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Friday April 4, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 4, 2014.

ANNA “PAULA” SCHEFTER
1923 ~ 2013
Mrs. Anna “Paula” Schefter of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Herman Schefter, passed away
peacefully on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
Paula is survived by her daughters Ingrid (Bob) Gemmell, Annemarie (Les) Diachinsky; her sons Bob (Nancy)
Schefter and John (Joanne) Schefter; her grandchildren Melanie Sokoloski, Nick and Deanna Schefter,
Matthew and Ashley Schefter, Robbie and Lindsey Gemmell, David and Shinnel Diachinsky, Mark and Shannon
Diachinsky, Jordan Schefter, Justin Parker and Kayla Schefter; her great-grandchildren Landon Sokoloski,
Pearson Sokoloski, Carter Schefter, Harrison Schefter, Charliese Gemmell, Alexis Diachinsky, Julianna
Diachinsky, Malcolm Parker and Cohen Parker; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Besides her loving husband Herman, Paula was predeceased by her brother Otto Schmitt, sister Maria
Kaufman, grandson Christopher Diachinsky and granddaughter Jenna Schefter.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
Send condolences at
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.comwww.mbfunerals.com.

BRADLEY

MRS. MAY BRADLEY (nee Cullen), beloved wife of the late Mr. Jack Bradley, of Lethbridge, passed away at
the St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the age of 96 years.
May was born on December 18, 1917 in Lethbridge and completed her schooling in Bow Island. She attended
the University of Alberta for one year before entering the School of Nursing program at the Holy Cross
Hospital in Calgary. Learning the “art” of nursing as well as nursing as a science was reflected in
earning a medal for “Executive Ability” at her graduation. May said she was never sure what she did to
deserve it but it must have been something good. Making patients feel comfortable and secure served as
her mission in life for all the people’s lives she touched. After graduating in 1939 she began her
Stewardess training program in Winnipeg for TCA (now Air Canada). An RN designation was required at the
time for this career. On her second flight she met Jack Bradley, the flight captain. They were married in
1941 and settled in Montreal where their three children were born. Following Jack’s tragic death in 1945,
May moved back west settling first in Vancouver and then in Lethbridge in 1949. She returned to her
nursing career which spanned decades and included clinic work, Head Nurse at St. Michael’s Hospital and
teaching at the St. Michael’s School of Nursing. May retired in 1977 but her love of nursing stayed close
to her heart. Music was a major part of her life and her gift of singing and playing the piano will be an
unforgettable memory for all. From sing-songs to birthday parties to hymns during the church services at
Pemmican Lodge, it remained a therapy for both the player and the listener. May will be greatly missed by
her son Tim, daughter Jackie (Ed), grandchildren Tammy (Todd), Jeff (Chelsea), Shannon and Kirsten
(Felix) as well as five great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Frances,
sister-in-law Fay and many nieces and nephews. May was predeceased by her husband Jack, son Joe, parents
“Minnie” and Louis, brothers Alan, Norman, Louis and sister Patricia.
A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue
South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray, Celebrant.
A private family Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in St. Mary’s

Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.
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

CLIFTON
EDWARD CARROLL CLIFTON,
beloved husband of Betty Clifton of Magrath, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Raymond, Alberta
at the age of 85 years.
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, Magrath, Alberta and again at the church prior to the
service from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m in
the Magrath Garden Place Chapel.
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

GREY
Sadly, we announce the passing of our Father, John Joseph Grey, on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 12:00 P.M. to 12:45 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.
Following the Funeral Service, Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 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

HRANAC
GARRY FREDERICK HRANAC passed away suddenly on April 1, 2014 at the age of 55 years with his family by
his side.
A Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale on Friday,
April 4, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Brett Annable officiating.
Interment to follow at Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.
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

JIM JAMIESON
1948 ~ 2014
Mr. Jim Jamieson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Joan Jamieson passed away unexpectedly at the
Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the age of 65 years.
Jim was always very active, he really enjoyed being outdoors fishing and camping. He cherished his time
with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was the most amazing father and husband. He was
extremely giving and caring, always willing to help anyone who needed it. He will be deeply missed by all
who knew him.
Besides his loving wife Joan, Jim is survived by his children, Julie (Wade Colbow) Roberston, Jacki
(Ryan) Fuhrmann, Joey (Tammy) Campbell, Jason (Tanya) Hueppelsheuser; grandchildren Shanea (Justin)
Nilsson, Wesley Robertson, Lee Robertson, Corbin Campbell, Lainie Fuhrmann, Ryder Fuhrmann, Paige
Hueppelsheuser; great-grandchildren Keegan Nilsson and Annika Nilsson. Jim is also survived by numerous
extended family members in both Ontario and Alberta.
Jim is predeceased by his first wife Helen Jamieson, both his parents and 4 siblings.
A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW

CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211,
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323-32 Avenue N.E. Calgary,
Alberta T2E 6Z3.
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

JOHN SHASKIN
1925 ~ 2014
Mr. John Shaskin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Vera Shaskin, passed away peacefully after a
lengthy illness on April 1, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
John was born on March 27, 1925 in Maloyanysol, Ukraine along with his twin brother Stephen. The whole
family left the Ukraine in 1944 amidst the chaos of retreating Nazi forces and eventually entered Canada
at Pier 21 in Halifax. Sadly, John’s mother passed away in Graz, Austria. Like many immigrants from
post-war Europe, they came to work on a Southern Alberta farm.
In the fall of 1951 John was introduced to a young woman, Vera Tyznenko, whose family also emigrated from
the Ukraine. They fell love and were married and started a family the next year. He was determined to
provide for his new family in the best way that he could and was always looking for an opportunity to be
successful. All of his experiences from the war torn Europe were instrumental to his success.
He had experience in welding, vehicle repair and maintenance, supervision of a large workforce,
coordinating special events, completing 2 years of electrical engineering at the University of Munich,
and being fluent in Greek, Ukrainian, Russian, German and English. John had an innate ability to garner
respect from anyone and everyone he met. John seized the opportunity to purchase a small construction
company located in Parkland from Ira and Phyllis Jones. In November 1963, John, along with his brothers
Stephen and Walter became partners in Willow Creek Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd. which is still operating as a
family business.
John had an immense knowledge of world history and politics with a particular interest in Eastern Europe
during the Second World War. His greatest affection was for his family – most recently his three great
grand children. He also loved to read, play chess, and share a glass or two, and reminisce about his life
experiences. Some of his fondest memories include summer vacations as a youth swimming in the Sea of Azov
while visiting relatives, his tenior as a lieutenant at the red army officer training academy in
Mariupol, his time in the U.S. Military base in post war Germany, and his contributions to Major
Construction projects in Southern Alberta. Above all it was the people he met and knew that was important
to him.
Besides his loving wife Vera, John is survived by his daughter Elizabeth; his sons Ken (Tina), Mark
(Lori); grandchildren John (Jana), Dustin (Caroline), Thomas (Julie), Bradley, Jennifer (Matt); his great
grand children Rowan, Channing, and Marshall. John is also survived by his brother Walter (Olga) as well
as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
John was predeceased by his parents Constantine and Elizabeth as well as his brother Stephen.
Prayers will be held at 7:00pm, on Friday, April 4, 2014, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th
Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, with Father Antonie Ciobanu.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to either the Canadian
Red Cross, 335 Colombia Blvd. West, Lethbridge AB, T1K 5Y8 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 408 740
4th Avenue South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 0N9.
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

KAY
VALIANT EDWARD KAY passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 2nd,
2014 at the age of 87 years.
A private interment service will be held at a later date.
In memory of Valiant Kay, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue
South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9
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

MURRAY MEYER
1951 ~ 2014
Mr. Murray Meyer, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Meyer, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on March
27, 2014 at the age of 62 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610 4th Street 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

NORGARDT
Leslie Cyril Norgardt, beloved husband of Barbara Norgardt, passed away in Lethbridge on February 26th,
2014, at the age of 86. Les was born on September 6th, 1927 in Lethbridge, he worked for International
Harvester in Lethbridge and then was transferred to Edmonton and later returned to Lethbridge to reside
until his passing. Les is predeceased by his parents John and Amelia, brothers Harvey and Lewis and
Nephew Greg. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Cheryl (Gordon) Carey, brothers in law Jerry
(Judy) Lamond, Jim (Gail) Lamond and sister in law Anne Norgardt and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service was held on March 29th, 2014 at Mountain View Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Travis Zentner of Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.
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

ROBERT DOUGLAS ASHMEAD
1946-2014
Robert (Bob) Ashmead of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away April 1, 2014 at the age of 67. Bob is survived
by his brother Gary (Pat) Ashmead, son Jon Christopher (Tanya) Ashmead, daughter Robin (Len) Ashmead-
Melvin, as well as his granddaughters Kalyka and Alexandra Ashmead. Bob was predeceased by his parents
Sidney and Jessie Ashmead of Lethbridge.
Bob will forever be remembered for his artistic talents in painting and woodcraft, his enthusiasm for his
Yankees, Cowboys and Canadiens, as well as his unbounded sense of humor.
At Bob’s request, there will be no funeral. The family will hold a private memorial to celebrate his
life.
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

SAUER
MR. JOHN “RICK” SAUER, of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at
the age of 64 years.
A Family Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

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