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1948 - HIRSCHE - 2014
Mr. Reid Hirsche of Foremost, beloved husband of the late Sherilynn “Sherry” Hirsche, passed away peacefully at home on the farm with family by his side on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Reid leaves to cherish his memory five children, Dallas (Tamara) Hirsche of Calgary, Chad (Marilynn) Hirsche of Foremost, Heather (Bruce) Clayton of Strathmore, Brett (Amy) Hirsche and Nicole (Derek) Losey, both of Foremost; his mother, Alverna Mortimer of Langford, British Columbia; his mother-in-law, Jeanne Roth of Foremost; thirteen grandchildren, Lyndsay, Evan, Tyler, Justin, Cole, Chase, Cyle, Katelyn, Dane, Leah, Jack, Damon and Preslee; one brother, Lynn (Loretta) Hirsche of Foremost; three sisters, Linda (Butch) Black of Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Wendy Lortie of Edmonton and Cherie (Tim) Webber of Calgary; his sister-in-law, Janice (Blaine) Poberznick of Medicine Hat; his sister-in-law Annette Roth of Boca Raton Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Reid was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sherry in 1999; his father, Arvin “Tye” Hirsche; his brother-in-law, Greg Roth; and his father-in-law, George Roth. Reid was born on June 12th, 1948 in Lethbridge. He worked in the oil patch in the early 1970′s, but moved back home to farm and ranch in Foremost. He lived in the original homestead until the time of his passing. In addition to farming, Reid started a gravel business in the 1990′s serving the local community. Reid’s farm, gravel business and cattle were his passion while honesty, integrity and hard work were the cornerstones of his personality. Although he was almost always working on the farm or hauling gravel, Reid always welcomed his friends and neighbours into his home for a coffee and a visit. Reid loved his family, and will be missed dearly by all. He fought a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. We take comfort that mom and dad are now together again looking down on us all. We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Lewke-Bogle and Milk River Hospital and Staff for their excellent care of Reid. A Celebration of Reid’s Life will be held in the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, 801 – 1st Avenue West, Foremost, Alberta on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Blaine Poberznick conducting. A private interment will take place at Foremost Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Reid’s memory may be made to the Milk River Hospital, 517 Centre Avenue, Milk River, Alberta, T0K 1M0. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Reid Hirsche. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”,  Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

BELCOURT
MR. JOSEPH BELCOURT, beloved husband of Mrs. Mabel Belcourt, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 73 years.  Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone  (403) 381-7777
Fax  (403) 381-3128
Toll Free  1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca 


BERYL STIMSON  1921 - 2014
With her beloved family by her side Beryl Stimson gently passed away on the morning of April 12, 2014 at Chinook Regional Hospital.  A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating.  Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.  Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623  Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
www.mbfunerals.com 


CROWSHOE  SII PIS TO SAAH KO MA PII (Owl Boy)
IRA CROWSHOE of the Blood Reserve/Peigan Reserve passed away on April 10, 2014 at the age of 42 years.  A Family Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Eden’s Funeral Home – Fort Macleod, 2424-5th Ave. With a Wake Service following at Valerie Crowshoe’s Residence, Brocket, AB.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the BROCKET COMMUNITY HALL, Brocket, AB. Interment to follow in Brocket Cemetery.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
966 Elm Street
Pincher Creek, AB
Phone: 403-627-3131
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com 
www.edensfuneralhome.com 


DELIA DODD
1930 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness in our hearts to announce the sudden passing of our mother Rosalie “Delia” Dodd.  She leaves to mourn Mary Dodd (Dave Bowman), Kathy Dodd, Lori Dodd, Soucy and Bob Dodd. She also leaves to mourn Wallace Henes (Diane), Ken Henes (Carol), Vi Mikilak, and Jerry Henes; she leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandson.  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB; a Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm. A private family graveside will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.  Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623  Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
www.mbfunerals.com 


HERAUF
MRS. MARIA BARBARA HERAUF, beloved wife of Mr. Peter Herauf of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the age of 77 years.  Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone  (403) 381-7777
Fax  (403) 381-3128
Toll Free  1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca 


JACKIE SLINGERLAND  1974 - 2014
It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter and aunty, Jackie Slingerland of Picture Butte, after a lengthy battle with cancer on April 15, 2014 at the age of 39 years.  Jackie is survived by her beloved husband Ken Slingerland; her children Jocelyn, Kendra, Riley, Danika and Kayleigh; her parents Cornelis & Jannie van Velthuizen; sisters Coba van Velthuizen, Hennie (Gerard) van de Bruinhorst, Elly (Alex) van de Bruinhorst, Ditta (Tony) Liefting; brothers Maas (Michelle) van Velthuizen and Gijs (Geraldine) van Velthuizen; parents-in-law Tony & Margaret Slingerland; sisters-in-aw Rita (Eric) Dunsbergen, Jane (Henry) van Hierden, Nancy (Scott) vanden Berg; brother-in-law Jack (Tina) Slingerland; Ken’s grandmother Mrs. vanden Hoek as well as many numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  Condolences will be held at 7:00pm – 8:30pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION of Lethbridge| Highway 3, between Lethbridge and Coaldale.  The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION of Lethbridge, with Reverend P.L. Bazen officiating. Interment will follow at the Archmount  Cemetery.  Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.  Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623  Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
www.mbfunerals.com 


JOHN ZDUN  1963 - 2014
Mr. John Zdun of Lethbridge, beloved father, brother, and son passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the age of 51 years.  A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.  Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.  Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623  Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
www.mbfunerals.com 


MURRAY, Robert Ernest
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Murray on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, at the age of 80 years.  Bob was born April 20, 1933, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and was employed at Inter-City Gas Utilities Portage Division, Hamiota and Minnedosa where he was Town Manager.  He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Elsie Murray, sisters Marge Rands (Clarence), Lyla Adams (Russell), Joyce Gummerson (Donald) and his brother Norman. Left to cherish his memory is one sister, Myrna, best friend Doreen Taylor and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  In accordance with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and flowers are gratefully declined.  A special thank you to the staff at the Good Samaritan Lodge, North, the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and Cornerstone Funeral Home.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal!


WIEBE
MRS. KATIE WIEBE, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Wiebe, of Lethbridge, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the age of 91 years.  Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.  Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium.  2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone  (403) 381-7777
Fax  (403) 381-3128
Toll Free  1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca 


WILSON
MRS. RENAE CHRISTY WILSON, beloved wife of Mr. Kim Wilson, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in Kigali, Rwanda Africa on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 38 years.  Renae was born March 11, 1976 and chosen one month later by Larry and Carol Perrin of Olds. She grew up on the Perrin family farm with her loving parents and grandparents and in 1995, Renae married Kim Wilson of Crane Valley, Saskatchewan and shortly thereafter relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta.  Renae is survived by her loving husband of 19 years Kim and their children Nathan, Abigail, Naomi, Joel and Ethan. She is also survived by her parents Larry and Carol Perrin and brother Tyler (Ashley). Renae also leaves to mourn her birth mother, Birute Behrens, her husband Peter and family; and birth father, Gunars Plumite and his wife Mary Ellen and family along with many uncles, aunts and cousins. Renae was predeceased by her grandparents Harold and Olive Perrin and Bill and Marie Coates of Olds.  Renae went to the Mountain View Christian School and graduated at 16 yr. of age. After graduation, Renae attended three years at Eston College in Saskatchewan. During the college years, Renae miraculously survived a ruptured appendix while on a mission trip to an orphanage in India. In January of 2014, Kim, Renae and family moved to Rwanda, Africa to serve as directors in a Rwandan orphanage.  Renae loved and found fulfillment in being a mother. She homeschooled her 5 children as well as served in her church and community. Her gentle, loving, and caring ways will be missed by everyone who knew her. Renae’s passing leaves a huge emptiness in our lives and in our hearts but her faith, devotion, and dedication inspire us to steadfastly continue to serve and follow the Lord.  A Celebration of Life will be held at VICTORY CHURCH, 1 mile east of Lethbridge on Highway #3, on  Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Kelly Stickel officiating. 
Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone  (403) 381-7777
Fax  (403) 381-3128
Toll Free  1-(888)-381-7778
care@cornerstonefh.ca 


 

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