January 22nd, 2021

SATURDAY, May 11, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 11, 2019.

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. Mance was born August 1, 1928 in Hardenberg, Holland as one of 12 children. He immigrated to Canada in 1955; after he moved to Canada, Mance worked at the Lethbridge Research Station till his retirement in 1988. Dad loved being outdoors in the mountains, going for rides in the country, birdwatching, model trains, and watching Jeopardy. Besides his loving wife Marijtje “Mary” Breukelman, Mance is survived by his 8 children, Arlene, Beverly, Harley, Sandra, Alan, John, Christine, and Michael; 2 grandchildren Lydia (Kris) and Megan (Zain) and 2 great-grandchildren Juliette and Hobson. He also had brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, his comfort was knowing that he belonged to his Savior Jesus Christ. “Praise the Lord O my soul and forget not all his benefits” Psalm 103:2 Many thanks to the wonderful caring staff at the Coaldale Health Centre who treated Dad with so much dignity and compassion. 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. A private Family Interment will be held prior. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Rehoboth Christian Assn, 92056 Highway 845, Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1N1.


EDWARD MICHAEL BUDZKO, of Magrath, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

Ed will be sadly missed by his mother June, his brother Henry (Melanie), his aunt Marcella, and his cousins Irene, RoseAnn, Wendy, Jim, Riely and Veronica.

Ed was born on March 19, 1957 in Taber and moved to Magrath at the age of four months. Ed became a very well-liked man in the community. He was a very great guy who loved his life, his family and his friends. He was mechanically-inclined; he liked fixing cars, motorbikes, snowmobiles – you name it! He also had a green thumb and always grew a beautiful garden with his mother every summer.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Ed will be laid to rest during a Private Family Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, may you have peace and God rest your soul. Amen.

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


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.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

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

Corrine Kinniburgh
1931 – 2019

Corrine Francis Kinniburgh, beloved wife of the late Jerry Kinniburgh, passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet the family at Knox United Church (lower hall), 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, May 18, 2019 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. To view the complete obituary notice or to send condolences, please visit our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

Rev. Dr. Alex Lawson

1926 – 2019

The Reverend Dr. Alex Lawson, husband of Joy Lawson, passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, surrounded by his family, on April 30, 2019, at the age of 93. This vibrant Scotsman, who immigrated to Canada in 1950 to begin what became an incredible legacy of love and healing through poetic intellect, is survived by his wife Joy; his children Alexander “Sandy” (Jan), David (Chriss), Heather (Garth), Sheena, Peter and Marla; and his grandchildren Alexander, Mitch, Drew, Emily, Joshua, Iain, Keagan, Hannah, Sarah and Cameron; as well as two foster children, Doreen and Zachery. His two step-grandsons, Harley and Rowan shared in his unending love. He was predeceased by an infant son, Ian. Alex was born in Addiewell, Scotland on February 27, 1926. A lover of music, he learned the highland pipes as a young lad and after working as a blacksmith’s apprentice, went to work in the Westwood shale oil works at in 1941 at age seventeen. He made his way to “the pits” and worked as a coal miner before eventually answering an advertisement seeking highland pipers for Ogilvie’s Department store in Montreal, Canada. Alex arrived in Halifax at Pier 51 where he began a life-long love affair with Canada, his newly adopted country. He began his employment at Ogilvie’s as one of their official pipers who piped open and close the store each day. Alex soon became an icon featured weekly in the department store’s advertising. During the day he worked as an electrician in the Montreal landmark where he met Joy, the love of his life, who worked at the handkerchief counter with a conveniently “faulty” light plug. Alex joined the Air Force reserve and after a stint with the Black Watch, spend 10 years with the 401 Squadron pipe band working his way quickly to band leader. The band performed at Highland Games throughout the eastern seaboard winning accolades and awards. After his engagement to Joy, Alex began working for Bell Telephone as an installer when he heard God’s call. After their marriage at St. Mark’s United Church in Montreal on June 12, 1954, Alex entered the ministry attending Sir George Williams College then onto McGill University, where he graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Divinity. During this time Joy and Alex had Sandy then moved to Laval Ouest where David was born. The young family moved to Arundel, QC, in the Laurentian Mountains, where Alex was a student minister and Heather joined her two brothers. Alex’s first charge after Ordination into the United Church of Canada in 1963 was in Maryfield, SK where he began a prairie ministry that would last into the next millennium. It was here Sheena was born, and wee Ian blessed the family for a brief time. The family moved to Whitewood, SK in 1966. Peter and Marla became members of the family, as well as foster children Zachery and Doreen. Alex secured his first major charge at Minto United Church in Moose Jaw, SK in 1971 where he discovered his skills as a therapist and flourished as a man that would influence and change numerous lives through his application of Transactional Analysis, Senoi dream theory, gestalt therapy and his innate ability to allow people to discover healing within themselves by revisiting limiting decisions they had made at some prior point in their lives. One of his greatest achievements was to create a lay ministry that didn’t rely on professionals to care for others, but to train members of the community to share their compassionate abilities. He founded the Minto Family Life Centre that thrived during his tenure and long after. His work in Family Life Education became the subject of a National Film Board documentary. Alex brought that experience to McKillop United Church in Lethbridge, AB in 1978 where he was instrumental in creating a community of love and healing until his retirement. An odd word for Alex as he then went on to serve as interim minister at St. David’s United Church in Calgary and was seasonal minister at one of his favorite spots, Waterton United Church, where he was conferred the honor of Minister Emeritus in 2015. In 1990, Alex was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, AB, an honor he cherished. Throughout his ministry and well into the next millennium, Alex, frequently with Joy, led tours to what he called the two Holy lands, Scotland and the Middle East, often with people he would hold close the rest of his life. They also toured the Far East and Russia. Alex and Joy moved to Victoria in 2012 and enjoyed Island living. Following a fall on ice during a winter visit to Alberta, Alex made great use of an electric scooter to make his daily runs around Victoria and continued to guest minister, baptize and officiate weddings up until the summer of 2018 at the age of 92. Some of Alex’s notable positions held were as Senator, University of Lethbridge; President, United Church of Canada Qu’Appelle Presbytery; President, United Church of Canada Southern Alberta Presbytery; Consultant to Congregations, United Church of Canada; President, Family Life Saskatchewan; Member of the Board, Canadian Association of Transactional Analysis, Author, “To Light a Penny Candle” a book of his sermons. A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, May 11, at CENTENNIAL UNITED CHURCH, 612 David Street, Victoria, British Columbia. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, the family suggests that donations be made to INCLUSION LETHBRIDGE, 527 – 6th Street S., T1J 2E1; (403) 327-2911; jen@inclusionlethbridge.com.

Anne Matzen

June 28, 1921 – May 6, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a very special lady—Anne Matzen. She was known to many as Auntie Anne whether you were related to her or not. Anne died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 at her home in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was born in Austria and came to Canada with her family when she was 9 years old where they lived on a farm just outside of Alberta Beach. She moved to Edmonton where she met her husband Julius. They were married for 21 years before his passing. Edmonton had remained her home until 1987 when she moved to Victoria, BC. She enjoyed living at the coast for the past 32 years. It was only recently that she moved home to Alberta and settled in Lethbridge. Auntie Anne was greatly loved by many and will always be remembered as a kind, thoughtful and loving woman who was very independent. She had a love and talent for gardening. Her yard was always filled with beautiful flowers and had a large vegetable plot. You could find her most days puttering in the yard and tending her plants. Friends and family could always count on a cup of tea and homemade cookies and scones when they came for a visit. Auntie Anne was the oldest child in her family, having three younger sisters, Mary Butcher (deceased), Betty Alexander (Lethbridge, AB) and Josie Corrado (Langley, BC). Never having children of her own, she had a special relationship with her nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by: Greg Curtis (Saskatoon, SK), Darrell Alexander (Lethbridge, AB), Bev Gallimore (Lethbridge, AB), Anita Stump (Salmon Arm, BC), Debbie Audet (deceased), Bonnie Nielsen (Sylvan Lake, AB), Cindy Unwin (Victoria, BC), Ray Smith (Surrey, BC), Joanne Lamont (Surrey, BC), Christine Burbank (Langley, BC) and their families. For those of you who knew Auntie Anne, take time to sit down, have a cup of tea and think of all the great memories you have. Once you have reminisced, plant a flower in your garden for her—she would have loved that. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 12:00pm, on Monday, June 3, 2019, at THE LETHBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, 101 Country Club Road, Lethbridge, Alberta. She will be laid to rest in Edmonton alongside her husband Julius.

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DIANE EVELYN NADEAU passed away at the Pincher Creek Health Centre on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Diane is survived by her daughters, Karen (Isaac) and Michelle (Scott), as well as her grandson, Chad (Donna).

She was predeceased by her loving husband, J.P.H. Denis.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association: #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5, or to the Canadian Cancer Society: #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

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


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jeremy Jon Pickett on May 9, 2019 at the age of 43. Beloved son of Mearl and Vivian. The Funeral will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Welling Chapel, (Highway 5), Friends are invited to meet with the family and enjoy a light lunch from 11:30am to 12:45pm followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00pm.

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


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

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