REMEMBRANCE IN LIFE’S PASSING IS
THE TRUEST FORM OF LOVE ONE CAN GIVE
Mary passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 22nd January 2023.
She spent her life supporting her family and friends in ways that were meaningful to her. She took part in Royal Purple, 4H and contributed to other clubs and events regularly.
Her family will always remember her kindness, strong will and work ethic. Mary drove school bus in Picture Butte for 35 years before retiring at age 65. Along with her husband Bill, they formed the Bow River Orchestra and enjoyed playing at local venues.
Mary was born in Iron Springs, Alberta, married Bill in 1949, raising her family on the farm in the Barrhill area.
Mary was predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) Lehto, son, Larry Lehto and parents, John and Elizabeth Sauer, Son-In-Laws Russ Johnson and Cam Moore, she was the last of 9 siblings.
She is survived by her children Diane Johnson, Shirley Petty (Kevin), Brenda Cleghorn (Gary), Sandy Moore and Wayne Lehto.
Her grandchildren Michelle (Karl Erik), Michael (Heather), Lisa, Emma (George), Chris (Sarah), Ryan (Ashley), Jalayne (Jeff), Chelsea (Michael), Brady, Jason (Jodi), Courtney (Jesse) and Ashley. Great grandchildren, Soren, Eden Nate, Linc, and Alix, Olivia, Emmett and Sierra, Jordynn, Levi and Kynleigh, Abbi and Ben
Mary will be lovingly remembered as a caring, kind and compassionate person. She was a woman of faith, trusting her efforts would bring positive change even if she couldn’t see it right away. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
“She helped us grow with love, truth, honesty, hope, confidence and self worth.”
Cremation is entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Internment and a family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.