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SATURDAY, May 21, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 21, 2022.

ANDERSON

Frederick George Anderson passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC, on May 14th, 2022, at the age of 69.

Fred was born in Lethbridge on July 12th, 1952, to Marion (Mac) and Avice Anderson (Frayne). He was the youngest of four children. He graduated from LCI High School in 1970 and went on to obtain his journeyman mechanic’s certificate while working for Sears Automotive and later, Motor Mower. In 1981 he began his lifelong career with Atco Gas where he became licensed in heavy-duty mechanics. Fred was Fleet Sub-Foreman for the Lethbridge Division before transferring to Calgary as Fleet Foreman. Upon his retirement in 2014, he moved to Creston, BC with his wife Ellen, where he enjoyed ‘working’ at Mawson’s Sports, aka ‘his happy place’, up until his passing.

Fred played little league baseball when growing up, broomball for several years and then softball on the Labatt’s team, which really was his passion, along with being assistant coach for the ‘76 Chargers rep soccer team. He was a camping and boating enthusiast, a self-made skilled carpenter, motorcyclist, avid marksman and amazing dancer! He will be remembered as a Jack of all Trades and the Life of the Party.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Ellen (Woodson), his children; Theresa (Chris) Yauck and Cheryl (Chad) Patterson of Lethbridge, stepchildren; Rachel Noto of Calgary & Aaron Woodson of Victoria BC, 7 grandchildren who affectionately called him “Grumpy”; Angela, Julia (Lennox) & Dominick Yauck, Alexia & Aries Patterson and Khaidin & Zeda Stickel, siblings; Margaret Liska of Lethbridge & Arthur (Gloria) Anderson of Cardston, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Doreen Roy, brother-in-law Jerry Liska, nephew Nathanial Anderson and step-son-in-law Kraylin Stickel.

A wonderful, kind and loving husband, father, Grumpy and friend, Fred will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In his humility, he did not know the importance his presence had on those who knew and loved him. A private Celebration-of-Life will be held at a later date.


BROUWER

Jeanette (Jantje) Brouwer, went home to her Lord peacefully on May 19 at the age of 93 years.

She was the beloved wife of Lukas Brouwer for 68 years until his passing in 2019. May 7 would have been their 71st Wedding Anniversary.

Jeanette is survived by her loving children: daughter-in-law Rita Brouwer; Helen (Mike) Wevers, Art (Maggie) Brouwer and Marjorie Brouwer; siblings Jean (John) Brouwer, Bill Aasman, Robert (Nelly) Aasman and Ellie Wenzel; 42 grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her son Harry, daughter Patricia, and two infant sons, as well as a number of other family members.

Jeanette emigrated to Canada with her Aasman family when she was 21. She joined Lukas, who had enticed her to Canada, where they were married in Taber in 1951. Before settling on a farm in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, she supported Luke where he worked; in the bush, lumber and coal mining camps. The Brouwers left Rocky in 1965 to enable their children to attend a Christian school in Lethbridge. They purchased and developed a hog farm outside of the city. In the early 1980s, Luke and Jeanette retired to Lethbridge, where she has lived until her passing.

Jeanette, with her husband Luke, remained active in many volunteer efforts, including Rehoboth and Disaster Response Services. Jeanette was very active in the life of her church, teaching Sunday School, leading Calvinettes (church girls club) and helping with Vacation Bible School for many years. Her hands were never idle, as she pursued many creative activities including pottery, doll making, and of course, knitting and crocheting continuously, creating gifts for her family and donating hundreds of articles over many years for those in need.

Mom Brouwer also wanted us to make sure we extend thanks to the staff of the Lethbridge Heart Function Clinic for many years of thorough and thoughtful care. And more recently, Lethbridge Home Care Services caregivers, including the palliative care team, who helped her to remain in her home for the last months of her life.

A Celebration of Jeanette Brouwer’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.

A Private Family graveside service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society or Rehoboth Christian Ministries.

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Huntley Brown

1932-2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Huntley Brown, celebrated artist and illustrator, beloved husband and cherished father and grandfather. Huntley passed away peacefully on May 4th; 8 days short of his 90th birthday. Huntley is survived by his wife of 65 years Maureen Russell Brown, their four children, Rus, Sherry, Laura, and Kathleen, and his eight grandchildren: Huntley, Trish, Harrison, Kendra, Patrick, Hayley, Lily, and Archie.

Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta Huntley had a true gift and love for art that he honed over his lifetime. Nurtured by his father Dr. Thomas Erwin Brown, who painted as a hobby, Huntley knew he wanted to be an artist from the ripe age of 8 when he and two of his pals created comic books. He attended St. Patrick’s in Ottawa as a boarder and then went on to the Ontario College of Art, now known as OCAD. Huntley met Maureen at OCAD where they began what was to be an incredibly long and loving relationship that saw them through all the ups and downs of parenthood and a freelance artist’s career.

After graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1955 with a Governor General’s Award, Huntley began his career as an illustrator drawing appliances for Simpson Sears and then joining Templeton’s studio, eventually launching a freelance career in the mid 60’s. In 1983, Huntley opened his own gallery filled with watercolours largely focusing on subject matter from day tripping over mid-Ontario. Huntley also shared his love of art through teaching Life Drawing and Illustration at OCAD for several decades, influencing and guiding hundreds of talented people including many of today’s most successful creative Canadian artists.

Huntley’s body of work is wide ranging and reflective of many historical events including the cover of MacLean’s Magazine documenting the financial fiasco of the 1967 Summer Olympics and the Moon Landing as portrayed in the Toronto Star. In addition to the editorial work his most sought-after commercial work was a poster for O’Keefe Breweries promoting the 1974 Canada Russia Hockey Summit featuring portraits of each of the players.

One of his family’s favourite series was The Pleasures of, published in Starweek magazine, where he illustrated the joys of everything from gardening to driving to running; illustrations and editorial that would be relevant even today. Huntley also lent his illustrative prowess to other different forms and formats, including Canadian Postage Stamps, the Regina Centennial Coin, and dozens of books with many famed Canadian authors such as Pierre Berton, Scott Young and Farley Mowat.

His many accomplishments and accolades included his election in 1978 to the Royal Canadian Academy of Artists by his peers in the Art Community, one of the few illustrators to be so honoured and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Association of Photographers & Illustrators in Communication (CAPIC) in 1997.

In Huntley’s retirement years he taught himself to paint in oil, continued his work in watercolours and happily painted his favourite subjects – family and friends. He and Maureen have resided in the Uxbridge area for the past two decades, where they enjoyed the pleasure of seeing their children and grandchildren numerous times a week. His close family was always the heart of his world and Huntley’s passing leaves all his family with a hole in their hearts.

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

― Helen Keller

A private Mass for immediate family was held on May 7th, 2022. Should you wish to recognize Huntley’s passing please donate to OCAD University where The Huntley Brown Memorial Bursary has been established to assist students in financial need. https://www 1.ocadu.ca/fundraising/#/ways-to-give/commemorative-giving


CALDERWOOD

June 22, 1940 – April 7, 2022

MAIDRA DOREEN CALDERWOOD, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Calderwood, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Assisted Living, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Besides her loving husband Bill, Maidra is survived by their three children, Dona-Ruth (Ron) Beyer of Coleman, Chris (Kathleen) Calderwood of Lethbridge, and Scott (Jill) Calderwood of Airdrie as well as her grandchildren, Dain Calderwood, Rachel Beyer, Tannon, Makenna, Connor, and Kaden Calderwood.

She is predeceased by her grandson, Joshua Beyer, her sister, Marjorie Thunberg, and brother Tom Spicer.

Maidra was born on June 22, 1940, to her loving parents, George and Evelyn Spicer of Moose Jaw, SK. She grew up on a farm just outside of Moose Jaw and had fond memories of riding her horse Pearl, to and from school in Tilney. She graduated from Caronport High School in 1957, then attended Full Gospel Bible Institute, Eston, SK, where she met and fell in love with her future husband. She was married to Bill on December 28, 1960, at the Full Gospel Church in Moose Jaw, and they were blessed with three children and a marriage lasting over 61 years. They lived in several locations in SK, then spent two years in London, England, eventually settling in Lethbridge in 1972.

She was a pastor’s wife, mother, and homemaker. She loved music, serving at the church and in the community, and often welcomed people into their home. Maidra is remembered as a loving, kind, patient, and giving person with deep Christian faith.

A Visitation and Graveside Service were held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Maidra was laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, when all family members are able to attend, on Saturday May 28, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Daniel Zopoula officiating, with a reception to be held in the upper hall following the service.

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PAULETTA ANNA (PAULA) DICK

(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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DOYLE

PATRICK FRANCIS DOYLE, beloved husband of Lorine Doyle, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the age of 92 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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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HEALY

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 Kainai Industries, then 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 (Zana) 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, Jada Wells, Cason White Quills, Zander Eagle Tailfeathers, Maleek John White Quills and Junior Ryker Kix White Quills; 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.

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John Husch

1935 – 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Opa, Johannes “John” Husch at the age of 86 years. John was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 3:00 PM, on Saturday, May 28, at the GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB, 902 6 St N, Lethbridge, AB.

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JOEVENAZZO

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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LAWRENCE

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

A private Family Service will be held at the Medicine Hat Cemetery.

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MILLER

CHARITY ROSE MILLER, beloved wife of Jacob Miller, passed away in Calgary, Alberta on May 11, 2022 at the age of 40 years. Born as Amanda Rose Dixon (formerly married as Amanda Rose Nilsson). She is the mother of her nine surviving children: Kendra Renae, Tyler, Logan, Aubrey, Destiny, Harmony, Justice, Doktor, and Major. A Private Family Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Sunday, May 22nd, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on TUESDAY, May 24th at 1:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston West Stake Center (846 – 1 Ave. West). Friends may meet the family from 12:00 – 12:45 pm prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

To Watch the Service Online or send Condolences please visit: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


NEUFELD

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.


O’BRIEN

CALVIN (“CAL”) ROSS O’BRIEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Barbara Whaley, admired and respected father, teacher and coach, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, February 18th, 2022, at the age of 74 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Catholic Central Academic Awards Program (c/o Catholic Central High School, 405 – 18 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3E5) or the Lethbridge Humane Society (2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9).

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OLD SHOES – WOLF CHILD

Araya Sunshine (Wolf Child) Old Shoes “ksiisiskom’maahkoy’ oyinnimakii”, daughter of Nathan Wolf Child and Purcella (Marcus Vielle) Old Shoes, passed away on May 15, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 7 years.

A wake service will be held at Tanner Senior Centre, Cardston, AB on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve, AB on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11:00 am with father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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


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.



ROHOVIE

DANIEL DAVID ROHOVIE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Rose Rohovie, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the grand age of 100 years.

He leaves to mourn his daughter Dianne (Thomas); granddaughters Sherri Oliver and Lisa Bosch; six great-grandchildren Danneil (Travis) Broadbent, Courtney (Kade) Jensen, Michael (Alicia) Oliver, Nathan (Camri) Oliver, Matthew Bosch and Brady Bosch; four great-great-grandchildren Layla and Kingston Broadbent, and Grayson and Boston Jensen.

He is also survived by special family members David (Cheryl) Rohovie, Wayne Bosch, Yvonne (Murray) Mills, Dean Savage and Glen Oliver; siblings-in-law Sylvia (John) Marshall, Helen (Albert) Ferenz, Margaret Rohovie, Eleanor Biholar, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dan was predeceased by his sister Mary Leister and brother John Rohovie.

Dan was born in Coalhurst, Alta. on September 11, 1921 to Lillian and Nicholas Rohovie. It was in Coalhurst where he was raised and educated.

Dan started with CP Rail in 1942 and shortly after joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained as a pilot. It was while serving with the RCAF in Regina, Sask. that Dan met his beloved Rose. The two were married in 1943 and moved to Lethbridge to start their new home and life together. Upon returning to civilian life in 1945, he went back to work as an engineer for the railway where he stayed until his retirement in 1982.

Many of Dan’s memories in life included stories of his days on the railroad and he recalled them with clarity and fondness. Dan was an avid photographer and traveller and, along with Rose, made several trips throughout Canada, Europe, Hawaii and Mexico.

Dan was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He always had time for everyone with a friendly word. He brought this attitude to Fairmont Extendicare during his final six years and enjoyed his time there with staff and other residents.

Dan and Rose had many friends over the years with whom they enjoyed dining and dancing.

Dan’s last hurrah was reaching his 100th birthday. Along with his family and friends, he was honoured by CP Rail with a custom-made bench embossed with his name on the train wheels. That bench is now situated in the garden at Fairmont Extendicare. He also received a painting of a locomotive with a dedication to his 40 years of service to CP Rail, as well as his time served for his country with the RCAF.

Dan was fondly remembered by the railroad community as “Sanitary Dan” for keeping his locomotive spotless – he was often teased about this!

Dan attributed his longevity to “garlic, onions and good red wine.”

He will be sadly missed by his family and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Dianne and her family would like to thank all the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their loving care and compassion, as well as Dr. Strank for his care and attention to Dan over the years.

A private family interment will be held at a later date.

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Bessie Sutka

1931 – 2022

 Bessie Mary Sutka (nee Kacer), beloved wife of the late Steve Sutka, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

 Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.

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


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