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By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on April 25, 2024.

BRANDHORST, Nicholas NICHOLAS BRANDHORST 1933 – 2024 Mr. Nicholas Brandhorst of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Tressa Brandhorst, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the age of 91 years.
Nicholas was born in Leiden on January 11, 1933. He was raised in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 17. After many years of working for the LNID, he started his studies to become a Journeyman Carpenter, and soon after started his own construction company, NEB Construction.
Nicholas is survived by his loving wife Tressa, and his 3 children; sons Jim (Heleen), Dirk, and daughter Joyce; 7 grandchildren Neil (Miho), Dustin (Julie), Troy, Luke (Ayca), Ramona, Cameron, Tyler (Sarah); sister Teuntje; 4 stepchildren Deborah, Kevin, Jeff, and Corwin; 14 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Jacobus and Teuntje Johanna; siblings Janny, Dirk, Cor, Marie and Nel.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at GRACE REFORMED CHURCH, 1402 8 Avenue North, Lethbridge, with Pastor Paul Van Stralen officiating. A private graveside service will be held prior in Archmount Cemetery.
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Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Christian School Society, 802-6th Ave North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 0S1.
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ESAU, Ronald RONALD ESAU 1963-2024 (The words that follow are Ron’s own written only a few months before he passed. Only the date of his passing has been updated.) Ron Esau was born in Coaldale, Alberta on September 9, 1963. He passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer on Monday, April 15, 2024 with his loving wife LeAnn and several other family members at his side.
He is survived by his loving wife, LeAnn (Popson) Esau; his beloved siblings: Marion (Ron) Braun; Alvin (Sandra) Fowler Esau; Rose (Dennis) Siemens; Linda (Bill) Holden; Frieda (Norm) Klippenstein; Ken (Karen) Esau-as well as LeAnn’s siblings: Dwight (Mary Jean) Popson; Wade Popson (Sandra Napper). Ron is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Ron was predeceased by his parents John & Anne Esau, and by LeAnn’s parents Steve & Stella Popson.
Ron graduated in 1981 from Kate Andrews High School (Coaldale). Ron loved school so much that he kept on going and graduated once from Columbia Bible College (Abbotsford, BC), three times from Lethbridge College, and two times from the University of Lethbridge.
In spite of all of his nice times learning in school, Ron’s happiest day of each year was getting called back to work for the City of Lethbridge. His career included ten seasons in Parks Irrigation; ten seasons as a Parks Landscaper; 15 seasons as the City of Lethbridge Mosquito Technician; and over 20 winter seasons driving the Zamboni in different Lethbridge arenas.
He had very few bad workdays. He loved his fellow employees and bosses. His favourite work was training the new employees and giving them the best first day on the job possible. When not working, he would try to fit in two or three fitness classes each day.
He loved biking, running, and hiking. Even if the weather was bad, golfing nine holes at Picture Butte with his good friends had to be attempted. Ron loved camping in Waterton with LeAnn and their dog Abby.
Most of all, Ron loved Jesus and anything that Ron accomplished was from Jesus working through him. Ron was so thankful for the almost two years Jesus gave him after his cancer diagnosis. Praise God!
A Graveside Service will be held at ROYAL VIEW CEMETERY, 5920 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 11:00 A.M., followed by a Funeral Service at COLLEGE DRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 2710 College Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, at 1:00 P.M. with Ken Esau and Pastor Dick Deweert officiating. Livestream of the service will be available on the College Drive Youtube channel:
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MILLER, Bill MILLER BILL JOSEPH MILLER, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully with family by his side, at Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, April 22, 2024 at the age of 65 years.
Arrangements will be announced once completed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (

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