October 24th, 2020

FRIDAY, May 10, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 10, 2019.

Dennis Arndt

1943 – 2019

Mr. Dennis Arndt of Raymond, beloved husband of Mrs. Shirley Arndt, passed away at the Raymond Health Care Centre on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 75 years. There will be an Honor Ride for Dennis on Saturday, May 11, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the LETHBRIDGE CASINO, 3756 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4Y9. Everyone is to park their bike in the roped off section of the Casino parking lot. A breakfast buffet with coffee will be available in the social room in the Casino. Honor Parade Ride will leave at 1:00PM sharp and proceed to a Celebration of Dennis’ Life which will be held from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the 702 WING AIR PORT, 174, Stubb Ross Road, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Anne Blacquier
1937 – 2019

Anne Norma Blacquier passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Lethbridge on Monday, May 6th 2019 at the age of 81 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, May 13, 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.
Anne will be forever cherished by her four children Tammy Blacquier Gray of Taber and her children Byron Whalen (his family Kade and Ty Whalen) and Crista (Spencer) Valgardson (their daughter Sophia); Terry (Rhonda) Blacquier of Dessert Blume and their children Colby Sadler, Brittany Sadler (her daughter Jorja), Brendan Blacquier and Shaylyn Blacquier; Lisa (Tim) Blacquier of Taber and her daughter Codie-Ann Rempel (her daughter Kiley Ann); Andy (Jodi) Blacquier of Taber and their sons Tyson Blacquier, Taylor Blacquier and Bailey Blacquier. She is also survived by her brother Robert (Heather) Whalen of New Brunswick, sisters Marlene Hummerstone of Edmonton and Dorene (Roland) Carson of New Brunswick. She will also be remembered by her niece Penny (Allan) Finnamore, who she considered a sister and numerous nieces and nephews from all over that thought the most of her as well.
She was predeceased by her parents Edison and Hilda Whalen, sister Jackie Donovan, brother Terrance Whalen at childbirth and a great granddaughter, Aubrey Nicole.
Family meant everything to Anne. When she wasn’t travelling down to see her family in New Brunswick, she would be hanging out with her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anne also had a love for Bingo, garage sales, country music and baking. Anne will be remembered for her smile and didn’t expect much from anyone. It didn’t take much to make her happy. She loved without regret and will be greatly missed by all.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Anne’s name may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Box 2211, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4K7 (www.heartandstroke.ca).
The family would like to send a special thank you to all the staff St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge who treated her like family and took such good care of her. The family really appreciated it and it was never over looked.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Hermannus “Mance” Breukelman

1928 – 2019

Mr. Hermannus Breukelman of Coaldale, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Breukelman, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, May 13, 2019 at THE CANADIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 2705-21 AVENUE (formerly: HIGHWAY 3 WEST), BOX 1254, Coaldale, Alberta, Reverend J. Huijgen, officiating.

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BUGG

God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be,

So he wrapped His arms around you

And whispered, ‘Come to Me.’

TERRY WAYNE BUGG, beloved husband of Betty Ann Bugg of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his wife and children at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Justin (Jackie) Bugg of Lethbridge and their children Heston and Holden, and Jennifer (Jamie Arnold) Bugg of Coaldale and their children Reese-Lynn and Linden. He is also survived by his siblings, Ellen (Wayne) Lehr, Ed (Shirley) Bugg, Jeff (Rose) Bugg and Penny (Chris) Shannon and their families, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey & Charles Bugg of Melita, MB, his nephew, Dallas Shannon of Stoney Mountain, MB and his sister-in-law, Patty Bonogofski of Medicine Hat, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

Terry was known for his kind heart and good humour. He loved to volunteer wherever he was needed. He was a proud Papa of four grandchildren whom he loved with his whole heart and he was a huge influence in each of their lives.

Terry fought a long and hard battle in the last years of his life, but chose to join his mother and father in heaven. He has become an angel for those who need him.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Ray & Ellen Wagner officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to GoodHearts Transplant Foundation, PO Box 76066, Edmonton, AB, T6H 5Y7.

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


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. 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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Alice Marie Jassman

May 17, 1942 – May 7, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother, Alice Marie Jassman (76), of Fort Macleod, AB, on May 7, 2019. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Judy, Kathy and Lori, her grandchildren, Melissa, Chalsey, Dakota and Megan, and her great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Kenley and Jaydee. She is also survived by her sisters, Agnes, Edna Mae, Pat and Linda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews, and is predeceased by her parents, Elsworth (‘Cap’) and Ida Russell, and her brother Allan Russell

In her younger years, our Mother loved to get all ‘dolled up’ and go dancing – she’d never pass up an opportunity to kick up her heels on the dance floor. She also loved to go camping, especially if it was a family camp-out, and was an avid Rodeo fan, taking in as many local Rodeos as she could. She also took great pride in her yard and flower beds, which she toiled endlessly in from spring to fall. Her favorite thing, however, was sitting down for a ‘mean’ game of Canasta, a card game that all members of our family were required to learn and play, and “Yes, Mom, you play like a wiener, and you are so a ‘Pile Hog’ “!

We wish to thank Dr. Beekman, the Fort Macleod Home Care Nurses, and all of the staff at the Community Support Beds (Fort Macleod) for the exemplary care given to our Mother during her

last days, as well as their compassion and support to her family during this difficult time.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Trinity United Church (220-20 Street, Fort Macleod, AB). A luncheon will follow from 12:00 to 2:00 at the United Church Hall, with internment at the Granum Cemetery for immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9) or to the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds (P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0)

Condolences may be sent through: http://www.edensfuneralhome.com


Henrietta Kress
1926 – 2019

Henrietta Kress (nee Matt), beloved wife of the late Leo Kress, passed away in Taber on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the age of 93 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 5009 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Henrietta is survived by her children Jerome Kress of Vulcan, Marcel (Irene) Kress of Taber, Georgette (Jerry) Sauvé of Taber, Bill (Janell) Kress of Coaldale and Steve (Wilma) Kress of Taber; daughter-in-law Pat Derksen of Taber; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Leo; sons Chris Kress and Samuel Kress; parents Cosmas and Georgina Matt; sister Loretta Glas and brother-in-law Pius Glas.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


PATRICK KUNTZ 1955-2019

Mr. Patrick Kuntz of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the age of 64 years.

We Remember Him In the rising of the son And its going down We remember him In the blowing of the wind And in the chill of Winter We remember him In the opening of buds And in the warmth of Summer We remember him In the rustling of leaves And in the beauty of the Autumn We remember him In the beginning of the year And when it ends We remember him

Patrick will be remembered by his wife, Veronica Kuntz, family, grandchildren and the Ashcroft family. A Memorial Gathering will take place on Tuesday May 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westminster Hall, Lethbridge.


NADEAU

DIANE EVELYN NADEAU, beloved wife of the late Joseph Nadeau, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at the Pincher Creek Health Centre, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


DAVID STEED

April 18, 1936 – April 27, 2019

DAVID JAY STEED, of Stirling, passed away April 27, 2019 at the age of 83.

David was born in Cardston, Alberta and was the fifth of eight children born to Orzie and Eula Steed. He had a wonderful childhood with many cousins and relatives spent hiking, fishing and enjoying the outdoors, often in Waterton Park and surrounding areas. In high school, David was a key player in the Cardston’s provincial basketball championship and went on to play for the University of Alberta Golden Bears. He decided to focus on his studies after a year and completed his Dentistry training in 1959. He married Wilma Hogenson, of Stirling, in 1957, after they met at University. They were married in the Idaho Falls temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They then moved to Lethbridge and started his Dental practice, where he worked for over 35 years.

David contributed greatly to his community, at one time serving as mayor of Stirling. He continued to serve in his community and church over many years and was always one to look out for others. As Wilma’s health declined with dementia, he lovingly served and cared for her for many years.

David was known to provide vegetables from his garden to many family and friends over the years. He had a great interest in health and wellness and exercised almost daily at Gold’s Gym in Lethbridge. He also had a real interest in economics and was free with advice to anyone willing to listen.

He is survived by his children: Mark (Michelle), Bradley, Deanne (Darren), Randall (Christie), Ritchie (Elizabeth), and Doran (Shyanne), and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren; and by his siblings Bruce, Robert, Barrie, Kathy, and Wally, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Wilma, parents, Orzie and Eula, and siblings Elaine and Douglas.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Stirling Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel. Family and friends are invited to visit with David’s children at 10:00 a.m.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


TAKEYASU

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, 1933 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) on Saturday, May 11 @ 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.

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

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