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Tuesday, February 28, 2023


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 28, 2023.

ELLETTA HARNACK

Elletta Harnack
1967 – 2023
Elletta LouiseHarnack, passed away unexpectedly in Pincher Creek on Wednesday, February 22,2023 at the age of 55 years.
Those who wish topay their respects may do so at the Community Centre prior to the funeralservice on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The FuneralService will be held at the Coaldale Community Centre, 1217
– 20 Avenue, Coaldale on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:00P.M. A private burial service will be held at the Coaldale Cemetery.Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Elletta will belovingly remembered by her son Zach Soderstrom of Fort McMurray and her partnerDonnie Carlson of Pincher Creek (and their pets, Ella the cow and Dallas thedog); her parents Dale and Judy Harnack of Coaldale, her brother Dean Harnack(Robin Carmichael) of Medicine Hat and their family Dylan Harnack, DevanHarnack, Daniel Harnack and Andrew Carmichael, her sister Tammy (Geoff) Koch ofLethbridge and by members of her extended family.
Elletta was bornin Lethbridge on September 6, 1967, the middle child of Dale and Judy. Herhappiest moments were shared with her family and tending to her flowers, buther greatest joy and the love of her life was her son Zach. Elletta will bemissed dearly by all.
If friends sodesire, memorial tributes in Elletta’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta,100, 119 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6 (www.heartandstroke.com).
Arrangements incare of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.


FABBRI, Grace

FABBRI Remembering Grace… GRACE EMMA FABBRI (née Sebok), beloved wife of the late Joseph “Joe” Fabbri, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the age of 89 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Coralee (Craig) Watson, Brenda (Lynn) Rosaine, Cam (Maria) Fabbri and Brian (Robin) Fabbri; her grandchildren, Micaela (Demetrious) McBride, Ryan (Jolene) Watson, Wanita (Kit) Love, Jovi and Jamie Fabbri, Sayler (Ash) Epp and Paris and Joseph Fabbri; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Jaden McBride, Carson and Cassy Love, Wyatt and Beau Watson and Henny Epp, She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, Coralee (Craig) Watson, Brenda (Lynn) Rosaine, Cam (Maria) Fabbri and Brian (Robin) Fabbri; her grandchildren, Micaela (Demetrious) McBride, Ryan (Jolene) Watson, Wanita (Kit) Love, Jovi and Jamie Fabbri, Sayler (Ash) Epp and Paris and Joseph Fabbri; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Jaden McBride, Carson and Cassy Love, Wyatt and Beau Watson and Henny Epp, as well as sister Ethel Harris and sisters-in-law Marilyn Sebok and Rita Berlando.
Grace was predeceased by her parents, Gus and Mary Sebok, brother George Sebok, brother-in-law Gary Harris, sister-in-law Lillian Parkyn and brother-in-law Robert Parkyn.
Mom was born at her parents’ home, east of Taber, on December 18, 1933. At the age of 12, her family moved to their new homestead, east of Barnwell. She attended elementary and jr. high school in Barnwell, where she played basketball and was a member of the marching band. She then went to W.R. Myers, where she completed her high school.
Mom met Dad at a dance at the Henderson Lake Pavilion in Lethbridge and from there, their adventure began. On June 30, 1953, she married the love of her life and best friend, Joseph Fabbri, and they shared 65 years of marriage together before Dad’s passing in 2018. They started their newly married life in Lethbridge, AB. In 1955, they purchased and moved to their own farm down the Red Trail, where they began their mixed farming/poultry business, which they operated for 45 years. Following their retirement in 2002, they moved to Lethbridge. Mom was a devoted mother and homemaker, and her greatest love was considered to be her family, whom she treasured and adored. Most of all, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren on birthdays and holidays, while sharing family meals and during celebrations of every kind. Her kindness, support and compassion are a gift that her family will carry forever.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Grace’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Reception, Grace will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Joseph in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


ALDEN FLETCHER

Alden Fletcher
1940 – 2023
Alden Fletcher, beloved husband of Millie Fletcher, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 3, 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 Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Alden is survived by his wife Millie Fletcher; daughters Lynn (Terry) Marcellus of Fort Assiniboine and family, Rhonda Fletcher of Lethbridge and family as well as numerous relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his son Christopher Fletcher; parents Frank and Louise Fletcher; brother and sister-in-law Douglas and Marence Fletcher.
Alden was born in Lethbridge on April 22, 1940 and raised in Purple Springs on the family farm. This is where Alden and Millie raised their children and farmed until they retired to Lethbridge.
Alden was active in his community. He was involved with the Knox United Church, served as Reeve for the MD of Taber and on the Taber Hospital Board. His one goal was to stay on the hospital board until Taber had it’s new hospital in 1985.
Alden had many hobbies including golfing, curling, fishing and playing cards with friends and family. He loved a cold beer, good conversation and friendship that accompanied these activities. Keeping in touch with family and friends was most important to him. Alden was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Alden’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (www.tdhf.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.


DARBY, Dennis

DARBY DENNIS EDWARD DARBY, beloved husband of Alice Darby, passed away peacefully with family by his side at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the age of 81 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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


SKRETTING, Gerald

SKRETTING 1957 – 2023 GERALD SAMUEL SKRETTING, of Enchant, passed away peacefully in Calgary, on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the age of 65 years.
Friends are invited to gather with the family for a time of remembrance at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 3, 2023 between 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Gerald will be laid to rest privately in a Family Graveside Service in Enchant.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Gerald, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


YAMASHITA, Nobuo

NOBUO “NOBBY” YAMASHITA 1930 – 2023 Mr. Nobuo “Nobby” Yamashita of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Rose Yamashita, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Memorial Service details to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


IVEY, Gary

GARY IVEY 1957 – 2023 Mr. Gary Albert Ivey of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Teresa Ann Ivey, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, February 20, 2023, at the age of 65 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Royal View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


HORON, Sheila

HORON SHEILA ELLEN HORON, cherished only daughter of Mary Maureen Condon Horon and the late Eugene Horon, died peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2023. She will be missed by her brother, Kelly Horon (Glenda), sister-in-law Tobi Horon (Greg), niece and nephews Andrea Passey (Dylan), Braeden Horon (Emma), and Michael Horon. Sheila was predeceased by her father, Eugene Horon, her brother, Greg Horon, as well as grandparents Joe and Edna Condon and William and Kathleen Horon.
A private family Funeral Mass will be celebrated.

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


MCNAMARA, Jacqueline (Jackie)

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) MCNAMARA 1945 – 2023 Jacqueline (Jackie) McNamara of Lethbridge AB, beloved wife of Larry McNamara, passed away suddenly on February 24th at the age of 77 years.
She was the daughter of Russell and Dorothy Swartz of Decatur, IL. She received a teaching degree from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN. She taught 2 years, 1st grade at Our Lady of Lord’s in Decatur, IL., she also worked in several art galleries in the States and antique shops in Lethbridge.
She loved collecting art and antiques. The walls in her house will confirm this passion. She was very competitive in Sports and won several 1st place tennis awards for 1st in both singles and doubles at Salad Dressing & Margarine Conferences. After arriving in Lethbridge, she took up curling and golf. She enjoyed learning the Canadian sport of curling and explaining it to her friends in the States. In golf she advanced to achieve a Hole in One in 1997 on hole #5 @ the LCC. In her later years she took up pickle ball.
Moving to Lethbridge she did a lot of volunteer work at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and worked on the committee for our former Sentimental Journey Dinner Dance. She served on the Lethbridge Community Foundation Board for a number of years.
Jackie enjoyed writing. She was the Assistant Managing Editor of Lethbridge Living magazine.
In addition to her love of writing she loved her cats. She was inspired to write a book about her six toed Polydactyl cat, Sadie. Her book is called Sadie Many Toes. She dedicated it to her grandchildren. Her present cat, Jorja, spends her day looking for her Jackie! Her friends know to make her happy bring out the sweets!
The friends she made after moving up from the States made Lethbridge her Comfort Spot!
Besides her loving husband, Jackie is survived by her three daughters Kelley Messmer (Tim), Erin Favazza (Frank), Shawn Coburn. Her grandchildren are Brennan and Connor Messmer, Amanda Favazza and Hudson Coburn. Her brothers, William Swartz in Peoria, IL and Gary (Judy) Swartz in Omaha, NB.
Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Russell & Dorothy Swartz.
Family and friends are invited to meet with the family at 9:00 AM, on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge.
Friends are invited to join Jackie’s family at Paradise Canyon Golf Course for a social hour remembering Jackie immediately following mass.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery or Community Foundation both located in Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


POCZA, Roy

ROY POCZA 1944 – 2023 Mr. Roy Pocza of Lethbridge, beloved partner of the late Gwen Willimont, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, February 27, 2023, at the age of 78 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Monday, March 6, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


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buckwheat

The first obit on this page is a disgusting mess of typographical errors. Obviously no one proof read this before publication. Shameful to the family of the departed. If it was proof read the reader should go back to school.