October 30th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 22, 2020.

DUNSMORE

GERALDINE ANNE DUNSMORE passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Helene Granson

1928 – 2020

Mrs. Helene Granson (nee Heimann) of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Wilhelm Granson, passed away at Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Helene was of German descent born September 10, 1928 in the German settlement Josefstal, Ukraine. In 1943 Helene along with her mother and sisters fled to Varendorf Germany. Helene married Wilhelm on May 13th, 1951 in Herbern Germany. They immigrated to Canada in June of 1951 and settled in Southern Alberta.

Mom’s passion was her family. Family meant everything to mom, and everything was done together growing up. Mom loved to bake and cook for her family, and we will always remember our family time together every Christmas Eve. She would always make the traditional German cooking we loved: smoked mackerel, pickled herring, baked ham, German meatballs, potato salad (Mom’s potato salad was the best) and all the baking, rice pudding and oft-suppe.

Mom and Dad spent many hours in the garden and tending the rose beds. Their garden would always produce enough vegetables for the whole neighborhood. Everything from tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cucumbers (her pickles were the best).

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Anneliese (John) Klassen, William (Denise) Granson and Rudy (Wendy) Granson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Gregory (Jody) Klassen and their sons Cache and Colton, Stephen (Christie) Klassen and their daughters Amara and Taylor, Chris (Lindsey) Barron and their daughters Chloe and Paige, Ryan (Mary) Granson,, their son Mitchell and daughter Hailey, Eric (Jasmine) Granson and their sons Alexander and Jamie.

Helene was predeceased by her husband Wilhelm on February 13, 2020. They had been married for 68 years.

A private family Graveside Service will be held for Helene at Coaldale Community Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Coaldale Health Centre for the compassionate care given to our mom during her time there.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


HAMILTON

PATRICIA MAUDE McCORMACK

Beloved sweetheart and eternal companion of Robert Anderson Hamilton who predeceased her March 20, 2015; sister of Nancy Schaalje, and angel mother of Gayle (Richard Low), Robert (Patricia), Janice (D’Arcey West), Jeffrey (Donna), and Brent (Celeste), grandmother of 24, and great grandmother of 51, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the age of 88.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, April 3, 1932, the third of five daughters born to William White McCormack, and Maude Watts Gibson Morrow. Predeceased by her parents, and sisters Mary (Allen Hicks), Kathleen, and Alice (Don Crawford.)

Mom’s childhood was delightful, her tales of summers at their Lake Simcoe cottage were magical; and we loved hearing about her Dad meeting WW II servicemen on the subway, and bringing them home for a home cooked meal. Those men remained friends long after the war. Family homes on Manor Road and Castlefield in Toronto etched in her mind happy memories of working together, gardening, cooking, and cleaning; and playing together at the Allenby School playground, or skating on a neighbourhood rink.

Her introduction, and conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1950, brought much joy, peace, and hope for 70 years, and her testimony of the wonderful Plan of Happiness which she loved, has strengthened all her posterity.

Meeting the dashingly handsome 26 year old Robert Hamilton of Magrath, on February 1,1953, began a 62 year courtship!!…engaged the 21 March, and married in the Cardston Alberta Temple, 25 June 1953. Newlyweds moved to Picture Butte where Dad was employed by the Canadian Sugar Factory. Winters were spent in Logan while Dad attended Utah State University. Mom loved the adventure and while living on a dime, sewed, cooked and canned to support the little family, which had grown quickly…Gayle was born in 1954, Bob in 1955 and Janice arrived in 1957. 1961 we returned to Lethbridge to 3510 – 10 Ave A, our new home in the cul-de-sac where we all – but especially Mom, loved the neighbourhood full of instant best friends. Those friends then, are still friends today. Jeff was born in August of 1961, and Brent arrived in June of 1963. Our family was complete! Mom was a master at coordinating piano, accordion, trumpet lessons, as well as homework, newspaper routes, cubs, scouts, Church activities, and always had delicious, and nutritious meals prepared for the hungry mouths to feed!

Mom was passionate about: keeping a monthly balanced chequebook, the WordSearch, checking the Obituaries, getting her Income Tax completed almost the day the forms were available, a spitspot home, singing birthday telegrams to friends and family members, stunning views of sunrises, sunsets, ocean vistas, walking around Fairmont Lake or Henderson Lake, road trips anywhere, travel to distant places, and her most favourite of all were family gatherings – pool parties in the backyard, picnics, or gatherings at the West’s ranch; she loved watching the visiting, the singing and the laughing. Her Testimony of Jesus Christ and her sure knowledge that ‘Families can be Together Forever’ sustained her after our Dad passed.

Hallmarks of her 88 years can be summed up in three simple words, Family, Faith and Friendship.

As a family we thank you for the many genuine expressions of support and sympathy we have received.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in the CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME. The service will be live streamed beginning at 9:00AM on our website http://www.csgfh.ca, simply click on the online obituary for PATRICIA HAMILTON then click on the link provided at the bottom.

The Interment will take place in the Magrath Cemetery. The family invites friends to drive by the burial site beginning at 12:30pm to pay their final respects.

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


HAMILTON

PATRICIA MAUDE McCORMACK

Beloved sweetheart and eternal companion of Robert Anderson Hamilton who predeceased her March 20, 2015; sister of Nancy Schaalje, and angel mother of Gayle (Richard Low), Robert (Patricia), Janice (D’Arcey West), Jeffrey (Donna), and Brent (Celeste), grandmother of 24, and great grandmother of 51, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the age of 88.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, April 3, 1932, the third of five daughters born to William White McCormack, and Maude Watts Gibson Morrow. Predeceased by her parents, and sisters Mary (Allen Hicks), Kathleen, and Alice (Don Crawford.)

Mom’s childhood was delightful, her tales of summers at their Lake Simcoe cottage were magical; and we loved hearing about her Dad meeting WW II servicemen on the subway, and bringing them home for a home cooked meal. Those men remained friends long after the war. Family homes on Manor Road and Castlefield in Toronto etched in her mind happy memories of working together, gardening, cooking, and cleaning; and playing together at the Allenby School playground, or skating on a neighbourhood rink.

Her introduction, and conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1950, brought much joy, peace, and hope for 70 years, and her testimony of the wonderful Plan of Happiness which she loved, has strengthened all her posterity.

Meeting the dashingly handsome 26 year old Robert Hamilton of Magrath, on February 1,1953, began a 62 year courtship!!…engaged the 21 March, and married in the Cardston Alberta Temple, 25 June 1953. Newlyweds moved to Picture Butte where Dad was employed by the Canadian Sugar Factory. Winters were spent in Logan while Dad attended Utah State University. Mom loved the adventure and while living on a dime, sewed, cooked and canned to support the little family, which had grown quickly…Gayle was born in 1954, Bob in 1955 and Janice arrived in 1957. 1961 we returned to Lethbridge to 3510 – 10 Ave A, our new home in the cul-de-sac where we all – but especially Mom, loved the neighbourhood full of instant best friends. Those friends then, are still friends today. Jeff was born in August of 1961, and Brent arrived in June of 1963. Our family was complete! Mom was a master at coordinating piano, accordion, trumpet lessons, as well as homework, newspaper routes, cubs, scouts, Church activities, and always had delicious, and nutritious meals prepared for the hungry mouths to feed!

Mom was passionate about: keeping a monthly balanced chequebook, the WordSearch, checking the Obituaries, getting her Income Tax completed almost the day the forms were available, a spitspot home, singing birthday telegrams to friends and family members, stunning views of sunrises, sunsets, ocean vistas, walking around Fairmont Lake or Henderson Lake, road trips anywhere, travel to distant places, and her most favourite of all were family gatherings – pool parties in the backyard, picnics, or gatherings at the West’s ranch; she loved watching the visiting, the singing and the laughing. Her Testimony of Jesus Christ and her sure knowledge that ‘Families can be Together Forever’ sustained her after our Dad passed.

Hallmarks of her 88 years can be summed up in three simple words, Family, Faith and Friendship.

As a family we thank you for the many genuine expressions of support and sympathy we have received.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in the CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME. The service will be live streamed beginning at 9:00AM on our website http://www.csgfh.com, simply click on the online obituary for PATRICIA HAMILTON then click on the link provided at the bottom.

The Interment will take place in the Magrath Cemetery. The family invites friends to drive by the burial site beginning at 12:30pm to pay their final respects.

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


KAMITOMO

August 15, 1928 – April 17, 2020

“Dad didn’t tell us how to live;

he lived and let us watch him do it.

He was always there for Mom and us through good times and bad.

We will always remember you Dad

because there will never be

another one to replace you in our hearts and the love that we will

always have for you.”

DOUGLAS SABURO KAMITOMO passed away peacefully at Good Samarian in Raymond on Friday April 17th at the age of 91. It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we say goodbye to a man who exemplified what it meant to be a husband, father and grandfather.

Doug will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Alice Kamitomo, his children Mark (Theresa) Kamitomo, Cindy (Barry) Littlemore, Gary (Lorri) Kamitomo and Sandra (Mike) Burns. Additionally his grandchildren, Taylor (Sierra) Kamitomo, Kelsey Kamitomo, Kiley Kamitomo, Brandon Littlemore, Graeme Littlemore, Jesse Kamitomo, Travis Kamitomo, Mika Burns and Koby Burns.

He was predeceased by his parents Hide (Tanaka) and Isijiro Kamitomo as well as his siblings, Fran Uchida, John Kamitomo and Ken Kamitomo. He is survived by his wife Alice and his youngest brother Roy Kamitomo.

Doug was born in Port Moody BC following his parents immigration to Canada from Kagoshima Japan. At an early age he and his family were interned outside of Nelson BC. His father Isijiro passed away while interned. Following the war, his mother Hide opted not to return to Japan and the family was relocated to Raymond AB where they remained until Doug’s passing. He and his brothers owned and operated the first Japanese Canadian owned Ford Dealership (Raymond Motors) until their retirement in 1987 after 38 years of business. In addition to Raymond Motors, the brothers owned and operated Highway Texaco which later became Highway Esso along with the Kamitomo Brothers farm located outside of Raymond. Doug spent most of his retirement along with his wife Alice visiting his children, grandchildren, traveling and playing golf. He was extremely proud of his family and considered them (particularly his grandchildren) his greatest accomplishments.

Unfortunately due to the onset of Alzheimer’s Doug moved into Good Samaritan in Raymond where he remained until his passing. Although his memory slipped away on many things, he never forgot his wife Alice or his brothers. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at Good Samaritan whose kindness and caring for Doug made the last years of his life ones of peace and happiness. He had a smile on his face until the very end.

Because of the COVID 19 epidemic, a service has been deferred and will be scheduled in the near future once the restrictions are lifted. In the interim, the family requests that in lieu of flowers and Koden, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta or another charity or entity of your choice in memory of Doug.

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


KINNEE

On April 16, 2020, BRIAN KINNEE passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge, AB after a long-fought battle with cancer.

He is predeceased by his parents, Mildred & Raymond Kinnee and brother, Randy, along with his parents-in-law William and Anne Brown.

He will be missed by his wife, Fiona Brown (married May 25, 1991) and his two daughters, Katrina and Stephanie (Wynn Oler). Brian will also be missed by his brothers and their families: Keven (Wendy), sister-in-law Sheila (Randy), Ray, Dave (Mel), and Rob. He will also be remembered by Fiona’s siblings: William (Hui) Brown and Elisabeth (David) Mayne, along with various aunts, uncles, cousins, and all the nieces and nephews.

Brian was quick to laugh and tried to enjoy life despite a long struggle with his medical conditions. His passion for farming and livestock came from spending summers in his youth working on a family farm in eastern Saskatchewan. Brian’s wandering continued when he worked for the Department of Highways (SK) and served in the military before he became a welder and moved to southern Alberta, where he met his wife before settling down on a farm in Lethbridge County.

His courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by all those who knew him. He was a beloved husband, father, and friend who will be missed dearly by all of us.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations in Brian’s name can be made to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca/donate) or the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca/donate).

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DINO ANGELO MORO

February 23, 1938 – April 17, 2020

With heavy hearts the family of DINO MORO announces his passing on April 17, 2020 (82 years) in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Dad/Nono was born to Dominic and Rose Moro in Fort William (Thunder Bay) Ontario, February 23, 1938.

He loved and enjoyed a full life with family and friends. His passion was camping, fishing and hunting in and around Thunder Bay. Many wonderful years were shared with mom/Nona at their special cabin in the woods on Graham Lake. He taught his girls how to bait a hook and challenged their spaghetti sauce cooking skills with a promised trip to Rome to meet with the Pope. Hunting and an appreciation for wildlife conservation was a close bond he shared with his boy.

Dino was a dedicated employee of the Great Lakes Paper Company from age 14 to his retirement in 1994. He shared his strong work ethic with his children, especially with son Peter who followed closely in his footsteps.

In 2016 Dino moved to Alberta to be closer to his family. He knew it was time, putting his full faith and trust in his children to take over the reins and guide him through his final years.

Dino is pre-deceased by his loving wife Erma, and his good buddies at Graham Lake. May they all reunite under the stars by the campfire at Sun Rise Bay.

Left behind to reminisce and share memories are Lori (Joe), Donna (Boyd), Peter (Janice), grandsons Logan, Lyle, Mason and Dylan and great grandson Jaxon; his sister Beverley and dear friend Don Clarke.

A special heart felt thank you to the staff at St. Therese Villa who cared and looked after Dino. They showed compassion and understanding at a very difficult time.

A private celebration of Dino’s life with be held graveside in Thunder Bay at a later date.

“Fishing in the Sky”

We’ll have a silver boat that sparkles

It’ll be lined with fleece of white

We’ll have some rod and reels that are made of gold

The fish will always bite

We’ll have a cabin by the lake

Shade trees will grow so high

There’ll be crickets and birds to sing

When we’re fishing, fishing in the sky

Ohhhhhh, we’re fishing.

By Travis Smith

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


RAUHALA

Brian Rauhala passed away suddenly on April 11, 2020 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his children Ledean, Rod, and Mitch, and their families. He is also survived by his sister Betty Anne and her family, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Sofia, brother Gary, and parents Harold and Louise. Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a small graveside service at Elinor Cemetery will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jack Ady Cancer Center, Lethbridge, in memory of his wife Sofia.

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com

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