September 28th, 2016

Wednesday April 30, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 30, 2014.

BERES
It is with profound sadness that the family of MR. LESLIE BERES announce his passing on April 25th, 2014
at the age of 75 following a very brief, courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Lethbridge, AB on July 10th, 1938 to George and Terez Beres, he attended schools in Coaldale and
Readymade, AB. On November 17, 1962 he married Shirley Weir and together they farmed in Readymade until
1973. Dad remained in the agriculture sector through employment with Agriculture Canada at the Lethbridge
Research Centre in 1973, retiring in 1996. They continued to reside on the farm until 2002 when they sold
their land and moved to Lethbridge. Upon his retirement, he made numerous travel excursions including
trips to Alaska, across Canada, and has spent the last 17 summers camping at Lake Koocanusa, BC. An avid
fisherman, outdoor enthusiast, and loyal Calgary Flames hockey fan, his sense of humour was second to
none.
Proud of his Hungarian heritage, Dad was an active member in both the Hungarian Oldtimer’s Association
and the Hungarian Cultural Society. He was also active in the Norbridge Senior’s Centre. Friendships were
an important aspect of Dad’s life and he established several new ones through these associations, with
his neighbours in the Fairmont community where they resided, and during his time at Koocanusa. Many old
friendships were maintained when they moved off of the farm, particularly with those friends from the
Readymade area.
His memory will be treasured forever by his wife Shirley of 51 years, his children, Cheryl, Patti (Paul
Nelson), Brian (Suneeta D’Souza), and Theresa; his #1 outstanding grandson, Kiran Beres; nephew Ron
(Sharon) Kormos, niece Marie (Bob) Halvorson, brothers-in-law Dave (Carolyn) and Rob (Suzanne) Weir, and
numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, infant brother
Charles, parents-in-law Rex and Viola Weir, brother-in-law Bert Kormos, and sister Maggie Kormos.
A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Leslie’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 –
Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., with Allyn Mills
officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. A private interment will be held prior to
the service.
In lieu of flowers, Dad requested that those interested support the Stars Air Ambulance (STARS, Box 570,
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7).
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 ROSE EVANS
1932 ~ 2014
Mrs. Dorothy Rose Evans, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the NANTON CEMETERY, with a
Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB,
with Reverend Bob Wallace, Officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, 402, 740 – 4
Ave, Lethbridge, 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

ERNST “HANK” BESSELING
1934-2014
Ernst “Hank” Besseling, beloved husband of Margaret Besseling, passed away peacefully at home with his
family by his side, on Sunday April 27, 2014 at the age of 79 years.
Hank was born in Denhelder, Netherlands October 22, 1934 to his parents Johan and Gertrude Besseling. He
immigrated to Canada March 16, 1955 and married the love of his life Margret (Pownall) in 1957 and had
just celebrated their 57thwedding anniversary in March.
Hank worked for Alberta Government Services for 35 years before his retirement and kept busy afterwards
fishing, camping, gardening, tinkering in the garage and fine tuning his beloved 1977 Ford Truck. Hank
will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
Hank is survived by his wife Margaret and his four children Adella (Larry) Boulton, Gordon (Tzena), Linda
and Alan. Hank also has four grandchildren Nicole Roberts, Matthew Boulton, Lauren and Gregory, and two
great grandchildren Corbin Roberts and Aveya Aiken.
Hank is also survived by brother Rudy Besseling of Gabriola Island and sister Henny Hamelink of Den
Oever, Netherlands as well as nieces and nephews.
At Hank’s request there will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations in Hank’s memory to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre 960-19
Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 would be appreciated.
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

HEAVY RUNNER
LYLE FREEMAN HEAVY RUNNER passed away in Cardston on April 25th, 2014 at the age of 32 years.
A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, May 5th from 7:00 to
11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, May
6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Family Cemetery.
Email 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

IKUTA, SUSUMU KYOJO
Passed away peacefully on April 24, 2014. Susumu or ‘Sus’ was born on Nov. 23 1926 in Kyoto, Japan as the
eldest son to Rev. Shinjo and Mrs. Mino Ikuta. Susumu moved to Canada with his family in 1937 and during
WWII the family was relocated to Raymond, Alberta where Sus graduated from the Raymond High School in
1948.
In 1953, Sus graduated from University of Toronto with MA in philosophy. In 1954, he returned to Japan to
begin his life passion of Buddhist Studies. It is also during this time that he met Teruko Yamasaki. The
couple married on March 23, 1957 and for 60 years they shared the same passions and were devoted to each
other, their family, the Dharma and the Sangha. Following his graduation in 1958 with a M.A. in Buddhist
Studies from Ryukoku University, Sus and Terrie returned to Canada where he began over 50 years of
services as a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist minister for the Buddhist Churches of Canada. From 1998-2002, he
served as Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of Canada.
In 1972, the family moved to Calgary where Sus began his longest posting as a resident minister. The
sangha was still very much in the fledgling stage without a permanent home. In 1981, the founding members
and Sus fulfilled their dream by raising funds to purchase the Croation Catholic Church on 6th St. N. E.
to establish the Calgary Buddhist Temple. The Edo Japan franchise was started to help sustain the Temple.
Sus worked fulltime, both as the president of Edo Japan International and as the resident minister for
the Temple. Over the years, the Temple has established itself within the rich multi-faith mosaic of the
city of Calgary. Most recently Sus was excited about the restoration plans for the Temple and encouraged
everyone to support their efforts.
Sus led a wonderful life of 87 years passing away quietly surrounded by his family. He leaves behind
wife, Teruko, daughter Mari Cameron (Huston), sons Lester Ikuta (Mickey), Roland Ikuta (Brenda), son
Grant Ikuta (Noriko), and grandchildren, Eric, Sean, Kyle, Nathan, Arthur, Maya, Charlotte, Dylan,
Clayton, Courtney and Erin. Sus is also survived by siblings, brother Makoto Ikuta, sister Kyoko Oda
(Rev. Harold Oda), sister Noriko Sugimoto, brother Kuni Ikuta (June) and numerous nephews, nieces and
their families
The journey of life was truly wonderful for Sus, and he often mentioned in his latter days how grateful
he was to all for their friendship and support. The family would also like to express deep appreciation
for the overwhelming support they have received during this time of sadness.
In Gassho, Namo Amida Butsu.
A private family cremation service was held. A public memorial service will be held at the BUDDHIST
TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 St. South, Lethbridge, on Friday, May 2nd at 3:00 pm with greet the
family preceding the service, starting at 1:30 pm. A 49 day memorial service will be held in Calgary at a
later date, still to be determined.
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

Jantje (Jenny) Van Hierden ((Van Esveld))
With sorrow we announce that our dear mother, Oma, great Oma has exchanged time for eternity at the
Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 82 years. Wife of late husband Hendrik (Hank) Van Hierden.
She is survived by her seven children Gerrit (Janet), Ria (Ray) Vanee, Nancy (Walter) Van Den Broek,
Henry (Shannon), Conrad (Rhonda), Harvey (Bernita), Jenny (Jake) Boot and son-in-law Frans (Sieneke)
Feyter and daughter-in-law Tracey Van Hierden. She will be missed by her 39 grandchildren and 63 great-
grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Riek Verburg (Holland), sisters-in-law Berta Van
Esveld, Heintje Van Hierden, Henny Van Ee (all in Holland), and brothers-in-law Bill Van Santen (Fort
Macleod), and Aart Vande Kieft (Holland). She was predeceased by her husband Hank (2000), daughter Stiena
Feyter (2012), son Rick (1996), grandchildren Adrian Feyter (1975 )and Gerrit (2001), Rebecca (2004), and
Randy (2004).
Jantje was born in Barneveld District, Holland on November 1, 1931. She and Hank were married December 5,
1952. They immigrated to Canada in 1954 and settled in Fort Macleod. They first lived at the Wakelin
Farm, purchased the Sheer dairy where they raised their family, then moved to Hill and Dale Ranch, and
later settled in Fort Macleod where she resided until her passing. Mom was active in her church community
and kept busy with her children and grandchildren. Her house was always open for all of us and she
cherished family gatherings and celebrations.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Netherland Reformed
Church, 2608 7 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB., with Rev. H. den Hollander officiating. Condolences will be held
between 7:00-8:30 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave Fort Macleod, AB. There
will also be an opportunity to join the family for a light lunch at 1:00 Wednesday, following the burial,
at the Fort Macleod Community Hall. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jenny’s name to
the A.T. Children’s Project, Box 1958, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0 or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
“Trust ye in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.” Isaiah 26:4
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

JUDY WOOD
1954 ~ 2014
Mrs. Judy Wood, beloved wife the late Mr. Kent Wood, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at
the age of 59 years.
Judy is survived by her two children: Neil Wood (Nadine) and their child Joffrey of Stettler, AB; Carolyn
Wood-Pearson (Keith) and their children Jared & Raelyn of Lethbridge, AB.
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

LIPTAK
SEPTEMBER 14, 1955 ~
APRIL 27, 2014
John Paul Liptak of Lethbridge beloved husband of Brigitte Liptak passed away on April 27, 2014 at the
age of 58 years.
John is the son of the late Paul and Hilda Liptak. He retired in 2005 from the Lethbridge Police Service.
John enjoyed many hours woodworking and on motorcycle trips with his close friends and cousin. He enjoyed
watching his young grandchildren grow and develop.
John will be dearly remembered by his wife Brigitte, his daughter Amanda (Stuart) De Jager and son Shane
(Natasha) Liptak; as well as his grandchildren Taylor, Ethan and Logan De Jager. He is survived by his
three sisters Pauline (Ben) Lorincz, Maxine (Robert) Yong, Joan (Gerard) Rafinon, his brother Alan Liptak
and his sister-in-law Linda Liptak. He is predeceased by his brother Albert Liptak.
A Celebration of John’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M., on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at MARTIN BROS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-
19th St. S., 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

PINNEGAR
JANUARY 13, 1931 ~ APRIL 27, 2014
The family of Elizabeth Barbara Pinnegar (nee Pheysey) are sad to announce her passing at the Palliative
Care Unit of St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB on the 27th day of April, 2014.
Elizabeth was born in Stourport-on -Severn to Donald and Maud (nee Ellis) Pheysey and raised in the 
village of Ombersley, Worcestershire, England. At the age of 17 she immigrated to Ontario, Canada aboard
the RMS Aquitania. She met Armand Frederick Pinnegar, in Windsor, Ontario. Armand was her only partner in
life and together they raised nine children until his sudden death on October 13, 1964. Elizabeth carried
on raising the last seven children at home on her own.
Elizabeth moved to Lethbridge in 1978 and resided there until her passing. Elizabeth worked for
Lethbridge Family Service for many years where she was recognized for her dedicated service.
She leaves to mourn her older sisters Patricia Lavigne of Kitchener, Ontario; Rev. Margaret Wheeler of
London, Ontario; and Pauline Pichette of Providence, Rhode Island. Also left to mourn are her nine
children and their families Mary (Robert) Nelder, John (Betty) Pinnegar, Christine (James) Gagnon, Gene
(Constance) Pinnegar, Michael (Zora) Pinnegar, Raymond (Donna) Pinnegar, Joanne (Gary) Arsenault, Susie
(Dave) Kennedy and Dr. Ruth Pinnegar. She is also survived by her grandchildren, great -grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren and a large extended family of nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family a private service will be held. Elizabeth will rest with her beloved
husband, Armand, in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Echo Bay, Ontario.
The family would like to give a sincere thank you to Dr. Strank and the caring and professional staff at
St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.
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

SAKAMOTO
ASAYE SAKAMOTO passed away in Lethbridge on Friday April 25, 2014 at the age of 96 years.
She is the loving mother of Lillian (Allan) Leavens of Picture Butte, Irene Sakamoto, Norman Sakamoto,
both of Lethbridge, Evelyn (Jim) Cozac of Lethbridge, Janice (Robert) Foster of Sidney, BC, and Carolyn
Sakamoto of Lethbridge.
Asaye is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister Hideko Kinoshita of Japan,
daughters- in-law Tobie, and Louise, both of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her husband Masahiro (Mas) Sakamoto, and three sons: George, Larry, and Darren.
Her hobbies included Ikebana, Origami Doll Art, and crocheting. She enjoyed gardening and loved her
flowers. Asaye’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Special thank-you to Dr. Meller, Reiko and Teresa.
Friends may meet the family at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN
ALBERTA, 470 – 40 St. South, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Y. Izumi
officiating.
Interment in the 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

WEMELTJE “WILLY” WEVERS
1932 ~ 2014
“For the eyes of the Lord are intently watching all who live good lives, and he gives attention when they
cry to him.” Psalm 34:15
On Sunday April 27, 2014 Wemeltje “Willy” Wevers passed away in Lethbridge at St. Michael’s Health Care
Center at the age of 82.
Willy was born in Zevenhuizen, the Netherlands and moved to Canada with her parents and sibling as a
young adult, working for a brief period at the Lethbridge Galt Hospital. Willy the loving wife of Gerrit
Jan Wevers for 59 years, a dedicated mother raising a family of five children in Lethbridge, enjoyed her
twelve grandchildren and delighted in her nine great-grand children.
Willy is survived by her five children John Wevers (Carole), Joe Wevers (Lori), Anita Kennedy (Larry),
Ivan Wevers (Pam), Elizabeth Moradel (Jose); her grandchildren Duane Wevers (Kim), Daryl Wevers (Kari),
Deric, Heather Holinaty (Damien), Jordan Wevers (Sarah), Alan James Kennedy (Jennifer), Nathan Wevers,
Joseph Moradel (Jodene), Daniel Wevers (Ashley), Evan Moradel (Loralynn), Emily Wevers, Lily Moradel
(Chris); her great -grandchildren Jaeda, Jullien, Jordynn Moradel, Billie and Jett Kennedy, Caitlan and
Lyla Holinaty, Landon and Hayden Wevers.
Willy is survived by her siblings, Eike (Bill) Van Spronsen, Marilyn Bookless, Jane (Steve) Petrovich,
and John Hummel. She is also survived by in-laws Rita (Corny) Biesbroek, Alice Schenk, Ann (John)
Lubbers, Aleida Konynenbelt, John Vos, Ben (Sylvia)Wevers, Derk Wevers, Lynne (Chuck) Haines, Nellie
(Elroy) Nieboer, Martin Wevers, and Mike (Helen) Wevers; as well many nieces and nephews and their
families.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Ida Hummel, her parents -in-law Jan and Willemina Wevers,
brother Bill Hummel and sister Riek Hummel, sisters-in-law Jackie Poole, Berna Vos, Henny Wevers, Peggy
Wevers, brothers-in-law Joe Schenk, Arie Konynenbelt, and Alan Poole.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014
at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A Graveside Service will be held at 12:30pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY with a
Funeral Service to follow at 2:00pm at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West,
Lethbridge with Pastor Tony Maan, officiating.
Willy enjoyed the creativity of sewing, knitting and darning, and spent many hours helping with the
gathering of wool in her recent years for ‘Blankets for Canada’.
The family of Willy would like to thank the doctors, nurses and care givers for the excellent care given
to our mom and wife.
Please give generously to help in the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Society,
#402, 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

Betty Schmidt
1935 – 2014
Betty Faye Schmidt, passed away peacefully with her family at her side in Taber on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 1, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Besides her partner Lyle Lawson, Betty is survived by her children Jo-anne (Conrad) Walburger of Lethbridge, Geri (Sheldon) Virostek of Enchant, Jackie (Fred) Giles of Spruce Grove, Jody Nakamura (Scott Sterr) of Lethbridge and Kevin (Bona) Schmidt of Hays; seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by Lyle¹s children Val (Garry) Repas of Bow Island, Sheri Hoy of Sylvan Lake and Wes (Deb) Lawson of Taber and their families; sisters Daisy Collett and Kathy (David) Evans; brother Verle (Mary Anne) Shockey; sisters-in-law Sharon Shockey, Marg Shockey and Rae Shockey; brother-in-law Garland Hoel as well as numerous nieces and nephews and mom¹s very special friend Margaret Koncz.
She was predeceased by her parents Ed and Ella Shockey; brothers Lum, Roy and Orval Shockey, sisters Mavis Hoel, sister-in-law Barbara Shockey, brother-in-law Harold Collett, her childrens father Bill Schmidt, niece Michelle Shockey and nephew Todd Evans.
Betty was born November 20, 1935 in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan. She went to school at Reliance School, Taber Central and WR Myers High School. After high school she worked for J.K. How and Company. In 1954 Betty married Bill Schmidt and four years later moved to the Purple Springs grazing reserve, where they raised their family. Betty was an active member of the curling and roping clubs, as well as a book keeper, unit clerk and receptionist over the years. She was a gifted seamstress, loved her crafts and flowers, singing, playing golf and cards with numerous friends. Her most enjoyable moments were spent with her children and grandchildren.
Betty lived with Lyle in Taber until 2008 when she moved to extended care facilities. She resided at Linden View Care Centre until the time of her passing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Betty¹s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge and area, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.      

Sadae ³Sally² Kanegawa
1923 – 2014
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Sadae ³Sally² Kanegawa in Taber on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 2, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. A private burial service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Sadae¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (www.tdhf.ca <http://www.tdhf.ca&gt; ) or to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 (www.crhfoundation.ca <http://www.crhfoundation.ca&gt; ) or to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Regina Killinger
1923 – 2014
Regina Killinger, beloved wife of the late Frank Killinger, passed away in Taber on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 1, 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 <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Regina is survived by three children Mary (Fern) Girouard of Warner, Regina (Randy) Wiechnik of Oyen and Frank (Deanna) Killinger of Taber. She is also survived by her grandchildren Luke (Sheila) Girouard of Taber, Deanna Hirch of Lethbridge, Craig Wiechnik (Sarah Clifford) of Strathmore, Linda Wiechnik of Strathmore and Dearra Benton (Shawn Risto) of Taber; great grandchildren Stephanie Girouard (Jeff Juhar) of Turin, Nikki Girouard of Taber, Victoria Girouard of Taber and Amanda Hirch of Lethbridge. She was affectionately known as ³Gramma K² to Keaton Risto, Abby Risto, Aidan Risto and Urijah Benton. Regina will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank Killinger, her parents Maria (nee Penich) and Frank Merkl, her brother Frank Merkl and sister Theresa (John) Skorya.
Regina loved her family and was eager to show them off to her friends when they visited. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and helping others. She loved to watch the golfers (from her window in the Clearview Lodge) come around to hole #10 on the Taber Golf Course, always looking for someone she recognized. Regina will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Regina¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.    

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