October 20th, 2020

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 1, 2018.

ALEXANDER, Robert (Bob)

September 15, 1939

– Lipton, Saskatchewan

April 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert (Bob) Alexander announces his passing into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

Born and raised in southern Saskatchewan, Bob attained his Chartered Accountant certification, and operated his own accounting firm(s) until his very last day. Bob made many contributions to his community politically and otherwise, including being the former Director of the Conservative Fund of Canada, and chairperson of the Family Action Coalition Board as well as many others.

Bob will be greatly missed by his daughter Candace Beyer; son and daughter-in-law Von and Michelle; son-in-law Gary Beyer; his grandchildren, Derek (Cassie), Devon (Jessica), Chelsea (Adam), Brittany (Daniel), Travis, Megan, Jerod, Joel; his great-grandchildren, Kessiah, Mckayla, Emily, and Bennett; and nieces, Lauren and Sandra Rezansoff. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret, sister Donna, and brother-in-law Paul.

The Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at Southview Church (20200 Walden Boulevard S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow at Southview Church. As Bob was an avid sports fan, we are inviting guests to sport with us one of his teams’ colors or apparel for the service (New York Yankees, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Browns). Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If desired, memorial donations in memory of Bob can be made to Promise Keepers, The Fatherless Project; http://www.promisekeepers.ca or by calling 1-888-901-9700.

In living memory of Robert Alexander, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


BALUTIS

PETRE BALUTIS passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 93. Petre was born at Boblaukas Kaima, Lithuania on February 24, 1925 to Jonas Masaitis and Antanine (Priespilis).

She is survived by her children Irene Balutis (Hubert Birkner) and David Balutis (Brenda), her grandchildren Kelsey Balutis (Mel) and Andrea Balutis, and by her brother Jones Masaitis (Dagmar).

Petre was predeceased by her husband Peter and by her sister Eugenija (Titas Uogintas).

At the age of 19, Petre was the first of her family to emigrate after the war. She arrived in Edmonton knowing little English to become a nanny to two young Canadian girls. She loved Edmonton, her family, the Lithuanian community (that included both the Catholic Church and great dance parties) and singing in Lithuanian choirs. She was a great neighbour and shared her bountiful garden crops with everyone.

She was terribly proud of her granddaughters and was sad to leave Edmonton. She spent her family years in Lethbridge helping Irene in the backyard.

A special thank-you to the wonderful people at Martha’s House for their many years of kindness to our Mom and to Dr. Garland Jonker for his love and care.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Edmonton at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Alzheimer Society, #308, 14925 – 111 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T5M 2P6.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CLAEYS

JOSEPH PROSPER ALFONS CLAEYS, beloved husband of Pauline Claeys passed away peacefully in Lethbridge Alberta on Sunday April 29, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


GROSS

Otto Gross went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the age of 85 years, beloved husband of Ursula Gross of Bow Island. The funeral service will be held in the Zion Lutheran Church (104 2nd Ave W, Bow Island) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mac deWaal officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of your choice. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Otto Gross, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneral home.com and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


Edward “Ted” Malinsky

1952 – 2018

Mr. Edward “Ted” Malinsky of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Valerie “Val” Malinsky, passed away at home on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, May 4, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


John Phillip “Jack” Neis

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jack Neis on April 25, 2018 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, with his loving Josie by his side. Jack leaves to mourn his partner and best friend Josie Janz, his sons Garnet (Lori) and Marty, and his three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jayson and Ross. He also leaves to mourn Josie’s daughter Heather and her family and many other family and friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents Henry and Barbara, his wife of 38 years Linda, and his brothers Bill and Doug. Jack was born on July 2, 1949 at Lacombe, AB. He attended school in Mirror and Alix and later moved to Edmonton where he began his career in sales. He eventually moved to Lethbridge where he raised his family and happily retired in 2007. Shortly after Linda’s passing Jack moved to Red Deer where, after five years, he met Josie in 2013. This renewed his love of travel as they took many trips together to some of their favorite places. Jack had a passionate love of music, sports, antiques and collectibles. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mirror Community Hall with the Interment to follow at the Mirror Cemetery. Please join the family back at the hall for food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

To express condolences to Jack’s family, please visit

womboldfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home

A Wombold Family Funeral Home


Willard Penner

1924 – 2018

Mr. Willard Penner of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Erika Penner, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Willard Penner, son of Dave and Maria Penner, was born in Sibena on September 22, 1924. In the spring of 1926, Willard and his family migrated to Canada, and travelled by wagon to Grassy Lake, Alberta where they started a farm. Willard grew up on the farm and went to school in Grassy Lake; through these years he collected many memories and stories that will be cherished for years to come. In the year 1950, Willard married his beloved wife Erika and together they built a life on the farm that they shared with their four children and grandchildren.

Willard was a man of faith and he lived it out each and every day of his life, carving out an example of service to Christ for his family that will be a lasting legacy.

Besides his loving wife Erika, Willard is survived by his 2 daughters Sharen Harms and Connie Peters; 2 sons Don Penner and Murray Penner; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Jake Penner and Bill Penner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Willard was predeceased by his parents Dave and Marie Penner; brother Dave Jr. Penner and sisters Erna Dyck, Freda Neuman and Marie Thiessen.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Dave Acree, officiating.

A Private Family graveside service will be held in the Grassy Lake Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Willard’s name may be made to the Gideon’s Lethbridge Camp, c/o John Regier, 2225 27 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 6K5.

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


LEONARD PIOTROWSKI 1945 – 2018

Leonard Piotrowski of Manyberries, beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Piotrowski, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Leonard leaves to cherish his memory his children, Tim (Tannis) of Manyberries and Sue (Gord) Wudrich of Bow Island; two grandchildren, Barrett Piotrowski and Taylor Wudrich (Shandi Balog); two brothers; two sisters; numerous nieces and nephews; and Marilyn Ross. Leonard was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane; his parents, Stanley and Cecilia; and seven siblings. Leonard was born on January 25, 1945 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. He grew up with a love of ranching owning and operating the Lost River Ranch. Leonard enjoyed rodeo, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. His yard was immaculate, and he was always on time. He was a Past Director of the Chinook Rodeo Association and an Honourary Director of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. The Funeral Service will be held at the CYPRESS CENTRE, 2055 – 21 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. David J. Carter officiating. Memorial gifts in Leonard’s memory may be made to HALO, 12 – 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to

condolences@saamis.com

subject heading Leonard

Piotrowski.

Funeral arrangements are

entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND

CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional

information, please telephone

1-800-317-2647.


Peter Regier

1923 – 2018

Mr. Peter Regier of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Annie Regier, passed away at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the age 94 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. Burial will take place prior at 10:00am in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Peter’s name may be made to Gideon’s Bibles, c/o John Regier, 2225 – 27 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 6K5.

Enjoying His Savior fully now

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


Gerald Row

1944 – 2018

Mr. Gerald Row of Baron’s AB, and Elkford, BC, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Wayne Maxwell Worman

1937 – 2018

Mr. Wayne Maxwell Worman of Calgary, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Maureen; daughter, Lisa; son, Mark; grandsons, Robert, Liam and Quinn; brother, Lee Worman of Red Deer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the St. Michael’s Palliative Care staff for their loving care of our dear Wayne.

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


 

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