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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 24, 2013.

Benci
Mary Benci passed away peacefully October 19, 2013 in Brooks at the age of 88 years. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 25 at 2:00 PM from the Victory Church of Brooks. Memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer¹s Society of Alberta, D401 ­ 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0G8. Funeral arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, BROOKS, ALBERTA. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.sfh.ca Telephone 403-362-4636 or Toll Free (866) 362-4652.

BLACK WATER
MR. HARLEY FRAISER BLACK WATER, beloved husband of Agnes Blackwater 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.
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2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
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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
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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. Early in Emma¹s life she cooked for her brother, Martin, while he was at the farm in Arrowwood, Alberta. She left for California, USA with her parents and family and returned to Alberta with her brother and his family in 1938. Emma started work with the Canadian Pacific Railway as a cook in a travelling railway car for the different repair crews. It was while Emma was on an extra shift as a helper in High River that she met Walter (Wally) Dorricott. Emma quit her job in August 1942 and on September 4, 1942 married Wally Dorricott in Calgary. Later in 1942 Wally was transferred to a water pumping station in Manyberries where Emma joined him shortly after. Emma worked at the Red & White General Store and County General Store in Manyberries until Wally was transferred to Lethbridge in 1955. They bought a home in north Lethbridge and lived there until Wally¹s death in 1988. As a founding board member of the Lethbridge Senior Citizen Centre, Emma stayed active volunteering her time at the lottery booth and at Bingo¹s. Emma finally retired from working Bingo¹s when she was 94 but continued to play right up until the age 99. Even though her winnings weren¹t that great, she still enjoyed the atmosphere and the outing. Emma¹s mind was sharp with an amazing recall for details often telling stories of her life in Manyberries, sharing tips for cooking, discussing politics and sports. 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

GIOVINAZZO
MRS. AUDREY GIOVINAZZO (nee Appleton), beloved wife of the late Arthur Giovinazzo of Lethbridge, AB., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 81 years. Audrey is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend. She will always be remembered as a champion for Animal Welfare. At the request of Audrey, no formal funeral service will be held. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa and the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency, ICU and Unit 4B. A special thank you to Dr. D. Walsh In Lieu of flowers, donation may be made in memory of Audrey to the Lethbridge Humane Society – 2920-16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9
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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
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MAINZER
MR. ROBERT MAINZER, beloved husband of Irmgard Anna Mainzer, of Coaldale, Alberta, passed away at St. Michael¹s Care Centre, Lethbridge on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Robert was born in Josefstal, Ukraine on May 19th, 1930 and was married to Irmgard on March 6th, 1951. In April of 1951 they emigrated from Germany to Canada and took up residence in Coaldale, where he resided until his passing. Robert is survived by his wife Irmgard and their six children: Gisela, Peter, Robert Jr., (Lisette), Monika (Kent) Perry, Alvin (Patricia), Kathy (Tim) Lamb; 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Antoine (John) Janzen and Lydia Scholz. Robert was predeceased by his parents Pauline Fedotin, step-father Wasyl (Willy) Fedotin, his father, Waldermar Mainzer, brother-in-law Martin Scholz and nephew Robert ³Bobby² Scholz. The family would like to send a special Thank You to Coaldale Home Care nurses Heidi and Lindsey, as well as Dr. Steven Low and Dr. Shakoor and all the staff at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care for all the care and attention given to him.
Family and friends are welcome to a Celebration of Robert¹s life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 ­ Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, October 24th at 1:00 P.M., with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. A private family interment will be held at the Coaldale Community 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

MARY ONDRIK,
1924 ~ 2013
Mrs. Mary Ondrik, beloved wife of Mr. John Ondrik Sr., passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 89 years. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2013 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Ave South, Lethbridge. 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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NORTH PEIGAN, Karen Faye
Aa pooya ke (Fair woman)
It is with great sadness the Family of Ms. Karen North Peigan, announce her passing on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the age of 49 yrs at her residence in Lethbridge, AB. The two day Wake Service will be starting on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at the Church on the Rock in Brocket, AB. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church on the Rock with Pastor Apostle Manfred North Peigan officiating. To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864

SEDGWICK,
LLOYD SEDGWICK, beloved husband of Marjorie passed away peacefully after a two year struggle with cancer at Lakeridge Health Corporation in Oshawa, Ontario on Saturday October 19, 2013 at the age of 65. Besides his loving wife Marjorie, Lloyd will be forever missed by his daughter that he adored so much, Amanda (John), Marjorie¹s daughter Marie (Che), their children Alex and Elishia and son, Ernest and his daughter Mercedez. Lloyd is also survived by his mother, Audrey Melvin and sisters and brothers Shirley (Les) Elliott, Barry (Sheila) Sedgwick, Randy Sedgwick and Debbie (Scott) Murakami. Lloyd will be dearly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. A Funeral Service will be held at Courtice Funeral Chapel, in Courtice, Ontario on Wednesday, October 23 with a private family service being held in Lethbridge at a later date.

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.
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2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778
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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 Wednesday, 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.
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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
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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 blest 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 Catherine Wentz, beloved wife of the late Mr. Chris Wentz, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 96. Zyla was born in Burdett on June 2, 1917 to John and Katherine Kimmitt. Zyla was a woman of deep faith and great love. Her positive attitude and love of life served as an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Don (Erica) Wentz; three daughters Bev (Joe) Thacker, Cheryl (Gary) Hudak, and Polly Mauro; ten grandchildren: Joe C. (Junko) Thacker, Jeremiah (Alanna) Hudak, April (Bryce) Salvador, Joelyne (Braden) Van Nistelrooy, Analea (Mike) Balint, Tonya (David) Baboneau, Jackie (Dustin) Farfus, Michael (Jamie) Mauro, Jordana Hudak, and Janelle Hudak; as well as 13 great grandchildren. Zyla is also survived by one sister June Judkins and a large extended family. Zyla was predeceased by her granddaughter Melanie Thacker, son-in-law Mike Mauro, six brothers Harold, Ward, Clyde, Lyle, Tommy, and Arlo; and three sisters Inez, Thelma and Lula. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. 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, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment to
follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Zyla lived her last five years at the
Edith Cavell Health Centre and the family would like to acknowledge and
thank all those who were a part of her life during this time. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation in Zyla¹s name be made to the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Women¹s League, 2405- 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0P4. 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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