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Thursday August 14, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 14, 2014.

ANNA MARIA ROSITA
GUCCIONE
1931 ~ 2014
The family of Anna Maria Rosita (Micky) Guccione is grief stricken to announce that, on August 6, she
passed away unexpectedly during surgery in Calgary.
Rosita was born January 5, 1931, in Palermo, Italy, to Vincenzo Tschinke and Ancka Daneu and was cared
for lovingly by Maricka Hrovatin. She described her childhood as enchanted and remembered spending happy
times with her Daneu grandparents at their home, Madonna della Rocca, in Taormina.
On April 26, 1951, Rosita wed Gioacchino Guccione. Two children, Adele and Antonino (Andy) were born in
Palermo before Gio moved his family to Vancouver in 1957. Several years later, the family moved to Taber,
where another son, Albert, was born in 1964. The family followed Gio to Winnipeg in 1968 and briefly
again to Vancouver. In the late 70s, Gio and Rosita settled on an acreage outside Lethbridge with a
beautiful view of the river, prairies and mountains.
Rosita was devoted to her family and dearly loved her friends. She was an accomplished homemaker and
excelled at many crafts. As well as being a skilled cook, she is remembered by her family for making the
best birthday cakes. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling and taking photos to document the places she’d
been. Rosita believed in making memories with her loved ones, and she had countless of her own including
flights with her son Andy over southern Alberta and her brother Mario on the outskirts of Rome.
Gio, together with Adele, Andy, Albert and Mario, have decided Rosita will return to Palermo accompanied
by loved ones to be buried with her parents and Maricka in the Tschinke family plot.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
with Father Nathan Siray, officiating, 604 – 13 St. N, Lethbridge, 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

HARRIS
GARY LEROY HARRIS, loving husband of Evelyn Spears, passed away peacefully at home in Lake Havasu,
Arizona, on Friday, August 8, 2014.
Gary was born July 28, 1941 to Ivan and Maude Harris. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, his children:
Rhonda (Steven) Lynch, Dana (Dean) Miller, Shaun Gary Harris and their mother Wendy, and stepson Greg
(Evelyn) Wood. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Tyler, Brittany, Kristopher, Alexandera (Lexi),
Brianna and Tanner. Gary is also survived by his second wife Diane Hastie and children: Jackie, Gary and
Christopher, and their families. Gary is also survived by brother Bernarr (Inez) Harris of Taber, sister,
NaVee (Curtis) Wynder of Provo, Utah, sister-in-law Betty Harris of Taber, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews.
Gary was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Maude Harris, sister Joyce Palmer, and brother Garth Harris.
After serving a mission in France, Gary went to school in Utah. It was there that Gary had a passion for
flying and got his pilot’s licence. He began his flying career with TWA Airlines, then Viking
Freightlines of San Jose, California, and finally an International Flightsafety Instructor in Tuscon,
Arizona.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at TABER MEMORIAL GARDENS,
Taber, AB.
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

HELGA BECK
1942 ~ 2014
Helga Sabina Beck of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Peter Beck, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014.
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

WIEST
MR. RICHARD ALLEN WIEST, beloved husband of Mrs. Karen Wiest, passed away at the Calgary Foothills
Hospital on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the age of 76 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

Helen Redekop
1932 – 2014
Helen Neta Redekop, beloved wife of Henry Redekop, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 10, 2014
at the age of 82 years.
A private burial service will be at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Church, 2316 – 17 Street Coaldale, on
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; .
Besides her loving husband Henry, she is survived by her sons Randy (Janice) of Vauxhall, Gary (Jackie)
of Warner, Bruce (Monika) of Vancouver and Tim (Pat) of Retlaw; daughters Shelley (Brian) Coffey of
Lethbridge and Terri (Irene) of Coaldale; cherished grandchildren Kerby (Kathrina), Mark (Natalie),
Andrew (Richelle), Nick, Sarah, Brendan, Christopher (Kym), Emily and Mariel as well as five great
grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Anne Martens, Ernie (Susan) Goerzen and Ricki Lane;
special friend and sister-in-law Katie Goerzen; in-laws Ed (Liz) Redekopp and Karl (Ann) Redekopp;
special friend Dee Field as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sons Terence, Marvin and Lawrence; parents Anna and Henry Goerzen; sister Nell
Enns; brother Hank Goerzen; brothers-in-law Rudy Enns and Bill Martens.
Helen was born on May 27, 1932 in Harris, Saskatchewan, the fourth of six children born to Henry and Anna
Goerzen. After a few years in Saskatoon, Helen¹s father bought a farm and moved the family to Vauxhall
when Helen was eleven. The family attended Vauxhall Mennonite Church where they were all very involved in
music and choir. Helen helped out on the farm until she left for high school at Rosthern Junior College.
She had fond memories of her high school years, which included many antics and practical jokes.
Immediately following high school, Helen attended Bible College in Didsbury for a semester. College life
seemed too much an impediment to her education, so she moved back to Vauxhall and married Henry Redekop
on April 29, 1951. The young couple lived in Lethbridge for a few months before moving back to Vauxhall
to work on the Jake Schulz farm for a year. After a brief stint renting Henry¹s dad¹s farm, they
eventually bought a tract of virgin prairie south of Vauxhall, where they settled their young family and
started their own farm.
The challenges of building a farm and raising a young family left little time for other interests, though
Helen had an ear for music, an eye for art, and could perfectly recite many poems and passages of
scripture she had memorized in grade school right into her eighties. Helen devoted herself wholeheartedly
to her family, raising eight children. It was a dreadful blow when two of her sons were killed in
separate accidents within two years of each other. Nonetheless, Helen fought her way through this tragedy
with the same determination and perspective that characterized her entire life.
Eventually, Helen and Henry moved to Lethbridge where Helen took up five pin bowling, a sport she enjoyed
for many years. She also became an antique collector, and was a force to be reckoned with on Lethbridge¹s
Saturday morning garage sale circuit. Helen even ran her own antique store, Ali Baba¹s Cave, for a time.
During these years, winters were often spent in Palm Springs or Arizona with other friends and family
from Alberta. Helen had a sharp mind, a good memory and a great sense of humor to the end. Throughout her
life, as more and more of her loved ones preceded her in death, she looked forward to being reunited with
them. Her last words were, ³See ya later! (pun, pun)².
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen¹s name may be made directly to the St. Michael¹s Health
Centre (Palliative Care), 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5 or to the Mennonite Central
Committee, Suite 210, 2946 – 32 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7.
A special thanks to Dr. Narula and the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Unit 3C, especially Shanda
and Alissa for their extra love, to Ruth Bates for looking after Mom¹s needs whenever we needed you over
the last few years, as well as the staff at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care for their compassionate and
wonderful care during Mom¹s last twenty four hours.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.  

Alex Fettig
1921 – 2014
Alexander Fettig, beloved husband of the late Wilma Fettig, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, August
12, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, on
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:30 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; .
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Alex¹s name may be made directly to the Taber Food Bank, 5512
– 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4 or to the St. Michael¹s Health Centre (Palliative Care) 1400 – 9
Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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