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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 27, 2013.

CARVER, MARY SHIRLEY
Mary Shirley Carver passed away peacefully on August 19, 2013 at Kelowna, BC, at the age of 88 years.
Mary will be missed by her loving children: Maryanne (Alex) Reavie, Cheri (Jim) Murtagh, Greg (Deanna) Carver, and Todd Carver; grandchildren Liza (Trevor) Reavie, Joel Reavie, Andrew Carver, Cheryl (Gregg) Murtagh, Mathew Carver, Michael Carver, and Nicholas Carver. She also leaves the smile of her life, great grandson Nathan.
She was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 1989.
A gathering in celebration of Mary’s life will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 165 Venus Road, Kelowna, BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation (designated to the children’s ward), 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9Z9 (or http://www.kghfoundation.com would be appreciated.
To read more of Mary’s story, please visit http://www.valleyview funeralhome.com Condolences may also be left for the family through this site.
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.

DOUCETTE
MRS. JACQUELINE MAE DOUCETTE (nee Swain), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 46 years.
At Jacqueline’s request no formal funeral service will be held.
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
Angelina “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

ORR
GORDON DEWARD ORR, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on August 22nd, 2013 at the age of 89 years, beloved husband of Jeannine Ockey Orr.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to:
legacyfh@telus.net
 Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

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

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) Webster of Cardston.
He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and brothers Bert (Dorothy, Deceased) Strain of Stettler, and Art (Eva) Strain of Foremost, and several nieces and nephews.
Doug was predeceased by his loving wife Esther Hagen in 1966 and son Dwain in 2005. He married Clara Urban in 1969.
He was born on his dad’s (George Strain) original homestead. Dad spent most of his farming life within 1/2 mile of the original homestead. Dad’s love for farming started at age 6 taking his first harvest for grandpa & 88 harvests in his lifetime. Doug bought his 1st. of many Ford trucks and started a trucking business, hauling everything from wheat, coal, livestock to potatoes to help support his family. He loved going to auction sales where the auctioneers would wait until he got there before they started.
Doug was an excellent dancer, travelling many miles across the country, knowing where all the best orchestras were playing. How family, neighbours and friends enjoyed the fun “dance parties” at home dancing to the wee hours of the morning. Even got a great picture of dad’s best friend Harold Street soaking his feet in the bathtub, because he danced so much.
Recently, the 100th anniversary of Foremost took place, where he was the honourary Parade Marshall riding in the old fashioned buggy being pulled by white horses wearing his dad’s wedding suit and black top hat from an auction sale.
He won many competitions in tractor pulling with WD-40. Dad and Clara travelled to Minot, North Dakota, Branson, Missouri, Caribbean & Alaskan cruises. Dad enjoyed his baseball coaching & managing for 33 years and curling. Dad and Clara enjoyed watching their grandchildren & great grandchildren in their sporting events. He will be missed by all.
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 Monday, 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

THOMAS
MR. CHRISTOPHER TRENT THOMAS passed away in his sleep on Saturday, August 18, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 65 years.
Chris was predeceased by his father Ivor, mother Lorraine, and wife Joan.
He is survived by his son Trent (Kelly) and daughter Christie (Terry) and his two young granddaughters, brother Trevor (Rosie), sister Susan (Walter), and nieces Jen (Jeff) Paulette and Suzanne.
Chris will be remembered for his service with the firefighters union and his no-nonsense straight forward manner, as well as his service to the Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association and the Buckaroo Jr. Hockey program in Port Coquitlam, BC.
At Chris’ request no formal funeral service will be held.
Flowers are respectfully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society – 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home
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

WEATHERHEAD
MRS. DORIS MARY WEATHERHEAD, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Weatherhead passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on August 22, 2013 at the age of 93.
Doris is survived by her children, Steve (Barb) Weatherhead, Wendy Kast, Christina McLean, and Linda Malik; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her brother Alroy (Annabelle) Travis and sister-in-law Dorothy Weatherhead.
Doris was predeceased by her parents, husband Kenneth in 1989, son Ross in 1990, son-in-law Merlyn Kast, brother Clarence Travis, sister Charlotte (Mabel) Galicano and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
Doris was born on the family farm east of Granum on December 16, 1919 and was the eldest child of Charles and Gertrude Travis. She married Ken on April 16, 1945 and farmed in the Claresholm area. In 1954 they moved to Grassy Lake and operated Ken’s Esso Service and Koffee Kup as well as Weatherhead Bros. John Deere Dealership with Ken’s brother Clarence. In 1967, they returned to the farm in the Claresholm area until retiring to town in 1985. After losing Ken and Ross, Doris moved to Lethbridge in 1995 to be closer to “her girls”.
Doris was very talented in many areas; oil painting, paper tole, Brazilian embroidery, crocheting, but she was happiest when she was cooking for family and friends. Family was her greatest joy and she was always glad to hear of their accomplishments, especially those of her great-grandchildren, and watching them grow up.
Doris and Ken loved travelling Western Canada, Western and Eastern USA, the Caribbean, and Hawaii.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Cedar Creek Adapt-A-Care, family, and friends who have been so very kind and helpful in this trying time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7, or a charity of your choice.
The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD. 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace Officiating.
A private family interment will follow 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

Fenia Hirniak
1926 – 2013
 Fenia Hirniak (nee Moszczyc), beloved wife of the late Andrew Hirniak, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel,
5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church,
5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Fenia is survived by two sons, Myron (Terralin) Hirniak and their daughter Deanna of Calgary and Steve Hirniak of Taber. She is also survived by son-in-law Dan Solonynko of Oakville, Ontario and his three children, John
(Ronda) Solonynko and daughters Lauren and Riley, Tamara (Marco) Scheiwiller and daughters Ava and Alaina and Stephanie Solonynko.
 She was predeceased by her husband Andrew Hirniak and their daughter Luba Solonynko.
 Fenia was born in Wolosate, Ukraine on January 10, 1926. In the early years, she worked in Germany delivering food to patients at a hospital.
Later, she worked in textile, operating a looming machine in Scotland and later in Manchester where she married Andrew Hirniak on November 26, 1949.
They welcomed their daughter Luba into their family in Manchester before immigrating to Canada, settling in Taber in 1953 where their sons Myron and Steve were born. Fenia worked as a labourer in the beet fields until 1985 and then as a janitor before retiring in 2000. She loved playing Bingo and loved her flowers and gardening. Fenia loved flowers and enjoyed gardening, always sharing the harvest with friends and family.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Fenia¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
 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.    
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.    

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