September 25th, 2016

SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 13, 2015.

ADDISON CROW SPREADS HIS WINGS (PUNISAYEE)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Dad,
Addison Crow Spreads His Wings (Punisayee) who now joins our Mother in Heaven.
Addison was born on May,14,1954 in Cardston, Alberta and died peacefully on April,3, 2015 on the Blood Reserve. He was a Great Man who actively pursued his passion in First Nations Rights, Governance and Grassroots Movement. Addison received his Education at The St. Mary’s Residential School, SAIT & University of Calgary. He also studied and Practised the traditional teachings of the Blackfoot Culture. He was a Pipeholder & Healer.
Addison met & married the love of his life, Irene Kootenay-Crow in 1976. They had 4 children: Lionel, (late Jolene), Kristy Janine & Tytus; 3 grandchildren Taylor(Joey), Dakota & Tatum; a great granddaughter, Heavenly; also survived by sisters Mary Ann Healy and Myra Crow.He was predeceased by his parents Joseph Crow Spreads His Wings and Elaine Small Face; sisters Delores Crow, Patricia Small Face; brothers Claude & Adrian; adopted family members; numerous nieces & nephews. Thank you to all the Family members – Kootenay, Firstcharger, Crowchief, Chief Calf, Eagle Speaker, Healy, Dixon, Manybears, Many Fingers, Beebe, Wells, Cross Child, Davis, Smallface, Blackwater, Big Plume, Weaslefat, Tallow. Our apologies if we have missed anyone. He was a very intelligent & well respected Man and will be greatly missed. “Many are called but few are chosen”. He was the chosen one!!We sadly announce the passing of Joseph Claude Crow Spreads His Wings (Mewbii), born on August 3rd, 1948, in Lethbridge on April 5th, 2015 at the age of 66 years.Claude is survived by his loving children Carlin (Wayne), Colin (Cheryl), Dana (Jill), Jolene (Gunter); his grand children Travis, Tyrone, Amethyst Skye, Azlan, Brenna Jane, Max Zavier, Darwin Gunter, Andre, Alize, Daija, Jewel, Marley; great grandchild Tylen; sisters Myra and Mary Ann (Harvey); many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, adoptive children and other friends. We would like to thank the First Chargers – Francis, Agnes, and Stella for their huge support. Claude was predeceased by his parents Joseph Crow Spreads His Wings and Elaine Small Face; brothers Addison Crow Spreads His Wings, Adrian Small Eyes; sisters Delores Crow Spreads His Wings, Patricia Monias (Small Face).Claude was a humble man, loving father, great brother and also great friend. He was born in Cardston, AB. He was raised on the Blood Reserve, attended St, Mary’s residential school, after which he helped his father. He became a mechanic, helped his father farm the land, and with his father’s tutorship became one of the most advanced carpenters. This was followed by many achievements and successes. He was call on for his professional abilities for many buildings on several reserves. He took pride in his ability to help people young and old during their time of need. The Crow family would like to apologize if they have missed anyone.A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, April 12th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. E-mail your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

Ludwika “Lydia” Gluszkowski
1926 – 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Lydia Gluszkowski announces her passing on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Gluszkowski of Lethbridge.
Born in Russia, the late Mrs. Gluszkowski was married to Mr. Walter Gluszkowski on June 14, 1943 and shared 67 wonderful years together. In 1962, Walter and Lydia immigrated to Canada with their children and settled in Barnwell, before making their home in Lethbridge where he has resided until his passing.
Lydia will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her three daughters and their husbands, Jadwiga (Marian) Stasinski of Calgary, Christine (Walter) Niznikowski and Eva (Frank) Horvath both of Lethbridge; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a son in law Brian Bruchet, as well as numerous other relatives and dear friends in both Canada and Poland. Lydia was predeceased by her parents, a daughter Zofia Bruchet in 2000, a son John Gluszkowski in 2008.
Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 13. 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, led by Sharon Hagel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com


 

GOGO
JOHN ALBERT GOGO
passed away peacefully on April 4, 2015, at the age of 83 years, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on February 15, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario, to G. Allan and Mamie Gogo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army, the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge and Harbour House. A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in the Field of Honour on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH – 1011 4th Avenue South on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Major Brian Beveridge officiating. Reception to follow in the Southminster United Church Hall.

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


GRANT, LOIS (MARY)
GRANT, Lois (Mary) passed away on March 30, 2015 at the age of 78 near Ely, Nevada. She was born in Carman, Manitoba on June 25, 1936 to Clare and Elsie Metcalfe, and was predeceased by her parents and her brother Jack. She is survived by Richard, her husband of 57 years; her daughter Theresa (Bart) LaRiviere of Calgary and their children Sarah, Jeff and Mark; her son John (Catherine) Grant of Calgary and their children William, Joshua and Anna; and her great-granddaughters Olivia and Adina. Mom was a school teacher for over 43 years and taught at several schools in Manitoba, Alberta and BC before retiring and settling first in Lethbridge, then Coalhurst, Alberta. Together she and Dad spent many happy winters in Yuma, Arizona relaxing and enjoying the good life with their many friends and fellow Snowbirds. It was during their trip home from Yuma that Mom quietly, peacefully passed away. We take great comfort in the knowledge that when she left us she was doing what she loved, travelling and spending time with my Dad. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by her family, and her many friends and neighbours both at home and in the US. In lieu of flowers donations would be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Lung Association.


HARRIS
HAROLD EDWARD HARRIS, of Taber, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 63 years. Keeping with Harold’s wishes, a cremation will take place and no formal funeral service will be held.

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



  LUDWIG
OSCAR FRANK LUDWIG
, beloved husband of Kathy Ludwig, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional

Hospital on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children; Dennis Ludwig (Charlene) of Calgary and Karen (Glen) Harrold of Red Deer, his grandchildren; Candice (Al) Halma of Lethbridge, Jason Harrold (Sam) of Blackfalds, Cameron (Cara) Ludwig of Edmonton, Dale Ludwig (Sara) of Calgary, Tyler (Amanda) Harrold of Red Deer, Michael (Jessica) Ludwig of Okotoks, Brad Ludwig of Calgary, as well as his great grandchildren; Caden, Alyssa, Sierra, Maiya, and Aiden. He was predeceased by his grandson Christopher Ludwig. Oscar was very busy and involved with many community groups. He was a life member of the Eagles Club as well as a life member of the Norbridge Senior Centre. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and 60+ Recreational Club. He was an avid card player, playing crib and bridge with many organizations throughout the city. He enjoyed many days camping with his grandchildren and just spending time with his family. A Prayer Vigil will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Cremation to follow Funeral Mass. In memory of Oscar, donations can be made to the All Saints Building Fund, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4, St. Michael’s Rehab Centre, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5 or a charity of the donor’s 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


 Theodora Nolan
1923 – 2015
Mrs. Theodora “Dora” Nolan, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bernard Nolan, passed away at Piyami Place in Picture Butte, on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com



PROCEE
AUDREY PROCEE, beloved wife of Dave Procee, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the age of 48 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


 

RUSTON
NOVEMBER 7, 1931-
APRIL 8, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, MELVIN J. RUSTON, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mel is the dear husband of Helen (married in June 1955), loving father of Rhonda (Derek), Sherry (Ward) and two beautiful grandchildren, Jessica and Billy, whom he adored. He is survived by his brothers Gerald in Toronto and Ken in Lethbridge. Also he is survived by his in-laws, Nick and Ann Lastuka, Mary Lane, Rose Beresnak and Fred Leverick as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Mel was born in Rocanville, Sask. He and his family moved a few times, eventually ending up in Lethbridge. He joined the Canadian Army in 1951. A highlight in his tour was to serve as Honour Guard for Sir Winston Churchill in Ottawa and the opportunity to speak with him; he felt so honoured. After leaving the Army, he came back to Lethbridge and was employed by Lethbridge Building Supplies. Mel was predeceased by his parents Melvin and Margaret Ruston, his in-laws Fred and Annie Leverick and brother-in-law Tom Lane. A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Nathan Siray, officiating. Thank you to the staff of St. Therese Villa for their loving care provided to Mel, to Father Nathan Siray and to Cornerstone Funeral Home for their guidance and loving care of our family. In memory of Mel, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society 1254-3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0J9, or 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


 

Albert Schneider
1932 – 2015
Albert Schneider, of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on April 7, 2015 at the age of 83 years
Al was raised in southern Alberta and spent most of his life in Lethbridge. From driving truck when he was only 14 with Plunket & Savage, to selling autos at the river bottom and importing campers from the US through Ponderosa, Albert had touched many people’s lives – bringing them smiles, laughter and good times. “Ponderosa Al” was a caring gentleman, who worked hard his entire life. Whether in cowboy boots or a tuxedo, he was always the last one to leave the dance floor. Always one to make a deal, Ponderosa Al turned his natural sales ability into more businesses that lead to RV sales, farming and ranching. Many of his past customers still remember the indoor Christmas tree sales lot he created. It was not uncommon to find Al involved with everything – from horse racing to boating and hunting as he acted on his passion to enjoy life, and bring a smile to those around him. Special times were spent outside whenever possible, sometimes at his ranch, at the cabin with friends, in a garage or simply spending time with colleagues and friends. Armored with thermal underwear, he would confront the elements to go ice fishing or hunting from a shack in the mountains with his friends; always returning home with stories of his successful endeavors. His two sons, David and Alan, inherited many of his skills and traits from the quality time they spent together in a boat on the lake, fishing a river, riding horses, or climbing the Porcupine hills in search of trophy elk. When early retirement arrived, he turned a hobby of farming and ranching into a full-time endeavor for many years. Al could always be found spending time on his farm, or riding a swather to keep busy. Into his 80’s he continued his work on vehicles from the late 70’s in his backyard garage, proudly showing the polaroid pictures of each one. It brought him solace in the latter years. As time passed, he became quiet and resolved with even more patience and understanding of life. The travels with friends were limited to local landmarks, yet his gentleness shone brightly, as he knew he had a very full, loving life. While resilient in ageing, sadly Albert is now resting peacefully. He will be missed by everyone who met him. Cherished by his family, for whom he provided a very, very beautiful upbringing. Al is survived by his sons David (Laura) and their children Landon (Jenna) Casey and Hailey, and his youngest son Alan, his brother Norm (Brenda) Schneider and Shannon (Desmond) Mckee. He was predeceased by his father Frederick, mother Emmielia, and sisters Evelyn (Bob) Beggs and Marjorie (Ron) Northam. Thanks Dad, Brother and friend.
A Memorial Reception will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com


 

SCHUMACHER
ALEX SCHUMACHER
, beloved husband of Ruth Schumacher of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children Leonard Parkinson of North Battleford, SK, Linda (Jim) Sartison of Coaldale, Judy Strojwas of Taber, Dean (Elaine) Schumacher of Lethbridge, Denise (Jim) Thiessen of Red Deer, AB, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Lucy Rauw and Clara Tutt, one brother in law Orale Peterson and two sisters in law, Rita Peterson and Lil Peterson. At Alex’s request no formal funeral service will be held. In memory of Alex and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9

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


 

Lidia (Tokarski) Selwaniuk
1925 – 2015
Mrs. Lidia (Tokarski) Selwaniuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerry Selwaniuk, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 15 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com


 

Larry Veres
1951 – 2015
Mr. Larry Veres of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Elaine Veres (Wilkinson), passed away suddenly on April 5, 2015 at the age of 64 years. Larry was born on February 10, 1951 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Galt Hospital. He grew up in Coalhurst, living with his family on his grandfather’s farm. During his younger years, Larry was involved with Little League Baseball and Diesel Raiders Broomball. He continued to enjoy sports, playing senior men’s slow pitch. Larry was an active outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, “wannabe farming” and golfing. He was known famously as a “sand bagger”. Larry and Elaine owned Henderson Lake Turbo for many years. Later, they returned to College Ford Lincoln where Larry worked as head mechanic and Fast Lane Manager. After leaving College Ford, Larry used his passion for golf and started working on the maintenance crew at a few different golf courses throughout Southern Alberta. Larry was a loving father, husband and grandfather. He enjoyed watching his grandsons play hockey, baseball and soccer. He shared stories of his upbringing often, Elaine and Larry valued their time spent in Arizona with their friends. Larry led a full and active life and will be missed by his family and all his lifelong friends. Besides his loving wife Elaine Veres, Larry is survived by his two daughters Lenée (David) Fyfe and Rikki-Jo Veres; his son Jay (Lindsey) Veres; grandchildren Kesler & Brenner Fyfe, Chance Veres; his sister Brenda (Lorie) Konsmo; brothers Gerry (Bernadette) Veres and Brian (Sandi) Veres. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Elenor (Stephenson) Veres. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 1222 9 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB – please use the south entrance by the playground.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.com


 WOODMAN
KAY WOODMAN
, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Bruce Woodman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 84 years. Besides her loving husband, Kay is survived by her three children; Ron (Donna); Rick (Donna); Carolin (Gabe); six grandchildren; Brooke, Aspen, Laura, Logan, Charon, and Doug (Jackie) two great grandchildren; Kaeden and Kaelee, her sister-in-law Kay (Ernie) Mercer as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and very close friends. At the family’s request a Private Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society – 2920-16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9

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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