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Tuesday May 12, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 12, 2015.

BOISCLAIR
It is with great sadness the family of PEGGY SUE BOISCLAIR announces that she passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the age of 55 after struggling with health problems.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert (Bobby) Boisclair; her children: Jamie Birch, Jennifer (Devin) Brown, Dave Tovee; her grandchildren: Rebecca, Brenden, Autumn, Joseph, Sabrina, Micheal, Mya, Isaac, Taniesha, Haley; great grandchild Eli; brothers and sisters: Cody (Carla), Toni (Charlie), Misty, Lyle (Tara), Mikelene (Tyler), Crystal (Megan), J.P. (Nicky), Vincent, Nicole, Melita, Norine, Violet, Ed, and Albert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother (Tiny) Bertha Black Eyes and father Vernon Kittelson.
A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.


BURGESS
MARGARET ANN LOYST (LAVEROCK) REVILL BURGESS – beloved wife of Mel Burgess, and much beloved of her family, passed away in Cardston Alberta on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Margaret is survived by Susan Hill (Laverock) of Okotoks Alberta, Peter Laverock of Cardston, Alberta, Alexandra Hansen (Laverock) of Okotoks, Alberta, John Laverock of Richmond, British Columbia and Carolyn Murphy (Laverock) of Nelson British Columbia. She is pre-deceased by two children, Paul Laverock of Calgary (U.S. Marines/Vietnam casualty), and Michelle Corbett (Laverock) of Cranbrook British Columbia. She has 32grandchildren and 53 great grandchildren and growing.
Margaret was Canadian born and proud to be of loyalist descent. She was raised in her young years in England. During her life she crossed the Atlantic many times. Mum had seven children. Family and connections to family were strong in her. For much of her adult life she was dedicated to genealogical research. Margaret had a winning smile and approached life as though anything was possible if you tried. She served a proselyting mission in South Africa at age 65. She served a term as president of The Alberta Federation of Women United for Families (AFWUF). She volunteered; she smiled; she gave of herself and made you feel that you were the best thing that happened to her that day. She was well loved and we are privileged to be counted as her own.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

 Colleen Carter
1951 – 2015
Colleen left our world to be with the Lord on May the 7th, 2015. She died suddenly and was surrounded by her husband and loving family. Colleen was 64 years of age.
Colleen was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 15, 1951. She was the 4th child of Jack and Dollie Foster.
Colleen was a sunny and happy little girl right from the beginning. Her blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes and fabulous smile got her just about anything she wanted!
Colleen never needed much to make her happy. She spent many hours in her lovely backyard garden planting and weeding her beautiful flowers. She spent many happy days playing with her 9 grandkids and was happily waiting for her newest member of the clan from her oldest son Christopher (Candice). Colleen was a dreamweaver and always shared her fascinating stories to her adoring grandchildren and anyone else who were sharing her magical garden. Colleens heart was filled with love and truly loved to help other people in need.
Colleen married her first husband George Hildebrandt and they had 3 beautiful and loving children Charity Malarchuk, Christopher Hildebrandt and Candice Becker. Colleen married Robert Williams and they had one child together, Robert (Bobby) Williams. Colleen and Robert moved to Ireland with all of her children and lived there for approximately 2 years, where she opened a thriving denture clinic.
In the last part of Colleen’s life, she re-married her current husband Donald Carter in 2008. Together they shared their lovely home and camped and fished together every summer with their dog Moose.
Colleen was predeceased by her father, Jack Foster, her mother Dollie Foster (Haczkewicz), a niece Cindy Foster, a husband Gary Bird.
Colleen is survived by her husband, Donald Carter, her children Charity Malarchuk (Chad) and their children, Dylan, Madison and Caitlyn. Christopher Hildebrandt (Candice) and their baby girl (Holly Colleen) who is yet to be born, Candice Becker (Ken) and their children Autumn, Sophia and Jack, Robert Williams (Nicole) and their children Zachary, Alexander, and Katherine. She is also survived by her brother Lyndon (Joan) Foster, sister Betty (Brian) Jackson, sister Mavis Bernhardt, sister Joan (Herb)
Culler. Colleen has numerous nieces and nephews who she loved dearly!
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Betty May Earle
1945 – 2015
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother BETTY MAY EARLE after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the age of 70 years. Betty passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Betty was born on February 24, 1945 in Chilliwack, BC. She was educated and resided in Chilliwack, BC, until August 2005 when she retired and moved to Lethbridge, AB. Betty was predeceased by her parents Elsie (nee Jackson) Donaldson and Millar Donaldson, as well as her husband Calvin Earle.
Betty is survived by her daughter Cathy (Ed) Tschernetzki; son Jim (Lynnette) Van Winkle; four grandchildren – Tasha (Klinton), Jordan, Jorja and Andrew and one great granddaughter, Kiya. Betty is also survived by her sisters Marge (Merv) Grigg, Joan (Jean) Godbout, and brothers Jim Donaldson and Ray (Sheila) Donaldson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life to take place on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Chilliwack,BC.
Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, (317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2M7) in Mom’s memory.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


GORDON FREDERICK RAYNER
September 27, 1928 – May 8, 2015
I will sing of the Lords great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself. Psalm 89:1-2
Gordon Rayner passed away peacefully May 8, 2015.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his brother Dave Rayner and daughters Valerie Griffin, Beverley Rayner, Annette Lanoue and their families. He leaves behind eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Fernley, and son Lawrence.
Dad was born in Norwich, Norfolk, England. He served two years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers where he worked on British and American radar equipment. Dad was a very intelligent and self-taught man. After only nine years of basic education he rose to a management position within PYE, a television factory that had 2,000 employees where he was responsible for production efficiency and designing test equipment.
Dad married Fernley Leveridge on July 18, 1953 in Mattishall, Norfolk. A devoted husband and father, he was an Evangelical Christian whose life had a foundation of faith and commitment. Dad was a quiet-spoken, generous and loving man. He retired at age 49 to give Mom full-time care and support throughout the final years of her life.
In 1980, Dad immigrated to Canada and lived in Lethbridge with his daughter Bev and her family. He took a keen interest in his grandchildren’s education and contributed to family life in many areas, including homeschooling.
A self-taught pianist who loved music and played all of his life, Dad also had many other interests. He had a keen interest in math, physics and astronomy and as a young man decided to make his own telescopes by grinding glass into lenses on the kitchen table.
Throughout his life Dad had a passion to create and design whether it was garden landscape, photography, mosaics or architecture.
A private family celebration of life will be held.
He will be lovingly remembered.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca


IWASKIW
DORA IWASKIW
passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015.
She was predeceased by her husband William Iwaskiw on November 29, 2014 and by a son Ron Iwaskiw, who is survived by his wife Liz Iwaskiw. Also survived by a son William Iwaskiw and his wife Susan, a son Dave Iwaskiw and his wife Nan, a son Dan and a daughter Linda Johnson. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren, a brother Walter Filewich and many nieces and nephews and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge at 11:00 am


 Kay Lavers
1928 – 2015
Katherine “Kay” Lavers (nee Schoening), of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Edward Lonsdale, her daughter Kathy Lonsdale, and her second husband Thomas Lavers. Kay is survived by her sons, Richard (Janet) and Edward Lonsdale, step-daughters Alyson (Michael), Leslie, and Daphne (Rod) Lavers, grandchildren Ned (Kellie), Daniel (Melanie) and Emily (Sean) Lonsdale, Julian Bailey, Julia(John) Rand, Alanna Shockley and close friends Maxine and Steve.
Kay put many hours in as a volunteer with the Anne Campbell Singers and the Kiwanis Music Festival. She became a director of the Exhibition Board in the 1980’s and together with her husband Tom was very involved in Whoop-Up Days. Kay created and organized Hobby World which took over an entire building. She was fond of travelling, gardening and keeping a home where all were welcome. She helped many over the years with her generosity. In recent years Kay enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kay’s name to the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association or a charity of your choice.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life in The Lounge at River Ridge Condos at 1 p.m. May 16, 2015.


MISTAKEN CHIEF
DEBRA JEAN MISTAKEN CHIEF (nee Black Plume)
passed away in Cardston on May 9, 2015 at the age of 55 years.
The Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, May 15th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


Gordon Simmons
1924 – 2015

Mr. Gordon Simmons of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Henrica Simmons, passed away on May 10, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


  SQUAREK
Mrs. Cynthia Rose Squarek
(nee Bond), beloved wife of John Edward Squarek, passed away in the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge on May 9, 2015, after a courageous, hard fought, 9 year battle with lung cancer.
Cynthia was born in Coleman, Alberta, on December 25
th, 1942, and was married to John on August 23, 1963. Cynthia and John have been married 51 years. Together they had three children, Kimberly-Ann Frances in February, 1967, John Britt in January, 1969 and Jennifer Lynn in August, 1970.
Cynthia lived a life full of love and adventure, starting out at the University of Calgary studying to be a music/math teacher and living with her sister in a basement suit. Home for the summer, she met John and a year later they were married and living in Norman, Oklahoma while John obtained his degree in Petroleum Engineering. The next few years were spent in Didsbury, Olds, and Calgary until they moved to Houston, TX in 1974. This was followed by stints in Lagos, Nigeria and London England, before returning “home” to Calgary in 1976 when Cynthia upgraded her education to a Bachelor of Education to resume her teaching career.
In 1980 Cynthia and her family moved to Adelaide, Australia, where she had an illustrious career as a music teacher at Scotch College. In 1993, Cynthia and John decided to return to Calgary where she continued her career as a music teacher and was loved by all her students. She taught music at Calgary Christian School and University Elementary School prior to her retirement in June, 2006. In August, 2006 she was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent the first of a series of treatments.
During that time, she has seen the addition of 4 grandchildren to her already great tally of 8, travelled to Disneyland, Palm Springs, the Grand Canyon, took a Mediterranean Cruise, and spent as much time as possible camping at Dutch Creek; her favorite place.
Left to mourn her loss is her husband, John, and her loving family, Kimberly and Michael Edmonds (daughter and son-in-law) of Calgary, Alberta, Britt & BJ Squarek (son and daughter-in-law) of Raymond Alberta, and Jennifer & Michael McKinders (daughter and son-in-law) of Calgary, Alberta, along with her 12 grandchildren: Taylor (22), John (21), Alyshia (19), Montana (17), Kyle (16), Clark (16), Breanna (12), Jessica (10), Joshua (7) Dustin (3), and Brooklyn and Jace (2), as well as 2 step-grandchildren, Dakota and Slade, and her sister Beverly and her husband Len Ross of Taber Alberta, and 3 nieces and nephews.Cynthia was pre-deceased by her mother and father, Frances and Bert Bond, and one sister, Iris.
A Celebration of Cynthia’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. Followed by a reception at her home 3056 40
th Avenue South in Lethbridge.
Cynthia requested that attendees wear bright, happy clothing rather than “BORING BLACK”.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5 will be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
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


 Eunice Coleen Van Loon
1947 ~ 2015
Eunice Coleen Van Loon “Ksiistiimaakii-Bead Woman” passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on May 9, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Eunice will be lovingly remembered by her son David Van Loon, and daughters Lana (Kyle) Blood and Kristy (Tyson) Blood; grandchildren Dakota-Rae Van Loon, Adecia Fox-Blood, Miranda Van Loon, Micah Fox-Blood, MacKenzie Van Loon, Talon Blood, Tristen Blood, Kansie Sioux Blood, Dominik Blood, Kingston Blood as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and other family members. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a visitation to be held at Eden’s Funeral Home (966 Elm Street, Pincher Creek) on Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will held at the Pincher Creek Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (1240 Wentworth Ave.) on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in the Brocket Cemetery.
Memorial Donations in Eunice’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (244, 708 11 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E4).
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


WEILER
JULIET WEILER
, beloved wife of the late Fred Weiler, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the age of 99 years.
The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
Inurnment to take place in Medicine Hat, summer 2015.
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


John DeBona
1947 – 2015
It is with profound sadness, that the family of John Joseph DeBona, announce his passing in Lethbridge on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. A private commital service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
John is survived by his loving wife Pat, son Clint DeBona and his children Braden and Brooke (Elisha Willis and her daughter, Jaida) of Taber, daughter Jen (Chris) Hay of Lethbridge and her children Gracyn and Grady. He is also survived by his brother Peter DeBona, mother-in-law Helen Clemis, brothers-in-law Kelly Clemis and Gerald (Gwen) Clemis, sister-in-law Sam Clemis as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Peter DeBona, mother Tresa DeBona, brothers Joey DeBona and Tom DeBona, father-in-law Richard Clemis, sister-in-law Mary DeBona and brother-in-law Michael Clemis.
John was born on July 10, 1947 in Taber to Peter and Tresa DeBona. He received his first part of schooling in Barnwell, and then graduated from W.R. Myers High School. John met the love of his life, Pat Clemis, at a high school curling bonspiel in 1966, and they later married on July 18, 1969. On June 26, 1970, they were blessed with their son Clint, and then their daughter Jen on August 16, 1973.
John was a very hard-working man and took great pride in being a farmer. He loved nature and all its beauty, as was evident by the DeBona farmyard, which is always manicured meticulously and abundant with fruit trees and a large garden that he and Pat worked in side-by-side.
John always had a soft spot for animals, particularly during the spring when the new born calves, foals and owls arrived. He also loved watching his favorite professional sports. One sport that John took very seriously was horse racing. He first fell in love with it in the sixties by wagering on the ponies. John then became an owner of many successful thoroughbreds and quarter horses over the last thirty years.
Most importantly, John treasured his children and grandchildren. Family dinner gatherings, gazing at the moon and stars at the hay shed, attending sports events (being the loudest fan), playing an abundance of board and card games, or simply listening to them play the piano and sing, were a few of his favorite past times.
John and Pat were very fortunate to have travelled to many parts of the world, making great friends along the way. He always looked forward to all the new sights and sounds that he encountered, and relished the many memories that were made. Unfortunately, his final journey came much too soon.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Team at St. Michal’s Health Centre and Tammie Crowson at Taber Community Care for the care shown to John throughout his illness.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre (Melanoma Research), 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre (Palliative Care), 1400 – 9 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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