Lethbridge AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Grave changes: More Albertans opt for green burials - CBC.caSaturday, March 2, 2019
Calgary are planning to offer green burial options at city cemeteries.Natural burial areas have already constructed in Fort McMurray and Cold Lake and are in the design phase for Cold Lake, Lethbridge and Slave Lake.In Edmonton, natural burial areas are planned for two existing cemeteries.At Northern Lights Cemetery, bodies would be laid to rest without the use of chemicals, cement liners or headstones, and only funeral shrouds or biodegradable caskets made of untreated wood or wicker will be allowed. In South Haven, cremated remains would be placed in eco-friendly satchels with plants as markers.Over time, those natural burial areas would resemble a woodland park or a natural public garden, said Teena Changarathil, Edmonton's cemetery supervisor. "As it evolves and the area grows, it will look like a walking path garden," she said.Concept planning for both projects has been completed. If the budget is approved during city council deliberations this year, construction could begin in 2020 or 2021. There is a huge demand from the public, Changarathil said."There is more awareness of it. We're getting a lot of questions. How can I get put on the wait list? How soon will it be rolled out?"People are loo...
Relative of kidney recipient praises Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet a hero - The Kingston Whig-StandardThursday, April 12, 2018
Logan Boulet and his family for the gift of organ donation. He is my aunties (sic) angel. Last night she had a successful kidney transplant. So much gratitude."Boulet, a 21-year-old defenceman from Lethbridge, Alta., was among the 15 people who died after a horrific crash involving the junior hockey team in Saskatchewan.Fourteen others were injured when the team's bus and a transport truck collided Friday in a tragedy that has reverberated around the world.Boulet's cousin Julie Kindt said on Facebook that Boulet had been on life support until his organs could be donated.His godfather posted a statement on behalf of the family saying a surgical team from Alberta travelled to a Saskatoon hospital to conduct organ transplant procedures early Sunday morning.Neil Langevin said six people were set to receive the "gift of life" from Boulet, and his other organs would be donated to science."Logan had made it known, and very clear to his family, that he had signed his organ donor card when he turned 21 just a few weeks ago," Langevin said in a Facebook post that had been shared more than 1,700 times as of Monday morning."These actions alone give voice to the selfless and benevolent nature Logan possessed in life for others."About 4,600 people across Canada are on a waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, according to Joyce Van Deurzen, executive director of the Kidney Foundation of Canada's Saskatchewan and southern Alberta branches."There’s no doubt that the need is far greater than the number of organs available for transplant so every dono...
Funerals, memorials for victims of Broncos' bus crash set to take place throughout the week - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Strasbourg on April 21. Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the Strasbourg Recreation Centre.A celebration of life will take place this Saturday for Broncos' player Logan Boulet in Lethbridge, Alta. The celebration will start at 1 p.m. MT at the Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre. Family and friends are also invited to pay their respects between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, at Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel. A memorial service for Broncos' player Evan Thomas is scheduled for Monday at Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre. Doors will open at 12 p.m. CST. The families of four Edmonton-area Humboldt Broncos players will host a public celebration of the lives of Jaxon Joseph, Logan Hunter, Parker Tobin and Stephen Wack. People are invited to attend the celebration on April 17, that takes place at 1 p.m. MT, at Rogers Place.Public seating at the arena will be by general admission, but will be ticketed, and people may pick up the free-of-charge tickets, available through Ticketmaster. Floor seating will be reserved for family and invited guests. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Emilie Irene Zentner - Humboldt JournalTuesday, January 31, 2017
Neill) Zentner and Emilie (Patrick Boutet) Zentner; Daughter Peggy (Brad) Zeran of Victoria, BC and their son Thomas Zeran; and Son Ralph (Angela Donison-Cornforth and her daughter Taylor) Zentner of Lethbridge, AB and his children, Chad (Sarah) Zentner and their children, Rowynn and Carter and Travis (Kinga) and their children, Emma, Jaxon and Kamryn; Also left to cherish Emilie's memory are numerous nieces and nephews, one brother-in-law, Ron (Joyce) Zentner and sister-in-law, Pat Beiswanger of Okotoks, AB. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ed, daughter Mary Lea Basset, daughter-in-law, Faith Zentner, sister Rose Weisgerber, sister-in-law, Audrey (Zentner) Swires and brothers-in-law, Lawrence and Dennis Zentner. Emilie was born to Anton and Mary Zimbrod in St. Anna, Romania on August 20, 1928. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1930 when she was only 18 months and her sister Rose, 5 years old. They settled in the Englefeld/Watson area of Saskatchewan. Emilie received her education in Saskatchewan then went on to become a government telephone operator in Watson, which is where she met Ed Zentner, from Romance, SK. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson on February 20, 1950 then settled in to raise their family. In 1968, they moved their family to Humboldt, SK, where Emilie worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary's Villa and a part-time accountant at the community college. In July 1981, the family moved to Calgary for Ed's career in the insurance industry. Emilie was a devout Catholic and a great believer of prayer. She was a life time and charter member of the C.W.L. since 1957, serving as Treasurer and a volunteer for many years. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed gardening. Once her children were grown and moved on, Emilie devoted her time to her grandchildren. She loved her dogs Skippy and Paige. She had many hobbies including dressmaking, sewing, baking, painting, knitting and crocheting; her family has said many times that if she lived to be a 150 years old, she would never finish everything she wan...
George Dunbar dies at 82 - Kankakee Daily JournalFriday, January 6, 2017
"This professor is a consistent Christian with a life which is an excellent role model for both students and faculty," President Parrott said at the time.
Dunbar was a native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, and attended the Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, Alberta, before transferring to Olivet. He met his future wife, Linda Luttrell, while both were singing in the Orpheus Choir.
He once noted that he conducted "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless Americ" countless times before becoming an American citizen in 1998, 41 years after transferring to Olivet.
He was an active member of the College Church of the Nazarene, serving as minister of music there for more than a decade.
Upon his retirement in 1999, the D. George Dunbar Orpheus Award was established at Olivet, given to an outstanding member of the choir who "embodied the spirit of excellence and ministry" taught by Dunbar.
Schreffler Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Visitation is planned Wednesday, Jan. 4, at College Church of the Nazarene, 200 University Ave., on campus, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
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Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Albert L. Czapski (Michele) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and two grandchildren, Kelly Reid (Dan) of Fridley, Minn., and Kyle Czapski of Brooklyn Park.
He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey.
Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District.
Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating.
Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library.
Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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Baysville, Ont., woman’s humorous obituary, has readers laughing and crying - Global NewsSaturday, March 2, 2019
The 82-year-old spent her last years at the Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge. Brian, who now resides in Devon, Alberta, got emotional while expressing gratitude for the men and women who looked after his mother.He said ultimately, Sybil would have been tickled by the attention.“The line about her finally having the smoking hot body that she’s always wanted — it’s something that certainly made most people in the comments laugh out loud," he said."One of the comments today was, ‘She definitely made an ash of herself.’"—With files from Shallima MaharajWatch: More noteworthy final notes
Woman pens funny obit for grandmother, just as she would have wanted it
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Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
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