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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on November 14, 2023.

OSAKA, Yumiko OSAKA It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear sister-in-law, aunt, and great-aunt – Yumiko Mary Osaka – on November 6, 2023.
Yumiko was born in British Columbia and was the daughter of Sumi and Sakuji Kanegawa of Hiroshima, Japan.
She was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband Hughie, in addition to her four sisters and two brothers: Shizuko, Sadako, Misako, Yoshiko, Stanley, and Richard.
She is survived by her sister-in laws Suyeko Kanegawa (Richard) and Eleanor Katakami (Kozie) and by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Despite the hardships she endured, especially during the years of the Japanese Canadian evacuation, she was grateful for her life and talents.
She was praised for her baking of pies and jelly rolls, cooking mochi, manju, and flower sushi.
Her singing was admired by the community. Her proudest moment was being requested to sing anthems. She sang with the church choir, Red Hat group, and at Palliative and Senior Centres. She was an entertainer!
She was bilingual. She travelled to many countries with her Hughie, but her pride was hiking Machu Picchu, Peru.
Our memory was that she was fun and fashionable. She will be remembered for her humor, enthusiasm, and her love of bling.
Funeral is November 15 at 10:30 A.M. at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta.
In lieu of flowers and Koden, donations to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta or Chinook Regional Hospital in Yumiko’s honour will be greatly appreciated.
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NAGY, William WILLIAM LOUIS NAGY 1942 – 2023 William Louis Nagy of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Darlene Josephine Nagy, passed away peacefully at home on October 18, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge Alberta.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
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ALBERTA, Cecil CECIL JAMES ALBERTA 1982 – 2023 Cecil James Alberta of Red Deer, beloved son of Jerry and Nancy Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the age of 41 years.
Cecil will be privately remembered by his loving family.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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SCOTT, Brandon BRANDON SCOTT 1989 – 2023 Mr. Brandon Scott of Redcliff, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the age of 33 years.
Cremation has been entrusted to Martin Brothers Riverview Chapel.
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CHRONIK, Hilda HILDA CHRONIK 1935 – 2023 Mrs. Hilda Elizabeth Chronik of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joseph Chronik, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the age of 88 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
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SCHIEBOUT, Everet EVERET SCHIEBOUT 1932 – 2023 Mr. Everet Schiebout of Barons, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Tonia Schiebout, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the age of 91 years.
Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.
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KADIJK, Albertus “Bert” ALBERTUS “BERT” KADIJK 1942 – 2023 Mr. Bert Kadijk, beloved husband of Mrs. Nellie Kadijk passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the age of 81 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH of Lethbridge, 4717 24 AVENUE SOUTH. A livestream link will be available in a following obituary notice.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bert’s memory to the Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp Hhttps://www.crowcamp.ca/.
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DRISCOLL, Kenneth “Ken” DRISCOLL KENNETH “KEN” ROBERT DRISCOLL, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday November 12, 2023 at the Rockyview General Hospital at the age of 64 years.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Cremation Entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home.

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BEEBE, Douglas BEEBE It is with profound sadness that the family of Douglas Alan Beebe announce his passing on Thursday, November 9th at the age of 75.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 27 years, Karen, his sons Daniel Paul, Daniel Grey (Naomi), Clayton (Jennifer), and Brad (Kimie). He will be missed by his grandchildren: Cade, Aya, and Gianna, Caitlin (Barnaby), Jonah, and Isa, as well as his great-granddaughter RayElla. He is survived by his sisters Phyllis, and Trish (Allan).
He is pre-deceased by his brother (Barry), his brother (Earl), his father (Paul), and his mother (Mary).
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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SHURTZ, Nola In Loving Memory of Nola (Orr) Shurtz Nola (Orr) Shurtz, a beacon of love and warmth, passed away on November 8, 2023, at the age of 90, surrounded by the love of her family at the Good Samaritan Prairie Ridge supported living facility in Raymond, Alberta.
Born on September 24, 1933, in Cardston, Alberta, Nola’s life journey was marked by love, dedication, and a profound impact on those fortunate enough to know her. Her life was a testament to enduring love and service. She is survived by her children Terry (Craig) Clifton, Delon (Sue), and Dan (Connie), sister Verda (Bill) Perkinson, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Byron Alfred Shurtz, daughter Kim (Jim) Malacko, son Barry, parents Amos (Gramps) and Lavon (Granny) Orr, brother Dale (Peggy), and sister Wilma. Remarkably, her sister Myrna Poitier passed away only three days after she did.
Nola and Byron’s love story began in October 1952 when they were married in Lethbridge. Their union was later sealed in the Cardston temple. Together, they faced life’s challenges, and while Byron served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eastern Canada, Nola supported him by working as a telephone operator.
The couple’s passion for dance left an indelible mark on the community. For many years, Byron and Nola taught ballroom dancing, imparting their skill and joy to countless individuals across Western Canada. Their legacy lives on in the dance steps of those who waltz, jive, and foxtrot with grace, thanks to their guidance.
Nola’s love for music found expression in her membership in the Sweet Adelines for many years. She also took joy in watching and hearing her children sing, creating beautiful harmonies that echoed the melody of family unity.
Waterton Lakes National Park held a special place in Nola’s heart, where she frequently rented a cabin for her children, their spouses, and grandchildren, fostering cherished memories surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Nola was not only a loving mother but also a great cook and baker. Everyone relished her chili, a special treat during the family gatherings to watch the Raymond parade pass by her house each summer. Her homemade pizza and fudge were also cherished favorites, a testament to the warmth and love she poured into everything she did.
An avid basketball fan, Nola found great joy in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play. She also cherished moments spent watching the Toronto Raptors, and rarely missed a game.
Family viewing will be from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, and friends may meet the family from 7:00-8:00 p.m. or before the funeral service on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Taylor Street Chapel, 221 N. 400 W., Raymond, Alberta. The funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with Pres. Greg Fode officiating. Interment to follow at the Temple Hill Cemetery, Raymond, Alberta.
A live-stream will be available, and a link will appear below her obituary on our website 15 minutes before service time.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca
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