December 6th, 2019

THURSDAY, August 8, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 8, 2019.

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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HILLMER

ROBIN JOANNE HILLMER of Lethbridge passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 62 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.ca/en /donate toward breast cancer research.

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


Kam Ho Mah

1924 – 2019

Mrs. Kam Ho Mah of Lethbridge passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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


Marda Mandel

1955 – 2019

Marda Mandel of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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MAZACS

JENTJE “JEAN” MAZACS (née Van Der Hulst) passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 78 years. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Roelof (Aug. 2003) and Jentje Van Der Hulst (Jan. 2003), her brothers Jake (May 2013) and Harry (April 2018), as well as her special four-legged friend Yazz (June 2018). She is survived by one son, Tony Mazacs (Dorothy Van Lent) of Lethbridge, two brothers, John & Claas Van Der Hulst of Lethbridge, two sisters, Trudy Van Der Hulst and Mary Mate (Ron Andre) of Lethbridge, nine nieces & nephews, and by her special friend, Suzanne Beste. Jean was born in Dedemsvaart, Netherlands on September 1, 1940. She immigrated to Canada in 1956 where she resided until her passing. She had a wonderful personality, full of laughter and the joy of life, and she was well-loved for her humor, respect and generous spirit. Her life was a definition of true compassion and love, as she was compassionate, thoughtful and honourable. She loved her family and animal companions. Jean loved to travel, as she enjoyed her most recent trips to Holland and Hawaii. A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. A Reception will follow, and then a Private Interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

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 peacefully on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Besides his loving wife Lillian, Gordon is survived by his son Lorne (Angeline) McDonald. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Chester and Ila and sister Doris. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00pm, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Lloyd Kohl officiating. A Graveside Service will follow in the Royal View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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MEHEDEN

RUTH HILDUR MEHEDEN, beloved wife of the late Fred Meheden for 54 years, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 89 years.

Ruth is survived by her children: Melanie, Tom (Cathy) and Ken; sister Stena Meheden and brother Jim (Doris) Ratke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents John and Hilda Ratke, daughter-in-law Lee and two infant children.

Mom was born June 6, 1930 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan then moved to Southern Alberta, settling first in the Coaldale area then in the Sunnyside district before retiring to Lethbridge in the mid 70’s. Mom was known for her love of family, warm smile, caring heart and compassion for others.

Thank you to the staff at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village.

At Ruth’s request a private family memorial will be held.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ruth, donations can be made to: Arthritis Society, #150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB, T2C 3G3 or Good Samaritan Society, 1511 – 15 Ave. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 1W2.

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

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