May 28th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, November 24, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 23, 2021.


SHIRLEY ELIZABETH BEACH, beloved wife of James Beach, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Bell, Janice Joan (Cody) aged 65 passed away peacefully of a short battle with cancer in Calgary on November 13, 2021. She leaves behind a large extended family.

Marianne Bene

1960 ~ 2021

Marianne Bene, beloved mother of Tonia and Michelle, passed away in Medicine Hat on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at the age of 61 years. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the service honouring Marianne’s life will be by invitation only. Marianne’s Celebration will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jaster officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Marianne’s chapel celebration will be live streamed. Those who cannot attend but wish to experience the chapel service may visit our website at and select the ‘View Broadcast’ button on the homepage at service time. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at    Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel

Joel Bos

1997 – 2021

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, Abounding in love to all who call to you. – Psalm 86:5

It is with profound grief, we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our dear son, brother and uncle. God took to Himself, JOEL DOUGLAS BOS, on Friday November 19, 2021, at the age of 24 years.

Joel, was a very loved and precious son to Simon and Ramona Bos, dearly loved brother to Larissa, Kristi (Michael) Veldman and Heather. Most loving uncle one can imagine, to Liam and Sarah Veldman.

Joel is also survived by his loving grandparents Bill and Nellie Bezooyen, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his faithful and loyal core group of friends.

Joel was predeceased by his Opa and Oma, Marinus and Gertruda Bos.

Joel was born on April 29, 1997 in Lethbridge AB. He was a sweet and sensitive son, always aiming to please. He grew up with three older sisters who loved to take care of him. However, at a very young age the tables had already began to turn, and he took upon himself the task to care for and protect his sisters. Even though he loved his sisters dearly he longed for a brother, and it was with great joy he welcomed Michael into our lives. Joel loved deeply.

Joel was always up for a shopping date when his mom just needed to spend time with him away from the farm. He dropped everything and loved to take care of his mom. His heart was so big.

Joel worked beside his dad ever since he was old enough to pull weeds and water trees. He looked forward every year to spring so he could help with tree planting, making his dad promise him not to do it without him. As the years went by, Joel became a very capable and valuable part of the business. Joel was meticulous and took great pride in his work, wanting nothing more than to make his dad proud. He made work fun and loved that he could work together with Simon and Michael in the family business. Simon was blessed and proud to have his son work right beside him on a daily basis.

Joel was such a proud uncle. “This is the best day of my life” Joel exclaimed, on the day he found out he was going to be an uncle. He never had a problem with stopping his own work just to give Liam bobcat and ATV rides. His determination and persistence in winning Sarah over finally paid off when she reached out her arms to him. Liam and Sarah loved their ‘Kuncle Joe’.

Joel truly had the best laugh and the most loving and giving heart. We were all so proud of him, a piece of our heart is now missing; he will be sorely missed.

Joel was a professing Christian and trusted that it was well with his soul.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Please note that due to COVID regulations, we will allow 50 people in the building at one time.

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Coaldale Cemetery.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm at TRINITY REFORMED CHURCH, 1100-40 Ave. N. Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers and in Memory of Joel, donations can be made to Rehoboth Christian Ministries, 1222 20th St, Coaldale, AB T1M 1N1.

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RICHARD BROWN, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre, on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 70 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Kenneth (Goose) Melvin Elmer

Born in Taber Alberta, August 10th, 1967 our Guiding light left this precious earth on November 8th, 2021. After a hard fought battle against Pancreatic Cancer.

Ken is survived by his parents, Roy and Marilynn Elmer, his brother Warren Elmer (Tina), sister Sheelagh Driver, wife Kellie, 4 children (Wyatt, Easton, Shea and Regan) many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins (from BC and Alberta).

Together we will celebrate and honor Ken on December 3rd, 2021. Harris Barn in Ladner 1:00 to 4:00. Formal service to start at 1:30. All are welcomed to attend.

As per Provincial Guidelines Proof of vaccination must be shown.

Service will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend.

Ken’s story can be viewed and condolences left online at Delta Funeral Home (Ladner)


CARMEN GAY INDA LARSON passed away at the Raymond Health Centre on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 80. The funeral service for Carmen, with a tribute to Richard, will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 221 N 400 W, Raymond, AB. A viewing will be held immediately preceding the funeral at the same location from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The Restrictions Exemption Program will be in effect for this funeral. To participate virtually, please visit and a link will appear below Carmen’s obituary at service time.

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CAROL McLEOD, beloved wife and mother, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 66 years.

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Sonny Ohama

1926 – 2021

Mr. Sonny Ohama, beloved companion and friend of Mrs. Judy Fukushima, and husband of the late Jene Ohama, passed away peacefully at Extendicare Fairmont on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 95 years. He is the loving father to Vince (Adele) Ohama of Red Deer.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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Donald Gordon Santa

1945 – 2021

Mr. Don Santa of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Pat Santa, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 76.

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