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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 8, 2024.

WASELENAK, Nina NINA WASELENAK 1927-2024 Nina Waselenak of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the age of 96 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
SEKURA, Frank Frank Sekura 1945 – 2024 Frank John Sekura, beloved husband of Ann Sekura, passed away in Taber on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the age of 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 P.M.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the prayer service online may do so by visiting Frank’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 6:45 P.M. on Friday, May 10, 2024. Barring any technical difficulties, the livestream will begin at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:00 A.M.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the funeral mass online may do so by visiting Frank’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Barring any technical difficulties, the livestream will begin at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

KING, Michael KING MICHAEL KLANE KING, “Maistoinaa”, beloved husband of Angela King, passed away on April 30, 2024 on the Blood Reserve, AB at the age of 70 years. A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 10 at Gladstone Hall at 11:00 am. The Interment will take place at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.
SCHWARTZKOPF, Vera Rose VERA ROSE SCHWARTZKOPF 1939 – 2024 Vera Rose Schwartzkopf of Coalhurst, beloved wife of the late Bert Schwartzkopf Jr., passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at the age of 84 years.
A Funeral Service that will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please visit https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Vera-Schwartzkopf and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.
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HAWTHORNE, Eleanor ELEANOR HAWTHORNE 1944 – 2024 Ms. Eleanor Hawthorne of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the age of 79 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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VARGA, Magda MAGDA VARGA 1941 – 2024 It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend, Magda Varga on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the age of 83 years.
A Celebration of Magda’s Life will be announced when completed.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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EWING, Melody “Mel” EWING MELODY “MEL” ELAINE EWING, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Jim Ewing, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, February 2, 2024 at the age of 75 years.
A Celebration of Mel’s life will be held at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St Edward Blvd North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WINTERS, Lydia WINTERS LYDIA WINTERS (née Krueger), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Roger Winters, passed away peacefully at Buffalo Grace Manor, surrounded by family, on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the age of 84 years.
Lydia is survived by her loving family: Terry (Susan), Brian (Leslie), Allan (Melanie) and Kevin (Melanie); sister, Helene Cutler and brother, Robert Krueger (Ruby). Grandma Lydia will be greatly missed by Alex, Blair, Tracy, Ashlynn, Mason, Jada and Ashton Winters.
Besides her loving husband Roger Winters (2019), Lydia was predeceased by her brothers Friedrich and Heinrich Krueger, and mother and father, Sinaida and Viktor Krueger.
Lydia’s passions were taking care of her four boys, her grandkids and loving her family’s dogs. Her love of cooking and baking was how she cared for those she loved. She spent many days and nights knitting dishcloths, hand towels and crocheting just about anything. In her later years, she loved diamond art as a craft to keep her busy.
Her flower gardens and attention to detail in gardening, showed her love of God’s creation. Daffodils were her favorite as the first sign of spring. She enjoyed the potlucks with the ladies in Coaldale at the Manor and always told us she was well taken care of at Buffalo Grace Manor.
We’d like to thank the staff there for their understanding, patience and care in her final days on this earth. May she rest in peace in heaven in a field of daffodils and sunshine.
A private Funeral Service to be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge, Alberta.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
BYE, Robert BYE, Robert Edward December 27, 1941 – May 3, 2024 Robert “Bob” Bye, beloved husband of Marian Bye, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024, at the age of 82 years, in Calgary, AB.
Bob was born on December 27, 1941, in Lethbridge, AB, and grew up in Milk River, AB. As a young man, he moved to Calgary, and after a brief stint with the Calgary Police Force, he moved into the construction industry, where he was employed for 30 years at Lafarge Canada. After retiring from Lafarge for one day, and further fueling his passion for aggregates, he became one of the owners of Fish Creek Excavating and retired for the second time in 2007.
In his free time, Bob enjoyed hunting, playing softball, curling, golfing, and was an avid sports fan, his favorite team being the Toronto Blue Jays. In addition to sports, Bob and Marian enjoyed many worldwide travel adventures as a couple, and with their family and friends. He loved spending time with his family and was always tinkering in his garage. Bob was extremely proud of his children; son Darcy (Kim) and daughter Natalie, and his grandchildren, Katelynn, Natasha, Roan, Grayson, and Veronica. He was married to the love of his life, Marian, for 56 years and was a devoted husband.
Bob will always be remembered for his passion in spending time with his loved ones, laughing, playing games, and enjoying a good meal. He was kind, caring, generous, and always had a smile on his face.
He was predeceased by his parents, Willmot Pearl Bye and Gladys Irene Bye; and sisters, Luella Metheral and Lois Strome. He will be greatly missed by his sister Glady Dougan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the McKenzie Town Council Facility (40 McKenzie Towne Blvd SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 24, 2024, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the family and friends who have supported them during this difficult time.
Bob will be most remembered for his love for his family and his endless dedication to them. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada at http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca.
Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Bob’s family at http://www.MHFH.com.
In living memory of Robert (Bob) Bye, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.

ROMANIUK, Platon ROMANIUK PLATON ROMANIUK, of Ukraine, beloved son of Inna and Serhii, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the young age of 15 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825-32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB. Friday, May 10, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Daniel Meinema officiating.
The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Platon’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
McINTYRE, Edwin McINTYRE It is with great sadness the family EDWIN JOHN McINTYRE, of Lethbridge, announce his peaceful passing at St. Therese Villa, on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the age of 93 years.
Edwin is survived by his son David, daughter Velda, sister Joyce and brother Charlie.
He was preceded in death by Pearl, Sarah, Marc nee Carolyn and sister Darlene.
Born on March 13, 1931, in Langham, Saskatchewan, Ed was one of four children born to Edwin (Mac) and Pearl (Hansen).
Ed farmed for many years before joining the Saskatoon Fire Department, with which he had a dedicated career for 30 years, the last few as Captain. A deeply committed Christian, he spent many years helping various charities, including the Nemeiben Lake Canoe and Bible Camp, and the Miracle Channel.
The family would like to thank St. Therese Villa and the staff of Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and compassion in Ed’s last days.
A Celebration of Edwin’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, #90, 550 WT Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Edwin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Edwin will be laid to rest in the Saskatoon Cemetery at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
HINDBULL, Wanda HINDBULL WANDA HINDBULL (née Brave Rock), beloved wife of the late Morris Hindbull, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, May 3, 2024 at the age of 66 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.
Following the Funeral Service, Wanda will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
WICKERSHAM, Arline ARLINE MARY (DYCK) WICKERSHAM 1944 – 2024 It is with sadness we announce Arline Wickersham passed peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, April 22, 2024. Her body has lost the fight, but her soul triumphs through Jesus Christ, her Saviour, whom she loved and served. Since receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in March, Arline faced her illness with grace and courage, fiercely holding on to Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
All are invited to a Visitation that will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2024 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2710 WESTSIDE DR WEST, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at PARALLEL CHURCH, 211069 TOWNSHIP RD # 90A, #8, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Arline-Wickersham
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to MyCityCare, 435 5 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J2B6.
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SMITH, Greg GREG SMITH 1962 – 2024 Greg Smith of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully after a long battle with his illness at Lee Crest Care Facility in Cardston, Alberta on May 4, 2024, at the age of 62 years.
Greg was born in Calgary and would eventually make his way to Lethbridge where he would meet and marry Leanne Jones, and together they would have two sons. Greg worked to earn himself a ticket as a heavy-duty mechanic, gaining the reputation as a trustworthy and knowledgeable person. He also served as the inspiration for his oldest son to become an industrial mechanic. He had a love for camping and fishing, and he could always be counted on to watch a hockey game, or have a chat over his favorite beer, Lucky.
Greg’s greatest pastimes were riding his Harley, Caliopy, and spending time with family and friends. To Greg, his friends were his family, but his greatest joy in life was his grandchildren, and once he became a grandpa, nobody in his world mattered more to him.
Greg is survived by his two sons Bryce (Kasi), Cole (Sophie); three grandchildren Niah, Emberly, Briggs; three brothers Bruce (Nancy), Darcy (Chantelle), Trevor (Dawn); sister Deb (Phil); two nieces Kennedy, Andie; as well as the mother of his children and close friend, Leanne.
“Ride Hard and Ride Free, Greg Smith” Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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