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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 8, 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

Ted Bingham
Mr. Ted Bingham of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2015.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Mr. Walter Fuchs, formerly of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, passed away on June 2, 2015 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his children, Wendy Fuchs of Coleman, Wayne (Leona) Fuchs of McKenzie, BC, Monica (Clay) Wolsey of Vernon, BC, Karen (Doug) Lowes of Cranbrook, BC and Richard (Kazuyo) Fuchs of Yokohama, Japan; his grandchildren, Christina (Brad) Botrakoff, Nicholas (Sophia) Fuchs, Curtis Fuchs, Mitchell Wolsey, Rachel Wolsey, Liam Lowes and Quinn Lowes; his great grandchildren, Cameron, Mikayla, Carter and Chloe; his brother, Artur Fuchs of Edmonton, AB; his sisters, Christa (John) Krykwo of Morinville, AB and Rosie (Andy) Bordush of Edmonton, AB; and his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marline Fuchs; his infant son, Timothy Fuchs; his parents, Bruno & Erna Fuchs; and his sister, Trudy Atamanchuk.
The Funeral Service honouring Walter’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, AB with Pastor Andrew Craig officiating. Donations in memory may be directed to the Coleman Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, PO Box 175, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0.
Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.
(403) 562-8555.

ALEXANDER KOGLER, beloved husband of Katherine Kogler for 64 years, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Richard Neve
1954 – 2015
Mr. Richard Neve of Lethbridge, passed away on May 24, 2015 at the age of 60 years.
A Memorial service will be held at 4:30pm on Monday, June 8, 2015 at STREETS ALIVE MISSION, 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com
to send a private condolence.

Anna Ponomar
1925 – 2015
Mrs. Anna Ponomar of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Serhi “George” Ponomar, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the age of 90 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Jim Vandenberg
1952 – 2015
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and Opa. Mr. Jim Vandenberg of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Nella Vandenberg, after a short illness of cancer at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the age of 62 years.
Jim was born in Lethbridge on July 15, 1952. On January 27, 1977 he married Nella and together they moved to a farm out west of Picture Butte, where he worked until the time of his passing.
Besides his loving wife Nella, Jim is survived by his eight children Jamie (Barbara) Vandenberg, Edwin (Leanna) Vandenberg, Henry (Evaline) Vandenberg, Elizabeth (Jim) Beusekom, Henrietta (Arjan) Verduyn, Ben (Jacquline) Vandenberg, Cornell (Willeta) Vandenberg, and Colinda (Allan) Denbok; eight brothers, five sisters, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Evert John and Hendrika; father-in-law Evert Vande Bruinhorst; brother Henry; sister Janet, and son-in-law Jan Dunsbergen.
Family and friends are invited to pay their condolences between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 601 3A Street S., Picture Butte, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 601 3A Street S., Picture Butte, AB, with Reverend A.H. Verhoef, officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, 701 3A Street S., Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0.
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VESELY, John Anthony
April 26, 1925 – June 1, 2015
Surrounded by his family and lulled by the strains of Dvorak’s New World Symphony, John Vesely died peacefully on June 1, 2015. He was 90.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Irene (nee Kana), son Tom (Susan), daughter Carolin (Darren) and grandsons Jason and Curtis. He will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. John was predeceased by his sister, Liba (Mirek) and parents Antonin and Anna (nee Havranek).
Premysl Anthony Jaroslav was born in Prague in 1925, seven years after the birth of the nation of Czechoslovakia. He fondly recalled a childhood where well-known opera tunes were hummed or whistled around the house, and where his dad would spontaneously dance his mother across the kitchen floor. Dad nurtured his love of music and culture throughout his life, expanding his repertoire to include country and western music when he married a southern Alberta farm girl in 1959.
Dad was completing his studies at the University of Prague when the Communist Party staged its coup d’etat in 1948. Deemed an enemy of the state after participating in a pro-democracy march, he was expelled and made the decision then to defect to the West. He never saw his parents again, but was able to reunite with his sister in Lethbridge in 1970.
Dad arrived at Halifax’s historic Pier 21 with $50 in his pocket and little English beyond the phrase, “Have you got a job for me?” He would go on to earn a B.Sc. and a Master’s in agriculture from the University of British Columbia and a PhD at North Carolina State University. At the age of 63, he retired from a 31-year career as a research scientist for the Canadian government. At this stage he resumed his childhood violin lessons and enjoyed countless gigs with both a local symphony and a fiddle group.
Dad loved nature and treasured his backyard garden, which he nurtured from seeds and adorned with boulders he hauled off the Prairie. He was also an accomplished carpenter and woodcarver, starting with a single duck and ending with a basement full of elaborate horse-drawn wagons. But his heart blossomed and his eyes twinkled in the presence of his family, especially his grandsons.
In 1990, he made his first of several trips back to the Old Country. Dad and Tom entered the Czech Republic through the same gate he had skirted during his escape more than 40 years before. A highlight of dad’s life was to take his adult children to the opera in the stately concert halls of Prague.
As per his wishes, there will be no funeral service. Rather, his immediate family will take a walk in the Lost River Coulee, where he fell in love with his adopted homeland — and with his beloved wife, Irene.
In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a donation in memory of John to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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) 223-8778.

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