October 21st, 2020

MONDAY, April 8, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 8, 2019.

FLANAGAN, Reverend Edward Bernard

May 27, 1929 – Medicine Hat, Alberta April 3, 2019 – Lethbridge, Alberta

It is with great sadness we report that “Father Ed” Flanagan passed away in hospital in Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest in the Roman Catholic faith. Father Ed was born in Medicine Hat, AB, to parents, Thomas Flanagan and Julia Meany, immigrants from Ireland. He was the second youngest child in a family of twelve. He is survived by his brother, Patrick of Red Deer, AB and many members of a large, extended family. Father Ed attended St. Theresa’s Academy in Medicine Hat, and knew from his early teens that he was called to the priesthood. After being educated at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto from 1947-1954, he was ordained by Bishop Carroll, April 3, 1954 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary. Father Ed celebrated his first mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Medicine Hat. In addition to serving many rural communities in southern Alberta, Father Ed was a parish priest at St. Basil in Lethbridge, and several parishes in Calgary including, Sacred Heart, Corpus Christi, St. James, St. Gerard, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Included in a book on the history of the Sacred Heart parish church, is the following description: “Father Flanagan was a man of deep principles; he was approachable and attentive and could deftly inject his fine sense of humour into matters of a serious nature.” Attendance at a mass celebrated by Father Ed was an uplifting experience due to the wise words in his sermon and his lovely singing voice. He lived life as he believed, and he will be greatly missed. Funeral Vigil will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Cathedral Hall. Mass for the Dead will be held at St. Basil’s Church in Lethbridge at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com. The family expresses its appreciation for the support and care provided to Father Ed by many people during his retirement in Lethbridge, particularly Pat Lenon, Lisa Mitchell and Annella Wehlage. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of their choosing. In living memory of Rev. Edward Flanagan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


William Hollingsworth

1937 – 2019

Mr. William Wesley McKeown, beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the age of 82 years. Bill is survived by his sons Grant (Tammy) Hollingsworth and Kent (Lee) Hollingsworth; 4 grandsons Jamie, Jay, Ethan and Logan; brother Chuck (Marion) Hollingsworth; sisters Nancy (Doug) Coleman, Dorothy (Lyle) Douglas, Karen (Jack) Driesman, Peg (Les) Fracyzk and his dear friend Claire Zuback. Besides his loving wife Darlene, Bill was predeceased by his parents John and Velma; brothers Jim, Ken, Frank, John and Doug. The family would like to thank the staff at Chinook Regional Hospital ICU Unit and St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their excellent care, kindness and support. A Private Family graveside service will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery. A Come and Go Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at RIVER RIDGE CONDOMINIUMS, 100 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Donations in Bill’s names may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4K7.

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Grace (Grietje) Holtrop

1932 – 2019

Mrs. Grace Holtrop of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. Bob Holtrop, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 86 years. 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.

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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.

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Lila Parsonage

1922 – 2019

Mrs. Lila Parsonage of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Rodger Parsonage, passed away at Legacy Lodge on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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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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Gladys Scramstad
1927 – 2019
Gladys Joyce Scramstad, beloved wife of the late Alvin Scramstad, passed away in Taber on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the age of 92 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 5431 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Gerrit Jan Van Esveld

1928 – 2019

With deep gratefulness for his life, the family of Gerrit Jan Van Esveld share that he passed away quietly on April 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan’s, Park Meadows Village, Lethbridge at the age of 90.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Monday April 8, 2019 at BETHEL FREE REFORMED CHURCH OF MONARCH, 6 EASTMAN RD, MONARCH, AB., Pastor Eric Moerdyk, officiating.

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WEST

SAMUEL WEST, beloved husband of Shelley West, of Picture Butte, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre with his family at his side on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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