By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 25, 2018.
1933 – 2018
Dorothy Baldrey of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late James Baldrey, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the age of 85 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday October 26, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge AB.
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Nita Correia 1930 – 2018 Antonieta Satira G. Correia (nee Ferros), beloved wife of Custa Correia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends in Taber on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Besides her loving husband Custa, she is survived by their two daughters, Joy and her husband Kerry Webb of Edmonton and Louise and her husband Richard Sobsey of Edmonton; grandchildren Connie and David Sobsey and Phil Correia-Webb. She is also survived by her siblings Sister M. Eulalia of the Apostolic Camelites, Patna, India, Aurelia (Mark) Mendes of London, England, Angelica (Mike) Fernandes of Perth, W. Australia, Peter (Clara) Ferros of Taber and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Constance May Correia; grandson Benjamin Correia-Webb; parents Mary (nee DeSouza) and Felipe Ferros; brother Stephen Ferros. Nita was born in Zanzibar, E. Africa on January 12, 1930. She completed her primary and secondary education at Convent School, in Belgaum, India. She received a B.A. of Karnatak from the University of India, a B.Ed. from the Karnatak University of India and a B.Ed. from the University of Lethbridge. Nita married Constantine Correia on December 28, 1959 in Mombasa, Kenya. Nita taught primary classes at Arab Girls School, Mombasa, Kenya (1954 – 1965), St. Mary’s Residential School, Cardston (1966 – 1969), St. Patrick’s School, Taber (1969 – 1970) and at the Blood and Peigan reserves in the federal schools (1971 – 1995) at Leverne, Standoff and Brockett. Nita was a pillar of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. She founded Sunday school, helped revive the Catholic Women’s League when it was defunct, made rosaries for the mission and established a scholarship for the best religion student at St. Mary’s School. Nita enjoyed her family, cooking East Indian cuisine, flower gardening, travelling and a variety of needle crafts. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Nita’s name may be made directly to Oblate Missions, PO Box 659432, San Antonio, Texas 78265-9432 (http://www.oblatemissions.org). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
DEBRA “DEBBIE” ENANDER, beloved wife of the late Jon Enander, passed away peacefully and with family at her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the age of 64 years.
She is the loving mother of Kristin & Jerrad Shell, and Nana to their two sons, Ian and Kevin.
She was predeceased by her husband Jon, son Michael and parents Joyce and Jim Berry.
Debbie was born in Lethbridge and spent her life here. In the early days, she worked at the Campbell Clinic and Sears in Lethbridge before beginning her 31 year career as an audio technician for Alberta Health Services.
Debbie was the most generous and compassionate person you could imagine. She showed a genuine kindness to anyone that had the pleasure to know or talk to her. She was someone that would listen intently and try to help without any judgment or focus on herself. Debbie had a servant’s heart and this was especially evident at any event she was involved with. Regardless of the circumstance, there was no way that under her watch, someone would not be taken care of or fully fed.
She loved working with children at AHS and was always diligent to make sure she did not run out of suckers to give away. She would frequently talk about the cute babies she saw, especially twins. One of her greatest joys at work patiently waited for, was to do a hearing test on her own twin grandboys Ian & Kevin.
Once her daughter’s twins arrived, Nana Debbie was in her element. She would drop everything to lend a quick hand or take a full shift with the kids so mom and dad could get a few hours of sleep. She loved blessing the boys, they are stocked up on toys for the next several years!
She enjoyed cooking and spending time with family above all else. Her recipe collection is second to none and each one is carefully adjusted with her personal touch. Double the sauce anyone?
Debbie was a very important part of her family’s life and she will be dearly missed, especially by those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.
A Celebration of Debbie’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, 90 – 550 Wt Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating.
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Austin Jorgensen 1932 – 2018 Harry Austin Jorgensen, beloved husband of Edith Jorgensen, passed away in Coaldale on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 86 years. The Burial Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to Celebrate Austin’s life at the Sandman Signature Hotel (Lethbridge Lodge), 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, October 26, 2018 between 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Austin will be lovingly remembered by his wife Edith; children John (Marj) Jorgensen of Retlaw and their children Alyson (Andy) Harms, Bradley; Jan (Tom) Hudson of Lethbridge, Terry (Debbie) Jorgensen of Lethbridge, Kevin (Lea) Jorgensen of Turin and their children Samantha and Colin Jorgensen; Michele (Rick) Thompson of Calgary and their son Kayle. He will also be missed by his siblings Marie Walters, Goldi (Andy) Martin, Linda Goodman and Diane (Eric) Schmidt; brother-in-law Wayne Wahlquist. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Kirstine Jorgensen; sisters Virginia Jorgensen, Loretta Jorgensen, Erna Powell, Elsie Wahlquist and Olga Dawson; brothers-in-law Kurt Walters, Ray Goodman, Royal Powell and John Dawson. Austin was born to Anders Peter and Maren Kirstine Jorgensen on August 2, 1932 in Iron Springs, Alberta. He married Edith Connor on July 24, 1953. Austin and Edith began raising their family of five shortly there after. They took over the family farm in 1963 until 2011. They sold the farm at that time, but the sale included the opportunity to continue to live there enjoying their big garden and watching the changes that evolved in the homestead. In 2017, they moved to Coaldale. Austin loved spending time with his family and enjoyed farming, fishing, wood working, carving and gardening. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Austin’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (http://www.heartandstroke.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
1931 – 2018
Jerry Kuryvial, beloved husband of Tess Kuryvial, passed away in Taber on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Jerry is survived by his wife Tess; children Darrell (Joanne) Kuryvial of Taber, Randall (Michelle) Kuryvial of Victoria, British Columbia, Mark (Kori) Kuryvial of Cranford, Michele (Shane) Garford of Stony Plain and Trevor (Jacquie) Kuryvial of Shuswap Lake, British Columbia; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Miles (Doreen) Kuryvial and brother-in-law Gaston (Lillian) Tessier.
He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Anna Kuryvial; in-laws Eugene and Aurora Tessier.
Jerry was born on April 19, 1931 in Jamieson (now Cranford) to Steve and Anna Kuryvial. He grew up in Cranford, graduated high school in Taber and then went on to graduate from Olds Agricultural College. Jerry met Tess at a “religious function” in Sweetgrass, Montana and they were married a couple of years later on November 24, 1956. They spent their early years farming and raising their five children. Together they enjoyed years of travel, curling and golf as well as many winters down south with their “snowbird” friends. Jerry was most proud of his ever growing family and the time he was able to spend with them all.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
RALPH JAMES LLOYD, beloved husband of Grace Lloyd of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, October 19th, 2018, at the age of 82 years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
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1947 – 2018
Mrs. Linda Joyce Osko nee Challenger of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kazimierz “Kaz” Osko, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the age of 70 years. Linda was born in the Lethbridge Galt Hospital on December 26, 1947 to Victor and Bernice Challenger. She lived in Lethbridge where she met her husband Kaz while drag racing on Mayor Magrath Drive and they were later married in 1969. Linda enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, watching movies, embroidery, going out to eat, shopping, and crafts. She loved spending time with her grand-daughter Grayson and she was always there to help her daughters and grand-daughter with anything they needed. She had a special love for animals and spent the last 6 years of her life caring for her cat, Mack. “Her presence in their lives will be missed with great sadness.” Linda is survived by her daughters Sherry (Lloyd) Dieser, Brandy Osko; mother-in-law Lucyna Osko; grandchild Grayson Dieser; brothers Allan (Shirley) Challenger, Tom Challenger; half bother Willy (Bernadette) Arndt; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Besides her loving husband Kazimierz “Kaz” Osko, Linda was predeceased by her parents Victor Challenger and Bernice Arndt; daughter Brenda Osko; grandson Shai Dieser, stepfather Bert Arndt and father-in-law Marian Osko. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday, October 26, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Last Chance Cat Ranch, PO Box 30025 Park Place, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4X3.
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KENDALL WAYNE THOMPSON, beloved husband of Jan Thompson, passed away in Lethbridge, AB on October 21, 2018 at the age of 69 years.
Ken is also survived by his mother Eva Thompson; brother, Mike (Carol) Thompson and family; sisters, Linda and family, Cheri and family. He is also survived by his daughters, Ginger (Rod), Melody (Scott), Robin. His grandchildren, Cody (Jenny), Christine (Nate), Chantell (Wayne), Kelsey (Dami), Dusty (Amy), Shaylee, Kenadee (Tyler), Brayden (Stevie). He is also survived by 8 great grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by everyone. He was the most caring kind smart man.
The Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment in the Cardston Cemetery.
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1961 – 2018
Mr. John Voogel passed away in Lethbridge AB, on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the age of 57 years. John Theodore was born in Brampton, Ontario on June 6, 1961. At the age of 15, John left home and made his way West. From there John forged an impressive career eventually finding his niche with the Ledcor Group. John was a strong leader, mentor and an innovative team member. John embodied the expression “Self-Made Man”. When John was twenty, he met his future bride Marian Stoffer. They were married in 1990 and had two amazing children Justin and Sydney (Noah Gapp). They will truly miss his guidance and strength. John had an immensely tight bond with his immediate family. They worked hard, played hard and enjoyed traveling together. Along with his loving wife and children, left to mourn the loss of this strong, supportive son, brother and uncle are Marian’s siblings and their families; Henka (Curt) Campbell, Hennie (Terry) Webster, Jane (Wally) McGarty and Hank (Tara) Stoffer. John was predeceased by his brother-in-law Gary (Gill) Stoffer. John’s family in Ontario also mourning his loss include his parents Bob and Shirley Voogel; his three brothers Roy (Patricia), Bruce (Kim) and Brian (Paula) and their extended families. Additionally, mourning the loss of this amazing man are his friends and coworkers. There are too many to name; but you know who you are and what John meant to each of you and what you meant to John. John passed away after a brief but hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in John’s memory be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada 36 Eglinton Ave W #508, Toronto, ON M4R 1A1. Also, a donation box will be available at the venue for John’s Celebration of Life. A Celebration of Life to honor John Theodore Voogel will be held between 1:00PM and 5:00PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the SANDMAN SIGNATURE (LETHBRIDGE LODGE), ASPEN ROOM, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B4. The family hopes you are able to join them to celebrate the life of a great man gone too soon.
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