September 22nd, 2017

FRIDAY, June 16, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 16, 2017.

Lee DeBoer

1968 – 2017

Mr. Lee DeBoer of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Julie Landry-DeBoer, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the age of 48 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 16, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S.

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Eugene Richard Spino

1942 -2017

Mr. Eugene Richard Spino passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Eugene is survived by his son Richard (Michelle) and grand-daughter Isabella of Cobourg, Ont.; brothers Larry (Rita) of Kitchener, Ont., John of Lethbridge; sisters Jennetta of Lethbridge, Susan (Paul) of Chatham, Ont., Diana (Gerry) of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides his loving parents John and Evelyn Spino, Eugene was predeceased by his sister Phyllis. Eugene will be missed by all who knew him. At Eugene’s request, cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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FJORDBOTTEN, Edwin ‘LeRoy’

With sadness, we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend E. LEROY FJORDBOTTEN of Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the age of 78 years. LeRoy was born November 4, 1938 to Artun and Evelyn (Enbysk) Fjordbotten of Granum, Alberta. He was the eldest of four children. He completed grade one at Starline Country School before being bused to Granum Elementary. He completed his high school at Camrose Lutheran College. Later he attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle which gave him a strong foundation for his faith.

LeRoy farmed northeast of Granum and loved the farm life. The seeding, watching the crops grow and ripen and the busy harvests were a fulfilling way to spend his time on earth. LeRoy loved to fly and could be seen many mornings, checking out the crops as he flew his plane around the rural area he knew so well. He was a member of the Flying Farmers of Alberta. In his spare time, he also enjoyed skiing and golfing.

In 1979, he was inspired to run as a Conservative under Peter Lougheed and served his constituents and Alberta for 14 years. He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1979–1982); Minister of Agriculture (1983-1986); Minister of Tourism (1986-1987); and Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife (1987–1992);). During his time as MLA, he also served on Priorities, Finance and Coordination Cabinet, Agriculture and Rural Cabinet, and Economic Planning Committees. He was also a member of the Treasury Board. His desire was to help his constituents while making Alberta a better place to live for all residents.

LeRoy was honored when the Peigan Tribe named him “Running Crow”.

In 1992, he established Silverwood Consultants and continued to consulate in the private sector to businesses looking to expand into international markets. He also continued to farm until 2015.

LeRoy travelled to many countries and met many individuals. He desired to be a friend to everyone. He was a true “people person” and loved to coffee with his friends and could always be counted on for stories or questions that were “put out there” to see what response he could get. He strongly felt that the biggest contributor to his success was only received by the Grace and Love of God. He felt God’s blessing during his years in politics and again was thankful for the prayers during this last year as he battled his health concerns.

LeRoy is remembered by his family; two daughters, Tracy (Dean) Hubbard, Granum, AB and Karine (Shawn) Wilhauk; his wife, Deanne (nee Perchinsky), of Claresholm, AB; four grandchildren, Miranda, Justin and Andrew Hubbard and Madison Wilhauk; brothers, Larry (Karen), Wetaskiwin, and Gail (Linda), Granum; sister, Janet (Glenn) Jeske, Claresholm; sister-in-law, Margy (Warren) Berg; and brother-in-law, Bud (Pearl) Perchinsky, Penticton, BC along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of LeRoy’s Life will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, 50th Avenue & 8 Street West, Claresholm, AB on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm. A luncheon and a time of reminiscing will follow the service with everyone invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Granum Lutheran Church, PO Box 101, Granum, AB, T0L 1A0 of which LeRoy was a member, the Alberta Cancer Foundation for Research, #300, 1620 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4L7, or The Salvation Army Canada, 2 Overlea Blvd, Toronto, ON, M4H 1P4. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca

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Gordon “Gord” Gast

August 9, 1951 – June 14, 2017

Mr. Gordon Gast of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Lynn Gast and father to Quinten Gast and Cory Gast passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre from complications of multiple myeloma at the age of 65 years. Besides his wife and sons, Gordon is survived by his grandchildren Brittany, Storm, Braedon and Armoni Quincy Rose. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB. A Private family interment will be held in the Raymond Temple Hill Cemetery at a later date. Special thanks to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for all the care they gave Gord.

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KRUEGER

VENITA ESTHER KRUEGER (nee Toone) passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 55 years. Venita was born September 11, 1961 at Claresholm, Alberta to Avard and Elizabeth Toone, the youngest of nine children. She is survived by her husband Terry and her three children Nephi Wright, Christopher and Sarah Venita enjoyed cooking, watching old movies, animals, and listening to music and this was all made more special when her children did it with her. She loved connecting with family and friends through Facebook. Her tender caring heart touched many lives. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday June 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, COPPERWOOD CHAPEL 9 Keystone Terrace West, Lethbridge. Friends are welcome to meet with family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.

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Lauretta Kalau

1938 – 2017

Mrs. Lauretta Kalau of Milk River, beloved wife of Mr. Art Kalau, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm – 2:00pm, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Celebration of Lauretta’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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McINTYRE, John

– Mr. John Campbell McIntyre in Cornwall with his family by his side on Wednesday June 14, 2017 at the age of 63 years. Beloved husband of Marlene (née Clark) McIntyre. Loving father of The Reverend Erin McIntyre. Cherished grandfather of Dominic. Dear brother of Peter (Lorraine). Predeceased by his parents Earl and Beulah (née Campbell) McIntyre. John will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held in Knox St. Paul’s United Church, Saturday June 17, 2017 at 10:00AM. The Reverend Donald Wachenschwanz officiating. Rite of Committal to be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall. In lieu of flowers if so desired, contributions to ALS Canada or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of:

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Rosa Peters

1931 – 2017

Mrs. Rosa Peters of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gerhard (George) Peters passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on her 86th birthday, June 11, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street, South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Mark Noonan officiating.

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SKRUKWA

MARY SKRUKWA, beloved wife of the late Joseph Skrukwa, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Mary, memorial Tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 100-119 14 Street NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5.

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TRICSLI

Oct 25, 1944 – June 1, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LYDIA TRICSLI, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, godmother and friend to all. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at St Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on the evening of Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

She leaves to mourn her husband of 53 years, Louis; her sons, Brian (Karen), Bruce (Becky) and Brent (Alecia) as well as her two favorite and special grandsons, Russell and Justin. She also is lovingly remembered by her siblings, Ann (Roy) Kormos, Johnny (Rose), Melvin (Joan) and Martin (Pat) Nemecek, Betty Nicol, as well as her brother-in-law, Frank Tricsli and numerous special nieces and nephews.

Lydia was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Elizabeth Nemecek and brother-in-law Russell Nicol.

Mom was born Oct. 25, 1944 in Lethbridge and spent her youth at the Nemecek family farm in Diamond city. She married her husband Louis on

June 22, 1963, lived, and raised her family at the Tricsli farm, north of Magrath.

It is impossible to sum up mom’s life in these few paragraphs so we will not even try. It is enough to say that she had a great love for life, a great love for people and all those who were fortunate enough to meet her, left her knowing what true friendship was.

We ask that all friends and family join with us to celebrate mom’s life at a Graveside Service on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Magrath Cemetery with Pastor Jeremy Richert presiding. Lunch and fellowship will follow at the Magrath Senior’s center.

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VAN CAMP

DON VAN CAMP, beloved husband of Kathy Leavitt, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the age of 66 years.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

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Doris Williams
1934 – 2017
Doris Ruth Williams (nee Linstead), beloved wife of the late Vern Williams, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


 


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