Obituaries - 

We would like to extend our condolences to those in the community who have recently lost loved ones.  If you Cannot Make It To a Funeral you can send A Condolence E-mail By Clicking on The Highlighted E-mail Link for Each Obituary.

Betty Lou “Betty” Colwell          1934 – 2020

Mrs. Betty Lou “Betty” Colwell of High River, beloved wife of the late Mr. William Colwell, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the age of 85 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

HAMILTON          Mar. 26, 1931 – Aug. 4, 2020

The family of MARGARET A. HAMILTON announces her peaceful passing away at Fairmont Extendicare on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the age of 89.  Margaret leaves to mourn her children, David (Julee) Hamilton, Patricia (Gary) Wallace, Sandra (Greg) Smith and Catherine (Gary) Lensen, as well as her sister, Ida (Marc) Lassonde, and her dearest friend for over 55 years, Sheila Schikowsky. The pride and joy of her life were her grandchildren, Marcie, Christine & Serena Wallace, Easton, Parker & Sydney Smith, and Thomas Lensen.  She is predeceased by her parents, Alec & Myrtle Campbell, her husband, Andrew J. Hamilton, and her siblings, Lyle, Jim and Genevieve.  Mom spent many years volunteering with the Red Cross and Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital upon her retirement from the Lethbridge Lodge hotel. Her graciousness and quick wit will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Margaret’s life will be celebrated during a Funeral Mass at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Father Derek Remus celebrating. If you’d like to attend, you may RSVP to Cornerstone at 403-381-7777 or care@cornerstonefh.ca. For the safety of us and our community, hand sanitizer and facemasks will be available at the door and masks must be worn in the church at all times.  A Private Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.  Special thanks to Dr. C. Walsh and all the wonderful staff at Fairmont Extendicare for their outstanding care of our mother.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (www.heartandstroke.ca/donate).  To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Annigje “Annie” Ketel          1929 – 2020

Mrs. Annie Ketel of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Ketel, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the age of 91 years. Due to COVID restrictions, A Private Family Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, August 10, 2020 at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Jim Zondervan, officiating. A private family graveside will be held prior in the Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish are invited to watch the service via live stream at : https://www.fhwebsites.org /ymb/added/obit/Annigje-Ketel  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

Jannetje Klok           1939 – 2020

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of my dear wife, our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jannetje Wilhelmina (Janet) Klok, at the age of 80 years. Janet was born on October 24, 1939, in Ede, the Netherlands, and passed away in the Bethesda Care Home in Picture Butte after a short battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John; 8 children, Peter (Marianne), Betty (Cornell) de Kok, Janey (Henry) de Kok, Henrietta (Andre) de Kok, John (Cheri), Jannette (Andrew) Beusekom, Nelly (Adrian) Sinke, Ed (Marieke); 56 grandchildren; 110 great grandchildren; sisters Teunisje (Willem) Slingerland, Hennie Van Hierden; sisters -in-law Corrie Ouwendorp, Eefje Ruiter, Maasje (Isaac) Kruijt, Cootje van Beek and Bertha Klok. Janet was predeceased by her parents Hendrik and Beertje Vandenberg and great grand -daughter Alysha Roth; brother Hendrikus (Henry) Vandenberg; sister Eefje Van Eck and numerous in laws. A Private family service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the NETHERLANDS REFORMED CHURCH OF PICTURE BUTTE, 601 – 3A Street, Picture Butte, Alberta. A Private family interment will follow in the Memorial Cemetery in Picture Butte. Reverend E.C. Adams, officiating.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

Richard Malitowski           1954 – 2020

Mr. Richard Malitowski of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra Malitowski, passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the age of 65 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.  Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a condolence.

QUIRING

It is with tremendous sorrow and broken hearts that we, the family of ANDREW “ANDY” JOHN & STACY JO-ANN (née Csabay) QUIRING of Scandia, announce their sudden passing from a motorcycle accident. Andy passed away on Sunday July 5, 2020 at the age of 52 and Stacy passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the age of 49 as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. They are survived by their three children: Dalton, Cassidy and Laci, all of Scandia.

Andy and Stacy are survived by their parents, Al & Lily Quiring and Jim & Marlies Csabay, and their respective siblings: Andy’s include Charlene (Glen) and Jackie (Don), and Stacy’s include Barb (Emilio), Alisa (Dan), and Jeff (Ruby). They are also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.  Andy grew up on a farm in the Strathmore area. He was adopted at the age of nine months by Al & Nettie Quiring. Andy learned to work at a young age and drove tractor on the farm like many farm children did at that time. His interest/love of animals started early which eventually led him to custom wrangling and roping. In his school years, he was involved in school sports and worked as a wrangler at Camp Evergreen.  Stacy grew up on a farm in the Readymade district living next to the old Readymade school, and was lucky enough attend school there for six years; she was part of the last group of students who attended the old school. From there, she attended RI Baker, Kate Andrews and Caronport High School for two years. After high school, she went to Provo, Utah to obtain her dental assisting credential. She lived in Slave Lake for a number of years, working at a local dentist’s office. Upon her return to Southern Alberta she became reacquainted with someone she met when she attended Camp Evergreen many years ago.  The journey of Andy and Stacy’s life together began on June 26,1999 when they were married at Stacy’s parents’ farm. They were blessed with three beautiful children who always made their parents happy and filled their hearts with joy. The early years of their marriage were spent working as a team on parcel of land on the Rolling Hills road. Eventually they outgrew it, and went on to purchase their current location where they built their dream home. As all parents do, they watched their children move from toddlers to children who participated in 4-H, school sports, and community events. They were always there cheering and supporting the many teams that Dalton, Cassidy and Laci played on. Stacy was always willing to volunteer for numerous events at the schools the children attended.  Andy started his sales career with Southland International Trucks 27 years ago and was employed there at the time of his passing. Prior to that, he was on the road hauling cattle for Vanee Livestock for several years. Andy was a great salesman, believing in a firm handshake and taking great pride in remembering his client’s names.  Stacy worked as a dental assistant in Slave Lake and Lethbridge. When she moved to the Scandia area she drove school bus for the Grasslands School division until her passing. She took numerous students on field trips and was a conscientious driver. Stacy was the full time farm hand in the Quiring operation. There was nothing that she wouldn’t try, from pulling calves to priming a pump to driving a tractor or quad.  For many years, Andy and Stacy would spend their summers camping and boating at the Rolling Hills reservoir and other favorite locations in Alberta, BC and Montana. They enjoyed weekend getaways with their friends in the Corvette club. Their favorite place was Mexico where they spent many happy days on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta making friends with local vendors and fellow vacationers. In recent years, Andy took up the game of golf and Stacy would happily ride the cart when on holidays.  How do you capture what these two people meant to not only their children but their families and the many and numerous friends that they had? Words are not going to suffice. There will forever be two holes in our lives. We would like to thank the First Responders who attended the accident scene, STARS Air Ambulance, the HOPE Organization and the many doctors and nurses who have been on this journey with the family. We would also like to thank the Scandia community for their support of Dalton, Cassidy and Laci; the food, donations, calls and outpouring of love and concern have been overwhelming.  A private celebration of their lives and church service will be occurring by invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions.  In memory of Andy and Stacy, donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance (www.stars.ca/ways-to-donate/ab), Southern Alberta Organ & Tissue Donation Program (c/o Foothills Medical Centre, 403 – 29 St. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9), or Human Organ Procurement & Exchange “HOPE” Program (#9423, Aberhart Building, 11402 University Ave., Edmonton, AB T6G 2J3).  To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

ROCKENBACH          1926—2020

BETTY ROCKENBACH, passed away peacefully at Edith Cavell Care Centre on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the age of 94 years.  Betty will be laid to rest in a private graveside service at WRENTHAM CEMETERY, Wrentham, AB, on Saturday, August 8, 2020.  To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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