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SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013


By Obituaries on June 8, 2013.


AVRIL RONNING
1923 ~ 2013
Avril Ronning, beloved wife of the late Alton Ronning passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on June, 5, 2013 at age 87 with her daughter Cheryl at her side. 
Avril was born on February 10, 1926 in Calgary to Ernest Buckingham, a pioneer of Claresholm and his wife Daisy Towner. She was predeceased by her husband Alton, her parents and her brother Kenneth. Avril is survived by her children Terry (Joanne), Edmonton; Cheryl (Bill), Lethbridge; and Calvin (Heather), Penticton. She was the loving grandmother of Tawna, Jenna, Patrick, Laurel and Kimberly and great-grandmother of Evan, Jayden and William. Avril is also survived by Alton’s brother Harmon (Sheila) and his sisters, Audrey (Seymour) and Kjeryn (Thomas). 
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Camrose, AB with interment to follow. 
Those who desire may contribute to the Parkinson Society of Alberta | 1254- 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

GERARD “GERRY” DAVIS
1952 ~ 2013
Gerard “Gerry” Alexander Davis of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 61.
Gerry was born on April 20, 1952, beloved son of Stanley “Red” and Marion Davis.
Gerry is survived by his dad Stanley “Red” Davis; his sisters Rhona (Frank Bajnoczi) and Karen Venechuk; his brothers Doug (Maureen) Davis and Bruce (Judy) Davis; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Gerry was predeceased by his mom Marion Davis; his son Ashley Merrick; and his sister-in-law Renee Davis.
Family are invited to pay their respects at 11:00am on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, June 10, 2013 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH | 411- 11 Street South. An interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. 
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society | 317- 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

HARLOS
HARLOS, Matilda passed away suddenly Friday May 31, 2013 at her home in Coutts Alberta. Matilda was born June 29, 1938 in Spring Valley, Saskatchewan. She resided in the Bayard, Saskatchewan area on the family farm until 2009 when she moved to Coutts, Alberta. In keeping with Matilda’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. 
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

HEALY
DONALD GEORGE HEALEY passed away at home Tuesday, June 4, 2013.  He was born July 27, 1940. Donald is survived by his wife Ruth Cope-Healey, seven children, one special son Keith, 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  
A Memorial Service will held at the CARMANGAY SENIOR’S CENTRE on Monday June 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev Sue McDonald from the Vulcan United Church officiating.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

JOAN BARENDREGT
1956 ~ 2013
Joan Barendregt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ed Barendregt, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 56 years.
Joan was born and raised in Lethbridge. She was a dental assistant for many years until she switched careers and pursued another passion. Joan opened up her own flower shop called Panda Flowers. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Besides her loving husband Ed, Joan is survived by her two sons Nathan (Jessica) and Tanner (Cheryl); her mom Joyce Rollingson; her two sisters Leslie and Jacky; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Joan was predeceased by her father Jack Rollingson; her son Leeson and her aunt Joan Russel. 
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH | 4717- 24th Avenue South, Lethbridge with Pastor Ian Lawson officiating.
Those who wish to make donations may do so to Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC) | PO Box 99 Lomond, AB T0L 1G0.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

VERNA WESTLING
1923 ~ 2013
Verna Marjorie Westling of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Eldon Westling, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH | 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3 
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

WELLS
JOANNE CREIGHTON-WELLS, MIA’NISTAWAISTAMIAAKI 
(MANY DIFFERENT FLAG WOMAN),
passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 01, 2013 at the Chinook Regional hospital. She is survived by husband, Robert, children; Stan & Clo-Ann (Lynzee), Leslie (Jozee & Jada), Bo & Cheyenne (Stran) granddaughter, Brooke (Mason), mother-in-law Beauty Wells and sister-in-law Roberta (Darcy). Brothers/sisters; Cooky, Ritzie (Ivan), Charlene (Tim), Diki, Bill (Rae-Ann), Pat (Rose) Fox. She is also survived by adopted children, grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 
Joanne ‘Girlie’ Wells was born to the late Stanford & Arabella Creighton on January 19, 1955 at the Blood Indian Hospital. She received her education at St. Mary’s School on the Blood Reserve, graduating with a high school diploma in 1989. She went on to pursue her career in Social Work graduating in 1997 with a Social Work Diploma from Mount Royal College. Girlie always loved being around people and doing anything to help others. This led her employment path to work for Health and Welfare Canada (Medical Services branch), Blood Tribe Administration, Sun Country Child & Family Services in Cardston then moving to Blood Tribe Child Protection Services in Standoff. After being forced to go on long term disability she enrolled at Newman College and earned her a Pastoral Biblical Theology Certificate. 
Girlie was raised in a strong Catholic home (being with her maternal grandparents often). Influenced by her mother’s strong belief in the Catholic faith, she joined her mother in November 1983 to make her Cursillo. Her theme of ‘born again’ helped her on her spiritual journey. In the summer of 2007 she joined the Motok’iiksi (Buffalo Women Society). She looked forward to the summer where she would join the other ladies at the annual Sundance.
Girlie was a fun person to be around. She was quiet but could be mischievous. Her friends can attest to this. Many occasions she could be the instigator of pranks but would only smile when questioned. Being a good sport, she played on the revival of girls basketball at St. Mary’s. This was the next step from her cheerleading days. She loved horses, and encouraged and supported her family in this sport. In the winter time she would be at the skating rink again supporting her family. Girlie also loved to spend time with her girls and would travel to go shopping with them or just to hang out with them. Her other past times included bingo/casino, just relaxing with her crossword puzzle book, reading a good book (Twilight Trilogy – Team Edward), or watching family videos.
Girlie will be sadly missed but her teachings of compassion and unconditional love will live on. The family apologizes for anyone missed because she came from a large extended family.
A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. 
A Wake Service will be held at the SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 P.M. 
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 am. Reverend Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. Celebrant 
Interment to take place following the Funeral Mass at the Blood Band Cemetery.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca

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