June 16th, 2021

SATURDAY, March 21, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 21, 2020.


PENNY BIG BULL, of Brocket, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 61 years.

A Private Family Service will be held.

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FLORENCE FRITZ, beloved wife of the late Wallace Fritz, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Darryl Fritz, Wendy (Joe) Kuberko, Darcy (Kathy) Fritz, Darren (Lorna) Fritz, daughter-in-law, Joanne Fritz as well as 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Also left to cherish her memory are her siblings, Margaret, Faye, Donna and Gary.

Along with her husband, Florence was predeceased by her son, Derrick Fritz, daughter-in-law, Linda Fritz and siblings, Sylvia, Arthur, Laurence, Ray and Robert.

Florence was dedicated to her family and dearly loved them.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


SHIRLEY GALLANT, beloved wife of Gerald Gallant, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

Due to COVID-19, a Celebration of Shirley’s Life will take place at a later date; arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Maria Jakubowski

1922 – 2020

Mrs. Maria Jakubowski of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Jakubowski, passed away at Legacy Lodge Care Facility on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 97 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Emma Julianna Lindeman

April 3, 1926 – February 9, 2020

Emma Julianna Lindeman of Milk River passed away peacefully on Saturday February 9 at the age of 93. Emma was born on the Szarko family farm in Township 1 Range 17. She attended school at Bankview, Lethbridge, Coutts, and Milk River. She married Les Lindeman on June 25, 1945 and they lived together through the good times and the bad of farming. She experienced changes in technology and the improved lifestyle of nearly a century of life. She was a housewife and partner in a family farm. Throughout her life she was committed to the community she lived in and strived to make it a great place to live. Emma was involved with the United Church in different capacities over the years: UCW, Sunday school, CGIT and the Choir. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was always willing to help with the church suppers and other events, 4H Beef, Milk River Library, she started a 4H Sewing club. She helped to compile the Milk River and District History Book “Under Eight Flags” as President of the New Horizons Group. She enjoyed life with cooking, sewing, quilting, china painting, judging at fairs, and spending time with family and friends. Later in life Emma and Les enjoyed travelling across Canada and parts of the USA and Europe. Emma will be missed by her daughter Louise Bursa, and her three sons, William (La Rae), Leslie (Katherine), and Brian (Delores); her ten grandchildren: Kim, Lenore, and Julia (Daniel) Lindeman; Adrienne and Claire (Lauren) Bursa; Roberta (Marty) and Chris (Lisa) Lindeman; Kelsey (Andrew) and James Lindeman; four great-grand children Molly Strub and Willa Simpson, August and Ellen Lindeman; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her sister Louise Hut and her brother Chester Szarko. She was predeceased by her husband Les Lindeman, parents George and Mary Szarko, brother Joe Szarko, sisters Elizabeth Wachtler and Irene Leister, son-in-law Mirek Bursa, and granddaughter Danielle Lindeman. A Memorial Service was previously scheduled for March 28, 2020 in Milk River AB, however due to current social circumstances surrounding COVID-19, a new date will be announced once established.

Alveda Markus

1931 – 2020

DUE TO CURRENT SOCIAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS, THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE THAT WAS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE TODAY, SATURDAY, MARCH, 21, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Please see mbfunerals.com for further updates. Alveda Marie Markus beloved wife of the late Karl Markus passed away on Tuesday February 11, 2020, in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 89 years.

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ARNOLD NEUFELD, beloved husband of Glenda Neufeld, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Margaret Pardoski

1936 – 2020 

Margaret Rose Pardoski, beloved wife of Edmund Pardoski, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the age of 83 years. Mom was a strong fighter right to the end, but she finally gave in after her courageous battle with cancer. As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19, and the government’s recommendations, a private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Margaret is survived by her husband Edmund; son Ryan (Julie) Pardoski of Rochester Hills, Michigan and their children Jordin and Jared; daughter Shawna (Harley) Phillips of Taber and their children Tyson, Spencer and Cassidy; brother Alec Jozsa as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Mary Jozsa; sisters Jillian Roth, Erma MacDonald, Irene Runge and Jean Haugen; her mother and father-in-law Joe and Wanda Pardoski. Margaret was born in Lethbridge on September 14, 1936 and raised on the family farm in Wrentham. She became a nurse and worked at several different hospitals throughout western Canada. Margaret ended up in Calgary where she met the love of her life Edmund Pardoski during the Calgary Stampede. They married and together they raised their family in Calgary. Margaret and Edmund retired to Taber where they have resided until the time of her passing. She loved gardening and her flowers. She was a avid sports fan, taking in many of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Margaret was a very special aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She cherished each of her five grandchildren, spending much of her time with them. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Josephine Prozniak

1921 – 2020

Josephine Prozniak, beloved wife of the late Andrew Prozniak, passed away at St. Therese Villa on March 17, 2020 with her son and daughter at her side. Josephine was born In Poland on February 23, 1921, the fourth of six children. Shortly after her marriage to Andrew Prozniak, the young couple was deported to Siberia where their first daughter was born and died at the age of 13 months. Upon release from Siberia, Andrew joined the British 8th Army and Josephine was sent to a refugee camp in Tanganyika (Tanzania), where she spent the next 6 years. They were reunited in England in 1948 where two more children were born. They immigrated to Alberta in 1951 and have resided in Lethbridge since 1968. Josephine had many talents and her days were full with gardening, canning, cooking, baking, sewing and quilting. She was an active grandmother, spending many hours caring for her grandchildren. Her faith was very important to her and she often reached out to others in need with compassion and generosity. Josephine is survived by her loving family: Zofia (Karol, deceased) Ksiazek and their children Richard (Caroline), Peter (Jennifer), John-Paul, Maria (Dale) Krall; Jozef (Theresa) Prozniak and their children Cara (Mike) Ross, Christine (Savio) Baptista, Andrea (Matt) Koester, Steven (Megan), and Michaela (Kevin) Toews. She is also survived by her great grandchildren: Halina Ksiazek; Fiona, Jeremiah and Jacob Ross; Allison, Emily, Lindsay and Xavier Baptista; Nathan and Tyler Koester; and Andrew and Alexander Prozniak. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at St. Therese Villa for the care and compassion they have shown to Josephine and to our family. A Private Family Service will be held due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions.

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