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Thursday, December 1, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 1, 2022.

ENGEL, William ENGEL William Gustav Engel ‘Bill’, beloved husband of the late Catherine Edith Engel, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 in the Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 70 years.
A Viewing will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 12:00 to 12:50 pm at C. Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703 13 Street North prior to the service which will begin at 1:00 p.m.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
For more information and to send condolences please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
DAY CHIEF, Odile DAY CHIEF Odile Day Chief passed away on November 27, 2022 at the age of 83 years.
The Wake Service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve, AB. The Funeral Service will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve, AB. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:00 am with Father Pawel Andrasz officiating. Interment to follow at the Three Persons Family Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
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PETERSON, Robert ROBERT “TED” PETERSEN 1943 – 2022 Mr. Robert “TED” Petersen of Lethbridge went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the age of 79 years.
Ted is survived by his and their children Matthew Petersen & Rebecca (Becca) Anderson (Petersen) & their Mother Beth Petersen; grandchildren Jarah & Beau Anderson (Becca); brother Douglas Petersen (Myrna); nieces & nephew Kimberly (Darren) Cottriel, Christie (Craig) Hasties, Doug (Jr.) Petersen; Great Nieces & Nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Thorvald & Ida Petersen.
Family and friends are invited to attend an Interment at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at REVIVAL OF CANADA CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, 1220 23rd Ave, Coaldale, Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Ted, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses by going to the go fund me page.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/robert-theodore-pedersen-ted?utm_source=messenger
1 Corinthians 15:42-44 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; and it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
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VAN GAALEN, Della DELLA VAN GAALEN 1928 – 2022 Della Mae (Tucker) Van Gaalen was called home to be with her Lord on November 26, 2022 at the age of 94 years.
Della was born on October 14, 1928 in East Saugatuck, Michigan. She graduated from Reformed Bible Institute (Kuyper College) where she met Adrian during his short time at RBI. They were married in 1954 and Della moved with Adrian to his home in the Burdett area where they built a successful farm and raised a family of six. Della was also active in the Burdett community and church life. After many years on the farm in Burdett, Adrian and Della moved to Lethbridge. Adrian passed away in 1980 and Della continued living in Lethbridge. She especially enjoyed her senior years at her Grandview Village condo.
Throughout her life, Della used her education and her belief in the peace of Jesus Christ to spread the gospel of love. For a woman of her time, she was a trailblazer in unexpected ways as the first woman to serve on the Immanuel Christian school board and as a deacon at Maranatha church. Many were blessed and encouraged through her servant leadership. She was active in countless volunteer roles, such as leading Bible studies and church women’s societies, delivering Meals on Wheels, and serving on the King’s University Foundation. She initiated the Lethbridge area Friendship Club, a ministry for adults with developmental disabilities. Della was a philanthropist locally and internationally, caring for many important causes dear to her heart. All of this kept her busy over the years, and she found joy in leading, connecting with others, participating with her community and friends, and making a difference. She remained active until about age 90 when mobility and health problems got in her way.
All that said, it was truly her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were dear to her heart and brought a spark of joy to her eyes. She also cared deeply about her extended family of relatives near and far. She cherished her friends, many of whom have passed on, and a few treasured ones who remain and were special to her until the very end.
She loved to travel and among some of her favourite places were Kelowna, Iowa and Michigan to visit family. She enjoyed a few cruises, a bit of camping, and trips to Waterton where once she gave a goat a spunky slap on the butt when it was in her path on a hiking trail.
Della’s faith and hope in the Lord and courage in hard times served as an example to our family and to others who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Nolan (Dorenda) Van Gaalen, Dave (Marilyn) Van Gaalen, Bert Vreeken, Beverly (Tony) Cudrak, Art (Janet) Van Gaalen, Kathy (Dan) MacFarlane; her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Joelle (Alex Ehrich) Van Gaalen (Arie), Reuben Van Gaalen and partner Marina Djurdjevic, Ross Van Gaalen; Angela (Greg) Leighton (Liam, Olivia, Abigail), Chris Van Gaalen and partner Krystal Peters, Ryan Van Gaalen and fiance Courtney Pommen; Dayna Vreeken, Jesse (Leigh MacKenzie) Vreeken (Quinn), Natalie (Rylan) Thiessen (Arryn, Maverick), Jeremy Vreeken and partner Katrina Brouwer, Daniel Vreeken; Payden Van Gaalen, Dylan (Jennifer) Van Gaalen. She is also survived by sister Hazel (Bob) Ludema of Hudsonville, MI and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
She is predeceased by her husband Adrian, daughter Donna Vreeken, grandson Galen Vreeken; parents Dena and Herman Tucker, siblings and their spouses: Julius (Gert) Tucker, Fannie (Harvey) Lampen, Irwin (Alice) Tucker, Justin (Geneva) Tucker, Howard (Ruth) Tucker, In-laws: Nellie (John) Vos, Geurdina (Herman) Vander Woude, Bertha (Bill) Williamson, Matt (Mary) Van Gaalen, Jo (Ed) Vos.
“He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father in Heaven.” (from the Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A #1) A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Friday, December 2, 2022 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd W, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Jim Zondervan, officiating.
A private family Interment will be held prior.
To watch Della’s service via livestream, please go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCua0ndvGcQvkahtBWQCTjAw
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made to Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge, 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0H7.
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NORDIN, Rudolf NORDIN It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Rudolf “Rudy” Abram John Nordin Sr. on November 27, 2022. Rudy was born on March 20, 1935 in Glamis, Saskatchewan, the only child to Percy and Mary (nee. Penner) Nordin. Mourning his passing are his children, Glenda (Scott) Young, Crystal Nordin, Debbie (Jeff) Blair, Rudy (Donna) Nordin Jr. and son-in-law, Malcolm MacFarlane. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dad was predeceased by his loving wife, Lorraine; sons, Percy, Grant, Dean; and daughters, April Semak and Patricia MacFarlane.
For those who wish, a visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
At 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, all friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Rudy’s Life at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home. A private family graveside will be held prior at Mountain View Cemetery.
Rudy was an amazing, wonderful man who will be greatly missed!
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BEATON, Patricia PATRICIA BEATON 1951 – 2022 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear sister, Patricia Ann Beaton (Doubinin). Patricia passed away in Lethbridge at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the age of 71 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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D’ANDREA, Mary MARY D’ANDREA 1936 – 2022 Mrs. Mary Anne D’Andrea of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Michael D’Andrea, passed away at St. Therese Villa, on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at the age of 86 years.
Mary was born on July 27, 1936, eldest child of Ignacy and Stephania (Stella) Lubin. She married Michael D’Andrea on May 17, 1958. She enjoyed nearly 30 years in a rewarding and fulfilling teaching career. Mary will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, positive attitude, and love of life. She was very social, creative and crafty, and was involved in numerous organizations, service clubs, and social groups, where she attained lifetime memberships with many of them. She loved to travel and go camping. Mary liked to be silly and have fun, and she always had a joke on hand to share! She also loved to brighten someone’s day. She had an incredible memory and was an inspiration to many. She participated in and cherished many family milestones and celebrations with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Mary leaves behind her three children, Sandra (Mark) German of Cochrane, Dianne (Kim) Sullivan of Lethbridge, and Tim (Mardie) D’Andrea of Calgary. She had seven grandchildren: Greg (Mandi) German, Rhonda Kennedy, DeAndra Sullivan, Hunter Sullivan, and KiAnna Sullivan, Mikayla D’Andrea and Mackenzie D’Andrea. Mary had five great-grandchildren: George and Molly Kennedy, Navy, Rhodes and Rune German. She is also survived by her siblings Helena Lubin, Janet Tilbe, Joe (Isabel) Lubin, and Vicki (Brian) Sherman, her sisters-in-law Maria Delger, Maxine D’Andrea, and Joyce D’Andrea, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, and many friends.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Michael D’Andrea; her parents Stella & Ignacy Lubin; her sister-in-law Madeline Jorgenson; her brothers-in-law Len Tilbe, Victor D’Andrea, Fiori D’Andrea, Roy Delger and Doug Jorgenson.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects before the Vigil, between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPE, 610-4 Street South.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, on Monday, December 19, 2022 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PARISH, 2405 12 Ave S, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.
Interment will follow at the Union Cemetery in Fort Macleod, Alberta.
Donations can be made in Mary’s honor to support CNIB Guide Dogs. To do this, Google “Support CNIB Guide Dogs” and select “Donate in Tribute.” Or to support the Recreation Therapy Program at St. Therese Villa, cash donations will be accepted at prayer and funeral services.
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LITTLE BEAR, Misty LITTLE BEAR MISTY ANN LITTLE BEAR, of the Blood Reserve, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at the age of 43 years.
A Wake will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Misty will be laid to rest in the Little Bear Plot.

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