September 26th, 2016

Friday, March 13, 2015

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 18, 2015.

Germaine Albert
1917 – 2015
Germaine Celina Albert, passed away in Fort Macleod on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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. He was born in Felsenbach Maripol, Ekaterinaslaw, Russia but lived for most of his life in Coaldale after coming to Canada in the summer of 1927 with his parents Abram and Maria Ens.

Abe was the second oldest of nine children. Abe’s childhood memories of Truax, Saskatchewan always stood out in his mind. Once in Coaldale in 1936, he began working to help support the family. He married his sweetheart Elizabeth Neufeld in 1953 and they raised four children. Abe was an automotive mechanic and ran service stations for a better part of his life. He supplemented the family income by running school bus routes for the County of Lethbridge. His dream of being a Greyhound driver became reality when Abe started his own company Yellowbird Bus Lines. Abe was involved in Coaldale Mennonite Church, a Rotary Member, and a Coaldale Town Council member for two terms. Besides his loving wife Elizabeth, he is survived by his son Wayne (Hennie), and his daughters Beverly and Carol; grandchildren Aaron and Rylund (Darcie). Abe was predeceased by his eldest son Brian on February 27, 1967. 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. Those who wish may make memorial donations to MCC Lethbridge, 1117 2A Avenue N., Lethbridge , AB T1H 0E6 or Gideon’s Lethbridge Camp, c/o John Regier, 2225-27 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1K 6K5. Visit to send a private condolence.


Kathleen Aubin
1927 – 2015
Mrs. Kathleen Aubin of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit to send a private condolence.


April 6, 1934 – March 8, 2015
, of Lethbridge, beloved and devoted husband of 41 years to Shirley Yvonne Beane, nee Helmer, passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at the age of 80 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his sons Jeff (Cathy), Tim also known as Tiny (Heather), Rory (Pam), Michael and daughter Kelly Harris (Ben). He also was a wonderful stepdad to Karen Bader (Tom), Randy Horne (Sue) Jack Horne Jr. and Darren Horne. Also left to cherish his memory is brother Ivan (Gayle) of Utah, sisters Nita Van Ryn of Lethbridge, Sandra Patterson (Ben) of Nevada and Laurie Van Ryn (Glen) of Canoe, B.C. He had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces who will all miss him. Oren was predeceased by his parents Ivan and Clara Beane as well as two infant sons Wade and Patrick. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service to follow. A Graveside Service will follow the Funeral Service at Mountain View Cemetery, with refreshments and fellowship to follow at Cornerstone. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778

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:

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 in a family displaced by events of World War 1. When she was nine years old the family bought a farm in Hermenhagen, East Prussia; this was the home Meta always talked about and yearned for. 1945 brought flight, capture and time in Vorkuta, a Siberian prison camp. Eventually released to West Germany, Meta was reunited with her sweetheart Otto, whom she married in Bielefeld, in 1948. After starting a family under difficult postwar conditions they were able to immigrate to Canada with their girls in 1955. They settled in Lethbridge where they raised the family, including the addition of a son, and built a masonry construction business together. Always active Christians they found spiritual homes, first in Bethany Baptist Church and then Park Meadows Baptist Church. To the last days of her life Meta was able to sing the song “God Is So Good To Me”. 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 to send a private condolence.

Hamilton, Shayne Lee
February 24, 1975 – March 10, 2015
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Father, Son, Brother, Grandson and Nephew, Shayne Hamilton of Lethbridge, Alberta on March 10, 2015 at the age of 40 years. Shayne was a very kind and gentle soul, whose pride and joy was his daughter, Crystal. He was an accomplished athlete, had a love for animals and his passion was in aviation and flying. Shayne will be sadly missed for his smiling face and whole hearted laugh. Shayne is survived by his very special and very loved Daughter Crystal Hamilton, Father Marv, fiance’ Angie Hayes, Brothers Brad and Cole, Sister Drew, Grandmother Peggy Marklinger, Grandfather William (Bill) Hamilton and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Shayne was predeceased by his mother Patricia Kathleen Flak (nee Marklinger), Grandmother Caroline Hamilton, Grandfather Gerald Marklinger and Aunt Lorene (Teenie) Marklinger Guerra. There will be a memorial for Shayne to be announced at a later date. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Chinook Regional Hospital Staff and the I.C.U. unit, (doctors, nurses and staff), for the special care and attention that they gave to Shayne, and to his family and friends. Memorial donations may be made in Shayne’s honour to the S.P.C.A. 10806 – 125 St. Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H3. “You were always meant to soar high above the clouds.” Visit to send a private condolence.

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. Condolences will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3 ‘A’ St. S., Picture Butte, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, March 16, 2015 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3 ‘A’ St. S., Picture Butte, AB, Reverend P.L Bazen, officiating. Visit to send a private condolence.

September 23, 1983 -March 7, 2015
Brodie passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 31 years. He will be deeply missed by his dad Buster and brother Shane Gottfriedson and many relatives in the EAGLE SPEAKER and GOTTFRIEDSON families. Brodie was predeceased by his grandmother Ann Gottfriedson, mother Roberta Eagle Speaker, grandfather Bob Gottfriedson and Clifford & Cecilia Eagle Speaker. A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday March 13, 2015 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the St Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery. Email condolences to:

, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 89 years. 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 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.
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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

Ella Merle Meat Face of Calgary, passed away on March 8, 2015 at the age of 48 years. A Prayer Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Pincher Creek, on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Wake Services will follow at the home of Mary Meat Face, Brocket. A Funeral Service will be held at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket, on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek. Ph. 403-627-4864

John Uzelman
1948 – 2015
Mr. John Uzelman of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the age of 66 years. A private family service will be held at a later date. Visit to send a private condolence.

, 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 andgreat-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


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