September 29th, 2016

Saturday Oct. 5th, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 7, 2013.

HOLMES, BEVERLY
September 5, 1921-
September 12, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Beverly Mae Holmes on September 12, 2013 at the age of 92. She is survived by her sisters Shirley Williams and Marilyn (Jim) Van Loo, brother Dennis (Pat) Dahl, sister-in-law Vivian Holmes, daughters Deborah (Dennis) and Susan (Patrick), sons Craig (Janet) and Peter (Lorraine) Holmes, grandchildren Sarah and Alexander Holmes, Sheri (David) Cleugh, Misty (Cam) Paterson, Nicole (Brad) Lenihan, Rene (Donny) Larson, Rease (Tanya) Larson, and many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Beverly was predeceased by her husband Neil Holmes, parents Chris and Mae Dahl, and sister Carolyn Livingstone.
Beverly was raised in rural Alberta near Calgary, and earned her nursing degree at the U of A in Edmonton where she met her husband, Neil. They spent most of their married life in Lethbridge, where they raised their four children. They built and enjoyed a retirement home in Cobble Hill, BC; Beverly eventually moved to Victoria.
Bev was generous, loving and wise, and bestowed her love of life on everyone she met. She had a strong spirit and valued self-reliance. She listened. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Beverly’s life will be held at the Cordova Bay United Church, Victoria, BC at 1:00 pm on October 5th. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Neil and Beverly Holmes Memorial Scholarship at the University of Lethbridge.

BELLEW
MRS. MILDRED “MID” BELLEW, beloved wife of the late Mr. Howard Bellew of Lethbridge, AB, formerly of Milk River, AB, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the age of age of 91 years.
She is loving remembered by her family; Janet (Daryl) Schwartzenberger of Warner, AB, Lyle Bellew of Lethbridge, AB, and Wendy Zeller of Milk River, AB, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grand children and one great-great grandson.
She is also survived by her sister Dorothy Thielen of Milk River, AB, and her sisters-in-law Elsie Grisak of Lethbridge, AB, and Helen Swanson of Maple Ridge, BC and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Howard Bellew, her sons Raymond Bellew and Lloyd (Janet) Bellew, daughter Sharon Bellew, brothers Frank, Cliff (Rowene), Ken (Lenore) Kuhl, her sister Myrtle (Bill) Theodore, her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Bob Thielen, Francis (Ernie) (Bob Darling) Swanson, Mike Grisak, Ethelena (Vic) Thompson and Bob Swanson. She was also predeceased by her parents George and Ollie Kuhl.
Mid was born in Warner, and when she was 6 years old, her family moved to Milk River. She attended school in Warner and Milk River. As a young woman, she worked in Milk River and would later marry Howard Bellew on March 3, 1943. Howard and Mid lived in Milk River until December 2009 when they moved to Lethbridge to live at Golden Acres Lodge. She moved to Fairmont Extendicare in June 2011. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
A Visitation will be held prior to the services at the church from 12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Brian Amison, officiating.
Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milk River Ambulance, care of Milk River Health Centre 517 Centre Avenue E., Milk River T0K 1M0
Condolences may be mailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca
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

FOOTE
LaVERNE FOOTE, wife of the late Guy S. Foote, passed away on October 2, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
She is survived by her daughters; Gaylia (Greg) Leavitt, Diana (Ronald) Shields, Brenda Marshall, Patsy (LeRon) Litchfield and Marsha (Larry) Jackson, 23 Grandchildren, 46 Great Grand children, a sister; Edna Mae and three sisters-in-law.
She is predeceased by her husband Guy S. Foote, daughter (Shirley); parents (Ervan and Louella Harris), a granddaughter, 2 brothers and a sister.
LaVerne was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Her Gladiolas and Christmas cards will be missed by people in the community.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Welling (Highway 5) on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 am with Bishop Randal Wilde, Officiating.
Friends may meet the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm or at the Church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45am.
Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, T1J 2M7
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
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

HNATIUK
May 9th, 1930 –
October 3rd, 2013
WILLIAM “BILL” HNATIUK, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his loving wife Vivian of 60 years, four children, daughter Debra (Jim) of Cranbrook, BC, daughter Charmaine (Dan) of Lethbridge, AB, son Bill (Sharon) of Crowsnest Pass, AB, and daughter Sydney of Lethbridge, AB, six grandchildren, Mike, Kim, Kelsey, Austin, Sam and Megan. He also leaves four great-grandchildren and his brother Steve of Lethbridge, AB.
He is predeceased by his parents Frederick and Marie, precious grandson Tyler, sister Dorothy, half brothers Nick and John, half sister Annie and step brother Willie.
Bill was born in the Lethbridge area and spent his earlier years as a farmer. From a young age he showed a keen interest in anything mechanical and eventually he made it his career as a heavy duty mechanic. Bill could always be found in his garage working on many different projects. His leisure time was spent camping, fishing and spending time with family.
Family and Friends are invited to a visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 1:00 to 1:45 P.M. with a public graveside to follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1011 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge or the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge.
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

HUBKA
BEULAH ALICE (NEE BAILEY)
December 4, 1917 –
October 3, 2013
Boo’s family wish to announce the passing of their mother on October 3, 2013 at the age of 95. Beulah is survived by her six children, Harold (Janet), Myrna (Stan), Donna, Linda (Hans), Judy (Harold), and Eldon (Cindy), 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, her brother Leroy Bailey (Von), and a very large extended family. Beulah was predeceased by Bill and Marj Bailey, Lula (Sal) and Tort Skretting, John and Margaret Hubka, Frank and Helen Hubka, Bob and Rosella Hubka, Jo and Len Bach and a grandchild Jaden Tripp.
Beulah was born December 4, 1917 on the farm near Magrath. She married Rudy Hubka on October 3, 1939 and together they lived and farmed in the Carmangay area for many years. Beulah moved to Claresholm after Rudy passed in 1997.
Funeral mass will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church, 344 50th Avenue West in Claresholm on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow in the Carmangay Cemetery.
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.

McLEOD
SUSAN ELIZABETH “BETTY”
With great sadness we announce the passing of Susan Elizabeth (Betty) McLeod (Lanier) on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Betty passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 84 years, her four sons by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Angus in 2006. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Betty grew up on the Lanier family farm near Wilson Siding. In 1947, she ventured east by train with a close friend to attend McMaster University. She left McMaster with a B.A. in English and married Angus, an R.C.A.F. veteran and McMaster graduate. They moved to Toronto where Betty put her literary skills to work in the insurance business while her new husband completed his law degree at Osgoode Hall. Betty and Angus spent most of their lives in Burlington, Ontario, where Betty was actively involved in volunteer work, her church, played piano, golf, and badminton, curled, and generally enjoyed the outdoors – all of that while devoting herself to raising her boys. Once her sons were on their feet, Betty ran Angus’ country law office in what was a true partnership. After retiring, Betty and Angus continued their previous pursuits with the added bonus of more time with their grandchildren in Ontario and Alberta. In 2004, Betty and Angus moved to Calgary, a return for Betty to the big blue skies of her beloved southern Alberta. Betty was a kind and gentle woman who moved through life with grace and good humour. Betty is survived by her sons, Ken, Don, Ray and David, their partners, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her family extends heartfelt thanks to the dedicated staff at the Bethany Care Centre for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethany Care Foundation at bethanycarefoundation.com. A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10 at Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline Street, Burlington, Ontario. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website:
http://www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.
FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 3220 – 4 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 3A5
Telephone: 403-297-0888
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Stabner
ESTHER ELSE “ELLA” STABNER, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta on September 30, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with a reception to follow.
A private family burial will be held prior to the service.
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   

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.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street SW, Medicine Hat on Saturday, October 12, 2013 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Burial Service will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Katie is survived by two children, son Bill (Anna) Pyrch of Taber and daughter Kay (Peter) Paul of Vernon, British Columbia; seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Olie Pyrch in 1963, their son Johnny Pyrch in 1947 and by her ten siblings and their spouses.
Katie was born in Kopernik, Alberta on October 12, 1912. She married Onvfry Alex ³Olie² Pyrch August 5, 1928. Following Olie¹s passing, Katie made Camrose and later Taber, her home.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Katie¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca <http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca&gt; ).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

BYDEVAATE
God has called home his son, Joel Jacob Bydevaate, after a tragic farm accident near Vauxhall on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the age of 28 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, October 5, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church,
3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Brian Kuyper officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Besides his loving parents Casey and Jane, Joel is survived by his siblings Jody (Kris) DeWeerd, Lindsey (Lucas) Bennen, Jesse Bydevaate, Brent Bydevaate (Annalisa Luimes) and Loralyn Bydevaate (Evan Moradel). He is also survived by his nieces Katelyn Bennen, Jenna Bennen and Emmalee DeWeerd; his Oma Cornelia Bos and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
 He was predeceased by his grandparents Jacob and Cornelia bij de Vaate and Pieter Bos.
 Joel was born on July 23, 1985 in Taber, the third child born to Casey and Jane. He attended Taber Christian School and Immanuel Christian High School.
Following graduation from Redeemer University with a degree in business, Joel joined the family farm where he worked with his dad and his brother.
 Growing up, Joel enjoyed a variety of sports and continued to play, coach and watch as an adult. Spending time with friends and family, camping, participating in 4-H and church activities were very important to him.
Traveling and exploring God¹s world was close to Joel¹s heart. From backpacking to volunteering, Joel¹s feet touched many continents and he made many friends along the way. He was always ready to enjoy time spent with friends and his door was open to anyone. We will miss his great sense of humour, his zest for life and we will hold him close in our hearts forever.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joel¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Box 317, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 (please make cheques payable to the Vauxhall and District Growing Project).

Roy Haynes
1932 – 2013
 Roy Earl Haynes, beloved husband of Carolee Haynes, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 7, 2013 between
7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Brock Campbell conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Besides his loving wife Carolee, Roy is survived by their children Brenda
(Bud) Mickelberry of Taber, Sheldon (Tracie) Haynes of Taber, Denise (Rod) Yokoyama of Taber, Arlene (John) Geeraert of Taber, Leonard (Kelly) Haynes of Taber and Monica Haynes (Arden Row) of Taber; seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his step mother Doris Haynes; brother Tim (Deanne) Haynes of Cardston; his sisters Margaret
(Walter) Langmuir of Creston, British Columbia, Doris (Ross) Gulkison of Vancouver, British Columbia, Cindy (Roman) Batorski of Barnwell and by numerous nieces and nephews.
 He was predeceased by his parents Percy and Lafern Haynes; step-father Jean Radway; brother Julian Haynes; sister-in-law Joyce Reeves and by his Grandson Chris Yokoyama.
 Roy was born in Taber on October 23, 1932 to Percy and Lafern Haynes. In 1952, Roy moved to Enchant with his mother and brother Tim. He met Carolee Birch in 1957 and they were married on October 29, 1958. A year later, they were sealed in the Cardston Temple. In 1962 they moved to the ³Twinkle Inn² on the church farm in Taber. Roy, Percy and other church members built their home on the farm in 1971 and it was there they raised their six children.
Roy loved the farm. His favorite things were sugar beets and John Deere equipment. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as the ward clerk for many years in the old Taber Third Ward. Roy and Carolee retired from farming and moved into Taber in 2012.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Roy¹s 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.

Ruth Fisher
1909 – 2013
 Our beloved matriarch, Ruth Lillian Fisher, passed away at Linden View Care Centre in Taber in the early morning hours of Thursday, October 3, 2013 in the arms of her daughter. She lived to the amazing age of 104 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Arij Langstraat officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Ruth is survived by her devoted son Bruce (Bettejean) Fisher of  Taber, daughter Sheila Miller of Victoria, British Columbia and daughter-in-law Rose Fisher of Vauxhall. She took great pleasure in cultivating a special relationship through the years with her twenty grandchildren, thirty eight great grandchildren as well as seven great great grandchildren.
  She was predeceased by her husband of sixty seven years, Peter (1996), daughters Marion Noble (1974) and Catherine Sevalrud (2012), son Don Fisher (2007), sons-in-law David Noble (1997) and Thomas Miller (2006) as well as grandson James Sevalrud (1977).
 Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Ruth spent all but the first year of her life residing in the Taber area, after her parents Herman and Ida Schmidt with sons Milton and Clifford and daughter Ruth settled in the Big Bend area north of Taber.  
 Ruth enjoyed a very full life. Some of her rich experiences included working as a cook at Albert Green¹s sheep ranch, assisting with many aspects of farming. She later taught Grade One in the Taber School District for twenty years, although she began her teaching career in 1928 in a one room school house teaching grades one to eight at Wadena and Driftwood Schools.
 Ruth was a faithful member of Knox United Church, life member of United Church Women, as well as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent for many years. She was active in the Women of the Moose, the Eastern Star and Ladies Aide in the early years.
 Ruth will be remembered for her patience, grace and cheerful, optimistic outlook even in times of challenge and adversity. We will miss her words of encouragement and sweet smile and winks of appreciation or recognition
immensely.   
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber , Alberta T1G 1N9.
 The family wishes to express thanks to Dr. Beckie for his care over the many years, as well as that of the care givers at Clearview Lodge, Taber Continuing Care, Linden View and Taber Home Care.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403)
223-8778.      

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