January 25th, 2021

FRIDAY, November 2, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 2, 2018.


LEO C. BERG, beloved and devoted husband of Linda, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit. Leo’s wife and sons were by his side when he left to be with his much-loved Mom & Dad.

Leo was a kind and gentle man and he passed these traits onto his sons, Rod & Chris. Left to cherish his memory are his granddaughters, Bailey & Courtney, his grandson, Alex, his brother-in-law, Kirby, his nephew, Gary, his niece, Ang and his great-niece, Sara.

A Private Family Celebration will be held at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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August 10, 1943 – October 26, 2018

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of ROLAND, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend. Roland passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved wife, Peggy, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends at the Cardston Hospital on October 26, 2018. Roland was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on August 10, 1943 to Jim and Isabelle Big Throat.

Roland and Peggy were blessed with 40 years of marriage and together they had 8 children, 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Roland was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a hard worker, a good provider to his family. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Roland had a humorous side to him. He liked to joke and tease, he had inside jokes towards his grandchildren. Roland liked travelling and one of his highlights was when he toured Graceland. He drove passed Sun Records and enjoyed a meal in BB King’s House of Blues on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. In his many travels he went down Route 66 in the southern part of the United States. Roland still enjoyed playing basketball with his boys. He also taught his boys how to play guitar and played with the two Jimmy’s. Roland took pride in working around his home, he was very particular in keeping clean both inside and outside the house. Peggy’s siblings grew up by Roland. He was considered one of them and was very close to them. As a young man Roland was given his first guitar by his mom Isabelle and learned to play his favorite rock and western tunes. Roland received his education at the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School and resided there for 11 years. While in school, he joined the St. Mary’s Warriors basketball team where they won the southern Alberta Championship in 1960. At 15 years old, he joined the Army Cadets and spent the summer in Vernon, BC. After leaving school, he worked on his dad’s ranch watching his cattle. He continued educating himself with his reading and shared his knowledge of world affairs with his children.

Roland leaves to mourn his wife Peggy; daughters: Leanne (Darcy) Russell, Rolanda (Warren) McGinnis; sons: Fabian (Patricia) Shot Both Sides, Kelly (Kelly Marie), Des (Julie) Big Throat, 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; brothers: Eugene (Lorna) Creighton, Randy (Anita) Bottle, Winold (Benita) Creighton; sisters: Bernice Fox, Verna Fox, Joanne Davis, Frances Little Light, Carrie First Rider; adopted mother-in-law: Lena Russell and family; sisters-in-law: Wilma Clear Sky, Marlene, Libbie, Shirley & Ethel Chief Moon, Carol Many Fingers and Shelly Iron Shirt; brothers in-law: Byron (Shannon), Kelsey (Tiki) and Blair Chief Moon; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and long-time best friend, Buck (Geraldine) Many Fingers. Roland was predeceased by his sons: Roland Jr., Jimmy Big Throat and Jimmy Shot Both Sides, 6 infant grandchildren, parents: Jim and Isabelle Big Throat; parents-in-law: Mona (Willie) Plain Woman; uncles: Harry (Clara) Big Throat, Pat (Paula) Weasel Head and Dan (Louise) Calf Robe of Browning, MT; sister-in-law: Trixie Chief Moon and brothers-in-law: Gary and Fritz Chief Moon and Floyd Fox; nephew Clement Fox and niece Melody Fox. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones and friends.

The Family Service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB followed by the Wake Service at Cardston Senior Centre (260 1st St. West) from 7:00 to 11:00 pm and Mass on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 am, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve. Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Levern, AB.

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

DEUSCHLE 1941-2018

Fred (Manfred) Deuschle, of Lethbridge passed away peacefully with his daughter Carie by his side on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 76 years. Fred was born December 24,1941 in Kuchary Poland and immigrated from Germany to Canada with his family in 1954. He was a talented builder specializing in custom homes through his company DACAR Construction in earlier years. Fred raced stock cars, loved golf, was an avid reader, loved watching all sports on tv and of course always willing to play his hand in cards. He was quick witted with a dry sense of humour that kept you on your toes. Fred was predeceased by his daughter Shelley Lee Deuschle and his parents Gotthilf and Olga Deuschle. He will be missed but never forgotten by his daughter Carie (Darren) Elkjaer, son Jeff (Kerri) Deuschle, sister Erika (Denis) Balazs, Hugo (Vera) Deuschle, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital- 4B for the excellent care provided to Fred. As per Fred’s request no funeral service will be held.

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ALLAN WILLIAM DOMEIER passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 15, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Allan is survived by his sister, Lois Shail of Sherwood Park. He is also survived by his nephew, Kevin Shail of Sherwood Park and his niece, Colleen (Neil) McKenzie of Sherwood Park along with their children, Keltie and Kenton.

He was predeceased by his mother, Mary and his father, Bill.

Allan graduated from the Lethbridge College with a BSc in Chemistry. He went on to work for Summit Lime Works and the Alberta Research Council in Lethbridge. He had a true passion for working on, and enjoyed restoring old cars. Allan enjoyed spending many hours in his well-ordered garage honing his craft.

Allan’s true passion has come. He is now serving the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.

Those wishing to honour the memory of Allan may donate to The Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12A Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2J1 or to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

Allan will be laid to rest at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to meet at the front gates at 1:45 P.M. to process into the cemetery together.

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GERTRUDE JEAN GALTS, beloved wife of Ken, of Coutts, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the age of 81 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children Laurie (Bob) Hartley, Glen Galts, Noreen (Tom) Vavrek and Shannon Watson; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Merelyn (Mark) Harty and brother Norman Vornbrock.

Gert was predeceased by her brothers Richard (Wilma) and Norbert (Judy) Vornbrock and sister-in-law Joyce Vornbrock.

Gert was born on December 17, 1936 to Alma & Christian Vornbrock and grew up in Allerston on the family farm. In school, she excelled in basketball and track and field events. Gert was working in Milk River as a bank teller when she met Kenneth Galts in 1959. They were married on February 20, 1960 and started their family.

Through the years, Gert and Ken travelled for business and to preach the word of God in several countries and made friends far and wide.

Gert was very active in her community and loved being a member of the Border Rascals Seniors Club. She loved to keep busy gardening, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting, painting, watching sports, and playing cards with the girls on Wednesday nights. She will be missed by many.

Gert loved her family and the Lord. She requested that any donations be made to the River of Life Fellowship, Box 476, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0.

A Celebration of life will be held at the COUTTS CIVIC CENTRE, 305 Centre Ave., Coutts, AB, on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Keith Dangerfield officiating. Luncheon to follow celebration.

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LaPriel Butler Low, age 85, returned to her heavenly home on Friday, October 26, 2018 after complications from a stroke she suffered on October 14th. Her devotion to her family and her strong faith supported her to the end. The Funeral Service will be held in CLARESHOLM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY-SAINTS- 4924-3rd Street East, Claresholm, Alberta. Friends and relatives may meet the family from 10:00a.m. to 10:45a.m. We invite all who knew her to join us as we celebrate her life. Lunch will follow. Interment will be in the Cardston Cemetery, Saturday afternoon following the service and lunch.

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STERLYN ETHAN MANY SHOTS, beloved husband of Treysha Little Light of Calgary passed away suddenly in Calgary on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the age of 20 years.

He is the loving father of Scarlet of Calgary. He is survived by his mother Darolyn Wells, father Sid Black Rider, one sister Kealy (Tyler Black Face) one brother Luke, step sister Jessica and step brother David.

He was predeceased by father Albert, brothers Tyson and Skylar.

A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 5:00 P.M. and continuing all night.

A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

Sterlyn will be laid to rest at the Farm Four Day Rider Cemetery.

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SUSAN MARIE METZ, beloved friend of Ed Parson of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 67 years.

A Celebration of Susan’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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HAROLD “HUBCAP HARRY” MUNROE, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Harry is survived by Linda (Ken) Pickering, Dave Munroe, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Harry was born on August 24, 1936 in Etzikom, Alberta. He was a self taught musician, playing in many bands including “Whiskey Gap and The Holidayers”. He enjoyed driving around collecting hubcaps for his store. Harry enjoyed camping and fishing.

A Memorial Service will be held at the NORDBRIDGE SENIORS CENTRE, 1904 – 13 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Please enter through the South doors. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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DOUGLAS JAMES OLSHASKI, beloved husband of Jaqueline Olshaski of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the age of 53 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. A reception will follow in the Church Hall.

Donation’s in Doug’s memory can be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874-10th Street N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 8W1.

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MARY ETHEL PETERSEN, beloved wife of the late Norman Charles “Bud” Petersen, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

She is survived by sons Wayne (Patricia) Petersen of Lethbridge, Rand (Michelle) Petersen of Edmonton, and Lonny (Dennice) Petersen of Fort Saskatchewan; grandchildren Kristen Moreau and Richard (Carmen) of Fort Saskatchewan, Scott (Amelia) of Lethbridge and Ian (Michelle) of Calgary; great-grandchildren Sophia, Ella, Isla, and Emma of Fort Saskatchewan and Evan and Claire of Calgary; sister Frances Homulos (Ron) of Edmonton, and brother George Kolibar of Lethbridge, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents John Sr. and Anna Kolibar, her brother John Kolibar Jr, sisters Annie Labas, Margaret Pennie, and Helen Kolibar, and brothers-in-law.

Born in Mislava, Czechoslovakia on August 2, 1923, Mom immigrated to Canada in 1929 with her mother and four siblings to join father John in Lestock, Saskatchewan. Hard times followed with all family members pitching in with farm work and family care. Mom and sister Margaret moved to Lethbridge in 1943 and found work at the Café in the Greyhound Bus Depot. There she met a dashing young member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Mom and Dad were married in November of 1945 and moved to the Petersen family farm in 1946 when Dad was released from military duties. Wayne, Rand and Lonny came along in the early 50’s. Mom worked hard as a farm wife and mother looking after her “boys”. She was active in the Wrentham United Church as a regular attendee, volunteer, and choir member. Schooling requirements convinced Mom and Dad to move to Lethbridge in 1965. Mom carried on her church affiliations with McKillop United. The challenges of farming from Lethbridge for ten years resulted in sale of the farm in 1974. Dad fell ill in the spring of 1975 but that presented an opportunity for Mom and Dad to become snowbirds to Mesa, Arizona for the next 20 years. Dad’s health issues ended the annual Mesa pilgrimage and Mom and Dad remained in the same house as they had purchased in 1964 until a move to the Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows Village occurred in 2007. They both blossomed there as care issues were handled by others. Dad passed in 2008 and Mom moved to the Cottages at the Good Samaritan’s facility when her own health issues challenged her independence. She enjoyed sing-songs, card bingo, and day trips for shopping and luncheons during her time at Park Meadows.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the management and staff at Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows Village and Dr. R. Strank for the excellent care provided to Mom.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Mary, donations can be made to Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village, 1511-15 Avenue N, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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GEORGE IRVING RATHLER, beloved husband of Lea Rathler, of Coalhurst, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 1st, 2018, at the age of 86 years. He is also survived by one son, Raymond Rathler; one daughter, Carmon (Danny) Williams and their children, Stevie & Tara.

No funeral service will be held. Cremation with a private interment at a later date.

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TONY ROSTESKI, beloved husband of Irene Rosteski (Jones), passed away peacefully from his illness at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Tony will be sadly missed by his wife, Irene, who was his loving partner and best friend for 36 years. He will be remembered by his children: Roger Rosteski and his daughter, Zoe; Amber (Ted) Harris; Trevor (Barb) Rosteski, their daughter, Selena and her children, Leo & Ali, as well as his sisters, Frances, Jennifer, Stella (Norman) & Nettie (Ron) and all of their families. He will also be truly missed by family and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Sophie & Stanley, his sisters, Cassie & Mary and his six brothers, Tom, Joe, Frank, Carman, Mike & Walter.

At Tony’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A Family Memorial will follow at a later date.

A heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Forestell and his nurses and the doctors and nurses of Floor 3C at Chinook Regional Hospital for all of the care they gave to Tony.

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MARK LAWSON SANDILANDS died peacefully, at the age of 75 years, on August 20, 2018 at the Coaldale Health Centre in the presence of his wife and partner Leona Jacobs; son Doug Sandilands (Jenn Tackaberry); daughter Alison Sandilands (Richard Quantz); and sister Joan Sandilands.

Mark was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 8, 1943 to Donald and Margaret Sandilands, the second of two children. He attended the University of Alberta (Edmonton) where he completed post-secondary studies in Psychology, culminating in his PhD. He joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Lethbridge as an Assistant Professor in 1968 and enjoyed 32 years of teaching, research, and service before retiring in 2000.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the

affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in

others; to leave the world a little better place than we found it, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life breathed easier because you lived.

This is to have succeeded.”

Attributed to Bessie Anderson Stanley (1879-1952)

This quote, found amongst Mark’s papers, summarized his philosophy of life and his commitment to issues of social justice. Mark was nothing if not an engaged citizen.

Mark’s specific field of interest was social psychology with a focus on personality, community, and environmental psychology. Through collaborative research and community service, he explored through publication and presentations, various corners of inquiry including such topics as social behaviour, gender, family violence, intergroup and cross-cultural relations, attitudes to language, psychology of patriotism and nationalism, and the psychologies of sport and of health.

Mark loved to be engaged with his knowledge. When asked what he was proudest of, his immediate response was the impact he felt he had on the students he had interacted with over his years at the University. He was also happy that he could apply his knowledge to real-life issues through active leadership and involvement with different community organizations: The Committee for an Independent Canada, Lethbridge Chapter; The Centre for Personal and Community Development (now Lethbridge Family Services); the Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; Alberta Mental Health, Victims and Families Subcommittee; Alberta Community Corrections (where he was a co-facilitator of educational groups for abusive men); and the City of Lethbridge’s Domestic Violence Action Team.

Mark was always active within the university environment, serving on various university committees and in various capacities on behalf of the University. In addition, he served the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association in various roles including vice-president, president, chair and chief negotiator for economic benefits, chair and chief negotiator for academic welfare, and chair for external relations. At the provincial and national levels, he served as president of the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations and as speaker of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Collective Bargaining Co-operative and of CAUT Council. Professionally, Mark served in various capacities within the Canadian Psychological Association, especially the section on Environmental Psychology, as well as on the Alberta Foundation for Nursing Research, Scientific Review Committee.

Upon retirement from the University in 2000, Mark took his political engagement to a new level when he ran for election to the 2001 Chinook Health Region Board. He subsequently served as the NDP candidate in Lethbridge West for the 2001 and 2004 provincial elections and as the NDP candidate in the Lethbridge riding for the 2008 and 2011 federal elections. While not winning in any of these elections, each attempt provided Mark with the opportunity to offer an informed and reasoned perspective on matters be they related to education, health care, environment, equity, justice, and any other issue that was top of mind at the time. He was described by others within the NDP as “a tireless mainstay and resource for local NDP members” and that through his letters to the Lethbridge Herald, he refused “to let others misrepresent the values of the progressive left or the policies of the NDP.”

Mark’s life was not all social activism. He enjoyed skiing, skating, wind surfing, dragon boating, and, most importantly, swimming which he started doing as a child; continued doing into adulthood as a coach, as an organizer, and as a competitive swimmer; and shared with Leona. Together, he and Leona competed in swim meets; travelled across Canada as well as to points in the USA, Japan, Europe, and Cuba; and finally built their cabin at Beaver Mines. The life he shared with Leona was full of good times, laughter, and love. He is missed.

Many thanks to Dr. Steeves as well as the doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals associated with the Jack Ady Cancer Clinic, the Palliative Care Team, St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, and the MAiD program. You all did your best by Mark.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. at the GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES VIEWING GALLERY, 502 – 1 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Mark by donating to the Alberta NDP (https://www.albertandp.ca/) or the Federal NDP (https://www.ndp.ca/) or by making a contribution to Dying with Dignity Canada (https://www.dyingwithdignity.ca/).

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ROSE STANKO (the Steak Lady) passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, 16 days before her 90th birthday.

Mom was born in Raca, Czechoslovakia on November 13, 1928 to Paul and Agnes Trncik. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1938 and settled in Onoway, Alberta where they began to farm. Life was very tough for them, clearing the land and enduring the harsh winters. A few years later, the family moved south to the Barrhill area near Picture Butte. Some of Mom’s jobs in Lethbridge included being a top egg grader and later working at the El Rancho Hotel as the head girl in the banquet rooms. She married Andy Stanko in 1948 and they lived at the Stanko family farm near Readymade. In 1960, they bought their own farm in Lomond where Dad did the farming and Mom took care of the cattle. In 1969, along with the farming, they also started to manage the Shaughnessy Hotel for the estate of Grandpa Stanko. Dad’s sudden passing in 1973 changed Mom’s life forever. Rick came back to run the farm which allowed Mom to continue to run the hotel, which she purchased in 1975. Being a people person, the hotel was very good for her especially after Dad’s passing. She became famous for her pan-fried steaks and catered many Christmas parties for businesses.

We were always amazed at who we would find sitting at her kitchen table talking to her and getting advice; we’re thinking the City of Lethbridge may have even benefitted from one of these sessions. Mom became quite the community person and believed in giving the people what they want. Mom started having community summer sports days at the hotel with pig wrestling, chariot races and a horseshoe tournament. Mom sold the hotel in 1996 and retired to Lethbridge, but retirement for her meant continuing to manage her many rental properties in Shaughnessy and Picture Butte. She had loved her cattle on the farm and every calving season she would remind us of what to do and look for.

Rose is survived by her two sons and their families: Rick & Cindy and their three daughters, Jennifer (Kent) Halluk and their children, Kale & Khloe; Kim (Tony) Ankermann and their children, Hudson & Nash; and Chris (Dwayne Harrison); Doug & Mary Anne and their three daughters, April (Bruce) Thomi and their children, Anita, Vince & Tess; Lindsay (Chad) Halyk; and Heather.

She was predeceased by her husband Andy in 1973, an infant son Jerry and son Wesley in 2011.

Special thanks are given to the staff of Black Rock Terrace, St. Therese Villa and first responders, especially Jack Peacock, who were always great to Mom.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne, celebrant.

Interment at Mountain View Cemetery will follow the Reception at the church.

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It is with great sadness that the family of Marie I. Tinordi announce her passing on Sunday October 28, 2018. Marie will be forever held in the hearts of her son, Aaron Samson, her mother Irene and numerous close family members and relatives. At Marie’s request there will be no funeral service held however the family invites you to a Memorial Gathering between 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday November 10, 2018 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #46, 159 23rd St, Fort Macleod. Memorial donation may be made in Marie’s Honour to the Senior Citizens Welcome Mat, P.O. Box 181, Fort Macleod, Ab T0L 0Z0.

Alta Walmsley

1939 – 2018

Mrs. Alta Walmsley of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Orval Walmsley, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative Centre after a courageous battle with cancer on October 28, 2018 at the age of 79 years. Alta was born in Fernie, British Columbia on June 26, 1939 and was one of 5 children born to James and Catherine MacDonald (nee Borup). She had many struggles in her life, but never once did she let them get her down. She enjoyed traveling the world with Orval and enjoyed spending time with family and friends she met along her travels. She was always willing to help others. She will be sadly missed Left to mourn her loss are her four children Dana Guzzi, Jim (Wendy) Guzzi, Jeff (Carol) Guzzi, and Ardyth (Tim Chambers); grandchildren Anthony (Taryn), Bradley (Karlee), Caylee, Devon, Austin, Brianna, and Brodie; great grandchildren Bennett and Larkin; sister Marg Lightburn, and brother Peter MacDonald. Besides her loving husband Orval, Alta was predeceased by her mother and father, brother Jim, sister Jean, and son Blair Guzzi. A special Thanks to the staff at St Michael’s Palliative Unit for their compassion and care. Memorial services will be held at a later date with her close family and friends.

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Delores Wingerter

1935 – 2018

Mrs. Dolores Wingerter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leo Wingerter, passed away on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the age of 83. Mom (Marie Aline Dolores Sincennes) was born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan on September 26, 1935. She was the middle child of 17 children. Her first language was French, and she had to learn English when she went to school. Growing up in a large family she learned the value of hard work and enjoyed helping her Mom. At the age of 19, Mom went to what she thought was a babysitting job, but it turned out to be a small house party where she met her future husband Leo. They married on August 15, 1956 and moved from Saskatchewan to Lethbridge with their baby boy Leslie who was born on June 15, 1957. Three more children were born, and Mom stayed home to raise her children. She made bread, the best cinnamon buns ever and would sew clothes for her children when she wasn’t tending to her garden. After her children grew up and got married, Mom and Dad moved to Claresholm and lived there for the next 30 years. Mom loved her children and grandchildren and always cherished their visits together. She will be forever missed. Dolores is survived by her two daughters Doris (Mike) Foster and Linda Soenen; two sons Les (Val) Wingerter, Gerald (Pauline) Wingerter; Grandchildren Christie (Roman) Sizer, Sharla (Dave) Bort, David Wingerter, Ryan (Aileen ) Foster, Dan Foster, Joe Soenen, Shaun (Simone) Soenen, Lenee (David) Veres-Fyfe plus eight great grandchildren; three sisters Noella (Scotty) Park, Alida (Dan) Genn and Yvonne (Bob) Nelson; one brother Roger Sincennes as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Dolores was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Gabrielle Sincennes; son-in-law Tony Soenen and twelve brothers and sisters. Vigil Rights (Prayers) service will be held at 7:00PM, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge AB. Cremation will be entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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