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Friday, May 10, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 10, 2024.

CYR, Armand Armand J Cyr July 23, 1934 – April 23, 2024 Armand was born and raised on a farm near Burdett, AB the second eldest of four siblings to Eugene and Elizabeth Cyr. He graduated grade 12 then operated heavy equipment in southern and northern Alberta. He met Ellen Hellmer at the 1960 New Years Eve dance in Bow Island, AB and were married April 18, 1963. Armand wanted to farm and looked at then purchased homestead land in the Fourth Creek area of the Peace country. There his three kids Crystal, Miles and Lex grew up helping in all aspects of farm life, especially the root and rock picking!. After a few moves back and forth from Rycroft to Fourth Creek the family finally settled on the last piece of land to be added to Armand’s farm in 1974. Over his 40+ years of farming he specialized in certified grass seeds but grew just about everything in-between as well. Goats, chickens, geese, cats and dogs also graced the farm, something to keep the kids busy. Armand also worked heavy construction equipment over his years building roads then brushing, piling and breaking land. He run cat during the winters until 1980, then the farm supported itself. During the winters he would complete maintenance on the equipment.
Armand and Ellen retired from the farm in 2004, moving into Grande Prairie. He got involved with volunteer work at the Catholic church and did some traveling throughout Alberta and BC. Friends and family were important to him and he always enjoyed the visits, playing card games and catching up.
Sadly the youngest son, Lex suddenly passed away and then COVID hit. This took it’s toll on both Armand and Ellen. Armand moved to the Grande Prairie Care Center Nov 2021 with Alzheimer’s. He loved to tease and have a good time and that continued with giving the staff a hard time, he was always trying to run over their toes. He is now free of all encumbrances, playing crib with his son and good life times buddies gone before him. Till we meet again…
Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home bcfh.ca 780 830-7742.

RADVANSKZY, Heidi HEIDI RADVANSZKY Heidi Radvanszky, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully on March 16, 2024 at the age of 68.
Heidi was born on October 10, 1955 in Taber, Alberta.
Heidi is survived by her devoted husband Alex, her loving sons Jeremia and Joshua, two caring daughters-in-law, Anya and Emily, her six adoring grandchildren, Niko, Adrianna, Chase Lillian, Rogue, and Evan, her brother Ben and wife Jesse Krenzke, her mother, Janina Krenzke, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Heidi was predeceased by her in-laws, Louise Krenzke, Juliana (Richard, Andrew) Pickard, Emily and Joe Betegh, and Sheldon Robinson, nephew and nieces, Christine Krenzke, Alex Fraser, her father Ben Krenzke, and mother and father in-laws Steve and Emily Radvanszky. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Heidi’s life was marked by her boundless love for her family and animals, in particular her llamas, alpacas and cats, whom she cherished dearly. She found joy and solace in caring for her petting zoo filled with animals, and spending time with them on her property.
In addition to her love for animals, Heidi had a passion for exploring in Hawaii, where she found peace and inspiration in the natural beauty of the islands. She also had a green thumb and could often be found tending to her giant gardens or busy in the kitchen, canning the fruits of her labor. Heidi was a creative soul who enjoyed all kinds of arts & crafts, story writing, baking & decorating cakes, and finding delight in expressing herself through various mediums.
Throughout her life, Heidi’s unwavering faith in Jesus Christ was a cornerstone of her existence. Her love for Jesus and her deep faith sustained her through life’s challenges, bringing her comfort, strength, and hope. She lived her life as a shining example of Christ’s love, extending kindness and compassion to all those around her.
A celebration of Heidi’s life will be held on May 21st at 11:30 AM at the Coaldale MB Church, 2114 18th St, Coaldale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Streets Alive Mission, http://www.streetsalive.ca, in honor of Heidi’s memory.
Though she may be gone from our sight, Heidi will forever remain in our hearts, remembered for the warmth of her smile, the kindness of her soul, her love for her grandchildren, her zest for life, and her steadfast faith in Jesus Christ.
Rest in peace, dear Heidi. Your memory will be cherished always.
To send condolence, please email her family, grandmaradvan@gmail.com
EAKETT, Dagan Dagan Eakett 2002-2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son and brother Dagan Lee Eakett, May 3, 2024 in Calgary at the age of 21.
Dagan was born September 9, 2002 in Lethbridge, Alberta and lived most of his young life in Raymond. He is the beloved son of Doug and Crystal Eakett and Mandy Kindt, and big brother and biggest tease to little Theo.
Dagan came into the world a chubby little bundle of joy! He was so loved by his parents. As a boy, he was incredibly friendly and loved to talk. He had a gift for connecting with people and brightened lives with his happy spirit.
He was passionate about sports, especially hockey, baseball and golf. Dagan started playing hockey as a young boy and was supposed to play in a tournament on the day of his death. He recently discovered a love of golf and loved to play with many friends and family. He had a keen mind, he could tell you facts about any hockey player, especially his beloved Edmonton Oilers. We will miss his animated conversations about hockey with his uncles.
Dagan attended school in Raymond and was active in the band program and track and field. He was especially good at shot put and discus throw. Following graduation Dagan worked at a couple of different jobs in Calgary before settling in at his job in the family business in Lethbridge. He was his dad’s right-hand man and looked forward to being a partner and owner in the years to come.
Dagan made friends easily and loved to get together at the basketball courts and sporting events. He had a wonderful group of friends who loved and supported Dagan and stood right by his side until the very end.
Nine months ago, Dagan met the love of his life, Kinae Wallis. His time was devoted to her, and they made many wonderful memories.
He will be remembered for his friendly way, his big hugs and his incredible laugh.
Dagan was so loved and will be missed by the love of his life Kinae Wallis and their baby to be born in December, his parents Doug and Crystal Eakett and Mandy Kindt, brother Theo Eakett, Grandparents Brian and Lori Eakett and Monte and Kate Kindt. As well he leaves to mourn his Great Grandma Anita Begieneman and Nana Jen Peterson, along with many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his Uncle Steve Kindt and Great Grandparents who knew and loved him.
Friends may meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Centre, 2 N 200 W on Friday, May 10th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and on Saturday May 11th, from 10:45 – 11:45 am. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm.
Live-stream will be available for the funeral service and a link will appear for access below this obituary 15 minutes before service time.
To share your condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
MACRAE, Martha MARTHA MACRAE November 11, 1927 – May 6, 2024 Martha MacRae passed away peacefully in the Lethbridge Extendicare Fairmont on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the age of 96 years. Her six years in the Extendicare were special due to the residents, staff and Dr. Smith. They will all miss her.
Martha is survived by her four children Marlene (Frank) Van Deurzen, Jean (Gerard) Van Deurzen, Betty MacRae, Dave (Michelle) MacRae; eight grandchildren Josh (Jen), Jeff (Whitney), Ben (Livia), Greg, Lyndsey (Jason), Nick, Ashley, Jennifer; twelve great- grandchildren Danielle, Brooke, Zac, Samuel, Thomas, Joanna, Madden, Keenan, Makenna, Madelin, Georgia, Brock; brother-in-law Bill Goward; her special friend Lucille Duke as well as many nieces nephews and their families.
Besides her loving husband of 39 years, Dave MacRae, Martha was also predeceased by her parents Marta and Emil Wackershauser; two brothers Art Wackershauser, Hans (Jeanette) Wackershauser; sister Anna (Henry) Schmiemann and sister-in-law Helene Goward.
Martha was born in Durlach, Germany. She immigrated with her family to Edmonton when she was four years old. Her life with Dave was full of many moves in Canada. Mom was so good at writing stories about herself and our family. She wrote “I’ve got a million memories and boxes of pictures.” She made a book and dedicated it to her family.
A private family graveside celebration of Martha’s life will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Martha’s name may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank, 1016 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0C9.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
MCLAREN, Lori LORI MCLAREN It is with the most broken of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lori Mclaren AKA Loly, Aunty Lol, Me Ma, Grandma, and GG.
Lori is predeceased by her father and best friend, Edward Wilson. She is survived by her mother Eve Lee; her husband Terry Mclaren; her favourite & only son Darrin McNeely “Doob”, his wife Amanda McNeely “Moonshine”; granddaughters, Taeya, and Brynn McNeely and her most recent prides of joy, her great-granddaughters, Cali & Raya Cahoon. Lori is also survived by her siblings Alan Wilson “Winky”, Terry Thiessen “Snuff”, and Shyla Simmons ‘Buff”, along with many nieces, nephews, and the coolest cousins & friends around.
Loly was the life of any party and was the happiest, most humble hippy around. We plan to celebrate and honour her that way, with a Celebration of Life that will be held during Magrath Days 2024, just the way she’d want it.
If we can learn one thing from Loly’s short life here with us, it would be to love each other, always. Those of us Mom imprinted on plan to carry on her legacy by loving each other more (even when they don’t), and by saving all of the bugs, cause no joke, she couldn’t even hurt a fly. Thank you all so much for your love & kind words during this extremely difficult time. We’re all going to try really hard, to be more like Lori. Love, The family Xxoo
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
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 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
HUNT, Amber HUNT AMBER DOROTHY ROSE HUNT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the age of 16 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.
Following the Funeral Service, Amber will be laid to rest in the Hunt Family Plot.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
NIEBOER, Joanne NIEBOER JOANNE NIEBOER, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Herman Nieboer, passed away at home, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the age of 76 years.
A private Family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
DOWDELL, Blair BLAIR DOWDELL 1998 – 2024 Mr. Blair Dowdell of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 6th, 2024, at the age of 25 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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