1928 - 2009
Fred George Fraser Cartwright passed away at the age of 80 years at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on April 21 2009. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Audrey (Harris), three children Deb Cartwright, Walter Scott Cartwright and Tami Cartwright and one granddaughter Emily Cartwright. He was predeceased by his parents George and Edna Cartwright, his brother Mac Cartwright and sister Helen Spielman.
Fred was born in Granum Alberta on October 11 1928. He began his teaching career in 1949 in Champion Alberta where he taught elementary and junior high school. As his career progressed he moved into the field of special education and was the Superintendent of the Alberta School for the Deaf from 1967-1973 and the Director of People Personnel Services for the Lethbridge School District 51 from 1973-1977. After leaving the school board he established the Rehabilitation Services Program for rehab aides at the Lethbridge College. He retired in 1983 but went on to teach sessional classes at the University of Lethbridge and served on the University Senate.
In his retirement years Fred enjoyed his garden and woodworking. He loved the family cats and created a garden that was neighbourhood friendly because it kept the cats happily contained. His yard was also a haven for local birds with bird feeders in cat proof locations. In the last few years he attended the St. Michael’s Bridges Program where he felt like a friend as well as a client.
A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329- 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Monday, April 27, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
A private family graveside service will be held in Archmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Michael’s Health Care Centre Bridges Program (#207 200 4 Avenue South Lethbridge Alberta T1J 4C9) or to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Team and the staff of the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit for their kind professional and loving care.
1926 – 2009
GEOFFREY JOSEPH CALVERT passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Coaldale Health Centre.
Geoff was the beloved husband of Eunice and father to sons; Michael (Tammy), Peter (Lynn), David (Lorelea) and Phillip. Geoff was born and grew up in the Derbyshire area of England. As a small child, Geoff’s family farmed in the Rockland, Saskatchewan area, returning due to the depression back to England. He joined the Royal Navy in 1942 and served on submarines and surface vessels during WWII, seeing action in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Geoff discharged from the navy, married Eunice in 1948 and in 1955 he moved his family to Belleville, Ontario. Geoff began an electronics repair business and later became the chief audio-visual technician for Loyalist College. In 1974, Geoff moved his family to Lethbridge and assumed a position at Lethbridge Community College (LCC) in their audio-visual department where he remained until his retirement in 1989. While at LCC, Geoff sat as the faculty member on the Board of Governors for two years. Geoff was an avid and skilled model builder of remote controlled airplanes, boats and miniature trains and enjoyed golf and hunting in his later years.
Besides his wife and sons, Geoff is survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a Service of Remembrance for family and friends at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Andrew Horne, officiating.
Donations can be made in Geoff’s memory to the Coaldale Health Centre, 2100 – 11 Street, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1L2.
1931 - 2009
VICTOR JOHN CREDICO, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, at the age of 77 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife Frances and his two children, Lori (Ian) Fraser and son Terry; his brother John (Vikki) Credico, sister Gelina Demers of Calgary, AB; his sister in-law Mercedes Pennington, brother in-law Jerry (Ann) Sweda of Ohio, USA and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Victor was predeceased by his parents Louis & Maria, sister Lydia and brother Nick.
Victor was born to Louis and Maria Credico in 1931.
His first job was at Supina Mercantile, where he worked delivering groceries. Victor worked hard as a milkman for 42 years and he retired at the age of 63 years. He always was a happy person and liked to tell jokes. He always had a joke for his customers. Victor also liked to spend time with his fellow workers and enjoyed being with his family.
A Private Service will be held at a later date and flowers are gratefully declined.
For those who wish to make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 - 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
1925 - 2009
ARTHUR RICHARD CHARLESWORTH (ART), beloved husband of Stephanie (Doren), passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the age of 83 years, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness.
Art was born on September 23, 1925 in Bellevue, AB, to Arthur and Elsie (Talbot) Charlesworth.
In 1927, Art’s family moved to the farm in the Barrhill area near Picutre Butte. Art lived on this farm for 75 years excepting the years he faithfully served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy, during the Second World War. Art attended the Bulmer and Barrhill Schools.
Art married Stephanie on February 14, 1947 and they farmed together for 45 years. In 2002, Art and Stephanie left the farm and moved to Lethbridge.
Art is survived by his loving wife of 62 years; and their children, Ken (Eleanor), Jason (Michelle) and Haylie, Scott (Jessica), Duane (Val), Darrren (Deanna) and Carrie, Marilyn (Sam) Perverseff, Lorne, Ross (Wendy), Joel and Jasmine, Jamie (Derek) and Eddie Chamberlain, Allan, Alex and Coleby, Eleanor (Ron) Robertson and Brian, Sara and Bradley, Sherri (Tim) Hall and Stephanie and Ryan.
He is also survived by his three brothers, Howard (Maureen), Willard, Ron (Carol) and two brothers-in-law Ron Keith and George (Selma) Mueller and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
A memorial service will be held at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0X5, on Wednesday April 1, 2009, at 1:00 P.M. with reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
1919 - 2009
ANDRE EDOUARD CAILLIAU beloved father passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in Enchant on Monday, March 16, 2009 at the age of 89 years.
He is survived by his children: John (Giselle) of Enchant, Steve of Enchant, Roland (Fay) of Valleyview, grandchildren; Juliette of Taber, Daniel (Kelly) of Sherwood Park, Sebastien (Danielle) of Enchant, Marie Odette of St. John’s, NB, David (Dana) of Calgary and Suzanne of Vancouver, his great grandchildren; Danni, Theresa, Ellie and Alexander.
Andre was predeceased by his great grandson William in January of 2008.
He was born in Bourbourg (Nord) France on July 7, 1919 and grew up on the family farm in northern France, then served 4 years in the French Army during WWII. He later emigrated to western Canada in 1958 after the loss of his first wife, Rolande Sneck (1955). Andre then married Odette Wiart in 1959 (1910-1991) and farmed in the Trochu area until 1966 when he moved to Enchant.
Andre enjoyed the simple things in life; his family, his work and his tractor as he was always a farmer at heart.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 324-2nd Avenue North, Vauxhall, AB on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 324-2nd Avenue North, Vauxhall, AB on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk Celebrant.
Interment to follow at the Enchant Community Cemetery.
1930 - 2009
PEDRO JOSEPH ALFRED CORDEIRO passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the age of 78 years.
Alfie, as he was known to all his friends, is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Hyacinth, his sisters-in-law, Jane Cordeiro, Louisine Cordeiro, and Anita Cordeiro, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Edmond, William and Henry.
Alfie was born June 28, 1930, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At a young age, Alfie was sent to India for his education. After his return, he worked for the sisal industry in Tanzania. He emigrated to Canada in 1974 and was employed as a trusted and much-appreciated bookkeeper at Bert and Mac’s Cycle until his retirement in 1995.
Alfie was a keen sportsman. In his younger days, he was actively involved in several sports, especially cricket, field hockey and tennis, the last of which he continued to enjoy till recently. Even when he could not actively participate, he continued to enjoy the camaraderie at the Lethbridge Tennis Club of which he was the Treasurer.
Alfie had a cheerful disposition and was happiest in the company of friends. He cherished his friendships and had a phenomenal memory for people and events long gone by. In his spare time, he enjoyed pottering around in his garden, growing far more than he and Hyacinth could use, to the benefit of his friends.
Alfie led a contented life enjoying the simple things in life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Vigil Rites and a celebration of Alfie’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 8:00 p.m., with Francis Noronha and Prisca Baptista officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 318 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., with Father Tim Boyle, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital (Cancer Clinic), 960 – 19 Street. S. Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
1935 - 2009
The family of RUTH HELEN COLLIER sadly announces her passing on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 73 years.
Ruth was born to Thomas and Sybil Goldthorpe, on July 24, 1935, in Taber, AB. She grew up and did her schooling in Taber. She met Wells Collier and they were married on August 1, 1952. They raised a large family of nine kids and also raised two grandchildren as their own. They spent their first year of marriage in Calgary, and then moving on to Lethbridge, Hardieville, Raymond, Stirling and Taber. She enjoyed doing crafts, collecting dolls and collecting all of her miniature ornaments. Her door was always open and the tea was always on.
She is survived by her mother, Sybil Goldthorpe, her children, Raymond, Ricky (Debbie), Randy, Gary (Deb), Michelle (Jim), Greg (Karen), Shanon (Keli), Charlene (Shaun), Troy (Tara), Robbie, Chantel (Randy); 21 grandchildren and one on the way, 24 great grandchildren and one on the way. Her sister, Beth Martens (George-deceased), brothers, Dave (Joyce) and Alan (Syd).
She was predeceased by her father Thomas Goldthorpe, her husband, Wells Collier, her granddaughter Sharla Collier, son in-law, Dave Duncan, sister, Ruby Madsen (Leo), brother, Glen Goldthorpe (Rana).
Mom lived her life loving her family. She will be dearly missed. Mom we love you!!
A Funeral Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. 2223 – 6 Avenue A. North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 1:00 P.M., with Bishop Richard Martinell officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
1926 - 2009
MR. DONALD JAMES CARTER, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lillian Carter, passed away at the Edith Cavell Nursing Home on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
He is survived by his family; Donna(Michael) Figone and Walter “Jim” (Dawn) Krautner of California, Bruce (Tammy) Krautner and Robert (Judy) Krautner of Australia and Wendy and Eddy of Alberta, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Donald was predeceased by his wife Lil.
He was born in Lethbridge on November 14, 1926. After completing school he became a meat cutter for a local store, Donald went on to own his own store in Pincher Creek before returning to Lethbridge where he worked for Loblaws and finally at Safeways. He loved to fish, especially fly fishing. Donald also tied his own fly’s and also sold them for many years. He was a loving father who will be missed by his family and friends.
At Donald’s request a private family service will be held at a later date.
In memory of Donald, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7.
1943 - 2009
CARL CHASE, beloved husband of Sheryl Chase, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on January 23, 2009 at the age of 66 years.
Carl was born in Jemseg, NB on January 10, 1943. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1960 and served on tribal class destroyers until his discharge in 1963. In 1964 Carl joined the Canadian Army and served until 1966 in the Signal Corp as a signalman. After discharge Carl moved to Fort McMurray where he worked in business with his brothers and later as a property manager. While in Fort McMurray, he developed a lifelong love for the game of golf and was active in the early development of Miskinaw Golf Course. Carl moved to Lethbridge in 1993and worked with the Corp of Commissionaires until his retirement. In retirement, Carl continued to enjoy fishing and golfing, especially with his brother Ron on trips to New Brunswick, travel to Hawaii with Sheryl and caring for his “zoo” at home. Carl was an outgoing person who made many friends and will be remembered for his quick smile, easy going nature and the joy he found in the small things in life. He will be sadly missed, and leaves to mourn his loving wife Sheryl; brothers Ron (Mary),Bill (Glenna), and Bob; sisters Joyce (Bob Finamore) and Alwyn Hygaard; sister in laws Pat (Dennis Miller), Jean Lowe, Judy (Tim Baxter), Flora (Dave Bray); Brother in laws Warren Fifield (Deb) and Jim Fifield (Edie)as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl had a kind heart and soft spot for animals and will be missed by his walking companion “little Scoot” Carl was predeceased by his mother Alice and father Cecil Chase and brother in law, Russ Hygaard and father in law John Fifield.
A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at a later date in accordance with Carl’s wishes.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society (SPCA), Box 783, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 3Z6.
MRS. MARY COOK (nee Mecz), beloved wife of the late Aaron Cook, passed away at the Extendicare in Lethbridge on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the age of 98 years.
Mary came to Canada from Hungary at the age of 20 years. She married Aaron Cook on November 23, 1930 and they lived in the Coaldale area. Through the years they also lived in Rosedale Ferry, East Coulee and New Dayton, finally settling in Lethbridge. She was predeceased by two sons, Aaron John in 1934 and Jerry Edward in 1936; and her husband Aaron in 1982.
She is survived by two sons, Joseph and Donald (Beatrice) of Lethbridge; one daughter, Susan (Morley) Roelofs of Calgary; 5 grandchildren, Jerry (Sharon Russ) Cook, Carol (Nick) Toth, Jackie Medaris, Candace (Scott) McGovern, Darren (Melody Guckert) Roelofs and 11 great-grandchildren. Mary leaves behind a niece, Margaret (Wayne) Gray and their family of Vancouver, as well as relatives in Hungary.
A Funeral Service will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH 2011 – 15 Ave. N., Lethbridge on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9, or a charity of one’s choice.