January 22nd, 2021

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 7, 2019.

Marvin Arneson

1946 – 2019

Mr. Marvin Arneson of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Alison Arneson passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Marv was born in Wadena, SK on September 30, 1946. He moved to Alberta with his family in 1960 and spent his school years in the Vermilion area. He began his working life with the CN Railway, then moved on to be a grain buyer for National Grain and later a feed mill operator. He met and married his wife Alison in 1966, and the young family moved to Coalhurst in 1972 where he resided until his passing. Marv was a fellow who loved to build, fix, repair and was handy at almost anything. He self-studied and challenged the exam and was extremely proud to receive his Millwright ticket. He eventually went to work for Coca Cola and was there for 26 years. He was well known as the Coca Cola service man in Southern Alberta. Marv enjoyed curling with the Moose for several years and has been a lifelong hockey fan. Go Flames! He liked to go camping with family and friends and spent many enjoyable weekends in the mountains. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Coalhurst Branch 273 and was a part of the volunteer group who built the new branch. In latter years, he and his wife Alison did some traveling together in Canada, and overseas which they enjoyed immensely. Besides his loving wife Alison, Marv is survived by his sons, Heath and Lance (Jackie); grandchildren Justin Robert, Justin Heath, Jordin, Trent, Jack, Josh, Annika and Jannell; great grandchildren Emma, Vannessa and Aiyonna; sisters Norma (Don), Dorothea, Carol (Jack); brother Charles (Suryea) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Dorothy Arneson, and daughter in law Jo-Ann. A Memorial Service will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the COALHURST LEGION 5205 6 STREET, Coalhurst, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters 622 6 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0Z3.

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BLAINE BORGGARD, beloved husband of Faye, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (entrance to the airport)

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June Jasman

1932 – 2019

Mrs. June Jasman of Lundbreck, beloved wife of the late Mr. Les Jasman, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 86 years. June was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan in 1932. In 1950, she married Les Jasman and they had three children; Laverne, Grant and Leona. When June and Les were first married they lived in Lethbridge then moved to Fort Macleod, Magrath, and Raymond. In 1968 they bought a ranch near Lundbreck, Alberta, and she lived there until 2010. She was actively involved in every aspect of the farming and ranching and loved it all. After her husband passed away, she decided to travel, and she visited almost every place in the world! June was an avid quilter and would always help with making the quilts for the United Church women’s raffles in Pincher Creek. She was very involved with the United Church, The Red Hat Club, and Senior’s Centres in Lundbreck and Pincher Creek. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to take them fishing. When she wasn’t traveling, she was off visiting with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. June is survived by her daughter Laverne (Roger) Langlois of Lethbridge, and her son Grant (Valerie) Jasman of Lundbreck; sisters Doreen Seeman, Beryl (Don) Orr, and Marcia (Brent) Seely grandchildren Shawn Johnson, Bryce Owen, Rena Brown, Candice Jasman, Kristie Sitter, Brittany Small, Chelsie Sutherland; 8 great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Besides her loving husband Les, June was predeceased by her daughter Leona Jasman; grandson Darcy Johnson and son in law Roger Owen. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, Reverend Terry Shillington, officiating.

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Brenda Kinniburgh
1956 – 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Brenda Jean Kinniburgh, beloved wife of Tom Kinniburgh, announce her passing in Taber on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the age of 62 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The service in celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at the Heritage Inn, 4830 – 46 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Life Celebrant, Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating. A private service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Besides her loving husband Tom, she is survived by their four sons Shaun (Stacey) Kinniburgh of Taber and their family Marissa and Gavin; Brad (Kia) Kinniburgh of Taber and their family Braxton, Dreyton and Delia; Jeff (Kristan) Kinniburgh of Brooks and their family Kaden, Deegan and Monroe; Nolan (Kayla) Kinniburgh of Taber and their puppy, “the granddog” Merlin. Brenda is also survived by her siblings Roger Noble (Cathy Murphy), Audrey (Buster) Carswell, Grant Noble and their families. She will also be remembered by Tom’s family, Ted Sylvester, Brian (Sharon) Kinniburgh, Lynn Young (Art Crouse), Donna (Bob) Wright, Bill Kinniburgh, Connie (Craige) Stone, Cam (Charlene) Kinniburgh and their families. Brenda will be fondly remembered by her very dear and longtime friend, Patti Peterson.
She was predeceased by her parents David and Marion Noble; inlaws Scott and Lois Kinniburgh and sister-in-law Laurie Sylvester.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Barbara Reid

1936 – 2019

Mrs. Barbara Reid of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Bob Reid, passed away at the Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows Village on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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RICHARD STEWART SPACKMAN, passed away on Thursday April 25, 2019 as a result of ALS. He was 65. He will be cremated. Richard is survived by his sister Marie Spackman; pre-deceased by his parents, Lester and Estella. A Memorial Service will be held for him on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northside Chapel, 2223 – 6 Avenue North, Lethbridge. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ALS Society of Alberta, 7874 10 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8W1.

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Reiko Takeyasu (nee Okahashi) passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on May 3rd, 2019 at the age of 86. She succumbed to double pneumonia and the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her illnesses, she maintained a cheerful and pleasant outlook with family, friends, and care givers. She was born in Port Hammond, BC (now part of Maple Ridge) on Apr 23rd, 1923 to Masuzo and Kikuye Okahashi. Her mother passed away when she was only 2 years old, resulting in her being fostered to a Finnish family. She often joked that she was an ‘unfinished Finn’. During the Japanese Canadian Internment, she chose to rejoin her family and was relocated to the Coaldale, Alberta area. She met and married her first husband George (Joji) Takeyasu in Aug 1956. She had 3 sons. Before the children were of school age, she worked selling Fuller Brush products, and later worked as a bookkeeper for the original CJOC radio station for 25 years; she is remembered fondly by her co-workers. Upon retirement she was presented with a trip to Hawaii. After George’s passing in 2001, she married Elmer Dell Bolick in 2005. They enjoyed dancing at the LSCO and many trips and cruises. She, Elmer and friend Elsie Krasman, formed the ‘Recycled Teenagers’ who were a Karaoke group that performed at various venues. Elmer passed away in October of 2018. She was an extremely active volunteer. She rose to the rank of District Commissioner in the Scouts Canada organization, and District Governor in Toastmasters. She attended a multitude of cub/scout camps and jamborees, as well as Toastmaster competitions and conferences. Nadia Campbell, is a dear friend that goes back to the early days of Toastmasters with Reiko. She expressed her creative side with Sumi-e (Japanese Brush painting), Ikebana (Flower arranging) and charcoal sketching. She is pre-deceased by her siblings George and Charlie Okahashi, Merry Sameshima, her youngest son Stacey, and both her husbands George Takeyasu and Elmer Bolick. She is survived by her sisters Lily (Yas) Yamashita and June (Horsey) Tajiri, her sons Lloyd (Cynthia Palahniuk), Trent (Veronica Horn) and grandchildren Reanna, Cassidy and Sara-Jane. She was also blessed with many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, a great-grand nephew and 2 upcoming great-grand niece/nephews. She hosted several of them in her home over the years, notably Dr. Kathy Yamashita, Justin Yamashita and Chandra Yamashita. When her sons were younger and she left on trips, she would get niece Linda to stay with them, so that they would be fed and ‘not kill each other’… A viewing will take place at Generations Funeral Home (703 – 13th St. N. Lethbridge) on Friday May 10th, 2019 @ 7 PM. The funeral will be held at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta (470 – 40th St. S. Lethbridge, just south of the Casino) @ 10 AM, a lunch will follow. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Unit 4C and the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village for the special care and attention they gave to Reiko. In lieu of flowers or koden, donations may be made to the Lethbridge Alzheimer’s Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge.

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