September 26th, 2016

Tuesday November 5, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 5, 2013.

BERNICE EDITH ROBINSON
1927-2013
With much sadness we bid farewell to a special lady. Bernice passed away with family by her side the evening of October 31 at the Milk River Long Term Care Center.
Bernice was born on August 22, 1927 in Skiff, Alberta and is survived by her children, Shirley Robinson of Milk River; Larry (Brenda) Robinson of Foremost; Sharon ( Harold) Thompson of Milk River; Bev Fleming of Milk River; Bill Robinson of Del Bonita; Bob (Lynda Paul) Robinson of Lethbridge; Sue (Richard) Hall of Lethbridge; 21 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 54 years, Albert Robinson; granddaughter Lyndsay Fellger; son-in-law Ron Fleming; mother and father Agnus and Riley Austin; brothers Ray, Rusty, Jock Frank; sister Gladys, as well as several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 10:00AM to 10:50 AM on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Milk River Fire Fighter Society, Box 467, Milk River, Alberta T0K 1M0 or to the Del Bonita Volunteer Fire Department: Del Bonita, Alberta T0K 0S0.
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

Carol Eloise Poynton of Vauxhall passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Ponoka Long Term Care on October 30, 2013 at the age of seventy–nine years. Carol is survived by her children, Craig (Barb) Poynton and children Nicole and Cameron of Coquitlam, B.C., Valerie (Doug) Keyes and children Conley and Hillary of Leduc, Ab., Kathleen Poynton of Vernon,B.C., Kelly (Ryta Wolf) of Calgary and children Brent (Leah), Rennie, Kaylena of Lethbridge and Cheyenne and Tyler of Calgary. Carol’s sister in law Marion (Poynton) Purschke and daughter Linda (John) Furney and daughter Jess all of Victoria, B.C. Carol was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Bob Poynton, her son James, her parents, George and Ruth Conley, her brother Georgie and her sisters Kathleen and Louise.
Carol Conley, the first child of George and Ruth Conley was born on November 21, 1933 on the family farm in Scandia, Ab. Carol attended school in Scandia and Brooks and earned a University of Calgary teaching certificate followed by her first teaching job in Tilley. Carol married Bob Poynton in 1954 and they farmed together on a mixed grain and beef irrigation farm near Vauxhall. They raised five children to the tune of the west wind. Carol’s passion has always been her family and her cheerful hospitality has been shared by many. The willow, caragana and poplar shelterbelt was planted in the early sixties and, as their trees and children grew, so did the size of Carol’s vegetable garden. Her beautiful gladiola flowers often won first prize in the local agricultural fair. Inside her cozy, welcoming home she had many houseplants, and outside she created a nicely landscaped yard. She taught a year in Hays and later graduated in 1980 from U of L with a B.Ed., she taught in Enchant and later worked as an educational assistant in Vauxhall. Bob and Carol belonged to the Vauxhall St. Steven’s Anglican Church and later St. Theodore’s Anglican in Taber. She was a member of A.C.W. and the Order of the Eastern Star. Carol volunteered at the Vauxhall Public library, a commitment that lasted for twenty years. She especially loved assisting with children’s programs. Carol was on the board of the Alberta Advisory for Mental Health for about fifteen years and for many years she was awarded the fundraising walk trophy for raising the most money for the Lethbridge Schizophrenia Society. Carol and Bob volunteered for many years with the Vauxhall Agricultural Society and they loved taking their Model T Ford in fair parades. They enjoyed travel to many places in North America. Carol and Bob loved their music and they played and sang together around the piano. We treasure our memories of our loving mother, grandmother and friend.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Vauxhall Mennonite Church, 320 9th Street North, Vauxhall, with a United Church minister presiding, followed by burial in the Vauxhall Cemetery. The family of Carol Poynton invite you to join them at the church for a fellowship lunch following the Cemetery Service. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Friends of the Vauxhall Library, Box 265, Vauxhall, AB. T0K 2K0. To express condolences to Carol’s family please visit
http://www.womboldfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
403.783.3122

EDWARD MCLAUGHLIN
1926 ~ 2013
Mr. Edward McLaughlin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy McLaughlin passed away on Sunday November 3, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604- 13 Street North, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday November 7, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH.
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 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

FLORENCE “FLO” JESSIE MCDONALD (NEE FORSYTH)
1924 ~ 2013
Florence “Flo” Jessie McDonald (nee Forsyth), beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward McDonald, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Flo was born April 6, 1924 in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. She grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she met and married Edward James McDonald on December 1, 1942. Flo worked at the Lethbridge Municipal/Regional Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1987. Flo enjoyed Bingo, cards, fishing, and especially going to Jack Pot, Nevada with her husband and best friend Lydia.
She is survived by her daughter Gloria (Brian) Gouthreau. Her grandchildren Ryan Murkin, Stacey (Glenn) Murkin, Colleen Murkin, Ed (Jennifer) Russell, Trevor Russell, Sean (Karen) Gouthreau, Sandra (Dave) Hollihan; great-grandchildren Michael, Trevor, Stephan Murkin, Joel Cross, Kurtis, Allison Russell, Courtney Gillis, Halle Gouthreau, Tyler Ford, Michael Head; sister-in-law Edna McDonald, and brother-in-law Jack (Lorraine) McDonald.
Besides her loving husband Ed in 2001, Flo is predeceased by her infant son James in 1947, son Larry in 1968; mother Helen Forsyth; sisters Chris Rogers, Annabell Parisian, Bessie McLauchin, Maggie Robillard and Dorothy Forsyth; brothers-in-law Fred, Tom, Ronald and Robert McDonald; and sisters-in-law Pearl Hynnie and Alice Woolsey.
Thank you to Dr. Ryan Derman for his care over these past years, the E.R. doctors and staff, Floor 4A nurses, Dr. Sala and a special thank you to the St. Theresa Villa, 2nd Floor Dementia Staff.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, November 8, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Flo’s beloved ‘Poyeye’ to the Lethbridge Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6 or the Alzheimer Society, #402, 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 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

FLOYD T. McNABB
1922 – 2013
The family announces that the death of Floyd McNabb occurred at Royal University Hospital on October 29th 2013. A Life Celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 6th 2013 at 11:00 am at Grosvenor Park United Church (14th and Cumberland). At complete obituary notice will be carried in Monday’s edition of this newspaper. Condolences may be sent to mail@saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME 244-5577.

Jessie Little Moustache
1977 – 2013
It is with great sadness, that the Family of Jessie Little Moustache, announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Calgary, AB. at the age of 35 years.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Brocket at 3:00pm, with Fr. Freddy Valdivia as Celebrant. The wake will be held on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at 5:00pm at the residence of John Little Moustache in Brocket, AB. The Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Community Hall on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 11:00am with Fr. Freddy Valdivia as Celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Brocket Cemetery.
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864 http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Kim Carla “Kimbo” Provost & Conrad Wayne “Patches” Provost
Imiiaki (Smiling Woman) & Siibisto (Owl)
1981 – 2013 1975 – 2013
It is with great sadness, that the Family of Kim & Conrad Provost, announce their sudden passing on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 32 & 38 years.
The wake will be held on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 3:00pm at the residence of Gilbert Provost in Brocket, AB. The Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Community Hall on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 2:00pm with Reverend Margaret Water Chief, Officiating.
To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864

KOLK
TINA (TRYNTJE) KOLK (DONKERSGOED) beloved wife of the late Herman Kolk of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away with great peace and dignity on November 2, 2013 at the beautiful age of 82 years.
Tine was a lady of ‘true grit’ and quiet faith and lived her life to the fullest.
She was born in Holland and immigrated with her family to Canada in 1948.
Tine was not a stranger to loss and sisters Janny (Steve), Gerry (Hank) and brother Bert (Dina) left this world before Tine.
Tine married Herman in 1953 and was a wonderful mother to her two children Paul (Linda) and Marion (Ron). Grandson Aaron (Jennifer) was a source of joy to his Oma.
Her sisters Hennie, (Arie), Anna (late Meindert) , and Stiena (Hank) were a huge part of Tine’s life as were brothers Gerrit (Joanne), Tymen, (Mary) and Ken (Dinie).
One of Tine‘s greatest gifts was her ability to make and maintain marvelous friends who will miss her dearly.
Tine loved to knit and many brand new babies have modeled her handiwork.
Tears will be shed, and laughter will be shared at a Celebration of Life that will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor 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

Lee Lepp
Lee (Helen) Lepp entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour on November 2, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident, at the age of 80 years.
Lee was born in Radner, Saskatchewan on March 5, 1933 to Abram and Mary Neufeld, the fifth of eleven children. In 1948, the family moved to Coaldale, finally settling in a community after moving too many times to count.
In 1956 Lee married Edward Lepp and together built a life north of Vulcan where they farmed for almost 50 years. Ed and Lee enjoyed many winters in Yuma and travelling all over North American in their R.V. After Ed’s passing in 2004, she continued to go south in the winter and had many travels with her good friends Esther Mensinger, Helanda Hartung and Betty Anderson.
Lee leaves to mourn: children Jean (Mel) Vaselenak, Karen (Jim) Laturnus, Dawna (Al) Lyon and Ken (Carrie) Lepp, 9 grandchildren: Alan Vaselenak (Tamara), Janel Martens (Benny), Kyle Laturnus, Devin Laturnus (Anamaria), Renae Hale (Robbie), Sarah Lepp, Colin Lepp, Erin Lepp, Andrew Warren and 3 great-grandchildren along with 7 siblings Liz Ens (Abe), John Neufeld (Lucy), Dave Neufeld (Rose), Edith Unrau (Bill), Louise Wiebe (Tex), Peter Neufeld (Glenda) and Jack Neufeld (Anna Mae), sisters in law Elenor Cummings (Del), MaryAnn Bergen (Henry) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ed, siblings and their spouses Mary Friesen (Bill), Kathy Epp (Melvern) and Abe Neufeld (Bernice).
Celebration of Life Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Vulcan Cultural Recreation Centre Pastor David Skinner officiating.
Inurnment at a later date Coaldale Cemetery.
On the morning of November 2nd, Lee and Esther were on their way to Lethbridge to stuff shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. In honour of her memory and in lieu of flowers, please pack a shoebox or donate to Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

LOUISE CATHERINE ZDUN
1937 ~ 2013
Louise Catherine Zdun of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Fred Zdun, passed away peacefully surrounded by her 3 children at St. Michael’s Health Centre- Palliative Care on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
Louise is a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Louise was presented with many obstacles/challenges but because of her strength and the love of her children and life itself- she endured for 3 months.
Louise was passionate and fostered many children over the past years; all the children know her as “Grandma”; a Grandma with a kind, compassionate heart. She enjoyed and loved her many pets and they had a special place in her heart.
Louise is survived by her two daughters Wanda Degenstein (Elmer, Takoa, and Sunshine) and Shellie Zdun (Garian, Branden, Ashley and children, Nick and Austin and foster children), and her son John Zdun (Jennifer and children).
Besides her loving husband Fred, Louise was predeceased by her parents Bertha and Frank Nagy.
Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of St. Michael’s Palliative Care.
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

PASTACHAK
THOMAS GALE PASTACHAK
beloved father, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 58.
Tom was born September 17, 1955 in Niagara Falls. Some of his favourite pastimes were building engines and riding bikes with his son Tom. He also loved being a grandpa and spoiling the kids.
He is survived by a large family: his son Thomas Pastachak and wife Melissa Pastachak; his daughters Priscilla, Jamie, Beckey, and Katrina Pastachak, his mother Verna Couttie and brothers and sisters: Brad, Tim, Shawn, Kristy, and Cheryl Couttie.
He was a devoted father, friend and family man. Everywhere Tom went he met and touched people’s hearts. He will be dearly loved and missed by all.
A Memorial Reception will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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

PETER GREEN
1929 ~ 2013
Mr. Peter Green, beloved husband of Mrs. Olive Green, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the age of 84 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

WILLIAM LAING
Mr. William Laing, beloved husband of Mrs. Doreen Laing, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the age 85 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Send condolences at
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
http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Richard Tarnasky
1962 – 2013
Richard Warren Tarnasky, beloved companion of Joyce Klok, passed away in Taber on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the age of 51 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.    

Garry Valgardson
1931 – 2013
It is with deep sadness that the family of Gerald Reid Valgardson announce his passing in Lethbridge on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, November 6, 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 Wednesday, November 6, 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.
Garry is survived by his children Debi (Larry) Barnwell of Bozeman, Montana, Kevin (Karen) Valgardson of Lethbridge, Jennifer Valgardson of Taber, Brad (Tammi) Parker of Coaldale, Sylvia Jensen of Brooks, Perry Parker of Calgary, Sheri Parker of Taber; twenty one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Ethel (Bob) Stephenson of St. George, Utah; brother Ronald (Connie) Valgardson of Taber; sisters-in-law Donna Valgardson and Tory Valgardson both of Taber and by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents William and May Valgardson; his siblings and spouses Bill Valgardson, Norma (Van) Haslam, Thelma (Cliff) Rawsthorne, LaRue (Al) Carter and Howard Valgardson; Loretta Clark (the mother of Debi and Kevin) and Patti Valgardson (the mother of Jennifer, Brad, Sylvia, Perry and Sheri).
Garry was born on February 25, 1931 in Taber where he resided all his life. He farmed there for many years, growing sugar beets and corn, becoming well known for the quality of his Valgardson corn, for which he received many awards over the years. Garry had a passion for cars and enjoyed restoring antique vehicles for which he also received many awards. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was generous and kind to all he knew. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends, but will always be remembered in their hearts.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Garry’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.
The family would like to express appreciation to all of the doctors and the nursing staff who have cared for Garry, for the compassionate care they provided to him.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

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