September 29th, 2016

Friday, August 22, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 22, 2014.

BLASCO
The family of MARY EDITH “EDIE” BLASCO, beloved wife of Richard David Blasco of Lethbridge, is sad to
announce that she passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Friends may meet the family on Friday ONLY, August 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON
GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the RAYMOND SENIORS CENTRE,
55 E, 100 N, Raymond.
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

CLARKE
KENNADY AMANDA CLARKE, beloved daughter of Danny and Sheena, and sister to Ethan and Josh, passed away on
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the age of 10 years.
She is also survived by her grandparents Greg (Nina) Ollenberg and Dan (Dianne) Clarke and Linda Clarke
(Curt Sparvier) and numerous family members.
Family and close friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 22 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at
Evergreen Funeral Home, 327-10 Street South, Lethbridge.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the EVANGELICAL FREE
CHURCH, 4717-24 Avenue South, Lethbridge. A private family interment will be held.
In honour of Kennady’s memory, memorial donations may be made to the Asthma Society of Canada, 124 Merton
Street, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z2.
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

ELAINE MARIE (BONERTZ) SCHMIDT
1946 – 2014
Elaine Marie Schmidt, beloved wife of Ron Schmidt, of Twin Butte, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the
age of 68 in the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 after a 10 month
battle with leukemia.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 45 years, Ron; her children Chelan (Tony)
Citrigno, Karen (Kevin) Nimchuk, Graham (Crystal) Schmidt and Joey (fiancée Lisa) Schmidt; grandchildren
Olivia, Mya, Sofia and Luca Citrigno, Jackson and Carter Nimchuk, Jayna, Jessie and Brynn Schmidt. She is
also survived by her brothers Jerome (Edna) Bonertz, Mick (Claire) Bonertz and Bing (Judy) Bonertz,
brother-in-law Martin (Teri) Schmidt and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Waiting to welcome her
home were her parents, Otto and Mabel Bonertz, her brother Jack Bonertz, and grandson Michael Schmidt.
Elaine was born on March 10th, 1946 to loving parents Mabel and Otto Bonertz in Pincher Creek, Alberta.
She began her education at New Yarrow Country School and later graduated from St. Michael’s School in
Pincher Creek. From there she ventured to Calgary to attend Mount Royal and U of C where she obtained her
teaching degree. Soon after, she returned to Pincher Creek to begin her teaching career and met the love
of her life. In 1979, Elaine, Ron and family moved from Pincher Creek to their family farm at Twin Butte
where she resided until her passing.
Elaine’s priorities were God, her family and friends. She enjoyed her kitchen, garden, camping and
hosting large gatherings of family and friends. She and Ron watched many sporting events together, both
live and on TV. She cheered for the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders, and she especially liked Team
Alberta and Team Canada in curling.
A prayer service will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 958 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek
on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic
Church on Saturday, August 23, 2014 by Father Silvano Vargas. Interment to follow in the St. Henry’s
Cemetery near Twin Butte, Alberta.
In memory of Elaine, a special trust fund will be established at St. Michael’s School in Pincher Creek.
The “Elaine Schmidt Christian Action Award” will be given to an elementary student annually. Donations
for this trust should be made out and mailed to “Holy Spirit Catholic Schools”, 620 – 12th St. B North,
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 2L7. For those who have donated blood, the family greatly appreciates your
donation and encourages others to donate blood through Canadian Blood Services. This act of generosity is
truly a gift that extended Elaine’s life.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude for the warmth and compassion provided by the doctors
and staff of the Pincher Creek Hospital, the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, and the Tom Baker Cancer
Centre, especially Dr. Michelle Geddes and her fabulous team.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

ENTZ
GEORGE J. ENTZ, beloved husband of Sarah G. Entz of the Starbrite Colony, passed away at the Bow Island
Health Centre on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the age of 87 years.
Funeral Services will be held at the STARBRITE COLONY, Foremost, AB on Saturday, August 23, 2014
at 11:30 A.M. Interment to follow in the Starbrite Colony 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

HELGA BECK
1942 ~ 2014
Helga Sabina Beck of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Peter Beck, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, officiating.
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

JEAN HUNTRODS
1920 – 2014
Mom passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday August 19.
Jean devoted her life to her family and friends and will be fondly remembered for the numerous family
gatherings and elegant dinners with her famous apple pies. The table was always set with white linen,
silverware and fine china. Mom lovingly prepared the main course and desert was always superb.
Mom was a wonderful story teller. As she started to talk, her eyes would twinkle mischievously. She got
so excited when telling the stories of Lomond, Travers and Enchant. Her favourite memories were of the
dances with orchestras and the box socials. Other fascinating stories she told were of cleaning the
separator, churning butter, and ridding the weasels from the hen house. She often spoke of her school
days and fond memories of her teachers.
Dad and Mom lived in the Nobleford area for six years where they developed many lasting friendships and
later moved to McNally District where Mom joined the Wilson White Community Club. Everyone enjoyed the
activities of the club especially the pot luck suppers held at the school.
In 1960 Mom and Dad moved to Lethbridge and built a new home where Mom could pursue her passion for
gardening. Her favourite past time was spraying for bugs with a vengeance. Pink was her favourite colour
and was reflected in everything around her. She loved to read and often read until 3am. She knew more
about politics and world affairs than most. Mom knew how to do almost everything and her children
benefited from her knowledge. She cherished the friendships she had with all of her neighbours, political
discussions, exchanging recipes and gardening tips.
For ten years Mom cared for her father Norman Foster in her home and later for her husband during his
lengthy illness.
Mom is survived by her youngest sister Janis McKay of Calgary, daughter Sharon Huntrods (Roger Ivie), son
Greg Huntrods (Barb), grandsons Kris and Jordie; daughter Carolee Neudorf (Huntrods / Kerkhoff) (Rick),
grandsons Ayrton and Mason.
Jean was predeceased by her husband Harold, sister Shirley Gallaher and sister Margaret Davis.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of her caregivers. Mom considered everyone of them a
dear friend.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 2PM until 5PM at her home, 1813-17
Street A South. Please come and share our memories.
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

JOHNSON
RUTH IDA ANTONETTE JOHNSON, beloved wife of Lee Johnson, of Lethbridge, passed away in Legacy Lodge on
Monday, August 18th, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
She is the loving mother of: Sharon (Martin) Alcock of Calgary, Marion (Jim) Rasmussen of Bowden and
Heather (Robert) Skakum of Lethbridge. Grandmother of Carla (Jason) Giebelhaus of Edmonton, Cristy (Cory)
Whalen of Maclennan, Lindsey Skakum of Edmonton and Michelle Skakum of Lethbridge and great grandmother
of Sarah & Bennett Whalen and Jack Giebelhaus.
Ruth was born on February 8, 1923 in Regina, Saskatchewan where her family homesteaded at Richardson.
They moved to Regina when she was 7. As the oldest of four children she was responsible for her siblings
while her parents worked. After completing high school at Scott Collegiate, she attended secretarial
school and then began working for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) and returned
there after the war. On March 2, 1943 she joined the RCAF Women’s Division and was assigned to
administration offices in Fingal then Trenton, Ontario. As a Corporal at the end of WWII she closed down
both Fingal and Trenton Air Force bases.
She married Leland (Lee) Johnson of Viscount, Saskatchewan in Regina on January 29th, 1949 and moved to
Lethbridge where they were happily married for 62 years. Lee passed away July 7th, 2011 and is sorely
missed. Ruth and Lee were charter members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and were active in their
church family. Ruth coordinated Creative Fingers, an active group who made quilts for Lutheran World
Relief and sold quilts to raise funds for church projects. Ruth and Lee were enthusiastic junior hockey
season- ticket holders. She enjoyed family photography, playing cards and board games and the cartoon
“The Family Circle”. Ruth spent many hours sewing quilts and weeding their beautiful garden. Another
thing Ruth and Lee were passionate about was travelling. They took memorable trips across Canada, the
Eastern States, Sweden, Norway, Alaska, Hawaii, Yugoslavia and Bermuda.
A Funeral Service will be held at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD – 2406 11th Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
This was a charity that was very close to Ruth’s heart. http://clwr.donorshops.com/
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

MARIELLE PAQUIN
1925 ~ 2014
Mrs. Marielle Mathilda Paquin, beloved wife of the late Mr. Alphonse Paquin, passed away on Thursday,
August 21, 2014 at the age of 88 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
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

NOEL
GORDON ANDREW NOEL, beloved husband of Lee Purdy Noel of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
He is the loving father of: Carla (Stuart) Parker of Abbotsford, BC, Michael (Karren) Noel of North Salt
Lake, UT, Lizanne Fernhout of Lethbridge, and Deborah Noel of Vancouver. He leaves behind 12
grandchildren: Dylan, Maya, and Hayley Parker; Kennedy, Jacqueline, Madeline, Camille, Andy, Gabrielle,
and Thomas Noel; and Nicholas and Jake Fernhout.
Gordon is also survived by sister LaDon Kirby, brother Bill Noel, mother-in-law Margaret Purdy, numerous
nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
He is predeceased by his father Andrew Noel, mother Marble Atwood, and infant brother Donal Noel.
He was a real Southern Albertan being born in Lethbridge on April 29, 1937, the oldest of four, and
raised on the ranchlands in the foothills of Southern Alberta. He attended school in Raymond and Magrath,
graduating as valedictorian.
Gordon excelled academically in pursuit of his education, attending BYU as well as the University of
Alberta, graduating with honors in Chemistry. During this time he joined the ROTP program achieving the
rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fighter pilot and flight instructor. This career
took him across Canada and across the ocean to bases within Europe. It was while he was stationed in
Manitoba that he met his wife, Lee Zaruk. Following his military career, Gordon joined the Department of
Transport as an aircraft accident investigator and later worked in aircraft safety.
Gordon and Lee were married September 25, 1963 in the Cardston Alberta Temple and in 2013 they celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary. Lee was by his side caring for him during the last years of his illness.
Gordon was a patient and gentle father to his four children. He enjoyed taking his family camping among
other adventures. He found great joy in his grandchildren who adored him in return. He was a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in several church callings throughout his
life.
The family would especially like to thank Doctors David Stewart and Lee Oviatt for their excellent and
compassionate care.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family
at the church prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
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

RICHARDS
William (Bill) Edmund Richards passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Chinook Regional
Hospital on Aug. 11, 2014 — the day before his 82nd birthday. Bill was born in Lethbridge to Ed and Helen
Richards on Aug. 12, 1932. He farmed with his father Ed and brother Tom east of Coaldale, with their
farming operation later expanding to the Chin area. A tireless worker who could fix virtually anything,
Bill’s passion was farming. But he also became an avid outdoorsman, at one time hiking and cross-country
skiing with the Chinook Outdoor Club and volunteering with the Canadian Ski Patrol. Bill will be greatly
missed by his loving partner Becky Cousins of Lethbridge and her children, as well as his brother Tom
(Margaret) Richards of Coaldale, and his sister Lesley (Murray) Bowman of Calgary. Also having cherished
memories of “Uncle Bill” are his nieces Tracye (Hugh) Osler and Cindy (Tom) Melling of Calgary, and Jean
(Ken) Mackintosh of Coaldale; his nephews Mark (Pamela) Bowman and Mark (Gina) Bowman of Calgary, and
Harley (Jackie May) Richards of Red Deer; as well as his many grand-nieces and grand-nephews who enjoyed
tractor rides with him. In accordance with Bill’s wishes, a private family memorial will take place at a
future date. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to Bill is invited to make a donation in his memory to the
Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale (403-345-4262) or the Coaldale Health Centre (403-345-3075).
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

STEVE ANGYAL
1920 ~ 2014
Mr. Steve Angyal, beloved husband to Helen Angyal, passed away in Milk River on Thursday, August 21, 2014
at the age of 94.
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

WILOMENA ALISON
MANY BEARS
Iitskanikkitstakiaakii
(Morning Offering Woman)
June 7, 1963 – August 17, 2014
It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our dear, loving wife, mother,
grandmother, daughter, sister, auntie, niece and friend Wilomena, 51 years old, who passed away
peacefully at Cardston Hospital on August 17th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Wilomena was born June 07, 1963 at the Blood Indian Hospital to William Many Bears Sr. and Fannie White
Feathers. Left to mourn her passing are her loving husband Delroy, son Charlton and grandchildren Tianna,
Brianna, Arianna and Ellianna. Step children Monica, Crystal (Ace), Delroy Jr. & Jackie. Also left to
mourn her passing are loving parents; William Sr. and Fannie, her siblings William (Frances), Irene
(Stafford), Joe (Gail); aunties Shirley, (special aunt) Delia (Pat) Marlene; uncles Andrew (Margaret),
Delbert, Gus; great aunts Lucy, Rachel, Elizabeth, Mary and Rita; nieces Jennifer, Brooke (Harry),
Samantha, Jessie, Sabrina & Ariel; nephews Lyndon, Ryan, Terrance, Joshua, Dwight, Mark, Weston, Avery, &
Nicholas; numerous family & friends.
She was predeceased by her loving son Jamie, grandfathers George & Fred, grandmothers Irene & Beatrice.
The family would like to invite friends and family to join us in celebration of a wonderful life of

Wilomena.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, August 22nd, 2014
from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continue all night at Wilomena’s residence. The Funeral Service will be held
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, August 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the
Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
E-mail 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

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