January 22nd, 2021

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 21, 2019.

Louise Allert

1919 – 2019

Mrs. Louise Allert of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Henry Allert, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior and with her family by her side at Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 99 years. Louise is survived by four daughters, Dora (Duane) Climenhaga, Elvira (Dave) Hendricks, Linda (Sig) Schmold, Myrna (Susan Grohs) Allert; one son Walter (Vivian) Allert; eleven grandchildren Jason (Kelly) Pocza, Ryan Pocza, Michael Hendricks, Allison (Craig) Burkart, Greg (Sarah) Hendricks, Robert (Michelle) Allert, Deanne (Chad) Allert-Gile, Naomi (Craig Corbett) Schmold, Paul Schmold, Bryan (Tannis) Klassen and Jeffrey (Danny Ross) Klassen; seventeen great-grandchildren, one sister, and four brothers.Louise was predeceased by her husband Henry, daughter in law Kathy, and seven siblings.Special thanks to Dr. Majiet, and Fairmont Extendicare for the exceptional care she received. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Abe Block, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to MCC Alberta, 2946, 32 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6J7, Gideons International, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 7A2, or to a charity of one’s choice.


ROBERT “BOB” BOULTON known by many of his friends as Buddy, passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 89 years.

He is survived by his children Larry (Adella), Nancy, Annamarie (Chris) and Scott (Monica); his grandson Matthew and his brother Dr. James Boulton. He was predeceased by his lovely and loving wife Dorothy, his parents and many wonderful pets that were a part of his life.

Bob worked his entire career as an accountant in partnership with his father. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed bird, game and big game hunting and was an expert fly fisherman using his own creations. Along with his German shorthaired pointer bird dogs, the family also enjoyed a long sequence of dachshunds imaginatively named either Sammy or Baron and cats named Casey. He was known to walk the neighbourhood giving out milk bones to the dogs along the route. He knew most of the animal’s names but not so much the owners.

Too young to serve in the war, Bob supported our country’s military efforts by being an accountant in eastern Canada with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Bob was well read on the Second World War and an expert on the campaigns of the Eastern Fronts. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as the IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows).

The family would like to thank Dr. Colin Walsh for his support as well as the staff at St. Michael’s who cared for Bob for so many years. A special thank you also goes to his Quality Care companion Ashley who provided Bob with many hours of friendship and love.

Bob requested that there be no funeral. In lieu of flowers we ask that you remember Bob’s love of animals through a donation to any local cat or dog rescue organization.

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


Violet “Vi” Mae Henderson of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the age of 88 years, beloved wife of the late Edmund “Ed” Henderson. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Janice Henderson-Lypkie (Ken Lypkie), Robert Henderson, Stephanie (Jim) Simpson, Garnet Henderson (Deb Bishop), Judy Henderson (Al Johnson) and one daughter-in-law Carol Henderson; her grandchildren, Tyler (Calli) and their children Cora and Peter; Jessica, Fraser (Camille), Justin (Nancy) and their children Parker and Finley; Sabrina (Chris) and their children Ashton and Blakely; Amber, Connor, Kaitlyn, Izzie and Kaela; one sister, Grace Heller as well as her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Patrick Schuster; her husband Ed in 2012, two brothers, Bill Schuster and Pat Schuster. The funeral service will be held in Westminster United Church (101 6th Street SE) on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sheila McLeod officiating. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery prior to the funeral service. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: pattfh@telusplanet.net subject heading: Vi Henderson, or you may visit http://www.pattisonfuneralhome.com and leave a message of condolence. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 540 South Railway St. SE, Medicine Hat T1A 2V6. Please call 1-866-526-2214 for further information.

Marvin “Marv” Hogg

1956 – 2019

Mr. Marvin “Marv” Hogg of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Lise O’Meara and loving father to Melissa DeBelser, 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.

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

Freda Mikalson

1919 – 2019

Freda Mikalson, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 100 years. A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service. The Funeral Service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 4619 – 56 Avenue, Taber on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Mrs. Mary Otani, of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away at home on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the age of 74 years. She is survived by daughter Jennifer (Greg) Otani Semach of Grande Prairie, AB, and son Robert (Christine) Otani of Saskatoon, SK; six grandchildren: Sasha Semach, Kira Semach, Avery Otani, Sage Otani, Amara Otani, and Felix Otani; two sisters Jean Anne Sekella and family, and Charlotte Hullmann and family; two brothers John McIntyre and family, and Richard McIntyre and family. She was predeceased by her parents John and Rosalind McIntyre and her loving husband Takeshi (Tak) Otani. Mary was an educator and life-long learner. She will be greatly missed by her daughter and son and all her six grandchildren for her unending love and support of their many aspirations and endeavours. She will be greatly missed by friends who knew her to be a clever, observant, insightful and kind person who was generous with her time and her experience. Relatives and friends are invited to join the Family at an informal interment ceremony Sunday, June 23, 2019, at 12:00pm at Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge (1210 Scenic Drive, South). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5) or Heart and Stroke of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126 120 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H9).


ADELE PLESKO, beloved wife of Martin Plesko, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 83 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


WILLIAM “BILLY” SCHRAGE, of Lethbridge, passed away tragically on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 45 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Kelly Dean Szmaciarz, of Lethbridge, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 53 years.

Kelly is survived by his best friend; Randy Langhofer, his cat Tony (whom he adored), his siblings and their families, Catherine Meiorin with Tawny Meiorin; Merridy (Fraser) Robb with Terri Robb (Brad Robbins), Corri Robb (Jim Gott); Lorraine Neal with Clay (Shelly) Neal – Layne, Corbin, Alanna, Clint Neal – Loden, Cody (Lisa) Neal – Abby; Jocelyn Szmaciarz with Alicia Szmaciarz, Caitlin Martin and Trevor Martin.

Kelly was predeceased by his parents, John and Sophie Szmaciarz, a nephew, Ted Meiorin and his loving dog, Snoozy.

Kelly worked management in the security field for most of his life. He loved to cook and liked to smoke meats. He was interested in shooting at the gun range and very interested in politics, as a staunch Monarchist. He was very good with kids. He loved to read, he was a history buff and he knew his way around electronics. He was dedicated to volunteering at the University Radio Station CKXU for many years.

A Graveside Service will be held in Trail, B.C. at a later date.

Memorial Donations may be made to http://www.kidney.akaraisin .com/ui/kidneymarch2019 in Corri Robb’s name. (Kelly’s niece)

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

Jayson van Huigenbos

2016 – 2019

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away” Job 1:21b

With deep sorrow we announce that the Lord has suddenly taken away our dear son, brother, grandson, great grandson, great great grandson, nephew and cousin, Jayson Hendrick van Huigenbos passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the tender age of 3 years. Besides his loving parents Martin and Marieta van Huigenbos, Jayson is survived by his brothers Logan, Curtis and Liam; grandparents Gerrit and Hennie van Huigenbos and Joop and Janneke Oskam; uncles and aunts Jan (Gineva) van Huigenbos, Ben (Anita) van Huigenbos, Edith (Corne) Van Ee, Gerrit (Marianne) van Huigenbos, Henry (Kari) van Huigenbos, Marco (Elizabeth) van Huigenbos, Erik (Aliena) van Huigenbos, Gerwin (Heidi) van Huigenbos, Janelle (Gerald) Bron, William van Huigenbos, Adrian van Huigenbos (Dayna Vanden Hazel), Linda van Huigenbos, Gerjanne (Evert) Vande Bruinhorst, Herbert (Jansje) Oskam, Jantina (Leonard) Bron, Annemiek (Gertjan) Slootweg, Erik Oskam (Pieterina Hengstmengel), Frans, Miranda, Nico, Jacolien, Corne, Elina, David, Thomas, Rosalie Oskam. Jayson is also survived by his great grandparents in the Netherlands, Mrs. E van Huigenbos, Mr. and Mrs. H Oskam, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. van Westerveld and Mrs. J. Verduyn. An opportunity to extend Condolences will be held from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Friday, June 21, 2019 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF FORT MACLEOD, 2608 – 7 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF FORT MACLEOD, 2608 – 7 Avenue, Fort Macleod, Alberta, with Reverend H.D. den Hollander, officiating. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined.

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


SAREN BRAEDY WESTROP, age 22, of Lethbridge, passed away at Castle Mountain, Alberta, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Saren was born December 13, 1996, in Pincher Creek, Alberta, to Shane and Siobhan Westrop. He lived in Pincher Creek, a hunting camp in the North West Territories, Stony Rapids, Saskatchewan, Medicine Hat, Victoria, BC, Fiji, Edmonton, ShenZhen China, Raymond, Lethbridge, and Pincher Creek again. He graduated High School at LCI, then he spent 3 years playing post secondary basketball at Iona College, Harkum College, and the University of Lethbridge. His next year was spent working for GOOD TO GO movers, skiing, working on the ranch with his grandparents, skateboarding, and making friends everywhere. He is survived by his parents, Siobhan and Shane, his sisters Sevedyn, Annah, and Mia, and little brother Truman. Also, his grandparents, Audrey Westrop, and Brian and LeeAnn Mulholland, 9 aunts, 9 uncles, and 33 cousins. He is predeceased by Grandpa Bob who was waiting to hug him tight. A Funeral Service will be held at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11 A.M. The Interment will take place in the Pincher Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saren’s Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation; Unit 50, 1202 -2 Ave S. Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3

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

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