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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 20, 2024.

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.
The celebration of Richard’s life will be held at the Wrentham Community Center on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Richard will be greatly missed by his wife Rosemary; children Michele Owen of Taber and Kim (Rochelle) Owen of Wrentham; grandchildren Kennedy (Blake), Dwain, Curtis and Ashley (Ryan); great grandchildren Kynlee, Raelee and Zane. He is also survived by his siblings Judy (Gary) and Les (Deb) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his parents Doug and Jesse Owen; siblings Dorothy and Gail.
Richard was born May 27, 1943 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to the late Doug and Jesse Owen. He is the oldest sibling to Dorothy, Judy, Gail and Les. After school he worked at the Burmis Sawmill as well as digging pipelines. He then started farming and ranching in 1965. Richard married the love of his life Twink on November 4, 1967. He started operating oil wells in 1975 before starting his own trucking company Owen Oil Services in 1987. In 1997 the farm diversified into raising Elk. Besides his passions for farming, ranching, being a grandpa and great grandpa, he loved fishing, hunting, camping, quading and working on his old vehicles.
Richard had a kind heart and gentle soul. He was always willing to lend someone a helping hand and thought everyone deserved a chance.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Richard’s name may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
The family would like to thank the staff at both the Chinook Regional Hospital and Taber Hospital for their care and compassion. It was greatly appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

BAIRD, Robert “Bob” BAIRD Mr. Robert “Bob” Baird of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mildred Baird passed away peacefully at 11:11am (the hour of the angels) surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at the age of 96 years.
Besides his loving wife Mildred, Bob is survived by his children Josh (Rino-deceased) Baird, Sharon (Laurice) Block as well as his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob was predeceased by his sons Ronald Baird & Marvin Baird as well as a granddaughter Samantha Baird.
A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bob’s name to a charity of your choice.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
PISKO, Grant PISKO, Grant Peter November 30, 1942 January 15, 2024
Grant Pisko of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at the age of 81 years. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Grant’s family at http://www.MHFH.com.

SPENCER, Joe SPENCER Joe Lynn Spencer died January 15, 2024 at his home in Coaldale, Alberta. He was born October 9, 1948. He is predeceased by a daughter, Lydia Anne Fredin (Matt), and survived by his wife, Jerris, two sisters, six children, and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COALDALE CHAPEL (2216 21a Ave, Coaldale).
Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45am on Thursday prior to the service at the church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
MAGLIOCCO, Joan JOAN PAULA MAGLIOCCO 1954 – 2024 Joan Paula Magliocco (nee Glynn Carlos) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Romano Magliocco, passed away peacefully after a short but valiant battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Health Centre on January 13, 2024, at the age of 69 years.
Joan was born in Galway, Ireland, and was raised by her mother Emily, grandmother Granny Glynn, and her uncle Ger Glynn. She attended Salerno Secondary School where she met some of the greatest friends in her life – many of whom she kept in contact with her whole life. Joan worked in the family business after school – Glynn’s. Joan met her future husband, Romano, when she was 14 years old. Both Joan and Romano grew up on the same street in Galway. They were later married in 1976. Together they had four children and in 1991 they made the difficult decision to leave Ireland and move to Canada for a brighter future.
Once in Canada, Joan’s very first job was at St. Michael’s Health Centre in housekeeping. Joan later opened her own business, which she owned and operated for over 20 years. Joan lived for her family; her entire world revolved around her children and grandchildren. Joan loved to read, meet her friends for coffee, walk around Henderson Lake, and volunteer with seniors. Joan loved the arts – she loved fashion and Chanel perfumes, going to the cinema, theatre productions, and music. Joan loved to travel to Ireland, Spain, Paris, New York, and Vancouver Island for holidays. Joan had a great Irish wit, and her sense of humour was passed down to her children.
Besides her loving husband of 47 years, Romano, Joan is survived by her daughter, Pierina (Gary) Lissa, her son, Riccardo (Joni) Magliocco, her daughter Gianna Magliocco, her son Paolo Magliocco, and her grandchildren Kaylee, Abbey, and Sadie Lissa, Gianlucca and Elianna Magliocco. Joan is also survived by her beloved sister, Mabel Carlos (niece Fiona and nephew Daniel), brother John Carlos, numerous family members, and close friends.
Joan was predeceased by her mother, Emily Glynn, her aunts Joan McCaffrey and Lolo Glynn, her uncles Gerald and Gabriel Glynn, her father and mother-in-law Lily and Joe Magliocco, sister-in-law Lucia Fitzgerald, and brothers in-law Joe Dunne and Remo Magliocco, and her close friend Elneth Blasco.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) were held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, January 19, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Prayers will be livestreamed at https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Joan-Magliocco
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405, 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Tim Boyle, celebrant.
You can find a recording of the Funeral Mass after the service at https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Joan-Magliocco
In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made in honour of Joan Magliocco to St. Michael’s Health Centre by using this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/97035?v2=true and choosing Facility St. Michael’s Health Centre – Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SIEMENS, Leo SIEMENS LEO SIEMENS passed away at Valhaven Care Home in Abbotsford, B.C., on Monday, January 8, 2024 at the age of 85 years.
A Celebration of Leo’s Life will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
THOMAS, Karen THOMAS 1955 – 2024 KAREN A. THOMAS, passed away peacefully at home on January 11, 2024 with her beloved husband Garry by her side, at the age of 68 years.
By Karen’s request no formal Funeral Service will be held.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Karen, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Association of Alberta (parkinsonassociation.ca) OR the Jack Ady Cancer Center (www.albertahealthservices.ca).

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
LANDRY, Carrie LANDRY CARRIE ANNE LANDRY, of Lethbridge, beloved and cherished daughter of Carolyn Stone, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at the age of 45 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KARAKI, Gordon KARAKI GORDON KARAKI, beloved husband of Mihoko Karaki, passed away on January 18, 2024 at the age of 84 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
HUSON, Daryl DARYL HUSON 1947 – 2024 Mrs. Daryl Huson of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the age of 76 years.
Daryl was born on March 10, 1947, in Charlottetown, PEI. At the age of five, Daryl started crisscrossing the country as an “Airforce Brat”. After graduating from high school in Chatham, New Brunswick in 1966 she moved along with her twin sister Cheryl out to Edmonton, Alberta, where she met and later married Joe Huson from House Mountain, Alberta. During this time, they moved to Zama Lake and welcomed their sons Joey in 1968 and Jay in 1970. After living in several places, she settled in Lethbridge in the late 90s and started working for the Salvation Army thrift store until she retired in 2012.
She enjoyed her TV crime dramas, always had a puzzle book or two on the go and loved spending time with her family. Her biggest joy came from time spent with her son Jay and his family especially on their vacations to Disneyland.
She was known for her easy-going nature and ability to get along with anyone. Although she lived a very simple life, the generosity she shared will continue to ripple through the world long after our good-byes.
Daryl is survived by her son Jay (Paula) Huson, grandchildren Jarius and Jobe and their mother Joann Matvichuk, brother Dana (Diane) Hume, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Daryl is predeceased by her son Joey, parents Don and Louise Hume, sisters Cheryl Dahl, Judith (Paul) Copp, Jill (Pat) Nickason, and brother Lynn Hume.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday March 10, 2024, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Details to be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation at https://crhfoundation.ca/.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
MITTON, Carl MITTON CARL HARRIS MITTON, beloved husband of Shirley Mitton, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
As per Carl’s request, there will be no formal funeral held.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
HAZUDA, Irene HAZUDA IRENE HAZUDA, beloved wife of the late Mike Hazuda, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on her cherished farm on January 11, 2024 at 99 years of age.
Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, January 21st, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A short prayer service will be held at 6:30 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1104-4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Monday, January 22nd, at 10:30 A.M., with Reverend Carol Many Chief officiating. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Irene’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Irene will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
DRENT, Joe DRENT With deep sadness but gratitude for a life well lived, the family of JOE DRENT wishes to announce that he has passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 87 years.
Joe was born in Holland in 1936 and immigrated to Canada when he was a young man, settling in the Taber area. He met and married his wife Grace in 1958. After moving around from west to eastern Canada, they settled in Lethbridge to raise their family. Joe was employed with the Alberta Government until his retirement. Dad took meticulous care and pride in their yard, tending with love to his many plants and flowers. He loved sitting on their deck, enjoying a coffee and a piece of mom’s cake overseeing their yard. Dad and Mom loved camping and took their motorhome to Ontario four times to explore Canada, and camping at Christina Lake in BC for many years. He also had the best time going fishing with his son, sons-in-law and friends to the BC coast, going deep sea fishing.
Besides, his loving wife Grace, Joe leaves his three children: daughter JoAnne Thompson (Duane) and their daughters: Sarah Rasmussen (Glen) and their children: Khloe and Jack. Lindsay Wormley and her children: Ethan and Liam. Brittany Ackroyd (Edgar) and her children, Grace, Brooke, Aiden, Rosalie; daughter Debbie Oxley (Randy) and their children Lacey Slomp (Chris) and their children, Bennett and Harper. Logan Oxley (Marie) and their son, Owen. All of Lethbridge, and his son, Steve Drent (Lisa) from Saskatoon.
Dad loved seeing his great-grandkids running around at family events; he loved every minute of the fun. Our family would like to thank Dad and Mom’s neighbour Ed for watching over them and being a helping hand over the last few years. Also, heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital – Fifth Floor A ward for the kind and wonderful care they provided to our dad. Rest easy Dad we will love and miss you forever!
As per Joe’s wishes, a private family service was held.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Lethbridge Humane Society (lethbridgehumanesociety.com) or Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca) is appreciated.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WITT, Berthold “Bert” WITT BERTHOLD “BERT” WITT, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, January 19, 2024 at the age of 92 years.
At Bert’s request, a private Family Service will be held.

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