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January 13, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 14, 2014.

Alice Wilma Voisey
April 21, 1926 – January 7, 2014

Alice Wilma Voisey of Calgary, Alberta died in Calgary on January 7, 2014 at age 87. Born April 21, 1926 to Hamilton and Emma Johnston, she spent her childhood and youth in the town of her birth, Vulcan, Alberta. She married Leonard Voisey in 1944 and the couple farmed in the Champion and Vulcan area until 1976 when they moved to the Lower Fraser Valley in British Columbia. They relocated to Alberta in 2010. A wonderful homemaker and mother, we especially remember her generosity, kindness, and good humour. Alice enjoyed many activities: dancing, playing cards, knitting, fashion, piano, collecting antiques and figurines, biking, walking, and swimming. Leonard and Alice travelled widely, visiting Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia. Born on the same day as Queen Elizabeth, Alice followed the monarch’s life with great interest. She belonged to the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the Nile. She served as chairman of the Vulcan and District Historical Society, created in 1971 to produce the local history book Wheat Country. Alice was predeceased by husband Leonard, sister Marie Gillespie, and brothers Don and Elmo Johnston. Alice is survived by son Paul (Donna) Voisey, Edmonton; and daughters Linda McDougall, Kelowna; Irene (Brad Knowles) Montgomery, Calgary; Kristine (Scott) Ross, Cherryville, B.C.; by grandchildren Jennifer (Scott) Martin, Danny McDougall, Chelsea (Ian Wilson) Montgomery, Amy Montgomery, Charlotte Montgomery, and Guy Voisey; and by great-grandchild Alice Martin. No services will be held. Donations in her name may be made to the Vulcan and District Historical Society reception@vulcanbusiness.ca. To send condolences and view Alice’s Tribute Page please visit http://www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

ALLAN DALE WHEELER
1930 ~ 2014
ALLAN DALE WHEELER, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on January 10, 2014 at the age of 83 years with his devoted wife Kay (Kathleen) and his son Mark by his side. Al was a skilled and talented man but his true passion and generosity centered upon his family and the people in his life.
He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Valerie (Doug MacLeod) and Gayle (John Krampl), his sons Grieg (Cheryl) and Mark; his grandchildren Lauren Walker (Mitch), Brett Kurio, Brandi Tindall (Brent), Brianne Floberg, Eric Wheeler (Andrea), Alisha Wheeler; and his sister Donna Galloway (Jim). The latest sources of joy were his great-grandchildren, Olivia and Bostyn Tindall.
Al was born on December 7th, 1930 in Cardston, Alberta to Melvin Levi Wheeler and Mary Annetta (Campbell), Al was raised in Kimball, Alberta until the age of five and had fond memories of many summers spent there with his grandparents Levi and Mary Lovisa Wheeler whom he loved dearly.
As a young child in Lethbridge he developed a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility to family, riding his bike daily to the Lethbridge Herald from his home on the Northside, buying 2 newspapers for a nickel then selling them for a nickel each and so on until he had 20 cents to give to his mother for groceries and a nickel to do it all over again the next day.
Another important family memory of Al’s early sense of ambition and caring was during WWII when he would bike out to the POW camp before and after school to sell newspapers; there he made many friends among both the guards and prisoners. In exchange for reading to the German prisoners they would make him meals.
When his mother remarried they moved to the Southside where he met a skinny little redhead with freckles who became his best friend and future wife of 62 years, Kay Craddock. As a teen he enjoyed boxing and won the Alberta Golden Gloves. At the age of 19, he was hired by Hagen Electric as an Electrical Mechanic. In 1962 he bought the company and under his leadership and promotion it thrived. His “Boy have we got motors!” on the local radio station put a smile on many faces.
Outside of electrical work, Al enjoyed woodworking; a passion he learned from his step dad Andy Thompson. Building the family cabin at Tie Lake, B.C. was the start of many wonderful times for our family and friends. Dad built 3 more homes after that with his family and took great pride in everyone’s work.
Dad loved children, animals and nature. He will be missed by his puppies Buffy and Tilly. Each spring, Dad loved to feel the new soft growth on the evergreen trees that he planted at their home in Moon River Estates. We envision him now with his first grandson Elliot Wheeler, planting trees together.
Our thanks and appreciation goes out to the caring team of Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Foothills Medical Center.
There will be no funeral at Dad’s request.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elliot Wheeler Memorial Award Fund at the University of Lethbridge c/o University Advancement, University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 or to an animal rescue organization of your choice.
If Al made you smile or you have a story to share we would love to hear about it.
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

CHIEF MOON
BERNADINE CHIEF MOON passed away in Creston, B.C., on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at the age of 49 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

FURUKAWA
KIMIYO FURUKAWA passed away at the Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows lodge on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 93.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

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.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. 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

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.
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

PLOMP
MRS. WILLEMKE PLOMP, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Plomp of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 83 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
CLARA RUZAS, beloved wife of the late Adolph Ruzas, of Magrath, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
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 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

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.
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.
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

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