October 16th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on July 28, 2021.

CHIEF BODY

RAVEN CHIEF BODY (NABISATKI “Material Woman”), of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 34 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Guisto “Joe” Ficiur

1935 – 2021

Mr. Guisto “Joe” Ficiur of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Annie Ficiur, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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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.

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Gerty Heinen

1948 – 2021

Gerty Heinen was born in Bunschoten, the Netherlands September 15,1948, the youngest of nine children, and passed into the loving arms of her Saviour July 23, 2021.

She arrived in Canada along with her parents and five older brothers in June, 1955, coming to the Barhill area. She attended school in Turin and Picture Butte. Following graduation from Picture Butte High School she attended Lethbridge Community College and then the University of Lethbridge to pursue a Bachelor of Education. She began her teaching career at Immanuel Christian School in Lethbridge. With the exception of a year’s leave for the school year 1974-75 which she spent in Holland working as a receptionist, she continued her teaching career there until 2003 when illness prevented her from returning to the classroom. Summer vacations were spent travelling – one of her loves – as she travelled many times with friends throughout Europe and other continents. As her mobility decreased, she was grateful to be able to continue to live in her own home with the assistance of a caregiver. She spent many hours translating family histories from Dutch into English for people across Canada and the United States.

She is survived by her older brothers Frank (Jeannette), Henry (Linda), Roelof (Fern) and William (Darlene) and many nieces and nephews in Canada and the Netherlands. She was predeceased by her parents Roelof (1979) and Jannettje (1987), brothers Arie (1988), Bart (2000), John (2001) and sister Stiena (1997).

A private Funeral Service will be held at Iron Springs Christian Reformed Church Wednesday, July 28, 2021, preceded by internment at Huntsville Cemetery.

For those who wish, the service will be live-streamed at 11:00 am on Friday, July 28, 2021 and may be accessed at the Iron Springs CRC website and then following https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCxcWvkC qYjQJ6TTdg4EgtMg

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be directed to Jack Ady Cancer Centre 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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KAMBEITZ

DAVID JOSEPH KAMBEITZ, of Lethbridge, AB, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 23, 2021, at age 81.

David was predeceased by his parents, Kasper and Florence Kambeitz, brother, Bob Kambeitz and sister, Pat Golia.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa McRae, brothers Dennis Kambeitz (Marion), Greg Kambeitz, sister, Deannie Christie (Richard) and many numerous nieces and nephews.

David was a talented and prolific artist whose many works will be cherished. His sparkling eyes and kind and gentle spirit will be missed. A special thank you to the staff of Edith Cavell for their wonderful care and support.

There will be no service but a private family gathering at a later date.

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http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


LORRAINE HYLAND

February 6, 1962 – July 17, 2021

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved mom, Lorraine Hyland, on July 17, 2021 at the age of 59.

Her daughters (Kayla, Kamille, Kara) were her whole heart. She loved gardening, baking, spoiling her grandpets, and spending time with her family and friends.

Lorraine is survived by her loving family and friends. In respect of Lorraine’s wishes, there will not be a formal service. Lorraine lived her life with a ‘pay it forward’ approach. We encourage those who loved her to do something kind for someone else in her honour. Her daughters would appreciate any memories to be shared with them at loveforlorrainehyland@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bryony House or the Nova Scotia SPCA.

For more information please visit http://www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com


MORIYAMA

DEBRA LAURENE HIROKO MORIYAMA, passed away on July 23, 2021 at the age of 66, surrounded by loved ones. Deb was born in Lethbridge in 1954 and grew up in Picture Butte, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta and lived there and in Drayton Valley with her husband Jim Hubbell. Following their divorce, Deb returned to Picture Butte with her three children. Later she moved to Lethbridge with her partner and life mate Doug Huff.

Deb was an accomplished pianist, quilter and seamstress, and was an avid golfer and curler. As a small child she spent much time with her maternal grandparents, Yutetsu and Yoneko Kawamura and this instilled a devotion to Japanese cultural events such as dancing, cooking and gardening that she has in turn passed on to her children.

Deb will be remembered for her fun nature, her generosity and her strength of character. Like all great mothers, she was a fierce advocate for her children. Deb was wonderful chef and hostess, and would ensure guests had their fill and then some. Her Japanese New Year celebrations will be missed, not only for the wonderful food, but also for the warm and welcoming atmosphere in which it was shared.

Deb is survived by her partner Doug Huff, her children Sean (Debbie Bowden) Hubbell, Erin (Mike) Hubbell and Liana (Brian) Trenker, Doug’s Children Michelle (Dave) Kortt, Donovan (Emma) Huff and Christina (Danny Saunders) Hubbard, her brother Rob (Dona) Moriyama, Grandchildren Justin, Bianca, Olivia, Rufus, Gavin and Caleb and several aunts and uncles. She is pre-deceased by her parents Rose and Harpo.

Deb was always in motion and always getting things done. She met the obstacles that fate presented head-on, with courage and with grace. Her circle of friends and family was wide and she will be dearly missed by all of them.

Deb’s Celebration of Life will be held at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE (1511 Saint Edward Boulevard North, Lethbridge) at 2:00 PM on Friday July 30, 2021.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


Gilbert Leon Vanherreweghe

1937 – 2021

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Leon Vanherreweghe of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

Gil was born in Assenade, Belgium on May 4, 1937 to Moritz Vanherreweghe and Dianne nee Schinkels. As a child, Gil lived in Belgium and as a young man his family moved to Viscount, Saskatchewan to run a farm for a relative. Dad loved Canada, and when it was time for them to go home, he stayed. He met and married Sheila and they had 3 girls together. He loved to curl, hunt and fish. He was very good at each He moved to Swift Current Saskatchewan where he started Frontier Drywall and he has been a drywall expert for almost 50 years.

After his divorce he moved to Lethbridge Alberta and met Brenda through Uncle Ray, a fellow drywaller. Rhonda was 12 and Tammi was 9 when they moved in together, and eventually married in 1992. Dad and Brenda loved to dance and to bowl. Brenda taught dad patiently how to golf and he has loved the sport right up to his passing. He loved football and was a Riders fan forever. He was especially proud that his grandsons were football players. Rhonda and Tammi remember dad as a kind disciplinarian. He would stop and make you rethink your choices. He hosted all holidays with a good meal even after Brenda’s passing, as that is what Mom would want. We his family will miss his zeal for life and his love for us.

He is survived by his children Laurie (Bernard) Green, Lisa Hurford and Rick Boettcher, Dana Vanherreweghe, Rhonda (Ted) Jackson, and Tammi Pelletier.

Gil is predeceased by a baby daughter Karen, his mother and father, his ex-wife Sheila Volk, and his wife Brenda Patterson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Family Interment will take place prior to the Memorial Service.

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

Gilbert Leon Vanherreweghe

1937 – 2021

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Leon Vanherreweghe of Lethbridge passed away in his home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the age of 84 years.

Gil was born in Assenade, Belgium on May 4, 1937 to Moritz Vanherreweghe and Dianne nee Schinkels. As a child, Gil lived in Belgium and as a young man his family moved to Viscount, Saskatchewan to run a farm for a relative. Dad loved Canada, and when it was time for them to go home, he stayed. He met and married Sheila and they had 3 girls together. He loved to curl, hunt and fish. He was very good at each He moved to Swift Current Saskatchewan where he started Frontier Drywall and he has been a drywall expert for almost 50 years.

After his divorce he moved to Lethbridge Alberta and met Brenda through Uncle Ray, a fellow drywaller. Rhonda was 12 and Tammi was 9 when they moved in together, and eventually married in 1992. Dad and Brenda loved to dance and to bowl. Brenda taught dad patiently how to golf and he has loved the sport right up to his passing. He loved football and was a Riders fan forever. He was especially proud that his grandsons were football players. Rhonda and Tammi remember dad as a kind disciplinarian. He would stop and make you rethink your choices. He hosted all holidays with a good meal even after Brenda’s passing, as that is what Mom would want. We his family will miss his zeal for life and his love for us.

He is survived by his children Laurie (Bernard) Green, Lisa Hurford and Rick Boettcher, Dana Vanherreweghe, Rhonda (Ted) Jackson, and Tammi Pelletier.

Gil is predeceased by a baby daughter Karen, his mother and father, his ex-wife Sheila Volk, and his wife Brenda Patterson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private Family Interment will take place prior to the Memorial Service.

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


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