February 23rd, 2018

MONDAY, February 12, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 12, 2018.

BROUSSEAU

Our DAVID passed away quietly in his sleep at home on February 7th, 2018 at the age of 39 after a year long struggle with lung and heart issues.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Tena Buan

1938 – 2018

Mrs. Tena Buan of Coaldale, beloved wife of Mr. Denis Buan passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


DANCOISNE

HELEN CECILIA DANCOISNE nee Makarenko, beloved wife of her late husband Glen of 58 years, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

Left to cherish her memory and celebrate her life are her loving family: daughters Darlene Hranac of Readymade, AB and Lorna Cannon of South Lake Tahoe, California; son David (Carol) Dancoisne of Coaldale; grandchildren Kim (Don), Steph (Franco) and Mark Hranac, Michelle (Desmond) Murphy, Jason (Lisa) Dancoisne, Shawn Dancoisne and Tyler (Cheryl) Cannon; step-grandchildren Rick and Bob Cannon, Cindy, Clint (Dawn); great-grandchildren Tucker, Sydney, Elly, Colten, Macy, and Hayden, Kirsten D, Blake H, Leslie & Liam Hall, Eire, Aiden as well as many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Glen in ’95, son Robert in ’69, mother in ’34, father in ’57, brother Steve Makarenko, granddaughter Starlie Hranac in ’89, step-granddaughter Shannon Pahara in ’13, son-in-law Ed Hranac in ’91, brothers-in-law Eldon and wife Mary Dancoisne in ’56 and Mike Ryznar in ’80 and sisters Sophie Ryznar and Elsie Seekens and great-grandson Jace Pahara in 07.

Helen was born on July 11, 1920 in Lethbridge, to Stephen and Eudokia Makarenko. She attended school at St. Basil’s and St. Patrick’s in Lethbridge.

She married Glen in 1937 in St. Patrick’s Church in Lethbridge. In 1942, they moved to Coleman with daughters Darlene and Lorna, where they have resided since and were blessed with two sons, Robert and Dave.

She was an active member of the Coleman Catholic Women’s League since 1949, as well as a member of the Seniors Club, Preservation Society and Museum Employee over the years at Turtle Mountain Hotel, Holyk’s Grocery and, in her later years, on staff at the Coleman Post Office.

She was thankful and appreciative for the simplest give life had to offer. Her greatest treasure was her family. The love and laughter she received from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled her heart with joy.

Although she is gone from our eyes, she will remain in our hearts forever.

A Private Funeral Service was held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, with Alice Takacs officiating. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DYCK

Trenton Joel Dyck, age 13, beloved son of John and Jennifer Dyck of Picture Butte, Alberta, entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2018.

He is survived by his parents, sister Kallie, and brothers Graham and Gareth.

Trenton was born on September 15, 2004. He was an active baby, toddler and boy, with a big, hearty laugh that made everyone else laugh with him. Early on, he set goals and showed a quiet determination in achieving them. He was inquisitive of the natural world around him and developed a keen interest in reading science-related books, encyclopedias and textbooks, along with action adventure and science fiction novels. He read voraciously and often curled up in his dad’s reclining chair, deeply engrossed in a book. Many hours were also spent building Lego, having outdoor adventures and playing games with his siblings, riding his bike and playing outside with his neighborhood friends. He also treasured numerous fishing trips and outings with his best friend’s family.

Trenton accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour when he was six years old, and had a deep, quiet faith in his resurrected Lord. He often volunteered to help his mom with any kitchen chores, cooking and baking. He served his family and helped with children’s ministries at his home church, and in the community.

Trenton was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive and advanced cancer in late October 2017. He was cared for at home by his family, then spent the last 12 days in Lethbridge Regional Hospital in Pediatric Palliative Care. He endured many months of suffering and looked forward to seeing Jesus face to face. Trenton was able to make a wish through the Children’s Wish Foundation, and donated the amount to Compassion Canada – Haiti – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project, so that children in Haiti will be able to have access to clean water. His vision was that others will come on board and help raise funds for this project so that people can be helped not only with their physical problems, but that they can hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Trenton’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Coaldale MB Church, 2114 – 18th Street, Coaldale, AB. Private burial will be held prior to the service at the Coaldale Community Cemetery. Viewing will be held Monday, February 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, 703 – 13th St. N., Lethbridge, AB.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Compassion Canada – Trenton’s Wish, https://compassion.ca/trentons-wish.

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


Susie Marie Esser

(nee Janzen)

“Sue”

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Sue Esser on January 30th, 2018 at the age of 75 Years.

She was born in Coaldale, Alberta on December 10th, 1942 to Martin and Annie Janzen. Following graduation, Sue enrolled in the Galt School of Nursing where she became an RN. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1963. On September 14th of that same year, she married her beloved husband Robert Esser. They enjoyed 51 wonderful years together before Robert’s passing on March 26th, 2015.

Sue loved caring for all things whether it be people, animals or plants. She took great pride in her yard and garden. She also enjoyed reading, sewing and cross stitch. When she and Robert retired, they had the opportunity to travel extensively. Above all, she cherished time spent with her granddaughters. She was most happy when she was surrounded by the love and laughter of her family.

Sue is survived by her son Michael (Lori); daughter Michelle (Phil); her granddaughters Amanda, Megan and Ashley. Also left to mourn her passing, are her sisters Tena (Jac) Enns, Elsie Regier, Nell (Peter) Heier; her brother Bob Janzen; sister-in-law Ruth (Howard) McKeeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sue was predeceased by her parents; loving husband Robert; and brother-in-law Bill Regier.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sue’s honor may do so to the: STARS Foundation, 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7, or the: Parkinson Society of British Columbia, #600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1J9, or to the: East Kootenay S.P.C.A., PO Box 2, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4H6.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family can be offered at: http://www.mcphersonfh.com


Marie Fenske, beloved wife of the late Norman Fenske, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GUNNLAUGSON

March 06, 1946

– February 07, 2018

SIGVALDI JAMES GUNNLAUGSON, Son of Brynjolfur (Ben) and Margaretta (Reta), was born in Holland, MB. He succumbed to his valiant battle with the evil that is Mesothelioma in Lethbridge, AB.

As a loving Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to so many more, he lived his thrill-seeking life of numerous passions through a workman like effort. No challenge was too heavy for his positive attitude while the adventures he sought carried with them his remarkably genuine smile.

To those that wish to share in the Celebration of His Life, you are invited to join in his day of honour on February 14, 2018 at 1:00p.m. at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH (2329 15th Ave S) in Lethbridge, AB. Following the Service, a luncheon will be held at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club (3rd floor, 3401 Parkside Drive S)

“Jimmy G” would much prefer any good deed done in his honour instead of flowers or donations.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Vinh The Ho

1955 – 2018

Mr. Vinh The Ho, beloved husband of Mrs. Phan Wong, passed away at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 11:00pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEl, with Mr. Wayne Kwan, officiating.

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


Peter J. Klassen

1928 – 2018

It is with sadness that the family of Peter J. Klassen, beloved husband of Lena Klassen, announces his passing in Long Term Care at the Coaldale Health Centre on February 8, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17th St. Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Lillian Thompson officiating. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior to the service.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9 or to the Mennonite Central Committee, 1117 2A Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0E6.

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


KNECHT

ANNIE KNECHT, beloved wife of Edwin “Ed” Knecht, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LACZO

KHARISSA LACZO passed away in Calgary on Friday February 9, 2018 at the age of 27 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


LAKATOS

MARGARET LAKATOS, beloved wife of the late Bert Lakatos, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Carrie Smith 1927 – 2018

Carrie April Smith, beloved wife of the late Edward “Ted” Smith, passed away in Taber on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the age of 90 years. Carrie is survived by her niece Sandra (Andrew) Goss of Guelph, Ontario and her grand-nephews Owen (Natalie) and Alex (Andrea). The Burial Service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Linden View Care Centre (second floor), 4700 – 64 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. 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.


WADSWORTH

MYRON VINCENT WADSWORTH – ‘Spii yii koowan”, 40, beloved spouse of Akita, father of Margie-Belle, son of the late Melvin and Teresa Wadsworth, passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on February 7, 2018.

A Wake Service will be held at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, AB on Wed., Feb.14th, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Hall on Thurs., Feb. 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to:

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Alma Wiebe

1929 – 2018

Mrs. Alma Wiebe, beloved wife of the late Mr. Albert Wiebe, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Share this story:

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.