October 21st, 2020

SATURDAY, August 17, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 17, 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.

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Leslie Bjerland

1986 – 2019

Mrs. Leslie Bjerland of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Chad Bjerland, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at the age of 33 years. A Celebration of Leslie’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Kathy Calkins, officiating.

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BROWN

CHARLES BRENT BROWN passed away on August 8, 2019 at the age of 78 years. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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CHIEF BODY

BRENT CHIEF BODY, beloved husband of Sherry, passed away in Lethbridge on August 14th, 2019 at the age of 64 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


CURL

LAURIE-ANNE CURL, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Matthew Curl, passed away peacefully at the St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 48 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


HEBENIK

Hilda Hebenik, beloved wife of the late Carl Hebenik, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her children: George (Wendy), William (Judy), Hazel (David) and Lydia; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sisters: Margaret and Marion; sister-in-law Annie. Hilda was predeceased by her parents Henry and Hazel, also Christine, Terry and 5 siblings. Hilda was born in Lucky Lake, SK and moved to Vauxhall, AB when she was 3. Hilda married Carl in 1949 and lived on the family farm in Barons for 70 years. Hilda loved her garden, the farm life and all the farm animals. As per Hilda’s request, no service will be held after the cremation. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT #40, 1202 – 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their care, compassion and dedication.

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


MATSON

MARION VIOLET MATSON of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Albert Matson, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 75 years.

A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, #201, 9452 – 51 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, AB, T6E 5A6 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 1J5.

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MATTHIES

MRS. TINA MATTHIES, of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late George Matthies, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 95 years, following a brief illness.

Tina was born in Fuerstenwerder, Ukraine on December 17, 1923. In 1926, she immigrated to Canada with her parents, Heinrich & Maria Goerzen, and six siblings. Her siblings have all predeceased her.

Mom’s family settled on a farm northeast of Coaldale. Their family endured many hardships as new immigrants. After completing seventh grade, Mom went to work to help support the family.

She married her beloved husband, George, in 1945 and they farmed together until his passing in 1972. Together, they had five children: Margaret (Bill) Traber, Lynda (Ken) Rothe, David (Grace) Matthies, infant Laura (deceased) and George (Dorothy) Matthies.

Several years after Dad passed away, Mom moved to Coaldale to begin life on her own. The love of the farm never left her; she would often drive in the country or visit her son’s farms, always keeping interested in crops and cattle. Mom went on to work for Barons-Eureka as a home helper. She traveled the roads of southern Alberta to visit clients—many of whom became lifelong friends.

Mom was an avid volunteer. She assisted at the Coaldale Hospital as well as at her church where she was a leader in Pioneer Girls. She was also on the pastoral care team and visited many homebound members. Mom had a great faith in God.

In 2016, Mom moved to Sunny South Lodge where she resided until her passing.

Mom loved her family, extended family and friends, and she enjoyed many visits with each one.

She is survived by her four children and treasured grandchildren: Mark (Cori) Traber, Michelle (Scott) McJoynt, Stuart (Kari) Traber, Clayton (Nadine) Rothe, Shauna (Dave), Rob (Caylee) Rothe, Rhea (Jarvis) Plesman, Cody (Megan) Matthies, Brent Matthies, Norah Faye (Ryan) Matthies and Jessica Vreeken. She is also survived by her precious great-grandchildren: Avery, Jake & Annie McJoynt; Cameron, Kaitlyn & Shaun Traber; Sydnee & Anna; Lily Rothe and Daxton Plesman, and step-great-grandchildren Dani, Erinn & Carter McRae.

A Private Family Graveside will be held prior to the service.

A Funeral Service will be held at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHEN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, AB, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Food Grains Bank are gratefully accepted: 400 – 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6.

We would like to thank everyone for the love and respect they have shown to our Mom.

We will miss you so much Mom

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


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 his wife Jolaine, 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, her sister-in-law Carol, 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.

Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & NU, 200-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6.

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


OKUTAKE

THOMAS “TOM” ASAYUKI OKUTAKE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Barbara Okutake, passed away peacefully at the Blue Sky Manor on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

Tom is survived by his loving daughters LaRee (Jamie) Barfuss and Janay (Jason Pecht) Okutake. He is also survived by Barb’s children Michael (Fran) Murray and Kelly (Marcello) Pagnotta, his sisters Vicky Trenchard, Marion (Jim) Tomiyama and Jean Armstrong as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Tom was the loving grandfather to Ryan (Chelsea), Rory (Mikaela) & Joel Barfuss and Maya & Griffin Pecht, Kyla (Eric) Seeley and Brady Bateman. Great-grandfather to four great-grandsons: Finnley, Beau & Ezra Barfuss and Emmerich Seeley.

Besides his loving wife Barb, Tom was predeceased by his parents Tomosada Chotei & Mary Masako Okutake.

A Come & Go Memorial Reception will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Donations in memory of Tom may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


PALADINO

MARIA GRAZIA PALADINO, beloved wife of Tony Paladino, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the age of 88 years.

She is the loving mother of Nicholas “Nick” (Lynette) Paladino of Lethbridge and Luciana “Lucy” (Brent) Johnson of Lethbridge, as well as grandchild Tate Anthony (Kimberly) Paladino of Coaldale; and great-grandchildren Kade Russell Paladino and Reeve Rodney Paladino. She is also survived by her sister Tina Bicego of Vancouver and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maria was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Maria Ciaburri, brothers Franco and Giuseppe Ciaburri, sister Lucia Bicego and niece Maria D’Agnone.

Maria kept her promise to Tony and immigrated to Canada from Civitanova del Sannio, Italy, in June of 1953. They were married one month later and settled in Coaldale, AB. With a growing family, they relocated to Lethbridge in 1961, where they were welcomed by neighbors and new friends alike.

In those early years, while raising two children, Maria worked as a seamstress in local drapery shops. She deeply loved her family and she enjoyed cooking and was an expert at both. She will always be remembered by her generosity, even in the last few months.

Maria was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, as well as the Romulus and Remus Italian Canadian Club.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Bill Young officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Thank you to all the health care staff at St. Michael’s Health Centre for the wonderful and thoughtful care. In memory of Maria, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Foundation, 1400 – 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5.

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


WILDE, Warren

July 14, 1938 – August 4, 2019

Warren Deloy Wilde was born on July 14, 1938 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He passed away in Victoria, British Columbia on August 4, 2019.

Warren was predeceased by his wife Ruth Jane Norton; his parents, Donald and Minnie Wilde; and two grandchildren.

Warren was raised on the family farm in Welling where he learned the value of hard work and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. He received a B. Ed at the University of Alberta and earned a Masters’ and a Ph. D. at Michigan State University.

Warren and Ruth made their home in Edmonton where they raised their seven children in an atmosphere of love, security, and faith. Warren spent 27 years on the faculty of the University of Alberta as a professor in the Faculty of Education and as Chairman of the Department of Elementary Education, where he touched the lives of countless students. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully in numerous and varied callings. He is remembered by many as a much-loved bishop and stake president, whose influence has been felt as members have spread across Canada and abroad.

Warren is lovingly remembered by his children: Leslie (Marlo) Steed, Renee (Russell) Brayley, Jana (Paul) Erickson, Russell (Jana) Wilde, Marlys (Nathan) Sillito, Dennis (Kristin) Wilde, and David (Jackie) Wilde.

After the passing of his beloved Ruth, Warren married Glenda Pratt (McCue). Together they served at Brigham Young University’s Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and in both the Cardston and Calgary Temples. With that union Warren acquired three additional daughters: Kirsten (Joshua) Hawkes, Jana (Russell) Wilde, and Lindsay (Amir) Rafezi. In total he leaves a posterity of thirty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

A private family memorial service was held in Magrath, Alberta.

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

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