January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, November 8, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 8, 2018.


DENNIS WAYNE KAUPP, beloved husband of Sandie Kaupp of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his children, Braeden (Janiel MacLeod and her daughter, Teana) of Lethbridge, Cody (Lindsey) of Ponoka & Adam (Shaelynn Allonby) of Lethbridge, as well as his grandchildren, Reesa, Jessica & Kara. He is also survived by his siblings, Terry, Sue, Ron (Bonnie) of Grande Prairie, Ken, Joanne (Bryan) Sorensen, Rita, Greg (Karen) of Airdrie and Mike as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and valued friends.

Dennis was born on August 2, 1959 and was the sixth child of Clem & Frances Kaupp. His childhood years were spent with his parents, five brothers and three sisters on the family farm in Raymond. When Dennis was nine years old, he and his family moved to Lethbridge. He attended Catholic Central High School and was a proud member of the Cougar football team. Following graduation, he played football with the Medicine Hat Rattlers.

From Medicine Hat, Dennis became a member of the truck driving community where he was an owner/operator before driving for Robyn’s Trucking and Pokolm Trucking until his passing.

Family was the center of Dennis’ life. He was a Boy Scout leader during his sons’ Beaver, Cubs and Scout years. He also curled with the ANAF Family Curling and assisted in coaching Lethbridge Lions football team. Many summer weekends over the years were spent with family and friends waterskiing at Tommy’s Bay or camping elsewhere. Dennis hosted many events with his family and friends, including holiday dinners and sausage-making.

Dennis’ courageous battle with cancer was admired and respected by his loved ones. He had a huge heart and generous spirit and would help anyone even before they asked. His ability to bring family and friends together will be remembered. He was a loyal friend to many and will be dearly missed.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held at the COAST HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE – CONTINENTAL BALLROOM, 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. with a program beginning at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre c/o Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2N4.

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

Lena Klassen

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Lena Klassen (nee; Derksen) of Coaldale, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Mr. Peter Klassen, passed away at Coaldale Health Centre on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 STREET Coaldale.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Thursday November 8, 2018 at COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 STREET, Coaldale, with Pastor Kevin Peters Unrau officiating.

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

MACKENZIE, Margaret Elizabeth

1946 – 2018

Margaret Elizabeth MacKenzie, 71, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the company of her three daughters. Margaret is survived by her three brothers, one sister, three daughters, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews and numerous extended families. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at LEYDEN’S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) at 11:30 a.m.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by

visiting leydens.com

Jane Pargeter

1956 – 2018

Ms. Jane Pargeter of Coleman, Alberta, beloved spouse of Mr. Lester Anderson passed away at Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the age of 62 years. A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held at 11:00AM, Thursday, November 8, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge.

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


Revelation 2:10b

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.

GERARDUS “GERRY” SCHALK passed peacefully into glory on November 5, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Jenny (Westra) who preceded him on December 14, 2010. He was loved by his children Peter (Trudy), Stan (Crystal), Larry (Jeanette) and Patricia (Leo Ludwig); 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; his siblings Corrie van Steensel, Mary Miedema, Arie (Dienie), Peter (Henny), Joe (Shirley), John (Leny), sister-in-law Florence, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his infant son, Richard, brother Casey, and brothers-in-law John and Bill.

Gerry was born on June 27, 1933 in The Haarlemmermeer, Holland and immigrated to Lethbridge with his family in 1951. Married on April 12, 1955, Gerry and Jenny celebrated 55 years together. He moved his young family to Cranbrook, BC in 1966 and owned and operated Kootenay Wholesale Ltd for 30 years. Known for his friendly, hospitable nature and deep faith in his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Gerry was actively involved in the Knox Presbyterian Church for 50 years, and worked with refugees and Friendship Ministries. A life-long student of the Bible, he was an inspiration and example for all who knew him. In 2016 he moved to Elim Village in Lethbridge.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

A Memorial Service will be held at WESTMINSTER CHAPEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 329 – 19th Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 3K3, on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ian Crooks officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry’s name to the Westminster Chapel Presbyterian Church.

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


GARY ROBERT TRENHOLM, May 7, 1945 to November 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Trenholm announce his passing on November 2, 2018. Gary left this world surrounded by his immediate family, sister Bonnie Forster (nee Trenholm), brothers Greg and Brian Trenholm, brother-in-law Don Forster and nephew Michael Forster, at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

Gary is also survived by his daughter Crystal Trenholm of Calgary, a sister Elizabeth (Dave) Drader of Sherwood Park and numerous nieces and nephews.

To honor Gary’s final wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. A private family gathering will be held.

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