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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 11, 2016.



On April 6, 2016, Mr. Vincent Erdos of Hillcrest Mines, Alberta, passed away while receiving care at the CNP Continuing Care Centre at the age of 82 years – selfless character and hard working hands are now at rest.

He is survived by his children, Brian (Debbie) of Coaldale, Wayne of Lethbridge, Donald of Ft. Saskatchewan and Patricia Livingstone of Kelowna; his grandchildren, Brandon (Melissa), Tara, Christina, Corey, Brittany, Bradley (Amanda), Scott and Matthew; his great grandchildren, DJ and Peyton; his siblings, Roy Erdos of Claresholm, and Violet Hussion of Berrie, ON; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Rosemarie Erdos; his parents, Vincent Sr. and Mary Erdos; his brother, Oliver; and his sister, Mary Benci of Brooks.

The Memorial Mass honouring Vincent’s life will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:00 am in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126-21 Ave) in Blairmore with Fr. Ben Marino as Celebrant.

Donations may be directed http://www.amyloidosis.org. Condolences and further information may be found at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.


Andrew “Tenney” Fletcher

1951 – 2016

Andrew John “Tenney” Fletcher of Warner, AB, beloved father of Morgan and Logan, passed away peacefully after a lengthy struggle with cancer on April 7, 2016 at the Milk River Health Care Centre.

Tenney was born April 3, 1951 in Lethbridge, AB. He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Ethel Fletcher. He is survived by his two sons; grandson (Marcelle); brothers Cyrus (Kathy) Fletcher, Billy (Bev) Fletcher; sister Jolene (Will) Harty; brother-in-law Dale Halmrast as well as various nieces, nephews and great nephews and nieces.

Tenney farmed for many years and especially enjoyed harvest. He acquired his pilot’s license and had his own plane for a time. He pursued employment up north for a few years then returned home to drive semi-truck. After this, Tenney began driving water truck for oil rigs and spent many years following his rig. Although Tenney enjoyed the comradery of his crew, he was quick to point out that the really important people in his life remained his family and friends.

Tenney was a coin collector and eventually produced a very impressive display. He also had a passion for Indian Artifacts and spent many hours searching and discovering. He was proud to show his collection and share his knowledge of origins.

Over the past year, after his diagnosis, Tenney found so much enjoyment in reminiscing and spending time with his very special friends…he loved to tell and retell stories. He also enjoyed “just putzing” in his Chevy truck, all over the countryside, watching various farming activities or checking out wildlife. He drove grain truck for his brother’s 2015 harvest; he did not always feel well but he showed up every day, all day, with that huge “unforgettable grin” and a bottle of pain killers. Tenney was an optimist…always reassuring “I know I will feel better tomorrow”.

Tenney was known for his big heart and his generous disposition. “He would give you the shirt off his back”…he will be truly missed by all that knew him.

A Celebration of Tenney’s Life will be held for Family and Friends at a later date.

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Mr. Gerald Toews of Pincher Creek, husband of Audrey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the age of 74 years at Vista Village in Palliative Care. Services will be held on Sunday, April 10, at 11:00 am at the Foothills Community Church (1200 Ken Thornton Boulevard) in Pincher Creek.

Memorial Visitation At Foothills Community Church on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Society Vista Village (Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0).

Snodgrass Funeral Homes assisting the Toews Family with Funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864.

Gayle Gjestland

1940 – 2016

Gayle Gjestland, 75, of Plant City, FL, daughter of Floyd “Mickey” and Johanna Boner passed away on March 30, 2016. She was born on May 8, 1940. She came to Lakeland 28 years ago from Gresham, Oregon. Mrs. Gjestland worked as an exchange student coordinator.

Mrs. Gjestland is survived by her husband, Norman Gjestland, of Valrico, Florida, a son, Creggan Gjestland of Tampa, Florida, and a daughter, Cherith Gjestland, also of Tampa, Florida.

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TIMOTHY CRAIG McINTOSH, father of Tara Asuchak, of Fort Macleod, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, April 7th , 2016 at the age of 59 years.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends who knew him on his journey.

A special thank you to all the staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge for their special love and care.

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

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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

Cheryll Anne Oakes

1949 – 2016

Cheryll Anne Oakes of Moon River Estates, beloved wife of Lloyd Sereda, passed away peacefully at Cardston Health Centre on April 3, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00PM and 1:00PM, on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the ALS Society, 4723 1 St SW #250, Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8.

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CHARLES “CHUCK” PARKER, beloved husband of Jacquie Parker of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at the age of 72 years after a courageous battle for life.

Chuck, or “Chaz” as he was known to his friends, is survived by his wife of almost 45 years, Jacquie, his daughter Billie Jo (Larry) Basque of Lethbridge, step-son Dan Arbour of Calgary and sister Audrey Jeffrey of Porcupine Plain, SK. He also leaves his special granddaughter, Jordyn, whom he loved and thought the world of, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends near and far. Chuck is already missed by his special “poops” Emily, who never left his side. Chuck was predeceased by his father, William, in July of 1972, step-father, Jack, in 1995, and more recently his mother, Hilda in March of 2014.

Chuck was born on June 5, 1943 in Morse, Saskatchewan. He moved with his family to Lethbridge at the age of five. Later on, he ventured to Calgary where he enrolled at SAIT and received his journeyman Sheet Metal and Auto Body Tickets. He met Jacquie in Calgary in 1965. They later moved back to Lethbridge and were married April 13, 1971 and Billie Jo was born in January of 1972.

Chuck worked with Alcon Refrigeration and Heating as a Sheet Metal journeyman for many years of his life, but he was most passionate about auto body work which led to his very own business, Honest Charlies Paint and Repair. After that wound down, he worked with numerous auto body repair shops, until his ultimate retirement at the age of 61. He had another and perhaps ultimate passion for his Harley Davidson motorcycles. He loved his Harleys and took great pride in his creations from start to finish. He is riding free now.

Those who knew Chuck knew he was talented in anything he did. He had an incredible eye for detail and a stubborn attitude that if you weren’t going to do it right, you shouldn’t do it at all. He had an answer for everything, no matter what the task. His interest and skills were endless, including music and playing instruments, dancing, and the outdoors, especially sitting around the campfire sharing stories. He loved spending time with his family and friends and the memories he leaves behind are endless and will be cherished by many always.

An Informal Celebration of Chuck’s Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00P.M. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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

Joan Pierzchala

1924 – 2016

92 Years Young

With both sadness and gentle relief, Joan’s family announces her passing on April 5th, 2016. Joan was born in Montreal on January 18, 1924 and made her home in Lethbridge for 70 years. She was the seventh child of 15 children and her fabulous stories will never be forgotten. Many lives were touched during her career of 25 years with Green Acres Foundation. After retiring in 1992, Joan had more time to spend crafting for family and friends, golfing and enjoying time at the LSCO and the CNIB.

We will never have an ice cream cone without thinking of “Baba”.

Joan is survived by her loving family: Gail Cook (Brad Leggett), Powell River; Ron (Lynda), Lethbridge; Bryan (Barb), Lethbridge; Sandra Kirk, Lethbridge; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved sons, Donald and Michael (Kathy).

We extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their wonderful care.

A Celebration of Joan’s Life will take place at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Canon Allan McQuaig, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402 740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or CNIB 410 Stafford Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2.

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MARTHA MARIE REICHLE passed away in Cardston on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late Louis Lee Reichle.

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, Cardston on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Eva Stanley Officiating. Interment in the Turlock Memorial Cemetery, California

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com

Dolores Svensen
1937 – 2016
Dolores Faye Svensen, passed away in Taber on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 79 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.

Doreen Catharine Tokariuk

1931 – 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, Doreen, beloved wife of the late Stephen Tokariuk, in the early morning of Monday, April 4, 2016.

Doreen was born on April 28, 1931 in Coaldale, AB. She moved to Lethbridge to work as an Administrative Assistant at the Haig Clinic. She married Steve Tokariuk on July 9, 1955 and moved out to the family farm in the Sunnyside area where she resided until moving to Columbia House in 2015.

She is survived by her three children Cheri (Jim) Lindquist of Elk Point, Donna (Wade) Melnychyn of Calgary, and Gary (Elizabeth) of Sunnyside; eleven grandchildren Kirsty, Travis, Brett, Kelsey, Brady, Tanner, Reagan, Rebecca, Matthew, Ben, and Stephen; two brothers: Bob (Juanita) Gschaid and Ron (Kathy) Gschaid; and numerous nieces and nephews, and their families.

Besides her loving husband Stephen Tokariuk, Doreen was predeceased by her parents George and Anna Gschaid; sister Elsie (Lawrence) Nicholas and brother Louis (Olga) Gschaid.

Grandma’s home was special for many family gatherings, the most special being Thanksgiving. Doreen enjoyed cooking, gardening, bowling, and traveling. Doreen was the Lethbridge Hurricanes’ # 1 fan.

The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia House and Regional Hospital for their care and attention given to Doreen during her time there.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00PM on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB, led by Father Rogue Pereira.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30AM on Monday, April 11, 2016 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Rogue Pereira, celebrant.

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