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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 27, 2023.

POYTRESS, Charles POYTRESS Charles Alfred Poytress died December 22, 2023 in Lethbridge at the golden age of 91. He was born on May 15, 1932 to Mabel Margaret Forth and Charles Henry Poytress in Parry Sound, Ontario.
Charlie grew up the older brother to 2 younger siblings: Gene and Neil. He loved the water and could be found most days either swimming, fishing, canoeing, or camping. As a teenager he worked part time on the ships in the Great Lakes which he absolutely loved. He later joined the RCMP and started training in 1953. It was less than a year later that he met his beloved wife and companion, Joan, at a dance. It was love at first sight. They were married in 1955. They were blessed with 5 children: Alan, Glen, Lynn, Shawn, and Faye.
Charlie worked for 33 years in the RCMP retiring in 1994. His hobbies/pastimes included fishing, playing sports- especially hockey and slow pitch but he also loved to watch any games that his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids were playing. Trips planned locally and farther away were always something he enjoyed as well. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was an example of complete integrity to his family whom he always held in highest regard.
Charlie is survived by his loving companion, Joan, his children Alan, Lynn, Shawn, and Faye, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Neil, son Glen, and a grandson, Daniel.
A viewing and Meet the Family will be held at Salmon and Sons at 433 Stubb Ross Road S, in Lethbridge from 7:00-8:00pm on Thursday, December 28.
Funeral Services will be held the following day, Friday, December 29 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2213 6A Ave. N. Lethbridge at 1:00pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Interfaith Food Bank (1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge).
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
WNEK, Richard “Rick” WNEK RICHARD “RICK” 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.
Along with his wife, he is lovingly remembered by his daughter Jessica (Shawn) of Lethbridge as well as his sister Irene (Garry) Vinje and their children, Josh and Jake.
Rick was predeceased by his parents, Tad and Lola Wnek.
A Public Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. with Father Santiago Torres presiding.
Following the Funeral Service, Rick will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.
In Lieu Of flowers donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation Of Canada.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
EDWARDS, Dolores EDWARDS DOLORES EDWARDS, beloved wife of Richard Edwards of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 25, 2023 at the age of 83 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
MARTENS, Mary MARTENS MARY KATHERINA MARTENS, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Abe Martens, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by her side, on Saturday December 23, 2023 at the age of 89 years.
A Family Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 17th St, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, December 30th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht officiating.
The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Mary’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
STROEVE, Bernardus “Ben” STROEVE BERNARDUS “BEN” ANTHONY STROEVE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Stroeve, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 at the age of 87 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bruce Barrett officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Ben’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, Ben will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
RANDA, Edward “Ed” EDWARD “ED” RANDA 1955 – 2023 Mr. Edward “Ed” Randa of Lethbridge, beloved brother and uncle, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the age of 68 years.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604, 13 STREET NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
Interment will follow at Royal View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
KUEHN, Herbert “Herb” HERBERT “HERB” KUEHN 1916 – 2023 Mr. Herbert “Herb” Charles Kuehn of Lethbridge passed away Monday December 18, 2023, at St. Micheal’s Care Centre at the wise age of 107 years.
Herb was predeceased by his wife and soulmate Grace Kuehn; parents Frank & Louise Kuehn; 2 sisters & 2 brothers and their respective spouses; son Franklyn Kuehn; daughter in law Loretta Kuehn; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Herb is survived by his daughter Ethel (Alan) Graham of Manitoba; his son Kenneth Kuehn of Alberta; his daughter B. Paige (Randy) Hartman of Alberta; daughter-in-law Lynne Kuehn of Alberta; 10 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.
Herb was born on November 18, 1916, on the family farm North of Warner, Alberta, the second youngest of 5 children. Herb grew up on the farm working with his dad, older brother Harold and younger brother Wesley. Herb enjoyed farming, purchasing his own farm East of Skiff, Alberta in late 1938. Herb met his late wife, Grace “Happy” Florence Lonsdale, also of Warner, Alberta and they were married October 18, 1939. After a brief honeymoon in Banff, they settled on the farm near Skiff. It was on this farm they raised their family of 4 children and remained for over 70 years.
Herb was a quiet, thoughtful, man of few words, who would have been content to stay on the farm and work on any form of equipment, or reading a non-fiction publication, or educational materials as opposed to going to town. However, Hap did not let Herb hibernate as much as he would have chosen. Together, they attended community functions, events and auctions, and would visit neighbours and family as time permitted.
Although Herb was very well known for his countless accomplishments and community services, he had 3 goals he strove to fulfill in his lifetime. These were: to have his own farm, to have a grain elevator, and to learn to fly (a tribute to his late brother Harold). Herb enjoyed accomplishing all 3 of those dreams over the course of his life. He was the last of his generation!
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service which will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, December 29, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment to follow at Archmount cemetery with a short service, followed by a light lunch and reminiscing with family at the Chapel.
To watch the service via livestream please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/HerbertHerb-Kuehn to find the link.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
ZADNIK, Al Al Zadnik 1932 – 2023 Aloysius John Zadnik, beloved husband of Helen Zadnik, passed away in Taber on Sunday, December 24, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, December 29, 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.

TWIGG, Brittany TWIGG BRITTANY ANNETTE TWIGG, passed away on December 17, 2023 at the age of 31 years.
A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, December 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at The Immaculate Conception Church (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) Blood Reserve, on Thursday December 28 at 11:00 am. Interment at the Twigg Family Cemetery.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
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