CHARLES HOCHMAN, beloved husband of Angela Hochman, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, November 17, 2008 at the age of 67 years.
Cremation with private interment at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY at a later date.
After 102 years, Tsuya Horio passed away in Lethbridge on November 13, 2008, with the same grace and dignity that defined her life.
Tsuya is survived by children, Frank Sugawara (Flo), Mary Higa (Laurence), Roy Horio and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tsuya was predeceased by two husbands, one daughter, Lucy Vass and son-in-law Alex Vass.
Born in Tomi-gun, Japan, Tsuya moved to Canada in 1922 at the age of 18 years. She has lived a century of joy and hardship. Moves have taken her from Vancouver, to Tashme, Shaughnessy, Brooks, Calgary and finally to Lethbridge. Her positive outlook and joy for life has endured, and this is the gift she will pass on to future generations.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents of the Pemmican Lodge for their help and kindness to “Sue”. At the request of our mother, a private funeral will be held in Calgary.
1948 - 2008
CURTIS HANSON, of Coalhurst, passed away suddenly at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the age of 60 years.
Curt is survived by his four children, Tracy (Brent) Rolland and Tara Coates of Melfort, SK; Candace Hanson (Scott Soenen) of Lethbridge, AB; Hollie Hanson of Taber, AB; and his four grandchildren, Chelsea Coates; Mckenzie, Paige and Connor Rolland.
He is also survived by Kim Stephens of Lethbridge, AB, Mother of Candace and Hollie; his two sisters, Carol (Bill) Wilk and Marilyn; his brother, Murray Hanson; and several nieces and nephews, as well as his dog Sasha.
He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Marjorie; son Chad; and granddaughter Ashley.
Born in Bengough, SK on July 7, 1948, Curt moved to Alberta in 1989 and settled in Coalhurst. He was employed at Hostess Frito Lay for over 17 years as a shipper. Curt was known for his witty banter and sense of humour. He was a Royal Canadian Legion Member and enjoyed fishing. Curt loved spending time with family and friends, and recently found a new love in white water rafting. Curt will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
A private family service will be held in Bengough, Saskatchewan at a later date.
In Memory of Curt, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #207, 542 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 210D – 12 “A” Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1.
1956 - 2008
TOM HERBERT, beloved husband of Linda Herbert and beloved father to Tyler, Evan and Joel, of Lethbridge, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the age of 52 years.
He is survived by his father, Earle Herbert, sister Kim (Chris) Nielsen, niece Megan (Lyle) Holburton and their son Chase, and nephew Adam Nielsen, all of Lethbridge.
He is also survived by Linda’s parents, Tim and Tina Bouwsema of Lethbridge and Linda’s siblings; Patricia and Dave Gregory and children Daniel and Christy of Summerland, BC; Bruce and Rita Bouwsema and children Timothy and Cheryl of Lethbridge; Barry and Darlene Bouwsema and children Mitchell and Melissa of Sherwood Park; Gloria and Wayne Kinsella and children Joshua, Alexis, Rachel and Michelle of Edmonton.
Special friends, Doug & Karen Christie and family; Myles & Carol Godlonton and family; Dave & Brenda Howe and family; Hugh & Jean Christie and family; and Steve, Esther & Nicholas Johnson.
He was predeceased by his mother, Ethel Mae in 1984.
Tom was born March 26, 1956 in Lethbridge. He apprenticed at SAIT as a Communication Electrician and joined AGT in 1976. Tom continued with AGT (Telus) for over 31 years, working at Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Edmonton and finally returning to Lethbridge. He married Linda in 1984 and together they raised their 3 boys. Tom loved to golf and was a member of the Lethbridge Country Club. He enjoyed camping, fishing and downhill skiing. Tom was a very sociable person. He loved to cook and BBQ for family get-togethers. He was a faithful member of Park Meadows Baptist Church and will be sadly missed by family and many friends.
Friends and family may gather at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Monday, October 13, 2008 from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. for a viewing.
A Funeral Service will be held at PARK MEADOWS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011-15th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Barry Seifert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, Lethbridge Chapter, Box 563, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z4 or to Canadian Diabetes Association, 210 D – 12th Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2J1.
1920 - 2008
MICHAEL STEPHEN HRABIC, beloved husband of Dorothy Hrabic, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Park Meadows Village on his 64th wedding anniversary, Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the age of 88 years.
He is the loving father of Judy (Murray) Craig of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Lorna Rusling (Ed) of Lethbridge, Alberta.
Michael is survived by his wife Dorothy, his daughters Judy and Lorna; his 3 grandchildren Travis (Debbie); Jennifer (Steve) and Alissa (Evan); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father and mother, Andrew and Polly Hrabic; and his sisters Anne Prime and Rose Skoropata.
Michael was born in Stonewall, Manitoba on March 4, 1920. He served from 1941 to 1946 in the Air Force on the British Columbia coast and in Toronto, Ontario. Michael met his wife in Lethbridge when he was in #8 Flying School and married her on September 30, 1945. After they were married, Michael and Dorothy moved to Toronto where he served in the Air Force. After the war ended, they settled in Lethbridge.
Michael worked for Bird, Oland and Kenwood Construction. He also belonged to the ELKS Club and the Seniors RV Camping Group. He enjoyed travelling, hunting, fishing and carpentry.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cal Stewart and Dr. David Stewart and the staff at the Park Meadows Village (Good Samaritan Society) for the compassionate care and kindness given to them during their visits to cottage 5 and to Michael during his last months.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 11 A.M. with Reverend Elizabeth Brown officiating.
A private family interment will follow the service at the Archmount Memorial Gardens.
In Memory of Michael Hrabic, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0N9.
DAVID JAMES HOFER, of Spring Coulee/Cardston, beloved partner of Zenieth Gaynor, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the age of 65 years.
Besides his loving partner, David is survived by his brother, Dennis (Faye) Hofer; 2 nieces and nephews; Dean and Kristi; and numerous family members. David was predeceased by his parents, Dave and Arlean.
David grew up on the family farm helping his dad on the farm, as well as in the garage that his father owned and operated. David became a very good mechanic and became well known for his mechanical abilities and ingenuity. David played ball on various baseball and softball teams in the area and was an avid curler winning numerous trophies. He was a self taught musician and could play several different instruments including guitar, banjo, violin and bagpipes. He played in local bands as well as a pipe band in Lethbridge. David started his own business known as Springco Contracting as a Contract Operating Consultant for different oil companies. He earned several specialized certificates and obtained the position of On-Site Supervisor for oil production activities in the area. David met his partner Zenieth in the early 1980’s and the two enjoyed a full, active life enjoying camping, fishing and traveling.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Cardston, ¼ mile south of Cardston, on Highway #2, on Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M.
A private family interment will take place in Spring Coulee.
In memory of David, body or organ donations may be made to help others at any hospital or to the University of Calgary.
1957 - 2008
MR.LUCAS (LUKE) HUMMEL age 51 of Taber, beloved husband of Michele Hummel was called home suddenly by his lord and saviour, Friday August 29, 2008.
Born May 3, 1957 in Lethbridge, he lived his life in the Nobleford and Granum area. In 1981, Luke was blessed with the birth of his only child Jonathan Hummel, who he raised in the Granum area. Lucas married Michele Johnson March 11, 2006. Luke was employed with Canada Safeway in Calgary, Lethbridge and Taber over his 30 year career as a meat cutter. He made numerous friends during his time at Safeway, with special mention of Gary Pike and Darcy Shearer, who he worked closely with during this time. Luke was a faithful member of the Granum Christian Reformed church. Besides his loving wife Michele, Luke is survived by his son Jonathan (Sharla), step children Jason, Lindsay, Dylan and Saidee and grandchildren Levi, Dallyn, Jaydon and Jaelea. He also leaves behind is mother Cobi Hummel, and in laws Faye Dussome (Gary Milley) and siblings Lydia Hummel and family, Tjaard (TJ) Hummel and family, Wilma (Jack) Wever and family, Catherine (Norm) Dykshoorn and family, Ralph (Patricia) Hummel and family, and many beloved brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Luke is predeceased by his sister Janet Wever (Hummel) (1984) and his father John (Jan) Hummel (2001). Luke was a generous and giving soul and is greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to either the Taber CRC or Granum CRC churches youth program as Luke’s greatest passion and dedication in life was to support and love children.
Funeral service to be held at the GRANUM CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 5 miles east of Granum on Highway 519 on Wednesday September 3, 2008 at two o’clock, and the interment to immediately follow at the Nobleford Christian Reformed Church cemetery. A viewing for immediate family will be held at one o’clock at the Granum CRC before the funeral.
1943 - 2008
JOANNE BETH (MUNRO) HYDE, beloved wife of Don Hyde of Lethbridge passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital, after a lengthy and courageous battle with non-alcoholic liver disease on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the age of 65 years.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her son Jayson (Deb) Munro of Lethbridge and their sons Brady and Mark, and Deb’s family; Verna (Gabe) Mabin and Colby Auld and families of Lethbridge. She is also survived by Don’s family Jody (Darryl) Bohle and their sons Benjamin and Nicholas of Lethbridge; Leslie Garcia and her children, Sian and Bruce of Red Deer; and extended family Karen McPhail, Barb (Darryl), and Janice Carson, brother Bill Munro (Shelley) of Lethbridge, one nephew Max, 3 cousins Joe (Joan) Watson and family of Picture Butte, Peggy Watson and family of Picture Butte and Ada Watson and family of Edmonton.
She was predeceased by parents Robert and Ruth and numerous cousins.
Joanne Hyde was born in Lethbridge, May 20, 1943. She was raised in Picture Butte by loving and faithful parents Ruth and Robert. As a child Joanne delighted her family, relatives and friends with her amazing singing talent and her gregarious personality. Joanne was actively involved in many clubs and organizations for her entire life. Joanne's tremendous faith in God, whom she called Papa, inspired those around her to keep going in spite of what difficulty they faced. Much of Joanne’s life and energy was spent offering service to the many 12 step programs she was involved in over the last 50 years. Joanne’s service to the fellowship offered many suffering souls refuge, hope, and faith.
She has a voracious appetite for knowledge about everything, and would spend hours each day reading, pondering and praying about what she had read. She believed soundly that “we are never alone” and “that God would do for us what we could not do for ourselves”.
Besides her deep love and commitment to the 12 step programs Joanne loved music. Her minister told her that her voice was anointed, and all who had the opportunity to hear her sing, would certainly agree. Though Joanne’s passing may extinguish an earthly light, the lights of all the many she served throughout the years will continue to shine on thanks to her. Joanne’s life’s commitment to serve God, and those around her, is best described in this AA 7th step prayer: My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and to my fellows. Grant me the strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen.
A Celebration of Joanne’s Life will be held at The LETHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE, 1805-9th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Bill Roycroft officiating. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.
In memory of Joanne, donations may be made to A.F.G. “Easy Does It”, 801 – 13 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2W9.
1913 - 2008
FLOYD W. HOWG of Lomond, beloved husband of the late Roseann Howg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Floyd was born on the homestead at Enchant, AB on October 22, 1913, the eldest of five children.
His passion for baseball and other sports began when he played for Enchant in his younger days, and continued throughout his life as a fan at Ball Tournaments in Enchant, Lomond and Vauxhall, and later as an armchair athlete watching the Blue Jays, Stampeders and Calgary Flames on t.v. Floyd also enjoyed curling, fishing, ice fishing, and watching the local kids play hockey and baseball. He curled into his mid-80’s and attended the Badger Lake Ice Derby into his 90’s (even though he never caught a fish). He was very active in the community and a long time member of Lomond Lion’s Club.
He farmed until 2003 when he retired and moved into the Seniors Apartments in Lomond where he enjoyed many cribbage games with his friends at the Seniors Centre and morning coffee with his friends at the Lomond Restaurant. In 2006, as his health failed, he moved to Blue Sky Lodge in Lethbridge and later to Park Meadows Good Samaritan’s where he remained until his passing.
Floyd, a kind, gentle man, was loved by everyone. Family was of utmost importance to Floyd and he took great pride in everyone’s accomplishments including those of his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and was always there to lend a hand or a word of praise. He had a unique sense of humor and was always quick with a response.
Left to honour his memory are children, Leroy (Ann) Branden of Vulcan, Gordon (Carol) Howg of Lomond, Robert (Carla) Howg of Phoenix, AZ, Linda Klemenz of Calgary, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, sisters Marliene Haugen of Camrose, Ruth Severtsen of Innisfail, sister-in-law Emily Howg of Lethbridge and numerous nieces and nephews.
Floyd was predeceased by his beloved wife Roseann, parents Ole and Lena Howg, brothers Art Howg, Les Howg, brothers-in-law Henry Haugen, Severt Severtsen, sister-in-law Phillis Howg, and son-in-law Sunny Klemenz.
A Funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at ENCHANT COMMUNITY HALL with Pastor Jakob Pillibeit officiating. Interment to follow at Enchant Cemetery. In memory of Floyd, tributes may be made to Ibbeftad Lutheran Church, Enchant, AB T0K 0V0 or Bethany Lutheran Church, Box 238, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0.
1915 - 2008
DAISY HAMER, born in Lerwick Shetland in 1915, died peacefully in Lethbridge, AB on August 12, 2008 in the presence of her family.
Daisy was a loving mother to Dale MacLean (Alastair) and John Hamer (Lesia Davis), proud grandmother to Haidee Webb (Cameron Hilton) and Deryck Webb (Karmen) and great grandmother to Oliver Hilton and Chihiro and Ayely Webb. She also holds a special place in the hearts of her surviving family residing in Scotland. Daisy was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1964 as well as by 4 sisters and 2 brothers, all in Scotland. She will be deeply missed by her family and her close friends.
Daisy immigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966 to join her children in Canada. When not spending time with family and friends, she was an avid reader with a special interest in British/Scottish history. She returned home to Scotland as often as she could, travelling well into her 80’s.
Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will occur at a later date. No flowers by request. For those who wish, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 102-5th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0S9. The family wishes to thank Judy Grant, Arlie Passey, Dr. Yamashita and Mary Bartel for their special care and support during Daisy’s last few weeks.
Donald Eldon Hunt, beloved husband of Sandra of Lethbridge passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on August 9, 2008 at the age of 69 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his 4 children; Wade, Rochelle (Lee) Neville, Shawn (Alyssa) and Chad all of Lethbridge, Grandchildren Britni and Avery Hunt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Chloe Neville of Lethbridge. He is also survived by sisters Darlene, Jacquie and Judy; Mom and Dad Westling and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his parents Eldon and Winnifred Hunt.
Don worked with the Lethbridge City Police for 30 years from 1963 to 1993. He was a member of the Appeals Commission and the Lethbridge Police Veterans Association for the last 15 years. As a member of the International Police Association, Don served on the executive at the local level and was Vice President West for the Canadian Section. Don was involved with many youth organizations; namely the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge, Teen Ed, Boy Scouts of Canada and Community Schools Association.
A Memorial Service will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on August 14, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Cathy Coates officiating.
At Don’s request, his ashes will be laid to rest at his favorite family retreat.
In memory of Don, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, 1254 – 3 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0J9, or a charity of one’s choice.