September 30th, 2016

Friday, January 16, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 16, 2015.

ALLEMEKINDERS
JOHN ALLEMEKINDERS, beloved fiancé of Hilly Sullivan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at the age of 75 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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Alverna Jane Mortimer
(nee Scratch)
Alverna (Vernie) Jane Mortimer passed away peacefully on January 10, 2015 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her husband Bob Mortimer (Mort) of Victoria BC, parents Erie Forest Scratch and Irene Finley Rimmer and son Reid Arvin Hirsche (Sherry, deceased). Vernie leaves to mourn her passing, three daughters: Linda Black (Butch) of Gabriola BC, Wendy Lortie (Brian, deceased) of Edmonton, Alberta, Cherie Webber (Tim) of Calgary, Alberta; one son Brian Lynn (Loretta) Hirsche of Foremost, Alberta; a special grandson Shane McGuire of Edmonton; step son Charles Dunmire (Mary) of Raymond, Alberta; sister Ruth Shannon (Lloyd, deceased) of Terrace BC, Russell Scratch (Leora) of Lethbridge, 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 4 great- great grandchildren. Alverna (Vernie) Jane was born on August 22, 1926 in Stettler, Alberta. Vernie spent much of her childhood in northern Alberta and at the age of 16 came to the Foremost area. In November 1944 she married Tye (Arvin) Hirsche and this union brought 5 children: Linda 1945, Reid 1948, Lynn 1950, Wendy 1954 and Cherie in 1955. Vernie was active in the community in local clubs, Girl Guides, and Cub Scouts. She was an excellent cook and her recipes are still treasured from the vintage Lucky Strike Community and Foremost United Church cookbooks. Vernie was also an excellent seamstress, and as all our family pictures attest, she made sure the family was well dressed. In 1963 Vernie left the Foremost area and settled in Victoria BC. She put herself through College and achieved a Hairdressing certification. Vernie loved her career and she earned great respect and made many friends as she worked in her trade. Her kindness and empathy for her clients brightened the days of many elderly in the Victoria area nursing homes and hospitals. In 1977, Vernie met Bob (Mort) Mortimer, a fireman with the Saanich Division. They married and had many years together before his passing in 1998, leaving Vernie very lonely.
Always remembered is Vernie¹s youthful spirit and her love of helping those in need. She was often heard to say ³I have so much I want to do Š² Vernie¹s legacy is her family and the generations to come. She lives on in our hearts. Family members will hold a private service to respect Vernie?s wish to have her ashes spread on Mt Tolmie, Victoria BC. Donations can be made to any chapter of the Alzheimer¹s Society.

BAKER, Edward Joseph
January 30, 1929 – January 10, 2015
We are deeply saddened by Ed¹s sudden passing due to an unfortunate accident. Born in Bayard, Saskatchewan, Ed spent his childhood in Moose Jaw. He later moved to Lethbridge where he met the love of his life, Janet and they were married 57 years. Ed worked for BF Goodrich Tire Company in Lethbridge. He also owned and operated Imperial Motors, a successful service station and tire store. He later worked for Maple Leaf Mills based in Calgary. After Janet¹s death in 2007, Ed moved to Vancouver to be close to his two sons. Ed was an active volunteer with the Brock House Society and the Dunbar Community Patrol. He is survived by his son Bob (Beth), grandchildren Brisbin and Findley, son Rod (Louise), his beloved dog companion Sally, and numerous family members. Ed will be fondly remembered for his cheerful personality and his willingness to help others. Thank you to the first responders to the incident and the many staff at VGH in Emergency, 5A/6A and Palliative Care who did everything they could to help Ed. If you wish, donations may be made to the Brock House Society (brockhousesociety.com <http://brockhousesociety.com). An informal gathering to honour Ed will be held at Brock House on Friday Feb 20th from 2-3:30pm in the Conservatory. A graveside interment will be held later in Lethbridge.

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 Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
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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

CROSS CHILD
It is with deep sadness that we announce FREDERICK (TUFFY) CROSS CHILD – ³Maa ta pi², passed away peacefully on January 7, 2015 at the age of 68. Frederick Cross Child was born on June 6, 1946 to the late William and Annie Cross Child. Fred was the 7th child in a family of 12. He is survived by his brothers: Dominic (Kathy), William (Justine), Ted, and Ross; his sisters: Theresa (Clement), Nadine (Ken), Adeline (Harvey), and Nora (Jim); his sister-in-law Theresa; his aunts: Lucy Blood, Rachel Big Plume, and Marysita Steele; his uncle Freddy Many Bears; his children Leslie, Trevor (Vivian), Burton (Cher); grandchildren Nikki-Lee, Leland, Leevi, Jolee, Brandon, Chanelle and great- granddaughter Jolee; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces. Fred is also survived by his extended families, namely the Crop Eared Wolfs, Shot On Both Sides, Many Fingers, Standing Alones, Bruised Heads and Many Bears.
Fred came from a hard working family and he was raised with strong religious morals inside their home on the Blood Indian Reserve. He originated from the ³Mamioyiiksi² – the Fish Eaters Clan. Due to his strong willed character, Fred was affectionately referred to by his parents and siblings as ³Tuffy.² His Indian name ³Maa ta pi² ­ Person, was given to him by his great-uncle ³Bruised Head.² Fred found a great interest in mechanics and was always seen maintaining his vehicles in front of his home. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, watching sports, family picnics, and cool trucks. Prior to his marriage, Fred bestowed his attention on his nieces and nephews often awarding them with trips to the local carnival or playground with their highlight in attending the Calgary Stampede together. In his younger years, Fred travelled throughout western Canada visiting friends and family. After attending St. Mary¹s Residential School, Fred furthered his education at Lethbridge Community College. He worked at various locations within southern Alberta. In the late 1960¹s Fred met and later married Alice Old Shoes. Fred was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and great-grandfather. Together, Fred and Alice shared 40+ years raising their children and grandchildren until Alice¹s passed away on January 6, 2011. Fred encouraged the importance of education to his children and grandchildren and was proud to know that all his children completed their education. In the end, Fred recognized the value of his family, religion and God. Fred was predeceased by his wife; Alice, his parents; William and Annie, his uncles; Gerald Cross Child, George and Jack Many Bears, his aunts; Nancy Calihoo, and Philomena Twigg, his brothers; Raymond Sr., Patrick Sr., Donald, and Earl, one sister; Madeline Eagle Bear, and sisters-in-law; Dorothy, Beatrice, and Joanne. The Family Apologizes for any names or families that were missed. A Celebration of Life will begin at the Old Saipoyi Gym in Stand Off, AB on Friday, January 16th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. officiating. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

DAVID CHARLES DORRELL
November 5, 1939 – January 13 2015
DAVID CHARLES DORRELL of Lethbridge, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away peacefully on January 13th, 2015 at the age of 75 years. David was born at Corsham,Wiltshire, England, on 5th November 1939. He emigrated from England to Montreal, Canada in 1966. His life was filled with a long time career in banking. Upon retirement he developed a new career as a Professional Recreationalist which involved a love of nature, a passion for fly fishing, and a never ending curiosity about the world around him. He enjoyed his many hours of volunteering with the Lethbridge Helen Schuler Nature Centre and the Canadian Blood Services. He was well known for his quick wit, infectious laugh, sincere friendship, and sage advice. David is pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Donna Adele Dorrell, of Lethbridge. He is survived by his children, Lisa Dowdell (Rick Lawrence), Beverley Hasinoff (Sean), Scott Ginther (Valerie), Michael Dorrell and Kristen Edmiston (David) (all of Edmonton); his grandchildren Amanda, Brianna, Brayden, Taylor, Ethan, Abbygail, and Kaitlyn. A small family gathering will be held on Friday January 16th, 2015. A service for Family and Friends will be held in Lethbridge this spring with a date yet to be determined. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make donation in his memory are invited to do so to the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society, http://www.lethbridge.ca/friendsofhsnc or another charity of their choice. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Cross Cancer Institute, the care team at St. Joseph¹s Auxiliary Hospital Palliative Care Unit, and to the many friends here in Edmonton, Lethbridge, and overseas that have travelled this journey together with him. You are all Angels in our hearts. South Side Memorial Chapel 8310­104 Street. Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4E8. Phone: 780-432-1601.

DAVIES
BOB DAVIES, beloved husband of Nancy of Lethbridge, formerly of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at the age of 58 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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ELIZABETH MARY STUCKEY
1916-2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elizabeth Stuckey, of Pincher Creek on January 12, 2015 at the age of 98 years. She was the loving wife of the late Gordon Stuckey. Elizabeth leaves to mourn her four daughters Sharron (Ted) Scott of Pincher Creek, Chris (George) Crook of Okotoks, Colleen (Marvin) Mensaghi of Medicine Hat and Rhonda (Bob Coleman) Stuckey of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildern. Elizabeth was born in the Yarrow District near Pincher Creek on June 16, 1916. She married Gordon Stuckey on November 16, 1940 and together they farmed and raised their four daughters. She was a wonderful cook and a beautiful artist, but her great love was for her beloved Gordon and family. Her quiet gentle nature endeared her to all, and her unfailing faith in God sustained her throughout her entire life. 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 ANN HARRIS, beloved wife of Ray Harris of Lethbridge, and loving mother of Amy Harris of Bellevue, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Mary will be remembered by twin sister Margaret (Bob) Hauck, two brothers Frank (Mary) Grigel and Joe (Darlene) Grigel, sister in law Sandy Lippert and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Ray’s family; Tammy (Jason) Ruff, two sisters Alice (Wayne) Romanchuk and Norma Boxberger, two brothers Tim Harris and Glen (Wendy) Harris as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Pauline and Frank Grigel, brother Bill Grigel, infant sons Bradley and Tyler and a brother in law Oliver Harris. Mary was born Jan. 3, 1950 in the Crowsnest Pass where she was raised and educated. In Sept. 1968, Mary attended the University of Lethbridge, then began employment with CJOC/CJPR radio stations and Exotic International Tours. In 1972, Mary met Ray and they were married in 1974. In 1982, Mary was blessed with a daughter, Amy. In 1989 Mary began her lifelong career in real estate, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She appreciated all those with whom she worked with and met through the years. Mary was a person of integrity, commitment, kindness and humour. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and sense of humour, especially her “Ernestine” and “Edith Ann” impressions. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to your local S.P.C.A. or to a charity of one’s choice. “When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live”- Stuart Scott.
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HEIKE EGGERT
March 28, 1965 ­ January 11, 2015
Heike Eggert, passed away from this life, January 11, 2015, predeceased by her father Paul, survived by her mother Anna and sister Christiane (Bradley) Bustard. Born in Bad Olesloe, Germany, Heike attended early school in the town of Ahrensburg, Germany. By the mid 1970¹s, holidays with her family brought them to Canada for a tour of British Columbia and Alberta. In 1976, her parents purchased a farm in the Summerview area. Two years later the family from a small city in Germany moved to a farm in rural Southern Alberta. Heike was a brilliant student, graduating with honours from Matthew Halton Community School in 1983. She continued her studies at the University of Calgary, again graduating with honours with a Bachelors of Commerce degree before pursuing her Chartered Accountant designation. She completed that designation in only two years. At the age of twenty-six, Heike was diagnosed with an advanced case of non-Hodgkin¹s Lymphoma and Leukemia. After an aggressive treatment, and against all odds, she survived. In 1992, she married Andreas Vellmer. Later on she settled in Vancouver to reopen an accountant practice in 1996. Following a recent illness, Heike is now reunited with the Lord, surrounded by peace, compassion and unconditional love. Service details may be available at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

IAN ROELOFSEN
1973 ~ 2014
Ian Roelofsen passed away suddenly on December 31 at the age of 41. He is survived and missed by his two greatest accomplishments, Zoey Anne Elizabeth and Isaiah Robert Lou, his wife and best friend Brandi, his parents Lou and Elly, his brother Lorne (Melanie), and his seven niece and nephews.
Ian will forever be remembered for his deep love and pride of his children, his adventurous heart, and his love of travelling. He was never afraid to take risks, blaze his own trail, and love with abandon.
He was always able to consume a room with his raw humour, his passion, and his charm. Ian was an extremely hard worker and dedicated 20 years to the “oil patch”. A celebration of Ian’s life will be held in Nanaimo, B.C on Saturday January 17, 2015. “Step forward now, roughneck, You’ve borne your burdens well. Come work a hitch on Heaven’s streets. You’ve done your time in hell.” – A Roughneck’s Prayer by Ben Bales. 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

JENSEN
JEAN JENSEN, beloved wife of Reed Carlos Jensen, passed away at the Taber Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 82 years. Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, January 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the LDS Barnwell Chapel, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BARNWELL CHAPEL, Barnwell, AB, with Bishop Scott Nelson officiating. Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery.

JOHANNA PLAUSTEINER
Mrs. Johanna Plausteiner of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Johann Plausteiner, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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, Irla Gingerich, 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.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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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.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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LORAN
September 4, 1948 ~ January 13, 2015
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. He is survived by his mother Margaret Loran, siblings Bill (Carol-Leah) Loran, Elinor (Fred) Regner, Bev (Ray) Francis, Leonard (Lori) Loran, Terry (Terry) Sawchuk, Pat (Gord Brayton) Loran, Kathy (Les) Meyer, as well as brothers-in-law Bob (Vi) Herman and their children, Sheri-Lynn (Derek) Taylor and their kids Ethan & Asia, Mandy Herman (Ricky) Morin, Alison Herman, brother-in-law Brian (Devi) Herman and their daughter Brianne (Adam) Clark and their child Micah, in addition to his numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by Adam Loran (father), Stuart Westall (brother-in-law), Paula Francis (niece), as well as Irene Herman (mother-in-law).
Richard (Rick) was born in Leader, Saskatchewan and went to school in Brock and Rosetown, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary at 17 years of age and got his mechanics ticket at S.A.I.T. He worked in Calgary then Lethbridge at Chinook 66 Service Station, and then he and Sharon opened Chinook Auto Service. They retired to Barnwell in June 2013. Rick won many awards in baseball, curling, and his passion, golf. He was a loving family man who cherished caring for others. He always had a positive attitude and was a man of peace. He will be hugely missed by all. 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 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.
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MUNROE
KEDDY IVORY 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. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Therese and daughter Kim (Tyler), sons Keddy Jr. (Darlene), Larry, Brian (Sue) and daughter in law Kerry, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grand children and his sisters Linda (Dave) and Wanda (Keith) of Nova Scotia. He was born on January 5 1937 in the family home in Whitehead, Nova Scotia. He began working at an early age first on the tugboats and they took him as far as Bermuda. He spent time in the army with his brother Brad and was an iron worker for many years after travelling west by train. Before retirement he spent 15 years as custodian of Barons School. He was a long time Legion member, hard worker and dependable guy that enjoyed many good times. He had the pleasure of a large extended family and a wide circle of friends. He could always be counted on to lend a hand and had a great sense of humor (Colton said Grandpa knows LOTS of jokes). He told a colorful story and had so very many of them. We will miss everything about him particularly his strength, but know he is in the company of many fabulous family and friends especially his parents Ivory and Evelyn, Uncle Billy, brothers and best friends Donnie (2004), Brad (2013) and his son Russ (December 14 2014). Until we meet again, may your beer be cold and lobster straight from the sea! A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Tim Boyle Celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date in Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5
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NAGY
1953-2015
LARRY WAYNE NAGY, beloved husband of Linda Nagy, passed away suddenly, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He will be greatly missed by his children Jason, Jordan and Scott (Tracy), brother John (Betty), niece Catherine (Nathan) and their son Liam, sister Betsy, nephew Nick (Steph), sister-in-law Lori (Stan), niece Kristi, nephew Keven and father-in-law Robert Kemmet.
Larry was a friend to everyone and always put his family and friends first. He loved fishing, travelling and enjoying a “Tims” with friends. In keeping with Larry’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family service will be held at a later date. In Larry’s memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7, or to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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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.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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OLD SHOES
PERCY RAY OLD SHOES passed away in Cardston on January 12th, 2015 at the age of 55 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 19th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Tuesday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

STOBBS
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
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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

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.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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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. Besides his loving wife Rachele, Jack is survived by his sons Kelly (Shauna) James of Lethbridge and their children Laeten and Talayna; Kevin James of Taber and his son Aiden; Lonny James of Taber and his children Austin and Craig. He is also survived by his sister Willa Wright; in-laws Vince Leismeister, Victor Cemulini, Frank Cemulini, Norma Dalton and Gene Cemulini as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by and infant son Terry Lee James; parents Evan K. and Beatrice James; sister Dorothy Leismeister; in-laws Ivan Wright, Louis Cemulini, Delco (Joyce) Cemulini, Eugene Cemulini, Angeline Cemulini and Allan Dalton. Jack was born in Butte, Montana on October 31, 1922 to Evan and Beatrice James. At a young age he moved with his family to Taber where he lived until the time of his passing. He married Rachele Cemulini at St. Theodore¹s Anglican Church in Taber on July 30, 1966. Together they raised their three sons on the family farm near Taber. Jack actively farmed for seventy years, retiring in 2012 at the age of ninety. Following his retirement they resided on the family farm until January 2014 when they moved into Linden View Care Centre. Jack was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jack¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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