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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 24, 2022.

SHAW, Donald

SHAW DONALD GEORGE SHAW, beloved husband of Karen and the late Afton Shaw, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 27th, at 11:00 am at the Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (846 -1 Ave West), Cardston, AB. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 – 10:45 am. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Leavitt Cemetery.
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CORBY It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of TOM CORBY, of Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, December 12, 2022 at the age of 63 years.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Doris and Stephen Corby. He is survived by his brother Dave (Antonia) Corby; sisters Cathy Corby, Doris (John) Connors, Hilda (John) Brown, Jane (Ed) Bohuch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom had a bright adventurous spirit that led him down many various roads, both good and not so good. He would always assist anyone who needed help and he was there to lend a listening ear in his AA group for many years. Tom loved and was there for his parents in their old age and their time of need, along with his sister Cathy. Tom was a welder by trade and developed many other skills over the years. He was an artist, a poet and enjoyed listening to his favorite CKUA radio station. Even as he began to have heart and other health issues he enjoyed fishing, biking and walking in nature. Tom loved prospecting for ammolite with his sister’s dog, Lucy, and going to the South Country Fair and dancing up a storm. Tom trusted his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and is looking forward to his soon coming. We will miss his offbeat sense of humour and distinctive laugh in our lives so much.
A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Rocky Brave Rock officiating.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Tom’s name can be made to any cause supporting Ukraine.

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LANDRY JOHN FREDERICK LANDRY, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Lisa Dyck, and father of Carrie and Aaron, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at the age of 70 years.
At John’s request, no funeral will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone.

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LINDA ST. LAURENT 1979 – 2022 Ms. Linda St. Laurent, loving daughter of Edna L’Heureux and the late Edouard St. Laurent passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, due to her prolonged heart issues.
She is also survived by her brother Luc (Nancy), as well as nieces and nephew, auntie, uncles and cousins and a family friend Lloyd.
She was predeceased by her grandparents Adrien L’Heureux, Aurele and Marie-Paule St. Laurent; aunties Doreen, Madeline, Yvette, and uncles Raymond and Andre.
She was feisty, and was always willing to help those in need; her bright smile will be forever missed.
Linda will be privately remembered by those who loved her.
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DALE WILSON 1935 – 2022 We are sad to announce the passing of Dale George Wilson at Chinook Regional Hospital, on December 16, 2022, at the age of 87.
Dale is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey, son Darren (Brenda) Wilson, daughters Marion Champion and Michele (Bill) Scheurkogel, grandchildren Jeffrey (Jenn) Wilson, Kayla (Casey) Frattin, Levi Champion, Ethan (Ayla) Champion, Kory Scheurkogel (Jessica Wigton), Kevin Scheurkogel, Kristal Scheurkogel (Eric DeLauw), and 2 great grandchildren Brooklyn and Walker Wilson. He is also survived by his brother Kelly (Melissa) Wilson, sister in law Marlene Wilson, as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was predeceased by his parents Cliff and Arley and his brother Norman.
Dale was born January 23rd, 1935, in Edson, Alberta, and later moved to Lethbridge with his parents. Dale attended school at McLean School and later McNally school where he met Audrey in grade 6. He and Audrey married in 1957 and lived in Calgary before moving to Lethbridge where Dale worked as a Steam Engineer at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre for 35 years.
Dale loved sports and over the years played broomball, hockey, and played slow pitch for many years, travelling to St. George, Utah, for the Huntsman World Senior Games for 20 years. Dale had a love for bowling starting in 1959 and continuing until last year. Dale was outgoing and made friends everywhere he went, and he and Audrey welcomed everyone into their home. Dale was so loved and will be greatly missed.
Dale’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Chinook Regional Hospital and Tara and Monique at the heart clinic.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.
A private family graveside service will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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SOPHIE SUPRANOW 1919 – 2022 Mrs. Sophie Supranow of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Daniel Supranow, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highland on Thursday, December, 22nd, 2022 at the age of 103 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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MAZUTINEC 1940 – 2022 With profound sadness we announce the passing of BEV MAZUTINEC, our loving and devoted mom and friend to all whose lives she touched. Bev left us on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the age of 82 years.
Bev loved her family very much. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her three children: John (Sheila) Mazutinec, Teresa (Don) Garber and Rita (Todd) O’Hara; her six grandchildren: Trevor (Carla) Mazutinec, Trent (Taylor) Mazutinec, Kyle (Kelsey) Garber, Marcie Garber (James), Bryan (Kristen) O’Hara and Karmen (Kevin) Douglas; and her 11 great-grandchildren: Emmett & Blythe Mazutinec, Bauer & Blayke Mazutinec, Payten & Dylan Garber, Sawyer & Addy O’Hara, Ryley and Skylar and Brooke Douglas.
Bev is predeceased by her beloved husband John, parents, Gordon and Elenore Burns, sister Faye Abdalian and parents-in-law Alex and Julia Mazutinec.
Born in Carmangay, Alberta, Bev grew up on her family farm. She attended school in Carmangay. She met John in her senior year of high school and they were married on October 18, 1958. They lived in Shaughnessy, Nobleford, and Red Deer before they moved to Milk River in 1972.
Bev worked at many banks from the time she graduated high school until she began working as the Secretary of Erle Rivers High School a position she held for 34 years. Over the years, she touched the lives of many staff, students and their families. She volunteered as Treasurer for St. Paul’s United Church in Milk River for many years.
Bev lived a full life as a wonderful wife, mom, friend and secretary. She loved to cook and entertain. Almost every week, family and friends gathered at John and Bev’s and were always well fed!
The family would like to thank all the staff at Bow Island Long Term Care for the excellent care mom received.
A Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.
Bev will be laid to rest at a private graveside service in Milk River.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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VIOLA BEHRNS 1933 – 2022 Mrs. Viola Behrns of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Herbert Behrns, passed away at Adaptacare, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the age of 89 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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STAN LEWICKI 1942 – 2022 Stanley John Lewicki of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Dianne Lewicki, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 19, 2022 at the age of 80 years.
Stan was Born July 11, 1942 in Lethbridge to E. Stanley Lewicki and Anna (nee: Krasiy) Lewicki. He graduated from St. Francis Boys’ High School in Lethbridge in 1960. Where he met many of his life-long friends. In 1962, Stan met his life-long love Dianne who he married in 1964 and they were blessed with 58 years together. He completed Apprenticeship training in 3 trades to become a Journeyman Welder, Machinist and Millwright. Stan obtained these tickets with the help of Dianne who held down the fort raising their 3 young children while he studied at SAIT in Calgary.
After working in the Trades for 15 years, Stan began a new career as a Trades Consultant, and later a Manager, with the Alberta government’s Apprenticeship branch in Lethbridge where he worked for 27 years until his retirement in 2006.
Stan enjoyed many hobbies and interests, including photography, astronomy, woodworking, metal turning, motorcycles, cycling, inventing new tools and more!
Stan also loved to travel so long as his feet and wheels remained firmly on the ground. Over the years, he and Dianne enjoyed many motorcycle and camping trips with their family and close friends. Stan was also an avid storyteller and could be counted on to deliver the best story or joke for any situation.
Besides his loving wife, Stan is survived by his son Greg (Ethel) Lewicki, daughters Michele (Victor) del Valle and Susanne (Terrence) Lazarus; grandchildren Nicole, Deanna, Sarah and Devin; and sister Annie Moser.
Stan was predeceased by his father E. Stanley Lewicki, mother Anna (nee Krasiy) Lewicki, brothers Daniel and Henry Lewicki, sister Mary Klopp, his mother and father in law and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law who were very dear to him.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Derek Remus celebrant.
Flowers are graciously declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, or the Arthritis Society of Canada, 393 University Ave Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6.
The family would like to thank Stan’s general physician Dr. Walsh, Lethbridge Paramedics, Dr. Ritchie, Dr. Wynder, Dr. Akinsipe as well as the amazing nurses and support staff on Unit 4C, including but not limited to Jessy, Kate, Jackie, Susan and Tiffany.
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GONZY, Monica

MONICA ELIZABETH GONZY 1953 – 2022 Monica Elizabeth Gonzy, beloved mother of Jerry Tymensen and sister of Shirley Cashen, Sheila Newinger and Allan Gonzy slipped away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2022, at the Raymond Health Centre, at the age of 69 years.
Monica (Mon) was born in Lethbridge on August 01, 1953, the second daughter and fourth child of Louis and Jeanne Gonzy. Her birthplace, St Michael’s hospital would later play a significant role in her life. Monica married just out of High School and she and Wilf welcomed a son Jerald Tymensen on December 15, 1971. When Jerry was a little older, Mon decided to go back to school. She applied to the Lethbridge Community College in the Faculty of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in October, class of ’81. She began her nursing career immediately, first at St. Michael’s, then, when it closed, at Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. Monica was a kind, compassionate and very professional nurse. She loved her job and would regale us with both happy and sad stories sometimes punctuated with the gallows humour that softened the often-heartbreaking cases she and her colleagues dealt with daily. She made many friends and was beloved to all her patients. Mon’s nursing career was cut short due to health issues and she had to leave nursing. Not ready for retirement yet, she parlayed her medical and people skills into another vocation and became a massage therapist, her clients benefitting once again from her compassion and healing touch. Eventually, plagued by both mental and physical health issues, Mon decided to kiss the work world goodbye and embrace retirement.
Her home in Stirling was her paradise. She enjoyed the solitude of her garden and huge backyard and spent many hours planting, pruning & nurturing her shrubs, trees and beautiful flowers, many of which started as “clippings” from family, friends and neighbours. They became homes for owls, hawks, lots of birds, butterflies and other critters. She loved to restore and paint or repair items that were broken and many a statue in her “serenity garden” got a facelift. Monica was also a very talented pianist, another of her creative arts. She was able to play most any tune by ear and she found great comfort in her music.
Monica is survived by her son Jerry, her furry, best friend Ajax, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, sisters Shirley and Sheila, brother Allan and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Jeanne Gonzy and brothers Gerald and Lou Gonzy.
A private family inurnment of Monica’s ashes into her parents’ gravesite will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Mental Health Association, 426 6 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9.
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RABBIT, Christopher

RABBIT Christopher Sean Rabbit passed away on December 14, 2022 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 31 years.
A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, December 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, December 28 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Rabbit family Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.
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KOVALUK, Delores

KOVALUK DELORES KOVALUK, of Lethbridge, passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2022, at the age of 89 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Percy as well as one daughter, Colleen.
She is survived by two sons, Perry (Margaret) Kovaluk of Edmonton and Dwayne Kovaluk (Michalle Biedrava) of Edmonton, one daughter, Melaney (Neal) Povey of Lethbridge, son-in-law Peter Chan of Edmonton, one brother, Darrell Anderson of Edmonton. Delores also leaves her grandchildren (who were the love of her life), Nicole (Brennan) McMillan of Calgary and Nathan Povey (Emily Kerber) of Lethbridge.
Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She touched us all and our time with her was unforgettable. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor (which was with her to the end) will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her.
Delores was a member in many organizations throughout her life, and she contributed countless volunteer hours. She also enjoyed bowling, bingo and the odd visit to a casino.
Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date.
We Love You Mom.

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MIECHKOTA, Geraldine

MIECHKOTA GERALDINE “VERA” MIECHKOTA, beloved wife of the late Michael Miechkota, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at the age of 99 years.
Vera was predeceased by her son Michael. She is survived by her daughter Gerry (Gerrit Leusink), son Terry (Mary Lou), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
As per Vera’s wishes, there will be no formal service. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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KLASSEN SUSANA KLASSEN, beloved wife of Francisco Klassen and cherished mother to Adrian and Briana, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 23, 2022 at the age of 38 years.
A Visitation will be held at the PICTURE BUTTE MENNONITE CHURCH – 212029 Hwy 519, Picture Butte, AB on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service to follow with Pastor David Wiebe officiating. The service will be live-streamed and may be accessed via Susana’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Service, Susana will be laid to rest at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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Ivy Lee

1929 – 2022

 Ivy Grace Lee, beloved wife of the late Glen Lee, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

 Ivy is survived by her son Tom (Glenda) Lee; sisters Joyce Lypka and Frances (Jerry) Thacker; sisters-in-law Carol Annon, Karen Annon and by numerous nieces and nephews.  

 She was predeceased by her husband Glen Lee; parents William and Margaret (nee Keeler) Annon; stepmother Bertha Annon; sisters Nona Cuthill and Wilma (Warren) Quinnell; brothers Anthony Annon and Roger Annon; daughter-in-law Debbie Lee; brothers-in-law Martin Lypka,  Eddie (Mary) Lee, Ralph (Doreen) Lee and sister-in-law Lora (Dean) Mcknight.

 Ivy was born in Winnifred on January 29, 1929, the eldest daughter of William and Margaret Annon. She attended River School which was situated near the coal mine where her dad worked.  She always said she was born a coal miner’s daughter.  This school closed when the teacher joined the air force. Ivy completed high school in Bow Island before she obtained a Teacher’s Certificate from the University of Calgary. She taught school at Sunnynook, Alberta, taking over from a supervisor and at Etzikom for two years.  In 1950 she married Glen Lee and a year later their son Tom was born. For the first five years they lived at the Huff place with only a prairie trail leading in resulting in weeks at a time being snowed in.  In 1956 they moved to Grandpa Lee’s place so Tom could go to school. In 1961 they built a new house with their first running water, both in and out! She resided there till 2013 before moving to Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island.  Following a fall, she moved to the long term care facility just two years ago. 

 Ivy belonged to the Women’s Institute, Community Club, Sunshine Club, she was a 4-H Clothing Club leader and a also member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

 Ivy loved teaching so much she continued to substitute every chance she got.  In reading her journals back to her, the days were filled with having company for coffee, going for coffee, shopping, babysitting and sometimes all on the same day! 

 Ivy and Glen were fortunate to take many trips back to South Dakota, Hawaii, a legion trip to Europe, the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Disneyland, bus trips to Alaska, Nashville/Indianapolis/Chicago. Most of their car excursions were enjoyed in the company of Harry and Betty Cooper.

 Ivy was always a classy dresser and her weekly hair styling trips were a must.  Mom loved little kids and they loved her. Sewing was her passion. She made many clothes and enjoyed taking every sewing class that came along. Later, she turned to quilting and nieces, nephews and others received quillows as grad gifts. She did all the trends as they came along, be it ceramics, leatherwork, decoupage or artex and was an accomplished knitter as well. 

 A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Etzikom Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

 One of Ivy’s proud moments was the completion of the Etzikom history book for which she spent countless hours fretting over getting it ‘just right’.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ivy’s name may be made directly to the Etzikom Museum, Box 585 Etzikom, Alberta T0K 0W0.

 Ivy was grateful for the friendships that were forged with both the residents and caregivers during her time at the Lodge. The family gives thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the care that she received at both the Lodge and Long Term.  We know you will be missing her as well.

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

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