October 31st, 2020

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 14, 2019.

Anne Atkinson

1927 – 2019

With great sadness and hearts full of love, the family of Anne Patricia Atkinson announce her sudden passing in her Lethbridge home at the age of 92. Anne was born on February 22, 1927 in Lethbridge, Alberta and joined her predeceased husband Gordon Franklin Atkinson, in heaven on June 10, 2019. A native of Southern Alberta, she was raised in Hardieville and in 1948 married Gordon. She and Gordon took over his father’s farm and that is where they raised their 5 children. She also worked as a dedicated and skilled nurse at the Claresholm Care Centre until her retirement. Her true passions were flowers and gardening, and year after year her beautiful, award winning yard boasted her efforts. Her summer yard was always filled with an array of colorful flowers, bird baths, and birdseed. She was a true nurturer and caretaker, who loved to feed the constant flow of visitors she had in her home. No one ever left Anne’s house hungry, nor did they ever taste a pie, butter tart, cinnamon roll, or cabbage roll as delicious as hers. She spoiled her family and friends with her amazing baking, but also with her keen ability to make everyone that entered her life feel tremendously special and loved. Her genuine personality made making friends with her easy and natural, and everyone loved to be in Anne’s presence. She was thoughtful, kind and generous beyond words. Anne will be remembered as being spirited and playful and was adored by all that knew her. She defined the words mother, grandmother and friend. Anne lives on in the hearts of her family. Her children Connie Hubka, David (Linda Seely) Atkinson, Dennis (Dorothy) Atkinson, Bill (Carol) Atkinson, Tim (Arlene) Atkinson; sister Beatrice (Max) Muff; sisters-in-law Marion Irving and Anita Atkinson; brother-in-law Keith Atkinson; grandchildren Ian (Bev) Godfrey, Darren (Sally Storch) Hubka, Todd (Marci Guizzo) Hubka, Kelly (Brian) Tibbets, Denise (Dave Moncada) Atkinson, Derrick (Kathy Nelson) Atkinson, Kelsey (Jeff Gardener) Atkinson, Cody (Andrea Witiaz) Atkinson, Scott (Mikey) Atkinson, Meaghan (Jason) Cenaiko, Ryan (Karla) Takasaki, Darren (Daelynn) Takasaki, Kevin Takasaki; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and many, many beloved and dear friends. Besides her loving husband of 65 years Gordon, Anne was predeceased by her son-in-law David Hubka and sister Rose Gullickson. Anne’s family would be honored by your presence to celebrate her life at 2:00pm on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the SANDMAN SIGNATURE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE (Formerly Lethbridge Lodge), 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. No matter where she served her guests, they seemed to like her kitchen best.

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Marian Craig

1931 – 2019

Mrs. Marian Craig of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Kenneth Craig passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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DUNCAN

KAREN “DIANNE” DUNCAN, our beloved wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the age of 74 years.

Dianne will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by her husband of 53 years, Alvin; daughter Denise Colp, sons Kevin (Hillary) Duncan, and Jason (Leonie) Duncan; and grandchildren Jessica, Jonathan, Victoria, Sydney, Alexis, and Atticus.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at UNIVERSITY DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH, 55 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Brian Palsky officiating. Refreshments to follow. A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date.

For those that wish, memorial donations can be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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GULLAGE

GERALDINE “GERRI” GULLAGE (née Vander Linden), beloved wife and friend of Lorne Gullage, of Coalhurst, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 56 years.

She requests that your funeral attire be “personal”. Have a T-shirt from a conference / concert / retreat we went to? Ethnic outfit? Camping clothes? Volunteer? Dress up if you want, but as little black as possible. Except for Lorne, because that’s his colour.

A Celebration of Life will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Ryan Thacker officiating. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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Lena Harder

1924 – 2019

Lena Harder passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years on June 7, 2019 at the Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale, Alberta. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Friday, June 14, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 14, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Doug Klassen, officiating. For those who wish, donations may be made in Lena’s name to the Mennonite Central Committee, 210, 2946-32 Street N.E, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7.


HEIDINGER

ROBERT (BUD) VINCENT HEIDINGER, beloved husband of Wendy-Lee Heidinger of Lethbridge, AB passed away suddenly on May 26, 2019 at the age of 60 years.

Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his much loved dog Levi, sister Wendy Heidinger, brother Wayne Heidinger, nephews James (Leah) Heidinger, Jason (Jackie) Knoch and their families. He is also survived by his mother in law Etta Hale, brothers-in-law Dale (Maria) Coombs, Rod (Linda) Coombs, Greg Hale, sister-in-law Cynthia (Darrell) Schafer and nephews and nieces Bryce (Candi) Coombs, Lee Coombs, Lindsey (Steve) Murray, Angie (Paxton) Schafer, Dana (James) Harrison, Jordan Mitchell, Carly Geary, Chas, Reed and Liam Hale, Tayte Goddard as well as Mandy (Nick) De Leeuw and all their families.

Predeceased by (and will be reunited with) grandparents Bud and Agnes Cooper, parents George and Gwen Heidinger, fathers-in-law Dean Coombs and Charles Hale, sisters-in-law Kathy Heidinger and Shelly Coombs as well as his beloved pets Kama, Nikki, Apache, Kodi and Dixie.

Bud grew up in Bow Island and graduated from St. Michaels School in the Class of 1976. He began a career with Calgary Power at the age of 17 and retired from Fortis AB after 40 years in the power line trade. Following retirement from Fortis, he formed his power line consulting company BRH. In his free time he enjoyed adventures with his best friend and wife Wendy and numerous friends, exploring America on their motorcycles, sailing the British Virgin Islands, and spending time in Hawaii. His free spirit could never stay still for long and he forged friendships and love wherever he ventured with his magnetic “just a happy kinda guy” personality.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION MEMORIAL HALL, 324 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Shelly Bassett officiating.

In Buds memory, donations may be made to One Broken Biker (www.onebrokenbiker.org), Stars Air Ambulance, Royal Canadian Legion, Poppy Fund or The SPCA.

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Marvin “Marv” Hogg

1956 – 2019

Mr. Marvin “Marv” Hogg of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Lise O’Meara and loving father to Melissa Hogg, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the age of 62 years. Funeral arrangements to be announce when completed.

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JOHNSON

Nels Nathan Johnson of Raymond, beloved husband of Carol Ann Johnson, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 76 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE – 2N, 200W, Raymond. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

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


Maxine Knibbs
1929 ~ 2019

The family of Maxine Margaret Knibbs, beloved wife of the late Bert Knibbs, announces her passing at the Bow Island Health Centre on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the age of 90 years. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2nd Ave. West, Bow Island, Alberta on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Private Interment will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel


PARSONS

EDWIN ARTHUR “ED” PARSONS, beloved husband of the late June Parsons, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

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RUSSELL

CAMILLE RUSSELL passed away in Stand Off on June 11, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Sunday, June 16th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall on Monday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m.

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


SOPAL

Jennifer Sopal of Raymond, beloved wife of Ragbir Sopal, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 72 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RAYMOND STAKE CENTRE – 2N, 200W, Raymond. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

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


THIESSEN

ABRAM “ABE” THIESSEN, beloved husband of Tena Thiessen, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the age of 93 years.

Abe was born in Hague, Saskatchewan on June 28, 1925. Besides his wife of 67 years, he is survived by two daughters, Leona (Sieg) Becker of Calgary and Pam (Dave) Quinn of the Readymade district; five granddaughters: Alyssa (Cal) Becker-Burns, Caroline (Chris) Thomas, Bonnie (Scott) Quinn/Friesen, Elisabeth (Jake) Pascal and Katie Quinn; three great-grandchildren, Peyton and Edward Thomas and Jaxon Pascal; sister Heidi (Rob) Dawson, brothers Henry (Margon) Thiessen and Arnold (Peggy) Thiessen as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Abe was predeceased by his parents, Abram and Susanna Thiessen and his three brothers, Ernie, John and Art.

A Viewing will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 2316 – 17 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. The Interment will follow the Viewing at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY at 11:30 A.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, at 2:30 P.M. with Pastors Gary Giesbrecht and Lil Thompson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mennonite Central Committee (M.C.C.), #210, 2946-32 St. N.E. Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7

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Gerritje “Gerry” Vandenberg

1941 – 2019

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gerritje “Gerry” Vandenberg, beloved wife of the late Hendrikus “Henry” Vandenberg, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the age of 78 years. Gerry was born in Uddel, the Netherlands on May 20, 1941. She immigrated to Canada in 1954. Gerritje Vandenberg is survived by her children Brenda (Peter) Van Schothorst, Henk (Geraldine) Vandenberg, Geraldine (Leendert) Van Esch, Evelyn (Jan) Klok, Rex (Marilyn) Vandenberg, Elbert Vandenberg, Tony (Christine) Vandenberg, Gerald (Amanda) Vandenberg, and Petula Vandenberg; 45 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 5 sisters, Johanna Aleman, Dorothy Houck, Elberta (Kees) Guliker, Judy (Henk) Baars, and Geraldine (Marvin) Burton; 4 brothers Elbert Beekman, Dirk (Greta) Beekman, Gerald (Rita) Beekman, Gerrit (Evelyn) Beekman; brothers in law (Frank and Willy Van Ee); 3 sisters in law Hendrikje Van Hierden, Teunie (Bill) Slingerland, and Janet (John) Klok and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Hendrikus “Henry” Vandenberg; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Peter Klok; parents Gerrit and Petertje Beekman and parents-in-law Hendrik and Beertje Vandenberg; sister Pat Van Ee; brothers-in-law Everett Van Hierden, Bert Van Eck, Don Wesley, Cornelis Aleman, Merle Houck and sister in law Eefje Van Eck. As a family we would like to thank the staff of Bethesda Care Home and all who have taken care of our dear Mom in the past, and those of you who have shown us support during this difficult time. Condolences for family and close friends will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on Friday, June 14, 2019 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3A STREET SOUTH, Picture Butte, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3A STREET SOUTH, Picture Butte, Alberta, with Reverend H.D. den Hollander, officiating. Interment will follow in the Memorial Cemetery, Picture Butte, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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