October 21st, 2020

MONDAY, February 25, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 25, 2019.

Jacob Beyer

1939 – 2019

With deep sorrow we announce the passing away of our dear husband, father, and Opa, Jacob Beyer, at the age of 79.

Jacob was born in Veenendaal, the Netherlands, on November 13, 1939, and passed away in Picture Butte, Alberta on February 21, 2019.

Besides his loving wife, Johanna, he is survived by his children, Jannie and Jan Rijkse, Evert and Jannie Beyer, Gert Beyer, Hennie and Gerard Klok, Ton and Edith Beyer, and his daughter in law Anja Veenvliet. He is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, and his sisters and extended family in the Netherlands.

Jacob was pre- deceased by his parents, Evert Jan and Hendrika Beyer and his parents in law Gerrit and Janna Hootsen, sister in law Bep Van de Zandschulp and brother-in-law Jan Van Ginkel.

Condolences will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 603 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION, 603, 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB, Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating.

Interment will follow at the Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery.

The family gratefully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Care Home, PO Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB., T0K 1V0

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


BULLOCK

MURRAY BULLOCK, beloved husband of Dorene Bullock, passed away on Friday February 22, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL, 260 East 200 North, Raymond Alberta. Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service at the church.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


CYR

CLAUDE CYR, the beloved husband of Sylvia Cyr, of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, February 22nd, 2019, at the age of 69 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Deanna Eldridge
1948 – 2019
Deanna May Eldridge, beloved wife of the late Laurence Eldridge, passed away in Taber on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the age of 70 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.


JENSEN

Mr. Reed Carlos Jensen, beloved husband of the late Jean Francis Jensen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Taber, Alberta, at the age of 95 years.

Friends may meet the family Friday, March 8, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Barnwell Chapel, 498 5 Avenue S. Barnwell, AB or prior to the service on Saturday, March 8, 2019 from 10:00 – 10:45 am. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am with interment to follow at the Barnwell Cemetery.

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


LAW

WILLIAM KEITH LAW (KEITH) returned to Heaven at the age of 93 on February 15, 2019. Born on October 13, 1925, he was the fourth of ten children to Richard Franklin Law and Sarah Greene. Keith was raised in Glenwood, Alberta along with his siblings: Joseph (deceased), Ted (deceased), Clinton, Adeline, Dan, Sheldon, Allen (deceased), Kathryn and Bryce. After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces at the close of WW II, Keith married Priscilla Pearl Thomas, and were together almost 70 years until her passing on Sept 3, 2016. Keith and Priscilla will be especially missed by their six children: Chris, Stacy, Trudy, Susan, Tom and Todd (and their spouses), 25 grandchildren, (and their spouses), and 73 great- grandchildren.

Keith’s legacy will be remembered as one who exemplified faith, humility, testimony and compassion. Countless acts of kindness with a desire to lift others permeated his life. His good humour and quiet generosity were extended to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Abiding love and commitment to his wife and family, and the honour he brought to his family name were among his greatest achievements.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Glenwood, Alberta at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 2, 2019. Interment to follow at the Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 9:45 am to 10:45 am prior to the service.

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


LUMLEY

1933-2019

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

Lenora is survived by her husband Murray of Coalhurst; daughter Iris (Pat) Archibald; sons Don (Marni), Dale (Betty), Dean (Valerie), Lawrence (Renee), and Darrell (Robin); ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Walter (Orilla) Kesler; sister Donna and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Alice Kesler and sister Patricia.

Lenora was born on March 21, 1933 in Lethbridge at the Galt Hospital. She lived in the Lethbridge area all of her life. She contracted Polio at age 15 and spent time in the Isolation Hospital. She had always wanted to be a nurse, but because of the disease, she had to quit school. She worked at Frach’s Greenhouse, Tags Drive-In and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Lenora married the love of her life, Murray, on December 27, 1952, a few days before he shipped overseas to Korea. They had 66 wonderful years together.

Lenora organized all the food for the Hilltoppers Gynkhana Club for many years. She and Murray were lifetime members. She and Murray were excellent dancers and taught the Old Tyme dance in their basement. They were members of the Pioneer Pemican Club in Lethbridge and attended many dances. Lenora was also a member of the Coalhurst 55+ Club. She and Murray also loved to camp with family and held many family dinners in their home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers from Lethbridge Family Services, Coalhurst Firefighters and Lethbridge Ambulance Service for all the great care she received. Also thanks for the excellent care mom received from the doctors and nursing staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

A Celebration of Lenora’s Life and a Come and Go Reception will be held at the COALHURST COMMUNITY CENTRE, 527 – 50 Avenue, Coalhurst, AB, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Lenora’s favourite charity was STARS. Anyone wishing to honour her memory may donate to them in lieu of flowers, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7.

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


MYER

JO-ANN ELIZABETH MYER, beloved wife of Jim Myer, passed away in Lethbridge on February 23, 2019 at the age of 58 years.

She is survived by her husband Jim Myer; her son Jason (Jaime) Myer and their children Keegan, Mikayla and Brady; son Justin (Stephanie) Myer and their children, Gage, Camden, Penn and Tessa Elle; and son James Myer.

A private Service will be held at a later date. Friends may contact the family for details.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 St South Lethbridge, Alberta.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Jim Red Crow

1945-2019

Mr. Jim Red Crow of Stand Off, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Catherine Red Crow, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

A family service will be held between 5:00 and 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta.

The Wake Service will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off, Alberta.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Stand Off.

Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off. Condolences can be sent to condolences@edensfuneralhome.com


Emma Rourke

1934 – 2019

Mrs. Emma Rourke of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Douglas Rourke, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

She will be sadly missed by her children Robert (Debbie) Rourke, Cindy Rourke (Mike Durand); grandchildren Jennifer (Yann Berube), Megan, Brandon, and Tessa Rourke; great grandchildren Duncan, Emmy and Avarie, as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her brother Nelson Cousins of P.E.I, and sister in law and friend Lila Cousins of St. Johns N.B.

Emma was predeceased by her father (Roland), mother (Mary), and brothers Alfred and Emerson Cousins.

At Emma’s request, there will be no service held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an animal friendly charity of one’s choice.

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


Shurtz

BYRON ALFRED SHURTZ of Raymond, beloved husband of Nola (Orr) Shurtz, after a struggle with illness passed away peacefully, on Wednesday February20th, at the age of 85 years. He was born February 26, 1933 in Calgary, then adopted by Rudolph and Maud (Romeril) Shurtz and raised in Lethbridge with his adopted siblings. He met Nola, who he affectionately called “Mike,” and they married in October 1952 in Lethbridge. They were later sealed in the Cardston temple. A short time later he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Canada. Nola stayed home in Lethbridge and supported him by working as a telephone operator. After his mission in 1956 they started their family, and he began working as a ballroom dance instructor simply as a means to provide for his family; however, it didn’t take long for him to discover an amazing gift for dancing and he was soon winning international awards. In addition to owning a dance studio, he also hosted a weekly dance program on local television called “Bop ‘n’ Talk.” There are literally thousands of men and women across Western Canada today who can credit their ability to waltz, jive and foxtrot, to Byron and Nola Shurtz. When he retired from dancing, Byron worked many years for Mo-Tires in Lethbridge and then worked for himself selling Nutcracker lubricant until he retired several years ago, leaving the business to his sons. He adored his family and loved spending time with them, playing games and just visiting, and he was an amazing example of Christ-like, unconditional love. His testimony of the Gospel was unshakable. He had a great sense of humor and the simplest things made him laugh. He also loved music and won awards singing duets with his sister, Coral, and he sang barbershop with his sons and a friend, who called themselves “Three Shurtz and a Sock.” He loved American politics and was an artist and carpenter. During his final days at the Raymond Care Centre he was upbeat and positive, and we are beyond grateful for all the caregivers who so lovingly attended to him like he was their own father! Byron is survived by his wife Nola (Orr), daughter Terry (Craig Clifton), sons Delon (Sue West), and Dan (Connie Oranchuk), brother Royden (Alene), sister Coral (Doug Terry), 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. Byron was predeceased by, and now reunited with, his son Barry, daughter Kim, his parents Rudolph and Maud, his sister Madeline and brother Don.

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

BYRON CHARLES SMITH, beloved husband of Roberta Billingsley Smith, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glenwood. Friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the service from 9:45-10:45 am. Interment to follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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


SOENEN

After a valiant effort for life, JOHANNA HENRICA SOENEN passed away at the Good Samaritans (Park Meadows) on Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

She was predeceased by her parents, William & Annie, her sister Gonda, and brothers Harry, Conrad, Bill & Harry.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Jermain Anthony Soenen, as well as many adoring family members that include sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews, and a host of friends.

Her main occupations were an x-ray technician as well as an operating room clerk, which she performed for over 37 years. Johanna loved to travel and enjoyed her most recent trips to visit families in eastern Canada, U.S.A. as well as British Columbia. She was compassionate, thoughtful and honourable, and was well loved and adored by her family. Her quiet courage, strength of spirit, creativity and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 – Mayor Magrath Drive, South, on Monday, February 25th at 7:00 P.M., with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13th. St. North, on Tuesday, February 26th at 10:00 A.M., with Reverend Albert Sayson, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Johanna, contributions may be made to Saint Vincent de Paul or a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Taylor

With heavy heart we announce that George Edward Taylor of Magrath, Alberta passed away February 20, 2019 peacefully at the age of 82 years surrounded by his children and family. George’s devotion to his family derives from an unconditional love he mastered and demonstrated without question or judgement. He is a leading example of what Love truly means and he inspired his influence of Family values throughout his entire lifetime.

George was born in Lacombe, Alberta and was raised there and in Red Deer, Alberta. He accomplished his career goals receiving his degree and serving a lifetime achievement of 30+ years as an educator and teacher throughout school districts within Alberta. George fulfilled leadership roles as principal and a board member of the Alberta Teachers Association.

George was most known for his ability to Love and Serve others. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 19 years old and served proudly in the church while living the life of a man who truly loved the gospel and his Savior, Jesus Christ. George and Joan were blessed to serve 3 church missions [Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina] where they embraced their opportunity to share the gospel and serve those in need.

George loved music and played the organ, piano and he played the saxophone in a Big Band in his younger years. His love of trades work was diverse including carpentry, construction and woodworking. He served Scouts Canada as a boy scout leader for many years and participated in national Jamborees. He contributed to the school sports programs and ran the school concessions for many years keeping our family well supplied in Popcorn.

George is survived by his beautiful wife Joan of 60 years and his eight loving children, Zackary, Brent [Janice], Wendy [Clarence], Kevin [Carol], Richard [Claudelle], Jenee [Dean], Kaylene, David [Jennifer]. His legacy extends proudly to the love of his 26 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. He is predeceased by his family, parents Harry and Bertha Taylor and sisters Jean [Robert] and Marie [George].

Funeral services will be held at the Magrath Stake Centre, 21 E 1St Ave S on March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM [Viewing at 10:00] Family and Friends are invited to the viewing. Interment will follow in the Magrath Cemetery. No donations are requested.

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


WILLIAMS

OLIVIA JUSTICE WILLIAMS-ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN, 13, passed away in Cardston on February 18th, 2019.

A Wake Service will be at the White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, Feb. 28th from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. continuing all night at Debbie (Rex) First Charger’s residence. The Funeral Service will be at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m.

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

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