By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 30, 2013.
ARMSTRONG, Margaret Martha
August 28, 1938 – Lethbridge, Alberta
December 17, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Margaret Armstrong, 75, of Calgary, Alberta passed away on December 17, 2013 at South Health Campus hospital in Calgary. She will be forever loved by her husband of fifty-one years Val; children and grandchildren: son Stacey and daughter-in-law Brenda (Madison and Brody), daughter Tanis and son-in-law Victor Sloboda of Sylvan Lake (Tiffany, Kait, TJ, Nathan, Evan and Emma), daughter Pamela (Tyson and Devon Lee), and son Timothy and daughter-in-law Patricia (Connor, Ethan and Paige); cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Maria (Haluska) Piro of Taber, originally from Nacina Ves, Czechoslovakia, and her brother Michael Piro of Shaughnessy, Alberta. Always willing to help anyone in need, lover of all living creatures. Marg will be lovingly remembered and missed by her extended family, friends and neighbors. Grandma called her grandchildren “her babies” – even the older ones – each one was her heart’s delight. Funeral Services will be held at Southview Alliance Church (1436 James McKevitt Road S.W. Calgary, Alberta) on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Margaret Armstrong, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, ALBERTA Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
Mr. Stephen Rigo, beloved husband of Maureen Rigo, passed away at home surrounded by family, on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the age 74 years.Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
WILLIAM (BILL) MOKOSKI
Born August 1943 in Lethbridge, passed away at the Red Deer Hospice, December 17, 2013. Sadly missed, much loved husband and best friend of Vera, Red Deer, and big brother of Marian (Bill) Hillen, Lethbridge, son in law to Mary M Kubik, Martha House, Lethbridge, and pack leader of devoted pets, Patches and Della. He fought a 9 year battle against brain cancer, facing all his challenges with quiet dignity, courage, and determination. A man of many talents, he was a teacher, market gardener, and sheep rancher, always fiercely devoted to this family. After being forced, by illness, to leave the sheep ranch at Pine Lake / Lousana, he became passionate about exercise, mostly walking Patches and Della, and attending Tai Chi as many times a week as he could manage. He also found time to raise an incredible garden at the community garden plot, as well as keeping the yard, at his home, green and well tended. Feeding the birds was always a joy, and he rejoiced at the new arrivals at the feeders at the beginning of each season. He did bird counts volunteered time for the literacy program and did peer support for the Cancer Society, which gave him a sense of sharing his knowledge and expertise with those in need. A quiet man, he was overwhelmed with the care and support of family and so many friends throughout his illness, and especially during his stay at the hospice, a tribute to a life well lived. Rest well dear friend. Many thanks to the tender loving care and support to Dr. Myburgh, homecare staff, our neighbors, and especially the staff of the Red Deer hospice. There will not be a funeral, as Bill requested, instead, we will celebrate Bill¹s life and remember him at a get together in the spring, his favorite time of the year. Arrangements to be announced later. Contributions in memory of Bill, may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Salvation Army, Red Deer and District SPCA, and the Red Deer Hospice, all charities that he supported.
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