January 16th, 2021

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 14, 2019.

Gerrit “Garry” Houthuys

1940 – 2019

Mr. Gerrit “Garry” Houthuys of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Jo-Ann Houthuys, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 78 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00PM, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J4.

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Lilly Jorgenson

1921- 2019

Lilly Jorgenson (Hemmaway) entered the world to her parents Jane and Richard Hemmaway on October 25, 1921 and left peacefully on March 11, 2019, in the arms of God. Lilly was born and raised on a family homestead in Barons Alberta where she lived until she faithfully married her late husband, Lawrence Jorgenson in July 1942. She remained in Southern Alberta for her lifetime where she grew her family. Lilly is survived by her dear children Martin Jorgenson, Audrey Feltham, Marlene Petersen, and Corinne Jorgenson. Lilly was able to be blessed with four generations of love with her seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who carry out her legacy of loving Christianity. Lilly was a woman of deep faith. Lawrence and Lilly were founding members of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in 1957, working hard to build a Lutheran community for generations to build upon. Her devotion to faith carried her into great prosperity among her Christian community. She assisted in bake sales, garage sales, cooked hot meals, and arranged sandwiches for elderly veterans at nursing homes and volunteer at the soup kitchen as well. Lilly gave back to her community throughout her entire life such as selling Daffodil’s for the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of her beloved Lawrence. Lilly brought her dedication to help others to many organizations as she was a loyal member of The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Army, Navy, & Air Force Veterans in Canada which she was an active member for over 30 years. In her retired years, Lilly spent her time with friends at Westminster Crib Club. Lilly’s favourite pastimes included playing crib, reading, baking, knitting, sewing, gardening, completing jig-saw puzzles and word-finds. Family and friends are welcomed to pay their respects with a viewing arranged from 11:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, where Pastor Kathy Calkin of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be officiating.

A private family Interment will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery.

For those who wish to remember Lilly through a memorial donation, please donate to a charity of your choice.

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RONALD J. RISLING, beloved husband of Ann of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 67 years. He is the loving father to Christopher (Allison) and Ryan (Tammy), as well as grandfather to Kristina, Everett and Charlotte. He was predeceased by his parents. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

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John Robert “Bob” Sinclair

1927 – 2019

Mr. John Robert “Bob” Sinclair of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Elaine Sinclair, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Joe Sokac

1926 – 2019

Mr. Joe Sokac of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Eva Sokac, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 93 years. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm, on Monday, March 18, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405, 12 AVENUE SOUTH, Lethbridge, AB., Father Albert Sayson, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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STEWART, Maureen Ruth

(nee Carrier)

Maureen was born in Lethbridge, AB, on December 31, 1950 and went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2019 at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Robert Stewart, her daughter Roxanne Stewart (Kevin Ewanchuk) of Calgary, AB and son Robert Neil (Terri) Stewart of Prince George, BC, grandchildren Sidney Ewanchuk, Jackson and Emmett Stewart, honorary grandchildren Safiya and Narin Kaloti and their parents Sam and Michelle, sister Gail McLean of Edmonton, AB and brothers Dennis Carrier of Lethbridge, AB, Robert Carrier of Okotoks, AB and Roger Carrier also of Lethbridge, AB, extended family Mary and Neil McIntyre of Inverness, Scotland. She was predeceased by her father Bernard Carrier, her brother Bernard Carrier, her mother Vera Carrier and nephew Stewart McIntyre of Scotland.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC with and interment at a later date in Lethbridge, AB. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Cancer Centre, http://www.bccancer.bc.ca

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STREMECKI (nee Jubinville), Annette

September 28, 1941 – March 8, 2019

With heavy hearts the family of Annette Bernadette Stremecki share the news of her passing. She is survived by her loving husband Ken Stremecki and three children Robert Daigle (Lorena), Joanne Vaillant (Dennis) and Rachelle Hitchner (Daniel). She also leaves to mourn her brother Bernie Jubinville, sister Michelle Plesko and six amazing grandchildren Daniel, Marc, Nicolas, Luc, Tahlia and Cayden. Annette was predeceased by her parents Philippe and Judith Jubinville and her sister Therese Jubinville. She was known for her beautiful spirit and loving personality. Family and friends were the center of Annette’s life. Many fond memories were made during numerous gatherings. She loved music, was very artistic and took pride in her home. The family would like to thank the medical personnel who provided care during her illness and a special thank you to family and friends who have offered their support at this time. Dearest Mom/Grandma/Maman/ Mana, you will be greatly missed but we know you are at peace with God. Thank you for your unconditional love, it will be carried forward. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Annette’s memory to: The MDS Foundation, Inc. https://www.mds-foundation .org/donate A Celebration of Annette’s Life will take place on Thursday, March 21st at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church (402 Government Rd), Black Diamond, AB.

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http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403 652 2222.


January 14, 1960 – March 8, 2019

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Bea van Haarst at the age of 59 years. Our sweet Bea will be missed by so many: her beloved husband Johan of 38 years, her dear mother Diny Kappert (the Netherlands), her children Niels (Amber), Jos (Jocelyn), Kim (Keith), Marlies (Darren), Maaike (Todd), Tom (Rachel) and her grandchildren Jack and Emma. Bea also leaves behind her siblings in the Netherlands; brother Henk (Betsy), sister Rita (Herman) and many nieces and nephews that she was so very fond of. She was predeceased by her father Gerard and her brother Albert. She also leaves behind many friends in the Netherlands; but just as many friends in the Granum, Coaldale and Taber area, who were so dear to her heart and have been such a pillar for us to lean on already. Our mom was born in the Netherlands, in 1960. She always told us she had an awesome youth – filled with friends and family. She worked several jobs throughout the years; but ultimately became a midwife and delivered many babies in the area – and left a special place in many hearts. Mom married our dad Johan in 1981. They had many blessings and were blessed with 6 children. They also experienced many hardships; as mom lost her brother Albert, a premature baby son, and her father Gerhard within a couple of years. She however remained full of life and personality, and loved having people around her. In 1998, the whole family – mom, dad and 6 children moved to Taber, Alberta. After living there for almost a year; a chance arose to buy a farm in Granum, Alberta – where we have lived since. Her real calling was fulfilled when she became a grandmother – first Jack and then Emma’s ‘Oma’. Her face would light up when talking about them. Mom often missed her ‘homeland’ and her family; and had many visitors over the years. She was so good in recreating the ‘Gezelligheid’ that turns a house into a home. Nothing was ever too much for our mom – she had no problem housing over 20 visitors at once – and nobody went without being fed. She also really loved visiting with her ‘Canadian’ friends and family and going to markets, and hosting birthday parties and get-togethers. She felt welcomed and always made everyone feel welcome. She will be so dearly missed. A funeral service will be held on at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Granum Christian Reformed Church (along Highway 519) with Pastor Henry Veldboom officiating.

Russell Wright
1917 – 2019

Russell Leo Wright, beloved husband of Mildred Wright, passed away in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 102 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.

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