September 29th, 2016

Saturday, January 31, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 2, 2015.

CARRIE GAYE BALKHAM
1970 ~ 2015
Carrie Gaye Balkham passed away peacefully at 44 years of age on January 21, 2015 in Lethbridge, AB. She was a beautiful and dearly loved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Carrie achieved her degree as a part of the Foothills Hospital final graduating class of 1995. Her career began with medical volunteer work in the Philippines, took her to hospitals in Texas and Calgary, and concluded with a rewarding tenure at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Actively supporting her fellow nurses, Carrie held the position of Secretary with United Nurses of Alberta Local 120 for 4 years. As deeply as Carrie loved her practice of nursing, she was equally passionate about art. As an artist, Carrie¹s talents included painting, photography and poetry. She was inspired by local artists and found expression through art to be therapeutic and rewarding.
Carrie is lovingly remembered by her daughter Taryn Balkham Gruninger, parents Stan and MaryLou Balkham, siblings Kelly and Garth Seitz (JennaLee and TaraLynn), Neil Balkham, Leith and Jim Damiani (Matthew and Erin), Dean Balkham (Christopher, Jason and Emilea), Shannon and Clare Watson (Jenae & Derrick Pritchard and Darcie Torscher). She was predeceased by her sister Peggy Korporal, as well as her grandparents Dave and Tillie Brown and Charles and Lena Balkham, and uncles Allen, Jim and Buster Brown and Raymond Balkham. The family would like to thank Dr. Ireland, Dr. Smutz and Dr. Brigdon, Pallative Care Nurses at St. Michael¹s Health Centre, Jack Ady Cancer Centre nurses, as well as friends Sara, TK, Christine, Lynda, Tina and Susan who provided loving care and compassion during her illness.
A Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00pm, and a second from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Celebration of Carrie¹s Life will be held at 2:00pm on February 7, 2015 at EAGLES HALL, 631-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB. Please bring fond memories and stories of Carrie to share if desired. Carrie¹s daughter Taryn was her greatest love, joy and source of pride. Carrie was the best mommy anyone could ever ask for.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to Taryn¹s university fund. For further information, please contact Martin Brothers at 403-328-2361 Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Clarice Louise DeMaere
Clarice Louise DeMaere, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the age of 85. Clarice was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Philip, and son-in-law, Howard Bouck. Clarice is survived by one brother, Norman Wold, of Grande Prairie, and one sister Loreen (Orlan) Berg, of Lethbridge.
Clarice is also survived and missed by her eight children. Her daughters: Judy (Graham) Smith of Kentucky, Maxine (Greg) Quesseth of Innisfail, Phyllis Bouck of Camrose, Colleen (Allan) Parent of Caroline, Beverly (Evan) Baum of Fort MacLeod, Sandra (Bill) Shapcott of North Carolina; and her two sons: Barry (Shannon) DeMaere of Sherwood Park and Ron (Liz) DeMaere of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle (1819 – Ave N, Lethbridge). Viewing will be at 10:00, with internment to follow. A memorial service will be held at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Streets Alive Mission, 323 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1Z9. http://www.streetsalive.ca

HOLLADAY
ROGER HOLLADAY passed away peacefully, on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 74. Roger was born April 20, 1940 in Lethbridge, Alberta to Allen and Della Holladay. He is survived by his loving children: Jackie Karst, Trevor Holladay (Celena), Tamara Bennett (Deon), Jason Holladay; 7 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; his sister, Mary Tollestrup (Barry). He was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl and his parents, Allen and Della Holladay. Roger was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved his family and his friends. Whether it was through teasing, stories, phone calls, short visits or road trips, he took every opportunity to express that love. Roger was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Funeral Service was held in Plymouth, Minnesota on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
The interment will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the MAGRATH CEMETERY, Magrath, Alberta.

JEAN MRAK
1951 ~ 2015
Mrs. Jean Mrak, beloved wife of Mr. John Mrak, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care on January 30, 2015 at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

JOE PREPSL
1935 – 2015
JOE PREPSL, beloved husband of Irene Prepsl, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday night, January 28th, 2015, at the age of 79 years. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Pastor Stephen Reynolds 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

KUNTZ
ROBERT “BOBBY” KUNTZ, beloved son of Andy and the late Bev Kuntz, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at the age of 55 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

MICHAEL LAMB
(1949-2015)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Rodger Lamb who departed this world on January 24, 2015 while exploring his cherished backwoods of the the Crowsnest Pass. Mike lived life fully during his 65 years. He was born on November 29, 1949 in Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois to Ronald and June Lamb. Blessed with many talents and abilities, Mike¹s aptitude for learning and discovering the wonders all around him enabled his interest in the field of journalism. He graduated from the University of Montana and gained employment with KJVO television. He later gained work with the Lethbridge Herald and its Crowsnest Pass Bureau division and then the Calgary Herald and its Banff Bureau. His passion and skills were in demand and he accepted the position with media relations for the Sunshine Village and Castle Mountain ski resorts. Mike enjoyed his work but his heart belonged to his beloved wife, Laura Lynn. She and Mike married on April 13, 1974 and through the ups and downs of life, supported and cared for each other unconditionally. They owned and operated a vacation cottage and spent many precious moments together. Mike had many pastimes where he could cherish the outdoors: he loved fly-fishing, hunting, skiing, gardening and traveling. He was an avid reader and furthered his knowledge in any social setting but he always made time for those quiet moments for reflection and solitude. His genuine concern for the environment drew him to several worthy charitable organizations creating awareness and funding.
Mike was an incredible man who experienced numerous successes, suffered many trials and challenges but always remained a gentleman of fine quality and character. He will be dearly missed and remembered fondly. He is survived by his wife, Laura Lynn Lamb (nee: Pulver) of the Crowsnest Pass, AB; his brother, William “Bill” (Leslie) Lamb; his aunts, Mary Filip and Judy Filip; his cousins, Mark, Daniel, John, Kim and Dana; his nieces, Kelli (Aaron) and Lindsay; his great nephews, Shawn and Billy; his canine companion, Mojo and feline friends, Gandhi & Mao; his extended family and the many friends he made throughout his lifetime. He was predeceased by his parents, Ronald and June M. Lamb and his uncle Richard “Dick” Filip.
The visitation service was held on January 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, AB. The Memorial Mass celebrating and honouring Mike¹s life will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Blairmore (13126-21 Ave) with Fr. Ben Marino as Celebrant. Donations in memory of the late Michael Rodger Lamb may be made to the Alberta Conservation Association or to Trout Unlimited Canada. Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

PELLETIER
Dominic Pelletier of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of the late Josephine Pelletier passed away peacefully on January 27, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Dominic is survived by his children Rose (Xaver), Shiela (Rory), and Murray (Lori); twelve grand children; 15 great grand children; his brothers Danny, Archie, Wilfred, Lionel and Raymond; sisters Cecile, Blanche, Claire, Joan and their families. Besides his loving wife Josephine, Dominic was predeceased by his brothers Don, Theodore, and daughter Sylvia. A Celebration of Dominic¹s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday February 6, 2015 at EDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME, 2424-5th Ave, Fort Macleod, with Reverend Eras Van Zyl, Officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Dominics name to the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520 Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 or the Fort Macleod Pioneer Lodge, P.O. Box 790, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0

STOCKTON
SHANNON MAUREEN STOCKTON beloved wife of Mark Stockton and mother to Liam and Wyatt Stockton of Coaldale, passed away at the St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

STUART DICKOUT
1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Stuart Dickout of Lethbridge, beloved husband to Mrs. Anne Dickout, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2015 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 ­ 24 Ave South, Lethbridge with Pastor Jeffery Frostad officiating. Interment in the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, PO Box 99 Lomond, AB T0L 1G0. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

VREDEGOOR
MIKE VREDEGOOR of Wabamum, AB. passed away in Edmonton on January 27, 2015, at the age of 76. He is survived by 4 daughters, and 4 sons, 7 grandchildred, and 2 great grand children. Mike is also survived by 5 brothers and 5 sisters. He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Gerarda Vredegoor, and 1 brother and 1 sister, 2 brother-in-laws, and 1 sister-in-law. Funeral service will be held on February 3rd, in Wabamum, AB.

Rachel Bigelow
1931 – 2015
Rachel Bigelow, beloved wife of the late Cyril Bigelow, passed away in Medicine Hat on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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