1906 - 2009
EMILIE YOUNIE, beloved wife of the late John Younie, passed away at the age of 102 years on Friday, January 23, 2009, at the Edith Cavell Care Center.
She leaves to mourn her two daughters: Anne Gillin and Jean Ramage, both of Lethbridge, her Grandchildren: Laurie Ramage of Lethbridge, Christine (Tom) Pytlarz of Lethbridge, and Renee (Mike) Roig of Cleveland, Ohio. She will also be missed by her three loving Great Grandchildren: Alexa and Shaylee Pytlarz and Christopher Roig. Mom was predeceased by her parents Frank and Pauline Brown, brother Frank Brown, sister Pauline Locke, nephew Dennis Perverziff and sons-in-law Bill Gillin and Chris Ramage. She is survived by her sisters: Mary Brandeis of Cultus Lake B.C., Anne Turlik of Spokane WA., and Blanche (George) Perverziff of Lethbridge. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Gordon and Ken Turlik, Dianne Friend, Gerald Locke, Waynne, Gary and Douglas Brown and Bonnie Scott. We will all dearly miss her.
Mom was born on April 3, 1906, in Germany, where her family had moved from Czechoslovakia. At the age of six she, two of her siblings, her mother and grandmother took the long ocean voyage to Canada to follow her father who had gained employment in the Crowsnest Pass. Even as a child, Mom’s determination was evident as she quickly excelled in mastering the English language. She credited a favorite teacher and the Eaton’s Catalogue for helping her reach this goal. As a young girl she delivered milk from her father’s store in Maple Leaf to families who were stricken with the 1919 Flu epidemic and later she managed this store. She assisted her father in learning the English language and completing his electrical engineering courses. She, unbeknown to her father, took his car, determined to be among the first young ladies to drive.
In the 1920’s Mom moved with her family to the Park Lake District. It was here that she met Dad, who rode up to her father’s farm on a galloping steed. They were married in 1930 and together established a productive farm in the Nobleford district. Again it was mother’s hard work and determination that transformed a prairie farm yard into a lush lawn with trees and a colorful garden. The depression and harsh climate did not deter Mom and Dad from providing a good and loving family life and education for their children.
After retiring, Mom and Dad moved into Lethbridge. In 1975, Dad passed away and in 2000, because of failing health, Mom moved into the Edith Cavell Facility. A special thank you to their entire staff whose kindness, dedication, and genuine concern for Mom has truly comforted us. A sincere thank you to Terry and Ashley Nowlin of Quality Care, Esther Bennett, and Trudy Wilson who made Mom feel so very special.
Mom’s fondest memories include her father’s accomplishments, her mother’s kindness and compassion, and the hard but rewarding farm life she and Dad enjoyed. The family gatherings and her trips with Dad to Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands were cherished.
Mom’s passion for the importance of a good family life, her strength, and her determination are a lasting legacy for us all.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 with Reverend Cathy Coates officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Interfaith Food bank 1116 3rd Avenue North, Lethbridge AB. T1H 0H6 or to the Charity of your choice.
WILLIAM “BILL” YANKE, beloved husband of 52 years to Marion Yanke of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the age of 78 years.
He was a loving father and grandfather to many.
A Memorial Service will be held at THE ARMY, NAVY & AIRFORCE VETERANS IN CANADA, 517 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Major Glen Habkirk officiating. A private family interment has taken place in Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Bill, Memorial Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, #162, 200-4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4C9 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210 D – 12th Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2J1.
1942 - 2009
JOHNNIE THOMAS ZUBACH, beloved husband of Helen Zubach of Lethbridge, AB, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the age of 66 years.
He is the loving father of children, Trina (Owen) Zarazun and Wade (Trudy) Zubach; proud grandfather of Kirstie, Justin and baby Wyatt. He is also survived by his brother Raymond (Margaret) Zubach, sisters, Marion (Bjorn) Nielson and Francis (Walter) Boras and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by; parents Peter and Mayre Zubach.
Johnnie “Zooch” Zubach was born August 27, 1942 in Lethbridge, AB, to Peter and Mayre Zubach, the third of four children.
Dad received his education in Lethbridge at St. Francis and went on to study mechanics at SAIT in Calgary, AB. He worked side by side with his younger brother Raymond at the family business, Pete’s Wheel Alignment. Dad was proud of his later work with Dresser Rand and being involved with the Hibernia project. In his recent years, dad continued to keep busy at Ward’s Rentals, repairing equipment.
When dad was away from work he enjoyed the simple things in life, fishing, hunting, camping and off-roading with the Coulee Cruisers Jeep Club, BBQ’s with the family in the back yard and a few rounds on the lawn tractor at the acreage. Dad will always be remembered for his gift of conversation and his sense of humor… his laugh was loud and full of joy. If you ever told dad a good joke, you know what we mean. We are glad for the fun and the memories dad, we miss you.
A Memorial Service will be held at ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 318 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Mr. Frank Peta officiating.
A Private Family interment will follow at a later date.
In Memory of Johnnie, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1 or to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7.
HERMAN ZIMMER, beloved husband of Florence, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Herman was born in Bruno, Saskatchewan and moved to Ontario when he was 16. He worked on construction for several years. He worked for O’Sullivan Construction in Lethbridge, and through his future brother-in-law Larry Peters, he met Florence. After travelling around on construction he settled in Lethbridge and worked for the City of Lethbridge with the water-works department. After 30 years he retired and they spent 20 years going to Arizona every winter. He loved hunting, fishing and camping, as well as telling stories. He was a member of the First United Church and held many positions within the committees.
He is survived by his wife Florence of 59 ½ years, sons Wally (Betty-Lou) Zimmer and Ron (Judy) Zimmer of Elkford, B.C; a daughter Pam of Calgary; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren all of Elkford. He is also survived by his brothers, Wilfred in Sudbury and Roman of Kenora; sisters Mary Donnelly of Kenora and Sylvia Carmoody of Portland, Oregon.
Cremation, with a private interment at a later date.
In memory of Herman, contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Avenue Park NE. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2R 1B7.
No flowers please due to allergies.
1927 - 2008
GEORGINA “LILA” ZAYCHUK, beloved wife of the late Mike Zaychuk, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at the Edith Cavelle Centre on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the age of 81 years.
Lila is the survived by her children Garry Rosetti of Calgary; Joy Kennedy (Kelsey) of New Zealand; Bob (Wendy) Rossetti of Stirling; and Ronald Rosetti of Edmonton; her four grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and her brother George Ogglestone. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Zaychuk and her first husband Giolli Rossetti.
Lila was born July 18, 1927 in Empress, Alberta, and raised in Kipp. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She will be sadly missed.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In Memory of Lila, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
MR. LOUIS ZENTNER, beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothea Zentner, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the age of 93 years.
Besides his loving wife Dorothea, Louis is survived by his three children; Edward (Paulette) Zentner and their children Chadron (Sarah Brown) Zentner and Adam (Diana) Zentner; Caroline Zentner and her daughters Nicole, Robin and Heather Boschman; and Melina (Scott) Warnock all of Lethbridge.
He was predeceased by his infant son Thomas.
Louie was born and raised on the Zentner homestead near Govenlock, Saskatchewan. He always said he arrived by general delivery. He farmed and ranched until 1977 when the family moved to Maple Creek. In his semi-retirement he worked at Cypress Lodge as a caretaker for many years. Louie & Dorothea moved to Lethbridge in 1997 where Louie enjoyed playing cards, bingo and floor curling at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization.
Louie loved to tell stories about the old days and he always had a good joke. He was an avid bridge player and his favourite treat was a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 917 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Tim Boyle Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
In memory of Louie, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 - 7 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
MRS. META EVA ZILLA, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gustav Zilla, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at the age of 88 years.
Meta is survived by three daughters; Elsie (Simon) Kalau of Lethbridge, Adel Kutzner (Leo Salsman) of Trail, B.C. and Heidi (Kost) Menzak of Lethbridge, nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and nephew Horst (Monica) Zilla of Medicine Hat and his family.
She was predeceased by her parents August and Maria, husband Gustav, a sister and a brother.
Born, raised and educated in Germany, Meta was married to Gustav Zilla in 1937 and together they came to Canada in 1953, settling in Stirling. They moved to Lethbridge in 1970. Meta remained at home looking after their family. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making many quilts and sweaters. Crosswords, puzzles and her garden were all favourite pastimes.
“We miss you mom, you will never be alone, for one day we will meet again”
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.