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Friday June 19, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 19, 2015.

Alan Joseph Fabro
March 22nd 1945 – June 11th 2015
How do you capture in words the life of a man who lived so profoundly; a man who could measure his life by richness in relationships he formed with those he met, even if only for a brief moment.
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of ALAN JOSEPH FABRO, on Thursday June 11th2015, after a courageous three year battle with Metastatic Colon Cancer. Rightly so, this devoted husband and loving father took his final breath while in the presence of family.
Alan fought his cancer with unwavering strength. He never complained nor felt sorry for himself. For Alan, the past three years were a time to be thankful for all of the blessings in his life and to say goodbye to those he held so dearly. Shortly after Alan was diagnosed he wrote the following passage in his journal:
I will look at this ‘thug’ named cancer and stare him straight in the eye.
I will not blink.
He may take my life, but NOT my spirit!
Alan was a true man of the moment. He loved life and had so many joys. In his passing he did not want us to speak of his accomplishments whether in sport or business, despite there being many to speak of. His successes in life were never the intention; they were the by-product of living a life of action, taking risks and living each moment to its fullest. Alan’s greatest accomplishments were his family and the relationships he developed with those around him.
Near the end of his journey Alan reflected back on some of the highlights of his life:
· He was born and raised in Kimberley, B.C.; a mining town of hard working people; a town of closeness and character; a town in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
· Alan was raised by great parents of Italian descent. They instilled family values of honesty, modesty, and respect for all people.
· He married the love of his life – Virginia (from Southern Georgia). They met and were engaged to be married in only eight days. A marriage that would last 40 years and only separable through Alan’s passing.
· The gift of their children Alison and Scott and their wonderful spouses Doug and Ashley. A family that was, and will remain very close.
· The companionship of a twin brother, Colin. In youth, he was always someone to play catch with. Colin is still the finest person.
· The joy of observing staff at McKay Bros. and later on at Western Tractor. Their hard work and diligence was constant.
· The wonderful relationships that Virginia and Alan developed with others over the years; within the John Deere business and outside of work.
· The joy of 6 grandchildren, each one having their own distinct personality.
· Quiet moments with just Virginia, and hectic moments when all the family was together at Alan’s favourite place – Wasa Lake. The lake view and Rocky Mountains were forever etched in Alan’s mind.
Alan is survived by his wife Virginia, daughter Alison (Doug) Pilsner, son Scott (Ashley) Fabro, mother Fiorina (98 years of age), twin brother Colin, and six beautiful grandchildren – Nolan, Brooke, Makena; Briggs, Rhett, and Ford. Alan is also survived by his sister-in-law Janet and nephew Ryan (Jacquie) Fabro, mother-in-law Eleanor Hallman and a large extended family in Southern Georgia (the finest y’all could ever meet). Alan was predeceased by his father Milo, older brother Robert, and father-in-law Roy Hallman.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1Honoured 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.caW5


BRYAN
ALICE NELLIE PRACHAR BRYAN
, beloved wife of the late Sidney Bryan, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the age of 82 years. A Celebration of Alice’s life will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM.


Stefan Peter “Steve” Plytka of Vulcan, passed away June 14, 2015 at Vulcan Community Hospital at the age of 87 years.Steve was born in Bellevue, AB, to parents Peter and Rose Plytka. After spending his youth in the Crowsnest Pass, he later moved to the family farm in the Alston district at Vulcan, AB with his parents and brother Alex.Steve was a member of the West Canadian Colliers Miners Band and a highlight was being able to play during the Calgary Stampede Parade. He was also a past member of the Vulcan County Band and the Royal Canadian Legion. Steve enjoyed visiting with his many friends and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing, especially in B.C., camping, yard work and gardening.Steve is survived by his remaining sibling, Mary Mazur of Crowsnest Pass, brothers-in-law Ollie Olsen, Mike Welechuk, Cliff Laforme and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Steve was predeceased by his parents, sisters Sophie Olsen, Helen Welechuk, Nancy Laforme and brothers Joe Czak and Alex Plytka.The family will honor Steve’s request for no funeral at this time. Private family inurnment Alston Cemetery, Champion, AB at a later date.Tributes in Steve’s memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #100, 119 – 14 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.Telephone 1-403-485-2633.E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


CONNOR, Jack
November 22, 1929 –
June 14, 2015
John William (Jack) Connor passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on June 14, 2015 at the age of 85 years. Jack will be sadly missed by his children: Cheryl (Brian) Dryer of St. Albert, AB, Kelvin (Janice) Connor of Strathmore, AB, Deb (Pat) Bignell of Airdrie, AB and Colin (Tracey) Connor of Australia. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: Andy (Lauren) Dryer, Craig (Kylie) Dryer, Todd Dryer, Brady Dryer, Josh (Tess) Bignell, Curtis Bignell, Kristy Bignell, Clinton Connor, Jade (Lukas) Connor, Tyler Connor, Delilah Connor and Jamieson Connor as well as his great grandsons: Connor Dryer and Jay Dryer. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Isabella on March 17, 2012. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made directly to the Libin Heart Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Fund Development, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N1 (www.libin.ucalgary.ca) or to Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 (www.alzheimercalgary.com). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home (1605 – 100 Street SE, Calgary) on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. To express condolences, please visit: http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.


FLAMAN
Mr. Kenneth Roger Flaman
of Lethbridge, passed away on May 28, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
There will be no Funeral Service. A Burial of Ashes will take place at a later date.


FLORENCE KALSBEEK
(FORMERLY DE JAGER)
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him” Psalm 103: 11.
It is with
sadness that we announce that Florence Kalsbeek was called home by her Lord on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Florence was married to John Kalsbeek and resided at Elim Village, Surrey, BC.
She was born in the Netherlands on December 31, 1933 and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952. She settled and worked in the Lethbridge area. In 1956 she married Casey De Jager, who became a prominent Lethbridge furniture businessman. Casey passed away in 1988. Florence married John and moved to Ladner, BC in 1990.
Florence was a stay at home mom who enjoyed raising her children, cooking, baking, gardening, music, the outdoors and helping others. She volunteered in the local Christian School attended by her children. Florence was a life-long, active member of the Christian Reformed Church and most recently a member of Fleetwood CRC. In her later years she volunteered with the Ladner Food Bank and helped with gardening at Elim Village. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She had a big heart with room for everyone, a caring heart that reached out to those in need and a servant’s heart that always put others first. Florence’s life was a testament to Jesus Christ, her Lord, who we believe called her home with the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant”.
Florence is survived by her loving husband, John; sons, Charles (Joyce) De Jager and Tom (Dawn) De Jager; daughters, Sylvia (Henry) Barthel, Julia (Mike) de Boer and Bev (Richard) Grisnich; step-son, Martin (Dawn) Kalsbeek; step-daughters, Betty and Caroline Kalsbeek; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dick (Jennie) Bosch, Jerry (June) Bosch; sisters, Grace (Louis) De Jager, Dorothy (Henry) Van Boven and Henny (Peter) Schalk.
Florence was predeceased by her loving husband, Casey, her mother, Sytske, father, Theunis, and brothers, Steve and Jake.
A funeral service for Florence will be held at 1:00 PM (2 PM MST) on Saturday June 20, 2015 at Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church 9165 – 160 Street, Surrey, BC with Pastor Tom Bomhof officiating. The service will be livestreamed on http://www.fleetwoodcrc.org.


Friedrich “Fritz” Kampfl
1936 – 2015

Mr. Friedrich “Fritz” Kampfl of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Antonette Kampfl, passed away June 15, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 9:30am and 10:00am, followed by a Funeral Service held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


Randy Konynenbelt
1949 – 2015
Randal “Randy” Howard Konynenbelt passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 66.
A Celebration of Randy’s life will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Nobleford Community Complex.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


MILLER
It is with sadness that we announce that our dad,
RONALD LEROY MILLER, beloved husband of Helen, passed away surrounded by family, in the St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 79 years following a courageous battle with cancer.
Dad was born June 11, 1936 in Calgary to Howard and Vivian Miller. They grew as a family in Calgary and it was here that Dad met Mom in 8th grade. They married soon after high school and have been together ever since. Throughout this time, they were blessed with five children and 12 grandchildren. Growing up, Mom and Dad took us on annual camping trips to Shuswap Lake; an excursion we always looked forward to and remember fondly. We also loved the endless hours spent around the player piano, singing and dancing as a family. In the 70’s when the Sears store opened in Lethbridge, our family moved here and Dad managed the Auto Centre. After 5 years, they returned to Calgary where he continued his career with Sears and in the insurance business until his retirement. Mom and Dad travelled extensively and cherished their adventures to Hawaii, Europe and the US, often on cruises and by car. Dad was an avid golfer and enjoyed nothing more than playing the game with his father, children and grandchildren, especially when he could show them his putting skill on the greens. As for cards, no matter who showed up to the crib board, they knew to have their quarters or loonies ready. Dad and Mom recently returned to Lethbridge to be closer to family when Mom’s struggle with Alzheimer’s progressed.
Dad is survived by the love of his life, Helen and his children; Brian (Sharon) Miller of Lethbridge, Kim (Tony) Mrak of Lethbridge, Kevin (Darlene) Miller of Calgary, Robin Miller (Shelly) of Kelowna, B.C., Cory Miller (Maryann) of Lethbridge, as well as his grandchildren; Tyler (Michelle), Joel, Trevor (Monica), Amber (Sam), Brendan, Chad, Natasha, Jennifer, Cody, Rylie, Jordyn, and Jenna (Andrew). He is also survived by his sister Mavis (Rev. Brown) Milne of Calgary, sister-in-law Jean (Charlie) Wooten of Osoyoos, B.C. as well as a niece and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents Howard and Vivian Miler and parents- in-law Margaret Sasso and Harry Mills.
A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5, S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7, or 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


NORTH PEIGAN
JARED “BROCK” NORTH PEIGAN, beloved son of Gloria & Garry, of the Peigan Reserve, passed away in Brocket on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the age of 27 years.
A Wake will be held at Gloria & Garry’s Residence, commencing on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at BROCKET COMMUNITY HALL, Brocket, Alberta on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Wayne Boorsma officiating.
Interment to follow at Brocket Community Cemetery.
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


PEDERSEN
KENT ARVID JOHN PEDERSEN
, beloved son of Linda Pedersen and Bent Pedersen (Barb Vos) and loving brother to Tami Pedersen, passed away surrounded by family, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the age of 39 years, due to complications sustained in a pedestrian accident.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Tami, nieces Ashley and Brynley, great nephews Greyson and Eastyn, grandmother Henny Pedersen, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his special four legged friend, Lexi.
Kent was born on February 29, 1976 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Lethbridge. He attended Our Lady of the Assumption School, St. Francis Junior High, Catholic Central High School and Lethbridge College.
Kent filled his days with sports, friends, Facebook, many hugs and Coca-Cola. He truly lived his life. Kent was a proud team member of the Integrated Bowling League and looked forward to Friday night games and seeking out the highest score. Kent was an avid collector of team jerseys and proudly displayed all 45 of them… most of them Oilers, many of them signed. He loved to play Uno with his friends and had many intense games of Mental Blox with family, especially Grumpy. Kent loved music, karaoke nights, playing Sega and of course, pushing people in the pool. Kent loved his family and friends; late night / early morning text messages were not uncommon. There was never a dull moment at family events and holidays with Kent’s speeches, jokes, and never ending picture taking. He was the Edmonton Oilers biggest fan and loved the Toronto Blue Jays just as much. He found as much joy listening to games on the radio or watching on TV as he did sitting in the stands; which he was fortunate enough to do on many occasions.
Kent was a huge part of the Lethbridge community through his work at PEAK Vocational Services, SAIPA and countless hours of volunteering his time.
He will be greatly missed and is forever in our hearts.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. Cremation to follow.A Reception will follow the Funeral Service at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Hall, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Kent’s name may be made to a charity of one’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


REVESZ
SHIRLEY REVESZ
, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 73 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


Linda Rosenberg
1964 – 2015
Linda Rosenberg of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Cliff, passed away after a lengthy illness surrounded by family on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the age of 51 years.
Linda was born May 15, 1964 in Isherlon, Germany to her parents Midge and Chico Mackenzie.Linda graduated from Princess Elizabeth High School in Shilo, Manitoba. She bartended on military bases and was a maintenance planner at Cavendish Farms in Lethbridge, AB.Linda’s main interest were her grandchildren, and her hobbies included riding her motorcycle and camping.Besides her loving husband Cliff Rosenberg, Linda is survived by her Daughter Ashley; Son John; Grandchildren Shayla, Mekhail, Austin, Brooklyn, and Mattie; Brothers James, Dale, and Murdock.Linda was predeceased by her parents Midge and Chico Mackenzie.A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 20, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, Pastor Ralph Molyneux officiating.Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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Norma Galvin
1922 – 2015
It is with sorrow, but a host of wonderful memories, that we mark the passing of our dear mother, Norma Galvin in Taber on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. We celebrate the extraordinary ninety-two year journey in the life of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and matriarch.
Norma is survived by her five children Moyra (Richard) Martin of Calgary, Wanda Lloyd of Calgary, Patrick Galvin of Lethbridge, Michael Galvin of Taber, Kerri Rae (Owen) Galvin-Smyth of Lethbridge; her adored grandchildren Aidan, Aaron, Gregory and Jeffrey and her great grandchildren Noah, Ethan, Addison and Ryan. She also leaves to mourn her cherished brother Darrell (Carol) Trenholm and their family, Kim (Doug), Cathie, Diane and Dale. As well, she sadly leaves behind her loving niece Eileen McIntyre, her Aussie daughter Carole Smith, her beloved Sue Nash and her loyal friend and caregiver, Shelley Ogilvie.
She was predeceased by Robert, her husband of fifty-seven years and her grandsons, Robert Martin and Trevor Martin.
Norma was born in Orion, Alberta on December 21, 1922. She went to high school in Medicine Hat, attended Normal School in Calgary and went on to teach in a number of one room schools in Southern Alberta. She met her husband Robert Galvin in Manyberries where he was the principal and she, the teacher, in a two-room school. They were married on September 2, 1944. They moved to Taber in 1962 and loved sharing their home with family and friends. Norma was a woman of deep faith, a long-term Catholic Women’s League member and an active, committed participant in St. Augustine’s parish. Everyone will remember her for her welcoming home where she lived until she was ninety-one years old, her wonderful conversations over a cup of tea and homemade goodies, her wisdom, her integrity in all things, her sense of humor, her delicious homecooking and baking, her love of family get-togethers and her enthusiasm for a game of cards. Norma had the true gift of motherhood. She loved her children unc
onditionally, taught them gently, gave unceasingly and forgave readily.
Norma was a teacher, a writer, an avid reader, a collector of wise sayings, a sharp conversationalist and a determined puzzle solver. She will be dearly loved and deeply missed forever by her family and friends.

“Say not in grief she is no more
but live in thankfulness that she was.”

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. A private burial service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Norma’s name may be made directly to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society of Calgary, Suite 178, 132 – 250 Shawville Boulevard SE, Calgary, Alberta T2Y 2Z7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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Olive Hay
1920 – 2015
It is with great sadness, that the family of Olive May Hay announce her passing in Taber on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
A service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Olive’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 (www.alzheimer.ca/ab).
A very special thanks to the staff at Linden View. Your care and compassion was greatly appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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