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Monday, December 22, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 22, 2014.

CANT
MARY FULTON HAIG CANT passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2014 in Magrath at the age of 88 years. Left to celebrate her life are her 7 children: Tricia (Bill), Sheila (John), Ian (Dawn), Brian, Bruce, Debbie, Lynda; 26 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters. Our Mom has gone home to share Christmas with Dad this year. We will miss her but know she is happy and where she has longed to be. A Graveside Dedication will be held at the Magrath Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on December 23rd, 2014. Meet the family at the Magrath Stake Center at 11:30 a.m. with a short Service to follow at noon for friends and family. Luncheon to follow. E-mail your condolences to:
legacycardston@gmail.com

EDITH WINIFRED YOUNG
1921 ~ 2014
Edith Winifred Young of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Gordon Neil Young, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on December 16, 2014 with family at her side. She was 93 years of age. Edith was born in Aldershot, Farnham, England to William and Lily Jessiman, and grew up in Farnborough, Hampshire where she met her late husband Gordon when he was stationed there during World War II. They were married on December 20, 1941 in the Garrison Church in Aldershot. She and her husband moved to Lethbridge to begin their new life with his family after the war. She was survived by a daughter Jean Sera of Coaldale, sons John (Irene) Young of Lethbridge, and Dr. Bruce (Margaret) Young of Shoreview, Minnesota, grandchildren Karen (Don) McNeill, Robert (Natalie) Sera, Mark (Tanya) Sera, Kirsten (Richard Dowker) Young, Stephen (Devon) Young, Jessica (Aaron) Layton, Joshua Young, Genevieve Young, Celeste Young, Elliot Young, Daniel Krajewski as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Isabel Farmer of Victoria, BC, and Christine Gourley & Joan Jessiman, both of England. Besides her loving husband Gordon Neil Young, she was predeceased by all of her siblings and a son-in-law, James Sera. Mom, or Nanny as she was known by her grandchildren, was the glue that held us all together. Her family was her passion and she left this world in the same way that she lived in it, with dignity and grace. She was a great example and encouragement to us all, and will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. A family celebration will be held at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

ELIZABETH EAGLE SPEAKER
1973 ~ 2014
Elizabeth Eagle Speaker passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 41 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

FLORENCE PETRIE
1925 ~ 2014
Mrs. Florence Petrie of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of the late Mr. Norman Petrie, passed away on December 21, 2014 at the age of 89 years. She was survived by her son Jim (Colleen), daughter Charlotte (Charlie), grandsons Terry & Robert, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Florence is predeceased by her husband Norm, her parents Thomas & Charlotte Cardwell, two brothers, and eights sisters. Eve was a registered nurse at the Lethbridge Hospital for 35 years. She graduated from the Galt School of Nursing in 1946. A private graveside service will be held in Archmount Cemetery, with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

GLADYS LEISHMAN
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Gladys Clara Ellen Leishman of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Reece Leishman, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the age 91 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Good Rider ­ Gloria
Gloria Good Rider passed away on December 13, 2014 at the age of 49 years. The youngest of 12 children, born to the Late Sam and Ruth Good Rider of the Piikani Nation. A wake service will be held in her honour at her residence beginning Monday December 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service on Tuesday December 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Piikani Community Hall, in Brocket, AB. Interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Brocket. To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

HUBREGT C. WISKERKE
1935 – 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hubregt on Thursday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 79 in Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Hugh Jack officiating. A Private Family Interment will precede the service. In memory of Hubregt, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 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

KAZIMIERA “KAY” RABSKI
1923 ~ 2014
Mrs. Kazimiera “Kay” Rabski, beloved wife of the late Mr. Marian Rabski, died on December 13, 2014 at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, at the age of 91 years. Kay is survived by her children Alina (Stephen) Halasz, John (Gloria) Rabski, Ted (Diane) Rabski; grandchildren Spring, Gabriella, Bernie, Greg, and Aaron; great-grandchildren Jubiel, Madai, Soaris, Adam, Sarah, Athena, Leo, and Bianca. We love you, Mom. A special thank you to Dr. Robert Strank, Elaine and staff at the Haig Clinic, and also Legacy Lodge for the care you gave Mom. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at St. Basil¹s Roman Catholic Church, officiated by Father Nathan Siray & Deacon Frank Peta. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

KEITH WILLIAMS
of Pincher Creek, beloved husband of Mary Williams, passed away on December 18, 2014 at the age of 92 years. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday December 22, 2014 at EDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME. 966 Elm St, Pincher Creek, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at ST. MICHAEL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 958 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB with Father Silvano Vargas Officiating. Memorial Donations may be made to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or the Good Samaritans Society ~ Vista Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0

KONG
KALUN KONG, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Ka was born in Canton, China in 1930, he grew up in China and in 1977 met, fell in love with, and married Wai-Cheng Chow. A year later in 1978 they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. Once settled, Ka and his wife opened their first restaurant with the family “The Ming Tree” Chinese Food Restaurant. In 1983, he started “The Green Jade” restaurant and ran it until retirement in 1989. Ka sadly lost his wife in the year 2001. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:30
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 WHITE TROLLOPE DUTTON
1924 ~ 2014
Margaret W. Dutton, beloved mother of Jay Buis, Bob Trollope (Nancy), and Liz Connors, Don Dutton (Marta Aragones), and Rick Buis, cherished grand-mother of Natasha (Jason) Buis Deering, Mike Trollope, Chrissy Trollope, Steve Connors and Laura Trollope Blasak, and devoted great-grandmother of Alex and Cole Trollope and Sasha Deering and sister-in-law, Eileen Trollope passed away on December 18, 2014 at the age 90. Margaret was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Edgar (Bud) Trollope (1967) and by her second husband George W. Dutton (1999) and special brother-in-law, Robert Trollope (1999). Born in Saint Lambert Quebec, Margaret lived in various towns in Ontario until adulthood where she primarily resided in Toronto. For the past six years, she has resided in Lethbridge with her oldest daughter and her family. Upon her retirement from retail, her greatest joy include travelling, cruises, stays in Florida, and her participation with Sunnybrook Volunteers Association as a member of the Late Bloomers 1985 to 2008. Mom served as president of SVA 1987-1989 and sat of the hospital board.
To her family, Mom was one of the most inspiring, gracious, witty, kind, supportive and loving lady. We miss her so very much and we can never repay her for all she has taught us. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sunnybrook Volunteers Association, Sunnybrook Medical Health Centre, Toronto, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday December 23, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MIFFLIN
ROBERT MIFFLIN, beloved husband of Priscilla Mifflin, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Funeral Arrangements to be announced once 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

SCHWAB
HENRY SCHWAB, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at the age of 68 years. Henry was a sweet, kind man. He worked as a heavy-duty mechanic with the best of them in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. Henry could tell you about working on a motor at night at -56ºF somewhere up north. He started oiling up his tricycle at age four, laying on his back. A natural born mechanic. He was also an avid gardener and a cook too. Henry is predeceased by his mother Harriet, father Henry and three brothers, Theodore, Charlie and William. He is survived by one sister, Margaret, his first wife Marilyn Schwab and his second wife Mary Ann Schwab, daughters Karen, Wendy and son Ramsey as well as grandchildren Jewel, Jeremy and Michael. Henry was a gentle, jolly soul, one that was so nice to meet. A Celebration of Henry’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. for family and friends.

SPENCE
GEORGE FRASER SPENCE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral Arrangements to be announced once 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

TAM
CHOI HAN TAM “ANNIE”, of Lethbridge, passed away at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at the age of 69 years. Left to cherish the memory of Choi “Annie” are her children; Fred Tam & Sandy Tam, as well as her mother Chau Yuet Yip, Brother K.C. (Chong Kio) Yip, nephews Willie Yip, Bobby Yip and niece Holly Yip. Besides her loving husband Hoi Sun Tam, Choi was predeceased by her father Bill Yip. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. Interment to take place afterwards 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

WILLIAM A. BRIDGER
1941-2014
It is with sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge. AB. Bill was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and after many years dedicated to his career in Edmonton and London, Ontario, he retired with his wife, Rita Spencer, to Lethbridge in 2007. Bill spent most of his working life in Edmonton as a biochemistry researcher, an academic and later in this life, as a senior administrator with universities and research science organizations. He is survived by his three eldest children Keith, Jocelyn and Eric, as well as his youngest daughter Andrea. Bill is remembered by many friends and relatives who showed amazing support and love for Bill over the years. Bill enthusiastically adapted to his new home in Lethbridge, volunteering with the Lethbridge Regional Hospital (Emergency Department), and as a board member with Meals on Wheels. Bill and Rita were grateful for their time together with their great neighbors in the coulees.
A service will be held in January ­ date to be announced tomorrow. Family and Friends will be very welcome to the service and reception to follow. A memorial will also be held at the University of Alberta at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Transplant Society or to the William A. Bridger Lectureship in Biochemistry, University of Alberta Office of Memorial and Tribute Giving, 3-501 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB. (www.biochem.med.ualberta.ca). Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Paul Driedger
1979 – 2014
Paul Driedger, beloved companion of Tasha Henry, passed away in Taber on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the age of 35 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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