October 26th, 2020

TUESDAY, September 22, 2020


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on September 22, 2020.

KATHLEEN ANN BETTS

Born February 15, 1933

– Lethbridge, AB.

Died March 28, 2020

– Vernon, B.C.

Trained as a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, worked in Taber. Moved to Ventura, California with Marian Jorgenson of Turin and Coleen Murray of Warner. Moved to Italy as a school nurse, came home and worked at Milk River until her accident. Went to BC University and trained as a Social Worker in Vernon.

Survived by brothers Jim (Helen), Ed (Gloria), sister Margaret. Deceased by her parents Katie and Clarence Betts, brother in law Vince and sister Mary.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM, at the Coutts Cemetery with Father Salvador Ahumada. COVID-19 restrictions in place. PLEASE NOTE FUNERAL SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED


BULLSHIELDS

Veronica Bullshields passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 62 years.

A Viewing will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home on Friday, September 25th at noon. Interment in the White Quills family Cemetery, Blood Reserve. (Due to Covid 19 social distancing and masks will be effect)

To WATCH the service Online or to send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


DAY RIDER

DOROTHY MAE DAY RIDER “Pookahkoyinnimaki” (Little Pipe Woman), beloved wife of Leonard Day Rider, passed away suddenly on her birthday at the Cardston Health Centre, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 66 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


de KREEK

DICK de KREEK, beloved husband of Yolanda de Kreek, passed away suddenly at home, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 63 years.

Besides his loving wife, Dick is survived by his sons, Kevin (Lindsey) de Kreek of Coalhurst and David (Chrissy) de Kreek of Lethbridge and three grandchildren, Summer, Aislynn and Tyson. He is also survived by his mother Jean, three sisters, Mary (Bryon) Harbers, Terry (Merv) Cradduck and Sharon (Dwayne) Beaton, mother-in-law Truus de Goede, sister-in-law Irene (Lorne) Edwards and brother-in-law Ray (Anita) de Goede as well as several nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dick was born September 27, 1956 in Lethbridge, and was raised and educated in Coalhurst and Nobleford. He met Yolanda and they were married in 1978. Dick began his employment as a drywaller, but his true passion was farming with his father and then his sons.

He had a close bond with his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. Dick cherished the many adventures he had with his family and he will be sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

A Funeral Service will be held at NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Avenue, Nobleford, AB, on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Lanting officiating.

A Private Family Graveside will precede the Funeral at the Nobleford Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Attendance and seating will be limited to 90 guests for the Visitation and 130 for the Funeral Service. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

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


FATH

SHARON FATH: daughter, sister, wife, mother. Born in California to Helen & Max Billeck, she moved to Canada in the 70s where she met her husband, Wayne. Sharon lived in various locations across western Canada and made friendships that have endured to this day. They went on to have two kids: Matthew and Andrew. She passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. She was a truly angelic spirit that sadly was set free.

A Celebration of Sharon’s Life will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Dr. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Breast Cancer Society at http://www.bcsc.ca/donate.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GRAINGER

MONICA ANNE GRAINGER, beloved wife of the late Alfred Grainger, passed away peacefully at the Cedar Creek Adaptacare with family at her side on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LLOYD

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to GRACE LLOYD, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Grace passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 following her brave battle with cancer at the age of 77 years.

She now joins her husband, Ralph Lloyd and her daughter, Karen McNeely in the afterlife. She will lovingly be remembered by her daughters; Colleen (Marty) Vredegoor and Patsy (Lucky) Van Ryn, grandchildren; Mandie (Shane) Vredegoor, Jordan (Caley) Reid & Melissa (Taylor) Bilodeau, great-granddaughters; Hadley & Brynlee Bilodeau, future grandson; Deklen Bilodeau, sisters; Sandra Fisher, Cecelia (Gary) Harmon & Cheryll (Myles) Ockerman and close friends; Joan Townsend & Stella Lewis.

Grace was predeceased by her parents Grace & Frank Rodinyak and her brother-in-law, David Lloyd, as well as her mother & father-in-law Floyd & Marion Lloyd.

Grace was an avid lover of Elvis Presley, a fiercely competitive bingo participant, a computer whiz you could always rely on for tech-support and a skilled Nintendo player. She enjoyed camping, card games and word puzzles. Her favorite hobby was assembling photo albums to commemorate important moments in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving matriarch who, no matter how old her grandchildren became, would gift them with oversized Christmas socks the length of their legs; a metaphor for the depth of her love. While she may not have had much, what she did have, she shared. She will be greatly missed and always remain in our hearts.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2828 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM with Travis Zentner officiating. Interment entrusted to Cornerstone. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone. Seating will be limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed by Live-Stream under Grace’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre; 960 19th St S, Lethbridge AB T1J-1W5.

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


Robert McMurren

1924 – 2020

Mr. Robert McMurren of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Beatrice McMurren, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 96 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


Eda Scroggie

1931 – 2020

Mrs. Eda Scroggie of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Gordon Scroggie, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


THOMPSON

DONNA THOMPSON, beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Thompson, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


TOLLEY

MARIAN TOLLEY, of Lethbridge, passed away at Park Meadows Good Samaritans on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the age of 86 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


VERLAECKT

THERESA KIMELA GAY VERLAECKT (KIM), loving wife of Jack, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020 at the Raymond Health Center after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Kim was born in Moosomin on October 28, 1954 and was raised on the family farm south of Moosomin with her four sisters and one brother. She was a free spirit growing up and generally in a bit of trouble for breaking the curfew rules. She graduated from Maryfield High School in 1972 and after a few attempts at different careers settled for a career as a dental assistant.

In 1978, Kim moved to Lethbridge where she met the love of her life, Jack, and they were married in 1982. They raised their three sons, Travis, Jan and Matthew in Lethbridge. Kim was always a tough task master with her sons but was fiercely protective of her boys regardless of how much trouble they were in, which was often. Eventually Travis moved to Vancouver and Jan moved to Jasper while Matthew stayed in Lethbridge. Kim generally talked to each of them every day and loved to hear about Travis’s latest adventure, Jan’s work challenges and Matthew’s gardening.

Kim and Jack enjoyed travelling and over the years spent time in Mexico, Philippines, Europe and a recent cruise to Alaska. Perhaps Kim’s greatest joy was her little cabin in the woods of White Bear Lake in Saskatchewan. Kim and Jack would spend a great deal of the summer there and Kim started the family tradition of Christmas in July with all her siblings at the lake.

Kim had five siblings and she loved to spend time with them on their farms, at the lake or travelling with them to various places. She also had many friends not just in Lethbridge but across the country that she kept in close touch with. One of her favorite pastimes was Thrift Store shopping with her friend Nancy on Saturday mornings. She loved to entertain her many friends in Lethbridge and her Christmas appetizer parties became legendary.

One of Kim’s greatest passions was her horses. She loved to spend time caring for them, grooming them and riding; this was her relaxation time. She was very soft hearted when it came to animals and was always taking in a stray whether it was stray horses or stray dogs. She also loved her work and her friends at Dr. Rick Harder’s Endodontics. She “officially” retired three times but continued to go into work anytime they call on her.

Kim is survived by her husband Jack and sons Travis, Jan and Matthew as well as siblings Pam (Jeff), Shelley (Murray), Mark (Wanda), Laurie (Tim), Sherry and many nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her parents Mike and Berniece and her nephew Shea.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 St. S, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Seating is limited to 90 guests. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

After the service, Kim will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery. A Reception will follow at NORLAND HISTORIC ESTATE, 5801 – 1 Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB at 2:00 PM.

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


Anthony “Tony” Wojtowicz

1928 – 2020

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Wojtowicz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Florentina “Tina” Wojtowicz, passed away at Legacy Lodge Care Home on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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

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