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Thursday, October 24, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 24, 2013.

BAD MAN
HARLEY KIRK BAD MAN, beloved son of Thomas Bad Man and Jennifer Heavy Runner, passed away in Lethbridge on October 19th, 2013 at the age of 20 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. and continue all night.. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Blood Band Cemetery.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

BLACK WATER
MR. HARLEY FRAISER BLACK WATER, beloved husband of Agnes Black Water of Standoff, AB., passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of age of 52 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

DIXIE JEAN FORSYTH
1940 ­ 2013
DIXIE JEAN FORSYTH passed away peacefully at home with her family around her. She was born in Cardston, Alberta on July 27, 1940. She was the second child of 4, born to John Donald Forsyth and Ruth Wilson Forsyth. She enjoyed her life on the Ranch and loved her horses. She is survived by 2 sons and 4 daughters: Dr. Don (Jane) Gibb, Robyn (Michael) Holt, Dana (Michael) Smith, Tami (Blair) Johnson, Cyndi (Michael) Bartsoff, and Dr. Alan (Tonya) Gibb. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; as well as a brother, Dr. Don Forsyth, sisters Myrna Kearl and Brenda Wright. Dixie was always a member of the L.D.S. church, serving in many positions. She loved family, horses, and the outdoors. She was proud to become Rodeo Queen of Canada in 1956. She studied and became an R.N. at the Galt School of Nursing. She loved her job and became the Director of Nursing at the Raymond Hospital. Dixie enjoyed nursing and continued working until her passing. She was kind, loving, very compassionate and always smiling. She was a strong leader and a hard worker. She will be greatly missed by so many family and friends. Mom, Keep your boots on tight. Keep your Lasso loose. Keep your hat on straight. Don¹t let your saddle slip. And always keep a smile on your face! We love you mom. Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, October 25 at the Raymond Stake Center from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. or from 2:00 to 2:40 p.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral service at the church. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2 North, 200 West, Raymond, at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Interment to follow at the Cardston Cemetery.
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

EDWIN PARSONAGE
1919~ 2013
Mr. Edwin Parsonage, beloved husband of Mrs. Lila Parsonage, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 23, 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

EMMA DORRICOTT
JUNE 15, 1913 ~
OCTOBER 18, 2013
“You don¹t get to be 100 without being a tough Œole bird.” It is with great sadness that the family of Emma Dorricott announces the end of an era with her passing late last week. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Search Dog Association http://www.canadiansearchdog.com or the Lethbridge Senior Citizen Organization http://www.lethseniors.com on her behalf.
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

FREDERICK GORDON HILLMER
March 12, 1939 – October 19, 2013
FREDERICK GORDON HILLMER was born and raised in Magrath, Alberta. He was born March 12, 1939 the oldest of four children born to Orville and Annie Hillmer. As a boy growing up, much of his time was devoted to the demands of assisting his father with burdensome chores. At times, Fred lamented missed opportunities in his youth – the result of unending chores. He took great pride, however, in the work ethic which was instilled in his youth and never left him. As a young man he worked and achieved in a number of jobs. He drove truck, hauled gravel, worked numerous road construction projects, and even repaired sewing machines. On February 8, 1963, he married Joyce Cook. They made their home in Magrath and enjoyed the blessings of two daughters: Katharine Van Den Elsen (wife of Perry Van Den Elsen) of Lethbridge; and Cynthia Lee Thompson (wife of Curtis Thompson) of Great Falls, Montana. Fred was a devoted family man intent on creating learning adventures for his girls. As the girls grew older together there were hunting trips and other outings. Fred – much to Joyce¹s learned chagrin – would often show up at home with some new pet. The girls always had horses and pets. Animals seemed a special attraction of Fred¹s. He raised bees – mostly for honey, but some to help a friend with M.S. who believed bee stings help arrest the ailment. He and a friend obtained and raised wild Russian boars outside of town for a number of years. Fred always seemed to be involved in a fish pond, and he delighted in taking his grandchildren fishing in those ponds. Fred was skilled and knowledgeable in mechanics at all levels. In the heavy equipment arena, he was an operator – Fred could run them all. The last years of his work life, Fred worked for the Town of Magrath where he ran equipment, laid water pipe, attended to winter challenges, and generally did whatever was needed. Both of his  immediate grandsons learned the fundamentals of mechanics from an early age. People in general were dear to Fred. He loved to sit and talk on virtually any topic. He would share his stories and listen to the stories of others. And, in the event the tale they told was too tall, he would not hesitate to challenge by exclaiming “rabbit ass.” The loss of Joyce in 2003 took its toll on Fred; he missed her deeply. After Joyce passed, Fred spent summers in Great Falls with Cindy. He liked to sit on the porch and watch the various birds and their habits. He enjoyed spending his summers at the Smith River, south of Great Falls amidst many good-natured, caring friends. On October 19, 2013, Fred passed away following a short illness. He is survived by his two daughters Kathy and Cindy; his siblings – Shirley (Roy) Cook (Calgary), Lloyd (Adele) Hillmer (Calgary), and Barb (Terry) Graham (Lethbridge); grandchildren: Jolene, Drew, Hayes, Saige, Austin and Nicole; five great-grandchildren and many, many friends, all of whom were close. His faithful companion, Muttley, predeceased Fred. His latest companion, Suzie, misses him. Friends may meet with the family for prayers at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13St. N. Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, October 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will held at ST. JOHN¹S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North, 2 Street West, Magrath, Alberta on Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Brian Amison officiating. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. (Irish Epitaph)
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

HINATSU
JANET YUKIKO HINATSU, beloved wife of the late Roy Hinatsu, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

MAEGAARD
BIRTHE MAEGAARD of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Birthe was born in Randers, Denmark on May 12, 1954. In 1956 at the age of 2 years, Birthe, her parents and two siblings immigrated to Canada and came to Lethbridge where she has resided ever since. She is survived by her children Jason, Sonya (Russall) Hunter, Christie Mills (Michael Jose) and her grandchildren. She is also remembered by her father Jorgen (Betty), her sisters Annette (Richard) Ellingson, Carole Lee (George) Krysak, brother John (Anne Marie) Maegaard, and many nieces and nephews. Birthe was predeceased by her mother Inger in June of 2004, and her grandparents in Denmark and Canada. At Birthe¹s request, there will be a private family service at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7
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

MANN
LILLY ALICE MANN, beloved wife of Norman W. Mann of Turin, AB., passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of age of 73 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

MARY ONDRIK
1924 ~ 2013
Mary Ondrik of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of John Ondrik Sr passed away at Edith Cavell Care Center on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 70 years John Ondrik, she is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Jerry) Kopjar, John (Teri) Ondrik Jr; her grandchildren Peggy Kopjar, Sandra (Josh) Melling, Brian (Jolynn) Kopjar; great grandchildren, Kody, Quentin, Bryce Kopjar, Taylor Melling. She is predeceased by her parents John (1970) and Anna (1938) Kovach, her infant daughter Peggy Ann Ondrik in 1951 and her great granddaughter Shelby Sharon Melling in 2001. She is also survived her brothers and sisters-in-laws, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary came to Canada from Turice, Czechoslovakia with her mother and father at the age of 12 years. They resided in Lethbridge until 1942 when they moved to Sentinal Alberta. She met and married John at the age 19. In 1957, Mary and John moved back to Lethbridge where they opened a family business where they worked together for 20 years until their retirement. Prayers for Mary will be held on Thursday October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday October 25, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Mary lived her last three years at the Edith Cavell Care Centre and the family would like to acknowledge and thank all of those who provided Mary with wonderful care and compassion during her residency. Thank you the Catholic Women`s League for all of their support over the last 30 years of Mary`s membership.
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

PETER TYMBURSKI
1928 ~ 2013
Mr. Peter Tymburski beloved husband of Mrs. Katherine Tymburski passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 7:00pm ­ 8:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Coaldale Community Cemetery. A Memorial service will follow at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114-18 Street, Coaldale, AB. 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

SLANISKY
LENA SLANISKY (nee Genoway), a woman whose perseverance was known to many, died peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, October 18, 2013, at the age of 99 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Peter Slanisky, her parents Joseph and Antonia Genoway, her sisters Genevieve (Walter) Muyres, Helen (Sid) Leuchowski, Emily (Edwin) Slugoski, brothers Anothe (Krystyna) Genoway, Edmund (Elsie) Genoway and Edward Genoway. Lena is
survived by her sons, Jonas (Shirley) Slanisky of Lethbridge, AB. and
Jerrold (Diane) Slanisky of Mississauga, ON, four grandchildren and four
great grandchildren, Christopher (Jenny) Slanisky and their children Taevz, Maddux and Evra (Calgary, AB),Katherine (Brian) Page and their son Logan (Calgary, AB), Laura (Andrew) Houthuys (Lethbridge, AB) and Lena Slanisky (Mississauga, ON). She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Elsie Genoway and Krystyna Genoway, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lena was born February 16, 1914, in Rama, Saskatchewan, the third child in a family of seven. She loved growing up on the farm with her sisters and brothers and even after leaving Rama, she made many visits back ³home² to visit family and friends. One of her joys was the time spent visiting around the kitchen table with loved ones. During WW II, Lena left Rama for Fort William, ON. Here she joined the war effort as a ³Rosie the Riveter², constructing airplanes in the Canada Car plant. It was in Fort William (Thunder Bay) that she met Peter Slanisky, also a Saskatchewan transplant. Lena and Peter were married in 1943. They spent all of their married life in Thunder Bay where they raised their sons Jonas and Jerry. Lena loved everything to do with gardening and could make anything grow from the tiny slips she was always gathering. It was always a surprise to see the colour scheme she would choose for her front yard flower display. The back yard would consistently yield a huge harvest of fruits and vegetables. An avid supporter of Our Lady of Loretto Parish in Thunder Bay, she participated in many activities at the church. In particular, Lena enjoyed her work with the Catholic Women¹s League for which she was honoured with a lifetime membership. In the late 1990¹s, Lena decided to leave the family home in Thunder Bay to come to Alberta to be closer to family. She stayed with Anothe and Krystyna for a time and later settled in Lethbridge. Lena lived in her own home in
Lethbridge for several years where she continued to enjoy her indoor plants and outdoor gardening. In 2005, Lena went to live at the Good Samaritan West Highlands Centre, where she resided until her passing. A Prayer Service for Lena will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, October 25, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 ­ 13th St. N, Lethbridge, AB., at 11:00 A.M. Reverend Nathan Siray, Celebrant. Interment to follow at a later date in Thunder Bay where Lena will be laid to rest in St. Andrew’s Cemetery beside her husband Peter.
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

SMITS, Johanna Aria
April 7, 1920 ­ October 18, 2013
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. ­ Romans 5:v1 The Lord peacefully took to His eternal home, on Friday, October 18, 2013, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, Johanna Aria Smits at the age of 93 years. Johanna was born in Oud Alblass, Netherlands, to Jacob and Pietertje Brouwer, and was the eldest of five sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Arie (Donna) of Calgary, Peter of Three Hills, and one daughter Mary Anne (Henry) of Coaldale. There are 11 grandchildren: Kevin, Darren, Lori (Blake), Bobbi, Jeremy, Tim (Jodie), David, Paul (Vickie), Daniel, Rebecca and Rachel. There are 11 great grandchildren: Kristian, Nathan, Amy, Sophie, Aliyah, Lynden, Tanner, Jordan, Alysha, Brandon and Grayson. Three sisters in the Netherlands, Annie, Aria and Dicky (Joost), and 2 nieces and 8 nephews. Pre-deceased by her husband John (1987), her sister Corrie (2005), and her grandson Jason (2011). The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 –
32 Street. South., Lethbridge on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.
Interment will follow in the Horn Hill Cemetery (near Penhold, Alberta) on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Gideon Bible Society, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON. N1H 7A2.
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

THOMPSON 1918-2013
MR. GORDON LEROY THOMPSON, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Norah Thompson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Gordon and his family were blessed to be able to commemorate two major milestones in the last month of his life: his 95th birthday was 12 days before his death and the 9th anniversary of his wife¹s passing was just 5 days prior. He was predeceased by his wife Norah in 2004 and his daughter Patricia in 2000. He is survived by his children: Roger (Susan) Thompson, Donald (Barbara) Thompson, Dorothy (Wolf) Gies and Lyle (Krista) Thompson. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Shauna & Rosalind Thompson, Kirsten, Kell (Trista) & Kai Pedersen, Angela (Danny) Gee, Sarah Thompson, Carmen (Scott) Linton, Nicholas & Nathan Gies and Kaisha, Joshua, Jasmine & Elijah Thompson, along with eight great-granchildren. Gordon was born on the family farm at Coutts on October 8, 1918. He was the youngest of 7 children. He was always proud of his 5 years in service in the Air Force during World War II. Upon returning to his hometown, he met his future wife Norah at a homecoming dance for returning soldiers. They married in 1947 and raised their five children on their family farm. Gordon and Norah retired to Milk River in 1978 and to Lethbridge in 1995. Gordon approached both his work and hobbies
with the same passion and zeal. Whether it was growing pedigreed seed on the farm, golfing every possible day or his prolific wood carving, he always took pride in doing his best. A family man to the end, Gordon Thompson will be greatly missed and remembered fondly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alexander Galt Museum or the Milk River Cemetery Fund. A Celebration of Gordon¹s life will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 25 at 10:00 A.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

WEATHERHEAD, Dorothy Mae
October 16, 1921 – October 20, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Mae
Weatherhead, on October 20, 2013 at the age of 92 in the Claresholm General Hospital. She leaves behind her four children David (Marjorie) Evans, Shelley (David) Rosser, Miles (Wendy) Weatherhead and Lori Gunderson; her eight grandchildren Kevin, Trent, Darren, Scott, Brent, Kelly, Janelle and Brittany; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Sheldon in January of 2009. Dorothy was born in Magrath, Alberta on October 16, 1921, the eldest of two children. She moved to Claresholm with her young son David, where she worked in the Soda Fountain at the  Claresholm Pharmacy. Here she met Sheldon at a community dance and they were married on December 6, 1947. Dorothy was an active member of the Claresholm United Church Women and various church activities
for many decades. Dorothy enjoyed knitting, sewing, word puzzles, Sunday drives and of course, coffee with the ladies. She will be remembered as a loving and nurturing Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, who cherished time with family and friends. Dorothy’s family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Claresholm General Hospital for the excellent care she received and Cottonwood Retirement Village staff for their support. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Claresholm United Church (4803-2 Street West) at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Henry Friesen presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Claresholm United Church Box 638 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 or to the Claresholm Animal Rescue Society Box 2579 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0. 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.

ZYLA WENTZ
1917 ~ 2013
Mrs. Zyla Wentz beloved wife of the late Mr. Chris Wentz passed away at the Edith Cavell Health Centre on Saturday October 19, 2013 at the age of 96 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. 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

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