September 26th, 2016

January 9, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 9, 2014.

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept my faith”
~ II Timothy 4:7
PAUL HENRY MANLEY, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather was called home to glory on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
An interment will take place at 12:00pm on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery, Scenic Dr. & 11 Street South with a Memorial Service to follow at 1:00pm at the WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 480 McMaster Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Bert Faulkner, 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

COLEMAN, Waselena (Sonia)
January 1, 1931 – Kahwin, AB
December 29, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother, Baba, and Great (Big) Baba, Sonia Coleman (nee Bidniak) on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
Sonia was born on the family farm at Kahwin, AB on New Year’s Day in 1931. She died peacefully with family by her side just three days short of her 83rd birthday.
Sonia was a beautiful woman but never more so than with her grandchildren. As an early birthday gift, they purchased the right to name a star after their Baba. So, when you look towards the Big Dipper, the brightest star in that vicinity will be her, smiling down on you and cheering you on in all that you do.
Sonia is survived her children, Doug (Marsha), Gayna Welsh, Dannette (Bob) Scott and Tanya (Craig) Massey; her grandchildren, Chrissy Stowe (Mark), Karen Diebert (Tyrell), Richard Semchyshen, Charene Mattson (Ryan), Timmery Tulloch (Curtis), Jason Welsh, Erica Welsh (Mike), Karoline Coleman, Lisle Massey, Coleman Massey and Skylar Massey; great-grandchildren Evan Mattson, Olivia Tulloch, Sophia and Sawyer Stowe, Katelyn and Oscar Semchyshen; siblings, Celia, Kaye, Harry (Marlene), Judy (Larry); brother-in-law Jack; sister-in-law Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews on both the Bidniak and Coleman sides. Sonia was predeceased by her husband Brian; their dog Ferbie; her sister Marie; brother George; and her parents Elizabeth and John Bidniak.
Sonia’s life will be celebrated at St. Paul’s United Church (Milk River, AB) on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11:00 am. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Tree of Hope Campaign, Box 90, Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0 or hug your mom or grandmother in honour of Sonia.
In living memory of Sonia Coleman, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

DANIELS
SHARON ANNE DANIELS of Lethbridge, formerly of Quebec, Canada, passed away peacefully at home in Lethbridge. She was 66.
An English professor in Quebec, she retired and began a search for her biological family. She found she had many brothers and sisters across Canada. Sharon had many friends in the Lethbridge and Taber area.
She is survived by a son, David Reese of Berwick, England. Immediate family are brothers Eric and Gerald McCaw of Taber AB, and sisters Melinda McCaw of Medicine Hat and Sharon Durepos of Brooks, as well as several family members in Eastern Canada.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
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

ELLINGSON
DAVID BARRIE ELLINGSON of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the age of 59 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 2825-32nd Street South on Friday, January 10th 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
 In Memory of David, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100-119 14th St.  NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6
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

FILIPCIC
MR. RICHARD FILIPCIC, beloved husband of Mrs. Rosalie Filipcic, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Frances & Cybele Noronha, Prayer Leaders.
 A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant.
Interment will take place following the Funeral Mass at Mountain View Cemetery.
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

HOLT
COLLIN HUGH HOLT of Warner, AB. passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his children Colleen, Craig, and Michael (Charmin) Holt, grandchildren Tamara (Brian) Leavitt, Chad Phillips, Chantell, Keesha and Bret Holt, and great-grandchildren Tianna and Joshua Leavitt.
Collin is also survived by his brother Cliff Holt, special niece Glenda, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Lillian and Ernest Holt and 6 brothers; Earl, Glen, Doug, Maury, Vern, and Clare Holt.
Dad left us suddenly on January 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with bone cancer. He enjoyed all his special moments with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Dad was raised on the family farm with his brothers and carried that spirit throughout his life. His love for animals was huge! Dad’s soft, gentle and caring manner was felt by many. He did a great job of teaching and instilling his morals to the people he cared for. Dad firmly believed you could achieve anything you wanted by hard work, which he did all his life. Dad will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
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

JOSEPH HOWARD BAKOS
1966 ~ 2014
Mr. Joseph Howard Bakos of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Julia Bakos, passed away after a lengthy illness on January 6, 2014 at the age of 47 years.
For the past 17 years, Joe has worked for the Lethbridge Transit. Joe enjoyed fishing and camping plus his affinity for gnomes. He also enjoyed cruising around in his mustang.
Besides his loving wife Julia, Joe is survived by his step-daughter Lacey Milos (Keith McLeod); step-son Andrew Milos; grandchildren Nathan and Hayden; brother Troy (Char) Bakos and niece Taylor; as well in-laws Walter and Christine Niznikowski, brother-in-law Rick (Deb) Niznikowski (Dustin and Melissa Neufeld) as well as numerous aunts, uncles, friends and their families. Joe was predeceased by his mom Marilyn Bakos.
Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, January 10, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Deacon Cliff Bogdan, celebrant. An interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.
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

JOYCE MORRISON
1951 ~ 2014
Joyce Morrison of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Jeffrey Morrison passed away peacefully on January 6, 2014 at the age of 62 years.
Joyce was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on July 13, 1951. She graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1970. She attended community college in Lethbridge and spent many years working at the park plaza. Joyce moved to Calgary in the 70’s and met her loving husband Jeff while working at Gainers Meats. Then returned to Lethbridge in 1982 and resided in the community until their respective deaths. Joyce will be remembered for her quiet disposition and her caring nature. She will be missed immensely.
Joyce is survived by her daughter Ashley (Andrew) Wormsbecker, sisters Diana (Bill) Hudgins, Natalie (Vic) Dowden – Jormakka, Rose (Otto) Rode, brother Clifford Salahub as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Joyce was predeceased by her loving husband Jeff Morrison, her parents Elizabeth and Harry Holobiski, sister Alice Pietz and Brother Albert Salahub.
In keeping with Joyce’s wishes no formal service will be held.
A Memorial Reception will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Luigis Steakhouse South, 1119 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge AB.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald Children’s House Southern Alberta, 111 West Campus Place NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2R6.
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 the second son of Albert & Edna Hatt. After high school, Lloyd graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and worked as an electrician for Goodyear Aircraft.
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.
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

MARGARET HETESY (NAGY)
1931 ~ 2013
Margaret Hetesy, beloved mother of Shirley (Bryan) Jones, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at the age of 82 years. Margaret was born in Drumheller and later the family moved to their farm in Coaldale, where she grew up.
Margaret enjoyed a long career in the dairy industry with Purity Dairy and Palm Dairy, winning awards for quality and flavorings of ice cream.
She loved to read and was a fantastic cook and gardener. In her retirement, she became an accomplished baker, specializing in homemade bread and buns, which we enjoyed very much.
Margaret was a wonderful, kind and loving mother and friend and she will forever be missed.
Margaret is survived by her loving daughter Shirley (Bryan) Jones and extended family, nephews Dennis Nagy, Richard Nagy and numerous relatives in Hungary.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Margaret Nagy, brother Frank Nagy and my dad John Hetesy.
Those who wish, in memory of Margaret memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society at Box 783, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6, or to a charity of your choice.
A private family graveside service has been held.
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

MEYER
Our beloved husband, father, brother, and grandpa Donald Ross Meyer went to meet his Lord and Saviour peacefully after a courageous struggle with kidney disease on January 7, 2014 at the age of 71 years.
He leaves behind Marcella, his beloved wife of 49 years, his sons Marlin (Marilyn), children Katarina, Rose, Cody, Leslie, Tanishia, Aaron, Cher, grandchildren Lucas and Brittnie, Kevin (Carleen) children Nathaniel and Josie, and Leighton (Nancy) children Rebecca, Kristin, Allyson, and Hannah. He also leaves behind his siblings Ruth (Marwin), Howard (Gisela), Dorothy (Ron) and Linda.
Don was predeceased by his parents Otto and May Meyer.
Don was born February 2, 1942 in Lethbridge. He grew up attending the Pentecostal Assembly Church with his family. It was here that he gave his life to the Lord and met and married his wife Marcella. They raised their family in Coaldale where Don resided until his passing. Don worked for A.D.R. I. for 34 years. After an early retirement, he continued to work at several different jobs. Don and Marcella enjoyed travelling, camping, visiting with family and friends and reading. One of Don’s special passions was Southern Gospel Quartet music of which he was able to recognize and name each singer in every group. Don was affectionately known by all his grandchildren as Papa and they will miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the VICTORY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – 1 Mile East of Lethbridge, Ab on Hwy #3 at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 400-740 4 Ave S Lethbridge or http://www.kidney.ca.
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

RUZAS
CLARA RUZAS, beloved wife of the late Adolph Ruzas of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 94 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

SERA
MRS. SHANNON SERA, beloved wife of Mr. Randy Sera, of Coaldale, passed away at home on Monday, January 6, 2014 at the age of 39 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #400, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D- 12A Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1.
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

SHIELDS
BRYAN ALLAN SHIELDS, beloved husband of Lindsay Shields, passed away on January 3, 2014 at the age of 32 years.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6 A. Avenue North, Lethbridge.
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

ULLY, Robert Harold, formerly of Vulcan, passed away at Claresholm General Hospital January 2, 2014 at the age of 56 years.
Robert is survived by his sisters, Pat Street of Edmonton, Bev Ully (Merv Slater)of Unity, SK; brothers, Brian (Margo) Ully of Vulcan and Don (Brenda) Ully of Okotoks and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and aunt and uncles. He was predeceased by brothers Gary and Jerry Ully, nephew Darrin Hanna, great-niece Rory Fernell, great-nephew Seth Fernell and parents Ed and Ina Ully.
Private Family Graveside Service at Vulcan Cemetery, to be held at a later date.
Tributes in Robert’s memory can be made to the Claresholm Care Centre (139-43 Ave. W) or Seniors Drop-In Centre (5009-2 St.E, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0).
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633.
E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

VALENTINE BLEILE
1946 ~ 2014
Mr. Valentine Bleile, beloved husband of Lavada Anderson passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the age of 66 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

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