LARSEN -- Frances Grace (nee Horton) went to be with the Lord peacefully on January 17, 1998, at the age of 78. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-five years, Richard; her son Brian; and her daughters, Sherrill Thirsk, Richelle Wiseman, ad Suedale Schierman. She was predeceased by her son Stephen in 1993. Grace is fondly remembered by her daughters-in-law, Rachel Thorne, Heather Larsen; and sons-in-law, Richard Thirsk, John Wiseman and Michael Schierman; and her grandchildren, Rebecca and Jason Larsen, Brooke and Holly Larsen, Jared and Sheridan Thirsk, Cayla and Luke Wiseman and Matthew Schierman. Grace was a devoted wife and mother whose strong faith in Jesus Christ was a source of light and strength to her family and to many others. We praise the Lord she is finally home where we will be reunited one day. The Memorial Service will be held at First Alliance Church (1201 Glenmore Trail S.W.), on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be made to Trans World Radio Ministry c/o First Alliance Church, in lieu of flowers. Telephone: 252-7572. In living memory of Grace Larsen, 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.
LOFTUS -- In loving memory of John Nelson Loftus, who passed away January 16, 1998 at the age of 43 years. He was born December 15, 1954 and resided at the Lower Kootenay Band, Creston, B.C. at the time of his passing. Visitation is Wednesday, Januar 21, 1998 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service is Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. from the Lower Kootenay Band Complex, Creston, B.C. with Dennis Knauert officiating. Cremation to follow the Service. Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute, may do so to the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Wellness Centre, R.R. No. 1, Site 7B, Box 17, Creston, B.C. V0B 1G0. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the G.F. OLIVER FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., Creston, B.C. Telephone: 250-428-2611.
MACINTOSH -- Florence Emily Macintosh of Calgary, passed away at the Bow View Manor on January 15, 1998, at the age of 97 years. Florence was born in Everett, Massachusetts on March 27, 1900. Florence is the loving mother of George Bergh of Winnipeg,Manitoba, and the step-mother of Norman and Joan Macintosh of Kingston, Ontario, Wallace and Helen Macintosh, and Douglas Macintosh, all of Calgary. She is also survived by nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Florence was predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Bergh, son Richard Bergh, second husband William Macintosh, and step-sons, William Macintosh, Donald Macintosh and Kenneth Macintosh. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.W. Simms officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. The family extend many thanks to the staff of the Bow View Manor for their kindness and care over the past years. In living memory of Florence Macintosh, 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.
MACKIE -- Nora Cecile, widow of Allan Kelvin Mackie, died at the age of 90 years on January 16, 1998, after nearly ten years of wonderful care at Central Park Lodge, Calgary. She is survived by her son Robert, his wife Patricia; his daughter Karen an her husband Greg White; as well as Karen's mother Marlene; daughter Carol and her children Brian and Katie McDowell; and her sister Lillian Jones. At her request, no Service will be held. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0711.
McWALTER -- William (Bill), beloved husband of Mrs. Audrey McWalter of Calgary, passed away at his home on January 18, 1998 at the age of 54 years. He is the loving father of Ian (Jessie) of Saskatoon, Sask., Heather and Kelty of Calgary. Bill is als survived by his grandchildren, Andrea and Emily; his mother Dorothy of Calgary; his sister Jessie (Garry) Reynolds of Calgary; sisters-in-law, Millie and Sharon (Wally); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Andrew in 1994. Bill worked for many years in the oil industry and has worked at Canada Post for the last thirteen years. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (No. 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB 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.
MILES -- George William Miles, 83, of George Boyack Nursing Home in Calgary, went to be with his Lord, January 18, 1998. He leaves behind his beloved wife of more than fifty years, Jean; his son Ray and wife Wendy of Jefferson, Iowa; grandchildren, Saryl and Shawn Kelsch of St. Clair, Missouri and Jason George Miles of Greeley, Colorado. He is also survived by a brother Edwin of Vancouver, B.C.; and sister Esther Bartel of Edmonton; and nine nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Sophie Miles; sister Margaret Hanlan; and brother Ray Miles. George was born October 2, 1914 in Innisfree, Alberta. Raised in Edmonton, he graduated from the University of Alberta and Colorado State College of Education. Teaching was a lifelong career, in rural one room schools, all levels of public school, at S.A.I.T., the University of Alberta and University of Saskatchewan. He also spent time working with boy's work in Alberta, with Tuxis Parliament and service in the R.C.A.F. during World War II. Two special joys for George were music and part-time farming. He was a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). By his own request, his remains are given for medical research. He was a victim of Alzheimer's for many years and suffered from cancer in his last days. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Memorial Services will be conducted by Reverends, Ray and Wendy Miles at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. Cremation and Private Inurnment will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the George Miles Memorial Funds at either the Christian Church in Canada, Box 48069 - 40 Midlake Boulevard S.E., Calgary T2X 3C9; or the George Boyack Nursing Home, 1203 Centre Avenue East, Calgary T2E 0A5. The family would like to express special appreciation for support to Evelyn Aldridge, Roy Hanlan, Dr. D. Ross Macdonald and the staff of George Boyack Nursing Home and the Care West Foundation for their loving care and assistance these past months. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
MOORE -- Jean Irene Moore (nee Pounder) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Forest Grove Care Centre on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at the age of 85 years. Jean was born March 15, 1912 in Moose Jaw, SK. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Daisy Pounder, her husband Jack on September 30, 1996 and her brother Robert Pounder on December 18, 1996. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Patricia Moore of Calgary; her sister Lisle (Ed) Perkins of Winnipeg, MB; her brother Douglas Pounder of Calgary; her sisters-in-law, Isabelle Pounder of Edmonton, AB., Minnie Bradbrooke of White Rock, B.C., Lila Moore of Courtenay, B.C.; special friend Pierre Cherifi of Calgary; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Gordon Saville of Forest Lawn United Church officiating. 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. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care, kindness and consideration shown to Jean from Dr. S. James, Dr. D. Stinton and the wonderful staff at the Forest Grove Care Centre, Rockyview General and Peter Lougheed Hospitals. Special thanks to Home Care nurses, Linda, Diane, Pat and Ellenor from "We Care". In living memory of Jean Moore, 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.
PETERSON -- Clarence Albert (Smokey), of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 15, 1998 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), o Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
RAHER -- Mrs. Eveline Vera Raher of Lacombe passed away in the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on January 18, 1998 at the age of 74 years. WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-782-3366 or 1-40-843-3388.
SILBERNAGEL -- Joseph Silbernagel of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on Monday, January 19, 1998 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving wife Donna; his children, Dale, Wayne, Wendy and Rodney; eight grandchildren and one great-gandchild; his brothers, August, Jacob and Andrew; sister Helen Wright; as well as sister-in-law Walberga Silbernagel. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Nicholas. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Ann's Catholic Church, (830 - 21 Avenue S.E.) on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, (830 - 21 Avenue S.E.), Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 11:00 a.m., Father J. Bagnall, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Joseph's memory may be made directly to a charity of one's choice or to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada, Suite 201, 111 Waterloo Street, London, Ont., N6B 2M4. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.
SMALLWOOD -- Todd Smallwood of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 16, 1998. Beloved son of Frank and Elizabeth Smallwood; and brother of Pamela and Frankie. Memorial Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Stret S.W.), on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heat & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6). As a tribute to Todd, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
THOMPSON -- Gordon, beloved husband of Mrs. Doris Thompson of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on January 18, 1998 at the age of 85 years. He is the loving father of Jim (Sharon) of Calgary and Robert (Catherine) of Mossleigh, AB. Gordn is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Kimberly, Nicole, Jessica and Les; sisters, Mable Thayer of Lewiston, Idaho and Clara Dawson of High River, AB.; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Orville and Thomas "Phil". Memorial Services will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (924 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Janni Belgum of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Agape Manor Hospice (1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8) or the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2) or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements and Cremation 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.
TRAHAN -- Cecile Teresa Trahan, beloved wife of Yvon, of Calgary, passed away January 18, 1998 at the age of 66 years. As well as her husband, she is survived by their children, Helene Bonnell (Mark) of Calgary, Yvon Trahan (Connie) of Vancouver, and Mary-Ellen Daae of Calgary; one grandson Scott Bonnell; a sister Doreen Wickhorst of Edmonton; and other relatives and friends. Cecile was predeceased by two daughters, Jeannette in 1957 and Simone in 1976. Cecile was born in Athabasca and raised in Edmonton. She married Yvon in 1952, and together started their lives in Edmonton. His work took their journey to many places across Canada including Brandon, Quebec City, Montreal and Drumheller, until retiring to Calgary in 1987. Cecile loved to read and was a talented artist. She was a devoted wife and mother, and will be deeply missed. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at PIERSON'S FUNERAL HOME, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., this evening, Tuesday, January 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1307 - 14 Street S.W. with Rev. Jesus Timajo, Celebrant. Cremation will follow. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
WARE -- Geoffrey Windsor passed away peacefully on January 16, 1998 at the age of 70 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Violet and his sister Betty. Geof is survived by his loving wife Melba who he married June 29, 1950. He is alsosurvived by his sister Aline Lambie; and his children, Heather (Rolly) Baker, Shelley (Dwight) Homister and Michelle (Fred) Rosmanitz; grandchildren, Mike and Geof Eastland, Chad and Ryan Baker, Julie, David Matthew and Ashley Homister, Kristie, Dayna, Andrew, Kevin and Jason Rosmanitz. Geof had many interests but his most important one was his family. He was happiest when surrounded by his loving family. Geof will be sadly missed but always remembered. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), this evening, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Greg Wooley officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500 Station S. Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2. As a tribute to Geof, Leyden's Funeral Home will make a donation to the Alberta Lung Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
WOOD -- Lily Josephine (nee Cantwell) passed away on January 15, 1998 at the grand age of 97, after celebrating a long life filled with love, kindness and caring for others. Lily was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 20, 1900. She was born into a largefamily of three brothers and nine sisters. After residing in various parts of England, she made her contribution to the war effort by serving soldiers in an Army Canteen in World War I. There, she met her future Canadian husband, Harold. She moved to Canada in 1919 as a war-time bride. After staying in Winnipeg for five years, Lily and Harold moved their four children west to Calgary in 1924. Together they started a family business called Wood's Leather Goods, which has become a paragon within the Canadian luggage industry. After Harold's death in 1954, Lily was the sole owner and operator of the store until 1991, when she finally considered retirement. The family business, which still thrives today, started out making show-harnesses for horses, and other handcrafted leather products. During World War II, they made flying boots and jackets for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Changing with the times, the business has matured into luggage sales and service. Lily is predeceased by her husband Harold, daughter Leatrice and son Ray. She is fondly remembered by her children, Gloria (Alex Bull) and Douglas (Elizabeth). Also left to mourn are daughter-in-law Elsie, and close friend Peter Bediz. Lily's memory will be cherished among her ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Residing in Willowdale, Ontario, Gloria has lovingly cared for her "mum" since 1991. The Wood family would like to extend special thanks to her and the staff of the North York Senior Health Centre in Toronto for excellence in care. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Thursday, January 22, 1998, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.). Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Friday, January 23, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. (304 - 18 Avenue S.W.) If friends so desire, donations can be presented in Lily's honor to The Arthritis Society, 105, 1301 - 8 Street S.W., Calgary, (Telephone: 228-2571). As a tribute to Lily, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a gift of remembrance to The Arthritis Society. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
DAVIES -- Olive May passed away at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home on January 28, 1998 at the age of 89 years. She was predeceased by her husband Howard in 1978. Olive is survived by three sons, Richard (Elaine) of Edmonton, Jack (Donna), Howard (Anne); daughter Dulcie (Bob) DiPaolo; brother Sonny (Isabel) Richards of Calgary; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was blessed with many friends; an outgoing person with a great sense of humour and loved played cards. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Cedars Villa Nursing Home for their kindness and wonderful care of Olive. A special thanks to Tina, Natalie and Madeleine of Shalem Manor. A Memorial Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7). As a tribute to Olive, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
de BRAKELEER -- Johanna (Ann) Barbier-de Brakeleer of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 26, 1998 at the age of 74 years. Memorial Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), today, January 30, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. John Wright officiating. Arrangements in care LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.