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Wednesday, January 7, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 7, 2015.

BRENNAN WINDRUM
1987 ~ 2015
Brennan Windrum of Coaldale, beloved son of Donna Windrum and Larry Batalden, passed away on January 1, 2015 at the age of 27 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., with Glenda Wert, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

CATHERINE BRADLEY
1938 ~ 2015
Mrs. Catherine Bradley of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Roy Bradley, passed away on January 5, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

DORCHAK HEATHER ARDELLE DORCHAK
August 12, 1991 – January 5, 2015
“In our lives for too brief a time – In our hearts forever”
Daughter, Sister, beautiful human being.
Heather is the beloved daughter of Joel and Gwen and sister to Holly (Kelton) Coates and Curtis.
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

FRED HESS
1931 ~ 2015
Mr. Fritz “Fred” Hess of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Alida Hess, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 5, 2015 at the age of 83 years at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Leaving Germany in 1955, he started out in Canada alone, adventurous and hardworking. After marrying Alida, the two worked together raising a family, building up a farm with horses, and successfully running their bakery. He was known for his hearty laugh, and good sense of humor. Fred leaves behind his wife of 56 years; his daughters Jacqueline (Gordon), Ingrid, and Monica (Anthony); grandchildren Heather, Jennifer, and Dustin Kuhl, Remko, Apollo, and Til Hess, Ryan and Kali Sayers, and a brother Roland, in Germany. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at THE COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

GILLETT
ROGER MALCOLM GILLETT, beloved husband of Florence Gillett, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the age of 81 years after a long and wonderfully successful life.
Roger is survived by his wife Florence – together for 60 years, their five children, Michael (Andree), Bruce (Sharon), Donna (Don), Pam (Brian), Susan (Tim), ten grandchildren (Kadi, Alli, Quinn, Jennifer, Sarah, Jodi, Jessica, Jacob, Eve, PJ), and four great grandchildren (Cole, Dylan, Reid, Olivia).
Roger was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He worked as a carpenter, construction superintendent and eventually co-owned Gillett Construction with his brother Joe. Roger finished his career working with his son Bruce running RBG construction. Roger married Florrie in 1954 in Lethbridge and together they lived in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Prince George and back to Lethbridge in 1967 where they settled to finish raising their family. Roger was very proud of his family and took great joy in watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Roger had a very strong work ethic and was very generous with his time and property, both evident in the Whitefish cabin that he and Florrie built back in 1987. Nothing gave him more joy than to know his cabin and backyard pool were being enjoyed by his family and friendsŠ unless it was hitting an eagle or hole-in-one. Roger¹s third home was Henderson Lake Golf Course where he shared his passion for golf with everyone. He and Florrie enjoyed time together golfing in their retirement years. Roger nurtured a questionable sense of humor. He was forever repeating shaggy dog stories, and today we only have to repeat the punch line to generate a laugh. No party was complete without him getting everyone to play ³I see a bar? Over thar?² which would end up with party-goers laying on the floor. His smile, his generosity, his handy hands and his friendship will be missed. A Celebration of his life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Glenda Wert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children¹s Hospital – 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5T7. Interment to follow 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

Irene Virtue
November 11, 1927 – December 31, 2014
Loving, brave, generous and with a sharp wit, Irene Virtue was known for her indomitable spirit and enthusiasm. She lived a full and engaging 87 years. She died peacefully and with grace, surrounded by her family. Irene¹s pragmatism was ideally suited to nursing. She completed her B.Sc. at U of A where she met Charles, her beloved ŒChuck¹. Their love and respect for each other was unique and they had an extraordinary 35 years in Lethbridge raising their 6 children. Irene was the force that enabled her children to be so engaged and active in life. She provided a solid foundation and a listening ear to the Œ15th Avenue¹ neighbourhood kids. She was a skier, traveler, fitness buff, hiker, windsurfer, sailor, cycler, and boater ­ and she hosted a great party. An avid reader, she enjoyed discussing social issues and politics and always had an opinion on current events. Irene embraced the move to Calgary, when Charlie was appointed to the Court of Queen¹s Bench. She supported the theatre and shared her love of the arts with friends and grandchildren. With lifelong friends, she hiked in the Bugaboos, bird-watched in Galapagos, enjoyed the cabin on Lasquiti Island, sailed in the Caribbean and boated down rivers in Europe. She cherished her new friendships with her book and bridge clubs and met regularly with her U of A Nursing classmates. Irene navigated transitions seemingly without effort. When Charlie had a severe stroke at the age of 69, she provided the support and encouragement that enabled him to live at home and to continue to enjoy life. She became the competent captain of her ocean cruiser and enjoyed many day and overnight trips in the Gulf Islands until her last outing on the boat at the age of 85. Her move to a retirement residence brought her a great group of new friends who enjoyed many laughs together. Even as she grew older, she rarely turned down an invitation to party, to travel, or to try out a new restaurant. Irene loved her family deeply and she showed that love through her generosity of spirit. Her children, Marni and Steve, George and Carole, Carol and John, Jeph and Julie, Jud and Krista and Jane and Sean meant the world to her. She had a special bond with each one of her grandchildren, Nicolas, Brock, Erica, Jennifer, Molly, Christopher, Nathan, Jordie, Spencer and her adopted grandchild Carlyle, who all appreciated her sense of fun and wisdom. She welcomed their partners Dorotea, Cody, Arel and Ben and was absolutely delighted with Arlo, her first great-grandchild. Irene will be missed by Charlie¹s sister, Carol Snedden, and family and by her brother¹s wife, Francoise Greenwood, and family. Special lifelong friends will remember their ŒBugsy¹ with love. The family thanks Irene¹s doctors, including Dr. Shelly Stokes. A Celebration of Irene¹s life will be held at Calgary Golf and Country Club (One and one half blocks West of Elbow Drive on 50th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial donations in her name may be sent to the Asthma Society of Canada http://www.asthma.ca. In living memory of Irene Virtue, 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.

ISABELLE (ISSAPAKI) LANKFORD
1927 ~ 2015
Isabelle (Issapaki) (Bruised Head) Lankford, of the Blood Reserve, was called home on the morning of January 3, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Isabelle passed away peacefully in her sleep at the St. Michaels Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB. She was born to the late Genevieve and Pete Bruised Head at the Cardston Indian hospital on January 28, 1927. Isabelle attended Residential School at St. Mary¹s on the Blood Reserve and also attended school in Calgary and Edmonton, AB before moving to the USA in 1944.
She left home when she was 16 years old and eventually made her way through Southern California to Los Angeles where she lived for over 50 years. Isabelle worked in clerical and administrative roles throughout her time in LA and came home to visit on several occasions. Isabelle lived and raised her son Tim on Normandie Avenue, just minutes from Hollywood and Downtown LA, until 2011 when she moved home to the Blood Reserve at the age of 85 years. She is the eldest of 8 siblings and is survived by her daughters, Blanche Bruised Head and Vivian Little Bear; grandchildren, Matt (Emily) and Pernell (Marietta) Bruised Head, Robin (Desmond) and Tyler (Trina) Little Bear; great grandchildren, Daniel Red Gun, Lije (Simone), Quinton, Chantry, Aaron (Kelly), Kelly-Ann, Lucky and Crystal Bruised Head, CJ and Halle White Quills, Maple, Aerial and Tye Little Bear; great-great grandchildren Tristan and Crista Red Gun, Teal Nova and Delilah Bruised Head; siblings Joe (Loraine) and Pete Bruised Head, Clara Healy and over 200 nieces and nephews from the Bruised Head family; and numerous relatives from the Blood Reserve. She is predeceased by her son Timothy (Bruised Head) Lankford; Mother and Father; siblings Chester, Everett, Regis and Norbert Bruised Head; grandparents Mike and Louise Blood (maternal) and Halting (English translation) and Maggie Many Bears (paternal). A Funeral Service / Viewing will be held at 2:00pm ­ 7:00pm on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 ST. S., Lethbridge, AB. Prayers to follow from 7:00pm ­ 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Kainai Food Bank Society, Main Street, Stand Off, AB T0L 1Y0.

LEO LODERMEIER
Mr. Leo Lodermeier of Milk River, beloved husband of Evelyn Lodermeier, passed away on January 6, 2015 at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARULE
MARIE SMALL FACE-MARULE passed away in Lethbridge on December 31st, 2014 at the age of 70 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, January 10th at 1:00 p.m. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

OWL
DARREN RAYMOND OWL, beloved husband of Renee Spear Chief of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at the age of 42 years. For more information, please contact Streets Alive Mission 403-320-1159.
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

PIONTEK
April 1, 1928 ~ January 4, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of MARION “CURLY” PIONTEK, of Lethbridge, on Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his wife Doreen of 33 years and her children, Alan (Lynne) Harrold of Coaldale, Doug (Nina) of Lethbridge, Glen (Karen) of Red Deer, Keith (Barb) of Lethbridge and Dale of Edmonton as well as 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Curly also leaves behind his wife from his first marriage of 17 years Donna Bryam, and their children; Roxanne (Dwight) Coughlin of Rimbey, Ab, Diane Burla of Lethbridge, Brad (Patti) Piontek of Kelowna, B.C., four grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Curly is survived by his sister Jayne Stabb of Lethbridge, and brother Stan Piontek of Vancouver, B.C. He is predeceased by his parents, Helen and Steve Piontek and sister Sofie. Curly was born and raised in Lethbridge, Ab after his parents immigrated from Poland in 1927. He did various jobs in his younger years until he gained full time employment with Canadian Freightways for 18 years which brought him into retirement. Curly enjoyed camping, fishing, and afternoon trips to the casino. A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating. Interment to follow 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

RICHARD TUTT
1930 ~ 2015
Mr. Richard James Tutt of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Shirley Tutt (nee MacSwain) passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Coaldale Health Centre on January 2, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Richard and Shirley had a good marriage and many good times together. They were best friends. They are both greatly loved and sadly missed. Richard is survived by his children Paul, George, Judy & Shirley; his numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Besides his loving wife Shirley, Richard was predeceased by his daughter Rita (1964); brother Henry John “Jack” (1997). A Visitation will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 Ave., Coaldale, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 Ave., Coaldale, AB, with Deacon Ray Wagner, officiating.

RICK WADE WOOD
1957 ~ 2015
(the man with a heart of gold)
Mr. Rick Wood of Lethbridge, passed away on January 2, 2015 at the age of 57 years. Rick was born in Lethbridge on October 17, 1957. He went to school in Lethbridge, then attended the University of Lethbridge where he received a degree in management. After graduating from the University, he worked at Triple M Housing until his passing. Rick was a good hearted man with a great sense of humour who enjoyed spending time with family & friends. He cherished his job, and his co-workers were an extension of his family. Rick had a true love for all animals, especially dogs; his beloved Echo always by his side. Rick was a proud Uncle who loved his nieces and nephews, supporting them in all of their endeavors. They have many fond memories of him making them laugh and knowing that he was always there; never missing a game, recital, or any other events ­ with a toonie in hand. Rick will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a very special man that gave and loved unconditionally. He is survived by his parents Joe and Ann Wood. His brother Garnett (Shannon) Wood and their children , Jaimee and Brittyn; brother Rob (Gail) Wood and their children Thane, Brittney, and Hailey; sister T.J (Ryan) Loo and their children Madyson and R.J; and his beloved dog, Echo. At Rick¹s request, there will be no funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A 129, 960-19th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 or the Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROBERT HUMMEL
1920 ~ 2015
Mr. Robert Hummel of Milk River, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Hummel, passed away on January 3, 2015 at the age of 94 years. A family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Milk River Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at ST, PETERS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 201-2 Avenue NE, Milk River, AB, with Marian Martin, officiating.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

THOMPSON
MRS. MARION CATHERINE THOMPSON, beloved wife of the late Trygve Thompson, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 91 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

WALDNER
JAKE WALDNER SR., beloved husband of Elizabeth Waldner, of Rockport Colony, AB, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 86 years. A Wake will be held at the ROCKPORT COLONY, eight miles south and two miles east of Magrath, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 12:30 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the ROCKPORT COLONY, on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:30 P.M.
Interment to take place at the Rockport Colony.

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