September 28th, 2016

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 1, 2015.

Sharon Azcarate

1944 – 2015

Mrs. Sharon Azcarate of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Alfredo Azcarate, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

Sharon is survived by her son Al (Cathy) Kope; daughters Tracy Dykslag & Trina McDonald; eight grandchildren; two brothers; one sister.

She was predeceased by one brother and one sister.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Royal View Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at the CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2223 6A Ave N., Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Maxiene Bodgener

1931 – 2015

Mrs. Maxiene Bodgener passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

Maxiene was born on August 27th, 1931 in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She received her teaching degree at the University of Alberta, and returned to Fort Macleod where she met her husband Ray. After marrying in 1953 and moving to the farm, she took up teaching Home Economics until she retired. Upon her retirement she took up weaving, and spent the following years creating many beautiful pieces which have ended up in homes spanning the globe. In addition to weaving, Maxiene and Ray travelled the world together experiencing many of the world’s cultures together.

She is survived by her daughter Robyn and grandchildren Mike (May) and Nadine (Jeff); sister-in-law Eleanor Donahue; brother-in-law Raymond Chester; four great-grandchildren Lyndsey, Braden, Janessa and Kiana.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH, 321 21 St., Fort Macleod, AB with Dr. Sebastian David, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 200-1301 8th St., Calgary, AB, T2R 1B7.

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Rita Freeman

1952 – 2015

Rita Freeman of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the age of 63 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

A private family graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, followed by a Public Celebration of Life from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the EAGLES HALL, 631 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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JESSWEIN

INGA JESSWEIN of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on September 28, 2015 at the age of 64 years after courageously facing pancreatic cancer.

She is survived by her husband Russell Wilton and her two children, Andrew Wilton and Emily Wilton (Mike Opyr), all of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her brother Manfred Jesswein (Marlane White) of Sherwood Park and her sister Edith Jesswein (Peter Gerteis) of Forestburg. Other grieving family members include Chris Jesswein of Edmonton, Kari Jesswein of Edmonton, Wayne and Almeta Matthews of Lethbridge, Carol Wilton of Medicine Hat, Richard and Cheryl Wilton of Waterloo, Ontario, and Garth and Sue Graham of Lethbridge.

Inga felt our purpose in life is to help others. She touched many through her careers in personal and financial counseling, her political activities and her support of the Sunrise Lethbridge Rotary Club in its many service projects. The world is a poorer place without her.

Inga’s many friends are invited to join with her family in celebrating her life at McKillop United Church 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge on Saturday October 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM.


LABOLEVECH

PIUS ALOIS LABOLEVECH passed away peacefully on September 25, 2015 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by one sister, Marge Geffre; nine nephews and four nieces; and by a long time friend and companion Frances Beresnak. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Reiner and Barbara Feist.

Pius was born (son of Stephen and Veronica (Jahner) Labolevech) and raised in North Dakota, where he taught and coached basketball for 9 years in various schools. In 1968, Pius relocated to Coaldale to teach and coach boys’ basketball at Kate Andrews (KA) High School.

During his 17-year coaching career at KA, Pius was regarded as a basketball visionary who believed that the profile of high school basketball could be elevated to greater heights and was considered to be a man of great influence who displayed a strong passion and heart for seeing young people succeed. His tireless efforts contributed greatly to the quality of Southern Alberta high school basketball tournaments.

Between 1972 and 1976, Pius led the KA boys’ basketball team to 5 consecutive 3A zone championships, including a capstone provincial championship in 1973. Pius was also instrumental in the creation of the Southwest Conference (an amalgamation of 2A and 3A schools) and successfully pushed to move zone playoffs from school gymnasiums into larger venues including the Lethbridge Civic Centre, University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Sportsplex.

On May 2, 2015, just a few months prior to his passing, Pius was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame where his family and friends were able to formally recognize and celebrate his accomplishments. The day was an immeasurably proud and happy one for Pius.

To Pius’ family and friends, he was known for being a man of his word, integrity, kindness, generosity, sacrifice and un-waivered commitment. Pius was very social and enjoyed engaging others with humorous and intellectual conversations that were a mixture of laughter and the making of memories. His unique ability to remember important dates, people’s names and their individual stories made those who knew him feel appreciated, valued and loved.

Son, brother, long-time companion and ‘Uncle’ to his Lethbridge family who loved him dearly, friend and forever coach… Pius will be deeply missed by all who have survived him; and those whose lives he influenced and touched will be forever changed.

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the St. Michael’s Heath Centre Palliative Care Team for the exceptionally kind and compassionate care they provided to Uncle Pius during his brief stay there with them.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 P.M., with Deacon Frank Peta and Mr. Alanzo Paul officiating. Pius was a very colorful person! So, in his honour and memory, please wear a piece of color on the day of Pius’ celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, our family respectfully asks that you instead donate to a new memorial scholarship that is being set up for students in Pius’ name at Kate Andrews High School, 2112 – 21st Street, Coaldale, Alberta, T1M 1L9.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca


Jan Willem (John) Leffers

1933 – 2015

“I know that my Redeemer lives…” Job 19:25a

On Monday, September 28, 2015, the Lord took into His eternal glory John W. Leffers, beloved husband of Jane, and loving father of Howard and Irene (Nadia), Cornelius and Jennifer (Sophia, Darek, Kylie, Travis, Evan), and Sylvia and Mike Hofsink (Brendan, Rebecca, Emily, Jared), at the age of 81.

John was born in Vroomshoop, the Netherlands, on October 1, 1933. He came to Canada with his family in 1951, and farmed in Barnwell, Alberta, with his father and brothers. Later, he farmed in Coaldale with his brother-in-law. John married Jane on April 2, 1969, and farmed in Iron Springs where they raised their three children. In 1989, they bought a farm in Coaldale, where his sons joined him. He retired to Coaldale, Alberta in 2002.

John was predeceased by his parents, his sister Grace; and brothers George and Klaas.

John is survived by his siblings Jake and Annetta Leffers, Maggie and Henk Hofsink, Mary and Dirk Kok, Andy and Helen Leffers, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Hwy #3, Coaldale, Alberta, with Pastor Tyler Vandergaag, officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ARPA Canada, PO Box 1377, Stn B., Ottawa, ON. K1P 5R4.

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


Antoni Nowik

1932 – 2015

Mr. Antoni Nowik passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary, of 55 years.

Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, October 2, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, officiating.

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PRINCE

LONNY D. PRINCE passed away suddenly on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at his home in Shaughnessy. Lonny was born January 8th, 1954 in Cardston, Alberta to Marion and Arla (Peterson) Prince. He is survived by two sons, Kyle and Devon, two sisters, Treva Hall and Cavell (Craig); nine sisters-in-law: Peggy Prince, Valerie Prince, Rhonda, Deana, Dawn, Peggy & Helen Wright; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Lonny got his education in Calgary as a draftsman and a machinist, then moved to Kelowna, B.C., when he also got started creating fancy stripping for vehicles and enjoyed playing racquetball. He then moved back to Calgary and then to Shaughnessy. He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth “Betty”, mother and father-in-law Ronald and June Wright, brothers Wayne, Gordon and Rickey Lynn, brother-in-law Roy Hall and nephew Marion “Lucky” Starzyk.

A Graveside Service will be held at the BEAZER CEMETERY, Beazer, Alberta on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca


Gwendolyn “Gwen” Tietz

1961 – 2015

Mrs. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Tietz, beloved wife of Mr. Robert “Rob” Tietz passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the age of 54 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


TOMLINSON

EDWARD ROY TOMLINSON passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre in Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca


VIELLE

CALVIN JOSEPH VIELLE passed away in the Cardston Hospital on September 28, 2015 at the age of 47 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Monday, Oct. 5th from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Saipoyi Gym on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 11:00 a.m.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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