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ANDRUS, BETTY AGNES  January 28, 1953 - November 18, 2014
Betty Andrus of High River, Alberta passed away peacefully at her home on November 18, 2014 at the age of 61 years. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Frank; her daughter Deniece (Jason) Lisowicz, son Bobby Soltesz (Natalie); six stepchildren; grandchildren Tiberius, Kaelyn, Joeseph, Raynee, Cayden; 21 step grandchildren, and 11 step great grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Ivan and Agnes, her sister Bev as well as two nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Henderson Lakeside Golf Course (2727 South Parkside Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0C6) on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Donations can be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, (8602 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1) www.albertadiabetesfoundation.com  To send condolences and view Betty¹s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

ANNETTE LONGPRE   1919 - 2014
Mrs. Annette Longpre of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Les Longpre, passed away on November 20, 2014 at the age of 95 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.  Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com


CECILIA ROSE KOMANAC  November 20, 1942-November 12, 2014
On November 12, 2014, Cecilia ‘Cece’ Komanac lost her courageous battle with cancer, and the world lost another ray of sunshine. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandma, friend Cece was a lot of things to a lot of people and she will always be remembered as a jokester, giggle inducer, nickname giver, music lover and the best damn hugger in the west. Born in Kenora, Ontario, to Mary and Walter Boucha, Cece was the second of three daughters ­ Joanne Outram (of High River) and Paulette Caron (of Kenora) were fortunate enough to call her sister. You would never guess that these ladies were separated by hundreds of miles and infrequent visits judging by the giggles that ensued when the three of them were in a room together ­ it was truly heartwarming to hear. In the early 60’s, as Cece was making her way from Kenora to Lethbridge, a young man named George Komanac from Croatia was also on a journey, looking for a place to settle down. To quote one of her favorite movies, “of all the gin joints, in all the towns in all the world” these two crazy kids found each other and began to build a beautiful life together. Cece and George had 4 children: Les, Lorelei (Russ Kramer), Len and Luana (Doug Leys). Her love for them was unmatched only by the love shown to her grandchildren: Cassaundra (Tony Fayant), Troy Komanac, Lesley-Anne Komanac, Meghan Kramer and Jack Leys; and her 2 great grandchildren: Eden and Remy Fayant.  Cece was an incredibly creative and talented individual. She had an uncanny ability to pick up any musical instrument and play a tune. She made us all laugh with her silly rhymes, songs and nicknames, and we had the best dressed Barbies and Halloween costumes thanks to her sewing skills. She loved to watch old movies, listen to good ol’ rock and roll, read and do crosswords. Cece lost many loved ones along the way, including her father, mother, her oldest son Les, and her niece Dianne Fleischhauer – not to mention many aunts and uncles and cousins that she was very close to. It seemed as though the more she lost, the greater she loved. Her love surpassed blood ties and she treated many of our friends as though they were part of the family. Her light will continue to shine in all of us who were lucky enough to have her in our life. At Cecilia’s request, her family will host a celebration of life on November 29th, at Country Kitchens (lower level of The Keg). Please drop in between 11am and 3pm to share your favorite memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Michael’s Health Care Center.


DUCKETT, ANTHONY “TONY”
May 2, 1926 ­ Blackburn, England - November 10, 2014 ­ Calgary, Alberta
Tony passed from this world to the next on November 10, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Tony was born in Blackburn, Lancashire on May 2, 1926. He was educated in both England and Scotland, served with the Royal Air Force in 1945 and completed his teacher training in 1946. He met Kit Reeves in Haverhill, West Suffolk, where they both taught, and they were married in 1949. In 1953 he brought his young family to Canada which he saw as “a land of opportunity”. He taught with Indian Affairs in such places as Brocket, Caughnawaga (Quebec), and Hobbema until 1960, and then moved his growing family to Lethbridge where he took up an appointment to teach Industrial Arts at St. Francis Boy¹s High School. He attended summer school and obtained his Bachelor of Education in 1964 from the then University of Alberta (Calgary). Tony progressed within the administration of the Lethbridge Catholic School system, becoming Vice Principal of St. Mary¹s Junior High / Elementary School in 1966 and Principal of Our Lady of the Assumption Elementary School from 1972 until 1982. Kit and Tony spent their first eleven years of retirement on Vancouver Island where they enjoyed salmon fishing and travelling to the Far East, Britain, and various parts of Canada and the US. As Tony¹s health began to deteriorate, they moved back to Alberta to be near their extended family. Tony said he was never bored. He enjoyed his hobbies (stamp collecting, reading, fishing, woodworking and playing bridge) and was always available to fix things at his children¹s homes. Tony was a quiet, kind and gentle man. His life membership in the Knights of Columbus attested to his faith and strong moral values. He always led by example and had the courage of his convictions. He was very loving and supportive of Kit and his greatest pride was in his family. Tony was well respected by all who knew him: his family, his students, his colleagues, his community acquaintances and even as he neared the end of his life, by the staff and residents of Bow Crest Care Centre where he will no doubt be remembered for his joy in participating in the singsongs! Tony is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Katherine “Kit” Duckett; his seven children, John (Susan), Michael (Sue), Paul (Joan), Christopher, Peter (Mona), Brian (Anne) and Mary (Keith Meservia); his twenty grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and his two sisters, Mary Harrison and Bernadette (Cyril) Dandy of Lancashire, England. He was predeceased by his parents Reginald and Clare.  Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, AB), on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter¹s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family requests no flowers, but you may make a memorial donation to your favourite charity if you wish. Tony¹s family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Catherine McKenna, Fr. Dan Stevenot, and the staff of Bow Crest Care Centre. Their wonderful care and attention made his final year as comfortable as it could possibly be. In living memory of Anthony Duckett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599. McINNIS & HOLLOWAY Crowfoot 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB T3G 2T3. Phone: 403-241-0044 Fax: 403-241-0414 cf@mhfh.com


FILIPAZ
LIDIA FILIPAZ, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the age of 82 years. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
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FIRST CHARGER – SHOUTING
CHARLENE FIRST CHARGER-SHOUTING of the Kainai/Blood Reserve, Ab passed away peacefully on November 9, 2014 surrounded by family at the Cardston Auxillary at the age of 49 years. She was born on December 20, 1964 to the late Jerome and Genevieve (First Charger) Shouting. Charlene is survived by her son Timothy Scout, her grandchildren Justice Scout and Leah Prairie Chicken. Her traditionally adopted children Shane and Shayla First Charger, Troy, Star, Dylan Black Plume; her great nieces and nephews Treyson Iron shirt, Troyton, Taige, Tace and Ta-char, Russell, Shariell Wells, Logan Heavy Head, Mackenzee, Accayla, Kenlee and Kendra First Charger all whom she also considered her grandchildren. She attended schools in Coalhurst and Lethbridge in her early years, and the Catholic Central High School. She was educated in the Culinary Arts in Calgary and returned to Lethbridge to enrol in the Early Childhood Education program at L.C.C. She also attended the Red Crow Community College. She enjoyed learning new skills and expanding her options, which lead to her employment at the daycare facilities on the Blood Reserve. She loved working with children although she retired early to care for her ailing mother until her mother¹s passing. Her greatest love was family; this was evident as she took on the motherly role of raising the children of her siblings. In the later years she became ill and was cared for by the nurses and staff of the Cardston Auxiliary. Her kindness and compassion will forever remain in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Charlene is survived by her paternal family members; uncles Bernard (Agnes) Shouting, Marcel Shouting, Chris (Sandra) Shade; aunties Christine (Pat) Little Bear, Brenda Chief Moon, Her maternal family members; uncles Francis (Judy), Robert, Gary (Joanne), Brian (Michelle) First Charger; aunties Agnes (Bernard), Stella First Charger, Veronica First Charger, Roberta First Charger. She was predeceased by her parents Jerome and Genevieve Shouting, sisters Annette, Nadine, Donna Gene (infant), brothers Mike and Craig, nephew Ian. Paternal grandparents Ambrose and Maggie Shouting, Uncles Oliver, Ambrose, Morris Shouting, Aunties Bertha Holy Singer and Louise Shade. Maternal grandparents Bob and Bertha First Charger, uncles Joe Crow Spreads His Wings, aunties Alice, Margret, Theresa, Verna First Charger. Family apologizes for any missed names. Her family gratefully thanks Dr. Clark and nurses/staff of the Cardston Auxiliary for the excellent and compassionate care of Charlene during her lengthy illness. We also thank the numerous people who helped with encouragement, prayers and contributions during this time of grief. A Wake Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, Nov. 21st from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall on Saturday Nov. 22nd at 11:00 a.m.. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.


GRAINGER
ALFRED 'AL' GRAINGER, beloved husband of Monica Grainger of Lethbridge, passed away on Monday, November 17th, 2014 at the age of 83 years. The Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 ­ 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Friday, Nov. 21st at 11 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback as Celebrant. A private interment for family only will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
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.


LE ROUX  1925 – 2014
JACOBUS GERHARDUS LE ROUX, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on November 16th, 2014 at the age of 89 years. Jack will be remembered by his wife Ruth; 3 daughters; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. He also has a sister, Maxine Prain, in Australia. Jack was born June 13th, 1925 in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1964. He will be missed but never forgotten. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints, South Hill Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA. Email your condolences to: legacycardston@gmail.com


LORNA MAE BAIR  1949 - 2014
Miss Lorna Mae Bair, daughter of the late Alva & Nellie Bair of Milk River, Alberta, passed away peacefully at her home in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 65 years.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com


MARGARET ROSE GOLIA  1940 - 2014
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Mrs. Margaret Rose Golia (nee Heaton) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Willie Golia, on November 16, 2014 at the age of 74 years. Marg was born May 18, 1940 in Lethbridge. Right after high school, she worked at AGT as a telephone operator for over 15 years. She then started in the catalogue department at Sears in Center Village Mall. She moved to the parts & services department until she retired in 1998. She loved cooking, gardening, crafting, golfing, going to the casino, the Flames & Stampeders. She was a longtime member of the Miners Library, involved with darts & crib. Marg will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Willie Golia, and their dog, Sandy. As well as her daughter Bev (Wes) Miller of Mossleigh, AB; sister Joy Pinney of Penticton, BC; brothers Gord (Esther) Heaton of Seba Beach, AB, Ken (Doreen) Heaton of Lethbridge; sister-in-law Joyce Kirkham of Lethbridge; brother-in-law Michael (Beth) Golia of Lethbridge; many cousins, nieces & nephews. Marg is predeceased by her parents Clifford & Rose Heaton; and in-law¹s Mike & Anne Golia.  At Margaret¹s request there will be no funeral. A private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, Box 783, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Z6, or your local Humane Society. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.


ROBINSON
DONNA NORMA ROBINSON passed away peacefully in Vulcan on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by one sister, LaVere Fillmore, sisters-in-laws Leah Robinson and Kathy Robinson, and by a brother-in-law James Gibb. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Donna was predeceased by her parents Harry and Hannah Robinson, her brothers Stewart, Dooley, Arthur and Larry, her sisters and brothers-in-law Lillian (Howie) Klippert, Jean (Gordon) Sanderson, Jeanette (Max) Court, and LaVon Gibb. Donna was born April 4th, 1939, the youngest of 10 children. She was raised in Raymond, and on the family farm south of Raymond. She spent many hours with her father working on the farm and learned the value of hard work. Upon graduation Donna attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, and the University of Montana in Missoula, graduating as a teacher. She taught one year in Stevensville, Montana before moving to Vulcan where she taught and coached hundreds of students over the next 35 years. Upon retirement Donna also served on the County of Vulcan school board. She loved teaching, and loved the students that she taught. She made life-long friends with her students and colleagues. She also loved gardening and her flowers. Donna loved her nieces and nephews, and the many family gatherings the Robinson¹s held. She was a good and generous aunt, and will be missed by her family. Donna was also blessed with good friends Marilyn and Barry Gore, and their children Linda and Cam, who became a second family to Donna. They were there helping and supporting her during her final illness. At Donna¹s request, there will be no funeral service. Family and friends will gather at a later date to celebrate Donna's life.


SMITH    April 6, 1948 – November 19, 2014
JOSEPH DON SMITH, beloved husband of Mary Smith, of Nobleford, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at the age of 66 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone  (403) 381-7777
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WILLIAM “BILL” GLOVER  1948 - 2014
William James “Bill” Glover died peacefully in Foothills Hospital on November 17th, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 66. Bill will be sorely missed by his loving wife, Jacki Glover (née Jaques); children, Jennifer (Kowal), and Ryan Glover; son-in-law, Kelsey Kowal; daughter-in-law, Kathy Glover (Hosier); and grandchildren, Lillian and Andrew Kowal, and Oliver and Emmett Glover. He was greatly loved by the rest of his family: Ken and Elinor (deceased) Glover, and their children Brian (deceased) (Nicole), Diane, and Karen (deceased) (Brett Matson); Don and Joyce Glover, and their children Cathy, and Bob (Margo); Gerry and Danny Limoges, and their children Philip (Julia), and Andrea (Eric Becker); and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bill was born on June 16, 1948 in Calgary, Alberta to Elizabeth and Ed Glover. He has called Calgary, Saskatoon and Lethbridge home. He graduated from Henry Wise Wood High School in Calgary, the University of Calgary, and Gonzaga University (Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum). His work included a variety of management positions, and computer sales, with his last job being with the Social Securities Tribunal. The most important thing in Bill¹s life was his family. On November 8, 1996, Bill received the most precious gift of another chance at life when he was given a heart transplant. Because of the selfless generosity of the donor and his family, Bill was able to see both of his children graduate from university, grow into adults, marry their best friends, and become parents themselves. Bill also saw all four of his grandchildren born, held them, and watched them grow. These children were the light of his life, and his favorite legacy. Another cornerstone in Bill¹s life was to be of service. In that respect, he was deeply involved with Scouts Canada, Rotary, the Freemasons, Fifth on Fifth Youth Services, and was politically active. He made amazing connections with people in all areas of his life, and was a positive influence to those whose lives he touched with his knowledge, support, and distinctive sense of humour. It is that humour that most will remember him by. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:00 pm at Southminster United Church, 1011-4 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill¹s life.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Masonic Foundation of Alberta (c/o Freemasons Hall, 10318-100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 0A2 www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-masonic-foundation-of-alberta/, or the Calgary Health Trust and donate to the Southern Alberta Transplant Program, 800-11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6A5. In honour of Bill, talk to your families about organ donation, and hug the people you love. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.


WILLIAM JOHN 'RILEY' FLYNN   1927 - 2014
Mr. William John Flynn of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Valentina, passed away after a brief illness on November 17, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Bill was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on November 5, 1927. Bill began work with CP Rail on December 17, 1948. On July 31, 1951 Bill married Valentina Wolfer in Medicine Hat, AB. The couple moved to Lethbridge, AB shortly thereafter, and had three children; Brenda, Catherine & Michael. After 34 years with CP Rail, Bill retired as an engineer and began a full time retirement filled with traveling south, golfing, curling, many projects, and his grandchildren. After Tina¹s passing in March of 2007, Bill maintained an active life with gardening, playing cards, inventing, and telling his many stories. He took great enjoyment from his Sunday dinners with Kaye and nightly card games with Stan & Bob. Bill is survived his two daughters and grandchildren Brenda Hill (Ryan) & Catherine Flynn (Kyle, Rene & Fiance Sean); his son Mike & wife Lorie Flynn; sisters Pat, Geri Ann; brother-in-law Bill; and special friend Kaye Larsen. Besides his loving wife, Bill was predeceased by his parents Jack & Alythe Flynn; brothers Mick, Alec and Joe; and his sister Helma.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P3. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to Chinook Regional Hospital (Palliative Care), 960-19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 4G7. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com.


YICK FUEN TSANG LAU  1932 - 2014
Yick Fuen Tsang Lau of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Chung Ken Lau, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 18, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Yick Fuen was born in the Province of Guang Dong, China. In 1961, she immigrated to Canada to join her future husband in 53 years of marriage. They settled in Lethbridge and began their life¹s journey. Mom¹s greatest achievement was raising her four children and her eight grandchildren with patience and the utmost of family values. While tending to her busy family, she also spent many hours working at the family restaurants.  Her passions were gardening, sewing and her preparation of special Chinese dishes for family and friends. Her love of life was reflected in her daily walk and her smile. Mom was also a long standing member of the Chinese Cultural Society of Lethbridge and the Chinese Senior Society. Besides her loving husband Chung Ken, Yick Fuen is survived by her children; Lily (Bill) Cousins, Lila (Michael) Hoffman, Allan (Allyson) Lau, and David (Stephanie) Lau and grandchildren; Blake & Daniel Cousins, Courtney (fiancé Philip Botterill) and Douglas Hoffman, Madison Lau, Brenden, Naithan & Adam Lau. Mom held a very special place in her heart for her Uncle, Douglas & Aunt Mei Dong and their children Ron (Teresa), Ken (Sue), Hon (Chi), Walter (Cindy), and Ying (James), as well as many loved nieces, nephews and their families. Yick Fuen was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Mei Fuen Jang and her sister-in-law Ngan Ging Lau. A Visitation will be held at 7:00pm on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, November 24, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at www.mbfunerals.com


Dorothy Weir  1916 – 2014
Dorothy Raechel Weir, beloved wife of the late Bob Weir, passed away in Bow Island on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the age of 98 years. Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Janet Megyes  1952 – 2014
Janet Sherry Megyes, passed away in Lethbridge after a lengthy illness on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the age of 62 years. A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Besides her loving mother Anne Megyes of Taber, Janet is survived by her brother Jerry (Lori) Megyes of Taber and their family Melissa (Sheldon) Jenkins and Neil Megyes; sister Joanne (Glen) Sparks of Taber and their family Kandice Sparks and Kodi (Kym) Sparks (and their daughter Amira Sparks). She was predeceased by her father Joe Megyes July 16, 2013. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Janet¹s name may be made directly to the charity of one¹s personal choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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