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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 28, 2016.

CAT FACE

VIVIAN ROSE CAT FACE passed away in Cardston on December 20, 2016 at the age of 42 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, December 29th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Friday, December 30th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer

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


GAGNON

LEO JOSEPH GAGNON, beloved companion of Deborah, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home, on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at the age of 66 years.

At Leo’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HENNIGAR

February 27, 1938

– December 22, 2016

SHIRLEY MARJORIE HENNIGAR, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She is lovingly remembered by her husband of sixty one years, Warren; son Michael (Penny); grandson Christopher (Christine); great-grandchildren: Tatum, Chase, Colton and Zia, all from Lethbridge; brother Edward (Joanne) of South River Ontario, sister Gail (Maverick) and brother Douglas, both of Brampton Ontario.

She was predeceased by her mother, Mural, her stepfather Raymond Dunk and sister Darlene.

Shirley will be sorely missed by everyone. She enjoyed her family and travelling to see them and her friends across North America. Shirley was a friend to all who knew her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Palliative Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit or the Canadian Cancer Society.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LAYNG

JAMES LAURENCE LAYNG, beloved husband of Dora Penner-Layng, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Peto Nicas

1924 – 2016

Mr. Peto Nicas of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Marie Nicas, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the age of 92 years. He was born January 2, 1924 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He owned and operated McGuire’s Men’s Wear for 50 years. He was an active member of the Lethbridge Y’s Men’s Club. Once he retired, he was able to fully enjoy golfing at the Lethbridge Country Club, playing Crib at Parkridge Estates, and he really enjoyed riding his bike. He loved traveling and spent many years doing just that, with his love, Marie. Peto is survived by his four children, Andy, Phil (Sonia), Greg (Viva) and their children William and Kate, Pam (Duane) Ptycia and their children Dan (Aaryn) and David (Anastasia). He is also survived by his two brothers John (Dite) and Jim (Rosemarie). Peto was predeceased by his loving wife Marie, his grandson Michael Nicas, and his mother & father. To follow Peto’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. A Come & Go Reception will be held from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South (lower level). In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 124-430 6 Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2F8

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OKA

AVALINE MARLENE OKA, beloved wife of Mike Oka, passed away peacefully on December 22nd, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

The Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve, AB on Tuesday, December 27th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve, on Wednesday, December 28th, at 11:00 am. Interment in the Young Pine Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.

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


Olga Terleski

1941-2016

Ms. Olga Terleski of Lethbridge, beloved sister of the late Ms. Doris Terleski, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the age of 75 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

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Harm Thomas

1940 – 2016

On December 17, 2016 Harmen Albert Gerrit Marie Thomas, beloved husband of Elly Thomas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous and dignified battle with ALS.

Harm was born on December 28, 1940 in Amsterdam, Holland. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 22 where he met the love of his life, Elly Kramer. They married in 1963. Harm was an ambitious and hardworking provider. He came to Canada with an agricultural degree, but as it was not applicable in Canada, he pursued a career in the automotive sector. This culminated with Harm opening his own business in 1986. He spent the majority of his life on the road running his business, as he loved the freedom of the open highway.

Harm had an inquisitive mind, and combined with his passion for adventure, this took him to many parts of the world. As a land-locked Albertan, he still managed to make his dreams a reality. Harm had an enthusiasm for sailing and eventually purchased a sailboat that provided many adventures on the seas. Later in life Harm moved inland and discovered a love of motorbiking and hiking in the deserts of the U.S.A., Mexico and Spain.

Harm’s greatest accomplishment was how he dealt with the adversity and challenges life presented to him. He stoically overcame each challenge with stubborn determination and poise, rather than acquiesce and give up. Harm’s strength of character and love of family enabled him to thrive, grow and become closer to God.

Everybody loved Harm as he had a generous and kind spirit. He always saw the good in people and had many close friends that came from all walks of life. Harm was always up for a little mischief and we will miss his sense of humour that we saw shine through even in his last days. Harm was involved with the Church and enjoyed his charity work as an active member of the Knights of Columbus’ Council 10547. Along with his loving wife Elly, Harm was involved with Marriage Encounter, which bonded their love. This group of like-minded couples became like family to both Elly and Harm.

Harm welcomed everyone with open arms and always accepted each person for who they were with no judgement. He was a warm, caring and compassionate man who lived life to the fullest. He embraced each new adventure with a zest for life but always returned to the heart of his purpose, home. Harm always gave of himself selflessly to others and expected nothing in return. His warm smile, gentle laugh and welcoming hugs will be missed but never forgotten.

Besides his loving wife of 53 years, Elly, left to honour Harm are his four children Fred (Terri) Thomas, Rob (Cara) Thomas, Monique (Ed) Bailey, Michelle (Rick) Weste; eight beautiful grandchildren: Taylor, Kai, Logan, Nia, Emily, Ethan, Carson and Mataya. He is also survived by his sisters Lotti Burchartz of Pickering, Ontario and Koosje Thomas of Amsterdam, Holland.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, led by Francis and Cybele Norohna.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

The ALS Society provided Harm with immense comfort and support. In Harm’s memory, for those that desire, donations are gratefully accepted to the ALS Society of Alberta. Donations may be made online at http://www.alsab.ca or mailed to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Eric Wilde, Dr. Elvira Smuts, Rob Bauer with Respiratory Home Care Solutions and the amazing staff of Unit 4C at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassion and care throughout Harms final journey.

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

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