October 20th, 2020

SATURDAY, July 13, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 13, 2019.

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. He is survived by his daughter Gay (Ken) Jensen of Cardston, son Kim Bourassa of Lethbridge and daughter Sharon (Lou) Tams of Taber; eight grandchildren Jody (Ben) Nish, Wade (Sue) Jensen, Megan (Sal) Quinonez, Murray Bourassa, Chris Tams (Emalea Materi), Brandon (Lauren) Tams, Amanda (Travus) Valgardson, Matthew Tams and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Laura (Harold) and Leah; brother Alfie (Elaine); sister-in-law Shirley and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and best friend Betty Bourassa in 2017, a grandson, Travis Henry David Bourassa and brother Maurice. Henry started work at a young age logging and at the saw mills on the west coast before starting in the grocery business. He worked in Lethbridge with Canada Safeway where he spent twelve years before moving to Taber to open the new Safeway store where he was employed until his retirement. Henry loved to fish, spending many happy times on the boat with his son and sons-in-law and couldn’t resist giving their lines a tug to make them think they had caught ‘the big one’. There was nothing Henry couldn’t fix and his family always knew they could call on dad for speedy repairs. He always said he would send us the bill but of course, the bill never came. Henry loved to spend time in his shop woodworking. He was so talented, all you had to do was have an idea and he could create what you wanted and it was always amazing what he would come up with. Henry loved a good story, a game of crib and to share a laugh. He would whistle as he went about his day and you always knew he was near even before you saw him. “When dad passed we know that mom was waiting for him with the motorhome packed and ready to go on their next adventure together.” He will be sadly missed by us all. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

SHELLEY LONG TIME SQUIRREL, passed away suddenly in Calgary on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 50 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.

A Wake Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

Shelley will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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


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


Donna Moltz

1937 – 2019

With profound sadness in our hearts, but the comfort that she is now at peace and reunited with our dad, we announce the passing of our mother Donna Moltz, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. A Come and Go Reception will be held from 1-4pm, on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2110 18 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada, 4039 Brentwood Rd NW #230C, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 1L1.

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


MUNRO

SANDRA HEATHER MUNRO, beloved wife of the late Alexander James Munro of Calgary, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

A Private Family Service will be held in Calgary at a later date, details will be announced once completed.

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


NUMMI

Darrell Averill Nummi, beloved companion of Sylvana de Pooter, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the age of 59 years.

Besides his companion, Darrell is survived by his son Dakota Cecil Nummi and his stepchildren Mark Henderson and Amanda Henderson.

He was predeceased by his parents, his older brother Richard and younger sister Janice.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. Cremation.

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


PLEWES

MARLENE BEVERLY PLEWES, beloved wife of the late Arthur Plewes, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Marlene is lovingly remembered by her son, Darcy (Bonnie) Plewes of Lethbridge, her grandchildren, Brandon & Sue Ann Plewes, her brothers, Wayne Chute of Lethbridge and Gary Chute of Lethbridge, her brother-in-law, George (Norma) Plewes of Bermuda and her sister-in-law, Alice Eichhorn of Saskatoon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Arthur James Plewes, her parents, Burton & Dorothy Chute and her parents-in-law, Howard & Rita Plewes.

Marlene was born in Lethbridge on April 3, 1935. She attended Henderson College of Business in Lethbridge, where she met Arthur—the love of her life. The two were married on June 17, 1968 and soon after they were blessed with their only child, Darcy. Once she finished college, Marlene worked for various provincial and federal government departments.

Marlene loved to travel with her family to various places throughout Canada and the USA. She always loved to camp in Glacier National Park and Flathead Valley. She spent many hours enjoying nature by going for hikes, taking nature shots and picking huckleberries. Her last trip was with her two brothers when they visited Mexico and the California Coast.

She cherished every moment she shared with her two grandchildren, whether they were here in Lethbridge or traveling together elsewhere.

Marlene enjoyed spending time with her church family and friends. She was an active member of The Seventh Day Adventist Church. She liked singing with the church choir—and occasionally sang a few solos.

A Celebration of Marlene’s Life will be held at THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 2606 – 16 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor James Wesley officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca/en/donate) or to a charity of your choice.

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


RUSSELL

NINA MARIE RUSSELL of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late David Warren Russell, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

A private family graveside will be held at a later date.

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


SCHMIDT

It is with great sadness that the family of ARNOLD SCHMIDT announces his passing on Wednesday July 10th 2019 at the age of 74 in Lethbridge Alberta.

Arnold will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Shirley, his daughter Susan Schmidt, and his granddaughters Kathleen Schmidt (Brandon) and Marrisa (Lyle) Penner. Arnold is survived by his siblings Ella (Alex), Hildegard (Helmut), Bruno (Martha) and sister-in-law Michelle.

Arnold was predeceased by his parents Alwine and Heinrich Schmidt, his brothers Wilhelm and Hans Schmidt, and his daughter Shelley Schmidt.

A Celebration of Arnold’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

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


SCHRAGE

July 31, 1973 – June 19, 2019

WILLIAM “BILLY” TREVOR SCHRAGE, of Lethbridge, passed away tragically on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 45 years.

Billy is survived by his son Dawson, brothers Wilf (Bernie), Werner (Kathy), Harold (Jeanne) and Ralph (Debbie); and his sisters Ellen (Wally) and Sonya as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fabian and Agnes Schrage.

Billy was born in Lethbridge, went to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and studied at Lethbridge College. Billy had one son, Dawson. He enjoyed bow hunting and fishing and spent many days with Dawson enjoying these pastimes.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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


SHEARER, David Ian

January 11th, 1935, – March 29th, 2019.

(Age 84)

A celebration of life for the late David Shearer is to be held July 14th, 2019 @ 1:00pm at the residence of Derrick & Rhonda Shearer.

Directions from Lethbridge:

Highway 3 east to

Broxburn Road (RR210)

North 4 kms on

Broxburn Road

Please follow the signs


STANGROOM, Robert (Bob) W.

March 15, 1921 – June 27, 2019

During his lifetime of 98 years, Robert (Bob) W. Stangroom was an Olympic level swimmer, an Air Force Corporal, a demanding and dedicated swimming coach, and a physical educator passionate about health and community, but his greatest roles were that of a father and mentor. As the oldest in a family of 6, his early life prepared him well, living on the shores of Hudson Bay and helping his mother look after younger siblings while his Mountie father was out “getting his man”. His teens and twenties found him playing surrogate father to his much younger sisters, carrying them piggyback up the hill from his job as a lifeguard at Locarno Beach in Vancouver. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1939, wanting to be a pilot but, limited by his bad vision, spent the 6 years earthbound as a mechanic and fueler. The experience cemented his sense of duty and responsibility instilled by his pioneering parents and upbringing. Post war, he enrolled in the first Physical Education class to graduate from UBC, aiming to feed his passion for a healthy lifestyle and aquatics. His students and younger sister, Margaret, who swam in the 1954 Commonwealth Games, benefitted from his quiet, straight forward style of teaching and coaching. In pursuit of his passion for getting as many people involved in recreation, he returned to school at the University of Washington, graduating with an MSc in Physical Education, an unusual achievement in 1955. Over the next ten years, he and his wife, Mary Lou, hopped across the country from Nelson, BC and community recreation to Ottawa and the DND, finally settling in Fredericton, with a professorship at UNB. Along the way, their 3 daughters were born and life became all about his girls. The early morning swim practices tested our dedication but never his. His Phys Ed students and colleagues remember his quiet intellect, compassion and high standards. Volunteering for the Red Cross Water Safety programs that he helped develop was central to his philosophy and core values. And he had a ready, able and enthusiastic squad of daughters and Aquanauts to do the water safety demonstrations! To quote him, “Swimming is not just a sport or pastime, but a life skill.” In retirement, he continued to be a lifelong learner, encouraging each of his grandchildren to pursue their education and their dreams, always with a dose of love couched in humour. He continued to swim, even competing at Masters Nationals with UBC Masters in the 80-85 age group where he set a Canadian record in 50 Fly. Ever the athlete, he impressed everyone with his youthfulness and humility. He left this world just a few days shy of his and Mary Lou’s 64th wedding anniversary, and was predeceased by his dear sisters, Dorothy and Mary and brother John. He will be missed more than words can express by Mary Lou, by his daughters Randi (Stewart), Karen (Robert) and Mary Kay (Greg) and by his 7 grandchildren, Kenzie, Ellian, Devon, Cameron, Liam, Hannah and Jackson. He is survived by his brother, Tim and sister, Margaret, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Bob’s life took place on July 4th at The Gardens, in Lethbridge, AB. His daughters have set up a Memorial Fund through the University of New Brunswick to support a student with his passion for community recreation and lifelong activity and volunteerism. Please go to http://www.unb.ca/giving, click on Give Now and direct your donation to the Robert (Bob) Stangroom Memorial or contact Marcie Nixon directly (nixon@unb.ca) (1-506-453-4986).

To express condolences, please visit: http://www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.

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