January 22nd, 2021

MONDAY, October 7, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 7, 2019.


ARTHUR DOUGLAS CHRISMAS, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2019 in Cardston, AB at the age of 67 years. Arthur Douglas Chrismas was known by those close to him as Doug. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but he raised his family in Alberta. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Star Chrismas, and five children, Anthony Chrismas (Patricia), David Chrismas (Adriana), Scott Chrismas, Karen Thomas (Dwayne), and Heather Campbell (Doug). He is also survived by his brother Robert (Bob) Chrismas (Barb), sister Debra Simmons (Charlie), and mother, Violet Chrismas. He is survived by eight grandchildren (Joshuah Chrismas, Megan Chrismas, Christina Chrismas, Maddison Thomas, Preston Thomas, Donald Campbell, Taylor Campbell, Daniel Campbell, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his Father Douglas George Chrismas.

Doug was dedicated to his family and worked hard to provide for them. He served 11 years in the Canadian military. He served with the PPCLI, Service Battalion, and served in Lahr West Germany with the CALM group within the Canadian Air force. He then served 27 years with the Calgary police force and retired as a Senior Constable First Class. After retirement, he devoted many years in helping residential school survivors. Doug felt a moral obligation to help others and devoted his life to that work.

Doug considered himself a modern renaissance man. He had a passion for painting, especially mountains. He loved good music, with a particular fondness for the Beatles. Doug was also an amateur historian, with a focus on 20th century war history. He has collected countless books and movies to quench his thirst for knowledge.

He was a deeply spiritual man, and at a young age felt a particularly close relationship to his Father in Heaven. As an adult, while serving in Germany, he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His testimony of his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ never left him.

Doug left behind of legacy of love and service that is felt by all those that have associated with him. The world is better for having him, and he will be dearly missed.

For those who want to be a part of Doug’s legacy of service, they can donate to the Calgary Police Foundation. Mail Code #987 5111-47th Street NE Calgary, AB T3J 3R2. The Calgary Police Foundation has donated money to countless services, including the Victim Assistance Unit, which Doug served in.

The family would like to express deep gratitude towards all the doctors and medical professionals at the Lethbridge Cancer Center, the Cardston Hospital, the Cardston Clinic, and CBI Home Health, for the care they provided for Doug during his illness.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cardston Alberta West Stake Center, (846 1st Ave W Cardston, AB) on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may meet the family at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Leavitt Cemetery.

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

Joan Jamieson

1953 – 2019

Mrs. Joan Jamieson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jim Jamieson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the age of 65 years.

A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at 2:00pm, on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Lois Punton, officiating.

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MICHAEL WALTER OSTOLTE, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 56 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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G. DONALD SCHMIDT, beloved husband of Esther Schmidt, passed away peacefully at the Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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RAYMOND “SKINNY” THIELEN, beloved husband of Ann Thielen, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

Besides his loving wife Ann, Ray is survived by his three daughters: Peggy (Keith) Losey, Teri (Greg) Trump and Lisa (William) Balog; eleven grandchildren, Meagan (Ryan) Schellenberg, Marie Losey (Scott Hacker), Melanie (Kevin) Rasmussen, Brett (Vicki) Losey, Cole (Ashlyn) Balog, Mitchell (Jillian) Losey, Whitney Balog (Alexi Kubeczak), Blair Balog, Shane Trump (Jen Jumali), Savannah Trump (Sean Ward) and Logan Trump (Gia Beaver-Crone); and eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his baby sister Gladys Strilchuk, mother-in-law Kathleen “Peggy” Douglas and sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy “Dot” Thielen, Alan (Emily) Douglas, Melvin (Janice) Douglas, Doreen (Mike) Wollersheim as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his parents George and Katie Thielen, siblings Violet, Robert, Roy and Gordon Thielen and father-in-law Roy Douglas.

Ray was born at home in the Allerston farmhouse on July 9, 1929, the third son of George and Katie Thielen. Ray was raised on the farm with his three brothers and two sisters. He started grade one in 1936 at the Melfort School and completed his education at the Masinasin School. Ray was a farmer and farmed with his dad and brothers. For many years, he supplemented his income working for Mike Angyal at Angyal’s Electric. In 1958, Ray married Ann Douglas. In ’59, ’60 and ’62, they were blessed with three daughters, Peggy, Teri and Lisa. In 1963, Ray and Ann purchased the Nyle St. Peter farm and moved their family there.

In the early ’70’s, Ray became the manager of the Border Seed Cleaning Coop and worked there for 25 years. After retirement in October of 1999, Ray and Ann sold the farm and moved to town where they have resided until Ray’s passing.

A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 Main Street N.W., Milk River, AB, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:30 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

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Rev. Jelle (Joe) Tuininga

August 24, 1934

  • October 5, 2019

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”

(Psalm 116:15)

In his infinite wisdom, God called Rev. Jelle (Joe) Tuininga home to glory on October 5, 2019 at the age of 85 after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 – 40 Avenue N. Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mid-America Reformed Seminary http://www.midamerica.edu/.

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