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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 11, 2013.

ANNIE HELEN RED CROW BLOOD
OCTOBER 3, 1960 –
AUGUST 31, 2013
Annie Helen Red Crow – Blood passed away peacefully at her home in Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Annie, age 52, is the beloved wife of Constable Michael Blood of the Blood Tribe Police Services and the cherished mother of Marc Peter and Lucinda Marie Red Crow. Annie also leaves behind her special pets that she considered as her “babies” – cat Cederic and her dog Spikey.
The Wake Service will be held from 6:00pm – 11:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A private family viewing will be held from 5:00pm-6:00pm.
A Traditional Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Bernard Welp CMRI, from the St. Michael’s Parish in Spokane, Washington. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel, Lethbridge.
Interment will take place at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Standoff, AB.
Flowers are graciously declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations in Annie’s memory to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave North or the Lethbridge Animal Shelter.
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

BARBARA KARBASHEWSKI
1938 ~ 2013
Barbara Karbashewski, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bill Karbashewski, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 74 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 9, 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

BURTON
ROBERT “BOB” BURTON, beloved husband of the late Alberta Burton, passed away at St. Michael’s Care Palliative Care in Lethbridge on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at the age of 86 years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 11:00 A.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

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 Laura’s 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 Army’s 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 Cultivator’s Ltd. He worked his way up to Sales Manager and continued his employment there for many years. In the late 60’s, he worked at Giesler Manufacturing, before moving to Edward’s 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 Kay’s 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 Jack’s 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 Dad’s life and the dignity of his passing.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM.
Jack’s 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

CONATY, GERALD THOMAS
Ph.D., LL.D., FRCGS, FG,
Member of the Kainai Honourary
Chieftainship
1953 – 2013

Born in Edmonton, Gerry studied archaeology and anthropology at the University of Alberta, Memorial University, and Simon Fraser University. Field projects in Nevada, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Kentucky and northern Alberta were followed by a position as Curator of Archaeology at the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History. Since 1990, he was a senior curator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and most recently served as Director of Indigenous Studies. There, he shaped a respectful working relationship between the museum and First Nations that became a model for international museum practice. Gerry was instrumental in developing a programme of repatriating sacred items held by the museum, ensuring that they could be returned to the First Nations communities where they could be part of a living culture. By immersing himself in this culture, learning from elders, and by listening, Gerry developed strong friendships over the years. He sought to make the First Nations full partners in interpreting and presenting their culture. Through developing exhibits, public speaking, teaching, and an active publication record, Gerry inspired his colleagues to look at museum collections and their meaning to the community with fresh eyes. His contributions to museum practice and to the First Nations communities were recognized by an honourary degree from the University of Lethbridge, by an appointment as a Fellow of the Glenbow Museum, and as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He was inducted as a member of the Kainai Honourary Chieftainship, an honour that he deeply appreciated. Gerry faced his journey with cancer with resiliency, and with the quirky humour that was his trademark.
He will be sorely missed by his wife Gwyn Langemann and their son Niall Conaty, and by his family; his many friends and colleagues will miss his wise insight, and the inclusive breadth of his vision and experience.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church (3602 – 8th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Please consider a donation to the Kainai Chieftainship Scholarship Fund, or to the Glenbow Museum.
In living memory of Gerald Conaty a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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.
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North and again on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA STAKE CENTRE, 2410 – 28 Street South with Bishop Aaron Bridge officiating.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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

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.
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
http://www.mbfunerals.com

KORTHUIS
MR. LLOYD “LUTJE” 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 “Mike” KOSZO, beloved husband of Katalin Koszo of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
 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 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.
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
http://www.mbfunerals.com

MORRISON, GORDON KEITH
March 4, 1922 – August 29, 2013
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Gordon Keith Morrison on August 29th, 2013 at the Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 91. Gordon is survived by his sisters Marion Kerr of Calgary and Marjorie Hart of Fort Macleod. He will be dearly remembered and missed by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and one great-great-niece. Gordon will also be missed by his numerous friends, who he has remained close with over the years. He was predeceased by his parents Lloyd and Nellie Morrison, as well as a niece Susan James and nephew Philip Hart.
Gordon was born in Claresholm on March 4th, 1922. He attended school at Five Mile School and later attended High School in Claresholm. After graduation he began farming with his father east of Claresholm. Upon the death of his father, he took over the family farms and became a very successful farmer for many years. During these years he also served as secretary for the Three Mile Telephone Co. and was Past Master and a member of Cairo Masonic Lodge #32 for nearly 70 years. He enjoyed curling, bowling and loved to attend family gatherings.
In 1988 he retired from farming, held an auction sale and then rented the land. He remained in close association with the Glimsdale boys, who farmed the land, and they frequently had him ride along on the tractor and combine. He thought this was truly the real life.
His mother passed away in 1990 and he decided to do a little travelling. Along with family members, he toured the Maritimes, England, Missouri, Arkansas as well as several summer vacations at Sandpoint and various points of interest in Alberta and B.C.
In 2004 he was honoured to be the recipient of the Alberta Century Farm and Ranch Award. His Grandfather emigrated from Oslo, Norway in 1903 and his original homestead remained in our family up until that time.
A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held at Leyden’s Chapel of Remembrance (Claresholm) on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Eras Van Zyl officiating. Interment will follow in the Claresholm Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Gordon may be forwarded to the Claresholm Transportation Society—-Lyle O’Neil—Box 2076 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

SHEER
1917-2013
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.
She is the loving mother of John, Bryan and Greg.
Born in Magrath on September 15th, 1917 to Andrew and Ina Peterson, she attended her schooling in Magrath and later went to Olds. She met and married Phillip Sheer in Calgary and they spent their married years on the family farm in Magrath. She was active all her life and loved and lived for the friendships she made.
Gladys was predeceased by her parents; siblings Jack, Gwen, and Agnes; her husband Phil and her son John. She is survived by her sons Bryan (Judy), Greg and Liz (John).
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 peacefully in his sleep at home, as he desired,  on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 93 years.
A Funeral Service for Stewart will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with the Venerable Ken Wells 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

WANDA MELNYCHUK
1962 – 2013
 Wanda Joy Melnychuk, beloved wife of Wayne Melnychuk, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 51 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, September 8, 2013 between
3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery prior to the funeral service on Monday, September 9, 2013.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church,
320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
with Pastor Elroy Senneker officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.    

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