May 22nd, 2024

THURSDAY, December 30, 2021

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 30, 2021.


STEPHEN “STEVE” ARISMAN, beloved husband of the late of Eria Arisman of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare, on Saturday, December 25, 2021 at the age of 89 years.

Steve is survived by his children: Gayle (Leo) Durand of Lethbridge, Terri (Wayne) Smith of Lethbridge, and Rob Arisman (Barb Linsley) of Dawson Creek; grandchildren Jessica (Ryan) Durand-Kaustinen of Lethbridge, Chelsey Durand of Winnipeg, Ryan Smith (Rio Pisony) of Calgary, and Alyssa and Ryan Linsley of Dawson Creek; and great-grandchildren Bransen and Brennan Kaustinen of Lethbridge.

Steve was predeceased by his parents Barbara and Peter Arisman, brother Joe Arisman, and sisters, Francis McKintosh, and May Bolokoski.

Steve made an incredible impact on Lethbridge sports. As a young man, he excelled in hockey and later in life as a builder. He started his playing career in 1948 by winning the Western Canada Juvenile Hockey Championship with the Lethbridge Native Sons juvenile team. His success led him to the Native Sons junior team and the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs in 1953. Steve went on to join the Great Falls Americans and in 1955 won the American Hockey Championship in New York.

Steve took a step back from playing to start a family and worked the next 35 years for the City of Lethbridge. He continued to be actively involved in our minor sports community, coaching the Lethbridge Sugar Kings junior team and the University of Lethbridge’s first hockey team, the “Chinooks”. He also managed, coached, umpired, and refereed many minor sport teams. Those who grew up in the 60s and 70s in Lethbridge likely met Steve in a rink or on a ball diamond!

Steve’s other volunteer efforts included being a founding member and Past President of the Lethbridge Old Timers Hockey Association. In the 1980s, Steve played an instrumental role in bringing junior hockey back to Lethbridge, serving 8 years with the Lethbridge Hurricanes as a board member, president and finally League Governor. In 2002 Steve was recognized for all his hard work and involvement in the athletic community by being inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame.

Steve also found time to volunteer at the Lethbridge Senior’s Centre as the President of the Carpentry Club. In their quiet time, he and Eira would spend hours tending to their beautiful yard and entertaining grandchildren.

It’s hard to sum up the contributions and the impact Steve made on the lives of so many. We know the entire Lethbridge community will miss him.

A Private Family Funeral Mass will be held. Steve will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to Kids Sport –

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It is with gratitude for a life well lived, that we announce the passing of RONALD GLEN BROADHEAD on December 23, 2021 of Cardston, Alberta at the age of 85.

A Private Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday January 3, 2021. The livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.

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Stepan “Steve” Gajdostik

1927 – 2021

It is with a tremendous sense of loss that Steve’s family announce his death on Monday, December 20, 2021, just days before his 94th birthday.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11: 00 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513-23 AVE, Coaldale, AB with Father Ian Gagne, celebrant.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream to do so by going and scrolling to the bottom of Steve’s obituary.

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We sorrowfully announce the death of BORYS GLEB, beloved husband of Albina Gleb. Borys passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2021 during a lengthy hospital stay at the age of 96 years.

Along with his wife, Borys is lovingly remembered by his children Cindy (Fritz) Rutschmann and Gary (Mary) Gleb, and his grandchildren, Mikolai (Tamara) Rutschmann, Tyson Rutschmann, and John Gleb.

Borys was born on August 6, 1925, in his cherished Polish hometown, Deniskowicze. In 1940, at the beginning of World War II, Soviet invaders deported him and his family to Russia. After a harrowing train journey, he and his family arrived in a harsh wilderness northeast of Moscow, where they were placed into forced labor. Through a short window of opportunity and at the age of sixteen, Borys took the chance to join a newly formed Polish army under General Wladyslaw Anders. They left the Soviet Union through Kazakhstan, trained in Iraq, and fought alongside the British Eighth Army during the Italian campaign. Borys participated in the Battle of Monte Cassino, which concluded when Polish soldiers seized the mountaintop monastery that was the action’s strategic focus.

After World War II ended, rather than returning to Poland, Borys took the opportunity to emigrate to Canada, offered to Polish soldiers in the Allied forces. Upon arriving in southern Alberta, through a chance encounter, he met Albina. They fell in love and married in 1949. During their 72-year marriage, he transformed himself into a skillful craftsman who could build or repair anything. At retirement he was Supervisor of Maintenance for the Lethbridge Catholic School Board.

Borys was a loving husband, father, and grandfather devoted to Albina, his children, and their children. His family always came first. His good humor and warmth enabled him to make friends easily, as did his willingness to help. When a relative or friend needed a household repair, Borys was there with a screwdriver and a joke. He and Albina loved to travel, and over the years they made trips to Poland, other European countries and Hawaii. They developed into strong golfers and enjoyed their time together on golf courses around the world. During his spare time, he crafted furniture and made paintings.

In difficult times, Borys saw the opportunities offered to him and always made the right choices. He always rose to the moment. We who survive him are grateful that he did.

A Visitation will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH – 2405 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 A.M. with Father Derek Remus celebrating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Borys’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Borys will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery following the Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Borys, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital – 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to a charity of your choice.

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Sydney A Hall, beloved husband of the late Sherry Hall, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2021 at the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 93 years.

Cremation has taken place, and service details will follow.

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Dorothy Masson

1928 – 2021

Mrs. Dorothy Masson of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Edwin “Eddie” Masson, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by her two dear granddaughters Rhonda (Ted) Jackson and Tammy Pelletier, along with three great grand Ayden, Breann, and Emma.

Dorothy will be dearly missed, and fondly remembered by all who knew her. She to play cards, and dancing and camping were something she particularly enjoyed with her late husband Eddie.

A private family service will be held. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charitable cause of your choosing.

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ANNE NIKKEL, beloved wife of John Nikkel, of Coaldale, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Gary Burke officiating. The Service will be live streamed and may be accessed via Anne’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Anne will be laid to rest in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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Tracy Van Ryn

1992 – 2021

Ms. Tracy Van Ryn of Lethbridge, beloved daughter to parents John and Charlotte Van Ryn, and loving mother to Miley Mae Hope, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the age of 29 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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1928 – 2021

John 14:1-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”

HARM VELDMAN, beloved husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa and brother, went home to his Lord in the early morning hours of December 26, 2021, at the age of 93. Harm was predeceased by his parents, Egbert and Grietje Veldman, his siblings and their spouses: Hendrik and Wiek, Jan and Wimke Veldman, Frits and Grietje Visser, Bruin and Annie Veldman, Garriet and Corrie Veldman, Harry Slagter, Derk Veldman, Klaas and Teuny Veldman, Ben and Jean Hendriks and infant sister Bruina; and his in-laws Harm and Riek Veldman, Henk Veldman and John Veldman.

Harm is survived by his dearly beloved wife of 57 years Henny Veldman, his sister Femmie Slagter, his seven children: Ed (Patsy) Veldman, Anita (Andrew) Zuidhof, Betty (Byron) Osing, Carol (Ben) Tams, Arnold (Laura) Veldman, Diane (Jared) Halley and Derek Veldman; his nineteen grandchildren Ashley Veldman, Logan Veldman, Matthew Veldman, Pamela Veldman, Karissa (Aaron) van der Heiden, Julia (Shaun) Leffers, Charlotte (Kyle) Nieuwland, Anthony Zuidhof, Bethany Zuidhof, Jacqueline Tams, Nolan Tams, Gideon Tams, Jude Tams, Lucas Veldman, Cole Veldman, Harrison Veldman, Hannah Veldman, Barrett Veldman, Everleigh Veldman, and his four great grandchildren, Drew, Grayson, Anna van der Heiden, Samuel Leffers; and his in-laws Herman and Henny Veldman, Aly Veldman, Margaret Veldman and John and Vicky Veldman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Harm to Mid America Reformed Seminary (

A Worship Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor John Van Eyk officiating.

A Private Family Interment will be held at Royal View Cemetery prior to the Worship Service.

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ROBERT (BOB) BARRY WOOD, beloved husband of Faith Wood, passed away on December 28, 2021 at the age of 77 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

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ANNIE WRONA, of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Jan “John” Wrona, passed away peacefully at the Milk River Health Centre on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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