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Tuesday, October 15, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 16, 2013.

ALFRED “FRED” DORIGATTI
1919 ~ 2013
Mr. Alfred “Fred” Dorigatti of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Evelyn “Didi” Dorigatti, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 94 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 4P6
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

ALLEN
MR. DEL ³PORKY² ALLEN, beloved husband of Marta Dudas of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Besides his loving wife Marta, he is lovingly remembered by his children; Doug (Suzanne) Allen of Lethbridge, and Dawn Marie (Ian) Cant of Lethbridge, eight grandchildren; Dyani (Scott) Hiscock, Devin Allen, Derek Allen, T.J. Torgunrud, Lindsey Allen, Kelsey Torgunrud, Dustin Torgunrud and Cheyenne Allen, three great-grandchildren; Asher, Morgan and Gavyn Hiscock, his mother Helen Allen of Lethbridge and two brothers; Don (Nancy) Allen of Lethbridge and Deloy (Carolyn) Allen of Claresholm, and three nieces and nephews; Darren (Tracey) Allen, Brad (Jenn) Hansen and Corrie (Ken) Forbes. He is also remembered by Marta¹s children; Jason (Lisa) Jaffray and Jocelyn (Correy) Horvath, and three grandchildren; Rylee, Tayler and Teeghyn Horvath, and four brothers and one sister; Elizabeth (John) Unger, Steve (Ellie) Dudas, Alec (Irene) Dudas, John (Olga) Dudas, and Bill (Brenda) Dudas, as well as two in Hungary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Del was predeceased by his daughter Debbie, his father Ernest, and one brother Tom. Del was born in Medicine Hat on March 29, 1943 and his parents moved to Lethbridge when he was a baby. He grew up in southern Alberta and quit school to take a job at a sawmill in the Porcupine Hills. A couple of years later, he came back to Lethbridge and started apprenticing to become an electrician. He started D.A. Electric in 1975 and was later joined by his brother Don. Del was the nucleus of a web of a large centre of influences, everyone from academics, tradesmen, business and service professionals in the City of Lethbridge. If you were fortunate enough to be acquainted with Del, the doors to these centres were opened to you. Del¹s heart was as big as the projects he completed for this city. No matter whether you live in the North, South, East or West of the city, Del¹s footprint can be seen in your community. The legacy of his footprint will be carried on by his family, co-workers and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Del at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service for Del will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support the Del Allen Management Scholarship at the University of Lethbridge. Please make cheques payable to University of Lethbridge c/o University Advancement, A735-4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 or call 403 329-2582.
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
 

HELEN KOLIASKA
1935 ~ 2013
Mrs. Helen Koliaska, beloved wife of Mr. Alex Koliaska, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Helen is survived by her husband Alex, daughter Kathryn Koliaska (Ryan
McKay) and son John Koliaska (Jerilyn); grandchildren Taeya, Aliya and Duke Koliaska and Elizabeth and Mark McKay; brother Les Lavkulich (Mary Ann), brother Jack Lavkulich and sister Joanne Lavkulich (Bruce Elniski). She was predeceased by her parents, sister Rosalie and brother John. Born in 1935, she grew up in the Sunnyside district, attending Crystal Lake and Hardieville schools. Helen enrolled in university and began her teaching career at Readymade and Coaldale. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Education with a major in Art from the University of Alberta. Her first job was at St. Michael¹s, an inner city school in Edmonton, adding counseling and library duties to her job. She piloted a project to integrate the mentally and physically handicapped children into the regular system. She was an early advocate of inclusive education; a highlight of her career. She attained her master teacher designation and completed courses toward her Masters of Education. Helen returned to Lethbridge in 1966 due to family concerns. She met Alex and they married in 1968 and settled on a farm south of Lethbridge near the airport. Helen continued her involvement with substitute teaching at McNally and serving on parent councils and committees. Life was filled with the usual duties of parenting ­ music lessons, soccer tournaments, dance performances and fieldtrips. She was an attentive and dedicated mother, and together with Alex provided many school lunches for the entire classrooms and helped whenever possible. She was a superb cook and excelled in baking and cake decorating. Their children were their first priority. She was active in home and school functions and was a member of the Hungarian Culture Club. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be donated to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 408, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P6
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

JEAN LAPOINTE
1946 ~ 2013
Another good one is gone. Jean Lapointe, beloved wife of the late Dave Lapointe, passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 8, 2013 at the age of 67 years. A Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, October 14, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the COALDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1217 20th Avenue, Coaldale; there will be a supper to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or your local children’s hospitals. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P6
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

SHEILAH CONVERY
1932 ~ 2013
Mrs. Sheilah Convery of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Gerald Pertersen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the age of 81 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 4P6
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

THORBURN, Dora Mae Viola
August 15, 1922 ­ October 2, 2013
Dora Mae Thorburn passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on October 2, 2013 at age 91. She is survived by her daughters Linda Allen of Lethbridge and Kathy (Don) Parker of Cochrane; her grandchildren Christie Archer of Lethbridge, Aaron Parker of Canmore, Lisa (Ryan) Scott of Calgary, Jenna (Phil) Robertson of Calgary and three precious great-granddaughters Kate and Megan Archer and Kaisely Robertson. She is also survived by her grandson-in-law Jim Archer as well as numerous nieces, nephews and four sisters-in-law. Dora Mae was predeceased by her parents, siblings, a son-in-law and her husbands Fred Curle and Bill Thorburn. Dora Mae was born and raised on her family’s farm in the Barons area. She was only ten when her mother passed away. She helped her father with all the household chores while continuing to attend Barons Consolidated School where she completed Grade 12. She married Fred Curle in 1943 and moved to the Curle homestead a few miles away, residing there until his passing in 1974. She married Bill Thorburn in 1977 and moved to Claresholm. She was an avid quilt maker, enjoyed cross stitch and gardening. She was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church and volunteered for many organizations including the Auxiliary to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre. DoraMae’s main focus in life was her family and her home was the gathering place for many special occasions. A celebration of life will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (4304 2nd Street West) in Claresholm, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Donna Alm officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dora Mae¹s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME,
Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.   

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