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Thursday, March 12, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 12, 2015.

ABRAM “SLIM” ENS
1923 ~ 2015
Mr. Abram “Slim” Ens, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Ens, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on March 9, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Prayers will be held at 7:00 ­ 8:00pm on Friday, March 13, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316-17 St., Coaldale, AB with Pastor Lillian Thompson, officiating. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence

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. Beloved mother of two daughters; Deeidra Ott, of Lethbridge and Imajean Nystrom, of Wadena, SK, she is also the beloved stepmother of Barry (Rosanne), of Victoria, BC, And Bruce (Brenda), of Trail, BC. She is survived by nine grand children, two great grandchildren, one sister Isobel Maguire and many nieces and nephews in Ontario. Jean is predeceased by her only son Boyason Ott, one sister, two brothers and parents. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. A Private 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.

CAMERON STONE
July 28, 1988 – March 6, 2015
It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Cameron James Glen Stone (CJ) of Lethbridge, AB at the U of A Hospital, at the young age of 26. He will be forever remembered by his Mother Myrna(Atwood) Iwaasa (Perry), Father Jim Stone (Julie), his brother Mark, sisters Danae (James), Erin (Darcy), Kylee, and Sarah, and niece Haylee, whom he adored, and many wonderful friends and relatives.
Cameron was predeceased by his grandparents Glen and Elva Atwood and Pearl Snyder (Stone), Uncle Brian and cousin Lacey, who was like a sister. A Celebration of His Life will be held at the LDS Chapel, 4105 Forestry Ave S. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. There will be no viewing. In Memory of Cameron’s fight for life and in lieu of flowers, donations to U of A Hospital Liver Transplant Foundation will be greatly appreciated at: http://www.championsofcare.org.

CORNELIS HEYBOER
1948 ~ 2015
Mr. Cornelis Heyboer of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Mrs. Jeanetta Heyboer, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

EAGLE SPEAKER
KENT BRANDON EAGLE SPEAKER, son of Buster Eagle Speaker; grandson of the late Clifford Eagle Speaker, passed away in Calgary on March 7, 2015 at the age of 31 years. A Wake Service will be held on Friday March 13, 2015 at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve from 6:00-11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 14, 2015 at St Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of LEANNE EMILY FOX ³OTSKOIPIIKSIIYAAKII² (Blue Bird Woman) on March 8, 2015 at the age of 33 years. Leanne is survived by her parents Mary (Rex) Bird and Bill (Mary Jo) Rabbit; adopted Mom Kyla (Ray) Crow; children Kristain (Cassidy) Fox, Nevada and Martina Heavy Runner; brothers Tom (Chrissy) Fox, Dustin (Deanna) Fox, Sonny and Thomas Rabbit, sister Lucynda Rabbit; her paternal uncle Duke (Irma) Rabbit; Aunty Marlene (Marvin) Yellow Horn; her maternal uncles Richard (Doris) Fox, Terry (Jennifer) Ivins; Aunty Marsha (Doug) Notenbomer; paternal grandfather Larry Rabbit; her grandson Trigger Fox; Nephews and Nieces Wyatt, Aaliyah, Tyana, Milo, Halo, Dusty, Jemma Fox and Kaleb Scalplock; special Aunties Ann (Jack) Fox and Janis (Wally) Shingoose. Leanne was such an amazing girl who had a crazy sense of humor, was a great storyteller; she was not a shy person at all – always joking and always laughing with family and friends. She loved spending time with her children, especially her grandson Trigger. Leanne was very close to her cousins that she took as her brothers and sisters. ³I AM GOING TO A CITY WHERE THE ROSES NEVER FADE…²
A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Thursday, Mar. 12th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, Mar.13th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in One Spot Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

JEAN MORELAND
1933 ~ 2015
Mrs. Jean Moreland of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Moreland, passed away suddenly in New Zealand on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

LIPPA
MARY JEANETTE LIPPA, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 89 years.
She is the loving mother of Charles Albert (Karen) Lippa of Coaldale, Louie Leonard (Cathy) Lippa of Coaldale, Lillian Mildred Reilly of Lethbridge and Larry Robert Lippa of Coutts, Alberta, 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Jenny and Lillian, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Albert, her brother Orville, her grandson Murray, and her parents Charles Clarence Blue and Mildred Gladys Blue. Mary was born on February 18, 1926 in Port Alma, Ontario. Her family moved to Alberta in her early childhood, eventually settling in Carmangay. She moved to Lethbridge, where she met Albert. They married in February 1947, settled in St. Kilda, Alberta and raised their family. They farmed until they retired and moved to Lethbridge in the 70’s. Upon Albert’s passing in 2000, Mary lived with her son and daughter -in-law, Louie and Cathy. She then lived in Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, before moving into the Extendicare Lodge. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Cornerstone.
A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME , 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 13th, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Glenda Wert officiating. Interment to follow at the Milk River Cemetery. In memory of Mary, donations may be made to a charity of your 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

META FRITZ
1921 ~ 2015
Meta Fritz (nee Steuer) died in her home with loved ones by her side on March 9, 2015. She was 93. Meta was born on April 3, 1921 in Schoenwalde, Kreis Graudenz, Marienwerder Preussen (West Prussia) to Friedrich and Amanda Steuer (nee Eschner) as the fifth of six children. She married Otto Fritz in Bielefeld, West Germany in 1948. The Fritz family moved to Canada in 1955 and settled in Lethbridge where they raised a family and built a masonry construction business together. Meta is survived by three daughters, one son and their spouses: Doris (Almut) and Denis Chalifoux of Spruce Grove and their children Julian and Simona; Sigrid Fritz and Jim Savage of Stony Plain; Karol Fritz and Rick Dembicki of Calgary and their children Lisa and Jared; Al and Karen Fritz of Lethbridge and their children Jenny (husband Matt and son Isaac), Josh and Dustin. She is predeceased in 2006 by her husband, Otto. A service commemorating Meta’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 – 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, Pastors Barry Seifert and Lorne Willms presiding. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to “Park Meadows Baptist Church” indicating “Kenya Mission” on the memo line, donations will be to support the Oloika Pentecostal Church in Kenya, 2011 – 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J4. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

SHAYNE HAMILTON
1975 ~ 2015
Mr. Shayne Hamilton of Lethbridge passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the age of 40 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

VUCH
REDENTO MICHAI VUCH, passed peacefully on March 10th, in Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 102 years. He was predeceased by his wife Stefania. Redento was born at Seghetto, Austria-Hungary on September 29, 1912, one of seven children. Throughout his life, he overcame many obstacles. He was raised in extreme poverty in war-torn Europe and the family hardships continued with the Great Depression. He was conscripted into the Italian Army three times. While on a weekend leave in 1939, he married the love of his life Stefania. From 1943-1945 he was a prisoner at Dachau concentration camp where survival was a daily struggle. After the war ended, he literally walked back to Italy only to find that he no longer owned his house since the redrawing of borders his village was part of now communist Yugoslavia. Life was very difficult. In 1956 he fled from communism with his wife and children and they became refugees in Italy. When there was an opportunity to leave the refugee camp, the family moved to Taber, Alberta where they were employed as sugar beet workers. Upon moving to Lethbridge in 1969, Redento was employed as a labourer until his retirement in the early 1970¹s. He finally had the time to pursue his true passions: gardening, making prosciutto and home-made wine. Although he was a man of few words, he enjoyed the company of others. For someone with a grade three education, he was very insightful and impacted the lives of many people. He was a modest, hard working person who respected everyone. For our Nonno, family was the top priority and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always very special to him. He lived a long and rich life and when asked what the secret to longevity was, his response was…³luck². He will be missed by his children Egidio (Betty Lou), Fiorenzo (Debbie) and Nella (Daryl), seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He is survived by his sister Basilia in Croatia, and various nephews and nieces in Canada, Croatia, Italy, England, Peru and the United States. He will now rest peacefully with his wife of 72 years, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge. A special thanks to his caregivers over the past several years, Lucy, Janna and Judy. No flowers please. A Private Graveside Service will take place.
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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