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Saturday November 9, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 12, 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
1952 ~ 2013
It is with deep sadness that Bernie’s family announces his sudden passing on Wednesday November 6, 2013 at the age of 61 years.
Bernie was born in Sudbury, Ontario to Lucien and Jacqueline Carriere. He grew up in Cornwall Ontario where he was most well known for his accomplishments as the quarterback for the championship General Vanier high school football team.
He met and married Susan in Cornwall in 1977 and together they had 3 wonderful sons, Justin (Angela), Thomas (Maria), and Luc. They settled in Kingston where Bernie worked in the Cable Television industry and continued to enjoy sports, playing baseball and volleyball.
In 1987 they moved to Estevan, Saskatchewan where they made many good friends and Bernie again took up hockey and golf. Subsequently they moved to Lethbridge in 1991 and Bernie joined Sun Life Financial in 1997 where he worked as a financial services advisor until his retirement in May 2013.
Above all Bernie was a family man, loved by all. One of his many legacies is the annual Family Golf Tournament that he started with his brothers and brothers-in-law, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.
Bernie was a proud member of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge, serving as club president, district governor, and most recently Zone Representative for the Rotary Foundation. Bernie was instrumental to the success of many local and international Rotary initiatives, and along the way he made wonderful friends around the world. He also took every opportunity to welcome new members to Rotary and generously mentored many new Rotarians.
Bernie faced his journey with cancer with great optimism and an unwaveringly positive attitude, always responding to inquiries about his health with “I am doing just fine”.
Besides his loving wife and sons, Bernie leaves to mourn his mother Jacqueline Carriere, brothers Lionel (Michelle), Richard (Julie), and Paul (Danielle), sister Simone, sisters-in-law Linda MacDonald, Joan (Tom) MacDonald, brothers-in-law Gordon (Jocelyn) MacDonald, David (Maria) MacDonald, Allan MacDonald and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bernie was predeceased by his mother-in-law Ruth MacDonald, father Lucien Carriere, brother-in-law Ron Carriere, brother-in-law’s partner Devon Stutt, and father-in-law William MacDonald.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respect 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.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Society, 1A129, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or Rotary Foundation (Canada) c/0 911600, PO Box 4090 Station A. Toronto, Ontario M5W 0E9.
Bernie will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Forever in our hearts…
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

DAHL
DAVID DAHL, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at the age of 82 years, beloved husband of Winifred Olsen Dahl.
Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB. on Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

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.
 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
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

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.

LOIS JEAN HANN
1923 ~ 2013
Carried safely from the loving arms of her family to the loving arms of her Savior; Lois Jean Hann, cherished wife of the late Herman Hann, went on to her eternal rest November 7, 2013.
Lois was born April 6, 1923 in Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Hamilton with her six brothers and one sister. In 1947, she married Herman Hann and moved from the luxuries of the city to the beginnings of prairie village in Southern Alberta. She and Herman made a home in Nobleford and raised their six children there. Lois served in the United Church Women in Nobleford for many years. Wherever she was, Lois immersed herself in service, teaching Sunday school, volunteering in pastoral care, and crocheting hundreds of afghans to give away to newlyweds and new mothers. She served on the board of River of Life Church (formerly First Congregational) and as a working elder well into her eighties. In 2002, Lois was widowed, and in 2006, she moved to Columbia Assisted Living. Even in her declining health, Lois still served as she was able, reaching out to other residents of her home and aiding the church prayer chain, lifting up loved ones far and near to the Lord she loved so much.
She is survived by her children Mac & Colleen Hann of Calgary and their children Derek (Melanie) and Lindsay (Michael); Martha & Monty Cahoon of Picture Butte and their children Scott (Rhia), Keith (Elisha), and John (Stacey); Marlaine & Emrie Strohschein of Olds and their children Jeffrey and Kathrin; Alex & Trudy Hann of Lethbridge and their children Heidi (Chris), Karen and Liesel; Fred & Jackie Hann of Sylvan Lake and their children Matthew and Samantha; Lorna & Jeff Gibson of Sylvan Lake; ten great-grandchildren; her brothers Bruce and Doug and her sister Olive, all of Hamilton, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her husband Herman and by her parents, Lillian and Clare Macdonald, and brothers Glen, John, Ross and Murray Macdonald.
There is no greater legacy than leaving your family and friends with the knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Thank you, Grandma.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the RIVER OF LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH. A private family interment was held prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridges of Hope International Development Network PO Box 81 Stn Main, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3.
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

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.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, 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

PEDERSEN
It is with great sadness we bid farewell to our friend, Dorothy Irene Pedersen. Dorothy passed away after a brief illness at the age of 47 years.
She is survived by her mother, Ruth Konshak and was predeceased by her Grandmother Irene, Dorothy will be sadly missed by her friend, Murielle Guitard, her roommate, Megan Fletcher, her adopted Grandma Lydia Prokop and her special friends at the Bluefox Association.
While Dorothy had to deal with many challenges in her life she was a pleasure to live with and was a constant friend. She had a great sense of humour and loved a variety of music; plus she had a passion for scary movies. Her smile would light up a room and her belly laughs were infectious. Although she was unable to speak she could definitely communicate her moods.
A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with Mark Heninger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Bluefox Association 232-22 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 3R7.
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

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.

September 2, 1936 to
November 1, 2013
George Charles Sparrow beloved husband of Irene passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1st, 2013 after a very brief yet courageous battle with cancer at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 77 years. He was predeceased by his parents and his grandson Adam Park. Besides his loving wife of 52 years, he is survived by his four children, Chris (Sandy) Sparrow and their children Bradie of Rainier, AB and Tye (Willy de Jager) of Brooks, AB; Linda (Keith) Park and their granddaughter McKailyn Ives of Lethbridge, AB; Bev (Greg) Schultz and their children Barrett and Jesse of Red Deer, AB and David (Suzanne) Sparrow and their children Harrison and Emmett of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by two sisters, Joyce (Henry) Friesen of Saskatoon, SK and Sharon (Wolfe) Rauch of Powell River, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
George was very active throughout his life and volunteered numerous hours with Lethbridge Minor Hockey as a Board member, coach and referee and Lethbridge Minor Softball as a coach. In later years George was an active member of the Senior Centre and volunteered weekly at the Breakfast program at Wilson Middle School. He loved camping, fishing, skiing, golfing and spent many hours in his wood working shop making various items for friends, family and charities. He was a long time season ticket holder and supporter of the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
George’s greatest joys in life was the time spent with his grandchildren supporting them and travelling around the country to cheer them on in all their activities. He had a great love for animals and spent many hours looking after family and friends’ pets as well as his own.
He will always be fondly remembered as a very generous, highly respected and proud family man, dad, grandfather, coach, volunteer and mentor.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all their wonderful friends and family who visited, called and prayed as it certainly made these past few weeks more comforting as well as the wonderful care provided by the staff of Unit 4B at CRH.
As per George’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge SPCA, if so desired.
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

Smith
Jesse Daniel Smith beloved son of Dan and Wendy Smith, Brother of Adam Smith, passed away on November 7, 2013 at the age of 26 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday November 13, 2013, at the Fort Macleod Arena, 235 21st St., Fort Macleod, AB with Reverend Eras Van Zyl Officiating.
Memorial Donations may be made in Jesse’s Memory to the Fort Macleod Skating Club (to help Amateur Skaters) Box 64 Fort Macleod, AB T0l 0Z0
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.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

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