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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 15, 2018.


1937 – 2018

RONALD BERNARD SCHERLOSKI, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scherloski, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 119 – 14 Street N.W. #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

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


It is with profound sadness that the family of Mrs. Margaret Gaetz of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Gaetz, announces her peaceful passing at St. Michael’s Palliative Unit, May 13, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Margaret leaves to mourn her sister Jean Koskoski, brother Johnny Franceschi, children; Lynel (Carol), Cindy Gaetz (Chris Haney), three grandchildren; Cory Gaetz, Carly-Ann Haney (Robert Horlacker) and Curtis Haney (Annariikka Virtanen) and numerous nieces and nephews.

In celebration of Margarets’ life, a private family service will be held.

Donations and flowers are gratefully declined.

Vern Knibb
1935 – 2018
Vernon Edmund Knibb, beloved husband of the late Lola Knibb, passed away in Cardston on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so prior to the funeral service between 10:00 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. To view the complete obituary or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Mrs. Eva Pengilly of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Daniel Pengilly, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

To send condolences,

please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca

Katherine Tymburksi

1926 – 2018

Mrs. Katherine Frances (Wiens) Tymburski, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Tymburski, was taken into the Lord’s presence with Pastor and family by her side at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, after a brief illness, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the age of 92 years.

Katherine (Wiens) Tymburski was born in Stepanovka, Russia and together with her parents, Helena (Friesen) Wiens and Franz Wiens emigrated to Canada in 1926 at the age of six months.

Katherine was the eldest of eight siblings. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Peter Tymburski; her parents Franz (Dad, Opa) and Helena (Mom, Oma) Wiens; three brothers Abram and wife Helena and their two sons, Frank, and Neil; three sisters Ellen Hildebrand and her son, Lucille Wiens and Mary Tymburski as well as her brother-in-law, Ralph Wyton.

She leaves to mourn Peter’s four children and their spouses, Gloria (Ron) Dueck, Diane (Peter) Starrenburg, William (Janet) Tymburski, Calvin (Anita) Tymburski, their children and grandchildren; her sister Ruth; sisters-in-law Olive Wiens, Erma Rieper, Mary Insley, Rose Zgurski, Sandra (Alfred) Ebner and Leslie (Melvin) Barton; brother-in-law John Hildebrand, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews whom she could all name and cherished deeply.

Her life of service included being a missionary with the Mennonite Brethren Foreign Missions in both the Congo and Brazil. After coming back home she, together with her sister Lucille, were the caregivers for their elderly parents. Her love of gardening and cooking was a wonderful gift to her and to all of us. This continued after she moved to Lethbridge creating showpieces of her ‘green thumb’ abilities, and her cooking expertise.

In 2002, she married Peter Tymburski and together they enjoyed their garden and church lives, some travel and hosting family and friends with good food.

In 2010, her beloved Peter suffered a stroke and was cared for at Park Meadows Good Samaritans while Katherine moved to The Blue Sky Lodge. The Lord took Peter home in 2013 and Katherine continued to reside at The Blue Sky Lodge until she was hospitalized in early April of this year.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB., with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

A Graveside Service will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Katherine’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.

Valerie Anne Griffin

25 January 1955 – 7 May, 2018

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3

Valerie Griffin passed away 7 May, 2018, aged 63. She will be lovingly remembered by her family. She leaves behind two sons, Laurence Griffin (with his wife Lyndsay, and their sons Ashton and Lyric) and Mark Griffin; two sisters, Beverley Rayner and Annette Lanoue, and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Fernley Rayner, and her brother Lawrence.

Valerie was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1979. She lived in Sicamous BC where she had her family, later moving to Vernon BC and then to Lethbridge.

Valerie was a committed Christian. She loved the Lord, and her faith was the firm foundation of all she did. She was loving, generous, and kind to all who knew her. Despite her own limited resources she found ways to bless others she knew, giving without reservation.

She’ll be missed and lovingly remembered.

John Van Sluys

1953 – 2018

Mr. John Van Sluys of Coaldale, beloved husband of Gerda Van Sluys, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Dave Acree officiating.

A Private Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


September 13, 1959 to May 12, 2018

MARIA TERESA ZAPPONE passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Esterina Zappone; her sister, Filomena (David) Dowell, and her brother, Francesco (Tracy) Zappone, of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her nephews, Robert Dowell, Giuseppe Zappone, Marco Zappone, and Andrew (Brooke) Dowell, as well as her dog, Ted. She was predeceased by her father, Giuseppe, and her sister, Mirella.

Maria grew up in Lethbridge and attended the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, and the University of Perugia in Italy. She was a dedicated teacher and amazing friend whose joy was the company of those around her. Her career took her to Taber, Medicine Hat, and most recently St. Francis Junior High School in Lethbridge, where she taught until early this year.

Maria was a passionate supporter of the arts and an advocate for social justice. She was a constant traveler, visiting many places throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

A Prayer Service will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Maria’s honour may do so to the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Unit 50, 1202 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.

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

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