September 27th, 2016

Saturday September 14, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 16, 2013.

ALBERT WIEBE
1927 ~ 2013
Mr. Albert Wiebe beloved husband of Mrs. Alma Wiebe passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, with Pastor Lorne Willms 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
http://www.mbfunerals.com

BEASLEY
BERNICE BEASLEY, passed away at the Adaptacare Personal Care Home, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 102 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

BODIE
Mary Bodie, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Alex Bodie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013 at the age of 87.
Mary is survived by her three children and their families: Monica (Ken) Kearns of Lethbridge, Janice (Ken) McLaughlin of Kelowna, and Robert (Susan) Bodie of Coaldale; grandchildren Barrett (Eisha) Kearns and their son Nicholas, of Lethbridge, Bonnie Kearns of United Arab Emirates, Tiffany DeCecco of Calgary, Kristopher McLaughlin of Kelowna, Kevin and Kim McLaughlin and their son Mason of Lethbridge, Kyle McLaughlin (Morgan Freeman) of Airdrie, Colten, Mackenzie, and Ashley Bodie of Coaldale and sister-in-law Jolane Sekura of Taber.
She is also survived by Alex’s side of the family and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Alex, brother John, sister Catherine, and parents John and Theresa (Merkl) Sekura Sr.
Mary, the eldest of three siblings, was born in Sokolovac, Yugoslavia on December 2, 1925. She saw her father for the first time almost three years later. John immigrated to Canada in 1925 but Mary and her mother didn’t arrive until September, 1928. She was raised and schooled in Taber and had many happy memories and stories of growing up on the farm, the Horvath house, the Red Trail, the treks back and forth to Reliance school and the Saturday night dances.
She married Alex Bodie in 1949 and moved to Coaldale to farm and raise their family.
She loved the outdoors with her gardening and flowers. Her green thumb brought her great pride and joy, always ensuring there was plenty for family and friends. Her collection of recipe books and magazines are a testament of her passion for baking, cooking and canning. Her children and grandchildren developed a love of her old- country foods which will be dearly missed.
Mary’s laugh, smile and sense of humour will be a cherished memory.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. AMBROSE CATHIOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, Alberta, on Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, Alberta, on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Thomas Vadassery, Celebrant.
A private family interment will take place.

GLADYS CAROLINE (STAFFORD) DUNCAN
1911 ~ 2013
Gladys Caroline (Stafford) Duncan, passed away peacefully at the age of 102 years on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Monday, September 16th, 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

JAMES SHIGEHIRO
1928 ~ 2013
James Shigehiro of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Nancy, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 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

KATIE KOPP
AUGUST 17, 1915 ~
SEPTMEBER 10, 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother and Oma on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM, having reached the age of 98.
Katie was born on August 17, 1915 in Lugofsk, Samara, Russia. She came to Canada in 1926 arriving in Manitoba in October. In the spring of 1935 she moved to Coaldale. She married George Kopp on May 26, 1938, and they were blessed with 10 children, 3 sons and 7 daughters. They moved into Coaldale in 1981. Her family was of great importance to her and she was able to enjoy all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren right up until the time of her passing.
She leaves to mourn 9 children: Peter Kopp (Sue), Marianne Thiessen (Bob), Elsie Reimer (John), Nettie Karr (Jim), Helen Baerg, Martha Ratzlaff (Ron), Bertha Thiessen, Elvin Kopp (Jan) and Lill Jeschke (Dennis), 26 grandchildren and 61 great -grandchildren, sister Annie Regier (Peter), brothers Jake Thiessen (Mary), and Isaac Thiessen. She was predeceased by her husband George, infant son Johnny, 3 brothers, and son-in-law Larry Thiessen.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7 pm and 8 pm on Sunday,
September 15, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th St. S. Lethbridge.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 16th, 2013 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 St., Coaldale with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, Global Family Starlight Academy Project, #210, 2946 – 32 St. NE, Calgary AB T1Y 6J7.
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

LEISHMAN
FRANCES IRENE LEISHMAN passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the age of 96 years, beloved wife of the late Wallace Leishman.
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

MICHAEL SARTORELLI
1956 ~ 2013
Michael Sartorelli of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the age of 57 years.
He is survived by his mother Mary T. Van Ool and 10 siblings.
At Mike’s request, no formal services will be held.
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

MOTTERSHEAD
On September 7, 2013, MR. GARRY JAMES MOTTERSHEAD of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at the age of 79.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Dr. George Takashima 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

OLIVER
DOUGLAS ALEXANDER Oliver of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
He is survived by four children Joy (Ray) Doram, Brian (Diane) Oliver, Carol (Ken) Hunt and Wayne (Joanne) Oliver. He was special to his eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two sisters Muriel Wait, Kathleen Dorren and their families.
Dad held a special place in the hearts of the late Gunvor Wilson and her children Steven, Val, Maureen, Paula and their families.
He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends he met along his life’s journey.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre, 1904-13 Avenue North on September 17, 2013 from 2- 4 p.m.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

ROLLINS
KENNETH J. ROLLINS husband of Tami Rollins, passed away on September 11th, 2013.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center (East Hill), Cardston, Alberta on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Beazer Cemetery, Beazer, Alberta.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD., CARDSTON Assisting the Family. Phone 403-653-3222.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

SAMESHIMA, HIROSHI
“HARRY”
It is with great sadness that the family of Hiroshi Sameshima announces his passing on August 21, 2013 at the age of 86.
Hiro was predeceased by his loving wife Lillian and siblings Muney, Fusako and Amy.
Left to cherish his memory are his siblings Tosh Takeda, Kay (Roy) Senda, Laiko Mimura, Robert (Kazuko) Sameshima, Aiko (George) Legge, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Hiro was an active member of the Kirk United Church. He loved golfing, travelling, and spending time with his friends from the Japanese Canadian Association. He volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels and was a long time member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union – UA Local 488.
The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital and at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for all of their care and compassion.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Kirk United Church, 13535 – 122 Avenue, Edmonton.
Memorial donations may be made the Canadian Cancer Society, #201 – 9452 51 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5A6 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9.
To send condolences go to http://www.fostermcgarvey.com
Foster and McGarvey Funeral Homes
10011-114 Street. Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 428-6666

SCHOENING
Bessie Margaret Schoening, was born in Grassy Lake, AB on April 28, 1922, she passed away on September 11, 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 P.M., on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 893 East Ave., Pincher Creek, AB with Pastor Andrew Craig, Officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Vista Village Pastoral Care Fund, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

THEKLA EHNES
1921 ~ 2013
Thekla Ehnes, beloved wife of the late Mr. Pius Ehnes, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when 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

Mitsue Margaret Sakamoto

June 10, 1920 ~ September 10, 2013

Mitsue Margaret Sakamoto passed away on September 10, 2013 at the age of 93 years.  Margaret was predeceased in 2010 by her husband of 68 years, Hideo Bob Sakamoto.  She leaves to cherish her memory her three children and their families:  Ron & Joyce and their family;  Shawn & Carrie Sakamoto (Parker, Quintin, & Lennon), Sasha & Scott Mahan (Lachlan & Cadan), and Jeremy & Robin Sakamoto (Alexis):  Glory & Gary Oseki and their family;  Todd Oseki, and Lana & Cory Cavazzi (Payton & Ella):  Stan & Susan and their family;  Cameron & Kim Dennison, Chad & Theresa Dennison (Emmett & Calla), Mark & Jade Sakamoto (Miya & Tomi), Carrick Dennison & Amanda Bokamyer, Daniel & Carly Sakamoto (Samuel), Logan Dennison & Jonelle Gladue, and Kumiko Sakamoto.  She is also survived by her sisters Susanne Hikida and Mary Nishimura, her sisters-in-law June Hinatsu, Kay Oseki, and Shizuko Sakamoto (Japan) and their families.  She was predeceased by her brothers Eichi and Toru Oseki.
Margaret was born in Eburne, BC (now part of Vancouver) in 1920, daughter of Yosuke and Tomi Oseki. She graduated from Magee High School and moved to Vancouver to continue her studies in dressmaking and design.  She worked in Vancouver as a dressmaker until her family was uprooted and sent to Coaldale, AB during the Japanese evacuation in 1942.  The Sakamoto family moved to Medicine Hat in 1948 where they operated a market garden until 1993.  Margaret also worked at Dominion Glass until she retired at the age of 62.    
Margaret did not dwell on the injustices she suffered in her lifetime.  Hardship could not impeach her remarkably warm and generous heart.  There was always one more seat around her kitchen table, which was a blessing because she was a tremendous cook!  There was always time for an encouraging word while sharing a cup of ocha.  Her family was her proudest achievement and she showered all of us with a love so patient and so pure it is sure to be felt for the rest of our days. It will be passed down.
A celebration of Margaret¹s life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a luncheon in the Grandstand Banquet Room at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede grounds.  A family service and burial of ashes will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Vancouver.
In lieu of koden and flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com <http://www.cooksouthland.com&gt; ).  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone toll free:  1-877-528-6455.

Bingo Ernst
1926 – 2013
 Lloyd John Ernst, beloved husband of Aiko Ernst, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the age of 86 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.  

Joyce Wolosuk
1928 – 2013
 Joyce Marie Wolosuk (nee Dayton), beloved wife of Harry Wolosuk, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, September 15, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery prior to the funeral service on Monday, September 16, 2013.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church,
320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joyce¹s name may be made directly to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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