September 28th, 2016

Tuesday April 22, 2014


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 22, 2014.

ALICE BITANGO
1926 ~ 2014
Alice Bitango of Lethbridge passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the
age of 87 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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

BARBARA MONTGOMERY
1930 ~ 2014
It is with both sadness and gentle acceptance that we acknowledge the passing of our mother and
grandmother, Barbara Marcelene Montgomery (nee Schawalder) on April 10th, with her family at her side.
A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED
CHURCH, 1011-4 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Rev. Ruth Preston Schilk officiating. A private family
graveside will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends wish, memorial gifts in Barbara’s memory may be made to
either the Southminster United Church Memorial Fund (1011 – 4th Ave. Soouth, Lethbridge,T1J 0P7) or the
Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta (1254 – 3rd Ave. So., Lethbridge, T1J 0J9).
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

DELIA DODD
1930 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness in our hearts to announce the sudden passing of our mother Rosalie “Delia” Dodd.
She leaves to mourn Mary Dodd (Dave Bowman), Kathy Dodd, Lori Dodd- Soucy (Robert Saucy) and Bob Dodd.
She also leaves to mourn Wallace Henes (Diane), Ken Henes (Carol), Vi Mikilak, and Jerry Henes; she
leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandson.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB; a Funeral Service will follow
at 2:00pm. A private family graveside will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 2211,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.
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

GEORGE WEMEKAMP
“Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6
George (Gerrit) Wemekamp was taken into heavenly glory on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the age of 70
years.
George is survived by his wife Grace, one son, Bradley Wemekamp, and 2 daughters, Melissa (Robert)
Yeomans and Jodi (Reuben) van Popta; 6 precious grandchildren: Cassidy Wemekamp, Robert George and
Brielle Yeomans, Hannah, Rebecca and Sarah van Popta. George is also survived by 2 sisters and 1 brother.
He was predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at WESTMINSTER CHAPEL, 329- 19th
Street North, Lethbridge, with Pastor Ian Crooks, officiating. A private family graveside service will be
held prior to the funeral service.
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

GREEP
Wayne Grant Greep, beloved husband of Joan (Hall) Greep of Cardston, AB passed away suddenly April 17th,
2014 at home at the age of 76.
Wayne is survived by his wife Joan, his best friend and dedicated companion for 54 years, his children,
Cathy (Tom) Needham, Darcy (Suzanne) Greep, Debby (Brett) Salmon, Susie (Kasey) Heaton, Gary (Mandy)
Greep, Shanna (Rockwell) Jensen and Douglas Greep, 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is also
survived by his older brother, Robert (Opal) Greep of Calgary, AB.
Wayne was friendly and kind to all he met and his example of hard work and service exemplified his love
of the Lord and his family. Wayne was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
and served faithfully his entire life.
Friends may meet the family on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Legacy Funeral
Home, 107- 6 Street West, Cardston or prior to the Funeral Service on Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 10:00
to 10:45 a.m.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond, Alberta. Interment in the Temple Hill
Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677
legacyfh@telus.net

HERAUF
After a courageous battle with cancer, Maria Barbara Herauf (nee Schmidt) passed away on April 15, 2014. 
She was surrounded by her family including her loving husband of 56 years, Peter.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South,
Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
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

John Jack Crowshoe Jr.
Mai’stootapi “Crow Man”
June 2, 1939 – April 15, 2014
It is will Great Sadness that the Family of John Jack Crowshoe Jr., announce his passing on April 15,
2014 at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary, AB.
John was born on June 2, 1939 in Brocket, AB. He was one of the last Great Horseman.
The Wake Service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the residence of John
Crowshoe’s. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Piikani
Community Hall with Archdeacon Sidney Black officiating. The Interment will follow at John Crowshoe’s
Pasture East of Kevin Crowshoe’s residence on the Piikani Nation. A feast will be held following, at the
Piikani Community Hall after the internment.
To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Home, Pincher Creek, AB (403) 627-4864

JOHN MCKENZIE
1916 ~ 2014
Mr. John McKenzie passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of
97 years.
At John’s request cremation will take place with a memorial service to follow at a later date.
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

MAXINE WHEELER
1926 ~ 2014
Mrs. Maxine Wheeler, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Wheeler, passed away on April 7, 2014 at the age
of 88 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL,
610- 4th Street South, 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

RAYMOND “RAY” FELDMAN
1928 ~ 2014
Mr. Raymond “Ray” Feldman beloved husband of Mrs. Irmgard Feldman, beloved father and grandfather, passed
away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the age of 86 years.
A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Leduc, Alberta.
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

REINHARD BEYER
1935 ~ 2014
Mr. Reinhard Otto Beyer beloved husband of Mrs. Erna Beyer passed away peacefully at his home on
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of 78 years.
Besides his loving wife Erna, Reinhard is survived by his 3 daughters Teresa Baird Sandra Johnston, &
Laurie Fenz; 4 siblings John (Faye) Beyer, Hannelore Spillmann, Guenter (Pat) Beyer & Inga Androkovich; 8
grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Reinhard was predeceased by his parents Erich & Minna Beyer; brothers Harry, Chuck and Kurt; sister
Annelise; son-in-law Ron Baird, sisters-in-law Anne Beyer and brothers-in-law Kurt Spillmann and Roy
Androkovich.
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW
CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Send condolences a
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

Saakiisipistoo (Prairie Owl)
Trent Joshua Phillip Yellow Wings beloved son of Brandon and Lori Yellow Wings passed away on April 17,
2014 at the age of 18 years.
A Family Service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at Eden’s Funeral home 2424 5th Ave
Fort Macleod, AB. A Wake service will follow on April 22 and April 23, 2014 at the residence of Brandon
and Lori Yellow Wings.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Piikani Community Hall.
Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Eden’s Funeral Home and Crematorium
2424 – 5 Avenue
Fort Macleod, AB
Phone: 403-553-3772
Email: condolences@edensfuneralhome.com
http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

VEENKAMP, Thelma Grace
June 6, 1950 – April 17, 2014
Thelma passed away peacefully in the Claresholm General Hospital on April 17, 2014. She will be dearly
missed by her sisters, Hermina Veenkamp, and Corrie (Gerry) Winter and her extended family, Michelle &
Gerald Anderson and their children Canyon and Aniela, and Scott & Colette Winter and their children
Aiden, Conrad and Brandon and numerous relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Tom
Veenkamp in 1985 and her mother, Gertie Veenkamp (Konynenbelt) in 1997.
Thelma was born on June 6, 1950 and lived on the farm formerly owned by Klaas Poelman, Sr., until the age
of 6. In 1956, the family moved to a farm two miles north of Granum until 1978 when she moved to
Claresholm. In November of 1969, she obtained employment with the Town of Claresholm as receptionist and
later became Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. She retired in 2005 after working 36 years for the Town of
Claresholm. She was a member of the Granum Christian Reformed Church. She loved travelling with her
sister to Europe and North America. Her favourite place to go was Waterton, where she often went with her
family and friends. She enjoyed her retirement and also volunteered at the Claresholm Public Library. She
will be remembered by everyone who knew her as a wonderful sister and friend.
Thelma’s family would like to thank all the wonderful staff of the Chinook Health Unit and the Claresholm
General Hospital for their kindness and caring over the past few months. We would also like to thank
Thelma’s friends for all the offerings of friendship shown to Thelma during her illness. Your love and
support meant so much to her.
Visitation will be held at Leyden’s Funeral Home (4079-1st Street West, Claresholm) on Tuesday, April 22,
2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial will take place at the Granum Christian Reformed Cemetery, prior to the
service, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Granum
Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Henry Veldboom officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation (c/o Ms. Rhonda Risebrough,
Provincial Director, The Terry Fox Foundation, Suite D 10 – 6115, 3rd St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 2L2) or
at http://www.terryfox.org, as Thelma supported the run for many years.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to
LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

WILSON
MRS. RENAE CHRISTY WILSON, beloved wife of Mr. Kim Wilson, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly in Kigali,
Rwanda, Africa on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 38 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at VICTORY CHURCH, 1 mile east of Lethbridge on Highway #3, on
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Kelly Stickel 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

Hans Skretting
1922 – 2014
 Hans Skretting, passed away in Taber on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue,
Taber on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 The Burial Service will be held at the Enchant Cemetery on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with
Pastor Ken Easterbrook officiating. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Hans is survived by one brother, Edwin Skretting and sisters-in-laws Anne G. Skretting, Ionne Skretting,
Irene Skretting, Anne L. Skretting, Carol Skretting and numerous nieces and nephews.
 Hans was predeceased by his parents Gustav and Jorgine Skretting; two sisters and their spouses Mary
(Harry) Key and Judith (Peter) Braun; his brothers Torsten, Gust, Gudmund, Arnold, Jimmy and Sven
Skretting. He was also predeceased by his nieces and nephews Selmar Skretting, Allyson Skretting,
Jennifer Peters, Greg Braun and Robert Ostafichuk.
 Hans was born in Varhaug, Norway on June 17, 1922. Along with his family, he immigrated to Canada in
1928. He attended school at Kinnondale and Adler, located north east of Lomond. Hans, along with his
brother Torsten, took over the homestead in Circle Hill, north west of Vauxhall, after their parents
passing. Hans will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Hans’ name may be made directly to the charity of one’s
personal choosing.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

George Ferguson
1937 – 2014
George Donald Ferguson, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50
Street, Taber on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at
http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; .
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.   

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