April 17th, 2024

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 26, 2022.

AMUNDSEN

It is with great sadness that the family of Blair Amundsen, born September 3, 1943, in Edmonton, Alberta, announce his passing on March 18, 2022. Blair is survived, and will be fondly remembered, by his wife and best friend of 54 years, Nancy; children: Ian (Zena), Julie, and Eric (Carolyn); four grandchildren: Mikayla, Isabelle, Owen, and Dylan; brother, Peter (Fran); as well as many nieces and nephews, and his loyal companion, Rondo.

Blair grew up in Michel, BC and attended the University of Alberta where he completed his fellowship in Urology in 1974. After graduation, Blair moved to Lethbridge where he practiced until his retirement in 2009.

At the early age of 12, Blair obtained his ham radio license – a hobby he enjoyed his entire life. He also enjoyed photography, flying, welding, model trains, computer science, and his most recent interest, 3D printing.

Being that his mother, Catherine, was a violin teacher, and his father, Roy, was an accomplished pianist, music was a part of his genetic make up. Blair played the cello in the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra for over 2 decades. He then played with the Crowsnest Pass Symphony when he moved to the area in 2008.

Despite his many hobbies and accomplishments, Blair was a man of humility. His favorite pastime was hiking on his property with his dog Rondo and family. He passed away quietly after a brief battle with cancer with his family by his side and facing the view that he loved from his home near Cowley.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Crowsnest Pass Symphony Orchestra: PO Box 567, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0, or a charity of your choosing. A gathering to celebrate Blair Amundsen’s life may be held at a later date.


ANDERSON

Carol Anne Anderson (Peck), age 74, passed away on March 24, 2022

in Calgary, AB, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Her family was by her side. Carol’s spirit was strong, her laugh was extraordinary, and her heart always full of love.

Carol was born to George and Mary Peck in Edmonton, AB, on May 1, 1947; the eldest of four children. Raised in Wetaskiwin, AB, she moved to Red Deer, AB, after completing high school. She married Bruce Anderson in Red Deer on January 8, 1972. Together they lovingly raised two daughters – Jennifer and Jane – in Lethbridge, AB.

Carol lived her life with intelligence, kindness, and humour. She was proud to have worked at the Lethbridge College for more than 25 years in various roles until her retirement in 2009.

Carol adored her many friends and cherished the fun adventures they had together. She loved the outdoors: walking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Art and music fed her soul; She could dance the night away to any of her favourite songs. Her family and friends knew her as Christmas Carol and her spirit will always shine through at this wondrous time of year.

Carol was preceded in death by her father George, brothers George and Clifton, and her mother Mary. She is survived by her husband Bruce, her two children Jennifer (partner Mark) and Jane (husband Ryan), her two grandchildren Lucy and Eve, and her sister Catherine.

Carol’s family will host a private celebration of life at a later date.

For those who so choose, donations to commemorate Carol’s life may be directed to the Mindful Munchies school lunch program at the Lethbridge Food Bank, or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta.

The world is a better place because of you Carol. We love and miss

you.


Donald Anderson

1943 – 2022

Mr. Donald Anderson of Picture Butte and loving spouse of Ms. Geri Mott, passed away at home in Picture Butte on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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BARVA

FRANK BARVA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Isabel Barva, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family at his side on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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HENRY JOHN DICK

June 17, 1922 – March 20, 2022

The family of HENRY JOHN DICK of Lethbridge sadly announce Henry’s peaceful passing at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, March 20, 2022, with his beloved Leona at his side and wrapped in the love of his family.

Henry was born to his Russian Mennonite parents, John and Agnes Dick, on June 17 1922 in Orenburg, Russia. In 1926, they embarked on a perilous emigration journey that brought them first to Whitewater Manitoba, and then to Southern Alberta, where the family set down their roots.

Henry was a patriot. He loved his country and the freedoms and opportunities it provided. He served with the Royal Canadian Army from December 1942-January 1946 and saw active duty in the North Pacific on the Aleutian Island of Kiska. This forever changed his life, as it was there that he committed his life to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Henry and Leona (Klassen) met in their Young People’s church group, and were married on December 28, 1944 in the Vauxhall Mennonite Church. It was a beautiful, sustaining relationship that only grew stronger and more loving over the 77 years that they shared. Henry adored Leona – she was the love of his life.

In 1952, Henry and Leona settled on their new irrigation farm in Hays, where they raised their family of five children; 3 sons – Ron (Linda), Allan (Anne Mundt) and Wayne, and two daughters – Wendy Timmermans and Barb (Rod Lanser).

Henry’s creed was “Love the Lord your God with your heart, mind and soul, and your neighbor as yourself”, and was highly respected as a man of integrity. He and Leona were strongly committed to their church and community. Henry was also involved in many community endeavors, including the early 4-H movement in Hays, the Bow River Gas Co-op and the Bow River Irrigation District, to name but a few.

In 1988, Henry and Leona retired to Lethbridge, where they became active in the Lethbridge Mennonite Church. Retiring only meant moving off the farm, as Henry quickly immersed himself in volunteerism. He was the chair of the Lethbridge Senior Citizen Organization, spent countless hours at the Soup Kitchen, was a compassionate care visitor at St. Michael’s, and represented less fortunate individuals as a social advocate.

Over the years, Henry and Leona developed many rich friendships and their loving family expanded to include 16 cherished grandchildren, 26 great grand children, and 1 great great grandchild. Henry is also survived by his two sisters – Jessie Goerzen and Peggy Duby, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son-in-law John Timmermans, daughter-in-law Sue Dick, his parents and his sister Agnes and brother John.

Thank you to everyone who has so enriched the lives of Henry and Leona with your love and support over the years. Thank you to our church and extended family.

We especially wish to thank everyone at Elim Village and at Legacy Lodge for their friendship and care of Henry and Leona over the past few years. You provided so much comfort, stability and security to them.

To Lethbridge Home Care Nursing staff who cared for Henry both at Elim and at Legacy, and Legacy Lodge staff – we will be forever grateful for the care you provided to Henry, for your kindness, compassion and friendship you exhibited, especially in the final weeks of his life.

Family was very important to Henry, and over the years, there were many celebrations. The final celebration of Henry’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with a Viewing on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and a Funeral Service on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Ryan Dueck officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Henry’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Henry will be laid to rest in Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.

Donations in Henry’s memory may be made to: Lethbridge Mennonite Church: 4303 3 Ave S, Lethbridge AB T1J 0C9; Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5; or to the charity of choice. Thank you.

“Well done, good and faithful servant!” Rest in peace.

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Tymen Donkersgoed

1930 – 2022

Mr. Tymen Donkersgoed, of Coaldale, AB, passed away on March 23, 2022 in Taber, AB, at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when finalized.

Condolences may be forwarded to http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Elaine Harrison

1931 – 2022

Mrs. Elaine Harrison of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Harrison, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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HEINRICKS

ELIZABETH JOHANNA HEINRICKS passed away March 22, 2022 at the Good Samaritans’ Raymond, AB.

Elizabeth was born to Paul and Lina Wenzel February 21, 1929 in Tonowo, Poland. The family immigrated to Canada in the spring of 1930 and after a long train trip across Canada arrived in Saskatchewan. They set up farming in the Luseland area during which time a sister and brother were born. Elizabeth attended a country school nearby until grade 8 and remembers growing up in the depression. The farm was a mixed farm so there was always work to do. In 1949 Elizabeth attended the Two Rivers Bible Institute from which she graduated in 1953. During the time there she met Ben Wall and on June 27, 1953 they were married. They went to Guadeloupe, French West Indies to be missionaries and stayed there until 1958. When they came back to Canada, they brought 3 sons with them. For the next one and half years they lived with Elizabeth’s’ parents until Ben health returned and they had another son. 1960 saw them move to Two Hills, Alberta so that Ben could pastor a church there and during that time another son came along. Three years later they were on the move to Nipawin Bible Institute at Nipawin, Saskatchewan where Ben taught and pastored a church 40 miles away. Elizabeth took care of five boys in a house that was heated by coal, water was pumped by hand and food was cooked on a coal stove. Over the five years the family lived there an indoor bathroom was installed, water no longer had to be pumped, and a gas furnace was installed. In 1968 there was a move to Taber, Alberta so that Ben could pastor another church. Elizabeth continued to run the house taking care of five growing boys. In 1977 Bens’ health wasn’t great and he resigned his pastorate and went into real estate in 1978. They moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, Elizabeth had a smaller group to take care of as the boys were going their separate ways.

Ben and Elizabeth traveled and enjoyed camping together. May 17, 1987 Ben had a fatal heart attack and left Elizabeth alone. Elizabeth did a trip to Germany to see family and she enjoyed visiting her sons’ families until she met Bill Heinricks and they were married July 23, 1988 and then they resided in Taber, Alberta. While in Taber Elizabeth learned to swim and she enjoyed going to the pool and swimming lengths which the doctor said contributed to her recovery from colon cancer. Bill and Elizabeth visited with family often at their home or away. July 29, 2002 Bill passed away and Elizabeth was on her own again. For the next 6 years she took care of her place in Taber and visiting family. In 2008 Elizabeth moved to Lethbridge and lived at Black Rock Terrace and stayed there until covid hit. After seeing her limitations, she was moved to Good Samaritans Society Raymond and was there until her passing.

Elizabeth is survived by Dwight (Deb) Wall, Theo (d) (Sherry) Wall, David (Elizabeth) Wall, Jim (Ina) Wall and Phil (Deb) Wall. She had 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her first husband Ben Wall, her second husband Bill Heinricks, her son Theo, her parents Paul and Lina Wenzel, her sister Rose and brother-in-law Walter Honecker, and brother Walter and sister-in-law Erica Wenzel.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, March 28, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon.

Elizabeth will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery during a Private Family Graveside Service.

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MARTIN LAMONT HYDER

1942 – 2022

Beloved husband of Mary Hyder (nee Currie) passed away at home Monday, March 21, 2022.

Besides Mary, Marty is survived by his sons, Keith (Kathy), Stewart, Keith’s son, Alex, and step-grandchildren Eric, Richard, Ben, and Michelle; Mary’s sister, Gale Smook (Ray), and her brother, Bill Currie (Donna); along with several loving nieces and nephews from the Hyder and Currie families.

Martin was predeceased by their daughter, Susan, father, Nicholas Hyder, mother, Satel Temofychuk Hyder, brother Edward and his wife, Lil, sister, Eunice, and Martin’s twin sister, Marion, and her husband, John Banas, Mary’s brothers, Jim Mitchell and his wife, Lyla, and Larry (Hap) Mitchell and his wife, Aggie.

Born in Westlock, Alberta, Marty had a passion for water-skiing and cars. As he grew up working on vehicles became a life-long desire so he moved to Edmonton where he pursued training in Auto-Body Mechanics, did his apprenticeships, and eventually moved to Lethbridge. In time, he started his own “Martin’s Select Auto-Body”. He loved working on specialty cars, tinkering and painting. After a few years Marty worked for Skyline Travel Center doing repairs as needed, selling parts, and helping to sell RV’s. He retired in 2012.

From early ages, Susan, Keith, and Stewart, have been the highlight of Marty’s life, along with Mary, of course! He loved camping and fishing with his family and all the fun they had. He and Susan enjoyed Friendship Series. He loved teaching the boys carpenter and auto repair skills working with them in the garage.

Marty was such a friendly person with a loving and giving heart. He volunteered with Inclusion Lethbridge, (formerly the Lethbridge Association of Community Living,) on the board, worked bingos for the association, being Santa etc. He loved being a cub leader with Cubs and Scouts, Neighborhood Watch and Block Parent, and anywhere else he was needed. He loved Family Reunions and made sure there were lots of snacks, food, and drinks, although all attending contributed. He would never want anyone to go short!

In Marty’s tough times of late, he still would try to repair cars in the garage – wearing his Oxygen. He loved to cook and watched lots of cooking shows, car repairs shows and enjoyed the Gaither Vocal Band and the Lawrence Welk Show, with Mary. Marty would tell us all that he had a most wonderful life.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, because of Marty and Mary’s love and commitment to persons living with developmental disabilities, memorial tributes may be made to Inclusion Lethbridge, 527 – 6 Street S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2E1

A Celebration of Martin’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Martin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


Dr. Peter Maclean

1953 – 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing on March 22,2022 of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Peter MacLean.

Peter was born and raised in Lethbridge where he attended school. After graduating from LCI he moved to Edmonton to study dentistry. Peter graduated from dentistry in 1978 and established a very successful business in Coaldale until his retirement in 2015.

Peter married Paddy Richardson in 1984 and together they raised 3 children, Emily Ian and Davis. He was such a proud father and grandfather.

After retirement Peter was able to pursue his many and varied interests. His most important mission was being a wonderful father and grandfather. He always wanted to give his kids as many life experiences as possible. He took them on numerous trips, Europe, camping, skiing, golfing, fishing, boating and introduced them to the finest gas station food every chance he got. Peter loved being a grandfather. He made sure he spent as much time as possible with the grandchildren, Oliver, Evelyn and Ozzie. There were zoo trips, ski trips, sleepovers and constant play and joking. And there were “Incidents”. Peter was gleeful on the occasion of an incident.

Peter was so lucky to enjoy many fishing trips to the Pacific Coast with his dad Laurie and his father-in-law Ted Richardson as well as his sons Ian and Davis and numerous friends. They were epic expeditions that always resulted in enough fish for the whole family for at least a year.

Peter loved his summers in WATERTON, spending time with his grandparents and cousins as a kid and as an adult cooking for family and hosting large parties for family and friends. He loved to feed the masses-the more the better. His “need to feed” was legendary.

Palm Springs was another of Pete’s favorite places. He spent several winter months in the sunshine there, golfing and hosting his many and varied friends and loved ones.

Peter will be remembered for his crazy sense of humour, his generosity and his desire to live his life to the fullest.

His passing is such a loss for his daughter Emily Scott (Aaron), his sons Ian MacLean (partner Alyssa Weinkauf), and Davis MacLean (Kiara); his sisters Carol Cruickshank (David), Sue MacLean (Leah Parker) and Kathryn Roberts (Nathan) as well as his sister-in-law Rosie MacLean; grandchildren Oliver and Evelyn Scott and Ozzie MacLean; his best friend and mother of his children Paddy MacLean; in laws Ted and Iris Richardson; stepmother Judy MacLean; aunt Elinor Lucas; his lifelong friend and business partner Lyal Sakamoto as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Peter was predeceased by his father Lawrence MacLean; his mother June MacLean; and his brother Patrick MacLean

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Viewing from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration Reception will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in memory of Peter.

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Margery Sadie Knibbs

July 12, 1947 – March 14, 2022

Margery Knibbs of Purple Springs, AB passed away unexpectedly on our family farm on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the age of 74 years.

She is survived by her devoted son, Darwin Knibbs, of Medicine Hat; sisters, Marlene Henry (Bryon Walkey) of Lethbridge, Geri (Andrew) Bronson of Lethbridge, Val Knibbs of Edmonton and Cindy (Don) Helfrick of Calgary; niece, Nikita (Arthur) Machula; great nephew, Bart of Calgary; nieces, Amy Bronson of Calgary and Julia Bronson of Victoria, BC; nephew, Jason Henry (Crystal Irwin); and great nephew, Devon Henry of Coaldale. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Lloyd Knibbs; her loving partner of many years, Rudy Seeger; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Born in the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge on July 12, 1947, she spent her very early years in Hosmer, BC. Her parents then moved to Taber where she attended elementary school and enjoyed various activities at the United Church. In 1959 when she was 12, the family moved to our Purple Springs farm where she worked side by side with her father, mother and sisters to develop the family farm. Her son, Darwin and nephew, Jason, would later gladly lend a hand whenever they came to visit.

Marge moved to Edmonton in 1965, owning her own accounting business and managing a hotel for many years. She was a single parent at a time when it was uncommon. She was a strong, spirited, independent woman who went above and beyond to help those in need, including animals. She returned to the family farm in 1993 when our father passed away while he was still farming. Marge looked after the farm and our mom until she passed away a year later. Marge decided to remain and continue to oversee the farm. She particularly enjoyed gardening and continued to do so even when she became less mobile.

Our family would like to thank everyone who helped Marge in any way as it allowed her to choose to remain there. We are especially grateful to Dave and Janie Mulner and Dale Henderson.

At her request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marge’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.

To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Marge, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

Marie Mehrer

1948 – 2022

In Lethbridge, Alberta, early on the morning of 20 March, 2022, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend Marie Galoria (Hughes) Mehrer went on before us to be with her Saviour, leaving behind Eldon Mehrer, her loving husband of forty-eight years.

She is survived by her siblings, Roy Hughes, Kenneth Hughes, Robert Hughes, Alice Hughes-Welch, Bessie (Hughes) Holmes, Margaret (Hughes) Phelps, Helen Hughes, and Shirley Hughes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Eula (Thompson) Hughes, her siblings: Ernest Hughes, Charlie Hughes, James Hughes, Betty (Hughes) Eveleth, and twin grandsons Jadon and Mason Whitman.

Born 21 April, 1948 in Harrisburg, Oregon to Gordon and Eula (Thompson) Hughes, her passing is mourned by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Lydia (Michael Jr.) Hostetler; Andreas (Trista), Emery, Damaris, and Merlin, Terry (Laura) Mehrer; Denton; Grayden, Royden (Laura); Bentley, and Brendan (Alexis); Kinsley, Larry (Mona Baker) Mehrer; Carsen, Randyl (Tricia) Mehrer; Alyssa; Sara, Kacey, and Kegan, Gloria (John) Whitman; Jasmyne, Braxton, and Hailey, Danny (Gabriela) Mehrer; Eldon, Mia, and Danika, Jenny (Daryl) Weber; Aisling, Hudson, Siobhan, and Ruari, Krystal Mehrer; Kenneth, Greyson, and Kiersten, Martha Mehrer, Grace Mehrer (Trevor Sherwick); Waylon, and Bonnita (Peter) Wurz; Landon. She is also remembered by many others whom she loved as her own.

Marie was a devoted follower of Christ and placed great importance on loving others as she was loved by Him. This was felt profoundly by all who were privileged to meet her, but none so much as her own family. As a young girl she was welcomed into the homes of the two wonderful women that her children were privileged to call grandmothers. Minerva Kropf and Josie (Reeder Baker) Schlabach set incredible examples for her in raising a family who knew that their mother’s love for them was rooted in the love of God. As a result of her belief in Christ as her Lord and Saviour, she was blessed to meet her husband through church connections. When they married six months later, on 25 May, 1973, their home became a place for friends, family, and her delicious pies, which Eldon learned were not made ‘as easy as pie’.

As a mother of eleven, she worked hard to keep hungry tummies fed, keeping a garden for most of her married life. She enjoyed seeing her rows of jars ready for the table, especially her pickles, which were her most popular canned food. Her giving heart was well-known; her grand- and great-grandchildren were gifted with lovingly-made blankets and family and friends alike were presented with cleverly-made kitchen hand towels for their oven-door handles. Of all her accomplishments and abilities, her love matters most. She loved well.

She was a safe place for many, always ready to listen, and could be found in recent years, catching up on her reading time with her Bible on her lap. She loved the ocean and her lighthouse collection held pride of place in her home. She also loved the mountains and we all have many childhood memories of hiking, having winter picnics, feeding deer leftover popcorn, and skipping rocks on Waterton Lake.

Her family misses her deeply, taking joy in the hope of seeing her beautiful smile again, while also wondering who we are without her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Diabetes Canada, 14803 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB T5L 3C4.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 6:30pm on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

All are welcome to attend a funeral service at 2:00pm on Monday, March 28, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Burial will follow in the Stirling Mennonite Cemetery.

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Lilian Pohjakas

1928 – 2022

Lilian Pohjakas (nee Luts) was born in Piirsalu, Estonia, 93 years ago. She was the youngest of 7 children, born into a privileged life. Lilian spent an idyllic childhood on her family estate, until the ravages of WWII stole her home, her eldest brother, her united family, and her opportunities. Along with her parents she fled to Germany and Sweden and then finally to Halifax, NS.

Mom met her husband to be, in Vancouver and married Kaljo Pohjakas in Matsqui, BC on June 25, 1949. Daughter Lea followed in 1951 and 15 years later, daughter Tiina arrived. Along with Kaljo and their children, Lilian travelled the world, lived in exotic countries, and entertained innumerable dignitaries.

Lilian and Kaljo moved to Lethbridge in the early 70’s and she quickly made lifelong friends playing duplicate bridge, winning golf tournaments and power walking through the coulees. Lilian was an exquisite hostess, a generous friend, an elegant wife, and an unconditional lover of family. Lilian’s final year and a half was spent at Mark and Lea’s home, where dementia (Alzheimer’s) and other physical difficulties made life a different kind of adventure. Lilian often expressed gratitude for a life well lived, and we thank the Lord for our mom, our nana, a woman of extraordinary selfless love and kindness.

Mom was predeceased by Kaljo, on June 23, 2018, 2 days before their 75th wedding anniversary.

Lilian is survived by daughter Lea Switzer (Mark)- their children Arthur Switzer (Catherine) son Oliver Switzer; Eva Lamb (Jason) son Noah, daughters Eden, Charlotte and Lucy Lamb; Anna Switzer: daughter Tiina Williams (Darryl) and sons Dexter and Tyson Williams. Lilian is also survived by special friend Adrian Geers.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at FREE GRACE CHURCH, 1807 AB-2A, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0G4

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RELF

It is with profound sadness we announce the death of our mother, MARJORIE ELIZABETH ANNE (BETTY ANNE) RELF at her residence in St. Therese Villa, Lethbridge AB, on Saturday March 19th.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Susanne (Kevin) Mooney and their children, Kaelee (Ethan), Storm and Zane (Cory), Kas (Crystal); Tom (Carla) Relf and their children, Hannah and Cooper; Jennifer (Laird) Robinson and their child, Ashley; great- grandchildren, Steele and Acen, Kylee and Cash, Nixon and Kai; brothers, Reid (Linda) Lumbard and Gary (Shirley) Lumbard; sisters-in-law, Joyce and Rosalee Lumbard, Elaine Breen and Delores (Barry) Rost; brother-in-law, Bob (Georgia) Relf as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty Anne was predeceased by her husband Raymond Relf, parents Bill and Janet Lumbard, daughter, Donna Relf, father and mother-in-law, Ron and Evelyn Relf, brothers, Bob Lumbard and Jack Lumbard, brothers-in-law, Don Relf and Norman Breen, and sister-in-law, Betty Relf.

Betty Anne Lumbard was born in Brandon, Manitoba on November 16th, 1939, the only daughter in the middle of four brothers. She grew up in the Zion district north of Brandon where she enjoyed the family farm and spent countless hours with her beloved horse, June. Betty Anne attended the Brandon School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1960, the same year she married Ray. She dedicated her life to nursing and the care of others. Betty Anne spent most of her career in the Operating Room in Brandon where she made many lifelong friends. She worked extremely hard raising her kids, working at the hospital as well as helping Ray run multiple business’ over the years. Betty Anne enjoyed and excelled at all sports, especially curling and golfing. She loved the outdoors and her garden; she had a natural green thumb and grew outstanding flowers. Betty Anne had many friends who cherished her genuine kindness and compassion. She retired from nursing in 1994 and moved on to spend lots of time at Deer Ridge then with Ray at the White House Bed and Breakfast. They moved to Lethbridge in 2004.

Betty Anne taught her children the importance of true love, compassion for all and the importance of family. She modeled resiliency, dedication, and an undeniable work ethic, for which we thank her for. Betty Anne will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her…..it’s like you just felt better when she was with you.

A funeral service to celebrate Betty Anne’s life will be held in Brandon, MB at a later date.

In lieu of flowers. donations can be made in memory of Betty Anne to the Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation, Surgical Suite, 150 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB R7A 2B3.

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


SANTONI

DANILO SANTONI passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the age of 76 years. It is with deep sadness but great relief that Danny has come to the end of his cancer journey.

A Memorial Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB – Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

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Allan Schaaf

1946 – 2022

Allan Clarence Schaaf of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sandie Schaaf, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

A Celebration of Allan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Inurnment will be held 1 hour prior in the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Allan-Schaaf and scrolling to the bottom of Allan’s obituary.

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VACZY

JOZSEF “JOE” LASZLO VACZY, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Gizella Vaczy, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family at his side, on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the age of 90 years.

Besides his loving wife, Joe is survived by his daughters: Susanne (Dave) Sherring of Lethbridge, Liz (Max) Golish of Lethbridge and Debbie McPherson (Trevor Ennis) of Regina; grandchildren Kim (Mitch) Goetz of Regina, Jeremy Sherring (Haily Heeb) of Calgary, Tamara Sherring of Calgary, Richelle Golish (Kyle Sawers) of Lethbridge and Victoria “Tori” Oster (Brandon Walters) of Langham, SK: and great-granddaughter Briella. He is also survived by his brother Istvan “Pityu” Vaczy of Hungary.

He was predeceased by his mother, father and five siblings.

Joe was born in Tiszafüred, Hungary on May 14, 1931, the second child and oldest brother in a family of six children. As a young man, he was a soldier in the Hungarian army and trained in his profession as a barber. He came to Canada in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution to build a better life for his family. He barbered for many years in a small shop in the York Hotel, before buying a shop on 13th Street North, naming it “Uncle Joe’s Barbershop”, the name by which so many referred to him. Joe was also a talented bartender, working many functions throughout the 70s and 80s leading him to teach an evening class in mixology at the Lethbridge College in the 70s. He married his loving wife Gizella in 1992 and continued to barber in their home and working customer service jobs with various car dealerships in Lethbridge. Joe was a proud Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Joe will be laid to rest privately in Mountain View Cemetery.

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WICHERS

CYRIL MYNARD WICHERS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Ann Wichers, passed away peacefully at home with family at his side on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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