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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 20, 2014.


H. LAMONT MATKIN passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the age of 93 years, beloved husband of Rhea Card Matkin of Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m.

January 28, 1953 ­- November 18, 2014
Betty Andrus of High River, Alberta passed away peacefully at her home on November 18, 2014 at the age of 61 years. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Frank; her daughter Deniece (Jason) Lisowicz, son Bobby Soltesz (Natalie); six stepchildren; grandchildren Tiberius, Kaelyn, Joeseph, Raynee, Cayden; 21 step grandchildren, and 11 step great grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Ivan and Agnes, her sister Bev as well as two nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Henderson Lakeside Golf Course (2727 South Parkside Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0C6) on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Donations can be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, (8602 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1) http://www.albertadiabetes foundation.com To send condolences and view Betty¹s Tribute Page please visit http://www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242

Barbara Ann Scott-Yellow Horn of Brocket, AB, beloved wife of Joseph Yellow Horn passed away on November 18, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Her wake service will be held at 5:00 P.M, November 20, 2014 at Joseph Yellow Horn¹s residence. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. November 21, 2014 at the PIIKANI COMMUNITY HALL.

January 13, 1955 ­- November 14, 2014
Margaret Bolduc of Claresholm passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the age of 59 years.
Margaret is lovingly remembered by her family; husband, David of 36 years; son, Mathew (Adeleen); grandson, Merrit; siblings, Mike Lencucha (Miriam), Mary Ann (Terry Cennon), Joe (Joyce), Paul Lencucha, Anita (Larry Annand), Cecilia, Theresa (Paul Belter), Pat Lencucha (Karen), Helen (Dave McKinnon) and Rita (Gerry Bulmer); sisters-in-law, Pat Butler, Diann Rowat; and brother-in-law, Dyce Bolduc (Adrianna); nieces and nephews and a host of cherished friends. Margaret was predeceased by her parents; Joseph and Ricca Lencucha and Floyd and Alice Bolduc. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8 Street W., Claresholm, AB on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are graciously declined. If you so wish, a donation in Margaret¹s memory may be made to the Arthritis Society of Alberta & NWT, #300, 1301 ­ 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1B7. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca

March 19, 1940 – November 16th, 2014
An Interment Service will be held at the GRANUM CHRISTIAN REFORMED CEMETERY on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. A Memorial Service will follow the interment at the MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB. at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Jim Zondervan 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 care@cornerstonefh.ca

O¹takapinaakii² (Round Eyes)
November 20, 1949 – November 14, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister, mother, auntie, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend Clara. She passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 64. Clara was born to the late Alex Sr. & Susie Hunt in Cardston, Alberta. She attended St. Paul¹s Residential school where she later met her first love Francis Red Crow wtih whom she had their three daughters. After his passing she then attended Lethbridge College to further her education. Once completed, she enrolled with the Health Care Institute of Learning and graduated with her Personal Care Attendant Certificate where she later went on to work with Grey stokes. During this time she met the love of her life Francis Zugo who she later married. They resided in Lethbridge until his passing where they raised their grandchildren together. Grandma was an avid home maker she enjoyed sewing, beading, crocheting, embroidering, and liked attending every powwow she could. She was very proud of her spirituality and cultural background. Clara loved to Sundance; she danced for 10 years with the North-End Sun dancer¹s. She always made an effort to attend all the sweats and night lodges to pray for her family and friends.
Clara was a 17 year survivor of Breast Cancer. She wanted to help bring awareness and a positive message to all those who were fighting cancer. She had no trouble recalling how she felt when she got her diagnosis. After a 6 month period of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy she overcame the cancer and took it upon herself to help find a cure. In October, 2007 Clara spearheaded an annual fundraiser called ³Celebration of Cancer Survivorship², with the help of her siblings, to raise money and awareness on the Blood Reserve. She took great pride from the outcome of the support that came from the community. She was very grateful to everyone who helped and supported her in her cause. Her message was ³I would like the people to open their eyes and keep on fighting for their lives. It¹s a tough road but we have to keep fighting². Clara has left behind her daughters Pearline, Lisa, and Raecine, and her son Louis, her grandchildren Anh, Binh, Keith, Carmen (Fabian), Illdiko, Minh, Martina, Lucas, Jolissa, Sunshine, and Montana and her great grandchildren Kellita, Alia, Azarah, Karter, Kasey Jr, Daylin, and Kalaya. She has also leaves behind her sibilings Alex Jr. (Bernice), Pat, Albert (Elizabeth), Roger (Katherine), Robert, Gabriel, Wilbert, Della, Nora, Regina, Darlene, adopted brother Stewart Weasel Moccasin and adopted sister¹s Ada Red Crow & Wilma Vielle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Willy Hunt Sr. Veronica Hunt, and Marina Hunt daughter Irene Day Chief and grandchildren Jolie, Barbara, and Linda. The Wake Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve, Alberta on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul¹s Anglican Church on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Those who desire may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society in her honour. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

ALFRED ³AL² GRAINGER, beloved husband of Monica Grainger of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. Al was born and raised in Canmore and moved to Calgary in 1945. He and Monica were married in 1953 and celebrate sixty one years together this month. Over the years, Al was employed by Westinghouse, Texaco Exploration and Home Oil. He enjoyed living at Hidden Valley Golf Resort at Siksika from 1984-2013. He spent the summers golfing with his family, friends and coaching his grandchildren. In his retirement he and Monica wintered in Ajo, AZ until 2002. Then they relocated to the Crowsnest Pass and then Lethbridge. Al’s children learned the theme song for CBC’s “As It Happens” because Dad was the dedicated family chauffeur for many evening music lessons, sporting events, and other activities. Summers at Siksika were a rite of passage for Al’s grandkids as they were woven into the Grainger fabric where they learned to have fun and appreciate family.
Al was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1186. He had many hobbies including Bridge, stained glass, golf and curling. As well, he enjoyed watching the Flames and Stampeders.
Dad was dearly loved by his wife Monica, children Louise (Larry McMahon) of Taber, Margot (Craig Chantler) of Calgary, Susan (Vern Boldick) of Duchess, John (of Saskatoon), and Jane (Paul Crawford) of Calgary, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, his brother Gord (Dorothy) of Summerland BC, sisters Eunice Hall of Brooks and June (Henry) Reid of Calgary. He was predeceased by his sister Winnie Stirling and his brothers Robert and David and his daughter-in-law Lenna Grainger.
Prayers will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 ­ Mayor Magrath Drive South on Thursday, Nov. 20th at 7 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 ­ 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, Nov. 21st at 11 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback as Celebrant. A private interment for family only will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Habitat for Humanity 403, 477 ­ Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ONT., M4S 2L9, Doctors without Borders 402, 720 ­ Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ont. M5S 2T9, or the Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
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 care@cornerstonefh.ca

Jim passed away suddenly at his home in Pincher Creek, Alberta on November 15, 2014 at the age of 79 Years. He leaves behind his loving wife Roberta of 59 years, his daughter Debra (Terry) Sorge, his son James (Kari) Zieffle and son -in-law Jeff Grogan. Jim also had 5 granddaughters Lindsay, Heather, Cassie, Sydney and Charmaine and 7 great grandchildren. Jim was predeceased by his daughter Cindy and infant grandson Bryan, mother Alice, father Emil and brother Don. Jim was born September 27, 1935 in Pincher Creek where he resided all of his life. Jim was a long term employee at Waterton Lakes National Park at a job that he dearly loved, to live and work in close proximity to mountains and beautiful vistas. Fishing, hunting and trapping captured his early interests. As he got older photography, bird watching, reading and making willow canes became his hobbies, fishing remained a constant. Jim was a loving father and grandfather; nothing gave him greater pleasure than his family. He will be sorely missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at PINCHER CREEK UNITED CHURCH, 972 Police Ave., Pincher Creek, AB with Reverend Brent Woodard, Officiating.
Memorial Donations may be made in Jim¹s name to S.T.A.R.S, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7 or the Alberta Children¹s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8

1921 ­ 2014
Mary Gossen (nee Ens) passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on November 14, 2014.
Internment will take place at 1:00pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY for close family only. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 17 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Lillian Thompson, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

AMY McKENZIE passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
She is the loving mother of: Karen Taylor, Germaine (Joe) Izmajlowicz, Tracy McKenzie, and Barb (Bill) Funk. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a sister Caroline Linitski, and a brother John Linitski. Amy is predeceased by brothers: Joseph Linitski, Stanley Linitski, sister Helen Jones, and parents Karl and Mary Linitski. Amy was an amazing women, she raised a beautiful, strong, independent daughter (Karen). Then at a time in her life when most women retire (in her 60¹s) she adopted and raised three girls (Germaine, Tracy and Barb) who each turned out to be beautiful, strong independent women thanks to her love, patience and guidance. She loved all her girls and loved even more spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved gardening and even won the top prize in Raymond for her petunia gardens that she raised from seeds in her green house and planted by hand every year by herself. She loved ice fishing and could out fish the men any time. In her later years, Grandma was diagnosed with Dementia, a disease that slowly took her to a place that we could not follow. Grandma loved and was loved by many people and she will be greatly missed. People were automatically drawn to her because of her effervescent personality, infectious smile and sparkling blue eyes. All those who knew her will truly miss her. The family would like to thank the Staff at Extendicare for their compassion, exceptional care and love they gave to her. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Viewing will take place 1 hour prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, 402-740-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

November 25, 1963 ­ – November 14, 2014
On November 14, 2014 Annette passed away, at the age of 50, with family and friends by her bedside at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge AB. Annette is lovingly remembered and survived by her husband Rainier, daughter Traci (Darryl); Siblings: Terry (Karen), Brenda (Herman), Moses, and Colleen (Chris); Nephews: Levi, Edmund, Lyndon, Melvin, Brennan, Timothy, and Phillip; Niece: Shannon, as well as a large extended family and much loved friends. She was predeceased by her parents Hugh and Rose; grandparents: William & Julia Knowlton and Victor & Nora North Peigan. The two-day wake service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on November 20th at Annette¹s home in Brocket, AB. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket.

49 year member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union, Local 496, Calgary, passed away November 18, 2014. The Officers, Members & Staff wish to express their deepest sympathy to the family.

VICTOR MADELEY WARD, beloved husband of Patricia Ward of Lethbridge, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 83 years. He is the loving father of: Robert (Mariea) of Taber, Alan (Raina) of Edmonton, Tony of Cardston, Stephen (Jennifer) of Leduc, Ken (Juanita) of Lethbridge, David (Tara) of Lethbridge, and Victoria of Cardston. He is survived by 19 grandchildren; 10 1/2 great grandchildren; Julia Ward (sister), Edward (Pat) Ward (brother) of Coventry, England, along with several nieces and nephews. Victor is predeceased by his mother Roseann Thompson and his father Ernest Joseph Ward of Wolston, England, and his brother Eric, sister Joanne Ward; as well as granddaughter Marilyn (Alan & Raina) and great granddaughter Hailey (Tony).
Friends may meet the family on Thursday, November 20 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the Funeral Service on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Aaron Bridge officiating.
Interment to follow in the Barnwell Cemetery. Donations in Victor¹s name may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one¹s choice.

1948 ~ 2014
William James “Bill” Glover died peacefully in Foothills Hospital on November 17th, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 66. Bill will be sorely missed by his loving wife, Jacki Glover (née Jaques); children, Jennifer (Kowal), and Ryan Glover; son-in-law, Kelsey Kowal; daughter-in-law, Kathy Glover (Hosier); and grandchildren, Lillian and Andrew Kowal, and Oliver and Emmett Glover. He was greatly loved by the rest of his family: Ken and Elinor (deceased) Glover, and their children Brian (deceased) (Nicole), Diane, and Karen (deceased) (Brett Matson); Don and Joyce Glover, and their children Cathy, and Bob (Margo); Gerry and Danny Limoges, and their children Philip (Julia), and Andrea (Eric Becker); and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bill was born on June 16, 1948 in Calgary, Alberta to Elizabeth and Ed Glover. He has called Calgary, Saskatoon and Lethbridge home. He graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School in Calgary, the University of Calgary, and Gonzaga University (Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum). His work included a variety of management positions, and computer sales, with his last job being with the Social Securities Tribunal. The most important thing in Bill¹s life was his family. On November 8, 1996, Bill received the most precious gift of another chance at life when he was given a heart transplant. Because of the selfless generosity of the donor and his family, Bill was able to see both of his children graduate from university, grow into adults, marry their best friends, and become parents themselves. Bill also saw all four of his grandchildren born, held them, and watched them grow. These children were the light of his life, and his favorite legacy. Another cornerstone in Bill¹s life was to be of service. In that respect, he was deeply involved with Scouts Canada, Rotary, the Freemasons, Fifth on Fifth Youth Services, and was politically active. He made amazing connections with people in all areas of his life, and was a positive influence to those whose lives he touched with his knowledge, support, and distinctive sense of humour. It is that humour that most will remember him by. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Southminster United Church, 1011-4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill¹s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Masonic Foundation of Alberta (c/o Freemasons Hall, 10318-100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A2 http://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-masonic-foundation-of-alberta/, or the Calgary Health Trust and donate to the Southern Alberta Transplant Program, 800-11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6A5. In honour of Bill, talk to your families about organ donation, and hug the people you love. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

1927 ~ 2014
Mr. William Flynn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Valentina Flynn, passed away on November 17, 2014 at the age of 87 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

1932 ~ 2014
Mrs. Yick Fuen Tsang Lau of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Chung Ken Lau, passed away at the St. Michael¹s Health Centre on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 82 years.  Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Cornelius Dyck
1942 – 2014
Cornelius Dyck, beloved husband of Susanna Dyck, passed away in Turin on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the age of 72 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Peace Valley Mennonite Church, Chin on Thursday, November 20, 2014 between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Peace Valley Mennonite Church, Chin on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. 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.

Helen Odland
1935 – 2014
Helen Arlene Odland, beloved wife of Erling Odland, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the age of 79 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, November 20, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Burial Service will be held at the Enchant Cemetery on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall, Alberta on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. with Pastor Jeffery Frostad officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Besides her loving husband Erling, Helen is survived by children Doug (Cathy) Odland of Vauxhall, Rosalie (Tony) Schiiler of Strathmore and Glenn (Deanne) Odland of Taber; grandchildren Kaley Odland (Stephanie Sheridan), Jesse (Yasmin) Odland, Brooke Odland (Bobby Scott), Zachary (Blare) Odland, Bobbi Odland, Erik Schiiler and Nelson Schiiler; great grandchildren Wyatt and Weston Odland. She is also survived by her sisters Joan (David) Snaith of Vauxhall, Marlene (Gil) Pakarno of Hays; brother Gerald (Bev) Sivertson of Lethbridge; sisters-in-law Joyce Odland of Coaldale, Polly (Joe) Claeys of Lethbridge and Arlene Tolley of Lethbridge; uncle Donald (Trish) Hagen, aunts Alma Severtson and Pearl Pontarolo as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father Sivert Sivertson, mother Mabel Snaith,sister Betty Sivertson; brothers-in-law Peter Odland and Bill Tolley. Helen Arlene Sivertson was born on February 10,1935 to Mabel and Sivert Sivertson in Carmangay. She was named “Helen” after her grandfather Helmik and “Arlene” after her grandmother Anna. Helen was raised in the Enchant area and went to school in Sundial and Enchant. She went to Camrose Luthern College from 1952 to 1953 where she graduated as a commercial secretary. Helen was one of five cheerleaders and was also on the badminton team. She worked at the PFRA in Vauxhall until she married the love of her life, Erling Odland on April 10, 1954.
Helen was an avid golfer, curler and bowler, she won the Western Regional Bowling Tournament for senior junior one year and they went to Vancouver to compete in the Western Championship. She was a lifetime member of the Sons of Norway in Lethbridge, the Seniors club in Vauxhall and a member of the Ladies Legion Auxiliary in Vauxhall. Helen also spent many years doing ceramics and then after some time started painting on rocks, saws and canvas. Many relatives have pieces of her art. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen¹s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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