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Thursday, March 5, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 5, 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.
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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 with her children nearby.
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 predeceased by her parents Bill and Rosalie Nagy, sister and brother -in-law Jolane and John Kovacs, brother Bill Nagy Jr., brother-in-law John Freca, 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. ANDREW¹S 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 .
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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

FRANCIS BAD EAGLE
Francis Bad Eagle was born on September 27, 1941 in Brocket, Alberta and passed away on February 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. A Wake Service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the residence of Fabian Bad Eagle in Brocket, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul¹s Catholic Church in Brocket, Alberta. The family would like to express their appreciation for the support and kindness shown during this time. A Special Thank you to the family and friends in Edmonton who shared in his life¹s journey. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek. (403-627-4864)

HALVERSON, LARRY
– Mr. Larry Halverson, 46 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496,. passed away February 27, 2015. the Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy.

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. Mom was born to Andrew and Mary Wojnarowski May 11, 1931, in Taber, Alberta. Mom married our father John (predeceased) on April 30, 1949 and together raised a beautiful family, Joseph John (predeceased in infancy), Andy, Ed, Rick, Liz (Glen & Ken predeceased). Rose worked hard all her life working in the floral industry, canning industry and the family farm! The joyous of all was being the best mom, grandma and great-grandma, raising a large family (You did us Proud). Mom enjoyed many days in her garden, the flower and vegetable gardens were enjoyed by all. Mom enjoyed get togethers and special holidays with family and friends; perogies and cabbage rolls will be a staple for many years to come. Mom your kindness, generosity and affectionate personality will be missed by all. Rose says goodbye to two beautiful sisters; Mary (Tony) Nowik and Helen (Henry Predeceased) Kolpak, numerous nieces, a nephew and their families. Mom will be missed by her family: her sons, Andy, Ed (Marlene), Rick, daughter Liz and her family. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren; Kelli, Kara (Darren), David, Daniel, Dylan and special great-grandsons Mason and Ryker (Boyd).
“We Lost a great mother, grandma & great grandma, she fought a good fight.
Fly high mom, you’ve earned your wings”
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 was held prior to the Funeral Service.
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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 WIEST
1954 ~ 2015
Ms. Linda Mae Wiest of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the age of 60 years.
Family and friends may pay their respects between 7-8pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, Enchant, AB with Pastor Jeff Frostad, officiating. Interment to follow at Enchant Cemetery. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

LOIS DOREEN DICKINSON
In the afternoon on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Lois Doreen Dickinson fell asleep peacefully in death at 81 years. From a young age, Lois had strong faith as one of Jehovah¹s Witnesses and it was this that brought her great comfort in her last days. Lois was born in Prince Albert on October 6, 1933. It was here that Lois met the love of her life, James William Dickinson. In grade one, James pushed her down the stairs because he liked her so much, and they never parted again. They were married on August 30, 1952, surrounded by friends and family. Lois was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many. She is survived by her daughter Jan Rolston (Douglas Rolston); her grandchildren ChantelleLinnea Bowie (Mark Bowie), Chayney William Rolston (Melissa Rolston), Scott Douglas Rolston (KatelynnRolston) and great- grandchildren Éilidh Niamh Bowie, Finn Jackson Ian Bowie, Soloman Kerry Rolston and soon to be baby boy Rolston. She is also survived by her daughter Dodi Trowbridge (Darcey Trowbridge) and her grandchildren Brittany Lynne Fox (Jeffery Fox) and Bryce James Trowbridge (Anielka Trowbridge) and great-grandchildren Afton Ryder Fox and Krew Hendrix Fox. As well as sister Verna McCandless (Darwin McCandless), niece Merlynn (Randy) King and nephew Brad McCandless. She is predeceased by her loving husband James William Dickinson, her son James (Jimmy) William Dickinson and her parents Louis and Doris Larock. Lois had confidence and faith from the bible that there will be a time when all can live in peace. Psalms 37:11. She loved sharing this message with others. Lois requested that there be no funeral service held, however memorial donations can be made to the WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF CANADA, P.O. Box 4100, Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 4Y4. She will be missed by many; we love you grandma.
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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

MABEL KJELLOGE 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. Thank you Mom. 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 “MARICA” BIRUS
1925 ~ 2015
Mrs. Marija “Marica” Birus passed away peacefully in the family home with her loved ones by her side on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Marija was born on September 21st, 1925 in Hra__e, Croatia where she was educated, married and raised her daughter Katica “Kathy”. At 46 years of age, Marija relocated to Germany and began working as a caregiver at a senior¹s home. After four years, Marija joined her daughter Katica in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in November of 1975. Marija continued in her role as a caregiver; however, this time she focused on raising her grandchildren Crystal and Robert, and eventually her great grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Marija was not just a grandmother to her grandchildren but became everyone¹s Baka (grandma). She was extremely fond of the outdoors and truly loved to garden taking particular delight in her home grown tomatoes and geraniums. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Katica (Mirko) Kain, along with her two grandchildren Crystal (Gregory) Lothian, Robert (Alexandra) Kain; her four great grandchildren Finley, Calyn, Harrison, and Jasper; and the numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families here and abroad. Besides her husband Josip Birus, Marija is predeceased by her parents Ivan and Anna Rozic, brothers Rudolp Rozic and Drago Rozic, and sister Kata Rozic. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am, on Friday, March 6th, 2015, at ST. MARTHA¹S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Vladic officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

MYRTLE THACKRAY
1929 ~ 2015
Mrs. Myrtle Thackray of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Thackray, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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.
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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

PATRICIA KASZUBA
Mrs. Patricia Kaszuba of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Alfred Kaszuba, passed away on March 4, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com
to send a private condolence.

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. Shirley was born in Coleman, AB and spent the majority of her life in the Sparwood / Fernie area, until she moved to Lethbridge in 2005 after retiring. Shirley loved golfing, bowling, bingo, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren. Shirl had an unorthodox golf swing and a fondness for woods over irons. Her family and friends, especially the Senior Swingers, will miss her. Besides her loving husband, Shirley is survived by her three children Carol (Jason), John (Francine), David (Nicole), and stepchildren Linda (Eric), Brian (Sylvia), Lana (Stan), as well as her grandchildren Connor, Jack, Madelaine, Grace, Brittany (Kalen), Caylee, Shaylin, Brooklyn, Kyla and Aleena. 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

VAILE-BELGARDE
1963 ­ 2015
ARDIS NANETTE VAILE- BELGARDE, beloved mother of Joseph, Tyrell and Jeffrey and daughter of Elsie, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the age of 52. Ardis was born February 26, 1963 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada and spent most of her life on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. She attended schools in Coalstrip, Montana and Brigham City, Utah, eventually graduating from Browning High School. She also attended Lethbridge College and the College of Great Falls. She married Ermine Belgarde in 1989 and together they raised their three children. Her and her family spent many days in the mountains cutting wood, hunting, fishing and picnicking. Ardis was known for her delicious home cooking, infectious laugh, and her story telling. She worked various jobs, mainly as a painter and general laborer. Ardis had many close friends and cousins that were more like brothers and sisters to her. Pat Hoffman, Hughie (Laura) Monroe and Kelly (Ron) Thunder Chief were very special to Ardis and went through good and bad times with her. She loved and cherished her nieces and nephews and was happy to hear of their accomplishments and there to help them work through their problems. She was the “favorite Aunt”.
Ardis is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Daesean, Drayden, Mikah and Jonessa siblings, Bryce, Carl Russell, Lori (Galen) LaPlante, Roxie (Alvin) Ladd, Toni (Andrew) Madrid, Maxine (Floyd) Big Head and Cheri (Arnold) Mansfield McMurdie and numerous nieces and nephews. Ardis was predeceased by her husband, Ermine, her dad, Earl Everett, siblings, Buck, Kristin and Earla. A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. A Wake Service and Viewing will be held at EAGLE SHIELDS CENTER in Browning, Montana on Saturday, March 7, 2015. A Funeral Service will be held at EAGLE SHIELDS CENTER in Browning, Montana on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be at Monroe Ranch in East Glacier, Montana.
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

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