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Thursday August 15, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 19, 2013.

ELDER
1939-2013
MR. JEROME “JERRY” ELDER, beloved husband of Mrs. Valerie Elder, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded and held by his loving family on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at the age of 73 years.
He is survived by his wife Valerie, children Kevin (Darilyn – Adam and Haley, Chad, Drew, Jennie, Maggie, Eva and Marc), Craig (Twila), Kyle (Natasha, Jordan, Hanna, JT), and Michelle (Gary – Brittany, Courtney).
He is also survived by his brothers and sisters – Phillip (Donna) Elder of Claresholm, Jean Elder of St. Albert, Edith Elder of Whitehorse, Phyllis Nykiforuk of Saskatoon, Jim (Loris) Elder of Raymond, Diane (Otto) Miedema of Coaldale, Donna (Bill) Gibb of Calgary, Doug (Beckie) Elder of Calgary, special friends Wayne and Lorna Erickson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents Lena and Louis Elder and In-laws Bernice and Carl Kangas.
His love of life and people, his gentle manner, his always present smile and laugh, his positive attitude and courage no matter what struggle he faced touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know him. He was lovingly referred to as “the energizer bunny”, “crash” or simply “hero” by his family.
 He worked as the Branch Manager of a Wholesale Paper Company in Lethbridge for 37 years before his health problems forced him into an early retirement.
 Jerry and Val were married on April 25, 1964. Their lives together were a true definition of compassion and love and an inspiration to his children, family and friends. His favorite times were any time when his family was together such as camping or playing cards and games.  He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also loved sitting in his backyard with his morning mocha and a word puzzle and watching his blue jays coming for their daily peanuts.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank those who helped Dad deal with his lifelong health problems  – Dr. Haberman, Dr. Janzen, Tara  from the Heart Function Clinic and Carmen from the Pacemaker Clinic. Words can never express how grateful we are for your help in letting us have Dad in our lives as long as we did.
 A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray celebrant.
 Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation – 100-119, 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6
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.
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

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 3 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

JAYDA LYNN NICOLE WRIGHT
Jayda Lynn Nicole Wright, beloved daughter of Brad and Ivory and sister to Evan Mitchell; our strong, little soul left us on August 13, 2013 suddenly but peacefully.
Jayda is survived by her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She will be missed but not forgotten.
Brad and Ivory wish to thank all of their family and friends for their help and support.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
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

PICKLES
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend CONNIE N. PICKLES on August 10, 2013 with her husband and daughters by her side.
Connie was born October 29, 1932 in Cardston to Lavinia and LeRoy Leishman. She was their pride and joy as she was their only child that lived to adulthood.
Connie enjoyed many friends throughout her childhood, who remain dear friends to this day.
Connie was very accomplished. As a young girl she loved sports and excelled in basketball, playing on the Cardston Cougarettes, Alberta Shooting Stars, and also coaching. She was blessed with a beautiful alto voice and sang solos and in trios for many years. She earned her hair dressing certificate and opened a shop, “Konnie Kays”, with her mother in Cardston. Then Connie received her nursing aid certificate, she had found her calling. She worked in Taber for a time and that is where she met Carl Pickles. They married November 28, 1959, and had three daughters: Deborah Jean, Jacqueline L. and Kathryn Lee.
Connie served as a dedicated servant in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wherever she was called. Her last calling was with her husband serving in the Cardston Temple.
Connie’s children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. Her favourite pastime was getting together with her family. She was blessed with three daughters and eight grandchildren: Deborah Jean (deceased); Jacqueline (Dan) Pierson and their children: Shauntal (Jared) Byrne, Claiton (Christina) Pierson, Britany (Dexter) Fawcett, Kassandra (Braxton) Fawcett, and Brendan; and Kathryn (Mark) Ervin and their children: Ashton (Amanda) Ervin, Tyler Ervin, and Jesse Ervin. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren.
Connie was predeceased by her parents Lavinia and LeRoy Leishman, infant daughter Deborah Jean Pickles and son-in-law Mark Ervin.
She will be greatly missed. Her legacy of love will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
The Graveside Service will be held at the Cardston Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Alberta, 1254-3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.
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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ROBERT JANZEN
1960 ~ 2013
Mr. Robert Janzen, beloved husband of Janet Janzen, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 53 years.
A Visitation will be held from 6:30 -7:30pm on Friday, August 16, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
An interment will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00pm at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316- 17th Street, Coaldale.
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

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

SHARON ANN HENDRICKSON
1960 ~ 2013
Sharon Ann Hendrickson of Lethbridge, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 53 years.
A Celebration of Life will be announced when the arrangements are 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

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