January 17th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 2, 2020.

1996 – DANIEL J ENTZ – 2020

Daniel J Entz, beloved husband of Pauline T Entz, of Starbrite Colony of Foremost passed away on August 31, 2020 at the age of 23 years. Daniel is survived by his wife, Pauline; his daughter, Marilyn; his parents, John and Margaret Entz; as well as numerous relatives and friends. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Starbrite Colony with Sam Entz officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Starbrite Hutterite Colony Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Daniel Entz. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1Z5.


Don’t Tie His Shoes – Katai’nao’si

On August 28th, 2020 our family and friends lost a humble cowboy, JOHNNY DAY RIDER SR.

A wake and Funeral Service will be held at dad’s home in Farm 4. The Wake service will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. and continue all night. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. Johnny Sr. will be laid to rest at the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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Jean Hammon

1921 – 2020

Mrs. Jeanette “Jean” Hammon of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerry Hammon, passed away at Adaptacare, on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at the age of 98 years.

For 30 years we would say “See you tomorrow Mom” and for 30 years the reply would be “If I’m still here.” She’s not here anymore. After a long life filled with family, music, friends, knitting, books and cards Jean took her final Journey.

Born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan and raised in Lethbridge, Jean was the eldest child of Archie and Etta Johnston followed by Dorothy, Boyne, Bill, Dick and Tim. Her love of music began the day she was born, Archie playing the fiddle with Jean on the piano, always adding her special flair to each piece! Gifted with an exceptional ear Jean was able to play the piano by the age of 5. If there was a piano in her line of sight she was unable to walk by it without playing it. She didn’t stop until hearing loss took her beloved music away from her.

She was an exceptional knitter and continued knitting until her last day, even though glaucoma stole much of her eyesight.

Jean was a school teacher. She loved her students and they loved her! She met her husband Jerry Hammon while teaching in Turin and they married and had 3 children; Jennifer Morrison, Bill Hammon (Deb Quintin) and Denise Hammon (Bill Sokol) and subsequently grandchildren Rebel Morrison (Bob Kuntz), Rebecca Baunton, Jodi Sutherland (Leif), Jessica Leong (Oliver), Matthew Tuttle and Jordan Eliuk. Then came the great grandchildren, Ash, Grace, Texas, Olivia, Luke, Xander and Charlotte, whom she loved more than life itself. Jean was also a kind and caring aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Not only was Jean a Teacher, but also a farmer’s wife and life was full. The “farm” became the place where all the family would congregate. Most Sundays the ‘city’ family would join us on the farm and music, laughter, food and cards would be enjoyed! Jean always had a huge meal prepared and if it wasn’t shared with family it would be enjoyed with the Paskals, our close family friends. Alice and Mike Paskal, Jean and Jerry became the best of friends and shared many Sundays and holidays together. Jean and Alice still cherished friends after 70 years.

At 98 years, Jean encountered much loss. Her parents, Archie and Etta Johnston, her husband Jerry, brothers Dick, Bill, son in law Richard (Tex), and one week before her death, her sister Boyne.

After the farm was sold, Jean returned to Lethbridge and enjoyed meeting new friends during her time at Waterton Village and spending hours at the keyboard accompanying the Golden Mile Singers. Wednesday mornings she could be found at Crazy Cakes folding boxes for Thursdays Spudnuts. Later she moved to BlackRock Manor and she and Alice were once again able to share meals. Adaptacare was her final home and she reveled in learning about her care givers, their culture and traditions. We are very grateful for the loving care with which they bestowed upon her.

At Jean’s request there will be no funeral, but a party at a later date. And the last words from Jean “Don’t be sad that I’m gone. Be glad that I was here.”

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to school lunch programs or plant a tree for Jean.

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MURRAY DENNIS LUMLEY, beloved husband of the late Lenora Lumley, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Iris (Pat) Archibald; his sons, Don (Marni), Dale (Betty), Dean (Valerie), Lawrence (Renee) and Darrell (Robin) Lumley; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; his sister Myrna (Slim) Clements; brothers, Don, Lorne, Ken and Joe (Jean) as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Along with his wife Lenora, dad was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Doreen Lumley and brothers, Bill, Alan and Barry.

Dad was born on August 31, 1929 in Riverhurst, Sask. In 1947 the family moved to the Lethbridge area and dad worked whatever jobs he could find from an early age. He worked on farms, drove dynamite trucks and did warehouse work at Western Canada Hardware and Explosives Ltd., was a stock handler for Lethbridge Stockyards and then a Commissionaire, to name a few. He was forced to quit work in his early 40s because of health problems resulting in many surgeries over the years.

Dad married Lenora, the love of his life, on December 27, 1952 and just before he shipped overseas to Korea. He came home after serving 14 months and became a dedicated member of the Korea Veterans Association.

Dad loved to garden and was extremely proud of everything he grew. He was a good mechanic and could fix almost anything with an engine. Dad was also an excellent carpenter. In 1965 he moved the family to a small acreage in the Coalhurst area where he raised some livestock and grew his bountiful garden. Dad was a lifetime member of and kept busy with the Hilltoppers Gymkhana Club. He had a deep baritone voice and could often be heard singing or whistling while milking the cows. Dad loved to fish, hunt and camp and had many great trips with his family and friends. He was also an avid cribbage player and always enjoyed a good game or two. He usually won and quite often “skunked” his opponents.

Our family would like to thank the caregivers from Lethbridge Family Services, the Coalhurst Firefighters and the Lethbridge Ambulance Service for all the great care dad received. Also thank you to Dr. Michael Cunningham for his skilled compassion and support for the past few years.

A Come and Go Reception to celebrate dad’s life will be held at the LUMLEY FARM, on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. in one of the areas he took the most pride in – “Dad’s Camp Kitchen”.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Murray, please consider a donation to STARS (Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7).

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Pauline Muller, of Picture Butte, beloved wife of the late Joseph Muller passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 100 years.

Pauline is survived by her son Martin Miller, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Besides her loving husband Joseph, Pauline was predeceased by her 2 daughters, Helen and Kathy and daughter in law Diane.

Pauline lived a simple life and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Viewing will be available the hour prior to the Funeral Mass at ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Ave, Picture Butte, Alberta on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:00am with Rev. Ian Gagne, celebrant.

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


Melva Seibert, June 4, 1919 – August 30, 2020. She is survived by her daughters; Geraldine Field and Beulah Joevenazzo (Ron).

As per Melva’s request, no services will be held.

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Kiyoko Shimozawa

1941 – 2020

Mrs. Kiyoko Shimozawa of Taber, beloved wife of Mr. Hisashi “Slim” Shimozawa, passed away at Taber Continuing Care on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Mom had medical struggles the last several years, and we take solace in knowing she passed away comfortably and peacefully.

Besides her husband Slim, Mom is survived by her son Trent (Merina), daughter Lisa, granddaughter Chrystal (Rick) and great grands Loki and Clio. Also left with loving memories are her brothers and sisters and family in Japan, Shimozawa in-laws, and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Mom was born in Yonago, Tottori in Japan on November 16, 1941, she met and married dad and moved to Canada in 1967. They lived in Rainier, Barnwell, and then to Taber, where she resided until her passing. During her time in Taber, she worked in housekeeping at the Heritage Inn for many years.

She enjoyed looking after her home, and spent a great deal of time gardening – Mom in charge of the flower section, and Dad the vegetable side. In her youth in Japan, she was an avid tennis player, and some of her other interests included crocheting, puzzles, and origami. She also enjoyed being surrounded by her furry grandkids – dogs and cats, past and present.

We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to all the medical staff we have met over the years to help Mom with her care. Her last year and a bit was spent at Taber Continuing Care, at which we know she received the best care we could have possibly hoped for – you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

You can rest easy now Mom, you are no longer in pain

– it’s okay, we will look after Dad.

– Trent and Lisa

Mom will be honoured at a private service on Thursday, September 3, 2020. For those who wish, donations in her name may be made to the Taber and District Health Foundation, 4326 – 50 Avenue, Taber, AB T1G 1N9, or tdhf.ca.

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Dirkje Van Schothorst

1932 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that the Lord has suddenly taken from our midst, my dearly beloved wife, our caring mother, and loving grandmother, Dirkje Van Schothorst-Van Middendorp. She passed away at the Chinook Regional hospital on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 88.

Dirkje was born in Barneveld, The Netherlands on January 25, 1932. She immigrated to Canada in 1978 with her husband, Hendrik, and their 12 children to settle in the Lethbridge area.

She is survived by her husband and their children: John (Ann), Evert (Kathy), Gerard (Denise), Peter (Brenda), Harry (Marieke), Jake (Natalie), Corina Ringelberg (Kees), Marja, Trudy van de Kraats (Art), Liz, Aalbert, Everhard, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dirkje is also survived by her brother, Jacob van Middendorp, sisters Liesbeth Van de Bruinhorst, Eesje ter Keurst and Mary Foelkel.

She was predeceased by her parents, Evert & Petertje Van Middendorp-Van t’ Foort as well as her in laws Jan & Geertruida Van Schothorst-Ter Maarten, Jan ter Keurst, Evert Van de Bruinhorst, Otto Foelkel and Bep Van Middendorp-den Braber.

She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Due to COVID restrictions, we ask those who wish to offer their condolences in person to text or call Liz Potter at 403-993-4269.

An opportunity to extend Condolences will be held at 7:00 pm Wednesday September 2, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE 90022 Range Rd 211, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A private Funeral Service (by invite only) will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF LETHBRIDGE, 90022 Range Rd 211, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating.

Interment will follow at Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge Alberta.

For those who wish to listen to the service via audio stream, please do so by going to nrclethbridge.com.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden death of our daughter, mother, sister and aunt. Anita Dawn Vielle Robinson passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 in Lethbridge, AB.

Anita is survived by her children: daughters, April (Austin), Kenisha Vielle, Skylar Vielle; sons: Austin Vielle Flynn, Cylus Vielle Flynn, Angus Vielle Flynn, Donovan Flynn, Jaylen Vielle, Avrian Rowan Vielle; her mother: Marlice Andrew Black Plume; father: Norman Robinson Sr. of Yakima, Washington; brothers: Marcus (Prisella) Vielle, Sonny (Tina) Vielle, Edward Robinson of Toppinish, Washington, Norman Robinson Jr. of Toppinish, Washington; sister: Cynthia Ann Robinson of Yakima, Washington; Uncle Martin (Elizabeth Vielle); Great Uncle: Donald Big Swallow, Charlie (Betty) Crow Chief, Willard Lewis of Toppinish, Washington; Aunts, Elsie Christien of Seattle, Washington, Janet Vielle of Vancouver, BC, Joesphine Vielle.

Anita was predeceased by her grandparents: Albert & Paula Vielle, Charlie & Paullette Robinson, her two infant babies, her sister: Marshalle Vielle; brothers, Mervin Vielle, Burton Lee Robinson; uncles Herman Vielle and Morris Vielle; aunts Alberta Vielle, Jackie Vielle, Rita Vielle, Doreen Vielle, and Pearl Lewis.

Anita went to Stand Off Day School and Fort Macleod G.R. Davis School, and continued her education at St. Francis High School in Lethbridge, AB.

Anita loved art, coloring, drawing, and painting winning 1st prize at school for her work. She loved playing basketball, especially with her brothers. She was the youngest to win the Marathon Run in Stand Off. She liked to listen to music, especially The Doors, Bob Seger and Ozzy Osbourne. Anita adored her nieces and nephews. She would often talk about her children, and how much she loved them and missed them. Her children were her everything, each one of them meant the world to her. She had such a caring heart with friends all over, she was kind to everyone she met, buying food for them if they were in need.

Vigil Rites will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge. The Wake Service will follow from 8:00-11:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, 604-13 Street North, Lethbridge, with Fr. Derek Remus, celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off.

First she was a daughter

Then she was a sister;

She became an aunt and as time went on she became a mother

She was many rays to our sunshine.

That laugh, that smile,

Could light up any room,

But her presence alone

Could lighten up anyone’s mood.

She will for ever be missed.

Love, Corie, Lynn

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JOHN WICKSTROM passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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