January 22nd, 2021

WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 23, 2019.

Patricia Blanche Broadbent

1929 – 2019

Patricia Blanche Broadbent (née Sambell) Died January 18, 2019, Lethbridge, Alberta The most inspiring, supportive and encouraging person in our lives took her final breath at the age of 89 years. Patricia is survived by her husband Michael Broadbent, her daughter Jane (Greg) Senda and her grandchildren Mika Senda and Teio Senda, as well as brothers Bernard Sambell and Reginald Sambell,and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Keith, parents Rose and Frank, brothers Leonard, Edward, Benjamin, John, Keith, Albert, and her sister Rosina. Patricia was born to Rose and Frank Sambell on June 2, 1929 in London, England. It was here where she started a long career as a seamstress. As a young apprentice she had the opportunity to participate in the hand stitching of Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding dress. Patricia’s husband Michael tells a story of how they met. He relates “I ‘stalked’ that beautiful girl on the bus”. Two years later they were wed. Patricia and Michael had 70 years of happily married life. In 1952, she and Michael brought their children Keith and Jane to Canada, to London and then to Windsor, Ontario Canada where she and Michael resided for 50 years. As well as being an expert seamstress, Patricia sold real estate and nurtured a spectacular garden. However, her main focus in life was her family and raising, supporting and encouraging her children and grandchildren. She was, more than anything, an elegant, spirited and strongly capable woman way ahead of her times. There is no funeral by request. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

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ARIE “HARRY” KOPPERT, beloved husband of Alice Koppert, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

He is the loving father of Nathan (Hannah), Sonja (Steven), Anthony (Mary), Daniel (Lindsey), Stefan (Alisha) and Susanna (Caleb). He is survived by his mother, Dini Koppert, and seven younger siblings: three brothers and four sisters and their spouses.

He was predeceased by his father, Arie Koppert and a grandson, Jared Koppert.

Harry was born in Woodstock, ON and grew up in a Bible-centered Christian home. In his late teens he experienced God’s transforming work in his life, leading him to trust and submit his life to Jesus Christ and receive forgiveness for his sins. Harry’s mechanical aptitude led him to begin a career in agricultural mechanics, but after some years, through a diagnosis of MS, God directed him to train as a school teacher. In 1979 he married the love of his life, Alice, and was blessed with six children whom he raised and nurtured in God’s word and prayer. He enjoyed his teaching vocation, first at Rehoboth Christian School (Copetown, ON) and later at Providence Christian School (Monarch, AB), instilling in his students the principles of God’s word in all aspects of education. In 2004 the MS symptoms returned after a long remission, resulting in blindness and paralysis, but he continued to trust God’s purpose for his life until the end, and gave testimony of this in his songs and speaking about Jesus to his caregivers.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Harry will be laid to rest at a Graveside Service in the FORT MACLEOD UNION CEMETERY on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

Afterward, a Funeral Service will be held at BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH, 6 Eastman Road, Monarch, AB on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

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


BERNARDUS “BEN” LOMAN, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Lies” Loman, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne celebrating.

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

Carl Murphy

1940 – 2019

Mr. Carl Murphy of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Evelyn Murphy, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the age of 78 years. A private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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Mr. Roy Kiyoshi Nakatsuru, beloved husband to Minie Nakatsuru, passed away peacefully January 18, 2019 at the age of 93 years. He is also the loving father to Grace (Mike) Goldmintz of Calgary, Brenda (Greg) Birch of Canmore and Nancy Nakatsuru of Calgary. Roy also has 4 grandchildren Jeff, Justin, Jaelyn and Lauren as well as 15 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers Norio, Bill and George and sister Toshiko. Roy was born on July 24, 1925 in Tokyo, Japan. He was the youngest son of Osamu and Mayuno. He spent his early childhood in Japan and immigrated to Canada at the age of 12. They settled in the lower mainland of B.C. and later relocated to southern Alberta where he met and married Minie. They raised their family on a farm just outside of Bow Island. Roy and Minie had enjoyed their retirement living in their home in Coaldale. Roy loved fishing, hunting, gardening, golfing and the many family trips to Las Vegas. He greatly appreciated the friendship and generous support of his neighbours and church community. The family wishes to express their gratitude Dr. S. Low and the staff at Chinook Regional Hospital. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 13 Street N, Lethbridge with Rev. Yasuo Izumi officiating. Viewing will be available the hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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

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