October 20th, 2020

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 2, 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.

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.

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CAT FACE – GRIER

CARA GLORIA CAT FACE – GRIER, beloved infant daughter of Christa Cat Face and Joey Grier, was taken to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 after only a few precious hours of life.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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.

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DUDLEY

1945 – 2017

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

Jon was born to George and Alberta Dudley on February 7, 1945 in Magrath. Jon is survived by his wife, and by his children and grandchildren: Greg (Amy) Dudley – Kymberly, Curtis, Katie, Jessica, Rachel, Kayla and Jeremy; Nathan (Raquel) Dudley; Danny (Amy) Dudley – Taylor; Steven (Candice) Dudley; Kristy (Jesse) Dobson – Isaac, Evelyn, Silas, and Sadie. He is also survived by his siblings: Gaylon (Pat) Dudley, Mona (Earl) Smith, Dana (Raeldon) Barker, David (Sharon) Dudley, Grant Dudley, Brent (Regina) Dudley, Patricia (Guy) Lewis, Lori (Terry) Lyons. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and extensive extended family.

He was predeceased by his parents, by his sisters Janet Christensen and Mary Ann Walker, and by his brothers-in-law Paul Christensen and Morris Walker.

He served in the Central States as an LDS missionary and obtained a degree in Agronomy at BYU in Provo, Utah. Jon was self-employed for most of his career and created beautiful sandblasted signs. He enjoyed spending time with his family, making wood furniture, studying herbs and plants, and listening to music. Jon always tried to be of service to others. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed.

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. with Bishop Ryan Anderson conducting. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

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GREIDANUS

LOUIS GREIDANUS, beloved husband of the late Wilhemina Greidanus, passed away at the Claresholm General Hospital on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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IRVINE

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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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.

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.

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KRAUSS

EVELYN MARINA KRAUSS, beloved wife of Ken Krauss, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Derek Bly officiating.

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MACKENZIE

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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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.

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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TAYLOR

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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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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