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WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 3, 2017.


PETER BAYNE ANDERSON, beloved husband of Elaine Anderson (nee Drevenak), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the age of 69 years.

He was a loving father of Craig (Alana) Anderson and Danica (Mitch Lawson) Anderson and is survived by his sisters Ann Crighton and Shirlee Sanford as well as his granddaughters Katherine Anderson-Bain and Kristen Bain. He was predeceased by his daughter Hillary Lorraine Anderson.

Peter was born on December 7, 1947 to Dorothy (Martin) and Robert Anderson in Lethbridge and resided there his entire life. Peter worked as a mechanic at Telus (AGT) for 20 years. Following that, he was a Mac Tools distributor around Southern Alberta and finished his career as a sales representative for Sears. Peter enjoyed traveling, camping with a good book and Spitz, and was passionate about classic cars. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and was always very proud of them.

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH – 20 Rocky Mountain Boulevard West, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Rob Mohns officiating.

In memory of Peter Anderson, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.

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Michael Gorski

1924 – 2017

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Gorski, in the presence of his devoted companion Rita Berlando, at St. Michael’s Health Centre on April 29, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Michael was predeceased by his wife Margaretha in 1980; son John Sr. and grandson John Jr. Left to mourn is his granddaughter Michelle Gilling of Edmonton. Michael was born in Poland. He was a man of many talents and determination in undertaking every task. He was an employee with Honeywell Controls (Calgary) for over 35 years. In retirement, he singled handedly built and remodeled several homes in the town of Turin, AB. His enjoyment in life was to travel and visit his homeland in Poland, donating the care of his extended family. Many thanks to the staff, in particular to the professional LPN’s and his favorite Dr. Dalphond for all her personal visits and sincere care. A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2S7 at 3:00pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017, with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrant. Interment will take place in Calgary on Friday, May 5, 2017.

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DAYNIN TANNER HEALY passed away in Lethbridge on April 27, 2017 at the age of 19 years.

A Wake Service will be at STREETS ALIVE, LETHBRIDGE on Monday, May 8th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. continuing at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Pioneer Cemetery.

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


MR. JERRY JENSEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret “Margie” Jensen, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – 5205 48 Ave, Taber, AB, on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

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March 20, 1964 – April 28, 2017

ALLAN BRADLEY “BRAD” KNOX, beloved husband of Patricia Knox, passed away while surrounded by his family, at the Foothills Medical Centre on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the age of 53 years.

Brad was the son of Ed and Judy Knox and the son-in-law of Ingrid Ferleyko. He leaves behind to mourn, two sons from a previous marriage, a son back home and a daughter who was the apple of his eye. Brad, who was warm-hearted and always giving, also leaves behind his two loving brothers and one sister as well as three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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Brian Dirk Kreft

1980 – 2017

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Brian Dirk Kreft at the age of 36 years old, in a tragic motorcycle accident early Sunday, April 30, 2017. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Darlene and dear children, Brody and Kylie; loving parents Tony and Nellie; sister Sharlene (Tyler) Nystrom, Kodah, Jazlie, Raedyn, Jakmen and Casper; Oma Jannigje Kreft and Oma Gery Grisnich as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Also mourning his passing are mother-in-law Ann Gierulski, sister-in-law’s Aurelie (Joe) Manio; Nicole (Chris) Housley and their children Mason and Autumn. He will be greatly missed by his many friends, employees and acquaintances. He was predeceased by his Opa Dirk Kreft and Opa Cornelius Grisnich; father-in-law Lyle Gierulski; aunt Margaret Slingerland; uncle Richard Kreft and cousin Adrian Kreft. Brian was born on October 15,1980 and spent his childhood on the family farm before making welding his chosen profession. He owned and operated Aztec Steel Fabricators at the time of his passing. A Funeral Service will take place at 1:30pm on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, Highway 3 & RR21-1 (Howe Road), Reverend A.A. Brugge officiating. Interment will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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TERRY DANIEL MAKI, of Foremost, beloved husband of Martha Maki, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Nadobny, Kenneth Wayne, of Vulcan, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on April 28, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

Ken was born in Sudbury, Ontario on November 24, 1935. His family later settled in Renfrew. At the age of 21, Ken left home and headed west. He eventually ended up in the Vulcan area where he met and married Carol Elaine Lerohl, on Sept 12, 1961 in Kemmer, Wyoming. They returned to Ontario and lived in Ottawa and then Renfrew. In 1964 they returned to Vulcan where Ken has resided since.

Ken worked for the Department of Highways for 31 years. He loved the outdoors, enjoying fishing and camping at Badger Lake and Dutch Creek, and his annual trips to the hunting camp. Ken was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Vulcan Fish and Game Association. Ken was known for his legendary sense of humor and positive attitude. He always had time for a chat as he toured the town on his scooter. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always ready for a game of crib with friends.

Ken is survived by his daughters Ann (Gord) Rupp of Champion and Sandy (Dwayne) Haga of Medicine Hat, son Ken Nadobny of Strathmore, grandchildren Amy (Jason) Tiegen, Alex (Dustin) Daub, Kennedy, Samantha and David Rupp, Jamie, Nolan and Shelby Haga, Dana and Cody Davies, great grandchildren Draydin and Trenton Davies, Owen and Raegan Daub and Rhett Tiegen, sister-in-law Dianne Lerohl, sisters Shirley Greer, Mary (Evans) Thrasher and brothers John and Bernie Nadobny. Ken was predeceased by his parents Jack and Gertrude Nadobny, brother Tony, and wife Carol.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Vulcan, AB (330 – 1 St. South, Vulcan) at 1:00 pm. with Fr. Tim Boyle Celebrant.

Tributes in Ken’s memory can be made to S.T.A.R.S. (1441 Aviation Park) NE, Calgary, AB, Box 570, T2E 8M7) OR Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation,(Box 28, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0).

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

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MRS. SANDRA ALVINA PAULS (KASNER) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 65 years. Sandra was born on February 2, 1952 in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Edward and Inez Kasner (Williams). Sandra spent most of her life in Coaldale, with only a short time away while working in Cranbrook, B.C. Sandra was a self taught beautiful pianist, an accomplished cook, and seamstress. She delighted in sewing clothes, accessories and costumes for her children and grandchildren. She was a generous hostess making young and old feel at home with her delicious culinary creations – from ham bone soup to wonderful desserts. Sandra adored her children and grandchildren to whom she was known as “Grandma Prize”. Sandra was a happy, non-judgmental lady – always willing to lend a listening ear and to lift others up when they were feeling down. She was a loving sister to her siblings almost unwilling to share her diagnosis of cancer, because it would make them feel sad. She was courageous and brave. Sandra will be missed by her children Tammy (Marvin) Oudshoorn, Richard (Trisha) Pauls, her grandchildren Kody (Katie), Brandon (Petra), Tiana & Kyle Oudshoorn, her brother Calvin Kasner, sisters Joyce Kasner, Edith (Kusty) Block, Elaine Baerg, Eva (Charlie) Harris, Linda (Ed) Martens, brother-in-law Kenneth Pratt, brother Ron (Cindy) Kasner, and her many nieces and nephews. Sandra was predeceased by her parents, her sister Marilyn Pratt, a brother-in-law Arthur Baerg, a sister-in-law Marlene Kasner, and a nephew Chad Harris. The family would like to thank her caregivers and were aware of Sandra’s appreciation for them. Sandra was especially grateful for the kind care and skill with which Dr. Vincent Luykenaar attended her, even to the extent of making house calls. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2216 – 21 Avenue A, Coaldale, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 235 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

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ASHLEY JOHN “BUD” SMITH, beloved husband of Mary Lou Smith and father of Marguerite Smith, all of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 1st, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Cremation, with a private interment at a later date.

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Bill “William” Sosick

1920 – 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Bill Sosick passed away surrounded by his loving family at the age of 96 years. Bill was born May 9, 1920 in Yugoslavia to parents Joe and Julia. He had four brothers; Pete, Louie, Morris and John. Bill immigrated to Canada in 1938 and settled in Picture Butte, Alberta. He worked in the sugar beet fields until he joined the Canadian Army in 1942. In 1947, he married the love of his life, Agnes (Wright). They were blessed with 8 children. Bill initially worked construction then began farming in 1952. They continued farming in the Picture Butte area for the next 40 plus years. Bill and Agnes recently celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary on January 22, 2017. Besides his loving wife, Dad will be fondly remembered by his children; Sharon (Bruce) McKay, Valerie (Doug) Munton, Gloria (Vinko) Nemecek, Calvin (Penny) Sosick, Colleen (Don) Shimek, Craig Sosick, Leanne Sosick; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Bill leaves to mourn his brothers; Louie (Johanna) Sosick, Morris (Joanne) Sosick; cousin Branko (Anica) Hrstic and families. Bill was predeceased by his parents Joe and Julia; brothers John and Pete; sons Barry and Larry; grandson Bradley and great grandson Karter. Dad’s passion for life, love for family and friends, patience, twinkle in his eye and infectious smile will always be remembered. The family is grateful for the loving care Bill received at the Lodge and Piyami Place in Picture Butte, as well as the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. A sincere thank-you to all the staff. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Pastor Ian Lawson and Pastor Ron Gartly officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Bill Sosick to Green Acres Foundation, 122 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0S9, c/o Piyami Lodge.

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