Posted: October 24th, 2012

MARGA BANKONIN, beloved wife of Alex Bankonin of Coaldale, passed away at home on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the age of 77 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughters: Carmen Bankonin and Christine Bankonin; and brother Gunther Hesse of Germany. She is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Andreas Bankonin, her mother Else Hesse and stepfather Arthur Podletski.
Marga was born and raised in Vienenburg, Germany and met Alex at the age of 15. In 1956, she immigrated to Canada to marry Alex, and a few years later, they started their own farm in Raymond, Alberta. In 1962 they moved to Coaldale, purchased land, and farmed there. This is where they resided until 2011, at which point they retired from farming and moved into the town of Coaldale. Marga’s family was close to her heart. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
A Viewing will be held at 10:00 A.M. on October 29, 2012 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 29, 2012 at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB.
A private family interment will occur following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
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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

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  1. lethbridge photoclub says:

    The Lethbridge photo club would like to extend their sincerest sympathizes to Alex and his family.

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