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Friday July 17, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 17, 2015.

BERENT
MR. DON VERNON BERENT, loving husband of the late Lucille Berent, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at the age of 80 years.
Don was born to Pat and Lenora Berent on December 25, 1934 at the family home in Claresholm. He was brother to Faye (Bob) Whitlock, Rita (Ross) Lyon, Gerry (Kathie) Berent, Deanna (Don) Niemetz, and Darrell Berent. Don is survived by his three children; Jim (Sheri) Berent, their children Meaghan (Elliot) Tweedy, Mackenzie Berent and great grandchild Crosby Tweedy; Darla (Tim) Superkoski, their daughter Kahlaya (Graison) Clarke; Roger (Becky) Berent. There were many extended family, “adopted” children, and grandchildren he loved as his own.
Don married the love of his life, Lucille, on June 8, 1957. They spent 55 wonderful years together. Don and Lucy’s home was open to all and a haven of love, laughter and warmth to many.
Don was known as a spiritual man. His relationship with his Heavenly Father was very important to him. He had great faith in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection on a paradise earth, where pain, sorrow and death will be done away with. His fondest wish was to be reunited with his beloved Lucy.
“Always work together as a family”; “Leave it in Jehovah’s hands”; and “Do I need to draw you a map”, were some of his favourite sayings. He loved laughing and sharing jokes and maintained a sense of humour even in very distressing times. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He took special joy in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grampa’s arms were always open and full of love. We look forward to seeing you again soon Dad. You were our hero.
We, as his family, wish to express our sincere gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Mikes Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit. Your care was exceptional!
Thanks to all his regular visitors, he was truly grateful and encouraged by your loving concern.
A Memorial Service for Don will be held at THE KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES – 5 Rocky Mountain Blvd W, Lethbridge on Friday July 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM with Mr. Chris Alexandropoulos 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


 CHARTRAND
PATRICIA “PAT” CHARTRAND, beloved wife of the late John Chartrand of Coutts Alberta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Funeral arrangements will 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

 Michele (Mike) Credico
1931 – 2015
Mr. Michele (Mike) Credico of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Credico, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the age of 84 years.
Mike is survived by his wife Barbara of 55 years; son Donald (Shelly); daughter Michelle (David); and grandson Daniel.
Before retiring, he operated “Mike’s Barbershop” in Lethbridge for over 40 years. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening, watching sports, and spending time with family.
A private family service will be held.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, may make a donation to the charity of their choice.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 EVES
ROSS THOMAS EVES, beloved husband of Florence “Bunny” Eves of Milk River, Alberta, passed away at the Milk River Health Center, on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the age of 73 years.
Funeral arrangements will 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

 FINLEY
MELBA LEILA (LAMB) FINLEY, beloved wife of the late J. Ray Finley, beloved mother of Carol Diane Mathes, and Brian Ray Finley, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 99 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COPPERWOOD CHAPEL, 9 Keystone Terrace West, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
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

Dennis “Denny” Gerard
1985 – 2015
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”
– Proverbs, 3:5
Dennis “Denny” Stephen Thomas Gerard of Lethbridge, beloved son of Marlene Gerard, step son of Brian Moulton, and brother of Valerie de Rijk (Jonathan de Rijk), passed away surrounded by his loved ones on July 10, 2015, at the age of 29 years.
Dennis was born December 31, 1985 in Lethbridge. He grew up around the Lethbridge/Coaldale area. He became a journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic at a very young age (just before his 21st birthday). His career extended into his personal life. Machines and cars were his passion. He lived for the Friday Night Cruise and the 100 Footer during Street Machine Weekend. Dennis was always looking for his next project to fix up.
Dennis relaxed by drinking extra-large double doubles from Tim’s, driving around for hours listening to music. He loved the great outdoors; hunting, travelling and spending time with his family and friends. His smile was infectious, his charm undeniable, his spirit spontaneous, his sense of humour unforgettable.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, July 17, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Dan Kees and Roy Thiessen, officiating. A continued Celebration of his Life will also be held at a later date. Please join our Facebook group “In Loving Memory of Dennis Gerard” for more details.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


 GOODFELLOW
On Monday, July 13th, 2015, 11 days short of her 91st birthday, SHIRLEY MAY GOODFELLOW passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded with the love of her three daughters, Sharon, JoAnn, Kelly and granddaughter Stephanie.
Shirley was born in Holmquist, South Dakota on July 24th, 1924 to Chris and Hazel Jespersen. In 1934, the family moved to Taber, homesteading in the Wadena District. On March 4th, 1943, Shirley married the love of her life, James (Jim) Goodfellow. Together they raised five sons and three daughters, farming south of Taber for 29 years as well as ranching in the Pincher Creek area. In 1974, Jim and Shirley moved to Pincher Creek along with their two youngest children, where Jim and his son Chris formed Goodfellow Trenching Ltd. In 1985, Jim and Shirley semi-retired and moved to their beloved “Christie Lodge” in the foothills, southwest of Pincher Creek. Even after Jim’s death in 1991, Shirley remained at their home in the hills. During the last five years, Shirley spent her winters with her daughter JoAnn and family in Diamond City, returning each summer to Christie Lodge. Shirley would sit for hours in her kitchen, cross-stitching and looking out her window over the pasture towards Christie Ridge, enjoying the return of her hummingbirds each year.
She will forever be remembered for her quick wit, humour and her love for gardening, sewing, quilting, knitting and cross stitching. These skills were continually being passed onto her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by eight children – Ron (Marilyn), Max (Ianthe), Chris (Edie), Sharon (Les) Brinkworth, Brian (Jessie), JoAnn (LeWayne) Brandon, Kelly Calhoun (Todd Granberg), and Pat (Pippa), along with 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, her brother John Jespersen and sister Louise Noble.
She was predeceased by her infant son Walter James Jr. (Jimmy), husband Jim, grandson Michael, brother David and sisters Dorothy, Lois and Phyllis.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at KNOX UNITED CHURCH, 4929 – 50th Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. Interment to follow at the Taber Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family would deeply appreciate that donations in memory of Shirley be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or Canadian Lung Foundation. Suite 208, 17420 Stony Plain Road N.W., Edmonton, AB, T5S 1K6
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

 ROBERT WM. PICKERING July 7, 1943 – July 9, 2015
ROBERT passed away peacefully in Raymond at the age of 72. Bob is survived by his loving wife Carolyn; their four children: Marnie (Tony) Bland, Tricia (Donald) Johnston, Travis Pickering, Ragean (Henry) Jones; 10 grandchildren; his sister Pamela (Richard) Malone; sisters-in-law Kathie Pickering, Brenda Restall, Ellen (Dale) Krueger, as well as brother-in-law Bruce (Wendy) Restall. Bob was predeceased by his mother Daisy Pickering, father William Pickering, brothers Lawrence and Ronald Pickering and his brother-in-law Brian Restall. Bob was born in Lethbridge and spent his childhood in the Picture Butte – Turin area. He married Carolyn (Restall) on June 14, 1969 in Picture Butte. He loved spending time with family and friends as well as hunting, fishing, camping and playing cards. Bob was a kind and caring man who was always willing to help others. He will be remembered for his crazy sense of humor, teasing kids and telling tall tales. Bob will always be loved and greatly missed. A private family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PICTURE BUTTE CHAPEL, 404 Willow Avenue, Picture Butte. Friends may meet the family at the church prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Raymond Auxiliary, Box 599, Raymond, AB T0K 2S0.
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

 George Stein
1928 – 2015
Mr. George Stein of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Hilde Stein, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at St. Michaels Health Centre, 1400 9 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB (entrance off of 9th Ave. S.)
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 WRIGHT
FRANCIS G.J. WRIGHT, beloved husband of Elaine Wright of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements will 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

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