October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 3, 2016.

DAY CHIEF-RED CROW

KEITH JR. DAY CHIEF-RED CROW, beloved husband of Stephanie, passed away in Lethbridge on May 31, 2016 at the age of 52 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, June 6tht from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, June 7th at 11:00 am. Interment in the One Spot Cemetery. Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


DELAUW

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, LENA DELAUW, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

She is survived by her sons, Peter Jr. (Carmen), and Fred (Tara) as well as her grandsons Ross, Austin, Nolan, Eric and Jordan. She is also survived by her one sister, Pauline Dipasquale.

Lena was born in Kimberley, B.C., on July 11, 1933. She met Peter and they were married in 1957. Together, they helped raise 2 nieces, Wendy and Lindsey, before starting a family of their own. Lena and Peter, with their two young sons moved to Monarch in 1969. In 2007, Lena and Peter moved to Lethbridge.

Lena was a fantastic mother who looked after her family, despite her health issues. She enjoyed music, especially Wilf Carter. Her companions, Dachshunds Betty, Barney and Lucy were loved by her. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

In memory of Lena, donations may be made to Canadian Blood Services, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON., K1G 4J5.

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


DUNLOP, Charlene

June 18, 1944 – June 1, 2016

Charlene Dunlop passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice on June 1, 2016. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ray Dunlop, as well as her children and grandchildren; Heather (Chris) Erin and Kristyn Moore; Lana (Darcy) Miranda and Brandon Lane; Rhonda (Mark) Taylor, Megan and Jaron Deering; John (Kari) Mya, Jaxon and Tyson Dunlop. She is also survived by her brother Albert Dumbleton. She will also be missed by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and close friends. Charlene was predeceased by her mother and father, Marjorie and Charles Dumbleton and her sister Ilona McCaull.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church (344-50th Avenue West, Claresholm) on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Father Tim Boyle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlene’s memory may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice (P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB. T1S 1A5) or the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5).

Arrangements entrusted to WILLOW CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm, Alberta. Telephone: 403-625-3212. You may forward condolences at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


Donald “Don” Funk

1945 -2016

Mr. Donald “Don” Funk of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Funk passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the age of 70 years. Don was born in Winkler, Manitoba and grew up on a farm in Fertile, Saskatchewan. He joined the RCMP in 1965, serving 30 years in various detachments across Alberta. Upon retirement he worked on the boards for Child & Family Services and Alberta Transportation. He enjoyed travelling, especially his winter trips to Yuma to meet up with old and new friends. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend and he will be deeply missed. In addition to his loving wife of almost 50 years, Don is survived by his 3 sons Terry (Sue Ashby) Funk, Jeff (Jayna) Funk and Darren (Claire) Funk; 3 grandchildren Melissa Funk, Ryan Funk and Emily Funk. Don will also be cherished by his sister Ruby (Bill) Busby; and brothers Alvin Funk, Victor (Anita) Funk, Richard (Sandra) Funk, Merle (Darlene) Funk, and Lorne (Susan) Funk; sister-in-law Phyllis Funk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Don was predeceased by his parents Frank and Anne Funk; brother Clarence Funk; and sister-in-law Margery Funk. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, June 6, 2016 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1620 29 St NW, Suite 300 Calgary, AB T2N 4L7.

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


GIMBLETT

THOMAS GEORGE GIMBLETT, beloved husband of Sandra Gimblett, of Magrath, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HAULTAIN

TONYA HAULTAIN passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at the age of 57 years.

She is survived by her daughter Kara Lee Haultain of Red Deer, AB., father Paul Bowman of Raymond, AB., sisters Michelle Kyle of Vancouver, B.C. and Lesa Hamilton of 108 Mile Ranch, B.C.

Tonya was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Be at peace.

At Tonya’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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


JOHNSON

Ronald K. Johnson, beloved husband of Janet, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00pm at Mountain View Cemetery.

Friends are asked to join the family in the sharing of memories at Grandview Village (20- 3rd Street S.) on Saturday, June 4th from 2-4pm.


Dan Kress
1927 – 2016

Daniel Kress, beloved husband of the late Alarine Kress, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 88 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MARTENS

PETER JOHN MARTENS, beloved husband of Helen “Lena” Martens of Coaldale, AB, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the age of 103 years.

Along with his wife Lena, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Bill (Jean) Martens, Carol (Dave) Dancoisne and Candice (Fred) Nicoll; grandchildren, Cindy Pahara, Clint (Dawn) Pahara, Tami (Todd) Otteson, Corey Martens, Robin (Greg) Justice, Josh (Glenda) Martens, Nikole (Tony) Alvarez, Mark (Amy) Jones, Michelle (Desmond) Murphy, Shawn Dancoisne and Jason (Lisa) Dancoisne; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Shannon Pahara, great-grandson Jace Pahara and three brothers, John, Jake and Frank Martens.

Peter was born in Rueckenau, Ukraine to his parents, John and Helena (nee Goetz) Martens, on December 30, 1912. He immigrated to Canada in 1924, living in Hespeler-Vineland, New Dundee, Kitchener and Manitou, Ontario then finally moving to Coaldale in 1929.

Peter and his brother John had several businesses in Coaldale for 21 years. In 1938, he met Helen Friesen and they were married in 1940. Peter and Lena retired to Abbotsford, B.C. in 1968 but he couldn’t slow down; he sold real estate for Block Brothers for the next eight years. Due to his age and Lena’s health, they moved back to Coaldale in 2004.

Music was an enjoyable pastime for Peter throughout his life. He sang in his church choir, led the singing in Sunday School for eight years and conducted a choir that sang over CJOC Radio for eight years. He especially loved his violin.

A Memorial Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114-18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

A private family Interment will take place at the Coaldale Cemetery prior to the service.

In memory of Peter, donations may be made to MCC, 2946-32nd Street N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7.

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


Mrs. Doreen Marjorie Musk

1939 -2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doreen Marjorie Musk of Lethbridge, after a lengthy period of declining health on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband Judge Charles Musk and her twin brother Dale Barton.

Doreen is lovingly remembered by her son Mark (Sarah), her daughter Lynn (David), her son Tom (Tara) and her nine grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Keith Barton.

Doreen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and grew up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She spent many happy summers on her uncles’ farms in Senlac and Saskatoon. She met her husband Chad in Prince Albert and after completing her nursing training they moved to Regina. Doreen nursed at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina and following a move to Lethbridge, she worked for many years at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Doreen had many passions in her life. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends, curling, watching baseball and walking her dogs. She enjoyed her friendships at McKillop United Church and had a lifelong interest in art.

Doreen unfortunately suffered from a stroke and had dementia. She lived her final years at St. Therese Villa. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese for their wonderful care of Doreen.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Private Family interment will be held at a later date in Saskatchewan.

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


Chenyse Plettell

1995 -2016

Miss Chenyse Plettell of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 30, 2016 at the age of 21 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service.

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


PREBUSHEWSKI

LARRY WALTER PREBUSHEWSKI, beloved husband of Lorraine Prebushewski, of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

He is the loving father of Chantell (Rusty) of Lethbridge, Crystal (Stan) of Spring Coulee and Paul of Lethbridge as well as three grandchildren, Ashley, Brady and Caitlin. He is also survived by his brother Wally (Myrna), nephew Jason (Kara) and niece Michelle.

Larry was predeceased by his father Walter Prebushewski and mother Mary Prebushewski.

Larry was born on June 16, 1942 in Moose Jaw, Sask., to Walter and Mary Prebushewski. From an early age, Larry was top in sales in insurance and also started a career in car sales, operating two car lots as well as working for major dealerships. He was an awesome chef and started his restaurant, Prebby’s Place. He was famous for his BIG burgers and Ukrainian meals. Due to health reasons, he was forced to retire. Larry will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

At Larry’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

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


SCHIMANSKI

JOHANNES “JOHN” SCHIMANSKI passed away at his home at Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, B.C. on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant.

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

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


SULLIVAN

Our dear loved mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, PHYLLIS ANNE SULLIVAN, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 30th, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

She is survived by her son Wayne (Sue) Spence of Duncan, B.C., their children Greg Spence of Victoria; Carmen (Nathan) Wilson of Duncan, B.C., their children Blaze and Zoey; Sherry Spence of Duncan, B.C.; her daughter Charlene (Erik) Thomsen of Lethbridge, their children Jason Arnold of Calgary; Kimberley (Rob) Laidlaw of Lethbridge, their children, Payton, Dawson & Brevin; Michael Thomsen of Lethbridge; Randall Thomsen of Calgary; Dan (Tammy) Thomsen of Lethbridge and their children Jace & Lily.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents, Emmett and Vera Sullilvan.

At Mom’s request, a private graveside service will be held where she will be laid to rest with her parents in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


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