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Friday, August 29, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 29, 2014.

Winogene Luehr
1920 – 2014
Winogene Adele Luehr, beloved wife of the late Paul Luehr, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 93 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.

Ron Hill
1941 – 2014
Ronald Roy Hill, beloved husband of Janet Hill, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 73 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.

1927 ~ 2014
Mrs. Anne Van Dellen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Roger Van Dellen, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Ave. N., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Hank Van der Woerd, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

1924 ~ 2014
Mr. Clare St. Clair Malmberg of Lethbridge, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on August 22, 2014 at the age of 89 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge AB, with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children¹s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8 or to a charity of one¹s choice.
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It is with deep sadness that the family of Alfred Roland Cook (husband of the late Ethel Cook) announce his passing on August 27, 2014 at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Rollie is survived by his children Richard (Susan), Brenda, Patricia (Wayne), Sheila (Dave), and Susanne (Marc) as well as numerous grand and great grandchildren. A celebration of Rollie¹s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday September 3, 2014 at the PINCHER CREEK UNITED CHURCH, 972 Police Ave, Pincher Creek, AB with Reverend Brent Woodard Officiating. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rollie¹s memory to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or on-line at wshealth.ca

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of ROY PHILIP DANYK at home in Lethbridge, Alberta, on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. Roy was born in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan on April 4, 1931. Although he grew up in Regina, he spent many happy hours on his grandfather¹s and uncles¹ farms near Flintoff, Saskatchewan. He loved the outdoors even as a boy; riding his horse to school and back, and helping out with the farm chores. He was also a fun-loving youngster, which sometimes got him into deep trouble. He almost lost his leg due to a silly accident while jumping over a broom, but his family doctor managed to save his leg by replacing his entire tibia with a metal plate. When Roy was older, he always said he¹d gotten his injury from Brahma bull riding. Roy met and married the love of his life, Milli, in Regina in 1955, and they were inseparable for the next 59 years. They were blessed with one much loved son, Troy (Helena), and two beautiful granddaughters, Katie (12) and Kristina (11). He was predeceased by his parents George and Mary, brothers Dick and Tom, sister Ginny, and two special brothers-in-law, Joe Zbitnew and Eddie Johnston. He leaves behind his brother Derb, sister Sylvia, and a large extended family and friends. Roy started his retail career with Tip Top Tailors in Calgary in 1962, and rapidly advanced to regional manager. He moved his family first to Toronto, then to Edmonton, and finally to Delta, B.C., where they spent the next 36 years. Roy and Milli moved to Lethbridge in 2010 to spend more time with their beloved grandchildren, whom he loved and adored more than life itself. They gave him much joy in his later years, and they loved spending precious time with their loving Papa. Roy took great pride in his garden. As his neighbours in Delta and Lethbridge know, he spent every spare moment outside mowing his lawn, pulling weeds, moving plants, watering, and making his yard the talk of the neighbourhood. He enjoyed nature, too; he loved feeding birds and building bird “apartments” for his feathered friends. Roy will be remembered as a kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 4th, at 11 am at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St N., Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, and in the spirit of Roy¹s giving nature, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


MAX GLEN GURNEY, age 83, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 27th at the Raymond Hospital after a brief illness. He was born December 19th, 1930 in Lethbridge to Glen and Mary (Bingham) Gurney and spent his growing up years in Magrath and his adult life in Lethbridge. Max called himself a farmer but also enjoyed tinkering with old cars and engaging conversations. He was a reliable friend to many over the years. Max was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his sister Jean and Ron Passey of Magrath and their four children. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30th at the Magrath Cemetery.

1937 ~ 2014
Mrs. Jeanette Brewer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Chuck Brewer, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 77 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 St. S. Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

LUCIE MARIE LAROQUE, companion to Kenneth Archibald, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 in Lethbridge at the age of 80 years. Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 ­ 13 Street North, Lethbridge and also from 1:00 to 1:50 pm prior to the service. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

1931 ~ 2014
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mel Viergutz, beloved husband of Elaine Viergutz, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 83 after a brief battle with cancer. Mel was born on the family farm in Dahinda, Sask., on May 12, 1931, to Leo and Christina Viergutz. Mel married his wife Elaine on July, 2nd, 1954. Mel trained as a power lineman in Regina, and they moved to Lethbridge in 1957 where Mel trained as a Journeyman Electrician with Parsons Electric. After 18 years at Parsons, Mel moved to the City of Lethbridge Electric Dept., and worked for 18 years maintaining City buildings, facilities, and substations retiring in 1991. As a Saskatchewan farm boy, Mel was skilled in building or repairing anything. Later in life Mel began restoring antique automobiles and became a member of the Southern Alberta Antique & Classic Auto Club. Mel is survived by his loving wife Elaine and children Kevin (Barb), Dale (Jan), Sharon Walsh (Steve) and Wendy Fitzsimmons (Dustin); grandchildren Kimberly Ellen (David), Taneal, Matthew, Olivia and Ty. He’s also survived by sister Lucille Duke, brother Mervin (Faye), sister in law Julia, sister in law Phyl Harrison (Fred), brother in laws Art, Steve (Pearl), Phillip (Jean) Stratulat and numerous nieces and nephews. Mel was predeceased by his parents Christina and Leo, brother Rob, sisters Barbara, Alvira, and Marge, and in laws John and Sophie Stratulat. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Richard Brown, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre or the Cardio Respiratory Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital both at the address 1A129, 960 ­ 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Passed away in her home surrouonded by her children on August 27th, after her couragous battle with lung cncer. Service to be held at St. Augustine Church on Tuesday September 2nd at 11:00am.

JOHN RICHARD PENNIFOLD, beloved husband of Shelley Pennifold, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the age of 65 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelley, and four precious daughters: Karen (Tom), Alison (Mike), Kim (Jeremy) and Becky (Jason). Grandchildren: Gabby, Lexi, Aisleigh, Kingston, Hudson and Aubrey. He is also survived by his sister Susan (Brian) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father (Richard), mother (Gladys) of Nanton, Alberta and grandson, Harley (Lethbridge). John had an affinity for landscaping, woodworking, crafts and puzzles. He further enjoyed golfing, curling, horse shoes and spending time with family and friends. One of John’s milestones in life and proudest accomplishment recognized by family and friends was achieving sobriety. He will be sorely missed and remembered by many. We love you so, so much that we’ll never ever forget you! (Hudson et al). A Celebration of John’s Life will take place at a later date. Tributes in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alcoholics Anonymous Society and/or the Canadian Cancer Society – 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5

The gates of Heaven have opened for THERESA ANN POCH, beloved wife of Vince Poch, who passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the age of 78 years. Theresa is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vince Poch and she leaves to mourn her passing, 3 children; Mark (Brenda) Poch of Calgary, Dave Poch of Lethbridge and Keith (Dawn) Poch of Lethbridge. A loving grandmother, Theresa leaves behind; Chelsea, Cassandra, Samantha, Kayla, Ryan, Kennedy and Kalli-Anne. Theresa is also survived by her brother Don (Marguerite) of Edmonton and her sister Bernadine of Regina as well as many other relatives that she cared about so deeply. Theresa was born in Rockglen, Saskatchewan on October 23, 1935 to William and Eugenie Ebbinghoff. Theresa had a happy childhood and often shared these fond memories with friends and family. After graduating high school, she continued her education at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina and earned her nursing degree. Her caring ways and kind heart made her a very special RN. Theresa met and married her best friend, Vince Poch, on June 27th, 1959. Together they raised their 3 boys and doted on their grandchildren whenever possible. Nothing made Theresa happier than having her whole family around a dinner table. Playing cards, watching grandchildren color or putting together a puzzle gave Theresa the greatest joy. She knew what was important in lifeÅ  family. Theresa was always active and on the move. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, camping and playing cards. Her retirement years with Vince brought trips down south to escape the cold and she enjoyed this time away with her best friend. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents William and Eugenie Ebbinghoff and her brother Albin Ebbinghoff. Mom will live on in our hearts and memories forever and we will always be extremely proud to have had her as our wife, mother and grandmother. The family would like to thank Dr. Strank and the St. Michael’s Palliative physicians and nurses for their excellent care. The family will hold a private ceremony at Cornerstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Theresa please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society – 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.

BETTY RICHARDSON, beloved wife of the late William ³Bud² Richardson, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.

1922 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tilly Shackleford (nee Kutney) of Lethbridge, Alberta. Tilly passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at the dear age of 92. Tilly was born February 10th, 1922 in Wyznany, Poland. She immigrated to Canada with her family as a young child. Tilly centered her life around her family, and in her younger years, she greatly enjoyed gardening and baking. She will always be remembered for her delicious homemade bread, and wonderful Ukrainian dishes, as well as for traveling with her German chocolate cake layers folded carefully into her suitcase whenever she visited her daughter and grandchildren in California. Her happiest times always centered around holidays and vacations. Tilly and her husband enjoyed many trips to the Puget Sound where her sister lived and also some cherished trips to Vancouver and Mexico.
Tilly is survived by her sister Mary Peterson of Bremerton, Washington; daughter Linda Kapala; granddaughters Faryn Kapala, Afton Kapala and Michelle Kapala; and great-grandson Sawyer Davis of Oak View, California; great-granddaughter Shelby Kapala of Vancouver, Canada, her nephew Peter Kutney and family from Vancouver and niece Patti Kirkpatrick and family from Oregon. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Douglas Shackleford, her parents Helen and Harry Kutney and her brother Peter Rae Kutney. Niece Sherry Findlay gave of herself to help Tilly, her aunt, in ever so many ways and that meant a great deal. Special thanks also to a team of professionals and neighbors who also were a wonderful asset to her. Each morning Tilly was greeted, basic needs were taken care of and most important conversation, care and friendship were extended. Thanks Marion, Andrea, Stephannie and Stephen. She will be missed and we thank her for her love. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 5, 2014 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions can be made to the Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization, 500-11th St. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4G7.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

MRS. JILL ROSALIND TYSON, beloved wife of Dr. Brian Tyson, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael¹s Health Centre Palliative Unit on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating and Reverend Fergus Tyson assisting.

ETHEL LILLIAN VAILLANCOURT, beloved wife of Wayne Vaillancourt of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 70 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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