October 25th, 2020

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 24, 2016.

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.

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BOEI

It is with sadness that we announce that NEELTJE “NEL” BOEI, passed away on May 13, 2016, at the age of 95 years.

Nel was born in Leerdam, The Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with her husband, Cornelius Adrianus “Cees” and 3 of their children in 1959. Nel and Cees settled in Calgary, where she lived until the last 5 years, when she resided in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Nel is survived by her children, John Boei (Elvira), Bill Boei (Sue Martin), Lanie Fisher, and Len Boei, grandchildren Don Boei (Kelly), Wendy Boei Hahn (Brian), and Amanda Knight, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Nel was predeceased by her loving husband Cees and grandsons Jeremy Fisher and Andrew Fisher.

We would like to express our thanks to the staff of Cottage 3 at Park Meadows Village in Lethbridge for their care and compassion in caring for Nel for the last five years. Special thanks to Nicole for the extra love and care you gave our mom – you truly made a difference.

A family memorial will be held at a later time in Calgary. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your charity of choice.

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


George Varzari

1926 – 2016

Mr. George Varzari of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mary Varzari, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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GUNTER

GARY WILLIAM GUNTER of Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie (Kevin) Thurlow, son Collin Gunter and grandsons Bradley, Jordan, Tyson and Kolson; brothers and sister Brenda (Doug) Marshall, John (Bonnie) Gunter and Rick Gunter. Gary will fondly be remembered by Bonnie (Mike) Yalowizer, Robert (Sandy) Beaucage, Doug (Kate) Beaucage and Carol (John) Pascuzzo and numerous nieces and nephews; as well as special friends Robin and Liz Findlay and family.

Gary loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, Las Vegas and Fairmont, BC. Gary was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, and was well loved for his humor, respect and generous spirit. The boys looked forward to “Boca” making his usual Sunday afternoon visit which always included pizza or ice cream treats. Meeting “the guys” for coffee at the Backstreet was something he really looked forward to. Gary loved to both play and watch sports, including golf, and there are many stories of “Uncle Bunkers” adventures on the golf course.

Gary was predeceased by his beloved wife: Arlene Gunter; parents: Dennis and Kathleen Gunter; and mother and father-in-law: Robert and Flora Beaucage.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michaels Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge AB T1J 2M7

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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.

A Celebration to honour Ralph’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

An Interment will be held following the reception at Mountain View Cemetery at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ralph, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


MAGUIRE

WALLACE “WALLY” MAGUIRE, beloved husband of Jean Maguire, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge Alberta on Saturday June 11, 2016 at 1:30 P.M

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Robert McGregor

Mr. Robert McGregor of Lethbridge passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Robert will be laid to rest with his wife Margaret in the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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ROBERT “ROB” KERN

1960 – 2016

Mr. Robert “Rob” Kern of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Tarah E. Kern (nee Moore), passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 47 years. Robert “Rob” was born and raised in Lethbridge to Joseph and Anita Kern. Rob was very selfless, hardworking and a very dedicated husband, father and family man. Rob was well loved by all who knew him. In 1993 Rob began work with the University of Lethbridge where he remained a valuable employee until his passing. Besides the love of his life Tarah 37, Rob is survived by his father Joseph 81; brother Mike (Shannon) Kern 50; children Nicholas Kern 24, Jacey Kern 9, Eliana Kern 6; nephews Scott 23, Shaun 20, as well as numerous other family members that also loved him very dearly. Rob was predeceased by his mother Anita Kern. 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. For those who wish, Memorial Donations may be made in Rob’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 or to the Alzheimer’s Society – Lethbridge Chapter #402 740 4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9

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THOMAS

ANDREW MATHEW THOMAS, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge Alberta at the age of 81 years after a courageous battle with cancer.

Andy spent 45 years as a long haul truck driver for Speedy Heavy Hauling, retiring in 1999 with more than 4 million miles behind him.

As an avid bingo player, Andy especially enjoyed those times when he got to yell “Bingo”. His summer months were spent camping at Koocanusa fishing, relaxing and playing dice.

Uncle Andy will be missed and remembered with love.

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