July 20th, 2024

MONDAY, July 17, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 17, 2017.


WILLIAM ROSS BEAUDOIN, beloved husband of Cheryl Beaudoin of the county of warner, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the age of 78 years.

Besides his loving wife, Ross is survived by his children: Brian Keith Beaudoin and Bobbi-Jo Marie (Britt) Squarek of the County of Warner, and his grandchildren Dakota Ross Beaudoin, Slade Jonathon Wiese, Dustin Edward Squarek, Jace Britt Squarek and Brooklyn Marie Squarek. He is also survived by Roy (Theresa) Beaudoin, Noella (Dave Fowler) Beaudoin, Doug (Marg) Beaudoin, Barry Beaudoin, Marlene (Robert) Kennedy, Lorraine (Dyrl) Garceau, Dale Beaudoin, Barbara (Gregg) Fullarton, Ted Lewis, Ken Lewis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ross was predeceased by Muriel Beaudoin, Todd Fowler, and an infant brother and sister.

Ross would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 22. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic and love of family and friends. We often laugh about his redneck ways – a good piece of binder twine and some duct tape will fix anything. Ross spent his last few years totally blind but he continued to enjoy his grandchildren and family and friends, as well as the Lethbridge Hurricanes, travelling and his talking books. Ross enjoyed many trips in Canada and the U.S.A. with close friends and family.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ross, donations may be made to the CNIB – #100, 410 Stafford Drive South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2L2 or via their website at http://www.cnib.ca.

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GREGORY “GREG” ALLEN BOESSENKOOL, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the age of 56 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.

Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Greg’s life at Lorraine’s Home, 29 Bluefox Road North, Lethbridge, at 3:30 P.M.

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TAYLAN BULL CHILD, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 14th, 2017 at the age of 25 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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JOAN PATRICIA CHRISTENSEN, 65, of Lethbridge, AB, went to be with her Lord on July 7, 2017. She was a wonderful wife, loving Mother, special Grandma, and dear friend. Joan passed away suddenly and peacefully in her sleep. She will be truly missed.

Joan was born September 1, 1951, and was one of seven children born to George and Mary James. She married the love of her life Robert in Lethbridge, AB, on June 17, 1977.

Joan was well known in her community and a passionate member of The Miz City Church. She raised four children and was a proud homemaker. Joan possessed a true fondness for life, a love and concern for many, and was an incredible friend to all. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. After her children had grown, Joan’s true devotion were her dear grandchildren.

Joan is the beloved wife of Robert Christensen, mother of Dennis (Miranda), Jennifer (Kevin), Mandy, and Patricia (Robert). Her pride and joy, were her grandchildren – she loved seeing all of their successes and achievements: Alex, Sean, Conroy, Gabriel, Noah, Isaiah, Lucas, Matthew, Mya, Oliver, Arjan, and Trinity. Joan is survived by her loving sisters Lil “Babe” Bolokoski, Dianne (Brian) Knight, brother Jack (Ruth) James, sisters-in-law Kerri (Ross) Potvin, Cindy (Gordon) Rombough, brother-in-law Ken (Katie) Christensen, and many nieces and nephews.

Joan was predeceased by her parents George and Mary James, her sisters Bet (Mack) Westwood, and Marie (Ted) Pitt, her brother Fred (Rita) James, her sister-in-law Karen Brown, and her brother-in-law Bill (Donna) Christensen.

A memorial celebration of Joan’s life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday July 22, 2017, at THE MIZ CITY CHURCH, 1303 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB.

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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of PATRICIA ANN CHRISTIANSEN, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Robert (Vivian) Davis, nephew Wesley (Dianne) Davis, niece Lori (Darren) Duplessis, great-nieces Erin and Leah Davis and great-nephews Jordan and Braden Duplessis.

Patricia was predeceased by both her parents Robert and Sybil Davis (nee Simpson).

Patricia will be dearly missed by her loving friends and extended family.

Many thanks to the staff at the Milk River Health Centre for all the great care provided to Patricia during her years of residency there. Also, thank you to the staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care given to Patricia during her final days.

A Celebration of Patricia’s Life will be held at the RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP, 401 Main Street, Milk River, AB, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Keith Dangerfield officiating.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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Mrs. Johanna Hofman

1923 – 2017

Johanna Helena (Hannie) Hofman nee Radius 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 adult children Marina (Larry), Elea and Larissa in Toronto, Carolyn Sutton and her adult son, Matthew (Sarah) in Coalhurst and their kids Paige, Cedar, Adele and Eleanor; Harmen (Rhona) in Creston, BC and their adult children 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 on Wednesday July 19 at 1:30 PM. at Westside Community Church, 480 McMaster Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Johanna’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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April 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.

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.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Church.

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


CODY ALLAN JAMES PFEIFFER, October 28, 1991 – July 10, 2017. Cody was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was raised in Barons and the Picture Butte area.

Cody: you were tragically taken from us and from this world too soon. We will remember your big beautiful smile forever and your caring heart will live on. You are sadly missed and forever loved. Your heart was too big for this world – Rest In Paradise.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Cody to be announced at a later date.

We would like to thank family, friends and everyone for their love, compassion and support.

WOBICK, Marvin Robert

July 23, 1925 – July 12, 2017

Marvin Robert Wobick passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at South Health Campus in Calgary at age 91. He was born in Warner, South Dakota to Robert and Mary (Grohnke) Wobick. They moved to Barons in 1927 to farm in the district. Marv was a very hard worker and a man of many talents. He drove semi in the states, worked at a tire factory, built his own house, climbed telephone poles in stormy weather; but he was always committed to farming from well before sunrise to well after sundown. Marvin met his perfect mate in 1949, Alice Huff from Shaughnessy. Alice and Marvin were married March 29, 1950 and lived in a cute little bunk house on his parents land. They were blessed with three children; Brenda Lynn, Patricia Dawn and their favourite, a son Kevin Robert. In 1963, Marv finished building his house and they moved in. Marv also loved to curl and did so into his eighties and golfed up until last year.

Marvin is survived by his son Kevin (Donna); grandsons Jason (Michelle), Jordan Wobick, Robert McPherson and Lindsey McPherson; great- grandchildren Kenna (Wobick) Demaere, Klara and Brady Wobick, Bryan and Amara McPherson; his sister Beverly Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by the love of his life, wife Alice; daughters Brenda and Patty; grandson Jared Wobick; his mother and father; and older sister Arlowene Steedman.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Claresholm Cemetery for family and friends. Following the Graveside Service, family and friends are welcome to join in a time of fellowship at the Claresholm Community (North) Hall (5920-8th Street West, Claresholm). In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial donations for Marvin can be made to the Claresholm & District Health Foundation (P.O. Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0), or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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