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Wednesday May 21, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 21, 2014.

ANNIE WAY
1951 ~ 2014
Mrs. Annie Way, beloved wife of Mr. Jim Way, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the age of 63 years.
Funeral Arrangements to 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

BEN HOFER
1965 ~ 2014
Benjamin (Ben) Hofer Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend, of the East Raymond Colony passed away May 18th, 2014 at the age of 48 years at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary due to unforeseen circumstances, after successfully removing a benign brain tumour.
Ben was born July 7th, 1965 at Stirling, Alberta to Michael and Rebecca Hofer, the sixth of ten children.
At the age of eighteen he left the colony for eight years working for Ray Taylor’s, custom harvest crew, then came back to the colony for a few months and left again. He bought his first truck and became a long haul trucker for Canada Transport trucking from Coast to Coast, hitting every province, and territory, and all fifty states along his many routes; Hawaii was of course for vacation. In 1994 he traded in his truck for his shiny blue Peterbilt, “Dream Chaser”; his Pride and Joy. Today you would think it was brand new, as he was always keeping it in top-notch shape. He finally returned Home in February of 1997 to the East Raymond Colony where he resided until his passing.
There was never a chore or a full day’s work that was too much for him to handle. Always putting in 110%, never leaving a job unfinished. In the past decade he also had the pleasure of operating the sprayer, putting in many hours and covering thousands of acres. But the Love of his life was his truck, logging many hours and never refused an opportunity when he had one. The open road was his life.
Family and friends were always an important part in his life. Once a year he made a complete circle visiting his sisters, usually starting with sis Annie, then sis Frieda, he then headed south to sis Ruth’s and out to Washington to visit family and friends. The last stretch of his journey was up the coast to B.C. and relaxing in one of many hot springs along the way. Ben was the kind of guy that knew when you had a chance to relax, he would take full advantage and not one minute was taken for granted. He loved spending time and playing with children. There was never a dull moment when you were around Ben. His smile and laugh will never leave our memories.
Ben leaves behind his mother Rebecca Hofer of Raymond, six brothers Herb (Ruth) Hofer, Darius (Matilda) Hofer, George (Susie) Hofer, Sam (Sharon) Hofer, Andy (Barbra) Hofer, and Joe (Miriam) Hofer all of Raymond and three sisters, (John) Annie Hofer of Red Deer, (Richard) Ruth Stahl of Grass Range, Montana, and (Herman) Frieda Decker of Kenaston, Saskatchewan and nineteen nephews and eighteen nieces, many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Hofer, Paternal Grandparents, George and Annie Hofer and Maternal Grandparents, Darius and Rebecca Hofer; two nieces, Samantha Hofer and Sonya Hofer, one nephew, Joseph Hofer; Uncles George, Joshua, David, Darius, Paul, and Benny; Aunts Annie and Elizabeth. Also a very dear cousin, Lillian Stahl.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the EAST RAYMOND COLONY, Raymond, AB.
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

BRAND
CHRISTOPHER PAUL BRAND, passed away on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 in the company of his Dad (Dan) and Mom (Cori). Chris peacefully went to join his brother Darrel and Grandpa and Grandma Ron & Loretta Brand, to be in the presence of Christ.
Chris is survived by his father Dan Brand, stepmother Cori Jorgenson Brand, and his loving son Nathan Brand.
Chris was born in Blairmore, Alberta on March 5th, 1978. He resided and was educated in Lethbridge. After schooling he moved to Calgary to live and practice his trade as a welder, where he was respected by his peers as an excellent tradesman. In Calgary, Chris helped to raise his son Nathan who meant everything to him. A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating.
In memory of Chris, contributions may be made to the charity of your 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

BRUCE VON ZUBEN
1931 ~ 2014
Mr. Bruce von Zuben passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral Arrangements to 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

Davies (Perrier)
Josee Reina Davies passed away on Saturday May 17th 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Josee was born on June 20th 1974 at Porcupine General Hospital in Timmins Ontario. Josee leaves behind her loving husband Mike and their 3 children Gabrielle, Eric and Kyle. Josee is also survived by her father Gil Perrier (Dorise) mother Denise Pilon (Andre), Sister Chantale Perrier (Gord) and her children, Celeste, Sophie, Joel, Julie. Also Mike’s parents Ed and Mary Davies, and his brother Bob and his family; his sisters Cheryl, Kathy and Joann and their families. Josee is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Josee will be forever missed by many close friends back home in Timmins and here in Picture Butte. Josee’s dachshunds Ruby and Ginger will also miss her dearly.
Josee was predeceased by her grandparents Bernadette and Armand Dubien and Leo and Colette Perrier and cherished Uncle Roger Dubien.
Josee started school at St.Gerad from prek-Gr.8 and attended high school at Ecole Secondaire Theriault until Gr.11. In 1991 Josee moved to Picture Butte, Alberta with her BFF Sharon Duchesne. Josee graduated from PBHS in 1992. Josee attended Lethbridge Community College taking bookkeeping.
Josee worked at the Shaugnessy Hotel where she met her soul mate, her rock, the love of her life, Mike Davies.
During this time Mike and Josee were falling in love; making their plans for their new beginning on August 1st 1998 Mike and Josee were married. They were blessed with 3 beautiful children. Mike and Josee continued to raise their family in Picture Butte until her passing.
A Memorial funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 22nd 2014 at St. Catherine’s Church 762 Crescent Avenue North, Picture Butte, Alberta.
Donations in Josee’s memory may be made to: Lethbridge American Legion Baseball Association, Box 373
Lethbridge AB, T1J3Y7
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

KATHRYN (KATHY) BARRUS OLSEN
November 16, 1952 – May 16, 2014
KATHY OLSEN of Cardston, beloved wife of Merv Olsen, passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the age of 61 years.
Kathy was a kind and gentle soul who above all cherished her family and friends. She was a wonderful grandma who shared a unique and special bond with each of her grandchildren. She was dedicated to her position as Senior Account Manager at RBC, where she was employed for over 30 years.
Kathy was predeceased by her beloved son Ryan Leavitt and will be greatly missed by her children Trish (Bryan) Kenly, Anders (Mariko) Olsen, Sean (Paula Weasel Head) Olsen and her grandchildren, Tannis Woolford (Ryan), Hailey and Brayden Kenly (Trish), Cullam and Kian Olsen (Anders), and Darcie, Kennedy, Kodi, and Morning Sky Weasel Head and great grandchild Kenden Weasel Head (Sean).
Kathy is also survived by her parents Dee and Lorna Barrus, and siblings Deb Watson and Ken Barrus. Kathy is predeceased by her sisters Barbara Duce and Beverly Barrus.
In keeping with Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A Memorial Service celebrating Kathy’s life will be held on Saturday, May 24th, 2014, at 3:00 pm at the West Stake Center in Cardston, Alberta. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects on Friday, May 23rd, 2014, from 7:00-8:00 pm at the West Stake Center, as well as from 2:00-2:45 pm on Saturday prior to the service.
Kathy’s gentle presence, kind heart and wonderful sense of humour touched many people. She will be forever loved, respected and dearly missed.
Donations in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated to The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW,
Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8.
Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

TERRY J. PALMARCHUK
(December 17, 1947 – May 15, 2014)
It is with great sadness that the family of Terry Palmarchuk announces his passing on May 15, 2014 at the age of 66 years. A true fighter until the very end; overcoming all challenges for the sake of his family which were so dear to him. He is survived by his wife, Willie, and his children Pam (Ross) and Dean (Paula), and five grandchildren Evan, Mackenzie, Kahlan, Amanda, and Reed. He is also survived by his aunt, Rose Primachuk.
Terry was born to Mary and Fred in Lethbridge on December 17, 1947. He graduated High School in 1965 and attended NAIT from 1972-74 completing Engineering Technology. Beginning his career as a surveyor with the Alberta Government, he then accepted a position with the City of Lethbridge where he worked 26 years until retiring in 2001. His contribution to the construction of many of our local roads is evident every day, displaying his keen knowledge of design, road engineering and longevity of infrastructure. He spent several years involved in Lethbridge Minor Hockey with Dean, managing and performing his much loved stats for the teams and meeting some of his dearest friends .
Retirement suited him well, giving him much time for wood working, fishing, and gardening. Dad had a great love for the outdoors, particularly BC, spending many summers in Gray Creek with family. His most favorite spot was Radium Hot Springs where so many treasured family memories remain and will continue forever. He was also very proud of his Ukrainian heritage, particularly Sviata Vechera (Christmas Eve Supper) which we will continue as a family tradition. Unbeknownst to many, he had a great love for all his pets, especially Misty and Bentley. He also loved amateur photography.
His greatest passion at home became gardening and growing heirloom tomatoes. The varieties were endless, and the grandkids enjoyed gardening lessons and fresh tomatoes every year. He was so proud of this organic produce, so surely to be missed by us all. His grand kids became his life line, such a great loss this is for all of them. He will be sorely missed by us all.
The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks to the staff from units 3C and 5B for all their support and care during Dads time in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.
Dad your struggles and misery are over, and in your own words you said “Design your own destiny; Let no one take your dreams away”. We will all do our best.
At Terry’s request a private family service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Erin Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View 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

WINTERS
CALVIN GRANT WINTERS, age 83, passed peacefully into God’s loving arms on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Cal was predeceased by his “darling” wife Juanita in 2013 and they are again together for eternity.Cal is survived by four adult children: daughter Lori (Patrick), son Greg (Robyn), daughter Mellany (Dennis) and daughter Jennifer; and two grandchildren Courtney and Quinten, who all reside in the US.
Born in Raymond on January 19, 1931, he was the 4th child and the 3rd son of Cecil John Clyde Winters and Louise Huddle (descendants of Mormon Settlers).
Cal had an adventurous spirit! He loved Juanita, his children, cars and cats plus the thousands of people he met and who came into his life. Cal spent the majority of his life selling cars for GM and valued the many friendships he developed over his 30 plus year career in addition to the coffee business he owned and managed with his wife Juanita. He was happiest when he and Juanita moved into their condo in 2006 feeling so blessed that their new home was among so many wonderful andgenerous people.Cal has impacted many people over the years and will remain forever in our hearts and memories. No funeral or memorial service per his request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400-9 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 in memory of Cal and Juanita Winters would be appreciated.
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

WOODRUFF
LLOYD D WOODRUFF, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday May 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 PM or at the Leavitt Chapel on Saturday from 12:00 (noon) to 12:45 PM prior to the service.
The Funeral Service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, AB on Saturday May 24th at 1:00 PM with Bishop Robert Ellis conducting. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email 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

Bernice Harty
1947 ~ 2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Bernice Helen Harty, beloved wife of Ron Harty of Etzikom, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the age of66 years.  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Prayer Service which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish, 1451 Strachan Road S.E., Medicine Hat on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Father Fred Monk celebrant.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family

Conner Labiuk
1996 ~ 2014
Conner Cordelle Labiuk, beloved son of Steve Labiuk and brother of Brodie Labiuk, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the young age of 17 years.  Along with his father and brother, left to cherish Conner¹s memory are his grandparents, Tad (Geri) Labiuk;  uncles, Todd (Shannon) Labiuk; Jason Labiuk and cousin Riley;  Shane (Colleen) Labiuk and cousins Dustin and David as
well as numerous other extended family and many friends.  A Celebration of Conner¹s life will be held at
Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
with Reverend Barrett Scheske officiating.  A time of fellowship will follow immediately thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Center.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com)  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in Conner¹s memory may contact Cook Southland Funeral Chapel for further information.  Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4.  Telephone toll free:  1-877-528-6455.

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