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Obits 15 Sep 1997

AUSENHUS _ Louise Catherine Ausenhus, age 93 years, passed away at the Didsbury Nursing Home, Friday September 12, 1997. Funeral Service will be held at the Didsbury Memorial Complex, September 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m., Willis Propp and Merlin Howlett officiating. Mountain View Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

(9/15/97) BRUCE _ Mrs. Norah A. Bruce, beloved wife of George F. Bruce of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, September 12, 1997, at the age of 76 years. Norah is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Colleen of Yellowknife, N.W.T.; her daughter Donna Christie of Australia; five grandchildren, Jacqui, Doug, Stuart, Paxton, and Mackenzie; three brothers and three sisters-in-law. Norah was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Norah Bruce, 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.

(9/15/97) BURTIS _ Mr. Ron Burtis, beloved husband of Mrs. Karen Burtis of Calgary, passed away suddenly at home on September 11, 1997 at the age of 42 years. Ron owned and operated Burtis Flooring in Calgary. Ron will be sadly missed by his wife Karen; and his children, Troy and Tammy, all of Calgary. He is also survived by three brothers, Ted, Barry and Darcy; and four sisters, Beverly, Anna, Melody and Theresa. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Ron Burtis, 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.

(9/15/97) ENGEL _ Fred W. Engel passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 88 years. Fred is survived by his loving family, two sons, Richard (Faye) of Airdrie, Garth of Fairmont, B.C.; and daughter Kay (Bud) Hurl of Calgary; as well as six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Gordon of Victoria, B.C. Fred was predeceased by his wife Marguerite, grandson Warren, and great-grandson Kieran. Fred was a longtime employee of the Calgary Herald until his retirement. Private Family Services are being held with Interment in Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/15/97) GRONSDAHL _ Mr. Leonard Leroy Gronsdahl of Calgary, passed away on Friday, September 12, 1997, at the age of 96 years. He is survived by Helen, his loving wife for sixty-five years; and his three daughters, Fern and Lorne Wildeman, their sons, Tyler and John (Cori) and their children, Jeffrey and Scott all of Calgary, Laverne and Bob McKague of Saskatoon, their daughter Joan (David) Summers and their children Chad and Erin, and son Tom (Jane Grinnell) and their children Colin and Holly, all of Calgary and Wayne and Jack Washington, their son John (Terrey) and their son Christopher and daughter Nancy (Norm) Dietterle and their son Brett, all of Calgary. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Leonard was the last surviving member of his generation. He was predeceased by his much loved granddaughter Carla. Funeral Services in Celebration of Leonard's life will be held at Wesley United Church, (1315 - 7 Street S.W.), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. C. Thomas McLaughlin and the Rev. Arnie G. Chamberlain officiating. Private Family Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Leonard Gronsdahl, 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.

(9/15/97) HARRIS _ Nellie Adeline Gray Harris. With mixed emotions of overwhelming sadness yet, tremendous relief and eternal joy, Nellie left this life on September 12, 1997. A brilliantly talented and beautiful lady, Nellie was born in a small Manitoba town in the twenties, grew up through the hardship of the depression, only to face the horrors of war. She loved dancing, beach parties and rollerskating but many of her numerous handsome boyfriends did not again. During a torrential downpour in 1949, she married the love of her life Glyndwr, had a child and slowly started a long, dark descent into a cruel and bitter world of manic-depressive schizophrenia. So much of her intellectual promise was poisoned by this blackness. She had held such promise; she was so smart; what incredible feats might she have accomplished? She did write brilliant poetry, a novel about her father's forty-nine years as a CPR conductor and share her love of nature. And, she touched a little girl's life immeasurably. Nellie told her, in an enchanted forest, if you ring a bluebell, fairies will hear it. That newly departed souls follow the path of moonlight on water towards heaven. Always snap a snapdragon. Pick up a lost penny. And by giving this little girl life, it had been her greatest accomplishment. A mother's true love can never be smothered by madness, her generous giving nature never turned by the heartless reactions to one in such an affliction, nor her true heart and soul be darkened by the awful breast cancer which so cruelly claimed her. In memory of this great woman, please tell someone you love to get a mammogram, or make a donation to help improve our mental health facilities and programs, and tonight, tell your mother you love her in person, by phone or in prayer. Fondly remembered by her daughter Ellyn Francis (Wayne) of Okotoks; and her brother Jack Gray (Marilyn) of Winnipeg. A lovely Service in her honour will be held on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. At Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/15/97) KININMONTH _ (nee Pearson), Betty June (Teddy) passed away peacefully at her home on September 13, 1997. She was 65 years young. Born in Calgary, Alberta August 31, 1932. June was raised on the Clear Springs Ranch South East of Calgary. She attended the Springland School, trekking daily to the one room school house on her horse Tiny. Later June went to Haltain and Western Canada High. In 1953 she moved to Parkland, Alberta and married Richard McPeak. She had two children, Amber and Ted. She returned to Calgary in 1961 to help run the family business and raise her children. In 1975 she married Leonard Kininmonth, together they resided at his farm N.W. of Airdrie. June enjoyed the farm and was an excellent homemaker and gardener. She loved nature: flowers, birds and the mountains, which she captured in her paintings. She had exceptional artistic ability and gained personal fulfillment from her ability. She explored many artistic medias. Standouts being watercolors, china painting, wood carving and taxidermy. June was a member of the Cochrane Art Club, Rangeview Ladies Club, Calgary Woodcarvers Association and Active Member of the Airdire Rural Community. Her greatest pleasures in life were family get-togethers, especially at Christmas time. June is survived by her daughter Amber Pearson; son Ted (Marci) McPeak; two grandchildren, Marina and Cameron; her sister Pamela Knowles and brother Gary Schang; niece Dawn (Dana) Drummond and their children Selena and Malik. She was predeceased by her parents, Ted Pearson and Pauline Pearson-Schang, her cherished husband Leonard Kininmonth. No one could ask for a more caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel" 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Monday, September 15, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel" on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend P.H. Burrill of the United Church of Canada officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Airdrie Home Care Unit 203, 213 Main Street N. Airdrie, Alberta. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Garden Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/15/97) MIKKELSEN _ Mr. Jorgen Mikkelsen beloved husband of Else Mikkelsen of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 1997 at the age of 70 years. Announcements later by LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/15/97) McINNES _ Leonard Douglas McInnes of Calgary, passed away at the Forest Grove Nursing Home on September 12, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Leonard was born in Bredenbury, Saskatchewan where he attended school. He came to Calgary in 1945 and was employed with White Rose Gas Company as a truck driver. In 1956, he moved to Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan to go farming. In 1987, Leonard returned to Calgary where he has since resided. He served with the P.P.C.L.I. at Currie Barracks. Leonard is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marno and Margaret of Vancouver, B.C., Howie and Cheryl of Calgary; and a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bruce Inverarity of Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan; six grandchildren, Regan, Lance, Pauline, Chantra, Shelby and Allan. He is also survived by three sisters, Betty Laxdal of Calgary, Bernice and her husband Fred Berard of Sylvan Lake, Maria Newton and Allan Posti of Eckville; and his sister-in-law Anne Grassick of Calgary. Leonard was predeceased by his parents, Pat McInnes in 1939, Edna McInnes Peter in 1995, brothers, Jerry McInnes in 1955, Clifford McInnes in 1987, sister Olive Paulson in 1990, nephew John Laxdal in 1981 and brother-in-law Bruce Laxdal in 1982. Funeral Services will be held at McINNES & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Leonard McInnes, 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.

(9/15/97) McKEVITT _ Larry of Calgary, passed away on September 11, 1997 at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.), today, September 15, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Leonard J. Hagel, VF Presider. Graveside Service at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Midnapore. Reception to follow at Shawnee Slopes Golf Course, (820 - 146 Avenue S.W.). In living memory of Larry McKevitt, 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.

(9/14/97) NOOITGEDAGT _ George. "In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, You suffered much in silence, You fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, Your spirit did not bend, And still you kept on fighting, Until the very end. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you, And whispered, `Come with Me.' So when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, We could not wish you back, To suffer that again." On September 12, 1997, Mr. George Nooitgedagt of Edmonton passed away at the age of 62 years. George is survived by his loving wife Mary; four children, Ron (Shirley), George Jr., Irene (Ken), all of Edmonton, William (Wendy) of Avon, New York; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Jaap (Wilma), Sietse (Akke); one sister Tjerkje (Richard). He was predeceased by one son Henry and sister Hieke. Memorial Service Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. Funeral Service Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gospel Centre Pentecostal Church, 9445 - 153 Street, Edmonton. Pastor Jim Raddatz and Pastor Ivar Roset will officiate, followed by Interment in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of George Sr. may be made to Cross Cancer Institute, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, Sixth Floor, 9707 - 110 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9. HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN CHAPEL. Phone: 403-484-5500.

(9/15/97) OTTO _ Gerhard Karl passed away at the Rockview Hospital on September 13, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Gerhard is survived by his family in Canada and his four sisters in Germany and one brother in El Salvador. He was predeceased by his mother and father in Germany. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at St. Boniface Catholic Church 1923 Broadview Road N.W. on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Rosenbaum, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Garden Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/15/97) PARKER _ John Charles Robert Parker passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at the age of 48 years. John is survived by his loving wife Deanna Lynn; three sons, Dean, Darcy and Jay; daughter-in-law Chadley; and grandson Andrew, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his two sisters and their families, Jacklynn and her husband James Eggen of Montreal, P.Q., Dorothy and her husband Clayton Bungay of North Sydney, Nova Scotia; his father and mother-in-law Robertson and Elsie Howatt of Fort MacLeod, Alberta; as well as other dearly loved family members and friends. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/15/97) RAUSCH _ Mr. William (Bill) Rausch, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Rausch of Calgary, passed away at his residence on September 11, 1997, at the age of 68 years. Besides his loving wife, Bill is survived by four sisters and a brother. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. 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 Bill Rausch, 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.

(9/15/97) ROSS _ Ralph Herbert (Herb) of Duhamel, Alberta and winter resident of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away suddenly at Duhamel on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Herb was born September 29, 1919 in Camrose, the eldest child of Alex and Ada (nee Johnson) Ross of Brigend Farm. Left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife of over fifty-three years, Marian (nee Ryning); one son Tom of Duhamel; five daughters, Beverly Ross of Edmonton, Louise Welsh (Jim) of Skookumchuck, B.C., Shirley Ross (Richard Davy) of Edmonton, Dorothy Weimer (Allan) of Wimborne, and Linda Ross of Calgary; three granddaughters, Louella Scott of Edmonton, Dawnaca and Alisa Weimer of Wimborne; and five great-grandchildren, James, Mark, Mathew, Alex and Morgan. Herb is also survived by a brother Gordon (Hazel) of Lethbridge; a sister Donna Freeman (Charlie) of Stettler; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frances Duquette (Duke) of Calgary, Bill Ryning (Kuni) of Lethbridge, George Ryning (Doreen) of Calgary, John Ryning (Betty) of Rowley, Dorothy (Don) Borwick, and Ruth (Albert) of Calgary; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service in celebration of Herb's life at the Camrose United Church (corner of 50 Street and 48A Avenue) with Rev. Ellen Greaves and Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Zion United Church in New Norway, Duhamel Historical Society or the charity of ones choice. BURGAR FUNERAL HOME CAMROSE, in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-672-2121.

(9/15/97) SCOTT _ Phylis Bernice Mae (Bernie) Scott of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on September 12, 1997, at the age of 73 years. Phylis is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Bertha Scott of Ebb & Flow, Manitoba, Stephen and Kathy Scott of Irricana, Alberta; and a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Doug Berinecutt of Calgary; eight grandchildren, Becky, David, Candy, Karl, Doug, Chelsey, Andrea and Michael. She is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Rockyview Garden of Peace (No. 1 Highway at Garden Road, Calgary) on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road, S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7. In living memory of Phylis Scott, 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.


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Document Date: September 1997 - revised Jan 2003
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