September 29th, 2016

Friday October 25, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 28, 2013.

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. Don’t 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
Edwin (Roger) Parsonage passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 94 years.
Edwin is survived by his loving wife Lila; his children Shirley (Dalton) Stafford of Lethbridge, AB, Roy (Mildred) Parsonage of Vernon, BC, and Darlene (Carter) Willness of Robson, BC. He leaves 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Edwin was predeceased by his brother, Arthur and sister Alice Farough.
Edwin was born to Fred and Lucy Parsonage on the family farm at Reston, Manitoba on February 15, 1919. He left the farm to join the navy where he served until 1945. In 1947, he married Lila Farough, his wife of 66 years. He worked for the Manitoba Hydro in Brandon, Manitoba until his retirement in 1979. Roger and Lila relocated to Lethbridge in 1980 and moved into the Blue Sky Lodge in January of this year.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 28, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

FREDERICK GORDON HILLMER
March 12, 1939 –
October 19, 2013
FREDERICK GORDON HILLMER passed away following a short illness on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
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. JOHN’S 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.
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

GENEVIEVE “JENNIE” EMERY
1911 ~ 2013
After celebrating her 102 birthday in August, Genevieve “Jennie” Marie Emery peacefully passed away on October 11, 2013 at the West Highland Centre on the west side of Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 25, 2013 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in West Lethbridge at 355 Columbia Blvd.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

GEORGE WALTER
1940 ~ 2013
On the evening of October 23, 2013, George Walter passed away peacefully into the arms of his loving Saviour at the age of 72 years.
Dad (George) was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 30, 1940 to Elias and Barbara Walter. He moved from Raley to Brocket Colony where he grew up and farmed with his family. On July 14, 1963, Dad married the love of his life, Mary Gross. God blessed their marriage with three sons and two daughters, and together they faced life’s sorrows and joys, making many happy memories. Dad loved spending time with his family; and teaching them about the Lord was his highest priority and joy.
In 1996, Mom (Mary) passed away after 33 years of marriage. In the year 2006, Dad moved to Lethbridge until the time of his passing.
Dad leaves behind to cherish many memories, his family Philip (Laura), Emily, Caitlyn, Dennis, Lane, Meghan; Esther (George), Jordan, Dustin, Sharlene, and Adam; Mary Ann; Paul (Clara), Isaiah, Amy and Rebecca; David (Linda), Howard, Allison, Kerri; also two surviving brothers Eli (Barbra) and Frank (Marj) and their families.
A gathering of family and friends in memory of George will be held from 7:00- 9:00pm on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

HINATSU
JANET YUKIKO HINATSU of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on October 23, at the age of 77 years.
Janet is survived by her two sons, Neil of Lethbridge, and Jim (Maureen) of Saskatoon, her son-in-law Bruce Todd of Calgary and her five grandchildren: Alexander (Erika) Todd, Nicholas Todd, Emily Hinatsu, Amanda Hinatsu and Daniel Hinatsu.
She is also survived by her sisters Jean (Rocky) Oishi and Shirley (Stanley) Koyanagi both of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Janet was predeceased by her husband Roy, her daughter Lorraine Hinatsu-Todd, her parents and her brother Cecil Takahashi.
Janet was born in Sunbury-Delta, BC on January 18, 1936 and raised in Magrath, Alberta. She worked for Empress Foods for 20 years, retiring from their Quality Control lab in 1998.
Janet was active in her church, enjoyed travelling, having fun at casinos, but most of all she loved her garden and actively maintained her flowers and vegetables until she became ill.
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, October 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME at 703 – 13 St. North, Lethbridge.
A private funeral service for family will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations on Monday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Izumi officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of Koden and flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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

HUUMONEN
MARY SUMIKO HUUMONEN (nee Kariatsumari) passed away unexpectedly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the age of 67 years. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Lisa (Cameron) Sutherland and granddaughters Ella and Sophie.
Mary was born in Cardston, AB in 1946. She was the youngest daughter of Fujiye and Tokiyoshi Kariatsumari. She is survived by her brother Koji (Elaine) Kari, and sisters Yoko (Danny – deceased) Nishimura, Heidi (Yoichi – deceased) Oishi, Jan (Tak) Okamura and Irene Karia. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Rick.
Mary spent most of her youth in Picture Butte helping on the family farm growing sugar beets, potatoes and vegetables. She graduated from Medical Lab Sciences at the University of Alberta in 1968. Mary worked for many years at the Victoria General Hospital as a Microbiology Lab Technician. She moved to Vancouver upon retirement to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
Mary was a devoted and active grandmother and will be remembered for her ‘adventure walks’. Mary loved dogs. Willy, her cocker spaniel, was her beloved companion. She loved travelling “anywhere” and was a great travel companion for family and friends. She spent countless hours tending her flower garden, playing card games and going to the casino with her sisters.
Mary was unfortunately diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) earlier this year. She faced this disease with courage and grace. She made the most of her time doing what she loved most, surrounded by the people most dear to her. Her greatest fear was the thought of becoming a burden to her family and friends. She will be remembered for her ever-present smile, easy companionship, and her open and accepting nature. Mary had a generous spirit and always put the welfare of others before her own.
The family would like to thank the countless healthcare professionals and agencies who assisted Mary on this journey.
A family service will held on Saturday, October 26, at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA (470 40th St. S, Lethbridge, AB), with Rev. Izumi officiating. Koden and flowers gratefully declined. If you so desire, donations may be made in memory of Mary to the ALS Society of B.C. (1233-13351 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, B.C., V6V 2X7)
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

JOHANNA GOERZEN
1921 ~ 2013
Johanna Catharina Goerzen of Lethbridge, AB, beloved wife of the late John Goerzen, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
Joanne was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on August 31, 1921 to Gerrit and Trijntje van Hulst. She was the eldest of eight siblings all working or attending school in Rotterdam, until the second World War suddenly interrupted their laughter, hopes and dreams. By God’s grace her family was spared and in the late 1940’s Joanne immigrated to Ontario, Canada where she and her late husband Roy Milton Hancock started their lives. In 1967 they moved to Lethbridge with their children, Evelyn Hancock of Calgary, Ken (Barb) Hancock of Calgary, Julie (Jim) Matthews of Lethbridge and Richard Hancock of Lethbridge (deceased March 15, 2009).
Joanne was blessed with grandchildren Alicia (Mark) Bulmer, Nathan (Alexis Pooley) Matthews, Amara (Tomas Morante) Matthews, Meghan Wolfe, Derek Wolfe, Taryn Hancock, Stacy Hancock, and Ryan (Nadia) Hancock, and great-grandchildren Ira Matthews and Wynton Morante.
Joanne so dearly loved her sisters, brothers and their families Connie (Cor) Delight, Leah (Harry deceased) Newhouse, Trudy (Gail deceased) Dyreng, Armond (Nancy) van Hulst, Aaron (deceased) van Hulst, George (Rit) van Hulst, France (Hennie) van Hulst, both deceased.
Her employment included Joanne’s Dog Grooming, Consignment Clothing, Lifetime Cookware, Electrolux Vacuums, Retail Sales, Carpet Cleaning and Water Purification Systems.
She enjoyed family, vacations, walks in the coulees, pottery, painting, her many pets, reading and crossword puzzles.
A special heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, who cared for Joanne.
Joanne will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
At Joanne’s request a private family service will be held.
Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village, 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

MANN
LILY 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.
A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 528 Maple Crescent, Picture Butte on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.
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 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 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

PETER TYMBURSKI
1928 ~ 2013
Peter Tymburski, beloved husband of Katherine Tymburski passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at the age of 85.
Peter was born June 26, 1928, in Krakow, Poland to Michael and Kataryna Tymburski. As a toddler, Peter and his mother immigrated to Canada to join his father in Coaldale. He loved growing up and working on the family farm. He was the eldest child who loved and cared for his 4 younger sisters.
On January 9, 1954, he married Mary H. Wiens. Together they were blessed with two daughters and two sons. A significant turning point in Peter’s life came when he and his wife, Mary, gave their hearts and lives to the Lord.
His introduction to trucking was with Murray Transport. He began his lifelong trucking career for Mr. Al Foder owner of H & R Transport. He started with local grocery runs and expanded his driving to the western provinces and U.S. Despite being on the road, he was very devoted to his family. He retired in the early 1990’s from trucking.
A new chapter began with personal travelling, gardening and helping family and neighbors wherever and whenever help was needed.
In August 2000, Mary, his wife of 46 years passed away and went to be with her Lord and Saviour. After a time of mourning he prayerfully chose and married Katherine Wiens, April 20, 2012. Together they continued to enjoy their devotional life, travelling and gardening.
On Palm Sunday 2010, Peter suffered a major stroke which resulted in his being hospitalized and then moving to Good Samaritan Society – Park Meadows Village where he resided until his passing.
Through this life’s journey he continued to be steadfast in Bible reading and prayer, frequently ending his prayers with “Thank-you Heavenly Father for the freedom and abundance in this land”.
He was predeceased by his parents Michael and Kataryna Tymburski and his first wife Mary. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Katherine, children Gloria and Ron Dueck, Diane and Peter Starrenburg, William and Janet Tymburski, and Calvin and Anita Tymburski, grandchildren Trevor and Ashley Dueck, Darcy and Whitney Dueck, Barb and Terry Guse, Jeffery Starrenburg, Jordan, Ashley, Eric, Anthony and Joshua Tymburski, Jaclyn Tymburski, Jared and Julianna Tymburski and Ethan Tymburski and great-grandchildren Brennan Dueck and Jayden Guse. Much loved are his four sisters Mary Insley, Rose Zgurski, Sandra (Alfred) Ebner, and Leslie (Melvin) Barton; and also all of his very special nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday October 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Coaldale Community Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 26, 2013 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114-18 St., Coaldale, AB.
If friends or family desire, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Society-Park Meadows Village or Gideon Bible Society, P.0. Box 3619, Guelph, ON, N1H 7A2
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROBERT BACH
1920 ~ 2013
Mr. Robert Bach, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Bach, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 93 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 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

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.
 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.
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
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.
The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – 32 Street.S., Lethbridge on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Horn Hill Cemetery (near Penhold, Alberta) on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1 p.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

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.
A Celebration of Gordon’s 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.

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