January 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 28, 2018.

Burton, Susan Hilda August 6, 1950 – July 23, 2018

Susan Burton of Claresholm, Alberta passed away at the Claresholm General Hospital in the presence of family on July 23, 2018 after a sudden and brief battle with cancer. She was two weeks short of her 68th birthday. Susan is survived by Rick, her loving husband of 45 years; daughter Kim Wachtler (Darren); son Adam; her most precious grandchildren Kassie and Blake Burton and Fara and Cate Wachtler; sisters Rhonda Remple and Donna Dixson; brother Greg Dixson; and stepmother Marguerite Dixson. Susan was predeceased by her father Gordon Dixson; dear sister Gaile Dixson; and her mother Adeline Dixson, just 3 days prior to Susan’s passing. Susan was born in Calgary, Alberta and then grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and Lethbridge Alberta and at age 14 settled with her family on a farm east of Claresholm. Two years later, she met the love of her life, Rick. It was also here where the foundation for so many genuine lifelong friendships was planted. Upon graduating from High School, Susan moved to Calgary to study at Mount Royal College, and following that she began working in administration and banking. Susan and Rick were married at the Claresholm United Church on August 11, 1973. To her last days Susan declared her wedding day as the happiest day of her life. In 1975 Susan and Rick built a home together on the family ranch west of Claresholm. This is where Susan truly found home. Beyond family, the hills and all their gifts and glory is what Susan loved most in life. A more devoted grandmother you would never find. She was forever thinking of new crafts, projects, gifts, stories and adventures for her 4 grandchildren. In addition, Susan dearly loved the company of her friends, travelling, photography and the arts. Susan was notably one of the kindest and most thoughtful people one could ever meet on this earth. Susan never focused on her own wants or needs. Her true happiness was served by helping put a smile on another’s face. She will be so dearly missed in her family and community. A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre ( 5920 – 8 Street West ) on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, tributes in Susan’s memory can be made to the Claresholm General Hospital Palliative Care, in care of The Claresholm and District Health Foundation. PO Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.Condolences may be forwarded to the family at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

Men wanted to be him.

Women wanted to be with him.

Born December 19, 1967 in Lethbridge, Tony entered this life and spent his 50 years living large. No matter where he was, he was always the guy in the room with the biggest presence and the biggest heart. He took fashion advice from no one and sported leather like only he could. He had a passion for friends and family, motorcycles, landscaping, and a knack for fixing anything , including things that didn’t need fixing, with special Tony style improvements (of course!) But his greatest passion, “accomplishment” and light of his life has always been his son Jaxon.

Tony will be immensely missed by his precious family, Jaxon (McIsaac Clairmont), Tara Aspeslet, Nick, Isabelle and Shayla; his deeply devoted Mother LaRae Clairmont; “little” sister Angela (Jason Turnbull), Stephanie, Doug, Stephen and Coral Rae; brother Bradley (Phoenix), Kingston and Bayma; a crew of loving cousins, Uncles, Aunties (especially Tami), and friends, who have shared so many of the memories.

We will be honouring Tony’s life in a way he would appreciate – with a Celebration of Life – to be held Saturday, August 4th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the acreage located at 95037 RR 213A, Lethbridge County (5km north of the city on 28 Street to the Rocky Road turnoff). Please bring your precious stories, warmest memories, and favourite photos to share with all of us who loved Tony so much.

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

Pete Cseke
1949 – 2018
Peter Alexander Cseke, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 69 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Monday, July 30, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Pete is survived by his three siblings Linda Cseke of Lethbridge; Tom Cseke (Jan) of Coaldale and his daughter Heather (Sean) Ashlee; Rick Cseke of Lethbridge and his children Tyler (Lila), Logan (Meagan), Colby (Ellen) and Rennie (Ryan) Aryk and by numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Mary Cseke, sister-in-law Irene Cseke and his nephew Kevin Cseke.
Pete was born in Taber where he lived his entire life. He was the oldest of four children and grew up on the family farm north of Taber. He took the bus to attend Dr. Hamman and W.R Myers. Following graduation, Pete worked as the parts manager at Kirchner Machine Ltd. in Lethbridge for years, driving to work from Taber. He will be remembered for being short in stature but always had a pickup truck taller than most. Later in years he worked as a millwright at the Taber Sugar Factory and Lamb Weston. Many have shared stories of his handy work he did around their home and yard, often whistling a tune while he worked. Pete was a gifted artist and fortunate for us, many have his paintings hanging in their homes. His other passion was his love for his dogs. As his “coffee buddies” would say, he loved his “Missy” and would often be seen riding his bike with Missy at his side. He always had a smile and an infectious laugh and was generous with his hugs.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Pete’s name may be made directly to the Taber Food Bank, 5512 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Rose Tyo
1924 – 2018
Augustina Rose Tyo, beloved wife of the late Jim Tyo, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in the lower hall at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 – 44 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday August 1, 2018 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. A private service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Rose is survived by her daughter Fran Dogterom of Taber; grandchildren Tim (Leagh) Dogterom, Sandra (Vince) Marthaller, Janine (Bruce) MacMurchy and Denise Dogterom; six great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother David (Linda) Beglaw, sisters-in-law Helen Beglaw, Mona Beglaw, Dwyla Beglaw, Imelda Beglaw, Kaye Beglaw and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband James Tyo; parents Mina (nee Jaster) and Reinhold Beglaw; Jim’s parents Gladys and Don Tyo; son-in-law Francis Dogterom; siblings Elsie (Joe) Gugelka, Arnold Beglaw, Ruth (Julius) Varga, Herman Beglaw, Amanda (Louis) Nagy, Esther (Isaac) Bateman, Martin (Loretta) Beglaw, Robert Beglaw, Edward Beglaw, Clifford Beglaw, Williard Beglaw and Jim’s brother Stanley (Doreen) Tyo.
Rose was born in Medicine Hat on August 28, 1924. She received her schooling in Retlaw. She worked as a waitress for Mrs. Brady in Vauxhall before marrying Jim in 1943. They farmed in the Rolling Green area south of Retlaw. Rose was hard working and helped with all aspects of farm life.
Everyone was welcome at her table whether is was a feast or eggs and potatoes. Rose was a talented woman who entered her handicrafts and baking in fairs winning many prizes. She baked bread, buns and doughnuts for farmers markets and many social functions in the community.
Rose knitted outfits for teddy bears to donate to the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary and dish cloths for everyone. She loved children of all ages, enjoyed playing cards and board games and took up coloring in her last years.
Rose was a resident of the Clearview Lodge for fourteen years before moving to Linden View where she spent the last two and a half months of her life.
For those who wish to send flowers, the family requests that the arrangements be sent directly to the Clearview Lodge or to Linden View for their residents to enjoy. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Rose’s name may be made directly to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), Box 4258, Olds, Alberta T4H 1P8 (http://www.jdrf.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Mae “Betty” Hart (nee Lewis) beloved wife of the late Edward Hart, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the age of 90 years resting peacefully at the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) in Medicine Hat. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wayne (Marlene) Hart, Garry (Wendy) Hart and Trudy (Gord Moore) Kurtz; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Riches; her grandchildren, Leanne Hart, (children: Chance, Jett, Jax and London); Melissa (Kyn) Jim, (children: Ty, Cruz, Sola and Matteo); Ryan (Meaghan) Hart, (children: Rylee, Emree and Preslee); Carrie (Brandon) Sweezey, (children: Whelan, Theo and Aiden); and their mother Val Hart; Justin French; Trina (Sascha Trapp) French, (daughter: Keegan); Kristie (Brent) Fisher, (children: Owen and Olivia); Kara (Kurtis) Deering, (children: Easton, Kaige and Kallie); Kevin (Steph) Kurtz, (children: Emerson, Bennett and Isabelle); and their father, Ken Kurtz; Carli (Mike) Rodger, (children: Siri, Maven and Boden); Mackenzie Hart; and their mother Cyndie Britton; Mason Hart, Matthew Moore, Mitchell (Terri) Moore, (children: Madi and Lexi); her brother, Mitchell Cruickshank; her sisters-in-law, Olive Hart and Erna Hart. She was predeceased by her parents, Chester and Audrey Lewis and her step-father Angus Cruickshank; her husband, Edward Hart on July 27, 2004; her son, Ken Hart on December 1, 2007; her brothers Bob Cruickshank and Glen Cruickshank; and her brothers-in-law, Bill Hart and Garvin Hart. Betty was born on May 12, 1928 and was raised in the Spruce View area. Betty met Ed Hart at Olds College in 1946 and they were married on March 30, 1948 in High River, Alberta. They moved to Vauxhall and farmed there until 1975 when they retired to Lethbridge. Betty inespent the last nine years at the River Ridge Care Centre in Medicine Hat to be closer to her family. She loved gardening, quilting, knitting, sewing, curling and bowling and she played bridge every week. Her biggest passion was cooking and baking. Betty was always very supportive and encouraging to her children. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren; they brought a lot of joy to her life. She will be dearly missed by all. Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at Carmel Hospice for the wonderful care of their mother during her stay. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Life Celebrant, Dave Townsend. The interment will be held prior to the funeral service at the Vauxhall Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Carmel Hospice (St. Joseph’s Home) c/o 156 – 3 St. NE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5M1 or the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories, #201, 770 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Betty Hart, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.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.

John Mario Credico, CD and Clasp

1929 – 2018

Beloved husband of Victoria (Vicky) Credico of Lethbridge Alberta passed away peacefully on July 25, 2018 at the age of 94 years. Born at San Giovanni in Galdo, Campbasso, Italy, September 17, 1923 to Luigi and Maria Incoranata Credico. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 with his mother and older brother. He was raised and educated in Lethbridge at St.Basil’s and St. Patrick schools. At sixteen he was employed at Catelli’s and then in the dairy industry for over 60 years; Crystal Dairy, Union Milk Co, Silverwoods, and Alpha Milk where he retired in 1988. John served in WWII for 3 ½ years in the RCNVR as a telegrapher, spending 27 months on board ship mostly on North Atlantic Convoy duty. He served with the 33rd FLD SQD-8th FLD REGT. RCE (M) and the 18th FLD REGT RCA (M). Following his WWII and post war Reserve Army service he was awarded the CD with clasp which recognizes exemplary service to his country. He was a member of the former Miner’s Library Club, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, IOOF Lodge No 2, as well as the Romulus and Remus Italian Canadian Club. Besides his loving wife of 72 years, he is survived by his sons: Duane of Bari, Italy and Dale (Caroline) of Vancouver; 3 grandchildren; his sister, Gelina Demers of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents; his brothers and sisters in law Nick (Theresa), Victor (Frances); and his sister and brother in law Lidia (Steve) Supina. John was a caring and loving husband and father. He loved his garden and was found to exaggerate the size of his vegetables. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, you may donate to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 120 – 6835 Railway Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 or the Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2.

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


HAZEL IRENE RASMUSSEN, beloved wife of the late Iven Rasmussen, of Del Bonita, passed away at the Good Samaritans Garden Vista in Magrath, on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Hazel is survived by her six children Cheryl (Charles) Dangel, Beverly (Will) Popowich, Russell (Sadie) Rasmussen, Myrna (Jim) Layton, Cindy (Joe) Lamoureux and Wesley (Jacquie) Rasmussen; as well as 17 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Ken (Rita) Deglow, sister Beverly (Roy) Nelson, numerous nieces and nephews as well as a special nephew Allen (Barb) Deglow.

She was predeceased by her husband Iven Rasmussen, grandson Russell Layton and 13 brothers and sisters.

Hazel was born November 14, 1925 in Magrath, the ninth of 16 children born to Nanna and Elmer Deglow.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North – 2 Street West, Magrath, AB, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M..

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Jeremy Richert officiating.

Hazel will be laid to rest with her husband Iven in the Magrath Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Magrath Seniors Centre, 32 North 1 Street West, Magrath, AB, T0K 1J0 or to the Raymond Health Centre Auxiliary, Box 599, Raymond, AB, T0K 2S0.

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


The family of MARILYN MILDRED VAN LOO (nee Dahl) announces her peaceful passing on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Born in 1928, Marilyn grew up in Standard, Alberta. The Dahl family moved to Drumheller where she met and married Jim Van Loo in 1948. They moved to Lethbridge where Jim established his business, Van’s TV, and they built a home and raised their children.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Laura Mae and Christian Dahl of Strathmore, and her sisters Beverly Holmes of Victoria, Carolyn Livingstone of Aldergrove BC, and Shirley Williams of Roseburg, Oregon.

Mom is survived by Jim, her lifelong sweetheart and husband of 70 years; her daughter, Melaine (Nicholas Cooney) of Calgary; son Darcy (Lilly) and their daughters Nicolette (Chris Cooke, Kaela and Moriah) of Lethbridge, and Genevieve (Joel Goldberg, Oliver and Murphy) of Calgary; son Randall of Invermere; brother Dennis (Pat) of White Rock; and her nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life Mom blessed us with her many gifts – her faith in the Lord, her belief in prayer, her patience and compassion, and her unwavering love for her family. We give thanks for Mom’s life and rejoice that her spirit now lives in Heaven.

A Memorial Service for Marilyn will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Marilyn’s name can be made to St. Augustine’s or a charity of your choice.

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

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