GORDON -- Kayla (age 14) and Liane (age 9) Gordon, passed away tragically on Wednesday, February 4, 1998. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
GUENETTE -- Ernest George, (Good Ol' Ern) in Langley, B.C., February 2, 1998 with his family by his side. He lost his battle with leukemia, a battle fought valiantly. He is now at peace. Ernie was born in Gravelburgh, Saskatchewan on March 8, 1923 and lived 74 rich years. Predeceased by his baby sister Lita Clara Kanuka. Ernie is sadly missed by Elsie, his wife of forty-nine years; his children, Lynne Guenette of Black Creek, B.C., Barb (Randy) Takaoka of Seattle, WA, Jan (Milly) Guenette of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Paul (Keiko) Guenette of Eagle Island, B.C., Mary (Earl) Smith of Black Creek, B.C., Kathryn Guenette of Ladner, B.C.; dear grandchildren, Lisa, Keri, Renee, Takeshi and Natsuko; and his sister Marie Guenette and her good friend Virginia Haffey of Las Vegas, Nevada. There are also many children who considered Ernie their "grandpa", loved him as one and were loved by him. They will miss him. Although he was a talented commercial artist by trade, Ern's real passion in life was golf, which he played throughout the years with his family and good friends. He was a member of the Delta Golf Club. He served in the 8th Army, saw action in the Italian Campaign and was severely wounded in the service of his country. Ernie was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the War Amputations of Canada. Ernie's family wishes to thank Dr. John Shepherd of the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Vancouver General Hospital and Dr. Karen Mason of Langley, who cared for Ernie during his illness. Without their help and encouragement we would have been lost. A Mass will be at St. Joseph's Parish (20676 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C.), on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Father Maredo Reyes, with a Wake to follow in the common room at Ernie and Elsie's residence at 5360 - 205 Street, Langley, B.C. Ernie will be cremated as he requested. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either the Leukemia/BMT Program, c/o Vancouver General Hospital Foundation at 855, W. 12 Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9, or to the War Amputations of Canada, "CHAMPS Program", 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 0C4. Ernie was treasured and loved dearly by his family and many friends. We will miss him more than words can say and will celebrate his life as long as we have life. We ask you to do the same.
HEINZ -- Sharon Naida Heinz (nee Voykin), born May 10, 1957, passed away peacefully at her home in Vancouver on January 28, 1998 at the age of 40. Sharon is survived by her loving sons, Craig (Shari) Gannon and Jamie Heinz; a grandson Devlin Gannon; her brother Barry (Gail) Voykin; her sisters, Dianne (Murray) Antoneshyn, Donna (John) Tuttroen; extended family, Ken, Barry, Maureen Merrells, Nana Elliott. Also a favorite auntie Mary Cruickshank; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends that all held a special place in her heart. Sharon was predeceased by her mother and father, Jim and Laura Voykin. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Heights United Church, 1112 - 19 Avenue N.W., followed by a luncheon at the Southview Community Hall, 2020 - 33 Street S.E. at 3:30 p.m. Donations to the cost of the Funeral arrangements or the Diabetes Association.
HUGHES -- Betty Evelyn, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 1998 after a twenty-seven year long illness. Her strength always came from the right to see her children grow up and venture out on their own, and the love of her mother and father who both lived long lives. Her mother passed away three years ago at the age of ninety-three, and her father, whom Betty visited three times a week, is still living at the age of ninety-four. During all those years of illness, Betty never gave in, she fought all the battles to go on living as though nothing happened to her. Our mother was sharing and gracious to all. Betty leaves behind four sons, two daughters-in-law, and a grandchild who is due to arrive in three months. Jerry, Howard, and Lorelei, Bob, Peter and Lori, who were her "Golden Rainbow of Strength". P.S. (Missy the putty cat. The love of a pet which can never be measured in return.) To sum it up: our dear mother, a one man woman, Buckingham cigarettes, white cotton shirt, blue jeans, moccasin shoes, and a waitress with a smile for all. Betty's only disappointment in life was that she did not have the strength to go back to work as a coffee shop waitress. As always in life, one thing ends, but everything else goes on - as will our everlasting love for a very special mother. Thanks to the staff at Carewest/Glenmore Park for their caring ways. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Carewest Foundation, 1070 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, T2E 7Z2. A Private Family Service will be held. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
ANAKA -- Peter Robert Anaka passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at the age of 76 years. Peter was born in Gorlitz, Saskatchewan on October 16, 1921 and grew up on a farm not far away. He raised his family in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary to work for the Calgary Stampede in 1970. Peter resided in Calgary until his passing. Peter was predeceased by his wife of fifty years, Lil, earlier this month and is remembered lovingly by his family, daughter Carol Anaka, and grandson Dale Firth of Cochrane; son Reg Anaka, daughter-in-law Valerie, and granddaughters, Heather and Tracy of Calgary; son Rob, daughter-in-law Janet, and granddaughter Krysta of Calgary. Peter was treated for several years at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and if desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. 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 2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
BRISSON -- It is with much sadness that the family of Florida Matilda Brisson announce her sudden passing in Calgary, two days before her 81st birthday, on January 28, 1998. She leaves to mourn, her four children and their families, Doris Strange (Barry) from Calgary, Lionel (Betty) from Torrington, Gerry from Innisfail and Lorraine Lambert (Rick) from Winnipeg. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at St. Pius Church, 2424 - 24 Avenue N.W. Funeral Mass and Interment will follow in Winnipeg on Wednesday, February 4. Arrangements in care of Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Winnipeg.
BRYAN -- Bonnie Caroline Bryan passed away in the loving care of her family at home in Springbank on January 28, 1998 at the age of 27 years of breast cancer. Her passing was made peaceful by the collective strength of Bonnie and her family. She is survived by her parents, Karin and Gordon Bryan; her brother Brad; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Bonnie earned her B.A. in History from the University of Alberta in 1993, and subsequently proceeded to the University of Victoria to study law. She will be remembered for her continuous compassion, her keen wit and intellect, her unfailing loyalty to friends and family, and above all for the unbelievable strength she demonstrated in the face of her illness. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to those friends and family who knew her. Shortly before her death Bonnie held a gathering to celebrate her life and to express to all her loved ones how important they had been to her during her life, and how important it will be for them to carry on. Many people came to see her, to take her into their hearts, and to say good-bye. Sheree Selin and Lavonne Bouchard of the Calgary Health Services' Home Care Unit in Cochrane, and Dr. Eric Wasylenko of the Palliative and Hospice Care Service not only eased the suffering of Bonnie's final days, but helped to bring peace to her through their tireless work. Dr. Sandy Patterson of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre also worked hard to help Bonnie through this difficult time. A scholarship will be endowed in her memory at the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria, as she wished. A Funeral Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N., Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. by Reverend Sandra Sever of Springbank United Church. If family and friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society - Breast Cancer Research, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2.
BUTCHART -- John Floyd Butchart passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at the age of 79 years. John was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 11, 1918. He married his childhood sweetheart, Florence, and together they raised five children. After serving in the RCAF during World War II, John joined Kraft Foods Ltd. in 1948. He was transferred to Calgary as Branch Manager in 1963 and was highly respected in the grocery trade by all who knew him. Predeceased by his beloved Florence in 1987, John is survived by his five children, Bob and his wife Marleen, Carolyn Coulter, Maureen Macintosh, Janice and her husband Al Dahl, and Ron and his wife Linda, all of Calgary; fourteen grandchildren, Jennifer, Mike, Jamie, Duncan, Jodi, Lindsay, Kevin, Justin, Chris, Brianna, Lauren, Heather, Brody and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Zoe. John is also survived by three sisters, Anne Loreque of Albuquerque, N.M., Edna and her husband Ralph Storsater of Montreal, P.Q., Mary and her husband Jack MacIver of Winnipeg, Manitoba and their children; sister-in-law Stella Gettle of Sonoma, California; and brother-in-law Hugh Gornall of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rest in peace, Dad. We love you. The family extends its sincere thanks to the Sisters of Providence for their outstanding love, support and prayers and to the staff of the Father Lacombe Nursing Home. Friends and relatives are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, February 2, 1998 at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. J.P. Dowling, OMI, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Father Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2X 2A3. In living memory of John Butchart, 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.
CASEBEER -- Mr. Loyd George Casebeer, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Casebeer for forty-five years, passed away at his residence in Calgary, Alberta on January 25, 1998 after a brief struggle with cancer, at the age of 68 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.), today, January 30, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Corcoran, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the CRHA Home Care, 320 - 17 Avenue S.W., P.O. Box 4016, Station C, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5T1. In living memory of Loyd Casebeer, 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.
CHOW -- Mrs. Lee Sing Ho Chow of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on January 29, 1998 at the age of 91 years. She is survived by four grandsons, Jin Hua Lui, Jin Hong Lei, Jin Chad Lei, all of Calgary, Jin Lei of China; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William on February 20, 1995 and a son in China. She was born in Hoi Sun, Kwangtung, China and came to Canada in 1956 to Calgary and resided in Calgary since. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David T.Y. Wen officiating. Graveside Services to follow at the Old Chinese Cemetery. As a tribute to Lee, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to "Inn From The Cold". Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
CONNELL -- Mrs. Louise Connell (nee Markham) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice on January 27, 1998 after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Louise will be lovingly remembered and missed by her son Jack, daughter-in-law Arlene, and grandsons, Scott and Craig. Also left to cherish her memory are her sister Bettie (Gordon) Roger; brother Bill (Esther) Markham; sister-in-law Marion Farrell; cousin Jim (Margaret) Jenkinson; special friends, Evelyn Gale and Jessie Scott; Arlene's brother Mel Scott; Diana Jones, and all of their families. Louise was predeceased by her husband John in 1992. The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the comforting care given by Dr. Norman Yee, the staff and volunteers at Rosedale Hospice, and Home Care workers, Darlene Haladay and Donna Gies. Thanks also to Carol Scott and Marilyn Feddersen for the support and love shown to Louise. In celebration of her life, Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2M 3J3. In living memory of Louise Connell, 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.
CULLEN -- Peter John Cullen, of DeWinton, passed away suddenly January 29, 1998 at his home. Peter is survived by his father Basil Cullen; mother Ruth Cullen; brother Michael Cullen; daughter Sara Christine Wilson, all of Calgary. Peter graduated from Bishop Grandin High School and worked for several years in the Seismic Industry both in Alberta and abroad. Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111.
BRADLEY -- It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thelma Elin Bradley (nee Pinkney) of Blairmore, Alberta, in the Crowsnest Pass Hospital on January 18, 1998 at the age of 74 years. Thelma is survived by Clarke Bradley, her loving husband of over fifty-two years; one daughter Ginger (Norman Kolpak) of Calgary; two sons, Allen (Lucille) Bradley of Calgary and Fred Bradley of Crowsnest Pass; two grandchildren, Leanne (Hugh) of Calgary, Craig of U.B.C.; one sister Audrey (Lee) Meunier of Burnaby, B.C.; one brother Lloyd (Mary Gayle) Pinkney of Ottawa, Ontario; her in-laws, Clayton and Doris Bradley, and Miriam Hunter, all of Ottawa; her cousins, nieces and nephews and their children mourn her passing. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at FANTIN'S FUNERAL CHAPEL (13461 - 20 Avenue) in Blairmore, on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Father John Pratt officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted for the Heart & Stroke Fund of Alberta c/o Mrs. Roberta Maruca, P.O. Box 512, Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0, or to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 9Z9. FANTIN'S FUNERAL CHAPEL has been entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 1-403-562-8555.
CLIFFORD -- Mrs. Pauline Clifford (nee Reilander), passed away on Sunday, January 18, 1998 at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Michael's Health Care Centre, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pauline will be lovingly remembered and missed by her hsband Bob; her sons, Brian, Douglas (Carol) and Brent (Julie); and her daughter Dianne (Chuck) Faist; as well as her three sisters, her two brothers, and her seven grandchildren, whom she dearly loved. Pauline and Bob were married in Regina, SK and resided for varying periods of time in Moose Jaw, SK and Montreal, PQ, and for the past twenty-one years in Lethbridge. Prayer Services will be held at the CHRISTENSEN SALMON FUNERAL CHAPEL, 327 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 318 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Eulogio Estaris officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. If friends and relatives so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the St. Michael's Health Centre, Enhanced Care, Palliative Care Unit, 608 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4G9. CHRISTENSEN SALMON FUNERAL HOME, Lethbridge, assisting the family. Telephone: 1-403-329-1888.
COSTAR -- Horace James (Harvey). Aged 96, born in Cumnor, Berkshire, England, died peacefully in Penticton Regional Hospital on January 18, 1998. Survived by his beloved wife of seventy-three years, Marie Violet; his daughter Marion M. Mikoski of Calary; grandchildren, Kathryn Janice Mikoski of Ottawa, James Costar of Medicine Hat, Caroline Elle of Vernon, Trina and Lynn Costar of Calgary; and eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son Robert J. Costar. No Service by request. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Trinity Centre Care Society, 75 Green Avenue West, Penticton, B.C. V2A 7N6. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-250-493-4112.
FITZER -- Vernon George Fitzer passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 18, 1998 at the age of 66 years. Vernon was born on July 26, 1931 in Orpington, Kent, England. In England he received his schooling from the City of London School and the finishing his schooling at Graduate School. In 1950 Vernon immigrated to Canada with his family and settled in Calgary. Here in Calgary he worked in the Oil Industry as a geophysicist for numerous companies. Vernon always loved to continue his education taking additional courses at the Colorado School of Mines and Mount Royal College. Vernon will always be remembered for his unspoken generosity, always giving to people in need. Vernon is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Norman Hall of Concord, California. He is also survived by one nephew, four nieces and four great-nephews. Vernon was predeceased by his father, Frederick in 1963, his mother Beatrice in 1988, and a brother Carlton in 1992. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2N8. In living memory of Vernon Fitzer, 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.
HARBUT -- Mabel aged 101 years of Calgary, Alberta passed away January 14, 1998, widow of the late Percy Harbut. Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance", today at 3:00 p.m. As a tribute to Mrs. Harbut, Leyden's Funeral Homes will mae a donation to Inn From The Cold. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422.