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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 27, 2014.

ANDERSON
DR. ROY. E. ANDERSON passed away February 22, 2014 in Lethbridge at the age of 91. He is the loving
father of three daughters: Gail Sherlock of Calgary, Pam Anderson of Lethbridge and Deb (Rob) Cornelssen
of Cochrane. He has five grandchildren: Mark and Lisa Sherlock, Jamie (Derek) Williamson, Taryn
Cornelssen and Mike Anderson; two great grandchildren Ben and Adelyn Williamson. Roy was predeceased by
his beloved wife, Doris, his brother, Dr. Howard Anderson and his son-in-law, Rolf Sherlock.
Roy was born in Berry Creek, Alberta, on December 17, 1922. He attended Normal School in Calgary where he
earned his teaching certificate and proceeded to teach in a one-room schoolhouse. His teaching career was
cut short by his acceptance into the Army when he was chosen out of a select few to attend the University
of Toronto in the Engineering program. Roy achieved the rank of Lieutenant through his Officer Training.
While serving, he met the love of his life Doris Price at the Army base in Camp Borden where she was a
Red Cross volunteer. They were married on August 23, 1947 in Toronto and spent 59 years together as soul
mates.
After the war, Roy attended and graduated from the Chiropractic College in Toronto. He initially
practiced in Taber and then formed the Chiropractic Associate Clinic in Lethbridge in partnership with
Dr. Jim Speelman; they both retired in 1997.
Roy had a great love for people, a very calming nature and a positive philosophy about life. He was a
dedicated family man and cared greatly about the well being of his patients, friends and family.
Roy enjoyed all sports, especially a good golf game. He was well known for his wonderful sense of humour.
Thanks, Dad for the love and the laughter. We are really going to miss you.
The family will be having a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request
donations be made to the Windy City Canine Rescue (www.windycityrescue.com) or Last Chance Cat Ranch.
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

BILL CLARKE
1950 ~ 2014
Mr. Bill Clarke of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at
the age of 63 years.
Bill is survived by his son Michael Clarke, daughter Marina Crego, Son in-law Scott Crego; his 3
Grandchildren Alexis, Rylee, and Nolan Crego; and siblings, Dan (Dianne), Colleen Meier (Jim Gage), Rick, Jim (Cathy), Neeta, Neela (Rick Arseneall), Kathy (Bert Patriquin), Steve (Heather). He was predeceased
by parents William & Dorothy Clarke, brother Cameron, and sister Sharon Tymensen.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Deacon Ray Wagner.
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

CHIRKA
PAUL CHIRKA of Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February
25, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
Paul was born in Wein, AB to William and Nancy. Being one of 14 siblings, Paul learned early on the
importance of family and helping others. After returning to Canada from serving overseas in WWII he met
his wife, Helen, and eventually settled in Lethbridge. He is survived by sons Larry (Anne) and Don
(Sherry), daughters Elaine and Cathy, and grandchildren Julia, Paul, Zac, Jason, Daniel, Stephen and
Anna. Never one to stay still, after working as a Heavy Equipment Operator with Transport Canada for 30
years, he retired and focused on his gardening, storytelling and snow shovelling.
Funeral Services will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North,
Lethbridge on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with Reverend Gary Sedgwick 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

DENA MARINO
1924 ~ 2014
Dena Lorraine Marino passed away February 19, 2014 in Lethbridge at the age of 89 years.
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.
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

GARNER
WINNIFRED ELIZABETH GARNER beloved wife of the late George Garner, passed away at St. Therese Villa on
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Winnie was the loving mother of Sharon, Lynda,
George, and Carol.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN
CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment to follow at
Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
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

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.
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

LIESBETH HEIN
1925 ~ 2014
Mrs. Liesbeth Hein, beloved wife of Mr. Hans-Georg Hein, passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre,
on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the age of 88 years
Besides her loving husband, Liesbeth was survived by her sons Volker (Audrey) Hein and Wolf (Renate)
Hein; daughters Lena Symes, Ruth Hachkowski, and Margaret Hein; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Otto and Frieda Janssen and her son Hans-Dietrich Hein
and son-in-law Timothy Symes.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, February 28, 2014 at VICTORY CHURCH, 1 Mile East of
Lethbridge on HWY 3 (just off of Sunny Side Road), with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating.

NISHIYAMA
CHIEKO LOUISE NISHIYAMA, beloved wife of the late Jack Noboru Nishiyama, passed away at the age of 89, in
Raymond on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Louise was the cherished mother of Jackie (and Barrie) Robb of Calgary, Rod Nishiyama of Calgary, and
Brian Nishiyama of Raymond. She was the proud grandmother of Ryan (and Astrid) Robb of Calgary, Brett
Robb of Boston, B. Scott Robb of Edmonton, Matthew and Christopher Nishiyama of Calgary; and great-
grandmother to Noah and Logan Robb, Liam and Brosnan Fair, Sheldon Robb and Jaina Nishiyama. Louise is
also survived by her sister, Ayako Kaye Otsuka. She was predeceased by her brother, Mitsuo Amemori, and
her sisters, Kinko Hironaka, Tomiko Imakire, and Akiko Moriyama.
Louise was born in Mission, BC on December 11, 1924. A brilliant student, she was uprooted at the end of
her 12th year of school by the relocation of the Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. In 1942,
to keep the family together, her father brought them to work in the beet fields of Raymond. After a short
time working as a domestic, she was chosen by Dr. Harris Walker to train as a nurse. Subsequently, she
worked for several years at the Raymond Medical Clinic as a receptionist, nurse and book-keeper. She went
on to accounting positions at other firms, retiring from Mountain Minerals in Lethbridge.
In 1946, the Nishiyama family was reunited in Raymond, bringing Jack into her life. They were married in
December 1948. Both were very active in their Church community as well as the greater Raymond community,
especially working with groups of young people. Louise helped found a Girl Guide troop in the early 60’s.
She and Jack became avid and talented ballroom dancers, and with their very good friends, the Sunadas and
the Takahashis, they dined and danced in Lethbridge and Calgary. As a group, the six forever-friends
enjoyed many birthday celebrations and fun-filled Hawaiian vacations together.
Louise was an avid golfer and, with her friends Alice Kamitomo, and Judy Fukushima represented Alberta in
a national Seniors Women’s competition. She was a founding member of the Momiji Dance Troupe in
Lethbridge, and after retirement, taught several sushi-making classes for the Town of Raymond. A
beautiful, accomplished woman, noted for her sense of style, she also enjoyed modeling for a Lethbridge
agency.
Thank you to the staff at the Ridgeview Lodge and the Prairie Lodge in Raymond for their patience,
kindness and caring during Louise’s stay in both facilities.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON
GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 St. North, Lethbridge.
A Memorial Service will be held at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 St. South,
Lethbridge on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Y. Izumi will officiate.
Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged/accepted.
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

RIRIE
WILLIAM HOLLIS RIRIE, of Magrath, Alberta, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 20th, 2014 at
the age of 81 years.
William is survived by his siblings Harriet Strate, Mark (Barbara) Ririe, and Keren Brenton.
Friends may meet the family at the Diamond Willow Terrace, Magrath, Alberta on Thursday, February 27th,
2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Cemetery on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
followed by a Memorial Service at the Diamond Willow Terrace, Magrath at 2:30 p.m.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham of Legacy.
LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD., CARDSTON Assisting the Family. Phone 403-653-3222.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

ROBBINS
GLEN EARLE ROBBINS passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014, at the age of 67. Glenn leaves a
lifetime of memories with his mother Lois and sister Leslie (Jack); wife Susan; children Gregg (Jen) and
Leah (Ryan); and granddaughter Gabi; as well as his large, extended family.
At Glenn’s request, a formal funeral service will not be held. A celebration of Glenn’s life will be held
at a later date for friends and family.
A memorial website has been created at http://www.forever missed.com/glenn-earle-robbins. Please visit it
to read about Glenn’s life, offer condolences and share your memories.
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

SCHNEIDER
Our beloved mother, GLADYS NISH SCHNEIDER, grandmother and friend passed peacefully on February 21, 2014
in Cardston, Alberta at the age of 95 years. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Dave Schneider.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Darrel (Donna), Nedra (Bill) Marshall, Rex (Sherie), Grant
(Sandra) Schneider.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 1st, at 11:00 am at Legacy Funeral Home, 107 – 6th St
West, Cardston, AB. Interment will be at the Cardston Cemetery.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

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.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 28th, 2014, 2:00 P.M. at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329
– 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge.
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

THORSTENSON, Jim (E.J.)
September 15, 1926 –
February 25, 2014
Jim Thorstenson, beloved husband of 62 years of Doris, passed away on February 25, 2014 in Claresholm at
the age of 87. He will be greatly missed by his children Penny (David) Gill and Barry Thorstenson; his
granddaughters Kimberly Gill, Kristen (Dan) Butler and Baylee (Mike) Leavitt. Jim was predeceased by his
mother Bertha and sister Lucille.
Jim was an active member of the Claresholm Lion’s Club and also enjoyed curling, golf and gardening. The
family would like to thank the Homecare staff, Claresholm General Hospital nursing staff and doctors for
their tender care during Jim’s last days.
A memorial service will be held at Leyden’s Funeral Home (4079 1st Street West) in Claresholm on
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm. with Pastor Stefan Ulrich presiding.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory if desired may be made to the Claresholm & District Health
Foundation (Box 2638 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0) or the Claresholm General Hospital Palliative Care (Box
610 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0).

WADE PHILIP GALLOWAY
DECEMBER 23, 1976 – FEBRUARY 15, 2014
It is with profound sadness, the Galloway family confirms the untimely passing of Wade Galloway, who was
swept away by an avalanche on Mount Rowe at Waterton Lakes National Park on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Wade will be greatly missed by his wife, Sarah, daughter, son, parents, brother, three nephews, two
nieces, maternal grandmother, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
While attending the U of R, Wade met the love of his life, the beautiful girl who became his wife. Wade
was an ambitious entrepreneur and as he became successful in his career, he made more time for his other
passions. He obtained his pilot’s license and then successfully completed his night endorsement and
instrument rating. He loved flying his family and friends in the family plane C-GWPG, especially trips to
Edmonton to see his favourite NHL Team, the Edmonton Oilers play.
When the family moved to Alberta, he relished the opportunity to be near the mountains and snowboard. He
loved winter and searched for fresh powder. He went snowboarding to Japan and on numerous Heli-
Snowboarding trips in the Canadian Rockies but it was backcountry splitboarding he loved. He often said
that when he physically climbed thousands of feet up the mountain, sat on the peak, he was awed by the
splendor of the vista before him and felt such inner peace.
“The mountains will bring peace to the people.” Psalm 72:3
Everyone who knew Wade was inspired and will remember his passion for the mountains. Wade was a strong
supporter of public avalanche safety, raising money for the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) through an
annual fundraiser called the Canuck SplitFest. In May 2013, the CAC awarded Wade with a Service Award for
his outstanding fundraising efforts and celebrating avalanche awareness in the splitboarding community.
Those fortunate enough to be Wade’s friend were rewarded with his loyalty, wit and sense of humor.
Wade was a very private person but in 2010 he went from anonymity to be a vocal proponent of a new
skateboard facility in Lethbridge. He wished to share his former passion of skateboarding with his son
and other young people. Wade lobbied, raised money and felt joy when recently the new skateboard park was
completed. Only a couple of weeks ago, he joined in with the kids shoveling snow from the skateboard
park.
Wade had a strong desire to serve his community. In 2010 he launched the Lethbridge Accountability
website saying he wanted council members to be more open and accountable. Before announcing his candidacy
for City Council in 2013, he handed over the website to another group. Wade was elected to Lethbridge
City Council in October 2013.
Wade preferred to stay in the background but he was a very compassionate man and had a very generous
spirit. Annually he donated to JDRF and numerous other charitable organizations. He grew his hair long
and when he had it cut, he donated his hair to the Canadian Cancer Society who use healthy, unbleached
hair to make wigs for chemo patients.
Wade treasured his family and spent quality time with his children. In 2012 Wade, Sarah and children
spent two enjoyable months together, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories, as they traveled across
Canada, from coast to coast, visiting every province’s legislative buildings, including the Parliament
Building in Ottawa.
The family sincerely thanks all the people of Lethbridge who have offered their love, prayers and support
during this extremely difficult time; we have indeed felt your comforting thoughts and your prayers. We
are especially grateful to Wade’s friend who accompanied him on his last run and to the Staff at Waterton
Lakes National Park.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717
24 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Scott Currie officiating. The interment will be held at Mountain
View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Avalanche
Centre, Box 2759, 110 MacKenzie Avenue, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0 or to the Galloway Tragedy Trust Fund set
up at the Royal Bank of Canada, donations can be made to any RBC branch in Canada.
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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