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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 20, 2023.

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). To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://youtube.com/live/7pmKdTfoQSU?feature=share
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BARRETT, Joan BARRETT JOAN MARIE BARRETT, of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 81 years.
Joan was born in Peterborough Ontario. She enjoyed her life along with her husband, Ronald Frank Barrett, for 62 years. Joan was an accomplished quilter and shared her gift volunteering for the Quilts of Valour, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, in Lethbridge. Joan will be remembered for her generosity and strength, she will be greatly missed by her surviving family, extended family and friends.
Joan will be laid to rest in a private Graveside Service, in the Green Burial Section of Royal View Cemetery.

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SOUCIE, Gloria GLORIA JEAN SOUCIE 1946 – 2023 Mrs. Gloria Jean Soucie of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Mr. Guy Soucie, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at the age of 76 years.
Gloria is survived by her children Charlotte (Ray Walker) Soucie and Lee (Gloria) Soucie as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, December 22, 2023 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Gloria-Soucie
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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.
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.

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KUEHN, Herbert “Herb” HERBERT “HERB” KUEHN 1916 – 2023 Mr. Herbert “Herb” Kuehn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Grace Kuehn, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 107 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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