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Wednesday September 25, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 25, 2013.

BERNICE BARBRA THOMPSON
JUNE 21, 1926 ~
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Mrs. Bernice Barbra Thompson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Tillman Thompson, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Warner Cemetery, with Pastor Jason Carroll officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your 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
http://www.mbfunerals.com

BURT
We are sad to announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, ALYCE CALDWELL BURT, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, September 22, 2013. She will be fondly remembered by her daughters Kathie (Terry) Carlson, Melody (Floyd) Baxter, and Shelley (Paul) Aldridge; grandchildren: Shane (Kim) Carlson, Sara Burris, Spencer Carlson; Mindy (Graham) Kool, Chris (Joanna) Baxter, Robert (Daina) Baxter; Allison (Jeff) Gliege, Melody (Cody) Bennion, Natalie (Todd) Hollingshead, Collette Aldridge, Graham Aldridge; 18 great grandchildren; and a sister, Afton Scott. Alyce was predeceased by her husband, R. Dennis Burt in 1979; grandson, Tyler Carlson; as well as sisters Fern Smith, Florence Dahlund, Ellen Christiansen, Adelle Pierce; and brothers Grant, Lowell, and Hugh Caldwell.
She was born August 2, 1915 to Alvin and Minnie Ahlstrom Caldwell, in Cardston, Alberta where she resided all her life. Typical of Welsh tradition, her childhood home echoed with music. Alyce enjoyed accompanying well into her nineties, and by ear played any tune with magic on piano or organ (and duets with Afton.) The singing trio, The Caldwell Sisters with Afton and Adelle, had their own radio show on CJOC. This elegant lady, by dad’s side, hosted many receptions and special entertaining events at the Burt home throughout his political career. They enjoyed travelling, but most of all they loved their daughters and their growing families. Alyce’s handwork graces many homes. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker; a good listener with quick wit and sense of humour.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.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

HALLUK
JOHN HALLUK of Coaldale, beloved husband of 37 years to Mercedes, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 68 years.
A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Thomas Vadassery, Celebrant.
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

HAZELL
On September 14, 2013, KEITH ALBERT HAZELL, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather left us to meet Jesus face to face.
A Celebration Service will be held at the VICTORY CHURCH, 1 Mile East of Lethbridge on Hwy # 3, Saturday September 28th at 2:00 P.M.
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

JESSIE (LATHAM) THOMSON
1923 ~ 2013
Mrs. Jessie Aleata (Latham) Thomson, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Thomson, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 28, 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

Kelly Blake Simon of Bow Island passed away suddenly near Bow Island on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 50 years, beloved son of Dorothy and Louis Simon. Kelly was predeceased by his brothers Terry and David Simon, grandparents Julia and Albert Renschler and Emilia and Louis Simon, Aunts Joan Mezei, Joan Renschler and Uncle Doug Renschler. Kelly is survived by three sisters and four brothers, Karen (Martin) LePrieur of Medicine Hat, Curtis Simon of Edmonton, Tamara (Stephen) Lewis of Edmonton, Lori Simon of Edmonton, Lorne “Buddy” Simon of Whitla, Robin (Maggie) Simon of Medicine Hat, Ron (Shanon) Simon of Dunmore; nieces and nephews, Amy Jo Johnson (Kurt), Louis LePrieur, Kelsey, Marissa and Nicholas Lewis and Devin, Jaxson and Kian Simon; his great niece and nephew, Ariyanna and Keatyn Johnson. Kelly was a gentle giant. Farming was his life. From the age of two he was with dad on the tractor, every day, all day. Kelly graduated from Lethbridge Community College with a diploma in Agriculture and then came back to the farm to try to show dad how to farm! Kelly loved teasing his nieces and nephews and was always playing a trick on someone. He loved a good water fight, especially with his mom. Kelly was always ordering the latest “gotta have it item” off the internet and of course would always order an extra one for mom. Kelly loved stopping in to rest, nap or chat with mom and dad aka (the big boss, as referred to by Kelly). Kelly loved “coffee” with his friends. On any given morning you could find him at Bobby’s Bar, The Co-op Bulk Fuel Store or Whiskey Creek. He appreciated a good game of poker and played weekly for the past 30 years with the same group of friends. He recently found enthusiasm for bingo and has always had a passion for golf. If you were his friend, or his neighbor or family the Gentle Giant would always be there if you needed him. He would drop anything and make sure he would do whatever he could for you at any time. Please feel free to come to the funeral dressed casual. Kelly would appreciate that. A United Church Funeral Service, with Pastor Sheila McLeod, will be held in Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine hat) on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment service will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut #124 – 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Kelly Simon,or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

LORRAINE BODNARUK
MARCH 25, 1926 ~
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Mrs. Lorraine Theresa Bodnaruk, beloved wife of the late John Bodnaruk, passed away peacefully on Friday September 20th 2013 at the age of 87 years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm, on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia BLVD West, Lethbridge with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 100 – 119 14 Street North West, Calgary Alberta, T2N 1Z6
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

PATRICK
MR. ALEXANDER THOMAS PATRICK, beloved husband of the late Anne Patrick of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Nigel Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountain View 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

RUTH COOLEN
1929 ~ 2013
Mrs. Ruth Coolen of Coaldale, beloved wife Chester Coolen and mother of Christine and Michelle, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Ruth was born and raised in Belfast, Ireland. In 1953 she moved to London, England and met the love of her in life, Chester and her were married on March 10, 1955. They moved to Canada in 1957.
She is survived by her daughters Christine and her daughters Emily and Cassidy and Michelle and her daughters Miranda, Madeleine and Adryanna; she was soon to be a great-grandmother; her sister Margaret McKee of Belfast, Ireland; and brother Herbie (Ken) Graham of Tarares, Florida.
Ruth was predeceased by her mom Emily Christie and Stepdad Peter Christie, her father Herbert Graham; brother Jackie Graham; and sister Annie Headon.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, September 27, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge #402, 740 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
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

TANNER
JAMES HENRY TANNER JR. passed away peacefully Friday, September 20, 2013 at the age of 95 in Cardston, Alberta.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Hazel Belle Nielsen Tanner, his parents, 10 siblings and 2 great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Dean Tanner, his children, Phyllis (Dale) Evanson, Jim (Becky), Linda (Ron) Layton, Karen (Dave) Armstrong, Lester (Brenda), Don (Shawna), Ken (Sheila), 29 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Jim was born in Aetna, Alberta, on September 29, 1917 to James Henry and Violet Hansen Tanner. He grew up on the farm in Taylorville. At the age of 20 he moved to Barnwell to find work on a farm. There he met and married “Hazel Belle” in the Cardston Alberta Temple on November 22, 1939. They made their home in Barnwell and lived there until Jim’s health began to deteriorate. In 2006 they moved to Cardston.
To Jim, farming was not only a livelihood but a way of life. He farmed for about 65 years, growing mostly wheat, sugar beets and his famous Tanner corn.
Jim was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His church service included scoutmaster, councilor and Bishop in the Barnwell Ward, councilor in the Taber Stake Presidency, member of the Stake High Council, Missionary to the Salt Lake City Family History Center, and teacher. He served many years as an Ordinance Worker and a Sealer in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Jim was always willing to lend a helping hand, his expertise and advice. Some of his community service included Flatlands District Scout Commissioner, Chairman of the Alberta Vegetable Marketing Board and President of the Barnwell 55 Club.
Over the years Jim has enjoyed playing softball, water skiing, playing his saxophone and harmonica, and writing poetry.
The Jim and Hazel Tanner home was always open to family and friends. Jim will be greatly missed by those who have known and loved him.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, Barnwell, AB on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, September 27th, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friends may also meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, Barnwell, AB on Friday, September 27th, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday September 28th, 2013 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery, Barnwell, Alberta.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

WARKENTIN
“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be,
so he put his arms around you and whispered “Come to me”
With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away
and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay”
MR. WALTER WARKENTIN, beloved husband of Liza Warkentin, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at the age of 56, with his family by his side.
Besides his wife Liza, Walter is survived by their children Kristin (Derek) Walker, Ryan (Chandra) Warkentin, granddaughters Isabella and Alyssa, and was looking forward to the birth of their grandson, due in January.
He is also lovingly remembered by his brothers Henry (Ida), Dave, Brian (Debbie), Randy, his sister Linda, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter worked as a salesman for Pepsi Co. for 30 years and enjoyed dealing and meeting with people. He retired 4 years ago due to illness however was the kind of man who always had to be doing something, whether it was home renovations or spending time with his children.
Walter was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed the moments he shared with his granddaughters and will certainly be watching over his new born grandson.
Walter was very dependable and always there for his friends and family. He had a warm inviting personality and a calm demeanor, always seeing the good in people. He had a knack for making people feel comfortable in his presence which also made him successful at his job.
He will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on September 26, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Brent Miller officiating.
A private family interment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 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

Lydia Martinelli
1967 – 2013
 Lydia Marie Martinelli, passed away with loving family at her side on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in the ICU of the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge at the age of 45 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel,
5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church,
5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, Lethbridge. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
  Lydia was the third child born to Matt and Maria Martinelli in Taber. Left to cherish her memory are mom, dad and two older brothers Myles Martinelli and Emil (Brenda) Martinelli and their son Jacob, all from Calgary.
 She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Allen Hird in May 2002.
 Lydia was passionate about music from a young age and participated in accordion concerts in Alberta and British Columbia. She graduated high school early at seventeen years old and had already been holding down a part-time secretarial position by the time she had graduated from Lethbridge College at the age of nineteen. By her mid twenties, Lydia and Doug had found each other and got married in October 1992. Her amazing spirit and love of life was abundantly evident by the strength and courage she exhibited through out her long and arduous battle with myasthenia gravis and cancer. Lydia remained positive and cheerful with a witty sense of humour and she always had a smile for those around her.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lydia¹s name may be made directly to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of British Columbia, 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 5H9 (www.myastheniagravis.ca).
 The family sends its deepest thanks to all the dedicated and caring nurses and doctors. 
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 

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