October 31st, 2020

THURSDAY, August 1, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 1, 2019.

Doreen Anderson
1925 – 2019
 Doreen Marguerite Anderson (nee Riley), was reunited with her forever sweetheart Heber in the early hours of Sunday, July 28, 2019, after a full and rich life 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.
 Doreen is survived by her seven children Rick (Dixie) Anderson of Barnwell, Laurie Stone of Calgary, Craig Anderson of Barnwell, Bill (Tammy) Anderson of Barnwell, Kent (Lori) Anderson of DeWinton, Ronda Anderson of Cardston and Brad (Tanya) Anderson of Regina; thirty grandchildren, fifty seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Dennis (Brenda) Riley of Parksville, British Columbia and several nieces and nephews.
 She was predeceased by her husband Heber Anderson in 2002, her brother William Roy (Doriene) Riley and sister-in-law Fay Riley.
 Grandma D or Grandma Dreams as the grandchildren called her, was a truly unique individual. She was a person who related to both young and old. Doreen had an incredible sense of humour and love for people. Rarely was there not a car in the driveway of a friend or family member to enjoy her quick wit and love of conversation. It was not unusual for her to chat on the phone for hours. Many of her children and grandchildren were lucky enough to inherit traits and attributes such as a love of talking and laughing with friends and family. Many have her brown eyes or curly hair. Her memory for detail was amazing and she loved to share stories with those that were lucky enough to call her a friend.
 Doreen had many interests including reading which motivated her in being instrumental in opening Barnwell’s first library. The people she chose for her library board were a diverse group because she felt the community’s needs would be best served with people who had a unique perspective. Both Doreen and Heber had friends that came from a wide variety of ethnic and social backgrounds.
 Doreen was a person who loved music. Hours on end would be spent in her sun room listening to the likes of Josh Groban or Pavarotti. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang for many years at special events with her friends Hazel Tanner and Jean Jensen. A highlight in her music career was singing with the Canadian Singing Mothers with her church in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 Doreen served in many capacities with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, demonstrating her faith and through these, cultivated many life long friendships.
 Having had our mother, grandmother and friend in our lives has made us all richer and encouraged us all to strive to be better people. Doreen will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
 The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Linden View Care Centre. Their compassion and care are much appreciated.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778


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.

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


 

ANN DE VALOIS

September 6, 1924 – July 29, 2019

Annigje (Ann) de Valois ( nee van Bree) passed away at Claresholm General Hospital on Monday July 29 2019 following a brief illness at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her daughter Dr Beverley de Valois (Lee Cotton), her granddaughters Dr Kari McLeod (Chris McKerley) and Carmen McLeod, and granddaughters Tamsen, Roslyn, Jessamine and Skye McKerley and Hayden McLeod, and by her sister Jannie Kooyman van Bree. She was predeceased by her husband Peter de Valois and her eldest daughter Jeanne Cornelia de Valois. A Celebration of Life will be held at WILLOW CREEK FUNERAL HOME- 4079 1st Street West on August 2, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Stefan Ulrich officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Ann’s name to Porcupine Hills Lodge and Senior’s Foundation, P.O. Box 790, Claresholm AB TOL OTO.


 

DOBRA

Charles Dobra, beloved husband and soul mate of his late wife Norma Dobra, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 28, 2019. Chuck was 88 years old. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge East Stake Centre, 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 a.m. 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.
 Ray was born on May 18, 1934 in The Netherlands and was the eldest of nine children. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his family.  Helen was born on September 1, 1938 in The Netherlands and was the eldest of four children. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her family.
 Ray and Helen met in Iron Springs in a youth group at the Christian Reformed Church. They married on December 2, 1958 at the United Church in Iron Springs.
 Ray and Helen are survived by their five children Raymond (Stephanie) Feenstra of Lethbridge, Loretta (Pekka) Lucas of Carstairs, Alan (Yvonne) Feenstra of Calgary, Ron (Sheri) Feenstra of Calgary and Carolyn (Richard) Feenstra of Coalhurst. They are also survived by fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and numerous family members and friends.
 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 (http://www.bibleleague.ca).
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

KLASSEN

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

Isabel will be remembered by her son Larry Klassen and Sandra Koliasko; sisters Clara (Walter) Willms and Joyce Colley (Don Bernhart); brothers Jim (Rita) Derksen and Jack (Anna) Derksen; and sisters-in-law Nellie (John) Penner and Martha Wall. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Isabel is predeceased by her husband Manuel Lorent Klassen, parents Frank and Margaret Derksen and sister Irene Derksen.

Isabel resided in Coaldale until 2015. She loved making lunches for Larry on weekdays for years, and loved get-togethers with family and friends. Isabel looked forward to visits from Larry and Sandra and getting up and enjoying a beautiful view each morning. She lived at Blackrock Terrace and enjoyed the wonderful friends and staff. Thank you all. Greatest Mom ever, remember that always!

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.

In memory of Isabel, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6.

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


Gordon McDonald

1931 – 2019

Mr. Gordon McDonald of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian McDonald, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


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


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. 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. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Center, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or St. Mikes Palliative Care Unit, 1400 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5.

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


TAMAKI

Shirley Diane Tamaki, loving wife of Jack Tamaki of Lethbridge, passed away at home on July 29, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Service will be held at Hays Cemetery in Hays AB on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am with lunch to follow at Hays Senior Centre.

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


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


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