September 29th, 2016

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 4, 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, contribution are being accepted towards a trust fund for Taryn¹s University tuition. Donations can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Royal Bank of Canada ­ Westgate Branch Transit # 00285, 336 University Drive West, Lethbridge AB, T1J 5C9. All other RBC branches would be happy to forward any donation to the Westgate branch. 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

DAVIS
CHRISTOPHER LANCE DAVIS passed away in Raymond on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the age of 52 years, beloved husband of Holly Davis of Magrath, Alberta. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Center on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am. Friends may meet the family from 9:45 am to 10:45 am prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery. Email condolences to legacycardston@gmail.com

ELL, DELOYD
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of DELOYD ELL, on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the age of 74 years. Deloyd is survived by his loving wife and best friend Shirley. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Juanita (Tony) and Laurence (Theresa), three grandchildren, Christina (John), Nicole and Dillan. He is also survived by two nephews Wayne and Greg (Jean) and two great nephews Cory (Carmen) and Jeff and one great niece Shaylee. He was predeceased by his parents Laurence and Barbara Ell, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie (Sam) Hofer and Pauline (Tony) Miller and father and mother-in-law Doug and Fran Morrison. Deloyd was the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, Council #5726 and President for the 60 Plus Club. Deloyd loved spending time with his family aned will be sadly missed. “You will be in our hearts forever and we love you. Your struggle is now over, rest in peace.”
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira as Celebrant. In memory of Deloyd, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 ­ 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100, 119 – 14 Street NW. Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6
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

JACOB DYCK
1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Jacob Dyck of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Susie Dyck, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 1, 2015 at the age of 93 years. A Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:00pm, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the Coaldale Funeral Home, 1711, 20th St. Coaldale, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am, on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 18 St. Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. Send condolences at
http://www.coaldalefuneralhome.com

JEAN MRAK
1951 ~ 2015
Jean Mrak of Coaldale, beloved wife of John Mrak, passed away after a brief illness at St. Michaels Palliative Care Unit on January 30, 2015 at the age of 63 years. Jean was born and raised in Foremost, AB. She moved to Lethbridge where she met her husband of 42 years. They moved to Coaldale 1983, where they raised their two sons. Jean loved running her Financial Advisory Business for over 20 years, and was a School Trustee for the Palliser School District from 2004-2013. Jean loved travelling with John and her family, whether it was a camping trip or an adventure to a foreign destination. Jean was proud of all her grandchildren and loved them dearly! Jean will always be remembered for her sense of humor, amazing smile and gentle spirit. Besides her loving husband John, Jean is survived by her 2 sons Brad (Nancy) and Joe (Laura); grandchildren Lucy, Jager, Kason, Charlie and Cora; 3 sisters Pat (Bob), Kay, Doreen (Clark); 2 brothers Gordon (Deborah), Ray (Faye). Jean was predeceased by her parents Edward and Pauline Taylor.
Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Jean¹s Life between 1:00pm ­ 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 4, at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 18 St., Coaldale, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MUELLER
MRS. CHERYLANNE MUELLER of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Roger Mueller, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on January 31, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass, an interment at Archmount Cemetery will be held.
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

Nathan Johnson passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of the late Pearl Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Lauree “Ree” Sauter of Medicine Hat, Nels (Carol) Johnson of Raymond, Gerry Johnson of Port Alice, BC, and Mary-Ann McDonald of Lloydminster; one son-in-law, Manfred Both of Edmonton; his sister, Elva Bashaw of Calgary, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Goldie Johnson; his wife Pearl; one daughter, Linda Barth; one son-in-law, Hugh Sauter and one daughter-in-law, Carol Johnson. Nate grew up in Raymond, Alberta and lived there most of his life. He was a heavy duty mechanic by trade and he also enjoyed farming, gardening, playing pool, shuffleboard and cribbage, and playing the guitar and harmonica. Nathan moved from Raymond to Lethbridge then to BC before moving to Medicine Hat where he passed away. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL (Medicine Hat) on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Nathan Johnson, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

PARK
1976 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of JAY ALLAN STUART PARK, on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at the age of 38 years. Jay was born in Brooks, Alberta on December 3, 1976 to Judy and Byron and was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was predeceased by his father Byron and his maternal grandparents, Marion and Harvey Kilfoyle. Jay will be sadly missed by his mother Judy, his stepfather Alan Hoard, his loving aunty Lee and Jay¹s faithful companion Rayne. He is also survived by his stepbrothers and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins near and far. Jay was a gentle soul who loved watching sports, camping, going to movies with friends, attending concerts and spending time with his family and friends.
A gathering to honor Jay, for all his family and friends, will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Northside Luigi’s Restaurant from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice in his honour.
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

PAYNE
ALLAN PAYNE, beloved husband of Phoebe Payne, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Monday, February 2, 2015. Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, February 6 at the Raymond Stake Centre from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or prior to the Funeral Service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200W, Raymond. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

STOCKTON
SHANNON MAUREEN STOCKTON of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mark Stockton and mother of Liam and Wyatt Stockton, passed away peacefully at St. Michael¹s Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer, and her family by her side, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the age of 48 years. She was born April 28, 1966 in Calgary and resided in Toronto for a short time with her parents, and then returned to the Calgary area where she finished school. Shannon worked numerous years for Calgary Co-op until she started the next phase of her life. Besides her loving husband Mark, she is survived by her sons Liam (8) and Wyatt (7). She is also survived by her mother Margaret Kemp, sister Cindy (Fred) Giles, brother Shaun (Wendy) Kemp; in-laws Jack and Anita Stockton; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Shannon was predeceased by her father Fredrick Kemp.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COALDALE CHAPEL, 2216-21 A. Avenue, Coaldale. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

TREBER
FLORENCE “BABS” TREBER, spouse of the late John Treber, passed away at the Clearview Lodge in Taber on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the age of 90 years. A longer obituary will be in Thursday¹s paper.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.

Fred Oliver
1942 – 2015
Frederick Louis Oliver, beloved husband of Ami Oliver, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the age of 72 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.

John Kuntz
1946 – 2015
John Kuntz, beloved husband of Mary Kuntz, passed away unexpectedly in Calgary on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the age of 68 years as a result of a motor vehicle collision. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides his loving wife Mary, John is survived by his siblings George (Loretta) Kuntz, Harold (Eve) Kuntz, Bill Kuntz, Andy (Earlma) Kuntz, Bertha (Mike) Hehn, Lucy (Bob) Robert and Rita Regier; sister-in-law Nancy Kuntz and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Magdelina and Andrew Kuntz, brother Gerald Kuntz and sister-in-law Lois Kuntz. John was born in Walkerton, Ontario on May 19, 1946. He was raised on a farm where he became very fond of all things John Deere. During his travels, he was introduced to Mary Braun. They were engaged and tied the knot in Taber in 1988 and enjoyed almost twenty seven wonderful years together. Anyone who knew John, knew him as a dedicated, hard working loyal man that would do anything for others. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John¹s name may be made directly to the Gideons International in Canada, Box 3619, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7H2 (www.gideons.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Madeline Silver
1946 – 2015
Madeline Anetta Silver, beloved wife of the late John Silver, passed away peacefully with family by her side in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Madeline is survived by her three sons Greg (Christine) Silver of Lethbridge and their children Brad (Susan), AJ, Destiny, Naomi and Hannah; Phil Silver of Taber; Rob (Serina) Silver of Taber and their children Tayla and Raelynn. She is also survived by her sister Carol Beluch of Lethbridge. She was predeceased by her loving husband John and parents John and Eva Beluch. Madeline was born and raised in Taber. She loved children and was known as the neighborhood grandma. When Madeline wasn¹t gardening, she loved watching her soap operas, but no matter what show was on, she always let her grandchildren watch whatever they wanted. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her family and friends. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Madeline¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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