December 6th, 2019

SATURDAY, August 10, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 10, 2019.

BENE

PETER J. BENE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Besides his beloved wife Sharon, Peter will be greatly missed by his children: Rick (Marianne), Carrie (Pat), Tamie and Todd (Marnee), as well as one grandson, six granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, 15 great-grandsons and numerous cousins and fur grand babies.

He was predeceased by his parents Peter Sr. & Juliane Bene and his brother Alex Bene.

As a child, Peter lived in Gelenes, Hungary. The family moved to Southern Alberta in 1939. Peter and Sharon raised their children on the family farm where they all loved to be until Peter and Sharon retired to Lethbridge. Peter and Sharon loved to dance the night away.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. After the reception there will be a Graveside Service at Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made in Peter’s name to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Lethbridge: CMHA Alberta South Region, 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9.

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


DEJONG,

Fred November 5, 1925 – August 8, 2019

Our beloved father, Fred “Foppe” DeJong, of Lethbridge/Calgary, passed away in Calgary at Sarcee Care on Wednesday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Florence. Fred is survived by his loving children: Greta (de Groot) of Calgary, Robert of Kelowna, Richard of Vancouver, Norman of Calgary, as well as his ten grandkids and nineteen great grandkids. Fred grew up in Holland and immigrated to Canada in his twenties. He was known for his passion to create with wood and metal. Throughout his many adventures in life, he faithfully looked forward to meeting his Jesus and Lord. A celebration of his life will be held in Calgary at the Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (3020 51 St SW) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Fred’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com.

Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199


DORAN

SHERI LYNNE DORAN (née Martin) passed away due to a stroke with her family at her side in Lethbridge on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the age of 54 years. Sheri was predeceased by her son, Dustin Martin, her daughter, Tabitha Doran, and her father James Martin. Left to mourn her passing is her husband Michael Doran, one son, Devin (Brooke) of Lethbridge, two daughters, Samantha of Lethbridge and Katrina (Jesse) of Fairmont, BC; two brothers, Everett Martin of Lethbridge and Greg (Colleen) Martin of Airdrie; her mother, Rhona, grandchildren, Corbin, Tyler, Mya, Angel, Dustin, Mateo, Marley and Blade, and her dear pet Frankie. Sheri, or as she was sometimes called Brandi or Tweety, was a compassionate, thoughtful and honourable woman who loved her family and animal companions. Sheri loved being with her grandchildren, bowling, walking the dog, firepits, and crocheting. She definitely had a unique sense of humor and a quick wit. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity, and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. No formal funeral service will be held. To recognize and celebrate her life, a private function will be held at a later date.

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


Paulina Kolibar

1922 – 2019

Mrs. Paulina Kolibar, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michal Kolibar, passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista in Magrath, on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the age of 96 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A private family Graveside will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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


LAMBERT

EMILE LAWRENCE LAMBERT of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Ellen Marie Lambert, passed away with family by his side at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Marda Mandel

1955 – 2019

Marda Mandel of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Monday, August 12, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Kevin Roberts, officiating. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

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Gordon McDonald

1931 – 2019

Mr. Gordon McDonald of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian McDonald, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Lloyd Kohl officiating. A Graveside Service will follow in the Royal View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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MEHEDEN

RUTH HILDUR MEHEDEN, beloved wife of the late Fred Meheden for 54 years, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Ruth is survived by her children: Melanie, Tom (Cathy) and Ken; sister Stena Meheden and brother Jim (Doris) Ratke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents John and Hilda Ratke, daughter-in-law Lee and two infant children.

Mom was born June 6, 1930 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan then moved to Southern Alberta, settling first in the Coaldale area then in the Sunnyside district before retiring to Lethbridge in the mid 70’s. Mom was known for her love of family, warm smile, caring heart and compassion for others.

Thank you to the staff at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village.

At Ruth’s request a private family memorial will be held.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ruth, donations can be made to: Arthritis Society, #150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB, T2C 3G3 or Good Samaritan Society, 1511 – 15 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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


OKUTAKE

TOM OKUTAKE, of Lethbridge, passed away at Blue Sky Manor on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


YANISH

November 12, 1926 – August 5, 2019

ANDREW “ANDY” YANISH passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Andy was born in Plainview, SK and moved with his family to Edmonton when he was seven years old. A first generation Canadian, he was raised with many of his Polish and Ukrainian traditions, and always enjoyed family gatherings with perogies, beet rolls, cabbage rolls, borscht, and dessert—especially apple pie. At a very young age Andy became interested in mechanics and he reportedly broke many fingers, starting up his vehicles with the old hand crank!

He met his wife, Marie Cochrane, in Edmonton while working as a salesman selling encyclopedias. They were married in 1956 and they lived in Edmonton for nine years, where he worked in the automotive industry. A business opportunity arose in Lethbridge and they relocated there in 1965. He owned several automotive businesses, the most recent being A Y Core Supply in Nobleford, where he reconditioned motors for resale within southern Alberta and the USA. He was a self-taught man, and built a recreational airplane in the early 1970s.

Andy and his family spent many summers camping, fishing and making friends at Moyie Lake and Lake Koocanusa, BC; Flathead Lake and Kalispell, Montana. They always had a boat and one of his favorite activities was trolling for kokanee salmon. His last major project was rebuilding a houseboat when he was 80. Even at the age of 80+, he still enjoyed camping and getting onto the lake in his boat, even sleeping in the tent and cooking fish over the campfire!

Andy was predeceased by his wife Marie; son Michael; parents Peter & Stella Yanish; brother Walter Yanish; sister Bernice (Nick) Prodaniuk; brother-in-law Earl (Laura) Cochrane; and nephews William Cochrane and Dave Broda.

He is survived by his son Sam (Jennifer); grandchildren Michael, Madison and Alyssa; sister-in-law Rowena Yanish; plus numerous nieces and nephews in Regina and Strasbourg, SK, and Edmonton and Redwater, AB.

A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

Thank you to all the caregivers at St. Therese Villa who cared for Andy during the last four years of his life. If desired, donations to the Recreation Department at St. Therese Villa are gratefully accepted: 253 Southgate Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2S1.

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

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