June 19th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 23, 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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MARTIN HYDER, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mary Hyder, passed away at home on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the age of 80 years.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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Karen Koldyk

1959 – 2022

Ms. Karen Koldyk of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the age of 62 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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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 was predeceased by his father Larry, mother Millie, brothers Jimmy and Gerry.

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.

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Marie Mehrer

1948 – 2022

Mrs. Marie Mehrer of Spring Coulee and beloved husband of Mr. Eldon Mehrer, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.

All are welcome to attend a funeral service at 2:00pm on Monday, March 28, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPELS, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Burial will follow in the Stirling Mennonite Cemetery.

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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.

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.

The service will be livestreamed on the Evangelical Free Church YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/bLWibF-SqKM.

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.


A Celebration of Life will be held for WILLIAM (BILL) SIMPSON on Saturday March 26, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Parkbridge Estates Community Hall located at 2928 29 Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

We invite everyone to join us for this open-house style get together to share their favourite stories and memories of Bill and join us in celebrating his life.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca

Tina (Wiepkje) Vos

1940 – 2022

“Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed”

Romans 8:18

Mrs. Tina Vos of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Roy Vos, passed away quietly and went home to her Lord at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the age of 81 years.

Tina was born on September 7, 1940 to Sijbren and Antje Procee in Holwerd, Netherlands. She immigrated to Canada with her family on The Beaverbrae ship, third class passage and arrived in Quebec on May 1, 1950.

On the church steps of Lethbridge CRC, in 1958 her and Roy made eye contact and they never looked back. They were married in 1959 and moved out to Burdett to the family dry land grain farm, where their 3 children were born, Sherry (Arnie) Tenbrinke, Rudy Vos, Tim (Tannis) Vos.

Some of mom’s best memories were cooking for banquets in the Burdett Community Hall. She was in her element, and the bigger the crowd the better!! After several moves in Alberta, even out to Chilliwack BC, they ended up back in Lethbridge March 19, 2020 just as everything shut down or locked down.

Tina will sadly be missed, but not forgotten, by her husband of 62 years Roy, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. By her remaining siblings, and nieces and nephews both in Canada and the Netherlands, and her dear friends. Coming from a large Dutch family of 10 children, the list is long, but these were her siblings: Geert * (Klasske) * Procee, then came Mom Tina* (Roy) Vos, Foekje* (Pieter)* Bouma, Marie* Procee, John* (Tina) Procee, Paul* (Lucy) Procee, Johannes (Cynthia) Procee, Hans Procee, Gerrit (Nelly) *Procee, and Marinus (Helga) Procee. * Indicates passed away.

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. The service will also be lived streamed on the Maranatha You Tube channel. Chaplin George Koopmans officiating. The inurnment of ashes will take place privately at Burdett Highfield Cemetery on a warm summer day at a later date.

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Larry Weatherhead

1938 – 2022

  Lawrence Howard Weatherhead, beloved husband of the late Mavis Weatherhead, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the age of 83 years.

  Relatives and friends are invited to meet with Larry’s family at the Burdett Community Hall, 311 Main Street, Burdett on Saturday, March 26,

2022 between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. A private burial will take place at the Burdett Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

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

(403) 223-8778.

Keith Young

Mar.19, 1941 – Mar.15, 2022

Mr. Keith Young of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Grace Young, and father of Brad and Kelly, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the age of 80 years.

Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L7.

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