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THURSDAY, June 30, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 30, 2022.

Ada Marlene Anderson

1938 – 2022

Ada Marlene Anderson of Lethbridge, and prior to that Picture Butte, has passed away at the age of 84 from cancer. Ada’s daughter Penny, son Hal and daughter-in-law Jackie were with her at the end of her life in Chinook Regional Hospital where all the doctors and nurses were amazing.

After a long career as a cook at a number of facilities, including Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte, Ada retired to Lethbridge and spent her last few years loving life at AgeCare Columbia where she made many new friends. To all who love Ada and will miss her, she loves you too.

Ada is survived by two sisters-in-law, Lillian and Alvina and several nieces and nephews. Ada also had many friends who were as good to her as she was to them.

Ada is predeceased by her husband Gordon; parents Viola and Hakon and brother Dale.

To honour Ada’s wishes her family will celebrate her life privately.

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



Brandy Tahnee Davis Ihstaahtowaakwa of the Blood Tribe, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the age of 38.

A Wake Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5 Ave, Fort Macleod,

on Monday, July 4, 2022, from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5 Ave, Fort Macleod, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. Following the Funeral Service, Brandy will be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Cemetery on the Blood Tribe.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.

Doreen Hoffman

1929 – 2022

Mrs. Doreen Hoffman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Donald Hoffman, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at ST. MARTHA’S ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB. with Father William Monis celebrant.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 PM, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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

Verna Koskewich

1940 – 2022

Mrs. Verna Koskewich of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Koskewich, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Dec. 10, 1926- Jun. 19, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Katherine Ann Nagy of Picture Butte, who passed away at the Sunny South Lodge with her daughters Pearl and Marline at her side on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at the age of 95 years.

Mom’s passion was singing, playing bingo, and playing games with the family.

Katherine will be dearly missed by her children Melvin (Lyla) Schmidt, Marline (Ken) Grayson, Pearl Blair, Vera Beausoleil, Christine (Delbert) Ritchey, Helen (Doug) Parenteau, Mike McCann, Debra Lewis, and her sister Helena Klassen. She will also be missed by her numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her first husband Nicholas Schimdt (1987), her second husband William Nagy (1990), Mom and Dad Abraham & Katrina Fehr; her sister Agnes, 3 brothers and several extended family members.

A Come and Go Reception will be held between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at the family’s residence, 1611- 21A Street, Coaldale, Alberta. Everyone who would like to pay their respects and join the family are welcome.

Cremation has been entrusted to Evergreen Cremations Services.


JENNIE OLEKSY (née Filuk), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Oleksy, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Jennie was born in Minitonas, Manitoba on February 11, 1931. Shortly after, her family moved to a farm in Swan River, Manitoba. She grew up with 14 siblings – nine brothers and five sisters (one sister was her twin), with many wonderful memories of life with them on the farm. She went to a country school (Lancaster) for her elementary school education from Grades one to nine. She attended Swan River High School for Grades 10 to 12. Upon graduation at the age of 17, she taught in a one-room country school.

In 1949-50, she attended Central Normal School in Winnipeg, then taught in various country and town schools in the Swan Valley Region.

She met her husband, Bill Oleksy, while walking on her way to Central Normal School – he was a school teacher as well. They married in 1954. While living in Swan River (first in town and then on a farm), they had three children, Brent, Brenda and Barton.

In 1967, she and Bill moved their family to Lethbridge. The house they bought had a kindergarten in the basement, and so Jennie’s career as the best kindergarten teacher in Lethbridge began – her first year included Barton!

Teaching full-time and raising three children wasn’t enough – Jennie decided to earn her Bachelor of Education Degree and Early Childhood Diploma at the University of Lethbridge – studying nights and weekends. Upon receiving her degree, she moved her kindergarten to Park Meadows Elementary School, and taught until her retirement in 1993. She was well loved by all her students. Even after her stroke in 2010, she could recognize and name grown adults from the five-year-olds she taught, as well as their parents and siblings.

Jennie and Bill traveled extensively, including Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and a driving trip to Canada’s East Coast, as well as many trips to BC to visit family.

She enjoyed playing and watching golf – Rory McIlroy was her current favorite. In football, she cheered for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and, most recently in hockey, Connor McDavid.

Puzzles were a favourite pastime, and she enjoyed gardening and getting her kids to pull weeds.

Jennie is survived by her children and their families: son Brent (Jamie) Oleksy, Rick (Freya), Jody (Craig), Tesla, Nolan and Calder; daughter Brenda (Bob) O’Reilly, Chase; and son Barton Oleksy (Criselda Mierau), Katya Mierau, as well as her brothers, Tim, Wally (Priscilla) and Harvey (Alice), her sisters Ruth (Bill), Anne and Olga (her twin), and many, many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Jennie’s Life will be held at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 2, 2022, commencing at 11:00 A.M with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating. All are welcome. For those unable to join in person, the service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Jennie’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


WILHELMINA “WILLOW” ALLISON VIELLE, passed away on June 21, 2022 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 26 years.  The Wake Service will be held on Monday, July 4, at White Calf Hall, Stand Off from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, July 5 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery. To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.

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