October 28th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 16, 2016.

Anne Hagen

1923 – 2016

Mrs. Anne Hagen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Marvin Hagen, passed away at the Lethbridge Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 93 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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DAVID LAWRENCE HARDY June 1, 1950 — November 13, 2016

With gratitude for his life, we announce the passing of DAVID LAWRENCE HARDY on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at age 66 years. David devoted himself to his faith, his family, and his fellow men. Born June 1, 1950 to Lyman and Mildred Hardy, David grew up in Stirling, Alberta where he excelled in athletics and academics and graduated as valedictorian of his high school class. Following graduation, he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in eastern Canada. He married his eternal sweetheart, Rita Navratil, on August 25, 1971 in the Cardston Alberta Temple and, with her, raised thirteen children. He earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge and taught at Stirling School before dedicating his professional life to entrepreneurship and innovation. David created multiple businesses. His work in animal nutrition taught him principles he later applied to human nutrition for the optimization of mental health. He strove tirelessly, passionately, and internationally to promote both the research and the clinical use of nutrient supplementation. David was motivated in his work and in his relationships by compassion, generosity, and truth. His colleagues from many countries mourn his passing. Charles W. Popper, M.D., of Harvard Medical School wrote, “David Hardy’s foresight and vision for the future of health care was critical in establishing the beginnings of a new movement in medical treatment, health promotion, and wellness. He was a visionary thinker who was also a careful observer of detail, a thoughtful synthesizer of disparate lines of research, and a courageous leader who helped force open the way for the medical community to think beyond its dogmas into a new world of possibilities. As we mark his passing, we know that he will not be here to see the fruition of his ideas, but he laid enough groundwork that we can know now that his ideas will ultimately prevail and profoundly alter the direction of medicine and the quality of human life.” In honor of David’s contribution to the field of mental health research, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Nutrition and Mental Health Fund of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. Online donations can be made by Americans at MentalHealthExcellence.org, and by Canadians at CalgaryFoundation.org. In both cases, please select the Nutrition and Mental Health Fund for the donation and indicate it is in memory of David Hardy. Canadians should also ask that the donor advisor (Dr. Bonnie Kaplan) be notified. David valued his family and his faith in Jesus Christ above all else, and he dedicated his life to serving them. He is survived by his devoted wife, Rita; by his thirteen children and their spouses: Jeff (Kim) Hardy, Cara (Cory) Rasmussen, Camilla (Alan) Harrison, Cherilea (Aaron) Pace, Jared (Sheralee) Hardy, Landon (Brenna) Hardy, Emily (Michael) Shatzer, Kayleen (Kendon) Evanson, Lowyn (Heather) Hardy, Dallin (Heather) Hardy, Janae (Dustin) Purnell, Shelyse (KC) Erb, and Joseph Hardy; sixty-five grandchildren; and his six siblings: Clark (Deanna) Hardy, Reid (Edith) Hardy, Elaine (Alan) Fletcher, Max (Marilyn — deceased) Hardy, Janice (John) Ellingson, and Barbara (Brent) Kovac. He was predeceased by his parents, Lyman and Mildred Hardy, his son-in-law George McFadzean, and his grandson Lyman Hardy. Words of John from the Bible best convey David’s deepest feelings: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Friends are invited to meet the family on Saturday morning, November 19 from 9:45 until 10:45 at the RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2 North – 200 West, Raymond, Alberta. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with interment at the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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Stanley “Stan” Forczek

1927- 2016

Mr. Stanley “Stan” Forczek of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sylvia Forczek, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 89 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, November 18, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating. Interment to follow at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY.

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Gaye Sleightholm

1956 – 2016

Mrs. Gaye Sleightholm of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Jack Sleightholm, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 60 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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HAGEL, Delorey Denise

(nee Pocza)

October 9, 1957

– Lethbridge, Alberta

November 13, 2016

– Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce the passing of Delorey Hagel (nee Pocza) wife of Bill Hagel of 21 years in Calgary at the young age of 59 years.

Delorey was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Agnes and Steve Pocza on October 9, 1957. She was the third child and only daughter along with three brothers. Delorey graduated from L.C.I and subsequently Lethbridge College where she went on to work at Revenue Canada as an Appeals Officer until she retired in 2000.

Delorey married Bill Hagel on July 6, 1995 and raised two sons, Jevan and Ryan in their family home in Calgary. Family was everything to Delorey and she had a special bond with her father Steve (who passed away in 2002), mother Agnes, and brothers Terry, Rod, and Harvie Pocza. Her love for her husband, children, family and friends and anything fun was immeasurable. Her infectious, warm and caring personality attracted a large circle of loyal lifelong friends.

Golf, fitness, and being a mom and partner were her passions. The family cabin in BC and the sunshine and beauty of Maui were Delorey’s favourite getaways with loved ones.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the staff on Unit 47 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. A very special thank you to Audra, Russ, Doreen, Tanya, Berta, and Trish who unselfishly and endlessly gave of themselves.


HEALY

JORDAN HEALY passed away in Lethbridge on November 9th, 2016 at the age of 70 years. He was born to the late Arthur Sr. And Betty Healy.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Susan (Franklin) Panther Bone, Clay (Estelle), Michelle (Justin), Sonya; grandchildren: Darien, Jaden, Madison, Nicole, Haven Astraijah, Sophia, Scarlett, Avery; siblings: Del (Diane), Patsy, Bella (Bert) Mistaken Chief, Sheila, Fern, Lila (Richard) Heavy Head, Jessalyn (Armand) Page, Robert (Christine), Heather (Norbert) Black Water, Rita Tall Man, Gilbert Healy; adopted children: Braden and Angie Eagle Bear, Brendon Many Shots; adopted siblings – Blair Orr, Trevor Panzack, Ferrin Leavitt, Daria Duffy; sister-in-law Clara Healy; numerous nieces and nephews.

The Wake Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, November 16th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Agency Community Hall on Thursday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the One Spot Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


JAMES

MR. ROBERT RALPH JAMES (Uncle Bob), passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Good Samaritans Park Meadows, Lethbridge. He was born on March 2, 1930. He was predeceased by his father Harold Collier James, mother Catherine Ehlert, brother Kenneth James, sisters Sybil Williamson and Gerry Phillips. He is survived by a sister-in-law Bonnie James and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert retired from the research station in 1991 after more than 35 years! His favorite things in life were the outdoors, hunting on the Milk River Ridge, fishing, photography and his black lab dogs. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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John Koskewich

1951 – 2016

John A. Koskewich of Waterton Park passed away suddenly on November 10, 2016 at the age of 65 years. He was born and raised on the family farm in Del Bonita. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1973. He had 2 daughters he adored and then moved back to the family farm in 1983, He finally achieved his dream of living in Waterton in 2003. He was fond of telling people that he had traveled all over the world and ALWAYS came back to Waterton, God’s country. John A. is survived by his Father Alex and 2 daughters Alexa Cheri & Kathryn Roberta; his grandchildren Joshua Bram Koskewich, Alyssa Cheyenne Florence, Roelie Dannan Mari; his younger brother Darrel and his family. As well as his large extended family and friends. John was predeceased by his Mother Florence and his Grandparents. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, November 18, 2016 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY in Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will follow at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. His daughter is planning a plaque dedication in Waterton Park; details will be announced next spring. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish to honour his memory are asked to make somebody smile. John always believed everyone should laugh and smile more.

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Ronald “Ron” Legge

1930 – 2016

Ronald Horace Legge of Coaldale passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 11, 2016. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service at 10:30am on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS COALDALE, 2216- 21st “A” Ave, Coaldale, Alberta. A private family inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses at St Michael’s Palliative Care, Dr. Hawes & Dr. Shukoor for taking such good care of our dad.

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MILNE

THELMA MILNE passed away in Cardston on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 87 years, beloved wife of John Milne.

The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta East Stake Center, on Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Friends may meet the family from 1:00-1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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PLAUSTEINER

CHRISTINE ELIZABETH PLAUSTEINER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14th, 2016 at the age of 36 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Those that wish may come and pay their respects prior to the service between 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Cremation to follow Celebration of Life.

In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Maria Sipiora

1925 – 2016

Mrs. Maria Sipiora (Krawczyk), beloved wife of the late Stanislaw Sipiora, passed away at Blue Sky Lodge in Lethbridge on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Maria is survived by her daughter Barbara (Stan) Mozgala and three grandchildren Margaret (Keith), Elizabeth (Jesse) and Viktoria, and one great-grandchild Declan. Maria was born March 25, 1925 in Lany near Krzemieniec, Eastern Poland and moved with her parents, two brothers and two sisters. She was deported to Syberia for hard labour, after World War II she was back to Poland and started her own family. In 1990, Maria came to Canada and started a new life where she was very happy and her passion included gardening and flowers.Maria will be dearly missed by her family and her friends. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, November 18, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St., Lethbridge, AB, led by Father Lucas Drapal. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Father Lucas Drapal, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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SZNERCH

MICHAEL SZNERCH, beloved husband of Irene Sznerch, of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday November 6, 2016 at the age of 95 years.

Besides his loving wife Irene, Michael is survived by his son, Kaz (Betty) Sznerch and his daughter, Grazyna (Chris) Kolodziej, his grandchildren, Jeff (Cindy) Sznerch, Michelle (Justin) Dormer, Shannon (Jorn) Lawson, Darren (Christina) Sznerch, Andrea (Michael) Salmon, Ryan Kolodziej, and 9 great grandchildren.

Michael was born in Tomaszow, Lubelski, Poland on July 5, 1921 to Henry and Rozalia. He was the youngest of seven children and was predeceased by his parents and siblings.

At the age of eighteen, he enlisted in the Polish army and was trained as a Medic. He was sent to the front line and while under fire treated and moved wounded soldiers out of the war zone. Later, he was a nursing supervisor at a military hospital and assisted doctors during surgery.

Michael met mom at a birthday party in Krakow, Poland and after corresponding through mail, they were married on November 24 1946. In 1961 they immigrated to Canada with their two children. After working in construction and other jobs, he studied and passed his exam to become a nurse’s assistant. He was employed by St. Michael s Hospital for twenty-one years.

Michael belonged to Canadian Polish Association and the Knights of Columbus. He loved gardening, grafting fruit trees, raising pigeons and playing the violin. As a young boy he made his own violin and taught himself how to play. He loved having the family over for dinner and would help mom make perogies and cabbage rolls. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“Dziadzius” _thank you for your love and generosity, strong work ethic, your sense of humour and ability to make us laugh, and your unwavering faith in God and your fierce determination to live.

A Prayer Service will be held at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 433 Stubb Ross Road South Lethbridge (entrance to the airport), on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., with Len and Sandy Whyte officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Friday, November 18th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Lukas Drapal as Celebrant. A private family interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Box 2211, Lethbridge, Ab T1J 4K7.

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WARD

RACHEL MURIEL WARD, of Lethbridge, beloved companion of the late Alex Pahara, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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WRIGHT

AUSTIN RAY WRIGHT, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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