By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 1, 2015.
Thomas William Sefton Band
Husband, father and grandfather, Tom Band passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on April 22, 2015 at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre. Tom was born on September 12, 1921 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the first son of Art and Jennie Band. He was followed 3 years later by his brother Jim, now residing in New Westminster, B.C. After graduating high school in 1940, he joined the RCMP at the age of 18. He served with the Force until pensioned in 1965 at the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his retirement from the RCMP he worked for the City of Lethbridge as a personnel officer. He met his wife Vera at a bowling alley in Drumheller in 1942. She followed him to Wainwright then Camrose and Westlock. After special dispensation from the RCMP, they were married on October 10, 1947. Life in the RCMP took them to Coronation, Okotoks, Brooks, Calgary and finally to Lethbridge in 1961. Vera passed away in 1996 after braving a lengthy illness. Tom and Vera adopted two children, James and Patricia. Jim followed in his father’s, grandfather’s and uncle’s footsteps and joined the RCMP, creating a legacy of 3 generations of Band men in the Force. He married Colleen Wince in 1973 and was stationed in Powell River, B.C. at the time of his passing in 1974 at the age of 23. Colleen was remarried to Brian Luco and they had two children, Shawn (Martine)and Erin. Shawn and Erin inherited a third set of grandparents in Tom and Vera and were loved dearly by them.
Two grandsons, Robert and Patrick (Ashley) Shackleford are the children of Tom and Vera’s daughter Pat, a registered nurse residing in Lethbridge. ‘Gramp’ never missed a school Christmas concert, piano or guitar recital or soccer or volleyball game. He was his grandsons’ #1 fan observing from bleachers or from lawn chair on the soccer pitch. Rob, Patrick and Ashley were the great joy of his life. He was so very proud of all that they had accomplished. Tom was very active in his community and his church. He had a long and outstanding Masonic career and was Past President of the Lethbridge Shrine Club and a member of the Shrine Oriental Band. He was Governor of the Lethbridge Juvenile Hockey League, Past Director of Crime Stoppers and a member of the Canadian Legion. His companion pug Spike, was a volunteer in the pet visitation program at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Tom and Vera had many dear friends across the country, almost all of whom Tom outlived. Dad, Gramp – thank you, for our conversations and laughter, your wisdom, encouragement and support, your confidence that we could be successful in anything we chose to do. Thank you, for leaving us with the knowledge and comfort of your deep love and pride. We love you and will dearly miss you. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 3:00 and 5:00 pm on April 29, 2015 at Martin Brothers Funeral Home, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on April 30, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, with Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. Internment will precede service at Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a donation in Tom’s, memory to his favorite charity, the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, 4 Queen Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3R3 or via http://wp.srcf.ca. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
JOAN CROSKERY, beloved wife of the late Robert Croskery, passed away peacefully after a short stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.
DAVID M. ENTZ, passed away peacefully in his home and surrounded by his family at the River Road Colony, on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the age of 39 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the RIVER ROAD COLONY on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. An Interment Service will follow at the River Road Colony Cemetery.
TREVOR LAYNE PLOURD, beloved husband of Carolyn Plourd of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 62 years. Besides his loving wife, Trevor is survived by his sons Layne Plourd of Lethbridge, Vincent (Chasity Simon) Plourd of Calgary, and Dan Plourd of Lethbridge as well as siblings Paul (Gail) Plourd of Coalhurst, Shelly Plourd of Calgary and sister-in-law Cora Plourd of P.E.I. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Trevor is predeceased by his parents Paul & Haroldean Plourd and brother Lindy Plourd. Trevor was born in Carmangay, AB in 1953 and was raised in Lethbridge. He met and married the love of his life, Carolyn Malkas, in 1974. They were married for 40 years and together, raised their three children. Trevor loved music and truly enjoyed playing bass guitar in a local band, “Horse”. He also had a keen interest in large vehicles and classic cars. Trevor will be truly missed by his family. At Trevor’s request, no formal Funeral Service will be held.
July 22nd, 1921 – April 24th, 2015
The family of CLARENCE STICKEL sadly announce his passing on April 24th, 2015 after a brief illness. Clarence was born on July 22nd, 1921 in Gackle, North Dakota to Fred & Lydia Stickel. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Anna and their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild: Shirley (Jim) Pederson, Mick (Nora) Lerch (Joseph & Cecilia), Lloyd (Judy) Stickel, Sheyna Aarts (Kienna & Kassidy), Shawn & Tracy, Ron (Linda) Stickel, Brant (Tracey), Megan (Sean), Bryan (Blake), Brandon & Kayla, Trevor Stickel (Kim Philpott), Audrey Hannan (Deceased 2013), Brent (Karen) Hannan (Seamus & Chloe), Jody (Brad) Keim (Clayton & Jeremy), Marlene (Bryan) Firth, Heather (Shane) Graham (Tiana & Shaylene). Clarence is also survived by three sisters: Violet King, Irene Lodermeier & Viona (Dugald) McMillan. He was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins in Germany. Clarence was predeceased by his brothers Clifford, Wilbur & William, sister Lorna Sharp and his parents Fred & Lydia. Clarence served in the army during WWII for 3 years and worked for the Royal Canadian Legion for 25 years. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. with Major Brian Beveridge officiating. A Private Family Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Clarence donations may be made to the St. Michaels Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J-4V5.
Maria Vanden Hoek
July 14, 1924-April 25, 2015
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Maria Vanden Hoek, our dear and beloved Mother, Oma and Great Oma, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Maria was predeceased by her loving husband, Jacob Vanden Hoek of 66 years on August 28, 2013. Maria is survived by her 3 daughters, Margaret (Tony) Slingerland, Rita (John) Kreft, Jackie (Hans) Kuperus, her sons Tony (Vicky) Vanden Hoek, Dinant Vanden Hoek; 23 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Maria is survived by 6 sisters in the Netherlands.
Besides her husband Jacob, Maria is predeceased by her son Kasey, 2 great-grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law, Parents Cornelis and Dina Van Den Dool/Laban, parents-in-law Kornelis and Maatje Vanden Hoek, one sister in Holland, one brother in Africa. An opportunity for condolences will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 7 to 8 P.M. at MARTIN BROS. RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610-4 St. S. Lethbridge, Ab. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION of LETHBRIDGE, R.R. 211 and Highway 3, Lethbridge, Ab with Rev. A. A. Brugge officiating. Internment will take place at the Archmount Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may make donations to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
Klaas “Clarence” VanderWal
1948 – 2015
Mr. Klaas “Clarence” VanderWal passed away unexpectedly in Lethbridge, on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 66. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at MARTIN BROS. RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge. The Funeral Service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM. with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1A3. Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
MARY JANET WOOD, passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the age of 79 years. Further obituary to be announced once completed.
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