December 14th, 2017

WEDNESDAY, January 4, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 4, 2017.


SYED MUDASSIR ALI, beloved husband of Cheryl Ali, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at the age of 74. He was the loving father of Jared (Tracey) Ali of Calgary and Farah (Denny) Mellott also of Calgary. Syed was loved and will be missed by his beloved grandchildren, Benjamin Mellott, Bradley Mellott and Aria Ali. He is also survived by his sisters Mahjabeen, Parveen (Inam) and brother, Shahid (Nigat) all of Washington D.C. and his sisters-in-law, Starr (Garry), Sandra, and Gay (Rob) along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Yasin and Fatima, brother, Muzzamil, sister Hoorbano, brother-in-law Robert and in-laws, Susumu and Umeno Nakamura. Syed was born and raised in Pakistan, he lived a full and wonderful life, from his schooling in Birmingham, England to obtain his C.A. designation to relocating to Canada, where he had his accounting practice and raised his family in Milk River, Alberta. Relocating from Milk River to Lethbridge in 2004 upon retirement he and Cheryl had many great trips and created many lasting memories. Syed was respected and a friend to all who knew him. A graveside service was held with immediate family. In memory of Syed, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind at 15 Colonel Baker Place, Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Z3.


BLAINE CAMPBELL, beloved husband of Glenda (Welch) Campbell, passed away on December 31st, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Blaine is also survived by his children, Boyd Campbell, Bonnie Van Rentergem & Karey (Joel) Rieder.

Friends may meet the family from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Hill Spring L.D.S. Chapel or at the church 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints, Hill Spring, AB on Friday, January 6th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Hill Spring Cemetery.

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CHARLES FRANKLIN COAL passsed away at his residence on December 29, 2016 at the age of 52 years

A Candle Light Service will be held at his residence on Wednesday, January 4th at 5:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, January 8th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall on Monday, January 9th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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Irene Edwards
1949 – 2017
Irene Elizabeth Edwards, beloved wife of Harold Edwards, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the age of 67 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Angus Algate Erickson

1926 – 2016

Mr. Angus Algate Erickson passed away peacefully at the Milk River Long Term Care Center on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, just 3 days short of his 90th birthday.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Milk River Long Term Care Centre, 517 Centre Ave. NE, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at ST. PAULS UNITED CHURCH, 201 Second St. Northeast, Milk River, AB.

Interment to follow in the Milk River Cemetery.

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RODNEY LEROY GIBB, beloved husband of Sharon Gibb (Hough), passed away on Sunday January 1, 2017 at the age of 63. He leaves to mourn his eternal companion Sharon and their 4 children, Jayme (Lara) Gibb, Alisynn (Jason) Dickson, Missy (Ryan) Sharpe and K.D. (Brad) Wolsey along with their 12 beautiful grandchildren.

The funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Stake Centre, 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath, on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday evening, January 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Magrath Stake Centre, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

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John Berg

1921 – 2017

Mr. John Berg of Coaldale, beloved husband of 69 years to Mrs. Magdalena Berg, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the age of 95 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 6, 2017 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN, 2114 18th St, Coaldale, AB with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

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TONY KUNZ passed away with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Following that, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Macleod, offering friends and relatives some time to share memories.

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Paraskova “Pearl” Tunow

1924 -2016

Mrs. Paraskova Tunow of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael Tunow, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Paraskova was born in Komenenc Podolsk, Ukraine, and immigrated to Canada in 1949. She is survived by her two daughters Margaret (Alex) Michalenko and Ann (Gary) Becker; her son Walter Tunow; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one great grandniece, and one great-great grandniece; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families in Ukraine. Besides her loving husband, Michael, Paraskova was predeceased by her parents, her brother, and her sister in Ukraine. A private family service will be held.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of choice.

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MARION PASKUSKI was born in Oakshela, Saskatchewan, in a log house on July 10, 1917. She was a resilient and beautiful spirit who was given the gift of life for ninety-nine years before leaving this earth on December 29, 2016 at Lethbridge, AB. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William Paskuski of Lethbridge, mother and stepfather, Jean and Robert Durham, sister, Isobel, brother Robert and grandchild, Jason Dueck. Marion also leaves behind three daughters: Linda (Nick) Chomiak, Faye (Rioux) Cosby and Donna Donkin along with brother Jim and sister Norma. She will be greatly missed by her six grandchildren; Kim, Craig, Lori, Christine, Tyson and Stacy; ten great grandchildren: Tyler, Alana, Braden, Cari, Nicholas, James, Erica, Hailey, Elysa, Kierra and one great great grandchild; Blake. Marion left Oakshela, Saskatchewan as a young girl but always held fond memories of her birthplace, especially those of her sled dog, Buster, who was very dear to her heart. This affection for pets continued into her late eighties as Marion’s house was always home to, Dogs, Birds, and Mindy, her last cat that lived to the age of twenty-one. It was a Model T Ford that brought Marion west in the 1920’s with family at her side. After living in a few communities in British Columbia and Alberta, Marion eventually settled in Lethbridge, Alberta. It was here where Marion met William Paskuski, married in 1942 and raised three daughters. Although very reserved and private, Marion’s actions let you know how much she cared for her children, grandchildren and extended family. When visiting Marion, everyone always felt warm and welcome in the quiet comforts of her home. Marion lived a full and complete life. Ninety-nine years of great memories, experiences, change, challenges, love and adventure. What more could one ask for. A Service to celebrate and remember the life of Marion Paskuski will take place at the LETHBRIDGE SENIOR’S CENTER at 500 – 11th Street South, Thursday, January 5th from 2 PM to 4 PM. Major Sandie Habkirk and Captain Isobel Lippers officiating.

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JULIUS SEILLER, beloved husband of the Elizabeth Seiller, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, December 30th, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Julius is survived by his loving wife Betty of 60 years; sons George, James (Charlie), and John; grandchildren Austin, Andrew, Julia, Marc (Rebecca) and Christopher (Cheryl); great-grandchildren Matea, Zachary, Brie, Isabella, and his brother Andy (Dorothy) Seiller.

He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Mary Seiller, sister Elizabeth Masnyk and brother Steve Seiller.

Julius was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1930 with his parents when he was one years old and they lived in Diamond City for a short time, then settled on a farm near Kipp. Julius was the eldest of 4 children, he was educated in Coalhurst and worked on the farm until he moved to Lethbridge in 1945. That same year he began his career with Canadian Pacific Railway working until his retirement in 1986 as a Locomotive Engineer with 41 years of service.

Julius married Elizabeth Hanzel on July 18, 1956, they raised 3 sons and lived in Lethbridge. Julius was an avid outdoorsman especially hunting and fishing, after his retirement started gardening which he enjoyed until his passing.

Julius was a loving and dedicated husband and father with strong principles and a kind heart.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Private Family Service will be held at Cornerstone.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of TERRANCE SOLOMONSON. He was a beloved father, brother, son and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Born in Stettler, Alberta on December 3rd 1950 Terry lived most of his life in Lethbridge and passed peacefully after a battle with cancer while residing at St. Michael’s Care Center on January 1st 2017. A modest man, Terry spent his life being kind to everyone he met and giving what he could to those in need. He was the friend that cheered for the Flames with friends even though he was an avid Oilers fan (provided they weren’t playing each other). Even in the hardest months of his life Terry refused to give up and spent several of his days at home with his daughter Jennie and many of his family and friends; he will be fondly remembered by the huge grin on his face and the genuine kindness in his heart. Terrance was predeceased by his parents Walter and Victoria Solomonson, sister Christina, and brother-in-law Dennis. He leaves behind his loving daughters Jennie (Evan) and Candace, his siblings Wesley (Joanne), David, Dianna, Leona (Doug), and Trudy as well as many nieces and nephews. A Service will be held on Saturday January 7th 2017 at 1:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME. 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, for friends and family.

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JUDITH D. WIPF, of Deerfield Colony, Magrath, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at the age of 57 years.

She is survived by her two brothers, Tim (Judith) Wipf and Joe Wipf and two sisters Sarah Wipf and Annie Wipf. Judith is also survived by her three nieces and four nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at the DEERFIELD COLONY, on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. A Burial Service will follow.

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