July 23rd, 2024

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 20, 2022.

Donald “Don” Bagnall

1930 – 2022

Mr. Donald “Don” George Bagnall of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Bagnall, passed away at Adaptacare on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the age of 92 years.

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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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia Iris Lydia Bain (Westcott) of Crowsnest Pass, AB who died on May 5, 2022 while receiving care at the Crowsnest Pass Hospital. She was blessed with 71 years of a wonderful life.

She is survived by her devoted sister, Yvonne (Vern) Jarvie of Hillcrest Mines, AB, as well as extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, James Cameron Bain and Mary Rolande-Westcott; and her step-father, John Westcott.

An informal gathering of family and friends will be held at Mountain View Industries in Coleman on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1pm.

Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555


JEANNETTE BROUWER, beloved wife of the late Lukas Brouwer, passed away at home, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Glenyse Dawson

Jan. 13, 1944 – May 13, 2022

Mrs. Glenyse Dawson of Picture Butte, beloved wife of Mr. Malcolm “Mac” Dawson, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the age of 78 years.

Glenyse will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society, 10123 99 St NW #710, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1, or the Covenant Health, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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(nee Vujicic)

February 10, 1951 – April 21, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 Pauletta Anna “Paula” Dick passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Paula is survived by her loving best friend and husband of 50 years Graham Dick and son Benjamin Dick and sister Rosa (Sjoerd) Schaafsma of Lethbridge. She will be sadly missed by her family, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends whose lives she touched.

Cremation has taken place with a Memorial Service to be announced at a later date. Flowers respectfully declined.

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Barbara Ann Grisack passed away peacefully May 12, 2022, and is now reunited with the love of her life. She leaves to mourn her children Doug (Vicki), Rita, Dave (Cobi); her grandchildren Misty, Randi-Lynn, James, Nat, Emily, Brock, Amy, Chase, Megan, and her great grandchildren Ayen, Grey, Rayne and Sophia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barb was predeceased by her parents, siblings Helen, Bob and Mac, husband George, son Gary and grandson Cassidy. Barb was born May 4, 1933, in Viking, Alberta to Duncan and Selma Macdonald. She moved to Lethbridge where she met and married George Grisack and they started their family. The family eventually moved and settled in Didsbury in 1973 where Barb worked locally and farmed with George until they retired. Barb was a hardworking, innovative lady who dazzled everyone with her kindness and amazing cooking and baking. Her humor and wit were unmatched even throughout her battle with Dementia. She will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends, and community. Barb’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Season’s Encore in Olds, who cared for her exceptionally over the last 8 years. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM followed by internment at the Westerdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Olds & District Hospice Society.

Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

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Bruce Haig

1936 – 2022

Bruce Aitcheson Haig passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on May 11, 2022.

He was loved and will be greatly missed by his wife Joan, son Donald (Julie Hauser) and daughters Laurie (Cal Koskowich) and Charlotte (Darren Lloyd). He was a fun, adored and unconventional Grandpa/Gramps to Elizabeth and Laurie Haig; Daniel, Larisa (Colin Hodd), Kara (Taylor Elkjaer) and Ben Koskowich; and Grace and Emily Lloyd. He will also be missed by his sister Betty Gray and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his brother Dr. T. H. Brian Haig.

Bruce was the youngest child of Dr. Arthur and Phyllis Haig. His curiosity and creativity led to many great adventures growing up in Lethbridge. Always the historian, he kept scrapbooks chronicling these experiences beginning when he was still very young. The scrapbooks eventually became daily journal entries which he began in 1960.

Bruce’s free-spirit personality eventually got to be too much for his parents who sent him to Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario for his grade 11 year. They also hoped he’d improve his French mark because for Bruce, and many others, forced memorization of verb charts at LCI was an ineffective way to learn.

Trinity’s emphasis on traditions, elitism and old money was a bad fit for Bruce. This was made worse because the only French placement available to him was in an advanced class. Bruce came up with an ingenious plan to avoid year-end exams. He signed up for the Commonwealth Youth Movement, which was sending a group of students to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The ship set sail in May 1953.

On his website Bruce said this trip is where his ‘feeling for history’ began to develop. He also credited his French teacher for being the reason he was there in the first place.

Bruce attended the University of Saskatchewan where he played trombone in the varsity band and the Intensely Vigorous College Nine, a group that spoofed traditional marching bands.

Bruce met the love of his life Joan at a university dance in 1959. He got her attention by stating with bravado, “I dance Lethbridge Style.” They were married the following year.

Bruce and Joan and their children spent many summers camping at national parks and historic sites throughout Canada and the U.S.

Besides his family, Bruce’s great love was creating the spark in people that would make them excited about learning. Sometimes it was easier said than done. Early on, he was assigned band and orchestra programs where he joked that he sometimes felt like Harold Hill in “The Music Man” who tried to teach townspeople to play their instruments using the ‘think’ method. Whatever Bruce’s methods, they seem to have worked because many former students speak fondly of their days in band.

It was at Hamilton Jr. High School that Bruce’s innovative ideas were to take hold. He developed an outdoor education course as well as an Audio-Visual program where students could use high-end cameras, tape recorders, and other equipment.

Later he combined elements of both these programs with his love of history to create the Trek program. In Bruce’s own words: “The Trek program was an attempt to get students drawn into discovering their heritage. It involved researching the past using old journals, sketches, maps, and photographs, while at the same time an attempt was made to retrace the steps of those who had come before and to record what remained on audio tape and film…The program was on-going so that the research and film footage of one year was expanded the next. Students had the advantage of seeing the work of their own brothers and sisters as they developed the next step in the story.”

The Trek program received many awards and honours over the years, but for Bruce the biggest reward was knowing he had passed on a love of history and the pursuit of knowledge to others. Some former students have admitted that if it wasn’t for Mr. Haig, they would have quit school.

As the emphasis in education shifted back to the basics in the early 1980s, Bruce lamented the fact that students could no longer explore and learn from their environment, but would instead be “smothered in hot classrooms, cramming for tests.”

He retired early from the classroom, but he never stopped teaching.

He wrote several books on the early European explorers to this area. He helped celebrate the Lethbridge Centennial by setting up a re-enactment demonstrating how coal used to be shipped from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat via stern wheeler.

In the mid-1980’s Bruce became an extremely early adopter of the home office. He brought 18 filing cabinets with him, much to Joan’s consternation. He’d purchased his first computer in 1980, and installed data-base software to keep track of all his material.

He started his first website, ourheritage.net, in 1995. It is now part of the Bruce Haig Collection at the University of Lethbridge, along with his yearbook collection. The Bruce Haig YouTube Channel is also a treasure trove of history, nostalgia and other surprises.

Occasionally Bruce could be persuaded to take a break. He and Joan went on several trips of a lifetime including East Africa, the Northwest Passage, the Galapagos, a cruise up the Amazon River and a cruise from Japan to Alaska.

Bruce requested that a fund be established in his memory that would promote creativity and innovation in education.

Donations can be made to: The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta Unit 50, 1202 2 Avenue South Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E2 Please indicate that the donation is for the Bruce Haig Fund.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Country Kitchen Catering 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta.

Education is what you remember after you’ve forgotten everything you ever learned.

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The family of ALDWIN MIKE HEALY is deeply saddened to announce that our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 64 years.

Aldwin was called home to his sons, Cory Scout and Aldwin Jr. Healy; father Johnny Healy; maternal grandparents Mary and Fred Stabsdown; paternal grandparents Kate and Mike Healy; brothers Rudy John Healy and Jimmy John Healy; nephew Jonas Murray Robin Healy, and all his relatives who have gone home to Creator before him.

Aldwin was born September 4, 1957 at the Blood Indian Hospital to his parents, Isabel Healy (Pi’kssipitaakii) and the late Johnny Healy. Aldwin was blessed with three sons: Kendall, Cory and Aldwin Jr.

Aldwin loved being a grandfather to all his grandchildren and was so happy to become a great-grandfather. Aldwin loved his wife and soulmate Marie, sharing many years of love, special memories and friendship together. Aldwin was deeply connected to where he was raised and lived in Old Agency and the Belly Buttes.

Aldwin received his education in Fort Macleod and attended the Vocational School in Claresholm. Aldwin experienced job employment at a very young age and had a curiosity and love of learning and working.

Aldwin was employed with Lethbridge Basement for over 30 years as a skilled and talented contractor. Aldwin was well-respected and recognized for his strong work ethic as he took great pride in his work and maintained his integrity and dignity throughout his life.

Aldwin embraced his strong faith with his Christianity and often reminisced about his grandmother Mary Stabsdown, who nurtured his spirituality and cultural beliefs.

From the day Aldwin could walk, he loved horseback riding and was a natural cowboy who had a special gift connecting with horses. Aldwin valued everything his father Johnny Healy taught him how to work with horses and cattle – as a true horseman, he was born to ride!

Aldwin always made his family and friends feel welcome in his home and shared his love, kindness, compassion and generosity with all the people he met throughout his pathways in life. Aldwin loved sharing his stories and witty humour bringing joy and laughter especially in the Blackfoot language.

Aldwin had a deep love for spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, ice fishing and travelling. One of his many fond adventures was travelling to Mexico with his working crew from Lethbridge Basement where he helped the crew reel in a huge marlin!

Aldwin had a great passion for training horses, horse racing and the Calgary Flames, who he especially enjoyed going to watch at the Saddledome.

Aldwin is survived by his mother Isabel Healy; wife Marie Red Crow; son Kendall Red Crow; grandchildren Kendra Weasel Head, Tailyn Weasel Head, Kadence Red Crow, Cashton Red Crow, Isiah Day Chief, John Day Chief, Denzel Noel Rain Blood, Jozee Wells and Jada Wells; great- grandson Timothy Jr. Glenfield; siblings Mary Fox (Gordon Alex), Marlene Healy (Lonnie), Casey Healy (Charlotte), Debra Healy and Mark Healy (Iris); nieces and nephews Patricia Soop/Healy, Marlin Bottle/Healy, Terrance Bottle/Healy, Lenny Fox, Shaneen Fox (Neal), Andrea True Joy Fox (Javier), Hilary Healy, Martie Gros Ventreboy (Wylie), Michael Healy, Lacey Healy, Chelsea Healy, Chynell Shade and Haley Shade; and many great nieces and nephews, as well as many friends. We apologize if we have missed any names of family and friends.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 6:00 P.M., with a Wake to follow until 9:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Derek Remus celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Aldwin will be laid to rest on the Blood Reserve in the One Spot Cemetery, with a Feast to follow at Old Agency Hall.

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


It is with much sadness that the family of IVY JOEVENAZZO announce the passing of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the age of 94.

Ivy was born in Calgary at the Holy Cross Hospital on May 2, 1928, the oldest daughter of Alfred Edward (Curly) Tuff and Ivy Edna (Knight) Tuff. She came to Lethbridge with her parents at the age of 3 1/2 years. She attended Bowman School from grade 1-8 and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute from grade 9-12. Ivy worked at the Royal Bank of Canada for two years prior to her marriage to Frank Joevenazzo on July 7, 1948. She spent the first thirteen years of marriage as a wife and mother to her five children, Bill born in 1949, Judy born in 1952, Randy born in 1954, Cindy born in 1956 and Kathy born in 1961. In 1961, Ivy went to work as a nursing attendant at the Galt Rehab Centre (now the Galt Museum), then transferred to the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. She worked in the nursing profession for 27 years, making many good friends and retired in 1988. After retirement Ivy and Frank enjoyed travelling to many places including Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Yukon, East and West Coasts of Canada and many destinations in the United States.

She joined the Catholic faith at the time of her marriage and was a willing contributor and active volunteer at St. Patrick’s church. She was also a volunteer at St. Michael’s Health Center, Gilbert Patterson School, Lethbridge Regional Hospital and visited lodges and nursing homes as part of her volunteer work with St. Patrick’s church.

Her love and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always willing to make life easier for family and friends.

Ivy is predeceased by her husband Frank (2011), mother Ivy, father Alfred and sister Florence.

She is survived by her five children Bill (Val), Judy (Ken), Randy (Elaine), Cindy and Kathy (Randy) as well as eleven grandchildren Shannon (Tracy), Danielle (Rob), Adam, Kristi (Scott), Kyle (Kristen), Bryson (Karrie), Rayelle (Riley), Brendan (Chiquita), Jared (Julie), Breannon (Taylor) and Lucas and seven great grandchildren Savannah, Ephriam, Roman, Lillianna, Lucious, Leonidas, Braylen and Winnie. She is also survived by her sister Helen (Rupert).

A Memorial Service and reception will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 25, 11:00 am.

The family respectfully requests that all in attendance please wear a mask.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations can be made to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (www.crhfoundation.ca/donate)

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GLORIA ROSABELLE LAWRENCE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the age of 94 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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A Celebration of Life will be held for Joshua Cale Neufeld on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM at the University Drive Alliance Church, 55 Columbia Blvd. W. Lethbridge AB.

Family and friends are welcome to join in remembering his spirit and zest for life.

A reception will follow in the church foyer.

Casual attire is completely acceptable.

Gregory Kent Park

After a lengthy illness, Greg Park peacefully passed away in the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by his side on Thursday April 14, 2022. He is survived by his children Shelly (Micheal), James (Lydia), Jennifer (Wade),Suzanne (Nathan), and Laura (Najib). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Robert and Thera Park, his sister Wilma Fedorak and his brother Bob Park.

Greg was born on July 30, 1947 in Lethbridge. Greg ran the Lethbridge Farmers Market until his retirement. Greg was an avid sports fan, and in his youth he volunteered on many community sport teams. One of Greg’s greatest joys was music, which brought him solace and wisdom. He had a music collection like none other. Greg touched many lives through his service and was a great example in the AA recovery program.

A family service was held at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home on April 19, 2022, followed by internment at the Archmount cemetery.

The family expresses their thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him during the months of his illness at the Chinook Regional Hospital.


IRENE PARKER, beloved wife of the late Tom Parker, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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We are heart broken to share the news that Les (Leslie) Franklin Smith, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, & great grandfather passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB. May 15, 2022 at the age of 74.

Les is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Colleen (Wilson), Son Derek (Jolene) Smith, Daughters Angela (Mitch) Carter, Stacy Smith (Travis Schnarr).

He was deeply loved & cherished by his grandchildren Zackary (Mackenzie) Carter, Shyra Smith ( Kyle Dewsnap), Dextor Carter, Melissa Carter, Gage Carter & Tessa Schnarr. Also, by his 4 great grandchildren Bentley, Olivia & Parker Dewsnap, Boston Carter.

He is survived by his sister Venetta Smith, brothers Brock (June) Smith, Todd (Susan) Smith, sister in laws Wanda Smith & Wendy Smith whom all reside in Nova Scotia.

In laws Carol (Don) Konchuk, Lyle (Marilyn) Wilson & Kip Wilson. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his parents Herman & Edith Audrey (Horne) Smith. Brothers Terry, Kennard & Wade Smith. In laws Gordon & Martha Wilson. Sister in laws Linda Smith and Judy Wilson.

Thank you to Dr. Krogg & staff at Coulee Medical Clinic (Taber), Milk River Home Care & Health Centre, Milk River Rexall Pharmacy and all the staff and doctors at the St. Michael’s Palliative Health Centre in Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Milk River Cemetery in Les’ name at PO Box 251 Milk River, AB. T0K 1M0 or to the charity of your choice.

A private memorial service will follow.

Please send condolences to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


Sarah Lorine Striemer – “Sally”, beloved wife of Lloyd Striemer of Stirling, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the age of 78 years.

Funeral Services will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

For more information, or to send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

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