January 17th, 2021

MONDAY, December 10, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 10, 2018.

Ken Newinger

1954 – 2018

Mr. Ken Newinger, beloved husband of Mrs. Joanne Newinger, passed away at home on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the age of 64 years.

Party arrangements to be announced when completed.

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THOMES WILLIAM BRADLEY JOSEPH PASTACHAK, beloved husband of Melissa Pastachak, of Coalhurst, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 37 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay your respect at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with cremation to follow.

A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HALL, 1511- St. Edward’s Blvd. N. Lethbridge on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with a reception to follow.

Those who wish to make donations to assist with funeral costs may do so at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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MRS. JACOBA “COKI” HELENA GERTRUDE RIEFSNYDER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

Coki is survived by her family: niece Helene Darcel, great-nieces Victoria Darcel & Miranda (Considine) in Canada, Thea Ekker, Saskia, Jan Paul and Dick van der Pas (cousins) and others in the Netherlands, England and Australia.

She was predeceased by husband Henry Riefsnyder, parents Horatio Goldsmith & Helena (Van der Pas) Goldsmith, sister Sonja Darcel, nephew Paul Darcel, cousin Wim, cousin Joyce, & others in England & the Netherlands.

Coki lived in Britain and Holland, and served in the military in her earlier years. She was a character and a half, having a wonderfully unique sense of humour and a quick wit. She loved her cats dearly, and enjoyed travelling. Coki confessed Christ as her savior at College Drive Community Church and was baptized in her 80’s. She will be missed.

Thank you to the staff of the Good Samaritan Society- West Highland Centre and Quality Care for all their years of love & care.

A Funeral Service will be at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor John Moerman officiating.

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EIVIND TROCKSTAD, beloved husband of the late Jessie Trockstad (nee Martin), passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the age of 83 years.

Eivind’s memory will continue to be cherished by his children: Linda Campbell (Bart Greenway), Wayne (Carmen) Trockstad, Gary Trockstad; his Grandchildren: Chad (Alicia), Courtney (Matt), Melissa (Evan), Selina and Tanner; Great grandchildren: Treyson, Drew and Chloe.

Besides his loving wife of 58 years, Jessie, Eivind was predeceased by his parents Alf and Janet Trockstad.

Eivind was born in Lethbridge, Alberta at the old Galt Hospital on May 22, 1935. Eivind met Jessie in their early school years and stayed together until finishing school and moving to Edmonton where Eivind joined the Canadian Air Force. Together they moved to the Northwest Territories, where Eivind worked for the Ministry of Transport as a heavy equipment operator. There, Jessie and Eivind started their family and welcomed their first child in 1957. In 1975, their family moved back to Lethbridge, where Eivind worked the remainder of his 35 year career for the ministry of transport.

Eivind’s love for curling started after his move to the Northwest Territiories and continued throughout his life. You could always find Eivind watching curling as he always enjoyed a good curling match.

The highlights of the last couple of years for Eivind was being reunited with his great-grandson and walking his grand-daughter, Melissa down the aisle this past summer.

Eivind will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his “Pop’s Pub Crew” who fondly knew him as “Grandpa”.

As per Eivind’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will take place. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Eivind, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation – 119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6 or to Alberta Child Find – 110, 105 12 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1A1.

“E.T. Has Gone Home”

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