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Wednesday, March 4, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 4, 2015.

BUTLIN
JEAN BUTLIN, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Jack Butlin, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the age of 91 years. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Magrath Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society
317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, 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

CHABAY
1923-2015
It is with heavy hearts and also with thanks for a long and healthy life, the family of IRENE CHABAY announce her passing after a brief stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre from complications following a number of heart attacks at the age of 91. Irene was born July 7, 1923 in Tiszaadony, Bereg County, Hungary. She immigrated to Canada in early February, 1940 at the age of sixteen, after a horrific thirty-two day journey through Southern Europe with her younger sister Jolane.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of thirty-eight years Joseph Chabay, on February 28, 1981. Irene was also deceased by her parents Bill and Rosalie Nagy, sister and brother -in-law Bill Csabay, sister-in-law Irene Calcutt and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in Canada, United States and Hungary. Irene is survived by her four children, James Csabay, (Marlies) and family, Priscilla Melby (Palmer) and family, Danny Chabay (Liane Fox), Janet McKillop (Laird) and family, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Katie Frecka and family, sister-in-law Pat Nagy and family, brother-in-law Leslie Csabay (Eleanor) and family, as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Irene will be sadly missed and remembered for her marvelous cooking, especially her chicken soup (“Hungarian Penicillin”), her cabbage rolls and other assorted Hungarian soul foods, all lovingly prepared and served to all who entered her home, which she tended and lived in until her passing. She had a great love of flowers and country living and was very independent until very recently. Irene loved to travel and during her lifetime saw a great deal of the world, either by car, bus, plane or cruise ship. She never left home without her hair just so, dressed to the nines and every trip, even just into town, was an adventure.
Irene was a supporter and member of the Hungarian Old Timers Club, Hungarian Cultural Society, Readymade Community Association, Readymade 50 Plus Club and Canadian Legion, to name a few. She enjoyed going to events put on by these various groups. Cremation at her request. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 ­ 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend L. Hankinson officiating. Interment will be a private family Service. In memory of Irene, If so desired, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V, or to a charity of choice .
Honoured to Serve
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

GAEHRING
MR. JAMES “JIM” GAEHRING of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on March 01, 2015, at the age of 76 years. A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

KRAJEWSKI
On Sunday, March 1, 2015 heaven got a little brighter! Our amazing and beautiful mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother ROSELLA “ROSE” KRAJEWSKI, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with her family by her side. A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Teresa Grice officiating. Those that wish to pay their respects may do so from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating. A Private family interment will be held prior to the Funeral Service.
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

LINDA MAY WIEST
1955 ~ 2015
Ms. Linda May Wiest passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the age of 60 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com

MABEL JORDAN
1920 ~ 2015
Mabel (Vaage) Jordan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Bernard Jordan, passed away on March 2, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Together Mabel and Bernard raised their four children, Reg, Wendy, Trudy and Randy at their home where friends and family were always welcome. Born on August 13, 1920 in Norway, she was proud of her Norwegian heritage but was especially proud of being a Canadian and an Albertan, loving the brilliant sunshine, blue sky and wind-swept prairie of southern Alberta. Mom always led an active life and could be seen moving at a brisk pace along sidewalks and through corridors. Her life was full of love and laughter, conversation and spirited discussion. A hard worker, devoted to family and friends, she had a strong social conscience and worked for the betterment of others less fortunate. The lessons we learned from Mom are about the value of hard work, honesty, strength, compassion and obligation; the wisdom of moderation and occasional intemperance; as well as dedication to family and society. She demonstrated the importance of humor along with the values of thrift and generosity. For these things among many, many others we are very grateful to Mom and she will be forever remembered and missed. She was preceded by her husband, Bernard in 1991, close friend Trev Ianson in 2008, daughter-in-law, Judy Jordan in 1997, and siblings Agnes, Edna, Alfred and Erling. Mabel is lovingly remembered by her family Reg and Ann of Markham, Ontario, Wendy and Remie Benoit of Lethbridge, Trudy and Kent Douglas of Vancouver and Randy and Carla of Morinville, Alberta; grandchildren, Darren and Becki of Taipei, Taiwan, Kelly and Jude of Toronto, Tyler and Isabel of Squamish, Ryan and Mayté of Markham; great grandchildren, Chloe, Eli, Jeremy, Zack, Evie, Emma Mabel, Zoe and Erik. Also close were Andy and Aimée Benoit of Lethbridge and their children Nicolas, Dominic and Julien. Thank you to the staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre, WE Care/Greystoke, Dr. Yamashita and Dr. Majiet for the care given and a special thanks to Sue Spencer for her visits, laughter, stories and support. They are special people. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 am at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South. Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.ca) 204 ­ 2323 ­ 32 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, or the charity of your choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARIA SCHNITZER
1918 ~ 2015
Mrs. Maria Schnitzer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kazimierz Schnitzer, passed away on March 3, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MARIJA BIRUS
1925 ~ 2015
Mrs. Marija (Marica) Birus of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Josip Birus, passed away on March 2, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 6, 2015 at ST. MARTHA¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd., Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

OLIVE ELIZABETH THOMPSON
1926 ~ 2015
Mrs. Olive Elizabeth Thompson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the age of 88 years. A private family service to be held at a later date. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ORCHARD
Dr. GEORGE EDWARD “TED” ORCHARD
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather GEORGE EDWARD ³TED² ORCHARD. After a courageous battle with Parkinson¹s, Ted passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on March 1, 2015 with his loving wife and cherished youngest daughter at his side. He is survived by his beloved wife Ellen and daughters Jill, Joanie and Catherine. He is also survived by his two sons, his ³kindred spirit² Warren, and Leonard, daughter Alexandra, and twins Margaret and Roberta. Ted is also survived by 19 grandchildren. Abroad, he is survived by his brother Michael (Sandy) Orchard in South Hampton England, cousin Daphne Kassif of Israel, as well as many close cousins, nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents and son Ronald. Ted was born in London, England November 26, 1935 to parents George James Orchard and Louisa Henrietta Orchard. As a young man he lived on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire, England. With his multi-lingual talents he served in the British Army for two years as a linguist becoming proficient in the Russian language. He went on to continue his education at Oxford University (St. John¹s College) attaining both his Bachelors and Master¹s degree in History and Education. Before immigrating to Canada to complete his Doctorate in History at McGill University in Montreal, adventure beckoned and Ted travelled to Nigeria to teach for two years with CUSO.
In 1965 Ted was offered an opportunity to become one of the founding faculty members for establishment of The History Department at The University of Lethbridge. During his tenure there Ted took great pride in teaching, translation, editing and research. He taught at the University until his retirement as Professor Emeritus. He was a prolific writer and editor and leaves a legacy of numerous published books, translations, volumes and articles on the History of Russia which are used in Universities today throughout the world. One of the many highlights of his academic career was an invitation to collaborate with other scholars in Israel for the examination and deciphering of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is fondly remembered as an academic scholar, contributor, linguist, author, and respected colleague and friend to many. Ted lived life to the fullest enjoying family gatherings, travel, sports, music, and his adoring pets. After playing recreational soccer for years, in his retirement he was a coach and referee for the Lethbridge Soccer Association. Active in the community for many years Ted was also a member of the German Male Choir, German Club, and the Playgoers of Lethbridge. Ted will be remembered fondly as a gracious man of integrity, quiet nature, kind-heartedness and gentle spirit. He will forever be cherished within his circle of friends and family for his gifts of thoughtful conversation, amazing intellect, astounding factual recall, brilliant wit and unique sense of humor. He spoke kindly, laughed whole-heartedly, cared deeply, and loved generously. Always a privilege to share in his company, our hearts are heavy and Ted will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Dr. South, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating. Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson¹s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254-3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0J9.
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

SHIRLEY CORAZZA
1944 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Shirley Corazza, beloved wife of Bert Corazza, on February 15, 2015 at St. Michael¹s Health Centre at the age of 70 years. A Celebration of Shirley¹s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Art Robertson
1928 – 2015
Arthur Baird Robertson, beloved husband of the late Hellen Robertson, passed away at Bow Island Health Centre on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Art is survived by two sons Harvey (Marg) Robertson of Lethbridge and their children Brianne (Brian) Dand of Red Deer (their children Riley, Carter and Brodie), Mandy (Patrick) Foster of Squamish, British Columbia and Stacey (Cole) Goodwin of Red Deer; Bruce (Carla) Robertson of Bow Island and their sons Colin (Tara) Robertson (their children Aubrey and Rhett) and Kyle (Karmyn) Robertson (their son Landon) all of Bow Island. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Tyler, brother Andy (Agnes) Robertson; sisters-in-law Anne Robertson, Margaret Ryall, Betty Sjoquist and Cathryn (Pat) Desjarlais; brother-in-law Tom (Amy) Dey and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Hellen in 2011; mother Isabella Robertson; father and step-mother Warrender H. and Jean Robertson; brothers John, Warrender, Kenny and Larry (Jennifer) Robertson; Hellen¹s parents William and Florence Dey and brothers-in-law Max Tyler, George (Shirley) Dey, Charles Ryall and Albin Sjoquist. Art was born April 27, 1928 in Calgary, the fourth of seven children. His father¹s work with Calgary Power took them to Seebe, Alberta. After his schooling, Art followed his father and brother and began working for Calgary Power as a lineman. He met Hellen in Banff in 1948 and they married November 12, 1951. They settled in Innisfail where their two sons, Harvey and Bruce were born. After sixteen years, a management position brought them to Bow Island in 1967. Art served as manager of the Bow Island and District Office until he retired in 1984. They enjoyed many camping trips with family and friends during the summer months and following retirement, they spent nine winters in Arizona.
Art was a man of many talents. Many hours were spent rebuilding cars, building houses, gardening and wood working. He was a member of the Bow Island Lion¹s Club, the Elks and the Golden Age Club.
Family was very important to him. He loved spending time with his growing family. Whether watching the grandkids play their sports, camping with them or attending family functions he took great pride in being their grandpa. In recent years, with the arrival of great grandchildren, his soft heart was further exposed. He loved watching and playing with them. Art¹s love for his family was always abundantly evident in his never ending commitment to us. Despite always being the first to step up to help others, his independent nature made it hard for him to ask for or accept help. He will be dearly missed. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Sheila McLeod officiating. A private burial service will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Art¹s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to a charity of one¹s choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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