October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, December 29, 2018


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 31, 2018.

Johnny Amlin

1922 – 2018

Johnny Amlin, beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away in his sleep on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Johnny was predeceased by his wife Edna; grandson Grant and his great-granddaughter Maddy. Besides his loving wife Lillian and his 3 children Marvin, Eleanor and Dianne, Johnny is survived by his grandchildren Nadine, Nikki, Lindsey, Grady; great-grandchildren Ben, Jessie, Avery, Anna, Jonnie, Braedon, Dane and Kiara. Johnny “Dad” was a man of great faith and was an example of compassion, grace and kindness. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him knew of his love of life and laughter. Even though our hearts are hurting, the love and joy you gave will be with us till we meet again. A Celebration of Johnny’s “Dad’s” Life will be held in the spring of 2019 and details will be announced when competed. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


ARISMAN

EIRA PATRICIA MARY ARISMAN, beloved wife of Stephen Arisman of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Berg

Magdalena Berg (née Lang) passed away peacefully on December 19, 2018 at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, AB at the age of 90 years. Magdalena was born on August 3, 1928 in Yugoslavia, in the German settlement of Neu-Pasua (Nova Pazova), to Adam and Magdalena Lang. She had a happy childhood, but in 1944 during World War 2 her family and the rest of the German inhabitants of Neu-Pasua were forced to evacuate their homes and flee to Austria. Magdalena’s father and older brother Adam were killed during this time, but she, her mother, and her little brother Herbert continued their journey from Austria to Hungary, and eventually to safety in Germany where they were reunited with her brother, Tony. They arrived in Karlsruhe, Germany in March 1946 and for the first time in years she felt safe and free. On her second day in a refugee camp near Karlsruhe, Magdalena met her future husband John Berg. John and Magdalena were married on October 25, 1947. They immigrated to Canada with their infant son John in 1949, settling in Coaldale, Alberta. Together, they rebuilt their lives and added six more children to their family. They lived in Coaldale until their passing. Magdalena was a member of the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church where she served and worshipped faithfully for many years. Magdalena is survived by her large and loving family. Her children John (Rolly) Berg, Edmund Berg, Esther (Allan) Friesen, Ruth (Ray) Braun, Wanda (Arno) Doerksen, Clemence Berg, and her son in law Ronald (Linda) Clark. She also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren Magdalena was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, John Berg, as well as her eldest daughter Velma Clark, her son in law David Quapp, and her great-granddaughter Madison Rose Doerksen. Magdalena was a warm, kind, loving, prayerful, and strong woman of deep faith. She will be dearly missed by her family. Magdalena’s family would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Dr. John Geers and Dr. Justin Steed for their dedicated care of our Mom. We would also like to thank the staff of the Sunny South Lodge for the kindness, compassion, and care that Mom received there. The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, 2114 18 Street, Coaldale, AB with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


BISHOFF

January 14, 1933 – December 21, 2018

GEORGE EUGENE BISHOFF passed away in Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 21, 2018, at the age of 85 years.

He is survived by his children Mark (Brenda), Guy (Joyce), Tim (Christine) and Jackie (Norm); nine grandchildren, Kendra (Levi), Tanya, Mitchell, Fraser, Cole, Garrett, Spencer, Campbell and Madison, as well as two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Isaac. He is also survived by his siblings Gerald, Garry, Mary Elaine, Leonard, Margaret and their families.

Dad was predeceased by his wife Peggy and his parents Leonard & Anna Mary.

Dad was born January 14th, 1933 on the family farm in Mendham, Saskatchewan. At the age of about six, he moved with his parents to their new farm in Acadia Valley, Alberta. From there, Dad attended the country school, west of the farm as well as the Warren Peers School in Acadia Valley. Once grade school was completed, he attended college at St. Thomas College in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

In the years following college, Dad worked for the Toronto Dominion Bank, both in Oyen, Alberta as well as Smiley, Saskatchewan. It was in Smiley where Dad met the love of his life, Peggy Montgomery, where they

both worked at the Toronto Dominion Bank as tellers. They were married February 16th, 1957 in Acadia Valley, Alberta, and it was there they started their family. At this point, Dad had several jobs, and in the summer of 1967, our family moved to Oyen where Mom & Dad had several businesses which included a Sears catalogue store and a bus route as well as farming our land in Acadia Valley. In the summer of 1998, Mom & Dad retired to Lethbridge where they lived until their passing.

Dad was passionate about his family. He loved his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved animals of all kinds. Dad loved to work on the farm, build & fly airplanes, restore old cars and was passionate about playing music.

He was a hard worker and taught us his work ethic and the important things we needed to know in life.

Dad was a gentleman and a gentle man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A special thank you to the staff of Fairmont Extendicare for the care and kindness shown to Dad for the past six years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Roque Pereira celebrating.

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


BOSCH LAMBERTUS “BERT” BOSCH, beloved husband of Marlene Bosch, (nee Arthur), of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Bert’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

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BULPITT

beloved wife of Don Bulpitt, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

At Diane’s request, no formal funeral service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit

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BURKE

AMY LENORA BURKE, of Milk River, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Amy will be lovingly remembered by her children, Gordon (Elaine) Ross of Botha, AB, Tom (Bobbie) Ross of Warner, AB and Lana (Rick) Schock of Sunburst, MT, as well as seven grandsons and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Rodney Ross, and two grandsons.

Amy will be laid to rest with her parents at the Milk River Cemetery at a Private Interment in the spring of 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milk River Health Centre, Box 90, Milk River, AB T1K 1M0.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Harry Kuntz

1929 – 2018 

Hironymus Kuntz, beloved husband of Bette Kuntz, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 89 years. Harry is survived by his wife Bette; her children Karen Vandenbroek of Grassy Lake and Cindy Schleusener as well as two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Louise; brother-in-law Jack Sutherland; Bette’s siblings Evert (Janny) VandenBroek, Steve (Carol) VandenBroek, Jean (Sam) VandenBroek, Gerda (Bill) vanfsveld, John (Gerda) VandenBroek, Herman (Teri) VandenBroek, Ann (John) Doucette, Rose (Roy) Johnson and Chris Herschaap. He was predeceased by his parents Adam and Veronica Kuntz; siblings and their spouses Francis Kuntz, Henry (Louise) Kuntz, Teressa (Frank) Schmaltz, Rose (Al) Kunz, Frank (Hilda) Kuntz, Johnny Kuntz, Kay (Dick) Dykstra, Betty Sutherland, Jenny (Walley) Hercun, Tony (Loretta) Kuntz, Marg (Bob) Palmer and Adam (Julianna) Kuntz; Bette’s parents and her brother Steve VandenBroek. Harry was born to Adam and Veronica Kuntz on January 26, 1929 in Prelate, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm in Prelate, where he started farming (dryland) with them at age sixteen. After the passing of his parents, Harry along with his brother John, shared the family home and farmed together. At age fifty one, Harry Met Bette VandenBroek, whom he married on June 4, 1983. They moved to Medicine Hat and lived there until 2008, at which time they relocated to Taber where they have resided until the time of his passing. Harry will be missed by all as he was a very calm, happy and caring man. He was very generous and loving to Bette’s children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Harry will be remembered in private by his family and friends. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  The family wishes to thank the nurses, doctors and the emergency staff at the Taber Health Centre for the care given to Harry. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


MILFORD LEONA MILFORD passed away on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018. Cremation took place December 27th. By the request of Leona, no service or flowers. In memory of Leona please contribute to a charity of your choice.

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TANIGUCHI

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of CHRIS TANIGUCHI, who died peacefully in her sleep with family by her side, at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday December 24, 2018 at the age of 60 years.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Ryan Span & Cody (Ashley) Span of Raymond, grandchildren Ryland, Maysen & Olyvia, her son, Landon Span (Julie Johnson) of Taber and grandchildren Cole & Natalie Span.

Chris will be dearly missed by her sister Peggy (Don) Kenyon of Coaldale, nephews Jason (Kerri) Kenyon of New York, Kira & Carter, Jeremey (Larissa) Kenyon of Coaldale, Isabelle & Branson, Jamie (Jessica) Kenyon of Coaldale and Lucas & Gabriel, as well as her special friend, Christina Mooney of Imperial, SK and her dog, Nikki.

Chris was predeceased by her parents, Bill & June Taniguchi, aunts and uncles, Grace & Bunk Odagaki, Ruth & Gord Laurie, Sally & Yagi Kaga, Tom Kaga and Sammy Sameshima, cousins Keith Kaga, Carol Kaga and Craig Odagaki, as well as her grandparents on the Konno and Taniguchi side of the family.

Chris was born and raised in Taber. She moved to Imperial, SK where she lived for the past 12 years.

Chris was an avid golfer in her younger days, representing Alberta in the Junior Girls National Championship. She enjoyed teaching golf lessons and won many tournaments in Alberta. She was also an avid fisherman and loved nature. In the past 12 years of Chris’ life, she found herself at peace. She planted an amazing garden each year and would share the vegetables and raspberries she had harvested.

We would like to send a special thank you to Dr. John Geers of Coaldale for his excellent care, the nurses in Palliative Care for their kindness and caring and to all the family and friends that made numerous trips to

visit Chris. She enjoyed the visits greatly.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Lois Punton officiating.

If wished, donations to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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


Frances Wilson
1933 – 2018
 Frances Leona Wilson (nee Dumont), a longtime resident of Coaldale, passed away at the Sunny South Lodge with her family by her side on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the age of 85 years.
 A private service will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018. Burial to follow at the Coaldale Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Frances is survived by her children Randy (Lydia) Wilson of Coaldale and their children Shane and Blair; David Wilson of Taber and his children Keith, Kendra; Craig (Judy) Wilson of Coaldale and their children Laine and Hayden; Sharie (Gary) Gettman of Coaldale and their children Richard, Colin and Grant; Kim (Jacen) Abrey of Coaldale and their children Kandace, Darcee, Raegan and Kaci as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Linda Wilson; grandson’s Kelly and Kendall Wilson earlier this year.
 Frances was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on September 22, 1933. She was proud of her Metis heritage and loved taking her family back to the Cypress Hills and the Fort Walsh area where her family history and tradition originated. As a young girl she roamed the Cypress Hills with her brothers and sisters enjoying all the hills had to offer.
Frances loved good coffee, socializing and playing games with grandkids. She had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Frances always had a story to tell, whether it was about her dad’s time in residential school or the ghost stories in the hills, there was always a meaning to her story and her children always listened intently to make sure they didn’t miss the history.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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