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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 25, 2014.

ANDERSON

DR. ROY E. ANDERSON passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

 

ANTHONY WELLS

Mr. Anthony Wells, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

DENA MARINO

1924 ~ 2014

Dena Lorraine Marino passed away February 19, 2014 in Lethbridge at the age of 89 years. Dena was born to Charles and Wandah Parry on September 20, 1924 in Lethbridge Alberta. Her beginnings as a child sparked her love for horses, with her daily duty of herding dairy cows along roadside ditches even before she was old enough to start school. There was no such thing as a day without responsibilities on the dairy farm. She attended White School and Olds College but returned home after suffering a knee injury. As their father’s health was perilous, and with her older brother Bert overseas with the RCAF, she and her little brother Don were needed to run the farm during the WW2 years. It was then that Dena met Carl Marino of Montreal in 1942, while he was stationed at the Lethbridge Airport, #8 Bombing and Gunnery School .Mom was a talented painter but also had an amazing talent for writing, which landed her an invitation to move to Hollywood after two recordings, sung by Annette Warren, and a lyrical debut adopted by the popular Juliette TV Show. She eagerly left it all behind, for she had met the love of her life, here in Lethbridge: they were married, and settled on 40 acres on the Jail Road. Soon it was wall to wall horses. No surprise there!! We four kids grew up there and loved it with all our hearts, as did Mom and Dad. Family and friends were at the top of her list, along with her passion for her horses. As an accomplished horse woman, and as a founding member of several horse clubs, in including the Remington Carriage Combined Driving Club, it was no surprise that she was still winning competitions at the age of 66. She resided on the farm until she was 83 years old, then moved to South Lethbridge. Dena was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1990, brother Bert Parry, infant sister Lola, and granddaughter Leisha Marino. She is survived by all four of her children: Juanita (Wayne) McKenzie, Don (Dawn) Marino, Linda (Randy) Maxwell and Jamie (Barb) Marino: 10 grandchildren; Tyler and Dan Willis; Lisa and Neil Marino; Kim Punter, Natalie Guidinger and Kyle Maxwell; Raina, Myriah and Ryley Marino: and 8 great-grandchildren, with “one on the way”. We love you Mom! We thank you for your passion for life, and everything in it, as we would do it all over again…..JUST LIKE THAT! A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the ITALIAN-CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 St. Edward Blvd. North, Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

GEORGE GETZINGER

1927 – 2014

GEORGE passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, AB on February 19, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Doreen, daughter Diane and son Rodney; as well as four grandchildren: Kim, Jason, Carmen and Jordan. He is also survived by four brothers: Willie, Martin, Rhiney, and Rudy, and two sisters, Emma and Christina.

 

 

GEORGE VARGA

1934 ­ 2014

GEORGE VARGA, father of Maggie Curran and Zsolt Varga, passed away surrounded by his family at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 79 years. At George¹s request, a service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, 402-740-4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

HARVEY

ALISTAIR MCLENNAN ³MAC² HARVEY passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare in Lethbridge on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

 

JEAN PIRO

1938 ~ 2014

Mrs. Jean Piro, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Piro, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

THOMPSON

CAROL ANN MARIE THOMPSON(nee Frederickson) passed away in the Chinook Regional Hospital ICU on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at the age of 72 surrounded by her loving husband of 50 years Dennis and her children Arden Thompson, Lori (Brian) Vandenbiggelaar, Hayley (Mario) Bruisedhead. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Faith Thompson-Beveridge, Adrian, Shelby and Alanta Vandenbiggelaar and her great-granddaughter Brodie Bruisedhead. Carol is predeceased by her parents Neil and Annie Frederickson and her brother Robert. Carol will be remembered for her generous and giving nature, her fire and determination, her love of cooking and a good laugh but most of all her love of her family. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 ­ 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge. Flowers are gratefully declined. In memory of Carol please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

 

WADE GALLOWAY

1976 ~ 2014

It is with great sadness that the family of Wade Galloway, the beloved husband of Sarah Galloway, announce his passing on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the age of 37 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

WILLIAM BACZUK

1928 ~ 2014

After a full, long and healthy life William Baczuk passed peacefully on February 20, 2014 at Foothills Hospital. He was 85 years of age. We will remember Bill for his youthful and abundant energy, love of life and decency towards all who came in contact with him. Bill loved the simpler things in life and especially enjoyed travel and time spent with his immediate family. Within us your love and spirit lives on each and every day, Dad. We love you with all our hearts – your wife Ruth, your son Ronny and your daughter-in-law Karen. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday February 27 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 9Z9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

ZUBACH

JERRY NOLAN ZUBACH passed away quietly in Cardston, Alberta on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at the age of 63 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the South Hill Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Saturday, March 1st from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Email condolences to Legacy at legacyfh@telus.net.

 

Theresa Skorya

1920 – 2014

Theresa Skorya, beloved wife of the late John Skorya, passed away in Taber on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa, Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Theresa is survived by her son Frank (Janet) Kichler of Taber; step daughter Virginia (Frank) Badura of Lethbridge; grandchildren Patrick (Darla) Kichler, Stephen Kichler (Rebecca), Tom (Pam) Badura, Agnes Guminy, Ken Badura, Marilyn Badura (Tony), Keith (Tammy) Badura and Shirley Badura; sixteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Regina Killinger as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John Skorya, first husband Joseph Kichler, mother Maria Merkl, brother Frank Merkl and brother-in-law Frank Killinger. Theresa was born January 6, 1920 in Socolovac, Yugoslavia. She immigrated to Canada in 1949 with her nine year old son Frank. They moved to Taber and this is where she resided for the rest of her life. Theresa was a hard worker, at first in the sugar beet fields and later at the hospital in laundry and housekeeping. She was a great cook and loved to bake. Theresa also had a big garden and wonderful flowers. When she did relax, she had her crochet work in her hands. Theresa will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Theresa¹s name may be made directly to a charity of one¹s choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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