October 24th, 2020

MONDAY, October 24, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 24, 2016.

Leo Cote

1926 – 2016

Mr. Leo Cote of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Velma Cote, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Care Centre in Calgary on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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English

Joey-Tiiah Patricia English was blessed to Stephanie English and Leroy Moses on January 19, 1991 and went on her next journey and was greeted by her little sister Alison Emma English-Moses on June 8, 2016 in Calgary, Ab.

Joey was a beautiful Blackfoot woman from the Piikani Nation and enjoyed being a social butterfly. She especially enjoyed visiting, laughing, joking and creating memories with family and friends. Joey’s love and friendship extended that if you were cold, she would give you her jacket, as Joey had great compassion for people. Her love for her children was bigger than her heart as they where pride and happiness.

Joey’s untimely passing has left a void in many hearts including her children Kayson, Kashlyn, and Kali-Sunshine. Mother Stephanie English and father Leroy Moses. Brothers: Benjamin & Leroy (JR) Moses. Maternal Grandparents; Patricia English & Joe Moyah & Paternal Grandparents: Barbra Stamp. Great grandmother: Louise English. Uncles: Rick (Lorilae) English, Lil Jo Moyah, Alberta & Steven Whitstone, Finlay, Gabe, Leon, Gerald and Ronald Moses, Darrell, Marvin (Corrine) & Ben (Bambi) Smith. Aunts: Jo, Nicole, Sabrina Moyah, Joan, Stephanie, Betty-Ann Moses & Andrea, Nina & Jackie Stamp, Sylvia (Cam) Yellow Face, Omarla (Darren) Cooke & Barb Smith. Nieces: Alexiia Ray, Ella & Nephews; Eden, Cowboy & Thunder Boy. Special cousins: Fifi English, Simone Smith. Extended families including: English, Moses, Moyah and much more. The family apologies for any names missed.

Joey was predeceased by her baby sister Alison English-Moses, Great grand-fathers Omer & Julius English & Thomas Moyah and Grandfather Benjamin Moses; Uncles: Charles & George English, Stanley Parenteau, Joey Whitstone; Aunts: Faye English; Cousins: Tyler, Juliann, Clarissa, Dakota, Luella and Mike English & Rayton Cardinal, Lorne & Lena Plashka, Sophie Giant, Josephine, Julian and Antoinette Moses.

Family, friends and supporters of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women are welcome to partake in the Celebration of Joey English with the Wake Service: October 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the residence of Ms. Louise English (North on range road 272 off Hwy #3, Piikani Nation). In respect to the family’s wishes, please, no children at the wake. Funeral Service will be held October 25 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul’s Church, Piikani Nation. Burial to take place at the Brocket Cemetery. Feast to follow at the Piikani Community Hall.


Olga Jarczak

1921 – 2016

Mrs. Olga Jarczak of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at SS. PETER AND PAUL GREEK CATHOLIC PARISH,639 12 B Street North, Lethbridge AB, on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Gary Sedgewick, celebrating.

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SACHIKO KISHIMOTO

1918 – 2016

SACHIKO KISHIMOTO passed away on October 18, 2016 peacefully in her sleep at her residence in St.Therese Villa after a long battle with dementia, in her 97th year.

She was predeceased by her father Keizo Sameshima (1976) and her mother Wai Sameshima (1986). She was married to Eiji Kishimoto in 1940 who predeceased her in 1974. Nineteen years later she married Tucker Hironaka who passed away in 2014. She was also predeceased by her brother Iwami Sameshima (Daisy) in 2000.

She is survived by her two children Bob Kishimoto (Elaine) and Louise Maurik (Cory) and stepdaughter Gaye Hironaka.

She has four grandchildren Keith Maurik (Ann-Louise), Dare Maurik (Erin), Jaime Kishimoto (Lloyd) and Jody Kishimoto; and three great grandchildren Gage Schiltroph, Parker Schiltroph, and Sachiko Edwards.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH ,821 – 9th Ave. N., Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of koden, we ask that if you wish to donate, please do so to the charity of your choice in Sachiko’s name.


Ryan Konynenbelt

1986 – 2016

Ryan Konynenbelt of Cochrane, formerly of Lethbridge, beloved son of Connie Elliott and Marlin (Darlene) Konynenbelt, father to Royce Konynenbelt/Soenen, and brother to Shaw Elliott, passed away at the age of 30 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Sylvia Maynard

1923 – 2016

Ms. Sylvia Maynard of Lethbridge, passed away at the Legacy Lodge Care Centre on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Desmond Scott

1970 – 2016

Mr. Desmond Scott of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Nadine Scott and amazing father to Jada Scott, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 46 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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SMITH

MRS. MARY SMITH (NÉE BABICK) passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the age of 95 years. Mary is pre-deceased by her parents Kálmán and Maria Babick, sister Irene Babick, brothers John Babick and Carl Babick and husband Richard J. Smith. Mary is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law: Richard A. Smith (wife Denise Smith), of Houston, TX, Allan Smith of Lethbridge, AB, and Bradley Smith (wife Susan Smith) of Courtenay, BC. As an ever loving, caring and doting grandmother, she will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Mackenzie, Kesley, Carter, Austin, Morgan, Katarina, and Matthias Smith.

Mary was born in Árpás, Hungary on February 17, 1921 and immigrated to Canada with her sister and brothers in 1930 to reunite with their father in Hardieville. Mary grew up in Hardieville quickly becoming the primary caregiver for her family in light of her older sister’s passing shortly after arriving in Canada. Caring for and loving her immediate family, nieces, nephews, and friends was the greatest focus and joy throughout her entire life working tirelessly to support and meet their needs.

Mary participated and successfully excelled in several competitive sports including softball, bowling, curling, and down-hill skiing. She enjoyed working as a manager at Woolworths where she was highly respected by her work colleagues and senior manager. Mary met Richard J. Smith (who immigrated from England) and they were married in 1958 in Lethbridge. Mary lived her entire life in Lethbridge where she raised her three sons.

Mary was very active in the catholic church initially at St. Patrick’s and then at St. Basil’s once it was built in north Lethbridge. She devoted countless hours as a member and volunteer with the Catholic Women’s League (C.W.L.). As of her passing, she was the oldest contributing member with 65 1/2 years of service.

Mary lived her life fully, with courage and determination. She was completely selfless in all of her actions and always gave unconditional love and support. She lived for her family and leaves a legacy of making a difference in so many lives. Her spiritual beliefs created a life of caring, giving, and teaching. She will be sadly missed by those who had the benefit to have known her.

The family would like to thank the Good Samaritans Society Park Meadows Village and Dr. Jansen and the Heart Function Clinic for their valued support and care of Mary.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Basil’s C.W.L., c/o All Saints Parish Office, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


John Kutanzi
1929 – 2016
Johann Kutanzi, beloved husband of the late Katharina “Kathy” Kutanzi, was called home on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 87 years.
John is survived by his children John (Bev) Kutanzi of Taber, Steve (Tona) Kutanzi of Lethbridge, Nick (Brenda) Kutanzi of Taber, Joe (Wendy) Kutanzi of Grassy Lake and Michael (Johanna) Kutanzi of Taber. He is also survived by his grandchildren Ryan (Delon) Kutanzi, Scott Kutanzi, Tandy (Kris) Jones, Jarrett (Alana) Kutanzi, Renae (Nickolaus) Beliveau, Jayden (Maegen) Kutanzi, Breanne (Kevin) King, Ethan Kutanzi, Shila (Scott) Sowell, Trisha (Shand) Watson, Heather Kutanzi (Matt), Kristy Kutanzi (Igor Koturbash), Cheryl Kutanzi (Chris), Curtis Kutanzi (Maddison), Matthew and Katelyn Kutanzi as well as twenty seven great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Katherina, parents Stephan and Elizabeth Kutanzi, in-laws Nicholas and Katherina Saler as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
John was born May 5, 1929 in Slatnik, Yugoslavia to Stephan and Elizabeth Kutanzi. On September 15, 1951 he married Katherina Saler. They immigrated to Canada in 1953, settling in Cranford where he farmed for twenty eight years. In 1981, they moved to Grassy Lake where  he farmed until retiring in 1990.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778


John Van Der Wielen
1949 – 2016
Johannes Henricus Van Der Wielen, passed away in Hays on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the age of 67 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Bill Ferguson
1945 – 2016
William James Ferguson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the age of 71 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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