By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 11, 2014.
ANN (ANNIE) NEE ELFRING
June 25, 1939 –
September 8, 2014
Ann passed away after a brief and dignified battle with cancer in the arms of her beloved husband Leo at the age of 75 years. Ann immigrated to Canada on July 29 1956 from the Netherlands with her parents and siblings and met her soul mate and the love of her life Leo, on that very day. Ann & Leo married on November 14, 1959, and embarked on a love story that has spanned almost 55 years. Besides her loving husband Leo, Ann is survived by her children; Marg (Jim) Semple, Arnie (Carol) Bergen- Henegouwen, Char (Bob) Fisher as well as her grandchildren Kelsey (Murray) Wemp, Katie (Steve) Shier, Connor Semple, Amber Fisher & Dakota Fisher. Ann was also blessed with great grandchildren whom she adored and treasured more than words can describe; Ryker Wemp, Clara Shier & Annabel Shier. Ann is predeceased by her parents Margaret & Bernard Elfring, and an infant brother Herman. Her daughter, Susan Bergen- Henegouwen passed away in 1996. Above all else, Ann cherished her family and friends, and those who were honored to have known and love her benefited greatly from her generosity and strength of spirit. She was a loving wife and best friend to Leo, devoted Mom, doting Grammy, and ever loyal sister and friend to her large extended family and many friends. In recent years, Ann & Leo spent happy winters in Apache Junction, Arizona where they developed many more lasting friendships. We are all so blessed to have had her in our lives, and will miss her beautiful smile more than words can say. Our family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional and loving care that Ann received from the staff at St. Michael¹s Health Center in Lethbridge. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Bob Wallace officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: St. Michael¹s Foundation (Palliative Care) in memory of Ann Bergen-Henegouwen http://www.covenantlethbridge.ca/
ENSMINGER, Kenneth ³Ken² Wayne
September 17, 1941 – September 7, 2014
Born and raised on the family farm west of Granum, Ken passed away on September 7, 2014 at the Chinook Regional Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 42 years, Sue. Ken is also survived by his sons: Blair (Sue) and their daughters Kara and Elli of High River and Craig of Lethbridge.
Ken was a dedicated husband and father. His loves were his wife, children, grandchildren and vehicles. Cars and trucks were his passion. Ken enjoyed rebuilding and restoring vehicles of all kinds. He loved the chase and the challenge of creating perfection. Finding a diamond in the rough and making it better than new. Ken farmed in the Granum area and raised cattle in the Porcupine Hills. He loved travelling, especially in a vehicle and it didn¹t matter in what direction. He enjoyed vacations in the Flathead Valley and Hawaii. He especially enjoyed his road trips with the boys to the USA to pick up old vehicles.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Claresholm Community Centre (corner of 59th Avenue and 8th Street West). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting http://www.leydens.com. Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN¹S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.
1938 ~ 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce that Frank has passed away peacefully at St. Mike¹s Palliative Care. Born November 5, 1938 in Nowimiasto, Poland. During the war Frank moved around with his family to Germany to be closer to his father. After the war, he immigrated with his family to Venezuela, South America where they resided for 5 years. After which they immigrated to Canada landing in Montreal. Travelling by train across Canada in 1952 the family made their home in Diamond City for a short time and later moved to Raymond where he attended school. His school years were short lived as Frank started working at a young age finding jobs all over Alberta and Saskatchewan working on the rigs and Highway Construction and as a farm hand. In 1958 Frank started at Canbra Foods where he moved up to be a special operator in the refinery. Frank married Stella Jean Wiklund in 1961, having one son Darren. Frank lost Jeannie to a long and courageous battle of cancer in 1992. He then met and married Kathy in 1996. After 42 years of working at Canbra Foods, Frank retired in 2000 and picked up his golf clubs and made that his new occupation. Frank was a member of the Magrath Golf Course for over 30 years, bringing home a few trophies. During his first year of cancer and following his lung surgery he got his first hole-in-one on the Riverside Golf Course in Fairmont, BC. Frank also enjoyed bowling and again many trophies he brought home. He loved going over to visit his brother at the condo and playing pool with him and his buddies. He was an avid Hurricanes Hockey fan and had season tickets for years. He also loved to go walking and hiking. Every year in September Frank would start planning and designing the Christmas Village; he would spend many hours building bridges, tunnels and roadways. One year it took half the basement. It was all a great work of love for him. He leaves us, having earned the respect of his friends and the love and gratitude of his family. Our prayers are now that he is off playing golf and being the engineer he has always dreamed of being. He was predeceased by his wife Stella, mother Katherine, father John and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Left to remember him are his best friend and wife Kathy, beloved son Darren, brothers Edward (Mary) and Richard (Tracy); as well as numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. A special note of thanks goes to Dr. P. Koegler, Dr. E. Wilde, Dr. Schkorr and the staff at the Cancer clinic and for the wonderful care he was given by the staff in the Palliative Care unit at St. Mike¹s. A private family Funeral Service will be held. Family and friends are invited for a Celebration of Frank¹s Life at 2:00pm on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level, underneath the Keg restaurant), 1715 Mayor Magrath Driver South, Lethbridge. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
ARTHUR LUDVIK HAGEN, of Valleyview, AB, formerly of the Aden and Milk River, AB areas, passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 3, 2014 at the Valleyview Hospital. Art was born on April 16, 1923 in Hazelton, BC., and was the first of five children. Art spent his years logging, cowboying, ranching, being a family man, singing and writing. Art will also be remembered by many for his storytelling – stories that were all true. Art will be dearly missed by his son Irvine (Michelle) and only grandboy Lincoln Hagen, and his daughter Julie (Craig) Blackmer and their mother Mattie Hagen, brother Henry Hagen, along with several sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his parents Anna and Lars, brothers George and Norman Hagen, his sister Louise Davidson and brothers in law Sifton Davidson, Victor and Joe Goulet. The funeral service to celebrate Art’s life will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 123 Main Street, Milk River, AB. on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Keith Dangerfield officiating. A fellowship will follow.
A private family interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Coutts Fire & Rescue. Please send to the Village of Coutts, c/o Coutts Fire & Rescue, Box 236, Coutts, AB. T0K 0N0. Phone 403-344-3848. “Happy Trails Art”
LONG TIME SQUIRREL
MR. DARIUS LONG TIME SQUIRREL, beloved husband of Mrs. Pearl Long Time Squirrel, of the Blood Reserve, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care, on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
1941 ~ 2014
Sandra Elizabeth Brunner of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 73 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, September 12, 2014 at ST. MARTHA¹S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. W., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will follow in the Royal View Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
1940 – 2014
Regina Kiss, beloved wife of Rudy Kiss, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the age of 74 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.
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