January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, July 8, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 10, 2017.


MARION FRANCES ANGYAL, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mike Angyal, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Legacy Lodge on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Marion is survived by her six daughters: Valerie (Les) Kurtos, Gail (Barry) Thielen, Brenda Angyal, Cindy (Wayne) Coutts, Cheryl (Blair) Schnuth, and Jeanette (George) Cook; her grandchildren: April and James Blackmer, Brandon Thielen and Kendra (Rick) Deobald, Jasen and Carri-Ann Hansen, Candace (Mark) Dickson, Samantha Somma and JoAnne Cook; her great- grandchildren: Kage, Barrett, Hayden and Dane Hansen; Savannah and Lincoln Deobald, Magnus Dickson; Abbigail and Jaxen Somma; numerous nieces and nephews as well as her step grandchildren and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Angyal Jr.; parents Irving and Barbara Miller; her siblings Elmer Miller, Linda Johnston, Irene Thielen, Ada Emard, and Raymond Miller.

Marion was born in Calgary on February 6, 1929. At the age of three, she moved with her family to a farm in the Masinasin area. In 1951, she married Mike Angyal, Jr. Together they farmed east of Milk River, owned a vehicle dealership, and later set up an electrical business. Marion loved to sew for her six daughters, her grandchildren as well as enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch and ceramics. Her family have many cherished crafts made with love by her hands.

For many years, Marion played contract bridge and was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Border Ham Radio Club. Though she and Mike enjoyed spending their summers at the cabin they built on Echo Lake and their winters as “snowbirds”, they were always happiest at home close to their family who will miss her deeply.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB, on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant. A reception will follow at the church hall.

Marion will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Milk River Cemetery during a Private Family Graveside.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in Marion’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.

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


EUNICE SARAH COLEMAN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Reg Coleman of Calgary, daughters Linda (Robert) Smith of Lethbridge and Nancy Coleman (Richard Lancaster) of Lethbridge as well as three grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Eunice was born to Hugh and Rose McGillivray on April 15th, 1929 in Calgary. She was the last of five children, a singleton following two sets of twins, much to the relief of her mother! Eunice was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Calgary and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, where she was active in the drama club and served as co-editor of the yearbook.

Her independent spirit led to a career in banking and a move to Vancouver, where she met and later married George Coleman. Three children later, the family moved to Winnipeg, then Calgary and finally settled in Lethbridge, where Eunice began her position in the Finance Department of the Agriculture Canada Research Station. She worked there for 17 years with a close knit group who enjoyed socializing together, even after her retirement in 1994. Following her retirement, she took an active role in the care and upbringing of her three grandchildren.

Eunice was a natural beauty and believed in the importance of being properly attired. She was a highly organized person and kept meticulous records throughout her life. Eunice had a strong quiet faith and prayed daily. She had an incredibly strong spirit and met numerous health issues with a tenacity that few could believe. Eunice was an independent and private person with a strong sense of duty. She was known for her dry sense of humour, and strong conviction to speak the truth, regardless of the consequences!

Eunice loved to travel and particularly enjoyed Mexico, where she went several times with family. Recently she was able to reconnect with cousins in Prince Edward Island, a trip in memory of the one taken 30 years ago with her two sisters and their beloved mother. Eunice loved music, dancing and connecting with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. But her greatest joy was being a mother, a role she took great pride in and excelled at.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.

In memory of Eunice, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


KEITH DAWSON, beloved husband of Faye Dawson, passed away with his family at his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Besides his wife, Faye, Keith will be lovingly remembered by his family: sons Orin (Vicky), Trent and Kevin; grandsons Ryan (Rachel) and Shane; granddaughters Shanisse and Emma; great-grandson Ethan as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Keith was predeceased by his parents Henry and Lily Dawson; grandparents Wm and Lily Gold and Harry and Helen Crawford; father-in-law Albert (Blanche) Willford; brother-in-law James (Elaine) Willford; sisters-in-law Julia (Gordon) Clark and Bertha (Irvin) Stevenson.

Keith & Faye were married on Oct 14th,1958 in Coronach, SK. Keith was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He lived his life to the fullest, accepting challenges to make a better life for his family. He especially enjoyed having company; any reason was good enough for having a family gathering whether it involved camping, fishing, playing catch with the boys, skiing (water or snow), or going to the dances. He enjoyed quietly reading (for information) or playing with our numerous pets. He will be remembered fondly as a man of integrity and kind- heartedness. Keith will forever be cherished within his circle of friends & family for his gifts of thoughtfulness and sense of humor. He cared deeply and loved generously. Keith will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

Donations if so desired may be made to McKillop United Church (Building the Dream), 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0X5 or to a charity of your choice.

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


MR. RONALD ROY DUDA of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday June 30, 2017 at the age of 62 years. A private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


STEVE GRUNINGER, beloved husband of the late Eva (nee Powell) Gruninger of Magrath, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista, on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Afton (Ray) Johnson of Champion, AB, Bryan (Elaine) Gruninger of Lethbridge, AB, Richard (Doris) Gruninger of Magrath, AB, and Margaret (Gerry) Henry of Del Bonita, AB; 15 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren as well as his sister, Elizabeth Stanek of Magrath, AB.

Steve was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Theresa Gruninger, his daughters, Roberta Jane (nee Gruninger) Grass and Laurel Lea (nee Gruninger) Hansen, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Irene Gruninger, his second wife, Dorothy (nee Balderson) Gruninger as well as his brother-in-law Eugene Stanek.

Steve worked for J.A. Ririe until 1979 then worked for the M.D. of Cardston until his retirement.

A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY – on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. with Woody Gruninger officiating.

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IRENE (LELEKACH) NORDEANApril 30, 1925 – July 3, 2017

Irene passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta in her 92nd year. Irene was born in Readymade, AB and spent most of her life in Turin and Picture Butte. Irene was predeceased by her husband Melford in 1988, and her sister Margaret Scott in 1992. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Lyndon (Susan), grandchildren Sarah (Ian) and Melissa (Scott) and great grandchildren: Marlowe, Vivian, Clive and Lila, as well as her sister Betty Elaschuk and loved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Irene was well-known in her community. She drove a school bus from 1962 – 1991, won many awards for her garden, and in 2009 received a Minister’s Seniors Service Award at Government House for her dedication and service to Seniors in the Picture Butte area. Thank-you to Dr. Brenda Ireland, Home Care Services, and the staff at Piyami Place and the Lodge in Picture Butte who provided wonderful care for Irene and support to the family. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her church, TRINITY UNITED, 528 Maple Cres. South, Picture Butte.

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


The family of WILLIAM “BILL” CHARLES SCOTT is saddened to announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 76.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, July 8th at 11:00 A.M. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow.

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GLADYS HELEN SIMONS (nee Chorney) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, in Lethbridge Alberta on June 30th, 2017 at the age of 70 years. She will be forever missed by her loving husband of 47 years, Frank; son Michael (Marilyn), grandchildren Abigail and Victoria. She will also be missed by her sister Lillian (Brian) Kazuk, nephew Robert (Rosie), niece Jill; brother Doug (Michelle) Chorney, niece Erin (Nate); brothers-in-law Pierre (Mary-Lou) Simons; Charlie (Judy) Simons; Willie (Antoinette) Simons; sisters-in-law Tina (Al) Simons; Johanna (Joe) Simons; as well as many nephews and nieces. Gladys was predeceased by her parents Anton and Adeline Chorney, parents-in-law Peter and Tina Simons, brothers-in-law Alfons, Joe and Matt, sister-in-law Elly Hopman. Gladys was born in Selkirk, Manitoba on July 8th, 1946 and grew up on a grain and potato farm in East Selkirk where she worked hard helping her parents. She became very involved in the 4H movement excelling at public speaking to a national level. In 1968 Gladys embarked on a bold move to Calgary, and later Lethbridge where her career blossomed from retail management to social services, working for the Province of Alberta for 47 years up until her passing. Gladys was committed to providing the utmost care to her clients which further illustrated her nurturing disposition and care for the well-being of others. It comes as no surprise that she had many caring and supportive co-workers throughout her career, who became some of her best friends. It was in Lethbridge where Gladys met the love of her life, Frank. Together they raised their son Michael and developed many friendships that became the basis for their success and happiness. The opportunity to be with her two precious granddaughters was a source of endless joy for Gladys. In addition, Gladys loved to host many family and friends traveling from Manitoba as they passed through Lethbridge. Gladys became known for her skill in the kitchen and for cooking wonderful meals exploring the culinary world. Her dinner parties created special moments for us all to love and laugh. All aspects of hospitality were tended to as she always made sure to include special treats for young and old visitors. Everyone left wishing they could stay a little longer. Gladys always found time to become involved in everyone’s life and give close attention to the personal details of their families. Her generous heart gave way to hosting many wedding showers, baby showers and special events for anyone who was fortunate enough to be part of her life. Gladys and Frank continued to remodel and upgrade their home with finishing details, which became the framework for showcasing a visual catalog of the people, places and events of her life. The definition of full or enough was an abstract concept in the world of Gladys where every square inch of the floor and wall space needed just one more item to complete her home. She also took the skill of sewing, cross-stitching and Ukrainian Easter eggs to the highest level of perfection. Gladys could never have managed her way through life, and more recently kidney disease, without the unending care and support of many people. Special thanks to Erika Bauer, Emil Szekrenyes, and Maureen Horon. Gladys was predeceased by her great friend Pat Moline. A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses who supported Gladys throughout her kidney disease. Thank you also to the Renal Clinic, 4C and the ICU staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Morley Wong and the incredible staff working with him for their dedicated care for Gladys. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held on August 12th at the LETHBRIDGE MULTICULTURAL CENTRE located on the corner of 6th avenue and 5th street south from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, service starting at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Renal Unit c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South Lethbridge T1J 1W5, in memory of Gladys would be appreciated.

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

Victor Hildebrand
1924 – 2017
Victor Hildebrand, beloved husband of the late Anna Hildebrand, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Westview Cemetery of Grassy Lake (formerly Mennonite Brethren Cemetery) on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:30 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Victor is survived by his daughter Marilyn Hildebrand of Edmonton, son David (Hilda) Hildebrand of Leduc, grandson Steven, granddaughter Katherine (Devon) Opden Dries, granddaughter Deanna (Ty) Andres, and great-granddaughter Nora Andres. He is also survived by two brothers George Hildebrand, John Hildebrand; two sisters Mary Hansen, Betty Hildebrand; and sister-in-law Olga Hildebrand as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many other friends.
Victor Hildebrand was born on January 3, 1924 in Gnadenfeld, Russia. At the age of one year his parents immigrated to Canada. They lived in Kitchener, Ontario for a short time, and then made their way to Reesor, Ontario where they lived for about five years.
After the family left Reesor, they made their way to southern Alberta settling in the Grassy Lake area. Life continued on the farm and in 1935 his father passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly from appendicitis. Even during hard times, his faith was very important to him.
Love struck in 1954, and he married Anna Willms from Virgil, Ontario. They were blessed with two children, Marilyn and David. They retired to Coaldale in 1989 and both enjoyed music and singing. Victor sang and played violin with the Chapel Singers for many years, till his health would not allow it.
In April 2012 he moved to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale enjoying his time there, knowing many of the residents from many years ago. In December 2015 it became evident that he would need to start dialysis and then moved to St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge. Victor entered his Heavenly Home on Sunday, July 2, 2017 surrounded by his family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Victor’s name may be made directly to SEND International, 1-22423 Jefferies Road – RR5 – Komoka, Ontario N0L 1R0 (Larry & Joyce Thiessen), or Canadian Food Grains Bank, P.O. Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2L4.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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