September 27th, 2016

Saturday July 12, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 14, 2014.

ACKERMAN
Loreen Remington Ackerman, beloved wife of the late William Ackerman, passed away on Thursday, July 10,
2014 at the age of 97 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

BETTY JOYCE SHAY
Betty Joyce Shay, 85, of Lethbridge, passed away June 30th, 2014 at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge,
Alberta.
Her funeral service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2223-6a Ave. North
Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday July 7th 2014. Bishop Aric Pavan officiating. Interment followed at
Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta. Arrangements by Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.
Betty was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Reg and Alma Hewett on April 9th 1929. She attended school and
spent her childhood in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. She lived in Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, the
Yukon, and Alberta and enjoyed many adventures and travels. Betty was dedicated to her family, her home
and her religion. Spending time with family and grandchildren was important to her and she was much
loved. She dedicated herself to many activities in the LDS church from teaching Primary to serving two
successful Missions. She compiled an extensive family history through her careful research and loved to
write and tell stories.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents Reg and Alma Hewett; her husband James Shay and her son,
Jeffrey Shay. She is survived by her brother Fred Hewett (Colleen); her son Timothy Shay; her brother-
in-law Jack Greenhalgh; her daughter-in-law Donna Shay; her foster son Alvin Yellowfly; six
grandchildren, Danika Shay, Justina Shay, Emma Shay, James Shay, Robert Shay, Ashley Shay and four great
grandchildren Joscelyn Shay, Seth Knudsen, Kai de Bruijn, Austin de Bruijn.

‘Say not in grief ‘she is no more’ but live in thankfulness
that she was’
-Hebrew proverb

DENNIS TAYLOR
1940 ~ 2014
Mr. Dennis Taylor, beloved husband of Mrs. Bonnie Taylor, passed away on July 9, 2014 at the age of 74
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

FITZGERALD
MR. DOMINIC “DOM” FRANCIS FITZGERALD, beloved husband of Mrs. Sarah “Sez” Fitzgerald, of Lethbridge,
passed away at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 44 years.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. with
Mr. David Sykes as M.C.
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

Hans Schawalder
(July 17, 1932 – July 5, 2014)
Hans Schawalder passed peacefully at the age of 81 on the evening of July 5, 2014 at Camrose, Alberta
with his family at his side.
He was born July 17, 1932 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Hans attended school in Lethbridge, after graduation he
began a career with A.G.T. (Telus) and retired after 32 years of employment.
While working in Fort McLeod he met his wife Leah (Nihill) and they were married on November 1, 1958. On
January 10, 1960 they were blessed with the birth of their son, Wesley Hans. In the fall of 1962 while
Hans was preparing for a hunting trip they were once again blessed with the arrival of their daughter
Lana Fay on October 29, 1962.
Hans enjoyed spending time with his family, going camping and singing in the Stettler Men’s Chorus HMS
Pinafore.
Hans was predeceased by his wife Leah; father Hans; mother Johanna (Honey); sister Lorraine; father-in-
law Carl; mother-in-law Marie; brothers-in-law Willard and Jake; and nephews Bruce, Russell and Scott.
Hans is survived by his children Wes (Denene) Schawalder and Lana (Vern) Lightburn; his grandchildren,
Brad and Lindsay Lightburn; and Trent, Tara and Hailey Schawalder; his sister Bettie (Dennis) Palmerchuk;
and sisters-in-law Jean (Wilson) Taylor, Delma Schmold, and Sheila Brummond; brother-in-law Don Schmidt;
and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Service was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel with Rev.
David Eriksson officiating. Inurnment has taken place in the Stettler Cemetery.
If friends and family desire they can make a donation in Hans’ name to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta,
Alberta Diabetes Foundation, or to a charity of their choice. To send condolences please visit
http://www.burgarfuneralhome.com.
Burgar Funeral Home Camrose and Daysland (4817 51 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0V4) in care of arrangements
780-672-2121.
Dedicated Service Since 1906

MACLENNAN, JOYCE
CLARADA
The family of Joyce Clarada MacLennan (nee Gill) is deeply saddened by her passing. She left us
peacefully at St Michael’s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge on June 30, 2014 at the age of 90.
She is survived by her 5 children: Gail (Albert) de Vos; Linda (Bob) French; Susan (Gerry) Baril; Gary
Allen; Cheryl (Clint) Fisher; ten grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; sister in law Pat
Heppler; and niece Colleen.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert MacLennan; parents Bert and Ella Heppler; brother Glen.
Joyce was born December 18, 1923 in Champion, Alberta and completed her education in Lethbridge. She
married G.L. (Bus) Allen in 1942 and moved to the Bow Island area where her children were raised. In 1966
the family moved to Calgary where Joyce lived until 2005. She then returned to Lethbridge where she
resided until her passing.
Joyce was a devoted caregiver to her family and special friends. She always welcomed them into her home
and could prepare a full meal from what looked like an empty fridge. Her homemade pies were simply the
best.
She was employed by the Government of Alberta at “The San” in Bowness for many years. Upon her retirement
she became a proud member of the Bowness Seniors Centre. She loved to go camping in the motorhome to
special lakes in Saskatchewan and throughout the western provinces. Vacation tours to Alaska and the
Maritimes were fondly remembered by her.
An avid reader throughout her life, Joyce was devastated by failing eyesight; however, this became more
bearable by assistance from the CNIB with their Daisy Disc audio book program.
Joyce’s family is deeply grateful for the care and compassion she received as her illness progressed:
Pemmican Lodge staff and residents; Home Care nurses and aides; St Michaels Palliative Care Centre. We
thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A private celebration of Mom’s life culminated her worldly journey. She has now embarked on a new
experience of peace and happiness. She was laid to rest at the Archmount Cemetery in Lethbridge.
McMartin, Jean Ellen (nee Elliott) a resident of Bethany Long Term Care in Airdrie Alberta passed away on
Wed. July 2, 2014 at 90 years of age.
Jean was born in Central Butte Saskatchewan to Irish parents George and Elizabeth. She spent her teen
years in Hamilton Ontario, leaving to live in Swift Current Saskatchewan when she married. She lived in
Taber Alberta for a while and then in Lethbridge, where she had a lengthy career at the Lethbridge
Regional Hospital and was an active member in the Royal Canadian Legion Women’s Auxilliary and the
Eagles.
Jean is predeceased by her husband Oren (Mac). She leaves behind cousins Tom Montgomery, Mattie (Gord)
Spencer, Lorraine Montgomery, and David Montgomery, all of Ontario, and Richard (Jan) Montgomery of
Crossfield Alberta. Niece, Dolores (Leo) Coburn of Climax, Saskatchewan and friends in Alberta and
Saskatchewan.A graveside memorial service will be held at Climax Saskatchewan, at 10 am, on July 16, 2014.

MEDVE
September 17, 1922 – Turulung, Romania
July 1, 2014 – Lethbridge, Alberta
MRS. MARY BERTHA MEDVE, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away July 1st, 2014 at the Chinook Regional
Hospital at the age of 91 years.
She is predeceased by her husband Bert Medve (1991) and her sister Helen Ramias (1963).
Mary is survived by her sister Erma Peters of Lethbridge and her brother Bert Schwartzkopf of Coalhurst.
Our mother will be greatly missed and always remembered by her sons; Albert (Pat), Douglas (Rita)
daughters; Margaret (Mel) Jones, Joyce (Bill) Erickson, Marlene (Jim) Juris, and Betty Lou (Bob) Riewe,
as well as her 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and
nephews.
Mary immigrated to the Coalhurst area at age 16 along with her mother and 2 younger sisters. Her father
had arrived 10 years prior and worked hard to purchase land and build a home for them.
At age 19, she married Bert Medve and settled on a farm just outside of Picture Butte. They farmed there
until retiring to Lethbridge in 1972. Raising 6 children, growing a huge garden working in the fields
along with other chores occupied much of Mary’s time. However she still managed to sew her 4 daughters
all their pretty dresses whenever a special event came up, crochet beautiful creations of all shapes and
sizes and finish large needlepoint pictures of Blue Boy and Pinky. Her talents as a cook were well
recognized by neighbors and friends. Her delicious crispy fried chicken and amazingly deep lemon meringue
pie graced the family table for many memorable meals.
Mary was a member of the former Order Of The Royal Purple Picture Butte Lodge #76.
Her retirement in Lethbridge was filled with gardening, socializing and grand-mothering. Humorously she
developed such a passion for baseball and the Blue Jays that no outside intrusion was acceptable during a
game.
A Private Family Interment will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, followed by a reception for friends and
family at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge from 1:00pm-4:00pm
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

MELNYK
TEKLA MELNYK, beloved wife of the late John Melnyk, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 89
years.
She is survived by her daughter, Maria (Jake) Van Luyk; her grandchildren, Cheryl Van Luyk, David Van
Luyk and Anita (Tony) Van Ee; also by her great grandchildren, Tony Jr., Eric and Kristie Van Ee. She was
predeceased by one sister and two brothers in Ukraine and by one sister, Mary Lejbjuk, of Lethbridge.
Tekla was employed by St. Michael’s Hospital from 1962-1989. She was a devoted employee. She loved to
cook and help John in the garden. She was totally devoted to her children, grandchildren and great
grandchildren. She loved all kids, dogs and cats. She was a very caring and generous person, helping
neighbours and coworkers that needed groceries and money. She will be sorely missed.
The family wishes to thank the AHS Home Care especially Nicole and Danielle and a special thank you to
Dr. Mona Cassis for her many home visits and her care for many years.
A Private Family service will be held at a later date.
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

MORRIS DEAN LAGLER
FEBRUARY 23, 1945 ~
JULY 6, 2014
Mr. Morris Dean Lagler, treasured father and grandfather and beloved husband of Val Lagler, passed away
on Sunday, July 6, 2014 in the Raymond Hospital surrounded by his family.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the WARNER EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 301
5th Avenue, Warner, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.
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

ROBERT DIXON
1969 ~ 2014
Mr. Robert Wayne Dixon, beloved son of Thomas and Linda Dixon, suddenly passed away in Lethbridge on July
10, 2014 at the age of 44 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

SIGURD “GLEN” LARSON
1940 ~ 2014
Sigurd “Glen” Larson of Enchant, beloved husband of Mrs. Della Larson passed away suddenly at home July
10, 2014 at the age of 74 years.
Besides his loving wife Della, Glen is survived by his children Gilbert and Sigurd of Enchant, Arne
(Erinn) of Calgary, his daughter Erica of Lethbridge and two grandsons Tyler and Grady of Calgary; one
sister Gladys (Johnny) Parkinson of Retlaw, one brother-in-law Wayne Row of Barons and his nieces and
nephews, and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Gilbert and Sigrid Larson, one brother Leonard, two sisters-in-law,
Maureen Larson and Norma Kay Myson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm July 16, 2014 at the Enchant Community Hall with Pastor Jeff
Frostad, officiating, following a private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211,
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7, STARS Air Ambulance, PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7, or
the Enchant Evangelical Free Church, General Delivery, Enchant, AB, T0K 0V0.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com

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