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THURSDAY, February 9, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 9, 2017.

Betty Loose

1932 – 2017

Mrs. Betty Loose of Magrath, beloved wife of the late Mr. Douglas Loose, passed away in Magrath on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Arrangements to be announced.

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HERBERT GARBER, beloved husband of the late Clara Garber (nee Harty) for 60 years, passed away at Milk River Health Centre Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Dad was born August 1, 1927, in Weis, Austria. He immigrated to Canada settling in the Milk River area with his family just before his third birthday. Dad attended the 2-15 Country School and Milk River Consolidated High School. He continued his education at Coyne Electrical Trade School in Chicago.

On February 21, 1955, dad married the love of his life, Clara Harty and together they raised their 6 children on the family farm southeast of Foremost.

Dad’s greatest love was his family. It was important to him that the family spend quality time together. Big occasions, little occasions and for no particular occasion, the more we were together the better. Next to his family, dad loved his steak at Northside Luigis in Lethbridge. Dad enjoyed his coffee, especially with apple pie and ice-cream. Other hobbies included playing cards, curling, camping and gardening, travelling and going for drives to check out the countryside.

Faith and community life were important to Dad. He was a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks. He was also a founding member of the Amateur Border Radio Club.

Herbert is survived by his children, Theresa (Dennis) McTaggart, Donald (Teresa) Garber, Linda Robutka, Maureen (Anthony) Miller, Laura (Darwin) Balog all of Milk River, AB and Sheila Garber of Airdrie, AB, 14 grandchildren; Layne (Cary-Anne) McTaggart, Lindsey (Joel) Hougen, Lee McTaggart, Kyle (Kelsey) Garber, Marcie Garber, Cody Robutka, Jason Robutka (Katey Caldwell), Kelsey Robutka, Danny (Amanda) Miller, Devon (Rachelle) Miller, Cheryl Miller (Hayden Rintoul), Bradley (Marina) Balog, Darla (Blair) Seward, Carmen (Patrick) Klatt; 6 great grandchildren Jordan Lodermeier, Carter Hougen, Payten and Dylan Garber, Braxton and Camden Balog. He is also survived by his in-laws Mark & Merelyn Harty, Vincent & Ann Harty, Conrad & Phyllis Harty, Peter & Lynn Harty, Harold & Marion Halvorson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Herbert was predeceased by his wife Clara, his parents Frank Sr. and Anna Garber, sister Freda and brother-in-law Pete Bruyckere, brother Frank Jr. and sister-in-law Margaret Garber, brother Ernie and sister-in-law Martha Garber, mother and father-in-law Ferdinand and Anna Harty and Katherine Harty, in-laws Ralph Harty, Magdalena & Manny Lehr, and his son-in-law Alan Robutka.

Dad’s generosity, support and awesome sense of humour will be missed by his family and friends.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street Northwest Milk River, AB., on Friday February 10, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano IV officiating.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Benedicto Tugano IV and Father Dominic Nguyen celebrating.

Following the Memorial Mass, Herbert will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Clara, in the Milk River Cemetery.

In memory of Herbert, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7.

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of ANNE AGNES GOSTOLA (nee KEOGAN) on Monday, February 6, 2017.

She is survived by her daughters: Crystal (Mike) Hartman and Tracy Ross; and grandchildren: Dallas, Ryan, and Kendra Gostola.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Texas Gostola; parents, Leo and Elizabeth Keogan; mother and father-in-law, Anna and Coleman Gostola; sister Mary Kovach and other extended family members.

She is survived by her sisters: Leona (Bernie) Sheehan and Helen (Graham) Rignall of Ontario, Linda Williams of British Columbia as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was born on June 12, 1943, in Peterborough, Ontario, the second oldest of 5 daughters. After graduating, she worked as a registered nurse at St. Michael’s Hospital for several years before retiring in 2007. Anne loved serving in her church, was a past president of the Catholic Women’s League as well as being active with the Alzheimer Society, St. Michael’s Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed numerous hobbies including crocheting, photography, painting and computers.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH- 2405 12th Avenue South on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. As Anne’s favorite color was blue, all those who attend the service are invited to wear something blue in memory of her.

In memory of Anne, Donations may be made to the All Saints Parish Building Fund – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1K 0P4.

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Heronima Buszko

1928 – 2017

Mrs. Heronima Buszko of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Buszko, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHUCH, 604-13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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GEORGE KENYON, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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PATRICIA MARIE ORICH (nee Robinson), beloved wife of the late Ken Orich, passed away February 6, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis, at the age of 64. The Funeral Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, February 10th at 11:00 am. Friends and family are invited to come and celebrate Pat’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada, 724-13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Thomson, Pearl Joyce

(nee Manning)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Pearl Joyce Thomson, beloved wife of Don Thomson and stepmom to Trevor, Mitch (Jennifer) and Corey (Analyn) Thomson. Pearl will be deeply missed by her granddaughters: Mikayla, Maria, Dahlia, Titania, Miya and Jorja. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandsons: Jackson, Cayden, Daniel, Marcus and Soren. Her memory will be cherished by Diane, Sonya and Emory as well as by  her brother Roger (Karen) Manning, a large extended Thomson family and  many dear friends. Pearl was a loving wife, loyal friend, caring stepmom and playful grandmother. She lived, loved and died as she chose, surrounded by people she cared deeply for. Pearl passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the age of 63 years at the Good Samaritans, where she worked for more than 15 years. She was among friends and colleagues. Pearl succumbed to cancer, she was stubborn, caring and courageous to the last breath. There will not be a camping trip, family meal or game of cards that will pass without recognition of her absence.

Pearl’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, February 11th at 1:00 pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport).

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visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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