September 26th, 2016

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 21, 2015.

ALLEMEKINDERS
JOHN ALLEMEKINDERS, beloved fiance to Hilly Sullivan of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 75 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Tim Clark 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

ARMA JEAN (FRANCIS)
JENSEN
JEAN JENSEN, beloved wife of Reed Jensen of Barnwell, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Taber, AB at the age of 82. Besides her loving husband of 61 years, Jean is survived by her 9 children: Kathy (Jordan) Samhuri, Carlos (Julie), Nola (David) Williams, LoAnne Bajowa, Susan (Rob) Berezay, Alan (Jeanette), Corinne (Tony) Yee, Eric (Chrystal), Carolyn (David) Crockett; 37 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Delores (Theron) Sommerfeldt, Keith (Joan) Francis, Kae Jolley, Jack (Norine) Francis; sisters-in-law: Viola, Dorothy, LaRue, Carol, Edith Francis, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Edwin and Eva Francis, 3 grandchildren, Jesse Jensen, Tyler Williams, Hannah Jensen, and by her brothers: Howard, Douglas, Rell, Dean, Ronald, and Albert. Jean was born, raised, and educated in Taber. After she graduated from High School, she attended BYU in Provo, Utah for 3 years, majoring in Home Economics. She married Reed Carlos Jensen of Barnwell, October 28, 1953 in the Cardston Alberta temple. They raised their 9 children in Taber and Barnwell. Jean was a devoted wife and mother. She loved music, and sang solos, in small groups, and in large choirs throughout her life. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She served in numerous capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has a firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was always cheerful in her service. Jean¹s greatest treasure is her husband and family, and she expressed her love to us, and for us, always. Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, January 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the BARNWELL LDS CHAPEL, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Barnwell, AB, with Bishop Scott Nelson officiating. Interment in the Barnwell Cemetery.

DAVIES
BOB DAVIES, beloved husband of Nancy, of Lethbridge, formerly of Picture Butte, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 at the age of 58 years. A Memorial Service will be held at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 462 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner 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

DONALDA BROOKS
1938 ~ 2015
Mrs. Donalda Brooks of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Glynn Brooks, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 76 years. Born on August 7, 1938 in Beiseker, AB, the youngest daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Uffelman. After graduationg from school, she attended Henderson Secretarial School in Calgary. Upon graduation, she worked in Calgary until she met Glynn and they were married on April 9, 1960. Both of Donalda¹s children, Cameron (Jodi, daughter Brynn) and Blaine (sons Kyle, Ashton & Kaden) were born in Calgary. Donalda was a stay-at-home mom for many years. Also actively involved in the church and community work; a CGIT Leader, Assistant Cub Master, a Pioneer Girls Leader, community association worker, and a hockey mom. She served the church council of Lethbridge First Baptist for a number of years. She was the co-captain of the church¹s prayer chain. Glynn, Donalda and their boys lived in a number of Alberta communities; Calgary, Wainwright, Edmonton, Lethbridge, (living here twice), and Canmore where Donalda & Glynn were owners / operators of the Cee-Der Chalets in Harvie Heights for 9 years. Donalda¹s spiritual gift was hospitality, so this allowed her to serve people through the Chalets. In 1995, they moved to the farm at Park Lake, and Donalda worked with Glynn raising sheep and other small animals. Her hobbies were her home, gardening and flowers. She spent a lot of time studying the Bible, and both she and Glynn were actively involved in the church Bible study. She enjoyed Christmas and hosting the Christmas potluck for many years. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of the intensive care unit at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, for their wonderful care and attention.
Donalda is survived by her brother, 3 sisters, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Baptist Ministries, 7185 Millcreek Drive Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5R4. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1614 ­ 5th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

EGGERT OLSON
Dec. 10, 1916 – Jan. 15, 2015
In the early morning hours of January 14, Eggert passed from this earthly life at the age of 98 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. Eggert was born on Dec. 10 1916 on the family homestead at Spy Hill, Sk. Eggert was a farmer at heart and farmed until 1982 when the farm was sold. During the winter months of 1954-1957 Eggert made curling ice at the Meadow Lark Curling Club in Calgary, Alberta. It is here where he met his wife Marg Walsh. They were married Nov. 25, 1957. They moved back to the farm that spring.
Eggert and Marg had 2 children a son Kelly and a daughter Angie. Eggert was predeceased by his parents Einar & Meta Olson, his brothers Paul (Dolly) , Martin (Eva) and 2 sisters Nina Kirby and Ella (Jim) MacDonald. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marg Sept. 7, 2001. Eggert is survived by a son Kelly (Carol) and their children Anna, David, Cheryl (David) and James (Faithy); his daughter Angie and her children Heidi, Trina, Nikki (Mark) and Michael. He was predeceased by one granddaughter Tasha. He is also survived by 8 great grandchildren; Jessie-James & Solomon Olson, Levi Sage, Alexis, Ayden, Ethan, Seth and Lacey Briere. A memorial service will be held on January 23 @ 1:00 pm at Park Meadows Baptist Church 2011 15 Ave. North, Lethbridge Alberta.

JENSEN
BIG SVEND AAGE JENSEN passed away suddenly at the Raymond Hospital on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 98 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

KEN HALL
1935 ~ 2014
Mr. Kenneth “Ken” Hall of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Patricia Hall, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the age of 79 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022 18 St., Coaldale, AB. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

MILLER
VIOLA E. MILLER, beloved wife of the late Clifford Miller, passed away in Magrath on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 96 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, GARDEN PLACE CHAPEL, Magrath. Friends may meet the family prior to the funeral service from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

PETER RETZLAFF
1926 ~ 2015
Peter Retzlaff of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Helena (Baergen) Retzlaff passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge on January 16, 2015 at the age of 88 years. Peter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Peter is survived by his children Leonora (Henry) Paetkau, Anna Mae (Jack) Neufeld, Dan (Mary Lynn), Luella (Ken) Bartel, and Rose (Doug) Klassen; 14 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. Besides his loving wife, Peter was predeceased by his parents Heinrich and Elizabeth (Barg) Retzlaff and his brother Bernie.
Donations in Peter¹s memory can be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946 ­ 32 St NE, Calgary AB T1Y 6J7. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 ­ 17 St, Coaldale AB with Pastor Lillian Thompson, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

RONALD FORNER
1948 ~ 2015
Mr. Ronald Forner of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Lucie Forner, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at St. Michael¹s on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 66 years. Born in Duncan, BC to his parents Kenneth Arlie and Bonnie June (nee Greenwood) Forner. Ron was employed at the Lethbridge Community College and Del Mar College in Corpus Christie, TX where he worked with his passion for computers. He graduated from Del Mar College in 1995, with an associate¹s degree in Computer Science. Throughout his years, he loved to teach others. Ron also had a strong interest in music, particularly the guitar. When he was a young man, and well into his 50¹s, he either played in a band or orchestrated the music for community play houses. He was a member of the Lethbridge Community Learning Council. Besides his loving wife Lucie, Ron is survived by; his daughter Nicole; grandchild Jessie Westbrook; his Father Kenneth; brother Kenneth (Bob) and his spouse Mary. He was predeceased by his mother Bonnie June in 2004.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

ROSS FREDRICK OLSEN
1947 ~ 2015
Mr. Ross Fredrick Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marilyn Olsen, passed away suddenly at home on January 16, 2015 at the age of 67 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 9:00am ­ 9:50am at the LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE BARN, 3000 College Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Mr. Richard Knight, officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

TAYLOR
NORMAN W. TAYLOR, CD passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, 13 Jan. 2015 at the age of 96. Norm is survived by his daughter Sharon (Dennis) Jobe, and grandchildren, Trevor and Stacey. Norm was a true gentleman, a career Artillery soldier and WW2 veteran. His unit landed shortly after D day and he saw action until VE Day in 1945. He was awarded the 1939 – 1945 Star, Defense Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal, C.D. with clasps, and the Canadian Centennial Medal. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre and Dr. Steeves for looking after this precious old veteran with such love and care. he truly adored each and every one of you. As per Norman¹s wishes, a family gathering will be held in Edmonton with interment in the family Plot. Norm was a wonderful man who served his family, friends, and Country with great pride and dignity!

Jake Heinricks
1922 – 2015
Jacob Leonard Heinricks, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 92 years. The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. Burial to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com/&gt; .
Jake is survived by his children Arlene Jordan of Calgary, Linda Reid of Calgary, Alan ³Alvin² Heinricks of Creston, British Columbia and Holly Renner of Creston, British Columbia and by their mother Olga Heinricks of Creston, British Columbia; grandchildren Tony, Jay, Kurt, Cary, Craig, Mark, Victoria, Jeffrey and Samantha as well as nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Harry (Marilyn) Heinricks, Eva (Henry) Goertzen, Sally (Isaac) Wiebe, Gerda (Bill) Friesen and Anne (John) Nikkel; in-laws Kay Heinricks, Margaret Heinricks, Kay Heinricks, Betty Heinricks, Maxine Heinricks and Bernie Krahn. Jake was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Helena Heinricks; brothers John Heinricks, Abe Heinricks, Ike Heinricks, Corny Heinricks and Bill Heinricks; sisters Sue (Peter) Wiebe, Helen (Vic) Lang and Mary Krahn. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jake¹s name may be made directly to a charity of one¹s choice. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Verle Warren
1944 – 2015
Verle Newton Warren, passed away in Taber on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 70 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 22, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 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 Friday, January, 23, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. A private burial service will follow at Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . Verle is survived by his wife Anna Marie Warren; children Heather (Rod) Nielsen of Regina and her son Brantly Bose, Stacey (Heather) Warren of Calgary and their children Christopher and Caitlyn. He is also survived by his aunt Dora Warren; in-laws Joe Ell, Beatrice Ell, Teresa (Paul) Illerbrun and Jackie (Scott) Oddie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents George and Vera Warren; uncle Donald Warren and aunt Mary (Wallace ³Buck²) Turnbull; father and mother-in-law Bolcer and Lena Ell. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Verle¹s name may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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