October 28th, 2020

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 12, 2017.

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)


Donald Gilbert Houle

September 1, 1955 – May 3, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother and uncle Donald “Don” Houle on May 3, 2017.

A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, (1210 Scenic Drive, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Don’s Life will follow at “Macky’s old Farm” at 1:00 p.m.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Donald please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.


Henry Bennink

1936 – 2017

Mr. Henry Bennink of Nobleford, beloved husband of Mrs. Miny Bennink, passed away at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of Henry’s Life will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB, 1511 St Edward Blvd N, Lethbridge, AB.

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


HWAY

LORI AILEEN HWAY, beloved wife of Billy and mother of Brady (Jackie), of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Karen Mikado

1971- 2017

Mrs. Karen Mikado of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Don Mikado and amazing mother to Taya and Sam Mikado, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the age of 45 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend James Grunden, officiating. Cremation will follow with a private family graveside service at a later date.

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


KOPERVAS

MARGARET ISABELLE KOPERVAS, beloved wife of Johnny of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 80 years. She is the loving mother of: Nicki (Jim) Alway of Kelowna, BC, and Gerry (Janet) Davis of Oakville, ON. Margaret is also survived by four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sisters Mary Caburi and Joan Couillard, and brother Robert Scott. She is predeceased by her son Scott Davis and sister Betty Bakeman. Margaret was born and raised in Lethbridge. She worked in radio and television most of her career. She retired from CFCN in 1996 and started a new life traveling in the motorhome. Her big passion was baking. She loved to bake up a storm for her family and friends. Her Christmas baking will be missed by many, and her love of jokes and laughter by all. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be announced once details are finalized. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their own choice.

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


MCLELLAN

1927 – 2017

MR. JOHN DAVID ALEXANDER MCLELLAN, beloved husband of 64 years to Mrs. Shirley McLellan, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the age of 89 years.

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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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.

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.

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NIGHSWANDER, GENE

Mr. Gene Nighswander, an 18 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 496, passed away April 24, 2017. The Officers, Members & Staff extend their deepest sympathy.


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


STEVENSON

TYLER DON STEVENSON, passed away in Calgary, on Monday May 8, 2017 at the age of 47 years.

Tyler is survived by his daughter Jana Louise Stevenson; his partner Karen King and her daughter Emily King; his parents Don and Mary Stevenson of Lethbridge; brother Arnie Don Stevenson (Degen); sister Heidi Dawn Codd; and nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport), on Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 2:00PM

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


TETZLOFF

April 3, 1929 – May 7, 2017

LEONARD “LEN” WILLIAM TETZLOFF, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 after a seven-month illness at the age of 88 years.

Len is lovingly remembered by his daughter Charlotte (Lyle) Lester; grandsons, Kyle (Ardy) Lester, Shawn (Heather) Lester and Scott Lester as well as great grandchildren, Kendall, Kaylee, Maverick, Sawyer and Weston. Also left to cherish his memory are his brother Cliff Tetzlaff, sister Barbara Colledge and wife Laureen Tetzloff and her family.

Len was predeceased by his loving wife Jean after 46 years of marriage, brothers Paul and Phillip Tetzlaff and sisters Irene Sayers and Eva Landeen.

Len was born and raised in the Gull Lake, Saskatchewan area. Coming from good German heritage, he learned his strong work ethic on the farm. After finishing high school in Saskatchewan Len worked for his Dad and on neighbor’s farms until he struck out on his own for Calgary where he met his first wife Jean at a Dance Hall. He must have been a good dancer and charmer as Jean and Len married April 2, 1953. Charlotte, their only child, followed a year and a half later and Len became a family man, devoted husband and father. He worked for Kraft Foods for 38 years in the interior of B.C. but primarily southern Alberta and earned his reputation as one of the top sales representatives in Western Canada.

Len was a very social man, active in a host of local clubs and organizations. He had a passion for camping with his RV, dancing, golf, curling and cards with Crib being his favorite. After Jean’s passing in 1999, Len met and married Laureen and had many adventures together, travelling through Canada and into the States. As a couple, they were very active in social groups like the Revellers and could often be found playing cards with a host of good friends.

Len was very proud of his family and his extended family through Laureen, her children and grandchildren. He loved and thoroughly enjoyed his great grandchildren, taking particular pleasure in a good teasing and the follow up conversation. Len was immensely proud of his grandsons as they were growing up and in particular the honorable men that they grew to be, complete with their strong moral values and beliefs.

After Len had passed, we found a scrap of paper in his wallet with a note in his own hand writing that said:

A great man is he who has

The heart of a child.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating.

Following the Memorial Service, Len will be laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Len’s memory to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 5Y8, St. Michael’s Health Centre Foundation, 1400 – 9 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5 or the Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 St South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


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