January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, September 14, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 14, 2017.


1949 – 2017

EMILY BETEGH, age 67, beloved wife of the late Joseph Betegh, died unexpectedly September 1, 2017, from a tragic accident in her home. Emily was born October 13, 1949, in Satu-Mare, Romania, the daughter of Steve and Emilia (née Kiraly) Radvanszky.

Emily will forever be remembered and greatly missed by her devoted and beloved children; daughter Sophia Betegh, (grandsons Matthew and Zachary Hamelin and their father Geoff), and her son Steven Betegh. Emily leaves her sisters; Lia Robinson and Rita Smith, her brother Alex Radvanszky (Heidi). Emily also leaves behind many nieces and nephews; Julia Fraser (Stuart) (daughter Emily), Amy Smith (daughter Adelynn), Thomas Robinson (Nicole) (sons Owen, Noah and Bennett), Jeremia Radvanszky (Anya) (children Niko, Adrianna and Lillian), Patrick Robinson (Laura) (sons Jacob and Kyle), Joshua Radvanszky (Emily) (children Chase and Rogue), Christopher Smith and Andrew Smith; and her dear friends Bart and Suzanne Fontaine. Emily touched the lives of many; she will be missed, but not forgotten.

Angels will rejoice at Emily’s arrival in heaven and she will be welcomed with loving hearts by her beloved husband Joseph, parents Steve and Emilia, sister Julia Pickard, brothers-in-law Andrew Repaszki, Sheldon Robinson, Richard Pickard and her great-nephew Alex Fraser.

Emily immigrated in 1963 with her family to Canada at age 14. Emily met the love of her life, Joseph Betegh at work and were married in 1969. They had two wonderful children, Sophia, and Steven. Emily was an excellent role model as a working mother. In 1983, Joe and Emily started their own company where Emily worked as the Operations Manager until Joe retired in 2003. As she always liked to be busy, she continued to work for a number of years more.

Emily was an amazing, hard working woman; generous and with a kind soul, who loved to cook for family and friends. Her Hungarian desserts were greatly anticipated by all. Her grandsons awaited each Christmas for her to make “nagymama soup”. She was known for her artistic ways. She won many awards for her needle point at the County Fair. Nothing touched your heart more than when you saw her smile while laughing. It filled the room with joy.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeremia Radvanszky officiating.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Reginald John Brown died in a climbing accident on September 11, 2017 at the age of 33 years.

He died doing what he loved; his family and friends can take comfort in that.

A Celebration of his Life will be announced at a later time.

We will keep him in our hearts, and take solace in memories shared.

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


BURKE, ROGER DONEL, of Carmangay, beloved husband of Beryl, passed away at the Vulcan Community Health Centre September 7, 2017 at the age of 71 years.

Besides his loving wife Beryl, Roger is survived by his children – daughters Angela (Allan) Calvin and their children Ethan, Katurah, Bethany and Tasia; Kym (Chris) Nichols and their children Savannah, Merissah and Quade; and son Kelly (Cassie) Burke and their children Chase and Mattie. He is also survived by his brother Dennis (Carolyn) Burke, brother-in-law Carl Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews. Roger was predeceased by his parents Lethrie and June Burke and sister Raema Nelson.

Celebration of Life, conducted by Pastor Larry Losey and the Burke family, will be held September 16, 2017 at 2 pm at the Champion Hall. Inurnment to take place at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, any tributes in Roger’s memory can be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC), Box 99, Lomond, AB, T0L 1G0 OR Samaritan’s Purse Canada, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, Alberta, T3J 5H5.

Arrangements in care of

Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

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


AGNES HART, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Joseph Hart, passed away at the South Health Campus in Calgary on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Left to cherish Agnes’ memory is her son Alan (Jennifer) Hart of Nanton, two grandchildren Jason (Rhonda) Hart of Calgary and Deanna (Brock) Bartlett of Forestburg and two great- grandchildren Ella and Abrahm. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband of 45 years Joseph, Agnes was predeceased by her parents Delia and Alexander and one brother and one sister.

Agnes was born in Scotland in 1926 and was married in 1945 to Joseph Hart prior to immigrating to Canada in 1946 as a war bride. After moving between small towns in Alberta, they eventually made their home in Lethbridge in 1966. In-between this time they were blessed with a son who was born on December 10, 1946.

After moving to Lethbridge, Agnes sought employment with Automatic Electric, where she stayed until the company shut down. Following this Agnes enjoyed traveling with her husband Joseph. They spent time together in Scotland, Toronto, Las Vegas and numerous other places. Following Joseph’s passing, Agnes enjoyed gardening, she had an abundance of amazing flowers and vegetables and especially was fond of her red roses and yellow tulips.

Agnes will be fondly remembered by her family and all those whose lives have been touched by her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Agnes to the Alzheimer’s Society 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

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HINATSU, June Fujiye August 16, 1926 – Vancouver, British Columbia September 4, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Dad came to get Mom on Monday, September 4, 2017. It is with sadness we say goodbye but are comforted knowing they are reunited. Mom was born in Vancouver, BC on August 16, 1926 and celebrated her 91st birthday this year. Left to honour her memory are her children; son, Gerald and daughters, Karen (Noel) Thomas and Bonnie (John) Caldwell. She also leaves her precious grandchildren, Courtney (Landon) Wehlage, Halley Thomas, Harley, Molly, Skylar and Georgia Caldwell and Ela Hinatsu, as well as a great-grandchild, Chloe Wehlage. June was predeceased by her husband, Hector Hideo Hinatsu. A Private Cremation was held in Calgary on September 10, 2017 and a Family Graveside Memorial will be held in Lethbridge at Mountainview Cemetery (1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB; block 19, section 4) on September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Mother’s Life at Paradise Canyon – Riverview Room (185 Canyon Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB). We would like to thank Reverend Martin in Calgary for his support and prayers and Reverend Izumi for helping to conduct the Lethbridge ceremony. Thank you to Lynn and Lori from All About Seniors and the Mount Royal Staff who helped care for Mother in her final year. Thank you to McInnis and Holloway for helping to make a difficult time less challenging. Memories are what makes a person’s life continue and the grandkids will always remember Grandma’s smile, her chicken soup when they were sick, her amazing cooking abilities, especially her New Year’s supper with the black bean crab and sushi. They all had fun on her exercise machine and karaoke machine and when GG was angry with them, speaking to Grandpa in Japanese because she thought they couldn’t understand.

Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of June Hinatsu, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.


Teresa Lambert, beloved wife of Steve Lambert of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 11, 2017 at the age of 81 years. She was born in Zermatt, Switzerland on March 23, 1936. She was also the loving mother of Robert of Lethbridge, Peter (Miriam) of Victoria, and David (deceased). Proud grandmother to two grandchildren, David & Emily. Teresa was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She could always be relied on to help everyone and anyone. She loved gardening. She always enjoyed trips and always looked upon Steve’s new military transfers as a new opportunity to explore this country. She worked at Edith Cavell Care Centre for 18 years. A Final Goodbye will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB

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


IRENE ISABELLA McHUGH passed away in Cardston, AB on September 11th, 2017 at the age of 85 years.

The Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, September 17th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, September 18th at 12:00 p.m. Interment in the McHugh Family Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Leonhard “Leo” Neunzig

1931 – 2017

Mr. Leonhard “Leo” Neunzig of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gertrud Neunzig, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 86 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:30pm at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0A1.

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


RONNIE JAMES SLOVAK, of Taber, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

He is survived by his father Joe Slovak of Wrentham, brother Danny (Cheryl) Slovak of Wrentham, nephews Christopher Slovak of Lethbridge and Declan Slovak of Wrentham, niece Chantel Slovak (Jesse) and their family of Lethbridge, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, a foster son and his best friend Scott McLean of Taber.

He was predeceased by his mother Mary Slovak, grandparents George and Agnes Slovak and Sam and Danica Radisic.

Ronnie was born on June 20, 1961 in Calgary and was raised on the family farm in Wrentham. He began his schooling in Wrentham before moving on to High School at St. Mary’s in Taber. Ronnie’s passion was educating and mentoring young people on drug and alcohol addiction at many schools in southern Alberta. He also worked at the South Country Treatment Centre in Lethbridge for numerous years. Later, he purchased the small convenience store in Wrentham that was owned by the Grover family, which became Ron’s General Store and Post Office in the early 90s. Ronnie loved to socialize with his customers and friends over a cup of coffee. He was a fun loving guy who always had a joke and a good story to share. Ronnie’s love of antique cars and his dogs was well known to everyone. He will be dearly missed by his family, many friends and especially his nephew Chris.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Alice Takacs officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Ronnie, donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, District #17 Service Centre, PO Box 212 Stn Main, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y5.

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


MARILYNNE JULIET TREMEL, beloved wife of the late Casper Tremel, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

Marilynne is the loving mother of Carol (Allan) Van Buuren of Lethbridge and grandmother to Ashlynne, and Braydon (Serena) Van Buuren; and Cathy (George) Loewen and grandmother to Courtney, Sarah, Caitlyn and Michelle Loewen of Grande Prairie. She is also survived by siblings Gerry (Jane) Weiler, David Weiler, Betty Weiler (Brian Alston), Bill (Maria) Weiler and sister-in-law Cheryl Weiler as well as many nieces and nephews.

Marilynne was predeceased by her husband Casper Tremel, father Fred Weiler, mother Juliet Weiler and brother Jim Weiler.

Marilynne was born August 25, 1943 in Quebec City and adopted by Fred and Juliet Weiler on November 11, 1943. She was raised with her four brothers and one sister. She married Casper Tremel on March 30, 1964 and had two daughters.

Marilynne’s (Grandma T) passion for life began with her grandchildren. She was a kind and loving person who always believed in the goodness of all. She will be very much missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. Cremation to follow.

In memory of Marilynne, donations may be made to the McMan Youth, Family & Community Services, 435 – 5 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2B6.

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

Rose Racz
1925 – 2017
Rose Racz, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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