October 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 23, 2021.

BEYER

Loving Husband, Father & Opa

Who loved his

Lord & Saviour, Jesus

GEORGE BEYER, beloved husband of the late Liane Beyer, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Now that the restrictions are over, a Celebration of George’s Life will be held at the MYVICTORY CHURCH (1 Mile East, AB-3, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM

In lieu of flowers, please donate to MyVictory Church, allocated to Not4Sale (rescue of children in sex trade), Box 1780, Lethbridge AB T1J 4K4.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Delores Butterwick

1932 – 2021

Mrs. Delores Butterwick of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. William “Bill” Butterwick, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Dr. Gamil Cassis

1926 – 2021

Dr. Gamil Cassis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Wedad Cassis, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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DE BOER

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of MICHAEL “MIKE” JOSEPH DE BOER on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 63.

A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at MYVICTORY CHURCH, (1 Mile East, AB-3, Lethbridge, AB) on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Mike’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Mike will be laid to rest in a private Graveside Service.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FLETCHER

LENORE ELAINE FLETCHER, beloved wife of 53 years to Charlie Fletcher, passed away peacefully, with her loving family by her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

A Celebration of Lenore’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:30 A.M.

Lenore will be laid to rest during a private Family Graveside Service.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Mae Hudson
1938 – 2021
 Maisie Mae Hudson, beloved wife of Dick Hudson, passed away in Taber on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the age of 83 years.
 Mae will be laid to rest at a private graveside service at the Taber Memorial Garden on Friday, July 23, 2021. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Mae is remembered by her husband Dick Hudson, daughter Cindy (David) Varga of Taber, son Clifford (Carol) Hudson of Kitscoty; grandchildren Courtney (Trevor) Daniels and family, Blaine Varga, Paige (Anthoney) Smith and family, Thomas (Kelly) Hudson and family, Jeffrey (MacKayla) Hudson and family.
 She was predeceased by her son Chance Hudson and daughter Diana Hudson.
 Mae and Dick were married October 10, 1957. They started farming and raised their family in the Purple Springs area. Their home, commonly referred to as “Hudson Hacienda”, was known as the coffee stop and meeting place for musical gatherings. Mae and Dick enjoyed many years of travel, visiting sixty eight countries and took in five  cruises. After selling their family farm, they retired to Taber and had the best neighbors that you could ask for when adjusting to town life.
 If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mae’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice or to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
 Clearview Lodge is where Mae called home for the last five years. We are so grateful to the wonderful and caring staff. Our family would like to thank Dr. Hughes, Dr. Torrie, Taber EMS and the entire nursing staff at the Taber Heath Centre for their care and compassion shown to our mom and our family.
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Ted Jetten
1931 – 2021

 Theodore “Ted” Jetten, beloved husband of Josephine “Jo” Jetten, passed away in Lethbridge on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 90 years.
 The celebration of Ted’s life will be held at the Lethbridge Soccer Centre (Servus Sports Centre), 2501 – 28 Avenue South, Lethbridge on Thursday, July 29, 2021 between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
 Ted is lovingly remembered by his wife Jo (Josie, Josephine); eldest son Dean (LeeAnne) Jetten of Lethbridge and their two sons Taylor (Tasya) and Braydon; son Rob (Kelly) Jetten of Lethbridge and Rob’s children Nolan and Shaun; daughter Lisa (Bill) Halma of Lethbridge; youngest daughter Niki (Chris) McIntyre of Lethbridge and their son Xander.
 Theodore “Ted” Matheus Maria Jetten was born in Gennep, Holland on April 25, 1931. After spending time in the Dutch Merchant Marines, Ted decided to move to Canada initially meeting up with his brother Wim “Bill” in Montreal before travelling to Alberta. Ted held a few jobs before beginning his career in 1959 with Alberta Transportation. Ted retired in 1993. He worked throughout the province of Alberta and was involved in the building of many of the highways you have travelled in Alberta. Given Ted’s social nature, it is fitting, that one of his most enduring legacies is the literal building of roads.
 Ted met Josephine “Josie” through mutual friends in Regina, Saskatchewan and fell instantly in love. On their second date Ted asked Josie to marry him. Not surprisingly she said no, but Ted’s persistence paid off. Approximately eighteen months later they were married in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan.
 Ted had a unique upbringing. The family always appreciated it when Ted shared stories of his early years. He was the oldest of eight children – five brothers and two sisters. One of the most salient stories involved the hotel owned by Ted’s parents. It was overtaken by the Nazis during World War II. Despite the danger Ted’s father used his home and business to shelter individuals escaping persecution from the Nazis.
 Ted, like his father, had a strong moral code. He believed it was his job to provide for his family. He made sure that we always had what we needed and most of what we wanted, sacrificing sleep and his own interests to do so. Nowhere was this more evident than in the hours he spent commuting for work. We did not get to see dad for much of our childhood. Working for Alberta Transportation during the 1960s to the early 90s meant dad was on the road a lot. Dad would leave early Monday morning – come home Wednesday night, where we would see him for a few hours, and then be gone Thursday morning before we got up for school returning home Friday evening. When Ted was home it was all about the family. During the summer Ted’s family camped near where he was working. Which is one of the reasons summer is most everyone in the family’s favorite season.
 Ted had a lifelong love for soccer and took extreme pleasure in coaching Lisa and Niki for many years, and they reciprocated this feeling. Having played soccer in Holland, at a high-level, Ted was able to pass on his knowledge of the game to the girls he coached. He played and coached into his early 60s. Ted never played hockey but after coming to Canada, he soon developed a love for the game. The Ice Dolphins hockey team on which Dean and Rob both played on for many years, benefited from having the most dedicated fan for many years regardless of the time of day or night the games were being played (from us kids to you, Thanks dad). Ted’s children and grandchildren share similar memories about the unwavering support provided by him and Jo. They were always the first to greet their children and grandchildren, as we skated off the ice, walked off the field or the court, lovingly providing words of encouragement. After every game, no matter the outcome Ted would be waiting, to place his arm around our shoulders, give us a gentle squeeze, and tell us “Great game”. If it was an especially nasty game, he’d be the first to commiserate with how aggressive the other team was and how the official missed a call or two. Ted was always the biggest champion and fan. We are very grateful for Ted and Josie’s attendance at all our sporting, school and classroom events.
 Ted accomplished a lot in his life, yet, if you asked him, what he was most proud of he would say his grandchildren. His sense of wonder, pride and gratitude for Taylor, Braydon, Nolan, Shaun and Xander was infinite. When Ted was recovering in the hospital from delirium, and began his battle against/with vascular dementia four years ago, he told us to look after mom and each other. Ted was the consummate family man.
 The creed by which he lived can be summed up as follows: Always arrive a good fifteen minutes early, that way if something unexpected happens, you will still be on time; Always stick up for your family, especially the younger/smaller ones; You can do anything if you study/practice; Math is easy – especially if you have graph paper and draw a picture of the problem; Finally [on the soccer pitch] never start it but always finish it.
 Dad you provided us rules by which to live and you started a Jetten legacy, which we are proud to keep going. You were an incredible husband and father, a wonderful grandfather, and a fantastic coach, mentor and role model. Love your family.
 If friends so desire, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy, consider making a donation in Ted’s memory directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3 (http://www.alzheimer.ca).
 The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff in cottage three of Good Samaritans, Park Meadows Village for the care provided to Ted. The care was always top notch even in the most challenging of times. Thank you for keeping our dad safe, and comfortable like he did for us growing up!
 Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


KOVACS

JULIUS ALEX KOVACS passed away peacefully at Good Samaritans West Highlands, on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the age of 92 years.

Julius is lovingly remembered by his daughters: Julie (Leonard) Lorenz, Katharina Kovacs Burns (William), and Susan Withers; granddaughters Kristen (Carl) Scheuerman and Kimberly White; great-grandsons Liam White and Nathan Scheuerman; brother Chester (Deanna) and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by Anna, his wife of 70 years; his brother, Ernest; and his sisters: Helen Snowden and Sarah Phillips.

Julius was born and educated in Raymond, Alberta; however, he lived most of his life in the Lethbridge area. He was a talented man in many areas of his life and gave generously to those around him and to those in need. When asked what his best and greatest accomplishment was, he said it was marrying his wife, Annie.

His daughters would like to thank Dr. Leam for his care over the last twenty years and the staff at Good Samaritans West Highland Centre for their care over the last three years. They would also like to thank Julius’ childhood and life-long friend Zoltan Sera and his wife, Ann, for their wonderful kindred-spirit friendship.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Lois Punton officiating.

Following the service, Julius will be laid to rest with beloved wife Annie in Mountain View Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PEREVERZIFF

TRACY MARIE PEREVERZIFF, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by her side, on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the age of 60 years.

A private Family Service will be held at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


John Pinto

1927 – 2021

Mr. John Pinto of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Celia Pinto, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the age of 93 years. He was a resident of Garden View Lodge.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, July 24, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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


SMITH

MARY JEAN SMITH beloved wife of the late Joseph Smith, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Douglas Gordon Bruce Thompson

1931 – 2021

Douglas passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 90 years.

He is survived by his loving wife Violet Thompson of 69 years and their 5 children, Darlene (Charles) Jahnke, Cheryl (Chris) Reimer, Connie (Carey) Anderson, Russell (Bettie) Thompson, Stewart (Sharon) Thompson; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Douglas worked 35 years as a government inspector for the dairy control board of Southern Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at VIA CHURCH, 2820-18 Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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TWITCHEN

Mr. ‘Jack’ John George Twitchen, beloved husband to Betty Twitchen, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 in the Raymond Hospital at the age of 82 years.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Magrath Pioneer Cemetery, Magrath, AB with Rev. Eva Stanley conducting.

To send a message of

condolence please visit

http://www.generationsfh.ca

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