October 22nd, 2020

SATURDAY, March 30, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 30, 2019.

ALSTON

MARIAN JANET ALSTON (June 28, 1930 – March 26, 2019) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Janet will be lovingly remembered by her children: Jody, James (Sandy Jensen; Kristen, Kayla, Jaclyn), Drew (Wendi Turner; Andrew (Brecia), Lauren, Nathan, Madison), Jacqueline (Kent Warnica; Lauren, Kathryn), Donna (Trent Taggart; Nathan, Jessica, Rebecca, Rachel, Kate); and Jonathan (Valerie (Levi), Garett, Ethan) and great-grandson Jared James. She is survived by her brother Lawrence (Norma) Turner. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Doug, her parents George and Thelma Turner, and grandsons Jared, Kyle, and Isaac.

Janet was born in Magrath and had a wonderful, small town childhood. She met and dated Doug when she was 14, but when Janet moved to “enemy territory” (Raymond) for high school, their romance was seemingly thwarted. Janet made many friendships and had many fond memories of her Raymond days. Janet developed excellent sewing and ironing skills at her parents’ dry cleaning shop. After finishing high school, Janet worked in Edmonton. She then served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canada West Mission. Doug and Janet eventually got married and started their family in Glenwood. They moved to Cardston and lived there until they moved to Lethbridge in 1968. They lived in the same house on the “Greenstrip” for 50+ years.

Janet loved parties, both planning and attending them. She belonged to many clubs, including The College Faculty Wives, The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Forever Friends, and “the Club”. She worked as an Avon lady and at Sears. She was an avid sewer, quilter, knitter and a talented genealogist. Janet’s homemade chocolates were legendary. She had a beautiful alto voice and sang in several choirs. She was also an excellent swimmer.

As a faithful member of her church, Janet served in many callings. Her favorite role was when her husband was called to serve as President of the Nigeria Lagos Mission where she became “mission mom” to many young missionaries. She felt they listened to and followed her advice much better than her own children (smile). Doug and Janet cherished their time in Africa. Upon returning to Canada, Doug and Janet served as temple workers. After Doug’s passing, Janet missed him greatly and looked forward to reuniting with him.

Janet’s physical presence will be greatly missed by all who loved her; however, her spiritual presence will remain with each of us. Her life of devotion and dedication to Jesus Christ will forever be an example.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA STAKE CENTRE (scenic drive).

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Sunday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (near the airport).

Interment will take place at 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral at the Magrath Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


ANDRE

EDITH MARGARET (PASOLLI) ANDRE, of Champion, born on May 15, 1927 in Hardieville to the late Maria Pasolli and the late Evaristo Pasolli, passed away at age 91 on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Lethbridge. Edith was married to the late James Paul Andre.

She was preceded in death by her son, Eugene Englehart; her daughter, Delores Hubbard; her brothers, Livio Pasolli and Constantino Pasolli her sister-in-law, Ruth Pasolli; and her granddaughter, Shirley Andre.

Edith is survived by her daughter, Margaret Jensen and her children, Jennifer Fritz and David Fritz; her son, Gordon Englehart; her daughter-in-law, Wendy Englehart and her children, Stacey (Shaun) Kinniburgh and Denny (Ray) Englehart; her son-in-law, Harry Hubbard and his children, Carey Ann (Daryl) Thompson and Debra (Andy) Rivet; and her brother, Sev Pasolli. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren.

Edith was a dedicated mother and treasured her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a true and loyal friend and helped out those in need. In earlier years, Edith and Jim enjoyed time spent camping and fishing. Edith liked knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, and gardening. She was very proud of her roses which were second to none

and thrived under her care. We will miss her immensely.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 7:00P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 -13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

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


Dennis Arndt

1943 – 2019

Mr. Dennis Arndt of Raymond, beloved husband of Mrs. Shirley Arndt, passed away at the Raymond Health Care Centre on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 75 years. A Celebration of Dennis’ Life will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the 702 WING RCAFA, 174, Stubb Ross Road, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


BLUST

BERNARD BLUST, beloved husband of the late Lena Blust, of Milk River, AB. passed away peacefully with family at his side on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DERENZO

WILLEMINA DERENZO, of Lethbridge and formerly of the Crowsnest Pass, beloved wife of the late Louis Derenzo, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HILLMER

VIRGINIA HILLMER, beloved wife of the late Leonard Hillmer, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans Garden Vista in Magrath on Wednesday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 98 years.

A Celebration of Virginia’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association: #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 or to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society: 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.

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


HYNES

ROSS HYNES, beloved husband of Bev Hynes (née Skinner) of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Howard Frank Kaupp

1932 – 2019

With sadness we write to inform you that Howard Kaupp passed away on March 25, 2019, in his sleep at the Taber Hospital at the age of 87. Howard, an only son, was very close to his sister Noreen who passed away in 1993. Dad has remained close to Noreen’s daughter Lorie and son Kelly. Over the years, Kelly has made regular visits and hunting trips to the Kaupp farm. Howard was also very close to his parents Mary and Raymond Kaupp, who moved to Lethbridge after leaving the family farm west of New Dayton. Dad married his life-long love and partner Francis Kaupp on June 21, 1952. Mom, who is known to most as “Franki” was raised on a farm east of Bowden with her brothers and sisters. Over the next twelve years Mom and Dad were blessed with seven children including six boys and a daughter. Tragically, their oldest son William (Bill to most) passed with his son Clinton in February of 2018. Howard is survived by his wife Franki, daughter-in-law Paula, son Patrick and wife Audrey, son Brian and friend Jeannie, son Gordon and wife Pam, son Gerald, son Shelly and wife Leslie, and daughter Karen and husband Gord. As the years rolled by the Kaupp family expanded with surviving grandchildren that include Jaime, Lindsay, Jon, Paul, Cale, Kimberly, Curtis, Tyler, Raymond, Wally, and Lexie. There are 19 great grandchildren so far. Howard had a very full and happy life in many respects. He was tall in stature and had an extra kind heart that guided him towards a disposition of integrity, compassion and generosity towards family, friends and many strangers who often came to visit the family farm and sometimes ended up living there for a time working and otherwise getting to know Howard and Franki. Dad had a kind and engaging way of communicating with most people that resulted in many long-lasting friendships and other positive connections in the local communities of New Dayton, Warner, Milk River, Raymond and Lethbridge. Howard was also active with his wife Franki in politics whether at the local, provincial or federal levels. Farming was his main lifelong occupation, but Howard also enjoyed running his Pork Shop in Lethbridge, and some years working at UMA engineering. Dad was very proud of his role in helping to bring fresh water by way of an underground pipeline to their local community that was later expanded to other farms and communities. Howard very much enjoyed a number of trips to Europe with Franki, and other friends, renting cars and enjoying the sites throughout England, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and northern Italy. In his earlier life, Dad enjoyed basketball, baseball, curling, hunting, and dancing. Howard was a social man who enjoyed a cold beer or a mixed drink of rum and coke. Sometimes he would make an exception and have more than one. Dad made countless meals and extra great breakfasts of fried eggs, pancakes and homemade sausage for his many, visitors, friends and ever-expanding family. Howard was very proud of his family. He believed that the family farm was the best place on earth to live even when the west wind was blowing too hard, day after dusty day! And of course, he was beyond certain that marrying Franki was his best day, and her best choice, that led to long lasting happiness, a big family, and many fun adventures, vacations, parties and other get togethers at the farm one mile west of New Dayton. Howard and Franki were very proud of their home and perfect summer yard of flowers and trees that hosted many fun events and relaxing cool evenings. Going to Church and practicing his Catholic faith was central to how Howard thought about life. Howard understood that everyone, including himself, made mistakes big and small. And just as important, he believed in the forgiveness of sin, and the life everlasting to come, hopefully in that happy place above the clouds. Thankfully, Howard will have many friends and family to greet him on his continuing journey towards the light. Thank you to Raymond Hospital, Good Samaritan Linden View in Taber and the Taber Hospital for the great care they took of Howard. Prayers will be held at 7:00pm, on Sunday March 31, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, Monday, April 1, 2019 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405-12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

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