August 17th, 2018

FRIDAY, February 9, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 9, 2018.

BROUSSEAU

Our DAVID passed away quietly in his sleep at home on February 7th, 2018 at the age of 39 after a year long struggle with lung and heart issues.

We believe he might say “Hey you!… Don’t be sad for me. I’ve had a good life surrounded by love and I have gone to be with Jesus.”

He was predeceased by his Grandma and Grandpa Lane and Grandma and Grandpa Brousseau.

David is survived by his parents, Barb and Rick Sera of Coalhurst and Louis and Jean Brousseau of Airdrie, his sisters Denise Holland (Mike) of Lethbridge, Catherine Sera (Reece Beach) of Quesnel, Danielle Sera of Coalhurst, his Grandparents Zoltan and Ann Sera of Lethbridge and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

His patience, tolerance and determination to accept and adapt to his physical and mental limitations was an inspiration to those who knew and loved him. Along with an impish sense of humor and awesome laugh and smile, he often made those around him forget their worries and struggles and laugh with him.

David was born in Brooks, Alberta, on Jan. 6, 1979 and moved to Lethbridge when he was seven where he resided, in a Rehoboth Christian Ministries group home with two roommates, until his passing. He attended special needs programs at St Mary’s, St Francis and CCH until graduation with his peers, as an honorary graduate, when he was nineteen. After that, with the help of amazing staff and his family, he was very active in the community. He went swimming, bowling and to handicapped riding, volunteered with the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign, went to the shelter to pet the dogs and cats and occasionally helped to fill food hampers at the Food Bank. David enjoyed being around people, attending many functions, shows and attractions within and around Lethbridge.

His family is especially grateful to all of the people who helped David live such a full and happy life; his teachers and aides through school, all the doctors and nurses when he was sick or in the hospital and all the people who helped us access services to make sure he had what he needed to be healthy and active.

To all of David’s roommates, Rehoboth and all of the staff that worked with David through his life – you are not just people who cared for him; to us and David, you are also… Family.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 340 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L7, The Lung Association, #208, 17420 Stony Plain Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1K6, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7, or Spinal Cord Injury Canada, 1272-3 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

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


Helen Buzunis

1921 – 2018

Mrs. Helen Buzunis of Fort Macleod, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Buzunis, passed away surrounded by her family at the Cardston Health Care Centre on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


DICK

MARY DICK, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 6, 2018, just shy of her 92nd birthday.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Esther and Ed, and their families.

Mary was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1982.

Throughout her life, Mary’s faith in a loving and faithful God never wavered. She is remembered for her hard work, her eagerness to help anyone in need, her fierce love for her family and her determination to always do her best. She gave hugs and smiles to the very end.

A Graveside Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke Officiating.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held following the Graveside Service, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta, from 11:00 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.

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


Mary Ell 1910 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a grand lady. God called another angel home, Mary Magdalena Ell on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 107 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A private burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Mary is survived by her son Raymond (Theresa) Ell of Australia, daughter Marilyn (Earl) Weatherhead of Burdett and daughter-in-law Juanita Ell of High River. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren and eleven great great grandchildren; sister Martha O’Brien (105 years) as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty eight years Peter; sons Alvin and Ted Ell; daughter Elaine Ell; daughters-in-law Irene and Helen Ell; grandson Barry Ell; great granddaughter Coral Ell; parents George and Rosina Shatz; brothers and their spouses Matt (Irene) Shatz, Andrew (Phyllis) Shatz, Mark (Nellie) Shatz, George (Alta) Shatz, Tony (Edna) Shatz and Julius Shatz; sisters and their spouses Katie (Ralph) Schlachter and Rose (Cam) Gardiner; brother-in-law Delman O’Brien and sister-in-law Vi Shatz. Mom was born September 26, 1910 in Bow Island. Her pass time and interests were gardening, crocheting, bowling, bingo cards and most of all music and dancing, of which she did till the age of 103 years. Mom had a heart of gold and loved her family to the fullest. Her grandchildren brought her much joy and she cherished every moment she shared with them. She will be forever loved and missed. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary’s name may be made directly to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (http://www.cancer.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ron Irvine 1934 – 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Clifford Scott Irvine. After a courageous fight with cancer and surrounded by his loved ones, Ron passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Lethbridge at the age of 83 years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. A private burial will be held at the Bassano Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Ron is survived by three loving daughters, Marcia-Lynn Hart of Calgary, Lori-Anne (Trevor) Pickerell of Taber and Patricia (Glenn) Pearson of Lethbridge; four grandchildren Catheryn (Andrew) Potkins, Jackson Pickerell, Tucker Pickerell and Tobin Pearson; his sweetheart Yoshi Schrader as well as his brother Bruce (Joan) Irvine and sister Joyce Myrden. He was predeceased by his wife Virginia; sisters Gail Irvine and Aline Ludlow; brothers-in-law Derek Myrden and Doug Ludlow; his dog Sir Maxwell of Silversage. In 1956, Ronald’s lifelong dream was realized and he was accepted into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. After being moved around the country from posting to posting, he found himself in the small Alberta town of High River. It was here where he had met his beloved wife Virginia, a nurse at the local hospital. After his marriage, he was blessed with three lovely daughters, Marcia-Lynn Hart, Lori-Anne (Trevor) Pickerell, and Patricia (Glenn) Pearson. After Lori was born, the family made a cross country move, going from Toronto, spending time in Calgary before finally retiring his lengthy career working with the Security Intelligence Department of the RCMP. In 1974, he moved the family one last time to Bassano, where he spent the next twenty plus years of his retirement working in Global Thermal Electric’s Human Resource department and in a successful real estate career. All the while, growing his beautiful family. Finally, after Ron retired from his real estate business, he and his wife followed their hearts and the two of them moved to Creston, British Columbia and lived their days out in the mountains. After the passing of his loving wife, he moved back to Taber to be with his family. He spent his last three years in Lethbridge at Blackrock Terrace having the time of his life with his sweetheart Yoshi and his dog Maxwell. Ronald will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather with a passion for the natural beauty of the world. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Town of Taber (please indicate for Taber Animal Shelter), A – 4900 – 50 Street, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T1. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GUNNLAUGSON

SIGVALDI (JIM) GUNNLAUGSON passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Peter J. Klassen

1928 – 2018

Mr. Peter J. Klassen of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Lena Klassen passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Lenora Joyce Overn

1944-2018

Lenora Overn, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully with her husband at her side on February 6, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health Centre at the age of 73 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Dave Overn; three children Brenda (Keith) Atkinson, Barry (Nicola Franks) Overn, and Bradley (Becky) Overn; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; six siblings; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A Celebration of Life will be taking place on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gem of the West Museum, 1306 – 20 Street, Coaldale with reception to follow. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Memorial donations may be made in Lenora’s name to the Gem of the West Museum, Box 343, Coaldale, Ab T1M 1M4.

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


Joyce Doreen Lyckman

1922 – 2018

Mrs. Joyce Lyckman nee Eely of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Raymond Lyckman, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Canon James Robinson, officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


LYONS

Mr. Terrance “Terry” James Lyons of Barons, beloved husband of Lydia, passed away at St. Michaels Health Care Centre on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Terry had a heart of gold. He lived life to the fullest, he loved and cherished his wife and family. He was a very hard worker throughout Southern Alberta.

He is lovingly survived by his children Christena Lyons (Steven Miles) and Johnny Lyons; grandchildren Trinity & Julien Miles; parents Joyce & Patrick Lyons; as well as his 4 siblings.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Christine Miles; his grandparents and cousins.

At Terry’s request, no service will be held. All friends are always welcomed by phone or by visit at “The Ponderosa”. His home is always open.

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


Maria Antulov

1934 – 2018

Maria Antulov passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018. Beloved aunt, friend and compassionate soul to those whose lives she touched. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, with Prayer Leaders Francis and Cybele Noronha. A Celebration of Life will begin with a Funeral Mass at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.

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


PAYSON

HAZEL MAE PAYSON, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Payson, passed away with her family at her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Besides her husband Lloyd, Hazel was predeceased by her mother Muriel, father Leland, and brothers Jim and Ernie.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Susan) of Ontario; three daughters, Debbie (Keith) of Consort, Alberta, Karen (Allan) of Nova Scotia and Wendy (Rick) of Lethbridge; five grandchildren, Faith, Angela, Jesse, Bobbi-Jo & Tyler; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby (Carl), Shirley (Jerry), Doris (John), Mary.

Lloyd & Hazel were married on March 1, 1962. Hazel accomplished much in her life, being a dedicated housewife and mother. She loved bingo, embroidery & knitting, and was well loved for her humour, respect and generous spirit. She had a unique sense of humour, which she carried with her to the very end.

Family & friends are welcome to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, February 12th, 2018, from 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Interment will then be held at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

Flowers are graciously accepted.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RHEA, BEATRICE

1924-2018

Long time Fort Macleod resident Bea Rhea passed away on Monday February 5th in Pincher Creek. Bea was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Harry Bester and her four brothers. She is survived by her husband of seventy one years, Ralph and her three children Martin, Dianne and Charlynn as well as her five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Bea’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday February 13th at the Trinity United Church, 220 20th St., Fort Macleod, AB.

Bea was a breast cancer survivor so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7

Condolences can be sent to: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com

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