January 15th, 2021

FRIDAY, July 5, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 5, 2019.


Psalm 25:1-2&4 “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”

On June 29, 2019 our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, PAULINE CURLY RIDER, at the age of 62 was called home by our Heavenly Father. Through her faith and confidence in our Heavenly Father, Pauline continued to be the strong, kind-natured person through her ailing health. Friends and family considered her a fun, loving, patient and understanding person and will be greatly missed. Pauline loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren, always bringing laughter and joy to them and everyone else. An amazing and wonderful woman who loved life. She enjoyed the travels she has taken with family, especially looking forward to her favorite place, Arizona. One of her favorite things to do with her grandchildren was go to thrift stores. She also had a very humorous and silly nature to her which made her so enjoyable to be with and surely a funny memory will be lovingly remembered.

Pauline was raised by her late parents, Jack and Maggie Curly Rider in Little Chicago, Blood Reserve. She attended Cardston Elementary and High School. She worked hard for her family throughout her life by attaining an education and working at numerous organizations on the Blood Reserve. She worked at Blood Tribe Land Management, then she enrolled in the Business Management program and attained her diploma in 1989, then began working at Blood Tribe Outreach as an accountant. She worked for a number of years and returned to Lethbridge College to attain the Child and Youth Care diploma in 2005. She then went on to work at several different departments at Kainai Children Services.

Pauline, beloved mother to Tanya Curly Rider, Sharla (Patrick Bearhat) Calf Robe, Terrance (Mandy Twigg) Bird, Sam (Jesse Many Bears) Calf Robe and Richard Calf Robe; grandmother to Micah, Danielle, Caelen, Kessler, Marquel, Marlee, Maggie, Alejandra, Kaleb, Kaiden, Alayah, and a baby girl soon to be born.

Pauline was a very kind and humble woman, who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, July 5th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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


Age does not change emotions or feelings. Age changes things you can or cannot do. Life is joy and sorrow.

EILEEN DUDNYK (nee Richmond) passed away in Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Surviving Eileen are her two daughters, Sonia (David) Rynenberg, of Lethbridge, and Katrina (Russ) Erdos, of New Westminster; five grandchildren, Julia, Joanna (Logan), Stephanie, Meghan and Liam, and five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tyler, Adria, Zac and Bronwyn. Also surviving Eileen is her sister, Valerie Terry, of Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, and Valerie’s two sons, David (Val) and Graham (Sara).

She was predeceased by her husband, Jurij, in December 1993.

Eileen was born on February 9, 1929 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England and immigrated to Canada, arriving in Lethbridge in August 1970. Eileen moved to Calgary in 1988 and was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion #1, where she made numerous friends, and frequently attended dances. Ever a free spirit, in 2009 Eileen decided it was time for a new adventure and relocated to New Westminster, enjoying many visits to the beach, and walks along the Fraser River. She also had a daily morning routine visit to her local Starbucks, where she made a new group of friends, read the Globe and Mail from cover to cover, and completed the daily crossword.

Wherever she was living or even visiting on holidays, Eileen had a special ability to make new friends. She will be remembered for her sense of humour and infectious laughter.

Always one for adventure, Eileen took numerous trips back to the UK, often travelling by herself. She just loved to get on a train on the spur of the moment, and during one of her visits, took the train from the north of Scotland, to the southernmost tip of England, Penzance, in Cornwall. Hawaii, and it’s beautiful beaches, also held a special place in her heart, especially the island of Kauai.

Due to declining health in 2015, Eileen returned to Lethbridge, residing firstly at Garden View Lodge and then Legacy Lodge, where she resided until her passing.

Eileen’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the 4th floor Medical unit at Chinook Regional Hospital and the staff at Legacy Lodge for their kindness, compassion, and the wonderful care she received there.

Eileen’s family would like to invite friends to share their memories of Eileen at an informal Celebration of Life at Sonia’s Residence, 1315 St. Arthur Road North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

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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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GLOVER, Jon Rider

We are sorry to announce that Jon passed away on July 1, 2019 at the age of 57. Jon is survived by his mother, Lenora Glover of Calgary; brothers, Todd Glover of Strathmore and Scott Glover of Egham, U.K.. Jon was predeceased by his father, Robert Glover.

Jon graduated from the University of Edmonton and was employed as a pharmacist in Edmonton for many years. He will be sorely missed by his mother, brothers as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and colleagues.

We extend our heartful appreciation to his cousin Jody Kundrik; neighbor, Curtis Carter and all Jon’s friends and neighbors who supported Jon during his illness.

In accordance with Jon’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Anyone wishing to do so, may make a donation to a charity of their choice in Jon’s memory.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website http://www.hainstock edmonton.com.

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EDNA MARY JAMES, beloved wife of Keith James, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at a later date. Details 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 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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Ed Klone

1938 – 2019

Mr. Ed Klone of Lethbridge, formerly of Barons, beloved husband of Mrs. Gwen Klone, passed away surrounded by his loving family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the age of 81 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at PARADISE CANYON GOLF RESORT, 185 Canyon Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating.

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Dennis Kosaka

1936 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dennis Kosaka on November 11, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. He was born in Vancouver, B.C. on August 16, 1936.

Dennis is survived by his daughter Renee Husdal, son Tyler Kosaka (Christina), sisters Irene Robinson (Clair) and Brenda Kosaka (Jon) as well as three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Daisy and his sister Thelma.

A celebration of his life will be held at Parkbridge Estates Community Hall, 2927 – 29 Street South in Lethbridge at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

In lieu of koden, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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KATHLEEN DOROTHY LOCKWOOD, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

She will be remembered by her loving children: Ronald (Gertie) of Lethbridge, Donald of Saskatoon, Sheila Carter of Clinton, ON, Maureen (John) McClinchey of Blyth, ON, and Gary (Diane) of Lethbridge as well as eight grandchildren, ten great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Born in southern Alberta on May 14, 1923, she was raised as a farm girl where she learned the value of hard work and the importance of caring and sharing with other people. These traits she carried with her and applied throughout her life with her family and friends. This brought her the love and respect she had as a mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma. It also made her a great nurse, work she enjoyed very much and an unforgettable person whose life it was a joy to be a part of.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

Following the service, Kathleen will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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Alice Long
1922 – 2019
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Alice Carlina Long, announce the passing of their loving mother and grandmother. Alice passed away peacefully in Coaldale, with loved ones by her side, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Alice is survived by her son Tim (Debra) Long of Lethbridge and her daughter Sandra (Stewart) Sears of Taber. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Kim (Tony) Tams, James (Tiffany) Long, Kristin Landry, Andrea (Jason) Werewka, Erik (Stevie) Bodnar and her great grandchildren, who were the twinkle in her eyes; Luca, Lucia, Roman, Cruz, Owen, Kelsey, Riley, Macey, Grady, Brayden, Trinity and Hailey. Alice is also survived by her brother Jack (Linda) Wolfe of Kelowna, British Columbia; sisters-in-law Doris Wolfe of Calgary and Hester (Glen) Campbell of Edmonton; special niece Alice Marie Foder of Lethbridge and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Norman Long; son Brian Long; sisters Rose (Jack) Leismeister; Lillian (Bob) Drennan and Betty (Stan) Degenstein; her brother Ron Wolfe and sister-in-law Audrey (Van) Willis.
Alice was born in Foremost on November 18, 1922. She married Norman Long in 1949 and they raised their family in Taber where she lived until Norman‘s passing in 1982. Alice then moved to Lethbridge where she resided until she moved to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale in 2018.
Mom was a wonderful homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She was president of Beta Sigma Phi and hosted numerous bridge parties for the ladies. Mom was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching curling, tennis and her favorite team, the Toronto Blue Jays. She could always fill you in on the latest sports highlights.
Mom had a talent for needlepoint, pettipoint and knitting. She made many pieces that her family cherish in their homes to this day. She donated a lot of her talent to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital by knitting toques for newborn babies.
Most of all, Alice enjoyed the company of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, catching up on their life events over cookies and a ‘cup of tea’.
She will be missed by all who got to know her kind heart and generosity.
Alice’s family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for their compassion and care during her stay.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


FRANCINE MELTING TALLOW / WHITEMAN, of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 56 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, Monday, July 8, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with a Wake to follow from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Stand Off, AB, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s 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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Allyn Mills

1938 – 2019

With heavy hearts we sadly announce the untimely passing of Allyn Burt Mills on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at VIA CHURCH, 2820, 18 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at VIA CHURCH, 2820, 18 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Bishop Todd Atkinson, officiating.

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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.

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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