January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, November 3, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 3, 2018.


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

1926 – 2018

Mrs. Erma Erickson of Edmonton Alberta, (formerly of Milk River and Lethbridge), beloved wife of the late Mr. William Erickson, passed away on Friday October 26, 2018 at the age of 92 years. Erma immigrated to Canada from Hungary with her mother, Mary Juhasz, and her older sister Margaret. They came to the 1-17 district west of Milk River where her dad Joseph, earlier bought a farm. Erma had her schooling at Bank View School, then went to Milk River to work at Roberts Hotel and later moved to Lethbridge to work at the Shangre-la restaurant for several years. She then moved back to Milk River to marry William Erickson and raise their family. Erma worked part time at Border Counties Hospital for several years. After the passing of her husband, Erma moved back to Lethbridge with her daughters, going to work for several years at Municipal Hospital in the CSR department. She retired to Fairmont Gate to enjoy her back yard rose garden. She sewed many cross stitch beautiful pictures to give to her family. Erma leaves behind five daughters to mourn her passing, Marcella Kosinski, Bonnie Read, Monica Brisebois, Corinne Erickson, and Lorna Stuart; ten grandchildren Tracy Lofstrand, Cynthia Read, Cory Read, Conrad Brisebois, Eric Brisebois, Leslie Wyers, Mandy Dunlop, Kristy Eirikson, Savanah Stuart, and Stephanie Stuart and 13 great-grandchildren. Erma will miss her rose garden and squirrels. A Family Graveside Service was held.

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June 5, 1964 – October 27, 2018

Cardston, Alberta

It is with sadness that we announce the return of Garth Fitzner to his heavenly home on October 27th, after a prolonged struggle with cancer.

Garth will be very missed. He leaves behind his wife Joanne Fitzner (nee Robinson) and their little girl Rebekah, and his four grown children Justin, Sam, Amanda, and Victoria.

He is survived by his 6 siblings, Mike, Chris, Sally, Jeff, Tim, and Kurt, and his mother Elayne. He is predeceased by his father Reinholt.

Garth loved to dream up big ideas, and enthusiastically shared his passion for his projects with those around him. He spent his youth looking up at the stars and nurtured his fascination of space in his children. Garth was involved in scouting for 30+ years as a youth, a leader and a trainer. He received many awards, but he would have said his best accomplishments were acting as a District Commissioner for Beaver Hills and building the youth leadership courses that were beloved in the Northern Lights Council. Through these events alone, he changed the lives of hundreds of youth and leaders. He always looked for ways to reach out to others. Even as he battled with illness, he continued to reach out to youth and leaders within the Baden Powell Service Association, by working on their social media sites and designing policy.

Garth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a strong testimony of the gospel, and his life was a powerful example of his faith in its teachings. He was a dedicated family history researcher, eager to help others unearth their own genealogy. His efforts gave many of those already passed on the opportunity to accept sacred covenants done on their behalf.

Garth was also probably the best laser tag player you’ve ever seen.

Above all, he was an incredible husband and father. Garth achieved many things in the short time he had, but his family was his number one passion. He was dedicated to his children and his wife. It was his greatest joy to learn he would become a father again in his later life.

After Garth’s wishes, there will be a private family ceremony to celebrate his life at a later date.

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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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Edward Olsson

1944 – 2018

Mr. Edward Olsson of Coutts, Alberta, passed away at Milk River Health Centre on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00PM and 6:00PM on Monday, November 5, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, T1J 4P3. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2650 Westside Drive, Lethbridge Alberta.

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Jane Pargeter

1956 – 2018

Ms. Jane Pargeter of Coleman, Alberta, beloved spouse of Mr. Lester Anderson passed away at Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, November 8, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

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It is with profound sadness that we have had to say goodbye to our “Baba.” She has finally found peace. She passed away at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton on October 27, 2018.

Mom’s life journey began July 21, 1933. She was born in Filipovac, Croatia and lived eleven happy carefree years with her parents Magdelena and Alexander Feltrini, younger brother Johnny and older sister Carolina.

World War Two found them escaping the then Yugoslavia to a new life in Canada, working in the sugar beet fields at Nobleford, Alberta. The five years spent in refugee camps robbed her of childhood joys and opportunity for formal education.

Mom met a young Croatian farmer, George Perin, and the two married in 1952. To this marriage were born three daughters: Sylvia, Linda and Diane. In this small community of Barnwell and Taber, she made many friends, many of whom are still dear to her today. She and George made a home and livelihood on their modest farm. Mom has always felt herself a “farmer” and enjoyed farm tasks and her gardens.

After many months of kidney disease, George required dialysis, available then only in Edmonton at the University Hospital. Thus, in the spring of 1965, the family moved to Edmonton. George received dialysis for four years, surviving four more years after a kidney transplant, and passed away in February 1973.

Mom found employment at the Charles Camsell Hospital in the housekeeping, kitchen and laundry departments. She always recognized that the most valuable cultural currency she had not had been able to access was education. Her fulfillment came in seeing all three daughters and all six grandchildren convocate from university in diverse professions.

After George passed away, Mom found another companion in widower Steve Serediak. They married in August 1982. They both continued to work at the Charles Camsell Hospital and enjoyed their new home in St. Albert. After they both retired, they made their home at Brookside Estates. While Steve became the unofficial “fix it” man in the estates, Mom became a core part of the social and activity life. Steve succumbed to his heart and asthma conditions in June 2012.

When George passed away, the girls were 20, 19 and 15 years old and so Mom was not alone at home. When Steve died, she found herself living in a “too big” house. Her health too had become compromised, and so she moved to her condominium at Devonshire in May 2017. New health issues emerged with the fatal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in July 2018.

Living and working “on the farm” was one of her greatest recollections, and she was able to have one last week at Sylvia and Derek’s farm before being admitted into palliative care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in August 2018. There, she truly received compassionate care in the final days of her life journey.

Fiercely independent, Mom’s wishes for no funeral were respectfully followed. Her urn will be interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, next to George.

The Feltrini family history now resides with the only surviving member, Mom’s sister Carolina Jurcevic. Left with the abundance of love Mom had for family are Sylvia and Derek Burden and their sons Shane and Anthony; Linda and Ian Fraser and their daughters Carol-Anne and Katherine; and Diane and Ted Szumlas and their daughters Georgina and Alexandra.

A special place in her heart was for her three great grand-daughters – Willa, Anna and Evie.

Zbogom Baba. Go with God.

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Ronald “Ron” Julius Peta

1936 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ron Julius Peta, beloved husband of Venancia Peta, on Thursday October 25, 2018 at the age of 82. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Friday, November 2, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Celebration of Life will take place at 12:00pm, Saturday November 3, 2018 at ST. MARTHA’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd West Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS society of Alberta, 7874-10 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta 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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Marie-Jose Poitras
1950 – 2018
Marie-Jose Andree Poitras, beloved wife of Claude Poitras, passed away in Taber on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 67 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


DANIEL SOROCHAN, beloved son of John (deceased) & Jean Sorochan, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the age of 58 years. Besides his devoted wife, Lisa, and her daughters, Jenn & Randi Burton, he is survived by his siblings, Glenn (Heather MacDonald-Sorochan), Don (Dilene), Dale, Myra, Janette & James, all of Lethbridge and area. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Margot (Steve Smith) and brother-in-law, Michael (Cheryl), both of Toronto, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Vancouver, Cortes Island, Okotoks and Lethbridge.Dan was born in Medicine Hat, raised in Transcona, Winnipeg, MB and lived most of his life in Lethbridge. After graduating with distinction from the University of Manitoba (Engineering), he chose to spend his entire career working in the family business: Sorochan Enterprises. A workplace accident ended his construction career in 2011. In retirement, Dan was busy with his interests in anything tech, photography and rock & roll. He never missed a Bombers game on TV and he relished the times he could attend their games in Calgary. In 2016, Dan and Lisa bought “The Ranch” on Daigle Lake at the very end of the Alberta Ranch Road. It was a very special place for Dan that has all the best that southern Alberta has to offer; the foothills and mountains, the peace and quiet, and the caring neighbours. It was a place where Dan loved to be surrounded by family and friends while sharing a glass of California Zinfandel (not Primitivo).A Celebration of Dan’s Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor John Moermann officiating.The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists of the Emergency and ICU at the Chinook Regional Hospital for their excellent care of Dan and his family. They would also like to acknowledge all of those who acted as caregivers and supported Dan at home over the past five years. This includes Tracy N., Tina V., Kathryn O., Doreen R., Sheila P., and last but not least, Gilberto V., who always went above and beyond. Thank you all.To honour the memory of Dan, please consider making a donation to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation – Intensive Care Equipment Fund (c/o Chinook Regional Hospital), 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. Dan also supported others through Kiva (www.kiva.org).

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Robert Spenceley

1966 – 2018

In the evening hours of Tuesday, October 23, 2018 a much-loved son and brother passed away suddenly in Victoria BC. Rob Spenceley, the son of Jim and Lynda Spenceley of Lethbridge, moved here with his parents and older brother Bill in 1973. He attended Lakeview Elementary, Gilbert Paterson Junior High, and graduated from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in 1984. Rob’s teachers were always finding nice ways to explain that Rob’s natural energy was sometimes “disruptive” in class! The fact is, for all of his 52 years he was known for his quick wit, his ready laugh and his generous heart. He eventually studied at George Brown College in Ontario and became a refrigeration and heating technician, and this was his career up until the time he passed away. Family meant a lot to Rob, and he was forever grateful to his extended family in Alliston, Ontario–especially Aunt Trudy and Uncle Jack Solomon who helped him out so much when he apprenticed for his trade in his cousin Vern Solomon’s Environmental Systems Corporation. Rob also looked up to his big brother Bill, who fondly referred to his little brother as “Schnurf”. The last time the brothers spent together was a happy time in Rob’s favorite place, out on the ocean fishing. In fact, Rob was happiest out on the water, smiling into the wind piloting his beloved boat. Along with his love for hunting and camping, Rob was also an accomplished cook, and all of us will miss his laugh in the kitchen on Christmas Eve, helping Lynda with the schnitzel. Joining Jim, Lynda and Bill in a loving good-bye are his sister Susan Langdon, his sister-in law Shannon Spenceley, cousins Vern Solomon, Susan Kenney (Solomon), nieces Alexandra Cattoni and Burgess Langdon, nephews Eric Cattoni, Ted Spenceley and Spencer Langdon, and his uncle Frank Kyselka and family. A private family service will be held at a later date. Please Note: Rob’s brother (Bill) will be taking Rob’s urn on a road trip to meet up with friends/colleagues to share a beer and some stories in your city (TBA). Please email your interest in joining him (robsroadtrip2018@gmail.com) to celebrate Rob’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the McKillop United Church “Building Fund” 2329 15th Ave S, Lethbridge AB T1K 0X5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada Box 2211, Lethbridge AB T1J 4K7.

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GEORGE GARY DEAN THOMSON, 44, of Cowley AB, passed away suddenly on Thursday October 25, 2018. Born October 4, 1974 in Lethbridge AB. George is predeceased by his grandparents and younger brother (partner in crime) Joey Thomson. George leaves behind to mourn his passing, his beloved daughter Lauralie Thomson, of Calgary, devoted wife Blair Thomson of Pincher Creek, loving parents Gary and Mary Ann Thomson of Magrath, brothers Allen (Karen) of Lethbridge, Michael (Amanda) of Lethbridge, Colin (Kim) of Magrath and sister Tessa (Ken) of Lethbridge. Also left to mourn are Georges nieces, nephews and countless family and friends. A private service has already taken place.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving parents, CLARENCE & MARLENE TREMEL, at home, on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the ages of 78 and 74 years. They leave behind their daughter Tiffany (Matt) Parkinson of Malikwa, BC and their son Randy (Colette) Tremel of Lethbridge, AB as well as their only grandchild Tyler Tremel. A Celebration of their lives will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

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