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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 13, 2014.

1937 ~ 2014
Mr. Cornelis Verloop of Nobleford, beloved husband of Mrs. Nelly Verloop, passed away peacefully in sure and certain hope of eternal life on November 1, 2014 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 77 years. A private family Graveside service was held at 11:30am on November 6, 2014 at Archmount Cemetery. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Safe in the arms of Jesus, GERT (SCHIEBOUT) BOLINK, beloved wife of Bert Bolink, formerly of Nobleford, AB, went home to her Lord and Saviour. Born December 8, 1941, she passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at the age of 72 years. Friends & family are invited to pay their final respects between 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m., on Friday, November 14, 2014, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL (Waterton Suite), 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Everyone is welcome to attend the Graveside Service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the NOBLEFORD ­ MONARCH CEMETERY. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Ave., Nobleford, AB. Childcare will be provided during the service. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

BEATRICE (BEA) JOYCE HANKEY (nee Bindon) passed away Saturday, Nov 8, 2014, at the age of 75, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Prince Albert to Elaine and Walter Bindon. After moving to Edmonton, she found her forever love, LeRoy Hankey, marrying in 1956. They spent 49 years together until his passing in 2005. After settling in Lethbridge in 1971, they saw their six children build families, blessing them with 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Bea loved family. Her parents and brothers, in-laws (and outlaws), her children with their spouses and offspring. She considered any true friend to be family. She held a strong faith in God, dedicating much of her time to the church and His Word. She was not shy about her beliefs, and constantly maintained a song in her heart. Her life will be celebrated at a Mass of the Resurrection at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest with LeRoy at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331-29 Street S.W, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2.

1957 ~ 2014
Mr. Hendrik Jan Van Maanen of Picture Butte passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the age of 57 years. Condolences will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the NETHERLAND REFORMED CONGREGATION, 601 ­ 3 “A” Street South, Picture Butte. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 601 ­ 3 “A” Street South, Picture Butte with Reverend P.L. Bazen officiating. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.

Mr. Herbert Fromm of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lori Fromm, passed away on November 9, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

1926 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joy Laczo of Carmangay, beloved wife of the late Mr. Emerick (Amos) Laczo, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

KERR, Jody Anita (nee Doram)
Peacefully in her sleep at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in London, Ontario on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in her 55th year. Beloved wife of Bruce, beloved sister of Lance, beloved sister-in-law of Nona, and beloved aunt of Jaxon, Jagger and Jace. Predeceased by her mother Eleanor and her father Norm. Jody was a marvelous person who always put Bruce¹s needs first, whether it was buying him clothes that looked good, baking him French pepper crackling bread at Christmas, or just holding his hand. I am so blessed to be loved by you, Jodiette. You¹re my girl. Jody was an occupational therapist at Parkwood Hospital in London, and
absolutely loved her spinal cord patients. Earlier she doled out similar blessings to the veterans at Parkwood. Jody worked so hard for them. Jody loved gardening and created marvelous flower beds at our home in Union. She asked that her ashes be sprinkled on her rose bushes, and I will do that. Countless human beings loved my wife. She especially loved Neal Weisenberg, Sarah Webb, Connie Cocca, Kerri D¹Ambrosio, Arlene Breukelman, Linda Melo, Jan Harper, Deb Crunican, Alba Casalino, Chris Fraser, Tom Jolliffe, Julia Crawford, Lynne Foell, Glen Steen, Carole Dash, Gary Lee-Tai-Fuy, Steve Orenczuk, Rachel Chandler, Angela Woolner, Manny, Janet Tozer, Julie Gagliardi, Rollie Pilon, Holly Assaf, Linda and Tony Caruana, Carol and Mike Rooke, Julia Kolkman, Julie Clarke, Eva Main, Cam Clark, Ann Higgins, Lyrinda Sheppard, Ray (uncle) and Joy Doram, Joan Arelis (aunt), Eleanor Doram (aunt), Holly Doram (cousin), Veronica Rowe (cousin), KC Larsen (cousin) and Rhonda Doram (cousin). Oh, I hope I haven¹t forgotten anyone. Jody told me that she would like a very small funeral, just family and her close friends. There will be a luncheon for these folks on Saturday, November 22, 2014. A Celebration of Jody¹s Life will be held on a Saturday in January, with all of you invited, to share your memories of my lovely wife. The date and location of this celebration will be announced in the ³In Memoriam² section of the London and St. Thomas papers on Saturday, December 6, 2014. I love you dearly, Jodiette. May you be at peace, my dear.

CECILIA ROSE KOMANAC, beloved wife of George Komanac, passed away at St. Michael¹s Health Centre on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

EILEEN MARIE LONG, beloved wife of James “Jim” Long, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at the age of 86 years. Funeral Services will be announced near the end of November.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

1926 ~ 2014
With deep gratitude for a long life well lived, the family of Mary, beloved wife of Jacob P. Thiessen, announce her passing, November 11, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 ­ 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 ­ 18 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Lorne Willms, officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite Section. Send condolences at

William “Bill” Ellsworth Poole, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014, at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of Catherine Poole of Bow Island. He also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Noel Doherty, his son-in-law Larry Doherty, George (Debbie) Poole, Stewart (Cheryl) Poole and Linda (Calvin) Dyck; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) and their daughter Ava, Michael and his son Brady, Jamin (Becky), Colin (Ina), Nicole, Alicia (Kyle) and Kyla and their mother Laurie, Jordana (Brent), Caden (Kelsey) and Taryn; two step grandchildren, Tyler (Ashley) and Jessica (Kurtis) and their children Carter and Mason; his sister, Juanita Wilkins; and two brothers-in-law, George (Jewel) Comstock and Bob (Rosemary) Comstock as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by parents, William and Mildred Poole as well as his brother-in-law Stan Wilkins. Bill Poole was born in Medicine Hat, December 25, 1927. He attended Brownsdale Country School, Burdett School, and Senator Gershaw in Bow Island. Bill took his last year of high school at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute living with his Clark Grandparents. He worked for 1.5 years at the Bank of Commerce in Lethbridge. For several years, Bill farmed in the summer and took further education at Olds College and SAIT. He spent one winter selling Forney Electric Welders. Bill married the love of his life, Catherine (Cathy) Comstock of Rosebud, on March 12, 1955 in Calgary. They farmed on the original Poole Family Homestead until 1992, then retired to Bow Island. During their farming career, they were initiated to irrigation in 1956 and spent most of their farming life developing dryland to irrigation, producing hay, grain, grain corn, sugar beets, dry beans, peas, lentils and even onions. He was one of the pioneers of the dry bean industry in Southern Alberta. Bill always enjoyed music, dancing, travelling and imparting his wisdom with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and keeping in close touch with his sister and her family, and Cathy’s brothers and their families and many close friends. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the St. Andrew¹s United Church, Bow Island on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Crittenden officiating. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s United Church Memorial Fund or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta #124 – 430 6th Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2S8. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Bill Poole, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

Duffield Savard passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on October 30th, 2014, at the age of 91 years, beloved husband of Clarise Arlene Pro. Duffield was born on December 17th, 1922. He served in the armed forces and was a war Vet. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Email your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net

beloved wife of Paul Juhar, of Lethbridge, formerly of Sundial and Turin, Alberta, passed away at the Edith Cavell Nursing Home on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at the age of 78 Years. Pauline was Born June 27th, 1936 in Lethbridge, AB. and after receiving all her schooling in Turin, AB, she proceeded to take her Secretarial Training at Garbett Business College in Lethbridge. Paul & Pauline were married on September 21st, 1957. For a short while they lived in Calgary where Pauline worked in the accounting office of AGT. Soon after they moved to Sundial to begin farming, then in 1967 moved to the town of Turin and began farming on the Cameron and on the irrigation. Pauline loved working outdoors, whether it was tending her flower & vegetable gardens, spraying the weeds, helping with harvesting or irrigating the pasture. She was also caretaker of the Turin Community Centre for many years. Pauline was very artistic and undertook many crafts, from weaving and artex painting to ceramics. Pauline was very skilled in sewing, ranging from beautiful Barbie Doll clothing to formal prom & bridesmaid dresses to later patching many pairs of pants for her grandsons. Pauline was very proud of her many accomplishments but especially of her 3 grandsons. Pauline is survived by her husband Paul of 57 years. She is also survived by her children John (Sheila) Juhar, Anita (Rick) Nieuwendyk, Terry (Bernie) Sjostrom and her 3 grandsons Jeff (Stephanie), Jason and Darcy. Pauline was also survived by her sisters: Rose (Tony) Hormoth, Daniella (Ken) Beet, Mary (Darrell) Wall and Millie Fen. As well, Pauline is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline was pre-deceased by her parents Paul & Marie Kubik.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lethbridge, 740 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9. The Family would like to thank the staff of Edith Cavell for their excellent care. Pauline will live on in the hearts of her husband, children, grandchildren, sisters and extended family forever.
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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
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September 20, 1924 ­ Fort MacLeod, AB
November 6, 2014 ­ Calgary, AB
It is with profound sadness that the family of Margaret Catherine Wigelsworth announce her passing on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta. Mother was devoted to family and friends and she was keenly interested in hearing the details of our life experiences. She loved meeting people and extended her friendship to all. Her thoughtful nature, spunky personality and varied interests enabled her to cultivate a large circle of friends that she valued deeply. Margaret is survived by her children David Rylands, Pat Warren (Ken) and Doug Rylands; grandsons Warren Rylands (Christina), Michael Warren (Meredith) and Matthew Warren (Stacey); brothers John Hamilton and Hugh Hamilton (Loreen) and their families. She is also survived by Alan¹s children Don Wigelsworth (Angela) and Laura Schmidt (Fred); grandchildren Alana (Dan), Jaydon (Kellie), Chelsea (Dwight), Paula (Nick), Michael (Shelley) and Emily (Troy). Margaret was predeceased by husbands Don Rylands and Alan Wigelsworth; brothers Bob, Gordon, Earl, Joe, Roy and Wilson; sisters Nadine and Madlyn and grandson Allen Schmidt. Margaret is also survived by many dear cousins, nephews and nieces.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses of the Foothills Hospital Unit 32 as well as the Sarcee Hospice for their great care and compassion. Messages of Condolence may be forwarded through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In living memory of Margaret Wigelsworth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 1-800-661-1599

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