October 21st, 2020

FRIDAY, February 22, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 22, 2019.

Mina Andrews

1927 – 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Mina B Andrews (Craig) announces her passing on February 20, 2019 at the age of 91 years in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mina is survived by her children and their families, son Curtis Andrews and Katia Papasoff of Halifax and their sons Samuel (Fredericton) and Sebastian (Ottawa); daughter Janine Andrews and Larry Anderson of Edmonton and their dog Lilly (Edmonton); son Craig Andrews and Chris Andrews (Pitt) of Lethbridge and their son Ian (Edmonton); and daughter Lynn Paterson (Andrews) and Allister Paterson of Montreal and their daughter Nikki (Lake Louise) and son Cory (Montreal). Mina was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years Dr. John “Ed” Andrews on June 16, 2018; sister Margaret and her brother Thomas. Mina was born in Selkirk Manitoba in 1927 to father John Brown Craig (of Dalserf Scotland) and mother “Cis” Annie L. Craig (Sinclair) (of Glasgow, Scotland). She grew up on her family farm with loving parents and siblings in Selkirk where she learned to ride horses, pick raspberries and peonies, sew, cook, play the piano and dance. Mina cherished family gatherings and was known to be an inspiration to her cousins as their babysitter and bike riding instructor. She developed a strong work ethic at an early age and was proud to work at Gilhulys drugstore in Selkirk, at Eaton’s in Winnipeg and as a fashion model in Winnipeg and Minneapolis. She was fun loving, a character, and according to her cousin and close friend Wilma, she was noted as the most beautiful girl in Selkirk in the 1940’s! After marrying Ed in 1948, Mina began a life of new adventures in several different cities from Minneapolis to Brandon, Swift Current and Lethbridge while raising her four children and supporting Ed while he pursued his research interests. She travelled around the world to places like India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Europe, Cuba, and Florida with Ed for his work and with family and friends for fun. In every city where Mina lived she developed many friends and always had a strong sense of giving back to her community. She volunteered and was a member of several boards and committees including Kinettes, the Canadian Red Cross, Skate Canada, Canada Winter Games, the Lethbridge Country Club and the Lethbridge College. Mina will always be fondly remembered as a loyal friend, kind, polite, complimentary to all and always looking out for others. She was always a contemporary woman, dressed impeccably whether it was for a party or a dance, baking her favourite chocolate chip cookies or golfing with Ed. Mina was the best Mom, Nana and wife. She taught us to respect others and ourselves, to love unconditionally, and was always deeply proud of her family and her husband. Mina was a second mother to her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law and loved them as if they were her own children. She was dedicated to her family and grand-children. We will miss you so much Mina/Mom/Nana. Now Rest In Peace with your sweetheart and soulmate Ed. The family sincerely thanks the staff at St. Therese Villa, especially the LPN’s, HCA,s who were by Mina’s side until her passing, Ava Matisz (special companion to Mom), Sister Josephine, Danielle Walsh(RN), and her friends Nellie Parsons and Norah Hawn for their compassion, care, and support while Mina transitioned through her final stages of life. A Celebration of Life will be held for Mina and Ed in the spring. Details to follow. Condolences can be sent to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels Lethbridge. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, charitable donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, the University of Lethbridge or a charity of your choice in the name of Mina B Andrews.

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Jacob Beijer

1939 – 2019

Mr. Jacob Beijer of Picture Butte, beloved husband of Mrs. Johanna Beijer, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Kenneth Firth

1947 – 2019

Mr. Kenneth Firth of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Pat Firth, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Justina Hofer
1937 – 2019

Justina P. Hofer, beloved wife of the late Paul P. Hofer, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 81 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evergreen Colony, Taber on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Evergreen Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


JENSEN

Mr. Reed Carlos Jensen passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Taber, Alberta, at the age of 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Jean Francis Jensen. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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KUHL, Margaret Isabel

December 21, 1927 – February 17, 2019

Margaret passed away on February 17, 2019 at the Willow Creek Continuing Care in Claresholm, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Amos. She is survived by her 6 children, their spouses and extended families. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Willow Creek Funeral Home (4079-1 Street West, Claresholm).

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family at http://www.willowcreekfuneralhome.com


ZOFIA LACNY (nee SICINSKA)

Zofia passed away on January 28, 2019 at the age of 96 in Lethbridge after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was an amazing lady and will be missed.

Zofia was predeceased by her husband Jan in 1975 and mother in 2004 and father in 1940. She is survived by her sister Krystyna, her daughter Ann (Bob), sons Lech (Linda), Chris (Belinda), Andrew (Shelley), and George (Danielle). She also leaves 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 3 nieces who mourn her passing.

Zofia was born in Lvov, Poland on January 27, 1923. Her life spanned 3 continents and 8 countries. It was filled with many challenges, tragedies and life changing adventures. Her strong will helped her survive the horrors of World War II, which included the murder of her father, a polish officer in a Russian POW camp, the deaths of other family members in Nazi concentration camps and her deportation to a Russian work camp in Siberia. She received the Polish Siberian Exiles Cross recognizing that ordeal. Having been spared, she believed that her life purpose was to help people understand the tragedies and atrocities of the war especially as they referred to the Katyn Massacres and the mass deportation of poles to Russia in 1940-41.

She met her husband Jan, a Polish officer who was studying Medicine at the Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. They were married in 1944 and she started to raise her family. They emigrated to Canada in 1954 and resided in Moose Jaw, Sask., until she moved to Lethbridge in 2006. She leaves behind a legacy of resilience which is reflected in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Zofia loved reading, gardening, drawing and painting, music, dancing, cooking, maintaining Polish traditions and she was also a master of crossword puzzles. She especially enjoyed winter trips to Florida to be with her mother and sister and cherished visits and her family.

A memorial service will be held for Zofia on Saturday, March 2 at Columbia Retirement Living, 785 Columbia Blvd. West.

An RSVP to Lech Lacny at 403-381-0514 will be greatly appreciated.

The family requests that instead of flowers donations to the Lethbridge branch of the Alzheimer’s Society will be greatly appreciated, (#40 – 1202 2nd Ave. S., Lethbridge).


LUMLEY

LENORA IRENE LUMLEY, beloved wife of Murray Lumley, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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MARKS

STAN MARKS, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend, horseman and farmer, made his journey home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

He is survived by Grace Marks, his wife of over 71 years; children Garry (Elly) Marks of Lomond, Delores (Pat) Honess of Lomond, Darlene (Ralph) Peckford of Lethbridge, Barb (Rob) Kusnir of Taber, Cindy (John) Steenbergen of Lethbridge and Helen Marks of Lethbridge as well as many grandchildren.

Stan was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sisters and many dear friends.

Stan accomplished many, many things in his life and had many loves and passions, but his three greatest were family, farming and horses. Stan married his childhood sweetheart, Grace on August 21, 1946. They were blessed with five children, ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Times were tough when they started their life together and money was scarce, but Stan did whatever was needed to provide for his family and get ahead. He was a hard worker, who farmed, ice fished, and drove school bus. Whatever he needed to do, he did, and had fun doing it. No friend or member of the family was ever safe from his practical jokes and dry sense of humour. He was the dad every child dreamed of having. He loved to wrestle, sing, dance and laugh with his kids and took them on many adventures. He was the same with his grandchildren, driving miles to cheer them on at their sporting events. His home was always filled to the brim with friends and family, love, respect, generosity and kindness. That’s how he built it!

Another passion of his was horses. Stan absolutely loved horses from the moment he was introduced to them. He was a horse whisperer from the time that he was a very young boy. He could be seen riding across those old prairies atop a horse five times his size in a saddle that swallowed him up and stirrups that swung freely way below his little cowboy boots. He loved horses and horses loved him. Stan raced for over 60 years. He always talked about the many, many friends that he met along the way, whom he cherished all of his life. Stan Marks was a fine horseman and his many awards and trophies can attest to that.

He was also an admired farmer and cattleman. He started out with a few hundred dollars and built his own little farming empire. He treated his land, animals and environment with respect. His crops grew, his animals grew and his dream grew to be his reality. Even when things seemed impossible, he and Grace stood united and strong, moving forward one step at a time. He instilled in his children the importance of respect, honesty, tolerance, kindness, compassion, hard work, and laughter.

Stan would always say, “Back in those days, everybody cared about each other. We looked out for each other.” But the truth be known, Stan never changed from “those days”. He always cared deeply about his horses, his friends, his family and pretty much anyone needing a helping hand . Stan has impacted so many in such profound ways and that is why he will live on forever through them.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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Gerald Randa

1944 – 2019

Mr. Gerald Randa, of Lethbridge passed away at Legacy Lodge on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the age of 74 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, February 22, 2019 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH- 604 13 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB., Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Chuck Russell
1979 – 2019

Charles Donald Russell, beloved husband of Beverley Russell and loving father of Rebecca and Jasmine, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 39 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


SHERWOOD

On the morning of February 20, 2019, YVONNE R SHERWOOD passed away peacefully at the Prairie Ridge Lodge in Raymond at the age of 94 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday February 25, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE, 2 North 200 West, Raymond AB. Friends may meet the family prior to the Service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 am.

Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond.

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SHURTZ

Mr. Byron Shurtz, beloved Husband of Nola Orr Shurtz, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Raymond Hospital at the age of 85 years.

Friends may meet the family on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm or prior to the service on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 – 1:45 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel, 221 N 400 W, Raymond, Alberta, the Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm with Bishop Corry Tolman officiating. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.

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


SMITH

BRITTANY MICHELLE SMITH, 24, daughter of Cheryl Smith and Preston Day Chief, passed away in Calgary on February 14, 2019 .

The Wake Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Wednesday, Feb. 27th from 7:00 p.m. all night. The Funeral Service will be held at the White Calf Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 11:00 a.m.

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


SOENEN

JOHANNA HENRICA SOENEN, the beloved wife of Jermain, passed away at the Good Samaritans (Park Meadows) on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Dr Annette Van Zyl

1940 – 2019

Dr. Annette Van Zyl, former psychiatrist in Lethbridge, and beloved wife of Jacob Van Zyl, passed away on February 18, 2019 at the age of 78 years. She grew up in a small rural town in South Africa. Her parents had a general-dealer shop. She completed her medical studies at the University of Stellenbosch near Cape Town. She decided to specialize in psychiatry and was head of Child Psychiatry at Tygerberg Hospital for 10 years. Her research on depression in children and adolescents earned her a doctoral degree. She and her family emigrated to Canada in 1992. She worked in Edmonton and Calgary before she settled in Lethbridge in 1994. She is survived by her husband Jacob; son Karel; and grandchildren Meaghan and Riley. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, on Friday, February 22, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta A Celebration of Annette’s Life will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Christina Weasel Moccasin (Healy)

1947 – 2019

Mrs. Christina Weasel Moccasin (Healy) of Fort Macleod, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the age of 71 years.

A Wake Service will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the OLD AGENCY HALL, Standoff, Alberta.

Interment to take place at One Spot Cemetery.

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WEBSTER

Lois Doreen Webster (Nee Milton), beloved mother of Laurel (Rod) Hamilton, Larry (Darlene) Webster, Karen (David) Uhl, Beth (Bruce) Metzger and David (Heather) Webster, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at the age of 89 years at Chinook Regional Hospital. She leaves to mourn 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, her brother Ronald (Vi) Milton as well as many nieces, nephews and life long friends. Lois was predeceased by her husband Neil John Webster, her parents Stanley Milton and Ethel Rees, infant sister Lorraine Milton, sister Patricia Dolphin and infant grandson Braden Uhl. Born and raised in Calgary, Lois developed a strong, kind and loving spirit. Lois had a great sense of humour and loved to laugh. She was very artistic and loved to cook, sew, knit and read. She always claimed that her greatest accomplishment was her wonderful family. Lois will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. At her request there will be no funeral service and her family will bury her ashes with her father in a private graveside service later in the spring. Her family wish to thank those who cared for her during her health struggles over the last few years. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local Women’s Shelter or any other charity of your choice.

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


CORINNE WILHELM

1954 – 2019

Our hearts have been shattered and life as we know it was forever changed on Thursday, February 14, 2019 with the sudden death of our beautiful Corinne.

Corinne is lovingly survived by her husband of almost 46 years, Rick Wilhelm and their children: Telly Wilhelm, Blain Wilhelm (Kristina), and Tristan Wilhelm (Jaime Tippett), and her precious grandchildren: Reznor, Keirstlyn, Zoe, Tahvin, and Merijka. She is also survived by her mother Hertha Hartfield, her sister Sonya Mack, and brothers: Doug (Char) Hartfield and Stewart (Darlene) Hartfield as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and in-laws. She was predeceased by her father, Gustav Hartfield.

One of four children, Corinne Helga Hartfield was born on May 16, 1954 in the small farming community of Lampman, SK. At the tender age of 17, the attractive teenager began dating a smitten Rick Wilhelm. She quickly captured his heart, and shortly after their high school graduation, the couple exchanged wedding vows on July 21, 1973. With promising job prospects the newlyweds settled in Fernie, BC and soon welcomed sons Telly (1975) and Blain (1977), completing their family with the arrival of their daughter Tristan (1980).

Corinne was a devoted wife and mother whose life revolved around the needs of her growing family. She was an excellent cook, perogies being one of her specialties. Her kids always looked forward to having their freezer filled with mom’s goodies! Together Rick and Corinne enjoyed playing cards, quite often hosting fun-filled evenings of Whist, 500 or Canasta with family and friends.

Life became even more exciting with the arrival of grandchildren. Corinne loved being Grandma and was so proud of each one; beaming whenever she shared stories about their latest antics. Corinne also enjoyed crafting and throughout the years decorated her home with many beautiful creations, included among her favorites, her porcelain dolls.

In 2005, Rick and Corinne relocated to Taber where Corinne worked as a Dietary Aide at the Taber Hospital until her recent retirement. Though struggling with diabetic health concerns for many years, Corinne refused to let the disease define her.

Corinne will be dearly missed. She will be remembered for her mesmerizing brown eyes, her warm, friendly smile and her contagious laughter. Corinne was a loyal friend and confidant who remained positive and upbeat, leaning on her Christian faith during difficult times. Corinne was a friend to many … a stranger to no one.

Funeral services were held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” in Fernie, BC. Memorial donations may be made in Corinne’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

Memories and condolences can be shared at http://www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com


WILSON

SHARON WILSON, the beloved wife of Morley Wilson, of Lethbridge, fought the brave battle Dementia, and succumbed in her sleep on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.

Besides her husband Morley, she is survived by her daughter, Laura Hill of Calgary, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Richard Malaryk (Jean) of Edmonton; two sisters, Janice Balaban (Terry) of Calmar and Lori Filiatrault (Kim) of Round Rock, Texas, and her mother, Laura Malaryk. She is also survived by her dear friends, Susan Battle of Edmonton, Gary Wilson of Victoria, Linda Sieberg of Lethbridge and Gloria Soucie of Picture Butte.

Sharon was predeceased by her father, Bronislau.

Sharon was a nurse for more than ten years. She was a compassionate, thoughtful and honourable woman who loved her family and animal companions, including her newest puppy Blaze. She volunteered at Picture Butte Interfaith Food Bank for a number of years. She was quick to dance or laugh, despite the long struggle with Dementia.

Cremation has taken place. No formal service will be held.

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