October 22nd, 2020

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 6, 2016.

ALLAN JOSEPH DORNER passed away at the Lloydminster Hospital, Lloydminster Saskatchewan on December 19, 2015 at the age of 62 years.

The Memorial Service for Allan Dorner will be conducted from the McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Allan leaves to morn his passing: his loving wife Suzanne Dorner; Daughters: Alexandria Dorner, Angela Adams (children Jordan and Bailey), Jennifer (Jordy) Koncz (child Blake), Crista Christensen (children Sarah, Katie, Justin and (Nathan- deceased); Son: Cory Christensen (children Casandra and Serenity); Sisters: Lucille (Gary) Weinman, Catherine Ross (Mike-deceased), Margie Brewin (Roy Brewin), Georgia (Ron) Smith; Brothers: Jim Zsednai, Fred (Lorna) Dorner, Steve (Marg) Dorner, Albert (Toni) Dorner, Joe (Roberta) Dorner, John (Helen) Zsednai; In-Laws: Irene Hay (Ian-deceased), Ronald (Madeline) Twerdochlib, Jim (Marcia-deceased) Twerdochlib, David (Marlene) Twerdochlib, Erwin (Brenda) Twerdochlib, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends!


ANDRUS

KEVIN HAROLD ANDRUS of Millet, AB passed away suddenly at Leduc, on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


BEK

BASIL BEK, of Barons, AB, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


BUTRENCHUK

DEBRA ELAINE BUTRENCHUK,

1953-2016

The family wishes to announce the passing of Deb on January 3, 2016 at the Palliative Care Unit, St. Michael’s hospital. Deb died peacefully at the age of 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Stephen, and her daughters Elaine Fischer (husband Kris) and Jenna Greene (husband Scott). She was predeceased by her parents Marion and William (Bill) Reith. Deb devoted most of her life to raising her two daughters. Her greatest joy was watching them dragon boat together.

The family deeply appreciates the care and love from the nurses and staff at the Palliative Care Unit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, (317 10 St. S Lethbridge AB T1J 2M7) Canadian Red Cross, (335 Columbia Blvd. W Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8) or the St. Michael’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit,( 960 19 St. S Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5)

Deb’s wishes were to be cremated.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects at 34 Temple Cr. West Lethbridge AB on Friday January 8, 2016 from 1:00-5:00

“GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”

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CHYMBORYK

Linda Bertha Chymboryk April 23, 1963 – Jan 2, 2016

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Linda at age 53. She is survived by her son Tyler; brothers John (Shauna), James (Nellie) and Douglas, and older sister Lori. Linda was predeceased by her parents Edward and Maxine Chymboryk. Linda’s infectious laugh and generous heart will be missed by her friends and family. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 – 13 Street North Lethbridge. A private interment will take place at the Royal View Memorial Cemetery, Lethbridge at a later date.


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


FRENCH

ROBERT (BOB) FRENCH

Bob passed away suddenly on December 22, 2015 at the age of 80. Bob was born in Fairview, Alberta on January 14, 1935. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Bob was the father of 2 sons, was predeceased by Ken, and survived by Dale (Crystal), and granddaughters Karissa and Siarah. He shared 51 years with his wife Florence (Odenvald), and retired in Lethbridge where he was able to enjoy his many hobbies, golfing, carpentry and playing his mandolin. A Celebration of Life will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011-15th Avenue North, on January 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating. Memorial Tributes may be made in Bob’s name at the charity of your choice.


 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.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Andrew Horne officiating.

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


GRIGG

Russell Douglas “Doug” Grigg, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2015 in his 94th year. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Erma (Dafoe) Grigg, his sister, Lois Swailes, and his beloved wife, Betty (Bell) Grigg.

Doug was born on March 6, 1922 in Saskatoon and like others on the prairies, he experienced the miseries and deprivations of the Great Depression. When Doug finished high school, he tried to join the air force as a pilot, but his hay fever ended that dream. A clever student, he then accepted a job to run a work crew at a California aircraft factory, but soon returned to Canada to join the Navy. The service took him the length of the country; he was in Halifax during the VE riots in May ‘45 (wisely staying indoors) and was in a naval vessel leaving the west coast when war with Japan ended in August ‘45.

Leaving so quickly that he had no time to buy civilian clothes, Doug travelled back east to enroll in the optometry program at the University of Toronto. After the completion of his degree, he started his first practice in the Crowsnest Pass. When the mines began to falter, he shifted his practice to Lethbridge. It was there that he met and married Betty, the love of his life. Unlike many men of his generation, he supported Betty in her pursuit of a meaningful work life and in her advocacy for children with disabilities, prompted by the birth of their daughter Jane, who lives with Down syndrome.

Doug continued to work long hours until his early 70s, when he retired to a life of more relaxation and travel. During that time he endured several battles with cancer and the prolonged illness and shattering loss of Betty. True to his stoic Saskatchewan character, he accepted these losses and challenges with quiet grace. He stayed very active until his early 90s, including 9 holes of golf, 3 times a week (sans cart), usually with his sister and best friend, Lois Swailes.

While Doug often gave Betty most of the credit for raising their children, he was a quiet, loving and supportive presence for Barbara (Robin), Nancy (Richard), Jane, and Russell (Tammy). He adored his grandchildren; much to their delight, Doug was always ready to chase the little ones around the house. He will be sorely missed by Erinn (Bruce), Meredith (Adrian), Nicola, Alyssa, Nathan, Evan, Mikaela (Conrad), Alex and Rachel, as well as his great-grandchildren Isabelle, Claire and Peyton.

The family would like to thank Dr. Howe Leam for his many years of skillful and compassionate care as well as the staff of West Highland Centre for helping Doug live with dignity and comfort in his last year.

There will be a private family memorial. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations to support the “Betty Grigg Inclusive Education Award” (presented by Lethbridge Association for Community Living — 527 – 6th Street, S. Lethbridge, AB T1J2E1 or sacla.ca) or to a charity of your choice are welcomed.

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


HATTORI

YOSHIO (YOSH) HATTORI, beloved husband of Lois Hattori, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on January 2, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by his wife Lois, their children Donavan (Betty) Hattori, Brenda (Gordie) Boras and Mark (Jackie) Hattori, grandchildren, Phil (Shannon), Ashley and Colin and his younger brother Tomio (Joyce), their son Alan and a large extended family.

Yosh was predeceased by his Father Taichiro, Mother Sumi, brothers Maso, Sakio, Haruo and sisters Kimiko, Sakiko, Nobuko and Haruko.

A celebration of Yosh’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Koden gratefully declined.

If one so desires, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Yosh may be made to: North County Health Foundation, Box 430, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0 or Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation – Geriatric Care, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5

Cremation.

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Gary Kenna

December 21, 1955 – January 1, 2016

Gary Kenna, beloved husband of Token Kenna and loving father of Karli and Kimberli Kenna, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the COAST HOTEL, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, with family words at 2:00pm.

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KUIKEL

DURGA MAYA KUIKEL, beloved wife of Kedar Kuikel, of Lethbridge, passed away at home, on Friday, January 1st, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

JUDY ANN LONG TIME SQUIRREL, of the Blood Reserve, passed away suddenly at home, on Monday, January 4, 2016 at the age of 47 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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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) Kazala 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 travelled 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.

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Douglas Mueller

1949 – 2016

Mr. Douglas Mueller of Warner, beloved husband of Mrs. Rosemary Mueller, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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Anne Wai Kuen Quon

1933 – 2015

Mrs. Anne Wai Kuen Quon of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Victor Quon, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the age of 82 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, on Friday, January 8, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street S. Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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MARY SINGER was called home by our Creator on December 30, 2015. “Iikaiksistsipoyaakii” (Standing Ready Woman) was born into the Ni’taitsskaiksi (Lone Fighter) clan on November 5, 1926.

Mary is survived by her daughter Veronica (Barry) Shade, son Doug (Carmen) Singer; sisters Irene Tail Feathers and Doreen (George) Little Shields; sisters-in-law Celina Good Striker and Adeline Singer; brother-in-law Joe Boutland; God-daughter Valerie Good Striker; 12 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents Frank Sr. and Marion (Weasel Fat) Good Striker; husband Walter Singer Jr.; son Harley Singer; brothers Frank Jr., Rufus, George Sr. and James; sisters Queenie, Marjorie, Dorothy, Marion, Rubianne and Eileen; brothers-in-law Billy Singer, Reid Singer, Lambert Singer, John Singer, Gerald Tail Feathers, Floyd Many Fingers, Steven Fox and Dale Deginnus; sisters-in-law Shirley Mountain Horse, Agnes Many Fingers, Beatrice Good Striker, Peggy Good Striker, Annie Mae Good Striker and special sister-in-law Agnes (Harry) Shade; one grandchild Makai Shade.

Special thanks to Dr. Clarke, Dr. Low and the staff at The Good Samaritan Society Lee Crest.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


SPRINKLE

SHEILA MAE SPRINKLE, beloved wife of the late Earl Sprinkle of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michaels Health Center – Palliative Care Unit on January 3, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

She was the loving mother of Tom (Sandra) Sprinkle of Wabamum AB, Darrell (Linda) Sprinkle of Lethbridge, Debbie Sprinkle of Medicine Hat, and grandmother of Nathan Sprinkle , Alisha (Jessen) Collingridge of Stoney Plain AB, Natasha Sprinkle (& son Jaydon) of Spruce Grove, Jaimee Sprinkle and Jordan (Amy) Petherbridge (& daughter Lilly) of Lethbridge AB. Sheila is also survived by long time friend Kay Reid and sisters-in-law Shirley (Doug) Ober and Carol (Sonny) Miller. She was predeceased by her youngest son, Keith Sprinkle, her late husband Earl and adoptive parents Clara and Guy Harris.

Born December 23, 1935, as Marjory Franke, Sheila was adopted and raised by Guy and Clara Harris in the area of Chin. She met Earl and they married when she was 17 and they farmed and then began a family a few years later. They were blessed with three sons and a daughter. Together they survived the tragic loss of their youngest son. Sheila was a very nurturing woman who loved her grandchildren with abandon and was especially close to her local granddaughter, Jaimee. After being widowed Sheila also became a doting cat “owner” and found great comfort in spoiling Hemi. A gentle and kind soul, she will be missed. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to all the staff at St. Mike’s Palliative Care Unit.

A private family service will be held.

In Memory of Sheila donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Center c/o Chinook Regional Hospital 960 19 St. S Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5

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Cory Stock

1969 – 2016

Mr. Cory Stock of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Robin Stock, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the age of 46 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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