October 25th, 2021

WEDNESDAY, October 13, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 13, 2021.

Edison “Ed” Bardock

1931 – 2021

Dr. Edison “Ed” Bardock of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Doreen Bardock, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

A private family gathering will be held, with a Celebration of Life to take place at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Georgia Bartosek

1934 – 2021

Ms. Georgia Bartosek of Lethbridge passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday October 7, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Georgia was born on March 2, 1934. She was a caring sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed her daily walks, going to church, reading her many novels and taking care of the family pets while they were on holidays. After retiring from the Bank of Montreal, Georgia loved to bowl with her friends and travel with her friends and family. She had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. She will be forever cherished and remembered by her family.

Georgia is survived by her sister Lydia Tomasta, brother Tony (Bernie) Bartosek as well as many nieces and nephews, Bob (Kathy) Tomasta, Ron (Marylin) Tomasta, Diane (Tom) Slywka, Nancy (Doug Winters) Tomasta, Melenie de Graaf, Rick Tomasta, Gary (Lana) Tomasta, Lorraine Tomasta, Antonette Tomasta, Terry (Ron) Busch, Correne (Brian) Martin, Roxane (Cam) Nicholas, Curtis Bartosek and also many great nieces and great nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents John and Antonia Bartosek, brother in-law Miro Tomasta and niece Karen Tomasta.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Michael’s Health Center for the care and compassion they gave to Georgia.

A private family service will be held.

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Our dear mother, JOYCE BROADBENT CAHOON, of Leavitt, Alberta, peacefully passed from this life on October 7, 2021. Mother has reunited with her beloved husband, Lervae, beautiful daughter Colleen, parents William and Emma Broadbent, brothers Delwyn (Melba), Charles (Viola), Keith and Bill, sisters Eda (Dahl Leavitt), Fay (LaVont Marsden), Shirley (Weldon Silitoe), grandsons Michael Monson and Michael Cahoon, and great- granddaughter Alexandria Cahoon.

Mother is survived by her children: Bruce (Mary), George (Marcia), Pamela (Gary) Monson, Reynolds (Louanna), Grant (Marie), Mark (Marilee), Kathy (Dean) Russell, Karen (Kelly) Wood, Merlene (Loren) Betteridge, and Orlan (Hillary). Her sisters Lorna Hatch and Thora (Allen Zemp), sister-in-law Doreen Broadbent, 53 grandchildren, and 159 great-grandchildren also survive her.

Mom was born on September 23, 1923. She lived a happy childhood, wandering the beautiful, rolling hills of Leavitt, nestled near the Canadian Rockies. She enjoyed listening to her mother sing and tell bedtime stories and remembered placing hot rocks in her bed at night to keep warm. She also remembered going to bed early, so that her mother could wash her only dress, which was made of flour sacks. Mother attended school in Leavitt until her grade 12 year. She was very athletic and often won the ball throw competitions. When she wasn’t pitching softballs, she was playing basketball. Her basketball team were the “Champs,” winning the prized cup!

She and Daddy were sweethearts from a very young age. They became engaged while Daddy was training in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He wrote letters on large maps and dropped them from his airplane. After Daddy received his wings and commission as a pilot officer, they lived in PEI for one year, and then in Tofino, B.C. When the war ended, they travelled back to the Leavitt Valley, calling it home for the rest of their lives.

Mom was a hard worker and always had projects on the go. For years, she was a cook at the Cardston Hospital. A very good one, we might add! Cooking for her large family had prepared her well for that job.

Mom loved music. She and Daddy sang duets together on many occasions. You might remember some of them: Beyond the Sunset, Whispering Hope, Edelweiss, and Happy Trails to You! Mother loved recording her children and grandchildren when they came to visit. Almost every family dinner turned into a program, lasting a couple of hours. We have hundreds of cassette tapes to remember these wonderful afternoons.

Mother had many hobbies. She enjoyed beachcombing and gathering seashells, collecting and pressing leaves and flowers from all over the world into a binder, taking innumerable pictures, and collecting quotes.

Mother loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and served her Heavenly Father in many capacities, starting in her teens as a Primary teacher and Sunday School chorister. She served in the Cardston, Alberta Temple with Daddy for many years. They served three missions: Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya ( their mission was later changed to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where their mandate was to open the country for missionary work and to secure the registration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); and a Family History Mission in the Book Bindery Department in SLC. She loved her Saviour and had unwavering faith in His healing power and in His infinite gift of the Atonement.

Mother loved her family. She worked hard every day to create an atmosphere that nourished our bodies and our spirits. Grandchildren have many fond memories of Christmas fish ponds, making gingerbread houses, the huge apple juicing project, corn day, offering to pay them for memorizing scriptures or learning hymns on the piano, hearing her whistle as she worked, and making endless tapes of their singing and poems. Mother built a legacy of love through her never-ending gifts of love and service to us. We will miss her light and influence every day. However, we are comforted to know that she is still with us through our many, loving memories.

Family and friends may meet the family at Legacy Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 13, from 7:00-8:00 pm.

A Private Family Service will be held at on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. Interment in the Leavitt Cemetery.

To send condolences or to WATCH the service Online Later please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

Esther Hood

1926 – 2021

Mrs. Esther Hood of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Robin Hood, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the age of 95 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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ALLAN A JENSEN, beloved husband of the late Jeannine Jensen of Raymond, Alberta passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning of Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Friday October 15, 2021 at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Road South, near the airport) from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Please contact Salmon and Sons to RSVP.

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 16, 2021 at 11:00am. The Service will be livestreamed via the Salmon and Sons website.

To send a condolence, please visit


Cornelis “Case” Kuipers

1929 – 2021

Mr. Cornelis “Case” Kuipers of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Fanny Kuipers (Konynenbelt), passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 91 years.

Case was born on October 22, 1929 in Zuidwolde, Groningen, The Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 and met the love of his life Fanny Konynenbelt. They were married on October 26, 1962 and were blessed with one daughter and two sons.

Case was an active member of the Maranatha Christian Reformed Church.

Case leaves memories to his wife Fanny of 59 years; children John, Kenneth and Marsha (Stewart) Vyn and his grandchildren Kaitlin, Megan, Brenna and Michelle.

Case was pre-deceased by his parents Jans and Aafke Kuipers and his brother Jan.

Friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Private family Memorial Service will be held.

The family invite those who wish to watch the service via livestream at https://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCua0ndvGcQvkahtB WQCTjAw on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:30pm.

A Private family interment will be held in the Monarch/Nobleford Cemetery, with Pastor Jim Zondervan, officiating.

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John Overeem

1932 – 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Jan (John) Overeem, beloved husband of Mrs. Judith Overeem, in Picture Butte, Alberta, on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at the age of 89 years.

Dad was born in Veenendaal, Holland on March 18, 1932, to Cornelis and Kaatje Overeem and immigrated to Canada in 1949 at the age of 17, along with his parents and sister Johanna. He married Judith Slingerland on April 8, 1958, and they spent 63 years together. During those years, Dad and Mom spent twenty years in Rainier farming and running a ceramic business; then in 1984, they moved to Picture Butte and operated a woodworking business. Dad was also a bus driver for Calvin Christian School for many years. In his retirement, Dad started work on building a plane and joined the Lethbridge Flying Club. They especially enjoyed the Saturday morning breakfasts with the LFC, as well as travelling all throughout the United States, attending airshows. In October 2019, due to progressive kidney failure, Dad started dialysis and they moved to Bethesda Care Home in July 2021.

He is survived by his children Kathy (Matt) Jakober, Casey, Jenny (Anthony) Vanden Hoek, Joanne (Roy) Van Driesten, Corrie Davidson, Cor and special friend Marie, Judy (Art) Arends, John (Juanita), Jake (Margaret), Joyce (Andre) Van Weverwyk, Marilyn (Jan) VanderMeer, and Brenda (Wout) van Luik; sixty-one grandchildren and forty-one great grandchildren.

He also leaves behind his sisters-in-law Jannie de Kok, Fygje Van Herk, Coby Slingerland and Anneke Slingerland; brothers and sisters-in-law Wim (Teuni) Slingerland, Tony (Margaret) Slingerland and Andy (Nita) Slingerland.

He was predeceased by his parents; in laws Cornelis and Jannigje Slingerland; son in law Martin Davidson; sister Johanna Thomassen; brothers in law Kees Slingerland, Teun Van Herk, Jake Slingerland, Allen Thomassen and Huib de Kok.

Our family wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Wong and all of the nurses at the Lethbridge Renal Clinic, Lethbridge Family Services Home Care, and all of the staff at Bethesda Care Home for the expert and compassionate care Dad received.

Opportunity for Condolences will take place from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Picture Butte.

Interment will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Picture Butte Memorial Cemetery. Please be aware that COVID 19 protocols for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

A Service for family and close friends will take place at 11:00 am on Friday, October 15, 2021 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE with Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating. Please be advised that COVID 19 protocols for worship services will be followed.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, Picture Butte, Alberta, T0K 1V0.

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


REX EDGAR SOMMERFELDT, beloved husband of Rhea Paxman Sommerfeldt, passed away in Cardston, AB, on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Friends may meet the family on Friday, October 15th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Legacy Funeral Home.

A private family service will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 11:00 a.m.

To Watch the service online, or to send condolences, please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

John Verhage

1949 – 2021

John Verhage of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Doreen (Schile) Verhage, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the age of 72 years.

John was born in Krimpen Aan Den Ijssel, Holland on January 19, 1949. He immigrated to Canada with his family in 1961 where they had a small farm in Stirling, Southern Alberta. John met Doreen in 1968, they were married in 1971, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2021 surrounded by their two children and six grandchildren. Many people will remember “Napa John” from his 45-year career providing service to patrons of Baalim Automotive and UAP/NAPA.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors, often going fishing, playing horseshoes, and camping. After he retired, he spent his time gardening and doing woodwork projects. John always enjoyed cooking for his family and telling his grandchildren stories about the family farm.

Besides his loving wife Doreen, John is survived by his daughter Coralee, spouse Ryan, Couture of Lethbridge and their children Hannah and Jack; son Michael, spouse Elise, Verhage of Lethbridge and their children Darrah, Xander, Matthew, and Jerzy; Sisters Tina Bayer, Ann Sorenson, Cory and Joe Pysh, Jane and Merv Makaroff, Elsie and Jerry Presiloski, and Aggie and Ron Francis; and brother Louis Verhage; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

John was predeceased by his parents John Verhage Sr, Aagjie Verhage, and his stepmother Irene Verhage, brothers Dirk Verhage, Hendrick Verhage, and several sisters and brothers in law.

Due to COVID restrictions a private family service will be held.

The family gratefully declines flowers; for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

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