DeFAZIO -- Lillian Sylvia DeFazio passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on January 12, 1998 at the age of 76 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters and their families, Louise Miller of Calgary, and Marlene Benwick of Thunder Bay, Ontario; as well as four sisters. She is gone but her spirit and love of life will live on forever. At Lillian'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 -- Violet Hancock passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on January 26, 1998 at the age of 76 years. Violet will be lovingly remembered by her husband Charles (Chuck); 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 Vi'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.
HILDEBRANDT -- Fred Hildebrandt of Calgary was ushered to Glory, January 28, 1998 at the age of 80 years, after a brief illness. Fred and Emma lived at Chestermere Lake for twenty-four years before returning to Calgary in June 1997. Fred is survived by Emma, his loving wife and friend; two sons, Larry (Sharon) and Gerry (Cheryl); grandchildren, Michelle, Tyler, Joel (Julie) and their son Chance, Ryan, and Christi; sister Elizabeth; brother Jack; sister-in-law Barb; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Fred was born in Medicine Hat in 1917 and moved to Champion with his family to farm. He was united in marriage to Emma Rupp in February 1946. Fred and Emma moved to Calgary in 1947 where Fred pursued a career in Auto Body Mechanics. Before his retirement he owned Forest Lawn Auto Body, with his partner Stan Jensen. Fred's life was centered around his family and his church. He will be truly missed. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp (Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0). 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.
HISCOX -- Ronald Hiscox passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Eileen; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and wife Mariela, Gregg and wife Barbara, and Terrence; also granddaughter Lindsay; three sisters, Doreen, Norah, and Helen; brother-in-law Pat Patterson and wife Sue; nephew Carl Boyle and wife Martha; sister-in-law Barb Patterson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Windsor, Ontario, served five years in the R.C.A.F. and joined Prudential Insurance Co. of America in 1950, transferring to Calgary as Sales Manager in 1956. He enjoyed thirty years of employment and retired in 1981 at age sixty-one. Ron and Eileen loved to travel in their trailers and motorhomes. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 30, 1998 at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within Queen's Park Cemetery) at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald's memory to the Alberta Lung Association, No. 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1. Friends are invited to visit with the family following the Memorial Service, at Horizon Village Amenity Building at 58 Vandoos Gardens N.W. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
HOSZOUSKI -- Mary Louise Hoszouski (nee Evans) went to be with her Lord and Saviour on January 29, 1998 at the age of 84 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
IRWIN -- Charles Wilcox of Calgary, formerly of Drumheller, passed away in Calgary on January 27, 1998 at the age of 86 years. He leaves to mourn his passing, five children, Ann (Robert) Urch, Carol (Mac) Trapp, Sharon (John) Niven, Tony (Colleen) Irwin, Sandy (Leonard) Stringer; one sister Elizabeth (Lyda) Rodenburgh of Redcliff; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was predeceased by his wife Rosemary, brothers, Thomas, Jack, Clarence and Clifford. Funeral Services for Charlie will be held Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. from COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL. Interment to follow in the Drumheller Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL are in care of the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-823-2666.
JAYE -- Walter C. Jaye, beloved father of Dianne, Donna and Mureahl Jean, died suddenly early Thursday morning, January 29, 1998. He goes to join his wife Jessica who died in 1978. We join his companion Jennette Leslie and her family in loving remembrance. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation in Walter's memory may be made directly to the Confederation Park Senior Citizen's Centre, 2212 - 13 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 4P7. For Remembrance Service arrangements, planned for late next week, please contact Dianne Snider at 242-0340. Arrangements and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
KOROPECKI -- Katherine Koropecki passed away in Edmonton on Thursday, January 29, 1998 at the age of 92 years. Katherine was born in Skala, Borshehew, West Ukraine on April 23, 1905 and immigrated to Canada in 1930 to live in Edmonton. In 1932 she married Stephan Koropecki and moved to Rosedale, Alberta in 1934. She was a very ambitious, progressive business woman. In 1939, Kay and Steve opened the Capital Grocery Store and happily served their customers until 1960 when they moved to Edmonton to enjoy a long retirement. Baba, as she was affectionately known to her beloved great-grandchildren, was an exceptional cook and avid gardener. Her happiness was baking bread and cakes and sharing these with friends and neighbours, along with the fruits and vegetables from her garden. Her profound love and selfless devotion to her family will remain our guide and inspiration. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Jeanne Skytt; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Garnet Goertzen), Suzanne (Bruce Schmidt), Jeffrey (Shari Needham) and Lola; great-grandchildren, Brent, Blaine, Anna-Lise and Shae-Lynn; numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Ukraine. She was predeceased by her husband Stephan, sons-in-law, Holger and Richard Skytt, and brother Anton Klapouschak. Funeral Service Saturday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. at PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Very Reverend S. Semotiuk officiating with Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Edmonton District Unit, Centre 111, 11842 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5G 0E1. PARK MEMORIAL LTD., Funeral Administrators and Directors (The Chapel on the Boulevard). Telephone: 1-403-426-0050.
KULAS -- Milan (Mike) passed away suddenly at his home in Regina, Saskatchewan on Sunday, January 25, 1998 at the age of 56. He was born in Sveti Marko selo, Perusic, Croatia. He is survived by his mother Marica Kulas; seven brothers and sisters, Jojkan Kulas, Roza Kulas, Marica (Tony) Valentic (Kulas), Pave Kulas, Nada (Joe) Bicanic (Kulas), Dragica (Mike) Mesic, and Ivica (Cathy) Kulas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Milan was predeceased by his father Jure Kulas, his brothers, Nikola and Milan Kulas, and his sisters, Mandica and Dragica Kulas and Ankica Vlajnic (Kulas). Milan moved to Calgary in 1966, later moving to Regina. His friends and family will remember him as a kind and generous man who thought of others before himself. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), this evening, January 30, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at the Croatian Catholic Church (14675 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.), on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Domin Vladic, Celebrant. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to CARRITAS c/o the Croatian Catholic Church, 14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E., Calgary, AB, T2J 6Z3). As a tribute to Milan, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to CARRITAS. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
LEPKA -- Garry Dennis Lepka, a resident of Blind Bay, B.C., passed away in Salmon Arm, B.C. on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the age of 56 years. He will be missed by his wife Cheryl, their children and many friends. The Service will be held at BOWERS FUNERAL HOME (440 - 10 Street S.W., Salmon Arm, B.C. Telephone: 1-250-832-2223) on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. In memory of Garry, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
LEWIS -- Mrs. Hanna Petrina Lewis, of Calgary, originally of the Brant district, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, on January 28, 1998 at the age of 80 years. Hanna is survived by her cousins, Mary Bartholomew, Vancouver and Bill Christofferson, Blackie; as well as numerous other cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Twist Lewis, her sister Annette Heseltine and her brother Karl Christofferson. Funeral Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River, on Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Hanna's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors.
LOACH -- Angie Loach, beloved wife of Stan Loach of Calgary, passed away at her residence on January 27, 1998 at the age of 44 years. Angie was born on July 31, 1953 and grew up in Dawson Creek, B.C. Angie was married to Stan on June 29, 1973 and resided in Kamloops, B.C. until they moved to Calgary in 1983. She enjoyed passing on her crocheting creations to her family and friends. Angie had a good sense of humor and was always playing jokes and pranks on friends and co-workers. Her smile and sense of humor will be missed by all. Besides her loving husband, Angie is survived by a son Joe; a daughter Tina and son-in-law Craig; grandson Zachary; granddaughter Sammy and her mother Lisa. She is also survived by her parents, Winnona and Harold; two brothers, Dan and Dennis; and two sisters, Judy and Debbie. Angie is also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, January 30, 1998 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with the Dr. Roland Feltmate of the North Hill Church of the Nazarene officiating. In living memory of Angie Loach, 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.
MARTIN -- Rose (Emmerson) Martin. Rose passed away peacefully on January 29, 1998 at 2:00 a.m. in Calgary at the age of 97 years. Rose was born November 8, 1900 at Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba. She leaves to mourn, two daughters and two sons-in-law, Iris and Hartwell Anholt, Beryl and Ron Fridfinnson; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, four brothers, her husband Bill in 1948, daughter Geraldine in 1978, daughter Vera in 1990, also sons-in-law, George and Cecil, and by her second husband Walter in 1990. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 - 15 Avenue S.W. on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Victor Kim officiating. Cremation will follow with cremated remains to be interred in the family plot in The Fertile Valley Cemetery at Conquest, Sask. at a later date. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Central Park Lodge, 1813 - 9 Street S.W., Calgary T2T 3C2 or the charity of the donor's choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
McLEAN -- Margaret (Marg) McLean, beloved wife of Don McLean of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at the age of 74 years. Margaret was born in Toronto on December 12, 1923. She was married in 1943 and together with her husband, raised a family in Guelph, Ontario, until they retired and moved to Calgary in 1985. Margaret was actively involved with the Dalhousie Mennonite Community Church, as well as Calvary Baptist Church in Guelph, Ontario. Besides her loving husband, Margaret is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Lynn McLean; a daughter and son-in-law, Marney and Bill Burchill; seven grandchildren, Mark, Paul, Scott, Matthew, Brian, Amy, and Stephen, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Art Jones of Cambridge, ON; and a brother Grant Webber of Waterloo, ON. Funeral Services will be held at Dalhousie Mennonite Brethren Community Church (5511 Baroc Road N.W.), today, January 30, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. Ron Toews officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan, 2739 - 49 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 3X9. In living memory of Margaret McLean, 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.
NEUFELD -- Mrs. Irma Neufeld passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on January 26, 1998 at the age of 75 years. Beloved mother of Hans and Willy, Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband Willy Neufeld on June 23, 1996. She was born in Bonn, Germany and came to Canada in 1951 to Coaldale, Alberta and to Calgary in 1956 and resided in Calgary since. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, February 2, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. As a tribute to Irma, 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.
NIEMAN -- Mr. Eugene James Nieman of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Auxiliary Hospital on January 28, 1998 at the age of 77. He is predeceased by his loving wife of fifty years, Helen Nieman. Eugene was born in Medicine Hat on May 11, 1920. Eugene and Helen moved to Calgary with the family in 1957. Eugene was a loving husband, father and grandfather with an impish sense of humor. He will be sadly missed by all. Eugene is survived by his four sons, Ronald Eugene (Donna) Nieman, Thomas Elmer (Sylvia) Nieman, Dennis Keith (Mary) Nieman, Gary Wayne (Mary) Nieman; and his twelve grandchildren, Jim, Susan, Brian, Brenda, Chris, Cathy, Jodi, Kristi, Scott, Stephanie, Brad and Glen; and his brother Elmer (Madge) Nieman of Medicine Hat. Funeral Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 - 23 Avenue N.W. on Monday, February 2, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Vincent officiating. The family wishes to express its thanks to the staff and nurses at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital. Eugene thought of the staff and nurses as part of the family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1W4. In living memory of Eugene Nieman, 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.
O'BRIEN -- Mrs. Hannah Aline O'Brien, beloved wife of the late George D. O'Brien, passed away January 27, 1998 at Qualicum Beach, B.C., at the age of 91 years. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. this evening, Friday, January 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Willow Park Chapel, 940 Acadia Drive S.E. on Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Calgary. Telephone: 403-235-3602.
ONESKI -- Fred Oneski, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Mary Oneski, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 27, 1998 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his sons, Dean, Dwayne and Terence; grandchildren, Jason, April, Andrew and Scott; brothers, Bill and Peter. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. 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.