October 24th, 2020

THURSDAY, January 18, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 18, 2018.

Dr. William “Bill” Batting

1925 – 2018

Dr. W.R. (Bill) Batting of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mary, now deceased, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Our mom and dad were good to each other and as parents provided a loving and supportive environment for our family. Both of our parents were born and raised in Saskatchewan and moved to Stettler where Dad began his optometry practice.

In the late 1950’s our family moved to Lethbridge where Dad served the fine residents of Southern Alberta for the next forty years.

Our parents had many friends they met through golf, curling, bridge and their involvement in community service organizations that included Knights of Columbus, Kinsmen and the Gyro Club.

Dad is survived by his son Bob (Erin) Batting; daughters Lorna (Ken) Bateman, and Karen Svrcek; grandchildren Caitlin, Connor, Kristin (Cam), Jennifer (Shylo), Kelly, Steven, Kevin and their families; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Mary, their daughter Brenda and brothers Norman and Roy.

We are grateful for the loving care provided by the staff of St. Therese Villa, assisted living facility.

There will be no funeral or memorial service at this time but rather a private family gathering to celebrate Dad’s life will be arranged at a future date.

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Allan Day

1941 – 2018

Mr. Allan Day of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 76 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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ERMAN

NELSON HARRY ERMAN, beloved husband of Gertrude Erman, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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NORMA ALICE (Stevens) GARNER

March 6, 1928 – January 16, 2018

NORMA ALICE (STEVENS) GARNER, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018 at the age of 89.

Alice was born March 6, 1928, in Magrath, Alberta, the fourth child of Harold and Lucy Adeline White Stevens.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth Wayne Garner, her parents and her three older brothers: Ronald William Stevens, Reginald Glen Stevens, and Jack Desmond Stevens.

She is survived by her younger brother Lawrence Addison (Sham) Stevens (Joanne) of Okotoks; her six children: Gary (Kaye) of Lethbridge; Mark of Taber; Scott of Stirling; Lee (Dee Ann) of Lethbridge; Wade (Steven) of Edmonton; Carolyn (Dan) Wood of Fort McMurray; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Alice came from a strong LDS background and has always been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She married Kenneth in the Cardston Alberta Temple on May 6, 1953. Together they raised their family in Taber, Alberta, where Ken worked for the Municipal District until they moved to Lethbridge to be closer to medical specialists.

In addition to supporting her husband, Alice spent her married life working in various Church capacities including the Primary and the Relief Society. Alice maintained a balance between her two eternal callings — wife and mother.

Alice loved sacred music. For many years, she sang in a double trio. She treasured her association with the other sisters as they sang together at many events. As her health deteriorated, her memory of the hymns remained excellent, and her singing brought much solace and joy.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The family expresses our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the compassionate care providers and excellent staff at the Edith Cavell Care Centre for their service and tender loving care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge North Meeting House, 2223 – 6 Avenue North. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge, #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


HARTMAN

MRS. FLORENCE HARTMAN, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Philip Hartman, passed away peacefully at the Sunny South Lodge on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 83 years. She will now join Dad in Heaven – Together Again.

Florence will be sadly missed by her children Raymond (Sandy) Hartman, Donald (Valerie) Hartman, Laura (Ilo) Anderson, Debbie (Derek) Martin, Kathy (Alan) Sparks, Brenda (Gordon) Shimbashi and Shirley (David) Novak; her siblings Shirley Gwilliam, Peggy Tetarenko, Arthur (Sharon) Ransom, Gerald Ransom and Geraldine Schmidt, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Philip Hartman, sister Louise Fettes, brothers-in-law Lyle Fettes, Frank Schmidt, Ron Tetarenko and Fred Gwilliam and sister-in-law Carol Ransom.

Florence was born on September 12, 1934 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. As a child, she attended school in Coronach, SK. At the age of 13, she left school to help support her family through the Great Depression, shoveling grain into railroad cars alongside her father. In 1952, she married Philip Hartman and together they raised seven children on a farm near Tisdale, SK. In 1967, they settled in Southern Alberta, as her husband had changed careers.

Florence will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and avid knitter, baker and gardener. Of all her hobbies, gardening was her passion. There wasn’t a flower that she couldn’t grow! Many neighbours would look with awe at Florence’s incredible flower gardens.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Florence will be laid to rest with her husband Philip at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Florence, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 1302 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0R4.

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Anne Glanzer Hofer

September 25, 1924

– January 16, 2018

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13

“Auntie” Anne Glanzer Hofer, of Raymond, Alberta, passed away peacefully after a short stay in the Raymond Health Centre. She was 93 years old, but her mind was still as sharp as could be.

She was born in Raley, Alberta, to John and Barbara Hofer, and later on the family relocated to a farm near Raymond.

Anne loved the Lord with all her heart and made Jesus a priority in her life. She was a faithful member of the Stirling Mennonite Church and she will be greatly missed for her caring, cheerful ways. She was always reaching out to others who needed help, whether it be with planting beets, washing and ironing clothes for a new mother or preserving garden produce. Aunt Anne loved having company and cooking good meals. She had the rare gift of being an excellent listener and was a faithful keeper of confidences.

Anne is survived by one sister-in-law; Wilma (Paul) Hofer of Raymond and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six brothers and five sisters.

The family would like to express warmest thanks to Faye Peachey, who so faithfully and cheerfully stayed with Aunt Anne during the night when she could no longer be alone. A heartfelt thank you to the many nieces, nephews and church friends who took her to the doctor, brought food, cleaned the house or simply came to visit. We also want to thank the competent Raymond Health Centre staff for their excellent care!

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a Viewing Service between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, with a short program beginning at 7:00pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH, Highway 52 and Range Road 201 South.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 3260 Bricker School Line Rd, R.R. #3, Wallenstein, Ontario, Canada N0B 2S0.

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KERR

With great sadness, we announce the passing of BILL KERR (James William), beloved husband of the late Pat Kerr. Bill passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Bill, the family asks that donations be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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LIND

GERRY LIND, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at the age of 81 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., with Reverend James Grunden & Pastor Dr George Takashima officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerald’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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LONG TIME SQUIRREL

DION LONG TIME SQUIRREL, of the Blood Reserve, beloved spouse of Vivian White Quills, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the age of 53 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Maria “Mary” Pietraszko

1921 – 2018

Mary Pietraszko (Maria) passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 96 years.

Mary was born in Poland on November 24, 1921. She worked in Germany during WWII as forced labor. She married Andy in 1945 and the family immigrated to Canada in 1951. After working in the sugar beet fields for several years, Mary got a job cooking at St. Michael’s Hospital and worked there for twenty-six years before retiring. Mary loved bus tours and with Andy travelled throughout most of Canada and the United States. A highlight of their many travels was their trip to Hawaii and Australia. Mary loved reading, swimming and walking and she was nicknamed the “roadrunner” by her friends at the lodge. Mary made the best overnight buns, spudnuts and spareribs. Garlic and onions were always a staple ingredient in her dishes.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her family: daughter, Sophie (John) Vucurevich, their sons, Darren (Kim), Wayne (Liz) and granddaughter Nena, Jeffrey (Allison) and grandsons Brae and Tavish, Kevin (Tara) and granddaughters, Mila and Nikki, all of Lethbridge; daughter, Lucy (Peter) Redeker and their sons, Jason and Quinn (Leslie) and grandsons, Rome and Olly of Calgary. Mary is also survived by nieces and nephews and their families in Winnipeg, Manitoba and in Poland.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Andy (Andrzej) in 1993, her parents, three brothers and two sisters in Poland.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 19, 2018 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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MYKYTIUK

EDWARD MYKYTIUK, beloved husband of Donna Mykytiuk, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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ROBERT JOHN DURWARD (BOB) GARDNER

July 12, 1927 to January 12, 2018

Robert John Durward (Bob) Gardner passed away peacefully January 12, 2018 at the age of 90.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Erika Vaughan (White) Gardner. He was survived by his children Robert (Corlaine Davidson), Dawn, Kenneth (Yvonne Pedroso) and Marianne (Michael McKee), and six grandchildren, Christopher Williams, Heather Williams, Evan Gardner, Laurel Gardner, Kenneth Gardner Jr. and Tamara Gardner.

Bob was born in Edmonton and was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. He attended UBC where he graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1952.

Bob and Vaughan were married in 1951 and settled in Lethbridge, Alberta, where they raised four children. During his 35 years of working career at the Lethbridge Iron Works, he also volunteered with the Civil Defence until the late 1960’s.

In 1989 Bob and Vaughan retired to Salmon Arm, where Bob belonged to the Shuswap Beekeepers’ Association and was an active member of the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society. Bob was a founding member of the Salmon Arm Citizens’ Patrol and was an active member for over 20 years.

Bob is best known as an avid model railroader filling his basement with a sizeable railroad layout. He was key in promoting the hobby and skills, starting and recruiting new members for the Lethbridge Model Railroad Club, and later the Salmon Arm Model Railroad Club.

He enjoyed traveling with Vaughan to Australia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, and more recently to the Bahamas and Scotland.

Bob lived his last three years at Lakeside Manor where he enjoyed taking part in Happy Hour, drumming circles and watching a pair of eagles from his living room window while listening to the hum of trains as they passed.

A Celebration of Life will take place May 19th at family home: 2181 9th Street S,E., Salmon Arm, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salmon Arm SPCA.

Bob and his great sense of humour will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Please raise a “dram of Scotch” in his honour.

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.


VAN FAASSEN

HENDRIKJE “HENNY” VAN FAASSEN peacefully left us to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit.

Henny will be lovingly remembered by her children: Diane (Cory) Vanderleest of Sooke, B.C., Jackie (Eldon) Konynenbelt of Nobleford, and Art Van Faassen of Nobleford. She will also be remembered by her grandson Mitchell (Kristie) Vanderleest and their children Austin and Jayden of Sooke, BC; granddaughter Roslyn Vanderleest (Justin Clark) and their children Logan, Tysen, Benjamin, and Mia of Sooke, BC; grandson Kyle (Tracy) Konynenbelt of Nobleford and granddaughter Denae Konynenbelt of Toronto. Also mourning her loss are brother Ben (Ali) Benjamins, sister Hennie (Jan) Lamberink, brother-in-law Jan (Jannie) Van Faassen, and sister-in-law Lide Van Faassen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; they will hold her in memory in the Netherlands. Henny will also be missed by the many cherished friends she had made throughout her life.

She was predeceased by her husband Arie Van Faassen, parents Simon and Jantje Benjamins, brother Gerrit (Dena) Benjamins, sisters Aaltje (Piet) Fransen and Appie (Willem) Mulder, parents-in-law Hendrik and Egberdina Van Faassen, and brother-in-law Frits (Nel) Van Faassen, as well as three sisters and a brother in childhood.

Henny was born in Keiendorp, Overijssel, in the Netherlands, on May 21, 1935. After her formal education, she began working in a local textile factory until she had the opportunity to become a nurse. After meeting Arie Van Faassen during his brief return to the Netherlands and spending the next year writing back and forth daily, Henny moved to Canada to be with the man who she loved. In 1959 they were married in Thunder Bay, Ont. where they had their three children and spent the next sixteen years, before moving west to settle in Nobleford, Alberta. In 1988, after twenty-eight years of marriage, Henny lost her husband. She remained in Nobleford until her move to Elim Village in Lethbridge, where she truly enjoyed her stay.

Henny told many stories from a child’s perspective about growing up in a rural setting in occupied Holland during World War II. She had witnessed the generosity of parents who had opened their home to some of the cities’ starving children; she had learned the wise, innovative methods that her parents used to survive poverty; she also experienced the loss of her close sister Jo as a child. Through all of this she learned at a young age to love and trust The Lord.

Henny loved her church and being part of Coffee Break and Bible Studies, she also enjoyed being part of her community’s local book club. Henny loved music and singing hymns, tending to her plants and flowers, and enjoyed animals and nature. She always strived to find the positive in all of life’s situations.

We would like to extend our thanks to the caring staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre. We also want to thank the Home Healthcare staff for their years of kind service to Henny. Further thanks to those who have visited and helped during this time.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

A Graveside Service will be held at the NOBLEFORD MONARCH CEMETERY, (Township Road 104 and Range Road 235) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. for anyone wishing to attend.

A Memorial Service will follow at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Avenue, Nobleford, AB, at 12:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Lanting officiating. Following the service, there will be a light lunch for those who would like to join.

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VANDER WAL

BOUKJE BESS VANDER WAL, beloved wife of Chris Vander Wal, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Ernest Yurkowski

January 3, 1935

– January 15, 2018

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Mr. Ernest Yurkowski, on Monday, January 15, 2018, at the age of 83 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Violet; daughter, Linda; sister, Frances Hnatiuk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Katherine (Olynyk) Yurkowski; brother, Raymond; sister-in-law, Marlene Yurkowski; and brother-in-law, Walter Hnatiuk.

Ernie’s career included working at the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Alberta Liquor Board. In his spare time, he loved to play the violin. He and his band entertained in Southern Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects the hour prior.

We would like to thank staff at Chinook Regional Hospital for their compassion and loving care of Ernie, as well as his good friend Murray Campbell who was always there for him. Thank you to Access-A-Ride bus staff who helped Ernie in a time of need.

Donations in Ernie’s memory may be made to Alberta War Amps, P.O. Box 11000, Main Post Office, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4B6.

Ernie will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

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