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Thursday, February 26, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 26, 2015.

ARTHUR VALIN
1921 ~ 2015
Mr. Arthur “Art” Wilhelm Valin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Valin, passed away on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Besides his beloved wife Ann, Art is survived by his sons Donald (Beatrice) and Gerald (Margaret); 8 grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his daughter Judy Mohr; sisters Karen Ecklund, Mary Johnson, Violet Erlendson, Anne Way and Helga Rose; and brothers Andrew (Vera) Valin, Elmer (Edith) Valin, Ed Valin and Len Valin. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Mountain View Cemetery, Field of Honour, 1210 Scenic Dr. South, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

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. 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 “BETTY” BEATTIE
1923 ~ 2015
Mrs. Frances Jemima Elizabeth “Betty” Beattie of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Beattie, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the age of 91 years. 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. 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. Mom was born July 13, 1930 in Medicine Hat, AB and was raised in the Faith/Foremost area. On February 21, 1955, mom married the love of her life, Herbert Garber and together they raised their 6 children on the family farm. Mom¹s greatest love was her family. Her children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren brought her such wonderful joy. Over the years she loved to cook, bake, garden, sew and entertain. Sunday afternoons were often spent preparing her famous fried chicken for our supper guests. Her grandchildren, nieces and nephews fondly remember the wonderful meals she would prepare. Mom¹s faith was very important to her. She was a life member of the C.W.L.. Mom was always involved with 4-H through us kids and served as a leader for many years. Besides her loving husband Herbert, Clara is survived by her children; Theresa (Dennis) McTaggart, Donald (Teresa) Garber, Linda Robutka, Maureen (Anthony) Miller, Laura (Darwin) Balog all of Milk River, AB and Sheila Garber of Airdrie, AB, 14 grandchildren; Layne (Cary-Anne) McTaggart, Lindsey (Joel) Hougen, Lee McTaggart, Kyle (Kelsey) Garber, Marcie Garber, Cody Robutka, Jason Robutka, Kelsey Robutka, Danny Miller (Amanda Bock), Devon (Rachelle) Miller, Cheryl Miller, Brad (Marina) Balog, Darla (Blair) Seward and Carmen Balog (Patrick Klatt) and four great- grandchildren; Jordan Lodermeier, Carter Hougen, Payten Garber and Braxton Balog. She is also survived by her brothers Mark (Merlyn) Harty of Milk River, AB, Vincent (Ann) Harty of Lethbridge, AB, Conrad (Phyllis) Harty of Whitecourt, AB and Peter (Lynn) Harty of Carstairs, AB, one sister Marion (Harold) Halvorson of Foremost, AB, her special uncle, Gabriel Ehnes of St. Albert, AB and her special aunt, Maggie Shade of Edmonton, AB, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents Ferdinand and Anna Harty and Katherine Harty, brother Ralph Harty, sister and brother-in-law Magdalena (Manny) Lehr, mother and father-in-law Frank & Anna Garber, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Freda (Pete) Bruyckere, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank (Margaret) Garber, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ernie (Martha) Garber and her son-in-law Alan Robutka. Mom¹s generous and loving soul will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
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. Following the Memorial Mass, relatives and friends are invited to attend a Reception 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. 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.
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
Mrs. Krystyna Tomaszewski of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stanley Tomaszewski, passed away on February 22, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A Funeral Mass 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

OWENS
NORMA OLGA OWENS, passed away in Magrath,Alberta on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the age of 89 years, beloved wife of the late Allen William Owens. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

ROSS REED WOOD
Aug. 3, 1950 – Feb. 14, 2015
With profound sadness the family wishes to announce the passing of Ross in Winnipeg with his family by his side. Ross was born in Lethbridge where he took his grade school and when the family moved to Powell River, he took his high school there. Ross graduated from the RCMP and retired after 5 years as sergeant.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Betty Ann, his children, Stacey (Graeme) Hay, and David (Mystie) Wood and his beloved grandsons Evan and Alex Hay. His mother Lee McColl and sister Laura and Kathryn and their children. Brother in law and sisters in law in Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his father Glen Reed Wood and his in laws Harry and Betty Ann Tordon. Ross will be remembered for his easy smile sense of humour and his dedication to the safety of the general public. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Gone, but not forgotten.

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