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Friday, November 7, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 7, 2014.

BLOUDOFF
NICK BLOUDOFF, beloved husband of Tena Bloudoff, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at the age of 81 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST – 716 23 Street North, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Harold Cooper & Pastor Jim Chapman officiating. Interment will be held at the Coaldale Cemetery. In memory of Nick, memorial tributes may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 2S1.

CONNIE WEBB
SEPTEMBER 8, 1951 ~ SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

GARY WEBB
JANUARY 4, 1947 ~ NOVEMBER 2, 2014

To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die

It is with deep sadness that the family of Gary & Connie Webb, announce their passing about a month apart from each other.
Left to mourn their passings are Connie¹s daughters Coralee Greenaway, Candi (Brad) Baumann, her treasured grandchildren Julian Dann, Neysa & Hailey Greenaway, Christina, Charlotte, Cheyenne & Chelsey Baumann; Gary¹s son Larry Flug; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A private family service will be held to lay Gary to rest with his beloved wife Connie in the Mountain View Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

DARREN ENGSTROM
1968 ~ 2014
Mr. Darren Engstrom passed away in the Surrey Memorial Hospital on October 27, 2014 at the age of 45 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

DEBRA WESLEY
1955 ~ 2014
Mrs. Debra Wesley of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Ray Wesley, passed away on November 4, 2014 at the age of 59 years. Debbie will be sadly missed after a short battle with ALS. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed her yard and maintained it meticulously. Debbie was a generous, gracious, encouraging person, and opinionated. Relationships were important to her and she loved family & friends, especially her grandchildren. Debbie and her husband, Ray, enjoyed traveling. They especially loved traveling to Mexico, enjoying their adventures together. You always know it was summer the day Debbie put on her infamous tie-dye dress. She will be sorely missed by family, friends and everybody that knew her. Besides her loving husband Ray, Debra is survived by her parents Rose & Clayton Dalwood; children Scott (Shannon Craven), Jodie Craven (Allan MacDairmid), Chelsea Stringam (Jeff Ainscough); step children Doreen (Martin) Vandermaaten & Kelly (Michelle) Wesley; brother Miles Dalwood; sister Cheryl Dalwood; as well as numerous grandchildren, aunts & uncles and their families. Debra was predeceased by her grandparents Anne & Ray Bernas of Westlock, Alberta, Christine & Thomas Dalwood of Eston, SK. A Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 PM on Friday, November 7, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of Life will be held following the service at the COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3M2. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to ALS Canada 3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200, Markham, Ontario L3R 4T9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

EMMA MAGNUSSON
1909-2014
105 Years Young!
MRS. EMMA MAGNUSSON of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Johnnie Magnusson, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Emma is lovingly remembered by her daughters Aldis (Al) Willis of Lethbridge and Arlene (Larry) McCook of Calgary, 5 grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. As per Emma’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date.

GERALD SHADE (Chaloo; Pokaanikapi)
Dec. 4th, 1934-Oct.29th, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of GERALD SHADE, our dear dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. He leaves to mourn his sons Bobby (Jodi) Shade and Bill (Melanie) Shade, daughters Kathy (Darcy) Dixon and Geraldine Shade, his adopted daughters Nicole Anderson, Charmaine Shade, Anita Mills, his adopted son Jamie Little Child, family friend Denise Bottle, his special daughter-in-law Arlene Ward Shade, his grandchildren David, Dieter (Rene), Dean (Loni), Katie-Lee (J.J.), Melissa (Nathan), Alysha (Joel), Irin, Lane, Zackary, Nolan, Tanner, Tristin, Kainai, Chance, Dory, Kyleigh and Justin, his very dear and loving great-grandchildren, his special friend Esther Healy, his brother Harrison (Cynthia) Shade, his sisters Flora Zaharia and Agnes (Steven) Valerio, and many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Gerald was predeceased by his loving wife Gloria (nee Mills) Shade, his precious grandson Lyle Shade and his wife Allysha, his great-granddaughters Heaven-Lee and Peta, his daughter-in-law Lori Shade, his parents Chris and Katherine (nee Scraping White) (Kanouse) Shade, his siblings Harry, Allen, Donald, Andy, Christopher Jr. “Tiny” and Stella Marie Shade, his in-laws Buster and Eva, Rose Marie, Richard, Virginia, Liza, Franco and Christopher Mills, Loretta (nee Mills) and Gordon Many Fingers, Edith (nee Mills) Little Child, Mary Rose (nee Mills) Many Fingers, brother-in-law Stanley Zaharia as well as his nephew Chris Stanley Zaharia. Gerald was born to Chris and Katherine Shade at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston, Alberta. The farming family homestead was kindled with much love, always surrounded with children and much to do. Gerald left the St. Mary¹s residential school early to assist his father and brothers with farming and ranching. For many years, Chris, contracted cattle for Herman Linder to use for many southern Alberta rodeos. Gerald would recall his famous ³boxcar-cowboy night!² where cattle were always land driven far distances for the rodeos, but this rodeo came fast so it was decided that the calves would be transported by train to Lethbridge and it would be his duty to see them arrive safely and on time. From Fort Macleod to Lethbridge Gerald rode in a boxcar. Once in Lethbridge, Gerald had quite a distance to travel with the calves to get to the Lethbridge Stampede rodeo grounds with saddle and bridle in hand. He collapsed from exhaustion, laid in a nearby rodeo stable in hay and fell asleep, using his saddle as a pillow. Upon waking, he was covered with a comforter and knew his dad had been there. One of the last cattle drives Gerald recalled was with his cousins Ervin Shade and Reid Singer traveling from the Shade Ranch with a stop over by Waterton River and then onto Fort Macleod and returning back home. Around this time, Gerald met Gloria, the love of his life. They married and had Bob, Bill, Kathy and Geraldine. To start his family foundation Gerald began to work with the ³Roads Crew², stationed from head-quarters. The crew maintained heavy equipment, roads and built dugouts for rancher¹s horses and cattle. Gerald and his co-workers recalled sleeping in their graders when the weather was bad just to get the job done, so as not to waste valuable work time. Gloria would often be seen bringing Gerald lunch wherever the road work took him. With the changing times and modernization, Gerald turned his attention to going back to school at Olds Industrial School in Olds, Alberta. He became certified in methods and techniques of farming, ranching and pivot-style irrigation systems. Gerald was one of the first in the community to purchase a pivot irrigation system and persisted with his irrigation and hay operation for over 30 years. Gerald was a hard worker, but never neglected his family duties of travelling to hockey games, rodeos, graduations, weddings, drag races and attending church. Gerald embraced all by his show of beaming support of any and all achievements of his family and friends. One could always expect a heart-felt, warm and loving hug radiating from him which made one feel so special. Furthermore, Gerald took it upon himself to care for his aging mother throughout her lifetime. Gerald knew he was rich with love of family and strong mutual friendships with everyone young and old. Gerald and Gloria completed their Cursillo together and were very proud to have been able to experience this spiritual event when it was at the height of its popularity. Gerald, the children and family grieved their great loss of Gloria in 1999. The outpouring of support, prayers and love was cherished and remembered by the family. Through his experience of bereavement, he comforted, counseled and helped reaffirm faith through prayer in other men and families who went through the same loss. In closing, we would like to acknowledge all the calls and visits to comfort our family. Gerald treasured every one he met during his journey in life. A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I., Celebrant. Interment will follow at 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

HALL
Tory James Hall was born in Raymond, AB on May 15, 1975. Tory passed away with his family by his side on November 3, 2014 at the age of 39 years.Tory is survived by his loving wife Kandus and their son Jesse; parents Laraine and Monte Hall; siblings Tammy (Brad) Colton & Chelby Glen, Trevor (Cindy) Trevor & Megan Hall, Trena (Brent) Kori Copeland & Drayden Clinton; in-laws Rick and Edyth Clark; brother-in-law George (Shelley) Cayde, Caleb & Callie Clark; sister-in-law Stephanie (Justin) Grady, Tyler & Railey Vandenhoek; special extended family Gary (Kathy) & Jeremy (Jodi) Ames. Tory was a fun loving man, who enjoyed heading west with his family and friends to go camping, fishing, hunting and a lot of Razor trail rides. Memorial donations may be made to the Peter Lougheed Vascular Unit 53, C/O Calgary Health Trust, 3500-26 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J4. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Pincher Creek Community Hall, 287 Canyon Drive, Pincher Creek, AB, with Reverend Brent Woodard, Officiating.

HAZEL PRYSIAZNY
1922 ~ 2014
Mrs. Hazel Prysiazny of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stanley Prysiazny, passed away on November 3, 2014 at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 7, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P3. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JACOB “JAKE” JANZEN
1934 ~ 2014
Mr. Jacob “Jake” Janzen, of Coaldale, beloved husband of Herta, passed away on November 5, 2014 at the age of 80 years. Married in 1959, they raised a family of four children: Robert (late) (Janet), Peter (Maxine), Linda (Dean) and Tim (Doris). After their April wedding, Jake and Herta farmed for two seasons in Skiff, AB. Delivery work for Plunkett & Savage followed, and then Jake¹s career moved into the agricultural sales field: first at General Farm Supplies (parts manager, steel building salesman) and then, in 1982, his own business, Farm Mills and Storage. The business retired with Jake in 2001. Throughout his life, Jake lived his faith in service to his community and his church. This included over 30 years on the Coaldale Hospital Board, many of those years serving as chairman. A significant achievement was the building of the new hospital in 1989. Jake¹s involvement in church included Sunday school teacher, youth leader, choir member, deacon and council member. Whether as participant or leader, Jake¹s desire was always to serve the Lord. Jake¹s legacy of love, faith and service is remembered also by his grandchildren: Adam (Kathleen), Andrew, Tessa, Kelsey, Shane (Jenna), Miranda, Amy and Elyse. He is survived by siblings Bill (Dorothy) and Peter, in-laws Erna, Ed (Mary), Jane, Marie, George (Barb), Brigitte (Wolfgang) and a large extended family. Jake was predeceased by his son, Rob, brothers Abram and Victor, sister Elizabeth, sister-in-law Verna and brother-in-law Henry. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7-8:00PM on Friday, November 7, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at COALDALE CEMETERY, Coaldale, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 17 St, Coaldale, AB with Pastor Lil Thompson, officiating.
Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for Mennonite Central Committee MCC AB, #210, 2946- 32 St NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JOHN (JACK) ALLEN
1927 ~ 2014
John (Jack) Allen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of June Allen, passed away on November 4, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Jack belonged to the Lethbridge Flying Club, and had a private pilots license. In his younger years, Jack worked in construction. He then worked as a mechanic and earned his first class mechanics license and became the shop foreman for the City of Lethbridge. Jack drove truck for many years, and also played in a band. Besides his loving wife, Jack is survived by his sons Ward Allen and Lee (Sharon) Allen; his grandchildren Cheraya, Troy (Shelby) & Dwight; brothers Bill (Elaine), Bert (Marian). Jack was predeceased by his parents Dadid & Alma Allen, and his daughter Paddy. Jack will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A private family service will be held at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LIDDELL
LEAH “GAIL” LIDDELL, beloved wife of Wayne Liddell, of Lethbridge, passed away at the South Health Campus, in Calgary, AB. on October 26th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. In memory of Gail, donations can be made to the Lethbridge PAW Society – P.O. Box 255, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3Y5.
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

MACHIELSE
JOHANNA FRANCESCA MACHIELSE, beloved wife of John Machielse, of Lethbridge, AB. passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at the age of 82 years. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Francis & Cybele Noronha leading. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View 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

ROMAN JOHN ANDRON
1968 ~ 2014
Mr. Roman Andron, beloved son of Teresa Andron and the late John Andron, passed away while in hospital in Edmonton on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the age of 46 years. Besides his mother Teresa, Roman is survived by his brother Mark and his partner Lois Punton and her son Jackson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on Friday, November 7, 2014 at ST. MARTHA¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, with Father Roque Pereira, celebrant. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

STIRLING
Storyteller, Craftsman & Patriarch
ALEXANDER VALENTINE STIRLING, one of the last coopers in Canada, died on November 5th, 2014 at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge, at the age of 77 years. Alex was raised in Perth, Scotland, where he completed his cooper’s apprenticeship at Mathew Gloag’s and then worked for Dewar’s Distillery. In 1971 he immigrated to Canada and shortly thereafter he began to work for Palliser Distilleries in Lethbridge, Alberta, where he stayed until his retirement in 1999. As well, he ran his own private business, Loch Shin Cooperage, creating custom barrels for individuals, wineries and businesses. Alex could make anything out of wood: oak barrels, lamps, tables and entire structures. His wife Jean despaired that he also insisted he could do the electrical and the plumping himself. This insistence led to more than one flooded kitchen. Mostly however, he could make oak sing; bending, shaping and polishing it until it could take on near miraculous properties. Alex loved nothing more than making his family laugh at terrible puns and rhyming slang, reeling in a big fish, dancing with his wife Jean to Frank Sinatra, winning every domino match he played and raising a glass of really good scotch. Alex is survived by his “Bonnie Lass” Jean, his wife of 41 years; daughters Dawne (Patrick Rye) and Glenda; son Wayne; granddaughter Kerrie-Lee (Steven Scott), great-grandson MacKay Stirling Scott and brother Fraser (Sheila). The family extends sincere thanks to the staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Lethbridge Chinook Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre for their dedicated care. We extend a special thank you to the Lethbridge Home Care Nurses for their commitment and care, and gratitude to the friends and neighbors who have stood by Alex and given him comfort and laughs during this long journey. A private cremation was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematorium. At a later time, a plaque-laying memorial on the Wall of Remembrance in the Lethbridge Mountain View Cemetery will be held for close friends and family. As he wished, Alexander’s ashes will be spread by family in Canada and Scotland. In lieu of flowers please buy a good bottle of scotch and raise a glass or make a donation to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) 410 Stafford Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2. Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, friend; We shall miss you, each and every day. We shall laugh and dance, sing and raise a glass in memory and celebration.
If there is another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this – Robert Burns.

TOTH
James Allen Toth of Fort Macleod, husband and sweetheart of Carmen Adair Toth passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre on October 30 at the age of 62 years. Jim and Carmen have three wonderful children that have amazing spouses – Jared Toth (Lindsay), Niki Olsen (Chris) and Talon Toth (Jocelyn). Eight incredible grandkids­ Jacob, Abby, Oliver, Boston, Oaklee, Ashlyn, Leo, and Scarlett­ all idolized him as the best Œpapa¹ in the world. Jim was raised in Lethbridge by a loving family. Many family trips to Waterton started his love of the outdoors and the mountains. He loved hiking, fishing, kayaking and archery. He was passionate about life and constantly learning. He could build a smoking computer, act as soundman or play a mean bass guitar in the band. If something new was on the horizon for the family, Jim did the research to decide which direction to go. This kind, gentle man influenced many. As a young man he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nagoya, Japan and has filled many church positions since. Many scouts enjoyed his leadership for years. He worked on the railway, Canada Post and Bouvry Exports. He loved his entire family dearly. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Verna Toth, his siblings Jeanette Viola (Ray), Jolayne Banack (Barry), Wayne Toth (Susan), Dennis Toth (Cindy), Terry Toth (Debbie) and a large extended family. Friends may meet with the family and pay their respects on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., to 10:30 a.m. The funeral service will follow at 11 A.M. at the FORT MACLEOD STAKE CENTRE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (643-20 Street, Fort Macleod).

van der Lee, Harmen Sr.
18 September 1918 – 2 November 2014
Having lived a full life we announce the passing of our beloved Harmen Sr. He was a blessing to all who knew him spending many years with family and friends in Canada and New Zealand. Harmen was born in Edmonton Alberta and passed away in Auckland New Zealand.
Harmen leaves behind many loved ones who will cherish him forever. Funeral Service is taking place in New Zealand with a ³Celebration of Life² in Canada, spring of 2015. Harmen never liked the cold much!

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