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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 8, 2023.

GREENO, Doug Doug Greeno 1954 – 2023 James Douglas Greeno, beloved husband of Margitta Greeno, passed away in Taber on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the age of 69 years.
A private funeral service will be held at Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Those who wish to view the service online may do so by visiting Doug’s obituary page on our website and clicking on the livestream link that will be available at 1:45 P.M. on Monday, December 11, 2023. The livestream will begin at 2:00 P.M.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

GOOD RIDER – RED CRANE, Tyrik GOOD RIDER – RED CRANE Tyrik Mark Good Rider – Red Crane passed away on November 26, 2023 at Lethbridge, AB at the age of 24 years.
A Wake Service will be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will also be held at Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Blood Band Cemetery, Blood Reserve, AB.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
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.
LANDERYOU, Betty LANDERYOU The family of BETTY LANDERYOU sadly announce her passing on December 5, 2023.
Left to mourn are her children, Jack, Gordon and Karen Landeryou, Pat Lichter and Susan Supina, her dearly beloved grandchildren, Anna, Sarah, Jesse, Morgan, Liam, Jessica and Ava, as well as nine great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Harry Benson of Fort Macleod, her brother Gordon, husband John and her granddaughter, Ruth.
Betty was born Dorothy Elizabeth Benson on September 20, 1925. She married John Landeryou in 1947 and dedicated her life to the well being of their family.
Cremation will be followed later by a private family memorial.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
MOOK, Chester MOOK It is with great sadness and gentle peace that the family of the CHESTER JOHN MOOK, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sharon Mook and father of Tiffany Fraser and Camille Rose, announce his passing at Cedar Creek Adaptacare, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the age of 79 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (cancer.ca), Lethbridge & District Humane Society (lethbridge humanesociety.com) or Lethbridge Symphony (lethbridgesymphony.org)

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
KENNEY, Linda KENNEY LINDA KENNEY, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Bill Kenney, passed away suddenly at home, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the age of 78 years.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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’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.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
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
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
BOOGAART, Melissa MELISSA REED BOOGAART 1987 – 2023 Mrs. Melissa Reed Boogaart of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Chase Boogaart, passed away suddenly in her sleep on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at the age of 36 years.
Melissa was born on August 2, 1987, in Pincher Creek to Bob & Lynette Reed. She grew up in Pincher Creek with 2 siblings and was overjoyed to accept a 3rd in her late teen years. She Graduated from Mathew Halton High School and was a proud graduate of Multimedia Production at LCC. After a brief time working in Surrey BC. She returned to Lethbridge, making it her home.
She eventually settled into a position at Sunlife, and it was here that she met the love of her life Chase Boogaart. On June 29, 2019, Melissa and Chase entered into wedded bliss.
In 2017 Melissa began working at Lethbridge College. Eventually becoming an operations assistant In CTLI (Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation). It was here she found her true passion of helping others. The Dean of CTLI described helping others as Melissa’s superpower.
Professionally she was often the go to person for her depth of knowledge and her way of working with others.
Melissa had a zest for life and never missed a chance to hold or play with their pets Keiko and Zim. She loved to spend hours with Amy’s puppies and always found the best gifts and loved playing with her niece and nephew’s.
Our beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband Chase Tyson Boogaart; Father Bob (Debbie) Reed; sister Amy-Lynn Reed; brothers Travis (Sam) Reed and Merven (Katie) Meier; sister in-law Kerry Boogaart; brother in-law Cole Boogaaart; father in-law Marty (Gwyn) (Jackie) Boogaart; grandparents Roy (Diana) Reed, Julien Morin; uncle’s Rocky Reed, Dennis (Jackie) Morin; aunts Liane (Nick) Leavitt, Linda (Ian) Callander, Ronda Guss as well as her niece and nephew’s.
She was predeceased by her amazing mother Lynette Reed; uncle’s Dale Morin, Terry Guss and Wayne Guss; grandparents June Morin and Oriville (Gail) Guss.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Melissa-ReedBoogaart and scroll to the bottom of the obituary page.
In Lieu of flowers you can honor her memory by performing a good deed for a neighbor or donating food to your local food bank.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.
MORNING BIRD, Jessica MORNING BIRD JESSICA JANE MORNING BIRD, (Sakoisohpsskii – Last Mink Woman), passed away on December 2, 2023 in Coalhurst, AB at the age of 31 years. The Wake Service will be held at Old Agency Hall, Blood Reserve, AB on Sunday, December 10 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Old Agency Hall on Monday, December 11 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at One Spot Cemetery, Blood Reserve.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca
PINTO, Celia PINTO CELIA PINTO, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late John Pinto, passed away peacefully at Fairmont Extendicare on December 3, 2023, at the impressive age of 99 years.
She is survived by her daughters Helen Pinto, Alice (Don) Matisz; granddaughter Jessica (Andrew) Maneschyn; and great-grandson Emmet Maneschyn. In addition to her husband, Celia was predeceased by her adult daughter Joanna Pinto. Celia will also be remembered by her sister Cybele (Francis) Noronha (in Lethbridge); sisters-in-law Antoinette Carvalho (in Lethbridge), Arlinda Pinto (in England), Doreen Pinto (in England); and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends around the globe.
Celia was born in Mombasa, Kenya when the country was still a British colony. She was fascinated by the British monarchy, especially Queen Elizabeth II, to whom she was sometimes compared because of her elegance and reserve. Celia was educated at Star of the Sea Convent School where she later taught. It was here that Celia acquired her lifelong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Celia’s high standards, both as a teacher and personally, were legendary. Many of her former students are thankful for her exacting tutelage which contributed to their success.
Celia married in her late thirties, having waited for a man like John whom she admired for his considerate and kind nature. They were both teachers earning modest salaries but Celia’s frugal housekeeping ensured their family never felt deprived. Celia was committed to her three daughters’ care and schooling. She and John sacrificed much to facilitate their children’s education abroad. They were assisted by the generosity of Cybele and Francis. Years later, these opportunities resulted in the family’s emigration to Canada.
Once in Lethbridge, Celia adapted to the loss of her former home and community by embracing her new granddaughter, Jessica. Although her ‘world’ was smaller, it was no less happy. She enjoyed babysitting, tending her balcony planters, doing crossword puzzles and taking daily walks with John. They led a quiet, peaceful life. In 2001, John and Celia were devastated by the illness and death of their daughter, Joanna. In 2021, Celia’s heart was broken again by the unexpected death of her husband of 60 years. She was consoled a month later by the birth of great-grandson Emmet.
Throughout her health issues, Celia’s iron will and strong faith sustained her. She never forgot that her life had been consecrated to Mary, through sorrows and joys, from youth to advanced age. So we are confident that Mary remembered Celia at the hour of her death.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. Both the Prayer Service and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Celia’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
FALCON, Maria FALCON MARIA SELVA FALCON, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Piyami Place in Picture Butte, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the age of 84 years.
A private Family Service will be held.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
TANIWA, Masae TANIWA MASAE (BETTY) TANIWA (nee CHAKI), beloved wife of the late Iwao Marchie Taniwa of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Dec 5th, 2023.
Left to cherish her memory are her son Roger Taniwa and daughter-in-law Elaine, brother Yosh (Nish) and their children, Lori, Darrin, Kevin and Gail, sister Marion (Joe) and their children, Bev and Kim, grandchildren Troy (Carly), Amber (Sean) and Cory (Laura), and great grandchildren Chelsea and Brandon. Betty was predeceased by her brother Kiyo.
Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at CRH of wing 4C for making her final days comfortable and pain free.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.salmonandsons.ca
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