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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 4, 2023.

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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BIER, Andreas Andreas Erich Bier April 7, 1943 – September 27, 2023 Born in Graz Austria 1943. During the war and many hardships for his Mom and little Erich. His family eventually immigrated to Canada, via boat and train to the wonders of sugar beets.
He left school at 8 years old to work in the beets and worked at something everyday of his life. While in a dementia unit he worked tirelessly at “escaping”.
Married Marge while a young 18 year old in the Army Infantry. When Marge was expecting, the army could not give him the married man amount of 120 a month, as he was considered a “boy”, and 60 was not enough with a baby coming. He was honourably discharged. Marge and Erich went on to have 2 more children. He leaves Christopher, Andy, and Debby to mourn his passing.
Erich was always a dreamer and couldn’t stay in one place long. Eventually he and Marge split up and Erich met and married Maggie. They had a good life. Erich was busy as a locksmith. He designed and produced a floor and wall safe. He ran for the Reform Party and was a federal candidate. He was very well liked and respected. He had a heart attack and had to change life style, not uncommon for Erich. He had completed his high school diploma and went on to get a real estate license. Earlier in his life he had sold real estate and so it was a good fit. It was working in real estate, he met the love of his life and partner in all adventures and hair brained ideas. Donna and her 3 children. Married for 30 years and the list of accomplishments is without boundaries. Restaurants. Businesses. Auctioneer. 6 children’s books, all in print. Land developer, and the list goes on. They were unstoppable when they both got an idea. In the last few years Erich was diagnosed with dementia. It took its toll on both him and Donna.
He went into care and after suffering a fall and catastrophic brain injury he passed. He leaves his 3 children. Christopher (Laurie), Andy (Linda) Deborah (Edward. Deceased). Also Donna’s children, Robert, David and Jessica. 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The world will be a little quieter without him.
Cremation entrusted to Zentner Funeral Home.
Photos, cherished memories and condolences may be shared at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com 1-844-ZENTNER
THOMSON, Merrill THOMSON Merrill Vern Thomson, of Magrath, passed away on September 27, 2023 at the age of 75 years.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, October 6, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Garden Place Chapel, 170 Centre St N, Magrath, Alberta as well as a visitation on Saturday October 7 at 10:00 am with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 7 at the Garden Place Chapel. Interment to follow at the Magrath Cemetery.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
VAN LEUKEN, Tony VAN LEUKEN TONY VAN LEUKEN, beloved husband of the late Lorraine Van Leuken, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday October 2, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta SPCA (albertaspca.org).

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BRAUN, Joan BRAUN JOAN FLORENCE BRAUN, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ellsworth Braun, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Father Andrew Pyon celebrating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca)

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CHIPMAN, Noel CHIPMAN With deep love and sorrow, we grieve the death of NOEL VINH HO CHIPMAN, following a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the age of 52 years.
Noel was born in South Vietnam in 1970. Following a lengthy adoption process, one year old Noel arrived in Canada where he was welcomed into the loving family of Dennis and Juanita, completing the Chipman crew of six siblings. From a young age Noel demonstrated resiliency, independence, and determination. He grew to become a strong young man with an outstanding athletic ability. He was a fierce competitor who excelled at both track and football. If you knew Noel, you were witness to his wit, charm, and charismatic personality. He was also an intensely private individual.
Noel will be dearly missed by a loving collection of family and friends.
A Private Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held.
The family wish to extend sincere thanks for the care and attention provided by the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Lethbridge Home Care Services and Gail’s Apothecary.

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SAZALSKI, Sabina SAZALSKI SABINA SAZALSKI, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Jim Sazalski, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the age of 69 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society (cancer.ca) or The Last Chance Cat Ranch (thelastchance catranch.com) would be greatly appreciated.

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MCKNIGHT – HOGAN, Jax MCKNIGHT – HOGAN JAX MCKNIGHT-HOGAN, of Lethbridge, cherished son of Shanda McKnight & Ken Hogan, passed away at home on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at the age of 14 years.
A Celebration of Jax’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 4:30 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

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