June 25th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, March 09, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 9, 2022.

Stanley “Stan” Carroll

1947 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce that Stan Carroll of Warner passed away, surrounded by his family, at the age of 74.

A Celebration of Stan’s Life for family and friends will be held at 2:00pm on March 14, 2022 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 street South, Lethbridge. The service will be live streamed on the St. Augustine’s Youtube Channel. Flowers are gratefully declined as Betty is allergic to flowers. Please direct memorial donations in Stan’s memory to HALO/STARS Air Ambulance or the Warner Volunteer Fire Department.

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Darryl Groenenboom

1965 – 2022

As the sun set on March 3, Darryl Jake Groenenboom of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Yvonne Lynn Groenenboom, left this earth and breathed his first breath of heaven. His life of 56 years was cut short with sudden and tragic illness.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERIVEW CHAPEL, 610-4TH Street South, Lethbridge, with a short program and opportunity to share starting at 6:30 PM.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on March 9, 2022 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge. A private Interment will be held prior to the service.

Donations to Shareword Global (formerly known as the Gideons), 501 Imperial Rd N, Guelph, ON N1H 6T9, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 393 Portage Ave #400, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 https://foodgrainsbank.ca/donate/ in-memoriam/ or Missionary Aviation Fellowship, 102-195 Hanlon Creek Blvd, Guelph, ON N1C 0A1, in memory of Darryl’s faith, farming, and flying, are gratefully accepted.

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Jim Halverson

1939 – 2022

 James Kenneth Halverson, beloved husband of Marion Halverson, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Friday, March 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years.

 The service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 5205 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. with Life Celebrant, Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Jim’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 3:45 P.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The livestream will start at 4:00 P.M.

 Relatives and friends are invited to remain at the Legion for a reception following the service, to celebrate Jim’s life.

 A private commital service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden.

 Besides Marion, his loving wife of fifty seven years, Jim is survived by their four children Darcey Halverson of Edmonton, Tracey (Dave) Wilkins of Taber, Lonny (Shauna) Halverson of Taber and Shawna Sekura (Eric Ross) of Taber; grandchildren Brendan Blacquier of Edmonton, Taylor (Codie) Gouw of Taber, Colton (Kianna) Gouw of Taber, Logan (Kassidy) Gouw of Taber, Shaylyn (Bradley) Blacquier of Edmonton, Jayme (Mace) Perozak of Stavely, Amanda (Matthew) Van Liere of Coaldale, James Halverson of Coaldale and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Eyvonne Dunn of High River, Colleen (Pete) Jenzen of Taber, his brother and sisters-in-law Luella (Reg) Easthope of Edmonton, Martin Kunz of Calgary, Dianne (Gary) Firth of St. Albert, Bobby (Roger) Elliott of Coaldale, Debbie Lewis of Taber as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was predeceased by his parents Ken (Verna) Halverson of Taber, his siblings Sharon Thurston of Fernie, Doug Halverson of Calgary, Berry Halverson of Calgary, his sister-in-law Donna Kunz of Calgary and his brother-in-law Tim Lewis of Taber.

 Jim was born in Drumheller on May 14, 1939 to his parents Ken and Verna Halverson. He married Marion Kunz on July 27, 1963 and they moved to Taber in 1970 where they spent the rest of their time together and raised their family.

 He was in the navy from 1960 to 1963 and was a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Jim started farming during his first few years of working and then moved into starting his own business, Halverson Trucking, and continued trucking for many different companies, such as Gouw Quality Onions, before he retired at the age of 80 years.

 Jim and Marion found excitement in traveling around to different places together. He was a hardworking man and was very dedicated to his family. As his family started to grow, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great grandchildren as they had so much love and energy to share. In the spring and summer, he enjoyed planting flowers with his wife and taking care of his yard. He was an avid golfer and loved watching his grandkids play sports. In winter, he found enjoyment in Christmas lights and watching old westerns such as John Wayne movies. He was a very simple man that had very few words to share but he didn’t need to say much to let you know he loved you. His presence was so strong, and it didn’t take long to feel very comfortable around Jim.

 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jim’s name may be made directly to Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca).

 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Anthony Horvath

1931 – 2022

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Horvath of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Angelika Horvath, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge with Father Kevin Tumback as celebrant. A public viewing will be held prior to the service.

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MILTON “JAKE” ARTHUR JACOBSON, Beloved husband of the late Loretta June Jacobson, of Warner, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the age of 75 years.

At Jake’s request there will be no formal funeral service. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.

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Neil Jones

1937 – 2022

We are sad to share the news that Neil Jones, our beloved husband, father, grandfather & great- grandfather, passed away in the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 5th, at the age of 84 years.

Neil was born in Taber on July 5th, 1937 to Albert & Edna Jones & was raised in Grassy Lake. He helped his parents in the Grassy Lake General Store & then went farming with his Uncle Harold. He married Patricia Kirkvold on May 10th, 1958 & they were blessed with two children, Kari & Brad. They farmed in the Grassy Lake area for several years with Brad & his wife & were fortunate enough to retire & enjoy many years as snow-birds, enjoying many winters in Yuma, golfing & socializing with a great group of friends.

When the family farm was sold in 2007, Neil & Pat moved to Lethbridge, then to Coaldale to be near their son & daughter-in-law. In the fall of 2021, they moved to the Seasons in West Lethbridge.

Neil is survived by his loving wife, Pat, of almost 64 years, his daughter Kari (Tim) Donnelly & son Brad (Joan-Marie) Jones. He was deeply loved by his six grandchildren & their families – Kristel Donnelly & her son Jackson; Tyler (Robyn) Jones & children Aiden & Emma; Mark (Desiree) Donnelly & children Lochlan & Amaya; Vaughn (Dear) Jones; Devin (Maddy) Donnelly; & Mackenzie (Jan) Tamminga & children Riley, Levi & Isabelle. He is also survived by his two sisters, Kathleen (Leonard) Sanderson & Daisy Kinniburgh & their families; brother-in-law Bill (Donna) Kirkvold & sister-in-law Lynn Real.

His grand-daughter said it best: “You were the best grandpa a girl could ask for. I’m going to miss your quiet, generous, huge heart. It wasn’t until I thought about all our memories & time we spent together that I realized how much you shaped who I am. I always thought I was a nurse because I loved helping you & Dad with calving & the cows’ babies, but it wasn’t until this week I realized it’s because you taught me how to take care of people. The best parts of me are because of you. I’ll miss watching you fix anything that’s broken. But the world’s heavy & I know you’ll be able to make it better from heaven. I hope you are enjoying a round of golf & a beer with your buddies up there. You were the best & always will be. Thank you for everything, Grandpa. I promise to carry a piece of your heart wherever I go. I love you. Pippi”

In honor of Neil’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. The family will celebrate his life together in the spring or summer. Those who wish to participate can contact Brad at 403-380-0358 & we will be happy to include you.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Alzheimer’s Society 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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CAROL ANNE KAPRAL, beloved wife of the late Pete Kapral, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, February 25, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Carol is survived by her sons Jack (Karen) of Fruitvale, B.C., and Peter of Lethbridge, grandchildren: Jay (Brianna), Mandy, Kayla, Peter J and Angela and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Jim (Shirley), Tom (Bonnie), Grant (Linda) and Joan (Mike).

She was predeceased by her son Robert, mother Garda (Woolf), father Ephriam Allan Bateman, and sister Barbara Leavitt (Jerry).

Carol was born and raised in Cardston. After marrying her husband Peter in 1960, they moved to Australia for Peter’s employment in the drilling industry. She had her first two sons, Jack and Peter Jr. and came back to Canada in 1965. In 1966, she welcomed her third son, Robert, in Fort Nelson, BC. In 1967, she followed her husband to Algeria for two years. She returned to Cardston where her mom, Garda always had a house. In 1973, she followed her husband to Iran, where they lived for six years, with annual trips back to Canada. The highlight of that is that she got to bring her mom over for an excursion including tours in London and Athens. When she moved back, she spent time living in Edmonton, St. John’s, NL, and Calgary. When Peter retired, they moved back to Cardston and ran the Payless gas station and diner for five years. They closed the business after the passing of Carol’s beloved mom, Garda in 1990. In 1991, her husband, Peter, also passed away. She remained in Cardston until she started her career as a camp cook on the drilling rigs. She lived with her son, Peter Jr. in Pincher Creek and friends in Edmonton. After her career came to an end, she lived in Cardston again, until illness forced her to take a room in Lethbridge nursing homes until her passing.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Steve Bateman officiating.

In memory of Carol, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (stars.ca).

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MARIA KORCHINSKI, beloved wife of the late Jaroslaw, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

She is the loving mother of Jerry Korchinski, Nick (Sherry) Korchinski, Anna Korchinski and Kathy (George) Van Dellen. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Tyler, Krystal, Heather, Jennifer and Devon; eleven great-grandchildren and her brother Tony (Sandy) Braun.

She was predeceased by her husband of almost 57 years and her parents Heinrich and Anna Braun.

Maria was born in Forkusevci, Croatia, on July 15, 1936. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and brother in 1951. She met and married Jaroslaw in Lethbridge and they resided mainly in High River and Warner. They retired to Lethbridge in 1989. Her “house” was “HOME” to everyone who entered, with her kitchen being its heart and soul.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Maria, please wear your favourite colour. In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in her memory.

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George Lastuka

1928 – 2022

Mr. George Lastuka of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lois Lastuka, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

In keeping with George’s wishes, he will be privately remembered by his loving family.

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Joan Enid McDonald

1920 – 2022

On Monday, February 28, 2022, Joan Enid McDonald passed in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 101.

Joan was born on September 16, 1920 to Sydney Saxby and Enid (Field) Saxby in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England. She was the dearly loved mother of Jacquelynne (Ken) Young of Lethbridge, Suzan (Michael) Alexander of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jennifer (Bruce) Heron of Motueka, New Zealand, and Marty Schacht of Calgary; Grandmother of Robyn Schacht of Calgary and Kimberley Schacht of Victoria, BC; and Great-Grandmother of Rianne Robar of Calgary. Extended family include nieces in England and Ontario and their families.

While living in Lymington, Hampshire during WWII, on the south-east coast of England, Joan was asked to attend a tea dance put on to entertain the Canadian soldiers who were stationed there for training. William “Sandy” McDonald, of the 48th Highlanders Regiment out of Toronto, took one look and wanted to have every dance with her. They married in 1943 before he was shipped out to Sicily for the Italian campaign, and they danced together for 46 years until he passed in 1989.

In 1945, Joan left her mother, two sisters and all that was familiar to sail on a ship provided by the Canadian government to bring British war brides to Canada. On arriving in Ontario, she was met by Sandy’s family as he was still fighting the war in Holland. They lived in Ontario until 1950 when they moved to Alberta with their two daughters and welcomed two more daughters within another 4 years. Joan quickly made long-lasting friendships with a close circle of other English war brides. They would have afternoon teas together that included a glass or two of Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry, and Joan would make the most wonderful eclairs and creme puffs which the children were warned had been counted so not to even think of sneaking one.

Joan worked for many years as the Ward Clerk on the pediatric ward at St. Michael’s Hospital and then as receptionist and office manager for Dr. Duncan Brown, a local plastic surgeon. Working full-time and raising four children left little time for relaxation, but Joan would still find opportunities to work in her beautiful flower garden. She was a voracious reader, an interest she passed on to all four daughters. She loved to travel and would go to England to see her family, to New Zealand, Michigan and Calgary to visit her daughters, and to a number of European countries, Hawaii and Australia. After retirement, she and Sandy would escape the Alberta winters in Hemet, California until his passing. She liked to sing along with the radio, off-key but enthusiastically. She was an elegant lady who would never leave the house unless well-dressed and wearing fresh lipstick. She would have liked to learn how to fly, but finances and obligations never allowed it. Joan celebrated her 100th birthday with a party and was tickled to receive congratulations from Prime Minister Trudeau, the Governor-General, and Queen Elizabeth II.

At Joan’s request, there will be a private cremation with no service. A memorial event will be arranged at a later date.

Donations to a charity of one’s choice are encouraged in place of flowers which are gratefully declined.

Joan had, in her own words, a wonderful life. She was a generous, kind, and caring woman who could laugh at herself and with others. She constantly reminded her family that they were loved and while we are grateful that she was such a big part of our lives for so long, she will be greatly missed.

Joan leaves us all with some lines taken from one of her favorite poems:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening grain.

I am in the birds that sing,

I am in each lovely thing.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there. I did not die.

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Dennis Motuz

1953 – 2022

Dennis Motuz, aged 68, beloved husband of Cheryl, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 3, 2022, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer in Lethbridge.

Those he left behind to carry forward a piece of him in their hearts are his daughter Alicia Motuz, son Jared Motuz, daughter Meagan (Travis) Meyer, with grandchildren Jace and Ruby, and daughter Nikki (Alex) Jens, with grandchildren Mason and Emily. He is also survived by his siblings- Diane (Keith), David (Mona), Daniel (Arlene), Darcy, and Darren (Christine) and brother-in-law, Brent (Heidi) Chorneyko. Dennis was predeceased by his beloved Cheryl, his parents John and Sophie, and sister Debbie.

Dennis was born on November 10, 1953, in Minnedosa, Manitoba, to Sophie and John Motuz. He graduated from Minnedosa High School in 1971. While he was there, he met the love of his life and could not wait to spend the rest of his days with Cheryl, marrying her only days after her high school graduation on June 30, 1973. They were inseparable until Cheryl’s death 10 years ago.

Being a father and Gedo were his greatest joys. He was their biggest fan and would tell anyone who would listen about their accomplishments. His children often turned to him for advice, and he was always the first person to help out, especially when it came to his skills as a handyman. He loved working out and going for long walks in the coulees, especially with his family!

Throughout his life, Dennis had many talents that he gladly shared with those around him. He had his creative side where he created pottery and could make beautiful flower arrangements but he also was able to fix almost anything! He worked harder than anyone around, always doing his best to keep everyone safe.

We ask you to join in the celebration of Dennis’ life with Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta, led by Father Tim Boyle.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8 with Father William Monis, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, we asked that people donate to the Lethbridge Cougars Basketball Club in my dad’s name. Donations can be e-transferred to lethbridgecougarsbasketball@gmail.com or mailed to LCBC 210-12C St. N Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2M7.

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George Quincey

1936 – 2022

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day…” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

It is with sadness, but peace and joy in our hearts, that we said goodbye to our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend George Edwin Quincey.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals. com/obituary/George-Quincey and scroll to the bottom of the page.

A Funeral Service and Interment will also be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the OUTLOOK ALLIANCE CHURCH, Outlook, SK.

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Marie “Maria” Wiese

1922- 2022

Mrs. Marie “Maria” Wiese of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bruno Wiese, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the age of 99 years.

She is survived by her two sons Jerry and Edward; daughter in laws Shelley and Karen and her two grandsons Matthew and Petr.

Maria had a remarkable life. She immigrated from Poland to Canada after World War 2 and together with her husband Bruno, raised her two sons in Lethbridge.

Maria will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Derek Remus, Celebrant. An Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

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