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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 7, 2023.

BACZUK, Leona LEONA BACZUK (BYE) 1941 – 2023 Mrs. Leona Baczuk of Milk River, beloved wife of the late Mr. Joe Baczuk, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the age of 82 years.
Leona was born February 3, 1941, in Great Falls, Montana, and grew up in Sweetgrass, Montana. On June 9, 1960, Leona married Joe Baczuk from Milk River where she resided until her passing.
Left to mourn are her children Monica Baczuk, Beverly Baczuk (David English), Valerie (Billy) Schamber, Ina Baczuk (Brent Schaible), and Jeanie Baczuk (Brendan Cummins).
Leona is also survived by her five grandchildren Kendall (Chad) Valgardson, Chad Patey, Lance (Caitlyn) Schamber, Ashleigh English, and Skye Cummins; seven great-grandchildren Wyatt, Weston, Walker and Wynn Valgardson, Kaceton, Elliette and Laynee Schamber; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leona was predeceased by her beloved husband Joe Baczuk; her parents Eva and Lawrence Bye; her brothers Eldon and Ralph Bye; and her nephew Griff Bye.
Mom will be remembered for her perseverance, quick wit, and giving spirit.
Leona’s family would like to thank the staff at Continuing Care in Milk River, her home of eight years, for their compassionate and supportive care.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Friday December 8, 2023, at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 MAIN ST NW, Milk River, Alberta, with Keith Dangerfield officiating.
A private Graveside Service will follow.
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VAN GARDEREN, Aafje AAFJE VAN GARDEREN 1955 – 2023 Psalm 39:4 Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing away of our dear wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Aafje Van Garderen-Stigter at the age of 68 years on November 30, 2023.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am, on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3A STREET, Picture Butte, Alberta, with Reverend E. C. Adams, officiating.
Interment will follow at the Memorial Cemetery of Picture Butte, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethesda Care Home, 701, 3 A Street South, Picture Butte, Alberta, T0K 1V0.
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EBERT, Robert ROBERT JOSEPH EBERT December 16, 1951 – December 4, 2023 Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully at home on Monday evening, December 4, 2023 after a brave battle with kidney cancer. Beloved husband of Alexandra (Sandra) he leaves sister JoAnna (John), brother Harry (Bernice), sister-in-law Janice, nine nephews and nieces and many friends.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Henry Eberts (1983) and Anne Eberts (1991) and his sister Marlene Tondini (2006) and brother-in-law Arthur Tondini (2011).
Bob was born in Fernie, British Columbia, raised in Sparwood, British Columbia and married Sandra in 1986. He enjoyed building two successful businesses in Sparwood, a heavy-duty mechanical shop then later a third-party logistics warehouse. Retiring in 2007 to Lethbridge, Alberta, he and Sandra did some travelling and made some great memories along the way.
Per Robert’s request no formal services or gatherings will be held.
Cremation entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd. with inurnment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery columbarium, Lethbridge, Alberta.
Condolences may be sent via http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Chinook Regional Foundation, http://www.crhfoundation.ca.
Sunshine passes, shadows fall. Love’s remembrance outlasts all.
NASH, Haydon NASH HAYDON KIETH NASH was brought into this world on August 4, 2008 in Lethbridge, Alberta, and was awarded his wings in the early morning hours of Monday, November 27, 2023, at the age of 15 years.
A Celebration of Haydon’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating. A recording of the Celebration of Life service will be available to view online within two business days following the service.

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THIESSEN, John THIESSEN JOHN THIESSEN, beloved husband of Lydia Thiessen, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Wednesday December 6, 2023 at the age of 91 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.

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BIER, Josephine BIER JOSEPHINE BIER (nee Ment), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ewald Bier, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12:00 Noon with Pat Siedlecki officiating.
Josephine will be laid to rest next to her husband Ewald in Mountain View Cemetery.

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HUMMEL, Willem “Bill” WILLEM ‘BILL’ HUMMEL 1930 – 2023 Mr. Willem ‘Bill’ Hummel, beloved father, grandpa and great grandpa, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, December 4, 2023, at the age of 93 years.
Bill was born June 4, 1930, at home in Hollandscheveld, Drenthe the Netherlands. As a young boy and teenager, he worked on the family farm milking cows and helping with chores during the Second World War. In 1949, Dad along with his parents and four siblings, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life. Upon their arrival in Canada, they began working for the Kooy Brothers of Nobleford in the sugar beets and on their dairy farm. In 1951, he married his childhood sweetheart, Diny Moes and moved to Barons, where he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Then in the fall of 1958, they purchased a quarter of land near Nobleford and began milking cows and selling cream to Crystal Dairy in Lethbridge. In 1974, after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the farm, Bill and his sons expanded the herd and started milking cows on a larger scale. Bill was passionate about the Holstein breed and worked in many capacities within the dairy industry. Over the years, he served on many boards and committees; whether it was for school, church or farm he did so diligently and with great pride and joy.
Bill is survived by his children Lucas (Lamkje) and their children Jeremy (Kristi), Daniel (Moira), Joel (Rachel), Karla (Ken) Van Driesten, Elizabeth (Justin) den Toom and Emily (Kelsey) Bolink; Albert (Ellen) and their children Christopher (Lindsay), Edward (Mandy), Jodi (James Ebrey) and Andrew (Jessica); son-in-law Martin Meindertsma and his children David (Vala) Meindertsma and Jolene (Robert) Lawrence; William; Bryan (Wendy) and their children Rachel and Mikaela; Jim (Carol) and their children Ainsley and Kaitlyn; and Tim (Benita) and their children Dayna (Nick) Hawkeye, Jaime (Taylen) Oancia, Michael (Sianna) and Matthew; as well as 38 great grandchildren in whom he found great joy and pleasure. He is also survived by brother Lucas (Susan) of Nobleford; sister-in-law Tita of Diamond City, Roeli Moes of Edmonton, dear cousin Hans Steenbergen of Lethbridge and many nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and the Netherlands.
He was predeceased by wife Diny; his parents, numerous brothers and sisters and in-laws, son Quincy, great-granddaughter Mackenna and daughter Wilma Meindertsma.
A Viewing will be held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, on Friday, December 8, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Saturday, December 9, 2023, in the Monarch-Nobleford Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am at the NOBLEFORD CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 522 Highway Avenue – Nobleford, AB with Rev. Bryan Hummel and Rev. Gary van Leeuwen officiating. Livestream link available at http://www.noblefordcrc.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Immanuel Christian Schools – Society for Christian Education in Southern Alberta, 802 – 6 Avenue, North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0S1, http://www.societyforchristianeducation.org
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