June 20th, 2019

WEDNESDAY, January 2, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 2, 2019.

ARISMAN

EIRA PATRICIA MARY ARISMAN, beloved wife of Stephen Arisman of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Mary Balfour

1926 – 2018

Mary (May) Carnegie Balfour was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1925 and grew up in Falkirk, a short distance away. There, she eventually married John Syme and together with their baby son David, immigrated to Canada in August of 1949. They settled in Toronto, Ontario and proceeded to have five more, wonderful sons. The family moved to Lethbridge in 1967 when John was transferred by Molson Breweries.

John passed away in 1984 and six years later, May met and married her second husband, Dr. Sig Balfour. May and Sig spent twenty wonderful years together until Sig passed away in December of 2010. May thoroughly enjoyed her new extended family and was warmly accepted by the Balfour clan.

May was always active in her community, from working at Woodward’s to leading CGIT for years at McKillop United Church. She loved to golf and play bridge, and she was an active member of two coffee groups that met weekly, one of them since 1968, and the other at Macdonald’s that has been getting together for at least sixteen years.

May was always extremely proud of her family and would brag to anyone and everyone about her six boys. As the years progressed and her family grew, she was equally proud of her eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

May is survived by two sisters, Betty and Grace, and one brother Alex, all in Ontario, along with many nieces and nephews there. She also leaves behind her loving children: David (Louise) Syme, Bill (Trish) Syme, Jack (Karen)Syme, Gordon (Marcie) Syme, Stephen Syme, Russell (Ally) Syme, David (Mary) Balfour, Susan Hughes, John (Shelley) Balfour.

At May’s request, there will not be a funeral.

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


BISHOFF

January 14, 1933

– December 21, 2018

GEORGE EUGENE BISHOFF passed away in Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 21, 2018, at the age of 85 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Lambertus “Bert” Bosch

1933 – 2018

Mr. Bert Bosch, beloved husband of Marlene Bosch (née Arthur), passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Bert was a devoted and proud father to Gregory (Lisa) Bosch, Debra Bosch-Friedrick and Clark (Amber) Bosch. Also left to mourn are his beloved grandchildren, Aaron (Michelle), Jordan (Kaley), Kyle & Graeme (Chelsie) Bosch, Lauren (Chip) Ammons, Kristi, Ryan (Jill) Bosch-Friedrick, Keaton & Kacie Bosch and Maddie & Noah Romard, as well as five great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Irene Bosch. Bert was predeceased by his parents, Lambertus & Henderika Bosch, his brother, Jacob “Joe” Bosch and his son-in-law, Norm Friedrick.

Bert grew up in Monarch, AB and attended school there and in Coalhurst until his family moved to Lethbridge, where he graduated from LCI in 1953. Bert became a Surveyor and worked for Brown & Okamura Associates Ltd. for 40 years, retiring in 1993. Bert often pointed out the many structures he had surveyed in Southern Alberta.

Bert met Marlene at the Trianon Dance Hall in Lethbridge in 1954 and they were married on December 16, 1955. They had 63 wonderful years together.

Bert loved sports of any kind and proudly followed his children and grandchildren in all their endeavors. A very proud time for him was when he coached Little League Baseball and his team (which included his son, Clark) won the Canadian Championships in 1977 and went on to play in Gary, Indiana in the Little League World Series. In 1999, he and his team were inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame.

Bert had a great sense of humour and enjoyed life to the fullest. Bert was an avid horse race fan, loved to dance, meet friends for coffee, travel (especially to the Kentucky Derby in 1977 and to Holland) and most importantly, spend time with his family.

A Celebration of Bert’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. (Box 570), Calgary, AB T2E 8M7; Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


CREIGHTON – MANY FINGERS

CYNTHIA JUNE “TAMMIE” CREIGHTON-MANY FINGERS, 59, passed away in Lethbridge on December 25, 2018.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Thursday, Jan. 3rd from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, Jan. 4th at 11:00 a.m.

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


Dorchak, Cheryl

Cheryl Dorchak, age 56 of Edmonton, passed away on Christmas Day 2018 surrounded by the love of her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Mike & Jacqueline Dorchak; brother, Michael (Charmaine) of Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam; sisters, Cindy Buss of Ponoka, Ab. And Jody Heath; as well as numerous cousins, nieces & nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton at 2:00pm.

If desired donations may be made in Cheryl’s honour to The Neuroscience Dept. U of A Edmonton.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.connelly-mckinley.com

Connelly-McKinley

Downtown Chapel

780 422-2222


EAGLECHILD

TODD TYSON EAGLECHILD-GENEREUX passed away in Calgary, AB on December 26th, 2018 at the age of 26 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Friday, January 4th from 2:00 to 11:00 pm.

The Funeral Service will be held at the White Calf Hall on Saturday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m.

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


TIMOTHY CARL ENGLISH

July 18, 1974

– December 18, 2018

It is with deep sadness that the English/Crow Shoe/Scout/Crow Eagle families announce the passing of Timothy Carl English on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the presence of his loving wife Lillian Scout at their home on the Piikani Nation Reserve in Brocket.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 11:00 am with Fr. Roy Jayamaha, Celebrant, followed by a one-day Wake at Lillian Scout’s residence.

A one-day Wake to be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, commencing at 5:00 pm until midnight.

The Funeral Service will be held on January 4, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Piikani Community Hall, followed by the interment at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes

(Pincher Creek) assisting the

English/Scout Family with funeral arrangements

(403) 627-4864


FOSSEN

Our dear Mum, MURIEL ROSA FOSSEN, beloved wife of the late Stanley Fossen, passed away quietly at home in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

Mum grew up in England and during WWII, joined the ATS, Signal Corps. She met the love of her life at a dance while they were both stationed in Wick, Scotland. At the end of the war, Mum became a War Bride, embarking on the journey across the Atlantic to Canada. Mum and Dad were married for 67 years and they built a loving home and raised four children. We learned very early on that family came first and Mum was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad passed in 2012 and Mum was lonely without him. We are sad to see her go and will miss her, but she got her Christmas wish to be with Dad.

Her legacy includes: daughter Pam (Doug) Mundell and children Mark (Kathy), Steve (Kelly), Scott (Annamaria) and Matt; sons Neal (Fern) and children Jennifer (John) Warren and Stephanie Parko; Ken (Connie) and children Philip (Bruno) and Jason (Jessica); Brian (Wendy) and children Clayton (Stephanie), Ryan (Brittany) and Sarah (Steve); as well as 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Bernard (Elsie) Fossen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband, Stanley, Muriel was predeceased by her parents Reuben and Daisy Mynard, sister Olive Walker, brother-in-law Dale Walker and many close relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. A Private Interment will be held at the Northern Lights Cemetery in Edmonton at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VETS Canada, https://vetscanada.org or to Valour Place, http://www.valorplace.ca

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KOENIG

ELMA KOENIG, beloved wife of the late Emanuel Koenig, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 100 years.

She was born in Irvine, Alberta on May 18, 1918, the youngest child of Daniel and Anna Wirsch. She married Emanuel (Manny) Koenig in 1941 and together they raised four children, Maxine (Donald) Sureman, Carol Koenig (Dennis Richter), Danielle (Larry) Smith and Denton (Kathy) Koenig. Initially living in Medicine Hat, Manny and Elma moved several times before coming to Coaldale, Alberta in 1961 and one final move took them to Lethbridge in 1988.

Elma loved nature. She particularly enjoyed drives to Cypress Hills, Waterton Park or the Crowsnest Pass where she would delight in the wildflowers, birds and animals that she might see. Her artistic skills and love of wildlife was evident in the beautiful ceramic pieces she created while a member of the LSCO. Manny and Elma had a beautiful garden, growing both vegetables and flowers in abundance.

Elma was a wonderful cook and her house was always open to anyone who wanted to stop in. Mom always wanted to feed you, be it a meal or some of her baked treats, and a visit was never complete without a cup of tea (“with just a bit of sugar to make the flavor come out”) or coffee with evaporated milk. Elma loved reading, especially anything to do with history, nature and her bible.

In addition to her four children, Elma is survived by three grandchildren – Kevin Sureman (Carla Pickering), Dan (Diana) Koenig, and Matthew (Nicole) Koenig as well as two great-grandchildren – Evan (Kaleisha) Sureman and Austin Sureman. She was predeceased by her husband, Manny, and her two sisters, Annie (John) Jans and Dorothy (Henry) Jans.

We would like to thank the staff of St. Michael’s Health Centre Long Term Complex Care for the wonderful and loving care provided to mom.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Donna Bladen officiating.

In lieu of flowers and for those who wish, memorial donations may be made in mom’s name to the Salvation Army, 1302 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0R4 or the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MANY FINGERS

PETE MANY FINGERS, passed away at home on the Blood Reserve, AB on December 28th, 2018.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Friday, January 4th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. The Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, January 4th from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. continuing all night at Pete and Rita’s home. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Saturday, January 5th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


PACE

JALISA MARGARET PACE, 25, passed away in Lethbridge on December 26th, 2018.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, Jan. 7th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Tuesday, Jan. 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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


SEABORN

Freniss John Rene Seaborn of Cardston, AB passed away suddenly on December 27, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Rene is survived by his daughter Lorene Wagner and sons James (Patricia) Seaborn, Stephen (Jill) Seaborn, John (Cheryl) Seaborn, nineteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Rene was predeceased by his wife Lois, his son Michael, and his son-in-law Allan Wagner. A visitation and meet the family will be held starting at 12:30 P.M. on Friday January 4, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (846 1st Avenue West, Cardston AB) A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday January 4, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (846 1st Avenue West, Cardston AB). Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


VERVOORT

WILHELMINA VERVOORT, beloved wife of Guy Vervoort of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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