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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 28, 2023.

LEHTO, Mary MARY MARGARET LEHTO 1930 – 2023 REMEMBRANCE IN LIFE’S PASSING IS THE TRUEST FORM OF LOVE ONE CAN GIVE Mary passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 22nd January 2023.
She spent her life supporting her family and friends in ways that were meaningful to her. She took part in Royal Purple, 4H and contributed to other clubs and events regularly.
Her family will always remember her kindness, strong will and work ethic. Mary drove school bus in Picture Butte for 35 years before retiring at age 65. Along with her husband Bill, they formed the Bow River Orchestra and enjoyed playing at local venues.
Mary was born in Iron Springs, Alberta, married Bill in 1949, raising her family on the farm in the Barrhill area.
Mary was predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) Lehto, son, Larry Lehto and parents, John and Elizabeth Sauer, Son-In-Laws Russ Johnson and Cam Moore, she was the last of 9 siblings.
She is survived by her children Diane Johnson, Shirley Petty (Kevin), Brenda Cleghorn (Gary), Sandy Moore and Wayne Lehto.
Her grandchildren Michelle (Karl Erik), Michael (Heather), Lisa, Emma (George), Chris (Sarah), Ryan (Ashley), Jalayne (Jeff), Chelsea (Michael), Brady, Jason (Jodi), Courtney (Jesse) and Ashley. Great grandchildren, Soren, Eden Nate, Linc, and Alix, Olivia, Emmett and Sierra, Jordynn, Levi and Kynleigh, Abbi and Ben
Mary will be lovingly remembered as a caring, kind and compassionate person. She was a woman of faith, trusting her efforts would bring positive change even if she couldn’t see it right away. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
“She helped us grow with love, truth, honesty, hope, confidence and self worth.”
Cremation is entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Internment and a family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
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DANGAS, Kathy KATHY ANN DANGAS Dec. 3, 1957 – Dec. 19, 2022 Kathy Ann Dangas beloved wife of the late Barry Dangas passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on December 19, 2022 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care. Kathy just entered her 65th birthday. She enjoyed fishing, being with wildlife, puzzles, playing cards and Sunday gatherings with her siblings. Kathy will be forever missed and fondly remembered by her siblings, family and friends.
Survived by her siblings Diane Decaire (Ray), George Ress (Wendy – deceased), Frank Ress (Olga), Rosemary Vanderkooy (Peter – deceased), and numerous nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her parents Mike & Agnes Ress, siblings Donna Michael, James Ress & Alex Ress.
At Kathy’s request, no services will be held.

HORVATH, Lita HORVATH Aug. 17, 1934 – Jan. 19, 2023 Lita Horvath has flown directly to heaven leaving behind her sorrows and suffering. Mom is now in the loving arms of Jesus together with her beloved: husband Steve; sons, David Stephen and Alan John; daughter, Della Julia; her parents; and in-laws.
Lita was born in Raymond, Alberta, lived the first part of her life in the farming community of Readymade, moved to Coaldale and Lethbridge in retirement and spent the last fourteen years in Calgary near her eldest daughter and family. Although she had a quiet nature, Lita’s primary career as bank teller gave her contact with many people which she found very enjoyable and satisfying.
Relatives mourning Lita’s passing include: surviving daughter Cathy (Fred) Zinkhofer; sister, Rosemary Bartosek; son-in-law Ken Kunkel; four grandchildren, Stephen Zinkhofer (Emily Nolan), Darrin Zinkhofer, Lindsay and Kenny Kunkel; three great-grandchildren, Addison Kunkel, Esmé Della Zinkhofer and Bailey Della Kunkel; sisters-in-law, Ethel Hanna, Jane Horvath and Mary Perrault; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in Czechia.
The many friends Lita made over the years will miss her sense of humour and generosity. Lita loved gift giving, including many offerings of love and friendship from her excellent kitchen.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation. A few of Lita’s numerous donees were: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada, Kidney Foundation, War Amps, Salvation Army, Catholic Womens’ League and St. Ambrose Parish.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 1 p.m on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1513-23rd Avenue in Coaldale, AB. Interment will immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.
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BIG SORREL HORSE, Delia BIG SORREL HORSE – CROW CHIEF DELIA BIG SORREL HORSE-CROW CHIEF “Ikiinaipotaki” passed away on January 20, 2023 in Cardston, AB at the age of 39 years. A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, January 29 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 30 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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SCOUT, Bernice SCOUT Bernice Scout “Saikaamohtsaakii” February 13, 1950 – January 22, 2023 She leaves to mourn her children Kendon (Lacey), Lanni (Brian) and Stacey (Fred). Her Beloved Grandchildren Alejandro, Keira, Katniss, and Rivers. The Girls Sharmaine, Shayleigh, and Shenacie. Her sisters Yvonne Big Crow, Florence Scout, and Lucille Scout. Her sister-in-law Pauline Tallow. She always had a special place for her nephew Herman Scout. She had kept a place in her heart for all her Nieces and Nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Bill and Lily Scout. The love of her life Leonard Old Shoes. Her brothers Willy Scout, Hugh Scout, Vernon Scout, and Edwin Scout. Nieces Glenda (Annie) Scout, Krista Wolf Child, Kristine Wolf Child, Marie Red Crow, Ernestine Red Crow, and Flora Red Crow. Nephews Jason Red Crow, J.R. Red Crow. Inlaws Percy Old Shoes, Mark Old Shoes, Joe Old Shoes.
A Wake Service will be held at the Tanner Center, Cardston on Monday, January 30 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, January 31 at 11:00 am. Interment will take place in St. Paul’s cemetery.
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BOTA, Declan DECLAN BOTA 2018 – 2023 Master Declan Lee Bota of Lethbridge, beloved son to parents Thomas and Lora, and adored brother of Alexander, Cayleigh, and Bethany, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the age of 4 years.
Declan was born in Red Deer, Alberta on April 11, 2018. He was raised in Lethbridge and attended Galbraith Elementary EEP Program. He loved music, blocks and putting things in lines. Declan always had a smile for everyone and loved to explore the world around him. He will be dearly missed by not just his family, but also his camping family.
Besides his loving parents Thomas and Lora, Declan leaves behind his sisters Cayleigh and Bethany; brother Alexander; grandparents Brad Shaw, Karen Miers, Tom Dulewich, and Chris and Arlen Unrau.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Donna and Elved Hughes and great grandparents Bertha and Ron Bota.
A Celebration of Declan’s life will take place at 2:00 pm, on Friday, February 10, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Please feel free to wear bright colors, especially purple and green which were Declan’s favorite colors!
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Canada, http://www.epilepsy.ca or the Alberta Children’s Hospital, https://www.childrenshospital.ab.ca/
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TAN, Jing Tang JING TANG TAN 1956 – 2023 Mr. Jing Tang Tan of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lai “Fanny” Lim, passed away tragically in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the age of 66 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when complete.
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HOGLUND, Kenneth KENNETH ERNEST HOGLUND 1931 – 2023 Mr. Kenneth Ernest Hoglund of Fort Macleod, AB passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 24, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, January 30, 2023 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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LUIMES, Margaret MARGARET LUIMES 1948 – 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the passing Margaret Gaitske Luimes of Lethbridge, and it is with joy that heaven welcomes her. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully at home after a battle with cancer on January 22, 2023 at the age of 74 years. She will be missed but we know her voice has joined the chorus of angels above.
Born in Holland, she immigrated to Canada with her parents and four siblings and lived in the Abbotsford area. Growing up, her family frequently moved around the lower mainland until she was married to Gerrit (Bill) Luimes in 1968. They started to farm on Vancouver Island and this is where they had their first two children. After six years on the island, they sold their dairy farm and moved to Ontario where they dairy farmed and added four more children to their family. In 1987, they moved back west and dairy farmed south of Nobleford until her Bill’s death in 2003.
Margaret stayed in the Lethbridge area and moved into a house built by one of her sons. Along the way she was the proud mother for five weddings of her children and saw 10 grandchildren added to her family. She remarried in 2008 to Fred Bosma and each member of his family found space in her heart too. She worked hard, raised six children, volunteered for years, sang in a choir every chance she had, created art with her quilting, collected rocks and seashells from her many travels around the globe, and lived life to the fullest touching the lives around her everywhere she went.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Monday, January 30, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Ave, Nobleford, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. A private family Interment will be held in the Nobleford Monarch Cemetery.
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PAYNE, Nanette NANETTE LYNN PAYNE 1941 – 2023 Mrs. Nanette “Nan” Payne of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Terence Payne, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
Nan was born the oldest of 3 children on November 26, 1941, to parents Helen and Earl Dedels. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was an amazing homemaker who could cook, bake, sew, knit- just about anything with her hands! She was also a nurse for several years.
After retiring from nursing, she helped Terry run his business. Together they enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, camping and travelling in their RV.
Nan is survived by daughters Lori Bruneau, Nicole Bruneau and Shannon Bruneau; son Garth; grandchildren Kyle Helmer, Gage (Catherine) Dodds, Dane Vallet, Justin Jensen, Riley Dodds and Mikhel Bruneau; and sister Doraine (BJ) Jensen.
Besides her loving husband Terence, Nan was predeceased by her parents Helen and Earl, and brother Allen (Butch).
Nan will be privately remembered by her family and friends.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an animal shelter or rescue in your area.
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WILSON, Albert ALBERT WILSON 1979 – 2023 With profound heartbreak the family of Albert Paul Wilson of Coleman, AB announce his sudden passing on Sunday, January 15, 2023, in Sparwood, BC.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Friday, January 27, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday January 28, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. With Pastor Jep Banda, officiating. Interment to follow in the Royal View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations into a trust fund being set up for Albert’s grandsons Cloud and Abel.
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WALKER, Tyler TYLER WALKER 1988 – 2023 Tyler Walker of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the age of 34 years.
He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Charlotte, Mother Mel, Stepfather Tom, and Brother Glenn, as well as countless other friends and family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Croatian Hall at 3794 30 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 6Z4 on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 2:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour the memory of Tyler may donate to the Lethbridge Hockey Hounds, https://lethbridgehurricanes.com/hockey-hounds
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WILSON, Elberta WILSON It is with a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our mother, ELBERTA MAUD WILSON (née Christensen) of Lethbridge, AB. Mom passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, January 25th 2023 at the age of 68 years.
She is survived by her greatest joys: son Casey (Amanda) Wilson and daughters Danielle (Dave) Gudmundson, Kim (Travis) Cadman, as well as her grandchildren, which were the light of her life; Tyrell, Reece, Ashton, Carson, Brooklyn, Hayli, Tavin, Talin, Maddison, Ashley, and Adam and great-grandson, Dax. She is also survived by her sisters, Shainne (Monte) Harker and Colette (Dan) Taylor and brother Forrest (Barbara) Christensen and many special nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Ryan Wilson.
Mom grew up on a small farm just outside of Magrath, AB. She was a member of the Del Bonita 4H club for many years. She worked at the Magrath Trading Company at the lunch counter, making hot delicious meals every day. This started her love of cooking! Later, Mom moved away to further her education at the University of Bozeman, in Montana, then transferred to the University of Alberta, to attain her Bachelor of Education in 1976, fulfilling her dream of becoming a Home Economics teacher.
Mom loved being Mrs. Wilson at Wilson Middle School, where she spent her entire career until retirement. Mom took great pride in sewing all the latest fashions for her kids and grandkids. She loved to cook, always making sure everyone was well-fed, including the numerous Lethbridge Hurricane Hockey players she billeted. Mom thoroughly enjoyed Tuesdays and Thursdays, going to the Bridges program, where she cooked and played cards with her boys.
Mom will be dearly missed by all.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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MEHEW, John MEHEW, John 1936 – 2023 John Michael Mehew passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Centre January 27, 2023. Beloved husband to Bev Mehew (nee: Audenart); and father to Cherie Moser, Don (Mona) Mehew, Barry (Marilyn) Mehew, Deena (Wes) Ashford and Jan (John) Scott.
John was predeceased by his first wife Mary Snow Mehew in 1979.
Friends may Meet the Family ONLY from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Knight Street Chapel, Raymond, Alberta. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday February 1, 2023, at the Knight Street Chapel, with interment to be held afterwards at Temple Hill Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s memory to Raymond Hospital Auxiliary.
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