July 20th, 2024

TUESDAY, March 22, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 22, 2022.

Michael Henry Dixon Broadbent

June 15, 1925 – March 19, 2022

Michael Broadbent left this earthly realm at the grand age of 96 years He was bright of mind but weak of body and ready to join his soulmate Patricia and son Keith who passed before him.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane (Greg) Senda, and grandchildren Mika (Jesse) and Teio (Jessica). He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by his sisters Barbara and Joan. Michael was born in Hale, Cheshire, England on June 15, 1925 to Stanley and Dorothy Broadbent.

Michael led a life rich with adventure. At an early age, it was discovered that Michael was an exceptional sprinter. He was selected to represent the British Olympic team at the 1948 games in London, England. However, an unfortunate injury put a quick end to that dream.

At the age of 17, he became Sub Lieutenant Michael Broadbent for the British Navy. He served on aircraft carriers Unicorn and Glory in the South Pacific.

Michael became a mechanical engineer and brought his family to start a new life in Canada. Michael, Patricia, Keith and Jane lived in London, Ontario before finally settling in Windsor. Five years ago, Michael and Patricia moved to Lethbridge to be near daughter Jane.

Michael and Patricia lead a happy, satisfying life. And now they’re together again.

I’d like to thank the St. Therese Villa staff and caregivers in 2E for their loving care and friendship to Dad and his caregivers who helped him in Windsor.

At Michael’s request, he will be remembered privately by his family and friends. If desired, donations to a charity of one’s choice are appreciated.

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DAVIDSON

JESSE DEAN DAVIDSON, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the age of 27 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB – on Thursday, March 24, at 1:00 PM, with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

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DICK

HENRY JOHN DICK, beloved husband of Leona Dick, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the age of 99 years.

A Viewing will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

A Funeral Service will be held at LETHBRIDGE MENNONITE CHURCH, 4303 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Ryan Dueck officiating.

Henry will be laid to rest in Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery.

To send a condolence, please visit

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Jeffrey Forrest

1943 – 2022

Mr. Jeffrey Forrest of Coaldale passed away at Taber Long Term Care on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at the age of 79 years.

Jeff will be privately remembered by his family and friends.

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GOUW

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of SHIRLEY ABBIE (BAILIE) GOUW, beloved wife of 60 years to Jim Gouw. Shirley passed away at St. Mike’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 80 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB – on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM with Reverend Dewald Delport officiating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


IVINS

CONNIE (DOREEN) IVINS, age 85, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2022, on her ranch. She was born on August 19th, 1936, in Cardston, Alberta and she was one of two children. After high school, she trained as a lab technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and returned to work in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was crowned the first Miss Rodeo Canada in 1955. Connie met and married Bob Robinson in 1957. She raised five children and worked various jobs, including retail and central entry for the Pro Rodeo Association. In 1990 she returned to the ranch to take care of her father. Connie remained there and managed the ranch, which became the family home for many years. Left to honour Connie and remember her love are her children, Lori (C.W. Green), JoAnne (Robert Hoff), Cara (Phil Page), Duane Robinson (Vicky), and Bruce Robinson (Kathy); 15 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; her nephews and nieces, Richard, Mary, Terry (Jennifer and Cougar), and Marsha (Doug).

She is predeceased by her mother and father, Charlie and Florence Ivins; brother, Gary Ivins. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Lloyd Clark, homecare nurse Lana, caregiver Deb Zemp, and Chinook Lodge caregivers, notably Tammy, Terry, Mary, Debbie, and Loraine. Connie will be remembered for her sharpshooting, love of nature, and many good times with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame (cheques payable to CRHA, Box, 18069 Shawnessy RPO Calgary, AB T2Y-0K3), or The Canadian Lung Association. A celebration of Connie’s life will be announced at a later date.

To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


LUTWICK

RICHARD “DICK” LUTWICK, beloved husband of Susan Lutwick (nee Cook), passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital with his family by his side on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the age of 65 years.

Besides his beloved wife Susan, Dick is survived by his daughter Kendall (Matt) Tremblay, son Justin Lutwick and grandson Vincent Tremblay; brother Blaine Lutwick; sisters Carol (Troy Vance) Lutwick, Myrna (Al) Doktorchik, Jan Pawlak and chosen sister Linda Larsen as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He will also be missed by those he gained as family when he married Susan: Jane (Terry) Kirkman, Darren Cook, Sharon (Kurt) Veer and Patricia (Gary) Pohl.

Dick’s family would like to sincerely thank the paramedics, Dr. Orr and the ER staff, and Dr. Spence and all of the staff of the ICU at the Chinook Regional Hospital for the care given to Dick and to his family in the week prior to his passing.

A Celebration of Dick’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. with Jan Pawlak as Mistress of Ceremonies.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dick, please pass on an act of kindness to someone in need.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Corey Martin

1948 ~ 2022

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mr. Corey Martin announce his peaceful passing at St. Joseph’s Home – Carmel Hospice, Medicine Hat on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at the age of 73 years.

Further  announcements will follow upon completion of the arrangements. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouthland.com

Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility


Rose Meier

1946 – 2022

   Rosella Marie Meier of Taber, beloved wife of Donald Meier, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 75 years.

  Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 25, 2022 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

  The Funeral Service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

   Those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Rose’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 1:45 P.M. on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The livestream will start at 2:00 P.M.

  Rose leaves a legacy of love and family. She was cherished by her husband Don Meier and all her children Kevin (Maria) Meier of Calgary, Donna (Lindsey) Hughes of Sylvan Lake, John Meier of Lethbridge and Colin (Judy) Meier of Lethbridge; daughter-in-law Tracy Stratton; grandchildren Britney, Dominique, Brianne, Alexandra, Nicole, Brooklyn, Dylan, Taylor, Jenna, Chace, Kurtis, Sebastian and Gabriel were her pride and joy and their love for her shone like a brilliant star.

  She was predeceased by her son Kevin, parents, sisters and a brother.

  Rose was born September 29, 1946 in Leader, Saskatchewan to Peter and Mary Steinkey. She married Donald Meier on April 24, 1965. Rose loved curling, traveling, fishing, camping, western music, spending hours on the phone with you and most of all she loved participating in all the accomplishments of her grandchildren. From birthdays, plays, performances, grads and more and she was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild. Rose loved her immediate and extended family fiercely.

  To our cherished and beloved wife, mom, nana, family member and friend, may you rest in peace along side your beloved son and may you continue to guide us, watch over us and inspire us. You will never be forgotten and always be in our hearts.

  If friends so desire memorial tributers in Rose’s name may be made directly to the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, 5757  – 4 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 1K8 (http://www.kidscancercare.ab.ca) or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 (http://www.albertacancer.ca).

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

(403) 223-8778.


Anne Mikla

1925 – 2022

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Anne Louise Westhora-Mikla, announce her passing in Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the age of 97 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and at the church prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 between 12:00 P.M. and 12:40 P.M.

The funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

Those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Anne’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 12:45 P.M. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The livestream will start at 1:00 P.M.

Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Grayson Mutter

1992 – 2022

Grayson Mutter, beloved husband to Devin and adoring dad to Rylee passed away of natural causes on March 16th, 2022, at the age of 29 years.

He was a dearly loved son to Shannon (Rod) Vedres, son-in-law to Lianne Dingle and Bryan (Janet) Corning, brother to Tiana (Tyler) Pollock and Fayla (Cam) Van Rijn, brother-in-law to Trent (Kayla) Corning, Theryn and Rhys Corning, grandson to Gord (Sandi) Mutter and Augusta (Ken) Walter, uncle, nephew and friend.

He is remembered for his love of cars and camping, living life “on all four wheels”. All who knew Grayson were impacted by his warmth, humour, friendship, willingness to help and the way he loved those around him.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LETHBRIDGE, at 4717 24 Ave. South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Go Fund Me for Devin and Rylee. https://gofund.me/70bcf639

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Petronella “Nell” Cornelia Ouwerkerk

April 30, 1932 – March 20, 2022

“By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me – a prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8

It is with deep sadness we announce that our dearest Mother and Oma, Nell Ouwerkerk (nee van Waardhuizen) passed away peacefully and was taken to be with the Lord on March 20, 2022 at the age of 89 years. She had a beautiful heart and was a loving caregiver and dear friend to many people all her life, most recently at Bethesda Care Home where she lived.

Nell will be greatly missed by her children, Hetty Jo Schultz, Joanne Grace, Sharon Ouwerkerk, Pete (Melanie) Ouwerkerk, Richard Ouwerkerk, and daughter-in-law Karen Ouwerkerk; precious Oma to Kelly (Sarah) Norgard, Cassie (Cale) McLean, Ian Ouwerkerk, Graham (Kaitlin) Ouwerkerk, Makenzie (Brandon) Schultz, Dustin (Alyssa) Ouwerkerk; and loving Great-Oma to Grayson, Owen, Easton, and Mason.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Bill van Waardhuizen (Harriet-dec.), Dan (Helen) van Waardhuizen, Corry (Jake-dec.) Aleman, and Mary (Harm-dec.) DeMooy; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack deKoning, Joan van Waardhuizen, Tony Ouwerkerk, Irene Hollander, Cor Ouwerkerk, and Alice Ouwerkerk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed very much.

Nell was predeceased by her beloved husband Bill Ouwerkerk, cherished son Brian Ouwerkerk, sister Henny deKoning, brother Pete van Waardhuizen, her dearest friend Jacoba Franken, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

A Condolence Service will be held 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 – 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Netherlands Reformed Congregation Church in Fort Macleod, 2608 – 7th Avenue, on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod.

Nell’s family would like to give a very special thank you to Daniel Arnoldussen and all of the Staff at Bethesda Care Home for the loving care and kindness given to our Mom over the years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, P.O. Box 1096, Picture Butte, AB, TOK 1VO

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


RELF

MARJORIE ELIZABETH RELF, of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Therese Villa on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the age of 82.

A Family Service will be held in Brandon, Manitoba at a later date.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SANTONI

DANILO SANTONI passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the age of 76 years. It is with deep sadness but great relief that Danny has come to the end of his cancer journey.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME-2825 32nd Street South, Lethbridge, AB – on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 7:00 PM with Sharon Hagel officiating.

A Memorial Mass will be held at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 St. North, Lethbridge, AB – Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM, with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.

To send a condolence, please visit

http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


Allan Schaaf

1946 – 2021

Allan Clarence Schaaf of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sandie Schaaf, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021 at the age of 75 years.

Allan was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and grew up in Scandia helping on the ranch with his family, mostly staying out of trouble. He moved to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta, where he met and married Sandie, and graduated with a Masters in Entomology. They married in June 1970. Once graduated, he and Sandie moved overseas, living a few adventures in Jamaica and Guyana before coming back to Alberta. They eventually settled in Lethbridge where they raised a family, built a business, taught their kids to camp, and enjoyed the company of many friends near and far. In his spare time, he would almost always be found in the shop with sawdust in his hair or reading another book. After 19 years as business owners, Allan and Sandie were able to retire and enjoy a few more adventures with friends and family.

Allan could be relied upon to help, to share his insight, and make some kind of smart-ass comment.

Allan is predeceased by his father Clarence, and brother Leslie.

Besides his loving wife Sandie, Allan is survived by his mother Marjory, brother Armen, sister Teresa, three sons and their spouses, Aaron and Sheri, Nolan and Kim, and Evan and Megan, eight grandchildren, Gareth, Abigail, Chloe, Megan, Amy, Anna, Marshall and Leon, one great grandchild, Malcolm, and many nieces and nephews, step-grandchildren, cousins, and their families.

A Celebration of Allan’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Inurnment will be held 1 hour prior in the MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY.

The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Allan-Schaaf and scrolling to the bottom of Allan’s obituary.

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Betty Elizabeth Scherer

1927 – 2022

Betty Scherer, beloved wife of the late Henry Scherer passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, on March 14th, 2022, at the age of 94.

She leaves her children to cherish her memory, Darlene (Emile) and their family from North Bay, Ontario; Gary (Dianne) and their family from Coaldale, Alberta; Candy (Ed) and their family from Bragg Creek, Alberta; daughter-in-law, Dawn (Terry) and her family from Lethbridge, Alberta; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Betty was predeceased by her five brothers; three sisters; as well as her son, Rocky Scherer. Betty was born at the family farm in Golden Prairie, SK, to John and Christina Spitzer on August 15th, 1927.

At Betty’s request, a private family graveside service will be held at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery in Medicine Hat, where she will reside next to her late husband, Henry.

Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. of your choice. Condolences may be sent through http://www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Betty Scherer.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647.


Gary Sinclair

1956 – 2022

Gary Sinclair of Foremost, beloved husband of Heather Sinclair, passed away at the Bow Island Hospital, on Friday, March 18, 2022, at the age of 65 years.

Gary was born in Lethbridge on December 31, 1956, son to Agnes Sinclair and the late Ray Sinclair; brother to Ken (Val) Sinclair and Joe (Michelle) Sinclair; father to Candice (Kelly) Sinclair and Kirk Sinclair and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

An industrious man Gary apprenticed at the age of 20 and received a Master of Electrical in 1989. Gary founded Foremost Electric in 1988 and continued until 2021. He enjoyed playing in the local men’s Basketball league where he earned his iconic moniker “Wiley”. Gary’s favorite past times included golfing on sunny days, hunting with his longtime friend Steve and sitting on a beach with a tequila in one hand and his wife of (damn near) 40 years in the other. Gary was the singing Electrician who took pride in his work for his community.

Gary is predeceased by his father Ray Sinclair, mother-in-law Maxine Wheeler and father in law George Wheeler.

In keeping with his wishes, a celebration of Gary’s life will take place at a later date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the “Village of Foremost” (Box 159, Foremost, AB, T0K 0X0) with a note stating it’s for the “Foremost Emergency Services”.

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Hank Vanee

1950 – 2022

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. – John 11:25

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father Hank Vanee. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 18, 2022, at the age of 71 years.

A kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, Hank leaves behind his wife Marianne, daughter Wendy (TJ), son Mike (Amber), daughter Vanessa, grandchildren Alisha, Kacee, Cohen, and Millie.

He was predeceased by his parents Reyer and Fennetje Vanee, his brothers Joe, John, Tony, sister Wilma and brothers in-law Maas Van Driesten, Dirk Beekman and Bill Van Driesten. He is survived by his siblings Riek Van Driesten, Dini Vanee (sister-in-law), Matty Vanee (sister-in-law), Janet Vanee, Harry (Lorriane) Vanee, Greta Beekman, Eddie (Gwen) Vanee, Jeanette (Dick) Pols, Rita (Rick) Olson, and Jim (Wendy) Vanee.

Born May 18th, 1950, in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Hank grew up in a large family and eventually settled in Lethbridge. He worked as a New Holland dealer for over 30 years. He deeply valued the lifelong friendships he cultivated with many of his employees and customers over the years. Being a part of the Southern Alberta farming community, the part he loved the most, despite protests from parents, was surprising the children who came to the dealership by giving them a New Holland toy tractor or harvester.

Hank loved to travel and gladly traded in his slippers and sweaters to escape the southern Alberta wind for milder climates like Hawaii. He loved the warm weather and anytime the wind stopped he could be found tending to his perfectly manicured lawn.

His family meant the world to him, and he was forever proud of his children and grandchildren. From taking them for ice-cream to driving them to hockey, Grandpa made sure that each one had every opportunity available to them and he was exceedingly generous and supportive of them all.

Anyone who knew Hank was touched by his kindness, quiet generosity, and mild temperament. He was a friend to all and was always available to listen and give a positive word of encouragement or wisdom.

Hank will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH, AB-3A, Monarch, with Pastor Jan Neels officiating. A private family Interment will be held at the Royal View Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Word and Deed Ministries, 39993 Talbot Line, St Thomas, ON N5P 3T2

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Tina Vos

1940 – 2022

Mrs. Tina Vos of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Roy Vos, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge.

More details to follow.

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