October 24th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 10, 2017.

Carolyn Esther (Diller) Hofer

August 14, 1937 – May 6, 2017

“It is God that girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect

(Psalm 18:32)”

Mrs. Carolyn Hofer of Raymond, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away at the Raymond Hospital after a brief battle with cancer on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Carolyn was born on August 14, 1937 in Elida, Ohio. She grew up in Ohio and Wisconsin and trusted Jesus as her Saviour at a young age. She married Jacob J. Hofer in 1959 and moved to a farm in the Stirling, Alberta area where they raised their family. Her devotion to Jesus was expressed in her service to her family and others. Carolyn loved gardening, quilting, weaving and numerous other hand crafts. She was very hospitable and countless people enjoyed the delicious meals and fellowship around her table. Carolyn is survived by her children; Donna (David) Mosemann, Sharon (Lamar) Martin, Marilyn (Mark) Miller, Richard Hofer, Janice Denlinger, Joyce (Tim) Eveleth, Sarah (Brent) Fleagle, Rodney (Gwenda) Hofer, James Hofer; as well as thirty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Jacob J Hofer, her parents, one sister and one grandson. Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the STIRLING MENNONITE CHURCH, Go East of Raymond on Hwy. 52, to Range Road 201, and South approximately 1.5 km.

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Johanna Clazina de Kok

1924 – 2017

Johanna de Kok beloved wife of Pieter de Kok for 74 years, passed away peacefully at the Bethesda Care Centre on May 7, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Besides her loving husband Pieter, Johanna will be lovingly remembered by Peter (Jackie), Hank (Margaret), John (Marilyn), Jane (Andrew) Feyter, Jack (Colleen), Harvey (Hetty); twenty grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Johanna is also survived by her brothers Cornelis, Andries (Neeltje) and Hubrecht (Jannigje); sisters Catharina, Neeltje and two sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. A Funeral Service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation Church (2608 7th Avenue, Fort Macleod) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. Memorial donations in Johanna’s name may be made directly to Bethesda Care Home (Box 1096, Picture Butte, Alberta T0K 1V0)


FETTIG

MRS. MONICA DELORES FETTIG, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Joseph Fettig, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 99 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. with Teresa Grice officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Lukas Drapal celebrating.

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Gary Sullivan

1952 – 2017

Mr. Gary Sullivan of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Marg Sullivan, passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 64 years. Gary was born on June 13, 1952 in Montreal to Andrew and Helen Sullivan. Gary and Marg married on February 12, 1977 and moved to Lethbridge shortly after. Gary began working with Richardson Oilseed (Canbra Foods) as a purchaser. Though he was hardworking and enjoyed his career, it was family that mattered to him most. It was the visits from his sons and grandson that kept Gary smiling. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marg; sons, Nick (Megan) and Josh; grandson, Declan; mother, Helen; brother, Doug (Holly); and by his nephews, niece and cousins. Gary was predeceased by his father, Andrew and brother, Brian. Those who knew Gary were familiar with his quick wit, keen sense of humour and knack for the perfect pun. He thrived on good company, good food, good music and keeping in touch with everyone in his family. Although those who were close to him miss him dearly, we know that his suffering has ended and that he is resting in peace. Gary’s family would like to thank the doctors in Lethbridge and Calgary, the staff and care providers at the Lethbridge Dialysis Unit and the Jack Ady Cancer Centre for their care and support during his many years of illness. Additionally, we extend a thank you to the home care staff and nurses for their ongoing compassion and care over the past few years. A Celebration of Gary’s Life and reception will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family inurnment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Southern Alberta, Suite 408, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9 or the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 1A129, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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Karen Mikado

1971 – 2017

To know her was to love her.

We are overwhelmingly saddened to announce the sudden passing of our beloved Karen Mikado on May 5, 2017, at the age of 45 years. Karen was the cherished mother of Taya and Sam, who were her greatest pride and joy. She was the dearly loved daughter of Mary Vanden Elzen, twin sister of Cory (Jennifer), sister of Annette (James) Schnepper, and Jeff (Laurene). She was an amazing aunt to her nieces and nephews; Jackie, Graham, Madeline, Charlotte, John, Paul, Gina and Brady. Karen will also be missed by the Mikado family; Patti (Jim) Spencer, James (Chiemi) Mikado, Ron Mikado and all their extended family. Karen will also be dearly missed by all aunts, uncles and cousins with whom she shared many extraordinary happy times. Born on May 12, 1971, she grew up on the family farm in the Readymade area and graduated from Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale. She continued her studies in nursing at Lethbridge College and University of Lethbridge (RN BN). In 1995, she married her beloved Don Mikado. With her caring, compassionate and charismatic manner she was a shining light in the world, an incredible friend to everyone. Karen had a vivacious personality with a passion for travel and adventure. With her beautiful smile, she brought joy to everyone. She enjoyed running marathons, flying, skydiving, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, and riding her motorbike. She wasn’t afraid to try something new and more often than not she excelled in anything she tried. Through her wonderful example, her daughters have learned to be kind, loving and to live life to its fullest. Karen was a talented enthusiastic instructor in the nursing department at Lethbridge College and a caring recovery-room nurse at Able Dental. She will be sadly missed by her fellow nurses, co-workers and the students who she greatly inspired. Karen is now reunited with her soulmate Don, her father Adrian, and her mother and father-in-law Sam and June. Karen is forever treasured in our memories. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Lucas Drapal, celebrant. Cremation will follow with a private family graveside service at a later date.

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LUCHANSKY

Mrs. Alice May Luchansky, beloved wife of Leonard Luchansky, passed away May 2, 2017 at the age of 87. She passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by four children, Beverly, Rodney, Donette and Tammy. Alice was pre-deceased by one grandchild, and survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

No funeral service will be held at Alice’s request. Alice’s final resting place will be in the mountains among the flowers she loved.


MCLELLAN

JOHN DAVID ALEXANDER MCLELLAN, beloved husband of Shirley McLellan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, John will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of John, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Mildred Filatoff

1932 – 2017

Ms. Mildred Filatoff of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Loving aunty and friend with a great sense of humor who loved to travel, play cards, curl and golf. Millie volunteered at the Lethbridge Legion and she was active in her church, the University Drive Alliance Church of Lethbridge. She retired from the Province of Alberta after many years of service as a clerk. Millie is survived by her sisters Betty Schiele of Penticton, BC and Donna Byram of Lethbridge, AB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Millie was predeceased by her parents John and Seama and her brother Allan. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd. W. Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Brian Palsky officiating. Interment was held in the Archmount Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial donations in Millie’s name may be made to the Chinook Regional Foundations, 960 19 Street S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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Robert “Bob” Filgas

1955 – 2017

Mr. Robert “Bob” Filgas passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 61 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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SABEY

LOIS ARLENE SABEY passed away on Friday May 5th, 2017 in Leader, Saskatchewan at the age of 84. She is survived by her children Coral Bechdholt, Lana Schneider and Alan Sabey. She was predeceased by her husband Guy O’Brien and her sons Brent and Ryan Sabey. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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


SARKI

PURNA BAHADUR SARKI, beloved husband of the late Santa Maya Sarki, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the age of 60 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

Interment to follow at Royal View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VADNAIS

ALBERTA JOAN VADNAIS beloved wife of Keith Vadnais, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 72 years.

Besides Keith, Alberta is survived by her children, Chris (Fonda), Michelle (Rod) Mann, Lance, Jonathan (Trisha), Joseph (Jennifer); 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; also survived by her siblings, Fred, Linda, Charles (Shari) & Garrett (Marilyn). She was predeceased by her parents, Fritz & Minnie Komm.

Friends may meet the family at the Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, May 11th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A family service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke foundation.

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


VAN EGMOND

1 John 5:13 “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.”

LAWRENCE JOHN VAN EGMOND passed from this life to eternity on May 6th, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Lawrence was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Janette and Casey Van Egmond on January 3rd, 1949. He was the second child of a family of five. He is survived by brothers Geoff (Colleen), Jim (Sylvia) and Tim (Lynn) and their families. Lawrence was predeceased by his parents, his sister Marilyn, and sister-in-law, Kathy.

On June 28th, 1969, Lawrence married Margaret (Marg.) Knight and their life together as husband and wife began – though they often joked that they really didn’t decide to get married until Grade 7! Together they faced much joy and also some great sadness. In 1971, Lloyd James arrived, followed by Christopher John in 1973. Tragically, Lloyd passed on October 14th, 1974. Then in 1977, Jennifer Lynn arrived, bringing renewed joy, and Matthew Charles rounded out the family in 1979. As of Lawrence’s passing, the family had grown. Chris married Rachel (Willms) and blessed the family with Ressa and Nolan. Jennifer married Luis Caceres Lindo, providing the family with two precious little live wires, Jeremiah and Micah. Most recently, to everyone’s delight, Matthew married Kim (Franceschin) in May of 2016.

Lawrence worked as a Master Electrician in the Lethbridge area for many years. His first employment was with Lethbridge Electric in 1967, followed by apprenticeship and employment with Wyatt Electric for more than twenty years. His career concluded as Owner/Operator of Van’s Electric Ltd.

Lawrence was a man of many and varied interests. As a new believer, he got involved with the training of young men through Christian Service Brigade and home Bible studies. He loved camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and anything that took him into the great outdoors. He discovered a passion for flying, which led him to flight training in 1983/84. He also found the challenge of building airplanes from plans was very rewarding. He built a MiniMax as a solo pursuit and most recently worked as part of a group of six builders, constructing Zenair 750 airplanes. He fondly referred to the possibility of formation flight as the ‘Debut of the Slow Birds’. Lawrence was actively involved in the Lethbridge Sport Flyers organization, supporting such endeavors as fly outs and COPA First Flight opportunities. The last COPA for kids he volunteered at was special in that Ressa and Nolan were both in attendance and flew. His grandchildren, all four, were near and dear to his heart, the source of great joy.

Lawrence’s life will be celebrated at the CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY (EVANGELICAL FREE) CHURCH, 440 Crescent Ave., Picture Butte, AB, on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Lawrence will be laid to rest at the MONARCH NOBLEFORD CEMETERY, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Both events are open to anyone wishing to attend.

The family requests that, in lieu of floral tributes, donations of time, or financial resource, be made to the charity of your choice.

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


VENABLES

CONSTANCE MARY VENABLES, beloved wife of Robert of Lethbridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Katie Hendricks
1923 – 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017, we said a tearful goodbye to our grandmother, Katie Hendricks. Katie passed away peacefully in her sleep at Fairmont Extendicare in Lethbridge, where she’d been a resident for the past year. She follows after her son Donald, and her husband Cornie, who were waiting to greet her at the gates of heaven. Others she looked forward to seeing again were her brothers, sister and her beloved parents, as well as the many friends and loved ones who made her long life a rich and blessed one, and who left this world before her.
Katie Neufeld moved to Canada from Russia with her family at the age of two, and eventually married and settled in the Purple Springs area with her husband, Cornelius Hendricks. She was a hard working farm wife who enjoyed cooking, sewing and all manner of crafts. Katie also enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren who adored her, Jim and Deb Hendricks, the children of her late son Don. Time brought to her another granddaughter in Jim’s wife Lori, who brightened Katie’s life beyond words, and a beautiful great granddaughter Mason, the light of Katie’s life.
After Cornie’s death in 1993, Katie moved to Lethbridge, where she remained until her passing at 94 years of age. She lived her life in constant devotion to God, and was sustained through difficult times by her indomitable faith.
“For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our Guide, even to the end.” Psalm 48:14
Katie will be missed.
A burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden, one kilometer north of 64 Avenue on 50 Street, Taber on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, those who wish to pay their respects are asked to make memorial tributes in Katie’s name directly to the charity of their choice.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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