February 22nd, 2020

WEDNESDAY, February 12, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 12, 2020.

CALLIHOO

KEITH CALLIHOO (SAOKIISAAHKOMAAPIWA) of the Blood Tribe, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at Good Samaritans Lee Crest in Cardston, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Burt Tallman officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, Keith will be laid to rest at the family plot in the BELLY BUTTES, BLOOD TRIBE.

The family asks you to join them for a Feast at OLD AGENCY HALL following the Interment.

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


Bryce Carlsen
1977 – 2020
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bryce Frank Carlsen, beloved husband of Jennifer Carlsen and loving father to Talaina, Denim and Ireland. Bryce passed away in Taber on Sunday February 9, 2020 at the age of 42 years.
The celebration of Bryce’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 13, 2020 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Jennifer, Talaina, Denim and Ireland, Bryce will be lovingly remembered by his parents Frank and Phyllis Carlsen of Taber, brother Trevor Harv (Teresa) Carlsen of Taber and their daughter Hailey and brother-in-law Joel (Jenn) May of Calgary. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends who became part of his family.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Carl and Donna Carlsen, Jack and Rita Ressler and his uncle Chris Carlsen.
Bryce was born in Lethbridge February 11, 1977 and raised in Taber. He was a wonderful husband, father, son and brother who loved hockey, football, camping and being on the water. Bryce was a gentle, kind loving person who had a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bryce’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (www.tdhf.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


James (Jim) L. George

1927 – 2020

It is with deep sadness that the family of James L. George announce his passing at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 92 years. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk, officiating. The family invites donations be made in memory of Jim to either Cancer Research, Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum Society, Lethbridge Horticultural Society or the United Church Historical Society.

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KAMITOMO, HIDEO JOHN

JOHN KAMITOMO passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his wife, Fusako and an infant son Johnny Jr.

He leaves to mourn Gail Kamitomo (Bill), Kyle and Jonathan Brennan, and Gloria, Jake (Jesse), Akemi (Rob) Gilmour.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Good Samaritan Society in both Magrath and Raymond for the care given to him. We would also like to thank the doctors and staff from the Raymond General Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00pm. at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Ave. South, Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers and koden, a donation in John’s memory, may be made to The Raymond United Church (Box 186, Milk River, AB T0K 1M0) or Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Emma Lindeman

1926 – 2020

Mrs. Emma Julianna Lindeman of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leslie Lindeman, passed away at the Milk River Hospital on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Lynn Lowe

1934 – 2020

Laura Lynn Lowe beloved wife and best friend of Gordon Lowe went home to be with Jesus early Saturday morning at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday last July with friends and family. Lynn and Gord celebrated 62 years of married life in October. Her son Ian and her daughter Ty (Tracey) were the joys of her life. She added to these joys with daughter-in-law Jacquie and granddaughter Ashley. Lynn was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Flora Munro; sister Elaine Rivest and brother John (Jock) Munro. She is survived by her husband Gordon; her son Ian (Jacquie) Lowe; daughter Ty Lowe; granddaughter Ashley Lowe; sisters Leona (Ed) Antoniuk of Edmonton, Heather (Claude) Dalley of Courtenay, BC; and brother Jim (Carol) Munro of Lethbridge. Also, her special niece Debbie (Ev) Bakker and many other nieces and nephews, as well as her husband’s family: the Lowes and the Stenbecks. Lynn, the oldest of six children of Henry and Flora Munro was born in Edmonton and spent her early childhood growing up on a homestead near Busby, Alberta. She attended Prairie Bible Institute for High School. She worked for Woodwards in Edmonton, then attended the Salvation Army Training College for Officers in Toronto. Commissioned in 1955, she held appointments in Olds, Coleman, Lethbridge, Penticton and Cranbrook. While in Lethbridge she met Gordon and a year later they were married. Lynn worked as a secretary for Ringland Meredith Insurance for five years before staying home to raise a family. She then attended the University of Lethbridge as a mature student in the faculty of Education as a music major. At graduation she earned the Wm. Aberhart Gold Medal in Education and was the 1976 class Valedictorian. Lynn taught for Lethbridge School District 51 for seventeen years, first at Allan Watson and then at Park Meadows. She taught grades two and three, taught music to all grades and taught the Gifted and Talented Program. She entered choirs annually in the Kiwanis Music Festival and she introduced handbells to Park Meadows. She formed an adult handbell choir named Bronze Accord. On retirement, her family gave Lynn her own set of handbells and she loved playing handbell solos at church, at senior’s homes, and many summers at the United Church in Waterton, especially for Rev. Alex Lawson Lynn loved Southern Alberta enjoying many summers in Waterton trailering with family and friends. She loved associating with her church family at the Salvation Army. Over the years, she taught Sunday School, was a Girl Guide Captain, choir leader (Songsters), band member and was the church organist for fifty years. Lynn recently completed writing the Story of Her Life: “A Homestead Gal,” an accomplishment of which she felt very proud. Lynn was a 60-year member of the Rebekahs (I.O.O.F.) joining Dominion Rebekah Lodge #41 which later amalgamated with Faith Rebekah Lodge #93. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Friday, February 14, 2020, at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Colonels Glen and Eleanor Shepherd officiating.

Cremation to follow. Her persona will linger in the coulees west of her Sunset Acres home, where she loved to lie in the sunroom looking out over her prairies to the mountains.

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Alveda Markus

1931 – 2020

Mrs. Alveda Markus of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Karl Markus, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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OLEKSIEWICZ

1952 – 2020

DANUTA OLEKSIEWICZ, of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Danuta is survived by her sons Chris and Robert. A private family service will be held on a later date.

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


STOJKE

EMILIE ‘ANNE’ STOJKE, beloved wife of Adolf Stojke of Carbon, AB, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 71 years. Anne is the beloved mother to Edward (Tricia) Stojke, Dale (Rhonda) Stojke and Colleen (Warren – deceased) Bauman; grandmother to Jaydon, Alison, Megan, Heidi, Erica, Connor, Ava and Joel; sister to Brenda (Dick) Schuler and aunt to DiAnne (Jon) Speer. A Funeral Service will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.

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


Boyd Tucker

1930 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Boyd Tucker, who passed away peacefully, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Ruby Wakelin
1924 – 2020
Ruby Violet Wakelin, beloved wife of the late Earl Wakelin, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 95 years.
A private burial service will be held at Archmount cemetery prior to the funeral service on Friday, February 14, 2020.
The Funeral Service will be held at University Drive Alliance Church, 55 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Ruby will be missed by her six children Phil (Dianna) Wakelin of Fort Macleod, Joy (Ron) Ewasiuk of St. Albert, Harvey Wakelin of Fort Macleod, Hal (Yvonne) Wakelin of Lethbridge, Doris Petherbridge of St. Albert and Mavis (Paul) Kaufman of Westlock; ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl and brother Roy (Pauline) Watson.
Ruby was born on the family farm near Pearce, Alberta on October 26, 1924. She attended Free Methodist Bible College in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan for three years and graduated at the age of 20. She met Earl while he was stationed with the Royal Canadian Air Force at Pearce, Alberta. They were married in Fort Macleod on October 27, 1944. They started farming near Fort Macleod by the Oldman River in 1947 where all their children were born. In 1966, they opened the King Koin Launderette in Lethbridge followed by two others over the next few years. They moved into Lethbridge in 1967. In 1972, they moved to Abbotsford where they resided for nine years before returning to Lethbridge. Earl passed away in January 1988. Ruby was able to live in her own home until a few days before her passing. Thoughout the years she enjoyed travelling, music, painting, sewing and gardening. Her love of flowers was displayed in her sun room and in large flower gardens at the farm. Ruby has been a faithful member of the Alliance Church since 1944 and was the organist for ten years.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ruby’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 (www.cancer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Anna Zalik
1928 – 2020
Anna Zalik (nee Straub), a longtime resident of Coaldale, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Coaldale Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Anna is survived by her daughter Sylvia Zalik of Coaldale; daughter-in-law Jeanette Leusink of Coaldale; Jeanette’s son Scott Leusink as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Steve Zalik, son John Zalik, parents Martin Sr. and Anna Straub, brother Martin Straub, sister Elisabeth Bosnjak, sister-in-law Maria Straub and brother-in-law Joseph Bosnjak.
Anna was born May 30, 1928 in Budakeszi, Hungary. She was the oldest child born to Martin Sr. and Anna Straub. In 1946, after the war, Anna was relocated with her family to Germany. They resided in Germany until 1953 when they immigrated to Canada, settling in Picture Butte as beet workers. Soon after, she met her husband Steve Zalik and together they raised their two children, Sylvia and John.
Anna worked hard her whole life. She was a good cook and an exceptional baker. Anna loved to grow a garden and preserve fruit brought from Creston to feed the family. Her baked bread, apple pies and chiffon cakes were out of this world.
Anna was a long time parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for fifty five years and sang in the senior choir. Over the years, she would often prepare special meals for the priests and cook up great vats of mashed potatos for the church chicken suppers.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anna’s name may be made directly to the Resident and Family Council, 2100 – 11 Street, Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1L2.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Coaldale Health Centre for their wonderful care, support and compassion.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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