September 27th, 2020

MONDAY, February 10, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 10, 2020.

JOHN BAKER

Oct. 5, 1935 – Feb. 7, 2020

We mourn the loss of a beloved husband to Margaret, father to Jane (Erv) and Ian (Kathy); grandfather to Greg, Stuart, Matthew, Devon and great-grandpa to Jadden, Haley and Max.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


KAMITOMO

JOHN KAMITOMO, beloved husband of the late Fusako Kamitomo, passed away on Saturday February 8, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


Lynn Lowe

1934 – 2020

Mrs. Laura Lynn Lowe of Lethbridge, beloved wife of 62 years to Mr. Gordon Lowe, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


MORRIS

GERALDINE (“GERRY”, “DEAN”) MORRIS, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 at the age of 89.

Gerry was born on May 11, 1930 in Portage la Prairie, MB to Gerald and Olive Moyse. She married Eric Joseph Morris, who was with the Canadian Armed Forces and started his service in Korea. Eric and the growing family served throughout Canada and Germany with various Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Regiments for over 45 years.

Gerry is survived by her husband, Eric, and their sons, Rick (Deborah), Grant (Marilyn), Brent (Lisa), and a number of grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Gerry was the eldest of her siblings, and she was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy, Dib and Beth, and her brother, Grant.

A Private Family Service will be held, and a Celebration of Gerry’s Life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated: http://www.alzheimer.ca/en/donate.

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


PONTAROLO, Pearl (Severtson)

July 20, 1930 – Travers, Alberta

February 6, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Pearl Pontarolo passed away in Calgary, AB on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Pearl’s obituary at http://www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

An announcement for a Celebration of Pearls’s Life will be placed at a later date.

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone 403-256-9575.


Andy Procee

1955 – 2020

Mr. Andy Procee of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Donna Procee passed away surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 64 years. Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 10:00am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen, officiating. Burial will follow in the Royal View Cemetery.

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


STEELE

WILLIAM GEORGE STEELE, beloved husband of Gillian Steele, passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

Besides his beloved wife Gillian, William is survived by his son James (Jen), daughter Caroline and six grandchildren.

A Come and Go Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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


Stewart

Maureen (Big Bull) Stewart passed away at the Pincher Creek Hospital on February 5, 2020 at the age of 82 years, with her daughter Jenny by her side.

Maureen is survived by her children: Lana, Sheldon (Amanda) and Jenny; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kelly (Kaitlyn, Autumn, Grayson, Lane, Arlo), Jane (Jordana, Drayden, Sapphira, Odin, Nova), Steven, Hope, Carleigh, Hayley, Joshua, Victoria (Daniel), Quentin, Jade (Todd) and Mariah; her adopted grandson Robyn Grier (Amanda).

Maureen is also survived by her siblings: Reverend Margaret Waterchief, Mills (Jacqueline) Big Bull, Betty Big Bull and brother-in-law Donald Striemer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the Piikani and Siksika Nations.

Maureen was predeceased by her husband Jack Stewart; her parents Willy and Jane Big Bull; sisters Violet Striemer, Kathleen Grant, Esther Provost, and Caroline Big Bull, and her brothers Wallace, Roy, Billy and Andrew Big Bull; her brothers-in-law Raymond Waterchief and Guy Provost, and her sister-in-law Beatrice Big Bull.

A prayer service will be held at the St. Paul Anglican Church on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:00am. Conducting the observation will be Maureen’s dear friend Chief Peter Strikes with A Gun and nephew William Big Bull. She will be taken to her Piikani Nation residence for the wake beginning at 3pm.

The funeral service will be held at the Piikani Nation Community Hall on Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 pm, officiated by the Reverend Margaret Waterchief, and followed by the burial service at the Brocket Cemetery. A feast honouring Maureen will succeed at the Community Hall.

The family would like to thank Mikelene Little Plume who cared for Maureen as her homecare worker, and the Doctors and nursing staff, especially Robbie, at the Pincher Creek Hospital. The family recognizes the assistance of Dr. Bev Burton, the Peigan Ambulance Crew, and the Pincher Creek EMS team for their attentive and compassionate care in her final weeks.

Snodgrass Funeral Homes has graciously assisted in funeral arrangements for the Stewart/Big Bull families.


Johanna Vossebelt (Grisnich)

1926 – 2020

It has pleased the Lord to take out of our midst our dearly beloved mother, grand, great and great-great grandmother Johanna Maria Vossebelt, beloved wife of the late Willem Vossebelt at Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte on February 7, 2020 at the age of 93 years.

She was born and raised in The Netherlands, where she married Willem Vossebelt in 1948. They raised their family in Hoofddorp until 1967 when they immigrated to Iron Springs. In 1972 the family moved to the farm north of Coaldale where she lived until May 2009, at which time she moved to the Bethesda Care Home where she was lovingly cared for until her passing.

Johanna is survived by her seven children and their spouses, John and Ann Vossebelt of Chin; Grada and Adrian de Wilde of Monarch; Bea and John Aleman of Coalhurst; Marjoke and Rev. Adrian Verhoef of St.Catharines, Ontario; Ray and Norma Vossebelt of Coaldale; Derk and Jackie Vossebelt of Coaldale; and Chris and Sya Vossebelt of Iron Springs; 49 grandchildren, 140 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters and brother in law: Mary Van Zweden of Rock Valley, Iowa; Grada Leeuwenburgh of Diamond City; Ann and John Vanden Brink of Coalhurst; sisters-in-law: Alie Grisnich, Tine Grisnich, Ank Grisnich and Gery Grisnich all of Picture Butte.

She was predeceased by her husband Willem in 1995, parents Reijer and Gerarda Grisnich; brothers and sisters and their spouses: Wim Grisnich, Alie and Kees Barendregt, Grie and Henk Vander Veen, Joe Van Zweden, infant brother Gerrit, Gerrit and Coby (Grisnich-Vander Knijff) Ray Grisnich, John Grisnich, Ted Leeuwenburgh, Gijs Grisnich, and Cor Grisnich. She was also predeceased by her parents in law Jan Willem and Berta Vossebelt; brother and sisters in-law: Nel Vossebelt, Tiny Vossebelt, Wim and Hannie Winter; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Opportunity for condolences will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE,48-90022 Rge Rd 211, Lethbridge County, Alberta.

A Funeral service will be held at 10:00am, on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE 48-90022 Rge Rd 211, Lethbridge County, Alberta with Rev. A.H. Verhoef officiating.

Interment will be in the Coaldale Community Cemetery following the service.

Those who wish may make a donation to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 0V0


Anna Zalik
1928 – 2020
Anna Zalik, beloved wife of the late Steve Zalik, passed away in Coaldale on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the age of 91 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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