October 20th, 2020

SATURDAY, September 12, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 12, 2020.

Ollie Bertie
1924 – 2020

“The Woman, The Legend, The Big O”
  Olive Genevieve Bertie (nee Duncan), beloved wife of the late Ado Bertie, passed away in Taber on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 95 years.
 Ollie is survived by her children Monalie (Dennis) Nessman of Calgary and their children Chad and Ryan (Deena); Tom Bertie of Taber and his children Aaron, Michael and Kevin; Michelle (Brian) Holthe of Taber and their children Brett (Rachel), Mark, Ty and Chase; Mark (Esther) Bertie of Calgary and his son Jordon; Nanette (Ernest) Dupont of Taber and her children Spencer (Crista) Valgardson and Lace (Dean) Lutz. Ollie was G.G. to her great grandchildren Tatum, Emily, Ryder, Rylee, Frankie, Fisher, Vinny and Sophia.
 She was predeceased by her husband Ado, parents Annie and Andrew Duncan, sister Jacqueline Duncan and daughter-in-law Monica Basque.
 Ollie was born November 9, 1924 in Campbellton, New Brunswick.  She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal in 1945. She came to Taber to nurse and met her husband on a blind double date; Ado was her friend’s date. They married on May 3, 1949. Ollie nursed in Taber at the old Taber Municipal Hospital while raising her children. Her picture still hangs on the wall of the Taber Health Centre today. In the early 1960’s she was co-founder of the Catholic Clothing Bank in Taber. It was among one of the first of its kind in southern Alberta. Later in life she joined Ado to help run the family businesses, the Palace Hotel in Taber and the Royal Hotel in Burdett until both were sold.
 Ollie was a passionate and avid curler and took great pride in curling with her daughters all through southern Alberta. She was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan. As a matter of fact, when her children were young, she would send them all to school with their lunches, so as not to interrupt the World Series games. To this day, she treasured binge watching baseball on television with her grandson, Chad. Ado and Ollie also spent time on their fishing boat, fishing Kootenay Lake; always waiting to catch the elusive big one they named “Walter.”
 A celebration of her life was held when Ollie could be in attendance and visit with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed the cupcakes and Hawaiian chocolates with her tea and took a turkey sandwich with her when she left.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ollie’s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation (for their palliative rooms), 4326 – 50 Avenue Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca).
 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.


WALTER EDWARD

BLACKSTOCK

Nov. 2, 1955 to Sept. 9, 2020

We sadly announce the sudden passing of Walter (Wally), beloved Son, Father and Grandfather. Walter is predeceased by his Father Walter Blackstock. He is survived by his mother Floy Blackstock, his son Joe Blackstock his grand daughters Julia Marie Blackstock and Ashley Marie Laroque, as well as his sister Linda (Dion) DesRosiers and brother Doug (Bev) Blackstock and his nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. We will miss his infectious laugh and his bad jokes. May he rest in peace.

A private Family Graveside Service will be held on Saturday October 19, 2020 at 1:00pm, at the Stirling Memorial Cemetery.

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SAM ADAM BUFFALO JR.

(Anatapsii)

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved son, father, brother, uncle and dearest friend. Sam Jr., Also known as “Chubbo” was called home by our Creator on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Traditional Prayer Service to take place on Monday, September 14, 2020, at 4:30 pm at Snodgrass Funeral Home with Peter Strikes With A Gun officiating, followed by a two-day Wake Service at Sam Sr. Holloway’s residence in Brocket.

The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, September 16, at 1:00 pm at Samuel Sr. Holloway’s, followed by the interment at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket. Gathering restrictions of no more than 100 persons at an outdoor event is still in effect.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes (Pincher Creek) assisting the Buffalo/Holloway families with Funeral Arrangements (403) 627-4864.


Jordan Cox

1990 – 2020

Mr. Jordan Cox of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the age of 30 years.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE, Jordan’s Celebration of Life will now be held at 3:00PM, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at #3, 5229 – 3 Street, Coalhurst, Alberta.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


KOSTECKI

BOŽENA KOSTECKI, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 64 years.

Božena is the loving mother of Jonathan (Melissa) Růžek of Lethbridge, AB and Jessica Růžek of Montreal, QC and grandmother to Felix Růžek. She is also survived by her sister Mariana (Zvonko) Turuk of Taber, AB.

She was predeceased by her parents, Marija and Stjepan Kostecki, both of Lethbridge.

Božena was born on November 9, 1955 in Kutina, Croatia and immigrated to Canada with her parents and younger sister in 1974. “Back home,” as she used to say, Božena became talented in Croatian folk traditions—embroidery, gardening, and dancing—which remained her passions throughout her life. Božena’s often said that being a mother to her children Jonathan and Jessica was her greatest joy, which showed in the infinite love and support she gave to them. She dedicated 25 years to Euro Physical Therapy as a dedicated office manager and physio aid; she loved cracking jokes with patients and showing genuine care for their well-being. In April of 2020, Božena became a grandmother to Felix Douglas Ash Růžek (parents Jonathan and Melissa). Sadly, Božena spent the last few years of her life suffering from health complications, and only experienced the joy of being a grandma for a few short months. Božena will be forever missed and loved by her children, grandson, sister, aunt, and many friends, both near and far. Sa zemlje natrag na zemlju, vaš ljubav zauvijek.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family for a Memorial Service at the ELKS COMMUNITY RECREATION AREA (Indian Battle Park), 55-79 Botteril Bottom Road South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 11:00 A.M.

In memory of Božena Kostecki, donations may be made to Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement (FARRM): https://www.farrmrescue.org/donate

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


LEVENNE

ROBERT DEWAYNE “WAYNE” LEVENNE beloved husband of Norma Levenne, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

A private Memorial Service will be held and will be available via Zoom. For those who wish to virtually attend, please contact the family for the link.

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


Joseph Mantello

1935 – 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, Joseph Mantello, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Joseph passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.

Joseph was born on October 9, 1935, in Grimaldi, Italy. At the age of 16, and with no other family members, he left his beloved country and came to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. From there, his journey across Canada began eventually being reunited with his father in Michel / Natal, BC. He took on various jobs over the next few years that included working in forestry, mining, and the railway. It was not until he moved to the West Coast to study welding that he discovered his true passion and calling. With a newly acquired education and skill set, he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where his career began. Originally employed with Horton Steel in the 60’s, Dad’s knowledge and talent really shone during this period. A majority of the work was for the oil and gas refineries, where anything less than perfect was unacceptable. It was in 1972 when he started working with the City of Lethbridge and stayed there until his retirement. He was very meticulous and detail oriented in all facets of his life. He took great pride in his work and that pride transferred in particular to his love of gardening.

On April 23, 1960, Dad married the love of his life Teresa Donato. Together they went on to raise four children.

Dad was very musically inclined. Back in Italy, he learned to play the French horn. He could be heard playing throughout the hills of his home town. His instrument of choice in Canada was the trumpet. He spent many years playing alongside his friends John Mazzuca, Armando Lavorato, and Aldo Vercillo, in a band they called The Southerners.

Joseph always planted a garden, and he was rewarded for his effort with an abundant harvest every fall. His retirement years also gave him the time to explore wine making, and he found great joy in reading. However, everything came to a standstill when either Inter Milan or the Italian National Soccer team was playing.

Joseph was a board member when the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre was constructed. He graciously gave of his time and labour during the construction of the building. He was honoured when the Centre recognized him as a life member.

Joseph’s pride and joy were his grandchildren, whether it was time spent with them at his home enjoying an afternoon treat or cheering them on at the sports fields or dance recitals. He always had time for his grandkids. For those who had the pleasure of visiting Joseph at home, his greetings at the door were always welcoming and warm, and he graciously offered his customary hospitality. He always had an infectious smile and loved sharing an afternoon espresso or cappuccino with anyone who stopped by for a visit.

Besides his loving wife Teresa of 60 years, Joseph is survived by his four children – Emilio (Barb) Mantello and their sons Matthew (Brooke) and Gabriel (Kayla); Giulia (Dave) Boras and their daughters Nicole (Justin) and Rachel (Brett) DeBoer; Pierina (Gary) Saler and their daughters Jasmine (Wyatt) and Lyndee (Andre); Johny (Kris) Mantello and their children Brooklyn, Jeter, Tori and Addison.

Joseph is also survived by his sister Teresa Vercillo, brother Silvio (Maria) Mantello, brother-in-law Frank (Leona) Donato, and sister-in-law Flora Donato, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents Frank and Giulia Mantello, mother-in-law Maria Donato, and brother-in-law Aldo Vercillo.

A private visitation service will take place between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private vigil rites service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH with Father Kevin Tumback officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

A mandatory face-covering and masking bylaw is now in effect in all public areas within the city of Lethbridge.

Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel ask that you please wear a mask at all indoor funerals.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=on&s_srx=cancer.ca-navbar-en

We would like to thank the team of doctors at the Calgary Foothills Hospital, Dr. Amatto and Ed at Norbridge Pharmacy and his staff, all of whom provided compassionate care.

Visit https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Joseph-Mantello to watch the livestream of both the vigil service and funeral service. Please note: the link to watch will appear half an hour before each service.

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


MOROZ

MARIE HENRIETTE “MARIETTE” MOROZ passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the age of 86, knowing she was loved.

Mariette was predeceased by her loving husband Marian “Mario” and is survived by her three sons: Randy (Sue) Moroz of Lethbridge, Terry (Darlene) Moroz of Calgary and Jeff (Chris) Moroz of Lethbridge; her grandchildren: Mitchell (Mary) Moroz, Amanda (Kelly) Siemens, Spencer (Lana) Moroz, Joshua Moroz and Maggie (Greg) Hemsing and her great-grandchildren Nikolai and Vanessa Moroz, Evan and Victoria Siemens and Haylee and Jamie Moroz. She is also survived by her sisters Joan Rowell and Liz (George) Sim and brothers Leonard “Daan” Prins, Bud (Isabelle) Lemmens, Alex (Suzanne) Lemmens and Derek (Laura) Lemmens and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mariette was born in Pengalengan, Indonesia on November 4, 1933. As a teenager, Mariette and her family were placed in an internment camp during the Second World War for three years. After the war, the family was repatriated to Holland for a short time then immigrated to Canada in 1952 where they resided in Montreal for one year. The family then decided to head west to Lethbridge and worked sugar beets before Mariette took a job in the kitchen at the Galt Hospital.

Mariette met Mario in Lethbridge where they were married in 1953 and raised their three sons. In 1964, Mariette began driving school bus for Enerson Motor’s throughout the County of Lethbridge. In 1972, she began driving school bus in the City of Lethbridge and in October 1974, she became the first woman city transit bus driver west of Manitoba to British Columbia. Mariette retired from the transit in 1997 but continued to drive bus for the Lethbridge Seniors Centre well into her 70’s.

Mariette loved having family dinners, driving her motorcycle (later adding a sidecar for the grandkids), playing cards and games with her friends and sneaking out to the casino. Mariette always believed in living life to the fullest and her sons and grandchildren all got to experience things that many others didn’t but made sure if friends were around they were always more than welcome to join them.

Anyone that met her would never forget her; she had a spark for life that never dwindled.

Mariette gave us all a sense of family, humility and to always help out those that may need help no matter who they are. She will be missed but she always said, even as her health failed “she lived a good, full life”.

Special thanks to the staff at Black Rock Terrace and St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit.

A Private Celebration of Mariette’s Life will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service may be viewed by live-stream under Mariette’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mariette’s memory to the Alzheimer Society at https://alzheimer.ca/en/ab

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


George Dean Mueller

1927 – 2020

Mr. George Dean Mueller of Warner, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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PHILLIPS, NORMA JEAN

It is with great sadness we must say good-bye to Norma, who passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the age of 74 years.

Norma was born December 6, 1945 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her last job was as a school bus driver with the City of Lethbridge. She had a great love for her children. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ron, her mom and dad, brothers Dwight, Eugene, Maurice, sisters Bernice Giesz, and Marj Petrisor. She is survived by her sisters Millie Johnson, Dianne (Bill) Hamill, Trudy (Al) Turner, Linda (Peter) Pedersen, her brothers Jim (Pat) Turner, Barry (Leanne) Turner, Del (Eileen) Turner, Bill (Donna) Turner, twenty nieces & nephews. She will be missed by all.

Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge (www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/4147).

Cremation, with a private interment.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


STILGOE

It is with overwhelming sadness we announce the passing of DAVID STILGOE of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marie, on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

David was born in South Devon, Fredericton, N.B. on March 6, 1938. He joined the Armed Forces in 1956 and this is where he met his loving and devoted wife, Marie. They married in 1958, settling in Lethbridge to begin their journey together. David worked on the family farm before joining the produce department at Safeway. Not long after, he followed his love for cars and launched his sales career selling cars starting at Beny’s car dealership and ending his sales career at College Ford in 2010 when he retired. David also had a passion for driving; whether it was as a tour bus driver or professional truck driver, he loved it all. He even raced stock cars with the SAAR (Southern Alberta Auto Racers) for a number of years. Many remember his red # 91; those were memorable times for the family. He was very proud to say that in all his years of driving, he held a perfect driving record. One of the most difficult times was when he had to give up his license due to Parkinson’s. He knew he was putting others at risk and would never forgive himself if he was to cause harm to anyone. That was the kind of man he was.

David was a kind and genuine man who made friends wherever he went. He loved having family and friends around, sharing stories and amazing food prepared by Marie. He had a love for country music and would spend hours listening to his favorite performers.

David will be forever loved and cherished by his wife Marie, as well as his children: Debbie Horvath (Mike), Robin Mills (Dorne) and Terry Stilgoe (Tania); his precious eight grandchildren: Cory (Jo), April (Anthony), Jayme (Dan), Dustin (Beth), Cody (Jami), Ty (Tianna), Levi (Kelly) and Brandon. He was also blessed with 11 great-grandchildren: Rylee, Taylor, Teeghyn, Reggie, Dawson, Tanner, Dominik, Peyton, Austin, Cru and Kami.

David will be sadly missed by his sister Nancy Squires (Bill) of N.B. and brothers-in-law Pat Bodnark (Margie) of B.C., and Mitch Bodnaruk (Diane) of Lethbridge, along with numerous nieces and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Grace and Wesley Stilgoe and father-in-law John Bodnaruk.

A Private Family Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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


Zsolt Varga

1973 – 2020

“Come to me….I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Zsolt Varga, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, coworker and friend.

Due to the restrictions in place for COVID-19, a private memorial, by invite only will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. Zsolt’s family ask that you watch his service via livestream.

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


WEASEL HEAD

Surrounded by the love of her family, ROANA ROSE WEASEL HEAD “Naatoyi Saamaakii” (Holy Medicine Woman) passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the age of 47 years. Roana leaves to mourn her loving partner Darcy Morning Owl, her six beautiful children, Tiffany (Casey), Mikey, Roan, Michaela, Shay-Lynn (Jonathan), Bradley; her mother Gloria-Ann Weasel Head and father Norbert (Mary Louise) Fox; grandchildren George, Lexus, Chanelle, Cale and Luca; siblings Lionel (Roxy), Zana, Charlton (Stacey), Gifford (Kelly), Elliot (Lani), Shauna, Jason (Deb). Roana dearly loved her nieces and nephews; she was a godmother to Sheridan, Shanai, Keely, JB, Clarissa, and Talon. She was a very proud great-aunt to Chaseton, Holden, Brayzen and Saraya. Roana always had a big heart and would always be there for her adopted children Kobe, Jordin, Matty, Mason, Kasha, Kali, Kassi Weasel Head, Clarissa, Kiara, Jaylynn Brave Rock.

Roana was born to Gloria-Ann and Norbert on July 8, 1973. She went to school in Edmonton, Standoff and Cardston Elementary; Roana graduated from Kainai High School in 1993. Roana went on to post-secondary at both Red Crow Community College and the University of Lethbridge. Like many of her Weasel Head and Fox family, Roana was an avid athlete. Her family remembers Roana’s natural ability as long distance runner and the record she broke at the 1983 Edmonton city track finals in the 800-metre run. Her childhood friends and peers from Kainai High School will remember Roana as a member of the Kainai Warriors Cheerleading team; she also played volleyball and ran for the track team. Roana was the recipient of the Willie Little Child award for outstanding academics. Roana had a beautiful heart and she cared for everyone who knew her. Her house was an open door for her family and friends; she was like a second mother and big sister figure to many. Roana has a special bond with her mother Gloria-Ann, no matter what the love between a mother and daughter last forever and they supported each other through everything.

In high school, she met Mike Mountain Horse and together they raised their family; their children were the center and love of their lives. When her children needed her, Roana was always the first one to drop everything and be there no matter what the situation was. Micheal Jr. got sick when he was a child and when he was an adult, Roana was beside her oldest boy everyday helping him get better every day. Roana loved cheering on her family members at sporting events. She was always the loudest in the gym and can be heard from across the room. She never backed down from any ref. Roana on the basketball court was the biggest fan of her children Tiffany, Mikey, Roan and Shay-Lynn and her brothers Lionel and Charlton. She would always be at every game of Roans cheering and wouldn’t miss every minute of playing time. Shay-lynn always had her mom watching her run cross-country and of course on the basketball court. Her support extended to every facet of her families lives; she gave her loving time and energy to cook for Lionel and Roxy’s bundle openings. Stepping into Roana’s home, she would welcome and feed everyone with her excellent cooking skills. She always made her children, grandchildren and mother very delicious meals. She would especially always make sure that her mother was fed, inviting her over for supper or having Mikey drop off a plate. In the summer of 2010, Tiffany told Roana over Facebook that she would become a grandmother for the first time. Roana immediately was so happy and excited. When George was born she was there to help Tiffany through everything. Roana even spent her entire $800 distro on George making sure he had everything from a crib, change table, dresser. Tiffany blessed her with three more grandchildren Lexus, Chanelle, and Casey Cale. She was always there for Tiffany, when she needed to be. She would always get mad at Tiffany when she came to visit to rest, so she can watch her grandchildren. Her mini me Micheala gave her the baby of her grandchildren Luca, she was so proud and had such a big love for her middle daughter. She had a 11-year relationship with Darcy Morning Owl, the age difference never mattered to Roana, with her driving force, she loved Darcy very much, he can always be found there for Roana, no matter what she was going through.

Roana will be fondly missed in the Standoff townsite community; she and Mike started Mikey’s Munchies convenience store in the heart of Standoff. There will be a big void for so many who counted on Roana to talk to when they needed a caring ear or shoulder to cry on, her laughter was contagious and the way she cared for people is how she will be remembered. No matter the character of the person, she would never judge them, just listened in her own way. Roana was a good mix of loving those close to her and holding her own, she was a natural caregiver who never forgot to say I love you; her children will carry Roana’s fire, loving spirit and strength.

Roana comes from a great extended family. Also mourning her passing are great uncle Pete (Wanda); great-aunties Diane Plume, Celestine Twigg, Myrna Chief Moon, Sylvia Weasel Head; uncles Charlie (Rhonda), Mike (Mary), Godfrey (Tracey), Marcel (Verda), Tony, Leo (Dave), Bernard, Roy (Genevieve), Arnold; aunties Carrie, Mary, Ernestine, Puncho (Tina), Crystal, Delphine Good Striker, Jenny and Jacinta Fox, Christina Fox. Roana had a close friendship with her many cousins and extended Weasel Head and Fox family. Adopted family, the McMasters from Siksika.

Roana was predeceased by maternal grandparents Charles and Irene Weasel Head; paternal grandparents George and Margaret (nee Many Fingers) Fox and ; her husband Michael Mountain Horse, son Patrick Mountain Horse, her mother-in-law Shirley Mountain Horse, sister-in-law Delores Weasel Moccasin; special cousins Jason Young Pine and Bobby Weasel Head. As her family was extensive, many have gone before her including her great-grandparents Pat and Paula (nee Iron) Weasel Head, Morris and Annie (nee Pace) Many Fingers; great-uncles Mike (Louise) Oka, Robert, Pat (Annie), Frank, and Moses, Marvin Fox; great-aunties Gertrude (John) Fox, Margaret (Jack) Many Bears, Mildred, Gabriel, Isabelle, Helen (Martin) MacDougall and Teresa Fox. The family apologizes for anyone they have missed.

A Wake Service will be held at the Weasel Head Family Plot, Blood Reserve on Sunday, September 13th starting at 7:00 pm continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, September 14th at 1:00 pm. Interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

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


ZELECHOWSKI

IGNACY ZELECHOWSKI, beloved husband of the late Stanislava Zelechowski, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

Stella, his beloved wife of over 50 years, preceded him in death. He is the dear father of Dorothy (Shayne) Ritter and Margaret (Greg) Krzyzanski. A loving grandfather of Matthew (Lauren), Megan, Adam and Brady, and a great-grandfather of Maverick.

Ignacy was born in Poland just before the start of WWII, where he worked as a tailor and in the mine. In 1978, he gave up his dream of owning his own tailor shop and moved with his family to Canada to start a new life. He worked hard his whole life and devoted his time to his family, gardening and renovating. He enjoyed large family gatherings and parties with friends.

He will be cherished in our hearts forever for his unfailing kindness, and his quirky sense of humour. His pleasant ways touched everyone who knew him.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Father Derek Remus celebrating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance for either service to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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