October 23rd, 2020

FRIDAY, December 14, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 14, 2018.

Linda Donick
1927 – 2018
 Magdelena Katherine Donick, beloved wife of the late Nick Donick, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 91 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 17, 2018 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Linda is survived by her daughter Brenda Donick of the Yukon and her children Laurie (Dennis), Bobbi and her children Tyler and Tanner), James (Tabitha) and their children Kayleigh and Evan; son-in-law Mike Holland of Lethbridge and his children Raegen and Jessica. She is also survived by one sister Alvina Mason of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her husband Nick Donick; daughter Debra Holland; parents Kasmier and Lily Wilk; sisters Mary, Irene, Victoria, Ann, Rose and Theresa; brothers Albert, John, Michael, Peter, William and Bill.
 Linda was born on the family homestead near Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. Her early years were marked by learning to be industrious and hard working. Linda trained as a hairdresser in Regina and upon completion started a business in Taber. She fell in love with one of her clients, Nick, and he was attracted to her because he thought she looked like a movie star. They married in May 1949. Linda followed her man and worked in a bakery, while Nick worked in the oil patch in central Alberta. They decided to settle down farming northeast of Taber, where they resided for forty six years. They ran a successful mixed farming and purebred Hereford business before retiring in 2002. Linda was a true partner as she worked outside with every aspect of the farming operation. She was also a terrific cook and baker as well as a meticulous housekeeper.
 Linda enjoyed spending time with her family and socializing with her relatives and friends. She liked to travel, gardening, tending to the baby animals and especially caring for her grandchildren. Linda loved each grandchild for their uniqueness.
 After Nick passed away, Linda sold her condo and moved into Martha’s House in Lethbridge in 2015, where she has spent her remaining years.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Linda’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 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.


HUDSON, ARTHUR “DWIGHT”

DWIGHT HUDSON, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:13 a.m. at the age of 61 years, after a long battle with MS. Dwight was born on February 10, 1957 in Calgary to Art and Jolayne Hudson. He is the eldest of six children; Dwight, Gordon, Rory, Susan, Sheila and Sharon. He was a very active person finding fulfillment in a variety of sports. He was active in track and field, football, baseball, fishing, hunting and many other things. He especially loved his dogs and spent many hours with them. He was raised and educated in Calgary and then finished school in Lethbridge when the family moved there. Later he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, DC. The town of Raymond employed Dwight for several years until his fight with MS forced him to retire. He has been in extended care for many years. A huge thank you to the staff at St. Michaels for the excellent care and friendships he made there. You are amazing people. Dwight is survived by his five children; Deonie, Darryl, Shane, Diana and Derrick. A Memorial Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel in Raymond on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held prior to the service at 11:30 a.m. in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


ILIFF DAVID McKAY

May 10, 1978 – December 10, 2018

Iliff David McKay, son of Geraldine Weaselfat and Joseph J. McKay, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 10, 2018 at the age of 40.

Iliff was born in Browning and lived his life between his two homes in Browning and Lethbridge. He spent his early years in Browning where he graduated from Browning High School in 1996. Iliff went on to school in Northern Montana at Havre and later at the University of Montana in Missoula.

He worked as PCA worker for the Blackfeet Tribe where he enjoyed his work with Tribal Elders. Later he moved to Lethbridge and began work for the Kainaiwa Children Services Corporation as a house parent at the Blood Band Youth Ranch and at a “Safe House” in Lethbridge. Iliff was a gentle giant of a man whose good nature and kind heart easily won the respect of the kids that he worked with. He split time between the Youth Ranch and the Safe Home, often working 60 hours a week. He worked until his health prevented him from doing so.

Iliff enjoyed fishing and just being with his friends and family. In his last years he enjoyed being around his nieces and his nephew, and riding in the mountains. He loved being with and around his extended family.

Iliff was preceded in death by his Paternal grandparents Iliff and Lucille McKay, his maternal Grandfather Dan Weaselfat, uncles Leonard, Max and Clarence Weaselfat, Uncle Randy Johnson, Aunt Faye Tailfeathers, cousins Susan Magee Hall, Jason Weaselfat and Elliot Weaselfat.

He is survived by his parents Geraldine and Joe, his brothers Ian (Tasha) and Joseph, his little sister Alexandrea Ground, his maternal grandmother Mae Weaselfat and his nieces and nephews (Alex, Kaylin, Jeridee, Lucille, Luvianna and little Ian).

A mini-wake and service will be held in Cardston, Alberta on Thursday, December 13 2018 at the Legacy Funeral Home. Iliff will then be brought home to Browning where the wake will be held at the Junction Café. Rosary service will be Friday, December 14, 2018 and the funeral mass will be held at the Little Flower Catholic Church on Saturday December 15 at 11:00 a.m.

Iliff was gentle giant with a heart as big as the sky. He will be sadly missed by all.

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


ORBAN

CHRISTOPHER ORBAN, beloved husband of Valerie Orban, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the age of 56 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber, AB on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Father Eligio Canete, celebrant.

A Celebration of Life Reception will follow at the TABER COMMUNITY CENTRE, 4712 – 50 Street, Taber, AB on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. The family kindly encourages everybody to wear a jersey!

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PASTACHAK

THOMES WILLIAM BRADLEY JOSEPH PASTACHAK, beloved husband of Melissa Pastachak, of Coalhurst, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 37 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay your respect at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with cremation to follow.

A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, 1511 – St. Edwards Blvd. N, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with a reception to follow.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FIRTH

PAT FIRTH of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ken Firth, passed away suddenly on December 10, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Grave site services at Mountain View Cemetery on December 19, 2018 11am at family gravesite.


REIERSON

LORNE REIERSON, passed away suddenly at home in Coaldale, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the age of 56 years.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Lorne, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N-1Z6.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Gloria Smith

1937 – 2018

Mrs. Gloria Smith of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Robert Smith, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

As per Gloria’s request, no formal service will be held.

A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


STROEVE

HERMAN JOHANNES STROEVE, of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Elizabeth Stroeve, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH – 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne, Celebrant.

Following the Funeral Mass, Herman will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery during a Private Family Graveside Service.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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