January 16th, 2021

TUESDAY, April 25, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 25, 2017.

Bubbles (M.V. Wetherelt) Stutsman

June 25, 1921 – April 21, 2017

Bubbles peacefully crossed the River on April 21, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Mom was a generous and loving person. There wasn’t much she couldn’t or didn’t do. She will be sorely missed by her daughter Tanis (Pat) Downey; grandson Colin (Lisa) Stutsman; daughter-in-law Maureen (John) McCrady as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Jess; son Donald and all of her siblings, 5 sisters and 1 brother. No formal service will be held as per her request. There will be a family gathering at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations can be made in her memory to the High River Foundation Designate to LTC, 560 9 Ave. W., High River, AB, T1V 1B3.

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Andrew “Stuart” Cameron

1934 – 2017

Mr. Stuart Cameron of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Pat Cameron, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Stuart was born in Edmonton, AB on June 15, 1934 to Alfred and Christina Cameron. He completed his high school education in Lethbridge, and attended LCC’s Culinary Program, he then went on to SAIT to obtain his Hotel / Motel Business Management Degree. He worked in this industry until 1984, when he became president of Baron’s Oil. Stu was self-employed until his retirement in 2005. Stu loved to play golf and did so 7 days a week in various leagues around Southern Alberta. He was also a member of the Lethbridge Country Club. He met and married Patricia (Baynham) in 1953, and together they raised a family of 7 children. Besides his loving wife Pat of 63 years, Stuart is survived by his 3 daughters Florence Huesken (Henry Riggelson), Judy (Ron) Filgas, Linda (Barry) Fitchett; 4 sons Donald (Lesley) Cameron, Stuart (Kathy) Cameron, Kevin (Gwen) Cameron, Calvin Cameron; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; sister Donna (Basil) Lagopoulas, sister-in-law Beatrice Cameron, and brother Sandy (Jocelyn) Cameron. He was predeceased by his parents Alfred & Christina; his brother Donald, and special brother and sister-in-law Harry & Flo Owczar; son-in-law Robert Huesken. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Park Bridge Estate Community Hall, 2920 28th Ave. South. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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HILDA DYKSLAG passed away peacefully at home, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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PHILIP ADRIAN HARTMAN, returned to his heavenly home on Saturday, April 22, 2017 after a valiant battle with a brief illness at the age of 88 years. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Philip was born to the late Simon and Mary Hartman on a farm in Handel, Saskatchewan. He was immersed in the Catholic faith that would be his lifelong support.

Philip was a farmer at heart. From a young age, he was responsible for the running of the family farm, along with his brothers, due to the death of his mother at the tender age of 13. Farming was an occupation he relished. On November 12, 1952, he married the love of his life, Florence Eva Ransom. Together, they raised seven children. After years of struggling on the farm, they moved to Alberta for a better life. In 1967, they moved to Lethbridge and eventually Taber, where Philip was a LPN for the Taber Regional Hospital until he retired in October 1990. After living in several communities, they decided to settle in Lethbridge for his final years. Together, they bought many fixer-uppers and renovated them into beautiful homes. Philip always enjoyed a project.

Philip is survived by his loving wife, Florence, sons Ray (Sandy) Hartman, Don (Valerie) Hartman, daughters Laura (Ilo) Anderson, Debbie (Derek) Martin, Kathy (Alan) Sparks, Brenda (Gord) Shimbashi, and Shirley (Dave) Novak, brothers Willie (Jeanette), Louis (Anna), Charlie (Aline), sisters Mary and Jane as well as numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Philip was predeceased by his father Simon, mother Mary, Father-in-law Arthur, mother-in-law Eva, sister Katherine and brothers-in-law Stanley, George and John.

Special thanks to the staff of Sunny South Lodge for their care through Philip’s short stay and to Cornerstone Funeral Home for the respect and care they offered to our Dad and family.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

A Private Family Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Sunny South Lodge, 1122 – 20 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1L4.

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BRENDA JOYCE HOHN, beloved wife of Art Hohn, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age 66. She leaves her husband Art, of 47 years, two sons: Andrew (Annette) and Jimmy; two grandsons: Hunter and William Hohn. She also leaves sisters: June Striemer and Linda Bossert; brothers Raymond, Roy, and Grant Christensen. A Memorial for Brenda will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in New Dayton at the Community Hall. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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STELLA KUZ, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

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ADELA MALITOWSKI, of Picture Butte, AB, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the age of 86 years.

At Adela’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, 600 – 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4T 1N5

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David Paulsen

1951 – 2017

Mr. David Richard Paulsen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Darlene Paulsen passed away suddenly on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at the age of 65 years.

David was born in Cranbrook, BC on November 22, 1951 and was raised in Penticton and Jaffray, BC. On March 10, 1978, he met Darlene and Candace. On June 12, 1979, he started working in the Fording Coal mine, where he worked until his passing. On June 27, 1979, he married Darlene and moved to the Crowsnest Pass in 1980, where he lived until 2003, and then moved to Lethbridge. His son Ryan was born on March 7, 1983.

Beyond his family, he loved his coffee, books, pens, movies and playing games. He loved his grandchildren dearly as well as his cats and grand cats.

Besides his loving wife Darlene, he is survived by his mother Ann Paulsen; daughter Candace (Chris) Larson; son Ryan (Pam) Paulsen; grandchildren Matthew Larson and Ashley Paulsen; sister Cathy Pierzchala; 3 brothers Andrew, Ray and Jeff Paulsen.

He was predeceased by his father Fred Paulsen; brother Michael Paulsen and nephew Gordy Paulsen.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00-1:00pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P3. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

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April 19, 1941 – April 18, 2017

With grief, the consistory of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Picture Butte announces the passing away of our former Pastor, Reverend Peter Leonard Bazen, after a short illness in Grand Rapids at the age of 75 years.

He faithfully served the congregation of Picture Butte from July 13, 2000 to October 16, 2007, and from October 17, 2012 to March 31, 2017, when he was granted emeritus status. He will be sorely missed by the congregation and the denomination where he laboured with much love and zeal, always promoting the honor and glory of God and salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ.

His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM at First Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 1261 Beckwith Ave NE. Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Interment to follow in Fairplains Cemetery.


April 21, 1939 – April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Dennis joined his wife Carol in heaven on what would have been their 54th wedding anniversary. Carol waited for just over three years for Dennis.

Dennis is survived by his children Arden Thompson, Lori (Brian) Van Den Biggelaar and Hayley (Mario) Thompson Bruised Head; grandchildren, Faith Thompson, Adrian, Shelby and Alanta Van Den Biggelaar and great-grandchildren Brodie and Sawyer Bruised Head. Dennis also leaves behind his brother David “Jeff” (Connie) Thompson and his niece and nephew Pamela Thompson and Howard (Kathy) Thompson, along with countless cousins and his uncle Jack Goin and aunt Miriam Wright.

Dennis was very much the patriarch of his family and will be missed deeply by all. Dennis served for over 25 years on the Calgary Police Service before retiring to Victoria for a few years. When Dennis and Carol moved back to Lethbridge, AB, Dennis took up working security at the U of L. He was always very involved in the International Police Association and made many friends worldwide with that organization. Dennis was a member of the McKillop United Church and was very active volunteering with the Interfaith Food Bank. Dennis was always active and giving to his family, friends and community and will be leaving a great void for many. We love you Papa.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH – 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dennis, donations may be sent to either: McKillop United Church – 2329 15 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 0X5 or to the Interfaith Food Bank – 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7

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Merle Richard Waterfield was set free on April 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving girls who knew all too well the struggle he faced daily for 6 years. Merle was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 10, 1956 and raised there, moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan shortly after marrying Stacey McCurdy. It is in Saskatoon that Merle grew and evolved into an incredible husband, involved and active dad and valued employee and friend. Waiting to greet Merle are his parents, Irene and Dick Waterfield, and his nephew Shaun Waterfield. Merle is survived by his two brothers, Craig (Marilyn) Waterfield and Bruce Waterfield, niece Kim Waterfield (daughters Olivia and Shyloe) and nephew, Chad Waterfield (son Shaye), all of Lethbridge. Also surviving Merle are Stacey’s parents, Joyce and Keith McCurdy, sisters, Cindy (Gary) Sturgeon, and Darlene (Darin) Sjonger and brother, Michael McCurdy, all of Lethbridge. Merle’s impact will live on in the hearts of his wife, Stacey, and precious daughters, Teresa, Danielle (Andrew) and Amanda. Merle survived 16 hours of “texbook, flawless” brain surgery only to suffer several post surgical complications. Merle lived up to his motto of “never give up” revealing what a warrior he is and demonstrating to his girls that his first choice was to be with them. A Celebration of this spirit will take place at a later date in June. Donations may be made to RUH Neurosurical war; ABI or CurlSask.

Condolences may be left at

http://www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306- 244-5577).

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