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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 6, 2013.

ARCEO
MR. LAVERNE LACANILAO ARCEO SR, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:00 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

BERTE
“The Road has come to an end”
MR. BRUCE JOHN BERTE, beloved husband of Mrs. Reta Berte, of Coalhurst, AB. passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at the age of 73 years.
 Bruce was the loving father of son Randy Berte (Sue) of Lethbridge, daughters Taralyn Berte (Dave) of Lethbridge and Loralie (Tate) Baker of Magrath, Alberta. He is survived by his loving grandchildren Cole Berte and Taelan Baker of Magrath, also his sisters Delores and Joyce Berte, numerous nieces and nephews as well as his faithful companion Justice. Bruce was predeceased by his sister Beverly and parents Arthur and Margaret Berte.
 Born and raised in the Lethbridge area, Bruce was an avid fan of big motors, fast cars and big rigs. This love took him down the road across the USA and Canada in his black Kenworth “BJ Berte Trucking”. He was always seen with his dog Ty and in later years Justice.  Bruce dearly loved his family and was lovingly called “Bumpler” by his grandchildren.
 As a young man Bruce’s love for big motors and fast cars found him doing burnouts at the Pearce airport, and drag racing at Sheppard Raceway in Calgary and Spokane. In later years his dream was to once more race with his 64 Chevy Malibu car – a dream that was never fulfilled.
 Cremation to take place at Cornerstone Funeral Home, ashes to be spread at a later date.
 Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Bruce donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – 3100, 246 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3C8 or the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta – 404 8 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0H8.
 A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Glenda Wert 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

EILEEN RUBY SOMMERFELDT
1943 ~ 2013
It is with extreme sadness that at the age of 69, after a brief battle with cancer, the family announces Eileen’s passing on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.
Eileen is survived by her son Monti Coates (Diane Blake), her two daughters, Renee Arnett and Tiffany (Ron) Zucchiatti; her grandchildren Courtney Gillis, Ryan Meggison (Christina Webber), Denton Coates, Halle Gouthreau and Blaire Coates; one great-grandchild and one on the way; her sisters Nellie Harley (Sid), Evelyn Beaudoin (Danny), and brother George Paull (Ruby); half sisters Marilyn Hallock (Wayne) and Dianna Jameson. She is also survived by one step-sister, two step-brothers, numerous nieces and nephews. Eileen is predeceased by her father Reginald Paull, her mother Winnie Wolf and stepfather Ordie as well as two step-brothers, two step- sisters and 2nd husband Herman Sommerfeldt.
Eileen was born in Edmonton, AB on November 25th, 1943 and raised in different farming communities around Alberta before settling in Lethbridge where she met her first husband Bryan Coates with whom she shares her three children. The greatest loves of Eileen’s life are her children. She wanted them to grow up with good, strong country values and that prompted her to move her family to Stirling, AB in 1975. Once her children were grown and the grandchildren started to come she moved to Lethbridge in 2004 to be closer to them.
Eileen had a long career in the housing industry that began at Wicks, Scamper and finally at Triple M Homes where she worked from 1989 until she retired in 2009. Her love of building and fixing did not end with her retirement, she was always renovating her house, changing her colors and you never knew what her house would look like next time you visited. Eileen loved flowers and gardening and she put as much care into her yard as she did her home. Horses, trail riding, chilling in her hot tub and camping with her girls were just a few of her favorite things. She also cherished the times out on her sons farm during harvest and holding the “nut” bucket during branding. Strong of mind and character and full of humor and wit, Eileen was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand or just a bit of shelter from a storm.
Her strength, her heart and her beautiful spirit took her on many adventures and allowed her to experience life to the FULLEST extent. Long before it was okay for women to be tough and own a tool box, Eileen had already paved that path. Her kids learned at a young age when something needed fixing, it was always call mom, she can do it.
As Eileen begins her eternal trail ride off into the Sunset, the family invites you to share in a Celebration of her life at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH on Hwy 4 on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Scott Currie 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

JOHN FEKETE
1919 ~ 2013
It is with sad hearts and many happy memories, that we announce the peacefully passing of our loving, devoted father and grandfather, John Fekete, on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 94 years. John was predeceased by his soul mate, Mitzi on July 29, 2010.
John is survived by his children Cathy, Leslie, and Betty (Paige), his 6 grandchildren, and 8 great- grandchildren; his only surviving relative in Hungary is his niece Claira and family; also survived by his Dimnik in-laws Steve and Ann, Frances, Marie, Ivanka, Rev. Sister Branka (Slovenia), and Cathy (Argentina); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Joe, Frank, and Andrew, and sister Munci.
John was born in Ivan, Hungary on February 15, 1919. He immigrated to Canada to Raymond, Alberta in 1949. In 1950, he married the love of his life Mitzi. After living in Taber for two years, they settled in the Crowsnest Past for 32 years. John was passionate about hockey and he was an avid Calgary Flames fan. His great sense of humour and hospitality always made his home a welcome place. After retirement from Summit Lime Works, he moved to Lethbridge and took up many hobbies and became a brew master, a golfer, fisherman, bowler, and talented artist. The talent he will most be remembered for will be a loving, generous Dad.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405- 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Therese Villa, 253 Southgate Blvd. South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 2S1.
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

LEONARD DESJARLAIS
August 15, 1964 – July 31, 2013
It is with shock and profound sadness that the family of Leonard Desjarlais announce his sudden passing after a brief illness and emergency surgery.
He will be most dearly missed by his children Nicola and Randall. He is also survived by his parents John and Joanne Desjarlais, sisters Renee Spohn (Randall) and family Dante, Elizabeth and Pascal; Cindy Desjarlais (Tim Patterson) and family Zachary and Matthew Passey; and brother Denis Desjarlais, all of Lethbridge.
As family we acknowledge that he is also survived by a great many friends and co-workers that brought meaning and comfort to his life. We are grateful to all of you.
Leonard was an avid sportsman. He learned to love the outdoors from his father who took the family camping throughout the Southern Alberta wilderness. Leonard found great joy in passing on his hunting and fishing skills to his son Randall. He played football for Catholic Central through junior and senior high. After school, his competitiveness found an outlet in power lifting and golf.
While Leonard succeeded at many things, he truly excelled at being a father. All those who knew him were inspired by his absolute and unconditional commitment he had to his children. He was sustained daily by the love and respect he received in return.
The family is honoring Leonard’s wishes of not marking his passing with any formal service. In lieu of flowers we ask that you give your kids a hug – call your mom and dad and say thanks. In lieu of a ceremony, take a walk in nature. As a memorial to Leonard, find a friend, a relative or a co-worker and raise a toast to a life that was and to a memory that will live on with all of us.
Len – we miss you – may God who called you to this life preserve you in His love.
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
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RICE
CLAUDE CALVIN RICE, born June 24th, 1926, passed away on July 30th, 2013 at the Cardston Hospital, Cardston, Alberta with family members present.
He will be missed by his 5 children – Kathryn Duce, Marilyn Neilson, Christine Finley, Teresa (Ray) Landry, Fred (Sheelah) Rice; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth, grandson Joey Mahieux, great granddaughter Kita Neilson.
A special thanks to the staff of the Lee Crest Good Samaritans, the Cardston Hospital and Dr. Robert Crawford.
Dad wanted to be known as the Manager of the North Bank of the Belly.
No Funeral as per his request. A celebration of life will be held in Glenwood at the Rice Farm on August 10th, 2013 from 1-4 p.m.
Those who desire may donate in memory of Claude to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 426- 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B7 or a charity of your choice.
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

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