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Calgary Herald Obituaries 05 Sep 1997


Deaths (28 )

(9/5/97) BEAL _ August 3, 1916 to September 3, 1997. Elmer James (Bud), passed away peacefully at age of 81 years at the Rockyview Hospital. Left to celebrate his life is the family he adored, Marion, his loving wife for fifty-six years; his daughter Marilyn J. Beal; his daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Reg Lippitt; and his grandchildren, Stephen and Catherine Lippitt. He is also survived by his brother Jack and family. Bud was a native Calgarian who was a born salesman from an early age, including car sales and commercial real estate. Bud was so proud of his forty-five year membership in AA. He was the longest standing member of AA who joined in Calgary. Through his many illnesses and hospital stays, his ability to bounce back with a zest for life and a sense of humour touched many lives. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. An interpreter for the Deaf will be present. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/5/97) BISHOP _ Mrs. Beulah Grace Bishop of Calgary, passed away at the Glamorgan Care Centre on September 3, 1997, at the age of 96 years. Born October 24, 1901 in Dawson, North Dakota, Beulah came to Canada in 1904 with her parents, who homesteaded near Lockwood, Saskatchewan. She married W.F. Bishop (Bish) in 1923 and lived in various Saskatchewan towns where "Bish" taught school. They moved to Calgary in 1954 and then to the Mountview Lodge in Olds in 1987. Bish predeceased her in 1988. In the last year of her life, Beulah enjoyed a special friendship with Tessa, Justin, Sara and Jackie. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Auxiliary and the Rebecca Lodge for many years. She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Gerry Jacques, and Louise and Norman Warthe; as well as by seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Diabetes Association (Foothills), 200, 700 - 4 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3J4. In living memory of Beulah Bishop, 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.

(9/5/97) BLOOMENTHAL _ Zena Bloomenthal, much loved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in Edmonton on the 3rd day of September 1997. She was born in Russia on September 1, 1912 and immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her sister. She resided in Winnipeg before moving to Calgary. She married Alter Bloomenthal on March 4, 1934. They had a wonderful marriage for fifty-one years, until Alter's death in 1984. In 1991, Zena move to Edmonton. She is survived by her loving children, Faye (Cyril) Kay of Edmonton, and Alfred (Clarice) Bloomenthal of Victoria. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Lewis (Julie) Kay of Toronto, Lisa (Charles) Sherman of Toronto, Harold (Wendi) Bloomenthal of Victoria, Julie (Greg) Joy of Vancouver, and Dena Bloomenthal of Calgary; as well as by four great grandchildren, Andrew and Joshua Bloomenthal, and Chelsea and Jordana Sherman. Zena was predeceased by her granddaughter Risa Bloomenthal in 1976. Zena was a kind and loving person whose gentleness and caring enriched the lives of her family and many friends. She will be sorely missed but gratefully remembered. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, September 5, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). The family would like to thank the staff of second Parker Lynnwood for their concern and loving care during Zena's illness. They are much indebted to Janet and Susan of the Good Samaritan Home Care Agency, who were wonderful, compassionate friends to her. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717.

(9/5/97) BRIGGS _ Olive May passed away peacefully at the Hillcrest Extendicare, on Monday, September 1, 1997 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her husband William Arthur Briggs in 1972. She was born in Gateshead, County Durham, England, where she lived for most of her life. Her later years in England were spent in Wideopen, Northumberland, England. She emigrated to Canada in 1984 to be closer to her son Russell, his wife Pauline and their daughter Evelyn. She is survived by her only remaining sibling Elsie Carling of Newton Abbott, Devon, England. A Memorial Service will be held at the Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church, 4612 Varsity Drive N.W., today at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Olive's memory may be made to Operation Eyesight, No. 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 3T8. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary Crematorium Chapel. Telephone: 299-0111.

(9/5/97) BURSTON _ Kaaren Irene Marie passed away on August 29, 1997 in Cranbrook, B.C., at the age of 55 years, after a one year battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Keith in 1979. Service of Remembrance at the Eckville Legion Hall, Monday, September 8, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.

(9/5/97) CHEN _ Jason Chen, beloved husband of Mrs. Anne Chen of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on August 24, 1997, because of cancer, at the age of 62 years. Jason was born on May 27, 1935 in Indonesia. He enjoyed a career as a geologist in the oil and gas industries in China and later on, as an engineering assistant in Canada. When he was young, Jason was a badminton player and a track athlete. He also practiced tai chi regularly. Jason was good at fixing things in the house, the garage and the garden. He will be remembered for his dedication to his work, to his children, and for his gentle manners. Besides his loving wife Anne, Jason Chen is also survived by his children, Walter and Margaret. He is also survived by six brothers and a sister, all of Indonesia. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, September 8, 1997 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Queen's Park Cemetery on Tuesday, September 9, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. In living memory of Jason Chen, 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.

(9/5/97) CONIAH- COLE _ Orimisa Peter Coniah - Cole, beloved companion of Linda Salayka passed away suddenly while on a family vacation in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, August 27, 1997 at the age of 38 years. He will also be lovingly remembered by his children, Matilda Cole, Tricia, Omolatelae Sean Coniah, Iyamide Mahalia Coniah and Sholade Coniah; his mother Mrs. Matilda Josephine Cole; brother Prince (Ethel) Cole, all of Freetown, Sierra Leone; and two sisters, Irene Healy of Ottawa, and Patricia (Sylvester) Fofie of Calgary. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews; and wife Ayodele Sombo. Peter was born at Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa August 4, 1959, coming to Calgary in 1980. He attained his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Calgary and later his Master's Degree at the University of Manitoba. Recently he was a Project Manager with TELUS Communications. Peter will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Special thanks to TELUS, family, and friends for all of their special care. Funeral Services will be held at Wesley United Church, 1315 - 7 Street S.W., on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Tom McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, a donation in his memory may be made to the Peter Coniah - Cole Memorial Fund (for his children). Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

(9/5/97) DAW _ Thomas Alfred "Tom" passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, September 3, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Beloved husband of Hazel for fifty-one years of Vulcan; father of two daughters, Linda and Rick Rabb of Calgary, Pat and Mark Thompson of Fort McMurray; two sons, Alfred and Dianne of Vulcan, Larry and Anne of Edmonton; ten grandchildren; three brothers, Ed of Nanaimo, B.C., Fred, Francis and Jessie, all of Gleichen; loving sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews who were very special to Tom. Tom was predeceased by his parents and brother William. Tom was born April 13, 1921 on the family homestead near Sunnynook, Alberta. He began working for farmers in the area, rode the rails for a short time then began working for CP Rail at Ogden Shops in Calgary. During this time he toured to Mossleigh with his cousin, where he met Hazel Larson. In 1941 he joined the Army Service Corps at the age of twenty years. He served overseas at Sicily, Italy, Belgium and finally in Holland. In 1946 he returned home and married Hazel on February 21. They farmed at Standard until 1953, then moved to Queenstown to work in a garage with his brother-in-law Jack Bushell. In 1970 they moved to Strathmore until retiring in 1982, and moved to Mossleigh the same year. They came to Vulcan in 1988 where they have continued to reside since. Creating things was Tom's passion. He spent many hours in his shop at the house building things. He was a wizard when it came to solving puzzles. Most often he would draw what he wanted to build, then proceeded to construct his project. His natural ability for solving problems and the special times with his family will be greatly missed. Funeral Service Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Vulcan United Church, with Rev. Don Watt officiating. Interment Vulcan Cemetery. Flowers are appreciated, or if friends so desire, memorial tributes could be made to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6, or the Vulcan Community Health Care Long Term Unit, Box 299, Vulcan, Alberta, T0L 2B0. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633.

(9/5/97) FIDDLER _ August 27, 1997, Frank Fiddler, aged 50 years of Calgary. He is survived by his companion of many years, Charlotte Mairs and her daughters, Shannon and Charlene and their children, Megan, Shawn, Jordan, Morgan and Kalisha; his brothers, John (Linda), Ron (Sandra), Clarence and Ken (Gertrude); and sisters, Marjorie Fiddler and Diane (Jerry) Balmforth. Funeral Service at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.

(9/5/97) GOUGH _ Mrs. Greta M. Gough (nee Palmer) passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 3, 1997 in her 83rd year. She will be fondly remembered by her brother Donald Palmer; and sisters, Alice Jull, Jean Bayes, and Dorothy Shore; and her many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her son David, her brothers, Carl and Lloyd and her sister Catherine. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Graveside Services at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Peter Lougheed Centre, Palliative Care Unit, 3500 - 26 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6P8. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.

(9/5/97) HAYDEN _ Meriel Eileen Hayden, formerly of Longview, left us peacefully at the Rising Sun Lodge, Black Diamond on September 3, 1997. Meriel was born February 7, 1910 at High River, Alberta. She leaves behind her husband of sixty-three years, Homer of Longview; three children, Ann (Dennis) Burrell, Edmonton, Eileen Malmberg, High River and Denis (Winnie) Hayden, Longview; and eleven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Brian (Trish) Burke, Salt Spring Island; sisters, Nancy Cartwright, Victoria and Olive (Harold) Acheson, Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 5, 1997 at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary T2T 5C7, or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222.

(9/5/97) HUNKA _ William (Bill) Hunka of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the age of 74 years. Funeral announcements later by LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/5/97) IAFOLLA _ Ascanio Iafolla, beloved husband of Paolina, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on September 1, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, (610 - 2 Avenue N.E.), today, September 5, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John C.K. Mak officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Ascanio Iafolla, 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.

(9/5/97) KAROUZOS _ Terry Karouzos, passed away suddenly on September 1, 1997 at the age of 31 years. Beloved son of Mrs. Maria Karouzos and the late Louis Karouzos; dear brother of Helen (George) Chioureas and Denise Karouzos; and much loved uncle of Alexander and Baby Louis. Terry is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Terry graduated from Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, B.C. in 1983 where he excelled in athletics and traveled to Europe as a member of the Rowing Crew. After attending the University of Calgary he joined his father in the family business. Terry was a happy, outgoing and generous young man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Tamarac Crescent and Poplar Road S.W.), today at 1:00 p.m. with Very Rev. Dimitrios Rougas officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 3Y6. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422.

(9/5/97) MALLETT _ Evelyn "Grace" Mallett (nee Walters) of Calgary, passed away suddenly at her residence on Tuesday, September 2, 1997. Grace is survived by her beloved family, two brothers, Thomas Walters of Seattle, Washington, USA, and Earl Walters of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Connor of Toronto, ON, and Mrs. K.W. (Aileen) King of Georgetown, ON. She is also survived and will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Grace was predeceased by her husband Ronald William Mallett. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6 and/or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Grace Mallett, 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.

(9/5/97) McANDREWS _ Wilfred Gerard McAndrews passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 2, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Wilfred was born on November 3, 1918 at Retlaw, Alberta, the third child of John Albert McAndrews and Anastasia McAndrews (nee Higgins). Wilfred served as a pilot officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He married Maxine Linda Winkler on January 16, 1943, at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. After the war, Wilfred operated a general store in Manitoba, worked for Safeway for a period of time in Calgary and finally started to work for the CO-OP system at Eckville CO-OP in 1949. Continuing his career with the Co-operative System, he left Eckville in 1966 and moved to Calgary, Red Deer, Winnipeg and Edmonton. He finished his career at the head office in Saskatoon, responsible for the federated regional retail and wholesale operations in Western Canada. Wilfred is survived and will be missed dearly by sisters, Anastasia MacDonald and Dolores Skappak; and brothers, Adrian McAndrews, Brian McAndrews and Cyril McAndrews; his daughter Margaret Anne (Donald) Sheets; his sons, Murray (Beverly) McAndrews, Dr. Gerald (Sandra) McAndrews and Stewart (Conny) McAndrews. Wilfred was predeceased by his wife Maxine Linda, his son Phillip James, his brother John (who died at birth in 1929), and his brother Jerome. Wilfred also leaves to mourn, grandchildren, Kelly Sheets, Glenda Mendive, Jeffrey McAndrews, Lindsey McAndrews, Alyson McAndrews, Sean McAndrews, Jamie McAndrews, Jessica McAndrews and Devon McAndrews; as well as many close friends, relatives, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Mark's Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E.), today, September 5, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E.), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Roul Ranola, Celebrant. If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Wilfred McAndrews, 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.

(9/5/97) PROST _ Allison Deborah Prost, beloved daughter of Deborah and Allan Prost of Calgary, passed away on September 2, 1997, at the age of two and a half years. Allison is remembered and loved by her family, Elizabeth and Andre Prost (grandparents), Luella and Walter Neiser (grandparents), Ken Neiser and Patricia Tyrrell, Gerald and Jeanette Prost, Gerald and Cathy Neiser, Ian Prost, Sue and Berry De Seguin, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the William Watson Lodge Society, Box 30344, Chinook Postal Outlet, 6455 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta T2V 0G6. In living memory of Allison Prost, 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.

(9/4/97) REEDER _ Van E. Reeder. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955 deeply mourns the passing of Brother Van E. Reeder. Bro. Reeder joined Local 955 in 1949 and during that time he served in numerous capacities such as Business Agent, President and International Representative, as well as numerous committees.

(9/5/97) SMITH _ Harvey Raymond Smith, beloved husband of Olive Smith of Calgary, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 76 years. Harvey was born February 22, 1921 in Medicine Hat, AB. He received his education in Medicine Hat, graduating from high school. Harvey enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1939 and was wounded in Italy and discharged thereafter. Harvey married Olive Brustad on July 19, 1947 and made Calgary their home. He was employed as a salesman of industrial equipment and enjoyed the travel and new friends made with his profession. Harvey was a lifetime member of the Elks and the Seaforth Association, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His favorite trip was with Olive to the Orient to visit their daughter Joanne. Harvey also enjoyed many hours of researching his family's history as well as spending numerous hours with a favorite novel. Besides his loving wife Olive, Harvey is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laurie Smith of Sparks, Nevada, USA; a daughter Joanne Ouellet of Calgary; four grandchildren, Kristopher and Spencer Head, and Jessica and Kristen Smith; as well as his sister Doris Rynbend of Calgary. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Sunday, September 7, 1997 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at a later date in the "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Harvey Smith, 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.

(9/5/97) SUTHERLAND _ Mr. Robert (Bob) Duncan Sutherland, most beloved husband of Jean, passed away at the age of 77 years after a lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer. His memory also lives on through his daughter Jeanette; sons, Rob, Gordon and Neil; and daughters-in-law, Lisa, Sherri and Agnes. He also greatly loved and was loved by his wonderful grandchildren, Tyler, James, Megan, Scott and Heather. He is lovingly remembered by Nancy and Rae Scott, as well as Alex and Rhoda Sutherland, all residing in Inverness, Scotland. Bob was born in Inverness, Scotland and at a young age moved with his family to Glasgow. He began work in the locomotive industry and during World War II served in the R.A.F. as an aircraft machinist. After the war he returned to Glasgow but fate intervened in 1948 when he met and ultimately wed the true love of his life, Jean. Jean and Bob settled in Calgary in 1949 where he began work at the C.P.R. Ogden Shop as a locomotive machinist and eventually retired as a supervisor of the Wheel Shop in 1980. Bob had an unbounded passion and talent for soccer, playing both semi-professionally in the U.K. and the Calgary Callies as a Canadian Citizen. Bob never lost his love of Scotland and was never shy in sharing this fact with both friends and passing acquaintances. Whether a small child happily singing a wee tune like "I Belong To Glasgow" or a total stranger humming along with Dad while he whistled "Scotland The Brave", Bob shared the love of his homeland with all. He believed in the common man and that one should treat all as equal. He lived his life with a humble and loving heart with care and compassion for all living things. His Scottish wit never left him and brought a smile or a chuckle to all he met. He will be forever loved by family and friends. Sans peur. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service at a later date in "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Bob Sutherland, 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.

(9/4/97) SZABO _ Jeannette Cecile. Surrounded by her loving family, Jeannette passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 1997 at the age of 70 years. Jeannette leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband John; sons, Leonard, Jerome (Sheila), Christopher (Jane), Jason (Dominique); daughter Michele (Dave) Wahl; brothers, Theodore (Jan) Legault, Gerald Legault, Leonard (Veronica) Legault; sisters, Lilian (Marcel) LeBlanc, Germaine Legault, Laurette (Pierre) Lachapelle; and brother-in-law Alex (Carol) Szabo; five grandchildren, sixteen nieces and nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her sister Blanche, her sister-in-law Helen and her parents, Donat and Ludivine. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held for family and close friends at the family home at 7615 - 149 Street, Edmonton on Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. An Open House will follow from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at the Gravelbourg Cathedral, Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 11 with Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to The Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton. HARMONY FUNERAL SERVICE in care of arrangements, 10071 - 166 Street, Edmonton. Phone: 403-413-8862.

(9/5/97) TANNER _ Verna. Born September 3, 1911, passed peacefully into heaven to join her husband Robert Tanner on September 3, 1997 at Trinity Lodge in Kitchener, Ontario. Verna was the loving mother of two daughters, Cathy Grist (Ken), Kitchener, and Laura Kauffeldt (Wayne) Calgary. She had five grandchildren, Michael and Stephen Onotsky, and Jennifer, Kim and Amy Kauffeldt; as well as two great-grandsons, Joseph Onotsky and Cameron Onotsky. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

(9/5/97) TAUBERT _ Ted, loving husband of Marie and exceptional father of Richard (Bernice), Barry (Cheryl), JoAnn (Bruce) Cole and Sherri (Mark) Skibsted, passed away suddenly in Rosebud, AB, September 1, 1997 at the age of 56. Memorial donations at the families request may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6) and/or North Memorial Amateur Sports Association (N.A.S.A., 1001 Barlow Trail S.E., T2E 6S2). Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 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.

(9/5/97) WALLER _ Brigadier Fred Waller passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on August 28, 1997, at the age of 84 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Douglas of Pickering, Ontario and Ronald of Calgary; and daughter Marilyn McSween of Calgary, along with their families. As well, he will be missed by his many relatives and friends all over the world. He was predeceased by his wife Laura in 1992. Funeral Services will be held at the Glenmore Temple, Salvation Army, (921 - 68 Avenue S.W.), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Captain Larry Martin officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army Glenmore Temple, Over Sixty Club, 921 - 68 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 0N7 or directly to the Shalem Manor Social Club, 3010 - 51 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 6V8. In living memory of Fred Waller, 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.

(9/5/97) WHITNEY _ Mrs. Nancy Lou Whitney (nee Tibbet) passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on September 2, 1997 at the age of 41 years. Nancy was born in Santa Monica, California on December 10, 1955. She moved to Canada in 1974 and resided in Airdrie. She is the loving mother of two sons, Adam of Elko, Nevada and Nikolaus of Airdrie. She is also survived by her parents, Royce and Dorothy Tibbet of California; three sisters and a brother. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Airdrie Funeral Home", (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wallace Fry of Airdrie United Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE. Telephone: 403-948-1100.

(9/5/97) WILSON _ Geraldine (Gerry) Wilson of Calgary and formerly of Saint John, New Brunswick, passed away at the Sarcee Auxiliary Nursing Home on September 2, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Gerry is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Harris Warnock of Bragg Creek, Alta.; two grandsons and their wives, Kent and Corene, and Greg and Laura; two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Zachary; a sister Sybil Pelton of New Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews. The family wish to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of the second floor of the Sarcee Nursing Home for their care and compassion. Private Family Services will be held. Graveside Service will follow at a later date in the Fernhill Cemetery, Saint John, New Brunswick. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary T2G 3G2, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary T2N 4N2 and/or the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Geraldine Wilson, 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.

(9/5/97) WILSON _ Mrs. Vera Louise Wilson (nee Brackney), beloved wife of Mr. Charles Boyd Wilson of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on August 21, 1997, at the age of 85 years. Vera was born in Mirror, Alberta on April 14, 1912. Vera and Boyd were married on December 1, 1946 at the Red Deer United Church, and resided in Calgary until 1972 when they moved to Lynn Valley near Red Deer. Vera was a wonderful gardener, her green thumb was very apparent, as was her love for flowers and birds. Vera was a very positive person and was always cheerful. She will be greatly missed by her husband and her children, and they will cherish the memories of the happy and loving home she created. Besides her loving husband, Vera will be dearly missed by her children, Douglas Boyd Brackney Wilson of Wabamun, AB, Keith Harold Wilson, and Drinda Maureen MacCrimmon Wilson, both of Calgary; as well as four grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lucille McLeod, Florence Kaiser, both of Red Deer, and Bunny Aris of Stettler; and her brother James Brackney of Red Deer. Vera was predeceased by her sister Irma Blocksom, and her brother Harold Brackney. Memorial Services will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, (3901 - 44 Street, Red Deer, Alberta), on Saturday, September 6, 1997, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Burris officiating. In living memory of Vera Wilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044.

(9/4/97) WONG _ Doi Yoi Wong of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Born September 21, 1909 in Kwongtung, Toi Sun, China. Doi Yoi is survived by wife Wai Ching; son John Wong and daughter-in-law Pauline; daughter Lana Yee and son-in-law Robert; as well as grandchildren, Tracy and Stanley Wong, Calvin Yee and wife Phyllis of New York, Jason Yee of Hong Kong, Florence Yee Soo and husband Michael, and great-grandson Jeffrey of Hong Kong; as well as many loving relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOME at 3220 - 4 Street N.W. (297-0888), on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Kong of Chinese Pentecostal Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery.

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Document Date: September 1997 - revised Jan 2003
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