September 28th, 2016

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 17, 2015.

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Konstantine Acehaida

1927 – 2015

Mr. Konstantine Acehaida of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Anna Acehaida, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


CANNON

The family of Marj Cannon [Corraini] is sad to announce the passing of our mom on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 98. Her death left a big hole in the hearts of her 5 children: Lila [Cecil] Briggs of Moncton, NB; Kenneth [Lorna] Corraini of Victoria, BC; Colleen [Keith] Ferrel of Calgary; Fern Corraini of LaPaz, Mexico; and Norma [Bill Watson] Corraini of Calgary. She is also lovingly remembered by 9 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.

Mom was a prairie girl at heart. She was born in Carstairs and spent most of her years in the Bow Island area. In her long life she was well respected as a teacher, having started her career in a one room school during the Depression. She was an active, enthusiastic leader in her church and community.

Mom considered herself blessed with two long, happy marriages. The first was to our dad, Tullio Corraini, and 7 years after his death, the second to Bill Cannon.

Friends were an important part of her life and she had many. Every Tuesday for 37 years she met with her “Coffee Group” friends in Lethbridge. She had an inquisitive nature, an optimistic outlook and a genuine love of life. And one thing we know for sure – Mom loved her family and we loved her back. We were lucky to have had her for so many years. We will miss her terribly.

A Memorial Service will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM AND FUNERAL SERVICES, 3219 – 4th Street N.W., within the valley of Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Rose Coombes
1937 – 2015
Rose Coombes, beloved wife of the late Larry Coombes, passed away in
Taber on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland
Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church,
5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. A
private burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may
be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].
Rose is survived by her son Tim Coombes of Calgary and his daughter
Jennifer Coombes & Alex Watt (her children Brandon, Angelle, Chase and
step-children Kyla, Emily and Logan), Troy Coombes; son Tom Coombes of
Taber; daughter Susan Coombes (Richard Bacho) of Taber; brother Hurley
(Margaret) Price of Taber; brother-in-law Gordon Coombes of Calgary as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Larry Coombes; parents Charlie and
Marcella Price; sister Devota “Buddy” Godfrey; brother-in-law Joe
Godfrey and most of Larry’s family.
Rose’s family was the pride of her life. She was always up for a
family outing or reunion. She loved knitting, fishing and camping, with
gardening being her favorite pastime. Rose was interested in native
cultures and would help anyone who was in need. Rose always looked
forward to meeting with the Tea Party Ladies once a month, a tradition
that spanned forty years.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made
directly to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 or to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,
#430​, 1324 – 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5S8.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:
(403) 223-8778.


DUNN

LEONARD ELDON DUNN, “DIGGER”, beloved husband of Vicky Dunn, of Picture Butte, AB, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GRAYSON

PHYLLIS GRAYSON, beloved wife of the late Kenneth W Grayson, passed away in Raymond on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

She is the loving mother of Ken (Marline) Grayson of Coaldale; Richard (Carmen) Grayson of Beaumont; Tonya Grayson of Raymond; and Mark Grayson of Lethbridge.

Phyllis is also survived by 11 grandchildren; her brother Darrell Piepgrass of Spanish Fork, Utah; and her brother in laws Matt Manchur of Fort Assiniboine, Alberta; and Keith Nelson, of Saint George, Utah.

She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth W Grayson (1967); parents Henry and Theora (Pack) Piepgrass; sisters Gail (Piepgrass) Nelson, and Maxine (Piepgrass) Manchur; brother Evan Piepgrass; and sister in laws Maureen Piepgrass and Sandra Piepgrass.

Born on September 23, 1929, at the Lethbridge Galt Hospital to Henry and Theora Piepgrass. Phyllis was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had numerous callings in Primary and the Relief Society. Her first mission was to the North Western States, and the second was to the Washington D.C. Temple. Her hobbies included her children, genealogy, reading books, quilting, movies and music. She was friendly to all she met, and won the “Mother of the Year” award 55 years in a row.

We would like to thank the Prairie Ridge Good Sams for the excellent care our mom received during her stay at your facility in Raymond.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200W, Raymond.

Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.


KRYSA

MIKE KRYSA, beloved husband of Mary Krysa, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by love at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the age of 59 years.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapel, Celebrant.

Cremation to follow.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NEILSON

October 21, 1918 – November 14, 2015

SYLVEN ORR NEILSON was born in Orton, Alberta to Susanna and John Neilson. He is predeceased by his wife Elnora (1987), two brothers and two sisters. Raised in Lethbridge, he attended Galbraith and Westminster Schools and the LCI where he played basketball for the LCI Rams. After graduating, Syl worked for the T. Eaton Company and Tip Top Tailors before joining the R.C.A.F. in 1942. Unable to fly, he became an Air Traffic Controller and was stationed in Whitehorse, NWT for 3 years. He and Elnora were married in Whitehorse in 1944. After the war Syl was employed in the Western Headquarters office of Trans Canada Airlines in Lethbridge. Later, he and Elnora moved to Rossland, BC where he entered the dry cleaning business.

Returning to Lethbridge he opened Neilson’s Dry Cleaners on 9th Avenue South and later Parks-Neilson Dry Cleaners in downtown Lethbridge. Through the years he has been a member of the Elks, Kiwanis, Green Acres, Gyro, Army, Navy and Air Force and 702 Wing.

He is loved and will be missed by: daughter Sandra Thirlwell, sons Wayne (Carol) and Larry (Mary Jane) and grandchildren Jennifer, Jeffrey, Megan, Jaime and Marra as well as 6 great-grandchildren. He was known by several names: Syl, Sly, and GG. He was instrumental in encouraging and supporting his children’s activities at the YMCA and could be found at the baseball diamond or hockey rink in Lethbridge and throughout Central and Southern Alberta. He loved camping and picnics at St. Mary’s reservoir, fishing, hunting, his horses, and was an avid gardener and golfer. He loved to tease and had a keen sense of humour up to his death.

The family sincerely thanks the staff at Raymond Hospital for their care and compassion shown to Dad and family.

A family service will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Jerry Pokarney

1937 – 2015

Mr. Jerry Pokarney of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue S. Lethbridge, with Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


RAJCIC

JOSIP RAJCIC, beloved husband of Antonia Rajcic of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the age of 77 years.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:00 A.M with Father Roque Pereira officiating.

Cremation to follow.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Schmidt, Ruben

August 6, 1930 –

November 15, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ruben Schmidt on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the age of 85, at Calgary, Alberta. Ruben will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine, his children Arlen (Joyce), Merlin, Melden (Stacey), Colleen (Jeff), and Charleen; and his grandchildren Jacob, Adrienne, Adam, Daniel, Nicola, Branden, and Nicholas. Ruben also leaves behind his brothers Norman (Rose) and Herman (Helen), as well as other extended family members, brother and sister in laws, numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Ruben was predeceased by his parents, August and Nadina, his sister Ruth, his brother Hilbert, and grandson Nathan. Ruben was a kind, selfless man who always had time for friends and family. He farmed outside of Lethbridge, Alberta for many years before he and Lorraine decided to retire in Calgary, Alberta. Although retired from farming, Ruben still kept himself busy; he was very involved with his church and church community, volunteering anywhere he could. A memorial service will be held at Centre Street Church Main Campus, 3900 2nd Street N.E. Calgary, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Centre Street Church, a place close to Ruben’s heart.

Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at http://www.piersons.ca.


Selk, Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee (nee Taylor)

July 16, 1947 –

November 11, 2015

Jackie Selk passed away in Black Diamond, AB on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the age of 68 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 47 years Robert Selk; children, Danaka (Ron) Dougherty, Ryan Selk, Virgil Selk and Taylor (Dani) Selk; grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Zayne, Preston, Olivia and Julia; father John Taylor; sisters, Marilyn (Brian) Tetzloff, Donna (Don) Douglas, Gloria (Bob) Shessel; and many more family and friends. She was predeceased by her daughter Shalayne and mother Jessie Taylor. Jackie was born and raised in Calgary. She met and married the love of her life Robert Selk and they eventually settled in Black Diamond, AB where they have lived ever since. Jackie always kept herself busy, mostly in the service of her family and friends. They were her life, especially her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A Funeral Service will be held for Jackie at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Crystalridge Chapel (384 Banister Drive, Okotoks) on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Stirling Memorial Cemetery (Stirling, AB). Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at http://www.piersons.ca. Arrangements are in care of PIERSON’S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone 403-235-3602.


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