October 23rd, 2020

WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 16, 2020.

BIG HEAD

We, the family, are deeply saddened to announce the passing of BONNIE LISA BIG HEAD, the mother to Samantha Big Head and Megan Heavy Shields, on Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. A candle-light service will be held in her honour in Calgary at 1735 13st SW on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 6:00pm. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


CHILTON

It is with a heavy heart that the family of KEITH EDWARD CHILTON announces his peaceful passing on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty, son Mitch (Debbie) Chilton, and daughters Raeanne (Kelly) Lumley and Pam (Richard) Halliwell, all of Lethbridge. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren will also cherish fond memories of Grandpa Keith.

Keith is also survived by his sisters Jean Hutchinson and Lucy Edgington of Kelowna, BC, sisters Norma (George) Siebel and Doris (Fred) Becker of Edson, AB, sister Vivian Butterwick of Rocky Mountain House, AB, and his brother Richard Chilton of Gatineau, PQ.

He was predeceased by sisters Sandy Eaton and Peggy Brandvold along with his older brother Glen Chilton.

The family would like to thank the staff at Prairie Ridge in Raymond as well as all of the nursing and support staff at the Raymond Care Center for their very kind and compassionate care whilst looking after Keith. A very special thank you to Drs Nelson, Tollestrup and Steed for the exemplary medical care while Keith was in their care. For that we are truly grateful.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

There will be no formal funeral service. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at a later time when group gatherings are safer.

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


GEJDOS

WILLIAM K. “BILL” GEJDOS of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Elnore Gejdos, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

Bill was born on the family farm on December 25, 1934 and attended school in Skiff, Lethbridge, and Foremost. He married Elnore on October 18, 1954, and by 1956 they had taken over the family farm with the assistance of hired help until their sons were old enough to farm with them.

After Bill had a stroke, his sons Gordon and Kevin took over the farming operations. When Kevin moved away to raise his family, grandson Blair joined Gord in operating the family farm.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Elnore of 65 years and their three sons; Ken (Cathy) their children Cody and Ashley, Gordon (Sandra) their children Blair and Kayla (Justin) Schooten, great-grandchildren Rhett & Ivy, Kevin and his children Dylan (Sadie Mennie) and Brooklyn (Steve Clarke). He is also survived by his sister Mary Peterson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lil & Cec Hiscock, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Zofia Gejdos, daughter-in-law Yvonne, brother Tony, sister Helen Ball, six brother-in-law’s, four sister-in-law’s, two nieces, two nephews and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Bill was very generous with his time and energy over the years, volunteering in his community in numerous ways. He was a member of the Skiff Board of Trade, served the County of Forty Mile #8 for 35 years, and was on the Municipal Committee for 34 years. He was a Director of the Foremost Co-operator Seed Plant, and Chairman of the Agricultural Service Board for 25 years. Bill served one year on School Committee, was a Director of the Foothills Little Bow Association, and was on the Bow Island Hospital Board.

Bill was a Chartered Member of the Foremost Knights of Columbus and in 1996 he transferred to the Lethbridge Council #5726, serving on the Church Parish Council for a few of those years. He was involved with the Foremost Elks Club, managed the Skiff Cardinals Baseball Team until they ran out of players, and later played with Sherbourne and Lucky Strike. He supported minor hockey in Foremost and was a referee for 20 years.

In addition to his community work, Bill enjoyed baseball (rarely missing a Blue Jays game), hockey, basketball, curling, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveled many miles watching his grandsons play hockey and rugby and his granddaughters figure skate, play basketball, volleyball, and hockey.

He and Elnore enjoyed many vacations together including; cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, and the Panama Canal, a trip to Disneyland, Expo ’86 in Vancouver, and many Fourth of July celebrations in the United States.

Because of COVID 19, a private service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Bill will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, #110 – 1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9, or to HALO Air Ambulance, #12 – 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4. Both charities can also accept donations via their websites. By Bill

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


GEJDOS

WILLIAM K. “BILL” GEJDOS of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Elnore Gejdos, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

Bill was born on the family farm on December 25, 1934 and attended school in Skiff, Lethbridge, and Foremost. He married Elnore on October 18, 1954, and by 1956 they had taken over the family farm with the assistance of hired help until their sons were old enough to farm with them.

After Bill had a stroke, his sons Gordon and Kevin took over the farming operations. When Kevin moved away to raise his family, grandson Blair joined Gord in operating the family farm.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Elnore of 65 years and their three sons; Ken (Cathy) their children Cody and Ashley, Gordon (Sandra) their children Blair and Kayla (Justin) Schooten, great-grandchildren Rhett & Ivy, Kevin and his children Dylan (Sadie Mennie) and Brooklyn (Steve Clarke). He is also survived by his sister Mary Peterson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Lil & Cec Hiscock, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Zofia Gejdos, daughter-in-law Yvonne, brother Tony, sister Helen Ball, six brother-in-law’s, four sister-in-law’s, two nieces, two nephews and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Bill was very generous with his time and energy over the years, volunteering in his community in numerous ways. He was a member of the Skiff Board of Trade, served the County of Forty Mile #8 for 35 years, and was on the Municipal Committee for 34 years. He was a Director of the Foremost Co-operator Seed Plant, and Chairman of the Agricultural Service Board for 25 years. Bill served one year on School Committee, was a Director of the Foothills Little Bow Association, and was on the Bow Island Hospital Board.

Bill was a Chartered Member of the Foremost Knights of Columbus and in 1996 he transferred to the Lethbridge Council #5726, serving on the Church Parish Council for a few of those years. He was involved with the Foremost Elks Club, managed the Skiff Cardinals Baseball Team until they ran out of players, and later played with Sherbourne and Lucky Strike. He supported minor hockey in Foremost and was a referee for 20 years.

In addition to his community work, Bill enjoyed baseball (rarely missing a Blue Jays game), hockey, basketball, curling, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveled many miles watching his grandsons play hockey and rugby and his granddaughters figure skate, play basketball, volleyball, and hockey.

He and Elnore enjoyed many vacations together including; cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, and the Panama Canal, a trip to Disneyland, Expo ’86 in Vancouver, and many Fourth of July celebrations in the United States.

Because of COVID 19, a private service will be held at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Bill will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, #110 – 1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9, or to HALO Air Ambulance, #12 – 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5G4. Both charities can also accept donations via their websites. By Bill

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


Elizabeth Grintals

1936 – 2020

Mrs. Elizabeth Grintals of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Guntars Grintals, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Monday, September 14, 2020, with her daughters by her side, she left to join her husband on his 86th birthday.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


RING

HILARY RING, the beloved wife of Len Ring, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Saturday, September 12th, 2020, at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced within the next 7 to 14 days.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WILSON

DANIEL WILSON, beloved husband of Georgina “Jean” Wilson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Besides his beloved wife, Danny is survived by his daughter, Wendy (Dale) Jensen, daughter, Lisa Leclaire and two grandchildren, Brienne and Brett, son Shane (Rachel) Wilson and three grandchildren, Jessica, Alexandria and Daniel, daughter-in-law Brenda Maxwell, two grandchildren Bobby Joe and Tyler, daughter-in-law Sandra Murray, two grandchildren, Trevor and Tracy as well as numerous great-grandchildren.

Danny was predeceased by his son Craig Wilson and beloved brother-in-law George Goldie.

At Danny’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. Danny will be remembered privately by his family.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

At the family’s request, all condolence messages will remain private.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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