January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, August 20, 2016

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 22, 2016.


1986 – 2016

NICOLE ROSA LEE COOK, beloved daughter of Judy and Cyril Cook, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at the age of 30 years.

An Interment Service will be held at ROYAL VIEW MEMORIAL CEMETERY – 5310 13 St N, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Glenda Wert officiating.

In memory of Nicole, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.ca

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


Henry Donald Louey, aged 82, passed away peacefully at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on June 14, 2016. Henry was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta on March 3, 1934 and is survived by sisters Betty Illingworth (Brian), Lethbridge, Irene Gareau, Fernie, B.C., Laura Clay, Claresholm, brother Bobby (Susan), Lethbridge, sister-in-law Truda, Pincher Creek as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Henry was predeceased by his parents Chow Louey and Lee Ying who for many years were well known partners in the City Cafe in Pincher Creek; sisters Annie Louey and Margaret Handford; brothers Harry and Harvey, brothers-in-law Robert Gareau, Harry Clay, Gilbert Handford; great-niece Keeley Clay and great-nephew Leroy Handford. While attending school in Pincher Creek, Henry was bestowed the prestigious Governor Generals Award and went on to study at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering. His working years took him to Kitimat, B.C., St. Catharines, ON and Palliser Distilleries in Lethbridge, AB. He travelled to many places but especially enjoyed spending time visiting and spoiling the children of his siblings, and even more so, the children of his nieces and nephews. Not only did he spoil the children, he doted on their many pets, dogs in particular. If you wish to share memories of Henry, please join us between 3PM and 4PM on 20 August at New Dynasty Restaurant, 103-7 Street South, Lethbridge.


In loving memory of DELPHINE HOLY SINGER, born January 21, 1960, who passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary on August 14, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

Delphine is survived by her daughter Marcia (Buddy) Healy; grandchildren Kaylub Day Chief, Sheldon Jr Wolf Child, J.T. Day Chief, Tyeera Day Chief, Kyra Holy Singer; sisters Christine Little Bear, Geraldine Across The Mountain, Mary Ann Holy Singer, Alvine (Lester) Low Horn, Ardith Wells, Shirley (Barnabas) Tallman; brothers Thomas (Roseline) Holy Singer, Alvin Wells; uncles Bernard (Agnes) Shouting, Marcel Shouting; aunties Beauty Wells & Harriot Wells. She will be missed by loved one including cousins, nieces and nephews.

Delphine was predeceased by her parents Art Wells & Bertha Holy Singer; son Sheldon Holy Singer; siblings Franklin & Josephine Hoof, Oliver Shouting, Bernadine Holy Singer; grandparents Ambrose & Maggie Shouting, James & Annie Wells.

A Wake Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, August 21st from 7:00 p.m. continuing all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the Moses Lake Community Hall on Monday, August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the Pioneer Cemetery.

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

Mr. Bernard “Bernie” Dick


1963 – 2016

Lethbridge, Alberta – Bernard Dick Hoogerdijk, born on November 30, 1963, passed on to Heavenly glory, on Monday, August 15, 2016. Bernie Hoogerdijk was called to his eternal home on Monday, August 15, 2016. He leaves behind his parents, Cornelis and Hermina (Breukelman) Hoogerdijk, Willy Hoogerdyk and Trish Wiersema, Ed Hoogerdyk and Alice (Bergsma) Hoogerdyk, Ron and Tamara (Wiersema) Hoogerdyk, John and Margaret (Kobes) Hoogerdijk, Ed and Margaret (Hoogerdyk) Tams, and many nephews, nieces and close friends. Bernie was born and raised in Lethbridge, AB and Taber, AB. He attended Coaldale Christian School in Coaldale, AB and W.R. Myers High School in Taber, AB. He spent the prime years of his life as a salesman at Harp Furniture in Taber, AB. Customers enjoyed his jovial character and often stated: “We want to deal with Bernie!” After his time in Taber, Bernie moved on to Coaldale, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and then back to Lethbridge. He took on a variety of jobs during this time. He last worked at the Lethbridge Food Market. It was a dream of his to be an architect. Although this dream was never realized, he did offer up some of his own drawings and concepts of churches and unique buildings. He enjoyed photography and took many beautiful pictures of spectacular landscapes and modern buildings. His leisure time was spent travelling to visit family in Manitoba, vacationing in the Maritimes, and walking around one of his favorite places, Waterton Lakes National park. Bernie was known for his unassuming character, loud and vibrant laughter, crazy stories, and his love to be around people. He was not shy. He would approach anyone and always had time to meet people for coffee at the local Tim’s. He had a rare penchant for the fine art of eating hot dogs. The Red Dog Diner in Lethbridge and Wieners of Waterton would have known him as a regular customer. During the latter part of his life emotional, physical and spiritual struggles took their toll on Bernie. His Lord and Saviour knew this. He laid Bernie down to rest in his residence in Lethbridge, AB. He wrapped his loving arms around him and said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He took Bernie to Heaven – his final move, his final residence, his eternal home.

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Avenue, North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rohan Crown officiating. A Private Family graveside service was held in the Royal View Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in Bernie’s honor may be made to the Lethbridge Streets Alive Mission, 316 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0A5.

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


MARY MADELINE KUBIK, beloved wife of the late Jerry Kubik Sr., of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Mike Cherniwchan

1930 – 2016

Mike Cherniwchan passed away on July 15, 2016 at the age of 86 years, beloved husband of Jean Cherniwchan.

Mike was born in Lethbridge and was raised on the farm on Broxburn Road. When he met his beloved wife Jean they married and lived on the farm and raised their 6 children. Mike worked for McNally Contracting, Tollestrup Construction and moved on to work for Everall Construction in Northern Alberta and ended up in Ft. McMurray where he worked as a plant Foreman for about 20 years until he retired in 1995.

Mike and Jean moved into town in 2002, enjoying his retirement, going camping, fishing and ice fishing. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family whether he was home or out camping.

Mike started his own business “Action Transport” in 2003 with his son Brian, which he enjoyed very much. This was one of his pride and joys! He enjoyed his clients and made many friends along the way.

Besides his loving wife Jean, Mike is survived by his children, Karen (Robert) Bobak, Sherry Timm, Linda (Ken) Terpstra, Brian (Jennie) Cherniwchan, Susan Cherniwchan and Joanne (Clark) Hiebert.

Mike had 12 Grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren, with 2 more on the way.

Mike was a happy and loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa and enjoyed seeing his grandchildren & great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mike was a committed member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #792 for 42 years and the Knights of Columbus Council #1490 for 10 1/2 years.

Mike was pre-deceased by his mother Anna, father Alexander and his step-father Bill Mykytiuk.

Please join us for a Celebration of Mike’s Life between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE, 1401 – 5th Ave N, Lethbridge, AB

Donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7, the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 2M7, or to Loyal Order of Moose #792 (for the children), 1401 – 5th Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0N1.


LEWIS MACLEOD MILLS passed away peacefully on August 13, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was born April 25, 1919 in Fort Macleod, Alberta to Joseph and Mary Mills. Further information can be found on Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home website. Diane Duffy and Faye McKenna (daughters) invite family and friends to drop in for a Come and Go Memorial Celebration of his life at the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Hall, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. We want to acknowledge the Lethbridge Family Services that came to the home to assist. His last morning was spent with one of his favourite care givers. To the many people who provided services that allowed Dad to stay in his home, especially Dr. Collin Walsh, Carol Hudson, Mary Gaye and the Veterans Independent Program, we appreciate you so very much as did our Dad. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to S.T.A.R.S, LSCO or the CNIB


JOAN VESTA MILTON, nee Carefoot, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

She was predeceased by her mother and father, Miriam and Claude Carefoot, brothers Keith and Jim and sister-in-law, Linda. Joan was the loving mother of Davin (Amber) of Calgary and is also survived by her sister-in-law, Terry Carefoot of Moose Jaw, several nieces and nephews and many cherished cousins.

As per Joan’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Joan and her family request your consideration of a donation to The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Banff, AB., T1L 1H5

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

Alfred Hirch
1926 – 2016
  Alfred Hirch beloved husband, father, opa and great opa left the struggles of this earth to his eternal rest and into the arms of  his Lord and Savior in the middle morning of Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the age of 90 years.
 The Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 4619 – 56 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
  Alfred is survived by his beloved wife Elizabeth, son Roy Hirch of Taber, daughter Brenda Renner of Lethbridge and son Mark (Gill) Hirch of Taber, in addition his much loved
grandchildren Dannielle (Jamie) Renner, Mackenzie (Chance) Jensen, Amanda Hirch, Kyler Hirch and Morgan Hirch; his truly beloved great granddaughter Harlynn, who shares the same birthday as Opa. He is also survived by his brothers Edmund (Ruby) and Reinhold (Lottie); sister Irma (Alan) Neufeld and his beloved kliene bruder Helmut as well as his cousins Inga and Waldemar. We apologize if we have left anyone out, but our Hirch clan is so large we have been called a tribe and our father truly loved you all his nieces, nephews and cousins.
  He was predeceased by his eltern Daniel and Olga, in-laws Jacob and Susanna Zottnick, sister Rose,  brother Otto, Tante Munda, sisters-in-law Lilly Hirch and Hanna Herman and by other
  Alfred was born in 1926 in Werben, Poland, into a devoted German Lutheran farming family that had lived in the German colonies of Volhynia, in the Ukraine for at least a hundred and fifty years. Our father was told that when his mother gave birth she shortly thereafter continued her work in the fields and that was the story of Alfred Hirch’s life hard work, struggle and trust in God on the farm. Adversity seemed to be his middle name and he met all with a quiet confidence even his last which he met on his own terms.
 Shortly after his birth his father took his family to the Polish Second Republic which had defeated the Red Army and ruled the Western Ukraine. The Second Republic had the greatest cultural mosaic of any country in Europe and the leader Josef Pilsudski was a Lutheran. The Hirch family prospered and our father grew up in an area near Kiev. In 1942 at the age of sixteen, he heard the patriotic call of his people and joined the Heer of the Werhrmact. Serving with distinction and rising through the ranks in a mere two years to unteofficier in an elite regiment and serving in the bloodiest campaigns in the east and west, most notably the attempted relief of Stalingrad and the battle of Aachen.
 Following the war the Hirch’s settled in Germany for a short time and in 1951 immigrated courtesy of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to their beloved Canada and Alberta. He met the love of his life Elizabeth, got married and for a short time farmed in Readymade, before moving to the farm south of Taber where he lived for the last sixty two years of his life. He was immensely proud of his three children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He set a fine example of hard work, thrift accountability and faith in God that will be hard to match.
 Papa wir liebe du and treasure your example, no one could have a better example as a German and Christian man and you will be sorely missed by your family and friends. May you have found the peace you need and deserved until we are with you again.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
Share this story:


Comments are closed.