1928 - 2008
MURIEL FATH, beloved wife of Harvey Fath, of Lethbridge, formerly of Champion, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the age of 80 years.
Besides her loving husband of 57 years, she is survived by her children Brian (Kay) of Champion, Dianne (Jim) Isaak of Lethbridge, Wayne (Sharon) of Lethbridge and Gary (Kim) of Lacombe, 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by Harvey’s family; Helen Strauss, Philip (Kaye) Fath, Robert (Joyce) Fath and Allan (Pat) Fath.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Muriel was born on February 2, 1928 in Pouce Coupe, B.C., the only child of Stanley and Mary McEachern. She grew up in Lethbridge and Calgary, where she met her husband Harvey Fath; they were married on May 30, 1950. Muriel and Harvey lived on their farm for 40 years before retiring to Lethbridge in November 1991. She enjoyed several pastimes including golf, bowling, knitting, reading and crossword puzzles.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Mr. Cliff Bogdan officiating.
Interment to follow at a later date in the Champion Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice.
1916 - 2008
“Trust in the Lord with all Thy heart and lean not unto Thy own understanding. In all Thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct Thy paths.”
IRENE FROUWS (nee Nagy), beloved wife of John Frouws, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
Irene was born at home in Diamond City on August 17, 1916. After completing a hair dressing course, Irene had a wide range of customers, including the “madams” of Lethbridge’s red light district. She met Johnny when she was a teenager and they married in 1943 while he was on a military leave.
During the war years, she worked in food services for TCA Airlines. After WWII, she and Johnny bought a veterans home on Dieppe Blvd and they proceeded to raise a family. Irene was a very generous, loving and resourceful person who always made sure that her family ate well and dressed nicely. She was also an avid gardener. Together, she and Johnny won Canada’s best veterans vegetable and flower garden trophy five consecutive years. Over the years they climbed every coulee east of the Oldman River from the High Level Bridge to Alexander Park, picking luscious Saskatoon berries. Because she loved being around young children, Irene spent many enjoyable and memorable hours babysitting. For several years she and Johnny donated generously to various local and overseas organizations. Many hours were spent being a volunteer Sunday school teacher at Southminster United Church and a volunteer hair stylist at the Edith Cavell Care Centre.
Besides her loving husband of 64 years, Irene is survived by her daughters Carol and Diane and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Steve and Verona Nagy and her siblings; Sandy, Steve, Mary, Lewis and Mitch.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Glen Habkirk officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Irene, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
MRS. AURORA FTICHAR, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Ftichar of Swift Current, SK passed away suddenly at home in Lethbridge on Monday, February 4, 2008 at the age of 87 years.
She is survived by her children John (Brenda) Ftichar of Lethbridge and Jacqueline (Wayne) Morley of Lethbridge, grandchildren Peter and Paul Ftichar and Kurt and Kirsten Morley and great granddaughter Matija Ftichar.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 2002.
Aurora loved her family, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She had a great love of life and had an outgoing personality that many were attracted to. She enjoyed her daily walks with her neighbours and was an uplifting person. Aurora was a devout Christian and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-habitants of the Legion Terrace apartments.
A Funeral Service will be held in Swift Current, SK at a later date.
MRS. EMELIA DOROTHY FROHLICK, beloved wife of Mr. Al Frohlick, passed away in Calgary at the Foothills Hospital on Monday October 22, 2007 at the age of 73 years.
Besides her loving husband Al, Emelia is survived by her three sons; Darrell (Ingrid) and their family, Doug (Wendy) and their family and Greg (Cecelia) and their family.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASILS’ CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13th Street North, Lethbridge, on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle Celebrant.
Cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
MR. JOSEPH STANLEY FILGAS, beloved husband of Mrs. Yvonne Filgas, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, October 13th, 2007 at the age of 82 years.
Besides his loving wife Yvonne, he will be forever sadly missed by his daughter Susan (Adrian) Landtwing of Baar, Switzerland, son Rod (Tami) Filgas of Calgary and his adored grandson Zack of Calgary. He is also survived by his siblings Kay, Marlene, Elaine, Walter and Tom.
He was predeceased by his mother and father Michael and Ada and brothers David and Ken.
Stan will be remembered as an energetic, good natured person who liked to keep active, his passion for travel surprised many and gave him countless memorable experiences in his life. His love of family, helpfulness, fun loving spirit and high sense of responsibility are just a few of Stan’s many fine attributes which will keep him close in the hearts of the many family and friends who loved Stan.
Special thanks to the excellent staff on Cavel Court at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, your dedication and compassion are truly appreciated.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Stan, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
BETTY FRIG (NEE PITT), loving wife of E.W. Roy Frig of Lethbridge and mother of Len (Dyane) Frig of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the age of 77 years.
Besides her loving husband E.W. Roy Frig, Betty is survived by son Len (Dyane) Frig and their children Heather (Brian) Reche and Krystal as well as great granddaughter Kylie of Salt Lake City, Utah. Betty is also survived by a sister Lil Hegland of Lethbridge, brothers Bill (Kay) Pitt and Clarence Pitt of Calgary, sisters-in-law Betty Pitt of Coleman and Marlene (Dean) Phillips of Atlanta, Georgia, brother-in-law Jerald (Dorothy) Frig of Vancouver, B.C. and all their families. She was a special “Auntie” to neices and nephews in Calgary, children of sister Dorothy.
She was predeceased by her parents Arthur & Dora-Ann, sisters Kath (Louie) Poch and Dorothy (Bob) Welsh and as well her brothers Alfie Pitt and Ceril (Tina) Pitt.
Betty was affectionately known as “George” by Lil’s family and “Old Girl” by her husband E.W. “Roy” (also known as “Old Boy” by Betty). She had a warm greeting for all her nieces and nephews even though she didn’t see some of them very often; you know who you are. Betty had a special place in her heart for her son Len but was unable to spend as much time with him and his wife Dyane as she would have liked. She had a great love for her grandchildren Heather and Krystal and her beautiful great granddaughter Kylie. The love was always felt even though they were many miles away. She will also be missed by the special girls across the street who called her Maw, a wide group of young people around Alberta and B.C, many who also called her Maw. Betty always seemed to have an extra bean in the pot at meal time and a bed downstairs for everyone from out of town. She will be known to members of the Labor Club, Miners Library and patrons of the Centre Village Mall and north side Dairy Queen for her boisterous and friendly ways.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Cancer Clinic, the 4th floor nursing staff and all others who were there for them.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
A private family Interment will precede the service.
1921 - 2009
MR. JOHN WILLIAM MARIEA HAM, beloved husband of Mrs. Corry Ham, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 6, 2009 at the age of 87 years.
Besides his loving wife Corry, John is survived by his children; Dale (Brenda) Ham of Calgary, AB, Cathy (Ray) Marco of Dunmore, AB, Anita (Terry) Jones of Delburne, AB and Teresa (Scott) Daw of Edmonton, AB; eight grandchildren, Christopher and Jenna Ham, Colin and Stephen Marco, Doug and Dayna Jones, Darren (Danielle) and Cameron Daw. He is also survived by three sisters, Mies, Willy and Ineke and numerous nieces and nephews in the Netherlands.
He was predeceased by son John, parents, four brothers and one sister.
John was born on December 5, 1921 in Hazerswoude, The Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in August of 1949 and arrived in Quebec and later moved to Alberta in 1950. He met and married his wife Corry and they had five children together.
John worked in the dairy industry, where he worked for 15 years for Purity Dairy and 15 years for Palm Dairies in Lethbridge.
John was elected and worked eight years as a member of the Coalhurst School Advisory Board, and an assistant leader of the Park Lake Beef Club. He was member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 20 years, the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, Council #9280 and a 4th degree Knight for over 20 years.
Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Dennis McDonald officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Fernando Genogaling, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of John, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 355 Columbia Blvd. W. Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8.
DR. JOSEPH HOPE
DR. JOSEPH HOPE, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Anne Hope of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at the age of 65 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by daughters Paula and Debra; their husbands Francois and Sean; and their children Lauren, Julia, Gillian and Elizabeth.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, #301, 620 Colborne Street, London, ON, N6B 3R9.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
March 18, 1965 - December 5, 2008
SHELLY HEALY of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday December 5, 2008 at the age of 43 years.
Shelly leaves to mourn her boys Elton Sr. (Jasmene), Anton(Lisa), John(Kirby). Her Grandchildren Tazmen Healy, Elton Jr. Healy, Aiden SunWalk, Ozarious Healy and Kaythan Healy and her father Jim Hunt.
A Wake Service will be held at St. Paul's ANGLICAN Church, Cardston, AB on Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Paul's ANGLICAN Church, Cardston, AB on Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with the Venerable Sidney Black Officiating. Interment to follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.
ROBERT “BOB” HILL, beloved husband of Gladys Hill, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the age of 83 years.
Besides his loving wife, Gladys, Bob is survived by his family Ronald (Mary) Hill of Texas; Bruce (Lisa) Hill of Texas; Kimberlee Hill of Colorado; Wayne (Chalean) Bates of Mississauga, Ontario; Bruce (Marilyn) Bates of Lethbridge; Sharon (Trevor) Walkden of Kelowna, B.C.; Nancy (Simon) Pitts of Chilliwack, B.C.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and his brother, Russell Hill of La Jolla, California.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
In Memory of Bob, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
MARY FRANCES HUBER, of Coaldale, AB, beloved sister of Rose (Lawrence) Bates of Calgary; Ann (Martin) Hudecek of Coaldale; and Clara (Arnold) Bodie of Coaldale, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, November 17, 2008.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Mary Frances (Steve) Tingley of Calgary; Shannon Bates of Hamilton; Laurie Bates (John La Prairie) of Toronto; Greg Bates of Calgary; Christine (Ken) Rogers of Lethbridge; Caroline Hudecek Cuffe (Martin Cuffe) of Edmonton; Michael (Wendy) Hudecek of Calgary; Nadine (David) Granson of Coaldale; Carla (Terry) Palmer of Coaldale; and Curtis (Jackie) Bodie of Calgary and 12 great nieces and nephews. She was a special mother to all her nieces and nephews and spent many hours with them. Mary is also survived by her many friends.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, uncle Joe Sehlinger and an infant sister at birth.
Mary was a long time faithful member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was also a member of the C.W.L. She was a Eucharistic Minister for several years, assisted at the soup kitchen, and volunteered for the parish office. Music was always a special part of her life and she sang in the St. Ambrose choir for years.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, AB on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23rd Avenue, Coaldale, AB on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Tomy Manjaly Celebrant. Cremation to follow.
In Memory of Mary, donations may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.