October 24th, 2020

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 22, 2016.

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BRENNAN

GEORGE FRANKLIN BRENNAN, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the age of 85, two months before his 86th birthday.

He is survived by his close friends, Terry Makus, Lyle and Vivian Grover and family, and Colleen Grover.

George was predeceased by his wife Vivian and son Patrick as well as his parents, two sisters and one brother.

George developed many friendships over the years. These included his Tim Horton’s coffee group, Heritage Lodge staff and friends, childhood friends from Drumheller and many members of the trucking industry and friends in Drumheller, Calgary and Lethbridge.

George was involved in the trucking industry for over 60 years. In the course of this career, he trained many drivers, some of who he even taught to drive and always was willing to share stories and experience for the betterment and safety of the new drivers and the industry.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Major Sandra Habkirk officiating.

If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Heritage Lodge, 601-6th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2E4, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7.

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


 Marie Lievaart
1954 – 2016
Maria Lievaart, beloved wife of Dan Lievaart, passed away in Calgary on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 61 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Chloe Galts

1943 – 2016

Mrs. Chloe Galts of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Marvin Galts, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Dorothy Gedrasik

1939 – 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Gedrasik of Stirling, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Gedrasik, passed away at Raymond Health Centre on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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HAMILTON, Mary Elizabeth

1936 – 2016

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Hamilton (nee’ Huculiak) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. She passed away on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at the Bentley Care Centre, at the age of 79 years.

Mary was born on May 4th, 1936 and was a longtime resident of Lethbridge, Alberta. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Nicholas Huculiak; as well as one great grandchild. She is survived by her brother, Nick Huculiak of Delta, British Columbia.

Mary is survived by her four children; Rick (Kim) Huculiak, Tom Hamilton, Jim Hamilton and Mary (Richard) Demarsh. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren; Heather (Gord) Reddekop, David Huculiak, Adam (Miranda) Hamilton, Jesse Hamilton, Ashley Demarsh and Kristin Demarsh. She was also blessed to have eight beautiful great-grandchildren.

Mary loved spending time with her family. Gramie especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in their many different activities. The family will deeply miss spending time with Mary and her loving presence.

The family would like to convey our deepest appreciation for the kind care the nursing staff provided at the Bentley Care Centre.

A private family memorial to celebrate Mary’s life will be held at a later date.


HARKER

SEPT. 17, 1937 – FEB. 17, 2016

Our sister, LORNA CHRISTINE HARKER passed away in Raymond, February 17, 2016. She was predeceased by her parents, Blaine and Jill Harker and a brother, John. She leaves to mourn four sisters, Barbara (Lorenzo) Davies, Jill (Vern) Wakefield, Patricia (Gaylon) Dudley, and Christine (Patrick) Roper, numerous nieces and nephews. Lorna will be missed by the many people who knew her. She was a happy soul, with a cheerful smile, who loved people. She would sometimes forget names, but she didn’t forget faces. If you were her friend, she remembered and showed it.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, IN MAGRATH, ALBERTA on Monday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Monday from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HUTCHINSON

1946-2016

RONNY (RON) JOHN HUTCHINSON of Warner, beloved husband of Louise, father to Marni Hutchinson (Kyle Girard) of Okotoks, Celeste (David) Small of Okotoks, Shaun (Brianne) Hutchinson of Lethbridge, and grandpa to Wyatt Small, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on February 18, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

Ron is fondly remembered by his brothers Jerald (Leigh) Hutchinson and Lynden (Phyllis) Hutchinson, his twin sister Conny Schipper (Jim Fisher), sister-in-law Rosey Mueller, brothers-in-law Barry (Irene) Kirkham and Ed Neimann, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his two Costa Rican ‘daughters’.

Ron was predeceased by his parents Jack and Verlyn Hutchinson, nephew Danny Hutchinson, brothers-in-law Pieter Schipper and Doug Mueller, and sister-in-law Susan Neimann.

Ron was raised on the family farm east of Warner and attended grades one to 12 at the Warner School. He had a great love of basketball, playing through high school, at Mount Royal College, with the Doug’s Sports Men’s team, and at the University of Lethbridge (U of L). Ron met Louise Kirkham at the U of L in 1968, and they were married in 1971.

Ron had a love of business that started while working for the Bank of Nova Scotia and eventually led to working for the Industrial Acceptance Corporation (IAC). He excelled with IAC, which gave him the opportunity to work in Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer and Dawson Creek.

Ron’s work in the business world took Ron and Louise to Dawson Creek, where they began their life and adventures together before returning to the family farm in 1975. Here they raised their three children and Ron successfully farmed for 34 years.

Ron worked tirelessly, volunteering in the community. He helped build and maintain the Warner Curling Rink, coached both boys’ and girls’ high school basketball, and sat on the Warner Senior Citizens’ Housing Committee. He had a great time planning the annual MJ memorial golf tournament for many years, which raised funds for cancer. Ron was also a lifetime member of the Warner Elks Club and served as Exalted Ruler for two terms.

In 2001, Ron and Louise moved to Lethbridge, although Ron continued to farm until his retirement in 2009. Following that, Ron and Louise pursued their love of travel, wintering in Phoenix where they met many great friends, and visiting countries in 6 of the 7 continents in the world. A personal favourite of Ron’s was the great pyramids of Egypt.

Family was very important to Ron, and he ensured his family spent many summers at his brother Jerald’s cabin in Kalispell and took the family on annual trips to Kelowna with the Kirkham clan. There were also many family adventures that helped instil a love of travel in his kids, including a trip of a lifetime to Disney World and the Bahamas, ski trips to Whitefish, and many camping trips to Elk Water and Waterton. The most recent family trip was to Costa Rica in 2009 to celebrate his retirement and the sale of the family farm.

Ron was an avid sportsman with a love of hunting, curling, pickle ball and golf. The Wrentham Curling Bonspiel was an annual highlight for nearly 30 years. Upon moving to Lethbridge in 2001, golf became his passion, with many close friendships being formed at the Country Club. Ron’s love of curling and golf also led him to volunteer with major golf and curling events such as the Scottie Tournament of Hearts and the Canadian Ladies’ and Mens’ Amateur Golf Tournaments.

Ron was generous to a fault, and a true gentleman. He had a great sense of humour, made friends wherever he went, and was always one to speak his mind. He loved people and accepted everyone without judgement. His character, as well as his love of family and friends, shone through in everything he did. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

A Private Family Inurnment will be held in the Warner Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7, the Warner Ag Society, PO Box 431, Warner, AB, T0K 2L0, the Warner Cemetery Improvement Association, c/o Lynette Entzminger, Box 223, Warner, AB, T0K 2L0 or the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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


 


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.


OULTON

RUTH OULTON, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


SCHILE

1914 – 2016

JULIA FRANCES SCHILE, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Paul Lawrence Schile, passed away at the St. Therese Villa, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the age of 101 years.

Julia is the loving mother to sons Clarence (Bonnie) of Lethbridge and Ron (Marion) of Calgary and daughter Sharon of Lethbridge as well as five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers George (Eleonor) and Henry (Shonnie) as well as survived by a large extended family. Julia was predeceased by her husband Paul, son DaLoyd, daughter-in-law Pat Schile, two brothers and three sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating with a Private Family Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Julia, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or The Canadian Diabetes Association, 2323, Unit 204, 32 Ave. N.E, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3

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


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.

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, 2016, 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


VOS

1934 – 2016

JOHN WILLIAM VOS, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Berna Vos, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

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