May 22nd, 2018

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 12, 2017.

David Blades

1929 – 2017

Mr. David Blades of Lethbridge, formerly of Stirling, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lou-Jean Blades passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Sunday June 4, 2017 at the age of 87 years. An informal service will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

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Dylan Capton

1977 – 2017

Mr. Dylan Caption of Diamond City, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 39 years. 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.

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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. 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 may donate to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB., T0K 1V0

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Kendra Joy Larson

1957 – 2017

Kendra Joy Larson, beloved wife of Kirk Oseen, passed away June 5, 2017 at 9:20 am after a month long battle with CJD. Her legacy remains with her sons Jason McNiven (Wendi), Cory Benson (Renee); Granddaughters Taylor and Jayden McNiven, Chloe, Myah, and Rowyn Benson; and surviving siblings Valinda Cummins, Lonnie Larson, and Colette Staples (Wes), and their families. Kendra was predeceased by her Father, Lief Larson, and survived by her mother Jeannie Larson. Her Celebration of Life will be held 1:00pm on Saturday, June 10 2017, MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, 610 4th St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

University of Alberta Mailed to the attention of: Valerie Sim, MD, FRCPC Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases 204 Brain & Aging Research Building, 8710 – 112 St University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2M8 Visit to send a private condolence.


DARRELL STUART LENDRUM passed away at the age of 49, in the mountains that he called home.

Darrell is survived by his children Cassidy Lendrum and Tynan Lendrum, whom he loved to his last breath.

A Funeral Service will be held at CITY LIGHT CHURCH – 4101 20th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

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Mary S. Entz
1962 ~ 2017
Miss Mary S. Entz of the Starbrite Colony Farms passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the age of 55 years. The Funeral Service will be held at the Starbrite Colony on Friday, June 9, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. Honoured to serve Starbrite Colony Farms is COOK SOUTHLAND Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone: 403-527-6455.

Mr. Ardell Billyard

1949 – 2017

Mr. Ardell Billyard of Lethbridge, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the age of 67 years. 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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DOROTHY JEAN MURRELL, beloved wife of Alex Murrell, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at the age of 79 years.

A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon-Horon officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Following the Funeral Mass, Dorothy will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dorothy, donations may be made in her name to either the ALS Society of Alberta: 7874 10 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8W1, The Canadian Cancer Society 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation 119 14 St NW #200, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6.

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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
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


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