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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 26, 2024.

GALANDY, Colleen GALANDY August 24, 1950 РJanuary 18, 2024 COLLEEN GALE GALANDY (n̩e Carter) passed away peacefully in her residence at St. Therese Villa, on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at the age of 73 years.
Colleen will forever be remembered for her great sense of humour, her playful and kind nature, and her willingness to help anyone in need.
Before retirement, Colleen worked at 7/11 on the northside of Lethbridge where she was a social butterfly and relished in the connections she had made with so many customers and coworkers.
Before that, Colleen spent many years of her life running a day home, where she dedicated her time providing childcare. She had so much love in her heart and used it to care for children.
Colleen is survived by her children: Heather (Chantelle St. Pierre), Dionne and Dean; grandchildren: Devon, Daylon, Jean-Jo, Shane, Elizabeth, Allyssa and Hayden.
Colleen was predeceased by her father, Victor Carter; mother, Florence Carter; and her beloved sister, Diana Carter.
At this time, the family prefers to mourn privately. Colleen’s cremation is entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Colleen will be forever remembered in our hearts and her children will miss her very much.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KRAMMER, Marjorie KRAMMER Marjorie Krammer said farewell to this world on January 20, 2024,
Marjorie lived a long and fulfilled 98 years. She never thought in a million years she would outlive all her friends, siblings, and some of her children. Those who knew Marj knew that her hands were always busy doing something. She was a woman of many talents, such as sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting and baking. There was her fresh bread and cinnamon buns… Oooooh, that fresh bread!!
Her hands can rest now, unless the Lord has other plans.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Joseph Krammer, son David Krammer, daughter Sheila Krammer, plus her siblings; Gordon Simmons, Raymond Simmons, Dale Simmons, Dorothy Schimpf, Verda Tyson and Joyce Sparks.
She will be missed by her children; Rothany Chase, Val (Frank) Bernard, Kevin (Vi) Krammer, Renee (Len) Young, her grandchildren; Josh (Brittany) Atkinson, Adam Young, Justin (Mikala) Young, Ryan Young, and great-grandchildren; Brandt Atkinson, Brennan Atkinson, Avery Young, Willow Young, and her sister-in-law Grace Simmons-Sansome.
Marjorie was a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all of her life, but the church seemed to forget about her. Marjorie however lived to the end with a strong belief in her faith.
Family would like to thank all of the staff for their care at Park Meadows, Good Sam’s, where Marjorie resided.
A friends meet family gathering will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home (703-13 St N. Lethbridge, AB), with graveside at Archmount Cemetery to follow.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
ZSOMBOR, Larry LARRY ZSOMBOR It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved brother, Larry Joseph Zsombor on January 12, 2024 at the age of 75 years. Larry was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 19, 1948. The family moved to Southern California in 1955.
As an avid athlete growing up in California, Larry excelled at baseball and was an outstanding competitive swimmer. He also spent many days enjoying his favorite sport, surfing, catching waves along the coast of southern California. Along with sports, he enjoyed cars and a good car show; reminiscing about his ’55 Chevy and love of the 409 motor always brought a smile to his face.
In 1974, Larry returned to Canada, residing in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Nanaimo, British Columbia before settling in Lethbridge, Alberta. He immersed himself in researching both local and Hungarian history. As a horse enthusiast he developed an incredible knowledge of equine health and enjoyed various local equestrian events. Besides horses, Larry had a love for all animals, especially family pets. He was a hobby artist with a penchant for drawing. Larry eagerly embraced opportunities to spend time with family and attend social and music gatherings with friends. Always willing to lend a hand, Larry volunteered with the Hungarian Oldtimers Club, Lethbridge Seniors Citizens Organization, and various local initiatives
Having a huge heart for his family, Larry will be deeply missed by his sisters and brothers; Rose (Robert) Clemensen, Andy (Di) Zsombor, Frank (Kendy) Zsombor, Carol (James) Matthews, Patrick (Deb) Zsombor, Darlene (Peter) Dvorack, as well as his nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his parents Rose and Zoltan (Joe) Zsombor and his nephews Glen Dascomb and Scott Clemensen.
In honour of Larry, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at the Hungarian Oldtimers Club 410 – 2nd Ave, South Lethbridge 12:00-3:00pm.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Lethbridge Food Bank or The Lethbridge and District Humane Society.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.evergreenfh.ca
NEILSON, Ian NEILSON We say goodbye to IAN ERIC NEILSON – Archie to all who knew him. Beloved husband, father and papa, Archie passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 82 years.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jean Neilson, adoring daughters, Natalie (Wade) Nolte and Colleen (David) Wyld. His grandchildren: Wyatt Wyld, Taylor Vandenborn, Sierra Wyld, Jesse Vandenborn and Mitchel Wyld, will miss his always loving and playful demeanor. He is also survived by his brothers, Lindsay and Murray Neilson.
We will all miss his witty charm, quick remarks, sparkling blue eyes, ability to make everyone laugh, playing cards, sharing in adventures and his terrific stories! Archie, you may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the doctors and medical staff for their care and kindness. A special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Wong and the Dialysis team. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the friends and family for sharing their support and fond memories of Archie.
As per his wishes, no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (kidney.ca)
I know how much you love me, As much as I love you. Each time that you think of me, I know you will miss me too!
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SEEMAN, Joseph JOSEPH BERNARD GERARD SEEMAN October 16, 1920 – January 23, 2024 Best known to his friends as “Uncle Joe”, Dad lived a good life. He worked hard, he played hard, and he created a lot of memories along the way. At the age of 103, he is starting his final journey to reunite with his beloved wife, Martha “Marty”.
Left to cherish those memories are his children: Rodger (Shiela and their children Stephanie, Michelle, Ryan and Aaron), Sharon Stuckert (Tim and their children Clayton, Tyson and Jennifer), Dale (Marie and their children Jarritt, Brady and Breanna), David (Nancy), Joey (Arlene and Sheldon) and daughter-in-law Hilda Seeman (and her children Wade and Brad); 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Joe also had a special relationship with Audrey Jenkins of Calgary and her family and will be fondly remembered by them.
Joe was predeceased by his wife Martha (Marty), son Glen, parents Herman and Marie, sisters Carmel, Theresa, Catherine, Mary and Margaret and brothers Gerald, Basil, Albert, Edward, Paul and Leo.
Joe was born in Mazenod, SK, and was educated in Mazenod and Gravelbourg, SK. He enlisted in the Canadian Army from September 1941 until September 1945. He proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in Calgary, where he took advantage of the Armies retraining program to train as a watchmaker and gemologist. After completion of the three-year program, he was awarded membership in the Canadian Jewellers Institute as a certified Watchmaker, one of the few in Western Canada at that time.
Joe then moved his family to Lethbridge to start his new career. After seven years of working for other jewellery stores, he started his own business, Seeman’s Jewellery, in July 1956, where he remained until his retirement. After retiring, Joe spent many warm winter months with his friends in Mesa, AZ.
Uncle Joe was beloved by all who knew him, young and old. He had as many young friends as old, hence the name “Uncle Joe”. He will be sadly missed by them all.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 12:00 Noon with Father Santiago Torres celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Joe’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to Chalice (chalice.ca), The Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca), Covenant Health Foundation (covenantfoundation.ca), The Last Post Fund (lastpostfund.ca) or a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SCHAPANSKY, George George Schapansky 1944 – 2024 George Schapansky, beloved husband of Lily Schapansky, passed away in Taber on Monday, January 22, 2024 at the age of 80 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. Burial to 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 George’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 2:45 P.M. on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Barring any technical difficulties, the livestream will begin at 3:00 P.M.
Besides Lily, his loving wife of sixty years, George is survived by their three children Dwayne (Deb) Schapansky of Hinton and his family Trevor (Andrea) Schapansky and their son Owen, Brantley Schapansky, Kaytlyn (Ben) Penner and their daughter Kaylee and Felysia (Nathan) Green and their children Kayanna and Jacob; Eileen McNarland (Tim Berg) of Lethbridge and her family Bree and Gavin Davis; Rhonda (Derek) McCutcheon of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba and their children Quinn and Connor McCutcheon. He is also survived by his brother Abe Shapansky; sisters-in-law Harriet (Tom) Turnbull and Elke Schapansky; brother-in-law Johnny Fehr and by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Katharina Schapansky; siblings Katie, Helen, Mary, Ann, Jake, Margaret, Agnes, Susan, Jack, Peter and Eva; mother and father-in-law Jessie and Harry Painter; daughter-in-law Lori Schapansky; grandson-in-law Austin Bilodeau.
George was born on the family farm south of Gladstone, Manitoba January 21, 1944 to Jacob and Katharina Schapansky. He married Lily Painter in 1963 and together they raised three children, Dwayne, Eileen and Rhonda. George’s love for Christian ministry was a big part of his life, starting when he was eighteen years old. Over the years he was involved with Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship, prison ministry, cowboy church and various churches for the sole purpose of ministering and sharing the love of God. He was always playing guitar and singing. George had many jobs over the years which included farming with his father-in-law Harry, a honey bee operation, carpentry, construction (building many bridges and elevators), Campbell Soup, cabinet maker, a cow and calf operation, trucking and as a construction equipment operator. They lived in Manitoba until 1994 when they moved to Red Deer. They built new homes in Radium Hot Springs and Nanton, with a short stint in Kelowna, British Columbia. They then moved to Taber where they have resided until the time of George’s passing. George and Lily spent many years wintering in Arizona, enjoying camping and fellowship with others.
George loved learning to fly and enjoyed his little antique plane as part of his midlife crisis. Hunting was a priority, making many fond memories hunting with family and friends. His opportunity to hunt at the game farm in Taber was a special treat, Thanks Barry! He loved whenever his kids and grandkids came to visit or going to visit them.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in George’s name may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1302 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0R4.
The family would like to thank everyone involved in caring for George. A special thank you to Linden View and the Taber Hospital staff.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

CARSWELL, David CARSWELL Mr. David Carswell, beloved husband of Beverly Carswell, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 79 years.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 10:00 to 10:45 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel (2213 – 6A Ave N, Lethbridge). The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
For more information or to share condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
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