November 1st, 2020

SATURDAY, March 28, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 28, 2020.

DYKSTRA

Isaiah 40 : 31. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.

It is with great sadness and quiet relief that we announce the passing into glory of GLENN (GJALT) DYKSTRA, beloved husband of the late Mattie Dykstra, in his home at Legacy Lodge on March 20, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his children, Alice, Derrick (Connie), Betty (Wade) and Bernice (Rick); 15 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren; as well as his siblings, Peter (Nancy), Shirley and Wyke; and brother- in-law, Bill.

Along with his loving wife Mattie, Glenn was predeceased by his daughter, Dena; grandson, Peter; son-in-law, Alvin; siblings, Fenny, (Bertus) and Tina; and siblings-in-law, John, Fred, Catharinus, Annie, Grace (George), Ralph (Theresa) and Walter (Joyce).

Glenn was born in Meteren, Gelderland, Netherlands on October 12, 1934. He immigrated to Canada on his own at the age of 17. Glenn married Mattie on August 21, 1957 in Medicine Hat, AB and they remained together for 59 years until her passing.

Glenn went to school then worked as an auto body mechanic for many years. His last seven working years were spent driving school bus.

Glenn was very active in his church throughout the years. He was a man of great faith and his life was a testimony of his love for Jesus.

Glenn struggled with the effects of Parkinson’s disease and lived with physical pain but through it all, remained an Ambassador for his Savior.

We are so thankful to Legacy Lodge for all the love and care shown to our dad, especially the staff on the third floor.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, Lethbridge, AB on March 30th, 2020 with Pastor John Van Eyk officiating.

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


FELGER

ELSIE IRENE FELGER, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 100 years. Due to present circumstances concerning COVID-19, no formal services will be held at this time.

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


Mary Anne Hutton

1926 – 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of MARY ANNE HUTTON announced her passing on March 25th, 2020 at the age of 93 years. Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband Robert and daughter Diane. She will be loving remembered by her brother George, daughter Patricia, (Ralph), daughter Peggy, (Len), son Robert, (Karen), son-in-law John; grandchildren – Troy (Sandra), Andrea (Rick), Deborah (Chad), Kelly (Jason), Tim (Avril) Robyn (Myles), Brian (Ocean); great grandchildren – Haley, Quinn, Samantha, Rykker, Ethan, Colby, Tristan, Eli She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends she embraced over the years. At this time there will be no funeral arrangements due to COVID-19. There will be a Celebration of Life held at a later date. We would like to thank all the Caregivers at Legacy Lodge – North Cottage (Lethbridge) for their kindness and care given to our mother.

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LARSON

RICHARD DEAN LARSON passed away on his farm at Raymond, AB on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Raymond at the age of 85. At Richard’s request, no funeral service shall be held.

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


Chris Malone

1964 – 2020

Chris Malone beloved husband of Veronica Malone passed away unexpectedly on March 24, 2020 at the age of 55. Besides his wife Veronica, Chris is survived by his 2 daughters Jacqueline (Travis Hoyme) and Jenessa (Josh Makeiv) of Lethbridge; granddaughters Rhyan and Willow; mother Valerie Malone (Lothar Radtke) of Strathmore and two brothers Derek Malone (Kim) of Spruce Grove and Deane Malone (Danielle Petitclerc) of Strathmore as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his father Patrick Malone of Strathmore. Chris was born on October 12, 1964 to Patrick and Valerie Malone in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Their family relocated throughout Canada with Patrick and Valerie being in the Air Force. They settled in Strathmore where Chris completed school and eventually moved to Calgary. He was a meat cutter for many years with Calgary Co-Op before meeting the love of his life, Veronica. Chris and Veronica got married October 24, 1987 and had two daughters, Jacqueline and Jenessa. They moved to Lethbridge in 1993 and a short time after, Chris started his career at Totem Building Supplies where he excelled at his job for 18 years. A few years later Chris settled into a new job at AGI Nobleford and he and Veronica moved to Coalhurst. He truly loved his job and the friendships he developed over the years at AGI, and his coworkers were like family to him. Chris was a dedicated family man who spent his time with his family, his precious granddaughters and his beloved dog Bruce. He loved his motorcycle and the feeling of freedom and peace that his rides would give him. He will be remembered for his infectious smile, amazing sense of humour and his selflessness towards everyone he came in contact with. Chris’ wish was for no funeral service, instead his wish was for his friends and family to celebrate the wonderful life he had and for many smiles, laughs and memories to be shared. To those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, or to Windy City Canine Rescue, 2122 18 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 1C6.

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Bryan Clark Mandeville

August 14, 1953 – March 27, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bryan Clark Mandeville on Friday, March 27th at the Dulcina Hospice in Calgary, at the age of 66.

A celebration of Bryan’s life will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 virus.

At Bryan’s request, a Rodeo Scholarship will be established in his memory.

Forever In our Hearts, love you always Chase and Maureen.

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com

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HILDA MUNTON

It is with sadness, love and thankfulness to God that we say goodbye to our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Hilda Mollie Munton,

who passed away March 25, 2020 at the Vulcan Hospital at 95 years of age.

Hilda is survived by her children: Doug (Valerie) from Coaldale and their children: Ken (Eunice) from Calgary and their children; and Linda (Murray) Hartung from Vulcan and their children.

Due to the ongoing health concerns, the family will have a private graveside service next week and look forward to celebrating Hilda’s life and legacy in the future.

Any Memorial tributes in Hilda’s memory can be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp (SABC) c/o Jon Gartly at Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0.

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home.

Telephone 1-403-485-2633.

E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca


Maartje (Mary)

Oosterlee (Hoogwerf)

1929 – 2020

Dearly loved, Maartje (Mary) Oosterlee, age 90, passed away peacefully March 23, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB.

Mary Hoogwerf was born August 15, 1929 in Pernis, Netherlands. She married Bastiaan Oosterlee, on May 4, 1949. Six weeks later they immigrated to Canada to begin a new and very different life. In 1958 she and Bas became proud Canadian Citizens. Mary & Bas had four sons, John, Piet, Edd and Clarence, then resulting in nine grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Mary & Bas lived in Vulcan, Blackie, Longview and Pincher Creek for 43 years then moved to Lethbridge where they resided in the West Highlands seniors’ complex then onto Legacy Lodge. Mary having had 4 boys in 5 years worked very hard as a mother, homemaker and shared her time using her expert cleaning skills in several Pincher Creek homes. Mary’s passions were family, friends and baking. She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing for herself, her family and alterations for others. Mary also crocheted beautiful Afghans, slippers, dish cloths and potholders. She was famous for her embroidery, especially tablecloths. She made an abundance of cloth napkins at which time we will remember her at every meal. Mary enjoyed camping with her family and traveling around the world and being a snowbird to Mesa, Arizona for 13 years. She loved her clothes and jewelry, she always looked so beautiful.

Mary is survived by husband, Bastiaan Oosterlee, of Lethbridge, Ab, sons, Pieter (Della) Oosterlee of Lethbridge, Ab and Clarence (Dara) Oosterlee, of Calgary, Ab, nine grandchildren, Sandra (Lynsey) Young, Tina (Joe) Oosterlee-White, Debby (John) Lantican, Jodi Oosterlee, Todd (Michelle) Oosterlee, Nicholas (Jess ) Oosterlee, Kristofer (Carolyn) Oosterlee, Angela Oosterlee and Curtis Oosterlee; her 21 great grandchildren, Colton, Alex, Kyle, Rayna, Abby, Zane, Jade, Ayesha, Jared, Justin, Jude, Nia, Willow, Austin, Josh, Elizabeth, James, Isaac, Simon, Logan and Lucas one great-great grandchild, Aryia.

Mary was predeceased by, her sons, Leonard (John) Oosterlee and Bastiaan (Edward) Oosterlee, daughter-in-law Cherie Oosterlee, her parents, Leendert & Klasina Hoogwerf, her brothers, Harry & Willem Hoogwerf and sister, Elisabeth Freriks. Our Mom, Mother-in-law, Oma and friend too many, will be forever loved & missed. This is a scripture that was given to Bas & Mary for a wedding plaque that Mom always took to heart and loved:

“And behold I am with thee, And will keep thee in all places whither thou goest.” Genisis 28-15

Mary’s family would like to extend a thank you to all the Angels at Legacy Lodge for all the love and care showed to her over the years. There will be no service held at this time. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions for the late Mary Oosterlee may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society at 306, 10430, 61 Ave NW, Edmonton, Ab. T6H 2L3 or to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd W. Lethbridge, Ab. T1K 5Y8, condolences may be emailed to Martin Brother Funeral Home

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STAKER

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laura on March 12 at St. Michael’s Health Centre after a very brief stay there. Laura lost her battle with cancer but continued to be her feisty self until the end and was able to be at home until her last couple of days. Laura is survived by her loving sister Susan (Peter). She is predeceased by her parents Mary (2017) and Richard (1998); brothers Eugene (2002) and Richard (2011). For the past 7 years Laura was living in a roommate/companion home and quickly grew to be a part of the family. Laura celebrated Christmases and other holidays with the family and even had some opportunities to travel with them. Laura’s last hooray was a trip to Las Vegas in December. Laura had recently retired from ARC after being with them for 30 years. She quickly realized though that retirement could be quite boring, so she started attending the LFS Dacapo program and the LSCO adult day program. She loved art and painting and created many beautiful pieces. Laura was also an avid bowler and participated with the special Olympics doing both five and ten pin over the years. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Yamashita for her care during a difficult time and a thank you to the staff and volunteers from Laura’s programs that continued to be supportive. Due to our present circumstances, LSCO would like to have a Celebration of Life which will be held at a later date. A private family Memorial will also be held at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.

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


Gloria Tollenaar

1951 – 2020

Gloria Tollenaar of Milk River, beloved partner of Tony Solomon, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the age of 68 years. Besides her loving partner Tony, Gloria is survived by her brothers Len, Larry and Lon; sisters Bernadette and Sharon. She is predeceased by her parents Claude and Wanda and sister Karen. A private Celebration of Gloria’s Life will take place at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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GARY TOWES

In loving memory of Gary Towes who went home to Jesus on March 21, 2020.

He passed away suddenly of a stroke at the age of 65.

Throughout his entire life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him.

He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Buhler and his parents Edward and Doreen Towes.

In lieu of flowers donations will be graciously accepted at the Claresholm Pentecostal Church, Box 313, Claresholm, AB, T0L 0T0.


ROBERT JOHN TURNER

He never lost hope. He never surrendered. He gave everything he was and everything he could be. But even an army built of love and support could not save this good man from the relentless onslaught of Alzheimer’s Disease. Bob was diagnosed at age 57. Alzheimer’s shows no mercy. It never stops. It robbed him of his independence, his ability to choose, all ability to do anything for himself. But Bob never lost his ability to laugh and his engrained sense of courtesy. Almost to the end, he could still show enthusiasm for a good meal by saying “Mmm good” and “Thank-you”. But Alzheimer’s always wins and Bob finally lost his long war on March 20th, 2020.

Bob was the best travel partner anyone could ask for. A day in Waterton or Calgary was a holiday day, but a plane anywhere was fabulous! Bob fell in love with Thailand and we were lucky enough to go three times. If he disappeared, he could be found by a soup cart. He was always game for anything new. He was a terrific cook and loved entertaining friends and family with a feast – turkey dinner for 18 or big barbeque in the back yard – the more the merrier.

As much as he liked people, Bob liked all animals: would save a mouse or a spider from a bad end. But he loved cats. He and Deb shared the companionship of a few over the years and the loss of each one broke his heart. They were all precious to him but none more so than Lola, his faithful furry friend for many years.

Bob loved a cold beer on a hot day, a good bottle of red wine, a snapping game of Canasta, coaching and cursing various hockey teams from his couch and complaining about politicians of the day. A man years ahead of his time, he was dreaming of solar panels 40 years ago. And a man from times gone by, when you did everything yourself. He built six houses and renovated one old house. He could pour concrete, frame, drywall and paint. He could install windows, frame doors, build stairs and landscape. He knew that nothing came without the work. Bob was a proud member of the Construction & General Workers’ Union and worked a lot of big jobs in the province.

There have been so many wonderful, caring people who assisted us over the years by providing tremendous support to Bob: Dr Ikuta for his kindness and good care, Kelly Maguire who is a gift to people, Tina Priel who is the best health care companion ever, and the staff of the Legacy Lodge dementia cottage where Bob lived the last 16 months of his life. They are the best in their chosen fields of care and an example of what care should be for all.

To our constant friends who accepted Bob every day: Barb and Don, Chris, Sharon, Jeanne and Brian, I would never have made it without you.

Bob is mourned by his life-long love and partner Deb Rakos, his sister Jean and brother Jim. When we find our new normal in the world, family and friends will be invited to remember and celebrate the life of this good man.

In Bob’s memory, any donations to the Last Chance Cat Ranch in Bob’s memory are appreciated.

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


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