January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, July 4, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 4, 2019.


ROSALIE FILIPCIC, beloved wife of the late Richard Filipcic, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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1927 – 2019

Katharine Allen Keeler, daughter of Heber F. Allen and Valeria Nalder Allen, passed away peacefully with family at her side on June 12th, 2019. She was born in Raymond, the youngest of five, Marion, Margaret, Louise and Doug. She earned her London School of Music degree and studied organ performance at BYU. Katharine’s lifelong love of music greatly enriched her family and many lives throughout Southern Alberta.

In 1949, she married the love of her life, Joseph B. Keeler in the Cardston Temple. Together they served two missions for the church. Three years in Guam and two years in New Guinea. Besides her loving husband, Joe of 70 years, Katharine is survived by David (Nancy), Jane (Logan) Porter, Martha (Ron) Tanner, Robert (Shauna), Carolyn (Marty) Johnson, Diane (Kelly) Titensor, and Doug (Colleen), along with 44 grandchildren and 93 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters Marion Johnson and Margaret Bridge and grandsons David S. Keeler and Donald J. Porter. She leaves to her family a legacy of patience, kindness and an unwavering testimony of her Savior.

The Viewing will be held Thursday July 4th, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MAGRATH STAKE CENTER 21 East 1 Ave S, Magrath from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral will be held Saturday July 6th, at 9:30 AM. at the Magrath Stake Center. Interment to follow at the Magrath Cemetery.

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Elizabeth Meszaros

1921 – 2019

Grief and sadness fill us once again as we announce the passing of our beautiful ‘Mother Elizabeth’, ten days after the death of her eldest son Joe.

The pain a mother endures in losing a child is an experience one should never have to have. Watching that pain and her will to live, subside by the day, was tremendously hard. She cried and cried and asked, ‘why wasn’t I taken first, why my son?’ Our mother dwelled on this to the moment she took her last breath. She was surrounded by her family, sending her off on her eternal journey with words of love and peace on Sunday, June 30th, two days after attending Joe’s funeral.

Mother was born on Feb 18, 1921 in Kunsziget, Gyormegye, Hungary. Elizabeth and Joseph Sr. were married May 30th, 1943 in the middle of the second World War. Son Joe was born April 13th, 1945, followed by Steve August 19, 1952.

Those were tough times in Hungary raising two children. Communism brought many hardships on the Hungarian people. Mistrust in your fellow man, degradation, segregation, using food stamps, ration lines and shortages of virtually everything including staples like bread, milk, fruit, meat and more. Our family escaped during the Hungarian Revolution, made it to Austria and then were accepted to Canada as Immigrants, sailed the Atlantic Ocean and arrived at Pier 21, Halifax Nova Scotia on March 23rd, 1957.

The family arrived in Southern Alberta soon after and worked on sugar beet farms. Lethbridge became our permanent home in 1959. Mom started working at St. Michael’s Hospital in the house keeping department for the Sisters of St. Martha. Many of the Sisters became lifelong friends and still keep in touch by mail from their Mother House in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

After sharing a hardworking and wonderful life, raising two sons, Mom and Dad retired early enough to enjoy 26 years of retired life together before Dad passed away at 88 years old in October 2001. Mom survived that heartbreak to live another 18 years, reaching the grand age of 98.

From the time we told Mom of Joe’s death her life became filled with tears and mourning. Our conversations always lead back to… This is not fair… Why not me instead of Joe? Mom had reached the point of no longer having a will to live, losing her beautiful smile and laughter, her spirit was broken. Mom died, not of old age, but of a broken heart…She was our Matriarch! All who knew her were very fortunate to be touched by the spirit of a true angel. Mom showed and brought out love, devotion, understanding and compassion from virtually everyone she met. She gave and shared more than she ever took. Mom was always ready to welcome, hug, kiss, laugh, endear to whomever crossed the threshold of their simple but beautiful home. She would busy herself preparing drinks and food of the highest quality and variety. No one ever left hungry or unsatisfied. Mom rests now with Dad and Joe in eternal life.

You are all in our hearts forever! Left on Earth to carry on, Steve (Maxine) Meszaros, Daughter-in-law Helen, Grandson Chad (Kate) Eggebrecht and their children Owen and Ava, Granddaughter, Jodi (Brent) Merriman, their children, Ethan and Evan, Noel (Blair) Stolz, Ashlyn (Robbie) Gunderson, Jodi and Brent’s grandchildren Morgan and Avery, Granddaughter Heidee Meszaros and her children, Shayla, Hayden and Joey, Granddaughter Erika (Mark) Dubbelboer and their daughters Macey and Elise.

Our adopted family members are too numerous to mention but you all know who you are and in our hearts. A special thank you to those who helped our mom with love, care and attention. Those who especially stand out are Elizabeth’s best friends Magdi and Joe Rabl, Charlie and Teri Rabl, Bea and Rob Niven, Ann, Margaret, and Aniko Ott, and a very special thank you to Maxine, Helen, Jodi, and Heidee who washed her clothes, tended to her hair, and looked after her wellbeing.

Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband Joseph on October 19th, 2001 and her son Joe, June 20th, 2019 and infant great granddaughter Christina December 28, 2006.

Our family would like to thank Drs. Dionne Walsh and Jennifer Kennedy, Sister Josephine of the Sisters of St. Martha and the many staff at St. Therese Villa who lovingly cared for Mother.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm, Friday, July 5, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at a later date in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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John ‘Shane’ Roberts, beloved husband of Sally of Raymond, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the age of 53 years.

Shane is also survived by his children; Stetson (Sydnee), Alexis and Dillon.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260E, 200N, Raymond with Bishop Brad Davis officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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Marie Eva Schweigert died suddenly in her home, June 30, 2019 at the age of 72. She is survived by her mother Grace Kennedy; her ex-husband Larry Schweigert; her daughter Lei-Sa Schweigert; her grandchildren: Matt (Mary) who are expecting her first great-grandson Lexon in August, Tyler, Mason (Meranda) and her only granddaughter Samantha; as well as her brother Jim (Diane) Snowden. At Marie’s request there will be no formal funeral service. At a later date there will be a private family interment at Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.

She was greatly loved and will be forever missed.

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Louis Sosick

1928 – 2019

Mr. Louis Sosick of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Johanna Sosick, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the age of 91 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm, on Monday, July 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Abigail Van Herk of Fort Macleod, beloved daughter of Elbert and Wendy Van Herk, passed away suddenly on June 30th, 2019 at the age of 11 years.

Family condolences will be held between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Friday July 5, 2019 at Eden’s Funeral Home (2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod).

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday July 6, 2019 at the Reformed Congregation of North America, Monarch, AB with Elder Paul Wander Officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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ADINA WIESE, beloved wife of the late Raimund Wiese, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

She is survived by her children Karen Wiese (Dale), Raymond Wiese and Jonathan (Laura) Wiese; her grandchildren Jennifer Kaminski, Starla Harty, Crystal Rarick, Colten Harty and Slade Wiese; her step-grandchildren Duncan McRae and Whitney McRae and step-father, Walter Prissel. She will also be missed by her many cherished extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Raimund Wiese, daughter, Veronica Kaminski, mother, Anna Prissel and brother, Hans Klein.

Adina’s family would be honoured by your presence to celebrate her life at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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