JONATHAN (JON) NEWMAN
Jon Newman passed away on August 8, 2008, at the age of 47 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children Jeremy and Jodi, their mother Cathy, his mother June, sisters Ellen, Lori, brothers Randy, Roderick, and their families. He was predeceased by sister Lynda and brother Adrian.
Jon was a kind-hearted and adventurous free-spirit who enjoyed nature and the outdoors, and valued time spent with friends and family.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date. As per Jon’s wish friends are invited to gather to celebrate his life and share stories and memories, on Saturday, August 16, 2008, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bo’diddly’s Pub & Grill, Lethbridge.
Donations in Jon’s name may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4N2, St. Michael’s Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit), 1400 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, and the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre, 802 2a Ave N, Lethbridge.
JOE NASSAR, beloved husband of Carolyn Nassar, of Lethbridge passed away at home on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the age of 55 years.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter Katherine Nassar, his son David Nassar and a grandson Zakkary Watson. He is also survived by his father Elias Nassar of London, Ontario, a brother Tony (Elaine) Nassar of London, Ontario, several nieces, nephews, cousins, Joe, Carmen and Lilly and many, many special friends.
Joe was predeceased by his mother Lillian and a sister Rosie Holmes.
Joe was born in Alexandria, Egypt and traveled to Canada at the age of five. He lived in Lethbridge for 30 years where he met and married his soul mate Carolyn. Joe graduated from the University of Lethbridge and later worked at the Rehabilitation Society as an Employment Counselor. Finding gainful employment, Joe was known for his support and help with his clients. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who made lifelong friends wherever he went. His family was his special joy. Joe will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Joe’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, July 11, 2008 at 1:00 P.M..
In memory of Joe, donations may be made to charity of one’s choice.
BEATRICE MAXINE NAY, beloved wife of the late Elliot Nay, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, April 14, 2008 at the age of 97 years.
She is survived by her children George (Kay) Nay of Cardston, Dale (Lois) Nay of Jefferson and Marlene (Alex) Ivanco of Lethbridge, sisters Ethel Anderson and Edith Miller as well as 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents William and Anna Katherine Wood, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Maxine was born in Banff and was raised in Barons and Woolford. There she met and married Elliot and together they moved to Jefferson where they settled on the family farm. They then moved to Lethbridge where they retired 30 years ago. Some of Maxine’s fondest memories were of her time in Rio Grand Valley, her trips to Hawaii and R.V camping.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2:00 P.M.
Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers graciously declined. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
1987 - 2008
ASHLEY MARIE NEELS passed away in Iron Springs on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the age of 20 years.
Ashley is survived by her son Brodie, mother Sandy (Monti), brother Wesley, father Jim, Opa’s and Oma’s Ann and Walter Ankermann and Joost and Maria Neels, Aunts and Uncles; Tony (Kim) Ankermann, Dave (Katie) Ankermann and their children Lukas, Nicholas and Mitchell, Angie (Rob) VanderHeyden and their children Haylee, Amanda and Jessie, Tunte Ellie (Gary), Tunte Wanda (Hubert), Gloria (John) and Jason, Matilda and family, Mike (Freda) Neels, Pete (Wilma) Neels, Dave (Nancy) Neels, Mattie and Ben Bisshop, Lena (Chris) Adams, Joe (Tammy) Neels, John (Helen) Neels, Wim (Wilma) Neels and Mart (Pauline) Neels as well as numerous other cousins from both sides of the family.
She was predeceased by her great grandparents Gram and Grampa Csiki, Opa and Oma Ankerman and Uncle Ed Brenner.
Ashley Marie Neels was born in Lethbridge on June 6, 1987 and was loved by all who knew her. She was a dedicated and loving mommy to her son Brodie who turned 1 in February. She loved daisies, music and animals, especially the “Misfits”. Ashley kept everyone on their toes and always voiced her opinion when she had something to say. She loved her new job and new co-workers and was looking forward to the summer and new beginnings. Ashley looked forward to a new day and new adventures with her son, family and friends. She loved her family and bugging her little brother Wes. She was a beautiful young lady with a lot of spunk and she always had a smile on her face, especially when it came to Brodie and uncle Tony.
Ashley will be sadly missed by her son, mother, brother, father, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and all those near and dear to her. Thank you to family and friends for all their support and prayers at this time.
Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. with Chaplain Albert Kolk officiating.
Cremation to follow with Interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in trust to Brodie Neels at Scotiabank, Box 190, Picture Butte, AB, T0K 1V0 or to the Southern Alberta Epilepsy Association, 515 – 7th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2G8.
KART NIRK passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008 after a lengthy illness at the age of 98 years.
Kart was laid to rest at a private Graveside Service beside her late husband Helmut at Mountain View Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to her Extendicare Lethbridge staff and family, who made her feel at home in her later years.
ROBERT NO RUNNER
1964 - 2008
Maatsu’wani’kapi – ‘Honorable Young Man’
Robert was called home to the Creator on March 2, 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marie, his children Shaylee, Lane (Talyssa) and Shania and step-sons Shamus (Bessie) and Guy Vaughn, who he raised and loved as his own. He was Papa to Pacen, Lexi, Tanner and Talon.
Robert was born on August 23, 1964, to Lawrence No Runner and Marina Buckskin. He was a loving brother to Maryann, Sandra (Chris), Delvin (Roni), Cheryl (Julius) and Clayton (Sandra). He will be remembered for the gentle, loving person he was throughout his lifetime of 43 years.
He was raised in the Old Agency area of the Blood reserve, where he continued to live throughout his lifetime. Robert received his schooling in Lethbridge and St. Mary’s High School. He underwent training and gained his Agricultural Certificate and completed Correction Officer Training in Edmonton. He was a bus driver for the Blood Reserve Bus Co-op and received two awards for Driver of the Year.
In his younger years, he was a natural athlete, known for his speed and agility. Whatever sport he took on, he always excelled. Robert’s true calling was that of a horseman, he was gifted with a natural ability in working with race horses. His expertise led to many victories for his uncle Don and his racing Quarter horses. Robert made many lasting friendships on the race track.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 22 years, Marie, (whom he referred to as ‘Babe’), and their children who he loved with all his heart. Above all, Robert was a devoted father and took great pride in his children’s accomplishments be it a graduation or a hockey game. Robert always only gave words of encouragement.
Robert will be best remembered for his never ending humor as there was never a dull moment while in his company. He loved to make people laugh and share in his happiness. He leaves behind his many buddies with whom he had many good times.
Throughout his lifetime he amassed many friendships and touched all with his genuine caring nature.
We, his family and extended family were truly blessed to have known Robert; he was an integral member of our family, always so courteous and willing to give a helping hand. He will be forever missed.
Robert was predeceased by his father, Lawrence and his brothers Brian and Darrell, his nephew Roddy, his paternal grandparents Robert and Helen No Runner, and maternal grandparents Reggie and Gladys Buckskin; cousin Lindsey Medicine Crane and his brother-in-law, Shawn Healy and grandma-in-law Fanny Healy.
A Wake Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at OLD AGENCY HALL, Blood Reserve on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Michael Tipper officiating.
Interment to follow at Old Agency Cemetery.
1927 - 2008
NEUFELD, ABRAHAM, beloved husband of Bernice Neufeld of Coaldale, passed away at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the age of 80 years.
Besides his loving wife he is survived by his sons James and Timothy Neufeld of Coaldale as well as five grand children and three great grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his daughter Linda Neufeld.
Abe was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan in 1927 and moved to the Lethbridge area in 1950. Abe was the second oldest in a family of eleven siblings of Abram and Mary Neufeld. Abe always enjoyed operating and maintaining heavy equipment and was an avid outdoorsman. Abe will be sorely missed by his friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held at the COALDALE UNITED CHURCH, 2022 – 18th Street, Coaldale on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 438-10 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2C7, on Abe's behalf.
1971 - 2007
MS. DR. KAREN NICHOLSON of Lethbridge, beloved daughter, sister, friend and teacher passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, after a courageous battle against cancer on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the age of 36 years.
Karen is survived by her parents Ted and Margaret Nicholson as well as brother Cameron (Jennifer).
Karen was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1971 and moved to Lethbridge where she lived most of her life. She was a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, continuing her studies at Western University in London, Ontario where she received her MSc and PhD, then proceeded to Queens University for post doctoral studies. In 2002, Karen joined the faculty at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
A Private Family Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME.
A Celebration of Karen’s life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge for friends and family on Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in Karen’s name to: The Ewing’s Research Foundation, at www.letsbeatthis.org or P.O. Box 1355, Carmel, CA, 93921.
1931 - 2007
JUNE NADON, beloved friend of John Dowding of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at the age of 76 years.
She is survived by her daughter Jill (Garry) Tomlinson of Rimbey, Alberta, grandsons Garrett (Cynthia) and Darren (Amy), granddaughter Stacy (John), great granddaughter Kayleigh and great grandson Zachary.
She was predeceased by her husbands Lorne Nadon and Garry Coyle and daughter Barbara Gail Nadon.
June was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on June 27, 1931 and was raised on the family farm. In 1951 she married Lorne Nadon and traveled the world with the Air Force. When Lorne left the military in 1976 they settled in Lethbridge where June worked as an accountant until she retired at 55. She served on the Board of Appeal for Employment Insurance for many years. She was a great supporter of the Legion, Labour Club and the Miners. Her two passions were her dog Chico and horse racing where she sat in the same seat at the grandstand every weekend for 15 years. Her sense of humour will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 6:30 P.M.
Cremation to follow.
Relatives, friends and acquaintances are invited to gather to tell stories and celebrate June’s life at the ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB, 3710 South Parkside Drive South, Lethbridge on Friday, November 9, 2007 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
In memory of June, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
“I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course, I have kept the faith”
II Timothy 4:7
HENDRIKUS “HENK” ALBERTUS NIEUWENDYK, beloved husband of Mary Nieuwendyk, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, October, 14, 2007 at the age of 85 years.
Besides his loving wife of 27 years Mary, Henk is survived by his sons Rudy Nieuwendyk, Fred Nieuwendyk and Rick (Anita) Nieuwendyk, 6 children Wilma (Gerrit) Van Vliet, Albert (Linda) Groenesteyn, Tony Groenesteyn, Joanne (Don) Tanasichuk, Henry (Kelly) Groenesteyn and Lorraine (Sid) Barwegen, 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his 1st wife Henriette Louise (1957) and 2nd wife Neeltje “Nell” (1979).
Henk immigrated from Holland with his wife Henriette and twin sons in April 1953 and settled in Lethbridge. Henk loved Canada and the opportunities that were open to him. He became a Canadian citizen in 1959. After holding a couple different jobs he was very proud to be taken on at St. Michael’s General Hospital as a stationary steam engineer. He was at St. Michael’s for 19 years and retired in January 1987.
To those who knew him well, he was a very thankful man and the words “we are well blessed” were often heard coming from his lips.
Thank you, oh my Father
For giving us your Son
and leaving your Spirit ‘til
your work on earth is done.
When I stand in Glory
I will see your face
There I’ll serve my King forever
in that holy place.
As a family, we thank you for your love and support during this difficult time.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd West, Lethbridge on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend John Huizinga officiating.
A Private Family Interment will precede the Memorial Service.
In memory of Henk, donations may be made to World Vision, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y4.