October 28th, 2020

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 31, 2019.

Ron Abell
1934 – 2019

Ronald Walter Abell, loving husband and father, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the age of 85 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. 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.


Doreen Anderson
1925 – 2019

Doreen Marguerite Anderson (nee Riley), beloved wife of the late Heber Anderson, passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 93 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Barnwell Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the church prior to the funeral service on Saturday, August 3, 2019 between 11:00 A.M. and 11:40 A.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 – 3 Avenue East, Barnwell on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:00 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.


DOBRA

Charles Dobra, beloved husband and soul mate of his late wife Norma Dobra. Chuck passed away peacefully on Sunday July 28, 2019. He is the loving father to Bob (Donna) Dobra, Bill Dobra and Ian Dobra. Caring grandpa to Nicole, Chris, Barrett and Madison and great grandpa to Aubrey. Chuck was born in Lethbridge Alberta on March 22, 1931 to Annie and Charles Dobra. Chuck grew up in the Magrath area on the family farm enjoying the wide open spaces. Dad married mom on February 17, 1954 and were sealed for time and eternity in the Cardston Temple. Dad and mom later moved into Lethbridge where dad drove truck for many of his years before retiring. Chuck so loved being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great granddaughter who were the love of his life. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and hospital staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital unit 3B. For all the care and attention that they gave to our dad, we are so grateful. Also to all our friends for their thoughts and prayers during this time. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge East Stake Center, 4105 Forestry Avenue South with Bishop Bruce Steward officiating. Friends may meet with the family prior to the service at the church on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.

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


Ray and Helen Feenstra
1934/1938 – 2019


Rein “Ray” and Hiltje “Helen” Feenstra went home to be with their Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Thursday, August 1, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ray and Helen’s name may be made directly to the Bible League of Canada, P.O. Box 368 Station Main, Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4H8 (www.bibleleague.ca).
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, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Huib was born on June 6, 1940 in Barendrecht, Netherlands and immigrated with his family to Barhill, AB in March of 1952, to work the sugar beet fields. In 1955, his family was able to purchase their first farm from Jack Green (six miles north of Kipp) and they began farming together. In 1972, he met his wife, Leny, they married in 1973. Together they raised their three boys on the farm north of Kipp. They continued farming together with Huib’s brothers, until Huib & Leny started on their own in 1981, with the boys later joining them in the operation. In 2006, he retired to Park Lake, where he spent time tending to his beautiful acreage yard, but was still always there to lend a hand to the boys on the farm.

Huib will also be lovingly remembered by his wife Leny, and their children, Mark (Jane) Groenenboom and their kids, Kaden & Emma; Dennis (Carlene) Groenenboom and their kids, Jessa, Kally & Devin; and Erik (Abby) Groenenboom and their kids, Jack, Arie & Luke.

He is also survived by his brothers, Jake (Betsy) Groenenboom and Dan (Riet) Groenenboom, his sisters, Jean Dekreek, Henny Wiskerke, Ria (Joe) Fedyniak, Janny (Keith) Nugent, Truus Bolokoski, Cobie (Andrew) Oosterbroek and Mieke (Bob) Rice. His sister-in-laws Margaret Groenenboom, Betty Groenenboom and also Riet Bezemer in the Netherlands, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and in Holland.

He was predeceased by his parents, Huib & Marie Groenenboom, his parents-in-law, Arie & Lena Bezemer, his infant twin sons, Dennis and Timothy, his brothers, Bas Groenenboom and Joe Groenenboom, his brothers-in-law, Marvin Bolokoski, Ad Dekreek and Huib Wiskerke. Also his in-laws in Holland, Rijk Bezemer, Arie & Nellie Bezemer; Jannie & Teun Bos.

Huib’s wife, children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he loved them dearly. Farming was his life but he also enjoyed camping, fishing, playing crib with friends and sitting on his deck over-looking the field.

Dad received so much support from family, friends, doctors, nurses, and other care givers. We are all very thankful to you all! In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a donation to the Jack Addy Cancer Clinic, the Lethbridge Food Bank or another charity of your choosing.

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

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


HALL

SHERRY DARLENE HALL, beloved wife of Sydney Hall, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the age of 62 years, after a lengthy yet courageous battle with cancer.

Sherry is survived by her husband Syd, her daughter, Destiny Svennes (Tomas Nilsson) and her grandchildren, Colten (Trista) Svennes and Isabelle Nilsson.

She is also survived by her sister, Peggy (Ed) Zalesak; her aunt, Roberta Svennes; her nieces, Dawn (Craig) Trapp, Jacqueline (her daughter, Demi) Zalesak, Jennifer (Ken) Merkl; Syd’s children, Joan (Gary), Don (Judi), Mitch, David and Jim (Lily), as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, John & Dorothy Svennes and her brother, Daniel Svennes.

Sherry was born in Eastend, SK on October 10, 1956. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Lethbridge where she resided until her passing. Sherry received her education with the Lethbridge School System, Lethbridge College and her optician college. She was an incredible optician, working for several businesses and ending her professional career with Walmart Vision Centre.

Sherry’s love of life showed in her work life, church life, and—most importantly—her family life. Her greatest love of all was her family.

A Celebration of Sherry’s Life will be held at LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 – 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 2:30 P.M. with Pastor Kathy Calkins officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

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.

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


KLASSEN

ISABEL VIOLET KLASSEN (née Derksen) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Lorent Manuel Klassen, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

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


McFARLAND

EDNA ETHEL McFARLAND (née Hudson) passed away peacefully at Taber Health Centre on July 30, 2019 at the grand age of 97 years.

Edna is survived by her brother, Ken (Ruth) Hudson and her nieces and nephews, Tom, Doug & Roy Hudson, Susan Hendricks, Sharon Ferby, Nancy Berlando, Linda Baines, Debbie Hansen, Marilyn Smith, Jim Hudson, Ken Waite, Anne Marie Lasek and Elizabeth Gilchrist.

She was predeceased by her parents, Ella & Roy Hudson, her husband, Gordon, her brother, Harry (May) Hudson, her sister, Hazel Waite and her nephew, Steven Hudson.

Interment will take place at a later date in Stratford, Ontario.

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


PLAITED HAIR

BRADLEY RUSSELL PLAITED HAIR, 31, passed away in Calgary on July 24th, 2019. A Wake Service will be at the White Calf Community Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, August 1st from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the White Calf Community Hall on Friday, August 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

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


Sofia Rauhala

1947 – 2019

Sofia Marie Rauhala of Barons, Alberta, passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, on July 27, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Sofia was the youngest daughter born in Carmangay to parents Helmi and Wilfred Row. She grew up on the farm and later married a farmer. Hard work and perseverance were ingrained in her. Sofia loved many things: her family, friends, flowers, baking, playing games, camping, fishing, and gardening. She shared this love with many family and friends through the years. Besides her husband Brian, she is survived by daughter Ledean (Wes) Skiba, and sons Rod Rauhala and Mitch (Kim) Rauhala. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Coral, Paige, and Reed Skiba; TiAnna Rauhala; Braden, Logan, Kaleb, Chase, and Donovan Rauhala. Sofia is also survived by sisters Barbara Bell and Gina Fraser, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Sofia was predeceased by her father Wilfred, mother Helmi, stepfather Jim, and brother George. A Celebration Of Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen, officiating.

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


TSUKISHIMA

JAMES AKIRA TSUKISHIMA passed away at the age of 54 on July 24, 2019 after a brief and sudden illness. Jim was born June 18, 1965 in Coaldale, Alberta and was raised on the family farm. After completing high school in Coaldale, he attended the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his degree in Agriculture. He then returned to Coaldale to work on the family farm. After his farming days, Jim worked numerous jobs while living in Lethbridge.

When Jim’s eyesight started deteriorating, he focused on his personal passions which included being an instructor at the Judo Club, Dragon Boat Racing, being an active member of the church and travel.

Jim is survived by his mother Sumie, his brother Ken (Angelina) and his two nieces Emma and Grace.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday, August 2, 2019 between 7-8pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 433 Stubb Ross Road South

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday August 3, 2019 starting at 10am at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470-40 Street South.

Koden is gratefully declined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made the CNIB or the Lethbridge Judo Club.

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


TURNER

LAWRENCE FREDRICK TURNER, beloved husband of Norma Turner, passed away in Lethbridge on July 29, 2019 at the age of 90 years. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, TAYLOR STREET CHAPEL, Raymond, Alberta (221 N. 400 W.) Friends are welcome to meet the family on Monday August 5, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Taylor Street Chapel or prior to the Service from l0:00 to 10:45 A.M.

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


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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