October 26th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 5, 2017.

COLEMAN

EUNICE SARAH COLEMAN, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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CREIGHTON

SHARON ROSE CREIGHTON passed away in Cardston on July 2, 2017 at the age of 62.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, July 7th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Blood Bamd Cemetery.

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


Edward “Ed” Pommen

1918 – 2017

Mr. Edward “Ed” Pommen of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Pommen, passed away at the St. Therese Villa on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the age of 99 years. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 11 Avenue S., Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Reg Berg, officiating. A Private family interment will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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FIRST RIDER

CLIVE “COWBOY” FIRST RIDER, husband of Pearline Heavy Runner, passed away in Cardston on June 30, 2017 at the age of 84.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Wednesday, July 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Thursday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

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


Franklin “Frank” Berezay

1939 – 2017

Mr. Franklin “Frank” Berezay of Stirling, beloved husband of Mrs. Sharon Berezay, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 77 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 7, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Cremation followed by a private family inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue, NE., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3

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GRUNINGER

STEVE GRUNINGER, beloved husband of the late Eva (nee Powell) Gruninger of Magrath, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista, on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Hazel Fern Paulsen

1921 – 2017

Mrs. Hazel Fern Paulsen of Warner, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Mr. Norman Paulsen, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Hazel was born on the family farm east of New Dayton on October 3, 1921, daughter of Tom and Fern Adams. Hazel spent her growing up years on the farm and attended Independent School. On November 21, 1939 Hazel married Norman “Swede” Paulsen and together they raised their family of 5 daughters and 1 son on their farm. Mom loved the simple pleasures in life and family was “TOP” priority. Mom enjoyed reading, crafts, ceramics, sewing and gardening, especially her flower gardens. Attending or watching rodeo, particularly the Bull Riding was another favorite past time of Mom’s. After farming for over 30 years, Mom and Dad moved into Warner in the fall of 1982. They became enthusiastic golfers spending many weekends on the Raymond Golf Course. Trips to Hawaii, England, Norway, Europe, Columbus, Florida and other southern US States were some of Mom’s treasured memories. Hazel is survived by her daughters Melva (Gene) Pytel of Heber City, Utah, Judy Brantner of Wrentham, Val Lagler of Warner, Wendy (Ken) Elliott of Coaldale, Betty Jo Thomas of Warner; son Bill (Kari) Paulsen of Raymond; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sister Lois (George) Lastuka of Lethbridge; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Norman, Hazel was predeceased by her parents Tom and Fern Adams; 2 brothers; 4 sisters; 4 grandchildren; as well as 3 son-in-laws Jerry Brantner, Barry Thomas and Morris Lagler. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00pm and 1:00pm, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Hazel’s Life will follow at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with a private family interment taking place in the Warner Cemetery, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Hazel’s name may be made to the Warner Fire and Ambulance Service, Box 218 Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0. Mom, you will always be the heart of our family.

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IRENE (LELEKACH) NORDEANApril 30, 1925 – July 3, 2017

Irene passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta in her 92nd year. Irene was born in Readymade, AB and spent most of her life in Turin and Picture Butte. Irene was predeceased by her husband Melford in 1988, and her sister Margaret Scott in 1992. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Lyndon (Susan), grandchildren Sarah (Ian) and Melissa (Scott) and great grandchildren: Marlowe, Vivian, Clive and Lila, as well as her sister Betty Elaschuk and loved nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Irene was well-known in her community. She drove a school bus from 1962 – 1991, won many awards for her garden, and in 2009 received a Minister’s Seniors Service Award at Government House for her dedication and service to Seniors in the Picture Butte area. Thank-you to Dr. Brenda Ireland, Home Care Services, and the staff at Piyami Place and the Lodge in Picture Butte who provided wonderful care for Irene and support to the family. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her church, TRINITY UNITED, 528 Maple Cres. South, Picture Butte.

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


LYLE

KENNETH LYLE, beloved husband of the late Pauline Lyle, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the age of 93 years.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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Mrs. Johanna Hofman

1923 – 2017

Johanna Helena (Hannie) Hofman nee Radius, of Lethbridge, passed away on July 1, 2017 at the age of 93. Johanna was born in Baarn, The Netherlands on December 2, 1923, experienced a difficult childhood during the scarcities of the depression, and came of age in Holland during the Nazi occupation. She suffered starvation and the needless deaths of relatives, friends and neighbors as they became victims of the war. To add insult to injury, she lost her beloved husband, Harry G. Hofman in 1973, and lived the last 44 years of her life as a widow. If anyone had justifiable reasons to be angry, bitter, and depressed at the hand life had dealt her, it was Johanna. But that’s not how she will be remembered. She rose above circumstances and created meaning and purpose out of setbacks. She’ll be remembered for her wonderful smile and as a person full of gratitude, life, and encouragement for others. She focused on what God had given her and trusted that there were good reasons for what she’d lost. She celebrated her family and friends, laughed easily, saw humour in problematic details, and liked making people happy. She loved being the centre of attention during social gatherings, and was quick to share amusing stories, songs, or poetry that resulted in smiles or laughter. She gave hugs freely, influenced others to see the positive in situations, and was quick to pray with and for others. She taught her children and grandchildren the importance of living life intentionally with a Godly and thankful heart. She would be the first to welcome strangers in new situations, and her home was always open and inviting. Johanna and Harry were extremely grateful to the Canadian veterans who liberated Holland in 1945, and that was largely why they decided to immigrate to Canada with their 4 children in 1957. She loved this country and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty, people and riches this land has to offer. She was an avid photographer and adventurer, and travelled extensively throughout Canada. Her artistic talents were expressed in her photographs, rug hooking, needlework, and exquisite pieces of stained glass. Mom was also an active member of the Pentecostal Church, read her Bible daily, and fully believed in God’s grace and power. Johanna is survived by her younger brother Henk Radius, and numerous nieces and nephews, among them Marijke Rawie, still residing in Holland. She is also survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren: Jan (Diane) of San Diego, Walter (Wendy) and their kids Marina (Larry), Elea and Larissa in Toronto, Carolyn Sutton and son, Matthew (Sarah) in Coalhurst and their kids Paige, Cedar, Adele and Eleanor; Harmen (Rhona) in Creston, BC and their kids Jenine, Jacob (Lindsay) and their son Harrison. Johanna is now home with her Heavenly Father. She often said that she lived a good life and was ready for this next adventure in her journey. She is once again made whole of body and sound of mind, (2 Timothy 1:7). Johanna will be greatly missed by family, friends and those whose lives she touched. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 480 McMaster Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Walter Hofman, officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Johanna’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Robert Dean Ainscough

January 31, 1936 – July 1, 2017

Robert (Bob) Ainscough left his family and friends to fend for themselves after 81 well-lived years. Bob loved the people in his life above all and will be deeply missed by his wife Patricia; his children Brad (Donna) and Scott; his grandchildren Brianne (Clinton) and Kelsey; Pat’s children Corinne and Kelly (Pete); Pat’s grandchildren Kalen (Natalia), Spencer, Cass, Blake (Josh) and Quinn; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bob was spirited, generous, principled, sometimes crusty, and always selfless. He liked to remind us all that life is not a dress rehearsal and he lived this motto fully. His adventurous spirit had him flying airplanes and gliders; riding his BMW often with Pat behind him across North, Central and South America frequently at high speeds (too frequently according to Pat and his riding buddies); and, most recently quadding. Bob’s love of travel adventure was born during a teaching secondment to Soest, Germany from 1968-1970. Since retirement, he and Pat have traveled frequently and extensively to Europe, Asia, Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand. He took on the role of chauffeur and tour guide for Pat during her year- long teaching exchanges in Australia and Britain.

Passionate does not begin to describe Bob’s vocational and entrepreneurial adventures. While his “career” was as an educator, teacher and administrator, his pursuits both then and since his retirement in 1989 included farming, importing Pinzgauer cattle, custom combining, trucking and a charter aviation company. He loved to plan, organize and execute any project that piqued his interest and he did so quickly, efficiently and with great enthusiasm. This skill was also employed with his family and friends and mostly met with grateful reception.

Bob, born January 31, 1936 in Cardston, Alberta, was the youngest of 4 children and spent his early years in southern Alberta. Following studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah (where he arrived in a red Sunbeam Alpine convertible much to the delight of his sister Ardath’s sons), he commenced his teaching career in Taber, Alberta. From there he moved to Lethbridge with his then wife Mary, where he taught at Gilbert Patterson Junior High and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, completing his career there as an administrator. When not teaching, Bob was a devoted and involved father and loved nothing more than camping and skiing trips with Brad and Scott, cheering on their sporting activities (track and field, hockey and golf) and socializing with family and friends. Bob and Pat moved to Osoyoos in 2002 where they made many new friends and Bob kept busy gardening, tinkering around their home, riding his BMW and quad, having coffee or playing pool and driving the CASI van. Not only did he promise Pat a rose garden, he built her one.

The family is grateful for the love and support from received from extended family and friends as well as the care Bob received from the wonderful doctors and medical staff at the Penticton and Oliver Hospitals, particularly Dr. DeVries these last few weeks.

Please join the family to celebrate Bob’s life at the Osoyoos Seniors’ Centre on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Donations gratefully accepted in memory of Bob for charities of the donor’s choice.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting http://www.nunes-pottinger.com


SCOTT

WILLIAM CHARLES SCOTT, beloved husband of Carol Scott, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WALKER

GEORGE ROBERT WALKER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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WARD

DONALD “DON” WARD, beloved husband of Faye Ward, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

Don is survived by his wife Faye and her daughter Carmyn, his children Doug (Jo-Anne), Lindsay (Jeff) and Ken (Michele) and granddaughter Mahalia. He will also be remembered by his brother Glenn (Harlene) and as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was predeceased by his brothers Marvin and Ralph and sister Doris.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JB Genert
1978 – 2017
JB Genert, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 38 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, please visit http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Josh Mouland
1998 – 2017
Joshua Jared Mouland, beloved son of Garth and Marnie Mouland, passed away in Taber on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the age of 19 years.
Further information including service details may be found by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Victor Hildebrand
1924 – 2017
Victor Hildebrand, beloved husband of the late Anna Hildebrand, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Jay Peterson
1949 – 2017
Jay Peterson, beloved husband of Marilyn Peterson, passed away peacefully in Taber, surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the age of 68 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 7, 2017 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Barnwell Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jay’s name may be made directly to the Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, 111 West Campus Place NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 2R6.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ron Williams
1933 – 2017
Ronald Frederick Williams, beloved husband of the late Sophie Williams, passed away in Pincher Creek on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Ron is survived by his children Cecelia (Don) Kuchison of Pincher Creek and their family Angela Kuchison, Marielle (David) Thom and Joshua (Danielle) Kuchison; Pauline (Vic) Dudus of Calgary and their family Caroline Dudus (fiancé Brad Lloyd), Alexander Dudus (Shawne Hansen) and Jeremy Dudus; Jim Williams (Marilyn Bater) and their family Claire Williams and Laura Williams; Fred (Belinda) Williams of Taber and their family Jordan (Nicole) Williams, Tabatha Williams (fiancé Brendan Wiens), Cameron Williams and Kavan (Benita) Williams; Mike (Susan) Williams of Edmonton. He is also survived by four great grandchildren Colby Williams, Sophia Thom, Logan Kuchison and Knoxlyn Williams. He is also remembered by his sister Phyllis (Mel) Melstrom of Calgary, in-laws and also by numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was predeceased by his wife Sophie Williams and his siblings.
Ron was born in Taber on March 29, 1933 to William and Velma Williams. He met Sophie, a teacher who came to Taber, after they had been on the same bowling team. They married in 1955 and raised five children. Ron built (with help from friends) their house on 52nd street, across from his parents’ house. He took care of his yard, hunted, did woodworking and spent time with his family. He retired from Empress Foods in 1993. Family was very important to Ron, and he was protective of the members of his family and proud of their accomplishments, particularly in their education. He was involved in helping organize the early Williams family reunions which occurred every few years in Taber. Ron was involved in the Catholic Church and was a member of the Holy Name Society and then joined the Knights of Columbus. He was an usher and an extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. He served several terms on the Taber R.C.S.S.D School Board.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.com) or to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2 (http://www.ab.lung.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Grace Prevost
1941 ~ 2017

With heavy hearts the family of  Mrs. Grace Prevost, beloved wife of Ken Prevost, announce her passing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the age of 76 years. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 635 – 4th Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Oz Lorentzen officiating.  Interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery, Eastend, Saskatchewan on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting http://www.cooksouthland.com)    Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Home

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