October 20th, 2020

MONDAY, January 23, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 23, 2017.

BECKER

With deep sadness we hereby give notice that the Lord has taken away JACOB BECKER at the age of 85 years. He passed away with his family at his side at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. (Psalm 121)

He is survived by Cornelia Becker and his 5 children and 13 grandchildren, Henk (Jorien) Jorinda, Hendrik (Erin) Paul of Coaldale; Ina (Gert Polet) of NL; Cora (Herman van Mechelen) Renske, Marije, Jasmijn of NL; Jan (Rita) Karina, Marcus of Leduc; Jaco (Sherry) Aidan Renner, Dedrick, Robert, Julia, Andrew of Welling.

He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters in the Netherlands. He is predeceased by his parents and one brother.

Jacob was born in Gouda, the Netherlands, and immigrated with his family in 1982 to Coaldale.

His background was in agriculture. Later in life it led to his enjoyment of gardening and the outdoors. His passion was spending time with his family and dogs, reading and doing puzzles. As family we admired his strength and determination. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge with Pastor E. Moerdijk officiating. Viewing and Condolences prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

Correspondence: Box 702, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M6 jorienbecker@gmail.com

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


Eugene Domagala

1921 – 2017

Mr. Eugene Domagala beloved husband of the late Mrs. Elfriede Domagala, passed away in Lethbridge on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 96 years.

Eugene was born on January 1, 1921 in Imbramowice Poland. In 1943 he went to Plochingen, Germany where he joined the American Army as a mechanic, it is here that he met and married Elfriede Matel in 1951. Later that year he immigrated to Canada to be followed by his wife in 1952. They settled in Lethbridge where they raised their seven children. Eugene retired from Safeway in 1986 after many years of service. Eugene enjoyed his retirement by gardening, reading, walking and spending time with his grandchildren.

Eugene is survived by his four children, Steve (Rita) Domagala, Tony (Dianne) Domagala, Rick (Brenda) Domagala and Eugene Domagala; sons-in-law Eugene Wilamowicz and Gary Vredegoor; seven grandchildren Chris Vredegoor (Cassandra Duncan), Lisa Michael (Allan Dumont), Sebastian Wilamowicz (Arlene Mencedez Candog), Nicole Domagala (Geoff Pries), Jessica Domagala, Craig Domagala (Lisa Barnett), Cory Domagala and one great grandson TristanWatson all of Lethbridge.

Eugene was predeceased by his loving wife Elfriede, son Stanley Domagala in 1973; his daughter Monica Wilamowicz in 1986; his loving wife Elfriede Domagala in 2011 and his daughter Mary Vredegoor in 2012. He is also predeceased by his parents, brothers and a nephew in Poland.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Lukas Drapal, celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7.

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


Robert Elliott

1922 – 2017

Mr. Robert Elliott of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gladys Elliott, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Alvin Grohs

1933 – 2016

Mr. Alvin Grohs of Calgary, beloved husband of Mrs. Claudia Grohs and loving father of Mrs. Angela Grohs Munghen, passed away peacefully at the AgeCare Facility in Calgary on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

He resided in Lethbridge and then Calgary with his beloved wife Mrs. Claudia Grohs.

Alvin was born on July 16, 1933 and raised in the Lethbridge area. Alvin was mainly in the farming and trucking business in Alberta and Ontario. He was a Godly man with good Bible training. He was in partnership with many large ministries; missioned and volunteered with many Christian organizations as well. Alvin loved to travel and had a passion for automobiles. He was very kind and a gracious family man.

Besides his lovely wife Claudia, Alvin is survived by his loving only daughter Mrs. Angela Grohs (Stewart) Munghen; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families; and many relations in Canada, USA, Germany, Brazil and the Philippines.

He was greatly loved and will forever be in our hearts.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, January 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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


HORGUS

LORNE HORGUS, beloved husband of Elane Horgus of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at the age of 90 years.

Visitation will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street Milk River, on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 7:00P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Friday, January 27th at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Keith Dangerfield officiating.

Interment will follow in the Milk River Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Irwin McNeely

1916 – 2017

Mr. Irwin McNeely of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the age of 100 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, January 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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


MACKAY

MARGARET JOYCE “PEGGY” MACKAY, beloved wife of the late Donald MacKay, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SPEAR CHIEF

MELISSA SPEAR CHIEF passed away in Lethbridge on January 16th, 2017 at the age of 31 years.

A Wake Service will be at STREETS ALIVE, LETHBRIGE on Thursday, Jan. 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m continuing at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, Jan. 27h at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


STEVENS

On January 19, 2017, LYNN STEVENS passed away at the age of 66 after a long and valiant battle with a degenerative illness. Lynn’s perseverance continues to serve as an example to her friends and family.

Lynn was the devoted daughter of Evelyn and Donald, the caring older sister of Wesley, Louise, Brian, and Cameron, and the patient mother of Colin and Graham. She was also a friend, confidant, and mentor to innumerous others.

Lynn obtained her degree in Fine Art from the University of Windsor and followed in her father’s footsteps as a graphic designer in Southern Alberta. Throughout her life, Lynn continued to create art using various mediums and was a member of the Lethbridge Textile Guild. Lynn enjoyed the company of friends and fellow parishioners at Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church and regularly volunteered at her church. Through her endeavors, Lynn helped her adopted home develop into the thriving community it is today.

A Funeral Service will be held in honour of Lynn at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411-11th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating.

Donations in memory of Lynn may be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank, 1016-2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Irene Thompson

November 27, 1928

– January 18, 2017

With broken hearts and great sorrow we say farewell to our amazing Mom and Grandmother, Irene Thompson. Mom began her next journey peacefully on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Our Rene’s love for family defies description and is her greatest legacy. Her mischievous spirit and indomitable strength are her hallmarks.

Mom was born on November 27, 1928 in Foremost, Alberta, where she and her twin brother Henry and sister Denie were born and raised. On March 14, 1952, Mom and Dad married, sharing 50 wonderful years of love and friendship.

Mom was an active member of the Women’s Circle, Foremost Curling Club, and the Foremost United Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was the catcher for the ladies fastball team and when she returned to fastball in 1968 with the Taber Royals, she brought her trusty old pancake glove out of retirement and continued to play until she was 53. Mom served as the President of the Lethbridge Curling Club from 1973-1974 and the Lethbridge Ladies Fastball Association in 1979.

Mom and Dad farmed north of Foremost until they moved to Lethbridge in 1961 with daughters Margaret (Maggie) and Heather. Son John joined the family in 1962 and completed our inseparable clan. We enjoyed many adventures exploring Southern Alberta, Northern Montana, and B.C.- adventures that continued with son-in-law Bob and grandsons Patrick and James. In our Rene’s later years, she continued to love her road trips with no destination in mind, just “to see what we could see”.

Rene is survived by her children Maggie (Bob) Belisle, Heather (Don) Donison, John (Heather) Thompson; her grandchildren and great- grandchildren Pat (Jaelyn) Belisle, James (Mindy) Belisle and daughter Lia, Angela Donison (Ralph) and daughter Taylor, Don Donison (Kristi) and sons Wesley and Walker, Melissa Szalynski (Rich) and son Cameron, Lindsay Bueckert (Nigel); by her twin brother Henry Huisman (Marie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Jack; her sister Denie Vandenberg and her parents Bert and Gerrit Dena Huisman.

Family is our Rene’s most valued treasure as she is ours. Her love and dedication to all of us was evident in all she did. We love you always and forever.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on Monday, January 23, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERIVEW CHAPEL. A private family internment will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.

Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Adaptacare Resident Recreation Fund care of Sharon Penton, 1821 13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB T1H 2V4 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4K7.

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


Mary Anne Vanderpyl

1956 – 2017

Mary Anne Vanderpyl (Smits) passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief illness on January 19, 2017 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. She was 60 years old.

Mary Anne is survived by Henry, her beloved husband of 39 ½ years, her six children and two grandchildren: Tim (Jodie) and their boys Grayson and Calder, David, Paul (Vickie), Daniel (Danika), Rebecca and Rachel. She is also survived by her two brothers Arie (Donna) Smits and Peter Smits. She is predeceased by her parents, Jan and Johanna Smits.

Mary Anne was born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1956. She married Henry in 1977 and they were about to celebrate 40 years of a wonderful marriage on April 30th.

Mary Anne was a faithful Christian and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her circle of friends is too large to count, and she always found joy in making connections with people. She had a naturally hospitable heart and enjoyed opening her home for hours of conversation with friends and family. She spent many hours creating family trees and passionate about preserving family history. She was a homeschooling pioneer in Southern Alberta and was an integral part of building a social network of homeschoolers in and around Lethbridge.

Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. Mary Anne has left us with so many memories and life lessons for her family and friends. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at a viewing on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:00pm at VICTORY CHURCH, 1.6 KM East of Lethbridge on Hwy #3, Lethbridge with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend. The burial service will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm at Horn Hill Cemetery near Penhold, Alberta (1.5km East of Hwy 2 on Hwy 42). Reception to follow in Red Deer. All are welcome to attend.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Jack Schmidt
1927 – 2017
Jacob Carl Schmidt, beloved husband of the late Nora Schmidt, passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, January 26, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Henk Kuizenga
1934 – 2017
Hendrik Kuizenga, beloved husband of Rose Kuizenga, passed away in Taber on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 82 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.


 

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