October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 31, 2016.

BOYD

Sylvia Margaret Boyd of Lomond, beloved wife of Harvey Boyd, passed away in Brooks on Saturday March 26th, 2016 at the age of 73 years. Sylvia was born on January 25th, 1943 in Calgary and raised at Shouldice, Alberta. She was a registered nurse, farmer, daughter, mother and, most importantly, a loving wife. Sylvia married Harvey Lloyd Boyd of Lomond in 1964, and they raised their family of 4 boys on the farm in the Lomond area. She was active in the community and well loved by many. Sylvia was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December, 1992 and it ultimately led to her passing, after many hard fought years. She is predeceased by her parents Christopher and Evelyn Reed. Sylvia is survived by her loving husband, Harvey Boyd of 51 years; sons, Jim Boyd and his wife Kelly of Arrowwood, Alberta, Roy (Catherine) Boyd of Lomond, Dennis Boyd and his wife Dena of Brooks and Dale of Lethbridge; 6 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; 1 great granddaughter; brother Art Reed and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM from Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. John Theiss officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Sylvia, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Brooks and District Health Foundation for Dialysis Machine, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3 or Parkinson’s Society, #102, 5635 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Z6.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, BROOKS, ALBERTA.

Condolences may be forwarded

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Toll Free (866) 362-4652.


FOX

November 7, 1956 – Tuba City, Arizona

March 28, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of MARY ANN FOX (nee Yellowhorse), beloved wife of Richard (Joe) A. Fox Jr. Mary Ann returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father at the age of 59 on March 28th, 2016.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard; their children, Jana (David), Kansie, Amanda, Travis, Tamara, Riley; their five grandchildren, Kasmira, Elijah, Monroe, Cohen, and Winter. Mary Ann is also survived by her parents, Hubert and Myrtle Yellowhorse; her siblings, Susie, Evelyn, Russell, Roland, and Rupert; her beloved cousin, Rena (Gary) Dunn; and many numerous cousins and extended family.

Mary Ann was born in Tuba City, Arizona and raised as the eldest of six children on the Navajo Reservation near the Grand Canyon. Mary Ann met her husband while attending Brigham Young University. They married in the Cardston Temple on May 5th, 1978. Richard and Mary Ann built their home and raised their family in the Bullhorn Coulee on the Blood Reserve.

Mary Ann was a devoted mother and wife, always going above and beyond in nurturing and providing for her husband, children and grandchildren. She will always remain as a foundation for integrity and strong spiritual beliefs to her husband and family.

Mary Ann enjoyed participating in numerous events and gatherings with her family. She was revered for her delicious traditional Navajo frybread amongst her family, friends and at many events.

Mary Ann often looked forward to visiting her parents, siblings and relatives in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. She loved to travel with her family to numerous locations such as California, Florida, Mexico and Hawaii.

Mary Ann served faithfully in several positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was active in several church wards during her lifetime including Glenwood, Cardston Kainai Branch, and Lethbridge. Mary Ann is cherished by all her loved ones and will be greatly missed.

A Wake Service will be held at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CARDSTON ALBERTA STAKE CENTER (EAST HILL), Cardston on Friday, April 1st at 11:00 a.m. Friends and relatives may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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


Gordon “Trent” Low

1949 – 2016

Mr. Gordon “Trent” Low of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

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JAMES NATION HILLYER

July 8, 1974 – March 23, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of JAMES (JIM) NATION HILLYER, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at age 41 years, in Ottawa, ON. Jim is the beloved husband of Olivia Dawn (Boehme), and proud father of their children London, Taylor, Nation, and Asia. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m., followed by the funeral service 11:00 a.m. Location for all events: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Raymond Stake Centre, 2 North – 200 West, Raymond, Alberta. The family appreciates all expressions of support and condolences and asks in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Hillyer Children Trust Fund c/o ATB Financial by quoting Transit 07349/Institution 0219.


Josephine Kondas

1936 – 2016

Mrs. Josephine Kondas of Lethbridge, passed away at the Park Meadows Lodge on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the age of 80 years old.

Josephine was born in Enchant, Alberta to Samuel & Mary Virostek. She was raised in the Enchant Area, then moved to Lethbridge to work and married Steve Kondas on April 27, 1957. They resided in Lethbridge briefly before settling down to raise their children in Coaldale, AB.

She is survived by her children Steven (Dorine) Kondas of Stettler, AB, Terry (Linda) Kondas of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Sharlene Kondas of Lethbridge, AB, Gregory (Karin) Kondas of Victoria, BC; grandchildren Ashley (Alaa) Abdel Khaliq of Lethbridge, AB, Adam Payne of Pincher Creek, AB, Kassandra Kondas of Victoria, BC, Janine Kondas of Victoria, BC, Hannah Kondas of Stettler, AB, Carrie Creaser of Edmonton, AB; great-grandchildren Cindy and Emma Abdel Khaliq of Lethbridge, AB; brothers Donald (Donna) Virostek of Lethbridge, AB, Wayne (Joan) Virostek of Warner, AB; sisters-in-law Shirley (George) Virostek of Enchant, AB, Diane Virostek of Lethbridge, AB, Linda Virostek of Enchant, AB, Margaret Kondas of Barnwell, AB; brother-in-law Larry Haller of Enchant, AB.

Josephine was predeceased by her loving husband Steve Kondas on November 19, 2000; her parents and siblings Helen, Mary, Samuel, George, Joseph, Betty, Michael, Verne, Lawrence, and Theresa.

Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, led by Father Ian Gagne.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 1, 2016 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1613 23 Ave., Coaldale, AB, with father Ian Gagne, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 402-740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9

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LEAVITT

JUSTIN RODNEY LEAVITT, beloved husband of Amanda, loving father of Aiden & Kayla, brother to Jordan, Jason & Jared, son of Rod & Tammy Leavitt, passed away in Calgary, AB, on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the age of 33.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, on Wednesday, March 30th, 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, Reunion Chapel @ (900 Reunion Gateway NW), Airdrie on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow at the Airdrie Cemetery.

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


Michael Miles Boras

1927 – 2016

Mr. Michael Miles Boras of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Boras, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Garry “Wire” Wyrostok

1948 – 2016

Garry Michael Wyrostok of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of the late Margaret Wyrostok, passed away suddenly on March 27th, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Garry was born in Shaughnessy, Alberta in 1948 to George and Margaret Wyrostok. Garry graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1966. He began working at Canadian Western Natural Gas (now Atco Gas) in the early 1970s, and retired in 2013. In his youth, Garry played many sports, excelling at hockey and fastball. He later developed a passion for the game of golf, and the golf course became his second home. Garry also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, frequently hosting them at backyard bonfires, and had recently begun pursuing photography as a hobby. Garry was known for his sense of humour and quick wit, and always seemed to have a joke ready to tell. He is survived by his daughter Amber, son James (Natalie), grandson Alexander; brothers Glenn (Wendy) Wyrostok and Geoff Wyrostok; Uncle Lino Chiste; Aunt Lillian (“Babe”) Soice; sisters-in-law Vi Roth, Anna Wutzke, Verna Roth, Roberta Roth, Eleanor (Terry) Collins, and Kathy (Ed) Carpenter; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. In addition to his loving wife Margaret, Garry was predeceased by his parents, George Wyrostok and Margaret Wyrostok; parents-in-law, George and Agnes Roth; sister, Linda Westling; Uncle Peter Lazaruk; Aunt Irene (“Tootsie”) Chiste; brothers-in-law George Roth, Jim Wutzke, Robert Roth, and Lester Roth; and niece Cheryl Delinte. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, located at 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, located at 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7

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YANICKI

ANNE ALEXANDRA YANICKI, beloved wife of the late Walter George Yanicki passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the age of 90 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at Ss. PETER AND PAUL UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 643-12 B. Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10:00 am with Reverend Gary Sedgwick Celebrant. A prayer service and interment will follow in Saskatoon (TBA).


YOUNG PINE

DELBERT YOUNG PINE passed away in Lethbridge on March 27th, 2016 at the age of 53 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Friday, April 1st from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00 am. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


ZABACK (BROWER), Betty

Betty (Cecil Elizabeth) Brower Zaback died peacefully from old age on Easter Sunday, March 27th, in Lakeview Lodge Nursing Home, West Kelowna, BC at the age of 98 after living a very healthy and long life. Betty (nee Johnson) was born in Waterloo, Iowa and moved with her family to Stirling, AB as a young child. She went to school in Maybutt and later went to Normal school in Calgary. Her first teaching job was at the 1-4 Research Station at Manyberries, AB where she met Bud Brower. Shortly after they married in July, 1941, they moved to Pincher Creek, AB. Bud and Betty had 5 children. Mary died in infancy. Bud passed away in 1975. Mom is survived by Peggy Van Tol in Lethbridge, Royce (Jeff) Higa in Kelowna, BC., Dick (Shirley) Brower in Lethbridge and Judy (Charlie) Martin in Drayton Valley. Betty is survived by grandchildren Dallas (Bill) Van Tol, Gary (Chrissy) Van Tol, Sharon (Troy) Anderson, Barb McKinnon, Tracy Martin, Bryan (Roxanne) Martin, Darcie (Mike) Young and Lana (Greg) Handsaeme as well as 15 great grandchildren. Betty is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and their families. Mom was very active in the Order of Eastern Star, Castleview Chapter # 21, in Pincher Creek. She was honoured as a life member in March of 2016. She was also a devout member of the United Church in Pincher Creek. Betty married Ed Zaback in Calgary in 1988. Soon after, they moved to Westbank, BC. They enjoyed the warm Okanagan weather and spent the winters in Yuma, AZ. After Ed’s passing in 1998, mom moved into Fernbrae Manor Retirement Home in Kelowna. She recently became a resident at Lakeview Lodge Nursing Home. Betty is also survived by Ed’s children: Jim (Pat) Zaback Judith Churchill, Janice (Henry) Hay, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren all residing in Calgary. At mom’s request, there will be no funeral. Final resting will take place in Pincher Creek during the summer. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to a charity of your own choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


Elizabeth Zbrodoff

1948 – 2016

MRS. ELIZABETH ZBRODOFF, beloved wife of the late George Zbrodoff, passed away in Lethbridge on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the age of 90 years. Elizabeth was born in the village of Tilipenki, near the city of Vinnytsa, Ukraine on May 2, 1925. At the end of World War II, she met George Zbrodoff in Germany and they married in 1945. In 1949, they immigrated to Canada with their 3 yearold son, Nicolaus and settled in southern Alberta. They had a daughter, Jane, in 1950, created a home base in Lethbridge and rounded out their family with daughter, Betty, in 1962. Elizabeth spent her entire life taking care of her family and aiding her husband while he ran and operated his construction business. Her sole purpose in life was to provide her children with the life and opportunities that had been denied to her in her youth. She was a dedicated wife, mother and “Baba”. Elizabeth is survived by her daughters Jane Zbrodoff (Gordon Logan) of Nashville, Tennessee and Betty Zbrodoff (Don Shackleford) of Lethbridge; and daughter-in-law Adele Zbrodoff of Lethbridge. She was “Baba” to Tracy Zbrodoff (Kam Bullock) of Lethbridge, Scott Zbrodoff of Calgary, John Logan (Sara Stone) of Urbana, IL Bradley Shackleford of Lethbridge and Derek Shackleford (Meipsy) of Ft. McMurray. She was “Great Baba” to Brittany Wichers, Kylie Bullock, Cameron Shackleford and Freya Shackleford. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents Josif and Anastazyja Maskolenko, her sister Anna, her dearest son Nick Zbrodoff and her treasured granddaughter Cassandra Shackleford. Baba Elizabeth will be loved and missed by all. Friends and family are invited to pay their final respects at 12:15pm on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 St. S. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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