October 26th, 2020

MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 4, 2016.

CAHOON

EDWIN THOMAS CAHOON, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the age of 87 years, beloved husband of the late Beth Cahoon.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, January 8th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leavitt, Alberta on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Leavitt Cemetery.

Due to ALLERGY & ASTHMATIC CONCERNS – Please send no real flowers or wear strong scents.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Eunice Dravland

1927 – 2016

Mrs. Eunice Dravland of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Dr. Vernon Dravland, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


EAGLE SPEAKER

BYRDE EAGLE SPEAKER, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Cardston Health Centre, on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


GILLETT

FLORENCE “FLORRIE” HELEN GILLETT, beloved wife of the late Roger Gillett, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


GOERTZEN

1921 – 2015

David “Dave” Goertzen passed away peacefully, Friday, December 18, 2015, at the age of 94, beloved husband of the late Louise Goertzen (2009). Dad is in a much happier place being reunited with Mom whom he missed so much.

David was born January 31, 1921, in Twin Falls, ID, to Cornelius and Katherine Goertzen, the youngest of eight siblings and came to Canada in 1927. He married Louise in 1945 and they were blessed with five children. Sharon (Ken) Sloane; Gerry (Brenda) Goertzen; Nola (Bob) Handsaeme; Danny (Leona) Goertzen; Wendy (Doug) Smith. 12 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

A born carpenter, Dave went from building homes to building toys to carving life like figures. He has made many long-time friends and acquaintances throughout life’s long journey. He was very active in the Lethbridge Mennonite Church, Lethbridge Seniors Centre and Coaldale Volunteer Fire Department. Dave and Louise had many happy years together raising their family, travelling together and travelling with friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and all seven of his siblings.

The family appreciates all of the care Dad received during his recent hospital stays, as well as the numerous visits from the Church Community and Friends

Dave chose to donate his body to the University of Calgary for the purpose of medical education. http://www.ucalgary.ca/bodydonation

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016; 1:00 p.m.; Italian Canadian Cultural Club – 1511 St Edward Blvd. N. Lethbridge, AB.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial donations may be given to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) 210 – 2946 32 Street NE, Calgary AB, T1Y 6J7.


GRIGG

RUSSELL “DOUG” GRIGG, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HUNT

PATRICK HUNT,“Siipisttoohkomi” of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at the age of 71 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Blood Reserve, on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Michael Tipper officiating.

The Interment will follow in the ST. PAUL’S CEMETERY, Blood Reserve.

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


Gary Kenna

1955 – 2016

Mr. Gary Kenna of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Token Kenna, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


MATLAS

IRENE MATLAS, beloved wife of Peter Matlas of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly after a lengthy illness, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by two grandchildren, Kira and Savannah Davoren, one brother, Henry (Jean) Kazalaand of Lethbridge, their family as well as numerous other relatives in Canada and Poland.

Irene was predeceased by her parents Stan and Anna Szumlas.

Irene was born on February 9, 1953 in Taber where she was also raised and educated. Irene traveled to Poland on a family vacation in 1973 and met the love of her life, Peter Matlas. Three days later they were married and were together for 42 years. She was an active member of the Polish Canadian Association, achieving the role of President; the first Canadian born person of Polish descent to be in this position in Lethbridge. Irene was decorated by the Polish Congress of Canada with a gold commemorative medal. Her pride and joy was her loving husband and her granddaughters, Kira and Savannah. She will be sadly missed by many.

A Private Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

An Interment will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Irene, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323-32 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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


James “Jim” Osachoff Jr.

1955 – 2015

James “Jim” Osachoff Jr. of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on December 25, 2015 at the age of 60 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm, on Monday, January 4, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S. Lethbridge. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel.

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


SINGER

MARY SINGER passed away in Cardston on December 30th, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, January 5th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


STAPLETON

Ida Stapleton of Milk River, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Henry Stapleton. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, from 12:00 to 1:55 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Willems officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories 547 4 St. SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0K7 or the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Ida Stapleton, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

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Margaret Thielen

1931 – 2016

Margaret Kukucska Thielen passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the age of 84 surrounded by her loving family.

Mom was born on April 9, 1931 to Andrew and Margaret Kukucska. She was the middle child and only girl. Mom lived in the 1-17 area, attending Bankview School. She married Roy Thielen on February 22, 1960 and lived in the Allerston area until moving to Milk River in 1990. Mom had many interests. She was a great cook/baker and nothing was better than when the kitchen would be filled with freshly baked cinnamon buns, butterhorns, breads, cakes and cookies. Trying a new recipe was always on the menu, which turned out or not. From spring until fall, you would find her in one of the 3 gardens tending to the vegetables until it was time to can or freeze the crop.

If Mom was not in the kitchen or garden, she would be in her sewing room quilting or sewing a new outfit for one or all of her children especially for Christmas and Easter. Many a costume for Christmas pageants or Halloween costumes for the grandchildren would be created. No piece of clothing would be thrown out, but would be stored until there were enough pieces to make that quilt. At night while watching some of her favourite shows, knitting or crochet needles were always handy creating a sweater, throw, or doily.

Mom enjoyed learning new hobbies by taking Further Education courses – mixology, re-upholstery, and making Chinese food. These were a passion that Mom has instilled in each of her children and grandchildren. Mom was also a member of the C.W.L.

Mom is survived by her children Kim, Dolores (Duane) Pittman, Sheldon (Gayna), Lavonne (Perry) Reese, Kelly, and John; grandchildren Justin (Ricki) Pittman, Ryan (Sarah) Pittman, Kevin Pittman (Crystal Fandrick), Anthony Thielen, Brant Reese (Janet Wever), and Quentin Reese; great-grandchildren Rhett Pittman, Davey Jean Pittman, and Scarlett Pittman. She is also survived by her brother Alec (Eileen) Kukucska, in-laws Dorothy Thielen, Raymond (Ann) Thielen, Gordon A. (Pudge) (Maryetta) Thielen and Gladys Strilchuk, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and their families. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Roy, parents Andrew and Margaret, brother Andy, uncle Joe Toth, and in-laws George and Katherine Thielen, Harold and Violet Hierath, Robert Thielen, and Jim Strilchuk.

Special thank you to Dr. Lewke-Bogle and the great staff at the Milk River Long Term Care facility.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street North, Milk River, AB. with Reverend Benedicto Tugano IV officiating. A private family interment will follow at a later date.

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

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