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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 17, 2023.

ZELENKA, Gladys Gladys Zelenka
1922 – 2023
It is with deep sadness that the family of Gladys Margaret Zelenka announce her passing in Taber on Friday, October 13, 2023 at the age of 100 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Gladys is survived by her sons Jim (Diane) Zelenka of Taber and Fred (Darlene) Zelenka of Lloydminster and her daughter Cheryl (Ron) Merkl of Taber.
She was predeceased by her husband Richard; parents William and Frances Houdek; stepmother Frances Houdek; seven siblings Blanche, Mildred, Alma, Sylvia, William, Irene and Jane.
Gladys was born in Springwater, Saskatchewan on November 3, 1922. She started her teaching profession in Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta where she met and later married Richard Zelenka in 1952. Gladys continued teaching and taking care of the family while pursuing her love of sewing, gardening, baking, knitting, crocheting and painting. She was a faithful member of the Women of the Moose for over fifty years.
Glady’s family grew with the addition of seven grandkids and five great grandkids. Family gatherings were plentiful and mom always made sure everyone was gathered around her table. In 2007 Gladys moved into Clearview Lodge where she was a resident for twelve years. Linden View became her home until the time of her passing. Gladys was a social butterfly, she made friends easily, and she played a mean game of cards. We will forever miss her smile and hugs.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gladys’ name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 (www.alzheimer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

JARDINE, Scott SCOTT GORDON JARDINE 1972 – 2023 It is with deep sorrow and immeasurable love that we announce the sudden passing of Scott Gordon Jardine at the age of 51.
Left to cherish his memory are his mother Marion, his sister Lisa Nuell (Kurt Brunger) his brothers Chris (Adena) and Ken MacKenzie (Sue) his nephews Zsolt and Emery, and Jason, Andrew and Lucas and special longtime friends Eilish Dinan, Rob (Rhonda) Pohl, and Greg Brown (Chrissy).
Scott is joining his father Gerry, brother Shaun and nephew Kyle.
If you knew Scott you were a witness to his wit, charisma and intelligence. He was deeply empathetic and always helping someone. He was a relentless ally, especially for those he felt weren’t treated fairly, without thought of if there was a cost to himself. Whatever he set his mind to he tackled with an earnest curiosity and driven work ethic.
He was passionate about music, disc golf, biking, art, creating, animals, D&D and women.
To honour Scott’s wishes there will not be a formal funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday December 1, 2023, venue to follow.
If friends and family wish, in his memory contributions may be made to a charity or community group of your choice in lieu of flowers. Some we know Scott would have suggested are:
Prairie Pet Rescue:https://prairiepetsrescue.com/
Leth. Girls Rock Band Camp: https://lethbridgegirlsrockcamp.bandcamp.com/
Canadian Cancer Society: https://cancer.ca/en/
Lethbridge Playgoers: https://www.playgoerslethbridge.ca/
Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation:
https://apphsfdonation.heartandstroke.ca/?pagename=DMDonationForm&s_locale=en_CA&s_fT=cont&s_pres=hsweb&s_cscid=hsweb_nav
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
WATT, Wendy WENDY ANNE WATT 1949 – 2023 Mrs. Wendy Anne Watt of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Ron Watt, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, October 2, 2023, at the age of 73 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, October 20, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Casual dress please!!
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
BREWERTON, Steele BREWERTON STEELE CONWAY BREWERTON, beloved husband of Loree Nelson Brewerton, passed away in Magrath, Alberta on Friday, October 13th, 2023 at the age of 100 years.
The Funeral Service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garden Place Chapel, Magrath, Alberta on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family on from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.
To Watch the Service Later or send Condolences please visit: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
PETRUNIK, William PETRUNIK WILLIAM PETRUNIK, beloved husband of Jackie Pertrunik, passed away on October 13, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday October 20, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 St S, Lethbridge Alberta.
Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Thursday October 19, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, or from 10:00 to 10:45am, prior to the Service at the church.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
NEMETH, William “Bill’ WILLIAM (BILL) NEMETH 1930 – 2023 Bill Nemeth, eternal companion of Jean Nemeth, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, October 12 at the age of 92.
He is lovingly remembered by his family; Colin (Karen) Nemeth, Sharon (John) Ballard, Terry (Roxanne) Nemeth, Brent (Heather) Nemeth, Randy (Tami) Nemeth, Jeffrey (Joni) Nemeth. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren who hold on dearly to the sweet memories of the best grandpa ever!
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Temple Hill Cemetery, in Raymond Alberta.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
TRICSLI, Frank TRICSLI FRANK TRICSLI, of Magrath, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Garden Vista in Magrath, on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the age of 89 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
BENGRY, Laurence BENGRY LAURENCE WILLIAM BENGRY, of Magrath, AB, beloved husband of the late Louise Bengry, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans Garden Vista in Magrath, on Friday, October 13, 2023 at the age of 93 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KROPINAK, Darwyn DARWYN KROPINAK 1957 – 2023 Mr. Darwyn Kropinak of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Twyla Kropinak, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on October 11, 2023, at the age of 66 years.
Darwyn was born on January 29, 1957, in Lethbridge, Alberta, and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1974. His professional journey led him to a 28-year career with AGT (Telus), where he worked as a Section Manager for communications. Darwyn’s career took him around the world, traveling often for work.
Dar was an avid collector, and loved garage sales for unique finds. He grew up playing hockey as a goalie and also coached soccer.
Besides his beloved wife Twyla, Darwyn is survived by his daughter Heather; stepdaughters Katherine, Melissa (Adam); son David; 13 grandchildren and step grandchildren; sisters Lorna (Randy) Moore, Sherry (Shannon) Ivan; Niece Candice (Moore).
He was predeceased by his parents Lorne and Jean Kropinak.
Faith was an important part of Darwyn’s life, and he has now gone on to join his savior, Jesus Christ.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4TH STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Sharon Hagel, officiating.
Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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