January 22nd, 2021

THURSDAY, January 26, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 26, 2017.


VIOLET MAY ENGEN passed away at Lethbridge on Thursday, January 19th, 2017, after a valiant effort for life.

May was predeceased by her son, Darcy Engen, her first husband, Victor Engen, her partner of 30 plus years, Clayton Clarkson, her sister, Agnes Erickson (March 24, 2007).

May is survived by her son, Bradley (Linda) Engen of Calgary, as well as Clayton’s children Lionel, Bill, Darrell and Ken Clarkson; one sister, Margaret (Ted) Ziegler of Olds, Albert, grandchildren Joshua, Alicia and Cory; one great-grandchild, Jackson. May is also survived by her nieces, nephews, and by her best friend, June Hood.

May was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend to many people. She was a compassionate, thoughtful and honorable woman who loved her family. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humor will be carried on by those who knew and loved her.

Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date.

In memory of May, contributions can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3L7.

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July 3, 1933-January 24, 2017

Theodore (Ted, Moe) Elmer Haynes beloved husband of Sharon Frodsham of 59 years passed away peacefully on January 24th. His children Ted Jr. Haynes (deceased) (Laurie) of Bow Island, Randall Haynes (Lisa) of Magrath, and Sherri Swing (Mike) of Park City, UT. His siblings Vivian (Val) Little of St George, UT, Joyce (Keith) Densley of Mapleton, UT, Iris (David) Pauls of Taber, and Joan (deceased) (Leonard) Vaselenak of Coaldale. Ted and Sharon have 18 grandchildren (Todd and Levi Haynes) (deceased) and 11 great grandchildren

Ted was born in Taber, Alberta on July 3, 1933 to Theodore and Hazel Cook Haynes (deceased) and was the only boy of five children. Ted was raised and educated in Taber. He served an LDS mission in Australia where he was also able to proselyte by playing basketball for the “Mormon Yankees”. After he returned from his mission he married Sharon Frodsham from Cardston on August 14th, 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple. He then attended BYU where he graduated with honors with a Masters Degree in Education Administration. He started his teaching career at Provo High and then moved his family to Magrath where he taught high school and was Vice Principal for 27 years.

Ted was very active in his community serving as President of the Southern Alberta Athletic Association, various capacities in the ATA, active in local politics serving on town council and numerous committees. He participated in the campaigns of several federal and provincial officials.

Ted was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed playing, coaching, and supporting sports. He loved golf and was instrumental in the development of the Golf course in Magrath. He enjoyed many hours with his friends at the senior center.

He served in many LDS church capacities and has a strong testimony of Jesus Christ.

The Funeral service will be held at the Magrath Garden Place Church, 170 N Centre Street, on Saturday, January 28, at 2:00pm. Friends can meet with the family Friday from 7:00-8:00pm and Saturday from 12:45-1:45pm at the Magrath Garden Place Church. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

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JANET DOREEN BRADLEY of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late William Bradley passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

Maria Meyer

1951 – 2017

Mrs. Maria Meyer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Murray Meyer passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the age of 65 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Maria’s name may be made to the St. Michael’s P.A.R.P. department, 1400 9 Ave., S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5, or to the Red Cross (Equipment Loan Program) 335 Columbia Blvd., W., Lethbridge, AB, T1K 5Y8.

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


CHARLES NEIL MCKAY, beloved husband of Clara McKay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at the age of 93. The Funeral Service will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S, Lethbridge, on Saturday January 28th at 11:00am. Friends are invited to meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00–10:45am.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Skylar “Courtney” Lane Chell

June 5, 1983 – January 24, 2017

We’ve all written a few words that remind us of Courtney Momma – I love you to the moon and back. Dad – Courtney is the most incredible, compassionate, caring and giving soul…without regard for her own struggles. Her strength will be my guiding light until we meet again Darryl – My dearest Skylar, my promise to you is that your endless love, your amazing energy, and your sparkle in life will live on in mine and Kayla’s hearts and minds. Love you always. Nana & Poppa – Fly with the angels my love! TJ – The strongest angel I’ve ever known. Your courage was a beacon for us all. Love you forever. Colleen & Walter – Our lives are more enriched and better because of you. Brett- I woke up from a dead sleep for no reason right when you passed. I know you are with me still. Now we go forward together as one, forever protected by your big brother. Nona, Valerie & Danielle – Our hearts are heavy with sadness that you left us so young. You will never be forgotten. You are in good company now with those that have gone before you. We will miss you. Kelly – I love you more, always your sister.

Alex, Kira, McKenna – We love you lots, we will miss you terribly & we know you are in a better place.

A celebration of Courtney’s life will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Chell Farms, 92035 Highway 25 North of Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Windy City Canine Rescue 325, 880 Heritage Blvd W Lethbridge, AB T1K 7V5 or the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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

A Wake Service will be at STREETS ALIVE, LETHBRIDGE 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. 27th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


EVERETT “EV” TREMPNER, beloved husband of Constance “Connie” Trempner, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Besides his wife Connie, he is lovingly remembered by his four children; Kerry (Wayne) Brandt of Sherwood Park, AB and their children, Ashley (Jaimie) Poirier (Finley and Walker), and Shaun (Nicole) Brandt (Arlo and Etta); Corry (Dale) Belsher of Olds, AB and their children, Kailey, Cody, Troy and Cassidy; Darren (Dana Eliason) Trempner of Lethbridge, AB and his children, Madison and Zachary; Ryan (Sandra) Trempner of Lethbridge, AB and their children, Riley and Sydney; as well as his brother, Marvin (Maryann) Trempner.

Ev was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Lydia Trempner, brother, Gerald (Ardy) Trempner, father-in-law, Albert Mann, sister-in-law, Colleen Fotty and brother-in-law, Ed Siperko.

Ev was born in New Sarepta, AB in 1933 to Lydia and Leo Trempner, the second of three sons. He spent his early years as an agriculture mechanic and an auto body mechanic. Later he worked for J.I. Case, New Holland and eventually became store manager at New Holland, Edmonton. On December 17, 1960, Ev married Constance Mann and together, they began to raise their four children. In 1976, Ev moved his family to Lethbridge to pursue his dream of owning his own business, Evcon Farm Equipment, which is still in operation today.

Ev loved spending his time playing Oldtimer’s hockey, watching the “Canes” and could always be seen watching his grandkids at their various sporting activities. His teams were the Edmonton Oilers/Eskimos through and through.

He served on many agriculture boards but was especially proud of his 10 years on the Board of Directors of the Canada West Equipment Dealers Association. There he won their Merit Award as Dealer of the Year in 1995. Ev was also the dealer representative on the Alberta Government Farm Implement Board for many years, stepping aside at the age of 80 years. In all, he was active in the industry for over 60 years.

A day in his life involved him first, checking his stocks, then coffeeing with his buddies, working out at the “Y” and then golfing, when weather permitted. Ev was a car enthusiast and had many different cars throughout his life. He especially enjoyed taking his grandkids for a cruise.

Ev and Connie celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary in December. He loved his family more than anything and was so proud of our accomplishments.

“There are no good-byes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts.”

Our family wishes to thank Drs. Galbraith and Smuts as well as the staff at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre (PARP) and the Chinook Regional Hospital, especially all of the nurses for their loving care of Ev as well as our family.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In memory of Everett, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.

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


CHESTER HUGH TURNER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Society West Highlands, on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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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.

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, 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 at Antler Hill Community Hall (27471 – Township Road 362, Red Deer County). All are welcome to attend.

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Henk Kuizenga
1934 – 2017
“Free at last!”
 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.   2 Timothy 4:7&8
 Hendrik Kuizenga, beloved husband of Rose Kuizenga, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 82 years.
 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 27, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service.
 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Besides his loving wife Rose, he is survived by their children and grandchildren Marlene (Edward) Hoetmer of Villeneuve and their family Yanise and Nadege; Carol (Albert) Ypma of Lacombe and their family Samantha (Joe) Jueng, Austin and Brett; Allen (Alana) Kuizenga of Burdett and their family Natasha, Marissa and Brenden; Sandra Jackson of Taber and her family Logan and Spencer; Cynthia (Kevin) Holtrop of Lethbridge and their family Kaden, Addy, Liam and Drew. He is also survived by his sisters Tinie Hoogendoorn and Mattie Baaijens of the Netherlands as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
 He was predeceased by his grandson Barrett Hoetmer, parents Abel and Ebeltje Kuizenga, Rose’s parents Berend and Roefina Huizing and by several brothers and sisters-in-law.
 Henk was born on September 10, 1934 in Kloosterburen, Groningen, The Netherlands. After spending some time serving in the military and working as a customs officer, he followed his dream of making a life for himself as a farmer in Canada. He came to Canada on an agricultural exchange in 1958 and immigrated to Canada in  1960.On October 8, 1963 he married the love of his life, Rose Huizing. Together they raised their five children on the farm south of Burdett. Henk was an active member of both the Burdett Christian Reformed Church as well as the community at large, having served as an elder at church and working on several agricultural projects in the area. He was a founding member of the bean plant in Bow Island.
 In 2000, Henk semi retired from farming. During this time, he and Rose had several opportunities to travel abroad. He was also able to spend a lot of time on the farm helping Allen. He loved visiting with his children and all his grandchildren had a special place in his heart.
 Henk was diagnosed with cancer in 1991 and again in 1996. Although the cancer never came back after receiving radiation treatments, he lived courageously with the many side effects until his passing. Throughout all his struggles, his faith in the Lord never wavered. He shared his faith with everyone he loved. His greatest desire was that one day he would see all his family and friends reunited with him in Heaven, where there will be no more pain, suffering or separation. Until then, rest peacefully Dad.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Henk’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Box 767, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2L4 (http://www.foodgrainsbank.ca).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Catherine Bareman
1932 – 2017
Catherine Bareman, beloved wife of the late Jack Bareman, passed away in Taber on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. Burial Service to follow at the Prairieview Cemetery, Grassy Lake at 3:30 P.M. 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.

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