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Friday December 6th, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 6, 2013.

ALICE VANDER WOUDE
1927 ~ 2013
The Lord is near to all who call on him. ~ Psalm 145:18
With family at her side, Alice Vander Woude, left to be with her Lord and Savior on December 3, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
Alice was born on December 4, 1927 in Alameda, California, the youngest of three children of John and Cornelia Van Egmond. At the age of 4, she moved with her family to the Monarch area. On July 15, 1947 she married her farmer sweetheart, John Vander Woude and they resided on their farm near Nobleford.
Jock & Allie were blessed with 60 years together before John’s passing in 2007. Alice’s faith, hope and trust were in God. A happy, loving marriage, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren filled her life with joy. We will always remember her loving, giving, dedicated care for us all, her kind heart and quiet inner strength.
She is survived by her children – Rob of Edmonton, Sharon of Nobleford, and Lauren (Sheila) of Lethbridge; grandchildren- Dustin (Amber), Jordan (Chelsea) all of Lethbridge, Mackenzie (Joshua) Swaok of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Amy (Joshua) of Beaumont; great-grandchildren Dominic, Madison, Draven, and Elliot; and sister-in- law Janette Van Egmond of Nobleford.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband John, her parents, her sister Hermina (Arie) Van Gaalin, her brother Casey Van Egmond and all her Vander Woude brothers & sisters-in-law.
An interment will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Nobleford Monarch Cemetery followed by the Memorial Service held at 2:00 pm at the CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH OF NOBLEFORD, 522 Highway Ave, with Pastor Kevin Jordan and Pastor Pete VanderBeek officiating.
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

BARRY CHAMBERS
1965 ~ 2013
Barry Chambers of Lethbridge, husband of Lori Howe, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the age of 48 years with family at his side.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.
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

BUTTAZZONI
Mr. James “Buzz” Buttazzoni of Lethbridge passed away surrounded by family and loved ones at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 74 years. Buzz is survived by his children; Len Buttazzoni (Peggy), Barbara Beekman (Shane), Dave Buttazzoni (Kristy); his grandchildren, Jim, Brad and Mike Buttazzoni; Bryan, Amanda Beekman , Shalee Mulatz ; and Kayla, Trinity and Alanna Buttazzoni; his great grandchildren, Dexter and Damian Buttazzoni. He also leaves to mourn his sister Alberta (Tony) Van Dyk; brother-in-law Michael (Jackie) Dorchak, sisters-in-law Alice Ferguson and Debbie (Ron) Slawosky, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews all of whom will greatly miss Uncle “Buzz”. Buzz was predeceased by his loving wife, Diane in 2007 and his parents Louis and Mary Buttazzoni. Buzz was born in Lethbridge on June 12, 1939 at St. Michael’s Hospital. He received his education at St. Basil’s School and St. Joseph’s High School (CCH). Throughout the years, Buzz furthered his education taking courses that gave him his Millwright ticket and other certifications through Palliser Distillers. Buzz retired from Palliser Distillers in 2004 after 30 years of service, where he was also Shop Stewart for several years. Buzz married the love of his life Diane in 1961 and they spent most of their years together in their home in Hardieville where they raised their children. Buzz will be remembered for his love of model railroading, building plastic model cars, jigsaw puzzles, tinkering in his garage and spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Carrie Abrahamson, Dr. Lee Oviatt, Dr. Brenda Ireland, Home Care Nurses and the Palliative care teams at Chinook Regional and St. Michael’s hospitals for their compassionate and loving care given to Buzz and our family.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTON FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, December 6th at 7 p.m. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13TH Street North, Lethbridge, on Saturday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m. Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Care Centre, 1400 – 9th, Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
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

KEN BUXTON
1927 ~ 2013
Mr. Ken Buxton, beloved husband of Mrs. Carol Anne Baxton, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 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

KOSTEK
Mr. KAS KOSTEK, beloved husband of Mrs. Pauline Kostek, left this world peacefully with his family at his side, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 a few short months after his 65th birthday. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his precious children Tanya Roth (David) and Adam Kostek; his sister Linda Federkeil (Eric) and brother Don Kostek (June). He is also survived by Jen & Travis Logan, Stefanie Elliot (Chris), Sandra Lee (Mike), & Eric Federkeil; Zac (Rebecca), Riley (Kodi), Dustin & Jaydon Kostek; Jennifer Hijdra (Ruud), Cathy Reyes, Michelle Shah (Gibran), Greg Erno (Shannon) and his bestest girl friend Sierra (AKA Missy).
He was predeceased by his step son Michael Kostek, his parents Ludwig & Katherine Kostek, in-laws Ted & Patricia Erno and brother-in-law Brian Erno.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

McMULLIN
JANE WALKER MCMULLIN was a great mom and grandma. Following the death of her husband, Nolan, October 4, 1951, she moved from Roy, Utah at the invitation of her parents, James H. and Fannye Walker, to live with them in her home town of Raymond. There, with the help of many extended family members and the rest of the community she raised her five children: Brad, Spencer, Faris, Nola and Ron. Jane worked for eight years at the Post Office, which allowed her to get to know most everyone in town. Going to university at the same time as her youngest son, she obtained her degree in education, teaching school for one year. She also taught at Henderson Business College. For ten years, Jane worked in mission homes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Calgary, Anchorage, Portland, and Salt Lake City, and there made many friendships. For the past 14 years she lived in Meadowlark Manor surrounded by many close friends whom she loved. Her hobbies were cooking food and treats for others, writing birthday and Christmas cards, talking on the phone to a multitude of friends and family, and giving service to all she met.
Jane is an icon in Raymond, travelling to the store or post office on her blue scooter, her white hair in curls, and usually wearing a dress. The children of the town know her as “the smiley lady,” and the adults of the town know her as the happiest, most positive person they have ever known. Her passing on November 30, during a very brief hospital stay following a fall, brings many tears to family and friends, but we also rejoice in her reunion with her husband after 62 years apart. She fortunately had good health for her 93 years.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Fairbanks, her brothers, Ralph and Reed Walker, and her sisters-in-law, Barbara and Willa Rae Walker, Deloris Scoville and Joan McMullin. She delighted in her children and 33 grandchildren and 105 great grandchildren, her many nieces and nephews, and all who married into the family, particularly her daughters-in-law Liz (Brad), Pat (Faris), and Mary-Rose (Ron) and favourite son-in-law George Baker (Nola).
The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200 W, Raymond, at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the church on Friday, December 6 from 6:30 through 8:30 p.m. and prior to the funeral on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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

 RAPHAEL
DR. JULIAN RAPHAEL, beloved husband of Karen Raphael of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the age of age of 58 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

STANKO, HELEN MARGUERITE
February 1, 1925 – Taber, AB
December 1, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Helen Stanko, beloved wife of the late Michael Stanko of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at the age of 88 years.
Helen was born under a bright blue sky and grew to adore the great Alberta vistas. She grew strong working on the family farm and after the death of her mother Julia Revak, looked after her father Andrew and youngest brother John.
She had a great love of music and often sang at home. Her voice was clear and sweet, but being quite shy, she rarely sang in public except in church, and then very softly. For her, singing was a way to find solace and heal those around her. Though she never had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument when she was young, she placed a high regard in musical talent and expression. Later in life she taught herself to play the organ and found great enjoyment in the simplest of tunes.
Helen loved to walk and, having never learned to drive, used that love to canvas on behalf of a number of charities, walking long distances in community service. As a longtime member of the CWL, she worked tirelessly to help others, finding great satisfaction and reward, and true joy in sharing stories with those around her. Never one to quit, she strove to overcome two strokes in the last year of her life, but ultimately grew weary and said goodbye to prairie skies and left this world for a better place.
She leaves behind sons Eric and Brian of Calgary, sisters-in-law Pauline Strickland, of Langley, BC, Annie Stanko and Rose Stanko of Lethbridge, AB, and a wealth of wonderful friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through
http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Helen’s honour to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In living memory of Helen Stanko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

TRON
ALEXANDER TRON
of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maria (Lasar), passed away after a short illness, on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Alexander was born in Ukraine on December 8, 1931. He endured many hardships as a young child including the Great Famine of 1933 as well as fleeing Ukraine with his family during World War II as the Russian army was advancing. He and his brother and parents immigrated to Canada in 1948 to begin a new life and settled in Lethbridge.
Alexander met and married Maria Lasar in Lethbridge. They worked hard together making many sacrifices to make certain they could give a better life to their children. Maria emphasized to her beloved husband the importance of education in the belief that their childhood hardships could be overcome. Together they raised four children, focusing on their well-being and encouraging the pursuit of higher education. Their children are working in the fields of medicine, law, finance, and not-for-profit consulting.
Alexander worked as a Research Technician for the Agricultural Department for the Government of Canada until his retirement in 1992. He received his post secondary education at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
Alexander is survived by his son Victor (Susan Braithwaite) – Sarah (Ken Seeback), David and Christopher; son Lanny (Terry Willner) – Alexander, Katianna and Marika; daughter Sonia (Keith) Attkiss – Nicholas, Sophie and Luke; daughter Kathy (Dave) Greenwood – Jack and Tessa as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews both here and in the Ukraine.
Friends and family are invited to pay their final respects.
Prayers will be said on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Mass will be officiated by the Right Reverend Father Taras Krochak on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH, 643-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Alexander’s name to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, P.O. Box 52216, Edmonton Trail RPO, Calgary, AB T2E 8K9 (www.calgaryucc.org) or the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204-2323-32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 (www.diabetes.ca).
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

WILLIAM “JIM” MUNRO
1932 ~ 2013
Mr. William “Jim” Munro, beloved husband of Mrs. Ida Munro, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 81 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

YOUNG, JUNE
April 18, 1933 – Haslemere,
England
December 3, 2013 – Calgary,
Alberta (formerly of Lethbridge)
June passed away unexpectedly & peacefully in her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Mike) Campbell and Cindy (Paul) Desmarais; sons, Roger (Karen), Earl and Eric (Kelly); ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
June was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years Anthon (February 2013) and her youngest son Ralph (1988).
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through
http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,
http://www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of June Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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