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HENDRIK GROL
1924 - 2010


Hendrik Rudolf Arnoldus Grol of Bow Island, beloved husband of the late Mieke Grol, passed away in Medicine Hat on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the age of 86 years.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 - 1 Street East, Bow Island, on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Fred Monk Celebrant. Burial to follow in the Bow Island Cemetery.
Hendrik is survived by his children Rieks, Gerard (Carolina), Henk (Hennie), Jan (Fenny) and Arnold (Tamara) and also by several grandchildren.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre, Box 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.

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JOSEPHINE GRIGOR
1924 - 2010


Alice Josephine Grigor, beloved wife of Walter Grigor of Barnwell, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, November 19, 2010 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, November 20, 2010 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Dr. Tyler Johnson conducting. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery.
Besides her loving husband Walter, Josephine is survived by her son Ryan (Kitty) Grigor of Calgary and his children Stacey Grigor and James (Kathy) Grigor (and their children Darren, Hunter & Amelia); her son Murray (Olga) Grigor of Coaldale and their children Taylor, Dreama & Sasha; her daughter Marline (Ken) Grayson of Coaldale and her children Jonas Scott and James (Sue) Scott (and their children Jandy, Brittany & Patricia). She is also survived by two sisters, Laura Stevens of High River and Vivian Thielman of Victoria; a brother Maurice (Frieda) Wendelboe of Lethbridge and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Agnes (nee Anderson) & Hans Wendelboe; sister and brother-in-law Ruth & Dave Isaac; two brothers-in-law Elmer Stevens and Bill Thielman.
Josephine was born in Barons on March 9, 1924. As a child she was affected by Polio which she struggled with her entire life. Between the ages of 11 and 19, she spent a great deal of time at the Children’s Hospital in Calgary. During this period, she underwent two spinal fusions all while completing her high school education. Josephine later attended normal school and spent some time teaching. Her condition eventually led to the end of her teaching career before working for Greyhound and Marshall Wells in Calgary. After moving to Lethbridge, Josephine worked in an office for a hardware company. During this time, she met Walter and they were married September 15, 1951.
Josephine served as a teacher in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many other assignments. In 1984, she began water colour painting. She loved to paint and had some award winning paintings that she had shown in both Lethbridge and Edmonton. In 1990 Josephine wrote a family history book which she had printed. In spite of her medical condition, including two further surgeries which prevented her from having mobility in her spinal area, Josephine lived a full life. She will be dearly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

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JAYDEN GARDNER
1994 - 2010


Jayden Murray Gardner, beloved son of Murray and Angela Gardner, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the age of 16 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 12:30 P.M. to 1:40 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Chris Ward conducting. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Besides his loving parents, Jayden is survived by his siblings Kaylee, Alyssa, Chelsea and Joshua; grandparents Glen & Lona Gardner and William & Violet Baugh as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Jayden was a proud member of the W.R. Myers Rebels Football team and will be sorely missed both on and off the field. Classmates and friends appreciated his kind, welcoming and gentle disposition. Jayden has gone to serve a greater mission for the Lord. He was a valiant, moral and tenderhearted boy. He loved his family and his happiest times were spent with them. We know that the Lord knows and understands all things and that each one of us is His child. That there is a plan, that our time here is for our learning and growth. We know that we will see Jayden again and that our family will be together forever. There are not enough words to express the gratitude our family feels for the love and prayers on our behalf. We have a wonderful family, our beautiful church family, loving friends and a community of thoughtful, caring people. We feel your love and prayers. We love you all.

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GLENN GILBERTSON
1924 - 2010


Glenn Arthur Gilbertson, beloved husband of Jeanette Gilbertson of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Sandra Riddell officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Besides his loving wife Jeanette, he is survived by Jeanette’s children Joyce Bennett and Gordon (Linda) Skoog of Vancouver and their families; sisters Winogene Luehr of Taber, Marlene McCartee of Taber, brother Brent (Margaret) Gilbertson of Calgary and their families. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Myrtle Wiens of Lethbridge and Zelma Gilbertson of Taber and their families; brother-in-law Alvin (Elaine) Peterson of Tompkins, Saskatchewan and their family.
He was predeceased by his brother Dale, brothers-in-law Paul Luehr and Leo McCartee, three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law on Jeanette’s side.
Glenn was the second child born to Arthur and Esther Gilbertson. He was born in Taber on October 26, 1924. He received his elementary schooling in country schools namely Cromwell and Wadena and went on to finish high school in Taber. Glenn chose to stay and operate the family farm south of Taber until his retirement in 1990. After retirement he sold the farm and moved to Lethbridge where he met and married Jeanette Skoog. In his younger years he was actively involved in baseball and softball and he enjoyed the games very much. Later on in retirement he found bowling to be his passion along with Jeanette, being very enthusiastic abut the game. Glenn was bowling and finished the season in May of 2010, not knowing this would be his final season. He also loved pool at the Club House where he lived. His younger brother Brent recently travelled to Lethbridge from Calgary several times to keep in touch with Glenn. We will continue to love and cherish all the fine qualities of his life.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Glenn’s name may be made directly to the Taber & District Health Foundation, 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9 or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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IRENE GREGUS
1932 - 2010


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass...
It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Irene Cecilia Gregus (nee Sevinski), loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away in Taber on Sunday, February 21, 2010 one day after celebrating her and John’s 6oth wedding anniversary, surrounded by the comfort of her family.
Irene was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on March 10, 1932. She lived in Maple Creek for five years before moving to Taber where her parents were told there was plenty of work in the beet fields to raise a family. Mom met her first and only love in 1948. They dated for two years before they married in 1950 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Taber. Our mom was a kind, gentle and nurturing soul. She loved being with her family, especially the little ones. She was a terrific homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and canning in the summer and fall so we could enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables in the winter. In her younger days she loved to draw, embroider, garden and play bingo. She was the peacekeeper in the family. She was our strength, she was the glue, we will miss her dearly.
Irene was a long standing member of the St. Augustine’s C.W.L. as well as the Taber Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She may not have participated in the last few years, but she always paid her dues via Aunty Jean or Maria Oevering. She suffered with dementia and alzheimer’s for the last five years of her life and it eventually took a toll on her. She fought hard, but God has other plans for her, now free of pain and sorrow.
Irene is survived by her husband John; children John Jr. (Roxie) Gregus and their children Tiffaney, Shauna and Tosha; T.A. (Willie) Hannah and her daughter Jen (Clay) Angyal (their children Chase and Jayden); Robert (in spirit) & Tina Gregus and his children Chris (Annie Valgardson and their daughter Peytyn), Ashley (Shawn Hillier), Jordan and Kendon; Joey (Teresa) Gregus and their children Brandon and Krystal (Eric) Stolk (their children Tristan, Taylor and Lexi); Shelly (Dale) Sekura and their son Cody. She is also survived by her brother Harry (Jean) Sowinski; sister-in-law Edith Sevinski; in-laws Ann & Alex Astalos, Paul & Linda Gregus, Dorothy Gregus as well as numerous nieces, nephew and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents Mike & Annie Sowinski; son Robert Lee Gregus; father and mother-in-law Joseph & Mary Gregus as well as her brothers, sister and brother-in-law.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Patrick Furtado SAC, Celebrant. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Irene’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society for Lethbridge and Area, #402, 740 - 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.
We would like to thank Dr. Ikuta, Dr. Christensen and Dr. Beckie for taking good care of our mother. Our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at Clearview Lodge, Taber Home Care, The Taber Hospital, Coaldale Extendicare & Taber Extendicare for going that extra mile to make our Mom comfortable and that her needs were met. To Laurie Fajnor-Gregus who took such good care of Mom's health needs. Thank you, thank you. To all her family, grandkids and good friends thank you for taking the time to stop and chat or visit if she was awake, in writing in her book so we knew who visited her that day.To her good friend Maria Oevering for always stopping in to visit and say hello.

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ELIZABETH GOERZEN
1914 - 2009


On October 26, 2009, the Lord welcomed home his daughter Elizabeth in her 95th year.
Elizabeth was born March 9, 1914 in Hague, Saskatchewan to Peter and Elizabeth Fehr and was blessed to have a second mother, Sarah Fehr. She was married March 11, 1934 to Peter Goerzen. They were blessed with thirteen children.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband Peter, daughter Sarah, son Rueben and daughter-in-law Jocelyn (John), brothers Peter Fehr, Isaac Fehr, William Fehr, David Fehr, Jacob Fehr, John Fehr, Herman Fehr and sisters Sarah Derksen, Mary Olfert and Helen Olfert as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
Elizabeth is survived by eleven children, Dave (Mary) of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Peter (Helen) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Susan (Ernie) of Didsbury, Henry (Helen) of Laird, Saskatchewan, Willie (Barb) of Brooks, George(Shelley) of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Jake (Anne) of Calgary, Phillip (Anne) of Taber, Herman (Bernice) of Abbotsford, British Columbia, John (Charito) of Calgary, Elmer(Margaret)of Peace River and son-in-law Henry (Bea); sisters Tena Olfert, Anne Hiebert and brothers George Fehr, Corney Fehr and Ben Fehr. She was also blessed with thirty six grandchildren, sixty nine great grandchildren and fifteen great great grandchildren.
After Peter passed away in 1984, Elizabeth moved to Coaldale and later to Taber. Over the course of that time she enjoyed travelling on senior tours, reading the Valley News and participating in senior events. She remained very active until her sudden illness. She had a strong faith in the Lord and her children were very dear to her.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with her family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Ron Gartly and Pastor Harry Unger officiating. Burial will follow at the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Elizabeth’s name may be made directly to 100 Huntley Street (Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.), P.O. Box 5100 Burlington, Ontario L7R 4M2 or to the Mennonite Central Committee (M.C.C.), 210, 2946 - 32 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7.

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MIEKE GROL
1930 - 2009


Anna Maria Grol (nee Heijne), beloved wife of Hendrik Grol of Bow Island, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the age of 79 years.
Mieke is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Hendrik; her children Rieks, Gerard (Carolina), Henk (Hennie), Jan (Fenny) and Arnold (Tamara) and also by several grandchildren.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113-1st Street East, Bow Island, on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. with Reverend Keith Sorge Celebrant. The Burial Service will follow in the Bow Island Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre, Continuing Care, Box 3990, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.
The family extends special thanks to the loving and caring staff at the Bow Island Health Centre, Continuing Care, for their wonderful care.

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BILL GREEN
1934 - 2009


William John Green passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the age of 74 years.
Bill was born November 18, 1934 in Calgary. He worked hard all his life and eventually lived his dream of ranching at Beaverlodge. After retiring from Alberta Agriculture in Vauxhall in 1990, Bill had planned to spend the remainder of his years at Beaverlodge but in 2004 decided to move to Taber to be closer to his family. He often said he had lived a good life and forty five years of sobriety helped to achieve the love, gratitude and serenity he showed everyday.
Bill is loved and remembered by his children Pat (Ken) Pauls of Taber and children Jason and Allison; Connie Green of Taber and her daughter Heather; Dan (Joyce) Green of Chestermere and daughters Jodi (T.J. Keil) and Jordan; Pam (Doug) Martens of Taber and their daughters Laurie (Brent) Untereiner (their children Kaitlyn and Evan), Jennifer (Chris) Bruce and Amber (Luke) Langlands (their daughter Tessa); Howard (Marg) Green of Taber and daughters Tracy (Doug Westerhoud) (son Landon), Amanda and Jayme; Riley Green (Taylor Vivier) of Taber. His sisters Doris, Maxine, Ella and Georgina will miss their precious “bud”. He is also survived by his brother Danny; four adopted children as well as numerous other relatives.
He was predeceased by his parents; grandchildren David Baksa and Lisa Baksa.
Relatives and friends are invited for Prayers at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:30 A.M. with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk SDS Celebrant. The Burial Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 11 Street and Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge at 2:30 P.M.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bill’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.

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PETER GIESBRECHT
1994 - 2009


Peter Giesbrecht of Rolling Hills, born February 2, 1994 in St. Thomas, Ontario, passed away in a canoeing accident on Lake Newell on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the age of 15 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Aron and Mary Giesbrecht of Rolling Hills; brothers Jake of Grande Prairie, Cornelius (Susie) of Grande Prairie and Aron (Gredel) of Vauxhall; sister Anna of Rolling Hills; grandmother Anna Giesbrecht of Mexico and by his niece Olivia.
He was predeceased by three grandparents, one uncle, two aunts and two cousins.
Peter attended the Two Hills School until age twelve. He completed grades seven to nine at the Tilley Mennonite School where he will be remembered and greatly missed by his teachers and classmates.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 8, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Community Hall, 417 - 4 Street North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop John Hiebert officiating. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.

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JOHN GIESBRECHT
1981 - 2009


John Giesbrecht of Rolling Hills, born May 10, 1981 in London, Ontario, passed away in a canoeing accident on Lake Newell on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at the age of 28 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his parents Aron and Mary Giesbrecht of Rolling Hills; brothers Jake of Grande Prairie, Cornelius (Susie) of Grande Prairie and Aron (Gredel) of Vauxhall; sister Anna of Rolling Hills; grandmother Anna Giesbrecht of Mexico and by his niece Olivia.
He was predeceased by three grandparents, one uncle, two aunts and two cousins.
John worked at Panda Tank Services in Grande Prairie until his recent move to Rolling Hills. There he worked for his father as a welder at Oasis Trailer Manufacturing.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 8, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Community Hall, 417 - 4 Street North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop John Hiebert officiating. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.

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AGANETHA GIESBRECHT
1933 - 2009

Aganetha Giesbrecht, beloved wife of the late Bernard Giesbrecht, passed away in Bow Island on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the age of 75 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, just west of Grassy Lake on Highway 3, on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake.

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ROBERT GREGUS
1961 - 2008


Robert Lee Paul Gregus was called home to his Father in heaven on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the age of 47 years.
Robert was born on May 10, 1961, the third child of John and Irene Gregus. He was raised and educated in Taber, graduating from St. Mary’s High School. He married Tina Martin on November 22, 2003. Robert was never at a loss for words and had the biggest heart around. To find out anything that was going on in town you just needed to call Robert.
Jellybelly, affectionately nicknamed by his friends, loved family gatherings, cooking, fishing and was a proud Montreal Canadians and Dallas Cowboys fan as well as an avid Edmonton Eskimos fan. In his younger years he played Lacross and hockey and later coached hockey and softball. Robert was active in his church and held many callings. His favorite food was Kentucky Fried Chicken and of course Taber corn.
Robert will be sadly missed by his wife Tina Gregus (Stulla Bubka); his parents John and Irene Gregus; his children Christopher Gregus (Annie Valgardson), Ashley Gregus and Jordan Gregus and their mother Molly Gregus; son Kendon Gregus and his mother Laurie Fajnor-Gregus of Taber; brothers and sisters John Jr. (Roxie) and their children Tiffaney, Shauna and Tosha; Terry (Willie) Hannah and daughter Jenn (Clayton) and their twins Chase and Jayden; Joey (Teresa) Gregus and their two children Crystal (Eric) and children Taylor and Tristan and Brandon Gregus; Shelley (Dale) Sekura and their son Cody all of Taber; father and mother-in-law Larry and Shirley Martin of Aylesford, Nova Scotia; brother-in-law Robert Martin (Amiee); sister-in-law Tracey (Michael) Robertson as well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006-48 Ave., Taber on Sunday, September 7, 2008 between 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. and also prior to the Funeral Service at the church from 12:45 to 1:45 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709-50 Ave., on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Bishop Ken Holst conducting. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Robert’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 207, 542-7 Street South, Lethbridge T1J 2H1 or to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.

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BRENDA GOULD
1959 - 2008


Brenda Lee Gould, beloved wife of Dwaine Gould of Taber, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the age of 48 years.
Brenda was born at Taber, Alberta on September 11, 1959 to parents Harold and Patricia Ayers. At the time of her passing, Brenda was residing in Taber.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing husband Dwaine; son Darrell (Andrea) Kast; daughters Dawn Kast and special friend Johnathon and Nikki Gould; sisters Beverly (Bill) Firth and Karen (Brett) Durant; brothers Robert Ayers and Ronald (Susan) Ayers and grandchildren Michael, Marissa, Clayton and Donavon. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Patricia Ayers, father and mother-in-law Bill and Madeleine Gould, aunts Maxine Jensen and Carol Anderson, uncle Lea McDonald and infant baby boy Gould.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006-48 Ave., Taber on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 between 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Ave., Taber on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Frank Lewis officiating. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
God saw you getting tired,
The cure was not to be.
He wrapped you in
His loving arms and whispered
“Come with me.”
You suffered much in silence
Your spirit did not bend
You faced your pain with courage
Until the very end.
You tried so hard to stay with us
Your fight was all in vain
God took you in His loving arms
And freed you from your pain.
You didn’t deserve what you went through
And so He gave you rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

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JACK GORUK
1925 - 2007


Jack Goruk, beloved husband of Frances Goruk, passed away in Taber on Sunday, December 30, 2007 at the age of 82 years.
Besides his loving wife Frances, he is survived by his children Elaine (Gary) Ash of Edmonton and their children Greg (Joan), James and Heather (Doug); Karen Taillefer (Ron) of Coaldale; Bill (Linda) Goruk of Lethbridge and their children Chris and Gina; Doug (Nevis) Goruk of Lethbridge and their children Robert, Kevin (Tiffany) and Steven; Neil (Della) Goruk of Taber and their son Jason (Jodi); Denise (Ian) Cole of Taber and their children Kelly and Kevin; three great grandchildren Zachary, Jordan and Kash Goruk; sister Mary Baroldi of Taber and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Nick and Helen Goruk; son-in-law Omer Taillefer; brothers John Goruk and Nick Goruk; brother-in-law Roy Baroldi; sister-in-law Lillian Goruk.
Jack was born January 17, 1925 in Taber to Nick and Helen Goruk. After receiving his schooling in Taber, Jack served with the 49th Battalion, Royal Edmonton Regiment. He went to Europe and was wounded in Italy before returning home. He met and courted a young lady named Frances Denis. They married August 6, 1947. Jack worked at Empress Foods (Lucerne Foods) for thirty five years before retiring in 1986 for health reasons. He loved
his work and was honoured at retirement as the Corn King.
Jack was an avid fisherman, a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and loved to coffee with the boys.
Relatives and friends are invited for Prayers at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 11:00 A.M with Reverend Mariusz Sztuk SDS Celebrant. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jack’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #207, 542 - 7 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2H1 or to the Alzheimer Society for Lethbridge and Area, #402, 740 - 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.

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VIOLET GOW
1922 - 2007


Violet Ivy Gow, beloved wife of the late Frank Gow, of Taber (formerly of Vauxhall), passed away at the Taber Continuing Care on Friday, November 30, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Everett Gow of Brighton, Ontario, John (Diane) Gow of Whitehorse, Floyd (Elsie) Gow of Bowden, Phil Gow of Innisfail, Robert (Maureen) Gow of Coaldale, Marylou (Harold) Donaldson of Pincher Creek, Paul (Shirley) Gow of Vauxhall, Dixie Jensen of Taber, Cheryl (Randy) Waddle of Vauxhall and Tim (Joyce) Gow of Vauxhall; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Eva Wallis of Surrey, British Columbia and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Frank in 1986; sons Kenneth and Elon in 1948; four grandchildren; six brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.
Violet was born February 15, 1922 in Wolsely, Saskatchewan. In 1928 she and her family moved to Grantham where she attended the Southside School and in 1938 the Vauxhall School.
Violet and Frank were married November 23, 1938 in Medicine Hat. In 1943, they purchased a farm two miles north of Vauxhall.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 - 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson of the Parkview United Church in Vauxhall, officiating. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Violet's name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.

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HAROLD GILBERTSON
1925 - 2007


“Bye for Now”

Harold Gilbertson of Taber, beloved husband of the late Irene Gilbertson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the age of 82 years.
His memory lives on through his children Craig (Vera) Gilbertson of Calgary, Laurie (Frank) Megyes of Taber, Guy Gilbertson of Taber and Darby Gilbertson of Taber; grandchildren Krislin (Dwight) Meier, Kevin, Brian, Vanessa and James; great grandchildren Edan and Logan.  Harold is also survived by his sisters Marion (Glenn) King of Calgary, Jean (Jerry) Nuttall of Idaho and Nora Hadley of Edmonton.
Besides his wife Irene, he was predeceased by his son Mark.
Harold was born and raised on the family farm south of Taber where he lived up until the last four years of his life.  In his early years, he attended the Wadena Country School.  In 1949 he married Irene Daigle.  Together they raised their family and shared forty-seven years of marriage.  He was a farmer long past his retirement, keeping everyone up to date on the weather and crop conditions.  Harold enjoyed long drives in the country with his family and loved to socialize, keeping a well-worn notebook of names in his pocket once his memory started to fail.  Harold will be remembered for his gentle, humble and caring nature.  He was unfailingly polite and grateful for each small kindness shown to him.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Dr. Austin Fennell officiating.  Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Harold’s name may be made directly to the Taber Hospital Foundation (Continuing Care), 4326 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.

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CLARENCE GOW
1918 - 2007


Clarence Gow of Vauxhall, passed away in Taber on Friday, June 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years.
Clarence is survived by his sister Eva Wallace of Surrey, British Columbia, sister-in-law Violet Gow of Taber and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Gow; brothers Cecil, Gordon, Frank and Harold; sister Pearl Penna; step-brother Loftus Roach; brothers-in-law Tom Penna and Bob Wallace and sister-in-law Sadie Roach.
Clarence was born on August 18, 1918 at Hazenmore, Saskatchewan. Clarence resided at Retlaw and Grantham where he spent time farming. Clarence spent a few years cooking for work crews including a year for a gravel crusher crew at the Frank Slide in the Crowsnest Pass. Eventually, Clarence came to Vauxhall and worked for the PFRA irrigating pastures and later working as a farm hand until his retirement.
A Burial Service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery, Vauxhall on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Alana Johnson officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Clarence’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.

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VIOLA GRAHAM
1938 - 2007


Viola Edna Elsa Graham, beloved wife of Frank Graham of Taber, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Taber Extended Care, on Friday, May 25, 2007 at the age of 68 years.
Viola was born September 21, 1938 on the family farm nine miles outside Windthorst, Saskatchewan, fourth born child of Fred and Edna Pusch. On June 21, 1958 she married Frank Graham. Together they spent the first twenty years of their marriage in Oxbow, Saskatchewan raising their six children, Valorie (Donovon), Ross (Michelle), Dale (Ging), Thurzamae (Al), Melinda (Todd), and Rodger (Barb). In 1978 they moved to Taber where she made many loving friends and captured the hearts of all. She will be remembered for her work at the Clearview Lodge, her passion of power lifting, her homemade buns, riding her bike, walking many miles and visiting wherever she went.
She was a dedicated member of the Peace Lutheran Church and with her strong faith she made it through a recurring cancer. Her true love in life was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Edna Pusch and is survived by her siblings Merle (Russell), Vern (Jackie), Gladys (Ed), Doreen (Louie), and Moreen (Frank). She will be sadly missed and always remembered by family, friends and her eighteen grandchildren Matthew (Jenn), Devon (Jena), Jackie, Gavin, Thea, Christopher, Carl, Cortney, Joshua, Tori, Cali, Elisha (Jared), Reagan, Sydni, Cherish, Logan, Dylan and Karlee.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006-48 Ave., Taber on Thursday, May 31, 2007 from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M. followed by a Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 4619-56 Ave., Taber on Friday, June 1 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Carl Bogda officiating. Burial to follow in the Taber Memorial Garden.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Viola’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7.

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BERNHARD GIESBRECHT
1932 - 2007

Bernhard K. Giesbrecht, beloved husband of Aganetha Giesbrecht of Grassy Lake, passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at the age of 74 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, just west of Grassy Lake on Highway 3, on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake.

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MARIE GERTZEN
1941 - 2007


Marie Margaret Gertzen (nee Pakarno), beloved wife of Arnold Gertzen, passed away peacefully at the family farm near Vauxhall on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at the age of 65 years.
She was loved and will be greatly missed by Arnold, her husband of forty-seven years.  She is survived by her children Kevin (Cindy), Keith, Kurt (Amanda) and by two grandsons, Rylan and Braden all of Vauxhall.  She is also survived by her brothers Gil (Marlene) Pakarno and Otto (Lillian) Pakarno; sister Linda McAughey; sister-in-law Isabel Pakarno; brothers-in-law Dan Jones and Richard Gertzen as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter Karen Gertzen, parents Alexander and Elizabeth Pakarno, sister Tony Jones, brother Jerry Pakarno and brothers-in-law Morley McAughey and Lewis Gertzen.
Marie was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She always had a special place in her heart for her two grandsons.  Marie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 - 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Susan Bowyer of the Parkview United Church in Vauxhall officiating.  Interment to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marie’s name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 234C - 12B Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta  T1H 2K8.

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KAY GIBSON
1911 - 2007


Katherina Eva Gibson of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Eugene Gibson, entered her eternal home on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the age of 95 years.
Kay leaves to cherish her memory, her only daughter Louise (Bill) Wutzke and family including their daughter Lynn Knapik, Lynn’s children Michael, Leanne, Lisa, Sarah and the children’s father Doug Knapik; their son Bruce (Cheryl) Wutzke and their children Eric and Becky all of Bow Island. Kay is also survived by her daughter-in-law Jeni Gibson of Taber and her children Darlene Westhora, Terry and Lance Yuhas and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth & Clarence Ditto; husband Eugene in August 1996; son Harold in November 1996; three sisters Mae McHattie, Mabel McIlvride and Laura Nesbitt.
Kay was born September 24, 1911 in Nanton. She married Eugene on October 8, 1930 and they farmed the original Gibson Homestead in the Conquerville area. They retired to Bow Island in 1971. Kay was active in the Woman’s Institute since 1948 and enjoyed serving with the United Church Women, the Hospital Auxiliary, and taking part in the activities of the Golden Age Centre. She enjoyed bowling, knitting, crocheting and growing flowers; she won many red ribbons for her crafts.
Since 2005, Kay has been a resident at the Pleasant View Lodge and enjoyed the fellowship and wonderful care. She will be lovingly remembered for her gracious ways, beautiful smile and always positive attitude. Kay was “a real lady”!
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 - 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Sandra McMillan officiating. Interment to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kay’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Centre, Extended Care, Bag 3990, Bow Island, Alberta  T0K 0G0 or to the St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 36, Bow Island, Alberta  T0K 0G0.

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JEFF GULLEKSON
1973 - 2007


Jeffrey James Gullekson of Peterborough, Ontario, passed away suddenly while working near Vauxhall on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the age of 33 years.
Jeff is survived by his wife Jennifer and their children, Wade age 6 and Morgan age 4. He is also survived by his mother Elaine Shymko of Kitchener, Ontario, his sister Jennifer (Terry) Edwards of Kitchener, Ontario, by Jennifer’s parents Carol and Brian O’Brien of Peterborough, Ontario and by numerous members of both his and Jennifer’s extended family.
He was predeceased by his father Jim Gullekson.
Jeff was born May 23, 1973 in Calgary where he was raised and received his early years of schooling. He moved to Peterborough, Ontario with his mother and sister as a teenager. During high school at Peterborough Collegiate & Vocational School, Jeff made many life long friends and met Jennifer, whom he married July 6, 1996 and had two beautiful children with.
Following high school and several jobs in unrelated fields, Jeff pursued a career in the trucking industry, referring to himself as a Specialized Heavy Haul Transportation Expert. He grew up around trucks as both his mother and father were in the industry. Jeff was not just any truck driver. He was proud, professional and enjoyed learning from others. We are thankful for the outpouring of support from the many people in the industry that met or worked with Jeff throughout his career.
Jeff had a zest for life. He loved spaghetti utensil night dinners, midnight wetsuit tobogganing and he enjoyed golf and water skiing. He will be fondly remembered by many wonderful friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 11, 2007 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Susan Bowyer of the Parkview United Church in Vauxhall, officiating.
A Funeral Service will also be held at the Comstock Funeral Home, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 4C7, Telephone: 705-745-4683, on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 1:00 P.M.

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TINO GESSNER
1967 - 2006


Tino Gessner, beloved husband of Lynn Gessner of Foremost, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the age of 39 years.
Besides his loving wife Lynn, he is survived by his children Jesse, Lukas, Heidi and Tobias Gessner; parents Brigitta and Ralph Teubert of Germany; siblings Katrin (Marko) Weller and Frank Teubert and his treasured Oma (grandmother) all of Germany ; mother and father-in-law Bob and Mona Perry as well as numerous other relatives in both Canada and Germany.
Tino was born October 7, 1967 in Leipzig, Germany.  He was raised and educated in Germany and resided there until 1996 when he immigrated to Canada.  Shortly after moving to Canada, Tino met Lynn Perry and they were married on December 20, 1997.  In August of 2006 Tino moved with his family to Foremost where he has resided until his passing.  Tino was employed as a stone mason, something he was very skilled at.  He enjoyed playing soccer with his boys, loved to watch hockey, especially when his sons started playing on the local team.  Tino loved horses and farming.  He was a member of the Foremost Town Council and the local dart league.  Tino was a caring person who will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his love of life and people.  He enjoyed introducing many of his German customs and traditions to his family and friends. Tino had many accomplishments that he was proud of, including learning english with the help of his wife Lynn, but the thing he was most proud of was his family.  He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and many friends.
  The Funeral Service will be held at the Foremost Community Hall, 104-3 Avenue East, Foremost, Alberta on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Gary Aicken officiating.  Interment to follow in the Foremost Cemetery.   If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Tino’s name may be made directly to a trust fund which has been set up for Tino’s children, c/o Shelly Slimmon, Box 69, Foremost, Alberta T0K 0X0.

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JOHN GRANDMONT
1932 - 2006


John B. Grandmont, beloved husband of Margaret Grandmont of Grassy Lake, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the age of 73 years.
John was born December 27, 1932 in Winnipeg Manitoba.
Besides his loving wife Margaret, he is survived by his daughter Shelly Wiebe of Taber; his sons Doug (Lana) Grandmont and Garry (Alison) Grandmont all of Lethbridge; two step children, Tracy Murphy of Quebec and Cam (Fern) Perry of Spain; his grandchildren John, Darcy and Jacqueline Grandmont, Megan, Clayton and Chandra Wiebe, Dana and Raelyn Grandmont, D.J. (Danielle) and Shawn Grandmont; a great granddaughter Lakota Grandmont and by his step grandchildren John, Jason and Jared Murphy and Kristen and Grant Perry. He is also survived by his brother’s Ed (Rose), Hilaire (Simone) and Louis (Helen) and their families. Brother-in-law Ron (Sophie) Williams, sisters-in-law Phyllis (Mel) Mellstrom and Vera (Bob) Telfer and by numerous nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his first wife Myrna, his son Maurice Grandmont, his parents Rene & Marie Grandmont, his grandparents Sarah & Onesium Ricard and Joseph & Berthe Grandmont.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Westview Community Church, Grassy Lake on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with the Reverend Wil Stonehill officiating. A private family Interment will be held at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 207, 542 - 7 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 2H1.

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SYBIL GAMBLE
1929 - 2006


Sybil Margaret Gamble of Taber passed away on Friday, September 1, 2006 at the age of 76 years.
Sybil was born on September 5, 1929 in Lethbridge where she received her schooling. She attended nursing school at the Calgary General Hospital, graduating in 1952. She nursed at the Taber Hospital until 1957, after which she trained as a Public Health nurse at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Following her graduation she worked in various locations, returning to Taber in the early 1960’s. Sybil loved to golf, ski, weave, paint, do arts and crafts and garden. She was involved in social issues such as the food bank and was a member of the Alberta Housing Commission as well as an active member of St. Theodore’s Anglican Church.
She is survived by her brother George (Gayle) Cornish of Osoyoos, BC, nephew Patrick, nieces Ruth and Sonaiya, and by her close friend Margaret Ratcliff of Taber.
She was predeceased by her mother Janet Meikle and her father Clayton Cornish.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Theodore’s Anglican Church, 5120 - 44 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with The Reverend Wil Stonehill officiating. A Private Interment will take place at the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Sybil’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 2M7 or to the Taber Food Bank, 5512 - 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta  T1G 1S4.

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