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Tuesday, January 13, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 13, 2015.

BURLA
1921 – 2015
ANN BURLA, beloved wife of John Burla, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Edith Cavell Nursing Home in Lethbridge at the age of 93 years. She was a long-term resident of Edith Cavell, having spent the last 14 1/2 years there until her passing. Ann was born on December 19, 1921 at Zascianocze Trembowla, Poland. At the age of four, her parents and family immigrated to Canada where they established their new home life in Canmore, Alberta. Upon completing high school, Ann enrolled at the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing in Edmonton. After graduating in the 1940’s, Ann moved to Lethbridge and began her career as a Registered Nurse at the Galt Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and Auxiliary – later moving to the Roy Clinic. It was in Lethbridge where she eventually met John Burla. After a courtship, Ann and John were married on July 22, 1950. Their marriage lasted almost 50 years until John passed away on July 10, 2000. He also was a resident of Edith Cavell. Ann was an avid and vocal hockey fan of the Lethbridge Broncos and later, the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Ann and John were shareholders and long-time season ticket holders. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and Crib. The couple were active members of the Cosmopolitan Club of Lethbridge and enjoyed camping on their annual trips back to Canmore and British Columbia. Ann leaves to mourn four sons; Mike (Linda Cook), Don (Dianne Hackson), Ken (Anna) and Rick (Shelley). Ann is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Johanna, her sister Jeanette and two infant siblings. She is survived by her brother John Krasnodemski of Banff and Olga Garcia of Calgary. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations in memory of John Burla be made to the ALS Society, Suite 250, 4723 – 1 Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2G 4Y8. The Burla family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff of the Edith Cavell Nursing Home for all of their compassionate and tender care of our mother during her last years of life. We would also like to acknowledge the professional and courteous service provided to our family by Cornerstone Funeral Home.
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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

DIANNE IRENE REA
1960 ~ 2015
Mrs. Dianne Irene Rea (nee Domolewski) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of David Rea, passed away at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the age of 54 years. Besides her beloved husband David, Dianne is survived by her children Cheryl (Steven), Pamela (Vecas), James (Jolyane), and Shannon (Dan); grandchildren Ellia, Raeleigh, and Liam; mother Betty; and brother Jim. She was predeceased by her father Walter and granddaughter Isabella. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, January 14, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bookmobile, c/o Lethbridge Public Library, 810 ­ 5 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C4. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JEAN MARIE ANDERSEN
1950 ~ 2015
 Jean Marie Andersen of Lethbridge, beloved daughter of Nora Andersen and the late John Andersen, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on January 8, 2015, at the age of 64 years.
Jean was born in Drumheller, Alberta, on April 3, 1950. She lived with her family in the Danish community of Dalum, Alberta, until 1970, when she and her parents moved to Airdrie and then Calgary. In 2006, Jean and Nora moved to Lethbridge. Over the years, Jean enthusiastically attended numerous educational programs, developing close friendships with her mentors and teachers along the way. Mrs. Hands, her first teacher in Drumheller, was never forgotten. In Calgary, Jean attended classes at various locations where she took computer classes and did handicrafts. Her classes at Mount Royal College were the highlight of her education; she was very proud of the bursaries she earned there for her achievements. More recently, she spent many happy hours with Karen Charlton at DaCapo in Lethbridge, going to coffee, attending events in the city, making pickles or jam, and completing beautiful craft projects. She enjoyed photography, outings, picnics in the park, going to parties and out for coffee. For many years, she was a dedicated Calgary Flames fan who also enjoyed movies and puzzles.
Jean loved to travel. In addition to summer camping trips, she went on several cruises with her parents and loved stopping in at different ports of call. She travelled to Denmark as well as San Francisco, Jamaica, New York, Quebec, and Alaska. Jean loved spending time with family and it was within traveling and family where Jean found her fondest memories. Jean loved and was loved by many in her life ­ her mom and dad, her extended family and the many people who came to know her over the years through her participation in classes and the organizations of which she was a part. Her grandmother, Marie Jensen, was her inspiration. During the past four years, her L¹Arche family became a very dear part of her life. All who knew Jean will remember her for her happy nature and her willing smile.
Besides her loving mother, Nora, Jean is survived by her sister, Phyllis (Lynden) Hutchinson of Coaldale; brother, Raymond (Lynn Alden) Andersen of Vancouver, BC; nieces, Karen (Keith) Gilchrist of St. Albert and Sarah Andersen of Vancouver; nephew, Geoffrey (Sarah Charney) Hutchinson of Ft. Langley, BC; great-nephew, Quinn Gilchrist; great-nieces, Maya Gilchrist; Cecelia, Madeleine, and Johanna Hutchinson. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, January 17, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, with Pastors Harold Schilk and Ruth Preston Schilk, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MAROSE
May 8, 1953 ­ January 10, 2015
Richard Leslie Marose, was born in Taber, AB and passed away in Lethbridge, AB. He was predeceased by his father Wes and Mother Ramona; as well as his brother Ken, sisters Donna and Sandra. Richard married Josephine “Jo” on August 2, 1986 in Taber, AB. Besides his loving wife Jo, he is survived by his son Lonnie (Tracy); daughters Natasha (Kim), Tina; four step-daughters Jo (Norm), Jean (Derrick), Jeraldine (Doug), Janice (Del); step-dad Vince; sisters Judy (Stan), Gloria, Marilyne; brothers Philip (Karen), Jerry (Mary); as well as many nieces, nephews, 20 grandchildren and 6 great -grandchildren.
A Memorial Luncheon will be held from 1p.m. to 5p.m., on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the FORT MACLEOD WELCOME MAT, 264-24th St., Fort Macleod, AB.

NEHER
JULIA MARY NEHER, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society West Highlands, on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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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

PALMER
Mrs. Ina Gertrude Palmer, beloved wife of the late Earl Palmer, passed away on January 11, 2015 at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 220-20th St., Fort Macleod, AB with Reverend Eras Van Zyl, Officiating.
Memorial Donations may be made in Ina¹s memory to the Trinity Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 100, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0 or Fort Macleod Handi-bus Association, c/o P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0.

PETERSON (JAMES), Irene “Renee”
April 8, 1924 ­ Medjaso, Hungary
January 9, 2015 ­ Calgary, Alberta
Irene James (formerly Irene Peterson, nee Moyor) passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 in Calgary at the Southwood Nursing Home. Irene was born in Medjaso Hungary on April 8, 1924 and immigrated to Canada with her parents and older brother in 1926. She was raised in Taber. In 1943 Irene married Bob Peterson from Gull Lake Saskatchewan while he was in the RCAF. They resided in Claresholm and Taber. Bob and Irene moved to Bow Island in 1951 where they owned and operated Peterson Transport along with the Shell Bulk Fuel and Service Station. In 1965 they moved to Lethbridge. After Bob sold the Transport, they moved to Barrhead where he supervised Alberta Hail and Corp. After Bob¹s passing, Irene moved to Calgary and resided there until the time of her passing.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Janice (Douglas) Dyer of Calgary; grandchildren Tamara (Dean) Sheppard; great-grandchildren Jacob, Mason, and Cohen; Cherene (Dennis) Kambeitz; great-grandchildren Noah, Aidan and Avery; son John (Sharleen) Peterson of Lethbridge; grandchildren Stuart (Stacey) Peterson of Coaldale; great grandchildren Mya and Mason; Jenny Peterson (Neil Armitage) of Vancouver; sister-in-law Pat Russell of Milk River and Geraldine Moyor of Kelowna along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Irene was predeceased by her husband R.R. (Bob) Peterson in September 1983. Irene was also predeceased by her parents John and Esther Majoros of Taber; brother John (Mojoros) Moyor of Taber; brother and sister-in-law Don and Helen Peterson of Medicine Hat, Bill and Josephine Rogan of Edmonton and brother-in-law Dave Russell of Milk River.
At mom¹s request, there will be no funeral service. Mom will be interred with Bob and a family grave service will be held later in the spring in Barrhead. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, http://www.mssociety.ca to the Crohn¹s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary AB T3H 3C8 Telephone: (1-888) 884-2232.
In living memory of Irene James, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

PICKERING
JAMES “JIMMY” IRVINE PICKERING, of Red Deer, AB, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at the age of 63 years. He will be greatly missed by his parents Irvine and Evelyn Pickering, as well as his siblings Jean (Frank) Fudra, Ken (Linda) Pickering, Ray (Michelle) Pickering, and Dale (Cheree) Pickering. Jimmy is also fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Ab on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmy’s name to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society – Suite 103 – 2003 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2M 3N4
Jimmy’s family would like to thank the staff of the Michener Centre and the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their genuine and dedicated care, you will never be forgotten.
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

STOBBS
JOYCE ELLEN STOBBS, beloved wife of Clayton Stobbs, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at the age of 79 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

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. 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.
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

Clara Beler
1923 – 2015
Clara Beler, beloved wife of the late John Beler, passed away in Taber on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Joseph¹s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Vincent TuanHa, Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. 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. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Sarah is survived by her six children Katharina (Michael) Huntoon of East Moline, Illinois and family Nathaniel (Amy) Thiessen (children Isaac, Silas and Thea), Naomi (Matt) Baerg and Devon Thiessen; Helena (Ken) Reinke of Taber and family Andrew (Danealle) Reinke (son Gabriel), Jonathan (Stephanie) Reinke (daughter Addison), Ilsa Reinke, Timothy Reinke and Heidi Reinke; Elizabeth (Wayne) Bailey of Alida, Saskatchewan and family Francine (Chad) McNabb (daughter Airadeia), Amanda Bailey, Danielle Bailey and Amy Bailey; David Harder of Manor, Saskatchewan and family Margarete (Dennis) Lebouf (children Hailey, Cohen and Kade); Marian (James) Zachary of Strathmore and family Shaun (Eryn) Zachary (children Atlanta and Roman), Danial Zachary, Kevin Zachary, Melody Zachary and Luke Zachary; Susan (Jim) Meier of Taber and family Ryan (Noelle) Meier (children Tate and Isabella), Travis (Mimi) Meier (children Carma and Dominick), Clinton Meier and Tianna Meier. Sarah will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Heinrich T. Wiebe, mother Katharina (nee Thiessen) Wiebe and two step fathers Isaac Friesen and Henry F. Wiebe; sisters Katharina Fehr, Elizabeth Wiebe and Mary Issac-Crerar; brother Henry Wiebe; sister-in-law Mary Wiebe; brothers-in-law Jacob Wieler, John Fehr, Hank Issac and Don Crerar; grandson Jeffery Thiessen. Sarah was born on June 24, 1925 in Wymark, Saskatchewan. Her childhood included frequent moves, making it difficult to obtain an education. She tried her luck in business by raising Angora rabbits and turkeys. Prior to marriage, Sarah was employed picking fruit in British Columbia, working at a cafe and as a homemaker for other families. With each new opportunity, she enhanced her skills. She met Bernhard Harder in 1950 and they were married a year later. Sarah and Ben had sixty two years of marriage together. They were blessed with six children, twenty three grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Sarah will be remembered for her independent spirit, the gift of hospitality, talents in the garden, hardwork and thriftiness. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Sarah¹s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s personal choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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