October 17th, 2021

FRIDAY, August 6, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on August 6, 2021.

AARSEN

CLAZINA AARSEN, of Coalhurst, our beloved mother, Oma, and Omie went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the age of 91 years.

She will be deeply missed by her children: son Peter (Kelly) Aarsen of Kelowna and their children Eliesje (Derek) Hummelman of New Westminster, Candace (John) Broekema of Kelowna, Peter James (Wendy) of Smithers, Selena (Jonathan) Hall, of Telkwa, Reuben (Alana) of Barrhead, daughters Leny (John) Schalk of Coalhurst and their children: Andy (Kristyn) of Spruce Grove, Gene (Cheryl) of Coalhurst, James (Cheremi) of Coaldale, Nadyne (Sean) Alaric of Coalhurst, Cora Taylor of Lethbridge and her children: Carlee and Chad, Diane Aarsen Lund of Edmonton and her family. Clazina is also survived by a great-great-grandson, numerous great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law Hank Aarsen and sister-in-law Aghaat Klaassen.

Clazina was born on January 9, 1930 in the Haarlemmermeer, Noord Holland, the Netherlands.

Clazina was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents, brothers and sisters and infant son in the Netherlands, as well as her infant great-granddaughter, and son-in-law Richard Taylor.

A private Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Reformed Church with Rev. John van Eyk officiating.

Both services will be live streamed with the Graveside service accessed via Clazina’s obituary on the Cornerstone website and the Memorial Service will be live streamed on the Trinity URC website.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rehoboth Ministries in Coaldale AB. (rcmflourish.ca/donate/)

The Lord will keep you from all harm—

he will watch over your life;

the Lord will watch over your coming and going

both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121:7-8

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BELL

Mar. 10, 1941 – Aug. 1, 2021

ALFRED LORNE “LARRY” BELL, beloved husband of Teresa Bell, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the age of 80 years.

In addition to his loving wife, Teresa, Larry is survived by his children, Tanya Bell (Brad Stephenson) of Lethbridge, Tiffany Raats (Henry) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Chad Bell of Lethbridge, his grandchildren, Tia Black (Jim) of Lethbridge, Taylor Raats (Jessica) of Las Vegas, Matt Stephenson (Carissa Kirk) of Victoria, B.C. and Jack Stephenson of Calgary, and his great- grandchildren, Robbie, Tara, Henri and Carter. Larry was a proud and cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. Larry is also survived by his younger brothers, George Bell (Cheryl) of Oakville, Ontario and John Bell of Lethbridge. Also left missing Larry greatly is his faithful dog, Hunter.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, Val and Alf Bell, and by his sister, Sharon Filuk (Tim).

Larry was born in Regina and spent his early years in Ogema, Saskatchewan. He would often talk about driving his siblings to school on a dog sled. This was just the beginning of his many adventures and no doubt helped to make him the determined, multi-talented man he was. Eventually his parents settled in Manitoba, where Larry attended university and met the love of his life, Teresa. They married in 1964 and began to build their life together. After time working as a mine foreman in Thompson, Manitoba Larry’s young family found sunnier skies and new opportunities in Lethbridge. Larry became a successful commercial realtor, working on many large developments over the years until his retirement.

An avid golfer, in his early years Larry was an outdoorsman who went on many grand hunting and fishing trips. Later in life he and Teresa spent many enjoyable winters in Arizona, where they took up tennis with a passion. Wherever he went he was always a great handyman, eager for a project and always pitching in to help others with theirs. His work ethic never failed him, planning and taking on projects as long as he could pick up his tools.

The family wishes to thank all the doctors and staff involved in Larry’s care over the last few years. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Hundal and to Dr. Watson for their dedication to helping Larry.

A private Family Service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

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Frances Dimnik

1926 – 2021

Frances Dimnik of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 4th at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph as well as her parents and siblings.

Frances was born on February 3rd, 1926, in Vevce, Slovenia. She completed her vocational schooling in 1943 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With world war in progress and communist forces advancing, Frances and her family fled Slovenia for Austria. It was there that she met and married her husband Joseph in 1948. A year later, they immigrated to Canada arriving in Raymond Alberta where she completed a two-year farm labour contract. Upon moving to Lethbridge, she began working for St. Michael’s hospital where she worked for 33 years.

Frances was committed and devoted to her faith and sang for the Resurrection Choir for years. She was loved and cared for by many family members and is survived by her brother-in-law Steve Dimnik and his wife Ann Dimnik, her sister-in-law Marie Dimnik as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Argentina and Slovenia.

Prayers will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, August 9, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4th St. South, Lethbridge.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday August 10 at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH (All Saints Parish), 2405 – 12th Ave. South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society/All Saints Parish, 2405 12 Avenue S. Lethbridge, AB, T1K 0P4.

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EAGLE CHILD

WILMA JOYCE EAGLE CHILD, passed away in Calgary, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 55 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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FUDRA

FRANK STEVEN FUDRA, beloved husband of Jean Fudra, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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GUST

With great sadness we announce the passing of ALBERT “OPA” GUST, beloved husband of Kathe Gust. Opa passed away peacefully on Saturday July 31, 2021 at Fairmont Extendicare Lethbridge just 3 weeks prior to his 90th birthday.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 1:30 PM at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. A public viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

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MANY BEARS

DELBERT GEORGE MANY BEARS passed away at the Good Samaritans West Highlands Centre on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at the age of 75 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 5:00 PM. Following the Family Service, a Wake Service will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Father Pawel Andrasz OMI celebrating.

Following the Mass, Delbert will be laid to rest in St. Catherine’s Cemetery on the Blood Reserve.

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Jean Olson

1931 – 2021 

Jean Almeda Olson, beloved wife of the late Howard Olson, passed away in Taber on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the age of 90 years. The burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery, Township Road 131A at Highway 36, Vauxhall on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.  Jean was the oldest of nine children born on June 19, 1931 to Clarence and Edith Rombough. She was born in Taber and raised in the Purple Springs area. Jean attended Deer Park and Hudson schools after which she worked in several businesses in the Taber and Vauxhall communities. She met Howard Olson from Enchant and they were married in December of 1953. They raised five children, Deborah Johnson of Taber, Bryce (Janet) Olson of Red Deer, Terry Olson of Calgary, Leslie Olson of Taber and Kenneth Olson of Taber. Besides her children, Jean will be fondly remembered by eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and by numerous members of her extended family. Jean and Howard lived in Enchant and Vauxhall most their life together until they moved to Taber in 2019. Jean was always very active in the community and the Parkview United Church in Vauxhall. She had many interests. Her family and the grandchildren were her priority but she also had a great interest in baseball, curling, the olympics and rodeos. Jean and Howard spent many of their last years together traveling and camping before Howard’s passing in 2019. She will be greatly missed by her family and the four footed group.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jean’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 – 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


SHOT BOTH SIDES

LINDA SHOT BOTH SIDES, beloved wife of Jim Shot Both Sides, of the Blood Reserve, passed away peacefully at the Fort Macleod Health Centre on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at the age of 69 years.

A Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. A Wake will follow at the family’s home on the Blood Reserve, beginning at 6:00 P.M. and continuing all night.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST.MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.

Following the Mass, Linda will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Robert Smith

1940 – 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Allan Smith, 80 years, at his home in Lethbridge, July 30, 2021.

Robert was predeceased by his parents Allan and Phyliss Smith of Lethbridge.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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VAN EEDEN PETERSMAN

On Friday, July 30, 2021, at the age of 70 years, the Lord took LENIE VAN EEDEN PETERSMAN (VERHEIJ), to her eternal home. Let His name be praised.

The memorial service will be held, Lord willing, August 6, 2021, at 1:00 pm at Trinity Reformed Church, 1100- 40 Ave. Lethbridge with Rev. John van Eyk officiating. The service will also be streamed online at http://www.trinityurc.ca.

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Gerald Voxland

1948 – 2021

Mr. Gerald Voxland of Lethbridge, beloved spouse of Roxanne Lorenzen passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the age of 72 years.

Gerald leaves behind his loving wife Roxanne Lorenzen; children Brian Voxland, Gerry Voxland (Crystal), and Mary-Anne Harris (Dustin) nee Voxland; grandchildren Kitana Alcock- Voxland and Brooklyn Adcock-Voxland.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents John Voxland and Ellen Voxland nee Tapanila; and his brother Gerad Voxland.

He loved his two dogs Molly and Cody. He had a great passion for the years he worked as a long haul transport driver, living on the open road.

He will be missed by family and friends near and far.

A private family service and gathering will be held on August 5, 2021. Interment will follow at a later date.

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