September 29th, 2016

Wednesday March 19, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 19, 2014.

BRIAN WAYNE WIELAND
1951 ~ 2014
Brian Wayne Wieland, beloved husband of Brenda Wieland, passed away at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 62 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at SOUTH MINSTER UNITED CHURCH,
1011 – 4th Avenue South, 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

COE
FRANCES EDITH COE, beloved wife of the late Ernest P. Coe, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont
Extendicare on Monday, March 17th, 2014 at the age of 94 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

Dorothy Irene Wells, (nee Jarvie)
April 15th, 1932 – March 13, 2014
Dorothy Irene Wells, the beloved wife of Charles H. Wells, passed away at the St. Michaels Care Center,
on Thursday March 13th, 2014, surrounded by the love of her natural family and the care of the wonderful
professionals at St. Mikes.
Dorothy was born to Anthony Marshall Jarvie and Sarah (Morris) Jarvie on April 15th, 1932 in Lethbridge
Alberta. Dorothy attended public school in Lethbridge and after graduation Dorothy worked for the City of
Lethbridge, Trans Canada Airlines and for 27 years the Raymond General Hospital.
In the winter of 1960 Dorothy met her husband Charles while skating on Henderson Lake. The two were as
devoted to each other as two people could be. Through good times, tough times lean and prosperous times,
the two were inseparable. Charles was with her at the end holding her hand, and as always, sending her
his love.
After marriage, the newlyweds moved to Raymond. Dorothy moved from city girl to country girl and learned
the life of farming, and gardening. In the years that followed Dorothy became the proud mother of two
children who she adored, Charles Wells (Jr. of Edson, Alberta) and her daughter Kathleen Wells (Richard
Harding) of Calgary, Alberta.
Dorothy always had an artistic flair and instilled a love of the arts in her children. Dorothy was gifted
in photography and painting, talents which were passed on to her son.
In the years before marriage Dorothy loved to travel, and was a known to be a bit of a fashionista,
sporting always great shoes, hats, gloves and bags. Dorothy’s favorite travel spots were London England
and the Barbados. Dorothy’s flair for fashion and love for travel is something that her daughter carries
on.
After marriage Dorothy‘s pursuits turned to looking after her family and church. Globetrotting travel
turned to family camping trips or spending time with her sister Sandra and brother in law, Lee Learner at
their home in Waterton National Park.
Dorothy was a devoted member of the United Church of Canada, the church was committed to Dorothy during
her illness as she was to the church during her life.
Dorothy also had a great sense of humor and loved to garden. Right up to the end, Dorothy was
entertaining doctors, nurses and her family. Dorothy was a kind a gentle woman who was thoughtful of
others beliefs and kind to all. She will be deeply missed but her kindness and sense of humour will live
on in the memories of all who knew her. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Sarah, and
all six (6) of her siblings, Marshall, Morris, Donald, Anthony, Sandra and Carolyn Jarvie and her son in
law, Michael Peterson.
Besides her immediate family, Dorothy is survived by her sisters in law, Audrey Warawa, Patricia Sphiel,
Nita and Gladys Jarvie and numerous nieces and nephews.
A family and close friend’s celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at The Chapel at St. Michael’s
Care Center in Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, the 22nd of March at 11:00 am. With Reverend Aldeen McKay
and Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.
The gift of flowers is gratefully declined. For those wishing to remember Dorothy please consider making

a donation to the Canadian Arthritis Association, a disease which Dorothy suffered from for 50 years.
 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

ELIZABETH “BETTY”
GIESBRECHT
1936 ~ 2014
Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Giesbrecht, beloved wife of Mr. Jake M. Giesbrecht, passed away on Tuesday, March
18, 2014 at the age of 77 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

HOFER
JOHN HOFER, beloved husband of Sarah Hofer, of Ewelme Colony, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 17,
2014 surrounded by his family at the age of 76 years. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March
20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Ewelme Colony.
 Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

IRVINE
It is with the utmost sadness that the family of RONALD DENNIS “SCOTTY” IRVINE announces his passing
after a short, but courageous battle with lung disease.
Scotty was born on the family farm near Barons, Alberta to parents Hazel (nee Mickleberg) and Billy
Irvine, where he spent the rest of his life farming. Married to Madeline Mifflin for nearly 60 years,
they raised four children: Terry, Gary (Brenda), Lee (Monica) and Barb (Chris). Scotty loved camping and
fishing in the mountains and spent many summers with the family near Spring Creek. In his later years, he
spent much of his time on the golf course at Keho Lake, perfecting his game. He loved being outdoors and
always “on the go” somewhere. Sharing a story or a joke at the local coffee shop was a favourite pastime.
He had a great sense of humour and made friends wherever he went. In his last days, Scotty was surrounded
by all of his family at his bedside, sharing stories and jokes right up until his last moments.
Scotty was predeceased by his mother Hazel (nee Mickleberg), father Billy Irvine, and brother Sonny. He
is survived by his sister Lorraine and wife Madeline. Scotty is the proud father of four children, six
grandchildren: Colby, Connor, Baylee, Carson, Brandon and Lauren. Scotty was a true testament to “family
first”.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South,
Lethbridge on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
The family expresses their sincere thanks to the staff at the South Campus Hospital in Calgary, where 
Scotty spent his last days. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks for donations to the Alberta
Lung Association, Suite 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K6 in his memory.
 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

JOANNE McCAGUE
1942 – 2014
JOANNE EILEEN McCAGUE of Raymond, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on March 15, 2014 after
a short illness.
Joanne leaves behind her husband Mike, daughters Deanna (Russ) Holitzki of Neslson, BC and Karen (Randy)
Carlson of Raymond, AB. Joanne’s grandchildren Matthew and Madeline Holitzki hold a special place in her
heart.
Thanks go to Dr. Stan Benke and the health care team on 4B at CRH.
A family Memorial will be held at a later date in Summerland, BC.
 Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

KIGGINS
ROBERT AENEAS KIGGINS passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
The scattering of ashes will be held 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

MIYAGAWA, Tosh (Maggi)
May 28, 1917 – March 11, 2014
Tosh Miyagawa passed away peacefully in Burnaby, B.C. at home with Eileen and Ken Kajiwara and Kiki at
his side. He was predeceased by his wives Joyce Kudo (1969) and Lillian Watte (2003). He is survived by
his daughters, JoAnn (John Woods), Arlene Kudo, Eileen (Ken Kajiwara), Vivian (Allen O’Hara), 9
grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren, and sisters Soni Takasaki, May Ohno and Shirley Higa.
In his later years, Tosh and Lillian retired to the Salmon Arm – Enderby area of B.C. Tosh (ex- VE6VE,
VE7DLA) enjoyed being involved with the Alberta and B.C. radio clubs, the wonderful RV outings, and
Enderby Curling Club. He will be dearly missed by his friends in Enderby and Salmon Arm. Tosh also looked
forward to the Miyagawa family reunions in Lethbridge. Private family funeral will be held in April. To
send an onlinemessage please go to remembering.ca.

ROBERGE, Bradley David
September 21, 1974 –
March 11, 2014
With broken hearts we announce the passing of Bradley. He was born in Sparwood, B.C. and resided in Maple
Ridge/Pitt Meadows. Brad is survived by David, his father, Linda, his mother, and Jolynn (JJ), his sister
and Jamie. He also leaves behind an amazing group of aunts, uncles and cousins as well as many wonderful
friends. Brad loved sunshine and the outdoors (especially camping and fishing) and was happiest being
surrounded by family and friends. His infectious smile, positive energy and easy- going ways are
irreplaceable and touched so many lives. You will be missed. Love you always. You are now free Brad, go
and play.
Condolences may be sent to http://www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

RUTH (HORTON-BOGUSKI) STEINER
1931 ~ 2014
Mrs. Ruth Steiner of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 82 years; beloved
mother of Dan Boguski and Bev Boguski (Terry Leong).
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
Flowers are gratefully declined; memorial donations may be made to the Park Meadows Good Samaritans,
1511- 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2.
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

STAN HARLEY (CHERVINSKI)
1947 ~ 2014
Stan Harley (Chervinski) of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Norma Harley, passed away after a lengthy
illness on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the age of 67 years.
Besides his loving wife Norma, Stan is survived by his two daughters Amber (Bill) and Mandy-Jo; his one
son Chad; grandchildren Katrina, Deborah, Trace, Sadie; great-grandchildren River and Reine (“the two
puddles”) and Troy; and one brother Don (Judy).
At Stan’s request, no formal service will be held.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional
Hospital Foundation- Heart Function Clinic, 960 – 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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

Gabe Wickenheiser
1924 – 2014
Gabriel George Wickenheiser, beloved husband of Adeline Wickenheiser, passed away in Taber on Monday,
March 17, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 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.
Besides Adeline, his loving wife of sixty three years, Gabe is survived by their children Darlene (Dave)
Waddle of Taber, Dianne (Danny) Clarke of Coaldale, Joe (Cindy) Wickenheiser of Taber, Peggy (Louis)
Foisy of Lethbridge, Loree (Tom) Rodwell of Taber; fifteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren
and one great great grandson.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gabe¹s name may be made directly to the St. Vincent de Paul
Society, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T4 or to the Taber Food Bank Society, 5512 – 48 Avenue,
Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

Gina Wright
1962 – 2014
Gina Wright, beloved wife of Tim Wright, passed away in Taber with her family by her side, following a
courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 51 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 20,
2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Ken Easterbrook officiating. A private burial service will be held at the
Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband Tim, she is survived by her children Caleb Wright of Taber and his son
Grayson, Christopher (Amanda) Wright of Taber and their daughter Ezmay; parents Francesco and Maria
Belcastro; siblings Giovanni (Helen) Belcastro, Tom (Val) Belcastro, Mario (Maria) Belcastro, Angela
(Kamaron) Hampton and Teresa (Stacy) Hagen. She is also survived by her father and mother-in-law Russell
and Mildred Wright and the entire Wright family; nieces and nephews Jodie Poitras, Maria Belcastro,
Melissa Schoenfeldt, Frank Belcastro, Mario Belcastro, Carissa Morgan, Sarah and Miranda Belcastro,
Justin Olson, Isabella Belcastro, Tyrell and Matthew Odland, Darby Hampton, Chelsea and Josh Hagen as
well as all of Gina¹s extended family.
Gina was born on October 5, 1962 in San Giovanni, in Fiore, Italy. She lived her life for her family, her
boys meant the world to her. Most of her spare time she enjoyed being with her grandchildren Grayson and
Ezmay. Gina loved camping, spending time in her yard and sitting on her deck with a nice cup of coffee
enjoying a beautiful day. She worked as a Teachers Aid for the past seventeen years at D.A. Ferguson
Middle School and loved her job and her friends there. Gina was an amazing mother, wife, sister, daughter
and friend. She will be sadly missed but will live on in all of our hearts
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gina¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer
Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca) or to the Chinook Regional
Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

Dorothy Fong
1919 – 2014
It is with profound sadness that the family of Dorothy Fong, announce her passing in Taber on Sunday,
March 16, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Thursday, March 20, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 21, 2014
at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Arij Langstraat officiating. A burial service will be held at the Taber
Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dorothy is survived by her three children Kirk Fong of Saskatoon and his family Carol, David (Myranda)
(their son Simon) and Danny (Aline); Jadine Fong (Bailey) of New Liskeard, Ontario; Michelle (Tim)
Huisman of Taber and family Curtis and Janel. She is also survived by her eldest brother Paul (Lillian)
DoFoo of Calgary who is in his 101st year and by numerous nieces and nephews, both from the Fong and
DoFoo sides of the family.
Aside from her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Edward Fong in 1992 and by her three
brothers, George DoFoo, Ernie DoFoo and Silas (Jennie) DoFoo.
Dorothy was born in Calgary on October 19, 1919 to Eng (nee Ho) and Luey DoFoo. She married Edward Fong
in Calgary in 1949 and they moved to Taber where Ed managed the Big T Supermarket along with his two
brothers.
Dorothy was a kind and generous person and a very supportive wife and mother. Throughout her lifetime she
was helpful to new immigrants and was able to use her bilingual skills to assist others, especially
Chinese women who needed guidance for doctor, hair or eye appointments. She was active in the UCW for
many years at the Knox United Church. Dorothy was caring and supportive of her children¹s needs and
aspirations and loved her grandchildren very much. She was so delighted to have lived to meet Simon, her
only great grandchild. She taught her children the difference between right and wrong and to respect
their elders and this legacy will be passed down to future generations.
Many of the fun times were spent with Ed and the notorious neighbours on 51st Street, whose good humour
and pranks were legendary. In earlier years, as children of new immigrant families, there were social
challenges that had to be overcome. Perseverance and hard work by Dorothy¹s generation smoothed the way
for her future descendants who are deeply indebted for the lives that they enjoy now A long life, well
lived…. rest in peace.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dorothy¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer
Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca) or to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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