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Thursday, February 19, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 19, 2015.

CHIZMAZIA
1916 – 2015
VILMA CHIZMAZIA, beloved wife of the late James Chizmazia, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at her home, with family by her side. Vilma was predeceased by her husband James, infant son Donald, son Ronald, all her brothers (Charlie, Joe, John, Andrew and Julius), and her sisters Beth and Marian. She is survived by her children Beatrice, Eileen, P.J. and Jamie, 10 grandchildren, 18 great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, and her sister-in-law Mary Kaszas. Her good neighbors Matthew and Christine Lui, Harry and Ellen Wong, Ken and Cathy Gejdos and Allan and Justin Jarvie, always helped her. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vilma’s name to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5
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

FREE
MRS. MARY FREE of Lethbridge passed away on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at the Edith Cavell Care Centre at the age of 81 years. A family memorial gathering will be held in Manitoba later, in the spring.

HILDE STEIN
1933 ~ 2015
Mrs. Hilde Stein of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. George Stein, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the age of 81 years. She is survived by her son Ludwig (Carlinda) Stein, her daughter Brigitte (David Gangur) Wile, her three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements to be announced when complete.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LINNEA (BOWEN) BARNETT
1921 ~ 2015
Mrs. Linnea (Bowen) Barnett of Del Bonita, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the age of 93 years. Linnea was born on June 22, 1921 in Beresford, South Dakota, the oldest daughter of Axel and Helga Johnson. She moved to Canada in 1930 where she lived in Raley, AB until 1932. Her dad then homesteaded in the Ross Lake area and she attended school there until grade 9. In 1943 she married Latham Bowen and in 1951 they moved to the family farm in Del Bonita. She is survived by her five daughters Ann (Lawrence, deceased) Kanig and children Bridgette Donovan, Steven (Celia) Donovan, Derrick (Laurie) Donovan, Drew (Muriel) Donovan, Melinda (Joe) Mastel; Marlene Bowen (Ken) and child Donna (Fenton) Neufeld; Pat (Larry) Wilde and children Ryan (Amy) Wilde, Lamar (Crystal) Wilde, Lindsay (Brian) Prete, Douglas (Kris) Wilde, Duane (Jenna) Wilde; Pam (Ernie) Schellenberg and child Brandi (Harald) Doeving; Carrie (Rod) Wilson; thirty-four great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Latham Bowen, second husband Durward Barnett, brother Roy Johnson; two sisters Madeline Dunlop and Joyce Hoyt. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or to the Autism Society of Alberta, 174, 3359 27 Street NE Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 5E4. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LUCAS
MRS. LAURA EMMA LUCAS of Coutts AB, beloved wife of Isaac, passed away on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 75 years. A family memorial gathering will be held.

MARIE DEKEYSER
1922 ~ 2015
Marie Emily Louise Dekeyser (nee Dogterom) of Lethbridge, passed away on February 13, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Friday February 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge).
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge). Interment is at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a reception at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, (610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge). Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

RICHARD DICK THUNDER CHIEF
(DAY CHIEF)
NAPINAMSKAA
1944 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness that the family of Mr. Richard Dick Thunder Chief (Day Chief) announces his passing on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 70 years. A Wake Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 23, 2015 at ST. MARY¹S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH, Blood Reserve, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

SLEMKO
STEVE SLEMKO, of Coaldale, beloved husband of Frances Slemko, passed away at the Coaldale Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 97 years. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale, AB on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Newton Rodriquez, Celebrant. A Private Family Interment will follow at the Coaldale Cemetery.
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

TANYA WICHERS (DIAPER)
1974 ~ 2015
Mrs. Tanya Wichers of Calgary, beloved wife of Mr. Mitch Diaper, passed away at the age of 40 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when complete. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

Jo McDonald
1929 – 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our mother and grandmother, Johanna McDonald, in Lethbridge on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine¹s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Jo will be greatly missed and remembered dearly by her children Patti (Reid) Stevenson of Taber, Jim (Barb) McDonald of Taber, Suzanne McDonald of Kimberley, British Columbia, Janette (Jim Huzczyk) McDonald of Calgary, Keith (Julia) McDonald of Lethbridge, Paul (Karlen) McDonald of Lethbridge, Gord (Karla Trimble) McDonald of Lethbridge and Kathy (Jeff) Bates of Kimberley, British Columbia. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, of whom she was very proud Mitchell and Alexis Stevenson and Corey, Dillan, Taylor, Rachel, Blake, Jeffrey, Brennan and Ryan McDonald. She will be remembered by her special step grandchildren Scott, Mike and Tyson Lommerts and Layla and Marissa Tedesco. Jo is also survived by her sister Julie Ann (John) Calpas of Lethbridge, sisters-in-laws Dot Hagel and Tilly Hagel of Lancer, Saskatchewan and by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Jo was predeceased by her husband Ken, brothers Tony Hagel, Simon Hagel and sister Barbara Tumbach and her husband Simon Tumbach. Johanna was born June 26, 1929 to Andrew and Susannah Hagel in Lancer, Saskatchewan. After high school, she studied at the Convent of Sion in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to become a teacher and moved to Taber to teach school. She met Ken McDonald and fell in love. They married soon after and had eight children, Patti, Jim, Suzanne, Janette, Keith, Paul, Gordon and Kathy. Jo was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with family and friends and she instilled the importance of family to her children. She was also devoted to the church and served it faithfully, most notably with the Catholic Women’s League and as an organist for St. Augustine¹s parish for more than sixty years. Jo will be remembered for her strong will and soft heart. Her beautiful and gorgeous smile will be missed dearly. Her family takes reassurance knowing that she is reunited with the love of her life and husband, Ken. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Johanna¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca <http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca&gt; ). The family wish to thank all the staff at the Taber Hospital, Foothills Hospital in Calgary and the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge for all the personal, professional and loving care Jo received during her stay. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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