October 23rd, 2020

MONDAY, April 1, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 1, 2019.

BLUST

MR. BERNARD BLUST, of Milk River, AB, beloved husband of the late Lena Blust, passed away peacefully in Milk River Long Term Care, surrounded by his family on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the age of 92 years

Bernard is survived by his children, Paul (Charlotte) and children Stacy (Aaron), Adam (Lea), Michael (Jenn) and Warren; Gail (Arnie) Bushulak and daughter Dawn (Coogan); Cindy (Duane) Middleton and children Scott (Lansey), Kevin (Jayme), Lisa (Trevor) and Jodi; Myles (Colette) and son Michael; Kevin (Liz) and children Jessica, August and Emma. Bernard’s memory will also be cherished by his Nine great- grandchildren, his extended family: Janine (Rick) Ireland and Steve (Jacque) and their families; three sisters Barbara Jensen, Rose Marie Hallonquist and Dorothy Malinowski; three sisters-in-law Clara Blust, Maria Blust and Ann Blust.

Beside his beloved wife Lena “Lee”, Bernard was predeceased by his granddaughter Kimberly Bushulak, parents, five siblings and his brothers and sister in-laws.

Bernard was born in Allerston on August 15, 1926, the fourth of nine children. His parents moved the family to the farm in Masinasin in 1930, where he resided until 2008. He married Lee in 1963 and together they raised a family of five. In 1975 Bernard began working at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park as Maintenance Foreman until his retirement in 1994. Bernard and Lee stayed on the farm until 2008 when they moved to the Prairie Rose Lodge in Milk River.

Dad had a strong faith and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He was always happiest when he was surrounded by family. Dad was taught the value of hard work at a very young age and carried that with him throughout his whole life. Not only did he pass that on to his children but also to each person that worked beside him. You would always find dad in the garden, the barnyard or picking weeds, always doing something. It was never work for dad that was just who he was 🙂

The Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street, Milk River, AB on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating.

Following the Funeral Mass, Bernard will be laid to rest beside his wife Lee in the Allerston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to the Milk River Long Term Care – 517 Centre Ave NE, Milk River, AB, T0K 1M0.

To send a condolence, please visit

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BUTLER

THOMAS CHARLES BUTLER, of Coutts, beloved husband of Carlyn Butler, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by his side on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


DERENZO

WILLEMINA HENDRIKA DERENZO (nee Schepers) 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.

Willy was born in Amersfoort, Holland on June 18th, 1926 to the late Gerard and Marie Schepers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Louis Derenzo, and her beloved son, Stephen Derenzo.

Willemina is survived by her daughters Ria (Warren) Cecchini, Kay Derenzo (Doug), Louise Derenzo, Diane (Taco) Hansma, son Tony (Gloria) Derenzo, and daughter Debra Derenzo (Jayson). She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family in Holland.

Willemina’s fondest childhood memories involved time with her dearest brother Ben Schepers, from Queensland, Australia. Their relationship was so strong even though they lived miles apart. Willemina loved her brother Ben wholeheartedly.

During WWII, Willemina met the love of her life, Louis while he was serving in Holland. Soon after they married, they embarked on a journey to Canada to start their new life together; Willemina was such a beautiful war bride. Together they built a life and a wonderful family. Every grandchild, great-grandchild, and great-great-grandchild was loved by “Grandma Willy”, and each one had a special place in her heart. Mark or “my little Peanut” as she called him, was no exception. Mark needed a special kind of love that she was always willing to give. Whenever the grandkids visited grandma’s house, there was never shortage of fresh homemade bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, genoa salami and back tickles.

Willemina or “Willy” had such a zest for life. She was known to her friends and family as being “spunky” and so much fun to be with. Willy was a beautiful lady inside and out, a true angel here on earth. She had an infectious smile and witty sense of humour. Willy touched the lives of everyone she met. She will always be remembered for her caring heart, kind soul, and love for others. Family was extremely important to Willy, and when we all got together she never turned down an opportunity to play spoons or dance in the kitchen.

Willy spent the last few years living at Golden Acres where she had many good friends. She loved the staff that cared for her, and they loved her too. She touched the lives of so many people, and we will all miss her immensely.

To honour Willy’s wishes there will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Crowsnest Pass for family and close friends. Time and Location to be announced at a later date.

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Nancy Ginther
1936 – 2019
Nancy Eleanor Ginther, beloved wife of Len Ginther, passed away in Lethbridge on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the age of 82 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.


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

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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.

Ross is the loving father to Gordon (Margie) Hynes of Burlington, ON, Wayne (Ulli) Hynes of Germany and Jamie Hynes of Victoria, BC. He is survived by his four grandchildren, Megann, Matthew, Jonah and Justin Hynes, as well as his two brothers, Hap “John” and Gord Hynes, his sister, Maureen Madore and all of their families. He is also fondly remembered by his mother-in-law, Jenny Skinner, his sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Cyril Hubbard and family and by Gordon and Wayne’s mother, Bernie Wirth.

He is predeceased by his brother, Jim Hynes.

A Private Family Service will be held in Lake McGillivray, ON at a later date.

In memory of Ross, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association: #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 or to a charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Howard Frank Kaupp

1932 – 2019

Mr. Howard Kaupp of New Dayton, Alberta, beloved husband of Mrs. Francis Kaupp, passed away at the Taber Hospital, on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

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 private condolence.


KUZMINSKI

TEODOR “TED” KUZMINSKI, beloved husband of Janina Kuzminski, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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LAURIE

BARBARA ANNE LAURIE, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 52 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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RED CROW

LOUIS JOHN RED CROW passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 47 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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RED CROW

LOUIS JOHN RED CROW passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 47 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

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SCHMIEGELT

ANNELIESE SCHMIEGELT, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Herbert Schmiegelt, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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