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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2022
PIETRO “PETE” MAURIZIO FIORINO Sept. 22, 1929 – Dec. 2, 2022
Pietro Maurizio Fiorino (Pete) of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away after a short illness at St. Michael’s Health Centre on December 2, 2022, at the age of 93 years. Pete was born in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy to Michele and Luigina Maria Fiorino. At the age of six, he began his apprenticeship as a carpenter, a trade that would ultimately lead to a successful career in construction and related businesses. This would support his family, community, and his love of music for the remainder of his life. In 1951, he immigrated to Canada to start a new life in Trail, BC, working as a carpenter, playing music, and starting a family. A few years later, he moved the family to Lethbridge and soon started his own construction company (Fiorino Homes Ltd.) which experienced tremendous success as the city boomed. For decades, Pete was a leader in the business community, participated in local and national politics, and was a patron of the Lethbridge arts scene. Throughout this time, he continued to play music, singing and playing guitar in bands that entertained thousands at local events in the city. Pete lived a remarkable life, characterized by a great love of music and art, extraordinary talent and creativity, the vision to identify opportunities not seen by others and the courage to pursue them, an incredible work ethic, the resilience to start over following hardship, and a keen responsibility for family and friends. He is survived by his son Michael (Connie) and their children Courtney, Sascha (Antonia), and Natasha; his daughter Mary (Danny) and her daughter Amanda (Colter); his son Rob (Elena) and his son Peter (Diana), and his son Dennis (Colette) and their children Anna (Justin), Claire (Ian), Samuel, and Lucie; as well as his sister Teresa (Rinaldo), brother Albert (Eleanor), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and their families. He was predeceased by his brother Raffaele (Rose) and sister Alberta, who died soon after birth. The family would also like to recognize Marcel Dagenais for the friendship and care he provided our father in the last phase of his life, as well as the many people who have offered their condolences in the last few days. Pete will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony. Family and friends are invited to a reception in memory of Pete on Thursday, December 8, 2022, between 1 and 4 pm at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club (Centennial Room), 3401 Parkside Dr, Lethbridge, AB. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
VAN DEURZEN, Albert
Albert Van Deurzen, beloved husband of Faye (nee Goeson), passed away at home on December 3, 2022 at the age of 80. Albert was a good and loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Faye, daughters Nancy(Jamie) and Amy, as well as brothers John (Myrna), Gerard (Jean), Frank (Marlene), and Tony, and sister Wija of the Netherlands. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Albert was born July 15, 1942 in the Netherlands and came to Canada with his family in May 1953. He grew up in Barnwell and Lethbridge, and worked on a sugar beet farm in his early teens. Later he worked for the PFRA, Purity Dairy and farmed with his brothers near Lethbridge. He and Faye married on July 1, 1972 and moved to Tyrell Lake (Warner) in 1973. From 1978-1992 Alberta farmed/ranched south of Raymond on the Milk River ridge. He and his family moved to Lethbridge in 1992 where he worked in the dairy/beef section of the Agriculture Canada Research Centre and drove semi-trailer trucks until 2002. Since then he contended with Type 2 diabetes and heart and kidney problems. Albert always worked hard at any job he did. Albert was predeceased by his parents Hubertha and Antonius; his sisters Mary and Tonni (brother-in-law Albin), and brothers Joe and Cor (Carol). At Albert’s request no funeral will be held. Cremation. Martin Brothers are in charge of arrangements. A viewing with the family is open to family and friends on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Martin Brothers Funeral Chapel at 610 4th St S. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
EDITH NANCY TAYLOR, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ken Taylor, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the age of 84 years. Besides her loving husband, Edith is survived by her children: Tracy Taylor, Alan Taylor, Jim Taylor, Derek Taylor and Lana Lorincz. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhea Rhodes. A private Family Service will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SYLVIA MAE LEWIS “MAE”, beloved wife of the late Leslie Lewis, passed away on December 2, 2022 at the age of 100 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
NANCY “JEAN” HOUSE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean House, beloved wife of the late Ron House, on November 30, 2022 at the age of 91 years. Jean leaves to mourn her passing her sons Barry, Murray (Sheri), Kevin, her daughter Arlene, and daughter in law Lillian. Jean is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by her parents George and Helen Croy, her son Blair in 2001, her husband Ron in 2014, and her brother Keith in 2021. As a young girl, Jean worked on the farm riding the tractor, helping with the chickens, and raising a 4H calf or two along the way. She met and married the “love of her life” Ron in 1950 and together they raised 5 children who adored them both. Jean spent countless hours watching all of her children and grandchildren play sports from baseball, hockey, figure skating, volleyball, bowling, soccer, speed skating, and curling. She thoroughly enjoyed watching and cheering everyone on. Jean was a homemaker at heart, keeping her active family organized and providing great meals for them. She was always welcoming an extra kid or two at the table, treating them as her own. Jean was an avid golfer and enjoyed the game year-round. She and Ron became “Snow Birds” for a number of years, making many new friends from many different places in Canada and the US. Friendships with other Snow Birds lasted for many years and they often would visit each other during the summer months at various locations. A Celebration of Life will be held in June 2023 when all of the family can be together.
Dzioba Sr., Peter
PETER DZIOBA SR. 1929 – 2022
Mr. Peter Dzioba Sr. of Lethbridge, beloved husband to the late Mrs. Isabelle Dzioba, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 93 years. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.