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Friday May 15, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 15, 2015.



DYCK
Judith Dyck (Nee Martens) of Pincher Creek, beloved wife of the late Henry F Dyck, passed away on May 12, 2015 at the age 92 years.
Judith is survived by her four sons, John (Petra), Nick (June), Gordon, Fred (Anne), and one daughter Beverly Janzen.
A Visitation will be held between 7:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. on Friday May 15, 2015 at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 966 Elm St, Pincher Creek, AB
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday May 16, 2015 at the SPRINGRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH with Pastor Harold Schilk Officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Judith’s Memory to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946 32 St N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7


 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.

GRAHAM
ELIZABETH GERTRUDE GRAHAM
, has been gently lifted up by the angels to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
She is the loving and devoted mother of Eugene (Eileen) of Lethbridge, Darlene (Bob) Ferrari of Calgary, Anne (Al) Uhrich of Innisfail, Terry (Barb) of Lethbridge, Ken (Sally) of Lethbridge, James (Sandi) of Coutts and Laurel of Lethbridge. She also leaves to mourn 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, as well as her siblings Leonard (Margaret) Wensmann of Milk River, Isabelle Yahn of Edmonton and sister-in-law Barbara Graham of Lethbridge.
She was predeceased by her husband Grant, step-son Richard and siblings Alma, Burga, Felix, Clara, Dorothy, Ida and Bridget.
Elizabeth was born in Allerston, AB to August and Anna Wensmann on November 30, 1917. In 1936, Elizabeth and Grant were married and together they farmed east of Coutts, AB until retiring to Milk River in 1982. She then moved to Lethbridge in 2007, where she resided until her passing.
Our Mom and Grandmother was an inspiration to us who were blessed to know her. Her family was her lifeline and to her, her greatest achievement. Many fond memories have been made with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for them to cherish. She was our “rock”- always there when needed, putting us all ahead of her own needs at any given time. Mom was a long standing member of the C.W.L. in Coutts. She was a woman of many talents, but the best was “just being our Mom.” Rest in Peace. We will miss that beautiful smile. We love you.
Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayer Services at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
A private family interment will take place in the Allerston Cemetery.
In memory of Elizabeth, memorial donations may be made to
Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1W5.
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


 MISTAKEN CHIEF
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of DEBRA JEAN MISTAKEN CHIEF (nee Black Plume) in the Cardston Health Centre, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the age of 55 years.
Debra Jean was born on October 24, 1959 at the Blood Indian Hospital. She is survived by her children Buddy, Lacey (Clay), Darren and Duane Jr.; brother Adolph Black Plume; sisters Laurette (Ken) Vare, Lora (Jim) Adamson, Kathy Black Plume.
Debra was currently employed with the Lee Crest Good Samaritans as a Health Care Aide.
Debra was predeceased by her parents Samuel Jr. and Lucy Mary Black Plume; brothers Melvin Lee Red Crow and Bud Black Plume.
A Family Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, May 15th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. Family may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

REYNAR
JOHN “JACK” REYNAR
, beloved husband of Ruth Reynar, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the age of 92 years. Dr. John (Jack) Reynar was born on January 10, 1923 at the Bow Island Hospital. He married Ruth Edeen in 1951. Together they had two daughters Karin Lee and Marlys Joan. Dr. Jack (as he was called by many) was predeceased by parents T. Alfred and Violet (James) Reynar, daughter Karen Lee, and sister Joan (Reynar) and brother-in-law Cecil Grist. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Marlys and brother Donald and sister-in-law Dorothy (Krause) Reynar. His very special animal friend Sasha also survives him. Dr. Jack grew up in Foremost and continued his education until he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. He trained as a navigator and flew Lancaster bombers in the Royal Air Force with a mixed crew of Australians and British. He successfully completed 30 missions before being repatriated in 1945. In September 1945 at the age of 22, Dr. Jack started medical school in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. Upon graduation, he practiced in Edson, Alberta before opening his practice in Brooks. Dr. Jack worked as a General Practitioner before returning to medical school to complete his specialty in Pediatrics. In 1974, Dr. Jack and Ruth moved to Lethbridge where he started working for the Alberta Mental Health Board. He practiced there until 1987 when he retired from full-time work. Dr. Jack continued to be involved in medical practice for many years finally retiring completely at the age of 88 after serving on the Alberta Mental Health Review Panel. Dr. Jack was community spirited, serving on the Brooks School Board, the University of Lethbridge Senate and for many years was an active member of the Lethbridge Rotary club. He was instrumental in getting the first dragon boat for the A Breast of ‘Bridge Dragon Boat Team which eventually led to the Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival. He was a compassionate man going to Africa in the 1960s to provide medical care in rural Tanzania. He went above and beyond with the children he saw in Mental Health by providing them with things like books and bikes that they could not afford. Dr. Jack started being physically active at an early age—playing semi-pro baseball as a youth and continuing with biking, squash, racquetball, skiing, skating and slow pitch as an adult; he last skied at the age of 79. He also took in a few ski and bike trips in Austria. Dr. Jack and Ruth were great travelers, going to over 50 countries culminating with a month long round-the-world trip in 2004. Dr. Jack expressed his creativity in his metal sculpture artistry and particularly enjoyed depicting bible stories and war scenes. He enjoyed philosophizing about life, politics and the state of the world and generally could be counted on to express an opinion on all! Dr. Jack will be sorely missed by his family, many friends and his little dog. God speed. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920-16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.


SCHURMANN
JAMES WALTER SCHURMANN, beloved son of Klaus & Mary Lee Schurmann, cherished brother of Justin (Krista) Schurmann and treasured uncle to Jenna Schurmann passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at the age of 28 years.
A Celebration of James’ life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Larry Schille officiating.

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

Gordon Simmons
1924 – 201
Gordon Lloyd Simmons of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Henrica Simmons, passed away on May 10, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
Born in Claresholm, Alberta on June 18, 1924 to Oliver and Adeline Simmons. His main occupation was farming and was also an excellent carpenter, welder and mechanic. He loved to do woodwork in his shop, always needing to have something to do. He enjoyed both fishing and travelling whenever they got the chance. He was known as daycare Grandpa to a lot of children at Rica’s Daycare in Coalhurst. His family has always been his priority, as was his callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Gordon is survived by his five daughters Marian Seaborn, Linda Ment, Fay Jorgensen, Val Bullied, Elaine Lutz; his son Lloyde Simmons; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; sisters Marjorie, Dorothy and Joyce.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Henrica; his parents Oliver & Mary Adeline Simmons; daughter Lydia Lorraine, sister Verda; brothers Raymond and Dale.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2223-6A Ave. North, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society, #402-740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

SVIHURA
EDWARD MICHAEL SVIHURA, passed away at home in Lethbridge on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his sons Steve (Sonja) and Michael (Tina) Svihura as well as his long time friend Jean Christensen.At Ed’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

Shau Tam
1922 – 2015
Mrs. Shau Tam of Lethbridge, passed away on May 8, 2015 at the age of 93 years.
A Visitation will be held between 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, May 15, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

JOHANNE WENTWORTH
1944~2015
Johanne Marie Wentworth (Desjardins), beloved wife of Cliff Wentworth, and cherished mother of Pat Sauerwein, and Darlyn Garrett passed away on May 13, 2015 at the age of 70 years.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 3:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5 Rocky Mountain Blvd West, Lethbridge.
Please email condolences to:
condolencesforwentworthfamily @gmail.com


Miro Tomasta
1932 – 2015
Mr. Miro Tomasta of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Lydia Tomasta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on May 14, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Louise Burback
1943 – 2015
Louise Janet Burback, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the age of 71 years.
Louise will be privately remembered by her family. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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Helen Cradduck, beloved wife of the late Wilbur Cradduck, passed away peacefully in Taber on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Helen was the loving mother of two sons Merv (Terry) Cradduck of Taber and Alvin Cradduck of Taber; proud grandmother to her only grandchild Michelle Cradduck. Also left to mourn her passing is her brother Isaac (Sally) Wiebe; sisters-in-law Tina, Katie, Susan and Anne Wiebe and Mary Peters as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Wilbur in 1973, son Phillip in 1974; sisters Anne Peters and Tina Friesen; brothers Nick, Pete, Jake, John, George, Ben and
Con Wiebe; sisters-in-law Suzie and Helen Wiebe and Lila Cradduck; brothers-in-law Herman Peters and Pete Friesen.
Helen was born in the McMahon district in southwestern Saskatchewan on December 29, 1926. She grew up during the depression and dustbowl era of the 1930’s. This would shape her life throughout her many years. As a young woman, Helen moved to the Taber area where she was employed as domestic help. She met Wilbur Cradduck and they were married in October 1952. The rest of her life was spent at home on the farm caring for her family, cooking, canning, baking and tending a large garden. Helen was a kind and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue,
Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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