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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 21, 2023.

WATSON, Ronald

Ronald Watson 1943 ~ 2023 It is with sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Frederick Watson on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
Ron is survived by his wife, Ina, his children, and his grandchildren: Shan (Lynneata) and their children, Jordan and Matthew, Dion (Carolina) and their children, Carlos and Isa, Lance (Georgia) and his children, Ryker and Sienna, and Jinelle and her daughter, Tessa. Ron was predeceased by his grandson, Tyler and his sister, Leslee Martin.
A celebration of life will be held in Waterton National Park at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Ron can be made to the S.P.C.A. (55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8) or to APARC – Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (1002 S Railway St, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2W2).
To leave a message of condolence you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com.


CORDEIRO JANE CORDEIRO (née Sequeira), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Edmond Cordeiro, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the age of 86 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Jane’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
A private Family Interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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


PITTMAN JEAN EILEEN PITTMAN (née, PUTZI), of Warner, beloved wife of the late Victor Pittman, passed away peacefully at Park Meadows Good Samaritans in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Andrew Pyon celebrating.
A private Family Graveside will be held in the Warner Cemetery, where Jean will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Victor.

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

DYKEN, Raymond

DYKEN With heavy hearts we announce we had to say goodbye to our loving father, RAYMOND “RAY” JAKOB DYKEN. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at the age of 90 years.
After immigrating here to Canada in 1953, he went on to make a life for himself and his family.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce on March 17th, 2019. Ray is survived by his sons, Neil (Georgina) Dyken and Malcolm Dyken; granddaughters, Ashton, Skye and Shyla, who were Opa’s Angels; one grandson, Morgan Dyken and one great-grandson Haedon.
At Ray’s request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.

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

KEARNS, Barrett

KEARNS 1975 – 2023 BARRETT ALAN KEARNS, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer, while in the arms of his beloved wife, Eisha and son, Nicholas, on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the age of 48 years.
Barrett will be dearly missed by his beloved wife, Eisha; son Nicholas (Phoenix Wouda); his parents, Ken and Monica Kearns; sisters: Bonnie (Raif Shath) and Tiffany (Kyle Heitman and son Kingston); parents-in-law, Rick and Joanne MacDonald; brother-in-law Duane Dunstan; sister-in-law, Angela Melnyk; nieces, nephews and other relatives; his friends and co-workers; and his dog Thor.
He will be welcomed into the arms of his grandparents: Alex and Mary Bodie and Fred and Elsie Kearns; and many other relatives and friends.
Barrett was born on April 8, 1975, in Lethbridge to Ken and Monica Kearns. He spent his first three years in town but was happy when the family moved out to the farm where he grew up with his two younger sisters. He spent his childhood getting into mischief, playing hockey, and camping. He started school at Readymade before being bused into Coaldale, to St. Joseph’s and Kate Andrews High School. He graduated alongside a supportive and fun group of friends, many of whom were still in his life.
Barrett married Eisha on Nov 27, 2003 in Mexico. He was a devoted husband and dedicated father to Nicholas, a provider and protector. He prioritized his family for two decades and inspired them with his enduring warmth, joy, and love.
Barrett worked as a surveyor and on the rigs, eventually becoming a drilling consultant and was known for his professionalism, dedication, and innovation, including setting multiple world record runs. No matter what the job, however, he always tried to be available to help on the farm at seeding and harvesting.
Barrett had a passion for fast vehicles and thrived on adrenaline. He was always up for a challenge and a friendly competition. He loved his Mustangs, Dodge trucks and motorbikes. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding his Harley, perfecting his long-range shooting, fishing, and snowmobiling. His love for travel grew during his recent six-month tour around Mexico with Eisha and loyal companion Thor, pulling a cargo trailer loaded with his Harley and Eisha’s Ryker. The serendipitous timing of this trip created many cherished memories.
Rest in peace Barrett. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts.
The family would like to thank Palliative and Home Care Teams for their excellent support and compassion.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The Memorial Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Barrett’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


KIEMELE LENNEA VICTORIA KIEMELE went home to be with her husband, Kieth Allen Kiemele in the late evening of Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the age of 75 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Rochelle Kiemele (Henry Gerard) and her son Tristen Kiemele, Aileen (Doug) Nash and their children Machala and Haydon, as well as special granddaughter Emily (Jayden) Van Reeuwyk, numerous family and special friends, Jan, Annabelle, Star, Helen and Irene.
Lennea was born in Cardston, AB to Andrew and Helen Olson on January 27, 1948. She attended nursing school in Calgary and went on to spend many years as an LPN in Peace River, Cardston, and later as a PCA/HCA in Lethbridge and Picture Butte.
Thanks to all the staff at Buffalo Grace Manor for providing care for mom over the past year. Thanks also to Lethbridge EMS, Dr. Roxin, the nurses, and the palliative care doctors in Emergency and on third floor of Chinook Regional Hospital for providing care and compassion in the thirty-six hours leading up to her passing.
A Graveside Service will be held at the far west end of MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 2:30 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lennea’s memory to Cornerstone Funeral Home to lay Lennea to rest.

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


THOMPSON VIOLET LILY THOMPSON, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Douglas Thompson, passed away peacefully at the Cedar Creek Adaptacare with family by her side on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at the age of 90 years.
Mom was married to Dad for 69 years and raised 5 children: Darlene (Charles) Jahnke, Cheryl (Chris) Reimer, Connie (Carey) Anderson, Russell (Bettie) Thompson and Stewart (Sharon) Thompson; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Violet worked for the Salvation Army for 31 years; on a daily basis, she provided love and support for families in need. She will forever be remembered for her selfless dedication and outpouring of compassion and care.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 12:00 Noon with Archbishop Daniel Zapoula officiating. Following the service, mom and dad will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery, during a Private Family Interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of mom to Operation Christmas Child, Shoebox Outreach Program of Samaritans Purse – http://www.samaritanspurse.ca

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

CAMPBELL, Melvin “Mel”

CAMPBELL MELVIN “MEL” CLAYTON CAMPBELL passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the age of 67 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his children, Melissa (Evan) and Tanner as well as granddaughter, Zoey.
Mel was predeceased by his parents, Ray and Bertha Campbell and his siblings.
Mel enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle but especially loved to spend time with his granddaughter.
His family wishes to thank STARS Air Ambulance and the staff of the Foothills Medical Centre for their heroic efforts and compassionate care.
At Mel’s request, a public service will not be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mel are gratefully accepted to STARS Air Ambulance (donations @stars.ca).

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

BEEBE, Douglas

BEEBE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DOUGLAS ALAN BEEBE on Thursday, November 9th at the age of 75 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Karen, his sons Daniel Paul, Daniel Grey (Naomi), Clayton (Jennifer), and Brad (Kimie). He will be missed by his grandchildren: Cade, Aya, Gianna, Caitlin (Barnaby), Jonah and Isa, as well as his great-granddaughter, RayElla. He is survived by his sisters, Phyllis and Trish (Allan). He is predeceased by his brothers, Barry and Earl, his father, Paul and his mother, Mary.
Doug grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In his youth, he was a self-described troublemaker who warranted telephone calls from the school principal on more than one occasion. Doug started his work life as a painter for his dad. He thought better of that and decided to go to trade school to become an electrician; he then worked as a lineman for Ontario Hydro. Eventually, Doug moved to Burnaby, BC and built his first home in Pitt Meadows, BC. When Doug started with Johnson Controls Inc., he was a union electrician. However, his strong people skills and personal and professional goals resulted in several promotions which led to his role as branch manager at Academy Mechanical Services in Edmonton, AB (a subsidiary of JCI). It was here that he proved his mettle as a skilled businessman. He moved up the corporate ladder within JCI, which meant moving first to Laguna Niguel, CA and then East Amherst, NY. After 25 years, Doug retired from Johnson Controls as Vice President of Western Operations, but it was too soon for golfing and a rocking chair. Before long, his second career took off with Tyco International / SimplexGrinnell. Doug spent ten years with Tyco and retired as the President of the Canadian company and VP of the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. From humble beginnings, Doug was a man who became a servant leader to nearly 4000 employees and an organization he valued. After that impressive run, he followed up with the creation of DBeebeConsulting Ltd. His sons would joke that for all his aptitude in business, he could not get the retirement thing right! Doug was wired differently from most people; he worked hard and inspired many. His professional legacy is near legendary.
All his hard work was not just for the satisfaction of being the best; he also needed to fund his many expensive habits. Doug loved “shiny things” – fast cars, trucks, quads, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, boats, guns, and way too much fishing gear. If it was shiny, he wanted one! All these toys were not just for him; after he retired, he spent almost as much time on the road towing something to be with his sons or his friends. There were hunting trips, fishing trips, snowmobile trips and trips just for the heck of it. Doug loved to be outside, going fast enough to blow his hair back, but not fast enough to spill his drink.
He always swore he would not go peacefully. Rather, he wanted to skid into the grave, broken and beat up, with a giant grin on his face, saying: “What a ride!” He truly did not know how to slow down, and he only knew how to do things one way: his way. And so, in the early evening on November 9th, he passed peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.
He touched so many people in so many ways. He lived large and made no apologies for it. We admired the man and his generosity. He made us all better versions of ourselves. He will be deeply missed, and we will continue to tell our stories of the legend that was Doug Beebe. Rest in Peace.
A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive S, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 1:30 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Doug’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Doug, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Matt Perin
1938 – 2023

 Matthew Perin, beloved husband of Rene Perin, passed away in Taber on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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