October 23rd, 2020

WEDNESDAY, August 3, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 3, 2016.

ANGUS DUNCAN December 6, 1928 – July 28, 2016

ANGUS “AGGIE” THOMAS DUNCAN, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mildred Duncan, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 87. He is survived by daughter Janice Duncan and sons Warren and Brian Duncan; grandchildren Bryce, Kyle and Keri Duncan; brother John Morgan his children Ryan (Mandy) and Ashley Morgan; good friend Neville (Adele) Downs; and his beloved feline companion Miss Kitty. Angus was predeceased by his wife Mildred; sister-in-law Donna Morgan; mother Ann Morgan and step-father Fred Morgan, as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Angus grew up in Hardieville, but eventually made his way to Foremost where he met the love of his life Mildred Hansen. After they were married they farmed for a time S.E. of Foremost. When farming turned out to be unprofitable Angus sold the farm and took a job with United Grain Growers (UGG) as a grain buyer in 1964, and stayed with the company until he retired in 1991. Working for UGG took him to Taber, Jefferson and Lomond. When he retired mom and dad bought a house and moved to Lethbridge. Dad loved fishing, listening to the bagpipes, going to Waterton, and tending to his yard and garden – especially his roses, gladiolas and tomatoes. Dad had a very soft spot for animals as was evident by all of the pets we had over the years. He also was a long time season ticket holder of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, loved the Edmonton Oilers and rodeos. The family would like to thank Dr. Li; Dr. Narula and the wonderful nurses in 4B who took excellent care of dad. Keep your powder dry dad! At Angus’ request there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Angus’ memory may be made to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920-16 Ave. North, Lethbridge, AB, or to a charity of one’s choice.


BOLOKOSKI

It is with sadness and gentle relief, that we announce the passing of BRYAN NICHOLAS BOLOKOSKI, beloved husband of Elaine, on Thursday, July 28, 2016, after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Lethbridge on November 2, 1948 and lived on the family farm, east of Warner until completion of high school. Bryan attended LCC and spent his life in retail; with Woolco, Eldorado RV, Glidden Paints and Field of RV Dreams.

Besides his loving wife, Elaine, Bryan leaves to cherish his memory his son Drew (Kelsi) of Osoyoos, BC, his daughter Dee (Ed de Bruin), his precious grandson, Grayson Nicholas and his much anticipated second grandchild due in October, his sister, Beverley (Richard) Dunn, sister-in-law, Truus Bolokoski, his aunt Elsie Nygaard, all the special in-laws from Elaine’s family and many nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends.

Bryan was predeceased by his parents, John and Anne and his dear brother Marvin, as well as grandparents, and many aunts and uncles. Bryan loved sports. He participated in school and community sports through school. He was an avid golf enthusiast. As a family, we camped, fished, jeeped, skied and golfed. He was active in Drew’s sports as a coach, team rep and whatever was needed. Bryan was a die-hard Hurricanes and Calgary Flames fan. Bryan was hardworking and would do anything for anybody. He was talented and his handiwork can be seen in the homes of many family members. He was happiest when he had a project underway. Our family home and yard were always well maintained. Bryan had a passion for his roses, which were enjoyed by so many and a stunning sight to see.

A Memorial Service to honor, celebrate and remember Bryan will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

Memorial tributes may be made in Bryan’s name to Pancreatic Cancer, c/o Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 2M7 or to the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 1400 – 9 Avenue S, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4V5.

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


EISLER

THERESA EISLER, beloved wife of Zigi Eisler of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 80 years. She is the loving mother of Darlene Lagace and Anita (Dave) Field. She leaves behind grandchildren: Danielle (JP) Tone, Andrew (Brittany Gunderson) Field, Allise (Anthony) Field-Macpherson, all of Lethbridge, and Breonna and Madison Sikking of Calgary; great grandchildren: Ryan, Charlie, and Emmerson Tone. Terry is also survived by her brother Leon Blazejak of Lethbridge. Terry is predeceased by her daughter Adele Sikking, her parents Andrew and Rose Blazejak, brother Mario Blazejak of Lethbridge, and infant twins. Terry immigrated from Poland after WWII at the age of 14. She resided in the Raymond area, where she met the love of her life Zigi. They were blessed with 62 wonderful years together. Terry had a heart of gold and was a genuine, kind and loving person. Her passions in life were her family, animals, garden and flowers. She also loved her holidays to Vegas with her family. Terry was a hard-working individual, working at the Lethbridge College until her passing. A private family service will be held.


Elizabeth Claire Telke

1966 – 2016

Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep in Lethbridge, AB on July 31, 2016. She left behind family and friends who are beyond sad at the hole left in their lives. Elizabeth grew up in Cranbrook. In 1992 she graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree (distinction) from the University of Lethbridge. There she met the love of her life, Dwight Telke. They married in 1993 and were blessed with two fantastic sons, Nathan (18) and Aaron (16). Family truly was the most important thing in Elizabeth’s life. Elizabeth was a gentle, compassionate person, with a quiet determination. She coupled this with a quick witted sense of humour – we will all miss her peals of laughter. In addition to Dwight and her sons, she is survived by her father Peter Ford of Cranbrook, siblings Kathryn (Garth), Simon (Deanna), and Martin, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Lynn Ford, in 2012. A Visitation will be held from 7:00pm – 9pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 5, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Humane Society of Canada, 120 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 4K2 or to Epilepsy Canada, 4950 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6K1.

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HOLTHE November 6, 1932-July 31, 2016

ALLEN CLARENCE HOLTHE, beloved husband of Marie Holthe passed away early Sunday morning, July 31, 2016 at the age of 83. Allen was born and raised in Turin, Alberta. The eldest child of Clarence and Helen (Bjornson ) Holthe, Allen chose to live and raise his own family in the community of Turin. He married Marie Wright on November 25, 1960 and they worked hard together farming, gardening, and raising a variety of livestock. Allen and Marie had six children who were taught from an early age the importance of hard work and personal responsibility. A hard worker to the day he died, Dad was getting ready to go “do chores” on Friday morning when he suffered a stroke. It is with sadness but satisfaction that his family notes he was able to leave this life as he always said he would – “with his boots on.” Allen leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Marie and six children: Lorri (Wallace) Smart, Clancy (Cynthia) Holthe, Penni Kiss, Wendi (Greg) Smart, Virginia Holthe and Dorthea (Duane) Mills. Allen found extreme joy in his posterity and was delighted to be grandfather to 19 grandchildren and most recently, 8 great grand children: Diana (Grayson) Michel and Logan, Angela (Dylan) Morgan and Kara and Eero, Sara (Ben) Toone and Jane, Jordan (Sara) Smart and Jacob and Benjamin, Katie (Nathan) Koegler and Henry, Damaris Holthe, Melodie (Travis) Babb, Curtis Holthe, Calvin Holthe, Devanie Kiss, Bradley Kiss, Douglas (Clarissa) Kiss and Emmitt, Jeffrey Kiss, Micaela Kiss, Alexis Smart, Jessica Smart, Kaitlyn Mills, Chelsey Mills, and his little buddy, Christopher Mills. Grandpa was also looking forward to the birth of two more great grandchildren this fall. Farming was Allen’s chosen profession. He proudly proclaimed that he got his first CWB card at the age of 14 and was actively involved in many farm related organizations; the UFA, UGG, sugar beet board, etc. He was a 4-H leader for many years. He was inclusive believing that every kid deserved a chance to have some form of success. His market garden was well known throughout southern Alberta and his children grew up gardening and marketing tons of corn and cucumbers. Although Allen had very little opportunity for formal education, he was committed to educating his children. Attending school was never optional and he was very proud of the academic successes of his children and grandchildren. Dad was a prolific reader and if he wasn’t working, he was reading. Throughout his life, Dad took college and continuing education courses. He believed in contributing to the community and encouraged political awareness in his family. He never missed a chance to exercise his right to vote and expected nothing less from his family. Allen was a man of faith his entire life and embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ on his own terms. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was pleased to see his children and grandchildren living respectable lives, noting often that it was a blessing to be the father of “good kids.” Allen was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Helen Holthe and his brother Charles Holthe. He leaves behind his brother Larry Holthe, sister, Shirley Oseen and sister-in-law Gracemary Holthe, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and in-laws. He found comfort in knowing that “families are forever” and anticipated the promised reunion with pleasure. Visitation will be held at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home (703-13 Street North, Lethbridge) from 7-9 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Interment will take place at the Magrath Cemetery (south of Magrath, AB on highway 62) on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11am. The funeral will follow at 2 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Picture Butte, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Allen’s name to the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, RR1, Westerose, AB, T0C 2V0.


Joanne Cutforth

1933 – 2016

Mrs. Joanne Cutforth of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Harold Cutforth, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Ronald Walter Keer

1930 – 2016

Ronald Walter Keer, beloved husband of Margaret, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the age of 85 years. Besides his loving wife Margaret, of 59 years, Ron will be lovingly remembered by his children Valerie (Cam), Linda (Terry), Tim (Denise) and Mike (Sheila). Ron and Margaret were blessed with 8 grandchildren; Jamie, Tracy (Mat), Trevor, Tyler, Daniel, Andre, Reanne and Kendra as well as 3 great grandchildren Samantha, Xander and Michael. Ron was predeceased by his parents Anne and Clarence and his sister Velma. Ron was born in 1930 to Clarence and Anne Keer and was raised in Southern Alberta. He joined the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment and went to Fort Know Texas to receive training for the tank brigade. Ron spent three years in the military and later devoted his spare time to the Legion, especially the fish pond. He went to SAIT and received his journeyman certificates in auto mechanics and auto body technician. He was well known for repairing vehicles for various garages in Pincher Creek. A Memorial Service for Ron will be held at the Bobby Burns Fish Park, Pincher Creek on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:00pm. Memorial Donations in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Bobby Burns Fish Park, C/O The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 (Box 131, Pincher Creek, T0K 1W0).


Keith Snyder

1938 – 2016

Mr. Keith Snyder of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Femmy Snyder, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Keith was born in the Netherlands on September 2, 1938. He married Femmy Van Dyk on July 28, 1967. He was the loving father of Janet, Marlene and Dwayne. Besides his loving wife Femmy, Keith is survived by his two daughters Janet Snyder & Marlene Snyder, and his son Dwayne Snyder, all of Lethbridge, AB. He is also survived by his brother Bob Snyder of Brooks, AB; sister-in-law Tina (Brian) Hull of Orangeville, ON; brother-in-law Bob (Faye) Van Dyk of Sarnia, ON and sister-in-law Nellie DeVries of Brampton, ON. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents Jan and Minke Snyder, and his brother Eddy DeVries. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Andrew Joosse, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the MS Society, 724 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T1

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Noel Doran

1941 – 2016

Mr. Noel Doran of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lavona Doran, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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VANSPRONSEN,

HENDRIK ADRIAAN:

SOLI DEO GLORIA

Nov 29, 1933 – July 30, 2016

Our LORD and Saviour took unto Himself His child, Henry VanSpronsen, while surrounded by his loving wife and family on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Beloved husband of Jennie (Leibel) for almost 25 years. Dearly loved by his children Annette and Onno Sikkema, Maurice and Lorraine VanSpronsen, Derek and Carolyn VanSpronsen, and step children Wanda Howkins, and Darryl Hoyer. Cherished Grandpa of 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Alice and Hank Tams, Bill† and Ieke, Peter† (Coba†) and Sadie, Kees and Joanne, Joe and Diet, Bernhard†, Hilda (Jake†) and Lloyd Bredenhof, Ria and Case VanVliet. Predeceased by his first wife Attie Dral (1988), brothers Bernhard, Peter, and Bill, grandson Daniel (2007), and two great grandsons. Henry will also be missed by many nephews, nieces and friends. Visitation will be at Vineyard Canadian Reformed Church, 4628 John Street, Beamsville, Ontario on Wednesday, August 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral service will be on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Smithville, Ontario. Luncheon at Vineyard Church. If desired, memorial donations to Anchor Association can be made through Merritt Funeral Home (905) 957-7031 or merritt-fh.com

Henry impressed this scripture on his family:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding…Prov.3:5,6


Harry Nelis
1925 – 2016
Harry Jan Nelis, beloved husband of the late Helena “Lena” Nelis of Hays, passed away peacefully in Taber on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 324 – 2 Avenue North, Vauxhall on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Hays Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Harry’s name may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Nick Kuipers
1926 – 2016
Liekele “Nick” Kuipers, beloved husband of the late Jannigje “Janny” Kuipers, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 – 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Nick is survived by his five children Gerrit (Kathy) Kuipers of Vauxhall and their children Chris (Brandi) Kuipers (children Logan and Dylan) and Katherine (Shawn) Risling (children Cody, Mackenzie, Tristan and Tyler); Jenny (Eric) Bowman of Taber and their children Jody (Lee) Reid (children Torey, Carsen and Madison) and Tara (Bryce) Bullock (children Brooklyn, Tanner and Trent); Betty (John) Jensma of Vauxhall and their children Janna (Ryan) VanHal (children Brynlee and Cason) and Kaley (Andy) Plouffe (son Ryker); Tina (Henry) Tolsma of Vauxhall and their children Jason (Ashley) Tolsma (children Joshua, Cheyanne and Aiden), Jen (Brent) Hopf (children Parker, Haylie and Bryer) and Janice (Shane) Morton (children Rayce and Ryder); Terry Kuipers of Vauxhall and his children Jordan and Kianna and also by two sisters and a brother in The Netherlands.
He was predeceased by his wife Jannigje “Janny” Kuipers, parents Jacob and Jantje Kuipers and two sisters in The Netherlands.
Nick was born July 19, 1926 in Opende, Gronigen, The Netherlands. He served in the Army in Indonesia and came to Canada in the early 1950’s. Nick returned to Holland to marry Janny Van Halen on February 26, 1954 and they both immigrated to Canada later that year. After living and working in a sawmill in Burmis, they moved to Vauxhall where he was employed with the PFRA for a number of years. He then pursued farming which he did for many years.
Nick was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church, Vauxhall Senior Citizens, Vauxhall Food Bank and the Vauxhall Cemetery Society. He served on the REA Board for many years and received a plaque in recognition of his contribution. He also received a plaque from the Sugar Beet Growers for twenty five years. He loved making his rounds at the Taber Hospital visiting the sick and visiting with the residents at Clearview Lodge. Nick adored his grandkids and great grandkids. We were blessed to be able to celebrate his ninetieth birthday in July of this year. He will be lovingly remembered.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nick’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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