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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 12, 2015.

BURLA
ANN BURLA, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at the age of 93 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

JEAN ANDERSEN
1950 ~ 2014
Miss Jean Marie Andersen of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the age of 64 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

PICKERING
JAMES IRVINE PICKERING, of Red Deer, AB, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at the age of 64 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

UKRAINETZ, WILLIAM ³UKE²
Bill ³Uke² Ukrainetz passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015 in Great Falls, Montana, at the age of 89 years. Born in Lethbridge on April 26, 1925, to George and Sophie Ukrainetz, Uke always loved sports. In the summers, he played ball with the Shaughnessy Cadillacs, but he always had a dream to pursue hockey, a luxury the family could not afford. He worked as a rink rat, where he was able to skate free of charge. His big start came when he met Ed Bruchet, founding member of the WCJHL and AJHL, who took Uke, and other kids like him, under his wing, to create some of the country¹s best hockey players. After finishing school, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving aboard the minesweeper, HMCS Medicine Hat. When the war ended, Uke returned to Lethbridge. He tried to follow in his father¹s footsteps of coal mining, but his love of hockey soon drew him to Great Falls to play for the Americans, meet the love of his life, Lois, and raise his family. With his father-in-law, he opened Uke¹s Sports, well-known to sportsmen and athletes on both sides of the border. In the years that followed, Uke combined his love of sales with his love of art, creating and marketing porcelain liquor decanters for top distillers in the US, such Hoffman Distilling in Cincinnati and McCormick Distilling in Kansas City. In 1977, the family re-located from Great Falls to the Swan Valley of western Montana, having purchased the Lindbergh Lake Lodge. Wonderful memories were made with all the friends and family that visited there over the years. The Lodge is now listed as a National Historic Site. On January 2nd, Uke skated his last shift, with his family by his side. Bill ³Uke² Ukrainetz was predeceased by his parents, and his wife, Lois. He is survived by his sister, Kaye Larsen of Lethbridge, son Ron (Echo) Ukrainetz of Great Falls, MT, daughter Kaye (Dave) Muzzana of Missoula, MT, daughter Sue (Kerry) Johnson of Great Falls, MT, son Terry (Amanda) Ukrainetz of Lewisville, TX, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. No services are planned, but there will be celebration of his life at a later date. Condolences for the family may be posted online at http://www.schniderfuneralhome.com The family would also love to hear your favorite ³Uke² stories. Please email them to ronukrainetz49@gmail.com

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