August 17th, 2018

WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 14, 2018.

Gary Allred
1944 ~ 2018

Carl Gary Allred, devoted husband of Alice Allred (nee Douglas) for fifty three years, left our world to prepare our heavenly home on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the age of 73 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, February 16, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, February 17, 2018 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday,
February 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. The Burial Service will follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond at 2:30 P.M.
Besides his loving wife Alice, Gary is survived by their two sons Gary (Charlotte) Allred of Taber and their children Mackenzie, Prairie, Abbey, Daisy and grandchild Kyden; Heath (Shareen) Allred of Springville, Utah and their children Angela, Ashlyn and Nathan. He is also survived by his siblings of Connie (LeRoy) Viola,  Dwight (Kay) Allred, Kathy (Lorne) Perrett and Lori Allred as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Carl Allred, mother Louie Allred (nee Oler), brothers Thomas Allred and Wade Allred.
Gary was born in Lethbridge on March 14, 1944. He was an educator, writer, inventor and leader. Gary has left behind over thirty years of expertise with the Taber sugar factory, his mechanical knowledge to students, co-workers, friends and family, his words of wisdom in various publications and his testimony of the Saviour in the guidance he shared. Gary leaves our world a better place and he will be greatly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gary’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca).Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.


Alma Wiebe

1929 – 2018

Mrs. Alma Wiebe, beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Wiebe, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

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


Helena Rosia Buzunis

(nee Wiess)

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. Helen was born in Eagle Butte, Alberta on August 26, 1921 to Gottleib & Rebecca Weiss. She attended school in Medicine Hat and worked in the restaurant business most of her life. Helen met George Buzunis and they were married on April 28, 1940. The family moved to Lethbridge in 1946 but Helen & George were long term residents of Fort Macleod arriving in 1950. Helen is survived by two daughters Catherine and Georgina; two sons Con and Ted; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters; as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. Helen is predeceased by one grandson; nine sisters and eight brothers. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the ANGLICAN PARISH OF CHRIST CHURCH, 320 – 21 Street, Fort Macleod, Alberta, with the Right Reverend Sidney Black, officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the Funeral Service. Interment will follow in the Fort Macleod Union Cemetery.

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


HORAK

MR. EDWARD HORAK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Wilma Horak, passed away peacefully at the St. Therese Villa on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Ed is survived by his two sons Ed (Kim) and Michael; granddaughters Michaela and Kiara Horak; brother Al Horak (Pam), niece Trixie (Tom) Sylvester, nephew Todd (Cindy) Horak, great-nephew and nieces Tyler Florence, Alyssa Florence, Arianna Sylvester and Tiffany Horak. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Joy (Leonard) Honish, niece Leslie Honish, and nephew Travis Honish, great-niece and nephew Sophie and Nathan Honish.

Ed was predeceased by his soul mate and best friend Wilma Horak, his parents Frank and Margaret Horak, sister Lorraine and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Morrell “Shorty” and Mary Cranston.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

Following the Celebration of Life, a reception will follow at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Ed will be laid to rest at the Archmount Cemetery following the reception.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to STARS, 1441 – Aviation Park N.E., (Box 570) Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOVELING

GEORGE HOVELING, beloved husband of the late Ann Hoveling, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

He is survived by his three children: Yvonne (Ron) Pasco of Jaffray, B. C., Michael Hoveling of Weston Priory, Vermont and Mark (Ingrid) Hoveling of Lethbridge, AB; his five grandchildren, Katherine (Kevin)Larsen, Paul (Tara) Pasco, Tonya (Braydin) Brosseau, Alyssa Hoveling and Ben Hoveling; and his seven great-grandchildren, Clara and Adelyn Larsen, Finnegan, Kilian and Juno Pasco, and John and Erin Brosseau. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Jack (Lucille) Schavemaker and his special nieces and nephews Marcel (Christine) Hoveling and Leonne (Duncan) MacDonald. George will also be lovingly remembered by the Benedictine Brothers of the Weston Priory.

George was born April 10, 1926 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A lot of his youth was spent on the streets of Amsterdam and his education was cut short because of World War II. George enlisted with the Dutch military in 1944 and served until 1950. During this time he met Anne at a dance hall in Amsterdam. They fell in love, married and immigrated to Canada in 1954 with their daughter, Yvonne. They settled in Foremost and created lifelong friendships that gave them many fond, joyful memories. George and Anne, along with Michael and Mark, moved to Lethbridge in the seventies where George found work with Lethbridge Transit. George spent many hours volunteering for the Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the camaraderie, friendships and helping others with the Knights.

George’s last years were filled with volunteer work, visiting the Weston Priory, making new friends at Garden View Lodge and coming to Mark’s house for Sunday meals. He especially liked desserts. We will miss him dearly.

Thank you to the kind, loving staff and residents at Garden View Lodge, the staff at St. Michael’s Palliative Care and Dr. Mona Cassis. You all held a special place in George’s heart.

A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

A Graveside Service and Inurnment will take place in August 2018 in Weston Priory, Vermont, U.S.A.

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


Pearn, John Dale

It is with great sadness that the family of Dale Pearn announces his peaceful, but unexpected passing at his home in Lethbridge on February 8, 2018 at the age of 74. Dale is survived by his loving wife Sandra; his sister Peggy; his sons Rick and Kelly (and grandson Charlie); along with his mother in law Beth; his sisters in law Karol and Linda and their families. Dale was predeceased by his parents Jack and Grace Pearn. Dale was born in Stettler on July 30, 1943 to Jack and Grace Pearn. He went to school in Stettler and after completing grade 12, he attended SAIT, where he graduated from their Merchandising Program. After marrying his sweetheart Sandra in 1967, he began work as a sales representative; initially with GWG and later with Levi’s. Ultimately, his career path took him into real estate, which he loved and finally retired from in 2015. Dale was very active in the hockey and baseball community in Sherwood Park, coaching not only his sons, but countless others as he continued on with Baseball Alberta for years. An avid golfer ever since he was a boy, Dale and Sandra spent much of their free time on the links with friends and family. Indeed, it was his friends and family that he cherished most; he never failed to keep in touch with those he cared about. A funeral service will be held at Stettler Funeral Home on Friday, February 16th at 1:00 pm with reception to follow. Should friends and family wish to make a donation in Dale’s memory, please do so in support of the Alberta Diabetes Foundation or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, AB 4707 – 70th Street, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to the family, please visit http://www.stettlerfuneralhome.com


SAMUELS

JOSEPH EDWARD SAMUELS, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Bruce Spencer

1958 – 2018

Mr. Bruce Philip Spencer of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pam Spencer, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Born in Calgary, Bruce also lived in Empress, Black Diamond, Canmore and Bow Island. He spent most of his career in the agriculture industry. For the last 10 years, he enjoyed operating his business, Tumbleweed Agronomy Services. He loved camping and fly fishing with friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Pamela (nee Toronto); son Ryan; mother Elsie Spencer; sister Dale Robinson; brother Glenn (Susan) Spencer; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Bruce was predeceased by his father Percy Spencer.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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


VANDER HEYDEN

JOHN VANDER HEYDEN, beloved husband of Mary Vander Heyden, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray and Ellen Wagner officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WADSWORTH

MYRON VINCENT WADSWORTH – ‘Spii yii koowan”, 40, beloved spouse of Akita Spear Chief, father of Tereslyn Margie-Belle, son of Teresa and the late Melvin Wadsworth, passed away suddenly on February 7, 2018.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB on Wed., Feb.14th, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Thurs., Feb. 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


WHITE

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Darrell Fredrick White, beloved husband of Ruth, and father to Amanda (Clinton) Cervo and Ella White on February 5, 2018 at the age of 61. Darrell is survived by his mother, Marion, his brothers Dennis and Gordon, his sister Janice, their families and numerous extended family. Darrell was born in Hartney, Manitoba and raised in Hay River, NWT until the family moved back to Hartney to the family farm. In adulthood he moved back to Hay River where he met and married his wife Ruth. They and their new family lived in Hay River until relocating to the Lethbridge area in 1988. Darrell was a passionate man. He loved and was committed to his family and his friends. He loved his golf (most of the time) and even curled his way to the provincial finals more than once for the NWT team. There was nothing he was not willing to try to fix and he loved working with his hands. He enjoyed being outdoors whether it was camping, fishing or even just to mow the lawn. When inside Darrell could be found restoring his antique truck or watching golf, curling or whatever sport was the flavor of the moment. Darrell loved to travel and he and Ruth enjoyed many trips over the last number of years seeing new places and making new acquaintances. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Coalhurst Fire Department for many years, and while in Hay River, a proud member of the Elks, committing many hours to the community. Darrell will be sorely missed by family and friends, but definitely not forgotten. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada.

The Funeral will be held at the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge, 4717 24 Ave S on Saturday February 17th at 1 pm.

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