December 14th, 2017

SATURDAY, November 18, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 18, 2017.

AILSBY

Mr. Gerald Thomas Ailsby of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Joan Ailsby, passed away at home on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 71 years. Service arrangements will be announced when completed. Condolences can be forwarded to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


BAART

LISBET BAART, of Lethbridge, beloved companion of the late Reid Soice, passed away peacefully with family at her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

At Lisbet’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

Lisbet will be laid to rest at Archmount Cemetery with her beloved companion, Reid.

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BIRD

SHARON LOUISE BIRD, 51, passed away in Lethbridge on November 13th, 2017. Survived by her husband Lloyd Chief Calf; children Cody, Scotty, Travis, Lenny, Dakoda.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Sunday, Nov. 19th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, Nov. 20th at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Send condolences at:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Helen Coyle

1924 -2017

Mrs. Helen Coyle of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leslie “Les” Coyle, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Helen Rita Coyle nee Zmurchyk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Leslie Charles Coyle passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 15, 2017 at the age of 93. Helen was born on January 13, 1924 in Lethbridge. She was the youngest of their 5 children. She attended Galbraith school. In 1945 she met the love of her Life Leslie Coyle and they were married in 1946. They resided in the same wartime house since 1948. They forged lasting friendships with their neighbours, as she raised her son and tended her gardens. Besides her loving husband Leslie, She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Kathleen Zmurchyk, Brothers Johnny, Nicholas, and Sisters Annie and Doris; Brother-in-law Gordon Coyle. She is survived by her son Lorne (Donna Karl) Coyle. Grandchildren Stacey (Dave) Czibere, Sherri (Steve) Corazza, Jason Coyle, Pam (Gary) Thomas, Paula (Doug) Mereska, Karen (Gavin) Kumpula and Stuart Karl; Great Grandchildren Emily, Connor, Sydney, Madison, Travis, Tyler, Diane, Kelsea, Cameron, Chelsea, Brooklyn, Lexy, Elizabeth and Jackson; Brother-in-law Robert Coyle; Special Neice Laureen Tetzloff, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and their families. Helen is now tending God’s garden. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 -32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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FILIPAZ

GIOVANNI FILIPAZ, beloved husband of the late Lidia Filipaz, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society – Park Meadows Village, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Giovanni will be laid to rest with Lidia at Mountain View Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HAWES, MARIANNE

NOVEMBER 18, 1953 – NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Marianne was born in Lethbridge November 18, 1953 and passed away after staging a very courageous battle against C.O.P.D. for over ten years. Marianne will be lovingly remembered by her husband of thirty years Derrick Hawes; her three brothers Ken Taylor and wife Natalka, Duane Taylor and wife Joanne, and Rob Taylor and wife Gay; her sister Donna Taylor; her nephews Ryan, Tanner, Christopher, Chase, Luke and Andrew; and her nieces Jennifer Schramm Bobby-Lyn Anderson. She will be also missed by her brother-in-law Terry Hawes and wife Ann and numerous other grandnieces, family members and close friends. A Celebration of Marianne’s Life will be held at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club, (19 Gosling Way SE, Calgary) on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. with a short Memorial Service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

To express condolences,

please visit:

http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.


ODEGARD

ARNOLD CHESTER ODEGARD, of Picture Butte, AB, beloved husband of 54 years to Elaine Odegard, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

He is the loving father of Grant Odegard (Colleen Hankinson) of Lethbridge and Carolyn (Russ) Wlad of Red Deer. He will always be remembered by his granddaughters: Carley, Robyn and Regan Wlad. Arnold is also survived by his brother-in-law Alan Egland, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.

Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Clara Odegard and half-sister Margaret Mehlen.

Arnold was born and raised on the farm, North of Picture Butte. Farming and ranching was his life and he would have it no other way. Dad loved the country life, being outdoors and close to nature. He always looked forward to a visit from his granddaughters.

Dad would do anything for anyone. His honesty, integrity, kindness, work ethic and common sense earned him the respect from all who knew him. Arnold was an avid gun collector and expert marksman. Dad battled with cancer for the last 18 months of his life. A very special thank you to the Palliative Care team at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their kindness.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Family Inurnment Service will be held at the BOWVILLE CEMETERY on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with a Celebration of Arnold’s Life to follow at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Arnold’s memory to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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


OLSEN

MARIE OLSEN passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

She is the loving mother of Joe (Sally), Donna, Lanette (Willis), Carol (Todd). She is survived by her 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Also by her siblings Dee (Glenna), Lee (Kathleen), Bruce (Kathy) and Shirley (Ken).

She was predeceased by her parents Ervin and Golda.

Her life was enriched by her love of family and friends, church, music, and sports – and not necessarily in that order! Her life truly was spent in service. For those who know her, there will be a great void to fill. She would love to say Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen.

Friends may meet from 10:00 – 10:45 am on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – NORTHSIDE CHAPEL (2213 6A Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB). A Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 am at the church. Interment at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


Robert “Bob” Shearer Sr.

1929 – 2017

Mr. Robert “Bob” Shearer Sr. of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Doris Edna Shearer passed away at their residence on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Bob Sr. was born to Delmar and Alice Shearer on June 13, 1929 on the farm in Carmangay. He was the middle child of 5 kids. He attended school at Carmangay, Barons and Olds Agricultural College. Bob was the Area Manager in southern Alberta for Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed his work as it needed him to travel all over s outhern Alberta year round in charge of 14 rural offices for the corporation. Dad was a master mason for most of his adult life and his other interests included sports and more sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, and curling. He rode a horse to school every day as a child so he lost interest in horsemanship early on. He played on quite a few ball teams and was a fairly accomplished pitcher in his day: fastball and baseball. Besides his loving wife Doris, Bob is survived by his 2 daughters Patricia (John) of Edmonton and their 2 sons Eric (Megan) and Ian; Karen (Keith) of Gabriola Island, BC and their 2 sons Mike (Sonja) and Rick; 2 sons Robert Jr. (Wendy) of Vulcan, and their 4 children Ryan (Umma), Lindy (Steve), Cody (Jill), Katie (Kevin); Douglas (Geri) of Lethbridge and their 2 children Nathan and Allison; 7 great-grandchildren Jacob, Thomas, Nicholas, Felix, John Ryan, Dexter and Matthew; sister Carol of Lethbridge; brother David of Fawcett, Ab and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Bob was predeceased by his parents Delmar and Alice Shearer; and brothers Don and Lyle Shearer. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at LUIGI’S PIZZA AND STEAKHOUSE, 1119 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. For those who wish, memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to any Cancer charity of their choosing.

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


Terri Anne Louise Gergely

1972 – 2017

Terri Anne Louise Gergely was born on December 29, 1972 and passed away at her parent’s farm near Coaldale the morning of Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 44 years. Terri was survived by her parents, Ted and Joyce Gergely; sister, Carri (Andy) Carroll and their children Allyson, Chelsea and Ethan; brother Kevin (Suzanne) Gergely. She is also survived by numerous friends, aunts and uncles and cousins. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Freida Tietz

1940 – 2017

Mrs. Freida Tietz of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Edgar Tietz, passed away surrounded by her family at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 77 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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VANDERBEEK

JOHANNA VANDERBEEK, beloved wife of Anton Vanderbeek, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VORNBROCK

JOYCE EVELYN VORNBROCK, beloved wife of Norman Vornbrock, of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

She is the loving mother of Linda Murray of Red Deer, Wendy (Lorne) Stayko of Edmonton and Karen (Ross) McPhillips of Bow Island as well as 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Allyson Vornbrock.

Joyce was predeceased by her son Ron Vornbrock, parents Robert and Ada Leslie and seven of her siblings.

Joyce was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan on August 11, 1937, the youngest of nine children. The first nine years of her life were spent at that homestead with many animals and a few imaginary friends to keep her company.

Joyce and her family moved to Milk River in 1946. A few years later, in 1950, they moved to Vallican, British Columbia. These mountains are where many of her best childhood memories came from. The following year her family returned to Milk River.

Joyce graduated in 1957 from Erle Rivers High School. She met Norman in 1957; they started their 59 years of marriage on April 17, 1958. Their blessings started with four children, whom she loved dearly. Those children brought many other blessings of life to the family, and with each grandchild her love of being a grandma multiplied.

Joyce worked at many different places in Milk River, including Macleods, Prairie Rose Lodge, and the Thrift Store. Of course, she had a special love for her time at the library. Her love of books fills the shelves of her home, and filled her imagination throughout her life.

She was always there for her family; whether it was a concert, a game, or a special gift she found on sale, she was always thinking of others. Joyce welcomed new people into her life with open arms and a big hug. Those hugs will be dearly missed, along with her smile, and sharp wit.

A Memorial Service will be held at the MILK RIVER CIVIC CENTRE, 313 – 3 Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB, on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

In memory of Joyce, donations may be made to the Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 – 3 Avenue N.W., Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0 or to the Milk River Health Centre, 517 – Centre Avenue N.E., Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0.

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


WIPF

AMANDA J. WIPF, beloved daughter of Susanna and Joseph Wipf, passed away peacefully at her home on the Hutterville Colony, Magrath, on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at the age of 31 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at the colony on Sunday, November 19th at 11:00 A.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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