By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 29, 2018.
Merna Rae Hart, beloved wife of the late Kennan Austin Hart, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 26, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 1,2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (643 20th St, Fort Macleod). Meet the family and visitation will be held 1 hr prior to the service.
1922 – 2018
Mrs. Anna Jahn of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Karl Jahn, passed away at Legacy Lodge Care Centre on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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HELENE MICHEL, of Cardston, Alberta, passed away peacefully on, November 26, 2018, at the age of 97. She was born April 10, 1921, in TaTa Tovaros, Hungary, and raised in Switzerland. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Michel. Also predeceased by her daughters Ilona Michel and Heidi Michel Campbell. Helene loved her family and enjoyed their visits. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She will be missed by their children, Erika Robertson, Anna (David) Adams, Veronika (Roger) Badick, Ursula (Bill) Davies, Rolf (Sheila) Michel, Walter (Dee Dee) Michel, Hansrudi (Lorrie) Michel, Kathy (Brian) McManus, Christine (Guy) Elford. Also her 38 grandchildren, 126 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. A Service will be held, on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints chapel, in Hill Spring, Alberta, at 11:00 am. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Hill Spring Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
STASYS “STAN” NOREIKA, beloved husband of Grazina “Grace” Noreika, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the age of 94 years.
Our hearts are forever filled with a lifetime of wonderful memories of love, kindness and graciousness that will remain with us until we meet again.
He is the loving father of Virginia (Bob) Moore and Lori (Terry) Casey; inspirational grandfather to Kendra (James) Rolheiser, Darryl (Robbie) Moore, Candace Harding, Gregory (Amanda) Moore, Farren (Kailey) Harding, Nicole (Adam) Hunter and Adam Casey; and great-grandfather to Carter Michael Moore, Ellis Moore, Sloane Moore, Tyrus Rolheiser, Darius Harding, Cassandra Sloan, Marissa Sloan, Beau Hunter and Ava Casey.
Stan was born March 22, 1924 in Virbalis, Lithuania. He immigrated to Canada in 1948. He met and married his soul mate, our mother, and they were together for almost 68 years. He was very devoted to his faith, being very active in the church and was proud to be a part of the Knights of Columbus, where he became a 4th Degree Knight and a Grand Knight. He started working for the Government of Alberta in 1950, and continued there until his retirement in January of 1985. He had a very successful career and his contributions to Alberta’s Irrigation farm community was appreciated by all. His career began as an Irrigation Specialist in Lethbridge. He then relocated to Calgary as a Regional Irrigation Specialist. His last role was Coordinator of the Irrigation Management Program in Lethbridge. He always spoke fondly of his friends and co-workers and was grateful for the memories that each one of you gave him.
Dad, you will be sadly missed but always remembered.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. with Father Alphonse Narisetty officiating.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.
If wished, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
(1928 – 2018)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edward David Oczkowski, recently of Pincher Creek, AB, who, on November 23, 2018 at the Vista Village care facility, was called to be with our Lord at the glorious age of 89 years.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life include his beloved wife, Gloria Oczkowski (née Fraser); his children, David (Cheryl) Oczkowski and Wendy (Kevin) Catonio; his grandchildren, Aaron Kozler, Daniel Kozler, Alexandra Oczkowski, David Jr. Oczkowski, Ian Catonio and Logan Catonio; his great grandchildren, Emma, Madi, Ayla, and Makenna; his brother, John Jr. Oczkowski of Pincher Creek; his sister-in-law, Marguerite Fraser of Coleman; his brother-in-law, Jim (Donna) Fraser of Picture Butte; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Rev. Nicky Keyworth officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to S.T.A.R.S. (P.O. Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7), or to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
SR. WILMA BEST
Best, Sister Wilma, formerly Sister Mary Lucina, 74, a Sister of St.Martha of Antigonish Nova Scotia, died at Mary’s Court, Parkland Antigonish on Wednesday November 28, 2018 in the 53rd year of her religious life.
Her place of birth was Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, and Dingwall, Nova Scotia was her home. Sr. Wilma was the oldest of two daughters born to Wilfred Roy and Mae (Duggan) Best.
Sister Wilma entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on September 15, 1962. She pronounced her first temporary vows on August 15, 1965 and her perpetual vows on July 2, 1970. In 1970 she received her Junior Diploma in Education from St. Francis Xavier University, adding a further Diploma in Special Education from Dalhousie University, Halifax, in 1974. In 1981 she graduated with a BA and BEd from St. Francis Xavier. Sister Wilma taught in several areas in which the Congregation was present. In Nova Scotia, she taught in Guysborough County, Pictou County, and Eskasoni. She also taught in Fort McMurray, AB. Her devotion to students who needed more assistance and a different approach to learning was evident in the many fond memories and stories that she shared. Sister Wilma moved more fully into Parish Ministry and received a Diploma in Parish Liturgy from Saint Paul University, Ottawa, in 1996. From the early 1990’s until 2009, her gifts were shared in several parishes in the Diocese of Antigonish as well as in Chaplaincy at Cape Breton University. She also served the congregation in several capacities including as local Superior and General Councillor. She was living and ministering in Inverness, Cape Breton, until illness brought her to Martha Place/Mary’s Court in Antigonish in 2018.
Sister Wilma brought a sense of humour and a practical approach to life wherever she was sent. Her compassionate and prayerful presence was a comfort for individual people as well as the communities in which she lived and served. She loved history and learning the stories of people and their communities, and this provided Sister Wilma with a deep sense of connection to the world around her.
Sister Wilma was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Marguerite and her husband, Geoff Nash, niece Jacqueline and her husband Jeremy, each to whom she was devoted and they to her.
The remains will be resting at Martha Place, Parkland Antigonish, beginning Friday November 30th at 1:15 pm. A Celebration of Vigil will be held that same evening at 7:00. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 1st, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Martha Chapel, Parkland Antigonish.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Online condolences: http://www.clcurry.com
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