October 26th, 2020

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 5, 2019.

DANNATT

ROBERT DANNATT, of Warner, beloved husband of Joan Dannatt, passed away suddenly in Glenwood on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

A Celebration of Rob’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.

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


Riel England

April 13, 1942 – March 31, 2019

Riel England, beloved husband of the late Lilly England, passed away on March 31, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta. Riel was a long time resident of Fort Macleod and had recently moved to The View in Lethbridge. He is survived by his step-daughters Donna (Tymen) Stotyn of Monarch and Eileen (Curtis) Mark of Lethbridge, step-sons Harold (Jos) Wutke of Nobleford and Ron (Bobbie) Wutke of Granum, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gone but not forgotten. A Private family interment will be held at the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod. Memorial donations can be made to The Alzheimer Society. 40, 1202-2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. T1J 0E3


FOLK

DAWN MARIE FOLK, beloved wife of Shawn Folk of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 51 years.

Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Madison of Lethbridge, her son Dawson of Lethbridge, her mom Betty-Anne of Sioux Lookout, ON and her sisters Kelly (Mark) Visser of Lethbridge, Tracy LaRose of Edmonton and Lori (Gordon) Schiller of Red Deer. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Kelly, Mackenzie, Lindsay, Brette, Brendon, Carson and Kaden.

She was predeceased by her father Dennis Allan Mathews of Taber.

Dawn was born in Lethbridge. She was raised in Redcliff, where she grew up attending Parkside School. She then attended McCoy High in Medicine Hat and graduated from Catholic Central High School after her family had moved to Lethbridge before her Grade 12 year. After high school, she attended SAIT and obtained her diploma in Dental Assisting. She then worked for Dr. Malmberg for several years. After marrying Shawn in 1991, they welcomed Madison into the world in 1996, followed by Dawson in 1999.

In October of 1999, our lives changed with the discovery of a brain tumour– hence the fearless, tireless, unselfish life of not fighting cancer, but living with cancer for 19 and a half years. The ups and the downs, the battles and the blessings came to a peaceful end with Dawn’s last wish to pass peacefully at home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a foundation that is being created in memory of Dawn. This foundation will assist all front-line emergency services professionals in need of immediate assistance. The name of this foundation is “A New Dawn”. Details will be announced online once finalized.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with Dawn’s family at a Prayer Service at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 – 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback and Pastor Luke Watson officiating.

A Celebration of Dawn’s Life will be held at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Luke Watson officiating.

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


William Hollingsworth

1937 – 2019

Mr. William Hollingsworth of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Darlene Hollingsworth, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Grace (Grietje) Holtrop

April 10, 1932 – April 2, 2019

Grace Holtrop, beloved wife of the late Bob Holtrop, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, Alberta, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Grace was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her happiest moments were when she was surrounded by her family. She enjoyed having a game of Canasta or Skip-Bo and going bowling. Her greatest joy was when she held her grandchildren and great grandchildren on her lap. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and by those who got the opportunity to meet and care for her. Born, raised and educated in Holland, the late Grace Holtrop married her sweetheart, Bob, on May 1, 1952 in Holland and immigrated to Southern Alberta with her young family in 1955. In 1959 she moved to Coaldale, where she resided until her passing. Grace is survived by her one son Jim (Deb Beringer) Holtrop; five daughters Wilma (Doug) Fujita, Shirley (Rob) Den Braber, Annie Van Herk, Jeanette (Barry) Bigford, and Teresa Holtrop; 16 grandchildren Tammy (Jon) Orsak, Kyle (Marta Bolek) Fujita, Ryan (Janine) Den Braber, Tania (Collin) Appelt, Cara (Keith) Townsend, Tony (Lysa) Van Herk, Jolene (Brody) Allen, Michelle (Peter) Vanderwekken, Danielle (Zach Delday) Van Herk, Robert Holtrop, Jordan Holtrop, Jeremy (Christine Irwin) Van Braak, Jessica (Steve) Smith, James (Lisa) Van Braak, Sarah (Blake Thompson) Reierson, Rylan Reierson and 17 great grandchildren; her siblings Peter (Hazel) Sandstra, Mike (Lila) Sandstra, Marvin (Wilma) Sandstra, Jenny (Wayne) Wright and Sid (Jeanette) Sandstra; her stepsiblings (Mary) DeJong, Jan (Joan) DeJong, Magda (Jim) Dykstra, Johan (Marian) DeJong, Joanne (Curt) Rozendaal, Tony DeJong, and Henry (Linda) DeJong. Grace is also survived by many nephews and nieces. Grace was predeceased by her husband Bob (1974); sons Ernie (1979) Sidney (1980); granddaughter Sherri Den Braber (1986); and son-in-law Lorne Reierson (2018); father Ulbe, mother Willemke, stepmother Johanna, sisters Tryntje and Ann, brother Henry, sister-in-laws Wilma and Nellie, brother-in-law Ed; stepbrothers Gerald and Dick. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 7:00pm, on Monday, April 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Brian Kuyper, officiating. A Private Family Interment was held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5.

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KINNIBURGH

Corrine Francis Kinniburgh, beloved wife of the late Jerry Kinniburgh, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019 in Medicine Hat, Alberta at the age of 87 years. Corrine is survived by two daughters Laurie Kinniburgh of Richmond, BC and Patty (Kevin) Henderson of Medicine Hat; five grandchildren Donna and Neil Gibbings, Jennifer, Jodi and Dylan Henderson; sister-in-law Bettejean (Bruce) Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews. Corrine was born August 31, 1931 in Viking, Alberta to Margaret and Peter Lindquist. They relocated to Fincastle and then to Taber where Corrine resided until 2017 when she moved to Medicine Hat to be near family. Corrine loved music and it became the focal point of her life very early on. She learned to play the piano at a young age. She joined her father and a group of great musicians and played for dances around the community to earn money for her piano lessons, and took the bus to Lethbridge once a week to continue her training. She attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and completed her ARCT. She married Jerry Kinniburgh on October 20, 1951 and had two daughters Laurie and Patty. She began teaching piano lessons shortly after her marriage and continued to teach full time until her retirement. While teaching full time, Corrine helped Jerry maintain the farm south of Purple Springs taking on many jobs, and keeping an organized home and business. She was also a member of the Taber Music Teachers Association and held office in Eastern Star for many years. Corrine was an extremely talented pianist and also learned to play the alto sax in the Community Band. After Corrine retired, she took up golf and curling and loved spending time with her friends on and off the course. Corrine touched the lives of many throughout southern Alberta through her music and zest for life and was a revered and respected musician in the community. A celebration of Corrine’s life will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to remember Corrine with a donation may direct it to either the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation at http://www.mda.org or the Juvenile Diabetes Association at http://www.jdrf.ca. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Corrine Kinniburgh, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.


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.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Maureen Condon Horon officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

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


LAURIE

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

A Come and Go Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

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


MECKELBORG

HELMUT CHARLES MECKELBORG, beloved husband of Judy Meckelborg, passed away peacefully at home of leukemia on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Hal was born in St. Gregor, SK and grew up on the farm near Muenster, SK. After teaching school in Broadacres, SK and Camrose, AB he continued his career in Lethbridge at St. Francis Jr. High School for 29 years, where he enjoyed wonderful friendships with his colleagues. Hal cherished his family, quiet country living and travelling the world with Judy. He was a man of devout faith, quiet strength and a loving father and grandfather. Hal truly was a fine man.

Hal was predeceased by his parents Johanna and Bernard Meckelborg, his brothers Alfred, Otto, Ben, John, and Wally. He is survived by brothers Al and Ray, sister Joanne, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his loving wife Judy of 52 years, Hal will be greatly missed by his daughter, Susan, and her children Robyn, Lauren and Kyle, son Douglas, son Jim (Lisa) and their children Livia and Reid.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson celebrating.

Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

A special thank you to the nurses of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre who showed such care and compassion for Hal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Society, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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


LATHEA (NO SHOW) NORTH PEIGAN/CROSS CHILD

It is with heart-filled sadness that the North Peigan/Cross Child families announce the sudden passing of LATHEA NORTH PEIGAN/CROSS CHILD on Saturday, March 30, 2019 on the Piikani Nation in Brocket, Alberta.

A Prayer Service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 1:30 pm, followed by a one-day Wake at Lucille North Peigan’s home at 2:00 pm. On Monday, April 8, 2019, a one-day Wake Service will be held at Ivy & Raymond Cross Child’s home. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Piikani Community Hall, followed by burial at the Brocket cemetery.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting the North Peigan/Cross Child families with arrangements, (403) 627-4864.


Angela “Angie” Randa

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Angela “Angie” Randa of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. William Randa, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 86 years. A Vigil Rites (Prayer Service) will be held at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Led by Deacon Cliff Bogdan. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Monday, April 8, 2019 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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ROLFSON

MARGARET ROLFSON, beloved wife of the late Varold Rolfson of Magrath passed away on March 31, 2019 at the age of 97 years. She is the loving mother of Elaine (Wallace) Mitchell, David (Ruth) Rolfson, Arilla (John) Stratton, Richard (Nonavi) Rolfson, Sally (Kent) Smith and Chris (Juanita) Rolfson. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, her sister Julia Rolfson and a sister-in-law Marion Bennett. She was predeceased by her husband Varold ‘Sandy’ Rolfson, her sisters Eunice and Alice and her brothers Austin and Lynn. Friends may meet with the family on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTRE, (21 E. 1st S.) or prior to the service on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Magrath Stake Centre on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Mark Tollestrup officiating. Interment will follow in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery.

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


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.

She is the loving mother of her son Harald (Linda) and their children Robin (Wade) McKeeman, and Adam; her daughter Dorit (Ken) Rogalsky and their children Trina (Darcy) Welsch, Kevin (Dayna) and Julie (Colin) Gnyp; her son Werner (Janet) and their children Michael (Angela) and Braden. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Ingrid Bergmann, two sisters-in-law Irmgard Claassen of Calgary and Inge Schmiegelt of Germany, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Anneliese was predeceased by her parents, Eduard and Margarete Claassen, brother Helmut Claassen and his wife Katie, brother Manfred Claassen, sister Rosemarie Maclean and her husband Duncan, one niece Elenore Claassen.

Anneliese was born on June 16, 1922, in Ladekopp, Germany. She immigrated to Canada through the Mennonite Central Committee with her newly married husband Herbert and the rest of her family in May 1951. They worked hoeing sugar beets in the Coaldale area when they first arrived. Herbert and mom settled in Coaldale where they raised three children.

Mom had a real passion for gardening and cooking and baking. She loved baking and we, as children, loved every little bit of it. Her love of cooking landed her a job at the Coaldale Hospital as a cook where she continued to cook and bake for 17 years. She was also a faithful member of her church and belonged to the Ladies Sunbeam Sewing Circle, Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered at the MCC variety store. After her health started to fail she started to crochet squares for the “Blankets for Canada” making over 100 squares.

Anneliese was a dedicated Oma and treasured her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The family thanks the staff at St. Therese Villa where she was for three months and the staff and Dr. Plotnyk on 5A of the Chinook Regional Hospital for their loving care.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, AB on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:30 P.M.

In memory of Anneliese, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee: #210, 2946 – 32 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7.

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


Gerrit Van Esveld

1928 – 2019

Mr. Gerrit Van Esveld of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty Van Esveld, passed away at Good Samaritans Park Meadows on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 90 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Maxine Vogt

1934 – 2019

Maxine Marie Vogt joins her loving partner George Griffiths. Mom peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 84.

She leaves behind two sons Daryl and Barry (Arlene); four grandchildren Julie (Craig), Reed, Clay and Paige, and four great grandchildren Craig Jr, Marcus, Rachel and Gordon. With respect to moms wishes, a private Family Service will be held.

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Dino Zonta

1927 – 2019

Mr. Dino Zonta of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Faye Zonta, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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