September 29th, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 4, 2015.

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BAILLIE

BRUCE JAMES BAILLIE, beloved husband of Karen Baillie of Raymond, AB., passed away peacefully, at the Raymond Health Centre, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Mary Biggers

Mrs. Mary Biggers of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Boyd Biggers, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Virginia “Gina” Cattoni

1924 – 2015

Virginia “Gina” Cattoni passed away peacefully in Lethbridge at Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family, on Friday October 30, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

Gina was born and raised in Manzano di Mori, Trento, Italy. She followed the love of her life, her late husband Joseph Cattoni, when she moved to Canada in 1950. The two were married on December 26, 1950. Gina and Joe were lifetime members of the Romulus and Remus Italian Canadian Club and were proud of their Italian roots. She worked for years at the University of Lethbridge and truly loved her time there. In 1986, Gina retired to take care of her grandchildren. Family meant everything to her and she was happiest when surrounded by the people she loved.

She also loved her home and especially her garden. She had a green thumb and would spend hours in her garden. Geraniums were her flower of choice and they lined the steps to her house with bright red and pink blossoms. Another passion of Gina’s was knitting. She was a master with knitting needles and was proud to show others her beautifully crafted sweaters and blankets. She was also a talented cook; a talent which frequently brought her family together. Gina’s love of life, warmth, genuine care for others, patience and sense of humour will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She lived a long life and we feel blessed to have shared, with her, so many wonderful memories.

Gina is survived by her children Renzo of Toronto, Doris (John) Kostiuk of Lethbridge and their children Elaina (Shane) and Lorenzo, Sergio (Renee) of Lethbridge and their children Colby-Jo (Tyler) and Matteo, and Mauro of Lethbridge, and his children Eric and Alexandra; brother Francesco (Carolina) Vettori of Italy; sister-in-law Lilia Cattoni, brother-in-law John Augustyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gina was predeceased by her parents Giorgio and Coronata Vettori; her husband Joseph Cattoni; her sister, Amalia Augustyn; and her brother Remo Vettori.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, with Father Lukas Drapal officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 724 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1.

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Gary Richard Clayton

1951 – 2015

Mr. Gary Richard Clayton of Warner, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Wanda Djordjevic

1924 – 2015

Mrs. Wanda Djordjevic of Brooks, beloved wife of the late Mr. Milenko “Mike” Djordjevic, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Friday, November 6, 2015 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416 – 12th Street South. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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 GANGUR

GEORGE ANDREW GANGUR, beloved husband of Mary Ellen Gangur, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the age of 85 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 7:00 P.M., with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Kenneth Eiichi Ito

1921 – 2015

Mr. Kenneth Ito of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sueko Ito, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Ronald Patrick Jackson

1938 – 2015

It is with immense sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Patrick Jackson on October 29, 2015 at the age of 77 years. His beloved wife Margaret predeceased him nine months earlier.

He will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his children Ross (Marika) of Edmonton, and Julie of Lethbridge; grandchildren Alisha, Ashlee, Baylee, Jordan, Liam, Nolan and Olivia; great grandchildren Dominic and Teigan; sister Kitty Bain of Scotland; brothers Danny (Thelma) Jackson of Bancroft, ON, and Jackie (Jeanie) Jackson of Richmond, BC; sister-in-law’s Joan (Denis) Joyce of New Zealand and Eileen Ross of New Zealand; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, son-in-law Al Friesen, his sister Peggy Jackson, brother-in-law John Ross of New Zealand, sister-in-law Eileen Joseph of New Zealand, brother-in-law John Joseph of New Zealand, and parents John and Katherine.

Ron was born 3rd son of Katherine and John in Beresford Lake, Manitoba on January 2, 1938. His younger years were spent living throughout Manitoba, and Northern Ontario. Ron had great adventures travelling the world. He met the love of his life Margaret travelling in New Zealand. They finally settled in 1971 in Coleman, AB, to raise their family. In 2001 they moved to Lethbridge, AB.

Ron was a miner, he worked in many mines throughout Canada, New Zealand and Australia. He was an expert at driving “the Terex Titan”, the world’s largest truck in its time, displayed now in Sparwood, BC.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, with Maureen Condon Horon officiating.

Donations can be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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KEER, Donald Ernest

October 3, 1925 – October 30, 2015

A gentle and loving husband, father and grandfather died peacefully in his bed, of a heart attack on October 30, 2015. Don was born to Francis and Martha Keer in Claresholm. He received his early schooling in Fort Macleod. He joined the Air Force and later went to work for the Alberta Department of Transportation from where he retired in 1984. He met his wife Elby in Fort Macleod and they travelled the province in a trailer surveying for highway construction, finally settling in Edmonton. After retirement they enjoyed travelling – none so much as the trips with grandchildren in their motorhome.

Don was predeceased by his parents and brother George. He leaves to survive him his wife Elby, daughter Linda, son Doug, grandchildren Jean Broderick, Danielle Iglesias (Albert) and Lindsay Oligny (Aaron) of Edmonton and Ben and Devin Keer of Thailand. He also leaves great-grandchildren Olivia and Zoe Iglesias and Charlize and Grayson Oligny.

It was Don’s wish that there not be a funeral. If so desired donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice or to: The Elby Keer Award at Grant McEwan University (10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, T5J 4S2).


Bonnie Kovacs

1944 – 2015

Mrs. Bonnie Kovacs of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Andy Kovacs, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Gordon Mair

1936 – 2015

Gordon William Mair passed unexpectedly but peacefully on October 25, 2015 at 3pm in Lethbridge Alberta. Gordon was born in Nelson BC to Thomas and Violet (Muirhead) Mair on November 21, 1936. While living in Lethbridge for all of his adult life, Gordon worked at Varsteel, drove Taxi and then became a Bus driver for the rest of his career.

Gordon then married Elizabeth Elsie (Holoboff) Mair (deceased) and gave birth to Robert and Thomas Mair. Gordon was a very very kind man, loved camping, fishing and became a very good folk artist with his wood carvings.

Gordon then married Clara (Hurley) Mair and they were together till his passing. Clara brings Lisa (her daughter), Amanda (granddaughter), Gerry (grandson) and now Skyler (great granddaughter) to the Mair family.

Gordon is survived by his sons Robert Mair & (Alejandra Mair wife & Kiyanna Mair his Granddaughter), Thomas Mair & (Cindy Fehr), his brother Don and sister Norma and his wife Clara (Hurley) Mair & Daughter Lisa Hurley & Amanda Hurley- Granddaughter & Skyler great-granddaughter,. Gordon is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, their families and long life friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

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Katharine Russell

1930 – 2015

Katharine Lois Russell UE, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Frank A. Russell, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on November 1, 2015 at the age of 85 years.

Born June 9, 1930, the second daughter of William and Beatrice Darker of St. Catherine’s, ON. She attended school in that city, before going to McMaster University (B.A.) and University of Toronto (B.S.W.). She worked as a group social worker at the YWCA in Toronto before marrying Frank Russell, the geologist fiancé she had met at McMaster. After living in Sudbury for two years, they moved with their new daughter to Alberta, where Frank was part of the family farm operation. Katharine continued her community involvement as well as managing a growing family. Her membership to the Cdn.Fedn. Of University Women, Lethbridge Naturalists, YWCA (board member), McKillop United Church, Women of Unifarm (director), and acting as a school environmental education volunteer, indicates the scope of her dedication to the interests and welfare of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

Besides her loving husband, Katharine is survived by her daughter Janet (Glenn Miles), her sons Jim (Liza) and Alex (Christine); grandchildren Madeline, Naomi, Jeffry, Thea, Miranda, Meaghan and Daniel; and her sister Elaine Correll of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her parents William and Beatrice Darker.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and attention in Katharine’s last days.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2015 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH 2329-15 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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YOUNG, DAISY MAY

Daisy May Young of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of the late Mel Young, passed away peacefully October 31, 5 days before her 96th birthday.

She is survived by her son Bruce (Pam) to whom she was devoted, two greatly loved granddaughters Cobi (Brad) Anderson and Cali Van Sluys, four light-of-her-life great- granddaughters Tayler and Gracyn Anderson and Breanne and Brynlee Van Sluys, her sister-in-law Rita Field, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Besides her husband of 66 years, Daisy was predeceased by her parents Daisy and Charles Field and her brothers Charlie, Bill and Leonard/Skip Field.

Daisy was born in Fort Macleod and lived there most of her life. For the past thirteen years, Daisy called the Fort Macleod Pioneer Lodge home.

The piano played a huge part in Daisy’s life. She learned to play at an early age and gained renown as a player of popular tunes winning talent shows, and playing at dances. She loved to share her talent and willingly entertained whenever and wherever she was asked. She entertained for years at seniors’ residences throughout south Alberta. There wasn’t a dance rhythm or a popular song that Daisy didn’t know or couldn’t play by ear after hearing a time or two.

She also taught piano lessons, led a kindergarten class and sold furniture at Thornton’s Furniture Store. In her spare time, she was a devoted hockey wife, a member of a coffee klatch, supporter of Bruce’s, and later Cobi and Cali’s, activities, a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and was generally socially active. She had a special fondness for the 18th street front step gang.

Daisy had a very generous spirit and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need – from stranded travelers to ailing friends and grateful family.

At Daisy’s request, there will be no funeral. A family graveside service will take place at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined but, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Willow Creek Foundation (Macleod Pioneer Lodge) Building Fund c/o PO Box 790, Fort Macleod AB, T0L 0Z0.

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