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Friday, January 9, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 9, 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. 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. Send condolences at
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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. A Reception will be held following the Service at the Legion Hall,North Door, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S.

DORCHAK HEATHER ARDELLE
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.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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Dr. MARIE SMALLFACE MARULE (Isstoikamo¹saakii: Winter Thief Woman) passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 31st, 2014 at the age of 70 years. A woman who spent her life building communities of cultural knowledge: Marie Smallface-Marule of the Blood Reserve. Education had long been important to Marie Smallface-Marule, a member of the Blood Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy. She saw it as an integral part of community development. ³My father wanted me to fight for First Nations causes,² she said. ³He knew education was needed to do that effectively. I wanted to get a good education as a means to an end Š People have to inform and empower themselves to facilitate real community development.² Marie was one of the first First Nations women to gain a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Alberta, where she completed her Masters¹ course work in Anthropology. She was one of the first First Nations women to travel to Africa with CUSO as a volunteer in Community Development and Adult Literacy in Zambia. It was as a result of these travels that she began her quest to work on human rights issues. Upon her return, she was the Executive Assistant to Grand Chief George Manuel, and was later the Executive Director of the National Indian Brotherhood, the forerunner of the Assembly of First Nations. Despite her success at school, Smallface-Marule recognized that education encouraging assimilation and indoctrination did not serve aboriginal students well. She worked on developing education that respected cultural heritage and included indigenous identity. Marie became president of Red Crow Community College, a tribal college on the Blood Reserve, in 1991. As president of RCCC, Smallface-Marule developed an institution designed to meet the needs of aboriginal students. ³It is important that our culture, traditions and knowledge as Kainai (Blackfoot people) be transferred to future generations through our own institutions,² she said. ³We need to make education more relevant to our community.² This philosophy led to the development of the Kainai Studies Program at RCCC. Marie helped spearhead the Niitsitapi Teacher Education program. The first group of First Nations teachers trained in Blackfoot Education curriculum (a degree granted jointly by RCCC and the University of Lethbridge) graduated in June 2006. ³We are linking First Nations knowledge and culture to other programs such as nursing, agriculture, and science,² Smallface-Marule said, ³to make it part of people¹s lives in more conscious and academic ways.² In addition to teaching at institutions such as the University of Lethbridge, for over a decade, she also served as chief administrator of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. She was also founder and president of the First Nations Adult Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC) and was vice-chair of the National Association of Indigenous Institutions of Higher Learning (NAIIHL). Her other activities include acting as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Blood Tribe Police Commission; Chair and Member of the Blood Tribe Elections Appeal Board; Chair and Vice-Chair of Indian News Media; Secretary of the Indian Association of Alberta; and Chief Administrator of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. Over the years, Ms. Smallface-Marule has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa and South America to gain respect for indigenous voices around the world. For her work as an educator and advocate of human rights for Aboriginal people around the world, Smallface-Marule was presented with the 1995 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for education. She was also honoured with the Queen¹s Jubilee Medal for outstanding community and educational service. In 2005, Marie received the Centennial Medal of Alberta for her work in Education & Community Development. In 2006 the Athabasca University awarded Marie a Doctor of Letters for her achievements and in June 2010 Marie also received from the University of Calgary a Doctor of Law for her achievements. At the Red Crow Community College 25th Anniversary, she was given an upright headdress through a transfer ceremony conducted by members of the College¹s Elders Council. Most recently, in April 2014, she received the Esqoao Dorothy McDonald Leadership Award and the Circle of Honour. Marie leaves behind her three loving daughters, Tsuaki Marule, Debbie Minyard, and Refilwe Marule McLean, her former husband, Jacob Marule and their grandchildren, Kristen, Logan, London, Madyson, and Jack. Her sons-in-law Paul McLean, Christopher Hegg, and Dallas Ducharme. Her siblings Laura Gervais, and brother-in-law Floyd (Bob) Gervais, Charlie Smallface and wife Marge Fox Smallface, Geraldine Many Fingers, Georgette Fox. Nieces and nephews J.R. Manson, Kim Smallface, Norma Smallface, Tom Gervais, Melissa Gervais, Brandy and Keith Skunkcap, Lou Ann Minyard, Faith Ann Gervais, her children Desiree and C.J. , Kirby Many Fingers and his wife Brenda Many Fingers, Chelsea, J.R and Scott Many Fingers, Billie Jo OneSpot, Jodi Fox, Kim Bruised Head, Katelynn Smallface, Marc Anderson, Dale and Richard Trombley, Hank Flammond, Wayne and Caroline Twigg, MaryAnn Crow Healy, Nikki White Quills, Joe Panther Bone, Myra Crow, and countless other grand-nieces and nephew, including the numerous Williams-Freeman members. Marie also leaves an overwhelming number of additional family, and friends. Marie was pre-deceased by her parents Emil and Olive Smallface, her siblings, Elaine, Alan, Hazel, Peggy, Jim Twigg, C.M. Tallow, and Emil Jr., Georgina Williams-Freeman, Doris and Jack Parker and sister-in-law Laverne. As well as, her nieces and nephews, June, Lauren Jo and Ed Bob Gervais, Casey Singer, Curtis Smallface, and Davy Smallface. 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

FRITZ “FRED” HESS
1931 ~ 2015
Mr. Fritz “Fred” Hess of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Alida Hess, passed away on January 5, 2015 at the age of 83 years. 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. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

GERALD DOUGLAS ROBERTS,
husband of Deirdre Coma, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the age of 74.
Gerry was born August 2, 1940 in Edmonton to parents Anna and Edward Roberts. He was the fifth child of seven children and was raised in Edmonton. He married Sonja Johnson in 1962 and had daughter Kimberly in 1972. He worked for Alberta Government Telephones for 36 years in many different capacities, which also included a stint at the Alberta Legislature, until his retirement in 1993. While in Edmonton, he was instrumental in getting the Big Brother Program started and cherished his time as a Board Member for the Good Samaritan Society. When Sonja passed away in 1992, he met Deirdre, left the big city and moved to Fort Macleod in 1994. Here they ran Mackenzie House Bed and Breakfast together. Gerry took to small-town life like a duck to water. During his 22 years in Fort Macleod, he loved his daily walks near Union Cemetery which for many years were done with his dog Major. He enjoyed talking with people he met on these daily walks. He had his beloved Model T for many years. He had a love for golf, and was generous with his time mentoring several young people in this sport. He always looked forward to visits from his four grandchildren. He performed many acts of generosity in the community that he would rather only the recipients knew about rather than the general public. Whenever he saw a need, he filled it, especially if it involved young people. He always lent an informative ear to people who needed advice. He will be greatly missed by his wife Deirdre, daughter Kimberly (Dean), grandchildren Luke, James, Sonja and Julia. He is survived by four brothers, Ed, Bill, John and Jim and a sister, Joan. Gerry was predeceased by his parents, his first wife Sonja and his brother George. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN, 320 21st, Fort Macleod, AB with reverend Pilar Gateman officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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 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
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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JACOB (JAKE) HARMS
1934 ~ 2015
Mr. Jake 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. Jake had a very courageous battle with cancer and always kept a stiff upper lip as he went through five years of treatments. Many thanks to the many doctors and nurses and the palliative team at St. Michaels Health Centre for the encouragement, kindness and care that they provided for him. It was a long journey, with a peaceful end. Jake is survived by daughters, Sharon (Cal) Wojtowicz and Brenda Trockstad, his brother Henry Harms and sister Nettie (Elmer) Boehr, grandchildren, Cam, Curtis (Kristin), Marcy (Nick), Sharla, Carley (Dave), Nikki (Erica), and great grandchildren, Davey, Cruz, Owen, Ava, Ethan and stepchildren, Sandy (Tom), Dean (Susan) and step grandchildren, Peyton, Taylor-Lynn, Mallory and Brooke and special friend, Diane Houston.
Jake was predeceased by his cherished companion Deanna Neville, his parents and nine siblings.
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

JOYCE HOSACK
1932 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joyce Evangeline Catherine Hosack (nee Perrich) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ross Hosack, passed away at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 10, 2015.at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. 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. Leo was born at home in the Allerston district on March 29, 1919 to Paul and Theresa (Kascht) Lodermeier. After attending school for 8 years, Leo ended formal education, as many did in those years. He struck out on his own, working at various local jobs before settling down. In the late 1940s he purchased land at Masinasin and in 1948 he married Evelyn Thielen. In the early 1950s they built a new home on the property. He and Evelyn had two children, Teresa, born in 1955 and Darrell, born in 1957. Leo worked a traditional mixed farm, growing cereal grains, as well as raising a few cattle and chickens. Leo was also a well-regarded caretaker of Masinasin School for many years, and a long-standing member of St Isidore¹s, then St. Patrick¹s Catholic Parishes. In 1981 Leo and Evelyn retired to Lethbridge where they have lived in their own home ever since. Leo is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn. He was predeceased by both of his children. He is also survived by 5 grand-daughters: Suzanne Lodermeier (Steven Sibley), Kelly (Mike) Marcotte, Marina (Brad) Balog, Kristina McAdam and Vanessa Lodermeier (Robbie Rolfe); his son-in-law, Peter McAdam and daughter-in-law, Rita Lodermeier; as well as three great grandsons: Jordan & Riley Sibley-Lodermeier and Braxton Balog.
A gentle man, with a kind smile and warm heart, Leo will be missed by all. 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.
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MARJORIE T. PLEYM
Dec. 16, 1918 – Dec.30, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother. Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Julius in 1972. She will be greatly missed by her four children and spouses, ten grandchildren and spouses and twenty one great grandchildren. A huge thank you to the caring staff at Sunny South Lodge, Coaldale. In keeping with Marjorie¹s wishes, there will be no formal service.

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

McGREGOR
MALCOLM McGREGOR, beloved husband of the late Betty June McGregor, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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MCINNIS
1924-2015
Pauline McInnis of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at St. Michael¹s Health Centre, at the age of 90 years. A Memorial Mass and scattering of ashes will take place at a later date in Saskatchewan.
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MINTZ
RONALD HOWARD MINTZ, beloved husband of Sandra Mintz, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away following a hard-fought, ten-year battle with cancer, on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, at 48 years of age.
Besides his loving wife, Ron is survived by his teenage sons, Brandon and Ethan Mintz, of Lethbridge, AB., his mother, Dorothy Mintz, of Edmonton, AB., and his siblings, Gary Mintz (Debbie Senner) of Edmonton, AB., and Dianne Arndt (Guy), of Powell River, BC. Ron was pre-deceased by his father, Edwin Mintz. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service, which will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. Reception to follow. Ron and Sandra wish to express immense gratitude and thanks to the Lethbridge physicians, and their teammates, who supported them so well, making a tremendous difference in their lives, namely- Dr. Brenda Ireland, Dr. Abdul Shukkoor, Dr. Dinesh Witharana, Dr. Patrick Oviatt, Dr. Abhijit Ghose, Dr. Xander VanderPoll, Dr. Wendy Takeda, and Dr. Brad Hagen, as well as BJ Milman-Fritz, and the staff of St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. You are each angels on earth, and we give thanks for you all. Ron was a born and raised Edmontonian, who fell in love with Lethbridge, where his in-laws lived. Ron enjoyed a career with Don Wheaton Chev Olds in Edmonton, at their flagship dealership, as a Red Seal, GrandMaster Automotive Mechanic. What he enjoyed even more, was restoring classic vehicles, and building his own race cars. He took tremendous pride and enjoyment in this work, and the prevalent “car scene” in Lethbridge was just one of the factors that drove him to insist on a family move to Lethbridge in 2008. Ron wholly embraced fatherhood, and his sons were a tremendous source of love, pride, joy and focus in his life. He adored his sons from the minute they were born, and was very grateful for the time that he was able to have with them, shaping, nurturing, guiding, and loving them. He would have liked many more years with them, but was relieved and grateful for each extra year that he was given, thanks to his excellent medical care. Ron felt that if one didn’t do a great job in parenting their children, then no other life accomplishments much mattered. Ron was much loved by his family and friends. He was universally considered to be a really great guy; the kind of person who was liked and respected by all who knew him. Ron was honourable, kind, fun to be around, and had a gentle disposition. Ron¹s sweetness and pureness of heart and spirit makes his tragic loss especially difficult to bear. He will be honoured, loved and remembered in perpetuity. In memory of Ron, donations may be made to Kidney Cancer Canada – 4936 Yonge Street, Suite 226, Toronto, ON M2N 6S3, an invaluable source of support to Ron and Sandra. An online book of condolences can be signed at cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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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.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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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

ROBERT WALLACE TRAIN
(March 15, 1936-January 6, 2015)
“If more people would hug instead of push away, there would be less trouble in the world” (Bob Train).
The legacy of “Grampy” Bob Train lives on in the strong thread of love he has woven throughout the lives he has touched. He gave of himself in all areas of his life and instilled in his family a love for one another and the direction to “serve your community and those around you”. Southern Alberta was such a big part of Bob, he travelled all over throughout his trucking career and made friends wherever he went. He believed strongly in giving to your community and believed strongly in the people of Fort Macleod. Bob worked at Vanee Livestock for 38 years and was more than just a truck driver, he was family. He loved trucking, loved driving and loved the people he met along the way. Bob was also a very active member of the Fort Macleod Lions club for many years. If you ever ate the mouthwatering roast beef cooked by the Lion’s Club, it was likely Bob had a hand in it. Bob will be deeply missed by his Children: Sally Plourde (partner Dan Gray), Susan Risser (husband Dale Risser), Rob Train, Dean Wilson (children Kendra and Mitchell) and Sandra Young (husband Mark Young), Ron Akins (wife Barb); Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren: Tara Walker (husband Darryl Walker, children Kaleb and Isabelle), Nicole Lougheed (husband Jesse Lougheed, children Chloe and Nate), Cameron Plourde (fiancée Jamie Watt), Candice Larson (husband Carter Larson, child Lincoln) and Chantelle Vallieres (single and looking), along with innumerable relatives and friends. He is reunited with his wife and the love of his life, Linda Train; his parents, Olive and Scotty Train; his brother, Alan Train; his nephews Roderick Grant and Scott Train and brother in law, Duncan Grant, along with many other loved ones (it will be some reunion). Though his worldly journey is over, Bob’s legacy lives on through his many friends and family. Thank you “Grampy” for blessing us with your kindness, wisdom and that ever present splash of stubbornness; you are forever in our hearts. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday January 9, 2015 at the TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220 – 20th Street, Fort Macleod, AB with Reverend Eras Van Zyl Officiating
Memorial donations may be made in Bob¹s name to to the Fort Macleod Lions, P.O. Box 1575, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0.

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.
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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

YAMAGISHI
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of SHIZUE (SUSIE) YAMAGISHI, of Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the age of 105 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Yajiro Yamagishi. Susie will be missed by her family; Bill (Jane) Nishijima, Kiyo (Toki) Nishijima, Don (Maureen) Yamagishi, Lloyd Yamagishi, Rick (Terri) Yamagishi, Marj (Kaz) Tomomitsu, Irene (Paul) Rohrer, and a special son Taka (Mitsue) Kinjo. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren: Brian Fujii, Mark (Angie) Fujii, Liz (Richard) Chiste, Kevin (Chiyako) Nishijima, Paul (Sonia) Nishijima, Elaine (Randy) Joevenazzo, Kelly (Randy) Scoville, Tamara Tomomitsu (Michael Perlman), Steve Rohr, Kristin (Chris) Yarish, Kyle (Val) Yamagishi, Kendall Yamagishi, Colten Yamagishi, Wayne (Lexie) Kinjo, Mika (James) Nakashima, Akane Kinjo, and 11 great grandchildren. Susie was predeceased by her first husband Shigeo Nishijima, son Richard Nishijima, daughters Mary Fujii and Ruby Yamagishi, and granddaughters, Karyn Yamagishi and Naomi Nishijima. She was born on December 15, 1909 in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan and came to Canada at the young age of 18, settling in the city of New Westminster, BC. The family evacuated to Taber, AB in 1942 and moved to Lethbridge in 1954. She resided in her home until the age of 96, where she then moved to Martha’s House for 9 years and recently to Adaptacare. Family, friends, flowers and tending to her garden were her passion. In her active years Susie was very involved in the Taber and Lethbridge Buddhist Church where she was well known for her great cooking skills. Susie leaves behind a great legacy that enriched others lives with her great sense of humour and wit.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 12, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
A Memorial Service will be held at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA – 470 40 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 13, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. In lieu of koden and flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta – 470 – 40th Street South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z5 or a Charity of your choice.
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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

ZOETEMAN
HILDA LORRAINE ZOETEMAN, beloved wife of the late John Zoeteman, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Hilda was predeceased by her beloved husband John in 1998, her parents Morris and Nettie Hofman, and her bothers Tymen and Bill Hofman. She is survived by her sister Jan Van Camp of Seattle, WA, her son Len (Ingrid) of Calgary with grandchildren Jonathan and Matthew, and her son Wayne (Janice) of Pearce with grandchildren Lindsay, Joshua, Allyssa. Hilda was raised on the homestead farm in Nobleford, surrounded by large extended families rich in love and hospitality that profoundly shaped her life. She received secretarial training at Mount Royal College in Calgary and returned to her family and friends where she was engaged and later married to John Zoeteman on December 5, 1952. They built their lives, family, and service to the community from the family homestead at Pearce, Alberta where they resided until 1996 when they moved to Lethbridge. Over the years Hilda and John developed a large and lasting circle of deeply valued relationships with family and friends throughout the region through their extensive involvement in municipal government, community activities, and church life. Hilda loved people unconditionally, had a special gift of hospitality, and was a true, faithful friend. She cherished the farm life, her flowers and garden, and the constant flow of visiting company throughout the years. She loved her family and treasured her dear friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and were continual recipients of her prayers. She enjoyed being a true lady and expressed herself through a variety of creative artistic expressions. Hilda will be forever remembered as a deeply courageous woman who selflessly faced the illness of her husband John, as well as her own health challenges without complaining. She lived as an ambassador of love and encouragement, unconditionally extending the fruit of kindness to everyone she knew. She truly fulfilled her days here on earth. Hilda will be deeply missed and fondly remembered as she now graduates to join those she dearly loves in heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. followed by a reception. Viewing will commence at 1:00 P.M.
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, beloved father, step father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, 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. At the family¹s request, please dress casual and wear your favorite team jersey. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Frank is survived by his son Josh Vance of Taber, stepson Barry (Lorelei) Gergel of Edmonton, stepdaughter Angie Gergel of Lethbridge, grandsons Zak, Kaleb and Noah Gergel of Edmonton. He is also survived by his father Arthur Vance of Picture Butte; brother Jim (Linda) Vance of Picture Butte and their children Danielle (Blair) Ross (their children Molly and Maddyn) and Derek (Brooke) Vance; sister Arlene (Ken) Steward of Sicamous, British Columbia; his children and stepchildrens mother, Neola Vance as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased his mother Juanita Vance and stepson Jason Gergel.
Frank was born in Paris, Ontario on December 26, 1959 to Arthur and Juanita Vance. Before Frank was a year old, the family moved to Taber. A few years later they moved to Picture Butte where Frank was educated and raised. He was involved in numerous sports, but hockey was by far his favorite. Frank played for many years and then later coached Barry and Jason. Anyone who knew Frank knew there wasnn¹t a more dedicated Montreal Canadiens and Alouette fan. In 1978 Frank started work at Burns Meats where he packed sides of beef. It was this job and his size where he acquired his nickname ³Beef², which stuck with him for the rest of his life. Frank and his family moved to Taber in 1996 where he started working for Leth Farms, which is now Sunrise Poultry where he worked until the time of his passing. Frank loved camping, sports and a cold Canadian beer but he loved nothing more than his family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Frank¹s name may be made directly to a charity of one¹s choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Sarah Harder
1925 – 2015
Sarah Harder, beloved wife of the late Ben Harder, passed away in Coaldale on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the age of 89 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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