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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 29, 2018.

CHRUSCINSKI

MARIA BARBARA CHRUSCINSKI passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Theresa (Lorne) Chruscinski-Demory of Lethbridge, AB.

Maria was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Alfred Chruscinski.

Maria was born June 18, 1925 in Wroclaw, Poland. After WWII, she emigrated to Montreal where she met and married Alfred. After her husband’s death, Maria moved to Lethbridge to be close to her daughter and where she spent the last 15 years. She was a member of the Lethbridge Senior’s Organization and enjoyed visiting churches wherever she was. Maria loved the outdoors and found joy in flowers and gardening. She was a wonderful lady, a good mother, faithful wife, beautiful inside and out and kept her spirit to the end of her journey.

The family would like to thank the staff of 5A of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Lukas Drapal officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame des Neiges in Montreal with Interment to follow at Cimetiere Notre Dame des Neiges.

In memory of Maria, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GANGUR

CAROL LYNETTE GANGUR (nee Orr) beloved wife of Tom Gangur, passed away in Lethbridge surrounded by family on May 26, 2018 at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents Faunda and Wesley Orr, brothers Gary and Darwin and infant son Gary. Carol is the mother of Dave, Rick (Ruth), Darren Gangur, grandmother to Dana (Carl) Holland, Tyler (Nikki) Gangur, Taryn Meyer, Miranda, Tabitha, Lydia, Kaylaina Gangur-Powell, great grandmother to Adriana Gangur, Dawson and Piper Holland and sister to Edwin (Lorraine) Orr, Vern (Janice) Orr and (Gillian Orr). We all love you very much. Memorial arrangements will be announced in July.

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


HENDERSON

DARCI-LYN HENDERSON, beloved wife of Marc Henderson, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the age of 48 years.

A Come-and-Go Memorial Reception will be held at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING (underneath The Keg), 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Darci-Lyn’s Life will be held at the ONANOLE REC CENTRE, 386 Central Road, Onanole, MB on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MEED

DONNA ELAINE MEED, beloved wife of Gary Meed, of Monarch, passed away suddenly at home surrounded by her family, on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 75 years

A Come-and-Go Memorial Reception will be held at the MONARCH COMMUNITY HALL – 330 Kipp Avenue, Monarch, Alberta on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PASSEY

1933 – 2018

Jean (Gurney) Passey, age 84, of Magrath, Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 after a long decline due to dementia. Jean was born on July 6, 1933 in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Albert Glen Gurney and Mary Nancy (Bingham) Gurney. She grew up in Magrath where she attended school, worked and made lifelong friends. Jean, who was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, married Ronald L. Passey on October 28, 1953. She and Ron raised a family while residing in Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat and Camrose. When Ron retired they built a lovely home in Magrath that became a gathering place for their children and grandchildren for many years. She loved her children and spent her life in dedicated service to them, her friends and others. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and was a wonderful cook. Her cookie jar was always full and her home neat and tidy.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Max Glen Gurney, and by two grandchildren, Daniel Spackman and Allison (Spackman) Morris. Jean is survived by her husband Ron, four children and spouses: daughter, Donna and Kent Spackman, of Tualatin, Oregon; son, Keith and Jeanine Passey, of Magrath, Alberta; daughter, Larene and Doug Zimmer, of Daysland, Alberta; and daughter Karen and Marc Payne, of Lehi, Utah. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held on Friday, June 1st, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL (170 North Centre Street, Magrath, Alberta) at 11:00 a.m. after which Jean will be laid to rest in the Magrath Cemetery. Family and friends may meet the family between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service.

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


RICHARDSON

MARIE LOUISE RICHARDSON, beloved wife of Carl Richardson passed away on May 26, 2018 at the age of 76. Marie is predeceased by her sister Dorothy, brother Floyd and great granddaughter Katelynne. She leaves to mourn her husband; Carl Richardson, sons; Reno, Laval (Anita), Mark (Sherry) and Randy, grandchildren; Trisha (Andre), Shalayne, Murry and great granddaughter; Sadie. A Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Stirling Chapel, 413 3 St, Stirling, Alberta, with Bishop Jim Seely officiating. Friends are welcome to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.

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


Daniel “Danny” Riopel

1979 – 2018

Mr. Daniel “Danny” Riopel of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Louise Riopel and loving father to Carter and Taya, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 39 years. A Celebration of Danny’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


THOMSON

COLIN RICHARD THOMSON, beloved husband of Marion Thomson, passed away unexpectedly at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Colin’s Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12A Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2J1.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VAN PELT

ARTHUR “ART” CORNELIUS VAN PELT, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Art is survived by his loving children, James (Jan) Van Pelt of Strathmore, John (Stephanie) Van Pelt of Lethbridge, Richard (Bernice) Van Pelt of Lethbridge and Patricia (Jeremy) Lane of Crowsnest Pass, as well as his 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Cornelius (Lena) Van Pelt and his brother-in-law, Bob Whilshut.

He was predeceased by his parents, Teuntje and Jan Izak Van Pelt, his sisters, Terry Whilshut and Audrey (Henry) Van Dyke and his former wife, Rhonda Van Pelt.

Art was born in Ridderkirk, Netherlands in 1934. His family immigrated to Alberta in 1953. He met the love of his life, Rhonda Van Rootselaar, at church and they were married in 1960. Together, they raised four children.

Our Dad loved to work. He enjoyed numerous occupations, including farming, construction, real estate and more. Dad traveled to Mexico many times for business and pleasure. He had many hobbies, such as beekeeping, winemaking, gardening, reading and listening to classical music. Dad was a hard worker and was always honest and generous with his time. He was a very well-versed and intelligent man with a great sense of humour and quick wit, and he relished a good political debate.

Art’s family would like to thank all the staff at Good Samaritans Park Meadows for their wonderful care.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Come-and-Go Memorial Reception at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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


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