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(9/28/97) BOESCH _ Mr. Merle Lawrence Boesch, beloved husband of Mrs. Isobel Boesch of Calgary, passed away at the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital on September 24, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Merle and Isobel were married in 1941, after which Merle served in the Air Force until 1945. The family farmed in Riceton, Saskatchewan until 1974 when Merle's health forced him to retire. He and Isobel then moved to Calgary in 1987 to be closer to their daughters. Merle was a founding member of the Western Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was a life member of the Kiwanis. Besides his loving wife, Merle is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jaster and Don Craig, and Robin and Ross Waldo, all of Calgary; as well as two granddaughters, Tara and Lloyd Kortbeek, and Tammy Berglund-Jaster. He was predeceased by his father in 1960, and his mother in 1989. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Ed Oman of North Calgary Community Church officiating. 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. In living memory of Merle Boesch, 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.
(9/28/97) BRUCE _ Donna Jean Bruce (nee Adams), passed away on September 24, 1997 at the age of 73. Jean is survived by her son Charles, daughter-in-law Agnes, granddaughters, Annissa (Patrick) and Keely and grandson Dugan. She also leaves behind her great-grandson James Charles. She was predeceased by son Douglas in August of this year. There will be no service at the request of the family. Arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 403-216-1386.
(9/28/97) BUTALA _ Mrs. Greta Martha Butala, beloved wife of Mr. Dan Butala of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Foothills Hospital on September 26, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Besides her loving husband, Greta is survived also by her children, Barry Butala of Calgary, Brenda Balzer and Danny of Boone, Colorado, Janice Palsen and Jim of Jasper, and John Butala of Calgary; as well as three grandchildren, Jesse Way, Lucas Way, and Bruce Balzer. She was predeceased by her sister Annie DeCecco. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, September 28, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4 Street S.W.), on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John L. Maes, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "Good Shepherd Cemetery" at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Greta Butala, 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.
(9/27/97) CONNER _ Sonia Sofia Conner passed away at the Canmore General Hospital on Thursday, September 25, 1997 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her husband Maurice; children, Maureen (Dennis) Fox, Patricia (Don) Zboya, Kenneth Conner, Lorraine (Bob) Langille, Mark Conner; as well as ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 810 - 7 Street, Canmore, AB at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jacques Joly, Celebrant. Donations in Sonia's memory may be made directly to The Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2G 1A2 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 St. S.E., T2G 0G8. Funeral arrangements in care of CANMORE FUNERAL SERVICES, 1508 Railway Avenue, Canmore, AB. Telephone: 403-678-9509.
(9/28/97) GRAHAM _ Dorothy, passed away peacefully at her home on September 26, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Dorothy was born in Leduc, AB. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children, Albert (Irene) Graham of Calgary, Henry Graham of Calgary, Wilma (Doug) Betts of Toronto, Ont., Gloria Sullivan of Calgary, Grace (Guy) Sanderson of Calgary, and Harold (Norma) Graham of Calgary. Dorothy had twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Bill on May 13, 1997 and her son Jim on April 13, 1983. Dorothy moved to Calgary in 1941. Dorothy was a very devoted mother always making sure her family was well cared for. All needs were met if possible by her. Her children will always remember how she put her family first before herself. She devoted her whole life to her family. Dorothy worked very hard in bringing up her family. She worked side by side with her husband. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
(9/28/97) KENNEY _ Shirley Joan (April 5, 1929 - September 25, 1997) passed away peacefully in her home. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald Oliver Kenney and her parents, Olive and Harry Dodd. Shirley is survived by her sister Olive McCuaid of Burnaby, B.C.; her daughter Joan (Ron) McKenzie of Calgary, AB; her son James (Paula) Kenney of Kingston, ON; her granddaughter Deardra of Calgary; and her grandson David of Victoria, B.C. Her loving and generous spirit will be sadly missed by her many lifelong friends including Dorothy and Chris; her extended family of staff, volunteers and residents of Carewest Sarcee, O.E.S. Acacia Chapter, and of course, the Home Shopping Channel. A Memorial Service will be held at Carewest Sarcee Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 1997. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Calgary. Until we meet again....
(9/28/97) KOLOMYJEC _ Mary. On Friday, September 26, 1997, Mrs. Mary Kolomyjec, of Edmonton, Alberta passed away at the age of 95 years. Mary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her beloved son Stanley and wife Olga of St. Albert; daughter-in-law Elaine Kolomyjec of Duncan, B.C.; grandchildren, Janice (Erne) Pyle, Christine (Craig) Wiggins, Suzanne (Mark) Scheffer, Kim (Sherri) Kolomyjec and Wanda (Todd) McFarlane; as well as ten great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband Paul in November 1974, her son Morley in January 1997 and by two brothers. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 30, 1997, 2:00 p.m. at the ST. ALBERT FUNERAL HOME with Reverend Doug Carr officiating. Interment will follow Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at Mountain View Cemetery, 17 Avenue at Garden Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta. In lieu of other tributes, friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the McQueen Lodge, 10910 - 142 Street, Edmonton, T5N 2P8 ST. ALBERT FUNERAL HOME, Connelly-McKinley Ltd., Highway No. 2 and St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert. Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-458-2222.
(9/28/97) LUCIANI _ Amalia (Mary), passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on September 26, 1997, at the age of 83 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother Victor (Marguerite) Bussi; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1982. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish for sixty-five years and will be sadly missed by those whose lives she touched. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral, 219 - 18 Avenue S.W., on Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 10:00 a.m., with the Reverend Larry Bagnall, Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. FOSTERS FUNERAL HOMES "Jacques Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
(9/28/97) MEIKLE-HARRIS _ "If I could choose but one philosophy to be my guiding light. This I would engrave in golden letters and never let it out of sight. Give To Every Person You Meet More Than You Take From Them." Meikle-Harris C.M., Christine Campbell, at the age of 88 years, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Friday evening, September 26, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony E. Harris in 1987, her first husband William McMunn Meikle in 1979, her son Malcolm James Meikle in March of 1997, and her three brothers, Malcolm, James and Tom many years ago. Christine is survived by her children, Robert David Meikle (Barbara) of Calgary, Peggie Shaw (Bob) of Ladysmith, B.C., Christine Herman (Cliff) of Calgary, Lenore Gilfillan (Richard) of Calgary, William Lyle Meikle (Cheryl) of Salmon Arm, B.C., Audrey O'Neil of Calgary, Roderick Meikle of Calgary; her daughter-in-law Gerry Meikle of Water Valley; two sisters, Rena Gilmour-Westlund (Emile) of Calgary and Jessie McNichol (Alec) of Scotland; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. Christine was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1908. She immigrated to Canada in 1927 continuing her nurses training in Montreal and moving to Calgary in 1928. She met and married Bill Meikle in Calgary, they were married on September 2, 1929. When Christine's youngest, a set of twins were born in 1946 it was soon discovered that Roddy had Down's Syndrome. From that point on Christine dedicated her life to the advancement of the mentally handicapped and subsequently the Calgary Association for Retarded Children was formed and is known today as the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre. Dr. Meikle-Harris received numerous recognitions for her outstanding work. Among those were the Calgary's Citizen of the Year in 1960; a Centennial Medal during 1968; and Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Calgary on November 6, 1971; the Order of Canada in December of 1973; the Alberta Achievement Award for outstanding service in Special Education presented in November of 1980 by the Premier, The Right Honorable Peter Lougheed; a Centennial Award in 1987 and just recently was recognized by the Calgary Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the care our Mother received at the Scottish Extendicare Nursing Home these past few years and the staff on Unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital this past week. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, September 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2021 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Flowers of Hope, 4631 Richardson Way S.W., Calgary, T3E 7B7. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
(9/28/97) MacFARLANE _ Esther Miriam MacFarlane of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on September 26, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Esther will be lovingly remembered by two sons, Ted (Sylvia) Walker of Regina, Frank Walker of Bethany Care Centre, Calgary and daughter Bev (Pat) Whitney of Calgary. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ken (Grace) Hegler of Vancouver, and George Hegler of Victoria; several nieces and nephews. Esther was predeceased by her first husband Lynwood Walker in 1955 and by her second husband Charles MacFarlane in 1966, sister Berniece Hollinshead in 1986. She has lived in Calgary since 1955, most recently at the Bethany Care Centre (about eighteen years). A Memorial Service and celebration of her life will be held at the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W. on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Warren Litt officiating. Cremation. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. At FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Esther. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
(9/28/97) McCARTY _ A Golden Heart Stopped Beating Two Working Hands At Rest May 13, 1896 - September 24, 1997 Barbara, at the age of 101, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Centre where she had been a resident for the past five and a half years. Born in Calumet, Michigan, Barbara arrived at Rosalind, Alberta in 1902 with her father George McTavish and her five siblings. She married James Blanchard McCarty in 1917 and they farmed at Kelsey, Alberta for many years, moving to Calgary in 1946. Barbara was a very special, loving, caring person who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met. Her gentleness and great sense of humor will be dearly remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Helen Atkinson of Edmonton and Blanche (Lindsay) Cuthbertson of Calgary; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband Blanchard forty years ago, daughter Velma LaBarge Carter, son James, son-in-law Ralph Atkinson, granddaughter Bonnie Atkinson and granddaughter-in-law Becky Cuthbertson. The family would like to thank all of the staff, especially the nurses, at Beverly Centre for the gentle loving care given to Barbara. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, October 1, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Beverly Centre Garden Fund (1729 - 90 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4S1) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
(9/28/97) ONESPOT _ Frank (Ji-Ji Mu'za, Berry Child) Onespot, of Tsuu T'ina Nation passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on September 26, 1997 at the age of 97 years. Frank worked here in Calgary at the stock yards for many years as well as at the logging camp at Tsuu T'ina Nation. As a carpenter, Frank constructed homes for many people both on and off the Reserve. Frank loved his music, this was shown through his ability to play the violin, steel guitar and harmonica. Frank and his wife Mary travelled extensively throughout Europe in the 1960's as traditional native dancers and goodwill ambassadors. His native heritage was always a very important part of his life, this was evident by his involvement in the Calgary Stampede, and as a cultural teacher at Plains Indian Survival School. He was a key leader in many groups and societies such as being Chief of the Prairie Chicken Society, Cowboy Society, Whip Society and the keeper of Tsuu T'ina Nation's Holy Ceremonial Bundle. Frank was one of the founders of the Tsuu T'ina Indian Days and Pow Wows. He was an avid hunter, fisher and trapper. Because of Frank's age and as the eldest member of Tsuu T'ina, his presence will always be felt by the knowledge he passed on to every one and he will be known as the Grandfather to his people. Frank is survived by his loving family, three sons, Reggie and Patsy Onespot, Arthur and Lottie Onespot, Fred and Eliza Eagle Tail; four daughters, Evelyn and Tom Big Plume, Agnes Thomas, Mae and Gib McDonald, and Lottie Devine; two adopted sons, Frank Renteria and Pat Derranger; and three generations of grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lucy and Dick Big Plume, Mrs. Victoria McHugh of Gleichen, Alberta and Mrs. Joyce Runge of Priddis, Alberta; two sisters-in-law, Rosie Runner and Monica Whitney; and his special nephew, Chief Roy Whitney as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Frank was predeceased by his wife Mary in August 1992, parents, John and Susan Onespot, two daughters, Olive Golar and Marjorie Onespot, three brothers, Roy, Bill and Lawrence Whitney, one sister Maggie Onespot, sister-in-law Mae Whitney, three brothers-in-law, George Runner, Clarence McHugh and Roy Runge. Special thanks to his daughter Lottie for all the care she provided to him. Wake Services will be held at the residence of Frank Onespot, Tsuu T'ina Nation, on Monday, September 29, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. for relatives and friends. Traditional Funeral Services will be held at the residence of Frank Onespot, Tsuu T'ina Nation, on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with elders, Fred Eagle Tail and Arthur Onespot officiating. Graveside Service to follow at the Tsuu T'ina Nation Cemetery. In living memory of Frank Onespot, 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.
(9/28/97) SIMPER _ Dr. Bertram E. (Bert), passed away peacefully at Agape Manor Hospice on Friday, September 26, 1997. Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday September 30 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 15 Avenue and 9 Street S.W., Reverend Victor Kim officiating. No flowers or memorial gifts by request.
(9/28/97) TEBB _ Albert Clifford Tebb of Airdrie passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on September 23, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Cliff was born at Gerald, Saskatchewan and came to Airdrie with his parents at nine months old. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife Olive; one son Wayne and wife Sandra; three grandsons, Greg, Brian and Barry; one granddaughter Shannon; numerous nieces and nephews; one brother Harry and wife Gloria from Nanaimo; two sisters, Marianne Hawkey and Lillian Schofield both from Airdrie. Predeceased by his daughter Marilyn in 1966 and one son Donald in 1997. He was active in the community winning the Provincial Grain Judging in 1938 - Hamilton, Ontario. Managing the Rodeo and being Parade Marshall for many years. He was a member of Crossfield Lodge AF & AM, Airdrie Lions Club, life member of Crossfield Elks; also life member of Airdrie Curling Club and an ardent curler. Cliff was in the trucking business for thirty years as well as being a successful farmer. He had a good eye for livestock and bought and sold many a good horse. Cliff was very proud of his grandsons being involved in Rodeo and helping on the farm. Cliff loved a good joke and one reminded him of another. Cliff retired in 1981 with his wife Olive and has lived in Croxford Estates until his death. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Monday, September 29, 1997 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel" on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Stephen Wilk officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to donor's choice. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
(9/28/97) WALLACE _ Edith Nellie went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at the age of 84 years, beloved wife of the late Stuart Wallace. Relatives and friends may pay their respects at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, September 28, 1997 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services for Nellie will be held at First Alliance Church (1201 Glenmore Trail S.W.), on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ray Matheson officiating. Graveside Services will follow at Burnsland Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 403-228-4422.
(9/28/97) WEINLEIN _ Patricia Mary Weinlein, beloved wife of Roland Weinlein of Calgary, passed away at her home September 26, 1997 at the age of 56 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
(9/28/97) WISHART _ Jane Alexander Wishart passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 25, 1997 at the age of 102 years. Our Queen has joined God's angels, her husband William, daughters, Muriel and Jean, grandson Angus, and a son-in-law Ted. Great Granny leaves her daughter Sheila Gardner and son Crawford (Isabel) Wishart; as well as ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. In keeping with Janey's request, everyone is invited to wear bright coloured clothing to a Celebration of Life Service which will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Ms. Marilyn Evans of Okotoks United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation in Janey's memory may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

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Document Date: September 1997 - revised Jan 2003
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