October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 22, 2017.

BADURA, CHARLES “Charlie”

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Charlie on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, with his loving wife Mary at his side.

Born 89 years ago in Vnorovy, Czechoslovakia on November 1, 1927, Charlie was the eldest son of Florian and Frances Badura. At the age of six, Charlie, his mother and his brother John emigrated to Canada, sailing across the Atlantic waters and landed in Halifax on April 1, 1933. Shortly thereafter, they traveled across many Canadian provinces in hopes of joining Florian and making Taber Alberta their permanent home as new proud Canadians. While visiting Chatham during the fall of 1955, Charlie met his sweetheart Mary Mojzis, and on November 24, 1956 they were married and they started their new life together on the farm in Harwich Township, Chatham-Kent.

With Mary close at his side, along with their seven children and throughout both plentiful and challenging growing seasons , dad repeatedly worked the land with great determination and was always proud to say, he was a Canadian farmer. Dad’s love for the land kept him busy for many decades, however he remained dedicated to his strong belief in God, celebrated his Czech heritage with pride and made his entire family a priority. Charlie will be lovingly remembered as a gentle and compassionate father by his children: Paul and Susan Badura, Angela and John Buxton, Gerald and Bella Badura, Rosalie and Patrick Mancell, Michael Badura, Jeremy and Magda Badura and Janet and Derek Wilken.

“Grandpa Charlie” cherished grandfather and great-grandfather of Evan and Jennifer Badura, John (Michelle) Buxton Jr and Krys (Shaun) Buxton, Chamille and Chameron Badura, Cameron Mancell, Chanel and Chad Barry, Emma and Benjamin Badura and Lilah, Max and Quinn Badura. Charlie was a kind-hearted and hard working brother to eleven younger brothers and sisters and will be sadly missed by his surviving siblings in Alberta: Mary Kusalik, Frank Badura, Joe Badura, Annie Cudrak, Lydia Brecka, Mildred Braat, Rose Badura and Helen Zadnik and all of their families.

Predeceased by his brother John Badura and sisters Beth Braat and Frances Pavka, his father-in-law Josef Mojzis, mother-in-law Marie Mojzis and infant grandson Drew T. Badura (1986). Charlie will be missed by sister-in-law Julie Kozlof (Blenheim) and a vast number of nieces and nephews residing in Ontario, USA and Alberta.

The Badura family will receive family and friends on Friday June 23, 2017 at the funeral home, 156 William Street S. Chatham, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 – 9pm. Parish prayers will be offered at 3 pm.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 24, 2017 at St Ursula’s Catholic Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Ave West, Chatham at 10:30 am with Fr. Matt Kucharski as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Charlie, may

make one towards The Alzheimer Society of Canada or a charity of your

choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at peseski.com.


CATONIO

RICARDO TINO CATONIO, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at the age of 54 years.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DAY RIDER

APRIL ROSE “ROZIE” DAY RIDER, of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at the age of 45 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving father Johnny Day Rider, her “Ma” Aggy, her precious daughter Ashley and beloved granddaughters Scarlett and Paris. She is also survived by her siblings: Lisa (Gary), Norma-Jean, Johnny Jr. (Tammy), Vernon (Candace), Andy Jr. (Randi), JB (Lisa), Tommy (Lisa), Anita and Cindy (Tim).

April was predeceased by her grandma, Rosie Day Rider.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL – Blood Reserve, AB, on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 7:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL – Blood Reserve, AB. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:00 P.M with Leonard Day Rider & Morris Little Wolf officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FAWNS

ALMA BURNHAM FAWNS, passed away peacefully on June 19th, 2017 at the young age of 99 years. She is survived by her daughters Leanne White and Denna Walters and their families. Alma was predeceased by her husband Willis A. Fawns, her parents and her four brothers and five sisters. Alma was born in Claresholm, Alberta and spent most of her young years growing up in the Cardston/Glenwood area. Alma married Willis Fawns on November 8, 1943. They settled in Stirling where they farmed and raised their two daughters. They later moved to Lethbridge where they continued to enjoy a small-town lifestyle. After being a widow for many years, Alma married Walter Sievers. They only had a few years together as Walter passed away in 2004. Mom spent her later years at the Heritage Lodge in Lethbridge. This was home and she loved living there. She enjoyed walking in the neighbourhood and downtown. She was happy to let everyone know that she could still walk eight blocks a day (with the help of her trusted walker). There will be a small family gathering on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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


HART, KEN

Ken Hart, beloved husband or Merna Hart, passed away on June 20, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

A visitation will be held between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Relief Society Room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 643 20 St, Fort Macleod, AB.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 643 20 St, Fort Macleod, AB. With Bishop David Orr Officiating.


HETHERINGTON, Margaret

(nee Dent)

Margaret (Peggy) Hetherington, born December 31, 1919 passed away quietly at the age of 97 at Eau Claire Retirement Residence on June 21, 2017.Born in Stockton on Tees, England, Mom used to tell the story of heading to the air-raid shelter in the middle of the night during WW II with her little brother in tow. She also spoke of how her older brother was injured and rescued by a fishing boat at Dunkirk. During the war, she met and later married her best friend’s cousin Arthur, a Canadian soldier from Claresholm, Alberta. She met Arthur on a blind date in Stockton on Tees, England. Dad always claimed it was love at first site and it did last forever. They were always together. Mom loved to sing and had a reputation as a great bridge player. She was also known for her exceptional beauty and intelligence. In a crisis, she always knew just when to say, “We are going North.”While still in England, she worked in the office of Industrial Chemical Company, her savings helped buy their first little house in Taber.Mom loved to talk about the stock market and investments with her family and always had her own bank accounts. Her most sound advice, ” pay the mortgage off and the rest is easy;” which she herself did with her Canada Savings Bonds. She always believed in real estate. Mom was ahead of her time in many ways. Being born and growing up in Northern England during the war, she was a real saver. Mom would rather have the money than a new dress. She kept her shoes “for good” until they were out of style (unlike her daughters).Growing up we always had a garden; lots of healthy food and nothing went to waste. We had swimming lessons, figure skating lessons and my brother played hockey. We all drove the family car around town by age 16 and Mom & Dad helped us into our first cars.Family gatherings were cherished, Christmas and Easter our family was always together. My brother would fly home at Christmas no matter where he was in the world.Dad worked for Alberta Gov’t Telephones and the family was transferred around Alberta to Calgary, Taber and Fort Macleod ending his career in Edmonton at head office. They always bought and built and fixed up at least one house in every location they lived. Mom had a real knack with decorating. While the family lived in Sherwood Park, Mom and Dad bought a quarter section of land and built “The Cabin” at Long Lake. Many happy weekends were spent there winter and summer. Mom and Dad retired to Redwood Meadows near Bragg Creek to be closer to family and became members of the Seniors Association there. Many happy days were spent together with family and friends. Their final years together were spent at Signatures Villas in Calgary.Mom left a true legacy, a life well lived.Mom was predeceased by her husband Arthur Hetherington, son Robert Hetherington, son in law Edward (Teddy) Keys and brother Joseph Dent, England.She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Ann Falk and Patricia Keys (Bob), her granddaughter Heather Cameron (Scott), great granddaughters Elizabeth and Kathryn Cameron, all from Calgary, grandsons Ryan Keys (Chantal) of Calgary, Michael (Kate) Keys of Mexico and her sister in law Peggy Markle from Claresholm. Thank you to Dr. Davies and Mom’s nurses and the kind staff on the 4th floor of Eau Claire Retirement Residence for all their help with Mom. A private service will be held at a later date.


HULL

CATHERINE EURWEN (PRITCHARD) HULL, beloved wife of the late Norman Leslie Hull, passed away in Cardston and returned to live with her loving Heavenly Father on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the age of 94 years. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Norman; her parents Hugh and Annie Pritchard; one little sister, Gwyneth and three brothers: Evion, Robert and Emyr and one granddaughter, Rebecca. She is survived by one brother, Arvon (Rose), one sister Gwen, three sisters-in-law; Marlene, Joy, and Rose; twenty four grandchildren, seventy two great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Catherine and Norman spent the majority of their married life on their farm west of Cardston where they raised five children: Ann Lutz, Elwyn, Robert (Lorraine), Glenys (David) Murray, and Jean-Marie (Ron) Schow. Catherine was active in her church and community and served in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Cardston Hospital. She was an ardent genealogist, having searched out many of her Welsh progenitors. Writing was her passion and she enjoyed participating in writers’ workshops and in contributing to various newspapers including the Lethbridge Herald as the Cardston Correspondent for many years. She was a kind, loving, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be greatly missed. ‘till we meet again!

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta Stake Center (338 – 5th Avenue East), on Saturday, June 24th, 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


Patrick “Pat” Drader

1945 – 2017

Patrick Drader of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Betty Hanson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 72 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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


Schnell, Perpetua “Bella”

Bella Schnell, beloved wife of the late Bill Schnell, passed away on June 19, 2017 at the age of 99 years. For those that wish to pay their respects a visitation will be held between 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. on Friday June 23, 2017 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave. Fort Macleod. AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2604 3rd Ave, Fort Macleod, AB with Reverend Angelo D’Costa Officiating. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of choice in Bella’s Name


Shari Parton

1940 – 2017

Mrs. Shari Parton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ronald “Ron” Parton, passed away at the South Health Campus in Calgary on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the age of 77 years. Shari was born February 16, 1940 to Clarence & Edna Sherwood in Pocatello, Idaho. She graduated from Pocatello High in 1958. She later graduated from Idaho State University in 1962 with a degree in education, which was her passion. Working with children for most of her career as a first grade teacher. She was one of the first teachers to work at Park Meadows Elementary in 1982, and retired from there in 2000. She and Ron Parton were married August 27, 1961. Together they had four children Jeff, Jennie, Julie & Jennifer. Besides her loving husband Ron, she is survived by her three daughters; her son; and her twelve grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Clarence & Edna; brother Jim Sherwood; and granddaughter Katelyn Needham. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street, South, Lethbridge, AB., with Pastor Doug MacArthur officiating.

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


SULLIVAN

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of PATRICK “SULLY” SULLIVAN, who passed away peacefully on Monday June 19, 2017 in Lethbridge at the age of 74 after a long battle with Lymphoma. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Jean Sullivan; daughter Megan (Scott) Routly of Calgary; two granddaughters Taylor Routly and Shay Routly of Calgary; brother Tim Sullivan of Lethbridge and sister Shannon (Jim) Dunlop of Olds as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Len and Helen Sullivan of Lethbridge and his sister Judy (Bill) Brown of Dundas.

Sully had worked at the Lethbridge Herald for 38 years, both as a sports and entertainment editor before retiring in 1999. He spent his retirement time golfing and with family and friends. Sully was known for his laughter, love of life, telling jokes and stories, loving sports and for his immense love of his four girls.

Sully did not want a funeral (he had “attended too many of those in the past few years”). An open house will be held at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 – St. Edward Blvd. N, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. to celebrate his life. Sully’s request is for everyone to tell a joke or funny story in his honour.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, #316, 1212 – 31 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 7S8.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


BOB (ABRAHAM) TOREN

Bob Toren, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 pm in Dulcina Hospice – Covenant Care, Calgary at the age of 73.

Bob was born April 22, 1944 in Scheemda, Holland. He immigrated to Canada with his family in May of 1953. Bob is survived by his wife Helen of 50 years, son Michael (Dana Parenteau), sister Wicky (Adrian) Uitbeyerse, sister-in-law Margaret (Fred) Bosch, brother-in-law Gerard (Nellie) Toeters as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Bob worked as a journeyman welder until he suffered a brain aneurysm in February of 1990. Despite physical and cognitive disabilities and in later years dealing with heart disease, hip fractures, leukemia and interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, Bob maintained his positive attitude and extraordinary sense of humor. He inspired so many to live and laugh, even when life knocked him down.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 290 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm.


TYSSELAND

PHYLLIS MILDRED TYSSELAND With love we announce the passing of Phyllis Mildred Tysseland (nee Meaker). She was a dear wife, special Mother, and loving Nan. She was born in Calgary Alberta on June 24, 1937. She passed peacefully with family at her side in Lethbridge five days prior to her 80th Birthday. Phyllis and David’s 58th Wedding Anniversary would have been this August 14. She is survived by her loving husband David, Daughter Lori (Dave) Shellenberg, son Gary Tysseland, and youngest daughter Beverly Tysseland, four special grandchildren Stephanie and Kevin Shellenberg, Austin and Craig James, Dear sister Muriel Kirkman, Brothers Ken (Claire) Meaker, Don (Donna) Meaker and many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her parents William and Pansy Meaker, and sister Doris (Roy) Williams. A Private family graveside service will be held. A Celebration of Life tea will take place on her 80th Birthday, Saturday June 24th at the Village Green Clubhouse, 100 Fairmont Boulevard South from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Diabetes Canada online, mailed to Suite 204-2323, 32 Avenue Northeast Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3, or at 1-800-226-8464.

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


Vernon Patrick Martens

1950 – 2017

Mr. Vernon Patrick Martens of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Bonnie Lynn Martens, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the age of 67 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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


Victor Rempel
1933 – 2017
Victor Wilbur Rempel, beloved husband of Margaret Rempel, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 23, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. A brief program will begin at 7:15 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Church of the Open Bible, 290 – 19 Avenue NE, Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Turnhill Cemetery. 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.

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