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January 14, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 14, 2014.

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
 www.mbfunerals.com

ANDERSON
MICHAEL NOEL ANDERSON, beloved husband of Judy Anderson of Raymond, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Saturday, January 11th, 2014.
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

HOFFMAN
HENRY FREDRICK HOFFMAN, beloved husband of Kathleen Hoffman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, at the age of 92 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

LATURNUS SR.
MR. JOHN LATURNUS SR, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Those that wish may pay their respects prior to the Funeral Service at CORNERTONE FUNERAL HOME, from 12:00 P.M. – 12:45 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace 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

LOREN ENNS
1964 ~ 2014
Mr. Loren Enns of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Tasha Enns, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 49 years.
Loren is survived by his wife Tasha, sons Braydon and Tyler, daughter Kendra and his mother Tina Enns.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson 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

MCNEIL, DAVID
Journeyman Plumber with 25 years continuous service passed away at the age of 65 years. The officers, Staff and Members of Local 496 extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Brother McNeil.

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 “WILLIE” 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

TUCKER
GRACE CLAUDETTE TUCKER nee Traxler, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
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

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

WESLEY, SHIRLEY ANN
July 18, 1930 – January 11, 2014

Shirley Ann Wesley (nee Yorgason) of Claresholm, beloved wife of the late Lee Wesley, passed away on Saturday January 11, 2014 from respiratory failure after spending a short period in the Foothills Hospital. Shirley is survived by her daughter Lora (Martin) Rhea, their children Jen and Brent; her son Allen (Janice), Allen’s son Daren and his daughter Danielle, Allen’s son Bob (Emily) and their son Clark, and Janice’s children Steven and Megan; her son Garth (Verna) and their children Shannon, Lanna and Shon.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Lee, son Dale, infant grand-daughters Shantel and Amanda, her parents, four sisters and five brothers.
Shirley was born in Fort Macleod on July 18, 1930 and lived all of her life in southern Alberta. She married Lee on March 16, 1949 and together they shared responsibilities in ranching, farming and parenting.
Shirley was very active in the church and community groups. She had a passion for cooking and sewing. She was a devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother who will be missed by all.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Claresholm, Alberta with Bishop Joe Toone officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (204-2323 32 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3) or the CNIB (15 Colonel Baker Place Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3).
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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