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Wednesday, October 8, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 8, 2014.

ANN SLEMKO
1922 ~ 2014
Mrs. Ann Slemko of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Slemko, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Ann was born on October 22, 1922 alongside her twin brother, Larry. She was the youngest of seven children and grew up in Mundare, AB. She married John Slemko in July 1939, and together they moved to a farm in Coaldale, which the family still resides on.
Ann is survived by her daughter Sharon (Fred) Bobinec; sons David Slemko & Gerry Slemko; grandchildren Dale & Raylene as well as her great-grandchildren Casey & Cameron. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1993 and her son Brian Slemko in 2006.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 Ave., Coaldale, AB. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 Ave., Coaldale, AB, with Father Newton Rodrigues, celebrating.

CHRISTIANSON
CLARA ³PEARLE² CHRISTIANSON, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, den mother and friend passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on October 3, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Pearle¹s Life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. A Private Interment will be held 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

ITAYA
SUMIYE SUMI ITAYA, beloved wife of Koji Roy Itaya, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Lethbridge at the age of 83 years.
She is survived by her 3 sons: Jim, Larry, and Glen. A private family service will be held at a later date. At the family¹s request, no koden or flowers.

MAWANI
SAMUEL MAWANI, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at the ISMAILI HEADQUARTERS JAMATKHANA – 4623 11th Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be held following the Funeral Service at the Rocky View Garden of Peace.

McQUEEN
Carol McQueen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ron, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St Michael¹s Health Centre, at the age of 66 years. Carol¹s family will be planning a memorial service for a later date.

NELSON
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, ROY BALLARD NELSON passed away at St. Michael¹s Health Centre at the age of 81 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Roy will be forever remembered by his children Paul (Gwen), Linda (Don), Rick (Karen), Debra (Bob), and Shawn (Deana), 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
He was predeceased by his wife and best friend Claire, his son David and granddaughter Kristina. Roy was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta on April 8, 1933. He attended school in Fort Macleod, Glenwood and Pincher Creek. In 1950, Roy joined the Royal Canadian Army, Special Forces for Korea and served 3 years. Roy moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1954 and this is where he met, fell in love with and then married Claire Adams. Roy and Claire together with their five children made their home in Fort Macleod in 1968. After this, they lived in many different areas across Canada and the US. In 1982, Roy and Claire returned to Fort Macleod where they raised their sixth and youngest child Shawn. While in Fort Macleod, Roy enjoyed working for Crestbrook Forest Industries. Once he retired he did various jobs and enjoyed both playing and watching golf as well as traveling with Claire. Roy was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. In 1996, Roy and Claire moved to Lethbridge to be closer to health providers for Claire. Roy was a diligent caregiver and devoted husband until Claire¹s passing in 2009. After this, Roy moved to Garden View Lodge where he met and enjoyed the company of many of the residents and staff. He loved watching golf, reading western novels and spending time with his family. Heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of the many friends and family who visited Roy over the years. The family would also like to extend a very special thank you to all of the wonderful caregivers at the Chinook Regional Hospital, St .Michael¹s Health Centre and the Palliative Care Team. A very special thank you to Dr. Smuts who is an incredibly caring, professional person. Roy and his family greatly appreciated all of her help and kindness. A small private Memorial for family and close friends to be held in Lethbridge.
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

REIMER
RENA REIMER, beloved wife of Gus Reimer passed away at the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 75 years. A Memorial Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Richard Campbell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100-119-14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

Robert (Bob) Joseph Roth
February 6, 1936 – October 1, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert [Bob] Roth on October 1, 2014 at the Pincher Creek Hospital after a brief illness with Mesothelioma. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at ST. MICHAEL¹S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 958 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M on Friday, October 10, 2014 at ST. MICHAEL¹S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Silvano Vargas, Celebrant. Memorial donations may be made to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation (Hospital ER Renovation Upgrades), P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

SHEER
GREGORY PHILIP SHEER passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 in Raymond, Alberta at the age of 62. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

Helen Carlson
1924 – 2014
Helen Florence Carlson, beloved wife of Harry Carlson, passed away in Taber on Monday, October 6, 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.

Dan Jones
1924 – 2014

DAD
You held my hand when I was small.
You caught me when I fell.
The hero of my childhood and of latter years as well.
Every time I think of you my heart just fills with pride
And though I¹ll always miss you, Dad, I know you¹re by my side
In laughter and in sorrow,
In sunshine and in rain,
I know you¹re watching over me.
Until we meet again.

On the morning of Thursday, October 2, 2014 Daniel Max Jones of Vauxhall, peacefully passed away with his children by his side at the age of 90 years in Taber. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue, North, Vauxhall on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa celebrant. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Dan was especially grateful for the gift of life. He is proudly survived by his children, daughter Debbie (Darcy) Virostek of Enchant and their children Mitchell (Camee) Virostek and Kelsey (Mitcheal) Honess; daughter Joanne McDonald (Terry Hanton) of Lethbridge and her children Tyler McDonald and Jason McDonald; son Mark Jones (Jeanette Berger) of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Dan is also blessed with six very special great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Antonia Jones, infant daughter Patti Marie Jones, parents Arthur and Emma Jones, brother Burdett Jones and sister-in-law Nellie Jones, sister Erlene Larson and brother-in-law Art Larson and many other dear and loving relatives and friends.
Dan was the third child of Arthur and Emma Jones, born March 26, 1924 in Malad City, Idaho. Dan spent the earliest years of his childhood with family in Bengough, Saskatchewan and returned to Malad City prior to grade one. He completed his schooling in Idaho, receiving awards in Math and Science. He was valedictorian upon his graduation. Dan enlisted in the US Navy where he spent three and a half years. After the war and service to his country, Dan enrolled at Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon, graduating with a B.S. Physics. Following this he returned to Canada on a vacation to his family¹s home in Hays and never left. He met Antonia (Toni) Pakarno in Hays and they married on February 11, 1956. In 1963 Dan and Toni moved to Vauxhall and resided there where he has resided until the time of his passing. Dan and Toni were owners of several long standing businesses. Dan was active in the community which included serving on town council, boy scout leader and baseball coach. He enjoyed driving bus for the many high school sports teams, as well, in later years watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren¹s sporting events. He retired at the age of eighty developing many close friendships along the way. Dan was also part of Hamm radio club with members from across the world.
He lived a modest life but loved lavishly. Always appreciating the little things. Dan did many amazing things for his family, friends and country. God bless. Real love. Dan was a lifelong learner and his wish was to bequeath his body for the purpose of medical education and research to the University of Calgary, a selfless contribution to the advancement of medicine. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dan¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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