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SATURDAY, October 15, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 17, 2016.


FREDRICK MARK BEAZER passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Lethbridge, at the age of 72 years, beloved husband of Janis Beazer of Raymond.

Mark is survived by his children: Morgen (Matt) Price of Taylorsville, Utah, Mitch (Caylee) Beazer of Perth, Australia, Ben (Lindsay) Beazer of Raymond, AB, Casey (Jaime) Beazer of Raymond, AB, Leslie (Kyle) Snee of Raymond, AB; 14 grandchildren; four sisters: Karen, Susan, Shelly, Cheryl and extended family.

He is predeceased by his parents, Meade and Freda Beazer, a brother Charles, and a sister Lori Stewart.

He was a man committed to his family, his church, his friends, and his profession. Friends may meet the family at the LDS – Raymond Stake Centre, on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. or prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2 North – 200 West, Raymond, with Bishop Wallace Tollestrup officiating.

Interment to follow in the Beazer Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.


May 16, 1920 – October 13, 2016

PATRICIA (PAT) BARTLETT passed away at the Legacy Lodge on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 96, after a long and full life. Pat was born and lived the majority of her life in Lethbridge. She was the sixth of nine children born to Harry & Barbara Forbes. Pat is survived by her son Gary (Sheryl), her grandchildren Tobi Bartlett-Baugh (Ryan) and Eric (Glenda) Matthews, her sister Roberta (Alan) Kimber, son-in-law Gordon Matthews, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, daughter Dianne Matthews, grandson Kelly Bartlett and daughter-in-law Sheila Bartlett.

At Pat’s request there will be no funeral service but her life will be celebrated later at a family gathering. In lieu of flowers anyone who wishes may donate to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society or to the charity of their choice. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Legacy Lodge for the excellent care they provided for Pat in the last two years of her life.

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Greg Cronkhite

1980 – 2016

Mr. Greg Cronkhite of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved son of Louella and Dave Cronkhite and brother of Rich Cronkhite, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the age of 36 years. Greg’s funeral will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB

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CHRIS DE JONG, beloved husband of Vicki De Jong passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care facility in Lethbridge on Tuesday October 11th, 2016 at the age of 76 years. Chris is survived by his wife Vicki De Jong, his children Brian (wife Crystal and children Brandon, Cayley), Ron (wife Sandra and son Grant), and Darren; sisters Lamberdena De Jong, Joanne Veldman, Marlene Grinnell and brother Glenn De Jong, as well as their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews. Chris was predeceased by his parents Christian Sr. and Ida De Jong and brother David. Chris was raised in Nobleford, AB and lived on the family farm where he and Vicki then farmed for many years. He always enjoyed the outdoors, such as farming, fishing, skiing and being in the mountains. He also enjoyed visiting with many friends and relatives. He will be missed by his family & friends.

Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, October 16th from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The funeral will be held at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH on Monday October 17th, 2016 at 1pm. Interment and a reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World Vision Canada, 19 Skyview Springs Manor NE, Calgary, AB. T3N 0A9

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MARJORIE DOW, beloved wife of the late Berne Dow, passed away on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by two sons, Ray (Mary) Dow of Lethbridge and Bill (Myrna) Dow of Kitchner, Ont., ten grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Ada Clark, two daughters, Marjorie and Carolyn, one son, Douglas, daughter-in-law Donna Dow, an infant son and two grandsons, Ryan and Thomas.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, October 18th at 11:00 A.M.

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MERLE ARTHUR GOODE, beloved husband of the late Denise Goode, of Picture Butte, passed away at home on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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John “Jack” Hugh Stewart

It is with great sadness that the family of Jack Stewart announces his unexpected passing at the age of 75 years. He had surgery October 3, 2016 and after an emergency surgery the following day, there was numerous complications that followed that were incompatible with his lifestyle. He made the decision to be let go. He was surrounded by his loving family and his pup Daisy during his passing in the ICU at PLC. Jack was born November 21, 1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is predeceased by his father, Donald Morton, his mother Margaret Vera and his younger brother David. He is survived by his baby brother Andrew (Andy) and numerous family and friends. He met his wife Maureen after he had moved to Lethbridge, AB, and they soon married in 1963. They had 3 children together, Lana, Sheldon (Amanda) and Jenny. Jack had 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and each one of them adored him and considered him their hero. He had a huge role in raising them and was a positive role model in their lives. Jack spent his life working various jobs before becoming an EMT in 1981. He then moved his family to the Piikani Nation in 1988 where he operated the Peigan District Ambulance Service, with his daughter Lana, for the next 23 years until he retired in 2011. He remained active in operations of the service. He was very well respected and well known on the Piikani Nation as being a kind man that has saved numerous lives and impacted a lot of people in a positive way. Jack was a very strong man who was firm and set in his ways yet he was humble and very kind. He had many friends and anyone that knew him could expect one of his jokes followed by his unforgettable laughter. Jack was very active and loved taking walks around his property with his pup Daisy, visiting with his friends over coffee at A&W and attending gun shows with his grandson Steven. Jack will forever be treasured by his wife Maureen of 53 years as well as his loving family. Whether you called Jack — Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Boompa or friend, Jack gave us so much to remember and he will never be forgotten. He was a great man and taught us so many things. We are eternally grateful to have been blessed with such an amazing man in our lives. We would like to thank the staff at Peter Lougheed Medical Center ICU for their compassionate care during grandpa’s stay at the hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to “A Better Chance Animal Rescue” (Box 1034, Pincher Creek, AB) 403-632-5292 or Nature Conservancy of Canada, 1-800-267-4088 or 613-562-3447. There will be no wake service. The funeral service for the late Jack Stewart will be held on Saturday, October 15 @ 1pm at the Piikani Community Hall on the Peigan Reserve. Jack’s wishes are to be cremated so there will be no burial service. Meal to follow.

Marlene Roelofs

1941 – 2016

Mrs. Marlene Roelofs of Lethbridge passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre at the age of 75 years. Marlene is survived by her son Michael (Angie) Roelofs and their daughters Nicolletta, and Marcella. She was born in Del Bonita on March 15, 1941 to Marshall & Mary Baker. She resided in Lethbridge, living both at the Extendicare Care & St. Michael’s Facility for the past 29 years. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 724 13th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1.

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Miyuki Matsumoto

1931 – 2016

Ms. Miyuki Matsumoto of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 85 years. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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Paul Fitzner

1935 – 2016

Paul Fitzner of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Margaret Fitzner, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2016, at the age of 81 years. Paul, the oldest son of Reinhard and Lydia Fitzner, was born on May 2, 1935 in the German colony of Wolhynien. In 1939 the family was transferred from Wolhynien to Warthegau, where they lived until 1945. Due to the war the family fled to West Germany and eventually settled in Hassbergen, Kreis Nienburg-Weser in 1947. Paul apprenticed as a Machinist and Welder from January 29, 1952 through March 31, 1955, at Heinrich Böse Machine & Welding Shop in Wietzen, Kreis Nienburg-Weser. In 1955 Paul and his family immigrated to Canada, and arrived in Readymade, Alberta on April 17. After several years of farm work, Paul began his career in the automotive industry at Motor Car Supply in 1958. He purchased East End Welding with a partner in 1966, and subsequently expanded the company by starting Custom Engine later that year. Paul took great pride in this business and worked tirelessly to ensure its growth and success over the years. Paul loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his family skiing, hiking, and fishing. He was well known for meticulously maintaining his workplace, vehicles, and yard. Paul greatly enjoyed family gatherings and always made sure everyone was taken care of at mealtime. Besides his loving wife Margaret of 56 years, Paul is survived by his four children; Karen Winget, Edward (Nicole) Fitzner, Carolyn (Lawrence) Schinkel, and Elizabeth (Stuart) Hedingham. He is lovingly remembered by his cherished granddaughters Kristi Winget, Cassandra Schinkel, Ashley Schinkel, and Olivia Hedingham. He is also survived by his siblings Arnold Fitzner, Reinhold Fitzner, and Traude Robertson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Paul was predeceased by his parents Reinhard and Lydia Fitzner, siblings Heidi Van Tol, Frieda Fitzner, Hilde Fitzner, Robert Fitzner, and Adolf Fitzner, brother in laws Jim Senger, Walter Kampen, and Keith Robertson, and son in law Mike Winget. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday October 17, 2016, at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Bruce Martin officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Cornie Loewen
1926 – 2016
Cornelius Peter Loewen, beloved husband of Frances Loewen, passed away in Taber on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the age of 89 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 16, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Frances, his loving wife of sixty two years, he is survived by their children Sheryl (Anthony) Duncan of Airdrie and their family Breanne Duncan and Andrea (Justin) Reimer; Gordon (Phyllis) Loewen of Vauxhall and their family Courtney Loewen, Bryan Loewen, Nicole (Nathan Pauls and Taralynn (Jeramy) Block; Charlene (Colin) Musgrove of Brooks and their family Melissa (Travis) Lutes, Devon Musgrove and Lindsey Musgrove. He is also survived by great grandchildren Kaden and Morgan Pauls and Hunter and Cheyenne Lutes; sister Sue Coles, sisters-in-law Burnita Loewen, Agnes Loewen and Betty Loewen; foster daughter Janie Monaghan and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Marie Loewen, numerous siblings and in-laws and by foster daughter Marie Valgardson.
Cornie was born October 29, 1926 in Didsbury. As a child, he moved to Rosemary. He worked in the Duchess area before moving to Calgary. He married Frances Husty on January 15, 1954. He worked as a bus driver for Calgary Transit before moving to Vauxhall in 1970. Cornie owned Loewen’s Foods and the Vauxhall Trading Company in Vauxhall. Later driving truck and working at the Bow River Irrigation District. He was very active in the community, especially with the Lions Club and enjoyed camping and travelling. He treasured his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 2001 health issues slowed him down but he was still active in the Senior’s Centre and the Parkview United Church.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Cornie’s name may be made directly to either the Vauxhall Lions Club, P.O. Box 729 Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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