September 25th, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 26, 2013.

ATKINSON
MRS. CANDACE ATKINSON, beloved wife of Mr. Keith Atkinson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, June 25,
2013 at the age of 64 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

Black Rabbit
Mr. Jamie Black Rabbit/Many Bears of Stand Off, AB passed away at the age of 25 years.
A Family Service will be held at 5:00 P.M., on Thursday June 27, 2013 at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2424 5th Ave Fort Macleod, AB, followed by a wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the OLD SAIPOYI GYM.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday June 28, 2013 at the ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Stand Off AB, with Father Pawal Andrasz Officiating. Interment to follow at his family plot.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

BOURASSA
Maurice Bourassa passed away on June 24, 2013, after a lengthy illness at the age of 80 years, surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife Shirley and their 4 children: Richard, Diana, Robert and Debbie as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters, nieces and nephews. He has 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Maurice was born to Tom and Alma Bourassa in Lundbreck, Alberta in 1932. He married Shirley in 1955 and moved to Lethbridge in 1956, where they raised their children.
A private graveside service will be held for the immediate family.
A “Come and Go” is being held at the Lethbridge Senior Centre, at 500
– 11th Street South on June 29th, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, for friends and family to pay their respects.
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

BROWN, ROBERT (BOB)
19 January 1931 – 24 June 2013
After a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, we regret to inform you of the death of Bobby Brown on Monday 24 June 2013. He is survived by his wife Marla, children Renee (Mal), Laurie (Kim), Kurt and Diane (Mike); grandchildren Perry (Jen), Kim, Graeme and Cameron. 
Also family members including Joyce (Jim), Vi (Buck), Luba (Terry), along with 7 nephews and families.
Bob was born in Coalhurst, Alberta on January 19, 1931. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces (Korean War) and was a dedicated Letter Carrier in Lethbridge for 35 years. Bob loved to golf, curl and was very involved in the Royal Canadian Legion and the Miners Library.
At Bob’s request, there will be no public service. A family event will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers; donations to the The Good Samaritan Society or Parkinsons Alberta would be appreciated.

BULLOCK
SYLVIA LEE BULLOCK, beloved wife of the late Gerald Alvin Bullock, passed away in Lethbridge, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the age of 78.
Sylvia grew up in Magrath. She graduated from BYU with a Bachelor degree in Education. Sylvia married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Bullock, in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1957. She lived in Lethbridge for most of her adult life. She was predeceased by her parents Lasca and Lolovee Jensen.
Sylvia is survived by: four children – Sandra MacDonald, Kathy Hill, David Bullock and Michelle Wilson; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters – Jo Ann Delooze, and Lasca Duce; and one brother Christian Jensen.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, and prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

DE HEER
MR. JEFF DE HEER of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. 
Cecilia de Heer passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 78 years.
A Visitation will be held between 7:00-9:00pm on Thursday, June 27,
2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, June 28, 2013 at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40th Avenue, Lethbridge, Reverend Wybern Oord officiating.
Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Reverend Hank Vanderwoerd officiating.
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

LACANILAO
LEONILA SANTOS LACANILAO, passed away at 12:50 A.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
A Funeral Service will be at the SDA CHURCH OF CHIMES, 2606 – 16 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. 
with Pastor Romy Dakila officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Little Mustache
Mrs. Wilma Little Mustache of Brocket, AB beloved wife of Alphonse Little Mustache passed away on June 22, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Thursday June 27, 2013 at ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Brocket, AB, with Father Freddy Valdivia, Officiating. A Wake Service to follow at Wilma’s Residence.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Saturday June 29,
2013 at the BROCKET COMMUNITY HALL, Brocket, AB, with Father Freddy Valdivia, Officiating. Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

MARY FANNIE JACOBS
MARY FANNIE JACOBS, beloved wife of the late James “Guy” Jacobs, passed away in Cardston, AB on June 23rd, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
Friends may meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Mountain View, AB on Friday, June 28th, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. OR at the Church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain View on Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Email 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

NEKICH
GIUSEPPE ANTONIO NEKICH, beloved husband of Helga Nekich of Lethbridge, AB., passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on June 24, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
  He is the loving father of daughter Linda Nekich Angermeier (husband Peter) of Taber, AB., sons Bruno (Dina) Nekich of Edmonton, AB., and Rob (Lori) Nekich of Allentown, PA, as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Guido of Lethbridge as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his father Santo, mother Giovanna and brothers Bruno, Aldo and Reno.
  Giuseppe was born in Zara, Dalmazia and arrived in Canada in 1951. 
He married Helga in 1956 and worked at Purity Dairy and Palm Dairies. 
They lived in Edmonton from 1966 until 2009 where he worked at Edmonton Catholic Schools and as a tetra pack operator. He moved his family back to Lethbridge in the fall of 2009.
  He was a crossword enthusiast and had a great knowledge of historical and geological facts.
  Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Michael’s for your awesome care and kindness. Thank you to family and friends from all over the world for all your prayers and encouragement.
  A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
  In memory of Giuseppe, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 2M7, or a charity of your 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

PHYLLIS KING
1918 ~ 2013

PHYLLIS LAURA KING of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Kenneth N. King, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, at the age of 95. 
Phyllis was born April 9, 1918 in Kipling, Sask. to Lance and Irene Lewis.
She is survived by her son Norman (Shirley) of Picture Butte, their children Kevin (Marie) and Ashley (Barry); son Duane (Leona) of Lethbridge; daughter Janet (Westly) Bennett of St. Paul, Ab., their
children: Ken and Loralee (Rob); and eight great grandchildren: 
Mikaela, Kaiden, Emmah, Peytyn, Levi, Ty, and Elizabeth, and Annelise; a brother LaMont (Kay) Lewis of Innisfail and many special nieces and nephews.
At Our Mother’s request a private family graveside service will be held.
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

SMITH
BRYANT ACKROYD (SMITTY) smith, exited stage left for the last time on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the age of 64 years.
Always the entertainer taking centre stage at home, at school in Pincher Creek, Hill Spring or in Lethbridge at Westminster Elementary, Patterson Jr. High or at LCI, Smitty’s primary mission in life was to engage everyone in laughter. His secondary mission was to test the limits of “the establishment”. Both goals he achieved admirably.
After high school Smitty went on to study theatre arts at Brigham Young University where he starred in numerous productions. After university he spent some time in Hollywood and also realized his acting dreams, appearing in Superman III and in Narrow Margin with Gene Hackman. In Canada he did commercials and west coast theatre including a gig with Karen Kain and parts on the Beachcombers. He also represented the City of Calgary in the World Championship of Town Criers.
Always the true artist, Smitty never settled in one spot too long. 
Without a benefactor, he landed stints as nightclub bouncer and manager. At the end of the line there was always a job as a backhoe operator where he was skilled and had friends who would give him a job when his luck was down.
It was during one of these jobs while living at Spring Coulee where Smitty was involved in an accident on the job which, along with lifestyle choices, led to long term health problems.
In the end Smitty lived his life according to the adage of George Bernard Shaw: Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. 
That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Smitty was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Marie (Ackroyd) Smith; brother, Delmont Smith; sister, Shirley Agren. He is survived by brothers, James (Ted), Keith and Ron.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery, Cardston, Alberta.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

VAN DYK
AUDREY VAN DYK, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013 at the age of
75 years, after a lengthy and valiant fight with cancer that began 28 years ago. Her bravery, courage, strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through until her fight became too much to bear.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 26,
2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack 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

VERA RHODA ALTHEN
1913 ~ 2013
It is with full hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, sister, nana, and great-nana Vera Rhoda Althen (nee Robinson) at the age of 99 years. She passed away peacefully on June 24th with her adoring family by her side. Nana was born on December 21, 1913, fourth oldest girl in a family of 9 children.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, John C. Althen in 1994 and by sisters Florence (Leon) Weiss, May (Manuel) Weiss, Doris (Arvid) Larson; brothers Vic (Mary) Robinson and Albert Robinson.
Vera is survived by her son Don and wife Mary and their 5 children, Grant (Charlene) Althen, Margo (Bob) Schneyder, John Althen, Scott
(RaeAnn) Althen and Suzanne Tividar; twelve Great Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren. Vera is also survived by a brother Ken (Margaret) Robinson; two sisters, Nada (John) Light and Ethel Boyer; sister-in-law Bernice Robinson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was born in Copper Cliff, Ontario, and at the age of 6 years moved to Hacke, later named Twin River, commonly known as Del Bonita where she continued to live for the majority of her life. She was a hard working pioneer woman who had a deep love of horses, cattle and the land that she called home. Throughout her life Vera maintained a positive attitude, never complaining and always persevering to get the job done. Vera was known for her quick wit and fast retort, always with a mischievous sparkle in her eye.
Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 12:00 pm to 12:30pm on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Reverend Bob Wallace, officiating. Interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, RR8-24-6, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4P4.
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

image_pdfimage_print

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.