October 26th, 2020

MONDAY, July 29, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 29, 2019.

BRANDSMA

PETER BRANDSMA, beloved husband of Elly Brandsma (née VanderWal) was taken to be with his Saviour at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Wybren Oord officiating.

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DANIELS

MARGARET “MAGGIE” DANIELS passed away suddenly at home, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the age of 50 years.

A Celebration of Maggie’s Life will be held at ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818-5th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Bob Dykstra
1931 – 2019
Robert Dykstra Sr., beloved husband of Yvonne Dykstra, passed away in Taber on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Burial Service will be held at the Highfield Cemetery, located south of Burdett (from Highway 3, travel south on Range Road 121 for 20.5 kilometres, west on Township Road 82 for 1.5 kilometres, south on Range Road 122 for 3 kilometres then east on Township Road 80 for 0.5 kilometres) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, July 31, 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.


Zelma Gilbertson
1924 – 2019
Zelma Maude Gilbertson (nee Anderson), beloved wife of the late Dale Gilbertson, passed away in Taber on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


GROENENBOOM

HUIBRECHT “HUIB” GROENENBOOM, beloved husband of Leny Groenenboom, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – 1818 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

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HALL

SHERRY DARLENE HALL, beloved wife of Sydney Hall, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOLMES

JEAN HOLMES was born March 22, 1923 in the village of Markowa, Ukraine, the only child of George and Mychalina Stuy. Her rather epic life voyage brought her to Lethbridge where she passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side on a beautiful Saturday morning, July 27, 2019.

Family and friends were always at the centre of her life. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 64 years, Owen Holmes, three daughters, Charlotte Holmes of Lethbridge, Becky (Daren) Heyland of Lethbridge, and Lorinda (Peter) Atkinson of Victoria, BC. She also enjoyed being grandmother to her 7 grandchildren, Brenna Holmes-Dodd, Jesse, Mitchell, Joel and Mikaela (Jones) Heyland, Kieran and Finn Atkinson.

At the age of six, Jean emigrated with her parents to Canada, settling near Blaine Lake Saskatchewan. After her father died suddenly three years later, Jean and her Mother survived many tough years on the farm. Completing high school in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, she entered business school in Saskatoon and worked as a secretary in law offices and for the federal government.

In 1955 Jean joined her new husband, Owen, in Regina. Upon the arrival of her first baby, Jean began her lengthy career as a master homemaker, mother and grandmother. After a decade in Regina, the family relocated to Lethbridge.

In addition to maintaining her home and garden, Jean made and enjoyed a host of friends from all walks of life. Annually, early in the new year good friends were treated to a Ukrainian feast at her home. In later years her grandchildren graced her table and have labeled these dinners as legendary.

In her youth, Jean was an excellent dancer. Later in life she and Owen enjoyed recreational golf, bowling, hiking, fishing and gardening. They also toured throughout Canada and to almost every state south of the border. She walked the paths and trails of Lethbridge almost daily, most often around Henderson Lake.

One of Jean’s hallmark qualities was the ability to engage anyone in conversation. No matter the age or appearance or station in life, she had no barriers to reaching out to another and she did so wherever she went.

As a mother, she was an example of selflessness and thoughtful little traditions. Her advice was never couched as criticism. She was remarkably upbeat and shared her optimistic view of life.

To quote her oldest grandson, “We will miss her love, smile, cooking and more recent endearing deafness. . . and her generosity. She was very generous.”

She kept and cherished the following little poem: “Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and my prejudices against my fellow man. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.”

Robert H. Test

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last days and made possible her request to stay in the home that she created.

As per Jean’s request, there will be no public funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Lethbridge Family Services – 1107 2 Avenue A North, Lethbridge, AB. T1H 0E6.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


William “Bill” Kaval

1931 – 2019

Mr. William “Bill” Kaval of Coaldale, beloved husband to Mrs. Elsie Kaval, passed away at Coaldale Health Centre on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the age of 87 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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WALTENBURGH

TIMOTHY SHAWN WALTENBURGH passed away in Lethbridge on Saturday, July 20th, 2019, at the age of 50 years.

No formal service will be held.

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Wiebren “Wiebe” Zuidema

1958 – 2019

Mr. Wiebren “Wiebe” Zuidema of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Verginia Zuidema, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the age of 60 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH LETHBRIDGE, 4717 24 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jeremy Light, officiating.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com

to send a condolence.

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