October 24th, 2020

FRIDAY, September 30, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 30, 2016.

MARJORIE MAE COTE

1929 – 2016

Marjorie “Marj” Cote (Walker) beloved wife of the late Hector Cote, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2016 at the age of 87 years.

Marj will be lovingly remembered by her children Roberta Myles, Glenna (Louie) Caldwell, Marie (Bill) Mellafont, Marlene (Glynn) Livingstone, Harold (Marla) Walker, Ed (Mel) Walker and Tom Walker; 47 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; sister Doris Kimmitt and brother Dave Dragland; sisters-in-law Nedra Dragland and Anita Kroetch, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Besides her loving husband Hector, Marj was predeceased by her infant son Gerald; granddaughter Lindsay Mellafont, and grandson Gerald Myles; great grandson Nicholas La Grandeur; brothers Ted Dragland, Gordon Dragland; sons-in-law Lloyd Johnson and Phillip Myles. Marj was raised in Conquerrville, Alberta after receiving her education Marj moved to Lethbridge, was married and started her family, before settling in Pincher Creek in 1965.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Twin Butte Community Hall, Twin Butte Alberta at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Pincher Creek. Memorial Donations in Marj’s name may be made directly to a Charity of Ones’ Choice.


DON LEROY PASSEY

27 August 1930 – 25 September 2016

Born in Magrath AB, Don passed away in Langley BC after a sudden illness. He spent most of his life in Ft. Langley, which he dearly enjoyed. He was a man of dignity with open arms and a large heart, a steadfast friend and excellent host at numerous parties over the decades. He was a tall strong man who was supportive, protective, generous, and loving to his family and friends.

Don will be missed by all who knew him, including his wife Sibyl, his sons Greg, Brad, Randy, stepson Raymond, stepdaughter Nanette, his grandchildren Christina, Jessica, Sarah, Jennifer, Chad, Cody, Jim, Jason, Levi, step granddaughter Ashley, and his great grandchildren Ashton, Chanelle, Arlo, and Kaleb. A heart felt thanks to Iris Passey (mother of his three sons), Debbie Passey, Teresa Passey, and Donna Lawrence for their care and support.

There will be a graveside ceremony at the Fort Langley Cemetery on September 30 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choic. A celebration of life will be conducted at 1 PM on October 29 at the Ft Langley Lions Club Hall.


ERDMAN

THOMAS RICHARD ERDMAN, of Barons, beloved spouse of Anne-Marie Erdman, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 63 years.

Further arrangements will be announced once completed.

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FLYNN

It is with great sadness that the family of the late NATASHA BERNICE FLYNN announce her passing after a courageous battle with leukemia on September 27, 2016 at the age of 40 years. She will be sadly missed by her companion Kent Nagata, son Brady Flynn, daughter Dakota White, her mother Bernice (Tony) Flynn, her sister Loni (Harold) White, step brother Anthony (Jo Anna) Aucoin, step sister Chantille (Robbie) Coles, and her four nieces, three nephews, grandmother Lorna Dwyer (G-Nan), many loving aunts and uncles (Dwyer and Flynn) and a large circle of extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Lonnie Flynn, her grandfather Jim Dwyer and grandparents Matthew and Emma Flynn.

The family will be receiving friends at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. with a Prayer Service starting at 8:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel, officiant.

The Funeral Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapal, Celebrant.

In memory of Natasha, flowers may be sent to Cornerstone Funeral Home or donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada – 804-2 Lansing Square, Toronto, ON, M2J 4P8. The family of Natasha would like to thank Dr. Geddes and the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, especially the nurses on Unit 57 and at the Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic for their kindness and care shown during this difficult time.

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JOHN JAY HEALY

March 29/1941

– September 24, 2016

It is with such heartbreaking news to announce the sudden passing of our Father, Grandpa, Brother and Uncle, John Jay Healy on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. He was 75 years of age.

John is survived by his children, Marlene, Amanda (Tim) and Robin (Tanya); Grandchildren: Ross (Lacey), Cohen, Sharlee, Tiniker, Tyrelle, Ozzy, Zeke, Chase, Blaze and Great Grandsons Jory and Anson. Brother: Stan (Donata) Healy of Ronan, Montana; Adopted Brothers, Reggie White Man and Martin Hairy Bull, Special nieces: Bernadette Blackwater, Carolla Bruised Head, Carma (William) Chief Calf, Lena Small Legs, Joanne (Brian) Healy, Tina Good Rider, Ernestine Healy, Patricia (Jordan) Small Eyes, Rebecca (Darryl), Donna, Nicole (Cameron) and Ashley (Billy) Gros Ventre Boy and Linda (Craig) Fox. Nephews: Lloyd (Karen) McHugh, Tyrone Good Rider, Robert (Rita) Calf Ricky (Gwen), Fabian (Christine) and Patrick (Johanna) White Bull. Adopted children: Sonny, Corey, Shauna and Lambert Day Rider; Dennis, Evans, Bruce and Melvin Iron Shirt.

A Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, September 30th, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


John McKenna

1945 – 2016

Mr. John McKenna of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Jonathan James Fooks

1974 – 2016

Mr. Jonathan James Fooks of Lethbridge, survived by Tanya Weder, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the age of 42 years. A Celebration of Jonathan’s Life will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at PARADISE CANYON GOLF RESORT, 185 Canyon Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB.

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WILLIAM HENDERSON KANE (1918 – 2016)

MR. WILLIAM “BILL” KANE passed away peacefully at the home of his loving daughter-in-law in Monarch, AB on September 26, 2016.

Bill was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Dorothy (Roberts) Kane, and two sons John (Marjorie) and Doug (Susan).

He is survived by his two daughter-in-laws, Marjorie Kane and Susan Kane; his grandchildren, Angela Plettell, LeAnne Malchow, Lisa Hall and Jennifer Kirsch, as well as several great and great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by two contemporary cousins, Margaret Roberts and Bill Henderson Sr. whom he loved very dearly.

Bill had a very full life, having farmed for 20 years and having worked as a counselor and teacher for 23 years. He was a past D.D.G.M. of the Masonic Lodge in Alberta, a life member of the B.P.O.E. and a proud 72-year member of Branch #4 of the Canadian Legion.

By request, there will be no funeral service held.

O.H.O.T., Pax. Vobiscum

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KLEINSASSER

PETER KLEINSASSER, beloved husband of Sarah Kleinsasser, passed away at the Miami Colony on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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KRAJEWSKI

ANDREW KRAJEWSKI passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, October 2, 2016 between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., with a short service beginning at 7:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ralph Molyneux, officiant.

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

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MADGE

1926 – 2016

With regret, we announce the passing of our father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, W. PAUL MADGE of Milk River, Alberta on September 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Paul was born June 17, 1926 to Edna Coffin Madge and W. Martin Madge. The fourth of five children, Paul was centered in his home town and is well remembered as “Paul Madge from Milk River.” He lived a full life, taking over Madge Equipment from his father as a young man, becoming a pilot at age 26, town Mayor the following year and a dedicated businessman with a passion for his local area. Paul was most excited when interacting with the world around him. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a dedicated collector, a social butterfly and insistent dancer, lover of the outdoors and committed friend.

In 1956, Paul married Nola Matkin of Magrath and they welcomed three children in to the family fold, Martin 1958, Bruce 1960 and JoEllen 1961. As a young family, they became Charter members of the Alberta chapter of Flying Farmers. This brought many adventures through the years, as well as life-long friendships all around North America which lasted a lifetime.

Selling his business in 1975, Paul redirected his energy into real estate and enjoyed managing that through the rest of his life. After retirement, he served a decade on the ADC Board for the Alberta Government. In his down time, Paul loved spending time at the family cabin in Waterton, hiking and berry picking with his grandchildren and other family, rowing across a lake or visiting with his sister across town. This was reminiscent of his early days spent at the original Madge cabin with all manner of family and friends coming and going. He always loved a good crowd!

Paul was predeceased by his parents; William Martin Madge and Edna Coffin Madge, siblings; Helen (Henry) Salisbury, Frank (Verna) Madge, Beth (Bob) Hummel, Grace (George) Snow, nephew Mark Hummel, great-nephew Michael Brown and other beloved family and friends.

Paul is survived by his children Martin (Michelle) Madge, Bruce Madge, JoEllen (Geoffrey) Cushing and grandchildren Victoria, Kennedy and Catherine Madge, Derek, Kirk (Molly), Corie Jo and Janna Lee Cushing. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews whom he held very close and dear to his heart.

The family wishes to invite anyone who would like to join them at the graveside service being held at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.., followed by a noon meal at the Milk River Civic Centre, where we can all share stories and memories of the Paul Madge we remember.

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MOONEY

LYLE MOONEY, beloved husband of Anne Mooney, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the age of 85 years.

Besides his loving wife Anne, Lyle is survived by his children Maggie (David) Fudger and Patrick Mooney, grandchildren Danielle, Samantha and Josh, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lyle is also survived by his step children Shirley (Jeff) Martin and their children, Lynne (Barry) Van Paassen and Wayne (Marie) Chomas and their children.

Lyle was predeceased by his parents Jack and Maude, brother Gerald and sister Dorothy.

Lyle was born in Wardlow/ Cessford area, AB, on October 27, 1930, where he grew up and farmed and ranched as well. Later, he ran a hotel in Barons, AB, and Lyle also worked for the City of Calgary. He returned to farming in the Peace River area, before retiring to Granum, Lethbridge and finally Coaldale, where he resided until his passing.

Lyle enjoyed making soup, collecting vintage items and telling humorous stories of the past. He will be greatly missed.

At Lyle’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In memory of Lyle, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4K7.

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NILSSON

DOUGLAS B. NILSSON D.C., beloved husband of Rita Nilsson and father to 7 children, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 76 years. He helped thousands of people as a chiropractor. His passions were playing the piano, composing music, and writing poetry. Friends may meet the family prior to the service Friday from 10:00-10:45am at the Stirling LDS Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stirling Chapel on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am with Bishop Jeff Nelson officiating. Interment to follow in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.


SCHOEN

ELRA SCHOEN, beloved wife of the late Tony Schoen, formerly of Warner, Alberta, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare in Lethbridge, at the age of 90 years.

She is the loving mother of six children; Craig Schoen, Kelly Baceda, Cyril Schoen, Toni Ambrose, Diana Metzger and Arlene Olsen. She also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews that she deeply loved. Besides her family, her passion was painting and sculpting, always making the family home more beautiful. She loved to garden, making her yard in Warner very colourful, happy and inviting for anyone who came to visit. She always made everyone feel welcome with her smile, and warm heart.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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WALKER

LYLE VERN WALKER, of Milk River, beloved husband of Bonnie Walker, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 48 years.

In memory of Lyle and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Karen Tverkutes
1946 – 2016
Karen Annabelle Tverkutes, beloved wife of Bill Tverkutes, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the age of 70 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.


Molly Ito
1919 – 2016
Surrounded by her children, Hideko Molly Ito, beloved wife of the late Jack Ito, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the age of 97 years.
A private burial service attended by immediate family will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
A private funeral service will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Molly is survived by her children Marie Mura of Calgary, Toshi (Bob) Miyanaga of Taber, Jean (John) Miyanaga of Taber, Irene (Jim) Tanaka of Richmond, British Columbia, Ken Ito of Taber, Roy (Joyce) Ito of Cranford and Suzanne (Ray) Thibodeau of Cranford, along with her thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She will be fondly remembered as well by her nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack Ito; parents Naotaro and Yuki Sunada; siblings Ayako (Tanekichi) Imahashi, Kenichi Sunada, Mas (Miyo) Sunada and son-in-law Tom Mura.
Molly was born on Minstrel Island, British Columbia on February 28, 1919. She was the third child born to Naotaro & Yuki Sunada.
Molly and Jack were happily married for fifty six years. They wed on November 23, 1938 in Surrey, British Columbia and later moved to Alberta where they settled in Cranford, began farming, and raised a close and loving family.
To her family, Molly was the center of their universe. Still at the age of ninety seven, Grams’ house was home to all. Whether it was birthdays, babies or family gatherings big or small, she welcomed everyone in and brought out the best in them.
Even after raising seven kids and twenty six grandchildren and great grandchildren, she still found time for baking, bowling, gardening, sewing, A&W breakfast outings and her favourite of all, the slot machines and the Calgary Flames.
Molly exuded a sense of peacefulness to those who knew her and she had the ability to make everyone feel at ease. She loved her family and her life. She lived it with such compassion, kindness, love and positivity that it made her truly special to all. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers and Koden, memorial tributes in Molly’s name may be made to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta TIJ 3Z5 or to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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