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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 16, 2023.

LINT, Elizabeth (Betty)

Elizabeth (Betty) Maud Lint (nee Chenery) July 9, 1925 – Nov. 30, 2023 It is with deep sadness that the family shares the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother (Nana, Grandma) and Great grandmother (Nana B).
She was predeceased by Ross, her beloved husband of 56 years, her sisters May Burton and Dorothy Foley and son-in-law Robert Hall. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her children, Brock (Carol), Doug (Suzanne), Karen (Rob Saunders) and Gail; her 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous extended family members in Ontario and many dear friends. Betty will be remembered for her boundless love for her family, her smile, friendliness, warmth, generosity and her positive outlook.
The family would like to thank the excellent staff at Rosedale Villa Seniors Living for their care and kindness. They would also like to thank Dr. Sharek, her long-time family physician as well as the staff of Ward 43 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for her end-of-life care.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrews United Church in Edmonton on March 30th, 2024 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences can be sent to http://www.westlawnmemorial.com


MAPPLEBECK Sharon Ilona Mapplebeck (Mosher), loving wife of LeRoy “Lee” Mapplebeck (1938-2022) passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on November 30th, 2023 with her son, David by her side.
Sharon was born on August 16th, 1942 in Kentville, Nova Scotia and grew up with her brother Peter, and sisters Mary Jean and Linda. She was predeceased by her parents John D. Mosher and Brenda (Madden). She married LeRoy, her high-school sweetheart, in Kentville in 1961 and during his career with Scotiabank lived in several cities across the country until they found themselves in Lethbridge Alberta in 1992 and decided to stay. Sharon had a keen wit, a passion for jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and a greater passion for courtesy and caring towards others, for which she was well loved by her family, friends, and neighbours. She was also devoted to the Toronto Blue Jays, and for decades watched every game she could even well into her illness. She bore that illness with grace and fought it with characteristic tenacity. A memorial for LeRoy and Sharon will be held in Nova Scotia at a later date.
The family thanks the exceptional staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, and St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Bethany Calgary and the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, and the many other medical professionals in the community who strove to improve Sharon’s comfort and quality of life during her illness. Your support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.


STIMSON, Derek Ian June 23, 1947 – December 7, 2023 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Derek Ian Stimson, which occurred on Thursday, December 7, 2023 surrounded by loved ones at his home in Calgary, AB at the age of 76 years.
Derek leaves to cherish in his memory his beloved wife Stacey Stimson; his children, Natalie Halverson, Brett Stimson (Char Janzen) and Derek Stimson (Bailey); step-daughter Alexandra Kendall; grandchildren, Amanda Van Liere (Matthew), James Halverson (Josetta Silver), Cayla Stimson, Brittney Stimson, Caitlin Stimson, Alex Stimson and Emily Stimson; great-grandchildren, Elise Van Liere and Lennon Van Liere; his three sisters, Deborah Mitchell, Susan Stimson (Gerry Weninger), and Marie Payton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends. Derek was predeceased by his parents Jack and Beryl Stimson and his brother-in-law Shell Payton.
A Private Service will be taking place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later determined date and location. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Derek’s family at http://www.MHFH.com.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Movember.com on behalf of Derek.
In living memory of Derek Stimson, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

WATT, Walter

WALTER GORDON WATT 1941 – 2023 Mr. Walter Gordon Watt of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lorri Watt, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 10, 2023, at the age of 82 years.
Walter entered this world at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge and spent his first few years on the family farm. In 1948 the family loaded all their possessions on the train and the journey to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia began. Many stories were told of Walt’s years growing up in Burnaby, none more important than his love of the BC Lions and attending their home games at Empire Stadium. In 1958 he joined the Canadian Army, 8th Canadian Hussars, serving Canada at home and overseas until 1966. At that time, he returned to the west coast where he worked numerous jobs, journeying back to Lethbridge in the early 1970s. For several years, Walter owned his own business, and in 1979 joined the Alberta Corrections Service. He was a dedicated officer and an active member of the AUPE until his retirement in 2003. Walter was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Stewart Branch No 4 here in Lethbridge for 50 years.
In retirement, Walter spent many hours puttering in his shop or camping and fishing in the Boundary Creek and Police Lake area of Southwest Alberta. He also spent time on the patio creating tasty treats in his smoker or on his barbeque.
Walter is survived by his daughter Darlene (Gus) Watt; stepsons Tony (Joyce) Farough; Chuck (Heather) Farough; and his grandchildren Ethan Frisse, Alex, Kate, Raelynn and Aubrey Farough.
He is also survived by his sister Diane (Greg) Dyble; niece Christie (Rob) Wall and their children Zach and Annika; his nephew Jaron (Meriya) Dyble and their children Raena and Emryn; as well as numerous family members throughout BC and the Prairie Provinces.
Besides his wife Lorri, Walter was predeceased by his parents Alex and Phyllis Watt and his brother, Ken.
A gathering for family and friends to remember Walter and say their final good-byes will be held in the new year. Arrangements to be announced when completed. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Diabetes Canada, 1400 – 522 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 https://crm2.diabetes.ca/
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MOOK, Chester

MOOK It is with great sadness and gentle peace that the family of the CHESTER JOHN MOOK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sharon Mook and father of Tiffany Fraser and Camille Rose, announce his passing at Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
A Celebration of Chester’s Life will be held at the SANDMAN SIGNATURE LETHBRIDGE LODGE, 320 Scenic Drive S, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Chester’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca), Lethbridge & District Humane Society (lethbridgehumane society.com) or Lethbridge Symphony (lethbridge symphony.org)

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

NELSON, Gladys

NELSON GLADYS MARGUERITE NELSON, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, where she resided for the last four and a half years, on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the age of 89 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her children: Ann Herman, Rick Nelson, Elaine Trowbridge and Ed Nelson; seven grandchildren: Michelle Dunham, Bobbi-Jo Hubbard, Bill Herman, Marie Nelson, Sheila Nelson, Tammi Ronald and Angela Trowbridge; and 13 great-grandchildren: Darby Dunham, Riley Dunham, Raven Hubbard, Osiris Hubbard, Cerulea Hubbard, Persephone Hubbard, Anthony Trowbridge, Gavin Trowbridge, Abigail Ronald, Ammon Ronald, Emma Ronald, Sarah Ronald and Jasper Howard.
She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John “Bud” Nelson, in 1995.
The family would like to thank all who have been so supportive of Gladys during her fight with Alzheimer’s. Special thanks to the staff at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, and to her granddaughters Marie, Sheila, Tammi and Angela for so much help with Gladys during her final days.
In accordance with her wishes, no funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society (Alzheimer.ca) or Jack Ady Cancer Centre (crhfoundation.ca)

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

LEBLANC, George “Allen”

LEBLANC June 3, 1947 – December 11, 2023 GEORGE “ALLEN” LEBLANC beloved husband of Robin Gemer, passed away peacefully at home in Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, December 11, 2023 at the age of 76 years.
Allen leaves behind his sons: Jeff (Amanda) and Patrick (Christa); and daughter Susan (Justin); their mother Laura LeBlanc, and his brothers: Lloyd (Diane), Michael, and Dennis (Elsie). He also is mourned by nine grandchildren who knew and loved him both as Grandpa Al and Grandpa George: Shaun (Garret), Ethan (Brianna), Ainsley (Darnell), Callahan, Sophie, Isabelle, Jérémy, Piper, and Hadley. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and longtime friends from across the country.
Allen was predeceased by his eldest son Luke, mother Marie “Bunny”, father Percy, sister Ethel, and brother Carl.
Born in Quebec, and moving often in his youth, Allen settled and lived in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for over 40 years, working as an educator, cheering for the Soo Greyhounds, mastering the art of finding treasures at yard sales and auctions, and most important to him, raising his family. He proudly completed his MBA, taught university courses, learned to swim in his late 30’s, was hard to beat at Jeopardy, and could usually be found with several newspapers at his side. After retiring he spent his years often travelling Canada coast to coast visiting family and friends before finding a new home in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta.
In Lethbridge, Allen leaves behind his dearest wife of over 12 years, Robin Gemer and her family: Sydney, George, Tara, Mark, Jackson, and Jasper, who welcomed him into their hearts and homes. We are forever grateful for the tremendous care provided by his entire healthcare team, but especially by Robin, whose unwavering dedication, love, and support gave him the strength to continue even on the most difficult days in their journey.
A Celebration of Allen’s life will take place at a later date. In the meantime, we thank everyone for their kind words, condolences, and stories about Al, and share some of his best advice – always listen to the little voice in the back of your head, always look for a good bargain, always wear good shoes, and always, always, buy the good toilet paper.
Allen was a strong believer in furthering one’s education and that hard work and dedication, paired with training and learning opportunities, could open doors and give someone a chance to reach for the stars and achieve their goals. With this in mind, in lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the following organizations to help further higher education opportunities for youth: Junior Achievement Southern Alberta (https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/donation-form/d5b1c369-2a07-402f-bab1-4b989c57c835) or the Dragonfly Education Fund for Lethbridge College (https://give.lethbridgecollege.ca/give /308826/#!/donation/checkout)

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ART FRIESEN 1942 – 2023 Mr. Art Friesen of Vauxhall, beloved husband of Elsie Friesen passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge, on Thursday, December 14, 2023, with his family by his side.
At Art’s request there will be no formal service.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, 205025 AB – 512 # 24, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5N8
Please send condolences to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

REDMAN, Bernice

BERNICE REDMAN February 20, 1935 – December 8, 2023 It is with great sadness and gentle peace that our family announces the passing of Bernice Marie Redman of Lethbridge at the age of 88 years.
Bernice was the beloved wife of Bruce, dear mother of Cheryl (James) Steele, Neil (Gemma) Redman, Derek (Ashelyn) Redman and Murray (Lisa) Redman. “Nannie/Nan” to Tyler (Tina Marie) Steele, Declan (Shona) Redman, Logan (Melanie) Redman, Connor Redman and Ethan Redman. Great “Nan” to Grace and Luke Redman and Kaelum and Aylish Redman. Bernice is also survived by her sister-in-law Annette Manns, her nephews Dennis (Donna) Manns, David (Jody) Manns, Ron Manns (Mayda Serrano Alvira) and their families.
Bernice was predeceased by her dear brother, Gary Manns
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, https://cancer.ca/en/
Bernice’s favorite color was red. In her honour please feel free to wear a touch of red.
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DUDA, Walter “Wally”

WALTER “WALLY” PAUL DUDA 1951 – 2023 It is with heartfelt sadness but with great relief that the family of Walter “Wally” Duda announce his passing on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, with his family at his side at the age of 72 years.
Wally was the third son of Wilhelm and Agathe Duda. Wilhelm and Agathe immigrated to Coaldale, Alberta in 1950 with his two older brothers Hans and Guenter. Wally was born on August 2, 1951, and on the same day as Guenter born four years earlier. Wally always enjoyed celebrating their birthdays together.
Wally graduated from Kate Andrews in 1969 and ventured up to Valley View with Gest laying cables for telephone lines. When he returned to Coaldale he began to apprentice for plumbing and earned his certification in June 1975. He began his career in housing but ended it in commercial and worked on many projects in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.
He really enjoyed fishing with his dad and brothers, camping with family, golfing with his friends, and spending time at Beauvais.
He is survived by his wife Karen of 48 years, sons Brad (Ryann) and Daryl, three granddaughters Jasmine, Nicole, and Lyla, his brothers Hans (Jean), George (Kathy), his brother-in-law Bryne (Donna- deceased) and many nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes Wally will be remembered with a private mass.
Flowers and donations are graciously declined. Remember Wally by spending time with your family and friends, give them a hug, listen to them with your heart, tell them you love them, and cherish your faith as this is what helped Wally in his journey with Parkinson’s Plus – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) which he was diagnosed with in 2021.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
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GRAZIA IACHETTA 1921 – 2023 Mrs. Grazia Iachetta of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alberto Iachetta, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 7, 2023, at the age of 102 years.
Grazia was born July 2, 1921, in Dipignano, Cosenza, Italy, to Frank and Anna Tutera. She was educated in Laurignano. On June 22, 1946, Grazia married the love of her life Alberto lachetta. They were married in Laurignano, but they resided in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy, for five years before Alberto came to Canada in December 1951. Grazia left her home country in 1952 to follow Alberto to Michel, British Columbia and later to Fernie, British Columbia. They resided in British Columbia for 23 years, and in 1975, they called Lethbridge home.
Grazia was a loving, caring, and devoted wife to Alberto for 55 years. They were more than best friends; they were soulmates. They were like two peas in a pod and loved doing many things together, especially travelling. They had the opportunity to travel to Italy three times and visit Sault St. Marie numerous times. One of their favourite trips was to Hawaii to attend their great-niece’s wedding.
Besides being a devoted wife, Grazia was also a devoted Catholic and devoted to the Madonna della Catena Laurignano. When she could no longer attend church services, Grazia would participate in the weekly Sunday service on television. Her prayer book was always on her table next to her rosary.
Grazia enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She knitted and crocheted numerous dishcloths, blankets, baby clothes, and doilies. At the age of 100, she was still knitting away in her chair while watching her favourite television programs. Wrestling, The Young and the Restless, Family Feud, and Italian shows, provided her with plenty of entertainment. However, it was the visits and phone calls from family and friends that she cherished the most. The birthday letters she received when she turned 100 from Pope Francis, Prime Minister Trudeau, and Mayor Blaine Hyggen, just to name a few, definitely put a smile on her face when she received them in the mail. Grazia was also a member of the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.
Grazia had three things on her daily to-do list – get up, survive, and go back to bed. It is these three things that perhaps got her to the age of 102 – a life well-lived! Special thanks to Dr. Leam, for the excellent care he provided for Grazia, as well as the caregivers at St. Therese Ville (First East). Thank you to Ed Hellwigh for spending time with Grazia; she looked forward to his visits. Last, but not least, a heartfelt thank you to the 4A nurses and Dr. Mtshali at the Chinook Regional Hospital and Ed Vegter and staff at Norbridge Pharmacy who looked after Grazia.
Grazia is survived by her nieces and nephews from Lethbridge, Frank (Leona) Donato, Teresa Mantello, and Flora Donato; Anna Gignac, Lina Aceti, Joe lachetta, Roy lachetta, and Teresa Burns from Sault St. Marie; and Vanda Guerriero and Sara Germanese from Grimaldi, Italy. Grazia is also remembered by many great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nephews.
Grazia was predeceased by her parents Frank and Anna Tutera, her husband Alberto lachetta, her sisters Maria Donato and Sister Anna Flora, her nephew Joseph Mantello, and her cousins Fernando and Antonietta Rose.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00 pm, on Monday, December 18, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Grazia-Iachetta and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 STREET NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Santiago Torres, celebrant. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Grazia-Iachetta and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6, or Diabetes Canada, 1400 – 522 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 https://crm2.diabetes.ca/
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WILL, Robert “Bob”

ROBERT “BOB” WILL 1945-2023 Mr. Robert “Bob” Will of Raymond, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at the age of 78 years.
A public interment will be held in Spring 2024. Please contact Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels for further information.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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PETRA VILLEBRUN 1956 – 2023 Petra Rossanna Villebrun passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in Lethbridge at the age of 67 years old.
Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.
Please send condolences to http://www.evergreenfh.ca

LUCA, Carolyn

CAROLYN MARGARET LUCA Carolyn Margaret Luca passed away on December 12th. She is predeceased by her late husband, Allan Sanford Luca, and is survived by her children Devan Luca and Brianne Luca, and her siblings Joan Smith, Wanda Rumpel, Beverly Finstad, and Raymond Rumpel. There will be a celebration of life on January 5th, at the Foremost Community Hall. Service provided by Salmon and Sons, with a full obituary on their website.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either MScanada or the Cancer Foundation.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

HEAD, Joan

JOAN HEAD 1945 – 2023 Mrs. Joan Head of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Patrick Head, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the age of 78 years.
Joan was born on June 8, 1945, to parents Ezekeil and Daisy Crawford. She enjoyed crafting, sewing and collecting pigs.
Besides her loving husband Patrick, Joan is survived by her daughters Becky Clark, Shannon (Bob) Michaud, and Kathleen (Neil) Jesske; son Shawn (Cindy) Clark; grandchildren Lenna, Cyrus, Gwen, Autumn, Danny, Crimson, Mitch and Evan; great grandchildren Taylor, Issaic, Robert, Rice Arora, Lex, and Axel; sister Ardith (Doug) Diste and sister-in-law Karen Crawford; brothers Donald (Rhonda) Crawford and Calvin (Valerie) Crawford; and best friend Kim Herbert-Nielsen.
She was predeceased by her parents Daisy & Ezeikel; twin sister Judy Crawford, and brother George Crawford.
A Viewing will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, on Monday, December 18, 2023, at MARITN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4th STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will take place at a later date at Taber Memorial Garden.
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