October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, January 21, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 23, 2017.

DOUGLAS JAMES GRIGOR

1953 – 2017

It is with great sadness that Earl Grigor announces the passing of his son, Douglas James Grigor at the age of 63 on Jan. 4, 2017, in Woodenville, Washington State, U.S.A.

Doug was raised in Barnwell, Ab. Can. Doug was a kind and caring person who loved his family dearly. Doug fulfilled an honorable mission to Taiwan at the age of 19 years, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He later traveled to Washington State on a holiday and loved it there.

Doug worked as a Security Guard and loved his work, co-workers and bosses. Doug was dearly loved by all who knew him. He loved his job as he was a huge man in stature, being 6’9″ tall in frame. He was an amazing man.

Doug was predeceased by his loving and devoted mother Della (Paxman) Grigor, a sweet sister Heather and brother-in-law Stephen Hudson, niece Courtney Rose Hudson, niece Sharla Hirsche, plus many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as other loved ones he adored. What a great reunion Doug will have with all his loved ones who have gone before him.

Doug leaves to mourn his father Earl Grigor, Earls wife and Doug’s stepmom Connie (Jensen) Grigor. Also his brother Dee (Donna) Grigor of Nova Scotia, Can. Sisters DeRae (Stephen) Evanson of Lethbridge, Ab, Can. Joy (Tim) Kierstead of Airdrie, Ab, Can. Bonnie (Eric) Wilkins of Spanish Fork, Utah, U.S.A. Doug also leaves to mourn numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many dear friends.

A Private Family Graveside Memorial will be held at a later date at the Barnwell Cemetery.


Eugene Domagala

1921 – 2017

Mr. Eugene Domagala, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Elfriede Domagala, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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HORGUS

LORNE HORGUS, beloved husband of Elane Horgus of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Irene Thompson

November 27, 1928 –

January 18, 2017

With broken hearts and great sorrow we say farewell to our amazing Mom and Grandmother, Irene Thompson. Mom began her next journey peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Our Rene’s love for family defies description and is her greatest legacy. Her mischievous spirit and indomitable strength are her hallmarks. Mom was born on November 27, 1928 in Foremost, Alberta, where she and her twin brother Henry and sister Denie were born and raised. On March 14, 1952, Mom and Dad married, sharing 50 wonderful years of love and friendship. Mom was an active member of the Women’s Circle, Foremost Curling Club, and the Foremost United Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was the catcher for the ladies fastball team and when she returned to fastball in 1968 with the Taber Royals, she brought her trusty old pancake glove out of retirement and continued to play until she was 53. Mom served as the President of the Lethbridge Curling Club from 1973-1974 and the Lethbridge Ladies Fastball Association in 1979. Mom and Dad farmed north of Foremost until they moved to Lethbridge in 1961 with daughters Margaret (Maggie) and Heather. Son John joined the family in 1962 and completed our inseparable clan. We enjoyed many adventures exploring Southern Alberta, Northern Montana, and B.C.- adventures that continued with son-in-law Bob and grandsons Patrick and James. In our Rene’s later years, she continued to love her road trips with no destination in mind, just “to see what we could see”. Rene is survived by her children Maggie (Bob) Belisle, Heather (Don) Donison, John (Heather) Thompson; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Pat (Jaelyn) Belisle, James (Mindy) Belisle and daughter Lia, Angela Donison (Ralph) and daughter Taylor, Don Donison (Kristi) and sons Wesley and Walker, Melissa Szalynski (Rich) and son Cameron, Lindsay Bueckert (Nigel); by her twin brother Henry Huisman (Marie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Jack; her sister Denie Vandenberg and her parents Bert and Gerrit Dena Huisman. Family is our Rene’s most valued treasure as she is ours. Her love and dedication to all of us was evident in all she did. We love you always and forever. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Monday, January 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERIVEW CHAPEL. A private family inurnment will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

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Irwin McNeely

1916 – 2017

Mr. Irwin McNeely of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 100 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, January 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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Margaret Hunter

1924 – 2017

Mrs. Margaret Hunter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Joseph Hunter, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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NELSON, Bernyce (Bee) Loretta

June 26, 1933 – January 3, 2017

Our family, Colette, Coree (John), Collin (Holly), and Colleen sadly announce the passing of our mom, aged 83. She was an independent, energetic woman who loved gardening, music, and dancing. She kept herself active even into her later years and was very involved with her local senior’s centre. A naturally social person, she made great efforts to stay in contact with the many friends she made over the years and nothing gave her more pleasure than welcoming people into her home to visit and entertain. A service was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Langford BC Saturday, January 14th.


NISHIDA

TINA KANAKO NISHIDA of Lethbridge, passed away at Fort Macleod Special Development Unit on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 42 years.She was the loving mother of Jesse Fair of Lethbridge and Clayton Fair (deceased). Tina is survived by her mother, Teruko Nishida, son Jesse Fair, brother Jim (Miki) Nishida, nieces Ella and Sienna, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.She is predeceased by her father Eizo Nishida, and a son Clayton Fair. Tina was born and raised in Lethbridge, and was a resident of the Fort Macleod Special Development Unit for the past 16 years. She graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 1992. Tina volunteered at Extendicare Nursing Home for many years. She was kind-hearted, full of laughter, and was loved by her family and friends. A private viewing was held on January 20. In lieu of koden, memorial donations may be made to the Fort Macleod Special Development Unit, 744-26 Street, Box 520, Fort Macleod, ABT0L 0Z0.

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Orla Oevering

1940 – 2016

Mrs. Orla Oevering, passed away on December 28, 2016 in Coaldale at the age of 76 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022 18th St, Coaldale, AB, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

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Ronald Kiyoshi Tobo

1946 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Kiyoshi on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 70 years old. Ron was born in Raymond, Alberta and raised in Lethbridge attending LCI, LCC and the U of A pursuing a Business Degree. He eventually longed for the bigger city and moved to Toronto where he spent most of his working career in the warehouse and distribution business. Toronto opened up new experiences to food, new friendships and most importantly a close relationship with his cousins, Dale, Sandy, Gary and Elaine. When not working, he played a bit of tennis and golf but his favourite past time was spending time by a river or lake fishing for that elusive fish. Later in life he returned to Lethbridge to look after his mother Pat whom he cared for and remained devoted to until her passing. Ron was known for his love of gourmet food and libation, and the occasional visit to the casino. He will be forever remembered for his loving and caring nature, his generous spirit and wicked sense of humor. Ron was predeceased by his parents Mike and Pat Tobo. He is survived by his sister Joyce Tobo; nephews Brenon Holmes (Shannon) and Tyler Holmes (Megan); sister Shelley Tobo Gaudreau (Paul Gaudreau); niece Paige Bontus (Troy); nephew Brett Gaudreau; as well as great nephews Ryan, Eric, Dash; and great niece Sage. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ron’s Life between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE, CEDAR BALLROOM, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family inurnment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

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Shaun Olson

February 25, 1974 –

January 18, 2017

Mr. Shaun Olson of Lethbridge, beloved daddy of Grayson Palmer & Daenerys Alice, best friend of CariAnn, passed away on January 18, 2017. Shaun is survived by his parents Glen & Brenda Olson; brother Shane (Tammy) Olson; nieces Azlyn and Kaytlyn; sister Marion (Bill) Derksen; niece Olivia and nephew Eric; as well as numerous nieces, nephews on CariAnn’s side of the family. Shaun was predeceased by his grandparents Palmer and Marion Olson, Abe Wall and Tina Daniels. A celebration of Shaun’s life will take place at 2:00pm on February 25, 2017 at his parents’ home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Streets Alive Mission, 323 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1Z9.

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SLAGER, Alisa Josephine

July 13, 1979 – Edmonton, AB

January 18, 2017 – Calgary, AB

It is with deepest sadness that the family of Alisa Josephine Slager announces that she passed away on January 18, 2017 at the Rosedale Hospice in Calgary, AB at the age of 37 after a valiant two-year battle with cancer.

Alisa is survived by her children Seth (son of Jesse), and Danni and Vincent (children of Scott); parents Cathie and Arnold Slager; sisters Alana (Marty) Staples and Nicole (Jeff) Carter; special friend Julia Burke and her parents Steve & Cori Burke; her paternal grandmother Josephine Foreman, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and personal friends. Alisa is also survived by her biological mother Joanne Maloney (Joanne’s children Duncan, Michael and Sarah). Alisa is pre-deceased by her maternal grandparents Benjamin Kinnaird and Marie Louise McIntosh, and her paternal grandfather Mindert William Slager; also her Aunt Patti Foreman, and Uncle Don McIntosh.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (East of the James Walker Trail and Highway 22 intersection, Cochrane, Alberta) on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment of Alisa’s ashes will be at the Wainwright Cemetery, alongside her Grandparents, at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to an RBC Cochrane Branch Trust Account that is being set up for Alisa’s Children or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 325 Manning Rd. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5. We love you Alisa. Rest in the Peace of the Lord.

In living memory of Alisa Slager, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 1-800-611-1599.


STEVENS

LYNN DIANE STEVENS, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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VANDERPYL

MARY ANNE VANDERPYL, beloved wife of Henry Vanderpyl, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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ZENTNER

EMILIE IRENE ZENTNER (nee ZIMBROD) beloved wife of the late Edward “Ed” Zentner, of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her daughter Estelle by her side at the Riverview Care Centre on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her family; Son-in-law Ken Basset of Bruno, SK and his children, Alain (Amanda) Basset and their children, Taylor and Tristan; and Andrea (Neil) Dielschneider and family Trace and Davin; Daughter Elaine (John) Gill of Edmonton, AB, and their children Laura (Mike Melenius) Gill and Peter (Jayme McColl) Gill; Daughter Estelle (Garry) Lux of Medicine Hat, AB, and their children, Ryan (Amanda) Lux, Andrew (Jennifer) Lux and their children McKenna, Benjamin and Seth and Kathryn (Derek) Robertson; Son Gerard (Maureen) Zentner of Edmonton, AB and their children, Matthew (Braden O’Neill) Zentner and Emilie (Patrick Boutet) Zentner; Daughter Peggy (Brad) Zeran of Victoria, BC and their son Thomas Zeran; and Son Ralph (Angela Donison-Cornforth and her daughter Taylor) Zentner of Lethbridge, AB and his children, Chad (Sarah) Zentner and their children, Rowynn and Carter and Travis (Kinga) and their children, Emma, Jaxon and Kamryn; Also left to cherish Emilie’s memory are numerous nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, Ron (Joyce) Zentner and sister-in-law, Pat Beiswanger of Okotoks, AB.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ed, daughter Mary Lea Basset, daughter-in-law, Faith Zentner, sister Rose Weisgerber, sister-in-law, Audrey (Zentner) Swires and brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Dennis Zentner.

Emilie was born to Anton and Mary Zimbrod in St. Anna, Romania on August 20, 1928. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1930 when she was only 18 months and her sister Rose, 5 years old. They settled in the Englefeld/Watson area of Saskatchewan. Emilie received her education in Saskatchewan then went on to become a government telephone operator in Watson, which is where she met

Ed Zentner, from Romance, SK. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson on February 20, 1950 then settled in to raise their family.

In 1968, they moved their family to Humboldt, SK, where Emilie worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary’s Villa and a part-time accountant at the community college. In July 1981, the family moved to Calgary for Ed’s career in the insurance industry.

Emilie was a devout Catholic and a great believer of prayer. She was a life time and charter member of the C.W.L. since 1957, serving as Treasurer and a volunteer for many years. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed gardening. Once her children were grown and moved on, Emilie devoted her time to her grandchildren. She loved her dogs Skippy and Paige. She had many hobbies including dressmaking, sewing, baking, painting, knitting and crocheting; her family has said many times that if she lived to be a 150 years old, she would never finish everything she wanted to do.

Emilie’s husband and family of six children were the most important part of her life. In her later years, she also found great joy spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Emilie’s family and friends will remember her for her kindness, good sense of humour and loving, gentle nature. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.

Prayers and tributes will be said at ST. CECILIA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321-90 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. CECILIA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321-90 Avenue S.E. Calgary on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Frank Feldman, Presiding and Rev. Wayne Poile, Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In memory of Emilie, memorial donations may be made to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #150, 9405-50th Street, Edmonton, AB T6B 2T4 and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta NWT & NU, #100, 119 – 14th Street N.W. Calgary, AB. T2N 1Z6.

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Frank Young
1938 – 2017
Frank Young, beloved husband of Jeanette Young (nee Lyczewski), passed away in Bow Island on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 78 years after a long battle with cancer.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Jeanette, his loving wife and best friend of fifty two years, he is survived by their children Glen (Gwen) Young of Burdett and their family Alex and Brittney; Sheila (Todd) Logelin of Camrose and their children Nolan and Max. He is also survived by his mother Irene Elle; sisters Angela Morgan of Edmonton and Carol (Jim) Parker of Victoria, British Columbia; brothers Dennis Young (Mona Raugust) of Medicine Hat and Ken (Bette) Young of Lethbridge; brothers-in-law Len Harty (Dorothy May) of Medicine Hat, Robert (Geraldine) Lyczewski of Bellevue, Bernard (Sharlene) Lyczewski of Bow Island and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Frank Young in 1988 and sister Marjorie Harty in 2013; sister-in-law Anne Young and brothers-in-law Ron Morgan and Leroy Lyczewski.
Frank was born in Lethbridge on April 11, 1938.  He began farming at an early age and continued to do so until the time of his passing. Frank and Jeanette have enjoyed travelling to Yuma, Arizona for the past thirteen years. His love of farming, family and travel have allowed him to live a full and happy life.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Frank’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island and District Health Foundation, c/o Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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