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Wednesday, December 31, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 31, 2014.

CLARK
IRENE CLARK, beloved wife of the late Ted Clark, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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COBY WALDREN
Passed away, at the age of 94, Coby, (Jacoba) Elizabeth Waldren, nee Van Bronswyck, a beloved mother, grandmother (Oma) and great- grandmother. Coby was born on Feb. 10, 1920, in Vlissingen, Holland, to a merchant marine, Jacobus van Bronswyck and his wife, Lies (Beuker). She and her family, including her brother Leo and sister Marie, moved to The Hague a few years later. By the late 1930¹s, Coby had taken the trade of a hairdresser. During World War II, Coby had to work on farms to provide food for the family. After the Liberation in 1945, she met Canadian Army Private Homer “Wally” Waldren whom she married when she moved to Lethbridge in 1948. They had a son (Robert) a year later and a daughter (Deborah) in 1955. By 1956, she opened the well-known “Coby¹s Beauty Shop” on 13 St. N. She added a beauty school, a children¹s and a women¹s clothing shop to the business. She also owned stores in other locations, such as a beauty school on 7th St. S., and the “Cinderella Children¹s Clothing Store” on 3rd Ave. S. Coby also bought and sold many houses in town, turning them into successful rental properties. Her husband Wally predeceased her in 1970. After her retirement in 1980, Coby travelled extensively. She took many cruises and enjoyed long stays in Hawaii and Holland. She and her friends Finn Miller and George Vickers (and their dogs) drove through the Southwest U.S. in the early 1980s. She settled down to spend winters at the Sky Valley Park, in Desert Hot Springs, California, from 1986-2011, a true snow bird. In her last few years, she enjoyed playing bridge and crib at the local seniors¹ centres, and the Casino. She resided comfortably at St. Therese Villa. She died in her sleep on December 24, 2014. She had a long life well-lived, working hard, and always enjoyed her freedom and friends. Coby was tough and independent, but generous and hospitable in spirit, always supportive of those around her.
She is survived by her son Robert Waldren, her daughter Debra Leinweber (Phillip), her three grandchildren Maya, Allan and Bryan (Leah) and two great-grandchildren Lily and Jude. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10th at Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, or Save the Children Canada.

CURLE, Edna Alberta
July 10, 1916 – December 28, 2014
Mrs. Edna Alberta Curle (Brown) of Claresholm passed away at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on December 28, 2014 at the age of 98 years. She is survived by her son David (Julie) Curle of Spanish Fork, Utah; her daughter-in-law Janet Curle (Shearer); her seven grandchildren Shauna Spiers, Laurie James, Susie Bishoff, Jared Curle, Brad Curle, Heather Lessley and Holly Fenn; her great-grandchildren; her sister Elsie Bowen and her brother Stanley (Vera) Brown; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was predeceased by her husband David on October 1, 2004; her son Mel on February 8, 2006; her parents Ernest and Carrie-May Brown; her brothers Elmer, Murray, Mervin and Harvey; and her sister Vera. Edna was born in the White Lake District. She married David in 1938 and they farmed in the Granum District until retiring to Claresholm in 1980. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Leyden¹s Funeral Home (4079-1st Street West, Claresholm). Interment to follow at the Claresholm Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to pay their respects may consider donations to the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre (c/o Box 700, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

DANIEL SUPRANOW
1916 ~ 2014
Mr. Daniel Supranow of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sophie Supranow, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on December 26, 2014 at the age of 98 years. Daniel was born on October 10, 1916 in Gluszyce, Poland. Son of Michal Supranow and Elzbieta Miziurko. He immigrated to Canada in 1950 where he worked as a sugar beet labourer and later was employed by Safeway for 28 years. He enjoyed camping with his family in Waterton, Radium and Banff. Besides his loving wife Sophie, Daniel is survived by his daughter Renate Walser; four grandchildren Susan Walser, Robert, Michael & David Walser; Great grandchildren Jasmine, Ryan, Richard Vanderwal, Adam, Christopher Vanderwal, Matthew, Sarah, Pamela, Mitch, Taylor and McKenzie; Great-great grandchildren Treyton, Linnea, Zachary and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 2, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Deacon Ray Wagner, officiating. Interment will follow in Archmount Cemetery. Send condolences at
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DAY RIDER
JOYCE DEANNA DAY RIDER, wife of Michael Mountain Horse, passed away in Cardston on December 23rd, 2014 at the age of 44 years. A Candlelight Service will be held at Michael¹s residence on Friday, January 2nd at 3:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, January 4th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

DOREEN (LILLY) WILKIE
1928 ~ 2014
Mrs. (Lilly) Doreen Wilkie of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Donald Wilkie, passed away on December 17, 2014 at the age of 86 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Canon Allan McQuaig, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Erna Kelly
Erna Kelly, long time and much loved resident of the Crow¹s Nest Pass, Beaver Mines, and Pincher Creek, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2014 at the age of 101. Erna was born in Bellevue, AB in 1913. Erna is survived by her brother Otto of Rocky Mtn. House, AB. She was predeceased by her dad and mom Joseph and Louise, her sister Paula of Whitehorse, YK; her brothers Ed of Lethbridge, AB and Joe of Kelowna, BC. She had 25 nieces and nephews and many more great and great great nieces and nephews. Tea at Erna¹s is a memory many will treasure. Erna enjoyed a full life. She loved to read and learn. She placed great value on her independence. She will be sadly missed by friends and family alike. Erna¹s 100th birthday party was cancelled because of heavy rains & flooding in 2013 therefore a celebration of her life will be held in June 2015. Date, place and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations go to Alberta Children¹s Hospital 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

GALLANT
Mr. JAMES EUGENE “JIM” GALLANT, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy May Gallant of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Roque Perreira Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the The Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1W5.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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GILLETT
ROGER MALCOLM GILLETT, beloved wife of Florence Gillett, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

HEALY-SPEAR CHIEF
MARY RITA, beloved wife of the late Grant Healy and daughter of the late Allen & Isabelle Spear Chief, was called home to be with our Creator on December 28th, 2014 at the age of 62 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, January 6th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

HOFER
October 12, 1939 ­ – December 29, 2014
PETER J. HOFER, quietly and peacefully left our world and passed into the arms of God, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Rachel Hofer, father to Ben, Jerry, Peter, Kenneth (Linda), Rueben (Dorothy), Susie and Pauline, all of Enchant, Dora (Peter) Mountain View, Rosa (Jonathon) of Box Elder. He had 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Enchant Colony. Interment to follow.

IVES
MR. SYDNEY IVES, beloved husband of Jessie Witbeck of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

JOHNSON, Edward Everest
Edward Everest (Ev) Johnson, 94, passed away December 26, 2014 at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, AB. He was born on September 23,1920 in Enchant, AB to parents Warren and Harriet Johnson. He married Imogene Batty on February 4, 1947 in Calgary, AB. He is survived by his two sons, Lynn (Gayle) Johnson, Blair (Ginny) Johnson, daughter Robyn Humphrey, five grandchildren: Carrie, Jamie, Season, Lani, Drew, and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Warren and Harriet Johnson, loving wife Imogene, and siblings Marion (Les) York, Melvin (Jean) Johnson, Allen (Ruby) Johnson, Edna (Ted) Kurtz, and Mildred(Ralph) Byrne. Ev was in the RCAF from 1940-1949 where he was a flight engineer and obtained a commission. He retired from the Air Force and purchased farmland adjacent to Picture Butte, AB. where he farmed until 1956. He bought the family homestead three miles out of town and was there until 1969. He enjoyed his days in Picture Butte and had many good friends there.
From 1968-1969 Ev completed his Auto Body Mechanic Ticket at ‘Bullocks Auto Body’ in Lethbridge, AB. He greatly enjoyed working for the Bullocks and they dubbed him “The Bishop”; even painting it on his tool box. In 1969 Ev attended the U of A on a bursary from Medicine Hat Technical High School and obtained his teaching certificate. From 1970 to 1984 Ev taught at the Medicine Hat Vocational High School. During the summers he worked on his Bachelor of Arts at the U of A and completed that by 1976.
In 1984 Ev retired and he and Imogene moved to Lethbridge. During his lifetime Ev enjoyed many things such as photography, history, coin/stamp collecting, walking/hiking, archery, and woodworking. Ev was known to make beautiful wood replicas of train sets and antique cars. He loved to read biographies and books about science. His favourite pastime was wandering the coulees looking for rocks and artifacts.
Ev will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humour and his catch phrase “Never get excited”.
The family would like to thank the staff at Legacy Lodge for looking after him in his final years.
At Ev¹s request, no service will be held.

LUIGI GLAVINA
1935 ~ 2014
Luigi Glavina of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Nevia Glavina passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 27, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Luigi Glavina was born on the 9th of October, 1935 in Capodistria, Italy. He was the third of five brothers. Luigi immigrated to Canada in 1957 and lived in Edmonton for 7 years before settling in Lethbridge. He married Nevia in 1961 and together they had two children. He worked at Parrish and Heimbecker (formerly Ellison Milling Co.) for 28 years. Luigi loved his family dearly and worked hard throughout his life to provide for them and to give his kids a better life. Through his example, he instilled in his children a strong work ethic and good moral values. He liked to be active and enjoyed his daily walks. During the summer months Luigi loved gardening and spent many hours tending to his vegetable plants especially his prized tomatoes. Every September, until he was able, he was excited by the arrival of grapes to make wine that was enjoyed and praised by family and friends. Besides his loving wife Nevia, Luigi is survived by his son Franco Glavina of Calgary, his daughter Laura and son-in-law Andy Chan of Franklin, Massachusetts, and his three granddaughters Kiara, Elana, and Caylee as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families in Italy.
Luigi was predeceased by his parents, Paolo and Maria, and his four brothers, Paolo, Bruno, Antonio, and Marino. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, January 2, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 ­ 12 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

NEDILENKO
STEFANIA “STELLA” NEDILENKO, beloved wife of the late Bill Nedilenko, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society-Park Meadows Village on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at the age of 95 years. At Stella’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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RARICK
DALLAS RARICK, beloved fiance of Susan Roth, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, December 29th, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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STAPLES
WALT STAPLES, beloved husband of 60 years to Clara Staples of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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STORFIE
MARY STORFIE passed away at the Southwood Care Centre in Calgary, on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 97 years. Mary is survived by her daughter Reva (Ed) Dowse and her son Marv (Irene) Storfie; granddaughter Katherine (Ben) Bauer; great granddaughter Capri Bauer as well as numerous step family members. A Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM with Mike Gray officiating.

WILHELM DUDA
1923 ~ 2014
“Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him and He will act.” – Psalm 37:5
On December 24th Willy passed into the arms of his Saviour with his wife Elsie at his side. We will remember him for his deep love of family, his love of his adopted land, Canada, especially the beauties of Alberta, his amazing talent for fixing all things mechanical and his great enthusiasm for fishing.
Willy was born on March 17, 1923 in Wiesengrund, Germany, to Wilhelm and Maria Duda. He was the eldest of eight children, Emanuel, Paul, Elisabeth, Gertrude, twins Adolf and Emma, and Guenter, who all predeceased him. From 1929-1937 he attended school and then took 3 years of apprenticeship to become a machinist. On April 15, 1942 he joined the Luftwaffe. In 1945 he was captured by English troops and stayed in a prison camp until January 1946. He then went to the East Zone where he married Agathe Koslowsky. In 1948, together with Agathe, her mother and their two sons, they escaped from the east with the help of MCC Canada and went to Camp Gronau in West Germany. There he worked for the MCC repairing cars and chauffeuring MCC workers. In September 1950 the family emigrated to Coaldale, Alberta where they attended the Mennonite Brethren Church. Life wasn¹t always easy, but with God¹s help their remaining three sons were born and Willy supported the family by working at Harry¹s Auto with the mechanic¹s licence he obtained in Calgary. In addition, he built three houses and still found time to take his family water skiing, fishing and camping. Willy retired in 1985 to care for his wife Agathe who predeceased him in October, 1986. In fall of 1990 Willy met Elsie Wieler and they married on September 5, 1992. For 22 wonderful years they enjoyed travelling, working in the garden and visiting with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Coaldale, Manitoba and New Jersey.
Willy was predeceased by his son Guenter (Kathi). He is survived by his sons Hans (Jean), Walter (Karen), George (Kathy), and Ron as well as 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was stepfather to Elenore (Roland), Hannah (David) and Rick as well as 4 step-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 2, 2015 at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 St., Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson & Pastor George Klassen, officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at Coaldale Hospital as well as all the family and friends (especially Linda) that were such constant visitors and support during Willy¹s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC Alberta, 210, 2946 – 32 St. NE Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7). Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

William C. (Bill) Deurloo, passed away December 27, 2014, at the age of 78, at his residence in Lethbridge. Bill was born July 7, 1936 in Claresholm. In 1942 his family moved to the Innisfail area where he attended Buffalo Creek School. In 1947, they moved back to the Granum area where Bill continued his schooling. He then attended Olds Agricultural College for 2 years before returning to help on the family farm and later purchased his own farm also in the Granum area. In November 2000, he retired to Lethbridge where he lived until his passing. He is survived by 5 children: Grant (Jeanette) Deurloo, Jim (Jackie) Deurloo, Sherri Deurloo, Lori (John) Van Eck, and Suellen (Neal) Konynenbelt; and 9 grandchildren: Cameron, Lyndon and Graham Van Eck; Kari (Steve) Kapteyn; Paul, Ted, and Jeff Deurloo; and Christopher and Benjamin Deurloo; a sister Joan Van Waardhuizen; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents: Chris (1985) and Rita (1991) Deurloo; and 2 grandsons: Justin Konynenbelt (1987) and Tyler Konynenbelt (1991). Interment will be at 12:30 P.M. Friday, January 2, 2015 in the Granum Christian Reformed Church Cemetery. Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in THE GRANUM CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Granum, AB with Pastor Jim Zondervan of First CRC , Lethbridge, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204 ­ 2323 ­ 32 Ave N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3

Elizabeth Reimer
1996 – 2014
Elizabeth Hamm Reimer, beloved daughter of Cornelius and Eva Reimer, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident near Scandia on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 18 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 between 4:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Vauxhall (travel north of Vauxhall on Highway 36 ten kilometres, then nine kilometres west and finally one kilometre south of the Circle Hill Community Hall) on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Old Colony Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Mary Milliken
1926 – 2014
Mary Jane Milliken, beloved wife of Bruce Milliken, passed away in Taber on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 88 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. A commital service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Ethel Krizsan
1910 – 2014
It is with sadness that the family of Ethel Anna Krizsan (nee Panczak) announces her passing on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 104 years and 5 months. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Ethel is survived by her son Bill (Audrey) Krizsan of Barnwell, son-in-law Ralph Thomson of Lethbridge, youngest sister Isabelle (Leslie) Androkovich, ten grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Mother was predeceased by her husband Andrew Sr., son Andrew Jr., daughter Ethel Thomson, granddaughter Connie Spittal, parents John and Julia Panczak, sisters and brothers-in-law Julia (Frank) Jablonkay, Teresa (Louis) Molnar, Caroline (Tom) Kaytor, Elizabeth (Frank) Goulle, brother John (Helen) Panczak and infant brother Bert as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ethel was born on July 24, 1910 in Emod, Borsod Megye Hungary to parents John and Julia Panczak. Mother arrived with her family as a young eighteen year old woman to Grassy Lake, on March 1, 1928 on a snowy spring morning ­ to the waiting home of her sister Julia and Frank Jablonkay who had emigrated earlier. The harsh prairie spring that greeted her left a lasting impression and for the remainder of her life and she wistfully lamented to return to southern Europe and the home of her youth. She and her husband Andrew Sr. were able to travel to visit family in Hungary ten times between 1959 and 1985 where they renewed loving family ties and friendships. Following her whirlwind engagement (three days) she married her husband of fifty six years in St. Mary¹s Catholic Church in Calgary on November 12, 1928 whereupon they travelled to Andrew¹s homestead in Lac La Biche, Alberta. The northern years were difficult times but the loving friendships they developed lasted a lifetime. After seven years, and the birth of two sons (Andrew and Bill), they moved to the Barnwell area in 1935 where they purchased a farm and raised their family which now included a daughter (Ethel). She and Grandpa retired to Taber in 1965 where she lived in the home they had built with their own hands until her ninety sixth birthday.
Grandma was an amazing cook ­ her bread, doughnuts, soups, pastries, cabbage rolls and homemade Hungarian food created memories for her entire family of their home being full of family and friends gathered for all types of celebrations including Christmas, Thanksgiving, graduations, birthdays, weddings and any other reason which would bring them together. Ethel was active in the Taber Hungarian Society and helped cook for many of the old fashioned Hungarian wedding feasts held in and around Taber. She organized young people and put on plays and taught traditional Hungarian dancing. She was also a long time member of the St. Augustine¹s Catholic Women¹s League. Grandma had, even until the day she passed, an incredible memory of her life. From memories of her father being wounded in World War One and suffering in a prisoner of war camp, to her youth (she never kissed not even one single boy), to her immigration to Canada and her many travels back to the old country. Great Grandma was always well dressed and knew that you were not ready to appear in public unless your coordinated outfit included a hat, purse and shoes and lots of jewelry. Until her passing she never went to dinner without being stylishly dressed. During her 104 years of life she witnessed countless changes to the world around her. As she witnessed and experienced these changes her family remembers most her many prayers on their behalf, her unchanging faith in Jesus Christ and her unfailing devotion to her God.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ethel¹s name may be made directly to St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church (Youth Ministry), 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T4. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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