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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 4, 2023.

MCMILLAN, John MCMILLAN With sadness and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Edward Roy McMillan our Dad, aka “Jack” and “Jocko” on January 20, 2023. Born in Lethbridge on March 7, 1931 to Gertrude and Roy, Jack signed up early with the RCAF leading him to his most treasured career as a pilot. He found it remarkable that his lifetime experiences spanned driving a horse and buggy from Lethbridge to the YMCA camp in Waterton at age 14 to flying supersonic jets during the Cold War. Jack married his high school sweetheart Vivian Lecog. Together they raised 3 children, Randy, Susan (George) and Lori (Bill), living from coast to coast and overseas. Upon retirement, Jack adopted the snowbird life, spending decades traveling to Arizona where he found companions ‘of his ilk” for fun and adventure. When no longer able to drive those great distances, Jack retired to his hometown, reuniting with old friends and family. He especially enjoyed his new shuffleboard group at the Gardens.
Predeceased by his parents, brother Wally and second wife Shirley. Jack is survived by his sister Arlene, brother Stuart (Faye), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jocko loved the sun and wishes to rest under a desert saguaro.
CLARKE, Ann ANN MARIE CLARKE July 1, 1938 – Jan. 9, 2023 Ann Clarke (Scullen) passed away peacefully in Modesto CA on January 9, 2023.
She was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 1, 1938 to Eddie and Annie Scullen (Wesselman). Ann was preceded in death by her husband Bob of 58 years.
They had 2 children, Bob Jr. and Beverly, 5 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, who was born on her birthday in 2022. Bob and Ann made their home in California for over 50 years, moved to Orting, Washington for nine years, then settled back in Modesto in 2013. Ann worked as a bookkeeper for several years, but her joy was raising her children. After she retired, Ann took joy in volunteering for the Modesto Health Department for several years, enjoying the camaraderie there. When Bob retired, Ann got him volunteering too. They were a pair to draw to as Ann would say.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life from 1-4 on April 2, 2023 at 1856 Hunt Ave Modesto Ca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way Modesto Ca 95356.

LYNAGH, David DAVID LYNAGH February 5, 1939 – December 8, 2022 In loving memory, a Funeral Mass will be held for David at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. All are welcome to attend.
David was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to northern Alberta in 1968. In 1969, the family moved to Lethbridge in search of better weather.
David worked as a teacher and educator for most of the 53 years he lived in the city. He will be missed by his wife Eileen; his three children: Ann, Niall and Michael and six grandchildren; his surviving three siblings in Ireland and numerous relatives. David hopes to be remembered by his former students, colleagues and friends.
The family would like to thank the Cassis family for years of medical care; the staff with Alberta Home Care, The View, Chinook Regional Hospital and the Good Samaritan palliative unit.
In David’s memory, please do something kind to make our world a better place or donate to Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.ca)
“I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree.” W. B. Yeats To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
GREGG, Jean JEAN MARIE GREGG Nov. 14, 1931 – Dec. 11, 2022 It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Mother.
Jean was born in Crookston, MN to Willis and Margaret LePoidevin, she had two younger brothers Willis Casey and Kenneth they grew up together in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Jean graduated High School in Bonners Ferry and would attend Eastern Washington University to pursue her teaching degree. After graduating, Jean taught School in several cities in the US.
Jean was offered a teaching position in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, so being the courageous person she was she said yes to Canada.
She arrived at the Canadian border with five children driving a white Cadillac and horse trailer in tow.
In the fall of 1967, the amazing Mrs. Gregg was introduced to School District 51.
Jean would teach School at Lakeview for most of her thirty-year career. She was an incredible teacher and was passionate about teaching kids never a dull moment in her classroom. She made learning fun inspiring kids to dream big and believe anything was possible if they worked hard.
Jean truly enjoyed every day at Lakeview School and cherished the moments she had with her students and fellow teachers many of them becoming lifelong friends. One of her favorite hobbies was being a member of the Bluebird Association and building nests for the wild bluebird habitat with her friend Eleanor.
After retiring from Teaching, Mom traveled extensively throughout Canada and the USA.
Mom would make yearly trips to see her brother Casey in Fort Worth, Texas driving her red Honda all the way. Jean would go visit her son Scott in Phoenix, AZ. She would buy a winter home in Mesa, AZ. and would spend many winters there, loving the hummingbirds and desert flowers.
Jean loved to explore and loved new adventures.
On one of her many trips, she would travel on her son Greg’s 65-foot fishing boat as a deckhand from Seattle to Alaska. My brother was an incredible tour guide teaching her the life of a commercial fisherman. Mom said it was a trip of a lifetime.
Mom had so many different interests and loved debating politics with her son Michael and talking about the stock market. Mom loved learning about new things, she read every day and listened to CBC news on her radio. Jean also had a passion for flowers she truly loved growing them, arranging them, it was her happy place. She would always have fresh-cut flowers around her home it was a luxury she enjoyed. Her daughters Deborah and Julie shared her love of flowers and planted many beautiful gardens together.
Jean lived a thousand lifetimes.
In her final letter to her children “My life would have been worthless without you kids, as you made my life worthwhile, I love you so.”
Jean will be greatly missed by her children Deborah (Harry), Greg, Julie (Jack) and Scott. Jean was predeceased by her son Michael. Her loving grandchildren Casey, Krista, Jessie, Cody, Savannah, Dylan, Lexi, and Jaeger. Great grandchildren Remi, Jada, David, Nathan, Jason, Kyson, Kaycee.
Her children would like to say Thank You for Everything.
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GIESBRECHT, Ben GIESBRECHT BEN “BENNY DA BEAR” GIESBRECHT, of New Dayton, AB, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at the age of 79 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his children, Linda, Joey, Mike (Susan), Sandi (Joe) and Deanna, as well as many adoring grandchildren.
Ben was predeceased by his oldest son, Marty, and his parents.
Ben was born on March 12, 1943 in Chihuahua, Mexico and was the oldest of 11 children. It was here that he spent most of his youth before moving with his family to Alberta, Canada.
Ben was a Maintainer Operator for the County of Warner until his retirement. He was honest, reliable, hard-working and had quite a unique whistle. Ben had a great sense of humor and got a kick out of replying to any and all questions with “NOT!”. He loved fishing and enjoyed being in a dart league.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
“We love you Dad! Baaaa.”

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WALDER, Betty BETTY LOUISE WALDNER (HANSON) Feb. 7, 1928 to Jan. 25, 2023 We are sad to announce the passing of our dear Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother, just 13 days before her 95th birthday. Mom passed away in Edmonton but she lived most of her life in Rycroft and Lethbridge.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Harold Waldner, son Hal Waldner, daughter Cyndee Waldner and 2 infant daughters, as well as her parents Muriel and Melvin Hanson, mother-in-law Flora Meyer and husband Ed Meyer, brother Bob Hanson, sister Marg Divins, brother-in-law Ken Supina, brother-in-law Bill Divins and brother-in-law Art Waldner; nephews Ken Supina, Steve Supina and Alvin Waldner and niece Shelley Divins Lillico.
Mom has left many wonderful memories for her daughters, Dianna (Richard) Abrams and Shauna Waldner, and daughter-in-law Deb Waldner; for her grandchildren, Jayson (Tanya) Abrams, Brett Abrams, Trent Reisinger (Danya Robertson), Brant Waldner, Jenna Scott (Corey Sullivan), Jodie Waldner, Dayne Waldner, Taylor (Megan) Waldner; for her great grandchildren, Christian Webber, Jordan Bennie, Gabby and Tyler Abrams, Isabella and Ryker Waldner, Ada and Rori Waldner; and for her great great grandchildren, Willow, Sawyer and Walker Webber and their mother Nickie Webber. Also loving and missing her is her sister Arlene Supina, sister-in-law Bea Hanson, sister-in-law Shirley Waldner, many nieces and nephews, and the many friends she made throughout her life.
Mom truly was a beautiful, strong, gracious woman who made everyone in her life feel special and she was so grateful for everything she had. We are blessed to have had her for so many years. We all miss her and love her so much but we know she is at peace and safe in the arms of our heavenly family, and enjoying every beautiful sunrise and sunset.
Mom’s ashes will be buried with our Dad in the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, AB in the spring/summer of this year and we will have a celebration of her life at that time.
The family would appreciate any donations made in memory of Mom be sent to Chetwynd Search and Rescue Society, PO Box 1139, Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0

BENNETT, Carol Bennett, Carol 1946 – 2023 Carol Amy Bennett (nee McDowell), an exceptionally beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died January 21st, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta.
Carol is survived by her husband, Jack; their children; Michelle Schurek (Jeffrey), Richard Bennett (Monica), Patricia Rooker (Steven), and Christine Bennett (William Colgan); 12 grandchildren; Aiden, Nathaniel, and Macreena Schurek, Jack, Isabella, and Mia Bennett, Bennett, Nova, and Lincoln Rooker, Winston, Alexander, and Edith Colgan.
Carol was born, along with her identical twin sister Patricia, in Vancouver in October of 1946, to Florence Eileen McDowell (nee Doran) and Allan Ferguson McDowell. They grew up with their two younger brothers, Jim and Allan, in Lethbridge. She graduated Lethbridge Collegiate High School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of Alberta, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Education in 1968.
Carol met Jack in Edmonton in 1965 and they married in 1971. They spent two years overseas living in Switzerland and travelling Europe. They returned to Canada in 1973 to start a family. They moved to Edmonton in 1981, where they have lived since. Carol worked as a teacher, book keeper, and office administrator during her career.
Carol’s true love in life was her family and especially her grandchildren. Her other passions were running and walking, not to mention financial investments and securities. In April 2022, Carol was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As with so many other times in her life, Carol was a consummate source of inspiration and courage as she managed through this period. Her strength carried her family through the last weeks of her life, and she died surrounded by love.
She will be forever remembered as a caring, funny, and thoughtful woman. We are all better people for having known her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to Pilgrim’s Hospice, https://pilgrimshospice.com
A Memorial Service for Carol will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church (9915 148 St NW, Edmonton) on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The family asks that you please wear colour to honour Carol. Cremation has taken place.
Arrangements entrusted to Connelly-McKinley Downtown Funeral Home.
To send condolences, please visit https://www.connelly-mckinley.com/obituaries/carol-bennett/ Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home Downtown Chapel (780) 422-2222
TALLOW, Hugh TALLOW Hugh Francis Tallow, beloved husband of the late Jean Tallow and father to Wendy, Ann, Treena, Kelli, Butch and Ronnie, passed away on January 23, 2023 at Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 89 years.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11:00 am. Cremation will take place after the service.
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LAW, Lauraine LAW, Lauraine (nee Thibert) It is with profound sadness that the family of Lauraine Law (Thibert) announces her passing on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 60 years, John; daughter, Barbara (Gordon Bruce) Sawka; and son, Stanley (Sandra Franklin-Law); her grandchildren, Noah, Abigail and Seth Law; as well as her sister and brother, Corinne Palmer and Robert (Laurie) Thibert; sisters-in-law, Agnes Thibert, and Carol Thibert. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Romeo and Juliet Thibert; brothers, Gerry and Romeo Thibert; nephew, Doug Thibert; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken Palmer, Joyce and Ashley Bassett. Lauraine was a loving, caring and compassionate person to all. She was a mother of two, grandmother to three, and a mother/grandmother figure to so many more. She always had time for everyone and made you feel welcomed and cared for. She will be dearly missed by those who had a special relationship with her and the many friends she had in her life. We wish to acknowledge and thank the family and friends who afforded Lauraine and our family comfort, friendship and kindness. A Celebration of Lauraine’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence for the family can be emailed to condolences@prairierosecfs.ca
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ENGWER, Norm Norm Engwer
1955 – 2023
Norman Gordon Engwer, beloved husband of Connie Engwer, passed away in Taber after a brief battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at the age of 68 years.
A private committal service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Thursday, February 9, 2023.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with Norm’s family at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 9,
2023 between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. 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.

PETERSON, Gordon GORDON PETERSON 1942 – 2023 It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon Clifford Peterson in Milk River, Alberta on January 26, 2023, at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his wife Lorna, daughter Rhonda (Brad) of Salt Spring Island, BC, and son, Brent (Donna) of Milk River, grandsons Dustin (Shelby) and Tristan (Mackenzie), and great-grandson, Weston, all of Milk River.
He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford, and Martha (Meta) Peterson.
Gordon was born in Lethbridge, AB, the only child of Cliff and Meta Peterson of Coutts, AB. He was raised on the family farm near Coutts, attending Coutts School and Milk River High School, then on to SAIT to obtain his Agricultural Mechanics diploma in Calgary, before returning home to farm.
Throughout his life, Gordon was very involved in his community. Early on he was active in Boy Scouts, even attending the 1959 World Scout Jamboree in the Philippines, then going on to become a Leader for several years. As an adult he served with the local Ag Society before becoming a UFA delegate for many years. He was also involved with IAEA (International Agricultural Exchange Association) bringing young farmers from around the globe to work in and experience Southern Alberta.
Gordon’s local commitments ramped up when he was elected councillor for the County of Warner, serving for 19 years. His contribution to the community was rewarded with many memories and lifelong friendships.
Gordon still made time for fun, joining the curling club, snowmobiling and winter card nights with neighbors and friends. Taking his young family snow skiing was also something everyone enjoyed.
Upon retirement, Gordon and Lorna were able to travel, enjoying warm winter places, and a spectacular caravan to the eastern provinces and Atlantic Canada. A trip to Europe provided a chance to visit some former IAEA “students”.
Gordon’s last few years were spent in Milk River Long Term Care. With Lorna’s regular visits and homemade treats, Gordon knew he was loved until the day he passed. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday surrounded by his family, whom were all blessed to have the opportunity to see him hold his great-grandson, Weston.
Gordon will continue to be loved and dearly missed as a Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Friend and Neighbour.
A celebration of life for Gordon will be held at a later date.
We gratefully decline flowers. Donations may be made to the Milk River Health Center Resident & Family Council.
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WILLIS, N. Allen N. Allen Willis 1940-2023 Beloved husband of Aldis Willis passed away January 30.
There will be no funeral service at Al’s request.

REUTER, Alfred ALFRED REUTER 1925 – 2023 Mr. Alfred Reuter, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Elisabeth Reuter passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 29. 2023 at the age of 97 years.
Alfred was born on September 19, 1925 in Mayen, Germany to Phillip and Barbara Reuter. On August 22, 1946 Alfred married Elisabeth Jung in Nurnberg, Germany and immigrated to Canada in February of 1952.
Alfred was the 7th of 14 children, all of whom predeceased him. Besides his beloved Elisabeth, he was predeceased by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Emma and Walter Poehlmann and brother-in-law Fred Kunst.
Alfred is survived by his children Ilse (Ivan) Hoffman, Anita (Ron) Beauchesne; grandchildren Jacqueline (David) Hill, Cory (Robin VanDeLigt) Hoffman, Kyle (Mico) Beachesne, Kayla (Lyden) DeCecco; great-grandchildren Natasha Hill, Alex Gallant, Grace Hoffman, Joshua Hoffman, Kaydence DeCecco, Jaxon DeCecco; sister-in-law Adeline Kunst; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families in Alberta and Germany.
A Celebration of Alfred’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Lee Loveridge, officiating. Burial will be held prior at 11:00am in the COALDALE COMMUNITY CEMETERY, all are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7. Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Suite 100, 410 Stafford Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2, or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 8E1
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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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SCHUTTE, Fred “Frederik” SCHUTTE FRED (FREDERIK) SCHUTTE passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was 75 years young. The family is deeply saddened by the loss but is consoled that Fred was at home, as was his fervent wish.
Fred is survived and deeply missed by his wife Gayle, his daughter Anne, son-in-law Ivica and sister Jannie in the Netherlands.
His memory lives on with his nieces and nephews: Dot (Dorothy), Jim, Fred and Dave in Lethbridge, Wim (William), Peter, At (Arthur) and Thea in the Netherlands, and his great-nephew, Devon in Lethbridge.
Fred was predeceased by his father Frederik (interred in the Lethbridge Military Field of Honour), his mother Anna and his sisters Rickie (Frederika) and Annie.
Fred was born February 19, 1947 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where, as a young man, his natural intelligence allowed him to easily master the variety of occupations at which he tried his hand. Besides his ease with anything practical, for many years he was the goalie for a semi-professional soccer team in Amsterdam. His love for the ‘beautiful game’ remained with him for life.
On December 24, 1969, he married Canadian girl, Gayle Moncrieff, who became his loving and ever-patient wife of 53 years. After living in the Netherlands for 13 years, Fred, Gayle and Anne immigrated to Canada and settled in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Eventually, Fred turned his many talents to Neudorf Plumbing, where he worked for 17 years until his retirement at age 65. Fred was ever-grateful for the lasting friendships he developed with Rick and Carolee Neudorf and with his colleagues over the years.
For all those who worked with Fred, will know of his deeply ingrained need to bring quality workmanship to the job. He was a true Craftsman who believed that if it wasn’t done well, it was not worth doing; an ethic he was proud to pass on to the numerous younger colleagues he mentored.
Fred loved Canada’s natural beauty, which he took every available opportunity to enjoy. There wasn’t a creature of nature Fred didn’t like, from chatting down a large brown bear who popped by the camp-site to share Fred’s breakfast, to coaxing forest critters to sit on his lap and eat from his hand.
For those privileged to count Fred as a friend, knew they had a friend on whom they could always count. One was rarely in doubt of what Fred thought as he was ever willing to share his opinions. Fred’s foremost quality, for which he was both loved and respected, was that his word was his bond. Fred’s father instilled it in him and, in turn, Fred sought to pay forward that same ethic to those who loved him and worked with him.
There are no words that can express how grateful we are to our family, friends and neighbours who were there on and after the night of Fred’s passing. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the Lethbridge EMT’s for their caring assistance well above their call of duty.
A private family service will take place later this year.
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PRICE, Roy PRICE ROY ARTHUR PRICE of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the age of 89 years.
Roy is survived by his loving wife Violet and four children, Geoff (Shelley) Price, Brian Price, Colette (Randy) Tremel and Karren (Robert) Neufeld, as well as his grandchildren Benton and Taylor Neufeld, Tyler Tremel, Sonja Price, Brianne Price, Sonni (John) Worne, and Ryan Tarnava who he considered a grandchild, two great-grandchildren Sean and Chloe Worne as well as numerous nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.
Roy was predeceased by his parents George and Hilda Price, brother George Price, sister-in-law Marie Price and daughter-in-law Teena Price.
Growing up in Lethbridge Roy worked as a rink rat and meter reader for the city before moving on to become a Flight Instructor for the Lethbridge Flying Club in 1959 where he instructed in Lethbridge and surrounding area. Roy was also employed by the ministry of transport to conduct flight testing for 10 years. During his career as an instructor, he graduated many hundreds of students. The most memorable became the first female airline pilot in Canada, Mrs. Rosella Bjornson, who subsequently became the first female to be hired as First Officer in North America on scheduled jet equipment, and the first female to be hired by a commercial airline. Roy’s career as an instructor lasted for 42 years logging in excess of 15,000 hours flying in the cockpit. He was also an avid sign writer and artist and created many signs for local businesses and friends. In his retirement he enjoyed tinkering in the yard, woodworking, fishing and camping with his family.
Cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. At Roy’s request there will be no funeral service.

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MOTYCKA, Anne MOTYCKA ANNE MOTYCKA passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband John.
Anne is survived by her seven children, Garry (Leslie) Motycka, Karl (Josje) Motycka, Ron (Rina) Motycka, Francie Martin, Jean (Greg) Kautz, Judy Collett, and John B. Motycka; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren as well as brothers Frank (Agnes) Machacek, Martin (Anne) Machacek, and John (Margo) Machacek; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Anne touched the lives of all those who knew her and our time with her was treasured. She accomplished much in her life, including being active in her church and community.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Anne’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, Anne will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband John, in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Anne’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).

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SZILAGYI, Thresea SZILAGYI THRESEA “JOAN” SZILAGYI formerly of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Gyorgy “George” Szilagyi passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Health Centre in Calgary after a brief illness on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Thresea Joan Walsh was born on December 17th, 1932 at home in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland to Martin & Theresa (Healy) Walsh. It was a Saturday.
Joan was the fourth child and first daughter of eleven children. Her father was a sergeant in the Irish Guards, and her family moved several times over her childhood. She spoke fondly of her freedom in those days: “running wild in the hills” with her brothers and her joy of being surrounded by nature. At the age of seventeen, Joan left for nursing school in Yorkshire, England. She subsequently received her midwifery degree and worked in the inner city of Glasgow, which she found very rewarding. Tired of the grey and wet weather, Joan decided to immigrate to Canada with a close friend. They departed on the SS Arcadia, arriving in Montreal on June 9, 1959, and proceeded by train to Alberta.
Joan was awestruck by the Rocky Mountains and decided to settle in Calgary. At the German Canadian Club, where Joan and her friends attended weekly dances, she met George Szilagyi, who had recently immigrated from Hungary. On November 24th, 1962, after a three-month courtship, Joan and George married, honeymooned in Banff, and moved to Lethbridge. They started a family that grew to include four children.
Joan was the foundation of family home life, leaving an indelible, life-long and positive impression on all her children. The love she had for them was palpable; her default mood was cheerful and industrious, fun and warmhearted. By example alone, she taught the importance and power of caring and empathy, and not judging a book by its cover. She modeled strength and resiliency in the face of life’s challenges. Unfailingly polite and hospitable, she had a genuine interest in everybody she met, and showed great generosity of spirit. She loved to laugh, and laughed often, as much at herself as anything. Her children would go to her for encouragement, knowledge and advice. She was always their biggest supporter.
When grandchildren arrived, Joan felt too young to be a “granny” and became “Nagy mama”. She showed each of them the same devotion, always with a quiet word of appreciation, a gentle manner, and undeniable love. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren: Adriana, Fiona, Andrew, Elijah, Rain, Grace and Cache.
Joan was a lifelong learner: she sought out new knowledge, experiences and adventures as a matter of course. She loved flowers, birds, gardening, walking, reading, crossword puzzles and sitting outside on the swing. Joan was a great conversationalist and was always ready with a relevant fact or anecdote over a cup of tea. Musical by nature, she was quick with a snippet of a song or a bit of verse as it came to mind and was an enthusiastic member in several church choirs. Joan was a woman of great faith, very active in her church community, and a lifetime member of the CWL. She especially enjoyed time spent working with the sisters at the Martha Retreat Centre. She tirelessly gave her time, energy and efforts to help others wherever there was a need.
After George’s passing last July, Joan moved to Calgary where she received compassionate care from the staff at Scenic Acres Retirement home and most recently at Holy Cross Manor. Although she was having memory issues later in life, she remained her wonderful self, and her family gratefully had her, and she had them, until the end. Her heart took its last beat, and she slipped away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of January 28, 2023. She was ready. It was a Saturday.
Joan is survived by her children: Maria (Gene), James, George Jr (Sharla) and Martina (Jeff) Szilagyi, her siblings: Francis (Irene) Walsh, Maura Pedersen, Peter (Bridget) Walsh, Sal Connellan & Imelda Funk. She was predeceased by siblings: Dorothy Strom, Derek, Bernie, Bob, John and infant Martin Walsh.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Slán go fóill. (Bye for now)
A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, February 19, 2023 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 Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Both the Prayer Vigil and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Joan’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Joan, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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BIG BULL, Vincent Vincent Big Bull O’nistaina – Chief Calf Dec. 26, 1955 ~ Jan. 30, 2023 Vincent Big Bull, of Piikani Nation, passed away on January 30, 2023, in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 67.
An All-Night Wake Service will be held at Piikani Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 14 Ave, Brocket, Alberta, on Monday, February 6, 2023, beginning at 10:00 A.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at Piikani Community Hall,
Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com
Hunt, Albert HUNT Naatsikapo’tamissoo – (Two People Coming Over the Mountain) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ALBERT HUNT. Albert passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Home Care on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many.
Albert was born November 9, 1947 on the Blood Reserve. He attended St Paul’s Residential School. After leaving residential school, he began working in numerous establishments. Albert was a Class 1 truck driver, National Salvage welder, security guard, medical transportation driver, mechanic with Marshall’s Auto Wreckers, contractor, a farmer and a rancher. He was a champion Pow-wow singer with Big Corner Post Singers and traditional dancer at many Pow-wows across Canada and USA. Albert and his wife Elizabeth won a trip to Schmitzen Pow-wow where he danced against the world’s best traditional dancers. Albert and Elizabeth were well known for their beadwork and arts and crafts. He also made bull ropes.
Albert enjoyed playing Bingo and visiting with his bingo friends. Another pastime he loved was Rodeos, where he participated in the saddle bronc and steer wrestling events, and was a wild horse racer as well. Albert rode a famous horse named Midnight in saddle bronc. In his younger years, he also enjoyed playing hockey, fastball, and football. Above all, his passion was always hockey. He enjoyed watching his son Calvert play goal, and was an avid fan of the Calgary Flames, Calgary Stampeders, Stampede Wrestling, NHL hockey, PBR, rodeo, chuckwagons, and football. His booming voice could be heard throughout the hockey arenas. So much so that his sons felt embarrassed at how loud he was. Albert was known for his contagious laughter and sense of humour. He loved to tease and joke, even laughing at his own jokes. Albert was with his wife Elizabeth for 47 years. They married in 1997 (25 years). Together they had three boys and 11 grandchildren. They also have numerous traditional adopted children and grandchildren.
Albert was a very loving and caring man. He would support his sons in their activities; Darren with his football, Andy with his singing and Calvert in hockey and Pow-wows. His sons followed their dad’s footsteps into the Pow-wow circle with their singing and dancing. He always loved having his grandchildren around as they brought him much joy.
Albert was a very dedicated society member of the Brave Dogs and Horn societies. He was also a singer for Siksika Horn Society. Elizabeth and Albert were the oldest Brave Dog members (since the 1970’s) and had a very strong spiritual connection and followed the traditional ways of life.
Albert is survived by his wife of 47 years Elizabeth, his sons: Darren, Andy, Calvert (Joni); grandchildren: Hillary, Savannah, Ryan, Kailie, Larissa, Canyon, Calvert Jr, Cyler, Ocean, Guy and Wyatt; adopted children: Gaylene Eagle Speaker, Cecilia Eagle Speaker, Jade McHugh, Michelle
Spear Chief, Clement Brave Rock, Willy Wolfchild, Cynthia No Chief, TJ Wadsworth, Albert Wolfchild, Everett Wolf Child John Oka, Warren Hunt, Cole Healy and Kenny Standing Rock. They were also foster parents to many children blessed with their love. Albert’s siblings are Della, Roger (Cathy), Regina, Darlene, Gabriel, Robert, and Wilbert, adopted brother Stewart (Marion) Weasel Moccasin, adopted sister Michelle Whiteman Left; extended families: Day Chiefs, Braverocks, Buckskins, Heavy Head, Beebes, Wadsworths and Wolf Childs.
The family apologizes for anyone they may have missed.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter Kira Wolfchild, his parents Alex and Suzie Hunt, siblings: Alex Hunt Jr, Patrick Hunt, Willy Hunt Sr, Veronica Hunt, Marina Hunt, Clara Zugo and Nora Hunt; nieces Lisa Day Chief, Irene Day Chief and Beverly Hunt; nephew Kelly Hunt and special dog Shiner.
Special thanks to the doctors, nursing staff at St Michael’s Home Care, Kainai Medical Transportation, Lethbridge Transit, and the nurses of Kainai Home Care, namely Paul Taylor and Jonathan.
A Wake will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, February 6, 2023 from 5:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Martin Heavy Head officiating.
Following the Funeral Service, Albert will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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YELLOW WINGS, Claire Claire Taliyah Yellow Wings Kwataakii – “Hefty Woman” Dec. 19, 1998 – Jan. 29, 2023 It is with great sadness that the family of Claire Yellow Wings, announces her passing on January 29, 2023, in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 24.
A Wake Service will be held at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB, on Monday, January 6, 2023, between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1595 15 Ave, Brocket, AB, on Tuesday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Following the Funeral Service, Claire will be laid to rest at the Yellow Wings family plot in Piikani Nation.
Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com
KINCADE, Ronald RONALD ELMER KINCADE, beloved husband of Pat Kincade, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 2, 2023, at the age of 81. Ron was born in Edmonton on June 9, 1941, to Harry Elmer Kincade and Golda Lois Bennett. He was proud of his Southern Alberta roots and a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survived by his 5 daughters and their families, Teresa, Natalie, Lois, Ronda, and Anita and by 3 stepsons and families, Brad, Corey and Kyle Snider.
Also survived by his sisters Jolayne, Karen, Dona and his brother Larry.
Predeceased by his sister Rita, his brother Doug and a grand-daughter Alyssa.
Pat wishes to thank Dr. DeWalle, Michelle, Rachel, Pinky and all the staff at Adaptacare and the staff at the hospital who took such good care of Ron.
Ron loved people and sports and made friends everywhere.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00PM on Wednesday February 8, 2023 at the TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY, Raymond Alberta.
Friends are welcome to pay their respects from 7:00 to 8:00PM on Tuesday February 7, 2023 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
LUNDT, Ole OLE LUNDT 1944 – 2023 “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Psalms 139:15,16 (NIV) OLE LUNDT, beloved son of Kaj Joachim and Christine Marie Jensen Lundt, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 at the age of 78 years.
Ole was predeceased by his parents who adopted him at a young age and moved, as a family, from Denmark to Canada in 1948. Ole was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 23rd of Nov., 1944.
Early in his life, Ole suffered from brain injuries he received in two automobile accidents which complicated life for him, but his strong will and personality made him a survivor worthy of medals. When faced with adversity he never gave up. He will be missed by those who truly knew and loved him.
To share condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
WALDNER, Daryl Daryl Waldner
2003 – 2023
Daryl J. Waldner, beloved son of John and Linda Waldner of Midland Colony, passed away tragically, the result of a farm accident, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the age of 19 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Midland Colony on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Midland Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving parents John and Linda, Daryl is survived by his brothers Levi, Jayden and Mark and by his extended family.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.

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