January 17th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 4, 2016.

Leah Goodman

1955 – 2016

Ms. Leah Goodman of Lethbridge passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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PHYLLIS “PHYL” MANTLER, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the age of 83 years.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Words of Remembrance will be presented at 2:30 P.M.

In memory of Phyl, contributions may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960-19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1W5.

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

Agnes Nikkel

1932 – 2016

Agnes peacefully entered eternal rest on March 31, 2016 after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage. The youngest of eight siblings, Agnes (Doerksen) Nikkel was born December 28, 1932 in Gem, AB to John and Katharina Doerksen. Agnes graduated from Chilliwack High School (BC), attended three years of Bible School (class valedictorian), continued with three years of college in Winnipeg, completed her degree at UBC and chose education as her profession for 33 years. Church activities, music, family, and travels were large components of her life.

In 1990 Agnes became part of the Nikkel family which, by loving and marrying Henry P. Nikkel, entailed moving to Lethbridge and joining a family complete with adult children, grandchildren, and (later) great grandchildren. Henry and Agnes faithfully served the Lord through multiple church ministries during their marriage and took every opportunity to get together with family. Enjoying her gramma status, Agnes crocheted beautiful afghans for everyone. There was a void left in Agnes’ life when she was widowed 10 years ago after only 15 years of marriage, but she had the continued support of family and friends. We are comforted in the knowledge that Agnes is celebrating this day in glory with family and friends who have gone on before her.

Surviving Agnes with cherished memories are children Ron (Celeste) Nikkel, Wilma (Jack) Neufeld, Dorothy (Ray) Frederick, Vaughn (Elaine) Nikkel, Gordon Nikkel, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, sister Betty Schulz, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects between 7:00PM and 8:00PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street S., Lethbridge, AB.

Interment will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 AM at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB.

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Jesse Kore Peachey

1936 – 2016

Jesse Kore Peachey, of Raymond, Alberta, passed away on March 29, 2016, at the hospital in Raymond at the age of 79, four weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Faye Elizabeth Peachey.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S, Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family Graveside Service will be held at BRIAR RIDGE CEMETERY, 201 Rd, Pouce Coupe, BC.

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THOMAS LADELL SANDERS, loving father of Shanon and Bill, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 63 years.

Tom was born April 17, 1952 in Lethbridge to Ladell “Dude” and Alexina “Zena” Sanders. He married Wendy Berglund with whom he shared some wonderful years. Many summers were spent taking the kids camping and fishing. He also enjoyed bow hunting and was quite skilled. During the winter, he enjoyed curling and entered many bonspiels throughout Southern Alberta. He then found his true passion and love of bowling. He not only bowled, he coached and mentored many youth bowlers over the years and would have told you “to keep your arm straight”. Tom was a true to heart good guy and family was very important to him, whether it was biological, from bowling or his second family at Fountain Tire. He was always willing to help anyone.

Tom will be forever loved and remembered by Shanon (Lance) Littlewood of Calgary, Bill (Melissa) Sanders and grandchildren Austin, Kaylee, and Kaitlyn Sanders of Lethbridge, girlfriend Karen Bader of Lethbridge, siblings Diane (Greg) Sereda of Chestermere, Gary (Brenda) Sanders of Lethbridge, Brian Sanders of Edmonton as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ladell and Alexina Sanders and his sister Connie Nori.

A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at THE LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATION, 500-11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to KidSport Lethbridge, 1001 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0J3.

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


Ray Tessemaker
1948 – 2016
 Reinoud Tessemaker, beloved husband of Shirley Tessemaker (nee Schickler), passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the age of 67 years, following a courageous four year battle with cancer.
 A private burial service will be held prior to the funeral service at the Royal View Memorial Cemetery.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ray’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.
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