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Thursday September 26, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 26, 2013.

ANDERSEN
MR. HERBERT ANDERSEN, beloved husband of Mrs. Elaine Andersen, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

ANNELIESE VON CHORUS
JUNE 17, 1920 ~
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
Anneliese died peacefully on September 22, 2013 in Lethbridge. She was born June 17, 1920 in West Prussia to Emil and Helena Ensz.
Anneliese will be loving remembered by her children Wulf (Gy) Siewert of Red Deer; Petra (John) Dyck of Pincher Creek; daughter-in-law Connie Schulz (Hal Gallup) of Lethbridge; Thomas Schulz of Lethbridge; nine grandchildren and 11 great -grandchildren; sister Gertraut Woelcke of Coaldale; and two nieces and one nephew.
She was predeceased by her husbands Peter Siewert, Paul Schulz and Roland Von Chorus as well as son Martin Schulz, brother-in-law George Woelcke, nephew Andrew Woelcke, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law in Germany.
Paul and Anneliese with a young family immigrated to Coaldale in 1950 looking for a better life. Anneliese’s motto always was “If a job is worth doing, do it well.” She had a zest for life and she lived it to the fullest until the last three years of her life. She treasured her family and friends and enjoyed gardening, knitting, weaving, reading and playing games, and volunteering at the Soup Kitchen and MCC Thrift Store.
A private interment will be held at the Coaldale Cemetery prior to the Memorial Service.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 28, 2013 at the LETHBRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 4303-3 Ave South, Lethbridge with Pastor Harold Schilk, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) #210, 2946-32 Street N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7 or to a charity of your choice.
Send condolences at
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

DONNA ROTT
July 4, 1951 – September 24, 2013
Donna Lee Rott (Cave) was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 4, 1951 to Leonard and Florence Cave. Donna went through school and started her career in Lethbridge where she met Terry Rott. Terry and Donna were married on November 17, 1973. It was then that they decided to move to Calgary to continue their banking careers. Donna was the best mom to two children – Tara and Travis. Donna was predeceased by her father, Leonard Cave and sister -in-law, Cindy Burrows. Remaining on this earth to share her love are Terry Rott, Tara Waddy (Curtis), Travis Rott, her mother Florence Cave, brothers Brian Cave (Heather), Bruce Cave, Boyd Cave, sisters Sharon Takahashi and Linda Simpkins (Dave), brother-in-law Michael Rott (Charlene), as well as numerous nieces and nephews and some four-legged fur grandchildren.

Even though Donna left quickly, she will be in our hearts forever. A private family funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

FRANCIS “FRANK” ST. AMAND
1925 ~ 2013
Mr. Francis “Frank” St. Amand, beloved husband of Alberta St. Amand, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the age of 88 years.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Ave South, Lethbridge with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7; to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323-32nd Ave N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3; or family and friends may donate blood at Canadian Blood Services in honour of Frank, call 1-800-2Donate.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.

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.
John was born in Pilisborosjeno, Hungary, on February 28, 1945. The family immigrated to Coaldale, AB., in 1956. John was a quiet man who enjoyed spending time with Mercedes and their new love, Dexter. John & Mercedes often travelled to Montana to spend time with their son Juan and his wife Kyle. John had great stories and insights on all subjects and it was easy to lose yourself in a long conversation. John was always happy and enjoyed life. He will be sadly missed.
Besides his loving wife Mercedes, John is survived by his son & best friend Juan (Kyle), his sister Margit (Stan) Rach, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. John was predeceased by his parents Johann & Rosa, along with his younger brother Frank.
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.

HAZELL
On September 14, 2013, KEITH ALBERT HAZELL, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather left us to meet Jesus face to face. He was surrounded by the love, prayers, and presence of his family. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ellen, his sister Joan, and brother John, as well as his grandson Theodore Hazell.
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.
Donations can be made to Antioch International Christian Resources and will be given to Nova to distribute at her discretion to a number of causes and charities that she and Keith supported.

JEAN MAE ROBERTSON
1920 ~ 2013
With sadness, the family of Jean Mae Robertson (Marsh) announces that Jeannie passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the age of 92.
Jeannie and her late husband Dave lived life to the fullest, enjoying travelling, dancing, playing cards, trailer camping with friends and were happiest when in the company of their family and many, many friends.
She is survived by her son David and wife Darcy, grandchildren Ryan (Haley), Shara (Lee) and Scott (Trisha) and great grandchildren Braeden, Tanner, Parker, Tyler, Gavin, Madison, Abigail and Cameron.
A Celebration of Jeannie’s life will be held 11:00am on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at McKillop United Church with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.

JESSIE ALEATA (LATHAM)
THOMSON
1923 ~ 2013

Jessie Aleata (Latham) Thomson of Lethbridge went peacefully to be with our Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Jessie was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on September 28, 1923.
She is survived by her six children Dean (Rainey), Wesley (Nina), Bernice (Alan) Ramsden-Wood, Dale (Linda Popovitch), Steven (Peggy), and Ken (Mary-Ann); 13 grandchildren and 18 great -grandchildren. Jessie is also survived by her sister Mary Martin, brother Ted Johnson, Aunt Mary Brace and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband Jack Latham, second husband Robert Thomson, and her parents Cecil and Lillian Johnson.
Jessie’s passion in life was her faith and her family to which she gave with a generous heart. She will be remembered by all as a sweet and gracious lady who trusted our God to see her through life’s trials.
Mom we love you and will miss you dearly but are happy you’re finally where you want to be: with Jesus.
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.

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.

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.

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 Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 84 years.
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.

TSCHRITTER

MR. ALBERT ALROY TSCHRITTER, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Arlene Tschritter, passed away at the Medicine Hat Hospital on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 75 years.
He is survived by his siblings; Clara (Nick) Poberznick, and Betty Kultgen.
Albert is also survived by his companion Joan Jacobs as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Tina and Ben, brother, Ben Jr., sisters; Alice Gray, and Barbara Kultgen.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.

WARKENTIN

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.
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.

Howard Rash
1916 – 2013
 Howard Lloyd Rash, beloved husband of the late Lilie Rash, passed away in Taber on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 96 years.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Howard is survived by his son Doug (Joyce) Rash and son-in-law Len Fletcher all of Calgary; five grandchildren Heather (Andrew) Pagenkopf, Kathleen Rezansoff, Paula (Jason) Otte, Traci Rash, Chauncey (Heidi) Rash; nine great grandchildren Erika, Heidi, Jesse, Stephan, Amanda, Jesse, Brandon, Liam and Jonah. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
 He was predeceased his wife Lilie Rash and their daughter Jennifer Fletcher; his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth (Ken) Campbell and three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Harold (Georgina) Rash, William Rash and Thomas (Leota) Rash.
 Howard was born in Purple Springs on November 14, 1916 to Esther (nee
U¹Ren) and Robert Rash. He married Eliza Emily ³Lilie² Williamson in England on January 19, 1945 and returned to Canada in 1946 following the war. Howard and Lilie were involved in mission work with the Church of Christ for many years. Married life took them from England to Calgary, Grande Prairie and Weyburn, Saskatchewan while Howard served as a pastor. In 1965 they moved south of Purple Springs where they spent twenty seven years farming. In 1993, Howard and Lilie moved to Taber. In 2005, Lilie passed away and Howard moved to the Clearview Lodge where he has resided since.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Howard¹s name may be made directly to the Taber Hospital Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

  Katie Pyrch
1912 – 2013
 Katarina Pyrch, beloved wife of the late Olie Pyrch, passed away in Taber on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 100 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.      

Art Vant Hof
1929 – 2013
 Adrianus Johannes Vant Hof, beloved husband of Cornelia Vant Hof, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Friday, September 27, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church,
3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.
with Pastor Brian Kuyper officiating.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.  

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 (Inge) 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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