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SATURDAY, December 18, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 18, 2021.

FIEDLER, Anthony

Albert Raymond

August 25, 1935 – December 11, 2021

Anthony “Tony” Fiedler of Lethbridge, AB passed away peacefully, with family by his side on December 11, 2021 at Extendicare Fairmont Park.

Tony was born to Gus and Tina Fiedler in Speedwell, SK. Tony joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 where he served as a Radar Technician. It was while stationed in Trenton, ON he met and married his wife of 55 years, Maxine. Upon leaving the RCAF in 1972, Tony and Maxine settled into Lethbridge where they bought their first and only home. From 1972 to 1996 Tony worked for Lethbridge Transit, Marconi Canada and as Custodian at LCI. He retired in 1996 but later volunteered at the Red cross.

Tony loved the outdoors, and spent time camping, fishing, gardening, walking the dog in Pavan Park, and staying at their cabin in Grave Lake. He could often be found doing a crossword puzzle or reading a book while indoors.

He was predeceased by his parents Gus and Tina and by his loving wife Maxine in 2012.

Tony is survived by his daughters Laurie (John) Janzen and Nadine (Tim) Helmer; his siblings, Dan (Sheila) Fiedler, Anne Portelli, Carol (Percy) Motherwell, Rose (Nick) Janzen, Betty (Ken) Odland, Kathi (Ron) Pollard; his grandchildren Erin (Joel) Duda and Kyle Helmer; one great-grandchild Harper Duda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

For those who wish to attend, a gathering of family and friends will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday December 20, 2021 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. Cremation to follow.

The family extends a special thank you to all the staff at Extendicare Fairmont Park for their attention and kindness given to Tony during his residence there.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8 or charity of your choice.

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


Barbara Ann Greene (Kirton)

August 29, 1947 – December 13, 2021

Barb passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 13, 2021 with her husband, Daryl and daughters Cassie and Corrie (MacKenzie) by her side.

She is lovingly remembered by her sister, Heather (Aldon) Wells; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Greene and Lynn Bradley; grandchildren, Zac (Kelly) Bishop and Taya (Devon) Bishop; great-granddaughter, Blakely Bishop; cousin, Liz (Gordon) Rennie; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Tom Kirton and Johan Schlaht; sister, Jenny Allison; and brothers-in-law, Cliff Allison, Garry Greene, and Ed Bradley.

Barb was born and raised in High River and moved to Claresholm 1960 where she met and married Daryl in 1964. She enjoyed snowmobiling, quadding, camping, and traveling to Alaska, Yukon, the Maritimes, and Hawaii.

Barb worked for Townsend (Pharmasave) Drugs for 10 years and the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital for 18 years.

At Barb’s request, there will be no Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.myalternatives.ca.

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CHRISTOPHER BARRY HALL

May 18, 1986 – Dec. 5, 2021

It is with great sorrow and loss the family of Christopher Barry Hall announce his sudden passing on December 5, 2021 in Amaranth, Ontario.

Chris was the beloved son of Barbara Burke and Barry (Norrie) Hall; cherished brother of Kevin Hall (Kathleen) and step-siblings Craig (Krystal) Fuller and Amanda (Anthony) Kalegaric.

Christopher will also be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of Chris’ life will take place at a later time.


Marilyn Kwiczak

1953 – 2021

Ms. Marilyn Kwiczak of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 13, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

In keeping with her wishes, Marilyn will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

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


Brett “Eddie” Miller

1975 – 2021

Mr. Brett “Eddie” Miller of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge, on Friday, November 26, 2021, at the age of 46 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


Helen Murkin

1945 – 2021

Mrs. Helen Misako Murkin (Tamaki) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Brian Murkin passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Helen was born in Coaldale, Alberta. She grew up in Vauxhall, AB, and graduated Nursing School in 1966. She enjoyed golfing, curling and her trips to Wendover and Jackpot.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Stacey Sherry (Gerard); stepdaughters Colleen and Stacey Murkin; stepson Ryan Murkin; grandchildren Joel Cross, Michael, Trevor and Stephan Murkin; brothers Koji, Jack, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Helen was predeceased by her parents Michigoro and Tomiko Tamaki; brother Larry Sr., and nephew Larry Jr.

A private service for family only will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the New Year.

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


PETERSON

LOIS MARLENE PETERSON (née JOHNSON) passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the age of 75 years, surrounded by her family. She fought hard to stay alive until her grandson could be by her side shortly before she passed. She knew her family was there and she smiled at many great memories right up until the end.

Lois was born on March 20, 1946 in Wetaskiwin to Ernest and Mae Johnson. At the age of 20, Lois met the love of her life, Wayne Peterson, while working at the Wetaskiwin Treasury Branch. They married on April 8, 1967. Together they raised five children: Michele Thompson, Christina (Peter) Szabo, Michael (Robyn) Peterson, Marilyn Peterson and Ken (Carmen) Peterson and loved their nine grandchildren: Skylar (Madison), Brandon, Nicole (David), Madeline, Gabriella, Elizabeth, John, Christopher and Kendra. She is also survived by her siblings: Barbara (Noel) Foster, Ron (Verna) Johnson, Alvin (Lorna) Johnson, Dale (Shirley) Johnson and Carrol Heinrichs and numerous nieces and nephews. Lois had a very close relationship with her dad whom she missed dearly.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Mae Johnson, in-laws George and Mary Peterson, brother Norman Johnson, his wife Betty and brother-in-law, Richard Heinrichs.

Growing up on the family farm, Lois had many fond memories and stories that she loved sharing with her children and grandchildren. She always enjoyed going back home to visit with her large family.

Lois worked at Vermilion College and held various jobs, but her greatest joy was raising her children. She was the best wife, mother and grandmother and was selfless in all of her actions. She always put her family first over everything. She loved her family with her whole heart and would do anything for them. Lois suffered with M.S. for 20 years, but that never stopped her from living life to its fullest. She loved camping in B.C. at Gold Creek, going to Wendover, playing cards and just being with family and friends. Throughout Wayne’s job at the bank, they travelled around Alberta, met many wonderful people and made so many lifelong friends like the Lefflers, Thurstons, VandenBroeks and many others.

Mom was a beautiful soul with the most loving smile and blue eyes that lit up when she saw her family. She had gorgeous red hair and loving hands to nurture her family. Her Catholic faith was the basis of her life and passing these beliefs on to her children and grandchildren was very important to her. Mom was a great cook and loved making homemade birthday cakes, soups, baked beans, and sweets. We all aspired to be half as good a cook as Mom.

Besides her children, her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She babysat them all and nothing was as special as spending time with Grandma Lulu having tea and cookies, playing games, reading books or playing hockey mini-sticks. She loved watching the kids dance, play sports and hearing about all of their adventures and successes. One of the last joys she had was watching John play with the Edmonton Oil Kings against the Hurricanes in Lethbridge. Covid took away a lot of time from us all, so she was so proud our whole family was able to celebrate this amazing experience together. Mom couldn’t wait to see her grandchildren and was so proud of each of them.

A private Prayer Service will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating, with cremation to follow. Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Lois’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In memory of Lois, donations and tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca)

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


STEWART

BETTY JOE (JENSEN) STEWART, beloved wife of the late Floyd Junior Stewart, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Betty is also survived by her children, Robert (Dana), Rosalee (Don) Chisholm, David (Martha), Donald (Tracy), Troy (Sue), and Vicki (Doug) Neidigh; daughter-in-law, Carol. She was predeceased by her son, Ken Stewart and son-in-law, Gene Powlesland.

Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 21st, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, AB. (Due to COVID regulations only 50 people will be permitted into the service). Interment to follow in the Kimball Cemetery.

To send condolences or to WATCH the service Online please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


WEBBER

August 7, 1937 – March 31, 2021

The family of RAY WEBBER, who passed away on March 31, 2021, will have an invitation only to celebrate his life on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. Those wishing to view the livestream can access it at mckillopunited.ca/funerals

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WILLIAMS

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Great-Uncle, and Cousin, on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. LIONEL WILLIAMS was called home by Creator to join his loved ones that journeyed to the Sandhills.

Lionel will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Jessica Healy/Williams, his children Jacob, Marie, Terrance, and Keenan. He is survived by his sisters Hilda Williams, Linda (Husky) Small Legs, Frances Williams, Karen Williams, Norma (Glen) Williams, sister-in-law Delia Healy; and his grandchildren Taylor, Ryder, and Kesler.

He was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Alice Williams and George and Pauline Healy; his paternal grandparents, Harry Nepinee and Sarah Bear; maternal grandparent Paula Blackhorse; sisters Theresa (Conrad) Chief Body, Peggy (George) Good Striker, Aurbina Williams, Sharon (Darcy) Eagle Child; brothers-in-law George Jr. Maxwell, Gilmore, and Keith Healy.

Lionel’s passions were hunting, fishing, watching hockey, and wrestling. Lionel was a devout Catholic. He would not miss daily T.V. Mass. He would enter contemplative prayer and meditate. He enjoyed going on the powwow trail with his family, loved watching his children dance and looked forward to the family barbecue every Summer. His joy was the outdoors, either swimming or teaching his kids the huntsman ways. He loved every minute with his family and his pets, spending countless hours making sure his pets were well taken care of.

Lionel comes from a large extended family. His relatives are the Bad Arms, Buckskins, Brave Rocks, Eagle Speakers, Hunts, Day Chiefs, Standing Alones, Hoofs, Wings, Bloods, Calling Lasts, Bullcalfs, Wells, One Owls, Brown Weasles, Plain Womans, as well as his adoptive families the Big Throats and Healys.

A Family Service and Wake will be held at WHITE CALF HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating. All in attendance are honorary pallbearers.

Following the Funeral Mass, Lionel will be laid to rest in One Spot Cemetery.

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


WILSON

MARLENE FAY WILSON, passed away peacefully at home in Milk River, on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, details will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WRIGHT

JACQUELINE ANNE WRIGHT passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday December 10th, 2021 at the age of 75.

“Jackie” was born in Stettler Alberta on August 28th, 1946. She grew up in Big Valley Alberta on the family farm, where her love for animals was developed. She especially loved horses, cats and dogs. Mom was happiest when she was cooking for her family and friends. She was a talented artist, cook and hairstylist. Her hairstyling career took her literally around the world. She went from Stylist, to Manager, to Regional Manager in just a few years at Regis Hairstyling. Regis took her to Amsterdam, England, Paris, Spain, Italy, New Orleans, Turkey and the Caribbean. This was such a great opportunity for a single mom and we were so proud of her.

She leaves behind two daughters, her eldest daughter Peggy (Tom) Molyneux, along with her grandson Michael Molyneux, who she was so proud of and adored, and her youngest daughter Patricia Wright who has been one of her main caregivers. She also leaves her 3 siblings Dennis, Susan and Gerald Edwards and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her father Walter Gerald Edwards and her Mother Anna Edwards (Ernst).

In lieu of flowers feel free to donate to Parkinson’s research.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


ZANEWICH

Elizabeth (Liz) Zanewich

(née Prokopenko)

Mom always said she grew up in the best of times, life was simple and even though her life was tough, she always cared about family and had loads of fun. Growing up in Winnipeg, she remembered her and her mom trading tokens with neighbours for sugar during WWII. She spent many summers picking blueberries with her mom and brothers (Steve, Bill and John Paul). After multiple summers, she finally saved up enough money to buy a bike. She also witnessed tremendous social, technological and global changes during her life. Even with the constantly changing technology and iOS updates, mom always challenged herself to become a master, especially of her iPads, so we could all stay connected despite distance.

At a very young age, mom began her teaching career as a “permit teacher” in a one room schoolhouse teaching all grades in Eriksdale, before completing Normal School in Winnipeg. She moved to Flin Flon, met her future husband Steve, and got married in 1955. In the 1960s, they moved westward to Alberta. Mom and dad worked together to own a couple small hotels in rural Alberta and raise a family. After dad’s passing, she began her career as a realtor in Lethbridge where she achieved the Million Dollar Club status.

As a single parent, mom continued raising four young children (Karen, Allan, Debra and Glen) and was the biggest supporter of all their sports and activities. Our house was never without some sort of pet, be it fish, gerbils, hamsters, cats and even a dog. Mom wondered why a cute, stray kitten kept hanging around our house until she realized that her children were regularly sneaking it into the house through a basement window to feed it.

After her retirement, mom spent countless hours with her six grandchildren (Landon, Makenna, Zachary, Brinnley, Isabelle, and Hadynn). Many puzzles were constructed, scrabble games were played and nature paths were travelled. Mom even learned to play chess to indulge her grandkids.

Mom loved to travel abroad, garden and explore nature. She was especially fond of birds and the mountains. On many of her travels she seemed to keep meeting up with water challenges – be it stepping on stones to cross rivers, walking gangways to disembark from a houseboat, and dipping her toes in the swirling ocean waters. Mom enjoyed spending mornings sipping her coffee, warming her back with the sun, reading the newspaper and tackling her crossword and Sudoku puzzles.

At mom’s request, there will be no formal gathering. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Helen Schuler Nature Center, Lethbridge Family Services, or a nonprofit organization of your choice.

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


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