September 25th, 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 2, 2015.

BACZUK

On the morning of Sunday, August 30, 2015, MAGDALENE MARY BACZUK, of Milk River, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 92 years.

Magdalene is lovingly remembered by her son Bryan, daughter-in-law Laverne, grandson Aaron and his wife Wimple, and great-grandsons, Declan and Devlin.

She is also survived by Joe Baczuk (Leona), Barbara Culver (Jim), Louie Baczuk (Patti), Loretta Kalau (Art), Caroline Makarenko (Ed), and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by John Baczuk (Betty), Margret Garber (Frank), Steve Baczuk, Mary Gilchrist (Alistair), Irene Pedersen (Lloyd), and Chester Baczuk.

Magdalene was born in Kipling, Saskatchewan and moved at an early age to homestead with her parents, Steve and Magdalene Baczuk, west of Milk River. She and her 11 brothers and sisters worked hard during the “dirty thirties” to keep the farm going. She loved the farm life and never complained about the hard work she enjoyed doing.

She loved knitting, crocheting, embroidery, bingo, gardening, and serving fabulous meals on holidays with family and friends. When she moved to town she enjoyed coffee, playing cards, and visiting with her many girlfriends.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street, Milk River, Alberta on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milk River, Alberta on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano IV, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Magdalene’s name to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7 or 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


BROWN

LAWRENCE LAYNE BROWN, beloved husband of Patricia Ruth Brown, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Besides his wife, Lawrence is survived by his three children; Bryan, Leslee and Todd, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At Lawrence’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 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


E. VAUGHAN GARDNER, passed away quietly on Sunday, August 23, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert (Bob) Gardner, and her children, Marianne (and husband Mike) McKee, Ken (and wife Yvonne) Gardner, Dawn Gardner and Rob Gardner, as well as her grand children, Chris Williams, Heather Williams, Ken Gardner Jr., Tamara Gardner, Evan Gardner and Laurel Gardner.

Vaughan was an avid gardener, and was active in quilting and weaving clubs, as well as acting for many years as a cub leader in the scout movement.

Born in Lethbridge, she and her family moved to Vancouver in the late 30’s where she grew up. After meeting and marrying Bob, a young UBC student, they started a family and lived for two years in Winnipeg before settling in Lethbridge. They then retired to Salmon Arm.

Vaughan loved to camp, and was known for getting involved with children hands on.

We will have a celebration of life at the family home in the near future. Anyone who wishes to is welcome to donate to the Salmon Arm SPCA in Vaughan’s memory.

Email condolences may be sent through Vaughan’s obituary at http://www.bowersfuneralservice.com


Fumi Inaba
1919 – 2015
Fumi Inaba, beloved wife of the late Mas Inaba, passed away in Calgary on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 96 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 4, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ethel Irene Herbst

1923 – 2015

Mrs. Ethel Irene Herbst of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Legacy Lodge on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Ethel was born in Foremost, Alberta on September 10, 1923 to William and Martha Ovans. She was raised in the Warner area and attended Normal School in Calgary. Her teaching career took her to Larkspur, Legend, Etzikom, Nobleford, Cranford and Barnwell.

Ethel married Mathias “Matt” Herbst on July 3, 1947. They farmed together in Warner where they raised their four children. Ethel and Matt retired to Lethbridge in 1983. Ethel loved her family and friends and enjoyed sewing, handwork, and china painting. She never stopped creating.

Ethel is survived by daughters Leanne Kloppenborg and Navee Smith; sons Neil (Lavonne) and Arlyn; grandchildren Kim (Brandi) Dalton, Brendan (Deborah) Blair, Stefan Kloppenborg, Sean Herbst, Rebecca Blair (Jeremy Livingston), Andrew Herbst, Andreas Kloppenborg, Cesalee Herbst, Alyson Herbst, Austin Herbst, Madison Herbst and Kaden Herbst; great-grandchildren Hudson “Jett” Dalton and Sophia Blair; and brother-in-law John Wedgwood.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Matt Herbst; two sisters Marie Lagler and Dorothy Bach, son Veryl Herbst, and infant daughter, as well as daughter-in-law Gina (Woodbury) Herbst, son-in-law Garry Smith and grandson Joseph Herbst.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM, on Friday, September 4, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Father Lukas Drapal celebrant. A private family Inurnment was held at Warner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.

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


 Pat Kallio
1940 – 2015
Elsie Patricia Lorraine Kallio, passed away in Taber on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the Chapel at Linden View, 4700 – 64 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 between 6:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. A second service and burial will also be held in Regina. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Pat will be sadly missed by her children and grandchildren, Les (Lisa) Kallio of Lethbridge and their children Taryn, Tory, Sydney and Austin; Lorraine (John) Belanger of Taber as well as many friends and family both in Taber and Saskatchewan.
She was predeceased by her husband Heino Kallio and parents Lawrence and Elsie Handley.
Pat was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and as such was a devoted Roughrider fan her entire life. She studied nursing in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and was a nurses aid at Pioneer Village in Regina for many years. Pat and her husband Heino farmed in the Tantallon area, raising both grain crops and cattle.
Pat was known to be a devoted, loving, generous, determined and fierce force in the lives of those she loved. Rarely was she the quietest person in the room, without an opinion and was always looking for the humour in the best and worst of situations. “You gotta laugh” was one of the frequently used phrases in her vocabulary. She was always a source of unwavering support when needed and her courage in the face of all the illness she faced has served as a profound life lesson for all who loved her.
Our Family would like to take an opportunity to thank many people who cared for mom (and us as well) over the last years. We would like to start with Dr. Torrie, the staff at the Associate Medical Clinic and the Taber Hospital who have cared for her many times. We also are grateful to the staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic and the late Dr. Shane Mortimer for the exceptional skill and kindness they showed during her battle with cancer. Additionally, she was blessed to have had wonderful staff looking after her at Clearview Lodge, Extended Care and Linden View as well as Ed Cullen and Jackie Allic from Community Care. Many of you were far more than care givers beyond your job description, many of you really cared about her and made her feel loved at times when things were not very good. We are grateful to all of you for your efforts and thoughtfulness.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert) Grisnich

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thess. 4:13

Grieving in hope we announce the passing away of our dear husband, father, father-in-law and Opa Gijsbertus Jacobus (Gilbert) Grisnich of Fort Macleod on September 1, 2015 at the age of 83 after a brief, patiently born illness. Gilbert was born in Hoofdorp, the Netherlands on April 3, 1932. He immigrated to Iron Springs, Alberta with his parents and family in 1948. He met his wife Anneke (Joanne) Guliker there and they married on May 3, 1956. Gilbert and Joanne raised their famiy in Lethbridge and Chilliwack, retiring in Fort Macleod. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Joanne, his seven children; Marian (Martin) Neels, Ron (Jane), Nita (Russ) Traber, Edith, John (Audrey), Annette (Jerry) Beusekom, Geraldine (Bert), 34 grandchildren, and 52 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Jane, his parents Reijer and Gerarda Grisnich, his brother Wim, infant brother Gerrit, and more recently his brothers, Gerrit, John, Ray, and Cornelius and sister Alice Barendregt. Brothers-in-law Henk VanderVeen, Willem Vossebelt, Theo Leeuwenburgh and Case Barendregt. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Free Reformed Church (Monarch, Alberta) at 10:30am on Friday September 4th with Pastor Eric Moerdyk officiating.


KARCH

Mr. ROLF KARCH, 91, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Martha Karch, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 30th, 2015, at the Good Samaritans – West Highlands in Lethbridge, AB.

Rolf is the loving father of: Rolf (Fran); Elizabeth (Bill); Vic (Karen). Grandchildren & their children: Patti (John), Talya & Allie; Bob (Taunya), Ashley & Ryan; Charlotte (Pat), Andrew (Lisa) & Adrian (Teegan); Tammy (Troy), Tory & Mackenzie; Jennifer (Stan), Paige; Jayme (Chad); Matthew (Joni). Great-great-grandchildren Chase, Carson and Quinn. He was predeceased by: two brothers; Herman and Alfred.

Born, raised, and educated in Bönnigheim, Germany, he came to Kipp in 1954 and farmed with his wife and family. Moving to Lethbridge in 1974, he was a custodian for Canada Post and later the Lethbridge Court House. Upon retiring he loved to travel to his home town in Germany where he visited with family and friends. He was a remarkable man who was dedicated, loyal, and hard-working. We will miss him dearly… “Until we meet again”.

A special thank you to all the staff at Good Samaritans – West Highlands, we appreciate all the care that was given to “Opa”.

A funeral service will be held at the CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 – 12th Street South, Lethbridge on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Olivier Revelojaona officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Following the interment service, a time of fellowship & refreshments will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South.

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’HEUREUX

FRANCIS ‘FRENCHIE’ L’HEUREUX, beloved husband of Victoria of Warner passed away at the Milk River Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the age of 62 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at SAINT PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH, 201 – 2nd Avenue N.E., Milk River on Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 1:30 P.M., with Reverend Marion Martin 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


Henry Rennie

1921 – 2015

Mr. Henry Alexander Rennie, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gertrude Rennie, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 94 at the St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Henry’s Life will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00pm at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 3L7.

Interment will take place at a later date in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Gerald Sarka

1935 – 2015

Mr. Gerald Sarka, beloved husband of Mrs. Gail Sarka passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 80 years at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care, at 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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


Ernest Leonard Siemens

1928 – 2015

Ernest (Ernie) Leonard Siemens of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Eleanor Siemens, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

During his teaching career; Ernie taught school at Sunset School near Nanton, the Morley Indian Residential School, Nanton Consolidated, Wilson Junior High, and Agnes Davidson Elementary School in the Lethbridge District. In his retirement years, he worked for the Salvation Army.

It was Ernie’s delight to help his students learn and he was involved in many extra-curricular activities like chess, photo and science clubs. For hobbies, he avidly pursued photography and collecting butterflies. He is probably best remembered for his church work, broad smile and his Stetson hat.

Ernest is survived by his daughter LeeAnne (Gary) Dyck; sons Dwight (Rachel) Siemens, Allen (Janice) Siemens, and Lauren (Nancy) Siemens. At the time of his death, he had 8 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Walter and his sister Alma.

Besides being predeceased by Eleanor, his wife of almost 60 years, Ernie was predeceased by his parents George and Anna Siemens, and his brother Ben.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street Coaldale, Alberta, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

A Private Family interment has taken place prior in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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


TOMIYAMA

DOREEN (LEHMAN) TOMIYAMA, beloved wife of Murray Skelding, of Fort Macleod, passed away at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the age of 72 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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