Unexpected passing of a mother and father

My nephew, Antonio awoke Christmas morning to discover the unexpected passing of his Father Mike Prete. Dealing with such great loss and funeral plans at the young age of 25. Only to find out 5 days later his mother Karen Cook was on life support at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and not expected to survive. On January 2nd Karen was taken off life support and passed away peacefully in the arms of her mother. I can not imagine the heartache and pain he is going through. Despite the loss of both parents and all the hardships to come, Antonio is starting back to school to become a healthcare worker.
We will never forget Mike and Karen and their memory will live on through their families. Our hope is to help him with funeral costs, Antonio’s education and to help him move forward with his life. We are hoping by setting up this page, it will be one less burden on him. Thank you for your support.


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Barb Smith 
Magrath, AB
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