September 25th, 2016

January 11, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 13, 2014.

ALLAN WHEELER
1930 ~ 2014
Mr. Allan Dale Wheeler, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on January
10, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his wife Kay; respected and loved by Valerie, Grieg, Gayle and Mark.
At Al’s request there will be no formal service; the family has entrusted Martin Brothers Funeral Home to
take care of Allan’s cremation.
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

BRENDAN GERRIT DELEEUW
1994 ~ 2014
It is with deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing away of Brendan Gerrit de Leeuw at the age of 19
years due to a motor vehicle accident.
Brendan was born on December 19, 1994 and passed away on January 8, 2014.
He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his parents Chris and Janet de Leeuw, his girlfriend
Nicole Van Weverwyk and her family, his five brothers and four sisters: Christopher and Diana (Kalina),
Derek and Ariette (Lincoln & Ciannah), Kendron and Sarah (Mya), James and Kat, Coleen, Jordan, Jalaina,
Korilyn, and Sylvia He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Klaas and Jeanette de Leeuw, Willy and
Lee Mullen, Gerrit and Henny de Leeuw, Karen and Bert Dunsbergen, Peter and Jane Klok, Corrie and John
Liefting, Gerrit and Helen Klok, Jannie VanderVeen, Henk and Agatha Klok, and Gerard and Henny Klok.
Brendan was predeceased by his grandparents Chris and Krynie de Leeuw and Henk and Cornelia Klok, four
cousins Henry, Denis, Johnny and Fredrick and his uncle Henk VanderVeen.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED
CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, with Reverend P.L. Bazen officiating. An interment will follow in the
Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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

HEATON
MR. JOHN HEATON, beloved husband of Mrs. Marylyn Heaton of Lethbridge, died suddenly at the Chinook
Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at the age of 75 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O.
Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.
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

HEDLEY, Bill
November 4, 1922 – Taber, AB
January 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Bill Hedley beloved husband of Molly Hedley of Calgary, formerly of Taber, passed away on Thursday,
January 9, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
Bill was born in Taber and raised on the family farm in Manyberries, AB. He worked on the construction of
the Sugar Factory and it was during this time that Bill and daughter Frankie lost their wife and mother
Hazel in 1947. Bill continued on at the Sugar Factory as a Mechanic where he met Molly, they married in
1952 and had three more daughters. He loved to spend time golfing at the Taber Golf Course and helped
keep the course’s equipment running, which garnered him a free life time membership. They enjoyed camping
in Waterton with family and friends. Bill’s friends and family will miss his handyman skills always
lending a hand to anyone that needed it.
Besides his loving wife of 60 years Molly, Bill is survived by his four daughters Frances Phillips
(Chris), Pat Hedley, Debbie Hedley Dobbin (Tony) and Sheila Syme (Brent); seven grandchildren Jason
Phillips (Debbie), Sandra Meinen (Ben), Sara Syme, Amber Roberts (Dave), Michael Syme, Alexander Dobbin,
and Luci Dobbin; five great- grandchildren; two sisters Lil Burgess and Eunice Bower (John) and numerous
nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Hazel Nelson; his brother Leonard Hedley and
sisters Audrey Prouty and Mary Ambler.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Elboya Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.
Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Taber, AB at
a later date. Condolences may be forwarded throughwww.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire
donations can be made directly to the CNIB Alberta (15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3)
http://www.cnib.ca.
In living memory of Bill Hedley, 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: 403-243-8200

HILLCOAT
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of VERNA HILLCOAT on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at
the young age of 95.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In memory of Verna, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7
A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday,
January 11th, 2014 at 12:30 P.M. Those wishing to attend please meet at the main entrance by the Eternal
Flame by 12:20 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

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.
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

LYMAN CLARK HARDY
1915 -2014
LYMAN CLARK HARDY passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the age of 98. He was predeceased by his
sweetheart, Mildred, December 12, 2013.
He was born in Stirling, July 22, 1915 to Mary Clark and Raymond Gardner Hardy. He married Mildred May
Litchfield on November 11, 1937 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. He lived in Stirling all his life except
for the last five years in which he lived in the Good Samaritan’s Assisted living in Magrath and Raymond.
Lyman was a stalwart husband, a loving and exemplary father to four sons: Clark, Reid, Max and David and
three daughters: Elaine Fletcher, Janice Ellingson and Barbara Kovac, and treasured his 59 grandchildren,
183 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
His priority in life was caring and providing for his family which meant hard work and self-reliance. He
cherished his extended family and friends, and was committed to serving his church and community. Lyman
enjoyed acting, singing, playing the guitar, sports and reading. He will be forever remembered and loved.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00 am at the STIRLING CHAPEL of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends may meet the family prior to services from 9:00 to
9:45 a.m.
Interment to follow at the Stirling 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

MANTIE
Edward Albert Mantie passed away in Oyen, Alberta on December 30, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Ed leaves
to mourn his wife Glennice, and daughters Arlene & Deneen (Rick). A memorial service will be held January
16, 2014 in Acadia Valley, Alberta

MATTHEW DAVID HUSZAR
JULY 27, 1986 –
DECEMBER 17, 2011
It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our beloved son and brother, Matthew David
Huszar, was found deceased in Vancouver BC, over 2 years after his disappearance on December 16, 2011.
Matthew was born and raised in Lethbridge AB, graduated from Catholic Central High School and continued
on to graduate with an honours degree in geology from the University of British Columbia. At the time of
his disappearance, he was working as a geologist with Pretium Resources Inc. in Vancouver. Matthew was a
free spirit and adventurer with a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed his time working in gold exploration
in the far north as well as exploring the beaches and mountains of coastal BC. He had a passion for many
outdoor pursuits including skiing, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, biking and sailing. He
was in the process of restoring a 49 foot sailboat with a dream of sailing around the world. He always
seized new adventures and made them his own.
Matthew will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. He was very committed to his family
and friends and leaves this world a better place for having enriched all our lives. You left us much too
soon but you will live on in our hearts forever.
He is survived by his parents, Rod and Danny Huszar of Shirley BC , his sister, Sarah, of Harleysville PA
and his sister, Rachael, of Victoria BC, as well as his grandparents, Simon Huszar and Gus and Donna
Virkutis and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends
A private cremation will be held, followed by a memorial service and Celebration of Life on January 18th
in Shirley, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
“say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was”

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.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the VICTORY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – 1 Mile East of
Lethbridge, Ab on Hwy #3, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00 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

PANSKY
WILLIAM JOHN “Bill” PANSKY, beloved husband of Florence Pansky of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook
Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at the age of 88 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

RUZAS
On Wednesday January 8, 2014, CLARA RUZAS, beloved wife of the late Adolph Ruzas of Magrath, AB., at the
age of 94, quietly changed her address from St. Therese Villa from earth, to Heaven. Mom, has now,
finally left her earthly home to reside in her Heavenly dwelling.
Clara and Adolph were married on October 11, 1936 in New Westminster, B.C.
Clara is survived by her two children; daughter Shirley Plontke (Heinz) of Raymond, AB and son, Dr. Roy
C. Ruzas of Welling, AB.
She is also survived by 2 granddaughters; Deb Clarke (Jim) of Calgary, AB., and Lori Pajic (Mike) of
White Rock, B.C., as well as 2 great–granddaughters; Miyah Clarke of Calgary, AB., and Nicole Pajic of
White Rock B.C. Clara has 1 surviving brother, Otto Gast of Magrath, AB.
Clara was predeceased by her parents; Jacob and Ottelia Gast, her 2 brothers and their wives, Albert
(Alma), Jack (Maggie), and 1 sister Lillian and her husband Julius Lang.
Clara grew up in an era of technological change, global depression and world wars. She was a devout and
great woman of God and now God has a great woman!
Our small family does not feel robbed. Mom is not missing – she is in Heaven and we know that we will all
eventually have an eternity with her.
As farmers since 1940, Clara and Adolph have now marched across the pages of history. Often, he who plows
a furrow is of more importance than he who leads an army. The army can destroy, the furrow can feed.
As Mom’s body failed her, family and friends desired her release and it was granted.
“MOM, WHAT A GREAT GIFT YOU WERE TO ALL OF US!”
In keeping with Clara’s request, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family in the
family plot at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, AB.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South,
Lethbridge, AB., on TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Brian Amison, from the Magrath
Lutheran Church, officiating.
RECEPTION
Following the MEMORIAL SERVICE, friends and relatives are welcome to further share the day with the
family at the Cornerstone Funeral Home Reception Room.
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
SHANNON KOREN SERA, beloved wife of Randy Sera of Lethbridge passed away at home on Monday, January 6,
2014 at the age of 39 years.
She is the loving daughter of Sabine (Michael) Anderson of Lethbridge and Dennis (Marion) Kambeitz of
Coaldale. She is also lovingly remembered by her sisters Heidi (Rene) DeHeer and their children Tyler,
Mackenzie and Riley, and Nicole (Derek) Karl; Randy’s parents Frank (Justine) Sera of Lethbridge;
brother-in-law Kevin (Carole) Sera; sisters-in-law Carmen (Wayne) Trockstad and Leigh-Ann Sera, and step-
grandparents Glenn and Pat Anderson.
Shannon was predeceased by her mother-in-law Laurie Sera, grandparents Wilhelm and Ottilie Lehmann, and
Kasper and Florence Kambeitz.
Shannon was a young beautiful woman striving to become a talented esthetician. Early in her career
progressing health issues, stemming from diabetes, hampered her from continuing. Reluctant to give in,
Shannon turned her focus to her love for pets, to being “Auntie Shannon” to her niece and nephews, and
ost of all to being a dear and loving wife to Randy. Shannon’s thoughtfulness to others was enormous as
no one’s birthday or special occasion was missed without a phone call, greeting card, or a big hug. Time
shared with Shannon was precious to everyone She was a trooper who fought to live her life every day. We
all love and miss you Shannon!
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME LTD., on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 2:00
P.M. with Rev. Larry Hankinson Officiating.
In memory of Shannon, donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, #408, 740 – 4 Avenue
South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or The Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary,
AB, T2E 6Z3.
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

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.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513
23rd Avenue, Coaldale, AB with Father Thomas Vadassery, celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care, 1400 9th Avenue
South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
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

Heinrich Fehr
1997 – 2014
Heinrich Fehr, beloved son of Peter and Katharina Fehr of Taber, passed away at home on Thursday, January
9, 2014 at the age of 16 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Peace Valley Mennonite Church, Chin on
Saturday, January 11, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Peace Valley Mennonite Church, Chin on Sunday, January 12, 2014
at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by
visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

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