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Friday November 8, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 8, 2013.

ANGELIKA ILSE FILGAS
1958 ~ 2013
Angelika Ilse Filgas of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Robert David Filgas, passed away suddenly on October 31, 2013 at the age of 55 years.
Cherished memories of Angelika are held in the hearts of her soul mate of forty-three years, Robert Filgas and their four children, Crystal (Darren) Stevenson, Teresa (Mich) Vankriken, Jason Filgas, and the late David Filgas all of Lethbridge; her grandchildren Cayley, David, Alissia, and Valerie; mother Frieda (Ken), sister Elaine, brother Arnold; and all of her extended family, too numerous to mention.
Angelika was predeceased by her father Arno Lemke, son David Filgas and many other family members.
Angelika was born in Lethbridge April 27, 1958. She attended elementary school in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and continued her education in Lethbridge to eventually become a registered nurse. She began her life as a nurse at St. Michael’s palliative care for six years and at Edith Cavell Nursing Home since 2007.
She enjoyed movies, books, playing games on her computer, camping, swimming and traveling; especially to Vegas. She dearly loved her pets and the time she cherished most was spent with her family.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm- 9:00pm on Monday, November 11, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9.
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

ANNE PETIOT,
1926 ~ 2013
Mrs. Anne Petiot, beloved wife of the late Mr. Adolphe Petiot, passed away St. Therese Villa, on Thursday, November 07, 2013 at the age of 86 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

BERNARD “BERNIE” CARRIERE
Mr. Bernard “Bernie” Carriere, beloved husband of Mrs. Susan Carriere passed away at the Foothills Hospital, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Monday, November 11, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant.
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

Brown, Yutta Wilfreda (Petek)
March 6, 1946 –
November 5, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Yutta, after an unexpected illness, on Tuesday November 5th, 2013 in Calgary. She is survived by her husband Ron Brown of Calgary; the Petek children Bernice (James), Steven (Rose), Jeannet and Katrina (Dallas); seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two step children, Larry and Lorne Brown, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Yutta is also survived by her siblings Reinhald, Helga, Oswin, Renee and Heinz.
Yutta resided in Calgary but was a long time resident of Claresholm. She was born March 6, 1946 in Saxon, Germany. Anyone who knew Yutta knows she was a bright spark in this world. Her amazing laugh was only outshone by her larger than life bubbly personality.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday November 9th, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Leyden’s Chapel of Remembrance (4079 1st Street West, Claresholm) with Pastor Stefan Ulrich presiding. A luncheon will follow at the Claresholm Community Centre.
The family requests that you bring a single flower to the service to build a bouquet.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Yutta’s memory may be made to Claresholm and District Palliative Care c/o Claresholm General Hospital, Box 610 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.

FLORENCE “FLO” 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.
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

GORDON
Passed away after a short illness, WAYNE LEO GORDON, of Lethbridge, Alberta. Survived by his sisters, Audrey Boisverts, Violet (Gary) Underhill , Gloria Ludwig, and brother, Ron (Lynn) Gordon, numerous nieces and nephews, three children, two step-daughters and four grandchildren.
Predeceased by parents, James and Violet, and older brothers, Marvin and Jim
No service at the request of the family.
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

HECK
ANTON “TONY” HECK, beloved husband of the late Helen Heck, of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at the AdaptaCare Personal Care Home, on Monday, November 4th, 2013, at the age of 95 years. Lovingly remembered by his three children, Jerry (Pat) of Sherwood Park, Gary (Sheila) of Lethbridge and Bernadette (Jerry) Veres of Lethbridge, 8 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Anton was born in Regina, Saskatchewan , on December 1, 1918, son of Hieronymus and Anna Mary (Schmidt) Heck. Anton moved to the Burdett area at the age of 10 years and moved to the Grassy Lake area upon his marriage to his love and lifelong companion , Helen (Wentz) , on November 12, 1940. He worked in the coal mine prior to serving a time in the Canadian Army, hauling fuel, farming, and purchasing and operating a service station (Texaco), with a lunch counter operated by Helen. In May, 1958, they sold the business and Anton joined the Alberta Wheat Pool, serving as agent in Etzikom, Purple Springs and Coaldale until his retirement in 1983, whereupon they moved to Lethbridge. Anton had a strong work ethic which served as a role model, as well as a strong commitment of giving service to church, community and fellow man, especially those in need. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition, he was a ‘prayer warrior’, praying many daily rosaries for family and friends. He was a happy, gentle spirit who was loved, respected and appreciated by those who had the privilege of knowing him. He loved sharing jokes, yodeling and dancing with family and friends. Anton was a family man who loved spending time with his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren . Family gatherings were especially happy occasions for him.
Anton is survived by his three children, Jerry (Pat) of Sherwood Park, and their children Michael (Nicole) Heck, Jeri-Lynn (Darrin) Annibale ,Karen (Mike) Prive and adopted daughter Elena Zerea ; Gary (Sheila) of Lethbridge and their children Nikki (Tony) Cale and James (Nikki) Heck; and Bernadette (Jerry) Veres of Lethbridge and their children Gabe (Verna) Mabin and Duncan (Jaime) Mabin, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother John (Jean) Heck and sisters Florence (George ) Thacker , Marjorie Ross and step-sister Francis Wentz.
Anton was predeceased by his parents Hieronymus and Anna Mary, his step-father Andrew Volk, a great-granddaughter Lauren Annibale , brother Frank Heck and step-brothers John Volk, Frank Volk, and step-sister Anna Mary Hurt.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Street South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
If friends so desire memorial donations in Anton’s name can be made to the All Saints Church Building Fund, c/o All Saints Parish, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4. Charitable receipts will be given.
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

JACOB KLASSEN
1914-2013
JACOB KLASSEN , born March 8 1914, in Chortitza, Russia, passed away peacefully October 4, 2013 in Lethbridge Alberta.
Jake is survived by his siblings: Bertha Patkau, Anne Harder, Leona Dick, John T. Klassen, Waldemar Klassen and Irene Bergen and his precious friend and companion Helen Jorgensen.
His surviving children are: Jack (Rita) Klassen, Richard (Rhonda) Klassen, and Beverly (Mike) Hall.
Jake was predeceased by his wife Katherine and his son Donald, his grandson Darren, his daughter-in-law Kathleen (Richard), and his former wife Anne. Although the oldest of eleven adult siblings, he was predeceased by his brothers Henry, Rudy Enns and Leonard, and his sister Mary McLaughlin, as well as Gerhard and Ernest who died in infancy.
Jake immigrated to Canada in 1923 and settled in Southern Alberta. He was a very active and contributing member of the Vauxhall community where he and his wife Katherine (Katie) farmed and raised their four children.
The family moved from Vauxhall to Sanford, Manitoba in 1958 to establish Diamond K Farms. Jake, Katie and Bev returned to Southern Alberta in 1969.
The family is grateful to the staff at St. Therese Villa for making Jake’s life comfortable and happy.
A celebration of Jake’s life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10 at The Galt Museum in Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to one of the following: Covenant Health (St. Therese Villa), The Mennonite Central Committee Disaster Services, or the Alzheimer’s Society.
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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JOHANNA (ELMA) HOGEWONING
1919 ~ 2013
Johanna (Elma) Harmina Hogewoning, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert (Bob) Hogewoning, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Long Term Hospital, on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the age of 94 years.
Elma was born on August 3, 1919 in Hengelo, Gelderland, Holland. Elma and her husband moved to Canada in 1957 to Ontario and then later in 1966 to Lethbridge. Elma worked for Golden Bridge Hotel cleaning rooms for years and then worked banquets for Sven Ericksen’s Restaurant and the Lethbridge exhibition. In her spare time she would love to walk, crochet, and play bingo; she was very socialable, loving, caring and a very happy lady.
Elma was predeceased by her faithful, loving husband Bob Hogewoning in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Yvonne (Charles) Graham of Milk River, her son John Hogewoning of the United States; her beloved grandchildren Ashley Graham, Robert Graham and Tara Hogewoning; as wells as several sisters brothers, nieces and nephews and their families in the Netherlands.
Elma’s cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel, and her ashes will lay to rest beside her husband at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, Alberta.
In memory of Elma, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, #162, 200 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4C9.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
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

JOHNSTON
Verda Mary Johnston passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Edward Johnston. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Don (Karen) of Medicine Hat and two grandchildren, Dwayne (Shandi) and Stephanie (Aaron) Gow; one sister, Pearl (Parley) Bagley as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Ruby and Lorraine Clifton; her husband Edward on January 25, 2010 and two brothers, Elmer and George. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the Church of Latter Day Saints, (7 Saamis Rotary Way SW, Medicine Hat) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Bryan Heninger officiating. Interment will take place in the Magrath Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut #124 – 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Medicine Hat and District Branch 102 73 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat. T1A 1J2. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Verda Johnston, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome .com and leave a message of condolence.
Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

KOLK
TINE (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

MARTINO “MARTIN” FIORILLI
1928 ~ 2013
Mr. Martino “Martin” Fiorilli, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Vincenzina “Enza” Fiorilli, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 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

RICK OVERN
It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of a treasured husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Rick Overn on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care at the age of sixty-nine.
Born in Magrath, Alberta on October 12, 1944, Rick was a son to Roy and Leta Overn and a brother to Joy, Midge, Allen and Karen. In the early 1950’s, the Overn family moved to Lethbridge where Rick attended school. He met and married the love of his life, Joanne and together they raised two wonderful daughters, Shelly and Kari. Throughout their 48 years together, Joanne supported and encouraged Rick’s interests and hobbies which were many and varied. He was a master electrician, loved to hunt, fish and golf, worked as a dental technician and pharmacy technician and through the LSCO took great delight in learning and honing his skills as a wood carver, wood burner and artist. Rick possessed no end of talent when it came to working with wood and he created many pieces of oak furniture for his family and friends. Working with his sons-in-law he also crafted three cedar strip canoes (one for each family) as well as his kayak.
Rick was extremely proud of his girls and “his boys”, his daughter’s husbands. When they presented him with grandchildren, his joy knew no bounds. He loved and adored each of them equally. Thus, along with his cherished wife, Joanne, and devoted daughters Shelly (Paul) and Kari (John), Rick leaves to mourn his beloved grandchildren Dylan, Rowan, Ryder and Talia. Also grieving his loss will be his sisters Joy, Midge and Karen, his brother Allen, his sisters-in-law Deanna (Ken) Jeanette, and Cheryl, many nieces and nephews and countless friends whose lives were enriched through knowing him. Rick was predeceased by two infant brothers Rodney and Roger, his parents, Roy and Leta, father-in-law, Ken Waters, mother-in-law, Willa Waters, and brother-in-law Roy Johnson.
A Celebration of Life will take place at the LSCO on Saturday, November 16th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The family requests that everyone dress casually for this gathering, as Rick was most comfortable in jeans and a shirt. Flowers are gratefully declined. If people so wish, donations in Rick’s name may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 -9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, T1J 4V5. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff in Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion during the last weeks of Rick’s life.
Rest in peace dear Ricky, knowing that you take with you the love and friendship of all who are left behind. May your spirit glow and your light forever shine.

WILLIAM (BILL) LAING
1927 ~ 2013
Mr. William (Bill) Laing of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Doreen Laing, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
Bill was born in Roseisle, Manitoba on November 14, 1927 to Madge and William Laing. The 4th of a family of seven children and growing up in Medicine Hat, AB, Bill started his work life early, at the age of 16 on the railroad. He eventually moved in to the trades and worked many years in pipe fitting. Although he was a tradesman, his passion was with his Ham Radio and computing hobbies. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and his favourite dog Buddy.
Besides his loving wife Doreen Laing, Bill is survived by his sons Robin and Shane Laing; his grandchildren Cuinn and Zoe; his sister Jean (Ramsey); brothers Jim and Mervin (Laing); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Madge and William; his first wife Ivy and his brothers Raymond and John, and sister Sylvia (Sailer).
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, November 8, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Bill will be loved and missed dearly by all those who knew him.
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

WILMA HUSCH
1938 ~ 2013
Mrs. Wilma Husch (nee Langkopf), beloved wife of Mr. Richard Husch, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the age of 75 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323- 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 or a charity of one’s choice.
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

Mike Kleinsasser
1941 – 2013
Mickel John Kleinsasser, beloved husband of Sarah Kleinsasser of Evergreen Colony, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the age of 72 years.
The Burial will be held at the Evergreen Colony Cemetery on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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