September 28th, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013


By Obituaries on June 12, 2013.


BROWN
May 26, 1975 – June 8, 2013
MICHAEL CRAIG WILLIAM BROWN, age 38, cherished son of Ken and Wendy Brown, passed away suddenly in an accident at his farm near Milk River on June 8, 2013.
Michael was born and raised in Milk River, AB. After high school he attended Lethbridge Community College and the University of Alberta before returning to the family farm to work alongside his grandfather, Harold Anderson, eventually taking over farm operations in 2007.
Michael’s life revolved around faith, family, farming and friends. He was born with a curiosity to figure out how things worked and quickly became “Mr. Fix-It”. Near or far, he was the first call when something didn’t work and needed repairing. He was always available to lend a helping hand, even if it meant his own work had to wait. He valued the importance of community and was a great contributor to the town of Milk River. Michael was a friend to all, never passing up an opportunity to visit and find out how you were. People of all ages were drawn to his infectious smile and generous heart. He always made sure everyone was included and you couldn’t help leaving him without a big smile on your face. Michael was always happy to see you; he watched out for you, pulled you out of the ditch, and always made sure you were safely home. Mike’s heart was bigger than he was, and he had an extra special spot for his grandmother, Mama, and his nieces and nephews. Uncle Mike could always get the loudest squeals and biggest laughs. He always made sure Mama was taken care of, and that she knew how to work the remotes. There wasn’t anyone he met that didn’t become a friend. His passing leaves a hole in our hearts, but we know that we will be together again.
Left to treasure his memory are his parents, Ken and Wendy Brown, his grandmother, Kathleen Anderson, and his siblings: Lori Brown, Aaron (Christine) Brown, Traci (Joshua) Sherwood (Taylor, Nathan, Andrew, Mason), Kathleen Brown, Peter (Kelly) Brown (Whitney), Chantelle (David Dudley) Brown, and Nola (James) Haynes (Scarlet).
He was predeceased by his grandparents Harold Anderson and William and Zelda Brown.
The Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COUTTS, ALBERTA. Friends may meet the family prior to the service, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment in the Milk River, Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Milk River Volunteer Fire Department.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 

HERRING
MARY MARGARET HERRING, beloved wife of the late Albert Herring passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at the age of 97 years.  She is survived by her son Len (Bev), special niece Ruth, along with many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, brothers John, Joe and Frank and sister Annie.
Mary was born in Seven Persons, Alberta  March 12, 1916 and was a long time resident of Lethbridge.  Mary was a life member of the Royal Purple and an avid bingo player for many, many years.
Our sincerest thanks to the staffs of Extendicare and St. Michaels Long Term Care for the wonderful care Mary received during her stay.
At Mary’s request no funeral service will be held.  Cremation with private interment.  A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined.   Those who wish may donate in Mary’s name to a charity of their choice.
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

JENNIFER DAWN (CARLSON) RICHMAN
OCTOBER 6, 1978 ~ JUNE 7, 2013
With great sorrow, Matthew Richman and the Carlson family announce the passing of Jennifer Dawn (Carlson) Richman, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law, and friend. 
With enormous gratitude, we celebrate Jenn’s life. Though her final hours were tragic, the 34 years preceding were an exceptional example of how one woman’s love, dedication and enjoyment of family, friends and career can affect so many people. Her spirit lives on in our hearts and in the son who is her great and final gift to us.
Jenn delivered her firstborn child, a healthy boy, Kipp, on the afternoon of June 4th. Mother and son spent some joyous time together before complications developed. Before dawn on Friday June 7th, Jenn, as beautiful as ever and surrounded by her closest family, passed peacefully. 
Born in Taber, Alberta, Jenn grew up with her brother Lee and sister Jessica on a ranch in a valley along the Old Man River run by her parents Art and Judy and her grandparents Helmer and Marjorie Carlson. She went to Hays elementary and middle school and graduated from Vauxhall High School.
A life in the country and a love of the land defined Jenn’s passions. She graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta, where she first met Matthew and a circle of friends with whom she remained close throughout her life.
Jenn worked as a Rangeland specialist at the Public Lands Division in Lethbridge, and travelled widely throughout the province conducting grasslands research, especially focusing on the sustainability of native species. She greatly enjoyed her work and was widely respected by colleagues, farmers and ranchers. 
Matthew and Jenn married May 23rd, 2009 in an outdoor ceremony at Waterton Lakes National Park, soon after they established a home just south of Lethbridge. She and Matt had many great adventures together both in southern Alberta and abroad. 
We will miss Jenn greatly and remember her well.
Jenn is survived by her son Kipp Richman, husband Matthew Richman; her parents Arthur and Judith Carlson; her brother Lee Carlson; and sister Jessica Geerligs and family Vince, RaeLeigh and Mattais.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at THE NORLAND | 5801 1st Ave South, Lethbridge. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Jennifer Richman to the University of Alberta – Range Management Post Graduate Endowment Fund | 3-501, 10230 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6 or http://www.ualberta.ca. 
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

KUNKEL 
Jo ( Josephine ) Ellen Kunkel passed away suddenly on June 9, 2013 in the Pincher Creek Hospital . 
Jo was employed by the Government of Alberta for 25 years in the Pubic Affairs department. She moved with her husband Lloyd Kunkel to Hill Spring in 1989 and retired in 1993. Jo and Lloyd were founders of the Great Canadian Barn Dance and Family Resort where thousands of people from around the world have enjoyed the Kunkel hospitality. 
Jo was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her Ward in Hill Spring and served in numerous callings. Most recently she loved serving in the Young Women’s program of the Hill Spring Ward and as an Ordinance Worker in the Cardston Alberta Temple. 
Jo was a very caring person and served her fellowmen with no expectation of recognition or reward. She loved her family with unconditional love. Jo was a lover of all animals except moths. 
Jo was survived by her husband and eternal companion, Lloyd Kunkel of Hill Spring, Alberta and children Robert ( Diane ) of Prince George, British Columbia, Marci (Rob) Cooper of Hill Spring, Alberta , Trevor (Candy) of Hill Spring, and Travis (Lisa) of Australia. Lloyd and Jo have 15 grandchildren. 
Friends may meet the family at the Hill Spring Chapel on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hill Spring Chapel, Hill Spring, Alberta on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Hill Spring Cemetery, Hill Spring, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Animal Shelter near you. 
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

Thelma Selman
1942 – 2013
Thelma Irene Selman (nee Bobinec), passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday,
June 9, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church
prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. and
10:40 A.M. 
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Center, 2 North – 200 West, Raymond on
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at Temple Hill
Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.  

LEON SZUTARSKI
1920 ~ 2013
Leon Szutarski beloved husband of Wanda Szutarski passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his family at his side on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the age of 92. 
Leon is survived by his wife Wanda; his two sons Richard Szutarski of Lethbridge and Bish (Helen) Szutarski of Hinton; his grandchildren Tammy (Barry) Ellis, Jim (Kim) Szutarski, Tracy (Steve) Waldo, Deborah Szutarski and Jesse Szutarski; his great-grandchildren Steven and Chelsea Ellis, Brittney, Bradley, Skyler and Joshua Szutarski, Ethan, Riley, Jada, Quinn and Tayla Waldo and Trevis Prince; his one sister Krystina Blajet and one niece Wanda Blajet of Poland.
Leon was predeceased by his parents and daughter-in-law Bonnie Szutarski.
Leon was born July 14, 1920 in Mors Rheinland, Germany. He and Wanda immigrated to Canada with their two sons in 1957. Leon was a hard worker and enjoyed the outdoors. He especially had a passion for gardening. He loved all of his grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved to be surrounded by all of his family and will be dearly missed by all.
A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, with Deacon Ray Wagner 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

NORDIN
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Percy Glen Nordin. Percy passed away peacefully in his home town of Lethbridge on Saturday, June 8, 2013 with his family by his side at the age of 58 years.
Survived by his two sons: Dustin (Sara) Nordin and Jesse (Megan) Nordin, mom and dad Rudy and Lorraine Nordin, sisters Glenda (Scott) Young, Crystal Nordin, Debbie (Jeff) Blair and brother Rudy (Donna) Nordin and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. 
Percy was predeceased by his Grandma and Grandpa Rosena and William Montgomery, Mary and Percy Nordin and Pete Dutka, sister April Lynn Semak, Patricia Rosemary MacFarlane and brothers Grant James Nordin and Dean William Nordin. 
Percy was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan May 8, 1955. When he was 10, Percy and family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta to pursue family priorities. Percy attended Galbraith Elementary, Wilson Junior High, and then Winston Churchill High School in which he graduated in 1973. Once high school was completed, Percy started working at Woolco Department store and with his hard work ethic, Percy was able to progress within the company moving to Edmonton, and then Calgary. 
Percy then started with Woodward’s department store in which he had tremendous success and moved up rapidly within the company moving to many locations while starting his own family. In the later years of Percy’s life, he worked as the Warehouse Manager for 13 years with Leon’s Furniture in Lethbridge and finished off his career with Home Depot also in Lethbridge as the night receiving supervisor. 
Percy was an avid sports fan and a lover of the outdoors especially if it meant spending time with his 2 sons. He particularly enjoyed camping and fishing in the summer with family. Percy was a friend and mentor to many, many people. He will be missed by all those he touched. 
A Memorial Service will be held at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH – Highway 4 just East of 43 Street Intersection, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Sandra Habkirk officiating.
Percy has asked that everyone dress casually, without formal attire or suits for his memorial.
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

Sheffield, Isabella White
Isabella Sheffield, born in Glasgow, Scotland on December 10, 1920 went to be with Jesus on June 8, 2013.
Lovingly remembered by her children Lorne (Elvera), Edie (Steve) Town and Liz (Rob) Haraga; grandchildren, Heather (Joseph) Noorzai, Jesse (Gypsi) Town, Mike (Emily) Haraga, Jordan (Cindy) Haraga and Meagan Haraga (Chris Fitzgerald); great-grandchildren, Audrey Jean, Jayden, Mekhi, Mateo, Sammie and Stella; family and friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold; sister Mary and granddaughter Mary.
Graveside Service on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at Sherwood Park Alliance Church, 1011 Clover Bar Road, Sherwood Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
To view the live webcast and send condolences please visit: http://www.fostermcgarvey.com
In memory of Isabella, donations may be made to Made in Hope, P.O. Box 17732, Honolulu, HI, 96817, U.S.A, in memo to Heather Town, Isabella’s granddaughter who is a missionary in the Philippines.
Foster & McGarvey Funeral Home
Sherwood Park
(780) 463-6666

SMITH 
RONALD DEAN SMITH, formerly of Cardston, Alberta passed away on June 6, 2013 at Pointe Coupee Hospital, New Roads, Louisiana at the age of 64 years. 
Funeral services will be held in Baton Rouge, LA. 
A celebration of his life will be held in Cardston at a later date. 
Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

TOTH 
THELMA ‘LUCIE’ TOTH, beloved wife of Frank J. Toth of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre after a lengthy illness on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Lucie was born on August 20, 1923 to Louis and Alice (Gilboux) Fievet of Bicknell, Indiana.
She is survived by her loving husband Frank J. Toth, daughter Carol Templeton of Yuma, Arizona, grandson Michael Danner of Centenial, California, granddaughter Veronica Danner of Aurora, Colorado, and great grandchildren: Blair Danner of Aurora, California, Justin Zavaro of St. Mateo, California, Angelena Zavaro of St. Mateo, California and Amanda Dalton Danner of Centenial, California. 
Survivors also include step-daughters: Myra Gail Briggs of Coaldale and her children: Michael (Monique) Briggs – Katie, Alister of Langdon, Alberta; Susan Colwell of Lethbridge and her daughter Keri; Gloria Fransted of Novi, Michigan and her son Joseph.
Lucie was an early accomplished musician. She played professionally at the early age of 12, with large Big Band orchestras. Her repertoire of instruments consisted of a variety of saxophone, clarinet, base guitar, and keyboard. She later was employed at the San Diego State University, as a word processor.
She became a much sought after musician, music teacher, knitting machine instructor and designer, and a sewing machine teacher, also.
Lucie and her husband Frank, were very generous with their music, and volunteered many hours entertaining, firstly at the Yuma, Arizona Municipal Medical Centre, whey they received many honours, and also in the High River, Okotoks area and in the Milk River Warner area, after Frank brought her to Canada. They expanded out and performed at Raymond and Cardston Health Units also and in the Lethbridge and Coaldale Senior Centres.
Lucie was born to a coal miner father family also, and contributed in her husband Frank’s fight in the recognition of thousands of mining men and families’ history, that had been swept under the rugs in this Lethbridge area for over 100 years.
Her favourite side hobby was of rock hounding. She travelled extensively through many U.S. States, and possessed thousands of sample stakes of opal, diamonds, gold and hundreds of various precious samples.
“Dear Lucie – You have taught us humility, grace, and devotion and to bring happiness to many thousands, in your time.” We will never forget you.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
A Celebration of Lucie’s life will be held in Room AB at the Lethbridge Senior Centre, 500-11 Street South, behind City Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 

URWIN
MR. JOHN HENRY “HARRY” URWIN, passed away at the age of 90, while hanging out with his son Bob on June 5, 2013 at the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds. Harry was the beloved husband of the late Audrey Urwin.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the FORT MACLEOD COMMUNITY “ELKS” HALL 307-25th St., with Reverend Eras Van Zyl, Officiating.
Memorial Donations may be made in Harry’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion – Poppy Fund, P.O. Box 697, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0 or to your local Meals-On-Wheels program.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium 
2424 – 5 Avenue 
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

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