October 24th, 2020

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 5, 2016.

JOLAYNE ANDERSON

(ONOFRYCHUK)

JOLAYNE ANDERSON of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on February 1, 2016 at the age of 64.

Jolayne was born in Taber in 1951 to Dean and Maydell Anderson. She was raised on the family farm, working and growing along side her siblings and cousins. She pursued her career in nursing in Drayton Valley receiving her diploma as a LPN. Nursing was one of her passions and she loved it. She moved throughout Alberta and settled in Lethbridge for the past 15 years.

Jolayne is survived by her sisters: Deanna, Janis, Veneta and their spouses and children. Her five children: Brent (Shelly) Onofrychuk of Lethbridge, Brad (Heather) Onofrychuk of Lloydminster, Bill (Annette) Onofrychuk of Ottawa, Jenn (Justin) Davis of Edmonton, Ken (Jenny) Onofrychuk of Fox Creek, as well as her 16 grandchildren whom she loved dearly with two more on the way.

Jolayne was predeceased by her brother Reg Anderson.

Family and friends are invited to the Funeral Service which will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TABER STAKE CENTRE, 4709 – 50 Ave, Taber on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. There will be a viewing from 2:00 to 2:45 pm prior to the service. The interment will follow at the Taber Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Please take the time to fill out your organ donation card. http://www.canadianpulmonary fibrosis.ca/


ARCHIBALD

JUDY LEE ARCHIBALD, beloved wife of Leon Archibald, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


DEGROOT

TED DEGROOT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the age of 82 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME , 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant. Cremation to follow.

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


DUZS

ANNE DUZS, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3:00 P.M.

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


EAGLE SPEAKER

PAULINE EAGLE SPEAKER passed away in Cardston on January 30, 2016 at the age of 86 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Monday, Feb. 8th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


JOHNSON

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, GERALD “Gerry” MELVIN JOHNSON, beloved husband of the late Frances Johnson, in Lethbridge at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


KESLER

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of GREG KESLER, on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at his family’s ranch in Magrath, Alberta at the age of 70 years.

He is survived by his loving Wife Judy, Son Duane (Margo), Daughter Berva Dawn (Roy) and his two very special Grandsons Kurtis and Chase.

He was the son of the late Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee Reg Kesler. Greg worked in the family business until he branched out on his own at age 29 to found Kesler Rodeo in 1974.

Greg, a second-generation PRCA stock contractor, achieved 10 World Championship Titles with his horses; Cool Alley, Painted Smile, Alley Ways and Alley Cat during his career. In 1994, Greg and his son, Duane Kesler, bought Reg’s card and continued running Kesler Championship Rodeo (founded by Reg in 1950) with Duane at the helm while Greg remained as the owner/operator of Kesler Rodeo. The family has bucking stock in Helena, Montana and Magrath, Alberta.

This past December, Kesler Rodeo sent five bareback horses, one saddle bronc horse and one bull to the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas.

Kesler Rodeo’s Alley Cat was the 1988 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year and Painted Smile won that award three consecutive years (2001-03). Country Cat, Order Up, Painted Smile, Cool Alley, and Polka Dot, were all voted the top horses at the WNFR.

A Funeral Service will be held at EXHIBITION PARK – WEST PAVILION, 3401 – Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Wayne Brooks officiating.

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


Lambertus FredrikusKonynenbelt

1931 – 2016

“I know in whom I have believed…”

2 Timothy 1:12b

Lambertus Fredrikus Konynenbelt (Bert F.), beloved husband of Patricia (Visser) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on February 2, 2016. He was 84 years of age.

Dad was affectionately known as Big Bert or “The Big.” He was born October 2, 1931, on the family farm near Nobleford, Alberta. It was here where he fulfilled his lifetime passion as a farmer, but also spent 28 years employed as a machine operator at Noble Cultivators which he commonly referred to as “The Mine.”

Bert met the love of his life, Patricia Visser, at a youth rally in 1958. They were married July 6, 1960 and were blessed with one daughter and three sons.

Dad was an active member of the Nobleford Christian Reformed Church where he was a faithful servant of Christ. He demonstrated humility, faithfulness and compassion to all who crossed his path.

Bert leaves to cherish these memories his wife of 55 years, Patricia, his children Christine (George) Vanderberg, Eldon (Jackie), Berwyn (Nellie), and Darryl (Anne-Marie), along with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren; Brad and Kerri Lynn Vanderberg and their children Damen and Kadence; Trevor and Chelsy Vanderberg, David and Claire Vanderberg, Lindsay and Jordan Van Dyk and their son Finn; Kyle, Denae, Ryan, Chantelle, Mikaela, Annabel, Maxim and Libby Konynenbelt. Also mourning his loss are Bert’s sisters Fanny Kuipers (Case), Seenie Bouwman (Ben-deceased) and brother Herman (Carol) Konynenbelt as well as Patricia’s sisters; Wilma Wierenga(Martin-deceased), Elizabeth Scholte(Henry) and brothers George Visser(Margaret-deceased), Frank Visser(Sina), and brother-in-law Peter Piers(Grace-deceased) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bert is also predeceased by his parents Henk and Dena Konynenbelt, infant great-grandson Brandon Vanderberg, Patricia’s parents, Frank and Rachael Visser, and Patricia’s brother, John Visser.

“Big Bert” will be missed by the many friends and acquaintances he made throughout his life and whom he treasured deeply. He had such an outgoing personality. We have shared many laughs and memories with Dad as he told stories about his pets, his adventures, but most importantly, his faith. The family is comforted knowing that Bert is safe in the arms of Jesus.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, February 8, 2016 at NOBLEFORD MONARCH CEMETERY with a Memorial Service to follow at 1:00pm at NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Hwy Ave, Nobleford AB, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice.

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


LITCHFIELD

WILLIAM ELDEN LITCHFIELD passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the age of 96. Elden was born in Purple Springs, AB on June 4, 1919. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Marie (Walker) Litchfield in 2000. Elden leaves behind a loving family. Phyllis (Marlin) Snider of Calgary, Linda (Gordon) Gedlaman of Lethbridge, David (Cheri) Litchfield of Calgary, Reid (Tiffany) Litchfield of Henderson, Nevada, Bradley (Paula) Litchfield of Eugene, Oregon and Kandis (Craig) Parascak of Lethbridge. He was a grandfather to 26 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Dorothy Francis and brother Dean Litchfield. Elden was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Ferl; brothers Reid, Linden and Melvin; sisters Melba and Iris and granddaughter Merin Melnyk. Elden joined the Canadian military in 1941 and became a Lieutenant while serving overseas until the end of the war in 1946. After returning from the war, Elden continued to farm on the family farm with his father and brothers. As well as farming, Elden fulfilled his passion and became a school teacher. He taught in many schools including Brooks, Scandia, Patricia and Taber. In 1969 Elden was proud to be named Teacher of the Year at W.R. Myers High School. Elden was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church callings including serving with his wife in the Alberta Temple and two full-time missions. Elden was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who dedicated his life to serving others. Those who knew him could not help but be grateful for his unconditional love and knowledge. He will be forever missed. Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd South, Lethbridge, on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Burns Hill officiating. Friends may meet the family from Noon to 12:40 in the Relief Society room. Interment to follow at Archmount Memorial Gardens, West Lethbridge.


McGLENN

HELEN MAY McGLENN, beloved wife of the late Gerard Lester McGlenn, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.


Edna Milroy

1918 – 2016

It is with sorrow, but a host of wonderful memories that we mark the passing of our dear mother Edna Milroy!

We celebrate the extraordinary 97 year old journey in the life of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and matriarch!

Edna is survived by her two children John Milroy and Sheila (Gord) Wirun of Lethbridge, her adored grandchildren Edward, Shad, Todd, Wesley and Jeff and her great grandchildren Tyson, Cole, Sierra, Kye, Shay, Brooklyn, Benson, and Vincent. She also leaves to mourn her cherished sister Iva Beck of Cardston.

Edna was predeceased by her husband Jock and daughter in law JoAnn Milroy.

Edna was born in Unity, Saskatchewan on October 8, 1918. After she completed her schooling she moved to Lethbridge and eventually put herself through Business School in the evenings, as she worked during the day! She met her husband Jock Milroy from Lethbridge in 1947 and they married shortly after. Edna excelled as a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children and cooking homemade meals for her family. Her baking is still famous in our family! Edna worked in retail sales in Lethbridge for many years and managed dress shops where she formed life long friendships! When Edna was 60 she took up golf and joined the Henderson Lake Golf Club where she enjoyed playing with her friends for 20 plus years! She was active in her church (LDS) and was always helping out in any way she could.

She loved her children unconditionally, taught them gently, gave unceasingly and forgave readily. She will be dearly loved and deeply missed by her family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edna’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society, Alberta and Northwest Territories, 14925-111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 2P6.

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


Nicolai “Nick” Reimer

1926 – 2016

Mr. Nicolai “Nick” Reimer of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Annie Reimer, passed away at the Coaldale Health Center on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the age of 89 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his daughters Margaret (Donn) Sherman, Doris (John) Maxwell and Ruth (Glenn) Clark; son-in-law Tim (Gertrud) Geddert; sons Harold (Bernice) Reimer, Wes (Sherril) Reimer, Art (Paige) Reimer and all their families. As well, Nick’s sister Anne (Jake) Dick, brothers Henry (Marion) Reimer and John (Elsie) Reimer and sister-in-law Mary Petker.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, February 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY.

A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00pm at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon’s Lethbridge Camp (Gideon Bible Memorial Rep) c/o John Regier, 2225 – 27 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 6K5

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


Scott Shillington

1970 – 2016

Scott Sterling Shillington died of complications from surgery on February 3, 2016 in the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary.

A blond haired, blue-eyed metis boy, he was born in the wilds of Saskatchewan (Swift Current) November 22, 1970. He grew up in The Pas and Brandon, Manitoba. When the time came, he headed west to join friend, Greg Ross, to make his fortune, landing in Lethbridge. To his dismay his parents arrived there too, a few months later.

Scott was a cook and kitchen manager. He was proud of his craft and tried to follow a good work ethic. He was stubborn and often argumentative. He was also very bright and wise about many things – although he struggled with his addictive personality most of his adult life. He was an introvert, intensely private, yet with a good sense of humor, one who held his friends close to his heart.

He was loved by parents, Mary and Terry, by his sister, Amber, and by five nieces and nephews, Owen, Stephanie, Marissa, Aiden, and Dasan. He was close to friends, Greg Ross and Shawn Mullen.

Thanks go to medical people in both Lethbridge and Calgary (who battled to keep him alive), and to some very caring home care nurses.

A Memorial Service will take place 1:00pm on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 15th Ave. S., Lethbridge, worship led by Trevor Potter.

In lieu of flowers you are invited to donate to the McKillop Memorial Fund, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0X5 or to the Lethbridge University Student Union Food Bank, c/o Shelly Tuff, ULSU, SU180, 4401 University Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4.

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


Randi Way

1984 – 2016

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our beloved Randi Helen Mary Way. She was born December 28th, 1984 and left this world January 29th at 12:25 AM. Randi passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.

She was pre-deceased by her grandparents Helen and Harold Hayes, and Wilfred Way. She is survived by her mother (Pamela), father (Harold), three sisters (Katie, Callie and Tayler), grandmother (Jeanette Way), auntie and uncle (Jane and Mark), cousins (Billy and Heather), boyfriend (Patrick Constantin), and many, many friends.

Randi’s kindness and ability to make anyone and everyone feel loved will live on forever. Her charm, humour, and generosity will be greatly missed. Randi was a beautiful person, inside and out and will not be forgotten.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers / gifts, please donate to St. Michaels Health Centre Foundation (1400 9th Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5) as Randi enjoyed enhancing the lives of the elderly at St Michaels Hospital.

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


YOUNG PINE

COBIN YOUNG PINE, husband of Tarasina and father of Cobin Jr. & Kateri Elois Christine, passed away in Calgary on January 31, 2016 at the age of 23 years.

A Wake Service will be at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve on Friday, Feb. 5th from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, Feb. 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Band Cemetery.

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


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