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Saturday, January 21, 2023

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 21, 2023.

Thomson, Barry Barry Thomson
1942 – 2022
Lawrence Barry Thomson, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in Lethbridge on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the age of 80 years. Being a Christian man, he got to spend Christmas with Jesus this year. His family definitely felt the void.
The service honouring a dear dad, papa, brother and friend will be held at Parallel Church, Highway 3 one mile east of Lethbridge on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. 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.

JURKOVICH, Nicholas “Nick” JURKOVICH Nicholas (Nick) G. Jurkovich passed away January 13, 2023 at the age of 90. Nick was residing at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls, Mt.
Nick was the youngest son of Vaso Jurkovich and Stana Perovich, who were immigrants from Montenegro and Serbia. He was born in Red Lodge, Montana on April 20, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Dominic, Robert, Lazar, Raymond, Eli and George and his sisters Dorothy, Toni, Rose, and Olga.
Nick was a kind and loving man and his family meant the world to him. He is survived by the mother of his children, Bjorg, his daughters Vivian (Chris) Breneol, Mona Jurkovich, Sonja Jurkovich (Steve Wilson) and his son Mark Jurkovich, his two granddaughters Jennifer (Nick) and Jessica (Travis) and his great grandson Jace.
Nick’s family is very grateful to the nurses, staff and doctors at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. Interment of his ashes will take place at the Red Lodge Cemetery later this year.
To send online condolences, please visit http://www.columbiamortuary.com Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls, MT is caring for Nick’s family.

MARTIN, Steven STEVEN WILLIAM MARTIN Steven passed away surrounded by his family on January 3, 2023 at the age of 39. Steven loved wrestling, the Calgary Flames and the Green Bay Packers, but most of all Steve loved his family. He loved hanging out with them, especially at his happy place, their camping spot.
Steve is survived by his wife of 15 years Brenda. His children Emma, Kamal (Chantalee) and Eric. His grampy Bob Milk, his parents Leanne and Dennis, his brother Bradley (Edith), his sister Melissa (Jeff).
He was a loving Uncle Poops to Jax, Oz, Sophia, Olivia and Brooklyn. Steven is also survived by his mother in law Joyce Bach and brother in law Keith Bach (Trish) and their children Briar, Ayla and Rainy. Steve also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends. Steven was predeceased by his grammy Elsie Milk and his uncle Rob Milk.
Steven’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Westminster Community Hall – 411 – 16 Street North, Lethbridge.

LIGHTBOUND, Thomas “Frank” THOMAS “FRANK” LIGHTBOUND April 5, 1932 – January 10, 2023 Mr. Thomas “Frank” Lightbound of Lethbridge, passed away at the age of 90 years on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Chinook Regional Hospital.
He is survived by one niece, Cathy (David) as well as one nephew, Douglas (Rumi).
Frank was born in Lethbridge on April 5, 1932, where he was raised and educated. He became interested in the National Parks and was employed on trail crews and as a fire lookout at Waterton Lakes Park. Then later as a Park Warden in Banff and Kootenay National Parks from 1950 to the early 1960’s. He later attended the Forest Technology School at Hinton and was employed as a ranger with the Alberta Forest Service being posted in the Clearwater and Crowsnest Forests. He was the last permanent occupant of the Livingston Gap ranger station and while posted there was active in the Maycroft Community Association. When the station was closed during the winter of 1970/1971, he moved to Blairmore where he resided until after his retirement in October of 1985. For a time during the 1970’s he was a member and later chairman of the local police commission. In October 1986 he moved to Lethbridge where he has resided ever since.
Having been involved in range management while employed by the Forest Service he continued to take part in cattle drives and roundups with friends in the Maycroft area for many years.
During his retirement, he enjoyed camping, hiking, whitewater rafting and exploring National Parks, historic sites and wild areas from Montana to Texas.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Frank’s ashes will be scattered over the peaceful valley of the Oldman River east of Livingstone Range.
“Lift up Thine eyes unto the peaceful shadows of the everlasting hills.” For those who wish, memorial donations in Frank’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta 1200 – 2300 Yonge Street, Box 2414, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4. Or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331 29 Street NW Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2.
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MORRIS, Margaret MARGARET MORRIS 1956 – 2023 Mrs. Margaret Ann Morris of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Lon Morris and mother of Adam, Glen and Neal passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, from a sudden onset from a late stage of Parkinson’s disease.
Margaret was born on October 28th, 1956, to Helen and Frederick Dean of Lethbridge, Alberta. Margaret was a loving and caring soul who treated family friends like they were an extension of her family. She enjoyed sci-fi, loved cats, and worked many long years in customer service.
Besides her loving husband, Lon, Margaret is survived by her two remaining sons, Glen and Neal: as well as her grandchildren Jasmine and Cameron.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Lisa Shimozawa, officiating.
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ACEHAIDA, Anna ANNA ACEHAIDA 1931 – 2023 Anna Acehaida passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on January 17, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
Anna leaves her daughters Elizabeth (Bill) Slack and Teresa (Lonnie) Baceda; grandchildren Jade (Shane) Krupinski, Joanna (Matt) Lavers, and Chris Slack; 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, as well as sister-in-law, Nadia Krywonis.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/donate-to-ukraine/ where you can support a cause close to Anna’s heart.
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SKIBA, Jacqueline “Jackie” SKIBA JACQUELINE “JACKIE” SKIBA passed away peacefully over the Holidays at the Cedar Creek Care Home in Lethbridge at the age of 90 years.
She will be dearly missed by three sons, Fred (Louise), Wesley (Ledean), Randy (Lizanne) and eight grandchildren: Aaron, Katina, Loren, Coral, Paige, Reed, Sarika, and Torryn, as well as many other friends and family. She was predeceased by her husband John, son Chris Pearson, brother Frederick, and sister Marnie.
Jackie was born in Lethbridge to Kate (Dorchak) and Fritz Russenberg. Tragedy struck early in life with the loss of her brother to meningitis and then again, when Fritz died in a plane crash shortly after. Jackie grew up mostly in Lethbridge and formed several friendships in her teen years that would last a lifetime.
She graduated from Garbutt Business College in Lethbridge and started work as an administrative assistant. She worked in law firms in Lethbridge and Calgary. Early on, she was by herself with her first two boys, Chris and Fred. Even so, she still thrived in the man’s world of the 1950’s and was very proud of this.
In January 1963, she married her second husband, John, who had a farm near Lethbridge. Life on a farm was something that just felt right, a feeling that persisted for the rest of her life, even long after retiring and moving into the city.
Life on the farm was busy with two more sons, Wes and Randy. She was not afraid of hard work on the farm, but she continued to work in admin jobs in Lethbridge. She enjoyed her work, and told people the money was nice for some extras around the house. In truth, much of the money was used to help her four sons for their extras, and well-being. For them, there was no sacrifice too great. Her final and favourite job was at the Lethbridge Community College.
As the grandchildren came, nothing was more cherished than a chance to spend time with them; she would drop everything for even the smallest moment. Family was always the priority. She was always the one to say “don’t worry about me, what can I do to help you?” Jackie was always one to try to help out other people but most of all, family.
Jackie enjoyed great vitality into her senior years. She rode a mountain bike into her late 60s. She took up golf in her 50s and played into her 70s, wielding a Big Bertha driver. She was on a bowling team until she was 80. Contemporary pop music was played loud on her stereo from the time when music was only sold on vinyl records. If you knocked on the door, even when she was 85, you might have thought you were stepping into a rock concert. And for all her senior years, she greatly enjoyed her friends and family.
Her final few years were spent with some serious health challenges, but even then, she could most always find a smile. The family would like to thank the staff at the Cedar Creek Adaptacare in Lethbridge.
A Celebration of Life is planned for April but a date is not finalized. The date will be posted on Cornerstone’s website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
AANESTAD, Clarence (Kid) AANESTAD CLARENCE (KID) EMIL AANESTAD passed away peacefully at his home in Coaldale, on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the age of 83 years.
Clarence is survived by his wife Jean of 40 years, his stepdaughters Lea-Ann and Marna and their families, his sisters Ruby, Esther, and Mina, and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada as well as numerous cousins in Canada and Norway.
He was predeceased by his stepson Wade, his parents Elias and Ragna Aanestad, his sisters and spouses Hanna (Bill) Gilles, Ruth (Alvin) Dunn, and Edith (Tom) Taylor, brothers Rangvald and Edwin, and several aunts, uncles and cousins in Canada and Norway.
Clarence (Kid) lived the majority of his life on the family farm at Enchant, AB, before retiring to Coaldale. He enjoyed and appreciated all his many friends and acquaintances. He was especially fond of his step-granddaughters, Alicia and Karley.
A Celebration of Clarence’s Life will be held at a later date.
In memory of Clarence, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
JARVIE, Scott JARVIE SCOTT BRADLEY JARVIE, of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the age of 64 years.
Scott is survived by his brother Cameron Jarvie.
As per the family’s request, there will be no formal funeral service.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
ANDREWS, Ellen ANDREWS ELLEN ANDREWS, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Raymond Andrews, and cherished mother of Greg, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to Ellen’s favourite charity, the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca) or to the charity of your choice.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KONYNENBELT, Johanna JOHANNA KONYNENBELT 1921 – 2023 Johanna (Kooy) Konynenbelt was born on April 19, 1921 and passed away on January 17, 2023.
Her children, 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren, together with their partners, are thankful for Johanna’s full and energetic life that spanned more than a century. Johanna’s beloved husband Joe predeceased her in 1987. Their seven children and their spouses are: Pat and Tony Postman (both predeceased); Ron and Tina Konynenbelt; Randy (predeceased) and Paulette Konynenbelt; Sharon and Clint Vander Woude; Carol and Ron Haveman; Lucinda and Derrick Bruin; Glenda and Walter Dunnewold. All of Johanna’s siblings and their spouses and Joe’s siblings and their spouses died before she did except her one remaining sister-in-law, Gertrude Kooy.
Johanna was born on the prairies near Nobleford, Alberta, to Peter and Jennie Kooy. She loved helping out on the farm, and thought that riding horses was the best part of farm life. Johanna took a horse and buggy to Fort Kipp where she attended a one-room school, then completed her schooling in Nobleford. After that she enjoyed a few years of employment and friendships in Lethbridge, before returning to marry her local sweetheart Joe in 1944. Joe and Johanna established their farm just south of Nobleford, and planted over 100 trees, that still shelter the farm where Ron and Tina live today. In 1975 Joe and Johanna moved from the farm to the village of Nobleford.
Johanna was determined, industrious, and hospitable. Beyond her role as a mother and homemaker, she was an artist, gardener, musician, traveller, DIYer, and host.
As a follower of Jesus, Johanna was a lifelong member of the Nobleford Christian Reformed Church, where she contributed in many ways, including as an organist, and Sunday School and girls’ club leader. In the Nobleford community, she was a friendly neighbour to many, was an active member of the Nobleford Seniors Association, and hosted Bible studies and Further Education classes in her home. Johanna always welcomed children, and her face lit up when she saw the little ones.
In 2021, even in the middle of the pandemic, Johanna was honoured and thankful to receive 100th birthday greetings and memories from so many people in the community of Nobleford and beyond. In October of 2021, Johanna moved to West Highland supported living residence in Lethbridge, where she valued the kindness and gentle care of staff and other caregivers, even through her last weeks of decline due to old age.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Ave, Nobleford, Alberta, with Pastor Wayne TenHarmsel officiating. A private family burial will be held in the Nobleford Monarch Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to make donations to Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge, 323 4 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9.
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BOULAY, Lori Lori Boulay
1954 – 2023
Lorraine Marriette Boulay, beloved wife of Darrell Boulay, passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the age of 68 years.
Further information will follow once arrangements have been finalized. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

WIPF, Dorothy WIPF DOROTHY WIPF, beloved wife of Paul Wipf, passed away at Foothills Medical Centre, on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the age of 62 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at HILLRIDGE COLONY, Barnwell, AB, on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.
Following the Funeral Service, Dorothy will be laid to rest in the Hillridge Colony Cemetery.

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