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Thursday June 4, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 5, 2015.

ANDRIASHYK
1914 – 2015
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of OLIVE ANDRIASHYK on Sunday May 31, 2015, at the age of 5 weeks short of 101 years. Her family has been blessed with her presence in their lives and they celebrate her longevity and strength of spirit.
Olive was born on July 7, 1914 on the family farm in Garland, Manitoba to Pearl and George Karpiak, the third of seven children. Since she was born during a busy farming season her birth was not registered and made legal until August 15, 1914.
She received her schooling in Garland and Ethelbert, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg to attend Business College. At the age of 19 she moved to Toronto where she worked at de Havilland Aircraft and the Canadian Postal Service during the Second World War. She moved back to Winnipeg following the war and then on to Calgary. In 1955 she met and married John Andriashyk and soon after moved their Swedish Massage business to Lethbridge where she became his assistant and bookkeeper. Following John’s death in 1981, Olive worked at Stokes Drugs and Skelton’s Jewelry until her retirement.
Olive’s greatest love was her family. Her mother lived to be 98 years old and she spent many years caring for her both in her home and at the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. She always opened her home to visiting family members and friends. She loved to prepare big family meals and bake delicious desserts, enjoyed working in her garden and watching the birds, knitted beautiful intricate sweaters and loved to shop. She walked everywhere she went and got to know all of the staff in the stores she shopped in. She took pride in her appearance, had a good sense of humour and loved to tease. She loved a well set table, a tidy home, a garden full of flowers and a good cup of tea with honey. A large number of her family were present last year to celebrate Olive’s 100th birthday. It was so fitting that the biggest cheerleader of the Karpiak family was the one who gathered us all together.
Olive was predeceased by her parents Pearl and George Karpiak, her husband John Andriashyk, brothers Michael (Nell) Karpiak, Harold (Ann) Karpiak, Walley Karpiak, Gerald Karpiak, sister Jean (John) Mushey, nephew Kenneth Karpiak,
nephew (in law) Bob Pirie.
Olive is survived by her brother Manuel Karpiak of Calgary, sister in laws Alice Karpiak of Chelan, WA, and Mary Karpiak of Vancouver. NEPHEWS: Dennis (Robyn) Karpiak of Kamloops, Gordon (Carolynn) Mushey of Winnipeg, Tim (Christine) Karpiak of Brentwood, B.C., Joe Karpiak of Phoenix, David (Cindy) Karpiak of Kamloops. NIECES: Pat Pirie of Calgary, Sally (Gordon) Burnet of Seattle, Shirley (Rob) Force of Wenatchee, WA, Linda (James) Lewington of Calgary, Susan (Brad) Johnson of Wenatchee, WA, Judy (Jim) Roelofs of Lethbridge, Debbie (Wayne) Leslie of Calgary and Melody Karpiak of Vancouver and all their families.
A Private family graveside service will be held in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Cremation 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


CARLSON
ELDON (ELDY) GORDON CARLSON
passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Claresholm, AB at the age of 53 years.
Eldy is survived by the love of his life Marian, his daughters Kari (Kendyn) Mackenzie and Mandy (Matt) MacLellan, his son Brett Carlson, and his five grandchildren Jaydyn, Dominik, Kady, Coadee, and Kinsley who he absolutely adored. He is also survived by his siblings Doug (Tracey) Carlson, Lorie (Mac) Sloan, Craig (Nancy) Carlson, and Michelle (Bob) Rice, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Eldy was predeceased by his parents Marvyn Carlson and Dorinne Ruston and his in-laws Vinall and Phyllis Hatch. Eldy will be greatly missed by all those who know and love him.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


 D’ANDREA
VICTOR D’ANDREA
, beloved husband of Maxine D’Andrea, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Besides his loving wife Maxine, Vic is remembered by one son Cameron (Koreen) D’Andrea of High River and one daughter Terry D’Andrea (Darryl Robertson) of Lethbridge, two grandchildren Kaylee D’Andrea of High River and Tanner D’Andrea of Calgary, one great grandchild Tatum D’Andrea of High River. He is also survived by one brother Fiori (Joyce) D’Andrea of Lethbridge, one sister Marie (Roy) Delger of Spokane, Washington and one sister-in-law Mary D’Andrea of Lethbridge, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Vic was predeceased by one brother Mike, a sister Madeline (Doug) Jorgenson and by a special companion, his dog Buddy. Victor (Abramo Italo Vittorio) was born to Nicola and Carmina D’Andrea, on May 25, 1936, in Lethbridge, AB. He was raised and educated in the Readymade area. Vic farmed the family homestead where he loved to tinker, hunt, make sausage, and curl. Family and friends were always welcome! Siblings, nieces, and nephews often share happy memories of their times on the farm. Vic was one of the original members of the Indian Hills Golf Club and a life member of the Italian Canadian Club, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus #1490. Vic retired to Lethbridge in 1998 where he resided until his passing. He truly loved his family and took every opportunity to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchild. Vic will be sadly missed by the family and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, South, Lethbridge on Thursday, June 4, 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 Ave South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Vic, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7or to STARS, 1441 – Aviation Park N.E., (Box 570) Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.


Sherry Handsaeme
1965 – 2015
Sherry Lynn Handsaeme died suddenly on May 30, 2015, doing what she loved. She was biking with a friend, training for the San Francisco Alcatraz triathlon (June 7, 2015).
Sherry was born July 18, 1965 in Eastend, Saskatchewan to Waine and Effie Madson. When she was four her family moved to Taber, Alberta, and then eventually settled in Lethbridge when she was seven years old in 1972.
Over the years Sherry excelled in the field of accounting and finance. In 2012 she received her Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University. She was most recently employed as Finance Manager at Cargill Feed and Nutrition.
When not working Sherry spent her time running, swimming, biking, or with her friends and family. She was an accomplished triathlete; having finished the IronMan Canada in 2006, and over 150 other races, marathons and triathlons.
Besides her husband Jack Handsaeme, Sherry is survived by her parents: Waine and Effie Madson, her two daughters: Rikki (Robi) Chakrabarti, and Danielle (Lance) Friesen, her two step-daughters: Kristin (Cam) McIntosh and Jennifer (Shylo) Harvey, her five grand-children: Caleb (8) and Samuel (4) Chakrabarti, Cashis Harvey (1), Makenna (7) and Brexten (1) McIntosh, her two brothers: Dean (Tanya) Madson and their children Kevin and Ashley, and Mark Madson and his son Alexandre, and her grandmother Dorothy Madson.
A Celebration of Sherry’s Life will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Mark Dyck, officiating.
In lieu of flowers Jack has requested that we would continue Sherry’s garden over the years. Please consider gift certificates to Green Haven Garden Centre for bedding plants so Sherry’s garden of roses, petunias, and other bedding plants can continue to grow and bring sunshine to us all.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


 Margaret M. Markus
1939 – 2015
Margaret Mary Markus of Lethbridge passed away at home on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
Left behind to mourn her passing is her brother Steve and wife Brenda, as well as many extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents Steve & Margaret Markus.
At Margaret’s request a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


MATSUSHITA
ATSUMI MATSUSHITA
, beloved wife of the late Charles Mei, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the age of 90 years. She was the loving mother of: Helen (Gerry), Amy (Wayne), Mary (Braum), and Simon. She leaves behind eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She also is survived by sister Miyoko (George), sister-in-law Yoko, and brother Shigeru. Atsumi was born in Tottori-ken, Japan in 1924. She loved her crafts, and excelled in baking, sewing, cooking, and knitting. In 1956 she married Charles. She was a loving mother and wife. Friends and family will gather on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Koden and flowers are respectfully declined.


 Richard Neve
1954 – 2015
Mr. Richard Neve of Lethbridge, passed away on May 24, 2015 at the age of 60 years.
A Memorial service will be held at 4:30pm on Monday, June 8, 2015 at STREETS ALIVE MISSION, 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

OLSON
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Jessica Raedeen Olson passed away at the age of 24 years, beloved daughter of Marlene (Evan) King; Dale (Wendy) Olson and sister of Mikayla Olson. She also leaves to cherish her memory her grandmothers Mabel Snortland and Dolores Olson both of Medicine Hat; her step-brother, Scott Gustavson and step-sister Regan Gustavson; many aunts, uncles, cousins and her loving pet Desodo. She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Roy Snortland and Don Olson. Since her childhood, Jessica has been community minded. Even from age 9 and onward, she volunteered with her 4-H groups, supported the local SPCA and ensured that friends and family had love and support. Jessica was a brilliant academic and received academic awards in Irvine school, Eagle Butte High School, Medicine Hat College, and Lethbridge College. Jessica had earned an Addictions Counseling certificate from Medicine Hat College and her bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Lethbridge College. Jessica was a highly competitive athlete, competing in soccer as a child including a summer games rep team. Jess went on to compete in high school athletics in soccer, badminton, and rugby. Jessica continued her competitive nature into her womanhood as a “no holds barred” jammer in roller derby. She was known as a consummate lady off the track but would “skate like a boss” when she took on her alter ego onto the flat track! Jessica loved travel and had traveled to Europe with her high school as well as California and Arizona for College. She had annual family vacations camping, and especially enjoyed house boating on the Shuswap and winter vacations to the Caribbean for scuba diving and water sports. Jessica treasured friends and family and was loved beyond measure. You could not meet Jessica without falling in love with her, to know her was to love her. The world is poorer without her infectious laughter.
Heaven has received a true angel. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Saturday 1 hour prior to service time. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Jessica with a donation may direct it to either the S.P.C.A. – 55 Southwest Drive SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8 or to Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health, for Lethbridge Youth Residential Treatment #402, 6th Ave N. Lethbridge, AB T1H 6J9. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Jessica Olson, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.
Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


Donald Ostby
1933 – 2015
Donald Ostby of Coutts, passed away suddenly at Gold Springs Park on May 29, 2015 at the age of 81 years.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Coutts Civic Center, 105 Center Ave, Coutts, AB.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dons name may be made directly to Coutts Fire and Rescue, 201 Center Ave, Coutts, AB, T0K 0N0.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 RAINS
With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of an extraordinary man,
GARRETT RAINS, beloved son of Lonnie and Kelly and cherished brother of Kyle and Carter, on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the age of 28 years.
Garrett was born on February 18, 1987 to proud parents Lonnie & Kelly. Garrett was a sunny, loving soul who cared for and affected every life he touched. He owned a wicked sense of fun and possessed a spirit of determination to achieve what he wanted to do. He believed in the family of man and spent his life increasing his tribe.
He will be remembered with much love.
A Celebration of Life will be held at COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert 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


SHEPHERD
GERALD SHEPHERD passed away in Fort Macleod on May 27, 2015 at the age of 77 yrs.
A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Thursday, June 4th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Gym on Friday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

TIMOTHY DAVID TOLLESTRUP
Passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on May 22, 2015 at the age of 38. He is predeceased by his mother Carol Tollestrup (July 18, 2012) and brother Matthew Tollestrup (March 23, 1983). He is survived by his father Stephen Tollestrup, his son Matthew Tollestrup, his brothers: Glenn, James, and Richard Tollestrup, and his sisters: Martie Murphy, Jennifer Tollestrup, Amie Yancey, Rachel Atwood, and Joanne Steed. A private family service has been held.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email: condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book: http://www.generationsfh.ca
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Sherry Wever
1956 – 2015
It is with Earthly sorrow and Heavenly praise that we announce the passing of Sherry Ann Wever, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Taber. The Lord now has her in His loving arms. She accepted her Lord’s will with strength and grace! Veel sterkte famke! (Much strength girl!)
Sherry was born on August 3, 1956, in Lethbridge to Buck and Audrey Geldert. She resided in Lethbridge until she met and married James Wever of Burdett in 1977. Jim and Sherry lived in the Burdett area their entire life together where they raised four beautiful children. During that time, Sherry was an inspiration to all those that knew her. She was a Christian, homemaker, mother, grandmother (to ten beautiful grandchildren), friend, bookkeeper, confidante, cheerleader, as well as a faithful and ever-supportive farm wife. Sherry always had a passion for music. As a teen, she was a member of the Anne Campbell singers in Lethbridge. She had a special gift of music; she could recognize a tune from any time period or genre and sing the entire song. She had the voice of an angel and enjoyed sharing it with all her friends in church, at home, or wherever it was desired. Sherry’s love for music and beautiful voice was also shared with her grandchildren. Over the years, Sherry gave her precious time volunteering with the Grassy Lake Performing Arts Society, Calvinettes girls group, member of the Burdett Auxiliary, 4H Club Leader, Sunday school teacher, and member of the Forty Mile Food Bank committee. Sherry was a faithful member of the Burdett Christian Reformed Church, an angel on earth and shared with everyone she was in attendance with. She enjoyed the simple things in life and never asked for more. She found happiness in whatever circumstance she was in. Sherry always went above and beyond to help and support her children in whatever capacity she was needed which often included caring for her grandchildren. She never said no.
Sherry leaves to cherish her memory her loving devoted husband James Wever, her loving children Lisa (Dwayne) Vossebelt and their children Kaleb, Mattea and Logan; Erica Smyth and her children Janae, Ethan and Blake; Jared (Megan) Wever and their children Sophia, Mila and Barent; Mark Wever (Nicole Mulgrew) and their daughter Piper. She leaves behind two sisters Carol (Joe) Dean of Calgary and Gail Bridgewater of Lethbridge as well as many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
She was predeceased by her father Warren “Buck” Geldert and her mother Margaret “Audrey” Klassen.
Goodbye Nana, until we meet again.
A private burial service will be held at the Highfield Cemetery.
The Celebration of Sherry’s life will be held at the Burdett Community Hall, Burdett on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor David Swinney officiating. Short tributes will be accepted at the celebration. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Sherry’s memory, for Melanoma Research, to the Canadian Cancer Society, 102, 1865 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ryan Torrie, the nurses and staff at the Taber Hospital, as well as Dr. Stewart and his staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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