October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, September 8, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 8, 2016.

ANTON (TONY) SCHLEGL

January 18, 1933 – September 3, 2016

Our dear husband, Dad, Opa, passed away on September 3, 2016 at Norwood Hospice with his family at his side. Tony is survived by his wife of 59 years, Melitta; children, Rose, Bob, and Karen; granddaughter, Emma, and her mother, Marg; as well as various in-laws, nieces and nephews, and their children. He was predeceased by his father, Heinrich, mother, Mathilde, and only brother, Adam.

Born in Kislipo, Hungary, Tony also lived in Beilstein, Germany. Along with his parents, brother, and sister-in-law, he immigrated to Canada in 1953, initially working on a farm in southern Alberta. There he met Melitta and they married in 1956. They lived in Toronto for 10 years, where all of their children were born, but wanted to return to southern Alberta and moved back to Lethbridge in 1966. They remained there for 43 years, until moving to Sherwood Park in 2009 to be closer to their children.

Tony worked for 26 years for The City of Lethbridge as a foreman in the Waterworks Department.

Tony loved fishing in the southern Alberta lakes. He was also an expert sharpshooter and won many trophies and medals through his involvement in the Hubertus Shooting Group of the Lethbridge German Canadian Club. After retirement he enjoyed playing in a senior’s bowling league. In recent years, he loved playing dominoes with family and friends, a game that his granddaughter, Emma, had introduced him to.

A funeral service will be held at Glory Lutheran Church, 22577 Hwy 16, Sherwood Park, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with Pastor Markus Wilhelm officiating. Cremation arrangements have been made and a private interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge at a later date. We would like to thank Dr. Clark and all the nurses and caregivers at Norwood Hospice for their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norwood Palliative Care Unit, CapitalCare Foundation, 6th Flr., 10909 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB, T5J 3M9.


BOURASSA

RICHARD MAURICE BOURASSA, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DELORIS PATTERSON

(McMULLIN) SCOVILLE

It is with love, tenderness, and sadness that our family shares the news of mom’s passing from this life. We know she is now with her husband Scott (Gordon), whom she has missed so much for the past 21 years. She hated to leave her family here, but she talked often of the great and grand reunion not only with dad, but with her grandson Chandler, of meeting her mother who passed away when mom was three, and seeing again her Patterson, McMullin, and Scoville families. Mom left peacefully on September fifth, and as her family we have delightful thoughts of her and dad “dancing” together with the youth, gracefulness, and joy that they always had as they danced in life here. Our memories of mom are the ones in which she was full of life and young at heart. With gratitude that is hard to express, we thank the doctors and nurses of Raymond and Lethbridge (who saw her often over these past five years), and the staff at Good Sams in Raymond; we thank each and every one of you for your wonderful, kind, respectful, and gentle care of mom. We could not have “done this” without you. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


FRASER

MRS. MARY DOREEN FRASER, beloved wife of Mr. Irving Fraser, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

She is survived by her children, Susan Fraser, Cathy (Mike) Stevens and Doug (Linda) Fraser; grandchildren Riley Stevens and Brett (Venus Wong) Stevens; great- grandchildren Kylen Lawrence and Ashlynn Stevens.

Besides her loving husband, Irving, she was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Weber.

Doreen was born in Fort Saskatchewan and was raised throughout Alberta in various towns due to her father being one of the AGT pioneers. Doreen studied to be a draftsperson at SAIT in Calgary and subsequently met her to-be husband, Irving. They were later married in 1952 and were blessed with three children. Doreen truly enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking and painting, and had a special place in her heart for her family and her pet dogs, Cindy & Buddy. She also had a number of close friendswhich she enjoyed spending time with. Doreen had a strong faith and a close relationship with the LDS Church and was looking forward to spending eternity with her husband, Irving. She will be dearly missed.

Relatives and Friends are invited to meet with the family at Cornerstone Funeral Home prior to the Service to pay their respects.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Joshua Sherwood officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Magrath Cemetery where Mary will be laid to rest eternally with her husband Irving.

In Memory of Doreen and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.

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


FROST

SANDRA JEAN FROST, beloved wife of Randy Forshee of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at the age of 57 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, September 8th at 10:00 A.M.

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


MANY FINGERS

WYLE “WILLY” MANY FINGERS, beloved son of Penny (Fox) and Danny Many Fingers, passed away on the Blood Reserve on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the age of 26 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


NIELSEN

MARGUERITE KATHERINE NIELSEN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In Memory of Marguerite, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


PITT

MARJA AGNETA PITT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

She is the loving mother of Michelle (Jamie) Vonk of Lethbridge, Marsha Pitt (Ivan Jones) of Lethbridge, and James “J.J.” Pitt of Lethbridge as well as grandchildren Blake, Mason and Matthew Gourley, Jillian Vonk and Jack and Eleanor Jones and one great-granddaughter Lillian Gourley. She is also survived by her sister Lia Van Wassenaar (Roy Shepherd) and three nieces.

She was predeceased by her parents Evert and Caroline.

Marja was born January 3, 1947 in Schiedam, Holland and immigrated to Calgary. She attended the Southern Alberta College of Arts, where she received a Fine Arts Degree. She met her husband James at college. They married and had three children. Marja began a career in security, a job she loved. She enjoyed travelling, painting, gardening and photography, winning a silver award for a photo from the Alberta Summer Games. Marja will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at MARJA’S HOME, 88 Lafayatte Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

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


ROGERS – CHARLES PHILIP

Charlie leaves to cherish his memory his beloved and devoted wife of 61 years Shirley, his sons Murray and Darren, daughters Cathy (Norm) Riley and Alison Lock (Bruce Robertson), grandchildren Ryan, Kelsey (Jamie Wentjarv) and Greg Lock and Taryn, Bradley and Raelyn Riley. Charlie was born on the family farm eight miles southwest of Milk River in 1 – 16 district on October 20, 1927 to parents Philip and Florence (Hovey). He passed away in his 89th year on September 5, 2016 at the High River Hospital. He came into this world as a cherished child and left as a beloved husband, loving father, proud grandfather and uncle. He was the youngest in a family of six children and developed strong bonds with his brothers and sisters: Ruth (Art Mueller), George, Helen (Tony Lippa), Fred (Emily), and Harold (Terry). This helped him cope with the early death of his father in 1936 when he was nine. Charlie attended the one room school John Joe’s and frequently recounted the fun he had there, particularly in the summer months when everyone would get to school early so they could play ball. His love of baseball led to him becoming a decades long fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.

He also attended school in Coutts where he stayed with Helen and Harold and also attended Sampson School south of Burdett where Ruth was teaching. He rode into Milk River for his high school years where he was taught by Erle Rivers, for whom the school is now named. After his schooling Charlie went to work on the Tennant Ranch. There he led the life of a cowboy and had very fond memories of his time with all the other “young bucks”. Perhaps it was his cowboying that made him a Wilf Carter fan. When asked why he left the ranch Dad said he got tired of being broke! He worked in many areas after that; as a farm hand, in fuel delivery, a battery operator, a roughneck, and even becoming a skilled carpenter eventually building the home in Nanton. In 1953 at a dance in Wrentham he was smitten with a beautiful young brunette and decided she must be his. He married Shirley Kemp in ’54. Charlie sold his interest in the family homestead to Fred and their married life took them first to the Sundre country to farm and raise all manner of livestock. It was the most beautiful country he’d ever seen, but they missed the Chinooks and moved down to High River. They briskly had four children between 1955 – 62, Murray, Cathy, Alison and Darren. In ’63, Dad became a part time farmer as he also took on being a grain buyer with Pioneer Grain in Nanton and stayed in this capacity as a valued employee with Richardson until his retirement in 1990. Dad missed playing cribbage with his customers, but enjoyed his pool playing at the Kosy Korner and camping with Mom in the fifth wheel. He had been a charter member of the Nanton Lions Club and also a member of the United Church men’s club AOTS.

Dad grew up during the Depression years and carried lessons of hard work, diligence and integrity into every aspect of his life. His children watched how he lived his life and learned from his example. It was a challenge for us to measure up. Charlie was a man of few words, but a man of his word. His was a handshake that meant something. Dad was a quiet, kind and gentle man who never had an enemy in the world until he had to face a particularly cruel opponent in his later years. He is now at rest from that struggle.

He is, and will remain, deeply loved and dearly missed. “So Dad, go catch Ginger and ride over and see what Floyd and the boys are up to”. A Funeral Service will be held at the Nanton-Parkland United Church, Nanton, on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Nanton Cemetery. If desired, in memory of Charlie, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society. To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com


SOLOMON

ALLENE K. SOLOMON of Lethbridge, formerly of Independence, Missouri, passed away at the Good Samaritan, Park Meadows Village, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the age of 91 and after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Paul Solomon of Yuma, AZ, Richard (Donna) Solomon of Iowa, Stephen (Avan) Solomon of Odessa, MO, Thomas (Connie) Solomon of Kansas City, MO, and Kathi Solomon-Duda of Lethbridge as well as 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Allene graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and became an incredible watercolor artist. She was a designing artist for Hallmark Cards prior to having children. She enjoyed being a full time mother and will be sadly missed by her family.

A Private Family Service will be held in Independence, Missouri at a later date.

In memory of Allene, donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT, #402 – 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge Alberta T1J 0N9.

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


SQUIRECHUK

GERTRUDE MARY SQUIRECHUK, beloved wife of the late Kit Squirechuk, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


Florentina “Tina” Wojtowicz

1932 – 2016

Florentina (Tina) Wojtowicz passed away peacefully on Monday, September 5th, 2016, at Lethbridge Regional Hospital, at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of Tony Wojtowicz. Tina was born January 7th, 1932 to Joseph and Florentina Materi in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. She moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, met and married Tony in 1950. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters all born in Lethbridge and later moved to High River where they spent the next 45 years. Tina worked various retail positions as well as owned and operated a Restaurant Business for a number of years. Tina took great pride in the successes of all her family and was always there to support them. Besides her loving husband Tony, Tina is survived by her sons Gary (Judy), Dale (Carol) and daughters Rita (Vern) Pugh, Sande Falk and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Also left to mourn is her sister Eva (Jack) Dafoe and brother John Materi as well as numerous brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews. Tina was predeceased by her parents, eight brothers and two sisters. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, led by Deacon Frank Peta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 9, 2016 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254-3 Ave S. Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.

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


Tara Harden
1982 – 2016
Tara Lynn Harden, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 33 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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