October 28th, 2020

FRIDAY, January 27, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 27, 2017.

DEGROOT

IRIS MARIE DEGROOT passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Mom’s true passions were family, volunteering, travelling, walking, playing bridge and dancing. Her legacy lives on through her children: Diane (Wayne), Debby, Suzie (Bud); 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. We love you Mom, and thank you for enriching our lives. A private family service will be held at a later date. Sincere thanks to Mom’s “Special Angels”, all the staff at Good Samaritans – Park Meadows.

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


GOODRIDER

TINA GOODRIDER passed away in Lethbridge on January 16th, 2017 at the age of 52 years.

A Wake Service will be at STREETS ALIVE, LETHBRIDGE on Friday, Jan. 27th 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 Service will be at the Old Saipoyi Gym, Stand Off on Saturday, Jan. 28th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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


MCKAY

CHARLES NEIL JAMES MCKAY, husband of the late Clara McKay, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at the age of 93. Charles was born in Birtle, Manitoba October 23, 1923 to Jim and Sylvia McKay, a baby brother for Mae and a big brother for Janet, Fred, Jim and Murray. Charlie is survived by his lifetime friend and soulmate Bertha Soderquist, his daughter Pat (Don) Humphreys and his daughter-in-law Betty (Bud, deceased) Johnson; his siblings, Mae (Les, deceased) Lewis, Janet (Dick,deceased) Dickout, Fred (Marg) McKay, Arlene (Jim, deceased) McKay, and Murray (Shirley) McKay There are eight grandchildren, Jim (Loretta) Johnson, Sandra(Blair) Ogden, Alison (Mark) Morrison, Bill (Shannon) Johnson, Robin (Dan) Burbank, Gary Firth, Karen Cox and Craig (Sasha) Firth. Twenty great grandchildren and eleven great, great Grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Clara Isabelle (Johnson), his son, Bud Johnson, his parents Jim and Sylvia McKay and one grandson Bradley Donald Burbank. 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.

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Robert Edwin Elliott

October 3, 1922 –

January 20, 2017

Mr. Robert (Bob) Elliott of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Gladys Elliott, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the age of 94 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada at 150, 9405 – 50th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4.

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Ronald Kiyoshi Tobo

1946 – 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ronald Kiyoshi on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of 70 years old. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Ron’s Life between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE, CEDAR BALLROOM, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Private Family inurnment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.

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TREMPNER

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


TURNER

CHESTER HUGH TURNER, beloved husband of the late Jennie Turner, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

Chester is survived by his children; Robert “Bob” (Patty) Turner of St. Albert, Cathy (Edwin) Anderson, Bryan (Evelyn) Turner, and Donna (Oriano) Castelli all of Lethbridge; eight grandchildren, Jay Turner, Ryan (Amy) Anderson, Jennifer (Jason) Prevost, Kellan Turner (Carli), Lauren Turner, Jaslyn Turner (Matthew), Nickolas Castelli (Samantha) and Kristopher Castelli; seven great-grandchildren, Lily, Wade, Reid, Dylan Anderson and Dominic, Harrison, Isla Prevost.

Chester was one of five children born to William and Grace Turner on March 9, 1929 in Orion, Alberta; a brother to William (Bill), Ethel, Wanda and Russell. He married Jennie Bartosek in Raymond Alberta on November 3, 1950 and spent 52 years together before her passing in 2002.

Chester entered service as a station agent with the Canadian Pacific Railway on July 28, 1944. He worked in various locations and positions throughout southern Alberta before settling in Lethbridge. Chester retired from the railway in 1986 after 42 years.

He loved sports and could often be heard talking to the TV telling the Blue Jays how to play ball. Chester supported his kids and grandkids sporting adventures and was a fixture in the stands at their events. After retirement, he and mom loved travelling south to Nevada.

Never to complain, even when he was not well, if anyone asked Chester how he was feeling his response would be “I’m pretty good”. He was a man of few words.

Our family extends a special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritans West Highlands for their care and compassion over the past few years.

Dad will be sadly missed and never forgotten. We have all been blessed to have had him in our lives and take comfort in knowing he will be at peace with mom now.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3.

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


Helen Fallon
1923 – 2017
It is with sadness that the family of Helen Marion Fallon, beloved wife of the late Bud Fallon, announce her passing in Lethbridge on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday, January 30, 2017 between 10:00 A.M. and 10:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.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.


Catherine Bareman
1932 – 2017

“Her children rise up and call her blessed;” Proverbs 31:28a

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 after several years of declining health, the Lord called home his child, our mother, Catharina Bareman (nee Verschelling) 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 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.
Catherine is survived by her six children John Bareman of Taber, Marion (Jeanette) Bareman of Grassy Lake, Cora (Jerry) Bareman-Hall of Taber, Ann (Wayne) Veenstra of Taber, Debbie (Derk) Daniels of Taber and Jim (Stephanie) Bareman of Lynden, Washington; twenty seven grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Fre (Jo) Verschelling and Adri (Saar) Verschelling, sisters Gre Vandevoorst and Janneke Verschelling (Cor) and brother-in-law Adri Dommisse of The Netherlands and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack Bareman, her sister Riet Dommisse, daughter-in-law Alice Bareman, grandson Eric Bareman, great granddaughter Mika Bareman and brother-in-law Dick Vandevoorst.
Catherine was born on June 28, 1932 in Axel, Zeeland, The Netherlands to Marinus and Anna Verschelling, the eldest of six children. She met Jack when she was sixteen and joined him in Canada shortly after she turned twenty.  They were married in Coaldale on November 2, 1952. They lived on a farm where Jack was employed and Catherine worked very hard, looking after the home and caring for the six children who were born within ten years of their marriage. Eventually, they purchased their own farm in Grassy Lake, where they lived until retiring to Taber in 1993. Catherine did book keeping for the farm as well as hoeing beets and being a “gopher” for many years. She loved to read, swim, go for walks, tend flowers and participate in church activities. The Christian faith was the foundation of her life. Catherine also greatly enjoyed spending time with her numerous grandchildren and took an interest in their activities.  She never forgot a birthday and she and Jack kept busy making the rounds to celebrate each birthday. In later years, Catherine took delight in the arrival of many great grandchildren, now numbering thirty. After Jack’s passing in 2009, she continued to live in their condominium, enjoying time with her neighbours and friends until she moved to Linden View in September 2014.


Anne Brizinello
1925 – 2017
Anne Brizinello, beloved wife of Carlo Brizinello, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the age of 92 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, January 28, 2017 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.
Besides her loving husband Carlo, Anne is survived by their children Mary (Dave) Balfour of Pincher Creek, Virginia (Brian) MacGillivray of Barrhead and Peter (Jodi) Brizinello  of Lethbridge; grandchildren Ian (Diana) Balfour, Katharine (Travis) Tilson, Lindsay Balfour, Megan MacGillivray, Samantha MacGillivray, Justin Brizinello and three beautiful great grandchildren David, Alex and Colin.
She was predeceased by her mother Maria Brida, sister Stefica Sabo and brother Ivica Brida.
Anne was born on January 1, 1925 in Donja, Obrijez, Croatia. She met the love of her life Carlo Brizinello and married him on January 12, 1946. They immigrated to Canada in 1949 and settled in Taber. They purchased a farm two miles south of Taber and started their family.
Anne was an energetic, hardworking woman and she loved gardening, cooking, baking and sewing but her greatest love was her family.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9 (http://www.alzheimer.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Henk Kuizenga
1934 – 2017
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.
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.
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