By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 24, 2020.
ENOLA BLANCHE HOYT BEREZAY, slipped away quietly on Dec. 21, 2020, holding the hands of two of her dear daughters. Certainly, Enola is now safely in the arms of her beloved husband, Dean Albert Berezay. She is also probably holding and caressing her long ago lost baby, Tommy.
The family would like to thank Enola’s doctors, and the kind and caring staff at the Lee Crest Facility for their patience and genuine love. Thanks also to Legacy Funeral Home, for assisting the family at this most difficult time.
A private family graveside service was held on December 23, 2020.
Enola was born July 26, 1929. She was raised on Tom and Dixie Hoyt’s ranch in the Del Bonita area. She is their oldest child. She loved riding her horse Peanuts, and working outside on the ranch with her dad. Women’s chores were not really in her skill set at that time.
Enola was only eighteen when Dean made her his bride, a name that he called her for as long as they were on this earth together. Dean knew he had married the prettiest girl in the area, and most every day, he told Enola how beautiful she was. After living 91 years, raising ten children, doing plenty of hard physical work, and handling the ups and downs of real life, Enola gave up her youth and beauty for love. She loved her family the most, but she always had love for one more. Her non-judgemental and unconditional love was constant!
When she got married, Enola learned all of the women’s chores, and she lived by what she taught her children. “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing your very best, to accomplish it!”
Enola was willing to assist with any service opportunities in the church and community. She gave her best to each assignment! She served well in every calling she was given in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dean and Enola served two missions for the church, giving exceptional effort, and creating countless friendships that will last for eternity.
Enola gave selfless service at the Chinook Foundation as their head cook. Giving up many personal holiday meals, to make sure that the residents got all the home cooked foods they missed. She gave much of her spare time to the Agricultural Society, helping them with concessions and doing anything that assisted with the programs they run. She assisted anywhere and at any time there was a need in the community.
Many have been invited to sit at Enola’s dinner table to sample her scrumptious scones, famous fried chicken with milk gravy, many more marvellous meals, and even a popcorn ball at Halloween. She is known for being able to make something out of nothing, and her family will tell you that she was very proficient at that! Many amazing outfits, edible concoctions, and activities were invented due to necessity, with her clever mind and hands.
There were many road shows, girl’s camps, picnics, bonfires, sledding parties, dances, and other awesome activities that Enola helped organize and carry out. She taught her children to work, but to always have a good time doing it. Enola could make picking berries, preserving apples and cherries, cleaning the house, baking a cake, washing the dishes, weeding the garden, and any other chore you can think of… fun.
Enola’s children thought she was a natural healer. She could bandage the wounds and heartaches in their lives, and she was a great listener. She didn’t try to fix their mistakes, but was always there to catch and console them when they fell. Her handwriting was so elegant and perfect, that her children had to forego any forgeries. The sound of her voice as she read many favourite books with her children at her knee, was always a source of peace and comfort to them all. She opened a world of adventure and excitement through the books she read, and took her family to places that they could never afford to go.
Enola supported her husband and children in all their sports and other activities, even rodeo. Maybe she was trying to thin the herd, but she was always there cheering them all on from the sidelines, and making sure they got to their next practice or game. She never allowed her children to be quitters! The biggest sport she participated in, was keeping Dean in check, and that was pretty much a twenty-four seven Olympic event.
What a wonderful woman! She was humble, but still proud. She just got up every day, and did her best. Enola took very little for herself, and out of next to nothing, she made a difference in her community and to her family. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother. What an amazing life! She will be missed.
Enola is survived by ten of her children: Jenny (Dallas Erickson), Murray (Sherri) Berezay, Dean Thomas (Deceased), Deana Berezay, Rod (Cynthia) Berezay, Kathy (Larry) Schow, Kelly (Michele) Berezay, Dan (Michele) Berezay, Dixie (Scott) Kramer, Kari (Ron) Van Elswyk, Josh (Tamara) Berezay.
Enola has: 71 grandchildren, 113 great-grandchildren, and 13 great great-grandchildren, with 2 more coming soon.
Due to COVID restrictions a private family funeral is being held.
To send condolences or WATCH the funeral streamed online visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
Petrus “Peter” Brouwers
1938 – 2020
Mr. Petrus “Peter” Brouwers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Cornelia Brouwers, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 82 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
AURELIO “REL” DELBELLO, beloved husband of Diane “Deedee” Delbello, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 71 years.
A Private Family Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. The Mass will be live streamed and may be accessed via Rel’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
To send a condolence, please visit
Beloved ERNA B. KARG of Lethbridge AB passed away peacefully at Extendicare Fairmont on Dec 20 2020 at the age of 95. She is survived by her son Fred and daughter-in-law Golda and grandson Jamie.
Condolences can be sent to http://www.evergreenfh.ca
Marjory Scotter of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late George Scotter, passed away December 23, 2020 at the age of 99.
Marj is survived by her son Jack (Barbara) Scotter, granddaughter Jody Scotter of Edmonton, grandson Wade (Susan) Scotter of Calgary, great grandchildren Zachary Boras, Whitney Boras and Mia Scotter. She is also survived by her sister Dora Marose and brothers Everett, Ray and Ron Tinsley.
Marj grew up without parents to guide her so she was always determined that this would not happen to her family. Her main focus was on her son and grandchildren and she was always so excited to spend time with Jody and Wade. They fondly remember Sunday breakfasts, Sunday roast beef dinners and the many wonderful camping trips with her.
She was the best and most amazing mother and grandmother that anyone could ever hope for.
When illness forced her husband out of the work force for an extended period she went to business school and learned shorthand and typing. She supported the family working as a secretary in the insurance industry and later went on to become a self-taught accountant. Her first retirement was interrupted in 1981 when she went to work part time at her son’s business. She permanently retired in 1993. She was a past member of the Lethbridge Curling Club and Henderson Lake Golf Course.
At her request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation and a private family ceremony will take place at a later date.