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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 15, 2014.

BERGEN-HENEGOUWEN,
ANN (ANNIE) NEE ELFRING
June 25, 1939 – September 8, 2014
Ann passed away after a brief and dignified battle with cancer in the arms of her beloved husband Leo at the age of 75 years. Ann immigrated to Canada on July 29 1956 from the Netherlands with her parents and siblings and met her soul mate and the love of her life Leo, on that very day. Ann & Leo married on November 14, 1959, and embarked on a love story that has spanned almost 55 years. Besides her loving husband Leo, Ann is survived by her children; Marg (Jim) Semple, Arnie (Carol) Bergen- Henegouwen, Char (Bob) Fisher as well as her grandchildren Kelsey (Murray) Wemp, Katie (Steve) Shier, Connor Semple, Amber Fisher & Dakota Fisher. Ann was also blessed with great grandchildren whom she adored and treasured more than words can describe; Ryker Wemp, Clara Shier & Annabel Shier. Ann is predeceased by her parents Margaret & Bernard Elfring, and an infant brother Herman. Her daughter, Susan Bergen- Henegouwen passed away in 1996. Above all else, Ann cherished her family and friends, and those who were honored to have known and love her benefited greatly from her generosity and strength of spirit. She was a loving wife and best friend to Leo, devoted Mom, doting Grammy, and ever loyal sister and friend to her large extended family and many friends. In recent years, Ann & Leo spent happy winters in Apache Junction, Arizona where they developed many more lasting friendships. We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives, and will miss her beautiful smile more than words can say. Our family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional and loving care that Ann received from the staff at St. Michael¹s Health Center in Lethbridge. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Bob Wallace officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: St. Michael¹s Foundation (Palliative Care) in memory of Ann Bergen-Henegouwen http://www.covenantlethbridge.ca/
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

DEALIA WALLACE
1936 ~ 2014
Mrs. Dealia Wallace (Rhodes) passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.

GIBSON
ANNE GIBSON, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2014 at the age of 83 years. She is the loving mother of Lora Jefferson of 150 Mile House, B.C., Kevin Gibson of Edmonton, AB, and Troy (Cindy) Gibson of Edmonton, AB as well as four grandchildren, J.D. Jefferson, Karly Jefferson, Alexandra Gibson and Jessica Gibson. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gaye Luard officiating. Reception to follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home. In memory of Anne, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or do a good deed or buy someone a bag of groceries.
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

GORHAM
BERRY WILLIAM GORHAM, passed away in Spring Coulee, Alberta on September 11th, 2014 at the age of 54 years. He is survived by his wife B.J., and his children Zachery & Ali. Berry is also survived by his mother, Hazel; siblings, Bruce (Peggy) Gorham, Barbara (Duncan) Thompson, and Sharon (Barry) Anderson. He is predeceased by his father Robert Gorham. Berry was born August 23, 1960 in Magrath, Alberta. He married Betty Jean (B.J.) Anderson from Barnwell in 1989 at the Seattle Washington Temple.
Berry received his schooling in Magrath after which he served a mission in California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon returning home from his mission, he moved to Spring Coulee where he resided until his passing. When Berry moved to Spring Coulee in 1983 he purchased ³Berry¹s Country Store² which he managed for nearly 20 years. He also drove the school bus in the Spring Coulee area for the Westwind School Division. In 1996, Berry made a career change and became a funeral director and embalmer. Later in 2006, he was an intregral part of forming Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston, AB. He was very passionate about funeral service. He found great satisfaction serving families in the loss of their loved ones and grew very close to the families he served. Berry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in the Spring Coulee Branch of the Church. He loved God, his family and was devoted to service in his community. Berry had a love for beautiful flowers, landscaping, chickens, and patriotic flags. He had a way of making people feel loved and his motto was ³be kind to everyone you come in contact with.² His greatest love was his wife B.J. and his children Zach and Ali. He will be deeply, deeply missed. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston (107- 6th Street West) on Monday, September 15th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Spring Coulee Cemetery. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

LANGFORD
Bruce Neil Clark Langford of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband for 25 years to Leanore “Lea” Langford, passed away suddenly on September 1, 2014, at the age of 63 years. Born in Winnipeg, Bruce also resided and made friends in Port Coquitlam, BC and Medicine Hat, AB before settling in Lethbridge, AB. He loved to spend time puttering in his garage, pondering one of his many projects, which many times were realized in the renovations of Bruce and Lea¹s home. His skill was often noted as expertly or professionally built. Bruce enjoyed traveling all over Western Canada in his MG convertible, ’73 Volvo coup, and other Dodge toys over the years while listening to the Beach Boys. This included Bruce and Lea¹s trip up the Alaska Hwy in 2009. Every trip to the ‘Peg¹ included a stop for: a baby apple, Goog Special, Kub rye bread and only the best perogies and kielbasa with hot mustard. Always willing to help with a smile, he put his woes behind another’s joys. He loved his family so deeply, it was at times too overwhelming for him to express. Bruce is survived by daughters Miklyn and Koryn, son Kyle (Erica), brother Paul, and nephew Chris (Keely) Langford. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Dora Langford. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life between 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at Pops Taphouse and Grill South, 1516 9th Avenue South in Lethbridge.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: St Michael’s Foundation at 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 4V5 or phone (403) 382-6414 or (403) 382-6414.

LONG TIME SQUIRREL
MR. DARIUS LONG TIME SQUIRREL, beloved husband of Mrs. Pearl Long Time Squirrel, of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care, on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:00 P.M.
A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 from 7:00 – 11:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB. on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Rocky Brave Rock officiating. Interment to follow in the Blood Band 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

NEWMAN-JONES
JOSEPH STEPHEN NEWMAN-JONES, of Claresholm, AB., passed away at Home on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. A Family Service will be held at a later date in Barrie, Ontario.

POBERZNICK
IRENE POBERZNICK, beloved wife of the late Joseph Poberznick, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at the age of 86 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

ROBERT “BOB” SNOWDEN
1943 ~ 2014
Mr. Robert “Bob” Snowden of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jo Snowden, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Naoko Norma Maruyama
1923 – 2014
Norma passed away peacefully with her sister Daisy and her nieces by her side in Coaldale on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Norma was born in Coquitlam, British Columbia on December 10, 1923. She resided in Taber and worked for many years at Carnation and Hostess Foods as a food technician and for General Foods until her retirement. Norma devoted her life to her family. She helped raise her younger siblings and cared for her mother for many years. Norma was very involved in the lives of her nieces and nephews. She was the favorite aunt to many and a second mother to some. Norma was a fine cook and an excellent seamstress. Norma loved crafts, curling, golf and rummy. She travelled to Japan, Hong Kong and Hawaii. Most of all, Norma loved her entire family and always supported them. She was kind, generous and loyal to friends and family. Norma had a great sense of humour and everyone loved visiting her. She provided many laughs during our visits. Norma was much loved by her family and we will always miss her. Norma is survived by her siblings Katy Kano, Paul (May), Daisy (Jim) Oshiro, Sat (Shirley) and Wayne (Lorraine); sisters-in-law Ty, Yas, Anna Mae and by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Kiichi and Tsuruyo, brothers Tuck, Ken, Jack and Gen; sister Jane, sister-in-law Marge and brother-in-law Tak Kano. The Maruyama family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Coaldale Health Centre for their wonderful care of Norma over the last several years. A private service will be held as requested by Norma. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Regina Kiss
1939 – 2014
Regina Kiss, beloved wife of Rudy Kiss, passed away in Taber surrounded by her loving family at her side on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 ­ 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; . Regina will be forever missed by her loving husband, Rudy Kiss of Taber, two children Leanne (Erv) Penner of Calgary and Larry (Tracy) Kiss of Taber, five grandchildren Josh and Hannah Penner, Logan, Ty and Ryler Kiss. She is also survived by her sisters Ursula (Ludwig) Zogler of Edmonton, Christine Mitchell-Golda of Peace River, Liz Borau of Lethbridge and sister-in-law Rita McKeown of Lethbridge. Regina will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Wanda and Frank Golda. Regina was born in Stendal, Germany in 1939, and moved to Kipp, Alberta, in 1953 with her family. In 1954 the family moved to Taber. Regina married Rudy Kiss on November 12, 1959, and they resided on the family farm, until 2006 when they moved into Taber. Regina was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Nothing was more important to her than her family. She had an amazing talent for cooking, baking, sewing and for making her home a welcoming place for family and friends. Mom loved to cook for her family and made the best homemade bread and gave much of it away to friends and family. Her kind and generous nature was abundant. She loved shopping and making regular trips ³down south² to find various treasures or deals that she wasn¹t able to find here at home. Mom treasured her grandchildren and spent countless hours with them. She was their most avid fan and supporter, as she watched them play hockey, baseball, swim and do other activities. Being a grandma gave mom the most joy, and the loving memories she has created for her family will be forever in our hearts and minds. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Ruby Danforth
1923 – 2014
Ruby Mae Danforth, beloved wife of the late Henry Danforth, passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Mokwadi Paymann T’dere Basele, officiating. Private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; . Ruby is survived by her children Gwen (Leonard) Relling of Edmonton, Wayne (Linda) Danforth of Kelowna, Ellen (Dan) Mackie of Calgary and Lynn (Linda) Danforth of Taber and by nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Wesley Cradduck, sister Bernice Abell, brother-in-law Walter Abell and sister-in-law Mildred Cradduck. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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