January 16th, 2021

TUESDAY, September 24, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 24, 2019.


Reid Cameron Anderson, beloved husband of the late Doreen V. Larson Anderson passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 97 years. Reid was born August 10, 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was the eldest of 3 sons born to Angus and Ada Anderson.

Reid and Doreen met in Calgary while Reid was serving in the RCAF. After their marriage July 26, 1946, they started their life together in the New Dayton area where they farmed until their retirement in 2002. They were married nearly 71 years.

Reid was a humble man of integrity who could always be trusted to be honest in his dealings with his fellow-man. He loved his family dearly. He and Doreen leave behind a large posterity of 187 descendants.

Reid attended the Olds School of Agriculture where he learned farming skills that he used all his life. He was skilled at modifying his farm equipment, often making them function better than they were designed. After retirement, he continued to craft an array of inventive creations until his passing.

In his later years, he became an avid fisherman, and enjoyed meeting others who enjoyed the same past time.

He was pre-deceased by his wife Doreen V. Larson, his parents; Angus and Ada Anderson, 2 brothers; Moyle and Rex, a sister Judy, his son Wayne, a grandson, a great-grandson, and a great-great granddaughter.

He is survived by four brothers; Gordon (Pat), Floyd (Bev), Dale (Linda), and Lynden (Teresa), and one sister Barbara (Gordon) Snow, his children Linda (Grant) Fyfe, a daughter-in-law, Elaine (Dave) Cooper, Shirley (Pat) Asplund, Keith (Sue) Anderson, Diane (Ken) Linteris, Alan (Janice) Anderson, 33 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lethbridge East Stake Center, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow at the Stirling Cemetery.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home, 433 Stubb Ross Road South, Lethbridge (entrance to the airport) or on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

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

Maria Brouwers

1932 – 2019

Maria Brouwers, beloved wife of the late Augustinus (Gus) Brouwers passed away peacefully on September 21, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Maria, known to many as Corrie was born May 3, 1932 in The Hague, Netherlands to Adrian & Paulina Meijer. In December of 1952 at the age of 20, Maria immigrated to Canada to marry the love of her life. Corrie and Gus settled in Vauxhall where they raised their 3 sons. In 1974 Gus was transferred to Saskatchewan. They eventually returned to Alberta in 1987, making Lethbridge their retirement home. Maria, known to her family as Oma, loved to cook. She always ensured everyone got their favorites whenever they visited. Oma spent countless hours of knitting, not only for her grandchildren but she also made hundreds of toques that were donated to the newborns at Chinook Regional Hospital. Maria is survived by her 3 sons, Dennis (Norma), Rick (Carol) and Anthony (Deborah); grandchildren Daryl (Lindsey) Brouwers, Kelly (Brad) Sawka, Miranda (Jason) Brouwers, Jason Brouwers, Jenny Brouwers, Brett Schneider and great grandchildren, Ryder & Tess Brouwers and Quinn Sawka. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years Gus, her parents Adrian & Paulina Meijer and her siblings Riet, Jan, Piet, Wim, Thea and Antoon. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at ST. MARTHA’S PARISH, 355 Columbia Blvd West, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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

Olga Janzen

1933 – 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing from this world of Olga Janzen; wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many in the Enchant community. Although she is now with the Savior whom she dearly loved, she will be sorely missed by those she left behind.

Born in Manitoba, her parents Abe and Lydia Unger moved to Ontario when Olga was about 2 years old. Here she spent the next 43 years, and here she met her future husband Rudy Janzen. They were married on May 4, 1958, and had four sons; David, Randy, Dan and Ted.

She was pre -deceased by her eldest and youngest sons.

Olga had a deep vital faith, and a vibrant prayer life and her love and joy of the Lord were very contagious. She will be sorely missed by her husband Rudy; her 2 sons Randy and Dan; daughters in law, Cheryl, Joan, Kathy, and Carmen; six grandchildren, Jordan, Jonah, Luke, Joanna, Talen, and Hannah; her brothers, Abe, Jerry, Sam and John; two sisters, Margie, and Agatha; sisters in law, Eleanor, Elizabeth, Laura, Hilda, Linda, Lena and Mary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, too numerous to mention.

Olga was loved and made friends wherever she went. She worked for several years in a nursing home in Calgary where she received her practical nurses’ certificate. She loved cooking and spent 4 years as a cook at SA BC, and at a college in Ontario. She also spent numerous years as a volunteer cook in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Olga spent a number of years leading and teaching Bible Study. She enjoyed seeing others grow in their faith and love for the Lord.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL, 27 Centre Street, Enchant, Alberta, with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

A Private Family Graveside Service was held in the Enchant Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Olga’s name to Compassion Canada, 85 Adelaide Street South, London, Ontario, N6E 4A3.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


KENNETH ROBERT MILLER passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Lethbridge, AB surrounded by his family. We can only imagine the sweet reunion that has taken place with those who have predeceased him; his dear wife Darlene (Lash) Miller, his parents Franklin John & Ethel (Buhler) Miller, 3 siblings Deronze Miller, Leitha Leishman and Mary Jean Miller, 2 grandchildren Stace Miller and Jorden Miller.

Ken is survived by 7 children: Marvin (Bernice), Wayne (Vivian), Sharon (Ray – deceased) Mustard (Murray Doenz), Bryon (Joanne), Shannon (Neil) Reid, Neal (Edith), Allan (Patti) and sister Kristy Clark. He also leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren who will all miss him dearly.

Ken was born on November 2, 1925 in Magrath, Alberta. He was raised on the family farm where he learned the value of hard work from his parents and an appreciation of the outdoors.

On December 4, 1944 he married his sweetheart, Darlene Lash. Soon after they were married they were able to purchase the family farm where they raised their 7 children. Besides farming Ken enjoyed working as an auctioneer throughout southern Alberta. He loved gardening, cooking good food and vacationing in Maui. He has always taught and emulated the value of hard work and it brought him great joy seeing his posterity grow and succeed.

Meet the family will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 7-8 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Magrath Garden Place Chapel. A Graveside Memorial will take place at the Magrath Cemetery on Wednesday, September 25th at 11 am for family and friends who wish to attend.

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


ROBERT “BOB” GLEN SCHOOLER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Judy Schooler, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


KYOKO “KAY” SENDA, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Roy Senda, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital surrounded by her family on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the age of 95 years.

A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held at a later date.

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

SKIERKA, Joy Ann (née Brister)

Nov. 21, 1971 – Sept. 19, 2019

They say your Mother is always with you.

“She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She is the cool hand on your brow when you aren’t feeling well, she is the breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain as it lulls you to sleep, the colours of the rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She’s the place where you came from, your first love, first friend, even your first enemy. But nothing on earth can separate you. Not time… not space… not even death.”

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Joy Ann Skierka at age 47, taken away from us far too soon. Joy loved her family deeply, centering her life around her husband, Tom, and her beloved children Trentan, Shannon (Taliesen Tupper), Allison (Nav Dhaliwal), Jaclyn (Andrew Carney), and Frank. They travelled the world together, making homes in far-flung places from Abu Dhabi to Pittsburgh and from Pincher Creek to Tulsa, having incredible adventures and building memories along the way.

Joy was predeceased by her father, Robert Brister, and is survived by her husband, her five children, her mother, Nieves Brister, her mother-in-law Clara Skierka, her father-in-law Jack Skierka, as well as numerous relatives and dear friends.

Joy’s Memorial Mass will take place on Fri., Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. (958 Christie Ave, Pincher Creek)

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Centre via the Covenant Foundation. (1400 – 9 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5)

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to St. Michael’s Health Centre for their support in Joy’s final weeks.

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