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Obituaries - 

We would like to extend our condolences to those in the community who have recently lost loved ones.  If you Cannot Make It To a Funeral you can send A Condolence E-mail By Clicking on The Highlighted E-mail Link for Each Obituary.

TUESDAY, MARCH  21st, 2023



NORMA HODDER passed away surrounded by her family on March 16, 2023 at the age of 71 years.  Norma is survived by her husband; Ted Hodder.  Son; Michael (Janet) Hodder, grandchildren- Morgan, Jackson, Hansen, Ainsley and Marlowe.  Daughter; Allison (Kevin) Strate, grandchildren- Brock, Ava and Cole.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints FORESTRY AVE CHAPEL, 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta.  To send a condolence, please visit




RUTH ENGSTROM 1939 – 2023

Mrs. Ruth Engstrom of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Carl Engstrom, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, March 10, 2023, at the age of 83 years.  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 21. 2023 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.  A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to and scroll to the bottom of Ruth’s obituary page to find the link.  A private family Interment will be held.  Visit to send a condolence.




Doris Campbell  1924 – 2023
Doris May Campbell, beloved wife of the late Wyman Campbell, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the age of 98 years. Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.




Teeara Shae Little Plume – Alvarez, age 20, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday March 15th, 2023. She was born on February 24th, 2003 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Jolene Little Plume and Merlin Tallow. As a newborn, Teeara was warmly welcomed into Roberto and America Alvarez’s family. She graduated from Catholic Central High School in 2021.  Teeara was predeceased by her biological parents Jolene Little Plume and Merlin Tallow, her grandparents Jose and Lilian Delgado, Carlos Alvarez and Lucille Little Plume, nephew Deondre Burnley, cousin Natasha, and sister Angel Little Plume.  Those she left behind to carry forward a piece of her in their hearts are parents Roberto Alvarez and America Alvarez. Sisters Karla (Michael) Brown with Miwa and Jaylen, Joanna Alvarez with Tatyana and Chanda Alvarez. Brothers Roberto (Sheree) Alvarez with Taya, Karsyn and Roberto Jr. and Eduardo (Mackenzie) Alvarez with Benicio and Isabella. Grandparent Delmy Alvarez.  Numerous relatives from Snakes Person, White Cow, Yellow Wings, Pard and Strikes With a Gun. Including siblings Alyissa, Shamus and Raeshawn Little Plume, Tyson and Trayven Tapajna, Jasmine, Hank, Melissa, Wacey and Taylor Tallow. Aunties Mikelene, Crystal and Theresa Little Plume and Misty Black Eyes. Uncle Ricard Little Plume. Cousins Slater, Aneka, Maverick, Tiny, Cindel, Draven, Jazlyn, Caleb, Nathaniel, Hayley, Takoa, Noah, Mem’ree, Phoenix, Trinity and Reese. Grandparent Ricky Bull Shields.  Teeara was a beloved member of her large family and was a talented artist who loved to draw, paint and write poetry. She was passionate about music, loved to sing, play guitar and write songs. She also loved travelling, watching scary movies, doing makeup and hair, cosplay and spending time with her loved ones.  Teeara’s infectious smile, kind heart, and vivacious spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her family is devastated by her sudden passing, but they take comfort in knowing that she lived her life to the fullest and touched the lives of so many. May she rest in peace and her memory live on forever in the hearts of those who loved her.  A Celebration of Life and Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604, 13 St N, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.  Visit to send a condolence.



YANKE, Lanceton 


Mr. Lanceton Dean Yanke of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Miriam Yanke, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the age of 63 years.  Dean is survived by his wife Miriam D. Yanke; children Brayden Yanke, Alisha Yanke and brother Dwight (Carey) Yanke. He is predeceased by his father Clifford Yanke; mother Iris Yanke (nee Osborn) and brother Dale Yanke.  Dean was a mechanic, known to be one of the best combine mechanics in southern Alberta. He worked on light-weight vehicles and specializing in wheel alignments.  A private family viewing will be held. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.  Visit to send a condolence.BISHOP, Norma NORMA ANN BISHOP February 14, 1940 – March 16, 2023 Norma Bishop passed away on March 16, 2023, at the age of 83.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:00AM, at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.  To share condolences, please visit



DESMIT, Preston 

PRESTON DESMIT 2005 – 2023

Preston Anthony DeSmit of Lethbridge passed away suddenly on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the age of 17 years.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.  Visit to send a condolence.





AIKO YOSHIHARA, beloved wife of the late Motoharu Yoshihara, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023, at the age of 99 years.  She is survived by her children Ron (Diana), Mark (Lynn), Myles (Natalie) and Lucy (Bruce), her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Aiko will be sadly missed for her warm and wonderful smile and the caring she shared with all those around her.  As per request, a private family service has been held. The family gratefully declines koden and flowers. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z5.  For more information and to send condolences please go to


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