D’AL ILLES, beloved husband of Lee Illes of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the age of 54 years.
Besides his loving wife Lee, D’al is survived by his son Brent Illes of Calgary and step-sons Christopher, Nathan and David of Lethbridge.
He is also survived by his mother Irene Illes of Brantford, Ontario and his sister Laura (Robin) Richardson of York, Ontario.
A private family service will be held at D’al’s request.
In Memory of D’al, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society (SPCA), Box 783, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 3Z6.
STANLEY DOUGLAS JAMIESON
STANLEY DOUGLAS JAMIESON passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Private services will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 2J1. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777.
VERA WINIFRED JONES, beloved wife of the late Cy Jones of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the age of 88 years.
The Family of the late Vera Jones would like to invite friends to a Celebration of Life to be held at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS (Near Enmax Centre) 2410 – 28th Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday (Today) May 19, 2009 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
1916 - 2009
WENDELL ALEXANDER JONES, beloved husband of the late Ethel Jones passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 03, 2009 at the age of 93 years.
Wendell was the loving father of Gary (Laine) Jones of Calgary AB and Wendy (Ross) Charlesworth of High River AB. He was a devoted grandfather to Sarah and Michael Jones, Joel Charlesworth and Jamie (Derek) Chamberlain, and a caring great grandfather to Jasmine Charlesworth and Eddie Chamberlain. He is also survived by his sister and best friend Toni (late Stan) Fraser of Lethbridge AB.
Wendell was predeceased by his wife and lifelong companion Ethel Jones, son Kenneth Jones, sister Wilma Shields and close friends Henry and Bert.
Wendell was born in 1916 in Johnstown North Dakota and was raised and educated in the Diamond City area. In December of 1941 he married his soul mate Ethel and joined the RCAF only a year later, serving his country overseas until 1946. After returning to Canada he and his wife moved to Park Lake and started their family. Wendell spent his life working for the LNID, retiring in Lethbridge in 1980 where he lived until the present time. Wendell was a crossword puzzle enthusiast and a very avid reader, conquering novel after novel right up until a few months before his passing. As well, he enjoyed gardening, bowling and working with his hands, doing everything from building his own home to helping the family with projects.
His welcoming smile and great sense of humor will be remembered by all, in particular the special friends he made at River Ridge.
At Wendell’s request there will be a private family service to be held at a later date.
If desired, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 438 – 10th ST. N. Lethbridge AB. T1H 2C7.
1962 - 2008
CHERYL JOHNSTON, beloved wife of Mike Johnston of Lethbridge, and mother to Marcus of Coalhurst and Brianna (Evan) Seitz of Medicine Hat, passed away at the Calgary Foothills Hospital on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the age of 46 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her mother Edith Faye Cheetham of Calgary, three brothers and one sister, Jim (Beverly) Cheetham, Mike (Kristyn) Cheetham and Doug (Colleen) Birch Cheetham all of Calgary, Kathy (Brian) Mason of Williams Lake, BC, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends Erv & Joanne Fehr and family and her pets Tazz and Wicket.
Cheryl was predeceased by her father Stan.
Cheryl will be forever loved and forever missed by her family Friends and all those who knew her.
Cheryl was born in Calgary, Alberta on March 22, 1962, to Stan and Faye Cheetham.
She was welcomed by brothers Jim, Mike, Doug, and sister Kathy. She was greatly loved by all. And from the day she was born she was welcomed by the Murray family. Cheryl brought a lot of laughter and joy into the Cheetham home. She attended school at Colonel Sanders Elementary School moved on to Sir John A. MacDonald Junior High School and Graduated High School from John G. Diefenbaker High School. She was a bright light in everyone’s life she touched. Her smile and laughter lit up every room she came into. Cheryl, her family and very special family friends, the Dytes and the Simas spent many weekends camping in the Waiporous Area near Cochrane, Alberta. They also spent Christmases and other holidays together.
Cheryl grew up with a loving family, brothers who teased her mercilessly, and a sister who has always been her best friend.
She met her husband Mike in 1979, while working at Woodwards in Market Mall in Calgary. They were married on August 22, 1981. Cheryl and Mike lived for nearly a year in Calgary, and then in June 1982, they moved to The Lethbridge Area where they began their careers, Mike in Television and Cheryl with AGT. Just over a year later, they took on new challenges in Regina, Saskatchewan. In the six years they were in Saskatchewan, they were blessed with many things. Good friends, and most of all in January1987 their first child Marcus Andrew was born. About a year and a half later they received another blessing. Brianna Marie was born in August 1988. They lived in Regina for a few more years, moving back to Calgary to be closer to family. They lived in Calgary for about a year and half. They were drawn back to the Lethbridge area, to the small town of Coalhurst, where their children went to school. Cheryl and Mike were very involved with school activities as it kept them close to their children. They watched their children grow and prosper in Coalhurst. Many of the kids’ friends called Cheryl, Mom, and children loved to come by the Johnston home for good meals and lots of conversation.
Cheryl and her family loved soccer. Both Marcus and Brianna played soccer for well over fifteen years for fun and competition. Cheryl loved to be close to her family, and soccer travel provided the family with lots of trips around Canada. From Kelowna to St. John’s Newfoundland, Cheryl travelled to see her children play.
Her real love was always children. She wanted to help children with learning problems and started a new career at Coalhurst Elementary School, as a Teacher Assistant.
She went back to University and received her Teacher’s Assistant Certificate. She worked while she was in school and graduated the U of C with honours. She continued her work as a Teacher’s Assistant in Coalhurst, where she specialized in helping children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and other severely challenged children.
Cheryl was so proud of her children and family. Marcus continued with his education and his soccer at the University of Lethbridge, their daughter, Brianna, was married last year to Evan Seitz and they now reside in Medicine Hat where she is following in her mother’s footsteps, pursuing a career as an Educational Assistant. At the time of her passing, Cheryl was looking forward to returning to Coalhurst Elementary and continuing on with her career as a Teacher’s Assistant. We cherish every moment we had together with you, Cheryl.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal
And death is only a horizon;
And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight
A Funeral Service will be held at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710-College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating. Cremation to follow.
In memory of Cheryl, memorial donations may be made to the Ventricular Assist Device Program, c/o Foothills Hospital, 1403-29th Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 2T8 or S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.
1916 - 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend EDNA VIOLET JENSEN (nee Williams).
Edna was born on May 23, 1916 in Richfield, Idaho.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son Art (Clara), grandchildren Renee (Kent) Griffith and Darin (Carlee) Jensen, five great grandchildren; Kirk, Cameron, Brook, Morgan and Dylan, sisters Ruby Douglas and Myrtle Younie, sister-in-law Hilda Wilson as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Alfred, sons Elmer and Dale, parents John and Violet Williams, brothers Henry and George as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law.
At Edna’s request, cremation and a private family service will take place.
In memory of Edna, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.
MRS. KAY JENSEN, beloved wife of the late “Byng” Jensen, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with her family at her side on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Kay leaves to cherish her memory her children Bob (Marj) Jensen of Calgary, Pat Bodnar of Picture Butte, Gloria (Irv) Martens of Lethbridge as well as 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Ron (Neva) Aitken of Pincher Creek, Helen Charlesworth of Picture Butte, Gail (Sallie) Aitken of Aldergrove and Bev (Len) Herring of Lethbridge.
She was predeceased by her parents, one sister Sheila Zonneveld, one grandson Sean Martens and one son-in-law Bill Bodnar.
Kay worked for Automatic Electric and was a loyal member of the Picture Butte Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Royal Purple for the past 50 years. The most important thing to Kay was her family and friends. Her other passions included curling, travelling and volunteering. However, what brought Kay great pleasure was her ability to bake, quilt, knit and crochet wonderful handmade gifts which she lovingly shared with all.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Elizabeth Brown officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are graciously declined, those who wish may donate to a charity of one’s choice.
DALE JAFFARY of Lethbridge, beloved father of Jason Jaffary of Lethbridge and Jocelyn Jaffary of Oyama, B.C., passed away at home on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the age of 58 years.
Besides his loving children, Dale is survived by his grandchildren Rylee and Tayler, brother Ken (Alice) Jaffary of Lethbridge, sisters Marion Bourne of Edmonton and Barbara Skirten of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private Family Service will be held at a later date.
MRS. GLADYS JARVIE, beloved wife of Mr. Marshall Jarvie, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 21, 2007.
Besides her loving husband Marshall, Gladys is survived by her daughter Brenda (John) Czaga of Kitimat, B.C. and granddaughter Kayla Czaga of Victoria, B.C.
A Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 2:00 P.M.
David Delroy Jensen
1931 - 2007
David Delroy Jensen was born December 4, 1931 at Aetna, Alberta and passed away August 31, 2007 at Raymond, Alberta after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and all staff at the Raymond Long Term Care for the loving care and support given to Dave and family.
Dave was a gifted musician, and talented poet. He had a great love for the outdoors. He loved fishing and camping. He worked as a rancher and to him his job was play. What was most important to Dave was his family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Waltraud and their five children: Evelyn (Don) Laqua, Robert (Jennifer) Jensen, Andrew Jensen, Wayne (Debbie) Jensen, and Tammy (Erle) Teneycke, and 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. His parents, Hans Christian Jensen and Zina Skriver and four sisters and one brother and two grandchildren predeceased him. One sister, Elvira (Stanley) Fuller survives him.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 2 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Raymond Stake Centre Building, at Raymond, Alberta.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254 3 Ave S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0J9.
1918 - 2009
RITSUKO “RITS” KIMURA, beloved wife of the late Minoru Kimura, passed away quietly at the Brentwood Nursing Home in Calgary, AB, on Monday, June 8, 2009 at the age of 90 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her children George, Mikio, Aiko (Marshall), Phyillis and Vincent; and siblings Sadako Tagami; Toshiyuki, Sakae, Mary (Takayuki) and Susie (Minoru) Saruwatari and Jeannie Takahashi. Rits will be deeply missed by her seven grand children and eight great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
Rits is predeceased by her loving parents, her loving husband Minoru, son Isao, grandson Jason Marshall, siblings Kashiko, Toshiko (Ikari), Takayuki and Minoru. Rits was born November 15th 1918 in Kumamoto, Japan, the second daughter of Juzo and Ai Saruwatari. Juzo left Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1918 to homestead in Raymond, Alberta. Ai and Rits joined Juzo in Canada on January 2, 1923. Rits ably assisted her father with all manner of farm chores, and her mother in raising her many siblings.
If the goodness of an individual is based upon how others shine in her presence, then Rits is truly an enlightened and blessed soul. Her life was lived with “dignity and grace”. Funeral services will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Yasuo Izumi officiating. Attendees are invited to share refreshments immediately following the service. A private internment will take place at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond. In lieu of flowers and gifts, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
GLENN ALLAN KRAJEWSKI, of Lethbridge, passed away in the city, on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the age of 43 years. He is the loving son of Rose Krajewski of Lethbridge. He is also survived by brothers Andy, Ed (Marlene), Rick and sister Liz (Al) Beeber, all of Lethbridge. He is an uncle to nieces Kelli (Tylor) Harris, Kara (Darren) Boyd, nephews David, Daniel and Dylan. He was predeceased by his father John, and brother Kenneth.
Glenn loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, and hiking. Glenn loved to work on cars and keep his mother’s home and garden looking beautiful all year ‘round. Glenn always thought of others before himself. He was a servant to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed and his memories will live on forever in all our hearts.
Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, June 5th, 2009 from 6 PM to 7 PM. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 PM. Cremation, with a private interment to be held at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery.
Gone fishin’ with Kenny!