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Obits 10 Sep 1997

(9/11/97) BAKER _ Harold Key Baker of Calgary, passed away at home on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his children, sons, Verne (Alice) Baker, Charles (Susie) Baker, daughters, Lynne (Bill) Schellenberg, and a special friend Joanne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was born at Calgary on November 4, 1915. He was a Railway Clerk and a member of the Chaplehow Branch No. 284 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harold was a loving father and a gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chaplehow Branch No. 284 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 - 38 Avenue N.E., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Stephen Wilk, Chaplain, officiating. If desired, a donation in Harold's memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 403-299-0111.

(9/11/97) BARBER _ Adelaide Barber, age 85 years, passed away quietly at the Agape Manor Hospice on Sunday, September 7, 1997. She was the last of eight children born to their parents in Saskatchewan. She is survived by her beloved niece Vera and family of Vancouver; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Adelaide will be sadly missed by her many close friends among Jehovah's Witnesses; the people she also touched with her job of thirty years with the Four Seasons Hotel; the people of her apartment building; and others she had come in contact with. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1736 - 10 Avenue S.W., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Marshall McDougall officiating. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.

(9/11/97) BERMINGHAM _ Jessie Louise Bermingham passed away peacefully on Monday, September 8, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 69 years. Jessie is survived by her loving husband Jim, their three sons, James of North Vancouver, B.C., Steven (Cyndy) of Calgary and Michael (Diane) of Oakville, Ontario; as well as four dear grandchildren, Christopher, Jackie, Julie and Bradford. Jessie is also survived by her brother Charles (Beverly) Fletcher; and her sister Mary Pinsonneault; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the Funeral Home on Thursday, September 11, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Rocky View Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/11/97) BLOOR _ It is with great sadness that Judith A.H. Bloor, beloved mother, daughter and friend passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary on September 9, 1997. She is remembered with love and affection and will be truly missed. Her devotion and commitment to her children, Alex, Isabel, Sarah are a reminder and a tribute of her strength and character. There are many friends and dearly loved family in England whose memories of Judith will always be treasured. Remember that no matter how big or small it is, mom will always be a part of everyone's garden. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lorne Irwin officiating. Interment to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2 or Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/11/97) BOLES _ James Foster passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 71 years on September 9, 1997. Foster was born to Foster and Jeannette Boles in Three Hills on June 12, 1926. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery to serve his country in 1944. Foster married Ellen Kaatiala in 1951 and they have resided on the family farm until his passing. Farming was the life he loved. He also enjoyed a good visit with everyone and enjoyed traveling. Foster suffered from poor health for many years. Throughout the years he had a very determined spirit and always looked on the positive side of any new problem that he faced. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Ellen; two daughters, Shirley Ann and Darrel Adam of Three Hills; two brothers, Howard (Marjorie) Boles, George (Doreen) Boles, all of Three Hills; two sisters, Margaret (Dick) Walkup of Tacoma, Wash., and Beatrice (Stan) Mellor of Edmonton; and numerous nieces and nephews, and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Knox United Church in Three Hills on September 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Harold Black officiating. Interment to follow at the Three Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Three Hills Health Care Centre or the Alberta Lung Association. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-443-5111.

(9/11/97) BROOKS _ Wanda Elizabeth Jackson Brooks passed away in Cardston, Alberta on Tuesday, September 9, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Alfred Monroe (Fred) Brooks of Hill Spring, Alberta. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hill Spring, on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Thaine Olsen officiating. Friends may meet the family from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the Service. She will rest beside her husband Alfred M. Brooks in the Hill Spring Cemetery. SALMON FUNERAL HOME, Cardston, assisting the family. Telephone: 1-403-653-3844.

(9/11/97) CHONG _ William Wai Lee (Bill) Chong, of Calgary, passed away at his residence on September 4, 1997. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Susan of Calgary; and his sister Julie of Toronto. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Patrick Fulton, C.S.B. of Canadian Martyrs' Catholic Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cerebral Palsy Association (106 - 5920 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2G4). In living memory of William Chong, 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.

(9/11/97) COCKER _ Margaret "Ann" Cocker passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 1997, at the age of 74 years. She will be deeply missed by her three sons, John (Janie) Moody, Andrew (Elizabeth) Cocker, and Tim Cocker (Maura Reynolds); four grandchildren, Guthrie, Nicola and Justin Moody, and Robert Cocker; as well as her sister Sylvia Stover. Ann was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1983. She had over thirty years of service in Scouts Canada. Memorial Services will be held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 1121 - 14 Avenue S.W., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., the Reverend Canon R. Robert Purdy officiating. If friends desire, donations may be made directly to Home Care, Palliative Care, Box 4016, Station C, 320 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2T 5T1. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Jacques Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.

(9/11/97) COPELAND _ Jessie (nee Mitchell) passed away September 8, 1997 at the Agape Manor Hospice at the age of 88 years. A Memorial Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/11/97) CRANN _ George (Winty) Crann passed away peacefully on September 10, 1997 at the age of 71 years. George was predeceased by his wife Betty. He is survived by twelve children, thirty grandchildren; and his sister Winnie of Cambridge, Ont. George had been a proud and active member of AA for the last twenty-two years. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Doug Webb officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/11/97) CRAWFORD _ R. James (Jim) of Sardis, B.C., formerly of Calgary, passed away peacefully in Chilliwack, September 8, 1997. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Frances; his sons, James of Chilliwack, Brent of Calgary; his daughters, Lisa (Lyle) Brown of Sardis, B.C., and Heidi (Dave) Cooke of Duncan, B.C.; and his grandsons, Michael and Stephen. He is also survived by his brothers, Raymond, Bud, Gerry and his sister Peggy (Jack) Hollas. Jim was born in Picton, Ontario, May 14, 1929. He lived in Trenton where he met his wife Frances and married in 1961. In 1964, Jim and his family moved to Calgary, where he was a well-respected businessman in the construction industry until moving to British Columbia in 1994. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family. He was a devoted, loving family man that brought joy and laughter into all of their lives. Prayers will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 12, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Chilliwack, B.C.

(9/11/97) DITCHFIELD _ Eugenia Ditchfield, nee Topuschak, passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 1997 at the age of 60 years, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband William Ditchfield in 1979. She leaves behind three children, Traci Ward, David Ditchfield, and Zabrina Beer. She also leaves behind five beautiful grandchildren, Della, Edward, William, Meghan and Ashley; as well as four brothers, one sister and numerous other relatives. Many thanks to Pat and Claire. Your friendship meant so much to her. She is now peacefully with God and she will live in our hearts forever. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. John Bradley, Homecare nurse Donna, and caregiver Loretta. Your mixture of professionalism and sensitivity meant so much to both her and her family. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/11/97) EVANS _ Edna, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Born in Blairmore, Alberta on December 28, 1909, she grew up in the Crowsnest Pass. She attended Normal School in Calgary in 1926 and began her teaching career at the Olin Creek School, north of Cowley in 1927. She continued to live and teach in the Crowsnest Pass until moving to Calgary in 1959, where she taught mathematics and science in several schools until her retirement in 1969. Throughout her life, she pursued her interest in horse racing at Stampede Park. Another love, was travel with her close friends, with frequent visits to Las Vegas and Reno, and occasional trips to far away places including the Orient, England and Hawaii. She will be remembered as one who loved to socialize and would never turn down a good game of "Stop the Bus". She is survived by her husband Idris; son Donald, daughter-in-law Judy, and grandchildren, Corey and Stephen. For those who would like to attend an informal gathering of family and friends, please call 286-4184. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Edna's memory to the Alzheimer Association of Alberta, No. 218A, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3G2. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/11/97) FOSSLI _ Anna Fossli, born 1909 in Norway, beloved wife of Michael, passed away on September 8, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Besides her loving husband of sixty-five years, she will be sadly missed by her sons, Willy, Audun and Norman; daughters, Ingrid and Anne Marie; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered in Norway by her sisters, Klara and Marie, as well as a brother Malvin. She was predeceased by her brothers, Johannes and Johan, and this Spring by her son Finn. A Funeral Service in Anna's memory will be held on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Pierson's Funeral Home located at 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary. Cremation and arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/11/97) GILBERTSON _ Kathryn Lee Gilbertson, RN, passed away quietly on September 8, 1997 at the age of 46 years at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary after a brave and courageous battle with cancer for many months. Kathy was born to Albert and Marion Bildfell in Foam Lake, SK on January 2, 1951. She married Howard Dale Gilbertson of Red Deer, AB in 1971. Kathy leaves to mourn, her three daughters, Teresa, Jenine, and Cyrene; her husband Howard; her parents, Albert and Marion Bildfell; her sister Deidra Howe (Steve); her nephews and niece, Joseph, Tammy, Roy and Patrick Howe; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives, as well as a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West of Highway 2 on Highway 22X, past Spruce Meadows), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Vegreville United Church (Vegreville, AB), on Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road S.E., Calgary, T2H 0S9, and/or charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Kathy Gilbertson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

(9/11/97) HAW _ Eleanor Mae (Williams). With a deep sense of loss, but with great gratitude for her life, the family announces the passing of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Eleanor is survived by her daughter Leonor Hart of Hamilton; seven grandchildren, Alan (Jackie) Hart, Toronto, Nancy MacNabb, Listowel, Jocelyn Hart, London, ON, Bruce (Fran) MacNabb, Toronto, Timothy (Kim) Hart, Calgary, Paul (France) Hart, Whitby, ON, and Elizabeth MacNabb, Toronto. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Catherine Eleanor Hart, Toronto, Andrew Hart, Whitby, and Danielle Hart, Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty-eight years, Leonard, her daughter Sharon MacNabb and her husband Ian. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Elma and Frankie. Eleanor was born in 1905 in Melbourne, ON, moving to her beloved Alberta in 1909. Aside from a brief period in Chile, she lived most of her life in Calgary. She was a creative woman, and a grand lady. Her vital contributions to the lives of her family, and her warmth, strength and courage will ever be remembered. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held from the Chapel of CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton, ON, telephone: 1-905-387-2111 on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Visitation one hour prior to Service time. Donations to the Hamilton Spectator Summer Camp Fund, 2 King Street West, Plaza Level, Hamilton, ON, L8P 1A1, would be appreciated.

(9/11/97) HEYWOOD _ Wilma Joyce Heywood of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 8, 1997 at the age of 63 years. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her loving children, daughters, Shirley, Margaret (Don), Susan (Larry), Selina (Randy); sons, Gary (now residing in Vancouver, B.C.), and George (Shelly). She will also be missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many good friends. Wilma touched many lives in her time, and will be remembered by all. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 1311 - 4 Street S.W., on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Lorne Irwin officiating. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Foothills Hospital for their diligent efforts. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, a donation in Wilma's memory may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Air Ambulance), who were instrumental in Mom's care, and will continue their wonderful effort in assisting others in crisis. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

(9/11/97) JESSIMAN _ Thomas Lowe Jessiman of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Agape Manor Hospice on September 7, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Born on March 6, 1920 in Winnipeg, MB. Tom joined the Royal Canadian Navy serving on several warships in the North Atlantic during World War II. After the war Tom pursued a career in management with Fiberglas Canada Limited where he took up residence in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto and finally Calgary, where he retired in 1985. As a young man, Tom was revered for his fine athletic abilities, especially in the fields of speedskating, hockey, soccer and swimming. Throughout his life, Tom was an avid golf enthusiast who spent many winters in California and Florida perfecting his game. Tom's zest for life, sense of humor and charismatic personality endeared him to his many friends and family who will deeply miss him. Tom is survived by his wife Mary (nee Earl) of fifty-one years; his son John Jessiman and his wife Pat Ruby of Vancouver, BC; his daughter Jane Jessiman and her husband Bernie Bajnok of Calgary. His six grandchildren, Jesse, Andrew, Casey, Brady, Spencer and Kathleen, will forever remember their special Grandpa. Tom is also survived by three brothers, William Jessiman of Maple Ridge, BC, Duncan J. Jessiman of Winnipeg, MB, and Harvey Jessiman of Burlington, ON. A Memorial Service to celebrate Tom's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Tom's family wishes to thank Dr. S.C. Lim and the nurses and staff of the Agape Manor for their care and support. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Tom Jessiman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

(9/11/97) KOUTECKY _ Jirina Ann passed away at home on September 9, 1997 at the age of 55 years. Jirina is the loving mother of Ross, and the loving grandmother of Stephanie. She is also survived by Jiri Koutecky; her brother Edward (Fenivar) Novotmy and their daughters, Caroline, Jessica; her sister Alenka (Jiri) Becka of Czechoslovakia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, September 13, 1997 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. For information call 297-0717. Forever loved and sadly missed.

(9/11/97) KUBIK _ Irene Ann Kubik, beloved wife of Mr. Ron Kubik of Calgary, passed away at her home on September 6, 1997. For those wishing to attend, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.), today, September 11, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, September 11, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle of Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of Irene Kubik, 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.

(9/10/97) LONG _ Walter Bradbury, on September 9, 1997. Born February 11, 1917 in Chelsea North London, England. Immigrated with his family to Canada as a young man and settled in the Dunster area of British Columbia. Walter married Jean Kathleen Clark at Tete Jaune Cache, B.C. in 1941. Walter served in the Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1945 retiring as a Flight Lieutenant. Walter settled briefly in Edmonton after the war before moving to Calgary where he enjoyed a long and successful career in the roofing industry. Walter retired to the Windermere area in 1985 where he was active in the Lions Club as well as enjoying golf and travel. Walter was predeceased by Jean in May of this year. He will be lovingly remembered by sons, Gary (Vickie), Gordon (Liz); grandsons, Kelsey, Bradley, Tyson and granddaughter Jaime; as well as his many friends and relatives. The Long family is grateful for the kind care and attention of the staff of the Invermere Hospital. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 13, 1997 at Christ Church, 110 - 7 Avenue, Invermere, B.C. Cremation in care of McPherson Funeral Services, Cranbrook, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter's memory may be made to the Lake Windermere Lions Club Charities, 611 Hwy 93/95, Windermere, B.C.

(9/11/97) GOESON _ Gordon Douglas (Lynn) Goeson, of Turner Valley, passed away on September 6, 1997 at the age of 16 years. Gord is survived by his loving parents, Jennie and Jim Goeson of Turner Valley; two brothers, Darwyn and Randy; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Gord was predeceased by his grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. Gord was born in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 12, 1981. He attended school at the Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks. A Memorial Service will be held at the Oilfields Community Church, Turner Valley, on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Epilepsy Association, 4112 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary, T2K 1A2 or C.C.F.C., 7 - 11 Street N.E., Calgary, T2E 4Z2.

(9/11/97) MILLAR _ Passed away in Lethbridge on Wednesday, September 10, 1997, Mr. William "Bill" Wilson Millar, at the age of 65 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lilian Doris Millar, nee Foley, of Lethbridge. Bill was formerly of Edmonton and Calgary. Besides his loving wife, Lilian, Bill is survived by two daughters, Betty-Jo (Scott) Rand and Heather Howe, both of Calgary; a son Ian Millar of Edmonton; a granddaughter Spencer; three stepdaughters, five stepsons; two sisters, Maureen (Harry) Chakaluck of Calgary, and Betty Forgues of Edmonton; and a brother Gordon (Margaret) Millar of Perth, Australia. Cremation at Martin Bros. Chapel of Peace. At Bill's request, no Funeral Service will be held. MARTIN BROS. FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Telephone: 1-403-328-2361.

(9/11/97) MacFARLANE _ Melanie Dawn passed away September 9th, 1997 at the age of 43. She was the loving daughter of Melvin R. Mac Farlane and sister to Calvin D. Mac Farlane (Patricia and Preston). Melanie was predeceased by her mother Dorothea and brother Dennis. She leaves to mourn many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Melanie had a lasting influence on so many students and staff during her 20 years with the Calgary Public School Board. Graduating from the University of Calgary she started teaching Physical Education for several years, and after completing her Master degree moved into Guidance. Her infectious spirit, patience and energy for her profession go unchallenged. She touched the hearts and minds of so many family, friends, students and colleagues. Her bright smile and kind gestures have generated warmth and friendship for so long. We will truly miss you Melanie, our thoughts will be with you always. Memorial reception to be announced.

(9/11/97) NOAKES _ Audrey Ellen (nee Hays). Suddenly on Monday, September 8, 1997 at the Queensway General Hospital, Toronto in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Harry Noakes. Loving mother of Ardith Quanbury and her husband Charlie of Maple, Ontario, and Gina Smith and her husband Andrew of London, Ontario. Dear grandmother of Jessica and Heidi. Sister of Catherine, Laura, Virginia, Jean and the late Harry, Tom and Jack and their families. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Carstairs Cemetery, Carstairs, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/9/97) OLSON _ Frank of Calgary, pased awa September 4, 1997 at the age of 57 years. he is survived by his daughter lee-anne (wayne vincent) , of Stroud, On, sisters Helen Eskdale, Lucille Clark, Jean (John) wagner , all of weyburn , SK, vic ( ShirleY ) Olson, Herb ( marilyn) Olson, all of calgary and Walter Olson of Regina. frank is predeceased by his parents , two brother, two borthers in law and one sister in law. memorial serivces willbe hld at rinity lutheran church at Torqyay, SK on Saturday Septmerber 13, 1997 at 2 pm.

(9/11/97) PAVAN _ Rosina Pavan (nee De Zorzi) passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on September 8, 1997 at the age of 92 years. Rosina was born in San Martino al Tagliamento, Italy on February 8, 1905 and immigrated to Bellevue, Alberta in 1927 where she met and married her husband Giacomo. Rosina is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Erasmo (Mo) and Camille Pavan of Calgary; her daughter and son-in-law, Velia and Allan Graham of Sherwood Park; six grandchildren, David, Robert, Gregory, Scott, Cori and Michelle; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Giacomo in 1950. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), today, September 11, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at 4:00 p.m. at Bellevue Catholic Cemetery, Bellevue, Alberta. The family would like to thank the staff at Bow Crest Nursing Homes Ltd., Sister Mary Lou, Dr. David Todd, and the Doctors and staff at the Foothills Hospital for the excellent care and compassion given to Rosina in her time of need. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Rosina Pavan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.

(9/11/97) PODOLSKI _ Mr. John Walter Podolski of Calgary passed away on September 7, 1997 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by three sons, Steve (Marlie) of Rocky Mountain House, Greg (Jocylyn) of Rocky Mountain House, and John (Dove) of Norfolk, West Virginia, U.S.A.; one daughter Lisa Podolski of Calgary. He is also survived by six grandchildren, six sisters and six brothers. John was predeceased by his loving wife Elinor (nee Walker) on September 7, 1983. Funeral Services for the late Mr. John Podolski will be held on Saturday, September 13, 1997 from The Chapel of The ROCKY FUNERAL HOME, Rocky Mountain House at 2:00 p.m. with Cremation to follow. As an expressing of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta. ROCKY and SYLVAN LAKE, Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements.

(9/11/97) PRESS _ Carrie Harmer, passed away peacefully September 10, 1997 in the Foothills Hospital at the age of 94 years. Announcements later by FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/11/97) RUCCI _ Mr. Biase Rucci of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on September 9, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Biase came to Canada in 1952, first settling in Montreal, he moved to Calgary in 1953. He was a member of St. Ann's Parish and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. Biase was a longtime employee of C.P. Rail. He will be lovingly remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Irma Rucci (nee Sailer) of Calgary, as well as by grandsons, Jason and Jeffrey, all of Calgary. Biase is also remembered by his brothers, Guiseppe Rucci of Italy, and Serfino and Antonio Rucci, both of Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife of sixty-one years, Maria, in October of 1996. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, September 11, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (610 - 2 Avenue N.E.) on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Biase Rucci, 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.

(9/11/97) SCHWARZ _ Peter F. Schwarz, beloved companion of Sheryll Celmainis, passed away peacefully September 3, 1997 at the age of 43 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Sarah and Melissa; his parents, Ingeborg and Joachim; his brother Herbert; sister Rita (Bromma); and four nephews. He will be sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched. Funeral Services will be held at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 408, 1305 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3C 3P6. Cremation and arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/11/97) SINGH _ Vevekanand "Vevek" Singh, 36 years of age, passed away on September 6, 1997. He was the son of Mr. Surajballi Singh and the late Mrs. Saraswatie Singh; the loving brother of Lakhram, Abhimanyu, Karan, Savitri, Sushella, Subhadra, Mandevi and the late Rajkumarie. Vevek will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, who were all dear to him. He will also be missed by his many special friends, close relatives and members of the Guyanese community. On Friday, September 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. the Service will take place in the Chapel of Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations to Vevek's favourite charity, The Lupus Society, would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 299-0111.

(9/11/97) TAYLOR _ It is with regret we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Doris Taylor on September 7, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Doris will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughters, Sharline (Lloyd) Rougeau of Edmonton, Kathlene (Wayne) Mercer, Fern (Doug) Vanner, Judy (Bob) Joyce, Ella (Rudy) Dombowsky; a son Ed (Pat) Taylor; two sons-in-law, Ron Raybould and Wally Thachuk, all of Calgary. She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles and two daughters, Jo-Ann Raybould and Jean Thachuk. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, September 11, 1997 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel" on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. R.H. Grant Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/11/97) VAILLANT _ Mr. Andre Jerry Joseph Vaillant passed away suddenly on September 6, 1997 at the age of 22 years. Memorial Services will be held at Victory Outreach Centre (436 - 13 Avenue S.E.), today, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/11/97) WITNACK _ Mrs. Rayma Katherine Whitnack, beloved wife of Mr. Frank Whitnack, passed away peacefully at her home on September 7, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Rayma was born in East Florenceville, New Brunswick, August 6, 1926. She served in the W.A.C. of the R.C.A.F from 1943 - 1945. During this period she met Frank and at the end of the war they married in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, August 8, 1945, coming to Calgary shortly thereafter, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Her final day was spent with all three of her precious children, which made her very happy, and for which we will be eternally grateful. Her many loves included her family and friends, curling (she and Frank were Charter members of the Calgary Winter Club), bridge and driving her van. She will be forever remembered by daughter, Betty Boon, son-in-law Gary and their children Michael and David; son Richard Whitnack, daughter-in-law Cheryl and their children Daun and John, and son Alan Whitnack, daughter-in-law Joyce and their children Staci and Eric. Rayma also leaves behind sisters Marian Noble (Kingston, Ont) and Bette Nartub (Moncton, NB); brother Norman Smith (Olds, AB.) Wendell Smith (Manotick, Ont) and Bob Smith (Calgary); brother-in-law Ron Noble and Mervyn Martin and sisters-in-law Carolle Smith, Eva Smith, Linda Smith and Ruth Devonshire (Kingston, Ont). She also leaves behind Frank's family who became her family when they arriuved in Alberta, especially Dorothy (Dot) Whitnack who was one of her best friends. She also leaves many nieces and nephews too numerous to list. Rayma was predeceased by her brother Richard Smith in 1986. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow in "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends and family so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to The War Amputations of Canada, 1068 Berkley Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta. T3K E1 or Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta. T2G 1W4. In living memory of Rayma Whitnack, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

(9/11/97) YURCHEVICH _ Stephan (Steve) Yurchevich, beloved husband of Ann, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on September 9, 1997, at the age of 69 years. Steve was born on December 26, 1927 in Okucani, Croatia and came to Canada in 1929 with his mother and two brothers. Reunited with their father who emigrated from Croatia the previous year, the family resided in the Camrose area before moving to Calgary in 1941. Steve joined his father and brothers as a partner in NY Construction, where he was responsible for the construction of many Calgary churches and schools. Steve's leisure time was spent with his family and many friends coaching and participating in numerous sports and outdoor activities, including a very active involvement in the Calgary radio control sailplane community. Steve will be remembered for his honesty and integrity, devotion to his family, innovative craftsmanship and for his love of life. Besides his loving wife of forty-six years, Steve will also be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Louise of Vancouver, B.C.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bill of Calgary. He is survived by his brother Joseph; his sister Anne; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Juliana, and his brother John. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, September 11, 1997 at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 - 24 Avenue N.W.), on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John F. Murphy, C.S.B., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust (Rockyview General Hospital, Unit No. 82), 1055 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E9. In living memory of Steve Yurchevich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.

(9/11/97) deWITTE _ Geerard (Gerry) deWitte, beloved husband of Mrs. Merina Merilyn deWitte of Calgary, passed away in Berlin, Germany as a result of complications to surgery following a jobsite accident on September 5, 1997 at the age of 50 years. Gerry was born August 2, 1947 in Barsingerhorn, North Holland, immigrating to Canada when he was five. He grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick, moving to Ontario and then to Calgary. He received his grade twelve equivalent and electronic training while serving in the Canadian Air Force. Gerry married Merina (nee Hack) on December 27, 1973. He worked in the seismic industry of the oil business for nearly twenty-five years, many of which were spent in Latin America. Gerry was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Besides his loving wife, Gerry is also survived by his father, Jan deWitte and his wife Shirley; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Emil and Brenda Jansen, Peter and Jane deWitte, Laurie K. Bourgeous; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice and Collis Batson, Nancy and Chester Tingley, and Katherine Savoie. He was predeceased by his mother Catharina deWitte van de Velde. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Central Seventh-day Adventist Church (1920 - 13 Avenue N.W.), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Roy Jamieson and Pastor Mel Djkowich officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Geerard deWitte, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.


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