October 21st, 2020

SATURDAY, January 20, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 20, 2018.

Allan Day

May 21, 1941 -January 17, 2018

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Allan Day, at the Lethbridge Hospital after a long and difficult battle with numerous infections. Allan worked for many years for the UGG and then as an engineer for CPRail until his retirement in 1994. For the last several years he enjoyed his time at his son’s (Brent’s) property at the base of Big Chief Mountain. There he made many good friends and spent a lot of time enjoying the peace, quiet and beauty of the Alberta foothills. Visiting the neighbors, watching the wildlife and picking saskatoon berries were some of his favorite pastimes. Many hours of family time were spent around the campfire. Friends and neighbors were always welcome. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Laurie (Rob) Jones, Darin (Tannis) Day, Brent (Launa) Day, and Christopher Day; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Keen and Helen McDowall; and his loving partner, Sandy Willier. Allan is also survived by a host of relatives and friends including special nieces, Heather (Butch) Thomson and Beverley (Jerry) Mokry. Allan was predeceased by his parents, one brother and an infant son, as well as the mother of his children. A Family Memorial and the Interment of his ashes will be held at the family plot at the Red Deer Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, do a kind deed forward or a donation to your local food bank.

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ALLAN

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our mother, MARGE ALLAN. Mom passed away with family by her side at St. Therese Villa, on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the age of 87 years, four days shy of her 88th birthday.

Mother leaves to mourn her sons Bruce (Jane) Allan and Donald (Linda) Allan; daughters Barbara Allan-Layton, and Ronna (Keith) Broadbent; seven amazing grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ted, in 2004 and her younger brothers Ronald Minion in 2008 and Dennis Minion in 2009. Mom always said her only real accomplishment in life was her family.

Mother was born in Magrath at her grandparents’ home (Peter and Minnie Dow). When she was three months old, she moved to Rocky Mountain House with her parents, Roy and Irene Minion. These were the depression years. Times were tough and money was scarce. But she spoke often and fondly about the years spent in “Rocky.” She always referred to them as some of the happiest times of her life. Being a farm girl and her dad’s helper was just the best.

When she was nine years old, the family returned to Magrath for a year, before settling in Raymond. Marge finished school there and spent four years working for the Bank of Montreal. It was at that time that a young Raymond boy returned home from the Air Force. As they say… the rest is history. Ted Allan and Mother were married in 1949 and raised their family there. In 1965, they made the decision to move to the big city. That was where Mom began her second career. After eighteen years, she retired from the Royal Bank on Mayor Magrath Drive. She made many fond memories of staff, customers and friends from “The Good Old Days.”

At Mother’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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Dale Pushor

1947 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Dale on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 with his loving wife by his side. Dale enjoyed his retirement after more than 30 years as a Federal, and then Provincial Meat Inspector. He was an honest, hardworking, caring, and fun-loving man who loved the outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, gardening, or going for a drive to the mountains. He particularly looked forward to his weekly outings with the grand-dogs. However, he also reveled in sitting down with a cold beer and watching “the big game”. Above all, he loved his family and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren. He was their greatest fan/coach/critic be it baseball, basketball, hockey, football, volleyball, golf or rugby. Dale is survived by his wife of 52 years Ann; son Keith (Shaunna); grandchildren Rylan, Tysen and Mikaela; daughter Darlene (Frank); granddaughter Destinee (Cyi) and great granddaughter Violet; son Jamie (Lisa) and grandchildren Anna, Pete, Michelle, Daniel, and Ava; brother Howard (Georgina) Pushor; sisters May Drysdale and Carol Audenaert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Grant and Verona Pushor; sister Pat Carragher; brothers Jerry and Grant Pushor; and dear little Ronnie. He will forever be loved, missed, and cherished and the part in each of our hearts and lives that he filled will never be the same. Rest in peace my dearest husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, caretaker, mentor, and friend. Close friends and family are welcome to join in Dale’s Memorial Service at 1:00pm on Monday, January 22, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Visitation will be held one-hour prior. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Dale’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211 Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7, the Lethbridge Food Bank, 1016 – 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0C9, or pick up a piece of trash in the coulees!

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ERMAN

NELSON HARRY ERMAN of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

He will be forever missed by Gertrud, his beloved wife of 56 years; daughters, Ida Rose Bajnoczi of Lethbridge and Shelley May (Donald) Musselman of Bonnyville, AB; as well as grandchildren, Alexander Erman of Grande Prairie, AB, Jennifer Rae Bajnoczi of Lethbridge and Breanne Arielle Jensen of Bonnyville, AB.

Nelson was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Albertina Erman, daughter, Bonnie Lee Erman and sisters, Agnes Conner and Violet Saccardo.

Nelson and Gertrud were married on July 1, 1961 in Taber, AB. He worked for P.F.R.A. in Vauxhall for 21 years and moved to Taber temporarily when their house was being built in Lethbridge. Nelson worked as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson, drove propane truck for Superior then settled in as a Security Guard for Palliser Distillers. Unfortunately he had to retire after 10 years due to chronic pain. Nelson and Gertrud remained in Lethbridge until health issues prevailed and he was put into care.

Nelson accomplished much in his life, including raising two children. He also had a never-ending ability to fix things. Nelson had a unique sense of humour and quick wit which was always entertaining to his family and friends.

He was a compassionate, thoughtful and an honourable man who loved his family and animal companions. Nelson’s quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour was with him to the end and will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Nelson touched us all and our time with him was marvelous.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Terry Conner, officiating.

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

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Ernest Yurkowski

January 3, 1935 – January 15, 2018

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Mr. Ernest Yurkowski, on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 83 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Violet; daughter, Linda; sister, Frances Hnatiuk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Katherine (Olynyk) Yurkowski; brother, Raymond; sister-in-law, Marlene Yurkowski; and brother-in-law, Walter Hnatiuk. Ernie’s career included working at the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Alberta Liquor Board. In his spare time, he loved to play the violin. He and his band entertained in Southern Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects the hour prior. We would like to thank staff at Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassion and loving care of Ernie, as well as his good friend Murray Campbell who was always there for him. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Edith Cavell Care Centre, Management and staff for their caing assistance to Ernie when he was there visiting with his wife. Thank you to Access-A-Ride bus staff who helped Ernie in a time of need. Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to Alberta War Amps, P.O. Box 11000, Main Post Office, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B6. Ernie will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

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GALLOWAY

March 24, 1946

– January 14, 2018

ROBERT WILLIAM “BOB” GALLOWAY, beloved father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 71 years.

Bob is survived by his wife Margaret, his sons Joe (Charlene) and Patrick (Michelle) as well as his grandchildren Jared, Trent, Brooklyn, London, Kiersten and Hunter.

Bob was raised by his loving parents Joe and Olive in Vivan, MB and later settled and raised his family in Anola, MB. Bob was hardworking and determined. He had many entrepreneurial ventures, including a storage and seed business and later “Willy Wipes” cloths. For over 35 years, Bob was a mason and shriner. He enjoyed farming the family homestead and working for Shell Canada for over 25 years. After retirement, Bob and Margaret moved to Lethbridge to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank his wonderful neighbours for their assistance and compassion. Also, thank you to the doctors and nurses for their care during his stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

At Bob’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A small celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date in Anola, MB.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Bob, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1003 Decarie Blvd., Montreal, Quebec H4A 0A9.

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Anne Hofer

1924 – 2018

“For the Lord HIMSELF shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16

Ms. Anne Hofer of Raymond, passed away at the Raymond Hospital on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the age of 93 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH, Highway 52 and Range Road 201 South.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 3260 Bricker School Line Rd, R.R. #3, Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada N0B 2S0.

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Laura McIntyre

1926 – 2018

Mrs. Laura McIntyre passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MYKYTIUK

EDWARD MYKYTIUK, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his beloved wife of 26 years, Donna, by his side on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit at the age of 77 years after his battle with cancer.

Besides his loving wife Donna, Ed also leaves behind his one brother Melvin (Rhonda) Mykytiuk; his children Shana Reeder, Greg (Arlene) Mykytiuk, Shaylene (Karlo) Cernetic, Jill (Bruce) Cassidy and Blayne Thomas; his grandchildren Katee (Reeder) Kowalchuk, Brandon and Ally Reeder, Samantha Mykytiuk, Keeley and Bradley Cernetic and Brennan and Sarah Cassidy; as well as partners in crime Ron (Twyla) Hleucka and Ron (Bea) Joevenazzo.

Ed was born June 28, 1940 to Nick and Stella Mykytiuk in Lethbridge, where he lived until he moved to Edmonton and Calgary as an adult. He returned home to Lethbridge in 1980. Before retirement, Ed was a letter carrier with Canada Post for 13 years.

Ed was the happiest when surrounded by his kids and grandchildren, camping with friends or having weekly coffee with friends he grew up with.

At Ed’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held at the EAGLES HALL, 631 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 2:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M.

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OLIVIER

ROGER SYLVAIN OLIVIER beloved companion of Vicki Keam, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 59 years. Funeral Arrangements to be announced when completed. Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


PEDERSEN

BERTHELLA “BERTIE” PEDERSEN, beloved wife of the late Stephen Pedersen, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 95 years. A Memorial Service will be announced when arrangements are complete.

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Anna Sobich

1922 – 2018

Mrs. Anna Sobich of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Walter Sobich, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the age of 95 years. Anna immigrated to Canada in 1965 with her husband and three children. Anna is survived by her three children, Maria (Nick) Dsikun, their children Diane (Kirk) and their children, Travis and Taylor, Susan (Doug) and Richard; Sophie (Tony) Roth, their children, Michelle (Joel), Candace (Jayson) and their children Grayson and Lylah; and Andrew Sobich. Anna is predeceased by her husband, Walter Sobich; parents, Mike and Regina Gutowski; sister, Lydia (Walter) Gluszkowski; and brother, Dominik Gutowski. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at ST BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Lukas Drapal officiating.

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TERRY STANKUNAS

Terrence Stankunas peacefully departed December 10th, 2017. Terry was born on October 17th, 1940 in Lethbridge, Alberta. His Lithuanian parents Connie and Thomas raised him with sisters Anne Smith, Stevie Leet, and Dell Vossbrinck. Terry studied learning psychology at the University of Alberta, leading to lifelong scholarship across the sciences and arts.

A “mountain man” at heart, Terry explored the remote Canadian Rockies during his formative years. Terry was particularly fond of fly fishing, photography, and sharing “mountain stories in 50 words or less”.

Terry married Joan MacKenzie (divorced) in 1973. The couple moved to South Surrey, British Columbia in 1977 with their two children, Karen and Kryn. Terry engaged in home construction, community planning, teaching, children’s play resources, digital electronics, and other interests.

Terry later returned to his adventuring roots through solo cycling journeys. Terry developed recumbent vehicles, including his latest quad “Q6”, to travel through varied terrain to “remote desert sites of greater interest.”

Terry was a “philosopher craftsman” who pursued all his endeavors with exceptional consideration, precision, and dedication. Terry’s uncompromising approach to life enduringly inspires his family – including daughter-in-law Vidusha Devasthali and grandson Anand – and friends.

Terry was grateful to live in non-profit housing for the past 17 years. He advocated for folks who are unable to fully fit society’s expectations. Please support individuals and grassroots organizations that pursue similar ideals at the community level.


Terry McLeod

1957 -2018

Mrs. Terry McLeod of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Rodney (Gunner) McLeod and devoted mother to Travis Dodd, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 60 years. A Come and Go Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to http://www.wateraidcanada.com

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VANDER WAL

BOUKJE BESS VANDER WAL (nee DeHaan), beloved wife of Chris Vander Wal passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at the age of 68 years after a short battle with cancer.

Bess was predeceased by her parents Bindert and Tina DeHaan. Also, predeceased by her in-laws Gerrard and Ybeltje Vander Wal, brother in-laws Bert Vander Wal, John Vander Wal, Henry Vander Wal, sisters-in-law Lena Koiter and Ann Vander Wal.

Bess is survived by her spouse of 48 years, Chris Vander Wal, and daughter Sharon (Dave) of Coaldale, sons Christopher (Kim) of Airdrie, and Keith (Darlene) of Calgary. Bess also had 9 grandchildren. Bess also had numerous nieces and nephews.

Bess is also survived by her sisters Evelyn (Pete) of Font Hill ON, Marge (Ralph) of Chesterville, ON, Tess (Ike) of St. Catherines ON, and brother Seymour (Pat) of Martin MI.

Bess spent many years in the accounting field, working most recently for YPM, MNP, and Volutions until retiring in 2016. She could not do enough for her husband, children, and grandchildren. She had a great love for her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ which she passed on to her family.

Family & friends are invited for visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Sunday, January 21st from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Graveside Service will be held at Royal View Cemetery on Monday, January 22nd at 11:00 A.M. Those wishing to attend please meet at the church before 10:50 A.M.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Avenue North, Lethbridge, at 1:00 P.M., with Reverend John Van Eyk officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow.

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Weronika Ksiazek

1920 -2018

Mrs. Weronika Ksiazek of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stefan Ksiazek, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Weronika is survived by her sons, Raymond Ksiazek, John (Grace) Ksiazek, and Roman Ksiazek; grandchildren, Richard (Caroline) Ksiazek, Peter (Jennifer) Ksiazek, Maria (Dale) Krall, John-Paul Ksiazek, Jennifer (Bryce) Lamont, Kimberley Ksiazek, Elizabeth (Mike) Karman, and Kristin Ksiazek and her great-grandchildren, Halina Ksiazek, Avery Lamont, and Aralyn Lamont. Weronika was predeceased by her husband Stefan Ksiazek and her son Karol (Zofia) Ksiazek. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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