17 & 18 Sep 1997
FITZMARTYN _ Mrs. Alice Gertrude Fitzmartyn (nee Noble) of Calgary, passed away at the Sarcee Nursing
Home on September 17, 1997, at the age of 84 years. Alice was very proud that she was born and educated in
Calgary and resided here all of her life. She was a founding member of St. Anthony's Parish and worked at the
Credit Union for many years. She will be fondly remembered by her son Dennis and his children, her
daughter-in-law JoAnne, JoAnne's husband Tony Pozdin, and her beloved grandson Bob Fitzmartyn. Alice is
also survived by her sister Kay Fisher of Toronto, her sisters-in-law, June Fitzmartyn of Calgary and Mary Lane
of Victoria; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Alice was predeceased by her husband Jack,
her son Greg, her brother George Noble, sisters, Mable Nelson, Ivy Fletcher, Mary Veillieux, and Agnes
Galloway. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel"
(5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, September 19, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4 Street S.W.), on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. C.
Eric Nelson, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes
may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. The
family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff on Unit 3 at the Sarcee Nursing Home for the
excellent care and compassion extended to Alice these past months. In living memory of Alice Fitzmartyn, 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.
HOWARD _ Helen "Louise" Howard (nee Akitt), loving mother of David and Nicholas of Calgary, passed away
suddenly at her residence on September 15, 1997 at the age of 49 years. Louise was born May 28, 1948 in Calgary
and attended Western Canada High School. Out of high school, she worked as an Optometric Assistant with her
father for eleven years. Louise always enjoyed rejuvenating the numerous old homes her family lived in here in
Calgary. The most important thing in her life was raising her two sons, and she supported their activities through
much volunteer work. She also supported her former husband's business activities, when she was able. Because
of her love and dedication to her family she will always be remembered. Besides her two sons, Louise is also
survived by her parents, Helen and Don Akitt; her twin sister Donna Snell and husband Fred and their children,
Diana and Alexander. She is also survived by the father of her two sons, John Howard; nieces and nephews,
Quinn and Todd Davis, and Jamie, Jeff, Debbie, Lindsay, and Lisa Howard; cousin Jim Akitt of Vancouver, B.C.;
and her friend David Hildebrandt. Louise was predeceased by her Aunt Hope Akitt. Funeral Services will be held
at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, September 19, 1997
at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial gifts may be made directly to the Calgary Academy, Site 2, Box 103, SS3,
Calgary, AB, T3C 3N9. In living memory of Louise Howard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. CALGARY.
NEESER _ Mr. Fred Neeser, of Okotoks, formerly of Airdrie, a past employee of C.A.D.P., passed away at the
Rockyview Hospital on September 17, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Fred is survived by his daughter Janet (Ted)
Lineham of Okotoks; son Glen (Ellen) of St. Albert; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Wesley, Jennifer; and five
step-granddaughters and their children; nephews, Jim (Shirley) Neeser of St. Albert, Walter Fred "Bud" Neeser
of High River; nieces, June (Don) Lyons of High River and Marie (Harry) Waytuck of Calgary and their families.
Fred was predeceased by his wife Julianne in 1987. Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, 200
Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Fred and Julianne's urns will be interred
together in Gadsby Cemetery, Gadsby, AB. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of C.C.U. and Unit 56 of the
Rockyview Hospital and the High River Hospital, Dr. Ansell and the Foothills Health Unit. If desired, memorial
tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME
(OKOTOKS) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111.
PARKER _ William Arthur (Bill), passed away at his home in Victoria, B.C., in the loving company of his family,
on Sunday, September 14, 1997. Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on July 11, 1923, he was raised in Calgary,
Alberta and retired to Victoria, B.C. Bill is lovingly remembered by his wife, June; sons, Stephen, Scott (Irene)
and Spencer (Betty); daughter Stephanie (Peter) Law; grandchildren, Tyler, Tessa and William; his sisters,
Chickie and Joe, both of Calgary, Alberta; sister-in-law Gloria McClean (Roy) of California; many nieces and
nephews and specially remembered by Lily-Belle. Bill enjoyed a memorable career both in the Royal Canadian
Navy during the Second World War and after graduating from U.B.C., joined the R.C.A.F. Bill's family sends its
warmest thanks to Dr. Peter Meyer and the team of home care nurses and the Palliative Response Team, Hospice,
Victoria. A Service of Remembrance will be conducted from McCALL BROS. Family Chapel, Johnson and
Vancouver Streets, on Friday, September 19, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to the
Palliative Response Team, Victoria Hospice, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8 or the S.P.C.A., 3150 Napier
Lane, Victoria, B.C, V8T 4V5. McCALL'S of VICTORIA Telephone: 1-250-385-4465.
PAUL _ Mr. Dean L. Paul of Penhold, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, September 15, 1997 at the age
of 83 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4200 - 49 Avenue, Innisfail,
AB at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 1997 with Reverend Joel Den Haan officiating. If friends so desire,
memorial tributes may be made to the Penhold Half Century Plus Society, Penhold, AB or the Heart & Stroke
Foundation of Alberta, 101, 5208 - 53 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 5K2. Arrangements are entrusted to
METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL, Innisfail, AB. Phone: 403-227-3123.
SHELVEY _ Steven Lewis Shelvey, beloved son and stepson of John and Nancy Simmonds, died September 16,
1997 at the age of 29 years. Survivors are his brother Kevin (Ann); and his devoted care givers, Jean and Ray
Bourgonais and family. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220
- 4 Street N.W., on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. B. Lay officiating. In lieu of flowers,
those wishing may make a donation in Steven's name to the Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association, Box 82012,
1400 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2C 3W5. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors.
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Document Date: September 1997 - revised Jan 2003