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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 6, 2022.

FIORINO, Pietro

PIETRO “PETE” MAURIZIO FIORINO Sept. 22, 1929 – Dec. 2, 2022 Pietro Maurizio Fiorino (Pete) of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away after a short illness at St. Michael’s Health Centre on December 2, 2022, at the age of 93 years.
Pete was born in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy to Michele and Luigina Maria Fiorino. At the age of six, he began his apprenticeship as a carpenter, a trade that would ultimately lead to a successful career in construction and related businesses. This would support his family, community, and his love of music for the remainder of his life.
In 1951, he immigrated to Canada to start a new life in Trail, BC, working as a carpenter, playing music, and starting a family. A few years later, he moved the family to Lethbridge and soon started his own construction company (Fiorino Homes Ltd.) which experienced tremendous success as the city boomed.
For decades, Pete was a leader in the business community, participated in local and national politics, and was a patron of the Lethbridge arts scene. Throughout this time, he continued to play music, singing and playing guitar in bands that entertained thousands at local events in the city.
Pete lived a remarkable life, characterized by a great love of music and art, extraordinary talent and creativity, the vision to identify opportunities not seen by others and the courage to pursue them, an incredible work ethic, the resilience to start over following hardship, and a keen responsibility for family and friends.
He is survived by his son Michael (Connie) and their children Courtney, Sascha (Antonia), and Natasha; his daughter Mary (Danny) and her daughter Amanda (Colter); his son Rob (Elena) and his son Peter (Diana), and his son Dennis (Colette) and their children Anna (Justin), Claire (Ian), Samuel, and Lucie; as well as his sister Teresa (Rinaldo), brother Albert (Eleanor), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and their families.
He was predeceased by his brother Raffaele (Rose) and sister Alberta, who died soon after birth.
The family would also like to recognize Marcel Dagenais for the friendship and care he provided our father in the last phase of his life, as well as the many people who have offered their condolences in the last few days.
Pete will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony. Family and friends are invited to a reception in memory of Pete on Thursday, December 8, 2022, between 1 and 4 pm at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club (Centennial Room), 3401 Parkside Dr, Lethbridge, AB.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


VAN DEURZEN, Albert

VAN DEURZEN Albert Van Deurzen, beloved husband of Faye (nee Goeson), passed away at home on December 3, 2022 at the age of 80. Albert was a good and loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Faye, daughters Nancy(Jamie) and Amy, as well as brothers John (Myrna), Gerard (Jean), Frank (Marlene), and Tony, and sister Wija of the Netherlands. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Albert was born July 15, 1942 in the Netherlands and came to Canada with his family in May 1953. He grew up in Barnwell and Lethbridge, and worked on a sugar beet farm in his early teens. Later he worked for the PFRA, Purity Dairy and farmed with his brothers near Lethbridge. He and Faye married on July 1, 1972 and moved to Tyrell Lake (Warner) in 1973. From 1978-1992 Alberta farmed/ranched south of Raymond on the Milk River ridge. He and his family moved to Lethbridge in 1992 where he worked in the dairy/beef section of the Agriculture Canada Research Centre and drove semi-trailer trucks until 2002. Since then he contended with Type 2 diabetes and heart and kidney problems. Albert always worked hard at any job he did.
Albert was predeceased by his parents Hubertha and Antonius; his sisters Mary and Tonni (brother-in-law Albin), and brothers Joe and Cor (Carol).
At Albert’s request no funeral will be held. Cremation. Martin Brothers are in charge of arrangements. A viewing with the family is open to family and friends on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel at 610 4th St S.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


TAYLOR, Edith

TAYLOR EDITH NANCY TAYLOR, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ken Taylor, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the age of 84 years.
Besides her loving husband, Edith is survived by her children: Tracy Taylor, Alan Taylor, Jim Taylor, Derek Taylor and Lana Lorincz.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhea Rhodes.
A private Family Service will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone.

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


Lewis, Sylvia

LEWIS SYLVIA MAE LEWIS “MAE”, beloved wife of the late Leslie Lewis, passed away on December 2, 2022 at the age of 100 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


HOUSE, NANCY

NANCY “JEAN” HOUSE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean House, beloved wife of the late Ron House, on November 30, 2022 at the age of 91 years.
Jean leaves to mourn her passing her sons Barry, Murray (Sheri), Kevin, her daughter Arlene, and daughter in law Lillian. Jean is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Jean was predeceased by her parents George and Helen Croy, her son Blair in 2001, her husband Ron in 2014, and her brother Keith in 2021.
As a young girl, Jean worked on the farm riding the tractor, helping with the chickens, and raising a 4H calf or two along the way.
She met and married the “love of her life” Ron in 1950 and together they raised 5 children who adored them both.
Jean spent countless hours watching all of her children and grandchildren play sports from baseball, hockey, figure skating, volleyball, bowling, soccer, speed skating, and curling. She thoroughly enjoyed watching and cheering everyone on.
Jean was a homemaker at heart, keeping her active family organized and providing great meals for them. She was always welcoming an extra kid or two at the table, treating them as her own.
Jean was an avid golfer and enjoyed the game year-round. She and Ron became “Snow Birds” for a number of years, making many new friends from many different places in Canada and the US. Friendships with other Snow Birds lasted for many years and they often would visit each other during the summer months at various locations.
A Celebration of Life will be held in June 2023 when all of the family can be together.


Dzioba Sr., Peter

PETER DZIOBA SR. 1929 – 2022 Mr. Peter Dzioba Sr. of Lethbridge, beloved husband to the late Mrs. Isabelle Dzioba, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 93 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


Lillian Frieburg

1936 – 2022

  Lillian Laura Frieburg, beloved wife of the late Ames Frieburg, passed away peacefully in

  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church,

5009 – 48 Avenue, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com

  Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Lillian’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 10:45 A.M. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The livestream will begin at 11:00 A.M.

  Lillian is survived by her two daughters Connie (Peter) Van Uden of Lethbridge and their children Joshua (Shawna) Van Uden and Amanda

(David) Kimoto; Carol (Ron) Egeland of Taber and their children Chantal

(Brett) Sekura and Kaylee Egeland; Daughter-in-law Dawn Frieburg and her son Curtis Frieburg. She was blessed with twelve great grandchildren Francis, Sam, Kiara, John, Logan, Ben, Molly, and Felix Van Uden; Madison and Mitchell Kimoto; Cohen and Mason Sekura.  She is also survived by her brother Henry (Pauly) Holst and sister Theresa (Frank) Stober.

  She was predeceased by her husband Ames in 2012; son Craig in 2016; infant grandson Daniel Van Uden; parents Peter and Rosa Holst; brother Kurt (Penny) Holst and brother-in-law Frank Stober.

  Lillian spent her lifetime entirely in Hays until retiring to Taber, moving into Signature Pointe in 1999.

  Mom and dad farmed in Hays for eleven years, before purchasing A&L Hardware. They also owned and operated two to three school buses for the next twenty two years. Mom loved work and being busy, she had very few hobbies that involved sitting.  In her early years in Hays she was involved with the civic centre, church and Social Credit party.

She enjoyed cooking and baking, yard work, as well as time spent with family and friends visiting, dancing and playing cards. Lillian and Ames enjoyed many trips to the United States to visit relatives of dad’s.

They had fond memories of two special trips with Joe and Em Engel to Hawaii and an Alaskan cruise before mom’s health failed. As Mom’s mobility declined due to her MS, she needed more care and required assisted living.  This started in 2010, most of her time was in Long Term Care at the Taber Hospital. It is here that mom has received the best of care and has had some very special caregivers.

  If friends so desire, the family requests memorial tributes in Lillian’s name be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 (http://www.tdhf.ca [2]) or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 110 Quarry Park Blvd, Calgary, Alberta T2C 4P5 (http://www.mssociety.ca [3]).

  Our deepest gratitude for the staff in long term care. Our mom was truly treated like family, we feel very fortunate for this. Thank you to the physicians over the years from the Taber Medical Clinic. Our Special thanks the CWL ladies for their regular visits to pray with mom.

  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.

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