1928 - 2008
FERN MORRISON passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Sunday, June 22, 2008.
Fern was born March 13, 1928 in Moose Jaw, SK to Purvis and Mary Wilson (Kerr).
Fern was predeceased by her mother Mary Wilson, father Purvis Wilson, husband Will Morrison and three brothers Jack, Ron and Albert Wilson.
Fern is survived by her two sons Brent (Chris), grandsons Jason and Jonathan, and Darcy (Ricki), step grandchildren Matthew and Shannon (Greg) and great grandson Jarron.
Fern worked in several different retail positions, her first being with her mother in Joiners retail store in Moose Jaw. Fern also served eight years in the RCAF and was posted in France, Comox, B.C., Goose Bay, LB and Winnipeg, MB, where she met and married Robert John Willkie "Will" Morrison.
Fern was a warm loving mother who would do anything for her family, and enjoyed bowling with the girls on Tuesday mornings for years. Fern was a very private person but once you got to know her you could not help but love her.
Fern will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
No service will be held at the family’s request.
1914 - 2008
HUGH LOGAN MELVIN, beloved husband of the late Mazie Melvin, passed away at the Lethbridge Extendicare on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at the age of 93 years.
He is survived by his nieces, nephews and their spouses.
Besides his loving wife Mazie, Hugh was predeceased by his parents Agnes Melvin-Garett and Hugh Melvin, brothers Bill Melvin, Jim Melvin and Alex Melvin and sisters Jean Willcocks and Nancy Mossey.
Hugh was born on July 5, 1914 in Lethbridge, AB. He served in WWII from 1941 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Army Services Corp. He served in Canada, the UK and Continental Europe. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Army Navy Vets Club and the Minors Library. Hugh worked for the Provincial Government before retiring.
A Celebration of Hugh’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, May 23, 2008 at 10:30 A.M.
Special thanks to all the “staff” at Extendicare Nursing Home for their caring of Hugh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Extendicare, 1821 – 13th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2V4.
ANNA MYNDIO, beloved mother and grandmother and great grandmother of the extended Myndio family passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the age of 78 years.
Anna is survived by her loving children: Joe (Helen) Myndio, Bob (Therese) Myndio, Stan Myndio, Linda (Rod) Dixson, Tom (Heather) Myndio and Michael (Christina) Myndio and all of their children. She is also survived by her sister Sophia McMahon and sister-in-law Katharyna Sztym.
Anna believed in family and worked very hard to raise them. Her love of cooking, dancing, singing, crocheting, reading and playing cards will be missed by all.
A private family service will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers for Anna, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 - 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
1922 - 2008
MRS. MARGARET CAROLINE MEIDINGER (nee Cowan), died peacefully, Tuesday, March 25th, at the Calgary Foothills Medical Centre after a brief and sudden illness.
She was born October 28, 1922, in Hanna, Alberta, to parents, Harry and Lena, and resided on the family ranch in the Handhills until 1941. Her sense of adventure led her to seek varied employment in Calgary, Toronto and Cranbrook. An avid sports fan and golfer, it was there at the Cranbrook Golf Course that she met her future husband Edwin when he was on holidays. They soon married and resided in Lethbridge where Ed had his business. For many years they were active members of the Lethbridge Golf and Country Club. One of her prized memorabilia was a gold putter she received for getting a hole-in-one there. Although she gave up her golf a few years ago, Margaret remained an active lady. She was a member of the Lethbridge Seniors’ Centre walking group and attended aquacize and yoga classes.
Margaret is survived by Robin (George) Whealton of Vero Beach, Florida, Rick (Marilyn) Meidinger of Kamloops, BC, Joanne (Ken) Wells of Brooks, AB, and Carol Thomas (Perry Rebitt) of Calgary, AB. She is also survived by her grandchildren, whom she adored, Debbie, Sandra, Laura, Ashleigh, Rachael and Sydney.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Ed, her parents and three brothers Foster, Burton and George.
The family would like to thank the Emergency Response Team and the Staff at the Brooks Medical Centre, STARS Air Ambulance and the CICU unit at the Foothills Medical Centre for their care and attention during her stay.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Sunday March, 30, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Monday March 31, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with the Venerable Ken Wells officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1 or to the Helen Schuler Coulee Centre.
1930 - 2008
MR. DONALD GILBERT MCCAIG of Lethbridge passed peacefully away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the age of 77 years.
He is survived by his siblings; Ruby Brooks of Riverton, MB, Gladys Berglund of Lethbridge, Sharon (Herb) Sommerfeld of Wetaskawin, his twin brother Ronald (Hazel) McCaig of Canoe, B.C., Gordon McCaig of Calgary, Ray (Anne) McCaig of Canoe, B.C. and Gerald (Laverne) McCaig of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Lillian and nephew Kenny.
Donald was born on April 12, 1930 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and was raised and educated in Lethbridge. He later moved to Wetaskawin with his family and then returned back to Lethbridge where he resided until his passing.
Donald was a huge Oilers fan and loved to play crib. His sense of humour will be fondly remembered by his family and friends.
No formal Funeral will be held in Lethbridge.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at EVERGREEN MEMORIAL GARDENS, 16102 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.
In memory of Donald, donations may be made to the Edith Cavell Care Centre, 1255 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0V6.
JOESPH LEON MUSZKO
JOESPH LEON MUSZKO, of Coaldale, beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, entered into rest peacefully in the hands of God on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the age of 58 years.
He is survived by his loving children Kristin Muszko (Martijn Thijssen) of Redcliff, AB, Chandra Muszko Rider (Chad Rider) of Sylvan Lake, AB and Ashley Muszko (Justin Mayo) of Lloydminster, AB as well as 2 grandchildren Julia and Isabelle. He is also survived by his sister Mary Ann (Murray) Cream of Medicine Hat, AB, niece Tammy (Clint) Mayer of Raymond, AB and their family, Regan, Greg and baby, one nephew Murray Jr. of Fort St. John, B.C. as well as his uncle John and aunt Flo Buziak and numerous other relatives and friends.
Our Dad was a family man with a gentle loving heart, taking nothing for granted. His wise words and actions guided his family, teaching them the importance of being humble and forgiving. He was a proud father and grandfather, always making sacrifices to bring others pleasure. He loved to travel, any opportunity to explore a new world. Recently he traveled with his sister and her family to Cuba, an experience he would not soon forget. His playful spirit was encouraging and his patience was never ending. Some of his favourite things to do included looking at cars, working with wood and playing a game of chess, Kaiser or Trouble with a Motts Clamato in his hand. He will be desperately missed and remain close in our hearts! We love you Dad!
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
MRS. MARY MALEC, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Malec of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the age of 86 years.
She is survived by her children; Roy (Sharon) Malec of Lethbridge, Frank Malec of Lethbridge and Diane (Art) Wocknitz of Magrath, grandchildren; Janice (Scott) Beck of Cochrane, Joan (Kirk) Frenzel of Magrath, Judy (Bob) Weing of Lethbridge, Joyce (Shane) Knox of Provost, AB, Melissa Malec (Alan DeLeon) of Edmonton and Erin Malec of Lethbridge, great grandchildren; Matthew and Cierra Beck, Colton, Bronwynn and Tianna Frenzel, Kelsey and Kassidy Weing, and Kaitlyn and Cody Knox. She is also survived by her sister Anne Stanko of Lethbridge, brother Bill (Georgette) Hricise of Lethbridge and 5 nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her husband John in 1987.
Mary was born in Kuzmino, Czechoslovakia and moved with her family to Canada in 1937. In 1941 she met and married her husband John. They bought a farm in Diamond City where they farmed for a number of years before moving to Lethbridge in 1949.
She enjoyed baking; her prune and cheese filled buns were always welcomed on bake tables, so were her squares and pies and there was always a good supply of home made bread on hand. Over the years she attended regular church services and enjoyed singing in the choir. She took a loving interest in her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren. She was there when they were born, christened and watched them take their first steps. It was mom’s way of life and memories of her we will always treasure and cherish.
A Funeral Parastasis will be held at SS. PETER & PAUL’S GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH, 640 – 12 ‘C’ Street North, Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at SS. PETER & PAUL’S GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Mark Bayrock Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Mary, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W. Calgary, AB T3B 6A8.
1954 - 2008
TADZIO JOSEPH “TED” MAGIEROWSKI, beloved partner of Sandra Furlonger of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the age of 53 years.
He is survived by his mother Anna (Frank) Bartosek of Lethbridge, sisters Mary (Leroy) Hovey of Winfield, B.C., brothers Bill (Jean) Magierowski of Edmonton, Tony (Heather) Magierowski of Lethbridge and Tim Bartosek of Lethbridge as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his 2 aunts Olga Hamza and Lily Szpendyk of Lethbridge and 3 uncles and their families in Poland.
Ted was predeceased by his father Juzef in 1959 and grandparents Anton and Maria Magierowski and Gregory and Maria Szpendyk.
Ted began his life in Raymond, Alberta on September 16, 1954. He was the third of four children born to Anna and Juzef Magierowski and the first to be born in his parent’s new country, Canada. He pursued an early career as an electrician, spending time in Northern and Central Alberta. Upon moving back to Southern Alberta he took an interest in agriculture which took him to Lethbridge Community College and resulted in a career as an agronomic specialist. At the time of his passing he had been employed at Viterra in Fort Macleod since 1995. He was well respected by his colleagues and clients for his agronomic knowledge and loyalty to friends and family. His expertise and professionalism earned him recognition as top sales consultant. Ted was a gentle, engaging man with a great sense of humour. He was an avid outdoorsman and an excellent athlete with a special passion for golf and fishing. Ted will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he touched.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, February 4, 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 Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Raul Hernandez Celebrant.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
1928 - 2008
It is with great sadness that the family of JIM MCCLUNG announce his passing on Saturday, January 19, 2008 after a brief illness.
Jim was born January 29, 1928 in Cardston Alberta. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycles, particularly with friends and family, throughout his life. He travelled Canada and the United States as a youth before marrying his sweetheart, Monte Lou Cahoon and settling down to raise six children, with unconditional love and patience. He was a kind and gentle soul who leaves behind a grieving family and many good friends.
Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Monte, his children; Deborah, Dave (Michi) McClung, Laurel (Terry) Mrozowich, Jan (Alvin) Valin, Sandy (Kevin) Sanderson and Ted, grandchildren; Nicole and Robert McClung, Ryan and Tyler Mrozowich, Jamie (Tamara), Marcie and Alan Valin, Chris, Stacy, Kate, Mike, Nick and Jason Sanderson, Kyla, Katie and Kataya McClung and great-grandchild Dexter Cole Valin and his sister Audrey (Gary) Brown.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Robert and Effie McClung, brothers Owen and Robert, sisters Lorna, Fanny and Helen and one granddaughter Jennifer May.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects and share their memories of Jim with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, January 24, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7, Lethbridge Senior Citizen’s Organization, 500 – 11th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4G7, or to a charity of your choice.
MR. GEORGE MABIN, beloved husband of Mrs. Annette Mabin, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his children; Bruce (Laura) Mabin of Creston, B.C., David Mabin of Lethbridge and Jennifer (Trevor) Todd of Kelowna, B.C., step-daughters Colleen (Dave) Sullivan of Hardisty, AB and Paulette Shields of Lethbridge as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret, brothers Bill and Tom, sisters May and Peggy, wife Jamesina “Ina”, granddaughter Haley Sullivan and step-son Frederick Neville.
George immigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1957 with his wife Ina and two sons Dave and Bruce. George settled in Lethbridge and recertified as a journeyman electrician. George worked for Southern Electrical, Parsons Electric and of most recent, the City of Lethbridge Electric Department until retirement. In 1969, Ina passed away and in 1974 George married Annette Rose Neville and was happily married. George belonged to Revellers, the Royal Canadian Legion and Barber Shoppers. George enjoyed cross country skiing, bowling, golfing and fishing.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:30 A.M.
In memory of George, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or to a charity of your choice.
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of ALLEN MAROSE at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Allen is survived by three daughters Janet (Brian) Lamond of Lethbridge, Judy (Henry) Thiessen of Calgary and Doreen (Victor) Rogalsky of Coaldale, two sisters Edith Holstine and Faye (Joe) Verwimp , brother Norman (Ruby) Marose all of Taber, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Emily, brother Douglas and sisters Lauretta Chapman and Dorothy Johnson.
Allen farmed for 63 years, 6 miles south of Taber before moving to the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
At Allen’s request, no service will be held.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE. Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.