January 24th, 2021

TUESDAY, October 8, 2019

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 8, 2019.

Johanna “Joan” Jamieson

1953 – 2019

Mrs. Johanna “Joan” Tryntje Jamieson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. James Jamieson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the age of 65 years. Joan was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 28, 1953. Her life’s work was in the service industry with the majority being at the Credit Union, and later the Royal Bank, where she was employed until early retirement due to illness. Joan had a passion for the outdoors and travel, whether it be on the beach, or camping in the mountains. She loved animals and was never without a pet (or 2 or 3). Most of all Joan cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She will be dearly missed. Joan is survived by her 2 sons Jason (Tanya) Hueppelsheuser and Joey (Tammy) Campbell; 2 step daughters Jacki (Ryan) Fuhrmann and Julie (Wade Colbow) Robertson; grandchildren Paige, Lainie, Ryder, Corbin, MacKenzie, Luna, Spencer, Ethan, Stephan, Lee, Wesley, Shanea, Justin, Keegan and Annika. Besides her loving husband James Jamieson, Joan is predeceased by her parents Cornelius and Anne Boonstoppel. The family wishes to express gratitude to the entire staff of Good Samaritan’s Park Meadows, as well as EMS Physicians of Family Medical Clinic and Nurses of units 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C and ER, for the exceptional care given to Joan over the last months. A special thank you is extended to 3B nurses and Dr. Cahill for ensuring Joan’s comfort in her last days. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village (Resident’s Program Fundraisers), 1511 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 1W2. 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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VICTOR KAUTZ, aged 87, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, October 3, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (known as Jay) Kautz; his son, Greg (Jean) Kautz; his daughter, Joanne Kautz-Allard (Michael Allard); three grandchildren, Lauren (Chris) Barteluk, Derek (Rachel) Kautz and Cooper Allard, and one great-grandchild, Adelyn Barteluk.

Vic was a proud RCMP Officer for 23 years and was stationed in Inuvik and throughout Alberta during his service. After retiring to Lethbridge, he pursued several other careers, including real estate and running a fabric store with Jay.

Vic enjoyed camping with his family, which often included gold-panning excursions. He liked walking through the coulees and along golf courses where many people saw him picking up lost golf balls.

He had a passion for cars and owned hundreds over the course of his life. He liked buying, fixing and selling them. He and Jay loved traveling to the mountains and enjoyed going to weekend trips across the border. He was an active member of the RCMP Veteran’s Association and the International Police Association.

At Vic’s request, no formal funeral service will be held. He will be interred in Regina in the RCMP Depot Cemetery.

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ALAN FREDERICK MACKAY, beloved husband of Evelyn MacKay, passed away peacefully at the Prairie Ridge Good Samaritans Society in Raymond, AB on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Roelina “Lena” Stotyn

1924 – 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Roelina (Lena) Stotyn announce her passing on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30am, on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1818 – 5 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Hugh Jack, officiating. A Private family graveside will be held in the Monarch/Nobleford Cemetery. Donations in Mom’s memory can be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1818 – 5 Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0W6.

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DONALD JOSEPH STURM, of Coalhurst, best friend and partner of Pat McCuaig, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the age of 73 years.

Besides his partner Pat McCuaig, he is survived by his daughter Theresa (Lance) of Lethbridge, his son Don (Janice) of Coalhurst, and his brother Dwayne (Bonnie) of Coaldale. Don is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as special nephews Jason & Shane Roth and many other nieces and nephews.

Don was predeceased by his son Rod and sister Connie.

He was a man of many talents, although he was a licensed mechanic by trade. Everyone was welcome in his home. After retirement, Don enjoyed wood working and tinkering around the house.

A Come-and-Go Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

A Private Family Interment will take place at a later date.

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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. Jelle was born in Neerlandia, Alberta on August 24, 1934, the second of seven children. He worked on the family farm for 7 years prior to heeding God’s call to pursue the ministry. During his 40 years in the ministry, he served the congregations of Grande Prairie/La Glace, AB; Smithers, BC and Lethbridge, AB. After serving the Lethbridge congregation for 29 years, he was grateful for the opportunity to retire there in 2006. Recognizing his complete dependence on God to equip him for the work of the ministry, Jelle preached the Word of the Lord faithfully with truth and conviction. His compassion, humility, sense of humour and love for the congregations he served was evident by those he ministered to. Besides his wife Henrietta of 56 years, Jelle is survived by his children Ruth (Jim) Vanden Heuvel of Lethbridge: Cody and Kyle; Thelma (Rev. James) Sawtelle of Minneapolis, MN: Joseph (Kayla), Leah (David), Nathan and Stephan; Calvin Tuininga of Lethbridge; and Brenda (Hank) Vroom of Lethbridge: Rachel, Kimberlee and Levi; his great-grandchildren William Sawtelle and Miriam Danielson; his siblings Henny, Lambert, Jim, Edith and Anke. Jelle was predeceased by his father Clarence; his mother Trientje; his brother Gordon; and his brother-in-law Bill Sinnema. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Ikuta and the staff at Legacy Lodge for the love and care shown to him over the years.

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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Rose Wilson

1938 – 2019

Mrs. Rose Wilson of Raymond, formerly of Taber and beloved wife of the late Mr. Bart Wilson, passed away at Raymond Health Care Centre on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the age of 80 years. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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