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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 11, 2022.


ORAL NADINE BOYCHUK, beloved wife of the late John Boychuk, passed away on June 8, 2022 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements will be announced upon completion.

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WILLIAM “BILL” DAVIDSON passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 27, 2021 with his daughter Charleen at his side.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Bill’s obituary on the Cornerstone website. Following the service, a light lunch will be served.

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GONZY, Louis Jr.

October 1, 1947 – May 8, 2022

Passed away peacefully on May 8, 2022 at his home in Traralgon, Australia with his family by his side.

Lou is survived by his wife, Lynn, Sons Bill, Louie (Michelle) and Paul, grandchildren Karl (Stef), Jorjie-Belle, Annaliese, Lola and Louis (Australia); sisters, Shirley, Monica and Sheila (Merv), brother Allan (Canada) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in both countries.

A funeral Service was held on May 14, 2022 and the livestream can be accessed anytime at the link below, courtesy of Latrobe Valley Funeral Services.

https://www.latrobevalleyfunerals.com.au/funeral-notices /notice/gonzy-louis


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.

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.

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Shaun Johnson (Lorrie Vos’s Son)

1966 – 2022

With broken hearts we said goodbye to each other on April 12 with your brother Brice & me at your side. Sadness over whelms me because we’ll never be able to do anything together again, but my heart is full of LOVE because we had 55 years together.

I will miss you everyday of my life & I LOVE YOU Always & Forever. Mom


It is with profound sadness that the family of WILLIAM (BILL) MALLALIEU announce his passing on Thursday, January 13, 2022, just shy of his 69th birthday.

After a long battle with heart and kidney disease Bill passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital with his best friend Monika Doucelin at his side.

Bill was born on January 19, 1953 at St. Michaels in Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Peggy Mallalieu. He is survived by his siblings Norman and Robert Mallalieu and Monika and his godson Ali. Laven, Yara, Layann and Laith, were also a big part of his life. He did so much for the children, He always had all of them in the car going to swimming, ice-skating lessons, park, or taking them all to school in the morning. In part the kids kept him so occupied that being sick was on the back burner.

Bill attended Sunnyside Elementary and graduated from Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale in 1971. He then went to SAIT in Calgary and graduated with a Culinary Arts diploma in 1973. After working at different hotels in Calgary he went back to Lethbridge to be with our Mom as she was dealing with Cancer. After Mom passed he decided to go to Vancouver and became the night manager at a hotel on Robson Street where he worked for many years. He met Monika in Vancouver and they bought a home together in Surrey. He then was diagnosed with kidney failure and spent the next 5 years on dialysis before getting a kidney transplant. A few years later he developed heart problems and had open heart surgery. He just couldn’t catch a break. He spent the next few years in and out of hospital and eventually his body just gave out.

Bill had an infectious laugh and was also an accomplishment pianist. He will be greatly missed.


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.


Tyler Lance Nilsson, son of Lance Nilsson and brother of Kendra-Renae, Logan, and Aubrey Nilsson, passed away suddenly on June 3, 2022 at the age of 19 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.

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

He was born November 1, 1939, in Buroli, Italy (now Croatia). Benito and his parents ventured across the ocean via ship to finally dock at Pier 21, Halifax, Canada. From here they boarded a train and made their way West to ultimately settle in Lethbridge, AB.

Benito married Esther (Antal) on January 29, 1966, his loving wife of 56 years. Together they raised three beautiful children. Benito is survived by his wife Esther, daughter Katherine (Vittorio), son Roberto (Jodi) and son Richard (Jennifer). He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Cara (Tyson), Isabella, Marco, Oakley, and Jackson. He is predeceased by his parents Giovanni and Caterina Paoletti and granddaughter Kimberly Oliverio.

Benito was a very hard worker and held many skilled jobs until finally finding full time employment with the City of Lethbridge Electric Dept where he retired from in 1999 after 28 years of service. He enjoyed life… from camping, fishing and hunting to gardening, wine making, and traveling and everything in between. He further enjoyed these things with the company of his family and friends. He was very proud of his heritage and helped build the Italian Canadian Hall and was a member until the end. You could follow his boisterous laugh and want to be part of the party, to which he usually shut down. To make his life complete, were his grandchildren, his pride and joy, all of them stealing Nonno’s heart.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Benito will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Benito, donations may be made to Alberta Diabetes Foundation (albertadiabetesfoundation.com) or Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca)

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

Sylvia Rombough

1941 – 2022

  Sylvia Rombough, beloved wife of Wallace Rombough and beloved mother of Kari Braun and the late Brian Rombough, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, June 10, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

   Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.

  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.

Masako Tani

1944 – 2021

Ms. Masako Mako Tani, of Lethbridge, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home on May 13, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

She had a true connection with nature and spent much of her time outdoors to be closer to the natural world. She also greatly enjoyed spending her time with people of all ages, from teaching Japanese at the LCI, being a regular at the Nord-Bridge Senior’s Centre and though a lifetime of learning and shared experiences with singing, drumming, dancing, woodworking, pottery and more. Mako is survived by her sons Robert, Kenneth and Richard, grandsons Owen and Ethan, brothers Hideo and Toshiyuki and sister Taiko.

A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 PM, on Friday, June 17, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta. There will be a few words from the family at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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

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