October 25th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 17, 2016.

CLARKE

1929 – 2016

DERICK CLARKE, of Raymond, beloved father of Elizabeth Parker of Nanaimo, B.C., passed away at the Raymond Health Centre, on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.

At Derick’s request no formal funeral service will be held.

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


Arelis Van Egmond

1925 – 2016

Mr. Arelis Van Egmond of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ada Van Egmond passed away at the St. Michael’s Care Centre on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


 Willa Wright
1932 – 2016
Willa Isobelle Wright, beloved wife of the late Ivan Wright, passed away in Taber on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the age of 83 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 – 44 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

GRAY

JAMES E, ED, GRAY, formerly of Calgary, passed away in Lethbridge, Feb 10, 2016. Ed was born in Winnipeg Dec, 1930. Ed moved west early in his life and was involved in many sports related endeavours. He met his wife, Amy Pope, in Calgary and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Nov 2015. Ed loved the outdoors, especially fly fishing and golf. He also skied and hiked in many areas of the Kananaskis and BC. Early in his career, Ed became a golf pro and worked at Earl Grey, Willow Park, and the Calgary Golf and Country Club. He was a devout Christian and served in many capacities including youth activity programs. After retiring, Ed enjoyed fly tying, and well into his 80’s decided to learn computer programming. Ed leaves behind his wife Amy, and many friends, including Cynthia and Ron Langlo. At Ed’s request, no formal service will be held. Donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.


In Loving Memory of

Ardella Rainey February 25, 1913 to

February 10, 2016

Best friend and loving partner to her predeceased husband, Edward Rainey whom she now joins. Ardella is the last link in her immediate Schoneck family; predeceased by brothers Delphen, Delmar, Clarence, Clifford and sister Alice. From her birthplace in Wahpeton, North Dakota at 1 1/2 years of age the family moved to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. After marrying, Ardella and her husband moved to Alberta and lived in Calgary, High River and Lomond where they owned a hardware store for 26 years. Retired to Coaldale in 1974 and moved to Lethbridge in 1979. She will be remembered for her ability of lighting up a room with her hugs, contagious smile and twinkling blue eyes. She loved dancing, gardening, travelling, sports and a good burger. A fun loving, witty and truly remarkable woman. Ardella made friends with everyone she met; a privilege to many. Ardella set a shining example for her family, nieces, nephews and their respective families, an inspiration to everyone. Though God has her in His keeping, her memory will always be in our hearts.

“LIVE LIKE ARDELLA”

A graveside memorial and private gathering for family and friends will be held at a latter date. Thank-you to the medical team at Palliative Care at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their kindness and caring to Ardella. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400-9 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.


JOHNSON

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, GERALD “GERRY” MELVIN JOHNSON, beloved husband of the late Frances Johnson, in Lethbridge at the age of 72 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 528 Maple Crescent, Picture Butte, Alberta, on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Eva Stanley officiating.

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


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Violette Mueller

1925 – 2016

Mrs. Violette Doreen Mueller (D’Andrea) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Oscar Mueller, passed away at the Linden View Care Centre in Taber on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

The very proud mother of Mike (Ardelle), Doug (Rosey), Len, Tom (Karen), and Deanna; devoted to her grandchildren Kurtis (Heather), Blaine, Craig, Ryan (Amber), Christine, and Samantha (Ryan). She was blessed with 7 great- grandchildren Bridgette, Summer, Autumn, Maximus, Zack, Zane, and Olivia.

She is survived by her much loved nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and her very special friends.

Besides her loving husband Oscar, Vi was predeceased by her parents John and Raffaela D’Andrea; brothers Joe and his wife Margaret, Ralph and his wife Cathy, Guerino and his wife Margaret; sister Anne and her husband George, and her infant grand-daughter Melissa.

Prayer for Peace

-Pope Pius XII

Almighty and eternal God, may your grace enkindle

in all of us a love for the many unfortunate people

whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life

unworthy of human beings.

Arouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger

and thirst for justice and peace and for fraternal charity in

deeds and in truth.

Grant, O Lord, peace in our days, peace to souls,

peace to families, peace to our country,

and peace among nations.

Amen

A public memorial will not take place, instead a small private family graveside service will be held in the Warner Cemetery at a later date. If friends or relatives wish to say a prayer at their convenience in their own time and in their own space, I will be very thankful.

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


PIKE

1924 – 2016

ORVILLE JOHN PIKE, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Orville is survived by his children: Sheila (Landy) Esau, Gary (Julie) Pike and Randy (Arlene) Pike, grandchildren: Lindsay (Robb) Engen, Devon Pike, Derek (Cherise) Pike and Amanda Pike, great grandchildren: Rowyn and Elia Engen and Kailey and Sadie Pike.

Orville was predeceased by his wife Mildred in 2013.

Cremation and a private family gathering will be held.

Special thanks to the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, especially the staff on 4C for their care.

“Forever Remembered

Forever Loved”

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


PROKOPISHYN

DR. HAROLD PROKOPISHYN, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Prokopishyn, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Center, on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating.

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


REGNIER, LUC

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luc Regnier on Wednesday Feb 10th at the age of 70, in Calgary, AB, surrounded by love. His greatest joy in life was family. There will be a Celebration of Life held at the Royal Canadian Legion #20 in downtown Taber on Thursday, Feb 18 at 2pm. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Luc please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial

Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.


SHARP

1937 – 2016

MR. WILLIAM “BILL” HOBERT SHARP, of Lethbridge, beloved brother of Frances Schultz of Lethbridge and Frank Sharp of Lacombe, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

He is survived by his sister, Frances Schultz of Lethbridge, his brother Frank (Ollie) Sharp of Lacombe, his sister-in-law Bonnie Sharp of Devon, and was predeceased by his brother Robert Sharp, his brother-in-law Arvid Schultz, and his parents. He is also survived by nieces Linda, Maria, Beth, Patricia, Sandra, Shauna, Shelley, Shannon, and Charlotte as well as nephews Henry and Arthur. He is also survived by numerous cousins and grand nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by long-time friends and lunch-mates Kaz Nakamura and Chris Cook.

Bill was born on September 2, 1937, on the family farm at Bashaw, Alberta. He was the third child of Hobert Rule and Frances Elizabeth (Malott) Sharp. He grew up on the family farm in the George School District community. He spent most of his time roaming through the trees and around the sloughs, looking for wildlife. He was so happy when he discovered some slime molds on one of his forays. He started school at the one-room George school. Once the school bus was introduced, he transferred to the grade school at Mirror Consolidated where he continued until he graduated high school. He always excelled as a student. Following high school he entered the University of Alberta, studying biology. Following graduation, he worked as a lab assistant at the University of Calgary and at a field station at Gorge Creek. He later received a Master’s Degree in Biology. In 1962, he began teaching at the new Lethbridge Junior College. In the late 1960’s he spent a year teaching at a junior high school in London, England. When the University of Lethbridge was established, he became one of the founding faculty members, teaching there until he retired in the late 1990’s.

Throughout his life, Bill enjoyed prowling around the foothills, the coulees, and all of Southern Alberta, identifying and recording the song birds. When they were all recorded, he started on a project to identify and photograph all of the flowering plants of this area. After thousands of photos, he was compiling this detailed information to be published. Sadly he wasn’t quite finished.

A lifelong bachelor, Bill was happy spending hours on his own hiking and enjoying the outdoors. He was one of the founding members of the Lethbridge Naturalists’ Society and served many times on the executive committee.

At Bill’s request no formal funeral service will be held. A memorial gathering will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 20, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, 910 – 4th Ave. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0P6.

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


Mary Svab

Mary Therese Svab, 84, of Pincher Creek, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 at the Pincher Creek Health Centre after a brief illness.

Mary was born May 20, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec to George (Juri) and Anna Gaydos. She moved from Montreal with her mother and brother to Toronto after the sudden passing of her father. There she lived with her family until meeting Mike Svab through the Toronto Slovak community. They were married in Toronto in 1952 and moved to Pincher Creek to start a family.

She was predeceased by her parents and brother Joe, and is survived by her son Joe (Wendy), grandchildren Angela and Michael as well as sisters-in-law Jeannette Gaydos and Pauline Warren and nieces and nephews.

Mary enjoyed many activities including reading, music, singing in the choir at St. Michael’s Church and gardening. In her later years she found joy in watching her grandchildren, Angela and Michael play a variety of sports. Mary had an inquisitive mind, often reading and posing questions to learn more even attending Lethbridge College as an adult. Mary also tutored students at Matthew Halton Community School for many years.

A Prayer Service will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7pm at St. Michael’s Church, Pincher Creek. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 1pm at St. Michael’s Church, Pincher Creek, Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0


SWAILE

THERESA BERNADETTE SWAILE, beloved wife of the late Henry Swaile, passed away in Raymond on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 97 years. A Memorial Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, Raymond, on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.


WOZNICZKO

JERRY WOZNICZKO, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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