June 22nd, 2017

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 7, 2017.

Bessie Hendrie (Devarnichuk)

1925 – 2017

Mrs. Bessie Hendrie of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Dylan Capton

1977 – 2017

Mr. Dylan Capton of Diamond City, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 39 years. Dylan was born on August 25, 1977 in Lethbridge, Alberta, and attended school at Picture Butte High School. His hobbies included hockey, baseball, hunting and fishing. Dylan is survived by his children Kailey Capton and Colton Capton; brother Clint (Amber) Capton; nephew Carter Capton; niece Ava Capton and parents Gary and Ellie Capton. A Celebration of Dylan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Mark Dyck officiating.

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HERMAN J JANIK

1942 – 2017

Hermann J Janik passed away peacefully at Vista Village on May 25, 2017 at the age of 74 years. Hermann immigrated from Germany after World War II. He grew up in Lethbridge, was a baker by trade. In the early 1970’s Hermann and his family moved to the Janik Farm near Pincher Creek. After he retired, Hermann moved into Pincher Creek, where he resided until his passing. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Eden’s Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 9:30 am until 10:30am. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am with Reverend Silvano Vargas presiding. Memorial donations in Hermann’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Jannigje “Janny” Kreft

1920 – 2017

With sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Janny Kreft, loving wife of the late Mr. Dirk Kreft, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 97 years. Born, raised and educated in the Netherlands, Janny married Dirk on February 25, 1944. Together they immigrated to Canada in June of 1949 to Southern Alberta, farming in the Picture Butte and Coaldale areas. They retired in 1980 and moved into Coaldale where she lived for many years. In her final years, Janny resided in the Bethesda Care Home. She is survived by her children; James (Nelleke), Peter (Lia), Tony (Nellie), Trudy (Louie) Bouma, John (Rita), Mary (Dick) Van Harberden, son-in-law Aris Slingerland and daughter-in-law Dorothy Kreft Vandemunt (Nelis), 37 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Nick (Tressa) Brandhorst of Lethbridge, two sisters, Marie and Teuntje in the Netherlands. Janny was predeceased by her husband Dirk, daughter Margaret, son Richard, two grandchildren, Adrian and Brian Kreft, two brothers and one sister in the Netherlands. Condolences will be held between 7:30-8:30pm, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, Hwy 3 & RR21-1 (Howe Road) A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, Hwy 3 & RR21-1 (Howe Road), with Rev. H.D. den Hollander officiating. Interment will follow in the Coaldale Community Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish many donate to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB., T0K 1V0

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JESSOP

JESSE ALAN JESSOP, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on June 2, 2017 at the age of 26 years.

Jesse is survived by his mother, Wendy Jessop (Russ Holt); father, Clark Jessop (Nancy Berg); and brothers Ryan Jessop and Clayton Jessop; and his special four legged companion Mikka.

Friends may meet the family on Friday evening, June 9, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road South (entrance to the airport), or prior to the service at the church on Saturday from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 E 200 N, Raymond.


Kendra Joy Larson

1957 – 2017

Kendra Joy Larson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully after fighting a terminal disease at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Monday, June 5, 2017, at the age of 60 years. A Celebration of Kendra’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Mr. Ardell Billyard

1949 – 2017

Mr. Ardell Billyard of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 67 years. Friends and Family are invited to a visitation between 5:00pm – 6:00pm, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Ardell’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBIRDGE, 4717 – 24 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jeremy Light officiating. A Graveside Service will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery at 11:30am.

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PRATT

KENNETH JOHN PRATT, beloved husband of the late Marilyn Pratt, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the age of 66 years. Friends may meet the family on Friday, June 9 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. at the church. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 110 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6A. Ave. North, Lethbridge, with Bishop Aric Pavan officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


SOMMERFELDT

DON LEON SOMMERFELDT, “Donny” was born February 13, 1966, and passed away suddenly on May 26, 2017.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

There will be no service upon Don’s request.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


TRICSLI

Oct 25, 1944 – June 1, 2017

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LYDIA TRICSLI, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, godmother and friend to all. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at St Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on the evening of Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

She leaves to mourn her husband of 53 years, Louis; her sons, Brian (Karen), Bruce (Becky) and Brent(Alecia) as well as her two favorite and special grandsons, Russell and Justin. She also is lovingly remembered by her siblings, Ann (Roy) Kormos, Johnny (Rose), Melvin (Joan) and Martin (Pat) Nemecek, Betty Nicol, as well as her brother-in-law, Frank Tricsli and numerous special nieces and nephews.

Lydia was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Elizabeth Nemecek and brother-in-law Russell Nicol.

Mom was born Oct. 25, 1944 in Lethbridge and spent her youth at the Nemecek family farm in Diamond city. She married her husband Louis on

June 22, 1963, lived, and raised her family at the Tricsli farm, north of Magrath.

It is impossible to sum up mom’s life in these few paragraphs so we will not even try. It is enough to say that she had a great love for life, a great love for people and all those who were fortunate enough to meet her, left her knowing what true friendship was.

We ask that all friends and family join with us to celebrate mom’s life at a Graveside Service on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Magrath Cemetery with Pastor Jeremy Richert presiding. Lunch and fellowship will follow at the Magrath Senior’s center.

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


Dora Thomson
1914 – 2017
Eudora Thomson, beloved wife of the late George Thomson, passed away in Raymond on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 102 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, June 10, 2017 between 9:30 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel, 4 Street West 2 Street North, Raymond on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at Temple Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Russell Johnson
1932 – 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Russell Martin Johnson in Taber on Sunday, June 4, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at the age of 85 years.
The Celebration of Russell’s Life will be held at the Vauxhall Legion, 217 – 5 Street North, Vauxhall on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Russell is survived by his loving wife of twenty one years, Marlyne who lovingly nicknamed him “Rusty”; his beloved step children Robert Mogck (Damanjeet Kaur) of Medicine Hat and Bonnie (Tim) Baceda of Coaldale along with their son and Russell’s pride and joy his step-grandson Kody. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Randall; nieces Joan (Larry) Holmes and Jennifer (Bryce) Goodman; nephews Stuart Randall and Leonard Randall and their families; sisters-in-law Bea (John) Virostek, Marion Freimuth (Marlyne’s twin), Edna McFall and their families as well as many cousins and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents Olaf and Mary Johnson, brother-in-law Mel Wutch, sister-in-law Alethea Wutch, brother-in-law Albert Freimuth and by numerous other family members.
Russell was born on March 6, 1932 on the family farm in the Circle Hill area. He was the oldest of two children born to Olaf “Ole” and Mary “Mamie” Johnson. Russell lived his whole life on the farm where he was born, except when failing health forced him to move to Linden View Care Facility in Taber. He loved farm life and was so passionate about it that he wanted to do nothing but farm, which he did until his health deterioration forced him into taking the “supervising only” position. He continued taking an active role in the every day operations of the farm. Russell’s other passion was sports. When he wasn’t busy farming, he could be found on the baseball diamond in the summer or the curling rink in the winter. When he wasn’t actively participating in sports, he enjoyed hockey, football, baseball, rodeo events or curling on television. Another of his favorite pass-times was driving the country side checking out all of the crops in the area.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Russell’s name may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion #93 Vauxhall, P.O Box 125, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0 or to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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