By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 21, 2017.
1919 – 2017
Hilda Irene Eberle, beloved wife of the late John Eberle, passed away in Taber on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 98 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
ELIZABETH ANNE FREDERICKS, beloved wife of the late Harley Gordon Fredericks, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 86 years.
Elizabeth is the loving mother of Richard (Mary) Fredericks of Fort McMurray, Bonnie Cress of Calgary and Harley (Monica) Fredericks of Lethbridge, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her four brothers, Maurice (Lourdess) Trockstad, Eivind Trockstad, Bruce (Shirley) Trockstad and Leif Trockstad, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Harley Gordon and two sons David and Terry.
Elizabeth was born June 25, 1931 in Lethbridge, where she was raised and educated. She was proud to say she lived in five provinces of Canada. Some of her favourite memories were from basking in the sun in Arizona. She will be missed by her family and her friends in Arizona.
The family will be conducting a Private Graveside Service at a later date.
In memory of Elizabeth, donations may be made to the Alberta SPCA – 17904 118th Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB T5S 2W3 or to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation – 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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1943 – 2017
Mr. Grant Kristjanson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Elaine Kristjanson, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the age of 74 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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JOHN MEHALKO, beloved husband of Helen Mehalko passed away on Friday, August 11 at the age of 94.
He was born in Retlaw to George and Julia Mehalko on July 12, 1923. The fourth of five children, John was raised on the homestead family farm in the Sundial area and started working on the farm as a small boy while attending school. John continued farming until moving into Lethbridge, where he continued to trade cattle.
John married Helen Kundrik and they celebrated their 65th Anniversary this past June. John was the loving father of Joyce (Richard) Haney and Donna (John Colapinto) of New York. He has four grandchildren, Shaun (Tricia) Haney of Picture Butte, Kevin, Kerri Lynn (Bradley)Vanderberg, and Johnny Colapinto, and five great-grandchildren, Kalem, Rylynn, and Karsen Haney, and Damen and Kadence Vanderberg. He is also survived by sister-in-law Maxine Mehalko and many nieces and nephews.
John was hardworking and generous to his family and friends. Competitive in all aspects of his life, he played for the Sundial Baseball Team, curled, played horseshoes, and was an avid sportsman. He had a love for camping and traveling and was known for his meticulous attention to his motor homes and boats.
John is predeceased by his parents, his brothers George (Pat), Joe, sisters Regina and Margaret (Ralph) Bilton, niece Sherry Bilton, and great-grandson Branden Vanderberg.
The family would like to thank the caring staff of St. Michael’s Healthcare Centre where John resided for the past eight years.
Family and friends are invited to a Service of Remembrance at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Recreational Music Program, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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