September 29th, 2016

Wednesday April 16, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 16, 2014.

1948 ~ HIRSCHE ~ 2014
Mr. Reid Hirsche of Foremost, beloved husband of the late Sherilynn “Sherry” Hirsche, passed away
peacefully at home on the farm with family by his side on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the age of 65
years. Reid leaves to cherish his memory five children, Dallas (Tamara) Hirsche of Calgary, Chad
(Marilynn) Hirsche of Foremost, Heather (Bruce) Clayton of Strathmore, Brett (Amy) Hirsche and Nicole
(Derek) Losey, both of Foremost; his mother, Alverna Mortimer of Langford, British Columbia; his mother-
in-law, Jeanne Roth of Foremost; thirteen grandchildren, Lyndsay, Evan, Tyler, Justin, Cole, Chase, Cyle,
Katelyn, Dane, Leah, Jack, Damon and Preslee; one brother, Lynn (Loretta) Hirsche of Foremost; three
sisters, Linda (Butch) Black of Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Wendy Lortie of Edmonton and Cherie
(Tim) Webber of Calgary; his sister-in-law, Janice (Blaine) Poberznick of Medicine Hat; his sister-in-law
Annette Roth of Boca Raton Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Reid was preceded in death by
the love of his life, Sherry in 1999; his father, Arvin “Tye” Hirsche; his brother-in-law, Greg Roth; and
his father-in-law, George Roth. Reid was born on June 12th, 1948 in Lethbridge. He worked in the oil
patch in the early 1970’s, but moved back home to farm and ranch in Foremost. He lived in the original
homestead until the time of his passing. In addition to farming, Reid started a gravel business in the
1990’s serving the local community. Reid’s farm, gravel business and cattle were his passion while
honesty, integrity and hard work were the cornerstones of his personality. Although he was almost always
working on the farm or hauling gravel, Reid always welcomed his friends and neighbours into his home for
a coffee and a visit. Reid loved his family, and will be missed dearly by all. He fought a courageous 2 _
year battle with cancer. We take comfort that mom and dad are now together again looking down on us all.
We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Lewke-Bogle and Milk River Hospital and Staff for their
excellent care of Reid. The Funeral Service will be held in FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 – 1st Avenue
West, Foremost, Alberta on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Blaine Poberznick officiating. A
private interment will take place at Foremost Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Reid’s memory may be made to
the Milk River Hospital, 517 Centre Avenue, Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0. Condolences may be sent through
http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Reid Hirsche. Funeral arrangements are
entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat,
Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

AMBER JEAN VAN LOON
(1965-2014)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Amber Jean Van Loon, former resident of Bellevue,
Alberta who recently resided in North Vancouver, BC, who was called to be with the Lord on April 4, 2014
in North Vancouver. She celebrated her 48 years of a full life.
She is survived by her loving son, Colin Van Loon Lyttle of Vancouver, BC; her brothers, George (Randy)
Van Loon of Claresholm, Lee (Theresa) Van Loon of Bellevue, William Van Loon of Red Deer; and her
sisters, Mary (Brad) Harris of Lethbridge and Doris Van Loon of Bellevue.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in
Blairmore (13461-20th Avenue) with family member Pastor Manfred North Peigan officiating. The Visitation
Ceremony will be conducted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Donations in memory of the late Amber
Van Loon will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Addisons Society (193 Elgin Avenue West Goderich,
Ontario N7A 2E7) or to the ASPCA (P.O. BOX 725, Blairmore, AB). Condolences may be registered at
http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements (877) 896-8555.

BERYL STIMSON
1921 ~ 2014
With her beloved family by her side Beryl Stimson gently passed away on the morning of April 12, 2014 at
Chinook Regional Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband John (Jack) F. Stimson (May 2, 1992), and
her only sister Patricia Pitman (2012), survived by her children Derek Stimson (Stacey Kendall), Deborah
Mitchell (John Burgess), Susan Stimson (Gerry Weninger), Marie Payton (Shell Payton); grandchildren
Natalie Halverson (Lonny), Brett Stimson, Derek Stimson Jr. (Bailey Boehmer), Joanne Mahura (Gary), Julie
Craddock (Jeffrey), Patrick Mitchell, Michelle Gemmill (Kenny), Alison Payton-Hari (Tom), David Payton,
and 15 great grand- children.
Beryl was born in Stockwell, England October 7, 1921 to Reginald and Irene Crofts. As a young girl she
loved to ride her bike and was an accomplished tennis player. During WWII Beryl met the love of her life
(Jack Stimson) at a Church dance for Canadian soldiers. Beryl and Jack were married on February 4, 1945
at Brighton, England, and in the spring of 1946 Beryl along with many other War Brides moved to Canada to
begin a new life. It was in Taber, AB that Beryl and Jack raised their family and co-founded Hi-Way
Service. Over the years she remained a very active member of the Canadian War Brides Association. Mom was
always the happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she loved to share her many
stories of life in England and the many challenges faced when she first moved to Canada. Mom was, is, and
always will be a loving inspiration of strength for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7pm – 8pm, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at
MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH,
411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon Allan McCuaig, 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

HAMON
SAMUEL LEE CARL HAMON, beloved son, brother, uncle, friend, quietly left this phase of life on April 13,
2014.
Sam was born to Mildred Patricia Anne (Pruden) Hamon and Trevor Clarke Hamon on October 13, 1966 in
Calgary, Alberta. He was a spectacular spirit housed in a delicate little body. He was blessed to defy
the odds and withstand health limitations to touch and bless the lives of his parents, his nine siblings
and all who knew him.
Sam was predeceased by his brother Bryan Hamon in 1976 and his mother Mildred Hamon in 1985.
His is survived by his father Trevor C. Hamon; Mom Marlene Hamon; siblings Trevor W. (Nina) Hamon of
Raymond; Edie (Jerry) Jarvis of Raymond; Alan (Janet) Hamon of Claresholm; Dan (Kelly) Hamon of Nevada;
Miri (Chuck) Evans of Alabama; Darlene (Bob) Livingston of Jefferson; Jonathan (Alice) Hamon of Calgary;
Lorena (Brent) Rodgers of Magrath; Jerry (Linda) Stocking of Utah ; Gaydena (Larry) Smith of
Idaho;Yolanda (Garn) Kunder of Utah; Hyrum Stocking of Utah; Ian (Brenda) LaBoucane of Utah. His is also
loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins.
Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB on Wednesday, April 16th from 7:00 to
8:00 p.m OR at the Church on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service
will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, AB on Thursday, April 17th,
2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Doug Smith Officiating. Interment to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery,
Glenwood, Alberta.
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

HERAUF
MRS. MARIA BARBARA HERAUF, beloved wife of Mr. Peter Herauf of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St.
Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 77 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

HNATIUK, STEVE
Dec. 24, 1928 – April 14, 2014
STEVE HNATIUK of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. Therese Villa nursing home.
He is survived by his loving wife for 54 years Gloria and one son Tim (Lillian) Hnatiuk, two
granddaughters Brittany and Kaylum who were the apples of his eyes. he is also survived by two daughters
from a previous marriage and numerous other family members. He was predeceased by his parents Fred &
Marie, along with his siblings Bill, Dorothy, half-sister Annie and two half-brothers Nick & John.
Steve will be laid to rest with his parents in a private family service.
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

HOUSE
MR. RONALD HOUSE of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Jean House, passed away at the Chinook Regional
Hospital, April 13, 2014, at the age of 85 years.
A Memorial Service will be held. Details will be announced when complete.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

JACKIE SLINGERLAND
Mrs. Jackie Slingerland, beloved wife of Mr. Ken Slingerland and loving mother to Jocelyn, Kendra, Riley,
Daneka, and Kayleigh, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 39 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

TOGETHER AGAIN
Ann & Frank Gorda
Family gathering of family, friends and coworkers. Thursday 17 April, 2-5pm, Holiday Inn ballroom, 2375
Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge. Call Larry: 403 329 3894. No donations please.

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