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ANITA MARGARET ROURKE  1945 - 2014
Mrs. Anita Rourke of Picture Butte, beloved wife of Mr. Glen Rourke, beloved mother to Heather (Donald) Desautels & Stephen (Sandra) Rourke, beloved grandmother to Nicole, Derian, & Shelbie Desautels and Heath & Kiarra Rourke, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the age of 69 years.  Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave North, Picture Butte, AB.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 25, 2014 at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Picture Butte AB, with Father Thomas Vadassery celebrating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 9Z9.  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 

ANTHONY “TONY” RAATS  1932 - 2014
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Raats, beloved husband of Mrs. Henny Raats, passed away on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the age of 81 years.  A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00pm on Friday April 25, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. South Lethbridge.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Saturday April 26, 2014 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St. North Lethbridge, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant.  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 


BERRY
MYRON LOWTHER BERRY, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 91 years, beloved husband of the late Roma Maxine Low Berry.  Friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.  The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.  Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net 
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222  Fax (403) 653-3677  legacyfh@telus.net 


CUTFORTH
IRENE MARTINA CUTFORTH, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 96 years.  A Memorial Service will be held at THE KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 5 Rocky Mountain Blvd West, Lethbridge on Saturday, April 27, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Mr. Terry Whitlock 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 


GIACCHETTA
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of THOMAS GIACCHETTA, one of the last pioneers of the Readymade District. Thomas passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by his  side on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the age of 88.  He leaves to mourn his sisters-in-law, Georgina (Felix – deceased) Giacchetta, their daughter, Diane (Norman Sincennes), their children Santina and Graysen. Marianne (Jim- deceased) Giacchetta and their children Bruce (Wendy), Rod and Lori, as well as many extended family.  Thomas’s life journey was full of hardships and blessings. Thomas was born October 28, 1925 in Sessano, Italy. At the young age of 10, Thomas immigrated to Canada to join his father. The first obstacle was to learn a new language. The process began with a mile walk to and from a one room school. At home it was listening to hymns and country songs, especially those sang by Wilf Carter. On Sunday, the farm was the place to be for many Italian families with plenty of good food, homemade wine, a game of cards or a competitive game of Bocce.  Thomas farmed with his father and later in partnership with his brother Felix for more than seventy years until health issues prevented him from continuing. That didn’t stop him from supervising and whistling while YOU worked. Farming had its trials too, droughts, hail and dust storms, and financial hardships. To
this day, the farm remains International RED for the help the family was given many years ago.  Thomas was proud of his Italian heritage and helped to preserve it by helping to construct the Romulus et Remus Italian Canadian Club, served on its Board of Directors and held the position of vice-president for many years. He was a past member of the Readymade 50+ Club.  Thomas took great pride in ALL his nephew’s and niece’s accomplishments. You could find him at sporting events, skating carnivals, and Christmas concerts. Thomas enjoyed his weekly lunches with his brother Jim, which usually meant going for Chinese food and discussing the baseball game from the night before.  Thomas had a heart of gold, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Sunny South Lodge and St. Therese for the genuine care Thomas received while there.  To Drs. S. Low and E. Mueller for the excellent care you gave to Thomas as well as the kindness and support given to our family. God Bless you all.  A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner, Prayer Leaders.  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23 Avenue, Coaldale on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Thomas Vadassery, Celebrant.  Interment will follow at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.  In memory of Thomas, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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 


GREEP
Wayne Grant Greep, beloved husband of Joan (Hall) Greep of Cardston, AB passed away suddenly April 17th, 2014 at home at the age of 76.  Wayne is survived by his wife Joan, his best friend and dedicated companion for 54 years, his children, Cathy (Tom) Needham, Darcy (Suzanne) Greep, Debby (Brett) Salmon, Susie (Kasey) Heaton, Gary (Mandy) Greep, Shanna (Rockwell) Jensen and Douglas Greep, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by his older brother, Robert (Opal) Greep of Calgary, AB.  Wayne was friendly and kind to all he met and his example of hard work and service exemplified his love of the Lord and his family. Wayne was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully his entire life.  Friends may meet the family on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Legacy Funeral  Home, 107- 6 Street West, Cardston or prior to the Funeral Service on Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.  The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, Alberta. Interment in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net.  Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.  Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222  Fax (403) 653-3677  legacyfh@telus.net 


HAROLD (HIROAKI) EZAKI  July 12, 1919 - April 22, 2014
HAROLD (HIROAKI) EZAKI, beloved husband of Susie (Ichiko), passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  Harold is survived by his wife Susie (Ichiko); children: Sharon (Mike) Tamura, Ken (Charlotte) and Marlene; grandchildren: Michael (Darla) Tamura, Sheri (Brad) Rolfe, Jennifer Tamura (Andrew); great-grandchildren: Chelsea, Julie, Jaxon, Sydney, Nathan, Addyson and Grayson.  A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15
Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Rev. Aldeen McKay officiating.  Koden and flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial tributes may be made in memory of Harold to the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca 
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 


PARKINS (CRANE CHIEF)
“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Her children arise up and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31: 25-26, 28.  It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. SHERRY ANNETTE PARKINS (CRANE CHIEF) passed away in Cardston, Alberta on April 16th, 2014 at the age of 45 years. Sherry was born on June 18th, 1968 to the late Dan & Eileen Crane Chief in Cardston, Alberta.  Sherry leaves to mourn her loving husband Blaine Parkins; her children Brenda, Jason Jr., Douglas & Kelly Parkins ( Steve Guminy); grandchildren Cadence, Cobin, Ryder and Stevie; a special niece Shannon Crying Head; siblings Clarence, Wanda (Oliver), Kelly Crane Chief, Calvin and Leon Across The Mountain, Wilma (Deedee) Long Time Squirrel, Warren Hunt, Ronald (Rose Mary) Across The Mountain, Christine (Melvin) White Man and Evelyn (Patrick) Mills; uncles Martin Hairy Bull, Robert Bad Man; aunt Myrna Chief Moon; great uncle Pete (Rita) Many Fingers; great aunts Mary Rose & Francis Gros Ventre Boy; numerous nieces and nephews.  Sherry received her education in Levern and Glenwood and was raised in the Little Chicago area along with her 12 siblings, where she spoke only fluent Blackfoot. Sherry later moved to Lethbridge and resided there until her passing. She was able to find employment with Lethbridge Travelodge and became a member of the Lethbridge Riding Association.  Sherry & Blaine’s home was always open and welcoming to all of their family and friends. If any of their family members needed a place to stay, Sherry would always take them in no matter the circumstance. She was full of love and compassion for her family, from her parents to her youngest grandchild. She made sure everyone had what they needed. After the passing of her mom and dad, Sherry became the mother to her younger siblings, nieces and nephews. She was the center pole that kept the family together. Her faith in God and love for her children were her strength in life. Sherry’s smile, humility and sense of humor will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  A Wake Service will be held at Street’s Alive, Lethbridge on Friday, April 25th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and continue at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Joshua Curly Rider Officiating. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222  Fax (403) 653-3677  legacyfh@telus.net 


SCOTT
IRENE SCOTT, beloved wife of the late Raymond Scott, passed away in Magrath on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at the age of 85 years.  The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Welling Chapel, Welling, Alberta on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church on Sunday, April 27th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or at the Church on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to
the Service. Interment in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.  Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net 
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222  Fax (403) 653-3677  legacyfh@telus.net 


TAJIRI
DR. NOBBY TAJIRI, beloved husband of Lily Tajiri, passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 84 years.  Nobby is survived by his wife Lily and children: Joanne (Leon) Durand, Michele (Kevin) O’Riley, Alan (Ivania), Mike (Debbie); grandchildren: Naomi (Brent), Caoilin, Evan, Erin, Erik, Brien, Blake and great granddaughter Lyla.  Friends and family may pay their respects on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.  A private family service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, 402-740-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.  Koden is graciously declined. 
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca 
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 


TOMIC
MR. DUSAN TOMIC passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the age of 84 years.  Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.  Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca 
Sign guest book:  www.generationsfh.ca 


 

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