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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 28, 2023.

CHIEF BODY, Lorraine LORRAINE CHIEF BODY 1952 – 2023 Lorraine Chief Body – “Na’a’to’kaak’oinnimaanaakii” Two Medicine Pipe Woman born October 1, 1952, passed away peacefully at her home in Coalhurst, AB on September 18, 2023, at the age of 70 years. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
A Wake Service will be held at 5:00 pm, on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Lorraine’s residence, 5217 3rd Street Coalhurst, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, September 29, 2023, at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve, Alberta.
Interment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
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DEWHIRST, Nora NORA ILENE DEWHIRST 1923 – 2023 Mrs. Nora Dewhirst of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Dewhirst, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the age of 100 years.
Nora was born February 29, 1923, to William and Vira Moore in Camrose Alberta and was the fourth of 10 children. While working in a café in Cochrane, she met Walter Dewhirst who was an Army medic at the prisoner of war camp. They were soon married and in 1945 transferred to Lethbridge where they bought an acreage at Stewart Siding. They raised five children: Judy, Barb, Gordon, a niece Cindy and a nephew Glen. Nora worked hard raising kids, growing and harvesting a large garden and baking bread to sell at the Municipal Hospital where Walter worked.
After Walter’s early death in 1967, Nora found her dream job as a physio assistant at the hospital where she worked for 25 years. After retiring, she and her friend Vella travelled to many European countries and Ireland where she reunited with her Irish family.
Nora is survived by her son Gordon (Lynne) and grandchildren Theresa, Lori, Brenda, Cam, Jenny, Andy, Erin and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband Walter; daughters Judy (AI Desrosiers) and Barbara (Bill McCann); and grandson Troy Desrosiers.
Nora was an Associate of the Sisters of St. John the Divine convent in Toronto since 1972.
A very big thank you to Yumera Coteron, Karen Mahar and all the wonderful staff at Golden Acres Lodge, Roger at Pemmican Lodge and Jennifer Rocha from Alberta Home Care for your constant cheerfulness and kindness. She loved all of you.
Also thank you to Dr. Wiebe, Dr. Plotnik and the staff on 5A at the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care and dedication you bring to all of your patients.
An inurnment ceremony will be held at a later date.
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MCKILLOP, Lois LOIS MCKILLOP 1923 – 2023 “A Life Well Lived” Mrs. Lois Dumont McKillop of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 25, 2023, at the age of 100 years.
A Funeral Service at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411, 11 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Gillian Breckenridge, officiating.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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HOPKINS, Gordon GORDON HOPKINS 1931 – 2023 Mr. Gordon “Gord” Hopkins of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Leona Hopkins passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the age of 91 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, October 2, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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RICHARDS, Vivian “Jean” VIVIAN “JEAN” RICHARDS 1930 – 2023 Mrs. Vivian “Jean” Richards of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Norman Richards, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Lisa Shimozawa, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/VivianJean-Richards and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
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YANKE, Tony YANKE TONY ALVIN YANKE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Gladys Yanke, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at the age of 73 years.
A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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