November 1st, 2020

TUESDAY, February 21, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 21, 2017.

Pauline (Polly) Ducheminsky

1946 – 2017

Mrs. Pauline (Polly) Ducheminsky, beloved wife of Ronald Edward Ducheminsky, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

Born to Nick and Ann Podmoroff (of Veregin, Saskatchewan) on November 2, 1946 and married to Ron in July 1972. Together they raised two daughters – Shelley and Kara.

Polly’s life was focused on her family as they moved many times, and finally settled in Lethbridge, Alberta in 2002 where they retired.

A Graveside Farewell will be held at the Veregin Cemetery in Veregin Saskatchewan at a later date.

Those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Polly’s name to Veregin New Horizons, Box 96, Veregin, Saskatchewan S0A 4H0.

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


EAGLE PLUME (SMALL EYES)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dear mother, daughter and sister, RHIANNON JOY “KRISTAL” EAGLE PLUME (SMALL EYES), who passed away in Calgary on February 11, 2017 at the tender age of 31.

Kristal leaves behind her father Wesley Sonny (Pamela) Small Eyes; her mother Darlene Eagle Plume; children: Kobe Eagle Plume, Nash and Mercedes Good Rider; siblings Lori (Mel) Eagle Plume, Troy Small Eyes, Brandon (Kristan) Eagle Plume, Ramsey and Tyler Good Dagger.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Tuesday, Feb. 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 and the Wake Service will follow at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


Gary Eustice

1955 – 2017

Mr. Gary Eustice of Lethbridge, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 61 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


FRANCESCONE, Raffaele

February 9, 1944

– Roccasicura, Isernia, Italy

February 17, 2017

– Calgary, Alberta

Raffaele Francescone of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the age of 73 years.

Raffaele worked in construction for many years as a labourer and concrete worker. He loved making homemade wine and gardening.

Raffaele is survived by his spouse, Natalina D’Orazio; his son, Michael Francescone and his fiancé Maritess Eloursa; siblings, Giuseppe Francescone and Pasquale Francescone both of Cleveland, OH, and Mario Francescone of Roccasicura, Italy and their children and grandchildren; Natalina’s children, John and Trudy D’Orazio and Monica and James Hannett and their children. He was predeceased by his first wife Lucia Francescone in 2005.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Raffaele Francescone, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.


John Irwin

1957 – 2017

Mr. John Sherman Irwin of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Eva, father of Caitlin Stock (Eric, baby Liam), Brad (Erin), and Keira, passed away on February 18 after a lengthy cancer battle, at age 59.

John was born and raised in Peterborough. He moved to Regina where he met and married Eva, received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and had 3 children.

In 1998, the Irwins moved to Coaldale, and have lived in the area since. John’s greatest joy was his family: leading a family with Eva, volunteering at his daughters’ day care, and watching his son play CIS football for the Regina Rams. In 2015, John received the ‘Exemplary Long Service Award’ for his 25 years as a Parole Officer.

John was predeceased by his parents, Sherman & Dorothy Irwin. John is survived by his wife and children, and siblings, Barb, Brenda Hill (Dave), Jim, and Pat Hinman (John).

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, February 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18th Street, Coaldale, AB.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to: Helping Families Handle Cancer at helpingfamilieshandlecancer.com

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


KRISKO

RUDY KRISKO, beloved husband of Lavelda Krisko, passed away in Coaldale on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Syb Johnson
1922 – 2017
 Sylvia Ellen Johnson (nee Martin), beloved wife of the late Ron Johnson, passed away in Barnwell on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 94 years.
 Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


PACAUD

DAVID ARTHUR PAUL PACAUD, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the age of 62 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Elizabeth Rudolf
1932 – 2017
 Elizabeth Cecilia Rudolf, beloved wife of the late Chester Rudolf Sr., passed away in Taber on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 85 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 23, 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.

SINGER

ADELINE MARY SINGER (Night Shoot) passed away in Stand Off, Alberta on February 17th, 2017 at the age of 98 years.

The Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, Feb. 24th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, Feb. 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


SUGIMOTO

FUMIKO ROCY SUGIMOTO, beloved wife of the late Naomichi (Nim) Sugimoto, passed away peacefully February 12, 2017, at the age of 92 in Lethbridge.

Fumi was born in Sapperton, a neighourhood in New Westminster, B.C., January 17, 1925 to Kohei and Hide Nishiyama.

Known lovingly to her childhood friends as “Rocky,” Fumi had fond memories of picking berries and hops, or going clamming and hauling buckets of fresh seafood home on the train, which stopped right outside the family home.

In 1946, she and her family were relocated to Raymond, Alberta, where she worked the sugar beet fields and as a housekeeper. It was occupational training for her life as a tireless farm wife and mother of eight. She married Nim Sugimoto Dec. 7, 1949. They spent the next 57 years together.

The middle child of five, Fumi was always a loyal, responsible caregiver whether to her siblings, her parents, or her own children and grandchildren. A talented seamstress, baker, cook and gardener, Fumi’s large family never wanted for clothing, amazing meals or fresh vegetables and flowers. She could revive even the saddest plant, and once grew a pomegranate from a seed just to see how it would turn out.

She was a humble, quiet woman who took pride in every task, enjoyed a hearty meal and found the positive in every situation.

Fumi is survived by her children Harry (Yvonne) Sugimoto; Kei (Ken) Sampson; Naomi (Joe) Plausteiner; Mark Sugimoto; and Akemi Dawn Sugimoto (Randy Jensen), all of Lethbridge; June Sugimoto of Brooks; daughters-in-law Ann Sugimoto of Raymond and Yvonne Sugimoto of Victoria, B.C.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was grateful for the love of her extended family: sister Betty Tanigami of Brooks; brother Mac (Reyko) Nishiyama of Lethbridge; lifelong friend and sister-in-law Kaz Sugimoto; and siblings-in-law Brem (Wendy) Sugimoto of Waterloo, Ont.; Tomiko Sugimoto of Lethbridge; Sak Saruwatari of Taber; Takako Sugimoto of Calgary; Teiji Nakamura of Lethbridge; and dozens of nieces and nephews who shared love and laughter with her throughout her life.

Fumi was predeceased by her parents; husband, Nim; sons Chris and Doug; brother Jack Nishiyama; sister, best friend and shopping companion May Saruwatari; and numerous in-laws.

A service to honour Fumi’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Y.Izumi officiating.

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


Helen (Lena) Wall

1921 – 2017

Mrs. Helen (Lena) Wall, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Wall passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Friday February 17, 2017 at the age of 95 years.

Helen was born in Fürsten weder, Crimea on December 22, 1921and came to Canada at a very young age settling in the small village of Namaka, Alberta. Helen came from a large family, her being the youngest and her older brother Carl still resides in Charlottetown, PEI.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Peter and son Ken Wall, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is survived by her daughter Sharon (Paul) Little and daughter-in-law Marlene and 4 grandchildren Becky (Doug) Little, Trevor Little Karin Wall and Paul.

After her marriage in 1940, Helen and Peter moved to the farming community of Readymade. She was a hard working farm wife, milking cows, driving trucks and delivered many delicious meals to the farm hands. Helen was an avid gardener and raised many beautiful fruits and vegetables as well as was a tremendous cook, baker, seamstress and did a lot of crafts. Her home was always a welcome place.

Helen was a member of the Coaldale Seniors and loved bingo and a good game of cards. After retirement, she and her husband first moved into a beautiful home in Coaldale and later into a condo. Helen and Peter spent many happy years travelling to Arizona in their motor home.

Together Again

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th St, Coaldale, AB with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. A private family graveside will be held prior to the service in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite section.

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


YIP

1939 – 2017

KAI RAYMOND YIP, beloved husband of Madeleine Yip, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB GRANDSTAND, 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Kai’s name can be made to the Cardiac Device Clinic, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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