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Wednesday, February 15, 2023


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 15, 2023.

RACHUE, Joyce

Joyce Rachue
1930 – 2023
Joyce Lavyra Rachue (née Reber), beloved wife of the late William Rachue, passed away on Taber on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. A private burial service will be held at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake on Monday, February 20, 2023. 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 Joyce’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 12:45 P.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The livestream will begin at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


WEASEL FAT, Louis

WEASEL FAT Louis Andrew Weasel Fat, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2023 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 82 years. A Wake Service will be held at Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:00 am.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Steet South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Yasuo Izumi, officiating.
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ELLIOT, 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.
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JOHNSON, Audrey

AUDREY JOHNSON 1930 – 2023 Mrs. Audrey Irene Johnson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Doran Johnson, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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VISSER, Matilda

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.
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SCHNOOR, Carrol Ann

SCHNOOR Carrol Ann (Schaufert) Schnoor of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary with family by her side. She is loved and missed by her 5 sons: Kim (Lori), Warren (Sara-Jane), Wade (Debbie), Todd (Amy), & Jason (Alethia). She leaves behind 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She is survived by her 9 siblings: Gordon (Faye) Schaufert, Duane (Inger) Schaufert, Patricia (Pete) Gwinnner, Beverly (Horst) Young, Terry (Doreen) Schaufert, Dale (Debbie) Schaufert, Rick (Rachel) Schaufert, Marvin Schaufert and Kelly (Deb) Schaufert.
Carrol is predeceased by her parents John & Fern Ella (Spackman) Schaufert.
Mom was born in the Raymond hospital on January 26th,1943 and grew up on a farm south of Stirling. As the second oldest of 10 children, she became a loving nurturer to her younger siblings. She learned the importance of hard work as their large family worked together on the farm raising crops, gardens, livestock and canning food for the family.
Mom started her own family in 1960. She moved to Lethbridge in 1970 where she raised her 5 boys and lived there until her passing. She had an amazing green thumb and a love of gardening and delighted in creating beautiful flower beds throughout the years. She loved to dance, play board games and gather her family history. She was incredibly organized and a meticulous record keeper, never forgetting a special event in our lives. She loved spending time with family and her greatest blessings were “her boys” and their growing families. She loved being a grandma and a great grandma and was so proud of each and every grandchild.
Throughout her life, Mom was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous callings. She was the food storage specialist for many years. Her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is a wonderful example to those that knew her. She was a powerful example of the importance of hard work, love of family and service to others. While she will be greatly missed, Mom will never be forgotten and will always be cherished.
We will forever be thankful for the loving and caring service of Dr. Sean McFadden and the countless nurses and staff at the Foothills Hospital who provided her exceptional and compassionate care during her lengthy time there.
Meet the family will be held on Friday, Feb.17, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home. (433 Stubb Ross Rd. S. Lethbridge, Alberta)
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE (2410 28 St. S. Lethbridge, Alberta) on Saturday, Feb.18th at 11:00 am. Meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 -10:45 am. Interment to follow at the Stirling Cemetery.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


KADO, Cinette

CINETTE KADO (née Coyle) Ding Dong! For those of you who know me, you will see from this notice that I have finally passed on, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, in Lethbridge, at the age of 80 years. It is with great joy that I share this news with you! At last, I will be reunited with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, my mother, brothers, family, friends and many pets that have passed on.
I had a great life! I was blessed with a marvelous loving mother, great siblings and special friends, including Mauneen (Darryl) Amen and Marge Leonard and many more too numerous to mention. I had the blessings of great jobs and wonderful bosses and co-workers, starting with the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement and ending with the Haig Clinic (Medicentres). I got to experience the religious life, married life and the single life; and all were amazing!
Going on before me were my mother, my brothers, an aunt, uncles and a special friend Doug. Still alive are my ex-husband Mike and nieces: Cinette, Deanna, Debbie and their families, and nieces and nephews on Mike’s side as well as her adopted son, Mike Amen.
Thanks to all who made my life so great. And for those of you who made it not so great at times, I thank you too!!!!! Please don’t forget to pray for me; we all know I will have a stop-over in Purgatory.
Please, if you attend my funeral, make it full of joy and laughter. You know I am happy, and as you read this, I am probably headed over the “Rainbow Bridge.”
God bless all of you who touched my life!
Praise God! I am alive. Praise God! Today, I am TRULY alive! A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Brother Jason Carroll officiating, with the Inurnment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The Celebration will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Cinette’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Memorial donations may be made to the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, 41 Old Highland Turnpike, Garrison, NY, 10524 or online at graymoor.org

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL, Leanne

LONG TIME SQUIRREL LEANNE LONG TIME SQUIRREL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the age of 45 years.
A Wake will be held at the TANNER CENTENNIAL SENIORS CENTRE, 260 – 1 Street West, Cardston, AB, on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Leanne will be laid to rest in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


MCDONALD, Linda

MCDONALD LINDA ISABELL MCDONALD, of Coaldale, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023, at the age of 71 years.
Linda is survived by two sons, Mark Lorenz and Michael Lorenz, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and more on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Verna McDonald and brother, Ron McDonald.
Linda was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. Her life was a definition of true compassion and love. She always loved to make jokes, as well as her favorite sayings, like “Ba! Humbug”, or “You are full of baloney”. Her unique sense of humor and quick wit was with her until the very end.
Linda will be laid to rest in a private Graveside Service.
In her memory, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca)

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


SKEITH, Sandra

SANDRA SKEITH 1952 – 2023 Our beloved Aunt, Sandra Ann Skeith, passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 12, 2023, at the age of 70 years.
She is survived by her nephews Randy Slawson (Cindy) and Shawn Skeith; her niece Cyndee Norton; great-nieces Angie Fehr (John), Chelsea Tolton Bulnes (Quintín), Brittany Tolton-Baines (Michael); Sarah Francoeur (Darryl) and Travis Francoeur (Jessie). In addition, Sandy was blessed with numerous great-great nieces and nephews, more family members and numerous friends.
Sandy was predeceased by her parents Robert Howard Skeith and Janet McKay Skeith; her three siblings; and her niece, Janet Tolton.
A Funeral Service celebrating Sandy’s life and honouring her memory will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023, with a viewing at 12:00 p.m. and the service beginning at 1:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family Graveside Service will follow.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Cerebral Palsy Alberta 12001 44 St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4G9 or http://www.cpalberta.com.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


SWANEK, Mary Jane

SWANEK MARY JANE SWANEK, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the Rodney Swanek, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the age of 75 years.
A private Family Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Southern Alberta Branch, 6007 1A Street SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0G5.

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


PITTMAN, GLEN

GLEN PITTMAN 1960 – 2023 Mr. Glen Pittman of Milk River, beloved husband of Mrs. Colene Pittman, passed away at home on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the age of 63 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main St NW, Milk River, Alberta.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, February 17, 2023, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main St NW, Milk River, Alberta, with Father Salvador Ahumada, celebrant.
A Graveside Service will follow at the Milk River Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


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