June 16th, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 15, 2022.


Chancler Tristen Ryder Bird “Chomps”, beloved son of Stevie Heavy Shields Jr. And Alana Bird, passed away on March 5, 2022 in Cardston, AB at the age of 26 years.

The Wake Service will be held on Friday, March 18 at White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 am.

To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


AUDREY IONE CARTWRIGHT, beloved wife of the late Fred George Fraser Cartwright, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the age of 89 years.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

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COX, (Charlotte) Marlene

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Marlene Cox with family by her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on March 10th at the age of 84. Marlene’s husband of 47 years, Blaine, passed away in 2007. They are survived by, among others, their children and grandchildren: Shelley (Joe) Wright, Blayne (Roy) Adams, Haley (Sam) Heaney; Ryan (Pam) Cox, Logan Cox, Nicole Cox; Ken (Shannon), Chase (Randi) Cox, Meghan Cox.

For those who wish, there will be a viewing at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 St. N, on Friday, March 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 19, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Stake Chapel, 560 Highlands Blvd. W, Lethbridge at 10:30AM. Family can meet prior to the service at 10:00AM.

There will be a light luncheon after the service and then family, and those who wish to attend, will leave for the internment at Hill Spring Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the M.S. Society.

To view extended obituary and to send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Shawn Mezei

1985 – 2022

Mr. Shawn Mezei passed away peacefully in Lethbridge surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at the age of 36 years.

Shawn was born in Lethbridge on April 22, 1985 to Dennis and Debbie Mezei. Besides his loving parents, Shawn leaves behind his brother Chris (Tamara Hayden), who he adored and looked up to, his Grandma Mary Mezei; Uncle Jeff Mezei, Aunt Denise Barnes, Uncle Leonard “Jr” (Diane) Houghton, Aunt Patty (Allan) Skretting, Aunt Helen (Al) Szoke; Cousins Kristin, Kelsi, Dillon, Dalton, Dustin, Mark, Adam, Raelene and Chad. Shawn was predeceased by his Grandparents Cookie and Leonard Houghton; Grandpa Steve Mezei; and Uncle Rowdy Houghton.

Shawn loved his family and his dog, Dolly. His passions were Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts Fighting, Music, Firefighting, Fitness and his 69 Chevy Nova which he was proud to have restored himself. Family and his long-standing Friendships were most important to him, he loved people and loved to help out where he could. Shawn was fun-loving, laid back and lived his life to the fullest. He was very determined and succeeded at everything he did. He had many life stories and experiences, he cherished his childhood and talked about the good times often.

Shawn started his minor hockey career at 5 years old, where he consistently excelled at the sport all the way to Val Matteotti’s Golden Hawks AAA Bantam where he was team Captain. While playing for the Golden Hawks, Shawn was drafted by the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 14 years old. When Shawn was 15-year-old he moved onto play for the Crowsnest Timberwolves before starting his career with the Lethbridge Hurricanes as a 16-year-old from 2000-2005. After that he continued with the U of L Pronghorns, followed by the Okotoks Oilers. While playing for the Okotoks Oilers, Shawn was selected to play for Team South in the AJHL All-Star Game in 2006 where he received player of the game for Team South.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

The Celebration of Life for Shawn Mezei will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL at 610 – 4 Street, Lethbridge, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Shawn-Mezei and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

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ROBERT JOHN PASKUSKI of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Craig (Amanda) Paskuski of Lethbridge, Kim (Robb) Dembi of Eindhoven, Netherlands; grandchildren Owen and Reid Paskuski, Brian and David Tymeson; brother Richard

(Velisha) Paskuski of Lethbridge and niece Amanda Paskuski.

Robert was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth Paskuski.

A Visitation for friends and relatives will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 18th, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 P.M.

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TERESA “TERRI” SMITH, beloved wife of Wayne Smith, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the age of 60 years.

A Celebration of Terri’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 19th, 2022, at 4:00 PM, with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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Bice Zanoni

1927 – 2022

Mrs. Bice Zanoni, aka Nonna, beloved wife and soul mate, of the late Mr. Armando Zanoni, aka Nonno, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare, Lethbridge, on March 9, 2022, at the age of 94.

She was born on November 21, 1927, in Riva, Trento, Italy; where she was raised and educated. Growing up with her parents and siblings, she developed a love for family, cooking and of nature.

On November 25, 1948, Bice, married the love of her life, Armando. In February of 1950, Bice, Armando, and 3-month-old daughter, Rosi, immigrated to Canada through the port of Halifax, crossing Canada by train to their destination in Picture Butte. In 1951 the family moved to Lethbridge, where the family grew over a few years to include Wilma and Guido. It was here that her brother Mario Bonora joined them from Italy rounding the family to six.

After a few years, the family moved to their farm southeast of Lethbridge. She was often at Armando’s side helping with the daily tasks leading to a successful and prosperous farm life. Her garden and flowers were only outshone by her mastery of cooking.

Her ability to share Italian Fairy tales, poems, and stories of growing up with her family in Italy, made the long days on the farm memorable.

Nonna was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother/Nonna, and Bisnonna, who took tremendous pride in the accomplishments of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. How her eyes sparkled with joy whenever she held and cared for each one of them.

Nonna is survived by her daughters, Rosi (John) Gregory, Wilma (George) McCrea, and son Guido (Gerda) Zanoni. She is survived by 7 grandchildren, Clayton Wiebe, Dalyce (Corbyn) Wehlage, Jesse Gregory, Matthew (Shandra)Gregory, Katherine (Dayne) Nickel, Adam (Rachel) Zanoni, and James (Susanne) Zanoni, and 15 great grandchildren, her brother Mario (Addy) Bonora and numerous nieces and nephews in both Canada and Italy.

Nonna was predeceased by her husband Armando, her parents, Guido and Celestina Bonora, brothers and sisters, and grandson, Jonathan Gregory.

A special thank you to the staff of Fairmont Extendicare for the outstanding care she received while her stay there. We are forever grateful.

Nonna, was a very warm, caring, loving Mama, Nonna, Bisnonna, who opened her heart and home to all who crossed her doorstep, no questions asked. She was always willing and able to prepare a table full of enticing food and drink at a moment’s notice, astounding all who sat at her table. And you’d better eat and drink or she’d keep putting more in front of you. Joy and laughter always filled Nonna’s home, the more the merrier.

Love you always Mamma/Nonna/Bisnonna.

“A truly remarkable woman who had the strength and courage to move to Canada and then work so very hard and yet always so happy, such a gracious host, and a very beautiful person! She leaves behind the legacy of a beautiful family to make the world a better place.”

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream by going to https://www.tikilive.com/channel/allsaintsparish.

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

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