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Friday May 2, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 2, 2014.

(MARGARET) JEAN BONERTZ
December 1, 1920 –
April 27, 2014
Our loving and generous mother Jean was an amazing woman who went with the flow of life, and always wore a smile on her face. She was a beautiful knitter, great cook, passionate traveller, lover of sports, and proud X-Ray Technician. Jean was a member of the Rebekahs, the Lions, and the Ladies Auxillary to the Royal Canadian Legion #43.
She is survived by Linda Gaetz-Roberts (Ken) Wetaskiwin, Bonnie Gaetz-Simpson Calgary, Cathy Gaetz-Brothen (Chris) Vernon, Peggy Bonertz Cameron (Rob) Pincher Creek, Scott Bonertz (Nina) Calgary; stepchildren Joyce Bonertz Pincher Creek, Wayne Bonertz Atlanta, and Norma Skujins (Andy) Edmonton, as well as a sister Nellie Kulcsar (Chester) Calgary, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Jean was pre-deceased by her husband Joe Gaetz, and her second husband Joe Bonertz, step-daughter Anna-Mae Healy, her sisters Hannah Iverson, Bea Sauter and brother Jack McRae.
Please join the family in a Celebration of Jean’s life at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 3 at the Pincher Creek United Church. 972 Police Ave., Pincher Creek, AB, with Brent Woodard Officiating
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritans Society Vista Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0
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

BELSHER
LAWRENCE (LAURIE) OSBORNE
DECEMBER 7, 1928 –
APRIL 26, 2014
Our kind, gentle and much loved husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at the age of 85 surrounded by his family. Laurie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Ruth (nee Mueller), his son Calvin Belsher, daughters Karen (Don) Stewart, and Arlene (Andy) Mankowski; 10 cherished grandchildren; 5 sisters, 5 brothers, and many extended family members. Laurie was born in McCord Saskatchewan and was one of 16 children of William and May Belsher. He was predeceased by his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. He will be deeply missed.
Special thanks to all the cardiac nurses and doctors at the Calgary Foothills Hospital, Chinook Regional Hospital and Heart Function Clinic. Their care and compassion has been greatly appreciated over the years.
A Funeral to celebrate the life of this wonderful man will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at LETHBRIDGE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614-5th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation – Heart Function Clinic at crhfoundation.ca or 960-19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
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

ELLIOTT
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of EVELYN AGNES ELLIOTT wife of the late Raymond Elliott of Picture Butte, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
Evelyn was born in Foremost, AB on October 6, 1923. She is survived by her children Wendy Peterson (Special Friend Gordon Roberts), Peter Elliott, Jackie (Morris) Zeinstra and Jim (Soo) Elliott, son-in-law Larry Nolan, grandchildren Richelle (Trevor) Seitz, Kris Peterson, Jason (Mandy) Zeinstra, David (Jolynn) Zeinstra, Shawn Nolan (Special Friend Theresa), Jennifer (Todd) Quinn, Travis Nolan and Jesse, Alyssa and Haley Elliott and 11 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis Huff, Nellie Trottier, Catherine Brown, Odell Stephenson, and Florence Forrer, her brother Mike Degenstein, numerous nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends, especially those in Piyami Manor in Picture Butte.
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Raymond, parents Peter and Agnes Degenstein, beloved daughter Mary Nolan, brothers Walter, Tony, and Peter and sister Betty Arrowsmith.
Even in death, as in life, Evelyn was always thinking of others and has donated her body for research to the University of Calgary.
A Celebration of Life will be held at THE ELKS HALL, 112 4th Street South, Picture Butte, Alberta on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.
In memory of Evelyn, donations can be made to the University of Calgary – 3330 Hospital Drive N.W, Faculty of Medicine, RM B723 HSC, Calgary Alberta, T2M 4N1
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

HELEN MARY LUDWIG
Mrs Helen Mary Ludwig passed away peacefully at Westview Health Center in Stony Plain, Alberta on April 26, 2014 at the age of 91. Helen was predeceased by her husband Robert and is survived by her brother Don (Nancy) Hamling of Victoria, B.C, her three children: daughter Lori-Ann (Gary) Jetz, and two sons David (Pina) and Timothy (Nancy). She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Scott (Sheryl) Jetz, Alexandra, and Michael Jetz, Matthew Ludwig and Jessica (Dalton) Schulz, Megan and Timothy Jr. Ludwig; and four great grandchildren: Justice and Summer Jetz, Leland Jetz and Maverick Schulz, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life on May 2, 2014 at the Parish Hall in Lethbridge, Alberta, 2405-12th Ave South between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
If friends and family so desire, a donation can be made to their charity of choice in lieu of flowers.

ICHINO
MR. KUNI ICHINO, beloved husband of Mrs. Myrna Ichino, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the age of 93 years.
He was born on May 1, 1920 in Stevenston, British Columbia. His family ran a thriving business that included a store, lunch counter, and a taxi service. World War II meant uprooting to Alberta where he learned a new trade as a meat cutter and worked for Safeway for 25 years. He met and married Myrna and became a devoted family man. He enjoyed fishing, horserace’s, and baseball.
Kunio is survived by his wife Myrna, his daughter Debbie (Jay) Won, his grandson Colton who was the apple of his eye. He will be greatly missed by all his family and all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Lethbridge and District Alzheimer Society, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0N9 or to a charity of their choice.
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

MIKADO
RICHARD BRUCE MIKADO passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the age of 60 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

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

ROY DAVIS JAMES
Nov 11, 1935 – April 18, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roy Davis James. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on April 18, 2014. Roy was born in Bassano, Alberta, grew up in Gem and lived the majority of his life in the lower mainland.
He is survived by the love of his life, Pamela; his daughter, Carmyn (Dennis, Faye and Don); Tanya (Doug) and Miko (Ashley) and his special puppy Jesse James; grandchildren Tatyana and Jake; sister Audrey (John), brother Des (Pam) and his many nieces and nephews; his long-time friends Frank Pighin, Bob Croft and Jack Jacobson. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Stanley and Violet; and his brother Don (Kay).
Roy became a journeyman electrician at a very young age and worked for many companies before becoming a Project Manager at Houle Electric (30+ years). He was known for his exacting work ethic and quick witted humour. Roy loved everything Western; from all his cowboy boots and cowboy hats, to his antique revolvers and western art, he oozed cowboy.
Roy, known as the joker of the family, told the best stories (usually in a wacky voice) reducing his family members to tears. Roy was also known for his meticulously clean house, immaculate yard and spices in alphabetical order.
Roy was a devoted and loving father to Carmyn. When he spoke of Carmyn it was always with a big smile and a glowing pride. Roy was so proud of everything she accomplished professionally and the beautiful person she became.
Roy and Pam were inseparable. They spent many evenings kibitzing at home, going out with friends and family or doing their favorite activity, camping…so much camping. Their life together was filled with joy, laughter and so much love.
We miss you and we love you Roy.

RUSSELL
Barbara Ruth Russell of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William Russell, passed away on May 1, 2014.
Barbara was born, raised and educated in Regina, SK. Barbara attended the University of Saskatchewan where she met and later married Bill Russell.
She has been a devoted wife and mother while her husband volunteered for many boards and built a successful law practice. She greatly enjoyed many lovely trips to places like Europe and Hawaii; and wintered in California for 18 years.
Barb enjoyed golf, playing bridge and spending time with the many friends in the neighborhood.
Being a modest person, Barbara requested a simple service with as little fuss as possible, service details to follow.
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

SHOUTING
JEROME SHOUTING – Apssipisptto (White Owl), of the Blood Reserve, AB, passed away on April 16, 2014 surrounded by his family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge at the age of 76 years. Born March 26, 1938 to Ambrose and Maggie (Crazy Crow) Shouting.
Jerome is survived by his son Craig First Charger and daughter Charlene First Charger; grandchildren Troy, Star and Dylan Black Plume, Timothy Scout, Shane and Shayla First Charger; great grandchildren Treysen Iron Shirt, Trayton, Taige, Tace, and Ta-char Russell, Shaniell Wells, Logan Heavy Head, Justice Scout, Leah Prairie Chicken, Mackenzee , Accayla , Kenlee and Kendra First Charger; three brothers – Ambrose, Bernard (Agnes), and Marcelle Shouting; sisters Christine (Pat) Little Bear and Brenda (Tallow) Chief Moon; special neighbor Clothilda First Charger; dear and special brother Chris (Sandra) Shade; sisters-in-law Stella, Veronica, Roberta, ; brothers-in-law Jerry, Francis (Judy), Robert, Gary (Joanne) and Brian (Michelle) First Charger; numerous nephews and nieces whom he all loved. He was predeceased by his wife Genevieve (First Charger) Shouting; daughters Annette Marie Shouting and Nadine First Charger; daughter as a child Donna Gene; son Mike Shouting; grandson Ian Shouting; parents Ambrose and Maggie Shouting; brothers Oliver and Morris Shouting; sisters Bertha Holy Singer and Louise Shade.
Jerome met his wife Genevieve First Charger in the 1960’s and they raised and accepted many children and friends into their home. They travelled with their children to many places in the USA and Canada. He had his own sense of humor. He worked at various jobs but was better known for many years with Leo McHugh and Joe Shouting Jr. Contractor building and renovating homes. He worked with his father-in-law, the late Bob First Charger and his brother-in-law Joe Crow for many summers with Prairie Wool Haying. He also spent many years at the Old York Farmers, Wicks Canada Ltd, and the Blood Tribe Agricultural Project as a Security Guard where he retired.
At a young age, he coached boxing for many youth and he even boxed himself. He especially enjoyed driving and giving rides to family and friends. Jerome was a quiet, hard working, kind and loving man who will be sadly missed by family and friends..
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their excellent care.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, May 2nd from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, May 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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

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.
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.
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

WILSON
1923 ~ 2014
David F. Wilson of Barons, beloved husband of the late Helene Wilson, passed away at Claresholm on April 29, 2014 at the age of 90 years.
David was predeceased by his wife Helene in ’99, infant son Dougie, siblings Elgin, Olga, Edwin, Wilma; twin Mary and son-in-law Bob. He is survived his children Rae (Gail), Ann, Janice (Ron) and Kathy; grandchildren Ryan (Kristy), Michelle (Ryley), Shawn (Kelsey), Kristina, Bryan and Katelyn; three great-grandsons; sister Pearl Hurd; in-laws Doreen Wilson, Georges and Helen duBerger; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dad was raised on the Manyberries homestead, in ’28 the family moved to Iron Springs. David joined the Airforce and married Helene duBerger in ‘48. They moved 28 times for his military career, then eventually retiring to Barons in ’73. He worked various jobs until retirement. He belonged to the Elks, Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Barons Senior Centre and served on the village’s council for years.
Where ever Dave resided he planted trees, volunteered for many years, helped those in need and left places better than when he found them.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at MARTIN BROS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Mountain View Cemetery.
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

YANKE
VELENINA “ANN” YANKE, beloved mother of Betty Rieman and Tony (Gladys) Yanke of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, at the age of 89 years.
At Ann’s request, there will be no formal Funeral Service. Cremation with a private family service will take place at a later date.
At this time, we would like to thank the staff of the Fairmont Extendicare and staff of Unit 3C of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassionate and gentle care of Ann. Please accept our heartfelt thanks to all those who touched her life. Bless you all.
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

Ken Fletcher
1912 – 2014
Kenneth John Fletcher, beloved husband of the late Wanda Fletcher, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the age of 101 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.     

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