Obits Oct 03
ADMUSSEN _ Beloved mother, Helen Admussen (nee Herring) of Calgary, passed away suddenly at her residence on
October 1, 1997, at the age of 71 years. Helen was born and grew up in the Sunnyslope area, later residing in the Acme area.
Here she raised her family, later moving to Calgary in 1969. Helen will be sadly missed by her friends and family, Gladys and
Russ Wiebe of Edmonton, Bob Herring of Kelowna, B.C., Dianne and Michael Paduano of Calgary, Don and Irene Herring of
Lloydminster, Brenda and Malcolm Langley of Calgary, Jacqueline Parmley of Calgary, and Fred and Nadine Admussen of
Calgary; as well as nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John Herring,
Chris Admussen and her dear friend Ray Farand. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park
Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, October 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. In living memory of Helen
Admussen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park
Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
BOWSHER _ Miriam Constance (Babs), born in Sussex, England on October 3, 1911, died at the Beverly Care Centre,
October 1, 1997. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Kathleen (Douglas) Tompkins; a son Norman (Susan)
Bowsher; grandchildren, Patty (Dale) Martin, Lindsey (Randy) Read, Kelly Tompkins, Susan (Rick) Wagner, Patrick
Bowsher; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Jessica Wagner, Emily and Sean Martin, as well as Christopher Read. If friends so
desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Beverly Centre Auxiliary, 1729 - 90 Avenue S.W., T2V 4S1 c/o the Music
Programs, in memory of Miriam. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff of Unit 100 and the Beverly
Care Centre, and a special note of thanks to Jenny and Margaret for their kindness. A private family Service will be held.
Interment to follow in the family plot at St. Mary's Church, Oyama, British Columbia. In living memory of Miriam Bowsher, a
tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial
Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
BRUNSDEN _ Alice Kathleen (Mollie) Brunsden (nee Adams) passed away at the Bow View Manor on September 30,
1997. Mrs. Brunsden was predeceased by her husband E.W. (Ted) Brunsden, former M.P. in 1976. She is survived by her
daughter Marjorie (Al) Bahan, grandchildren, Mark (Sabina) and Lisa, great-grandchildren, Cameron, and Mikaela of Calgary;
her daughter Suzanne (George) Wilkinson, grandchildren, Kathy and Bob (Rena), great-grandchildren, Dustin, Brittany and
Crystal of Brooks, Alberta; as well as her son E.D. (Ed) Brunsden of Vancouver B.C. Born in Neepawa, Manitoba on July 7,
1900, Mollie came to Calgary with her parents in 1920. She was well-known in musical circles both as a choir member and
soloist. The Brunsden's lived in Brooks, Alberta from 1945 to 1967. Mollie was a member of the Bow Valley Chapter O.E.S.
The family would like to thank the Bow View Manor Staff for their exceptional care, Bette Mitchell and Hazel Egger for their
wonderful visits, and Dr. Catherine Heaton for years of kind, compassionate and attentive care. A private family Service will be
held. Funeral and Cremation arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral
Home". Phone: 299-0100.
(10/3/97) CHRISTIE _ Norman J. Christie passed
away peacefully on September 26, 1997. He was the beloved husband and best
friend of Marion Christie; and beloved father of two sons, Norman (Maxine),
Kevin (Joanne); and daughter Carol Juhasz (Jim); grandchildren, Linda, Bruce,
Kaura, Jason, Shaun, Kyle and Megan; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and
Corey. He is also survived by his brother Bryce (Golden); a sister Olliffe
McNally (Bill); and a sister-in-law Peggy. He was predeceased by his brother
Gordon and sister Ann. Norman was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on August
1, 1914. His parents brought him to Calgary in 1919 and then to Winnipeg,
Manitoba where he attended high school and was awarded a scholarship to attend
Colorado School of Mines. He graduated in 1935 with a Geological Engineering
degree (Geophysics major). In that same year, he returned to Canada with
Heiland Exploration (the only geophysical survey party then in Canada), on
a survey for Imperial Oil, near Lethbridge, Alberta. Here, Norm made his
first important discovery, meeting his future wife Marion. The Heiland job
completed, he worked briefly for the Canadian Western Natural Gas Company
acquiring productive leases in the Turner Valley Gas field, and then Seismograph
Service Corporation in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. In 1936, he joined United
Geophysical Company's first seismic crew as a seismic computer in California.
Norman worked for United throughout Canada, the US, England and Puerto Rico.
Returning to Canada in 1942, he contributed to the discovery of the Jumping
Pound wet gas field by Shell Oil in 1947. In 1950, he returned to Calgary
permanently and started his own geophysical company, Exploration Consultants
Inc. He was one of the pioneers in the development of magnetic tape recording
of seismic data. In 1964 when the company was acquired by Independent Exploration,
he became president of Canadian operations. In 1965 when Independent was
acquired by Teledyne Exploration, he remained as president of the Canadian
subsidiary and senior vice president of Teledyne Exploration of Houston,
Texas until his retirement in 1979. Norman participated in the development
of the modern Canadian Petroleum industry from Turner Valley to Jumping Pound,
Leduc, Swan Hills, Rainbow, Beaufort Sea and West Pembina. In 1965, Norman
received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Colorado School of
Mines in recognition of his contributions to the profession of Geophysics.
Norman gave freely of his time and knowledge in the interests of both his
community and his profession. He was president of the Canadian Society of
Exploration Geophysicists in 1952 and, in 1963, he was elected the first
non-US president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He served on
the council of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and
Geophysicists from 1970 to 1973 and as vice president in 1974. Through his
retirement he continued to serve APEGGA in a variety of capacities including
the Board of Examiners and Discipline committees. He also initiated the Canadian
Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Colorado School of Mines for Canadian students.
Norman was a member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club and a past member
of the Calgary Petroleum Club. The family wishes to thank the staff of Unit
200 of the Beverly Nursing Home, the Rockyview Hospital Emergency staff and
Unit 47 staff for their care and kindness to Norman and his family. There
will be no Funeral at the request of his family and, if friends so desire,
in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation
of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care
of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Phone: 228-4422.
EVEREST _ Olive Everest (nee Lefenko) passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 30, 1997 in
her 79th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Everest; and dear mother of Ron and his wife Irene, Gordon and his wife
Marty; and daughter Charlene. She is survived by her grandchildren, Tom and Terri-Jo, James, Rob, Mary, Sarah, and Peter.
Charlie and Olive enjoyed many years of travel, photography, mountain climbing, hiking and snow-shoeing together. They
especially enjoyed winters in Mexico. Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel"
(5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Saturday, October 4, 1997 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at
Hillhurst United Church (1227 Bowness Road N.W.), on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Karen
Holmes officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may
be made directly to Sonshine Seniors Ministries, c/o Box 973, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1 or the charity of the donor's
choice. In living memory of Olive Everest, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY
FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
FRASER _ Douglas Clayton Fraser passed away September 30, 1997 at the age of 40 years. Funeral announcements later by
HERITAGE FAMILY SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
GEHRING _ Harold, our beloved father, passed away Sunday, September 28, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the
age of 81 years. He is survived by his loving children, June, Wallace, Gwen, Elva (Terry); his adoring grandchildren, Selene
(Jeff), Corey, Cherokee, Chad; two great-granddaughters, Alora and Holly and a brother Edward. Harold also leaves to
mourn, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Harold was predeceased by his dear wife Lydia in 1969 and his son-in-law
Rolf in 1991. Dad was a special man with a kind heart, generous nature and had a special love for his family. We will miss
"Dad" and "Grandpa" so very, very, much. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL
HOME on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB
T2G 3Y6) or to the Alberta Lung Association (302, 609 - 14 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 2A1). Arrangements entrusted
to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street
S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
HEYBLOM _ Theadora Elisabeth Heyblom, beloved wife of Peter Heyblom passed away peacefully at home following a
courageous battle with cancer at the age of 64 years. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren, Anthony; Anna
(Peter Paul) Valk; Jamie and Jacqueline Eddie; Betty (Mel) and Tyler and Chelsea; Peter and Jessie, Erik and Nancy
Heyblom; Erika, Kayla, Rebecca, Carlo; Miranda and Terry Chupik and Nickolas and Daniel; Ingrid and Darren Keenan,
Ashley and Shane. Theadora is also survived by her sisters, Bep, Annie, Tiny and Maryke in Holland and Gemma in Germany.
The family wish to extend their gratitude to Dr. Matt Van Olm, the Homecare nursing staff and a special thanks to Irene Pearce
who provided care and support to Theadora and her family during her illness. If friends desire, memorial donations may be
made in Theadora's name to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.),
today from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2
Street S.W.), on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S
FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422.
HOLLAND _ Stuart Anthony Holland, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and Joan Holland of Calgary, died suddenly on
September 30, 1997 at the age of 32 years. Stuart was born February 1, 1965 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He was educated in
Calgary and at the Grenville Christian College in Brockville, Ontario. Stuart graduated from SAIT receiving his hotel
management and accounting diplomas and was working towards his C.G.A. He enjoyed hockey, biking, hiking, and playing
rugby with the Saracens Rugby Club, as well, he was a member of Toastmasters. Stuart was a true animal lover. He enjoyed
travelling and made adventures of his travels. He is survived by his loving parents, Gordon and Joan, and his brother David, all
of Calgary. He is also survived by several uncles, aunts, and cousins; and is lovingly remembered by his uncle John and aunty
Joyce Kelly of Calgary. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel"
(5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the
Archangel Catholic Church (4716 Worcester Drive S.W.), on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Rev.
Leonard J. Hagel, VF Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire,
memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta
T2E 6T6. In living memory of Stuart Holland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &
HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone:
HYATT _ John Perry Hyatt of Calgary, passed away suddenly June 19, 1997, in Ayr, Scotland. He is survived by his wife
Sheila Hyatt and son Alan Hyatt.
HYATT _ John Rollo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at the Trillium Lodge, Parksville, BC, in his
87th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen Bell and father of Heather and Jack, Calgary, AB, and Bruce, Nanoose Bay, BC;
proud grandfather of Tina, Laura, Randy, Norman, Sheila and Jonathan as well as two great-grandchildren. John is also
survived by his two sisters, Kath Morris, England and Edith Hyatt, Calgary, AB. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,
October 4, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox United Church, 345 Pym Road, Parksville, BC, with Reverend Foster Freed
officiating. PARKSVILLE FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cemetery and Crematorium entrusted with arrangements. Telephone:
JOHNSTON _ Randy, passed away on September 29, 1997 at the age of 43 years. Funeral Services will be held at
JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 211 Bear Street, Banff, on Monday, October 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m., with Interment to follow
in the Banff Cemetery. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Banff, Directors. Telephone: 762-3433 or 297-0711.
KYTYK _ Annie, 88 years. Grandmother, mother, sister, wise woman. Born Annie Peidwerbeski near Borden, Saskatchewan
a lifetime ago, she grew up poor on the prairies. The eldest of many children, Annie left school at an early age to support her
family and eventually fall in love. She married Peter Belyk and together they had three children, Sophie Anne, Nestor and
Andrew. Annie survived the Depression and the loss of her first husband and second child. She later married Nick Kytyk and
moved from full-time farming, retiring in Saskatoon. She took great pleasure in gardening and always gave thanks for small
miracles like rain and sunshine. Annie is survived by her daughter Sophie Anne Penney; her son Andrew Peter Belyk;
grandchildren, Melodie Anne, Kirk, Kerrie, and Merrin; brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews. We will miss shelling
peas with her, the taste of summer borscht, gazing in amazement at her wonderful garden and the sparkle of her eyes...windows
to a soul who knew much pain in this life, but gave great joy. Plant a tree, a bulb, a seed in memory of Annie Kytyk.
LANGE _ Marie Alberta passed away at Berverly Centre in Calgary, on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at the age of 84
years. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL (3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary) on Saturday,
October 4 at 1:00 p.m. Internment at Queen's Park Cemetery (32 Avenue and 4 Street N.W., Calgary) on Monday, October
6 at 9:30 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society Calgary (1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alta.
LUMGAIR _ Alexander Lumgair passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on September 29, 1997 at the age of 85 years.
Alex is survived by his wife and best friend Esther; daughter Carol and son-in-law Elwin (Woody) Robinson; brother John
Lumgair; sisters-in-law, Emily McRoberts, Elinor Lumgair, Violet (Warren) Dunsmoor; brothers-in-law, Joe Danielson, Ed
Danielson; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by longtime friend Frosty Cowie. Alex was predeceased by his
sister Jean and brothers, Jimmy and Bill. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel",
3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly
at Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B8 or the charity of the donor's choice. FOSTER'S
FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
MACKENZIE _ Ruth Mackenzie of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on September 30, 1997, at the age of 99
years. She is survived by four children, two daughters, Margaret (Ross) Glass and Eileen (Ewan) Ferrier; two sons, Gordon
(Ulla) Mackenzie and Bill (Rosalind) Mackenzie, all of Calgary; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Ruth was
predeceased by her loving husband Thomas in May, 1997. She was born in Scotland on July 26, 1898 and was married to her
husband Tom for sixty-nine years. Ruth and Tom enjoyed may years of hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in the West, with
a special love for the mountains. Ruth was a loving wife, and mother, and will be sadly missed. She was an outgoing, caring
person who touched everyone she met, "To know her was to love her". The family wish to thank Dr. G. Gould for his care and
concern, as well as the staff of the Cedars Villa Nursing Home, and Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital. A Memorial Service will
be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 - 37 Street S.W., Calgary) on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the
Rev. D. Murdo Marple officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME,
17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 kms East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
MEETSMA _ With grace, faith and dignity, Henry Meetsma, beloved husband of Grace, went home to be with his Lord on
Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Formerly from Barrhead and Neerlandia, Alberta, he passed away
peacefully with loved ones at his side at the Rosedale Hospice, Calgary, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born
January 13, 1917, in Zandbulten, Friesland, and married Grace Runia on June 21, 1944. He enjoyed a successful forty-nine
year career as a Mechanic. Henry and Grace immigrated to Canada in 1953 with three children and settled in Barrhead,
Alberta, where two sons were added to the family. From 1965 to the present they resided in Calgary, except for a seven year
period when he owned and operated Meetsma Motors in Neerlandia, Alberta. Active by faith and in deed, he helped build and
served on council in the Christian Reformed Church. Henry will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Grace;
their children and spouses, Gerald (Elizabeth) of Edmonton, Arnold (Emmy) of Calgary, Patricia (Jerry) VanderWal of
Victoria, Henry (Margaret) of Morinville, and Richard of Calgary. He is also survived by his twelve grandchildren, Marilyn
(Al), Michael (Brenda), Bryan (Emily), Jason, Sharlene (David), Arend, Matthew, Christopher, Stephen, Angela, DJ and
Petra; and two great-grandchildren, David and Chantel. Also survived by two sisters, Marie and Janna in The Netherlands; and
two brothers, Fritz and Siep in Germany. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Hospice
(Rosedale), 920 - 7A Street N.W., T2M 3J3. Interment will take place at Queen's Park Cemetery, 4 Street and 31 Avenue
N.W., at 10:00 a.m. today, October 3, 1997 followed by a Memorial Service at First Christian Reformed Church, 3600 -
15A Street S.W., at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor M. Reitsma officiating. In living memory of Henry Meetsma, a tree will be planted at
Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW
DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
MIX _ Walter Carl, beloved husband of Jean, born February 6, 1922 at Lomond, Alberta was called home to his Lord and
Saviour October 1, 1997 at Vulcan, Alberta at the age of 75 years. Walter will also be loving remembered by his three
children, Ken (Marion), Lola, Duane (Janice); his six grandchildren, Paula, Karson (Susan), Kelly, Carl, Jeffrey (Jennifer),
Carla (Kevin) Fulton; four great-grandchildren, Garrett, Kelsey, Frenna and Jessica. Walter will also be sadly missed by his
brother Orval; four sisters, Erma (Walter) Spracklin, Eileen Churchland, Opal (George) Duthie and Shirley Ertmoed; numerous
nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Minetta Mix and a brother-in-law Harry Ertmoed.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at the Vulcan Evangelical Missionary Church with Pastor
Frank Harris officiating. Interment Vulcan Cemetery. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 1-403-485-2633.
(10/3/97) NEWSOME _ Mary Newsome, cherished
mother of Evelene Newsome of Calgary, Fred (Lucy) of Westcott, and Peter (Susan),
and Ken (Linda) both of Cremona, passed away peacefully with her four children
holding her, on September 27, 1997, at the age of 84. Over the years Mary
won many hard fought battles against asthma but lost her last fight to cancer.
Grandma will be missed by Janene (Brock) Martin, James (Andrea) Watson, Laurie
(Ernie) Steen, Dale (Judi) Newsome, Kevin, Robert, Tim, Shawn, Steven, and
Brandice Newsome, and "old Grandma" (Great) to Shaun, Sheldon, Joel, Dakota,
and Levi. She is survived by her twin sister Elna Miller and brother Norman
(Margaret) Jensen, both of Calgary; her stepson Norman Newsome of Drayton
Valley; step-grandchildren, Darrell, Diana and David; nieces, Karen Denby
and Judy Carruther; and nephew Victor Jensen. Mary was predeceased by her
beloved husband Frank in 1974, brother Verner in 1977, mother Karen in 1940,
and father Peter in 1961. She was born February 6, 1913 on the location of
the Spyhill Jail and spent her youth in the Westminster district. After her
marriage to Frank in January 1941, they resided in Bearspaw district where
they raised their four children. They moved to Cremona in 1965 and then retired
to Calgary in 1972. Mary was an active member of altruistic groups in all
areas she resided. She and her twin Elna were lifetime members of the Thorncliffe-Greenview
Community where they spent hundreds of hours as volunteers and enjoying Bingo
and the wonderful companionship of the Thorncliffe Seniors. She also bowled
until health problems prevented her participation. Mary will also be missed
by her many friends and acquaintances and remembered for her joy of life,
her kind, gentle and never complaining personality, her great sense of humour
which she maintained to the end. The family wishes to express their heartfelt
thanks to the staff at the Forest Grove Care Centre for their caring attention
and kindness extended to their Mother. Funeral Services will be held in the
Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will be held in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire,
memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Box 570, 1441 Aviation
Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7), Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215
- 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2), Asthma Society of Canada (130 Bridgeland
Avenue, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M6A 1Z4), or to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue
S.E. at GARDEN ROAD (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.) Telephone: 403-272-5555.
OLIVER _ Dr. Thomas Albert Oliver, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Oliver of Calgary, passed away at his residence on
Thursday, October 2, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Details to follow.
RACKOW _ Werner Rackow passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 29, 1997 at the age of 84 years.
Werner is survived by his wife Else; two sons, Gary and Hans Rackow; one daughter-in-law Isabelle; and by two
grandchildren, Rosemary and Karl. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 66 - 7 Street N.E. on
Friday, October 3, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Benno Dreger officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If
friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Building Fund. FOSTER'S
FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
SIKORSKI _ Joseph Sikorski of Maple Ridge, B.C., passed away September 30, 1997 at the age of 64 years, after a brief
struggle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Ann; daughter Candace (John Suk) of Richmond, B.C.; his
son Trevor (Geraldine) of London, England; his mother Dora Bancarz of Calgary; and many other relatives and friends. Joe
was born in Wynyard, SK, and lived in Calgary for over thirty years. He was involved in the energy industry having worked for
Amoco Canada. Later on he started Sikorski Seismic until retiring five years ago. Memorial Service Saturday, October 4 at
11:00 a.m., Northside Chapel, Port Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mission Fund, c/o Northside Chapel.
SONDERGAARD _ Reg. No. 14695 Sondergaard, Arne (Sandy) retired RCMP officer, passed away suddenly at his
residence. He was born November 25, 1923, Holstbro (Hjerm) Denmark. Sandy is survived by his loving wife Myrtle and
three sons, Arne Jr. of Bethel, Alaska, Bruce and Nicole of Ottawa, Mark and Carla of Calgary; and daughter-in-law Janet
Sondergaard of Calgary. He was predeceased by his youngest son Donald in 1986, his parents, Lars Christian and Bodil, and
brothers, Chris, Svend, Ernest and Andrew. Sandy is also survived by his special grandchildren, Kevin of Calgary, Lis and
Kim of Ottawa, Jason of Calgary; sisters, Else of Denmark, Inger of Warner, Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sandy began his career with the RCMP Regina Training Depot, and Rockcliff, Ontario. After numerous postings in
Saskatchewan and Alberta he retired after twenty-five years of service in 1970. Sandy also worked for Atco Structures and
the Corp of Commissionaires in Calgary. After retirement he spent his new life enjoying his grandchildren, yard, travelling and
socializing with his numerous friends. "Sandy" was a very special person who touched people in so many wonderful ways. He
will be deeply missed but, we all know that he will be with us in our hearts always. Rest in peace Sandy! We love you. Funeral
Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.
with Rev. Greg Wooley of Symons Valley United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to
the Symons Valley United Church (183 Beddington Drive N.E., Calgary, AB T3K 3V3). Arrangements and Cremation
entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 kms East of 68
Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
STAIR _ Dean Arnold Stair was born on January 29, 1915 at Yakima, Washington. He passed away on October 1, 1997 at
the Didsbury Hospital at the age of 82. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the
Evangelical Missionary Church, Cremona with Reverend Steve Budd officiating. Interment at Big Prairie Cemetery. Memorial
tributes may be made to the Didsbury Nursing Home Unit 1 or Unit 4. MOUNTAIN VIEW CHAPELS, Didsbury, entrusted
with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-335-4773.
THOMPSON _ Gladys Eileen. Mrs. Gladys Thompson of Eckville passed away on October 1, 1997 at the age of 83 years.
Gladys is survived by her loving children, Marilynne (Leif) Dutchek of Moose Jaw, Sherrill (Mack) Holt of Calgary, Gary
(Norma) Thompson of Eckville, Sandra (Dirk) Froese of Sundre; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and her brother
Ray Parkes of Brandon, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband George on March 13, 1997, her parents and her
brother Ken in 1971. Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Gladys Thompson will be held from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,
Eckville on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Eckville Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy,
memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain House General Hospital Extended Care Unit. ROCKY and
SYLVAN LAKE, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-845-2626.
TORENSMA _ Hendrikus (Henry) Torensma, peacefully asleep in the company of God's chosen until Christ's second coming
when all God's children will meet in heaven. Henry passed away at the Red Deer Nursing Home on Wednesday, October 1,
1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his loving wife Janny (Jean) Torensma of Calgary; his sister Nellie Boonstra of
Holland; his four children, Peter and Sjaan Torensma of Holland, Annet and Kees Den Boer of Penhold, Grace and Art
Vandenberg of Cochrane, and Henry and Donna Torensma of Calgary. Henry is also survived by twelve loving grandchildren,
fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S
"Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 with the Rev. Andrew Vander Leek of
Emmanual Christian Reformed Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sonshine
Center, No. 5, 3707 - 15A Street S.W., Calgary, T2T 4C4. In living memory of Henry Torensma, a tree will be planted at
Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW
DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
TRIFAUX _ Marguerite Louise Trifaux, beloved wife for the past sixty-four years of Rene, passed away October 1, 1997 at
the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 85 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Marguerite is the loving mother of
Rene (Pat) of Calgary, Jack (Cathy) of Invermere, B.C., and Roslyn of Calgary; twelve grandchildren, twenty six
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Augustine in Belgium and Mary
Jose in South Africa. In life we loved you dearly And in death we love you still In our hearts you have a place No one will ever
fill. It broke our hearts to lose you. But you didn't go alone For a part of us went with you The day God called you home.
Services will be held at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.
Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
WEINLEIN _ Patricia Mary Weinlein, beloved wife of Roland Weinlein of Calgary, passed away at home on Friday,
September 26, 1997 at the age of 56 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial
Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, October 3, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Alexander MacLennan of St. Gerard's
Catholic Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow in the "Garden of Everlasting Life" at Mountain View Memorial
Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 238, 2116 -
27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6. In living memory of Patricia Weinlein, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek
Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE
S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
WEINLEIN _ Patricia, loved daughter of Mavis and the late Clifford George King of Hamilton, New Zealand, and sister and
sister-in-law of Ron and Loretta King, Waikanae, NZ, Ivan and Colleen King, Raumati, NZ, Kelvin and June King, and Peter
and Helen King, Hamilton, NZ; and cherished aunt of her many nieces and nephews. "Farewell Patricia. We miss you already
but we will never forget the warm and wonderful memories of your uncomplicated determination in life, through pain and
suffering, your warm sense of humour, and your love. Thank you for the memories. We will hold them, and you, in our hearts
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Document Date: October 1997 - revised January 2003