EMILIA CALLINGBULL (more commonly known as JOYCE RIND) of Barons, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre with her family by her side on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the age of 69 years.
She is survived by her children; Russell (Corrinne) Votary of Lethbridge, Kelly (Jim) Votary of Shaughnessy, Julianne (Lee) Gladden of Barons and Dana (Xenia) Rind of Lethbridge as well as numerous grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Egon Rind.
She was a loving person and a pillar of strength for all that knew and loved her. She will be greatly missed.
At the family request, no service will be held.
Dr. Yoon Chang Chen, beloved partner of Marjorie Chen of Calgary, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on February 7, 2008 at the age of 72 years.
He is the loving father of Lei Lian (Chen) and Darren Pepper of Lethbridge, Kim Chen and Jill Kinsey of Bluffdale, Utah, Su-Lin (Chen) and Tony Fantella of Melbourne, Australia and Bruce Harvey (Stepson). He is also the loving grandfather of: Jesse, Jordan, Katie and Zoe Pepper, Courtney and Michael Chen and Tatiana and Chloe Fantella. He is also survived by a large, extensive and loving family in Singapore.
It is impossible to encompass a rich life in just a few sentences. Our father was Dr. Chen to his patients, Dad to us, Poppy Chen to his grandchildren, and Chuck to his partner and friends. He was a wonderful example of tenacity and force of will as he quietly achieved more than many achieve in several life times---a chemical engineer, a pre-med student and finally a podiatrist. He taught all of us the true meaning of “following your passion” at any age. He never settled for just one goal but many as he embraced life to its fullest in his work, his art and his loves of travel, ballroom dancing and truly enjoying a good meal. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, his patients and everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. We will eternally carry him and his example in our hearts, minds and lives.
No service will be held at the family’s request.
In his memory, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.
WILLIAM PATRICK, beloved son of Danielle & Sebastien Cailliau of Enchant, was stillborn on Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.
Besides his parents, William is survived by his sister Theresa Rose Marie Cailliau and his brother Alexander John Cailliau of Enchant. He is also survived by his grandparents John & Giselle Cailliau of Enchant and Patrick & Donna Gilham of Red Deer, uncles David Cailliau of Calgary, Michael Gilham of Rocky Mountain House, Zachary Gilham of Red Deer, Jonah Gilham of Red Deer and Christopher Gilham of Red Deer and aunties Chelsea Gilham of Calgary and Kaley Gilham of Red Deer.
He was predeceased by his great-grandfather Albert Pellegroms, great-grandmother Maria Pellegroms, great-grandmother Odette Cailliau and great-grandfather Harold (Gib) Gilham.
William Patrick will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched in his brief time amongst us on earth. May he continue to bless our lives, in ways both great and small, from his place in Heaven in the arms of the Eternal Father.
Psalm 139: 13-16
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
A Funeral Service will be held at ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.
Interment will follow at Enchant Cemetery.
Following the burial a reception will be held at the Enchant Community Hall
It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the sudden passing of MR. GRAHAM WADE COLLINS, beloved companion of 22 years to Florence Monnette, in Nobleford on December 31, 2007 at the age of 58 years.
He is survived by his mother Violet (John) Molden of Lethbridge, brother John (Elsie) Collins of Victoria, B.C., sister Gloria Collins of Montreal, Quebec as well as numerous nieces, nephews, many friends and employees.
He was predeceased by his brothers Doug and Barrie-Gene.
Graham owned his own company, G.F.C. Property, for 39 years and refused to slow down and pushed himself to keep working. God saw his pain and struggle and slowly came down, put his arms around him and whispered “Come to me, you don’t deserve what you’re going through. I’ll give you rest and peace.”
A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.
A private family Interment will be held at a later date.
YUK LIEN CHAN
MRS. YUK LIEN CHAN, beloved wife of the late Mr. Chak Ming Chan, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 10, 2007 at the age of 81 years.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca (Ruben) Loo and their children Leo (Sui), Yolanda and Michael, son Victor (Jenny) and their children Michelle, Alex and Albert, son Tony from Hong Kong and daughter Anna (Sunny) Mak and their son Melvin.
The family would like to thank the Blue Sky Lodge for their care, Chinook Regional Hospital, 4C and 5C nurses, Dr. Howe Leam and Dr. Au for their many years of care, Pastor Chan and the congregation of the Chinese Alliance Church and all the family and friends for their support.
A Funeral Service was held at Cornerstone Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Chan officiating.
Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.
MR. MICHAEL CHENGER, beloved husband of Mrs. Ivy Chenger, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the age of 89 years.
Mike was born to Leslie Chenger and Ann Sorok of Hungary.
Mike farmed in the Lethbridge area all of his life. He was an avid gardener and loved to go fishing when time permitted. One of the greatest joys in his life was his love of animals, especially his dogs and his cat Rudy. Mike was a hard worker, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Besides his loving wife Ivy, Mike is survived by his children; Michael Chenger, Kim (Michelle) Chenger, Patricia (Jerry) Bonnett, Lori Chenger and Chris (Shanda) Chenger. Mike has eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by one sister Irene Hilton of Langley, B.C., many nieces and nephews, brother-in-law Jack (Frieda) Jones and sisters-in-law Ev Jones, Emma Chenger and family and Terry Chenger and family.
Friends and relatives are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Monday, August 20, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
ROD DAVIDSON, beloved husband of Belinda Davidson of Stirling, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at the age of 73 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children: Alice Wirkkannen, Ron (Janine) Davidson, Maryanne (Doug) McCambridge, Scott Davidson; and step-children Sheryl (Dave) Gesner, Crystal (Steve) Leblanc, Patrick (Julie) Dejong and Adrian Dejong; and 9 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Davidson. At Rod’s request, no funeral service will be held.
NORA DAY CHIEF
NORA DAY CHIEF of the Blood Reserve passed away at the Cardston Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the age of 65 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
BERNE WILLIAM DOW
BERNE WILLIAM DOW beloved husband of Marjorie of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the age of 90 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
CORNIE DE JONG
CORNELIUS “CORNIE” DE JONG, beloved husband of Sharon De Jong of Lethbridge, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 4, 2009 at the age of 68 years.
He is the father of: Carmen (Steve) Mack, Bruce De Jong (Christina), and Mark De Jong (Tania) all of Lethbridge, AB; four grandchildren, Jazna and Dakota Mack, Chloe’ De Jong and Markus De Jong.
He is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, Harvey De Jong, Peter (Joyce) De Jong, Diane (Keith) Hubbard, Marguerite (Phil) Walshe, Joanne (Derrick) Fritz and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by parents Gerrit and Lena.
Born in Lethbridge, AB, raised and educated in Nobleford, AB. Cornie enjoyed his welding millwright career which he turned into a meticulous profession. Taking his apprentice training through Noble Cultivators. Cornie advanced to becoming the Millwright welder for Canada Packers, moving onward and upward to Palliser Distillers where he learned the craft of working with stainless steel. Always in need of challenges Cornie left Palliser to culminate his chosen career with the Chinook Regional Hospital system retiring at the age of 66, following 18 years of faithful service with the hospital service ensuring the effective and efficient maintenance of the entire Southern region, a task he thoroughly enjoyed.
Throughout his life but particularly in his retirement Cornie’s family, especially his grandchildren were first and foremost with true pleasures and enjoyment being able to work at and accomplish projects and tasks for them.
Cornie would never miss an opportunity to make a new friend or strengthen the bonds with those whom he had a lifetime of experiences. All to whom he was dear will sadly miss Cornie.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at FIRST UNITED CHURCH, 502 – 13th Street North Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Elizabeth Brown officiating.
In Memory of Cornie, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1.
1914 - 2009
MARION (LAURA) DITTBERNER nee GREEN, beloved wife of the late Harvey Dittberner passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 with her daughter and granddaughter at her side.
Our Mom and Grandma was born in Vegreville, AB on March 27, 1914.
Marion was predeceased by her husband Harvey in 1988 and by her mother and father, Emily and Joseph Green, three sisters; Lillian, Nellie and Stella, one brother, Joseph Jr.
She leaves to mourn her passing, one sister, Irene McCarty of Edmonton, AB, one brother, Charlie Green of Vegreville, AB, And her two children; Ronald (Ruth) Dittberner of Campbell River, BC, and Shirley (Alvin) Mertz of Stirling, AB.
Marion had eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great –grandson. Linda (Terry) Tillsley of Lethbridge, AB, Ronald and Cheryl Van Cleave of Calgary, Randy Van Cleave of Calgary, Bonny Edmonson of Cochrane, AB, Rick (Rita) Van Cleave of Calgary, AB, Lisa (Bill) Trombley of Red Deer, AB, Dana (Ronald) Lacroix of Maple Ridge, BC and Terri (John) Glass of Kamloops, BC.
Great-grandchildren, David, Jason and Sarah Tillsley of Lethbridge, AB, Mitchell and Mellissa Edmonson of Cochrane, AB, Bryce and Allissa Van Cleave of Calgary, AB, Kelsey Lewis of Lethbridge, AB, Tyler Proctor of Calgary, AB, Kara and Cody Locroix of Maple Ridge, BC, Courtney, Kaila and Nathan Trombley of Red Deer, AB and a great great-grandson Kaiden Jackson – Tillsley of Lethbridge, AB.
Our mom was the last of the pioneers in our family, her grand and great-grandchildren will miss her guidance and help she gave them over many years. She was their guiding light.
Our family wishes to thank mom’s long time doctor, Dr. Frick of the Haig Clinic, the kind and dedicated staff at the Edith Cavell Care Centre, the staff and all her good friends at the Garden View Lodge, where she lived for six and a half years. Her home care helper, Pat Latwat.
The family will hold a Memorial Family Reunion and celebrate Marion’s life this summer.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice, this would be greatly appreciated.
1926 - 2009
MRS. EILEEN OLIVE DIETRICH, beloved wife of the late Lloyd Dietrich, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit at the age of 82 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her 8 children; Dale (Donna) of Lomond, Ted (Paula) of Vulcan, Judy (Darryl) of Lomond, Bob (Kathy) of Lomond, Alan (Judy) of Lomond, Larry (Sandy) of Lomond, David (Rachelle) of Lomond and Marianne and Kirk of Lethbridge, 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Eileen is also survived by two sisters Florence Anderson of Calgary and Shirley Lannard of Richmond, BC, a brother Alan Vaile of Lomond and a brother Richard Vaile of Coaldale as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents her dear husband Lloyd, brother Rod Vaile, her precious grandson Dory Lane Dietrich and her son in law Lance Hornberger.
Eileen was born March 24th, 1926 in a small farm home in the Armada District. She was the second of six children born to Robert and Doris Vaile. Eileen attended the Plateau and Armada school until she was 16 years old, at which time she and her family moved to Rockyford, AB. It was in Rockyford that she met Lloyd Dietrich, the man she would later marry. Eileen moved from Rockyford to Calgary with her family at the age of 18 where she worked as a waitress. Lloyd joined the army and went into training at Curry Barracks and she and Lloyd were married on December 1, 1944. Two weeks later Lloyd went overseas to serve his country. Eileen continued to work and waited for her husband to return from the war. Thankfully he did and about a year later they were able to resume their life together and start a family. Eileen and Lloyd moved to the Lomond District to try their hand at farming on the Haley place, and their family continued to grow. The family moved to Rumsey, AB for awhile were they also farmed.
In 1953 Eileen and Lloyd moved their family back to Lomond District to the Elmer Hamm farm, later to become the Hamm Ranches. Eileen gave birth to, loved and raised 8 children. Eileen and Lloyd lived and farmed at Hamm Ranches until Lloyd suffered a stroke in 1976. Eileen moved her family to Lethbridge so Lloyd could take rehabilitation but later moved back to Lomond as Lloyd longed to be close to the family farm. Eileen resided in Lomond until deteriorating health forced her to move to an assisted living facility in West Lethbridge where she resided until her passing. Eileen loved music and gardening, but her greatest joy in life was her family. She leaves behind her a great legacy in them. She was a loving, gentle lady and we will miss her dearly every day of our lives.
A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bill Calderwood, officiating.
In memory of Eileen Dietrich, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 207, 542-7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2H1.