MR. WALTER K. BEEGLE of Lethbridge passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Harry and Louise Beegle and sister Mabel Kelso.
Walter is survived by his sister Ruth Stange of Wetaskiwin, AB as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will he held in the spring of 2008.
MR. PETER BYRKA passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
He leaves behind his beloved sons Ed (Val) and Ken (Jackie) Byrka. His shining stars were his grandchildren; Sarah (Dave) Jackson, Genevieve, Philip and Melissa Byrka.
Born in the Ukraine, Peter immigrated to Canada in 1949. Our “Duno” was a man who touched so many lives but none more than his family. You lived the good life Duno and your legend lives on!
Thank you so much to Dr.’s Holland, Strank and Wilde and to all the staff at the CRH. We know he touched your hearts too. To all the staff at the downtown IGA, you made his day everyday and to all of his friends at the Haig Tower. Thank you and God Bless.
Welcome home Pete!
A Private Family Service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
1944 - 2007
MRS. DIANE BUTTAZZONI, beloved wife of James “Buzz” Buttazzoni of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and loved ones at the Chinook Regional Hospital Friday October 19, 2007 at the age of 63 years.
Besides her loving husband James, Diane is survived by her children; Len (Peggy) and grandsons Jim, Brad and Mike, Barb (Shane) and grandchildren Bryan, Amanda and Shalee and David (April) and granddaughters Kayla, Trinity and Alanna. She also leaves to mourn her brother Michael (Jackie) Dorchak, sisters Alice Ferguson and Debbie (Ron) Slawosky, sister-in-law Alberta (Tony) Van Dyck as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews all of whom will greatly miss “Auntie Di”.
Diane was predeceased by her parents Steve and Annie Dorchak.
Diane was born in Lethbridge on September 18, 1944. She received her education at St. Mary’s School and St. Joseph’s High School (CCH). When done with school, Diane met the love of her life Buzz and they spent their years together at their home in Hardieville. Diane made many friends during her life and many people will remember her from her years of working at Microtel, the Saan store in Park Meadows Mall and sampling her tasty treats that she baked for Alberta Meats. She gladly gave up various jobs to do the thing she loved best – babysitting the pride and joys of her life, her grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hunt and the ICU nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital for the wonderful care given to her and all the family. Also a special thanks to Deacon Frank Peta and Dr. Boyle.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 7 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASILS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 10:30 A.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Diane, donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation, 1324 B, Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2R7.
1968 - 2007
RAYMOND “PAUL” BLACKMER, beloved son of Raymond and Joyce Blackmer of Milk River, passed away suddenly near Edmonton on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at the age of 39 years.
Besides his loving parents, he is survived by his brother Ken (Vanessa) Blackmer of Milk River, sister Donna (Brent) Peterson of Milk River, 3 nephews and 1 niece, Dustin and Tristan Peterson and Trey and MacKenzie Blackmer. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Jim and Thelma Blackmer of Milk River as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Leon and Mac Chapman.
Paul was born March 23, 1968 in Milk River and resided his whole life there. His passion was truck driving, beginning his career at the early age of 18 years. Paul’s love of his life was his niece and nephews, spending many hours with them. He enjoyed water skiing, horseback riding, motorcycling and snowboarding as well as the many adventures he had with his friends. Driving his trucks, traveling to Mexico and spending time with his family were highlights of his life.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 309 Main Street, Milk River on Sunday, October 21, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milk River on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Joseph T. Kalathiparambil Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Milk River Cemetery.
In memory of Paul, donations may be made to the Milk River Ambulance and Fire Department, Box 270, Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0.
1913 - 2007
CHRISTINE BECKER, loving mother of Lilly (Ewalt) Paul of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at the age of 93 years.
Christine was born on December 31, 1913 in Josefstal, Ukraine to Friedrich and Christine Hass. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1952 and settled in Coaldale. In January of 2003 Christine moved into Sunny South Lodge and later to the Coaldale Health Care Centre where she has resided until her passing.
Christine was a faithful member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed by all her family.
Christine will be deeply missed by her daughter Lilly (Ewalt) Paul of Lethbridge, grandchildren; Alan (Kari) Paul of Calgary, Elaine (Rory) Ross of Lethbridge, Christine (Robert) Palmer of Stewart, B.C., Burton (Sandy) Smith of Williams Lake, B.C., Karen (Raymond) Harnett of Fort McMurray and Ken (Shelley) Smith of Victoria, B.C., 14 great grandchildren, a great great granddaughter as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law Irma and Burton Smith, granddaughter Diana Paul, sisters Jacobine and Anna and brothers Johann, Wilhelm and Karl Hass.
A special thank you is extended to the caring staff at the Coaldale Health Care Centre and Dr. Robert Kingston for their tender loving care.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2006 – 20th Street, Coaldale on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 2:30 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, Coaldale on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Peter Lurvey officiating.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1.
MR. W. GRANT BLUMEL, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Ruth Blumel of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on September 16, 2007 at the age of 83 years.
He is survived by his children Coral Dudley and Craig Blumel of Magrath, grandsons Joshua Dudley of Magrath and Adam Dudley of Lethbridge and beloved granddaughter Kendall Dudley of Magrath.
Grant was predeceased by his wife Ruth Evelyn, son Barry Grant, parents Walter and Mae, brother Steele, sisters Twila Steed and Mabel Tulloch and grandson Kevin Dudley.
Grant retired from his work with the Provincial Government in 1989. Grant’s family would like to thank his many friends for making his retirement years so enjoyable. The time spent and acts of kindness rendered by his friends in his life kept him busy and at the same time, content. We especially want to thank the “Gang” at his apartment complex who watched out for him and cared so deeply.
A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY on Friday, September 22, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
GRANT ALVIN BEATTIE
GRANT ALVIN BEATTIE, devoted husband of the late Patricia Beattie, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Monday, September 10, 2007 with his family by his side.
Grant is survived by his daughters; Brenda (Cliff) Williams, Lesley (Jack) Chapman and Darlene (Roman) Nestorowicz, sons; Ken Beattie, Gil (Zena) Maggs and De Waine (Susan) Kearney, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his sisters Shirley (Frank) Bennett and Delores (Bill) Plomp, brother Glen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Grant loved to fish, golf and camp, enjoying many summers at Keho Lake, wintering in Arizona and meeting people wherever he went. The Coalhurst and Lethbridge Legions often found him visiting many friends who were all very special to him.
Dad was always available to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it and we are proud to point out many projects he worked on. He was a very special person to each of us and we will miss him dearly. His wonderful sense of humour and smile will never be forgotten.
We love you Dad!
A Celebration of Grant’s life will be held at the COALHURST ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 5205 – 6th Street, Coalhurst on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 3:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
ALVIN WAYNE BAD MAN
ALVIN WAYNE BAD MAN passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Friday, August 3, 2007 at the age of 42 years.
A Wake Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Friday, August 10, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. continuing at the Moses Lake Gym.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Cardston on Saturday, August 12, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with the Venerable Archdeacon Sidney Black.
Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
LISE MARIE BRUNSWICK
LISE MARIE BRUNSWICK, beloved wife of Stephen Brunswick, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the age of 82 years.
Besides her loving husband Stephen, Lise is survived by her daughter Karen (Robert) Walker, son Michael (Judy) Priestley and their sons Douglas and Sean.
She loved her dog Kelly and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
A Celebration of Lise’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, August 3, 2007 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
In memory of Lise, donations may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5.
WILBERT BLACK FACE (Little Shields)
WILBERT BLACK FACE, beloved companion of Lorraine Bullshields of the Blood Reserve passed away in Standoff on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the age of 46 years.
He is survived by his sisters Serephine Black and Collet Little Shields, brothers Eddie Little Shields, Clarence Little Shields and George (Doreen) Little Shields and aunt Magarit Hind Man.
Wilbert was predeceased by his grandparents Lilly Eagle Tail Feathers and Francis and Jenny Eagle Child, parents Nelly Black Face and Eddie Little Shield Sr., brothers Gary Little Shields, Dennis Steele and Mike Steele, sisters Emily Steele, Helen Long Time Squirrel, and Angella Black Face and step-sister Rosella White Feathers.
Wilbert spent his young adult years travelling and working in Alberta, B.C. and the United States. Wherever he was, he was making sure family and friends were taken care of especially his siblings. Throughout his life he cared for them in his loving way. He had a gentle spirit, respecting the beliefs and feelings of others. You can’t forget his sense of humour. He has a special gift as the role of a devoted father and grandfather to all his nieces, nephews as well as Lorraine’s children Peter and Jordan. He was devoted to his spiritual ways at Streets Alive.
He spent quality time back home with the younger family. His kindness, love, caring, comical ways and guidance that he shared is a treasure, he will be missed by so many. He encouraged us “to be good to each other until we meet again”.
Wilbert is survived by his extended families: Russell’s, Small Eyes, Crazy Boy’s, Red Crow’s, Calf Robe’s, Wolf Plumes, Eagle Child’s, Bullshields, Eagle Tail Feathers and First Chargers. The family apologizes for any name not mentioned.
A Wake will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Thursday, August 2, 2007 from 7:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ken Kissick officiating.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff.
1932 - 2009
DELBERT JOSEPH COLLIN, beloved husband of Carole Collin, passed away at The Milk River Hospital, on Friday, June 26, 2009 at the age of 76 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his loving children; Tim Collin of Warner, Ed (Linda) Collin of Lethbridge and Nola (Peter) Nagy of Warner. Delbert is also survived by his 6 grandchildren, Michael Collin of Lethbridge, Christine Collin of Warner, Ethan, Joey, Jonny and Colin Nagy all of Warner. In addition he is survived by his 3 brothers; Bud Collin, Wilbur (Edith) Collin and Terrance (Betty) Collin; and 3 sisters Collette (Art) McMullen, Catherine (Ken) Stroman and Denise Ingles.
Delbert was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Frances Collin.
Delbert was born on August 25th, 1932 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was raised and educated in Warner, Alberta and spent his entire life farming, except for 4 years when he was working in Maui, Hawaii, as a manager of a condo complex. Delbert was remembered for having a tremendous amount of tools that he used and worked with for hours on end. Due to illness he had to give up one of his most favored passions in 1998, flying, before that in 1974 he got his pilot’s license and bought himself an airplane, he enjoyed many hours flight. He served on the County of Warner for 9 years as a Councilor; one of his greatest accomplishments as a Councilor was developing Ridge Park in 1985. His hobbies were playing with the knights of rhythm band as their drummer, hunting and silhouette shooting. He was a Canadian carded shooting official and officiated at small bore and silhouette matches across Canada. He also officiated at the arctic winter games. In 1985 he was awarded the Max Gibb award for his dedication for officiating at the Southern Alberta summer game. Delbert and Carole celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005. One of the greatest joys Delbert had was spending time with his Grandchildren.
A Prayer service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Boulevard West, on Friday, July 3, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Fernando Genogaling Officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.