January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, August 11, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 11, 2016.

John Buziak
1920 ~ 2016
John Leon Buziak passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital  following a brief illness on Monday, August 8, 2016, at the age of 95.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 65 years, Florence  Buziak. He is also survived by his six children, Ray (Marie Johnson)  of Grande Prairie; Roger (Pat Lanctot) of Medicine Hat; Beatrice Ching  (David) of Calgary; Vera of Lethbridge; Val Buziak (Harry Hensel) of  Lethbridge; and Carla (James Prus) of Coaldale; 14 grandchildren and  step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and step-great- grandchildren; his brothers, Carl and Eddie of North Battleford  Saskatchewan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dad was predeceased by his father, Leon and mother, Dora Buziak (nee  Spak), his brothers, Mike, Albert, Tom (Stella), Raymond, Ludwig,  Alex, Felix (Clara), and his sisters, Anne (Kasmier Bartkewich) and  Elizabeth (Kasmier Muszko).
Dad was born near Redfield, Saskatchewan on November 5, 1920. He  remained in that area during his childhood, spending time with many  members of that tight-knit community, including the Chomickis,  Swystuns, Pidwerbeskys, Ewanchuks, and many others.
He joined the army in 1939 and was sent to The Pas, Manitoba for basic  training. Following that, he was shipped overseas and served in the  United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy.
Upon returning to Canada in 1946, dad began working in infrastructure  construction, building roads and irrigation dams. Despite spending his  formative years in Saskatchewan, dad chose to make Medicine Hat his  home when the company for which he worked transferred him in 1950. He  invited Florence, whom he had met in North Battleford, to join him and  in November 1951, the two were married and started their lives  together in a small basement suite on the Flats. They later moved to  the southwest hill, and finally to their home of 50 years in  Crestwood. Dad spent 25 years working for Canada Post, until his  retirement in 1985. For the past five years, he was residing in  Sunnyside Nursing Home, where he was visited daily by Florence and  frequently by his children, grandchildren, and family friends.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so beginning one hour prior  to the Funeral Service which will be held at Cook Southland Funeral  Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, August 12, 2016  at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bob Findley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Board,  710, 10123 – 99 Street N.W., Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1 or the  Canadian Cancer Society, 102 Crestwood Square One, 1865 Dunmore Road  S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1Z8.  (Condolences may be expressed  by visiting our website at  http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve  the family is Cook Southland.

Clinton Konynenbelt

2000 – 2016

Clinton Konynenbelt of Nobleford, beloved son of Jason and Susy Konynenbelt, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 16 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and friend, JOSEPH MOISE “WAYNE” FRASER of Lethbridge, AB, on August 5th, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

A Celebration of Wayne’s Life will be held at THE GALT MUSEUM, 502-1st Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

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OKAN HUNGRY WOLF, passed away suddenly on the Blood Reserve, on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the age of 43 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at GLADSTONE HALL on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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Richard Husch

1933 – 2016

Mr. Richard Husch, husband of the late Wilma Husch, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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James Norman “Jim” Killoran, beloved husband of Rosemary Killoran, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Besides his loving wife Rosemary, Jim will be lovingly remembered by his children Mike (Louann) Killoran, Marrilynne (Ryan) Harry, Dan (Waco) Killoran, Kimberley Coonfer; five grandchildren Johnathan (Diane), Evan, Jamee, Shanae and Kenzie; brother Terry (Iris), sister Alexis (John) Wiigs and sister in law- Edna Killoran as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Jim was predeceased by his first wife Kay, father Alex, his mom Gladys, and his brother Orley. James Norman Killoran was born to parents Alex and Gladys 1938. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in Halifax. In the 1970’s, Jim was employed by Pincher Farm Equipment, and soon with his brothers, Orley, and Terry, they bought the company. Jim was active in the community, belonging to the fire department for 20 years and was chief for 7 years. He was a proud supporter and member of the Royal Canadian Legion. In later years, Jim owned Pincher Safety Services and serviced the surrounding communities with locks & alarms. Jim was not afraid to take on any challenge, and was very handy around the house, and garage…….. Unfortunately, he did not pass on these skills to all of his children. If he could not repair something, it was not worth fixing. He traveled to a number of different places, to both the east & west coast of Canada, United States, Europe, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Hawaii, and Cuba, however he most enjoyed traveling to family & friends camp sites. Jim was a friendly man that was well known and numerous people would seek out his advice. Jim spent the last few years camping & visiting with friends & family, and recently discovered the wonder of online shopping & Amazon.ca. The one thing that never changed for the last 53 years – Jim & Rose were inseparable doing almost everything together. A Memorial Service will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 (691 Main Street, Pincher Creek) on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00pm. Memorial Donations in Jim’s name may be made directly to a Charity of Ones Choice.

Walter Shaskin

1933 – 2016

Mr. Walter Shaskin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Olga Shaskin, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, August 15, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with RT. REV. FR. Taras Krochak, officiating.

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AARON TALLOW, beloved husband of the late Caroline Hind Bull, passed away in Lethbridge on August 2nd, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Aaron is survived by his children: Tara (Bobby), Denver (Vanessa), Dallas and Mallory; adopted mother Mary-Anne Holy Singer; sisters Brenda Chief Moon and Carrie Black Plume; extended families: Shade, Shouting, Fox, Tallow, Holy Singer, Red Crow, White Man Left, James Across The Mountain & family.

Besides his wife Caroline, Aaron was predeceased by his son Eldon Hind Bull; parents Morris Shouting and Queenie Tallow; daughter-in-law Lenny Hairy Bull.

A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, August 11th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, CARDSTON ALBERTA STAKE CENTER (EAST HILL), Cardston on Friday, August 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


August 20, 1944 – August 8, 2016

Vern passed away peacefully at Points West Living, Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 71 years.

Vern is survived by his loving family: brother, Ervin (Joanne), his nephews, Allen Kope & family, Butch Kope and family; Wayne Kope & family; nieces Mary Ellen Elgin & family; and Leona Kope.

Vern is predeceased by his father, Peter Kope, his mother, Mary Kope and his brother, Allen Kope.

Vern will be fondly remembered and missed by the community of Coaldale as “Mr. Coaldale – mailman ” and by the Coaldale Copperheads Junior Hockey Team.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. The Graveside Service will follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

Edward Wojtowicz

1930 – 2016

Mr. Edward Wojtowicz, beloved husband of Martha Wojtowicz, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Edward was born on February 2, 1930 to Walter and Maria Wojtowicz in Alonsa, Manitoba, on the homestead. When Edward was 6 years old, the family moved to Diamond City and in 1942 moved to Lethbridge where he attended St. Basil’s and St. Patrick’s schools.

His first job was at Niven Brothers for $12.97 per week, $12.00 went to his mom and he kept 97 cents for himself. He Continued his employment with Lethbridge Iron Works, Canadian Sugar Factories in Raymond and Picture Butte and later worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at Lethbridge Community College, retiring at age 65. Edward served as a trustee for the Picture Butte Roman Catholic School District No. 79 for over 20 years and was Chairman of the Schoolboard for 18 years.

On June 9, 1956, he married the love of his life Martha Gaetz, who were blessed with three children: Denise (Tony), David (Victor) Step grand-daughter Monica and Larry (Gina), step-grandchildren Jen (Gordon), Justin, step-great-grandson Tristan. In his youth he played broomball and was a member of the Lethbridge Legion Soccer team. He coached soccer for the Lethbridge Athletic Club and years later refereed soccer in Picture Butte. He also enjoyed bowling with Martha. Together they traveled to Galiano Island for summer vacations and family Christmas. Edward loved gardening and working in the yard.

During the winter, Edward kept busy with various hobbies and also did picture and crossword puzzles with Martha in the later years.

Edward is survived by his wife and children, sister Helen (George) Dolbak; brothers Anthony (Tina), John (Charlotte), Carl (Colleen – deceased); and sister-in- law Dorothy (Stanley – deceased); as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Edward is predeceased by his parents Maria and Walter, brothers Joe (Evelyn), Eugene (Connie), Adam and Frank.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 -32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00PM on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., led by Deacon Cliff Bogdan.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 12, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., with Father Ian Gagne, officiating.

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