January 24th, 2021

TUESDAY, October 4, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 4, 2016.


Georgina Volk, beloved wife of Delmar Volk, passed away peacefully with family at her side in Vulcan on September 30, 2016, just two days after her 90th birthday. Georgina was born in Clare, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. She married Delmar, the joy of her life, in 1962 and they lovingly raised three children. Georgina had a tender heart for her seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Georgina loved and was proud to be a nurse. She was a very compassionate person and she loved her family, friends, colleagues and people she cared for very deeply. She will be sorely missed by the many lives that she has touched. Georgina is survived by her husband, Delmar, and their 3 children Arlene, Shannon and Helen and their families.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at the Carmangay Historical Church on Wednesday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow in the Carmangay Cemetery with lunch to follow.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.

Ring Kinniburgh
1921 – 2016
Roscoe Boddy Kinniburgh, beloved husband of the late Barbara Kinniburgh, passed away in Taber on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the age of 95 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dad will be forever remembered by his children Barry (Sandra) Kinniburgh of Taber, Alan (Judi) Kinniburgh of Spruce Grove, Louise (John) Thodt of Hamilton, Ontario and Ron (Shauna) Kinniburgh of Calgary.  He also leaves behind his thirteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara in 2001 along with his two brothers Jack in 1991 and Scott in 1994.
Ring, the son of William and Zelda Kinniburgh, was born at Lethbridge on August 28, 1921. His early life was spent on the Kinniburgh farm south of Purple Springs. Ring met the love of his life, Barbara Bell, while in high school. They were married in Taber on December 26, 1943. Ring and Barbara lived on the farm before moving into Taber in 1959. He continued to farm until 1970 when he went to work for the MD of Taber. Besides his wife, Ring’s loves were fishing, hunting, camping and times with his family. He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and love for people and life. Dad was a great gardener and would gladly trade his produce for anything sweet, especially pie.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ring’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s personal choice.
The family would like to express their gratitude and thankfulness to Dr. Torrie and the staff at the Taber Hospital.  
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Hazel Lucas (Corbett)

1945 – 2016

Mrs. Hazel Lucas (Corbett) passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge after a lengthy illness on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Hazel was born July 9, 1945 in Barwick, Scotland. She is predeceased by her husband Louis Maurice Lucas (2001). She is survived by her mother Helen Corbett; her brother Derek Corbett (Australia); her daughter Sapphire Lucas; her son Glen & Darlene Lucas; her granddaughters Denise Lucas, Devon (Brett) Garberg, Sydney Lucas-Rhyno; and her great granddaughters Kaydence Lucas, Audrina Overbo and Summer Garberg. A private service will be held at a later date.

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

John McKenna

1945 – 2016

Mr. John Patrick McKenna of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Barbara Joan McKenna, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 71 years.

John was born in England on July 11, 1945 to James and Margaret McKenna. He was a long time service manager at Canadian Linen and he enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and coaching soccer.

John is survived by his loving partner Rita Kohlman; his daughter Lisa (McKenna) Carlson and Dan, Kaitlin and Brittany; son Brad McKenna, Vicki, Kaila, Bradee and Taylor; Darcy McKenna; his brother Michael McKenna; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Besides his loving wife Barbara, John was predeceased by his parents James and Margaret McKenna, his sister Judy McKenna; his brother Pete McKenna.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323-32 Ave. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3.

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With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of a beautiful woman, mother, sister, grandma, aunt and friend, TERESA MARIE RAINS, on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at the age of 52 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Toni (Randall Starkell) Klein and Mike (Bobbi Geddes) Klein, grandchildren: Kayla, Vanessa, Kristy, Noah, Jayce, Riley and Kaden; her brother, Bruce (Patty) Brewer and nephews, Garret and Zachery.

Teresa was predeceased by her parents, Bette Lou and John Brewer.

Teresa was born in Trenton, Ontario on November 16th, 1963. Her family relocated to British Columbia shortly after, living in a number of towns and cities with her father’s career. Eventually she moved to southern Alberta where she married, raised her family and lived out her life till her passing.

She loved gardening, exploring the outdoors and had a special passion for cooking and baking. She was very social and cherished her time with family and friends.

A Celebration of Teresa’s Life will be held at CORNERSONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

In memory of Teresa and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, 600-60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4T 1N5

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MARJORIE SCHERLOSKI, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ronald Scherloski, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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It is with sadness that the family of the late MARK THOMAS STANDING announce his passing after a tragic motor vehicle accident on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the age of 64 years. He will be missed by his wife Pat, and children: Jeff (Jackie), Steven (Krista), Nancy (Kendon) Clark, Trevor (Jamie), Kevin (O’Ryan), Derek, Rebecca, and 18 grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings; Robert, Barbara (Lorne) Bateman, Patricia, and Janet McLeod. He is predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Eileen Standing. He was born in Lethbridge and moved to the Midlands area in England with his family at age 6. He returned to Vulcan, Alberta when he was 21. Mark served a mission in Langsing, Michigan from 1974-1976. On June 24, 1978 he married Pat in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They settled in the Lethbridge area and raised their family. He loved soccer and coached many soccer teams. He faithfully served in many church postings during his life. He loved to serve others, and especially loved his family and grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and brother Michael M. Verigin on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Born in a Doukhobor village near Cowley, Alberta in 1929, Michael had been active with Doukhobor societies all of his life. ln I974 he became Secretary -Treasurer and later-President of the United Doukhobors of Alberta, proudly serving until a few years ago. He was a valued Board member of the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Trust Fund, representing Alberta, and a member of the Alberta Cultural Heritage Council. He also served as a Councilman for the Village of Cowley. For many years Michael worked closely with archivists in the province as well as private historians interested in the Doukhobor culture and religion. His dedication and commitment to the Doukhobor heritage will live on as his legacy. Michael is survived by his daughters: Venera (Mike) Jozsa of Calgary and Liuba (Bill) Lyon of Grand Forks, B.C.; grandchildren, Madison and Brett Lyon, and sisters, Anne Bougerolle (Rene) and Vera Verigin both of Cowley. Michael is predeceased by his wife, Doris in 2009, his daughter Christina in 1981, his brothers Phillip in 1951, Paul in 2000, Nick in 2015, father in 1983 and mother in 1987. Michael will be sadly missed by his lovingly family and many close friends and acquaintances. Prayer services and commemoration of Michael’s life will begin on Friday, Oct. 7 2016 at 11:00am at the Cowley- Lundbreck Doukhobor Prayer Home with an interment at 3:00p.m. at the United Doukhobor of Alberta Cemetery, Lundbreck, Alberta.

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.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Burial will take place at the New Finland Cemetery, New Finland, Saskatchewan. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Karen is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Tamara (Aaron) Cheng of Calgary and grandchildren Alyssa and Julia Cheng. She is also survived by her sisters Judy (Stan) Johnstone of Ottawa and Carmalita Agdomar of Calgary; brothers David (Susie) Maki of Ottawa and Perry (Donna) Erhardt of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan; sisters-in-law Reta Schmidt of Taber and Diana (Tom) Mason of Vancouver as well as numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Eino and Myra Maki, sister Linda Maki and brother-in-law Lawrence Schmidt.
Karen was born into the close knit community of New Finland, Saskatchewan, twenty miles northeast of Whitewood. St. John’s Lutheran Church was the centre of the community and one mile from the family farm. Karen trained as a nurse at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina before coming to Taber for work in 1968. Karen and Bill were married in 1970, enjoying forty six years of marriage, living and working on their farm east of Taber. Their daughter Tamara was born in 1974. Karen loved to play bridge, travel, volunteer and sing in the choir at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church. However, she was most passionate about spending time with her grandchildren Alyssa and Julia. Karen will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by many.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Karen’s name may be made directly to the Taber Food Bank, 5512 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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