October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, April 8, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 10, 2017.

Antonietta Altieri

1927 – 2017

We sadly announce that our dear mother Mrs. Antonietta Altieri of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Marco Altieri, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Born and raised in Sessano Italy, Antonietta immigrated to Canada in 1952 with her husband and young daughters and eventually settled in Lethbridge in the early 1960’s. Antonietta was employed with St. Michael’s Hospital and later at Sifton House as a Child Attendant until her retirement. Antonietta’s many interests and talents included crocheting, needlepoint, sewing and her love for gardening. There was not a vegetable or flower that didn’t grow under her watchful eye. She was a caring and generous person, and her home was always warm and welcoming. Antonietta’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life. She also had an amazing wit and sense of humor that she used to entertain all of her new friends at Martha’s House.

Antonietta is survived by her three daughters; Nadia Zacchigna, Lee Roy (Robert), and Rosemary McKanna (Kevin); grandchildren Dean Zacchigna, Robert L. Roy (Amy), Christie Burnett (Will), and Christopher McKanna (Julie); great grandchildren Conner, Kaden and Carsen Roy, Marco Burnett, Landon McKanna; and her brother Domenico (Yolanda).

Besides her late husband Marco, Antonietta was predeceased by her parents Maria and Donato D’Ippolito.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S. Lethbridge at 7:00pm, Monday April 10, 2017. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Ave. S., Lethbridge at 11:00am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Antonietta’s name may be made directly to a charity of their choice.

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CONCENGCO

ARTEMIO CONCENGCO, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Frieda Dekker

1925 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Frieda Dekker on Sunday April 2, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Frieda passed away peacefully with her family at her side.

Frieda was born in 1925 in Lethbridge, Alberta, the first of four children to John and Jenny Hobbelink. She met and married the love of her life, Louis Dekker and together they farmed near Nobleford, Alberta. The Dekker farm became Frieda’s sanctuary and purpose, spending countless hours nurturing its wonderful trees and garden.

A masterful writer and poet, her work has been published in numerous periodicals. Together with her literary skill, she was an accomplished painter with her works of art adorning homes and businesses throughout the community. She was a recipient of the Governor General medal as a young girl, but perhaps one of her most cherished memories came at the age of 89, when the Lethbridge & Area Seniors of Distinction Awards named her the winner in the Arts category.

Most importantly, Frieda leaves behind an incredible legacy of love, compassion and tolerance. Always giving to others, her family and community will miss her greatly.

Left to cherish her memory is her son: Kelvin (Karen) Dekker of Calgary; grandchildren Kenton (Jennifer) Dekker of Calgary & Lyndsay (Tim) Steller of Calgary; great-grandchildren Elliott Steller & Olive Steller. She is also survived by her sister Winnifred (Al) Wilson of Medicine Hat; her sister Joan Hoekstra of Calgary; her brother Morris (Dorothy) Hobbelink of Calgary. Frieda was pre-deceased by her husband Louis Dekker.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Age Care Columbia.

A Celebration of Frieda’s Life will be held at the MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH, 3A Hwy 3A, Monarch AB, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frieda’s name to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 301- 620 Colborne St., London, ON, N6B 3R9.

I love you mom, am immensely proud

and will remember you forever and always -Kelvin

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George Richard Robins

1922 – 2017

George Robins passed away peacefully at his home on March 30, 2017 at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife Bess; son Jeffrey; parents Fred T. and Dorothy; brothers Chester and Fred. He is survived by his daughter Gillian Rainoldi Poulsen (Russell Poulsen); grandchildren Gabriella, Joseph and Max Rainoldi. He will be deeply missed by daughter-in-law Cynthia Robins; nieces Judy Robins and Penny Caveny (Terry); nephew Dale Robins (Glenda), as well as numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. George was born in Lethbridge and remained a resident for much of his life. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in July 1941 just prior to his nineteenth birthday. He trained in ranging and direction finding, later known as RADAR, and was first posted to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Scotland. He was selected for special training in the new H2S, the first airborne ground-scanning guidance equipment used to identify targets on the ground for night and all-weather bombing. He flew numerous missions as a RADAR technician to locations such as Gibraltar, Iceland, Montreal and Newfoundland. In 1945, George met Bess Lester, who was a Leading Aircraft Woman in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). Bess maintained photography equipment and analyzed reconnaissance photos. George and Bess were married on September 10, 1945, in Bess’s home town in Brentwood, England and later that year, George was demobilized from the RAF/RCAF and returned to Lethbridge. In early 1946, he went to Winnipeg to study architecture at the University of Manitoba and Bess joined him a few months later when she was demobilized from the WAAF. George graduated in May 1949 with a Bachelor of Architecture and as a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. He and Bess returned to Lethbridge and he was employed by the architectural firm Meech and Mitchell. When George later became a partner, the firm was renamed Meech, Mitchell and Robins. George served on the Lethbridge Planning Commission from January 1951 to November 1957. He was appointed Director of Planning for the new Lethbridge Regional Hospital, which opened June 1988. At that time, he was senior partner of Robins, Watson and Baunton Architects and Engineers. Many of George’s designs continue to be part of the landscape in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta: County of Lethbridge building, numerous local schools, Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital, the Salvation Army Church headquarters, and hospitals in Banff, Picture Butte and Cardston. In addition, George served as the onsite architect under the direction of Arthur Erikson during the initial construction of the University of Lethbridge. George was active in his community, serving as a member of the Lethbridge Kiwanis Club for many years. He also established the “In Memory of Bess” endowment fund to support the efforts of single mothers to achieve a high quality of life for their families. In honour of George’s wishes, the family will hold a private memorial service.

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JACKSON

JAY JAMES JACKSON, beloved husband of Dora Reil Jackson, passed away in Cardston, AB on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the age of 77 years. Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home in Cardston on Monday, April 10th, from 7 to 8 pm or at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:45 am prior to the Service.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, 846 1 Ave West, Cardston, AB., on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment to follow in the Hill Spring Cemetery.

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


JOHNSON

FAY GIBB JOHNSON, passed away in Cardston, AB on Wednesday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 86 years, beloved wife of the late Stan Johnson.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, in Cardston, on Wednesday, April 12th, 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 Cardston Cemetery.

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


KETTLES

Gertrude Florence Kettles (nee Evans), beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Kettles, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 99 years. A son Kenneth predeceased her, her sisters Annie, Ida, Ada and a brother George as well as her parents George and Elizabeth Evans.

Gertie, as she was known to friends, was born Dec 16, 1917 to the farming life in Bracken, Saskatchewan. She moved to Pincher Creek, Alberta to work for a family where she met and married Jim on April 5, 1939. Together they ranched and raised their two boys, Allan and Les, until 1963 when they sold the ranch and moved into Pincher Creek. She was very active in the community volunteering, was in the Lioness Club, the Rebeccas, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She volunteered at the Pincher Creek Hospital “Tuck Shop”.

Nothing put a smile on her face like doing the things she loved: playing cards, dancing, curling, crafting, crocheting, cooking and gardening. Many ribbons were won at the Pincher Creek Fair for her quilts, afghans, gladiolas, homemade pies, jams and jellies. She always had an open door, a plentiful table and a generous heart.

A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and community member she was willing to lend a helping hand. Gertie will be missed by her sons Allan, Les (Lorene); Grandchildren Laura (Steve), James (Rhea), Jeff (Ang), Andrea (Scott), Brent and Kylie. She also has 11 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Sarah, Katrina, Matthew, Anna, Cameron, Ella, Isabel, Ruby, Aedon and Ethan, as well as her many friends, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Pincher Creek United Church on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm (972 Police Ave, Pincher Creek, Alberta). A reception to celebrate Gertie’s life will follow at the Heritage Inn at 4 pm. No flowers by request. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Lion’s Club of Pincher Creek, P.O. Box 1825, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 (https://www.lcif.org/EN/support-our-work/donate-now.php).


Elizabeth Lend

1933 – 2017

Mrs. Elizabeth Lend of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Lend, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00pm on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., with Pastor Jacob Pillibeit, officiating.

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LEVERTON, William E.

February 9, 1927

– March 24, 2017

Sam, beloved husband of Shirley of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on March 24, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

He was the loving father of Denise (Paul) Rose, Connie (Peter) Knoll and Karen (Ernie) Herbst. He had 4 Grandsons, Matt and Kevin Knoll and Wade and Wyatt Herbst.

He will be remembered by 4 sisters and 2 Brother-in-Laws

He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 brother-in laws.

Sam was born in Saskatchewan, moved to Medicine Hat in 1949. Married Shirley on July 6, 1953 In 1956 they moved to Skiff where he worked for Alberta Wheat Pool. Sam worked as a grain buyer for 33 years. He also sold Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance in the area for 37 years.

Monumental Family service on May 1/2017 @ 1:00 PM @ Alto Reste Cemetery Hwy 11E, 3.6 KM East of 30 Avenue, Red Deer.

Charity Name Alzheimers Society of Canada, #1 5550 45 Street Red Deer, Ab, T4N 1L1.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements entrusted to

RED DEER FUNERAL HOME

6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer.

Phone (403) 347-3319.


NILSSON

DONALD LINDEN NILSSON, beloved husband of the late Judith (Proctor) Nilsson, passed away in Raymond on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Donald is survived by his daughter Charlotte (Tom) Memmott and his son Larry (Ruth) Nilsson, both of Stirling; nine grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; a sister Louise (Gordon) Bowden of Lethbridge, and two brothers, Norman (Audrey) Nilsson of St. George, Utah, and Darryl (Carol) Nilsson of Stirling.

Don was predeceased by his dear wife Judy, their first son Stephen, parents Linden and Beatrice Nilsson, his sister Pauline, and his brother Eldred (Joyce) Nilsson.

Don loved his family and looked forward to visits from all his grandchildren. He spent many years in the cattle business and made many wonderful friends. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed his many years of service.

A special thanks to all the staff at Ridgeview Lodge and the doctors and nurses at the Raymond Hospital who made his later years so enjoyable.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL, Stirling, Alberta. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery.

Email condolences may be sent to http://www.generationsfh.ca


SALAMON

ELIZABETH SALAMON, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the age of 102 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TSUKISHIMA

ALAN YUKIO TSUKISHIMA of Burlington, ON passed away at home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

He is survived by mother Keiko, siblings: Wayne (Amy), Brenda, Dave (Le); and brother-in-law Charlie Catt (Joanne). Alan is also survived by nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Douglas, Ryan (Jireh), Tom Nicole (John), and Mark; and great nephew Bentley.

He is predeceased by father Tsutomu, and sister Grace Catt.

Alan was born in Lethbridge on August 31, 1960 to Keiko and Tsutomu Tsukishima. He attended school in Coaldale and completed one year at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 1981 Alan started work at Ikea in Edmonton, and was still in the Burlington Office at his passing. His work took him to numerous places across North America and one trip to Sweden.

Cremation entrusted to Smith Funeral Home in Burlington, Ontario. Please visit http://www.smithsfh.com to view condolences.

A Family Memorial Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating. Following the graveside service, family members are invited to a Celebration of Life gathering for Alan at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street S, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Koden and flowers are gratefully declined, and memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100-119-14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.


WRIGHT

KENNETH LLOYD WRIGHT, beloved husband of Deborah Wright, of New Dayton, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Ray Edwards
1929 – 2017
Ray Percy Edwards, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, April 7, 2017 on his 88th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at  the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, April 10, 2017 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 – 3 Avenue East, Barnwell on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Ray is survived by one son Lynn (Deb) Edwards of Bow Island (currently serving a church mission in Romania/Moldova), five daughters Cheryl (Gene) Collicutt of Cardston, Shauna (Randy) Leavitt of Lethbridge, Pam (John) Sullivan of Ogden, Utah, Denise (Rick) Curliss of Bow Island and Lori (Perry) Froc of Melfort, Saskatchewan; twenty eight grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Clements of Barnwell, Caroline (Doug) Minion of Utah and Betty Joyce Lebaron of Utah, brother Clarence Edwards of Barnwell.
He was predeceased by his wife Verla.
Ray was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, the seventh of twelve children of Percy and Irene Edwards. He immigrated to Canada in 1951, marrying Verla Jensen in 1954 and together they raised their family in Barnwell. He spent over fifty years in scouting and served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ray spent his life in service to his family, community and church.
If lieu of flowers, please do an act of service for anyone.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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