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Friday November 15, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 15, 2013.

COOMBS
May 3, 1918 – November 9, 2013
MARY ISABELLA COOMBS, passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
Mary was born in Calgary, Alberta where she was adopted as an infant. She had a younger brother and sister and she grew up in the Boundary Creek, Alberta area. Mom was very active in the LDS Church. She taught Primary, Sunday School and was a visiting teacher and worked in the Cardston LDS Temple for 12 years. She was a very good mother and homemaker. She loved gardening, crocheting, knitting and tatting. When people stopped by, Mom always fed them before they left. Many people ate her bottled fruit, relishes and homemade brown bread.
Mary is pre-deceased by her husband, John; her son Peter; her daughter, Carol; her daughter-in-law, Diane (Peter); four grandsons; and a grand-daughter. She is survived by her children, Marion (Harry) Beazer, Karen (Bryce) Olsen, Dean (Francoise) Coombs, and Marilyn (Phil) Adams and another daughter-in-law, Wendy (Peter) Coombs. She has 32 grand-children, numerous great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, Alberta on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the Family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
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

JOHN JANZ
1915 ~ 2013
John Janz of Coaldale, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Helen H. Janz, passed away after a long and successful life on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
Remembering John fondly are his children, Eleanore Driver, Victor (Donna) Janz, Shirley (Rafa Barrios) Janz, Linda Janz, Carolyn (Hans Mausolf) Janz, and Harold (Yuan) Janz; grandchildren Brendan (Tasha) Janz, Evan Janz, Connor Janz, Michelle Mausolf, Albert Mausolf and Alexa Barrios Janz; great-grandchild Wesley; sister Lydia (Janz) Toews, brother Ben (Pauline) Janz and numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his wife Helen, parents Jacob B. and Aganetha Janz, sister Helen Janz, brother Jacob Janz and sister Agnes Hubert.
John was born in Orloff, Russia in 1915. The family came to Canada in 1924 to New Hamburg, Ontario. In 1927 the family moved to Lethbridge, and in 1928 settled on the farm near Coaldale where they joined a cooperative group to pool equipment and expertise. John attended school and was an excellent student, but farming took him out of school after grade 8. At the age of 14, John was hired to drive the school van pulled by a team of horses. He loved horses, and later admitted that he took much better care of the horses than the passengers.
John married Helen Poetker on November 25, 1945 and they bought the family farm which he farmed for 50 years, raising alfalfa, peas, sugar beets, wheat and barley, sheep and cattle. He was very active in the sugar beet growers association, and in 1954 won the trophy for best sugar beet crop. John had sheep for many years, and every summer sent them to the Porcupine Hills to be tended by a sheepherder. Eventually he bought a cattle ranch in the Porcupines. He loved the ranch, and often wondered if he should have moved there when he was younger.
John loved music and loved to read. He knew the history of all the big ranches in the area. He also read history, politics and culture. He was fascinated with the life of North American First Nations people.
John loved to travel and he and Helen made numerous trips around North America, Germany and Spain. In his later years, John took up woodworking and made many bowls, candle sticks and doll cradles. He collected interesting woods from his travels. After woodworking became more difficult, he started making macramé hangars which he donated to charity and gifted to family and friends; some of his hangars made their way all over the world. He was touched that people appreciated them.
At the age of 90, John moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale where he lived for the next 6 years. In 2011, John moved to the Good Samaritan Society’s West Highland Centre in Lethbridge where he remained until his passing. The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and caregivers of West Highlands for the wonderful care and attention they gave to John. As well, the family expresses thanks to the management and staff of the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Coaldale Mennonite Church, 2316-17th Street with Pastor Lil Thompson and Pastor George Klassen officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee: 134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg MB, R3T 5K9 or email canada@mennonitecc.ca
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

KENNETH “KEN” ACHTEMICHUK
1950 ~ 2013
Kenneth “Ken” Achtemichuk of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Brenda, passed away suddenly on November 8, 2013 at the age of 63 years.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm, on Friday, November 15, 2013, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family Interment to take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Calgary, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Kid Sport, Visit online at kid.sport.ab.ca or send to Box 36107, Lakeview RPO Calgary, Alberta, T3E-7C6 or a charity of your 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

KIELY
WARREN “ROSS” KIELY passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Ross was born on July 11, 1927 in Stavely, Alberta. He worked as an accountant in Trail, B.C., Yellowknife, N.W.T., and in Calgary, AB. Ross retired in Calgary and later moved to Lethbridge.
He is survived by his brother Les of Stavely, AB, his sister-in-law Anne Kiely of Fairmont, B.C. and a niece and nephews.
Cremation was entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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

MARKUS
Mr. Albert Markus, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Hazel Markus passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
A Celebration of Life is being planned. Details to be announced when completed.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

NEHER
FAY COLLEEN NEHER, beloved wife of Gary Neher of Diamond City, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 67 years. Mom fought with grace, dignity, and spent her last days at home surrounded by the love of her family.
Fay was born in Lethbridge on September 16, 1946 to Mae and Leslie Lewis. Her early years were shared with siblings Roy and Linda on the family farm in Travers, Alberta. In her teen years she met Gary, fell in love, and their life story began. They were married on September 1, 1962 and were blessed with 3 great kids who cherished their mom. Fay was an amazing woman and always made sure everyone was taken care of and comfortable in her home. Mom taught us strong family values and traditions that will guide us through our life’s journey. We all will cherish the memories of many Sunday afternoons spent sitting around the kitchen table or down at the camp kitchen.
Fay lived a great life, cherished her many friends, and travelled all over the world. She hiked the Great Wall of China, held a Koala Bear in Australia, went Christmas shopping on the Rhine in Germany, toured the Winter Palace in Russia, rode the roller coaster with her grandchildren in Disneyland, and mom’s favourite trip: cruising the Mediterranean. She dared to live more dreams that most of us will ever.
Her spirit will live on through her husband Gary, her children Tobi Horon, Darcy (Lisa) Neher, and Marci (Terry) Schwengler, her grandchildren Braeden, Andrea and Michael Horon, Courtney and Brookelynn Neher, Emily and Abigail Schwengler, her mother Mae Lewis, and her sister Linda (Nick) Zombori. Fay will also be lovingly remembered by Gary’s family.
We are going to miss you mom, but we know that you are home with your dad (Leslie), brother (Roy), son-in-law (Greg), and father-in-law (George). Your last lesson to us was to guide us through your illness with strength, courage, and love and for that we are grateful. We love you, until we meet again.
Interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery, West Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity United Church, Box 957 Picture Butte, Alberta.
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

PLETTELL, Conrad George
September 15, 1935 –
October 30, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Conrad on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in Calgary, AB at the age of 78, a courageous and gentle soul, loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be remembered dearly by his wife Dawn; sons, Cameron (Crystal), Neal, Todd (Darlene); daughter, Nicole, Dawn’s son, Brian (Karan) and her granddaughter, Taylor as well as by grandchildren, Natasha, Morgan, twins Spencer and Carter. He was predeceased by his first wife Sonya (mother of Neal, Todd, and Nicole) in 1988. He is survived by two brothers, Clifford and Gerard; seven sisters, Diamond, Ursula, Priscilla, Mary, Martha, Joan, and Clare; numerous nephews and nieces, and many friends.
Conrad was born in India and came to Canada as a young man in 1956. His career was in sales, owning his own business for several years. Most people in Lethbridge would know him from his store Just C. Conrad’s. Conrad was an avid golfer, belonging to the Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge for many years, encouraging his family to learn and participate in the sport. His greatest achievement was playing golf on his 75th birthday at Pebble Beach, California with his son Todd. He spent the latter years of his life in Calgary with his wife Dawn. He was a man of character, wit, and humor who loved life. We were blessed to have him in our lives and he will be sadly missed by all. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Celebration at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL (3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary) on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. There will also be a Mass at All Saints Roman Catholic Church (formerly known as Our Lady of the Assumption Church), 2405 – 12th Avenue S., Lethbridge on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website http://www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.
FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM
Telephone: 403-297-0888
Honoured Provider of Dignity
Memorial

ROBERT A. HUTTON
1926 ~ 2013
Robert A. Hutton, CD passed away on November 9th, 2013 at the age of 86 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR NO 4, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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

SPACKMAN
ANNABELLE SPACKMAN passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 85 years.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.
Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta at 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

TINA LANG
1928 ~ 2013
Tina Lang of Lethbridge passed away on Sunday November 10, 2013 at the St. Therese Villa at the age of 85 years.
Tina was born to John & Agatha Enns on July 9, 1928 in Plum Coulee Manitoba. Tina moved with her family to Alberta in the 1950’s settling in Coaldale. She made Alberta her home living in Calgary, Peace River and Claresholm before returning to Lethbridge, where she resided until her passing.
Tina is survived by her daughter Jean (Dave) Bauman and their children Shannon (Martin) and Lisa; daughter Lorraine (Willard) Martin and their children Tina (Dan) and Kerri; her beloved great -grandchildren Samantha & Alexandra; brother John (Janice) Enns and their son Todd as well as her nieces Lynn & Brenda.
Besides her loving parents John & Agatha Enns, Tina is predeceased by her sister Trudy Baerg.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday November 15, 2013 at the CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 12 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Jim Krause, officiating. A private interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite Section.
Flowers are gratefully declined, if you wish memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society Lethbridge Chapter, #402-704 4th Avenue, 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

WALTER (WALLY) HRYCIUK
1923 ~ 2013
Walter (Wally) Hryciuk of Lethbridge beloved husband of the late Mrs. Anne Hryciuk passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 90 years.
Walter is survived by his daughter Ann-Mary Hryciuk; son Daniel (Laura) Hryciuk and their children David, Ellen (Matt) Hodder and Marlo; great-grandson Jackson Hodder; son-in-law Des Garth and grandson Andrew Garth; brother Maurice Hryciuk.
Besides his loving wife Anne, Walter was predeceased by his daughter Irene Garth.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Z6.
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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