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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 24, 2024.

ROSS, Michael

ROSS Michael Louis Ross, beloved husband of almost 50 years to Holly Ross passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, February 16, 2024, at the age of 76.
Mike was a true cowboy who lived for his horses, the outdoors and his family. He spent many summers in the mountains riding horses and enjoying nature. He always had just the thing you needed for a project somewhere out back with all of his treasures and he could build everything out of anything. He was an extremely hard worker and would lend a hand or instructions on how to do pretty much anything.
Mike and Holly spent the last 17 years out on the farm, a dream of his for many years. He could always be found out with the horses and the other animals on the ‘funny farm’, working on another new project or gardening. Unfortunately, Mike’s life changed after some health issues shortly after he retired and we know how he longed to get back out on a horse, riding into the mountains.
We remember him recently as someone with a twinkle in his eye, especially when cheating at cards, eating Holly’s delicious desserts and being an excellent judge for his granddaughters baking competitions. He always found a way to make sure everyone was a winner. He will be deeply missed, and we cherish the time we spent with our old cowboy and the many stories he told of his life. Happy trails to you, Mike.
Left to mourn Mike are his wife, Holly Ross; his children, Jennifer Burnett and Blair (Danielle) Ross; and his grandchildren, Harrison and Heidi Burnett and Molly and Maddyn Ross, along with many other cherished family and friends.
A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at a later date.
To view and share photos, condolences and memories of Mike with the family, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.


VENABLES, Robert


ROBERT CLAIRE VENABLES January 17, 1933 – February 18, 2024 It is with great sadness and breaking hearts we express the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather, Bob Venables, who passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 91.
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, the second of three sons to Arthur and Mary Venables, he moved to Lethbridge as a lad with his family. Bob wore many hats for employment during his colourful life. At seventeen and gung-ho, he joined the army, only to be ejected because he was too young. After leaving the fire department, he became a motorcycle policeman, which led to his love of bikes. There were other positions such as oil rig roughneck and car and truck salesman. In later years he worked maintenance at McGavin’s Bakery, Extendicare, and Wheatland Bins, the latter being his favourite place of employment. His cruise in NASCAR in 2002 was a highlight and a cherished memory to be beheld. He was happy to have the opportunity to sit in an Indy car at the Indianapolis 500. He had trouble getting out of that one.
Bob met Connie Field and they married in 1950. They had a long life together, which lasted sixty-six years. In that time, they raised four children. He was a member of the Windy West Model Airplane Club for many years, building and flying models of all sizes and styles. An established artist, he produced many pen and ink artworks, mostly of motorcycles and old autos, which were another love of his.
Remarried late in life to Kathy Rollingson, Bob found much happiness. It was a fifty-year friendship that somehow blossomed into love.
With Bob, it was easy.
Bob was predeceased by his loving first wife Connie, his parents, brother Ted and sister-in-law Laura.
A man who was very proud of his family, he is survived by his beloved wife Kathy, daughter Dianne (Shane) Porter, sons Rod (Shelly), Dan, Jeff (Karen), stepdaughter Pat (Dave) Olson, stepson Bill Rollingson, 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Also left to mourn him are his brother Gary (Marion), and best friends Karl (Doreen) Johnson and Glen (Jeanette) Richardson.
A Come and Go Celebration of Life will be held between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 5 AVE S, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Home.
Bob was an animal lover. In lieu of flowers, please find it in your heart to donate to an animal shelter of your choosing.
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LLOYD, James


JAMES LLOYD 1921 – 2024 Mr. James Lloyd of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Pamela Lloyd, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on February 16, 2024, at the age of 102.
Jim was born on August 18, 1921, in Manchester, England, to parents Robert and Mable Lloyd. At the age of six, he moved with his family from England to settle in Coleman, Alberta, where he spent his formative years. The outbreak of the Second World War saw Jim serving for four years in Europe with the Canadian Armed Forces. Upon his return from the war, he married his beloved Pamela Mather in 1946. Together, they welcomed their daughters Rosemary and Jacqueline.
The family later moved to Calgary, where Jim worked for the Union Packing Meat Company. After a decade in Calgary, he relocated his family to Lethbridge in 1960 and began a career with the Health of Animals Department. His role there entailed caring for the well-being of farm animals across the region.
James was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pam, his brother Ron Lloyd and his sister Joan (Roland) Allen. He is survived by his daughters Rosemary (Doug) Martin, and Jacqueline (Dennis) Coburn; grandchildren Rhonda (Neil) Berent, Brian (Wendy) Martin, Deanna Coburn, and Daniel (Rachelle) Coburn; great-grandchildren Cody Martin, Zachary Martin, Christopher Coburn, and Noah Coburn.
He leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, and kindness that will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will forever remain in the hearts of his daughters, Rosemary and Jacqueline, his extended family, and a community that was enriched by his presence. Our thanks for the excellent care given to Jim by the staff at Good Samaritan. At his request no memorial service will be held.
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CATTOI, Madeline


MADELEINE CATTOI 1928 – 2024 Madeleine Cattoi (Lacharite) beloved wife of the late Edward Cattoi, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on February 19th, at the age of 95 years.
Madeleine is survived by her four children: Annette West of Okotoks, Edward Cattoi (Sonia) of Kentucky, Carolin Cattoi-Demkiw (Steve) of Lethbridge, and Carmen Maidstone (Owen) of Airdrie; her eight grandchildren: Kelsey West (Jamelia), Jason West, Anthony Cattoi (Lisa), Andrew Cattoi, Ryan Demkiw (Shawntelle Fox), Keenan Kubbernus (Cally Arsenault), Talia Kubbernus (Travis Corner), and Reagan Maidstone; her five great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Madeleine was born in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan on April 5, 1928, to Lea and Wilfred Lacharite. She moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta with her family in 1947 and worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Michael’s hospital. She met Edward in Lethbridge in 1947 and they married November 16, 1948, residing on the Cattoi family farm north of Lethbridge where they grew sugar beets and wheat, as well as vegetables and beautiful flowers in their gigantic garden for many years. Madeleine and Edward moved to Lethbridge in 2005 where they lived until their passing.
In addition to gardening, Madeleine loved listening to music, singing and playing her guitar throughout her long life. In her most recent years, she enjoyed colouring, painting and participated in an art show displaying her works.
Spending time with her family and friends was Madeleine’s greatest joy. In the words of the most positive light we have known in our world, “it was a long ride…je t’aime beaucoup”. We will miss our beautiful Mom and love her for all eternity.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Smith and all the nursing staff at the Fairmont Extendicare for their loving care of Mom. We also extend our thanks to the Recreation Therapists who kept us connected to Mom with video calls when we could not be there in person, as well as her personal companions who brought joy to her through art and music.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch the Prayer Vigil via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Madeline-Cattoi to find the link.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th St. N, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Santiago Torres, celebrant. The Funeral Mass will be recorded, and will be available to watch at https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Madeline-Cattoi
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1200-2300 Yonge Street, Box 2414, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 or charity of your choice.
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PUBBEN, Dawn

DAWN JULIE PUBBEN July 26, 1958 – February 19, 2024 Ms. Dawn Julie Pubben of Lethbridge passed away in her home on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 65 years.
A Viewing will be held for family and friends from 2:00 pm, to 5:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
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LENGYEL, Bryne


BRYNE LENGYEL 1948 – 2024 Bryne Lengyel, a dedicated and beloved member of the Foremost, Alberta community, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024, at the age of 75 years.
Born and raised in Foremost, Bryne was deeply rooted in the land, his family and the people around him. He was the oldest child of John and Jeannette Lengyel and beloved brother to Karen Duda. Bryne’s commitment to building a generational farm was unwavering and left a lasting impact on his family. Bryne inherited his work ethic from his father, John, and has passed down this trait to his children and grandchildren. Beyond his work in the fields, Bryne was a passionate fly fisherman, outdoorsman and enjoyed golfing. He found solace and joy in the great outdoors casting a line on a tranquil river with his friends. As a young man Bryne loved tractor pulling, playing guitar and performing with his band Hiway 61.
In recent years Bryne served as a councillor for the County of Forty Mile and was then elected Reeve of the County. He was a passionate member of council and was also a member of many boards and committees. Bryne helped promote the County in everything he was involved in.
Bryne’s greatest source of happiness came from his family. He cherished every moment spent being with his children and watching his grandchildren excel in sports, dancing, and music. His pride and love for them knew no bounds.
Bryne is survived by his children Angela (James), Robert (Jackie), Gina (Dereck), and his 9 cherished grandchildren: Trevor, Grace, Ryan, Claire, Abigail, Julianne, Emily, Ivy and Bliss. He is also survived by his sister Karen Duda.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Donna Lengyel and his parents John and Jeannette.
In addition to his immediate family, Bryne’s life was enriched by his special friend and companion Beth Dixson and her family, whose love, warmth and companionship meant the world to him the past 7 years.
Bryne Lengyel’s legacy of hard work, love for the land, and devotion to family and community will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he rest in peace.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, March 1, 2024, at OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 205 2 Street West, Foremost, Alberta.
Interment will follow at the Foremost Cemetery.
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WILSON, Jerri

JERRI LYNN WILSON 1965 – 2024 Ms. Jerri Lynn Wilson of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the age of 58 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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KOCH, Leon

KOCH LEON JOHN KOCH, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Beverly Koch, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at the age of 80 years.
Leon is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Koch, of nearly 60 years; by his loving son Geoff (Tammy); his sister Audrey Dykslag; his grandchildren Sean (Tayla); great grandson (Avery) Matt; Kathryn. Along with many friends and family.
Leon was predeceased by his daughter Yvonne Koch (July 19, 1995).
A funeral service for Leon will be held at a later date.

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


MCQUARRIE, Jim

MCQUARRIE Jim McQuarrie, beloved husband of the late Myrna McQuarrie, passed away on Thursday February 22, 2024 at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his daughter Tamra (Alan) Echternacht and son Trent McQuarrie, grandchildren; Adam (Brittany) Echternacht and Sorscha (Parker) Steves, great-grandkids; Lumen, Markus and Meredith.
A Private Celebration will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Jim would want you to read a book.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


HAGEN, Patricia “Trish”

HAGEN 1938 – 2024 PATRICIA “TRISH” ANN HAGEN, loving wife of Don Hagen, passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Prairie Ridge in Raymond on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the age of 85 years.
Trish is survived by her three children: Lee, Andrew (Lorraine), and Geoffrey (Jennifer); grandchildren: Christopher (Erin), Nathan, David, Justin (Martha), Tyler (Raegan), Devon (Jocelyn), and Emily (Kyle); and great-grandchildren: Gavin, Jack and Marshall. Trish is also survived by her three stepchildren: Brad (Lisa), Melody (Frank), and Scott; and two step grandchildren: Michael and Kevin.
She was predeceased by her first husband Russell Brayne.
Trish was born in Denniston, New Zealand. She and Russell lived in Kaiapoi, New Zealand until 1973 when the family moved to Middlebury, Indiana, then Winfield, BC, Vulcan, AB and finally, Lethbridge, AB.
Trish was a journalist and worked for several newspapers during her career, as well as a freelance writer. She was The Lifestyle Editor for the Lethbridge Herald until retirement.
Trish married Don Hagen on July 25, 1998. Together, they loved travelling, camping and drives over the Logan Pass.
Sadly, Trish was diagnosed with dementia and resided at Prairie Ridge in Raymond until her passing.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the incredible staff in Cottage #1 at the Raymond Good Sams who loved and cared for Trish.
Trish will be laid to rest in a private Family Graveside Service.

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


VLIELANDER, John

VLIELANDER JOHN JACOB VLIELANDER, beloved husband of Linda Vlielander (née Hadford) of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92.
Survived by his sons Raymond (Gwen), David (Joy), 4 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Farming and the love of the land was the joy of John’s life. His work ethic was top notch. Another passion was fine horses and team roping.
Per John’s request, the family will commemorate him privately.

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


COURTOREILLE, Diana

DIANA LYNN COURTOREILLE, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the age of 69 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.

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


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