January 25th, 2021

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 15, 2016.


A. MARION BOURNE passed away in Raymond, March 11, 2016 at the age of 99 years, beloved wife of the late Douglas Bourne of Magrath, AB.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER, in Magrath, Alberta on Saturday, March 19th, at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church on Saturday from 10:00 to 10 :45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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


DOROTHY GRIER, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


1930 – 2016

CORNELIA “CORRY” HAM, beloved wife of the late John Ham, passed away peacefully at her home in Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday March 15th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Sal Ahumada, Celebrant.

An Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Corry, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o All Saints Parish, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4

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

Anne Hayden
1934 – 2016
Anne Marie Josephine Hayden, beloved wife of Jack Hayden of Vauxhall, passed away in Taber on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 81 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.


MRS. HENDRICA NIEUWENHUIS, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stan Nieuwenhuis, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Born in Harlingen, Netherlands, she married Stan in 1950. They immigrated to Canada in 1952 and have resided in Lethbridge ever since. Hendrica is survived by three sons, Sam, John, Henry (Juliet), one daughter Nellie, nine grandchildren, Angela (Jamie), Jason, Brandon, Jocelyn (Adam), Kristin (Chad), Jaclyn (Eric), Michelle, Kurtis (Christina) and Kevin as well as 15 great- grandchildren. She is survived by several nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.

Hendrica was predeceased by one great-grandchild, as well as two brothers and two sisters in Holland.

A Memorial Service will be held at the MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Tony Maan officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, prior to the Memorial Service at 12:00 P.M.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Luykenaar and to the staff at the Park Meadows Good Samaritan Society, for the loving care that they gave our Mom and Grandma during her stay there.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.

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

Mary Varzari

1927 – 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Mary Varzari. Mary will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mary married the love of her life, George, in 1949 and they were blessed to have over 66 years of happy married life. Together they had their son Glenn and daughter Cory. Mary was equally proud of and close to both of her children. But that did not complete their family. Mary welcomed Glenn’s wife Janice to their family as her second daughter. She dearly loved her granddaughters Jennifer (Nick Noronha) and Cara (Quintin Pike). It was a bonus for Mary to have the good fortune of welcoming her three great- grandchildren Kya, Omari and Reon into the family.

Mary was born June 2, 1927 in Djurow, Poland, the only child of Andrew and Sophie Oleksiuk. Andrew emigrated to Canada to start a new life for his family near Lethbridge. Mary was 10 years old when she and Sophie crossed the Atlantic by ship to join Andrew. Mother and daughter, neither of whom spoke English, arrived in Halifax and boarded a cross country train bound for Alberta. They disembarked in Winnipeg by mistake and were lost for some time, but being the resourceful women they were, figured out where they went wrong and eventually arrived in Lethbridge. Finally, the small family was reunited, but sadly Mary’s father passed away shortly after his family arrived. Mary and her mother had a very close and loving relationship. Mom and daughter lived together not just while Mary was growing up. Mary and George made their home Sophie’s home and she lived with them until her passing.

Although Mary attended school, learned English and the customs of her new country, and became a Canadian citizen, she remained intensely proud of her Ukrainian heritage. She spoke fluent Ukrainian and she continued throughout her life to stay connected with relatives and friends from her home village in the Old Country through letter writing, welcoming visitors into her home, and visiting the village. She learned well from her Mother the art of Ukrainian cooking. Mary’s cabbage rolls and perogies are famous and fought over.

Mary was passionate. Mary loved her family and friends with all her heart. Her famous family dinners were one of the ways she expressed her love. She would cook for days, and dinner was a banquet. She invited family, friends and neighbors. She was a gracious host and she would keep her guests in stitches with her witty story telling. Mary loved her home and took great pleasure in making it a place that was welcoming, comfortable and elegant. She excelled at gardening and worked tirelessly in her yard creating velvet grass and beautiful flowers. Mary lived for her time in Hawaii and she and George spent many happy winters there. Not surprisingly, they also held their amazing dinners for their Hawaii friends and visitors from home. Mary was an adventurous traveler: She, George and Cory enjoyed trips to many parts of Asia, Europe, Australia, Eastern Canada and Alaska. In her later years Mary continued her passion of spending time with her family and friends and telling her stories. As an adult Cory and Mary developed a very special bond. Cory was Mary’s close friend, help mate and partner in crime. Cory’s friend Larry became one of Mary’s supports and kept a close eye on Mary and George, for which the family is deeply grateful. Whether lunching with Cory and the girls, hanging out with George and visitors at the home and enjoying special family dinners, or having a nip with the girls at the condo, Mary had a great story to tell that was always funny and never short on poetic license.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Anton’s Room at Lethbridge Lodge (320 Scenic Drive South) with a short program at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers a donation to YWCA Harbour House (604-8 Street South Lethbridge, T1J 2K1) is greatly appreciated.

Mary, we will always carry you in our hearts.

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

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