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Wednesday, January 3, 2024


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on January 3, 2024.

KNIBB, Ed

Ed Knibb 1946 – 2023 It is with deep sadness that the family of Edgar Arley John Knibb, announce his passing on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at the age of 77 years.
Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Besides Norma (née Born), his loving wife of fifty three years, Ed is survived by their children Jason (Diane) Knibb of Rosebud and their sons Austin (Shannon) Knibb and Parker (Jennifer) Knibb; Crystal (Bryan) Zens of Lacombe and their children Rylan Zens and Sydney Zens (fiancée Justin Penney). Ed was affectionately known as Uncle Edgar to his nieces, nephews and cousins. Together his family share many fond memories of airplane rides, horseback rides, hard work and a life lived to the fullest.
Edgar passed away unexpectedly in his home, finding peace with the Lord and reuniting with his parents Fern and Stella Knibb, as well as his siblings Ron, Louise, Joyce and Vernon.
Relatives and friends are invited to join Ed’s family to celebrate his life at Harvest Healing Centre, 102 Canal Gardens, Strathmore on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
Lunch to follow at the church where his family will be serving chinese food, a favorite of Ed’s.
The Burial Service will follow the reception at Rosebud Cemetery at 3:00 P.M. (corner of Township Road 272A and Range Road 220 just north of Rosebud).
In honor of Edgar’s western spirit, please consider wearing a cowboy hat or boots. Your presence and support during this time are greatly appreciated.
If friends so desire, memorial tribures in Edgar’s name may be made directly to Harvest Healing Centre, 102 Canal Gardens, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 0C4 (e-transfers may be sent to hhcgiving@gmail.com).
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


DYKSHOORN, Ronald “Ron”

RONALD “RON” DYKSHOORN 1951 – 2023 Mr. Ron Dykshoorn of Foremost, Alberta, beloved husband of Lorinda, passed away suddenly in his home on December 22, 2023, at the age of 72 years.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 5, 2024, at BURDETT CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 121075 TOWNSHIP RD 82, Burdett, Alberta with Pastor Rick Roeda officiating. Ron will be laid to rest in Highfield Cemetery at a private graveside service.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


SHAVER, Eleanor

ELEANOR MARY ELIZABETH SHAVER 1921 – 2023 Mrs. Eleanor Mary Elizabeth Shaver of Lethbridge passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at the age of 102 years.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4 ST S, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Reverend Terry Shillington officiating. To watch the service via livestream, please go to https://www.mbfunerals.com/obituary/Eleanor-MaryElizabeth-Shaver
A private family Graveside Service will be held prior in Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.
If friends desire, donations may be made in Eleanor’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society https://cancer.ca/
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.


SKRETTING, Janet

SKRETTING, Janet 1964 – 2023 Janet was born on April 15, 1964 in the Lethbridge Hospital to parents, Carol (nee: Wright) and Edwin Skretting. She passed away in the same Hospital, on Saturday, December 30, 2023, a few months shy of her 60th birthday.
She was raised on the farm in Circle Hill, AB with her brother, Marvin “Scurvy” Skretting; also surrounded by Cousins, Aunts and Uncles she held dear. She moved to Vauxhall with Carol in her teenage years, endlessly enjoying a house full of friends. They all enjoyed softball and curling at every opportunity, and Janet excelled at both.
Janet moved to Lethbridge, AB to the Westminster neighborhood she loved, and raised her daughters, Shantel Delon (Ryan) Kutanzi, Tanya (Kevin) Baker, and Deena (Ben) Baker. She shared the last decade of her life with her life-long friend, turned companion, Darren “Dog” Wourms. They both lived for time spent with her Grandchildren, Teagin & Raelyn Kutanzi, as well as Randi & Ronan Chrupka.
Her house wasn’t filled with music, however; no one dared speak over curling on TV, or over her gardening show on 770. Her house was a landing pad for all family in Lethbridge for any reason. Coffee was served black and strong. She was the mom kids moved back to. Tanya overjoyed her by coming home to start her family; Deena moved into a home on the block to share the cats they both loved.
Janet’s body took us all by surprise and abruptly failed her. However, her strength allowed us to be with her to congregate in love for her final moments.
We know she will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Janet will be received with love by her father, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends who predeceased her.
For those who wish to pay their respects, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with memories shared at 7:00 p.m. at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at the Enchant Community Hall, with burial to follow in the Enchant Cemetery. In tribute to our mother, we encourage everyone to wear what makes you feel great and brings you joy.
To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


FIRST CHARGER, Gail

FIRST CHARGER GAIL FIRST CHARGER, passed away on December 25, 2023 in Lavern, AB at the age of 66 years. A Wake Service will be held at Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, January 5 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Gladstone Hall on Saturday, January 6 at 12:00 pm. Interment will take place in Pioneer cemetery.
To send a condolence please visit http://www.legacyfuneralhome.ca


POELSTRA, Willem “Bill”

POELSTRA Praise the Lord for He is good. His mercies endure to everlasting. On December 27, 2023, the Lord called to himself, WILLEM “BILL” POELSTRA, at the age of 98 years.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Jetty, his son Henry and grandson Alex, as well as numerous members of the Vander Molen and Poelstra families, and dear friends.
Bill was born in Sexbierum, Friesland, the Netherlands, on September 7, 1925, and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He married Jetty (Jetske) Vander Molen on March 13 1953, and together they raised two adopted sons, Henry, and Andy (deceased). Bill served many years as a postal carrier. He loved vocal music, singing in various church choirs and in Vox Musica. He volunteered at the Soup Kitchen and with Rehoboth Christian Ministries summer camps. He was a steady and faithful Christian, husband, father, and friend.
Bill will be laid to rest in MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 1210 – Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 1:00 P.M.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Bill’s life will follow at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB, at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Tom Albaugh officiating. The Memorial Service will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Bill’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com


SHARP ADZE, Elsie

With much sadness, the family announces the tragic passing of Elsie Marie Sharp Adze on December 27, 2023, in Brocket, Alberta at the age of 44.  On Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 4:30pm, there will be a short prayer service at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel in Pincher Creek, AB, following which the family will process to Maria and Lorne’s home on Piikani Nation for a One-Day Wake.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 5, 2024, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church followed by Interment at Piikani Nation Cemetery in Brocket.

Snodgrass Funeral Home assisting with funeral arrangements, 403-627-4864. To email condolences, please visit http://www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com


GOOD STRIKER, Benjamin “Benji”

GOOD STRIKER BENJAMIN “BENJI” ROBERT GOOD STRIKER passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023 at the age of 35 years.
A Wake will be held at SENATOR GLADSTONE HALL, Blood Reserve, AB, on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. MARY’S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, Blood Reserve, AB, on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Pawel Andrasz O.M.I. celebrating.
Following the Funeral Mass, Benji will be laid to rest in Blood Band Cemetery.

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


BROOKS, Kevin “Michael Ress”

BROOKS KEVIN BROOKS (aka MICHAEL RESS), of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, January 1, 2024 at the age of 54 years.
Arrangements will be announced when completed.

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


PISKO, Shirley PISKO SHIRLEY DIANE PATRICIA PISKO, of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ronald Clarence Pisko, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the age of 78 years.
A prayer service will be held on Friday January 5, 2024, at 7:00 P.M., at Cornerstone Funeral Home, 2825 32nd Ave South, Lethbridge AB, with Father Mark Bayrock officiating.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 643 12b Street North, Lethbridge AB.
Following the service Shirley will be laid to rest with her beloved husband at Mountain View Cemetery.

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

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