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Monday, March 9, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 9, 2015.

BEANE
OREN BEANE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Shirley Beane, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

BUELLA HILDA TUDOR
1914 – 2015
BUELLA HILDA TUDOR , beloved wife of the late Elza Tudor, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the age of –100 years. Buella was born in Newington, Stormont, Ontario on May 10, 1914. She passed away on March 6th, 2015 at her beloved Lethbridge. She was the seventh child of eight children. The Forsythe family enjoyed many comforts when the fortunes prospered but these were reversed following WWI. At the age of 4 she travelled westward with her family until they settled in Regina, Saskatchewan. These hardships and the depression during her formative years led her to leave school by the age of 15. Working her way as a hired girl, she followed her sister Laura to southern Alberta. Here she met and married Elza Tudor. They bought a farm and settled down to develop a home and raise four children; Lloyd, Donna (Allan Gregor), Patricia (Glenn Allan) and Judith. Mom was always interested in improving her education. The radio was always viewed as informative and farm news magazines were purchased. She and her husband developed a small dairy and poultry business. All of her children finished high school, had music, art, and dance exposure, and encouraged to pursue further education. Social issues were very important to her and she contributed to many good community causes. In her later years mom spent many happy hours raising a garden. She loved her family and got pleasure from her grandchildren: John, Nicole, Michael, and Stephan Gregor; Christy and Jacqueline Tudor; Russell, Trevor and Todd Merrick. Her great grandchildren are Jesse, Zackery and Jasmine Jefferey and Alisha Gregor. Mom was predeceased by her husband Elza after 70 years of marriage, Jacqueline Tudor, Trevor Merrick, Russell Merrick and Jesse Jefferey. A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY – 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. An open house will follow.

ELKJAER
KETTY ELKJAER (nee OLSEN), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Kaj Elkjaer of 73 years, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Further obituary to follow once completed.
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LINDA WIEST
1954 ~ 2015
Ms. Linda Mae Wiest of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the age of 60 years.
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.

MARIA SCHNITZER
1918 ~ 2015
Mrs. Maria Marta Schnitzer (Pazniakova) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kazimierz Schnitzer, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the age of 96 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 11:00 am on Monday, March 9, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge, followed by a Graveside Service at 11:30 pm in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Maria asked that a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 or http://www.heartandstroke.ac.ca. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

MILDRED LOWTHER
1930 ~ 2015
Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Alice Lowther of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Tom Lowther, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the age of 84 years. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Catherine of Calgary; brother-in-law John (Diana) of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Besides her husband Tom, Millie was predeceased by her infant daughter Loretta Marie, her brother Albert (Rusty) and her parents Alex and Anna Marie Smith. Millie was born on March 22, 1930 near Walsh, Alberta. She moved to Medicine Hat with her family where she resided for 18 years. Leaving Medicine Hat she moved to Lethbridge where she resided until her passing. She was employed by Scott Fruit for 9 years and then moved to Automatic Electric, later to become Microtel where she worked for 23 years, retiring when they closed the plant. She maintained many friendships from her time there and called them her Microtel Family. Millie and Tom enjoyed numerous bus trips including Alaska, British Columbia and California. Visiting family in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta were always fun trips. Her smile and friendly disposition will be missed by many. She was always so happy to greet people and have a visit. A special thanks to Dr. Jonker and to Dr. Wong and the staff of the Renal Clinic for their terrific care. Also to the staff of St. Michael¹s long term Care and the nurses of 4C for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson officiating. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

OKUGAWA
MS. KAY YOSHIKO OKUGAWA passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the age of 92 years. A private family service will be held at a later date.

REURINK
1934 – 2015
HANK REURINK, 80, passed away Friday, March 6th, 2015 at the Piyami Place in Picture Butte. He leaves his wife Stiena of 54 years; sons Randy, Ron (Marty), Doug, Quentin (Sylvia), Mike (Vicky) and Tracy (Tanya) along with 14 grandchildren. Interment for family to begin at 1:00 P.M. at the church with processional to the Huntsville Cemetery. A Funeral Service will be held at the IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH – R.R.204, Iron Springs, AB. on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Deboer officiating. No flowers by request.

SPEAR CHIEF-BUCKSKIN
WINSLOW ³DUTCH² SPEAR CHIEF-BUCKSKIN passed away on March 2nd, 2015 at the age of 35 years.
A Candlelight Service will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at Dutch¹s residence at 5:00 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, March 11th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

WIGHT
DOROTHY MAE (LOOSE) WIGHT beloved wife and best friend of Deloy Wight passed away on February 28, 2015 at the age of 83. Dorothy and Deloy raised 6 wonderful children; Sheila (Garry) Ratzlaff, LeeAnn (Roger) Call, Corey (Merrill) Wight, Lonnie (Kevin) Konefall, Julie (Lyle) Roberts, and Donna (Darren) Young. They also have 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Her children and grandchildren willingly shared her with many people who loved her and adopted her as their mother and grandmother, and each one held a special place in her heart. Dorothy leaves behind one brother, Courtney Loose, whom she has adored since he was born. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Awold and Pearl Loose; her brothers Gordon, Lamar, Morgan and Sheldon; her in-laws, Clarence and Esther Wight; her oldest daughter Sheila Ratzlaff, and her oldest grandson Christopher Call as well as many other family members and friends who we know have been anxiously awaiting her arrival into their loving arms again.
Dorothy was special and loved by everyone that knew her. She was kind and loving and saw the good in everything; even through her trials she remained positive and never lost her sense of humor that we all loved. She quietly served and shared her many talents with everyone around her. Dorothy was well known for her porcelain dolls. She taught classes to over 1500 women and girls where each one of them was able to take a beautiful doll home. She was a loving wife and mother who always put her family¹s needs before her own. Dorothy was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of her loving Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ. This was apparent in every facet of her life and she was a great example to her children and grandchildren. She faithfully served in many church callings throughout her life. She, along with Deloy, served a mission for the Church in Tonga and fell in love with the Tongan people and again adopted a few along the way that called her Mom. Dorothy fell in love with and married her sweetheart and best friend Deloy for time and all eternity 65 years ago on October 19, 1949. It¹s hard to talk about Dorothy without Deloy because they were truly companions in everything. Their love story and life together has truly been an inspiration to many, especially to her children and grandchildren. Friends may meet the family at LEGACY FUNERAL HOME on Friday, March 13 from 7-8 pm or at the church on Saturday, March 14 from 10-10:45 prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in MOUNTAIN VIEW, Alberta on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11am with Bishop Dennis Baker officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Email condolences to legacycardston@gmail.com

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