January 22nd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 18, 2017.


Jan 12, 1921 – Jan 15, 2017

TONY BOGUSKY of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital with his family at his side on Sunday, January 15th at the age of 96.

Tony was predeceased by his loving wife and best friend of 68 years Mary Bogusky and is survived by his children Donna (and Bob) Erickson of Roseville, California, Corrine Klassen of Coaldale, AB, Dennis (and Bev) of Abbotsford, BC, Wade (and Terri) of Red Deer, AB, 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tony was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved fishing, hunting, and golfing. Wine crafter and gardener extraordinaire, his family and friends will remember him for producing 2 lb tomatoes, potatoes, and enough fresh vegetables to be canned and last the winter. In his leisure time, he was an excellent 5-pin bowler and spent a few years curling. After retirement as an assessor for government of Alberta and County of Lethbridge, Tony and his wife Mary travelled extensively and never missed a chance to be out on the dance floor.

As an inductee in the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame, Tony was instrumental in starting the Lethbridge Boxing Club which he coached for 31 years. He is also respected for having captured a lightweight boxing championship title in his younger years.

Tony’s life was well lived, being loved and respected by all who knew him.

At Tony’s request, no funeral will be held at this time, but during the summer months, the family will hold a celebration of life for all to attend.

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Myra Evanson
1922 – 2017
Myra Gwyneth Evanson (nee Griffin), beloved wife of the late Ray Evanson, passed away in Taber on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 20, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, January 21, 2017 between 9:15 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 21, 2017 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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Irwin McNeely

1916 – 2017

Mr. Irwin McNeely of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 100 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Ian B. McKenna

1943 – 2017

Ian B. McKenna of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Dorothy McKenna, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 73 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2017 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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POLLOCK, Frances

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Frances Pollock who died peacefully in her residence at Extendicare Eaux Claires in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Frances was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March of 1930, attended Daniel McIntyre High School, graduating in 1947. After high school, the family migrated from Winnipeg to Vancouver, and then from Vancouver to Lethbridge. She was married to Sidney Pollock in Lethbridge in 1952 and remained with him until his passing in 1997.

Mrs. Pollock is survived by sons: Alan (Susan), Ronald, and Gordon; siblings Jim Neufeld (Marilyn) and Sylvia Andres; grandchildren: Catherine (Aaron) Oevering, Christine (Kory) Christianson, Keely and Veronica Pollock; and great grandchildren: Emily and William Oevering.

She was pre-deceased by her parents – Jim and Agnes Neufeld, her husband Sidney, and her brother-in-law Mel Andres.

Mrs. Pollock’s passion was music. She was an accomplished soprano soloist and pianist, participating in high school musicals, the Winnipeg Girls’ Choir, the First Baptist Church Choir, and music festivals, winning the Alberta Music Festival Open Soprano Competition in 1952.

Mrs. Pollock also worked at the University of Lethbridge library for twenty years.

She and her husband Sid raised three boys, trying valiantly to teach them piano. She was a lovely lady with a strong will, who loved to laugh. She loved her family with all her heart. Her favourite times were spent with her family on camping trips (mainly to Rosen Lake) and outings to Waterton Lakes National Park. Later in life, she enjoyed her time gardening and relaxing on the beaches of Mexico.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm at McKernan Baptist Church, 11103-76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

Thanks for the memories – we will miss you dearly.

John Albert Szarko

February 6, 1950 –

January 13, 2017

John passed away peacefully in Lethbridge with family by his side on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the age of 66 years. He is survived by his loving wife Corie as well as the sons of his heart, Shawn & Schae Edwards. John will be missed dearly by the love of his life Corie; Mom & Pop; numerous sister and brother in laws; as well as many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cats Princess & Kelly. His smile and contagious laugh would always light up the room. He lived life to the fullest and was always so positive and fun to be around. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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William Van Buskirk
1930 ~  2017
It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) Lee Van Buskirk, announces his passing after a brief illness and while surrounded by his family, at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2017, at the age of 87 years.     The Funeral Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 – 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Canon Gene Packwood officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery with a luncheon thereafter in the Cook Southland Reception Facility.  (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at  http://www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland


1960 – 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of SHERI JANET MARIE VAN NISTELROOY, beloved wife of Albert Van Nistelrooy and cherished mother to Samantha, Braden and Stephanie. The Lord took her to be with himself on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

Sheri is survived by her loving husband Albert; daughter Samantha (Steve) Broderson and their children Mckinley, Austin, Grace and Cooper; son Braden (Joelyne) Van Nistelrooy and their son Ryder; daughter Stephanie (Matthew) Dover; mother Frances Ostrup; siblings Karen (Dave) Lakusta and family, Cindy (Jim) Toone and family, Jim (Karen) Ostrup and family and Glen (Jody) Ostrup and family.

Sheri was predeceased by her father James Ostrup and brother Neil Ostrup.

Sheri had such a zest for life that even her birth was premature. She came into this world on June 21st, 1960 and never looked back.

Sheri was born in Edmonton and was raised and educated in Picture Butte, wed her husband Albert and settled in Enchant to raise a family.

Sheri loved people and joined in many community activities. She was a member of her church choir and headed a shoe box program with St. Lucia for 20 years. She was on the Travers C.W.L. executive for many years as well as the board of the Enchant Walkabout Society and involved with the Enchant Community Association.

Sheri’s first loves were her husband, three children, their spouses and five grandchildren. So many aspects of her life revolved around them.

Her second love was to make everyone she met smile and feel important. She was very good at this as anyone who knew her would agree. She cherished her many friends and family and had a special place for each in her heart.

A Prayer Service will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Celebration of Sheri’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will follow the reception at the Enchant Cemetery.

In memory of Sheri, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


Bernard Francis “Bernie” Weninger (1934-2017) passed away peacefully on January 14 at the age of 82 surrounded by family at the Pincher Creek Health Centre. Born in Allan, Saskatchewan, Bernie called the Pincher Creek area home since the 1970’s. He was a highly respected teacher for most of his working life and was actively involved in his community with his wife, Lou, upon retirement.

Bernie is survived by his brothers Albert, Ozzie (Eva), and Ray (Emily), his wife Mary Louise “Lou” Niven, his first wife Lorraine Babick and their children Russell (Hiroko), Stephan, and Marie (Paul), grandchildren Allison, Haley, Ethan, Chelsea, Jessica and Rory, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bernie was predeceased by his mother Johanna Weninger (nee Ebertz), father Joseph Weninger, and sister-in-law Theresa Weninger.

Bernie will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, a noble friend, and a loving and devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother and uncle.

Prayers and visitation will be held at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 966 Elm St, Pincher Creek, AB. Funeral mass will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christir Ave, Pincher Creek, AB

Donations to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation are being accepted in memoriam of Bernie at

canadahelps.org/en/pages/in- memoriam-of-bernie-weninger/ or P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, Ab T0K 1W0

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