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Condolences to the family of Timothy Raymond Harty


Timothy Raymond

September 6, 1954 - August 22, 2023

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Timothy Raymond Harty on August 22, 2023 at the age of sixty-eight. Tim was born in Lethbridge and was surrounded by a close and loving extended family. The family moved to Rumsey when he was a young boy, but eventually, Red Deer became his home. Tim’s outgoing personality allowed him to make many life-long friends wherever he lived or travelled. Tim had many interests and his employment reflected this. He worked on the oil rigs for a couple of summers, then decided to attend the SAIT Culinary program. He then moved on to A.G.T/ Telus for over twelve years, owned his own Eavestroughing company, and for the last six years he worked for the Commissionaires in Red Deer. Tim loved to travel and explore and if he did not have a means of transportation, he had no issues with going to the highway and hitching a ride. Tim had a good heart and was very friendly to everyone. He volunteered at the Mustard Seed, giving assistance in many ways, and was willing to help anyone who was down on their luck. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Ben and Margaret Harty, and his niece Chelsea-Serpentini Harty. Tim is survived by his brothers and sister, Terry (Toni) Harty, Jordan Harty, Jocelyn (Dean) Will, Mitch (Jen) Harty, and many nieces and nephews. Church services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (6 McMillan Avenue Red Deer, AB, T4N 5X8) on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at 11:00 am. A gathering in the church hall to follow. If anyone wishes to donate in memory of Tim, we ask that it be to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Mustard Seed.

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Condolences to the family of Rick Bernhardt



1944 - 2023

Frederick Arthur Bernhardt, beloved husband and father, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, September 16, 2023 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Rick’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 12:45 P.M. on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The livestream will begin at 1:00 P.M.
Rick is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Karen Bernhardt; children Tami (John) Grocholl of Virginia, Christopher (Ann) Bernhardt of Utah, Scott (Korryn) Bernhardt of Utah, Thomas (Audrie) Bernhardt of Utah, Laura Bernhardt of Utah, Diana (Logan) Payne of Calgary and Kara (Joe) Atwood of Taber, as well as twenty two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his father Charles Bernhardt during WW II and by his mother Jeanne Bernhardt in 2013.
Rick was born March 26, 1944 in Melrose Park, Illinois. He was raised by a single mother and a loving extended family in the Chicago area. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was nineteen years old. He then served a two year mission for the church in Mexico.
Rick and Karen were married on December 20, 1967. They lived in Utah, Illinois, Missouri and Alberta. They found joy in raising their seven children, serving in the temple, spending time outdoors and going on vacations.
Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science degrees from Brigham Young University. He later completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. Rick worked as a city administrator for many years before moving to Drumheller, where he owned a camera business for fifteen years. He then worked for the Department of Transportation in Alberta until he retired.
Rick loved working on family history, camping, hiking and in the last few years riding his E-bike all over town. He was also a good handyman and fixed the many things that Karen broke.
Rick was honored to serve in the Cardston Alberta Temple in the years leading up to his death. He loved working in the temple and was proud that all of his children had gone to the temple.
In his later years, his love for his wife, children and grandchildren grew exponentially. The day before his death, he expressed his love for them and how very special they were to him. They are his legacy. He will be greatly be missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Condolences to the family of James William Nicholson


James William

October 16, 1938 - September 6, 2023

James (Jim) Nicholson passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at the age of 85. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Joan; his daughter, Joanne Houston; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jodi, Nikki, Courtney, Matthew, Sean, David, Lisa and John; 7 great-grandchildren;and his sister, Marilyn Folliet. He was predeceased by his father, James and mother, Georgina; grandparents and son, James Jr.
Family would like to thank the home caregivers for the care Jim received. No Service will be held. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation in Jim’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St., NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, or MS Research, 182A Heritage Medical Research Building, 3330 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 or an SPCA of your choice.

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