October 30th, 2020

FRIDAY, September 2, 2016


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 2, 2016.

BASTIAN

Melanie Laycock Bastian of Orem, Utah, passed away at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, August 29, 2016. She is survived by her father Hugh Laycock, sons Rick, Darren, Jeff, Robbie and their families, brothers Bill, Brent, Kim Laycock and sister Roxanne Bingham. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Orem, Utah.

A full obituary can be found at starksfuneral.com


BESTER

JOHN PAUL BESTER, passed away peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital, B.C., on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 38 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Donald Frank Calder

1929 – 2016

In loving memory of Donald Frank Calder, beloved husband of the late Margaret Calder, father of Michael (Maureen) Calder, Gaye (Lindy) Ruff, Karen Calder, Liana (Jeffery) Bye and grandfather of Cassandra and Scott Calder, Brett, Eryn, Brian and Madeleine Ruff, Justin and Jordan Bye.

Don was born September 17, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta to Frank and Verna Calder. He moved with his parents to Lethbridge, Alberta at a young age, attending public school and graduating from LCI. He then spent a year at Pickering College in Ontario, then onto Ryerson Institute of Technology in Toronto, graduating with a degree in Retail Merchandizing. It was there that he met and married the love of his life the former Margaret Farr, on April 2nd, 1955. Don worked for his father Frank, at his Lethbridge Ford Dealership before opening Don Calder Interiors, a fine furniture store that thrived for almost 30 years. His greatest enjoyments in life were spending time with his family in Toronto, Buffalo, Calgary and Montana, and travelling with Marg to many different countries.

Don was involved in many community organizations, including the Kinsmen and Gyro Clubs, the Shriners Club and the Lethbridge Curling Club. He also enjoyed golfing with his good friends at the Lethbridge Country Club and always took the time to talk to everyone he met, making them all feel special.

A Private Family service was held.

Family and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Don’s Life at THE COAST HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive S, in the Continental Ballroom from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and N.W. Territories, High Park Corner, 14925 – 111th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 2P6 or online, because we need to understand this disease better.

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


ELKJAER

July 30, 1920 – August 20, 2016

KAJ MARTIN ELKJAER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at the age of 96

years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ketty of 73 years in 2015.

Kaj is survived by Liss (Don) Kundich, Kurt (Thelma) Elkjaer, Karin (Don) Fung, Linda (Bob) Copeland, Peter (Janet) Elkjaer, Sonja Elkjar, Darren (Carie) Elkjaer; grandchildren Robert, Marty, Monique, Shane, Stacey, Martin, Kathleen, Michael (deceased), Nigel, Justin, Ryan, Kerri, Scott, Tamara, Krista, Taylor, David, Jennifer, Daniel, Cayla and many great and great great-grandchildren.

Kaj and Ketty met while he was working on a neighbouring farm and their love story began. They married in May 1941 and emigrated from Denmark to Alberta in 1950, settling in Coutts in 1953. Shortly thereafter, they started a successful poultry farm. Mom and Dad were forerunners in organic husbandry. They received a commendation from the provincial and federal government for their consistent high quality of poultry. Dad loved to work. All who knew Kaj recognized his tenacity, work ethic, integrity and willingness to tackle any obstacle.

In 1967, Dad sold his farm and moved his family to Lethbridge. In 1968 and over the next 25 years, Mom and Dad opened their hearts and home to many special needs foster children. During that time, Dad enjoyed fishing, camping and travelling. Dad’s special joy was landscaping and keeping his yard pristine and a beauty to behold. Mom and Dad were pleased to receive “Yard of the Year” award, which was presented by Communities in Bloom.

In later years, Kaj and Ketty enjoyed walking their beloved dogs around Henderson Park, where on their way home had a special bench where they rested before continuing their journey. “The Last Stop Before Home”. We are grateful that the bench where they sat has been memorialized in their honour.

Dad has requested no funeral. So friends, when you are out walking, sit on their bench and behold the beauty before you. Over the years, Mom and Dad treasured their special friendships that lasted their lifetime.

Dad, the journey has been long but now the two of you are together again in your eternal home with our Lord.

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


HIRSCHE

The family of Twyla Arvilla Hirsche is sad to announce that she passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Twyla was predeceased by her husband Jay Hirsche, her parents Harold and Ivy Nilsson, her sisters Grace (Boyd) Nelson, Jean (Frank) Bach and Carolyn Nilsson, a nephew Tom Nelson, niece Wendy Jackman, great nephews Todd Nelson and Shawn Davidson as well as by a great niece Jamie Riley. Twyla was raised and received her education in Stirling. She moved to Lethbridge where she had a day care. She loved the children and they loved her. In 1959, She married Jay Hirsche. They spent most of their married years together in Rimbey where they purchased some land. Twyla loved the farm. While in Rimbey, she made many lasting friendships. She was a genuine friend and gave service to all. After Jay passed away in 2006, she moved to Lethbridge. Here she developed more lasting friendships. Twyla was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Primary, Sunday School and Young Womens. She is survived by her nephews Richard (Anne) Nelson, David (Marlene) Nelson and Guy (Trish) Hirsche and by nieces Cheryl (Clark) Finley, Lorie (Duane) Davidson, Melanie (Dan) Yontz and many great and great great nephews and nieces who loved her. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and friends. At Twyla’s request, the family will be having a private family graveside service in Stirling.


KRAMPL

WILLIAM “BILL” VICTOR KRAMPL, beloved husband of Joanne Krampl, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB., on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


KUBIK

ED KUBIK, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Lethbridge Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend Glenda Wert officiating. Cremation with a private interment will be held at a later date.

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


Mary Eva Link

1938 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Eva Link of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Albert Link, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 78 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Mary Heidebrecht

1928 – 2016

Mrs. Mary Magdalene Heidebrecht, beloved wife of Rudy Heidebrecht, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the age 87 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 18th St, Coaldale, AB. A Graveside Service will be held at 9:45am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

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


MILLER

CHRISTINA MILLER, beloved wife of the late Leo Miller, passed away at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Mr. Jacob Thiessen

1922 – 2016

With deep gratitude for a long life well lived, the family of Jacob, announce his sudden passing, August 30, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Dad was born in Orenburg, Russia February 9, 1922 and moved to Canada, arriving in southern Manitoba in 1926. His family moved to Coaldale, Alberta in the spring of 1935. Providing for his family, reading his bible, prayer, and serving others were his life’s priorities. As a young man during World War II, he served Canada as a conscientious objector in forestry camps on Vancouver Island and in the Peace Country. He married his beloved Mary August 19, 1945 and raised a family of ten children on the family farm. David (Lue); Betty (Walter Loewen); Mary (Mark Thiessen Nation); Walter (Neva); Ed (Pat); Alvina (Bevin Buehler); Doreen; Weldon (Heather); Ernie; Richard (Vera). He is lovingly remembered by 44 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. There are 104 family members celebrating his life. Dad was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 69 year in 2014. His surviving siblings are his younger brother Ike Thiessen and his brother-in-law Peter Regier. Those near to dad have experienced his grace in their lives and his generosity of spirit lives on as a legacy in those influenced by him. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at the Sunny South Lodge for their service to both of our parents; we believe you have benefitted from their time with you as well. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, September 5, 2016, MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating. A private family interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery, Mennonite Section. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946-32 St. NE, Calgary, AB, T1Y 6J7.

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TOURGELIS, Katina (Kathy)

nee Efthimiou November 18, 1943 – August 28, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved wife, mother, sister and Yiayia, Katina passed away August 28, 2016 in Lethbridge, Alberta after a lengthy illness. Prayer Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW) on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent SW) on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. Graveside service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Katina’s family through http://www.evanjstrong.com

Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403-265-1199)


Victor Quon

1927 – 2016

Victor Fee Quon of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Anne Wai Kuen Quon, passed away peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit – St Michaels Health Centre in Lethbridge, Monday August 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at 6:00pm on Friday, September 2, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT, 103 7 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

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