September 25th, 2016

WEDNSDAY, JUNE 19, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 19, 2013.

BARRIE LINN

1935 ~ 2013

Barrie Linn of Lethbridge beloved brother of Darwin Linn and Beverley Martin, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 after a lengthy battle with many health problems at the age of 78 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society | 2920 16th Ave North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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

 

 

 

GEORGE SHAFRANSKI

1923 ~ 2013

MR. GEORGE SHAFRANSKI of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Shafranski passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 90 years. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge with Deacon Cliff Bogdan, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. 

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

 

 

GREG OLSHASKI

1960 ~ 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Gregory Stephen Olshaski, on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 53 years, with his family by his side. 

Greg was born April 5, 1960 in Lethbridge, AB to Robert & Dorothy Olshaski, the middle child of five sons. He married the love of his life May (Marianne) in Lethbridge on August 16, 1986. Greg and May were blessed with two children – Ryan Olshaski (November 24, 1994) and Darcy Olshaski (March 5, 1998). The adoration, devotion and dedication to his wife, May, and to his boys, Ryan and Darcy, was truly amazing. They were a bonded family and the amusing “family talks” at supper times will be so missed. He treasured all the time spent with May, Ryan and Darcy and took great pride & joy in being a husband and father and in guiding & supporting his family. 

Greg went through the Catholic School system graduating from Catholic Central High School in 1977. Greg was very active in sports and played baseball up through the Little League. He continued with fastball for Lethbridge Council #1490 Knights of Columbus travelling to Rutland, B.C. with his dad and two brothers for many years, winning many trophies and just enjoying the family time spent together. 

Greg as well played hockey with the Lethbridge Minor Hockey League and for the CCH Cougars Football team. He has since so enjoyed to just sit, relax and watch hockey with his dear friend Jack.

Greg proudly worked for Olshaski Farms for most of his entire life. Farming was in his blood and he was later employed by Jack Giffen and then One Earth. Greg had just received his Class 1 driver’s license while employed with Serfas Farms Ltd. He was such a hard worker and was sought out by many employers in the farming field. 

Like his father, Greg was brilliant with numbers. There was never need for a calculator, no task was too difficult and all were amazed by this ability. Greg admired and missed his father immensely and so cherished his mom. Greg’s family and friends meant the world to him. 

Greg loved hunting and has proudly taught his two boys, Ryan and Darcy, in the past numerous years his skills. Every year he travelled to Saskatchewan with his brother-in-law Harry to get his trophy deer.

Greg also loved camping and was the one his family and friends looked up to if there was ever a problem. There were many hours spent sitting around a campfire trying to solve the difficulties of the world. He would host campouts for friends and family at his homestead which all lovingly called “Olshaski Park”.

His humour was extraordinary and you always had a big smile on your face when you were around him. He was unselfish and his focus was always on others around him.

Left with his memory are his dear wife of 26 years, May Olshaski; his dear sons Ryan and Darcy; his dear mom Dorothy Murrell and dear step-father Alex Murrel; his dear mother-in-law Margarete Moch; his dear brothers & sisters-in-law, Bob & Karen Olshaski, Rod Olshaski & Michele Derry, Ken & Millie Olshaski, Doug & Jacquie Olshaski; his dear brothers & sisters-in-law, Hanna & Don Cox, Peter & Linda Moch, Helen & Joe Meszaros, Harry & Sue Moch, Debbie Byrne, Danny Byrne, Robert Moch; his dear nieces and nephews Steven & Janine Olshaski, Matthew Olshaski, Candice Cockerill, Larissa Olshaski, Sydney Olshaski, Quinton Cox, Trisha & Kostas D’Agnone, Breanne Cox, Troy Moch, Nichole & James Carefoot, Chad & Kate Eggebrecht, Sean & Heidee Walshe, Brent & Jodi Merriman, Jennifer & Mike Hall, Jessica Byrne, Daneel Byrne, Ashley Moch; as well numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Greg was predeceased by his Grandma Wright, his Grandpa Olshaski, his Grandma Olshaski, his father, Robert Olshaski, his father- in-law, Gerhard Moch, his sister-in-law, Lynn Olshaski, and his nephew, Duane Moch.

The family would like to sincerely thank the emergency staff at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, the STARS helicopter, and the staff at the Foothills Hospital for their kindness & caring towards Greg & his families for the days until his passing.

Greg will be so sadly missed and so lovingly remembered by his dear wife, his dear boys, his mom, his step-dad, his mom-in-law, his brothers, his brother-in-laws, his sister-in-laws, his nieces, his nephews, his uncles & aunts, his cousins and his dear friends. Greg leaves behind a legacy of fond memories and a family who dearly loved him and who will miss him terribly. Our pain at losing Greg is enormous. Greg was a very caring and loving husband and father. He is a one of a kind wonderful special man and he will never be forgotten. His spirit will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Greg is now at rest and peace. We love you so very much Greg and we will miss you every single moment of every single day. Our lives will be so empty without you. 

Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday June 21, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, led by Deacon Cliff Bogdan.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday June 22, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. 

Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

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

 

IRON SHIRT

JANE MARIE IRON SHIRT, of Browning, MT, passed away at Kalispell Regional Medical Centre on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the age of 17 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 4:00 P.M.

A Wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, on Thursday from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrant.

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

 

 

LAWLOR, MARGARET ANN (CLIFTON)

Passed away June 13, 2013 in Lethbridge, at the age of 75 years. Born April 29, 1938 in Magrath Alberta, the youngest of four children to John (Ed) and Margaret Clifton. Margaret grew up in Magrath and later moved to Calgary where she met her sweetheart, Dean Dow Lawlor. They were married in the Cardston Alberta Temple on July 2, 1960 and together raised 5 children mainly in the Lethbridge and Picture Butte areas.

Along with her love and devotion to her family, Margaret enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing the piano, dancing and socializing. She also gave many hours of devoted service to those around her. 

Margaret is survived by her husband, Dean; her children, Kathryn (David) Gibson of Toronto; Vincent (Tomomi) Lawlor of Kobe, Japan; Sharon (Brad) Ackroyd of Cochrane; Kaylana (Rory) Woolf of Airdrie and Candice Bulycz of Calgary; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; brother, Ted (Betty) Clifton; and sister-in-law, Shirley Clifton.

She is predeceased by her parents; sister, Ione (Jack) Winkler; brother, Bob Clifton; and two grandsons, Levi Haynes and Benjamin Ackroyd.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge.

Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, June 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME in Lethbridge, or from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the funeral service at the church. 

Interment at the Magrath Cemetery. 

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 

 

 

MARIA VISSER

1924 ~ 2013

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Maria Visser of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Mr. Willem Visser, on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 89 years.

She will be sadly missed by her son, Peter (Kay) of Penhold, AB, and their children Tanya (Pat) and Rob (Susan); her daughter Nellie (Marvin) of Lethbridge, AB, and their children Jeffrey, Lisa (Jeremy), Karen (Tom) and Darren; and her son Clarence (Liana) of Stirling, AB and their children William and Maria; as well as 10 great- grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Riet Visser of the Netherlands, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband Willem, she was predeceased by her father, mother, 3 sisters and 1 brother, two infant grandsons, and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The opportunity to offer condolences will be from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION | Highway 3, Lethbridge with Reverend P. Bazen officiating. The interment will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0.

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

 

 

OROSZ

MR. CHARLES ARTHUR OROSZ, born in Lethbridge, AB. on February 20, 1929, passed away peacefully at home in Milk River on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He is survived by his sisters Beth (Baxter), Helen (Pete), Emma (Mel) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Ann, brother John and sister Ann. 

Charles was a father to Tina, Annette, Jim and grandfather to Jesse, Tara, Caylee and A.J. He was also a stepfather to Nick, Ed, Tony and Steven. Charlie attended school in the 1-17 area where after he married Anna in 1968 and farmed there until his retirement in 1997. After his farming career he retired in Milk River. He was a hard working individual who would help anybody that needed a hand. 

Some of his interests were curling, bowling, hunting but his most loved interest was horses. He will be sadly missed by all.

An informal Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life will be held at the HERITAGE HALL, 213 – Main Street, Milk River on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Krause 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

 

 

PRINCE 

KEITH HERBERT PRINCE, passed away at home in Cardston, on June 16th, 2013 at the age of 87 years. 

Keith is predeceased by his wife Mona Tolman Prince and daughter Debra. Keith is survived by his children Pamela P. Hurd, Kimberley K. Prince, Brett T. Prince, Ricky J. Prince, Sharmaine Prince and Teresa McNaught. 

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center, Cardston (East Hill) on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Brad Beazer Officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Hill Spring Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham. 

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

 

 

RON CHIZMAZIA

1940 ~ 2013

Mr. Ron Chizmazia beloved husband of the late Mrs. Judy Chizmazia, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 72 years.

A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the READYMADE COMMUNITY CENTRE, Readymade, Alberta. 

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

 

 

STEPHENS

ELEANOR H. STEPHENS passed away peacefully in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, June 14th., 2013 at the age of 81. She was born on March. 25th., 1932 in Peace River, Alberta. Eleanor is survived by her four sons Dan, Doug, Dave and Dean. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Howard Stephens, who passed away in January of 2010.

Eleanor provided a loving home for Howie and her boys in Calgary and Lethbridge before retiring in 1980. The couple then moved to Christina Lake B.C. where they happily spent the next 20 years. Their retirement passions included gardening, fishing and spending summers with their family. In 2005, Howie and Eleanor moved to Kelowna. Eleanor was known for her strength and patience while never wanting other people to “go out of their way” just for her. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Eleanor was a wonderful wife and mother who always devoted her time and efforts towards her family.

 

 

 

Warden Edward Budd

May 18, 1939 – June 16, 2013

Warden Budd, beloved husband of Sylvia Budd (ne_ Huget), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Father’s Day, June 16, at the age of 74 years. Warden was a lifelong resident of Vulcan, Alberta and farmed in the Berrywater district. He is the beloved father of four children: Jennifer Brayne (Geoffrey) of Lethbridge, Jeffrey Budd (Geri) of Vulcan, Loralie Geier (Tony) of Calgary and Dana Budd (Daisy-Marie) of High River. Warden is also survived by nine grandchildren: Emily, Megan, Tamara, Lindsey, Ashley, Daxton, Davon, Danya-Marie, and Davanna-Joy; sisters: Barbara Hogan, Beverley Flower (Tony), and brother Robert Budd (Ruth) along with many nieces and nephews. Warden was predeceased by his parents Naaman and Vernie.

Warden was actively involved in the Vulcan Church of Christ and the Vulcan Fish and Game. His singing voice was often heard in church and at other community functions. He enjoyed farming, had an interest in antique tractors, and loved the great outdoors _ especially hunting with his sons and buddies. However, his great love was for his family.

A celebration of Warden’s life will be held at the Cultural Recreation Centre (CRC) in Vulcan on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Warden’s memory to STARS 1441 Aviation Pk N.E., Box 570 Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9 or a charity of your choice. 

To email condolences please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. 

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