November 28th, 2020

TUESDAY, October 27, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 27, 2020.

Jennifer Anderson

1958 – 2020

Jennifer Theresa Anderson passed away on October 24, 2020 at the age of 62 years.

She is the best friend and wife of Roger; they were happily married for 43 years. They were blessed with 3 children, Terri-Ann (Tyler, Ashley and Avery), Trevor (Ethan, Manning, Jack, Brody and their mother Traci Schuck), Curtis (Dylan Riley, Phoenix (deceased) and their mother Lindsay).

Also survived by sisters Imelda, Julianna, Linda, Theresa; brother Peter; sister in law Valerie (Duane) Charlesworth, Sandi (Keith deceased); brother in law Les (Jane deceased); she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her mother and father Margaret and Gerald Haseloh and stepmother Betty Haseloh; brother Daniel; father and mother in law Marvin and Sadie Anderson.

A special thank you to Darrell and Fran Doyle, Al and Emily Douglas, Ute and Lauren Eremenko, Jim and Marie Butler for their friendship and understanding.

At Jennifer’s request no service will be held, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

We would like to thank the staff at the Community Support Beds in Fort Macleod for their compassionate care.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made in Jennifer’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, National Office, 55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7.

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


BAD ARM

EDWARD JUNIOR BAD ARM, passed away on October 19th, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 24 years.

A Wake Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, November 1st, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and continue at Oliver Gros Ventre Boy’s residence from 9:00 pm continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, November 2nd at 11:00 am.

To WATCH the Service online or send condolences, please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


GRISACK

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mother and grandmother, HAZEL MARGARET GRISACK, who passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the age of 94 at St. Therese Villa, with family by her side.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 St. N, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Father Derek Remus celebrating.

A Private Family Graveside Service will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HERRING

Mr. LEN HERRING, beloved husband of Mrs. Bev Herring of Lethbridge, passed away at home at the age of 76 years, after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Len loved to travel and had winter stays in Phoenix and Hawaii with many cruises and trips to Las Vegas. Some of his favorites were the safari to Africa and a cruise around the world.

Len was always active and loved to bike. Cruises were often selected on the availability of bikes on the ship. He often biked from his home in Paradise Canyon to the YMCA downtown to workout. He hiked rim to rim of the Grand Canyon and ran in marathons. Len was a big supporter of the YMCA. Len golfed at the Country Club and had his hole in one on #16.

Len was predeceased by his parents Albert & Mary Herring.

He is lovingly remembered by his family and many friends.

A Private Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. For those attending, masks are required. The service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Len’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Strong Kids c/o YMCA of Lethbridge, #140, 74 Mauretania Road West, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5L4.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Connor Andrew Mackay

1994 – 2020

Like you’re coming up for air

Forever I’ll cry out like an angel

stuck in despair

I see the glare; it’s blinding me.

From seeing the road that’s winding

in front of me

I’m crying out for help

but I realize I’m the only one that can heal the self

Forever I stare in the face of

God that won’t reveal it’s lare

Written by Connor Mackay

This morning did come, and we managed to get out of bed. Only because that is what you would have wanted.

Connor Mackay died on October 21, 2020. He is a loved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. Connor was a genuine young man with deep intellect, unique insight, and an amazingly warm heart. A conversation with Connor was always real. He did not speak much but when he did, it was with passion. A deep thinker, Connor often studied an area of interest and could recite volumes of information with great clarity. He was knowledgeable in a variety of subjects that intrigued him and never lost curiosity or the desire to learn. Connor saw depth and value in each person he met. He was willing to do what most of us were not: to simply listen. A true friend to many, Connor was always there when needed most. Connor’s humor was clever and often hidden from those that were not paying close attention. He could turn any situation into a laugh-fest, even when it wasn’t appropriate. In his frequently serious moods, Connor struggled to contain his laughter.

In a world where everything is so confusing and there is no map, a strong family never left his side. They were always with him, no matter the turn of the tides or the chill of the deep water. Connor found comfort in this, and one day we will also. Through his becoming of a man, unseen in the shadows of the dark, he learned the true lesson. He looked and saw his true self-reflection. He recognized the helping hand and, with humility and thankfulness, took hold of it.

His thoughts were not confined to our stratosphere, but reached into the stars, where his intellect resides, and he is at home. During this heartbreaking time, that young man is visited by those close to him. His path is well guided by his four grandparents and we can feel assured that he is laughing at the jokes he tells them. Connor is survived by his father Craig; mother Rachel; brothers Craig and Brent; and sister Brooke; as well as his stepfather George and his step siblings Megan and Braydon.

Anyone interested in contributing to a cause close to Connor’s heart is encouraged to donate to local mental health programs.

Connor will be privately remembered by family and friends.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


MATT

The amazing spirit of ERIN MATT (née Linnard) slipped from earth to heaven on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Lethbridge at the age of 38 years.

Erin was born on March 1, 1982 in Banff to Glynn and Evanne Linnard. She attended elementary and high school in Canmore before completing an Education degree at the University of Lethbridge. She married Greg Matt in 2004. They built their lives and community in Lethbridge while Erin taught elementary school in Warner. Erin was an inspired teacher who gave her all for her students.

Erin’s greatest joy, her son Bentley, arrived in 2011.

In 2010, Erin was diagnosed with Von-Hippel Lindau syndrome. Over a decade that included difficult surgeries, complicated treatments, and an early end to her teaching career, Erin openly shared the highs and lows of her experiences and became an advocate, inspiration, and educator for those living with permanent and invisible disabilities.

Erin was an endlessly giving mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and lifelong teacher who was committed to making life joyful, memorable, and meaningful for those around her.

Erin will be lovingly missed by her husband and son, Greg and Bentley Matt, of Lethbridge; her parents, Glynn and Evanne and her brother, Adam Linnard (Lauren Kepkiewicz) and adored nephews Bryn and River, all of Canmore; and her friend-families from Lethbridge, the Bow Valley, and elsewhere.

Erin’s life will be celebrated in a Private Ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Driver officiating.

For those who wish to view, the service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Erin’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Erin, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


MELITZ

PAUL JOHAN MELITZ, beloved husband of Gerdy Melitz, of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge, on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the age of 76 years. Until the very end, he continued to believe that tomorrow would be better.

Besides his loving wife, Johan is survived by his son, Menno (Kerry) Melitz of Edmonton and daughter Siea (Jason) Newton of Calgary. Johan is also survived by two grandchildren, Reid and Julia Newton. Johan is also survived by his brother Henk (Betsie deceased) Melitz and his sister Betsie (Willem deceased) Hengeveld, both living in the Netherlands and his brother-in-law Anthon (Adriana) Slangen and sister-in-law Edith (Amadeo) Riduavets.

Johan was born in 1943 in the Netherlands into a farming family. Johan went on to study at the Agricultural University of Wageningen, where he met lifelong friends and also during this time met the love of his life Gerdy. In the early years of his career, Johan lived with Gerdy in Suriname and worked as a tropical soil scientist, which was just the beginning of his desire to fully experience cultures around the world and immerse in different ways of life. After starting a family, they lived off and on in Indonesia, where Johan would venture deep into the jungle for weeks with local teams to complete his research. At the age of 49, believing there wasn’t an adventure too big to pursue, Johan and his family moved to Canada to farm in the Lethbridge area. Johan’s zest for life combined with his keen judgment and unlimited determination meant it was no surprise he managed to expand from one farm to four farms. After winding down the farms, retirement was not his cup of tea and he built up a North American long haul trucking company and owned a Lethbridge based taxi business. His determination to find a fair solution for anything he encountered was his guiding force. As his career wound down, he and Gerdy set up the Bernhard Melitz charitable foundation aimed primarily at supporting efforts to provide basic education in developing countries. Johan was a lifelong learner and his curiosity and strength of character truly defined him.

A private service was held in Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A Better World (www.abwcanada.ca/donate/) one of Johan and Gerdy’s favored charities.

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


KEVIN ROSS OSBERG

Oct. 16, 1966 – Oct. 24, 2020

We are sad to announce the passing of Kevin in Port Alberni, B.C. A memorial will be held at a later date.


PARSONS

WILLIAM “JOHN” PARSONS, beloved husband of Marilyn Parsons, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the age of 71 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


RED CROW

PATRICIA RED CROW, beloved wife of Ben Red Crow, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Lee Crest, on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. officiating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance 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


Gerfried “Jerry” Riemann

1943 – 2020

Mr. Gerfried “Jerry” Riemann of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the age of 77 years.

Jerry will be privately remembered by his loving family.

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


Paulette Rosaine

1944 – 2020

Mrs. Paulette Rosaine of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Darrel Rosiane, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


SLEMKO

FRANCES ELIZABETH SLEMKO, the beloved wife of the late Steve Slemko, passed away in Coaldale at the Sunny South Lodge on Sunday, October 25th, 2020, at the age of 98 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WHITE MAN LEFT

JIM LEE WHITE MAN LEFT, beloved husband of Tobi White Man Left, of Lethbridge, passed peacefully away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by family, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 39 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. with Martin Eagle Child officiating with the Wake to follow at the Family’s Residence, Blood Reserve, AB, from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Family’s Residence, on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Martin Eagle Child officiating.

Following the service, Jim will be eternally laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Gladys Wiebe-Vaselenak

1932 – 2020

Gladys Vaselenak of Coaldale, AB, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her sons on October 6, 2020, at the age of 87 years.

Gladys was born in Coalhurst on December 22, 1932 where she lived on her parent’s family farm until marrying the late Donald Vaselenak of Coaldale. She lived on the farm in Coaldale until her passing. There was always an open-door policy for neighbors and friends. Her strength, courage, love and smile will sadly be missed by all, but remembered in our hearts forever.

Gladys is survived by her 3 sons, Brian, Dwayne, and Kevin all of Coaldale; grandchildren, Mikhail (Keith) Reron of Lethbridge, Torrin and Skyler Vaselenak; sister Helen Vaselenak of Coaldale; great grandchildren Rhett and Autumn Reron; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, Nick and Ann Wolashuk; husband, Donald; sister, Mary Bogusky; brother in laws, John and Albert Vaselenak, Tony Bogusky and Mike Hazuda.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private Graveside service for immediate family will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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


Stefan Zrim

November 25, 1930

– October 22, 2020

Surrounded by his family, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grand father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89 years.

Dad was born in Kuzma, Slovenia, to Stefan and Marija and immigrated to Canada in 1956. After leaving his family behind, he was reunited with the love of his life a year later, and on July 30, 1957, married Emilia at St Patrick’s Church.

Steve was a devoted family man, and thoroughly enjoyed any time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. He was a hardworking, soft-spoken and had a playful sense of humour. When he joked, it was always with a smile on his face and others could not help but smile too. A bricklayer by trade, he spent his entire career in Lethbridge, ensuring every job was done right and making lifelong friends along the way. In retirement, Steve enjoyed tending to his garden, particularly his prized tomato plants. He was a passionate man who was always there to lend a helping hand, and spent hours mentoring his children and grandchildren, instilling these same characteristics in his family.

Stefan is survived by his beloved wife Emilia; daughter Majda (Don) Hood; and their children Stefan (Kali), and Kimberly; son Daniel (Anna) and their children, Ashley and Stefan; and great grandchildren Nora and Max Hood; sister Anna (Ernest) Rogan of Lethbridge; sister Terezija in Slovenia, and a niece, a nephew and cousins in Slovenia and Austria.

As per Stefan’s wishes, a private family service will be held followed by an Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Forever in our hearts and never forgotten. Rest in Peace.

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

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