June 20th, 2024

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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 2024.

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
BROWN, George
FEIST, Ida FEIST IDA ANNE FEIST passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at the age of 79 years.
She is survived by her son Rick (Phyllis) of Lethbridge, daughter Natile (Jack) of Lethbridge, her only grand-child Jade (Joshua) of Lethbridge, her brother Maurice Desjarlais & family of Regina, SK, sister Helen Gauthier & family of Lethbridge, AB, sister Denise Tataryn & family of Regina, SK, and sister Donna Merriman & family of Burnt River, ON, as well as numerous sisters-in-law, extended family, and her many friends.
Ida was predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years, Allan Feist, mom and dad Albert and Mary Desjarlais, father-in-law and mother-in-law Joseph and Emelia Feist, and numerous brothers and sisters.
Ida was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was cheerful, welcoming and treated her nieces & nephews like her own children; she had a big heart where there was always room for everybody. Her love knew no boundaries and she was a confidant to many. Her only grandchild Jade was her brightest star in the sky; there wasn’t a day when Ida never talked to Jade. They loved to facetime, text and call one another several times a day.
Ida had an angelic, sweet voice and she carried every note beautifully and loved to sing with her sisters, Georgina, Helen and daughter Natile. Mum/Grandma did everything for her husband and family; always selflessly giving, and always there for her family no matter what. Her beautiful smile, gentle and cheerful bubbly spirit will never be forgotten. Her legacy will carry on forever reminding us the value of family and friends.
The family would like to sincerely thank LFES Paramedics, Chinook Regional Hospital ER and Unit 4C staff, the Palliative Care Team, Dr. Roth and Tamara, Home Care staff (Emma), Chinook Respiratory Care, extended family and numerous friends. To all, we appreciate your kindness and love and wish you God’s abundant blessings.
Ida will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Kevin Tumback celebrating. Both the Prayer Vigil and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Ida’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, Ida will be laid to rest in Royal View Memorial Cemetery, Lethbridge.
Fly with the angels our beloved Mum and Grandma, till we meet again!

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
ANDERSON, Renee ANDERSON RENEE MICHELLE ANDERSON, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Kevin Anderson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at the age of 47 years.
A Celebration of Renee’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live-streamed and available to view through Renee’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Renee will be laid to rest in a private Family Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
FUZEY, Irene FUZEY It is with great sadness we announce the death of IRENE ELIZABETH FUZEY, who passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at the age of 81 years.
Irene is survived by her daughters, Denise (Jim) Jessop and Gwen (Erick) Lutterotti; and grandchildren: Jennifer, Rachel, Audra and Evan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Victor Arthur Fuzey of 17 years.
At Irene’s request, the family will celebrate her life privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
ANDERSON, Tracy TRACY ANDERSON 1970 – 2024 Tracy Jo Anderson passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024. She was born in Magrath, Alberta on March 15, 1970. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Raymond, AB, (2nd North 200 W). The family will meet with friends prior to service beginning at 10:15 am. Live stream will be available.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
BROWN, George In Loving Memory of George E. Brown of Lethbridge, Alberta February 6, 1933 – June 4, 2024

TRACE, Arthur “Art” ARTHUR “ART” TRACE 1934 – 2024 On a sunny morning on June 6th, 2024, Art did “it” his way once more. Art peacefully passed with loved ones by his side in Calgary Foothills Hospital at the age of 89 years.
Art was born in a shed on a hill in Elnora, Alberta on November 16, 1934, as the first son of Hugh and Viola Trace.
Art left to mourn, Julie Stefan (Peter Davids), Amber, Ruby (Rhett Soderberg), Cole (Meggan Schultz), Jane Trace, Chay and Mitchell Gilchrist; Brothers Fred (Shirley) Trace, Neil (Jessie) and nieces and nephews; Special friend of 10 years Lynne Kuehn, and her family Janet (Alan) Gunning, Rodney Kuehn (Judy Scott), Matthew; and of course, Tanook. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Monica Trace nee Kultgen.
Art moved from Elnora to Red Deer Boarding High School, where he joined cadets and got his pilot’s license. He surveyed many of the original cut lines in northern B.C. and much of Alberta. His surveying took him to Foremost where he finally caught Monica. When they were married, they eventually settled onto the Jake Kultgen farm and made it their own. They raised a family, cereals, and oil seeds. He did it all, his way! (When Monica let him)
Art expressed his creative side in many ways: lapidary, ceramics, China painting, welding, metal smithing, gold and sapphire mining, house building, and oil painting.
Art had a peaceful way that always added humor to uncomfortable moments. He was a gentle teacher and was respected by all who encountered him.
A Celebration of Art’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 1 AVENUE W, Foremost, Alberta.
A private family Interment will follow at the Foremost Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Foremost Community Hall.
Memorial donations may be made in Art’s name to the Foremost Community Hall, or the Diabetes Association.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
BARNETT, Patricia “Pat” BARNETT PATRICIA “PAT” BARNETT, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Bruce Barnett, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday June 6th, 2024 at the age of 74 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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