October 21st, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 10, 2019.

Mary Atkinson

1939 – 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Catherine Atkinson announces her death on July 6, 2019, in Lethbridge at the age of 79 years. Mary was born in Lethbridge on October 4, 1939, and was raised by Ruby and William Lester on a farm in Foremost until moving to the city with her mom and sisters at the age of 15. She attended LCI and Garbutt’s Business College, and went on to become a sought-after bank teller at RBC and then CIBC. She married Ken Atkinson in 1966 and cultivated a life with him in Lethbridge, then Port Coquitlam and finally Nelson until after Ken’s passing in 2000. Mary’s heart was “in the mountains” but her need to be closer to family meant she moved to Lethbridge in 2006. She lived an independent life in River Ridge and then Martha’s House. In her last few months Mary moved to Good Samaritan where she relished the caring community of the staff and residents there. She cultivated relationships with others including long-time friends, St. Augustine’s Evening Group and Home Groups, each providing connection and joy. Volunteering at the Seniors Centre included bingos and the Boutique. Through her life with a CPR employee, Mary developed an enthusiasm for trains and was a member of the Great Canadian Train Society. Mary had a variety of interests. She loved cross stitching, crocheting, listening to country music, travelling, fishing with Ken, watching the Maple Leafs—hoping they would win, and gardening in Nelson. Mary survived playing Scattergories and Scrabble with family often convincing the family of her creative, “new” words. She enjoyed shopping with her dear friend, Clara. She adored her cat, Molly. Mary was a collector—of lady bells, spoons, angels, china and blue mountain pottery. She sought out antique stores where she was often delighted with her find. She is missed by her family including sisters, Phyllis Cameron and Eleanor Lester, nieces—Robyn (Scott) Henderson, Susan (Dale) Mehlen and Kelly (Neil) McCullagh. She is blessed by 5 great nephews (Jack, Spencer, Ryan, Ronan and Easton) and 1 great niece (Aisling). A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at ST. AUGUSTINES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 11 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Steve Bateman, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Augustine’s Memorial Fund, 411 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2N9, or the Good Samaritan Society, 1511 15 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 1W2.

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Henry Bourassa
1929 – 2019

Henry Thomas Bourassa, beloved husband of the late Betty Bourassa, passed away peacefully in Taber with family by his side on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Taber Agriplex, 6602 – 53 Street, Taber on Saturday, July 13, 2019 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. 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.


FILIPCIC

ROZALIJA (ROSE) FILIPCIC, beloved wife of the late Rihard (Richard), her husband of 60 years, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on July 2, 2019 at the age of 96 years. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 2405-12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

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


HEAVY RUNNER

PETER HEAVY RUNNER passed away at home on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the age of 40 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.

A Wake Service will be held at MOSES LAKE GYM, Blood Reserve, AB on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at COUNTRY GOSPEL CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Campbell Singer officiating.

Peter will be laid to rest in the McHugh family burial site.

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


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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MAINZER

Our beloved father, PETER MAINZER, of Coaldale, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his loving children: Francine Penrod of Lethbridge, Wesley Mainzer of Lethbridge, Alisha Herget (Matthew) of Warner and Leanne Froese (Tony) of Raymond, as well as his 11 grandkids. He is also survived by his mother Irmgard Mainzer, brother Alvin Mainzer (Pat), sisters Gisela Mainzer, Monica Perry (Ken), Kathy Lamb (Tim), and sister-in-law Lisette Mainzer.

He was predeceased by his father Robert Mainzer Sr. and brother Robert Mainzer Jr.

Peter grew up in Coaldale. He had many of jobs before landing a career as a welder, which he absolutely loved. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and camping. Any moment he had, he was either telling fishing stories or making plans for camping trips. He enjoyed many adventures throughout his life but his most favourite ones were the countless get-togethers with family and friends.

To celebrate his life, we would like to do just that by having a get-together with all his family and friends. Please come join us at PETER MAINZER’S HOME, 65 Grizzly Terrace North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday July 13, 2019 between 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Bring your stories and memories to share.

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


ROBERTS

BRYNLY HUGH ROBERTS, beloved husband of 64 years to Carol Roberts, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on July 4, 2019 at the age of 86 years.

Dad’s favorite saying was K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid), so here it goes. Dad was well known for his stories and he even got a few published. When he was teaching, he would spend summers travelling Canada on his motorbike. He had a quick wit and would tease mom constantly. Dad often said how proud he was of his grandkids. He was more of a “No Fuss – No Muss” kind of guy. Dad will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Besides his beloved wife Carol, he is survived by his son Kelly (Jocelyn) Roberts [Abigail & Alexa Roberts] of Lethbridge, Daughter Dianne (Gordon) Misener [Jordon, Luc, Noah & Michael Misener] of Biggar Saskatchewan, Son Hugh (Laurel) Roberts and family of Coaldale and son Alan (Wanda) and family of Lethbridge. Brynly will also be fondly remembered by numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Ellen and Hugh and also by all of his siblings. When his last sibling passed away he said that he was finally number one.

As per dad’s request, there will be no Formal Funeral Service. He will be cremated and buried in Didsbury at a later date.

In memory of Dad, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


Joseph “Joe” Patrick Schoen

November 9, 1924 – July 4, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Schoen of Lethbridge, formerly of New Dayton, beloved husband of the late Mrs. RoseMarie Schoen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the age of 94 years surrounded by his family.

Joe was born in Indian Head Saskatchewan and started his life on a little dairy farm. In 1929 the family moved to a farm east of Warner. At the age of twelve, Joe began his career as a hardworking farm hand and worked for many different farmers gaining the knowledge and skills to support a large family. At age 18 he began driving a school bus for the Lethbridge School District. Joe drove almost 100 miles a day to take the children to and from school. During those days when Joe was done driving the kids to school he worked at a garage during the day. When Joe was laid off from farming, he had to figure out how to make a living, so he set off on a little adventure to the west coast working in one of the largest sawmills. After a year he headed back to Alberta to work with his older brother, Tony farming. He also bought himself a truck and started his own business hauling coal and successfully did that for about four years. During this time, he met the love of his life RoseMarie Drake. They were married in 1951 and in 1952 they inherited the family farm and moved to New Dayton. That is where they lived and raised their six children. They were happily married for 52 years. His beloved RoseMarie passed on March 2, 2004. Till this day Joe fondly remembers how kind heartened and loving his wife was.

Joe is survived by his six children, Roy (Clarice) Schoen of Fort McMurray, Donald Schoen of Taber, AB, Gwen Schoen-Stewart of Calgary, AB, Neil (Susan) Schoen of Cranbrook BC, Celeste (Layne) Ment of Coalhurst, AB, Walter (Anna) Schoen of Lethbridge, AB. He will be missed by his grandchildren Brody, (Meghann) Schoen, Jared (Joan Marie) Schoen, Dawn Schoen, Kashtin Stewart, Erica and Jordan, Shane (Julie) Fletcher, Cheyenne Lyster, Nathan, Stephen, and Talisha Schoen; great grandchildren Ryder, Aria, Kai and Melena Schoen, Faith, Bennett and Hudson Fletcher, Otis and Svaya Lyster.

He is also endearingly referred to as Poppa Joe by Kache (Jody) Miller family and Richard (Jenna) Ment family.

Joe is also survived by his brother John (Evelyn) and special friends, Diane Schoen, Dave Stewart, Billy Fletcher, and Trevor Lyster.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, on Friday, July 12, 2019, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in Joe’s name may be given directly to a charity of one’s choice.

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Seamas Skelly

1949 – 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Step-Father, and Grandfather. On July 6, 2019 Seamas Vincent Skelly passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Seamas was born in the family home in Sliabh An Ri in county Meath, Ireland on July 25,1949. He was a pupil in his Father’s class in elementary school in Gehans Town, later attending Boarding School in Kilnacrott, and finishing his education at the Bolton Street College receiving a degree as a Quantity Surveyor. Seamas had worked in Dublin, London, and Tehran. He then settled in Lethbridge in 1977, where he was employed by the Government of Alberta for 38 years. In the winter of 2005 Seamas met the love of his life, Cindy Leenstra. They were married on July 6, 2008. Seamas and Cindy loved traveling and often found themselves home in Ireland visiting with his family. As a very gifted musician, Seamas was always known to sing a tune, strum his guitar or compose a song. Seamas was also an avid sportsman. He loved to golf, and played many sports in his youth, including hurling, Gaelic football, and rugby. Seamas was inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contributions in starting the Rugby program in four high schools in Lethbridge. If you couldn’t find Seamas on the golf course, or sipping a drink in his garden, he would be out walking in the coulees with his two dogs. Seamas is survived by his adoring wife Cindy; children Victoria (Tyler) Perry, Liam (Chandra) Skelly; step-children Keith (Shannon) Dykslag, Tiffany (James) Long, Riley (Shaelen) Dykslag, and Jillian (Mathew) Calnan; grandchildren Benjamin, Maverick, Memphis, Lucia, Roman, Georgia and Finley. His Siblings Eilis (Donal) Voyles, Nuala (Michael) Fagan, Imelda Wellington, Cait Skelly, Maire (Robert) Spencer, Stephen (Helen) Skelly, Aine Skelly, Dolores (Bobby) O’Connor and numerous nieces and nephews. Seamas is predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Olive Skelly, and his brother Paul Skelly.

“Grá Go Deo”

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 12, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery.

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WEST, MARK DERAL

NOVEMBER 27, 1949 – JULY 6, 2019

Mark West passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the age of 69 years.

A funeral service will be held at the Sheep River Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 300 Woodgate Road, Okotoks on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 or the Canadian Cancer Society 200-325 Manning RD NE. Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9

To email condolences please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com


WILLIAMS

Robert Williams passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019 at the age of 62. A memorial service will be held on July 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Pavan Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Kidney Foundation of Alberta.

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


Bernadette Wolf Tail

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bernadette Wolf Tail at the age of 78 years. She passed away after a brief illness at Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. A one-day Wake will be held at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, commencing at 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11:00 am with Fr. Anthony Pudota, Celebrant, followed by the burial at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket. A feast to follow and all are welcome to come. The Family would like to thank the following services: Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Pincher Creek Hospital, Indigenous Health Program (Susan Heavy Shields and Ann Fox), Piikani Health Services, Piikani Medical Transportation, Peigan Ambulance, and Piikani Home Care Services.


Tim Wright
1960 – 2019
Timothy Roy Wright, beloved father, son, husband, papa, brother and uncle, passed away in Taber on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the age of 59 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 12, 2019 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. A committal service will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Tim is survived by his children Caleb (Kimberly) Wright of Taber and their son Grayson and Christoper (Amanda) Wright of Taber and their children Ezmay, Menphis and Mila. He is also survived by his mother Mildred Wright, twelve siblings and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Gina Wright (2014) and his father Russell Wright (2019) and has also been reunited with numerous other family members.
Tim was born January 1, 1960. He was one of the first babies born at the Taber hospital during the 1960 New Year’s celebration. Tim spent most of his life working as a battery operator. Prior to that, he drove semi trucks and was proud to own his own company, Rim Tight Trucking. He loved his job and was frequently heard telling stories of the good old days. Tim spent his spare time building model vehicles, golfing and playing guitar. He loved his grandchildren, Dodge trucks and his wife Gina. It brings his family peace to know that they are reunited and they get to spend eternity together.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tim’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2C9 (www.cmha.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


ZOBELL

ZoBell, Joanna Antonia

(nee Ravoy)

On July 5, 2019 we said our final good-bye to our dear mother Joanna at the age of 92. Born in Svedernik, Slovakia, at age of 9 years in 1935 Joanna moved to Canada where her family farmed in Raymond. In 1947 she married Bob ZoBell and they continued life in Raymond where they raised their 3 children, Toni ZoBell (Morley McGill- deceased), Steve ZoBell (Barb), and Walt ZoBell (Judy). Joanna also became a proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Brother to Louis (Valorie) Ravoy Sr. Known for her kindness and compassion towards others, Joanna was also an excellent cook, had an optimistic view of nature and was loved by and will be missed by many family members and friends. Visitation will take place at Christensen Salmon Generations (703 13 St N Lethbridge) on Friday July 12 between 4:00 – 5:00pm. Interment to take place at Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond at 10:00am Saturday July 13, 2019. Celebration of life to follow at 11:30am in Lethbridge at Christensen Salmon Generations.

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

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