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Friday January 3, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 7, 2014.

BOEHR
ANNIE BOEHR of Coaldale, AB., passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
 A visitation will take place at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH – 2316 17 Street Coaldale, AB, on Friday,
January 3, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH – 2316 17 Street Coaldale, AB on Saturday,
January 4, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.
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

CARROLL
MR. GEORGE KENNETH CARROLL, beloved husband of Dorothy, married for 68 1Ž2 years of Lethbridge, passed
away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January  1, 2014 at the age of 89 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

DEIDRICH “DICK” REIMER
1928 ~ 2013
Deidrich “Dick” Reimer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Bergatha “Betty” Reimer, passed away
peacefully after a lengthy illness on December 31, 2013 at the age of 85 years.
Dick was born on December 4, 1928 to Abram and Margaretha Reimer in Wymark, Saskatchewan. He grew up in a
loving family of 14 children and is survived by his sisters Madeline Ozga of Regina and Irene Gabriel of
Calgary, and brothers Irwin of Simmie, SK and Ernie of Calgary. Dick ventured out from the Saskatchewan
farm for a new life in Southern Alberta where he met and married the love of his life, Betty Areshenko.
Dick and Betty were dedicated to each other for 56 years prior to her passing in 2011 and raised 3
children: Carol Ariza (grandchildren Erin, Ashley, and Holly) of Los Angeles, CA; Richard Reimer of
Stirling (Glory and grandchildren Kevin, Mandy, Kelsie, Mason, Kayley and Mark); and Natalie Shaby of
Manhattan Beach, CA (David and grandchildren Tanya and David).
Dick retired from the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1986 and was tireless in his care of Betty after she
became a paraplegic. He loved to work in his garden, ride his motorcycles and seadoo, and cruise the city
streets in his prized “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger. Dick enjoyed traveling and retelling his
adventures to family and friends. He was always up to visit his daughters in Southern California or join
them in Southern France and Germany. Dick was a founding member of the Lethbridge Twinning City and as an
official representative of the City of Lethbridge, traveled to St. Laurent Quebec and Kaizuka, Japan for
exchange programs, to Culver City CA for the Culver City Sister City Committee’s 50th Anniversary
Celebration, and to Washington DC for the Sister Cities International Conference. His home was always
open to host out-of-town visitors or local meetings and functions.
Dick will be remembered for his kind, gentle and patient manner, his fierce independence and his amazing
physical agility. Quick to smile and laugh, his sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Lethbridge Twinning Society, 129 Riverwood Manor
West, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 7X4.
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

Helen May Anderson, 94 stepped into eternity on December 17, 2013 at her home Arrowsmith Lodge in
Parksville, BC with her 3 “Angels” close by. Born December 31, 1918 on a Milk River, Alberta homestead to
Harry and Sylvia Lorentzon. She grew up, married Richard Anderson March 1, 1939 in Lethbridge, Alberta,
raised 3 daughters in Lethbridge and at their farm in Stavely. Retiring to Kelowna in 1978 she shared her
love of square dancing, homemakeing, sewing, cooking, travelling, boating, entertaining and gardening.
She moved to Vancouver Island March 2006 living the last 5 years at Arrowsmith Lodge. Predeceased by
husband Richard, sisters; Grace & Gladys, brothers; Roy & Fred, son in law Frank and grandson Kent.
Survived by daughters; Marilynn Kathrein (Michael) Allen, Donna (Phil) Kennedy and Bonnie Anderson
(Varnel), grandchildren; Kim Kathrein, Todd (Carolyn) Kennedy, Jill (Pieter) Stathis, Dean Kennedy, Don
Varnel, Natasha (Cary) Skidmore, Sean Varnel and Roxanne Kathrein, great grandchildren; Meghan, Carter,
Olivia & Alexander and 2 sister in laws; Thelma Lorentzon & Olive Anderson. A Celebration of Life was
held on the afternoon of December 27, 2013 at The Crown Isle, Parksville.
“She will be greatly missed for her quick wit and ready smile”

LILLIANE LASTUKA
1930 ~ 2014
Mrs. Lilliane Lastuka of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Nickolas Lastuka, passed away
peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at the age of 83 years.
Funeral arrangements to 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

LLOYD D. HATT
1917 ~ 2013
Lloyd Dennis Hatt was born in Wadsworth, Ohio on October 21, 1917. He was the second son of Albert & Edna
Hatt, and passed away on December 31, 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30PM on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL
CHAPELS, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Wes Midgett & Mr. Jim Chapman, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Church of Christ 716-2 Avenue North,
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 3S7 or to the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, 404 8
Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2J7.
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

MARSH
JOYCE MARY MARSH, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, January 1, 2013 at the age of 85 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

MAY
It is with great sadness that her family announces the passing of JEAN MAY on Friday, December 20th, 2013
at the age of 95 years.
Jean and her twin sister Joan were born in Lethbridge on December 18th, 1918 where she lived a full and
joyful life. She found her greatest joy in her children and grandchildren who will cherish many wonderful
memories.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Leslie Arthur May; her twin sister Joan Murfin and sisters Hazel
Leys and Phyllis Wernick. Jean is survived by her children: Patricia (Don, deceased) McLeod, Margaret
(Brendan) Saunders, James (Judy) May, Stanley (Brenda) May, Sharon (Rob) Plante, 13 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held, following a private family burial, at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 –
Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., with Rev. W. Oord
officiating.
In memory of Jean, contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 –
9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta 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

MBDR T.L. HALMRAST
1985 ~ 2013
Travis Lee Halmrast of Warner passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 28 years.
Travis enjoyed his life on the farm especially the hunting and he was an avid hockey player during his
school days.
Travis is lovingly remembered by his wife Marci; his beloved sons Mason & Ethan; his parents Dale
Halmrast and Shauna Lee; sister Sammy Zeeb and Ashtin Halmrast; brother Dean Curtis; his grandma Gloria
Lee; as well as many extended family members.
A private Memorial Service will be held at the VIMY RIDGE ARMOURY, with Padre Ken Eden, officiating. A
private graveside will be held at the Warner Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Soldier on Fund c/o
Canadian Forces Morale @ Welfare Services Attn: Corporate Outreach, 4210 Labelle Street, Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2 or by telephone at 1-877-445-6444.
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

MURRAY
BLANCHE ‘IRENE’ MURRAY, beloved wife of the late Rodden Murray, passed away at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 98 years.
Irene is survived by one son Dick (Lynda) Murray, one daughter Gwen (Dick) Aneca, three grandchildren,
and four great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Peter Koegler
officiating.
The Graveside Service will be held prior to the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. in the Cardston Cemetery.
 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

NOLIN, Linda Maxine (nee Payne)
April 16, 1949 – Medicine Hat, AB
December 23, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Friends and family of Linda Maxine Nolin sadly announce her passing on Monday, December 23, 2013 at
Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.
Linda experienced a spinal stroke in September 2013 and succumbed to heart failure in December 2013. Some
may remember Linda as a student at LCI and possibly as a graduate from University of Lethbridge in 1988.
Others may recall her from her days in the jewellery business and her teaching career with children
having special needs. She related well to children from a variety of cultures. Linda moved to Calgary in
2001 where she continued her teaching career in home schooling until her retirement in 2008.
Linda is survived by her long-time friend and companion Bob Alexander of Calgary, AB; siblings, Beryl
Layton (Lynn) of Lethbridge, AB, Glen Payne (Pat) of Lethbridge, AB, and Lloyd Payne (Jean) of Calgary,
AB; along with nieces and nephew, Donna, Perry and Michelle; and numerous grandnieces and nephews. She
was especially fond of step-daughters Julie of Edmonton, AB and Jill of Red Deer, AB.
No Memorial Service will be held, however family and friends will gather at a later date to remember her
life. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends do desire, memorial tributes may
be made directly to YWCA Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter, 1-866-296-0447.
In living memory of Linda Nolin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &
HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone
1-800-661-1599.

OTTO LIETZ
1929 ~ 2014
Mr. Otto Lietz of Lumbreck passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the
age of 84 years.
Otto is survived by his brothers Herman and Ernst and extended families.
At Ottos request no formal service will take place.
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

STANLEY DAVIS
1926 ~ 2013
Stanley (Red) Edward Davis of Lethbridge passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Red was born in Fort Macleod on November 9, 1926.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 3, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH,
411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, 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

STEVE RIGO
1939 ~ 2013
Steve Rigo, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away on Friday,
December 20, 2013 at the age of 74. Steve faced his lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis with strength,
courage, and grace.
A private family service was held at Mountain View Cemetery.
In honour of Steve’s memory a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 4,
2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street 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

SUTTON
MR.     DERWYN SUTTON of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, AB 
on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the age of 64 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

SWATKOFF
MR. JOSEPH WALTER SWATKOFF, beloved husband of the late Pauline Winkler of Lethbridge, passed away at the
Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the age of 89 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

VANEE
George Vanee, beloved husband of Irene Vanee of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully after a short
illness at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
 Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children Elaine (Darren) Toth of Lethbridge and their
children Branden, Lauren and Jennifer; Randy (Camille Musters) Vanee of Calgary and their children
Sheldon and Danielle; and Jenny (Steve) Oseen of Lethbridge and their children Jordan and Taryn.
 He is also survived by his siblings Jane (Pete) Swart, Corrie deKruif, Chris Vanee and Rita (Pat)
Papworth.  He was predeceased by his parents Jannegje and Jan as well as his siblings John, Reyna,
Hennie, Jannie.
 Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge
Alberta on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.  Viewing will take place at the church prior to the
ceremony.
 In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to a charity of their choice.   
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

ZUBACK
FATHER RICHARD GEORGE ZUBACK, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, December 29,
2013 at the age of 85 years.
Father Richard is remembered by his two brothers John (Verona) Zuback of Thunder Bay, ON and Ray “Wayne”
Zuback of Medicine Hat, Ab. He is also survived by nieces and nephews; Rick (Sandie) Zuback, Mary Carol
(Jim) Gellert, Cathy (Al) Brischuk, Rob (Deb) Zuback, Greg (Marion) Zuback, Catherine Zuback, Cheryl
(Leo) Lalonde and Camille Zuback (Darcy), as well as a great neice Karley Lalonde. Father Richard will
also be fondly remembered by a special cousin Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Pinchak of Cleveland, Ohio.
He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Mary Zuback and a sister Geraldine and her husband Calvin
Post.
Father Richard was born May 21, 1928 in Lethbridge and completed his early education at St. Patrick’s
School. He attended seminary at St. Joseph’s in Toronto and completed in Edmonton. He served numerous
parishes including Cleveland, Ohio, Winfield, BC, Grande Prairie, AB and especially in Lethbridge at SS.
Peter & Paul’s Church. Father Richard served as a reserve naval chaplain. He was a unique individual who
was well known. He will be remembered in many ways especially by those in his parish and in choirs that
he sang in.
Prayers-Parastas will be held at the SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643-12 “B” Street
North, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643-12 “B”
Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., presided by Most Reverend Bishop
David Motiuk, Eparch of Edmonton with the assistance of the Catholic Clergy.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
If friends so desire, Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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

Helen Peterson
1922 – 2013
Helen Marguerite Peterson (nee Korsa), beloved wife of the late Leo Henry Peterson, passed away
peacefully in Taber on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the age of 91 years.
Helen is survived by her loving children, sons Keith (Joyce) Peterson of Taber and Phil (DeAnn) Peterson
of Idaho Falls,  daughter Jodi Peterson of Raymond. She also leaves to cherish her memory seventeen
grandchildren and their spouses, fifty nine great grandchildren and their spouses and eleven great great
grandchildren; sisters-in-law Jeanette Powell, Carol Korsa, Vera Rowley and Marie Fenske as well as
numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she dearly loved.   
She was predeceased by her husband Leo; daughters Karen Peterson and Beverly Weir; son-in-law Bill Weir;
parents Nicholas and Jane Korsa; twin sister Stepha, sisters Ann (Bill) Allen and Mary (Wilford)
Peterson; brothers George (Margaret) Powell, Alex (Olga) Powell, William (Mary) Powell, Mike Powell,
George Korsa and John Korsa. Helen was also predeceased by Leo¹s family, her father and mother-in-law
Henry and Emma Peterson; brothers-in-law Francis (Irene), Glen (Mabel) and Burl (June) Peterson, as well
as Norman Fenske and Albert Rowley; sisters-in-law Mildred Peterson, Leona Kemper (her husbands Fred
Kemper and Bill Christensen), Melva Peterson, Florence (Clarence) Tufts, Priel (Clifford) Jones, Zella
(Clark) Nielson and twins Marium and Marian Peterson.
Helen was born in Taber March 13, 1922, with her twin sister Stepha, to Nick and Jane Korsa. She was
raised and taught well by her kind and loving parents. Helen married Leo on December 14, 1940 and they
settled on a farm at Cranford. She loved the farm and spent long hours working alongside Leo, caring for
their five children, landscaping the yard, beautifying their home and working in her huge garden. Due to
Leo¹s health, it became necessary to sell the farm and the family moved to Taber in 1962, where Helen
lived out the rest of her life. After Leo¹s death in 1963, Helen worked at several jobs, doing her best
to support her family and worked until age seventy six, when she retired. Helen loved being outdoors,
enjoying nature and teaching her family an appreciation of God¹s creations. She loved fishing, camping,
gardening, made award winning arrangements with her beautiful flowers and she was an excellent cook. Her
greatest joy came from spending time with her beloved family. Helen had a way of making each of us feel
loved and she found unique and creative ways of spoiling us. Even though Helen suffered tremendous loss
and sorrow in her life, her faith remained strong and through her shining example she left a legacy of
Christlike qualities of unconditional love, hard work, endurance, honesty, integrity, joyfulness and
service to others. We were blessed to have our ŒGranny¹ in our lives and she will be greatly cherished
and missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Friday, January 3, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the
funeral service on Saturday, January 4, 2014 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre,
4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Brock Campbell conducting.
Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; .
The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the caring staff and residents of Clearview
Lodge, as well as the staff of the Taber Hospital. A special thanks to Troy and Lindsay Anderson and
family for the love and care shown to Mom over the years.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

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