June 14th, 2024

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 13, 2022.


MRS. PATRICIA NORMA AMIES – or Pat – as she was most commonly known – was born in Croydon, Surrey on September 10, 1934 to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Sercombe. She has one sibling, David (Heather), who is living in Australia, aged 90. Her father Reuben was in the Royal Air Force and was subjected to regular postings. Consequently, Pat attended several schools, notably Worthing High School for Girls and a school in Wilhelmshaven, Germany run by the British military for service children. In October 1953 she enrolled in the London Hospital Physiotherapy School and graduated in 1956 as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists of England. During her time at the London Hospital, she met, fell in love with and married David, a medical student. Their marriage lasted 65 years until her death.

Pat bore three daughters Sarah (Scott), Caroline and Abigail (Andy) and became the grandmother of Nate (Amma), Mackenzie (Peter), Skye and Katya. Patricia had three great grandchildren, Emmett, Aria, and Enzo.

David’s career took her to Nigeria, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Canada and Australia and their travels enabled her to experience over forty countries. Wherever possible Patricia practised her profession. Pat and David emigrated to Canada in 1974 and became citizens in 1976.

Pat’s hobbies and interests included dancing, choral singing, acting on the stage, quilting, dressage, skiing, water sports of all kinds, cooking, and bridge. Her great love was the theatre, and she took leading roles with several amateur societies. She proved so adept that she took the plunge and secured a number of roles on the professional stage in Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver as well as parts on both radio and television.

Pat’s final years were marred by arthritis and heart ailments. Mercifully her terminal illness was brief.

She died at home in her own bed on Friday April 8, much loved by her husband, family and their cherished pup, Yoshi.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Pat’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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


EDGAR THOMAS ANDERSON, beloved husband of Janet Anderson, passed away on Saturday April 9, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 2:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints KNIGHT STREET CHAPEL (260 E 200 N, Raymond, AB). The livestream will be available on the Salmon and Sons website.

Friends are welcome to meet with the family on Thursday from 1:00 to 1:45pm prior to the Service at the Church.

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


June 22, 1940 – April 7, 2022

MAIDRA DOREEN CALDERWOOD, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Calderwood, passed away peacefully at Cedar Creek Assisted Living, on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the age of 81 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family for a Visitation that will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Following the visitation, there will be a Graveside Service at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:00 P.M. for family and friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at the MIZ CITY CHURCH, 502 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, when all family members are able to attend, on Saturday May 28, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. with Bishop Daniel Zopoula officiating, with a reception following the service.

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Jentien (Jenny) Cooke (nee: de Jong)

May 15, 1929 – April 9, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Jenny Cooke at 95 years of age. Jenny passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, Alberta with family by her side on April 9, 2022.

Jenny was the first child born to Hendrika Zandbergen and Heine de Jong, on May 15, 1926 in Vroomshoop, The Netherlands. As Jenny grew up, she helped raise her five brothers and four sisters.

Jenny immigrated to Canada in 1952 with her first husband Henk and their two children, Herman and Rhea, settling in Niagara Falls, Ontario. After Henk’s passing in 1953 , Jenny met and married Ernie Cooke in 1955 in Cornwall, Ontario. Jenny and Ernie had two children together, Eddy and Cecil. When Ernie passed in 1959, Jenny was 33, and widowed twice. She moved her four young children to Thunder Bay to be nearer to family. After moving there, she worked several different jobs to support her family and the foster children she helped raise. She went on to marry two more amazing men, that she was forever grateful for having in her life.

Jenny’s four children went on to bless her with 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. One of her biggest joys was watching the family grow. Jenny loved to knit, especially slippers for family, friends and overseas missions as well as sending and receiving beautiful cards and letters. She loved a good game of Rummikub and even at the age of 95 could give you a run for your money. She also loved music, especially Jim Reeves, to which she sang along to right up until her passing. She even taught many songs to the wonderful staff at Cedar Creek Adaptacare where she lived the last six months of her life.

Jenny lived her last six months in Lethbridge, Alberta near her many relatives. She told everyone that the trip from Thunder Bay to Lethbridge in the motorhome with her sons Herman and Eddy and granddaughters Kristen and Kelly were some of the most fun days she ever had. She did not want that trip to end.

Jenny was a loving wife, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend to many. She was a strong, brave, passionate woman who always spoke her mind. She was resilient and lived her life for the Lord, through the good times and the bad.

She is survived by Herman and his wife Emma, Rhea, Eddy and his wife Shaunna, daughters-in-law Roxanne, Lori and Kathy and her many descendants.

She was predeceased by her son Cecil, grandson Cory, son-in-law Jim, several of her siblings, parents, in-laws, and her four husbands. She will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 13 at 2PM at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5 Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name.

You are mine”

Candace Hanson-Opp

March 28, 1947 – April 8, 2022

CANDACE ELAINE HANSON-OPP (nee Kuzyk), also known as Mom, Auntie Candace, AC and most importantly Grandma, passed away peacefully with her husband and children by her side, at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital, on Friday, April 8th, 2022, at the age of 75 years.

Born in Red Lake, Ontario on March 28th, 1947, she was the middle child of Harry and Josephine Kuzyk. When she was a teenager, she moved to Winnipeg to finish high school and this is where were she meet her first husband, Butch. Candace and Butch had three children, Christy, Kari and Leif. After moving to Calgary and then Canmore, they made their home in Claresholm in 1984. After the passing of Butch in 1988, Candace took up golf and met Terry, who became her best friend, her husband and her love. They were married in 1995 and later moved to Lethbridge in 1997 to be closer to their children as they attended post- secondary.

Candace will be missed by many and for those luckily enough to know her, they will have a lifetime of memories to look back on. Candace was known for her determination, work ethic and selfless nature. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, watching them grow and hearing about all their activities.

She is survived by her husband, Terry, her children, Christy (Chris), Kari (Dave) and Leif (Julie) and her 5 grandchildren, Charlie, Berkley, Ashling, Connor and Cael. She also leaves behind her sister Maeve and many brothers and sisters in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Candace was predeceased by her first husband Butch, her parents, Harry and Josephine, brother Greg and sister-in-law Sharon Brown.

Candace, Mom, Auntie, AC and Grandma will be lovingly remembered and forever missed.

A private celebration of life will be held at a future date.

Condolences may be made at http://www.zentnerfuneralhomes.com



WILLIAM ALFRED JOHNSON, lovingly known as Bill, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with his wife Rose Johnson by his side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

A Graveside Service will be held on ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY, 525 – 6 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Kevin Tumback officiating.

A celebration of life will be held later in the summer, details to follow.

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Ellen King

1918 – 2022

It is with intense sadness that the family of Ellen King announces her passing on April 4, 2022. Ellen was in her 105th year. Ellen lived an exceptional life, beloved by her family and friends.

A private Inurnment Ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The service will be recorded and posted later on https://www.fh websites.org/ymb/obituary/Ellen-King for those who wish to watch.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 5Y8.

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


June 12, 1926 – April 10, 2022

LUCILLE ALICE MILLER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Legacy Lodge, on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at the age of 95 years.

Mom is survived by her children: Larry & Kathy Canfield and family of Stirling, AB; Lynne & Stewart Orr and family of Edmonton, AB; Patricia & Don Schielke and family of Lethbridge, AB; and Yvonne & Hal Wakelin and family of Lethbridge, AB. She was also Grandma to 15 grandchildren and Great-Grandma to 32 great- grandchildren.

Mom was predeceased by three of her sons, Michael, David and Bruce, who are now together again.

Mom lived a long life and enjoyed many years of travelling in her golden years. Legacy Lodge was Mom’s home for the last ten years and we are so grateful to all the staff for their endless care and kindness to her.

Thank you to Dr. Michael Cunningham for his care and compassion for our mother the past couple of years, and thank you to Pastor Richard Brown of Immanuel Lutheran Church for his spiritual support of many years.

A private Family Memorial for our mom and brother Bruce will be held at a later date.

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Magnus “Mag” Nelson

1933 – 2022

It is with great sadness the family of Mag Nelson announce his passing in Lethbridge, on Thursday March 24, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/ obituary/MagnusMag-Nelson and scroll to the bottom of the page.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation to one of the worthy causes below:

Canadian Cancer Society 1-800-268-8874 (Donate). Connect@cancer.ca

Henderson Lake Junior Golf Program. Office.HLGC @gmail.com

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Walter Pashuk

1923 – 2022

Mr. Walter Pashuk of Lethbridge, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Beverley Pashuk, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at the age of 98 years.

Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.

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


LESLEY-ANN DARCEL SHOUTING, passed away on April 1, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the age of 32 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at White Calf Hall, Stand Off on Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 am.

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


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Oma and old Oma Corrie Van Driesten, of Fort Macleod at the age of 81 years. Born February 22nd, 1941, passed away in Fort Macleod on April 11th, 2022.

She is survived by her children, Elsa (Dennis) Nathe, Andrea (George) Feyter, John (Aleida) Van Driesten, Henry (Leanne Dahl) Van Driesten, Conroy Van Driesten; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Corrie is also survived by her sisters, Aartje (Evert Vander Weijden) Van Middendorp, Lientje Beusekom, Rita (Gerald Beekman), Nellie (Jim) Chymboryk, Bertha (Walter) Rosendal, also sister-in-laws Hennie Van Middendorp, Eefje van Middendorp and Riek Van Driesten, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Corrie is predeceased by her loving husband , Joe Van Driesten, also parents Andries and Hendrika Van Middendorp, brothers Gijs van Middendorp, Drees Van Middendorp, parents-in-law, Martinus and Elizabeth Van Driesten brother-in-laws Arnold Beusekom, Maas Van Driesten, Bill Van Driesten and sister-in-law Wilma Van Driesten.

Corrie and Joe were married August 17th, 1961, in The Netherlands. Together they came to Alberta and made their home South of Fort Macleod and resided there until her passing.

A Condolence Service will be held between 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. on Saturday April 16, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Avenue, Fort Macleod, AB.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday April 18, 2022, at the Reformed Congregation of North America in Monarch, AB, with Elder Paul Wander officiating.

Memorial Donation in lieu of flowers may be made to Bethesda Home for Seniors, 701 3A Street South Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0.

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

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