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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 2, 2023.

ALDENFLETCHER1940-2023ALDENFLE 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.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alden’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 1:45 P.M. on Saturday, March 4, 2023. The livestream will begin at 2:00 P.M.
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.

POCZA, Roy ROY POCZA 1944 – 2023 Mr. Roy Pocza of Lethbridge, beloved partner of the late Gwen Willimont, passed away peacefully with family by his side, 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. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Roy-Pocza and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Rd NE #200, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
YAMASHITA, Nobuo “Nobby” 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.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, March 3, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
MCNAMARA, Jacqueline 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.
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.
DUNSMORE, Daryl DARYL DUNSMORE 1949 – 2023 Daryl Dunsmore of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Karen, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, February 24, 2023 at the age of 73 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 AVE S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to http://www.mckillopunited.ca/ funerals.
In lieu of flowers for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 800 College Plaza, 8215 – 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2C8 (www.stollerykids.com).
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
HECK, Margaret HECK MARGARET VIOLET HECK, of Lethbridge and formerly of Hays, beloved wife of the late Carl “Bud” Heck, passed away peacefully at the St. Therese Villa, comforted by the presence of her family on Monday, January 30, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Greg Esselmont officiating.
Margaret will be laid to rest with Bud privately, in the Field of Honour in the Vauxhall Cemetery.

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.
Gerald is survived by his mother Ionne, brother Allan (Ruth), sister Muriel (Brent), brother Lesley, brother Darwin (Sherri) and sister Marilyn, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father Gudmund and sister-in-law Cindy (Lesley).
Gerald was born on April 21, 1957. He was the second son of Gudmund and Ionne Skretting. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Enchant, and then Vauxhall schools. Gerald helped out on the farm before moving to Lethbridge, where he was employed by the Alberta Wheat Pool. In 1996, Gerald returned to the Enchant area and remained in the area until his passing.
Gerald enjoyed hunting and horseback riding. One of the highlights in his life was participating in the Centennial Cattle Drive, from Buffalo Alberta (a ghost town that is located just south of Red Deer River, near Jenner) to Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Gerald was a kind person, and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
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
FABBRI, Grace Emma FABBRI 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.
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
MCLEOD, Robert MCLEOD ROBERT “ROB” ALLAN MCLEOD, beloved husband of the late Carol McLeod, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital with family by his side, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the age of 66 years.
Service details to be announced later this year.

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

LOOSE, Cheryl LOOSE We are sad to announce that on February 21, 2023 our sweet mom Cheryl Annette (MacKenzie) Loose peacefully passed away.
She is survived by: her four children, daughter Heather Loose and grandson Levi Loose, daughter Gail (Loose) McCready (Mike) and granddaughters Mikaela, Gabrielle, Marissa, Gracie, Meghan, daughter Amanda Loose, son Richard Loose and granddaughter Shaye and grandsons Gavin and Connor. Sister Joyce (MacKenzie) Oler (Duane).
She is predeceased by: her parents, Ralph MacKenzie and Thelma (Bruce) MacKenize, brothers Bert MacKenzie (Catherine) and Lloyd MacKenzie (Patricia).
Over the past few weeks, us children, realized how much our mom was loved and cared for. She was a positive spirit who loved music, had a wonderful sense of humour, a big smile and was a very devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will be missed greatly by all those who love her in this life. If you would like to make a donation, please do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 E 400 N Raymond, AB on Saturday March 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Friends are welcome to meet the family from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
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