October 29th, 2020

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 26, 2016.

ABERDEEN

AMANDA MARY ABERDEEN, nee Red Young Man, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the age of 29 years.

A Family Service will be held at STREETS ALIVE MISSION, 323 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M., followed by the Wake, held at MAE RED YOUNG MAN’S RESIDENCE, Brocket, AB, beginning at 6:30 P.M. and continuing all night.

The Funeral Service will be held at ST. CYPERIAN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Brocket, AB, on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Archdeacon Sydney Black officiating.

Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Brocket, AB.

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


Garth Balfour

1940 – 2016

Mr. Garth Balfour of Lethbridge, left us far too soon. He passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 22, 2016 at the age of 75 years.

Garth is survived by his sister Eileen Williams; brother Robert Balfour; sister-in-law Lee Balfour; numerous nieces and nephews, close cousins James and Penny Balfour and an abundant circle of great friends.

Garth is predeceased by his parents, Henry and Mary Balfour; siblings Gordon Balfour, Murray Balfour and Johnston Balfour.

Born in 1940 in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan; Garth spent some time working in his Dad’s hardware store, but at the age of 19 he began his career with Eecol Electric. Garth would spend more than 40 years with Eecol, which eventually brought him to Lethbridge. Garth had a lifelong love of various sports, especially a love/hate relationship with golf.

At Garth’s request there will be no funeral service, however; a private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Garth’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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


ELLIS

ROSE-MARIE (JACOBS) ELLIS passed away February 23, 2016, at the age of 83 years, wife of the late Daniel Raymond Ellis.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Larry (Gail) Ellis, Cameron (Linda) Larson, Lionel Ellis, Linda (Philip) Blasetti, Janet (Larid) Batchelor, Bob (Donna) Ellis, Kendall (Yvonne) Larson, Anita (Ken) Fisher, Pat (Twila) Ellis, Judy (Rob) Murray, and Jim (Leanne) Ellis. She also leaves 23 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters: Deloris, LaDon (Dieter), Joyce (Don), Barbra (Watson) and brother Gordon (Joan); half brothers Gilbert, Grant and Craig.

Rose-Marie was predeceased by her parents Chariton and Thelma Jacobs, brothers Wayne, Doug, Vince and Bud; sisters Margret and Evelyn, and granddaughter Danielle Michelle.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N Raymond, Alberta on Monday, February 29, 2016. Viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. with the funeral commencing at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, 402-740-4 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, Lethbridge, Alberta. 403-382-3601. http://www.generationsfh.ca


FLETCHER

DORIS (OLER) FLETCHER passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6 A. Avenue North, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.


Margaret Victoria Ford

1924 – 2016

Margaret Victoria Ford of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late John Jack Ford, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Health Care Centre on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Margaret was born in Lethbridge on June 21, 1924 to her parents Joseph and Mary Baceda. Margaret attended school in Lethbridge. She worked at various jobs to help support her family. Margaret was involved with the Royal Purple and was a very dedicated member for many years. She also loved going to the Crowsnest Pass to relax and enjoy the mountain air and surrounding views. Margaret enjoyed tending to her yard and home which she took great pride in.

Margaret is survived by her daughters Lorraine Sullivan and Bernice Eckel; sons Doug Roth and Dale (Joan) Sullivan; grandchildren Brandy Roth, Spencer (Karin) Berry, Kristina and Sarah Bendick, Rod Sullivan Jr. and Damien Roth; great grandchildren Alayna and Daxton Berry, and brother Frank (Connie) Baceda.

Besides her loving husband Jack, Margaret was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Baceda; brother John (Phyllis) Baceda; son Rod Sullivan; step-sons Donald and Dallas Roth; and granddaughter Tiffany Sullivan.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the STARS Foundation at PO Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7

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


FORSYTH

GARTH DEAN FORSYTH age 88, beloved husband of Jean, rode off at sunrise February 18, 2016. “See ya later, Alligator. Don’t get your hum gum twisted over your huzzy guzzy!” He was born to Neil Snow and Chloe Roseltha (Hatch) Forsyth early in the morning of December 5, 1927 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada—just prior to a record-making blizzard. He stood 6’2”, with dark hair and intense blue eyes that could see into your soul. He met Elna Jean Campbell, daughter of William David and Elna (Bohne) Campbell, while both worked at the Rothe ranch. They married October 14, 1948 in Hillspring, Alberta, Canada. In 1951, on the ninth of January (Garth’s mother’s birthday) they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Every spring he sought the first crocuses, buttercups, and shooting stars, and brought them to Jean— usually before anyone else knew they were blooming. They purchased a home in the Kimball Valley in 1958 and raised cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, an occasional goat, goose or turkey, and 11 children. Few could nurse a sick animal or comfort a child quite as tenderly as Garth – he felt reverence for every life.

He was apprenticed as a saddle maker as a boy, and at 12 bought his first horse (he would rather catch a horse than walk a block). He then got a job herding milk cows for the town of Cardston. Garth’s preferred occupation was cowboy; his children and grandchildren enjoyed riding, fixing fences, trapping gophers and learning to love nature alongside him. For many years he managed the Ross Lake Community Pasture from May through October. Other vocations supplementing this included: truck driver, sheep shearer, senior care assistant, retail clerk, carpenter and general contractor. He was an all-around handyman. If it was broken, he could fix it. A highlight of his life was assisting with renovations of the Cardston Alberta Temple. Though he built many bridges, houses, barns and quonsets, his real accomplishment was building a life of love, friendship and service. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as Branch President of the Blood Branch, a missionary with Jean in the Los Angeles Family History Centre, an ordinance worker in the temple, and in many other capacities through the years. He enjoyed learning every day and was a powerful example of faith, fortitude, service, and good cheer. He began to ski at age 50, joined Facebook at 80 and became proficient with Skype at 85! Garth is survived by 10 children, Rex (Betty Lou); Gene (Debbie Lyle); Randy (Kathy); Tim (Karyn); Linda (David) Ames; Shane (Sharon); Necia (Richard) Kittler; Scott (Teri); Becky (Kevin Penner); and Bonnie (Darcy) Erickson; his foster son Wilfred (Charlotte) Marks Sr.; 52 grandchildren, 125 great- grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. He is also survived by 2 brothers: Mylo (Matilda) and Bryce (June); and his only sister Ruth (Robert-deceased)) Horne. He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Rex (Chic), Scott (Gladys), Ken (June), and Duane (Verna) Forsyth; two granddaughters: Tausha and Marie; and one great-grandson: Clayton.

The family expresses appreciation to all those whose kind words, visits, sincere regards, and reminiscing, cheered and lifted him recently – “the folks that call [him] friend.” We also express gratitude to Dr. Playfair, Dr. Tailfeathers, and other doctors, nurses and staff at the Cardston Hospital; staff at the Chinook Lodge; and other nursing staff and volunteers for their special concern and compassionate care.

Family will greet friends at the Legacy Funeral Home, on Friday, February 26th 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, CARDSTON ALBERTA WEST STAKE CENTER, 846 1st Ave W, Cardston, Alberta on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2016 AT 11:00 A.M.

Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the LDS general missionary fund: https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/donations/lds-church/ missionary-fund.html?cde1=807

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

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Wayne Peters

1957 – 2016
Sheldon Philip Wayne Peters, passed away near Vauxhall on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the age of 58 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, February 28, 2016 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Hays Community Hall, Hays on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

HORII

VIOLET FUSAE HORII, beloved wife of the late Tom Asazo Horii, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


KIEMELE

DELBERT MILTON KIEMELE, beloved husband of Laureen of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on February 24, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children: Darlene (Ford) Nelson of Cardston, Don (Colleen) of Longview, Dean (Wendy) of Strathmore, Brian (Peggy) of Lethbridge and his son-in-law, Henry Lepko of Lethbridge.

Del loved his nine grandchildren: Sacha (Matt), Cole (Tanya), Michael, Jaime, Miles (Whitney) Kyle (Ashley), Josh, Kirsten and Brianne and his seven great-grandchildren always made him smile. He is also survived by his sisters: Margaret Ost, Joan Semach, Hazel McDonald and brothers: Bill and Alfred.

Del was predeceased by his daughter Lois, parents William and Estella, brothers: Louis, Melvin and Keith and sisters Mable Vare and Beatrice Hately.

Del was born December 29,1923 in Bassano, AB to William and Estella (nee Francis) Kiemele – the fourth of eleven children. He grew up in East Majorville – east of Milo, AB. In 1941, Del moved to his grandfather’s homestead west of Cardston. He married Laureen Vance in 1949 and they ranched in the area until 1988 when they retired to Lethbridge. Del was an excellent stockman and he could usually tell the weather by looking at the mountains. He was a man of his word, honest and always willing to help a neighbor. Del and Laureen loved to dance, bowl, play cards and picnic with the family. He was an avid horseshoe player and woodworker. Del loved his wife dearly for 66 years and was a friend to all. He was a hard worker, dependable and devoted to his family.

The family extend sincere appreciation to the staff at the P.A.R.P Unit of St. Michael’s Health Centre for their outstanding care and compassion.

A Celebration of Del’s Life will be held at a later date.

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


 

 


LONSDALE

Lola Marlene Lonsdale (Queener)

1933-2016

It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, aunt, great aunt, grandma & best friend Lola Marlene Lonsdale (Queener). She passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on the morning of Feb. 22, 2016 with her devoted, loving daughter Diana and grandson Trevor (Amber) Panczak by her side.

Lola is predeceased by her parents Loren and Ethel (Wilcox) Queener, her sisters & brothers-in-law Lorraine and Len Candy & Art and Reta Beaton as well as her sons-in-law Jim Green & Johnny Panczak & grandson Richard Panczak. Lola is survived by her daughter Diana Green (Kanigan) grandson Russell (Angie) Panczak, Trevor (Amber) Panczak, along with numerous friends, cousins, nieces & nephews & great nieces & nephews, and her special grand-daughter Carol Beluch, as well as her beloved dog, Hardley.

Lola grew up on the Queener farm south of New Dayton, Alberta in Middle Coulee. Her younger years with her sisters, were filled with the typical farm life of work & school with the occasional trips into town on a Saturday night for ice cream and a show. Lola had a wonderful sense of humour and known to be a bit of a prankster. She was also an avid outdoorswoman. She loved her independence in her adult years after leaving Warner. Lola loved to travel in her motorhome to various campgrounds, fishing holes or to visit friends and family all over Alberta. She enjoyed the solitude and thrills of fishing and canning and feasting on her catches.

Lola also enjoyed music. Her love of music helped shape the career of her grandson Trevor who was the apple of her eye. They attended many a local jam together and Trevor credits Lola as one of the major reasons he developed into the singer he is today. Lola and Diana shared a special mother/daughter bond. They shared a home for over 35 years and were best friends.

Although there will be no service held at Lola’s request, we will, and encourage you, to celebrate her life & cherish the memories she so lovingly gave us.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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


Felix Mathieu

1962 – 2016

Mr. Felix Mathieu of Enchant, beloved husband of Mrs. Sharon Mathieu passed away suddenly on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the age of 53 years.

Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Ab

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 127 Centre Street, Enchant, Ab

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


McCARTNEY

We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of JOHN ELSDEN McCARTNEY.

He lost his battle with pneumonia at the age of 67 years at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 21st, 2016.

Originally from Vernon, BC area, John was an aspiring rodeo champion until he suffered injuries too great to continue. As John recovered he became more involved with the games of pool & snooker. In fact the pool hall became John’s life and home. He has forged many relationships that have lasted decades.

He was a brother and uncle to many and a father figure to some. John is survived by all the lives he has made an impact on, namely his pool family, which are too many to mention.

If you so wish, donations for John’s Service may be made to Cornerstone Funeral Home or Shotz Billiards Club & Lounge.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

Interment to take place in Brocket, Alberta at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

A Feast will follow at the Lethbridge Friendship Society – 1709 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta

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


OLIVERIO

1989 – 2016

KIMBERLY MARIE OLIVERIO, beloved daughter of Vittorio and Kathy Oliverio of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at the age of 26 years.

Along with her parents, she is lovingly remembered by her sister Cara; grandparents Benito and Esther Paoletti and Antonia Oliverio; Uncle Roberto (Jodi) and their children Isabella and Marco Paoletti; Uncle Rick (Jen) and their children Oakley and Jackson Paoletti; Zia Rosa (Rob) and their children Angela, Antonella and Serafino Verardi; great cousins Jayden and Savannah; Zio Natale (Nadia) and their children Joseph and Lucas Oliverio; Zio Biagio (Gemma) and their children Olivia and Joel Oliverio; as well as many extended family and friends.

Kimberly was predeceased by her great-grandparents, Caterina and Giovanni Paoletti and grandfather, Giuseppe Oliverio.

A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH on Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

An Interment will be held following the Funeral Mass at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kimberly may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Alberta and N.W.T. Chapter, Suite 270, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3.

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


OSBORN

THOMAS FAIRFAX OSBORN, beloved husband of Jennifer Osborn, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home, on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 80 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 Cochrane 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


Andrew Sherman

1918 – 2016

Mr. Andrew Sherman of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Ada Sherman, passed away at Age Care Columbia Assisted Living on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 98 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in April. Dates to be announced at a later time.

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


VOS

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

A Graveside Service will be held for family at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life to follow at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Tony Maan officiating.

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


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