December 14th, 2017

THURSDAY, November 16, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 16, 2017.

BOERSMA

June 12, 1943 – Nov. 7, 2017

HARRIT “HARRY” BOERSMA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maaike Boersma, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

A Celebration of Harry’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, #90 – 550 WT Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Helen Coyle

1924 – 2017

Mrs. Helen Coyle of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Leslie Coyle, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


FRACHE

RAYMA LEONE FRACHE, beloved wife of the late Ernest Frache, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

She is the loving mother of four children: Betty-Lou (George -deceased) Kamma, Norma (Doral) Closson, Edward (Lorna), Loreen (Tom) Brooks and foster son Richard Holmes; 10 grandchildren: Haley (Adam), Ryan (Courtney), Shane (Nikki-deceased), Jon (Amanda), Brenda(Dustin), Mark, Cathy (Trent), Michelle (Einar), Jennifer (Sean), Lurel (Sam); and 23 great- grandchildren.

Rayma is survived by her sister Doreen (Claire-deceased) Burr, and brother George (Jean) Holman.

Rayma was predeceased by her loving husband Ernie, her parents Ray and Eleanor Holman, brothers Kay, Donald, and Lenard Holman, and grandson Michael Kamma.

Rayma was born in Magrath, Alberta on March 13, 1930. She grew up in Taber, Alberta and later graduated from a hairdressing course in Lethbridge. Rayma and Ernie married on June 23, 1949 and resided in Lethbridge where they raised their family.

Mom had a generous heart and loved to serve her family and friends. Her home was a gathering place where all were welcome. She took special interest in everyone she met. Mom loved little children and they loved her. Her faith in Jesus Christ carried her throughout her life. She will always be a living example of Christ like love.

Friends are invited to meet with family from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB and prior to the service from 10:00 – 10:45am on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Lethbridge East Stake Centre, on Forestry Avenue.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Lethbridge East Stake Centre, 4105 Forestry Ave S, Lethbridge

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


KAY BERNIE

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Kay Bernie, on November 11, 2017 at the age of 92.

Born in Mickelsdorf, Poland, November 4, 1925, Kay was the daughter of Rudolph and Olga Kunstman. They immigrated to Canada in 1929 and settled in Stettler, Alberta. After completing High School, Kay moved to Calgary, where she worked, then later married Ken Bernie and they had four children. In 1952 they made their home in Lethbridge. Kay worked in Retail and then for Sears. She retired at age 59.

Kay also spent time in Foremost, where she made many lasting friendships. In Lethbridge she became involved in the community volunteering for Girl Guides, Meal on Wheels, Ten Thousand Villages, and the Seniors Center. Kay was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Kay also resumed her love of oil painting and her passion for golf. She began to play bridge and looked forward to her weekly games with her group of friends. Kay also loved to cook and bake which she did until her passing. She was also an avid reader and always up to date with current events, ready to debate any topic with anyone.

But Kay’s greatest love and joy stemmed from her four children and their families. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant a lot to her. Kay lived a long and fruitful life, selfless, generous, and always grateful. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

Kay was predeceased by her parents Rudolph and Olga, her husband Ken, and sisters Lil and Elsie. She is survived by brothers Art Kunstman and Garry (Gail) Kunstman from Stettler and Ron (Fay) Kunstman from Whiterock, BC.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons David (Kathie), Bob (Barb) and daughters Debbie (Eldon) Simpson, Val (Charlie) Barton. Also 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins in Poland and Germany.

A private family service will take place at a later date. For those who wish, donations may be made at a charity of your choice.


ODEGARD

ARNOLD CHESTER ODEGARD, of Picture Butte, AB, beloved husband of 54 years to Elaine Odegard, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

He is the loving father of Grant Odegard (Colleen Hankinson) of Lethbridge and Carolyn (Russ) Wlad of Red Deer. He will always be remembered by his granddaughters: Carley, Robyn and Regan Wlad. Arnold is also survived by his brother-in-law Alan Egland, nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.

Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Chester and Clara Odegard and half-sister Margaret Mehlen.

Arnold was born and raised on the farm, North of Picture Butte. Farming and ranching was his life and he would have it no other way. Dad loved the country life, being outdoors and close to nature. He always looked forward to a visit from his granddaughters.

Dad would do anything for anyone. His honesty, integrity, kindness, work ethic and common sense earned him the respect from all who knew him. Arnold was an avid gun collector and expert marksman. Dad battled with cancer for the last 18 months of his life. A very special thank you to the Palliative Care team at St. Michael’s Health Centre for their kindness.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Family Inurnment Service will be held at the BOWVILLE CEMETERY on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with a Celebration of Arnold’s Life to follow at the MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Arnold’s memory to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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


REIMER

GUS REIMER, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Green Acres Foundation – The Golden Lodge 122-5 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 0S9.

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


SKRUKWA

MICHAEL JOSEPH SKRUKWA, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 64 years.

Michael is the loving father of Joseph Daniel (Beth) Skrukwa. He is also survived by his sisters Maureen (Terry) Royer and Betty (Bob) Krausher as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father Joseph Skrukwa and his mother Mary Skrukwa.

Michael was a lover of music his entire life. Growing up, he played drums in a pipe band, as well as in a few rock-and-roll bands. He had a bright personality and witty sense of humour that he carried with him throughout his life. Even through his yearlong battle against cancer, Michael stayed genuine and made sure to keep his family in positive spirits with his stories and jokes.

Family truly was everything to Michael. He was an amazing father, son, brother and friend. His son, Joey, was his number one; to him, there wasn’t anything Joey couldn’t do, and the memories and interests they share together will be cherished forever. Michael was the most loyal caregiver to his beloved mother and was by her side at all times when she needed him most. He treasured the relationship he had with his sisters deeply and they cared for him graciously in his last year. He was also very thankful to all of his friends that took time out of their days to visit and spend valueless time with him.

A Celebration of Michael’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to share stories at THE ONION, 1702 – 23 Street North, Lethbridge, AB at 7:00 P.M.

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


VORNBROCK

JOYCE EVELYN VORNBROCK, beloved wife of Norman Vornbrock, of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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