July 20th, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 10, 2024.

SHOUTING, Lancy SHOUTING LANCY MAE SHOUTING, passed away on March 30, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 32 years. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, April 11 at the Moses Lake Community Hall from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 12 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, Blood Reserve at 11:00 am. Lancy will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB.
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HURT, Carol CAROL HURT 1947 – 2024 Mrs. Carol Hurt of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Blair Hurt, passed away after a lengthy illness at St. Michaeal’s Palliative Care on Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at the age of 76 years.
Carol was born on April 19, 1947, in Medicine Hat AB, to parents Louise and Robert, the youngest of 4 children. She was raised in Bow Island AB where she met Blair, and they married on July 27, 1968. Carol and Blair resided in Lethbridge where Carol was employed by the Alberta Government, Social Services. She took a break from working in 1971 to become a stay-at-home mom to her 4 boys – Jeffery, Kevin, Darren, and Bradley. She returned to the work force again being employed by the Alberta Government, Social Services. Through the years of raising her boys she enjoyed bowling, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Upon retirement, Carol and Blair traveled extensively with friends throughout the southwest United States. Carol’s favorite spots were Las Vegas and Laughlin Nevada. She loved many winters in Arizona where she built close friendships. Her Arizona friends were special to her, and she enjoyed her time with them. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved and cherished more than anything.
Besides her loving husband Blair, Carol is survived by 3 sons Kevin (Becky), Darren (Lorissa) and Bradley (Tricia); grandchildren Kelton, Kade, Tanner, Graysen, Beckett, Foster and Carter; 2 sisters Lillian Bruce and Elsie (Ken) Chobotuk.
She was predeceased by her parents Robert Calder and Louise Schmidt; stepfather Ken Schmidt; brother Raymond; and oldest son Jeffery.
To honor our mother’s wishes, there will be no Funeral Service. We invite you to celebrate and honor her memory in your own special way. Mom’s ashes will be laid to rest at the Bow Island Cemetery.
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WALKER, Jane JANE WALKER 1930 – 2024 Mrs. Jane Walker of Lethbridge passed away at Buffalo Grace Manor, on Monday, April 8th, 2024, at the age of 93 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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GABRUCK, Ken KEN GABRUCK 1951 – 2024 It is with profound sadness that we announce that Ken Gabruck, beloved father, brother, friend, coach, teacher and ultimate sports fan passed away after a very brief illness on April 4, 2024.
Ken was born to Stan and Anna Gabruck in Camrose, AB on May 12, 1951, and spent his early days growing up on the family farm north of Daysland. In 1973 he graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree with a focus on physical education. He married Lana Leeb and they moved to Taber, AB where he started teaching and coaching at St Mary’s School. He dedicated 38 years of full-time teaching at St Mary’s and even after retiring in 2011 he continued as a substitute teacher until 2023.
Ken had a passion for not only teaching but coaching as well. Between volleyball, basketball, and softball he coached close to 100 high school teams during his time as a teacher and even after retirement he continued to coach until 2020.
Ken was a die-hard Boston Bruins fan and a lifelong coach and athlete. He shared his passion for sports with his family and his wide circle of friends. At a young age he played baseball and basketball as well as hockey and was still playing hockey multiple times a week and slo-pitch every season until 2024. He also enjoyed golfing, gathering around a table playing cards, and sitting on the deck enjoying the sunshine while listening to music with friends and family.
Ken started Classic Awards in the early 2000s and was behind many personalized medals, plaques, trophies, and ribbons for young athletes all over Alberta, he took great pride in ensuring each design was unique and each award was without flaw.
Ken was a proud dad and mentor to his two daughters. When they were younger, he enjoyed coaching them in the gym and on the field, as well as cheering them on from the stands. Some of his favorite memories were the trips they took to watch NCAA basketball games in support of his Gonzaga Bulldogs.
He was predeceased by his parents Stan and Anna; two brothers William and Robert; and nephew Brian.
Ken is survived by his two daughters Allison (Jeffrey) and Kristy (Justin); three brothers Donald (Diane), Terrance, and Richard (Cecilia); sisters-in-law Betty and Liz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ken is also survived by his close friends from “Breakfast Club”, many long-time friends from his career in education, and his teammates from both hockey and softball.
Family members would like to thank his many friends for their support. In lieu of flowers they ask that you consider donating to the Friends of St Mary’s School for Athletics or volunteering your time to youth sports.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future.
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BRUGOS, Richard “Rick” BRUGOS RICHARD “RICK” BRUGOS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Kris Brugos, passed away at home on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the age of 74 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Santiago Torres officiating.
A Memorial Reception will follow at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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HERAUF, Peter HERAUF October 30, 1928 – April 5, 2024 PETER PAUL HERAUF, our beloved Dad, passed away suddenly, but very peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2024. Dad was born in Kronau, Saskatchewan to Simon and Caroline Herauf. He was the second oldest of 14 children. Dad grew up in the farming colony of St. Peter’s, where he attended school in the one room school house until grade 12. He finished his high school at Campion College in Regina. It was there that one of the priests encouraged Dad to study accounting because of Dad’s love for math. Dad didn’t really know what accounting was, but it turned out that he loved it and was very good at it. He achieved the highest provincial mark in accounting when he wrote his Chartered Accountant exams.
With his education and exams completed, Dad decided to take on a new adventure by moving to Camrose, Alberta, where he would manage a branch of the CA firm he articled with. He had never been out of the province of Saskatchewan, but he bought himself a new maroon and white 1956 Chevrolet and off he went. Dad decided that with having a good job and a new car he was ready to get married. On a beautiful evening in October, 1956, at a wedding dance in Ohaton, Alberta he met Maria Schmidt. They were married on June 17, 1957. Dad moved with his new bride to Wainwright, AB where they welcomed seven children in nine years: Sharon (Bryan), Paul, Dan (Claire), Mike (Sharla), Kathy, Joe (Judy), Mark (Nicky).
During his years in Wainwright, Dad worked long hours developing a thriving accounting practice which supported his family. He was well known and respected for his honesty and fairness by his many clients from the towns and farms all around the area. In spite of his long hours, Dad went to mass every day, a practice he continued until he was unable to drive himself to the church. Then he started watching the daily mass on TV. This he continued to do right up to his last day at home. His faith was a cornerstone to him, from the time he was an altar boy serving mass at St. Peter’s to his last breath listening to hymns. It was part of the reason Dad decided to move his family to Lethbridge in 1974. Wainwright did not have a Catholic high school and Dad wanted our catholic education to continue. He sold the bulk of his accounting practice and moved us to Lethbridge where all of us graduated from Catholic Central High School. Prayer was a huge part of Dad’s life. We always prayed as a family. All his life, Dad was saying a rosary for someone who needed prayers. He carried a rosary in his pocket at all time. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for many decades. Dad continued to work as an accountant with new clients from the Lethbridge area and old clients from the Wainwright area until his retirement. After that, he continued to do his own record keeping and income tax filings until his death. His accounting entries had been recorded in his ledger to the day he went into the hospital and his tax return was ready to be filed.
Dad’s rural upbringing never left him. He loved to have a garden where he could grow his favorite food: potato. He loved to work in his yard which was always meticulously maintained. As his mobility became more of a challenge and he was unable to do the work outside, he would supervise whoever was doing it.
Dad loved “old time” music as he called it. He loved to dance but claimed Mom was the better dancer. He had music playing in his office at his house all the time.
Dad loved sports. He played baseball as a young man with some of his brothers, with their dad as coach. He continued to play even after he was married and had children. He also played hockey until 1980 with the Knights of Columbus Old Timers. He followed the Toronto Blue Jays, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs, being a true fan always full of hope for “next” year. Dad always had time for us except if there was a game on. Then the conversation might end quite abruptly. Like most people born in Saskatchewan, he was a Roughriders’ fan, and in true Roughrider tradition, he raised us to be Roughriders’ fans too. He was an avid crib player and all of us have been subjected to a skunking by Dad at one time or another.
Mom and Dad were blessed with seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Like their parents and grandparents, they dearly loved their Opa and Gopa. (Great Opa) and will miss him terribly.
As children, Dad was always there with love, encouragement, wisdom and faith. He worked hard to give us a good life and always led by example. Since Mom’s passing in April 2014, he has been the rock for all of us. Even when he was having pain, which he usually described as a tickle, there was never a complaint. He always had time to talk (unless the game was about to start) and pick you up when you were feeling down. He was independent, not wanting to bother anyone, but at the same time, always willing to help anyone. He was loved by so many people. Dad is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Maria, his parents and several siblings.
We know that Dad is rejoicing being reunited with Mom and we are so happy for him, but we are so sad for us because the world is not as nice a place without Dad. We will miss him every minute of every day. Give Mom a hug for us Dad. We love you both.
A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6:00 P.M., with a Prayer Service to follow at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. The Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Peter’s obituary on the Cornerstone website at their respective times.
Following the Funeral Mass, Peter will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Maria, in Mountain View Cemetery.
If friends would like to do so, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an Alberta charity of their choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KORTHIUS, Berdena KORTHUIS BERDENA CATHERINE KORTHUIS (nee Vos), of Lethbridge, AB, beloved wife of Hank Korthuis, was called home suddenly, by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the age of 70 years.
Left to cherish her memory, is her husband, Hank, of 47 years; her two children, Joshua (Sharon) Korthuis; and Suzanne (Craig) DeGroot; as well as her grandchildren: Miah, Kaylee, Kaden, Davin and Anaya; her siblings: Randy (Grace) Vos; Wally (Denise) Vos; Marlene (Siebe) Bruinsma; Ellen (Albert) Hummel; and Jerry (Allison) Vos; as well as her extensive Korthuis family; Gaya Mamula, Klaas (Conny) Korthuis, John (Sandy) Korthuis, Harry (Sherry) Korthuis, Bob (Sandra) Korthuis, Grace Korthuis and their families.
Berdena’s faith, trust and hope in the Lord, served as an example to her family, and others who knew her. The Lord has been her Sustainer and Provider throughout the challenges of her life. Her smile was beautiful, and she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We take comfort knowing that Berdena is now perfectly healthy and with Jesus.
A Funeral Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. John van Eyk officiating. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed either through Berdena’s obituary on the Cornerstone website or by using the following link. https://www.trinityurc.ca/livestream

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BENNETT, Lindsay BENNETT It is with the deepest of sadness that we announce the passing of Lindsay Jane Bennett, daughter, sister, niece and friend.
Linz loved her family and her life. Despite all the challenges Linz faced, her focus and passion were always her family and friends. Linz also loved all animals, especially her ever faithful companion Garnet. She had a wicked sense of humour (like her dad). She loved watching the sky at night and working in her garden. Linz was very kind and loving. Linz loved and fully celebrated all holidays, her favourite being Halloween.
Lindsay was predeceased by her father, Ian. Lindsay is survived by her mother Arline, her siblings Anthony (Dal), Graeme (Yvonne), Pam (Eric), Darrell (Lana), Jason (Tammy), and Chris (Natalie), 14 nieces and nephews, 2 great nieces, and a very special friend Geraldine.
Lindsay is very loved and will be greatly missed.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Friday April 26, 2024. At the Galt Museum from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Everyone Welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to CASA (230 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2).
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
JESPERSEN, Bruce Bruce Jespersen 1954 – 2024 Norman Bruce Jespersen, beloved husband of Brenda Jespersen, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at the age of 70 years following a courageous battle with cancer.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Bruce’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 2:45 P.M. on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Barring any technical difficulties, the livestream will begin at 3:00 P.M.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bruce’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

WADE, Diana WADE Diana Shirley Wade (Clem) passed away peacefully on April 3rd, 2024, in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 80. She was born on May 19th, 1943, in Notikewin, Alberta.
A Celebration of Diana’s Life will be held on May 26, 2024, in Lethbridge Alberta.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
SEGOUIN, Armand ARMAND JAMES SEGOUIN 1953 – 2024 Mr. Armand James Segouin of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Ursel Segouin, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the age of 70 years.
A Celebration of Armand’s Life will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the JOYFUL HOUSE OF PRAYER CONGREGATION, 336, 13 STREET NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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BARTEL, Mary Ann MARY ANN BARTEL 1929 – 2024 Mrs. Mary Ann Bartel of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Melfred Bartel, passed away at Sunny South Lodge, on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the age of 94 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Drake, Saskatchewan.
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