October 23rd, 2020

SATURDAY, November 5, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 7, 2016.

Randall Baines
1952 – 2016
Randall Martin Baines, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the age of 64 years.
A private burial service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, November 19, 2016. To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, please visit http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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.

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


PATRICIA (PAT) DEMERS

(MATLOCK)

Pat Demers fought a brave battle with cancer, surpassing all timelines her doctors suggested, but she succumbed in her sleep, peacefully, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge, at the age of 70.

Pat is predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Margaret Matlock, of Lethbridge, AB.

She leaves behind her loving, faithful husband of 49 years, Donat Demers, three daughters, Lisa (Richard) Brodowski of Maple Ridge, BC; Jennifer (Roldo) Eliason of Lethbridge, AB and Erin (Steve) Hyatt of Frankfurt, Germany.

‘Gramma Pat’ will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: James Demers, Stephanie and Ryan Brodowski; Brendon, Laura, Mariah and Hannah Eliason and Rowan Hyatt, and one great-grandchild, Nevaeh Eliason not to mention another one on the way in the Spring, whom we’re sure she will meet before we ever do.

She was a gem of a sister to her two brothers; John (Corrine) Matlock of Libby, Montana and Tim Matlock (Linda Jensen) of Red Deer, AB. She also leaves behind several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She touched more lives that we will ever really know, especially in her various roles with the Health Care system in Lethbridge.

Her love of life and people made an indelible impression on the lives of all those who knew her. There was always room for one more at the dinner table, and in her heart. Pat was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable woman who loved her family. She will forever be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jack Haberman for his excellent care and friendship over the years as well as Dr. Shukkoor and the nurses and staff at Edith Cavell for their care.

In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to your favorite charitable organization.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., with Francis & Cybele Noronha officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Roque Pereira as Celebrant.

A private interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FRITZ

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

Besides her loving husband Darryl, Dianne is survived by her children: Chris (Alberta) Lippa and their children Dawson and Mikayla and Lynda Lippa and her children Robert and Talyssa Lippa (Quinton Tait).

At Dianne’s request no formal Funeral Service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOBBS

E. HARCOURT HOBBS, beloved husband of Eileen, of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Lunch will follow.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Esther Hofer

1959 – 2016

It is with great sadness that Mrs. Esther Hofer, beloved wife and mother, grandmother, passed away peacefully with our Lord and Savior. Her family and friends were by her side on November 3, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. She passed at the age of 57 years, due to complications of the lungs. Many thanks for all the prayers, phone calls, cards, gifts, and many visits. Thanks everyone for all your wonderful support. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at EAST RAYMOND COLONY.

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


JORGENSEN

KEITH ERWIN JORGENSEN, beloved husband of Beverley (Brandley) Jorgensen, of Coaldale passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 3, 2016 at the age of 70 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. http://www.salmonandsons.ca


KATHERINE DIETZEN 1926 – 2016

KATHERINE DIETZEN passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Mom is lovingly remembered by her son and six daughters: Harold (Lorraine) Moodie, Sheila Marek, Darlene (Bill) Aldous, Kathy (Bill) Conners, Colleen (John) Bains, Gail Roth, and Gwen Dietzen; 16 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Mom always thought of others before herself, but her children and grandchildren were always the most important part of her life. She was the glue that held us together. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 2606-16 Avenue South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. Due to family allergies to fragrances, please refrain from wearing any perfumes or scented toiletries to the funeral service. The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, especially Celeste, Adam and Jennifer. A special thank-you to Dr. Shukoor, Dr. Smutts, Danielle and Allison, and to Linda at Thriftway Drugstore.

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


KURUTZ

JOHN KURUTZ of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mable Kurutz, passed away suddenly at his residence in Garden View Lodge on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

John is survived by his daughter Loretta (Lawrence) Craddock, his two grandchildren, Tim (Dayna) Craddock and Kelly Jo Craddock (Bob White), one great-grandchild Crosby Craddock and his sister Marjorie Ferguson as well as numerous extended relatives.

Besides his loving wife Mable, John was predeceased by his parents John and Martha, sister Angeline, brothers-in-law Richard Ferguson, Eugene Chollak and sister-in-law Helen Evans.

John was born in Czechoslovakia, immigrating to Canada at the age of five. He farmed with his family near Eight-Mile Lake in the Sunnyside District until he began his 17-year career as Partsman at Cockshutt Farm Equipment. John married the love of his life, Mable Chollak in 1951 and they celebrated 65 wonderful years of marriage on June 3rd, 2016. His heart was broken with her passing 6 weeks later. John was a very talented woodworker, artist and loved playing his harmonica. Never having lost his love for farming, he always checked his rain gauges and the local crop conditions. John’s family meant everything to him; he delighted in every family gathering. He was truly loved by all of his family and will be sadly missed for his caring ways.

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 at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of John, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Deacon Frank Peta, officiating. A Private Family Graveside Service will take place.

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


Kim Mykytiw

1963-2016

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Brian Kimball Mykytiw in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the age of 53 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Barnwell Cemetery on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Kim is survived by his daughters Pamela Walser and McKenzie Walser both of Lethbridge; mother Aggie Mykytiw; step father Dean (Jolayne) Mykytiw; brothers Scott Mykytiw, Brandon (Sandra) Bullock, Murray (Chris) Mykytiw and sister Lisa Mykytiw (Andy Skelton). He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Kristen (Blake) Crawford, Rochell Bullock (Kade Scott), Zach Bullock, Chase Mykytiw, Alica Whalen-Mykytiw, Mitch Mykytiw and Jordyn Mykytiw.
He was predeceased by his father Bob Bullock in 1965.
Kim was born January 9, 1963 in Taber to Aggie and Bob Bullock.  He grew up in the Barnwell area with his three brothers and sisters, later moving to Lethbridge. While living in Lethbridge, Kim’s daughters Pamela and McKenzie were born. They were the light of his life and he was very proud of his daughters. Whether it was watching a hockey game together, trucking with McKenzie or sharing his favorite song “I want to know what love is” with Pamela, any time spent with “his girls” was precious to him.
Kim was very close to his mother and best friend Aggie Mykytiw.  Their many visits saw a lot of coffee drank and many stories told. An incredible hole has been left in our family, which can never be filled. Rest in peace Kim.


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

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

Send condolences at: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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