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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 26, 2013.

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.
He is survived by three children, son Richard (Cynthia) Crabb and their children Jeannette & Maxwell, son Robert Crabb, daughter Cheryl Aske (John) and their children Brandon & Christopher, all of Edmonton, as well as many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Jeannette & Burton Crabb, one sister, Frances Gullekson and by his daughter, Catherine Louise.
Ken was born in Lethbridge on December 6, 1936. Where he attended school and married Clara for 52 years. Then the family moved to Edmonton where he continued to work for AGT until his retirement in 1991 when they moved back to Lethbridge.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
In memory of Ken, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7
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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

DENISE EMMA LYBBERT
On Monday, July 22, 2013 Denise Emma Lybbert of Cold Lake, AB passed away at the age of 86 years. Denise is lovingly survived by her five children: Ron (Selina) Lybbert of Cherry Grove, AB, Linda (Verle) Woodruff of Stettler, AB, Velda Lefebvre of Cold Lake, AB, Shirley (Norm) Gonie of Calmar, AB, Karen (Robert) Hewlett of Cold Lake, AB; twelve grandchildren: Sandra Woodruff, Scott Woodruff, Shelby (Kimberley) Lefebvre, Michelle (Michael) Coulter, Lonny (Sue) Baumgardner,Shawn Baumgardner, DeeAnn (Dwayne) Hotte, Sheldon (Angie) Hewlett, Marty (Elyse) Lybbert, Aaron (Chelsey) Lybbert, Tamara (Alec) Adrian, Gale (Nathan) Pickard; fifteen great- grandchildren: Tyler, Amber, Kyle, Madison, Caleb, Jaise, Ava, Kinley, Blake, Alexa, Jaden, Sadie, Beckett, Abbygale, Mia. Denise was predeceased by her husband: Golden Lybbert; two sons-in-laws: Terry Bamber, Tom Lefebvre; granddaughter: Terri-Lynn Baumgardner; parents: George & Alice Calcoen; parents-in-law: Lloyd & Luella Lybbert.
Funeral Service, Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Cherry Grove, AB with Bishop Vincent Burgess officiating. Pallbearers: Scott Woodruff, Shawn Baumgardner, Michael Coulter, Sheldon Hewlett, Alec Adrian, Aaron Lybbert. Interment Service followed at Cherry Grove Community Cemetery. Memorial tributes in memory of Denise may be sent to The Feed the Children Fund, 6005-50 Ave, Bonnyville, Alberta T9N 2L4.
Your condolences may be sent through our website at
http://www.mementofuneralchapel.com.

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
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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
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ELIDE “PEEF” ALLISON
1918 ~ 2013
Elide “Peef” Allison (nee Pavan), beloved wife of the late Bob Allison and daughter of Joe and Maria Pavan, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
Born in Lethbridge, Peef was raised on the Pavan Dairy farm just north of Lethbridge and continued to work at the farm with her 6 siblings upon the completion of her schooling. Bob went to work at the farm, met Peef and they were married in 1939. They moved into Lethbridge and eventually settled into their home on 12th St. B. Peef was employed in the home goods department of Eatons for 30 years. She enjoyed outings with their dance group as well as travelling, baking, sewing in addition to her extensive involvement with various activities at Southminster United Church for many years.
Peef’s family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed large family gatherings. She is survived by her daughter Bev (the late Gordon) Paterson of Lethbridge and son Bob (Marilyn) Allison of Kamloops as well as 5 grandchildren Jan (Andrew) Paterson of Bath, England, Eryn (Bill) Paterson of Calgary, Bruce (Stacey) Paterson of Meridian, Idaho, Blair (Stacey) Allison of Meridian, Idaho and Christa (Clint) Haywood Farmer of Kamloops and great-grandchildren Ty, Hunter, Spencer, Matthew, Ethan and Kate. Peef was predeceased by sisters Margueruite Gurr, Ginger Erickson and brothers Louis, Carl, Joe and Benny. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Myrt Allison, Liz, Lucy and Berniece Pavan as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Aldeen McKay.
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

FRED BEDNARSKI
1937 ~ 2013
MR. FRED BEDNARSKI of Coaldale passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday July 22, 2013 at the age of 75 years. Fred is lovingly remembered by his wife Deb and their 7 children.
A Celebration of Fred’s Life will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 1:00pm in the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Al Litchfield officiating.
Send condolences at
http://www.coaldalefuneralhome.com.

GRBAVAC
Mr. Val (Valado) Grbavac, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Grbavac, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the age of 88 years.
Val is survived by his children; Stan, Richard, and Christine as well as his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his loving wife Mary, Val is predeceased by his daughter Teresa.
At Val’s request a private family service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.
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.
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

JOY PLESKO
1926 ~ 2013
Mrs. Joy (Lydia Dorothy) Plesko of Lethbridge passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the age of 86 in the Medicine Hat Hospital.
A celebration of Joy’s life will be held at the Westside Community Church, 480 – McMaster Blvd West Lethbridge at 1:00pm on Monday, July 29, 2013 with Pastor Ken Roset officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are graciously declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit in the Medicine Hat hospital, 666 – 5 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4H6.
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

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, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
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.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

OIKAWA
It is with great sadness that the family share the loss of 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 26, 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.
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

SAUNDERS
Marilyn Connie Saunders (nee Davis)
With great sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn Saunders on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Born in Montreal, Quebec on May 2, 1954, Marilyn lived in many places across Canada but called Alberta her home for many years. Marilyn’s top priority was care for her family. A daughter, sister, friend, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who lives she has touched. Marilyn is survived by her son John Hampson, her daughter Deanna (Tim) Saunders, her son Nicholas Saunders, and her step children Patti (Merv) Caven and Rob (Jennifer) Wachtler and her grandchildren Dustin, Brandon, Ethan, Jenna, Dylan, Joshua, Lea, Khloe, and Kienna. Marilyn is also survived by her sisters and brothers Ronnie (Janice) Davis, Sharon Campbell, Tina(Gary) Mattingly, Debbie (Glen)Williams, and Scott Davis as well as numerous nephews and their families. Marilyn’s family would like to invite you to an open house celebration of her life to be held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Norbridge Seniors Center (1904 13 Ave North). Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation to the MS Society of Alberta in Marilyn’s honour.

Stilson (Pisko)
Loretta Ann Stilson passed away peacefully on Monday, July 23 at the age of 79. She was encircled in love by family and close friends during her last days and throughout her entire lifetime.
Loretta was predeceased by her beloved husband Gerald ‘Jerry’ Stilson, parents Anne Marie and Andrew Pisko, her brother Ed Pisko, her sister Florence Crilly and her lifelong friend, Laura Peake. She missed them greatly. Because of her faith, Loretta was comforted in knowing that she would be reunited with them in heaven.
She is survived by her children; Ted (Tania) Stilson, Ken Stilson, Leanne (Bill Ambrus); and her most cherished grandchildren; Brittany, Michael and Jerrie Ambrus; Matthew and Dylan Stilson.
Loretta lived her life with grace, forgiveness and selfless, unconditional love. She was known for her deep faith, her incredible hospitality and her delightful sense of humor. One of her favourite words of wisdom was ‘don’t assume’. Friends and family were Loretta’s love and joy.
Loretta was an incredible and loyal friend to many people throughout her life. The family would especially like to thank her dear friends Shannon (George) Lomas, Bev (Dave) Potter, Lil (Bob) Parkyn and Stan & Joan Pisko for their endless support and devotion. They brought much happiness to her life and she loved them dearly.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Ireland and the exceptional palliative care team at St. Michael’s. You helped make her last days so peaceful, comfortable and dignified.
Thanks also to Father Francis, Father Kevin and Sister Ivy. We were all blessed to have your support during her journey.
Loretta will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of us.
An informal, come and go, tribute will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with Sister Ivy McCann saying a prayer and sharing a few of Loretta’s favourite Bible verses at 8:00 P.M.
A regular mass at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Francis Tran officiating, will be dedicated to the memory of Loretta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Crohns Colitis Foundation would be appreciated. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3C8.
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

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.
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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