By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 28, 2014.
ANN VAN DELLEN
1927 ~ 2014
Ann was born April 17, 1927 in the Teerling family home alongside the dike near the town of Usquert in the Netherlands. She was the third of five children born to Siepko and Reina Teerling. She attended grade school in Usquert and grew up with a desire to become a nurse. As a young lady, she completed her nurses training at the psychiatric hospital in Zuidlaren. This was very difficult physically and took a toll on Ann, but being strong and determined she saw it through to the end. When the Teerling family decided to immigrate, she did not hesitate to come along, and in 1952 they came to Canada landing in Domremy, Saskatchewan, northeast of Saskatoon. After rewriting Canadian Nursing Qualification exams, she began her Canadian nursing career in nearby Cudworth, Saskatchewan. Soon after, her best friend Wietske, also a nurse, followed her to Canada and together they embarked upon a cross Canada nursing adventure. They first headed off to Vancouver Island to work in Duncan BC. Later, they went to Ontario and worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and in several other cities. In 1958, The Teerling family relocated to southern Alberta after buying a farm near Vauxhall. Ann was drawn westward again and took a nursing position at the nearby Taber hospital so she could be near her family. She eventually met Roger Van Dellen through mutual friends and they were married in 1962 and took up residence in Lethbridge. Unable to have children of their own, they adopted a son Ed and a daughter Sheila. Roger & Ann started farming near Nobleford in 1966 and moved to the farm in 1974. Ann put her nursing career on hold and stayed at home to raise her children. She returned to nursing during her childrenÂ¹s high school years and worked for many years as a recovery room nurse in the St. Michael’s hospital in Lethbridge. Following her retirement from St Mikes, she continued as a nurse doing long term care at the Carmangay Hospital for several more years until 1995. She then began her work as a volunteer for the Bibles for Missions thrift store in Lethbridge where she helped out for many years. Ann is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Roger; her son Ed & Darlene (nee DeJong) Van Dellen and their children, Kaitlin, Kalisse, Jenaya, Judson, Kylan, Kienna, Kayden & Kyatt; her daughter, Sheila & Gerald Williamson and their children Laura and Kimberly. She is also survived by her brother Gus (& Betty) Teerling, sisters in law Ester & Irene Teerling as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Ann was predeceased by her parents Sipko & Reina Teerling of Lethbridge, her brothers Peter Teerling of Alto Michigan and John Teerling of Surrey B.C., and her sister Winnie Modderman of Regina Saskatchewan. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2014 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 100-40 Ave. N., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 6V7, with Reverend Hank Van der Woerd, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, 1004 1 Ave. S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0B1. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
1924 ~ 2014
Mr. Clare St. Clair Malmberg of Lethbridge, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on August 22, 2014 at the age of 89 years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge AB, with Reverend Ruth Preston Schilk officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta ChildrenÂ¹s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8 or to a charity of oneÂ¹s choice.
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AYAKO IMAHASHI passed away peacefully at the Raymond Health Center on August 24, 2014 at the age of 100 years. Friends may meet the family on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 7:00 Â 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME 703 Â 13 St. N., Lethbridge as well as prior to the service at the BTSA on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 Â 40 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating. In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made to the Raymond Health Center, Box 599, Raymond, Alberta, T0K 2S0 or to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta.
1937 ~ 2014
Mrs. Jeanette Brewer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Chester “Chuck” Brewer, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Jeanette was known as a kind and loving woman and was respected by all who had dealings with her. She was proud of her accomplishments, attending Lethbridge Community College working at the YWCA and owning and operating a business with her late husband, K2 Flooring. The grandchildren will always remember staying at GrandmaÂ¹s and GrandpaÂ¹s where they were spoiled with dessert before supper and the numerous holiday festivities. She also enjoyed spending hours upon hours in her garden and yard, and the love of her shih tzu, Tipy.Â Jeanette is survived by her three sons Leonard (Marie) Brewer of Lethbridge, Robert Brewer of Lethbridge, and Wade (Lori) Brewer of Lethbridge. She was also blessed with two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren Amanda Brewer (Janasha) and Kimberly Brewer (Nakita), as well as several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Besides her beloved husband Chuck, she was predeceased by her mother Georgina Poole. Rest in peace mom, your work is done. We will miss you always. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am, on Friday, August 29, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 Â 4 St. S. Lethbridge, with Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to then Alzheimer Society Lethbridge Chapter #402, 740 Â 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9.
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JOHN THOMAS FLAMAND
February 24, 1958
August 23, 2014
It is with deep sadness and heartache that the Family of John Thomas Flamand announce his passing on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary, AB at the age of 56 years. The Wake Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home Â³Pincher CreekÂ² on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., at the Piikani Community Hall, Brocket, AB with burial to follow at the Brocket Cemetery. To email condolences please visit http://www.sndograssfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes, Pincher Creek. (403-627-4864)
MAAIKE VAN DIJK
1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Maaike Van Dijk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lieuwe Van Dijk, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
MELVIN FRANKLIN VIERGUTZ
1931 ~ 2014
We are saddened to announce the passing of Mel Viergutz, beloved husband of Elaine Viergutz, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 83 after a brief battle with cancer. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. W, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Richard Brown, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre or the Cardio Respiratory Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital both at the address 1A129, 960 Â 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
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1953 ~ 2014
Valerie Munt passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on August 22, 2014 at the age of 61.Â Valerie is predeceased by her brothers Phillip Munt and Adrian Munt. She is survived by her sister Barbara “Babs” Munt, brother Chris Munt, daughter Mary Petersen (Kovar), grandsons Talon, Brayden, and Ethan, granddaughters Paige, and Rachel, son Joseph Moldowin, grandsons Miccah Moldowin, and Aydin Moldowin, granddaughters Kiara-Lynn Moldowin, and Timichia Price, son Adam Moldowin (Valerie), and son Isaac Moldowin. Valerie leaves others behind to mourn her passing, including her close friend Steven Davis. Visitation will be held at 12:00 pm. Funeral ceremony will be 1:00 pm on Saturday August 30, 2014 in Burley, Idaho. Please see the funeral home website below for more details. Send condolences to www rosenaufuneralhome.com
JOHN RICHARD PENNIFOLD, beloved husband of Shelley Pennifold, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
The gates of Heaven have opened for THERESA ANN POCH, beloved wife of Vince Poch, who passed on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the age of 78 years. Theresa is survived by her husband of 55 years, Vince Poch and she leaves to mourn her passing, 3 children; March (Brenda) Poch of Calgary, Dave Poch of Lethbridge and Keith (Dawn) Poch of Lethbridge. A loving grandmother, Theresa leaves behind; Chelsea, Cassandra, Samantha, Kayla, Ryan, Kennedy and Kalli-Anne. Theresa is also survived by her brother Don (Marguerite) of Edmonton and her sister Bernadine of Regina as well as many other relatives that she cared about so deeply. Theresa was born in Rockglen, Saskatchewan on October 23, 1935 to William and Eugenie Ebbinghoff. Theresa had a happy childhood and often shared these fond memories with friends and family. After graduating high school, she continued her education at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Regina and earned her nursing degree. Her caring ways and kind heart made her a very special RN. Theresa met and married her best friend, Vince Poch, on June 27th, 1959. Together they raised their 3 boys and doted on their grandchildren whenever possible. Nothing made Theresa happier than having her whole family around a dinner table. Playing cards, watching grandchildren color or putting together a puzzle gave Theresa the greatest joy. She knew what was important in lifeÅ family. Theresa was always active and on the move. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, camping and playing cards. Her retirement years with Vince brought trips down south to escape the cold and she enjoyed this time away with her best friend. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents William and Eugenie Ebbinghoff and her brother Albin Ebbinghoff. Mom will live on in our hearts and memories forever and we will always be extremely proud to have had her as our wife, mother and grandmother. The family would like to thank Dr. Strank and the St. Michael’s Palliative physicians and nurses for their excellent care The family will hold a private ceremony at Cornerstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Theresa please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society – 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5.
JOSEPH Â³GILÂ² POIRIER, beloved husband of Myrna Poirier of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Besides his loving wife, Gil is survived by his daughter Michele (John) Tavernini of Edmonton, AB, son Mark Poirier of Edmonton, AB, as well as two grandchildren, Jennifer and Scott Tavernini. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law Raoul, Dale, Bryce and Byron and sisters-in-law Verda, Wilma, Nola, Peggy, Estelle, Louise, Vera and Netta. Gil is predeceased by his first wife Ricky, brother Bob and sister Gaetane. Gil was born on August 9, 1932 in Montreal, Quebec. He spent some of his career with the United Nations, the post office, as an owner/operator trucker and at Palm Dairies. Following his retirement, Gil spent many hours as a Drum Major with the Legion Pipe Band. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion and he had great prowess in driving. A Memorial Reception will be held at The ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Please use the North Entrance. A Private Family Graveside will precede the reception at Mountain View Cemetery. In memory of Gil, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3L7
BETTY RICHARDSON, beloved wife of the late William Â³BudÂ² Richardson, passed away at the Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of MRS. JILL ROSALIND TYSON, on Tuesday 5th August, at the age of 76, from complications following a severe stroke. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of fifty four years, Brian, her two children, Fergus and Dominic, and their partners Gail Munro and Terry Tippins, plus her grandchild, Alyssa, and two step-grandchildren Andrew and Frances, and AndrewÂ¹s child Ethan; also her brother John (Jane), and his extensive family; and brothers-in-law Patrick (Pam) and Shaun Tyson and their children and grandchildren. She also leaves to lament her loss an army of friends, who showed their love during the last sad months of her life.
Jill was born in Osterley, England in 1938, and was educated at HaberdashersÂ¹ AskeÂ¹s School in Middlesex. She had many gifts. She possessed a beautiful soprano voice, sang in church choirs from the age of eleven; was an early member of the University of Lethbridge Choir; sang for over a decade with the Concordia Singers, and was still singing soprano in McKillop Church Choir at the time of her illness. A strong artistic sensibility made her a lover of paintings, theatre, and all good music from Classical to Folk. She played the piano and the guitar. Her sense of humour was unrivalled. She was also an outstanding cook, and–in BrianÂ¹s opinion– the best maker of picnics in Western Canada! In the 1980Â¹s she proved herself an author, publishing articles in R.N. and Nursing 88; and, when she fell in love with the camera, her photographs won prizes, and her photographic cards were in great demand.Â Above all, however, she was a born nurse, the gold medallist of her graduating year at West London Hospital, in Middlesex, where she became an R.N in 1960. In that year she also married Brian, whom she had met three years earlier, when they were still both students. She was the light of his life, soulmate, kindred spirit, best teacher, and a matchless companion on many adventures. In 1968, with their two children Fergus, aged six, and Dominic aged three, Jill and Brian emigrated to Canada, where she became a clinic nurse, and, when her children were old enough, decided to return to full-time nursing. But instead of the few courses required to convert her English R.N. into a Canadian one, she elected to take the whole programme, and graduated from the Lethbridge College in 1986 at the age of 48, as valedictorian of her class. Subsequently she chose geriatric nursing, and worked at the Auxiliary Hospital until her retirement in 1995. After they retired, she and Brian enjoyed almost twenty years of travel, love and laughter together. She shared with him an undying love of Nature, in particular of birds and flowers; and together they explored the back roads of Alberta, the foothills of the Rockies, and the coasts of Canada. All her life Jill put others before herself. Her generosity of spirit and practical love enriched the lives of all she met. She cared deeply not only for people, but for countless stray cats and hurt birds, spending her life and strength in their service. For fifteen years she cared faithfully for the birds in St. MichaelÂ¹s Care Centre, and was a long-time volunteer for and supporter of the Lethbridge Humane Society. Most recently, she looked after her granddaughter during the latterÂ¹s four years at the University of Lethbridge. God was for her the fountain that enabled her to offer such a continuous outpouring of love, and the source of her hope that this earthly life is but the beginning of a wonderful adventure that has no end. Â³I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him.Â² A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating and Reverend Fergus Tyson assisting. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society (<http://lethbridgehumanesociety.com/>😉