October 24th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 22, 2017.

ANDERSON

Anderson, Wayne, of Vulcan, beloved husband of Gerrie, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the Vulcan Community Health Centre, on February 19, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Besides his loving wife Gerrie, Wayne is survived by his children Sheldon (Leanne) Anderson of Vulcan and Kim (Kevin) Booth of Milo, six grandchildren – Taylor (Faren) Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Kylee, Larissa, Kaden and Brogan Booth. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Annie Anderson and brother Arvid Anderson in 1958.

As per Wayne’s request, no service will be held at this time.

Tributes in Wayne’s memory can be made to the Vulcan Community Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through

http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


Burns Robert Thomas

1953-2017

Burns Robert Thomas passed away on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, at Cloudy Ridge Ranch surrounded by friends and family. He was a rider of the plains, an avid reader, a teacher, and a good friend. He will be missed. Burns will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and partner Lucy Copp, son Robert, step-daughters Claren, Emma, and Sophie, siblings AJ, Jamie, Susan (Michael), Sharan (Don), Shirley Jean, Roberta (Russell), and many other family and friends. A Memorial Reception will be held at the Twin Butte Hall on Saturday, February 25th, at 11:00am. All are welcome. Those wishing to pay their respects may consider a donation to the Twin Butte Community Hall (General Delivery, Twin Butte, Alberta, T0K 2J0).


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; mother-in-law, Vincenza Santangelo; two brother-in-laws, Mike (Tina), and Domenic (Patty) Santangelo; sister-in-law, Mary (Bill) Weiler; 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.


Gerrit Stoffer

1948 – 2017

Mr. Gerrit Stoffer of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the age of 68 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


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. 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.


Kerry Kurtzweg

1963 – 2017

Mr. Kerry Kurtzweg of Foremost, beloved husband of Mrs. Vanessa Kurtzweg, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the age of 53 years. Friends and family are invited to pay their final respects from 3:00pm – 5:00pm on Friday, February 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 1st Ave. W., Foremost, AB.

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


KOSTECKI

STEVE KOSTECKI, beloved husband of the late Maria Kostecki, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KRISKO

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

Rudy was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Anna & Maria and one nephew Lenard Ravoy.

He is survived by his wife Lavelda (married July 15th, 1961), three sons, Kim, Simon (Aurora) and Scott, one chosen daughter, Lucille, seven grandchildren, one great-grand child, two sisters, Valerie (Louis) Ravoy and Joeanna (Bob) Zobell. Rudy will also be missed by his pets, Missy Diamond & Harry.

Rudy accomplished much in ihis life, including raising four children. He was a mechanic/head mechanic for more than 23 years. He was definitely a handy-man as he always had the never-ending ability to fix things. He was a compassionate, thoughtful and honourable man who loved his family and animal companions. He enjoyed spending his summers at Duck Lake doing lots of fishing with family and friends.

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. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MACAUSLAND

DONALD JAMES MACAUSLAND, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Phyllis MacAusland, passed away suddenly at home, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MARSH

Lawrence Charles Marsh of Pincher Creek beloved husband of Diane Marsh passed away after a courageous battle with a rare blood disease and cancer on February 13, 2017 at the age of 66 years.

Larry was born and raised in Vulcan and moved to Fort Macleod in 1967. Larry and Diane were married in 1970 and spent the majority of their time together in Fort Macleod. They retired and moved to an acreage south of Pincher Creek in 2012. Dad loved the outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Dad trucked for various southern Alberta trucking companies as well as numerous jobs in the construction industry. He loved gardening and tending to his bees with his sons. Dad had an extra ordinary love of animals which he passed to his children. Family was very important to Dad and he loved to spend time with his wife, kids, grandkids and great grandkids and if they weren’t around his Xbox was second. Dad was adopted by Lucy Day Chief and family and was very active in the native culture including sweat lodges, healing lodges, making ceremonial pipes and rattles.

Besides his loving wife Diane, Larry is survived by his daughters Connie (Roger) Cornell, Cassandra (Walter) VanEe, his sons Troy (Karen) Marsh, Shane (Karie) Marsh. He was Papa to 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren on backorder. Brother Keith (Barb) Marsh as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Larry was predeceased by his parents Albert and Sarah Marsh, brother Duncan Grant, sister Linda Train and granddaughter Whitley VanEe. As well as several family members, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

No service will be held at Papa’s request. Flowers are gratefully declined.

Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to any Humane Society.


Mildred “Irene” Erdman

1922 – 2017

Mrs. Mildred “Irene” Erdman of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Victor Erdman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the age of 88 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, February 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH LETHBRIDGE, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Ian Lawson, officiating.

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


PACAUD

DAVID ARTHUR PAUL PACAUD passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at the age of 62 years. David is survived by his son Matthew of Calgary, his brother Warren (Bonnie) of Calgary, his sister Claire Mose (Sidney) of Calgary and brother Harold (Harry) of Edmonton. He is also survived by nephews Phil (Haley) and Brad of Vancouver, nieces Ashley and Lindsey of Edmonton. He was also great uncle to Charley and Caden of Vancouver. David is also survived by many aunts and uncles as well as cousins. He was predeceased by his father Charles (Harold) Pacaud and his mother Theresa (Terry) Pacaud and many aunts and uncles. David will be sadly missed. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the family moved to Lethbridge in 1961. David worked in construction most of his life. He was a hard worker and enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved the ocean, music and playing his guitar. Before his surgery for cancer in March 2016 he was employed with Changing Patterns in Lethbridge. He loved his work and his crew. A special thank you to Dr. Donald Gibb, Dr. George Roxin and the Doctors and Staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre.

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


PAPWORTH

VALERIE PAPWORTH, beloved wife of Lawrence Papworth, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 49 years, after a two-year battle with cancer.

A celebration of Valerie’s life will be held at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


PERRON

EDNA MARIE JULIA PERRON, formerly of Winnipeg, beloved wife of the late Wilfrid Perron and mother of Bernard Perron (deceased), Richard Perron, Gilbert Perron, Michelle Perron and Lise-Marie Fox, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at the age of 98 years.

A Funeral Service will be held in Manitoba at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RICKABY

HELEN JUNE RICKABY, beloved wife of the late John William Rickaby, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the age of 85 years. She is the loving mother of: Debbie (Terry) Hulstein of Coaldale, Judy (Gaetan) Delay of Parksville, BC, Danny (Joanne) Rickaby of Nelson, BC, Brenda (Bill) Leflar of Lethbridge, Denise (Steve) Curtis of Lethbridge, Dwaine (Vicki) Rickaby of Lethbridge; and Mom’s “Dud” Marge Ormandy of Lethbridge. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; brother Ted (Lynne) Piraux of Calgary; and sister Linda (Terry) Sackman of Lethbridge. She is predeceased by her husband Jack Rickaby, son Danny Rickaby, her parents Emile and Alvina Piraux, sisters Grace Ginter and Marie Bodie, brother Ray Piraux, and sons-in-law Bob Curtis and Walter Hulstein.A celebration of her life will be held at the GERMAN CANADIAN CLUB, 902-6 St. North, Lethbridge, on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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


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 Saturday, Feb. 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


Trevor Bryan Hall

1970 – 2017

Trevor Bryan Hall, beloved fiancé of Cindy Hillman passed away suddenly on February 16, 2017 at the age of 46 years. Besides his loving fiancé, Cindy, Trevor will be lovingly remembered by his son Trevor and daughter Megan; step daughter Amber (Kevin) Jordan and step son Chace Wiley; his parents Laraine and Monte; sisters Tammy (Brad) Glen and Trena (Brent) Copland; sister-in-law Kandus Hall; nephews Colton, Drayden and Jesse; nieces Chelby and Kori, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Trevor was predeceased by his brother Tory Hall. Trevor was born in Raymond and moved to Pincher Creek at a young age. After he finished school Trevor immediately went to work operating heavy equipment. Trevor was a valued team member of Ledcor and will be greatly missed by his Ledcor family. A Celebration of Trevor’s life will be held at the Pincher Creek Community Hall on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Memorial Donations in Trevor’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (PO Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7) or to a charity of ones choice.


Shirley G. Wilson

1923 – 2017

Shirley G. Wilson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Donald G. Wilson, passed away suddenly after a possible CVA on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Born in Medicine Hat in 1923, Shirley moved to Lethbridge in 1926 where she lived the rest of her life. She attended Bowman School and LCI, and after graduation, worked at the CIBC Main branch at the present location of the Bank of Commerce. At 22 she joined the Navy to serve with the WRENs in Sydney, Nova Scotia as a Paymaster. After the war she returned to marry her childhood sweetheart, Don Wilson. In addition to extensive volunteer service to her community, she raised 5 children, contributed to the family businesses, and was active in several organizations. Shirley was responsible for possibly the first recycling program in 1971 (MAYDAY, “Who Me?” decades before recycling became necessary!). She was a candidate for Liberal MLA for Lethbridge West in 1975. She loved to play the piano and volunteered her skills at St Mary’s French Immersion school music program and assisted with the French reading program for 14 years until her passing. Shirley also accompanied the Anne Campbell Singers when they competed at the international choir festival at Llangollen, Wales in 1972. The choir under the direction of Anne Campbell, (Order of Canada) won First Prize for the best female chorus under the age of thirty among two hundred competitors from Europe and North America! She is the current accompanist for Lethbridge Golden Mile Singers, composed of youngsters averaging 75. Living on 6th Ave A So Lethbridge for the last 71 years as “Queen of 6th A”, she regularly canvassed for the Heart, Kidney, Cancer and Stroke foundations. She was a founding member of the Lethbridge Y. W. C. A. An avid gardener, she maintained a large vegetable and flower garden in her yard in which no weeds stood a chance, and harvested hundreds of pounds of raspberries over the years. She walked everywhere for the sake of walking even though she maintained a valid driver’s licence. Shirley turned out to be skilled in business as well. After the retirement of husband Don in 1979, Shirley assumed managership of the remaining family business, Imperial Fashions, an upscale ladies wear started by Ernie Wilson in the early 1920’s. She actually started a second store called the “Clothes Circle” on 5th Street where she accepted used clothing to be sold on consignment. This might have been the first “Thrift Store” which may have started the popular trend we see everywhere today. Shirley encouraged women to get involved in their community and to speak out, to organize and coined her catchphrase, “Silence gives assent”, considered radical in her political life. She always had the good of the community in her heart. Shirl’ was a Mom! She raised 5 kids, suffered the loss of her only daughter Kathy at 12 years old of cancer and of her youngest son Jim who drowned in a recreational accident in 2012 at the age of 51. Three surviving children are Rob of Lethbridge and Alan and John of Edmonton. She has 4 daughters in law: Rosalie, Janice, Kim and Sheryl, plus 4 grandchildren, Scott, Michael, James and Teighan. She was happy to spend time with her entire family, including 2 great great grandchildren, Lillian and Elliott, 5 and 4. Her descendants and everyone who met and knew Shirley remain to mourn the loss of an exceptional, one of a kind matriarch whose humility, generosity, love and strength have also been noticed by literally hundreds of our citizens. In a quote by a good friend, it has been said: “Shirley doesn’t fit any stereotypes. Nobody else thinks for her or talks for her or does things for her. She is totally her own person. There is only one Shirley Wilson and because she is so concerned, so frank, so original, so full of energy, we happen to think she makes an effective representative for all women.” There will be an informal celebration of her life at the LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTRE, 500 11 St S, Lethbridge, AB at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2017 to acknowledge her selfless and unwavering service to this community. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge St. Suite 316, Toronto ON M2P 2A9, would be appreciated.

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


Elizabeth Rudolf
1932 – 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Elizabeth Rudolf who passed away peacefully at the Clearview Lodge 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.
Elizabeth is survived by her children Anna (Richard) Ferguson of Vauxhall and their children Darcy (Danna) Ferguson (their children Jessie & Vane) and Laurie Ferguson; Marjorie (Allen) Pommen of Vegreville and their children Brad (Amy) Pommen (their children Abigail & Stella) and Kimberley (Tyson) Christiansen (their children Thomas & Jessica); Chester (Jeanne) Rudolf of Taber and their children Michael (Amber) Rudolf (their son Mirko) and Lindsay (Dan) DeBona (their children Taia & Vinnie); Richard Rudolf of Caroline and his children Joshua (his children Kayson & Piper), Tara, and Corrine (her daughter Priya), Sue (Keith) Shirakawa of Lethbridge and their children Jordan and Tanner; Larry (Tracy) Rudolf of Innisfree and their children Megan and Tyson. Liz is also survived by her sister Teresa (John) Fritz of Warburg as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Chester Rudolf Sr., parents Joe and Anna Merkl and sister Katie Turuk.
Liz was born on January 26, 1932 in Taber. She was raised on the family farm with her two sisters, Katie and Teresa.  In 1953, while employed as a house keeper at a boarding house in Lethbridge, she met the love of her life, Geza “Chester Sr.” Rudolf. They married in January 1954 and settled on the family farm north of Taber. This is where they raised their six children. Elizabeth and Chester retired from farming in 1983 and were lucky enough to enjoy many years of travelling with great friends to places such as Hawaii and Las Vegas.
Elizabeth resided in the Clearview Lodge the last few years where she was very happy.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elizabeth’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
The family would like to graciously thank each member of the Clearview Lodge family for making our dear mother’s home so comfortable.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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