July 22nd, 2024

FRIDAY, June 10, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 10, 2022.

Adrian Mark Cox

Jan. 5, 1968 – Nov. 8, 2021

It is with profound sadness and tremendous heartbreak that we announce his sudden passing. Adrian Mark Cox, age 53 of Fort McMurray, AB, passed away on November 8, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Brian and Agnes (Wendy) Cox; and dogs, Zeus and Apollo. He is survived by his ex-wife and friend, Sand and their two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Taylor; his sister, Clare (Tom) and nieces, Courtney and Brooklyn; and numerous family and friends.

Ade was born in Barnsley, England. Shortly after his family moved to Grand Cache, AB. They then moved to Lethbridge, AB, where he attended Winston Churchill High School. In 1990, Ade and Sand were married. He began an apprenticeship at The Lethbridge Herald and worked as a journeyman pressman. In 1995, they moved to Corpus Christi, Texas and started a family together. He continued his love for the newspaper world working as a pressman at The Caller Times. He later moved back to Fort McMurray, AB, where he resided until his untimely passing. He was the biggest Pittsburgh Steelers fan, which has been also been ingrained in his daughter, Taylor.

A memorial service will be held to honor Ade’s life on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Westminster Hall 411 16 St North, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation in honor of Adrian, using the following link https://bndfr.com/gv52R


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.


WILMA ROSE HUNT “Pokotan” (Little Daughter), beloved wife of Ditty Long Time Squirrel, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the age of 55 years.

Wilma was raised by her parents Willie and Margret Hunt (Badman) on the north end of the Blood Reserve until their passing. Wilma was then cared for by her aunts and uncles.

Wilma attended school at LCI where she met the love of her life, Ditty Long Time Squirrel. Wilma loved playing fast ball and was known as a fierce first baseman, winning multiple trophies and awards. Wilma raised her children, Nathan and Nicole Long Time Squirrel on the north end of the Blood Reserve in her home. Her children were always pushed to succeed and try hard. With her at their side, anything was possible. She was so proud of them in everything they did.

Wilma was a hard worker, dedicated to serving her community. She was a passionate Personal Care Attendant, a pleasant Medical Driver, and a loving Health Care Aide. Wilma started working with Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc. in 2002, periodically to 2021. She worked right up until she could no longer work due to illness. Her fellow coworkers have been by her side with encouragement and support throughout Wilma’s illness. Just recently they planned the Friends of Wilma Gala which was a beautiful event for all that attended. Wilma was so moved by this kind gesture.

Wilma enjoyed nothing more than raising her granddaughter and spending time with her grandsons. Wilma would move mountains to see her grandchildren’s wishes come true. They will have many cherished memories to remember grandma by such as their trips to Disneyland, the zoo, Drumheller and the mountains. She gave them all the love she could as their grandma, cherishing them deeply.

She was a natural care giver, raising many as her own and later becoming a caregiver to her uncle, Robert Badman. Her home was always open to her nieces and nephews and was always full of laughter. Wilma always encouraged people around her to try hard and would always give them a lending hand along the way. Wilma will forever be remembered for her vivacious sense of humor that brought so much laughter to her coworkers, friends and family. We will all have many cherished and laughable memories to remember her by.

Her hobbies included spending time with loved ones, taking drives, visits with her friends, attending softball games, tournaments, and watching the Oilers play hockey.

Wilma leaves behind her husband Ditty Long Time Squirrel, her brothers Wesley Hunt, and Warren Hunt (Jennipher Cry Head), her son Nathan Long Time Squirrel and her daughter Nicole Long Time Squirrel (Weston Omeasoo-Knowlton), her precious and most loved granddaughter Nevaeh Long Time Squirrel and grandsons Jax Omeasoo, and Baby Weston Omeasoo.

Wilma will be reunited with her parents, Willie H Hunt, and Margret Badman, her brothers Junior Hunt, and Alvin Badman, her maternal grandmother Suzie Badman and maternal grandfather Frank Badman, her paternal grandfather Alex Hunt Sr, and grandmother Ida Mills, her aunts Nora Hunt, Clara Hunt, and Rosie Badman, her uncles Pat Hunt, and Alex Hunt Jr. and her nieces Wanetta Hunt and Carmen Day Rider, who she adored and loved.

A Wake will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Stand Off, AB, on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF HALL on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Rocky Brave Rock officiating.

Following the service, Wilma will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


GARY VERNON KIRK, the beloved husband of Charlotte Kirk, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, at the age of 66 years.

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 15th, from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

FLOWER ALLERGY. If desired, a donation may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on his behalf.

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LAMBERT MANY FINGERS, passed away on June 2, 2022 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 53 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, June 12 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, June 13 at 11:00 am with interment to follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Levern, AB.

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


BERNICE ELIZABETH OERTLI (née Selby), beloved wife of Rolf Oertli, of nearly 60 years, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with her family by her side, on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

Besides her loving husband Rolf, Bernice is survived by her son, Roger (Lonnie) Oertli and daughter, Paula (Tracy) Walbauer, and two grandchildren, Taylor Walbauer and Megan Walbauer. Bernice was the youngest of five children, and is survived by her sister Viola Connors and brother Bryan Selby as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her two oldest sisters, Mary Rose Berringer and Mildred West.

A Celebration of Bernice’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Bernice’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bernice to Arthritis Society (arthritis.ca)

To send a condolence, please visit



Alfred Joseph ‘Alf’ Phillips 1933 -2022

Alf passed away at Lethbridge May 26, 2022. He is survived by four children: Lorraine (Rick) Wolsey, Richard (Karen) Phillips, Gary Phillips, and Janet Phillips, as well as 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a sister, Kay Kenney. He was predeceased by his first wife, Kay Peterson; his second wife, LaRene Steed; an infant daughter, Debra; a grandson, Ryan Phillips; an infant great grandson, Wyatt McKee; a sister, Marion Pascal; and his parents, Herbert and Vira Phillips.

Alf was born in Lethbridge on June 27,1933. His family moved to a lakefront acreage on Kootenay Lake at Nelson B.C. when he was young, and he developed a love of fishing and boating there. They moved back to Lethbridge in his teens, and he graduated from LCI. In 1956 he married Kay Peterson, and they had five children. Alf was a great and generous dad, always thinking of his family first. Summer family vacations were a highlight of every year. He worked as a communications electrician for AGT/Telus in Lethbridge, retiring in 1991. In March 1994 Kay passed away suddenly, ending their brief but happy time as retirees. He married LaRene Steed in June 1995 and they moved to Magrath. He enjoyed good times with her and her family prior to her passing in 2018.

Along with fishing Alf enjoyed gardening, wood carving, and puttering in his garage. He was the ultimate handyman, eager to tackle any project. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spending many years serving in the Cardston Temple and serving a mission in California with LaRene.

A Funeral Service for Alf will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge with President Michael Steed officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Interment will follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

Live streaming will be available at the bottom of this obituary, approximately 15 minutes before the start of the service.

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

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