September 26th, 2016

Thursday, March 19, 2015


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; 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.


ARTHUR (ROSS) BRIOSI

Arthur, aged 70, passed away at his Powell River residence on February 22, 2015, from heart failure. He was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy, nephew Cameron and parents Andrew and Jessie Briosi. He is survived by a chosen son Anthony Michael Dzioba, brother Gordon Briosi, sister Carol (Dennis) Maier, two nieces Jill (Graham) and Lisa (Peter) and their children and one nephew Colin. A celebration of Arthur’s life will be held at 11 am Saturday, March 21, in Calgary at The Royal Canadian Legion located at 606 – 38th Avenue, NE. In addition, a local celebration is planned for this summer by Powell River residents. For more information please contact gbriosi@shaw.ca


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.


Mary Bogusky
1943 – 2015
Beatrice Mary Bogusky, passed away in Vauxhall on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the age of 71 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.


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.


Hope Gage
1946 – 2015
Mrs. Hope Mary Gage of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the age of 68 years. Hope was born in Montreal, Quebec on December 26, 1946. She was a kind, caring, compassionate person who showed love, respect and kindness to all she met. We will love and miss you forever. Besides her loving husband Roy, she is survived by her two daughters Joann Gage (Bob Brooks) and Mary Gage; her mother Joyce Crittenden; grandson Kaleb Gage; four sisters Carmen (Conrad Bedard, Linda Fernihough), Kay (Terry) Crittenden, and Betty Anne Fernihough (John Hoyt). She was predeceased by her Grandparents Kenneth and Leila Spicer and her son Peter Gage; her step-father Morris Crittenden; as well as her niece Julie Bedard.

We love you, Mom.

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 with Reverend Ruth Preston – Schilk, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Foothills Hospital – ICU, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9 or the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, 802C – 7A Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0C9. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


HARRISON

DOROTHY HARRISON, beloved wife of Ernest Harrison, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the age of ­­74 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.


Gertie Hofman

1927 – 2015

Mrs. Gertie Hofman of Nobleford, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Hofman, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on March 16, 2015. 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, 906 highway Ave., 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 of Cardston, Alberta, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Colene (Allred) Kapcsos of 2 1/2 years; his children and their families: Cheryle, Steven, Michael, Erin, Dixon, Carleton, Tara, Kimball (deceased), Kristal and Heather; as well as 48 grandchildren and 81 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters; Margaret Tyerman, Delila (Bill) Fraser; a brother Ron (Valorie) Kapcsos; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Kovacs) Kapcsos, and Janos and Rosalie (Kertezs) Makranyi; parents, Steve and Margit (Makranyi) Kapcsos; his first wife Verla (Blackmore) Kapcsos of 58 years; a son Kimball; a grandson Riley; an older brother also named Steve who passed away at 13 months of age in Hungary; a sister, Rose (Kay) Kenly; brother-in-law Ernie Tyerman. Steve loved to study the gospel of Jesus Christ. His love of learning, reading and teaching led him to pursue and earn his Doctorate in Education. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL, Cardston on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. 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.
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


MARYANCIK

PATRICIA MAY MARYANCIK, beloved wife of the late John “Budd” Maryancik, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the age of 87 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


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. Alexander had a rare kind of love and a firm but loving heart. He gave abundantly to others expecting noting in return. He was an excellent gardener, taking great pride of his grape vines and always waited in anticipation for the fall harvest. Alexander was born on March 5 1924 in Felnemet, Hungary, where he lived until 1938. At the age of 14, Alexander immigrated to Canada with his mother. They reunited with his father in Raymond, AB, where they all worked together as laborers, until the time they could purchase their first parcel of land at Stewart Siding. In 1946, Alexander married (Mary Ramias) and together they raised five children. Alexander retired in 1980 and spent several years travelling back to Hungary, 6 months at a time. Alexander loved the road trips he took with family to Northern Montana, and to numerous spas in B.C.

“You are Forever in our Hearts”

He is the loving father of John Nagy of Edmonton, Violet (Joe Bilodeau) Knox of Lethbridge, Darlene (Ralph) Kowal of Lethbridge, Diane (Don) Tedesco of Lethbridge, grandchildren; Pam (Shaun) Serafini, Jennifer (Jason) Ellerman, Patrick Knox (Rachel Jones), Jason (Nicole) Kowal, Cathy (Keith) Venhuis, Breanne Kowal, Bailey Kowal, Darcy Nagy, Kerri Nagy-Bobinec, Douglas Nagy and Charon Nagy as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Besides his first wife Mary Nagy, he is predeceased by his parents John and Priscilla Nagy, sister Margaret Nagy and son Les Nagy. 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. with Sharon Hagel, Prayer Leader. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Deacon Ray and Ellen Wagner officiating. 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


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.


ZIMMERMAN

DONALD ZIMMERMAN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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