October 31st, 2020

SATURDAY, May 7, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 9, 2016.

DEKLERK

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

A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

In memory of Arie, donations may be made to World Renew (DRS), 400-76th Street SW, Suite 17, Byron Centre, MI 49315.

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


Lloyd Flaws
1946 – 2016

Lloyd Charles Flaws, beloved husband of Lucy Flaws, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the age of 69 years following a courageous five year battle with cancer.  Lloyd would have celebrated his seventieth birthday on May 8.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 7, 2016 between 4:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides Lucy, his loving wife of forty five years, Lloyd is survived by three children Jody (Jeanie) Flaws of Scarsdale, New York, Jerry (Carley) Flaws of Strathmore and Jeff Flaws of Calgary as well as his five treasured grandchildren Meghan, Liam, Paige, Lucas and Maxwell. Lloyd is also survived by ten siblings Bert (Janice) Flaws of Hays, Isabel Pakarno of Brooks, George (Sandy) Flaws of Hays, Anne (Lyle) Mooney of Coaldale, Darlene (Bill) McQuarrie of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Agnes Flaws of Lethbridge, Heather (Howard) Campbell of Burdett, Doug (Bonnie) Flaws of Coaldale, John Flaws of Hays and Marilyn Flaws of Lethbridge as well as countless nieces and nephews.  
He was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Isa Flaws as well as his brother-in-law Jerry Pakarno.
Lloyd was born in Gladstone, Manitoba in 1946.  He moved to Hays in 1957 when his family traded their land in Manitoba for irrigated farmland near Hays. Lloyd started working in the oil patch in 1966 and continued to work there for twenty seven years until purchasing farmland near his family farm in 1993. He loved farming and continued to care for and work the farm until moving to Coaldale in 2014. During his days on the farm, Lloyd could always be found tinkering on something or other in his quonset. Lloyd was very close to his family and would usually be accompanied by one brother or another. Lloyd was a quiet, humble and unassuming man of few words, but made a great impact on his family and friends. He was loyal, loving and kind until the end. He will be greatly missed.
If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes in Lloyd’s name may be made directly to St. Michael’s Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit) 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HUNN

DARLENE STELLA “DENE” (nee KIRK) HUNN, beloved wife of Graham “Gerry” Robert Hunn, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at the age of 81 years.

Dene is survived by her four children: Richard (Dawn), Randy (Kathy), Auralee (Glen) Floberg and Kelley (John) Giesbrecht and son-in-law Ken Rogers; brothers and sisters: William (Linda) Kirk, Karen (Murray) Kirk, Wendy Kirk and sister-in-law, Lynn Kirk.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Laurie Ann Hunn-Rogers and her brother, Robert “Bud” Kirk,

Dene was born in Regina, Sask., on September 17, 1934. Her father was a member of the R.C.M.P. and the family resided in various towns in Saskatchewan.

Dene joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on October 6th, 1952 and served with 404 Squadron and the Maritime Air Operational Training Unit, 415 Squadron until her marriage to Gerry Hunn in Summerside, PEI, on May 1, 1954.

During their many postings throughout Canada, the U.S.A., Italy and The Netherlands and as a mother raising five children, Dene was active in supporting their activities in Scouting, Guiding, Camp Fire Girls of America and school organizations.

Dene was active in every parish and her home provided a place of relaxation for many priests, seminarians and F.C.J. Sisters. She was an active CWL member and was President at Calgary Forces Base, Calgary and Honorary President at Canadian Forces, Station Holberg, B.C., military parishes.

As a military wife, Dene was hostess to many Canadian, U.S. and NATO Senior Officers and Commanders and served as the Commonwealth Representative of the USAF Wives Club, Dayton, Ohio as well as the Canadian Delegate of the International Ladies Committee at Allied Forces Central Europe, Brunssum, The Netherlands.

Dene was a most caring person. She nursed her mother-in-law, Evelyn Hunn, following major cancer surgery; she was a Red Cross Nursing Volunteer in the US Air Force Hospital at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and she was a volunteer in the Post-Natal, Day Surgery and Day Procedures Units at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. Dene was a member of the Parish Council and as well continued her ministry to the sick as a member of the Assumption Parish Pastoral Team to the Regional Hospital.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Monday, May 9th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Salvadore Ahumada, Celebrant.

Cremation.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dene, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317-10th St. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7

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


JENSEN

GRANT MAXWELL JENSEN passed away peacefully in Cardston, Alberta on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 100 years. Grant was born on February 13, 1916 in Aetna, Alberta to Andrew Christian and Antomine (Annie) Nielsen Jensen. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda Borchers; his parents, Andrew & Annie; his brothers, Einar (Myrle), Leonard, Heber (Hattie), Harold (Ruth), Elmer (Ava), and Wesley (Hazel); his sisters, Myrtle (Leith) Johnson, Vera (Dill) Lee, and Una (Dahl) Caldwell.

Grant was a schoolteacher in Southern Alberta for many years where he was respected and loved by many students in this area. He was a basketball coach for many seasons while teaching High School and several of his teams went to Provincials. He was inducted into the High School Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his contribution in organizing the game of basketball into the High School sports program.

He was a man of many talents. He loved the land. He had a big garden.

He raised cattle, horses, dogs, rabbits, ducks, pheasants, birds, and numerous other animals. He was a talented artist. He painted, sculpted, and designed and built toys. He was happiest when he was busy.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in the Church. He was a Boy Scout in his youth and served as Scout Master for many years as an adult. He was a teacher in the various auxiliaries of the Church. He served a mission with his wife, Wanda, in England. They loved to travel and some of their favorite destinations were to Germany to visit the country of Wanda’s family roots; to Denmark to visit the country of Grant’s family roots; and to Israel to visit the land of the Savior’s life.

Grant is survived by his sons, Allen (Lola) Jensen and Brian (Maria) McLean, his stepson, Larry Heppler and stepdaughter, Sheran Heppler Carter; three grandsons, four granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren.

The family of Grant Jensen extend sincere thanks to the staff at The Chinook Lodge, where he resided for 5 years; Dr. Clarke and the staff at the Cardston Hospital and the staff at the Lee Crest Assisted Living facility.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, Cardston, Alberta on Monday, May 9th 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 to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

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


Leonard ALBERT Houghton

1919 – 2015

Mr. Leonard A. Houghton of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Margaret Houghton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 73 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held following at 1:00pm, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Canon Allan McCuaig, officiating.

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


LONG TIME SQUIRREL

GEORGE WARRICK LONG TIME SQUIRREL, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the age of 49 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced once completed.

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


Mathew Hoadley

1973 – 2016

Mr. Mathew “Matt” Hoadley of Lethbridge, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the age of 43 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Joe Milder
1926 – 2016

Joseph Milder, beloved husband of Katie Milder, passed away in Taber on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


RACZ

RONALD RACZ, beloved husband of Brenda Racz, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


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.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 from 9:30 A.M. until 10:55 A.M.

The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 A.M. Following the Funeral Service, a time of fellowship & refreshments will be held at Cornerstone.

The Interment Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Willie “Willie” Golia

1936 – 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Willie Golia of Lethbridge, on Monday, April 25, 2016, at the age of 79 years.

Willie was born November 15, 1936 in Lethbridge, AB. Right out of high-school, he worked for Remington Rand, fixing typewriters. He travelled the Monarch, Barons to Vulcan route. He then worked as a milkman for Purity Dairy. Eventually, Willie started with the City of Lethbridge, painting lines on the streets; we always pointed out the crooked ones. He moved on to being the city messenger and finally retired in 1998.

Willie was an avid sports nut. He played baseball and hockey in the late 1950’s and early 60’s for the York Hotel. During that time, he was named Top Goaltender in the city commercial hockey league. He then played for the Lethbridge Longhorns Oldtimers.

Willie was a board member for the Miners Library for many years and was sports coordinator. He organized crib and darts and bowled with his sister Joyce in a weekly bowling league and also participated in the Sutter Golf Classic tournaments from 1985-1993.

Willie will be greatly missed by his daughter Bev (Wes) Miller of Mossleigh, AB; his dog Sandy; brother Michael (Beth) Golia of Lethbridge; brother-in-laws Ken (Doreen) Heaton of Lethbridge and Gord (Esther) Heaton of Seba Beach, AB; sister-in-law Joy Pinney of Penticton, BC; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Willie is predeceased by his loving wife Margaret Rose; sister Joyce Kirkham; brother Ken Golia; parents Mike and Anne Golia; in-laws Clifford and Rose Heaton; and nephew Tom Heaton.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation, Box 6131, High River, AB T1V 1P7, who have taken such wonderful care of Sandy during this difficult time.

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


WRIGHT

AUSTIN LUCAS WRIGHT, beloved son of Jasmine Wright (Tyler Hogan), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the age of 9 months.

A Private Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Daniel Zopoula officiating. An open mic will be offered.

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


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