January 24th, 2022

FRIDAY, January 07, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 7, 2022.


WILLIAM “MORGAN” GILLERT, passed away in Lethbridge, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the age of 39 years.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the service has been postponed indefinitely. Details will follow when available.

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Rachel Bertha Hoof “Tsuwahkii” (Pretty Woman)

1932 – 2022

Mrs. Rachel Bertha Hoof of Kainai Reserve beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Hoof, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2022 at the age of 89 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 7. 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Bishop JR Thompson, officiating. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and limited capacity, the family invites those who wish to view Rachel’s Funeral Service via livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/Rachel-Hoof and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Interment will follow in Standoff, Alberta.

The family would like to thank Kainai Continuing Care and the St. Michael’s Palliative Care staff for showing love and kindness for our mother, grandmother.

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August Kaupp

1926 – 2022

August Matthew Kaupp of New Dayton, beloved husband of Anne Helen Kaupp, passed away on January 3, 2022, at the age of 95 years.

Born November 15, 1926 to Clarence and Clara Kaupp on a homestead in New Dayton, the oldest boy in a family of eleven children. As a young boy, he attended Troy school until it closed and then finished his schooling in New Dayton. He grew up working hard on the family farm and continued to work hard for his family and community all his life. In 1951 he travelled to Kaslo, BC to visit family, where he met his pride and joy, his wife Anne. The two were married August 15th, 1953 and travelled back to New Dayton where they began their life together, a life of farming, family and faith. August was a pillar of his community and beloved by all who knew him. Over the years, he and Anne supported the community in as many ways as they could, including but not limited to cooking meals at the soup kitchen, delivering meals on wheels, delivering communion, and conducting services at senior’s homes. August was involved in 4H, he was a Cub’s leader for 10 years, drove seniors to mass and was a greeter at the church. He gave all of himself and if there was something to be done, he would be the one to do it. August and Anne built a Shrine for the Blessed Virgin Mary in their backyard with help from the family. On August 15th, 1988, August and Anne hosted the first annual pilgrimage to the Holey Double A Marion Shrine which would grow to be a beloved community event, attended by visitors from all over the world. They continued to host these celebrations for 30 years. August enjoyed baseball and basketball and was curling into his eighties. Above all, he loved his family and cherished all events that brought them together, from sausage making to family reunions.

Besides his loving wife Anne, August is survived by his children David (Ann), Bernadette, Joseph (Tina), Anita (Warren), Stephen (Michelle), and Bradley (Cheryl). August is also survived by his grandchildren, including Travis (Ana), Shawn (Jenay), Matthew, Chelsea (Daniel), Paul (Melissa), Scott (Dana), Katie, Levi, Tyler and Eliot, and his great grandchildren Kiana, Dean, Mason, Hayes, Wren, Clara, James, Felix, Charlotte and Owen. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, foster children and their families. He was predeceased by his daughter Theresa. August was a loving husband and father, a good and faithful servant of the lord, a man after God’s heart. He led by example and will be greatly missed by all. We know that our blessed mother Mary was there to welcome August into the loving arms of Jesus Christ.

A private family Vigil Rites/Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, January 7, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/August-Kaupp.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www. mbfunerals.com/obituary/August-Kaupp. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Flowers and donations are gratefully declined.

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Susan Klassen

1933 – 2022

On January 1, 2022, our dear mom passed away peacefully in her home into God’s graces at the age of 88 years.

Susan Matilda Klassen was born on December 20, 1933, in Namaka AB to Cornelius and Anna Boschmann. In the early years of her life her family moved to Blue Ridge AB to homestead, living in a log cabin that her father built and later settled on a farm near Tofield AB. After her schooling, she went on to work in the Edmonton Hospital. Susan met the love of her life Dan at a Mennonite Provincial Youth Gathering in Rosemary. Susan also attended Mennonite Bible Institute in Didsbury where their friendship continued and eventually led to their marriage on a beautiful fall day October 23, 1955. Susan and Dan started married life together farming in Coaldale for 2 years, and then moved to Tofield for 2 years to continue farming there but after two successive crop failures due to weather they moved back to the farm in Coaldale where they raised their 3 children and farmed together for nearly 45 years. Susan was involved in the Goodwill Club at the Coaldale Mennonite Church where she was a member. She also volunteered for a number of years at the MCC store in Lethbridge.

Mom and Dad loved the mountains, spending time in Waterton and Montana every year. They even took up skiing and enjoyed doing that with their family. Mom was a very artistic and creative woman. She made doll furniture and sewed doll clothes, did artex, spent many hours sewing clothing for her children, enjoyed puzzles, embroidery, and crocheting many afghans for her children and grandchildren. She loved baking and cooking and made sure we never left her home hungry! She could also play a very competitive game of crokinole and usually won! She enjoyed working on their yard and in her flower beds which always had an abundance of beautiful roses. Mom was a quiet lady, soft spoken with a big heart and much love for her family. She loved her Lord and Savior, her beloved husband Dan, her children, precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her great grandchildren always put a smile on her face.

She is sadly missed by her son Bruce (Colleen) Klassen and their children Michelle (Ryan) Harding, Ashley (Morgan) Otte, Cameron (Elisha) Klassen; daughter Dianne (Brian) Hildebrandt and their children Lauren (Colin) Dueck, Lee (Paulina) Hildebrandt, Alana (Levi) Keith; daughter Brenda (Dennis) Holzli and their children Devon (Diana) Holzli, Brittany (Logan) Siebert; seven great grandchildren; brother David Boshmann; nieces and nephews.

Susan was pre-deceased by her loving husband Dan Klassen in 2007; parents Cornelius and Anna Boschmann; sisters Helen Heidebrecht, Margaret (who died in infancy) Anne Wiens.

A private family burial will be held, where Susan will be laid to rest in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery next to her husband Dan.

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Lenora Christina Parr

(nee Bossert)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Lenora Parr of Lethbridge, announce her passing on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Chinook Regional Hospital.

Lenora was born in Medicine Hat, AB, the youngest of four children and received her education there. She then moved to Toronto, Ontario where she entered the work force. She was married and gave birth to her first son Lyle. The family then moved back to Alberta, residing here until her death, eventually living in Milk River where her daughter Sara-Jane was born.

Lenora enjoyed her time in Milk River with her many long-time friends, was active in C.W.L as well as a parishioner at St. Peters Church. She became very involved in her children’s schooling and activities over the years, watching them achieve their many goals. Lenora and Sara-Jane eventually moved to Lethbridge, and again entered the work force until her retirement. Lenora also became involved with S.A.C.L.A, having mentally challenged roommates, and Lethbridge Family Services (part time as a caregiver). Mom had a great passion for the less fortunate. Upon retirement, she was able to travel, and especially loved “cruising”.

Granny adored being with her grandchildren, spending time going to movies, baking bushels of cookies, babysitting, and especially loved watching them in their activities and achieving their many goals. She thoroughly enjoyed her extended stays with her granddaughter Sydney, where they had very special times together. All this was done with great love.

Lenora will be lovingly remembered by her son Lyle (Cynthia) Parr; daughter Sara-Jane (Warren) Schnoor. She will be cherished and remembered by her grandchildren Tyson (Jessie) Parr, Erica (Ryan) Larsen, Evan (Michelle) Parr, and Sydney Schnoor; step grandchildren Jordan (Melissa) Schnoor, Stevi and Keanen Schnoor; great grandchildren Koen and Reece Parr, Jordynn and Brooks Larsen, Jeremy Parr, Sophie and Grace Schnoor and her sister Isabel Hok of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. Aunt Lenora will be remembered by her special nephew Harvey (Marlene) Janke; as well as many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special friends.

Lenora was pre-deceased by her parents Emil and Elma Bossert; sister Evelyn Janke and brother Marvin Bossert, special niece Darlene Keyowski, and great granddaughters Henlee, Quinn, and Calla Larsen.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.

The family invites those who wish to view the service via Livestream to do so by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Leonora-Parr and scrolling to the bottom of the obituary.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Lenora’s name to a charity of your choice.

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HELEN PURKINS, of Lethbridge, passed away tragically at the age of 48 years.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:00 A.M with Father Kevin Tumback Celebrating.

Interment to follow at Royal View Cemetery.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 50 guests. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. Facemasks are mandatory and will be available upon entry.

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