July 14th, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 21, 2024.

CLARKE, Frederick CLARKE, Frederick James Fred, 92, was born July 28, 1931 and passed away at his home in St. Albert on May 19, 2024.
Fred was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia May, March 2011. He missed her deeply everyday.
Dad will be remembered by his 4 children, Pamela (Randy), Sharon (Dennis), Robert (Shelley, deceased) and Bradley (Brenda); his 7 grandchildren, Sean (Renée), Samantha, Alexandra (Kevin), Christopher (Katie), Kristen, Gillian and Nicholas; and his 2 great grandchildren, Harriet and Hugh.
Fred retired as a Master Electrician and Electrical Inspector.
We all will miss him greatly and feel privileged to have had Dad so long in our lives.
A Celebration of Life will be held June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Albert Community Hall, 17 Perron Street, St. Albert, Alberta. All are welcome to come.
Please consider a donation to the Cross Cancer Institute in lieu of flowers or for remembrance.
A private internment will be held earlier.

ROBERTS, Phyllis ROBERTS It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Phyllis Ann Roberts of Lethbridge on June 15, 2024, at the age of 82. Phyllis married the late Joseph (Clark) Roberts in 1962, living together throughout Alberta until 1976 when they put down roots in Lethbridge.
Phyllis is survived by three children, Clark Roberts (Rosalind) and their daughter Tianna of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Traci Lengyel (Richard) and their children Richard and Kendyl of Lethbridge, Troy Roberts of Lethbridge; son-in-law Darcy Sherman and grandson Levi (Jordyn) Barry of Lethbridge, a sister Sharon (Myles) Pyne of Black Creek BC, two brothers, Doug (Eveline) Heinzlmeir and Jim (Barb) Heinzlmeir, of Red Deer, AB, a sister-in-law, Bev Ursan of Maple Ridge, BC, and life long friend and cousin Bill Borgen of Vancouver, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Phyllis was predeceased by the love of her life Joseph (Clark) Roberts, her eldest daughter Terry Lynn Sherman, her parents, John and Lucille Heinzlmeir, mother-in-law Winnifred Severinson, her brother Marvin Heinzlmeir, sisters Doreen Wallace and Patricia Forsythe, nephew Kelly Pugh, sister-in-law Arlene Heinzlmeir, brother-in-law Bobby Hales, sister-in-law Marj Hales, brother-in-law Dave Forsythe, and special aunt and uncle Eva and Bill Borgen.
Phyllis was born in Calgary, Alberta on June 14th, 1942 and resided with her family in the Rockyford and Rosebud areas until her family relocated to Red Deer in 1954. In 1956 Phyllis met her future husband while attending school.
Phyllis was a loving wife and mother. She instilled in her children that family comes first, both in times of celebration and tribulation. A visit to her home was always filled with amazing meals and an array of baked goods. Grandchildren, nieces, and nephews would be known to visit the “storage” room to survey the bounty found within the giant freezer and pantry. Never shy of hardwork, countless hours were spent making costumes, fixing sports uniforms, caring for her garden and home and supporting the community by working at local elections. Phyllis made inumerable friends through her many years at Persnickety. Phyllis and her husband enjoyed spending time with their friends, travelling across Canada and the US, attending countless sporting events and taking the occasional trip to Las Vegas. In her later years, Phyllis’ love of travel continued, she was able to visit 34 countries over the course of her travels. Cruises, Hawaii, and Australia were among her favorite destinations. A trip to England and France with her 4 children is one that she cherished as it held many special moments.
Phyllis enjoyed life to the fullest and she will be greatly missed by those she has left behind. We take comfort in knowing she is once again with her husband, daughter, and other loved ones she so eagerly wanted to see in her last few months.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to a charity of your choice. A private family interment service will be held at a later date.
KOOLE ITCHIE, Pearl and Roger Interment of Ashes Pearl Koole and her son Roger (Allen) Ritchie Interment of the ashes of Pearl Koole (Ritchie) and her son Roger Allen Ritchie, will be held at the Fort Macleod Cemetery on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
Pearl was the second daughter of Peter and Opal Koole of Pierce AB. After Pearl’s death her ashes were lovingly kept by her son Allen Ritchie until his death on November 7, 2023.
It was Allen’s wish that their ashes be buried over the grave of his Grandmother Opal’s grave, which is next to Peter Koole’s grave site.
There will be a short graveside service.
Anyone wishing to share a memory of the Koole family are invited to contact Dennis Orr at dennis.orr@mac.com.
They are both survived by Allen’s stepdaughter Kim Bork, his niece Dori Olsen and many cousins, sons and daughters of May Koole (Orr) and Ruth Koole (Jorgenson).
There will be a reception held at the Fort Macleod Legion following the internment. All who remember Peter and Opal Koole of Pierce AB, or their children May, Pearl and Ruth, are welcome to attend.

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.
Besides his loving wife, Mern, John is survived by his stepson Lance (Shannon).
He was predeceased by his mother Gota Carlson and stepfather Ragnar Carlson.
John will be remembered for his kindness, his compassion, his love for his wife, Mern and stepson Lance (Shannon).
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2213 6a Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Bishop Doug Jensen conducting. Please use the North door.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
HRIBAR, Bart BART HRIBAR 1938 – 2024 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bart Hribar on Friday, June 14, 2024, at the Coaldale Long Term Care Facility following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Bart was born on November 18, 1938, in Zlato Polje, Slovenia, to Jernej and Antonija Hribar. After being displaced from their farm in World War II, Bart and his family lived in a camp in Austria before immigrating to Canada in 1949 to work on a beet farm. After graduating high school, Bart started his career in banking.
Bart had a distinguished career at the Bank of Nova Scotia, where he worked for 35 years across four different provinces where his jovial nature endeared him to his customers. In 1978, he moved to Lethbridge, where he remained until his passing.
Bart is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Betty Hribar, and his cherished children: Michelle Fiedler (Tony Fiedler), Darren Hribar (Nicole Merrifield), and Paul Hribar (Pi Hribar). He was a proud grandfather to Cole Fiedler, Wyatt Fiedler, Paige Hribar, Sarah Hribar, Megan Hribar, Nicolas Hribar, Danielle Hribar, and Pierce Hribar. Bart is also survived by his sister, Ann Dimnik.
He was predeceased by his siblings Stanley Hribar, John Hribar, and Antonija Ambrozic.
Bart’s greatest love was his family. His utmost joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also relished his many nieces, nephews, and their families and cherished their visits and support.
Bart was passionate about his red Camaro convertible, investing, golfing, football, and traveling, especially to Hawaii. Despite not enjoying books in his early life, Bart developed a love of reading novels in his retirement. In his leisure time, he also enjoyed playing solitaire and hearts on his iPad.
Bart will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Friday, June 21, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
A private family Interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Care Canada, https://www.care.org/our-work/where-we-work/canada/ in his memory.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
SMITH, Lee LEE SMITH 1970 – 2024 Mr. Lee Smith of Piikani Nation, beloved husband of Mrs. Nina Smith, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at the age of 53 years.
A Wake Service will be held from 5:00 pm, to 11:00 pm, on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Monday, June 24, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
ORIOLD, Robert “Bob” ROBERT ‘BOB’ ORIOLD July 13, 1948 – June 18, 2024 Passed away at his family farm on Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Arlene, children Kari, Shelley, grandchildren Emma, Bryce, Abby, Jaycee, Cooper, Tristan, and great grandchild Bryar. Born in Calgary, raised in Carseland. He began his career as a barber then moved on to truck driving. Bob started his family in Calgary and later moved to Lethbridge in 1981. He was an avid hunter, and athlete tending goal in both hockey and broomball, he also loved playing baseball & slo-pitch. Bob was a humble man, proud of his family and farm. He did not conform to this new society, he was unapologetic, spoke his mind and told his jokes, he was not woke but loved everyone. Lastly, he loved all his animals. We will miss him. Join us to celebrate his life on Sunday at 1pm at our family farm. Contact a family member for directions. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
JOHNSON, Roy JOHNSON ROY WILLIAM JOHNSON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at the age of 92 years.
Roy will be laid to rest in a private Family Graveside Service in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
DIGOUT, Marcia DIGOUT MARCIA DIGOUT passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 16, 2024.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
BYKLUM, Garry “Butch” GARRY “BUTCH” BYKLUM 1947 – 2024 Mr. Garry “Butch” Byklum of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Janet Corothers, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the age of 76 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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