January 15th, 2021

Saturday July 29th, 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 31, 2017.


GLENN LEROY ANDERSON, beloved husband of 54 years to Pat Anderson of Lethbridge, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 77 years from the terrible disease of pulmonary fibrosis as a non-smoker.

He is the loving father of Linda Anderson and Michael (Sabine) Anderson. He will be remembered by his sisters, Doreen Trapp, Gladys Christensen, Janette (Perry) Porter and Jolayne (Doug) Lyons and his brothers, Lloyd (Gill) Anderson and Plenny (Betty) Anderson as well as sisters-in-law Barbara Anderson and Sandi (Luell) Perrett, aunts Lucille Leavitt and Martha Silsbe, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is lovingly remembered by his granddaughter Heidi DeHeer, and great grandchildren, Tyler (Daija), Mackenzie and Riley DeHeer and grandson Randy Sera.

Glenn was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Anderson, granddaughter Shannon Sera, parents Lydia and Clarence Anderson and brothers-in-law Lloyd Trapp and Skeez Christensen.

Dad was always a farmer at heart and had the earliest green and best looking lawn in the city. He loved going camping each year with Mum hauling the “big rig” trailer around Southern Alberta, BC and the U.S. He enjoyed putting up the new addition to the Christmas lights Mum bought each year and made sure Linda had lights up on her house each year. Dad was always tinkering with his electronics in the house, reconfiguring his TV set up; figuring out the new component and creating many DVD slideshows of birthday party photos along with the inspiring music. Dad would never want to miss the Wednesday morning council coffee meeting, solving all the problems in the world. He loved his desserts, passing along the “Cookie Monster” trait to Michael. He loved his country music and played it so much that it almost drove us crazy. He was able to spend some great time in Arizona with Mum, Michael and Sabine before the awful disease took over. He loved to puppy sit Elmo, Einstein and Abey any chance he got. Right to the end, he tried to help Michael with the new deck boards and Linda with her yard work. We all love and deeply miss Dad.

A Graveside Service will be held at ARCHMOUNT CEMETERY, 2710 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.

A Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Flowers are graciously declined. In memory of our Dad and his favourite dogs, Elmo, Einstein and Abey, please donate your time or make a donation to the Lethbridge Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 5E9.

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

DOMEIER, Gordon Charles

August 13, 1939 – July 16, 2017

Gordon “Mic” Domeier died peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Surrey, BC with his family holding his hand. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Noreen, 3 children: Eric (Ronda), Lisa Domeier Suarez (Jesus), and Allison Patterson (Chris), 3 grandchildren: Simon, Carmen, and Madeline, and special cousins Sharon Pierzchala and Donna Stevenson.

Known as Mickey, he was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on August 13th, 1939, the only child to Charles & Beth Domeier. He spent many happy hours on the Stevenson family farm in Coaldale.

Gord was a Professional Engineer with degrees from UofA and UBC.

Gord enjoyed woodworking, reading, learning, and activities with Colebrook United Church.

In later years, when dementia began to take its toll, he was cared for by Noreen and finally Zion Park Manor.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday, August 13 at 1 pm at Colebrook United Church, 5441-125A St. Surrey, BC V3X 1W4, 604-596-2412.


“Well done, My good and faithful servant… enter into the

joy of your Lord”.

CHRISTOPHER “CHRIS” TERENCE DYCK, of Coaldale, AB, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father in the late afternoon of Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the age of 38 years. Chris passed away suddenly and swiftly as a result of a tragic farm accident.

Left to mourn and cherish his memory is his devoted soulmate, and best friend, Sheri; his loving parents Terry and Hilda; his precious sister Allison Rempel, Ty, Brielle, and Crew. Chris was a son, brother and uncle to his Houweling family: parents Brian and Alice; Tim and Julie, Kellie, Haleigh; Christopher Brown; Greta and Ian Duncan, Makenna and Kinsey; Jason and Linsay, Aiden, Ava; Len and Krista, Alicia, Tayah, Jordan, and Landon. Also left to mourn are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Christopher was predeceased by his grandparents Frank and Mildred Dyck, Jacob and Anna Guenther, uncles Ed Guenther and Dallas Dyck, aunts Velma Guenther and Linda Guenther.

Chris was born on July 18, 1979 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan to Terence and Hilda. He was raised on a grain farm near Drake, SK. His passion for farming was evident from a very young age.

Interment service for family and close friends will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

A Celebration of Chris’ Life will be held at the TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. with Dr. Nigel Wheeler officiating. Babysitting will be provided.

In memory of Chris, memorial gifts may be given to Power To Change Ministries (Athletes in Action), 20385 – 64 Avenue, Langley, B.C., V2Y 1N5, https://secure.powertochange.org/p-420-athlets-in-action.aspx

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

Dylan Leader

1995 – 2017

Mr. Dylan Leader of Lethbridge passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 21 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Winnifred Miriam Gibson passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 in Medicine Hat at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Dave Gibson; her daughter, Diane McCormack; son-in-law, Albert McCormack; her son, David James Gibson; her parents; and her siblings. Winnifred is survived by six grandchildren, Paige (Desmond) Pinder, Todd (Ting) Burns, Tim Burns, Erin (Reid) Paquette, CJ Gibson, and Christopher Gibson; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Family Interment will take place in ARCHMOUNT MEMORIAL GARDENS, 2710 Westside Drive West, Lethbridge, on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A social for family and friends will follow at the Lethbridge Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge. Memorial gifts in Winnifred’s memory may be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, MacKenzie Drugs Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1, or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, #201, 770 – 6th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Winnifred Gibson.

Funeral arrangements are

entrusted to


Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.

Henry “Hank” Harbers

1936 – 2017

Hank Harbers, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, was suddenly called home to his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 80 years. He passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge just seven days short of his 81st birthday. Hank was a loving husband to Tina for 56 years and a kind and generous father / father-in-law to Peter and his wife Lora and to Stan and his wife Grace. He was a caring grandfather to Melissa (Shane), Bryce, Janelle (Darcy), Alex, Trevor (Julie) and Danielle (David) and a proud great grandfather to Hudson, Sophia, Ava-Lynn, Levi and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Bernice (Allen) Huxley of Three Hills, sister-in-law Hilgonda Harbers of Monarch, brother-in-law Jake (Pauline) Applehof of Lethbridge, sister-in-law Grace (Marvin) Tolley of Lethbridge, numerous nephews and nieces and many dear friends. Hank was preceded in death by his daughters Patricia in 1963 and Denise in 1989, his parents Gerrit and Dora, his brothers Peter and John, his sister Gertie, his brother-in-law John Hofman, and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harry and Anola Appelhof. Hank was born in 1936 and was raised in the Monarch / Nobleford area. He was a hard-working farm boy who spent the first 74 years of his life on the farm. Hank loved the farm with all of its challenges and rewards, from raising a family to raising grain, hay, sugar beets, cows, horses, chickens, pigs and even buffalo. He loved to play fastpitch softball where he was known for his legendary windmill pitch. Hank was often a surrogate father to some “young-us” who had gone astray, parenting them back into the graces of society. He was happiest when he was helping others. He and Tina eventually moved to Lethbridge in 2010, where they enjoyed semi-retirement with family, friends and travel. Hank was not only a big man in stature, but he also had a big heart and even bigger hugs to give. His size was only overshadowed by his love for his Lord and Savior, his love for his family, and the joy and fellowship he received from his church family. Hank will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Cameron Fraser officiating. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at MARANATHA REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating.

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

Margaret Hopkins
1933 – 2017
Margaret Loressa Hopkins, beloved wife of Jack Hopkins, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 84 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Burdett Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friend’s so desire, memorial tribute’s in Margaret’s name may be made directly to HALO Rescue, #12, 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G4 (http://www.halorescue.ca).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Johanna “Anne” Starrenburg

1931 – 2017

Mrs. Johanna “Annie” Starrenburg of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gerrit Starrenburg passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Mr. Fredrick “Fred” Ginther

1961 – 2017

Fredrick John Ginther of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2017 at the age of 56 years. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 610 – 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, followed by a celebration of life reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive S., Lethbridge, AB.

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It is with sadness we announce MARK NORTON PASSEY passed away peacefully at the age of 84 in Prince George, BC on July 27, 2017 after losing his struggle with cancer. Mark was born on February 27, 1933 in Magrath, Alberta, the youngest of 7 children. Mark worked on the family dairy before joining the US Air force where he was stationed at several locations across the United States and England. Upon returning home to Magrath he married Maria Passey and settled down to raise their ‘yours, mine and ours family’. Mark was an Electrician by trade and oversaw the wiring of many buildings in Alberta. He was known as a very hard worker and took pride in a job well done. In later years, he designed and built the Covered Wagon RV Park, which he then ran for 21 years alongside Maria. Mark enjoyed interacting with their guests, taking the children for wagon rides, and showing off his antique collection. Mark enjoyed showing his horses in the early years alongside his kids, and passing on his horse training techniques. He loved to drive and cut hay with his mules, and enjoyed building wagon wheels at the Remington Carriage Centre. His last project was restoring an 1860’s chuck wagon, which he then drove in several parades. Mark is survived by his brother Ron (Jean) Passey, daughters Addie (Don) Sorkilmo of Long View, AB, Heidi (Frank) Swan of Drayton Valley, AB, Joanne (Bruce) Chatterton of Calgary, AB, sons Kevin (Deanne) Passey of Fort St John, BC, Quint (Rose) Passey of New Serepta, AB, Derrick (Becky) Passey of Prince George, BC. 18 grandchildren, great grandchildren and special friend and neighbor, Frances Woollard. Mark was predeceased by his loving wife Maria Passey, Jayne (Luke) Ouellette, his parents Bill and Myrtle Passey, his brothers Garth and Glenn, and sisters LaDean, Ruth, and Arlene. Friends may meet the family at the CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A Graveside Service will follow at the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB at 1:00 PM.


1948 – 2017

MR. MELVIN “MEL” ALLEN STOVEL, loving husband to Mary-Claire Stovel, passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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