January 17th, 2021

MONDAY, August 13, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 13, 2018.

Gertruda Bos

1936 – 2018

Mrs. Gertruda (Truus) Bos of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Marinus Bos, passed away at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Condolences will be held between 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Monday, August 13, 2018 D.V. at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 D.V. at BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, 6 Eastman Rd, Monarch, AB, with Pastor Eric Moerdyk, officiant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 92056 Highway 845, Coaldale, AB T1M 1N1 or http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca

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NORAH HOFFORTH, beloved wife of the late Felix Hofforth, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Center on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the age of 97 years.

Norah is survived by her cousin Eileen Stowers of Northland, New Zealand, One sister-in-law Nona Sekurka of Portland, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was born and grew up in Warnham, West Sussex, England. She joined the Women’s Land Army in 1941, during the second world war, this is when she met Felix and together they were married in England thereafter. Felix returned to Foremost and Norah followed seven months later, an English war bride. They farmed together at the family homestead until 1968, eventually retiring in Lethbridge.

Norah was active in the Anglican Church, Royal Purple and the Senior’s Club. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and playing bridge and crib. Norah loved spending time with family and friends.

Thank you to the doctors and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Dr. D. Meller and the staff at the Edith Cavell Care Center and particularly the staff at the View for the care given to Norah. A special thank you to Bernadette and Harold Norlin for their unending care and attention to Norah over the last eleven years.

A Private Family Ceremony will take place at a later date at the family farm, at which time Norah’s cremated remains will be spread with her late husband Felix.

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Elisabeth Velthuis

1942 – 2018

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of our dear wife, mother, oma and sister Elisabeth Maria (Bep) Velthuis, nee Hayes. Elisabeth (Bep) was born on January 12, 1942 in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. On March 2, 1966 she married Berend Wicher Velthuis and immigrated to Canada in 1976 with 4 children. They were blessed with 4 more children in Canada.

She loved spending time with her dear children and later also her grandchildren. She leaves behind her dear husband Ben and children Pieter (Ana), Ralph, Alice, Bert, Janet (Ed), Elisabeth, Hanna (Kelsey) and David (Alisha), and also 25 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is survived by her brothers Gerrit (Ria), Anne (Greet), Kees (Wilma), sisters in law Pia, Gea (Mans), and Ben’s family, Thea (Henk) Bruining, Johanna de Weerd, Ali (Gerrit) Beukers and Roelof (Gonnie) Velthuis. Bep was predeceased by her parents Roel and Jannetje Hayes, parents in law Pieter and Aaltje Velthuis, her brothers Theo, Henk and Ties, and sister Corrie Hayes. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters in law Jan and Corrie Velthuis, Henk de Weerd, Joop and Pieterke Borchart, and Johan Slingerland.

Condolences will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 601 3A St., Picture Butte, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION in Picture Butte with Rev. H.D. den Hollander, officiating. Interment to follow in the Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, 701 3A St. S., Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0

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