September 28th, 2016

Wednesday July 24, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 25, 2013.

BATEMAN
MR. CALVIN “CAL” BATEMAN, beloved husband of Mrs. Helene “Babe” Bateman, passed away at Good Samaritans in Raymond on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the age of 72 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the EAGLE’S HALL – 631 13th Street North on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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

CRABB
MR. KENNETH BURTON CRABB, beloved husband of Mrs. Clara Crabb, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
 Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

CROSS
ELMA “BABE” CROSS nee GREER, August 25, 1918 – July 22, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Elma announces her passing at St. Michael’s Health Centre after a brief illness.
Elma is survived by her daughter Patricia MacFarlane, grandchildren Eva MacFarlane, Katrina and Francisco Saragaco, great-grandchildren Liam, Mikaela, Frankie, Alyssa, and older sister Margaret King as well as numerous nieces & nephews. Elma was predeceased by her husband Reginald (1996) and daughter Sharon (2004).
Many thanks are extended to the doctors and nursing staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre for Elma’s care.
At Elma’s request there will be no formal funeral or visitation.  In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one’s 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

DORIS WATTS
1922 ~ 2013
Mrs. Doris Watts, beloved wife of the late Mr. Graham Watts, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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

ELIDE “PEEF” ALLISON
Mrs. Elide “Peef” Allison, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bob Allison, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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

HAROLD NISHIKAWA
1934 ~ 2013
Mr. Harold Nishikawa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Audrey Nishikawa, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
Besides his loving wife Audrey, Harold is survived by his daughter Jo-Ann (Carey) Shigemi; his son Donald (Leona) Nishikawa; his three grandchildren Zak Shigemi, Riley and Erin Nishikawa; his three sisters Lil Kitaguchi, Martha Hayashi, and Sadie (Tak) Hirotsu; sister-in-law May Nishikawa; and his brother-in-law Kiyo (Kim) Nonomura; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
Harold was predeceased by his parents Sadajiro and Harue Nishikawa; his brother Sus Nishikawa and his sister Rosie Kitaguchi.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the FIRST UNITED CHURCH, 502 13 Street North, Lethbridge with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating.
Flowers and Koden are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to The Southern Alberta Japanese United Church, 821 9th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1E8 or any charitable organization of your choice.
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

In loving memory
CLARK GOODWIN
(1938-2013)
Mr. Clark Goodwin of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta passed away on July 20, 2013 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary at the age of 75 years.
A husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend, he will be greatly missed. We would honour his memory if we all chose to live each day as a gift and be an inspiration to others.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his wife, Jane Goodwin of Frank, AB; his daughter, Roxanne Lea (Patrick) Andrews of Clive, AB; his granddaughters, Alexis Andrews of Lethbridge, AB and Heather Andrews of Clive, AB; his sister, Aliene O’Brian of Bradenton, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and all the special friends he made throughout his lifetime.
The Celebration Service honouring Clark’s life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Crowsnest Consolidated High School (located on highway 3 east of Coleman) at 11:00 am with Rev. Janni Belgum officiating. Cremation occurred at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel’s private crematorium.
Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Donations in memory of the late Clark Goodwin may be directed to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

LYNNE HELMER
Lynne Dorrien Helmer passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 74 years.
Lynne is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ron Helmer; her sons Tim (Nadine) of Calgary and David (Charlene) of Lacombe; her grandchildren Erin, Kyle, Alina and Jenna; and sister Marian. She is predeceased by her parents Dorrien and Bill Davidson and her brother Bill.
Lynne loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas, Reno, and Wendover- trips financed by her blackjack winnings. She achieved the rank of Life Master in duplicate bridge, when she took up the game after retiring as a well-respected supervisor at Scotiabank.
Thanks to the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and support.
At Lynne’s request, a private family graveside service was held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian 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

MARIA SIKORA
1922 ~ 2013
Mrs. Maria Sikora of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Antoni Sikora, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 91 years.
Maria, one of five girls, was born June 14, 1922 in Furmanka, Romania to the late Bronislawa Krzak and Jozef Supel. On December 29, 1947, she married the love of her life, Antoni Sikora and they were married for 59 years before his passing in 2007.
She was a woman of great strength and determination having survived a Nazi forced labour camp during WWII only to return to her native Poland to live under an oppressive Communist regime. It was that same determination that, in 1961, would cause her and her husband to up-root their young family and move to Canada in the hope of a better life. Once in Canada, she worked hard to support her family. She was focused, intense and proud. She especially took pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was generous to a fault. Whether you were family or friend, you never left her home without a gift of food or money. Above all, Maria was a woman of faith who loved God and looked forward to attending weekly Mass. Maria was fiercely independent which allowed her to live in her own home to the very end. As her health declined, she was supported in her independence by all of her children but especially by the constant and loving care provided by her daughter, Maria.
Maria is survived by her three children Peter Sikora of Calgary and his wife Dianne; Maria Sikora of Lethbridge; and Stacha Sikora of Calgary and her husband Robert W. Rolfe; five grandchildren Teena Jankowiak; Nicholas (Marta) Sikora; A.J. (Kimberly) Sikora; Robbie Rolfe; and Michael Rolfe; and three great-grandsons Ryan Johnson; Enzo Sikora; and Dante Sikora. She is also survived by two sisters, Ewa Haltofova in the Czech Republic and Hania Zaremba in Poland; sister-in-law Anna Juroszek of Istebna, Poland and one very special cousin, Karol Krzak, together with all of their children and their families.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, July 26, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Francis and Cybele Noronha.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Roque Pereira celebrant.
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

MARSHALL ALEXANDER WAKELEN
July 24, 1992 – July 21, 2013
Marshall peacefully passed away in his sleep at home on Sunday July 21.
He is survived by his loving parents Ross & Terri; sisters Rebekka (Josh) Hanson (Ella pending), Stephanie (George) Cook; Nephew Levi Cook; Aunts Debbie Wakelen, Cindy (Ryan) McAdam; Grandma Alice McLaren; Aunt Sandy Landin (Jerry Huget); Uncle Bob McLaren (Louise) and 7 cousins.
For those who knew Marshall, they were ever amazed by his grit, wonderful personality and radiant smile.
Marshall truly enjoyed the simple things in life; hugs and kisses, the warmth of the sun, the wind in his hair and the birds in the trees.
A Celebration of Marshall’s life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at 129 Laval Crt. W. from 3-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marshall’s name to the Lethbridge L’Arche Community would be gratefully accepted, at 240 12C Street N. Lethbridge, T1H 2M7.

OIKAWA
It is with great sadness that the family share the loss of Kazumi (Tricky) Oikawa on July 22, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Tricky leaves behind two children, Dean (Carole Anne), and Scott. He was predeceased by his wife Mary, father Masami, mother Kanako, and brother Kim. He is survived by one sister, 8 brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tricky was born on March 28, 1931, on Lion’s Island in New Westminster BC., the second child and oldest son of what was to be eventually 11 children. The family was relocated to Southern Alberta during World War II and eventually ended up in the Picture Butte area where he lived until his passing.
Tricky was an avid sportsman. He spent much of his life at the ball diamond, curling rink, golf course, and favorite fishing hole
Please join us in celebrating Tricky’s life at 10:30 am, Friday, July 22, 2013 at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40th Street South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Yasuo Izumi officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a donation to the charity of their choice. Koden is gratefully declined.

ROBERT (BOB) JENKINS
1938 – 2013
Robert (Bob) Coulson Jenkins, passed away in Pincher Creek, Alberta on July 19th 2013. Born on July 14th 1938 to Walt and Gee Jenkins, Bob spent his life ranching on the land he loved near Waterton Park. Predeceased by siblings Mic Johnson (nee Jenkins) and Joe Jenkins; Bob is survived by his daughter Jennifer and her partner Jeff Henderson, his brother Tom (Frances) Jenkins, many special nieces & nephews, along with numerous lifetime friends including The Cassidy’s who became his extended family.
Over the years Bob’s love of cattle would take him too many purebred cattle events and sales, where he made great friendships which would last his lifetime.
His appreciation for the land, and desire to preserve Southwest Alberta’s ranch lands took his life in a new direction as he served two terms on the Pincher Creek and District Municipal Council.
No matter where he was, or what he was doing it can be said that Bob always made an impression. Bob will be remembered for being a great story teller, a patient teacher and true cattlemen.
The family invites you to bring your own stories to share as we “Celebrate” Bob’s life on, Friday, July 26th at 4:00 p.m. at the Twin Butte Community Hall. Written stories and favorite memories are very much welcomed to be brought to the service or shared online by visiting
http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Jack Edy Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Funeral arrangements in the care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek,
Telephone: (403) 627-486

STILSON
MRS. LORETTA ANN STILSON, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gerald Stilson, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
 Arrangements to be announced when completed.

WESLEY JACOB KUEHN
1919 ~ 2013
WESLEY JACOB KUEHN of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Woitte) Kuehn, passed away peacefully at Coaldale Health Centre, on July 18th, at the age of 94 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Scott Currie officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Warner Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers those who wish can make a memorial donation to Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, T1J 1W5.
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

Elizabeth Friesen
1936 – 2013
 Elizabeth Friesen, beloved wife of Clarence Friesen of Barnwell, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 26, 2013 between
7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elizabeth¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

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