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TUESDAY, October 2, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 2, 2018.

Keith Beall

1950 – 2018

Keith Beall, beloved husband of Rose Beall, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on September 30, 2018 at the age of 67. Keith enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a hard worker, and collector of many things. He spent much of his life working as a mechanic. Keith was a loving father to his two daughters, Joanne and Kristen. He will be greatly missed by his grand-daughters, “his girls”, Kelsey (Clint), Melissa, and Savannah, as well as his brother and sister Gene (Cindy) and Lesley. Keith was predeceased by his mother and father Vera and John earlier this year, as well as his brother Kim. The family would like to extend a thank you to the nursing staff and doctors at the Chinook Regional Hospital on 4B. As per Keith’s request, no Funeral service will be held. Family to have a celebration of life at a later date.

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DAY CHIEF

WINSTON DAY CHIEF “Ksistsikominaawa”, beloved husband of Martha Day Chief of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Karen Hamilton
1984 – 2018
Katherine Jane Hamilton, beloved wife of Brent Hamilton, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the age of 33 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Thursday, October 4, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HOLT, RON

Mr. Ron Holt, a 43 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away September 27th, 2018. The Officers, Members and Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


IRON SHIRT

Blaire Leanne Iron Short (Beebe) passed away on September 23, 2018 at the age of 33 years. A family service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave S, followed by a wake service at White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday October 5, 2018 at St. Mary Church, Stand Off, AB with Reverend Pawal Andrasz Officiating. Burial in St, Catherine’s Cemetery.


KENDALL, Hilda Mary

February 10, 1927

– September 28, 2018

The family of Hilda Mary Kendall is sad to announce her passing on Friday, September 28, 2018. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Kenneth “Ken” Kendall.

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Margaret McKay

January 8, 1934

– September 27, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful Wife, Mother, Nannie, Great Grandmother, Aunt, and Sister-in-law, MARGARET MCKAY on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Marg was born January 8, 1934 in Nairn, Scotland. She came to Canada with her parents and brother in 1951 settling in Picture Butte, Alberta. It was there that she met and married Fredrick McKay on August 12, 1953 in the Picture Butte United Church. They had just celebrated 65 years together.

Marg was actively involved in Lethbridge Musical Theatre beginning in 1967 with her first show being “Show Boat”. She made many wonderful and lifelong friends both onstage and off. She also worked backstage and was a member of the executive and was an honorary board member for the past few years. Many memorable years were spent as a family constructing sets, acting and singing, social convening, program sales, and great after show celebrations in the Green Room. She was given the Lemmy Award, an honour bestowed by Musical Theatre for hard work and leadership and she was also given a life membership. Marg was a life member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 Ladies Auxiliary and served on that board in many capacities and did many hours of volunteering on several committees, something she loved to do and was very proud of. Marg also enjoyed travelling to St George, Utah every October to watch her husband, Fred, compete in Slowpitch at the World Seniors Games and in the winter months being one of the hockey wives for the Coaldale Sugar Daddies. She also became a team “Mom” to many young men of the Taber Palace Pats when Fred was coaching, a “position” she loved. Marg is survived by her loving husband Fred; daughter Dawn (Rodney) Flexhaug, granddaughter Nicole Flexhaug (Angie Forsyth); great-grandchildren Jenna Arlett, Spencer Forsyth, and Atley Forsyth. She is also survived by a sister-in-law Mae Lewis, a cousin Dougie (Shannon) Grant and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Doug and Jan Grant, her brother/sister-in-law Brian (Pat) Grant sisters/brothers-in-law, Janet (Clarence) Dickout and Charlie (Clara) McKay. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating.

Memorial Donations in Marg’s name may be made to a charity of your choosing. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Matt Martinelli
1927 – 2018
Mato Martinelli passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Taber Health Centre with family at his side. He faced a short and stoic battle with cancer nearly two months after his 91st birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Matt was born July 30, 1927 in Donja Obrijez, a small village in Croatia. He grew up the third of five siblings, having two brothers and two sisters. He was conscripted at a young age into the communist led Partisan military of Yugoslavia. Matt was eventually able to escape the authoritarian rule of his homeland and by 1957 had made his way to Canada settling in Taber. He convinced his future wife Maria, from the same Croatian province, to come to the new country which she did in 1962 and they had three children Myles, Emil and Lydia (1967-2013).
His greatest joy late in life was his now six year old grandson Jacob Daniel.
Matt had various occupations over the years but to town  residents he was most familiar, and sought after, with his own painting business. He always enjoyed fishing and good times with fellow countrymen, friends and family.  Matt was a devout Catholic and during his retired years volunteered as a member of the Knights of Columbus.
If friends so desire, a memorial tribute in Matt’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 (http://www.albertacancer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ray Tymko
1946 – 2018
With great sadness, the family of Raymond Richard Tymko share that on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 72 years, in Taber, his gentle spirit left to join his Creator in and through Jesus.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, their sons Kim (Trina) Tymko of Lethbridge, Sheldon (Bee) Tymko of Taber and daughter Raylene Tymko of Lethbridge. He was a beloved Poppa to five grandchildren Jordan, Kalyna, Noah, Petra and Jayda. He is survived by one brother Barry Tymko of Calgary. Ray also shared his life and love with a wealth of relatives who cherished his time spent with them.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Ann Tymko, his brother Gordon Tymko, sister Joanne Kuprowski and an infant sister Ann Marie.
Ray was born May 23, 1946 in Wadena, Saskatchewan. He spent his school years there as an adventurous boy priding himself in the mischievous camaraderie of small town prairie life. Following high school, he went to work in Lloydminster where he met and married Jenny, his life companion of fifty one years.
In 1972, Ray and Jenny journeyed west to Lethbridge eventually settling in Taber in 1977. His entrepreneurial spirit flourished during these forty one years in the community with numerous and varied business involvements. Ray’s love of business and “wheeling and dealing” built partnerships and deep lasting relationships with many people in the community and beyond. He embraced each day at work as a gift and developed strong bonds with employees, customers and all who became a part of his unique projects or were engaged by his story telling.
By far, Ray’s deepest love was family and friends, always happiest when sharing home cooked food, laughter and his infectious spirit with all around him. As a proud Father and Poppa, he was always available to nurture, mentor and share his wisdom with his children and grandchildren. His deep faith and compassionate spirit welcomed many and motivated his commitment to serve the Church and community using his gifts and efforts for those in need.
Family and friends shared opportunities for Ray and Jenny to experience a variety of places at home and abroad. Ray was energized with travel always connecting to people and embracing diversity while appreciating the common ties of family, food and fun.
Ray’s life leaves a huge footprint of love and care that will be deeply missed. His lengthy battle with cancer reflected his great love for life and his courage to face hardships and suffering with dignity. With faith in God and acceptance of His plan, Ray passed peacefully, wanting to guide and support others while expressing gratitude for the goodness of his life until the end.
At Ray’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in his name may be made directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T4 or to the Taber Food Bank Society, 5512 – 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S4 (http://www.taberfoodbank.weebly.com).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Doreen Weinkauf
1944 – 2018
Doreen Margaret Weinkauf (nee Sander), beloved wife of Leo Weinkauf, passed away peacefully in Taber on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the age of 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Doreen will be dearly missed by Leo, her husband of fifty three years and their three sons Jack (Tanya) and his children Alyssa and Kayden; Dan (Sherry) and their children Morgan, Cody and Phoenix; Darrell.
Doreen was born in Scott, Saskatchewan to Joseph and Bernadina Sander on August 18, 1944. In her early years Doreen loved bowling, camping, playing cards with friends and doing the weekly word search. She enjoyed following her sons and grandchildren to various sporting events and both her and Leo were avid Blue Jays fans. She loved the company of her dogs Niko and Barney.
Following her retirement from the Clearview Lodge, she went on to custodial duties at the catholic church.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Doreen’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca) or to the Alzheimer’s Society, 40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 (http://www.alzheimer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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