January 17th, 2021

SATURDAY, April 29, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 1, 2017.

Annie Danyluk

1924 – 2017

Mrs. Annie Danyluk of Lethbridge passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the age of 93 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011- 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.

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Born April 10, 1930

Gemert, Netherlands

JOHN ANTONIUS MACHARNIS BEVERS passed away on April 27, 2017 in Lethbridge at the age of 87.

John was born and raised on a farm in the town of Gemert, Netherlands. He was the second eldest in a family of 12.

In 1954, John and Mary were married in the Netherlands, shortly thereafter they immigrated to Spring Coulee, Alberta. This then became their new home where they farmed and raised their family.

John is survived by his four children Maurice (Deena) Bevers, Thelma (Brian) Hogan, Roy (Tabbi) Bevers, Stan (Crystal) Bevers; grandchildren Jennifer (Pat) Rasmussen, Michelle (Gary) Morton, Amy (Jeff) Sodtke, Trevor (Chasley) Bevers, Darren (Braeli) Bevers, Mitchell Bevers, Alaina (Phil) Keeler, Candice Irving (Linc Isaac), Chantalle Bevers, Niki (John) Herron, Sharlee (Willin) Meredith, Brady Bevers and Caitlin Bevers, and 23 great-grandchildren. John was predeceased by two of his infant children.

In Memory of John, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society – 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to a charity of choice.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:00 A.M with Father Lukas Drapal.

Good Bye

Good-bye my family, my life has passed.

I loved you all to the very last.

Weep not for me, but courage take.

Love each other, for my sake.

For those you love don’t go away.

They walk beside you

Every day.

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Cornelius “Neil” Coreman, passed away recently. He always called Stavely home but he is more recently of Carmangay. Neil was always a country boy. He loved his cattle and his land. Neil will be missed by his friends and family.

Funeral May 1st, 2017 at 11:30 am at the LDS church in Champion, AB.


STELLA KUZ, of Lethbridge, wife of the late Mike Kuz, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the Funeral Service Stella will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Les Herbert Wilson

June 20, 1948 – April 25, 2017

Les was called home by our Saviour at the young age of 68. Les was more than ready to go to heaven and kneel before our Saviour Jesus’ feet. Les was baptized on Valentines Day 2016 at Amazing Grace Community Church in Lethbridge and loved his church family. Les battled his lung/heart disease like a trooper, always ready to help and always with jokes and humor. Les was born in Red Deer, Alberta on June 20th, 1948 to Herbert and Nellie Wilson and was immediately name Sparky because of his beautiful sparkling eyes. These eyes saw a lot in his time on earth. He had a large heart for those less fortunate than himself. Les’ generous and caring nature extended to almost everyone he knew: his friends were his family and family were his friends. If you needed a warm heart or a dry shoulder to help you through a tough time, you could count on him. Les worked at Alpha Dairy for over 18 years and enjoyed his work and fellow employees. Les won a Canadian 1st place in a Butter making contest and was very proud of this achievement although others had to bring it up since he did not brag about this. Les loved anything to do with nature: fishing, fly-tying, hunting, camping with family and – more fishing. One of Les’ secrets was that he rode the bulls, and even though he was on the ground more than on the bulls, he did win won one event. Les was an animal lover and grew up with his Dog Brandie and his cat, Digger. Les and Dawn were married in 1988 and had one child, Robert. Those were lovely years for the family and fondly remembered. Les has one grand-child – Trinity Dawn, his “flower”. Les is survived by his wife Dawn, son Robert, grand-daughter Trinity, and daughter-in-law, Patricia, brother Ray Wilson and sister-in-law, Myra, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Les was predeceased by his mother Nellie Wilson; father, Herbert Wilson; sister Norma; and his best friend and cousin Bobby Chadwick.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Westminster Chapel, 329 19th Street N., Lethbridge. A potluck dinner will immediately follow the service.


Louise Ada Bullis (nee Millard) (Beck, Matkin)

Louise passed away at Coaldale Health Center Dec. 25, 2016 with family by her side. Born in Unity, Saskatchewan January 31, 1927, daughter of Ernest and Florence Millard, she was predeceased by husband Juan Bullis, brothers Richard Millard, Garry and Stacey Summers, son Wayne Beck, granddaughter Sara Matteotti, step-daughter Donna Adams. Louise is survived by her children: Sylvia (John) Madsen, Linda (Mike) Anderson, Stanley Matkin (Marilyn Dragland), Shannon (Butch) MacDonald, Daniel (Alice Beaudoin), Marlene Matkin; stepchildren Charles (Shirley) Bullis and Phyllis Jess; sister Teresa (Millard) Bentler, numerous grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren. A courageous soul who survived many storms throughout her life, Louise was known for unabashedly speaking her mind and for belting out a tune when the inspiration hit her. Louise will be remembered always for her diligence and hard work, her love of animals, country music, crochet, needlepoint, swimming and camping at St. Mary’s. The twinkle in her eye and irreverent sense of humour will be missed by us all. Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 06, 2017, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lethbridge Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr S. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society.


KUMAR NARAIN, beloved husband of Ramdasia Narain of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral Services for Kumar will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. with Pandit Tulsi Narain, officiating.

Cremation to follow.

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Lisa Foote
1969 – 2017
It is with broken hearts the family of Lisa Anne Foote (nee Pavka) of St. Paul, originally of Cranford, announce her passing in Bonnyville on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 47 years.
A Funeral Mass will also be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Lisa is survived by her loving husband of twenty two years, Robb; three sons and one daughter Brenden, Josh, Tyler and Kaitlyn; parents Anne and Laddie Pavka of Cranford; brother Tim Pavka (McKensi Helgeson) of Barnwell; sisters Lynette (Brady) Pancoast of Redcliff and Laurinda (Brent) Nemecek of Okotoks; mother-in-law Linda Foote of Little Bow Resort; brother-in-law, Brad (Amber) Foote of Airdrie as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father-in-law Bryan Foote.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lisa’s name may be made directly to the Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society), c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


THORA MAE PERRY, beloved wife of the late Walter Perry of Lethbridge, passed away at the Good Samaritan’s Society – West Highlands on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Richard Borysewicz

1950 – 2017

Mr. Richard (Rick) Borysewicz passed away on April 26, 2017 at the age of 66 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday April 29, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., Deacon Cliff Bodgan officiating.

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MR. GORDON ALEXANDER SELF, much loved son of Mrs. Phyllis Self, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 57 years.

Gordon was a man with a very positive spirit and huge heart whose infectious laugh brought smiles to everyone around him. He enjoyed all of the small things in life and was always up for experiencing anything new and exciting. Happiest when outside, Gordon loved the sun, the wind and listening to the rustling of the leaves.

Besides his devoted mother Phyllis Self of Calgary, Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his siblings: Kathi (Patrick) Langston of Ottawa, Christina (Norman) Fiege of Victoria, Patricia Laliberte of Ottawa and James Self of Calgary, and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Dr. George Self in 1985. Gordon will also be truly missed by his roommates and everyone at Southern Alberta Community Living Association who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A celebration of Gordon’s life will be held in Calgary at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations in Gordon’s memory be made to either the Down Syndrome Research Foundation http://www.dsrf.org or the Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.ca.


BRIAN SHATZ, beloved husband of Sandy Shatz, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the age of 68 years. In keeping with Brian’s wishes, no formal service will be held. Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate in Brian’s memory to the charity of their own choice.

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


John Jacob Smit Jr. of Fort Macleod, Alberta passed away at the Community Support Beds in Fort Macleod on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 83.

John was born on March 25, 1934 at Fort Macleod, the eldest son of John and Grace Smit. He attended the Hollandale and Granum schools. Afterwards began farming with his brothers northeast of Fort Macleod until his passing.

John is survived by his siblings Kornie Smit, Jake Smit, Thelma Deurloo and Lena Caldwell. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces: Grant (Jeanette) Deurloo, Jim (Jackie) Deurloo, Sherri Deurloo, Lori (John) Van Eck, Sue (Neal) Konynenbelt, Alan Caldwell, Steven Caldwell (Gina Griffiths), Ken (Esther) Smit and Sharon (Lyndon) Dyck. Also 12 great nephew and nieces and one great-great niece.

John was predeceased by his parents John and Grace Smit, his sister-in-law Rita Smit, brother-in-law Ron Caldwell and two great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., On Monday May 1, 2017 at the Granum Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Henry Veldboom officiating. There will be a private family interment at the Granum Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P.O. Box 767, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2L4 or the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0


Stephen George Giddings

April 29, 1954 – March 6, 2017

While living his dreams of retirement on Vancouver Island, it is with great sadness we announce that Steve Giddings, loving Father of Liam Guenther of Lethbridge, passed on peacefully in his home in Bowser, BC on March 6, 2017 at the age of 62 years.

Steve will be forever missed by his many close friends and family; adoring Mum Jean Giddings (Mac Rae), sister Mandy Davies (George Lawrance), brother Nigel Giddings (Claire Davies) and extended family in the UK as well as his loving son Liam and his family in Lethbridge. Steve was predeceased by his Dad George Giddings in Wales in 1994. A service honoring Steve’s life was previously held in Courtenay, BC on March 16, 2017.

People are invited to please remember Steve and share their memories and pictures of him online at http://www.piercysmt washingtonfuneral.com



HAHN STOWELL gently left this world April 27 in her 93rd year. Born in Holland, she met and married an Alberta born soldier (Ken Stowell), moving to Ponoka in 1946. Her son Randy (Gloria) Stowell, her daughter Marlene (Richard) Tanaka were Alberta born and her adopted daughter Jackie Stowell was born in Manitoba.

A kind and loving person, she greatly enjoyed people, especially her grandchildren Chris (Mandi) Stasiuk and Leah (Karl) Smith and Kaylin Stowell. Her eight great grandchildren brought her much joy. Love from the Tanaka family brought her much happiness.

Married life included ranching in Alberta, and when her husband became an Indian Agent in 1954, she nurtured her family on reserves in Alberta, The Northwest Territories and Manitoba for the next twenty years. She was widowed at the age of 52.

Hahn was an active member of the Alberta War Brides Association and enjoyed the many friendships of sister brides. She had a special pride in being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star with almost seventy years of service.

She will be remembered for her sparkling wit, her caring nature and her sense of adventure.

The family would like to thank the staff of West Highlands Good Samaritan Centre, and the staff at the Dialysis unit at the Lethbridge Hospital for the loving care she was given in her last years. We would also like to thank Cornerstone Funeral Home for their compassion and caring.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her name to the Dialysis Unit at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital Foundation – 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5 https://www.securewebexchange.com/ crhfoundation.ca/give/donate.php

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating. A Private Family Interment will take place in Ponoka, AB. on May 3, 2017.

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


BARBARA JEAN STURROCK, beloved wife of the late George Sturrock of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the age of 97 years.

Barb will be forever missed by her children Jack (Marjorie) Sturrock of Coaldale, Judy Mezerecky of Calgary, and Marnie Wilkins (Don Perry) of Coaldale as well as five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband George, grandson Kevin Sturrock, parents William and Isobel Davidson and all five of her siblings and their spouses.

Barbara was born east of Olds, on February 15, 1920. She and George moved to Coaldale in 1951. She loved softball, curling, bowling, camping, reading, crafting, cards and anything involving more people. She worked at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital for 23 years. Since suffering a stroke in 1997, Barb has resided at the CHCC where, until his passing, in 2005, George helped her play crib every day. May their 29 hands be many in their final reunion.

We would like to thank all the staff at the Coaldale Health Care Centre for all their loving care over the years.

A Graveside Service will be held at COALDALE COMMUNITY CEMETERY.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Coaldale Health Care Centre (payable to Alberta Health Services), 2100-11th Street, Coaldale, AB T1M 1L2.

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On April 26, 2017, after a lifetime of love, joy and service, CARREL WOLSEY passed from this mortal sphere to reunite with her beloved husband John, youngest son Kevin and parents Reed and Katie Wilde.

Born on Dec.14, 1922, Carrel spent most of her life in Welling and then, after the passing of her beloved John, in Magrath. Carrel is survived by her children Mardie (Terry), Marilyn (Milt-deceased) Taylor, Barry (LuAnne), Greg (Carol), Terry (Thaine) Olsen, Tom (Jane), Scott (Falene) and Paul (Wendy). She was predeceased by her son Kevin. She has been blessed with 43 grandchildren and 78 great grandchildren, all of whom, until just recently, she could name and congratulate on their birthdays. Carrel is also survived by her siblings Dorothy (John-deceased) Drewry, Gordon (Ruth) Wilde and Mildred (Lorin) Mendenhall.

Family and friends alike have been abundantly blessed by Carrel’s Christlike life of kindness, unconditional love, non judging acceptance and service to family, God, friends and students (as bus driver and teaching assistant). One of God’s gentlest children, until the travails of the last 1 1/2 years of her life, Carrel was unfailingly positive, optimistic and sparkling with humour. She loved her family and they dearly love her.

A funeral service for Carrel will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Centre in Magrath on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Friends can meet with her family before the service from 12:30 to 1:45 pm. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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

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