October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, August 17, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 17, 2017.

BARNETT

MICHAEL “MICK” BARNETT, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Dorothy Ann Barnett, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 14th, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Mick is the loving father of Jacquie (Wes) Rasmussen of Lethbridge, Kathy Thompson of Lethbridge, Susan Koma of Hinton, Jennifer Barnett (Chris Ross) of Lethbridge and Austin (Savannah) Barnett of Lethbridge. His memory is also cherished by his ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife Dorothy, Mick was predeceased by his children, Tracy and Timothy Barnett and his son-in-law, Larry Koma.

Mick farmed for years in Del Bonita and surrounding areas with his wife and children. He will be remembered as a kind and caring man with a generous heart. Mick will be missed among friends and family throughout.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge AB. on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon-Horon officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Mick will be laid to rest with his wife Dorothy in the Magrath Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


 

Cornelia Meliefste

1921 – 2017

Mrs. Cornelia J. Meliefste of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Peter Meliefste, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the age of 95 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, Reverend John Van Eyk officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held prior at the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the “Come Over and Help” organization, PO Box 275, Stn. Main, Brantford, ON, N3T 5M8.

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FODER

DONNIS FAYE FODER, beloved wife of the late John Andrew Foder, passed away peacefully at the age of 99 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her only son, Al (Alice) Foder; grandchildren, D’Arcy, Mark, Jeffrey, David (Fonda); great-grandchildren, Paris, Tori (Michael), Keaton, Keenan, Dalyce (Blake) and Bryce (Lauren) as well as great-great-grandson, Brooks.

Donnis was born in Medicine Hat on December 8, 1917, the only child born to Fay Demont and Lois (nee Thiel) Jackson; homesteader, businessman and Member of Parliament for the 40 Mile County. She was raised and graduated from private school in Medicine Hat.

We will continue to celebrate the life of “Grandma Donnis”. Her incredible personality and bright smile will never be forgotten.

“Grandma, we pray that you are in Heaven dancing with your beloved Johnny and watching over us. You have left us so many wonderful memories.”

The Foder family wishes to offer our heartfelt thank you and appreciation to the staff of St Therese Villa for their many kindnesses and exceptional care. Thank you to granddaughter Tori who was always making sure grandma was comfortable.

We respectfully requests that no flowers or food be sent to the family.

A Private Family Service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Guido Nekich

1931 – 2017

Mr. Guido Nekich of Lethbridge passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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HACKSON

DIANNE HELEN HACKSON, beloved wife of Don Burla, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

Besides her husband, Dianne is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Desirée Ganger (Dave Proulx) of Red Deer and Kaitlin Hackson (David Kropinak) of Lethbridge; step-children, Nicholas Burla, Cayley (Kyle) Neufeld and Jesse Burla, all of Lethbridge; mother, Hilda Ganger of Lethbridge; as well as six grandchildren: Gabriel Uzelman, Emiyah & Macsim Proulx, Ryder & Liam Kropinak and Olivia Neufeld.

Also left to mourn her passing are her seven sisters: Norma (Clyde) Rattan, Anita “Tina” (Ken) Wilson, Barbara Ganger (Don Loyie), Bonnie (Octave) DeSmet, Linda Keenan (Ron Holz), Donna Ganger and Sharon (Larry) Austin.

Dianne was predeceased by her father, Paul Ganger, brother, William Lampi, grandparents and also by her special friend, Stan Myndio.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the OLD MAN RIVER REGIONAL SERVICES COMMISSION – 3105 16th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with a potluck reception to follow.

In memory of Dianne, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Viola Francis
1919 – 2017
Viola Francis (nee Hansen), beloved wife of the late Howard Francis, passed away in Taber on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 98 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday, August 18, 2017 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 54th Street Chapel, 5314 – 54 Street, Taber on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Viola is survived by her children Lowell (Trish) Francis of Spruce Grove, James (Kellie) Francis of Lethbridge, Paul Francis (Ruth Wilson) of Lethbridge, Margaret (Terry) Stewart of Bloomington, Illinois, Kelly (Eric) Jensen of Lethbridge and son-in-law Bob Hamshaw of High River; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren and seventeen great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Phyllis Anderson of Medicine Hat, brother-in-law George Forchuk of Lethbridge and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Howard Francis; daughter Dianne Hamshaw and son Larry Francis; brother Norman (Lorraine) Hansen; sisters Mildred (Howard) Pierson, Lucille (Ted) Parks, Patricia (Ken) Cutts, Melba (Tage) Birck, Jeanette Forchuk, Evelyn (Bill) Lutes and brother-in-law Jay Anderson.
Viola was born in Taber on April 9, 1919 to Louise (nee Madsen) and James Hansen. She received her schooling in Taber. She was accepted to Normal School (Teachers College), but chose to accept a marriage proposal instead. Viola and Howard were married in the Cardston Temple on November 9, 1939. They resided on the family farm where they raised their 7 children.
Viola loved and cherished her family. She was devoted to her religion and served in many callings in the Church. Viola loved gardening both flowers and vegetables. She was an excellent cook, loved to bake sweets and made chocolates at Christmas. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Viola’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Alex Koskewich

1926 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, Alex Koskewich on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Alex married his beloved wife Florence on January 7, 1950. Together they raised their two sons, John and Darrel, on the family farm in Del Bonita. Alex continued to farm and was very active in the community. He was on the local school board for 25 years, president of the local Unifarm, and was very active with the local 4H Club. Everyone in Del Bonita knew Alex as a kind man and a friend, always willing to help.

Alex retired from farming and moved into Lethbridge in March of 2004. He resided at the Pemmican Lodge where he met many people who became his friends. You would see him attending all of the entertainment and activities at the Lodge, with camera in hand, taking pictures to share with everyone who lived there, whether they wanted to see them or not. He moved to Edith Cavell on March 1, 2017 after suffering a massive stroke and remained there until his passing.

Alex is survived by his son Darrel (Cindy), his grandson, Jeremy, his granddaughters, Tiffany (Lance), Jennifer (Matthew), Alexa and Katie. He is also survived by his sister, Vickie and sister-in-law, Verna. Alex had 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly and who will hopefully follow his example of kindness.

Alex was predeceased by his parents, John & Lena, wife Florence, brother George, brother-in-law Darrel Sommerfeldt and son John.

A Memorial Service for Alex will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pemmican Lodge, in care of Green Acres Foundation, 105 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 0Z7 where he spent 13 very happy years with his many friends.

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RUTH (née IRWIN) MAHEU

Our mother, who lived life fully with love and determination, passed away on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

The Memorial Service will held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter presiding.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either McKillop United Church (Growing the Dream) 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0X5 or a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


McNABB

THOMAS WILLIAM GORDON McNABB, 74, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017, at Lee Crest Supportive Living Facility, in Cardston Alberta, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Tom was born on May 22, 1943, in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Gordon Clifford McNabb and Mable Elizabeth (Hicks) McNabb. He was their only child. Tom married his wife, Peggy Eva (Reeder) McNabb, on July 16, 1966. Together, they had four children.

Naturally gifted with numbers and operations, Tom used those talents to build a strong and rewarding career. He began his career as a well-respected manager for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Calgary. In an effort to return to Lethbridge, he resigned from that job and accepted a position with the federal government as a financial development officer with the Department of Indian Affairs. Interests, life circumstances, and ambition eventually led Tom and his wife to build and operate several local businesses, including The Fabric Patch and The Financial Compass Group.

Tom was a 3rd degree Mason and an active member of Shriners International in his earlier years. In 1991, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He and his wife served an eighteen-month mission for the church in Toronto, Ontario, from 2010-2012. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, collecting coins and antiques, and going out for burgers.

Predeceased by his wife, Peggy (2016), and son, T.J. (2008), he leaves behind three children and thirteen grandchildren; Kriste (Chris) Rose and their children; Ally and Kylee; J. Barton (Barbara) McNabb and their children; Clarke (fiancé, Stefanie), Parker, Derek, Aaron, Ty; and Patrick (Audrey) McNabb and theirchildren; Brooklynn, Logan, Boston, Madison, Jameson, and a baby girl due in December.

A private service will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge, Alberta, where Tom will be laid to rest next to his wife and son.


Tony Soenen

1958 – 2017

Mr. Tony Soenen passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the age of 59 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 6:00pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Tony Soenen’s Life will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at 12:00pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Park Lake Paintball, at the North end of Park Lake Provincial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


WEBBER

Webber/Tuttle (Nee Kana), Edna, (formerly of Vulcan) of Lethbridge,

passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, AB on August 8, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1 pm at Central Church of Christ in Vulcan, AB (409-1 St. South), Pastor David Sarsons officiating. Interment Vulcan Cemetery.

Tributes in Edna’s memory can be made to the Alberta Cancer

Foundation, 1331-29 St. NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2 or S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca

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