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Tuesday, February 14, 2023


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 14, 2023.

SCHMIDT, Fleurette Fleurette Schmidt
1962 – 2023
The family of Fleurette Anne Schmidt are deeply saddened to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother and grandmother in Taber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at the age of 60 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 16, 2023 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Roberta’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 1:45 P.M. on Friday, February 17, 2023. The livestream will begin at 2:00 P.M.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

ZASADNY, Thomas “Tom” Thomas “Tom” Zasadny Tom Zasadny passed away peacefully at the Grande Prairie Care Center, in Grande Prairie, AB, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the age of 85 years.
Tom was born on August 12, 1937, in Lethbridge, AB. He moved to Grande Prairie in 1966 with Alberta Government Telephones, now Telus, where he was employed for 35 years. After retirement, Tom worked for a short time with Custom Communications. He then operated Crystal Ridge Shell for 11 years. Tom was always active in the community. He served on the Grande Prairie Public School Board for 13 years, coached minor hockey, and played hockey with the Grande Prairie Athletics. Tom was also a member of the Grande Prairie Elks Club, Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club, as well as the Grande Prairie Rotary Club where he was honored to receive a prestigious Paul Harris award.
Tom played Old Timers hockey, which took him to various places in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Tom also kept busy by building two homes for his family. Tom was always a “wanna-be farmer” and was always quick to offer his armchair farming views to his brother-in-law Richard, friend Roy and his many daily coffee buddies, commonly referred to as “the Hayseeds”. We will miss Tom for his quirky humour, his kindness, generosity, and love for his family and friends.
Tom is survived by his wife Joyce of 58 years; his son Dean, and daughter Laureen; sister Evelyn Wince and brother John, both of Calgary; brother-in-law Richard (Eileen) Bianchi, and Rodney Lodermeier; sister-in-law Norma Zasadny and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Iko and Mary; three brothers; Joe, Alex, and Fred; brother-in-law Frank Wince; sister-in-law Murial Zasadny, and Lorraine Lodermeier, sister-in-law Leyda Zasadny, and mother & father-in-law Victor and Ena Bianchi.
Tom’s family would like to thank the Grande Prairie Care Centre staff for their devoted care and attention to Tom. In addition, they would like to offer special thanks to Stacey and Mel who provided companion care which always brought a smile to his face. In addition, we give thanks for the weekly visits from his friend Gerry Dobko who consistently delivered hockey magazines and Tommy vitamins (chocolate bars). A huge shout-out to the wonderful care provided to him by Dr. VanTonder.
A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be announced at a later date.

VISSER, Matilda “Tilly” MATILDA “TILLY” VISSER 1950 – 2023 Mrs. Matilda “Tilly” Visser of Lethbridge passed away surrounded by her family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the age of 72 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
SHIMOZAWA, Hisashi “Slim” HISASHI “SLIM” SHIMOZAWA 1928 – 2023 Mr. Hisashi “Slim” Shimozawa of Taber, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Kiyoko Shimozawa, passed away unexpectedly (seems weird to say it, but it’s true) after a brief stay at the Taber Health Centre, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the age of 94 years.
We will announce the details of Dad’s service once they are completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
QUESNELLE, Gracie QUESNELLE Gracie Lee Quesnelle, passed away on February 2, 2023 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 36 years. She is survived by her husband Tyler Black Water and mother to Haylee, Paris, Hazel and Cloudlyn.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6:00 -11:00 pm and Friday from 10:00am to 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
WAUTERS, Eugene WAUTERS EUGENE PHILIP WAUTERS, beloved husband of Virginia Wauters, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the age of 86 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Philip Van Tinh Lee celebrating.
The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Eugene’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, Eugene will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
BRAAT, Jacobus “Jake” BRAAT JACOBUS “JAKE” BRAAT, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Shirley Braat, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the age of 86 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Jake’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
GROSSKLAUS, Heinz GROSSKLAUS HEINZ OTTO WALTER GROSSKLAUS, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the age of 88 years. Many loved ones will miss him. We know he is with the lord.
As per Heinz’s wishes, there will be no formal service.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
HEGEDES, Kalman HEGEDES KALMAN HEGEDES, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Regina Hegedes, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:00 A.M with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Kalman will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Regina in Mountain View Cemetery.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WRIGHT, Robert WRIGHT ROBERT JAMES WRIGHT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the age of 64 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
ELLIOTT, Gertrude GERTRUDE ELLIOTT 1939 – 2023 Mrs. Gertrude Elliott of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. David Elliott, passed away at Good Samaritan West Highlands on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the age of 83 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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