January 23rd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 22, 2020.


ANNE EVA BORAS, beloved wife of the late Walter V. Boras, passed away at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the age of 91 years, surrounded by close family.

Anne is survived by her five children – Pat (Wayne) Petersen of Lethbridge, Carol Boras of Vietnam, Lorrie (Sean) McCarthy of Longview, Susan (Marc) Boras of Coquitlam, and David (Julie) Boras of Lethbridge. She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Tom (Elsie) Bulva, her sisters-in-law Helen Boras, Cecile Bulva, and Barb (Ken) McRae, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends.

Besides her loving husband, Walter V. Boras in 1999, Anne is predeceased by her parents Mary and Ivan, brothers Johnny and Joseph, brothers-in-law Mike Boras, Ivan Boras Earl Gibbons, and sisters-in-law Anne Gibbons and Doris Boras, and nephew Kenny Bulva.

Anne was born June 13, 1928, in Obrez, Yugoslavia. The family immigrated to Canada in 1929 and settled in the Taber area and eventually purchased a farm in Barnwell. As the family grew, they sold the farm in Barnwell and purchased a larger farm in Iron Springs. Anne worked on the family farm in her late teens before working at the Gibbons store.

In 1950, Anne married Walter V. Boras and lived in the Picture Butte area where they raised their family. Anne was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed planting flowers in her rock garden, crocheting blankets and doilies, making and selling crafts at the Farmer’s Market with Walter, and baking bread, kifles, and jam-jam cookies. Anne always had a fresh pot of coffee on for anyone who stopped by the farm, and fresh bread could be smelled for miles away.

Anne was a devoted Catholic and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in Picture Butte for over 60 years. She also was a member of the St. Catherine’s Parish Choir. Her voice was as beautiful as the angels she made for the Farmer’s Market.

In July 2015, Anne moved to the Piyami Lodge in Picture Butte where she resided for five years before moving to the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village in November 2019. She resided there for two months.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB, on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Anne will be laid to rest with her husband in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer Society in Lethbridge, #40, 1202-2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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

Gum Jun Chow

1932 – 2020

Mrs. Gum Jun Chow of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Yau Hon Chow, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the age of 87 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00am and 11:30am, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private family Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.

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MARIA M. EAGLE BEAR, 39, passed away in Calgary on January 16th, 2020.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, Jan.23rd at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p. m. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Friday, Jan. 24th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent at: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


1933 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of LIONEL OSBORNE GREVE, on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the age of 86 years. We mourn the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather who died peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, after a courageous three year battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Lionel was the devoted husband of 59½ years of Jennifer MacFarlan Greve, the proud and loving father of Denise Millen and Michelle Greve, both of Toronto, and the beloved grandfather of Spencer Millen, presently living in Brisbane, Australia, and Jennifer Millen of Toronto, Ontario. He will be deeply missed by his family, relatives and friends who gave greatly appreciated caring support during his lengthy illness.

Lionel was born in Ferozupur, India, on February 28, 1933. The youngest of twelve children, he is survived by only one sibling, an older brother, Bertie Greve, who resides in India. His father worked for the Railways so Lionel had the opportunity to travel widely in Asia. In 1957, he met his one true love and life companion, Jennifer. They married in London on October 8, 1960. They soon started a family with the arrival of a daughter, Denise. In 1963, they decided to immigrate to Canada and settled in Lethbridge where their second daughter, Michelle, was born.

Lionel was a skilled and conscientious welder and enjoyed working for fifteen years with Noble Cultivators until the firm closed, and then ten years with Haul-All Equipment Ltd. until his retirement. A skilled carpenter, he spent many creative and enjoyable hours with his friends in the Carpentry Club at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization.

Lionel often said that he led a charmed and contented life filled with an abundance of love and happiness with his dear family and many relatives and friends. After the trials of his last three years, we are grateful that he is now at peace in his heavenly home, reunited with the members of his family who have gone before him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

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Norman Lloyd Metz

1928 – 2020

Mr. Norman Metz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Metz, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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CRAIG NELSON, beloved husband of Sharla Nelson, of Warner, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the age of 67 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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SHIMEK, Charley Winter

January 15, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

On January 15, 2020, our sweet Charley Winter was born in peace. Though she did not get a fair chance at life, she was and will always be loved, deeply and completely. Charley is survived by her parents, Scott and Shannon, and her big sister, Willa, along with her families on both sides. We will be forever changed and better for the time we had with our tiny girl, and will miss her for the rest of our lives. She will live in our hearts, forever. We are so grateful for you, our Charley. Rest in Peace. In addition to our family and friends, we thank all those who cared for us at Southport Family Practice, the Calgary Maternal Fetal Medicine Centre, the Rockyview General Hospital, and McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes. We very much appreciate your support.

Christa Voelske

1932 – 2020

Mrs. Christa Voelske of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Gerd Voelske, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont, on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the age of 87 years. Christa will be privately remembered by family and friends. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Elizabeth June age 59 of Gull Lake, SK passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Regina General Hospital. The memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from the Old United Church in Magrath, AB with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. The music was provided by Mary Lee Voort with soloist Trevor Panczak. A biography was read by Dan Twitchen, a life tribute was read by Duke, Kinn, and Denver Wetherelt and Gordon Kozroski, and the ushers were Curtis Winquist and Dustin Godlonton. The honorary pallbearers were Shaelene Price, Briggs Ascione, Abbey Ascione, Chloe Ascione, Aliza Wetherelt, Marley June Wetherelt, Fenway Jack Wetherelt, Veda Ascione and Chet West, as well as all of those who shared in her life. June is survived by her husband Duart (Duke) Wetherelt; her parents Jack and Betty Twitchen; brother Dan Twitchen; sons Kinn (Tera) Wetherelt and Denver (Bai-Lee) Wetherelt; niece Tida Twitchen; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her grandpa and grandma Twitchen, grandpa and grandma Russell, grandpa and grandma Wetherelt, and grandpa and grandma Soaper. June was born in the Calgary General Hospital on July 28, 1960. She attended school in Magrath and graduated high school in 1978 and then graduated from Olds College in 1981 as a certified farrier. She was united in marriage on April 15, 1978 to Duke Wetherelt in the Magrath United Church. She worked at SWT Inland Grain Terminal and as a book keeper for Jack’s Mechanical in Lethbridge, AB. June served as a secretary and then as president of the Magrath Minor Hockey, and was the president of West Winds Hockey League for five years, as well as a member of the Gull Lake Quilting Club. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, diamond art, she loved riding horses, working with the cows, and her favorite thing to do was spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and family. After a long and courageous battle with Scleroderma and Kidney Disease she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Donations in June’s memory may be made to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc. – Renal Unit, 2051 Saskatchewan Drive Swift Current, SK S9H 0X6.

Warren’s Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements.

For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at http://www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.

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