June 24th, 2024

SATURDAY, July 10, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 10, 2021.


JOE ADAMUV passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at the age of 78 years.

Joe farmed for most of his life in the Coaldale area. After retiring from the farm, he worked for many years at The Bay in Lethbridge.

He leaves behind his family, a very special friend Jim (JD) Stickel, many co-workers and his coffee friends.

As per Joe’s request, there will be no service.

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It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of a loving son, nephew, cousin and friend Mr. PETER BULL SHIELDS from Lethbridge, Alberta who passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, July 2, 2021 at the age of 40 years. Peter is survived by his loving father Jordan Thomas Gambler and predeceased by his loving mother Lorraine Bull Shields and brother Jordan Bull Shields. A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston from 9:00 – 11:00 am with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB.

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Barbara Lois Craig

1935 – 2021

The family of Barbara Lois Craig of Lacombe, Alberta, beloved wife of the late James Craig, is saddened to announce her passing at Chinook Regional Hospital on June 6, 2021 at the age of 85.

Barb is survived by her son Ken (Sandy), daughter Sheree (Rick), and son Steve (Diane), 7 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Barb was predeceased by her parents Henry and Irinda Howe, sisters Loreen and Doreen, and son Brian.

Barb and Jim spent their early married life going town to town, building Alberta’s roads before settling in Calgary in 1965. After raising her children and working 10 years at the Foothills Hospital, Barb and Jim retired to the family farm near Alix and enjoyed a decade raising pets and pretending to be farmers. From there, Barb moved back to Lacombe where she met many great friends and enjoyed condo life.

Barb loved to travel with Jim and found beauty and embraced culture wherever she landed. One of Barb’s most memorable trips came when she was in her 70’s and recently widowed. Since Nunavut was the only territory or province she hadn’t visited, she hopped a cargo plane to Iqaluit to meet the people of the north.

A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Therese Villa for their care of Barb. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Therese Villa for recreational services to improve the lives of residents.

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Landon Crow Chief of Stand Off, passed away peacefully, on July 6, 2021 at the age of 22 years.

A Family Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB, followed by a Wake Service at Troy Sweet Grass’s Residence in Farm 4 From 7:00 P.M. till 11:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Troy Sweet Grass’s Residence in Farm 4, followed by an interment at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

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

Gerrit Donkersgoed

1927 – 2021

Gerrit Donkersgoed of Coaldale, beloved husband of the late Johanna Donkersgoed, passed away suddenly on July 7, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Gerrit was born in Putten, Netherlands, and moved to Picture Butte in 1948, where his family had a dairy farm. After he married Johanna, they bought a farm east of Coaldale, where he lived until his passing, with the help of his daughter and 2 loving and patient caregivers, Beverly Sanchez and Rowena Zafra. Gerrit and Johanna had a dairy farm with irrigated cropland, and in later years, switched to Charolais cows and then feedlot cattle. Gerrit loved cattle and farming. In his spare time, he used to sing in the Christian Reformed Church choir. He was an avid curler in Coaldale with other retired farmers and town folk. Gerrit enjoyed gardening and in his later years, driving around his land in his gator and around the country with Beverly looking at growing crops and harvest. Gerrit is survived by his daughter Joyce and his son Ken, with wife Alana, and 2 grandchildren, Gerrit and Braden, his sisters Anna Puurveen and Henny Veluw, brothers Tymen and Ken Donkersgoed, and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed.

A public Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, with Pastor Andrew Joosee officiating. A private family Interment will be held prior in the Archmount Cemetery. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at http://www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Gerrit’s obituary.

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It is with great sadness that we, the family of Wesley “Smiley” Eagle Bear, announce his passing on Monday July 5, 2021, at the age of 61.

A Wake Service will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. Vigil prayers and sharing memories to start at 6:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, with interment to follow at One Spot Cemetery in Old Agency, AB

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Derrik French

1966 – 2021 

Derrik Douglas French passed away in Lethbridge, with his family by his side following a long and hard, but courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the age of 55 years.  Derrik will be dearly missed by his fiancé Rhonda DeBona, the love of his life of 35 years, his mother Sylvia French his father-in-law John DeBona and his Aunt Terry Millwater. He will also be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Derrik was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, camp and hunt. He loved to build things with his hands and was a truck driver for many years. One of his favourite places to spend time, was at St. Mary’s Lake, British Columbia where he was building his very own cabin. Derrik was very fortunate to have spent a lot of time working in Norman Wells, North West Territories, where over the years he made many friendships that became a part of his extended family.  Derrik was quiet (for the most part), caring and a loving person to the people that were important to him. He was well known for dropping by ‘unannounced’ to check in on friends and family, usually toting a treasure he had found along the way. Derrik was a smart, successful business owner. He and Rhonda founded Go-Getter Enterprises in 2012. He was hard working, ambitious, determined and was a forward thinker.  A private visitation was held at Southland Funeral Chapel. A celebration of Derrik’s life is being planned for a later date. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Derrik had a love for dogs and cats, so if friends so desire, memorial tributes in his name may be made directly to the Taber Lost Paws Society, 5710 – 66 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1B8 (http://www.taberlostpawssociety.com).
~ to the mountains I go to lose my mind and find my soul ~
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778. 

Cornelia “Corry” Goedhart

1936 – 2021

Cornelia “Corry” Goedhart of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Pieter Goedhart, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Corry was born on April 24, 1936 in Culemborg, Holland. She was educated there, and then moved to Canada with her whole family in 1955. Arriving in Halifax by boat, her family then travelled to Lethbridge by train. She held various positions with families in Southern Alberta, doing housekeeping and childcare. Corry and Piet were married in June of 1960 and moved south of Fort Macleod. In 1971, they moved west of Nobleford, where they lived together until Piet’s passing in December of 1995. Corry stayed in the big yellow house until she moved to Elim Village in March of 2017, where she enjoyed never being too hot or too cold ever again.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Bill and Nellie van Bezooyen; sister Tine Grisnich; sister Maaike Oudshoorn; brother-in-law Gerrit Schipper; brother and sister-in-law Jan and Jannie van Bezooyen; brother and sister-in-law Gerrit and Teresa van Bezooyen; brother Henk van Bezooyen; and sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Hank de Kok; her children Rita Harper, Ken (Anita) Goedhart; Gary (Sylvia) Goedhart; grandchildren Jasmine, Robert (Melissa) Harper; Chelsea, Alex (Chandlyr) Goedhart; Joey, Taylor (Bryden Geremia), Bryn Goedhart; and great-grandson McCoy Harnett.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Pieter Goedhart; her parents Gerrit and Willempje van Bezooyen; her sister and brother-in-law Krijn and Chris De Leeuw; brother-in-law John Grisnich; brother-in-law Marinus Oudshoorn; sister Willi Schipper; sister and brother-in-law Nellie and John Haarman; brother Floor van Bezooyen; and sister-in-law Carla van Bezooyen.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Monday, July 12, 2021, at BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH in Monarch, AB (314 Eastman Ave, Monarch, AB) with Geoff Otten officiating. Interment to follow at Nobleford Monarch cemetery.

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Lena Harrison
1923 – 2021

Mrs. Lena Alva Harrison of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Gerald Keith Harrison, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the age of 97 years.
Lena was born on September 14, 1923 in the McCreary district of Manitoba to Robert Lindsay and Elisabeth Gardiner. The second of six children, she was raised on a farm, but joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, working in Ottawa. After discharge in 1946, she married her childhood sweetheart, Keith, and moved to Winnipeg, where their first child, Marvin, was born. In 1950, the family moved to Edmonton where a second son, Trevor, was later born.
Lena became the head of night admissions at Edmonton’s University Hospital, a position she held until 1967. That year, Keith was ordained as a United Church minister and the family moved to Bashaw, Alberta. They lived there for two years, before returning again to the Edmonton area, where Lena was soon the head of admitting at the Charles Camsell Hospital and later the head of its volunteer services.
She retired (and then, unretired) on several occasions in the years that followed, to be with two beloved grand-children, Jayna and Keenan, born to Trevor and his wife, Terri. In 2004, she and Marvin moved to Lethbridge to stay close to Trevor’s family, and shortly thereafter took up volunteer work with Lethbridge Police Victim’s Services and the Chinook Hospital’s palliative care. She remained active until 2017 when the onset of dementia began taking its toll.
Lena was a kind and generous woman who lived her life in the service of others. She will be missed.

She was predeceased by her parents and five siblings, and her husband, Keith. She leaves behind to mourn her sons, Marvin and Trevor (Terri Saunders), grandchildren, Jayna (Adam Burleigh) and Keenan, and two great-grand-children, Maxton and Hollie.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, on Monday, July 12, 2021, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Cremation to follow. An Interment of ashes will follow at a later date in Edmonton.

Flowers are gratefully declined. We request that memorial donations be given either to Lethbridge Police Victim’s Services or to another charity of one’s choice.

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Katharina Klassen

1930 – 2021

Ms. Katharina Klassen of Coaldale, passed away at Sunny South Lodge on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the COALDALE MENNONITE CEMETERY, with Pastor Eric Giesbrecht, officiating.

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1941 – 2021

Passed away suddenly June 11 at home in Peace River. Survived by his daughter Stephanie, his son Ronald, and his brothers Rick and Bob. There will be a private family service in Lethbridge.


TERRENCE LEE LUND, better known as Terry or TL, rode away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family to join his sweetheart Lorna, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 77 years.

He is survived by his beloved special friend Alice Kostelansky, three daughters: Bonita Lund, Wanda (Brent) Clark and Artha (Levi) Harker; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family in celebrating Terry’s Life at the STIRLING COMMUNITY CENTRE, 409 – 2 Street, Stirling, AB, on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Terry, donations may be made to your community or favourite charity.

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DR. DONALD MACLENNAN, born on January 5, 1929 in Cornwall Ontario to Langill MacLennan and Hazel Cameron, passed away on Friday evening July 2, 2021 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Don embraced growing up as an only child among cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents in and around Cornwall. As a youth he would ride his bike across the bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River unimpeded by border officers to play with his cousins in Massina, New York.

After graduating from grade 13 Don joined many WWII veterans at Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph and graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Toronto in 1952. He then ventured west to Lethbridge where he began a partnership with classmate Garth Passey. They purchased the Lethbridge Animal Clinic adjacent to the stockyards on Highway 3 and through their career-long partnership became close friends with many of the cattlemen, feedlot operators and mixed farming families across Southern Alberta.

Don felt especially confident with his move to Lethbridge when he met Sheila Roberts. They married on September 16th, 1955 and enjoyed a long life together. Together, Don and Sheila raised five children, Cameron (Cathy), Scott (Karen), Rory (Norma), Megan and Murray. He spent much of his time coaching his children in hockey and baseball, as well as hiking, boating and golfing. Later in life he was often found gardening, relaxing and reading books at the family cabin in Waterton and watching his grandchildren in their many athletic and artistic pursuits.

Don served in a number of leadership positions including as president of the Southern Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, on the board of directors and as president of the Lethbridge Country Club and as one of the founding directors of the Western Drug Distribution Company (enabling all veterinarians access to animal pharmaceuticals at the same base cost).

Don thoroughly enjoyed his career as a veterinarian and throughout his life felt the love and support of Sheila, his children, Sheila’s six siblings and their families, as well as his many friends.

Don leaves to mourn Sheila, his wife of 66 years, his 5 children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Don’s legacy of caring and kindness continues in the lives of many of his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Salmon & Sons. A Funeral Service will be held in Lethbridge on Saturday, July 17 commencing at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE adjacent to the Enmax Centre.

Family and friends are invited to meet with the family on Friday evening, July 16, from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Lethbridge Stake Center or prior to the Funeral Service from 10:00 – 10:45am at the Lethbridge Stake Centre.

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Ivan Orich

1948 – 2021

Mr. Ivan Orich of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Linda Orich, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the age of 72 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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