January 15th, 2021

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 18, 2019.

Barbara Clifton

1927 – 2019

Mrs. Barbara Clifton of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. George Clifton, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Barbara was born in Lethbridge to parents Marshall and Mary Livingston at the Galt Hospital on April 26, 1927. She received her education at the Coalhurst School, and then went on to teach in Coalhust for 36 years. She enjoyed teaching, traveling and loved to read.

Barbara is survived by her sons Gordon and (Dale Lynn) Clifton; grandchildren Shaun (JJ) Clifton; great grandchildren Madison and Taylor; and sister in law Alice Livingston.

Besides her loving husband George, Barbara was predeceased by her parents Marshall and Mary Livingston, and brothers Gordon and Laurence Livingston.

Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow in the Archmount Cemetery.

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PATRICIA ANN HARTMAN, beloved wife of Gerhardt Hartman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Relatives and Friends are invited to Prayer Services at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray Wagner officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 – 23rd Avenue, Coaldale on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Ian Gagne Celebrating.

Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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Peter Huvenaars
1932 – 2019
Our family sadly announces the passing of our beloved dad, Peter Huvenaars, who passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Taber on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Peter is survived by his children, daughter Marian (Rick) Stamp of Enchant and their family Greg (Sarah) Stamp (their children Hannah, Abigail, Julia, Paul and Clara), Aimee (Blake) Klatt (their children Blake, Rylie and Chloie), Matthew (Dynae) Stamp (their children Lucy and Nora), Nathan (Christine) Stamp (their children, Bennett, William and Baylee); son John (Lisa) Huvenaars of Coaldale and their children Mark Huvenaars (Fiona), Carly (Cam) Hazell (their children Walker and Archer); son Richard (Linda) Huvenaars of Hays their children Carl Huvenaars (Rachael) and Christina (Chris) deWinter; daughter Pat (Ray) Friesen of Taber and their children Erin (Jaden) Bettcher (their son Jace), and Ryan Friesen (Hailly). He is also survived by five brothers and by Netta’s brothers, sisters and their families. Peter will also be remembered by Olive, his wife of four years, along with her five children and their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by Netta Huvenaars, his wife of fifty six years, his great granddaughter Mary Josephine Stamp, his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Peter was born on August 7, 1932 in Uden, Holland. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 to complete the pursuit of the love of his life, Netta, who moved to Canada with her family the year before. Peter and Netta married in Lethbridge on June 22, 1957. They moved several times within Southern Alberta before settling on the farm at Hays in 1962. Together, they raised their family there with Peter taking pride in his family and working hard to build their farm. Peter and Netta retired to Taber in 2006. After Netta’s passing on February 18, 2014, Peter met Olive Pitts and they were married on April 11, 2015 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Peter enjoyed carpentry, gifting many projects to his family, travelling, curling and card playing with the seniors group, gardening and keeping his yards always so beautiful. Mostly he enjoyed spending his time with family and friends sharing his many stories. Peter continued to have great respect for farmers and was always interested in what was happening in the farming industry. He lived life to the fullest until his final day, and he will be greatly missed.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


WILLIAM “BILL” KRYSAK SR., beloved husband of Sylvia Krysak, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Rodger Halvorson officiating.

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On April 15, 2019, GRACE MARKS, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, at the age of 89 years, made her journey home to reunite with her husband Stan, family and friends.

Grace is survived by her brother and life-long best friend, Ross Chambers; and her children, Garry (Elly) Marks, (Lomond), Delores (Pat) Honess (Lomond), Darlene (Ralph) Peckford (Lethbridge), Barb (Rob) Kusnir (Taber), Cindy (John) Steenbergen (Lethbridge) and Helen Marks (Lethbridge) and many grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Stan Marks (of over 72 years), parents, brothers, sisters and many dear friends.

Grace Pauline Chambers was born June 4, 1929. Due to diphtheria, many babies did not survive. Grace’s mother could not believe her tiny brown-eyed baby girl made it through childbirth. Her mother would always say, “She had to fight her way here, and she has never backed away from anything or anyone since.” Even when the foe was mighty, Grace would stand up for what was right. She absolutely never ever knew the meaning of ”giving up” and if you were one of her family, you better not either.

Grace married her school sweetheart, Stan Marks, in 1947. They were so thrilled to be blessed with five children, ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. This was Grace’s greatest joy. She was such a phenomenal mother and grandmother. She was a brilliant, independent and strong woman and she modeled that for all of her children and grandchildren. She was so incredibly wise. She always knew what to say to make everything right again. Whether it was their biggest failure or greatest triumph, she was the first person her children would call. She was the rock and heart of her family. With her unconditional love, encouragement and enthusiasm she would make everyone believe they could achieve their dreams, and with her behind them, they did.

Grace was such a hard worker. Whatever needed to be done on the farm, or in the community, she was right there doing her share and more. She taught her children that when there was work to be done, everybody needed to help, to never ask someone to do what you wouldn’t do yourself and to feel the power and joy that comes with a team accomplishing the goal. She would work on the farm; drive the school bus; work at the post office; make meals fit for royalty; wash; clean and then before bed, sewing the most beautiful outfits just to make sure her children were dressed in the best. She would work endlessly and selflessly.

Many found Grace to be such a loyal friend, counsellor and confidant. She had such a gift of knowing when someone was hurting or needed a helping hand. She would then go over for a “little visit” because she thought they might just need someone to talk with. Those talks mended countless broken hearts. She was a firm believer that you should never push someone down when you could use the same hand to help pick someone up.

Her little farmhouse was always filled with so much laughter, love, and, of course, food. Her greatest delight was to have people over for a meal and visit. Many friends and neighbors would drop in around mealtime, and Grace would welcome them happily as she set more plates on the table. Everyone would rave about her meals and baking, but no one loved it more than her husband. When all the children had left the home, Grace and Stan still always ate their meals together at the kitchen table, discussing their day, their lives and their dreams. Until Stan’s passing two months ago, they lived their whole life as one. Reunited, their love story will now continue on for eternity. Grace will remain with us forever. Her many pearls of wisdom will continue to guide us throughout our lifetimes, and passed from generation after generation.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating.

Grace will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Therese Villa via Covenant Foundation, c/o St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400-9th Ave. S, T1J 4V5. Thank-you.

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It is with deepest love and gratitude for an amazing mother that we announce the passing of FONTELLA MAY (ORR) TRAINER.

Mom passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on April 14th, 2019 surrounded by her family. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her sister Fay (Orr) Hartley and Mom’s children Roxanne (John) Rasmussen, Tracy (David) Ingraham, (Dina) Trainer, Shawn (Mandy) Trainer, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mom was predeceased by her parents Wilford and Annie (Bohne) Orr, her husband Joseph C. Trainer, son Terry J. Trainer, great-grandchild Liam McLeod, siblings John, Cecil, Merlin, Gordon, Dean and Luella (Brewer).

Mom was a beautifully talented woman in many areas including gardening, music, art, baking and cooking. She loved being outdoors in nature. She served faithfully in many different areas in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her Savior and had a strong testimony of families. Her children and grandchildren brought her great joy.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MAGRATH STAKE CENTER, on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Magrath Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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