October 31st, 2020

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 18, 2016.

DEWART

Hubert “Herb” Dewart, beloved husband of Rose Dewart, passed away on May 13, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

Besides his loving wife, Herb is survived by his sons Lorne (Karen) Dewart; their children Cole and Amanda, and Warren (Tiare) Dewart; and their children Dustin, Darren, and Janessa.

A Gathering in Herb’s Memory will be held between 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Cowley Community Hall. 122, Cameron St, Cowley, AB.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 402, 740 – 4th Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9


George Varzari

1926 – 2016

Mr. George Varzari of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mary Varzari, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 20146 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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GUNTER

GARY WILLIAM GUNTER, beloved husband of the late Arlene Gunter, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HARRIS

RALPH LESLIE HARRIS, beloved husband of Irene Harris, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Julia Elisa Bluekens

(Di Rocco)

1960 – 2016

It is with shattered hearts that we sadly announce that Julia Bluekens, beloved wife of Garth Bluekens, left us on May 15, 2016 just 10 days after her 56th birthday. Besides the love of her life, her husband Garth, she will be lovingly remembered and gravely missed by her daughter Kristin (Trevor) Bartha, the recent light of her life, her grand-daughter Briella Julianna Bartha, her son Jordan Ully; her best friend and sister Piera (Al) Baldwin, niece Laura (Doug) Brodie, nephew Christopher (Penny) Brown and a special great niece Brooklyn Angiolina Brown. She is also survived by her father Giulio Di Rocco, mother-in-law Kay Bluekens, a brother Dario, sisters:Rosanna, Tina, Rita and Diana, Garth’s sister Lisa (D’ Arcy), brother Scott (Annabelle) and their son Adam. Julia was predeceased by her Mother Teresa Angiolina Di Rocco and her sister Anna Ellena Di Rocco. Julia was a devoted wife, loving mother, a very proud Nonna not to mention a great friend and sister. Julia’s greatest joy was her family. She was never so happy and proud as to when she became a Nonna to little Miss Briella. Julia loved to be in the kitchen cooking, working on yet another needlepoint project and most of all working in the garden with Garth and her dogs, Koochie and Charlie. We love you Julia and you will leave a large hole in our hearts! A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, May 20, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

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MOLINE

ARTHUR ROBERT MOLINE, beloved husband of Lena Moline, of Lethbridge, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

Along with his wife Lena, he is lovingly remembered by his two daughters; Sandra (John) Wickend and Linda (Sandy) Stevens and one daughter in law, Michaeleen “Michie” Moline all of Lethbridge, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; two brothers Keith (Chris) Moline, Ernie (Betty) Moline, three sisters, Blanche (Lorne) McLeod, Magaret Schwartz, Barbara Boisclaire, two sisters in law, Marilyn Moline and Anne Moline, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Also left to cherish his memory are Lena’s children and their families; Brenda (Robert) Jurgens of Lethbridge and Donald (Shelly) Marshall of High River.

Art was predeceased by his first wife Janet, two sons Ronald and David, parents Lila and Samuel, one sister Thelma and two brothers Howard and Tom.

Art was born September 30, 1925 in Barnwell, AB. After his education Art served in World War II in the army infantry. He then began a lifelong career with C.P.R. as a conductor. He retired after 39 years.

Art enjoyed family time and would often attend his children’s and grandchildren’s various events. He loved to have fun. Art was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.

Art’s first wife and soul mate Janet, passed away in 1995 after 48 years of marriage. He then married Lena in 2000 and enjoyed 16 wonderful years together.

Art will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge AB, on Thursday May 19, 2016 at 1:00pm.

In memory of Art, Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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


Robert “Rob” Kern

1969 – 2016

Mr. Robert “Rob” Kern of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Tarah Kern, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 47 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm – 7:00pm, on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Avenue S., with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.

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HATTIE HOLLADAY RUSSELL

HATTIE IONE (Holladay) RUSSELL of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mac C Russell, passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on May 11, 2016 at the age of 96 years. Hattie will be forever loved and remembered by her children: W. Keith (RevaBeth) Russell of Springville, Utah; Janeth (Alan) Heath/Dudley of Magrath; Kathleen (Paul) Ciesla of Lethbridge; Marianne (Dale) Taylor of Lethbridge; and David “Tucker” (Lori) Russell of Lancaster, California. Hattie is also survived by her sister Alice Munroe of Medicine Hat, a foster son Glen Little Light of Calgary, 16 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren. Hattie was predeceased by her husband Mac Russell; granddaughter Stephanie Ciesla; grandson Brian Russell; her parents Daniel William and Susan Eliza (Marler) Holladay; sisters Della Blumel, Susie Jensen and Rose Gurney; and brothers Dan, Wren, Alan, and Howard Holladay. Hattie was born on July 2, 1919 in Magrath, where she grew up. She graduated from Magrath High School, then attended Garbutt Business College in Calgary. Her first job was with the Lethbridge detachment of the RCMP. While working in Lethbridge, she met Mac Russell. They were married on July 8, 1942 in the L.D.S. Cardston temple. They lived on the outskirts of Diamond City where they raised their five children. They shared 68 years of married life together before Mac passed away in 2010. Hattie was a wonderful example of charitable service and was always finding ways to help others. She was a committed member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in the Diamond Ward. There she planned and conducted music, played organ, sang in choirs and taught songs to many children for special numbers. She made quilts, provided meals and instructed classes. She began as a teenager in Magrath and continued until she was 80. She was President of the women’s society for some years. She loved creating a home, helping others, reading and writing. In later years, Hattie and Mac filled a mission in the San Antonio Texas Mission. They also loved their service in the Cardston temple, where they served for many years. Friends may meet with the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME at 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, May 20 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. prior to the service. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Boulevard South in Lethbridge. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery. As a family, we express gratitude to the exceptional staff at St. Therese Villa for their loving, tender care of our mother over the last 4 1/2 years and to all the doctors entrusted with her care.


SCHUITEMA

Doris Eileen Schuitema (nee McFarquhar) passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge at the age of 91.

She is survived by her daughter Joan (Bill), grandchildren Ian and Kevin, son Darrell and grandchildren Richard and Cheryl (Aaron) and great- grandchildren Amelia and Hazel. She is also survived by her sisters Joyce and Anne as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dick in 1995 and infant son Gerard and teenage son Graham.

Doris was born December 19, 1924 in Macleod. The family moved to the Blood Reserve near Standoff when she was young. She graduated from the Macleod High School. She attended the Royal Alexander School of Nursing in Edmonton graduating in 1948. Her career took her to Victoria, Saskatoon, Leavenworth, WA. then finally back to Southern Alberta. It was while working at Brocket and visiting her parents who lived at Pearce, that she met Dick, her future husband. They were married August 1952. She also worked at the Municipal Hospital in Fort Macleod, Blunts Nursing Home and the Lethbridge Rehabilitation Hospital. They lived on the farm in the Pearce District until September 1994 and then moved to Lethbridge.

Doris was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Dorothy Douglas Women’s Missionary Society in Fort Macleod. She was a lifelong member of the Order of the Royal Purple.

A funeral service will be held be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 19 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1818 5 Ave. S. Lethbridge AB. A private family interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.

Memorial donations may be made in Doris’s name to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 100 – 410 Stafford Drive S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2 or online at http://www.CNIB.ca


Viola Arkinstall

1931 – 2016

Mrs. Viola Arkinstall of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Charles ‘Allen” Arkinstall, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 85 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, May 20, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Major Wendy Mouland officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


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