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Thursday, January 22, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 22, 2015.

APPLEBY, LEON
Mr. Leon Appleby, 33 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitter Union, Local 496, passed away January 16, 2015.The Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy.

BODNARUK
MARJORIE BODNARUK, beloved wife of John Bodnaruk of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Private family interment will be held prior to the Funeral Service.
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

CAHOON
LAWRENCE CAHOON passed away in Cardston on January 20th, 2015 at the age of 90 years, beloved husband of Carolyn Cahoon of Leavitt, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held at the Leavitt Alberta Cemetery on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

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. 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.
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

GENO GIACCHETTA
1937 ~ 2015
Mr. Geno Giacchetta of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

JENSEN
BIG SVEND AAGE JENSEN of Magrath, Alberta, passed away suddenly January 20, 2015 at the age of 98. Svend was born in Foldby Aarhus, Denmark March 11, 1916. His parents were Jens Kristjan Jensen and Gjertrud Marie Sejersen, of Denmark. He married Eva Andersen in Aarhus Denmark April 20, 1946. They immigrated to Magrath, Alberta, Canada in August of 1949 where they raised seven children: Paul (Susan) Jensen, Inger (Duane) Schaufert, Leo (Linda) Jensen, Kenneth (Shirley) Jensen, Betty (Gordon) Hirsche, Chris (Linda) Jensen, and Robert Jensen. He is also survived by his son Bent (Bente) Christensen who lives in Denmark. Svend had 23 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Svend was predeceased by his wife Eva Jensen, his parents, sister Edith and brother Vagner. When Svend came to Canada he worked on farms for a few years, until he started working at the window factory then known as Tanco Millwork. He was mostly in charge of setting the machines and keeping them running properly. There he worked until he retired at the age of 67 years. Svend and Eva, along with their youngest son Robert (Bobby), loved to go camping and fishing. They loved spending time in the mountains. Eva passed away in 1995 and then he mostly stayed home. He was known by all in Magrath, and you would see him on his scooter heading to the café for coffee with his friends. Svend was fortunate to live a long healthy life of almost 99 years before he passed away. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, Magrath, Alberta. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SASH, Box 280, Magrath, AB T0K 1J0.

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. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LOWRY
TEINA BETH TEAMO LOWRY, beloved daughter of Rod and Sherylin Lowry passed away in Calgary, AB on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 21 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Magrath Stake Center on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:13am. Friends may meet the family from 9:27am to 10:43am prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Email condolences to legacycardston@gmail.com.

NELSON
NORMAN EARL NELSON passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, beloved spouse to LaDene Nelson. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

ROSE HEATHER
1928 ~ 2015
Mrs. Rose Heather of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ronald Heather, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the age of 86 years. A private family service will take place at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROSS FREDRICK OLSEN
1947 ~ 2015
Mr. Ross Fredrick Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marilyn Olsen, passed away suddenly at home on January 16, 2015 at the age of 67 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 9:00am ­ 9:50am at the LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE BARN, 3000 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Mr. Richard Knight, officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Mrs. Helen Roth beloved wife of the late Mr. Tom Roth, passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre, on Monday, January 19, 2015, at the age of 96 years. Helen will be forever remembered in the hearts of her children: Bev (Tony) Hammel, Deanne (Carl) Torgerson, Don, Marilyn (Chris) Schwab and Debbie (Gary) Meger. Her memory will be cherished by her grandchildren: Jeff, Pat, Kevin (Candrin) Hammel; Darren, Chrissy (Sean), Daniel (Willow) Torgerson; Jasmine (Carey), Kelsey (Andreas), Jonathan Roth; Jason (Irlanda), Michelle Schwab; Angie (Richard), Ryan Meger as well as her great-grandchildren: Jordan (Tasha), Tyler, Shazia, Kabria, Kaia, Keston, Kolter, Kealey Hammel; Brittany, Jordyn, Greyson, Keegan, Rowan, Ivy Torgerson; Emelio, Ethan Schwab; Declan, Miranda Meger and her great-great-grandson, Sawyer Hammel. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Tom; beloved granddaughter, Rhonda; parents, Philip and Ottilia Gross and her seven siblings. Helen was born on September 28, 1918, in Grassy Lake, AB., where she was raised and educated. She married her loving husband, Tom, on November 23, 1942. In 1961, she started working at the Pleasant View Lodge in Bow Island and continued working there until her retirement at the age of 75 years. Bowling was her passion and continued to be her passion until she was 93. Helen loved to crochet and sew, and could make anything by just looking at a picture. She loved her church and was a devote, lifetime member of the CWL. Helen¹s commitment to her faith and health was combined by praying the rosery while riding her exercise bike for thirty minutes every day. Her joy was her family, her home and her flowers. Helen¹s strength and commitment to life and her fighting spirit gave her the independence to live in her home until she was 95 years old. Helen¹s legacy will live on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Vigil Prayers at St. Michael¹s Catholic Church, 1101 – 1 Street East, Bow Island, AB., on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael¹s Catholic Church on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Father John L. Maes celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bow Island Cemetery, with a time of fellowship thereafter in the Bow Island Golden Age Club. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com <http://www.cooksouthland.com&gt; ) Memorial donations in Helen¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), #102, 520 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 0C6. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Toll free 1-877-528-6455

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