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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 17, 2024.

SLEIGHTHOLM, Jennet “Jeannie” JENNET “JEANNIE” SLEIGHTHOLM April 11, 1952 – April 10, 2024 The family of Jennet “Jeannie” Anna Sleightholm said goodbye to our precious mom on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at the age of 71 years.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, April 19, 2024, at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 604, 13 STREET NORTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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HOFER, John JOHN R. HOFER 1930 – 2024 John R. Hofer, beloved husband of the late Rebecca (Wipf) Hofer, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the age of 93 years.
John was born in Glenwood, AB, on November 24, 1930, to John & Mary Hofer. He grew up at Felger Farms south of Lethbridge. He married Rebecca Wipf on July 11, 1954, and they raised their family near Stirling, AB. John was a part of the Stirling Mennonite Church, and his greatest desire was to stay faithful to the Lord.
John was an avid woodworker and made many treasured pieces for family and friends.
He also spent many hours in fieldwork. He remained interested in life around him until the very end. His faith in God carried him throughout life and finally home to glory.
John is survived by his daughter Linda (Ron) Ulrich, his son Glen (Charlene) Hofer, his son Jonathan Hofer, his son-in-law Allen (Mina) Hostetler; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jacob (Junia) Hofer, sister-in-law Mary Hofer, brother-in-law Dave Stahl, brother-in-law Tim Kubassek, and sister-in-law Mary Wipf.
John is predeceased by his wife, Rebecca (Wipf) Hofer, his daughter Esther (Hofer) Hostetler, his sisters Marie Stahl and Sarah Kubassek, his brother Darius Hofer, infant twin brothers, and two grandchildren.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to the Raymond Hospital staff, the staff at Buffalo Grace Manor in Lethbridge, and daughter Linda for their wonderful care of Dad/Grandpa. God bless all of you.
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen” Jude 24 & 25
A Viewing will be held at 6:00 pm, on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch via livestream, please go to
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, April 22, 2024, at the STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH, 61022 Range Rd 201, Raymond, Alberta. The Funeral Service will be recorded and available to view later at
Interment will follow at the Stirling Mennonite Cemetery.
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ROBIN, Jean JEAN TAYLOR ROBIN 1927 – 2024 Jean Taylor (Black) Robin, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, died in Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the age of 96 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm, on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329, 15th AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival Society (#4B, 740 – 4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9) or to McKillop United Church (2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 0X5).
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TALLMAN, Gary GARY TALLMAN 1947 – 2024 Mr. Gary Tallman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Alice Tallman, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the age of 76 years.
A Visitation will be held at 9:30 am, on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 am, on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Craig Webber, officiating.
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LARKO, John LARKO Dec 30, 1931 – April 11, 2024 It is with great sadness, I am announcing the peaceful passing of my Dad, JOHN RALPH LARKO, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the age of 93 years.
Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Sheri Mathieu (Dave); and grandchildren: Mason Mathieu (Melissa), Michaela Sieber-Borath (Carl Tillemen), Matteo Sieber-Borath (Courtney Hay), and Gage Mathieu (Sarah Williams); his son-in-law, Todd Bene and grandchildren: Trista Sincennes (Shaun), Nicole Mrak (Cody), Harlee Bene (Evan Wiebe), as well as six great-grandchildren.
Ralph was predeceased by the love of his life, Jean Larko, and his beautiful daughter Marnee Bene.
Ralph was born in Lethbridge on December 30, 1931, at the St. Micheal’s General Hospital. He was a carpenter by trade, was an amazing artist and loved to carve many different things out of wood and knots he found in the forest. He truly loved his wife Jean and the time they spent at the cabin that they shared for over 45 years in the Elk Valley.
Special Thanks to: Dr. Leam, Dr. McCabe, and all the nurses of unit 4C.
Love you Dad, you will be missed so very much, Sheri.
At Ralph’s request, no funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in loving memory of Ralph Larko, directly to the Alberta Rose Lodge, 2251 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 4J9.

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BROOKS, Aaron BROOKS It is with great sorrow we announce that AARON CHRISTOPHER BROOKS, with his family by his side, entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 11th, 2024 at the age of 42 years old.
A Funeral Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Steve Bateman officiating.
The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Aaron’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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CROW EAGLE, Adrian CROW EAGLE Adrian Dwayne Crow Eagle was born June 26th, 1979 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was called back home to be with our creator on April 13th, 2024. Dwayne was born to Elizabeth and the late Adrian Black Forehead.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 11:00 am. Interment to take place at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
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EWASHEN, Kenneth “Kenny” KENNETH “KENNY” EWASHEN 1947 – 2024 Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Ewashen of Lethbridge, beloved partner of Mrs. Carole Everts, passed away in his home on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the age of 76 years.
A “come and go” celebration of life will be held on April 20, 2024, at the Parkbridge Estates Hall, in Lethbridge, AB from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to come pay their respects and are encouraged to wear their Lethbridge Hurricanes jersey or favorite motorcycle attire.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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