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February 13

ARMSTRONG _ Mrs. Ruby Francis (nee Scott), passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on February 10, 1998 at the age of 78 years, in the presence of her family. She was born in Killarney, MB on November 11, 1919, and was predeceased by her husband Leslie Stewart Armstrong in 1996. She will be lovingly remembered by her six daughters and two sons, Bonnie Armstrong of Victoria, BC, Marjorie (John) Simpson, June (Bob) Morgan, Betty (Tom) Pateman, Myrna (Sid) Dalgarno, Sandra (Don) Zawasky, Reg (Karen) Armstrong, Greg (Cathy) Armstrong; and by twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Edna (Glen) Mossing, Laverne Dryden, Georgina (Bill) Gullett. Funeral Services will be held at JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Rankin of St. Edmund King and Martyr Anglican Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.


BAYFORD _ Mr. Harold Allan Bayford, beloved husband of Mrs. Jane Bayford (nee Bullied) of Irricana, Alberta, left us suddenly and tragically on February 11, 1998 at the age of 44 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE. Phone: 403-948-1100.


BEINGESSNER _ Mrs. Mary Hazel Beingessner (nee McAndrews) of Calgary, passed away peacefully, in the company of family, at the Rockyview Hospital on February 10, 1998 at the age of 100 years. Mary was born on December 6, 1897 in Bay City, Michigan, but was raised in Spokane and Chewalah, Washington. In 1918 she immigrated to Canada and married Frank X. Beingessner. Homesteading near Champion, Alberta, they farmed for many years, and lovingly raised a family of six children. The family subsequently moved to Brant, High River, and in 1956, to Calgary. Mary's long and fruitful life was devoted entirely to her family, her church, and her countless friends. In December of 1997, hundreds of those that her life had touched gathered in Calgary to recognize her centennial birthday and to celebrate her life. Blessed with an unfaltering memory and an unequalled gift for storytelling, "Gramma" reminisced for hours, pausing only to share a loving hug, and a personal, forever-to-be-cherished moment, with each and every great or great-great-grandchild in attendance. Always humble in her own good fortune, Mary believed that all good things in her life were blessings from God. She will be lovingly remembered for her warmth, her smile, and her indomitable spirit. Mary was predeceased by her husband Frank, her sisters, Helen and Margaret, her brother Harold, and three sons, Elmer, Harold and Jim. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Florence Pickering and Dot (John) Wesch; her son Robert (Arlene) Beingessner; two daughters-in-law, Marg Beingessner and Elaine Beingessner; twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome to join in Prayers at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W., Calgary) at 7:00 p.m. today, February 13, 1998. Funeral Mass will also be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Edmund Vargas, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Highwood Cemetery, High River, AB. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rockyview Hospital, Unit 73, Bed Fund, c/o Calgary Health Trust, 5A - 118 Holy Cross Ambulatory Care Centre, Rockyview Hospital, 7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, T2V 1P9. In living memory of Mary Beingessner, 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.


BERARDI _ Maureen Susan Berardi, beloved wife of Dino Berardi of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 34 years. Besides her loving husband, Maureen is survived by her parents, Lucien Wiliart and Denise Vanderdonckt; a brother and sister-in-law, Luc and Donna Vanderdonckt, all of Winnipeg; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Francine Allen of Winnipeg, and Ann and Carmello Scarfo of Toronto. Funeral Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2900 - 14 Avenue N.E., on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Wayne McKee officiating. In living memory of Maureen Berardi, 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.


BORBRIDGE _ Mrs. Margaret M. Borbridge of Crossfield, passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Care Centre on February 11, 1998 at the age of 90 years. Margaret was born in Blairmore, Alberta on January 12, 1908. She was the beloved mother of Eleanor (Ed) Milliken, Don (Jane) Borbridge, Norma Lazaruk; the grandmother of nine grandchildren, Bryan Milliken, Kendra Baddeley, Kolese Milliken, Lorie Haydu (Kim), Grant Borbridge (Tanis), Lynette Kent (Charles), Darren Lazaruk (Charlene), Traci Gies (Glen), Launa Doucette (Rene); and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Kay, Sannie and Edith; and by two brothers, Leslie and Harry. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ken on June 23, 1992. A Celebration of Margaret's life will be held at the Crossfield United Church, Crossfield, Alberta, on Friday, February 13, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Gordon Churchill officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Crossfield United Church Building Fund, Crossfield, Alberta T0M 0S0. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.


BROWN _ William E. (Bill) Brown, beloved husband of Margaret and loving father of Maureen and Jacqueline of Calgary, passed away February 9, 1998 at the age of 67 years following a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, the late John and Carrie Brown of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Bill was born in Medicine Hat where he entered the funeral profession in 1952. He moved to Calgary and was employed at Jacques Funeral Home prior to joining the staff of Leyden's Funeral Home where he remained until his passing. He was an extremely patient and kind man to his family, friends and those he dealt with in his chosen profession. His family wish to extend their deepest and warmest thanks to those in Palliative Care who helped them in their time of crisis. A special thank you to "Doctor" Mary who was our "Special Angel" and was with Bill and his family to the end. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow at Leyden's "Bow Valley" Crematorium. If desired, memorial tributes may be made in Bill's name to the Canadian Cancer Society (Leukemia Research), Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. As a tribute to Bill, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society (Leukemia Research). Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 403-228-4422.


ELFNER _ Major Donald G. Elfner, CD., retired RCCS-RCE., P.ENG., passed away at the Rockyview Hospital after a lengthy illness on February 11, 1998 at the age of 78 years. Don served six years in the RCCS during the Second World War and then attended U of A, graduating in Mining Engineering class of 1950, after which he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and enjoyed a variety of interesting postings such as being seconded to the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority and supervising works on the St. Lambert lock in 1955 and 1956. From 1959 to 1960 he served with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in the Gaza Strip. As well, he instructed in Military Engineering at RCSME, Chilliwack. Following retirement from the forces, Don worked with ICBC for seven happy years. Don will be remembered by his sense of humor, his love for the great outdoors and for his compassion for those less fortunate than himself. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce; a daughter Adrienne Hazen of Bathurst; a son Donald and his wife Billie of Calgary; as well as his beloved grandchildren, Cameron Dickinson of Halifax, Christopher Hazen of Bathurst and Adam and Beverly Elfner of Calgary. Don is also survived by his brother Lloyd of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Flight Officer Paul Elfner. Special thanks to Dr. Gordon Melling and the wonderful nursing staff in Unit 47 and Unit 58 of the Rockyview Hospital. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6 or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2N8. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Vincent of St. Giles Presbyterian Church officiating. In living memory of Donald Elfner, 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.


ELLIS _ Hughena Ellis, beloved wife of Mr. Ken Ellis of Calgary, passed away on February 12, 1998 at the age of 78 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.


FORSYTHE _ Ida Forsythe (nee Dill) passed away suddenly at the Sarcee Nursing Home, February 10, 1998 at the age of 79. Ida was predeceased by her brothers, Albert, Edmund, and Herbert. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband Harold "the love of my life"; daughters, Ruth (Gary) Ring and Jeanne (Tim) White, Lee (Lillian) Forsythe and Sylviane (Paul) Penner; the "most wonderful grandchildren in the world", Deanna, Krista, Leslie, Mathew, Alice and Wendy, Wayne, Shelley, Robert, Peter, Beth and Richard; sisters, Klara (Ralph) Egerdeen of Kitchener, Freda (George) Fordyce of Vancouver, and Alma Powers of Regina; as well as many loving nieces and nephews, and extended family. The family wish to thank the staff at the Sarcee, particularly the angels in the Red Cluster, for their loving care of Ida. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 13, 2:30 p.m. at Foothills Lutheran Church, 3104 - 34 Avenue N.W. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Fund.


GABLEHOUSE _ Ruben Samuel Gablehouse, beloved husband of Mrs. Olive Gablehouse of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, February 8, 1998 at the age of 79 years. He was born in Calgary on October 8, 1918. From birth until he joined the Navy, Ruben lived in Calgary and various small towns around Calgary. Ruben was a Stoker in the Navy from 1941 to 1945 and was discharged as a Chief Petty Officer. After the war, he resumed employment as a Steam Engineer, working in several plants around Calgary until his retirement from the University of Calgary in 1984. Ruben was artistic, which was demonstrated by the home he built and many of its contents. Ruben is survived by his best friend and loving wife Olive. He is also survived by a son Brian; a daughter Judy; two grandchildren, Naomi (Cary) and Jeremy; and a great-granddaughter Kylee. Ruben is also survived by three sisters, Edna, Helen (Don), Betty; two brothers, Robert (Rose) and Don (Muriel); a sister-in-law Eileen; and brothers-in-law, Harold and Simeon; plus nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, February 13, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Grateful thanks go to the Foothills Hospital staff and to the Foothills Auxiliary Hospital and the doctors for their wonderful kindness and care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9 or the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Ruben Gablehouse, 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.


GIERS _ Mr. Stanley (Stan) Giers, beloved husband of Mrs. Toby Giers of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, February 8, 1998 at the age of 80 years. Stan was born October 4, 1917 in Poland and served in the Polish Army during the second world war, and was a P.O.W. for four years during that time. He joined the American Occupation Forces in Europe after the war and served as Corporal. He came to Canada in August, 1951 and married Toby in May, 1957 in Vancouver. In Canada he worked in the construction industry and with Richmond Plywood for twenty-six years until his retirement in 1983. In Vancouver, Stan was a member of St. Casimir's Catholic Parish for many years until 1992 when he and Toby moved to Calgary. Besides his loving wife Toby, Stan is also survived by his son David and daughter-in-law Margaret of Calgary; and his nieces and nephews in Poland. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.), today, February 12, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.), on Friday, February 13, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dominic Pham Van Bao, O.P. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Stan Giers, 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.


GRIME _ Mrs. Ruby Millicent Grime of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 86 years. She will be lovingly remembered by one daughter Ruth (Alex) Recsky of Kelowna, BC; four grandchildren, and many other family members and friends. She was predeceased by one son Don in 1966. Ruby worked as a Matron for the Metro Calgary Foundation for several years. At Ruby's request, no Funeral Service will be held. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.


HANCOCK _ Charles "Chuck" Hancock passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on February 11, 1998 at the age of 77 years. Chuck was predeceased by his loving wife Vi on January 26, 1998. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Pat Hancock, Dennis (Pam) Hancock of Calgary; daughter Joanne Wilbur (Cory) of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Kim Wilbur of Murray, Kentucky, Jason Hancock and Carly-Jo Hancock of Calgary. At Chuck's request, no Service will be held. Arrangements in care of FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. Phone: 297-0888.


HARPER _ Hailey Jade Harper, beloved daughter of Jeramy and Lindsay Harper of Calgary, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, February 10, 1998. "Although she was only with us for nine days, her powerful impact on all our lives has forever changed the paths we travel." Mommy and Daddy will miss their precious little "Sleeping Beauty." Hailey is dearly loved and held deep within the hearts of so many. She will be remembered by her grandparents, Phil and Joan Williams, Bill and Sharlene Harper, and Linda Dowhan and Gary; two aunts, Jaye Williams, and Jolene Hrdlicka and her husband Rob and their daughters, Tiana and Taylor; three uncles, Jason Harper and fiancee Tobey, Jon Harper and his wife Gaylene, and Sean Harper; and her godfather Corey Davis; as well as numerous cousins, relatives and special friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, February 13, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jan Craig of Parkdale United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Foundation for the Study of S.I.D.S., Box 5881, Station "A", Calgary, Alberta T2H 1Y4. In living memory of Hailey Harper, 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.


HARTWELL _ Cristull Hartwell (nee Herter) of Airdrie, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 57 years. Cristull was born June 28, 1940 and attended Elementary School in Kipling, Saskatchewan, finishing her schooling in Regina. She was very involved in her church and work for those in need of heart and lung transplants. Cristull's positive attitude for life will be missed by her family and many friends. Mother will always be remembered and loved for her unyielding joy, zest for life, and ability to find beauty and good in the face of adversity. For Cristull, no matter how dark the clouds above, there was always a silver lining. Your guiding hand and exemplary lifestyle will be cherished and honored until again we meet. Cristull is survived by her son Lance; as well as her mother Mary Herter of Calgary; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Terrie Herter of Sidney, B.C., and Delbert Herbert and Marilyn Dunbar of Mississauga, Ontario; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol Herter and Stephen Harrison of Vancouver, B.C. She is also survived by three nieces, Tara (Rick) Ballantyne, Shelley Herter and Heather Herter; and a nephew Richard Herter. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Airdrie Funeral Home" (300 Towerlane Drive), today, February 13, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Fellowship Bible Chapel (corner of 16 Street S.W. and Big Springs Road, Airdrie, AB) on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Don Forrest officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Lung Transplant After Care Program, c/o Rev. Don Forrest, Box 3635, Airdrie, Alberta T0M 0B0. In living memory of Cristull Hartwell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-948-1100.


HAUGAARD _ Nekoline Holst "Nicki" passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Extended Care Unit, Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC, on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 97 years. Nicki was born at Denmark on October 9, 1910. She had been a long-time resident of Taber, AB before moving to Sicamous, BC in July of 1993. Nicki will be remembered as a beloved mother, wife, grandmother and friend and for her unique sense of humour and quick wit. Nicki was predeceased by her husband John in October of 1993. She is survived by her son Paul (Cathy) Haugaard of Sicamous; six grandchildren, Randy (Terri), Doug (Laurie), Carson, Veronica (Theoren), Andrea (Sean), and Shawn; four great-grandchildren, Kevin, Ashlea, Wyatt and Beaux. Cremation, with a private family Service for the Interment of cremated remains to take place at a later date in Nicki's husband's plot in the Solsqua Cemetery, Sicamous. If friends so desire, contributions in memory of Nicki may be made to the CNIB. Arrangements are in the care of BOWERS FUNERAL HOME and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.


HOCHMAN _ Isaac Jacob Hochman, for forty-eight years his wife Sylvia's beloved husband and best friend, brother to Besse, father of Janis, Laurette, Sherry, Grant and Daryl, and special Zaida to Stephany and Heather Mandin and Geoffrey Tabachnick, passed away peacefully at the Glenmore Auxiliary Hospital on February 10, 1998 at the age of 78 years. He was a man of great strength and honor, yet a wise and gentle soul. The vigor of his spirit outshone his Alzheimer's disease. His warmth and loving nature will be missed by all those who loved him and he will have a permanent place in their hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717. The family will be holding a private Shiva.


KLEPPEN _ John Kleppen, beloved husband of Mrs. Violet Kleppen of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed on February 9, 1998 at the age of 77 years. John is survived by his three brothers, Norman (Rose) Kleppen of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Arnold Kleppen of Littleton, Colorado, USA, and Arvin of Missoula, USA; his two sisters, Katherine Radcliff of Minot, N.D. and Mavis (Gordon) Gullickson of Bismark; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Leonard. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Ward of Central United Church officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6). 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.


MAGNUSSEN _ Gordon L. Magnussen, beloved husband of Mrs. Gwen Magnussen of Calgary, passed away at home on February 8, 1998, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 72 years. Gordon was born on December 27, 1925 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He enjoyed a long career in Real Estate and building development with Genstar Properties Ltd., retiring as president in 1985. Gordon was past president of The Canadian Home Manufacturers Association. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing throughout his lifetime. Besides his loving wife, Gordon is also survived by his children and grandchildren, Sharron and Larry Harriman (Cory) of Riondel, B.C., Randy and Leigh (Paige and Joshua) of Calgary, Debbie and Dale McCullough (Jenna) of Sidney, B.C., Jay and Vicki (Kai, Savannah, Jacey) of Okotoks, and Ryan and Charlene (Darcy and Kari) of Calgary. He is also survived by a sister Erma and Harold Plunkett of Calgary. Gordon was predeceased by both parents. A private family Service was held February 12, 1998. 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 Gordon Magnussen, 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.


MATTHEWS _ Mervin Wayne Matthews of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 1998 with loved ones at his side. Born at Eyebrow, Saskatchewan on June 12, 1945, he moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with his parents in 1949. Mervin is survived by his daughter Shannon (Dale) Huhtala of Devon, Alberta; his mother Verna of Moose Jaw; three brothers, Gary of Moose Jaw, Mel of Regina, Saskatchewan and Lee of Victoria, B.C.; two stepsons, Rick of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Rob of Vancouver, B.C.; three grandchildren, Logan, Morgan and Janelle Huhtala of Devon. He is also survived by several nephews and many friends in Calgary. He was predeceased by his daughter Wanda in 1967 and his father Wayne in 1976. Mervin worked as a warehouse traffic manager for Index Gifts Imports Ltd. for the last twelve years. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. As a tribute to Mervin, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Phone: 403-228-4422.


McCOY _ Edward George of Carstairs passed away in a tragic motor vehicle accident near Lac La Biche on February 7, 1998. He was born on April 9, 1939, attended schools in Carstairs, and maintained a continuous residence there while working at many locations throughout Alberta. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 1. He was predeceased by his parents, Art (1981) and Nel (1982) McCoy. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his sister Marie (Ross) Purvis; his niece Allison; nephew Blair (Janice); great-nephew James; numerous cousins, and many friends. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service at the Carstairs United Church, Monday, February 16, 1998 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Malcolm Profitt officiating. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, (No. 200, 2424 - 4 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2T4).


McDOUGALL _ Edna McDougall passed away at the Bowcrest Nursing Home on February 10, 1998. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Allan McDougall (Ann) of Calgary; her grandchildren, Dr. Laura McDougall (Jerome) of Trinidad, Dr. Hugh McDougall (Jeri) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kent McDougall (Therese) of Calgary, Lynn Stevenson (Cal) of Grande Prairie, Dr. Ken Cody (Cheryl) of Calgary and Rand Cody (Sandra) of Calgary. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Carly, Natalie, Riley, Tannis, Kimberly, Heather, Chelsea, Sara and Greg; and a son-in-law Dr. Don Cody. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh and son Kenneth of Berwyn. Edna was born June 29, 1901 in Perth, Ontario. Her family farmed for a short period in Saskatchewan before moving to Berwyn, AB where Edna married Hugh McDougall and raised her family. Mrs. McDougall was active in community affairs, playing in the local orchestra and was an avid basketball player and curler. At Mrs. McDougall's (Edna's) request, following Cremation, a Private Family Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.


McKAY _ Jessie Walker McKay, passed away at the Brentwood Care Centre, in Calgary, on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Mrs. McKay is survived by her three sons, Walter (Lois), George (Karen) and William (Donna); and by a daughter Linda Shepheard (Wayne), all of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband of forty-five years, William Alexander McKay in 1976, and by a daughter Betty May Relf, who passed on at the age of fifty-seven, in 1991. Also among her surviving family are fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Jessie came to Calgary from her native Glasgow, Scotland in 1930. Here she met and married her life-long companion, William Alexander McKay, who had emigrated from the Inverness area of the Scottish highlands in 1927. They married in 1931, and settled permanently in Calgary, where they worked and raised their family. Their long life together was interrupted for only a brief period during the Second World War when Bill was stationed in Britain. For the last eighteen months, Mrs. McKay had been a resident of the Brentwood Care Centre. The family would like to acknowledge the devoted and consummate care provided by all of the staff at the Nursing Home facility and to express their appreciation for the thoughtfulness and friendship given to their mother. A Memorial Service will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.


McNALLY _ J. Raymond of Calgary, Alberta died comfortably surrounded by his loving family at the Rockyview Hospital on February 11, 1998 at the age of 72 years. Born on May 17, 1925 at Claresholm, Alberta, he grew up in High River and moved to Calgary after World War II. He was married in 1951 and was the father of five children. He joined the Calgary Federal Post Office in 1957 and retired after thirty-three years of service. At the Kingsland Community Association, he worked on the Executive, coached baseball and hockey, raised funds and ran the community bingo for twenty-five years. He was recently active with the Blind Bowlers Association and Stanley Park Lawn Bowlers. In 1989, the Federal Post Office presented Ray with the Silver Excellence Award for his community service. He was an Associate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 285 Branch. He will be vividly remembered by all for his endless energy and humour. Ray is survived by his close friend Phyllis McNally and his children, Sheila, Scott, Janice, David and Phyllis. Other family members surviving him are Susan Zemaitaitis, Linda Beltrano, Rick Hogg and Steve Keegan; along with seven grandchildren, Eric McNally, Theresa McNally, Jessica McNally, Richard McNally, Cheyenne McNally, Cameron Keegan and Marina Keegan. He was predeceased by his parents Stuart, and Mary McNally and his siblings, Leonard McNally, Alvin McNally and Elaine Seddon. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Clint Mooney of St. Matthew's United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rockyview Hospital (7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9) or the charity of their choice. As a tribute to Raymond, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Rockyview Hospital. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.


NICHOLL _ William Donald. Mr. Don Nicholl passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, February 11, 1998 in his 80th year. He is survived by his loving wife Ella; daughter Linda (Bob) Ascah; three grandchildren, Dr. Cathy Risdon of Hamilton, Beth (Terry) deVries of Edmonton, Rachel Ascah; and great-granddaughter Brynn deVries. He was predeceased by daughter Judith in 1989, and son David in 1992. Don retired in 1978 after forty-one years of service with the Royal Bank. Memorial Services February 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the FOSTER and McGARVEY Funeral Chapel, 10008 - 103 Street, Edmonton. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Alberta Lung Association. FOSTER and McGARVEY LIMITED, Funeral Directors and Licensed Crematorium. Telephone: 1-403-428-6666. Canadian Independent.


OLSON _ Shirley Clarice Olson passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Monday, February 9, 1998 at the age of 58 years, after a long and courageous battle with M.S. Shirley was predeceased by her mother Lydia in July, 1973 and father Joe in March, 1992. Shirley, who is survived by her husband Vern, would have celebrated their Fortieth Anniversary in May of this year. She is also survived by her children, Darren (Shirley and children, Thomi, and Kiefer), Lorrie (Ernie and children, Tyler, Jarryd, Joshua, Nicholas), Julie (Warren), Kim (Terry and son Jacob), and Darcy (Sarah Jordan); as well as her eight brothers and sisters, Delaine (Ron), Kae (Myron), Lorne (Darlene), Karen (Don), Wanda (Larry), Larry, Terry (John), Tim (Rhondi); Shirley's in-laws, Hazel, Orville and Burnette (Arlene). Shirley also was very proud of her thirty-five nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects, did so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 12, 1998 between 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (14640 - 6 Street S.W.), today, February 13, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Art Berge officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 238, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6. The family would like to thank Dr. Meldrum and the staff at Bethany Care Centre for their loving care over the past fifteen years. In loving memory of Shirley Olson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD, S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.


PENNER _ Christine Anne Penner, beloved wife of Don Penner, ended her long and courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at Rosedale Hospice, Calgary. She was 41 years of age. Besides her loving husband, Christine is survived by two precious daughters, Heather and Ashley-Rose Penner. In addition, she is survived by her mother Verna Hoodicoff of Erikson, B.C. and one brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Gwen Hoodicoff of Olds, Alberta. Christine was predeceased by her father Sam Hoodicoff. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Carol Carnes conducting. In living memory of Christine Penner, 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.


RECKSIEDLER _ Harold (Rex) Recksiedler, beloved husband and best friend of Fay for the past thirty years, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, February 8, 1998. Besides his loving wife Fay, Rex is survived by children and their families, Annette of Airdrie, Esther (Rick) Bowey of Stettler, Wendy (Paul) Gibeau of Whitby, Ontario; daughter-in-law Mary Lou of Calgary; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; sisters, Laura (Jack) Fraser of Kenora, Ontario, Aster Pullon of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Cleone (Dave) Crouch of Engolf, Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his extended family on Fay's side. Rex was predeceased by two sons, his mother and father, one sister and two brothers-in-law. Rex was born October 12, 1926 at Winnipeg where he attended school. He joined the Navy, after the Navy later, he came out west where he worked for Poole Construction. A couple of years later he joined Greyhound Lines of Canada as a bus driver where he worked for forty-two years, retiring in June 1987. Rex was a kind and loving man who will be missed dearly by all whose lives he touched. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 288, 508 - 3 Avenue, Airdrie, Alberta, on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Rex's honour may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Air Ambulance), the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Fay and Annette wish to thank all the staff of Foothills ICU Unit, and staff of Airdrie Medical Clinic and the Airdrie Paramedics for all their care for Rex during his illness. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.


SCHEMERHORN _ Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Schemerhorn (nee Spicer) of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, February 10, 1998 after a brief illness at the age of 99 years. Betty was born on January 3, 1899 in Carman, Manitoba. Betty grew up in the Fort Frances, Ontario area, moving to the Calgary area in the late 1920's. Betty also lived in the British Columbia interior from 1955 to 1969, before returning to Calgary. Betty married Bill Schemerhorn, with whom she spent over sixty years. Betty and Bill enjoyed thirty winters as "Snowbirds" in Phoenix, Arizona. Betty was a very active member of her Church and was also an enthusiastic sportsperson who actively followed sports and enjoyed curling, lawn bowling and golfing as recently as three years ago. Betty is the loving mother of Olive McIntosh of Calgary. Betty is survived by four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her husband Bill, two brothers, two sisters, one son Lyle, and one son-in-law Jack McIntosh. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, February 13, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Olson of Marlborough Pentecostal Church officiating. In living memory of Betty Schemerhorn, 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.


SCHNEIDER _ Gertrude Schneider of Calgary, passed away at Father Lacombe Nursing Home on February 10, 1998 at the age of 85 years. Gertrude was born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 21, 1912. Miss Schneider is survived by a sister Agatha McEwen, and a brother William Schneider, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Father Lacombe Nursing Home (332 - 146 Avenue S.E.) today, February 13, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Keith F. Sorge of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Union Cemetery. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.


SCOTT _ Eller Eveline Scott passed away peacefully at the Forest Grove Care Centre on Monday, February 9, 1998 at the age of 84 years. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Myrna Scott of Calgary; grandchildren, Brent (Donna Durio) of El Paso, Texas, Kimberley (Doug) Lester of Calgary, Sheldon (Leah Andrews) and Shanon (Miranda Brown), both of Edmonton; as well as two dear great-grandchildren, Joel Lester and William Durio; as well as many other family members and dear friends. Eller was predeceased by her son George Scott in 1989. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at Centennial Presbyterian Church, 103 Pinetown Place N.E., with Reverend Dr. Kenneth Oakes and Reverend Gordon Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky View Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to the Grandparents Program, c/o G.W. Skene, 6226 Penbrooke Drive N.E., Calgary, Alberta. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Phone: 235-3602.


SMITH _ Perle A. Smith (nee Dye), aged 92 years, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Born September 27, 1905 in Meadow Grove, Nebraska. She was predeceased by her husband James Glenson in 1986, one son James, two daughters, Margaret Rasmussen and Rita Dietrich. She is survived by her children, Doreen (Stowe) Meredith, Lois (Gordon) Galbraith, Ina (Bill) DeWilde, Wilma (Don) Baldwin, Bill (Gail) Smith, Phyllis (Roy) Bischke, and Bob (Leslie) Smith; twenty-four grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Gabriel's Anglican Church, 504 - 30 Avenue N.W., Calgary on Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. John Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Perle's name to the charity of your choice. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.


STEPHENSON _ Margaret Stephenson of Calgary, passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton on February 11, 1998. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.


STOTTS _ Sarah Stotts of Calgary, passed away at the Beverly Centre on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 93 years. Sarah first came to the west in 1927 as a school teacher in a little one room school on the prairies of Saskatchewan. Two years later she moved to the Big Valley area of Alberta where she met Bill Stotts whom she married in 1931. In 1941 the family moved to Calgary. Sarah was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish for nearly fifty years along with other community involvements including the West Side Seniors. She is the loving mother of three sons, Gerald (Sally), Lawrence (Marion) of Calgary, Barry (Rita) of Camrose. Sarah will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four sisters, all of Ontario and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill, daughter Wilma and three grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.), on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Flanagan, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Beverley Centre Garden Fund (1729 - 90 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4S1). As a tribute to Sarah, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Beverley Centre Garden Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.


TEMPLE _ George Allan Temple of Calgary passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 10, 1998 at the age of 66 years. George will be greatly missed by his wife and best friend of twenty years, Jacqueline. George is survived by his mother Kay Landeen and her husband Douglas; brother Ray and his wife Marian; son Chris; daughters, Sherry Kelly, Susan (Mike) Hennessy, and Sandra Picray; grandchildren, Joshua, Austyn, Gena, Tiffany, Kerri and Klayton; Jacquie's parents, brother and sister; nieces and nephews, Katie (Brian) Johnson, Linda Temple, Ken (Teresa) Temple, Jeff Boswell and Allison (Don) Wright; as well as many close friends. George was predeceased by his father Mervin. George was born September 27, 1931 in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary in 1945. He attended Connaught School and Western Canada High School. George studied at Fullerton Junior College in Fullerton, California. After returning to Calgary, George was employed in the oil and gas industry and retired in 1989 after twenty-one years of service with AMOCO Canada. George had a zest for life and his infectious fun-loving spirit affected all who knew him. His desire to always be helpful led him to be actively involved with the CalAlta Figure Skating Club in the late 1960's and early 1970's. George held several Chairman positions in the Club and helped to coordinate Alberta Sectional Competitions, Skate Canada, and the World Figure Skating Championships. George's passion in life was hockey. He established the Calgary 55+ Hockey League in 1989 for retired seniors. He acted as Commissioner of the League and enjoyed playing as often as he could, limited only by the availability of "ice time". George's summer passion was golf. He enjoyed playing at the Wintergreen Golf Club with his wife Jacquie and with the Wintergreen "Old Boys". In Celebration of George's life, a Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, February 16, 1998 (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. P.H. Burrill of the United Church of Canada officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to contribute to the George Temple Memorial Hockey Fund to assist young hockey players. Donations may be made c/o Toronto Dominion Bank, Signal Hill Centre. Thank you to the nursing staff of the Surgical, Intensive Care and Neurological Units at the Foothills Hospital. A special thank you to Dr. Hamilton and Dr. DeBru, for the compassion and care given during this time. In living memory of George Temple, 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.


THOMPSON _ Violet Thompson, beloved wife of the late Dennis Thompson, passed away on February 11, 1998 at the Rockyview Hospital, after a short illness, at the age of 72 years surrounded by her loving family. Violet was born in Cumbria, England and moved to Canada in 1995. She is the loving mother of two daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel and her husband Edwin Bell, and Denise and her husband Peter Dixon, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Karen and her husband Paul Salmon, Jacqueline and her husband Shaun Bolton, and Paul and Mark Dixon; three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Aaron and Nicholas. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Thanks to Dr. Simon James and Unit 59, Rockyview Hospital. In living memory of Violet Thompson, 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.


WALSH _ Teresa Irene Walsh, passed away in Calgary, Alberta on February 9, 1998 at the age of 41 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.


WATKINS _ Bernice Helen Watkins, beloved wife of Raymond H.C. Watkins of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 1998 after a lengthy and rare neurological brain disorder at the age of 70 years. The youngest daughter of Amelia and Donald Shaw, Bea was born on September 20, 1927 in Brandon, Manitoba. She was educated and later studied and practiced Psychiatric Nursing in Brandon. Bea and Ray were married on May 24, 1954 and resided in various towns throughout Western Canada due to Ray's work with Imperial Oil. During this time they were blessed with and raised their four children. Bea was an avid musician, enjoyed gardening, cooking, curling, was very artistic and she and Ray travelled extensively. Besides her loving husband, Bea is also lovingly survived and will be sadly missed by a son Doug and wife Bonnie Watkins of Victoria, B.C.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and husband Ray Schmidt of Edmonton, Joanne and husband Rick Hall, Maureen Watkins and husband Dale Fraser, all of Calgary; nine grandchildren, Heather, Jessica and Joshua, Jennifer and Michael, Theresa and Shauna, Kurtis and Lance. She is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Webster of Brandon, Man., Noreen and husband Lloyd Johnston, Dorothy and husband Dan Braitenbach; one brother Donald and wife Yvonne Shaw, all of Winnipeg; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. P.H. Burrill of the United Church of Canada officiating. The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to the Carewest Glenmore Auxiliary, C.R.H.A., Home Care Program, WE CARE and Calgary Home Support. A special thanks to Karen, Tammy and Sue. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Neurology Clinic of the Alberta Children's Hospital for Neurological Research, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7. In living memory of Bernice Watkins, 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.


WILSON _ Mr. John "Jack" Sutherland Wilson of Sylvan Lake, passed away February 11, 1998 at the Lacombe Community Health Care Centre after a short illness at the age of 85 years. He was born September 10, 1912 in Leith, Scotland. He was predeceased by his wife Leona in May 1997, and one brother and four sisters. Jack leaves to mourn, three sons of Calgary, John (Jodi), Rick (Donna) and Alan (Shelly); and one daughter Dona (Gordon) of Sylvan Lake; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was a member of the Masons, the Friendship Club, and served on the board for the Sylvan Lake Extended Care Society. He also drove the seniors bus for a few years. He loved to golf, bowl and travel. He bestowed upon all those who knew him his life's experiences, those memories will forever live with us. A Service of Remembrance will be held from the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sylvan Lake on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Bob Wilson officiating. Cremation took place at the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House. As an expression of sympathy, memorial tributes may be made to the Sylvan Lake Extended Care Society. SYLVAN LAKE and ROCKY "Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes", entrusted with the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-887-2151.


WONG _ Edward Wong, beloved husband of Moi Wong of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 11, 1998 at the age of 68 years. Besides his loving wife Moi, Ed is survived by two sons, Byron and Leslie of Calgary; two sisters, Lilly Hum, Yvonne Wong; three brothers, Jack, Jim, Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ed owned and operated the Central Grocery Store in Calgary for many years. Ed will be sadly missed by family and friends. A special thanks to the Doctors and Staff of the ICU at the Rockyview Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chinese United Church (124 - 2 Avenue S.W.), on Sunday, February 15, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Wen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinese United Church Memorial Fund (124 - 2 Avenue S.W.). As a tribute to Edward, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Chinese United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.


WOODS _ Jennie Kathleen passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 1998 at the age of 80. She is survived by her loving husband Jim of forty-nine years. Besides her husband, she leaves to celebrate her life, daughter Elizabeth (Wayne) Barrowcliffe of Calgary; son Bill (Connie) of Calgary; daughter d'Arcy (Alfred) Gamble of Markerville; and son Cameron (Cheryl) of Virginia; and grandchildren, Lisa and Kristin Barrowcliffe, Christopher, Kelsey and Scott Gamble, Jesse Steele, and Zachery Woods. Surviving sisters are Nell Godfrey of Toronto, Elsie Symonds of Texas, Olive Sproul of Mahone Bay, N.S.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jennie was predeceased by both parents, her father William Salamandick, her mother Pearl Salamandick and by her sister Elizabeth Irwin. Jennie was born on June 27, 1917 at her parents' farm near Royal Park, Alberta. Her early schooling was at Park Grove School near Vegreville and later went to Vegreville High. When at High School she lived with her sister Nell. She commenced training as a violinist and obtained her ATCM from the Toronto Conservatory. After commuting to various farms to teach violin for a while, she moved into Edmonton where she worked for a dry-cleaning establishment, practicing the violin in a coal shed during slow hours. Next she clerked in a grocery and then Walkrite, a ladies ready-to-wear store. All the while she was pursuing her musical career and joined the Edmonton Philharmonic as a second violin. It was while she worked at Walkrite that she met Jim, a law student, and married him on May 15, 1948. With the advent of the children and Jim's transfer to Calgary, Jennie's musical career was cut short, although she continued to love classical music throughout her life. All who knew her were captivated by her upbeat personality. Many said of her, "When you're feeling low and despondent, all you need is a meeting with Jennie to bring joy back into your life." It was this joyous approach to life that is her lasting testament to the world. Friends may pay their respects to Jennie from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 12 at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB. A Service of thanksgiving and celebration will be held at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church, 2828 - 19 Street N.W., on Friday, February 13, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Brian Way officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MS Society of Alberta, No. 238, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7A6 or Canadian Diabetes Association (Foothills), No. 200, 700 - 4 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3J4. Funeral arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel. Telephone: 299-0111.

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