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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 12, 2024.

RAMSAY, Ronald

RONALD RAMSAY 1936 – 2023 Mr. Ron Ramsay of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Connie Ramsay passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the age of 87 years. December 22, 2023, was Ron and Connie’s 65th wedding anniversary.
Besides his loving wife Connie, Ron is survived by 4 daughters Belinda, Gayle, Nadine (Mac), Lesia (Steve); 10 grandchildren Rayann, Jesse, Isabella, Sheena, Tristen, Dustin, Sondra, Carey-Ann, Ashley, and Connor; 11 great grandchildren Cole, Taela, Quinn, Cayde, Lily, Wrenlee, Carter, Jayce, Presley, Clarabell and Sawyer; 3 great great grandchildren Lelan, Keanue and Alice; sister Doreen (Tom) and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Ron is predeceased by his son Ronnie; daughter Sonya; father Clayton; mother Val; and sister Pat.
At Ron’s request, he will be remembered privately by his family and friends.
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MOOK, Chester

MOOK It is with great sadness and gentle peace that we, the family of CHESTER JOHN MOOK of Lethbridge, AB, announce his peaceful passing at Cedar Creek Adaptacare on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the age of 79 years.
Chet will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 56 years Sharon Mook (née Risdon), by his daughter Tiffany (Neil) Fraser; grandchildren Andrew and Quinn Fraser, by his daughter Camille (Tony) Rose; and granddaughters Claire and Antonia Rose. Chet was the eldest of four siblings. He is survived by his sisters Patricia and Dahlia and brothers-in-law Don (Angela) Risdon, Daniel Risdon. Chet will be lovingly remembered as a cool uncle by numerous nieces and nephews.
Chet was predeceased by his parents Emma and John Mook, as well as father and mother-in- law George and Marie Antoinette Risdon; his brother Charles Mook, sister-in- law Marie Bell, and brother-in-law Darwin Risdon.
Chet was born on January 20, 1944 in Medicine Hat, AB, He spent his early years on the family farm and in 1949, the family moved to Medicine Hat where he lived for the remainder of his childhood. After school, Chet took a job in Calgary to work in an optical dispensary where he met and fell in love with Sharon Risdon. The two were married in 1967 and lived first in Banff before work brought them to Lethbridge in 1968. Chet quickly became an enduring and active member of the community.
Chet was involved in numerous business ventures, personal pursuits, and service clubs and organisations within the city. Chet became friends with a wide cross section of the community and enjoyed appearing in plays, singing in musical groups, painting, sculpting, and potting at the Bowman Arts Centre or LCC. Chet was an ardent lover of music and served as chair of the Lethbridge Symphony. Chet also studied and played several instruments with varying degrees of proficiency including accordion, guitar, harmonica, violin, and piano.
Chet worked tirelessly for many charities and was on the provincial board of the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/NWT division. A highlight of his life was when he was chosen as a “Rotary Young Man of Distinction” and was sent on a tour of India with other young men from throughout the province. Chet formed lasting bonds of friendship through his involvement in service clubs and his creative endeavours.
Chet was also actively involved in the business community and had many businesses throughout his lifetime. He was instrumental in establishing a professional association for hearing aid practitioners in Alberta, serving as President of the association. He established three hearing aid practices with offices in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Calgary.
In his retirement, Chet continued to serve his community and study his interests. He and Sharon were always travellers but retirement allowed them to see most of Europe and a good part of South America. Chet was always a man of curiosity, energy, vision, wit and good humour who, despite a lifetime of compromised health, lived life to the fullest.
Chet will be remembered by those privileged to know him for his passionate and insightful discussions and hilarious antics and zingers. Right up to the end, his days were filled with plans for more travel and elaborate dinner parties with his family and friends. Chet loved life and all the energy, love, and laughter that he spread, was returned to him. We lost a good one when we lost Chet Mook. There will never be another like him.
On behalf of our family, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the many friends and family that supported Chet throughout his lifetime and who have been there for the family in our days of loss. We would like to thank the innumerable hospital staff, caregivers, nurses and doctors who graced Chet’s life, especially in the last years of his life. He had immense respect and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of all health care workers.
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 (lethbridgehumanesociety.com) or Lethbridge Symphony (lethbridgesymphony.org)
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John Alexander Elves of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Echo for 51 years, passed away with his family by his side on January 7, 2024, at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit at the age of 78 years.
Besides his loving wife Echo, John is missed by his son Brad (Shannon), daughters Rebecca, Roberta, Jennifer (Ben) Boehr and granddaughters Carly and Adalyn Boehr. His kids were the best thing in his life, he truly loved each of them. Carly was the delight of his life and Adalyn was the joy of his life.
John is also survived by his brother Dr. Emmett (Karen) Elves, his sister Marie (Joe) Bialkowski, his sister-in-law Lucille (Bruce) Hetherington and many nephews and nieces.
John was an inspiration to all who knew him and respected by all. He valued his time spent with friends.
John met Echo at a Swinging Singles Square Dance in the fall of 1970. They were married on June 24, 1972 in Bellevue, Alberta and together they raised their four children.
He had a successful 40 years in lumber and hardware retail. He managed Beaver Lumber Stores in Alberta and B.C. He spent his last 13 years with Peavey Mart managing the Wetaskiwin and High River stores. His retirement was really about appreciating and enjoying his family.
John loved his flowers, gardening with his granddaughters, woodworking and working on family tree history. When you see a flower, slow down and observe the beauty and think of John.
A Prayer Services will held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at St. Basil’s Catholic Church beginning at 10:00 a.m. (604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.

ROTH, Brian

BRIAN ALEXANDER ROTH January 12, 1956 – July 31, 2023 Brian was born in Taber AB and grew up in Bow Island AB in a prairie farming community. He died at his home on Vancouver Island with family and friends and was laid to rest in a beautiful green burial ceremony in a future Gary Oak meadow. Brian is survived by his life partner Deb Wood, their son Jonah (Baneza) and his loving granddaughters Jennifer (David), Kelly (Peter), Casandra (Steve) and Maya and his great grandchildren Valentina, Robert Jonah, Lily Aurora and Javi.
Brian was predeceased by his parents, mother Jillane Mary (nee Jozsa) a devoted teacher and father Peter Paul Roth a respected farmer. Brian leaves behind his 2 brothers Dewane (Katie) and Jerome (Michelle) and 4 sisters Bernadette (Greg), Monica (Fraser), Sandra and Regina (Theo), and his much loved and appreciated nieces and nephews.
Brian really enjoyed learning and academics and graduated from University of Lethbridge with both an Education and Biology degree. All his adult life he was a strong advocate and wonderful model for lifelong learning, social justice and environmental stewardship and would use his degrees to further our knowledge and understanding of the natural world to help protect our Old Growth Forest and Wild Salmon. He became a computer programmer and tech pro and in that field, he held positions both at the University of Victoria and the Provincial government. Brian and Deb settled on their property in Sooke and when he ‘retired’ he took on his favorite job as Sooke’s Wharfinger/Harbourmaster down at the government wharf; he felt so privileged to get to know and learn about Sooke’s marine fishing history and community. Brian was one of the founding members of the Sooke Sailing Co-op, was an avid reader, hiker, biker and found great joy in being with his family and friends. His grandchildren describe him as gentle, patient, funny, mischievous, a great listener and dependable. He was a fine gentleman and a loyal friend and husband. He was a good man who will be missed and always remembered with love.
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PETRA PENNER Feb. 7, 1955 – Dec. 1, 2023 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful wife/mother/ grandmother and a friend of so many. Petra passed peacefully in the palliative care unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta with her family by her side.
Petra is born in Ebersbach, Germany on February 7, 1955.
Petra is survived by her husband Stan Penner, Daughter Monique Penner Williams (Jamie), Carrie Penner (Ken), granddaughter Courtney Penner and Kali her darling cat.
Petra had a heart of gold and there was nothing she would not do for others. She loved and she loved unconditionally. Her husband was her greatest love, the one she called wonderful, and she always made sure he knew that and how much she appreciated him daily. He was the love of her life.
Some of the things she loved to do were dancing, crocheting, reading, playing games with her family, making amazing beaded bracelets and of course drinking tea with her wonderful friends.
She was a very spiritual person and loved her crystals and all animals. She believed in peace and tranquility. She loved to sit in her backyard and watch all the birds that came to visit. She loved to garden and cherished her flowers, especially her roses. She also loved the sound of her wind chimes.
Petra had the most contagious laugh and smile that could light up the entire room. We will never forget her beautiful eyes and porcelain skin. She was just so stunning.
To the most amazing, beautiful soul. Our sweet Petra, our Sunshine, our angel you will be missed very much. Until we meet again keep us safe and surround us with your love and light. You will never be forgotten.
Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta by calling 1-866-342-8126.
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Nina Skretting 1937 – 2024 Nina Vera Skretting, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and wife of the late John Badura and the late Reider Skretting, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the age of 86 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 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.

OWEN, Richard

Richard Owen 1943 – 2024 Richard Douglas Owen, beloved husband of Rosemary “Twink” Owen, passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the age of 80 years, surrounded by his loved ones.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


KAYLEE TOLLESTRUP 1988 – 2024 Ms. Kaylee Tollestrup of Raymond, loving daughter of Doug and Val Tollestrup and beloved mother of Tyrell Still, Wyatt Still and Jaxon Pool, passed away in Raymond on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the age of 35 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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THIESSEN, Margaret

MARGARET THIESSEN 1926 – 2024 Mrs. Margaret Thiessen, beloved wife of the late Jacob I Thiessen (Honey), of Coaldale, Alberta, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at the age of 97 years.
Margaret was born in August 1926 to Gerhard and Maria Wall in Danilivka, Ukraine. The family immigrated to Canada when she was two years old and eventually settled in the Coaldale area, where she also received her education. In her youth she accepted the Lord as her Saviour.
Mom and Dad were married in 1947 and started their life together, purchasing a farm in the Broxburn area. Her greatest joy was working alongside Dad in whatever venture they chose to undertake. Mom was involved in the Women’s Group at Church and enjoyed volunteering wherever she was needed. Mom loved to bake and shared her skills with her children and grandchildren. Mom was an outdoors person her entire life, and no summer was complete without a trip to Waterton with the family, KFC, and her delicious chocolate cake or cookies filled with raisins. After Dad’s passing, she continued to live in the home they had purchased in Coaldale until her mid-nineties when she moved to the Coaldale Health Care Centre.
Margaret is survived by her children Dorothy (Bill) Siemens, Grace (Dave) Matthies, Ed (Annemarie) Thiessen, Larry (Joyce) Thiessen, and Les (Melody) Thiessen; and her grandchildren Eileen, Keith, Rhea, Brent, Norah-Faye, James, Evan, Matthew, Lauren, Aaron, Victoria, and Brian (and their partners). Margaret is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren.
When the grass grows green again, family will hold a graveside celebration of Margaret’s life, but for now we say, thanks for all the memories, Mom!
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MARY I. MARTIN 1926 – 2024 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” Proverbs 31:30 NIV MARY IRIS MARTIN of Coaldale, the beloved wife of the late Lester Roy Martin passed away peacefully after a brief illness with her family at her side on January 6, 2024, at the age of 97. She is now safely in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom she loved so much. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God was an inspiration to those who met her, and it was this faith that ultimately gave her peace at the time of her passing.
Besides her loving husband Lester to whom she was married for almost 60 years, she was predeceased by her brother Clayton and her sister Jessie.
She is survived by her children Ben (Laurel) Martin, Patricia (Everett) Nowlin, Derek (Debbie) Martin; brother Ted; grandchildren Joel (Ryleen) Nowlin, Josh (Meghan) Nowlin, Rebekah (Ryan) Bowlds, Patricia (Jaime) Petty, Nicole (Max) Joyal and Trevor (Heather) Martin. She is also the proud great grandmother to: Isabel, Fin and Vivian Nowlin; Brandon, Logan and Ryan Petty; Jackson and Samuel Bowlds; Ayden, Cohen and Tristan Joyal; Jonathan Martin, Kaylee (Elbert) Beekman, and Kassia Martel.
Mary was born August 24, 1926, in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Lillian and Cecil Johnson. The family moved to Lethbridge the following year but in search of greener pastures moved to the homestead west of Wetaskiwin in 1933, returning once again to Lethbridge in 1941. Mary attended the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1945. During this year her father died in a tragic workplace accident while he was employed with the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was in Lethbridge where she met and married the love of her life Lester resulting in this wonderful family. The family spent a few years on the family farm near Grassy Lake, but farming proved difficult, and the family moved back to Lethbridge in the mid 60’s. Once back in Lethbridge Mary worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses: Williams Tanner Bell accountants; YWCA; Case Power and Equipment; Bow River Irrigation District.
Mary was a kind and gentle soul who seldom uttered an unkind word. She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint, playing the piano, cooking for her family, and camping, but her happiest time was when the family was together as a group. She was dearly loved by her family and had a very strong faith and a firm belief in God. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she was a regular attender until her health failed her. She loved attending bible studies and singing in the choir and her lovely voice was often heard around the house when she played the piano.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Mary-Martin and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
Burial to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nursing staff on 4A as well as Dr. Walton, Dr. Orr, Dr. John Geers, and Dr. Justin Steed. We will be eternally grateful for the kind and compassionate care our mother received while at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
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GRAHAM, Heather

GRAHAM HEATHER ROSE GRAHAM (née Woodside) passed away at home, surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at the age of 61 years.
Heather is survived by her loving husband David and her children: Jacob, Hannah, and Seth (Rain). She is also survived by her sisters: Margaret Anne Woodside and Kathleen (Maurice) Poirier; her brothers: Shane Woodside (Val Tait), and Norman (Donna) Woodside; and her mother-in-law Florence Graham, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Heath and Freda Woodside and her father-in-law Keith Graham.
Heather was born in O’Leary, PEI and lived in many parts of Canada including the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, before settling in Lethbridge where she spent the past 25 years. Despite living “out west”, she was always an “Island Girl” at heart.
A service to honour and celebrate Heather’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. A celebration of Heather’s life will also be held on PEI at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Heather to The Terry Fox Foundation (terryfox.org)

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ZAYCHUK, Barbara

ZAYCHUK BARBARA MARCELLA ZAYCHUK (née Thomas), formerly of Kipp, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
Barbara is survived by her children: Nancy (Robert) Pike and Ken (Starr) Zaychuk; grandchildren: Kelly and Joey with a special place in her heart for Chad and Chris Harding. Barbara is also survived by her brother: Matt (Lil); sisters-in-law: Mary M, Marilynn and Thelma; and brother-in-law Bill (Ila) as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Nick (2017); her parents Frank and Evelyn Thomas; sisters: Marlene, Delores and Denelda; brothers: Andy and Roy; sisters-in-law: Nina and Mary Z; and brothers-in-law: George, Mike, Jack, Steve.
A Funeral Service to celebrate and honour Barbara will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Barbara’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Barbara Zaychuk’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca) or a charity of your choosing.

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CROOK, Claudine

CROOK CLAUDINE CROOK, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of William John Crook, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the age of 66 years. Claudine fought a very brave battle with cancer. No longer in pain, may she rest in peace.
Claudine will be terribly missed and lovingly remembered by her mother Suzanne Hul, her mother-in-law Edna Crook, her son Chris (Ola) and their children: Evelette and William of Pincher Creek, and her daughter Amanda and her children: Eady and Leela (aka Alex) of Lethbridge and her brother and sisters in-law and extended family.
Claudine was predeceased by her father Rafael Hul and father-in-law William “Bill” Crook.
Claudine was born in Belgium and moved to Canada as a teenager, where her family began ranching in Pincher Creek, Alberta. At that time, her future husband, John, lived in the neighbouring farm up the hill. Their beautiful life together flourished as they met on that hill between the two farms.
Claudine graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Education. After John and her had their first child, Chris, she began caring for children out of her own home. When Amanda was born, she wanted to continue caring for children and decided to start a community of support for like-minded childcare educators. That was when Hemel House Childcare was started in 1982. Through that business, she served and supported thousands of Lethbridge families and educators, and the business remains a staple in the community 40 years later. Her bright light will continue to shine through her community and family. She made a difference everywhere she went, and she continues to inspire us all even after death. Her kindness and infectious positivity knew no bounds.
Claudine lovingly cared for her husband as he began his battle with dementia and continued to support him as he moved into professional care at Sunny South Lodge. There, she began volunteering by sharing drumming, her beloved Laughter Yoga, and her charming joy with the residents.
Claudine was a dedicated wife, strong mother, amazing grandmother, and a wondrous educator, friend, peer, and a force of pure joy and light.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the springtime, on Saturday, June 1, 2024, a time to better reflect Claudine’s bright and sunny nature. Information will be shared at a later date. To receive updates regarding the celebration, please email claudinememorial@gmail.com
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RATKE It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of JIM RATKE, beloved husband of Doris, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the age of 89 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his children: Karen (Bill) Blenner-Hassett, John (Mila) Ratke, and Mark (Judy) Ratke; grandchildren: Kyle (Nicky) Fuhrmann, Ryan (Jackie) Fuhrmann, Shauna (Craig) Johns, Jaclyn Hartwick, Robert Ratke, Chad (Alieta) Ratke, Nikki (Brandon) Iwaasa, Braeli (Darren) Bevers, Jaimie (Hayes) Van Den Elsen, Laycee (Micah) Rogers and Rylen Ratke; and his 17 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Stena Meheden and Ruth Meheden.
Jim was born on May 15, 1934 on the family farm near Lethbridge. Jim and Doris were married for 65 years and raised their family on the farm at Spring Coulee. They retired to Lethbridge in 2001.
Jim had the kindest heart, a warm smile, a wonderful sense of humor and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was an honest, hard-working, humble man who lead his family by example and earned their utmost respect.
Family was the most important thing to Jim. He was so proud of them and had a special bond with each and every one. Whether he was farming, camping, boating, or playing a game of cards, Jim was happiest when surrounded by his family and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Christina Walton and to the nursing staff on 3B at CRH for their kind and compassionate care.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

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PETERSON LOIS FAIRBANKS PETERSON, beloved eternal companion of the late Clifford Junior Peterson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at 97 years old.
Lois is survived by her children: Cheri (Robert) Jenson of Utah, Rod (Diane) Peterson of Lethbridge, Barbara (Brian) Johnson of Magrath, Jeff (Karen) Peterson of Kansas and Marilyn (Orvil) Smith of Calgary. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 98 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Junior Peterson in 1994. She was also pre-deceased by her daughter Susan Romeril, her daughter-in-law Marilyn Peterson, her grandson Michael Peterson and her parents Harold and Madge Fairbanks.
Lois was born on September 7, 1926 in Raymond, Alberta. She was the second of ten children. She met her husband when they were both attending BYU and were married not long after on September 13, 1950 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. She and Cliff spent their whole lives in Lethbridge where they raised their six children.
Lois and Cliff had many close life-long friends. Lois even had weekly luncheons with friends until her last days. Her family was always the love her life and she could name and talk about every one of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She had a sharp mind and a great memory until the end.
Lois served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including 15 years working at the Cardston Alberta Temple. She had many hobbies including sewing, knitting, quilting, chocolate making, and even took up clogging for a few years. She loved doing crossword puzzles out of the newspaper pretty much every day and she also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Stake Centre, 2410 – 28 Street South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Lee Oviatt officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Friends and relatives are invited to meet with the family at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road, Lethbridge on Sunday, January 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, or at the Lethbridge Stake Centre prior to the funeral on Monday, January 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The funeral will also be streamed live at http://www.salmonandsons.ca.
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UMERIS ALMA UMERIS, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Arnold Umeris, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the age of 87 years.
Alma leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Gwen Umeris, her son Ed (Corinna) Umeris, and her two grandchildren, Isabella and Ethan Umeris; her sister Olga Rallion; and brothers-in-law Fred (Gail) Umeris and Hardy Umeris; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Besides her loving husband Arnold, she was predeceased by her parents Karl and Bertha Hering; brothers-in-law Henry Rallion and George Paskuski; and sisters-in-law Wanda Paskuski and Donna Umeris.
Alma was born on September 29, 1936 in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania. In 1940, the family resettled in Germany, and then immigrated to Canada in 1949, where they settled in the Iron Springs area. She married Arnold July 11, 1964 and moved into Lethbridge.
Alma was a beloved wife, mother and grandma. She enjoyed working in her garden, devoting time to her grandchildren, and following the lives of the Royal Family. She was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by all who knew her.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Alma’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alma’s name to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (crhfoundation.ca) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca).

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LIVINGSTON SHEILA NORMA LIVINGSTON, of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Wayne Livingston, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the age of 80 years.
At Sheila’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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HANNA, Rosalie

ROSALIE MARVEL HANNA 1939 – 2023 Mrs. Rosalie Marvel Hanna of Picture Butte and Lethbridge, beloved mother of Terry, Donna, Bev, and Murray, passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the age of 84 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, January 12, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Rosalie-Hanna
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, https://cancer.ca/en/
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MALM, Grace

GRACE “LORRAINE” MALM (PIERSON) Aug. 14, 1937 – Jan. 9, 2024 Coaldale, AB Grace ‘Lorraine’ Malm, wife of Lloyd Malm, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024.
At Lorraine’s request, no service will take place.
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HANEY, Robin

ROBIN ALLEEN HANEY (née Reich) May 20, 1951 – January 10, 2024 We are devastated to announce Robin’s death. Sister, wife, mother, teacher, gardener, friend, Robin lived her life nurturing, nourishing.
Robin leaves to mourn her husband of over 50 years Peter, sons Matthew and James (Karen); beloved grandchildren Ayden (Amy), Ben, Madeline, Emma and Wyatt; brother Roger (Bev) Reich; many, many close friends; as well as cat Freddie and dog Doug, whom she adored.
Robin was born in Lethbridge to Alleen (Noble) and Walter Reich. Graduating high school from LCI, she subsequently earned a BA (English) (UAlberta) and Teaching Certificate (UCalgary). After retiring from teaching in 2016 Robin continued her volunteer service for Habitat for Humanity (Lethbridge).
Robin had so many skills, many to do with her home and garden. She demanded not to be remembered as a good baker, but she cooked and baked for family and friends, to celebrate high holidays and every day, to sustain those in need, to welcome neighbors.
Mum was, of course, much more than a wonderful homemaker. A skilled educator, she taught for over 30 years in schools across Lethbridge, much of it at Gilbert Patterson Middle School. Robin will be remembered by her colleagues and countless students for her dedication to learning, caring attention to each student, the treats she always kept in her desk, and for her impressive “teacher voice” when needed. She loved teaching Grade 8; she loved her students and their energy. She worked hard to provide them with a kind, calm and safe environment.
Above all, Mum, Robin, was a thoughtful, generous and caring wife, mother, daughter and friend. Robin was quietly devoted to her family, sacrificing much to be present and support her loved ones at every stage of their lives.
Robin’s days were marked by giving, humour, beauty and grace. We will miss her, every day.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (CRH), 960, 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or Habitat for Humanity, 20 Rocky Mountain Boulevard West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 8E1, or other charities serving all people.
We are profoundly grateful for the sensitive and professional care given Robin by the staff of the Lethbridge EMS, Jack Ady Centre, Palliative Care and ally agencies, and the Chinook Regional Hospital.
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Nora Emily Ferguson May 26, 1946 – Nov. 20, 2023 Nora “Nori” Ferguson passed away in Lethbridge on November 20, 2023 at the age of 77 years.
Nori spent her adult life in Lethbridge, serving others for more than 30 years.
She was a dedicated caregiver to many over the years, and those in her care benefited from her gentle and caring manner. She was always respectful of the residents needs, and diligently attended to those in her care with a quiet dignity and grace.
Nori was a very private person, who lived a quiet life.
She will be remembered fondly by those who knew and worked with her, a large group of Health care workers at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital Auxillary wing, which then became St. Michael’s Auxillary Hospital.
Nori was laid to rest at Royal View Cemetery in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 28, 2023.
There will be a memorial gathering at a later date.

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