Stan enjoyed working for neighbouring farmers and in the bush. While attending school in Brookfield, NS, he also started dating Betty his high school sweetheart. In 1967, Stan and Betty moved to Alberta and were married in the next year. In the spring of 1968 Stan began working for Dale McKenzie in Warner, which began a life long friendship between the Carroll’s and McKenzie’s. He spent over next 30 years working for McKenzie Herford Farms, raising his family and teaching his sons what he had learned. Stan loved working with the cattle especially but found contentment in almost everything he did. He was especially happy to serve as a leader in the Warner 4-H Beef Club and to help where he could with the Warner Evangelical Church. In 1996, Stan had a heart attack that forced him to leave farm work, but he then found himself learning a new trade, rebuilding drill bits, and then working for the Village of Warner in the rink and at the waste transfer station. Stan loved to visit with people, and really enjoyed his work at the rink, sharpening skates and taking care of the ice. Even as complications from his heart troubles forced him to slow down, he continued to find enjoyment in wood working and doing odd jobs for anyone who would ask. Stan loved his family with great devotion and was a kind, generous soul who always saw the good in people.

Stan is predeceased by his parents Walter and Doris (nee Heley) Carroll.

Stan’s family would like to express special thanks for the outstanding palliative care he received from the physicians, nurses and staff at Raymond Hospital.

A Celebration of Stan’s Life for family and friends will be held at 2:00pm on March 14, 2022 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 street South, Lethbridge. The service will be live streamed on the St. Augustine’s Youtube Channel https://m.you tube.com/watch?v=34qBYmK2epw.

Flowers are gratefully declined as Betty is allergic to flowers. Please direct memorial donations in Stan’s memory to HALO/STARS Air Ambulance or the Warner Volunteer Fire Department.

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On Tuesday, March 8th, 2022, PAUL EDWARDS, loving husband and father of two children, passed away suddenly at the age of 70.

Paul was born in Blackpool, England and immigrated to Canada when he was just three. Paul owned his own business and then went to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital to work in the Maintenance and Planning departments, followed by his retirement in 2012. Paul was passionate about his work, but not as much as his family. After his retirement he opened Drunken Sailor with Loralee and they were part of a vibrant downtown.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Lawrence and his mother Doreen. His heart never quite healed from their loss. He is survived by his wife Loralee and two daughters Lisa (Chris) and Jodi (Pierre-Luc) and grandchildren Josh and Gabby. He is also survived by his sister Kathy (Gord), David (Mary-Anne) and Gary (Toni). Also very special to him were Loralee’s family, her Mom Bonnie (Gord), and siblings Sara, Jonathan, Joel, and Jason.

Paul loved people and he loved to cook. He loved caring and serving those he loved. He was happiest with a full house, serving food he had lovingly prepared. He had a blue-collar heart and an artist soul. He supported Loralee in everything and he was so proud of his daughters.

Paul was a gentle giant; a loving and caring man and he is already missed by so many. Although Paul did not die of kidney failure, he was lucky enough to receive one from his sister, he was passionate about organ donation. Please discuss your wishes with your family.

An open house will be held at TRIANON GALLERY (upstairs), 104 – 5 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, March 13 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Please come and share a story or hug.

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


Jun. 15, 1953 – Feb. 26, 2022

Linda Germaine passed away on February 26, 2022, at the age of 68.

A funeral will take place on Saturday March 12, 2:00 PM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home ; 703 – 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB.


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Jim Halverson
1939 – 2022
James Kenneth Halverson, beloved husband of Marion Halverson, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years.
The service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. with Life Celebrant, Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Jim’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 3:45 P.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The livestream will start at 4:00 P.M.
Relatives and friends are invited to remain at the Legion for a reception following the service, to celebrate Jim’s life.
A private commital service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Besides Marion, his loving wife of fifty seven years, Jim is survived by their four children Darcey Halverson of Edmonton, Tracey (Dave) Wilkins of Taber, Lonny (Shauna) Halverson of Taber and Shawna Sekura (Eric Ross) of Taber; grandchildren Brendan Blacquier of Edmonton, Taylor (Codie) Gouw of Taber, Colton (Kianna) Gouw of Taber, Logan (Kassidy) Gouw of Taber, Shaylyn (Bradley) Blacquier of Edmonton, Jayme (Mace) Perozak of Stavely, Amanda (Matthew) Van Liere of Coaldale, James Halverson of Coaldale and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Eyvonne Dunn of High River, Colleen (Pete) Jenzen of Taber, his brother and sisters-in-law Luella (Reg) Easthope of Edmonton, Martin Kunz of Calgary, Dianne (Gary) Firth of St. Albert, Bobby (Roger) Elliott of Coaldale, Debbie Lewis of Taber as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Ken (Verna) Halverson of Taber, his siblings Sharon Thurston of Fernie, Doug Halverson of Calgary, Berry Halverson of Calgary, his sister-in-law Donna Kunz of Calgary and his brother-in-law Tim Lewis of Taber.
Jim was born in Drumheller on May 14, 1939 to his parents Ken and Verna Halverson. He married Marion Kunz on July 27, 1963 and they moved to Taber in 1970 where they spent the rest of their time together and raised their family.
He was in the navy from 1960 to 1963 and was a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Jim started farming during his first few years of working and then moved into starting his own business, Halverson Trucking, and continued trucking for many different companies, such as Gouw Quality Onions, before he retired at the age of 80 years.
Jim and Marion found excitement in traveling around to different places together. He was a hardworking man and was very dedicated to his family. As his family started to grow, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandchildren as they had so much love and energy to share. In the spring and summer, he enjoyed planting flowers with his wife and taking care of his yard. He was an avid golfer and loved watching his grandkids play sports. In winter, he found enjoyment in Christmas lights and watching old westerns such as John Wayne movies. He was a very simple man that had very few words to share but he didn’t need to say much to let you know he loved you. His presence was so strong, and it didn’t take long to feel very comfortable around Jim.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jim’s name may be made directly to Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Tammy Marie Joyce Hunt, passed away Saturday March 5 2022 in Calgary Alberta at the age of 57.

A Wake Service will be held starting at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Tracy Hunt’s Residence till Monday morning.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday March 14, 2022, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Cardston, AB, with Bishop Sidney Black Officiating.

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

Dennis Motuz

1953 – 2022

Dennis Motuz, aged 68, beloved husband of Cheryl, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer in Lethbridge.

We ask you to join in the celebration of Dennis’ life with Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Father Tim Boyle.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8 with Father William Monis, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, we asked that people donate to the Lethbridge Cougars Basketball Club in my dad’s name. Donations can be e-transferred to lethbridge cougarsbasketball@gmail.com or mailed to LCBC 210-12C St. N Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2M7

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Donald “Don” James Sherwood

Nov. 8, 1947 – Feb. 7, 2022

It is with sad hearts we say good-bye to Don after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Don was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Norah and Ralph Sherwood, and was raised on a grain and cattle farm west of Barons, Alberta. Don married Phyllis Sharp in 1974 and lived for many years in the Lethbridge and Barons area. He is survived by their two children – Mathew and Pam Sherwood (Jeff) and grandson, Pearson. In 1999 Don married Joyce Strem of Eckville area where they lived until his passing. Don is also survived by his brother Thom (Anne) and nieces Rhiannon and Mariah.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Rocky Mountain House (Hospital) Health Centre for the compassionate care and kindness given to Don during his stay. Cremation was entrusted to the Rocky Funeral Home and Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.


Ray Douglas Sinclair, 69, of Coalhurst AB, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 4th, 2022 due to a medical condition.

Ray was referred to as an encyclopedia of knowledge, he remembered everything he learned throughout his life. In his professional life he obtained several certificates, such as, heavy-duty mechanic, automotive mechanic, commercial vehicle inspection licensing, and he held his class-1 operator’s license.

In his later and more recent years, he gained certification in site and soil evaluations as well as spent time designing and installing septic systems. He had a passion for solving problems, and he taught me the value of stepping back, taking a break and re-evaluating when I was frustrated with my own struggles.

He had a passion for his pets, camping, water sports and (‘drag’) racing. He is survived by his two sons, Trevor (47) and Scott (45); two granddaughters, Larissa (12) and Jasmine (8); as well as his older and younger brothers, Lee and Dean.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 13, 2022, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Coalhurst Branch #273, 5205 6 Street, Coalhurst. All are welcome to the informal occasion.

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

Leon Stanley Spear Chief



A loving father, brother, uncle, and nephew was born on November 27, 1968 in Fort Macleod, Alberta to Leo and Elizabeth Day Chief. Leon suddenly passed away on the Blood Reserve, Alberta on March 5, 2022 at the age of 53.

Raised on a ranch in the Old Agency Community where he tended to cattle, and trained horses. As a hard- working rancher and automotive mechanic, Leon loved classic rock, fast cars, and pretty horses. Leon had a zest for racing. As a horse trainer, he raced quarter horses in southern Alberta, as well entered his 1957, Chevy Nova at Streets Machine Weekend, in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Leon attended the St. Mary’s Residential School, and continued onto Red Crow Community College where he later became an entrepreneurial in automotives. Growing up in a traditional family, Leon joined with his parents into Niinamska way-of-being, and later became an elder. Creator gifted Leon with a kind heart, and was generous to those he met. Leon’s presence was strong, it didn’t take long to get into a conversation filled with laughter with him. Leon had an excitement for life in anything he set out to do, and walked with gentleness for all people.

Leon is survived by his children: Houston (Johnathan Red Crow), Mike, Blaise, McKinnely, Tyson, Ryder, Ceanna, Cassidy, Quincy., Siblings: Roxanne Scout and Ronald (Joe) Day Chief Nephews and Neices: John, Autumn – Penelope Scout, Cody – Kynleigh and Leo; Colton (Brooke White Quills) Beau, and Bently, Elisha, and Gracie. Uncle’s and Aunts: Moses (Shelly) Spear Chief, Wilma (Wayne Morris) Spear Chief, Julius (Cheryl) Spear Chief, Tammy, Renee (Winston) Day Chief, Trina (Marvin) Many Fingers, Sam Day Chief, Bella Day Chief, Mike (Crystal) Day Chief, Jerry (Teresa) Day Chief, Agnes Black Water, Red Day Chief, Larry Provost, Florine White Man Left, Cecilia (Norbort) Black Water Predeceased by his parents Leo and Elizabeth Day Chief, Grandparents, Cecile Prairie Chicken, and James Provost; Ronald and Jane Day Chief. Great Grandparents: John (Margaret Trollinger) Day Chief, Tom Prairie Chicken, and Sleeping Woman.

The family Apologizes for any names that are missed.

A Family Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday March 11, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB., followed by a Wake Service between 6:00 PM., till 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

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

George Quincey

1936 – 2022

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day…” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

It is with sadness, but peace and joy in our hearts, that we said goodbye to our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend George Edwin Quincey.

George lost his lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Saturday March 5, surrounded by his family, singing hymns, joyfully awaiting the moment when he could finally see his Jesus face-to-face.

George is survived by his wife Grace; eight children: Wendell (Maureen), Joanne (Leonard), Jacob, Dianne (Tim), Renee (Brian), John (Connie), Elly (William), Michelle (Shaun); 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents Atherton and Annie; wife Jeanette, brother Charles, and nephew Timothy.

George was born on June 8, 1936 in Montreal Quebec. After WW2, his mother moved George and his brother Chuck to the family homestead near Glenside, Saskatchewan. There he completed school, played baseball, football, curled, hunted, fished, making lifelong friends along the way. He married Jeanette Zlatnik (1937-1997) in June 1957. He earned his journeyman in carpentry, working on the formidable Gardner dam project and managing a lumber yard in nearby Outlook, SK. In 1969, George moved his young family to Fernie, British Columbia. There he worked for a coal mining company, supervising numerous construction projects. During those years, he continued farming in Saskatchewan, commuting annually to Glenside for seeding and harvest.

Fernie was the place of a more significant change. There he encountered his Saviour Jesus Christ. Due to his faith, he influenced others to also believe and provided an example of a spiritual life.

George met and married Grace (May 1999) and a new chapter of his life unfolded, relocating to Lethbridge, Alberta where he loved and was loved by his family, spending many hours with children and grandchildren, celebrating with them and serving them with his hands and heart. George also enjoyed working side by side with his son, Wendell on numerous endeavour’s, creating memories. He was always excited to hear and see the projects Wendell was working on.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/George-Quincey and scroll to the bottom of the page.

A Funeral Service and Interment will also be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the OUTLOOK ALLIANCE CHURCH, Outlook, SK.

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Dianne Rosalie Thompson (Seward), passed away peacefully at home in Coaldale, Alberta on March 6, 2022 at the age of 72.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 54 years, Brian Thompson, her daughter Drianne (Dan) Mehlen, and her three grandchildren Brylee, Ashaya, and Josh.

She was predeceased by her son, Troy Dean Thompson, on March 23, 1993.

Dianne loved spending time with her grandchildren making crafts, baking, and being silly.

She was deeply loved, will be missed greatly, and will forever be in our hearts.

There will be a graveside gathering for family and friends on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 1:00pm at Mountain View Cemetery -1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB.

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


EUGENE ANDREW UNICK passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

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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