September 25th, 2016

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 25, 2013.

1921 ~ HUBBARD ~ 2013
Our mother, Rose Christine Hubbard, went to be with the Lord on June 21, 2013 at the age of 91 with her youngest daughter Michele by her side. She will be lovingly remembered by eight children: John (Mabel Schafer), Medicine Hat, AB; Judy Bastura (Stan), Taber, AB; Dorothy Hicks (David), Moose Jaw, SK; Margo Krecsy (Mark), Regina, SK; Jeanne Hoag (Dale), Moose Jaw, SK; Gordon (Val), Regina, SK; Perry (Debbie) Kipling, SK; Michele Crabtree (John), Medicine Hat, AB; twenty-six grandchildren; forty-one great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; sister-in-law Marie Vedres, Lethbridge, AB; son-in-law Norman Hull, Redcliff, AB; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Mom was predeceased by loving husband Lowell (June 21,1990); daughter Betty Hull; infant great grandson Dominique Hubbard; son-in-law Mike Lukacs; daughter-in-law Susan Hubbard; her parents Joe and Elizabeth Vedres; 6 brothers and 4 sisters; father and mother-in-law Noel and Ione Hubbard; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law. Mom was born in Atwater, SK on August 30, 1921 and lived in various areas of Saskatchewan during her upbringing. She and her husband Lowell were married October 21, 1940 at Lake Lenore, SK. They moved to southern Alberta in 1941 and eventually settled in Lethbridge, AB. In 1963 Lowell joined the ministry of the United Church of Canada serving pastoral charges in Gravelbourg, Marquis, and Kipling, SK. In 1980 they moved back to Alberta to Coaldale, then to Lethbridge; and finally moving to Medicine Hat in 1990 where she has resided ever since. Rose joined the United Church in 1947 and until recently was a very active member. She was a chartered member of the Lethbridge First United Church U.C.W., held offices as an elder, delegate to Presbytery and Conference, U.C.W., president, unit president, treasurer, catering convener and executive of Presbytery Mission, Stewardship and Finance. She sang in church and community choirs and helped with Sunday school, Youth Groups, and cooked at Church Camps. 
She was also a member of many community service groups: Willing Workers in Grantham, AB, Ladies Aid and Royal Purple in Milk River, Legion auxiliary and Hospital Guild in Kipling, and kitchen convener at the Coaldale Senior Citizens organization. She was a member of the Life Goes On Group in Medicine Hat after Dad’s passing. Besides being a very busy homemaker, Mom was employed by the Broder Canning Company in Lethbridge, Kipling Hospital (dietary), and the Christian Book Store in Coaldale. Mom loved serving others and her community volunteering at the Hospital and Neighbourhood Kitchen in Medicine Hat. Although Mom loved serving others, her greatest joy was being a loving wife and mother, grandmother, great grandmother, special aunt and friend. Not only did she raise a large family of her own, she fostered two babies and a 10 year old girl. Mom always had room for one or several more and enjoyed the many visits from family and friends. She loved to cook and bake, sew, crochet, play cards and games, read and write. I2012 “The Caboose Story” was completed and published for the enjoyment of family and friends. Mom had an amazing memory and never forgot a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. 
She loved all sports and enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play. The Blue Jays were her favorite baseball team and even while hospitalized she enjoyed watching them, especially pleased they had won 8 in a row! After their retirement, Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling. They went to California and took numerous camping trips but their most meaningful vacation was to the Holy Land. After Dad’s passing, Mom continued traveling via Greyhound bus earning the nickname “rambling Rose” by her many relatives who welcomed her visits. Mom was always there when we needed a hand with babysitting or moving and travelled between our homes for special events and ceremonies. Mom had strong Christian values and believed in the power of prayer. She had strong faith, unwavering devotion and love that never ended. She will be dearly missed! Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 101 – 6th Street SE, Medicine Hat, on Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in WESTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Leroy Angle officiating. 
Interment will follow in the Family Plot at Hillside Cemetery. 
Memorial gifts in Rose’s memory may be made to the Westminster United Church Memorial Fund, 101 – 6th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1G7, or to the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 2Y4, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or http://www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Rose Hubbard. Funeral arrangements arentrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

John Brocklesby
1946 – 2013
  John Hall Brocklesby, beloved husband of Char Brocklesby, passed away in Bow Island on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 67 years.
  Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 
(403)
223-8778.

BULLOCK
SYLVIA LEE BULLOCK, beloved wife of the late Gerald Alvin Bullock, passed away in Lethbridge, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the age of 78.
Sylvia grew up in Magrath. She graduated from BYU with a Bachelor degree in Education. Sylvia married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Bullock, in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1957. She lived in Lethbridge for most of her adult life. She was predeceased by her parents Lasca and Lolovee Jensen.
Sylvia is survived by: four children – Sandra MacDonald, Kathy Hill, David Bullock and Michelle Wilson; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; two sisters – Jo Ann Delooze, and Lasca Duce; and one brother Christian Jensen.
Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, and prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge.
Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

DECAIRE
BRIAN DECAIRE, beloved husband of Eunice Decaire passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the age of 64 years.
He is survived by two brothers: Marlyn (Dorothy) Decaire of Stranear, SK, and Raymond (Diane) Decaire of Lethbridge; a sister Marion
(Denzel) Gallinger of Morrisburg, ON, and a sister-in-law Ardell Decaire of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Brian is also survived by a special child, Aaron, and three godchildren: Melissa, Sheryl, and Tyler.
Brian is predeceased by his father and mother, Louis and Della Dicaire; two sisters: Diane and Joyce Decaire; and two brothers: 
Lawrence and Mark Decaire.
Brian was a very kind, considerate and generous person. He was well- known for helping others in their time of need, with no questions asked. He had a great love for children, and often repaired their bikes and bike tires. Brian had a great love for animals, including horses, dogs, and his two special cats.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Email:  condolences@generationsfh.ca
Sign guest book:  http://www.generationsfh.ca

GAIL MALCOMSON
1952 ~ 2013
It is with heavy hearts we inform friends and family that Gail Louise Malcomson loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grand mother and daughter passed away at 2:05 AM Wednesday June 19 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL | 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, with Glenda Wert officiating.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901 http://www.mbfunerals.com

HIGA
1960 – 2013
Beverly Anne Higa, beloved mother of Shawn Higa, passed away at St. 
Michael’s Palliative Care on Friday June 21, 2013 at the age of 52.
Beverly passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with family and friends at her side.
She is survived by her mother Susan Yachiyo Higa, her son Shawn (father Lyle Waddle and Grandmother Pat Waddle), sisters Kyera Lea (daughter Alecyn), Glenda and John Worne (sons Joel and Christopher), brother Wes Higa and Mary Tanasiuk, Randy Ohno and many special friends. She was predeceased by her father Hiroshi Francis Higa.
Beverly was born in Lethbrildge, December 7, 1960 to Sue and Francis Higa. She was educated in Lethbridge, then worked at and eventually co-owned the family business, Higa’s Jewellery, with her brother Wes. 
In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doing many other interests. Bev loved music, shoes and fashion, beading, jewellery, the art of tattoos, cooking, travelling, comedies and most recently Pinterest on the computer.
Bev is deeply loved and missed by her family and friends. She always had a smile for her loved ones, and others needs came before her own, even during her illness.
A Celebration of her life will be held at the First United Church,
502 13 St N, Lethbridge, Wednesday June 26, with a viewing at 1 p.m. 
and a Service following at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer centre or the St. Michael’s Palliative Care.
Evergreen Cremation Services
327 – 10 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Phone: (403) 329-4934
Send condolences: http://www.evergreenfh.ca

JEFF DE HEER
1934 ~ 2013
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10: 9-10 It is with great sadness and great peace we bid farewell to our dear Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, and Friend, Jeff de Heer of 78 years farewell, knowing he now rests in the arms of his precious Savior Jesus Christ till we meet again.
Jeff was a man with a deep abiding faith in his heavenly father, the salvation he had in his Lord Jesus Christ and the infallible word of God; the Holy Bible. Jeff was born on November 18, 1934 to Jasper and Clara de Heer in the Netherlands, the third of twelve children. At the age of sixteen years, Jeff immigrated to Canada with his family under duress as he would never have left the Netherlands of his own accord. 1960 brought Jeff in contact with the love of his life Miss Cecilia Mehrer and on November 10, 1962 they were married until death due they part which would be in 1987 just five months shy of 25 years. God blessed Jeff and Cecilia with four children; Katherine, Ramona, Teresa and Jasper-John (Jay).
Jeff de Heer was a great husband and father, not perfect but great… Dad, your children watched first through the eyes of a child and then later through the eyes of an adult; our Father, Jeff worked fifteen and sixteen hours a day. A man who had his struggles and burdens to bear, a man who came to this country uneducated, unable to speak the language, who taught us- his children, all we needed to know about love, commitment, kindness, perseverance, faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
Left to mourn and celebrate the blessing Jeff was in our lives are
daughters: Katherine (Larry) Canfield of Stirling, AB, Ramona (Ken) Braun of Oxbow, SK, Teresa (Calvin) Gardner of Stirling, AB; son: 
Jasper-John (Lisa) de Heer of Blackfalds, AB; grandchildren: Byron
(Kaylee) Canfield, Patricia Canfield (Chad), Lawrence (Crystal) Canfield, Neil, Ethan, Jessie, Kyle and Brett Braun, Keith Gardner (Jenn), Nicole and Rebecca Gardner, Cole and Shelby de Heer; great-
grandchildren: Kathleen, Emma and Roxanne Canfield, Lucas Canfield and Jeffrey Gardner; and five brothers and four sisters.
Jeff was predeceased by his wife Cecilia de Heer, his parents Jasper and Clara de Heer, infant brother, a sister Jaqueline, a nephew Kenny de Heer, sister-in-law Helen de Heer and parents-in-law John and Lydia Mehrer.
A Visitation will be held between 7:00-9:00pm on Thursday, June 27,
2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, June 28, 2013 at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40th Avenue, Lethbridge.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901 http://www.mbfunerals.com

Kay Keast
1923 – 2013
  Katherine Frances Keast, beloved wife of the late John Keast, passed away in Taber on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
  Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 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, June 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Brock Campbell conducting.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
  Kay is survived by her children Jude Keast (Helen Nelson) of Toronto, Philip Keast of Edmonton, Caroline (Simon) Tang of Vancouver and Linda van Voorthuizen of Toronto; grandchildren Kathy, Brenda, Giorgi, Philip, Iain, Alastair, Sophia and great granddaughter Maya Katherine. She is also survived by her brothers Michael James, Jude James and their families in the United Kingdom.
  She was predeceased by her husband John E.V. Keast, sister Rose Eyers, brother Tony James, brother-in-law Roy Eyers, sisters-in-law Jean James, Peggy James and Ethel James.
  Kay was born January 23, 1923 in Winchester, England. She entered domestic service to help her family during the great depression in the 1930s. 
With
the advent of war, she became a driver-mechanic in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (RAF). Post war, she trained as a nurse, becoming a Registered Nurse in the early 1950s. She immigrated to Canada in 1956 with the first three of her children, to join her husband John who emigrated from England ahead of them.
  Her introduction to Canada began at the French River in the dead of winter where she learned to tell the difference between the barking of dogs and the howling of wolves! She continued her nursing career in Sudbury, Kirkland Lake and Sioux Lookout in Ontario where she and John added their fourth child to the family. In the mid sixties, the Keast family moved to Alberta and she retired from full time nursing a few years later to become an avid, full time gardener. It was said by her friends in Taber that if Kay Keast couldn’t grow it, it couldn’t be grown!
  Kay had little in the way of diplomatic skills which meant that you always knew what she thought about a particular subject and where you stood with her. Her love was not uncritical but it was unconditional! She will be missed by family and friends alike.
  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kay’s name may be made directly to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park NE, PO Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 (www.stars.ca).
  The family extends a grateful thank you to the staff and residents of the Clearview Lodge, the Linden View care facility and Dr. Hughes and staff of the Taber Health Centre, Active Care Unit for the care and compassion shown to Kay during the last few months of her life.
   Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. 
Telephone: (403)
223-8778.

LACANILAO
LEONILA SANTOS LACANILAO, passed away at 12:50 A.M. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the age of 90 years.
A Funeral Service will be at the SDA CHURCH OF CHIMES, 2606 – 16 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. 
with Pastor Romy Dakila officiating.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Honoured to Serve
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
care@cornerstonefh.ca

NEKICH
MR. GUISEPPE NEKICH, beloved wife of Mrs. Helga Nekich, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Honoured to Serve
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
care@cornerstonefh.ca

Helena Neustaeter
1945 – 2013
  Helena Neustaeter, beloved wife of Cornelius Neustaeter, passed away in Arrowwood on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the age of 68 years.
  The Funeral Service will be held at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Vauxhall (travel north of Vauxhall on Highway 36 ten kilometres, then nine kilometres west and finally one kilometre south of the Circle Hill Community Hall), TODAY, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Old Colony Mennonite Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 
(403)
223-8778.

PHYLLIS KING
1918 ~ 2013
PHYLLIS LAURA KING of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Kenneth N. King, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, at the age of 95. 
Phyllis was born April 9, 1918 in Kipling, Sask. to Lance and Irene Lewis.
She is survived by her son Norman (Shirley) of Picture Butte, their children Kevin (Marie) and Ashley (Barry); son Duane (Leona) of Lethbridge; daughter Janet (Westly) Bennett of St. Paul, Ab., their
children: Ken, Loralee (Rob); and seven great grandchildren: Mikaela, Kaiden, Emmah, Peytyn, Levi, Ty, and Elizabeth; a brother LaMont
(Kay) Lewis of Innisfail and many special nieces and nephews.
At Our Mother’s request a private family graveside service will be held.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901 http://www.mbfunerals.com

VAN DYK
AUDREY VAN DYK, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2013 at the age of
75 years, after a lengthy and valiant fight with cancer that began 28 years ago. Her bravery, courage, strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through until her fight became too much to bear.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, June 26,
2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.
Honoured to Serve
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
care@cornerstonefh.ca

VERA RHODA ALTHEN
1913 ~ 2013
It is with full hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, sister, nana, and great-nana Vera Rhoda Althen at the age of 99 years. She passed away peacefully on June 24th with her adoring family by her side. Nana was born on December 21, 1913, fourth oldest girl in a family of 9 children.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, John C. Althen in 1994 and by sisters Florence (Leon) Weiss, May (Manuel) Weiss, Doris (Arvid) Larson; brothers Vic (Mary) Robinson and Albert Robinson.
Vera is survived by her son Don and wife Mary and their 5 children, Grant (Charlene) Althen, Margo (Bob) Schneyder, John Althen, Scott
(RaeAnn) Althen and Suzanne Tividar; twelve Great Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren. Vera is also survived by a brother Ken (Margaret) Robinson; two sisters, Nada (John) Light and Ethel Boyer; sister-in-law Bernice Robinson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vera was born in Copper Cliff, Ontario, and at the age of 6 years moved to Hacke, later named Twin River, commonly known as Del Bonita where she continued to live for the majority of her life. She was a hard working pioneer woman who had a deep love of horses, cattle and the land that she called home. Throughout her life Vera maintained a positive attitude, never complaining and always persevering to get the job done. Vera was known for her quick wit and fast retort, always with a mischievous sparkle in her eye.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Bob Wallace, officiating.
Send condolences at
http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361  Fax: (403)382-3623 Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901 http://www.mbfunerals.com

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