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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 5, 2015.

DR. RAY BAINBOROUGH, beloved husband of Barbara Goodwin-Bainborough, of Raymond, passed away at the Prairie Ridge Lodge on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
A Memorial Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Preston Schilk officiating.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ray, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.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

 Stefan (Steve) Jan Brzezina
1938 – 2015
Stefan (Steve) Jan Brzezina of Coaldale, beloved husband of Beverely Brzezina, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2015 at the age of 77 years.
Steve was born on February 20, 1938 in Majdan Starowiejski, Poland and immigrated to Canada from Germany with his parents in 1950. He grew up and worked in Southern Alberta. Steve had a lengthy career with the province of Alberta as a tax assessor.
He loved his garden, fishing trips with family and friends, carpentry, and the companionship of the family pets.
Besides his loving wife Beverly, Steve Brzezina is survived by Susan (Dale) Dersch, Steven Brezina, Craig Brezina, Ellen Brezina and Shannon Brezina (Tom O’Connor), as well as, Mark Watt (Evelisa), Lara Watt and Jordan Watt. Grandchildren; Janine and Jason Dersch, Skyla Russell (Chris McCormick), Matthew and Randall Brezina, as well as Natalia and Evenia Watt. Great granddaughter Violet Russell-McCormick, and Sister Teresa Kerner (Ron) as well as a nephew, nieces and numerous cousins.
Steve was predeceased by his parents Jan and Janina Brzezina and son Douglas Brezina.
A private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Claresholm, AB at the age of 53 years.
Eldy is survived by the love of his life Marian, his daughters Kari (Kendyn) Mackenzie and Mandy (Matt) MacLellan, his son Brett Carlson, and his five grandchildren Jaydyn, Dominik, Kady, Coadee, and Kinsley who he absolutely adored. He is also survived by his siblings Doug (Tracey) Carlson, Lorie (Mac) Sloan, Craig (Nancy) Carlson, and Michelle (Bob) Rice, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Eldy was predeceased by his parents Marvyn Carlson and Dorinne Ruston and his in-laws Vinall and Phyllis Hatch. Eldy will be greatly missed by all those who know and love him.
The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TEMPLE STREET CHAPEL on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.
Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

  Rene Colombo
1938 – 2015
Rene (nee Zelenka) Colombo of Lethbridge, formerly of Taber, passed away begrudgingly on June 1, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Yes, you read that correctly. Rene lived life to the fullest and even while battling advanced stages of cancer, fully expected to live to 100.
Rene grew up on a farm south of Taber with 5 sisters and 2 brothers and spent many hours on the coulee ridge with her horse Bunny. She graduated from the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959 and was working as a nurse in Yellowknife when she met her future husband Keith. Together they had a son Mike and daughter Lisa, and eventually settled back in Taber. After a tragic car accident took Keith’s life in 1980, Rene rekindled her early love of travel and throughout the rest of her life made her way to many wonderful places around the world.
“Auntie” Rene was quick to laugh, extremely supportive and her home was the central gathering point for many friends and relatives. She loved the color green, was fond of red wine, overplayed Neil Diamond albums and felt sincerely blessed to have such a close family and to have met so many fantastic people.
Rene is survived by brother Dennis (Julie), sisters Mona (Ray) and Marilyn, children Mike (Ashley) and Lisa (Pierre), grandchildren Sydney and Bryn, Christopher and Aubin, countless nieces and nephews; along with a truly extraordinary amount of purses and shoes.
Rene was very clear about what was to happen when she passed. She would not stand for an event where people stood around mourning, sipping tea and whispering in hushed tones. She wanted a party to celebrate her life with music, wine and lemon treats. So that’s what we are going to have. A celebration of Rene’s life will be held on Sunday, August 16th from 1:30-3:30 in Taber, at the HERITAGE INN HOTEL, 4830-46 Ave, Hwy 3, Taber, AB.
In lieu of flowers donations in Rene’s name can be made to Canadian Cancer Society, 317- 10 St. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

VICTOR D’ANDREA, beloved husband of Maxine D’Andrea, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Ave South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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

Dr. G. Alan Robison, Ph.D., 80, passed away on May 25, 2015 at Eagle’s Trace in Houston, Texas. Al was preceded in death by his daughter, Amelia N’Orlean “Missy” (Westerfield). He is survived by his former wife, Jill; his son, James Darcy; his granddaughter, Jennifer Marie (Palmer); his great-granddaughters, Amelia Noëlle (Palmer) and Clara Juliette (Palmer); his sisters, Kathleen (Wesley) and children, Gregg, Karen and Diane; Barbara (Hoyt) and children, Michael, Christopher, Sarah, Megan; and Linda (Harris) and daughter Kassidy. Al was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on November 4, 1934. In 1957, he graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, where he was awarded the E.L. Woods Memorial Prize by the Canadian Foundation for the Advancement of Pharmacy for submission of the best undergraduate thesis in Canadian schools of pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from Tulane University in 1962, and he later performed postdoctoral research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He then joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, first as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, then as Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology. Al was the principal author of “Cyclic AMP,” a groundbreaking work published in 1971 by the Academic Press in New York, along with Dr. Robert W. Butcher and Dr. Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for related work. In 1972, Al moved from Nashville to Houston, Texas to become the first Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a position he held for nearly 20 years. He was also a distinguished professor of pharmacology at the University of Texas Medical School, where an award was established in his name for student excellence in pharmacology, and at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Among other awards he received, Al was honored in 1979 by the National Academy of Sciences with the inaugural James Murray Luck Award for Excellence in Scientific Reviewing. He also chaired numerous scientific conferences and symposia in the United States and abroad and served on dozens of scientific journal editorial boards and advisory committees. Aside from his professional scientific work, Al was a key player in several other organizations. In 1995, he co-founded the Drug Policy Forum of Texas with Jerry Epstein to promote the discussion of scientific information about drugs and effective alternatives to existing drug policy. He served as President of the Houston Philosophical Society from 1997-1998. He was also a charter member of the Houston Investors Association and was the Stock Market Special Interest Group leader for nearly 20 years. Al had an inquiring mind and continually added to an extensive and wide-ranging book collection. He was also a music lover and an avid collector of jazz records and rare LP’s. At one time, he even owned an interest in a music store that specialized in jazz recordings. He also took a keen interest in genealogy and organized a family reunion in 2007 of hundreds of people in the border country between Scotland and England. Al will be deeply missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of Bayou Vista at Eagle’s Trace for their loving care. The family memorial service will be in Waterton Lakes, a favorite place of Al’s.

Sherry Handsaeme
1965 – 2015
Sherry Lynn Handsaeme died suddenly on May 30, 2015, doing what she loved. She was biking with a friend, training for the San Francisco Alcatraz triathlon (June 7, 2015).
Sherry was born July 18, 1965 in Eastend, Saskatchewan to Waine and Effie Madson. When she was four her family moved to Taber, Alberta, and then eventually settled in Lethbridge when she was seven years old in 1972.
Over the years Sherry excelled in the field of accounting and finance. In 2012 she received her Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University. She was most recently employed as Finance Manager at Cargill Feed and Nutrition.
When not working Sherry spent her time running, swimming, biking, or with her friends and family. She was an accomplished triathlete; having finished the IronMan Canada in 2006, and over 150 other races, marathons and triathlons.
Besides her husband Jack Handsaeme, Sherry is survived by her parents: Waine and Effie Madson, her two daughters: Rikki (Robi) Chakrabarti, and Danielle (Lance) Friesen, her two step-daughters: Kristin (Cam) McIntosh and Jennifer (Shylo) Harvey, her five grand-children: Caleb (8) and Samuel (4) Chakrabarti, Cashis Harvey (1), Makenna (7) and Brexten (1) McIntosh, her two brothers: Dean (Tanya) Madson and their children Kevin and Ashley, and Mark Madson and his son Alexandre, and her grandmother Dorothy Madson.
A Celebration of Sherry’s Life will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Mark Dyck, officiating.
In lieu of flowers Jack has requested that we would continue Sherry’s garden over the years. Please consider gift certificates to Green Haven Garden Centre for bedding plants so Sherry’s garden of roses, petunias, and other bedding plants can continue to grow and bring sunshine to us all.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

MICHAEL KAUFMANN, beloved husband of Colleen Kaufmann of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
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

ATSUMI MATSUSHITA , beloved wife of the late Charles Mei, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the age of 90 years. She was the loving mother of: Helen (Gerry), Amy (Wayne), Mary (Braum), and Simon. She leaves behind eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She also is survived by sister Miyoko (George), sister-in-law Yoko, and brother Shigeru. Atsumi was born in Tottori-ken, Japan in 1924. She loved her crafts, and excelled in baking, sewing, cooking, and knitting. In 1956 she married Charles. She was a loving mother and wife. Friends and family will gather on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Koden and flowers are respectfully declined.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the third of four children of Ethel & Lester DeArmond. Left to mourn his passing: his wife of 18 years, Ann Creer, Victoria, and his sister Ellen (Bill) Cuppen (Flint), Cranbrook. He was predeceased by two elder brothers, Clarence (Mary) of Edmonton, and Rupert (Myrtle) of Courtenay, BC.
Keith was also predeceased by his first wife, Evangeline Safioles and his first child, Debbie. Two more daughters from this marriage survive; Leslie (Jim) McDavid, Claresholm, AB and Kathy (Danny) Boldt, Stavely, AB
Also mourning his passing are his second wife Elizabeth DeArmond of Victoria and their three children; Marischal (Laurie) DeArmond, Victoria, Richard DeArmond (Barbara McIntyre), Mayne Island, BC and Heather (Michael) Matson, Langley, BC.
These children bore him eleven grandchildren; Trevor, Michael, Holly, Evangeline, Dayton, Kaeley, Brooke, Alexis, John, David and Luke, as well as one great- grandchild, Carlo. They, along with numerous nieces and nephews will also miss him in their lives.
Keith spent years in Saskatoon, Vancouver, Cranbrook, Lethbridge, and ultimately Victoria. He passed away quietly in the excellent care of the Victoria Hospice Society on May 6 with his wife Ann and son Richard at his side.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Victoria at Beacon Hill Park on June 8, 2015. Memories and condolences can be offered through Earth Options at
http://www.earthsoption.com/ obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=496831#/ celebrationWall
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local hospice society would be appreciated.

Donald Ostby
1933 – 2015
Donald Ostby of Coutts, passed away suddenly at Gold Springs Park on May 29, 2015 at the age of 81 years.
A Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Coutts Civic Center, 105 Center Ave, Coutts, AB.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dons name may be made directly to Coutts Fire and Rescue, 201 Center Ave, Coutts, AB, T0K 0N0.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

 Jim Vandenberg
1952 – 2015
Mr. Jim Vandenberg of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Mrs. Nella Vandenberg, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the age of 62 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

GARRETT RAINS, beloved son of Lonnie and Kelly, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the age of 28 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at THE COAST LETHBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert 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
Cornelia Bos
1922 – 2015
Cornelia Bos, of Taber, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the age of 92 years, to be at peace with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 5, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Cornelia is survived by her children Ann (Pete) Van Beers of Taber, Jane (Casey) Bydevaate of Taber, Toni (Pete) Rozendaal of Barnwell, Peter (Connie) Bos of Goderich, Ontario, Alice (Henry) Nyman of Wellington, Ontario, Helene (John) Moore of Goderich, Ontario, Arjan (Lora) Bos of Forest, Ontario and Caroline (Rod) Berg of Barrie, Ontario; daughter-in-law Margie (Doug), forty grandchildren, fifty great grandchildren as well as two sisters in Ontario and one sister in Holland.
She was predeceased by her husband Pieter, son Cor, grandsons Samuel Bos and Joel Bydevaate and nine brothers and sisters.
Cornelia was born on August 15, 1922 in Moordrecht, The Netherlands. She married Pieter on June 13, 1947. In 1967 they immigrated to Canada with their nine children. Cornelia was a devoted mother to her nine children and dedicated her life to raising them in a Godly way. After immigrating to Canada, with her family, Pieter and Cornelia settled in Ontario to begin farming. In 1981 they headed west to retire, settling in Barnwell. She has always had an active interest in the lives of her grandchildren, and delighted spending time with her great grandchildren. In her later years she learned how to use a computer and loved to watch Dutch programs and listen to sermons online.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Cornelia’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, (Palliative Care), 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-

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