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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 1, 2024.

CANN, Joyce

JOYCE CANN 1930 – 2024 Joyce Evangeline Cann (Anderson) of Lethbridge passed away on Tuesday February 20, 2024, at the age of 93. She is survived by her sons Brent (Henriette) and Mike (Mona) and son-in-law Gary Huculak (Xochitl Hernandez), her grandchildren Manou Glijn (Trevor Majeski), Dylan Cann, Sascha Lenstra (Dustan), Tyson Cann, Liam Huculak (Angelica), and Amelia Cann, her great-grandchildren Jackson, Cidney, Huntington, Rocky and Cali; her brother Don Anderson (Edith), sister Beth McKay and brother-in-law Ken Forbes, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ade and Blanche Anderson, her husband Paul, daughter Cindy Huculak, granddaughter Tara McDonald (Steve McDonald), and brothers Bud, Dick, and Lincoln. Joyce was born October 29, 1930, in Scandia, Alberta. She married Paul Cann in Brooks, Alberta, where Brent was born. The family then moved to Chilliwack, BC, where their daughter, Cindy was born. They returned to Alberta, moving to Lethbridge where Mike was born. Joyce enjoyed her career as bookkeeper for many years. As per Joyce’s wishes, no public service will be held.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


OKAMURA, Takeshi “Tak”

Takeshi (Tak) Okamura Takeshi “Tak” Okamura, beloved husband of Michiko Janet Okamura, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on February 26, 2024, at the age of 87 years. He was the loving father of Kelly Okamura of Toronto and grandfather to her children Calandra and Raiden Hudson; and Jim Okamura and Wendy Sokoluk and their son, Taro Okamura, all of Chicago, Illinois.
He is also survived by his brothers, Mas Okamura (Ruby), Dave Okamura (Wanda) and sister Jane Tanaka (Keith). He was predeceased by father and mother Masaru and Fujiko Okamura (nee Hisaoka); his brothers Hiroshi Okamura (Sets), Ken Okamura (Evelyn) and Violet Morris (Jim).
Takeshi was born in Mission B.C., on April 8, 1936. He lived in Mission until the family was evacuated to Alberta in 1942. He completed high school in 1953 from Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, before going to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, graduating in 1955 in Building Construction & Architectural Drafting. Inspired by his Uncle Ken Hisaoka, who urged him to go to university, he attended the University of Alberta. He graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, paving the way for his siblings who would pursue their own university educations.
Tak had a long and successful career in Southern Alberta as a proud Alberta Land Surveyor. The last 25 years he was the President and General Manager of Brown, Okamura and Associates Ltd., retiring in 1993. He built many relationships through Engineering and Land Surveyor organizations across the province and Lethbridge based service clubs like the Gyro Club of Lethbridge. Tak was a natural leader, and any organization he believed in benefited from his people skills and generosity.
Takeshi married Michiko Janet Kariatsumari on August 1, 1961. Together, they built their dream home in Lethbridge where they lived for 61 years. They traveled extensively visiting every province and territory in Canada. They enjoyed their retirement years traveling internationally, stayed active golfing, curling and playing cards with friends.
The funeral service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 am, 470 – 40th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Meet the Family receiving line will begin at 10:00 am. Reverend Roland Ikuta Sensei will be officiating.
The family requests no flowers or koden. Donations can be made in Tak Okamura’s memory to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta (http://www.thebtsa.com), where Tak was an active member for many years.
For more information or to share your condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


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.
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.
Immediately following the service, a Luncheon will be held at the Foremost Community Hall.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


FRIESEN, Elizabeth “Betty”

ELIZABETH “BETTY” FRIESEN 1928 – 2024 Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Friesen, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Friesen, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 95 years of age.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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VENABLES, Robert

ROBERT CLAIRE VENABLES January 17, 1933 – February 18, 2024 lt 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.
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.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


FLAMAND, Paul

PAUL FLAMAND 1936 – 2024 Mr. Paul Stanley Flamand of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Doris Flamand, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at the age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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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.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday March 10, 2024. It will be held in the West Community Room of the Nord-Bridge Seniors Center at 1904-13 Avenue North from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with an informal presentation at 2:00 pm. Please Note: All guests must enter through the 12th Avenue Entrance Doors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation at https://crhfoundation.ca/.
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MOSSEY, Iris

MOSSEY IRIS MOSSEY, beloved wife of the late Gordon Mossey, passed away on Wednesday February 28, 2024 at the age of 98 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


SHEMANCHUK, Joseph

SHEMANCHUK JOSEPH ALEXANDER SHEMANCHUK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Clara Shemanchuk, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
A Celebration of Joseph’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Trevor Potter officiating. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Joseph’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


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