September 24th, 2016

Thursday, January 15, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 15, 2015.

BERNICKY
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our most beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle- FARRELL JOSEPH BERNICKY who passed away on Jan 11, 2015. Left to mourn his passing: his mother Marion Bernicky, sister Donna (Mike) Burk, brother Raymond ( Salonge) Bernicky and numerous nieces and nephews. Farrell was born on Mar 26, 1956 in Smith Falls, Ontario. He made his way to Alberta, where he married his best friend and soulmate Danielle. Together they raised their 3 children-Ryan Bernicky (Kaity), Brett Bernicky, and Maegan Bernicky (Danny). In 2010 and 2013 the 2 greatest joys of Farrell¹s life arrived-his granddaughter Lainey Bernicky and his grandson Dayton Janzen. Farrell¹s face never ceased to light up in their presence, nor could he hide the tear rolling down his cheek. In addition to his great devotion to his family, Farrell also found the time to give back to his community. When he wasn¹t spending time with his family, Farrell could be found at the ice rink or the ball diamond. Whether coaching or officiating, whether his kids were involved or not, Farrell considered every member on his team as his family. Even when they grew, and moved on, Farrell held a special place in many hearts. Farrell was predeceased by his father Harry Bernicky and brother George Bernicky. Farrell¹s kind, gentle nature touched many lives, near and far, his memory lives on in all of us. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at SOUTH HILL CHAPEL, Cardston at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family Monday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 am with the service to follow. Interment to follow in the Woolford Cemetery.
E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

BURLA
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. 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 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
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

Clarence Yanosik
1926 ~ 2015
It is with such profound sadness that the family of The Honourable Justice Clarence George Yanosik announce his passing on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the age of 88 years. He was the beloved husband and best friend of the late Cecily G. Yanosik, his wife of 57 years. Clarence will be very deeply missed by his family; a sister Florence (John) Klem of Edmonton, and children, Robert (Irina) Yanosik of Airdrie, Larry (Lisa) Yanosik of California, Laurie (Craig) McClelland of Three Hills, and youngest son Tim Yanosik of Lethbridge. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Glen Yanosik, Kyle Yanosik, Jessica (Karl) Erickson, and a step-grandchild, Lisa (Ryan) Claxton. He was predeceased by a sister, Donna, in 1949. Dad was born in Lethbridge on April 20, 1926. He was raised, grew up, and was schooled, and for the most part, resided and worked in Lethbridge. In late 1943, Dad joined the RCNVR and remained in active duty and service until late 1945. Enrolling at UBC in 1947, Dad graduated with both a Bachelor of Arts Degree, as well as a Bachelor of Laws Degree. Following graduation, he articled with Moscovich, Moscovich, Spanos, and Matisz, to which in 1956, he became a full and equal partner in the firm. By 1964, my dad decided to form a new partnership with Rice, Prowse, Paterson, and Maclean. This partnership was not to be long lasting because in 1969, Dad was appointed Judge of the District Court of Southern Alberta and a local Judge of the Supreme Court of Alberta. By 1970, he had also been appointed Chairman of the Provincial Advisory Board for the Province of Alberta under the Veteran¹s Land Act. In 1979, he was appointed Justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta. By 1982, Dad was also appointed a Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory. On his birthday, April 20, 2001, Dad retired from all judicial offices. In May 2007, Dad was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame as an Athlete and Builder. His dedication and efforts helped to keep baseball alive and well during those post-war years. In his more than 20 years of baseball, Yanosik wore several hats ­ athlete, player, coach, manager and builder, says John Klem, who along with Steve Odney and Yanosik, were dubbed the “Awesome Threesome” of outfielders. “You¹re more than a wonderful Man, you¹re the keeper of memories, the maker of everyday miracles, and the one whose love brightens ordinary days and makes every occasion special”. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations in memory of Clarence, to the University of Lethbridge in support of the Honourable Clarence G. Yanosik Scholarship, University Advancement, A735 ­ 4401 University Drive W., Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4 or by phone at 403.329.2582. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Elizabeth Mary Stuckey
1916 ­ 2015
Elizabeth Mary Stuckey, beloved wife of the late Gordon Stuckey, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans Vista Village, Pincher Creek on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the age of 98 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at St. Michael¹s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB., on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Michael¹s Catholic Church on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M with Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations in Elizabeth¹s name may be made directly to a charity of one¹s choice.

HARRIS
MARY HARRIS, beloved wife of Raymond Harris and mother to Amy, of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

JEAN KAY (EDMUNDS) WILLIAMS passed away January 8, 2015. She was born April 20,1947 in Los Angeles, California, the fifth child and fourth daughter of Joseph Thomas and Lois (Garrett) Edmunds. She is survived by her husband her Husband Gordon Y. Williams of Cardston and her daughters, Suzanne Spotted Bull (Grant) of Lethbridge, Ab , Janalyn Reil (Kenneth) of North Las Vegas Nevada, & and Michelle Williams of Vancouver B.C. Jeans Sisters, Joanne Anderson, Gee Gee Awrkamp, & Diane Lewis Live in Linden & Taylorsville , Utah, Her Brother Joseph Edmunds lives in St. George, Utah. Jean loved very much the eight grandchildren, seven of which have survived her. (Garrett – deceased, Christopher, Tyler, Jessica, Colton, Brooklyn, Brett & Jacob) She was very proud of them all. She attended Alhambra High School & the International School of Brussels, Belgium from which she received her High School graduation. In 1971 she graduated with her university degree in education from Brigham Young University and a Cardston, Alberta young man who had intentions on making her a Canadian citizen. Jean and Gordon were married in Los Angeles October 15, 1971. She was very active in her church and filled many leadership positions. She was a great support to her husband in his career and traveled extensively with him in the Province of Alberta and the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Those who have had association with Jean Kay always comment that their lives have been enriched by their association with her. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, January 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm or at the Church on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at the Cardston Alberta Stake Center (East Hill) on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with Bishop Carey Quinton officiating. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net.

KALDAL
December 28, 1955 ~ January 13, 2015
Welcomed into the arms of her heavenly father, MARY ELIZABETH “LIZ” KALDAL, beloved wife of Ray Kaldal of Warner, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at the age of 59 years. She will be dearly missed by her stepmother, IrlaGingerich, sister- in-law Betty Anne (nee Torkelson) Gingerich and by her siblings, Florence Sommers (Ron), Esther Caron (Maurice), Floyd Gingerich (Doris), Fern Balzer (Wolfgang). She will be remembered fondly by her nieces and nephews, Dwayne Gingerich, Cheryl Weaver (Dan), Brenda Miller (Nathan), James Gingerich, Beverly Hostetler (Kenneth), Serena Gingerich, Devin Caron and Michael Caron. She was predeceased by her infant brother Daniel Gingerich, mother Rebecca (nee Eby) Gingerich, father Alvin Gingerich and brother David Gingerich. Elizabeth was a gentle soul and touched the lives of all she met. She had many close friends are treasured those relationships. She will be deeply missed by all those that knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 16th, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. to pay your respects. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 11:00 A.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

KOLODZIEJ
ADOLF KOLODZIEJ, beloved husband of the late Kazimiera “Kay” Kolodziej, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Further obituary to be announced when 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

LORAN
RICHARD LORAN, beloved husband of Sharon Herman Loran, of Barnwell, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at the age of 66 years. He is the loving father of Roxane (Dart) Wooden of Edmonton, AB. and Devry (Megan) Loran of Medicine Hat, AB. and the caring grandfather of Brady, Sydney & Colby Wooden and Owen Loran. A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon Horon officiating. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Cremation to follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers & in memory of Richard, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association – #204, 2323 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E – 6Z3 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J – 4K7.

MIKE DIKUN
1930 ~ 2015
Mr. Mike Dikun of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Dikun, beloved father of AJ Garden, and beloved grandfather of Josie and Randy, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the age of 84 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 19, 2015 at SS. PETER & PAUL UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643 12 B St. N., Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SS. Peter& Paul Ukrainian Greek Church, 643 12 B St. N., Lethbridge, AB.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MUNROE
KEDDY MUNROE, beloved husband of Therese Munroe, of Lethbridge formerly of Barons, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5

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 94 years. Julia was born on October 31, 1920 in Bukovina, Romania and at the age of one, immigrated with her mother to Regina, Saskatchewan. Julia¹s childhood and teen years were spent in southern Saskatchewan, attending school and working in her community. Julia met George Neher at a dance near Markinch, Saskatchewan and they married in 1939. They moved to southern Alberta in 1940, settling near Diamond City where they raised their four children and successfully farmed until retiring to Lethbridge in 1975. Mom enjoyed her involvement with the Canadian Mental Health Society and thrived on her continuous pursuit for higher education at the Lethbridge Community College. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Salvation Army and the Lethbridge Senior Centre and faithfully attended Christ Trinity Lutheran Church. Julia is survived by her two sons Ronald (Ann) and Gary, daughters Marlene and Debbie, 12 grand children, 18 great-grandchildren, sister Mary (Raymond) of Medicine Hat, brother Albert (Sylvia) of Dunster, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her loving husband George, Julia is predeceased by her parents Andrew & Theresa Lorenz, brothers Joe, John and Mike and daughter-in-law Fay Neher. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 19, 2014 at 12:00 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

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. 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.
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

JOYCE STOBBS, beloved wife of Clayton Stobbs, of Lethbridge, passed away after a brief hospitalization on January 12, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Besides her loving husband, Joyce is survived her son Tim (Kathy) of Okotoks, and daughter Jane (Daniel) of Medicine Hat, grandchildren Cameron (Starla), Kelsey (Shawn) and Leah (Mark) and great-grandchildren Liam, Tenley and Emery. She is also survived by her sister Marni and nieces Jennifer and Brooke. She was predeceased by her parents Genivieve & W.C. Hetherington, as well as many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Joyce was community oriented. Early in her family years, she was involved in many groups her children belonged to as well as community service organizations as a board member. Later, she became involved in ³Daughters of the Nile #115² Sakkara (Calgary) & #138 Aquarius (Lake Worth/Palm Beach Gardens, Fl). She was a Past Worthy Matron of Lethbridge Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed fundraising for worthy causes to help children and cancer research. Mom will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. In Memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 ­ 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5
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

WARD
JOAN CECELIA WARD, beloved wife of the late Neil Ward, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 13, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 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

WILLIAM A. BRIDGER
1941-2014
It is with sadness we announce the passing of William (Bill) on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Centre in Lethbridge. AB. A service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at the COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Drive S. Friends will be very welcome to the service and reception to follow. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Jack James
1922 – 2015
William John James, beloved husband of Rachele James, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 16, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 – 44 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

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. Clara is survived by her sons Clarence Beler (Suzanne Sirias) of Lethbridge and Anthony Beler of Hays. She was predeceased by her husband John and son Edward. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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