September 26, 1918 – June 2010
It is with loving regret and gentle relief that the family announces the passing of NICK UNGER at the age of 91 years. He passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre early Monday morning. Nick was born in Swatwa, Russia on September 26, 1918. He came to Canada with his family at the age of eight. They originally lived in Ontario, then Saskatchewan but later moved to Coaldale, where Nick’s father farmed. Nick married Tena Florence Penner on November 3, 1940. Nick and Tena farmed north of Coaldale and raised their 6 children there. Nick loved the land and continued to check the crops and the goings-on out in the country well into his retirement. They loved their country retirement home and continued the love for farming with large gardens and many flower beds. Nick’s health deteriorated and he was moved into the Coaldale Health Centre, where he spent the last years of his life. He will forever be in the hearts and memories of his family; son Harold (Alice) Unger, deceased daughter Norma Kathleen VanRyn, daughter Beverly Unger (Blake Holtman), daughter Connie Zerger (Gordon Pengilly), daughter Elaine Unger-Pengilly (Doug Pengilly) and son Allen (Lana) Unger, loving grandchildren; Darren (Joanne) Unger, Lana (Gary) Tomasta, Karen (Mark) Babick, Michael Morden (Traci Derhak), Cindy (Chris) Dewsbery, Jason VanRyn (Tyna Gaudreheault), Nick Pengilly, Skyler Pengilly and Daly Unger, great-grandchildren; Cole and Jordan Unger, Toni Tomasta, Zack and Reid Morden, Braden and Justin Dewsbery, Michael VanRyn and Tyona and Anthony Geudreault. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Nick during his lengthy stay in the Coaldale Health Centre and those who visited. Family are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Following a Private Family graveside service at the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery, a Memorial Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17th Street, Coaldale, AB, on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Manfred Boller and Pastor Gerald Klassen officiating.