November 24th, 2017

THURSDAY, September 7, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 7, 2017.

Anne Paskuski

1928 – 2017

Annie (Anne) Clarke Paskuski, nee Wilson, of Lethbridge, died peacefully in her sleep on September 4, 2017 at the age of 88. Mom was born on November 13, 1928 and grew up in Coleman, Alberta. As a teenager, she moved to Lethbridge with her two sisters. There she met and married the love of her life, Peter Paskuski, and together they raised four children. Throughout her life, Anne was the center of her family always providing support, gentle guidance and encouragement to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first. Anne was a strong, but soft-spoken woman, very hardworking and strived to set a good example for her children. She was a wonderful cook and baker and enjoyed many Sundays preparing family dinners. Anne was also the quintessential hockey/baseball mom before it was fashionable and she could usually be found at the local rinks in the winter and ball diamonds in the summer quietly cheering for her star players. In her spare time, she enjoyed and excelled at a variety of handicrafts but was an especially gifted knitter and made beautiful Disney sweaters and blankets for her grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter, in 1994 after 47 years of marriage; her parents, Arthur and Margaret Wilson; her son-in-law, one sister and one nephew. She is survived by her children, Cheryl Regier Thomas (Griff), Dan (Sheila), Gary (Marianne) and Debby; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one sister, Janet and numerous nieces and nephews. The Paskuski family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa for the care they provided to Anne for the past three years. A Celebration of Anne’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Family Centre, 225 – 200, 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4C9, a charity that was near to Anne’s heart.

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Gaye Lehouillier

1926 – 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Gaye Margaret Lehouillier announces her passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the age of 91 years. Gaye was born in Saskatoon, SK in 1926, the eldest of 4 children born to Joseph and Ida Garrett. She attended nursing school at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, graduating in 1949. After graduation, she went on to work in Wainwright where she met the love of her life, Jules Lehouillier, who was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. When Jules returned from the Korean War they had short postings in Edmonton, Ottawa, and finally Calgary where they lived for 15 years. They finally settled in Lethbridge in 1968 when Jules took a position at the newly formed University of Lethbridge. Gaye worked in the maternity ward at St. Michaels Hospital in Lethbridge for 5 years before retiring from nursing. Mom and Dad loved to travel and they spent many winter vacations on the beach. Of all the places they visited Maui was their favorite, Gaye loved the tropical flowers that grew there naturally. Her other love was dogs. She had a very large collection of ceramic dogs that were displayed all over the house. Even though she liked all breeds, her favorite was the Newfoundland. She enjoyed many happy years with our Newfie, King. Left with the fondest of memories are her children, Suzanne (Mike) Burke of Calgary, Patrick (Deann) Lehouillier of Lethbridge, Danielle (Rick) Gruninger of Lethbridge and Jackie (Don) Berglund of Okotoks; her step children, Lise Lehouillier of Sept Ile, QC, Paul-Emile (Diane) Lehouillier of Quebec City, QC and Michel Lehouillier, of Pont Rouge, QC.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Terrance Garrett of Linden, AB. She is predeceased by her husband, Jules, her son Richard, her parents Joseph and Ida Garrett, her sister Glenna Coulman and her brother Pat Garrett. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm., at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB., with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. A family interment is to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. For those who would like to honor her memory, it is the family’s wish that donations be made to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Ave North, Lethbridge, AB., T1H 5E9.

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Guido Emilio Nekich

1931 – 2017

Mr. Guido Emilio Nekich of Lethbridge, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. A Family and Friends Gathering will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB., T3B 6A8.

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HERMAN

EARL HERMAN, of Magrath, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the age of 97 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

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HILLMER

December 23, 1951

– September 5, 2017

GORDON ALBERT HILLMER, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

Gordon is survived by Shirley, his wife of 24 years, as well as his sons Rod (Barb-deceased) Hillmer and Jason (Jennifer) Hillmer, his grandchildren Cassena, Jordan and Dakota, his sister Kathy (Scott), his brothers Chris (Noel) and Keith (Tammy), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, parents, three brothers, one sister, one niece, and one nephew.

A Graveside Service will be held at the MAGRATH CEMETERY on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Olivier Ravelojaona officiating.

A Memorial Reception will follow at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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HUNTER

JUDITH “JUDY” LYNNE HUNTER, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 A.M

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Joseph William “Bill”

Sparvier

1934 – 2017

Mr. Joseph William “Bill” Sparvier of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 83 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Kenneth “Ken” David

1936 – 2017

Mr. Kenneth David of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eunice David, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., with Canon Allan McCuaig officiating.

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KOSTIUK

WILLIAM (Bill) KOSTIUK, beloved husband of Verna Kostiuk, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 71. He was the loving father of sons Corey and Kyle. Bill is also survived by his two grandchildren, Kaylum and Mehki, and his brother John (Doris) Kostiuk, plus numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Fr. Kevin Tumback celebrant. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

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Albert “Al” Denton Smith

1923 – 2017

Mr. Albert “Al” Denton Smith of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Violet “Vi” Smith, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Al was born in Lethbridge to Richard and Rose Smith on October 23, 1923. Al and Vi were married on January 21, 1950. He began working at the Lethbridge Research Station, then left to serve in the Army during WWII. He returned to the Research Station and retired from there at the age of 56. Al continued his passion for the game of golf well into retirement. Al was a gentle spirit who loved his family and friends. He is survived by his son Dennis (Heidi) Smith of Mesquite, Nevada. Close to Al was his special niece, Darlene Smith who was like a daughter to both Al and Vi; special niece Joan Schaufele, and good friends Rae and Norm Haugen. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kathryn (Paul) Serpe, Carolyn (Ian) Simmons, Jennifer (Ryan) Miller, Garrett (Chantele) Danker, and Trevor (Paula) Haugen. Also left to mourn are his sisters in law Lydia Herrmann and Doris Smith; brother in law Hilbert (Wynn) Schaufele; as well as several great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and their families. Al was predeceased by his parents, as well as six brothers: Art, Bill, Tom, Dick, Percy, and Doug, and his two sisters, Dorothy (Harry) Bulpitt and Mona (George) Fraser. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4TH Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

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TYMENSEN

ADRIANUS “HARRY” WILHELMUS TYMENSEN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Celia Tymensen, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

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VREDEGOOR

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to MARTIN G. VREDEGOOR, beloved husband of 63 years to Dora Vredegoor, of Lethbridge. A husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his loving wife, he will be lovingly remembered by his six children Marion (Blaine) Pontarolo, Linda (Richard) Kremenik, David Vredegoor, Marty (Colleen) Vredegoor, Brian Vredegoor and Pat (Sue) Vredegoor; his grandchildren Cassandra (Mark) Wilson, Michael (Kathy) Kremenik, Bryce (Jill) Pontarolo, Ryan (Jenna) Kremenik, Shawn (Kerry) Pontarolo, Mandie (Shane) Vredegoor, Tyler (Jessie) Vredegoor, Greg Vredegoor, Kirstie (Chris) Houston, Brian (Jr.) Vredegoor; his 12 great-grandchildren Kiara, Emily, Riley, Adam, Liam, Oliver, Austin, Hunter, Kaytlin, Kenneth, Isabella and Tenley.

Martin is survived by his twin brother Everett (Anne Marie) and brothers Ben, Hank (Agi) and Gary and his sisters Henny Raats, Ann (Conrad) Verbaas, Marie, Lena (Henry) Verbaas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law Betus, Hank, Gerrit (Ans) Heinz and sisters-in-law Dinny Jansen, Anne (Harry) Schlief, Lena (Frans).

He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Grada Vredegoor, brothers Anton and Mike, sisters Grada and Dinie, brothers-in-law Tony and Ted, and sister-in-law Mary. He was also predeceased by Dora’s parents Gerhardus and Anna Heijnst, brothers Wim and Jan and brother-in-law Eppie.

Martin was born on April 27, 1933 in Drempt, Holland where he also met the love of his life, Dora Heijnst. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1953 and Dora immigrated one and a half years later. The couple married on August 28, 1954. Martin was blessed with a growing family. He worked very hard at different jobs as a farm labourer, construction worker, carpenter and stuccoing houses in order to provide for his family. He also worked for the Sugar Beet Factory, Lethbridge Exhibition, Lilydale, United Feeds and New Life Feeds; however, farming was where his heart and his passion were. He bought his first piece of land in 1957 near Shaughnessy and later purchased more land around the Shaughnessy area in Purple Springs and Drayton Valley.

Dad was a very hard working, wise and talented businessman and quite the joker with his great sense of humour, always wearing that mischievous and infectious smile that we will all miss dearly.

Besides his love for farming, he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, telling stories, dancing, camping, fishing, boating and traveling.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M., with Deacon Michael Pollard officiating. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, on Friday, September 8th at 11:00 A.M., with Father Salvador Ahumada, Celebrant. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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David Krahn
1926 – 2017
David Krahn, a long time resident of Taber, passed away peacefully in Coaldale on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, September 7, 2017 between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
David is survived by his wife of sixty seven years, Anna; eleven children Judy (Jake) Bueckert of Calgary, Daniel (Helen) Krahn of Kleefeld, Manitoba, Stella (Tomo) Kedoin of Lethbridge, Cornelius (Rosalee) Krahn of Red Deer, Katherine Warnock of Red Deer, Henry (Caroline) Krahn of Bolivia, John Krahn of Lethbridge, James (Dawn) Krahn of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Bernie (Corenna) Krahn of Hinton, Tim (Evi) Krahn of Lethbridge and Margie (Brian) Schellenberg of Calgary; twenty four grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, one brother as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter Mary; parents Isaac and Agatha Krahn; nine siblings.
For the past four years David has been living and cared for at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale. Prior to deteriorating health dictating his move, he was a happy resident of Taber and a faithful attender at the Evangelical Free Church.
Aside from having his family come for visits David loved having coffee with friends, swimming at the Taber pool, puttering around his yard, sitting in the sun and teasing those he loved (and even those he may have just met!). He had a flare for adventure and loved to travel and experience new things.
As a family, we are relieved for him that he has been released from an ailing mind and body, yet we remember him with fondness and are saddened by his passing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in David’s name may be made directly to the Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Box 1312, Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1N1 (http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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