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Friday, November 14, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 14, 2014.

CECILIA ROSE KOMANAC
November 20, 1942 ­- November 12, 2014
On November 12, 2014, Cecilia ‘Cece’ Komanac lost her courageous battle with cancer, and the world lost another ray of sunshine.
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandma, friend Cece was a lot of things to a lot of people and she will always be remembered as a jokester, giggle inducer, nickname giver, music lover and the best damn hugger in the west. Born in Kenora, Ontario, to Mary and Walter Boucha, Cece was the second of three daughters ­ Joanne Outram (of High River) and Paulette Caron (of Kenora) were fortunate enough to call her sister. You would never guess that these ladies were separated by hundreds of miles and infrequent visits judging by the giggles that ensued when the three of them were in a room together ­ it was truly heartwarming to hear. In the early 60’s, as Cece was making her way from Kenora to Lethbridge, a young man named George Komanac from Croatia was also on a journey, looking for a place to settle down. To quote one of her favorite movies, “of all the gin joints, in all the towns in all the world” these two crazy kids found each other and began to build a beautiful life together. Cece and George had 4 children: Les, Lorelei (Russ Kramer), Len and Luana (Doug Leys). Her love for them was unmatched only by the love shown to her grandchildren: Cassaundra (Tony Fayant), Troy Komanac, Lesley-Anne Komanac, Meghan Kramer and Jack Leys; and her 2 great grandchildren: Eden and Remy Fayant. Cece was an incredibly creative and talented individual. She had an uncanny ability to pick up any musical instrument and play a tune. She made us all laugh with her silly rhymes, songs and nicknames, and we had the best dressed Barbies and Halloween costumes thanks to her sewing skills. She loved to watch old movies, listen to good ol’ rock and roll, read and do crosswords. Cece lost many loved ones along the way, including her father, mother, her oldest son Les, and her niece Dianne Fleischhauer – not to mention many aunts and uncles and cousins that she was very close to. It seemed as though the more she lost, the greater she loved. Her love surpassed blood ties and she treated many of our friends as though they were part of the family. Her light will continue to shine in all of us who were lucky enough to have her in our life. At Cecilia’s request, her family will host a celebration of life on November 29th, at Country Kitchens (lower level of The Keg). Please drop in between 11am and 3pm to share your favorite memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Michael’s Health Care Center.

FIRST CHARGER
CHARLENE FIRST CHARGER passed away in Cardston on November 9th, 2014 at the age of 49 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, Nov. 21st from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall on Saturday Nov. 22nd at 11:00 a.m..

GEERTJE “GERT” BOLINK
1941 ~ 2014
Safe in the arms of Jesus, GERT (SCHIEBOUT) BOLINK, beloved wife of Bert Bolink, formerly of Nobleford, AB, went home to her Lord and Saviour. Born December 8, 1941, she passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 72 years. Gert is survived by her husband Bert; children Brenda & Erik Vreeken, Nadine & Kris, Keenan, Katie Indenbosch, Kyle & Jessie Vreeken, Jason Vreeken; Gary & Evelyn, Sarah, John & Tahlia and Liam, and Justin Bolink; Sharon Bolink; Chris & Kathleen, Kayla, and Kelsey Bolink; brother Piet & Joan Schiebout; sister Elsie Dykman; brother-in-law Andy & Fanny Feenstra; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and Gert¹s Uncle Maarten & Aunt Adeline Warmink. Gert was born to Christiaan T. Schiebout and Alberta J. Warmink of Kipp, AB. She attended Rolling Hills and Coalhurst Schools, where she was a friend to many and the captain of the basketball team. Gert married Bert on June 9, 1961, in the Monarch Reformed Church. They made their home and life together in the Nobleford area, farming for many years before retiring to Nobleford. Well known for her gifts of hospitality and creativity, Gert¹s hands were always busy serving others with love. Friends & family are invited to pay their final respects between 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m., on Friday, November 14, 2014, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL (Waterton Suite), 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Everyone is welcome to attend the Graveside Service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the NOBLEFORD ­ MONARCH CEMETERY. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Ave., Nobleford, AB. Childcare will be provided during the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the charity of your choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

GOOD RIDER
AUDREY GOOD RIDER, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 55 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

GORRILL
BRENDON GORRILL, beloved son of Dale and Kim Gorrill, brother of Kayley (Fiance Matthew) of Calgary, AB, grandson of Kay (the late Gerald) Gorrill and Don (the late Lynne) Doram of Lethbridge, AB, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 18 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

HERBERT FROMM
1933-2014
Mr. Herbert Fromm of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lori Fromm, passed away on November 9, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
A Kaffeeklatsch will be held at 2:00-4:00pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in memory of Herbert at the Cost Lethbridge Hotel, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fifth on Fifth Youth Services, 435 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2B6. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JAMES PROC
(1953-2014)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Proc of Lethbridge, Alberta who succumbed to cancer on October 31, 2014 at St. Michael¹s Care Centre at the age of 61 years. Hard working hands are now laid to rest but his memory shall linger forever in the hearts and minds of his friends and family. May he be at peace awaiting the presence of our Lord. Jim leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life his devoted wife, Marian Proc (nee: Chouinard) of Lethbridge, AB; his step-child, Rita Hill; his step-grandchildren, Etoile Matin Hill (Morning Bird), Misha Mizar Little Shields(Shaun Sands), Boaz Little Shields, Iscah Little Shields, Kinza Little Shields, Job Little Shields, Philemon Little Shields and Azriel Calahaison; his step great grandchild, Tenika Akau; his sister, Margaret (Grant) Proknow of Blairmore, AB; his brother, Ronald Proc of Lethbridge, AB; his nieces, Tracy Procknow, Keli (Jon) Saucier and Kim (Geoff) Sawchuk and family; his cousin Lawrence Bobinec; and his dear friend, Vito DePinto as well as the many friends he made throughout his lifetime. The Memorial Service honouring Jim¹s life will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, AB (13461-20th Ave) with Pastor Graham Bretherick officiating. Interment will occur in the family section of the Passburg Cemetery. Donations in memory of the late James Proc may be directed towards Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555. Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

JOY EILEEN LACZO
1926 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joy Eileen Laczo of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Emerick (Amos) Laczo, passed away on November 11, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Joy was born on December 24, 1926, the only daughter of Carl & Rosella Stettner. Her father always said that Joy was the perfect name, as she brought joy to him and anyone who knew her. Joy¹s first years of schooling were at the Black Spring Ridge one room school. She rode a horse to attend school those years, then finished her schooling at Carmangay. Joy lived on her fathers farm until she married Amos, and moved a whole _ miles. She helped her husband every day with the farm chores. Joy loved to curl, get together with friends to play cards, and she loved music. She participated for many years in Barn Dance and was asked by many to sing at weddings and funerals. She was a long term member of the Priscilla Club. In her later years, she and Amos loved to travel, especially bus tours where they made many new friends. After the passing of Amos, Joy moved to the Sierra Condo¹s in Lethbridge where she resided for 6 years. Again making many new friends, which she always was good at. Her optimism and sometimes mischievous personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Family & friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P3. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 17, 2014 at BOWVILLE CEMETERY, Picture Butte, AB, with Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JOYCE BROWN
1920 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joyce Brown of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. James Brown, passed away on November 13, 2014 at the age of 94 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when complete. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

KATHERINE ³KATE² DOW
1921 – 2014
It¹s with sadness that we announce the quiet passing of our aunt Katherine (Kate) Orr Dow, at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Kate won born on June 30, 1921 in Hardieville, the daughter of James and Jane Orr Dow and the youngest of 10 siblings. In 1922 the family moved to a farm in the Crystal Lake District (Sunnyside) where they established a long standing (50 years) dairy operation along 43 St. N.. Kate attended grades one thru eleven at the original Crystal Lake School and she loved music studying piano under the direction of Mrs. Oscar Willetts. Kate lived on the family farm her whole life, with the exception that for the last few years she has been a resident in various health facilities specifically designed for seniors. Kate was predeceased by her parents: James and Jane Orr Dow, 3 sisters ­ Annie, Jeannie (Jean) Grieve, Janet McKenzie, and 5 brothers ­ Alexander, Robert (Bob), James (Jimmy), David (Spud), and Thomas (Tom). She is survived by her sister Elizabeth (Liz) Pavan. Kate never married and although she had no children of her own, she always had a special place in her heart for her many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by her primary caregiver¹s nephew Tracy Dow and niece Linda McKenzie. She will be missed but the wonderful memories will be cherished forever. It was Kate¹s wishes that there be no formal funeral service. Following cremation, Kate will be laid to rest with her brother Thomas Orr Dow in Mountain View Cemetery. Katherine¹s family is extremely grateful and extend a sincere thank-you to the Doctors, Nurses, and the many caregivers for the excellent and compassionate care shown to Kate. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

KERR, Jody Anita (nee Doram)
Peacefully in her sleep at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday November 12, 2014, in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Bruce, beloved sister of Lance, beloved sister-in-law of Nona, and beloved aunt of Jaxon, Jagger and Jace. Predeceased by her mother Eleanor and her father Norm. Jody was a marvelous person who always put Bruce¹s needs first, whether it was buying him clothes that looked good, baking him French pepper crackling bread at Christmas, or just holding his hand. I am so blessed to be loved by you, Jodiette. You¹re my girl. Jody was an occupational therapist at Parkwood Hospital in London, Ontario and absolutely loved her spinal cord patients. Earlier she doled out similar blessings to the veterans at Parkwood. Jody worked so hard for them. Jody loved gardening and created marvelous flower beds at our home in Union. She asked that her ashes be sprinkled on her rose bushes, and I will do that.
Countless human beings loved my wife. She especially loved Neal Weisenberg, Sarah Webb, Connie Cocca, Kerri D¹Ambrosio, Arlene Breukelman, Linda Melo, Jan Harper, Deb Crunican, Alba Casalino, Chris Fraser, Tom Jolliffe, Julia Crawford, Lynne Foell, Glen Steen, Carole Dash, Gary Lee-Tai-Fuy, Steve Orenczuk, Rachel Chandler, Angela Woolner, Manny, Janet Tozer, Julie Gagliardi, Rollie Pilon, Holly Assaf, Linda and Tony Caruana, Carol and Mike Rooke, Julia Kolkman, Julie Clarke, Eva Main, Cam Clark, Ann Higgins, Lyrinda Sheppard, Ray (uncle) and Joy Doram, Joan Arelis (aunt), Eleanor Doram (aunt), Holly Doram (cousin), Veronica Rowe (cousin), KC Larsen (cousin) and Rhonda Doram (cousin). Oh, I hope I haven¹t forgotten anyone. Jody told me that she would like a very small funeral, just family and her close friends. There will be a luncheon for these folks on Saturday, November 22, 2014. A Celebration of Jody¹s Life will be held on a Saturday in January, with all of you invited, to share your memories of my lovely wife. The date and location of this celebration will be announced in the ³In Memoriam² section of the London and St. Thomas papers on Saturday, December 6, 2014. I love you dearly, Jodiette. May you be at peace, my dear

MARY ADINA THIESSEN
1926 ~ 2014
With deep gratitude for a long life well lived, the family of Mary, beloved wife of Jacob P Thiessen, announce her passing, November 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Mom was born in Siberia February 4, 1926 and moved to Canada, arriving in Namaka, Alberta, Christmas of 1927. She moved to Coaldale to attend Bible School. Music and reading were lifelong loves. She and Dad were married August 19, 1945 and raised a family of ten children on the family farm. David (Lue); Betty (Walter Loewen); Mary (Mark Thiessen Nation); Walter (Neva); Ed (Pat); Alvina (Bevin Buehler); Doreen; Weldon (Heather); Ernie; Richard (Vera). She is lovingly remembered by 44 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. There are 98 family members celebrating her life. Mom was predeceased by her parents, David and Liese Geddert, two brothers and two sisters as children, and brother George and sister Agnes as adults. Mom is survived by her sister Betty Boschman and her brothers, Dave (Hilda) Geddert and Jake (Mary) Geddert, and her sister-in-law, Ann Geddert. We have been fortunate to celebrate the fruit of God¹s Spirit and wisdom in Mom¹s interactions with all those she met in her life. The staff and volunteers at the Sunny South Lodge, as well as all her medical caregivers, know how much Mom appreciated their care. We thank you for the love and respect you have shown our parents. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 ­ 18 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Lorne Willms, officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite Section.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946-32 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

PATIENCE
CLETUS PATIENCE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 85 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405- 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Nathan Siray Celebrant.

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. 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

WARD
VICTOR WARD, beloved husband of Patricia Ward, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when complete.

WIGELSWORTH, MARGARET CATHERINE
September 20, 1924 ­ Fort MacLeod, AB
November 6, 2014 ­ Calgary, AB
It is with profound sadness that the family of Margaret Catherine Wigelsworth announce her passing on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta. Mother was devoted to family and friends and she was keenly interested in hearing the details of our life experiences. She loved meeting people and extended her friendship to all. Her thoughtful nature, spunky personality and varied interests enabled her to cultivate a large circle of friends that she valued deeply. Margaret is survived by her children David Rylands, Pat Warren (Ken) and Doug Rylands; grandsons Warren Rylands (Christina), Michael Warren (Meredith) and Matthew Warren (Stacey); brothers John Hamilton and Hugh Hamilton (Loreen) and their families. She is also survived by Alan¹s children Don Wigelsworth (Angela) and Laura Schmidt (Fred); grandchildren Alana (Dan), Jaydon (Kellie), Chelsea (Dwight), Paula (Nick), Michael (Shelley) and Emily (Troy). Margaret was predeceased by husbands Don Rylands and Alan Wigelsworth; brothers Bob, Gordon, Earl, Joe, Roy and Wilson; sisters Nadine and Madlyn and grandson Allen Schmidt. Margaret is also survived by many dear cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of the Foothills Hospital Unit 32 as well as the Sarcee Hospice for their great care and compassion. Messages of Condolence may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In living memory of Margaret Wigelsworth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Kurt Jensen
1970 – 2014
Lenny Kurt Jensen, passed away in Purple Springs on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 44 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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