1926 - 2009
MR. MILTIADES (MILTO) ALEXANDROPOULOS, beloved husband of Edna Alexandropoulos of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michaels Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children; Helen (Leo) Petsinis of Nelson, BC, Alexandra (Roger) Riley of Surrey, BC, Christos (Maureen) Alexandropoulos of Lethbridge, AB, Barbara (Dean) Solheim of Kelowna, BC, and Alexandros (Katrina) Alexandropoulos of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Constantine (Gus) Dimopoulos and nephews Stathis & Christos Dimopoulos.
He was predeceased by a brother Alexandros, a sister Panayiota (Nota) Dimopoulos.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
In Memory of Miltiades, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7 or to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
MRS. BESSIE LILLIAN ADSHEAD, beloved wife of the late Frank R. Adshead of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the age of 85 years.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Frances Seaman of Lethbridge; close nephews Barry and Denny Morgan, many nieces and nephews and special friends Donetta and Doug Hancock. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, one sister Louise May Morgan and three brothers, Juan, Herbie and Frank Bullis.
Bessie spent all her working years selling men’s and boy’s wear; six years at Kresge’s and fifteen at Eaton’s. The last seven years was at the Sear’s mail order. After retiring she spent time fishing, trailering and craft making. Bessie volunteered many hours knitting toque’s for babies at the hospital.
She leaves to mourn her nieces, nephews and friends.
A private Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME with Major Glen Habkirk officiating. Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery.
In memory of Bessie, Memorial Tributes may be made to a Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
CORNELIUS PHILLIP ANTON “BUD” ALBIEZ, beloved husband of Arleen Edith, of Lethbridge, slipped away peacefully from our home into the arms of the Lord just before dawn after a brief illness on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
He is the loving father of one daughter, Maureen Robin Albiez and one son, Kurt Phillip (Corinne) Albiez; three treasured grandsons, Mark Phillip (Rachel), Jamie Louis and Byron Patrick Albiez, all of Lethbridge. He is survived by his sister Louise (Joe) Norrish of Buchanan, Saskatchewan and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Herman, mother, Veronica and sister, Florence.
Bud came from Saskatchewan to Alberta in 1947 to attend technical school in Edmonton and met Arleen at the Taber rodeo. He asked for her hand on her parent’s 25th anniversary on November 27th, 1949 and they became husband and wife on her parent’s 27th anniversary in 1951. Robin was born November 27, 1955 on their 4th anniversary and Kurt followed 2.5 years later.
Bud was an avid hunter, fisher, outdoorsman and an acclaimed marksman and woodsman. A well respected precision mechanic, welder and gas plant operator, his thirst for knowledge and acquiring skills never waned. Highly intelligent and well read, he is remembered for his abilities to build almost anything; including air boats, motor homes, fishing boats, woodworks and anything mechanical. For more than 50 years he fashioned the most wonderful Halloween costumes, Easter egg hunts and Christmases. All were welcome in their home and he enjoyed the company of many dear friends and co-creators over the years. He had a true sense of compassion for those less fortunate, and a special love for animals with a profound respect for nature.
He was a lifelong member of the Elk’s and proud to serve. He favored classical music and enjoyed dining to the utmost. He was extremely proud of his ancestry and heritage, his family and grandsons. His love and understanding of God was unparalleled, as was our love and respect for him.
He leaves us with hearts aching and longing to be in his company again.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend Lois Punton officiating.
LOIS KATHLEEN ASH of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre with her family at her side on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the age of 63 years.
At Lois’ request, a private family service will be held.
MR. JAMES PAUL ANDRE, beloved husband of Mrs. Edith Andre (nee Pasolli), of Lethbridge passed away at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at the age of 82 years.
Jim is survived by his family; Ron Andre (Mary Mate) of Lethbridge, Dora (John) Hepburn of Edmonton, Jo-Anne (Marvin) Schlamp of Grande Prairie, Delores (Harry) Hubbard of Lethbridge, Margaret (Jerry) Jensen of Lethbridge, Eugene (Wendy) Englehart of Lethbridge and Gordon Englehart of Lethbridge; 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 5 sisters and 4 brothers and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Kathleen, 2 brothers John and Leslie, granddaughter Shirley and a great grandson Jessie.
As a young man, Jim worked with his Dad on the farm in Prud’homme, Saskatchewan, and then moved on to various jobs throughout Canada. In 1961 he commenced work at Canadian Dressed Meats in Lethbridge where he worked for 21 years, retiring in 1982. He married Edith Englehart (nee Pasolli) April 11, 1968.
Jim truly loved the outdoors and loved camping and fishing. Woodworking and gardening were his passions. He enjoyed his trips with Edith to Prince Edward Island and Europe. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Raul Hernandez, celebrant.
Interment at Champion Cemetery will follow a reception at St. Basil’s Catholic Church Hall. Following the interment, there will be a lunch at the Catholic Church in Champion.
In memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, #162, 200-4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9.
1944 - 2008
GEORGIA LYNN AJTAI of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2008 at the age of 63 years.
She is the loving Mother of Jo-Lynn Ajtai (Mark Litchfield) of Lethbridge and Jennifer Ajtai-Kugler (Marc) of Lethbridge and Grandmother of Patrick and Keir Ajtai. She is also survived by two sisters, Hazel Ulvestad of Spruce Grove and Isabella Holberton of Lethbridge; one brother Tom (Kathy) Holberton of Edmonton; father Colin (Isabella) Preece of Duncan, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by parents Bill and Mabel.
Georgia was born August 4, 1944 in Lethbridge where she was raised and educated. She was married to the late Salamon Ajtai for over 30 years with whom she had her two daughters. After raising her family she returned to the work force. Georgia was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary and Chinookettes Trefoil Guild of Girl Guides of Canada. Georgia was a loving Mother and Grandmother who loved to bake and garden, especially with her two Grandsons. She was very devoted to her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Major Glenn Habkirk officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Georgia, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, #209, 542 – 7 Street S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2H1, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada Lethbridge Chapter, Box 563, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9 and the Girl Guides of Canada, Chinook Area Commissioner, 217 – 12 Street “A” South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2S9.
JOHN ROBERT ALLAN
February 6, 1937 – July 18, 2008
A son, brother, our father, loving husband, a friend and his most treasured title “Papa John” to five cherished grandchildren, passed away after a courageous fight with cancer on July 18th.
John was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late John and Erdine Allan and had two siblings Charlean and Gerald. It was however an insatiable desire for knowledge that brought him to Lethbridge. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1959, with his bachelor of science in botany, he then made his way to the University of Indiana, where in 1962, he completed his Master of Arts in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. Upon receiving a scholarship from the National Research Council of Canada (quite an honor for an American student to receive) he headed off to Saskatoon and he got not only his Doctorate in Plant Physiology from the University of Saskatchewan, but more importantly he found the love of his life, Judith Isabel Henry. John and Judie were married on July 24th, 1963, and soon started a family. He started work as a Plant Scientist at the Lethbridge Research Station in 1965 and retired in 1993. John was the loving father of William Mark (Dollie) of Phoenix, Robert Michael (Jacquie) from Surrey, David John (Brenda) from Strathmore and Leslie Michelle of Calgary. Our father pursued many interests to the fullest, by taking courses in sausage making, meat cutting, wine making, wood working, photography as well as spending time enjoying the outdoors and cottage life at Kingsmere Lake outside of Ottawa, Ontario.
Upon his retirement in 1993 he soon decided to pursue other interests and began making muffins, part time for Robin’s Donuts. It was after Judie retired in 2000, when he finally gave himself permission to slow down and simply concentrate on one of the biggest joys in life, being a proud “Papa” to Olivia Margaret, Robert Steven, Courtney Victoria, Kiara Isabel, and Cayley Alissa. These five special grandchildren never had to want for anything simply because Papa was always there.
It was also around this time that John and Judie began a Friday morning ritual of breakfast with their dearest and closest friends. John is survived by seven of the “Friday Morning breakfast friends,” Judy, Ralph (Darlene) Maier, Daryl Alexander & Anne Whiteside, Linda Brandvold, Brenda Miron and predeceased by two other of the friends, Doug Brandvold, and Jack Miron. Papa John passed exactly the same way he lived his life, on his own terms. He was fond of the statement that actions and deeds are the true measure of a man, not the letters following his name, and will be remembered for always being there for a friend in need.
We will miss you dearly, Papa John.
A celebration of life service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:00 am with Reverend Elizabeth Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice in his name.
1933 - 2008
MRS. DELORIS MAXINE ALDRIDGE (NEE WAGNER), beloved wife of Mr. Mark Aldridge, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the age of 75 years.
Besides her loving husband Mark, she is survived by two children, Brenda and Brian, grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, one brother Gordon F. Wagner and one sister Dorothy Lajimodere.
Deloris was predeceased by her parents Fredrick and Elrva Amelia Wagner.
Deloris was born in Cardston on January 9, 1933. She was an exceptional home maker, seamstress and baker. The recipients of her baking and sewing were so grateful for her talents. She will be sadly missed.
At Deloris request, the will be no Funeral Service. Cremation will follow.
No flowers at the family’s request, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
1930 - 2008
MR. ENGELBERT H. AUER, beloved husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Auer of Lethbridge passed away at the Good Samaritan Society, Park Meadows Village on Sunday, June 1, 2008 at the age of 77 years.
Engelbert leaves behind his loving wife Elizabeth of 55 years. He also leaves behind his sons Henry, Hubert and Richard (Barb), grandchildren; Christina, Chelsey, Courtney, Riley, Delaney and Drake and great grandchild Mickey. He is also survived by his sister Juliana (Rudy), brothers Sepp (Helga), Audi (Frida) and Resi (Bruno) as well as nieces and nephews in Austria.
Engelbert was born in Graz, Austria on October 24, 1930. His passion for this Bavarian upbringing of traditional folk culture, castles and fortresses that he grew up around, his love of the music and dance and of the mountain trails that he would go wandering on were spoken of often around his sons, grandchildren and friends. His love of nature and the outdoors, hunting and fishing, westerns and nature movies and trips to Banff and Waterton were always a highlight for Engelbert.
Engelbert immigrated to Canada in the summer of 1952 and married Elizabeth on November 8, 1952 and started a family. He worked for the railroad for 3 years and then Bird Building supplies for 7 years. In 1967 Bert started with Canbra Foods, serving them for 23 years before retiring in 1991. He enjoyed his retirement years with Elizabeth, his sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 from 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
MARY ALEXANDROVICH, beloved wife of the late Fabian Alexandrovich, passed away at the Edith Cavell Nursing Home with her family at her side on Friday, February 22, 2008 at the age of 90 years.
Mary was born on a homestead in Saskatchewan and raised and educated in Coaldale where she met and married her husband Fabian. They lived in several small towns in Southern Saskatchewan and Alberta before retiring in Lethbridge in 1974.
Mary was a very active and caring person with a wonderful sense of humour. She loved gardening, quilting, reading, playing cards and traveling. She devoted many years to volunteering with the 4H Club, Southland Nursing Home and Meals on Wheels and was a member of the CWL. Her life was centered around her family and many friends.
She took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and her grandchildren. Her eight great grandchildren; Abi, Will, Jack, Andrew, Sarah, Ian, Bijou and Aiden had a very special place in her heart.
Mary is survived by her daughter Gladys (John) Reive and son Robert (Sharon), eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, son-in-law Calvin Agnoo, sister Rose Zalaski, brother Michael Patapoff, sister-in-law Myrtle Patapoff and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Fabian, infant son Ronald, daughter Jeanette, parents Michael and Fanny, brothers George, Bill and John, sister Florence and sister-in-law Dorothy.
Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
Cremation to follow.
In memory of Mary, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.