May 21st, 2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 14, 2024.

CALF ROBE, Roberta

CALF ROBE Roberta Leigh Calf Robe passed away on May 11, 2024 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 58 years.
A Gathering will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, with a service starting at 3:00 pm. Cremation to follow the service.
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Beryl Layton 1938 – 2024 Beryl Louise Layton, beloved wife, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away very peacefully in Lethbridge on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the age of 85 years, with Lynn, the love of her life of sixty seven and a half years, holding her hand and numerous family by her side.
A private Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Besides Lynn, she is survived by their three children Donna (Ron) Young, Perry (Helen) Layton and Michelle (Dean) Layton-Kronlund; eleven grandchildren Jonathan (Morgan) Hamilton, Sterling (Jamie) Hamilton, Graham (Rachele) Andersen, Evan (Michaella) Andersen, Joshua (Claire) Layton, Jordan (Jamie) Layton, Carolynn (Jean) Viau, Daniel (Larissa) Layton, Tony Zucco, Jesse Machacek, Jaxin Machacek and also twenty one great grandchildren.
Beryl was born in Kimberley, BC, moved to Medicine Hat, AB and then in grade ten, the family relocated to Barnwell, AB where Beryl’s mom Leona Payne took a teaching position.
Beryl and Lynn met on a school bus basketball trip and fate placed Lynn beside her. Lynn made a cheeky comment which resulted in a slap across his face and the rest is history.
Beryl enjoyed her employment at the Bank of Montreal, Taber Post Office, Taber Supermarket and at Pharmasave.
Beryl immensely enjoyed her family, friends, shopping and travel. She will be dearly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Beryl’s name may be made directly to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

CHABOT, Pauline

CHABOT PAULINE ROSE CHABOT (née Gauthier), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Gilbert Chabot of 51 years, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at the age of 81 years.
Pauline is the loving mother of three children: Francois, Joël and Ghislain. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, two sisters, Marguerite Melnyk, and Madelaine Bailey; and sister-in-law Lucille Gauthier.
Pauline was predeceased by her brother, Valmor; sisters: Thérèse (Raby) and Céline (Ouwehand); father, Francois and mother, Gilberte.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Micheal Pollard officiating.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
A private Family Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association (

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HOHM, Mary

MARY YVONNE HOHM 1926 – 2024 Mary Yvonne Hohm of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Eric Hohm passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024, at the age of 98 years.
Mom was born on March 21, 1926, in Regina Saskatchewan and moved to Lethbridge in 1940 with her late mother and father Marion and Bert Turner who started the radio and television business Bert and Mac’s.
Mom met a wonderful man Eric Hohm in 1951 at the opening of St Mary Dam and decided he was the one for her and they were married in July 1952 and the beginning of a wonderful journey for the next 60 plus years.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Eric and son Gordon. She is survived by daughter Shari (Fern); son Roger (Fran); daughter in law Cathy; Grandchildren Mandy (Chris) Schlosser and their children Haven, Calla, Mason, and David (Nadine) Hohm; Grandchildren through marriage Shane (Willianne) Trotter and their children Kayla (Clint) Weston – children Kenna, Kader, Tyler, Brandon, Tiegan, Addison, Brody, Jodie (Rod) Narkaus, and Marlene Trotter.
Mom loved theater and speech arts and began a long and enjoyable career teaching Speech Arts in 1972, starting teaching from home, then from school in Magrath and Cardston, the Bowman Arts Centre, University of Lethbridge and finally the Conservatory of Speech at Lethbridge Community College. After more than 50 years, mom retired from teaching in 2014. Mom also enjoyed golfing, curling and the many days enjoying the beauty of the mountains at the cabin in Waterton Park.
Mom was an active member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and involved in many community organizations. Moms belief in God was her guiding light and she was a dedicated member of the United Church and was a lay Minister for the Southern Alberta Presbytery.
Mom loved to travel, enjoying visits to Europe, British Isles, Australia, Asia, and all across Canada from east to west and north to south. If she wasn’t going someplace, she was planning for the next adventure.
Thank you to the staff at Extendicare for your care and loving support of mom during her years living there.
A family gathering to celebrate moms life will be held at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stars Air Ambulance at
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OWEN MCLEOD 1975 – 2024 Mr. Owen McLeod of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Michelle McLeod, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Friday, May 10, 2024 at the age of 49 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
A Celebration of Owen’s Life will be held at a later date.
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BARTEL, Edward

BARTEL EDWARD BARTEL SR., of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Katherine Bartel, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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GLORIA JOYCE ONUFRECHUK 1933 – 2024 Mrs. Gloria Onufrechuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bob Onufrechuk, passed away peacefully with family at her side at Legacy Lodge Care Home on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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DINI VANEE March 24, 1934 – May 9, 2024 Dini Vanee, surrounded by her loved ones, went home to her Lord and Saviour on May 9th, 2024 at the age of 90.
Mom was predeceased by her husband, Tony Vanee and their son Robert Vanee.
Dini left behind her four daughters and their families, Linda Vanee-Grier (Theo), Darrell (Marina) Josh and Matt Grant & Brendan (Lindsay), Zachary (Liz Chudleigh) and Zoe Grant, Bernita VanderVeen (George), Yvonne (Anthony) Ainsley and Evangeline Prins & Melissa VanderVeen, Jackie Vanee-Palmer (Tracy) Eric & Bradley Palmer, Rhonda Vanee-Loyst (Barrie) Alexa, Travis & Bethany Loyst and daughter-in-heart, Manon (Peter) VanderHeyden, Dylan (Nicki), Vincent de Peuter, Sophie (Blake) Brodbin.
Dini is survived by her bother Mike (Mary) Aleman, sister Betty Dykslag and brother and sister in laws: Corry Aleman, Bev (Dan) Fear, Evert Tanis, Bea Aleman, Riek Van Driesten, Matty Vanee, Janet Vanee, Harry (Lorraine) Vanee, Greta Beekman, Ed (Gwen) Vanee, Jeanette (Dick) Pols, Rita (Rick) Olson, Marianne Vanee and Jim (Wendy) Vanee. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Dini was predeceased by: her parents Tony and Cornelia Aleman, her siblings and siblings in law, Klara (Arie) Struik, Casey (Jenny) Aleman, Jake Aleman, Clarence Aleman, Anne (Andy) Dancek, Moses (Yozina) Aleman, Eddy Dykslag, John Aleman, Maas Van Driesten, Jo (Anne) Vanee, John Vanee, Gerrit Vanee, Wilma (Bill) Van Driesten and Dirk Beekman.
Dini was born in Ouddorp, the Netherlands on March 24, 1934. She immigrated to Southern Alberta in 1955. On January 10, 1958, she married Tony Vanee and together they were blessed with five children, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She found great joy in her grandchildren, whose presence never failed to light up her face with a smile. She cherished every opportunity to travel alongside her husband Tony, whether it was for business or leisure, creating precious memories together along the way. She was known for her warm hospitality and her love for gardening. Many community and church fundraisers benefited from mom’s gift of cooking, baking and crafting in Southern Alberta and as well with her friends in Montana. Her love for the Lord was evident in her words and actions. Her body has lost the fight, but her soul triumphs through Jesus Christ, her Saviour, whom she loved and served. Her life was a blessing to us all and her memory will leave a lasting legacy.
Condolences will be held at Bethel Free Reformed Church of Monarch, 314 Eastman Ave, Monarch, AB, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.
The Graveside Service will be held at the Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, AB, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 12:00 PM.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Bethel Free Reformed Church of Monarch, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 1:30 PM.
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Please join us for a Celebration of life

in honour of 


July 20, 1960 – Nov 20, 2023

Saturday, May 18th, 2024 

at 10 am

Hillcrest Miners Club 22733 7th Ave, 

Hillcrest mines, AB

    Please come to honor, remember and celebrate the life of a beautiful soul who’s uplifting and positive personality impacted us all in ways that we will cherish and keep with us forever.

    Bring your stories, memories and experiences so that we can all share in the love and beauty she brought into our lives.

    Food, dessert and light refreshments will be served at noon.

     Please wear purple if you can, as a tribute to the colour she always added to every situation!

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