KATHLEEN ANN PIERSON passed away in peace on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at the age of 73 years.
Kay is the dearly loved mother of Deb Pierson, Ken (Joanne) Pierson, Donna (Glen) Alm and David Pierson. She is also survived by her sister Mary (Bernard) Klein, her life long partner Jack Knight and five loving grandchildren; Tiffany Hood, Carrie (Mike) Poyser, Pamela (Loren) Van Seters, Karli and Katie Alm as well as four great grandchildren; Savanah Hood, Mason and Taylor Van Seters and Lincoln Poyser.
Kathleen was predeceased by her first husband Raymond Pierson, mother Anne Poyda, father Harry Poyda, step-mother Mary Poyda, brother Joey Poyda and son Daniel Pierson.
Kay was born in Lethbridge and spent her childhood there. Kay and Ray later moved to Nobleford and raised their four children. After Ray’s passing, she supported her family by working at Safeway and Noble Cultivators. In 1978 Kay married Jack Knight and together they enjoyed life and spent time with their children, grandchildren and all the others that they loved like their own.
The Lord and her family were the focus of her life and even in the last few days it was Jack, her children and grandchildren that brought a smile to her face.
The Pierson family wishes to thank the Chinook Regional Hospital for their care and support as well as the West Highland Lodge for their special care.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, Lethbridge on Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dave Acree officiating.
A private family Interment Service will be held prior to the service at Archmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.
NICK “MIKOLAJ” PAZIUK, beloved husband of Anne Paziuk and father of Richard Paziuk of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the age of 88 years.
Nick is survived by his loving wife Anne and his son Richard of Lethbridge.
Nick was born in Poland and after the war met Anne, who became his wife and the love of his life. They immigrated to Canada in 1950 where Nick enjoyed 31 years of service with Agriculture Canada before retiring in 1984.
Nick’s life was one of service on and off the job. He was active in Scouts Canada, the Knights of Columbus, the Polish Canadian Association of Lethbridge where he served as President and the Polish Canadian Congress, Alberta Branch. In retirement Nick loved curling, gardening with Anne, travel and camping with his family, photography and stamp collecting.
A very special thanks to the nurses, staff and especially the PCA’s of St. Michael’s Health Centre, 2WB for their loving care of Nick. You are very special people. The family also wishes to thank Reverend Tim Boyle and Dr. C. X. Vander Poll for helping Nick pass on with peace and dignity.
Rest easy Dad, your fight is over. You will live in our hearts forever.
At Nick’s request, no service will be held, cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nick’s name may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5 or to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
MR. IVAN PIKE, much loved husband, father and grandfather passed away on April 8, 2008 following his 87th birthday.
He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Linda (Jim) Harrington, son Robert (Nancy), daughter Sandy (Dale) Jessop, granddaughter Jamie, brother Orville (Mildred), sisters Margaret, Pat, Marie and Joe (Josephine) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ivan worked for Noble Cultivators for 35 years, first as a truck driver and then as a welder. He retired in 1984 at the age of 63.
In his later years, he resided at St. Michael’s Health Centre until his passing.
The family would like to thank the staff of Gillis House and more recently McArthur House, Dr. Kimberly, Dr. Hardin and Quality Care for the care and respect given to Ivan and the compassion shown for Carol.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Major Glen Habkirk officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ivan’s name to the St. Michael's Foundation, 1400 - 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.
JOHN PAULS, beloved husband of Anne, went peacefully to be with his Lord, surrounded by his much loved family and music. He passed away April 3, 2008 in his home after a year long battle with cancer.
Besides his loving wife Anne, he leaves his children and their families to mourn his passing: Marilynne (Marcel) Hebert of Calgary, Bev (Mark) Bellamy of Lethbridge, Brian (Tracy) Pauls of Taber, Darrell (Carolyn) Pauls of Coaldale, Deb Maerz of Edmonton, Lori (Marty) Sperling of Suffield, Tim (Sonya) Maerz of Medicine Hat, Terry (Jackie) Maerz of Taber and Anne's two sons, Warren (Becky) Molnar of Coaldale and Doug Jensen of Lethbridge. He is also survived by his mother, Helen Pauls, of Coaldale, his mother-in-law Grace Hurst of Taber, twenty grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. John is also survived by 10 brothers and sisters: Abe (Grace) Pauls of Airdrie, Tina Regehr, Lydia (Alvin) Sawatsky and Lena (Dave) Boschman of Coaldale, Marge (Stan) Burwash of Claresholm, David (Iris) Pauls of Taber, Corey (Anne) Pauls and Anne Traber of Lethbridge, Peter (Eva) Pauls of Calgary and Janet (Dennis) Braun of Altona, Manitoba as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
He was predeceased by his parents, Katherina Epp and Abram Pauls, his first wife Pat (Evans), his second wife Grace (Hurst), an infant son and two brothers-in-law Frank Traber and Henry Regehr.
John lived most of his life in the Grassy Lake and Taber areas. He was a successful businessman and owned Taber Furniture for many years. He enjoyed "going down south" to Arizona every year and made many dear friends there as well. One of his great loves was music that he often enjoyed with family and friends.
He and his family greatly appreciate the loving care from Home Care and Palliative Care as well as the nurses and doctors in the Lethbridge Cancer Centre.
In lieu of flowers, it was his wish that donations be made to the Lethbridge Cancer Centre Equipment Fund so others could receive their treatments closer to home, Room 2H209, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, T1J 1W5.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at Taber Memorial Gardens on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 – 15th Avenue North, Lethbridge on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Del Bertsch officiating.
STEPHEN “STEVE” BENJAMIN PETA, beloved husband of Kay Peta, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the age of 89 years.
Besides his loving wife Kay, Steve is survived by his daughter Simone Peta (Mark Cressman) of Waterloo, ON, grandchildren Celine (Saul) Davis of Vancouver, B.C., Barrett, Ashley, Chanel and Sauve of Ontario. He is also survived by his brother Julius, step-sons Joe (Marg) Woodhouse and Norman (Marie) Woodhouse, 5 step-grandsons, 1 step-granddaughter, 9 step-great grandchildren, brothers-in-law Leonard Haney and Howard (Georgia) Haney and sisters-in-law Anne Peta and Alice Wickend.
Steve was predeceased by his parents Anna and Frank Peta and his brother Frank Peta.
Steve graduated from the U of A with a Masters Degree in Education, devoting 37 years as a teacher and principal in various schools, retiring in 1976 to farm with his brothers until 1991. In his retirement he especially enjoyed gardening, travelling and entertaining in his home.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Steve, donations may be made to the Interfaith Food Bank, 1116 – 3rd Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 0H6.
1913 - 2008
THEODORUS (TED) PECHT passed away peacefully in the presence of loved ones on Friday, February 8, 2008, at the age 94 years.
He and his devoted wife Jacoba enjoyed 58 years of marriage together, until her passing in 1997. Theo will be sadly missed by his four children; Cobi Juhasz (Bill Rab), Thea Tinordi (Louie), Theo Pecht (Bev) and Fritz Pecht (Sandi Atwood), 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Bertes Pecht and several nieces and nephews in Holland.
Theo was born in The Hague, Holland on November 29, 1913. He and Jacoba brought their children to Canada in 1957 to build a better future for their family. Theo worked as a draftsman in Lethbridge until his retirement. During his long life, Theo enjoyed painting and drawing, and loved to dance and sing. Most of all, our dear father/Opa/friend will be remembered for his keen sense of humor and fun-loving spirit.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Mitch Thomsen officiating.
What would I give to clasp his hand,
His happy face to see,
To hear his voice and see his smile,
That meant so much to me.
LEOPOLD PANKONIN passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the age of 86 years.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Sunday, February 3, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 11:00 A.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
IRENE JOAN PONECH
MRS. IRENE JOAN PONECH, lovingly cherished mother, grandmother, great grandmother and beloved wife of the late Mr. Theodore Ponech, passed away at the Good Samaritans Society, Magrath on Friday, December 28, 2007 at the age of 89 years.
She is survived by her children Joanne Jackson, Tom (Rose) Ponech and Wendy (Ron) Hammerback, grandchildren; Chad (Loretta) Jackson, Janay Jackson, Brad (Deanna) Hammerback, Kristy (Trent) Cherpin, Thomas Ponech and Matthew Ponech and great grandchildren; Ethan, Aaliyah and Silas Jackson, Cooper Cherpin and Mason Hammerback.
She was predeceased by her parents Colin and Harriet Ford and brother Edwin (Verena) Ford.
A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.
Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7100 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 311, Markham, ON, L3R 5J2.
GRACE FLORENCE POWLESLAND, beloved wife of the late Glen Powlesland, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at the age of 86 years.
Grace is survived by her daughters Ruth and Janet and son Bernie, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren as well as numerous sisters and brothers.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of BLAIR ROSS PEACOCK at the age of 66 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Pat Peacock, daughter Caylee (Rob) Rothe, brothers Del (Shirley), Garry (Deanna) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Hector and Rita Peacock.
Blair was born and raised in Lethbridge. Blair started work delivering pop for Sicks Lethbridge and then went on to work for Molson Brewery for 35 years until it’s closing in 1990. He then continued on at Loomis Armored Cars for another 10 years.
His retirement then consisted of the Food Channel and the Cook Book section of various stores.
He enjoyed his culinary skills as did his family and friends. He also loved gardening and he was very particular with his yard work. His enjoyed his trips on Sunday to the recyclers with his dog Baxter as well as camping, fishing and golf. Blair will be remembered for his dry humour.
Many thanks to Dr. M. Amatto and the nurses from Palliative Care and Lethbridge Home Care.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. The family requests casual attire.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7.