June 18th, 2024

THURSDAY, April 21, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 21, 2022.

WILLIAM (BILL) ANDREACHUK

May 8, 1927 – April 17, 2022 (Age 94)

It is with profound sadness that the family of WILLIAM (BILL) ANDREACHUK announce his passing on Sunday, April 17, 2022, just shy of his 95th birthday.

Bill was the devoted and beloved husband to his late wife Joyce Andreachuk for 67 years. In retirement, they enjoyed snow-birding to Arizona where they spent time with friends. In Lethbridge, they loved walking around Henderson Lake, one-upping each other at crossword puzzles, and gathering with family in their beautiful backyard where Bill would tell stories from when he sold Ganong chocolates on the road.

He was the proud father of Lori Andreachuk (Harlow Otto), Randy Andreachuk (Pamela), and Leslie Meli (Joe). Bill was a remarkable Gramps. He will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Lindsay Meli, Ashley Meli, Mitchell Andreachuk (Chelsea Gallagher), and his three furry grandpups Coco, Gigi, and Lola.

Bill was born in Coalhurst, Alberta and is predeceased by his parents Andrew and Annie Andreachuk who immigrated from Ukraine and his brother Andrew Andreachuk (Joyce). He is survived by his sister Annette Myers (Tim).

Bill loved sports. He was a player, coach, and fan. He played hockey for the Lethbridge Native Sons Grizzley’s when his team won the Alberta Championship, he then went on to coach minor hockey. But, most of all, Bill loved baseball. He played senior fastball and baseball as a catcher for the Lethbridge Cubs and the Reds. He coached his son’s little league team to victory at the Alberta Championship in 1967. He and Joyce never missed a Toronto Blue Jays game. Bill was active in the community. He was a founding member of the Henderson Lake Golf Club in 1946. He belonged to the Kinsmen Club where he served as Chairman of Publicity for seven Sportsman’s Dinners.

Bill worked as the Advertising Manager at the Lethbridge Herald Newspaper for 34 years. This carried over into his daily routine of reading newspapers. Even when his vision faded, he never missed a day and had the paper read to him aloud.

Respecting Bill’s wishes, a private family Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.

Special thanks to Amber Kane, Cece Garner, Charmaine Dykslag, the Pharmacy team at London Drugs, Dr. Amatto, Dr. Plotnyk, Dr. Saleh, and the nursing staff at the Chinook Reginal Hospital. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, we encourage donations to the charity of your choice in support of Ukraine.

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


Janice Foster

1941 – 2022

Mrs. Janice Foster of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Pastor Alex C. Hunt Jr

1933 – 2022

Pastor Alex C. Hunt Jr, 88 went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 12, 2022.Alex was born in Cardston, Alberta at the Blood Indian Hospital to the late Alex Hunt Sr. and Ida Mills.

After his mother passed at a young age he was raised by his paternal grandparents, Vincent Hunt and Roundeyes until their passing when he was 17 years old. Shortly after he met the love of his life Bernice, they got married and started a family together in the Fort Whoop-up area. He took pride in making sure his family’s needs were met and because of this he found a passion for the many trades he managed over the years. Dad competed professionally in rodeo for a number of years and with hard work and dedication he became a contestant in rodeo across North America, including the Calgary Stampede.

Later in life he established himself in farming crops and ranching alongside his son Andrew, where they found success through hard work which was a virtue he wanted to pass on to his kids. He then re-entered the rodeo scene to encourage and help train his boys which helped them win a number of contests over the years including two world championships by his son Andrew. Our father was a humble man who greeted everyone as his brother or sister in Christ. He was a man of great faith who shared the gospel with whoever he could, friends and visitors alike. He was a foundation of faith for his family and church where he could be found doing his other passion in life, spreading the Words our Pastor. As an advocate to the people of the Blood Reserve he served as a board member for Voice of the Bloods which led to him serving as a counselor to the band where he made lasting bonds with various figures off the reserve which extended to the Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments. These relationships allowed him to further support Christian events off the reserve.

Alex is survived by his children: Andrew, Cheryl, Ada, Aaron (Korilee), Clarence, Edward, Arlene, Sandra (Stoney), Anne (Tom) and his adopted daughter Christy Gross Ventre Boy and many more he became a spiritual father to in Canada and the U.S.A His grandchildren: Waylon, Jeremy, Adam, Andrew Jr, Joshua, Jason, David (Nikki), Luke, Chad, Andrea, Savannah and Samuel. Great grandchildren: Lakeisha Darcy, Brody, Malachi, Roman, Hayley, Sierra, Aurora, Arianna, Johnny, Sully, Isabella Jaylyn, and Urijah.

Alex is predeceased by: His daughter Ida Hunt, his grandson Mathew, his aunt Minnie LongTime Squirrel, his uncles Bob Hunt and Joe Hunt. His brother Willie Hunt Jr and sister Marina Hunt and his cousins Carrie Hunt, Jim Hunt, Bernard Hunt, Pete Hunt and Ernest Hunt, Auntie Emma Red Gun.

We apologize for anyone we missed. Also like to send a special thanks to Dr. Steed and the Raymond medical clinic the nursing staff at the E.R, Raymond Hospital. Thanks to the staff of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the First Nations Christian Fellowship Church.

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


SANTONI

BARBARA KAY SANTONI (née Wheeler), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Danny Santoni, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

Besides her beloved husband Danny who passed away only a month before, Barb was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Ester Wheeler, parents-in-law Pietro and Esther Santoni, her brother Jim (Ivy) Wheeler, her sisters-in-law Rosi Bonora and Arlene Wheeler.

She is survived by her only child, Michael (Denise) and their children Ava, Danilo, Vivviana, Taylor (Alex), and Kelsey; her brothers Gary and Darren (Penny) Wheeler, sister Marilyn (Jamie) Christie, and brothers-in-law Corrido (Marilyn Goruk), George (Pat) Santoni and Mario (Addy) Bonora. Barb is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.

Barb was born on November 23, 1948, the middle of five children. Barb met Danny Santoni in 1967 just after completing college. Danny was too shy to ask Barb out, so he had a friend call her first. He met all of the criteria Barb had set in her mind for her husband when she was five years old – he was handsome, he was Italian, Danny wasn’t a “stupid name”, and his last name ended in an “i”. They were engaged on Christmas Eve 1969, and were married on August 8, 1970. They had one son, Michael in 1974. Barb’s early life was spent working for the City of Lethbridge in various roles. In her later life, Barb was a doting Nonna and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening and painting.

A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. If anyone wishes to share a story or memory, there will be an opportunity at the service.

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


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