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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 8, 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.

BRADSHAW
Albert Dean Bradshaw passed away August 21, 2014. He was born June 14, 1933 in Cardston and raised by Evans and Alberta Bradshaw in Mountain View with his siblings Carlyle, Lee, and Jan. He graduated valedictorian from Cardston High School, got a degree in engineering from UBC, and worked with oil companies around the world. He married Carma Blackmore in the Alberta LDS temple in 1958 and they had five children: Deanna, Teri, Kevan, Jon, and Jodi. He is survived and missed by his wife, his 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

BROOKS
PATRICIA MARY BROOKS, beloved wife of the late Mickey Brooks, passed away on September 2, 2014 at the age of 83 years. 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.
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

FRANK JANKOWIAK
1938 ~ 2014
Mr. Frank J. Jankowiak of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Cathy and beloved father of Darren passed away on September 4, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

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.
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

GROVES
MR. DEXTER GROVES, beloved husband of the Mrs. Susanne Groves, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

HAGEN
ARTHUR LUDVIK HAGEN, passed away at the Valley View Hospital, in Valley View Alberta on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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 “Ja che 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 car. 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.

KLEINSASSER
THEODORE M. KLEINSASSER, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Medical Centre on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at the age of 19 years. A Funeral Service was held at the KINGSLAND HUTTERITE COLONY, New Dayton, Alberta, on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.
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

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.
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

OLEJARNIK
ANNA T. OLEJARNIK of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

RONNIE BLACK PLUME – Iinooispii (Long Hair)
Ronnie Black Plume, at the age of 50 years, passed away on August 28, 2014 at Levern, AB Canada. He was born on July 13, 1964 in Cardston, AB at the Blood Indian Hospital to Harrison Black Plume (deceased) and Bernadette Morning Owl (deceased). Ronnie grew up in Iisoitapii, attended school in Levern, Glenwood, Hill Spring and St. Mary¹s,. later graduating from the Lethbridge Community College Safety Training Program. He worked for Thunder Chief Gas Bar as a Gas Jockey and Night watchman for many years. Ronnie was always joking around, was never serious and always had something to say when we were sitting around telling stories. Before he met the love of his life, he was always at Karen and Lloyd McHugh¹s place. His many adventures in life included the sport of hockey, fastball and drumming with the Levern Drummers and Eagle Ridge drum group. He travelled to many tournaments and Powwows all across Canada and the United States. Ronnie was predeceased by his wife Victoria Scout, with whom he had a happy life surrounded by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; parents: Harrison Black Plume and Bernadette Morning Owl; brothers: Jordan Chief Moon, Douglas Black Plume, Calvin Cat Face, Mary Black Plume, Leonard Gros Ventre Boy, Louis Chief Moon. Ronnie is survived by his children Justine (Cletus) Big Throat, Anita Scout, Patricia (Tom) Soop, Vikki (Jim) Briggs, Vincent (Karrie) Scout, Heather (Craig) Many Bears, Ashley Scout; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; siblings: Shirley Chief Moon, Jimmy (Melinda) Chief Moon, Matthew (Mary-Ann) Chief Moon, Willie (Jessica) Black Plume, Doreen Black Plume, Bernice (Greg) Plain Woman, Rodney ³Mann² Black Plume, Suzanne (Delvin) Chief Moon, Doris (Kilroy); his adopted brothers: Lloyd McHugh and Robin Cat Face; uncle and aunts: Ray Black Plume, Lucy Black Plume and Janette Bear. A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday September 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. continuing all night at Doreen Black Plume¹s residence. The Funeral Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

SHOUTING (EAGLE PLUME)
ALFRED RYAN SHOUTING (EAGLE PLUME), beloved son of Juanita Eagle Plume and Darrell Shouting, passed away on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at the age of 21 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. and continue all night at Darrell Shouting¹s residence, Levern, Blood Reserve. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve. E-mail condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.

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.

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