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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 18, 2015.

Helen Marie Allen

1923 – 2015

Mrs. Helen Allen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ernest “Pete” Allen, passed away on March 14, 2015 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Kathleen “Kay” Aubin

1927 – 2015

Kathleen Aubin (nee Asztalos) of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan, Park Meadow Village, on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Kay was born in Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan on March 22, 1927. In 1946 she married Thomas Aubin. Together they had four children. In 1961 the family moved to Alberta and in 1964, settled in Lethbridge, making it home. In 1977, Thomas passed away. Throughout the years, Kay worked as a baker at St. Michael’s Hospital before going into Customer Service, as she enjoyed being with people. Kay met her soulmate, John Popp, and they went on to spend 16 joyous years together. They loved to camp and fish in the foothills and Pincher Creek area. They had their favorite getaway to a little cabin in Radium to enjoy the hot pools. John, having six children of his own, accepted Kay’s four as family. All her grandchildren knew him as Grandpa John. Sadly, John passed away in 1992. She loved him till the day she passed away. Kay’s had many friends who helped to fill her life with happiness once again. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed having them over for dinner and a good game of Skip Bo. Being very social and flamboyant, she eventually found music, playing the drums and singing in a band for numerous years. How she enjoyed entertaining people at the Jams and Senior Homes in Southern Alberta. This is where she was truly in her element; the joy in her eyes was evident. She lived her dreams; a good, long, and fulfilling life. In January 2013, her health required considerable more care, forcing a move to a Seniors Home. Hearing her sing ‘Only Fools Rush In’ on her 85th birthday was heartwarming for her family. Once again, she made the residents of a Senior Home smile. Kay was an active member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 35 years. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Jam Society in Lethbridge, and also the Coal Miners Club in Hillcrest, AB. Kay is survived by her three children Loretta (Ken) Kuehn, Frank (Shelley) Aubin, and Darlene Aubin; seven grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren; one sister and two brothers. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1977; her soulmate John Popp in 1992; her son Gerard (Gerry) Aubin in 1996; both her parents; three brothers and five sisters. A Memorial Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge AB. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation in Kay’s name to Good Samaritans, Park Meadows Village so the residents may benefit. 1511 – 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2 Attn: Carmen Peterson. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


BERNHARDT, Margaret Lorraine (nee Cowie) June 9, 1930 – Lethbridge, AB March 15, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Margaret Bernhardt passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015. She is survived by her son Barry; daughter Calen; grandchildren, Salena, Nathan and Benjamin; and her great-grandchildren, Warner, Holden and Soren. She was predeceased by her husband Joe Bernhardt in 1996. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Margaret Bernhardt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


BULL SHIELDS-MANY BEARS

KAELYM CHARLES BULL SHIELDS-MANY BEARS, beloved son of Tony Many Bears and Jennifer Bull Shields, passed away on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at the age of 21 years. A Family Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, March 18th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, March 18th from 7:00 pm continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, March 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


EDGAR, EVELINE

Eveline Edgar, beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Edgar passed away in Lethbridge on March 10, 2015 at the age of 91. Eveline was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on December 24, 1923 but spent her early years in South Africa where her father was a mining engineer. She attended school in Newcastle. When World War II started, Eveline, her mother, also Eveline, and brother, Arnold, moved to the small inland village of Allendale where she met and married Jack Edgar, a member of the Canadian Air Force, from Fort Macleod in January 6, 1945. Eveline, along with thousands of other war brides, made the journey to Canada in 1946. Jack and Eveline farmed in the Allenfields District south of Macleod until they retired in 1978. Eveline and Jack enjoyed a rich and happy retirement which included travel to Europe and Israel, Asia and Australia and New Zealand, activities associated with Trinity United Church, square dancing, volunteering and, especially, the company of friends. Eveline was active in the United Church and the UCW United Church Women, fulfilling the responsibilities of varied offices over the years. She was also a charter member of the Country Beavers, a women’s group founded by the farm wives of South Macleod. Another association that was dear to her heart was the Alberta War Brides Association. Eveline was predeceased by her husband, Jack, and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Nancy (Gemmell), Winnie (Lockard), Alan, Norman, Wilfred and Connie (Hoffman/Henker), her brother, Arnold Warwick and sister-in-law, Sheila. Eveline is survived by her children, John and Joy (Murillo), granddaughter, Selena Murillo and great grandson, Elijah Dokis as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and their families. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday March 20, 2015 at The TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 220 – 20th St, Fort Macleod, AB with reverend Eras Van Zyl Officiating. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Eveline’s memory to the Fort Macleod Handi-Bus, Box 881, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0.


Al Friesen
1965 – 2015
Allan Arthur Friesen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the age of 49 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Al is survived by his two daughters Nikole and Kiana of Lethbridge, who were the pride and joy of his life; his beloved fiancée Julie MacPherson of Lethbridge; father Clarence Friesen of Barnwell; twin brother Bert (Jennifer) Friesen of Taber; his other siblings Garry (Sherry) Friesen of Taber, Sharon Kopp of Creston, British Columbia, Elaine (Larry) Oddan of Coaldale, Doug (Laurie) Friesen of Lethbridge and Dustin (Leanne) Friesen of Taber. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Michele Harden; nieces and nephews Kyilee, Jolene, Terry, Corey, Bradley, Jennifer, Kassidee, Jordyn, Wade, Troy, Kennedy, Dwain, Evan, Brooke, and Lexi; mother and father-in-law Joe and Marion Mori; sister-in-law Bev Mori; stepchildren Alisha, Ashlee, Baylee, Jordan and Papa Al to Dominic and Teigan. He was predeceased by his infant son Dallas; mother Liz Friesen and brother Scott Friesen. Al was born eighteen minutes before his identical twin on July 16, 1965 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He moved with his family to Taber in 1975, where he graduated from W. R. Myers High School in 1984. Al ran a very successful business in Taber, Classic Hot Shot, with Bert until his passing. He loved to spend time with his girls, as well as camping, deep sea fishing, golfing and travelling. Al will be remembered by many for his infectious smile and contagious laugh. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Al¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 or to the University Hospital Foundation (Liver Transplant Program), 8440 – 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7. But the best gift of all that you could give in Al¹s memory is to please sign your donor card. The family would like to thank the staff of Bigelow Fowler Clinic South, Chinook Regional Hospital and a special thank you to the ICU nursing staff and Dr. Villar. Thank you to the many friends and family for their support throughout this journey. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Hope Gage

1946 – 2015

Mrs. Hope Gage of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 68 years. A Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERSVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Gertie Hofman

1927 – 2015

Mrs. Gertie Hofman (nee Harbers) of Nobleford, beloved wife of the late John Hofman, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Gertie was born December 21, 1927, the second oldest child of Gerrit Bernardus and Theodora (Dora) Harbers. She grew up on the family farm north of Monarch and attended school at Monarch and Coalhurst. Gertie married Henry John Hofman on January 23, 1952, and together they shared almost 56 years of marriage. Gertie was a lifelong member of the Monarch Reformed Church. She could always be counted on to help with any baking, cleaning or sewing projects and enjoyed keeping busy either outside in her yard or inside sewing and baking for others. Gertie is survived by her son Wes (Teresa) Hofman; daughter Patricia (Brian) Moltzahn; grandchildren Ken (Michelle) Hofman, Heather (Chad) Lyons, Lee (Tina) Moltzahn, Adam Moltzahn and Devon (Rachel) Moltzahn. Gertie is also survived by her brother Hank (Tina) Harbers, her sister Bernice (Allen) Huxley, sister-in-law Hilgonda (John – deceased) Harbers as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She is also survived by John’s brothers and sisters Dick (Eleanor) Hofman, Ralph (Leatrice) Hofman, Janette Van Egmond, Hilgonda Harbers, Gertie Stetar, Nellie Plomp, and Marjorie Salvucci. Gertie was predeceased by her parents, her husband John, her brothers John Harbers and Peter Harbers as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Thank you to the Nobleford Volunteer Fire Dept. for their quick response and the medical teams, on floor 4C at the Chinook Hospital and at St. Michael’s Palliative Care, who cared for mom in her last weeks. A Visitation for family and friends will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 in the MONARCH / NOBLEFORD CEMETERY. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH, Monarch, AB, with Reverend Bob Derrick, officiating. Memorial donations in Gertie’s name can be made to the Nobleford Volunteer Fire Department, Po Box 67, Nobleford, AB, T0L 1S0, or the Monarch Reformed Church, Box 8 Monarch, Alberta T0L 1M0. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


KAPCSOS

STEVE KAPCSOS passed away in Cardston on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the age of 83 years, beloved husband of Colene and the late Verla Kapcsos. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service. Interment in the Hill Spring Cemetery. E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


LOW HORN

June 20, 1965 – March 14, 2015

Edward Low Horn, Iikaaniitatat “Left Alone”, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, at the age of 49 years on March 14, 2015 at the Cardston Hospital. Family and relatives surrounded him at his passing. Edward is survived by three sisters; Mrs. Theresa (late Pat Sr.) Cross Child, Roseline (Thomas) Holy Singer, and Rose Marie (Henry) Bird, and special brother; Dale Sr. (Sylvia) Low Horn. A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. The Wake Service will be held following the Family Service at MOSES LAKE GYMNASIUM, Cardston, AB. from 6:00 – 11:00 P.M. and continuing at the family residence. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Pawel Andrasz O.M.I, Celebrant. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses, with special thanks to Dr. Szabota, Dr. Playfair, and Dr. Cunningham. The family appreciates and thanks all the people that prayed for our baby brother especially Father Pawel.
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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


Jean Moreland

1933 – 2015

Our hearts are broken and it seems as though even the angels are weeping. A beautiful, gentle soul left this earth and entered the garden of the Lord. Our angel, Margaret Jean (Jean), beloved wife of the late John Moreland, passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on March 8, 2015 while on vacation in Fiji. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Charlene (Jarel Nelson), Joanne (Harry Critchley), Beverley (Tim Gross); her grandchildren Bradley and Alyssa Critchley, Brodie (Kerry), Colton (Jenny) and Sydney Gross and one great- grandchild, Kinley Gross. She also leaves to mourn her passing her brother Ken (Shirley) Markland, her sister Audrey (Jack) Fetzko and their respective families, and many, many friends. Mom was born and raised in Fernie, B.C. She moved to Lethbridge to attend the Galt School of Nursing graduating 1956. While there, she met the love of her life. John and Jean were married on a snowy day in Fernie on January 12, 1957. For 33 amazing years, they together experienced the ups and downs of life on the farm, raised and educated a family, discovered the paradise of winters in Fiji and established a wide-reaching circle of incredible friends. Through all of the many memorable family trips whether to Waterton, Disneyland, or Fiji, touring with the antique car, hauling us around to horse shows, snowmobiling, or just keeping us all well-fed and watered, Mom was an enthusiastic participant. After Dad’s passing in 1990, she remained on the farm until October 2014, when she moved into her beautiful condo in Lethbridge. She loved her family unconditionally and was proudly supportive of all our endeavors and achievements. She would always see the bright side of things and had a way of making those around her feel special. Her concern and compassion for others was heartfelt and genuine. She was as strong and independent (yes, I do want a new car!) as she was gentle and thoughtful (are you sure you’re O.K?). She enjoyed her gardening, especially her flowers, which always seemed to respond to her gentle touch and TLC. She was fond of cross-word puzzles and Sudoku (gotta keep the mind up!), liked to watch the birds especially the owls fly through the trees (just not in the house please!) and appreciated phone calls and visits from friends and family. She was a beautiful and dignified woman who celebrated life each day. We all miss you more than words can say. We love you mom. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment will be held in the Wrentham Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. As mom supported numerous charities, in lieu of flowers you may consider donations to a charity of your choice. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NAGY

ALEXANDER LOUIS NAGY, beloved husband of the late Ethel Barna, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his family by his side following a brief illness on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the age of 91 years. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Alexander, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or the Royal Canadian Legion General Stewart Branch #4, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3L7.
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


SABEY, James “Max”

Passed away peacefully at Kelowna Hospice House on Sunday March 15, 2015. Max was born in Magrath Alberta on July 7, 1919, to Genevieve and James Sabey. He was the star Center of the Magrath Rockets basketball team, a Town Councillor and Magistrate. His career included time as an Army and Air force Officer, a High school teacher and Guidance Counsellor, and a senior Federal Public Servant with Agriculture Canada and the Health and Welfare Canada. Max was predeceased by his beloved wife Phyllis Deacon and is survived by brother Burns (Elaine) Sabey of Colorado; daughter, Carolyn (John) Brady of Cornwall, ON.; sons, Merv (Linda) Sabey of Prescott, ON, and Ken (Betty-Ann) Sabey of Kelowna. Much loved by grandchildren, Robert, Bill, Jen, Elizabeth, Kevin, Keith, Heather, Greg, Jennifer and David and twenty one great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 696 Glenmore Rd. Kelowna, on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 11:15am. A Graveside Service will be held at the Magrath Alberta Cemetery on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 11:00am. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.everdenrust.com 250-860-6440.


Eva Sawchuk

1932 – 2015

Mrs. Eva Sawchuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Steve Sawchuk, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at the age of 83 years. Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 Street North., Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


TIEDE

HELMUT TIEDE passed away peacefully on March 15th in Coaldale, at the age of 76. Helmut lived in Cardston, raised his family, and operated Cardston Tire for 35 years. Upon retiring to Coaldale, he maintained an active lifestyle of beloved pastimes including dancing, gardening, reading, shooting pool and playing cards. Helmut was pre-deceased by his parents, Johann and Else, and his older brother Gerhard, all of Taber, AB. He is survived by his children, Robert (Myrna) of Pinawa, MB, Thomas (Sarah) of Grande Prairie, AB, Pamela (David) of Slave Lake, AB, eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to nurses and staff at the Coaldale Health Centre for their compassionate care of Dad. A Memorial service will be held Sunday, March 22 at 12:00pm at the Gem of the West Museum, 1306 – 20th St., Coaldale. Luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Coaldale Resident & Family Council, Attn: Coaldale Health Centre Recreation, 2100 11St. Coaldale T1M 1L2.


William “Dwayne” Archibald 1933 ~ 2015

Dwayne Archibald of Fort Macleod passed away peacefully at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on March 13, 2015 at nearly 82 years of age. At Dwayne’s request a private family graveside service will be held. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Reception to be held at the Trinity United Church Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM. Memorial donations in Dwayne’s name may be made directly to the Fort Macleod Auxiliary (Box 1866, Fort MacLeod, T0L 0Z0) or to the Fort Macleod Handi Bus Society (Box 881, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0).


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