October 24th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 31, 2017.

Kathy Andrus
1946 – 2017
Kathleen Claire Andrus, beloved wife of Glenn Andrus, passed away in Taber on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


PATRICIA ANN BATES

1939-2017

PATRICIA ANN BATES nee MCTIGHE passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the age of 77.

A Come and Go Reception will be held for Pat at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BROWN

MARJORIE BROWN passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


BROWN

RAYMOND FRANK BROWN, beloved husband of Barbara Brown, of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CURRAN

JESSE DUDLEY CURRAN passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 69. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 43 years, Joan, and daughters: Rosella, Arlene, Marlaina and son Kevin, as well as his much-loved grandchildren: Zach, Trey, Jesse, Leland, Ivar, and Apolena. No funeral service at his request. Cremation.

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


FICUR, Lino

July 19, 1933 – May 26, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lino Ficur on Friday, May 26th, 2017 with his wife and family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 83.

Lino was born in Isola D’Istria, Italy on July 19th, 1933. He immigrated to Canada in March of 1957. He is predeceased by his father, Francisci and his mother Mariae, brother Riccardo, brother-in-law Palmerino Iafrancesco, sister-in-law Antonietta Kern and nephew, Rob Kern.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 55 years, Angelina, his sister Iolanda Ficiur and two nieces Esperanza and Cinzia Ficiur in Italy, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Annina and Giuseppe Antonelli of Calgary, brother-in-law Joseph Kern of Lethbridge, nieces Lina, Marilena, Juliana and Dora – along with nephews Dave and Mike – and many friends he made throughout his life in Italy and here in Canada.

When Lino arrived in Canada, he began working in the sugar beet fields in Raymond and worked hard at several other jobs before working at the House of Lethbridge Brewery (Sick’s), and it was there that he truly enjoyed working for 15 years before retiring.

He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered for his strong work ethic, his ability to manufacture almost anything and his attention to detail! He was a generous man who shared many words of wisdom. He loved to tell stories and jokes – had a quick wit and a hearty laugh!

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 604 13th Street North, Lethbridge AB on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal, Celebrant.

Following the Funeral Mass, Lino will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


FOOTE

EDITH LOU FOOTE passed away in Fort Macleod on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


FORTIN

ROBERT “BOB” CHARLES FORTIN, beloved partner of Tabetha Renning.

Our Bob, the love of our lives left us at 5:35 a.m. on May 26, 2017 after a courageous battle against cancer at the age of 48, he passed away surrounded by his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at the PIONEER PARK, EXHIBITION GROUNDS – 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 2, 2017 starting at 1:00 P.M.

Bob had a love for motorsports and restoring muscle cars, let’s give Bob a show and bring your Rods & Bikes.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HENINGER

(nee Sarka)

1942 – 2017

KAREN HENINGER, of Stirling, beloved wife of the late Bill Heninger, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at the age of 75 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Neil (Sandy) Sinclair, Dean Sinclair, Lorne Sinclair and Janet Burgess as well as her grandchildren Gage & Tristin Burgess. Karen is also survived by her sister Ardis Branch (Howard – deceased) as well as numerous extended family members.

Besides her husband Bill of 21 years, Karen was predeceased by her brother Gerald Sarka.

Karen’s life will be celebrated during a COME AND GO RECEPTION, which will be held at 121 3rd Avenue, Stirling, AB on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 starting at 2:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HERASEMLUK

It is with a very saddened and heavy heart that we announce the passing of GEORGE HENRY HERASEMLUK beloved husband of Judy, of Lethbridge, AB., George passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the age of 69 years.

Besides his wife Judy, George is survived by his two brothers: Jerry (Kim) Herasemluk and Harry (Calani) Herasemluk, his mother Dusi Herasemluk as well as many aunts, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his father Henry Herasemluk, and uncles Terry McIntosh and John Shaskin. George was born in Wels, Austria on September 5, 1947. His family immigrated to Canada in 1950. George’s family worked in and around the farming community in Southern Alberta, before finally settling in Lethbridge. George attended schools in Lethbridge and after completing high school in 1969, he went on to work for Saskatchewan Power Corporation in Saskatoon, SK. After a few years there, he moved back to Lethbridge and began his career with Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. Ltd. During his 37 years of service George held various positions in the company. CWNG later became ATCO Gas and George retired in 2005 as a Supervisor of Operations in Lethbridge and district. He also started a landscaping business back in 1998 which he named George’s Bobcat Service Ltd., and that he continued to operate to this day. In 2002, George met the love of this life, Judy, and they married shortly after in 2003. Together, they lived on their acreage west of Coalhurst.

George was renowned for his love of gardening and he was known to be starting his tomato plants early every spring, which he loved to share with his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved to compete with other tomato growers to see who could grow the biggest, best tasting and most tomatoes.

He also loved to go fishing with his buddies Vito and Mike and was very competitive to see who could catch the first, the biggest and the most fish whenever they went out.

George was the go-to man in the neighborhood whenever anybody needed help with a project they were working on. He was also the first person in the community to offer a helping hand to anyone needing assistance. George will be greatly missed by his family and the members of his community. His absence will leave a huge gap and he will be dearly missed by all those who knew him and loved him.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Anton Ciobanu officiating.

A further Celebration of George’s Life will follow at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB – 1511 St. Edward Blvd. N., Lethbridge, AB.

In memory of George and his battle, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The University of Calgary Fund Development Office at:

Fund Development Office

Health Sciences Centre

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1

Attn: Pam Fawcett

Please specify on the cheque or on a cover letter that he would like the cheque to be directed to Oliver Bathes’ Oncology Research Fund.

The donation will be tax deductible.

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


KANASHIRO

JOHN YONEICHI KANASHIRO, beloved husband of Alice, passed away at Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife, John is survived by his children: Ron (Tonya), Barry (Sue), Warren (Margaret), Dale (Sharon), and Derrick (Cathy); six grandchildren: Satchi, Noah, Mitchell, Ryan, Zoe and Maya. John was one of nine siblings born to Yasutaro and Kami Kanashiro. He is also survived by siblings: Dick, Helen, and Mechi.

John was born in Vancouver in 1923 and was relocated in 1942 to the Lethbridge area. He worked for the Department of Public Works, working on many buildings in Southern Alberta.

John enjoyed curling, golfing, camping, and in his youth liked to play baseball.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gardenview Lodge and Park Meadows Good Samaritans for their friendship and care of their father.

Flowers and koden are gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their own choice.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with family on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge. The Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating.

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


Lola Leavitt

1946 – 2017

Mrs. Lola Leavitt of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NISHIYAMA

August 23, 1927 – May 28, 2017

MAC NISHIYAMA passed away on May 28, 2017 after an extended stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Mac is survived by his wife Reyko and daughters Karen (Ron Wegner), Kiyomi (Dan McGee), Dianne (Rick) Romeril, Robin (Scott Peacock), Candice (Brian) Young, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Betty Tanigami, Kaz Sugimoto and a very large extended family. He was predeceased by his son Russell.

The family appreciates the care that Dad received at Chinook Regional Health Centre and Peter Lougheed Centre, Vascular Unit as well as the support of the caring staff at Martha’s House.

A celebration of Mac’s life will be held in Lethbridge at the ENMAX CENTRE – 2510 Scenic Drive South, on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11 A.M.

Flowers and koden are gratefully declined.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

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