October 21st, 2020

FRIDAY, August 14, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 14, 2020.

Carol Bonetti

Anne Carol Bonetti

September 28, 1939 – August 11, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sorrows the family of Carol Bonetti announce her peaceful passing on August 11, 2020 at the Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 80. Carol was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta the youngest child of Andrew and Minnie Alsgard. She spent her early years on a farm east of Granum until moving to the Stavely area in 1945. In 1957 her life changed again when she married Frank Bonetti. Carol and Frank lived in numerous locations throughout Alberta and British Columbia before settling in Chetwynd B.C. in 1963. It was in Chetwynd that Carol and Frank established their business Frankies Construction. In 1976 they sold their business and she returned to her roots when the family moved to Stavely, Alberta and they established a concrete business, Frank Bonetti Construction. Carol has resided in Stavely, Alberta ever since, except for the winters where she spent her time in Yuma, Arizona.

Carol is survived by her children Tony, Connie, and Brenda (Dean) England and her two precious granddaughters Kristina Johnson and Emma England, her brother Alan (Lois) Alsgard, sister in law Irene (Tony) Baker and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Frank Bonetti, her parents Andrew and Minnie Alsgard, son in law Barry Johnson, sister and brother in law Lorraine and David Dawson.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0, or the Museum Society of Stavely-Chapel Fund, Box 398, Stavely, Alberta, T0L 1Z0.

There will be no funeral service at this time, but a private family celebration will take place at a later date.

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

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Richard “Rick” Credico

1951 – 2020

Richard “Rick” Credico of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Grace Cormier Credico, passed away after a lengthy illness with ALS, at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the age of 68 years.

Rick was born on November 23, 1951 in Lethbridge to Jack and Mary Credico. He attended St. Basil’s School from grade 1 to grade 8, moving on to graduate high school at Catholic Central High School. He attended Minot State University from 1970 – 1975; then went on to finish his educational journey at the University of Lethbridge.

Rick had a full career in education as a teacher with the Holy Spirit School District for 37 years, teaching grades 1 – 12. This time was spent at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lethbridge from 1975 – 1978 and Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge from 1978 – 2009. From there, he was also a part-time teacher/instructor for the Catholic Central Lacrosse Academy from 2009 – 2010 and a substitute teacher for the Holy Spirit School District from 2010 – 2014.

Rick loved to garden, spending many hours in his yard creating a beautiful, picturesque, calming retreat. His interests were so diversified; from wine making, karate (achieving a Black Belt at Taka Karate School), scuba diving, bonsai (member of the Bonsai Society of Southern Alberta), playing football for Minot State University and having participated in three drama productions at Minot State as well. What he may be best known for was his coaching career including: lacrosse (Midget to Junior), basketball (grades 5 – 9) and especially football. He coached football with Catholic Central High School from 1975 – 1996; then again from 2006 – 2010 winning championships in 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991 and 2010. During his gap in coaching, Rick took paternity leave—the first teacher in Alberta—to take months off to spend quality time with his son. Then in 2003, together with his best friend and coaching partner, Rel Delbello, they returned to coaching minor football as they coached their sons for the Junior Cougars from 2003 – 2006.

Besides his loving wife Grace, Rick is survived by his son Dr. Peter Credico; sisters Carliss Glover, Connie (John) Dragani; brother Randall (Tami) Credico; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Rick was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mary Credico and brother-in-law Glen Glover.

A Private Memorial Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street, North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2S7.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Rick’s name may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 – 10 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8W1.

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MAUREEN JOY GARNER

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom, Maureen, on August 7, 2020, after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. She was 85 years old – born on February 2, 1935 to Haydn and Verna Spencer. Predeceased by her parents, brother Duane and sister Susan.

Mom will be lovingly remembered by: daughter Cindy (Richard) Coolidge, grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin), Jeremy (Akari), Pamela, great grandchildren Devany (Eric), Connor (Sullivan), Emma ; daughter Pam Garner (Deb Marek); son Greg (Cheryl) Garner and grandchildren Morgan and MacCoy Garner.

Mom also leaves to mourn: her best friend (of over 50 years) Maureen Heckbert, her very special cousin Gerrie Dowdle, and her recently found half-sister Janet Cordwin.

Mom wanted everyone to know she had no regrets.

She was able to see the Giant Pandas with Cindy and Pam at the Calgary Zoo. This was the dream of a lifetime.

She spent time with Pam in Phoenix for her 85th birthday and was able to watch her beloved Cubs play at Spring Training.

She was a lifelong fan of horse racing and got to the local track with her longtime friends Shirley and June as many Sundays as possible. Going to Century Mile racetrack in Edmonton with her best friend Maureen and her daughter Tracey, as well as Cindy and Pam, was beyond her expectations.

She was a volunteer at Helen Schuler Nature Center for over 17 years as a meeter/greeter. She met people from all over the world, thousands of school children and had a very special bond with Peg Leg the Crow. She loved Schuler!

She wanted to make special mention of the Royal Canadian Legion where she was a devoted member since 1966.

“To my two remarkably awesome daughters: they were hit out of the blue with a high-risk situation we knew nothing about, but said ‘Bring it On’ and took very good care of me.”

Thank you to the doctors and nurses on 3C at Chinook Regional Hospital for their extraordinary care of mom, as well as to the compassionate staff at St. Mike’s Palliative Care unit, who were with us at the very end.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted at Friends of Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society, 910 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 0P6 or online at: naturecentre.ca/donate

As per mom’s request, and due to the restrictions of Covid-19, there will be no funeral service.

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


Heinrich “Henry” Gretzinger

1931 – 2020

Mr. Heinrich “Henry” Gretzinger of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Gertrude Gretzinger, succumbed to his lengthy illness with dementia, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Leokadia Gretzinger.

Henry is survived by his sons Ronald (Debbie) Gretzinger, Frank (Carline) Gretzinger, and Mark Gretzinger; daughter Diana Habinick; brother Robert in Vancouver; family in Germany, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Also left to mourn are his good dear friends Barb and Grant Githmark who looked after his care for the past 7 years.

In keeping with his wishes, Heinrich will be privately remembered by friends and family.

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JACOBS

January 8, 1940 – August 9, 2020

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With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Gordon Willard Jacobs. A beloved father, son, brother, and husband. Gord died suddenly at home on Sunday August 9th. Gord is survived by his wife Joan Jacobs as well as his sons Barry (Cathy), Jason (Kim), Michael (Pamela) and David (Jennifer), along with eleven treasured grandchildren. Gord was a proud graduate of BYU. He was married to Gayla Christensen of Raymond, Alberta in the Cardston Temple in 1960. They went on to live in Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, and Toronto, forming close friendships and bonds with their fellow Latter-Day Saints wherever they went. Gord and Gayla shared southern Alberta energy and warmth with everyone they knew. Upon their return to southern Alberta, they lived in Welling for several years before Gayla’s passing in August 2005. Over the last nine years, Gord also became a member of the extended McGrath/Jones family. He was a fun-loving and doting grandfather to all. Gord was known for humour, energy, and passion for sports, whether in his career in marketing and sales, or in his second career in auto parts. He relished meeting people and being out and active. Smiles, good conversation, and positive feelings just materialized once Gord arrived on the scene. We will cherish his memory. Gord’s second home was the Magrath public golf course and he is perhaps one of the few golfers known to have made four holes-in-one. Gord was predeceased by his parents, Henry Chariton Jacobs, and Thelma Burnham, as well as his sister Rosemarie (Dan) Ellis. He is survived by his sister Joyce (Don) Salmon, of Edmonton, and Barbara (Watson) Ririe, of Magrath. Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, East Stake Centre, 4105 Forestry Avenue, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family on Saturday August 15th from 10:00 to 10:45 am, including a reception line. A closed memorial service will then be held at 11:00 am. Seating is limited to family, with limited extra seating available until we reach the seating capacity. A reminder that all who attend will need to wear a mask and observe social distancing.

For the LIVESTREAMING link of the service, visit Christensen Salmon Generations website at http://www.generationsfh.ca. Simply click into Gordon’s obituary, and again on the link provided at the bottom.

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JONES

SHARON ANN JONES, cherished wife of Garry Jones, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 56 years.

Besides her loving husband Garry, Sharon is survived by her mother Linda (Wes) Real; father Ted (Kay) Lybbert; sister Sandra McNeely; brother Colin (Nancy) Lybbert as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Sharon was always full of life and laughter. She had such a kind heart, always willing to help others. If you had the privilege to meet Sharon, you would surely never forget her. She loved spending time outdoors, especially camping. Sharon became a proud active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sharon was courageous throughout her battle with various health issues. She fought hard until the end, and ultimately chose to be with God.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a memorial donation in Sharon’s name to a charity of your choice.

A private family inurnment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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


KONDO

Hideko “Heidi” Kondo of Lethbridge, passed away at St Therese Villa on August 10, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Her bright-eyed smile and sweet, gentle nature will be missed by all who knew her. She now rests in peace.

A private, family memorial event will be held at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca


Roy Macdonald

1950 – 2020

Mr. Roy Macdonald of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Echo Macdonald, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Richard Malitowski

1954 – 2020

Richard Antoni Malitowski passed away peacefully on August 4, 2020, at the age of 65, with the love of his family surrounding him.

A Celebration of Richards’s life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, August 14, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street, Lethbridge, AB. Due to the restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited to 100 attendees. Including family and Funeral Home Staff. If you’d like to attend, you may RSVP to Chris Malitowski at 403-968-2155 or cmalitow@hotmail.com.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish memorial donations in memory of Richard can be made to Diabetes Canada, 6223 2 St SE #220, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5.

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MARTENS

HELEN “LENA” MARTENS, beloved wife of the late Peter Martens of Coaldale, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 101 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Adrian John Oostlander

1962 – 2020

Adrian John Oostlander passed away on August 9, 2020 at the age of 58 years, beloved husband of Corrie Oostlander of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory two stepchildren, Kenneth Schafer and Shelbey Schafer; his sister, Gerda (Gary) Van Voorst and their children, Doug (Shanon) and family and Debbie (Mike) Mackie and family; his brother, Darcy (Tracey) and their children, Lucas and Matthew. He was predeceased by his parents, Adrianus and Gerrie Oostlander. A graveside service will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge (1210 Scenic Dr South) on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant, David Townsend . Those who wish to remember Adrian with a donation, may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Adrian Oostlander, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence.

Arrangements are by the

PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM

540 South Railway St. SE,

Medicine Hat T1A 2V6.

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Dr. Ronald “Ron” Parton

1937 – 2020

Mr. Ronald “Ron” Parton of Lethbridge, Beloved husband to the late Shari Parton passed away at Cedar Creek Adaptacare in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the age of 82.

Ronald was born on December 28, 1937 to Burton & Mable Parton in Limon Colorado. He graduated from New Plymouth high school in 1956. He later went on to graduate from Idaho State University for his undergraduate degree. He then obtained his PHD in Sociology from the University of Idaho. He was a professor in the United States for many years before taking a position at the University of Lethbridge. He was loved by his students as a kind, caring and compassionate instructor. He was well known for helping recovering alcoholics which he took great satisfaction in. Ron was known to be there for his friends and family and for his generous heart. Ronald was predeceased by his wife Shari. Ronald and his beloved wife Shari married In August 27, 1961 in Pocatello, Idaho. Together they had four children which were their pride and joy.

Ronald was survived by his son Jeff Parton & grandson Ty of Mercer Island, Washington; daughter Jenni Parton & grandson Calvin of Lethbridge; daughter Julie (Brent) Woods & grandchildren Tessa, Ryan and Levi of Lethbridge; daughter Jennifer Needham & Grandchildren Seth, Cody and Shelby of Lethbridge; sister Evelyn (Delmar) Skeen of New Plymouth Idaho; sister Linda (Don) Dunn of Albany Oregon.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Shari Parton; parents Burton and Mable Parton; brother Bernie Parton; sister Barbra Woodward as well as his granddaughter Katelyn Needham.

A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date.

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PETERS

Aug. 3, 1963 – Aug. 7, 2020

DARRELL WAYNE PETERS, beloved husband of Joanne Peters (née Howell) of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020, at the age of 57 years.

Darrell is finally free from cancer, surgeries, pain, taking medications and doctor appointments. He has fought and overcame so many battles in the last 10 years. He was my walking miracle, who on a daily basis kept trying to accomplish small tasks, even though it took three days to get over the pain and fatigue. He fought to the end, the hardest decision was to tell him it was okay for him to stop fighting and to be in peace.

Darrell is survived by his wife Joanne Peters, his son Johnathon (Madeline Coolen), his daughter Sarah (Mark Bennett), his granddaughters Charlotte and Eliza. Also survived by his brother Kerry Peters, Shawn Peters and Owen Peters.

He joins his Mom (Ellen) and Dad (Glen), and Mum-in-law (Ermine Howell) in eternal peace.

Darrell was born in Lethbridge on August 3, 1963, and spent his early years growing up in Nobleford. Joanne & Darrell were married on August 11, 1990. They had Johnathon in 1993 then followed by Sarah in 1996. They spent many years camping and fishing at Payne Lake. Darrell also loved to play golf, watch WWE wrestling, Nascar, cooking shows and playing online Poker with his elite club members.

In 2010, Darrell was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer; his whole right lung was removed days before Christmas and was the start of many surgeries. In the summer of 2014, his left lung collapsed numerous times and ended up having the top lobe of the lung removed and adhered to his chest wall. In October, his heart was lifted back in place and held in place with a silicone implant (forever known as his man-boob). Darrell was always in pain, he never let it stop him.

Darrell was honestly the kindest person, who loved life to its fullest and always had a smile and everywhere we went he always knew someone. He waited all winter for the start of ‘glamping’ to start our season at King Arthur Lakefront Resort. It is our special place where we have made so many memories, and have so many friends.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Seating will be limited to 100 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

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


William Thomas Peterson

On August 9th, 2020, the world lost a genuine cowboy. William Thomas (Bill) Peterson, passed away peacefully. A drive by “Meet the Family” will be held on Friday August 14, from 7-8:30 pm at the Peterson homestead in Welling for those wishing to offer their condolences.

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


TAKASAKI, Robert Shigeo

Bob Takasaki – loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully August 9, 2020. He was born in Picture Butte, Alberta on March 4, 1952 to parents Jean and John Takasaki. He grew up a talented, hard-working, and accomplished athlete excelling in school and keeping up with his 5 brothers and sisters. He played basketball, baseball, football and swam competitively.

Bob attended the University of Lethbridge where he earned his education degree and began his lifelong calling of teaching. He taught both junior high and high school for 36 years before retiring in June of 2013. He was a devoted and influential teacher, touching the lives of so many of the students who came through his classroom door, not only through his teaching but in his coaching of football, curling and volleyball teams. He cared deeply for his students and their education, but more than anything, he truly loved us kids and our dad never missed an awards ceremony, a game, or a class function.

Bob was also a great friend, incredible curler, and enthusiastic golfer. He spent summer after summer with close friends on the Land O’ Lakes Golf & Country Club, and even while struggling with health issues in his last years, he continued to rack up hours on the course doing what he loved. He enjoyed his part time job at the casino and appreciated staying busy while meeting new people each day. Most of all, his legacy is his great love for his kids and grandkids. They were his pride and joy and he surrounded himself with their pictures, artwork, and lots and lots of visits, calls, and cards.

Bob is survived by his wife: Joanne Takasaki; his children: Christopher (Jalae) Steed, Jayme (Brad) Pierringer; his grandchildren: Madison Pierringer, James Pierringer, Audrey Steed and Cash Steed; his sisters: Joy Jensen, Gay (Jerry) Arnold and Vivian (Jim) Ragan; and his brothers: Leo (Doris) Takasaki and Alan (Shirley) Takasaki.

Many thanks for all the kind words and support that have poured in from so many.

“We love you and will miss you, Dad.”

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, plans for a memorial will be posted at a later date. We appreciate your understanding.

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

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