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THURSDAY, March 10, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 10, 2022.

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

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.

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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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ROBERT JOHN PASKUSKI passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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.

George lost his lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Saturday March 5, surrounded by his family, singing hymns, joyfully awaiting the moment when he could finally see his Jesus face-to-face.

George is survived by his wife Grace; eight children: Wendell (Maureen), Joanne (Leonard), Jacob, Dianne (Tim), Renee (Brian), John (Connie), Elly (William), Michelle (Shaun); 23 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents Atherton and Annie; wife Jeanette, brother Charles, and nephew Timothy.

George was born on June 8, 1936 in Montreal Quebec. After WW2, his mother moved George and his brother Chuck to the family homestead near Glenside, Saskatchewan. There he completed school, played baseball, football, curled, hunted, fished, making lifelong friends along the way. He married Jeanette Zlatnik (1937-1997) in June 1957. He earned his journeyman in carpentry, working on the formidable Gardner dam project and managing a lumber yard in nearby Outlook, SK. In 1969, George moved his young family to Fernie, British Columbia. There he worked for a coal mining company, supervising numerous construction projects. During those years, he continued farming in Saskatchewan, commuting annually to Glenside for seeding and harvest.

Fernie was the place of a more significant change. There he encountered his Saviour Jesus Christ. Due to his faith, he influenced others to also believe and provided an example of a spiritual life.

George met and married Grace (May 1999) and a new chapter of his life unfolded, relocating to Lethbridge, Alberta where he loved and was loved by his family, spending many hours with children and grandchildren, celebrating with them and serving them with his hands and heart. George also enjoyed working side by side with his son, Wendell on numerous endeavour’s, creating memories. He was always excited to hear and see the projects Wendell was working on.

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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Leon Spear Chief, of Stand Off, passed away on March 5, 2022, at the age of 53 years.

A Family Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday March 12, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB., followed by a Wake Service between 6:00 PM., till 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 13, 2022 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.

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.

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. For those who wish to watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mb funerals.com/obituary/MarieMaria-Wiese and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.

An Interment to follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

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