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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 19, 2013.

JAMES DENNIS (Jim) COPPIETERS slipped peacefully from this earth to Paradise on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at home in Raymond. He leaves a legacy of service to his family and community.
Cherishing memories of his life are his wife Helen, his children: Maurita (Scott) Tollestrup, Sonia (Ryan) Wynder, Ryan (Emily), Chad (Amber), Bryce (Lyndsi), Brent (Amber), Amelia (Mike) Quinton and 25 of the best grandchildren ever. His mother, Norma Coppieters, and siblings: Diane (Doug) Salmon, Jack (Eva Kaye), Bob (Stella), Mary Jane (Kevin) Edwards, and Doug. His mother-in-law Eileen Anderson, and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews will also miss him.
Jim is predeceased by his dad, Bill, and his father-in-law, Rex Anderson.
Friends may meet the family on Monday evening, August 19 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Raymond Stake Centre, or prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2N 200 W, Raymond, with Bishop Greg Smith officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the general missionary fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
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KRCHNAK, Roger Louis
December 8, 1962 –
July 25, 2013
It is with great sadness, that the family of Roger Krchnak announce his sudden passing at the age of 50 years, on July 25, 2013 while working for Hunt Oil in Erbil, Iraq as a Tubing Consultant. Roger and his wife Heather resided in Dubai, UAE for the past 25 years. Roger grew up in Calgary playing his minor hockey for South Calgary and also played Jr A hockey for the Taber Golden Suns and IJS hockey in Leeuwarden, Holland. Roger will be lovingly remembered for his zest for life by his wife Heather, mother Louise Krchnak, brothers Patrick (Jo Ellen) Krchnak, Michael (Sandra) Krchnak, sister-in-law Sue Krchnak, brother-in-law David Boyko, nieces; Kristan (Jeff Kinniburgh), Marisa (Craig Bodnar), Kara (Adam Wright), Kymberly (Kodi Sparks), Jody & Shannon Boyko, and nephew Kolten Krchnak, Aunts and Uncles: Sharon Shockey, Maureen Paterson, Shelby MacLeod, Cecilie (Duncan) Fleming, Darcy (Laura) Wills, Len’s sister; Alyse (George) Mitchler; and the extended Krchnak-Mitchler, Wills, Collett families. Roger is also survived by Heather’s parents Bert and Moria Graham and Auntie Sheila Graham, of Scotland.
Roger was predeceased by his father Len Krchnak, his sister Marina (Krchnak) Boyko, uncles; Blair, Bruce, Orval and Robert, grandparents; Len and Mary Krchnak and Mabel and Tucky Wills.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta, with celebration of life to follow. In Rogers memory donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.
To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangement in the care of Shane Collett with Snodgrass Funeral Home “Pincher Creek” Phone: (403) 627-4864.

McCaffrey, Gweneth Miriam
February 21, 1918 –
August 11, 2013
GWENETH MIRIAM McCAFFREY of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre with her family by her side on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at the age of 95 years.
She is survived by her son Greg (Judy) of Calgary Alberta, grandson Phillip McCaffrey of Vancouver B. C. and Granddaughter Celeste Cousins (Thomas) and Great Grandson Monty McCaffrey of Florida.
Gwen is survived by her sister Elined Stillborn of Melville Saskatchewan and her special Lethbridge family, Valerie Paterson, Kathy, Tim, Mason, Reid and Tyler Grabowski, Kyle, Kaily and Graden Paterson, Isabelle Paterson and Brent Paterson, in addition to several nieces and nephews and their families across Canada.
Gwen was predeceased by her husband Jack and son Bill McCaffrey.
She received nurses training at the Winnipeg General Hospital then nursed in Northern Manitoba. Later, she joined Trans Canada Airlines (Air Canada) and worked as a Stewardess flying from Winnipeg to Lethbridge where she met her husband Jack and was married in 1945. Gwen was proud of her Welsh heritage and maintained contact with extended family in Canada and Wales.
She was an active member of the Lethbridge community and long-time volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She was one of the first residents in the Waterton Village in West Lethbridge where she enjoyed friends and activities in the complex.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Canon Allan McCuaig Officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Meals on Wheels – 102 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0S9.
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

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, Paige Darrell Ann Moench.
Our beautiful little Paige gathered her last thoughts and memories, put on her tiny wings and left this earth peacefully on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:42 in the morning with her Mommy, Daddy and big brother Easton right at her side. She went to heaven at the age of 22 months.  
Paige was born a healthy, smiley baby on October 3, 2011.  She was best described as an “easy baby”, she ate well, slept well and played every moment she wasn’t doing either of those. In her sixteen months of life prior to her leukemia diagnosis, Paige lived a full life. She was able to experience family vacations to southern California and Maui in 2012. She played aboard a whale watching tour and strolled the beaches at sunset. She loved playing with other kids, going to the park, and boating on Okanagan Lake with her family. She was a girly girl and loved sporting her tutu on her first birthday, was attracted to sparkly things, but also loved to roll around in the sand.  
Paige was full of LIGHT, LOVE and HAPPINESS. She smiled and laughed easily, was moved by music, hugged with all her might and loved to play with her big brother Easton. Paige taught everyone around her to find joy in the simple things. She will be remembered for her love of long walks, reading books and tracing hands. She was an expert at blowing bubbles, making impeccable animal sounds and hosting the finest of tea parties.  
Above all she was happy.
She was so very, very special
And was so from the start
We held her in our arms
But mainly in our hearts
And like a single drop of rain
That on still waters fall
Her life did ripples make
And touched the lives of all
She’s gone to play with angels
In heaven up above
We keep our special memories
And treasure them with love
Although our darling Paige
Was with us just a while
She’ll live on in our hearts
With a sweet remembered smile
The support of our family, friends and community over the last 6 months enabled us to spend every moment possible with our baby girl while she fought leukemia. She was brave and so extraordinarily strong through all that she had to endure; her strength inspired us, and everyone around us.   
We would like to thank B.C. Children’s Hospital, oncology staff as well as the loving care providers at Canucks Place Children’s Hospice where Paige lived out the last of her days in comfort.  
Paige leaves to mourn her mother Natelle Moench (grandparents Kimberly Wallan and the late Darrell Sawchuk), her father Chris Moench (grandparents Bonnie and Gerald Moench) and devoted big brother Easton (4 years old). She will be missed by family and friends near and far.  
A celebration of Paige’s precious life will be held on Saturday August 24th 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna. Light snacks and refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canucks Place Children’s Hospice in honour of Paige.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

OLINA (LYNN) REIERSON passed away with her family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at the age of 74 years.
Lynn was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Steve Hnatiw. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she leaves behind her husband Dean, one son, Lorne (Teresa) Reierson of Coaldale; two daughters, Dianna Brown of Lethbridge and Donna (Pat) Coady of Lethbridge; ten grandchildren, Lynn & David Brown, Kimberly, Kevin and Steven Coady, Sarah & Rylan Reierson, Jesica, Jeremy & James Van Braak; two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn & Kashius Cain; one brother, Zenon (Carol) Hnatiw; one sister, Stephanie (Hugh) Carey.
Dean and Lynn were married on May 21, 1960. Her life was a definition of the true compassion and love. She was an honourable woman who loved her family and animal companions. She touched us all and our time with her was marvelous.
An open house will be held on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the home of Dean & Lynn, 2317 – 8th A. Avenue North, Lethbridge, from 1 to 4 P.M.
We all desperately miss you mom, and we all love you.
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

1960 ~ 2013
Mr. Robert Janzen, beloved husband of Janet Janzen, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 53 years.
An interment will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00pm at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316- 17th Street, Coaldale.
Send condolences at
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

1960 ~ 2013
Sharon Ann Hendrickson of Lethbridge, Alberta, on August 13, 2013, at the age of 53, lost her fight with cancer while surrounded by family at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.
She is predeceased by her parents, Larry and Laura Hendrickson of Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, and her daughter, Laurel Hendrickson of Red Deer, Alberta. Sharon is survived by her children; Karl (Lindsey) Hendrickson, Sherri (Randy) Otis; seven grandchildren; her siblings Brenda (Oriano) Baldrey, Diane Hendrickson, Brian (Val) Hendrickson, Lyle Hendrickson and Gail Hendrickson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sharon was born May 4, 1960 in Calgary, Alberta. As she grew up she enjoyed going back to the family homestead in Beechy, Saskatchewan to help her uncle with their dry land farming operation. She always loved to see a good crop and when the opportunity later presented itself she took over the family farming operation from her uncle.
In1989 Sharon decided to pursue a passion of hers and become a teacher. She enrolled in the Medicine Hat community college education program and later transferred to the University of Lethbridge where she completed her Bachelors of Education in 1994. She later took a job with the Lethbridge College helping those who also had a desire to learn.
As a teacher at the Lethbridge College she enjoyed inspiring others to succeed in school and in life. Having had to juggle the responsibilities of being a single mother and student, she had a deep underlying passion for helping people learn. She spent a large portion of her career focusing on helping others upgrade their education and reaching out to those in need.
Sharon had a love for animals, was an avid Gardner and enjoyed working in her yard. She loved reading and learning about new things. Sharon was well known for her positive attitude and always being an uplifting and positive influence in the lives of the people she associated with. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and travel to Koocanusa where she would relax and soak up the sun.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Country Kitchen Catering, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta with friends and family invited.
In lieu of flowers, a scholarship in Sharon’s name has been set up at the Lethbridge College, cheques can be made payable to “Lethbridge College Development Office” with a memo on the cheque: Sharon Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can send the cheques to the Lethbridge College Development Office, 3000 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 1L6.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901

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