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Obits October 06

(10/6/97) BATEMAN _ Walter John, passed away peacefully at home with his family on October 4, 1997 at the age of 67 years. Walt was born in Toronto and taught children in Calgary for many years. He especially enjoyed his time and friends at Mabel Lake. After retiring he continued to broaden his horizons with travelling, reading and learning. He will be remembered as a loving husband by his wife Sheila; and a wonderful father by his children, Kathryn and her husband Tim, Cam and his wife Kathleen, all of Calgary, and Reeve of Wasa, British Columbia. He is also survived by one grandson, Mark. At Walt's request, there will be no Funeral Service, but the family wish to invite friends to their home on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to visit and remember. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Operation Eyesight Universal, (4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., T2N 3T8). In living memory of Walt Bateman, 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.
(10/6/97) BETHUNE _ Mr. Russell Bethune of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, October 4, 1997, at the age of 82 years. Russell will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his daughters, Jeanette (Ken) of Medicine Hat, Joanne (Derek) of Nanaimo; and son Richard of Nelson. Russell also leaves behind six grandchildren, Scott, Shannon, Eric, Michelle, Michael and Wendy. Russell was predeceased by his loving wife Elsie in October of 1981. For the past several years Russell has been a resident of the Beaver Dam Lodge and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 285. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation and 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.
(10/5/97) BLODGETT _ Edna Frances passed away at the Foothills Hospital October 4, 1997. Beloved wife of Stanford Blodgett and loving mother to Lorraine and husband Donald Whittaker. Edna was devoted to her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Phyllis Russell of Coquitlam, B.C. A Private Service for family members only will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church.
(10/6/97) BOETTCHER _ Mr. Edward (Ed) William Boettcher of Calgary, passed away at his residence on Saturday, October 4, 1997, at the age of 77 years. He is the loving father of two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Ken Cunningham of Airdrie, Alberta, Rennie and Steve Deibert of Calgary; and a son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sandra of Victoria, B.C.; as well as the beloved grandfather of eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. Ed is also survived by four sisters, Hilda, Edith, Gertie and Betty, and two brothers, Karl and Otto. He was predeceased by his wife Laura in 1993 and his son Keith in 1977. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4 Street S.W.), on Thursday, October 9, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Foundation For Crohn's & Colitis, 7 - 11 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Z2. In living memory of Ed Boettcher, 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.
(10/6/97) BROST _ Mr. Alton Brost of Calgary, passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on October 5, 1997, at the age of 67 years. Announcements to follow. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 AVENUE S.E. at GARDEN ROAD (3 kms East of 68 Street S.E.). Phone: 403-272-5555.
(10/6/97) CHALMERS _ Mr. James Hector Chalmers of Millarville, passed away at the Oilfields Hospital on October 4, 1997 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his loving wife Wilma. His daughters, Linda Mason of High River, Jamie Smith of Bowden, Sharon Smith of Millarville, Vicky McCaghren of Calgary, Deanna Vokey of Calgary; and son Lance Chalmers of High River. One sister Ruth Maberley of High River; brothers, Robert Chalmers of Millarville and Hugh Chalmers of Denver; fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter Marilee Hughes of Bowden in 1988, parents, Bertram and Grace Chalmers and one sister Jean Thomson. Jim ranched in the Millarville area raising horses and cattle with his father and brother. They operated a saw mill for several years. He enjoyed curling, travelling and playing cards. He was always helpful to neighbors and loved ones. He was a fine example of a dedicated rancher. Jim had a passion for the outdoors. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Christ Church Millarville on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. Bob Griffin officiating. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 408, 1305 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T3C 3P6 or to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111/652-2222.
(10/6/97) COLLINS _ Mr. Willard Claude Collins, of Black Diamond, passed away at the High River Hospital on October 4, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Willard is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Ruth; his children, Ray (Twila) of Calgary and their kids, Dale, Sandra; Cecil (Donna) of Calgary and their kids, Claude and Shauna; Charlie (Norma) of Longview and their children, Deanna and Correena; Vinnetta (Reece) of Cardston and their kids, Loretta, Monica, Kevin, Tony and Robin. Willard was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters. Memorial Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiating. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone 938-3111 or 652-2222.
(10/6/97) COWIE _ Iris Cowie of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on October 5, 1997, at the age of 80 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
(10/6/97) DEAN _ Mrs. Gerladine Gail "Geri" Dean, aged 49, died peacefully at home on October 4, 1997. The much beloved wife and best friend of Jim, she also leaves to cherish her memory, three children of whom she was especially proud, Todd, Trent (Carla Dawn) and Carla Marie. In addition, she leaves her parents, Cecile and Fred Panchuk of Yorkton, Saskatchewan; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Ron Campbell of Edmonton, Sharron and Armond Tetreault of Morden, Manitoba, Dianne and Harry Chunick of Winnipeg, Karen and Ray Morris of Victoria; her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Val Panchuk of Winnipeg; and twelve nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her father-in-law Phil Dean and her sister-in-law and husband, Dianne and Randy Holfeld of Yorkton, Saskatchewan and their children. Geri was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on February 6, 1948. She married Jim in 1967 and spent the next thirty years of her life nurturing those things she loved most, her family, her friends, and her art. For over ten years, she owned and operated her own business, "The Doll Doctor" and gained a national reputation for her excellence as a restoration artist specializing in antique dolls and teddy bears. Services in celebration of her life will be held at Southminster United Church (3818 - 14A Street S.W.), on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. J. Martin Lynas officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Geri's name, may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (Daycare Unit), c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street, N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 or directly to the CRHA Palliative Care Program, 1035 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E9. In living memory of Geri Dean, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
(10/6/97) DOLLAN _ Jean Dollan, passed away at the Alberta Hospital on October 1, 1997, at the age of 73 years. Jean was born in Drumheller, Alberta on October 25, 1923 and raised in Calgary. She served with the C.W.A.C. starting in 1941, during the Second World War. Jean is survived by her two sisters, Nan Wright and Margaret Saunders, both of Calgary; as well as numerous 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 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jan Ryszard Drzazga of St. John's Catholic Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In living memory of Jean Dollan, 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.

(10/6/97) GERLACH _ Esther F. Gerlach (nee Gerlock) passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Friday, October 3, 1997. She was much loved by everyone who knew her. Esther will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched the most, her husband Otto and daughters, Sherry Lynn and Debra Ann. She also was loved and will be missed by her sisters, Lily, Hady, Clara, Shirley, Joan and Jinx; sisters-in-law, Annette and Traute and their families; many dear friends, and other beloved family members. Esther lived a rich and full life and was able to connect with everyone she came in contact with. She devoted herself to her family and had unconditional love for them. As a wife and mother, she was as good as they come, always bringing joy to the lives of those around her. She was fond of shopping, going out for lunch, and was known for her nanaimo bars. Esther was predeceased by her parents, Terese and John, her much loved grandmother Elizabeth, and brothers, John and Artie. Born in Rostern, Saskatchewan on June 24, 1924, she moved to Calgary in 1929. In 1956, she married Otto Gerlach - the light and love of her life - and started the family she would devote her life to, beginning what she felt was the best part of her life. She will be remembered always for her warmth, kindness and generous soul. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B9 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
(10/6/97) GIMBEL _ Ruth Helen Johnson Gimbel passed to her rest on October 4, 1997, at her residence in Calgary, at the age of 96 years. Ruth was born in Isanti, Minnesota on September 28, 1901 to Swedish immigrants. Her father became a Seventh-day Adventist minister and his responsibilities took him to Lincoln, Nebraska where Ruth spent most of her growing up years. In 1917 the family moved to Edmonton and then to Falum, Alberta where Ruth's father engaged in gospel work among Scandinavian settlers in central Alberta. Ruth attended Normal School in Edmonton. Her teaching career led her to a country school east of Beiseker, Alberta. There she meet and married Jacob Allan Gimbel. Seven children were born to this union. Ruth and Jake's home rang with music as Ruth accompanied male quartets and other vocal rehearsals and taught piano lessons to many community children. Ruth also served as church pianist and organist and played for weddings, funerals, and community music programs. Like many farm women, Ruth planted, harvested and preserved a garden, sewed for her family and cooked for threshing crews. Ruth and Jake farmed until their retirement in 1967, when they moved to Calgary. Despite the financial stresses during and following the great depression, they managed to provide a Christian education for each family member. Ruth was an active and devoted member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ruth is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Hervey Gimbel and his wife Ann of Redlands, California, Courtney Gimbel and his wife Bette of Chehalis, Washington, Dr. Howard Gimbel and his wife Judy of Calgary; three daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and her husband Pastor Dan Skoretz of Colton, California, Naida and her husband Bill Oliver of Kelowna, Glenda and her husband Dr. Donald Schafer of Portland, Oregon; as well as twenty-six grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and a great great-grandson. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Jacob in 1996, and daughter Averil in 1928. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, (1920 - 13 Avenue N.W.), on Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 5:00 p.m. Graveside Services to be held at Beiseker Level Land Cemetery, (ten miles east and one and a half miles south of Beiseker), on Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. In living memory of Ruth Gimbel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.
(10/6/97) GOLDBERG _ Mrs. Pearl Goldberg of Calgary passed away peacefully Friday, October 3, 1997 at her home. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph S. Goldberg. She was responsible for the operation and growth of the family's business, Sayles Saddlery Ltd. after the passing of her husband. She is survived by her brother Dr. David C. Sayles and her nephews, Lyn and Lance Sayles, all of Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. and Cyril and Harvey Sayles her loving nephews in Calgary. The Sayles family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude and thanks to her many friends and other relatives in Calgary and throughout Canada and the States, for their support, and to the doctors and staff of Unit 57, Foothills Hospital. Family would like to give special thanks to Betty and Joe Madaro of Calgary for their wonderful assistance to our beloved Pearl. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), on Monday, October 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Erlton Street Cemetery (Erlton Street and 30 Avenue S.W.). In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a Beth Tzedec Fund of their choice in Pearl's name. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717.
(10/6/97) HANCOCK _ Roland (Ron) Lawrence passed away on September 30, 1997 at the age of 79. Announcements to follow. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Jacques Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0711. (10/6/97) JOHNSTON _ Cameron Stewart Johnston of Cochrane passed away at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre on October 3, 1997 at the age of 55 years. Funeral Services for Cam will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at the Carstairs United Church, 1204 Hammond Street, Carstairs, Alberta at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Donald E. Koots and Reverend M. Bruce McIntyre officiating. Funeral arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-932-4452.
(10/6/97) KRAHN _ Henry, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 3, 1997 at the age of 78 years. He will be sadly missed by Margaret, his wife of fifty-two years. He is survived by his sister Elma Gast of Okotoks, and his sister-in-law Tillie Krahn of Calgary. Henry was predeceased by sisters, Ottila Klaudt, Mary Makus, Katie Langlands and Ida Krahn, and by brothers, Gus, John and Dave. Henry spent from 1939 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Army. Serving overseas from 1942 until the end of the war, when he returned to Canada with his new war bride, whom he married in Colchester, England in 1945. After retiring from the army, Henry went to work for MacCoshum's Van Lines and worked as a truck driver until his retirement in 1983. He was an avid camper and loved to curl. He also enjoyed travelling with his wife. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Henry's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8, or The Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9. A Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from the North Hill Shopping Centre) on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
(10/6/97) MIKHAIL _ Mr. Safwat Mikhail, beloved husband of Mrs. Selvana Mikhail of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on October 3, 1997, at the age of 43 years. Besides his loving wife, Safwat is survived by a son George Mikhail; his mother Mary Mikhail; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raafat and Nabila Mikhail, and Alberta and Angeil Mikhail, all of Calgary; a sister and brother-in-law, Treza and Medhat Hanna of Cairo; father-in-law Shokrey Attia of Australia; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Samir and Noha Attia of Calgary Adel and Georgette Attia of Australia; uncle Shawki Attia; as well as other family members in Edmonton, Toronto and Cairo. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church (4208 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, October 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Daniel Rizg, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Safwat Mikhail, 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.
(10/6/97) OLIVER _ Dr. Thomas A. Oliver, on Thursday, October 2, 1997, at home, surrounded by his loving family, Margaret, his wife of forty-three years; children, Mark (Sheila), Jane, George (Marla), Jim; and grandson Ian. His accidental death followed four weeks after successful pallidotomy surgery which relieved many of the problems of Parkinson's Disease afflicting him for twenty years. Tom was born in Winnipeg, December 16, 1924, and received his education there, including a BSc and MSc (Geology) from the University of Manitoba and subsequently, a Ph.D. from UCLA. He worked as a geologist for California Standard (Chevron) for seven years, and joined the University of Calgary in 1957, founding the Department of Geology, and beginning a thirty year teaching and research career. He held various positions, including Professor of Geology, Dept. Head, Assistant to the Vice-President (Academic), and Dean of Science. Since his retirement in 1987, Tom kept very active, and excelled at golf and league bowling. Tom will be remembered for his devotion to his family and profession, and by his numerous friends and colleagues for his sense of humour. A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held today, October 6, 1997, at the University Club (MacEwan Hall), U of C, at 3:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Calgary, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., T2G 1W4, or directed to a Scholarship Fund in Tom's name (yet to be determined), c/o Development Office, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W., T2N 1N4. In living memory of Dr. Thomas Oliver, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "CROWFOOT CHAPEL", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.
(10/6/97) PASZEK _ Telesfor Paszek passed away on Thursday, October 2, 1997 at the age of 65 in Calgary. Telesfor is survived by four children, Nina (Bragg Creek), Louise (Calgary), Camille (St. Albert), and Daniel (Edmonton); seven grandchildren; his wife Mairi Matheson; and three stepchildren, Heather (Qatar), Fraser (Port McNeil, B.C.) and Ian (Vancouver). He is also survived by his brothers and their wives, Henry and Carrol, Ted and Janet; and by his sister Lucie Falconer and her husband Ron, all of Edmonton. Telesfor was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Sophie, and by his first wife Denise. Born in 1932 in Poland, he emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1938. Telesfor grew up on a farm at Flat Lake, AB, near St. Paul, until he joined the RCAF in 1950. He served as an enlisted man until he was accepted for university training and graduated as a Civil Engineer. When the Forces were integrated in 1968, he became a member of the Canadian Military Engineer Branch. His final two positions with the military were as Base Construction Engineer at Canadian Forces Base Calgary, and at National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa. After retiring from the military in 1980, LCol (Ret'd) Paszek became Streets Maintenance Engineer for the City of Calgary's Engineering and Environmental Services Department (EESD), Streets Division. He was known for having started the "Pothole Pete" program. Telesfor then went on to be Division Manager with the Fleet Services Department followed by a transfer to the Human Resources Department's Safety Section, and then with Special Projects of EESD, Administrative Services Division. Telesfor was an active member of the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, where he was President Elect upon his passing. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship in 1997. Telesfor served as President of the CPWA and was the author of a program for accrediting Municipal Public Works Supervisors. A Memorial Service will be held, 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7 at Holy Spirit Parish, 10827 - 24 Street S.W. in Calgary. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated, 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 at St. Charles Catholic Parish, 176 Avenue and 112 Street in Edmonton, with Cremation to follow. Telesfor was involved in the Adult Literacy Project, sponsored by Rotary; therefore, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory will be accepted by the Alberta Literacy Foundation, care of Alberta Vocational College, Attn: No. 211 RMP, 332 - 6 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 4S6. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
(10/6/97) PHILLIPS _ William (Bill) A., beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Phillips of Calgary, passed into the presence of his Lord on October 2, 1997 at the age of 85 years. Bill is the loving father of Bill (Mary Evelyn) of Sycamore, Illinois and from Calgary, AB, Mary-Louise Lapish, Jim (Donna), Wilf (Lynnda), Fred and Gordon; as well as eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father James, mother Sarah and his brother Jim. Bill joined the Calgary Fire Department in 1936 and retired as "Division Chief" in 1972. He set up the first Rescue Car in 1952 as well as the first City of Calgary Ambulance Service in 1970. He pioneered Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation in Southern Alberta in the early 1950's. He was a lifelong member of St. John Ambulance. Bill was active in all aspects of sports and was a "Sportsman of the Year" recipient in 1979. He was a founding member of Bethany Chapel. Bill will be sadly missed by family and friends. At the family's request there are to be no flowers, donations may be directed to The Gideon's or Camp Okotoks (in c/o the church, 3333 Richardson Way S.W.) or charity of the donor's choice. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way S.W.) on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Chaplain Bill Ruckdashel 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.). Phone: 403-272-5555.
(10/6/97) RIPLEY _ Hildegard Ripley, our wonderful mother and beloved wife, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Mom will be sadly missed by her devoted husband Neil; her daughters, Dedrha, Cindy (Ray) and Anissa (Kelly); and by her babies (grandchildren), Tyler, Kaitlyn, Emily and Zachary. "Til we meet again Mama, we will miss you so much." Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Eric Long officiating. Cremation to follow. Special thanks to Renata of Home Care North; Dr. Kuzyk, Dr. Shore; and all those who helped us fulfill mom's wishes. God bless. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, a donation to the Home Care Palliative Program (228-7480), would be appreciated. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
(10/6/97) SCHULTZ _ Sam Norman Schultz passed away on October 1, 1997 at the age of 41. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 from the Cremona Congregational Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Frank Cummins officiating. Memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Didsbury, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-335-4773.
(10/6/97) 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. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. 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.
(10/6/97) WILLIAMSON _ John (Jack) Williamson passed away at home on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Jack will be sadly missed by his son, Ken (Mina), and their daughter, Erin; and daughters, Colleen (Allan) Macleod and Wendy (Ross) Kirkpatrick. Also surviving are sisters, LeEtta (Bill) Hay, Vivian (Bob) Worth; and brothers, Ray (Jen) and Ron (Helen); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura, in October 1988. A Memorial Service will be held, 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 9, at Parkdale United Church, 2919 - 8 Avenue N.W., with Rev. Jan Craig officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jack's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.