October 30th, 2020

SATURDAY, September 17, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 19, 2016.

BALCOVSKE

With sadness, we announce the passing of DORIS BALCOVSKE on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the age of 92 years.

Doris was born and raised in Lethbridge, where she worked at the Bank of Montreal after high school and was the proprietor of Margo Ladies Wear through the 1950’s. She then moved on to caring for her family, enjoying her friends and serving her community. Doris lived her life with gusto, and was first in line to help out, lend a hand or offer an opinion and a hug.

Doris loved to volunteer her time and energy to a wide variety of organizations, from the Allied Arts Council to the Fort Whoop Up Interpretative Society. She was a founding member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Lethbridge in 1945, and a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Doris loved listening to music, watching golf, the theatre, most people and a good laugh.

Doris is survived by Sandra Balcovske (Greg Morrison) and Marcia (Don) Taylor, as well as by nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Herb Balcovske, her parents, Chris and Linda Gibson, her brother Fred Gibson and niece Leah Goodman.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion.

Funeral Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – 411 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

In memory of Doris and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital – 960 19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to a charity of your choice.

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


DYCK

STUART JACOB DYCK, beloved brother, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the age of 53 years.

He is survived by his siblings Patti Fischer, Teresa Dyck, Marvin Dyck, Vern Dyck, Lisa Dyck and Joyce Dyck.

He was the loving son of Margaret and Jacob Dyck of Lethbridge who have predeceased him.

Stuart was born May 22, 1963, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Stu loved cooking for family and friends. He enjoyed Metal music, playing darts, camping, fishing and of course his dog Java.

Stuart’s family is very saddened by his early passing and he will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Teresa Dyck and Brian Langer, located at 1214 20 Ave., Coaldale, AB, on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 starting at 2:00 P.M. with his siblings in attendance.

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


Elliott, Sylvia Iris

July 4, 1939 – September 13, 2016

Sylvia Elliott passed away after a sudden illness on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. She will always be remembered by her loving husband Jack, sister Shirley, brother-in-law Bob, and her nieces, nephews and many friends. A service will be held at a later date. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Sylvia’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.

Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403-265-1199)


HODGSON

GARY MILLSON HODGSON passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

Those who wish to attend may meet at the front gates by the eternal flame.

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


KUYTEN

FRANCIS JOHN KUYTEN, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, nephew and friend passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY, on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with John Weing officiating.

Following the Graveside Service relatives and friends are invited to a light reception at the Magrath Senior’s Centre.

In memory of Francis and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or online at http://www.cancer.ca

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


MCCULLOUGH

E. SHIRLEY MCCULLOUGH, beloved wife of the late Bob McCullough of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family, at Fairmont Extendicare on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.

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


Pasquale D’Ippolito

1933 – 2016

Pasquale went to be with the lord suddenly, on Sunday, September 11, 2016, after a short but brave battle with Cancer.

Pasquale is survived by his loving wife Lilia Cattoni, sons Renato (Francis) D’Ippolito, Silvano (Gail) D’Ippolito, step-sons Leo (Annelise) Cattoni and Lucio Luigi Cattoni, his grandchildren Anthony (Jackie) D’Ippolito and their son Owen, Michael D’Ippolito, Alessandro D’Ippolito (Amy Gerber), Luciano D’Ippolito, Anthony Cattoni and Renzo Cattoni, his brother Riccardo (Aurellia) D’Ippolito and 2 sisters Andonietta D’Ippolito and Lucia D’Ippolito and many beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife Maria, brothers Armando, Carmine, Nicola, Pietro and his sister Beatrice and numerous brothers and sisters –in-law.

On March 21, 1933 in Sessano, Italy the extraordinary life of Pasquale began. Coming from a family of 9 children, life was difficult but somehow they all survived. During the war years, as a young child, he often spoke of going into the mountains with his brothers and sisters to avoid the bombing raids. In 1954 Pasquale married his childhood sweetheart, Maria and they were blessed with two sons, Renato and Silvano. In 1962 they travelled with their 2 small children for a better life in Canada. They first came to live in the small community of Blairmore , AB where Pasquale worked for CP Rail. In 1969 they moved to Lethbridge, AB where Pasquale worked for Sven Erickson’s Bakery eventually returning to CP Rail, retiring at the age of 65. Sadly after 40 years of marriage his wife Maria passed away. Pasquale was to find love for the second time when in 1998 he married Lilia Cattoni and had been married happily for the past 18 years.

Above all else Pasquale was a family man embracing everyone with all his heart. Love above all else is the legacy he leaves behind.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, September 19, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S. Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1510-2 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0G; the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211 Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7 or to the Canadian Cancer Association, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.

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


PAYNE

GLEN BERTON PAYNE, beloved husband of Patsy Payne, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


QUITTENBAUM

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of MR. BRIAN FREDERICK QUITTENBAUM, beloved husband of Karren (Willoughby) Quittenbaum, of Lethbridge, at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

Brian is survived by his wife, Karren; his son, Bruce Quittenbaum; and his daughter, Raegan (Ned) Grizelj; his granddaughters, Jacqueline Quittenbaum (Charles Scott) of Edmonton, Nicole Quittenbaum and Kiana Grizelj of Lethbridge; his great-granddaughters, Eloise Scott and Isabelle Scott of Edmonton; his sister, Pat (Dan) Peters of Lethbridge; Karren’s brother Jim (Bunny) Willoughby of Oliver, BC; as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins, and their beloved mini dachshund, Laci.

Brian was predeceased by his father, Fred Quittenbaum (1998); his mother, Mary (Storey) Quittenbaum (2004); his sister, Gael (Quittenbaum) Lepp (2016); and brother-in-law, Don Lepp (2008).

Brian was born in Taber, AB on May 25, 1942 to Fred and Mary Quittenbaum. The family moved to Lethbridge in 1948 when his father, Fred, went into business in 4 Square Lumber Co., and later Crestline Builders Market Ltd.

Brian graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) in 1961 and then went on to Montana State University in Missoula, MT. He graduated from MSU with a BSC in Business Administration in 1965.

He and Karren were married in Missoula, MT in 1962. Upon Brian’s graduation in 1965, he and Karren returned to Lethbridge and Brian entered into the family business at Crestline Builders Market Ltd. In 1977, Brian purchased the business from his father. Brian retired from the business in 2002. In 2016, their son Bruce and daughter Raegan purchased the business from Brian.

Brian had several hobbies he was interested in. He had a machine shop and a wood working shop. He enjoyed having his cars; a 1928 Model A Ford Tuday and a 1934 Chevrolet 2-door sedan. He also enjoyed photography. His greatest pride and joy was his family.

Brian was involved with the Alberta Construction Association, the Lethbridge Construction Association, chairman of the Lethbridge Construction Development Council, a member of the LeBaron’s Car Club and the Lethbridge Curling Club. He was also a 50 year member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows #2 of Lethbridge.

A Come-and-Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Please dress casual as Brian wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to thank all of Brian’s doctors for the care and compassion given to him and the family; it will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society – 2920 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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


TAILFEATHERS

BUTCH TAILFEATHERS, beloved husband of Peaches Tailfeathers, passed away in Cardston, AB on September 14, 2016 at the age of 74 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at the SOUTH HILL CHAPEL, CARDSTON, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in the Family Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca.


TOMSIC

GAIL PATRICIA TOMSIC, beloved wife of the late George Tomsic, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on July 16, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

She is the loving mother of Debby (Joey) Savidant of Lethbridge and grandmother of Ryan Shigehiro (Michael Rhiness) of Calgary and Amanda Shigehiro of Calgary. She is also survived by five brothers, Ron (Carly) Hunt of Ottawa, ON., Ken (Ida) Hunt of Coaldale, Allan (Judy) Hunt of Lethbridge, Terry (Julie) Hunt of Comox, B.C., and Keith (Dawn) Hunt of Canmore.

Gail was predeceased by her husband George Tomsic in 2009 and her parents Arthur and Lydia Hunt.

Music was a central component of her life. She played piano and recently took up the autoharp, and was a long term volunteer at the New West Theatre. She was proficient in many crafts (Sewing, knitting, painting etc.) She loved to golf and spent many seasons camping and golfing at the Indian Hills Golf Course. Gail was very active in the Coaldale and Lethbridge Senior’s Centers.

A Celebratory Picnic in honour of Gail’s life will be held at COALDALE KINSMEN PICNIC SHELTER – 2304 16 Ave, Coaldale, AB on Friday, September 23, 2016 between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

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

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