January 20th, 2021

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 27, 2019.

Bert Gordon Kenney

January 20, 1931 – June 21, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bert, on June 21, 2019 at the age of 88. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bear Creek Funeral Home/Richmond Reception Centre, 11802 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta on Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm. Donations in memory of Bert can be made to KidSport Grande Prairie; Box 851, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 3R5 or http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/.alberta/ .grande-prairie/.donation/. This organization provides support to children to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport, something that was very important to Bert, or a charity of one’s choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek

Funeral Home 780 830 7742 http://www.bearcreekfuneral.com

Tim Bouwsema

1930 – 2019

Thies (Tim) Bouwsema was born in the Netherlands on August 9, 1930 and lived there until age 18, when he emigrated to Canada. He passed into his home in heaven in Lethbridge, Alberta on June 24, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

Tim’s early years were spent helping on the family dairy farm and spending time at the local auto service station in the Netherlands. Those vocations continued throughout his life in Canada. He worked on the family grain farm in Nobleford, Canada at times throughout his life. He also pursued automotive by graduation from SAIT as a young man, being employed at Smith Motors in Lethbridge, and owning Subway Gas and Oil (now Subway Automotive Services). The family succession plan for Subway Automotive Services is now in the third generation of Bouwsema automotive mechanics.

Tim and Tina (Oudman) were married in Taber, Alberta on July 29, 1955.

Mourning Tim’s loss are his loving wife Tina Bouwsema; children Patricia (Dave) Gregory, Linda Herbert (Ed) deYoung, Bruce (Rita) Bouwsema, Barry (Darlene) Bouwsema, and Gloria Kinsella (Harvey) Rindfleisch; grandchildren are Dan (Stephanie) Gregory, Christy Gregory, Tyler Herbert, Evan Herbert, Joel Herbert, Timothy (Kate) Bouwsema, Cheryl Bouwsema, Mitchell Bouwsema, Melissa Bouwsema, Joshua (Jenna) Kinsella, Alexis Kinsella, Rachel (Eric) Weber, and Michelle (Braden) Kerr as well as a great-granddaughter Harper Gregory.

Tim was predeceased by his parents Harm and Angenietje Bouwsema; sister Annie van Bolhuis; in-laws Harry van Bolhuis and Wouter Koning. He is survived by his sister Tina Koning in France; brother Ed (Sylvia) Bouwsema of the USA; as well as numerous nephews and nieces in France and the Netherlands.

Family and Friends are invited to a meet and greet at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, June 28, 2019 at MARANATHA CHIRSTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating.

A Private Family graveside service was held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

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Patricia “Pat” Cameron

1934 – 2019

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Cameron of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Stuart Cameron, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care surrounded by family on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 84 years.

Pat was born to parents Arthur and Mary Baynham in Kenora, Ontario on August 13, 1934. She was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba until moving to Lethbridge at the age of 16. She attended Lethbridge Collegiate Institute where she met her high school sweetheart Stuart, and later married him in November 1953. They went on to raise 7 children. Pat worked in the Value Village bakery, the Lethbridge School District, and the Lethbridge Regional Hospital until retiring.

Pat enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends and was also an avid reader.

Patricia is survived by her 3 daughters Florence Huesken (Henry Riggelson), Judy (Ron) Filgas, Linda (Barry) Fitchett; 4 sons Donald (Lesley), Stuart (Kathy), Kevin (Gwen), and Calvin; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 sisters in law, Donna (Basil) Lagopoulas, and Beatrice Cameron; 1 brother in law Sandy (Jocelyn) Cameron; long time friends Doris and Al Dorge, and Carol Rose; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Besides her loving husband Stuart, Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mary Baynham; her in laws, Alfred and Christina Cameron; her brothers, Chuck, Babe and Frank Baynham; her sister and best friend Florence Owczar, her brothers in law Harry Owczar and Donald Cameron; her sister in law Rose Baynham; and son in law Robert (Bob) Huesken.

A Celebration of Patricia’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Parkbridge Estates, 2928 29 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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EILEEN RUTH KUKUCSKA passed away surrounded by her family on June 23, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Alexander Kukucska, and her children Tim (Joanne) Kukucska, Tammy (Jim) Bosch and Randy Kukucska; her grandchildren Jenny (Curt) Horne, Joey (Jaymes) Going, Angie Schwartz (Alex), Laura Roest (Mike) and Lonaya (Kelvin) Willard; her great-grandchildren Cooper, Calla, Holly, Lark, Luna, Logan, Zach, Chris, Dom, Madison, Zak and Kayleigh; her sisters Margaret Hoytos and Betty (Lorne) Poyser; and brothers Jay (Maureen) Kemble, Duane Kemble and Harold Kemble. She will also be missed by her many nephews, nieces, bingo and coffee buddies and cherished friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Victor and Esther Kemble, her sister Phyllis Degenstein and her father and mother-in-law Andrew and Margit Kukucska.

Eileen was born in Fort Macleod on August 4, 1941. She lived in Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek and in Warner before finally moving to Milk River in 1957 where she remained until her passing. Eileen enjoyed bingo, bowling league, coffee time with the girls and her rose garden.

Special thanks to Dr. Krog and staff at Milk River Health Center and Dr. Benke and staff at the Jack Ady Cancer Center for the exceptional care of Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Milk River Health Centre – PO Box 90, Milk River, AB, T0K1M0 or the Jack Ady Cancer Center – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

Eileen’s family would be honoured by your presence to celebrate her life at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 321 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at the Milk River Cemetery.

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Joseph “Joe” Meszaros

1945 – 2019

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our dear son, husband, father, brother, grandfather Joseph “Joe” Meszaros on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 74 years at St. Michael’s Health Centre with his family by his side.

Joe was born April 13, 1945 to Joseph and Elizabeth Meszaros in Kunsziget, Hungary. He came to Canada when he was 12 and had resided in Lethbridge and area the balance of his lifetime.

Joe instilled in his children and grandchildren to be hardworking, to be kind to all, to have fun and to enjoy every precious moment in life. The devotion and dedication to his wife, his children and his grandchildren was truly amazing. He treasured the time spent with all of them and took great pride and joy in being a father and grandfather. His guidance and support was an inspiration to all of his family. The love he had for his mom went above and beyond in his care. He visited her daily and as Joe’s illness progressed, he was very sad to not be able to see her. Joe depended on his brother Steve to carry on caring for their mom. Joe loved his brother for all of his accomplishments, love of life and his travels.

Joe loved fishing with his buddies, golfing, barbecuing, camping, going to the movies and watching football. He thoroughly enjoyed holidaying with his family and dear friends and especially enjoyed his “Vegas” trips and his Monday night “crib” games and his Wednesday soup group.

Joe enjoyed ice cream, chocolate (Coffee Crisp) and the cinnamon sugar pretzels. He would fill his pockets with Campino candies and pass them out to the grandchildren. Joe very much enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s activities and was so proud of their hockey talents.

Joe was an exceptional cook, especially his Hungarian dishes. He so enjoyed having family and friends over for drinks and meals. His humour was extraordinary. He was unselfish and his focus was always on others around him.

Joe’s accomplishments in his life were numerous. Joe became a partner in McKay Simmons in 1978 and then McKay Simmons Schwartz Realty in 1980. Joe and his brother Steve started Gemini Property & Land Developments thereafter and completed many multi-family, industrial and land developments in the next decades. Joe was a partner of Steve’s in Avonlea Homes Ltd. until Gemini and Avonlea shares were divided. Joe then became partners with Brad Kirk to carry on with Southgate Commercial Land Corp. and his last great development, Country Meadows.

Joe will be so sadly missed and so lovingly remembered by his family. He leaves behind a legacy of fond memories and a family who dearly loved and admired him. He is a one of a kind wonderful special man and he will never be forgotten. His spirit will live on in our hearts and minds forever. He is now at rest and peace, enjoying Hungarian martinis with his dad, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friends. We love you Joe and we will miss you terribly every single moment of every single day. Our lives just won’t be the same without you. YOU INDEED WERE OUR HERO.

“It was an absolute honour to be your wife my dear sweet Joe. How blessed I was to have found that perfect partner to share my journey of life with. I will treasure our beautiful memories forever. Thank you for all the fun and laughter that we shared. You fought a difficult battle and I truly admired your strength and courage and never heard you complain. Your leaving us was heart wrenching. The suffering you endured was very unfair. Your passion to want to live was enormous. My heart is now broken in a million pieces. Hold that spot up there for me babe – we will be together again. Love you forever and always, YOUR PRINCESS.”

Left with his memory are his mother Elizabeth Meszaros; mother-in-law Margarete Moch; wife Helen Meszaros; brother Steve (Maxine) Meszaros; children Jodi (Brent) Merriman, Heidee Meszaros, Chad (Kate) Eggebrecht; grandchildren Noel (Blair) Stolz, Ashlyn (Robbie) Gunderson, Ethan Merriman, Evan Merriman, Shayla Walshe, Hayden Walshe, Joey Walshe, Owen Eggebrecht, Ava Eggebrecht; great-grandchildren Morgan Stolz, Avery Stolz; brothers-in-law Don Cox, Peter (Linda) Moch, Harry (Sue) Moch, Rob Moch; sisters-in-law May Olshaski, Debbie Byrne, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Joe was predeceased by his father Joe Meszaros; father-in-law Gerhard Moch; granddaughter Christina Walshe; brother-in-law Greg Olshaski; sister-in-law Hanna Cox and his nephew Duane Moch.

The family would like to thank all of Joe’s dear friends for their visits and phone calls. It amazed his family as to what an impact he had on the lives of so many. No matter how poorly he felt, he welcomed all into his home for the reminiscing and chats. His home was a revolving door of so many that truly loved this man of immense strength and courage. Joe fiercely fought his dreadful disease right to his passing.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Colin Walsh and Dr. Dionne Walsh for the amazing care they provided, to Carol Hudson of Home Care for her kindness and amazing care, to Jan at Palliative for her amazing care and compassion in Joe’s final days.

A big heartfelt thank you to Chris Martin Jong for your strength, guidance, friendship and love to help honour Joe the way he should be, and to all of his wonderful staff at Martin Brothers.

A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am, on Friday, June 28, 2019, at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.

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Donna Moltz

1937 – 2019

With profound sadness in our hearts, but the comfort that she is now at peace and reunited with our dad, we announce the passing of our mother Donna Moltz, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Mom was born on February 23, 1937 in Verwood, Saskatchewan, to the late Bill and Marjorie Wenaus. She moved to Regina, Saskatchewan in September 1956 after marrying the love of her life, Herman Moltz. She had 3 children with dad and then followed him to Lethbridge in August 1972 to begin the next chapter of her life. She worked for years at the Lethbridge College in the library and test center until her retirement. Mom’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spent many hours at family get togethers, camping, crocheting and most recently playing the impromptu hockey games in her living room where she was star of the game. Donna is predeceased by her parents; husband Herman; son-in-law Rheal Leger and two sisters Myrt and Hazel. She leaves behind her children Joni (Roger) Davis, Jeri Moltz, Jeff (Jody) Moltz; grandchildren Bobbi (Tim), Billie, Brad (Lynn), Desi (Allen) and Kaity; great grandchildren, Noah, Nikolas, Jayden, Addy and Asher; brother Mel (Loretta); sister Ev; sisters-in-law Bernie Moltz, Marg Harris, Irma Johnson and many nieces and nephews. The family is also very grateful for the loving care mom received from her caregivers Bev, Meredith and Tarri-Jo. A date for a Come and Go Reception will be announced in early July of 2019. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada, 4039 Brentwood Rd NW #230C, Calgary, Alberta, T2L 1L1.

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KATHRYN JENNIE MONTGOMERY, of Calgary, beloved wife of the late Bob Montgomery, passed away peacefully at the Newport Harbour Care Centre surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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

Beverly Perry

1928 – 2019

Mrs. Beverly Perry of Lethbridge, beloved wife for 50 years of the late Glenn Perry, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 91 years. Bev remarried later in life to Curly Stewart and they enjoyed many years of companion ship before he passed. Bev was born in Warren, South Dakota and raised on a farm in Barons, Alberta. She spent most of her adult life on the Perry farm at Chin, Alberta, before moving to Lethbridge in 2003. The highlight of her life was seeing her 6 great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionally known as GG. She will be greatly missed by an extended group of family and friends. Bev is survived by her son Randy (JoAnn) Perry; granddaughters Jamie (Tyler), Jordan (Clay), and Lauren (Dan); great grandchildren Heath, Reese, Cashton, Heston, Rogue and Luca. She is also survived by her daughter Gayle (John) Rey and granddaughters Brett and Taylor. A private family Burial will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life, to be announced at a later date.

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JEANNE ELIZABETH YOUNG, beloved wife of the late Kenneth Young, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday June 25, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE, 2410 28 Street South, Lethbridge on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Friends are welcome to meet with the family from 10:00 to 10:45 A.M. prior to the service.

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