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Friday, September 5, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 5, 2014.

BARBARA IRENE GAEHRING
1916 ~ 2014
Our beloved mother, Barbara Irene Gaehring passed away with her family by her side on September 3, 2014 in Milk River, AB. Born in Foremost AB on April 1, 1916 to parents Jacob and Elizabeth Degenstein. She leaves to cherish in her memory Mabel Snortland, Medicine Hat, Levaren Gaehring, Milk River, Alex (Phyllis) Gaehring, Wetaskiwin, Pearl (Glen) Hacke, Calgary, Lillian (Clifford) Munsch, Piapot, Sask., Ruby (Stan) Yanke, Brooks. One sister, Katherine Casper, Grand Prairie, daughter-in-law Donna Gaehring, Calgary, and one sister in-law Marie Degenstein, Edmonton. There are also 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband David, one son Leroy, one grandson Jason Gaehring as well as her parents, five brothers and one sister. Barbara attended school in Foremost but also worked as much as she could to help her Mom and Dad support their large family. She was working in the Hoping district when she met David Gaehring and they married in October of 1938. They remained at Hoping where their first daughter Mabel was born. In 1942 they moved to Picture Butte and Shaughnessy were Dave worked in the coal mines. More children arrived there, with Levaren, Alex and Pearl joining the family. Barbara added to the family income by cooking for large crews of sugar beet workers. Most of the vegetables on the menu came from her own large garden.
Dave¹s ailing father Jacob also lived in Shaughnessy and Barbara found time to look after him as well until his passing in 1948. After laying him to rest, they moved back to Hoping to take up farming again.
Back on the farm at Hoping they were blessed with three more children. Leroy, Lillian and Ruby arrived to join them, making a family of seven children and two hard working parents. Mabel pitched in at the age of twelve looking after the young ones and having suppers ready when Barbara was in the field helping Dave. The family continued to work the farm and raise all the necessary vegetables and meat required to keep them going. She raised chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, selling many of these for additional income. Barbara was a great bread baker often baking 12 loaves 2 to 3 times per week. Times were hard then but they also found time to visit with friends and relatives and partake in many an active card game. In 1956 they finally got electricity at the farm. What a huge leap forward. Just think of what all took place in her lifetime. From horses to their first tractor and a pickup; from wood heat to oil heat and then to natural gas; from coal oil lamps to electricity, battery radio to television and now the internet; from wood stove to gas and electric, then to a microwave; from root-cellar to ice box to deepfreeze; from your own home remedies and neighbor doctoring to 911 instant help. In 1971 they sold the farm and moved into Milk River where she resided in her home until moving into the Prairie Rose Lodge in March of this year. She enjoyed every minute of the lodge experience. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 8, 2014 at ST. PETER¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street North, Milk River, AB with Father Dominic Nguyen, celebrating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 3 Ave NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

BROOKS
RITA COMAI BROOKS, age 81, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta. Rita is survived by her sister Wilma (Andy) Valer of Lethbridge, and her four children: Clint Dee Winton Brooks (Mary), of Daytona Beach, Florida, Rory Kelvin Brooks (Ruth) of Kelowna, BC, Wendy Laine Tolley (Warren) of Stockholm, Sweden, and Gregory LeRoy Brooks (Denise) of Lethbridge. She has 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Rita was predeceased by her loving husband, Winton Earl Brooks in July 2007, whom she has sorely missed. Born in Lethbridge on July 23, 1933, Rita was the younger of two girls born to Alfredo and Olga Comai. She grew up in North Lethbridge and was very active in the Italian Canadian Community right up to her passing. Rita received her education in Lethbridge, and on March 10, 1951 she was married to Winton Brooks. She was happy as a devoted wife and mother as she partnered with her best friend Winton in raising their four children and in his teaching career in Lethbridge. Over the years they had several foster children in their home who were loved and cared for just like their own. As grandchildren arrived, they were famous for their devotion and individual attention to each of their new additions to the family. After retirement in 1983, Winton and Rita maintained an extremely active lifestyle, and spent their time involved in travelling in their motor home to visit the family that was scattered around the US and Canada. During that time they spent most of their winters being snowbirds in Arizona, where they became well known and loved in the Lake Havasu community.
Rita was known by everyone she met as a warm, friendly and loving person who lit up the room when she entered. She was very outgoing and made friends very easily. Her smile and sense of humor made her the life of any gathering. She was a talented homemaker with notable abilities in cooking, baking, sewing and home decorating. She loved to collect and display beautiful things. She was active in her church as a visiting teacher and as Relief Society President and spent endless hours serving and assisting others. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, September 7 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge or prior to the funeral service on Monday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Funeral Services for Rita Brooks will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTER, 4105 Forestry Ave South, Lethbridge, on Monday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m.

BROWN
BILL “MAC” BROWN, beloved husband of Anne Brown, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. Cremation to follow.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128, Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

DICK
HAZEL DICK passed away September 2, 2014 at 99 years of age in Red Deer, Alberta at the ExtendiCare Seniors home. She was born in Bull River, B.C. on August 21, 1915. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Edward on August 26, 1989, and her daughter Sharon Gough July 12, 2003. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Bouck who is 96 and lives in Winnipeg, MB, son Dennis Dick of Red Deer, 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Rev. Aldeen McKay officiating.

FREDERICH GRANSON
(Feb. 4,1929 ­ Aug. 31, 2014)
Born ­ Josefstal, Ukraine
Died ­ Calgary, Alberta
It¹s with great sadness we announce that Fred passed away peacefully at the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore in Calgary this past Sunday at age 85. Fred, like many of his family and friends, began his life in the peasant town of Josefstal in the Ukraine. After surviving the bombardment of their town by both the German Wermacht and then the Red Army, Fred and his family found themselves refugees who had to make their way through war-torn Eastern Europe to Germany. After living a number of years in Germany, Fred crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a rust ship and arrived in Southern Alberta to begin a new life, having to learn a new language and the ways of North America. Fred, and his wife Frieda, also a refugee from Josefstal, married in 1953 and raised their family of three sons in the town of Coaldale. They provided a wonderful childhood and Fred passed on to his sons the attributes of responsibility as a husband, father and grandfather. Fred spent almost 50 years in Coaldale, but reluctantly gave up his home in 2012 when he could no longer look after it, moving to the Heartland residence in Okotoks for 1 1/2 years and then to the Beverly Centre for several months before he passed away. He left this life after successfully providing for his family and becoming a valuable contributor to Canadian society. He leaves us, having earned the respect of friends and colleagues and with the love and gratitude of his family. Our prayers are that he is now watering his tomatoes and getting ready to have the lunch that Frieda prepared for him. He is predeceased by his wife, Frieda; father, Gotlieb; mother, Jacobina; brothers: Wilhelm, Alex and John. Left to remember him are his sisters (Anna ­ Calgary), (Lena ­ Germany) sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: (Ernest/ Katherine: Dieter/Erin/Vera; Claire/Andrew; Olivia/Nate), (Ewald/Myra: Jaice/Rachelle/Carter/Kinley; Cale/Kristin; Drew/Breanne), (Leonard/ Diane: Alida; Matthew/Tara).
A special note of thanks goes to the staff members of the Heartland Residence and Beverly Centre for the kindness and care with which they treated Fred and all of us who visited there. You really are a gift to all families in this situation. A viewing and opportunity to pay respects will be held between 7 ­ 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, September 7, at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME (703-13 Street North, Lethbridge). The funeral service will take place at REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH in Coaldale (2006 20th St) at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 8. A private family interment will follow at a later date.

GILMAR
WARREN GILMAR, loving son of Gaydene and Brian Gilmar, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014 at the age of 33 years. Besides his loving parents, Warren is survived by his sister Crystal Gilmar-Korethoski of Calgary, his grandfather Robert H. Gilmar (Trudy McDonald) of Lethbridge and one nephew and two nieces Ethan, Taylor and Hailie Korethoski all of Calgary.
He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Warren was predeceased by his grandparents Joyce and Russel Pocha and Margaret Gilmar. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Warren and his family at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 7:00-8:00 P.M. A Celebration of Warren¹s life will be held at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Warren may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 ­ Aviation Park N.E.,(Box 570) Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.
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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 MAREK
1923 ~ 2014
Helen Marek, beloved wife of the late Walter Marek, passed away after a brief illness, at the age of 91 years, at the Raymond Care Center. Helen was born in Poland on April 2, 1923. Helen is survived by her son Bob Marek of Lethbridge, her daughter Dianna (Herb) McKelvey of Magrath, and six grandchildren: Michael (Shelley) Marek of Raymond (Emma, Abby & Tristan), Melanie (Garfield) Henderson of Cowichan, BC (Mackenna, Avorie & Brixlyn), Chris (Lucy) Marek of Lethbridge (A.J. & Dylan), Lorne McKelvey of Lethbridge, Heather (Gary) Newman of Calgary (Tessa) and Nicole Ehlert of Lethbridge (Jaxon); and her best friend of many years, Lucy Malec of Lethbridge. Helen was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents Andrzej and Maria Gendek, her sisters Maria, Leokadia, and Jadzia, and her brothers Bruno and Andrzej. As a young girl, Helen had a very hard life- at the age of nine, she was responsible for cooking, cleaning, gardening and looking after her newborn niece while her oldest sister and brother-in-law went to work. As a teen, she taught herself ballroom dancing and went on to win many dance competitions. Helen came to Canada as a war bride in 1951 and married Walter Marek soon after. Helen and Walter worked hard on farms in Foremost and Bow Island. In 1961, they moved to Lethbridge where Walter worked as a barber until his retirement. Helen worked for several years at a cannery and later for Frache¹s Greenhouses. Helen was a superb cook and could whip up terrific meals from scratch at a moments notice. She had a “green thumb” and always kept a big garden and beautiful flower beds. She was also an exceptional seamstress.
Helen and Walter were active members of the Polish Canadian Legion and made a well-matched and graceful dance couple at the Legions¹ monthly dances. Helen was a quiet spoken tender, loving soul- always ready with a “Jache Kocham” (I love you) to her children and grandchildren. When Walter passed in 1993, she kept up her large home and yard, and still drove her care. At age 85, she moved to Garden Villa Seniors Lodge in Lethbridge. A few years later, she moved to Good Samaritan¹s Prairie Ridge Lodge in Raymond. Helen will remain forever in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Family and close friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family graveside and blessing will follow immediately after at the Mountain View Cemetery. Helen loved all animals, great and small so those who wish, may make donations in Helen¹s name to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, PO Box 783, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6 or the Lethbridge Animal Shelter, 2405 41 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5W3. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

HOVELING
ANNE HOVELING, beloved wife of George Hoveling of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her three children: Yvonne (Ron) Pasco of Jaffray, B.C., Michael Hoveling of Weston Priory, Vermont and Mark (Ingrid) Hoveling of Lethbridge, AB, as well as her five grandchildren, Katherine (Kevin) Larsen of Calgary, Paul (Tara) Pasco of Calgary, Tonya (Braydin) Brosseau of Calgary, Alyssa Hoveling and Ben Hoveling of Lethbridge and her three great grandchildren Finnigan Pasco, Killian Pasco and Clara Larsen. Anne is also survived by one brother Jack (Lucille) Schavemaker of Calgary and four sisters, and their families in Holland. She is also survived by her special nieces and nephews Marcel (Christine) Hoveling of Elkford, B.C. and Leonne (Duncan) MacDonald of Cranbrook, B.C. Anne will also be lovingly remembered by the Benedictine Brothers of the Weston Priory & many, many friends.
Anne was predeceased by a sister Bridgette and a brother Ton.  Anne was born May 3, 1928 in Amsterdam. She was educated as a seamstress before marrying George. Together with their three year old daughter they immigrated to Foremost, AB. After moving to Lethbridge, Anne continued her career as a seamstress at The Primrose Shop. Her faith was important to her, as she was an associate member of the Sisters of St. Martha’s. She enjoyed singing in the choir and volunteered many hours at St. Michael’s Health Centre in the gift shop & spending time with seniors. Anne enjoyed the outdoors & sitting on her patio was a favorite. Anne’s strong will helped her at all times and was a source of pride for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Cremation to follow with burial in Weston Priory, Vermont, USA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anne’s memory to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.
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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

JEAN HUNTRODS
1920 – 2014
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 6th from 2-5pm at her home 1813 17A Street South.

KEN TOMIE
Passed away peacefully at the Bow Crest Care Centre, Calgary, Aug 26, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Ken was well known and respected in the Transportation Business. He was Calgary Terminal Manager for Byers Transport and most recently a Salesrep with FCL. If Ken could say something now he would say ³Have a cold one and thanks for the memories². Ken is survived by his loving wife Adrene and son Dale of Calgary, plus sister Betty Cowan of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by both parents, Steve & Dorothy Tomie, plus brother Don Tomie & sister Joyce Tomie. At Ken¹s request no funeral will be held.

MAAIKE VAN DIJK – JONGSMA
1921 ~ 2014
The Lord took unto Himself our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Mrs. Maaike Van Dijk of Shaughnessy, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lieuwe Van Dijk, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Mom will be laid to rest beside her husband at 12:00pm on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at COALDALE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, west of Coaldale on Hwy 3, with Reverend H. Van der Woerd, officiating.
The family requests no flowers during this time. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MARY G. COOK
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mary G. Cook of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gilbert Cook, passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the age of 91 years. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name¹s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23). Mary was born on March 17, 1923 in the Ukraine. She married Gilbert Cook on January 17, 1943 in Lethbridge where they continued to reside. Mary would like to thank all of her friends who helped her while she was a widow. She had her mother for a long time, which filled her time until her mother passed away on April 28, 1996. She was beside her at her passing. Mary¹s wishes were to thank the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Good Samaritans Linden View in Taber, who cared for her; her friends who came to visit her; also to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels for all their help. May God bless you all. Besides her loving husband Gilbert, who passed away in 1970, Mary was predeceased by her son Gilbert Jr., September 2006; and infant daughter, Cathy; two infant sons, Gordon and Allan; and her parents, Peter Borhyn, on August 9, 1953 and Katherine Borhyn on April 28, 1996. A prayer service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Mary will be laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery immediately following.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, LSCO, 500-11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4G7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

McLAREN
GEORGE ROBERT ³BOB² McLAREN, beloved husband of Lila, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on September 4th, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Besides his loving wife Lila, he is survived by his daughter Roberta (Pat), son Tom (Val), grandchildren Cory, Madison and Taylor, daughter Belinda and family, son Tim and family, brothers Hugh (Florence) and family, Bill (Elaine) and family, and Butch (Dusky) and family. Bob was born September 17th, 1941 in Tisdale Sask. and attended school in Gull Lake. After leaving school, he worked on a farm herding sheep till he left in 1959 to work on the oil rigs in Eastend and the surrounding area. In 1968 Bob moved to Medicine Hat where he worked at a Shell service station then in 1970, moved to Lethbridge to work in the construction industry. In 1981 he took the plunge and started his own bobcat business, working till his retirement in the fall of 2007. In his retirement years, he took up various woodworking projects, volunteered for the Eagles Club as well as various charities for The Bingo Association. Bob was always there to help anyone with the smallest problem. He always looked forward to his coffee break with ³the guys² every morning. The joys in his life were his grandchildren, camping and fishing.
He will be truly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at THE EAGLES HALL, 631-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers and at Bob¹s request, donations may be made in his memory to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19th St. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to a charity of your choice.
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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

MILAN CUPRIC
1923 ~ 2014
Mr. Milan Cupric of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Hilda, passed away on Friday August 15, 2014 at the age of 90 at St. Michael¹s Health Centre (Palliative Care) after a courageous battle with cancer.
Milan was born in Knic, Serbia on December 23, 1923 and immigrated to Canada in 1948. He married his wife Hilda in 1953 and lived in the Crowsnest Pass where he worked for Summit Lime Works for 40 years, until his retirement in 1990. He then moved to Lethbridge where he spent his time enjoying gardening, walking and being a handyman around the house. Milan was a devoted family man and father that provided his children with support and guidance. He encouraged them to work hard, and ensured they were given the best opportunities in life. Family gatherings were always cherished by him as they were special moments with his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were rays of sunshine in his life. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends. At this time, we would like to thank and acknowledge the compassionate care he received from caregivers and the staff at St. Michael¹s Health Centre (Palliative Care) and Alberta Home Services (Home Care). He is survived by his loving wife Hilda, daughter Ruta (Daryl) Kiemele and son Harry (Josee); grandchildren Lindsey (Greig) Hern and Kaley (Chet) Oberkirsch; great-grandchildren Michaela, Sadie and Parker Hern and Rylee Oberkirsch and his sisters Milanka and Slobodanka. Milan is predeceased by his parents Danica and Zivojin and a sister and brother. A private Funeral Service was held on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHER RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, AB.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7, or St. Michael¹s Health Care Foundation (Palliative Care), 1400-9 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MOTRUK
NICK MOTRUK, beloved husband of the late Helen Motruk, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Funeral Prayers will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Ss. PETER AND PAUL UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643-12 B. Street North, Lethbridge. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held on Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

NEIL HUSBAND
1945 ~ 2014
Mr. Neil Husband of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the age of 69 years. A private family service will be held. Send condolences at
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PATRICIA MARY BROOKS, beloved wife of the late Mickey Brooks, passed away on September 2, 2014 at the age of 83 years. ³Pat² was the loving mother of Michelle Walker, Valerie (Junji) Kuno, Bruce and Tom (Colleen) Brooks and grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren. She was a loving sister to her brother Tom Yates and an aunt to a large and loving extended family. Pat was predeceased by her husband Mickey, her son Bill, her great-grandson Jacob Anthony, her parents Harold and Ethel Yates, her brothers Bill and Richard Yates and her sister-in-law Midge Yates.
Pat will always be remembered by all who knew her. She loved children and was happiest with a baby on her knee; of both her own children and grandchildren and the many children she helped care for over the years. Pat and Mickey¹s house was always open, the coffee pot on and the cookies made. The house was small but so full of love that there was always room for one more. Mom¹s faith was very important to her and this helped so much as she coped with the difficult times. Mom, ³We look forward to seeing you again in heaven². Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Andrew Horne officiating. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Andrew Horne officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat¹s honour may be made to St. Augustine¹s Building Fund for wheelchair accessibility.
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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

RICHARDSON
BETTY RICHARDSON, beloved wife of the late William ³Bud² Richardson, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128, Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

ROBERTS
With great sadness, the family of DOROTHEA DAVIES ROBERTS, wish to announce her passing on September 2, 2014 at the Raymond General Hospital at the age of 88. Dorothea was predeceased by her husband, John Thomas Roberts, daughter, Iona Wynne and son, Craig Thomas. Dorothea will be lovingly remembered by her children: Stephanie (Robert) Hughes, Debbie (Spencer) Depew, Nancy (Bob) Schefter, and Shane (Sally) Roberts. Dorothea is also survived by her only sister Peggy (Nick) Taylor. As well she will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Dorothea was born in Llannelly, South Wales on December 20th, 1925, and came to Canada with John, the love of her life, as a war bride in 1946. Dorothea was a warm, friendly person who loved everyone. She loved to visit, had a quick wit and a good sense of humor. She was blessed with many talents: sewing, crochet, tatting, needlepoint and painting, just to name a few. She willing shared these talents with family and friends. She served many years in her church in Young Women¹s and Relief Society and spent many hours visiting and serving others. Her spirit will live on in the heart of those whose lives she touched. Friends may meet the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10:00 ­ 10:45 am. Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Bishop Craig Palmer will be officiating. Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery.

RUTH BACZUK
1933 ~ 2014
Ruth L. Baczuk, beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Baczuk, passed away peacefully at the Chinook regional hospital on Monday, September 1, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Relatives and friends are invited to remember and celebrate her full and healthy life at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

SHERMAN EWING JR.
1926 ~ 2014
Sherman Ewing Jr. age 88, of Claresholm, AB passed away peacefully on September 1, 2014 of natural causes. Born July 5, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN Sherm spent his early years in Pleasantville, New York. He attended high school at the Thacher School in Ojai, CA. and riding the train across the country, he fell in love with the West. Sherm then served in the US Air Force until the end of WWII. He studied economics and agriculture at Yale and Cornell Universities. In August of 1950 he married Clarissa Clement of Buffalo, NY. Together they moved West to begin their lives in the cattle business in California and Montana, and then settled at the SN Ranch in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm, Alberta. This is where they raised their three kids, became stewards of the land and spent the best years of their lives. Aviation was Sherm¹s passion and he used his wings for business and pleasure. He loved his family, friends and neighbors, church and volunteered for his community. Sherm played leading roles in ranching organizations such as the Western Stock Growers, The Alberta Beef Cattle Performance Assoc, The Canadian Limousin Assoc, The North American Limousin Foundation, The Stockmen¹s Memorial Foundation, The Society for Range Management and helped form the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute. In his retirement in Great Falls, Montana, Sherm authored two books, The Range and The Ranch. He enjoyed freelance writing, loved tennis and golf, and he and Claire traveled extensively with friends and family. Sherm is survived by his three children, Wanina Ewing (Mike Lindsay) of Claresholm, Charlie Ewing (Sherry) of Claresholm, Leslie Kriz (Wayne) of Rimbey, AB; seven grandchildren and 3 great-granddaughters; sister Nan Bull of Stamford, CT, brothers Truxtun Morrison of Wayzata, MN, Nick Morrison of Boise, ID. He was predeceased by his loving wife Claire, sister Lucia Ewing of Hopkinton, VT, and brother Frank H. Ewing of Denver, Co; father Sherman Ewing Sr. of New York City, NY and mother Mary H. Morrison and beloved stepfather Gen. H. T. Morrison of Wayzata, MN. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH 411-11 St South in Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm Palliative Care, PO Box 610, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0, or St. Augustine¹s Anglican Church 411- 11 St South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2N9, or The Stockmen¹s Memorial Foundation, PO Box 459, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 100-119 14 ST NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. Send condolences at
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SUTLEY
Mr. Keith Sutley, beloved husband of Deb Sutley, father of Tami, Sandi and Rick passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the age of 67 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220-20th St., Fort Macleod, AB with Eras Van Zyl Officiating. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the Glans-look Lung Cancer Database, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Attn: Dr. Bebb, 1331 – 29th ST. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2, Cheques Payable to University of Calgary with the memo stating: Glans-look Lung Cancer Database.

THEA MARIA (KUTSCH) LEAVITT passed away peacefully on September 02, 2014, at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her loving husband Archie, son Verald, brother Otto, son-in-law Ken Stewart and great granddaughter Taylor Roberts. Thea was loved by all and will be missed by her five children: Gerry (Faye) Leavitt, Linda (Gail) Workman, Maria (Merril) Roberts, Carol Stewart, Rob (Malcolm) Leavitt, 12 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and her brother Rudy (Vernene) Kutsch.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, Alberta on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Glenwood Cemetery.
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VERONICA UHRYN (NEE ROMANCHUK)
1928 ~ 2014
Veronica Uhryn passed away peacefully on September 2, 2014 at Edith Cavell Care Centre at the age of 85 years after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Alex of 56 years; daughters Beverly (Werner) Duda, and Brenda (Darren) Wilson; grandchildren Elyse (Ryan) Collier, Bradley Duda (Gabrielle Duncan), Jeffrey Wilson (Jennifer Watson), and Kayla Wilson (Casey Frattin); sisters Lilly (Steve) Shimek, and Eva Porter; brother Bill Romanchuk; sisters-in-law Lillian Romanchuk, Esther Romanchuk, Olga Michalenko, Ann Tratch, Mary Uhryn, and Jenny Uhryn; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins; and Mildred Pachniosky. Veronica was predeceased by her parents John and Daisy Romanchuk; brothers Fred (Myrtle), Nick (Renee), Alex, Mike (Gladys), Andy (Marion), and John; sister Annie (Bill) Elaschuk; sister-in-law Bernice Romanchuk; as well as brothers-in-law Les Porter, John (Martha) Uhryn, Bill Michalenko, Walter Tratch, Mike (Muriel) Uhryn, Bill Uhryn, and Morris Uhryn. As requested by Veronica, there will be no funeral service. A family viewing will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Burial to take place immediately after at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, Alberta. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Veronica may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Jack Ady Cancer Center, 1A 129 ­ 960 19 St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

WILLIAM VEGTER
1931 ~ 2014
Mr. William Vegter of Picture Butte, passed away on August 27, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Iron Springs, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A 129, 960 19th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5, or Piyami Health Centre, 300 ­ A Rogers Ave., Picture Butte, Alberta, T0K 1V0. Send condolences at
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Witdouck, Rafael (Ralph)
January 1, 1936 ­ September 2, 2014
Rafael (Ralph) Paul Witdouck, beloved husband of Mary, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary, his sons Brian (Kathy), Calvin (Elaine) and Dale (Sandy) and his 8 grandchildren which were his pride and joy; Geni, Kevin, Brandon, Matthew, Lexi, Justin, Jared, and Shalyn. Ralph is also survived by Mary¹s family. He is predeceased by his son, Mark, his parents, Julius and Maria, infant sister, Bernice and his sister, Christine Van Raay. Ralph was born in Belgium and at the age of 14 immigrated with his family to Canada for a better life. He began work in Taber in the sugar beet fields, and the following year he got a job with the P.F.R.A. and worked for them for 6 years. During that time he met Mary Bouw and on April 30, 1960 they married and enjoyed 54 years together. Ralph began farming in the Iron Springs area with his dad in 1957. In 1964 Ralph and Mary purchased some land and farming became one of his greatest loves. His last tour of the farm was the day before he passed away. Family meant everything to him and he was most proud of his boys and his grandchildren. In 2000, Ralph and Mary retired from the farm and moved into Lethbridge where he resided until his passing. Ralph loved to socialize and developed many great friendships over the years through community, church activities, the Knights of Columbus, 60 Plus Club, card parties and coffee row. Ralph¹s fondest memories include his parent¹s accomplishments, the hard but rewarding farm life that he and Mary enjoyed, family gatherings and several trips to visit friends and family back in Belgium. He will be remembered by many for his sense of humor and his laughter. A Memorial Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Memorial donations may be made to 5th on Fifth Youth Services, 435 5th Street S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6
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