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Tuesday November 12, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 12, 2013.

ANGELIKA FILGAS
1958 ~ 2013
Mrs. Angelika Filgas, beloved wife of Mr. Robert “Rob” Filgas, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the age 55 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00 pm- 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
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
Anne Petiot (Papp) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Adolphe Petiot, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the age of 87 years.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30am, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at ST. MARTHAS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West Lethbridge, with Father Roque Pereira officiating.
Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter, #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

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 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.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

FLOYD BERNARD BREKER
1933 ~ 2013
Mr. Floyd Breker, beloved husband of Mrs Eileen Breker, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age 80 years.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Del Berch officiating. Interment will 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

In loving memory
EDA FORTUNASO
(1927-2013)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Eda Fortunaso, beloved wife of Joe Fortunaso of Hillcrest, Alberta. Eda was called to be with the Lord on November 6, 2013 while receiving care and kindness at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre in Blairmore. She was 86 years of age.
Eda Elena Christofoli was born on July 1, 1927 in Michel, British Columbia to proud parents, Aquistino & Letizia Christofoli, who arrived in Canada from Northern Italy. One of three children, Eda was raised with a great appreciation for her family, friends, faith and pride in a task well done. She completed High School and gained employment at a bank. She was a lovely young lady who was meticulous, gentle and caring and she made a tremendous impression on a dashing young gentleman, “Joey” Fortunaso. They pledged their love in holy matrimony on October 9, 1948 and were further blessed with three precious children.
Eda’s compassionate nature yearned for more than the banking sector could offer and she continued her education receiving a Bachelors Degree in Education and completed six courses towards her Masters. She was passionate about the English Literature and inspired her students. She taught for sixteen years in Blairmore and Coleman and retired to her Hawaiian dream home overlooking the Kona coast in 1978. She taught catechism and was very involved in the church while in Hawaii and remained a strong member of the Catholic Women’s League. She and Joe traveled to many beautiful places.
Eda was talented in many ways including her skill at writing, cooking, swimming, dancing and providing a wonderful home for her family. She volunteered countless hours to community events. She was devoted to her husband, adored her children, cherished her grandchildren, and was a loyal friend to so many. May she find salvation in the peace of Christ and may her memory continue to bless us with friendship and love.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her loving husband, Joe Fortunaso; her children, Gail (Douglas), Terri (Gary) and Lois (Alan); her grandchildren, Leanne, Lori, Allison, Aron, Scott and Julie; her great grandchildren, Braiden, Paige, Sophie, Mallory and Spencer; her brother, Reno (Marlene); her numerous nieces, nephews and her extended family; as well as the many friends that she made throughout her lifetime.
She was predeceased by her parents, Aquistino & Letizia and her sister, Lea.
The Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Ben Marino as Celebrant. Cremation to occur at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel’s private crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of the late Eda Fortunaso will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Fdn, Bag 1, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0. Condolences may be registered at
http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (877) 896-8555.

LOIS 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.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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

MARY LEONA SCHMIDT
passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on November 8, 2013 after three years of poor health.
Mary Lee was born Jan. 23, 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and returned to Canada at the age of 3 months. She is predeceased by her parents Marion and Leo Schmidt. She lived at Waterton Lakes National Park, Calgary, Pincher Creek and in Lethbridge at the Edith Cavell Nursing Home until her passing.
Mary Lee worked at her parents’ restaurant “The Tourist Café” in Waterton and completed her hair dressing course in Lethbridge. She enjoyed travel, card making, scrap booking, live concerts, trips to Waterton and collecting pretty things. Red was her favorite color and she loved to decorate her home for each season and special occasion.
She is survived by her cousins in the USA and Canada, friends, her very special caregiver Lisa Braun and her puppy Marble. The funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek at 1:30 on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 with Father Silvano Vargas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Pincher Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, #408, 740-4 Ave S. Lethbridge AB T1J 0N9.

NEHER
FAY COLLEEN NEHER, beloved wife of Gary Neher of Diamond City, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 67 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at PICTURE BUTTE UNITED CHURCH, 528 Maple Crescent South, Picture Butte, on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery, West Lethbridge.

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.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4th Avenue 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

VIOLET “VI” TRAVALIA
1924 ~ 2013
Violet “Vi” Travalia (Erlendson) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Travalia, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the age of 89 years.
Violet was born near Riverhurst Saskatchewan on April 11, 1924, to Olaf and Kerstin Valin. She was the youngest of ten children. Vi moved to Lethbridge at the age of 13.
Many of her teenage years were spend dancing and enjoying the music at the Trianon Ballroom, the very place she met her future husband Len. They were married on December 21, 1942, sharing 34 beautiful years together until his passing on December 15, 1977. During this time they had their son Leroy. In 1995 at the seniors center Vi met Bill Travalia, they became great friends and on March 23, 1996 they were married.
Vi had a deep love for children and spent most of her spare time babysitting. She soon became known to everybody as “Grandma Vi”. Vi was the most upbeat person, always singing and humming along to one tune or another. She was a devoted grandma and always radiated a strong sense of love to everyone around her. We will always cherish her memory in our hearts.
Violet is survived by her brother Art Valin, grandchildren Shelley (Brian) Holman, Sherry (Don) Clarke, Sean Erlendson and Debbie Erlendson. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Shane, Brielle, Brenna, Taylor, Keaton, Kendall, Mason, Scott, Sydnie and Gage as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her beloved first husband Leonard Erlendson, Violet was predeceased by her son Leroy Erlendson, sisters Anne, Karin, Mary and Hilga, brothers Andrew, Elmer, Nels and Oscar as well as her great grandson Ty Holman.
The family would like to express great thanks to the Good Samaritans Society – Park Meadows, for their loving care of our grandmother Vi during the last five years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Wayne Barrows officiating. Inurnment to follow at 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

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