August 19th, 2019

TUESDAY, August 6, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 6, 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.


Corny Biesbroek

1927 – 2019

Corny (Korstiaan) BIESBROEK of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Rita (Wevers), passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019, at the age of 92 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Lien Han Ho

1958 – 2019

Lien Han Ho (nee Du) of Lethbridge passed away unexpectedly on August 2nd, 2019 at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, at the age of 61 years old.

Lien was born in Mong Cai, Vietnam to Hung and Tai Che Du on May 5, 1958. At the height of Vietnam’s persecution of its Chinese minority in 1978, Lien relocated to China where she met Va Xay Ho. Together with Va, they relocated to a refugee camp in Macau where they married and had 2 children, Kim and Ben. In 1982, they relocated to Lethbridge as refugees and began their new life in a new land.

Lien worked hard for 35 years at the only job she ever had at Lakeview Bakery to ensure her children had a life that she never had. She and Va carefully put aside their earnings for their children’s future and rarely, if ever, spent lavishly on themselves. Understanding their parent’s sacrifices, Kim and Ben studied hard, earned university degrees and both enjoy successful professional careers.

All her life, she dreamed of one day owning a big home. Despite all the hardships and sacrifices in life, she and Va realized their dream and she spent the last few years of her life happily living in their house across from the lake.

Lien was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was proud of her children and loved being a grandma to Connor, Kingston, Emily, and Amara. She loved cooking family meals and was always the last person to sit and enjoy the meal after everyone was taken care of. When not putting others ahead of herself, she enjoyed regular walks around the lake.

Left to cherish Lien’s memory are her husband Va Ho; daughter Kim (Ben) Kwan; son Ben (Anna) Ho and her grandchildren Connor, Kingston, Emily, and Amara. She is also survived by her father Hung Du; siblings Han Jen (Wong Zhang), Han Gai (Wong Kai Jen), Han Nang (Du Ahn), Han Feng (Feng Yu Xiu), Ricky (Ho Tac Feng), Stephanie, Toan (Mo Li), and Jenny. She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother, Tai Che Du.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, August 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Ernest Harrison

1932 – 2019

Mr. Ernest Harrison of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Dorothy Harrison, passed away at St. Michaels Health Centre, on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the age of 87 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Paulina Kolibar

1922 – 2019

Mrs. Paulina Kolibar, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michal Kolibar, passed away at The Good Samaritan Society Garden Vista in Magrath, on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the age of 96 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MCDONALD, Michael Dean

September 17, 1951

  • Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

July 31, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Michael McDonald, beloved husband of Susan (nee Thomas) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

Michael was a successful international oil and gas executive, capping his career as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Talisman Energy.

Michael is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Ryan and Adam (Mae); and beloved grandchildren, Oliver, Adrian, and Casey; and brother Lorne (Pauline).

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the cancer charity of your choice.

In living memory of Michael McDonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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PLAITED HAIR

DRADON “DRA” LEE RODNEY PLAITED HAIR, beloved son of Kevin Plaited Hair and Shannon Eagle Speaker, passed away in Standoff on July 28th, 2019 at the age of 19 years.

The Wake Service will be held on Thursday, August 8th, at White Calf Hall, Standoff from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Friday, August 9th, at 11:00 a.m.

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


SARUWATARI

TOSH SARUWATARI of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Joyce (Takako) Saruwatari passed away peacefully on August 4,2019 at the age of 93 years. Besides his loving wife of 71 years, Tosh is survived by his son Gordon (Joy) of Raymond and 3 daughters Gail (Gordon) Mitten, Debra (Gordon) Jensen and Wendy (Jim) Gerlock all of Lethbridge, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Sadako Tagami, Jeannie Takahashi, sister-in-law Mary Saruwatari and numerous nieces and nephews. Tosh was predeceased by his parents Juzo and Ai Saruwatari, infant daughter Suyeko, brothers Mamoru, Takayuki, Minoru and Sakae and sisters Kashiko, Ritsuko and Toshiko.

Tosh was born in Raymond, Alberta where he spent most of his life farming on the Milk River Ridge with his wife Joyce always at his side. He practiced kendo in his younger years. Tosh served as president of the Raymond Buddhist Church for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, curling, square dancing, karaoke, golfing, playing cards, traveling and photography. His greatest treasure was his family.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Koden and flowers are respectfully declined. Those who wish may make donations to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta or the charity of your choice.

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


Gerrit Vos

1932 – 2019

Mr. Gerrit Vos of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Rika (Van Kempan) Vos, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the age of 87 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gerrit is survived by his sons Jerry Vos, Harry (Kathy) Vos, Charlie (Debbie) Vos; daughters Joy (Bryan) Borisow, Ria (Kelly) Haughian, and 10 grandchildren.

Gerrit Vos was predeceased by his son Douglas Vos and grandson Zane Vos.

A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the KINGDOM HALL, 2822 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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