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Friday, September 26, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 26, 2014.

1917 ~ 2014
Our Precious Mother, Grandmother, Auntie and Friend Elizabeth (Betty) Sarah Healy passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 97. A Family Prayer Service will be held at 5:00pm on Friday, September 26, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Wake will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, September 26, 2014 at OLD AGENCY HALL. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at OLD AGENCY HALL.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

SHANIA SHALENE SKY BLACKSTAR – SCOUT, beloved daughter of Tricia Spear Chief and Sheldon Blackstar, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on September 21st, 2014 at the age of 17 years. A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, September 26th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 p.m. Interment in St. Paul¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

1956 ~ 2014
E. Gail Gulevich passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the age of 58 years. Gail is survived by her brother Greg Arnold, her children Courtney (Eric) Gallant and Darren Gulevich, and her grandchildren Madison and Brookelyn Gallant.
At Gail¹s request there will be a private family service at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 ­ 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

1924 ~ 2014
Mrs. Hazel Penny, beloved wife of Mr. Jim Penny, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 26, 2014 at ST. ANDREW¹S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 ­ 5 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Hugh Jack, officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Scenic Drive, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at

Alberta has lost a native son. Robert Hironaka died peacefully on September 22, 2014. “You get out of life what you put into it.
If you don¹t put into it you don¹t get much out of it”. Robert Hironaka – Alberta Order of Excellence 2012. If you were to ask the many that Robert came in contact with throughout his life, they would say that he lived life to the fullest – a lifetime dedicated to excellence and service. Robert was born on January 18, 1928 in Raymond, Alberta to Yoichi “Harry” and Tsuki (Kanehiro) Hironaka. His sister Fusae and brother, Akira (Yasuko, deceased), predeceased Robert. He is survived by his brothers Tucker (Sachi), James (Aya, deceased), Marshall (Sally) and Arthur (Pat) as well as by his two sisters Florence Senda (Yosh, deceased) and Misae Masuda (Aki).
As many early immigrants, Robert¹s father Yoichi taught his children the importance of family and the value of education. After receiving a diploma from Olds College of Agriculture, Robert went on to complete his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Alberta and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. In 1950, Bob met Shizuko (Susie) Kohashigawa at a house party in Edmonton, and married in 1955. They had three children, a son Wesley (Colleen Hierath) and two daughters, Lorelei, and Tamiko (deceased in 1982). Sadly, Susie passed away in 1995. Robert always missed her dearly, and would tell everyone about his beautiful wife. Bob dedicated the Rotary Paul Harris Award in memory of Susie. Bob and Susie¹s legacy lives on in their six grandchildren – Wes¹ girls Haley, Shea and Quinn, and Lorelei¹s boys Jesse, Daniel and Zachary. In 1959, Dr. Hironaka joined the staff of the Lethbridge Research Centre. His research in the area of animal nutrition gained him international acclaim. He often represented Canada at symposiums and joint research projects around the world. Robert¹s distinguished work has been recognized in many ways.
Bob retired from the Lethbridge Research Station in 1991. This would be the start of a life dedicated to community service. As a founding member of the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Bob spent many days enjoying the garden as it matured. He continued his work with the Buddhist Church; the Lethbridge Twinning Society; Communities in Bloom; Rotary and many other community projects. One of his greatest honors was in serving the University of Lethbridge as Chancellor from 1995-1999. Dr. Hironaka received many distinguished awards for his service work, including the Alberta Order of Excellence, a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Lethbridge, and Foreign Minister¹s Commendation of Japan for his promotion of Japan Canada Friendship. A fellow community leader describes Robert Hironaka as “an exemplary ambassador for the University, Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, and in fact, all of Alberta,” In addition, “his contributions have made this community a better place to live, work and study.” Bob enjoyed living his life simply, with great generosity and integrity. Robert¹s grandson Jesse puts it simply: “Always eager to have an animated conversation with anyone, [my grandfather] treated everyone fairly.” Jesse goes on to say, “He’d always be very concerned with our health, and he personally made us various concoctions of vitamins.” Bob was always there for his family and his many treasured friends, making an extra effort for family reunions or to help anyone out in some small way. Everyone enjoyed his optimism and his wonderful sense of humour. A viewing will be held on Friday, September 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. A private service will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470-40 St South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Colleagues, friends and family are cordially invited to reminisce about Robert at his favourite place, the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, following the burial service. In honour of Dr. Hironaka, the Gardens will be closed during the funeral ceremony, and will reopen its doors at no charge to all for the remainder of the day. The Hironaka family warmly welcomes you to enjoy the beautiful gardens with them in the afternoon. Rain or shine, bring an umbrella, as Bob would suggest. Robert, Bob, Jisan ­ We will miss your caring ways and your smile. In lieu of Koden and flowers donations may be made to the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, PO Box 751 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..”  Jeremiah 1:5
On September 22, 2014, with the strength of faith and comfort of God’s love, our little angel was called to the Lord.
She will be missed by her parents Garth and Danielle DeHeer, her sister Ella DeHeer, Grandparents Jack and Laura DeHeer, Jim and Nellie Chymboryk, Aunt Tara DeHeer, Uncle Justin Chymboryk, Great Grandparents Gerry and Coby DeHeer and Ed Chymboryk, and many great aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family graveside service will be held. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

KATHLEEN MAY MACK, beloved wife of Ken Mack of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Kathleen was born in Lethbridge, AB on November 5th, 1937; one of seven children of Andrew and Julia McAllister. She grew up in Lomond, AB, and also taught for 25 years at the Lomond School. She retired and in 1986 moved to Lethbridge. Kathleen will be dearly missed by her husband of 30 years, Ken Mack, her children; son Dale (Maureen) Doram, daughter Colleen Truscott, her seven grandchildren; Aislinn, Greg , Ananda, Jazna, Dakota, Cara, Matthew and her great grandchild Emmett. She is also survived by her siblings Bud, Muriel, June, Shirley, and Darlene. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Julia McAllister, and her sister Marion. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. with Valerie Martens officiating. In lieu of flowers you are welcome to make a donation to the charity of your choice.
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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

1922 ­ 2014
Born: 17 June, 1922
Died: 19 September, 2014
MORGAN WOLSEY beloved husband of Alma Deibert Wolsey peacefully passed away at the age of 92 in Cardston, Alberta, surrounded by family. He was the 9th of 10 children, born in Cardston, to Edward Peter and Esther Reese Wolsey. Morgan married his childhood sweetheart, Alma, on 15th December, 1942, in Cardston, in the Card Home and were later sealed in the Cardston Temple along with 6 of their children. Morgan spent his career in the oil patch, moving his family throughout the prairie provinces until they settled in Edmonton, Alberta in 1958. They made Edmonton their home for the next 40 years, where they raised their 10 children. He loved his family more than anything and was forever expressing his love for them. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was known for his missionary influence while serving as a Bishop in Edmonton. Morgan is survived by his dear devoted wife Alma of 71 years and his children Brenda (Dave) Deverill, Randy (Vicky) Wolsey, Terry (Janet) Wolsey, Curt (Janis) Wolsey, Randy Cunningham, Doug (Sharlene) Wolsey, Teresa (Mark) Baldry, Denise (Allan) Nelson, Jeanine (Wendell) Olsen, Roger (Catherine) Wolsey, 38 Grand children and 58 Great Grandchildren. Morgan was predeceased by his parents and 8 siblings, and is survived by his younger brother and best friend Byron Wolsey. The family would like to thank Dr. Lloyd Clarke and the Lee Crest Staff for their compassionate and kind care. If so desired, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, General Missionary fund. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery. Email your condolences to:legacyfh@telus.net

CHRISTINA ELIZABETH JANE MORROW passed away on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014 having joyfully celebrated her 100th birthday on March 22 of this year. She was born in Belfast, Ireland to Thomas and Emma Matilda Yeates Morrow and was the eldest of 8 children.
She was predeceased by siblings: Evelyn, Robert, Helen, Ida and Fred and her cousin, Alice McCormack Crawford. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Emma Marshall of Ottawa and her children Sandra and Jeffrey (Julie), and Peggy Campbell of Toronto and her son Donald, sister-in-law, Joan Neighal of Australia, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her McCormack Cousins: Mary McCormack Hicks of Ottawa, Pat McCormack Hamilton, and Nancy McCormack Schaalje of Lethbridge. Jane first came to Canada in 1924 at the age of 10 years with her aunt, Maud McCormack. After 3 years in Canada, she returned to her parents in Ireland, but loved Canada so much she was determined to return which she did in 1937 and lived for many years with the McCormack family with whom she was very close. Jane was adept at needlecrafts ­ embroidery and knitting especially and has knit many items including children¹s stuffed toys, afghans and squares for Blankets for Canada. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since she joined in 1952. In 1959 she was called as a missionary to the British Mission and served in England, Ireland and Scotland. Jane loved to sing and was thrilled to be able to sing in a 200 voice choir at the dedication of a chapel by President David O. McKay. Jane has made Lethbridge her home since 1979 living most recently at Garden View Lodge. Jane will be sadly missed by all the family. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Ave. South. Friends may meet with the family from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Interment in the Magrath Cemetery.

1961 ~ 2014
Mr. Rodney Stephen Houghton (Rowdy) of Raymond, beloved son of Mr. Leonard Houghton, passed away peacefully at the age of 52 years, with his family by his side, on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Rowdy is survived by his father Leonard Sr.; his brother Leonard Jr. (Diane); his sisters Debbie (Dennis), Denise; his nieces and nephews Kristin, Chris, Shawn, Dillon, Dalton, Dustin and Kelsi. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Houghton. Rowdy was born on December 18, 1961 in Lethbridge. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. You¹ll always be with us and will be greatly missed by all who knew you.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 29, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE¹S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Pilar Gateman, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 1A3 or to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A129, 960 ­ 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

ROSELLE ISABEL ROHEAD passed away at the St. Michaels¹ Health Centre on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the age of 97 years.
Roselle is survived by her son Jack (Kathi) Rohead of Herriman, Utah as well as her grandchildren; Darin, Sean and Kelly and seven great grandchildren. A Private family graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

GEORGE SCHLICHTER, beloved husband of Gerda passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 23 at the age of 84.
George was born in Barcs, Hungary on January 11, 1930, the only child of Adam and Elizabeth Schlichter. He moved to Canada in 1951, settled in Lethbridge and was followed by Gerda in 1953. He was a skilled craftsman, trained as a furniture maker in Europe and established a custom home building business in Lethbridge. He has laid down his tools, but his accomplishments are featured in many fine homes throughout Southern Alberta. George will be sadly missed by Gerda Schlichter, his wife of 61 years; his children: Edith (Doug), Henry (Lori), Don (Loretta) and Gary (Lisa) and his twelve grandchildren: Lana, Lucy (Chris), Kevin, Adam, Miyah, Amanda, Sadie, Mason, Justine, Megan, Savannah and Bronson, and one great- grandson, Otto. Rest in peace George. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge with Deacon Bill Young officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, followed by a get together at Eagle Hall, 631 ­ 13 Street North, Lethbridge. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may give to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge AB, T1J 4K7.

SHARON ANN VOORT (nee Stotyn) cherished wife of Tony Voort of Lethbridge, Alberta joined her beloved Jesus for a walk in our Lord¹s garden on September 23, 2014. Sharon is also lovingly remembered by her children Nancy (Roger) Metz, Kathy Voort (Keith) and David Voort in Lethbridge, her grandchildren Tannon, Sera and Skyla, her mother Lena, her brothers Cal (Liz) and Len (Wanda) and sisters Doreen Stoytn, and Yvonne (Kerry) Peters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many dear friends.
Sharon was a very large part of the St. Andrew¹s Presbyterian Church. She loved her church family and enjoyed many years teaching and as Superintendant of the Sunday school. She shared her love of music with the choir and enjoyed spending time with her special group of friends, singing their favourite hymns to the tune of a guitar or piano, on Sunday mornings. Her love was spread through the lyrics of melody and she touched us all to the final note. Sharon and Tony raised their family and spent a lot of time outdoors. They often took their children on long camping trips, teaching them of creatures great and small while hiking through mountains, boating and swimming. When their three grandchildren were born, the outdoors was introduced to them and they were often found snuggled around a campfire sharing stories about life and love. Sharon¹s love of nature was expressed in the beauty of her own home. Tony and Sharon spent many hours creating their oasis; her gardens blooming from early spring to late fall. Their waterfall and the song of birds was a place of grace where family and friends often gathered. Sharon is welcomed in heaven by Chris Stotyn (father), Sylvia Law (sister), Henk & Gerrie Voort (in-laws), Anne Voort (sister-in-law), Gus Vander Linden (brother-in-law) and Roger Vander Linden (nephew).
A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW¹S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 ­ 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating. A private interment will be held prior to the service.
Donations in Sharon¹s memory can be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 -9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5. or to St. Andrew¹s Presbyterian Church, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, T1J 0W6.
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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

ZARETSKI, John Frederick
December 15, 1926 – September 16, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce John Frederick Zaretski passed away surrounded by family at the St. Michael¹s Health Centre September 16, 2014. John will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. John was born December 15, 1926 in Grenfell Saskatchewan to Emilie (Litke) / Zaretzki and Wilhelm Zaretzki. Baptized by Pastor Mondinger in the Lutheran church in Grenfell Saskatchewan: John Frederick. There were seven children in the family, three girls and four boys. John grew up on a homestead two and one half miles west and a mile and a half south of Archerwill Saskatchewan. He attended Echo Park and Archerwill schools. John is predeceased by his infant children Carman Nov 21/60 and Robert Dec 6/63, granddaughter Christine Jan 6/90, daughter-in-law Caroline Jan 4/10 and daughter-in-law Lorraine May 11/10. He is also predeceased by many other relatives including his father-in-law Andrew Honnef March 29/77, brother-in-law Elmer Olson April/77, uncle Emanuel Dec.16/77, mother Emilie May 20/78, father Wilhelm April 01/91, sister Freda (Fay) July 03/95, brother-in-law Allen Parrington Nov. 29/95, mother-in-law Mary Honnef March 04/97, cousin Ingrid Grobl in 2001, aunt Ida Borchardt March 11/04, aunt Minnie Zaretzki Jan 03/05, sister Elsie Sanchuck Dec 03/06, brother-in-law Edgar Dukes Sept.06/06, sister Mary Parrington July 24/09, uncle Willi Borchardt Oct. 12/12. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances and their children, Erroll (Tasma), Eulane, Gwen (Gordon), Eldon (Deb), Karen, Wayne (Irene), Dale (Stacey), Don (Tammy), Laureen and Sharlet (Karl); also by his grandchildren throughout Canada, Shawna (Ryan) Lussier, Dana (Steve) Lyons, Duane (Kelly) Zaretski, Delilah (Chris) Carson, Coreina (Dave) Hubert, Sheamos (Amanda) Zaretski, Eva, Tamara, Tannis, Jeremy, James (Kristi) Zaretski, Stephanie (Cody) Turnbull, Chantel (Lance) Langan, Cassondra, Katia and Katerina; also by his 25 great grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends. The Celebration of life will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend Aldeen McKay officiating. Interment will follow service at the Mountain View Cemetery on Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Those who wish may make a donation in John¹s memory to the charity of their choice. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

George Nakatsuru
1922 – 2014
George Nakatsuru, beloved husband of the late Mie Nakatsuru, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; . Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Blaine Burbank
1944 – 2014
Blaine Hall Burbank, beloved husband of Judy Burbank of Vauxhall, passed away peacefully in Taber on Monday, September 22, 2014 after a two year battle with cancer at the age of 70 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 5, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, October 6, 2014 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, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Poul Blindback conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a cause very dear to Blaine¹s heart, The Jets Stadium Society, Box 516, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 or to the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, Box 618, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0, to help a young man fulfill his dreams.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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