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Monday, February 23, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 23, 2015.

ALBINA CHRONIK REDLINGER
1930 ~ 2015
Albina Chronik Redlinger (nee Slodkowska) died peacefully in Mesa, Arizona on February 13, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Albina is survived by her husband, Artie Redlinger, her five children: Stasia (Andee), George (Deb), Mary, Dan (Elizabeth), Patty (Peter), ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and her sisters Stasia Michalska and Apolonia Radzinska. Albina was born on August 6, 1930 in Adamowka, Poland. She married Alexander Chronik on Oct. 17, 1946 and immigrated to Canada in 1949, where they settled in Picture Butte, Alberta. Here they raised their five children. They were married for almost 52 years until Alex¹s passing in 1998. Albina then married Artie Redlinger on June 27, 2002 and moved to Mesa, Arizona where she has resided for the past thirteen years. Albina¹s happiest moments were spent in the company of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was passionate about scrapbooking, anything to do with her family¹s accomplishments and was constantly taking pictures of her life¹s precious moments. She was very devout in her faith and a long-time member of the C.W.L. Her interests also included travelling, cooking, baking and gardening. All are invited to attend and celebrate Albina¹s life. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, February 23rd at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4th St. S. Lethbridge. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 24th at ST. CATHERINE¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave North, Picture Butte, with Father Newton Rodrigues, celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 ­ 10 St. Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7. The family would like to thank Senior Bridge, Carrie Fernandez, Mom¹s personal hospice nurse and the staff at Infinity Hospice Care and Doctors Long and Dawson for their compassionate care. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ARELIS (nee Doram), Joan,
June 20, 1938 to February 19, 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and loving wife of the late Vic Arelis. Joan is also predeceased by her brothers, Norman, Mel and Roy Doram. Joan quietly passed away at the St. Michael¹s Health Care Palliative Care Unit surrounded by family and friends after a bold and courageous battle with cancer. Joan attended school in the Readymade area , and grew up on the farm with six brothers before moving to Lethbridge. Her sense of humor was always present, and anyone who met her definitely shared a laugh. Over the years she had several jobs, but especially enjoyed her time as a hairdresser, and working at Zellers. Family dinners were a very special occasion and Joan had a real flare for cooking that had us all rushing to be first in line, and there was always room for another seat at her dinner table. The friendships Joan made lasted a life time; one friendship was so strong they considered themselves sisters. She bestowed unconditional love to her husband, children, and grandchildren and her devotion to her family was just one of her amazing qualities. She will be truly missed but forever in our hearts. Joan is survived by her son Rick Arelis, daughter Veronica Rowe (Real Huyghe), grandchildren Madison (Reece Broder) and Brody Rowe, Samantha, Vincent and Victoria Arelis, her brothers Ken, Frank and Ray Doram and their families, as well as Al Arelis and family, Aldute, Veronika and Maria in Australia, numerous nephews and nieces, Jan Martin her dearest friend and Mark Rowe who was like a second son. We would like to send special thanks to the staff at St. Michael¹s Health Centre, Dr. Frick , Dr. Bentke, Frank, Carey, their families, and everyone else for their support at this time. A celebration of life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. In memory of Joan, Donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
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

BRANDON
HARLAND BRANDON, beloved husband of Bertha Brandon, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the age of 90 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

DOW
KAY HARRIS DOW, 85, of Cardston, Alberta, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Kay is survived by his wife Wilda (nee Nelson), daughters Stephanie (Don) Phillips, Barbara (Josef) Pickering, Kristine Dow, his brother Roy (Florence) Dow, and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is pre- deceased by his son James Harris, his sisters Nadene (Gordon) Forsythe and Elaine (Laughlin) Fleming. Kay, born in Magrath, Alberta on August 9th, 1929, spent his working years in Calgary as an administrative educator. He and his brother Roy, who grew up playing in the family school band, ³Dow Rhythmers², initiated a band program in Calgary that continues today. Kay and Wilda spent their retirement years enjoying golf, travelling, and were happy to serve a mission in Samoa and Australia. Over 40 years ago, Kay built a cabin on Shuswap Lake, which has been at the centre of special family times for his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He will be missed and always loved. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston (355-3rd Sreeet West) on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:00 to 12:45 pm prior to the Service.
Interment will take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens in Calgary, Alberta (17th Avenue, S.W. and Lower Springbank Rd.) E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

DR. FRANCIS GORDON GORE-HICKMAN
1924 ~ 2015
Francis Gordon “Gordie” Gore-Hickman passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on February 17, 2015 at 90 years of age with his sons by his side. Gordie was born on April 8, 1924 in Grimsby, England, and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1925. He attended high school in Red Deer, and completed one year of undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta before joining the army in 1943. After the war, he returned to the U of A, where he earned his BSc in 1948, and MD in 1950. While working as an intern at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, he met a nurse named Luella Bright, and they were married in June 1952. Gordie completed his specialty in Pediatrics at the Vancouver General Hospital, and in 1958 he joined the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge, where he enjoyed a successful career that spanned 31 years of caring for children in southern Alberta. Gordie and Lu celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before Lu passed away in 2002. During his medical career, he served as Chief of Pediatrics at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital from 1969 to 1984 and St. Michael¹s Hospital from 1985 to 1989. Gordie was active in the Alberta Pediatric Society and the North Pacific Pediatric Society, and was President of the U of A Medical School Alumni Association. He served on the Child Health Committee for the Province of Alberta for 10 years, and was awarded lifetime membership in both the Alberta Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association. Gordie also served his community in other ways. He was very active in the Lethbridge Shrine Club. He served as Chairman of the Child Health Care Committee, assessing children for eligibility, and arranging for their care at Shriners Hospitals across North America. As a Shriner, he also rode his motorcycle in countless summertime parades throughout southern Alberta. Gordie enjoyed boating and relaxing at the family cottage at Little Bow Provincial Park. He was an avid sports fan, and particularly loved to watch hockey, football, golf and curling. He was a member at the Lethbridge Country Club and the Curling Club, and took much pride in having scored both a hole-in-one and an eight-ender. Gordie is survived by his brother Desmond (Eunice); sister Moyra Baize (Ted); sons Tim (Heather) and Ron (Barbara); six granddaughters, Shaunna MacNeil (Chris), Erin, Emily, Christy, Mackenzie and Lauren; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Riley. He was predeceased by his sister Megan, wife Luella and his eldest son Bill. Gordie was a loving and devoted husband and father, blessed with a full and happy life in spite of its challenges. He was also blessed with a compassionate spirit that enabled him to touch many lives in his kind and caring way. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at ST. AUGUSTINE¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 ­ 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

GARBER
CLARA GARBER (nee Harty), beloved wife of Herbert Garber for 60 years, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at the age of 84 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

JACOB DOGTEROM
1926 ~ 2015
Mr. Jacob Dogterom of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Irma Dogterom passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

LISOWSKI
Mildred (nee Poelzer) Lisowski passed away Friday Feb 20th, 2015 at age 90 years, beloved wife of the late Leo Lisowski. Mildred was born January 10th, 1925 at Humboldt, Saskatchewan to Michael and Elizabeth (nee Hinz) Poelzer. Mildred loved life and lived it to the fullest as a daughter, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by seven children, Allan; Bob (Jessie) children Tadius (Cathy) sons Hunter, Nash, Grant, Kari; Pat (Sherry) children Ryan (Mary), Ian; Liz (Lanny) Doenz children Blake, Kristine (Michael Ford), Denise (Michael Caruso) son Vincent; James; Kevin children Cole, Kayla; Keith (Lori) children Carson, Mathew, Katie. Mildred¹s personal enjoyment was sewing, of which she was a master and many enjoyed the fruits of her labour, she also took great pride in sharing her teaching talents within her church. Mildred was predeceased by her husband Leo in 1992, her parents Michael and Elizabeth and her sisters Rita Wiederholt, Sister Zita Marie Poelzer, Sister Agnes Poelzer, Angela Desmond and brothers Charles and Arnold Poelzer. She is survived by sisters Sister Irene Poelzer, Sister Dolores Poelzer and brothers Jerome, Raphael, and Bernard Poelzer. Family and friends are invited to attend Vigil Rites (Prayers) that will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB. on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 PM. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB. on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 11:00 AM. with Father Dominic Nguyen celebrating. Following the Mass of Resurrection the family of Mildred request your presence at a luncheon in the church hall. A private family Interment will take place at the Milk River Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the Milk River Community Health Center, or a charity of one’s choice.
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

MARTENS
JOAN MARTENS, forever the beloved sweetheart of John Martens, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, February 20th, 2015 at the age of 72 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

SURMIK
MARGARET ROSE SURMIK, beloved wife of John Surmik, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

TANYA LYNN WICHERS (DIAPER)
1974 ~ 2015
Mrs. Tanya Wichers of Calgary, beloved wife of Mr. Mitch Diaper and stepmother to Conor, passed away suddenly in Phoenix, AZ at the age of 40 years. Besides her husband Mitch and stepson Conor, Tanya is survived by her mother Doris Wichers; brothers Harvey (JoAnn) Wichers and Brian (Stacey) Wichers; sister Lisa Wichers; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. She was predeceased by her father John Wichers and sister Carol Ann Wichers. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd West, Lethbridge, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one¹s choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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