January 22nd, 2018

SATURDAY, January 6, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 6, 2018.

Elsbeth Hunter

1931 – 2018

Mrs. Elsbeth Hunter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John “Jack” Hunter, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 86 years. No formal funeral service will be held.

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Annie Toth

1929 -2018

Mrs. Annie Toth of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Toth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Annie was born in Hungary immigrating to Spiritwood, Saskatchewan in 1930 with her family. There she met, fell in love and married Joseph on June 25, 1949 and started her family. In December 1963 she and Joe, along with their two daughters, moved to Hardieville. Annie had many jobs – babysitting, hoeing beets, working in greenhouses, a waitress at Sue’s Cafe and her favorite job – working at Automatic Electric. Annie loved cooking and gardening but her real passion and love of life was spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She was a special Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt, Friend and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her especially her family. Annie is survived by her two daughters, Sadie-Jane (Russ) Rasmussen and Bobby (Jim) Zaremba; Grandchildren, Jolene (Scott) Waldie, Ken (Melissa) Rasmussen, Stephanie (Tyler) Murray and Ashley (Riley) Parker; and Great-Grandchildren, Trace, Presein, Aaron, Lincoln, Josie, Payton and Kash. She is also survived by her extended family, Billie-Jo, Jordyn, Kyla, Billi-Lee, Brody, Janx and Bella; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Annie is predeceased by her parents and siblings.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

Annie’s family would like to thank the staff and management of Good Samaritans of Raymond and Lethbridge Northside. A special Thank You to her friends in Cottage 7 who took such good care of her: Theresa Barber, Leanne Kogler, Jordyn Silva, Linda Santrau and Dante.

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Archie Leslie Young

1937 -2018

Mr. Archie Leslie Young of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Gladys Young, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Archie was born on June 9, 1937 in Gull Lake, SK. He went to school, lived and worked as an Auto Mechanic in Prince Albert, SK. Upon retirement, he and Gladys moved to Picture Butte, AB. He was an avid gardener, painter, handyman and baseball fan. He loved to watch his grandson, Richard, play soccer.

Besides his loving wife Gladys, Archie is survived by his daughter, Wendy (Shane) Brown and grandson, Richard Brown of Lethbridge.

Archie was predeceased by his mother, Anne Young; brother, Art Young; and sister, Dorothy Punter.

At Archie’s request there will be no formal service held. A private family graveside will be held at a later date in Saskatchewan.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Ave W., 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8.

A heartfelt thank you to the special caregivers, Sister Josephine and the staff at St. Therese Villa for their kindness and compassion shown to Archie and his family.

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BEARD

ROBERT STANLEY BEARD, beloved husband of Cheryl Beard, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 74 years.

At Robert’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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Ian Alexander Clement

December 1, 1985

– December 25, 2017

It is with much sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved son and brother Ian, who passed away December 25, 2017 at the age of 32 years.

Ian is survived by his mother Shirley, and his brothers James and Joe; his aunt and uncle Kathy and Garry Umshied; grandmother Gwen Regamble; and cousin Calvin Oosterhuis.

Ian was predeceased by his older brother Sean and his great-grandparents, Herb and Mary McIntosh.

Viewing and service was held at Serenity Funeral Home on Saturday, December 30 at 1:00 pm. Cremation will follow, and interment will be at the Carberry Plains Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Ian’s honor may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.serenity.ca


Dr. Sydney “Syd” Slen

1920 – 2017

Sydney Bernard Slen was born on August 25, 1920 in Mahnomen, Minnesota, USA and he passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age 97 years.

Syd was raised in Lloydminster and Edmonton, Alberta, and received his degree of Agriculture at University of Alberta, followed by a PhD at University of Wyoming.

In 1939, the love of his life, Evelyn, skated into his heart and they were married August, 1943 in Victoria, BC. Following three years of service in the army, he accepted a position at Lethbridge Research Station where he worked until his retirement in 1975. The following day he began his dream career as a “cowboy” at the McIntyre Ranch in position of General Manager. In 1987 he traded in his horse for a pair of skis but his heart never left the Ranch.

Syd was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking, fishing and golfing in Waterton for many years. As a 50 year old, he and Ev took up skiing and spent many years enjoying the sport with their family and friends. In 1993 Syd said goodbye to his darling Ev after spending a wonderful 50 years building a beautiful life and family.

Syd is survived by his sons Rick (Gail) of Calgary, Randy (Joanne) of Wrentham; daughters-in-law Christiane and Gail; grandchildren Sarah (Justin), Scott, Stephen (Brittany), Justin (Lauren), Jeffrey, Julie; great-granddaughter Sydney Ayla; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, their families and his special friends in Whitefish.

Besides his loving wife Evelyn, Syd was predeceased by his sons Craig and Garth, his sister Olive, and brother Norman.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, January 8, 2018 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Dr. Bruce Martin, officiating.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Syd’s name may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 5Y8 or to a charity of your choice.

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Larry Flexhaug
1947 – 2018
Donald Larry Flexhaug, beloved husband of Louise Flexhaug, passed away in Taber on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 70 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.


FLEXHAUG

JOSEPHINE FLEXHAUG, beloved wife of Vern Flexhaug, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 4, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

Memorial Service details to be announced at a later date.

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GYORFFY, Dennis

March 16, 1925

– December 31, 2017

Dennis Gyorffy, beloved husband of Mrs. Edna Gyorffy of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 92 years. He was the loving father of: Don (Peggy) Gyorffy of Calgary, Brenda Chisholm & Rob of Calgary, Alan (Leanne) Gyorffy of Calgary and Dion Gyorffy of Summerland, B.C and will also be lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dennis was predeceased by his daughter, Joanne Henry. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17th Avenue S.W. & Lower Springbank Road) on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.edenbrookcemetery.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE,

24223 Twp. Rd 242, Calgary, AB, T3Z 3K2.


HOBBS

EILEEN MAY HOBBS passed away peacefully in Edmonton on December 23, 2017. Her loss is deeply felt by brother Douglas Cole (Novia), son Chuck (Domynique Fortin), daughters Dorothy Humphrey (Gregory) and Betty McNaught (Alan); grandsons Matthew Moneypenny-Hobbs (Jaclyn), Timothy Hobbs (Sara), Ryan Humphrey (Ardythe Harder), Patrick Humphrey, and Cole McNaught (Shelley Petersen). She will also be missed by extended family and dear friends.

Eileen was predeceased by her parents George and Dorothy Cole, loving husband and soulmate Harcourt, brother Art and nephew Jim, and grandson William McNaught.

Eileen was born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan on May 21, 1926. She grew up on the family farm near Ruthilda where she developed her lifetime ideals—loyalty to family and community, curiosity and love of learning, the rewards of hard work and ‘making do’ through the depression, respect for nature, and the value of deep and lasting relationships.

A good scholar, Eileen graduated from the Saskatoon City Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. Her nursing career included hospitals in Saskatoon, Vernon, BC and Lethbridge. She proudly worked as part of a medical team, making long-term friendships and attending reunions with her classmates. She used her nursing skills throughout her life to help others.

Eileen and Harcourt were married in Saskatoon in August 1952. They lived in Vauxhall where they developed a close-knit community of friends and where their three children were born. They moved to Lethbridge in 1959 when Harcourt was transferred to the Research Station. Here they raised their family, lifelong friendships were formed and the door was always open to visitors. Eileen was an accomplished homemaker, cook and baker, excelling at growing roses, gardening and preserving. Later, three spouses and then six grandsons and their partners were welcomed into the family.

Eileen loved to be involved and actively participated in McKillop United Church, curling, square dancing, bridge and card clubs, the Legion Revelers, Lethbridge Seniors Centre, Alberta Senior Games, and Grandview Condo activities. Eileen and Harcourt travelled extensively. She was a proud founding member and teacher of the Lethbridge Hard of Hearing Society, and a tireless advocate for those with hearing impairment.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (chha.ca) are appreciated.

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


LEISTER

IRENE LEISTER, beloved wife of the late John Leister, passed away Wednesday January 3, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


NEUFELD

GEORGE GERHART NEUFELD, beloved husband of Apollonia “Loni” Neufeld, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Lil Thompson officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, George will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 2946 – 32 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PARKHILL

JANICE DOROTHY PARKHILL went to be with her Saviour on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 81 years.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805 – 9 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Allen officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PETER ALLAN HAIAV (1957 – 2017)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Peter Haiav on December 22, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB. He courageously battled illness for several years and with dignity and strength, he succumbed at the age of 60 years. Peter was born in Coleman, AB on July 26, 1957 to loving parents Pete and Ruth Haiav. Peter was a happy, friendly and outgoing person who loved to crack a joke and make people laugh. He was an avid hockey fan and assisted in the arena set-up for the Lethbridge Hurricane games and other events. Peter loved golfing, camping and made an amazing lasagne but more than anything, he treasured his family and friends. He will be loved and remembered fondly. Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his mother, Ruth Haiav of Richmond Hill, Ontario; his brothers, Jim (Caroline) Haiav of Blairmore and Kenneth Haiav of Germany; his nephews, Dylan, Jeremy (Jordan); his great niece, Elise; as well as the many good friends he made along the way. He was predeceased by his father, Pete Haiav, and grandparents. With respect for Peter’s final wishes, no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Chinook Regional Hospital (960-19 St. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5). Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403)562-8555


SCHWAB

ERIK BRADLEY SCHWAB, beloved son of Andrew and Nancy Schwab of Stirling, passed away suddenly on December 27, 2017 at the age of 25 years.

Besides his loving parents, he is survived by two children Aaron and Nyomi of Lethbridge and their mother Kimberley St. Germain, his brother Andrew Jr. of Magrath, and sister Terra-Leigh (Edward) Wilson of Edmonton; grandmother Marjory Weber of Virden, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Erik was predeceased by his brother Aaron and grandparents John Weber and Ernie and Irma Schwab.

Erik was born November 20, 1992 in Edmonton and at an early age, moved to Lethbridge. Following his education, Erik started working at various jobs, including Hamilton Carpet, B.C.T and at Howard Brown Construction. Erik was a kind-hearted person who will be sadly missed by his family.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

Cremation to follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In memory of Erik, donations may be made to STARS, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHORE

ROBERT FLETCHER SHORE, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 at the age of 88 years. He passes on a lifetime love of nature, history and humor to his children and many grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


STOTZ

JOHN ALBERT STOTZ, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TERRY FRITZ 1943-2017

Mr. Terry Fritz of Lethbridge, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at home with his family by his side, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 73. A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held on Saturday January 13, 2018 at the EAGLES HALL, 631 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta. Drop in from 1-4pm. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent condolences, flowers, food and provided company during this difficult time. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


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WILLIAMS

LACY FAWN WILLIAMS, 27, beloved daughter of Samuel Wolf Plume and Karen Williams and mother of Alexis, passed away in Stand Off, AB on Sunday, December 31st, 2017.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Sunday Jan. 7th, 2018 from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Monday Jan. 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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

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