October 26th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, October 3, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 3, 2018.

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.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

A Wake will be held at OLD AGENCY, Blood Reserve, AB, on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Interment to follow at Old Agency Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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 be 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.
Karen will be forever loved and missed by her dear husband Brent and their daughters Emma and Lilly. She will also be lovingly remembered by her parents Henk and Janny DeVlieger of Taber; her brother Sam (Lesley) DeVlieger of Taber and their family Branson and Barrett and her brother Marten (Janine) DeVlieger of Taber and their family Noah and Kabrina. Karen will also be dearly missed by Brents family including his parents Tom and Rita Hamilton of Medicine Hat; his grandpa Charlie Schramm of Sparwood; his brother Brad (Ashley) Hamilton of Airdrie and their family Blake, Alya and Elliya, his brother Kevin (Lisa) Hamilton of Medicine Hat and their daughter Khloe and his sister Kelly (Cole) Penner of Medicine Hat and their daughter Mackinley.
She was predeceased by her opa and oma DeVlieger and opa and oma Van Damme; Brent’s grandma Marion Schramm and grandma Ann Veldman.
Karen was born in Taber, the third child born to Henk and Janny. As a baby and toddler, she was their little angel, always happy and content and she loved playing by herself or with her two older brothers. Karen attended Taber Christian School and Immanuel Christian High School where she established lots of friendships that she still has today. She really enjoyed trips to Holland to visit family where she acquired her love for old buildings and history. Following high school, Karen began her post secondary schooling at the University of Lethbridge where she completed her Bachelor of Management Degree. She had a passion for business and while working for her Dad, Karen received her designation as a Certified Management Accountant.
During her time in University, Karen met the love of her life, Brent, who she greatly adored. This soon led to their wedding on a beautiful August day. Karen also loved animals. Growing up, she had pet bunnies and then later in life, her puppy Daisy, who she loved greatly and who helped Karen get through the tough days in life.
Brent and Karen were blessed with twin daughters, Emma and Lily. Karen’s love for her girls was like no other. She faced a life of adversity, being born with Cystic Fibrosis, a condition that caused her lungs to deteriorate over time. Then almost five years ago, on Christmas Eve, she was blessed with the most amazing gift; new lungs from her generous donor family. This gave her a new lease on life. She enjoyed everyday to the fullest with her family; travelling, camping, gardening and entertaining company. She always put God first and was a shining light towards others. Karen will be greatly missed by everyone, especially her loving husband, her two daughters and her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Karen’s name may be made directly to The University Hospital Foundation, 8440 – 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2B7 – memo line: lung transplant – (http://www.universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca).
A special thanks to all the medical staff that were involved in Karen’s care through out her life.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HOLT

RONALD DWIGHT “RON” HOLT, beloved husband of Virginia Holt, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the age of 75 years after a courageous eight-month battle with lung cancer.

Ron is survived by his wife, Virginia, sons, Steven (Aleshia), Robert and David, five grandchildren, Cassie (Nathan) Brady of Australia, Ryan (Brittany) Holt and Tyler (Ashley) Holt of Lethbridge and Kayla Holt and Taylan (Kara) Holt of Surrey, BC, two daughters-in-law, Michelle and Lorry, nine great-grandchildren, Zack, Brooklyn, Payton, Jayce, Afton, Hudsyn, Grayson and Eastyn of Lethbridge and Aiden of Australia, brothers, George Holt, Gary (Carol) Holt, Marg (Ray) Bath and Barb (Barrie) Mathews, a sister-in-law, Sandra (Jim) Pratt, a cousin, Eleanor Ross, his special friend, Donna Karl, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ron was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on January 17, 1943 and moved to Sidney, BC with his family at age six. In 1968, Ron and Virginia moved to Lethbridge where he worked in the plumbing and gas fitting industry. Upon retirement, they enjoyed their winters in Parker and Yuma, Arizona where they made friends with a lot of folks.

At Ron’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

A Come-and-Go Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at Ron and Virginia’s home, 1302 – 13 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Matt Martinelli
1927 – 2018
Mato Martinelli, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 91 years.
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.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Tsuyoshi Eddy Nishida

1923 – 2018

Tsuyoshi “Eddy” Nishida of Raymond, Alberta passed away in Raymond on August 26, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Eddy was predeceased by his wife Janet (Hayashi); his parents Tatsuzo and Sumiye; brothers Takeshi and Walter; sisters-in-law Flora and Miyo Nishida; and brothers-in-law George Kadonaga, Leslie Nelson and Ken Kamitomo; godson/nephew Tim Nishida; nieces and nephews, Julianne Kozak, Carol Nishida, Orville Dahl, and Gary McPherson. He is survived by his sisters Marian Nelson and Katie Kamitomo as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Eddy was born on January 1, 1923 in Woodfibre, BC. At the age of 14, he developed tuberculosis and shortly after that, his family was forced to leave the West Coast during the internment of the Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. Eddy was separated from his family and sent to a tuberculosis sanitorium in New Denver, BC where he would live for the next 8 years. After his release in 1950, he took welding courses from SAIT. In 1952, he married Janet Hayashi in New Denver, BC, however, his beloved Janet died after only 5 years of marriage. Eddy had a passion for photography and fly fishing, but his true passion was a life of service to the church. He was an active member of St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in Lethbridge since 1951, singing in the choir for over 55 years. Licensed as a Lay Reader in 1965, he presided over countless services in churches, private homes and seniors’ nursing facilities and provided some of his services in Japanese. He was once told that he was the only Japanese Anglican Lay Reader in Canada. Eddy volunteered countless hours at the Sorrento Lay Training Centre in Sorrento, BC providing photography services and audio recordings of sessions held at the Centre over a 40-year span. He would spend his summers at Sorrento Centre and became a well-known fixture there and rains deeply respected and loved. In 2008, Eddy was awarded the prestigious “Anglican Award of Merit” for all his dedication and hours of ministry to the church. At Eddy’s request, a family service (including church family) will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 6, 2018 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Donations of flowers, food and monetary gifts are gratefully declined. If you wish, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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


PETERSON

MARJORIE PHYLLIS PETERSON, nee Moir, of Cardston, beloved wife of the late Golden Grant Peterson, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Marjorie will be missed and lovingly remembered by her children Byron Peterson (Karyn) and Sheri Kiemele (Darwin); her grandchildren Darin Peterson (Mistie), Moira Dawn Law (Jonas), Breanne Kiemele, Tyson Kiemele, Bradley, Trevor, Marissa, Serena, Curtis, Adam, and Diana Peterson; and by her great-grandchildren Taylor Peterson, Caleb Peterson, Aspen Law, and Piper Law; as well as her brother Kent Moir (Monnie), her brother-in-law Brian Egli, her sister-in-law Melva Quinton, her nephews and nieces, cousins, and many friends.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Grant Peterson in 1999 and her sister Beatrice (Bea) Egli in 2015.

Marjorie was born in Cardston, Alberta on August 26th, 1937 to John (Jack) Albert Moir and Katrina (Katherine) Maerz. She was raised in several small communities around southern Alberta as her dad Jack Moir was a school teacher. Marjorie received her RN degree in September 1960 from the Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing. On May 26th, 1962, Marjorie married Golden Grant Peterson in Rosemary, Alberta. They lived in Cardston during the early years of their marriage, and later moved to Beazer, Alberta where they raised their family. Marjorie worked for many years at the Blood Indian Hospital in Cardston, where her love for the Native people was very evident. She also enjoyed using her knowledge of nursing to help many neighbours and farm animals alike. When she wasn’t working she was doing something nice for someone else or playing crib with friends. Marjorie also enjoyed keeping a series of history books documenting births, weddings, deaths, and other life events of many local area families which amounted to dozens of volumes. She kept this up until she could no longer see due to macular degeneration.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, (355 – 3 Street West) Cardston, AB on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Friends may meet the family from 12:00 to 12:45 pm prior to the service.

Interment to follow in the Beazer Cemetery in Beazer, Alberta.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Mary Sorgard

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Mary Sorgard of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Sorgard, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


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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