January 22nd, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 15, 2015.


1920 – 2015

ROBERT ARCHIBALD CADY, beloved husband of Margaret Cady, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Dale Driedger
1975 ~ 2015
Dale Pete Driedger, passed away in Stony Plain on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the age of 40 years. _______________________________________________________________________________________


RAVEICA FASIE, beloved wife of the late Petru Fasie, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Dr. Bruce Martin officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raveica’s name to First Baptist Church, 1614 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0W3

Please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com to send a condolence and for further details.

 Katie Nowak
1927 – 2015
Kataryna Nowak, beloved wife of the late Ivan “John” Nowak, passed away in Taber on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber prior to the funeral mass on Friday, October 16, 2015 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Katie is survived by her daughter Mary (Wayne) Gadd of Lethbridge, grandson Jeff Gadd of Edmonton, brother Mikola in the Ukraine as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the Ukraine.
She was predeceased by her husband Ivan “John” Nowak, parents Vasyl and Efrosenia Keba and three brothers in the Ukraine.
Katie was born in Welyka, Suszycia, Ukraine on July 7, 1927. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1950 on a two year contract for sugar beets. They worked and lived in Turin, Barnwell and Taber. They finally settled in Taber where they built their house in 1959. Katie enjoyed doing many different crafts. She was a regular at the farmers market, where she sold her crafts along with produce, especially apples and plums from their garden. Katie enjoyed her garden and flowers.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Katie’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all the nursing staff at the Taber Health Centre who looked after her. Also the doctors, especially Dr. Jillian Demontigny.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Harold Edward Howe

Our beloved husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa, Harold Edward Howe, of Swalwell, Alberta, passed away peacefully in his sleep, October 10, 2015 at the age of 92 years. His family was by his side.

Harold was the first born child of William (Bill) and Gladys Howe on August 11, 1923. He grew up on the family farm that his father had homesteaded in 1911. Harold took his early schooling in Fertile Valley School, then rode horseback to school in Swalwell. Harold graduated from Olds College in 1943. He gradually took over the family farm and in 1946 purchased his first purebred Red Poll cattle. His herd became known as “Rodeo Red Poll.”

Harold married Almira Grace MacGregor from Stettler, AB on April 17, 1957. He welcomed two daughters, Marguerite (1958) and Florence (1964). Harold stayed on the farm after Grace’s passing in 1999. On January 29, 2005, Harold married Dorothy Anna (Vincent) Walker of Ottawa, ON and they continued to live on the farm until the fall of 2013.

Over the years, Harold was an active member of the Canadian and Alberta Red Poll Cattle Associations, Alberta Weather Modification Co-op, Alberta Agricultural Service Board, Three Hills Rural Community group and Kneehill museum. Harold spent countless hours volunteering on the “As the years go by…” history books.

Harold was always proud of his Red Poll cattle, raising them until he was 91 years of age. A highlight for Harold was in 1986 when his cattle won several classes at the Calgary Stampede.

Harold had a fond love of nature that he shared many times with his grandchildren. This love included baby pigs, crocuses, beaver dams, blue herons and meadowlarks to name a few.

Harold enjoyed traveling to international Red Poll conferences in England, Australia, New Zealand and Jamaica and helped host the Canada/USA conference in 1982.

Harold was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill) and Gladys Howe; first wife, Grace Howe; sisters Ellen Schmaltz and Marjorie Leonard; brothers in law Gordon Paget and Keith Leonard.

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; daughters, Marguerite (Marshall) Sellick of Calgary, AB and Florence (Mark) Brandon of Lethbridge, AB; five grandchildren, Phoenix (Mike) Lyon, Amber (Michael) Brown, Harland, Donavon and Lane Brandon; five great grandchildren, Connor and Quinn Lyon, Melissa, Lexington, and Zachary Brown; sister Margaret Paget and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold is also survived by Dorothy’s family, Linda (Wayne-deceased) Henderson and family, Jamie (Lin) Walker and family, Ron (Alex) Walker and family, Jill (Dan) Bell and family, and Judy Walker (Mark Scott) and family and Dorothy’s extended family.

Harold will be fondly remembered as a loving family man, farmer and stockman.



February 10, 1947 – October 11, 2015

David Michael Hubka passed away peacefully with his wife and children by his side in Calgary, Alberta on October 11, 2015. Left to grieve his loss and honour his memory are his wife Connie of 48 years and their 4 children – son Ian (Bev) Godfrey and their daughters Kate and Emily; son Darren Hubka (Sally) and their children Kyla (Gerrit), Lane, Morgan and Madelaine; son Todd (Chandra) and their children Kelsey (Joel), Treyd and Ty; and daughter Kelly Tibbets (Brian) and their daughters Reese and Rowan. Dave is also survived by his sisters Lois Greene, Joanne (Harold) Cutforth and Dorothy Ganger as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents John and Margaret Hubka, brothers-in-law Lloyd Greene and Steve Ganger as well as nephew Robin Ganger. Dave was an avid lover of agriculture and worked in this industry for his entire life – including a career in fertilizer for nearly 30 years. Always a community and civic minded individual; he dedicated 23 years as a Town Councillor for the Town of Claresholm. Over the years he enjoyed playing slow pitch, curling, camping, fishing and spending time with friends and family. Dave will be well remembered for his friendly smiles and genuine interest of people in his community. Of all his achievements; his proudest was by far his family and he and Connie were known to travel for miles and miles just to catch a ballgame or dance recital for their kids or grandkids. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Carmangay School on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm. Photos, stories and condolences may be shared with Dave’s family through http://www.choicememorial.com.

In lieu of flowers, it was Dave’s wish that donations be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (www.cysticfibrosis.ca).

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.


JOBLONKAY, John Joseph

November 9, 1930 – Lethbridge, Alberta

October 8, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

John Joblonkay beloved husband of Mary Louise of Calgary, passed away peacefully and suddenly on October 8, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

John was born in Lethbridge, and Graduated from Taber High School. He had a 26 year career with Scotiabank in various branches in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia and 7 years with the National Bank of Canada.

John is survived by his loving wife Mary Louise of 49 years; daughters Jill Joblonkay, Laurel Richardson (Ty Russell), and Linda Tovey (Ford Tovey), his Aunt Isabel, cousins, his “Koma” Alex, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Mary Pickard; brothers-in-law John (Elsa-Ann) and Roger (Kathi); and sister-in-law Linda (Adrian). He loved his family well and will be dearly missed.

John was predeceased by his mother Julia, his father Frank, and his brothers Frank and Bill.

A private family service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, http://www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of John Joblonkay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.



1916 – 2015

MARGARET DONALDA KING, beloved wife of the late Ralph King, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at the age of 99 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the COALDALE UNITED CHURCH – 2022 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held prior to the Service at the Coaldale Cemetery.

In Memory of Margaret, donations may be made to the Coaldale United Church – 2022 18th Street, Coaldale, Alberta, T1M 1E9.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Patricia Klok

1964 – 2015

With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear mother, oma, daughter and sister, Patricia Geraldine Klok, beloved wife of the late Peter Nelis Klok, on October 11, 2015 at the young age of 51 years.

Patricia was born on July 30, 1964 in Picture Butte, AB where she resided until her passing. She married Peter on December 16, 1987 and together they had nine children. In July of 2014, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and after a lengthy struggle, she passed away at Piyami Place in Picture Butte.

Patricia is survived by her children: Gerita and Chris Joosse (Rianna, Nicole, Curtis, & Cody) Erica and John Mans (Maelle, Cregg, & Kayleigh) Henriette and Jake Rozendaal (Jazmin) Manfred and Aryssa, Petra (Brandon Oudshoorn), Angelique (Josh Mans), Henry, Daniel, and Michelle; her mother: Gerritje Vandenberg, Brothers and Sisters Brenda (Pete) Van Schothorst, Henk (Geraldine), Rex (Marilyn), Elbert, Tony (Christine), Evelyn (Jan) Klok, Geraldine (Leendert) Van Esch, Gerald (Amanda), and Petula, Mother-in-law Rikje Klok, Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Jannie, Corrie (Rien) Janse, Jan (Lia), Gerda, and Evelien (Bertus) Vermeer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 2008, her father-in-law Hermanus Klok in 2006, her father Hendrikus Vandenberg in 2012, and her brother-in-law Henk Klok in 2012.

An opportunity for condolences will be held between 7:00 PM and 8:00PM, on Friday, October 16, 2015, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601-3a Street South.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601-3a Street South with Rev. Bazen officiating. Interment to follow in the Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Marion Esther Voth (Kolk)

August 16, 1955 – October 8, 2015

Marion passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary after a long, brave struggle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends at her passing. Marion’s husband Ron will surely miss his soul mate of the last four decades. Her brother Paul and his wife Linda were loving and supportive to Marion in her journey through life. Paul’s son Aaron and partner Jenn were a source of joy for Marion and their daughter, little Sydney, had a special place in Marion’s heart. Ron’s sister, Debbie, was more than a sister in law to Marion; she was a good friend, giving love and comfort. Debbie’s partner, Ken, always made Marion smile! Debbie’s daughter Mariah and her husband Wes will miss Auntie Mimi and the laughs they shared. Herman and Tine Kolk, Marion’s parents, were waiting for her when she passed and surely there was a happy reunion. Allen and Netty Voth always considered Marion as a daughter, never mind the “in-law” part. Marion had numerous uncles, aunts and cousins who she enjoyed. She was still making friends with her health professionals and care givers right until the very end. Marion was about love, joy and making connections with people. She made so many friends over her years of employment with the University of Lethbridge, Mount Royal College, the City of Calgary and her own consulting business. She could connect with people, whether curling, golfing, writers groups, church, chemo rooms, everywhere. Marion was a voracious reader, and the time she probably enjoyed the most was running a small book company called Newt’s Books, traveling around southern Alberta, supplying books for special events. Personal friends were very important to Marion and you all know who you are. She loved connecting with you even if it was just occasionally. She valued your friendship. Marion has gone to be with God now, so share some Marion stories among yourselves, and be glad for the connection you had with her. Memories of Marion live in our hearts. A celebration of Marion’s life will be held at a later date.



ROSE PISKO (nee Toporiwski), beloved wife of the late Steve Pisko of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving Day), 2015 at St. Therese Villa, at the age of 94 years, 4 days short of her 95th birthday.

She is the loving mother of: Tom (Carolin) Pisko of Calgary, and Roxanna Crutchfield of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina. Rose leaves behind six grandchildren: Melanie (Robert) Befus, Jason Pisko, Tim (Amanda) Pisko, Amanda (Duncan) Collins, Stephani (Bryce) Watkins, and Harold Robert “HR” Heggedal; and seven great grandchildren.

Rose is predeceased by daughter-in-law Mary Pisko, and sons-in-law Ken Heggedal and David Crutchfield; three brothers: George, Michael, and Steve; four sisters: Mary Smith, Grace Jaddock, Victoria “Vicky” Ihme and Gertrude “Gertie” Currie.

Rose was born October 16, 1920 and raised in Hardieville. On April 29, 1938 she married Steve. They moved into their home in Lethbridge in 1942, where they raised their children. Rose resided here until she moved to St. Therese Villa in 2009. She worked at Woolworths (downtown) for many years.

She is the last of her family of eight children. Rose loved to garden, crochet, knit, and look after her home. She came from a generation that valued working for what they needed. She was always busy and she was known to be “feisty” at times.

Sincere thanks to the staff of St. Therese Villa for their care and compassion.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Viewing will be available one hour prior to the service.



1928 – 2015

Peacefully on October 10, 2015, after visiting with her son Peter, grandson Pascal and his wife Renai, MARGARET ELIZABETH VISENTIN NEE MCDONALD passed away. Her last years had been challenged by Alzheimer’s and gradually failing health. During this time, Margaret received extraordinary care from the staff of Legacy Lodge, Lethbridge. Her family was comforted each and every day to know that she was surrounded by such loving professional support in her last years.

Margaret was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia on December 6, 1928 and spent much of her childhood growing up on Fort Street in Victoria. Those special years held the greatest meaning for her during her lifetime. She always enjoyed recounting the happiest of holiday moments spent with her mother Eleanor, sister Jody, and especially her father Jack, for whom she was particularly fond.

Married in 1957, Margaret was predeceased by Alessandro, her husband of over fifty years, who passed away in 2011. Margaret always felt graced to have the tender support of her niece Sandra Marotto, daughter-in-law Hiroko Kagawa and loving grandchildren Brynna, Pascal and Stefan. Her greatest joys were experienced in the raising of her two close sons, Peter and David. Margaret’s life was one of unyielding devotion to her family and close friends. And, like the cherished roses she grew at her home on Glynde Avenue in Burnaby, B.C., Margaret will always have a sacred and unfading place in our hearts.

Please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com to send a condolence and for further details.

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