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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on October 19, 2023.

PETRUNIK, William “Bill” PETRUNIK William Petrunik (June 18, 1931-October 13, 2023) passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jackie O’Bray Petrunik of 69 years, children: Bill Jr (Joanne); Chris (Liz) Kelsey Anne, Brian (Kirsten), Gord, Cori-Jo (Ryan Heggie); Brooke, Jaclyn (Denny Jensen) Porter, Oaklynn, Finlee, Haylee-Jo, Tami-Rae (Ken VanCleave); Kendra, Blake.
Bill is also survived by his sister Helen Latka and her family of Sparwood, B.C. He is predeceased by his parents John & Olga Petrunik.
Bill was born in Corbin, B.C. on June 18, 1931. His family moved to Coleman, AB. He attended high school there during the day and worked in the coalmines from 3 to 11pm.
He moved to Calgary to be a machinist and met the love of his life, Jaqueline O’Bray in 1953. They married in 1955 and moved to Davenport, Iowa to enroll in Palmer School of Chiropractic where he earned his degree as the valedictorian all while working full time in the evenings. Bill and Gord were both born in Iowa. They moved back to Calgary in 1960 where he worked as a Chiropractor. In 1962 Cori-Jo was born. They moved to Edmonton where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education at the U of A.
In 1965, they moved to Lethbridge where he taught machine shop and science for 31 years in the same classroom.
He always had two jobs so he taught during the day and went to the chiropractic office after school. Their fourth child Tami-Rae was born in 1968.
Bill got involved in figure skating through his children and became president of the LFSC, Southern Alberta FSA and Alberta F.S. Association.
Bill could take anything apart and fix it. He built many things including his dream cabin on Rosen Lake, B.C., his favourite place to be with his wife and family.
Bill & Jackie have travelled all over Canada & the U.S., Europe, Egypt, Israel, Peru, Russia & The Ukraine.
Bills first language was Ukrainian until grade one when he learned English and later Russian.
Bill and Jackie served a senior service mission for two years for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 20, 2023 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA STAKE CENTER (Scenic Drive).
Friends are also welcome to meet with the family on Thursday from 7-8pm at Salmon & Sons Funeral Home (Near Airport).
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
HENRICKSON, Helene Helene Charlotte (Lund) Henrickson 1940 – 2023 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Helene Henrickson, beloved wife of the late Marvin Henrickson. Helene passed away peacefully at the RockyView General Hospital in Calgary Alberta, on Sunday, October 15th, 2023.
She leaves behind: son Lorne (Connie) Henrickson; daughter Loreen Henrickson Ormon; grandchildren Stephanie (Derek) Chez, Cassidy (Ismahan) Henrickson, Ashley (Brandon) Cecchini, Chantal Ormon and Colton Ormon; as well as 7 great-grandchildren.
Helene was predeceased by her beloved husband Marvin, her parents Charles and Gertrude Lund, her sister Leona Dilse and numerous aunts and uncles.
A public service will be held on October 28th, 2023 at the Vulcan United Church in Vulcan, Alberta at 2 PM. The family welcomes those who wish to attend. After the service, all are invited to stay for refreshments, sweets and a visit in the church basement.
Honorary Bearers are Helene’s grandchildren and their spouses – Stephanie & Derek Chez, Cassidy & Ismahan (Adan) Henrickson, Ashley & Brandon Cecchini, Chantal Ormon and Colton Ormon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society (200-325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5) or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT, #306, 10430 61 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB T6H 2J3).
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through http://www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca
JONES, Patricia PATRICIA JEAN JONES 1939 – 2023 Patricia Jean Jones (nee Kirkvold), our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, & sister, passed away peacefully in the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, October 16th, at the age of 84 years.
Pat was born on April 7th, 1939, in Orion, Alberta to Peter & Jean Kirkvold. She joined two older brothers on the sheep ranch near Manyberries, until the family moved to Taber in 1949, where Pat continued her schooling.
There she met Neil, who she married on May 10th, 1958. The next year, they had a daughter – Kari Veronica. And a year later, a son – Bradford Neil – completed their family. Pat was a schoolteacher for 12 years, and then worked for Alberta Hail & Crop Insurance for several years. Pat & Neil farmed in the Grassy Lake area from the time they were married until 2007, when they moved to Lethbridge, then to Coaldale to be near their son & daughter-in-law. In the fall of 2021, they moved to the Seasons in West Lethbridge. After Neil’s passing, Pat moved to Pyami Lodge in Picture Butte, then to Sunny South Lodge in Coaldale.
Pat was predeceased by her husband Neil on March 5th, 2022. She was also predeceased by her parents & brother Ron & sister-in-law Daisy (& Fred) Kinniburgh.
Pat is survived by her daughter Kari (Tim) Donnelly & son Brad (Joan-Marie) Jones. She was deeply loved by her six grandchildren & their families – Kristel Donnelly & her son Jackson; Tyler (Robyn) Jones & their children Aiden & Emma; Mark (Desiree) Donnelly & children Lochlan & Amaya; Vaughn (Dear) Jones; Devin (Maddy) Donnelly & their baby on the way; & Mackenzie (Jan) Tamminga & children Riley, Levi & Isabelle. She is also survived by her brother, Bill (Donna) Kirkvold & sister-in-law, Lyn Real & Neil’s sister, Kathleen (Leonard) Sanderson, as well as numerous nieces & nephews.
Pat was a very strong lady, having fought a long battle with Parkinson’s disease for many years, as well as two bouts of cancer. Dementia & Parkinson’s finally won the battle, but we are relieved that she is now at peace & once again with her beloved Neil.
A Viewing will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 21 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4TH STREET SOUTH in Lethbridge,
A Come-&-Go Celebration of Patricia’s & Neil’s lives will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 21 at THE ITALIAN CANADIAN CLUB, 1511, ST. EDWARDS BLVD NORTH, Lethbridge.
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TODD, Gerald GERALD WILLIAM TODD 1933 – 2023 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mr. Gerald William Todd of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Norma Todd, at Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the age of 90 years.
Gerald was born and raised at his family’s homestead in the Nobleford area. Growing up he attended school in the town of Nobleford, where he and his family later moved to in 1945 where he went to work for Noble Cultivators. In 1955, he moved into Lethbridge and went to work for Trans Canada Freezer (now called Versa Cold). He started out sweeping floors and cleaning equipment and with his hard work, he moved on to become Manager of the Lethbridge Plant. He also managed 4 other plants in Alberta and Saskatchewan. He retired in 2004, bought a motor home and with his loving wife Norma, they set out on some fantastic journeys.
He loved fishing, camping, tequila and travelling to the US. They found a beautiful spot at Lake Koocanusa, spent all their summers there and winters in various areas of the US.
Besides his loving wife Norma, Gerald is survived by his son Scott (Kathy) Brown; daughter Cheryl (Wade) Brown; grandchildren Hayley Todd, Cody Brown, Dylan Brown, Eric Brown, Candace Brown, Ashley Brown, Tyler Boe; sisters-in-law Madge Brotherwood, Anna (Dave) Williams, Trena Brotherwood; brother-in-law Herb (Heather) Brotherwood as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.
Gerald was predeceased by his parents William and Mae Todd; son Bill Todd and brother-in-law Ernie Brotherwood.
A Celebration of Gerald’s Life will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at COUNTRY KITCHEN CATERING, 1715, MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
Gerald was a wonderful, kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.
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DESJARDINE, Mary “Marilee” MARY “MARILEE” DESJARDINE 1941 – 2023 Mrs. Mary “Marilee” Desjardine of Coalhurst, formerly of Ontario and beloved wife of the late Mr. Russell Desjardine, passed away in her home on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the age of 82 years.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
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OVEREEM, Judith JUDITH OVEREEM 1933 – 2023 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Judith Overeem, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jan Overeem, at Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta, on October 16, 2023, at the age of 90 years.
Mom was born in Lekkerkerk, the Netherlands on January 26, 1932, to Cornelis and Jannigje Slingerland, and immigrated to Canada, together with her family, in 1952. She married Jan Overeem on April 8, 1958, and they were married for 63 years. They lived in Rainier, Alberta for most of those first years, then moved to Picture Butte, Alberta in 1984. During this time, she worked along with Dad to build an airplane but due to their failing health, just before moving to Bethesda Care Home in July 2021 and just before Dad passed away, the plane ‘project’ was sold to two young men who were able to get it up in the air a year later. It was a happy and exciting moment for her last year when Jeff flew the plane over the Care Home and “waved” to her. The many visits from her grandchildren were also always very special to Mom.
She will be remembered with love by her children: Kathy (Matt) Jakober, Casey, Jenny (Anthony) Vanden Hoek, Joanne (Roy) Van Driesten, Corrie Davidson, Cor and friend Edith, Judy (Art) Arends, John (Juanita), Jake (Margaret), Joyce (Andre) Van Weverwyk, Marilyn (Jan) VanderMeer, and Brenda (Wout) van Luik; sixty-one grandchildren and fifty-eight great grandchildren.
She also leaves behind her sister Fygje Van Herk, brothers Wim (Teuni) Slingerland, Tony (Margaret) Slingerland, and Andy (Nita) Slingerland, and sisters in law Cobi and Anneke Slingerland.
She was predeceased by her parents and in-laws, husband Jan, son-in-law Martin Davidson, sister Jannie de Kok, brothers Kees Slingerland and Jake Slingerland, brothers-in-law Teun Van Herk, Allen Thomassen, and Huib de Kok, and sister-in-law Johanna Thomassen.
Our family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all the care teams over the past five years that did their best to make Mom’s life as comfortable as possible after she suffered a stroke in 2018, but especially we are grateful to all the staff at Bethesda Care Home for their kind and compassionate care.
Opportunity for condolences will be held at from 7:00 – 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE 601 3A ST, Picture Butte, Alberta.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE 601 3A ST, Picture Butte, Alberta with Rev. E.C. Adams officiating.
Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may donate to Bethesda Care Home, Box 1096 701 3A Street South, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0.
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ROSE, Antonietta In Loving Memory ANTONIETTA MARIA ROSE November 16, 1941 РSeptember 30, 2023 It is with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes that we, the family of ANTONIETTA MARIA ROSE (n̩e Suriano) of Lethbridge, AB, announce her peaceful passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Sharon Hagel officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Santiago Torres celebrating. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Antoninetta’s obituary on the Cornerstone website. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather and honour her remarkable journey.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre or the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca).

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
SULLIVAN, Violet SULLIVAN VIOLET PEARL SULLIVAN, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Daniel Sullivan, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the age of 96 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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