January 23rd, 2021

THURSDAY, September 19, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 19, 2019.


ROBERT “BOB” DEAN GRAHAM, 83, beloved husband of Ruth Gehmlich, passed away in Texas on September 4th, 2019. A Memorial Service will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Knight Street Chapel in Raymond on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the Church from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the Service. Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery.

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


CLEMENT KURULUIK passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

At Clement’s request, no funeral service will be held.

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Gary Nagata

1954 – 2019

Mr. Gary Nagata of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the age of 64 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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October 11, 1916 to Sept 16,2019

Ayako (Kaye) Otsuka has taken off on her final journey, Sept 16, 2019 with no return ticket.

She leaves behind her daughter, Neva (Sut) Oishi; granddaughters, Kara (Eric) Coffey, Joelle (Tyler) Thornhill; grandson, Craig (Karen) Oishi; and great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lauren Oishi, Elise and Claire Coffey, Nolan and Akemi Thornhill. Survived by nephews and nieces, especially Ken (Sharron) Moriyama and Jackie (Barrie) Robb. Will be missed by her dear friend Rev. Aldeen McKay

Predeceased by parents, Torao and Asa Amemori; brother, Mitsuo (Kikue) Amemori; sisters, Tomiko (Fred) Imakire, Akiko (Gus) Moriyama, Kinko (Tucker) Hironaka and Chieko (Jack) Nishiyama.

Ayako was born in Port Moody BC, grade school in BC, Highschool in Japan and bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge. She and her family were evacuated from the west coast, transplanted into Alberta, and started a new life. She worked from sugar beet farms to a house keeper, then to clerk, and then to a book keeper where she eventually retired. She taught Japanese for many years and continued to help Japanese immigrants from Japan. She travelled around the world in later years, took up golf, clogging, tai chi, art, computers. She not only learned computers, she taught computers for years. Art was the love of her life. She taught various forms of art way into her 90’s. She has won many honors and awards and was admired by many. Kaye was also a long standing member of the Japanese United Church. She lived a remarkable life through trials and tribulations.

There will be a celebration of life memorial on Saturday Sept. 21, 11am at Mckillop United Methodist Church followed by meet the family in the reception area.

Mom requested no flowers or koden. She cared for the homeless and street children. She would appreciate your donation going to Streets Alive, 323 4th Street S. Lethbridge AB T1J 1Z9 or Covenant House 575 Drake St. Vancouver B.C. V6B 4K8. Special thanks to Dr. Yamashita, Dr. Shukkoor and the staff at Cedar Creek Adaptacare for their compassionate care.

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

Henry Postman

1932 – 2019

It is with sadness that the family of Henry Postman announces his peaceful passing into the arms of Jesus, the evening of September 14, 2019, at 87 years of age at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre. Henry was born in 1932 near Monarch, Alberta, to Gerrit and Joanne Postman. Their family lived in Lethbridge, Nobleford, and on the farmstead north of Monarch. In 1952, Henry married his sweetheart, Alice Kooy, in Abbotsford, BC, and they raised their family on the farm and also briefly resided in Three Hills and Creston. While in Three Hills, Henry attended Prairie Bible College earning a diploma in Religious Studies. Henry loved the farm, and although this was very important for Henry and Alice, they made time for fun and relaxation. Often the family went on camping trips to the mountains and the Okanagan Valley. They both played piano and sang together making beautiful harmony. Henry enjoyed many years faithfully playing piano and organ at church, directing choirs, and started a men’s quartet called “Noblefour”. His music and his sense of humor was a blessing to many through his lifetime. Faith in God was a central part of life for Henry. He taught the bible to his family around the table and was involved in bible study groups and in supporting the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to help advance the gospel message he so loved. Henry struggled through many illnesses and hospitalizations while on dialysis over the past 5 years. He learned to persevere and put his trust in God. In the end, the simple words of scripture, prayers and song were an enduring hope and comfort to him. Henry was predeceased by his wife, Alice, and his parents, Gerrit and Joanne Postman, and brother Lewis Postman. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister and brother-in-law, Nettie and Ron Wilson, and sister-in-law, Jean Postman, and their families; his children, Donna, Gerald (Wanda), Dan (Lorna), Ken, Lynne (Ross), and Heather (Paul); his grandchildren, Leon, Ali, Spencer, Jon, David, Melanie, Karson, Kaycee, Amylia, Henry, Jennie, Niko, Bethany, Rebecca, Karen, Sharon, Grace, William, Heather Alice, Craig, Linden, Grayson, Pamela, and Jonathan; his great-grandchildren, Madison, Kaiden, and Dawson. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, September 20, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Nobleford Alberta, with Pastor Frank Lanting, officiating. Interment to follow at Monarch/Nobleford Cemetery. In remembrance of Henry, donations may be made to Prairie Bible Institute, 350 5th Avenue East, Three Hills, Alberta T0M 2N0, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 408, 740 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9.

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