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Tuesday, December 20, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 20, 2022.

SCHULTCHEN, Christopher

CHRISTOPHER FRANZ SCHULTCHEN 1982 – 2022 Our shining son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin has left us. Christopher Franz SCHULTCHEN was born July 10, 1982, in Penticton, British Columbia. He died on November 10, 2022 in Trail, BC.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. with Reverend Gillian Breckenridge, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Christopher-Schultchen-1 and scroll to the bottom of Chris’s obituary.
A private family Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris’s honour to the LCI music department c/o Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel, please call 403-328-2361 for more details.
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CLARKE, Linda

LINDA CLARKE 1951 – 2022 Mrs. Linda Carol Clarke of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Curtis Sparvier, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at the age of 71 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Linda-Clarke and scroll to the bottom of Linda’s obituary.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please adopt a senior for Christmas through any of the long-term care facilities in your hometown.
You are deeply loved and will be greatly missed mom.
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STEELE, Robert

ROBERT “BOB” STEELE 1934 – 2022 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Steele at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 13, 2022 at the age of 88 years.
Bob is survived by his daughters Cathy and Karen and his sons James (Cheryl) and Geoff (Christie), grandchildren Tyler (Tina Marie), Jason, Michael, Christopher and Jaschenka and his great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his brother Doug (Vi) and his sister Donna, his nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Deb, Gary, Stephanie, Don and their families.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2018.
A private family interment will be held at Archmount Cemetery in West Lethbridge Alberta at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you donate to the charity of your choice.
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GONZY, Monica

MONICA GONZY 1953 – 2022 Ms. Monica Gonzy of Stirling, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 69 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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MORNING BIRD, Stacy

MORNING BIRD STACY KELLY MORNING BIRD, passed away in Vancouver, B.C. on December 2, 2022 at the age of 50 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, AB on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.
The Funeral Service will follow at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, AB on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


FRITZLER, Travis

FRITZLER TRAVIS TRENT FRITZLER passed away in his home in Coaldale on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the age of 30 years.
Travis is the loving son of Calvin Fritzler and Shawna Cyr of Coaldale, AB. He is also survived by his sister Ashley (Jordan), grandparents Richard and Betty Fritzler, uncles Miles Fritzler, Rick Fritzler and Wayne (Cindi) Cyr, and aunt Betty (Rick) Eisler, and numerous cousins.
He was predeceased by his grandparents George and Margaret Cyr.
A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.
In memory of Travis Fritzler, donations may be made to your local mental health/addictions recover centers.

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


ERINGFELD, Gesina

ERINGFELD GESINA “SINI” ERINGFELD, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Ben Eringfeld, passed away peacefully with loving family members at her side at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the age of 88 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagné celebrating.
Interment to follow in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

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


LARSON, Donald

DONALD H. LARSON 1938 – 2022 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of DON LARSON, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at the age of 84 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie Larson, his two children Gregory (Claire) Larson and Janice (Scott) Jensen, his eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by all.

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


LECLAIRE, Normand

NORMAND ERNEST LECLAIRE 1935 – 2022 Mr. Normand Ernest Leclaire of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Patricia (Patsy) Leclaire, passed away quietly at Chinook Regional on December 16, 2022, at the age of 87 years.
Norm was born in Edmonton, Alberta, to parents Margaret and Ernest Leclaire. He was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was an avid sportsman. Attending Vancouver College, he participated in a number of sports including football and boxing. He learned to hunt and fish in the endowment lands of the University of British Columbia and the beaches of Point Grey. At the age of 18 he jumped on a train to Regina and joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with stations in Wetaskiwin, Cardston, Taber and finally Manyberries. He met the love of his life, Patricia (Zuback), in Cardston and started a family with four children, Paul, Patty, Peter andBrian. After his last stationing he left the RCMP and soon joined the United Food and Commercial Workers union as a Business Agent. An ardent advocate for labour rights, he spent over 30 years in the service before finally retiring. Spending an additional 10 year on the Alberta Labour Relations Board.
Norm was a passionate sportsman with a particular passion for hunting and fishing. A passion that he passed on to two generations of Leclaires. If not in the truck out hunting or fishing with his children and grandchildren, he would be in the stands watching them play sports whether it was basketball, judo, hockey or football. He enjoyed his last game this past fall in Calgary watching his grandson on the University of Saskatchewan. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of his life.
Norm was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia (Patsy) Leclaire (Zuback), his parents Ernie and Margaret, his sisters Joyce and Eugenie, and his brother Paul. He is survived by his son Paul Leclaire, wife Kathy, grandchildren Peter and Laura, and great grandchildren Chloe, Conner and Chase; daughter Patty Leclaire, husband Mark MacMahon and grandchildren Daniel and Emily; son Peter Leclaire, wife Jill and grandsons Dru, Leif and Reid; and son Brian Leclaire and children Brienne and Brett.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at Royal View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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DEMEDEIROS, Maria

MARIA AUGUSTA DEMEDEIROS 1942 – 2022 Mrs. Maria Augusta Demedeiros of Victoria, beloved wife of the late Mr. Manuel Demedeiros, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 80 years.
Maria is survived by her children Jorge (Kristina) Demedeiros of Brentwood Bay, BC, Maria (George) Demedeiros of Lethbridge, AB, John (Michelle) Demedeiros of Parksville, BC, Albert (Aida) Demedeiros of Terrace, BC, Victor (Sabrina) Demedeiros of Nanaimo, BC; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held for Maria in Victoria, BC after Christmas.
Maria will be laid to rest beside her husband Manuel in the Royal Oak Cemetery in Victoria, BC.
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SMALL LEGS, Susan

Small Legs It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Susan Small Legs, on December 9, 2022, at the age of 47.
A Wake Service was held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5 Ave, Fort Macleod, on Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service was held at The Piikani Nation Community Hall, on Monday, December 19, 2022, at 12:00 P.M.
Following the Funeral Service, Susan was laid to rest at the Piikani Nation Cemetery.
Family and friends were invited back to Piikani Nation Community Hall for the Reception.


MANN, Norman

MANN NORMAN WESLEY MANN, of Turin, beloved partner of Mary Hennigar, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 84 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


MAZUTINEC, Beverly

MAZUTINEC BEVERLY MAZUTINEC, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late John Mazutinec Sr., passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Health Centre on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


WRIGHT, Julie

WRIGHT JULIE ANNAMARIE WRIGHT, beloved wife of James Wright, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 77 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


MARTIN, Annette

MARTIN ANNETTE MARTIN, beloved wife of Max Martin, passed away on December 17, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday December 22, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North 400 West, Raymond, AB.
Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 10:00 to 10:45am, prior to the Service at the Church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


VOS, Rika

RIKA VOS 1935 – 2022 Mrs. Rika Vos of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gerrit Vos, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
At Rika’s request, no funeral will be held.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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ELLEFSON, Bryan

BRYAN ELLEFSON 1948 – 2022 Mr. Bryan Ellefson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Linda Ellefson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 74 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, December 23, 2022, at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 CRESCENT AVE, Picture Butte, Alberta with Father Tim Boyle and Father Ian Gagne, celebrant.
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Barry Thomson
1942 – 2022
Lawrence Barry Thomson, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 80 years.
Details regarding a service for Barry will be made available in the next few weeks. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Barry is survived by his children Randy (Julie), Laurie, Wendy, Darcy (Barb) and Charlene (Rob); eleven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Dale, Fred (Karen), Jim (Elaine), Doug (Trudy) and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Barry was a man of very few words but wore many hats. His family and community benefited by his helpful and generous nature. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Leone Johannson

1935 – 2022

  Leone Margaret Johannson, passed away in Taber on Monday, December 19,

2022 at the age of 87 years.

  Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.

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

(403) 223-8778.


Carl Hajek

1935 – 2022

 Carl Hajek, beloved husband of the late Ines Hajek, passed away in Taber on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

 A private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Friday, December 23, 2022. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

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

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