January 20th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 1, 2017.


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


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.

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August 22, 1935 – February 24, 2017

MADELINE FAY IRVINE (nee MIFFLIN) passed away at the age of 81 years at Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge with her family by her side. Madeline was a true testament to the farm life. She grew up on a farm near Nobleford until she married Scotty, when they moved to the family farm near Barons. Madeline loved the farm life and her greatest passion was her animals; cats, dog, birds and even a pet skunk. Madeline was a kind and gentle soul who cared deeply for all living things.

Madeline and Scotty raised their 4 children on the family farm: Terry, Gary (Brenda), Lee (Monica) and Barb (Chris). She will be dearly missed by her children and 6 grandchildren: Colby, Connor, Baylee (Mike), Carson, Brandon and Lauren.

Madeline was predeceased by her husband Scotty in 2014 after almost 60 years of marriage. Madeline was also predeceased by her parents (Inga and Charlie Mifflin), her brother (Bob Mifflin) and sister (Charlotte Clark).

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. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks for donations to the Lethbridge Humane Society – 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9 or the Alzheimer’s Society – 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

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STJEPAN KOSTECKI, beloved husband of late Marija Kostecki of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the age of 84 years.

He is survived by his daughter Bozena Kostecki and her children, Jonathan Ruzek (Melissa) of Lethbridge and Jessica Ruzek of Halifax, and daughter Marijana Turuk (Zvonko) and their children, Anamaria Turuk of Lethbridge, Tasha (Jesse) and Ethan Turuk of Taber.

Stjepan was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Marija, their four infants Vlado, Blazenka, Emil, and Milivoj, his mother Bronislawa, father Stjepan, and his brother and sister.

Stjepan was born on March 15, 1932 in Repusnica, Croatia. He came from humble beginnings, and hardship was a part of his early life. At age 11, he joined the Yugoslav Partisans (National Liberation Army) and fought against the Nazi invasion during World War II. He would often reminiscence about his experiences as a young courier, dispatching messages across enemy lines from one unit to another, usually by himself and under the veil of night. He encountered life or death moments, and was even shot. He would later speak that fear, hunger, frostbite, and lice were his only friends, though, fatefully, German soldiers once saved his life.

After the war, he worked alongside many other young people to build the Brotherhood and Unity Highway that stretched over 1,182 km across former Yugoslavia. When he was 17, he met the love of his life, Marija Pergar; they married a year later, and remained together for the rest of their lives. Stjepan and Marija lived in the village of Repusnica where they had six children; however, only Bozena and Marijana survived.

Stjepan and Marija started their life together with very little. Building a house using bricks made by their own hands, they created their new home and began their family. They worked long and hard, waking before dawn to toil on their plot of land and in their vineyard. Stjepan would then head off to work at the oil company, while Marija worked as a seamstress in the village.

In 1975, Stjepan and family immigrated to Canada to start a better life, moving to Lethbridge where they began anew. He worked many jobs, ranging from maintenance, construction, and tile setting. It was a workplace injury that caused him to retire early on compensation.

Whenever anyone needed help, Stjepan would humbly lend a hand. He was always quick to help those around him with generosity and without question or judgment. All were welcome to his and Marija’s table for rakija or wine (usually both), as well as Turkish coffee and spit-roast pig. His and Marija’s experiences before and during the war made them sensitive to anyone’s suffering, and though they did not have much, neither Stjepan nor Marija ever turned anyone away. It was a mark of their understanding, hospitality, and kindness to provide support to anyone who needed it.

One of Stjepan’s favourite pastimes in life was gardening, and tending to his vegetables, apple trees, and grape vines. You could also find him in his garage distilling rakija or fermenting wine. Both he and Marija enjoyed listening to Croatian music, and together they shared stories and memories from back home that accompanied each song. They did so until her passing on December 31, 2016.

Stjepan now joins his departed wife, and will be woefully missed by Bozica, Maja, and his grandchildren, as well as by his family and friends in Canada and Croatia. Neka ti je laka zemlja, Deda.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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


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

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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The Wake and Funeral Services for KEVIN KELLY CECIL MANY CHIEF will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve this Friday, March 3rd from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night and on Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 a. m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


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.

Besides her loving husband Morley, Randi is survived by her children Jamie (Kristy) Richardson and their children Katherine and Andrew, Darcy (Teresa) Richardson and their children Clancy and Kelly, sister Mary Ellen Ramias and sisters-in-law Eileen (Elmer) Johnson and Ruth (Bill) Geddes and brother-in-law Dale (Janette) Richardson as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother Irene and father Herb Mahe, stepmothers Clare Mahe and Mabel Mahe, mother-in-law Norma Richardson-Drake and father-in-law Morall Richardson, and brother Roland in infancy.

Randi was born in Lethbridge, on October 13, 1949 and was married for 45 years. Randi worked for Scotiabank for 35 years. She loved her family and grandchildren most of all. She enjoyed travelling and camping as well as the I.O.F family whom she did many hours of volunteer work and socials with. She particularly loved the family reunions at Black Diamond. She also loved her cats. She very much enjoyed and cared about her job and customers, always going the extra mile.

A celebration of Randi’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

Randi will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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JASON ROBERT TAYLOR, of Pincher Creek, AB. passed away at his home on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at the age of 34 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Reid Horrocks
1946 – 2017

Reid Wayne Horrocks, beloved husband of Rosanne Horrocks, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 71 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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