September 29th, 2016

January 24, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 24, 2014.

BILLINGSLEY, Maxine
(nee Atkins)
June 15, 1924 – Cardston, AB
January 21, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Maxine Billingsley (nee Atkins) of Cardston, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the
age of 89 years.
Maxine loved living in Cardston with her big family of six girls, two boys and two cousins. She loved
swimming, diving, singing, dancing, and playing basketball and bowling as a youth and adult. She married
Bruce Billingsley in 1943 and they raised four children. They worked hard farming and “feeding the men”
as she called it. They traveled to the States in the winters to work and later play in Surprise, AZ. She
spent many summers in Montana at Lake Blaine with kids and grandkids. She loved and collected antiques
and antique glass.
As her Alzheimer’s started her decline she remained very sweet and kind and very appreciative of anyone
who cared for her and always thanked them. She was loved by all.
Maxine is lovingly remembered by her children Bonnie (Cub) Wolff of Idaho and Cathy (David) Goodbrand of
Calgary; grandchildren, Sean, Seth, Brock and Erin, Trisha, Tiffiny, Angela, Amy, Allison, Garrett and
Derek and their spouses; and by twenty-eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving
husband Bruce; two sons Rick and Russ; and two grandsons McKay and Jesse Wolff.
Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sundance Chapel (100 Sun
Park Drive S.E. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to pay their
respects may do so prior to the service commencing at 9:30 a.m. Forward condolences through
http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Maxine Billingsley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &
HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

BOEHME
FONTELLA MAUDE (RASMUSSEN) BOEHME of Lethbridge, Alberta – beloved wife of the late Johnny Boehme, passed
away January 20, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
Friends may meet the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N. Lethbridge, AB,
on Friday, January 24 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Fairmont LDS Chapel from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. on
Saturday, January 25.
The Funeral Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205
Fairmont Blvd South, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Peter Koeglerb
officiating. Interment to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond AB.
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

BRIAN STEVEN KUNDL
1966 ~ 2014
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Brian Steven Kundl of Coaldale on Thursday,
January 16, 2014 at the age of 47 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend Glenda Wert, 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

DORINDA MARY FOGGIN
1943 ~ 2014
Dorinda Mary Foggin, nee (Jorgensen, Mutter) from Del Bonita Alberta passed away peacefully in Edmonton,
Alberta after a lengthy illness on January 16th, 2014 at the age of 70.
Mary was born in Magrath, Alberta on March 23, 1943 and was raised on the family farm in Del Bonita. Mary
is predeceased by her parents Powell and June Foggin, nee (Swanson), her son Mark Conrad Jorgensen and
niece Lynn Thompson. Mary is survived by her son Michael (Liisa) Jorgensen, daughter Tammy Jorgensen
(Eric Thomsen), grandchildren Ty and Anna Thomsen, sisters Florence Gouw and Linda Thompson, brother
Harold Kemble, spouses Harold Mutter and Fred Jorgensen and mother-in-law Helen Jorgensen along with
numerous nieces, nephews, step children and their families.
Beloved family and friends are invited to celebrate Mary’s life of love and fellowship at a Memorial
Service to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th
Street, Lethbridge, with Reverend Aldeen McKay, officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined and those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Lethbridge Family
Services, 1107 2 A Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6.
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
George M. Bruchet
George Bruchet passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by
his loving family.
A Prayer Service for George will take place at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South,
Lethbridge, Alberta. on Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Francis and Cybele Noronha
officiating.
A Divine Liturgy will be held at Ss. PETER AND PAUL’S UKRAINIAN GREEK-CATHOLIC CHURCH, 639, 12th B Street
North, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 25th at 10:30 A.M. presided by Fr. Gary Sedgwick.
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

JOSEPHINE “JOYCE” SOLOMAN 1943 ~ 2014
Mrs. Josephine “Joyce” Soloman, beloved wife of the late Mr. Douglas Soloman, passed away on Tuesday,
January 21, 2014 at the age of 70 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
 
KATIE HOFER
Mrs. Katie Hofer passed away at the Plainsview Colony, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 42
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

Mary Catherine “Cathy” Wilson
1933 ~ 2014
Mary Catherine Wilson, known to all as “Cathy”’ passed away peacefully in Lethbridge after a courageous
and lengthy battle with illness on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Cathy is the beloved and treasured wife
of Robert D. (Bob) Wilson and the adored mother of Jim Wilson; Jane Wilson (Trevor Thredgold); Kathie
Madden; Rick Wilson; Rob Wilson; and Patti (Walter) Blackstaffe.
She also leaves her well-loved and affectionate grandchildren Whitney, Molly and Addison Dragland; Graham
and Zachary Madden; Kelly Wilson and Scott Wilson.
Cathy is survived by her sisters Jane (Paul) Klasen; Joan (Bob) Moran; Margaret (Harry) Tracey; and
brother Dick (Kaye) Krutch as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States.
Cathy was predeceased by her parents L. Edmund and Serene Kroetch and her brothers George, Charles,
William and Gregory Kroetch.
Born on April 25, 1933 in Spokane, WA, Cathy was the fifth child of L. Edmund and Serene Kroetch. Cathy
graduated from Holy Names Academy and attended Holy Names College in Spokane, WA. She was granted a 4
year scholastic scholarship in Medical Technology. Cathy met Bob while he was attending Gonzaga
University and they were married on February 14, 1953 in Spokane, WA. Cathy and Bob began a 61 year
journey together that would take them all across the province of Alberta as they moved due to Robert’s
role as a civil engineer. Finally, they settled their growing brood in Lethbridge, AB in 1959 where Cathy
and Bob raised their six children.
In the early years, Cathy volunteered her time at Assumption School, was a first-time member of
Assumption Parish and member of the Lethbridge Sketch Club, and Kinnettes. Cathy was known for being a
talented, intelligent, creative, fun-loving, hardworking mother who shone in her ability as an artist,
homemaker, cook, entertainer, decorator, confidante, advisor, wife, mother and dedicated grandmother. The
depth of loss at her passing can only be surpassed by the gratitude and appreciation we feel at having
had her in our lives for as long as we did. The heart and soul of our family, Cathy was a feisty, good
humoured and courageous woman who faced her many health challenges with dignity and perseverance with the
unwavering support of her husband. She will be forever loved, and her many lessons of love, compassion
and hospitality will be shared for generations to come.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610 4th Street South, Lethbridge at which time Tributes for Cathy will be presented.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, January 27, 2014 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. A private
family interment will take place following the Funeral Mass at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wismer Fund in support of Myasthenia Gravis
through the University Hospital Foundation, Donor Office-Room 1H1.91, WMC, 8440 – 112 Street, N.W.,
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7
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

MAZEREEUW
HELMUT ALFRED MAZEREEUW of Lethbridge, our beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with his
Lord and Saviour on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge
on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Rev. Wybren Oord 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

RAYMER HALLETT
1928 ~ 2014
Mr. Raymer Hallett passed away in Magrath on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the age of 85 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

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.
A Celebration of Life will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge on
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington 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

WAUGH
GORDON HENRY WAUGH, beloved husband of Marian Ada (Forde) passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at
Raymond, Alberta at the age of 88.
He is the loving father of Nancy Ann (David) McCance of Claresholm, Alberta; dear brother of Gwyneth Lees
of Toronto, and the late Kathleen Rowden. He is the beloved grandfather and great grandfather of Rebecca
(Randal) Cooper and their children: Emily, Carson, Addie and Alivia of Gilbert, AZ; Benjamin (Meagan)
McCance and their girls: Hailey, Paige and Cait; Christopher (Lauren) McCance and their children: Jaxson,
Millie and Lexie, both of Okotoks and Ashley (Caleb) McGale of Edmonton.
Gordon served for 30 years in the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force in Scarborough before he and Marian
retired to Alberta in 1980.
Gordon will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200 W, Raymond, with Bishop Craig Palmer officiating.
Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 1:00 to 1:40 p.m.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
Condolences can be emailed to condolences@generationsfh.ca or sent to Marian Waugh at Box 1078, Raymond,
AB T0K 2S0
 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

WISNIEWSKI
VELTA WISNIEWSKI passed away at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the age
of 80 years.
She is the loving mother of Nora (Terry) Decosemo of Sherwood Park. Velta is also survived by sisters:
Elvira Felkers (Toronto), Dzidra Azzara (Prince George); step-daughters: Rose Gray (Lethbridge), Marlene
Wisniewski (Lethbridge), and Lady, her silky terrier.
Velta is predeceased by her parents Ernest and Austra Kimeralis; brother Dzintar Kimeralis; husband
Peteris Argals; husband Stefan Wisniewski; brothers-in-law Karlis Felkers and Arnold Azzara, and
granddaughter Carrie-Lynn O’Donnell.
Mom was born in Latvia in 1933. Her early years were spent on the farm there. As Latvia lost its
independence, they left Latvia and headed to Germany. After spending time at a camp for displaced
persons, they eventually were lucky enough to come to Canada in 1951. Their early years in Canada were
spent in Southern Alberta and the Warnock family farm. Her family soon moved to Lethbridge. One of
Velta’s first jobs was at Catelli’s.
Velta married Peteris Argals in 1960 – her daughter, Nora, was born after that. Soon after this she
became a single parent and started work at Ellison Milling, later to become Parrish and Heimbecker. Velta
worked there for many, many years, and was eventually to retire from there. Velta met a dashing man,
Stefan Wisniewski, whom she married in the 80’s. Steve and Velta spent many wonderful years together.
They enjoyed camping and fishing (especially their trips to Duck Lake), and belonged to many clubs in
Lethbridge, among them, the Army and Navy, the Elks, the Miners Library, and the Legion. They could often
be found socializing and dancing there.
Ill health struck Steve, and Mom lost him in 2006. In recent years, she enjoyed pursuing hobbies such as
reading, jigsaw puzzles, and was just learning to master some “new” technology with her IPAD.
Mom loved to socialize, loved to laugh and visit and share a good joke. Besides her family, she enjoyed
close friendships and had support from neighbors and friends. She was especially close with the Tschetter
family, and valued her close friendship with Sharyl.
Our time here is short, and hindsight is 20-20. We will always love Mom and will miss her.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON
GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Rev. Aldeen McKay officiating.
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

YALOWEGA
MRS. JANET LOUISE YALOWEGA, beloved wife of Ed Yalowega, passed away peacefully after her short but
courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 57.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 528-12 B
Street North, Lethbridge, AB.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, to please make a donation to the St. Michaels
Palliative Care Centre, 1400-9 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 in memory of her life.
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

ZEMEK
1917 – 2014
MRS. RITA ZEMEK, beloved wife, mother, grandma and great- grandma of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully
in her sleep at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at the age of
96 years.
Rita was born to Joseph and Anna Rezac on June 2, 1917 in the Crowsnest Pass. She lived there until her
husband passed away in 1970 and soon after she moved to Lethbridge to be closer to her family. She was a
really good cook and a hard worker around her home – still shovelling snow at age 89. She enjoyed playing
crib and whist and just loved the musical entertainment brought in while she lived at Martha’s House.
Thanks to Park Meadows Good Samaritans Cottage 1, where she lived the past year and a half and was well
taken care of.
Rita was predeceased by her husband Joseph and also by her three sisters and one brother.
Left to mourn her passing are daughters Carolyn (Len) Nyland of Salmon Arm, B.C. and their children, Todd
(Leah) Nyland of Langley, B.C. and Tracy Nyland of Lethbridge; Brenda (Joey) Krywolt of Lethbridge and
their children Gabe (Joanne) Krywolt and Grant (Susheilla) Krywolt of Troy, Michigan. She also leaves
behind five great-grandchildren: Amy, Allison, Trevor, Reese and Amalia who brought her great joy.
Losing Mom leaves a deep hole in our family and she will be dearly missed. We love you Mom.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
“There’s a land of hope and promise
Where all cares and troubles end
And love and faith are waiting there
Beyond the rainbow’s end.”
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

Roy Peterson
1916 – 2014
Roy ³Bud² Peterson of Nanton (formerly of Calgary and originally the Scandia/Vauxhall area), beloved husband of the late Helen Peterson, passed away in High River on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at the age of 97 years.
The Burial Service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. 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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