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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 30, 2015.

1934 – MOORE – 2015

Marie Moore (nee Boras), beloved wife of Edward Moore of Medicine Hat, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 26th, 2015 at the age of 81 years. Marie also leaves to cherish her memory her son, Bernie (Gayle) Moore and family; and her daughter, Brenda Moore. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Tuesday from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, Medicine Hat, on Wednesday from 12:00 until 12:55 p.m. Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Marie Moore. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

Michael “Mike” Bitango

1928 – 2015

Mr. Michael “Mike” Bitango of Lethbridge, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.

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



April 21, 1936-October 27, 2015

HERMANUS “HERMAN” HOOGERDIJK of Lethbridge was called home by our Lord and Saviour, surrounded by his family at St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

He is lovingly remembered by his children: Marj (Kelvin) Van Dasselaar, Martin, James (Marlene) and Herman Hoogerdijk (Teri Holmberg), 11 grandchildren and their spouses as well as nine grandchildren.

Herman is also survived by his siblings, Cornelus (Hermina) and Leonard Hoogerdijk as well as two sisters-in-law, Marty and Rika Hoogerdijk.

He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Anna (nee Jongs), his parents Maarten and Marrigje Hoogerdijk, two brothers, Willem and Dirk Hoogerdijk and sister-in-law, Arentina Jacoba Hoogerdijk (nee Velvis).

Herman was born on April 21, 1936 in Delft, the Netherlands. He loved his Lord, his church and his family. Herman was an active member of the Lethbridge Christian Men’s Choir and was also very involved in Prison Ministries for many years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 from 7:00 P.M–9:00 P.M.

A Private Family Burial will be held at ROYAL VIEW CEMETERY.

A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40th Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB., on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Stephen M. Arrick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Herman to St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LEECK April 10, 1956 – October 23, 2015

The afternoon of Friday October 23, 2015 our brother Edward (Ed) Leeck succumbed to heart disease at the age of 59. He leaves behind to mourn, his partner Nancy Salamon, his sisters Leona (Duane) King, Beverly Leeck (Michael Langlands), Dianne (Terry) Larko, and Christine Joll, four nieces, three nephews, as well as many great friends. His parents, Clarence and Eileen Leeck, predeceased him. Edward was born April 10, 1956, the youngest of five children and the only boy. He loved motorcycles and his job with the railroad. He began as brakeman with the CPR and worked his way up to engineer, the youngest at the time. In 1984 at the age of 28 he was stricken by a disabling brain disorder and bravely battled that illness for the rest of his life.

He will always be remembered for his quiet gentle nature, always willing to help others, and always a gentleman.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 2 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Picture Butte.


DORA WALTRAUT RAASCH, beloved wife of the late Hans Raasch, of Magrath, AB, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society – Garden Vista, in Magrath, on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at the age of 78 years.

She is the loving mother of Brian (Connie) Raasch, of Hope, BC, and Susan (Bill) Perry, of Okotoks, AB and grandmother to Kaylie (Brendan), Krista, Jennifer (Joel), Michael (Alisha) and Kevin (Courtney).

“God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be,

So He closed His arms around you

And whispered “Come to Me”.

You didn’t deserve what you

went through,

And so He gave you rest,

In His green pastures far beyond

Is really for the best.

For when we saw you sleeping

So peaceful and free from pain

We could not wish you back

To suffer that again.

We will miss your love and guidance

Though we know it is not forever,

For in our hearts and God willing

Once again we will be together.”

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M., as well as prior to the Funeral Service from 12:00 – 12:45 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at the MAGRATH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North 2 St. West, Magrath, on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

Interment to follow at the Magrath Cemetery.

Special thank you to John, Hilda and Lois for all of their love, care and support.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FRANCES ANNIE (HAWKINS) ROBERTS passed away on October 27th, 2015 in the Cardston Hospital following a short illness at the age of 98 years.

Frances was born on October 22nd, 1917 in Craigmyle, Alberta to her parents Henry and May Ethel (MacCuish) Hawkins. She leaves behind her children: Darwin (Sharyn) Roberts of Lethbridge, Gale (Neva) Roberts of Cardston, Larry (Monique deceased) Roberts of Medicine Hat, Florence Elaine (Richard) Colley of Cardston, Janice (Rodney) Walburger of Leavitt, Al Roy (Sandra) Roberts of Taber, Debra (Robert) Roe of Cardston, and Teresa (Stephen deceased) DeRenzo of Lethbridge, and granddaughter Nicole (Duane) Quinton of Aetna; 33 grandchildren, 84 great- grandchildren and 15 great great-grandchildren; her sisters Ruth Miller of Strathmore and Verna Thomas of Kenora, Ontario.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Claude Alexander Roberts; son, William Dennis Roberts; her parents, Henry and May Ethel Hawkins; son-in-law, Stephen DeRenzo; daughter-in-law, Monique Roberts; one granddaughter, Brenda Walburger, and one great grandson, Alexander Roberts; her siblings, Albert Hawkins, Harry Hawkins and Constance McAndrew.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston (355-3rd Street West) on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.

Interment will be held in the Woolford Cemetery.

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


CAROLYN SHOT BOTH SIDES passed away in Calgary on October 23rd, 2015 at the age of 37 years.

A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, Nov. 1st from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, Nov. 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Pioneer Cemetery.

Send condolences to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


LUDWIG STEIN, beloved husband of Lotte Stein of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the age of 84 years.

Ludwig is also survived by his children Janet Ainscough (Laurier Kramps), Susan (Dave) Riehl, Norm (Denise) Stein, Roger (Darlene) Stein and Christine (Bob) Stockton. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Ludwig loved life and lived it to its fullest. He was a loving husband, father and Opa! We were blessed to have him in our lives. He will live in our hearts always.

A Celebration of Life will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Richard Brown officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) call 1-800-661-2597, mail to 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB. R3B 0W5 or visit clwr.org/donate OR to the Alzheimer Society of Canada call 1-800-616-8816, mail 20 Eglinton Ave.W. Ste 1600 Toronto, ON. M4R 1K8 or visit http://www.alzheimer.ca

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Anna Marion Wooden (nee Schnee) passed away suddenly at her home on October 15, 2015 at the age of 90 years.

Marion is survived by her sons Darrell and Alan; daughter-in-law Donlea; granddaughters Amanda and Kelsie; and her siblings Dale, Merle, Theda, Alice and Harold.

Marion was predeceased be her husband Robert; and brothers Neil and Harvey Schnee.

A celebration of Marion’s life will be held at Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre (5600 Centre Street North) on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Bighorn Library Services, Box 157, Exshaw, AB, T0l 2C0. 403-673-3571

In living memory of Marion Wooden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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