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Saturday, September 27, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 29, 2014.

ERLANDSON, MILDRED JEAN
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mildred Jean Erlandson on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the age of 94 years. She was the loving wife and best friend of Ken Erlandson for 64 years. She was born September 15th, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Briercrest, Saskatchewan at a very young age. She was raised on the family farm there, and moved to Regina to attend Business College and then worked for Bird Construction as a bookkeeper. She met Ken in Regina and they were married May 23rd, 1949. They lived in Regina and started their family of 3 children. The family moved to Pincher Creek in Nov 1960 where Ken & Millie owned and operated the Foothills Motel until 1969. Over the years, Millie worked as a bookkeeper for Foothills Auto, Thornton¹s Furniture, and Higa¹s Pharmacy until her retirement in 1985. She then enjoyed many years of camping, golfing, and traveling with Ken.
Millie was predeceased by her husband, Ken, in July 2013, her brother George, her parents Annabelle & Adam Calder. She will be greatly missed by her sons, Gordon (Marlyn) and Bob (Virginia), and her daughter Eileen (Joe); her grandchildren Kelcey, Glenna, Jill (Wilson), David, Adam & Karli, and special niece, Joan, as well as many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law in the Erlandson family. Please join us to celebrate Millie¹s life with a Graveside Service on Saturday, October 4th at 11:30 a.m. at the FAIRVIEW CEMETERY – Pincher Creek, followed by a lunch reception at Vista Village Community Room. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vista Village, Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL STAFF OF VISTA VILLAGE for their kind and loving care for Millie the last 4 years, and to Dr. T. Gelber and the Pincher Creek Hospital staff.

HIRONAKA
Alberta has lost a native son. Robert Hironaka died peacefully on September 22, 2014.
“You get out of life what you put into it. If you don¹t put into it you don¹t get much out of it” Robert Hironaka – Alberta Order of Excellence 2012. If you were to ask the many that Robert came in contact with throughout his life, they would say that he lived life to the fullest – a lifetime dedicated to excellence and service. Robert was born on January 18, 1928 in Raymond, Alberta to Yoichi “Harry” and Tsuki (Kanehiro) Hironaka. His sister Fusae and brother, Akira (Yasuko, deceased), predeceased Robert. He is survived by his brothers Tucker (Sachi), James (Aya, deceased), Marshall (Sally) and Arthur (Pat) as well as by his two sisters Florence Senda (Yosh, deceased) and Misae Masuda (Aki). A private service will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470-40 St South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Colleagues, friends and family are cordially invited to reminisce about Robert at his favourite place, the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, following the burial service. In honour of Dr. Hironaka, the Gardens will be closed during the funeral ceremony, and will reopen its doors at no charge to all for the remainder of the day. The Hironaka family warmly welcomes you to enjoy the beautiful gardens with them in the afternoon. Rain or shine, bring an umbrella, as Bob would suggest. Robert, Bob, Jisan ­ We will miss your caring ways and your smile. In lieu of Koden and flowers donations may be made to the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, PO Box 751 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6.

Houghton, Rodney
Member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, Local 496, Calgary, passed away September 21, 2014. The Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy to the family.

INFANT BROOKE HOPE DEHEER
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..” Jeremiah 1:5
On September 22, 2014, with the strength of faith and comfort of God’s love, our little angel was called to the Lord.
She will be missed by her parents Garth and Danielle DeHeer, her sister Ella DeHeer, Grandparents Jack and Laura DeHeer, Jim and Nellie Chymboryk, Aunt Tara DeHeer, Uncle Justin Chymboryk, Great Grandparents Gerry and Coby DeHeer and Ed Chymboryk, and many great aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family graveside service will be held. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

KNOX
ANNA KNOX, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 92 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

LAVERS, Claire
2013 ­ 2014
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beautiful, strong baby, Claire Pyper Lavers at the Stollery Children¹s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 10 months. Claire will be lovingly remembered by her adoring parents; mother, Kara, father, Chris, her twin sister, Shae, grandparents, Martin and Ina Lavers, grandparents, Dan and Holly Schleppe, grandpa, Vince Cox, uncle and aunty and cousin, Tracy, Clayton and Callie Hughes, uncle Curt Cox, great grandparents, Walter and Mildred Biggin, great grandma, Edith Heslop and great grandmas, Dianne David. ³FOREVER LOVED, NEVER FORGOTTEN²
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 ­ 48A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. with The Reverend Father Jozef Wroblewski celebrant. Interment will follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Claire¹s honor may be made directly to the Stollery Foundation, c/o The Cardiac Unit at http://www.stollerykids.com. Condolences may be sent or viewed at http://www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 ­ 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

PATERSON
Madeline Barbara Paterson (nee: Rennie) passed away in Saskatoon on September 24, 2014, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of Rev. David Paterson of Saskatoon, SK. formerly of Medicine Hat. She also leaves to cherish her memory three children, Janice (Richard) Rodda of Saskatoon, Neil (Lori) Paterson of Sydney, Nova Scotia and Sharon (Dale) Vare of Cardston, Alberta; son-in-law Sheldon Moncks; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Mark, Jordan, Logan, Erin and Chris; three brothers, Gerald (Joyce) of Acton, ON, Robert (June) of Galt, Cambridge, ON and Frederick (Johneen) of Cornwall, ON; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Young and Joan Paterson of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lillian and James Rennie, one brother Donald Rennie and one sister Dorothy Rennie. The memorial service will be held at St. John¹s Presbyterian Church (504 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat) on October 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Nancy Cocks officiating. A private family interment will take place at St. Andrew¹s Presbyterian Church, Lethbridge, AB. Madeline contributed abundantly to her husband¹s ministry using her many talents, charm and innovation to support the Christian mission in Lousana/Trenville, Lloydminster, and Medicine Hat, AB. No flowers, please. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the PWS& D Fund of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, 50 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 1J7 – http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/ donate/; or to the Sherbrooke Foundation, Sherbrooke Community Center, 401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, SK. S7H 2E7 – http://www.sherbrookecommunitycentre. ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Madeline Paterson, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome .com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

RONALD BATSFORD
1933 ~ 2014
Mr. Ronald Batsford of Lethbridge, passed away on September 25, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

ROSE-ELLA ANN WHITEFORD
1955 ~ 2014
Rose-Ella Ann Whiteford born in Brooks, Alberta, beloved mother of Carey Wiebe, Sheldon Watson, Matthew Whiteford, Andrew Whiteford and Alisha Whiteford, as well as her two grandchildren Mekhail Whiteford and Shayla Whiteford and close friend Brian Davis, passed away suddenly and peacefully in her home on Monday September 22, 2014 at the age of 59 years old. She was survived by her family mentioned above as well as her three brothers Willie Dyck, Alvin Dyck and John Dyck as well as her two sisters Betty Fehr and Nell Spurgeon. Relatives, friends and anyone who knew how great of a woman she was are invited to attend and share in the celebrations of Rose¹s life at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at VICTORY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH on Highway 3 on the way to Coaldale, with Pastor Matt Funk leading the ceremonies. Honored to serve the family are the generous volunteers of Victory Christian Fellowship and the staff of Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel at 610 4th Street South here in Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

SHEWCHUK
GLENN DANIEL DALE SHEWCHUK passed away suddenly on September 24, 2014 in Magrath, Alberta at the young age of 43. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Deanna (Don) Smith of Okotoks and his father, Daniel (Hazel) of Cardston; sisters, Amber Johansen of Lethbridge, Carmen Geurts of Turner Valley, Leah Cahoon of Cardston; brother, Lance of Cardston; and other mother, Rhonda Murphy of Magrath. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, Alberta on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Larry Schneider officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery. Those who desire may donate,on Glenn’s behalf, to SASH in Magrath. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

Smith, Douglas
Member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, Local 496, Calgary, passed away September 20, 2014. The Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy to the family.

VOORT
SHARON ANN VOORT (nee Stotyn) cherished wife of Tony Voort of Lethbridge, Alberta joined her beloved Jesus for a walk in our Lord¹s garden on September 23, 2014. A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW¹S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 ­ 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A private interment will be held prior to the service. Donations in Sharon¹s memory can be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5. or to St. Andrew¹s Presbyterian Church, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, T1J 0W6.
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

WILLY FERBY
1927 ~ 2014
Mr. Willy Ferby of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lillian Ferby, passed away on Friday, September, 26, 2014 at the age of 87 years. At Willy¹s request, there will be no formal service. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

John Stolk
1930 – 2014
John Stolk, beloved husband of Argyl ³Archie² Stolk, passed away in Claresholm on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Mokwadi Paymann T’dere Basele officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.&lt;http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . John will be dearly missed by Archie, his wife of fifty five years and their three children Shelley Fakir (Ron Townrow) of Didsbury, Terry (Palma) Stolk of Edmonton, Frank Stolk of Edmonton and by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Bill (Darlien) Stolk and Jake (Laura) Stolk; sisters Cori (Ron) Abell, Greta (Abe) Guenther and Gloria (Jim) Arnott; sisters-in-law Leona (Harold) Pratt, Ferne (Phil) Cymbaluk, Jenny Stolk and Pat Severns; brother-in-law Lyle (Anne) Severns and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Cora Stolk; brother Harry Stolk; mother-in-law Molly Betnar and father-in-law Guy Severns; sisters-in-law Joyce (Delco) Cemulini, Ruby Hicks and brother-in-law Ross Severns. John was born in Maasdyke, Holland, the oldest of seven children. He grew up in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1948 with his family, eventually settling in the Taber area. After John and Archie were married, they lived the majority of their years in the Taber/Vauxhall area before moving to Carmangay and most recently Claresholm. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca <http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca&gt; ). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

André Guertin
1966 – 2014
André Joseph Guertin, beloved son of Tony and Elaine Guertin of Enchant, passed away in Whitecourt on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Guertin of Edmonton, and her mother Bambi, sister Denise Guertin of Carsland, brother Maurice Guertin of Enchant, niece Chantelle Dawson of Calgary and nephew James Dawson of Red Deer.
A private burial service will be held at the Enchant Cemetery. 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.

George Nakatsuru
1922 – 2014
George Hitoshi Nakatsuru, beloved husband of the late Mie Nakatsuru, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. 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; . George is survived by his son Shaun Nakatsuru (Emmy Rhodes) of Toronto and daughter-in-law Sue Nakatsuru of Lethbridge; grandchildren Victor, Harrison, Miya, Michael and Kate; brother Roy (Minnie) Nakatsuru as well as seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Mie Nakatsuru and son Ken Nakatsuru. George was born on the West Coast, but settled in the Bow Island area with his family where he was a successful farmer. He will be dearly missed. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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