October 17th, 2021

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on June 29, 2021.

Robert “Bob” Crighton

1942 – 2021

Mr. Robert “Bob” Crighton of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the age of 79 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Monday, July 5, 2021 at NORTH POP’S TAPHOUSE, 1475 St Edward Blvd N, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2P9.

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


Elizabeth “Bette” Cronkhite

1932 – 2021

Mrs. Elizabeth “Bette” Cronkhite of New Dayton/Warner, beloved wife of the late Mr. Hal Cronkhite, passed away at Fairmont Extendicare on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Hilda Dick

1927 – 2021

Ms. Hilda Dick of Lethbridge, formerly of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 94 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Gary Burke, officiating.

A Private Family Interment will follow in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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HOYTOS

LESLIE HOYTOS of Milk River, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, in the Milk River Long Term Care Centre at the age of 84 years.

Leslie was born on April 6, 1937, to Bert Sr. and Helen Hoytos at the family farm in the 1-17 district of Milk River, Alberta. He was the youngest of four children; Bert Jr., Steve, Pricilla and then Les. He was educated at the Banks View School in 1-17. After school years, he worked for local farmers before purchasing his farm southwest of Milk River in 1960. During his early years of farming, he also set up machinery for Quinn Motors in Milk River.

He married Bonnie (Lavon) Murton May 3, 1960, and welcomed his sons, Dennis and Rob. Les farmed a mixed cattle and grain operation until 2018, and he had a passion for John Deere and auction sales. In September of 2019, he moved to the Prairie Rose Lodge in Milk River, where he resided until June of 2021, and then moved into Milk River Long Term Care until his passing.

Les is survived by his sons; Dennis (Kim), of Milk River, and Rob (Barb), of Milk River; grandchildren Nicole (T.J) Howg of Coaldale, Ronald (Nicole), Jeff (Danielle), all of Lethbridge, and Brad (Bailey) of Milk River; great-grandchildren Roman, Navy, Jovan, Alyka, Finley, River, Avery and Olivia, special friends Laurence, Theresa, Nicole and Dillon Ell, and his ex-wife and mother of his children, Bonnie Lay.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 2:00 PM, in the Milk River Cemetery, with Reverend Marion Martin officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


JENNIFER ING

1979 – 2021

Jennifer Alexis Ing, beloved daughter of Ron and Diana Yoshihara passed away on June 14, 2021 at the age of 42.

Jennifer is survived by her children, Abigail and Nathan Heggie, Syprus, Alexis and Asia Ives. Siblings, Michelle Randles, Drina Yoshihara, Jennifer Robison (Jim), Russell Yoshihara (Megan) and Tiffany Holysinger and her many nieces and nephews. Jennifer was predeceased by her father Harold Ing, grandmother Olive Gruninger, aunts and uncles Dan and Arlene Gruninger, Reid Gruninger (Audrey),and Dennis Jessop (Sandra).

Jennifer was born February 25, 1979 in Lethbridge and raised in Magrath until she graduated in 1997. Her love for the fine arts refined her into the beautiful person she became. Jennifer loved singing, dancing, ballet and always performed at her best. Through her hands, Jennifer learned to play the piano and with her abilities, created many heartfelt and enjoyable moments for both friends and family.

And yet, her greatest love was becoming the mother to her five children. Being her kid’s biggest fan and supporter, Jennifer loved each of them completely and unconditionally. She taught them the importance of faith over fear and led by example, always displaying kindness to others.

When she had a moment of free time, Jennifer enjoyed a variety of hobbies including a love of fitness and was a sought after fitness trainer at “Bootcamp” with many clients vying for her ideas and abilities. Jennifer was a hard working person, who overcame many obstacles and while her life was sometimes challenging, Jennifer showed that life could also be beautiful.

Jennifer will always be known for her soft disposition, kindness of heart and for reaching out to support those struggling with similar challenges. When you think of Jennifer, celebrate the good memories you have. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.

Her presence in our lives will be sorely missed.

There will be a viewing and time for friends to meet with the family at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, on Tuesday evening, June 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Please call 403-382-3601 (during regular business hours) to book your visitation time. Thank you.

A memory box will be set up for you to please share your memories of Jennifer, and donations to help family in this difficult time.

A Private Funeral Service will be held at Christensen Salmon Funeral Home and recording will be made available after July 1, 2021.

To send a message of condolence, please visit our website

http://www.generationsfh.ca


JONES

LINDA DARLENE JONES (NEE BUNTON), beloved wife of Brian Jones, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Along with her husband of 54 years, she will be lovingly remembered by their children, Rob (Tammy), Ron (Sonja) and Kurtis (Carla) Jones and families; brother Ron (Leila) and sister Sharon (Eric) and families as well as many cherished friends.

Linda worked for many years in healthcare administration.

In her leisure time she enjoyed golfing, curling, biking and playing baseball. Linda encouraged and supported her three boys in many sports over the years but especially in their efforts playing hockey. Once grandchildren came along, she enthusiastically supported their sport adventures too.

Linda loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening and watching wildlife out at the farm.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her determination; although she was small, she was fierce, especially on behalf of her family. Whatever she did, she put her whole heart into accomplishing.

“Mom, we will love and miss you always”

A Memorial to celebrate Linda’s life will be determined at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MANDEL

EDWARD J. MANDEL, beloved husband of Katie J. Mandel, passed away at the Gold Spring Colony on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the age of 67 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at the GOLD SPRING COLONY, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. with Reverend John Wipf officiating.

Edward will be laid to rest at the Gold Spring Colony Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Marguerite Moser

1928 – 2021

Mrs. Marguerite Moser of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Fred Moser, passed away at Good Samaritans West Highlands on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the age 92 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


PEACOCK

SHIRLEY DOREEN PEACOCK, beloved wife of Charles “Del” Peacock, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

No funeral service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


REURINK

STIENA REURINK, beloved wife of the late Hank Reurink, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

A Celebration of Stiena’s Life will be held at IRON SPRINGS CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Iron Springs, AB, on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Paul Droogers officiating.

The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed on YouTube by searching “Iron Springs CRC” or using the attached link (https://www. youtube.com/channel/UCxcWvkC qYjQJ6TTdg4EgtMg)

Stiena will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Hank in Iron Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Stiena, donations may be made to Rehoboth Garden Centre & Wood Products (Box 1312, Coaldale, AB, T1M 1N1).

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Schmale, Wilhelmina

January 9, 1926 – June 25, 2021

Wilhelmina passed away peacefully on Friday, June 25, 2021

Predeceased by her first husband Henry Kobus, her second husband Gerrit Schmale and their two sons Gerrit Junior and Duane Schmale.

She is survived by her two daughters, by her first husband, Carolyn (Garry) Jordan and Gwen (Ed) Vanee. Also survived by Gwen’s children Sheryl, Brian (Brenda), Stephen (Michelle) and Danny (Desiray) and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her son Duane’s (Ava) children, Adam and Lorraine. Her sister Aleda Emmelkamp and her four daughters also survive her.

Wilhelmina dearly loved her grand and great-grandchildren and especially enjoyed their presence at her birthday gatherings. She was a talented seamstress, creating outfits for her daughters and herself, as well as for weddings, square dancing and other special occasions. Wilhelmina was a regular participant at Bible study.

A private, family celebration of Wilhelmina’s life will be held.

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.


Jeffrey “Jeff” Wamsteeker

1990 – 2021

Mr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Wamsteeker of Lethbridge, loving fiancé to Tennille Ehnes, beloved son to Pete and Charlotte Wamsteeker and amazing brother to Becca Dyck and Kaitlyn Aird, passed away surrounded by family at Peter Lougheed Medical Centre in Calgary on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the age of 31 years.

A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Burial will take place in the Royal View Cemetery.

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


NADEAN WIEBE

Nadean Wiebe (nee Peters), beloved wife of the late Wesley Wiebe, mother of Ryan Wiebe and Rynel Wickend, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor, passed away on June 27, 2021 at the Coaldale Health Centre at the age of 71, after a short battle with cancer.

At Nadean’s request, no formal funeral service or celebration of life will be held. Cremation entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Coaldale, Alberta.

To send a condolence, please

visit http://www.edensfuneralhome.com

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