October 29th, 2020

SATURDAY, June 18, 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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Lorna Moores
1947 – 2016
Lorna Mary Moores, beloved wife of the late Art Moores, passed away in Taber on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 69 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Helen Campbell

1936 – 2016

Helen Campbell passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the age of 79. Helen is survived by her loving husband Dale, daughter Brenda (Kim) Lorincz, sons Darrell (Debbie) Campbell and Trevor (Rhonda) Campbell, grandchildren Ricki, Craig & Ethan, Jamie & Jennifer, Brett, Cole & Dawson, great grandchildren Julian, Damien, Ireland, Mila & Macy, sisters Kay Bailey & Theresa Colby, brother John (Gladys) Klics, sister-in-law’s Dolores Bolen & Shirley Klics. She was predeceased by her son Byron, parents Simon & Kathleen, brothers Steve, Simon & Frank and sister Anne. Helen was born in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan on Sept 10, 1936. At a young age she moved with her family to Southern Alberta where she met and married Dale on December 17, 1955. She was a stay at home mom until her children reached school age at which time she went to work at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1996. Helen and Dale enjoyed many trips to Las Vegas including some bus trips. She loved travelling and camping. Christmas was a very special time for Helen and she spent months planning, buying gifts and making the holiday special for her family. The grandchildren always looked forward to this. One of her favourite things to do was to have family and friends over to play cards or dice. She was a dedicated fan at her grandchildren’s many sporting events. In her later years Helen and Dale enjoyed countless hours at their campsite which they referred to as the Campbell Ranch. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Helen, please gather with your family and loved ones around a campfire and toast Helen with a shot of Crown Royal or Jack Daniels. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 20, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB

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Roberta “Marie” Hoffman

1935 – 2016

Roberta “MARIE” Hoffman (Moss), August 29, 1935 – June 14, 2016. It is with aching hearts we announce that Marie passed away peacefully in Calgary at the age of 80 years with her loving family at her side, after a brave struggle with cancer.

Marie was born and raised on the family farm in Cross Creek, NB, the eldest child of Robert McArthur Moss and Mary Myrtle (Griffin) Moss. From her parents and life on the farm she gained a lifelong love of nature and gardening. She completed high school in Stanley, and then attended Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB. After completing her practicum as a lab technician at Saint John General Hospital and another two years working in Fredericton, she headed west and found work in the lab at Calgary General Hospital. One memorable evening she ventured out with friends to Penley’s Dance Hall, where she met and fell in love with Hal, her future husband.

In 1959, Marie transferred to Winnipeg General Hospital, and she and Hal were married in Winnipeg on June 25, 1960. The family soon included a son Robert and daughter Susan when Hal & Marie moved in 1964 to Lethbridge. It was there that daughter Judi arrived to complete the family, and Hal & Marie enjoyed living in Lethbridge for almost 52 years. There are many happy memories of camping in the Rockies, and road trips to visit family in Arrowwood, Manitoba, and New Brunswick.

Family meant everything to Marie and she was always there for her family. The door was always open for extended family visits. Marie loved reading, biking, walking, cross-country skiing, gardening, and she played Scrabble to win. Marie was an active participant in her community; as a faithful member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd for over 50 years, a loyal patron of the Lethbridge Public Library, and after her family was raised, she served 10 years as a homecare worker at the Lethbridge Health Unit. In younger years Marie and Hal were active in the Lethbridge Curling Club, and in retirement they enjoyed many good times hosting and travelling around the world with the Lethbridge Chapter of Friendship Force.

Left to mourn Marie’s loss are her beloved husband of 55 years Helmut “Hal”, son Rob Hoffman (Ivy) of Calgary, daughter Susan Duncan (Darren) and granddaughters Maddison and Kristen of Calgary, and daughter Judi Hoffman (John Wall) and granddaughter Zoey of Vancouver. Marie is survived by her sister Betty MacGillivray of Stanley, brother Bill Moss (Donna) of Cross Creek, and sister Rosemary Ingraham of Arrowwood. Also left to mourn are her in-laws Albert Hoffman (Lena) of Altona, Agnes Hoffman of Winnipeg, Anita Braun of Altona, Rudy Hoffman (Karlene) of Winnipeg, Harold Hoffman (Marge) of Mississauga, Irene Braun (John) of Winnipeg, Dennis Hoffman (Jeanine) of Winnipeg, and Marvin Hoffman of Thailand. In addition, Marie is survived by many nieces, nephews and good friends, including her long-time friends Bev McBride and Julie Ewashen. She is predeceased by brothers-in-law Gordon Ingraham, John MacGillivray, Irwin Hoffman and Jake Braun.

The family sincerely thanks the staff at Southwood Hospice in Calgary and Dr. Oviatt in Lethbridge for their compassionate care, and Pastor Tom Peterson and his wife Karen for their spiritual guidance and support.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 – 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with lunch to follow. Funeral services to be arranged by Martin Brothers, with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Marie’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Lutheran World Relief http://www.clwr.org or the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lethbridge.

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Abe Friesen
1932 – 2016
Abraham Friesen, went to be with his Lord and Savior, with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, June 19, 2016 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Abe will be remembered by his wife Helena Friesen; children Neil, Maria, Abe, Helena, Tina, Peter and Henry; granddaughter Chantella and the rest of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as his brothers and sisters.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Abe’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Alex Molnar
1930 – 2016
 Alex Molnar, beloved husband of the late Anne Molnar, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 85 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell 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.


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.


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. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family interment will be held in 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

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Walter Andrew Oczkowski

1925 – 2016

Walter Andrew Oczkowski was born December 26, 1925 and passed away June 13, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife Agnes Emma Oczkowski of 50 years.

Survivors include their children Wayne (Patty), Terrence (Diane), Tim (Linda), Rose (Stu), Steve (Rhonda), Mark and Sue (Doug); 12 grandchildren, 6 great- grandchildren; brothers John (Penny) Oczkowski and Edward (Gloria) Oczkowski; sisters-in-law Annie Robertson and Leah Scott; brothers-in-law Hank Parkin and Emil (Rosalee) Levesque along with numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Predeceased by his parents John and Veroni, sister Elsie (Howard) Wakelam and brother Joe Oczkowski.

Join us for a “Come & Go Celebration” on Monday, June 20, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Pincher Creek (1101 Main Street).

Memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s name to Good Samaritan Society, Vista Village (Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0), Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (RR8-24-6, Lethbridge AB T1J 4P4), or Windy Slopes Health Foundation (Box 2554, Pincher Creek T0K 1W0).

To email condolences, please visit snodgrassfuneralhomes.com.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the Oczkowski Family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


Roberta Bagnall

1937 – 2016

Mrs. Roberta Bagnall, beloved wife of Mr. Donald Bagnall, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary at the age of 79 years. Roberta Margaret Rossetti was born on March 8, 1937 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to Alphonse and Mary (Kinsella) Rossetti. Besides her loving husband Don; Roberta is survived by her three children Peter Bagnall, Eric (Shelley) Bagnall, and Wendy (Jerry) Luskey. Roberta was the oldest of six children and she is also survived by her sisters Patricia (Don) McKinnon, Flora (Dave) Marchand, Nicki (Bob) Walker and her brother Peter (Cedie) Rossetti, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Roberta was predeceased by her parents Alphonse and Mary Rossetti, her brother Phillip Rossetti and her nephew Andrew Rossetti. Roberta grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia where she attended school at St. Josephs and Holy Angels High School. Roberta married the love of her life on November 11, 1960 and became Mrs. Donald Bagnall. Roberta’s greatest joy were her four grandchildren Sara Luskey, Ian Luskey, Hanna Luskey and Darian Bagnall. She was always there to cheer them on and show her love. Roberta provided friends and family beautiful pieces to treasure with her crochet and her knitting. Roberta loved to read and do her puzzles and spend time with her family. Roberta was a beautiful spirit who never judged others, who always had a kind word to say and an extra chair at her table. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Roberta’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Al Litchfield officiating.

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TERESA (MCLAUGHLIN) DAY

Teresa (Teri) Day, wife of Ted Day (1924 – 2001), mother of Michael (Lauren), Linda (John); grandmother to Shannon (Joe) and Michelle; and great- grandmother to Joey, Amanda, Ian, Jaxen and Avery, passed away June 9, 2016 at the age of 85. She is also survived by one brother Joe (Anne) and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved role as mother and housewife, Teri worked outside the home in a variety of roles. Early in her life, her attention to detail and beautiful penmanship served her well as a bookkeeper, however her favourite job was that of a telephone operator as she loved to talk to people. Teri also loved to dance and it was on a blind date to a dance that she met Ted, the love of her life. Fiercely independent, Teri lived life guided by her own compass. She enjoyed reading murder mysteries, a competitive game of crib and telling a good joke. Creative and gifted,Teri loved to quilt, crochet and knit, donating many baby quilts and hats to newborns and children fighting cancer. Honouring Teri’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. If friends and family would like, memorial donations can be made directly to the Lethbridge Humane Society at lethbridgehumanesociety.com or STARS Air ambulance at stars.ca


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.

Polly was born in Czechoslovakia on February 6, 1924 and immigrated with her family to Canada when she was two years old.

She married John Venechuk in 1948 and was blessed with three children, Rose Ann, Bev and Don.

Polly is also lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Cindy, Tony, Elaina and Blake; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Avery, Ava and Arianna; her sister Mildred (Ray) Bagozzi and brothers, Frank (Mary Ann) Pavka and Laddie (Anne) Pavka, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband John and her sister, Lydia Pavka.

Polly made a lasting impression in the lives of her family and friends and was an inspiration to us all.

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.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Polly’s memory to the C.N.I.B., #100, 410 Stafford Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2L2

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


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