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WEDNESDAY, June 08, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 2022.


Deanna Lynn Brown, beloved wife of Gerald Brown, passed away peacefully June 3, 2022 at St. Michaels Health Centre at the age of 59 after a courageous 34 month battle with cancer.

A Private Celebration of Deanna’s life will be held.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Jack Ady Cancer Center in Lethbridge or Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary.

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

Wayne Leonard Engebretsen

1942 – 2021

Mr. Wayne Leonard Engebretsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Engebretsen, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, June 3, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Wayne was born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He worked at Weyburn builders and Pan Canadian before putting in 25 years at Souris Valley Hospital as a health records technician.

Wayne enjoyed camping, traveling, going to Roughrider football games and spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a member of the Weyburn Elks for about 40 years.

Besides his loving wife Mary, Wayne is survived by his daughter Alexia (Christopher) Dumouchel; son Darren Engebretsen; grandchildren Ally and Layla Dumouchel & Rayah and Keatan Engebretsen; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Shelia and Wayne Derkach; sister-in-law and brother-in -law Bob and Mariette Fisher; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Regina Engebretsen as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm, on July 23, 2022 in the scattering gardens at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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


JOANNE IRENE HEDENSTROM, of Hillspring, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 78 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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September 18, 1937 – Zaporozhe, Ukraine

June 2, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta

Rudy Kaethler of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the age of 84 years.

Rudy’s passion for making things led him to work as an engineer on large construction projects, often in the oil patch. He was on the forefront of computerizing operations wherever he worked, from the 60s onward. He bought an Apple II for his sons when they were young, triggering their lifelong passion for computing.

He loved to travel, taking the camping trailer through the forests of BC and much of the western USA. The importance of family also took him to Russia and Germany to connect with family long kept apart. He was also an avid cyclist and did many tours in Canada and the USA. He cycled the Golden triangle, the Highwood pass, and the San Juan islands with his sons and grandsons. He conquered the Red-Spoke (Redmond to Spokane, WA) at the age of 72.

Rudy was a devoted father and loving husband. He was a kind man who helped friends and family wherever he could, especially on computer problems or renovation projects. There was nothing he couldn’t build or fix for himself. He was a doting and playful grandfather with a big heart and easy smile.

Rudy joins his beloved wife, Luella, who passed away 4 years ago. Rudy is survived by his three sons and three daughters-in-law, Neil and Veronica, Richard and Judy, and Stanley and Kirsty; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Daniel, Andrew, and Sonya; as well as his brother Harry, and sister Hilda.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisand holloway.com.

In living memory of Rudy Kaethler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

Gordon Lepore

1957 – 2022

Mr. Gordon Lepore of Red Deer passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, May 30, 2022 at the age of 65 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

Rose Mason

1956 – 2022

Mrs. Rose Mason of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at the age of 65 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10:00am to 11:00am on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


BENITO PAOLETTI, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Esther Paoletti, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Alfred Joseph ‘Alf’ Phillips, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Lethbridge at the age of 88 years.

Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge East Stake Centre, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Friends may meet the family from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery.

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

TRON, Maria

Maria Tron (nee: Lasar) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Alexander Tron passed away peacefully after a long and fulfilling life on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Mom is survived by her son Victor (Susan Braithwaite) – grandchildren, Sarah (Ken Seeback) – great-grandchildren, Max and Oliver, David and Kirsten (Neuendorff), Christopher (Paloma van Groll); son Lanny (Terry Willner) – grandchildren, Alexander, Katianna (Derek Sokol) and Marika; daughter Sonia Attkiss – grandchildren, Nicholas, Sophie, and Luke; daughter Kathy (Dave) Greenwood – grandchildren, Jack, and Tessa, brother-in-law John Tron (late Victoria Burstynsky) as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews both here and in Ukraine. She is predeceased by her late husband Alexander Tron, mother Venna Lasar, father-in-law Andrew Tron, mother-in-law Motra Tron, sister Paula Czyznski, brother Nicholas Lasar, brother-in-law Roman Czyznski and many dear family members in Ukraine.

For those who wish to pay their respects, a visitation will be held at 5:00 p.m. followed by Prayers at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, Lethbridge.

The Funeral Rite will be celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Dr. Timothy Chrapko at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Maria and Alexander Tron Endowed Scholarship at the University of Lethbridge.

To share condolences or to donate, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


WALTER VICTOR TYTULA, beloved husband of the late Helen Tytula, passed away peacefully at home in Lethbridge, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

A private family graveside service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Alphonse Curtis White Man Left passed away on June 1, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 55 years.

The Wake Service will be at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday June, 10, 2022 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery.

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

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