June 20th, 2019

FRIDAY, January 4, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 4, 2019.

Warren Asplund

1945 – 2019

Mr. Warren Asplund, beloved husband of the late Patricia Asplund passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Warren is survived by his daughter Sharla; son Travis (Terri); grandsons Nolan and Patrick who were the brightest lights in his life. Warren is also survived by his mother Dorrie; sister Marilyn (Len) Craddock; brothers Darryl (Nancy) Asplund, Dave (Judy) Asplund, Dean (Kris) Asplund; his sister-in-law Barb Slawson (Don Teed); cousins-in-law Mike & Maggie Chandler and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many dear friends. Warren was predeceased by his wife Patricia; his father Charlie Asplund; father and mother-in-law Earl and May Freeman and sister in law Rita Freeman. Warren will be remembered for his generosity, caring heart and his great sense of humour that we will all cherish and carry with us beyond his passing. A Celebration of Warren’s Life will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels In lieu of flowers, Sharla and Travis ask that donations be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 960 – 19 Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5 or to St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre 1400 – 9 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5 where he spent the last days of his life and received such tremendous care though his journey.

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Arthur “Art” Bell

1942 – 2018

Mr. Arthur “Art” Bell, 3rd generation of Bell’s Welding, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital with family and friends by his side on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 76 years. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Major Donald Bladen, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in Art’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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BOYD

SHANNON MAUREEN BOYD, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the age of 65 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Mrs. Irene “Renee” Florence Easton

1908 – 2018

Mrs. Irene “Renee” Easton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Easton, oldest women in Alberta, and 9th oldest person in Canada, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 110 years. Cremation was entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels and a private family graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019.

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FOSSEN

Our dear Mum, MURIEL ROSA FOSSEN, beloved wife of the late Stanley Fossen, passed away quietly at home in Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the age of 95 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 411 – 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Canon James Robinson officiating. A Private Interment will be held at the Northern Lights Cemetery in Edmonton at a later date.

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Mick Friend

1945 – 2018

Malvern George Bruce Friend, beloved husband of Judy Friend, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Besides his loving wife Judy, Mick is survived by his daughter Nancy (Wayne) Whitehouse of Calgary and their children Cole and Alexander; son Russell (Jennifer) Friend of Irricana and their son Cash. Mick was born in Calgary on March 11, 1945 to Mel and Vela Friend and was raised and educated in Lethbridge. After dating Judy Bolokoski all throughout high school, marriage was the next chapter of their long life together. They were married in Lethbridge in 1967. He worked for Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) from 1966 to 1993. Mick and Judy lived briefly in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge before purchasing their first home in Calgary. Nancy and Russell were fortunate to be raised in the same home their entire years growing up. Mick was a man of principle, an outstanding provider and a strong family man who will be missed dearly. Mick will be privately remembered. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mick’s name may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 (http://www.albertacancer.ca). The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the service providers and physicians at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


JARVIE

PATRICIA JARVIE, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

Patricia will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Cameron and Scott Jarvie. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Juanita (Bill) Lingard, Joan (Monte) Smith and brothers, Art (Sue) and Ron Zasadny. Patricia leaves fond memories with many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald Jarvie and her parents Michael and Bella Zasadny.

A private family burial has taken place.

Donations to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB.

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KOENIG

ELMA KOENIG, beloved wife of the late Emanuel Koenig, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care, on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the age of 100 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Major Donna Bladen officiating.

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LARSEN – Kaye (Katrina) January 13, 1928 –

Coalhurst, Alberta December 27, 2018 –

Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kaye Larsen on Thursday, December 27, 2018, just shy of her 91st birthday. Kaye was born in Coalhurst, AB to George and Sophie Ukrainetz, moving to Lethbridge with her family after the Coalhurst mine explosion of 1935. She remained in Lethbridge practically her whole life, proud to always be a “Northsider”, and only leaving the city in 2017 to be closer to family in Calgary. She married Harold Larsen on July 12, 1949, and in 1952 they welcomed their only child, daughter Shelley. Following her retirement from Canada Safeway in 1988, Kaye and Harold enjoyed a wonderful life together of golfing and curling, and many spur-of-the-moment jaunts to Jackpot, Nevada. Sadly, Harold succumbed to cancer in July, 2001, and shortly after, Kaye was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. Not to let sight impairment get her down, she continued to golf and curl, having friends tell her where her ball ended up, or if she hit the broom! She was also determined to “see the world” before she couldn’t see it any longer. Her first big trip was to Greece followed by a once-in-a-lifetime African Safari with Shelley. She also discovered, and fell in love with cruising. Thus began annual Mother & Daughter Getaways which, over the past 10 years, took them to Australia, South America, South Pacific, and the Caribbean many times. These were such fun adventures, sometimes taking them away from home for months at a time! Kaye always made sure to try something new to tell the folks back home – ziplining, parasailing, swimming with sharks, having lunch with zebras, petting and feeding kangaroos ..! Although she travelled the world, Kaye remained a casual, simple lady whose greatest joys in life were having Caesars at happy hour and lavender bubble baths. She was loved by her family and her friends, for her kindness, sense of humour and her unwillingness to let her health problems get in the way of living a full life. Kaye is survived by her daughter Shelley (Ford), son-in-law Tony Hayduk, and Tony’s family in Calgary, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and the US. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Harold, brother William (Bill) Ukrainetz, friend and companion Bill Flynn, her grand-dog Chuck and grand-cat Bobbi. Kaye will be laid to rest with her beloved Harold in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge. A private interment will be held. The family wishes to thank the staff and residents at The Manor Village Signature Park, Calgary, for their care and friendship, the medical teams at the Foothills Hospital for their perseverance and compassion, and first and foremost, we appreciate the thoughts and prayers from Shelley and Tony’s many friends who adopted Kaye as “Mom”. May God bless you and Dad as you travel together in all eternity.

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Gordon May

1959 – 2018

Mr. Gordon Douglas May of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at home on Sunday December 23, 2018 at the age of 59 years.

Gordon was born October 31, 1959 to Ken and Dorothy May (nee Veldhuis) at the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital. He was raised and educated in Lethbridge, and worked at the Southern Alberta Rendering Plant, Canadian Dressed Meats, Burns Meats, Braman Furniture, and most recently Antons Hardwood Floors. He became friends with many who he worked with, and also loved to fish, hunt, play pool, play cards and to be outdoors. He especially loved to garden and took great pride in his garden and gardening skills. Gord would always supply family, friends and neighbours with fresh vegetables from his garden.

Gord was a proud supporter of both the Lethbridge Broncos, and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, being a season ticket holder for over 35 years. He loved family and attending family events and reunions. Gord‘s religion and faith was instilled in him through his upbringing at the First United Church in Lethbridge, and the Monarch Reformed Church.

Gord leaves behind and will be sadly missed by his mother Dorothy May, sister Carol and Ed Tremel (Jason (Camila), Rhyse (Stephanie) Emily, and Taylor), brother Robert and Stephanie May (Meghan and Craig Richter and Carson, Michael May and Michelle May), also Uncle Ron and Deb May, Aunt Bernice Hofman and Aunt Joan Veldhuis and numerous cousins.

Gord was predeceased by his father Kenneth May, grandparents George and Mae May and Ben and Mabel Veldhuis and numerous aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Sunday January 6, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB., Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

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Andrew Olson

1960 – 2019

Mr. Andrew Olson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Debbie Olson (Thompson), passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the age of 58 years. Besides his loving wife Debbie, Andrew is survived by his 3 children Tanya Olson, Ashley (Jessie Russell) Olson, Michael Olson. A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Ruth Preston Schilk, officiating. For those who wish, memorial donations in Andrew’s name may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1A129, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

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TAIL FEATHERS

LYMAN TAIL FEATHERS, 70, passed away in Cardston, Alberta on December 30, 2018.

A Family Service will be at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, January 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Blood Reserve on Monday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Blood Reserve.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


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.

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.

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THORDARSON

Wayne G. Thordarson

April 8, 1951

– December 31, 2018

Wayne passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on New Year’s Eve morning in the company of his beloved wife Barbi, daughter Bridget, and Border Collies Breeze and Storm.

At Wayne’s request, no funeral service is planned, but his memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his family and many friends.

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


VERVOORT

WILHELMINA VERVOORT, beloved wife of Guy Vervoort of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

She is the loving mother of four sons: Guy Vervoort of Lethbridge, Ron (Corinne) Vervoort of Grimshaw, Denis (Mary-Ann) Vervoort of Lethbridge County, and Richard (Joanie) Vervoort of Okotoks; along with nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters: Johan (Mary) Van Gaal of Lucan, ON, Gerrit (Betty) Van Gaal of Lethbridge, Annie Van Lieshout of Strathory, ON, Grad (Annie) Van Gaal of Lethbridge, Mary Van Geel of Lucan, ON and Irma (Bill) Sleegers of London, ON as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother Martina Van Kessel, biological father Herman Van Gaal, stepfather Henry Megens and siblings Jean and John.

Wilma was born March 28, 1937 in the Netherlands. She came to Canada in 1953 with her family when she was 16. She married Guy in 1958 and they resided in Lethbridge ever since. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.

Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Wilma, donations may be made to Chalice, #101, 26 Union Street, Bedford, NS, B4A 2B5 or http://www.chalice.ca

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WHITE QUILLS

RODERICK WHITE QUILLS, beloved husband of Audrey White Quills, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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