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Wednesday August 14, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 14, 2013.

DECAIRE
BRIAN DECAIRE, beloved husband of Eunice Decaire passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the age of 64 years. Cremation.
A Celebration of Brian’s Life will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Eagle’s Hall, 631-13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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

ELDER
MR. JEROME “JERRY” ELDER, beloved husband of Mrs. Valerie Elder, of Lethbridge, passed away at the  Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at the age of 73 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

FLORÉ SINCENNES
1923 ~ 2013
Mrs. Floré Sincennes of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Sincennes, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
She was born June 29th, 1923 in Ponteix, Saskatchewan to Adélard and Aurore Perrault. She was married to Joseph Sincennes on April 19, 1954 at Notre Dame d’ Auvergne Parish in Ponteix, Saskatchewan, they lived together in Southern Alberta for 39 years until Joe’s passing.
Mom loved to cook and garden and used those two passions to serve her family and friends. She loved quilting and playing cards with her friends in Grassy Lake. Family was really important to her and she thoroughly enjoyed visits from her brothers and sisters in Saskatchewan and was thrilled when her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren came to visit. She had a gift; she always made everyone feel welcome.
Floré is survived by five children: Jo-Anne (Mike) Elliott of Pincher Creek, AB; Rick (Lori) Sincennes of Picture Butte, AB; Paul (Debbie) Sincennes of Lethbridge, AB; Larry (Gerry) Sincennes of Lethbridge, AB; and Susan Sincennes of Lethbridge, AB. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was the fifth child in a family of ten children and she was predeceased by her parents and her five brothers and four sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 402, 740- 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 or Cancer Society, 317- 10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 9Z9. Thank you.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South Lethbridge. The interment will take place at 3:30pm in Taber Memorial Gardens.
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

FRASER
MR. ROBERT “BOB” JAMES FRASER, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the age of 68 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

FREDERICK
MICHAEL GEORGE FREDERICK passed away unexpectedly at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at age 59.
He is predeceased by his mother, Margaret Hagan Frederick and his father Michael Frederick. Sadly missed by his sister, Susan Prest (Terry) in Ontario and by his brother Kenneth Frederick (Barbara) in British Columbia.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Montreal.
Thank you to the staff at the Edith Cavell Care Centre. A special thank you to Mary Dunmire who took Michael out for weekly shopping excursions.
A sincere thank you to Manon and Connie (Alberta Govt) for their kindness and help.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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

GOTTLIEB “GUS” ZIEGLER
1929 ~ 2013
Mr. Gottlieb “Gus” Ziegler of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Felicia “Phyllis” Ziegler, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Gottlieb was born March 2, 1929 in Kohler, Russia.
Mr. Ziegler is survived by three sons Peter (Barbara) Ziegler of Lethbridge, David Ziegler of Calgary, and Richard Ziegler of Lethbridge; two granddaughters Kimberly Ann and Stephanie Marie Ziegler. He is survived by one sister Rose (Rudy) Tajcnar of Taber.
Besides his loving wife Phyllis, Gottlieb was predeceased by his beloved daughter Monica, his father George Ziegler and his mother Anna (Macht) Ziegler; also by his sisters and 4 brothers.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604- 13th Street North, Lethbridge, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant. Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, may make memorial donations 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

KAPALKA
MARIANNA HELENA KAPALKA, (nee Krysa) beloved wife of the late John Kapalka, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
She is survived by her 3 brothers and 1 sister – brother, Alex (Eva) Krysa – children Slawek Krysa (Darnell), Andre & Edyta Fraczek (Christopher & Sebastian); sister, Stania (Jerry) Slomkowski – children Beata (Travis) North (Kasha & Michael); Derek (Tara) Slomkowski (Jordan & Jillian); brother, Charlie (Rosemarie) Krysa – children Laura (Junior) Olivier (Wyatt & Tianna) and Cheryl Krysa (Josh Boyer); brother Mike (Maria) Krysa – children Helena (Jason) Eremenko (Adriana & Cain) and Adam (Megan) Krysa (Ben & Zander).
She is also survived by her cousins in Canada, Mirek Bialowas, Teresa Kerner and Steve Brezina and their families; numerous relatives in Poland and Sweden and many of her late husband’s family.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Kapalka, and her parents, Ben and Genowefa Krysa, for whom she especially loved and cared.
Marianna was born in Poland on September 12, 1951 and came to Canada in December, 1969 with her parents and 2 younger brothers. She met the love of her life, John Kapalka, and was married in 1972.
They resided in the Crowsnest Pass where they enjoyed camping, curling and entertaining their many friends and family. Marianna spent much time volunteering at the hospital and playing bridge with her friends. They moved to Lethbridge in 2000. Following John’s passing Marianna worked at Zellers and her family continued to be the center of her life.
Her many nieces and nephews and their children she considered as her own children and grandchildren and loved providing them with the many wares from her kitchen. Her cabbage rolls were infamous and her baking was to die for. She will be remembered for her caring and gentle nature, her constant laughter, and her ability to make friends easily and converse with anyone. Her time outside of work was spent doing her favorite things, cooking, gardening and reading. We will all especially miss her cooking. She always put others ahead of herself.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon-Horon Officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray, Celebrant.
A Private Family interment will be held at a later date.
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

LUSCHER
WALTER LUSCHER passed away at Creston Valley Hospital on August 9, 2013 and was reunited with his sweetheart, Mae. Walter was born June 21, 1928 in Muhen, Aargau, Switzerland to Adolf Luscher and Freida Bertha Baumann. Following his immigration to Canada in 1948, Walter joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served a mission to Germany. While on his mission, he met the love of his life, Mae Lucille Bressler. Walter and Mae married in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple and settled in Cardston, Alberta. Over the course of his life, Walter engaged in many ventures including: farm hand, lumberjack, truck driver, store owner, orchard manager and his greatest passion, his farm. He has always been involved in church and community with a special love for Boy Scouts. The way he lived his life exemplified his faithfulness and devotion to the Lord which inspired many.
Walter is survived by his son Tim (Janell) of South Jordan, Utah; grandchildren Ashley, Whitney, Heidi; daughter-in-law Casey Luscher (partner Tim Einboden); grandchildren Joshua, Cheyenne, Brody and Bram; and sister Trudi (Luscher) Mathys of Switzerland.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mae and son John.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday August 24th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1010 36 Avenue North, Creston, B.C. At 10 AM a viewing will be held at the same location. Interment will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, B.C. The family extends their appreciation to all who have helped Walter over the years with farm projects and health concerns. Instead of sending flowers, please use your time and money to serve a family member, friend or neighbor in honor of Walter’s memory.

McCAFFREY
GWENETH MIRIAM McCAFFREY, beloved wife of the late Jack Sinclair, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Canon Allan McCuaig 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

MYCHASIUK, BOHDAN “MITCH”
June 21, 1954 – Lethbridge, AB
August 11, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Bohdan “Mitch” Mychasiuk of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the age of 59 years.
Mitch is survived by his loving partner Donna Topp; children Richelle (Aaron Saunders) and Nicole; and their mother Corrie; and brothers Jerry (Jan) and Steve (Brenda). He was predeceased by his parents Wasyl and Wasylana Mychasiuk.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Right To Play Canada, 65 Queen Street West, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5H 2M5 Telephone: 416-203-0190, http://www.righttoplay.ca
In living memory of Mitch Mychasiuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.
You may wish to email your family and friends to let them know that the above obituary may be viewed online at:
http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com

RONALD HULIT
1929 ~ 2013
Ronald Roscoe Hulit of Milk River passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann Hulit, he leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Joan (Bruce) Digney and his grandchildren Evan and Morgan, his daughter Sheila Hempel, his son Thomas Hulit and his foster son Neil (Omnia) Anderson and their children Alexander, Lauren and James. He is survived by his brother Bob (Emma) Hulit, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Deanna Plontke, his brother Jack Hill, and by his parents Roscoe and Mary Hulit.
Ron was born in Warner, and grew up on the family farm in Milk River, Alberta. He went to school in Warner and Milk River and attended college in Calgary. Ron married Mary in 1961 and farmed in Milk River until 2008. After retiring, he remained active and living on the farm until recently. Ron loved antique cars and spent many hours restoring his finds to their former glory. He then enjoyed touring in them, with friends from the Southern Alberta Antique & Classic Auto Club, to events around the area. He also found much pleasure in golfing and playing crib with his friends. He was a wonderful host and loved to welcome friends for a coffee or drink and a visit at any time.
A Visitation will be held between 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge.
A Celebration of Ron’s life will be at 2:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street North, Milk River, Alberta. Interment will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Chinook Cemetery in Chinook, Alberta.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Milk River Hospital Palliative Care Unit, Box 90, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0, to the Salvation Army, 1811- 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9, or to the charity 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

GWEN WILK
1934 – 2013
Gwenllian Sarah Wilk, beloved wife, wonderful mother, caring grandmother and great grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the age of 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, August 15, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, August 16, 2013 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Wade Steed conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Gwen was born in Taber on August 22, 1934, the second eldest of six children. She married Frank Wilk on August 19, 1957. Frank and Gwen had four sons, Ron, Rick, Roger and Reg whom they spent numerous hours with camping, fishing, and watching baseball, hockey and soccer. Gwen spent her working years as a retail clerk, at both Pat¹s Groceteria and Quill¹s Stationers. She also kept the books for Frank¹s trucking and tire businesses. Gwen loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren and great grandchildren who have fond memories of times with Grandma. Gwen had a passion for hockey and was a fanatical fan of the Calgary Flames.
Gwen will be lovingly remembered by her sons Ronald (Beverly) Wilk of Taber, Richard Wilk of Taber, Roger (Julie) Wilk of Calgary and Reginald Wilk (Tracey Jones) of Taber; grandchildren Sarah (Cody) Fletcher, Krystle Wilk, Catherine (Tyler) Turcato, Amanda Wilk and Taylor Wilk and great grandchildren Gracelynn and Piper Fletcher. She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis (Henry) Lewicki and Jane (Eric) Oxley; brothers Bill (Bev) Firth, Gary (Diane) Firth and sister-in-law Hugette Firth. She is also survived by Frank¹s brothers and sisters, Andrew Wilk, Jean (Dale) Merriman, Bill (Carol) Wilk, Ken (Siné) Wilk and Ella Wilk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Gwen was predeceased by her husband Frank Wilk, her parents Christopher and Catherine Firth; in-laws Peter and Mary Wilk; her brother Edward Firth; brother-in-law John Wilk and sister-in-law Rosemary Klemen.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gwen¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 ŒA¹ Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2J1.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

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