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Tuesday, December 19, 2023


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 19, 2023.

BARRETT, Joan BARRETT JOAN BARRETT, of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 81 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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VANDEN DUNGEN, Anna VANDEN DUNGEN With sadness, the family of ANNA GERTRUDE “THERESA” VANDEN DUNGEN, beloved wife of Gerald Vanden Dungen, would like to share that she is now at peace in the arms of her Lord. She passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the age of 83 years.
Theresa was born in Gramsbergen, Holland on October 18, 1940. She was the fifth of 13 children born to John and Anna Stroeve. The Stroeve family immigrated to Canada in May of 1956. She met and married the love of her life, Gerald, in Canada and they settled on the Vanden Dungen family farm near Vauxhall, Alberta.
Theresa spent her life in the service of others and loved life on the farm. Her gardens and yard were her pride and joy and she loved walking in nature and in the coulees. Her church and community were an important part of her life and she frequently volunteered and helped others. Her love of others was genuine and countless people have felt her love and care over the years.
She fought a long battle with cancer with grace and strength for over 12 years. She continued to live her life with her usual determined attitude throughout that time. She spent many hours at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre and the family is deeply grateful for the expert and compassionate care. Mom held a special place in her heart for each of you, in particular Dr. Benke and nurse Tanya. In recent months, her condition declined, resulting in the decision to experience the comfort of St. Michael’s in her final days, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Gerald and Theresa were married for 57 years, and their relationship was an inspiration to all who knew them.
Her children consider themselves greatly blessed to have had such a beautiful example of love in their mother. Dan (Lorry) Vanden Dungen, Lisa (Paul) Romaniuk, Shelley (Wayne) Boras, and Ken (Lana) Vanden Dungen will miss her deeply.
Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She was proud of all of them, and she would give them her full attention and love. She will be greatly missed by Matt (Jill), Graeme (Catherine), Nicolas (Melissa), Keiran (Stephanie), Aidan, Lucas, Erik, and John Paul Vanden Dungen; Carlin, Brettin, and Sierra Parkin; Jared (Grace), Logan, and Adam Boras; Santana, Sadie, Javin, and Eva Vanden Dungen. She adored her great-grandchildren Scotlynn, Isaac, and Cassius and her face lit up when she met her youngest great-grandchild just before she passed.
Theresa’s extended family was very important to her. Her sisters were her close friends, and she treasured them. She will be missed by her siblings Mary, Ben, Riek, Ann, Fenny, John, Joe, Ria, and Wilma, as well as their spouses, her godchildren, many nieces and nephews, in-laws and extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Anna Stroeve, as well as her siblings Herman, Jerry, and Diane Stroeve and many special in-laws, including her father and mother-in-law Frank and Maria Vanden Dungen.
Theresa’s faith and family were the centre of her life. We will always remember and be inspired by the example she was to all of us.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Brian Kinahan officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating. Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Theresa’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, Theresa will be laid to rest in Royal View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca)

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BULL SHIELDS, Barbara BULL SHIELDS Barbara Anne Bull Shields-Crow Chief “Itsoikamosakii” (Stealing by the Edge) passed away suddenly in Cardston on December 16, 2023 at the age of 86 years.
A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday December 20, 2023 from 5:00 – 6;00 pm, a Wake Service will follow at the Tanner Senior Centre, Cardston from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, December 21 at 12:00 pm. Interment will take place in the St. Paul’s Cemetery.
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WNEK, Richard WNEK RICHARD P. WNEK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Lori Wnek, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the age of 70 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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MANY SHOTS, Candace MANY SHOTS CANDACE KELLY MANY SHOTS, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 36 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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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.
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. To watch the service via livestream, please go to http://www.mckillopunited.ca/funerals.
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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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.
Interment will take place at 1:00 pm, on Friday, December 22, 2023, at TABER MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY, Taber, Alberta.
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IACHETTA, Grazia 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.
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 Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5.
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SAKAMOTO, Shigeko “Shig” SHIGEKO “SHIG” SAKAMOTO 1927 – 2023 Mrs. Shig Sakamoto, born Oikawa, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Kingo Sakamoto, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 14, 2023.
Shig was born in New Westminster, British Columbia. Shig and Kingo settled in Lethbridge, where they were married on November 20, 1948, and raised their family. Together, they raised their 2 sons: Lyal and Bryan Sakamoto (Susan). Shig will be greatly missed by her grandchildren: Rob Sakamoto, Shae-Lynn Sakamoto, Karyn Ormston (Kyle), Jessica Sakamoto, and Lisa Sakamoto Hakkarainen (Jessy).
Among Shig’s other hobbies, she enjoyed spending her time with her great-grandchildren: Sierra, Peyton, Callie, Noah, Hadley, and Hudson. She is also survived by her brother, Ken Oikawa (Jackie), numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving friends.
Shig was a passionate golfer, curler, bowler, and skier. She enjoyed spending her free time volunteering in the community and tending to her garden. She was also an avid dog lover and greatly treasured her time spent with friends’ and family’s dogs. Shig’s kind heart and witty personality will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service for Shig will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470, 40 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta..
Flowers and koden are gratefully declined. In lieu, memorial donations can be made to the Lethbridge & District Japanese Garden Society (P.O. Box 751, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 3Z6).
The link for the live stream and video recording of the service will be available on the Martin Brothers website.
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