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Tuesday, November 8, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 8, 2022.

VAN EGMOND, Douglas

Douglas James “Jim” Van Egmond Jun. 11, 1955 to Nov. 3, 2022 With broken hearts we share the passing of Jim aged 67 years, while at St. Michael’s Palliative Hospital. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend. In his final days he was surrounded by his loving wife and his children. Jim fought a short but valiant battle with cancer.
Jim was born June 11, 1955 to Casey and Janette. He grew up on the family farm north of Monarch. He married Sylvia Wind on May 14, 1977. They lived and raised their two children just north of the farm on the “old Postman place”. Jim farmed with his dad and eventually bought “the home place”. He was looking forward to watching the fifth generation grow up there. Jim worked as an electrician for 47 years. He started his electrical career at Wyatt Electric, and then started his own business known as Van Egmond Electric Ltd. He was well known and much respected for his honesty, integrity and quality workmanship. Many of his customers became friends.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography. He hunted with his dad and siblings every year. In fact, he was still making plans for this year’s hunting season.
Jim is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 45 years; his children and grandchildren. He was especially proud of his two children, Brad (Amanda) and Andrea (Dan) Sandford. He was Pampa to Lindsey and Brittany Van Egmond; and Grandpa to Aaron and Benjamin Sandford.
He is also survived by brothers, Geoff (Colleen) and Tim (Lynn); sister-in-law, Margaret; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Casey and Janette; sister, Marilyn; brother, Lawrence; sister-in-law, Kathy; and nephew, Lloyd.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at MONARCH REFORMED CHURCH, 103083 Range Rd 235, Monarch, AB. Interment will follow in the Monarch Nobleford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jim’s memory to the Monarch Reformed Church, PO Box 8, Monarch, AB T0L 1M0.
To share condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


BAERT, Frank

FRANK CYRIL BAERT 1952 – 2022 Frank Cyril Baert passed away suddenly at home in Lethbridge, on the morning of November 2, 2022 at the age of 70.
Frank thoroughly enjoyed following the Lethbridge Hurricanes, whether it was at home, or on the road. Frank lived the final years of his retirement enjoying family, friends, watering his grass and flower beds, and fine tuning his golf game with his golf buddies.
Frank is survived by his wife, Jeannette; his children and grandchildren, Mark (Lyn) Baert and their children, Jameson, Devin, Evan and Erika; Chantal (Ty) Gaebel and their children, Rylee, Brody, Dane and Nixon; Shawn (Katrina) Lavoie and his stepson Braxton O’Grady; Kelly (Marilyn) Lavoie and their children Mason and Jack. His mother Rita Baert; his siblings Maurice (Sheila) Baert; Brenda (John) Carr and their children Owen (Shelby) and Chase (Dana) Carr and their daughter Cecelia. Sister-in-law Wyn Baert and her children Ken (Noelia) Baert and their children Dani, Bryce and Briar and Doug (Kristy)Baert and their daughter Devry.
Frank was predeceased by his dad, Archie Baert and two brothers, Gerry Baert and Ron Baert.
A Visitation will be held at 12:00 PM, on, Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS WATERTON SUITE, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Frank-Baert and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page to find the link.
Interment will be held at Royal View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local SPCA at https://www.albertaspca.org/.
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OTRHALEK, Frank

FRANK OTRHALEK 1942 – 2022 Frank Otrhalek of Readymade, beloved husband of Marlene Otrhalek, passed away at home with his family at his side, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, just prior to his 80th birthday.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife, Marlene; his son Morgan (Tammy), daughter Amber (Jon), son Jordan (Claire), daughter Andrea (Ryan); grandchildren Tolliver, Rhett, Indya, Sierra, Holliday & Tiller; sisters Anne, Lydia (Gerald) and Rosemarie (Ron).
A Come & Go Reception will be held from 2:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the READYMADE COMMUNITY CENTRE (Twp Rd. 90 and Hwy 512).
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (960 19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5)
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TINORDI, Sarah-Dawn

SARAH-DAWN TINORDI 1996 – 2022 Sarah-Dawn Jacoba Tinordi of Lethbridge, beloved daughter of Melanie Letkeman and Darcy Tinordi passed away after a lengthy illness at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on November 1, 2022, at the age of 26 years.
Sarah-Dawn lived a big life. She loved to love and sing and always had a smile to give no matter what. She started singing at 9 months old and never stopped. From crying in the hospital when other children cried to the last words she said ‘Everything is going to be ok’ Sarah-Dawn had the biggest heart. Anybody who had the pleasure of meeting her was loved by her.
Besides her loving parents, Melanie Letkeman and Darcy Tinordi (Pat Grasdahl) Sarah-Dawn is survived by her sisters Hailee-Jade Letkeman and Dezarae Letkeman, her grandparents Thea & Louis Tinordi, Joanne Kroeker Kenneth Letkeman (Val), her aunts and uncles Paige Letkeman, Carolyn Letkeman (Jaret), Ron Tinordi (Darlene), Darren Tinordi, Randy Tinordi (Connie), Cousins Ray, Dakota, Devin, Kailas and Sherri.
A Memorial Service will be held privately with family and friends of Sarah-Dawn.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 119 14 St NW #100, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, Diabetes Association, 220 6223 2 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J5, or the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assn Of Northern Alberta, 11010 101 St NW #400, Edmonton, AB T5H 4B9.
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HEPPEL, Peter

PETER MARK HEPPELL 1958 – 2022 It is with great sadness his family announces his passing on November 4, 2022, at the age of 64 years.
Peter was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta and moved to Barons where he spent the best years of his life raising his family with his wife of almost 40 years, Brenda. He was a hard-working man and was a very skilled woodworker and cabinet maker. Peter loved fishing, chocolate and a great joke (the dirtier the better!). He kept his positive outlook and sense of humor right to the end. Peter could not help but share his pride of his family to anyone he spoke to and nothing made his eye twinkle more than his grandchildren.
Peter leaves behind his daughters Renee (Steve), Charidy (Zane), Donna (Logan); grandchildren Tristan (Anthony), Stevie, Declan, Cooper, Kade, Aria, Callum, Luca; sisters Heather (John) and Susan (Bruce); brother-in-law Donald (Petrina); mother-in-law Marlene, as well as numerous nieces and nephews; special friend Tracey, and countless friends.
Besides his loving wife Brenda, Peter is predeceased by his father Clifford; mother Joan and brother Lawrence.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lethbridge Food Bank, 1016 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C9.
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BAER, Barbara

BARBARA BAER 1951 – 2022 Mrs. Barbara Baer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Richard Baer, passed away at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 71 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.
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SCHAFFER, Augusta

SCHAFFER, Augusta “Gus” Antonnette Mar. 31, 1932-Nov. 2, 2022 It is with deepest sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt & sister-in-law. She was 90 years old.
She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Irene Soenen and her 11 siblings: Marie, Fred, Ed, Charlie, Joe, Margaret, Delphine, Leo, Omar, Jermain and Achiel. She was also predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, John, her daughter, Eva Stanko, as well as her two sons-in-law, Glen Kenzie & Stephen Stanko.
Mom will always be remembered for her sweet, kind nature and her love of her family. Left to mourn her is her daughter, Susan Kenzie (son Evan (Laura) & son Jackson, grandsons, Tyler (Nicole) Stanko, Matthew (Tammi) Stanko, Kyle (Jennifer) Stanko and their children Alex & Kevin Stanko. She was so proud of her family of boys. Gus is also survived by her four sisters-in-law, Roberta, Shirley, Georgette & Helen Soenen, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
We wish to thank Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for the wonderful care she received, and to the fantastic caring staff of St. Michael’s Health Centre, especially Unit B. Thank you from all the family.
A private interment service will be held at a later date.

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


OUSSOREN, John

OUSSOREN “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself; that where I am, there you also will be” John 14:3
In God’s perfect timing he called home his faithful son JOHN OUSSOREN, 65. John returned to his heavenly home on November 3, 2022, with his devoted wife by his side after a valiant battle with Dementia. His devotion to his family and his firm unwavering conviction in God supported him in his diagnosis and ultimately gave him peace.
John was predeceased by his father and sister.
He leaves to mourn his wife Glenda and their three children Kristal, Kimberly and Kayla-Marie. His mother and surviving siblings. John was a proud father but an even prouder Papa to his five grandchildren Bryce, Brayden, Jaxden, Bentley and Peyton.
Dad was known for his quiet gentle nature; he had the gift to connect and talk to anyone at any time especially those who were suffering or lonely. Dad never hesitated to give anyone a helping hand or an encouraging word. And for this he was deeply truly loved and admired.
God shall wipe all the tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s society. Public visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 7:00-8:00pm. A private Service will be held at a later date.
Our family would like to acknowledge the staff at Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale for their selflessness, kindness, support and dedication to our father while he was in their care. Taking care of dad was a tough job but you managed to do it perfectly! Thank you so much. You did what we couldn’t, and knowing he was in great hands made saying goodbye so much easier. We are forever grateful.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


HUGGINS, William

HUGGINS WILLIAM JOHN “JACK” HUGGINS, the beloved husband of Kathryn Huggins, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, at the age of 76 years.
A private service will be held.

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


DYKSLAG, John

DYKSLAG In God’s infinite wisdom, JOHN DYKSLAG, beloved husband of the late Hilda Dykslag, passed away peacefully at the Fairmont Extendicare, surrounded by his family on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the age of 90 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced once completed.

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


FAUTH, Josephine

FAUTH 1929 – 2022 JOSEPHINE FRANCES FAUTH “Nan”, beloved wife of the late George Fauth, passed away peacefully at Bow Island Heath Centre, on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the age of 93 years.
A private Family Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. in Foremost, Alberta.
Everyone is welcome to attend a Come-And-Go Celebration of Life at the FOREMOST COMMUNITY HALL, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M., with a short program included.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant View Lodge, Box 6700, Bow Island, AB, T0K 0G0 or a charity of one’s choice.

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


THOMPSON, Paulina

THOMPSON PAULINA JENANG THOMPSON (née Djenang) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the age of 79 years.
Paulina is survived by her loving husband Brent of 44 years; children, Ricky Pramudji (Susiana) and Fanny Pramudji (Jim), 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother.
Paulina and Brent cherished all the time spent with all the grandchildren, especially those who spent most of their time in Canada: Stevan Choong, Tifanny Choong (Tim), Tasha Choong (Richard) and Sebastian Pramudji.
Paulina was predeceased by her Mom and Dad, four brothers, four sisters and one son Rocky Pramudji.
Paulina had a way about herself, bringing love and light to all who were a part of her life. Family meant everything to her. She loved to cook for all when they came to visit.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Isaac Driedger officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 1:30 P.M. with Father Derek Remus officiating.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Paulina, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


O’DONNELL, Tillie

O’DONNELL 1929 – 2022 TILLIE B. O’DONNELL, beloved wife of the late John O’Donnell, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa, on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the age of 93 years.
Tillie was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Rosa Hammel as well as her sisters, Phyllis, RoseMarie, Louisa, Lorraine and Angela. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Tillie was born August 9, 1929 in rural Saskatchewan and after finishing normal training, she taught in one room schools throughout southern Saskatchewan. She moved to Taber, Alberta to continue her career and later moved to Lethbridge, along with her husband. Tillie taught at St. Paul’s Elementary until her retirement. Although she had no children, Tillie treated each of her grade one students as if they were her own.
Tillie will always be remembered as a loving and compassionate wife, sister, friend and teacher.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.
A private Family Graveside will be held.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Tillie, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 1202 – 2 Ave S, #40, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.

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


RASMUSSEN, Scott

RASMUSSEN SCOTT MURRAY RASMUSSEN, beloved husband of Katherine Rasmussen, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 57 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SUPINA, Steve

Supina, Steve 1959 – 2022 Steve Supina, beloved son of Arlene Supina, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the age of 62 years.
Besides his mother, Steve is survived by his brother Dave (Pam) Supina, and his sister Cathy (Scott) Penich. He is also survived by his nieces Alison (Andrew) Davison of Calgary, Joella (Mike) Gerstenbuhler of Lethbridge, and Tessa Penich of Calgary.
The absolute joy of his life were his nieces along with his great nephews Tye, Jake and Cruise Gerstenbuhler and his great nieces Annabelle, Brooklyn, and Charlotte Davison.
Steve was predeceased by his father Ken Supina, Sr. and his brother Ken Supina, Jr.
Fly high, Uncle Steve.
There will be no service by Steve’s request.
Cremation has been entrusted to Evergreen Cremation Services.


KOLDYK, Henry

KOLDYK HENRY KOLDYK of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. B. Kay Koldyk, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Friday, Nov 4, at the age of 85 years.
Henry was born September 24, 1937 in Margaret, Manitoba and he moved with his family to a farm near Baldur, Manitoba when he was about 4 years old.
Henry decided early on that farming wasn’t for him and he joined the RCAF in 1955. He was always a very hard worker and for many years he worked a part time job as well as his full time job to provide for his family. Henry was able to further his education through the airforce and became an electronic radar technician. He left the Air Force in 1975 and soon after began working at Sherritt Gordon Ltd. in Fort Saskatchewan as an instrument technician. He retired from there in 2000 and built a new house in Claresholm, Alberta. In 2006, he and Kay finally settled at a Condominium complex in Lethbridge.
Henry had many hobbies throughout his lifetime. He loved crafting with wood and he became one of the finest crib board builders around. He was a perfectionist and made beautiful things for his family. Henry loved to go geocaching. He still has a few caches out there and his handle was “hidit”. He loved to go camping and he and Kay had many different trailers and RV’s in their time. Henry loved computers and playing cards. Some of his favourite card games were Hearts, Bid Euchre, Kaiser, Canasta and even the odd poker game.
Besides his loving wife Kay, Henry is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Janet and Chris Bice, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws Betty Koldyk of Portage la Prairie, MB, Irene Koldyk of MacGregor, MB, Lily Koldyk of Brandon, MB, Brian Johnson of Calgary, AB and Garry and Mayanne Johnson of Claresholm, AB, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Henry was predeceased by his daughter Karen Lynette Koldyk, his parents Rintje and Bette Koldyk, his brothers Sybren , Johannes, Clarence and James and his sister Elisabeth Verspeek.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday November 10, 2022 at 11:00am at Salmon and Sons Funeral Home (433 Stubb Ross Road S, Lethbridge) with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca


KNIFE, Melvin

KNIFE MELVIN GENE “BUTCH” KNIFE, beloved husband of Mrs. Pauline Knife and loving father of Laine Knife and Lyndon Knife, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 31, 2022 at the age of 66 years. The Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 11:00 am at Legacy Funeral Home with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Stand Off, AB.
To send condolences please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


Frank Giesbrecht

1959 – 2022

 Frank Henry Giesbrecht, beloved husband of Ruth Giesbrecht of Taber, passed away in Calgary on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the age of 63 years.

 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue on Saturday, November 12, 2022 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.

 The Funeral Service will be held at the Taber Civic Centre, 4720 – 50 Street, Taber on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. Committal service to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. 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


Alda Crooymans

1933 – 2022

  Alberta Antonetta Crooymans, beloved wife of the late Tony Crooymans, passed away in Bow Island on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 88 years.

  Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:00 P.M.

  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church,

1113 – 1 Street East, Bow Island on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10:00 A.M.  A private burial will follow at the Bow Island Cemetery.

Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

   Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Alda’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The livestream will begin at 10:00 A.M.

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

(403) 223-8778.


Coby Bos

1939 – 2022

 Jacoba Cornelia Bos, beloved wife of the late John Bos, passed away in Taber on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the age of 83 years.

 Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

 A private burial service will be held at the Taber Memorial Garden prior to the funeral service on Thursday, November 10, 2022.

 The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.

 Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Coby’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The livestream will begin at 11:00 A.M.

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

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