January 24th, 2021

SATURDAY, June 25, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 27, 2016.

Sylvia Beres
1934 – 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Sylvia Pauline Beres (nee Guminy), announce her passing in Lethbridge on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the age of 82 years.
A private Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Sylvia is survived by Robert, her loving husband of sixty six years and their children Brenda (John) Spiehsl of Edmonton and Ricky (Cory) Beres of Magrath; three grandsons, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters Marsha (Walter) Pedersen of Lethbridge and Charlotte (John) Schabler of Barriere, British Columbia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Alex and Lillian Guminy (nee Flick).
Sylvia enjoyed writing poetry, drawing, painting and crocheting. She loved to cook for all of her family and friends.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778

Janina Borecki
1928 – 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Janina Borecki announce her passing in Lethbridge on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 87 years. 
A private family funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. 
Janina is survived by her two daughters, Chris (Bill) Reamsbottom of Taber and Terry MacLellan (Dennis Cebuliak) of Leduc; grandchildren Cory Purvis (Colin Nahnybida), Brad (Sara) Reamsbottom, Kelsey (Paul) Theriault and Taylor MacLellan; great grandchildren Nick, Bella, Kyle, Mackenzie, Madison, Anna, Isabella and Owen. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her sister Teresa (Walter) Senko, her two brothers Zygmunt (Kazia) Sikora, Henry (Sophie) Sikora and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Tony, her parents Jozef and Jozefa Sikora, sister-in-law Rose Sikora and nephews Joe Sikora, Richard Sikora and Richard Brennan.
Janina was born in Bugaji, Poland on June 25, 1928. In 1941, following the onset of World War II, Janina and her family were deported to Germany where she was forced to work as a farm labourer. It was towards the end of the war that Janina met her future husband Tony. The two were wed as part of a communal marriage ceremony at a German work camp on July 7, 1946. In 1949 they immigrated to Canada, eventually settling in Taber. Janina initially worked alongside her husband as a farm laborer. She also worked at Cap’s Java and seasonally at the local cannery and potato plant.
Janina was a loving wife and the mother of two daughters, Chris and Terry. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, knitting, crocheting and sewing new outfits for her two girls. Taking care of her home and family was foremost in her life. 
Grandma Borecki devoted her life to spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never missed a birthday. She may not have remembered their name but she sure remembered their birthdate.
In February 2016, Janina moved from the home that she lived in for fifty eight years, into Clearview Lodge. Although her stay was short, she enjoyed time spent with residents and staff and appreciated the care she received.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Janina’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choosing.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HYRUM “ARDELL” HARTLEY born in Cardston, January 7, 1933. Passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

Ardell is survived by his beloved wife Fay & their 5 children: Adrienne Toone (Kent), Michael (Danene), Sandra (Dalton) Harding, Robert (Sarah) and Rosalie; 25 grandchildren & 25 great grandchildren. He is the 6th child of Gilbert & Roumelia Hartley & is survived by one brother, Howard and many other dear relatives.

He loved the peace & beauty of the mountains, camping with family & friends. His greatest joy was his family & serving together with his wife in the temple. He fulfilled many church callings. He served a mission to North Central States as a young man. As a couple they served in the Singapore & Australia Adelaide Missions. He was also Branch President of the Kainai Branch where they made lasting friendships.

Friends may meet the Family at the Legacy Funeral Home, on Monday, June 27th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the church from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

The Funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston, AB on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Hartley Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Colleen Gayle Jones

1953 – 2016

With profound sadness and much gratitude for the wonderful memories she created with her family, friends and community, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and daughter on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the age of 62 years. Colleen was born the only daughter to Marjorie Eleanor Renwick and the late William George Renwick in Carberry Manitoba. She attended School in Carberry, did her nursing diploma and became a registered nurse at Brandon General Hospital. Colleen then went on to get her nursing degree from the University of Lethbridge completing with Honors with great distinction in the year 2000. Colleen’s main interests were reading, cooking, travelling, nursing, shopping, movies, and spending time with family and friends. Colleen worked at a number of hospitals throughout her long nursing career and made many lifelong friends and colleagues through those years. Her family was her biggest priority in life and she dedicated herself to her children and then to her grandchildren. Colleen’s first thoughts were always the well-being of others. She will be lovingly remembered by all for her generosity and caring spirit. Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister-in law, Friend and Mentor, Colleen left us after a three-year battle with Cortico-basal-ganglionic Degeneration. A special thanks to all of Colleens nursing friends and close lifelong friends who continued to be by her side until the end. A thanks also to all of Colleen’s doctor’s, and nurses who looked after her during her care and diagnosis. Thank you to the caregivers at Good Samaritans West Highlands. With their support she passed away peacefully on the morning of June 19, 2016. Colleen will be dearly missed by her son Kim and her daughter in law Melanie Jones and their 3 children Reese, Brookelynn, and Crue of Lethbridge, son Terry and her daughter in law Lana Jones and their 2 children Sawyer and Will of Pincher Creek. Colleen is also survived by her mother Marjorie Renwick of Lethbridge. She is also survived by the father of her children Vernon Jones, as well as numerous nieces’ nephews, brother and sister in laws. Colleen was predeceased by her father William George Renwick. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday June 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street.S., Lethbridge, AB. A private family and close friend inurnment will be held at a later date in Carberry Manitoba at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. In memory of Colleen, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish® Southern Alberta, Suite 4-2308 24 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 5H8.

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

Mr. Kenneth Bobinec

1941 – 2016

Mr. Kenneth Bobinec of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Janet Bobinec, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 74 years.Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Mildred (Millie) Agnes Long, beloved wife of Harry Long passed away on June 23, 2016 at the age of 82.

She leaves to mourn her husband of almost 63 years, Harry; her twin brother William (Milton) Alexander; her children, Cheryl (Barry) Knight, Greg (Darlene) Long, Stephen (Dale) Long, David (Dixie) Long; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; her cousin and best friend Isabel (Walter) Hewko, and her very good friends Darlene Sinclair of Regina and Elaine Ayling of Calgary.

Millie was born in Ardrossen, Alberta to Maisie and John Alexander. She started working at sixteen at Woodwards in the toy department. She and Harry married October 17, 1953. Harry and Millie raised their children in Edmonton and Stettler. Millie owned the knit and craft shop in Stettler, honing her business and crafter skills. She later went to work at and retired from the Bank of Nova Scotia. Mom and Dad retired to Leduc and later Lethbridge. Mom was always proud of her children’s accomplishments and quick to tell you about them. Her greatest joys were decorating her home, her coffee, shopping, and clothes with bling. She loved to model for the LSCO or Red Hatter’s fashion shows. Her numerous friends will miss her kindness and her wit.

Our thanks go out to Dr. Jonker, Dr. Brigden, and Dr. Ireland for their thoughtful and caring service. We are also grateful to the Jack Ady Centre. Mom always felt she was welcome and at home when she came for treatments.

As per Millie’s wishes there will not be a memorial or funeral. However, family invite friends to join us at the Sierras of Courtyard 2020 – 32 Street S (Door 2) from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Thursday, June 30th for a come and go celebration of her life. If one so chooses, donations can be made in Millie’s name to the Chinook Regional Hospital, Jack Ady Cancer Centre or St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.

Stanislawa “Stasha” Michalska

1924 – 2016

Mrs. Stanislawa “Stasha” Michalska of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Joseph Michalska, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


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

He is survived by: parents Stephen and Johanna Vanden Berg, sister Carol Schuld, brothers Jim (Joan) and Mark (Lorelei), and sixteen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by: brother Arthur, niece Abby, sister-in-law Julie.

After attending Foremost school, Norm worked on the family farm and for local farmers. In 2000 he moved into town and worked at the Foremost Seed Cleaning plant till 2015. He liked to sing and was part of the Foremost Theatrical Society. Norm loved sports, playing with the Foremost Bombers (basketball) for many years and then became passionate about golf, using holiday time to find new golf courses.

The Funeral Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Cameron Fraser officiating.

The Interment will be held at the High Field Cemetery, County of 40 Mile, AB., on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

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


Our beloved husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa, JACOB G. “JAKE” WURTZ, went home to be with his Saviour on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at the age of 83 years. He was surrounded by his loving family who will cherish his memory.

He is survived by his wife of more than 58 years, Minnie, his daughters Brenda (Jerry), Karen, Diane (Ron) as well as his precious grandchildren, Dini (John), Sandra, Ryan (Terena), and Monique and his beloved great-grandchildren, Madison, Jaden, Jonathan, Thea and Lauton. He is also survived by his brother John and his sister Elizabeth and many nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his mom and dad, Mary and George, and his brothers and sisters, George, Mary, Andy, Annie and Joe.

Jake was born near Magrath on January 16th, 1933 and raised in rural Southern Alberta. The majority of his career was spent working at Noble Cultivators. He spent many years on the consistory of Monarch Reformed Church. He worked as a volunteer firefighter for the Nobleford Fire Department.

He was a caring man who loved his family very much and worked hard to support them. He especially adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jake loved fishing, playing pool, visiting with friends at the mall (lunch counter), searching the summer fallow for arrowheads with his father-in-law Gerrit and playing his harmonica.

We will miss his sense of humour, his encouraging smile and hugs, his phone calls, his singing, his harmonica playing and his prayers for all of us. Heaven’s gain is our loss. Dad was well loved.

Our family wishes to send a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the nurses and doctors at Chinook Regional Hospital who looked after dad with kindness and respect.

A Come and Go Visitation with family will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Jake’s life will be held at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverends Bob Derrick and Roger Halverson officiating.

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

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