September 29th, 2016

Tuesday April 21, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 21, 2015.

CHRISTIANSON
JEAN CHRISTIANSON, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the age of 85 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


  Estella Coulter
1917 – 2015
Mrs. Estella Coulter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Harry Coulter, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
Estella is survived by her brother Douglas Rathwell; children Lorraine (Bill) Johnson, Norma-Jean Vrabel, and Kenneth Schlaht; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Estella was born in Tompkins, SK on July 22, 1917. She enjoyed riding horses, baking, square dancing and playing the guitar and violin in the local socials. She loved her years on the ranch in Saskatchewan and raising her family in Waterton Park and Lethbridge. The highlights in her life were events dedicated to family and friends. She got great pleasure from gardening, even at the age of 97 you could see her on her knees weeding the flower beds. Estella was quick witted and alert throughout her life and she looked forward to the daily crossword.
Estella was the family’s beautiful and elegant matriarch. Loved by all and will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

FRANCIS
Mr. Clifford Francis of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on April 19, 2015 at the age of 83 years. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal funeral service.


HANKEL
KATHARINA “KAY” HANKEL
, beloved wife of Ray Hankel of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 88 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


MANY BEARS
ANNETTE MANY BEARS
, beloved wife of Gus Many Bears, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 54 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


 MYNDIO
STAN MYNDIO, of Warner, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 63 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

Morris Fred Rachinski
October 24, 1935 –
April 16, 2015
“Uncle” Morris (Uncle Sam) passed away peacefully at St. M
ichaels Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Morris’s life began on the family farm in Clair, Saskatchewan where he was raised, educated and farmed till he was 40. At that time an allergy prevented him from full time farming so he decided to move to Lethbridge to help his sister Olga and Jim with their hotels. An independent spirit soon took Morris on a path through many jobs, from the oil field to welding to still helping his friends in the Burdett/ Bow Island area with harvesting. Uncle Morris purchased his home on 20 Street North in 1981 and there developed the heart of our street. His giving nature, kindness and true friendship will never be forgotten. The degree of a true legacy can be measured by the many friends and family that truly cared and loved this gentle man. From his family to his neighbors here and in Clair, to his hunting and fishing buddies, his co-workers to the farmers he helped with harvesting, and to anyone else who knew him, he will be missed. His true love for his animals over the years was remarkable as they became his most treasured possessions.
Morris is survived by his sisters Olga Pawluk, Jean Balaski; brothers Nick (Dorie) and Metro Rachinski; sister-in-law Mary Lou Rachinsky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and their families. Morris was predeceased by his parents Anne and Anton Rachinski and siblings Pauline and Alex Yanish, Johnny Rachinsky, Marie and Harry Shupak, Puline Rachinski, and Nick Balaski.
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


  Robert “Bob” Lien
1942 – 2015
The loving Family and staff of Martin Brothers sadly announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Lien of Lethbridge, formerly of Warner, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the age of 72 years.
Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects from 1:00pm to 1:45pm with a a Funeral Service to be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Brian Magee, officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery.
No flowers by request, Memorial Donations may be made in Bob’s to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or to a charity of your choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 RICE
RUSSELL “JIM” RICE
passed away in Lethbridge on April 19, 2015 at the age of 83 years. A Wake Service will be held at Streets Alive, Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at Streets Alive on Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
E-mail your condolences to:
legacycardston@gmail.com


Ileen Sumner 1931 – 2015
Mrs. Ileen Sumner of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John (Jack) Sumner passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

SUURD-LIDSTER
JESSE SUURD-LIDSTER, beloved husband of Amanda Suurd-Lidster, of Lethbridge, passed away at a young age suddenly at home on Wednesday. April 15, 2015 at the age of 29 years. The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, April 24, 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

Grace Visser
1932 – 2015
With heavy hearts, our dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Grace Visser (nee Kiers), passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the age of 82 years and has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 between 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband Klaas, Grace is survived by their children Clarence Visser of Taber; Alan Visser of Taber and his family Rylan Visser (Brooklyn) and Shayna Visser; Arlene (Harry) Prummel of Taber and their family Renae (Kevin) Nixon, Kristy (Norman) Dekens and Sean (Alison) Prummel; Ron (Carol) Visser of Taber and their family Lindy Visser (Joey), Tyler Visser (Chantelle), Lauray Visser and Tori Visser; Susan (Kelvin) Wall of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and their family Breanne (Ryan) Poelman, Devon (Rachelle) Wall and Dylan Wall (Paige). She is also survived by sixteen great grandchildren and numerous other family.
Grace was born in Drente, Holland to Albert and Roelofje Kiers on September 27, 1932. In 1950, she moved with her family to Picture Butte. There she met the love of her life, Klaas Visser and they moved to Taber in 1952. On April 6, 1953, Grace and Klaas were married. They worked for numerous farmers and moved around to various places for work including Edmonton, Redcliff and Vauxhall. Klaas and Grace farmed north of Taber where they raised their family before moving to Taber in 1979.
For the past nineteen years, Grace has resided at Taber Extended Care and Linden View Care Centre. As a family, we would like to thank the staff at both facilities for the wonderful care she received. We would also like to thank all those who visited Grace and especially those that were there on a weekly basis. Our faith has carried us through these difficult times, especially for Klaas who for all these years has watched Grace suffer but never gave up his love for her. She was a loving and kind person to all. She will be greatly missed.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Elaine Ell
1938 – 2015
Elaine Rose Ell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Bow Island, after a very short battle with cancer.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Elaine is survived by her loving mother Mary, brother Raymond (Terry) Ell of Adelaide, Australia, sister Marilyn (Earl) Weatherhead of Burdett, sister-in-law Juanita Ell of High River as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father Peter Ell, brothers Alvin Ell and Theodore (Ted) Ell.
Elaine was a loving, caring individual who wore many hats, serving on numerous committees, The Bow Island Hospital Auxiliary, Pleasant View Lodge and Golden Age Centre. Her family was very important to her and the largest hat she wore was being the sole caregiver to her mom for the past seventeen years. She was an avid fan of all sports. Elaine participated in wheelchair sports for years competing in many countries, and was the proud recipient of over one hundred medals and accolades. Elaine worked for the Attorney Generals Department, Edmonton, the Northern Lights Wheelchair Association, and most important of all to her was her position with the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team as Assistant Public Relations Director for nine years. She loved every moment!!
Elaine will be truly missed by her family and many friends.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elaine’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0, Golden Age Club, P.O. Box 151, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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