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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 9, 2015.


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of GILBERT H. (GIB) ALLEN on September 4, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Gib was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed by everyone whose life he touched. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Adria, his children; Barry (Jeanne) Allen of Hamilton, Ontario, Julie (Igor) Shaskin of Lethbridge, and Janet Turner of Calgary, and his beloved grandchildren, Andrew and Evan Shaskin and Troy and Kristen Turner. He also leaves behind his siblings, Joseph (Mary Lou) Allen, Leora Giles, NaDean (Alton) Buttars and Ruth Robertson, sister-in-laws Carol Lee Allen and Faye Allen, and brother-in-law Reid Mack Mitchell, all living in the United States.

Dad was born August 23, 1929 on the family farm in Cove, Utah. It was there, growing up with his eight brothers and sisters, that he learned the value of hard work and the importance of family. Dad loved to share stories of the antics he and his two closest brothers got up to and to recall all the happy times he had growing up in a large family. Dad was a fine athlete and enjoyed playing high school football and basketball. After graduation he enlisted in the US army and spent three years overseas in Japan and Korea during the Korean War. When he returned home, he went to Utah State University on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry. Dad took a job with Swift and Company shortly thereafter. Dad met our mother, Adria née Frampton, and they married in 1956 in Washington, D.C. Their first home together was in Roy, Utah. Children came along, as did several job transfers, taking the family to Twin Falls, Idaho, Ogden, Utah, and Atkinson, Nebraska. In 1971 an opportunity arose to be the Head Livestock buyer for a state-of-the-art feedlot in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and Dad seized it eagerly. It meant a promotion, and a good raise, especially back in the days when the Canadian dollar was actually worth more than the US! Little did he know that it was here he would spend the rest of his life.

Dad was a talented and creative man. He could repair anything and build anything. We are all lucky to have treasures he lovingly handcrafted for us. In his later years he and mom enjoyed their retirement together. They had a lovely home and dad kept the yard expertly manicured, including careful annual pruning of what they called their “watching tree,” planted early on and watched out the kitchen window through all the seasons and forty-plus years of their happy life in that house.

Dad was so very proud of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. He always made sure we knew how proud he was of us and how much he loved us. He never let any of us leave without saying he loved us. Dad was strong and gentle, tender and kind. He was a hard working, loyal man with a wonderful sense of humor. A fine example of a Man, a Husband, a Father and a Grandfather. We love you, Papa, and miss you to the bottom of our hearts!

We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the caregivers at the Legacy Lodge who made Dad’s stay there a happy one. Thank you for showing him the dignity and love he deserved and for understanding his desire to maintain his independence. Thank you to Dr. Ikuta, Dr. Malpica and the nurses on 4B of the Lethbridge Regional Hospital for your care, compassion and empathy.

In keeping with dad’s wishes, no funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memoriam to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, 402, 740-4 Avenue S. Lethbridge, AB. T1K 0N9

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Sharon Allred

1952 – 2015

Sharon Constance Allred, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away September 4, 2015 at the age of 63 years.

Born in Calgary, Alberta to Ralph Langell and Constance Morison, Sharon was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her interests included art, traveling, nature, and family history. Sharon had a love of learning and accomplished her Bachelors of Education with a specialty in Early Childhood from the University of Calgary and her Masters of Education from the University of Lethbridge. Sharon moved from Calgary to Raymond where she spent many happy years raising her family. She loved teaching, having taught kindergarten, preschool, special education, and ESL classes. Her latest work involved the Schizophrenia society and the Southern Alberta Community Living Association for disabled adults. Sharon will be remembered for her kindness and generosity to everyone. Her thoughtful and compassionate friendship will be missed.

Sharon was predeceased by her father and mother. She will be missed by her children, Jason Allred, Rebecka (Jaron) Brunson, Genevieve (Mckay) Steed, Cassandra (Jarom) Stevenson, and Dustin Allred; her eleven grandchildren; her brother Stephen (Jeannette) Langell; and numerous other family members.

A Viewing will be held at 10:30AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, 2213 6A Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta, followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond, Alberta.

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 Alice Bareman
1954 – 2015
It is with sadness we announce the passing away of our dear wife, mother and oma, Alice Albertina Bareman. Her release from this life happened at home on Thursday, September 3, 2015 after enduring a long struggle with the effects of cancer. Her passing into glory was a relief for her and her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Bareman residence, 95070 on Range Road 15-5 (travel ten kilometers east of Taber on Township Road 100 “The Red Trail”) on Tuesday, September 8, 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 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Left to mourn her passing is John, her husband of thirty eight years; children Selby (Anna) Bareman and their children Emily, Jill, Robyn, Naomi, Derek and Hazel; Travis (Natalie) Bareman and their children Gavin, Ethan, Jonah and Alina; Joel Bareman. Also mourning her death are her mother Ann Heetebrij; siblings Jenny (Ben) Jansen, Joanne Trottier (Lawrence Rault), Henk Heetebrij, Nora (Rick) Van Oene, John Heetebrij, Grace (Clint) Raskob, Bert (Henriette) Heetebrij and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter Mika Bareman.
Alice was born January 1, 1954 in Camrose. She was the fourth child born to Hank and Anne Heetebrij. She grew up in the Edmonton area. John and Alice met eachother at a young age and were married February 25, 1977. They enjoyed the life they had together. The farm and children were a source of great shared joy. She loved to share her many talents, especially the culinary kind. Alice was always a gracious host when entertaining. She also loved to bring joy to those who had special reasons to celebrate. She could make people glad with her poetry, songs, skits and other forms of amusement from her creative mind. She also had the ability to put her creative talents onto paper in the form of paintings and sketches. These were enjoyed by those who received them and viewed them.
Alice was always willing to help others and willingly applied herself to any task she was challenged with.
Alice lived the life of faith that sustained her and her family and friends to the end of her life.
“This one was born in Zion” Psalm 87:6.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Henry Dueck

1929 – 2015

Mr. Henry Dueck of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Dueck, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Albert Gross
1930 – 2015
Albert Gross, beloved husband of Lorraine Gross, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Walter Karren
1947 – 2015
Walter Harold Karren, passed away in Taber on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the age of 68 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 between 12:30 P.M. and 1:40 P.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 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Elizabeth Hummel

1920 – 2015

Mrs. Elizabeth Hummel, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert Hummel, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Milk River Long Term Care at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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 Nick Chernezky
February 12, 1953 ~ September 3, 2015
The beloved Nick Chernezky of Redcliff Alberta passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the age of 62 years. Nick was born in Coaldale, Alberta on February 12, 1953 residing in various locations including Coaldale, Banff, Calgary and Milk River receiving most of his schooling in Coaldale and Milk River. On May 25, 1991, he married Geri Nicole Hildebrand in Bow Island, Alberta and together they raised his four children and farmed in the area for many years. He was very content with Geri at his side. Prior to farming, Nick worked on ranches and he was also a rodeo clown which he loved; he worked with the Department of Highways, Elision’s and then for 17 years as a grain buyer for Alberta Wheat Pool. He loved his job as a grain buyer and people loved him where ever he went. At the Legend Alberta Wheat Pool, Nick became a legend by surpassing its handling capacity beyond what the company thought ever possible. He is remembered as being very happy to be the sole elevator operator wherever that took him. He worked or relieved staff at Alberta Wheat Pools all across southern Alberta from Irvine to Cardston and many points in between always fishing wherever he went. As the oldest child, Nick became a father figure for his brothers. He loved to fish with his grandpa and also took his brothers and his friends and then his own children fishing. He looked forward going to Yack to be a ‘lumber jack’ with his friends, George and Judy Dickson also camping and fishing there. As he became sicker, he retired from farming. Being an innovator and artist Nick now spent a lot of time woodworking and was always thinking what he could make especially for his grandkids. Those who knew Nick also knew that he always had an opinion and stuck to it. He clowned around and loved to make people laugh. He’d say things like “he was finer than frogs’ hair” or he’d ask you if you were “still hanging in there?” He was called the “Crazy Ukrainian and loved life.” It was said that, “he was the life of any party” without drinking, whereas most people would drink and then could become the life of the party. Despite many setbacks, he always remained positive and loved being a Dad and Papa with a constant focus on keeping his family together. He was very delighted with each child and grandchild, always wanting to spend time with them. He will be deeply missed by his wife Geri Nicole; mother, Anna; children, Robert (Angie) Chernezky; Staci Chernezky and her son, Kelton; Ryan (Clara) Chernezky and their children, Taryn, Mason and Keely; son-in-law, Paul Coon and his daughter, Jaydalyn; siblings, Ed Chernezky, Tony Siwalowski, Steven Siwalowski, Tina Sedgwick, Annette Orosz and Jim Orosz as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by an aunt, Emily Jones; friend, Dr. Larry Hoogeveen, who changed Nick’s life as he showed him the way to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and so gave him hope for the now and past the grave into eternity; and friends, Frank and Marion Ruppert and Rick and Lori Dykstra. Nick was predeceased by his father, Walter Chernezky; daughter, Nicole Chernezky Coon; Aunt, Tina Warr; grandparents, Pauline and Demitri Chernezky and Peter and Elizabeth Avramenko, mother-in-law, Ellen Hildebrand; previous father and mother-in-law, Fritz and Francis Mueller; and a good friend George Dickson. Many thanks to so many people who made a difference in Nick’s life by their kindly ways and help since he retired including everybody at the Redcliff Home Hardware and the numerous Doctors, medical and home care personal. A Memorial Service will be held at Heights Baptist Church, 1250 Division Ave. S., Medicine Hat on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cook southland.com) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nick’s name may be made directly to the Gideons International, c/o Mr. Melvin Mogck, 177, 1415 – 28 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 8P9. Honoured to serve the family is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Toll free 1-877-528-6455.

Shigehara “Dick” Sawa

1940 – 2015

Mr. Shigehara “Dick” Sawa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Carol Sawa, passed away suddenly, on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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