December 6th, 2019

FRIDAY, August 9, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 9, 2019.

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. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, August 16, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South Lethbridge, Alberta. A Celebration of Corny Biesbroek’s life will be held at 1:00pm, on Saturday August 17, 2019, at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan officiating. A Private Family graveside service will be held prior at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, Box 1312 Coaldale Alberta, T1M 1N1.

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


BENE

PETER J. BENE, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Besides his beloved wife Sharon, Peter will be greatly missed by his children: Rick (Marianne), Carrie (Pat), Tamie and Todd (Marnee), as well as one grandson, six granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, 15 great-grandsons and numerous cousins and fur grand babies.

He was predeceased by his parents Peter Sr. & Juliane Bene and his brother Alex Bene.

As a child, Peter lived in Gelenes, Hungary. The family moved to Southern Alberta in 1939. Peter and Sharon raised their children on the family farm where they all loved to be until Peter and Sharon retired to Lethbridge. Peter and Sharon loved to dance the night away.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Bob Wallace officiating. After the reception there will be a Graveside Service at Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made in Peter’s name to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Lethbridge: CMHA Alberta South Region, 426 – 6 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2C9.

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


BRINA MARIE BERGEN

(HARMATIUK) January 20, 1988 – July 24, 2019

It is with complete heartache that we announce the passing of our treasured Brina on the evening of Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the young age of 31 years. Along with the many memories of her admiration of the mountains, hiking, skiing, camping, photography and her cats, Brina’s incredible energy, bright smile, passion and love will forever be remembered by her husband, Erik Bergen; parents, Brian and Joyce Harmatiuk; sister, Carley (Nick) Thompson; brother, Jordon Harmatiuk (Taylor Gouw); parents-in-law, Andrew Glasel and Terri Bergen; brothers-in-law, Dean Bergen (Tristen Emberly) and Scott Bergen (Bobbie-Jo Schmidt) as well as many extended family and friends. Brina is predeceased by grandmothers, Aliceanne Pearson and Helen Harmatiuk.

“Love you BIG much”

Encompassed by family and friends, Brina’s life has been celebrated. In lieu of flowers, Brina’s family would appreciate memorial donations please be made directly to: Rethink Breast Cancer, specifically “Research” by visiting http://www.donate.rethink breastcancer.com or to the Drayton Valley Hospital Foundation’s Palliative Care Campaign by visiting http://www.dvhealthfound.ca

Condolences may be sent by

visiting:

http://www.affinityfuneralservice.ca Arrangements in care of Dwayne Henley and Joelle Valliere at:

Affinity Funeral Service 5137 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta 780.542.3338


DYCK

1928 – 2019

Mrs. Susie (Voth) Mantler – Dyck passed away at Sunny South Lodge, Coaldale, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.


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


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. 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.

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


LIVINGSTON

WAYNE GILBERT LIVINGSTON of Magrath, beloved husband of Sheila Livingston, passed away peacefully at Raymond Health Centre on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the age of 82 years.

At Wayne’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm, on Monday, August 12, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Kevin Roberts, officiating. Interment to follow in the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Alberta.

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


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


OKUTAKE

TOM OKUTAKE, of Lethbridge, passed away at Blue Sky Manor on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 72 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


YANISH

November 12, 1926 – August 5, 2019

ANDREW “ANDY” YANISH passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa in Lethbridge, on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Andy was born in Plainview, SK and moved with his family to Edmonton when he was seven years old. A first generation Canadian, he was raised with many of his Polish and Ukrainian traditions, and always enjoyed family gatherings with perogies, beet rolls, cabbage rolls, borscht, and dessert—especially apple pie. At a very young age Andy became interested in mechanics and he reportedly broke many fingers, starting up his vehicles with the old hand crank!

He met his wife, Marie Cochrane, in Edmonton while working as a salesman selling encyclopedias. They were married in 1956 and they lived in Edmonton for nine years, where he worked in the automotive industry. A business opportunity arose in Lethbridge and they relocated there in 1965. He owned several automotive businesses, the most recent being A Y Core Supply in Nobleford, where he reconditioned motors for resale within southern Alberta and the USA. He was a self-taught man, and built a recreational airplane in the early 1970s.

Andy and his family spent many summers camping, fishing and making friends at Moyie Lake and Lake Koocanusa, BC; Flathead Lake and Kalispell, Montana. They always had a boat and one of his favorite activities was trolling for kokanee salmon. His last major project was rebuilding a houseboat when he was 80. Even at the age of 80+, he still enjoyed camping and getting onto the lake in his boat, even sleeping in the tent and cooking fish over the campfire!

Andy was predeceased by his wife Marie; son Michael; parents Peter & Stella Yanish; brother Walter Yanish; sister Bernice (Nick) Prodaniuk; brother-in-law Earl (Laura) Cochrane; and nephews William Cochrane and Dave Broda.

He is survived by his son Sam (Jennifer); grandchildren Michael, Madison and Alyssa; sister-in-law Rowena Yanish; plus numerous nieces and nephews in Regina and Strasbourg, SK, and Edmonton and Redwater, AB.

A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Canon James Robinson officiating.

Thank you to all the caregivers at St. Therese Villa who cared for Andy during the last four years of his life. If desired, donations to the Recreation Department at St. Therese Villa are gratefully accepted: 253 Southgate Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2S1.

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

Share this story:

68

Comments are closed.