October 29th, 2020

FRIDAY, November 4, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 4, 2016.

MARJORIE MARKS

1928 – October 20, 2016

Marjorie Marks, beloved wife of the late Art Marks, passed away on October 20, 2016 at Swan Valley Lodge in Creston, BC.

Marj was born in 1928 in Vulcan, AB. After attending school at Milo, she went to work at the Vulcan hospital as an assistant cook and dishwasher. As well as helping Art on the family farm at Armada, she worked at the Armada General Store and sold Alberta Hail Insurance. She was a talented painter and avid gardener. In the winter you could find her curling, and in the summer Art and Marj ran their horses on the racing circuit in Lethbridge, Regina, Saskatoon and Great Falls, Montana. In 1973 they moved to Coalhurst and in 1991Marj moved to Creston.

Marj was predeceased by her parents Mabel and Earland Anderson; sister Marion Miller; parents-in- law Thomas and Annie Marks; Wendy Marks; son-in-law Peter Morley; brothers -in-law Henry Lindstedt, Joe Thomson, Bill (Hazel), Jack, and Fred (Dene) Marks; sisters-in-law Doris (Bob) Vaile and Phyllis (Allan) Beaumont.

She is survived by her daughters Myrna (John) Orsten of Lipton, SK, and Pat Morley (Jerry) of Peachland, BC; son Douglas (Mary) Marks of Milo, AB; grandchildren Marlaine Calhoun (Rodger), Trevor Orsten, Amberly (Paul) Vaughan, Kyle (Monica) Marks, Kelsey (Jeremy) Pletz, Kari (Steven) Habraken, Shaun (Melanie) Marks and fifteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Bernice Thomson and Earlene Lindstedt; brothers Charles (Ruth) and Wally Anderson; and brother-in-law Stan (Grace) Marks.

Arrangements by G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel. It was Marj’s wish that there be no funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


Anna Mandel

1928 – 2016

Mrs. Anna J. Mandel of Milford Colony, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jacob Mandel, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre at the age of 88 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Milford Colony.

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Cherie-Lynn Bosma

1980 – 2016

Ms. Cherie-Lynn Marie Bosma of Lethbridge, beloved Mother of Dominic, Astrid and Emma, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 36 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family graveside will take place at a later date in Medicine Hat.

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DEMERS

PATRICIA ROSALEEN DEMERS, beloved wife of Don Demers, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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DIETZEN

KATHERINE DIETZEN of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

Email condolences may be sent to http://www.generationsfh.ca


Eva Wilson

1932 – 2016

Mrs. Eva Wilson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robert “Bob” Wilson, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 84 years. Eva was born in Athabasca, Alberta in 1932. She moved to Lethbridge in 1949. She worked for Broder’s Cannery until she married in 1952. She then became a Homemaker and stay at home mother. Her hobbies were sewing, knitting, crocheting and embroidery work. She was a great listener and even her daughter’s friends went to her to talk and get advice. Eva is survived by her daughters Kathy McNicol and Susan (Loren) Enzie; and her son by choice Ian McNicol (Frank Pictras); grandchildren Darryl (Meribeth) McNicol, Donald McNicol, and Edward (Megan) McNicol, and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Laura (Frank) Johnson; sister-in-laws Doreen Potvin, Mary Potvin, Janet Johnson; brother-in-laws George (Barbara) Wilson and William (Rose) Johnson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Robert “Bob” Wilson, Eva was predeceased by her parents Romeo and Millie Potvin; brothers Robert Potvin, Arthur Potvin; sister-in-law Lillian Allen; brother-in-law Ron Johnson; son-in-law Douglass McNicol. A Private Family Graveside will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery.

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FRITZ

LYNDA FRITZ, beloved wife of Darryl Fritz, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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HAIRY BULL

NATASHA LEE HAIRY BULL passed away in Lethbridge on October 29, 2016 at the age of 32 years. She is survived by her daughters, Leshaye and Syenne; father Gordon Black Face. Predeceased by her mother Bertha Hairy Bull.

The Wake Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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HENKER, Terence Willard

Sept. 12, 1938 – Oct.24, 2016

Terry Henker of Claresholm passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016. Terry is lovingly remembered by his family; wife, Carol of 43 years; 3 children; 6 grandchildren; and 1 brother. At Terry’s request, no Funeral Service will be held. Those wishing to make a donation in Terry’s memory may do so to Claresholm & District Transportation Society, PO Box 2076, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca

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KOOPMANS

ANDY KOOPMANS, beloved husband of Barbara Koopmans, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Dick DeWeert officiating.

Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery – 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. at 1:30 P.M., all are welcome to attend.

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KURUTZ

JOHN KURUTZ of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mable Kurutz, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at the age of 89 years, knowing he was loved.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Gary Sedgwick officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held Mountain View Cemetery.

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Leo Cote

1926 – 2016

Leo Joseph Cote of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Velma, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Leo was born on March 8, 1926 in Shaunavon, Sask. to Zephrin and Louisa (Roy) Cote. He attended the local country school until grade six. Leo developed his hardworking spirit at a young age with his first job lighting the fire at school in the morning. At age 14, he worked as a lumberjack in Kapuskasing, Ont. and as a logger in BC. In 1947 he met the love of his life Velma Hack and they married on August 13, 1949. Leo was a devoted and loving husband of 67 years to Velma and dedicated father to their 6 children. He was a good carpenter, building 3 homes for his family. A great outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Leo worked for the CPR as a fireman on the steam locomotives, then for Hamilton Floors and Bird Lumber. He received his power engineers ticket, working in Fort Macleod and Taber. He concluded his career after 23 1/2 years at St. Michaels Hospital tending the boilers. In his later years before retiring, he resumed his love of wood carving. An extremely talented craftsman he continued to carve award winning wild animals, carousel horses, and relief carvings. He started making native drums even after his eyesight started to fail. He then created songs depicting his life experiences. Leo will be greatly missed by his loving wife Velma, 4 sons Don (Linda), Ken (Rita), Richard (deceased) (Bonnie), David, 2 daughters Karen (Ed) Sykes, and Linda. He is very proud of his 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Leo was predeceased by his parents Zephrin and Louisa, brother Romeo, sisters Yvonne, Theresa, Annette and son Richard. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Private Family Internment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CNIB (100, 410 Stafford Dr. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2) will be greatly appreciated in memory of Leo.

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LITCHFIELD

VELMA AGNES LITCHFIELD, passed away in Raymond on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 85 years, beloved wife of Gerald Litchfield. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, 221 North, 400 West, Raymond, with Bishop Wallace Tollestrup officiating. Friends may meet the family on Friday, November 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

Email condolences may be sent to http://www.generationsfh.ca


 

ERWIN E. RAASCH

Born April 30, 1939 in Arnswalde, Ostbrandenburg, Germany.

Passed away October 31, 2016 in Magrath, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North, 2nd Street West, Magrath, AB on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 AT 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Erwin may be made to the Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum, Box 768, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0, or to Good Samaritans Garden Vista, Box 550, Magrath, AB, or to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19th St. South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5

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SALOMONS

1946-2016

Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in

affliction, faithful in prayer.”

The Lord in His wisdom called home His child OTTO SALOMONS, husband of Barbara Salomons, of Lethbridge, on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 70 years of age. He passed away suddenly surrounded by family and friends at the Foothills Medical Centre.

Otto is survived by his daughter Natalie and Jake van Schothorst and their children Chelsea van Schothorst and Kendall and Colin Feenstra, his son Shane and Kerry Salomons and their children Jesse and Chase, and 8 sisters and 5 brothers. He was predeceased by his parents and his older brother Larry.

Otto was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He cared deeply about family and never hesitated to help anyone in need. Anything he did was out of love for people and his Lord.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE – Highway #4, just East of the 43rd Street Intersection, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dave Acree officiating. There will be a light lunch to follow. A Private Graveside Service will be held prior to the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rehoboth Christian Ministries Coaldale – Box 1312 Coaldale, T1M 1N1.

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SIMMONS

JOAN GAIL SIMMONS, beloved wife of Dave Simmons, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.

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SZELAGOWSKI

JOHN “JAN” SZELAGOWSKI passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

John was the loving father of Janet (Tyler) Cook and Barbara (Peter) Ziegler; grandfather of Jennifer (Michael) Brunelle, Cheryl (Charles) Smith, Ryan Cook, Kimberly (Ross) Ziegler-Morley and Stephanie Ziegler; three great grandchildren: Kayla, Alyssa Brunelle and Alex Smith.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Joanne “Jasia”; his parents, Stanislaw and Marianna Szelagowski; his siblings Stefania, Kazimierz and Janina.

John was born in Kowalewo, Gniezno, Poland on November 8, 1924. He was the eldest of four children and was raised in the city of Bydgoszcz. He served with the Polish army in Britain from 1941 -1947 and saw action in the war zones of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany as a Tank Commander. He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. John was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion and in 2015 received recognition from the Polish Combatants’ Association.

John immigrated to Canada and landed at Pier 21 in Halifax, NS on June 11th, 1947. He was sent to Saskatchewan and worked as a farm labourer. In 1948, he went to work at Henry’s Bakery in Maple Creek, Sask. In 1949, he moved to Lethbridge and worked for McGavin’s Bakery as a cake mixer and later worked at the bakery in the Dominion Store. 1962 saw him switch careers and work as a power plant engineer at St. Michael’s Hospital. He obtained his third class certificate in 1965 from S.A.I.T. and in 1970 he became chief engineer until his retirement in 1989.

It was when John moved to Lethbridge that he met the love of his life, Joanne Bender and they were married in St Patrick’s Church on September 2, 1950. John was well known to family and friends for his generous nature and willingness to give a helping hand. His skills in multiple trades served him well whenever called upon to build or repair whatever came his way.

John was a wonderful husband and family man. He provided for his family both here and in Poland. He enjoyed baking, especially his famous “tortes” which became a must for special family occasions. His many interests included: travelling, gardening, bowling, fishing, socializing with friends and long strolls with Joanne.

In later years John was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Though his memory was failing he couldn’t forget his precious Joanne and never stopped asking for her.

John’s kindness and generosity will always be remembered by both family and friends.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of John, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada – 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 4K1.

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THOMPSON

JOHN MCKENZIE THOMPSON, brother, cousin, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2016. Born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924 he lived most of his life in Spring Coulee, Alberta on the family farm that was homesteaded in 1902 by his grandfather, Rezin Thompson. He attended Magrath High School where he met, but did not yet date, his future wife of 67 years, LeVaun Matkin. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in World War II, serving in the 99th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service. Upon demobilization in 1947, he returned to Spring Coulee and began to court LeVaun. They were married on Oct 5, 1949 in her parents’ home in Magrath. For many years he farmed the Thompson homestead where he and LeVaun raised three children, Christine Ruth, Duncan Charles and Mary Ellen. Johnny believed in serving others and worked on the Cardston District School Board before serving for three terms as MLA for Cardston Constituency under Premier Peter Lougheed from 1975 until 1986. He was a very approachable person, who formed many longstanding friendships but was also a great judge of character. He enjoyed gathering with friends, playing pinochle and golf. His greatest joys were his family and his Thompson heritage with its ties to the land. He was a hero and a patriot to both the U.S.A. and Canada. In accordance with Johnny’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. He will be interred in the Spring Coulee Cemetery on Saturday, November 5th with only immediate family in attendance. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to a veterans organization such as the Royal Canadian Legion or The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. in the United States.At the request of the family please refrain from paying condolence visits to LeVaun. Thank you for your kind understanding in this regard.

Email condolences may be sent to http://www.generationsfh.ca


WICKENHEISER

VERONICA WICKENHEISER (DEIS) passed away in Cardston on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the age of 96 years.

Veronica was born on June 12th, 1920. She had 8 brothers and 5 sisters, all deceased. She married Joseph Wickenheiser on September 5th, 1945. She is survived by her son Tim (Jean Vare); 3 grandchildren; Terra (Mike) Amen, their children Shaylynn and Ty; Kirk (Lauren Cornell) and their children Brenna and Jared; and Kim Wickenheiser

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, November 6th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Cardston, Alberta on Monday, November 7th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.with Father Angelo D’Costa Officiating. Interment in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

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