October 25th, 2020

SATURDAY, June 15, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 15, 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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BOESSENKOOL

JOYCE LAURA BOESSENKOOL, beloved wife of Herman Boessenkool of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Rafik Cassis

1956 – 2019

Mr. Rafik Cassis of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the age of 62 years. Funeral arrangements to be announce 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.

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.

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GRIGG

JANE GRIGG, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Gerarda “Gerda” Grisnich

1960 – 2019

Gerarda “Gerda” Grisnich of Picture Butte passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 58 years. Funeral arrangements to be announce when completed.

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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. A Celebration of Marv’s Life will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at DIGITUNE AUTOMOTIVE, 2913 12 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Glenda Wert, officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.

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Maxine Knibbs
1929 ~ 2019

Maxine Margaret Knibbs, beloved wife of the late Bert Knibbs of Bow
Island, passed away June 12, 2019 at the age of 90 years while in
hospital at the Bow Island Health Center. She leaves to cherish in her
memory her children: Robin (Connie), Carey (Helga), Kalvin (Yvonne), and
son-in-law, Rick (Wendy) Dyer; her grandchildren, Scott (Becky), Mark
(Sarah), Brock, Grant, Colby, Bret and great-grandsons, Ty and Max.
Maxine was predeceased by her twin brother, Melvin Simpson; her parents,
Ben and Bertha Simpson; her daughter, Judyann; son, Blaine and grandson,
Troy. Born January 6, 1929 in her family home, Maxine spent her whole
life in Bow Island, raising her 5 children and supporting them in all of
their activities. She helped Bert at the Hardware Store when needed.
Maxine was actively involved in the Bow Island community with the Order
of the Royal Purple, St. Andrew’s United Church Women’s and the Bow
Island Health Center Ladies Auxiliary. Once her kids were grown she was
able to spend time with her grandchildren watching them grow, cheering
them on in their sports, swimming lessons, or school activities, the
list goes on. Maxine’s door was always open; people could stop over
anytime to play crib, visit, have coffee, treats or even stay for a home
cooked meal, there was always enough food! She was also very famous for
her Halloween treats, homemade popcorn balls, they were delicious. Her
garden was very important to her and there were always lots of
vegetables, raspberries and flowers in her yard. Two years ago, Maxine
moved to the Pleasant View Lodge where she always had a smile, loved
being able to visit, win at bingo and listen to all of the
entertainment. A Celebration of Maxine’s life 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. In accordance with Maxine’s wishes memorial
donations may be made in her memory to the Troy Knibbs Memorial
Scholarship Fund at ATB Financial. (Condolences may be expressed by
visiting our website: http://www.cook southland.com [1]) Honoured to serve the
family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine
Hat, Alberta, T1A 4V4. Telephone 1-877-528-6455


PONTAROLLO

GUIDO BRUNO PONTAROLLO, beloved husband of Marcene, passed away on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 in Cardston, Alberta, at the age of 91 years.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center (846 1st Ave W).

Friends may meet the family at the Church from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Beazer Cemetery.

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


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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