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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 15, 2014.

ALDO BIANCHINI
1934 ~ 2014
Mr. Aldo Bianchini, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Irene Bianchini, passed away following a brief illness on October 10, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Aldo was born on March 12, 1934 at St. Michael¹s Hospital in Lethbridge to Valentino and Elvira Bianchini. He attended school at St. Aloysius and McNally School. He spent most of his teaching career as principal of Dorothy Dalgiesh School. In his spare time, you could find him cooking, gardening, bird watching, and watching sports; especially basketball. He received a Distinguished Lion Award for long time service. He spent time on several executive boards, including The Chinook Regional Health Board. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his three daughters: Lynn (Allen) Wocknitz, Lori (Adrian) Van Os, Jeanne Bianchini; his son John (Heather) Bianchini; grandchildren: Jesse Wocknitz, Elise Wocknitz, Tyler Van Os, Brett Van Os, Jason Bianchini, Ryan Bianchini and Amy Bianchini; sisters-in-law: Claire Lafontaine, Linda Bianchini, Jeanne Briere, Helene Briere; brother-in-law Maurice Briere, and other dear relatives. Aldo was predeceased by his wife Irene Bianchini, his parents Valentino and Elvira, brothers Armido Bianchini and Gino Bianchini, and infant sister Ida Bianchini. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 410-6 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 17, 2014 at ST. BASIL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 410 Stafford Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9, or the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter, #402 740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

CAROL SEAMAN
1957 – 2014
It is with great sorrow that we announce MRS. CAROL SEAMAN, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in her home in Lethbridge, AB due to pneumonia. She is survived by her parents Rex and Audrey, daughter Kyla (Greg), son Matt; her grandchildren: Brooklyn, Nolan, River, Ryder, Lachlan and Lincoln as well as former husband Kyle and best friend Sharyn; and her favourite bird Brodie. Carol was born on April 9, 1957 in Halifax, NS. Carol travelled Canada and overseas with her two children in tow. The exciting result of a military marriage. Carol and family eventually settled in Lethbridge which is where she has called home for the last 20 years. Carol loved to laugh and make others feel welcome. Carol was very proud of her children and grandchildren whom she would often spend time with. Carol embraced life and all the people in it. She loved and was loved. She devoted her time to the Kidney Foundation and was an avid supporter of organ donation. How do you sum up a person¹s life in a paragraph? We don¹t; what we do is remember the moments that made up her life. The moments that made and will continue to make our lives more joyful and full. Loving laughter, smiles, warmth, giving. Words to describe a woman who was and now truly is an angel. She will be missed but more importantly she will be remembered in our hearts and minds. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Donations in Carol¹s name can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #408, 740-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

CLUFF
CLARENCE REGINALD CLUFF, of Coaldale, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the age of 99 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

Healy
Edward Patrick Healy (Tiny Man) of the blood reserve passed away on October 4 2014 at the age of 58. A Family Service will be held at 5:00 P.M., on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the EDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME 2424-5th Ave Fort Macleod, AB, followed by a Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. at OLD AGENCY HALL, Stand Off, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the ST. MARY¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Stand Off AB, with Father Pawel Andrasz, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Healy Family Plots.

HELEN BLAIR
1926 ~ 2014
On October 10, 2014, Helen Blair was called home to the waiting arms of our Lord and Savior after a short battle with cancer. She was 88 years of age. She was born in Osler, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1926 to Henry and Maria Martens, third of twelve children. She moved with the family to a homestead in Whitebeech, SK, where she entered her teenage years. She was hired out neighbors to as a babysitter and housekeeper to help with the family finances. She also tried to start her education there, but the times and the winter weather were harsh and the one room school was a mile away, so an education was not easy to attain. In 1945 she moved to Southern Alberta with the family, and started a career as a Nursing Aide. In 1967, she earned her certificate and particularly enjoyed working in pediatrics, as she liked children. On February 15, 1948, she married Duncan Blair, a station agent for the CPR. This job took them to several towns throughout Alberta. While in East Edmonton, Helen trained as a beautician and was a co-owner of a hair dressing shop. After several moves, they ended up in Fort McLeod and took root on an acreage in Orton. This was home for many happy years. She was proud of the fact that she trained for and got her Class 1 drivers license, although she may have never used it. In 1974, she got a certificate for woodworking from the Continuing Education at the Lethbridge College. This knowledge gave her the skill to build new kitchen cabinets for her house, as well as many other small cabinets she desired. Her handiwork in sewing, crocheting, Petite-Point and other crafts won her many achievement ribbons at trade and craft shows. She was a determined person and usually finished what she started. Helen was predeceased by her parents Henry & Maria Martens, her husband Duncan, infant brother Joh; sister Tena Schulz and brothers Ben, Jake and Henry, as well as several nieces and nephews. She leaves to mourn her passing: sisters Mary (Pete) Lowen, Sarah Gaskel, Susan Kimura; brothers George (Ilene), Dave (Ruth) and Bill (Karen) and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

HELEN CECILIA THIESSEN
Mrs. Helen Thiessen of Lethbridge Alberta, beloved wife of the late John Thiessen passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 84 years. Helen was born on November 12, 1929 in Coleman Alberta. Helen is survived by her daughter Marlene (Warren) Fox of Coquitlam and their sons, Robert Fox of Coquitlam and Peter Fox (Krystina) of Pitt Meadows, BC. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Abe (Tena) Thiessen of Coaldale, Henry (Margon) of Edmonton, Arnold (Peggy) Thiessen also of Edmonton, and sister-in-law Heidi (Robert) Dawson of Calgary and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Beside her loving husband John, Helen was predeceased by her parents, her in-laws, brother, sister, 2 sister-in-laws and 1 brother-in-law. At Helen¹s request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Arthritis society.

HERMAN KASTNER
1945 ~ 2014
Mr. Herman Kastner of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Marlene Kastner, passed away on October 13, 2014 at the age of 69 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

HUESKEN
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of ROBERT “BOB” HUESKEN, who passed away at the Edmonton General Hospital on Friday, October 10, 2014 at the age of 62 years, after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 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

JOSEPH MEHALKO
1928 ~ 2014
Joseph (Joe) Mehalko of Lethbridge, formerly of Turin, AB passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 in the Chinook Regional Hospital. Husband to Maxine and father to three daughters, Cindy Rasmussen, Colleen (Mike), Ciarla and Jo Anne Henderson. Joe was grandfather to Glen (Sarah) Rasmussen, Ashley Rasmussen, Mitchell (Lani) Carpenter, Caylee (Obed) Maurice and Lucas Stauffer. He was also a great grandfather to Khloe and Jack Rasmussen and Cruise Carpenter. Joe is survived by his brother John (Helen) Mehalko.
Joe was born in Retlaw, AB, the youngest son of the late George Sr. and Julia Mehalko on February 14, 1928, and resided in the Sundial area. He attended schools in Sundial, Lethbridge and Turin. In 1952, Joe married Maxine Dunn and began a life of farming, remaining in the community until 2012. Joe loved his motorcycle and new vehicles. He played baseball with the Sundial team, curled and enjoyed boating, fishing, golf and hunting. Joe was predeceased by his oldest brother George (Pat) Mehalko, sister Margaret (Ralph) Bilton and niece Sherry Bilton. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., with Pastor Jeffery Frostad, officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Alberta Children¹s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8 or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960-19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

KNOCH
HENRY KNOCH, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the age of 96 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

MAE POPMA
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mae Popma of Lethbridge, passed away on October 10, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MARJORIE MILLER
1923 ~ 2014
It is with deep sadness to announce that Mrs. Marjorie Miller of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Frank Miller, passed away on October 8, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Marjorie was born to Hoarse & Ethel Gentleman on February 14, 1923 in Pathlow, Saskatchewan. She later moved to Lethbridge and married Frank Edwin Miller on March 30, 1946. Her greatest joy in life was raising her five children. Along with caring for her family, she enjoyed quilting, knitting, bowling, and she loved her cats. Marjorie is survived by her three sons Edwin, Larry & Don; daughter Shirley; three grandchildren Kelly, Randi, and Kadi. She was predeceased by her husband Frank and daughter Susan. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MULHOLLAND
MARJORIE ELAINE LITCHFIELD, beloved wife of the late Melvin Mulholland, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Claresholm, Alberta in her 95th year. She is survived by daughter Kathy (Dr. Ralph Oler), sons Brian (LeeAnn), David (Elaine) and daughter-in-law Betty-Jean. Grandchildren: Robert, Karen, Kandi, Kristen, Jamie, Michael, Ryan, Siobhan, Kellee, Erin, Dave, Ramona, Jordan, Janna, Laurel, Cindy, Sylvia, Barbara; 62 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren (with 2 more on the way). A sister Lorraine Raisor and brother-in-law Clarence Hunter survive her. She was predeceased by her husband Melvin, son Larry, and her parents Floyd and Ethel Litchfield. Marjorie was born in Raymond, Alberta January 18, 1920. After High School, she attended Business college in Calgary and married Melvin Mulholland from Claresholm June 5, 1940 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They farmed east of Claresholm, living most of their married life on the “Starline”. Marjorie worked hard on the farm; driving the combine for harvest was one of her favourite things to do. After retiring to Claresholm, she kept busy volunteering at the Museum, Hospital Auxiliary and spending countless hours helping others, especially the love of her life ­ her grandchildren. Marjorie was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving unselfishly wherever she could. Melvin passed away in April 2002, and later she moved to the Porcupine Hills Lodge where she made many friends and loved her association there. In 2009 she moved to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre, where kindness and gentle care was extended to her. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CLARESHOLM CHAPEL, 4924-3 Street East, with Bishop Joe Toone officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

PORTEOUS, JOHN (LARRY)
John (Larry) Porteous died peacefully at Penticton Regional Hospital on Friday, October 10, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Carmen, son Ian (Alana) and daughter Lynn (Peter). He is also survived by his grandchildren Genoa and Oliver and his step grandchildren Thea and Eleni. Larry was born in Fort McLeod in 1943, he moved to Lethbridge as a young adult to make his career in the irrigation business; owning both Westcan and Porteous Irrigation. He retired to Naramata in 1990 where he became a glass artisan creating beautiful fused glass dishes which he loved selling at the Penticton Farmer¹s market. A funeral mass will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church; 361 West Wade Ave in Penticton on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 am followed by interment at the Naramata Cemetery and a reception at the OAP Naramata. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rob McIntosh, Dr. Dave Cleveland and Dr. Sarah Broder for the excellent care provided during his lengthy illness. If you wish to make a donation, contributions can be made to the Naramata Fire Department (Site 3, Comp. 7, RR #1, Naramata, BC V0H 1N0) as thanks to the first responders who assisted Larry on several occasions or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services.

ROWE
ROBERT JAMES ROWE passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

STOCKER
FREDRICK PETER STOCKER passed away with his family at his side on October 10, 2014 at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 21 East 1 Ave S Magrath AB., beside the High School. There will be a meet the family at 12 o’clock at the church. In lieu of flowers, as a gift to his daughter, donations to the MS Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
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

TERASHIMA
YASUKO TERASHIMA, beloved wife of Akira Terashima, passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 at home in Lethbridge at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Akira “Fred” Terashima, and son Thomas Masaaki Terashima and daughter Irene Aya Terashima. Koden is graciously declined. Funeral arrangements to be announced when finalized.

THOMPSON
DONNA THOMSON THOMPSON, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, October 11th, 2014, at the age of 59 years, beloved wife of Alan Thompson of Magrath. Friends may meet the family at the Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, AB. on Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center, Magrath, AB on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Larry Schneyder officiating. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Alberta. E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net.

WILLIAMS
DONALDA WILLIAMS passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Malwina Kurek
1924 – 2014
Malwina Kurek, beloved wife of the late Jan Kurek, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, October 14, 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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