January 16th, 2021

Saturday, November 15, 2014

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 17, 2014.

1915 ~ 2014
Averil Catherine Geiger passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Theresa Villa at the age of 99 years. Averil was born on May 27, 1915 and was predeceased by her husband Nicodemus Geiger, her son Stanton Geiger and her son-in-law Gerald Gorrill. She is survived by her daughters: Katherine Gorrill, Gale (Stan) Woods, and Beth (Ben) VanderHeide, son Klair (Maureen) Geiger, 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Averil was a certified jeweler and Post Master. She took a keen interest in gardening, paper tole, crocheting and anything to do with outdoors. Averil was the most amazing woman to family, grandchildren, and anyone who knew her will all miss her immensely.
At Averil¹s request, a private family service will be held at a later date. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made on Averil¹s behalf to the Alzheimer¹s Society Lethbridge Chapter, #402, 740 ­ 4 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0N9. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

September 8, 1948 ­
November 6, 2014
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Dooley, who passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre on November 6, surrounded by family. He will be forever missed and loved by his children Ryan Hampson (Michelle Conway) and family in Australia, Shannon Tashmi Dooley (Jesse Harsanyi), and Connor Tadao Dooley (Jessica Leblond) and life-long companion Cathy Takeda. Frank also leaves behind numerous relatives and friends throughout Canada, USA, and Ireland, including his wonderful Auntie Annie in Forkhill, Ireland, his brother John (Pat) Dooley and family in Nelson, BC and Okotoks, AB, and sisters Marion (Wallace) Reid and family, Louise (Johnny) Clark and family, Catherina (Gerry) Lynch and family, and Margaret (Vince) Meaney and family, all currently residing in Ireland.
Aside from his children, Frank had a passion for music and was able to capture an audience in the palm of his hand, whether he was on screen, on stage, in someone¹s kitchen, or on the road. His musical career took him to Spain, Canary Islands, Ireland, and across Canada. He touched many lives on his journeys and will be sadly missed. The family sincerely thanks the Lethbridge EMS; doctors, staff, and spiritual care at Foothills Medical Centre, ICU; and Simply Cremations and Funeral Services. A special thank you to our numerous friends and relatives who came to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, with Reverend Izumi officiating, to celebrate Frank¹s life and to those who came to The Slice Bar & Grill to celebrate Frank¹s life through music, song, stories, and camaraderie on November 10. Thank you Jesse and Tyler from The Slice Bar & Grill for making the night absolutely perfect for Frank!

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. 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

AUDREY GOOD RIDER, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 55 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

1996 – 2014
It is with great sorrow and despair that we announce the passing of our son BRENDON WILLIAM GORRILL. We lost our precious angel in Calgary on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He leaves a hole in the lives of his devastated parents Dale and Kim Gorrill, his sister Kayley Gorrill and her fiancé Matthew Harrington. He also leaves behind his grandparents Donald Doram and Kay Gorrill, both of Lethbridge. He is lovingly remembered by his uncle Mark (Wanda) Doram, cousins Scott and Ryan from Edmonton, uncle Randy (JoAnne) Gorrill, cousins Cara and Brett from Port Robinson Ontario, and aunt Kelly from Lethbridge. Brendon also leaves behind his loving girlfriend of 4 years Megan Hoefman and her family, as well as numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins. Brendon is predeceased by his grandma Lynne Doram, grandpa Gerald Gorrill, great grandparents Bill and Hattie Doram, Dr. G.H. (Harry) Forbes, great grandpa Nick Geiger and great grandparents Alice and Ally Gorrill. As well, Brendon’s great grandma Averil Geiger passed away the day following him on Nov.13, 2014. Brendon was a very loving and caring person who never had a mean word to say about anyone. He was looking forward to his future following in his dad’s footsteps and becoming a police officer. He loved to play goal for the Calgary McKnight Mustangs and was excited to be a member of their Junior C Team. Brendon made friends everywhere he went and was loved and liked by all who met him. Brendon was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing paintball and volunteered for many charities. A Funeral Service will be held at ST. DAVID’S UNITED CHURCH – 3303 Capitol Hill Cres NW, Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Peggy Mcdonagh officiating. A Private Family Interment in Lethbridge will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either: The ALS Society 4723 1 St SW #250, Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8, The Heart and Stroke Foundation #119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 or The Calgary McKnight Mustangs RPO Box 64261, 5628 – 4th Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2K 6J0.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403)381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1(888)381-7778 care@cornerstonefh.ca

1957 ~ 2014
With deep sorrow we announce that the Lord has taken out of our midst my beloved husband, and our dear father and grandfather. Mr. Hendrik Jan Van Maanen of Picture Butte passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the age of 57 years, after a battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Krijnie and his 9 children and 17 grandchildren, Corinna and Richard Van Der Veen, (Koralee, Jared, Jason, Sophie, Aaron, Adam, and Rebekah), Anita and Ben Van Huigenbos, (Abigail, Olivia, and Joshua), Harry and Cora, (Josephine, Sarah and Matteo), Michael and Lydia, (Kari, Kayden, Jesse and Liam), Willena, Jonathan, Dennis and girlfriend Lynell Van Driesten, Melissa and Kaitlyn. His twin brother Barend and Jany, his sister Greet and Gerard Bettink, and sister in law Jenny de Vos. His parents in law; Hermina and Jaap Hubregtse, and brothers and sisters in law Kees and Wilma Oskam, Floor and Elly Oskam, Bill and Marsha Oskam, Caroline and Joost Mans, Mieke and Herbie de Kok, John and Joan Oskam, and Christine and Tony Vandenberg. Henk-Jan was predeceased by his parents Meeuwis and Hendrika Van Maanen, brother Harry, and father in law Willem Oskam. 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. Interment to follow at the Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte. The family gratefully declines flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, PO Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0. 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. He leaves behind his treasured “girls” Lori, Nicole, Kirby (Shael), and Regina (Frank). He was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada, making his home in Lethbridge. In the early years, Herbie worked various jobs until he found his place at National Salvage. He worked there as a welder for 28 years and enjoyed the diversity his job offered and the creativity it allowed. He went on to CEP Automotive and then to Midwest Pump, from which he retired after 15 years. He truly enjoyed the friendships he had with his co-workers. One of his proudest moments was when Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau lit the torch he had built to open the 1975 Canada Winter Games. That torch is still outside the Enmax Centre today. When he was no longer able to work, Herbie picked up a paintbrush and showed all of his creative side through his many beautiful oil paintings. He was an avid sports fan and seldom missed a Hurricanes Hockey Game. He attended a soccer game with Nicole in Nuremberg, Germany. This was definitely a highlight of their trip. The World Cup Soccer tournament this year had him cheering for weeks. Herbie was a founding member of the German Canadian Club, where he actively enjoyed many of the festivities. A Kaffeeklatsch will be held at 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014 in memory of Herbert at the Coast Lethbridge Hotel, 526 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fifth on Fifth Youth Services, 435 5 St S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2B6. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Proc of Lethbridge, Alberta who succumbed to cancer on October 31, 2014 at St. Michael¹s Care Centre at the age of 61 years. Hard working hands are now laid to rest but his memory shall linger forever in the hearts and minds of his friends and family. May he be at peace awaiting the presence of our Lord. Jim leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life his devoted wife, Marian Proc (nee: Chouinard) of Lethbridge, AB; his step-child, Rita Hill; his step-grandchildren, Etoile Matin Hill (Morning Bird), Misha Mizar Little Shields(Shaun Sands), Boaz Little Shields, Iscah Little Shields, Kinza Little Shields, Job Little Shields, Philemon Little Shields and Azriel Calahaison; his step great grandchild, Tenika Akau; his sister, Margaret (Grant) Proknow of Blairmore, AB; his brother, Ronald Proc of Lethbridge, AB; his nieces, Tracy Procknow, Keli (Jon) Saucier and Kim (Geoff) Sawchuk and family; his cousin Lawrence Bobinec; and his dear friend, Vito DePinto as well as the many friends he made throughout his lifetime.
The Memorial Service honouring Jim¹s life will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00 am at Fantin’s Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, AB (13461-20th Ave) with Pastor Graham Bretherick officiating. Interment will occur in the family section of the Passburg Cemetery. Donations in memory of the late James Proc may be directed towards Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555. Condolences may be registered at http://www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

1926 ~ 2014
Mrs. Joy Eileen Laczo of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Emerick (Amos) Laczo, passed away on November 11, 2014 at the age of 87 years. Joy was born on December 24, 1926, the only daughter of Carl & Rosella Stettner. Her father always said that Joy was the perfect name, as she brought joy to him and anyone who knew her. Joy¹s first years of schooling were at the Black Spring Ridge one room school. She rode a horse to attend school those years, then finished her schooling at Carmangay. Joy lived on her fathers farm until she married Amos, and moved a whole quarter mile. She helped her husband every day with the farm chores. Joy loved to curl, get together with friends to play cards, and she loved music. She participated for many years in Barn Dance and was asked by many to sing at weddings and funerals. She was a long term member of the Priscilla Club. In her later years, she and Amos loved to travel, especially bus tours where they made many new friends. After the passing of Amos, Joy moved to the Sierra Condo¹s in Lethbridge where she resided for 6 years. Again making many new friends, which she always was good at. Her optimism and sometimes mischievous personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Family & friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P3. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 17, 2014 at BOWVILLE CEMETERY, Picture Butte, AB, with Pastor Al Litchfield, officiating. Send condolences at

KERR, Jody Anita (nee Doram)
Peacefully in her sleep at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 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, Ontario 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

LORETTA KURZE passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.

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. 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 http://www.mbfunerals.com.

1921 ~ 2014
Mrs. Mary Gossen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Gossen, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

Kurt Jensen
1970 – 2014
Lenny Kurt Jensen of Purple Springs, passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 44 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 ­ 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com <http://www.southlandfuneral.com&gt; . If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kurt¹s name may be made directly to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N9. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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