October 19th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 4, 2016.

BEREZAY

EVELYN JUNE (Orr) BEREZAY of Lethbridge passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the age of 84 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FAIRMONT CHAPEL, 205 Fairmont Blvd. South, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment to follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Cardston Cemetery.


DEKLERK

ARIE DEKLERK, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DOUCETTE

June 17, 1921 – May 1, 2016

It is with great sadness and quiet relief that we announce the peaceful passing of EARL MILTON DOUCETTE on May 1, 2016. Earl was born June 17, 1921 in New Aberdeen Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Earl has joined his dear wife Sal, mother Ada, father William Charles, as well as his 10 brothers and sisters.

After a short stint of working in the coalmine, Earl joined the army and was a part of the 13th Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers. He fell madly in love with Italy, Holland, and all of their people. During an end of the war celebration, Earl was discovered as a singer and soon labeled as a “dramatic tenor”. Upon returning home, he attended the school of Julliard, New York where he studied music.

In 1947 Earl and his beautiful Sara (Sal) Walsh had a secret wedding. At this time, female teachers were not allowed to be married and remain teaching. A small ceremony comprised of their priest (who frowned upon that ridiculous rule), his cousin, and his niece, saw Earl and Sal blissfully married.

Earl performed in the Nova Scotia Opera Company, where he sang in operas such as Madam Butterfly, Marriage of Figaro, Lohengrin, and Countess Marissa.

In 1952 they had their first son Paul. A year later they were offered teaching jobs and the family moved to the Blood Reserve, Alberta where they lived for 12 years. Earl and Sara wrote operettas and set up concerts for their students to perform. In 1959 they had their second son John.

In 1966 the family moved to Lethbridge.

Earl is survived by his sons Paul (Jackie)Ladysmith, BC, John (Irene) and his dear granddaughters Angelica (Lyndsay) and Brooklyn, Lethbridge AB who spent countless hours visiting and listening to their grandpa’s stories. But every visit began with “That John – your Dad he can solve any problem, I don’t know what I would do without him”.

No matter where Earl went or who he talked to, he always had a joke or a song. The impression he left on so many different people around the world will live on through his cassette tape programs, cartoons, and stories.

At Earl’s request a private family service will be held at a later date.

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


GRUBEL

With great sadness and gentle relief we announce the passing of HERBERT “HERB” WALTER GRUBEL, beloved husband of Carol Grubel, of Coaldale, who passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Service to Celebrate Herb’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating. A time of fellowship & refreshments will follow.

In memory of Herb, donations may be made to the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4V5.

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


HEIBERG

KEITH ERWIN HEIBERG, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away at Redwater, Alberta at the age of 25.

A Service of Remembrance will be held in the BARONS COMMUNITY HALL on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

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


HUISING

PIETER HUISING, beloved husband of Jennie Huising of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

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


Jim Ponech

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Jim Ponech at the age of 59 on April 27, 2016.

He was born on December 14, 1956 in Lethbridge, AB and was residing in Summerland, BC. Jim was a loving son, brother, husband, father and Papa whose generous and caring nature extended beyond his family and touched all who had the good fortune to know him.

Jim is survived by his parents Fred and Eileen, wife Patti, daughters Erin (Neil) Jantz and Kristen (Daron Kirkendall), sister Jan (Steve) Smith and grandchildren Karis and Gavin Jantz and Leah Kirkendall. He is also survived by a large extended family of uncles, aunts, brother/sister in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at the Harold Simpson Youth Memorial Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd., Summerland, BC. Casual attire is requested as Jim would have preferred jeans and a shirt.

In Jim’s memory, the family encourages you to make a donation to your local foodbank.

Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com

250-494-7752.


KOHASHIGAWA

It is with great sorrow, we wish to announce the passing of ROSE MARIE KOHASHIGAWA, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:45 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.

A Graveside service will follow at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at 1:00 P.M.

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


Meredith G. Hodges

(nee. Millhaem)

19 February, 1943 – 29 April, 2016

Meredith passed away on Friday April 29, 2016 at the High River Hospital at age 73, after a 15 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Jim, her son Tim and his wife Carmen, her two grandsons Morgan and Parker, and her sister Paige Millhaem.

Meredith was born in Toronto and raised in Warner, AB. She graduated from the University of Montana at Missoula, Montana with a degree in Education, where she met her husband Jim. They were married on January 9, 1966, while Jim was in the US Army, and their son Tim was born on Christmas Day in 1966. The family moved back to Canada in 1970 settling in Inuvik in 1973. During the 23 years she spent in Inuvik, she worked as a Substitute Teacher, a Travel Agent, a Jewelry Store Manager, and an Owner/Partner in Sunrise Helicopters. Meredith retired to Southern Alberta in 1995 to be closer to family.

Thank you to all the Staff of the 3rd floor of the High River Hospital, the Cancer Clinic and High River Home Care for the care you gave our Wife, Mother and Grandmother.

Memorial Services to be held at the High River United Church, 145 MacLeod Trail SW, High River on Monday May 9th at 1:30 PM. Please feel free to attend in casual attire.

In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the High River District Health Foundation – Cancer Clinic, 560 9 Ave SW, High River, AB T1V 1B3. To express condolences please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403 652 2222


PRAILL – SHELLEY KRISTINE

September 13, 1961 – Chatham, Ontario

April 28, 2016 – Lethbridge, Alberta

SHELLEY KRISTINE PRAILL passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 54 years. Shelley (Kris) is survived by her two daughters: Jennifer (Angus) Praill and Jessica Praill from Lethbridge, and two granddaughters Kaylee and Haylin. Kris is also survived by her mother Barbara Pavelson, one sister Kimberly Ann (William) Given of Strathmore, Alberta and one brother Kenneth Praill of Canmore, Alberta. She also leaves to mourn several nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father Kenneth G. Praill of Chatham, Ontario. She was employed at Progressive Waste Disposal for the past 8 years. Kris was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. She loved to go fishing and camping as often as she could. She loved her job and most of all she loved her family, especially her two beautiful granddaughters. They were the love of her life. A Memorial service will be held at the WESTMINISTER CHAPEL, 329-19 Street North, Lethbridge on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Rohan Crown officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family later that night as well at the Westminister Chapel from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


SIBBET, Barbara Darlene

January 27, 1937 – May 2, 2016

Barbara passed away in Strathmore Hospital on May 2, 2016 with her children by her side. She is survived by her children Darwin Sibbet (Cathy) of Strathmore, Darlene Swift (Mark) of Qualicum Beach, Russell Sibbet of Red Deer, and Lorraine Sibbet (Keith) of Strathmore; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-eight greatgrandchildren; and brothers Ron Garner of Bowden, Lyle (Betty Lou) Trocksted of Comox, and Gus (Elly) Trocksted of Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455 110th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 2T7). A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Wheatland Funeral Home (Strathmore) at 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Barbara’s obituary at http://www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.


VANDERBEEK

JOSEPH VANDERBEEK, husband of Frances VanderBeek, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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