January 16th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 6, 2015.


September 05, 1923 – September 30, 2015

MR. EDWARD ROY TOMLINSON of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at the age of 92 years.

Born at Chestwheel Farm, Summerseat, England in 1923. Roy came to Canada with his family in 1925 where they farmed at Halkirk Alberta. Roy joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served until the end of WWII in 1945. He married Daphne Britt in December 1945. They returned to Canada and farmed the Halkirk District from 1945 to 1974. Together they raised five children and then retired to Lethbridge Alberta, where Roy was very successful in real estate sales for 10 years. Roy had many great years golfing as a member of the Lethbridge Golf & Country Club and later Land of Lakes Golf Club. Roy worked out faithfully at the Lethbridge Fitness Club. Roy and Daphne spent many winters in Morro Bay California where they could continue to golf year round. When they no longer went south they took up bowling in the winter. Roy will be greatly missed by all of his family, friends, and neighbors.

Roy is survived by his children; Barbara (Ian) Watson, Evelyn (Rick) Hamilton, Peter (Brenda) Tomlinson, and Roy (Mona) Tomlinson, daughter in law Peggy Tomlinson, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Roy was predeceased by Daphne, his wife of 65 years, and his eldest son Bill (Peggy) Tomlinson, and his brothers Graham (Ethel) Tomlinson, and Athole (Norma Tomlinson).

As per Roy’s wishes there will not be a funeral service. A private family Interment in the Tomlinson family plot at the Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, AB. will be held at a later date.

In honour of Roy, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4V5, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7

Special thanks to all the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Staff for the wonderful care they provided to Dad.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1.Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca

Anne Jansen
1921 – 2015
 Anne Jansen, beloved wife of the late Abraham Jansen, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. 
 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. 
 Anne is survived by five children, Verna Drach of Taber and family Len (Maria) Drach (Natasha and Danielle), Janet (Shane) Tymchyna (Sharlynn (Chris) Hill (Eastyn and Kienna) and Derek Tymchyna) and Ron (Tracey) Drach; Mel (Joyce) Janzen of Sorrento, British Columbia and family Renae Janzen and Melody (Andy) Picklyk; Laura (Alan) Black of Red Deer and family Noel (Erin) Black and Erin (Bryan) Boorman (Liam and Julia); Carol Sanville of Regina and family Shawn (Amy) Sanville (Charlotte and Adelynn) and Trevor Sanville; Rick (Donna) Jansen of Taber and family Megan Jansen and Jessica Jansen. She will also be remembered by her brother William Thiessen of Norquay, Saskatchewan and by numerous nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her husband Abraham Jansen, infant daughter Gladys Jansen, son Ernie Jansen and son-in-law Frank Drach.
 Anne was born in Hague, Saskatchewan on September 18, 1921 to Mary (nee Dyck) and Peter M. Thiessen. She grew up in a large family along with several other siblings. Their family later moved to Swan Plain, Saskatchewan where she met and later married Abraham Jansen on November 23, 1939. They remained in Swan Plain until they moved to Taber in 1955. Anne was employed with Hostess for a number of years before she retired.
 Anne had a deep love for her Lord and Saviour and was devoted to her faith. Her family meant the world to her and she loved them dearly. She will be remembered for her Mennonite cooking and homemade buns. She loved spending morning having breakfast and coffee with her friends at the A&W. Anne will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to Southern Alberta Bible Camp, Box 99, Lomond, Alberta T0L 1G0 (http://www.sabc.ca).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


BARRY HUBER, beloved husband of Della Huber of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at the age of 58 years.

Arrangements to be announced when completed.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca

Irma Kroker

1922 – 2015

Gone to be with her Lord on Thursday October 1, 2015 at the Coaldale Health Centre at the age of 93 years, beloved wife of the late John Kroker.

Family and friends may pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th St, Coaldale, AB, with Pastor Daron Blenkin, officiating. Interment to follow at the Coaldale Cemetery in the Mennonite Section.

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


LOIS SWAILES, dearly loved wife of the late Ed Swailes, passed away in Lethbridge on October 4, 2015 at the age of 89 years. Lois was born on July 13, 1926 in Saskatchewan, but spent most of her childhood in Picture Butte. Lois was an accomplished pianist, having obtained a teaching certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She graduated from the Galt Hospital School of Nursing in 1949 with the Gold Medal of Proficiency and went on to work as a nurse until her children were born. Lois found the love of her life in Ed and they were married in 1950.

They had three children, Sandy (Tom) in Toronto, Tim (Glenda) and Jeff (Melanie) in Calgary. Lois enjoyed her grandchildren, Janay, Neil, Nolan, Taylor, Sydney and Austin.

We have the greatest admiration for the St. Michael’s palliative teams for the compassionate and excellent care that we received over the last months.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Lois’ many friends for their continued support and visits during her illness. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Cancer Society. In keeping with Lois’ wishes, no service will be held.

Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. Condolences may be emailed to care@cornerstonefh.ca

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