October 30th, 2020

SATURDAY, September 14, 2019


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 14, 2019.

BOESSENKOOL

June 2, 1940 – Sept. 13, 2019

HERMAN BOESSENKOOL of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 79 years.

He is survived by his loving children: Diane Mitchell of Lethbridge, AB and Debbie (Terry) Morrison of Devon, AB; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Gerry, Johnny and Harry, and sisters Tini, Hilda and Margaret, along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Herman was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce Boessenkool, parents Geert and Hendrikje and his brothers Willem, Henk and Klaas.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Herman to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1 ‘A’ Street S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 0G5 or online at http://www.kidney.ca/ways-to-donate

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


William “Bill” Francis Brown

After a long and rich life, Bill passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 92. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife, Fay. Bill will be remembered with greatest of affection and dearly missed by his son, Wayne Brown, his sister, Peggy Hartman-Trewin (Ed), and his daughter-in-law Therese Haasen (John), as well as his grandchildren, Janelle Donohue (Matt), Drew Brown (Marin), Jessica Dykstra ( Joel), Amy Brown and Steven Brown and his five great-grandchildren, Jack, Luke and Brendan Donohue, and Raegen and Ryenne Dykstra.

Bill was predeceased by his son, Jack, his infant daughter, Susan, his parents, Francis and Nollie Brown, and his brother, Hugh Brown (Anna). After a brief stint owning a small trucking business, it was when he returned to farm life that Bill was able to integrate what mattered most to him – family and farming. Bill and his wife Fay, as a team, made their grain and cattle farming operation a success. Their farm not only provided a livelihood, it also became a source of pride and joy and it allowed them to raise their sons Jack and Wayne with values that stood the test of time. Bill was an avid curler and along with his brother Hugh, represented Alberta in the 1955 Brier. In retirement, he developed a passion for golf. He made a lasting contribution to the Claresholm Community through his volunteer efforts in both the local curling and golf clubs. In recent years, he was honored to receive the Distinguished Lion Award for his lifelong service. Bill often reflected on the almost unimaginable changes in the world since his early years riding a horse to a one room country school house, and would remark that he had lived during the most interesting time to be alive. He also had the good fortune to be born into a community he loved. His many friends brought him such joy in the happy years, and great comfort in the more difficult times. He truly had a life well lived.

Bill’s family invite you to attend a Celebration of Bill’s life at WILLOW CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm, AB on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Stefan Ulrich officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm Curling Club, 430 53 Ave E, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0 and the Claresholm Golf Club, P.O. Box 2080 349-39 Ave. West, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0


Nellie Ellingson
1920 – 2019

Nellie Parry Ellingson, beloved wife of the late Earl Ellingson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 99 years.
A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 beginning at 10:00 A.M. with a service to follow at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Nellie is survived by her children Anne (Louis) Turcato of Taber, Parry (Krystyna) Ellingson of Taber, Richard (Annette) Ellingson of Innisfail, John (Janice) Ellingson of Stirling, Bronwyn (Brian) Freeze of Raymond and Robert (Paula) Ellingson of Grapevine, Texas; daughter-in-law Marilyn Ellingson of Raymond; forty seven grandchildren, one hundred and fifty two great grandchildren and twenty two great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl Ellingson, son Mark Ellingson, parents John and Kate Parry, grandchildren Mary (Colin) Tilson and Kate Ellingson as well as two great great grandbabies.
Nellie was born in Aberscoch, Wales on February 7, 1920. Her family immigrated to Canada when she was four, and she spent the majority of her life in Taber. Nellie married Earl Hugh Ellingson on October 24, 1939. Together they raised seven children mostly on a small farm, “Anxious Acres”. Nellie was active in the community and in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and Earl helped organize the annual Taber Kiwanis Music Festival and she sang in the “Choralaires” for many years. Nellie and Earl served a Family History mission in Salt Lake City. Dedicated to her family, Nellie made sure her descendants had something physical for which to remember her. She crocheted over one hundred afghans for numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, all who will miss her as an anchor in their lives. Nellie enjoyed crossword puzzles, listening to classical music, singing in choirs and loved reading.
The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff of Clearview Lodge and Linden View Good Samaritans for the gracious care and devoted attention given their mother.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


HERTER

Evelyn Herter, beloved wife of Ben Herter, passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


Hazel Fong

Hazel Fong, of Calgary and formerly Taber and Bow Island, passed away unexpectedly on September 4th, 2019. Full of energy, Hazel continued even at her age to high-spiritedly defeat all comers at badminton, crossword puzzles and jenga.

Carrying on her vibrant legacy are her children Linda, James, David, Shari and Chris and their families. She is also survived by her sister Violet Fong and brother Norman Chuen.

Friends and family are invited to a Visitation to pay their respects between 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A brief Graveside Service and interment will follow at 3:00pm, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Mountain View Cemetery, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Celebration of Hazel’s Life will then be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at ST. DAVID’S UNITED CHURCH, 3303 CAPITOL HILL CRESCENT, Calgary, Alberta.

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Harold “Bud” Hudson

1924 – 2019

Mr. Harold “Bud” Hudson of Lethbridge passed away at St. Therese Villa on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the age of 95 years. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00am, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Hugh Jack, officiating.

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Duane “Fred” Jorgensen

1941 – 2019

It is will sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Duane Jorgensen on September 9, 2019 at the age of 78. Fred was born in Cardston, Alberta and was raised Twin River, Alberta. He married Mary Foggin in 1960 and shortly after their wedding they moved to Washington state where he began his studies and apprenticeship in carpentry. Over the course of the next 12 years he built many houses around the Seattle area. While living in Washington Fred and Mary had three children, Mark, Mike and Tammy. In 1972 Fred and his young family moved back to Lethbridge so that he could start his own construction company. Fred built many houses in and around the Lethbridge area. Having grown up on the farm, which he loved and always missed, Fred was eager to have some land of his own. He wanted his children to have a small taste of what it was like to grow up on a farm as he did. In 1975 he purchased 75 acres north east of Coalhurst and built a home for his family. While living on the farm he (and Mary) planted huge gardens, raised wild birds, stocked fish in the pond, raised chickens, ducks and kept some horses to the delight of his daughter. Many happy years were spent on our “mini farm”. Fred and Mary moved from the acreage in 1984 over the course of the next years lived in the area of Beaver Mines, Warner and Yuma, Arizona. In his younger years Fred enjoyed traveling with his family throughout western Canada and the United States and continued to do that with Mary until she became ill in 2013. Fred was an avid card player throughout his life and very much enjoyed spending time with his friends either playing poker or crib. He loved to garden was very pleased with his raised bed garden that he had planted this spring while living at the Prairie Rose Lodge in Milk River. Fred is predeceased by his parents Carl and Helen Jorgensen (nee Peterson), his ex-wife Mary (Jorgensen, Mutter) nee Foggin, and his son Mark Conrad Jorgensen. Fred is survived by his son Mike (Liisa) Jorgensen, Tammy Jorgensen and her husband Eric Thomsen and grandchildren Ty and Anna Thomsen, brother Gary (Betty) Jorgensen, his nephews Grant (Ester) Jorgensen, Ian (Jay) Jorgensen and niece Lesley (Chris) Bunting as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Instead of having a service Fred requested that his loved ones scatter his ashes on the homestead land, that he loved and cherished, in Twin River where he was raised. The family of Fred would like to thank his good friend Tomi Smith of Warner, and the staff of Prairie Rose Lodge in Milk River for taking such good care of Fred over the last several years.

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LEE

FLORA LEE, nee Campbell, passed away on September 12th, 2019 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 86 years. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taylor Street Chapel in Raymond, AB on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may meet the family at the church on Tuesday, September 17th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


McCREADY

It is with gentle relief but broken hearts that we announce the passing of our precious Mom, Nana and G.G., LORENE ANNETTE McCREADY at Extendicare Fairmont on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 98 years.

A Celebration of Lorene’s life will be held at McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

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


POTAPOFF

PAUL POTAPOFF, beloved husband of Doreen Potapoff, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

Paul is survived by Doreen’s son Denis (Pat), grandchildren Owen (Allie), Mark and Jason (Celia); and great-grandchildren Madison, Christopher and Spencer. He is also survived by two nieces and one nephew in B.C., as well as great-nieces and nephews in Alberta and B.C.

Paul was predeceased by his parents Irene and Paul N. Potapoff, two sisters and brothers-in-law Mabel (John) Filimek, Florence (Pete) Ewashen and brother and sister-in-law Bill and Mary Potapoff.

As a young man, Paul was very involved in sports. He played hockey, baseball and Softball in Cowley, Blairmore, Pincher Creek and Granum as well in Rocky Mountain House.

At Paul’s request, no formal funeral will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5 or to M.S. Society of Canada, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2T1

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


Bernice Rutski

1926 – 2019

Mrs. Bernice Rutski of Lethbridge and Fauquier, BC, beloved wife of the late Mr. Emil Rutski and loving mother to Lynne Dennis, John Rutski, Dianne Carreck, Madelene Rutski (deceased), and Kathryn Da Silva, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the age of 92 years. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta, with Father Ian Gagne, celebrant.

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Everett Vandesteeg

1941 – 2019

Everett Vandesteeg of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved husband of Lana Vandesteeg, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 78 years.

Everett is survived by his wife of 48 years; daughter Sherry (James) Heather and grandchildren Lisa Marie (Adam) Brzezinki and Jesse Campbell. Everett is also survived by his sisters Clasiena (John) Kellow, Ida Westbrook; brothers Ben and Gerrit (Georgette) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Everett was predeceased by his parents Marinus and Christine as well as his brother Murray.

Everett was born in Holland on May 12, 1941 and immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1956. After several years working for Haney Farms and the Lethbridge and District Exhibition, Everett became the owner and manager in 1975 of a small neighborhood store – The Grocery Hut. Everett loved his business and the neighborhood around it, making many friends over the years. After suffering an illness in 1991 that left him with chronic pain, he sold the store and devoted himself, as best he could, to the care of his mother Christine, until her passing, his wife and their precious fur-kids – Sandy, Peppy, Ladybug, Sheba, Shadow and most recently, Anthony, Caesar and Cleopatra (aka the Triplets).

Everett was a private, quiet man. He had a passion for hobbies he started as a young boy in Holland and engaged in until recently – movie trivia, stamp collecting, soccer and reading everything he could get his hands on. He loved non-fiction books related to history, politics, religion, sociology, and psychology, with a generous amount of pulp-fiction mysteries thrown in. In his adult years, Everett also excelled at painting complex paint-by-numbers, all of which grace the walls of their home, with a few gifted to special people.

In accordance with Everett’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. For those wishing to honor Everett’s memory, you are invited to donate to the Lethbridge and District Humane Society, 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 5E9, or a charity of your choice. Floral or other tributes are respectfully and gratefully declined.

Lana and Everett’s family are immensely grateful for the kindness and care provided to Everett over the years by Dr. Mark Horne and staff at the Bigelow Fowler East Clinic, as well as recently by the incredible team of compassionate doctors, nurses and care aides at St. Michael’s Palliative Care.

Ciao, Ciao Dear.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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WEBBER

BILL WEBBER of Lethbridge, beloved husband, father, papa, brother and uncle, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 57 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

Following the service, Bill will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In memory of Bill, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, #220, 6223 – 2 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2H 1J5

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


WEBSTER

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of ALYSON MARIE WEBSTER, beloved wife of Brad Webster, who passed away near Grande Prairie on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of 42 years.

Besides her loving husband and best friend, Brad, she is survived by her father, Glen Eagle Child; her children, Shaylyn (Kaden), Kalus, Draaven (Tristen), Dhaylin, Ashtyn and Khailyn; her grandchildren, Devilyn, Thales and Laraiya, and her siblings, Kevin and Olivia Bullcalf.

She was predeceased by her mother, Wanda Bullcalf, and her sister, Glenda Bullcalf.

Alyson was born on March 28, 1977 in Raymond. She excelled as an EMT in Northern Alberta, working for the oil and gas industry. She was a skilled chef and took pride in cooking for friends and family. She was a talented artist, often painting or using her creativity to design furniture. She was a loving, humorous and hardworking wife, mother and friend who was extremely dedicated to the well-being of her loved ones. Alyson will be deeply missed and will remain forever in our hearts.

A Family Service will at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

A Wake Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve, AB on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Martin Eagle Child officiating.

In memory of Alyson, donations may be made to Diabetes Canada at http://www.diabetes.ca/donate.

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


ZATYLNY

KATHERINA “KAY” ZATYLNY, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Steve Zatylny, passed away peacefully at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert, AB. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

Following the Mass, Kay will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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