By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 4, 2020.
1931 – 2020
Mr. Elmer Baczuk of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 26 at the age of 88 years.
As per Elmer’s wishes, he will be remembered privately by his family and friends.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in Elmer’s name may be made to NOKA (No Kill Animal Association) by cheque to 728 Redcrow Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7L8, or by E-transfer to email@example.com
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CECIL HENRY BYE, beloved husband of the late Helen Bye of Milk River, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 92 years.
A Private Graveside Service will be held in Milk River Cemetery.
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1939 – 2020
Barbara Capner, beloved wife of Art Capner, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the age of 80 years. Barb will be privately remembered by her family. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
KENNETH INDZEOSKI was born January 8, 1951 in Humboldt, SK but spent most of his childhood in Saskatoon. He will be lovingly remembered by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Dianne; his children, Kris (Karla) Indzeoski and their boys Ty & Brady; Ryan (Lori) Indzeoski and their girls, Addesyn, Jessie and Charley; and Annie (Ryan Schaus) Indzeoski and their kids, Ailish, Kian and Mason. Kenny cherished his BIG sister, Darlyne (Al) McKenzie and his younger brother, David (Nelda) Indzeoski. Kenny and his oldest living friend, Lorne, spent countless hours navigating life through the alleys behind Avenue Q. Kenny also loved spending time with his many brothers and sisters in-law, Debby (Duane) Stubbs, Kim (Jim) Pearce, Rick (Kim) Hart, Kelly (Arnie) McLellan and Kathy (Don) Kammer as well as his mother-in-law, Marie Hart who will greatly miss their playful banter and trips to the casino.
He has now reunited with his mother, Janet and father, Nick and we know he’s enjoying a game of crib and a home cooked meal. Along with his parents, he was pre-deceased by his father-in-law Alick Hart and they will certainly enjoy seeing one another again.
Ken moved to Lethbridge, AB in 1974 to begin his lifelong career as a Tile Installer. He became an admired member of the construction industry in Lethbridge and had been a top tier tile guy for nearly 50 years. Ken’s Tile & Rock is synonymous with quality and workmanship, second to none. He was a perfectionist and he will be remembered by tradesmen and contractors as the grumpy old fart who hated going to work but enjoyed being there and loved the people he worked with.
Kenny was always an athlete and as a young man played Major men’s fastpitch all summer and hockey all winter; as he got older, he was very proud to call himself an Oldtimer. He was a heck of a ping pong player and couldn’t resist a good dumpster dive once in a while. More recently he loved to curl and golf and he enjoyed his time spent with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Hounds. To be honest he was content doing just about anything as long as he was doing it with his soulmate, Dianne.
The great majority of his time was spent chasing his kids and grandkids around to school plays and concerts, soccer and hockey games near and far or whatever activity “the kids” had going on. His family was the most important part of his life and there was absolutely nothing he wouldn’t do for any of them, as well as everyone else, that was lucky enough to call him a friend or neighbour. When it came to his neighbours, he was so proud to be a part of the gang on Oxford Place for the past 41 years.
You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the Saskachatoon Roughrider’s or as his grandkids call them, “Grandpa’s Bums”. He really did have a love/hate relationship with those Bums. Kenny was always very concerned with our health when it came to food and he never failed to “test it out and make sure it’s not poisonous”. Kenny’s Grandkids will forever blame their flatulence on ducks in his memory and laugh like crazy every time. If you ever found yourself visiting Kenny & Di for a day or two, you can bet he’d find time to wash your car because “they just drive better when they’re clean”.
Uncle Kenny was a name used by countless nieces and nephews and he managed to form a special individual bond with every one of them. He always offered advice in many categories regardless if requested or not. Some of his favorite words of wisdom include “Shiny side up”, “Eat what you take”, “In through your nose, out through your bum”, “If you’re not moving, you’re marking grass”, “Yippy kai yay cow patti”, “I like you a little bit”, “No smoke, no tile”, “Always have some change in your pocket” and he was always doing “Good enough” and happy to share a weasel with anyone that had the time.
“Mr. I” was a coach, mentor and friend to so many young athletes. He coached baseball, hockey, soccer or anything that his kids decided they’d like to try. He never minded hanging nets and hauling balls and if necessary, yelling at referees so his athletes didn’t have to. “This is soccer, not tennis” is a famous Mr. I line following an ejection from a U-13 girls soccer game. He never stopped cheering on his athletes and just loved watching them play. Mr. I always had a song that pumped him up before a big game; we’d have to double check but we’re pretty sure his boys never lost a game after cranking up Roxette’s, “Joyride”.
He has touched so many lives and will forever be remembered as a kind and genuine man, Husband, Father, G-Pa, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Coach and Neighbour.
In Kenny’s words, “The End”
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to feed your backyard birds and wash your car.
Due to the restrictions in place for COVID-19, announcement for Kenny’s Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date.
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NOLA JOANNE LERNER, nee MANSER passed away peacefully at her home on the evening of May 1, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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CHERYL ANN MACDONALD passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 76 years.
Left to cherish her memory, are her mother Geraldine MacDonald and her brother Dan MacDonald.
As per Cheryl’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Cheryl will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.
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December 1, 1927 – April 25, 2020
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Clara McKay on April 25th, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92.
Clara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ian and Renate McKay and by her sister, Elsie Orton. She was predeceased by her husband James McKay, and by siblings Olga Paul, Otto Rentz, Erna Paul, Robert Rentz, Emil Rentz, Mary Gruenke, Walter Rentz, Frieda Johnson and Irvin Rentz.
Clara was born on December 1st, 1927, in Karolinow, Poland, to Ludwig and Lydia Rentz. In the summer of 1928, Ludwig and Lydia left Poland with the infant Clara and her four older siblings and immigrated to Canada. Ludwig and Lydia knew that they would never see their relatives and friends again. They traveled from Gdansk to Halifax by boat and from there to Edmonton by train. They settled on a farm near Barrhead, Alberta.
As a young girl, Clara attended a small two-room schoolhouse in Mellowdale, a rural district near Barrhead. After a year of school in Barrhead, along with some correspondence courses, she completed high school.
In the fall of 1945, she attended a 4-month-long “War emergency” teachers’ training course at the University of Alberta. Immediately upon completing the course and two months after her 18th birthday, she found herself teaching school in Evansburg, Alberta.
In 1948 she accepted a new teaching assignment in Cowley, Alberta, where she would live for the next 45 years. On October 19th, 1949, she married Jim and on December 22nd, 1961, she and Jim welcomed their only son, Ian, into the world.
Small schools were closed, and larger ones were built. Clara’s occupation moved to Livingstone School in nearby Lundbreck. There she taught – fourth grade for the most part – until her retirement in June of 1984. In so doing, she touched the lives of nearly everyone who grew up in the surrounding area. Several area families can claim both parents and children as former students of hers.
Jim, Clara and Ian faithfully attended Foothills United Church in Cowley. Clara taught Sunday School and served as Treasurer of the small Church for many years.
After they both retired, Jim and Clara filled their days with their respective passions, Jim tending the garden and Clara with reading, cooking and seemingly endless crossword puzzles. They enjoyed several vacations together: throughout Europe and the Middle East as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Time passed. Ian moved away from home, first to University in Edmonton and then to work in California. Jim passed away on December 19th, 1990.
In 1993, Clara decided that she would like to move closer to siblings and her numerous nieces and nephews. She relocated to Spruce Grove, Alberta, a small, but rapidly growing city near Edmonton.
While in Spruce Grove, Clara attended St. Andrew’s United Church, which was right across the street from her home. She was extremely active in that community, working in the Church’s thrift shop, volunteering at bake sales and the annual croissant sale and, yes, serving as treasurer.
Ultimately, she sold her home in Spruce Grove and moved to an apartment in a senior’s complex in Edmonton. When she needed additional care, she moved to Shepherd’s Care nursing home in the Kensington district of Edmonton.
Her passing has been met with an outpouring of goodwill from friends and acquaintances in Southern Alberta, those who knew her in Edmonton and members of her extended family. Everyone who met Clara spoke fondly of her.
A memorial event will be held online. Interment at Barrhead cemetery will follow once pandemic restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, please make donations either to Alzheimer Society Canada or St. Andrew’s United Church in Spruce Grove.
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather PHIL NORTH on April 30, 2020.
Phil was born in Deloraine, Manitoba on November 11, 1944. He attended elementary and high school in Deloraine, graduated with a Science degree from Brandon College in 1965, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1970.
Phil loved life and was the world’s greatest optimist. He was an avid gardener and was thrilled to see his beloved tulips bloom again prior to his passing. Phil was compassionate, sincere, fair, kind, and honourable. He lived his life with integrity and humility. He will be remembered by many for his bright smile, sparkling blue eyes, and his extraordinary ability to make people feel heard and valued. He will be missed by the many whose lives he touched throughout his life.
Phil played hockey for over 70 years. He was well known in the Lethbridge hockey circles as a long time organizer of Sunday morning “lawyers hockey” and he also patrolled the blue line in LOSA and with the Silver Streaks for many years. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Lethbridge Pronghorns Hockey Program in 1984.
Phil believed in giving back to his community. He served in numerous leadership roles as President of the Lethbridge Rotary Club, Chair of the Lions Eye Bank (Alberta) Society, President of the Lethbridge Community Foundation, and Director of the Community Foundations of Canada. He was a strong supporter of the University of Lethbridge, serving as Chairman of the Board of Governors, (1978-1984) and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2004. Phil was also active in the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association. In 2005 Phil received the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding service to the people and Province of Alberta.
Phil loved the law, his work, and serving his clients with his colleagues and friends at North & Company for over 47 years. He served the legal profession extensively at a local, provincial, and national level, including roles as Chairman of the Alberta Law Foundation, Chair of the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and President of the Lethbridge Bar Association. In recognition of his many contributions, Phil received the Distinguished Service Award from the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 53 years Freda, his children Travis (Beata) North , Susan Prosser (Trevor May), and Patti (Esko Parry) North, and his much adored grandchildren Kasha & Michael North, Calvin, Baxter, & Tabitha Prosser, and Mila & Elle Parry. He also is survived by his siblings: Laura (Paul) Worthy and their children Hugo (Lisa) Worthy, Jude Worthy and their families: and Andrew (Judy) North and their children David (Alison) North and Scott (Amanda) North and their families, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families across Western Canada. He was predeceased by his parents Glynn & Hazel North and brother CB.
As Phil was also a grateful recipient of three corneal transplants, the family would also like to encourage everyone to register to become an organ donor at http://www.organtissuedonation.ca
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, A Celebration of Phil’s Life will be held at a later date.
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