September 28th, 2016

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 2015


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 19, 2015.

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Konstantin Acehaida

1927 – 2015

Konstantin Acehaida passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the age of 88 years.

He leaves his loving wife Anna; his daughters Elizabeth (Bill) Slack and Teresa (Lonnie) Baceda; grandchildren Jade (Shane) Krupinski, Joanna Russell, and Chris Slack; 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, grandson-in-law Cam Russell, as well as sister-in-law, Nadia Krywonis.

Konstantin was born on April 10, 1927 in the village of Kostopol, Ukraine. Kon and Anna immigrated to Canada in 1948 arriving in Lethbridge where Kon began work on a local farm hoeing sugar beets. His hard work and determination resulted in a rewarding and successful farming career in Skiff spanning 55 years. He was a man of integrity, generous and kind, who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Forstell for his care over the last few years and the palliative team and staff at St. Michael’s for their compassionate care and respectful attention to Kon during his last days. You have all been a comfort to us during this very difficult time.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Friday, November 20, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street S. Lethbridge. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. Michael’s Palliative Care, 1400 – 9th Ave South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


George “Bill” Dodd

1930 – 2015

Mr. George “Bill” Dodd of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Annette Dodd passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his loving wife Annette, Bill is survived by his daughter Joyce Dodd (Carl Perry); son Geoff Dodd; sister Gloria Onufrechuk; sister-in-law Penny Dodd as well as his niece Nyna Hill.

Bill was predeceased by his parents George and Ethel as well as his brother Jim Dodd.

A Private Family service will be held at a later date.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


DUNN

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LEONARD ELDON “DIGGER” DUNN at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

If family and friends so desire, donations may be made in Digger’s name to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Robert Firth

1955 – 2015

Mr. Robert “Bob” Firth of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Connie Firth, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the age of 60 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 27, 2015 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S. Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4P3.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


HOFER

REBECCA HOFER, of Wrentham, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at the age of 31 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at the PRAIRIE HOME COLONY on Friday, November, 20th, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JOHNSTON

ALAN JOHN JOHNSTON, beloved husband of Katie Johnston, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, November 13, 2015 at the age of 72 years.

Friends may meet with the Family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Friday November 20, 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm and at the church November 21, 2015 from 10:00am to 10:45am.

Funeral Services will be held at the WESTSIDE STAKE CENTER, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 560 Highlands Blvd West on Saturday November 21, 2015 at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.


Albert Kenwood

1924 – 2015

Albert Kenwood of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Veronica Kenwood, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the age of 91 years.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30pm, on Monday, November 23, 2015 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave South, Lethbridge, with Father Lukas Drapal officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


NIEUWENHUIS

Psalm 121:2

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

ANN “ANTJE” NIEUWENHUIS, beloved wife of the late John (Jan Sipkie) Nieuwenhuis for 54 years, went peacefully to be with her Lord on November 17, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

She is lovingly remembered by their children, Julie (Hank) DeJager, Sid (Margaret) Nieuwenhuis, Lambert (Deborah) Nieuwenhuis, Ed (Brenda) Nieuwenhuis, Betty (Evert) Van de Pol, Dave (Sharon) Nieuwenhuis, Mary-Ann (Henk-John) Kuipers, 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, one sister and John’s two sisters and two brothers. Ann was predeceased by her husband John in 2010 and their young daughter Betty in 1962.

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40th Ave North, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend W. Oord officiating.

A Private Graveside Service will be held prior to the Memorial Service.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Jerry Pokarney

1937 – 2015

Jerry Pokarney of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved father of Christy, Cheri, Brynna, and Teague, passed away suddenly on November 13, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

Jerry was born in Great Falls, Montana on June 20, 1937. Jerry spent his childhood in Great Falls and graduated from Great Falls High School in 1955. Jerry went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the College of Great Falls in 1964 and proceeded to obtain his Master of Music from the University of Montana in 1967. He married his first wife, Diane Pokarney, in 1961 and together they had two daughters, Christy and Cheri. Jerry began his career as a high school band director in Hobson and Malta, Montana, before moving to Lethbridge in 1969. Jerry briefly taught at Gilbert Paterson Junior High School before taking the position as director of bands at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, where he taught for over 30 years. He married his second wife, Bonnie Jean Brown, in 1984 and together they had two children, Brynna and Teague. Teaching music was more than just a career for Jerry, it was his passion. In addition to being an inspirational teacher, Jerry was also a composer, an author, a board member of the Alberta Band Association, a conductor, an adjudicator, and a clinician. His greatest love and talent was playing trumpet, which enabled him to perform with some of the finest musicians in North America. His retirement from teaching in 2003 allowed Jerry to devote more of his time to composing music and spending time with dear friends and family.

Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Gladys and George Pokarney and his brother, George “Bud” Pokarney.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015 at Southminster United Church, 1011 4th Avenue South Lethbridge, AB, with the Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Red Deer College in support of MusiCamp Alberta (formerly MusiCamrose) at the following website location: https://alumnifriends.rdc.ab.ca/Give-Now. Under “Designation”, please select “Other” and type “Jerry Pokarney Memorial Scholarship” in the box provided. Your donations will be used to send students in financial need to this long-standing music workshop in Alberta that Jerry loved and supported for many years.


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