JOHN “TED” ARTHUR MCKNIGHT, beloved husband of Hellena McKnight, passed away on December 2, 2007 after a very short courageous battle with cancer.
Besides his loving wife of 43 years, Hellena, he is survived by his only son Bill, nephew Ken (Kim) Davis, great nieces Kara and Krista, step-sister Hazel, aunt Bessie Nelson as well as numerous cousins, extended family and many really great friends.
At Ted’s request there will be no service. A family gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 438-10 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 2C7.
Juan Miguel (Mike a.k.a. Cisco) Murillo
June 24, 1921 – November 10, 2007
JUAN MIGUEL (MIKE) MURILLO passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children, at the age of 86 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2007.
Mike grew up in Leciñena, Spain, in a family with five siblings. At the age of six he guarded and shepherded flocks of sheep in return for food for his family. He spent many nights alone on the mountain with his dog and herd and learned to overcome fear and life’s obstacles.
At 24, he met and married Candida Martinez Mayoral, and by the time his first child was born, he was embroiled in a civil war against Franco. He was captured and remained in prison for 11 months before he escaped with others to France where he found work at the iron foundry. He prepared and executed his plan for the arrival of his wife and child who were under constant surveillance. They remained in France for four years during which time his first son was born and before the promise of a good life in Canada beckoned him. The family arrived in Quebec City in 1952 where another child was born. Within 18 months the family had moved to their final destination of Alberta and completed their family with the birth of two more children.
Mike worked various jobs supporting his family including working in the mines until he landed a job with the City of Lethbridge as sanitation truck driver where he worked for 30 years before enjoying a long and healthy retirement.
Mike’s biggest passion was fishing with his family and multiple pets at the cabin they had owned for 40 years and in growing a productive vegetable garden. He welcomed his friends and acquaintances and his friendly charm and contagious energy were well known. Mike’s other talents included making a potent variety of wine, playing a mean game of canasta, and drinking from an old goat skin that accompanied him everywhere. If all else failed, Mike would be happy watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and arguing his political views.
Mike is survived by his five children; Millie, Mike, Marilyn (Bob Parker), Esther (Cal Schwartz) and Fiel (Mel Visser), Joy (former daughter-in-law); his four grandchildren, (Selena, Sylvia, Sarah and Michael) and great grandchild (Elijah).
Mike was predeceased by his beloved wife of 61 years, Candida Martinez Mayoral on June 29, 2007.
A special and heartfelt thank you is extended to the amazing staff at the Regional Cancer Clinic, Drs. Holland, Hebert and Kozan and the staff on Level 4C, for the care, compassion and sensitivity shown to the family and our dear “papa”. We would also like to acknowledge the excellent service provided by Cornerstone staff.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, donations in memory may be made to the “Mike Murillo - Caring Hearts Tribute Fund”, Radiation Therapy fund at the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 St South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5. To donate online, please go to www.caringhearts.ca .
Funds will be directed to the building project of radiation therapy unit at the Regional Hospital.
1914 - 2007
ELEONORA CAROLINA MILLER, beloved wife of Clarence Miller of Lethbridge formerly of Taber, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the age of 93 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her siblings; Freida Wilson of New Westminster, B.C., Margaret Klein of New Westminster, B.C., Alma Klipsch of Surrey, B.C., Gerdie Stade of Dashwood, ON, Elda Freer of Revelstoke, B.C., Charlotte Lowenberg of Windthorst, SK and Herb (Delores) Biesenthal of Broadview, SK, 2 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents Reinhart & Emma, 3 brothers Nick, Ted and Walter Biesenthal and sisters Alvina Olson, Martha Miller, Hilda Miller and Teresa Molson.
Eleonora was born June 16, 1914 near Kipling, SK. She was raised on the family farm and later educated at Concordia College to become a teacher. Eleonora taught at a number of public schools in Saskatchewan. Then she taught in Parochial Schools in Ottawa and later in Michigan. Eleonora met Clarence and they were married in 1959. They farmed together for over 20 years near Sibbald, AB. In 1979 they retired to Taber and moved to Lethbridge in 2005.
Eleonora was a loving and caring wife and friend who will be sadly missed. She was fond of music, playing the piano and accordion. She also enjoyed to sing. Eleonora loved to garden and cook, spending many wonderful hours doing both.
A Funeral Service will be held at PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4619 – 56th Avenue, Taber, AB on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jamie Waring officiating.
Interment to follow at Taber Cemetery.
In memory of Eleonora, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
ELAINE YVONNE MUELLER
1935 - 2007
ELAINE YVONNE MUELLER (nee Oates) passed away quietly surrounded by her family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Wednesday, August 22, 2007.
She is survived by her loving husband and partner of 51 years Ed Mueller, daughters Sherry Mueller-Kerber and Lori Brown both of Lethbridge, grandchildren; Tia (Steve) Mueller, Brandi Kerber, Michael Brown and Tony Brown, sisters Margaret Bodell and Brenda Burke and brothers Don and Gerry (Michelle) Oates.
She was predeceased by her parents Annie Martin (nee Shipston) and Charles Oates and sisters Dorothy Walkey and Barbara Joss.
Elaine was born on March 9, 1935 in Regina, SK and later moved to Lethbridge at the age of seven. After school, she worked as a bank teller and as a store clerk until deciding on a career with Alberta Government Telephones where she worked as an operator off and on until retirement in the 1990’s. Elaine was very proud of having managed a flowers shop for several months to help out a friend and took great joy in working at the Health Unit for several years. Ed and Elaine moved around Alberta throughout their marriage due to his various Royal Canadian Mounted Police postings and Elaine made many great friends. During that time her skills as a cook were always improving and her talent as a baker was well appreciated. Elaine also excelled at many different crafts including cross-stitch, sewing, ceramics and flower arranging. Other than her family, on whom she doted, Elaine had a passion for reading, devouring ten or more books a month.
Elaine will be sorely missed by her family and her friends.
Cremation, no formal service.
There will be an open house in her home at 2908 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, August 24, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Elaine’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
MR. RUDI MAASS, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Trudi Maass, passed away at the Fort Macleod Extendicare on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Rudi is survived by his son Brian (Shannon) and their children Riley and Hailey, niece and nephew Manfred and Norma and a sister Christa back in Germany.
A Private Funeral Service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge on Wednesday August 15, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.
Interment to follow at Archmount Cemetery.
CONNIE JANE MANY SHOTS
CONNIE JANE MANY SHOTS passed away in Calgary on Friday, August 3, 2007 at the age of 46 years.
A Wake Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Thursday, August 9, 2007 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. continuing at Terrance Many Shots residence, LR#14, Laverne, Blood Reserve.
A Funeral Service will be held at WHITE CALF CHAPEL, Standoff on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Standoff.
JOSEPH PAUL HENRI DENIS NADEAU
JOSEPH PAUL HENRI DENIS NADEAU beloved husband of Diane Evelyn Nadeau passed away at home on Saturday April 4, 2009 at the age of 61 years.
Besides his loving wife Diane, he is the father of Michelle (Del) Nikoleychuk and Karen Bottomley; grandson, Chad Nikoleychuk. He is also survived by: two brothers, six sisters and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents, Phil Telesphore and Marie Marthe.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. with Pastor Lloyd Kohl officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 2J or Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.
1926 - 2009
MARGARET K. NEUFELD beloved wife of the late Jacob K. Neufeld passed away at the St. Michaels Health Center on Saturday April 4, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
She is survived by her children; Mirium (Francis) Torscher of Raymond, Jacqueline Wallin of Calgary and Randy (Linda) Neufeld of Lethbridge; eight grandchildren; Tom (Gena) Kotke of Lethbridge, Darren (Debbie) Kotke of Raymond, Ramona (Tom) Gapp of St. Albert, Jerri (Owen) Peters of Lethbridge, Wade Forster of Calgary, Angie (Scott) Imler of Calgary, Amanda and Joshua Neufeld both of Lethbridge; eight great grandchildren: Adam Forster, Kennedy Imler, Matthew Imler, Zachary Kotke, Mikayla Kotke, Keana Kotke, Noah Gapp and Sarah Gapp; six brothers and two sisters and their respective families.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Jacob and her parents Peter and Margaret Friesen.
Margaret was born December 18, 1926 in McMahon, SK. After spending 8 of her early years in Mexico, she returned to Saskatchewan and married Jacob in 1944. They moved to Alberta where they raised their family and worked alongside each other. Together they were an inseparable team for over 62 years. Margaret was an avid gardener and a great bread maker. She was a very hard working woman who was a humble, modest person and was loved dearly by her family. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family and took great joy in the family get-togethers. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating. A Private Family Interment will precede the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542-7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1 or to the Canadian Blood Services, 210, 200 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4C9.
1948 - 2009
LINDA ANN NEIS, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre, after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at the age of 60 years. Linda is the loving wife of Jack Neis and the wonderful mother to Garnet (Lori), of Lethbridge, AB, Marty (Melissa), of Brooks, AB and the proud nana of Mackenzie, Jayson and Ross.
Linda is remembered by her siblings, Rose of Wetaskiwin, AB, Lawrence (Lorna) of Edmonton, AB, Ned (Barb) of Hobbema, AB, Glen (Antonette) of Calgary, AB, Marlene (Doug) of Cayley, AB, Pat (Sam) Goodfish Lake, AB Dennis (Loretta) of Lloydminster, AB, as well as her chosen family, parents Jim and Marion Mackenzie of Mirror, AB, and siblings, Herb (Laura) of Redwater, AB, Bonnie of Mirror, AB, Jim (Kim) of Beaumont, AB, Cindy (Ed) of Mirror, AB, and Murray (Cathy) of Red Deer, AB.
Linda is also survived by her brothers in-law Bill (Marlene) of Mirror, AB, Doug (Jeanne) of Spruce Grove, AB, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by biological parents Leonard and Julia Wolfe, sister Heather Mackenzie, father in-law, Henry Neis and mother in-law, Barbara Switner.
Linda was born November 9, 1948 in Lacombe, AB. Attending school in Mirror and Alix, graduating in 1969. In July of 1971, Linda married Jack, living in Edmonton and Spruce Grove until moving to Lethbridge in 1979, where she resided until her passing. Linda had a passion for crafts and did custom knitting and crocheting for many years. Linda enjoyed time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 19, 2009 At 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Mr. Cliff Bogdan, Officiating. Interment will take place at Mirror Cemetery.
No flowers by family request.
In Memory of Linda, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
1937 - 2008
JOHN “SOONER” NAKAMURA, of Coaldale, AB, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the age of 71 years.
John is survived by his son Clayton (Kerry) Nakamura and their children Megan, Nick and Carter, of Spruce Grove, AB; his son Richard Nakamura of Lethbridge; his daughter Charmaine Nakamura of Airdrie, AB; and their mother Ruby Nakamura of Airdrie, AB. John is also survived by his brother Bud Nakamura of Whitehorse, YK; his sisters Mary (Su) Yamamoto of Winnipeg, MB; his sister Mina Nakamura of Japan; and by his nieces and nephews and their families.
John was born in Matsqui, B.C. in 1937 and moved to southern Alberta with his family. John started farming later and worked in road construction until retiring in 2000.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Brian Beveridge officiating.
MIYOKO (MIYO) NISHIDA, beloved wife of Walter Nishida of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on September 17th, 2008.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her children Paul of Lethbridge, Alberta; Terry (Teresa) of Chilliwack, B.C.; Maureen of Lethbridge, Alberta; Michael of Brooks, Alberta; and her grandchildren Logan and Lauren of Chilliwack B.C.
She is also survived by George (Emma) Fujimura of Surrey, B.C.; Bill Fujimura of Burnaby, B.C.; and Anna Higashi of Greenwood, B.C.; as well as many nieces and nephews and her loved friends.
Miyoko was predeceased by her parents Tome and Taichira Fujimura; her sister Myrna Sano and her brothers Hitosh Fujimura and Sam Fujimura; and her son Timothy Nishida.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 11:00 A.M with Reverend Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.
In memory of Miyoko, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D-12A Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 and the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542-7 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.