July 19th, 2024

THURSDAY, May 5, 2022

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 5, 2022.


Surrounded by her adoring family, HAZEL HARVIE (nee Warnock), age 91, went to be with her Lord on April 27, 2022. Battling COVID, her courageous and loving heart remained a beacon of light for her family and friends.

Hazel is lovingly remembered by her 5 children Arlene (Dan) Driscoll, Gerri (Greg) Koskowich, Dwaila Harvie, Daryl (Sue) Harvie and Darren (Jana) Harvie, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Hazel is survived by 4 siblings and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Hazel was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Dwaine, her parents, a sister and a great grandchild.

Hazel has touched many lives whether it be through her career with the Government of Alberta, her church, or her many roles as a volunteer.

Hazel will be remembered for her faith and love for the Lord; a life, defined by grace, hospitality, joy, and an unconditional love given to all. She will forever remain, a loving mother, precious grandmother, and devoted friend.

A Celebration of Hazel’s Life will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH (to allow for social distancing), 2011 – 15 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Harold Cooper officiating.

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Annie M. Hofer

March 23, 1938 – May 3, 2022

We are saddened to announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our dear sister, aunt and friend Annie M. Hofer on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at the wonderful age of 84 years. Annie was born on March 23, 1938 in Stirling, Alberta.

The Funeral Service will take place at the Wolf Creek Colony, Stirling Alberta, on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Wolf Creek Colony Cemetery.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and wife, Beverley Marie Hoglund, who passed away Friday, April 29, 2022, at the age of 86 years.

Bev will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 68 years, Kenneth Hoglund. She will be deeply missed by her children, Marilyn (Ritchie), Sandra, Joanne (Jeff), Gail, Noreen, Cindy (Mitch); grandchildren, Wes, Lindsay (Steve), Mark (Erin), Melissa (Russ); great-grandchildren, Jordan, Elyse, Kaley, Ty, Jase, Sadie; brother, Wayne (Karon); sister, Joyce; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Melvin and Lois Hanson, she was pre-deceased by her brother Don.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Eden’s Funeral Home, 2424 5th Ave, Fort Macleod, AB.

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John Janzen

Sept. 28, 1928 – May 2022

Mr. John Janzen of Calgary, formerly of Coaldale, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

John was born in Josefstal, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1952.

He leaves behind his loving wife Antonie; three children Hildegard Kapke, Guenther (Brenda) Janzen, Anita (Robert) Yanke as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Friday, May 6, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610- 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 6, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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A private family Interment will be held in the Coaldale Cemetery.

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CRAIG ALLAN KOBEWKA, beloved husband of the late Yvonne Kobewka, passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at the age of 63 years. He leaves behind his son John Kobewka and siblings Nick Kobewka, Corrinne Morgan and Sheldon Kobewka.

Craig will be remembered privately by his family and friends.

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Qiu Yue Li

1930 – 2022

Qiu Yue Li of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ji Tian Zhong, passed away at Extendicare Fairmont Park on April 22, 2022 at the age of 91 years.

Qiu Yue was born June 24, 1930 in Taishan county, Guangdong province, China. She had two brothers – one older and one younger. Qiu Yue was a farmer in China. She was passionate and active community figure – she helped out with making clothes, food, and village celebrations.

Qiu Yue with her husband immigrated to Canada in 1992 to be with her family. In Canada, she helped raise and take care of nine grandchildren. Qiu Yue enjoyed tending to gardens, leisurely walks, paper crafts, mending, and sewing.

Besides her loving husband Ji Tian Zhong, Qiu Yue Li is survived by her three daughters, Yan Yun Zhong, Tracy Cheng, and Susan Luc; two sons, Jian Jing and Jun Xi Zhong; thirteen grandchildren, Ai Feng Zhong; Wei Zi, Xiao Yi, and Can Ming Li; Maggie, Alan, and Mandy Zhong; Andrew, Peter, Jason, and Michelle Cheng; Jenny and Alice Luc; seven great grandchildren, Hai Lin, Ya Lin, and Hai Wei Chen; Sheng Hua, Cui Hua, and Jia Hua Li; and Julie Zhong.

Qiu Yue Li is predeceased by her parents, Yi Qiong Li and Mei Ai Wang; brothers, Guang Run and Guang Xiang Li; and grandchild, Huan Zhi Zhong.

A Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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JOAN ELIZABETH VAN RIJN, beloved wife of Paul van Rijn, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the age of 77 years.

Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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