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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 2015.

Helen Marie Allen
1923 – 2015
Helen Marie Allen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ernest ‘Pete’ Emery Allen passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015 at the age of 91. Helen was born in Foremost and grew up in Taber. She met Pete in Bow Island where they married and were blessed with 4 sons before moving to Lethbridge. Helen acquired at job at Hoyt’s Appliances where she worked for many years and eventually retired. Helen and Pete travelled in the early years of their retirement to Hawaii, California, and Arizona and to visit relatives and friends in North Dakota. They never missed a family celebration! As the two aged they moved into an assisted living facility. The staff in the facilities loved our Gramsie, we always received compliments of how sweet and loving she was. Helen is survived by two sons: Deloy (Carolyn) Allen, Donald (Nancy) Allen and daughter-in-law Martha Allen; as well as her siblings Erma Fritz, Magdalin Hutchison, August (Shirley) Fritz, Ronald (Linda) Fritz, and Ethel. She was also survived by her beloved grandchildren Doug Allen (Suzanne), Dawn Marie (Ian) Cant, Brad (Jen) Hansen, Darren (Tracy) Allen and Corrie (Ken) Forbes. Helen was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, as well as bonus grandchildren Jason (Lisa) Jaffary, Jocelyn (Cory) Horvath, Troy (Jill) Hatfield and Trevor (Kristy) Hatfield. Besides her loving husband Ernest ‘Pete’ Allen of nearly 71 years, Helen was predeceased by her parents David and Katherine Fritz, her brothers and sisters: Joseph (Franky) Fritz, Thomas (Ida) Fritz, Christine (Leo) Ell, Mike Fritz, Alex Hutchison, Katherine Fritz, David Fritz; as well as her two sons Delerith ‘Pork’ Allen & Dwayne Thomas Allen and her granddaughter Debbie Torgunrud and also very dear to Helen, Francis (infant). 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
Mrs. Kathleen “Kay” Aubin of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village to residents who may benefit, 1511 15th Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Wilma “Willie” Boe
1927 – 2015

Wilma Edith Boe of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Arnold Boe, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on March 17, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Wilma was born November 3, 1927 to parents William and Edith Tyler. She received her early education in Lomond and the remainder in Calgary during the war. Her mother Edith passed away in 1935. She worked in Calgary and Edmonton before meeting her husband Arnold. They were married in Vulcan December 5, 1953. This “City” girl adjusted quickly to farm life near Lomond, and was famous in the Armada District for the cooking and baking skills she learned from Grandma Boe. Mom and Dad sold the farm in 1981, retiring to Vulcan and eventually to Lethbridge in 1991. After Dad’s passing in March 2000, Mother lived with daughter Helen and granddaughter Lisa, before moving to the Blue Sky Lodge in 2007. She enjoyed her time at Blue Sky Lodge immensely until the time of her passing; her family will be forever grateful for the kindness shown by all the staff there. Wilma is survived by daughters Helen (Dave) Chartrand and Sandra (Larry) Ames; sons Adrian (Teresa) Boe and Lindsay (Carol) Boe; Grandchildren Lisa (Jamie) Johnson, Sharmain McIvor, Landon (Joanne), Erin (Brad), Ashley, Darren (Debbie), Kyle, Vicky, and Tiffany (Rob); as well as eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Tyler. Wilma was predeceased by her parents Wilma and Edith Tyler; her son Cameron; and Brother Leonard “Bud” Tyler. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. To those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Blue Sky Lodge c/o The Green Acres Foundation, 105 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0Z7. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Mary Bogusky
1943 – 2015
Beatrice Mary Bogusky (nee Pack), passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of her home on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the age of 71 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, March 23, 2015 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:45 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. A private burial service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Mary is survived by her daughters Dale (Blair) Nelson of Milo and their children Travis (Tasha), Jackson Nelson, Taylor Nelson (Derek Meier) and Kayden Nelson; Tara (Anthony) Brummelhuis of Vauxhall and their children Mitchell, Mack, Carmen, Jessica-Rae and Malia.She is also survived by her sister Glenda (Eno) Niemi of Cranbrook, Britsh Columbia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her very missed daughter Val ³Renae²; parents Renon and Beatrice Pack; brother Kelvin (Irene) Pack. Mary was born on October 15, 1943 in Lethbridge to Renon and Beatrice Pack. At the age of fifteen, Mary finished grade school to grade nine, and then proceeded to secretarial school. After finishing that, she married Frank Bogusky Jr. and they started a family. After many years, Mary moved and resided in Vauxhall, where she wanted to stay close to her grandchildren and the wonderful people in the community. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything else. She was able to give them sixteen years of her sweets, love and kindness with all she had. She loved many other children and their families in the community and held them dear to her heart, along with her extended family and wonderful friends. Mary will be remembered for her famous words of ³Right on² and ³Awesome². If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary¹s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


BURNETT

STACY BURNETT , beloved wife of Gary Burnett, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, at the age of ­­50 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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


DeCAIRE

The Lord has taken into his care EUNICE DeCAIRE on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 63 years, beloved wife of the late Brian DeCaire. She is survived by one sister Rita (Ken) Cote of Lethbridge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eunice is predeceased by her husband Brian, mother Margaret, sister Marguerite, brothers: John, Calvin, Steve, Jerry, and one niece Deedra. A graveside memorial with family and close friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their care and support.


Cecil DePratu

1924 – 2015

Cecil DePratu of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Leta DePratu, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Extendicare in Lethbridge in his 91st year. Cecil, so proud of his southern Alberta roots, leaves behind an extended personal family, and the many friends he and Leta cultivated over the years. Cec was born at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on June 19, 1924, son of Raphael and Amanda DePratu. Cec, as a youngster, and his mother moved to southern Alberta, making Warner their home. Cec fondly remembers the years his mom ran a restaurant. Warner was an anchor for Cec who was educated in Warner and worked as a grain elevator buyer with his uncle Melvin Erickson there. His first elevator manager position came in 1948 at McNab, the same year he and Leta were married. It was there son Jeff entered the family in 1951. He moved to New Dayton for the grain company, and added Midway Service, a service station and bulk plant, to his business ventures in 1959. During that time Cec and Leta drove school bus from both McNab and New Dayton. In retirement the couple moved to Lethbridge. Cec also sold crop insurance across southern Alberta for 50 years. Cec and Leta decided to expand their family in 1954. Roberta Kay (Bobbi) was the real prize following the team’s Provincial Intermediate B Basketball championship – a 17-day-old baby. Cec managed several sports teams, including baseball, in New Dayton. He relished any contact over the years with former players and coached in many hot-stove debates. A strong Christian, church remained a constant in Cec’s life. He served many church board positions in new Dayton and Lethbridge, and enjoyed all the years Leta played organ in New Dayton. Cec loved hockey on an outdoor rink as a youngster. Fishing became a real passion, something he passed on to his grandson. In Lethbridge, Cec took a woodworking course at Lethbridge College and could often be found in his garage making projects. Cec had many cars over the years, and tried many makes. A favourite car was a 1963 Valiant convertible, owned originally by his sister-in-law Joanne. Cec took pride in watching son-in-law Mike Hubbard restore it. His last purchase with Jeff was a Lincoln. Camping, with a tent or camper, was life-long passion for Cec and Leta, mainly in the Pacific Northwest United States and western Canada. Cec is survived by son Jeff of Lethbridge and daughter Roberta Hubbard and her children Robert John Kaupp and Tara; their sons Caiden and Jaxyn; daughter Angela Brose and Greg; and their sons Matthew and Andrew. He is also survived by numerous extended family members from Alabama to Eastern Canada to the west Coast. Cec was the last in the DePratu lineage. He is survived by Joanne Meisser of Lethbridge. Jeff and Roberta will welcome family and friends to a celebration of life for their father at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.. An inurnment service will follow at Mountain View Cemetery to honour Cec and Leta. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


FARRELL

DONALD ROBERT FARRELL of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Wendy Farrell, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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


FOSS

Mr. Earl Ingbert Foss of Foremost (Bow Island Pleasant View Lodge) passed away peacefully with his wife, Rose and family by his side on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the age of 91 years. A private family funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Interment will take place in Foremost Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Earl Foss, or you may visit: http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


GROSS

CARL “THE HULK OF RANDA” GROSS , of Raymond, beloved father of Irvin Gross, passed away suddenly after a tragic motor vehicle accident on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the age of 37 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.
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


LeBLANC

GEORGINA LeBLANC, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the age of 84 years. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.
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


LOTHIAN

SHIRLEY MATTE LOTHIAN of Provost, AB passed away March 9, 2015 at the Provost Health Centre at the age of 76 years. A memorial service for Shirley will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lutheran Church in Provost, AB with Pastor Paul McCormick officiating. Interment will follow on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB ­ friends and family are invited to join. A fellowship will follow the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. Gregory’s Funeral Home Inc. 780.753.2332 or Toll Free 1.888.753.2339 http://www.gregorysfuneralhomes.com.


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. 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.


Eva Sawchuk

1932 – 2015

Eva Sawchuk (nee Richard) beloved wife, mother, grandmother & great grandmother, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home in Lethbridge. Eva was predeceased by her husband Steve Sawchuk. She will be deeply missed by her nine children, sixteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends: Catherine Kiefuik and her children Russell (Nicole) Kiefuik and Kevin Kiefuik; Stephanie Sawchuk; Terry Tokariuk (Gordon), their children Starla Tokariuk and Jeff (Ashley) Tokariuk; Steve Sawchuk (Jean Bettger); Michelle Farrauto (Marco), her children Candice (Anthony) Vercillo, great grandchildren Ariana and Matteo, and Chase Mc Murren; Geoff Sawchuk (Kim), their children Kaytlin, Stephen and Cole; Wally Sawchuk (Lene); Valerie Ciancio (John) their children Rebecca and Stephen; Gail Flitton (Darren), her children Aaron and Christopher Vandebeek; niece Dora Jean Knoblick (Fred), her son Dustin (Robyn) Hemingson, great grandchildren Ethan and Roman; and friend Belle (Henry) Van Vliet, both of whom she treated like her children. Eva greeted family, friends and strangers alike with a kind, caring and loving heart. Born to Alphonse and Jeanne (nee Curtaz) Richard and raised in Richer, Manitoba. Eva Alma Marie Richard was the 13th child from a family of 17. She is survived by her brother Armand Richard and sister Irene Wilkinson. Eva moved to Alberta and married Steve Sawchuk in 1952.Together they farmed and raised their family in the Sunnyside district. Later in life she worked at Canbra Foods, retiring in 1998 after 27 years. During her time at Canbra, Mom became Vice President of the union. While in her role as Vice President, she advocated for equal pay for all women. She was extremely proud of earning her GED when challenged to keep her job. She insisted that all of her nine children complete high school and obtain a driver’s license. These things were very important to her. Her motto was “always take pride in your work no matter what it is and do it to the best of your ability” Mom left the farm and moved into Lethbridge to live with her daughter Stephanie. Mom had a welcoming heart to everyone, her door was always open and the coffee on. The rare times she spent alone, she would pass the day with prayers, crossword puzzles, or getting caught up with distant friends and relatives on the phone. Mom will be remembered for her favourite saying “I may not always be right, but I am never, ever wrong”. Eva touched our lives with a warm smile, open arms and unconditional love in her heart. She stood strong with dignity and grace. She took life in stride, embracing the happy moments along with the sad. She often saw the value in people that others never knew they had. Giving more than she had, without question or reservation. Eva’s devoted faith in God assured He would provide for her. It’s all those she leaves behind who feel the deepest pain and sadness. We are all at peace knowing she is now with God and with her loving Mother. In Eva’s own words “I was very close to my mom. After she died, I spent my time longing for her, and dreamt of her a lot. Even though my day dreams took me to faraway places, my heart took me home to the old homestead where in my heart, I still belong.” Mom is now resting in the arms of the Angels and Saints, and all of those she loved that left before her. Love you, Mom. Rest in peace. 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, with Father Nathan Siray, officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


TIEDE

HELMUT TIEDE passed away peacefully 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, shooting pool, playing cards, and he was an avid reader. Helmut was pre-deceased by his parents Johann and Else and his brother Gerhard, all of Taber, Alberta. He is survived by children, Robert (Myrna) of Pinawa MB, Thomas (Sarah) of Grande Prairie AB, Pamela (David) of Slave Lake AB, eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and sister Holde (Oskar) and family. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to nurses and staff at the Coaldale Health Centre for their exceptional compassionate care of our father. A Memorial service will be held Sunday Mar 22 at 12:00pm at the Gem of the West Museum, 1306 – 20th St. Coaldale. A Luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Coaldale Resident & Family Council, Attn: Coaldale Health Center Recreation, 2100, 11St. Coaldale T1M 1L2.

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