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Saturday, November 8, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 10, 2014.

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.
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.

INGRID BROWN
1924 ~ 2014
Mrs. Ingrid Brown of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Clarence Brown, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Ingrid is survived by her children Dieter (Murial) Bechtold, Yvonne (Darrin) Smathers, and Brigitte (Keith) Martindale; grandchildren Tarin (Will) Denny, Diva (Murdoch) Dempsey, Jan (Kurt) Ginther; Shaun Bechtold and Dustin Martindale; as well as numerous great-grandchildren. At Ingrid¹s request a private family graveside will be held. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JACOB “JAKE” JANZEN
1934 ~ 2014
Mr. Jacob “Jake” Janzen of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Herta Janzen, passed away on November 5, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 St., Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MACHIELSE
It is with heavy hearts that we announce JOHANNA FRANCESCA MACHIELSE, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Johanna will be dearly missed by her husband John Machielse who has been by her side for over 58 years. Leaving family and friends in the Netherlands to build a dream in Canada, she embraced this wholeheartedly. She was a working partner in a successful mixed farm operation. Johanna spent many hours on a tractor and was active in all aspects of production. John and Johanna have six loving children and their spouses; Hennie (Wayne), Annelise (Robert deceased), Mary (Bill) , Matthew (Jennifer), Cathy (Bob), John Paul (Stephanie). Johanna was also a caring Oma to 13 grandchildren . Johanna’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. Her grandchildren have many memories of time spent with Oma enjoying life on the farm, camping in the motorhome and time going on trips together. Johanna had a true love of gardening. Her many friends were always impressed at her gardening skills which she passed on to many of her children. The garden was a special place and it brought her comfort and pride. She loved to see it evolve through the seasons. 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. A private interment to follow for immediate family. A light lunch will also be served shortly after the Monday service. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be provided to St.Michaels Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
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

MARGARET ETHEL ROSS
1917 ~ 2014
Our beloved Mother passed away peacefully in her sleep in her home at Fairmont Extended Care, on November 6, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Ethel was born in Long Beach, California where her mother had gone to escape the prairie winter. Her childhood was spent on the farm in Killam, Alberta where she developed her love for horses. The death of Ethel¹s mother Annie played a significant role in her decision to pursue a career in nursing. She graduated from the Royal Alex Program, then went to the University of Toronto to specialize in public health. Ethel¹s first position was as the first District Health Nurse in Bow Island, and it was there she met her husband Phil. After raising six children, she returned to her nursing career, first working at the Campbell Clinic with Dr. Stewart & Dr. Stillwell, then to the Lethbridge Health Unit. Ethel completed her career as the health nurse for the regional hospital. She had fond memories of working with the nursing students. Ethel was a member of the Southminster 48 Group, a volunteer for meals on wheels, Royal Order of the Purple Member and a C.G.I.T leader. In her retirement years, she travelled extensively with her husband and had many hobbies, such as painting & knitting. Ethel was the matriarch of her family. We are blessed to have had her in out lives for so long. Her positive influence will continue throughout the lives of everyone she touched. The family would like to thank Dr. Leam and the staff for the excellent care she received at the Fairmont Extended Care. Ethel was predeceased by her husband Phil, her son Keith, and her daughter Kathy. She is survived by her daughters Anne (Michael), Pat (Jack), Diane (Steven) and her son Doug (Chris) and son-in-law Darryl, as well as numerous Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, November 10, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of your choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROSA HORVATH
1925 ~ 2014
Mrs. Rosa Horvath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Frank Horvath Sr., passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Rosa is survived by her loving children Ilona (Neville) Minay, Frank Jr. (Eve) Horvath, Louis (Laurie) Horvath, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Rosa was predeceased by her son Leslie Horvath. You will be sadly missed by all, but we have wonderful memories that we can cherish forever. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 14, 2014 at ST. BASIL¹S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

SAM CAVANAUGH
1992 ~ 2014
Sam Cavanaugh, beloved daughter of Don & Teresa Cavanaugh, passed away suddenly in Calgary, AB at the age of 22. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the EVANGICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 ­ 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Jeremy Light, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Teen Challenge Alberta, Box 1000 Station A, Calgary, AB, T2H 3B7, or http://www.tcalberta.ca. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

STAUFFER
CHARLES RAY STAUFFER, 60, of Raymond, AB, was tragically killed Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in an agricultural accident.
Born December 16, 1953, in Mclennan, AB, he was the son of the late Joseph Robert Stauffer and Pearl Marguerite (Porter) Stauffer. He was employed for over 25 years driving truck. He also worked at a rail yard, feed lots, and thoroughly enjoyed construction and carpentry. Through the years he enjoyed reading, expanding his knowledge, tying flies for fishing, golfing, and loved any interaction with his grandchildren. Charles is survived by his wife, Laura (Hofer), a son, Justin Charles (Raymond, AB) with his wife Diana (Mast) and their three sons J.Riordin, Raffi Charles, and Bode; a daughter, Nola Elizabeth (Hagerstown, MD), her husband Vaughn Martin and their three children Tori, Carmen, and Tyrone. Charles is also survived by three brothers, Doug, Dennis, and Terry and three sisters, Irene, Donna, and Ruth; an uncle, Jim Stauffer (Aunt Dora) and an aunt, Ruth Ann Stauffer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece Emily Joy Stauffer and numerous aunts and uncles. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at 2 P.M. at College Drive Community Church 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. Pastor Terry Stauffer will officiate. Private Family Burial.

WEST
RICHARD WILLIAM WEST passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the age of 61 years. He is the loving father of Chantal Malm-West (grandchildren: Donovan, Kaycee, and Makenna); Peter West; and Crystal West. He is also survived by family in Halifax. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.

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