January 24th, 2022

FRIDAY, December 31, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 31, 2021.

ARISMAN

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 – https://kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/lethbridge-taber/

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Ted Brantner

1938 – 2021

  Teddy Brantner, beloved husband of Donna Brantner of Taber, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 27, 2021 at the age of 83 years.

  A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden.

Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com [1].

  Ted is survived by his loving wife and wonderful caregiver Donna; children Deb Fritz (Daina Achorn) of Red Deer and Todd (Heather) Brantner of Taber; by three grandchildren who adored him Cori

(Britneigh) Fritz (their children Stevie and River), Peyton (Ashleigh) Brantner (their child Paycee), and Keegan Brantner. He is also survived by his sister Joanne (Barry) Lorencz.

  He was predeceased by his grandson Cole Fritz; parents Chris and Elna Brantner; brothers Charles (Carol) Brantner, Jerry (Judy) Brantner; brother-in-law Dennis Hamling; in-laws Howard and Mary Hamling.

  Teddy was born November 21, 1938 in Lethbridge and grew up on the family farm in the Wrentham area. He was the second youngest of six children and there are many stories of the Brantner boys in the community. Ted lived most of his life in Wrentham and was an active community member from president of the Warner Hockey Association to curling in local bonspiels.

  Ted married Donna Hamling on July 14, 1962 and they settled in the Wrentham area where they farmed and raised their two children Debbie and Todd. Ted and Donna moved from the farm in 2009 to Taber where they lived until his passing.

  Ted was a larger than life person and was well known for his mischievous smile and jokes. He loved to laugh and tease all who met and knew him. He had many passions but horses were a very large part of his life. Ted loved rodeo and spent many years traveling down the road with his best friend, the love of his life, Donna. He was the president of the Southern Circuit for a time and won the SARRC bronze in 1983 for calf roping. Ted was often found at the arena roping calves and chasing steers for Todd. Donna and Ted both enjoyed the rodeo circuit and continued to rodeo in the old-timers until 2006. Eventually they took up golf and headed to Arizona for the winters where they enjoyed great times with their friends. In the summer Ted could be found at the Indian Hills campground or golf course where he enjoyed many campfires and golf games. Ted and Donna enjoyed some great trips and a favorite was to his heritage country, Switzerland.

  Ted loved his family and spent his time following his children and grandchildren to rodeos, hockey, archery, motocross, basketball, rugby and golf events. He was everyone’s biggest fan and always stressed the importance of hard work and practice. Ted took them camping, fishing and of course horseback riding. There were many tricks played on the kids and grandkids as well! You never knew what Ted was up to but he was up to something!

  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ted’s name may be made directly to a charity of one’s choice.

  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone:

(403) 223-8778.


Maria De Groot

1925 – 2021

Mrs. Maria de Groot of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Garrit de Groot, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the age of 96 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


GLEB

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.

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 care@ cornerstonefh.ca 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.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


MACKENZIE

MORGAN EDWIN “TED” MACKENZIE passed away peacefully at Cardston, AB. December 29, 2021, at the age of 89 years surrounded by family.

Ted was born in Cardston, AB. the oldest child of Roderick Mackenzie and Mabel Mary Strate Mackenzie and was predeceased by his parents, his brother Rodney, and a great granddaughter Hope Lister.

Ted is survived by his wife Reva Pilling Mackenzie of 67 years, his children, Carol [Ray] Lister; Ed [Diana ]; Randy [Karen]; 10 grandchildren & their spouses; 26 great grandchildren. Also siblings, Leota [Butch] Sloan; Mark [Edna]; Don [Linda]; Kenny [Rebecca].

Ted was raised in Mountain View and Caldwell, AB. where he enjoyed ranching all his life. Ted, along with his brothers & father, formed Mackenzie Brothers Red Angus and brought the first Red Angus cattle herd into Canada. He loved his family & sports, especially golf & basketball, and in later years, Bocci Ball where his team won many gold medals in Alberta Seniors Games. He also enjoyed fishing, especially his trips to Belly River Lakes, with his family & friends. Nearly 6 years ago, he & Reva moved to Lee Crest Assisted living in Cardston. Ted was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings. He & Reva enjoyed their service in the Cardston Temple for many years.

The Funeral service will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mountain View, Alberta. Friends may meet the family from 10:00 to 10:45 prior to the service. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to, The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian fund, or a charity of your choice.

Covid Restrictions Exemption Program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid 19 test (within 72 hours) required, and masking is mandatory.

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


Dorothy Masson

1928 – 2021

DOROTHY MAY MASSON, beloved wife of the late Edwin Masson of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on Tuesday December 28, 2021, at the age of 93.

Dorothy was the daughter of Leonard Roy and Florence May Binning. She had one brother, the late William “Bill” Binning of Lethbridge. Dorothy was pre- deceased by her two children, Ray Patterson, and Brenda Patterson – both of Lethbridge.

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

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.

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


MCGINNIS

William Edward McGinnis, passed away on December 27, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 31 years.

A Wake service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The Funeral service will follow at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 4 at 11:00 am.

Family has requested no flowers.

To send a condolence or watch online please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


OHNO

KIMIKO OHNO, beloved wife of the late Frank Ohno, passed away in Lethbridge on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed. Full obituary to come.

To share condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


Hank Sikking

1957 – 2021

Mr. Hank Sikking of Lethbridge, beloved father to Chris and Sydney, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. Also left to mourn are his siblings John, Len, and Joyce.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

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


SMALL EYES

Deana Small Eyes, passed away on December 28, 2021 in Lethbridge, AB at the age of 49 years.

A Wake service will be held at Streets Alive Mission, 323 4 Street S, Lethbridge on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The Funeral service will follow at Legacy Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 6, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Covid Restrictions Exemption Program will be in effect at the funeral, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid 19 test (within 72 hours) required, and masking is mandatory.

To send a condolence or watch online please visit

http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Tracy Van Ryn

1992 – 2021

Ms. Tracy Van Ryn of Lethbridge, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at the age of 29 years.

Tracy loved children, loved animals and she had great compassion for the less fortunate. She was such a bright and beautiful soul. Her last act on earth was to become an organ donor.

Addictions made her last years very difficult, and we find comfort that she is now at peace.

Tracy leaves to mourn, her parents John and Charlotte; daughter Miley Mae Hope; brother Jeffrey; sister Cindy (Chris), their sons Braden (Jordyn) and Justin; brother Jason, and his son Michael (Melodie). Special cousin Haley; grandma Mabel, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A public Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Monday, January 3, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the visitation is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by selecting the ‘Click here to RSVP” link on Tracy’s obituary to schedule an appointment. Or you may call Martin Brothers at (403) 328-2361 to schedule a time. Please do not arrive earlier than scheduled. 50 individuals will be allowed in every 15 minutes to meet with the family so please be mindful of the 15 minute window assigned to you.

A Private Family service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Tracy-VanRyn and scrolling to the bottom of Tracy’s obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to Lethbridge Streets Alive Mission, 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9.

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


VELKER

MARGARET “PEGGY” VELKER passed away at Blue Sky Manor in Lethbridge on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the age of 81 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


WILLIAMS

LEOLA IRMA (SOMMERFELDT) WILLIAMS, formerly of Cardston and beloved wife of the late Mr. Charlie Williams passed away at St Therese Villa on Friday, December 24, 2021 at the age of 92 years. Leola is survived by daughters Pat, Jean (John) Talerico, Janet (Crofton) Booth, four grandchildren and seven great-grand children and sister Sharon Sampson.

At her request there will be no funeral service.

To send condolences go to http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


WOOD

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

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday January 01, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE STAKE CENTRE – 2410 28 St S, Lethbridge. A livestream of the service will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.

The Covid exemption program will be in effect, proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (within 72 hours) is required.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


WRONA

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.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – 301 Main Street, Milk River, AB. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Andrew Pyon celebrating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@ cornerstonefh.ca

A Private Family Interment will take place at Eden Brook Cemetery in Calgary at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


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