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Thursday, November 27, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 27, 2014.

ADRIENNE ALICE BISHOP
September 30, 1923 – November 24, 2014
Adrienne was born in Hillspring, Alberta on September 30, 1923. She passed away peacefully with family at her side on Monday, November 24. Adrienne’s spent the last 5 years living at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge after the passing of her best friend and husband (Herbert). She is survived by her 7 children: Dawn Bishop (Kirk McIlwaith, deceased), Dyan (Tink) Petterson, Judi (Les) Baker, Lu-Anne (Les) Martenson, Mark (Nola) Bishop, Kori (Mark) Kuryvial and Mischa Prince; 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, as well as a brother Vernon Garner, and a sister Gladys Shipton. Adrienne was best known and loved for her kindness, quick wit and love for family and friends. She enjoyed music, gardening and surrounding herself with beauty. She had a passion for cultivating flowers and friendships. She loved immensely and was loved in return. She made everyone’s day a whole lot brighter! Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Interment in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

BAKER
MARY VIVIAN (GARNER) BAKER, beloved wife of the late Wallace Richards Baker, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 89 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE WEST STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd. W, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

FRENCH
April 29th, 1927 – November 24th, 2014
GLADYS M. FRENCH, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at the age of 87 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

JOHN VANDER LINDEN
1941 ~ 2014
Mr. John Vander Linden passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 73 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARCUS KARPATI
Mr. Marcus Bradley Karpati of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Kathryn “Kathy” Karpati, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 29 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MATKIN
HEBER LAMONT MATKIN, beloved husband of Rhea Card Matkin, peacefully passed from his lifetime of service on November 17, 2014 in his home at Lethbridge at age 93. Lamont was born in Cardston on December 20, 1920 to Heber J and Loreen Matkin. He served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ontario before joining the RCAF. During that time he married his eternal sweetheart Rhea Card in the Cardston Alberta temple. He made many lifelong friends in the community through his work as a dentist and in his many leadership positions in the Church. Dad was a doer who loved to serve others and who had a deep love and commitment to his family and his Church. He filled his life with faith and Christ-like service, and in his quiet and humble way went about doing good. Lamont was a lover of nature and enjoyed the mountains. As a young man he developed a beautiful singing voice. Above all, Lamont¹s kindness and wise counsel will be remembered by many. He was a gifted teacher and leader, known for his integrity, dependability, his love for people, as well as his pleasant personality and quick wit. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 70 years, Rhea Matkin and his six daughters: Gayle (Boyd) Whitesides, Carol (Warren) Roundy, Mary (Robert) Bissett, Eva Matkin, Donna Wood, Maren (Devin) Cahoon; 28 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Lamont especially had an unconditional love for his posterity. He is survived by his sisters, Eva Thompson and Ruth Anderson, and sister-in-law Clara Matkin Spackman. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for those who have served and cared for our father and family during this time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Humanitarian or Perpetual Education fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge, with President Jesse Wilde officiating. Friends and relatives may meet the family prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. The Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cardston Cemetery.

MAY (MISAO) SARUWATARI
(NEE NISHIYAMA)
1931 ~ 2014
Mom was born on May 2, 1931 in Sapperton, New Westminster, British Columbia, to Hide and Kohei Nishiyama. As the youngest she was spoiled by her parents, her brothers Jack and Mac Nishiyama and her sisters Betty Tanigami, Fumi Sugimoto and Kaz Sugimoto. Mom moved to Raymond, Alberta after the war where she married her sweetheart and next door neighbor, Sakae Saruwatari, on February 19, 1955. They had 5 children Richard, Philip, Joy, Cary and Gaye. She was the honorary auntie and grandma to many. While in Raymond, Mom enjoyed working at Melchin Motors, local grocery stores and, finally, the Raymond Care Centre. She was also a solid partner to Dad as he farmed and operated his repair business. They retired in 1994 and moved to Lethbridge the following year. In retirement, she was a busy and active grandma, attending countless hockey and soccer games and school functions near and far. Over the years, Mom always enjoyed her regular shopping excursions with her sister Fumi. Mom is survived by Dad; kids Rick (Wendy), Phil (Tammy), Joy (Darcy), Cary (Eileen) and Gaye (Kalvin); Grandchildren Jeff (Katie), Justin (Desiree), Mitchell, Brendon, Meygan, Terra (Neil), Dana (Ellen), Patrick, Candice (David), Matthew, Leah and Jada; Great Grandchildren Weston, Damon, Aria, Talia, Jayden, Mya, Cearra, Emma and coming soon Baby Girl Saruwatari. Unfortunately, after a hard fought battle against cancer, Mom passed away on November 24, 2014. She always kept her shining spirit, beautiful smile and gracious nature throughout. We would like to thank Dr. Shukkoor, Celeste, Lorelei and all of the fantastic staff at the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Centre for all of their compassion and support during this difficult time. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 28, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that donations be made to the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Centre, 1400-9th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ORICH
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, sister and “Mommy Orich”, DIANE ROSE (MERCER) ORICH, on November 22, 2014, in Calgary, AB., due to complications from cancer.
She is lovingly remembered by her two daughters Roxanne (Gerald) Remington and Tammy Orich of Lethbridge. Mom is also survived by her five siblings; George (Marj), Harold (Carol), Ken (Sandy) Mercer and sister Barb (Bill) Orich and families, special sister-in-law Gladys Orich and step-son Allan (Sharon) Orich. She had other children that she loved and considered her own; Danielle Bilodeau, Leah LaPierre, Mike Straga, Nicolle Lagasse and many others that she had loved and cared for. She also leaves her furball friends, Coco and Buddy. Mom was predeceased by her husband Billy and children Robert and Joely. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. In memory of mom, please donate to The Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7 or to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5. Our family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Rockyview General Hospital ICU for their outstanding care and compassion.
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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

PICARD
MARJORIE CATHERINE of Burnaby BC born February 9, 1931 in Lethbridge AB passed away peacefully November 20, 2014 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband, the late Emil Picard, and by her parents Anna & Peter Seaman and sister June Seaman. Survived by her daughter Michelle (Mark); her son Kevin (Angela); and granddaughters Rebecca, Breanna and Emily and many other family members. Marjorie enjoyed baking, hosting family dinners, attending the opera and symphony and cruising around the world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Funeral mass Wednesday, December 10th at 10:00am at St. Mary¹s Parish, 5351 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Interment to take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and reception to follow at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.

SMITH
April 6, 1948 – November 19, 2014
JOSEPH DON SMITH, beloved husband of Mary Smith, of Nobleford, Alberta, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Besides his loving wife he is survived by his family; Rennie & Rita Smith of Stoney Plain, AB, Harold & Sylvia Boser of Sherwood Park, AB, Myrna & Phillip Stewart of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. His children Charlie & Gloria Smith of Regina, Sask. Jonathon Smith of Medicine Hat. Arthur (AJ) Smith of Calgary, Alberta. Rosalyn Smith of Calgary, Alberta. Ken & Elisa Rogers of Calgary, Alberta. Jenn Rogers & Joe Whalen of Nobleford, Alberta. Joe also leaves behind his precious Grandchildren, Morgan Phillips of Nobleford, Alberta, who was his little girl and Best Friend. Jazmin Smith, Christopher Smith, and Samantha Smith of Sask, Laura and Riley Rogers of Calgary, Alberta. As well as special friends whom were like family. Marlowe & Darlene Smith & Family of Lethbridge, Alberta. Dick & Olive Metz & Family of Coalhurst, Alberta. Many co-workers past and present, countless friends throughout Canada and U.S.A. At the time of Joe Sudden Passing he was employed by Marlowe Smith Trucking, whom he spent many great years working for. Joe Was the eldest of 4 children born to Charlie and Adeline Smith (Beck) of Altario, Alberta. He was predeceased by his parents, step dad, grandparents, many aunts, uncles. Joe loved living on the farm and fixing things, but at a certain age he decided to test his wings and started exploring Canada, ending up in Ontario where he stayed for some time before heading back to Alberta where he worked various jobs, but always went back to trucking. Joe resided in the Lethbridge area since the late 1970¹s and most of that time was spent driving truck. He had a passion for sharing travelling trucking stories throughout Canada and USA. And was extremely proud of the fact that he was able to put his toes in 3 Oceans. Joe loved to tease and or scare anyone, which usually ended up with him chuckling and saying ³Ha Ha Gotch Ya² Joe was always capable of making people smile and laugh. Joes presence will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May you continue on your journey ³Papa Joe² your memory will live on in our hearts forever. Love you and Miss You. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter Officiating. Burial to follow at Archmount 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

SMITH
MRS. SHIRLEY E. SMITH, beloved wife of 21 years to Mr. M. Douglas Smith, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at the age of 73 years. Besides her loving husband, she is survived by three children, Juigaidie (Kathy) Cayenne of Lethbridge, Lori Cayenne of Lethbridge and Denver (Sheila) Cayenne of Claresholm; three grandchildren Jeffery, Jordan and Matthew Cayenne. Shirley was predeceased by one brother Raymond and three sisters, Margaret, Kathy and Hillary. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital, 960-19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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

WALTON
LESLIE KENNETH WALTON passed away November 18, 2014 in Cardston Alberta at the age of 93. He was born January 13, 1921 in Raymond, Alberta to William Danie Walton and Mabel Nunns Crandall. He was married in the Cardston Alberta Temple to his sweetheart Naida Ruby Harding on September 10, 1947 and has been her loving companion for over 67 years. He is survived by his wife Naida and their 5 children David (Mary) Walton, Janet (Terry) Wolsey, Bryce (Sandy) Walton, Jim (LeAnn) Walton & Dianne (Jeff) Taylor along with their 32 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Five of his siblings also survive him, Fern Hennessy, Louise (Dan) Henrie, Marjorie Henrie, Bonnie Law and Andrew (Kathy) Walton. Raised in Southern Alberta, Ken spent most of his life in Calgary working for Imperial Oil as a Land Man. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he served faithfully in many positions including Bishop, Temple Sealer and Patriarch. Ken and Naida served missions in India and Washington D.C. Ken is a charitable humble man who is loved and will not be forgotten. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Kendall Hardy officiating. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Perpetual Education Fund.
Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

WARNOCK, Rose Jean
September 27, 1964 – November 19, 2014
It is with profound sadness that we advise of the passing of our beautiful Rose, much beloved wife of Blaine Chicoine and treasured mother of Tyler, Reagan and Kirsten. She is also survived by her mother and father, Mary and Loren Warnock of Calgary; sister, Ann Warnock – Matheron (Victor Matheron) of Calgary; brothers, Garth Warnock (Fay) of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Keith Warnock of Lethbridge, Alberta, and dear nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 7:00 ­ 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Casual, cheerful dress is what Rose would have wanted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rose¹s name to the Canadian Mental Health Association ­ Calgary Region, Suite 400, 105 ­ 12 Ave. S.E. (Kahanoff Centre), Calgary, AB T2G 1A1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.edenbrookcemetery.ca Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary AB, T3Z 3K2.

YELLOW WINGS JR.
ISAAC YELLOW WINGS JR., beloved husband of Virginia Yellow Wings, passed away in Lethbridge at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 22nd at the age of 57 years. Isaac is survived by his children Travis (Shannon) Black Water, Crystal Jean (Mike) Yellow Wings, Clayton Yellow Wings, and Ty Yellow Wings. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Sarah, Dallas, Austin, Simon, Darion, Dayton, Sherice. A Wake Service will be held at THE CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST – 716 23rd Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta – on Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. A Wake Service will be held at Celeste Strikes With A Gun’s House – R.R. 280 Scotch Coulee South of Hwy 3 – on Friday, November 28, 2014 being held all night starting at 5:00 P.m. A Funeral Service will be held at BROCKET COMMUNITY HALL – on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Wayne Boersma Officiating.
Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Brocket, Alberta.
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

Ray Bird
1945 – 2014
With great sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Raymond Delmont Bird, announce his passing in Taber on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, November 27, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, November 28, 2014 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 54th Street Chapel, 5314 – 54 Street, Taber on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Scott Olsen conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ray¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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