October 21st, 2020

TUESDAY, February 28, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 28, 2017.

BARTOSEK

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of FRANK BARTOSEK, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who passed away February 24, 2017 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre.

Frank was born August 27, 1921 in Liderovice, Czechoslovakia and emigrated with his family in 1926 to begin a new life in Raymond. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in August 1942 and served until September 1945. After his time in the Air Force he worked for Roger’s Sugar, Depew Ranch, County of Warner and then farmed mainly sugar beets in the Raymond area. Frank enjoyed playing hockey with his brothers Steve and Jerry, fastball with the Church Knights, enjoyed rodeo and volunteered every year running chutes at the Raymond Stampede. He was an avid curler and golfer. In his later years he was very involved with the Legion, 60 Plus Club and the Knights of Columbus, which he was still a member of at the time of his passing. Frank could be seen driving his 1989 white Mercury Grand Marquis to the various events as late as December 2016. In 1963 Frank married Anna and began farming in Raymond, they then moved to Monarch area in 1969 and continued to farm until they retired in 1988 and finally moved to Lethbridge. Frank was predeceased by his wife Anna on February 21, 2011, as well as his son Ted Magierowski, his parents Frank and Frances, brothers Joe, Steve, Jerry, his sisters Mary, Stella, Jenny, Ann and a baby sister Lydia after her birth.

Frank is survived by his loving children; Mary (Leroy) Hovey of Winfield, BC, Bill (Jean) Magierowski of Campbell River, BC, Tony (Heather) Magierowski of Lethbridge, and Tim Bartosek of Lethbridge, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren, sister Betty in Surrey, BC and sisters-in-law Arlene and Lilly, both of Lethbridge.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Luncheon will follow at the Assumption Church Hall. Interment will follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, AB.

In memory of Frank, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.

Our family would like to extend many thanks to the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre for their incredible care during Frank’s stay, as well as a huge thank you to his family doctor, Dr. Colin Walsh, for his care and compassion.

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


CHRISTMAN

RITA CHRISTMAN, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


OLIVER

DUANE OLIVER, beloved husband of the late Necia Oliver (nee Hague), passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 83 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, WEST STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd. West, Lethbridge, with Bishop Sheldon MacLachlin officiating. Friends may meet the family on Friday, March 3 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the service at the church on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.

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


DUDLEY

JON TAYLOR DUDLEY, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at the age of 72 years, beloved husband of Melissa Dudley of Magrath, AB.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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


Estelle Gross

1925 – 2017

Mrs. Estelle Marie Gross of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Edward Gross passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday February 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant.

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


FRIEDRICK

NORMAN J. FRIEDRICK, beloved husband of Debbie Bosch-Friedrick, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HARD

NOELLA HARD passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 22, 2017, after a brief illness at the age of 93 years.

Noella is lovingly remembered by her son Robert, stepson Don and daughters Marie (Dan), Yvonne and Shirley, brothers Jean (Therese) and Gerard, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Along with her beloved husband John, she was predeceased by her sister Florence and brothers Lorenzo and Gaston.

Noella had a unique sense of humour and a quick wit. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother.

Following the death of her husband, Noella relocated to Lethbridge to be closer to family. She spent many happy, productive years at Heritage Lodge and most recently at St. Michael’s Health Centre.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive, South on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., with Deacon Isaac Driedger officiating.

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, giving time for family and friends to share memories.

Noella will be laid to rest beside her husband on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 P.M. in the Mount Pleasant Burial Park in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOLLEY

CYNTHIA “CINDY” HOLLEY passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at the age of 59 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOUSTON

DOROTHY HOUSTON, beloved wife of the late Jim Houston, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

A Meet & Greet Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 28th from 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


IRVINE

MADELINE FAY IRVINE, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ronald Dennis “Scotty” Irvine, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

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.

At Don’s request, no formal Funeral Service or Visitation will be held. He will be laid to rest at the Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MACKENZIE

DONALD DEAN MACKENZIE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Judy Mackenzie, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RICHARDSON

RANDI LEE ANNE RICHARDSON (nee Mahe), beloved wife of Morley Richardson of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WARNOCK

LOREN MELVIN WARNOCK of Calgary departed his life journey as guardian of Alberta’s farm soil to go to God on February 23rd, 2017. Loren is survived by daughter Ann (Victor) Warnock-Matheron of Calgary, son Keith (Lori) Warnock of Lethbridge, son Garth (Fay) Warnock of Vancouver, son-in-law Blaine Chicoine of Calgary, sister Vera Owsley of Lethbridge, grandchildren Noelle, Will, Tara, Tyler, Regan, Kirsten, Dayna, Shelby, Tayler, and great grandchildren Keith, Sumaya and Maximo and nieces and nephews. Loren was predeceased by beloved wife Mary just 50 days earlier, daughter Rose Warnock, Wisconsin-born father William (Bill) Walter Warnock, mother Helen Anne Warnock, and Warnock brothers Layton, Jim and Little Willie.

Born in Lethbridge in 1927, Loren showed an early flare as a daredevil. As a baby riding swaddled in his mother’s arms in the Model T Ford, the car hit a rut in the gravel road causing Loren to fly out. Mother dashed back to find a bundle in the middle of the road of furiously churning legs kicking the blankets and a smile on Loren’s face! Childhood began by patrolling the irrigation canals of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District with “Ditchrider” father. After receiving their 47 cent check, the family decided better to start irrigation farming near Iron Springs where coyotes and jackrabbits roamed coulees and prairies between the Oldman and Little Bow Rivers. Loren grew up amidst tough frugal times with long hours of toil, defending Canada’s breadbasket, growing food for a country at war. Chinook winds and dust storms were so severe that geese were reputed to fly backwards to keep sand out of their eyes!

Loren quit school after Grade 9 to help farm. Lack of education was more than made up by impeccable skills in time management, shrewd financial decisions, astute common sense and, willingness to learn lifelong. He became an extraordinary farmer, up to the challenge for complex mixed farming, tending many types of livestock, nurturing diverse crops, repairing all machines. Soils were tilled with science and a doctor’s precision, seeds planted in the straightest rows, all plants quenched with water, every cow, pig, chicken and turkey fed and watered daily and tended when ill. He was an ethical farmer, who would tend weak animals and prune beautiful groves of fir trees. When supplies were short, he could start a vehicle with a dead battery, replenish a burned fuse on a stranded sugar beet truck, flow water to a herd of thirsty cattle at 40 below zero and construct buildings from scratch. Farming was not just a business but a revered way of life. Loren was an innate care giver for many living beings.

Loren met Mary Jean and married her in 1952. He and she were devoted mates for life like Canada Geese. Together with Mary, he forged life on the farm and they raised 4 children, teaching so much wisdom. Loren was a father with high expectations for his children to do their chores and ready to discipline if work was poorly done. But he was gentle: tears in his eyes the day when the hay mower passed over the mother duck sitting in the field on her nest ; encouraging Ann and Rose to footraces until they became elite provincial athletes whom he could not beat then cheering them from trackside training; farming with his son Keith, who pursued his career as an Agronomist, and encouraging Garth as he became a renowned Surgeon and researcher in Diabetes: training Shep the German Shephard cross to do all kinds of tricks, including an astounding balancing act jumping on the back of any person who cared to volunteer their posterior; putting glorious Christmas lights annually on the growing fir trees. Loren never ridiculed any person of minority status or another faith or health challenge because he respected their rightful beliefs or challenges.

Loren cared about community. He served as a dedicated telephone repair lineman. He chafed at the “rubbernecking” by listeners on those rural party lines especially when he wanted private business on a phone call. But, he was known to listen too! He received a pin as a 25-year member of the local Sugar Beet Growers. He was a whiz with the financials of the family corporate farm. He supported local outdoor farm auctions. One day enroute to the auction he quickly stashed a lunch of salt herring in his pocket only to find everyone staring at him as dozens of dogs came to greet and sniff the aromatic herring in his pants. With his effacing sense of humor, he proclaimed himself “dog’s best friend”.

Loren always welcomed his growing grandchildren with open arms, sharing natural farm secrets. He loved Polka music and waltzes and could dance them well, especially when it was the Emeralds playing. He loved to fish for pike. He and Mary were annual snowbirds to Nevada or California where they relished sensible gambling and driving freeways. He loved grapefruit, chocolate, Crackling Oat Bran, dill pickles and juicy steaks.

In 2006, he and Mary retired from the farm and enjoyed 7 years of retirement then moved to a Calgary retirement home. A cruel progression of Parkinson disease and Dementia robbed Loren of his independence. But there was still a smile and his trembling hands clapped when a polka was playing. If you brought a box of chocolates, he still opened the package and always offered everyone a piece before he helped himself. His blue eyes always welled with tears as we looked back after each visit.

The Funeral Service will be held at McKillop United Church, 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Trevor Potter Officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local chapter of the Parkinson or Mental Health Association.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


 

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