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Wednesday, December 3, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 3, 2014.

ANAZTAZIA OPYR
1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Anaztazia Opyr of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Paul Opyr, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Anaztazia was born on January 13, 1921 in Chorna Village in Sianik, Galicia, Ukraine. In 1942 she was taken to work in Germany until the end of the war. After the war she was placed in a refugee camp where she met her husband Paul. Anaztazia and Paul were married in 1947 in Germany. Anaztazia immigrated to Canada in 1948 and started working at the Galt Hospital. Paul joined her in 1949. Anaztazia was later transferred to the Auxiliary Hospital where she worked until she retired in 1987. Anaztazia enjoyed gardening, baking and Ukrainian embroidery. She also loved to travel back to her home land to visit her family in Ukraine and France. Most important to her was the time she got to spend here with her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Anaztazia is survived by her son Zenko (Mary) and their children Chantelle (Zach) (children Xavier and Wyatt), and Michael; son Ron (Patricia) and their son Joshua; and grandson Christopher (daughter Natalie¹s son). Besides her beloved husband Paul, Anaztazia was predeceased by her daughter Natalie as well as three brothers and seven sisters. A Funeral “Parastasis” will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 ­ 12 “B” Street North, Lethbridge, led by Father Mark Bayrock. A Funeral “Divine Liturgy” will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 5, 2014 at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRAINIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Gary Sedgwick celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of one¹s choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

BLACK WATER
TABITHA LACEY BLACK WATER QUESNELLE WOLF CHILD, wife of Dylan, passed away on November 29th, 2014 at the age of 30 years. A Candlelight Vigil will be held at Lorraine Black Water¹s Residence on Wednesday, Dec 3rd at 5:00 p.m. Other arrangements to be announced when completed.

DOELL
MRS. LISA DAWN DOELL, beloved wife of Mr. Dan Doell, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 1st, 2014 at the age of 42 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

GREAVES
May 25, 1960 – December 1, 2014
HELEN GREAVES passed away peacefully into God’s arms after a long battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, December 1, 2014. With her was her loving husband Dale Greaves and her treasured puppy “Harley” waiting for her. Helen was the daughter of Joseph and Paulina Muller of Picture Butte. Helen’s last wish to celebrate her life was in privacy. She is to be buried at Mountain View Cemetery. “Forever and Always” is what Helen asked me to say to her each day, but yesterday she said to me, “If I can’t go forward, I want to go back,” and God answered “Yes”, to her Prayer.  In lieu of flowers, say a nice word to loved ones or do a random act of kindness.

HABERMAN, SHANE RICHARD
Born March 26, 1969 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Passed away November, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta
Beloved father of son Shyloh Haberman and daughter Chautelle Haberman both of Lethbridge. Shane grew up in Lethbridge and attended elementary and high school here. He played hockey, soccer, and many school sports but hockey was his first love. He played from the time he was five until Junior hockey. He was a quiet, adventurous soul who loved the outdoors, camping and scouting. The trip to Alaska with his brothers, parents and grandparents was something he always remembered. His job was to find firewood every night and he never failed to do so. He was all of seven! He was always prepared to help out his team members and his scout troops. After high school he married Sherry Moser and they had two children, Shyloh and Chautelle. While in Lethbridge he worked for Kawneer and in the late nineties he moved to Calgary and earned a degree in Electronic Engineering at DeVry College. After he received his degree all of his work projects centered around electronics. He could virtually repair anything that had electricity running through it. Shane is also survived by his father John (Rita) Haberman of Lethbridge and his mother Diana (Steve) Petrik of Coalhurst; three brothers: Albert (Sarah) and children Gabriella, Elijiah and Alexandra of Leduc; Ronald (Chelsey) and children Anderson, Cohen and Penelope of Edmonton and Timothy (Sheila) and Savannah of Calgary; four stepbrothers: Maurey (Tara) and girls Mackenzie, Jasmin and Hannah of Medicine Hat, Michael (Andrea) and Joshua of Lethbridge, Nicolas (Allison) of Lethbridge and Nathan of Calgary; one step sister, Audra (Gerald) of Goshen, Indiana. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Shane is predeceased by grandparents: John and Mary Haberman and John and Ruth Hackler. Shane was a quiet, unassuming, kind individual and when he was with family he was much appreciated. He will be deeply missed.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Trevor Potter officiating. Interment in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

JOANNE SCHOLDRA
1931 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joanne Scholdra of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Roman Scholdra, passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

KAZ HAYASHIZAKI
1951-2014
Kaz Hayashizaki, beloved husband of Akemi Hayashizaki, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the age of 63 years. A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at First Baptist Church, 1614 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Ron Dirks officiating.

MARCUS KARPATI
1985 ~ 2014
After a courageous battle against cancer, Marcus Karpati passed away peacefully at the age of 29 years, on November 23, 2014 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife. Marcus was born on August 4, 1985 in Victoria, British Columbia to Julius and Joan (Broadhead) Karpati. Marcus graduated from Spectrum Community School in Victoria in 2003. After high school, he attended Camosun College in Victoria for one year before transferring to the University of Lethbridge where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Marcus had a passion for teaching, and he began work for the Lethbridge School District as a teacher for five years in several schools, most recently Fleetwood Bawden, before he had to take a leave due to his illness. Moving to Lethbridge allowed Marcus to not only pursue an education, but to participate in University level soccer, and he was a proud member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn soccer team for five years, and then went on to coach with the program. Soccer opened many doors for Marcus, and he developed many deep and lasting friendships while in the program. This is also where Marcus met his wife, Kathy. They were together for five years and married on a beautiful day in Calgary on July 27, 2013. Marcus and Kathy shared many wonderful memories in their time together and were able to find a great source of comfort and joy in those memories and in each other throughout Marcus¹ battle.
Marcus is survived by his loving wife Kathy (nee: Curtis) of sixteen months; his parents Julius and Joan (Broadhead) Karpati of Calgary; his sister Sarah (Bo) Hill and nephew Brant Marcus of Calgary; his grandma Eileen Broadhead of Victoria; his papa Gyula Karpati of Victoria; his father and mother-in-law Larry and Sue Curtis of Calgary; his sister-in-law Melissa (Mark) Henderson and their children, Parker and Taylor of Lethbridge; and countless friends from all parts of Marcus¹ life. Marcus¹ family would like to extend a very special thank you to our oncology team led by Dr. J. Easaw at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, and the wonderful staff of Unit 46 at the Foothills Medical Centre who provided Marcus with the most amazing care during our stay. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 4th St S, Lethbridge AB. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marcus¹ name are welcome at the Alberta Cancer Foundation at 1 A129, 960 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 (https://albertacancer.ca/donate/in-memory), or to two causes at the University of Lethbridge; the development and maintenance of Karps Korner; a playground space in Marcus¹ honour, or the MK4 Men¹s Soccer Alumni Scholarship honouring honesty, hard work, and loyalty. Donations for either may be made to the University of Lethbridge Men¹s Soccer; University of Lethbridge Athletics Department, 4401 University Dr W, Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4.
“What though the radiance that was once so bright, be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of the glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” – William Wordsworth. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

WILLEM DOEVE
1928 ~ 2014
Mr. Willem Doeve of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Trientje Doeve, passed away on December 1, 2014 at the age of 86 years. A Visitation will be held from 7:30 ­ 8:30pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, December 5, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave. N, Lethbridge, AB, with Rev. Hank Vander Woerd, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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