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Wednesday June 10, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 10, 2015.

Theodore “Ted” Bingham
1933 – 2015
Mr. Theodore “Ted” James Bingham of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Audrey Mae Bingham, passed away suddenly but peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the age of 81 years.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father and grandfather.
Ted was born in Hazlet, Saskatchewan on August 24, 1933. On April 11, 1956, he married Audrey (nee Shaw). In 1970 they moved their family from Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Lethbridge, Alberta where he established his own business (Ted Bingham Construction) the following year.
Ted’s greatest passion was vehicles. He took great pride by keeping them spotless, immaculate and well maintained. He loved watching hockey and his favorite football team (the Saskatchewan Roughriders).
Ted is survived by his son, Terry (Debra) Bingham and daughters, Vickie (Brad) Arksey and Holly (Gregg) Williams, as well as granddaughters, Aleigha Arskey and Savannah and Shaylin Williams. Grandchildren by affection are Katherine and Matthew Loo. He leaves behind two sisters, Millie Shaw and Pat (Stan) Hughs and one brother, Mervin (Irene) Bingham.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years (Audrey), parents, (Ralph and Emma Bingham) and siblings, (Ron Bingham, Clifton Bingham and Karolyn Geitz).
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
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ETTA VINSON
May 3, 1929 – June 8, 2015
ETTA IRENE VINSON passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Monday June 8, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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EYRE
RONALD ARTHUR EYRE, beloved husband of Jean Eyre, passed away at home in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
He was born on February 1, 1936 in Cardston, AB.
Ron is survived by his wife Jean Eyre; children: Reg (Marilyn) Eyre, Rhonda (Kevin) Worrall, and Miles (Christine) Eyre; grandchildren: Shane Eyre, Cianna Eyre, Jazlynn Eyre, and Linsey Eyre. He is also survived by brother Bob Eyre (Margaret Cary); sister Regena (Jim) Pitcher, mother-in-law Mildred (Ray) Jensen, and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by parents Reginald and Evelyn Eyre.
Ron farmed and ranched in Jefferson, Mountain View, and Scandia. He later moved and worked for the City of Lethbridge, Electrical Department until his retirement. Years of camping and fishing with the family were the highlights of Ron’s life.
A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Parkbridge Estates Community Hall, 2920-29 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. Please call 403-329-9283 for further information.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, donate to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254-3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.

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Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
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 Brian Kaltenbruner
1964 – 2015
We are greatly saddened with the passing of Brian James Kaltenbruner, loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to countless people. His life was taken too soon by a tragic accident Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born January 17, 1964.
Brian was a singularly unique individual with an enormous heart and gentle soul. He wore his heart on his sleeve caring deeply for friends, family and customers.
Ethics were everything to Brian in life and business at Harold’s Auto Service. He’d toss and turn unable to sleep having not yet solved a vehicle issue, feeling he was letting someone down. His staff were ‘family’ in every sense and made him incredibly proud. Brian’s expertise and knowledge were the central glue of the company and he’s left enormous shoes that can never be filled.
Learning of the focus the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East placed on service to individuals and community, Brian joined in 2010. He not only talked the talk, but walked the walk helping behind the scenes in his personal and business life expecting nothing in return, donating resources to various causes and volunteering for many.
Brian was the embodiment of a good father expecting the best from his family, encouraging them to expect much from themselves and loving them deeply. His heart broke when their hearts were broken. He made sure his parents and grandparents knew they were adored and saw past sibling squabbles believing his brother and sister to be his heart and soul. Becoming a grandfather brought him unbridled delight. Brian loved and supported Beverly unconditionally expressing deep pride in whatever she did. Mutual respect and admiration was the lynchpin of their business and life success.
Brian loved life, love the rush riding and racing his motocross bike. He’d recently purchased his dream on and off-road BMW investing hours to perfect it for what would be his first and last trip away. His mancave is filled with trophies confirming expert motorcycle skills and his beloved “chick- magnet” 1950 Studebaker Starlite Coupe Deluxe. He was a 20 year member of the Over The Bars Club, treasured the times they met in his mancave to watch races, then have a hot tub with “the boys”.
Brian walked tentatively through life, often feeling uncertain of his support system yet surrounded by people who cared deeply for him. He put the needs of others ahead of his own often even his family believing it was the right thing to do. Brian never understood the impact he had on to others nor the measure of love, respect and esteem they held for him.
Brian’s world revolved around his family. He is survived by wife Beverly-Ann (Carlson), sons Christopher-Lee, Chris (Adriane) and Clay (Nikki), granddaughter Ameya, loving parents Harold and Linda, brother Dennis (Shannon) and sister Joanne. Nieces include Bari (Trish), Sydney (Joelle), Isadora, Jordan, Tessa, his beloved Aunt Carole and others too numerous to list.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm – 9:00 on Friday, June 12, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rotary Club of Lethbridge East, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 2R7.
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 Jack King
1918 – 2015
Mr. Jack King of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ellen King passed, away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, June 12, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge.
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KOGLER
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and Oda.
MR. ALEXANDER KOGLER, beloved husband of Katherine Kogler, passed away on June 4, 2015 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.
Alex was one of the original members of the German Canadian Club and remained active throughout his life. He enjoyed the club’s activities.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer officiating.
A private family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca


Hulda Mueller
1913 – 2015
Hulda Mueller passed away on Saturday, June 6th at Extendicare Fairmont Park at the age of 101 years. She was predeceased by her husband Otto, to whom she was married for 72 years, and her brother Edward.
She is survived by her sons, Helmut (Bruna) Mueller of Chilliwack BC., Sigi Mueller of Edmonton, AB., and her Daughter Martha (Rodney) Draffin of Lethbridge, AB. Her Grandchildren, Walter Mueller of Chilliwack BC., Doris (Per) Anderson of Denmark, John Mueller of Denmark, Karen (Chris) Noonen of Victoria, BC., Nadine (Jason) Faria of Edmonton, AB., Ryan Mueller of Edmonton, AB., Susan Jefferson of Markham, ON., Lisa (Paul) of Lethbridge, AB., Cara (Michael) Ramsdell of Lethbridge, AB., and nine Great Grandchildren, Christian, AnnSophie, Audrey, Emma, Isabel, Joseph, Hannah, Grace, Oliver, Jacob, and Logan.
Hulda was born in a small town in Poland, where she grew up, married and had a family. In 1945 she made the momentous decision to take her children to Germany and after a harrowing trip arrived in Leipzig, Germany. The family moved around till they finally settled in Buchan where they were reunited with Otto and her parents and they lived there until another momentous move brought them to the Horvath sugar beet farm in Raymond in 1953, and then to Lethbridge. Ten years later they moved to Edmonton and then back to Lethbridge in 1992. She and Otto spent ten happy years on 17th Street before their health declined and a move to Blue Sky Lodge was necessary. After Otto’s death she moved several time and her last years were spent at Extendicare.
Hulda was devoted to her family and we to her. She was an excellent mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to cook and bake and loved her gardens and flowers. Many happy hours were spent sharing tea and cookies and home cooked meals. She loved handwork, especially knitting and made wonderful afghans.
She was a sweet, tiny lady and we marveled at her strength and tenacity. We will miss her.
Thanks to the many people who made moms last years comfortable and a special thanks to the staff at Extendicare who loved her and took such good care of her at the end.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 13, 2015 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 416-12 St. South, Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a donation in memory of Hulda to the MS Society, Lethbridge Chapter. 734-13 St. No., Lethbridge, AB. T1H 2T1
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NEUFELDT
ELEANOR FRANCES NEUFELDT, beloved wife of the late Isaac Neufeldt, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the age of 92 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

Anna Ponomar
1925 – 2015
Mrs. Anna Ponomar of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Serhi “George” Ponomar, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at HOLY TRINITY ORTHODOX CHURCH, 643-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with the Very Reverend Father Taras Krochak, officiating.
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Krimhild Rach
1936 – 2015
Mrs. Krimhild Rach formerly of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Rach passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on June 6, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
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 Dennis Francis Todd
1948 – 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Todd, 66, of Coleman, Alberta, on Friday, June 5, 2015.
He is survived by his best friend and wife Jennifer, daughter Nicole and brothers Veryl (Ingrid), Ken (Linda), and Russell (Edna) and mother in law Gerda Jenkin (96 yrs) and the extended Jenkin family. He is predeceased by his mother Gae and father George, younger brother Timothy, and sons Kristopher Ryan and Travis Fraser.
Dennis was born October 10, 1948, and was the fourth of five sons of George F ‘Scotty’ and Gae Todd. Dennis attended school in Nobleford up to grade 5, then Picture Butte when the family farm was sold in 1958. The family then moved to Lethbridge in 1960. Dennis attended St. Francis High, graduating in 1966. He completed an additional year of studies at Lethbridge Community College to become an electronics and radio technician. He apprenticed (1971 – 1975) at SAIT in Calgary to become a journeyman Radio Technician. Dennis worked for the City of Lethbridge as a Radio and Communications Technician. He retired after nearly 35 years of service.
Dennis married Jennifer Lynn Jenkin (from Trail, BC) in August 1978. They had three children Kristopher Ryan, Nicole Jensine and Travis Fraser. Dennis enjoyed going to the family hunting camp with his sons, brothers and hunting friends in the foothills west of Claresholm. In retirement Dennis continued a tradition of spending his summers in Mirror Lake, near Kaslo, BC at their waterside trailer, where Dennis continued to fish, visit with family and friends and cruise the lake. He also enjoyed walking their dogs and relaxing.
Dennis demonstrated an enormous commitment to helping others. He served several years with the 18th Field Artillery Regiment as an NCO. He also gave of his time to the Lethbridge Sea Cadets, reaching the highest rank of Commanding Officer. Dennis has spent over 25 years volunteering for the Alberta Disabled Skiers Association at Castle Mountain.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
We would like to honor Dennis’ commitment to helping others and ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Alberta Section of the Canadian Disabled Skiers Association. Donations can be forwarded to 111759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB, T5M 3K6, (780) 427-8104 OR securely online at: http://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-association-for-disabled- skiing-alberta
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 TOTH
OLGA IRENE TOTH, beloved wife of the late Leslie Toth of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 91 years.
Olga was born in Jedburgh, Saskatchewan on November 8, 1923, where she was raised on the family farm. On October 27, 1948, Olga married Leslie Toth, moving to Lethbridge in 1951 where they raised their daughter Janice. In 1954 they started farming east of Warner until they retired in 1974.
Olga loved to cook and garden and spent many hours tending her flowers and vegetables.
She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her daughter Janice (David) Elliott; two very special loving grandsons, Todd (Stephanie) and Scott (Jessica); and great- granddaughters Makayla and Avery. She is also survived by her sister Elizabeth Salamon and brother Robert (Ada) Toth of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Olga was predeceased by her husband Leslie on January 31, 2002, her parents John and Julia Toth, brothers Albert (in infancy) and Gordon, sisters Margaret Molnar and Lillian Gorchynski, brothers-in-law Gustave Molnar, Edward Gorchynski and Andrew Salamon, sister-in-law Margaret Toth and niece Betty Nakaska.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.
Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in the Family Plot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 402, 740-4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 0N9 (www.alzheimer.ca/ab).
Special thanks to the staff of St. Therese Villa – your care and compassion was greatly appreciated.

Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

WEASEL HEAD
FRANK “Miiksskim” WEASEL HEAD beloved husband of Sylvia Weasel Head, passed away in Cardston on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at the age of 76 years.
A Wake Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 12th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Kainai High School, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m.
Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

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Katy Kano
1920 – 2015
Kiyoko “Katy” Kano, beloved wife of the late Tak Kano, passed away in Taber on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church in the Relief Society Room prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 13, 2015 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, Barnwell Chapel, Barnwell on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber.
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Wilma Smith
1932 – 2015
Wilma Lamoine Smith (nee Orr), beloved wife of Bryce Smith, passed away in Bow Island on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the age of 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 13, 2015 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 309 – 8 Street West, Bow Island on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tribute’s in Wilma’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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