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June Lois Tymensen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79 years.
June was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 2, 1943. She met her husband John in 1959 at the "Little Buckaroo Ranch". They were married on July 6, 1963. Their first son Ralph, and their daughter Sharon were born while they operated a dairy farm in Ontario. In 1969 the family moved to Alberta, where they settled in Coaldale. Their youngest son John was born shortly after. In 1975 they bought a farm north of Coaldale where they lived and raised hogs for 10 years. In 1985 they moved back into Coaldale where they lived for the next two decades, before moving back out to enjoy more farm life in 2007. Aside from farm life, June also spent several years as a teacher, and started the kindergarten program that ran out of the St. Ambrose Church basement. June found a love for nursing after doing community service work for the Coaldale Hospital, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1989. June worked in long term care at the Coaldale Hospital for over 25 years. Her off days were often spent doing foot care for seniors, camping at "The Dam", travelling, playing and listening to worship music, being with family and friends, and most especially praying with and for them.
June's life will be celebrated and lovingly remembered by Ralph and Kellie Tymensen and children; Kera (Brandon) and Taylor, Sharon and Andrew Koot and children; Jennifer and Jeremy Schultz, Lisa and Wes Simmonds, Michelle and Dryden Bakko, as well as John and Tina Tymensen and children James and Trey. June is also lovingly remembered by her "sister at heart" Karen Fitzsimmons and very special friends; Sherry, Linda, Joanne, and Helen. among others, all of whom supported her throughout her journey. June is also survived by Art and Margaret Crook, Rhonda and Don Gale, Rick and Joanne Crook, Bill and Myrna Tymensen (Lethbridge), a special sister in-law Annie Tymensen, Jans v. Bennekom, Bep Ossendrijver, Wout v.d. Vlasakker, Bertus and Joke Tymensen, Greet Tymensen, Gerda and Henk Van Dijk, Ans Tymensen (Netherlands), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
June is predeceased by her husband John, her parents Arthur Hine and Isabelle Wooff, her step-father Joseph Wooff, brothers-in-law: Job, Gerrit, Wilf, Roel Tymensen, Jan V. Bennekom, Han Ossendrijver, as well as Henk and Wil v.d. Heiden, Riek v.d. Vlasakker, and Toon and Frieda Tymensen.
Prayers were held at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 18, 2022 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Coaldale AB. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church (Coaldale) at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 19, 2022, with Father Ian Gagne officiating. Interment followed at the Coaldale Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, and in memory of June, donations may be made to:
Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19th St. South, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 1W5 or:
Chinook Regional Health Foundation, 960-19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. (Please direct donations to Homecare)
Video recordings of June's Prayer Service, Funeral Service, and Video Tribute can be viewed below:
Jack Ady Cancer Centre
960-19th Street South, Lethbridge AB T1J1W5
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation
960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge AB T1J 1W5
Please direct donations to Homecare.