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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 11, 2014.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother BARBARA BUTKIEWICZ, of Lethbridge, Alberta. She passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the age of 74. Barbara came to Canada in 1967 to Tilley, Alberta. She was married for 23 years then moved to Lethbridge in 1990. Barbara is survived by her three children; Irene (Steve, Mika, Annika), Joe and John (Wendy, Scott, Rebecca, Maisy, Tytus).
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., with Father Anton Ciobanu officiating.
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

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one, Camilla Pard.  Camilla passed away suddenly at her home on August 5, 2014, at the age of 57 years.
Camilla will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Hope (Mike) Pard; Brothers and Sisters: Isadore (Bernadette), Leo (Louisa), Peggy, Joe (Theresa), Anthony, Stan, Amy, Peter; Uncle Thomas Little Plume, Aunt Linda Little Plume. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and relatives.
Camilla was predeceased by her grandson Stylez Pard, her parents Albert and Rita Pard, Sisters Iris-Mary and Rose-Margery, Brother Stephen, Nephews Clint Pard, Melwyn Morning Bull, Dan Pard, Niece Mary Stump and Grand-niece Robin Stump, Brothers-in-law Jordan Morning Bull and John Prairie Chicken. Aunt Molly (Billy) Strikes With A Gun, Uncle Dick (Katie) Pard.
Camilla was born on September 7, 1956 in Pincher Creek, Alberta and grew up on the Piikani Nation. She was the baby of the family; her brothers and sisters will miss her visits as she made the effort to check up on them. For them she defined the term ‘little sister.’ There are so many other people who will miss Camilla. She could always be relied on for her support in times of hardship, for her crazy sense of humour in any situation whether it was a serious occasion or a celebration. She will be missed for her natural ability to problem solve whether it was fixing a car or helping a wayward niece or nephew out of a ‘sticky’ situation. If a friend or family member needed her help, she gave it without fear, without question. As long as she was helping and doing for others she got fulfillment. Getting rich was not on her radar but if she won the Lotto her brothers and sisters would all be driving refurbished vintage vehicles. Talk to one of her nieces or nephews and they could go on and on about the crazy situations with Auntie Cam, lovingly known as Millie. Millie loved animals and always seemed to have a small breed of dog as her ‘animal child’, Puppy Dog was her first baby who predeceased her. She has also left behind to mourn her passing, Princess, Koda, Puglsy, and Tinkerbell. In younger years travelling to the states to visit her nephew, Clint, was something she loved to do. She suffered from a broken heart that never truly healed after his passing and we can be sure the two of them are reunited and sharing laughter in heaven today. She will be missed by the many friends and adopted children, nephews, nieces, brothers and sisters she claimed through the years. The Pard family acknowledges these individuals for their sense of loss at this time as we know these individuals were important to her.
She enjoyed life to the fullest through it all the greatest gift Camilla ever received was the gift of Hope. She cherished her daughter Hope and they laughed often together and their love and dedication for each other was so visible to all. Love and prayers for Hope as she transitions to a new life. Love and prayers to Camilla, we will miss you.
A Traditional Prayer Service to be held at 1:00PM on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek. The Wake Service will follow and will be held at Camilla’s home on August 10 and 11, 2014. Funeral Services will be celebrated at Piikani Community Hall on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM. The burial service will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
To email condolences please visit http://www.sndograssfuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes, Pincher Creek. (403-627-4864)

1935 ~ 2014
Mrs. Donna Martinusen, beloved wife of Mr. Don Martinusen, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the age 79 years.
A Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 15, 2014 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB. Burial will take place at Royal View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A 129, 960 – 19 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.
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

1930 ~ 2014
We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our dear wife, mother, and sister, Irma Dogterom on Wednesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
Mom is survived by her devoted husband Jacob, daughters Coral (Bill) East, Jan (Jim) Kuhn, Nancy Dogterom and son Dave (Donna) Dogterom; sisters Thelma Coutts and Pat Bull, sisters-in-law Marie Dekeyser, Muriel Zasadny and Fran Dogterom, seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Irma was born in Lethbridge on October 3, 1930 the 4th of seven children. After graduating high school she met and married Jake Dogterom. They set up house on the farm east of Lethbridge and Coral, Jan, Dave, and Nancy soon followed. Mom became active in the work on the farm, raising 4 children and volunteering at the McNally Home and School Association. Later on she worked many years as a Library Clerk at McNally, Sunnyside, Galbraith, and Gilbert Patterson Schools.
Mom and Dad began square dancing and made many long lasting friendships throughout Southern Alberta and beyond.
She also discovered a passion for local history, authoring 2 books and assisting on many more. Besides her husband and children, Mom was most proud of her efforts to launch the Legacy Ridge Development honouring local area women. This and many other community achievements culminated in her being awarded the Queens Jubilee Medallion twice.
Mom also volunteered many years as secretary of the Lethbridge Historical Society as well as writing and producing their newsletter.
Three years ago, Mom and Dad moved to Blackrock Terrace. Just prior to this move and in the years since, various illnesses and medical problems dogged both Mom and Dad. Throughout these trials Mom was always upbeat and positive even when Dad had to go into the Legacy Ridge complex.
Our family wishes to thank all the staff, nurses, doctors, and caregivers at Blackrock, Legacy Ridge, Chinook Regional Hospital, and Home Care Support.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Monday, August 11, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Irma’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation -Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7, or the YWCA – 604 8 St. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2K1
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

July 4, 1959 – August 4, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dawna Anne Tobler. She will be forever remembered and missed by her two children; Mandy Tobler (Dirk) Fort Macleod and Chad Lucas Pard (Amelle) Lethbridge. Her loving cherished grandchildren; Stephanie, Izabella, Haley-Ann, Shay, and Paisley. Her siblings; Linda Tobler Calgary, Sharmagne Ray (Dean) Three Hills, Wesley Beaton (Cindy) Campbell River, Wanda Beaton Okotoks. Also including her other loving friends and extended family. She will also be greatly missed by her four legged companion, Smokie. Dawna was predeceased by Stephen Crowe, Ferrand Pard, brother in law James Percival, her Mother and Father (Arthur and Beverley Beaton), and brother Kenneth. Dawna was an incredible entrepreneur who had great motivation and work ethics. She was a devoted Mother, grandmother, and friend. She was an amazing equestrian in her young adult life and showed horses throughout Canada and the United States. Her life highlight was showing in the famous Spruce Meadows facility. She was very proud to be the oldest of five children. Dawna helped and gave love to many friends along the way. Everyone who knew her will miss her for her humor and infectious giggle.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at EDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, 2424 – 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB with Reverend Eras van Zyl Officiating
Memorial Donations may be made in Dawna’s memory to The Lung Association, Alberta / NWT Division, P.O. Box 4700, Stn South., Edmonton, AB T6E 9Z9.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

Gord Wiggill of Lethbridge, beloved husband and best friend of Elizabeth Ward Wiggill passed away suddenly on July 19, 2014 at the age of 61.
Besides his loving wife “Liz” Gord is suvived by his sons, Chad (Nicole) Dunn, Jason (Brittany) Wiggill, Tyler Wiggill and Joshua Dunn.
Daughter Lindsey (Mike) Bingley, 2 grandsons and 6 step- grandchildren, and also Gord’s special little buddy Raedyn. Mom & Dad inlaw Gary & Mary Ward, brother in law Gary (Michelle Elder) Ward, Bob (Jude Haller) Ward and sisters Melonie (Brian Tate) Netty (Wes Thomas) Lynn (Rick) Brasnett, brothers: Terry (Erin) Wiggill , Rodney (Linea Motyer) Cole all of B.C.
Gord also left behind many nieces and nephews, family and friends. All his camping families and co-workers were very dear to his heart, as well as his fur babies at home.
Gord was working at Hostess Frito-Lay at the time of his passing and had said it was the best trucking job he’d ever had. Gord will be dearly missed by his trucking buddies and family & friends.
Gord was predecased by his Mom, Edna Wiggill, Father Jerry Wiggill.
Gord loved his camping and fishing, woodworking and going to Mexico and of course his RZRing on the trails and his pride and joy grandson Aiden. A gathering will be held for family and friends on August 10, at 12:00 (noon) at Country Kitchen Catering below the Keg, 1715 – Mayor Magrath Dr. So. Lethbridge.

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