September 29th, 2016

Monday May 26, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 26, 2014.

CHARLES ROBERT HALE
(1932-2014)
Charles “Chas” Robert Hale, 82 years of age, beloved husband of Etta Hale of Blairmore, Alberta, passed away on May 17th, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Charles was born in Warner, Alberta on February 12th, 1932 to Andrew and Greta Hale.
Family and friends will miss the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we all came to know and love. We wish you well in your journey.

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

An Irish Blessing By his request, no funeral services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca and/or the Canadian Red Cross Association http://www.redcross.ca . Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

DONALD RAY HANSON
1952 ~ 2014
Mr. Donald Ray Hanson of Lethbridge passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 61 years.
Don was born on September 30, 1952 in Lethbridge, AB to the late Mr. Melvin & Lois Hanson. Don took his schooling in Granum, and later obtained his Auto Mechanics Ticket.
Don is survived by his sisters Beverly (Ken) Hoglund, Joyce (Gerry) Reid; brother Wayne (Karon) Hanson; 11 nieces and nephews and one aunt Edna Metzger.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday May 28, 2014 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Inurnment will take place prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 10806-124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H3.
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

FOX
BERNADETTE FOX, passed away at the Lee Crest Good Samaritans Society, on Saturday May 24 2014, At the age of 69 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

FRANCES HANKINSON
1933 ~ 2014
Mrs. Frances Mae Hankinson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Reverend Larry Hankinson passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the age of 80 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

KATHARINA “TINA” ENNS
1925 ~ 2014
Tina (Katharina) Enns (nee) Neufeld passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.
A private Family Burial service will take place at the Coaldale Cemetery.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 17 St, Coaldale, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to STARS PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7 http://www.stars.ca
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

KOEHLER
Anton (Tony) Mathew
October 28, 1938 – May 24, 2014
MR. ANTHONY “TONY” MATTHEW KOEHLER, of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away in his 76th year on May 24, 2014.
Born in Humboldt Saskatchewan Tony was one of thirteen children born to Florian and Anna Koehler.
Tony is survived by his three daughters Kelly Coram of Alliston, Ontario, Cheryl and Christine Koehler both of Toronto, Ontario; two sisters Marge Lemay of Abbotsford, BC and Mary Lenders of Calgary, Alberta; his former wife Diane Koehler of Wasaga Beach, Ontario; his three grandchildren Ryann, Benjamin and Dana; niece Glenda Horon who was like a daughter to him; as well as many loving nieces and nephews  and friends.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of St Michael’s Covenant House Palliative Care for keeping Tony comfortable during his last few days.
Honoring his wishes there will not be a funeral 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

KOWALSKI
MR. STANLEY KOWALSKI, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the age of 67 years.
He was born in Germany on November 13th 1946, to father Stanislaw Kowalski and mother Julia Krukowska Kowalski and was of Polish descent. He lived most of his life in Montreal, he studied at Concordia and McGill University in economics and business administration. His hobby was carpentry  and he loved to play golf and ski.
At the age of 45, he moved to Calgary at which point he was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease and lived the remainder of his life at the Extendicare Center on 13th Street North then moved to the Fairmont Extendicare where he lived the remainder of his days. He is the beloved brother of Christina Wozniak (Zygmunt Wozniak) uncle and Godfather to Danuta Wozniak (Frédéric Legault), Arthur Wozniak and a great uncle to Jean-Simon and Julia Legault.
He shall be dearly missed by his family and friends, Special thanks to all the Doctors, nurses and staff members of both centers who took Stanley’s care to heart.
A Visitation will take place at CORNERSTON FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab, on Monday, May 26, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fairmont Extendicare Care Centre – 115 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge, Ab, T1K 5V2
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

RUTH LAURIE
1936~ 2014
Mrs. Ruth Toshiko Laurie of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Gordon Laurie, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Center on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, May 26, 2014 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Trevor Potter, Officiating. Interment to follow in 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

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord…
and so it is with our dear Mom.

JEAN ANNE SWIHART died May 21, in her 90th year. She is the beloved Mother of Ric and Sharon Swihart and Sandie and David Van Horne, the cherished Grandma and Great Grandma of Kristin and Jason Donkersgoed with Ryley, Braxton, Camryn and Maleigh; Heidi and Shawn Davis with Brinley, Luke and Nate, Lissa and Dave Miles, Bryn Swihart, Kalyn Swihart, Craig and Shelley Van Horne with Adelade and Xander: and Michael Van Horne.
Jean was born on the family farm near Senate, Saskatchewan to Bill and Nellie Sanderson. She was blessed with six siblings and a wholesome rural upbringing. She married the handsome Ted Swihart in 1944. They made their home in Fort Macleod, raising two kids, Ric and Sandra-Lee. Ted predeceased Jean in 1996. She is survived by her sisters Gail Korol and Delta Rempel, brother Lee Sanderson, and her large extended family, and many friends.
Jean will be remembered for her unfailing faith, unmatchable hospitality, contagious sense of humor and fun, genuine interest in people, great love of the prairies, and ability to see a celebration in an ordinary day!
A Celebration of Life will take place Tuesday, May 27 at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church in Fort Macleod with Rev. Eras VanZyl officiating. Homecoming inurnment will take place in Consul, SK.
Our family wishes to thank everyone who has lent support throughout Jean’s illness. Each kindness has been so very appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Fort Macleod Handi-Bus Association, . . . and, of course, do something special with family and friends.

WITT
MRS. ANNA WITT, beloved wife of Mr. Bert Witt, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michaels Health Centre on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 82 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH – #20 Rocky Mountain Boulevard West, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer officiating.
Interment to follow the Funeral Service at Mountain View Cemetery.   
In lieu of flowers, in memory of Anna, Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4V5.
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

Lorraine Hansen
1930 – 2014
Lorraine Valerie Elizabeth Hansen (nee Rajala), peacefully joined her eternal companion, J. Norman Hansen on Friday, May 23, 2014 in Taber at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, May 26, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Brock Campbell conducting. 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; .
Lorraine is survived by her children Valerie (Brian) Anderson of Fincastle, Jim (Beverly) Hansen of Cardston, Cynthia (Geoff) Ludkin of Spruce Grove, Michael (Tina) Hansen of Provo, Utah, Tage (Dawna) Hansen of Taber, Craig (Lana) Hansen of Taber, Lee (Tawna) Hansen of Eston, Saskatchewan and Pat (Jeff) Camp of Uintah, Utah. She is also survived by her grandchildren Carla (Jason) Saunders, Brian (Cathy) Anderson, Benj (Robyn) Anderson, Crista Anderson, Courtney (Rachel) Hansen, Justin (Cassy) Hansen, Alisha (Dieter) Walters, Whitney (Cody) Mecham, Chelsea Hansen, David (Tiffany) Ludkin, Genise (Tom) Tremain, Lindsay (Ryan) Murphy, Maren (John) Washburn, Kristen (Andrew) Mayle, Nick Hansen, Becka Hansen, Natasha (Cristian) Lopez, Kellen (Erin) Hansen, Chad (Rebecca) Hansen, Lexie (Cameron) Johnson, Erin, Clay, Kelly and Quincy Hansen, Austin, Makenzie, Ty, Tali and Taya Hansen, Sean and Riley Camp, thirty one great grandchildren, four sisters-in-law Viola Francis, Melba Birck, Phyllis Anderson, Norma Rajala and two brothers-in-law George Forchuk and Bill Lutes.
She was predeceased by her husband J. Norman Hansen, grandson Ian Hansen, parents Jack and Beatrice Rajala and brother Raymond Rajala.
Lorraine was born May 13, 1930 in Cranbrook, British Columbia and was raised mainly in Fort Macleod. As a young adult she moved to Taber to work as a telephone operator where she met Norman at a community dance. She served in various callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but her greatest calling, which brought her the most joy, was that of Wife, Mother, Grandmother and a Great one! Raising eight children on the farm kept her busy. Cooking and canning became a large part of her life and everyone loved to share the results of her labours. She loved spending time with family and loved visits from grandchildren. She was very proud of her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lorraine¹s name may be made directly to the Taber Food Bank, 5512 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Dorothy Winberg
1921 – 2014
Dorothy Winberg, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 – 44 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating. 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; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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