September 28th, 2016

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 12, 2015.

BLAIR

MARY LILLIAN BLAIR, beloved wife of the late Robert Blair, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at the age of 84 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


Betty Doenz

1927 – 2015

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Betty Jean Doenz, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend at the age of 87. Betty passed on August 7, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at the WARNER EVANGELICAL CHURCH FELLOWSHIP, with Pastor Jason Carrol officiating. An interment will be held at 1:00pm prior to the service at the Warner Cemetery, for family and close friends.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


GRAY

June 29, 1937 – August 5, 2015

Our beloved LAWRENCE “LARRY” ARTHUR GRAY of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on August 5, 2015 after a lengthy struggle with cancer and COPD at the age of 78 years.

Larry is survived by his three children Roxanne (Jeff) Janecke of Lethbridge, Lorne (Deb) Gray of Calgary, and Laura (Warren) Pickett of Lethbridge. He also leaves his grandchildren: Lindsey (Robert) Bedford, Stacey and Brittany Janecke, & Eric and Ian Gray & his great grandchildren Graydon and Brynlee Janecke & Charlotte Bedford. Larry is survived by his sister Margaret Archibald, and also by a large extended family on both sides.

He was predeceased by his wife Doreen, granddaughter Sarah as well as seven brothers and four sisters.

Larry was born and raised on a farm in the Granum area, he was the youngest of 13 children. When he was 17 he joined the Navy where he learned his trade as a steam engineer. He married Doreen in 1957 and they lived in Victoria until 1959. They moved back to Lethbridge where he worked for the Lethbridge Correctional Center as a guard, Canbra Foods and The University of Lethbridge as a steam engineer.

Larry and Doreen moved to an acreage by Raymond where he continued to live until last year and then returned to Lethbridge to be closer to his children due to failing health.

Larry loved to hunt, read and load his own ammunition. He and Doreen would drive around the country for hours with their dog Lacey. Larry continued to do this even after Doreen’s passing.

Larry lived and loved life to the fullest and in his earlier days rode bulls and horses in local rodeos along with his son Lorne, parachuted with his daughter Roxanne, and went shooting with Laura.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Augustine’s Renovation Fund, 411 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2N9.

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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


William Herman Kelly

1938 – 2015

Mr. William Herman Kelly of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Inez Kelly, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 76 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Lucas Drapal celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Loggieville, NB, at a later date.

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JOAN MARY MCNAUGHTON, beloved wife of the late Robert McNaughton of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

Joan is survived by her three children, Eleanor (Wayne) Snyder, Patricia McNaughton, Heather (Ken) Nagy, ten grandchildren, Sarah (Josh) Krikke, Katie (Aaron) Wong, Robbie (Mavis) Snyder, Rachel (Jon) Tomalty, Zachary Snyder, Amanda Bodson, Charity (Danny) Diaconescu, Cuyler (Sarah) Dickie, Steve (Marnie) Nagy, Chris (Misty) Nagy and 21 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Warren (Shirley) Wright, Blaine (Annette) Wright, five sisters, Jean (Ernie) Cleary, Barbara Teague, Sharon (Kaye) Beddes, Linda (John) Cournoyer, Brenda (Stan) Doherty, one sister-in-law, Ruth Wright, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides her husband Robert Malcolm McNaughton, Joan was predeceased by her daughter Cathy Bilyk and two brothers, Vernard and Murray Wright.

Joan and her identical twin Jean were the eldest of ten children born to Albert and Bessie Wright of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Joan was a keen student but her and Jean’s education was cut short in grade 10 as they had to help support the family when their father became ill with tuberculosis. While working in the Navel offices in Halifax she met Bob McNaughton. They were married Sept 26th, 1956 and were blessed with four daughters. Through numerous moves across the country, Joan made many dear friends, leaving a positive impact on everyone. Nothing was more important to her than her Christian faith and her family. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank Dr. A. J. Gomes, Dr. E.P. Janzen and the nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their excellent care.

In memory of Joan, donations may be made to either Streets Alive, 323-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1Z9 or Bibles for Missions, 1004-1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0B1

A Funeral Service will be held at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Highway 4 just east of 43 street intersection, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 1:00 P.M with Pastor Scott Currie 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


MURPHY, Sandi Marie

(nee Vandebeek)

February 2, 1969 – Lethbridge, Alberta

August 5, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Sandi Murphy, beloved wife of Rick Murphy of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 46 years.

“Wait on the LORD:

be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:

wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14

Besides her loving husband of twenty-four years, Sandi is survived by three children, Joshua Murphy, Jessica Draper (Dustin), and Ashlie Murphy; and her grandson Bentley Draper. She is also survived by her mother Gerdy Vandebeek; her siblings, Dave Vandebeek (Stephanie) and Rhonda Vandebeek; extended family and friends. Sandi was predeceased by her father Jules Vandebeek.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Sandi Murphy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


PETERSON

MARY THERESA (nee TARNAVA) PETERSON, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 at the age of 92.

There was great rejoicing in heaven when she finally rejoined her husband, after being separated by death for 37 years, her parents, her six brothers and sisters and many family members and friends.

Mary was born on August 28, 1922 in Lethbridge and was the youngest of seven. Mary attended the Catholic schools and she always lived on the north side, which she took great pride in.

Her Polish heritage, family and Catholic faith were her strongest foundation. She spoke fluent Polish and cooked Polish food exquisitely. She loved baking, cooking, spending time with family, music, dancing and her greatest joy, her garden. Her garden resembled that of something you would expect to see in heaven; perfection, especially the beautiful roses she grew. She loved her family with her whole being and gave everything she had to them. She was very proud of all their accomplishments. Mary was a very kind, loving soul.

She married the love of her life, George Peterson, on November 22, 1943 and they had 34 wonderful years together. Together they had two children, Joanne Wiberg and Wayne (Lois) Peterson, grandchildren Bob Wiberg, Cindy Stotz, Rob (Theresa) Wiberg, Michele Thompson, Christina (Peter) Szabo, Michael (Robyn) Peterson, Marilyn Peterson and Ken (Carmen) Peterson, 18 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mary had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, Jesus and the Pope. She always had a rosary close by. She was a life-long member of the CWL, the Polish Society and The Eagles. She had many sayings like “Go On” and “Eat”. Mary and George operated City Taxi and Novelties together and they had pinball machines and a store. She took care of her parents as they aged. She was always a hard worker and worked many jobs in her lifetime. George and Mary loved travelling and had a special spot in B.C. at Gold Creek that they spent many happy times together fishing and relaxing. Mary will be remembered for her smile, laugh, shoulder to cry on, ability to listen, hospitality and sacrifice for others. Mary and George leave behind a legacy that included family, faith and two children with enormous musical accomplishments. Mary and George were never forgotten by the many friends made through places such as the City Police and the New York Hutterite Colony.

Mary was predeceased by her husband George, parents Valentine and Sophia, siblings: Alexander, Matthew, Michael, Joseph, Margaret, and Sophie, her In-laws Christian and Alice Peterson and numerous other family members and friends.

Until we meet again Muzzy, Moja Droga Jacie Kocham.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta Officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal, Celebrant.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Mount Calvary Section.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7

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


Anne Serbu

1929 – 2015

Mrs. Anne Serbu of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Samuel Serbu, passed away in Calgary on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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