October 21st, 2020

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 26, 2016.

BELZIL,

May 27, 1959 – May 20, 2016

PIERRE LAURIER BELZIL, of Lethbridge passed away peacefully on May 20, 2016 at the age of 56.

Pierre was such a gentle, nice man with a wonderful sense of humor and smile. He loved to travel and enjoyed spending time at his cabin in B.C.; going on his most recent trip last month on his new motorcycle. His quiet courage, honesty, strength of spirit, creativity, and sense of humor will be carried forward by those who knew and loved him. He will be remembered for his quick wit and ability to be jack-of-all-trades and a handy man to all, as he displayed so well while being devoted to managing his building in this last year, following his retirement from the County of Lethbridge.

Pierre will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Sarah Belzil (Braden Fletcher) and his sisters; Claire Laskin, Lucille Belzil (Bob Robinson), Roxanne Belzil (Michael Jones) and Colette Belzil (Michael Allan).

He was predeceased by his father Emile Belzil (1963), his mother Therese Laplante (2015), his sister Carmen (1967) and his brother Guy (2016).

In memory of Pierre, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

There will be a Celebration of Life in Lethbridge, to be held at a later date.

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


BRUDER

Joseph William Bruder, beloved husband of Vernie Bruder, passed away on May 25, 2016 at the age of 95 Years.

Besides his loving wife of 70 years, Joe is survived by his children: Ronald (Rhonda), Carol (Clay), Jane (Walter Schauerte), Eric (Olga), Blaise (Linda), son-in-law Dennis Carney (Ann), Myron (Evelyn), David (Bev), Rhona Bartolotti, daughter-in-law Janet Bruder (Steve), James (Lynn), Paul (Chris), Carlos (Glenda), Steven (Anja), Tony (Lorraine), forty-eight grandchildren, and sixty-nine great grandchildren, his siblings Agatha (Murray McRae), Frank (Ann Dixon), and Rosalie (Emile Levesque). He was pre- deceased by his parents William and Eve Bruder, his son Kevin, daughter Angela Carney, and daughter-in-law Tracey.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek, AB with Father Silvano Vargas – Officiating. An Inurnment is to take place at St. Henry’s Cemetery at a later date

In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the Good Samaritans Society – Vistage Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0


ECKERT

DEBBIE ECKERT (NEE WEBBER) of Lethbridge, AB passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at the age of 62 years.

She is the loving mother of Shane (Rebecca) Eckert of Taber and Sherry (Shawn) Oliver of Lethbridge, five grandchildren Tasha, Wyatt, Logan, Raelee and Keenan. Debbie is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

Debbie was born April 6,1954 in Edmonton, AB and raised in Medicine Hat. She enjoyed summers on the farm by Viking. Debbie was a very dedicated, loving and caring person who would do anything for anybody. She was all heart. Debbie enjoyed cooking at the Nursing Home and for many others. She enjoyed having family functions and family feasts were favorite times with lots of German food (Buttons and Strudels). Debbie will be sadly missed by family and many friends.

Those who wish may pay their respects prior to the service from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Dr. South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Sandra Habkirk officiating. Cremation to follow.

In memory of Debbie, donations may be made to Lung Association, Alberta & NWT, P.O. Box 4500 Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2.

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


Milo John Good Rider (White Cow)

September 17, 2015 – May 19, 2016

“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that

whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life”.

John 3:16

With great sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of Milo, on May 19, 2016 at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Milo is survived by his loving parents; Brent White Cow and Sally Good Rider, one brother; Nakota Good Rider. Paternal Grand-parents: Elizabeth Good Rider and Wendell Crow Shoe. Maternal Grand-parents; Norvena White Cow and Bryan Holloway, his special grand-father; Steven Holloway. Maternal great-grandparents; Warner and Connie White Cow, Jacqueline & Mills Big Bull, Dayle Holloway and Alene Bastien. Aunty; Chantel (Austin) Good Rider. His Uncles; Frank (Tanisha ) Holloway, Paul (Chrissy) Holloway and Tommy (Marina) Good Rider, Ched (Tiffany) Crow Shoe

Milo was predeceased by his paternal great- grand parents; Madeline (Hector ) Good Rider and Jackie Crow Shoe Sr. Maternal great-grand- parents: John Holloway, Helen Strikes With A Gun. Milo will also be remembered by his extended families: Crow Shoe’s, Good Rider’s, White Cow’s, Holloway’s (Piikani &Morley Nations), Bastien’s, Strikes With A Gun’s, Scott’s and Soloway’s (Siksika Nation), Provost’s, Knowlton’s, Bad Eagles, Many Guns.

A wake service was held at Elizabeth’s Good Rider’s Residence between 11:00 A.M. till 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 then the evening at Dale Holloways Residence.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday May 26, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Brocket, AB with Tom O’Toole Officiating. Interment at Brocket Cemetery. Feast to Follow at Brocket Community Hall.


Isabella “Suzy” Titsing

1939 – 2016

Isabella Smart Titsing, loving wife of the late William Titsing, passed away peacefully on Friday May 20, 2016 at the age of 77 years.

Isabella is survived by her son’s Chad (Annette), Bill (Marcelle) and Cory (Micheal) as well as many friends.

Isabella was preceded in death by her father George, her mother Nora Smart, brothers Martin and George Gerlach and her sister Ethel Laing.

Suzy was a proud grandmother, spending many cherished hours with Kourtney, Brooke and Billy. Whenever the grandkids had breaks in school, they insisted on coming to Lethbridge to be with their grandma.

Suzy was born in Saskatchewan but travelled throughout Canada as an army brat, since her father George Gerlach was a career soldier. She eventually settled in Edmonton, where she was trained as a licensed practical nurse. Suzy worked in many hospitals in Alberta prior to moving to Lethbridge in 1966 where she worked at St. Michaels and the Lethbridge Regional, eventually retiring after 50 years of nursing.

After retiring Suzy was able to spend 100 percent of her time with the love of her life Bill until his passing in July 2014. Suzy and Bill were inseparable and spent time with family and friends every day.

Over the past few months as her health declined, the good Lord saw Suzy getting tired and called her home. She is indeed in peace with her husband Bill.

Suzy appreciated the many professionals she recently had contact with. The staff at Golden Acres, Edith Cavell, the Regional hospital as well as Dr. Yonker coordinated her care exceptionally. Suzy’s family would also like to thank the nursing staff on 4b for their kindness and exceptional care during her most recent hospitalization.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday May 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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Audrey Keegstra

1942 – 2016

Mrs. Audrey Keegstra (Senneker), beloved wife of Mr. Lou Keegstra of Lethbridge, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour after passing away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Besides her loving husband Lou of more than 52 years, Audrey is survived by her children Sandy VanReeuwyk, Lorinda (Chris) Molner; grandchildren Devon, Austin, Braden, Amber; siblings Jenny DeWolde, George Senneker, Ben (Hennie) Senneker, John Senneker, Jan (Ruth) Senneker, Henry (Sharon) Senneker; sisters-in-law Tina (Wyatt) Kamma, Grace (Roger) Girard, Gerdy (Lorne) Krogman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Audrey is predeceased by her parents Durk and Helen Senneker; parents-in-law George and Hilda Keegstra; brother-in-law Ralph DeWolde; sisters-in-law Jean Senneker and Ann Senneker. Audrey was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who had a tremendous passion for life. Her faith in her Lord and Saviour was evident in all that she did. Condolences will be held from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. South, Lethbridge, AB A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB. A private family graveside service will take place in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers for those who wish, memorial donations in Audrey’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10 Street S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 9Z9.

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KRIKKE

It is with great sadness and joyful relief we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, WILLIAM “BILL” KRIKKE at the age of 88 years old.

Bill was born in Zaandam, The Netherlands, on March 18, 1928. He immigrated to Canada in 1951.

Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Elaine; his children: Nelly (Gerritt) Procee, Louise (John) Halma, Ron (Carol) Krikke and Lloyd Krikke; seven grandchildren: Kim, Greg, Jennifer Jeremy, Allison, Reeve and Laine; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, all who gave him much joy and love. He is now able to open his eyes and see them. (Matthew 11:4-6).

A Service of Remembrance will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge Alberta, on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Tony Maan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the CNIB, #100, 410 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2L2

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


Leroy Guzzi

1935 – 2016

Mr. Leroy Guzzi of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the age of 80 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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MORIYAMA

MICKEY MORIYAMA, beloved husband of Jackie Moriyama, of Lethbridge, AB passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 84 years.

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Mr. Alex Goertz

1928 – 2016

Mr. Alex Goertz of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Elfrieda Goertz, passed away at the Coaldale Health Care Centre on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the age of 88 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the COALDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2006 20th St, Coaldale, AB T1M 1E7

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Mrs. Beatrice “Betty” Rushford

1922 – 2016

Mrs. Beatrice “Betty” Louise Rushford of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Clayton “Shorty” Rushford, passed away with her family by her side at the West Highlands Good Samaritans Centre on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the age of 93 years. At Betty’s request, a private family graveside will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

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GLINES

Reece L Glines, loving husband, father and grandfather passes away peacefully, Monday, May 23, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada after a short illness. Reece was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on November 9, 1930. He was the son of Basil Zoram and Grace Lamb Glines. Reece graduated from Cardston High School in 1949, Brigham Young University in 1957 with degrees in Chemistry and Chemical engineering, and obtained a masters degree in Plant Engineering form Utah State University in 1973. Reece was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served a 28-month proselyting mission to New Zealand as a young man, service missions as a construction facilitator on the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple and the Montreal Quebec Temple. He was ordained a High Priest on May 12, 1963 and held varied callings throughout his life. He loved his calling as Regional Church History Representative allowing him to interview members and preserve their personal histories. Reece worked at several jobs in his career including 22 years at Hercules Chemical Company as a plant engineer and 5 years in the Southern States region office and International Building Department for the LDS Church with assignment around the world. He retired early in 1991. Reece married Luzon Bringhurst on September 17, 1955. They are the parents of six children, living most of their marriage in American Fork, Utah and Toquerville, Utah. They later divorced. Reece married Rea Skelton on September 27, 2014, residing in Lethbridge, Alberta. Rea has four grown children and one deceased daughter. Reece loved to build things, was very handy, and could fix most anything. He was a great mentor and teacher, passing on his skills to children, grandchildren, and friends. He loved playing the organ, a good road trip, dancing, visiting with friends, and being with family. Reece is survived by his wife Rea, his six children: DeVerl and Jayne Glines, Erlene and Craig Skinn, Brett and Leanne Glines, Jeralee and Lee Rawlings, Andrea and Bruce Summerhays, Kendall and Tiffany Glines. Rea’s children: Juanita Gregson (deceased), Warren Gregson, Jim and Shawna Gregson, Greg and Nichole Skelton, Julia and Kyle Jarrett. Together Reece and Rea have 32 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, May 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the Church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE WEST STAKE CENTRE, 560 Highlands Blvd. West, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.


SMALL EYES

It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, FRANCIS SMALL EYES on May 22, 2016. He was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on August 29, 1941. The first years of his life he resided at the north end of the Blood Reserve near the old mission Indian Residential School. His parents relocated to the Moccasin Flats area and then moved across Lee Creek to the East side of the Blood Reserve where he resided until his passing.

Francis is survived by his brother Frank Small Eyes; sister Delphine Small Eyes; children Jason Crow, Frances (William) Many Bears, Misty Small Eyes, Duane Small Eyes, John Crazy Bull, Karen (Pat) Eagle Tail Feathers, Cory Bad Man; grandchildren – Lyndon, Jen, Ryan, Terranc, Ellianna, Tucker, Nikki, Patricia, Shelby, Danielle, Bob, Brooker, Jada, Mathew and Tanisha; 8 great-grandchildren, special nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.

He was predeceased by his parents: George Sr. & Rosie Small Eyes; siblings Beatrice (Joe) Shouting, Alfreda (Adam) Delaney, Molly, Teresa, Sam (Debi) Small Eyes, Charlie (Irene), Thomas, Herbert (Louis) Bull Shields; step-son Delbert Young Pine; Mildred Bad Man.

A Wake Service will be held on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Moses Lake Gym, Blood Reserve. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Blood Reserve. Interment in the Family Cemetery.

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


SOMMERFELDT

WINSLOW B. SOMMERFELDT born January 16, 1923 in Taylorville AB, passed away peacefully May 22, 2016 in Cardston AB. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 72 years Reita Winnona Newton Sommerfeldt. His five son’s and their families Will (Karen) Sommerfeldt of Draper Utah, Ron (Jesse) Sommerfeldt of Lethbridge, Doug (Sharon) Sommerfeldt of Fort MacLeod, Boyd (Carol) Sommerfeldt of Calgary, and Ken (Wendy) Sommerfeldt of Cardston; 19 grand children, 90 Great Grand children, and 1 Great Great grandson. Brothers; Rex (Rhea), Mark (Jane) Ted (Carole) and Glen (Jeanette) Sommerfeldt and sisters Veda Jensen (Jens), Velma Maslic, Norma (Bert) Wiley, and Pearl (Ed) deJong. He is predeceased by one daughter in law, Marya Cook Sommerfeldt, one brother Aaron Sommerfeldt. And his parents, Bruno and Sarah Nelson Sommerfeldt.

Winslow was the oldest of 12 children in a large immigrant family from Germany. He received all of his formal education in the one room Rynard School in the Whiskey Gap area. Like many in his generation, the family farm during the depression was filled with long days of hard manual labor. Hard work is what defined Winslow throughout his life. The Sommerfeldt’s had a successful family farming operation and were builders of the rural communities in their area. Winslow met the love of his life at a dance in Cardston and on October 12, 1944 married Reita Winona Newton of Cardston in the Alberta Temple. From that day forward, they toiled together on the farm until 1955 when the farm was traded for a Chev Olds dealership in Cardston called Central Service. In a few years Reita became the book keeper for the business and they worked together every day. Winslow and Reita were beautiful dancers and enjoyed sharing this talent everywhere they went. In 1969, they moved the family to Nelson BC and operated a GM dealership there called Winslow Motors.

After a few years there, they moved to Lethbridge before returning to Cardston where they continued working in Central Service until their retirement in 1987. Favorite activities included: Dancing, Boating and swimming at Echo Lake, gardening, and working… Winslow has always been an active member of the LDS church and has served in leadership positions including two terms as Branch President, a counselor in a Bishopric, and numerous other ward callings. Winslow and Reita served 20 years as Temple Ordinance workers in the Cardston Alberta Temple, and 2 full time LDS missions in the Family History Center in Salt Lake City and in the Church Education System in Western Samoa.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Centre, (Waterton Highway), Cardston on Saturday, May 28th at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.

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


VAN ESVELD

KEN VAN ESVELD, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at the age of 55 years.

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VIVIAN KNOX Feb 22, 1917 – May 17, 2016

Celebration of Life Friday, June 3rd at The Seniors Center downtown at 3:00 pm.


Wayne May

1950 – 2016

Mr. Wayne May of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gerda May, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 65 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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


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