October 20th, 2020

FRIDAY, August 23, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 23, 2019.

BRUNER

Sept. 8, 1950 – Jul. 20, 2019

DAVID GARNETT BRUNER passed away surrounded by his loving wife Vicki and family in the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 68 years.

He is survived by his wife Vicki and her children Makayla (grandson – Rhett) and Kaden; and his children Mandi (Brian) and their son Isaac, David Jr. (Laura) and their children Dayna and Natasha and Jason (Erin) and their children Corbin and Ben. He was also survived by brothers and sisters in AB, B.C., and the USA.

Prior to his passing, David was employed with Southland International Trucks.

A Celebration of David’s Life will be held at his “happy place” HIGHLAND CAMPGROUND, Highway 2 South, Legal N.E. 29 6 25 W/4, Stand Off, AB, on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Pavilion. Come share some stories and laughter.

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BESSE CHIZEK

December 9, 1926 – August 13, 2019

It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Besse Chizek (Nosek) August 13, 2019 in Lethbridge Alberta. Besse was born, raised and educated in the Valley Center district near Rosetown Sask. Emil and Besse farmed and raised their family in Delisle where they lived until 2000 when they moved to Lethbridge to be closer to their children. Mom was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. Over the years she was active in the community with Homemakers, 4H, the United Church, curling, golf and a founding member of the Delisle Senior’s Center. Besse and Emil enjoyed fishing, traveling in their RV and later on bus trips. She enjoyed cards and spent many hours with friends playing Bridge. Besse was also a very gifted crafts person sewing many costumes for carnivals and figure skating as well as making many beautiful different crafts. Besse is survived by her daughters; Peggy (Don) Egroff, Carel Lynn (Roy) MacLeod and Pat Chizek. Grandchildren; Derek (Lucy), Jordan (Roxanne), Janiel, Karly (Dave) and great grandchildren; Ashley, Kyle, Rylee, Addison, Brady, Teana and Jayden. Besse was predeceased by her husband Emil, in 2011, parents Victor and Rozalie, siblings; Joseph (Rose), Mary (Joseph), Rosie (Albert), Frank (Dulcie) and Victor as well as several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the management and staff from West Highlands for their many years of care that they gave to our mother. A private graveside service will be held in Saskatchewan later this fall.

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


FRASER

STELLA “TONI” FRASER, beloved wife of the late Stanley Fraser, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

Toni is survived by her nieces and nephews, Irene Hudson, Wendy (Ross) Charlesworth and Gary (Laine) Jones.

She was predeceased by her lifelong companion, Stan Fraser, her sister, Wilma Shield and her brother, Wendell Jones.

Toni was born on February 1, 1922 in Commerce, AB and was raised and educated in the Diamond City area. In 1942, she married her soulmate, Stan.

In her younger years, she worked at the YMCA and Kresge’s, where she made many lifelong friends. Later on, she and Stan started Fraser’s Fabrics, where they both successfully worked until their retirement.

She loved sewing, crafts and cooking, and she had a soft spot in her heart for cats. Throughout her life, she made many special friends at River Ridge Condos and on Dieppe Boulevard.

Toni was always a constant caregiver for her family and friends, always putting others before herself.

Thank you to Fairmont Extendicare for their excellent care and compassion.

At Toni’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. A private interment will take place at a later date.

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HARDING

JOYCE HARDING, beloved wife of the late Fred Harding, passed away at Fort Macleod Extendicare on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Delmar Homulos

1937 – 2019

Mr. Delmar Homulos of Lethbridge, beloved husband to Mrs. Rosalie Homulos, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative care on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Harold “Bud” Hudson

1924 – 2019

Mr. Harold “Bud” Hudson of Lethbridge passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Bud was raised on the family farm in Wilson Siding area and attended White and McNally schools. He served in the Second World War as a Mechanical Engineer for the RCAF. After the war, Bud followed his passion and returned to the farm which he loved. He took great pride in growing crops (that were the envy of his neighbors) and taking meticulous care of his farmstead and his green equipment. When time permitted, he pursued his hobbies of woodworking, photography and travel. Bud was a quiet unassuming man who led by example. He was fair, honest, hardworking and generous not only with his time and equipment to neighbors, but also to the many charities he supported monetarily. Family and friends were important to Bud with whom he loved to share his quick wit and humour. Bud will be missed by all who knew him. Bud was predeceased by his parents Harold and Mary, and sister Roberta Scotten. A public Graveside Service will be announced at a later date.

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Audrey Karsten

1931 – 2019

Mrs. Audrey Karsten of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Ralph Karsten, was taken home to her Lord and relieved of her suffering on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating.

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Kenneth Kotkas

1934 – 2019

Mr. Kenneth Kotkas of Lethbridge, beloved husband of 62 years to Mrs. Joyce Kotkas, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 84 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Eva Stanley, officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 724 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2T1, or Stars Air Ambulance, P.O Box 570, 1441, Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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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.

Emile is the loving father of Brian (Lori) Lambert of Blackfalds, David (Wilma) Lambert of Lethbridge, Gwen (Kevin) Cameron of Brooks and Joan (Reg) Hill of Calgary. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen, in March of 2018.

Emile was a loving, hardworking husband, father and grandfather. He was also a great friend to all who knew him. He was always ready with a joke or eager to tease, which brought smiles to whomever he was conversing with. Emile believed in the importance of family and friends and, through his actions, he showed people that they mattered. His joking banter will be missed by all.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Emile’s life at PARKBRIDGE ESTATES, 2920 – 29 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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Elizabeth “Ann” Leavitt (Simpson)

1937 – 2019

Mrs. Elizabeth “Ann” Leavitt (Simpson) of Okotoks, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerald K. Leavitt and Lyn Simpson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am, on Friday, August 23, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating

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ELKIN

Mrs. M. YVONNE ELKIN, “Accordion Lady”, beloved partner in life of Oscar Odney of Coalhurst AB, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2019 at St. Michael’s Covenant Health at the age of 79. Yvonne is predeceased by her parents Gordon & Inez Mann, and her late husband Vernon Elkin. As a Wife, Mother and Teacher, Yvonne touched many people with her kindness, passion for excellence and hard work. As a gifted musician, she took pleasure and pride in sharing her talents with her students and the community alike and was a long time active member of the Coalhurst +55 Club. Always a shining star at home, in the studio and on the stage. Yvonne is survived by her two sons, Bryan (Angie) Shier of Calgary, AB and Steven Shier (Nancy McGowan) of Stonewall, MB and foster daughter Elaine Kienzle of Prince George, BC. Grandchildren: Tristyn, Aaron, Thomas & Katie Shier. Rest now, our angel. At Yvonne’s request, there will be no formal service. Those who wish, may donate to their charity of their choice in the memory of Yvonne.

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


Emmy Alie Van Ee

2014 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce that the LORD has suddenly taken to Himself our precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, niece, and cousin, Emmy Alie Van Ee on August 12, 2019, at the tender age of 4 years old. Emmy and her family were travelling to Chilliwack, BC when their RV was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Condolences will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, Hwy 3A, Monarch, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, Hwy 3A, Monarch, Alberta, with Pastor Eric Moerdyk officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, Alberta.

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WILLIAMS

Thomas McMullin Williams, beloved husband of Pat Williams of Raymond, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260E, 200N, Raymond with Bishop Ryan Chipman officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

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


Craig Wojtowicz

1969 – 2019

Craig Wojtowicz of Lethbridge, husband to the love of his life Georgia “Thank you for loving me always”, loving father to Presley and Dylan, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 18, 2019, at the age of 49 years Craig is predeceased by his father Stanley and his mother Dorothy. He is survived by his four sisters and one brother, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Craig had a passion for music, he was an exceptional baseball and hockey player. He loved spending time in the arenas and at the ball diamonds watching Dylan grow and develop in the sports that he enjoyed playing himself. Presley was his princess and it was evident to all how much he cherished her. Craig was a devoted Pittsburgh Penguins fan. His passion for music allowed him to share his talent with many musicians which gave him the opportunity to play in several bands. One of Craig’s greatest joys was to vacation in Mexico with his family. Craig was a gentleman; he was humble and kind. He had a contagious laugh and his smile would light up the room. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

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