October 25th, 2020

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 10, 2016.

ELDERKIN

It is with great sadness that the family of LLOYD ELDERKIN announces his passing on May 5, 2016.

Lloyd was a man of many dreams and accomplishments. He ran two dairy farms, participated in the building of the St Mary’s Dam, single handedly dissembled the Cardston Grain Mill to name a few accomplishments. He had traveled many places throughout Canada, but had made Cardston his home where he enjoyed the company of many friends.

Lloyd was a loving husband to Sheila Elderkin. A devoted father to his children Mike Elderkin, Steven Elderkin, Candace Zimmer, (Alan Zimmer), John Elderkin, Adam Elderkin & (Corrine Elderkin).

He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Brianna Elderkin, Jacob Elderkin, Tyson Zimmer, Wyatt Zimmer, Madison Zimmer, Dylan Elderkin, Bryce Elderkin & Launa Elderkin.

All who wish to remember his life are welcome to join.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, AB on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service, with Bishop Kendall Hardy Officiating. Interment to follow at the Cardston Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


FEDYNA

LYDIA FEDYNA, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Good Samaritan Society – West Highlands, on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Neil Friesen
1976 – 2016

Cornelius Buhler Friesen, beloved companion of Arlene Sakebow, passed away unexpectedly near Taber on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 39 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.


GROSS

JUANITA GROSS, beloved wife of Shawn Gross, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the age of 50 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Samantha, her son Brett and her sister Wanda Chisholm (Keith Triska), all of Lethbridge. She is also survived by Shawn’s family; parents Evelyn and Laverne Gross, two brothers Darcy (Cara) Gross and Scott (Tammy) Gross, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; Doreen and Walter.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., with Father Salvador Ahumada, Celebrant. Cremation.

In memory on Juanita, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society – 317 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

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


HEWITT

ARTHUR GEORGE HEWITT, beloved husband of Joyce Hewitt, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Center, Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday May 8, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HUNN

DARLENE STELLA “DENE” (nee KIRK) HUNN, beloved wife of Graham “Gerry” Robert Hunn, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Salvadore Ahumada, Celebrant.

Cremation.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dene, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th St. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7

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


KITAGUCHI

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of LILLIAN KITAGUCHI, beloved wife of the late Jim Kitaguchi. Lillian passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Sunday, May 8, 2016. At Lillian’s request no funeral service will be held. No Koden please; flowers gratefully declined.


KOLESAR

With deepest sadness, we announce the passing of EDMUND PAUL KOLESAR on May 6, 2016.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, his two children Ward (Cathy) Kolesar and Kelly (Dave) Mankow and his grandchildren, Alanna (Richard) Kowbel, Jayden Kolesar, Riley Dooper, Megan and Ryan Mankow, Brad (Cathy) Cook, and Nicole (Arthur) Cook and great grandchildren, Jaxon and Rikelle Kowbel and Casey Cook.

Edmund is also remembered by his sisters Sandra Wilson (Noel Doherty), Brenda (Matt) Van Gaalen, plus numerous friends and neighbors whose friendship he cherished.

He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Irene Kolesar.

Edmund was born Sept. 9, 1943 in Lethbridge. He was raised on the family farm and was honored to continue with the legacy for the rest of his life. He prided himself in being a farmer and raising a very successful black Angus herd. Edmund loved waterskiing, boating, fishing and went on many family vacations. He made lots of great memories with his children and grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral Services for Edmund will be held at the GRAIN COMMUNITY HALL, Aden, AB on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. George Henline officiating.

Interment to follow in the Aden Cemetery.

In memory of Edmund, memorial donations may be made to the Milk River & District Health Centre or Milk River Ambulance P.O. Box 90, Milk River, AB. T0K 1M0

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

GEORGE WARRICK LONG TIME SQUIRREL, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the age of 49 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


Joe Milder

1926 – 2016
Joseph Milder, beloved husband of Catherine “Katie” Milder, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. 
Besides Katie, his loving wife of sixty five years, he is survived by his children Robert Milder (Gina Osadczuk) of Brooks and his children Jennifer Marshall, Mellisa Milder and Jared Milder; Len (Jan) Milder of Great Falls and daughter Kim (James) South; John Milder of Barnwell and his children Stephanie Milder (Nathaniel), Russell Milder and Emily Milder; Susan (Keith) Hooge of Purple Springs and their children Kristine Hooge (Codi Oberholtzer) and Loralee (Riley) Schlosser as well as six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Mary (Don) Checkley, sister-in-law Anne Chontosh and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Milder, uncle and aunt Adam and Julia Milder, mother and father-in-law Mary and Andy Chontosh Sr., sister and brother-in-law Mary and Urban Horvath and brother-in-law Andy Chontosh Jr.
Joe was born in Soklovac, Yugoslavia on January 1, 1926. He immigrated to Canada with his mother Mary in August of 1931 to join his father John in Taber and the family was complete again. Joe attended Wadena and Barnwell school, but quit to help run the family farm south of Barnwell, which he later took over. He helped build St. Augustine’s Church where he married Katie Chontosh on November 28, 1950. Farming was his profession but horses and cattle were his passion. He served as chairman of the board for the Purple Springs Grazing Reserve and Barnwell Grazing Reserve. Joe also served on the Sugar Beet Growers Association board. He was a charter member of St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus. He semi-retired to Taber in 1987. Joe enjoyed the last three years living at Clearview Lodge spending time with lifelong and new friends. Joe will be missed by all who knew him.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Joe’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
An extra special thanks to the staff at Clearview Lodge and the compassionate staff at Linden View. Thanks also to Dr. Yawni, Dr. Shields, Dr. Yamabe and Anne from Community Care for dads care over the last few months.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Mrs. Margaret Hewlett

1921 – 2016

Mrs. Margaret Hewlett of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Les Hewlett, passed away at Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm, on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street N., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


OLD SHOES

LEONARD OLD SHOES, beloved husband of Bernice Scout, passed away at the Cardston Hospital, on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


RACZ

RONALD RACZ, beloved husband of Brenda Racz, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

Besides his loving wife, Brenda, Ronald is survived by his children Nicole (Jim) Tarzwell of Lethbridge, Ryan (Samantha) Racz of Lethbridge, as well as his grandchildren Logan, Payton, Griffen and Rex. He is also survived by Lou Racz, Sherry (Harry) Korthuis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ronald was predeceased by his father Louie Racz, mother Anne Racz, sister Marjorie Racz, his first wife Faye Nadine Racz, as well as sister in law Joan Racz

Ron was raised in the I-17 area on a farm, southwest of Milk River. Following his school education, he worked for a period of time at Mandin Tire Store. IN 1978, he married Faye Mueller and settled on the family farm. Faye and Ron had two children, Nicole Jean Racz and Ryan Matthew Racz. In 1991, Ron’s father Louie Racz passed away, followed by his mother in 2007. His wife, Faye, passed away in 2003. After the loss of his wife in 2003, Ron retired from the farming industry, met Brenda and moved to Warner. In 2005, he married Brenda Arnold and moved to the Warner area. Ron has one brother, Louis Racz and one sister, Sherry (Harry) Korthuis. Ron’s eldest sister Marjorie passed away at age 7 in 1963. Ron’s sister-in-law, Joan Racz, passed away 6 weeks ago.

Ron had two careers. His first career was farming, which he did until 2004. Then he and Brenda started his second career, to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a truck driver. Family was very important to Ron, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all including his two little four legged boys, Mikey and Rowdy.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the WARNER EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 301 – 5th Avenue, Warner, AB., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7.

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


ROMCZUK

TAMARA ROMCZUK, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday May 9, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


VANDERBEEK

1936-2016

Joseph (Joe) VanderBeek husband of Frances Graham VanderBeek passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 79.

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years Frances VanderBeek, children Tim VanderBeek of Lethbridge and Gail (Rod) Schultz of Lethbridge as well as his two dearly loved granddaughters Sarah Schultz and Alyssa Schultz, both of Lethbridge.

Joe is also survived by his brother Tony (Ann) VanderBeek of Lethbridge and his sisters Nolda Smeding of Lethbridge, Joan (John) Antonides of Penticton and Nettie (Lloyd) Westra of Edmonton.

Joe was predeceased by his parents Jan VanderBeek and Everdina Spiering VanderBeek and his oldest brother Bert VanderBeek.

Joe was born in Dubbeldam, Netherlands on May 10, 1936 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. He found employment at Sick’s Lethbridge Brewery in 1958 and stayed when it became Molson’s Brewery working in the brewhouse and shipping department until the brewery’s closure when he retired.

He loved gardening and working in his yard and was a familiar face around the neighbourhood.

After retirement he became an avid golfer. He was always ready to help anyone whenever they needed it.

When the brewery closed, Joe became one of the organizers of the Golf Tourney and Steakbake that his former brewery coworkers hold every year and often met his friends for coffee and breakfast.

Joe was also very active in the local Ham Radio community, serving as President of the Lethbridge Seniors Centre Ham Radio Club. He was always willing to share his expertise and knowledge with fellow Ham Radio enthusiasts as well as volunteering to provide communications at any event or function that needed it.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 from 9:30 A.M. until 10:55 A.M.

The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Following the Funeral Service, a time of fellowship & refreshments will be held at Cornerstone. The Interment Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Joe, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7

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


WEST

WEST, ARLINE L. ZAMBETTI, born October 13, 1927 in Stavely, Alberta and passed away in Cardston, May 7, 2016 at the age of 88.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Zambetti; siblings, Jack (Marj) Derochie, Jeanette Schuler, Merle (Yvonne) Derochie; children, Rick (Wendy) West, D’Arcey (Janice) West, Cindy (Dennis) Baker, Marni (Eric) Anderson, Norine (Gene) Pierson, Steve & Susan Ruda; 27 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren.

Arline is predeceased by husband, Norris John West; daughter and son-in-law, Shelley (Wayne) Jensen; daughter-in-law, DaVeeda West. Our mother was beautiful inside and out. She was kind, loving and creative.

She led a life of service in her community, church and as a devoted mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. Arline had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. She loved music and instilled that love in her family. The family wish to thank the caring staff at Lee Crest.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardston Health Foundation, Box 1440, Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0.

The Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,Mountain View, AB on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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