By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 21, 2020.
Janina “Jean” Adamus
1924 – 2020
Janina “Jean” Adamus of Lethbridge passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the age of 96 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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Janice (Anderson) Baxter passed away peacefully in Magrath, Alberta on May 16th, 2020 at the age of 75 years. The eldest of 12 children, mother of 2, grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 4, Janice lived a life deeply devoted to her family and faith. Though born in Great Falls, Montana on October 13th, 1944, Janice spent much of her life in the farm communities of southern Alberta. She lived in Barnwell, Alberta as a child, starting classes in the little two room schoolhouse. Sometimes she would sneak onto the school bus, driven by her grandfather, Oris Long, so she could visit her grandparents farm south of Barnwell. The family soon moved to Milk River, where Janice spent the rest of her schooling and growing up years. Janice spent much of her time helping her family, tending to her siblings as much as causing mischief with them. She held a great love of nature, too. Often visiting Waterton and exploring the native prairies. After high school, Janice moved to Rosemary, Alberta to work for Woodrow and Gladys Stringham. While there she met and married Robert Baxter, they had two daughters, Mary and Sheila. While the family moved between Makepeace, Alberta and Calgary for a time, they ultimately settled down on an 82 acre farm just outside of Bassano, Alberta. Janice spent the next three decades raising her two daughters, sheep, cattle, farm dogs, an array of farm cats, and wild grandchildren. Eventually, she retired to Taber, Alberta and then to the Lethbridge area to be closer to family. She spent her final years loving her mother, her brothers and sisters, her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Janice served with her whole heart, love and devotion in her church and in each community she lived in, bringing comfort through her company and well-loved recipes. She left a great deal of love and charity in this world. Janice is survived by her mother, Evelyn (Long) Anderson of Lethbridge; her daughters, Mary (Cliff) Blackwell and Sheila Baxter; her grandchildren: Andrea Blackwell with great-grandchildren Amelia and Henry, Jessa (Mark) Bennett with great-grandchildren Reese and Graham, Benjamin Blackwell, and Daniel Blackwell; her 6 brothers and 5 sisters, and their families; and her brother-in-law, George Baxter, and his family. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Baxter; father, Robert Anderson; father-in-law, Andy Baxter; mother-in-law, Rena Baxter; and sister-in-law, Karen Baxter (George). In compliance with current restrictions due to Covid19, a family service will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at the Bassano Cemetery. In memory of Janice, if friends desire, memorial donations made directly to Harbor House Women’s Emergency Shelter, c/o YWCA Lethbridge and District, 604 – 8th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2K1.
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BURTON JAMES PARD
Burton James Pard passed away in Brocket on Thursday, May 14, 2020, on the Piikani Nation. He was 48 years old.
Only 50 participants may attend any of the following because of current restrictions regarding gatherings. The family welcomes telephone calls, cards, and emails extending condolences.
A Wake to be held at 3:00 pm at Snodgrass Funeral home, Pincher Creek on Thursday May 21. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 22, at 1:00pm Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Fr. Roy Jayamaha, Celebrant. Interment to take place at the Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.
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HANTJE “HARRY” PIEKEMA
1934 — 2020
With a broken heart, I announce the passing of HARRY PIEKEMA of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Gloria, who passed away at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Harry is survived by his loving wife Gloria of 38 years.
Harry was born on March 26, 1934 to parents Peter and Geeske (Oppenhuizen) Piekema in Sneek, Netherlands. Harry was the second born of seven children.Wanting a brighter future, with the insistence of his older brother Dick, Peter and Geeske headed to Canada in 1950 with all in tow. Like many other at that time, they got their start working the beet fields with long hours and minimal pay. Harry as a young man loved to dance; he and his three best friends would seek out all the dances in the surrounding area that they could find. Many good times were had—he talked about those often. Harry got started in business in the mid-1960s. He owned and operated Yamaha Cycle Sales and Service for nearly four decades. He was well-known to many as Yamaha Harry. During his time as a motorcycle dealer, he had the opportunity to travel near and far. Some of these places included Japan, Italy, England, Holland, USA and Canada. Harry was a very social person with a very competitive spirit. No matter what the challenge, he was out to win. Harry loved the game of golf and was a long-time member of Henderson Lake Golf Club. With the change in season, Harry had his favourite things he liked to do. Back in the day, he looked forward to going on road trips with his buddies on his venture royale. During the winter, he loved to snowmobile and ice fish. It was a surprise to some that Harry also liked to cook. He made outstanding split pea soup and cabbage rolls. Harry had many friend and they would meet over a cool one or two and discuss daily life and enjoy a few laughs. They would often be found in a game of pool or crib.
Left to mourn Harry’s passing are his four sons: Darrell (Peggy) and her children Lisa, Tammy and Michelle; Doug (Sandy) and his children Scott, Kailyn and Logan; Trevor (Christine) and their children Skylar and Tyson; and Todd (Alison) and their children Holden, Kyra, Addison and Alyssa; his brothers Otto (Leona) and John (Evelyn); his sisters Akkie VanderWall (Bert—deceased), Jean Pelletier (Ray) and Phyliss Visser (Mel); and his sister-in-law Joan Piekema (Dick—deceased).
Harry was predeceased by his parents Peter and Geeske Piekema, his brother Dick and his brother-in-law Bert VanderWall.
A Private Family Graveside Burial will be held at a date to be determined.
I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Edith Cavell Care Centre for the care Harry received during his time there.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Harry’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society: #40, 1202 – 2 Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.
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