September 24th, 2016

Tuesday December 10, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 10, 2013.

ALICE SKIERKA
Alice Skierka loving wife of the late Frank Skierka passed away peacefully on December 4, 2013 at the age of 87.
Besides her loving husband she was predeceased by her son Joseph.
A private family service was held.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

ANNA “PAULA” SCHEFTER
1923 ~ 2013
Mrs. Anna “Paula” Schefter of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Karl Herman Schefter, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
Paula is survived by her daughters Ingrid (Bob) Gemmell, Annemarie (Les) Diachinsky; her sons Bob (Nancy) Schefter and John (Joanne) Schefter; her grandchildren Melanie Sokoloski, Nick and Deanna Schefter, Matthew and Ashley Schefter, Robbie and Lindsey Gemmell, David and Shinnel Diachinsky, Mark and Shannon Diachinsky, Jordon Schefter, Justin Parker and Kayla Schefter; her great-grandchildren Landon Sokoloski, Pearson Sokoloski, Carter Schefter, Harrison Schefter, Charliese Gemmell, Alexis Diachinsky, Julianna Diachinsky, Malcolm Parker and Cohen Parker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her loving husband Karl, Paula was predeceased by her brother Otto Schmitt, sister Maria Kaufman, grandson Christopher Diachinsky and granddaughter Jenna Schefter.
A private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery with a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church to be held at a later date.
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

BYE-SINGH
MRS. SHIRLEY BYE-SINGH, beloved wife of Mr. Amar Singh of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the age of 74 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

KENT HAGE
1943 – 2013
Kent Kristian Hage of Picture Butte, Alberta, beloved husband of Willa Hage passed away suddenly on December 1, 2013 at the age of 69 while vacationing on a Hawaiian cruise. He is survived by his loving wife Willa, his son Leeon (Leah) Hage, daughter Tracey Hartley (Michael), and daughter Kelly (Jon) Atwood. Five grandchildren and 1 great grandchild:
Braeden & Kaylee Hage, Justice (his daughter JerseyLynn) Mercedes & Brooklyn Atwood. He is also survived by his sisters: Kaye Hage, Linda Maki, Leslie Miller (Chuck), & Myra (Bob) Spitzer.
Kent was born on December 19, 1943 in Lethbridge, Alberta and was raised on a farm near Picture Butte. He met the love of his life, Willa Vaselenak, in 1964 and they married in 1967. He had a variety of jobs ranging from pressure welder to farmer, finally settling into a successful career as a Realtor in 1987 until his retirement in 2010. Kent was an avid hunter and fisherman but his true love was west coast, deep sea fishing. He was a passionate community builder taking on the leadership roles in the local Fish & Game, Elks, and Lions clubs.
An informal Celebration of Kent’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2013, at the Elks Hall (112 – 4th St. S.) in Picture Butte.
Please join in this celebration anytime between 2 – 5 P.M.

LEAVITT
MARGARET NICOLLS LEAVITT, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Leavitt, passed away in Cardston on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, (Waterton Highway), Cardston, AB on Thursday, December 12th, at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

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.
 Dad checked the paper everyday to see if he was in the obituaries, so Dad, we hope you are reading this and think we did a good job.
 We hope you’re off ice fishing now, Jules, like you loved to do on winter weekends with your best friend Phil Browne.  Perhaps, over the holidays, you’ll be riding the chairlift at Castle Mountain with Fergus, a flask in the pocket of your red ski suit.  In the spring, you’ll be putting fish on John Marriner’s fly-fishing lines in the Crowsnest Pass, where you often went together, or helping your best fishing buddy, Barry Thienes, catch Walleye at the annual fishing derby at the Simmie Dam. You’ll be golfing with Phil and Elaine next summer and taking all of the mulligans you please.  In the evenings, you’ll join us for a curry and a beer, and maybe some live music in town.
 These are the things you loved to do in Canada, Dad, where you emigrated from England in 1990 to fulfill your father’s wish of practicing medicine in the birthplace of socialized medicine, Saskatchewan.  In Shaunavon, you enjoyed working at the Avon Medical Clinic for ten years with mom (Karen) and your good friend Sharon Crockett, taking care of all of your little “sausages”. You left Shaunavon in 2000 for Lethbridge, AB, where you joined the Haig Clinic, and finished your career in Lethbridge at the Campbell Clinic where your colleagues also became your dear friends.  As a family doctor for over 30 years, you provided the most compassionate care to your patients, who we know will truly miss you.
 You were a wonderful dad, making it to Bruce’s hockey games, Daisy’s dance recitals, and Fergus’s football games, all despite your hectic schedule.  We don’t know how you did it! We are grateful you took us to Shaunavon from Northampton, England when were just little kids, because you knew it would be a good place for us to grow up.  Thanks to you, we have a Canadian family too – the Thieneses, the Crocketts, the Van Raaltes, the Monettes, and the Rices will all miss you so much, as will our English-Canadian family, the Brownes, the Braithwaites, and the Marriners.  The parties won’t be the same without you – but we will drink whiskey in your honour!    
 Your brothers Jeremy and Jonathan, your sister Jane, your sisters-in-law Sue and Kathy, and your nieces and nephews Meaghan, Paige, Jenny, Gerard, and Olivia, Nicola and Bradley already miss you and your unique sense of humour – even all of the jokes you seemed to tell over and over again.  Mom reckons the secret to your 34-year marriage was that she never could remember the punch lines!
 You definitely kept your love, Karen, on her toes. You met her when you were nineteen, and you two were head-over-heels straight away.  She loved living with you in Dublin while you trained at the Royal College of Surgeons, and is so glad she followed you on your adventure to Canada.  Her family has become like your own.  Granny Marie, Auntie Dena, Helen, Micky, Jon, Rachael, Penny, Jeremy, Orlanda, Asia, and Evan will miss you at our family dance parties.
 You were as joyful and passionate about life in your illness as you were in health. Your bravery since your diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in October of 2012, just days before your 57th birthday, was astounding.  You persevered with dignity, humor, kindness and compassion until the very end, and we love you even more for that.  We’ll miss you, Dad.
 Lots of love,
 Fergus, Daisy, and Bruce  
 A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 6:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M.
 A Service Of Thanksgiving will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH – 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta at 1:00 P.M. with Bernadette Schneider officiating.
 Dr. Julian Raphael died of pancreatic cancer on December 4th at 2:20 pm at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge.  He was 58 years old. Karen requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his memory to the Palliative Care Unit c/o St. Michael’s Foundation, where they hope to develop a new family area.
 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

VUJICIC
MRS. MARY VUJICIC, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the age of age of 87 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

Jim Schmitz
1933 – 2013
James William Schmitz, beloved husband of Katie Schmitz, passed away in Taber on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

Brenda Henline
1949 – 2013
Brenda Maureen Henline (nee Pickles), beloved wife of George Henline of Coutts, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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