September 26th, 2016

Friday August 23, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 23, 2013.

BIER
EWALD WILLY BIER, beloved husband of Josephine Bier of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; his children: Bill (Joanmarie) Bier, James (Christine) Bier, Elizabeth-Joan Arneson, and Roger (Janet) Bier; and 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Ewald is also survived by his brother Eric.
He is predeceased by his parents, a sister, a brother-in-law, and a grandson William.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
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

ERNEST EMERY (PETE) ALLEN
MARCH 27, 1919 ~ AUGUST 19, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ernest (Pete) Allen at the age of 94 years.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of almost 71 years, Helen Allen, his sons: Deloy (Carolyn) Allen, Delerith “Pork” (Martha) Allen and Don (Nancy) Allen; as well as his grandchildren: Doug Allen (Suzanne), Dawn Marie (Ian) Cant, Brad (Jen) Hansen, Darren (Tracy) Allen, and Corrie (Ken) Forbes. Ernest also was blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren as well as bonus grandchildren Jason (Lisa) Jaffary, Jocelyn (Cory) Horvath, Troy (Jill) Hatfield, and Trevor (Kristi) Hatfield. Ernest was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Jessie Allen, his son Dwayne Thomas Allen and granddaughter Debra Torgunrud.
Pete was born and raised in Bow Island where he met and married Helen Marie Fritz of Foremost, AB. They were blessed with 4 sons before moving to Lethbridge to continue his career as a heavy duty mechanic, working for D. McLeod & Son and then R.H. International Harvester. He finished his career as the shop mechanic working for his sons at D.A. Electric before retiring in 1984. Pete and Helen travelled in the early years of their retirement to Hawaii, California, Arizona and to visit numerous relatives and friends in North Dakota. They never missed a family celebration! As the two aged they moved into an assisted living facility. Pete became an amazing caregiver to Helen while keeping his fantastic sense of humor. The nursing staff would always comment how they too loved our Popsie.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00am and 11:00am on Friday, August 23, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00am with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating. An interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.
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.
He is the loving father and grandfather of his 2 children Brenda & Andy Haines (Ashleigh, Rylee, Paige & Jared) of Calgary and Doug & Betty Fraser of Creston, BC. He also leaves behind a brother Ron & Sharon Fraser of Lethbridge, a sister Karen & Wallace Dorchak of Vulcan, numerous neices, nephews and cousins as well as a special friend Jeanette Thomasson of Lethbridge.
He was predeceased by his parents Alec & Jean Fraser, brother and sister-in-law Gord & Sharon Fraser.
Bob was raised in Lomond, AB and was thrilled to have just gone to his 50 year school reunion last month. He drove truck for most of his working life taking his family to BC, Saskatchewan, Pincher Creek and finally to Taber. Bob enjoyed life to the fullest and has overcome many attempts to pull him down. Bob had a severe stroke at 38 years of age, battled cancer at 50 and kept on trucking. Even after he could no longer drive a vehicle he could be found out cruising in his scooter, checking out (supervising) the nearby road construction or running to the store down the road. He enjoyed his time at the Good Samaritan West Highlands facility where he spent his final years.
A Celebration of his life will be held at Knox United Church – 4929 50 Ave, Taber, Alberta, on August 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Jim Lindemann officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Good Samaritan Society – West Highlands Gazebo fund – 2687 Garry Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 5A3.
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

GSCHAID
Angieline “Angie” Gloria Gschaid passed away peacefully with her family at her side at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
Angie grew up in the Picture Butte area and received her education at St. Catherine’s School. She moved to Wilcox, Sask. where she graduated from the Notre Dame College in 1968.
Following her graduation, Angie travelled with her granny (“Bubie”) to Europe, where they had a memorable trip.
Upon her return from that trip, Angie entered SAIT in Calgary where she completed her LPN Training (Licensed Practical Nurse). She then worked at St. Michael’s Hospital on both surgical and medical units.
In June 1972 Angie married Ronald Gschaid and they together had two children Rodney James and Jennifer Renae.
Angie continued working in the different areas of nursing until 1978. She returned back to her studies and received her Registered Nurse Diploma in 1980 from the Lethbridge Community College. During the summer months she attended university gathering courses towards her nursing degree.
Angie’s “Bubie” was a very big part of her and her children’s life. They spent a lot of quality time together, both “loving each moment”. You would often hear Angie say “I miss my ‘Bubie’ so much”.
After receiving her R.N. degree, Angie continued working in the clinical and surgical areas, CSR (Central Processing Room), clinical nursing, homecare, and dialysis.
Angie also did Insurance Medicals for various companies in and out of the city. The agents would request her as again, her personality preceded her.
Another deep love Angie had was slow-pitch and she played for the hospital teams for several years. Golfing, skiing, and having a glass of wine with her friends brought her great joy, laughs and love.
Angie is survived by her two children; Rodney James Gschaid (Bobbie Geo) of Lethbridge and Jennifer Renae Marsh (Brad Hansen) of Lethbridge; Grandson Rylan James, granddaughter Madison Angelina; mother Olga Kleist of St. Albert, sister Sandra Bruinsma (Theo); several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
She was predeceased by her granny Mary Chervenka, Grandfather Walter Chervenka, stepfather Norman Kleist, father Tom Joss, as well as numerous other relatives.
The family would like to thank all the nurses, doctors and staff for all their care and compassion given to our mom, we truly appreciated all you did.

“In the journey of life you try to teach your children the importance of values, the difference between right and wrong and hopefully they can learn from the stumbles and falls we made.
In saying that we also learn from our children that is a caring treasure for each of us.
I’ve learned patience, love, hope, faith, and courage. And out of those came that feeling of “Proudness”.
They both have made me very proud of them and I’m sure that their dad would agree with me.
That alone is the most precious treasure that life can hold.”
– Love Mom

A Prayer Vigil will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Dennis Macdonald Celebrant.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Dennis Macdonald and Father Salvador Ahumada Celebrants.
Cremation to follow.
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

JANET JUNE LIPPA
1922 ~ 2013
Mrs. Janet June Lippa, of Coutts, passed away peacefully at Milk River Health Centre on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 345 3 Street W, Coutts, AB.
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

LEVIE
MR. ALBERT CECIL LEVIE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the age of 75 years.
At Albert’s request, no funeral service will be held.
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

NASH
JANE ELIZABETH NASH, beloved wife of John Nash and mother of Joseph Wannop passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Jane was born December 27, 1962 in High River, youngest daughter of Lawrence and Hazel Wannop of Nanton.
She is survived by her husband, John; her son, Joseph; her brothers: Alan (Barbara), David (Lourdes) and Donald (Dawnetta) and sisters: Jo-Ann (Donald) Peach, Marie (Dennis) Mertz, Linda Sue Wannop, Carol (Chris) Avery, Patricia (Daniel) Reid, and Roberta (Chris) Norton, over 30 nieces and nephews, many other relatives and her dear friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, her brother George, and an infant son, James.
If you had to use one word to describe Jane it would be ‘generosity’. Many of us have been on the receiving end of her baking, babysitting and the produce from her gardens. A corn bust at her home was an annual event for many years.
If Jane ever met you, she counted you her friend.
Jane’s greatest desire was to be a wife and mother. When Joseph was born weighing just over 2 pounds, she thought that might be taken from her again, but he grew and thrived and became the joy of her life.
When she met John and they were married in 2004, she felt all her dreams had finally come true. They had 9 wonderful years together.
She will be missed.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200 W, Raymond, AB, with Bishop Brian Freeze officiating.
Friends may meet the family prior to the service only from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the church.
Interment to follow at the Nanton Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
Donations in Jane’s honor may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation of Canada, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
It was Jane’s request, and due to severe allergies, a scent free service will be held and floral tributes are respectfully 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

NORMAN DARLOW
1941 ~ 2013
Mr. Norman Darlow, beloved husband of Mrs. Denise Darlow and father to Michael Darlow, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the age of 71 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 23, 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

ROBERT “BOB” DAFOE
1931 ~ 2013
Mr. Robert “Bob” Dafoe beloved father & grandfather passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
Bob was born in Chilliwack, B.C., where he attended elementary school and later moved to Vancouver where he attended high school. Bob decided to follow in his father’s military footsteps and chose to join the RCMP in Vancouver; he then began vigorous training in Regina and Ottawa. In 1953, Bob became a Constable with the RCMP and was initially sent to Edmonton, AB for his first posting, then to Peace River, Fairview, McClennan, Grand Prairie, Slave Lake, and Faust. It was in Faust that Bob met and married Elaine Beamish and in 1958 they moved to Grand Prairie together. They continued their postings in such places as Oyen, AB, Fort Macleod, Brooks, Calgary, and Leduc at which point he retired and went to work for Woodwards in the security division managing stores in both British Columbia and Alberta. He was then transferred to Vancouver where he and Elaine lived for 10 years. Following his retirement from Woodwards, he sold real estate in the lower mainland area for a short period of time. When he “completely” retired, he and Elaine moved to Lethbridge to be closer to family. Following the death of Elaine (nee Beamish), in 2003, Bob married Ingrid Dawson in 2007. Bob was always passionate about landscaping and gardening.
Bob is survived by his daughter Janice (Wayne) Zoeteman and grandchildren Lindsay, Joshua and Allyssa Zoeteman. Bob is also survived by his Step son Chris (Lee Anne) Dawson and step grandchildren Leah and Caleb Dawson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday August 24, 2013 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5 Ave South, Lethbridge with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1614 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0W3.
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

STEELE
MRS. JOAN FLORENCE STEELE, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lance Steele, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 78 years.
A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
 Cremation to follow with a private interment to be held at a later date.
 In memory of Joan, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Care Centre, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.
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

STRAIN
MR. DOUG STRAIN, beloved husband of Mrs. Clara Strain of Lethbridge, AB formerly of Foremost, AB, passed away peacefully at the St. Therese Villa on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 96 years.
 Besides his loving wife Clara, he is survived by his children; Lloyd (Alice) Strain of Foremost, Maryllyn (Bernard) Miller of Milk River, Dwain (Deceased), Brian Strain (Norah Fleming) of Lethbridge, stepchildren; Marlene (Roy) Ermter of Coaldale, Dwayne Urban of Lethbridge, and Sheila (Bruce) of Cardston.
 He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and brothers Bert Strain of Stettler, and Art Strain of Foremost.
 Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the funeral service from 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
 A Funeral Service will be held at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL – 802 1st Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta on August 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.
 Interment to follow at Foremost Community Cemetery.
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

Fenia Hirniak
1926 – 2013
Fenia Hirniak, beloved wife of the late Andrew Hirniak, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

Harold Tonge
1943 – 2013
Harold George Tonge, passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.    

Marjorie Schwab
1948 – 2013
 Marjorie Louise Schwab, passed away in Taber on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the age of 64 years following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Marjorie is survived by three sons Mark (Laurel) Schwab of Grimshaw and their children Charles and Colton, Jason Schwab of Taber, Darcey (Heather) Schwab of Taber and their father Valentine Schwab (Pat Summerfield) of Medicine Hat. She is also survived by her brother Ronald (Maxine) Fandrick of Medicine Hat, sister Deborah (William) Ronan of Calgary and by numerous extended family, cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by many wonderful friends and dearly missed by her two dogs, Marlee and Tika.
 She was predeceased by her parents Mary (nee Seefried) and Wallace Fandrick.
 Marjorie was born in Medicine Hat October 31, 1948. The eldest of three children, she was raised on a farm five miles north of Manyberries. She attended grades one to eleven in Manyberries and graduated from Medicine Hat High School. Following graduation, she attended Garbetts Business School in Medicine Hat. She married Valentine Schwab in 1969 and while raising their three boys, held various jobs. Marjorie thoroughly enjoyed her last position as a department manager with Walmart. Five years ago, she moved to Taber to be closer to her sons.
 Marjorie will be remembered for her strength, fortitude and courage, dealing with life¹s challenges including her cancer diagnosis. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed having friends and family for dinner. Marjorie¹s passion was fishing and she was able to enjoy one last fishing trip with family and friends only a few weeks ago.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marjorie¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca) or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Room 1A129, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.       

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