July 23rd, 2024

THURSDAY, April 28, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 28, 2022.

Elsie Groves

1927 – 2022

Mrs. Elsie Groves of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Maurice Hilton Groves, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Elsie was born to George and Maria Friesen on November 26, 1927 in Hepburn, Saskatchewan. Her parents emigrated from Russia and Elsie was the first child born in Canada. She is one of 11 children born to George and Maria; Maria “Mary”, George, Benjamin, John “Sandy”, Margaret, Henry “Hank”, Tina, Jake, Anne and Peter. Mom attended school in rural Vauxhall and finished grade 8 after which time she moved to Calgary and worked as a professional maid to a home in Mount Royal. Upon returning to Lethbridge, she met Maurice in church and they were married shortly thereafter. Mom loved to sew all of her children’s clothes, including Easter, Christmas, graduation gowns and wedding dresses. She had incredible talent. Mom also was the Sunday School Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene and loved all children.

Besides her husband Maurice, Elsie was pre-deceased by her parents George and Maria; brothers Ben, George, Sandy, Henry, Jake; sisters Mary, Margaret and Tina.

Elsie is survived by her daughters Diane, Carol, Linda, Sherry; sons Barry, Keith; grandchildren Shawn, Sheri-Lynne, Jordan, Jennifer, Janine, Tammy, Tracy, Tyler, Kimberly, Ken, Myrandha; sister Anne; brother Peter and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Mark Noonan. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Elsie’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choosing.

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


HOFER

WILMA HOFER, beloved wife of the late Paul Hofer, passed away in her home near Raymond on April 25, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

A Visitation will be held from 6:00 till 8:00 PM on Monday May 2, 2022 at STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH (61022 Range Rd 201, Raymond).

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH (61022 Range Rd 201, Raymond).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ukraine refugee crisis, (https://my.charitableimpact.com/charities/master-s-international-ministries).

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Martin Hudecek

1934 – 2022

Mr. Martin Hudecek of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Hudecek, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the age of 88 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM, on Friday, April 29, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Sharon Hagel. For those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please go to www. mbfunerals.com and scroll to the bottom of Martin’s obituary.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta, with Father Ian Gagne officiating. Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery. Those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please go to http://www.mbfunerals.com and scroll to the bottom of Martin’s obituary.

Please note that the family requests that everyone in attendance wears a mask.

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


Barbara Joan Huzil (Neil)

May 15, 1948 to April 27, 2022

After a long battle with cancer, Barbara Joan Huzil of Lethbridge Alberta, in her 74th year, is finally at peace. She was surrounded by the love and warmth of her family in her final days.

Barb is survived by her three children, Torin (Tara) of Waterdown, Jennifer Ellis- Toddington (Riley) of Lethbridge and Tanis Sevrens (Josh) of Calgary and her much-loved and cherished grandchildren, Ellery and Blythe Huzil, Wyatt, Jake and Lilia Sevrens and Hayden, Owen and Reid Ellis-Toddington. She is also survived by her long-time loving partner Brian Ward, her sister Wendy and brother Bruce (Shonna).

Barb will be remembered for her warmth, patience and loving presence. She was a treasured mother, grandmother, sister, partner and friend, whose non-judgmental ability to listen and care made her a trusted confidant. Those lucky enough to know Barb, know how she made you feel…loved, accepted and truly special. We will forever remember her gentle smile and sparkling eyes.

Thank you for all the loving care provided by the staff at Jack Ady Cancer Clinic and the palliative care team, including Dr. Roth, Dr. Shukkoor and all the amazing staff of 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Also, thanks to the Tom Baker team, including Dr. Cameron and Dr. de Groot. A special note of thanks to Dr. Andrea Haner for the care and compassion she has provided throughout.

There will be no funeral service. Her family will celebrate her life privately.

In lieu of flowers, on behalf of her loved furry and scaly grandbabies, Ash, Oreo, Fudgeeo, Mikey, Lemon, Philippe, Ocho and Bear-Bear, Barb asks that donation be made to the Alberta SPCA or the Last Chance Cat Ranch or a charity of your choice.


MARTEN

MARIA MARTEN (née Gruss) passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Maria’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the service, Maria will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Otto in Royal View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com



OLEKSY

JENNIE OLEKSY, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William Oleksy, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PSIKLA

ALEXANDER “ALEX” FREDERICK PSIKLA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Marjory Psikla, passed away peacefully at Adaptacare on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RED CROW

BENITA ANN RED CROW, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Melvin Wells Jr., passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at the age of 53 years.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. Celebrating.

Following the Mass, Benita will be laid to rest in Blood Band Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ROBINSON

GARRY NORTON ROBINSON, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Betty Anne Robinson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


THOMSON

With very heavy hearts, we announce the passing of JENNIFER THOMSON. Jennifer passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at 48 years of age.

She was a loving woman who cared deeply for her family and dear friends. Jennifer’s memory will be cherished by her husband, Mitch, daughters: Mikayla (Nick Hanna) and Miya; sons: Jackson and Daniel; mother, Connie Dickout and sister, Lesley Dickout (Jordan King). She was loved dearly by her father-in-law, Don Thomson, mother-in-law, Lyn Montes (Rudy), and brothers-in-Law: Trevor (Natacha) and Corey Thomson (Analyn). Her nephews will further treasure her memory: Bradyn (Natalie Ortiz) Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, and Cayden Thomson. In addition, she will be fondly remembered by her nieces: Maria, Dahlia, Titania, and Jorja Thomson, as well as by her grand-nephew Bentley Mitchell. Jennifer was blessed with a large extended family, very dear friends, and had many special bonds with people she considered family. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Emory (Anthony) Piquette, and her nephews Marcus, Soren, Paul, Leo and niece, Alia. Special friends Lorraine Brantner, Charlene and Peter Winsor, and many others will deeply mourn her passing. Jennifer was predeceased by her father, Allen Dickout, and mother-in-law Pearl Thomson. She deeply mourned their passings and felt the loss of many dear relatives.

Jennifer has roots in Lethbridge, she was born in the city and was surrounded by a large family with grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins to grow up with. She lived in Claresholm for a couple of years but, for the most part, was raised in Lethbridge’s northside attending Westminster Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, and graduating from Winston Churchill High School with the class of 1992. Jennifer attended Lethbridge Community College, earning her diploma in Early Learning and Child Care. She had a passion for children and dedicated much of her life to kids. She operated several dayhomes and daycares during her career.

In High School, Jennifer met Mitch and fell in love. They married on September 17th, 1994. As a couple, they were blessed with four children she adored. In addition, they opened their home to care for nearly 30 foster children she loved like her own. On March 28th, Jennifer and Mitch celebrated their thirtieth dating anniversary. They continued to celebrate both their dating and wedding anniversaries each year.

Jennifer was a natural mother. She understood her children and strived to help them reach their potential as happy, confident, good, and capable people. She treasured their achievements and was always in their corner. Jennifer was an incredibly supportive wife and the best life partner. She put the needs of her family before her own and always worked to be her best self. Jen gave generously and expected nothing in return. She loved family camping trips and time spent shopping and being pampered with the girls. Jenny was very close with her parents and sister and invested her time and energy in them with as much vigor as she did her own children. She cared deeply for her in-laws. She had a caring soul and was a true friend.

Jennifer struggled with depression and anxiety. She was facing an uphill battle with her physical health and had been experiencing great difficulty. Despite this, Jen had hope and demonstrated grit and perseverance. She longed for better health and was working towards achieving her goals, her family being her greatest motivation.

Jennifer will be remembered for her selflessness and unconditional love. Unfortunately, a heart attack took her from us. We hurt because of our loss and the many things she will miss. We will strive to honour her and be grateful for the beauty she brought to our lives.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 30, 2022 at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (1511 Saint Edward Boulevard North, Lethbridge).

Friends are welcome to meet with the Family from 7:00 till 8:00 PM on Friday April 29, 2022 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge)

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


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