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Friday, October 3, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 3, 2014.

BURRIS
ERNEST EDWARD BURRIS, beloved husband of the late Helen Marie Burris of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Ernie is lovingly remembered by his children Karen Carleton, Richard (Vi) Burris, Alvin (Shirley) Burris, Jim (Carol) Burris all of Lethbridge, AB., Glen (Tess) Burris of Sturgeon County, AB. and Alanna (Don) Parsons of Stettler, AB., 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. His memory is also cherished by his brother Roy (Nora) Burris and his brother-in-law Robert (Maureen) Anderson. Along with his loving wife Helen in 1987, Ernie was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Mabel Burris and his siblings Marvin, Ruth, Nina and Bill. Ernie was born on December 12, 1925 in Wetaskiwin, AB. He met Helen (nee Anderson) while working as a guard at the POW Camp and they were married on August 30, 1946 in Lethbridge. While raising their 6 children, Ernie worked for the CPR as a conductor for 38 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family camping, waterskiing, boating and listening to country music. Ernie traveled with his motorhome through every Province in Canada, every state in the U.S. and also visited Hawaii. He was a real jokester, making us laugh until it was time to play a game then he was Mr. Competitive and “game face on”. He loved the saying “If I knew now much fun it was to have grandchildren I would have had them first.” Ernie will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating. Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery. In memory of Ernie, donations may be made to the Parkinson¹s Society, 1254-3rd Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0J9, 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

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.

GEPNERIS
ALEX GEPNERIS of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 55 years. He is the loving son of Helen Gepneris, brother to Allan (Judy) Gepneris, uncle to Stacy Gepneris (Eric Outrame) and Christopher Gepneris. He is predeceased by his father Alex Gepneris. Alex was born and educated in Lethbridge, attending the U of L as an accountant. He has been working as the senior vice president and controller of Tollestrup Inc. (Group) for the past 30 years. Alex loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and black Cadillac SUV’s. A Private Family Service will be Celebrated at Cornerstone Funeral Home 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

GLOVER
1928-2014
Our mother, MURIEL (MOE) ROSALIE GLOVER passed away on as fine an autumn day as one could expect in Southern Alberta. Muriel died on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at the age of 86 in beautiful surroundings with her loved ones at her side. Muriel leaves to mourn her son Tom Glover (Andrea); daughters Jayne Ference and Barb (Francis) Konrad and her beloved grandchildren ­ Walker, Kylen, Katie and Elizabeth. ŒAunty Moe¹ will be missed by those who regarded her as their second mother – Merrill Gilraine (Wayne); Brenley Ogden (Karl, Lindsey, Karmen), Paul Shmygol, Mark Shmygol (Carol, Scout & Billy); and especially her dear niece Dilene Sorochan (Don & David) as well as many other family members. She will be greatly missed by her close friends Phyllis & Bob Alexander, Bev & Bill Robertson, who supported her daily over many years. Also mourning her passing are many other long-time friends. Muriel was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1928 to Mary Eliza (Montgomery) and Roslyn Young. She resided in Yorkton for 10 years and then moved with her family to Carmen, Manitoba where she later met her husband Charlie (who predeceased her in 2012). She was also predeceased by her two brothers and one sister. Our mother had an incredible zest for life ­ she was interested in everything and everyone. Moe was loving, funny, feisty, and most of all, a generous person who did things for people for the simple joy of giving and never expected anything in return. The world has lost a special person – our mother will be missed very much but she knew this time comes to us all and we must go on as she would have wished (or in her case, Œdemanded¹) us to do so. The family would like to thank all those who in turn, extended a hand to mom over the course of her life and especially during these last weeks. Thank you to friends, family and neighbours for your support and to the compassionate medical staff for their excellent care of our mother at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michaels Health Centre Palliative Care. Muriel will be laid to rest in Roland, Manitoba alongside her husband.
Tributes & Memories will be shared at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with a light lunch to follow. ³The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be lost.²
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

Isaiah 40: 11b
“He shall gather the lambs with his arms, and carry them in His bosom”
Johanna Maria “Annemieke” Weststrate
1959 ~ 2014
With deepest sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt, Annemieke Weststrate from Fort Macleod, after a serious disease, on September 28, 2014, in the age of 55 years. Annemieke was born in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands on January 20, 1959. She moved to Alberta in 2008, together with her family, where she lived until her passing. Annemieke leaves behind her beloved husband Jan Weststrate, her dear children Hilde (Martijn) Burggraaf, Rien (Geraldine) Weststrate, Pieter, Robert and Kees; and her dear grandson Jason Burggraaf. She is survived by her beloved parents, Pieter & Diny de Mooij; her sisters Elly (Peter) Hasselman, Diny (Jan) Korsuize, Esther (Wouter) de Pater; her brothers Bert (Sjanie) de Mooij, Wim (Nelleke) de Mooij; her parents in-law- Marinus & Hendrika Weststrate; her sisters-in-law Eline (Ben) Dubbeldam, Karin Weststrate, Ans (Jan) Tijhof; her brothers-in-law Rien (Betsy) Weststrate, Ad (Arja) Weststrate, Chris (Hennie) Weststrate, Henk (Anjo) Weststrate, Chris (Petra) Œt Gilde, Bert (Tineke) Weststrate; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Els Œt Gilde. Condolences will be held at 7:30pm ­ 9:00pm, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at EDENS FUNERAL HOME, 2424 5 Ave, Fort Macleod. The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, October 3, 2014, at THE NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 2608 ­ 7 Ave, in Fort Macleod. Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery of Fort Macleod.

JOHN GILLAM
1950 ~ 2014
John Gillam of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Pat and dear father of Sean and Brad (Melissa), passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 28, 2014 surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital. John was 64 years old. John Edward Gillam was born May 9, 1950 in Sherbrooke Quebec to Leonard and Vera Gillam. John grew up in the Eastern Townships where he finished school and later went on to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He transferred to Alberta in 1970. That’s where he met Pat Hughes, the love of his life. They were married in September, 1973 and over the next 41 years; they built a wonderful life together filled with love, family and fun. Their two sons, Sean 1976 and Brad 1978 were born and new adventures were shared over the years including BMX, camping, hockey, football and John’s involvement supporting various teams, projects and managing positions always showing his devotion for his sons. John was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club where he enjoyed golf and social time with “the guys”. Grandchildren Shane, Blake, Maddie and Lizzie added to John’s joy and he loved his time with the little ones. Smiles and laughter filled the Gillam home. John had a great love of family and attended many get togethers, birthdays and reunions. In recent years, John and Pat spent their winters in Texas enjoying warmer weather and extending the golf season and spending time with many friends. John is survived by his wife, Pat and sons, Sean and Brad (Melissa); grandchildren, two sisters, Marilyn and Cindy and brother, David. He will fondly be remembered by nieces and nephews and friends. The family would like to express our gratitude and thanks for all the support shown from his friends and the community in our time of mourning. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
A Celebration of John¹s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

KANA
NORMAN KANA, beloved husband of Isabella Kana of Coaldale, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at the age of 82 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

OBORN
ADA OBORN of Milk River, AB., passed away peacefully at The Good Samaritan Society, Linden View in Taber, AB., on September 30th, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Ada is lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law Sylvia, grandchildren Tim (Rhonda) Oborn and Heidi (Seth) Solez, great- grandchildren Connor and Sierra Oborn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband George, her beloved son Bill, her one sister Gladys “Tiny” Polinkus, and her four brothers Gordon, Peter, Douglas and William “Wid” Jodrey. Ada was born February 13th, 1921 in Knappen, AB., to Clarence and Martha Jodrey. In 1939, Ada married George William Oborn of Milk River and together they raised their only son, George (Bill) Oborn. Over the years, Ada was active in the community and enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, cooking, bowling and bingo. Mostly, she loved spending time with her friends and family. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL¹S UNITED CHURCH, 201-2nd Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB., on Saturday, October 4th at 11:00 A.M. A Burial will follow at the Milk River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer¹s Society, #402, 740-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9.
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

Mickey Asplund
1962 – 2014
McDonald Reed Asplund, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the age of 52 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 6, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5314 – 54 Street, Taber on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Scott Olsen conducting. 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; . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 

Blaine Burbank
1944 – 2014
Blaine Hall Burbank, beloved husband of Judy Burbank of Vauxhall, passed away peacefully in Taber on Monday, September 22, 2014 after a two year battle with cancer at the age of 70 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 5, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, October 6, 2014 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Poul Blindback conducting. 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; . Blaine is survived by his loving wife of forty six years, Judy; children Devonee (Dean) Sininger of Sylvan Lake, Dustin (Shawna) Burbank of Edmonton, Pamela (Dale) Kostyniuk of Sylvan Lake, Shari Delorme (Kurt Hannah) of Sylvan Lake, Rebecca Burbank (Marley Vewchar) of Okotoks and Mark (Andrea) Burbank of Edson, nineteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters LaRue Harris, Barbara Kenney and Pauline (Dan) Laurie, brother Bernard (Carol) Burbank. He was predeceased by his father and mother Joseph Frank and Anna Dean (nee Hall) Burbank; brothers Darrell Burbank and Larry Burbank; sister Geneil Eldridge; in-laws Marcella Burbank, Don Eldridge, Perry Kenney and Howard Harris. Blaine taught school in Vauxhall for thirty years at the Vauxhall Junior/Senior High School, fourteen years as Principal. Following his retirement from teaching, he worked as a tire technician at South Country Co-op. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Paris, France Mission. Blaine also served in many positions in the church including Bishop of the Vauxhall Ward and as a counselor in the Taber Stake Presidency. He had a quick wit and great sense of humour and he loved people and his family. Blaine will be dearly missed. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a cause very dear to Blaine¹s heart, The Jets Stadium Society, Box 516, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 or to the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, Box 618, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0, to help a young man fulfill his dreams. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors for their loving and compassionate care for Blaine during these past two years. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Dan Jones
1924 – 2014
Daniel Max Jones, beloved husband of the late Antonia Jones, passed away in Taber on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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