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Thursday, September 5, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 6, 2013.

ANNIE HELEN BLOOD
1960 ~ 2013
Mrs. Annie Blood, beloved wife of Mr. Michael Blood, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 52 years. A Wake Service will be held from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL with Father M. Bernard 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
 www.mbfunerals.com

CAHOON
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of BRYCE D CAHOON, 75, on September 2nd, 2013 at home, after a courageous and patient battle with mesothelioma.  Bryce was born on April 29, 1938 in Cardston; the youngest of three sons born to Laura and Lloyd Cahoon.
Bryce was so appreciative of his family during this difficult time for their attentiveness and loving care. He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Lawlor) having just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. Bryce is survived by seven children David, Todd (Shelley), Karen (Randy Mackenzie), Darren (Deborah), Michael (Vicki), Scott (Anita), Kristy (Daniel Sims), and 22 cherished grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jim (Kathleen) and brothers-in-law Larry (Barbara), Dean, Wayne, Keith (Roberta), Joseph, David (Brenda), Gordon (Cindy) and many special nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. Bryce was predeceased by his parents, and his in-laws Lawrence and Wilma Lawlor, his brother George and his wife Hazel, his sister-in-law Janice and her husband Scott Peck and sister-in-law Margaret Lawlor. Bryce was a devoted member of the LDS church and he served in many leadership positions. He also served the community on various health boards, both locally and in the region. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 1:00 to 1:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (Waterton Hi-way) on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. 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

KNIGHT
MR. JOHN LLOYD “JACK” KNIGHT, passed from this life to eternity on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the tender age of 94 years. Jack Knight was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Agnes and Joseph Knight on August 24th 1919, the second child of a family of eight. He experienced the loss of three siblings in childhood; his older sister Margaret, younger sister Laura, and younger brother Billy. As an adult, Jack had to say goodbye to his brothers Kenneth and Ronald, both of whom served in the Second World War. He is survived by his brother, Richard(Pam) Knight, and sister Pauline Secretan. The family was raised in Woolford, Alberta.
Dad married his childhood sweetheart, Laura May Pitcher, on March 15th, 1941, prior to enlisting in the Canadian Army. To this union, three children were born; Joanne Elizabeth, John Arthur and Margaret May. He is survived by his daughters. His son died in infancy. After Laura¹s passing in 1975, Jack married Kay (Kathleen) Pierson and became step-father to Debbie, Ken, Donna and David Pierson. Kay passed away in 2008. In the spring of 1942, Jack volunteered and was accepted into the ranks of the First Special Service force. This elite force was the first ever of the North American Special Forces and Special Operations. Their battle honours have been passed to current Special Forces and Special Operations: JTF2 in Canada and to groups such as Delta Force and Seal Team 6 in the U.S. Dad was one of the few original members of the First Special Service Force to survive WWII. This top secret battalion trained at the remote Camp William Henry Harrison in Helena, Montana. While a member of the First Special Service Force, he held a number of field commands. At the time of his discharge from the Canadian army, he held the rank of Staff Sergeant. He saw duty in the Aleutian Islands, North Africa, South Italy, Mt. La Defensa, the Anzio Beachhead, and the South France Airborne Task Force Invasion. The men of the First Special Service Force were the first Allied troops to enter Rome and are widely credited with the liberation of this city. He later attended Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. He was awarded nine Military Service Medals, as well as the American Army¹s Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star, the latter for gallantry in action. The latest recognition came this summer, 2013, when the American Congress awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to the First Special Service Force.
Once he returned from active duty, Jack worked with his father in a John Deere dealership in Woolford, AB. In 1951, his young family relocated to Nobleford, AB, where Jack was employed at Noble Cultivator¹s Ltd. He worked his way up to Sales Manager and continued his employment there for many years. In the late 60¹s, he worked at Giesler Manufacturing, before moving to Edward¹s Rod Weeder. Jack formally retired at the age of sixty-seven, but that was just the open door to volunteerism. Jack became involved in local politics, serving on the Village of Nobleford Council and the Old Man River Planning Commission. He was very involved with the Nobleford Oldtimers; driving the van to Lethbridge on a regular basis for many years. Also, for 67 years he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Left to mourn his passing, among others, are: his sister, Pauline; his brother, Richard;two sisters-in-law, Ruth Knight and Arthea Brack; his daughters, Joanne(Richard) Chute; Margaret (Lawrence) Van Egmond and their children; Chris(Rachel) Van Egmond, Jennifer(Luis) Van Egmond Caceres and Matthew Van Egmond; as well as great grandchildren Ressa and Nolan Van Egmond. He is also survived by Kay¹s children: Debbie Pierson and her daughter Tiffany, along with three grandchildren(Savannah, Payton and Sierra); Ken(Joanne) Pierson and their daughters, Carrie(Mike) and Pam(Lauren) and six grandchildren(Lincoln, Devon, London, Mason, Taylor and Ava); Donna(Glen)Alm and their Daughters Karli and Katie; David Pierson.
(Jack was predeceased by two grandsons, Lloyd Van Egmond and Travis
Bourassa) On Jack¹s behalf, the family would like to say a special thanks to Valerie Sherwood, the Staff and Residents of both Piyami Lodge and Black Rock Terrace, and the Medical Professionals on the 4th Floor of Chinook Regional Hospital. All contributed to the quality of Dad¹s life and the dignity of his passing. Jack¹s life will be Celebrated at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Peter Coyne officiating. Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of floral tributes donations of time, or financial resource, be made to the charity of your choice; Dad was a benevolent man.
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

ERICKSON
HELEN DORIS ERICKSON beloved wife of W. Reed Erickson, of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

JAMES NISHIMA
1981 ~ 2013
James Nishima, beloved son of Ted and Judy Nishima, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 31 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers and koden, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one¹s 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
 www.mbfunerals.com

KATHERINE ALBERTA GROSS
MAY 2, 1915 ~ AUGUST 30, 2013
Katherine Gross, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on August 30, 2013, at the age of 98, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.
Katherine will be remembered with love always by her husband of 68 years, William, her daughter, Terry Shannon of Lethbridge, granddaughter, Erynn Shannon (Szab Hajdu) of Calgary and numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her two infant daughters, her siblings, Ray, Lloyd, Evelyn, Sam and Art, and her son-in-law, Norm Shannon. Born and raised in Medicine Hat to Ella and George McDonald, Katherine was instilled with a strong sense of family from an early age. She graduated from the University of Alberta Normal School, and taught in country schools around the Grassy Lake area. It was there that she met William, and they farmed in the area for many years. After making their home in Lethbridge, where they raised their daughter, they retired to Kelowna for 14 years, ultimately returning to Lethbridge to be closer to family. Katherine was a gentle soul who always saw the good in people ­ she never had an unkind word and her enduring positive attitude remains an inspiration to all who knew her. Her quiet faith provided comfort and direction during life¹s challenges, while her warm smile, quick wit and appreciation of good humor made for many happy and memorable times together. Katherine, like her mother Ella, was devoted to her family and always provided strength and encouragement to those she loved ­ she was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.  Goodbye sweet lady ­ “Love you lots”. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (All Saints Parish) ­ 2405 12 Ave. South
in Lethbridge with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant. A private family interment will be held at a later date in Hill Side Cemetery, Medicine Hat.
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
 www.mbfunerals.com

KORTHUIS
MR. LLOYD ³LUTJE² KORTHUIS, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Grace Korthuis of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Lloyd is lovingly remembered by his family; Gaya (Gabriel) Mamula of Lethbridge, Hank (Berdena) of Lethbridge, Klaas (Conny) of Chilliwack, John (Sandy) of Lethbridge, Harry (Sherry) of Lethbridge, Bob (Sam) of Lethbridge
and Grace of Calgary, 20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by two brothers Jannus (Anita) Korthuis of Edmonton and Andy (Jilene) Korthuis of Seattle, Washington, numerous relatives of the Harms family in Holland as well as many nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Grace in 2007, his parents, grandson Harley, son in law Wade, two sisters and three brothers.
Dad was born and raised in Holland . He met the love of his life, Grace in
grade one and they were later married on April 2, 1952. During the period from February 16th 1946 till October 30th 1949, Lloyd remained for military operations in Indonesia and served under Allied Command (South East Asiatic Command) from the 16th of February 1946 till November 30th, 1946. During the time he served in Indonesia he was incorporated with the military Intelligence Service (commander of a military intelligence group), Lloyd was also a member of the Horticultural Society, winning numerous awards for his yard and flowers, evidently showing his pride and dedication for this
passion. Lloyd and Grace immigrated to Canada in 1955. His faith was a very important part of who he was. This was evident in the way he showed compassion to others. Dad won the hearts of everyone he met and will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00
P.M. and on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:45 A.M.
Graveside Services will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 11th Street and Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. A Memorial Service will follow at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011-15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating. In memory of Lloyd, donations may be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5T 2Y4.
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

KOSZO
MIHALY ³Mike² KOSZO, beloved husband of Katalin Koszo of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Mihaly was born in Kecel, Hungary on September 28th, 1931. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and began working at the Catelli Pasta Factory in Lethbridge, becoming a Machinist which he did for 43 years. He was a founding member of
the Hungarian Cultural Society, serving on the Executive. He enjoyed
gardening, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his many friends. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Katalin, daughter Debbie and granddaughter Victoria. He also leaves three brothers and four sisters in Hungary and many nieces and nephews in Hungary. He was predeceased by his parents and six siblings. Thank you to the staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit for the compassion given to Mike while he was your care. A Funeral service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 ­ Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. In memory of Mihaly, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 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

LARRY MONROE NORRIS
1952 ~ 2013
It is with heavy hearts, that the family of Larry Norris, announce his
unexpected passing on the family farm in Warner, Alberta, Friday, August 30, 2013 at the age of 61. Larry is survived by his two sons Scott (Rhonda) and Ali Norris of Lethbridge and Trevor (Kayla) and Kinley Norris of Chetwynd, British Columbia and his beloved Brenda Fleck of Lethbridge and her family. He will also be greatly missed by his two sisters Judy (Arlo) Neufeld and Gayle (Kim) Prindle of Lethbridge and their families. Larry was predeceased by his Mother, Lillian (Perrement) Norris December 27, 2006 and his father William Norris March 17, 2013 of Warner. Larry was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon February 27, 1952, just two days after his Dad¹s birthday. What a special gift he was to the family. In 1955, the Norris family moved back to the family farm in Warner, where Larry lived his entire life. Larry¹s life in Warner centered on his family, friends and farming. Larry enjoyed farming, but he loved the farm life. He enjoyed working alongside his Dad, Scott and Trevor and his dear neighbours and friends.  A community minded individual, Larry involved himself in all aspects of civic life. He was an avid hockey fan and an integral part of Warner Hockey School: traveling with and supporting the girls and coaches. His thoughtful nature, his great sense of humour and his ability to relate to people of all ages and walks of life made him an extraordinary friend to all who knew him. Larry had a very unique ability to stay connected to family and friends even across the miles. Larry not only acknowledged every special occasion, he created reasons to remind loved ones how dear they were to him. Above all, Larry took great pride in being “Pops” to Ali and Kinley. He treasured every moment he spent with his two precious grand-daughters. Friends are invited to meet with the family at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL – 610 4th Street South Lethbridge, Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, September 6, 2013 at the WARNER CIVIC CENTRE in Warner, Alberta with Pastors Jason Carroll and Brian Magee officiating. Interment to follow at the Warner Cemetery. As Larry was an avid blood donor, having donated almost 80 times, blood donations may be made in Larry’s honor through Canadian Blood Services 220-200 4th Ave South, Lethbridge 1-888-236-6283. Donations to the Warner Hockey School may also be made in his honor: Box 150 Warner, AB T0K 2L0
(403)642-3931. 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
 www.mbfunerals.com

LENGYEL
MRS. MARGUERITE ALICE LENGYEL, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
 Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association – 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5
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

MICHELE “MIKE” PADULA
1925 ~ 2013
Michele “Mike” Padula entered into eternal peace on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 88 years, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mike was born, raised and educated in Civitanova, Del Sannio, Isnernia, Italy. He married Giovanna in Italy, October 24, 1946, immigrated to Canada
on March 1, 1952, and settled in Lethbridge. Mike was a gentle, intelligent man who was deeply devoted to his family and his faith. He was a passionate gardener and enjoyed Italian magazines and puzzles. Mike celebrated life¹s pleasures and accepted life¹s problems with
dignity and grace. He will be remembered for his humility, generous smile and pride in his family. Mike was predeceased by Giovanna in 1991, his father Domenico, mother Giovanna (Virginillo) Kecskemeti and his step -father Frank Kecskemeti. Mike leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his entire family; Domenic, Mario (Leslie), Maria (David Mohr), Tina (Barry Brazier), grandchildren Heather (Burt), Rachel (Norman), Lindsay (Steve), Patrick, Darcy, Brandon, Michael (Danielle), Brett, Jenna, and 6 great-grandchildren. The family of Mike Padula wishes to express their gratitude to the caring staff of Park Meadows Village for their compassion and attentive care. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, September 6, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at ST. BASIL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge with Father Kevin
Tumback, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9.
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
 www.mbfunerals.com

SAAVEDRA
EDGARDO ULISES SAAVEDRA passed away at St. Michael¹s Health Centre after a valiant effort for life on August 29th, 2013 at the age of 53.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 – Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge on Thursday, September 5th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Salvador Ahumada as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial tributes to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 St S Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 2M7 or the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9th Ave S, Lethbridge, AB 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

SHEER
GLADYS PETERSON SHEER, beloved wife of the late Phil Sheer, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Magrath, Alberta on August 31st, 2013. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net Funeral arrangements
entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

WELLS
MR. STEWART ALDERSON WELLS, beloved husband of Mrs. Irene Wells, passed away suddenly at Martha’s House on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 93 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

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