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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 10, 2024.

MIKADO, Douglas Douglas Haruichi Mikado 1925 – 2024 Douglas Haruichi Mikado passed away at the Good Samaritan’s Lodge in Magrath, Alberta, on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at the age of 98 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Susie and countless nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Doug was born in 1925 in Ganges, Salt Spring Island, B.C., to Masukichi and Tsutayo Mikado, and along with his seven siblings, was schooled and spent his formative years there. During the war, the family moved to Magrath in 1942 and had resided there ever since.
Doug was employed by Tanco Co. in Magrath for many years and retired in 1990. His retirement years were spent golfing, yard work, travelling, and spent many happy hours in his woodworking shop. He was proud of his huge garden and beautiful flowers that he and Susie produced. Visits often ended with “come out and look at the garden”.
The family would like to thank the staff at Garden Vista for their loving care. We also appreciate all the visits and kind offers of help and gifts from friends and neighbors.
At his request, there will be no public funeral. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Flowers and koden are gratefully declined.
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EWING, Melody “Mel” EWING MELODY “MEL” ELAINE EWING, beloved wife of Jim Ewing, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the age of 75 years.
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Mel graduated from WCHS in 1967. She briefly worked at Tastee Freez before starting at AGT as a Telephone Operator, then 611 Repair Clerk. In 1971, she married Jim, her beloved husband of 52 years. They had two children, Alison, and Ryan, and Mel briefly left the workforce. When the kids started school, Mel volunteered in the classroom, eventually becoming an LSD51 employee, first as a Teacher’s Assistant in the special ed room and kindergarten, and at retirement, a Speech and Language assistant. She spent most of her career at Nicholas Sheran School. Mel then worked part-time as a circuit coach at Curves until her full retirement in 2017.
Mel’s strength, kindness, and love for family and friends, earned her the respect and love of all who knew her. Although she endured chronic pain and many health issues in recent years, Mel always remained positive and put others needs first.
Family and friends were especially important to Mel. She looked forward to her weekly Sunday dinners, coffee or lunch with friends, and spending vacations, special occasions and Christmas with family, extended family, and friends.
Mel loved to cook and was always looking for new recipes. Homemade chocolates for Christmas, which began with a lesson in chocolate making with sister-in-law Sheran, became a 50-year tradition.
There are many special memories of family vacations to Kootenay Lake and Disneyland/Disneyworld and camping at Waterton, Beauvais Lake/Beaver Mines. Jim and Mel travelled to many places, but Mel’s true love was Costa Rica. For 18 years, a part of each winter was spent in Costa Rica, and Mel always looked forward to the next trip.
Mel is survived by her husband Jim, daughter Alison, son Ryan (Kali), grandkids Jordan (Jonny), and Ari, great grandchildren Kai and Luca, and little Pepper. She is also survived by her sister Rose (Clarence) Rhodes and their family, along with extended family – Sheran Leverick (George), Doug Aspeslet, Barry Ewing and numerous nephews and nieces.
Mel was pre-deceased by her parents Ralph and Hazel Lightizer, sister Gail, mother and father in-law Dorothy and Tom Ewing, brother-in-law Darryl Stuckey and sister-in-law Linda Aspeslet.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choosing.
A celebration of Mel’s life will take place in spring 2024.

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BURRIS, Richard “Rick” RICHARD ERNEST BURRIS October 5, 1950 – February 4, 2024 Richard (Rick), beloved husband of 51 years to Violet (nee Heward) passed away on February 4 at the age of 73 at St Michael’s Palliative Care Unit after a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer.
Also mourning his passing are his 2 sons, Michael and Mark (Cristy) and the lights of his life, his grandsons Carter and Lucas, all of Lethbridge.
He also leaves behind his siblings Karen, Alvin (Shirley), Jim (Carol), Glen (Tess) and Alanna along with their families
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, please forward donations to the CRH or Jack Ady Cancer Center.

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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’s days were marked by giving, humour, beauty and grace. We will miss her, every day.
A Celebration of Robin’s Life will be held from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES VIEWING GALLERY, 502, 1st STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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.
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BINDER, Dale DALE BINDER 1954 – 2024 Mr. Dale Binder of Lethbridge passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at the age of 69 years.
A private family Graveside Service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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FABER, Mary FABER Mrs. Mary Faber, beloved wife of the late John Faber passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 07, 2024 at the age of 81.
Mary was born on June 25, 1942 in Loechau, Czechoslovakia.
Mary is survived by her children Chris (Brian) Nishiguchi, Cathy Faber, Marion (Wilf) Robertson, and Micheal (Angela) Faber. Five grandsons: Jordan Nishiguchi, Gregory (Robyn) Nishiguchi, Jared Roberson, Aidan Robertson, and Brandon Faber. 2 great grandsons Denver and Bowen Nishiguchi.
Mary along side her late husband John, were lifetime farmers north of Coaldale. She developed a love of growing fruits and vegetables on the family farm. She was kept busy selling the fruits and vegetables both off the farm and at the Lethbridge Farmers Market. Mary also loved to spend time in the kitchen baking and cooking. She could truly make something out of nothing. Her meals will be missed by many! Something that was very important to Mary was her Catholic faith, with that faith she chose to serve as a member of The Catholic Women’s League for 40 years.
In their retirement years Mary and John were blessed with the opportunity to travel. These travels included cruises thru Panama, Alaska, Florida, the Caribbean, and the Maritimes. In addition, they had trips back home to the “Old Country”, as it was often referred to.
A special thanks to the Emergency Room doctors and nurses for their care and support.
The Memorial service will be held on Monday February 12, 2024 at 11:00 am at the St. Ambrose Parish (1531, 23 Ave. Coaldale)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to L’Arche, 240 12 C Street North, Lethbridge AB, T1M-2M7
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RUDE, Frances RUDE FRANCES CHARLOTTE RUDE, beloved wife of the late Victor Eugene Rude, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 2, 2024 at the age of 86 years.
A Celebration of Fran’s Life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZEN’S ORGANIZATION, 500 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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PARD, Leon Leon Troy Pard 1971 – 2024 With much sadness the family announce the passing of Leon Troy Pard on February 6, 2024, at his home on Piikani Nation at the age of 52. There will be a Prayer Service and Visitation on Monday, February 12, 2024, from 3:00pm – 10:00pm at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Pincher Creek, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Brocket, AB at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024, with Fr. Roy Jayamaha as Celebrant. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.
Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisting the family with funeral arrangements, 403-627-4864. To email condolences, please visit
WALTER, Augusta Augusta Rose Walter (Frederiksen) July 20, 1951 – February 6, 2024 Augusta Rose Walter, loving spouse to Kenneth Walter, passed away unexpectedly in her home on February 6, 2024, at the age of 72.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, February 12, 2024, at Third Day Church (550 Wt Hill Blvd S #90, Lethbridge, AB) with Pastor Dick DeWeert officiating. Friends may meet the family to pay final respects from 12:00-12:50PM with funeral service at 1:00PM. Interment at Archmount Cemetery and reception will follow.
Live stream will be available, and a link will appear beneath the obituary on Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home website.
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GOMANY, Helen GOMANY HELEN GOMANY, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late John Gomany, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at the age of 99 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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WILLIAMSON, Helen WILLIAMSON It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of HELEN WILLIAMSON, beloved wife of Dave Williamson, at the age of 79 years old. Besides her loving husband, Helen was the amazing mother to Mike Williamson (Marnie Williamson), J.J. Kennedy (Bret Kennedy) and Rob Williamson (Collette Williamson) She was adored and loved by her grandchildren; Chase Williamson, Shaelyne Williamson, Logan Kennedy, Owen Kennedy and Ethan Kennedy. In addition, Helen is survived by loved family members including Karen Anderson, Kari and Jim Matsella and family, Kim and Cam Simpson and Andrew Minor. Born in Northern Ireland, she leaves behind many treasured Irish family members who remained a huge part of her life until the end.
Without a doubt, Helen brought warmth and radiance to every life she touched leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and an unforgettable light that illuminated the hearts of all who knew her. With her infectious smile and the embodiment of positivity, Helen had the innate ability to uplift spirits, and she effortlessly lit up every room, RV park, ice rink, and nursing home she walked into. Whether it was her contagious laughter, her genuine interest in others, or her comforting words of encouragement, Helen had a remarkable gift for making everyone feel valued and cherished. Her capacity for empathy was unmatched, and she approached every interaction with an open heart and a listening ear, offering support and understanding without hesitation. Helen’s greatest joy was found in the company of her loved ones. She cherished moments spent with family and friends over a cup of coffee or even much better a beer, creating memories that will be cherished forever.
Though Helen may no longer be with us, her spirit will live on in the hearts of those who were touched by her light. As we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the profound impact she had on the many lives. May her memory be a blessing, and may we strive to carry forward her legacy of love, laughter, and kindness in all that we do. Helen Williamson will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
A celebration of life will be held on February 24th at the Coaldale Community Hall from 2:00 till 4:00 P.M.

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DORAM, Ray DORAM The family of RAY CARL DORAM, are deeply saddened to announce his passing on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the age of 74 years.
He leaves behind daughters: Tenille Doram, Shannon (Quintin) Seitz and Mandi (Ryan) Parker. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Gage & Owen Parker and Paige & Evan Seitz.
At Ray’s request, there will be no funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future.

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TIZZARD, Wayne TIZZARD WAYNE TIZZARD, beloved partner of the late Diane Perron, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 9, 2024 at the age of 85 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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TAMANG, Tul TAMANG TUL MAN TAMANG, beloved husband of Bachu Maya Tamang, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at the age of 69 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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