January 22nd, 2021

Thursday, February 13, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 13, 2014.


1941 ~ 2014

Mr. Andre Marien, beloved husband of Mrs. Mia Marien, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.






Peter John Beeson of Fort Macleod, beloved husband of Bernice Beeson passed away on February 11, 2014 at the age of 83 years. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 15, 2014 at EDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME, 2424 5th Ave Fort Macleod, with Jack Cullen Officiating. In lieu of Flowers memorial donations may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, P.O. Box 694, Fort Macleod AB, T0L 0Z0 or the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, AB, T0L 0Z0.





1932 ~ 2014

Bernard Moore of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.






It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Helen Boettcher, Monday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Helen was born at the Alexander Galt Hospital in Lethbridge, and graduated from LCI. Helen attended the University of Calgary and graduated with a Certificate in Teaching, and later taught school in Burdett, AB. Helen then moved to Calgary where she began her career in banking at The Dominion Bank. She married Roger Boettcher in 1961 in Sandpoint, Idaho, following that they moved to Edmonton where they started their family, later returning to Lethbridge. After Roger¹s passing in 1969, Helen returned to work in the banking field at CIBC. Prior to retirement, she enjoyed working for a number of years at The Bay. Helen was a dedicated member of the First United Church since the 60¹s, and in her later years enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was also well known for attending and volunteering at the Lethbridge Senior Centre. During her retirement years, she took great pleasure traveling extensively with her sister Margaret and brother-in-law Stan. Helen was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her family was always the most important thing in her life. She lived for her children and grandchildren and leaves a lifetime of memories. She will be greatly missed by her son Gordon, daughter Brenda (Bruce), grandson Kyle, granddaughters Olivia and Ella, sister Margaret, sisters-in-law Bev (Don), Dale (Tony), and Verna, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends. Helen was predeceased by her daughter Yvonne in 2011. A Celebration of Life will be held at the FIRST UNITED CHURCH, 502-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Brenda Kersell officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 ­ Aviation Park N.E., Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.






1928 ~ 2014

Irene Teresa Chiste (nee Lazaruk) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Lino Chiste, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2014 at the age of 85 years. Irene (Tootsie) was born in Lethbridge on July 10, 1928 and moved from Shaughnessy to Lethbridge in 1944 where she started her employment in the office of Woolworth¹s. She continued her employment there and then later Woodward¹s until her retirement. Irene was a member of St. Basil¹s Catholic Church for over 50 years and was a lifetime member of the CWL. She was a kind and caring individual as evidenced by her and husband Lino supporting Child Find for over 25 years, as well as many other charities throughout the world. Her interests included bowling, lawn bowling, and curling as well as watching her nephew¹s various sporting activities. Irene will be sorely missed not only by her family but also by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Besides her loving husband Lino, Irene is survived by her sister Lillian Soice, nephews Glenn (Wendy) Wyrostok, Garry Wyrostok, Geoffrey Wyrostok, Greg (Barb) Lazaruk, Larry (Margaret) Lazaruk, Pat (Millie) Tarrant, and sister- in-law Clementina Danielli. Also surviving are many great and great-great nephews, nieces and their families. Irene was predeceased by her parents Mike and Annie Lazaruk, sister Margaret Wyrostok, brother Peter Lazaruk, as well as nephew Michael Tarrant and nieces Linda Westling and Margaret Wyrostok. A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, February 14, 2014 at ST. BASIL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donation may be made to the charity of one¹s choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.







OCTOBER 29, 1921 ~ FEBRUARY 10, 2014

On February 10, 2014 Nancy Christina Rutt, our much-loved Mum, Grandma, and Great-grandma, left us to join her beloved Byron. As she had wished, Mum died at home, surrounded by her family. Nancy is survived by her four children: Daughter Janet of Lethbridge. Son Eric (Faith) of Lethbridge; their daughter Suelynn Kemp (and her sons Cole, Codey and Cayden) of Mansfield, England; their daughter Sonia (Chris) Stock of Lethbridge; and their son Byron of Surrey, B.C. Daughter Diana (Ken) Misik of Grande Prairie; their sons Chris of Lethbridge and Warren of Olds. Son Brian (Shirley) of Welling. She is also survived by her sister Freda Dahl of Brooks; her children Sheila, Brenda (John) and Tim (Donna); and their children and grandchildren. Also surviving are her late brother Desmond¹s children Abby (Dan), Penny and Robin (Theresa) and their children, all of California. Nancy also leaves cousins; relatives in Norway, England and Australia; and Byron¹s family: nephew Mark Eliot of Lethbridge; and relatives in the U.S. Besides her loving husband Byron, Mum was predeceased by her parents Elmer & Nellie Olsen; her half-brother Morris Olsen and his wife; her brother Desmond Arthur and his ex-wife Nancy Short; her brother-in-law Jim Dahl; her in-laws Stewart & Gladys Rutt; and her sister-in-law Gloria Eliot. Nancy was born on the family farm outside Hanna, AB, the oldest of three children, and attended school in Hanna. In 1939 she went to Calgary to finish her Grade XII; while working in a greenhouse there, she developed her life-long love of houseplants and gardening. When World War II broke out, she enlisted in the RCAF and was posted in Trenton, ON as a Hospital Assistant. There she met Byron, the love of her life, an Alberta farm boy who was a Flight Engineer in the RCAF. After the war, they attended the University of BC, Byron in pre-dentistry, and Nancy in nursing. They married in 1947and returned to the Rutt family farm outside Coaldale where they raised their four children. At the age of 47, Mum enrolled in the first two-year RN class at the Lethbridge Junior College, graduating at the top of her class and finally fulfilling her life-long dream of being a nurse. She worked at the Southland Nursing Home for two years. In 1995, with Mum becoming more disabled by osteoarthritis, they retired and moved into Lethbridge. Mum was a committed volunteer all her life, until arthritis and macular degeneration totally disabled her. She and Byron kept a large garden and yard on the farm and smaller ones in Lethbridge. For years, she had hundreds of house plants. She was Akela in a Cub Pack, President of the Taber Lioness Club, a Life Member of the Girl Guides, and a Life Member of the Pythian Sisters. She and Byron travelled extensively in their RVs, frequented auction sales, exhibited Byron¹s 1927 White truck all over Canada and the U.S as members of the Antique Truck Club, and attended Lions conventions worldwide. Mum was very sweet-tempered, rarely complaining despite years of illness and increasing disability. She had an amazing green thumb and was a great cook. She read voraciously using her CNIB magnifier. At Mum¹s request there will be no formal funeral service. We will have a Remembrance afternoon at her home, 15 Simon Fraser Blvd. West, Lethbridge on Sunday February 16, 2014 from 1:00pm- 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of Mum¹s favorite charities: The Arthritis Society, 393 University Ave, Suite 1700 Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6; The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 200, 119-14 Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6; or the Stars Foundation, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.







MRS. MARTHA MARY POTTS, beloved wife of the late Mr. Tyrone Potts Sr. of Brocket, AB, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the age of 70 years. A Wake Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at PIIKANI COMMUNITY HALL, Brocket, AB on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Archdeacon Sidney G. Black officiating. Interment to follow at Brocket Cemetery






1921 ~ 2014

Mrs. Rose Aitken of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Earl Cameron Aitken passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the age of 92 years. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.







1924 ­ Hillsdown, Alberta

2014 ­ Calgary, Alberta

Muriel Stannard passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, February 9, 2014 surrounded by her family. Mom was born at Hillsdown, AB, married dad in 1944 and raised her family near Lomond, AB. Her family was always the most important thing in her life. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad left us in October 2002 and she missed him everyday thereafter. Mom leaves a lifetime of memories to her children Bill, Heather, Jack (Carol), Bonnie (David) and Debbie (Michael); her grandchildren Joe, Trish (Dean), Nicholas, Gregory (Melanie), Nathan and Jason (Jenna); and her great-grandchildren Kane, Taylor and Calla. In accordance to mom¹s wishes no service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 ­ 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, http://www.heartandstroke.ca. Our thanks to Unit 59 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their compassion towards mom and our family. From our hearts, a very special thank you to Nathan for his unrelenting vigil. We shall miss her very much. In living memory of Muriel Stannard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.




Tardif, Robert Joseph, of Lomond, beloved husband of Carol, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 9, 2014 at the age of 78 years. At the request of Robert and his family, there will not be a service at this time. Inurnment will take place at Big River Cemetery, Big River, SK at a later date. Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.




JAN VANDEN BERG of Lethbridge Alberta, 1941 – 2014, passed away peacefully at the age of 73. You were a wonderful father and husband. Your tenacious personality and love for a challenge transformed a service station into a successful RV business, Skyline Travel Centre. You were an honest, trustworthy and straightforward businessman and even though customers didn¹t always get a deal, they felt like they did and walked away happy and glad to have met you. Your passion for camping, fishing, and wood-working lives on in your children and grandchildren from the devotion and dedication you invested in sharing your passions for the life with those you loved. In retirement your affinity for RVing drew you to Mexico, where you spent your winters with your loving wife Elaine. Your dedication to your faith and friendships made you a long standing and honorable 4thDegree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1490. You fought to survive your health conditions with courage, optimism and a sense of humor right to the end. For three long years you smiled and braved the storm. You were always there for us to provide advice, guidance and most of all, respect. You will be dearly missed. Born in Leusden Holland, Jan immigrated to Canada in 1953 with his parents and 9 siblings. He is survived by his beloved wife Elaine, his children Dale (Eileen) Vanden Berg of Edmonton, Linda (Ralph) Gust of Lethbridge, Brian (Nicole) Vanden Berg of Lethbridge and Jim (Britta) Vanden Berg of Calgary, 23 adoring grandchildren, 1 special great -grandson, along with stepchildren Wanda (Brian) Hood of Lethbridge, Wendy Jonker of Lethbridge, Tim (Barb) Brown of Calgary, 10 step grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren and mother-in-law Ruth Orchard. Also left to grieve his passing are siblings Myrna (Bill Tymensen), Toni (Frank) Vandeligt, Annie Golsteyn, Nellie Peppin, Art Vanden Berg and John (Fay) Vanden Berg. He was predeceased by his parents Aart and Hendrika Vanden Berg as well as sisters Gert Klooster, Rhea Beekman, brother Pete Vanden Berg, brothers-in-law Frank Beekman, George Peppin, Leo Golsteyn, and father-in-law Lawrence Orchard. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Cremation to follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jan¹s memory to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o St. Michael¹s Foundation, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5





MARTINA WATCHEL, beloved wife of the late Florian Watchel, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at the age of 72 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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