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Monday, January 19, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 19, 2015.

ALLEMEKINDERS
JOHN ALLEMEKINDERS, beloved fiance to Hilly Sullivan of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 75 years. John is survived by his daughter Catherine (Morry) Hunt and the apples of his eyes, his three grandchildren; Sarah (Dan) Neufeld, Amanda Mackenzie (Justin Brick) and Tanner Mackenzie (Brittany McGrath), four great grandchildren, Tazman and Aurelia Neufeld and Tavis and Aaliyah Brick. He is also survived by two brothers Harry McKinders and Leo (Audrey) Allemekinders, sister Sonya Allemekinders as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents Leendert and Ida, his first wife Diane, second wife Jessie and sister-in-law Lil. John had two amazing careers, first with MacDonald’s Consolidated which closed in 1987 and then he began with Lethbridge School District #51, advancing quickly to head custodian at L.C.I. John was loved by everyone who met him. His work ethic was unmatched. His kind and gentle nature touched everyone he met. John will be fondly remembered for his pranks and witty humor. John loved going to the cabin at Duck Lake where he was an avid fisherman. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Friends and Family are welcome to attend a visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Tim Clark officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of John, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.
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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

DAVIES
ROBERT (BOB, BOBBY) ALAN DAVIES, beloved husband of Nancy Davies, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away January 15, 2015 at 58 years of age. Besides his loving wife, Bob is survived by his daughter Shannon (Keith) Dykslag and his two grandsons Maverick and Memphis of Lethbridge, son Shane (Justine) Davies of Lethbridge, his father and mother Edgar and Mary Davies of Picture Butte, his sister Cheryl (Denis) Leclair and family from Picture Butte, sister Kathy (Jason) Brown and family from Lethbridge, sister Joanne (Hugh) Sully and family from Edmonton and brother Michael Davies and family from Picture Butte. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Hilda Valiquette, sister-in-law Deborah (Michael) Trumble and family, brother-in-law Ron (Penny) Keats and sister-in-law Jane (Jim) Corcoran and family, all from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Bob was predeceased by his grandparents Jack and Formosa Davies, grandparents Gabor and Barbara Tokai as well as his sister-in-law Josee Perrier Davies. Bob was born March 24, 1956 in Lethbridge Alberta. He was raised and educated in Picture Butte, graduating from Picture Butte High School in 1974. He was an athlete; he swam, played basketball, baseball, hockey and so much more. Bob’s passion for life came at a young age and lasted throughout his life. Bob met Nancy in 1978 and they began their life together. They were married on March 21, 1981 and their love was never ending, which led them to being married again in 2006. They added two children to their life and raised their family in Picture Butte. Bob was a dad that offered his children fun, guidance and constant encouragement. He was the dad that fixed the Barbie sports car, took you to your first boy band concert and taught you how to shoot the perfect jump shot from just outside the paint. He never missed a game and also offered pointers on how to improve your game. He was the dad that taught you how to be a goaltender, defensemen or whatever position you wanted to play that day. He took you to the rig to show you everything he knew, to pass down his wisdom and love for the oil patch. Bob loved to travel with his family, whether it was a camping trip in the summer, a road trip to the Sully’s to hit up the West Ed waterslides, or a trip out east to visit family. Bob loved to golf and would often spend time hitting the greens with his wife, son and many buddies. His passion for golf led him and Nancy to vacation in Arizona where he could spend most of his days on the golf course. Bob was the type of guy that would sit and have a beer with you and talk for hours even if he just met you. Bob spent his career working in the oil patch and he loved it! He loved the challenge, the people he met and the large amount of foul language one could use while working. Bob worked his way through the ranks and was awarded countless safety awards for running a great rig and crew. At the end of his career he owned his own consulting business and was successful and proud of the work he did. Bob’s proudest and most memorable moments were becoming a grandpa “Papa”. He loved shooting slap shots in the garage, seeing how many homeruns Maverick could hit over the fence in the backyard, taking him for a cruise to Picture Butte to visit grandma at the post office or check in with Uncle Mike at the rink. Sleepovers at Papas were always the best. Bob was a man that was loved by all. He was genuinely respected by everyone and will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and co workers. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 462 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.
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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

ERNA DYCK
1919 ~ 2015
Mrs. Erna Dyck, beloved wife and life partner of the late John. F. Dyck passed away peacefully with family at her side on January 16, 2015 at the age of 95 years. Erna was born on December 30, 1919 in Landskrone, Russia to Henry and Catherine Mantler. Erna is survived by her children Evelyn (George) Wieler, Ron (Gladys) Dyck, Dorothy (Bill) Janzen, Carrol Epp, Ernie Dyck and Harvey (Anne) Dyck; 16 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; one great- great- grandchild; sister Tena (Abe) Thiessen; as well as many nieces, nephews and their families. Erna was predeceased by her parents; sisters Helen and Maria; brothers Henry, Jacob, Peter, Abe, John and Ed; and son-in-law Douglas Epp. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, January 19, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316- 17 Street, Coaldale, Alberta with Pastor George Klassen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946-32 Street. N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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. 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.
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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

JOHANNA PLAUSTEINER
1926 ~ 2015
Johanna (Stropnik) Plausteiner of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at St Michael¹s Palliative care on January 15, 2015 at the age of 88. Born June 16, 1926, in Vojnik Slovenija, second oldest of 9 children. She immigrated to Canada 1954 settled in Lethbridge where she resided until her passing.
Johanna was predeceased by her husband Johann; her son Allan; grandchildren Dina and Sean Palmer, Jessie Plausteiner; son in law Garrett Palmer; parents Franc and Antonia Stropnik; sisters Fanika, Micika; brothers Tonci, Pepi and Franci. She leaves behind to mourn, her daughters Erika (Gerry) Palmer, Johanna (Peter) Johner; sons Ivan (Stephie) Stropnik, Frank Plausteiner, Joe (Naomi) Plausteiner, Stan (Rhonda) Plausteiner; Grandchildren, Irena, Jason, Jamie, Christine, Lisa, Kyle, Kelly, Kayla, Ryan, Rhonda and Diane; and 12 great grandchildren. In Slovenija sisters, Paula, Hermina and brother Ivan.
Mom loved to swim, walk, garden, bake and cook. She was a member of the CWL, and active in the senior¹s community for many years. We will miss her love, strength and courage, but know mom is at peace and in the company of many loved ones. Family wish to extend our heartfelt thank you to staff at Columbia Age Care, St Michaels Palliative care unit and the doctors who looked after our precious mother. Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, January 23, 2015 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, officiating. In lieu of flowers, mom has requested that donations be made to Muscular Dystrophy, Suite 104, 10335-172 St., Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K9
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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. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Kolodziej of Edmonton, Christopher (Grazyna) Kolodziej of Lethbridge and Lilian (Cam) Barton of Calgary. Adolf is also survived by his grand children, Andrea (Michael) Salmon of Lethbridge, Ryan Kolodziej of Montreal, Quebec and Kaitlynn Barton (Tim Weaver) of Calgary, as well as his great-grandson Joshua Salmon of Lethbridge. Left to cherish his memory are his brother Roman (Josia) Kolodziej of Vernon, B.C. and his numerous nieces & nephews. Besides his loving wife Kazimiera, Adolf was predeceased by his parents Stanislaw and Magdalena Kolodziej, brothers Kaz and Karl Kolodziej and his sister Cela Korol. Adolf Kolodziej was born in the village of Holendra, Podhajce district in pre- world war II Poland on June 17, 1927. His child hood was interrupted with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939 and subsequent partition of the country by those two nations. He was deported, along with thousands of Poles to the Gulags and slave labor camps of Siberia in 1940. After Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 the allies persuaded the Soviets to release surviving Poles being held in the Siberian Camps. Adolf made his way with his family to Tehran and from there to British colonial Africa where he completed his primary education. In 1945 he joined the Polish free army under British command and was stationed in Palestine and Egypt until 1947. He was then sent to Great Britain and served with the Polish Resettlement Corps until honorably discharged on emigration to Canada in 1949. On the trip to Canada on the H.M.S. Aquitania he met the love of his life Kazimiera. Once they arrived in Halifax, Adolf went to Lethbridge to work for the P.F.R.A. and Kazia went to Montreal to live with her family. They corresponded by mail for over a year before Adolf proposed that they get married. They were married in 1951 and for over 59 years they had a wonderful life together until Kazia¹s passing in 2010. Adolf worked for the federal government (P.F.R.A.) for 39 years as a draftsman and engineering technician. The P.F.R.A. was responsible for overseeing most of the irrigation development in Southern Alberta. Adolf made a significant contribution to the construction of the St. Mary¹s dam and irrigation project, Waterton dam, Carsland dam, Bassano Irrigation project as well as numerous smaller projects. Adolf was very proud of his Polish heritage. In the early 1950¹s together with a small number of colleagues from his native Poland he became one the founding fathers of the Canadian Polish Association of Lethbridge. He served as president and vice president as well as other executive positions in that organization. He was an active member for over fifty years before his failing health forced him to retire from the association. One of the proudest days of his life was receiving the Siberian Cross from the Government of Poland. It was presented to him by the Polish Consul General in 2006 acknowledging his Siberian experience and the sacrifices he was forced to make during the war. He was very connected to his heritage but even more so to his new adopted country, Canada. He never let us forget that we live in the best country in the world. Adolf loved his family more than anything and he was especially proud of his grandchildren, Andrea, Ryan and Katie. He was an avid curler and bridge player and loved to read. Woodworking was a hobby he enjoyed very much. His famous lawn chairs were desired items by both friends and relatives. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He and Kasia also loved to travel to destinations that included Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, continental Europe, Poland, Mexico, the continental U.S. but especially Hawaii. We will never forget those memorable family car trips in Canada and the U.S. Adolf worked hard and made a great life for his family. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and “Dziadzius”, respected by his peers and loved by his family, Dad will be missed but never forgotten. In Memory of Adolf and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society – #402-740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P1. In keeping with Adolf’s wishes, a Private Family Service & Interment will take place at a later date.
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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

Marinus in den Bosch
June 18, 1928 – January 16, 2015
With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing away of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Marinus (Morris) in den Bosch on January 16, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Born in Zierikzee, Zeeland June 18, 1928, he married his beloved Jannetje Van Sluys May 12, 1950 and together they immigrated to Canada in 1951. Starting in Picture Butte, he worked on various farms till settling on the home place in 1970 near Fort Macleod. Besides his loving wife Janny, he is survived by seven children: Helen (Murray) McDonald, Dick, Jack (Jenny), Maurice (Henriette), John (Wendy), Henk, and Lia (Floor) Oskam, 41 grandchildren and 71 great grandchildren, one brother Henk (Leni) in den Bosch in the Netherlands. He was predeceased by his parents Marinus Jacobus in den Bosch and Lena Bal, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 great-grandchildren Andrew and Liam, brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Janny Van Sluys, and sisters-in-law Charlotte Van Sluys and Frances Van Sluys. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB. T0K 1V0. Condolences will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 2608 ­ 7th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB. with Reverend P. Bazen officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery.

MARY JOHNSON
1928 ~ 2015
Mrs. Mary Johnson of Lethbridge, (formerly of Aden), beloved wife of the late Mr. George Johnson, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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

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. 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
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

On January 12, 2015 PERCY RAY OLD SHOES was called home to heaven. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, great uncle, nephew, husband, cousin and friend. He passed away suddenly at home on the Blood Reserve. On May 5, 1959 Ray was born to Percy Old Shoes, Sr. and Viola Joyce (Weasel Moccasin) Old Shoes at the Blood Indian Hospital, Cardston. He left behind his twin boys; Tyrus Jay and Tobias Ray (Chanelle) grandchildren; Kendrick, Kendra, Viola and Leileena; Kristy (Barnaby) Provost; grandchildren Tess, Payton, Bryleigh and Declan and Ryan Day Chief. He will be deeply missed by his Mother, Joyce and sisters; Emily, Sandra (Curtis), Sylvia, Gretta and Philistine (Jeff); His maternal auntie Lauretta Many Bears and maternal uncle Peter (Delores) Weasel Moccasin. His paternal uncles John (Holly) Old Shoes and Leonard (Bernice) Old Shoes; He also leaves behind his Great Uncle; Donald Big Swallow. He will be sadly missed by his nephews; Nicholas (Josie) , Lonnie (Seneca), Nigel (Tatjana), Wyatt and Julian. Nieces: Purcella, Ginger, Jasmine, Ina and Isabelle. Great Nephews; Kenneth, Logan, Jerome(Geronimo), Quincy, Vincent (Vinny), Koda, Amadeus and Paul. Great Nieces; Joyceline, Mary Jane, Eva, Ada, Cassidy and Leia. He also left behind the love of his life, Margaret Day Chief. He had numerous cousins, extended family and friends. Ray was predeceased by his father, Percy Sr., Maternal Grandparents; Pete and Ada Weasel Moccasin, Paternal Grandparents; Mark and Eva Old Shoes. Nieces; Josie and Amanda. Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, January 19/15 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. A celebration of Ray¹s life will begin at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 19/15 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Tuesday, January 20/15 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

RALPH “DEL” COURT
1934 ~ 2015
Mr. Ralph “Del” Court of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Health Centre on January 17, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Del is survived by his daughters Susan (Grant), Barbara and Trish (Lee). Grandchildren Heather, Carly, Blake, Jessica, Kianna and Chelsea. His sister Marlene (Reg) and Brothers Jerry (Marlene) and Dale (Reta). He was predeceased by his parents LaMar and Pearl, and his brother Douglas. A private family service will be celebrated at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

RIEMANN
HORST RIEMANN, beloved husband of Leonie, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, on Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. 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

RONALD FORNER
1948 ~ 2015
Mr. Ronald Forner of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Lucie Forner, beloved father of Nicole, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 66 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROSS OLSEN
1947 ~ 2015
Mr. Ross Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Marilyn Olsen, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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