October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, December 9, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 9, 2017.

ALFRED CURTIS SMALL LEGS

Surrounded by his loving family, Alfred Curtis Small Legs passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the age of 58 years.

The Prayer Service for Alfred will be held at the Snodgrass Funeral Homes on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 12:30 pm, followed by a two-day Wake at Alfred & Beryl Ann’s home in Brocket. The Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Piikani Community Hall followed by the interment at the Brocket Cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Home

(Pincher Creek) assisting the Small Legs Family with funeral

arrangements (403) 627-4864.


DAY CHIEF

LESLIE RICHARD DAY CHIEF, beloved spouse of Annie Bare Shin Bone, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 46 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DE PEUTER

In our deep sorrow we are giving notice of the passing away of our oldest daughter Meta de Peuter after much suffering and pain. Born December 30, 1958 passed away December 6, 20127 at the age of 58 years. Survived by, her Dad and Mom bas and Gerie de Peuter, Martin, Jake, Bas with sons, Bas and Jake, Hanna, Gonda de Peuter and sons Joshua and Luke Overbeek, Aris and Yumi with children Samuel, Zen and Sarah, Janie and Rob Bootsma with children Shelby and Tristan, Michael and family, Helen with children Marielle and Kent. Family condolences will be held between 7:00 and 9:00 P.M. Monday December 11, 2017 at Eden’s Funeral Home 2424 5th Ave S, Fort Macleod, AB. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday December 12, 2017 at the Netherland Reformed Congregation Church, 2608 7Ave, Fort Macleod, AB. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


DOW

DOUGLAS ROY DOW, beloved husband of June Dow, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


EGGER

It is with intense and overwhelming sadness that we announce the very sudden and unexpected passing of DARCY MICHAEL EGGER at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 55 years.

Darcy was born on November 15, 1962 in Lethbridge, AB. He was – without a doubt – the most genuine, kind, considerate and loving person in our lives. Darcy was a father, brother, son, grandfather and friend. Darcy is survived by his daughter Amanda (Ashton) Ervin, his son Josh (Sasha) Egger and his four grandchildren – the loves of his life – Carson, Graeson, Sawyer and Isabella. Darcy is survived by his parents Martha & Fred Egger and his brother Dwayne (Judy) Egger. Darcy was also blessed to have many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Darcy was in the prime of his life and met every day with excitement, joy and terrible jokes. He embraced each moment of his life and put forth great effort in anything he did. He loved his work and was very skilled as a mechanical insulator. Darcy was proud to teach his trade to his son and eagerly watched Josh follow in his footsteps. Darcy loved and was loved by many. He often spoke fondly about his dear lifelong friend Johnny, and his new love, Melanie. He had a wonderful relationship with Charlene, and seeing the two of them blossom and grow as grandparents will forever be engrained in their grandchildren’s hearts. However, not much could compare to the special bond between Darcy and his sweet dog, Hailey. Darcy will be missed immensely. From his laugh, to his advice about movies and music; without him, there is a massive void that can never be filled.

A Celebration of Darcy’s Life will be held at ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB, 3RD FLOOR – 3401 Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

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


EGLAND

LORNE ROBERT EGLAND, of Shaughnessy, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FUHRMANN

ELLA FUHRMANN, beloved wife of the late Arnold Fuhrmann passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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HETFLEIS

MARY ANN (WIGHT) HETFLEIS passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NEWTON

LEONARD K. NEWTON passed away with his family by his side at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, at the age of 61 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue S., Lethbridge, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. Len will be laid to rest at Archmount Memorial Gardens, Lethbridge.

To send a condolence, please visit

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OLEKSY

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of BILL OLEKSY at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Left to mourn is Jennie, his wife of 63 years (to whom he was a fantastic loving partner); son Brent (Jamie), grandchildren Rick, Jody (Craig) and great-grandchildren Tesla, Nolan, Calder; daughter, Brenda (Bob) and grandson Chase; and youngest son, Barton (Cris) and granddaughter Katya. He is also survived by his sister Sylvia (Richard).

He was predeceased by his mother, father, three brothers and three sisters as well as his father-in-law and mother-in-law, with whom he was very close. Bill was born in Strong Pine, Saskatchewan, on October 3, 1926. He attended a small, one-room country school until grade nine and, when his family moved to BC, finished his schooling in Langley. He then made his way to Winnipeg to enroll in Teachers College. After graduation, he taught in many rural schools before settling in Swan River, Manitoba in 1953 to teach grades five through seven. He met Jennie, a fellow teacher, married her in 1956, and had three wonderful children.

For a change of pace, he moved his family to Lethbridge in 1967 where he managed the Super Sonic Car Wash for a year. He then returned to his first love – teaching. He taught in many schools, but his favorite time was as principal of the Dorothy Gooder School for eight years. At the same time as teaching and raising his children, he attended night school at the University of Lethbridge and obtained his B.A. He is fondly remembered as the teacher who loved to organize field trips and get his students to have more fun in and out of the classroom. Bill retired from teaching in 1987, but kept busy doing a number of things, including driving for Handi-Bus and working with AMA to teach driving to high school students. One of his favorite sayings was that, if he had to do it all over again, he’d have more fun!

Bill was famous for his wild selection of ties, suit jackets and mismatched socks. His collection of clothes was featured on CBC and was on display at the Galt Museum in Lethbridge.

Bill was also well known around town at Christmas, where he would stroll through different businesses playing Christmas carols on his mandolin. His mandolin playing was also enjoyed by many family members when he and Jennie would call to play and sing happy birthday.

The family would like to give a special thank you to nurses Kara, Katie, Doctors Plotnyk and Winder and all of the amazing staff on the 4th floor of the CRH.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held in the spring of 2018. Details will be announced at a later date.

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


SCHACHER

EVELYN LOUISE SCHACHER (nee Nitschke) passed away peacefully at West Highland Centre in Lethbridge on December 5th, 2017 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by beloved husband Bennie George and son Douglas Ward (Julie). She is survived by two sons, Barrie Colin (Lorraine) and Reginald Gregory plus seven grandchildren, many great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Bob Wallace officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow. After the reception, Evelyn will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

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SUTO

ETHEL SUTO passed away at Legacy Lodge on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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WOJTOWICZ

CARL GENE WOJTOWICZ, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Colleen Wojtowicz, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Carl will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Sheila and her husband Dana Hudson, two granddaughters Mackenzie Hudson and Brittany (DJ) Bent, and two great-granddaughters Natalie and Quinn Bent. Carl is also survived by his sister Helen (George) Dolbak, his brothers Tony (Tina – deceased) and John (Charlotte), his sister-in-law Martha, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Colleen in 2015, his parents Walter and Maria, his brothers and sisters-in-law Joe (Evelyn), Stanley (Dorothy), Eugene (Connie), Adam, Ed and Frank, as well as his father and mother-in-law Elwood and Daisy Nevil.

Carl was born in Diamond City on November 29, 1939 and was the youngest of ten children. His family moved to Lethbridge when he was six years old. He received his education at St. Basils and he was part of the first graduating class of St. Francis Boys High School in 1959. He was proud to join the Canadian Air Force and earn his “wings.” After two years in the Air Force, he met and married Colleen Nevil, and they were married 53 years. They raised their daughter Sheila and they were very active in her life, as well as in the lives of their granddaughters. His great- granddaughters Natalie and Quinn were his greatest treasures.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Lena Konrath
1925 – 2017
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, God called Magdalena Konrath, to her heavenly home at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Lena is survived by her three children Margitta (Doug) Greeno of Taber, Hart Konrath of Taber and Dieter (Eleanor) Konrath of Wolfville, Nova Scotia; six grandchildren James Sandon (Christine) Greeno of St. Albert, Chelsey (Jason) Hamel of Medicine Hat, Lacey Zaiser of Coaldale, Megan Konrath of Calgary, Emily Konrath of Sackville, Nova Scotia and Beth Konrath of Harpenden, Herts, England; great grandchildren Trinity, Trace, Kaitlin, Kenadie, Mya and Bentley.
Lena was born January 30, 1925 to Jacob and Christina Nannt in Borodino, Bessarabia, Romania. In 1953 she married Traugott Konrath and in 1956 they immigrated to Canada. They settled in Medicine Hat where they worked and raised their three children. In 1992, Lena moved to Wrentham and in 1997 she moved to Taber, where she has resided until the time of her passing. Many fond and lasting friendships were made during these years. Lena had a special love for children. Besides her own grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was affectionately known to many as “Oma”. Lena was a very spiritual person. Her love of God  carried her through many challenges in life. She will be sadly missed and her memory will always be treasured in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Lena’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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