June 22nd, 2024

TUESDAY, January 18, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 18, 2022.

AMES

Helen Ames (Simpson) passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022, at Vista Village in Pincher Creek at the age of 91.

Helen was born in Pincher Creek to William and Winnifred Jean Simpson (Hunter) on January 30, 1930. She spent her early years on the family farm south of Pincher Creek, in the Twin Butte area, with her parents and siblings Ronald, Norma, Gwen, and Leonard.

Helen moved to Calgary to train as a teacher and received her certification from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). She returned to Pincher Creek and married Edward (Ted) Ames in 1952. They resided in Pincher Creek for several years and it was here that they began their family, which included three daughters and one son: Deborah (John; Nathan and Stevie); Kenneth (Christine; Erin, Chantelle, Kaylee, and Dylan); Lynne (Les; Chelsey, Troy, and Zachary); and Lorna (Alan; Lisa, Toni, Kelly, and Cori). Helen and Ted moved to Edmonton in 1963 when Ted got a job with the Alberta government and this became their home for just over 10 years.

Helen was a dedicated and well-respected teacher, devoting her career to the education of young children. Her grandchildren can all attest to the value that Helen placed on education, which included everything from early lessons about the ABCs, the joy of poems and books, and the encouragement to be a lifelong learner. After their years in Edmonton, they moved south again, and she continued to teach in Vulcan and Champion until her retirement while Ted continued to work for the provincial parks department.

After a brief interlude in Lethbridge, Helen and Ted retired to Pincher Creek to be closer to friends and family. These were busy and happy years. Helen loved to meet her friends for coffee, head out of town for a day of fishing or berry-picking, work in her flower garden, and corral anyone she could into a game of crib. Perhaps most of all, Helen loved to spend time at “the farm,” the old Simpson homestead that was the base for many family gatherings and grandchildren visits over the years. For her family, which includes 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, some of their most cherished memories of Helen will be of times spent at the farm.

After being widowed for 11 years, in 2012 Helen married Ted Gourley of Salt Lake City. This happy late-in-life union also meant that Helen gained 5 stepchildren, Robert (Sharon), Debbie (Ty), Robyn, Kelly (Sten), and Valerie (Rand), and many step-grand- and great-grandchildren.

Helen, ever the teacher, passed on many lessons in her life. Some were small (which grasshoppers made the best fish bait). Some were big (have a job and a plan before you get married). Some, we must admit, annoyed us a little (do you have a coupon for that?). Some were more important than we realized at the time (you’ll have to weather quite a few scratches to get the best raspberries). All of them were meaningful.

Helen, an independent and resilient woman, will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. She was predeceased by her first husband Ted Ames, her son Ken, her brother Ron, her sister Norma, and her stepdaughter Valerie.

Helen’s family would like to extend a warm thank-you to her doctor, home care nurses, and the staff at Vista Village.

Arrangements are in care of Eden’s Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. If you wish, donations can be made in memory of Helen to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

Condolences may be sent through http://www.edensfuneralhome.com.


ARNOLD

May 7, 1945 – January 15, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of BERNARD “BEN” ANTHONY VICTOR EDWARD ARNOLD, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 76 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Marg Boyd

1936 – 2022

Marg Boyd of Lethbridge, beloved mother of Brad (Sue) Bengry and Brent Bengry, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the age of 85 years.

In keeping with her wishes, Marg will be privately remembered by her family and friends.

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


DEANE

FRANK DEANE, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Edith Deane, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 17, 2022 at the age of 90 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


FIRST CHARGER

RICHARD FIRST CHARGER passed away surrounded by his family at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 34 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


GRANT

ELIZABETH “BETTY” ANN GRANT, beloved wife of the late David Grant of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at the Good Sam’s Park Meadows Village on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 69 years

Betty will be remembered privately by her family and close friends. Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HOLT

LUELLA BERNICE BURBANK HOLT passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022 with family by her side, at the Good Samaritan’s in Magrath, Alberta at the age of 96.

She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren in the Gray and Holt families

Luella was predeceased by her parents Alden Marion Burbank and Millie Simmons Burbank, by her first husband, Ray Gray, and her three sons, Larry, Donnie and Dennis Gray and her second husband, Murray Holt.

She was born July 6, 1925 in Claresholm, Alberta and lived in Fort Macleod, Raymond and Cardston.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Wednesday January 19, 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at SALMON AND SONS FUNERAL HOME (433 Stubb Ross Rd South, Lethbridge).

Interment will be at the TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday January 20, 2022.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca



KORVER

WILLEMTJE “WINNIE” KORVER (NEE BOSMA) passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the age of 85 years, surrounded by her sons.

She was the beloved spouse of the late Case Korver for almost 60 years.

She was a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother to Nick & Greta (Erik & Brittany, William, Makenna) (Jenessa & Marco), Harry & Sharon (Jaylen & Laura) (Kendra & Justin), Randy & Lisa (Reed) (Bethany) (Elaina). She is also survived by her brothers Fred (Margaret) Bosma and Andy (Nellie) Bosma, brothers-in-law Bill (Hilda) Korver and Arie (Bev) Korver, sisters-in-law Ann Korver & Hennie Korver, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Andries (Andrew) & Lampkje Bosma, sister & brother-in-law Louis & Betty Brandsma, brother Herman Bosma, sister Janet Bosma, sister-in-law Anne Bosma, Father & Mother-in-law Nicholas & Grace Korver, brothers-in-law Cor Korver, Nick Korver, sister and brother-in-law Grace & Morris Maheux, and nephews Grant Maheux and Paul Korver.

Winnie was born on May 15, 1936 in Katwijk, Friesland. At the age of 14, the Bosma family immigrated to Southern Alberta in 1950.

In March 1962, she married Case Korver and they were blessed with 3 sons. They farmed north of Coaldale until they moved to Coaldale in 1996. In December 2020, they moved to Elim Village in Lethbridge.

Winnie was a faithful member of the Christian Reformed Church. She was a house cleaner to various families for many years in Lethbridge and Coaldale. She loved to bake, knit blankets for family members and Blankets for Canada, and reading. She loved when her family came for visits (especially the grandchildren) or going for a day trip or drive with Dad in the countryside.

She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by her family and all who knew her. The family would like to thank all the staff & residents of Elim Village for assisting Mom over the past three months, and to the Doctors and nurses at the hospital for their care.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Following this service, a public Worship Service will be held at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH – 522 Highway Ave, Nobleford, AB at 1:30 PM with Pastor Frank Lanting officiating. The Worship Service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Winnie’s obituary on the Cornerstone website as well as via the church’s website or by using the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTIwikb8KqutMxctFXMw6A

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Streets Alive Mission (streetsalive.ca).

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


MANY BEARS

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of FLOYD BRUNO MANY BEARS, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle nephew and cousin, at the Kainai Continuing Care Centre, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Martin Eagle Child officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. Kindly RSVP your attendance to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca The Funeral Service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Bruno’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

Following the Funeral Service, Floyd will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Korine, in the Many Bears Family Plot on the Blood Reserve.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


NAKAMA

DOUG NAKAMA, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at home, on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the age of 70 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


PISKO

JORDAN PISKO, of Blairmore, AB, beloved son of Robert Pisko and Linda Comstock, passed away suddenly, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 43 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SARKI

YADU RAJ SARKI, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly, on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the age of 26 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


KENNETH WAYNE SLOANE

February 8, 1943 – January 16, 2022

Ken was born in 1938 in Bassano, Alberta. As a young man, he began working for his father at the Alberta Wheat Pool in Taber, cleaning grain cars and the elevator yard, and other daily chores. He later worked for United Feeds as a truck driver, delivering animal feed to Southern Alberta farmers. He then worked for the Department of Transport at the Lethbridge Airport. He spent his retirement enjoying the company of his family and friends, and for 10 years presided over the Annual Ken Sloane Fishing Derby, where he created lasting memories for the many participants. Ken was known for his love of horses and all things western, especially his extensive CD collection.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Faye and Alfred Sloane, his brothers Bryce, Terry, Ralph and Melvin, and his in-laws Dave and Louise Goertzen.

He is survived by his loving wife Sharon, daughter Lori Watt, stepsons Tim (Jodie) Neufeld, Trevor Neufeld, and Terry Neufeld, as well as his grandchildren Katie and Nolan Watt, Teagan and Rylen Neufeld, and Trystyn, Taylor, Tawnee and Trayce Neufeld, sisters-in law Verona Sloane, Bev Sloane and Lois Sloane, and his in-laws Gerry and Brenda Goertzen, Bob and Nola Handsaeme, Dan and Leona Goertzen, Doug and Wendy Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

We wish to thank the staff of Edith Cavell Care Centre for their care of him over the last 4 years, and to Dr. Malpica and the nursing staff of the Lethbridge Regional Hospital 4B for their kindness and compassion.

As per Ken’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca)

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



Johanna Sosick

1929 – 2022

On Monday, January 10, 2022, Johanna Sosick passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, with her daughter, Jackie, by her side.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 St N, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Derek Remus celebrant. An Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Due to current COVID restrictions both the Prayers and Mass Service are by invitation only and we respectfully ask others to join the live stream by going to https://www.mbfunerals. com/obituary/Johanna-Sosick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Special Olympics (#1 -2810 5 Ave N. Lethbridge, T1H-0P1).

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


Peter Trefan

1933 – 2022

Mr. Peter Trefan of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Trefan passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at the age of 88 years. Also left to mourn are his five sons; Nick (Patricia), Peter, Randy (Shirley), Terry, and Jack (Natalie).

Peter chose to be privately remembered by his family and friends.

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


Urasaki, Roy Masayoshi

Nov. 25, 1938 – Jan. 15, 2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Roy Masayoshi Urasaki, passed away on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at the age of 83 years, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Roy is survived by his son Jim (Cindy) and their children Jenna and Kobe, his daughter Rumi and her children Evian, Ocean and Skyy and their father Miro Kyjac. He is pre-deceased by his loving wife, Shizuko and his son, George.

On Friday, January 21, 2022, friends of the family are welcome to attend a viewing from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home 703 -13 St N, Lethbridge.

A Memorial Service celebrating Dad’s life will be held later in the spring.

To send condolences and to view obituary please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


WILSON

Robert “Bob” Wilson beloved husband of the late Kathy Wilson, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 in Raymond, Alberta.

A Graveside Service will take place on Saturday, January 22, at 11:00 am at TEMPLE HILL CEMETERY in Raymond.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.salmonandsons.ca


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