September 27th, 2016

Saturday August 23, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 25, 2014.

CLARE MALMBERG
1924 ~ 2014
Mr. Clare Malmberg of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Malmberg, passed away on August 22, 2014 at the age of 89 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

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 at 11:00 am 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

HAGE
Kaye Kirstine Hage passed away August 21st, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
Kaye was born May 3rd, 1941 in Lethbridge to Thyge and Edna Hage. She was the first born of five children. Her siblings are Linda Maki, Leslie Miller (Chuck McKewon), Myra (Bob) Spitzer. She was predeceased by her sons Daniel Sparkes at birth, and Christopher Sparkes at the age of 20; as well as her parents, and recently her brother Kent Hage. Kaye leaves behind daughters Karen Sparkes, Lisa (Jorge) Barrera and Grandchildren Jared Sparkes, Karlina, Veronica, and Dale Barrera; as well as the many, many others who know her as “Gramma Kaye!”
A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held Friday August 29th, at Country Kitchen Catering in Lethbridge: 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive (below the Keg). Starting at 11 am we will have a program, followed by lunch at noon.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

IRENE FAZIO
1922 ~ 2014
Mrs. Irene Fazio of Lethbridge, wife of the late Mr. Alfred Fazio, passed away on
August 9, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
Irene was born on July 11, 1922 to John and Gertrude Chenery, in Lethbridge. She attended Fleetwood Bawden Elementary and LCI completing her schooling in 1939. She worked early years on the farm helping her dad. She met her lifelong partner Alfred in 1940 and they were married in 1944. They raised four children in Lethbridge, loved to walk, garden and traveling to Nevada.
Irene is survived by her two daughters Trudy (Mike) Bruchet, and Judy (Trevor) Williams; son Ron (Ira) Fazio; grandchildren Robert (Katie), Lori (Scott), Brad (Michelle), Trish (Aubrey), Stephen and Tara; great-grandchildren McKinley, Decklan, Liam, Finn, Aidan, Maya, Owen.
She was predeceased by her son Donald; Sister Phyllis Thompson; and Brothers Russell and Clarence Chenery.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care and compassion they provided Irene and the family.
As per Irene’s request, a private family service will take place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish, make donations to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400-9th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5, or Canadian Cancer Society 317-10th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
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.
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.
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

MARIE ANTAL
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of MARIE ANTAL on August 18, 2014 at the age of 73 near Lethbridge, Ab.
In her passing, Marie leaves to mourn: her husband and best friend Dean of 54 years, her four children – Nicole (Jacob) Entz of Okotoks, Jacquie (Ruben) Gross of Okotoks, Doug (Leslie) Antal of Lethbridge and Mark (Lonnie) Antal of Cayley – 11 grandchildren and eight step- grandchildren, her sister Carol Ross of Victoria, BC, and many special friends and family.
Marie was born April 14, 1941 in High River, Alberta. She married Dean in 1960 and they farmed until 1992, when they moved to Raymond, Alberta. In addition to the farm life, she loved her work as a Unit Clerk at Cardston Hospital, which she did for 28 years. Her many other talents and gifts are too numerous to mention but her love of her family was her most precious and sustaining gift. Marie loved spending time with her family and friends; she carefully nurtured and treasured her relationships with those who were important in her life. She was a fabulous cook and she lived by what she believed, that a meal made with love and shared in love not only fostered good relationships, but could go a long way to help fix so many of life’s little problems.
She was well loved for her compassion, kindness, love, and generous spirit. Her love, quiet courage, strength, creativity, and sense of humour will be remembered, reminisced about, and carried in the hearts of those who loved her. Her quick wit and sense of humour, which she passed on to many of her grandchildren, has brought many smiles in these difficult times. Her laughter was truly genuine, always infectious and will be missed.
Always remember: “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”
As per her request, there will be no 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

MARIELLE MATHILDA 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.
Marielle was born on December 31, 1925 to Anna and Alexandre Moreau in St. Norbert, Manitoba where she was raised and completed her elementary and high school. At the age of 18 years, Marielle entered Novitiate of the Grey Nuns in St. Boniface where she spent the next 25 years. Three years later, she met Alphonse and they were married in 1971.
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

MCCOOEYE
DOROTHY MAY MCCOOEYE, June 28, 1926 – August 21, 2014
Dorothy had requested that no funeral be held.
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

ROSE MAGDALENE ARNOLD (KOPP)
1921 ~ 2014
Rose Arnold’s children wish to inform of the passing of their dearly beloved mother at the age of 93 years in Lethbridge, Alberta.
As it was well with her soul our Lord had taken her into his loving arms to guide her safely home
Rose was born and raised on a farm, she received her education at Majestic School near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. She married Wendelin Peter Arnold on August 1, 1944 and they took up residence in Edmonton where they had their first child before moving to Lethbridge where they made their home.
Our mother’s happiest years were at home with her ten children. We were in awe of her many talents and her special touches. She brought warmth to our home.
Besides her loving husband Wendelin who passed away on May 12, 1988, Rose was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, one sister, also a beloved daughter Cecile Arnold on May 17, 1996 and a beloved son Wendelin Arnold Jr. on November 25, 2013.
She leaves to mourn five sons Ben, Jim, Hubert (Karen Van Hieuwenhuizen), Joe (Linda) and Rob Arnold all of Lethbridge; three daughters Patricia Arnold, Joan Herbut, Marilyn (Manfred Peohlmann) all of Lethbridge; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great- grandchildren.
With sweet embrace and loving memories we hold you forever in our thoughts and prayers. We love you mom.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday, August 25, 2014 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. An interment will follow in the 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

STEVE ANGYAL
1920 ~ 2014
Mr. Steve Angyal, beloved husband to Helen Angyal, passed away at Milk River Long Term Care on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the age of 94.
Steve was born in Hungary on May 13, 1920 and came to Canada on December 31, 1924 settling in Milk River. He attended school from age 7 to 14, completing Grade 8 while teaching himself English.
Steve was in the Infantry from December 4, 1941 through January 26, 1946, serving in the Aleutians and Holland. Upon his return he met Helen and they were married on November 11, 1946. They moved onto the family farm in the 1-17 District southwest of Milk River where from 1947 until 1980 he farmed the land and raised purebred Herefords. Steve was known as a humble and fair man and was respected by all who had dealings with him. He was proud of his accomplishments as his family had to borrow $10 to get from Montreal to Milk River. The grandchildren will always remember staying at Grandpa and Grandma’s farm as there were always fun things to do in the barn and amazing wiener roasts and orange floats in the evenings.
After retirement Steve and Helen purchased a motorhome and travelled throughout Canada and the United States with his brother Mike and his wife Marion. He also enjoyed playing and watching baseball, golf, and curling and could be found at the diamonds or ice rink when the grandchildren were playing.
Steve is survived by his three daughters and one son; Christine Barnhart of Edmonton, Kathy (Gordon) McCarthy of Milk River, Sheila (John) Mazutinec of Milk River, and Ron (Barbara) Angyal of Lethbridge. He was also blessed with nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; Janice Leonard (Cassidy & Alina); Raelene Barnhart (Brandon); Shannon Kampen (Alix, Emily & Jonathon); Scott (Trish) Angyal (McKinley & Declan); Kelsi (Kelly) Hicks (Conall & Brinley); Jennifer McCarthy; Colin (Tricia) McCarthy; Trevor (Carla) Mazutinec (Emmett); and Trent Mazutinec.
He was predeceased by his son Gregory, parents Mike and Mary, brother Mike, and sister Mary.

Rest in peace dad, your work is done
We will miss you always

A Prayer Service led by Maureen Condon Horon, will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, August 25, 2014 at ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main St. N., Milk River, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main St. N., Milk River, Alberta with Father Dominic Nguyen, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prairie Rose Lodge Building Fund (make cheques payable to the Town of Milk River specifying the Prairie Rose Lodge Building Fund), P.O. Box 270, Milk River, Alberta TOK 1MO; or Milk River Long Term Care Resident Council, P.O. Box 90, Milk River, Alberta TOK 1MO; or a charity of your choice.
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

Betty Vancleave Steely
1937 – 2014
 With loving memories, we honour beautiful, beloved Betty Elaine Steely (nee Vancleave) of Clements, California who passed away unexpectedly near Calgary on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
 A Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. A memorial will also be scheduled in California at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
 She is survived by her children Kelly (Chris) Watkins of Glendale, California and Joann (Tom) Barbero and Mark Steely of Clements, California. She is also survived by her siblings Coreen Abell, Dickie (Peter) Engleson, Bud Vancleave, Tootie Engleson all of Taber, her sister-in-law Corine Vancleave of Airdrie and by numerous nieces and nephews. Betty will be fondly remembered by loving companion Don Morelli of Denair, California.
 She was predeceased by her husband Don Steely, brother Joe Vancleave, sister-in-law Doris Vancleave and brothers-in-law Morris Abell and Herb Engleson.
 Betty was born February 13, 1937 to Claude and Delia Vancleave and was raised in the Fincastle area. At the age of eighteen, she found love while attending the Calgary Stampede and started her new adventure in California where she resided with her new husband, rodeo bareback champion John Hawkins. She was blessed with the birth of her daughter Kelly after several years of marriage.
 Betty relocated to Clements, California and married Don Steely, her dear husband of thirty five years. With her new marriage came two new additions to her family, Don’s children Mark and Joann.
 After mourning Don’s passing, Betty was blessed to find love again with a wonderful companion, Don Morelli, whom she enjoyed her golden years with.
 Betty was a beautiful woman and touched everyone with grace and a zest for life. She left us with a legacy of kindness and beauty. She was a free spirit with a touch of mischievous, known for her Halloween parties and practical jokes. She will be dearly missed.
 Flowers are welcome but if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Betty’s name may be made directly to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, PO Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca <http://www.stars.ca&gt; ).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

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