December 14th, 2017

MONDAY, November 20, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 20, 2017.

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.

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LAVANWAY

LENORE ELIZABETH LAVANWAY, of Coutts, beloved wife of Dick LaVanway, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Hospital on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

Besides her loving husband of 46 years she is survived by her sons Clinton (Donna) and Richard (Jennifer). She is also survived by her brother Alan (Janice) Cameron and her dog Spook. `

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Coutts Cemetery at a later date.

A Celebration of Lenore’s Life will be held at the Coutts Civic Centre, date will be announced when finalized.

Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memory of Lenore may be made to the Coutts Fire department – 201 CENTER AVE, Coutts, AB T0K 0N0.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Miss Terri Anne Louise Gergely

1972 – 2017

Miss Terri Anne Gergely, of Coaldale, passed away suddenly at her parent’s farm on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 44 years.

Terri was born in Lethbridge on December 29, 1972 on her Father’s birthday, and she grew up as a middle child on the family farm.

Terri loved life in all forms and if there was a stray critter, chances are it would go home with her. Her home was a place of last resort for many critters small or large and she welcomed them with open arms. Terri was a member of the Beef and Equestrian 4-H, earning her Platinum award of Excellence. She trained, bred and competed in various equine events for 30 years. She loved to read, watch movies, and spend time with her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephew. Terri had dreams to travel to the UK, France, Australia and New Zealand. She also wanted to see a launch from the Cape Canaveral.

Besides her loving parents Ted and Joyce Gergely, Terri is survived by her sister Carri (Andy) Carroll and their children Allyson, Chelsea and Ethan Carroll; brother Kevin (Suzanne) Gergely; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Terri was predeceased by her grandparents John and Mary Gergely, and Roy and Kate Lacey.

“Terri…44 years was not long enough to enjoy your spirit and smile, you will be missed by many.”

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm and 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Terri’s Life will follow at 1:00pm at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Terri’s name may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5E9, or to the Last Chance Cat Ranch, P.O. Box 30025 Park Place, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4Z3.

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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.

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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.

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.

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ZIELINSKI

BARBARA ZIELINSKI, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Theodore Zielinski, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

At Barbara’s request no formal Funeral Service will take place. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Barbara, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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