October 28th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 31, 2016.

ENTZ

JOSHUA MICHAEL ENTZ, beloved husband of Lorna Entz, and father of Julianne, Dianne, Kevin, Abigail and Martha, of River Road Colony, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 38 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at River Road Colony, Milk River, Alberta.

Burial to follow in the colony cemetery.

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


KRAMPL

WILLIAM “BILL” VICTOR KRAMPL, beloved husband of Joanne Krampl, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Mary Heidebrecht

1928 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Magdalene Heidebrecht, beloved wife of Rudy Heidebrecht, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the age 87 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th St, Coaldale, AB. A Graveside Service will be held at 9:45am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

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


Mrs. Mary Szpulak

1922 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Szpulak (Zawada) of Diamond City, beloved wife of the late Frank Szpulak passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Legacy Lodge on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Mary was predeceased by her parents Anna and George Zawada; sister Nellie (Fred) Carlson; brothers William (Margaret) Swain and George (Evelyn) Zarycki. Mary is survived by many nieces and their families. Mary was a very independent and sometimes stubborn lady but was also extremely caring and giving, and will be missed dearly. Our heartfelt thanks for the care provided to Aunt Mary by the staff and LPN’s at the Lethbridge Legacy Lodge and Dr. Macpherson. Special thanks to Cindee Nyrose for her assistance and support over the past years. At Mary’s request, no service will be held.

A very special thank you to Sandy Regier at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels for her care and compassion she showed Mary during this time.

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


REATH

Reath, Jean (Nee: Tindall), of Lethbridge, formerly of Vulcan, and beloved wife of Jim, slipped peacefully away and entered into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on August 28th, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

Besides her loving husband Jim, Jean is survived by her children – Ken (Judy) Ruggles of Summerland, BC, Harold Ruggles of Yellowknife, NWT, Jerry (Anita) Ruggles of Hay River, NWT, and Karen (Peter Stock) Ruggles of Lethbridge, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one brother- Herb (Jeanette) Tindall of Calgary, three sisters- Dora Schmeelke of Champion, Ruth (Richard) Hunter of Penticton, BC, and Joyce (Lee) Davis of Lethbridge, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Ula Tindall, first husband Dorn Ruggles, son Keith Ruggles, and sisters Marion Matlock, Mildred Olds, and Betty Killick.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m at the Vulcan Central Church of Christ (409 – 1 St. S), Pastor David Sarsons officiating. Interment to follow at the Champion Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring

staff of Unit 4 A and to Dr’s Mahkdoom, Bruwer, and Shukoor for making the final days of Jean’s life as comfortable as possible.

Tributes in Jean’s memory can be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0 or the Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society, Box 594, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone

1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


VARZARI

MICHAEL ARTHUR “COUTTSO” VARZARI, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Couttso was born in Lethbridge on November 17, 1929 and was raised ‘down Number Three’. He never forgot his humble yet colourful beginnings in that neighbourhood and was full of great tales of his early life there. He always attributed his strong and solid work ethic and his appreciation for the simple things in life to his upbringing ‘down Number Three’.

Couttso loved to work and started his work career early in life. Shortly after completing grade eight, he worked on the Mogus Farm in Southern Alberta. Later, his work adventures took him, along with his brother, Beaver, to a farm in Vernon B.C., and later still to a logging camp in the Lower Mainland. Back in Lethbridge, he landed a job with General Construction and later was offered a position with the City of Lethbridge. He stayed with the City, working from the ground up, first as an apprentice and then as a full-fledged electrician for the Electric Department and finally retiring as Superintendent of Construction.

In his later years, when ill-health kept him from being as physically active as he used to be, he would lament, “I just wish I could work…”. At 86 years of age, two days before his passing, he was still saying that. Fittingly, he died doing work that he loved: tending to his amazingly productive tomato plants.

In addition to work, Couttso’s passions were many. He was a great collector of relics from days gone by, and would often spend long hours fixing and retrofitting items that were simply junk to other people. Couttso was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. He loved history books, western novels, philatelic magazines, as well as his beloved seniors’ paper, and the good old daily news.

Despite his infirmities in later life, Couttso always lived with gusto. His laughter was contagious and inimitable. It came from somewhere deep inside, and would fill the room, and all those in it, with sheer delight. He loved well-cooked meals, and his ability not only to savour good food, but to satiate himself with it, was nothing short of legendary. He loved, and looked forward to, his Thursday evening outings for liver and onions with Steam and Davey, his ever-loyal co-conspirators.

He loved the great spreads put on by Kay and Verna, and he thoroughly enjoyed his coffee and people-watching times at Timmie’s with Ross, or Pat and Sissel.

Couttso was a profoundly spiritual, if not traditionally religious, man. He loved and appreciated his family and friends deeply, and was a fiercely loyal husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Kindhearted at the most essential level, Couttso travelled to the beat of his own drummer, and was always, uniquely, his own man. He has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those close to him. His exit from this life leaves an emptiness no one else can fill.

Couttso is dearly loved and will be acutely missed by all his family and friends: daughter, Michaelynn (Frank); grandsons, Gary (Amanda), and Bobby (Kathleen); great-grandsons, Jacob and Owen; brothers-in-law, Dave (Verna), Tom (Linda), Pat (Sissel); very special cousins, Steam and Davey; dear friends and neighbours, Kay and Ross; as well as a significant extended family of nieces and nephews and cousin, Vicky. He was predeceased by his wife, Theresa, his brothers, William and George, and his parents, Fred and Veronica.

While still a ‘kid,’ living and working in Point Grey, Couttso was known to frequent a local church there. Consequently, his coworkers dubbed him, “Angel.” And so it is, now, with hearts full of appreciation for a man well loved, and a life well lived, we bid you, Couttso, “Fly on, Angel, fly on.”

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

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


Victor Quon

1927 – 2016

Victor Fee Quon of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Anne Wai Kuen Quon, passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit – St Michaels Health Centre in Lethbridge, Monday August 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Victor was born in 1927 and went to school in Canton China. He met his future wife Anne Wong in 1950 and was married soon after as it was love at first sight. They started a family several years later and not long after, Victor went ahead to Canada to find work. Anne, with their first born son John, fled to Hong Kong in 1955 when the Communist government took all their land. Victor came to Canada and his first job was working in a restaurant in Banff. He fondly remembers being there for the filming of the movie “River with No Return” featuring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. He moved to Lethbridge to be closer to his Father, Yong Jun Quon, whom he worked with at Lee’s Food Market. He saved enough money to sponsor his wife and first child and be united as a family in Canada in 1959. Victor continued to work in the restaurant business by going into a partnership with some friends and starting the New Moon Restaurant. Victor grew his business by starting another restaurant called Majorette which was popular in the downtown area. Victor retired and sold the business at age 60. Victor enjoyed his sports especially basketball. In his early years, Victor played on Senior Men’s team that won the city championship. After his playing days were over, he remained an avid fan as he would attend as many games as he could fit into his busy schedule. Upon his retirement, Victor was active in the Lethbridge Chinese community. He volunteered his time with the Chinese Senior Social Club which he had the honor of holding both President and Vice President Positions. Victor and Anne travelled back to China several times giving both a chance to reconnect with friends and relative. Victor and his late wife Anne, is survived by his 3 sons John (late Jean), David (late Yvonne, Gina), and Tony (Cindy), grandchildren Nicholas, Alexander and 2 others, two sisters, Kay (Wally) Lee, Susan (late Dick) Dong, living in Alberta. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 6:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT, 103 7 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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


Rudy Sandor
1948 – 2016
Rudolf Jozsef Sandor, passed away in Taber on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the age 67 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. 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.

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