October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, May 28, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 30, 2016.

Alexander Pustaseri

1919 – 2016

Mr. Alexander Pustaseri of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

Alexander was a well respected home builder in Lethbridge for many years. A special thank you goes out to the staff at St. Michael’s for their care and compassion.

At Alexander’s request, there will be no funeral service.

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


CHECKNITA

SUSAN CHECKNITA passed away in Magrath on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the age of 84 years. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the MAGRATH CEMETERY.


GUMINY

EDITH JEAN GUMINY, beloved wife of the late David Guminy (nee Brown), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Bernice Gyorkos (nee Pytlarz)
May 17, 1931 ~ May 24, 2016

Bernice Mary Gyorkos of Medicine Hat, formerly of Lethbridge, passed  away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 24, 2016,  at the age of 85 years.  Besides her loving husband, Stephen Aloysius,  Bernice is survived by her daughter, Janice (John) Laing of Medicine  Hat and her twin granddaughters, Stephanie and Jillian Laing.  She  will also be deeply missed by her sister, Adele Pogue (David) of  Calgary and her sister-in-law, Glenda Pytlarz of Lethbridge as well as  her nieces, Jane, Ruth, Luann and Marie and nephews, Bob and Tom, who  were all very dear to her.  She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph  and Joanna Pytlarz and brother, Joseph Pytlarz Jr.  Bernice was born  in Travers, Alberta on May 17, 1931.  When she was a child the family  moved to Lethbridge where she continued to reside until moving to  Medicine Hat in 2010.  Bernice married Steve in Lethbridge on August  26, 1971 and their marriage was blessed with the birth of their  daughter, Janice.  During the years she lived in Lethbridge, she  worked as a secretary at the Lethbridge Separate School Board and the  University of Lethbridge.  Bernice had many interests throughout her  life some of which included sewing and cooking.  She was an avid  seamstress, crafter, and knitter and had an excellent style and  taste.  Bernice was an amazing cook and enjoyed hosting many family  holidays and gatherings over the years. She will be remembered for her  warm heart and loving, gentle personality and had a special  relationship with her granddaughters who she loved dearly and her  spirit will live on through them.  Our family would like to thank the  nurses and aides from Homecare that helped care for Bernice over the  last two years.  We are also grateful for the care she received at  Riverview Care Center over the past six months.  Cremation has taken  place.  A Celebration of Bernice’s life will take place in Medicine  Hat and Lethbridge at a later date.  (Condolences may be expressed by  visiting our website at  http://www.cooksouthland.com)  Memorial donations in  Bernice’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 201,  770 – 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7E6.


WRAY KENNEY

(1928-2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Wray Kenney of Blairmore, Alberta, May 19, 2016 in the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre at the age of 87 years. Wray was born December 27, 1928 in Lethbridge and was raised in the Coaldale area.

Papa to his grandkids and “Ole” Wray to the rest of us will be remembered for his wit, sense of humour, and strong opinions about anything you would care to discuss including aircraft, cars, politics, and computers. Conversations were very important.

Wray was a well respected and hard-working entrepreneur. Owner of a Pepsi-Cola distributorship for 37 years and prior to that, Sales Manager at CJLH TV were among his many careers.

Wray enjoyed times at the Kootenay Lake place and holidays in Mexico, as well as other countries. He loved music, especially jazz, Sinatra, Bing, Ella and classical.

Memberships in the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club, Blairmore Lions Club, Blairmore Legion, and Masonic Lodge #30 were most enjoyable to him. Wray volunteered in fund-raising for various causes. His strong personality helped him to take his health challenges head-on. He loved his family. Even a little bragging occurred.

He is survived by Kay(nee Phillips) his loving wife of 62 years; his beloved children, Terry (Laurie) Kenney, Scott Kenney(Norway), Shannon Joseph and Brent Kenney; his cherished grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Per William, Catherine, Sarah(of Norway), Joey, Joel, Jessie, Josiah and Corey. He is also survived by his brothers, Bert(Shirley) Kenney, Murph(Sandy) Kenney, Bill(Linda) Kenney, and his sister Doreen(Richard) Chollack; brothers-in-law, Wayne Anderson, Peter(Marion) Pascal and Alf(LuRene) Phillips; and by numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his sister Donna Anderson.

The Celebration honouring Wray’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Crownest Pass Curling Club Hall (8702-22 Ave) in Coleman.

Donations in memory may be directed to the CNP Health Fdn, Box 510, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0. Condolences and further information may be found at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. 1 (877) 896-8555.


Dora Kinzell
1918 – 2016

Dora Ruth Kinzell (nee Buckley), beloved wife of the late Bud Kinzell, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the age of 97 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, June 2, 2016 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dora is survived by her nephew Lynden (Rhonda) Buckley; Twila’s two children, Dora Buckley (her son Califf) and Tristan Hinves; close family friend Ed Odland and family and by numerous other family and friends.   
Dora was predeceased by her parents Markus and Emily Buckley, her husband Clifford (Bud) Kinzell, brother Frank Buckley, sister-in-law Francis Buckley (nee Bennett) and niece Twila Dawn Buckley.
Dora was born in Taber on December 10, 1918 to Marcus Frank and Emily Annie Buckley (nee Perry). She grew up on her grandparents ranch with her brother Frank. They attended school in Vauxhall. At the age of twenty one, Dora and her good friend Francis Bennett enrolled in the army. Dora met her future husband Clifford “Bud” Kinzell while on days off in Calgary. They were married July 1947. After they were married, Dora enrolled in a nursing aid program and upon completion worked in Drumheller, Medicine Hat and Taber. Dora and Bud took in and raised their nephew Lyle Buckley and in later years raised Lyle’s children Twila and Lynden Buckley. They continued farming until Bud’s passing on September 19, 2001. At age ninety, Dora moved to Taber, residing at the Clearview Lodge where she enjoyed the company of the residents and also friends visiting in addition to the recreational activities offered by the lodge. Dora will be remembered for her stories of ranch life and later farm life and had a compassion not only for people, but also animals, especially cats. She enjoyed fishing and loved painting, which is reflected on the walls of her room.   
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dora’s name may be made directly to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5E9 (http://www.lethbridgehumanesociety.com) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 (http://www.diabetes.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


JEFFREY DANIEL LAUER (1966-2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Jeffrey Daniel Lauer of Coleman, Alberta, who passed away on May 22, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 49 years. Jeff was born October 30, 1966 in MooseJaw, Saskatchewan to parents Wilma Grace Lauer and Daniel Lauer. A devoted son, loving father and cherished brother as well as a friend to many, he will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Grace Lauer of Glenwood; his father, Bill Van Buskirk Sr. of Coleman; his sons, Matthew Lauer and Dennis Lauer of Coleman; his siblings, Laura Lee Lauer of Glenwood, Bill Van Buskirk Jr. of Lethbridge and Barbara Gosselin of Willow Bunch, SK; his former spouse, Raelene Joinson of Coleman; his biological father, Daniel Lauer of Hope, BC; and his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends that he made throughout his lifetime. The Ceremony honouring Jeff’s life will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 12 noon at the 386-4 Avenue North, Glenwood, Alberta.

The Ceremony honouring Jeff’s life will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 12 noon at the 386-4 Avenue North, Glenwood, Alberta. Donations in memory may be directed to the Go Fund Me Account (gofundme.com/ 25tgcnuc). Condolences and further information may be found at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. 1 (877) 896-8555.


LUBBERS

“In my father’s house there are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

John 14:2-3

Mrs. Antonetta Lubbers passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

The late Mrs. Lubbers was born in The Netherlands on July 2nd, 1918. She was predeceased by her husband Harm Albert on November 7th, 1991.

She came to Canada with her husband and family in September 1959 and resided in Lethbridge and Coaldale. She is survived by her children Herman (Joan) Lubbers of Stony Plain, Alberta, Harry (Linda) Lubbers of Coaldale, Alberta and Alive (Henry-deceased) Medemblik of Hamilton, Ontario. She also leaves to grief her grandchildren William Lubbers, Albert (Liza) Lubbers, Carol (Hemant) Prakash, Keith (Coralee) Lubbers, Lloyd Lubbers and Renee (Shane) Hofsink, as well as her great-grandchildren Maysen, Zachery, Navneet, Shanti, Taylor, Jordynn, Kelsey, Makayla, Jaycen, Braden, Hannah and Fallyn.

Relatives and friends are welcome to offer their condolences to the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hank VanderWoerd officiating. A Private Graveside ceremony will take place in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers for those who wish, memorial donations in Antonetta’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.

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


MAGUIRE

WALLACE “WALLY” MAGUIRE, beloved husband of Jean Maguire, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on May 10th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. He was the loving father of Holly (Ted) Allen of Calgary, Patrick (Shawna) Maguire of Houston, and Robert Maguire of Regina. Wally was also the much-loved grandfather of Katie and Sean Allen, Chantel, Riley and Kaylie Maguire.

Wally is also survived by his two brothers Douglas (Tory) Maguire and Wayne (Patricia) Maguire, along with numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives and dear friends. Wally will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, friend and dedicated teacher.

Wally started his career in 1956 at the University of Saskatchewan as a sessional instructor in the Agriculture department. In 1964 he began teaching at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Agriculture program. In 1969 Wally pioneered the Agriculture program at the Lethbridge Community College (LCC) under Dr. David Clark, where he was fondly referred to as “The Father of Agriculture” by some. Wally remained at LCC for 25 years until retiring in 1994.

“Wally, your passion for life and sense of humor were infectious. Our thanks and love go with you” (Jean, Holly, Pat & Rob )

If you so wish, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

A Celebration of Wally’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating.

We wish to thank the staff of the St. Michael’s Health Centre and the Palliative Care team, Homecare, the Chinook Regional Hospital staff and Emergency department, the Greystokes staff and the staff at the West Highlands Good Sams who provided care for Wally. We would also like to thank all of our good friends and relatives who have provided such wonderful support throughout this difficult time as well as Travis and staff of Cornerstone Funeral Home for their professional care.

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


MORIYAMA

MICKEY MORIYAMA, beloved husband of Jackie Moriyama, of Lethbridge, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Along with his wife Jackie, he is lovingly remembered by his sister, Alice (Doug) Kamatoma of Raymond as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mickey was predeceased by his uncles, Tak and Shigeo “Shin” Takahashi.

Mickey was born September 20, 1931 in Raymond, Alberta. He was a good man that was generous, kind and loving. Mickey was a loving husband and a good provider. He worked at Highway 52 Feeders and then Tollestrup Construction for many years. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held the CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805- 9 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Barb Roycroft officiating. Interment to follow at the Raymond Cemetery.

In memory of Mickey, donations may be made to STARS, 1441 – Aviation Park N.E., (Box 570) Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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


PARD

Allan Pard – Mi’kskimmiisoka’simii “Iron Shirt” beloved husband of Charlene Wolfe of the Piikani Nation was called home to the Creator on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 64 years. A two-day wake service will be held at Piikani Community Hall on Saturday May 28, 2016 beginning at 5pm and continuing through Sunday. A Funeral Service will be held at Piikani Community Hall on Monday May 30, 2016 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Piikani Nation Cemetery.


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