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Calgary Herald Obits (9/1/97)


ADAMS _ Mr. William (Bill) Adams passed away peacefully at the Scottish Extendicare Nursing Home on ugust 30, 1997 at the age of 96 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Peggy James of Calgary; nd son Bob and wife Gerry of Vancouver; grandchildren, Loree (Ron) Verquin, Lynne Sargent, Leslee (Ken) aldwell, Daren (Judy), Shelley and Colin Adams; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Natalie Verquin, Taryn and risten Sargent, Michael, Clarke, Taylor and Abby Caldwell, Jason and Shona Ness. Bill is predeceased by his ife Ruby, and his son-in-law Bill James in 1976. He was born in Scotland and came to Canada at the age of twenty-one years. Bill worked for Eaton's for over thirty years and was a longtime member of the Earl Grey Golf Club and the Glencoe Club. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. The family would like to thank the staff at the Scottish Extendicare Nursing Home for their gentle, kind and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Scottish Extendicare Nursing Home, 610 - 25 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2S 0L6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES, Garden Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(9/1/97) BIERS _ Mary Biers of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on August 30, 1997 at the age of 73 years. She is survived by her son Doug and his fiancee Norma Beech of Calgary. She is also survived by two brothers, Jacob and John Dedul of Drumheller; a sister Vera Grinevitch of Vernon, B.C.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1976. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Chaplain Carol Barwick of Carewest Glenmore Park officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, c/o Carewest Foundation, 1070 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7Z2. In living memory of Mary Biers, 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.

(9/1/97) BLOOM _ Melvin "Melsie" Bloom, 73 years young, beloved father/mother extraordinaire, passed away peacefully in his home on August 30, 1997. Surrounded by his loving children, Jacalyn, Moe, Lisa and Myron; his longtime loving friend Bonnie Shapiro and her children, Stephen, Jill and Garry; as well as his dogs, Sammy and Frankie. "Uncle Mel" to all of his nieces and nephews; nephew to aunts Sylvia, Lil and Audrey. His friendships were vast and had no boundaries. He was predeceased by his daughter Sherri Ruth, wife Eunice, and sister Renee Schwartz (Winnipeg). Mel was one of a kind and irreplaceable. Born in Winnipeg until he served as navigator in the RCAF, World War II in England. In 1947 Mel resided in Regina traveling throughout the prairies as a charming and successful furcoat salesman. In 1951 he fell in love and married Eunice Bergman and began his new life in Calgary. Mel will always be remembered as the Cloverleaf Cheese King. Many of his other successful business ventures included the "Isle of Capri" and the "Nighthawk" Night Clubs. He was also a brilliant stockbroker and entrepreneur which lead him to an active and fulfilling retirement. Mel was an avid horseman and race enthusiast; who's greatest thrills were "coming down the stretch" and "in the winner's circle". His passion was his garden and people came far and wide for "Mel's Dills". His greatest mission in life was his three kids and to him they meant everything. A beautiful man with a soul and spirit that touched all who knew and met him. Legendary in the way he lived his life, his smile and gentle touch leave footprints in our hearts; so loved and treasured for all thyme. 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. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish nMemorial Chapel, (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.) on Monday, September 1, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717.

(9/1/97) BRASH _ After a long illness, James John Walker Brash (Jim), passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on August 28, 1997. He was born in Perth, Scotland in 1934. He is survived by his loving wife Sheila; his sons, Rick and Stephen of Calgary; and his daughter Lori and his son-in-law Rudi of Concord, California; as well as his grandchildren, Logan and Riley of Calgary, and Ethan of California. He totally adored his three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Iain and his sister-in-law Helen, and their children, Calum and Jill who reside in Perth, Scotland; and other caring relatives. Jim worked with A.G.T. for twenty-five years where he gained the respect of all those he worked with. All who knew and loved Jim will dearly miss him. Thanks to Drs. Atnikov and Love and the nursing staff at Rockyview Unit 73 for their compassion and kindness through this difficult period. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unit 73 Bed Fund at Rockyview Hospital. Memorial Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 1997.

(9/1/97) CLARKE _ Randy died suddenly on August 28, 1997 at the age of 39. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Calf Robe of Calgary; one son Clinton Bull Bear of Shouldice; his parents, Ted and June of Calgary; his sisters, Mary Anne (Olivier) of Calgary, Chris (Richard) of Whitehorse; and his brother Tom (Michelle). Also left to mourn his passing are his grandfather Ed Clarke of Medicine Hat; and various nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He was predeceased by his loving grandmother Mary Clarke, his cousin Dawn and his aunt Greta. He will be sadly missed. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. C. Tom McLaughlin of Wesley United Church officiating. Cremation to follow at Calgary Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpha House Society, 203 - 15 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1G4 or a charity of one's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/1/97) DAUB _ Mary Helen passed away peacefully at the Vulcan Community Health Centre, Friday, August 29, 1997 at the age of 91 years. Helen was born January 5, 1906 in Lakota, North Dakota. Beloved mother of a daughter Leone Jardine of Cranbrook; four grandsons, Ross and Kyle of Calgary, Scott and Paul of Cranbrook; sisters-in-law, Zella Hinds of Airdrie, Laura Gorrell, Dorothy Strang and Margaret Daub, all of Calgary, Alice Daub of Lethbridge, Anna Maisey, Lucy Malmberg, Eileen (Clarence) Green, all of High River; numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Irvine Daub, April 30, 1991, and her parents, Thomas and Katherine. Friends are invited to meet for Prayers at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Champion, September 2, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass also at St. Mary's, Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Dan Stevenot, Celebrant. Interment Champion Catholic Cemetery. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633.

(9/1/97) JOHNSTON _ Scott, loving husband of Linda and exceptional father of Chris and Josh (Misty Nielsen), and a man's (Scott's) best friend, Binzer, passed away peacefully in Trochu, August 27, 1997 at 43 years of age. Also surviving are his parents, Ruby and George Johnston; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Aggi and Ole Kjelstad; and his sisters and brothers, Sharon, Penny, Terry, Jim, Gord, Lance, Barry, Susie and their families. Scott's niece Jennifer and his brother-in-law George predeceased him. Born in Calgary on May 8, 1954, Scotty grew up in Calgary and graduated from James Fowler High School. His love of cars, especially restoring hot rods led him to open Kelowna Kustoms in 1978. Scott came back to Calgary where he first became involved in funeral service prior to he and Linda starting Prairie Winds Funeral Home serving Trochu and area. He will be sorely missed and loved by all and will be remembered for his keen wit and humour. A Private Funeral Service conducted by Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilk was held at Heritage Funeral Home on Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. followed by Interment in Queen's Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the MS Society of Canada, Calgary Chapter, at Stockmans Centre, 238, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 7A6.Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/1/97) LEACH _ Mrs. Serene Elaine Leach of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on August 29, 1997 at the age of 81 years. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. Cremation. In living memory of Serene Leach, 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.

(9/1/97) LY _ Mr. Que Ly of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on August 30, 1997. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 8:00 a.m. In living memory of Que Ly, 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.

(8/31/97) MILLER _ Helen (Eroshinsky) passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on August 28, 1997. Helen was born in Calgary (Forest Lawn) on October 15, 1913 and lived here most of her life. She and her husband Alfred were both involved in the field of catering and commercial cooking. Helen was noted for her love of cooking, entertaining, gardening and socializing. She is predeceased by her husband, her brother Nick Eroshinsky, and her sister Anne Montgomery of Maple Ridge, B.C. Her many nieces and nephews will mourn her passing. Friends of Helen's are invited to attend the Funeral Services which will be conducted at the Chapel of FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment Queen's Park Cemetery. For information call 297-0717.

(9/1/97) MOSHUPI _ Dr. Matthew Coffat Moshupi, beloved husband of Hildegard, passed away at Foothills Hospital, August 28, 1997. Friends are invited to Visitation at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 10:30 a.m., Chaplain Brian Dorscht of the Unitarian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, contributions in Matthew's memory may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, No. 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 2A1, or the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/1/97) RAU _ Mrs. Elfriede Rau passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on August 30, 1997 at the age of 83 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her beloved husband John; son Leroy and his wife Muriel; two grandsons, Neil and Owen. Elfriede is also survived by her brother Alvin Schlender. She was predeceased by her son Alvin, and brother Kurt. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Thursday, September 4, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Crossfield Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES, Garden Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

(8/30/97) SCOTT _ Marjorie Genevieve (nee McCall) passed away peacefully on August 23, 1997 with her loving daughter Karen at her side. Born June 7, 1907 at Calgary, Alberta. Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Scott in 1975. She is also predeceased by her parents, James and Agnes McCall, her brother Capt. Fred McCall R.C.A.F., sister Christine Thompson of Calgary, son-in-law Doug Reidie, daughter-in-law Mollie Scott and Margo Scott. Marjorie is survived by her loving family, daughter Karen Reidie-Thorstad and husband Ross Thorstad; grandsons, Robert S. (Tara) Minnick, Michael Reidie; and stepgrandson Brandon Thorstad; granddaughter Christine (Lance) Coad; granddaughters, Courtenay and Chelsea, and grandson Carter. Also survived by her loving son Jim Scott of Cassidy and grandson Jim (Sandra) Scott Jr. of Crofton, B.C.; great-granddaughter Lalena; and great-great-granddaughters, Rachael and Rebecca. Special thanks to Dr. P. Stel and Dr. M.H. Miles and staff of the Priory for their kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A family gathering is being held aboard the motor vessel Bear County, Sunday, August 31, 1997 where Marjorie will join her loving husband Bob in eternal life. Cremation. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Telephone: 1-250-384-5512.

(8/29/97) SMEAL _ Donald William. Passed away suddenly on August 26, 1997 at the age of 42. Don was born on October 19, 1954 in Drumheller, Alberta. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. He leaves to mourn his daughter Tara from Sunnynook; his parents Albert and Irene Smeal of Michichi; his siblings Agnes (Gene) DeMott, Dick (Roberta) Smeal, Ralph (Sherry) Smeal, Joyce (Max) Burnham, Helen McConathy, Lorna (John) Simpson, and their families, and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and nephews. don will be remembered by everyone for his courage and dedication to the many causes he took up, his great love for his family, friends, hi faithful companions Meisha and Freedom, and the outdoors. In celebration of Don's life, a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. at the Stampede Barn in Drumheller, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Paraplegic Association c/o the Canadian Paraplegic Association at #305, 11010 - 101 Street, Box 16, Hysenter, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4B9.

(9/1/97) de ROALDES _ Mrs. Marjorie Jean de Roaldes of Nanton passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary on August 28, 1997 at the age of 68 years. She is survived by her loving husband Robert de Roaldes, Nanton; her daughters, Sharon (Hedley) Thurston, Berwyn, AB, Judy (Norm) Lewis, Stavely, Shirley (Brian) Monkman, Nanton, Elaine de Roaldes, Calgary, Kathy (Jim) Burton, Nanton; and by her grandchildren, Natasha, Sandy and Colin Thurston, Ross and Wesley Lewis, Nicole and Jason Monkman, Emily and Amanda Burton; and great-granddaughter Jayden Crowe. Marjorie is also survived by her sisters, Doris Duthie, Nanton and Bonnie Paling, Dundas, Ontario. She was predeceased by her grandson Jeff Lewis in 1985. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 at the Nanton Baptist Church, Nanton at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Enfield officiating. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, T2T 5C7. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222.


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