July 24th, 2024

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 13, 2022.


CARMEN DIERDRE ANDERSON, of Raymond, passed away at Good Samaritans Prairie Ridge in Raymond, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the age of 71 years.

No funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone.

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Donald “Don” Bagnall

1930 – 2022

Mr. Donald George Bagnall passed away in his home on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the age pf 92 years. He is together again with Roberta, his wife of 55 years.

Donald was born to George and Irene Bagnall on March 15, 1930, in Wilkie, Saskatchewan.

Don was the oldest of 11 children and he is survived by his brothers David (Micky) Bagnall, Boyd (Kathy) Bagnall; sisters Pat Ball, Shirley (Garry) Edwards, Ellen (Peter) Kazakoff, Gail (Willis) Lawton, Dawn (Gary) Barber; sister-in-law Cheryl Bagnall as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Don is also survived by his children from his first marriage Kim, Janice and Lee.

Besides his loving parents George and Irene, Don was pre-deceased by his wife Roberta; sister Ruth Smart; brothers Jim Bagnall, Bill Bagnall as well as brothers in law Bob Frankie and Roy Ball.

Don spent his childhood and graduated High School in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. After graduation at the age of 18, Don joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served for 28 years. It was while stationed in Greenwood, Nova Scotia that Don met and married Roberta Rossetti. Don was warmly welcomed and loved by the Rossetti family. After retiring from the Air Force, Don and Roberta settled in Lethbridge where they raised their three children Peter Bagnall, Eric (Shelley) Bagnall, Wendy (Jerry) Luskey; Don and Roberta were also blessed with four grandchildren Sara Luskey, Ian Luskey, Hanna Luskey and Darian Bagnall.

Don was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and a very proud and doting grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.

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Tillie Breuer, (nee Scherer), age 87, passed away on May 6th, 2022 at St. Michael’s Health Centre.

Tillie was born in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan on the first day of spring in 1935. She graduated from the Manitoba School of Nursing and her nursing career took her to all the western provinces where she made homes in Winnipeg, Brandon, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, New Westminster, Kamloops, Saskatoon, Higgins Lake, and Buffalo Creek before retiring to Logan Lake. After her husband passed in 2009, Tillie relocated to Lethbridge, quickly making many friends, being active in TOPS and attending the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Tillie was driven to work hard all her life. She was a kind and gentle soul who was very family-oriented. She relished annual extended family reunions in Maple Creek or Medicine Hat. Time spent with her daughter, grandsons and their families was a treat – meals on every special occasion or simply just to make a special occasion, accompanied by several games of Scrabble. Music, church and faith were always important lodestones in her life.

She is predeceased by her son Brent Yakiwchuk, husband Otto Breuer, her grandson George Dyson, and her siblings Betty Lentz, Herb Scherer, Reuben Scherer and Lena Risk.

Tillie is survived by her beloved daughter Mavis (Ian) Dyson, grandson Eric (Amber) Dyson and great granddaughters Eliza, Vanessa and Nora Dyson, great grandson Tyreik Cardinal, her granddaughter -in-law Kate Dyson, step-daughter Vera and grandsons Alexander and Gregory and families, brother Russell (Marg) Scherer and sisters Verty (Fred) Nelson, Rebecca (Bob) Goudreault and numerous nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the staff at Lethbridge Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s for care administered with sensitivity and respect.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday May 19th, 2022 at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2406 – 11th Ave S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Tillie will be interred in Redcliff, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tillie’s name may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd: https://www.lutheranchurchofthegood shepherd.com/about/donate or the Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/8546/donation.

Verna Brown

1927 – 2022

 Verna Marie Brown, beloved wife of the late Donald “Don” Brown, passed away peacefully with family at her side, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

 The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 2:30 P.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

 Verna is survived by her children, daughter Donna Brown (Dave DePratto) of Niagara Falls and son Murray (Dani) Brown of Vauxhall. She will always be remembered by her cherished grandchildren, Erin (Doug Melville) of Toronto, Rory (Jenna) of Irricana, Rikki Lee (Daniel Pillibeit) of Chestermere, Michael (Damara) of Grande Prairie; and three great-grandsons Ben, Luke and Holden. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Krotenko and Florence Bodnarchuk, both of Canora, Saskatchewan; three sisters-in-law, Thelma Brown of Nanaimo, Elfie McLean and Carolyn Kergan both of Calgary; brother-in-law, Richard (Margaret) Brown of Nanaimo.

 She was predeceased by her eldest sister Tena Hrooshkin; brother Jack Kazakoff; sister-in-law Florence Kazakoff; brothers-in-law Mike Hrooshkin, Sam Krotenko, Paul Bodnarchuk, Kosta Ostaficiuk and Doug McLean.

 Verna was born to Mike and Polly Kazakoff on a farm near Veregin, Saskatchewan in the Tolstoi Municipal District. She was the third of five siblings who attended the one-room Tolstoi School across the road from their home. Her first job was as a telephone operator in Veregin before doing a short stint at an egg-grading station in Flin Flon, Manitoba. In late 1949, while visiting her maternal grandparents Archie and Teena Sukeroff in Vauxhall, she met Don and they were married on June 30, 1950, at the Southminster United Church in Lethbridge. 

 Verna and Don farmed together north of Vauxhall for the next thirty five years. During that time, she was actively involved with the Kinette Club and with the Parkview United Church, where she and her dear friend, Velma Hauserman, were co-leaders of the Explorers and CGIT groups. In the 1960s, Verna also provided the best fast-food in town at the ice arena , and during the early 1970s, thoroughly enjoyed working at Long’s Supermarket.

 In the mid 1970s, Verna and Don moved to Lethbridge where she worked at Woodward’s and the Hudson’s Bay Company for many years, making many life-long friends. In the 1980s, Verna took flying lessons and “soloed” so that she and Don could fly together. 

 Verna lived a very rich life. Borrowing from the words of her niece, Marilyn McLean, she was a wife, mother, seamstress extraordinaire, gardener, hard-working farm wife and her culinary skills (including mile-high chiffon cakes, bread and buns), were second to none. She was a wonderful lady, forever one of a kind. 

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Verna’s memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 (http://www.heartandstroke.com) or to a charity of one’s choice.

  The family would like to thank the staff at Linden View for their compassionate care over the past many months. Most importantly, we would like to extend a very special thank you to Roxanne Huddlestun, who was a wonderful friend and companion to Verna throughout the past seven years.

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 

John George Calpas

(BSc Ag. MAg.ED. P Ag.)

1932 – 2022

John Calpas of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Juli Ann, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2022, at his Martha’s House residence at the age of 89 years.

John was raised on the family farm in Tilley, Alberta. He was very dedicated to his career in agriculture. After obtaining a degree at the University of Alberta, he became an Agrologist in 1956. His 31-year career with Alberta Agriculture saw him progress from District Agriculturist in Taber to Regional Director in Lethbridge, then to Edmonton in the position of Director of Extension for Alberta Agriculture. His career took him back to Lethbridge in 1985 as the Director of the Irrigation Division. In 1990 John moved to the Lethbridge College as Agricultural Program Administrator for ten years. Finally, he spent three years at the Lethbridge Research Centre.

John has been recognized for his contributions to the province’s agriculture industry with several awards and, always working closely with farmers and agri-business leaders, has a legacy of highlights. He was proud of the many international agricultural tours he organized and guided. John was a long time Knights of Columbus member as well as an active community member. In retirement he enjoyed being part of organizing over ten vacation/cultural trips to China.

John was especially devoted to his wife, Juli. They married in 1960 and his studies, work, vacations, and adventure took them both to many places around the world. The trips very often involved farm tours! He was an avid casual photographer and enjoyed landscaping and gardening. With five boys, they were also very busy supporting various school and sports activities. John loved talking about farming and spent time back on the family farm whenever he could.

John was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Juli Ann; parents George and Apolonia Calpas; brothers Lukas, George, and Joe; sisters Ann and Victoria; and his son Bryan’s wife Denise.

He is survived by sons Greg (Suzanne), Loren, Ron, Ken, Bryan (Denise); and granddaughters Madison, Alexandra, and Sydney.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mb funerals.com/obituary/John-Calpas and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.

A Reception will follow in the church hall.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Foundation, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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1950 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Wanda will be deeply and sadly missed by her only daughter, Michelle Schwartzenberger (Ryan); grandsons, Ayden and Jaxen; her only son, Robbie Ronan; grandchildren, Tristan, Bailee and special granddaughter, Harley Ronan; sisters, Karen Triebwasser (Wayne) (Jade and Mara), Lisa Nielsen (Ken) (Shane and Ashley), (Brandon and Carri), Tammy McFadden, (Morroco and Denise), (Kyrstin and Rob), (Shelby and Galen), (Akshya and Terrence), (Sam and Danieka), Anette Lindberg (Per); brother, John Hinrup; stepmom, Kirsten Hinrup (from Denmark); as well as Wanda’s great nieces and nephews. Wanda was predeceased by the love of her life, Rick Carlson; her precious mother, Mary Lily and her Papa Bear, Alex Koenig. Celebration of Life will be on May 15th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Service starting at 1:11 p.m. at Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, T1A 1Z5. For Wanda’s full obituary, go to http://www.Saamis.com and click on Wanda’s memorial page. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Wanda Carlson. 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.

GODFREY, Lorin Card

July 22, 1933 – May 7, 2022

Lorin Card Godfrey passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022 at age 88. He will be greatly missed by his sons, Richard (Heather), David (Karen) and John (Barbara); daughters, Karen Ann Hamilton (Jeff), and Ruth Hale (Robert); 19 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren; brothers Don (Chris), Robert (Wendy) and sister, Marilyn Pitcher; and many more extended family. He is predeceased by his wife, Ann (Van Orman) (2017) his parents, Floyd (1992) and Clarice (1980) Godfrey; and brother, Ken (2016), and sister, Arlene (2019).

Lorin was born in Magrath, Alberta on July 22, 1933. He mostly grew up in Cardston, Alberta, his home town. In 1954 he served a two-year mission for his church in South Africa. Upon his return, he was married to Ann in 1956 and they celebrated their 61st anniversary before Ann’s passing. Working together, Lorin graduated from Brigham Young University. He settled into a career as a federal public servant working in Alberta and Ontario before settling in Penticton, BC. He retired from the Summerland Research Station in 1996 after 18 years there. He was devoted to his family and served many years in various church positions.

He loved watching and participating in sports, the outdoors and being with family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2946 South Main Street, in Penticton on Monday, May 16, 11:00 am (viewing at 10:00 am). A family and friend service will be held in Cardston, Alberta at the Leavitt Chapel, Wednesday, May 18, 10 am with burial at 11 am at the Cardston Cemetery. A luncheon with the family will be held after both services.

Special thanks to the staff and care-givers at Southwood Regency (Penticton), Interior Health Home Support (Penticton) and McKinney Place (Oliver) for their compassionate care in his declining years.

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Bruce Haig

1936 – 2022

Mr. Bruce Haig of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ellen “Joan” Haig, passed away at home peacefully and surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Our dear mother, Lorna LaRee Broadbent Hatch, of Cardston Alberta, Canada, peacefully passed from this life the day before Mother’s Day on May 7, 2022. Mother has joyfully reunited with our father, David after being apart for 55 years.

Lorna was born on November 23, 1928, in Cardston, Alberta, to William and Emma Broadbent. She was the 7th of 10 children and was raised in Leavitt, Alberta where she loved roaming the hills with family and friends. She attended school in Leavitt and was especially glad to meet David Hatch when she started attending school in Cardston. They were married January 9,1948 and brought 5 loving children to their home on the farm in Woolford, Alberta. She loved crocuses, buttercups and crane bells that we loved picking for her from the hills on our farm. She had a brain tumor when she was 24 years of age and the surgery left her partially paralyzed. Her children loved assisting her and being her little walking stick. She courageously carried on and was a wonderful homemaker, gardener, and nurturer. She helped us love nature, creativity and adventure. She would take us on picnics, berry picking and swimming in the river and to this day we are not sure she could have saved us in the water if necessary.

Mom and Dad moved our family to Riverside, California where new adventures and wonderful friendships were made. We then resettled in Cardston, Alberta to resume family life. She was widowed at a young age and left to finish raising her 5 children. She again faced this with courage and faith and never complained about her physical challenges or the task ahead of raising us on her own.

Mother served in many church callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is known for teaching the 3-year-olds for 26 years. She loved children and they loved her. Grandchildren and many neighborhood children who affectionately called her Aunt Lorna, loved baking with her, playing cards, and picking a toy from her toy drawer.

Mom could scare the hiccups out of anyone and would trick us every time with her April Fools jokes. She was formidable in Scrabble, and we still think she made up words. All were welcome in her home. She was a friend to everyone, especially those who needed a friend. Our family will always remember her when we see her beautiful, crocheted hangers or afghans in our homes. More than physical reminders will be the faith we all draw upon in our own lives. When faced with difficulties we have had a wonderful example in our mother and Grandmother of how to endure and still find joy.

She is predeceased by her loving husband David, parents William and Emma, brothers Delwyn (Melba), Charles (Viola), Keith and Bill, sisters Eda (Dahl Leavitt), Joyce (Lervae Cahoon), Fay (LaVont Marsden), Shirley (Weldon Sillito), son-in-law, Grant Nelson. She is survived by her children: Connie (Grant Nelson, deceased), Dan (Doreen), Judi (Randy Sant), Phil, and Mike (Lois). She is also survived by her sister Thora (Allen Zemp), sister-in-law Doreen Broadbent, 17 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren.

We would like to thank her friends and care givers at the Chinook Lodge and Lee Crest. For many years she also had wonderful care from Dr. Brian Low. Her children were privileged to care for her as well in her declining years. She never went a day without family being with her. We love you Mom and will miss our visits.

Friends may meet the family on Sunday, May 15th, at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB., on Monday, May 16th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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Norma MacKay (Coates)

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our mother, Norma MacKay (Coates), who passed away peacefully April 5th, 2022, in Edmonton, AB at the age of 85. Norma will be missed by her three children: Diane, Cathy, and Rob (Kathy) and her six grandchildren: Alex, Sydney, Spencer, Jaxsen, Dannon and Cole. Norma was a devoted mother, amazing grandmother, and beloved sister to Bryan (Linda) Coates and Roy (Linda) Coates. Norma was born in Etzikom and raised in Lethbridge, AB, where she had a career as a registered nurse and nursing instructor at St. Michael’s Hospital. She also met and married her late husband Colin MacKay there in 1961.

Norma had many wonderful friends and family in Lethbridge, and she loved and valued each one of you. It gives my sisters and I great comfort to know she had so many close people in her life. Whether it was playing bridge, golfing, or going to dinner parties, she always had amazing times and wonderful stories to tell. Norma may have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, and Palm Springs, but Lethbridge was her home, and it was where she loved to be.

Norma will always be known for her patience and support of those around her. The memories of family trips, card games and hours of reading warms our hearts. It is only through these thoughts that we can balance the feeling that she was lost too soon.

She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Peter Mandel

1928 – 2022

Mr. Peter Mandel of Warner, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Susie Mandel, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 92 years.

Peter was a carpenter for 28 years, he could have a few crews going at the same time. He was the best father and grandfather; he would get more out of giving than taking.

Peter will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children Peter, John, Joe, Katie, Ruth, and Frieda; 21 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 AM, on Friday, May 13, 2022, at BLUE GRASS COLONY, Warner, Alberta. Interment to follow at the Blue Grass Cemetery.

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Evelyn Sylvia Many Guns

The family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Evelyn Sylvia Many Guns in Strathmore, Alberta on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 79. There will be a one-day wake and prayers at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2022. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

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Dale Merchant

1937 – 2022

Dale Whiteside Merchant of Lethbridge passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness on May 10, 2022 at the age of 84.

Dale had a personal and professional life centered around service, having served 33 years in Family and Social Services for the Government of Alberta.

He was passionate about the good work delivered by Rotary International and was a lifelong Rotarian. He joined the service organization in 1965 and remained active to the end. He embraced the mission of Service Above Self and cherished the many friendships he cultivated through his travels, including in his service as Rotary District Governor in 1994/1995.

Dale was appointed to the University of Lethbridge Senate in 2007.

Dale was predeceased by his wife Patricia Joan Merchant in 1993 and is survived by his four loving children – Scott, Brad (Maha), Jill (Wade) and Chris (Laura). He also leaves behind his cherished friend, Beth Campbell.

Dale’s legacy also includes nine grandchildren: Jeffrey Gallant, (Sarah), Kennedy Gallant (Manny), Jordan Gallant, and Carling Laing (Carson); Scott Merchant (Larasia), Hayley Merchant and Sara Schwartz (Jordan); Jordyn Merchant and Corbin Merchant; and seven great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army at salvationarmy.ca.

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FLORENCE OSMOND, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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DARRIN LEE PETERSEN, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the age of 45 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Marcey Pittman Low

SEPT. 15, 1959 – APR. 25, 2022

After a long battle with liver disease, Marcey Pittman Low, beloved wife of Larry Low, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022 at Barrhead, Alberta. She was born September 15, 1959 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She grew up in Warner. Marcey was predeceased by her parents George (Toss) and Paula Pittman and 3 much-loved dachshunds who were her kids. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, his 4 children, their spouses and children, her sister Diana (Paul) Melnyk, brothers Cam (Angela), Brad, Curt (Kristen), and Tyler (Jill) Pittman, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Barrhead Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. A graveside service will be Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Warner Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome. To watch the Service please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/barrhead-ab.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Canadian Liver Foundation, the Humanitarian Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or a charity of your choice.


WAYNE LEROY RAUHALA of Lethbridge, born November 6, 1958, passed away suddenly on May 6, 2022.

He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Debbie Rauhala and beloved nephew, Matthew Rauhala.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Marion Rauhala, infant brother, Eugene Paul Rauhala, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Tribute to my Uncle

By Matthew Edwin Wayne Rauhala

My uncle enjoyed astronomy, surmising what could be written on a star and watching Starship Enterprise chart them farther than afar.

He treasured his hikes in Waterton, exploring lakes and falls,

loved to stop for bubble gum ice cream inside the creamery walls.

His favorite game was Yahtzee, loved to roll the dice

and when it came time for dinner, it was deep fried shrimp and rice.

He had a passion for Sudokus, was excellent with numbers

but now his book rests dormant and his pencil is in slumber.

My uncle was fond of photography, taking pictures of the world,

today these albums are my memories, neatly organized, pages curled.

Cheering on the Broncos, later watching the Hurricanes score,

viewing movies on the big screen, hearing the Lethbridge Air Show’s roar.

Enjoying 70’s and 80’s music, visits to the Calgary Zoo,

taking trips to Hawaii, Los Angeles and Las Vegas too.

Is it predetermined that which is my fate?

Must I be on time or could I be a little late?

But if this is true and we don’t have a say,

no chance to hang on longer, to see another day,

I’ll remember your true heart, mind and all your selfless giving,

because when you and I were laughing, well uncle, that was living.

The sadness welled inside me when I heard that you had died,

but my fate is to see you again, years from now, on the other side.

Wayne will be remembered privately by his family and friends.

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SHELDON CHARLES RUSSELL, “Lonetree”, passed away on April 28, 2022 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 56 years. The Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, May 16 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. A Wake Service will follow at the Tanner Senior Centre (260 1 St W), Cardston from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 17 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at the Russell Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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MANLEY SINCLAIR, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his devoted wife Violet by his side, on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

Besides his loving wife of 36 years, Violet, he is survived by his four sons: Neil (Sandy), Dean, Lorne and Todd (Jennifer) and daughter Janet, as well as his grandchildren: Kevin, Stephanie, Jordan, Tyler, Tanner, Jayden, Gage and Tristen. Manley is also survived by his sisters Marilyn (John) and Linda (Michael) and brothers-in-law Stan (Ester) and Bruce and many nieces and nephews.

Manley was predeceased by his father, Floyd Sinclair, mother Helen Gier Mehlen Sinclair, stepfather Olaf Mehlen, brother-in-law Lloyd Schwark and sister-in-law Daisy McManus.

Manley was employed by the City of Lethbridge prior to his retirement. He was a talented singer and guitar player, who entertained at family gatherings and City of Lethbridge Christmas parties. His repertoire included many country and western songs, including “I got my education out behind the barn”.

He was a farm boy at heart. Manley also enjoyed the outdoors and he and Violet spent many summer adventures out camping and fishing.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Manley, donations may be made in his name to the Lethbridge Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.

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ALICE (ALIDA) SLYWKA passed away peacefully on May 4, 2022 with her family by her side, after celebrating her 100th birthday in November.

She is the loving mother of Henry (Linda) Louwerse, Leo (Joanne) Louwerse, Judith Louwerse, John (Trish) Slywka, Tom (Diane) Slywka, MaryLou (Terry) Miechkota and has numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Alice was predeceased by her loving husband Tom.

Born in The Netherlands in 1921, Alice was the eldest of 12 children and daughter of Hendrickus and Alida Van der Sloot. She immigrated to Canada in 1951, and lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta where she raised her children.

She is Mom, Oma, Grandma Old Dutch, Aunt and caring friend.

Alice enjoyed crafts, baking and gardening, and devoted most of her life to raising and caring for children.

Alice will be forever missed and always loved and remembered by all who knew her.

In honour of Alice’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held.

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Mr. Douglas W. Thomas born May 10th 1936, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at the age of 86.

He is survived by his loving wife Agnes of 63 years, three children; Tracy Kaiser (David), Sheri Firth and Clark Thomas, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by four of his siblings, Bill, Margaret, Marilyn, Rod and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alberta Lung Association https://www.ablung.ca/donate

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