October 25th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 27, 2019.

Helen Angyal

1929 – 2019

Mrs. Helen Angyal, beloved wife of the late Mr. Steve Angyal of Milk River passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Milk River Long Term Care Centre at the age of 89 years. 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. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Milk River Cemetery.

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CHIEF CALF

SHARON CHIEF CALF, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the age of 50 years. She was surrounded by her children and family.

Sharon is greatly loved by her entire family and many wonderful friends. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all. Sharon was a strong, kind-hearted, loving, caring, respectful woman of the community. Sharon was like a mother to many. She was greatly talented with her beading, singing and cooking and had a great sense of humor. She had a strong sense of belonging and knowledge to her culture. Sharon left a lasting impression on all who she crossed paths with. Her beauty will forever be remembered.

She is survived by her eight children and 15 grandchildren; Maria Chief Calf (mother to Mason, Arriana, Ryan, Aurora and Michael), Ranley Chief Calf, Emerald Chief Calf (mother to Ricky, Lazarus, Aiy’auna-Rose and late daughter, Harmony), Ernestine Aubichon, Jenna Jade Aubichon (mother to Zaiden, Kyrie and a daughter on the way), Monique Aubichon (mother to Hunter), April Aubichon (mother to Octavia), and Junior Aubichon (father to Reece).

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Deanna Eldridge
1948 – 2019

Deanna May (nee Anderson) Eldridge, beloved wife of the late Laurence Eldridge of Taber passed away at home surrounded by family 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.
Deanna is survived by her children Becky Eldridge of Medicine Hat, Pam (Jason) Matthews of Taber, Dana (Mark) Evans of Medicine Hat and Shauna Eldridge of Medicine Hat; grandchildren Skylar (Tehani), Keaton, Tyson (Jamie-Lee), Daxon, Carter, Colwyn, Gryffin, Keona, Kathryn, Athena and Alexzander; great grandchildren Payton, Kaisley and Ashlynn. She is also survived by her sisters Janis Clark and Veneta (Doug) Cooper; sister-in-law Brenda Anderson; Laurence’s family Henry Eldridge, Eva (Grant) Fraser, Frank (Janyce) Eldridge and Phyllis Eldridge as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Laurence Eldridge; parents Dean and Maydell Anderson; in-laws Jim and Evelyn Eldridge; brother Reg Anderson; sister Jolayne Anderson; brother-in-law Fred Clark; sister-in-law Fae Pemberton.
Deanna was born March 22, 1948 in Taber where she was raised, the oldest child of Dean and Maydell Anderson. She grew up working with her family on their farm and attended school in Taber. She met and then married Laurence Eldridge in May 1967 and they were blessed with four daughters. Deanna focused on raising their four young daughters and then when they were all in school she pursued her Nursing Diploma. She started her nursing career at the Taber Hospital in 1982 and then transferred to Lethbridge where she was a member of the Seniors Health team. Deanna loved her career in nursing and was an example of dedication.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, fulfilling many callings over the years and loved serving others.
Deanna loved family. She loved having her kids, grandkids and great grandchildren come home and spend time together. She was blessed to have kept strong relationships with her extended family and often shared memories of spending time with cousins.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Deanna’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, Ontario L3P 3G8 (www.cpff.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ELLIOTT

DOUGLAS ROY ELLIOTT, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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


HURRELL

MELVIN HURRELL, beloved husband of MaryAnn Hurrell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, STIRLING CHAPEL, 413 3rd Street, Stirling.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the service at the church.

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


LAW

WILLIAM KEITH LAW (KEITH) returned to Heaven at the age of 93 on February 15, 2019. Born on October 13, 1925, he was the fourth of ten children to Richard Franklin Law and Sarah Greene. Keith was raised in Glenwood, Alberta along with his siblings: Joseph (deceased), Ted (deceased), Clinton, Adeline, Dan, Sheldon, Allen (deceased), Kathryn and Bryce. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces at the close of WW II, Keith married Priscilla Pearl Thomas, and were together almost 70 years until her passing on Sept 3, 2016. Keith and Priscilla will be especially missed by their six children: Chris, Stacy, Trudy, Susan, Tom and Todd (and their spouses), 25 grandchildren, (and their spouses), and 73 great- grandchildren.

Keith’s legacy will be remembered as one who exemplified faith, humility, testimony and compassion. Countless acts of kindness with a desire to lift others permeated his life. His good humour and quiet generosity were extended to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Abiding love and commitment to his wife and family, and the honour he brought to his family name were among his greatest achievements.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, Alberta at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment to follow at the Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 9:45 am to 10:45 am prior to the service.

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


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

BYRON CHARLES SMITH, beloved husband of Roberta Billingsley Smith, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

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


Taylor

With heavy heart we announce that GEORGE EDWARD TAYLOR of Magrath, Alberta passed away February 20, 2019 peacefully at the age of 82 years surrounded by his children and family. George’s devotion to his family derives from an unconditional love he mastered and demonstrated without question or judgement. He is a leading example of what Love truly means and he inspired his influence of Family values throughout his entire lifetime.

George was born in Lacombe, Alberta and raised there and in Red Deer, Alberta. He accomplished his career goals receiving his degree and serving a lifetime achievement of 30+ years as an educator and teacher throughout school districts within Alberta. George fulfilled leadership roles as principal and a board member of the Alberta Teachers Association.

George was most known for his ability to Love and Serve others. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 19 years old and served proudly in the church while living the life of a man who truly loved the gospel and his Savior, Jesus Christ. George and Joan were blessed to serve 3 church missions [Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina] where they embraced their opportunity to share the gospel and serve those in need.

George loved music and played the organ, piano and he played the saxophone in a Big Band in his younger years. His love of trades work was diverse including carpentry, construction and woodworking. He served Scouts Canada as a boy scout leader for many years and participated in national Jamborees. He contributed to the school sports programs and ran the school concessions for many years keeping our family well supplied in Popcorn.

George is survived by his beautiful wife Joan of 60 years and his eight loving children, Zackary, Brent [Janice], Wendy [Clarence], Kevin [Carol], Richard [Claudelle], Jenee [Dean], Kaylene, David [Jennifer]. His legacy extends proudly to the love of his 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his family, parents Harry and Bertha Taylor and sisters Jean [Robert] and Marie [George].

Funeral services will be held at the Magrath Stake Centre, 21 E 1St Ave S on March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM [Viewing at 10:00] Family and Friends are invited to the viewing. Interment will follow in the Magrath Cemetery. No donations are requested.

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


Annie Wurz

1948 – 2019

Mrs. Annie Wurz of Barons, beloved wife of Mr. Sam Wurz, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the age of 70 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at KEHO LAKE COLONY, Barons, AB.

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

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