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Wednesday, April 06, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 6, 2022.

DAY CHIEF

Ronald “Joe” Day Chief, of Stand Off, Alberta, passed away on March 30, 2022, at the age of 48 years.

A Wake Service will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Thursday April 7, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB. followed by a Graveside Service at One Spot Cemetery in Old Agency .

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


DICK

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.

The final celebration of Henry’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, 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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Brent Gies

1963 – 2022

WO (ret’d) Brent Albert Gies of Lethbridge, AB passed suddenly at home on March 30, 2022 at the age of 58.

Born in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1963 the 8th of 10 children (5th son) to Francis and Agnes (McCrystal) Gies of Congress, Saskatchewan. Brent attended school in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan until 1980 when he signed up to become a member of the Canadian Military. In 1983 he married Lori Lavalle and in 2003 he became a Dad to his greatest joy in life, his son Luka Gies.

During his long military career he served with 1 & 3 RCHA, 4AD & 40th Field Regt, a proud Gunner to the end! Brent was posted to Germany with tours of duty in Cypress, returning to Canada in 1987 and moving from coast to coast their final move within Canada was to Lethbridge where he believed was his families forever home. After one last tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2006, Brent longed to just be Dad, so retirement came a few years later. After the passing of his wife in 2014, Brent and Luka became inseparable, enjoying trips to see family in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, a trip to Cuba and Brent’s happy place…..Congress, Saskatchewan to his childhood home

He was a passionate man about life family and friends. His one true love in this world was and always will be his son Luka. His face lit up and he swelled with pride when he spoke of his Bubba.

Brent will be forever loved and missed by his son Luka Gies; sisters Joyce (Glen) Eisnor of Edmonton AB, Darlene Hargrave of Sexsmith AB, Fay (Greg) Tymchak of Vegreville AB; brothers Wayne (Grace) Gies of Middle Lake SK, Jerry Gies of Pincher Creek AB, Francis Gies of Assiniboia SK, Brian Gies of Saskatoon SK. Sister in law Marlene Gies of Kipling SK; 17 nieces/nephews; 36 great nieces/nephews and 1 great great nephew Matt/Birgit Lavallee (Braydon, Emily) Wendy/Pat Hogan, Michelle/Randy Woods.

He is predeceased by his wife Lori; parents Francis and Agnes (McCrystal) Gies; siblings Ralph Gies 2009, Bonnie Lindsay 2015; brother in law Craig Lindsay 2013 and nephew Cory Gies in 2008.

W.O. Gies, End Of Mission, Stand Easy Brent.

A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the VIMY RIDGE ARMORY MILITARY BASE – Officers Mess located at 337 Stubb Ross Road Lethbridge AB. with Padre Luke Watson officiating.

Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will take place.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish memorial donations can be made to The Crippled and Afflicted Children’s fund cheques payable to The Grand Encampment Lethbridge Lodge No 2, 1.0.0.F P.O. Box 116, Station Main, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3, or a donation to a Charity of one’s choice in Brent’s name.

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


Jack Helle

1946 – 2022

Mr. Jack Paul Helle of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Ann Helle, passed away in his home, with his wife by his side on Monday, April 4, 2022 at the age of 75 years.

Besides his loving wife Maryann of 53 years, Jack is survived by his daughter Yvonne (Russ) Trechka; sons Shaun Helle, Christopher (Christine) Helle; daughter-in-law Christy; 8 grandchildren; 8 great- grandchildren; siblings Jacqueline Pedrini, Loretta (Bob) Lafleur, Denise (Pat) Macdonald, Dean (Char) Helle; Sylvianne (Tim) Schwartzenberger and best friend Bob (Kathy) Ferguson.

Jack was pre-deceased by his parents Paul and Suzanne Helle of Drumheller.

As per Jack’s wishes, there will be no service. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Alberta Police Association.

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



Kathryn Hoyt

1959 – 2022

Miss Kathryn Betty Hoyt of Lethbridge, beloved mother, grandmother and dear friend to so many, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the age of 62 years.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at Southminster United Church.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers donations in Kathryn’s name can be made to Southminster United Church. 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P7.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Paul Rusznak

1934 – 2022

Mr. Paul Rusznak of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gaile Rusznak, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

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


Ludwig John Schmidt (Louis)

1937 – 2022

It is with broken hearts that the family of Louis Schmidt announce his passing on April 1st, 2022 at the age of 84 years.

Louis leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years, Lovina; as well as his children and their families, Denise (Nestor) and their children Jay (Liz) and Cheyenne, Kirby (Jesse) Crozier and Hadley, Kalli and Weston and Cordell Johnson; Dale (Shari) Schmidt and their children, Brodie (Kerry) Gross-Schmidt and Kinley and Katelyn and Colton (Jenny) Gross-Schmidt and Zaylee.

He was predeceased by his parents, Theresa (Martin) Wacher and Ward Kimmitt.

A Celebration of Louis’ life will be held at the Bow Island Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 202 5 Ave E, Bow Island, AB on Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial gifts in Louis Schmidt’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON M4P 9Z9 or to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation https://crohnsandcolitis.donorportal.ca/Donation/InHonour. For additional information go to Louis’ memorial page at http://www.saamis.com.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Louis Schmidt.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


Christopher Switzer

1931 – 2022

Mr. Christopher Hilton Switzer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Merle Switzer, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, April 4, 2022, at the age of 90 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


VANDERLINDEN

NELLIE ELAINE BALLA VANDERLINDEN, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, April 4, 2022, at the age of 94 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Agnes Angeline Zubach

Agnes passed away peacefully February 3, 2022 at Vulcan Community Health Centre at the age of 80 years. Beloved wife of 55+ years, to Nick and loving mother of two daughters Lisa Zubach and Tracy MacDonald, a son Jeff (Robin) Zubach, loving grandmother of Quinn, Ally, Brock, Olivia and Devon. Agnes was predeceased by her parents, Anton and Rose Dierker, her brothers Richard and Edwin, and her sister Margaret.

A funeral Mass at St. Andrews Catholic Church will be held Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11 am at St. Andrew’s Church (330-1 St S Vulcan) with inurnment in Vulcan Cemetery Columbarium.

At the families direction tributes in Agnes’s memory could be sent to either Vulcan Community Health Centre Palliative Care Unit Box 299, Vulcan T0L 2B0/ etransfer vhcaux@hotmail.com or Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada 205 Horton St. E. Suite 203, London, On N6B 1K7 (www.braintumour.ca).

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

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