January 20th, 2021

THURSDAY, April 20, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 20, 2017.


DAWN BROOKS, beloved wife of the late Willard M (Bill) Brooks, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL (4th West Hwy 52), Raymond on Monday, April 24th, at 1:00 p.m.

Friends may meet the family from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, AB.

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

DICKIE, Kenneth Robert

September 22, 1937

– Lethbridge, Alberta

April 15, 2017

– Pincher Creek, Alberta

KEN DICKIE of Pincher Creek passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 79 years surrounded by his family and attended to by the caring staff in “C” Cottage at Vista Village. Ken was born in Lethbridge to Errol and Elizabeth Dickie and the family moved to Calgary when Ken was three. He treasured his summers spent with his cousin Ron on his maternal grandparents’ homestead in Wrentham, Alberta. He married Harriett in 1960 and established their home in Pincher Creek in 1962. After completing school in Calgary, Ken began what would be a 30-year career with Shell Canada. Ken retired in 1988 and in his retirement years could be found tending to his horses, driving his truck with a dog in his passenger seat or spending time with his beloved grandchildren. Ken will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Harriett, his children Jeff, Greg (Rhonda), Trevor (Leslie) and Leah, his grandchildren Courtney, Ryan and Meagan and his cousin Ron Townsend. Ken was predeceased by his parents Errol and Elizabeth and his granddaughter Rya.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Vertical Church, (1200 Ken Thornton Blvd, Pincher Creek) with Pastor David Goff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be directed to the Good Samaritans Society – Vista Village, P.O. Box 1510, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 or to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT, 308, 14925 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5M 2P6


BRENDA JOYCE HOHN, beloved wife of Art Hohn, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


JOANIE FLINDA HOLMES, beloved wife of Winston Holmes, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the St. Therese Villa, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

A Celebration of Joanie’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit


Herman Konynenbelt

1934 – 2017

Hermanes “Herman” Konynenbelt, beloved husband of Carol (Bos) passed away peacefully on April 15, 2017. He was 83 years of age.

Dad was born on January 4, 1934, on the family farm near Nobleford, Alberta. He enjoyed life on the farm, particularly at harvest time. He often looked forward to hunting pheasants after the chores were all done. He was a true prairie boy, whose roots were firmly planted in the Southern Alberta soil of his birth.

While at an International Bible Camp in Waterton in 1955, Herm noticed and fell in love with a lovely young lady from Montana. Thus, began Herm and Carol’s long-distance relationship. Later that year, God called Herm to pursue further studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carol enrolled at Calvin the following year. They both graduated in 1959 with Education degrees, and were married that summer. They were blessed in their marriage with 2 daughters and 3 sons.

Dad served as a teacher and administrator in Christian Schools, first in Edmonton and then in Lethbridge. He was passionate about and dedicated to participating in Christian education. “Mr. K” touched the lives of many students, parents, fellow staff and school community members.

Dad enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking, renovating, camping, yardwork, singing in Men’s Choir, and cooking a delicious Sunday roast. Dad loved his children and grandchildren, taking a keen interest in their schooling, activities, and accomplishments. He treasured every visit and phone call from his family, and eagerly looked forward to every opportunity to gather all together.

Dad’s faith in his Lord and Savior was a clear testimony to his family and friends. He spoke often with us all of his love for Christ, and his faith was abundantly evident to us all in both his words and his actions. Dad’s roots were also firmly anchored in the rock of his salvation.

Herm leaves to cherish these memories his wife of 57 years, Carol, his children Joan, Joy, Vince (Heather), James (Heidi), and Phillip (Gwen); along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Jenna (Benjamin) Morgan, Leah; Jonathan (deceased); Justin and his daughter Addison, Brittney (Ty) Jensen and their daughter Naomi, Amanda; Jordan (Waverly), Kevy, Vanessa, Eric; Morgan, Colt, and Cole.

Also, mourning his loss are Herm’s sisters Fanny (Case) Kuipers, Seenie (Ben-deceased) Bouwman; sister in law Patricia (Bert-deceased); as well as Carol’s brothers Bob (Virginia) Bos, Don (Stephana) Bos (both deceased); sister Elaine (John) Vander Schalie. Herm’s cousins and numerous nieces and nephews also mourn their beloved “Uncle Herm.”

Dad is predeceased by his parents Henk and Dena Konynenbelt and Carol’s parents Joe and Cora Bos.

We will all miss the twinkle in Dad’s eye, his quick wit, his keen reflective mind, and his gentle, generous, loving heart. He was our precious treasure – husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle, teacher, friend. Our arms long to hold him, but we rejoice that he is now in the loving, everlasting arms of his Lord and Savior.

Family and friends are invited to pay their final respects between 5:00pm – 6:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge Alberta.

A Graveside service will be held for family and close friends at 11:00am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the NOBLEFORD CEMETERY, Nobleford, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Jim Zondervan, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the World Renew Canada, 3475 Mainway, STN LCD 1, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8, 1-800-730-3490 (or 905 336 2920)

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


RUTH ESTHER LANDON, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, surrounded by her family, on Sunday April 16, 2017 at the age of 66.

She is survived by her husband Donald Kenneth Landon, her sisters; Gloria (Keith) Samuels, Marilyn (Larry) Marleau, Judy (Ron) Quigley, and Debbie (Kelly) Chikmoroff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a perky, athletic and competitive young lady.

After graduating from L.C.I. she fulfilled her lifelong ambition, to serve her God Jehovah, full-time as a Pioneer. After her giving a thorough witness at home, she moved to Quebec, where the need for evangelizers was greater.

Whether you were a stranger she met in the volunteer ministry or a close friend, she was always focussed on your needs and ready to give of herself for your betterment. She was a passionate and effective teacher of God’s Word, as can be attested by her numerous “letters of recommendation”.

In marriage she proved to be a loyal best friend and confidante to her husband Ken of 46 years. She was always supportive as a wife and the horizon was always optimistic.

As a senior she didn’t slow down in her engaging in the Bible education work. With joy, she proudly preached about the Kingdom hope to anyone within earshot. All will miss her happy contagious personality.

Special thanks to Dr. Walsh and the staff at St. Michaels palliative care unit for their outstanding personal care and consideration for Ruth.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lethbridge Lodge Grand Ballroom, 320 Scenic Drive S, Lethbridge, on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am with Shonavin Trowbridge Officiating

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


MARY MURAKAMI, beloved wife of George Murakami, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side at the age of 84 years in Lethbridge on Saturday, April 15th, 2017.

Predeceased by her parents, Kahichi & Yoneko Hori, brother George and son Brian. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 60 years George Murakami, brother Tokio Hori and children Carol (Garry) Pickett, and Wesley (Sheila) Murakami. Mary was a devoted Grandmother to Chiyoko, Crystal (Brent), Michelle, Jacinda, Mysha and Paytyn.

A celebration of Mary’s life will take place at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road South (entrance to the airport), on Friday April 21st, 2017 at 1:00PM.

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


DOUG PETHERBRIDGE passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 after 94 years of a hardworking, productive life. His memorial will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2:30 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge. No flowers please, but donations to McKillop’s “Grow the Dream” fund would be welcome.

To send a condolence, please visit


Clement Tallman

1956 – 2017

Mr. Clement Tallman of the Blood Reserve, passed away at home on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the age of 60 years.

A Wake Service will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, April 24, 2017 at OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, AB.

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


GLORIA IRENE WHITE left us to go home to our Heavenly Father on the 16th of April, early Easter Sunday morning.

Gloria was born August 1st, 1936 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In her early years she moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1955 she married Paul, and they raised 3 children: Bob, Linda, and Dianna; 13 grandchildren, and 3 greats. Early in their marriage they moved to Edmonton where they lived until the fall of 1991 and then moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. Gloria always was improving her education and took many evening classes at colleges and schools.

Funeral Services will be held on Sat, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, COPPERWOOD CHAPEL, 9 Keystone Terrace West, Lethbridge, with Bishop Sheldon McLachlan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Share this story:


Comments are closed.