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Psalm 118 vs 18
The Lord hath chastened me sore: but He hath not given me over unto death.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Cornelius Adriaan Grisnich at home on October 21, 2014 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Gery and by his children Nellie (Tony) Kreft, Joan (Dale) Sullivan, Joanne (Frank) Brilman, Matthew (Corina) Grisnich and Ruth (Barry) Aleman. He was a dear Opa to 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was born on March 28, 1934 in Hoofdorp, the Netherlands, the youngest of 12 children born to Reyer and Gerarda Grisnich. He immigrated with his family in 1948 and worked on the family farm until he married Geertruida Heerschap in November 1956. He enjoyed his work as a salesman up until his retirement. He is also survived by his brother Gijs (Anneke) Grisnich and his sisters, Grie VanderVeen of Emmeloord, Marie (Joe) Van Zweden of Iowa, Johanna Vossebelt, Grada Leeuwenburgh, and Ann (John) VandenBrink. His sister-in-laws, Coby, Ali and Christina. Numerous nieces, nephews and their families.  He was predeceased by his oldest brother, Willem in Holland and his sister and brother-in-law Ali and Case Barendregt. His brothers, George, Ray and John. Brothers-in-law, Henk VanderVeen, Willem Vossebelt and Theo Leeuwenburgh. We wish to thank all his doctors and caregivers for their compassionate and loving care for our dad over the years. Condolences will be held from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30pm on Monday, October 21, 2014 at NETHERLANDS REFORMED CONGREGATION OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 3 A St. S., T1K 1V0, with Rev. P.L. Bazen officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined; those who wish may donate to the Chinook Regional Hospital, 960 19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5. Send condolences at

LILLIAN ‘LIL’ HEGLAND, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Lil is survived by her children; Harold (Pat) Hegland, Carol (Joe) Karl, and Sandi Hegland. Her grandchildren; Ashley (Nancy) Hegland, Jackson (Jennifer) Hegland, Bradley (Sara) Park, Scott (Leanne) Park` and Danny McMann. Her Great grandchildren; Waverley Hegland, Grady and Ella Hegland, Carter, Caris and Macie Park, Dorian and Lukas Park. Lil is also survived by Betty Pitt, Kay Pitt (sister in laws) and Roy Frig (brother in law) Lil was predeceased by her first husband Gustav Hegland (1974) and her second husband Fred Preston, her sisters Kathleen Poch, Dorothy Welsh, Betty Frig, her brothers Cyril, Clarence, Alfred and Bill Pitt. A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring of 2015.  Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone  (403) 381-7777 Fax  (403)381-3128 Toll Free  1(888)381-7778

JEAN D. SCHMITT  1933 - 2014
Mrs. Jean Delilah Schmitt, beloved wife of Gordon Schmitt, of Milk River, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2014, at the age of 80 years. She will always be much loved and greatly missed by those who knew her. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the MILK RIVER CEMETERY, Milk River, AB. Send condolences at

Mrs. Laurian Beauchesne of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Henry Beauchesne, passed away on October 21, 2014 at the age of 73 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB. Send condolences at

With gentle relief, the family of JAMES “JIM” ALBERT MOCH, sadly announce his passing on Sunday, October 19th at the age of 74 years.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with reverend Andrew Horne officiating.
Honoured to Serve - Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone  (403) 381-7777 Fax  (403)381-3128 Toll Free  1(888)381-7778

Nova Gwynneth McCollister  September 11, 1933 – October 22, 2014.  With heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother sister and friend.  Nova is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Richard (Dick) McCollister of Pincher Creek, Ab; children Harriet and her family Wyatt (Tasha) their children Riley and Nate, Zane, Steven (Nicole) their children Corbin, Maddie and Olivia; Jesse (Linda) and his family Travis (Rae) their children Sage, Allie and Shane, Leah(Lance) their children Brynlee ,Harley, Lexie, Presley and one on the way, Jared and his son Weston, Ashley (Stirling) their children Emily and Wace; Wesley (Leanne) and his family Jolene (Kyle) Calib and his daughter Lucia, Kyle, Jamie (David) their children Caitlin and Travis, Jessica and her daughter Jorja; Lana (Guy) and their daughter Donita (Wade); sisters Adelia (Jack) Wade and their family, Konita (Stan)Stout and family brother in law Alton (Gus) McCollister, sister in law Gloria (Curt) Kruger and family as well as many many treasured friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the PINCHER CREEK UNITED CHURCH, 972 Police Ave., Pincher Creek, with Reverend Brent Woodard, Officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Nova¹s memory to the Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.

RYAN WILLIAMS, beloved son of Karen Williams and Samuel Wolf Plume, passed away in Stand Off on October 20th, 2014 at the age of 25 years. Along with his parents, his is survived by : his son Hayden; sister Lacey and niece Alexis; brother, the late Kenton; nephew Bently; aunties and uncles: Hilda (Ralph), Linda (Calvin), Calvin, Elroy One Owl, Eddie Laroque, Francis (James), Lionel (Jessica), Norma (Glen), Anne Wilson Schaef (Chuck), Pete Sidley, Connie Wolf Plume, Wilbert Wolf Plume,Ida Little Man, Camillia Wadsworth. (Apologies to those not mentioned). A Wake Service will be held at the Senator Gladstone Hall, Blood Reserve on Friday, October 24th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary¹s Catholic Church, Blood Reserve on Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Catherine¹s Cemetery, Blood Reserve. Email condolences to:

Laura Hoeksema  1929 – 2014
Luitgerdina ³Laura² Johanna Hoeksema, beloved wife of the late Hedde Hoeksema, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the age of 84 years. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, October 26, 2014 between 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 3902 Heritage Drive, Taber on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Brian Kuyper officiating. Burial to take place at the Fairview Cemetery, Acton, Ontario. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at Laura is survived by her son Randy (Patricia) Hoeksema of Taber, two granddaughters and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Klass (Ineke) Dekens of Simcoe, Ontario. Laura was predeceased by her husband Hedde Hoeksema, daughter Maya Thornton, granddaughter Dava-Lynne McNeil, grandson Jason Hoeksema as well as by her parents and numerous other relatives. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Laura¹s name may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society, #402, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0N9. Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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