October 20th, 2020

THURSDAY, June 1, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 1, 2017.

COX

CONNIE COX passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home, on May 24th 2017 at 83 years old, exactly 13 years from the day her husband Gary Cox had passed.

Connie was born as Constance Alberta Mehew, on October 8th 1933 in Edmonton Alberta to Levi John Mehew and Annie Parr Mehew. Connie grew up in Raymond, where she met the love of her life, Gary Cox whom she married in 1952. They were later blessed with four children; Darrell, Cheralin, Stuart and Richard Cox. Connie was always known for being a hard worker, who could motivate others to do the same. Connie worked at the BMO bank in Raymond, a head chef at the Raymond Home, a proud owner of Jiffy restaurant in Raymond and bookkept her and Garys company Cox trucking, which later was known as G.W Cox Construction Ltd. Connie and her family moved to Lethbridge in 1981 to expand their company, which they owned for a busy 50 years. Connie was deeply involved with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, where she was a visiting teacher and worked closely with the Relief Society. Connie a snowbird for much of her life, heading to their winter home in Yuma Arizona, and in the summer commuting to their home in Wardner BC. She will always be remembered for hosting family events at the cabin. Connie always made time for her children and grandchildren. She had 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, all whom she adored. Connie has one surviving sibling, Bill Mehew who is 96 years old. Connie had a very special friend, Gloria Ongican who kept her company for many years and Gloria’s daughter Kayla, who kept her grandma smiling until her last day. Family would like to extend their thanks to Pallative Care doctors and nurses, as well as home care workers who took such great care of Connie. Connie will be greatly missed every day, and remembered for all her accomplishments, her kind and generous nature and for being an amazing mother and grandmother.

Friends may meet with the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 13 St N Lethbridge on Friday, June 2 from 7-8 p.m ONLY. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 6 Ave A N, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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


FLEXHAUG

ROGER FLEXHAUG, beloved husband of Delores, passed away in Lethbridge on May 30, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Harry Fuller

1955 – 2017

Mr. Harry Fuller of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Ann Fuller, passed away suddenly in Coalhurst on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the age of 62 years. Condolences will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street, S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH, RR1. Tilley, Alberta, with Pastor Rob Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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


HERASEMLUK

It is with a very saddened and heavy heart that we announce the passing of GEORGE HENRY HERASEMLUK beloved husband of Judy, of Lethbridge, AB., George passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the age of 69 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Anton Ciobanu officiating.

A further Celebration of George’s Life will follow at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB – 1511 St. Edward Blvd. N., Lethbridge, AB.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JEFFERIES

CHARLES H (HARRY) JEFFERIES, beloved husband of Rosamond Woolley Jefferies passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday May 30, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 3, 2017 at Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Harry’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion. For a more detailed notice, please visit generationsfh.ca.

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


KANASHIRO

JOHN YONEICHI KANASHIRO, beloved husband of Alice, passed away at Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

Besides his loving wife, John is survived by his children: Ron (Tonya), Barry (Sue), Warren (Margaret), Dale (Sharon), and Derrick (Cathy); six grandchildren: Satchi, Noah, Mitchell, Ryan, Zoe and Maya. John was one of nine siblings born to Yasutaro and Kami Kanashiro. He is also survived by siblings: Dick, Helen, and Lorraine.

John was born in Vancouver in 1923 and was relocated in 1942 to the Lethbridge area. He worked for the Department of Public Works, working on many buildings in Southern Alberta.

John enjoyed curling, golfing, camping, and in his youth liked to play baseball.

The family would like to thank the staff at Gardenview Lodge and Park Meadows Good Samaritans for their friendship and care of their father.

Flowers and koden are gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their own choice.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with family on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470 – 40 Street South, Lethbridge. The Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating.

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


LEE

November 24, 1928

– May 31, 2017

GEORGE WILLIAM LEE, beloved husband of Anne Lee, passed away in Lethbridge on May 31, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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


NISHIYAMA

August 23, 1927 – May 28, 2017

MAC NISHIYAMA passed away on May 28, 2017 after an extended stay at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Mac is survived by his wife Reyko and daughters Karen (Ron Wegner), Kiyomi (Dan McGee), Dianne (Rick) Romeril, Robin (Scott Peacock), Candice (Brian) Young, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Betty Tanigami, Kaz Sugimoto and a very large extended family. He was predeceased by his son Russell.

The family appreciates the care that Dad received at Chinook Regional Health Centre and Peter Lougheed Centre, Vascular Unit as well as the support of the caring staff at Martha’s House.

A celebration of Mac’s life will be held in Lethbridge at the ENMAX CENTRE – 2510 Scenic Drive South, on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11 A.M.

Flowers and koden are gratefully declined.

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


VENHUIS

It is with sadness, but gentle relief that we announce that the Lord has called home our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, IDA PIETERDINA VENHUIS (nee VanHuis) at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 92 years.

Ida was born in Holland in 1924, where she lived her childhood and where she later met her beloved husband Harry. Ida was a woman of solid belief and a tenacious spirit which helped her through many difficult times in her life: immigrating to Canada in 1951 with two small children, where she did not know the people or the language; dealing with the care giving to the whole family when her young husband had a heart attack and subsequent heart problems; working through the pain of sometimes debilitating arthritis. She was a very pragmatic lady and if something needed to be done, she just did it! Her hands were never idle. She learned how to knit when she was five years old and produced so many beautiful works of serviceable art. Her love of the Lord, for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren never wavered.

Ida is survived by her children Gary, Grace (Randy) Vos, Mary (Gerald) Hendriks, Ben (Trudie) and all their families, her brother and sister-in-law Ytzen and Hendrika in Holland.

She was predeceased by her husband Harry in July of 1987, her daughter Joanne in January of 2007, son-in-law Jake in July of 2008 and daughter-in-law Liz in August of 2008.

We will always remember you mom, as your true grit and tenacity are so evident in many of your offspring.

“We do not mourn as those with no hope” 1 Thess. 4:13

A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

A Private Interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery prior to the Funeral Service.

A Funeral Service will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 393 University Avenue, suite 1700, Toronto, ON, M5G 1E6, The ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8W1 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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

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