SMITH _ Mrs. Merle Smith of Turner Valley, born December 11, 1911, passed away on September 21, 1997. Merle is survived by her two sons, Elmer (Lil) Brooks and Clifford (Martha) of Pigeon Lake; four grandchildren, David, Sheila, Bradley and Sandra; six great-grandchildren, Blaine and Brendon Toderian, Blaine and Avery Smith, Amanda and Kaylee Smith; four sisters, four brothers, sister-in-law Ruth Demarce; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Merle was predeceased by her husband Wes Smith on February 4, 1987, one sister and one brother. Funeral Services will be held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley on Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiating. Interment to follow at Foothills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, T2T 5W4. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111. WITNACK _ Mrs. Rayma Katherine Whitnack, beloved wife of Mr. Frank Whitnack, passed away peacefully at her home on September 7, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Rayma was born in East Florenceville, New Brunswick, August 6, 1926. She served in the W.A.C. of the R.C.A.F from 1943 - 1945. During this period she met Frank and at the end of the war they married in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, August 8, 1945, coming to Calgary shortly thereafter, where she resided for the remainder of her life. Her final day was spent with all three of her precious children, which made her very happy, and for which we will be eternally grateful. Her many loves included her family and friends, curling (she and Frank were Charter members of the Calgary Winter Club), bridge and driving her van. She will be forever remembered by daughter, Betty Boon, son-in-law Gary and their children Michael and David; son Richard Whitnack, daughter-in-law Cheryl and their children Daun and John, and son Alan Whitnack, daughter-in-law Joyce and their children Staci and Eric. Rayma also leaves behind sisters Marian Noble (Kingston, Ont) and Bette Nartub (Moncton, NB); brother Norman Smith (Olds, AB.) Wendell Smith (Manotick, Ont) and Bob Smith (Calgary); brother-in-law Ron Noble and Mervyn Martin and sisters-in-law Carolle Smith, Eva Smith, Linda Smith and Ruth Devonshire (Kingston, Ont). She also leaves behind Frank's family who became her family when they arriuved in Alberta, especially Dorothy (Dot) Whitnack who was one of her best friends. She also leaves many nieces and nephews too numerous to list. Rayma was predeceased by her brother Richard Smith in 1986. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow in "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends and family so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to The War Amputations of Canada, 1068 Berkley Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta. T3K E1 or Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta. T2G 1W4. In living memory of Rayma Whitnack, 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.
(9/9/97) WALKER _ Mr. Andrew (Andy) Walker, of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on September 6, 1997, at the age of 90 years. He is the loving father of Jean Walker of Calgary. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Anne Walker of Calgary, Viola Smith of High River; brothers-in-law, Donald (Madeline) Smith and Allan (Chrissie) Smith, all of High River. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his wife Edna, and his brothers, George and Russell, sisters, Susan Cardiff and Isabel Benner. Andrew worked for Union Milk-Silverwood Dairies for fifty-one years until his retirement in 1972. Andrew was a member of Hillhurst United Church for many years. He was also a longtime resident of the Hillhurst District, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Calgary Humane Society (1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6T6). Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Thursday, September 11, 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.
Document Date: April 1998