October 30th, 2020

TUESDAY, February 26, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 26, 2019.

Helen Angyal

July 20, 1929 – February 2, 2019

Helen (Huszar) Angyal of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Steve Angyal, passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Helen was born on July 20, 1929, in Hungary to Frank and Theresa Huszar, their second child and only daughter. She came to Canada in 1938 with her mother and her brothers Simon and John to join their father in Rosedale, Alberta. The family later moved to Lethbridge and Helen worked at the Lethbridge Laundry where she met some of her lifelong friends.

In 1945 Helen was introduced to Steve Angyal who was home on leave from the army. He had come with his parents to visit the Huszar family who were from the same village in Hungary. They were married on Remembrance Day in 1946 and celebrated their 67th anniversary before Steve’s passing in 2014.

Steve and Helen settled on the farm in 1-17 west of Milk River and raised five children while growing the farm. Helen learned to be a terrific cook, baker and hostess. She escaped to the garden when she needed peace and quiet. As well as being a devout Catholic, she was a member of the CWL and earned her 60-year pin. She and her friends established a Birthday Club and enjoyed every celebration. When they moved into Milk River in 1980, Helen learned to play golf and volunteered at the Travel Alberta site.

Helen always had a good book to read and she loved to dance and listen to music. She and Steve travelled extensively but the highlights of her life were family events and spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her children Christine Barnhart, Ron (Barbara) Angyal, Kathy (Gord) McCarthy, Sheila (John) Mazutinec; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; her brother Frank (Grace) Huszar and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband Steve, Helen was predeceased by her son Greg, parents Frank and Theresa Huszar, and brothers Simon and John.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Milk River Health Centre for their excellent care and for making the last nine years of Helen’s life happy and comfortable. Her family is forever grateful for the kindness and professionalism.

Vigil Rights (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm, on Friday, March 1, 2019, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Saturday March 2, 2019, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0, with Father Alphonse Narisetty officiating.

A private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Milk River Cemetery.

The Family kindly requests that you please refrain from wearing scented lotions or perfumes due to allergies.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Milk River Health Centre, PO Box 90, Milk River, T0K 1M0, for the new Sensory Room that is to be used by Alzheimer and Dementia patients, or to the charity of your choice.

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


Jacob Beyer

1939 – 2019

With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear husband, father, and Opa, Jacob Beyer, at the age of 79.

Jacob was born in Veenendaal, the Netherlands, on November 13, 1939, and passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta on February 21, 2019.

Besides his loving wife, Johanna, he is survived by his children, Jannie and Jan Rijkse, Evert and Jannie Beyer, Gert Beyer, Hennie and Gerard Klok, Ton and Edith Beyer, and his daughter in law Anja Veenvliet. He is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, and his sisters and extended family in the Netherlands.

Jacob was pre- deceased by his parents, Evert Jan and Hendrika Beyer and his parents in law Gerrit and Janna Hootsen, sister in law Bep Van de Zandschulp and brother-in-law Jan Van Ginkel.

Condolences will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 603 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 603, 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB, Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating.

Interment will follow at the Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery.

The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, PO Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB., T0K 1V0

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


CYR

CLAUDE JOSEPH CYR, beloved husband of Sylvia Cyr, of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at the age of 69 years.

Besides his wife Sylvia, he is survived by his children Angèle Simoneau of Drumheller, Claude & Katherine Cyr of Athabasca, Nicole Oullette of Calgary, Renée Cyr (Clay Wheeler) of Red Cliff, André (Keri) Cyr of Spruce Grove, Paul Cyr of Spruce Grove, Donald (Melissa) Cyr of Red Deer, Daniel (Melissa) Cyr of Lethbridge, Julie & Kal Maillet of Fort Saskatchewan, and Marie Cyr (Tim Skhal) of Swan Hills; and 28 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Rogelle Boissonault, Nicole Labrecque and brothers Remi and Donald Cyr.

Claude was predeceased by numerous relatives.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Deanna Eldridge
1948 – 2019

Deanna May Eldridge, beloved wife of the late Laurence Eldridge, passed away in Taber on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 70 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 1, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, March 2, 2019 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


EZAKI

SUSIE ICHIKO EZAKI of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Harold Ezaki, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

Susie is survived by her children; Sharon (Mike) Tamura, Ken (Charlotte) Ezaki, and Marlene, grandchildren; Michael (Darla) Tamura, Sheri (Brad) Rolfe, and Jennifer (Andrew) Tamura, great-grandchildren; Chelsea (Colten), Julie, Jaxon, Sydney, Nathan, Addyson, Grayson, Hanako and Bennett. She is also survived by brother Kaz Marumoto, sister Yoko Uyeno and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter Karen, her parents, brothers John (Lil) Marumoto and Tom (Betty) Marumoto, sister-in-law Sumi Marumoto and brother-in-law Terry Uyeno.

The family would like to thank Dr. Roberts, Dr. Latchmea, Dr. Malpica and the nursing staff of Unit 4A for their exceptional care and compassion.

In honouring Susie’s wishes, a private family memorial will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Kenneth Firth

1947 – 2019

Mr. Kenneth Firth of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Pat Firth, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 71 years. A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB.

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


JENSEN

Mr. Reed Carlos Jensen, beloved husband of the late Jean Francis Jensen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Taber, Alberta, at the age of 95 years.

Friends may meet the family Friday, March 8, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, 498 5 Avenue S. Barnwell, AB or prior to the service on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00 – 10:45 am. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am with interment to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery.

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


LUMLEY

1933-2019

LENORA IRENE LUMLEY, (née Kesler) beloved wife of Murray Lumley, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Lenora is survived by her husband Murray of Coalhurst; daughter Iris (Pat) Archibald; sons Don (Marni), Dale (Betty), Dean (Valerie), Lawrence (Renee), and Darrell (Robin); ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Walter (Orilla) Kesler; sister Donna and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Alice Kesler and sister Patricia.

Lenora was born on March 21, 1933 in Lethbridge at the Galt Hospital. She lived in the Lethbridge area all of her life. She contracted Polio at age 15 and spent time in the Isolation Hospital. She had always wanted to be a nurse, but because of the disease, she had to quit school. She worked at Frach’s Greenhouse, Tags Drive-In and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Lenora married the love of her life, Murray, on December 27, 1952, a few days before he shipped overseas to Korea. They had 66 wonderful years together.

Lenora organized all the food for the Hilltoppers Gynkhana Club for many years. She and Murray were lifetime members. She and Murray were excellent dancers and taught the Old Tyme dance in their basement. They were members of the Pioneer Pemican Club in Lethbridge and attended many dances. Lenora was also a member of the Coalhurst 55+ Club. She and Murray also loved to camp with family and held many family dinners in their home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Lethbridge Family Services, Coalhurst Firefighters and Lethbridge Ambulance Service for all the great care she received. Also thanks for the excellent care mom received from the doctors and nursing staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

A Celebration of Lenora’s Life and a Come and Go Reception will be held at the COALHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE, 527 – 50 Avenue, Coalhurst, AB, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Lenora’s favourite charity was STARS. Anyone wishing to honour her memory may donate to them in lieu of flowers, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MARSHALL

DAWSYN LETA MARSHALL, beloved daughter of Russ and Courtney Marshall, was born sleeping in the arms of her mommy and daddy, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

She will be forever missed by her family and many special friends. Dawsyn was welcomed into Heaven by her much-loved doggie Finn.

We would like to thank the labour and delivery doctors and nurses at CRH for their care and compassion during our difficult time.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dawsyn’s name to the NICU at the Chinook Regional Hospital, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MYER

JO-ANN ELIZABETH MYER, beloved wife of Jim Myer, passed away in Lethbridge on February 23, 2019 at the age of 58 years.

She is survived by her husband Jim Myer; her son Jason (Jaime) Myer and their children Keegan, Mikayla and Brady; son Justin (Stephanie) Myer and their children, Gage, Camden, Penn and Tessa Elle; and son James Myer.

A private Service will be held at a later date. Friends may contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 St South Lethbridge, Alberta.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Faye Foxall Oshiro

1927 – 2019

Mrs. Faye Foxall Oshiro of Coaldale passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Antonio (Jim) Red Crow

1945-2019

Mr. Jim Red Crow of Stand Off, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Catherine Red Crow, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

A family service will be held between 5:00 and 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta.

The Wake Service will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, Alberta.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Stand Off.

Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.


SHURTZ

BYRON ALFRED SHURTZ of Raymond, beloved husband of Nola (Orr) Shurtz, after a struggle with illness passed away peacefully, on Wednesday February 20th, at the age of 85 years. He was born February 26, 1933 in Calgary, then adopted by Rudolph and Maud (Romeril) Shurtz and raised in Lethbridge with his adopted siblings. He met Nola, who he affectionately called “Mike,” and they married in October 1952 in Lethbridge. They were later sealed in the Cardston temple. A short time later he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Canada. Nola stayed home in Lethbridge and supported him by working as a telephone operator. After his mission in 1956 they started their family, and he began working as a ballroom dance instructor simply as a means to provide for his family; however, it didn’t take long for him to discover an amazing gift for dancing and he was soon winning international awards. In addition to owning a dance studio, he also hosted a weekly dance program on local television called “Bop ‘n’ Talk.” There are literally thousands of men and women across Western Canada today who can credit their ability to waltz, jive and foxtrot, to Byron and Nola Shurtz. When he retired from dancing, Byron worked many years for Mo-Tires in Lethbridge and then worked for himself selling Nutcracker lubricant until he retired several years ago, leaving the business to his sons. He adored his family and loved spending time with them, playing games and just visiting, and he was an amazing example of Christ-like, unconditional love. His testimony of the Gospel was unshakable. He had a great sense of humor and the simplest things made him laugh. He also loved music and won awards singing duets with his sister, Coral, and he sang barbershop with his sons and a friend, who called themselves “Three Shurtz and a Sock.” He loved American politics and was an artist and carpenter. During his final days at the Raymond Care Centre he was upbeat and positive, and we are beyond grateful for all the caregivers who so lovingly attended to him like he was their own father! Byron is survived by his wife Nola (Orr), daughter Terry (Craig Clifton), sons Delon (Sue West), and Dan (Connie Oranchuk), brother Royden (Alene), sister Coral (Doug Terry), 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Byron was predeceased by, and now reunited with, his son Barry, daughter Kim, his parents Rudolph and Maud, his sister Madeline and brother Don.

Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm or prior to the service on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel, 221 N 400 W, Raymond, Alberta, the Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

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


SMITH

On Friday, February 22, 2019 we said goodbye to our beloved husband, father and grandfather, BYRON CHARLES SMITH.

We, his family, will miss our loving patriarch. Dad is survived by his eternal companion of over 72 years, Roberta (Billingsley); children Craig (Colleen) of Glenwood, Wendy (Dave) Miller of Coalhurst, Barbara (Robert) Nish of Lethbridge, Aileen (John) Duncan of Austin, TX, Kevin (Kelly) of Glenwood, Danny (Wanda) of Bow City, Drew (Ross Robinson) of Seattle, WA, and Julie (Marc) Walker of Highland, UT; 35 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; and brother Bryce of Bow Island.

We have faith that Dad has been welcomed home by family and dear friends who preceded him including his parents Clarence and Elizabeth, brothers Thaine, Grant and Cleon, and grandchildren David, Sariah, Andrew and Nathan.

Dad was born in Cardston on April 11, 1926 and spent almost his entire life in the Glenwood area. As the middle of 5 sons, he began farming with his Dad and brothers at a young age and it became his passion and vocation. He attended school in Glenwood where he made friends lasting a lifetime. With them he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball, riding horses, going fishing and later going dancing.

Near the end of WWII, Dad joined the armed forces and served within Canada until March 1946. He returned home and married his sweetheart on Sept. 12, 1946 in the Cardston Temple. Together they raised 8 children who in turn gave them a grand posterity.

After spending a few of their early married years working in Welling, Dad and Mom returned to Glenwood where they eventually started a dairy with Dad’s parents and brothers. He worked tirelessly on the farm to support his family while still finding time to devote to church and community, serving on the Cardston School Board for 18 years and in ward and stake callings throughout his life. He and Mom served in the Cardston Temple and then a mission together in the Canadian Maritimes.

Dad’s greatest joys were his family, his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and life on the farm in Glenwood. He was devoted to the love of his life, Roberta, who misses him deeply.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to many wonderful friends and extended family who have enriched Dad’s life and supported us in our grief, to the church and community of Glenwood for being his lifelong home, and to the compassionate caregivers who have helped ease his way at the end of his earthly journey.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenwood. Friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the service from 9:45-10:45 am. Interment to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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