January 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 29, 2020.


It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of ANNA “JEAN” ARMSTRONG, beloved wife of Dave Armstrong. Jean passed away peacefully in her home at Blue Sky Lodge on Monday July 27, 2020 at the age of 78.

Jean was a loving mom to David (Rita) Armstrong (Mike and Brad and families) and Lori (Allen) Beazer and grandma to Falynn Beazer (Ryan) and Dylen Beazer, and great-grandchildren Brysen and Lyla Jean. She also leaves her faithful fur baby Kayta.

She is also survived by her twin sister Joan Rudd, brother Jim (Sandra) Tremmel, sister Lousie (Gerald) Davison and brother Allan (Shauna) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jean was born May 4th, 1942 in Stettler, AB to Vic and Marie Tremmel. Jean met Dave on a blind date in 1959 and they were married on her birthday, May 4th 1963. They moved to Coaldale in 1968 where they raised their two children and Jean began her career in home and auto insurance.

Jean was a devout Catholic. She went to church each week and warmed the same seat in the back row on the right side of the church until her health deteriorated and COVID-19. She will be remembered for kindness to others. Other interests included golfing, softball and she was a member of the Kinettes for many years. After she retired, she completed several quilts for family and friends. She enjoyed quilting retreats especially the one at Buffalo Lake organized by a dear friend, Harriette Hudson.

In her failing years “momma Jean” and Rita grew a very special bond as she assisted mom with her daily routines and appointments.

Jean was a special lady who will be forever remembered and missed!

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM with Father Ian Gagne officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. AMBROSE PARISH, 1513 – 23 Ave., Coaldale, AB on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Father Ian Gagne celebrating.

Attendance for the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be by RSVP only and arranged by contacting Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Those who are not able to attend will be able to watch a livestream via Jean’s online obituary.

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


With deep sadness we announce the passing of Keaton Price Baker at the age of 22. Keaton passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020, family at his side.

His mom, Shiloh Baker and his brothers Jaxon and Tanner will miss him dearly. Special thanks to the Sabas and Olsen family who have been very supportive and loved him over the years.

Funeral services to be announced.

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

Dawn Boras

1975 – 2020

Dawn Georgine Boras, beloved daughter of Debra Boras and the late George Boras, passed away peacefully at the Fort Macleod Hospital on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the age of 44 years.

Dawn was born in Lethbridge on August 21, 1975. She will always be known for her smile and facial expressions.

Dawn is survived by her mom, Deb Boras and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and caregivers.

She was predeceased by her father, George Boras, sister, Gail Ragsdale-Boras and her paternal and maternal grandparents (Boras and Graham).

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY in Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Joanne Parnham, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Dawn’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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Colin Coutts

1952 – 2020

Mr. Colin Coutts of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary O’Connor Coutts, passed away at home on July 23, 2020 at the age of 68 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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Alexa Louise Gregg (Schrag)

1971 – 2020

Alexa passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to Patient Care, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (www.alberta cancer.ca/donate) or Wellspring Calgary (www.wellspring calgary.ca/donate/) A private family gathering will be announced at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website http://www.fostersgardenchapel.net.



Telephone: 403-297-0888

Charles Edgar Innis

1929 – 2020

Mr. Charles Edgar Innis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Kay Innis, passed away at St. Michaels Health Centre on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Due to Alberta Health’s gathering restrictions, a private Memorial Service will be held in Charles’s honor at a later date.

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Stjefan “Steve” Kain

1933 – 2020

Stjefan (Steve) Kain husband of Nada Kain passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24th at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, at the age of 86 years.

Stjefan was born in Jaskovo, Karlovac, Croatia on September 13, 1933 to Stevo and Ljuba Kain. Besides his wife, Steve is survived by his children Jean (Tracy) Schnarr, Danny Kain, Kenny (Mandy) Kain and his grandchildren, Jordan (Courtney) Schnarr, Declan Kain, Carter, Keaton and Harlow Kain.

Steve grew up and worked on the family farm until he joined the army at the age of 19 where he became a border guard and served for two years. Steve wanted to find a better life and was determined to escape the communist country of Yugoslavia and eventually settle in Canada. He and a few friends sneaked across the border into Germany in the middle of the night when the German guards were doing their shift change. He spent a year in Germany working on a farm in hopes of getting to Canada, and with the help of a church was granted permission in 1958. He arrived in Regina, Saskatchewan where he began working in the construction trade and began his career of becoming a painter.

Steve worked hard and saved up his money in order to be able to bring his girlfriend Nada to Canada in 1963. They were married and lived in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan until 1969 when they moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. He began the company of OK Painting and Decorating and later also secured his contractor’s license. After many successful years and long hours of hard work dad retired in 1988.

On many a day you could find dad walking around the neighborhood or at the local Tim Horton’s. He loved to walk, and he loved his coffee. Dad enjoyed watching his sports and most of all his time with family.

Dad was predeceased by his parents, brothers Joza and Iva and sister Katica. He is survived by his brothers Mirko (Kathy) Kain of Lethbridge, Mike (Seka) Kain in Ontario, Blaz (Danica) Kain in Sweden, sisters Ankitca of Croatia and Maritza of Australia.

We would like to thank the many nurses and Dr’s Thibodeau and Saleh for the care that they took in looking after dad during his stay. The extra measures they went to and always taking the time to keep us informed.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge.

Due to the restrictions in place from the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Funeral Services are now limited to 100 attendees. Including family and Funeral Home Staff.

To honour Steve, we ask that instead of sending flowers please donate to the Diabetes Association, 8602 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1.

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Pieter Meliefste

1927 – 2020

Mr. Pieter Meliefste of Langley, BC, beloved husband of the late Cornelia Meliefste, passed away peacefully from this earth to be with his heavenly Father on July 24, 2020, at the age of 92 after a short stay in the Langley Memorial Hospital.

Born in Middelburg, the Netherlands, Pieter immigrated to Canada with his young bride, Cornelia, in 1951. They made their home in the Lethbridge and Coaldale area, and raised their six children there.

Pieter was an involved member of his church, school, and broader community. He served as an elder in his church for many years, sat on the local Christian school board, was a member of the Coaldale town council as well as the Barons-Eureka Health Unit.

Pieter is survived by his six children—Corny, Inga, Francis, Gerald, Linda, and Frank—by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as two sisters and a brother in the Netherlands.

A Memorial Service was held for Pieter on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church; Pastor Doug Vandeburgt officiated.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Friday, July 31, 2020 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY in Lethbridge, AB.

Contact address: Inga Van Popta; 21870 – 52 Ave; Langley, BC V2Y 2M7.

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With a heavy heart we announce the passing of BEN REIMER, beloved husband to his bride of almost 50 years, Karen Reimer, at Chinook Regional Hospital on July 17, 2020 at the age of 77.

A Celebration of Ben’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S., Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be invite-only; however, those who are unable to attend may watch a livestream via his obituary on Cornerstone’s website.

Ben will be laid peacefully to rest during a private ceremony in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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James Allen Vogel

June 30, 1957 – July 23, 2020

Heaven has another Angel

Mr. James Allen Vogel of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

Jim was a quiet gentle soul and our hearts are broken due to his sudden passing. Jim passed away from a heart attack, sitting in his favorite chair. He will be sadly missed by his sister, Deb Terpstra; mother, Elaine Schulz; Dad, Ed Vogel (Lena); 3 stepsisters; 3 stepbrothers, family & friends.

Due to Covid, there will be no service. Jim’s ashes will be interred in Linden, Alberta.

Our family chain is

broken and nothing

Seems the same…

but as God calls us

One by One,

the chain will link again


We love you and you will be missed!

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