October 22nd, 2020

MONDAY, March 18, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 18, 2019.

Audrey Atchison

1928 – 2019

Mrs. Audrey Atchison of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Keith Atchison, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the age of 90 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

A service will be held at a later date in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations in Audrey’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 1202 2 Ave S #40, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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Augustinus “Gus” Brouwers

1930 – 2019

Mr. Augustinus “Gus” Brouwers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Brouwers, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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George Crombez

1936- 2019

Mr. George Crombez, beloved husband of Mrs. Helen Crombez, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital at the age of 82 years. George’s parents, Odiel and Gabrielle had four children with George being the second youngest. Odiel Crombez came to Canada from Belgium in 1927 and one year later his wife Gabrielle arrived. His first job was in Grassy Lake and they later moved to Raymond on a quarter of land they rented. In 1930 they bought the present family farm and moved on the house that Odiel had built. George left home after school and worked up north pipelining and often spoke of the kind people he had met and how they would welcome him into their home. He later returned to farm with his brother Walter. In 1965 he married Helen and had three children. George passed on his passion for farming and working with animals to all his kids. George loved curling, hunting and was part of the Stock Car Club for many years. As soon as the snow was gone you could find George sitting in the carport watching the men working on equipment and getting ready for the coming season. George’s weekly retirement routine involved visiting with friends at the local auction marts on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays followed by a pit stop at Bully’s to keep in the loop of horse racing. His door was always open and there was always room at the table for another person. The coffee pot was always on and it was very common to find a neighbour sitting at the table or in the carport B.S.ing about politics, farming, cattle and any other topic that had to do with farming. George was someone that would always help someone out and it didn’t matter if he had known them for years or just met them. George loved being a farmer and lived his life to the fullest right up to his death. He will be dearly missed. George is survived by his wife Helen Crombez; daughter Sherry (David); sons Dan Crombez and Mitch Crombez; older sister Georgegette Swenson of Brooks; 4 grandchildren Chantal, Justise, Cheyenne and Brayden, as well as many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by siblings Maria and Walter. A Celebration of Georges Life will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at THE MCNALLY COMMUNITY CENTRE (MCNALLY SCHOOL), 210075 Township Road 8-2, Lethbridge County, with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

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Doug FRASER

February 13, 1951 – March 12, 2019

It is with profound sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Doug Fraser of Calgary, Alberta at 68 years of age. He left us gently and peacefully surrounded by his family on March 12, 2019 at the Rockyview General Hospital. Beloved to many, he leaves to mourn his wife Lynne; daughter Dawn; son Brad (Corinne); step sons Eric (Kelly) and Rand Jensen; sister, Wendy (Angelo) Belcastro; brother Brian (Lorraine) Fraser; brother Keith (Jeanne) Fraser, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be lovingly remembered by a number of special and dear friends. He is predeceased by his parents Ken and Norrie Fraser. As a journalist, Doug’s career took him from radio host to news anchor, host of a morning show, to Communication Director of the Calgary Regional Health Authority and to most recently and proudly the Calgary Stampede. Doug was also passionately involved with Crime Stoppers for many years where he held a position of President and a Board Member. He loved music, playing the guitar, cooking, golf and his Edmonton Eskimo’s and Oilers. At this time the family has chosen to celebrate Doug’s life privately however we are so very grateful for all of your messages, prayers, well wishes and we encourage you all to raise a glass in honour of Doug. We’d like to send out a special heartfelt thank you to the ICU medical team at Rockyview Hospital for their extraordinary care of Doug and their compassion shown to him and our family. In lieu of flowers, please remember Doug by making a donation to Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Doug, please visit http://www.choicememorial.com.


Eagle Bear

Gloria Karen Eagle Bear, the only daughter of Hazel Eagle Bear and the late Eddie Brent Eagle Bear, was born on August 18, 1965 in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was a mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, and sister.

She is survived by husband Jimmy Healy, children Kimberley Eagle Bear, Michael Brent Eagle Bear, Lucy Eagle Bear, grandchildren Kylie Eagle Bear, Kyle Eagle Bear, Caleb Eagle Bear, Miley Eagle Bear, mother Hazel Eagle Bear, brothers Dexter Eagle Bear, Wesley Eagle Bear, Philbert Eagle Bear (Ish), adopted brother Thomas Knife Eagle Bear, nieces Raelee Eagle Bear, Kaneisha Eagle Bear, aunties Margaret (Andrew) Weasel Fat, Elizabeth Red Crow, Magdaline Cress, Angeline Webster, Alva Eli, Melva (Sydney) Black, mother-in-law Isabel Healy Fox, sister-in-law Mary (Gordon) Fox, Marlene (Lorne) Heavy Runner, Debra Healy, brothers-in-law Aldwin Healy, Casey (Charlotte) Healy, Mark (Iris) Healy and numerous cousins.

Karen was predeceased by her father Eddie Brent Eagle Bear, grandparents Jack and Agnes Eagle Bear, Frank and Lucy Eli, aunties Louise (Herbert) Bull Shields, Eva (Alfred) Sweet Grass, Viola Eli, uncles Mike (Angeline) Eagle Bear, Stanley (Madeline) Eagle Bear, Billy (Margaret) Eagle Bear, Louis (Louise) Knife, Lawrence (Alberta) Eli, Floyd (Maryanne) Eli, and father-in-law John Healy.

She grew up in Fort Macleod and the Blood Reserve and went to school in Fort Macleod. She graduated with a business administration diploma from Lethbridge College. She worked at the Royal Bank and McCain’s. Karen liked to draw and paint and loved to watch The Young and The Restless.

A wake service was held at Old Agency Hall on Sunday, March 17th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The funeral mass is being held at St Mary’s Church at 11:00 am, Monday, March 18th, 2019.

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


HUIZING

1931 – 2019

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1,2

It is with sadness and joy we announce the passing of our Mother, Oma, great-Oma and friend, ELIZABETH HUIZING, who went to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from acute leukemia at the age of 87 years.

A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Elizabeth’s Life will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Paul VanStralen officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NORTH PEIGAN

JULIANNA NORTH PEIGAN, of the Peigan Nation, beloved wife of the late Fred North Peigan, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritans Park Meadows Village, on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

A Wake Service will be held at PIIKANI LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP, Brocket, AB, on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Mel Boerema officiating.

Following the Funeral Service, Julianna will be laid to rest in the Brocket Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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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Bonnie Louise Walcheske

1951 – 2019

Mrs. Bonnie Walcheske of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Gordon Walcheske, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 67 years. Bonnie was born in Claresholm, Alberta, on September 27, 1951. She met her husband Gordon in Ponoka and were married in 1969. Shortly after they started their family of three children. Bonnie enjoyed crafts, cooking, camping, and had a very special passion for having fun with family and friends. She always took great pride in hosting special occasions and gave her full commitment to her family and friends. Bonnie and Gordon developed many lifelong friendships through the many places they lived. She worked several years at the Medical Clinic and later was Gordon’s right hand in their own business on their acreage. She gave all of herself to her family. Her generous heart and thoughtfulness brightened the days of everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by everyone she knew. Bonnie is survived by her two daughters Jackie Sokownin (Dennis) and Joleen Semach (Rick); one son Jason Walcheske (Teena); grandchildren Jillian Stephens (Dylan), Amber Sheppard (Mack), Riley Sokownin, Raiden Semach, Talon Semach, Ronin Walcheske, and Colter Walcheske; great grandchild Evie Stephens; sister Barbara Rilling and brother Greg Bell, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 12:00PM and 1:00PM, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J4. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J4, with Pastor Lorne Willms officiating.

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