October 22nd, 2020

MONDAY, June 20, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 20, 2016.

SHARP ADZE

MICHAEL THERON SHARP ADZE, of the Piikani Nation, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Barton Wyatt Kesler

February 21, 1933 – June 15, 2016

Mr. Bart Kesler of Lethbridge, the beloved husband of Shirley Kesler, passed away on June 15, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

Besides being survived by his wife Shirley, Bart is survived by his eldest son Barton “Trevor” Kesler and his wife Donna and their children: Lauren (James Hayduk) and Mitch (Mariah) Kesler. Bart is also survived by his youngest son, Harley “Stacey” Kesler and his spouse, Nathalie and children: Kayla, Austin, Hailey, and Lane.

Bart was born on the family farm to Harley and Lucy Kesler, and was the youngest brother to Lorence and Marion. He was raised on the family farm in Diamond City, Alberta and worked on the farm until 1957, when he married Shirley.

Bart obtained employment with the Government of Canada and worked at the Lethbridge Research Station for 34 years, specializing in Range Land Management. His work allowed him the best of both worlds; the security of a steady income as a “civil servant” and the ability to work in a ranching environment west of Stavely, Alberta. He was a skilled horseman and loved the horses that he owned. Bart had strong farrier skills and much of his time was spent caring for his horses.

His greatest passion was playing music. Bart was an accomplished bass player and loved playing his “electric bass”. The 1950’s to the 2000’s were spent traveling to various small towns in Southern Alberta, playing country music in community halls on Fridays and Saturdays nights. Bart continued playing music into his 80’s and until recent years donated much of his time to playing at jam sessions around Taber, Vauxhall, and Lethbridge.

Bart enjoyed the outdoors, and spent a great deal of his retirement at the cabin in Waterton. In the spring and summer months, he enjoyed hiking the trails in Waterton Lakes, and visiting the local coffee shops. The winter months were spent snowshoeing and cross country skiing in Indian Battle Park.

He was a proud grandfather and served as a teacher, and role model to his grandchildren: Lauren, Mitch, Kayla, Austin, Hailey, and Lane. Bart was proud of their academic, sport, and occupational accomplishments. He was a great grandfather to Harley and Reyna. Bart quietly played a grandfatherly role to others in his neighbourhood in his later years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S, Lethbridge, AB

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the COAST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE located at 526 Mayor Magrath Drive, South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Harley Stacey Kesler officiating. A reception will take place after the funeral, and then a private Interment will follow at the Royal View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, may make a memorial donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (telephone: 1-800-661-2262; website: http://www.albertacancer.ca/memorial).

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BIG THROAT

DARCY BIG THROAT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 at the age of 55 years.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB., on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Angelo D’Costa, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


BOYCE

LINDA GAYLE BOYCE of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by those who loved her, on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the age of 55 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Devin (Amanda Williams-Freeman) Gergel, Lindsay (Cam Koerselman) Gergel and Dustin Gergel, as well as her grandson, Mylo Gergel, all of Lethbridge.

Also left to cherish Linda’s memory are her special friends, Karen (Jim) Ostrup, John Austie and Holly Baier.

Linda was extremely positive, lived life to the fullest and gave a lot of joy to many people. She believed that “it is what it is” and demonstrated great strength, bravery and courage during her life with Multiple Sclerosis. Her acceptance of her diagnosis meant she made peace with the end of her journey and she was looking forward to being free from her discomfort and pain.

At Linda’s request, there will be no formal Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Lethbridge District Chapter, 724-13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 2T1.

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


HEALY-EAGLE BEAR

BRIAN FRANCIS “PLIERS” HEALY-EAGLE BEAR passed away in Lethbridge on June 11, 2016 at the age of 47 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, June 20th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, June 21st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


Leo Kress
1922 – 2016
Leo Kress, beloved husband of Henrietta Kress, passed away in Taber on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. 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.


LITTLE BEAR

PATRICK “PATTY” LITTLE BEAR passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Lethbridge on June 16th, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

A Wake Service will be at Patty’s Residence, Blood Reserve on Friday, June 24th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at Patty’s Residence, Blood Reserve on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Little Bear Family Cemetery.

Email condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


Mr. Cornelis (Neil)

Van Seters

1924 -2016

At His time, the Lord has taken unto himself, Cornelis (Neil) Van Seters of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Simone Van Seters. Neil passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 92 years. Besides his loving wife Simone, Cornelis is survived by his daughter Janny (Joop) Harthoorn; brothers Jake and Hugo Van Seters; grandchildren Martin (Irene) Harthoorn, Peter (Melanie) Harthoorn, Adrian (Colleen) Harthoorn, Robert (Kari) Harthoorn, Quinton Harthoorn, Patrick (Amanda) Harthoorn, Shawn (Rebecca) Harthoorn, Nicole (Julian) Van Dyke; as well as 17 great-grandchildren. Besides his first wife Martje Van Seters. Cornelis is predeceased by his parents, his sister, and three sisters-in-law. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Hwy #3, Coaldale, Alberta, with Reverend C. Van Spronsen, officiating.

But the Lord will send salvationAnd by day his love maintain;He will grant me preservation,And I will rejoice again.I will sing and pray at nightTo the God of life and light.He will in his mercy hear meAnd for evermore be near me.Psalm 42:5Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


PETER

JOLAN PETER, beloved wife of the late John Peter, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

Thank you to all the staff at Legacy Lodge for all the care and compassion shown to Jolan during her stay there.

A private Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.


Nicholas “Nick” Poberznick

1922 -2016

Mr. Nicholas “Nick” Poberznick of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Clara Poberznick, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife Clara, Nick is survived by his daughter Cheryle (Bill) Sangster of Lethbridge; son Blaine (Janice) Poberznick of Medicine Hat; grandchildren Darcy Bernhart, Troy Bernhart, Cale Poberznick, and Hayley Poberznick; sister Vi Hickman; niece Elaysha Hickman.

Nick was predeceased by his parents Sam and Vera Poberznick; brother Joe Poberznick; great-grandson Bradley Bernhart; parents-in-law Ben and Tina Tschritter and a nephew Gil Poberznick.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to STARS Foundation, P.O Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 or the Chinook Regional Hospital

960 – 19 Street South Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5

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


Stan Stevens
1950 – 2016
Ronald Stanley Stevens, beloved husband of Edith Stevens of Hays, passed away in Taber on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the age of 66 years.
Stan will be privately remembered by his family and friends. 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.


VANDEN BERG

MR. NORMAN PHILLIP VANDEN BERG, of Foremost, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


VENECHUK

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mom, PAULINE “POLLY” JEANETTE VENECHUK (nee PAVKA), on June 12, 2016, at the age of 92 years.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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


WEIGHILL

June 25, 1940-June 17, 2016

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” MARIE WEIGHILL passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at the Good Samaritan Society, Park Meadows Village, on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 75 years.

Libby is lovingly remembered by her children, Lori McKeown (Kerry Marsh), Karen (Todd) Read, Marcia Takacs (John Baugh), Barry (Rita) Spark, Lee (Sue) Weighill and Norm Weighill; grandchildren, Brandon, Selina, Alexa and Kallen Weighill and Quinn Takacs.

Also left to cherish her memory is her sister, Marg (Dave) McCulloch.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Percy Weighill, in March 1995 and her son, James “Jim” Weighill, in June 1996.

Libby enjoyed keeping active and had a passion for running and swimming. She was also a very talented seamstress. Libby enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, especially when her kids were playing.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapel, Celebrant.

An Interment will follow the reception at the church, at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, AB.

In memory of Libby, donations are gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society, 402, 740-4th Ave. south, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9

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


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