October 30th, 2020

FRIDAY, August 5, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 5, 2016.

BISHOP

DAWN LORRAINE BISHOP, passed away in Meridian, Idaho, surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

Dawn is survived by her three children and eight loving grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Herb and Adrianne Bishop, sister-in-law Nola Bishop and her sweetheart Kirk McIlwraith.

Dawn was born on February 6, 1949 in Raymond, Alberta. She was the oldest of seven siblings. Dawn was a life-long artist who always saw the potential for good. She was a lover of nature and was devoted to her family. Dawn loved to read, and never went anywhere without a book! She would devour one novel after another. Dawn loved spending time down at the river, searching for her favourite rocks and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She always loved a good adventure. She also loved to get to know anyone. She could start a conversation with a complete stranger and know everything about them within minutes. She had quite the gift. She loved to chat and had great concern for others.

A Funeral Service will be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, AB., on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:30 A.M.

Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


BOLOKOSKI

It is with sadness and gentle relief, that we announce the passing of BRYAN NICHOLAS BOLOKOSKI, beloved husband of Elaine, on Thursday, July 28, 2016, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

A Memorial Service to honor, celebrate and remember Bryan will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

Memorial tributes may be made in Bryan’s name to Pancreatic Cancer, c/o Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5.

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


BULL CHILD

CLARENCE “COYOTE” PAUL BULL CHILD of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2016, at the age of 54 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at STREETS ALIVE on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.

An Interment will be held at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


Joanne Mary Cutforth

1933 – 2016

Joanne Mary Cutforth, beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully on August 2, 2016. Our mother was born on October 31, 1933. She leaves behind her husband, Harold Cutforth of 63 years. Also their five children Danny (Yvonne), Debra (Klaas), Diane (Perry), Donna and Darrell (Isabelle); as well as twelve grandchildren Dustin (Lindsay), Andrew (Brenda), Dane, Jessica (Brian), Laura (Dan), Brad (Nicole), Sara, Larissa (Paul), Nathan (Sarah), Kellie (Cole), Tyler and Brady: and 10.5 great-grandchildren. Mom loved God, her family and friends, and loved cooking. We all loved mom’s wonderful meals, and she especially enjoyed the Toronto Blue Jays & Raptors, as well as watching curling on TV. Special thanks to the caring nursing staff at West Highlands and Dr. DeWalle & Dr. Greidanus. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 at UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Brian Cool, officiating.

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Edward John Dawson

1929 – 2016

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Olga; children Reg, Jim (Nancy), and Judy; his precious grandchildren, Libby (Trevor), Jeff (Abby), Tim (Ally), Jamie (Kim), Krista (Vince); dearest great grandchildren, Hailie, Tighe, Briley, Quinn, Lucas, Rowan, Brady, Brodie, Maggie and special dog “Trixie”. He will also be missed by his sisters Edna in England, Pat in Australia, cousin Garnet in Wisconsin, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Garnet in 1936, mother Ethel in 1955 and brother Eric in 2002.

In 1949, John left war-torn London for adventures in Canada. Here he met Olga Jorgensen and they were married in 1951. Shortly after they began their family; his pride and joy. John worked as an electrician helping power the prairies and eventually spent 34 years employed with the City of Lethbridge. He carefully tended his family, his roses, he spent many hours building masterpieces in his workshop, and enjoyed painting with Olga. We will forever miss you.

In accordance with John’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Instead immediate and extended family will hold a private Memorial in Celebration of his Life.

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Elizabeth Claire Telke

1966 – 2016

Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep in Lethbridge, AB on July 31, 2016. She left behind family and friends who are beyond sad at the hole left in their lives. Elizabeth grew up in Cranbrook. In 1992 she graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree (distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. There she met the love of her life, Dwight Telke. They married in 1993 and were blessed with two fantastic sons, Nathan (18) and Aaron (16). Family truly was the most important thing in Elizabeth’s life. Elizabeth was a gentle, compassionate person, with a quiet determination. She coupled this with a quick witted sense of humour – we will all miss her peals of laughter. In addition to Dwight and her sons, she is survived by her father Peter Ford of Cranbrook, siblings Kathryn (Garth), Simon (Deanna), and Martin, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Lynn Ford, in 2012. A Visitation will be held from 7:00pm – 9pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Humane Society of Canada, 120 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 4K2 or to Epilepsy Canada, 4950 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6K1.

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HETESY

LYDIA HETESY, beloved wife of Bob Hetesy, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the age of 76 years.

Besides her loving husband, Lydia is survived by her children, Deb (Don) Kovacs of Lethbridge, Dave (Patty) Hetesy of Coaldale and Doug Hetesy (Becky Little) of Lethbridge and grandchildren Marina Kovacs, Zakary and Juliah Hetesy and Morgan Zacharias-Hetesy (Sarah Gauthier). Lydia is also survived by her brother Ron Maack (Elaine Bonnett) of Calgary.

A Funeral Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

Following the reception interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Lydia, donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Suite 4, 2308 – 24 Street S.W., Calgary, AB., T2T 5H8 or Kidsport Lethbridge & Taber, 1001 – 3 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0J3.

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


KURUTZ

July 23rd, 1929 – July 19, 2016

MABLE MARGARET KURUTZ, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of John Kurutz for the last 65 years, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, knowing she was loved, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at the age of 86 years, four days short of her 87th Birthday.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., with Father Gary Sedgwick officiating. An Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


MARIE ESTELLE LANIER

Marie Estelle “Estie” Lanier passed peacefully away in Lethbridge on July 14, 2016, at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Hanna Lanier.

Estie was born in Montreal on May 19, 1921, the only child of Josephine Germaine Hargreaves (nee Demers) and Charles Henry Hargreaves. She grew up in downtown Montreal, attending Trafalgar School for Girls and enjoying her membership at the Atwater Club. She loved life and loved the people in it! She cherished and followed with great interest friendships she made as a child, and at all stages of her life.

Montreal was a hub for Commonwealth air force activity in World War II. In 1943 Estie married Eric Richardson, an RAAF pilot who was listed MIA five months later. In 1944 their daughter Suzanne was born.

In 1950 Estie married Harry Evans, a physical chemist at McGill University. They moved west to Edmonton, where their daughter Sylvia was born in 1952, and then to Vancouver, where their son Charles was born in 1954. Harry died suddenly in 1956.

After Harry’s death, Estie moved back to Edmonton. In 1957 she reconnected with her college sweetheart, Charlie Lanier. They married in 1958 and moved to Lethbridge. At the end of the year their daughter Anne was born.

Estie and Charlie settled at the Lanier family farm near Wilson Siding. Estie transitioned from city to farm life by inviting their friends, children of friends, friends of children, and relatives near and far, to visit. Many lived on the farm for a time and became part of the family. These included several International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) trainees. Estie and Charlie thrived on entertaining and were always ready to share a meal with lots of good food and laughter.

Estie is survived by her three daughters, Sue (Blaine Thacker), Sylvia, Anne, and her son Charles (Amy Enfield); her grandchildren David, Michelle (Karl Mini), Todd (Erin Park), Tynan (Mike Dwyer), Justin, Alex, and Emily; her great- grandchildren Amanda, Amara, Charlie, Cayman, Addison, Mason, Rowan, Rosie and Meredith as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

As requested by Estie, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held next year.


POTTS

MADISON BERNICE POTTS, beloved daughter of Jeff and Devyn Potts and sister to Mickey Cecil, was taken away from us in a tragic accident on Monday, August 1, 2016. She is survived by grandparents Terry and Teresa Elliott of Lethbridge, and Jim and Maryann Potts of Lethbridge. Madison is also survived by Auntie Tiffani of Lethbridge, Auntie Shauna and Uncle Shawn Kirkland of Medicine Hat, Auntie Amy Elliott of Swift Current, and Uncle James Potts of Lethbridge. Madison was a fun-loving little girl who showed no fear. She loved camping, swimming, exploring and running. She was a great problem-solver, she always needed to try to figure out how things came apart and then put them back together again. She was definitely a daddy’s girl who enjoyed wrestling around and laughing, especially when she was able to pin him down. Madison was always a great helper to her mom when it came to clearing off the table, washing up the dishes and tidying up her room. She will be greatly missed by her little brother as the two of them were best friends. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COPPERWOOD CHAPEL, 9 Keystone Terrace West, Lethbridge, with Bishop Tom MacLachlan officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. prior to the service at the church. A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date.


STICKEL

MRS. MARION STICKEL, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Cliff Stickel, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, just two days shy of her 90th birthday.

She is survived by her sons Brian (Gail), Brent (Elaine) and Jim (Peggie) as well as her grandchildren Chad (Jen), Kristi (Gary), Sandi (Lauren) and Stephanie and her great- grandchildren Sydney, Logan and Cooper.

Mom was a kind and loving person. She had a gentle soul that was also very strong. She will be missed dearly. To quote her, “You better believe it!”

At Mom’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. For those wishing to do so, donations can be made in her memory to the Prairie Rose Lodge, 117 – 3 Avenue N.W., Milk River, AB., T0K 1M0.

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


Georgia Louise Tomik

Georgia Louise Tomik (nee Rutledge), passed away peacefully on July 28th at the Pincher Creek Municipal Hospital, at the age of 90, after a brief illness. She was born in Fort Macleod to Mel and Erma Rutledge on June 3, 1926, a little sister for Shirley. Georgia grew up and attended school in Fort Macleod, graduating from high school in 1944. As a child, she enjoyed dance class, playing piano, Sunday school at Trinity United Church, swimming and skating on the Oldman River, and summers riding horses and playing with her cousins in the Beaver Creek area. She was a conscientious student and earned high grades. She had wanted to be a pharmacist, but university was out of reach, and she went to work at the Bank of Commerce in Fort Macleod, and later in Claresholm, returning to Fort Macleod. Georgia married George Tomik on November 3, 1951, and lived in a small holiday trailer at Vauxhall and worked at the bank there while George and his brother John worked on irrigation canals. Winters were spent mostly in Fort Macleod. Georgia gave birth to twin girls, Barbara and Bonnie, on Jan 5, 1956 in Fort Macleod. In the summer of 1958, George and Georgia moved to Pincher Creek, and resided there from that time. Georgia was busy with her family, keeping the books and answering the phone for George’s business, and community work. She was a charter member of the Royal Purple, and served as Honored Royal Lady and as treasurer and also as pianist for many years. Georgia liked to sew and lent her skills to the Figure Skating Club when costumes had to be made or altered. She sewed much of her own clothing, as well as outfits for the girls.

Georgia is survived by her daughters, Barbara Tomik and Bonnie (Larry) Boulton; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Cas Hyciek, her cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by her father, Mel Rutledge, her mother and stepfather, Erma and Dick Jackman, her beloved husband, George, her sister Shirley Rutledge and brother-in-law Les Nash.

A Celebration of Georgia’s life will be held on Monday, August 8th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pincher Creek United Church (972 Police Ave, Pincher Creek). Memorial donations to Windy Slopes Health Foundation, (P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0.)


William and Margaret Golia

A Memorial Service will be held for William & Margaret Golia at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating.

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


WOODARD

BASIL JOSEPH WOODARD, loving husband of Roberta Woodard of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Alfred Hirch
1926 – 2016
Alfred Hirch, beloved husband of Elizabeth Hirch, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the age of 90 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.


Jean Jensen
1946 – 2016
Jean Elizabeth Jensen, beloved wife of the late Ron Jensen, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, August 12, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Those who wish may send their memories of Jean directly to the family by email at memoriesofjeanjensen@gmail.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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