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Friday July 10, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 10, 2015.

Douglas Earl Anderson
1961 – 2015
It is with heavy hearts we announce that our beloved Douglas Earl Anderson passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 3, 2015 at Chinook Regional hospital after a very brief illness. Doug was born on August 6, 1961 in Lethbridge. On November 12, 1991, Doug became a founding Core Member of L’Arche Lethbridge where he lived at Chinook House until his passing. Doug was well known in Lethbridge as a natural public speaker and was a great ambassador for L’Arche, which afforded him many opportunities to speak publically about things from his heart. He was also a member of the River of Life Church and the Knights of Columbus # 10547. Doug was very patriotic and loved to sing O’Canada. If you look closely while he sang it, you would for sure see a tear in his eye. Doug always enjoyed a good hockey game. He was a big fan of the Lethbridge Hurricanes and he enjoyed to watch Don Cherry. Doug loved God and church and his favorite place was anywhere the “big” bus was going. He enjoyed swimming, carpet bowling, going for walks, prayer, music, and playing the guitar.
Many people from all over the world (from as far away as Kenya and Morocco) were blessed by his easygoing personality and his happy disposition. He will be sadly missed by Bill Alles (who was an ever caring presence in his life) his L’Arche family, as well as his many friends at Quest and throughout the city.
Doug is survived by his sisters Terry Anderson & Shiela Anderson; brother Ronald Anderson; nephew Steven (Rebecca) Hochstein; and his great-niece Zoey.
He was predeceased by his mother Jennie Anderson.
A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held at 10:00am, Friday, July 10, 2015, at the RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH, on 2820 18th Ave. N Lethbridge.
A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 9:00am to 10:00am. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


 HARTY
FRANK N. HARTY, beloved husband of Joyce Harty, of Foremost, Alberta, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 802 – 1 Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Fred Monk, Celebrant.
A private family Interment will be held at the Foremost 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

HEATON
With great sadness we announce the passing of ROBERT “BOB” HEATON, beloved husband of Marilynn (nee Scherer). Bob passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the age of 76 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Mr. Gary Hudak officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Nathan Siray celebrating.
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

 L. R. “Bud” Dowdle
Our Hero, Our Father
The world has one less of the Greatest Generation. Lloyd Rulon, “Bud” Dowdle, son of Merriet Dewey “Duke” and Alice Dowdle, was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on November 28th, 1922. Dad met his sweetheart, his “Sparrow”, Zoe Jeanette Spencer, 78 years ago while growing up in Cardston. He asked her to the scout dance when she was 13 years old and they’ve been sweethearts ever since.
He was allowed to finish high school early in order to join the Royal Canadian Air Force earning the rank of flying officer. He flew Spitfires during WWII in Europe and North Africa where he safely returned from 60 combat missions.
Upon his return, Dad married Zoe in the Cardston temple. He graduated from photography school in Vancouver, BC and opened his studio in Cardston. His first two girls were born in Canada before moving to Salt Lake City in 1950 where he made his home our castle and had two more girls and finally a son. The five of us are; Vickie (Brent Parrish), Leslie (Lee Teerlink), Jackie (Lynn Marsing), Gerrie (Dave Martin), and Spencer (Sheli). Dad dedicated his life to ensure our existence was the best it could be. There was nothing he couldn’t fix and no end to his abilities. He could box, (So. Alberta Champion), play hockey, sky dive, scuba dive, ski, hunt, and out-fish everyone using his signature ‘Rocky Mtn Red Coat’ lure. He took great pride in coaching Spencer’s hockey teams, including the Highland High School hockey team where they were State Champions. Dad quietly helped anyone in need and changed many lives, but never made a fuss or sought recognition for his actions.
Bud left us on July 8, 2015 and is survived by his sweetheart, children, eleven grandchildren, and twenty-five great grands.
Out of our deep respect for this man, our dad, our hero, a man who always did things his own way, we have done what he requested and honored him privately, surrounded by his immediate family.
Thanks Dad, for everything, with all our love and respect.


OSTERO
An internment/memorial service for
Donald (1925-1997) and Barbara (1923-2015) Ostero shall be held at Barons Community Hall at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Internment shall be at the Carmangay Cemetery at approx 3.15pm. Donald and Barbara are survived by children Carmen Ostero, Velate Dingman, and Emma (John) Bergen, and 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by their parents and siblings, and son-in-law, Terry Dingman.


 Philip Skriver
1947 – 2015
Mr. Philip “Phil” Wayne Garth Skriver of Stirling, beloved husband of Mrs. Bonnie Skriver, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the age of 67 years.
Besides his loving wife of 50 years, Bonnie, Phil is survived by his daughters “The Golden Child” Terri Lynn (George) Kalesnikoff, “The Prodigal Daughter” Lori Faye Skriver, and “The Spoiled Baby” Amanda Dawn (Justin) Anderson; grandchildren Kelly Don Miller, Randi Lynn Miller, Kadi Alyssa Miller and Ethan Charles Sinclair Anderson; brother Robert Douglas Skriver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, he will be remembered for his passion for music and motorcycles. Phil was an avid musician in the music scene of Southern Alberta. Since the late 1970’s he continued to entertain local fans, including the Happy Trails Gang, right up until his death. He derived great pleasure from riding his bike and took every opportunity to go out and ride when the weather permitted.
We picture him in heaven playing his music, mowing the lawn, having coffee with his family, and helping anyone who needs it with his own special style of “Mr. Fixit”.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 413 – 3 Street, Stirling. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence

 MELANIE JOY BIG SORREL HORSE, daughter of Corrine Big Sorrel Horse, passed away in Vancouver on July 1st, 2015 at the age of 34 years.
A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, July 10th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, July 11th at 11:00 a.m.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


 VANDENBERG
May 19, 1954– July 8, 2015
HENRY VANDENBERG passed away at St Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge, on Wednesday July 8, 2015, at the age of 61 years.
Henry was born in Lethbridge to Martin and Gladys Vandenberg. He attended school in Coalhurst and was involved with the Boy Scouts and the Park Lake 4H Club.
Martin, Gladys and Henry moved to the Leslieville area in 1968. Henry attended the David Thompson School and graduated in 1972. His chosen career was the Auto Body Business.
The family kept their acreage until 2013, at which time Henry moved into Rocky Mountain House.
He is survived by his sister, Donna (Don) Bartz, his nephews Scott (Karen) Bartz and Greg Bartz; and his great niece and nephew, Ashley and Nick Bartz.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Martin (1998) and Gladys (2013).
A Family and Friends Memorial will be held at a later date.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca


Wendy Joan Cross
Wendy passed away in Redcliff, AB, June 28, 2015.
Born in Middleton, Nova Scotia, May 26, 1962 to William James and Elsie Purcell. She is the mother of Melanie, Amanda, Bud, and 3+ grandchildren.
She is survived by her dear friend Rick Rhodes, her cat Munchkins, and numerous brothers and sisters, including Sonya Martland, Kate Ross (foster sister), and step- daughter Billy Joe Cross, and was step-grandmother to Billy Joe’s 5 children.
Wendy lived the last few years in Lethbridge, but loved to visit family and friends in the Medicine Hat area. She received a 10-year award of recognition from The Ability Centre, which included many hours of volunteer services.
Wendy had a caring and generous heart. For the last 11.5 years, Wendy lived with Tom and Peggy McNabb, and had acknowledged their children and grandchildren as her extended family.
Appreciation and recognition goes to Edenbridge staff for their caring support of Wendy for the last 14 years.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 10 at 11:00 am, at 327 10 St. S. Lethbridge, AB.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca
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Ron Cudrak
1967 – 2015
It is with sadness that the family of Ronald Joseph Cudrak announce his passing in Taber on Monday, July 6, 2015 at the age of 47 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Ron is survived by his daughter Violette Cudrak of Swift Current; his very special friend and partner Judy Pearson of Hays; mother Ann Cudrak of Taber; brother Michael (Lorie) Cudrak of Taber and their children Kaylyn, Kendi and Kevin; brother Frank Cudrak Jr. of Hilda; sister Jo-Ann (Ken) Bevan of Coutts and their children Megan and Cheyenne; sister Terry (Eric) Gruenke of Okotoks and their children Breanne, Marissa and Jordan. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his father Frank Cudrak Sr.; grandparents Frances and Floyd Badura and John Sr. and Christine Cudrak; Godmother Elizabeth Braat as well as several aunts and uncles.
Ron was born in Lethbridge on August 22, 1967 to Frank Sr. and Ann Cudrak. He and his family resided in Sunnyside until 1974, when they moved to Hays to farm there. Ron graduated from Vauxhall High School, and after a brief stint in the oil field, returned home to Hays to farm. He has resided there until the time of his passing. Ron will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His smile, quick wit and sense of humour will live on in all the people he touched.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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