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January 12, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 14, 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

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.
Born in Radosina, Slovakia on October 25th, 1925, Bill immigrated to Canada in May of 1934 with his
mother, brother and sister to join his father. They travelled from Montreal across Canada by train to
Pincher Creek, then settled at Pincher Station. He joined the Calgary Highlanders Army Unit in 1944. He
served his country in continental Europe.
October 14th, 1950, he married Florence Alexander. Dad was the original handyman. No home project was
beyond his skill level. He was generous with his time and each family member felt special.
Bill is survived by his wife Florence (married 63 years); his children, Ric (Judy) of Calgary, Bette
(Wayne) of Lethbridge, Randy (Patti) of Calgary, Ron (Lori-anne) of Lethbridge, Bonnie (Lyle) of Milk
River, his brothers, Louis (Rita) and Mickey (Colleen); 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Katrina, sisters, Annie and Mary, brothers, Les and John, one
niece Connie and one nephew Kelly.
A Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC
CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave. South, Lethbridge, with Father Nathan Siray, Celebrant. Interment will be held at
Fort Macleod prior to the service.
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

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

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