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Wednesday, December 28, 2022


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 28, 2022.

VAN EE, Richard VAN EE Richard Van Ee, beloved husband of Gladys Van Ee, passed away in Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at the age of 80 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, and 7 children: Richard Jr. (Carolyn), Aaron (Barb), Desiree (Brad Lybbert), Jayson (Scott Garnett), Melanee (Michael Mortensen), Stacee (David Webb), Darcee (Kelly Shideler), 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, a brother in Fort Macleod, a sister-in-law in Halifax and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garden Place Chapel on Saturday, December 31st, at 1:00 pm. Friends may visit with the family from 12 Noon to 12:45 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, AB.
To WATCH the recorded service later or to send your condolences, please visit the online site http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
ROYER, Beth ROYER We are saddened to announce that BETH (ELIZABETH) ANN ROYER has gone to her eternal rest. Anyone who knew Beth can confirm that rest was not something she did often, so while it is well deserved, it is much too soon. Beth was surrounded by her loving family, and holding the hand of her beloved husband Vic while passing peacefully on December 19, 2022.
A Celebration of Beth’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Father William Monis officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARTHA’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 355 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Monis celebrating. For those unable to attend, the Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and available to view on Beth’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Beth will be laid to rest at a private ceremony in Mountain View Cemetery.

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MAZUTINEC, Bev MAZUTINEC 1940 – 2022 With profound sadness we announce the passing of BEV MAZUTINEC, our loving and devoted mom and friend to all whose lives she touched. Bev left us on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the age of 82 years.
A Celebration of Bev’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. with Patrick Siedlecki officiating.
Bev will be laid to rest at a private Graveside Service in Milk River, AB.

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KLASSEN, Susana KLASSEN SUSANA KLASSEN, beloved wife of Francisco Klassen and cherished mother to Adrian and Briana, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 23, 2022 at the age of 38 years.
A Visitation will be held at the PICTURE BUTTE MENNONITE CHURCH – 212029 Hwy 519, Picture Butte, AB on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service to follow with Pastor David Wiebe officiating. The service will be live-streamed and may be accessed via Susana’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Service, Susana will be laid to rest in the Coaldale Mennonite Cemetery.

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EAGLE BEAR, Michael EAGLE BEAR MICHAEL ROCKY JETT EAGLE BEAR, of Lethbridge, was reunited with his late mother Andrea Tara Day Chief on Monday, December 26, 2022 at the age of 21 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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ST. LAURENT, Linda LINDA ST. LAURENT 1979 – 2022 Ms. Linda St. Laurent, loving daughter of Edna L’Heureux and the late Edouard St. Laurent passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, due to her prolonged heart issues.
She is also survived by her brother Luc (Nancy), as well as nieces and nephew, auntie, uncles and cousins and a family friend Lloyd.
She was predeceased by her grandparents Adrien L’Heureux, Aurele and Marie-Paule St. Laurent; aunties Doreen, Madeline, Yvette, and uncles Raymond and Andre.
She was feisty, and was always willing to help those in need; her bright smile will be forever missed.
Linda will be privately remembered by those who loved her.
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TORSKY, Orest OREST TORSKY 1947 – 2022 It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the very unexpected passing of our beloved husband, father, and papa, Orest Torsky, aged 75 from Lethbridge, Alberta.
He leaves behind the love of his life Linda, of 49 years. His three children, Natalie (Shelly) Hunter and their two boys Brennen and Gage of Duck Lake, SK, Michael (Arianne) Torsky and their two daughters Olivia and Danica of Lethbridge, AB, Kristina Torsky and her son Cash of Lethbridge, AB. He is also survived by his mother Anna Torski (Walter).
A Memorial Service will follow in the Spring of 2023.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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WILSON, Dale DALE WILSON 1935 – 2022 Mr. Dale Wilson of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Audrey Wilson, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Reverend Trevor Potter, officiating.
A private family graveside service will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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LEWICKI, Stanley STANLEY “STAN” LEWICKI 1942 – 2022 Mr. Stanley “Stan” Lewicki of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Dianne Lewicki, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 19, 2022 at the age of 80 years.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at ST. BASILS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 13 ST N, Lethbridge, Alberta with Father Derek Remus, celebrant.
Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery in the Summer of 2023.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, https://www.heartandstroke.ca/ or the Arthritis Society of Canada, 393 University Ave Suite 1700, Toronto, ON M5G 1E6.
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ARNETT, Timothy TIMOTHY ARNETT 1936 – 2022 Mr. Timothy Arnett of Coalhurst, beloved husband of Mrs. Barb Arnett, passed away at St. Michaels Palliative Health Centre on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta with Pastor Barb Roycroft, officiating.
A private family Interment will be held prior.
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MORRISON, Stacey STACEY MORRISON 1985 – 2022 Ms. Stacey Morrison of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Dallas Langworthy, passed away on December 22, 2022, at the age of 37 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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TAMS, Alida ALIDA (ALICE) TAMS NEE VAN SPRONSEN 1932 – 2022 The Lord in His infinite wisdom and perfect timing called Alice Tams of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Hank Tams into Glory early Christmas morning at the age of 90 years.
Mom was born on August 5, 1932, to Jozef and Hilletje Van Spronsen in Schoonhoven, Netherlands, the oldest of 9 children. Her siblings remember her fondly as being a caring, tender yet firm (and maybe Bossy) older sister.
Mom moved to Canada with her family in 1951 and settled in the Coaldale area. There she caught the eye of Hank, who, after seeing her for the first time announced, “I am going to marry you”. Mom claims she was angry at him for being so bold, but Hank loved a challenge and although he lost as many as he won, Alice was by far his biggest win! They married on September 13, 1953 and were blessed with 68 years of marriage. They first settled in Milk River followed by a move to Edmonton where for a time they raised the 5 children the Lord blessed them with. In 1973 Mom and Dad moved the family to Coaldale.
Though being a Mom always came first in Moms callings, she also helped in many business endeavors with Dad and her kids. She also spent time as a teacher’s aide. Mom was a gentle caring soul and serving others was in her blood – she was concerned about her guests till the end. Anyone who knows her will attest to that!
Mom truly loved her Lord. She fully understood and taught her family of His grace and His love towards herself and others. Her witness was in her loving actions and her accepting, forgiving nature.
Mom also loved a good laugh. She laughed often. She loved to clip out funny sayings and cute comics to share and also collected a never-ending supply of hints and tips for every area of life.
Despite all the ups and downs, the sicknesses and setbacks, Mom enjoyed a good life with Hank and her kids and all of her family as well as the many friends they met over the years. Mom often spoke of how blessed she was.
Mom is survived by her 5 children, Harry (Maria), Joe (Betty), Ed (Margaret), Glenn (Rose) and Yvonne (Fritz) Douma; 24 grandchildren and (and spouses); and 60 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Kees (Joanne) Van Spronsen and sisters Ria (Case) Van Vliet and Hilda (Lloyd) Bredenhof; in laws John and Dorothy Tams, Rika Hoogerdijk, Diet Van Spronsen, Maria and George Van Bostelen, Fritz and Betty Tams, Ella and Dave Cameron, Richard Veldkamp, Gerda Tams, Sadie Van Spronsen and Ieke Van Spronsen.
She was predeceased by her husband Hank; 5 brothers, Bernard, Henry, Joe, Bill and Pete; as well as in laws Klaas and Hilda Tams, Grace and Jack Voorhorst, Amie Veldkamp, Jake Tams, Joan and Douwe Postma, Roelof Tams and Dick Hoogerdijk. Mom was also predeceased by her grandson Scott Turner and great grandson Kees Struik.
A Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Coaldale Cemetery.
Mom’s Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 pm at TRINITY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, 1100 40 Ave N, Lethbridge, Alberta. Please stay for a reception/lunch after the service. Our Mom wouldn’t want it any other way.
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RICHARDS, William RICHARDS WILLIAM JENSEN RICHARDS of Aetna, AB, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 in Cardston, AB at the age of 88 years.
Bill is the beloved husband of Kathy Richards and loving father of Lesley (Kevin) Soper, Janni (Kevin) Zemp, Amanda (Tyler) Baker, and Ed (Sonja) Richards.
His Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, South Hill Chapel, on Friday, December 30 at 1:00 pm. Friends may meet the family from 12:00-12:45 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Aetna Cemetery.
Visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca to watch the recorded service later or to send condolences.

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