March 24th, 2017

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 9, 2017.

ALEXANDER

MRS. MARY PATRICIA “PAT” ALEXANDER (nee Boyle), beloved wife of the late Bruce Reginald Alexander, passed away with loved ones at her side, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Pat is survived by her nine children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A private service was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

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

To send a condolence, please visit

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Alfreda “Freda” Jones

1920 – 2017

Alfreda “Freda” Jones, beloved wife of the late Jack Jones, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on March 6, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Freda was born June 14, 1920 in Nanaimo, BC the youngest of five children of Constantine and Maria (Cattoni) Moser. She moved with her family to the Coalhurst/Lethbridge area in 1929 where she resided until her passing. She was united in marriage to Jack Jones on October 9, 1946 in Lethbridge AB. Jack predeceased her in death August 24, 2016. They were married for almost 70 years.

Freda was a hard worker who took great pride in being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a passion for cooking especially from her Italian heritage. A woman of deep faith, she felt truly blessed for the unending love she received from her family and friends.

Freda was a long time member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, the Trefoil Guild, an original member of the evening branch of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Augustine’s, a 42 year member of The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a life time member of the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization.

Besides her loving husband Jack, Freda was predeceased by her parents Constantine and Maria (Cattoni) Moser; brothers Albert and Roy Moser; sisters Elvira (Rene) Ward and Yolanda Trentini. Freda is survived by her loving daughter Penny (Robert) Marshall; two grandsons Sean (Nancy) Marshall, Ryan (Tanis) Marshall; three great-granddaughters McKenna, Rowan and Jordyn Marshall; sisters-in-law Evelyn Jones, Ivy Chenger and Anita “Joan” Jones and several nieces, nephews and their families. Freda lived a long life and we feel blessed to have shared with her so many wonderful memories.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St., S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating. A private family graveside service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery – Field of Honor.

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BEREZAY

DEAN ALBERT BEREZAY, beloved husband of Enola, passed away in Cardston on March 8th, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at the Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 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, Cardston Alberta Stake Center (338 – 5th Ave. East) on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 11:00 am.

Interment to follow in the Taylorville Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


BROWN

RUTH BROWN, beloved mother of Robert, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Besides her son Robert, Ruth is survived by her father George (Adele), siblings; Wayne (Marney), Margaret (Norman), R. George (Deb), Susan (Barry) and twin sister Roxanne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was predeceased by her mother Helen.

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.


CAT FACE – GRIER

CARA GLORIA CAT FACE – GRIER, was born February 28, 2017. We are here today, celebrating Cara’s going home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Cara is survived by her loving parents: Christa Cat Face and Joey Grier; four sisters: Callie, Carleigh, Genevieve and Brooke Grier; grandparents: Gary and Gloria (N.P); great-grandparents: great-grandpa Sylvestar No Chief, great-grandma Alexandra Cat Face, and grandmother Rachel Smith; aunties: Gerilyn (Ryan) R.Y.M/N.P, Alicia (Jason) Smith, Chrissy (Tom) Smith, Bethany (Ben) Four Horns, Alex (Elijah) Four Horns, Brooklyn Yellow Wings, Melody (Raymond) Provost, Delilah (Vernon) Young Pine, and Lisa Provost; uncles: Dionne (Emmy) R.Y.M./N.P., Donovan S.W.A.G., Jagger English and Cory Ste; great-aunties: Judy (Randy) G.R., Jerrianne Hammond, Carlene Hammond, Debbie G.R., Anne Cat Face, Karen (Lloyd) McHugh, Sandra Cat Face, Aileen (Gary) Knife, Winnie Smith, Shawna Smith, and Erma (Andy) Smith; great-great-aunties: Louise English, Cathrine Crow Eagle, Evelyn (David) Stripped Wolf; great-uncles: Patty Smith, Robbie (Marilyn) Smith, Jeffery Standing Alone, Terry (Delia) N.P., Franky G.R., Lee Provost, Ira (Ruth) Provost, Robin Cat Face, Robert Gros Venture Boy, Alan Favol, and Randy Favol.

Cara was predeceased by her grandparents: Meldina R.Y.M., Calvin Cat Face, grandpa Joe Grier, and biological grandmother, Mildred R.Y.M./Favol; great-great-grandparents: James and Roseline N.P., Georgina R.Y.M./Francis C.E., Pat Cross Child, Elsie Smith, Dave and Louise Grier, and Albert Black Plume; uncles: Jarrod Brock N.P. and Jason One Owl; great-aunties: Vivian G.R., Audrey G.R., Brenda R.Y.M., Janice Powder, Vivian C.F., Josie Smith, and Jenny Grier; great-uncles: Elmo G.R., Francis (Speedy) R.Y.M., and Francis C.E.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 15 Ave, Brocket, AB, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 1:00 P.M, with Father Roy Jayamaha, celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass, Cara will be laid to rest in the Brocket Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

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ELLIS

ROY HAROLD ELLIS, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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MACKENZIE

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of DONALD MACKENZIE, who passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 26, 2017 at the age of 69 years.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH – 1011 – 4th Avenue South Lethbridge, AB on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend James Grunden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, there will be a donation box for the Lethbridge Food Bank at the church.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


STELLAR

TYSON ALEXANDER STELLAR, beloved son of Donna (Don Boone) Voth and Roy (Carolyn) Stellar, passed away suddenly in Kelowna, BC, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the age of 25 years. He was born in Calgary on March 25, 1991.

Besides his loving parents, Tyson is survived by his brother Mitchell Stellar; grandparents Edith Voth, Patricia (Kenneth) Bradley, and Roy (Sharon) Stellar; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great cousins, friends, and his faithful puppy Dora. Tyson was predeceased by his grandfather Edmund Voth, honourary uncle Dean Olafson, uncle Orlando Martens, aunt Beth Stellar, and first cousin once removed Cyrus Nel.

Tyson’s passion was cooking and entertaining. He graduated from SAIT as a Red Seal Chef in 2011. His culinary career was in Calgary. Life changes took Tyson to Kelowna. Tyson was known and loved for his big heart, caring attitude, and endearing smile.

The funeral will be held at McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca Street SE, Calgary; on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 2:00 pm. A reception will be held in the Hospitality Hall after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tyson’s name may be made to Recovery Acres (Calgary) Society/1835 House, 1835 – 27 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T2T1H2; Phone: 403-245-1196; E-Mail: info@recoveryacres.org; Website: http://www.recoveryacres.org.


TAYLOR

It is with immense grief and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of JASON ROBERT TAYLOR, more affectionately known to us all as “JT”.

He was the soul mate to Sage Bruder, and is lovingly remembered by his mother Laurie-Ann Taylor (Terry) of Pincher Creek and his sister Lisa Taylor (Pat) and nephew Phoenyx Taylor of Lethbridge, AB. He is also survived by his aunt Mona-Rae Black and cousins Jim (Tia) and family, Donna (Tyler) and family, and uncle Bob Black. Aunt Vicky-Lynn Coates and cousin Amy.

Jay was predeceased by his father Robert John Taylor of Pincher Creek, AB in 2009 and his best friend, his Dalmatian Whiskey, which he rescued years prior.

Jay was born December 6, 1982 in Pincher Creek, AB where he attended school and had numerous accomplishments from his successful welding company, T & H Welding. He also took pride in everything that he did.

Jay enjoyed spending time with his numerous friends and always had a contagious smile that lit up the room and always had a joke to go along with that. After he met Sage, he gained a passion for their cows and horses and little Marshall. He enjoyed everything outdoors from camping, hunting, fishing and his greatest pride was the ball team that he sponsored and played on (Off Constantly).

He loved being in with nature on his dirt bikes, going for drives and hunting. He would always say “safety first” and had his favourite hunting partners Collin Reners and little Jaxon with him.

Jay’s happiness was infectious and impacted all the people he knew and loved. He dedicated himself to the happiness of others and would never accept a favor in return. When anyone needed help Jay would humbly lend a hand.

A Celebration of Jay’s Life will be held at the PINCHER CREEK COMMUNITY HALL – 287 Canyon Dr, Pincher Creek, AB on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Jay, donations can be sent to Angels Within Us, Pincher Creek Foundation: angelswithinuspc@gmail.com

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


Wes Greer

1936 – 2017

With great sadness we announce the passing of Wes Greer on March 7, 2017.

Wes is survived by his wife of 54 years Catherine “Kay” Greer; daughters Kelly Switzer (Mark Hranac), Susan Greer, and Jean McCarthy (Ross McCarthy); grandchildren Scott Switzer (Sherry), Ryan Switzer (Chandler), Taryn Guzzi (Anthony), Gerry Campbell-Greer, Craig McCarthy (Taralyn), Campbell McCarthy (Mallory), Brad McCarthy (Halle); great-grandchildren Elisabeth, Tim, Bennett, Calvin and Sam; and his sisters Eileen Barber and Sharon Greer. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and relatives.

His 80 years of life were full. Wes was born in Weyburn, Sask and attended a one-room schoolhouse. He had many escapades with his brothers and sisters on the farm, and after highschool worked construction in Regina. One cold January day in 1956, Wes climbed down from the roof he was shingling and went straight to the local recruiting office. Thus began a nine-year adventure as a flight navigator for the RCAF that took him around the world.

In the 60s and 70s, Wes and Kay farmed near Carmangay. Both hard workers, they thoroughly enjoyed farm life as they raised their young family. In 1975, they relocated to Lethbridge where Wes spent the next 40 years as a successful homebuilder and businessman.

Wes was an avid golfer and long-time member of The Lethbridge Country Club. Sincere thanks to his good friends who ensured he kept getting out to golf as his illness progressed. He fondly remembered his travels to legendary courses like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach, but the Country Club was his second home. We will always feel close to him there.

He will also be missed at Penny Coffee House, where he’d met friends daily for decades.

Wes will be remembered as a straight-shooter who enjoyed hard work and loved his family. In his words, “If you like what you do and you’re happy with what you have, you’ve got the life that everyone wants.”

Though he was successful by every measure, it was family that mattered to him most. In his final days, visits from the little ones kept Grandpa Wes smiling.

He was predeceased by his parents Ted and Irma Greer; brothers Bud, Ken and Gerry; and his grandson Kevin.

The family extends thanks to the staff on 4B at CRH, whose kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. We are grateful for your hard work.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Deacon Isaac Driedger, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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


John Mezei
October 8, 1927 ~ March 6, 2017
It is with profound sadness that the family of John Mezei, beloved husband of the late Joan Mezei (nee Simon), announce his passing in Medicine Hat on Monday, March 6, 2017, at the age of 89 years.  John leaves to cherish his memory:  5 children, Debbie (Darwin) Evans, Leonard (Loreen) Mezei, Gregory (Heather) Mezei, Bruce (Jackie) Mezei and Carlene (Blake) Gutfriend;  11 grandchildren and 12 1/2 great-grandchildren.  John is also survived by one sister, Margaret (Jim) Gulyas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  He is also survived by a very special friend, Irene Mertin.  Along with Joan, he was predeceased by his parents, Andrew Sr. (Elizabeth) Mezei;  one brother, Andrew Jr. (Del) Mezei as well as Joan’s parents, Louis Sr. (Emilia) Simon.  John was born in Turlung, Romania on October 8, 1927.  He immigrated to Canada at the age of 11 in 1938.  John was raised in the Empress and Estuary areas.  This is also where he worked a short while with C.P. Rail.  In his early years, he apprenticed as an upholsterer in Medicine Hat and was a co-owner of Central Upholstery for approximately 6 years.  In 1959, he took up farming South of Bow Island and farmed there until he was 85 years old.  He continued to reside on the farm until the time of his passing.  When times were tough, he took on a variety of jobs including driving school bus and work with the Taber Sugar Factory to name a few.  John’s upholstery skills came in handy whether doing side jobs or teaching the trade.  He taught courses through the continuing education program at the Medicine Hat College.  John mastered the art of sign language which was a must as his business partner with the upholstery shop was deaf.  He won numerous awards growing malt barley for the Canadian Wheat Board, winning trips across Canada.  John belonged to the Lions Club, Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus.  He was a Director with UGG, an active member of St. Michael’s Parish and was also an active square dancer.  John enjoyed fishing, but more than anything he really just loved being a farmer!  Those wishing to pay their respects may do so starting one hour prior to Vigil Prayers which will be recited at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will also be offered at the Church starting one hour prior to the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. with Father Marino Infante celebrant.  Private interment will follow later in the day at Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  http://www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is


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