October 1st, 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 23, 2015.

1945 – HARTY – 2015

Kenneth “Ken” Anton Harty of Medicine Hat, passed away on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Ken leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Diana Harty; his son, Dallas (Katrina) Harty; his daughter, Karlene Harty (Mike Moore); four grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Griffin and Kinzley; three brothers, Len Harty, Lloyd (Martha) Harty and Greg (Diane) Harty; two sisters, Ruby (Mel) Stenhouse and Pearl (Mike) Matz; one brother-in-law, Roy Flaig; and one sister-in-law, Isabel Fleck. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Barbara Harty; one sister, Alice Flaig; one sister-in-law, Marge Harty; one brother-in-law, Leo Fleck; and his father and mother-in-law, Mike (Rosina) Fleck. As per Ken’s wishes there will be no funeral service as he wanted to be remembered “AS HE WAS”. The family would like to thank his special close brother, Lloyd, who was by his side through thick and thin and visited him often. Thanks are also extended to Dr. Byron Hirsch, the LPN’s, Health Care Aide’s and staff at the Sunnyview, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Day Program, the Good Samaritan Society, Social Workers and the Medicine Hat Transit. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ken’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 547 – 4th Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 0K7. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Ken Harty. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599


 SCHEBEL, Mark Albert Alexander
December 7, 1964 – Fort MacLeod, Alberta
September 17, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Mark Schebel, taken from us too soon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the age of 50 years and has gone on to be with his beloved mother Dee Dee Dolly and little sister Kimmie.

Mark was born in Fort Macleod on December 7, 1964. The Schebel family relocated to Lethbridge where he received his schooling and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1981. During this time he loved to play hockey and football.
Mark started his career in Calgary at Tip Top and then moved to Edmonton before returning to Calgary where he has resided for the past ten years and had a successful career at Home Depot. Mark was known for his charisma that was always appreciated by his co-workers and customers.
Mark loved family and friends and spending time with nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins where he was always the life of the party.
Mark enjoyed spending time in Arizona, watching all sports, especially golf, football and hockey.
Mark will be missed for his unforgettable sense of humor, relaxed attitude towards life and most of all his desire to have fun. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and many friends.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving partner Lonnie Romanuik; father Matt Schebel of Lethbridge; sisters Jacqueline (Ian) Lowe of Lethbridge, Marcia (Dylan) Harris of Calgary, Brother in Law Rob Harkness of Taber, nieces and nephews, Ashley, Ryan, Evan, Talia, Mia and Nicholas and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was predeceased by his mother Diane Schebel (nee Goddard) and sister Kimberly Ann Harkness; maternal grandparents Al and Marni Goddard; paternal grandparents Alex and Mary Schabel.

Thanks to Chinook Home Depot staff for their support of Mark and his family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00p.m. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mark Schebel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.


Ryley Marino

1992 – 2015

A tiny hand reached down and a soft voice whispered…“Come – it’s time. I have such wonders to show you”. And so, on September 15, 2015, at the age of 23, Ryley James Marino took the hand of his sister and slipped from our world into heaven.

Ryley was born August 6, 1992 to James and Barbara Marino, the third of four children. He is survived by his parents, older sister Raina (Ryan) and their son Ryder; younger sister Myriah; and his grandmother Shirley Turner; along with a huge extended family. Ryley was predeceased by his sister Leisha, his grandfather Richard Turner; and grandparents Carlos and Dena Marino.

Born with a rare metabolic disorder, Ryley’s path in life would venture into the unknown; a path that would constantly pit his mind and spirit against his body. That being said, life is meant to be lived and he did it in spades.

Ryley was raised on a farm on the jail road and attended Sunnyside School and eventually R.I. Baker School in Coaldale. Ryley loved school. He loved the noise and chaos; but mostly it was the children who went out of their way to include him in everything. And he was so lucky to have his aide Paulla Deren-Reck with him for so much of it.

While Ryley was physically limited, he was still quite busy. For a while he could crawl and was always disappearing under a table or into a cupboard. He loved crocheted blankets and was forever tangled up in them. He liked to sit beside his sister “helping” her do homework, either grabbing her pen or pulling on her hair. If he thought for a moment that he wasn’t getting enough attention he would let out a screech that could shatter glass. He loved weird and loud noises – the beeps from his medical equipment, chainsaws, weedwackers, lawn mowers, motorcycles, and watching ceiling fans spin. He loved being outside and “hiked” the coulees with his host family every other weekend. And music – Ryley loved loud, booming music – his favorite being Katy Perry; the booming base and loud drums. It would make him laugh. Ryley had the best laugh.

He loved to travel. And he did. As far west as Vancouver (didn’t like the ocean – too cold), east to Quebec City (loved the cobblestone streets in his wheelchair), north to Silver Valley and south to Denver. Even to Hawaii where he loved the hot sand (ocean was still too cold). It wasn’t simple to travel with him but we did it anyways.

More than anything else Ryley loved people and there were so many that enriched his life along the way. How do you say thank you to those who added so much to his life – his host family, Dorothy and Michael Tipper who walked miles with him just to be outside; or all of the caregivers from SACLA who made it possible for us to keep him at home. Especially Kori – don’t think he is done messing with you yet Kori! And to Linda who spent hours reading to him. He loved listening to you and he missed you when you had to leave. To all of the people over the years, thank you. You know who you are and we are eternally grateful.

A final thank you has to be said – to the paramedics Dan and Carl, the Chinook Regional Hospital ER staff, to Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Bruwer for their expertise and guidance, to the respiratory staff for their skill and support and to the entire staff of 5C – Pediatrics that took such exceptional care of Ryley. In particular – Leona – I’m not sure you are aware, but Ryley chose you for this final stage. Not just because of your absolutely outstanding skills as a nurse, but also because of your innate kindness and compassion. With your unwavering support, as a family, we were able to take this final step together and be at peace with it. It means everything to us.

And to Ryley – we want to thank you for choosing us as your family for the time that you had. It is absolutely impossible to put into words all that you were – with your beautiful thick brown curls, ridiculously long eyelashes and spectacular smile – you are a reminder everyday of what is important. You were so loved and will be so missed.

An informal, casual “Come and Go” will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday, September 25, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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


PISKO

HELEN PISKO – 1921 – 2015, passed away at Extendicare, Fort Macleod, after a brief illness.

She was the last of 12 children born to Stefan and Anna Pisko all of whom have predeceased her: three sisters, Mary Kropinak, Anna Wilson, and Olga Pennington and eight brothers, John, Stephen, Michael, Joe, Andrew, George, Adam, and Alexander.

She is survived by nieces Pat Moskaluk, Brenda Pennington, Joan Shaw, and Roxanna Cruthfield, nephews Lyle Pennington, Tom Pisko and Richard Pisko, and sisters-in-law Isobel (Michael) Pisko and Rose (Steve) Pisko.

Helen attended St. Basil’s School and was a member of St. Peter and St. Paul’s Greek Catholic Church. She was employed for many years by the Rath family. One of her pastimes was going to bingo with her cousin Millie Onyfrychuk.

Thank you to Extendicare in Fort Macleod for the great care she received during her years there.

A Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00 am. Fr. Gary Sedgewick, St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


SCHEBEL, Mark Albert

Alexander

December 7, 1964 – Fort MacLeod, Alberta

September 17, 2015 -Calgary, Alberta

Mark Schebel, taken from us too soon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the age of 50 years and has gone on to be with his beloved mother Dee Dee Dolly and little sister Kimmie.

Mark was born in Fort Macleod on December 7, 1964. The Schebel family relocated to Lethbridge where he received his schooling and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1981. During this time he loved to play hockey and football.

Mark started his career in Calgary at Tip Top and then moved to Edmonton before returning to Calgary where he has resided for the past ten years and had a successful career at Home Depot. Mark was known for his charisma that was always appreciated by his co-workers and customers.

Mark loved family and friends and spending time with nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins where he was always the life of the party.

Mark enjoyed spending time in Arizona, watching all sports, especially golf, football and hockey.

Mark will be missed for his unforgettable sense of humor, relaxed attitude towards life and most of all his desire to have fun. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and many friends.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving partner Lonnie Romanuik; father Matt Schebel of Lethbridge; sisters Jacqueline (Ian) Lowe of Lethbridge, Marcia (Dylan) Harris of Calgary, Brother in Law Rob Harkness of Taber, nieces and nephews, Ashley, Ryan, Evan, Talia, Mia and Nicholas and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was predeceased by his mother Diane Schebel (nee Goddard) and sister Kimberly Ann Harkness; maternal grandparents Al and Marni Goddard; paternal grandparents Alex and Mary Schabel.

Thanks to Chinook Home Depot staff for their support of Mark and his family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00p.m. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Mark Schebel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E.. Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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