June 22nd, 2024

Wednesday, May 29, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 29, 2024.

NELSON, Shirley

NELSON Shirley Marcine Nelson (83) passed away on Monday May 20, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley was born on October 12, 1940 in Portland, Oregon. Most of her life was spent in Montana in Sweetgrass and Whitefish. She owned and operated the Sweetgrass Store as well as the Hair Hut in Whitefish. Her joy in life was her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was well loved and a friend to many. She is survived by her son, John Morris Nelson and daughter-in-law Christine; her grandchildren, John Christopher and Autumn Lynn. She is pre-deceased by her mother, Lucia Campanian Nelson and her husband Morris Dale Nelson. Morris was the love of Shirley’s life and will be reunited with him on Friday, June 7, 2024 by their son, daughter-in-law and their grandchildren at the Mountain View cemetery in Lethbridge. Any family or friends of Shirley and Morris Nelson are welcome and encouraged to contact John Nelson at +1(406)871-2559 or email him at nelsonbuildersinc.406@gmail.com.
Condolences can be made to http://www.asperfh.com


MAJOR, Dorilla

MAJOR Dorilla Marie Anne (Richard) Major nee Bordage 1923 – 2024 It is with great sadness that I, Jacquline Richard, announce the sudden passing of my amazing mother, DORILLA MAJOR, on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024.
Mom passed peacefully in her sleep, just like her father and just as she wanted. Dorilla lived at Blue Sky Lodge for 7 years, and last November, it’s where she celebrated her 100th birthday by dancing, just as she said she would! I’ll miss you Mom.
Many thanks to her caregivers and staff at Blue Sky Lodge for the wonderful care and friendship. Special thanks to Cornerstone Funeral Home for the exceptional care and compassion.
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JONAS, Svatopluk “Svat”

JONAS 1942 – 2024 It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of SVATOPLUK “SVAT” JONAS at the age 81, after a long battle with MS.
Svat was born in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic.
Svat obtained a M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Agricultural University of Prague in 1966.
He married his wife Libby a month after the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. They escaped from the country during the Christmas of 1969 and came to Canada in spring, 1970.
In 1974, he also obtained a M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Alberta. He spent most of his career working for Alberta Agriculture in Lethbridge.
Svat was instrumental in a research project in which triploid grass carp were trialed as a tool for the biological control of aquatic vegetation in Alberta’s irrigation canals and ponds. By 1988, Svat became an Aquaculture Engineer designing aquaculture systems for Alberta’s fledgling fish farming industry. In 2001 Svat was the only Aquaculture Engineer in Alberta.
Svat was a founder and long-serving president of the Czechoslovak Cultural Society of Southern Alberta. He was a member of the Elks, and later on, the Army Navy & Air Force Club. He was a member of the Lethbridge Photography Club for several years. He enjoyed playing golf and skiing. He was interested in global history, but his passion was always the history of Prague. In his retirement, he loved going back to Prague for months at a time. Svat was shy and the quickest way to raise his hackles, was to ask him, “How are you?” which he never failed to answer with a wisecrack (if you were lucky).
Svat will be missed by his devoted wife Libby, only child, Leilani (née Atley), (Bonnie), granddaughter Kalili, sister, Zdenka (from Prague), niece, Barbora (Bill), and their daughters Natalya and Nina from Calgary.
There will be no formal service held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MS Society in Svat’s name are graciously accepted.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DENG, Jie Liu

JIE LIU DENG 1928 – 2024 Mrs. Jie Liu Deng of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Say Phi Ho, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the age of 96 years.
A Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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MCMULLIN, Douglas “Doug”

DOUGLAS MCMULLIN 1950 – 2024 Mr. Douglas “Doug” McMullin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Kathy McMullin, passed away on Saturday, May 25th, 2024, at the age of 73 years.
Doug will be privately remembered by his loving family and friends.
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RAMBERG, John

JOHN RAMBERG 1940 – 2024 Mr. John Ramberg, beloved husband of Mern Bazian- Ramberg, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.
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STALKER, Alexa

ALEXA STALKER 2004 – 2024 It is with great sadness that the family of Alexa Stalker announce her sudden passing on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the age of 20.
Alexa will be remembered by her parents Trevor and Crystal Stalker, siblings; Zachari (Kariza), Xzila, and Exodis; her grandparents Alan and Teresa Stalker, Angela Sutherland, Wade McNeil; great- grandfather Douglas Stalker; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Alexa was predeceased by her great grandparents Tom and Arlene Baldrey, Beverly Stalker, Edward Sutherland and Florence Letendre, and Alexa’s cousin Alan Sutherland.
A private service will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The family thanks Martin Brother’s Funeral Chapel for their kindness, care and compassion.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


TALLOW-CHIEF MOON, Maggie

TALLOW-CHIEF MOON Maggie Tallow-Chief Moon passed away on May 22, 2024 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 22 years.
A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at the Galt Gardens Stage, in Lethbridge at 6:00 pm. A Wake Service will be held at Streets Alive (323 4th St. S.), Lethbridge on, Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm followed by overnight at her sister’s residence. The Funeral Service will also be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


BARON, Marie

BARON MRS. MARIE THERESA MATILDA BARON, of Coaldale, AB, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Baron, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday May 22, 2024, at the age of 90 years.
Marie was born on February 4, 1934 to Joseph Wachtler and Elizabeth Marie Geuke in Lethbridge, AB. She is the loving mother of sons: James (Linda) Baron and Kevin Baron; daughters: Laura (Mike) Baron, Leanne (Randy) Warnock, and Lisa Baron; and grandmother of ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Eleanora Johnson, along with many nieces and nephews.
Marie will be fondly remembered by all who knew her for her love of the family farm outside of Milk River, AB. Whether it was milking cows, tending chickens, delivering calves, baling or driving grain truck, she was always at Mike’s side. She loved spending time singing in the church choir, family meals, spending time with her grandchildren, and singing and yodeling while Mike played the guitar.
When Marie and Mike retired in 2000 and moved to Coaldale, her new love became attending her flower gardens, her wall of Clematis and volunteering in the Soup Kitchen.
Marie was a true matriarch and the glue that held the family together.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for both Marie and Mike Baron at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta (https://alzheimer.ca/ab/en)

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JORGENSON, Mildred

JORGENSON MILDRED NANCY JORGENSON (nee Griffey) of Granum, Alberta, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the age of 97 years.
Mildred was born on 1st April, 1927 in Claresholm, Alberta to Leola Fleming and Edgar Griffey. She grew up on the Griffey family farm close to Granum, and attended Granum Public School, commuting on her dad’s sleigh in the winter, and on foot in the spring and fall.
After completing a teacher’s certificate at the age of 16, Mildred obtained her first teaching post at the Johnson saw mill in the Porcupine Hills. Every morning, she needed to get the fire going in the one-room schoolhouse, before her pupils arrived.
At the age of 25, Mildred married the love of her life, Harold Daegbert Jorgenson in 1952, and gave birth to her two beautiful boys, Douglas Blaine, in 1953, and Lloyd Edgar, in 1957.
She and Harold loved to chat to everyone, and meet new people, especially on their extensive travels. Somehow, they always managed to establish a connection between a new acquaintance and someone they knew back in Southern Alberta.
Both Mildred and Harold loved to curl, entering many of the local bonspiels. Mildred was also a masterful wordsmith, read extensively, and wrote poetry effortlessly. As well, she loved her regular crib and card games, and all word games.
One of her greatest loves in life was singing and playing the piano. Although she had never had formal lessons, Mildred was an accomplished soprano and pianist, playing all pieces by ear.
Mildred is perhaps most well known in the community for her long and accomplished teaching career, primarily at Granum school, and previously at Bow Island. She absolutely adored teaching elementary school, and she especially loved all her students.
Even many years later, her former students would run up to her and give her a big hug. Invariably, they always said she had been their favourite teacher.
Mildred will be sorely missed by her son, Doug, daughter-in-law, Karin, and her beloved grandchildren, Jon, Krista and Alex, as well as daughter-in-law, Fay. She is predeceased by her younger son, Lloyd, her husband, Harold, her younger brother, Bill, and step-brother, Howard.
The family would very much like to thank all the staff at Fort Macleod Pioneer Lodge for their great care and support over the past four years.

All are invited to attend a Funeral Service to honour Mildred’s long and full life, at the GRANUM UNITED CHURCH, 239 Dufferin Street, Granum, AB, on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Mildred’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the Funeral Service, Mildred will be laid to rest in the Granum Cemetery.


To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TOKAI, Joseph “Joe”

TOKAI JOSEPH “JOE” TOKAI, of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Shirley Tokai, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, May 27, 2024 at the age of 90 years.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Celebration of Life will be held in July 2024 in Picture Butte, with details to follow.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BOSCH, Marlene

BOSCH MARLENE EVELYN BOSCH (nee Arthur), beloved wife of the late Bert Bosch, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the age of 89 years.
A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, at 1:00 P.M.
For those unable to attend, the Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be livestreamed and available to view on Marlene’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CASSIS, Hilda

HILDA MARIE CASSIS (NEE JOHNSTON) 1935 – 2024 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Hilda Marie Cassis, beloved wife of Dr. Awny F. Cassis, who passed away peacefully on May 20, 2024, at the age of 89.
To commemorate Hilda’s life and our cherished memories, a Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch via livestream, please visit https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Hilda-Cassis
A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm, on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 – 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge. To watch via livestream please visit https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Hilda-Cassis
Interment will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 SCENIC DRIVE SOUTH, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your choice of charity.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


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