January 16th, 2021

FRIDAY, December 13, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 13, 2019.


August 8, 1940 – Magrath, Alberta

December 6, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

David Livio Bridarolli beloved husband of Lorna Bridarolli (nee Harris) of Calgary, AB, passed away quietly on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. at the age of 79 years after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

A family man, business man, good friend, and a kind soul, David is survived by his wife, Lorna, their two sons, Tony, his wife Tracy and their children Abigail and Jayna of Calgary, AB; and Glen, his wife Shelley and their children, Samuel and Ariella of Toledo, OH, whom he loved most preciously. He is also survived by his sister Ione Pokipala, Lorna’s daughter Carol Lincz, her husband Ron; brother-in-law Bruce Harris and his wife Michel of Lethbridge, AB and many nieces and nephews in Canada and the US. He was predeceased by his parents Elena and Camillo Bridarolli, and his sister and brother-in-law, Armida and George.

Much could be said about David’s accomplishments. What defined David the most was not what he did but who he was. He committed himself to family, friends and especially to his loving God above.

“Goodbye my sweet forever love. Thank you for being my treasured other. We will see each other again in God’s embrace, Your Lorna.”

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta, 120, 6835 Railway Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2V6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, http://www.parkinsonalberta.ca.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 – 85th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Dave’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

A tree will be planted in living memory of David Bridarolli. McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

John Edward Burns

1931 – 2019

John Edward Burns passed away on December 7, 2019 at the age 88 years. John was born in Fort Macleod on October 2, 1931. His family moved to Lethbridge in 1941, where he completed his schooling. At the age of 18, John joined the Canadian Army. John’s active service was a Tour in Korea, and he served from September 28, 1949 and was “Honorably Released” September 28, 1952 when he was wounded. He was awarded the Korean Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. As a member of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Second Battalion, he was awarded the United States Distinguished Unit Citation. In 1975 he was stricken at age 44 with a serious Brain Aneurism. He is survived by his siblings Elaine Anderson, Evelyn (Curt) Hansen, Barbara (Yukio) Kitagawa and Gordon (Roberta) Burns. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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MARJORIE EILEEN DALKE passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Linden View on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Mar. 9, 1925 – Dec. 5, 2019

With great sadness, the family of ELIZABETH “BETTY” MARY DEAK announce her passing at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

Betty is survived by her loving granddaughter, Kendra and Kendra’s mother, Debbie Deak, and two great-grandchildren, Jaxson and Maddison Deak Webber.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, her two sons, Larry and Kenny, and her parents, James and Rosalie Koncs. Betty is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was married to Joseph (Benson) Deak for 58 years. She was the most wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend; her leaving has created an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled. We will forever cherish her memories and loving ways.

Betty was born and raised in Hungary and immigrated to Canada at eight years of age. With her parents, she settled in southern Alberta. Following her marriage to Benson, she worked for many years at Frache’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse – a time in her life that she cherished. Betty greatly enjoyed having her family and extended family close to her; every visit to the Deak home was special and filled with superb food and camaraderie.

Thank you to family and friends who visited Betty and filled her days with happiness while she was a resident at St. Therese.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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


Laurence Gordon Deverall passed into the arms of Jesus on the 8th of December 2019.

Laurence was born to Kathleen & Gordon Deverall on the 20th of May 1935 in Chobham, England.

Laurence is survived by his caring wife Sharon and his 4 children, Tracey (Garry), Chris (Sonia), Sarah, and John (Darlene). He is also survived by grandchildren Kyra (Keith), Kody (Angelica), Jack, Hunter and Declan and his great grandchildren Zander and Scarlett, as well as his sisters Sheila (Len) and Hazel (Ken) and families.

Although he had many accomplishments, his greatest joy came from his family.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 14th at 2pm at the Lethbridge Christian Tabernacle, 1805 9th Ave N.


MARGARET “MEG” HELMER, beloved wife of the late John Helmer, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with her devoted daughter by her side at St Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the age of 99 years, one month short of her 100th birthday.

Meg was born January 5, 1920 in Lanarkshire, Scotland. She immigrated to Canada with her family when she was eight years old. She was the youngest and last surviving child of James and Margaret Orr.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving daughter Elsie Grey and always teasing her, son-in-law Reg Prawdzik as well as Reg’s family and numerous nieces and nephews.

Meg was predeceased by her beloved husband John (1968), much loved son-in-law Brian Grey (2003), three brothers and two sisters.

Meg was a kind and gentle lady and will be missed by all who knew her. At her request, a private family graveside service was held.

Thank you to the compassionate Dr. Sue Westheuser, caring staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre and Cornerstone Funeral Home for their kindness. God bless you all!

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

Shelley Jolene (Mandel) Schroh

March 28, 1967 – Dec 5, 2019

It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear Shelley as a result of a freak accident (fall) in her garage.

Shelley is survived by her loving husband, Pat and sons Spencer, Kaden, Zane and Mylan as well as her mother Sherri (George) Brother Cam children Brandon (Marisol), Connor (Cathy) – Quinn, Everly, Elizabeth Ashley (Stan) – Sawyer; Dallin (Jessica); Brother Roger (Val); Mother-in-law Sandra and father-in-law Leo (Donna) Brother-in-law Robin (Camila) – Nina; Sister-in-law Jody (Derek) – Jane and Hannah.

Shelley was born on March 28, 1967 in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Joe and Sherri Mandel. She was the youngest of three children. Shelley grew up in Warner, Alberta, attending Elementary and Jr. High in Warner and High School in Raymond, Alberta. She also studied at the University of Lethbridge.

On June 24, 1995 Shelley married the love of her life, Pat Schroh.

Together they welcomed four wonderful sons, of whom she was incredibly proud. Shelley was a devoted wife, and mother – the health and happiness of her husband and boys were her priority.

Shelley has touched so many lives through her sheer energy, her tireless fight for what she felt was right and her immediate willingness to help anyone. She considered everyone to be family, opening her home to neighbours, friends, relatives and all of her beloved dogs. Her generosity and commitment to serving others can stand as an example for all.

Through Shelley’s ultimate contribution as an organ donor, numerous lives have been saved or extended.

Please send condolences and messages to http://www.forevermissed.com Shelley Schroh.

Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the MS society.

A celebration of Shelley’s life will be held on Saturday, December 14, 1 pm at: Foundations for the Future Charter Academy (FFCA) South Middle School 8710 Ancourt Rd SE, Calgary. Shelley loved purple, she was Ms. Purple so please wear purple.


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of JERMAIN ANTHONY SOENEN, less than ten months after the passing of his beloved wife of 67 years, Johanna Hendrica Soenen (nee Van Buuren).

Jermain was born March 18, 1928 in Middleton Township, Norfolk Co., Ontario to Irene & Joseph Soenen. Both his parents passed along with 10 of his siblings, Marie, Fred, Ed, Charlie, Joe, Margaret, Delphine, Leo, Omar & Achiel. He is survived only by his sister, Augusta Schaffer, and sisters-in-law Roberta, Donna, Georgette, Shirley & Helen Soenen, Louisa, Maria & Dorothy Van Buuren. Numerous nieces & nephews are going to miss him greatly, remembering all the help and funny pranks and mischiefs instigated. Uncle was the biggest kid of us all, and we were blessed to have him and Auntie invite all to their farm for many, many get-togethers.

Uncle Jermain drove truck for the beginning of his career, then moved on to farming, mechanics, carpentry and jack-of-all trades until his retirement.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., with Father Albert Sayson celebrating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Jermain, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Society (Park Meadow’s North Lethbridge), 1511 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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


Kenneth Wayne Van Apeldoorn, beloved husband of Terry Lee and father to Kristopher died unexpectedly on November 14, 2019 at the age of 73 while on vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ken is survived by his wife of 34 years, Terry Lee, his son, Kristopher, brother Gerald and sister-in-law Sandy and brother Keith and sister-in-law Joan and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Olive and John Van Apeldoorn. Ken was born in Carman, Manitoba on December 19, 1945. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree of Bachelor of Education with Distinction in 1971 and the University of British Columbia with a Masters Degree of Education in 1982. He worked as an educator administrator mainly in Vancouver and the lower mainland area. Ken retired in 2009 and he and Terry re-located to Lethbridge in 2017 to be closer to family. Ken had many hobbies and numerous interests but he truly loved golf and was an avid film buff. He will be deeply missed by his wife, son, family and friends. A celebration of his Life is to be held in the Spring of 2020.

Dianne Wall
1945 – 2019

With heartfelt sadness, the family of Dianne Elaine Wall, announce her passing on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the age of 74 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, December 15, 2019 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Dianne is survived by her husband Abe Wall and their daughter Rhonda Wall and son-in-law John Raca of Taber; her grandchildren Naomi (Shawn) Kempe and Joel (Kim) Wall and by three great grandchildren Ivy, Michael and Nolan, who were the joy of her life. She is also survived by her brother and sisters Allan Odland, Bonnie Johnson, Heather (John) Evanson and Pat (Bryan) Corns and their families. She will also be missed by Abe’s siblings and their families.
Greeting her are those who predeceased her, her parents Arnold (Lucille) Odland and Gertrude (Art) Howg, her son Mike Wall, her sister-in-law Evelyn Odland, brother-in-law Eric Johnson, her nephews Clint Hall, James Odland and various members of Abe’s family.
Dianne was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on May 4, 1945. She was raised in Taber where she attended school. After graduating from college, she met the love of her life, Abe. They lived in Taber for a few years where they were joined by Rhonda and Mike. After purchasing the farm in Grassy Lake, they worked hard to build the farm and family which was something that they were very proud of. Dianne enjoyed participating in baseball, curling and golf and has acquired many trophies and prizes over the years. Her hobbies included reading, gardening and cross stitch.
In 2000, Dianne was one of the first people in Alberta diagnosed with Neuro-Myelitis Optica which caused partial blindness and paralysis. Even though she had difficulty with her vision, she still continued to cross stitch and complete many projects that her family will cherish forever. She remained at home with Abe dedicating his time to caring for her. When it became too difficult for him to continue, she moved into assisted living in Linden View and eventually Long Term Care at the Taber Hospital. Her family greatly appreciates the care that she has received at both facilities where she built very strong and lasting friendships. A very special thanks to all of her doctors, especially Dr. Ian Armstrong who cared for her so graciously.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Harry Wolosuk
1923 – 2019

Harry Wolosuk, beloved husband of the late Joyce Wolosuk, passed away in Taber on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 95 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, December 13, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Harry is survived by Doug (Dolores) Wolosuk of Vauxhall and their children Kris (Carla)and Jamie (Aaron Mack); John (Deb) Wolosuk of Vauxhall and their children Nicole, Julia (Keith McDonald) and Ami (Tyler Kinniburgh); Sylvia Bosch and her children Serena and Bobb. He is also survived by his grandsons Mark (Heidi) Snell and Tim Snell (Miryah Scott) and twenty one great grandchildren; son-in-law Gerry Snell; sister Mary (John) Haugen and brother-in-law Jack (Donna) Dayton as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Joyce Wolosuk; his parents Wasel and Glicheria Wolosuk; daughter Carol Snell; son-in-law Andrew Bosch; sister Ann (Howard) Jensen and brothers George (Teddy) Wolosuk and Nick (Isobelle) Wolosuk.
Harry was born on December 30, 1923 in Coalhurst to parents Wasel and Glicheria Wolosuk. He was the first born of their children and as a result he took on a good deal of responsibility as he grew older. In 1927 they moved to the farm in Vauxhall which became their homestead and to this day is home to the fifth generation of Wolosuk Farmers.
In 1949 Harry married his sweetheart Joyce Dayton and they were blessed with four children.
Dad was a dedicated farmer who passed his love of the land and his work ethic on to his family, so much so that one of his great grandchildren said at a very early age “Grampa why does dirt smell so good?”
Harry took on the financial responsibility at a very young age, helping his dad for many years to the extent that until he lost his license at ninety two, he was still responsible for all his finances.
Harry and Joyce spent many winters down south in Arizona enjoying the weather, golfing and making many friends. As a result even the grandchildren have spent time with them in Phoenix and are carrying on the tradition.
Dad had a great sense of humor and liked to tease, even in his later years he kept people amused with his antics. We will all miss him dearly but know that he is at peace.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


JENNIFER DEONE ZMURCHYK passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the age of 45 years.

Jen is survived by her two beloved sons and best friends: Caleb James and Dylan Vernon McMurchy and their father, Jeff McMurchy. Jen is lovingly remembered by her parents Peter and Deone Zmurchyk; brother John (Roanna) and his family; and grandparents Vern and Mildred Beck as well as other family members.

She was predeceased by her Papa and Baba: Pete and Frances Zmurchyk.

A wonderful woman with a free and wild spirit.

A Private Family Service will be held, followed by a gathering of friends next year.

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

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