September 27th, 2016

Thursday, February 25th, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 25, 2015.

ARELIS
JOAN ARELIS nee Doram, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Victor Arelis and loving mother of Rick Arelis and Veronica Rowe, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the age of 76 years. 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, Donations 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
Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa, Harland Leonard passed away peacefully in his sleep, February 21, 2015 with his youngest grandson by his side, leaving his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Bertha. Harland was born on the family farm, approximately 17 miles south of present day Val Marie, SK, on October 14, 1924. He was the second oldest and only son of Leord and Johanna (Moe) Brandon. From the time he was born ranch and farm life was his passion, breaking his first horse at the age of six with a little help from Dad. Many hours were enjoyed riding the open range both for pleasure and work gaining a great appreciation for the struggles of the Native Americans and the early settlers and the wonders of nature. Harland and Bertha (East) were married January 12, 1946 and remained on the Brandon ranch for 6 years before acquiring land in the newly opened irrigation project in Hays, AB. In 1953, Harland and Bertha moved with two small children (Beverley and LeWayne) to their new homestead, Jeffery and Mark later completed the family. Over the years the family faced many challenges such as hail and drought but hard work and his love for the land helped him through these difficult times. Over the years Harland worked with the Hays 4H, Hays civic centre, curling rink, minor hockey, baseball, grazing association and the United Church. After 47 years of farming Harland and Bertha retired to an acreage near Diamond City, AB in 1984 and moved to Lethbridge in 1994. During these retirement years they enjoyed camping, fishing, vacations to Hawaii, California and Florida and visiting family and friends. Harland is survived by his loving wife, Bertha; sons, LeWayne (JoAnn) and Mark (Florence); son in law Howard (Kathy) Dell; six grandchildren, Jason (Vickie), Kari (Ryan) Hanna, Mitchel, Harland, Donavon and Lane; five great grandchildren, Montana, Madison, and Chance Brandon, Taylor and Braxton Hanna; sister, Gloria (Bob) Smith; brother in law, Tom Hayes; Bertha¹s family, Gertie Workman, Martha Reid, Hilda (Gordon) Gouldie, Iris Parker and Elaine East; nieces and nephews. Harland was predeceased by his parents, Leo (1955), Hannah (1980), son, Jeff (2007), daughter, Bev (2010), sisters, Cleofae (1967) Fern (2014), Bertha¹s parents, Lily (1963), Jesse (1978); brother¹s in law, Bill Workman (1987), Don Parker (2006), Walter Reid (2012), David East (2014) and John Kress (2014). Harland will be fondly remembered as a loving family man and farmer. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100, 119-14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to the 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

DR. FRANCIS GORDON
GORE-HICKMAN
1924 ~ 2015
Dr. Francis Gordon Gore-Hickman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Luella Gore-Hickman, passed away on February 17, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at ST. AUGUSTINE¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 ­ 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ELIZABETH ³BETTY² BEATTIE
1923 ~ 2015
Elizabeth (Betty) Beattie, beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Beattie, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the age of 91. Betty was predeceased by her parents Jim and Annie Gibson; her brothers David, Charles and Billy Gibson and her grandson; Sean Beattie. Betty worked as a secretary, mainly for the Canadian Armed Forces, at various locations. She enjoyed her retirement traveling, baking, cheering for her beloved Calgary Flames and spending time with her family. Betty is survived by her sister Evelyn Westland, and sister-in-law Barb Gibson; her children Wendy (Glenn) Wyrostok, Jack (Joanne) Beattie, Bill (Trish) Beattie; grandchildren Doug (Tracy) Wyrostok, Jackie (Evan) Cossette and Ashley (Terry) Otto; great- grandchildren Samantha, Dawson, Camdyn, Loghan, Carter, Tyler, Hannah, Jimmie and Justin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty¹s name to the Alzheimer¹s Society of Lethbridge, #402, 740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9. Betty¹s family would like to send special thanks to those who cared for her while she lived at Columbia Assisted Living, Good Samaritans (Park Meadows and West Highlands). 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. Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Dominic Nguyen officiating. A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Dominic Nguyen Celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a reception to follow at the Milk River Civic Centre, 321 – 3rd Avenue NE
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

JOAN (WALL) MARTENS
1942-2015
Joan Martens, beloved sweetheart of her husband John Martens, with her loving sister Lora by her side, went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, February 20, 2015. Joan was born November 1, 1942 to Margaret and Jake Wall and grew up with her sisters and brother on the family farm south of Coaldale. After studying at Lethbridge Community College she worked for the Linn family in the printing department at the former Southern Stationers. She met Johnny, the love of her life, and the two married and made their home in Coaldale where they raised their children Ian and Tiffany. After operating Martens’ IGA for a number of years, they enjoyed their semi- retirement, with Joan’s passion for watercolour painting, gardening, vacationing and spending time with friends and family, especially delighting in the last two years with her grandson Mikko. She will be missed dearly by her husband Johnny, their children Ian (Randi) Martens and Tiffany (Rodney and their son Mikko) Badiuk, her sisters Erika Lyon and Lora Seabrook, and many special sisters and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Gone before her were her parents Jake and Margaret, and her brother Rudy Wall. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32nd street South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. Prior to the Memorial Service an Interment Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:30 A.M. A Memorial Service will be held at the LETHBRIDGE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH – 4717-24th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. If friends desire, donations can be made in Joan’s memory to the Hospital Chaplaincy Program through College Drive Community Church, St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre and the Gem of the West Museum. The family would like to especially thank the staff at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre for their exceptional, compassionate care that made Joan’s last days so meaningful with those she loved.
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

KRYSTYNA TOMASZEWSKI
1927 ~ 2015
Krystyna Janina Tomaszewski of Bow Island, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Feb 22, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Krystyna was born near Krakow, Poland, where she went to school. It was near there, during the Second World War, where Krystyna would meet Stanley, and eventually marry before the war’s end. Shortly afterwards, they moved to West Germany, where they had their first child, Teresa. Then in 1949, they emigrated to San Paulo, Brazil, where she worked as a seamstress, and gave birth to their second child, Tony. After 9 years in Brazil, they eventually made their final move to Bow Island in 1957, where shortly after, they had their third child Rick. Mom kept busy raising her children, and went to school to get her diploma in hair styling. She then opened up a beauty salon in her house. Mom ran a very successful business from her home from the early 70’s until the mid 80’s, when she retired to spend full time with her family. Among the many fond memories that the grandchildren have of Grandma, some that stand out the most were her love of gardening, and her many famous recipes she cooked over the years, especially the “red” rice and raspberry juice that everyone loved. Krystyna is survived by two sons: Tony and Rick (Debbie), Grandchildren, Joanna Darling (Ron) and Susanne Jin (Santo), Jason (Katherine) and Jeff (Melissa Merideth), Erin Ryland (Ben) and Ian (Jessica Malynyk) along with great grandchildren Ayden and Juliessa Jin, and Kristina and Sawyer. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Stanley, her daughter Teresa Last (John), grandson James Last, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Siembida, two sisters and a brother.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 27, 2015 at ST. MICHAEL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1113 1st Street East, Bow Island, AB with Father Fred Monk, officiating. 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

MOLCAK
May 13, 1943 – February 21, 2015
SHARON LILLIAN MOLCAK, passed away at her sister’s home after a brief illness on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the age of 71 years. At Sharon’s request, no formal funeral service 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

SCOUT
KEVIN SCOUT, of the Blood Reserve, passed away on the Blood Reserve on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at the age of 42 years. Funeral arrangements will 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

STEVE CHARLES BARTOSEK
August 12,1932 ­ February 21, 2015
Husband ~ Father ~ Grandfather ~
Great Grandfather
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the peaceful passing of STEVE BARTOSEK at the age of 82 years. Steve was born and raised in Raymond, Alberta where he also met his wife of 61 years, Arlene. Steve and Arlene were married in 1953 and added two daughters, Pauline and Cindy, to complete their family. As a family they moved to Lethbridge in 1964. Steve then worked for Canadian Western Natural Gas for 35-plus years until retiring in 1993. Steve enjoyed playing hockey and baseball in his younger years and his love of sports would continue as he watched his children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren participate in various activities. He was their biggest and loudest supporter. He had an infectious smile, a great laugh and infinite amounts of love and loyalty to his family. Steve enjoyed his time with his family especially when surrounded by them in his backyard for any reason to celebrate. Steve spent his retirement years “bummin¹”, “seeing a man about a dog” and “going for coffee”. Steve is survived by his wife Arlene; daughter Pauline (Mo) Rusling; son-in-law Les Skretting; grandchildren: Shauna (Craig) Johns, Jaclyn (Steve) Hartwick, Karlene (TJ Quinton), Logan, Landon and Clayson Skretting; and four great grandchildren: Austin and Conner Hartwick, Bryden and Cassidy Johns. He was predeceased by his dear daughter Cindy. Steve will be greatly missed by his family, extended family and the many people he has touched over the years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to KidSport Lethbridge and Taber, 1001-3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J3.

SURMIK
MARGARET ROSE SURMIK, beloved wife of John Surmik of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the age of 77 years. She is the loving mother of: Debra Taylor, Michael (Gayle), and Joanne (David) Foder. She leaves behind seven grandchildren: Ryan (Tiffany), Brady, Dyson, Tristan, Cameron, Mikayla, and Sophia; and two great grandchildren Conner and Jordyn. She is also survived by brother John Tuff and two nieces Wendy and Kathy all of Calgary. Margaret is predeceased by her father Carl Neilson. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10TH AVENUE CHAPEL, 1912-10 Avenue South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.

Adele Reamsbottom
1931 – 2015
It is with profound sadness that the family of Adele Reamsbottom, beloved wife of the late Stan Reamsbottom, announce her passing in Taber on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the age of 83 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tribute¹s in Adele¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (www.tdhf.ca <http://www.tdhf.ca&gt; ). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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