October 24th, 2020

FRIDAY, August 24, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 24, 2018.

Julia Bochenko

1919 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Julia Bochenko at the age of 98 years. She leaves behind 3 daughters; 2 sons; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, August 27, 2018 at HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, 643 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB Interment will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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BROWN

HAROLD BROWN, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the age of 69 years.Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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David “Dave” Anderson

1953 – 2018

Mr. David “Dave” John Anderson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Marlene Anderson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the age of 65 years. Dave was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Archie and Alice Anderson. He grew up here and grew to love cars and trucks. He did everything from mechanics to body work. He worked at Marshalls, Hepps, and ended up owning Big 4 Auto. At the age of 17, Dave met Marlene and they were married for 44 years. Dave is survived by his daughter Tammy Voytko; grandchildren Sharon & Brett Voytko, Branden Kotowski, Mackenzie Anderson, Tatum & Chase Menniger; great-grandchildren Sylis, Dayton and Jaxon; his sister Dianne Park; 2 brothers Rob Anderson and Brian Anderson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides his loving wife Marlene, Dave was predeceased by his parents Archie and Alice Anderson; mother-in-law Sue Yin; father-in-law Eam Young Yee; son David Anderson; and his daughter Angela Anderson. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. A private family graveside service will be held in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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DIESER

JOHN DIESER, beloved husband of Mary Dieser of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

An Interment will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY on Friday, August 24th at 2:00 P.M. (Meet at the front gates at 1:45 P.M.) followed by a Celebration of his Life at CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 716-23rd Street North, Lethbridge, AB at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.

In memory of John, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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FABBRI

JOSEPH “JOE” VINCENT FABBRI, beloved husband of Grace Fabbri, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Along with his wife Grace, he is lovingly remembered by his children, Coralee (Craig) Watson, Brenda (Lynn) Rosaine, Cam(Maria) Fabbri and Brian (Robin) Fabbri; his grandchildren, Micaela (Demetrious) McBride, Ryan (Jolene) Watson, Wanita (Kit) Love, Jovi and Jamie Fabbri and Sayler, Paris and Joseph Fabbri; his great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Jaden Mc Bride, Carson and Cassy Love and Wyatt and Beau Watson as well as his sister, Rita Berlando. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Irma Fabbri and his sister, Lillian Parkyn. Joe was born on July 23rd, 1930 in Lethbridge, AB and attended school at St. Basil’s Elementary and St. Patrick’s High School. He furthered his education at Campion College in Regina, SK and while there, was awarded a medal for Junior Leadership. On June 30, 1953 Joe married the love of his life, Grace Sebok and together they started their life in Lethbridge. In 1955, they moved to Barnwell where they farmed for the next 5 years. In 1960, they moved to Taber where they farmed and operated a poultry business for 45 years. They retired back to Lethbridge in 2002. Joe volunteered many hours to the betterment of his southern Alberta communities. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Lion’s Club and became very active in Jr. baseball, fastball , slow pitch and golfing. Joe was President of Minor Hockey and involved with all ages of players but always said he enjoyed the “little guys” the best. Joseph also held the position of President of the Taber Chief’s Hockey Team for 6 years and President of the Taber Figure Skating Club. Joe and Grace celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year and considered his greatest love to be his family, whom he treasured and adored. His kindness, support, guidance and words of wisdom is a gift that his family will carry forever. A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. An Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Joe, donations may be made to The Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Stn. South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2

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ALICE STEED GIBB

October 31, 1924 – Aug 21, 2018

Alice was born to LeRoy and Adolene Pitcher She loved her Halloween birthday and made the most of it by trying it get the kids to believe she was a witch. However, due to her generous and unconditionally loving spirit, no one was ever convinced.

Alice was blessed with parents and siblings that were always there to provide unconditional assistance in times of need. Brothers Lorin, Melvin, Ted (deceased) and Sister Thelma (deceased). Lorin and Melvin were at her side until the end. We love them so much for that.

Growing up she worked on the farm at Woolford and participated in many track and field events. During the war she served as a secretary and typist for the Canadian Military.

Alice loved people, especially children and those in need. She had 7 children Patricia Rae (deceased) Mike, Dennis (Brenda),  Rod (deceased) (Sharon), Tim (Loni), Kevan, Jeff (Karen). She was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren who were her greatest joy. Alice served in many capacities in her Church including the Relief Society Singing mothers. She started a playschool and worked with the Kindergarten for several years. She then joined the Green Acres foundation and Managed Golden Acres and Heritage Senior lodges until her retirement.

After her retirement she continued to care for her husband Wayne (deceased) her mother and her Grandkids. For many years she volunteered as a baby cuddler at the Lethbridge hospital. She was incredibly creative and made many costumes, quilts and knitted hundreds of winter hats for seniors and the homeless. She enjoyed gardening and was always canning and bottling fruits, vegetables, jams and jellies. She was an award winning baker of bread, buns, pies and cakes and always made sure everyone was fed.

We want to thank all the staff at the Lethbridge Good Sams cottage 6 for providing such loving care. Special thanks to Leanne.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER (Corner of Centre St. and East 1 Ave. South) Magrath, AB on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

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Gloria Graham

1932 – 2018

Gloria Graham nee Ostby of Lethbridge, formerly of Warner, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the age of 86 years. A Celebration of Gloria’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 24, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family graveside service will be held prior in the Warner Cemetery, with Pastor Tim Seim officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Lynn Schmelzer

Ruth Lynn Schouten

Ruth Nonay

Lynn Schmelzer of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away suddenly in Nevada on July 13, 2018 at 52 years of age . She is survived by her mother Marge, her loving husband Udo and 4 children Robert, Brian, Thomas and Quinn.

Lynn was born in Edmonton November 2, 1965. She lived in various locations around Western Canada until she raised her children in Peace River. In Brooks she lost her first husband Steve Schouten. After mourning, she then found her new home in Lethbridge and found her soulmate Udo Schmelzer.

She loved helping and making people happy. A compassionate person, who cared for all; customers, friends, acquaintances, and all walks of life. There is a hole left behind in the Lethbridge community after her passing.

She will continue to live on with her donor recipients, her ultimate gift and act of kindness.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sept 22 at the Croatian Club in Lethbridge, starting with a memorial bike ride at 1:30PM.


O’BRIEN

MARTHA ELISABETH O’BRIEN, beloved wife of the late Clarence Delman O’Brien, passed away surrounded by family at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the age of 106 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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OLMEDO

MARÍA TERESA BARRÓN GÓMEZ DE OLMEDO, born February 21, 1927 in San Salvador del Valle (Trápaga) Spain, passed away on August 19, 2018.

Teresa left her home in Spain at age 24 and moved to Montevideo, Uruguay where she met and married Gonzalo Olmedo, the love of her life for over 62 years. In 1979, Teresa and her family immigrated to Canada.

Teresa is survived by her sweetheart Gonzalo; her daughters Mayte (George) Hufnagel and Mónica (Terry) Ingoldsby; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the kind caregivers at Extendicare Fairmont Park, the Chinook Regional Hospital and the St Michael’s Health Centre.

Funeral Services to be held on Saturday, August 25th at 11:00 AM at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South (entrance to the airport). Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45 AM prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Covenant Foundation in support of Palliative Care at St. Michaels Health Centre. Room 3C60 11111 Jasper Ave Edmonton AB T5K 0L4.

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Charles “Eddie” Owen

1937 – 2018

Mr. Charles “Eddie” Owen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Jeanne Owen, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels’ Health Centre on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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SHANKS1945-2018

George Albert Shanks, beloved husband of Sherrie Shanks, passed away of a sudden heart attack on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the age of 73 years. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 at LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE- 1805 9 Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


SMART

Smart, Norma Lee, of Vulcan, beloved wife of Calvin, passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre on August 19, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Besides her husband Calvin, Norma is survived by her daughter Nicole (Michael) and grandchildren Tariq, Baiyinah and Issra.

To honour Norma’s wishes, there will not be a service at this time.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, any tributes in Norma’s memory can be made to the Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation at Box 28, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 or http://www.vchwfoundation.com

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-condolences may be sent to Norma.Lee.Smart@icloud.com.


TOETERS

KRINA PIETERNELLA “NELLIE” TOETERS, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Besides her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Gerard, she is remembered by her children, Florence (Paul) Bouwkamp and their son Steve; and daughter Virginia (Clinton) Polec and their children, Scott and Abby; and son Marcel (Bernita) Toeters and their children, Kadin, Kyle, Kamryn and Kody; as well as her sisters, brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.Nellie was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Ann as well as her parents, Floris and Martina Van Westenbrugge.Mom was born in Holland on September 25, 1946 and immigrated with her family to Canada in 1953. Mom met Dad and they were married on November 15, 1969. Mom’s greatest joy was her husband and family and she had a special bond with each of her children and grandchildren. She loved her 27 year career driving with Access-A-Ride and developed wonderful friendships with the many children and adult clients she drove. Mom also enjoyed volunteering to care for her “children” at Mommies & Me at church. Mom and Dad were able to enjoy a number of vacations over the last few years as well as camping and hiking together. She was always busy with her hands and could often be found in her craft room sewing, quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking and making handmade cards for each of our birthdays, special occasions and Christmas cards for friends and family. Mom also loved to bake and will be remembered for her boeterkoek, almond “stuff” and cherry cheesecake.We invite you to meet with our family for a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.A Private Family Graveside Service will be followed by a Memorial Service at WESTMINSTER CHAPEL, 329-19th Street North, Lethbridge AB at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ian Crooks officiating.In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations in memory of Nellie be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5.

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