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Thursday, January 8, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 8, 2015.

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. Catherine is survived by her brothers Frank Gejdos, and Allan (Kay) Gejdos; sister Toni Tindle; sister-in-law Corinne Gejdos, and nieces and nephews, cousins and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Adam and Mary Gejdos; husband Roy Bradley; and brothers John & sister-in-law Toni Gejdos, Adam Gejdos, Rudy & sister-in-law Mary Slacka; sister Helen & brother-in-law John Kubik. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre for their love and care. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 9, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society, 724 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2T1. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

DORCHAK HEATHER ARDELLE DORCHAK
August 12, 1991 ­
January 5, 2015
³In our lives for too brief a time ­ in our hearts forever²
Daughter, sister, beautiful human being.
Heather is the beloved daughter of Joel and Gwen and sister to Holly (Kelton) Coates and Curtis. Heather will be sadly missed by her grandmothers; LaBelle Dixon and Vicki Dorchak, by her large extended family and many friends. Heather was predeceased by her grandfathers ­ Stewart Dorchak and Hiram Dixon, and by her aunt Lynne Dorchak. Heather was a fifth generation ³Enchant Dorchak². She attended Enchant School to grade 8, graduated from Vauxhall High School in 2009 and received a diploma from the Lethbridge College Special Needs Educational Assistant program in 2013. A diagnosis of medulloblastoma at the age of eight changed Heather¹s life but did not define it ­ rather than dwell on the limitations that childhood cancer imposed, Heather focused on living and enjoying life on the family farm. Education was important to Heather – with a strong work ethic and determination she achieved her goals. Heather was passionate about books, her cats and dogs. All who were privileged enough to know Heather appreciated her quick wit, positive attitude and calm demeanor. Heather¹s family is thankful to each and every person who touched her life. A Funeral Service will be held at the ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jakob Pillibeit officiating. Reception to follow. In remembrance of Heather, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, or simply share the joy of reading with a child.

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 at 1:00pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at THE COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter, #402-740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7. 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 January 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor 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
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

ISABELLE (ISSAPAKI) LANKFORD
1927 ~ 2015
Isabelle (Issapaki) nee 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 St. Michael¹s Health Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta. 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. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JACOB HARMS
1934 ~ 2015
Mr. Jacob Harms of Lethbridge, formerly of Edmonton passed away peacefully at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 80 years. A Memorial service will be held at 3:30pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the St. Michael¹s Health Centre, Palliative Care, 1400 ­9 Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 9Z9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LEO LODERMEIER
1919 ~ 2015
Mr. Leo Lodermeier of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Evelyn Lodermeier, passed away on January 6, 2015 at the age of 95 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday, January 12, 2015 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION, 2405 12 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family interment will be held at Allerston Cemetery, family plot. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LITTLE PLUME
LINDA LITTLE PLUME passed away in Lethbridge on December 30th, 2014 at the age of 67 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, January 10th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. continuing at Linda¹s residence. The Funeral Mass will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Pioneer Cemetery.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

MAVIS STANDING
1914 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mavis Standing of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Herbert John “Bert” Standing, passed away on December 31, 2014 at the age of 100 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Mark Noonan, officiating. Interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

OAKES
1956-2014
GORDON MALCOLM OAKES, of Shaughnessy AB passed away peacefully at home with loving family at his side on Monday December 29, 2014 at the age of 58 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 at Crossroads Community Church, 440 Crescent Ave Picture Butte AB.

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. 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

ROBERT HUMMEL
1920 ~ 2015
Bob and Beth raised a mighty crop on both fronts; a farm full of grain and a house full of kids. Bob joined Beth at the Long Term Care 4 years ago. He was often seen holding her hand and overheard saying, “Love you mommaŠsure doŠall the time.” Robert Wesley Hummel, born November 1, 1920, passed away at Long Term Care in Milk River on January 3, 2015 with his family by his side. His loving wife, Beth Madge Hummel, born October 28, 1920, survives him. At age 94 they recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Bob will be missed by his nine living children, 30 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Bob and Beth¹s children and grandchildren are: Wally (Gloria Michaelis) Hummel and children: Danny Hummel, Toni Rae (Doug) Prusky and Guy Hummel.
Dianne Bianchi Hummel Nelson (Bill Nelson deceased), and children: Kathy (Darren) Frer, Tyler (Janet Racz) Bianchi, Kyla (Paul) Maaker, Shirley Nelson, Billy (Tanya) Nelson, and Cheryl (Ernesto) Molina. Joanne (Gordon – deceased) Rolfe and children: Lori (Ken Hansen) Rolfe and Mike Rolfe. Betty (Dale) Baldwin and children: Bryce Baldwin and Maureen (Ryan) Roberts. Roy (Gail Losey) Hummel and children: Trent (Tamara) Hummel, Jill (Dalton) Rowland, Connie (Bradley) Robertson and Paige (Mike) Tidmarsh. Ruth (Rick) Melvin and children: Patrick Melvin, Scott (Holly) Melvin, Heather Melvin and Jonathan Melvin. Mark Hummel (deceased) and (Karen Sexton) and children: Trevor Sexton and Andrea (Cody) Schalk. Amy (Chuck) Bradley and children: Aaron Bradley, Glen (Janet) Bradley and Nicole (Garrett) Jackson. Doris (Jim) Slag and children: Maureen (Bryan) Schultz, Alison (Eric) Sizer , Jon (Beth) Slag, Lee Slag and Sherri Slag. Dale Hummel. Bob is also survived by his sister, Mabelle Fleming, and his brother-in-law, Paul Madge. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mabelle, his son, Mark, his grandson, Darren Bianchi, his siblings and their spouses; Merle (Gen) Hummel, Daisy (Clarence) Dittbenner, Ruth Lees (Archie) Doty, Edith Kihn (Ed) Loft, a brother-in-law, Bob Fleming, and an infant sister, Alice May. He was also predeceased by Beth¹s siblings and their spouses; Frank (Verna) Madge, Helen (Henry) Salisbury, Grace (George) Snow and a sister-in-law, Nola Madge. Bob lived his life with strength of character coupled with rugged determination and a tenacious ability to focus on his passions. That determination helped him to excel in many endeavors throughout his life; from track and field as a youth to completing the Moonlight Run at age 84. He purchased his father¹s farm and built it up over the years. He had an innate understanding of when and what to plant and he was very proud of his farming achievementsŠhis 3 years as World Barley KingŠhis 50 year contribution to the Canadian Seed Grower¹s Association and driving his horse and buggies in many parades throughout Southern Alberta. He was especially proud in 1999 when chosen to lead the Calgary Stampede Parade, carrying the Honorary Parade Marshall in his horse and buggy. He treasured and respected family, friends and neighbors. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. The family is so grateful for the personal, loving care received from the doctors, nurses and staff in Milk River. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Milk River Cemetery (Box 251 Milk River, AB T0K 1M0). A family Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Milk River Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm at ST. PETER¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main St. N., Milk River, AB. 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.
She will be remembered by three daughters, Marilyn Thompson of Cranbrook, Linda Linden (Ed Cole) of Lethbridge and Rita Thompson of High River, seven grandchildren, Tim (Carol) Linden of Lethbridge, Kimberly Linden (Darren Vucurevich) of Lethbridge, Natalie (Christopher) Campbell of High River, Christopher (Stephanie) Thompson of Calgary, Kristen (John) Kulhawy of Medicine Hat, Brandon Walsh of Calgary and Shelby Robinson of Kelowna, nine great grandchildren, one brother Barton (Shirley) Kesler and two sisters in law, Audrey Kesler and Clara Thompson. Marion is also survived by Tim and Kimberly’s father, Jerry (LauraLee) Linden, Kirsten and Brandon’s father, Alan Walsh, Shelby’s father, Duane Robinson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Lucy & Harley Kesler, her husband Trygve Thompson, one son Daryl Thompson and a brother Lorence Kesler.
Marion was born Dec. 1, 1923 in Lethbridge. She accomplished much in her life, including raising three children. Her love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew her. She was a compassionate and thoughtful woman who loved her family, friends and her pets. She had many talents including singing, painting, crocheting, sewing and baking. Marion will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be sadly missed. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. A Private Family Interment will follow in Archmount Cemetery.
In memory of Marion, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 ­ 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9, Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7.
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.
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

Frank Vance
1959 – 2015
Frank Darren Vance, passed away unexpectedly in Taber on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 55 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with Frank¹s family at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 10, 2015 between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.<http://www.southlandfuneral.com> . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778

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