January 20th, 2021

SATURDAY, May 21, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 24, 2016.

CHISOLM, Jerette Alberta

(nee: Anderson)

November 8, 1917 – May 11, 2016

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who passed away on May 11, 2016 at the age of 98.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Varlyne (Joseph) Montpetit, three grandchildren (Jodi Monaghan, Rob Oswin, and Dennis Montpetit), nine great grand- children, and many nieces and nephews.

Jerette was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Sadie Anderson, and by two sisters, two brothers, and one grandson. Jerette was also predeceased by her first husband, Ted Valpy, in 1966, and her second husband, Glenn Chisholm, in 2001.

In respect of her wishes, she has been cremated; there will be no memorial service. If desired and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

George F. Varzari

1926 – 2016

Mr. George F. Varzari of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mary Varzari, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the age of 89 years. A Celebration of George’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Anton’s Room at Lethbridge Lodge (320 Scenic Drive South) with a short program at 3:00 pm

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James Finlay Harrington, beloved husband of the late Shirley Harrington passed away May 16th in Burnaby B.C. at the George Derby Centre at the age of 90 years. He was predeceased by brother Bill, sisters Bunty and Bella, sons Bill and Jim,and granddaughter Robin. Survived and lovingly remembered by sons Jack (Diane), Bob (Laurie), Brian (Lillian), Daughter-in-laws Cheryl and Linda. Grandchildren Bill, Penny(Jody), Heather, Scott (Reesha), Karen (Ryan), Wes (Christina), Jesse and Erin. Great-grand Children Tay, Trace, Dylan, Cobey, Rannah, Finley. Remembered as Uncle Fin to nieces and nephews. Loved the open road and all the many life long friends he made along the way.


SHIRLEY ANN IVISON, of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Shirley is survived by her children: Bob Ivison of Lethbridge, Kurt (Connie) Ivison of Lethbridge, Lynn (Doug) Myers of Edmonton and Sandy (Jim) Wolosuk of Vauxhall. She is also survived by her brother Bob (Rosemary) Scurfield of Winnipeg and her grandchildren Chris, Breanna, and Jenna. She was predeceased by her parents Bert and Nellie Scurfield and daughter-in-law Judy Ivison. Shirley was born in Saskatoon, SK on November 23, 1930. She graduated from nursing at St. Paul’s hospital in Saskatoon. She worked as a nurse at the St. Michaels Hospital and at the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. Mom took great pride in her flower gardens. Planting and growing her flowers was her passion and she looked forward to getting out into the garden every spring. She also loved to play bridge and was involved in many different bridge clubs over the years. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of unit 4C who provided such wonderful care to mom for the past few months. In addition, we would also like to thank Dr. Gibb and the palliative care doctors who cared for her. As per mom’s wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Shirley, donations may be made to the YWCA Harbour House, 604 – 8 Street South, Lethbridge AB, T1J 2K1.

Mozalewski, John (Jan) March 28, 1921 – May 14, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Mozalewski of Barons on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 95 years. He passed away peacefully at the Claresholm General Hospital with all his family at his side. John will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Mary (David) Bishop of Barons and grandsons Clinton Bishop of Calgary and Erek (Kirsty) Bishop of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and a sister, all from Poland, as well as his wife Anna in 2008. John, a WWII Veteran and a POW survivor, emigrated from Poland in 1946 after the War to the Barons area. John farmed and also worked on the CPR. He loved dancing the polka, camping, fishing, and playing pool. John’s hobbies were his beautiful flowers, perfectly cut hedges and neatly cut lawns. John was a life member of both the Barons Legion and the Barons Elks and also a member of the Barons Seniors. John loved his family and spent much time over the years celebrating at family get togethers, watching many curling games and even coming out of retirement a few times to help and give his guidance on farming. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends. In honour of John’s wishes, there will be no memorial service. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made to the Claresholm & District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0. John’s family would like to give a very special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Claresholm General Hospital for all the compassionate care provided for him and his family. Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at


Mrs. Isabella “Susy” Titsing

1939 – 2016

Mrs. Isabella “Susy” Titsing of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William “Bill” Titsing, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MR. JOSEPH POLCZER of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Eveline Polczer, passed away on Wednesday May 18, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Joe was a devoted son, husband, and father who gave selflessly to his family. He will be greatly missed. At Joe’s request there will be no funeral service held.


EMILIO PRODAN, beloved husband of Danilo Prodan, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Emilio was born April 29, 1945 in Pirano, Italy. He was raised at Pirano and at 19 years of age moved to Triest, Italy. He entered the Italian Military and was stationed in Rome and Sicily. Following his military service he resided in Trieste until he moved to Canada in 1971 where he married his childhood sweetheart Danila. They resided in Lethbridge until his passing.

He is survived by his loving wife Danila as well as two sons Mike and Mark. He will also be deeply missed by his special niece Loreda (Maurizio) and her family, a nephew Ganni (Erica) and their families. He was predeceased by his mother Anna and father Govakin and two sisters, Norma and Amelia.

He took particular pride in nurturing his fruit trees and caring for his garden. He was a devoted family man who always put his family’s interests first.

Thank you to Dr. Strank, the staff at Haig Clinic, especially Elaine, who looked after Emilio (and seemed to understand) for so many years. Thank you to our caring neighbours, family and friends for the food, calls and visits. Your thoughtfulness, and caring compassion is appreciated.

Emilio will be having a private service with interment at a later date.

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


1969 – 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. 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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Anthony Unruh

1983 – 2016

Anthony Peter Unruh, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the age of 32 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 21, 2016 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 21, 2016 between 3:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anthony’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2C9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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