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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

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STORDY -- Mr. Lyman Morris (Spud) Stordy beloved husband of Mrs. Ann Stordy of Calgary, was called Home to the Angels on January 31, 1998 at the age of 80 years. Spud is lovingly remembered as a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Besides his loving wife, Spud is survived by a son Dennis of Calgary; and a daughter Marilyn Bowie and her husband Kevin Collins of Langley, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Shanda, Sean and Troy; brother John L. Stordy, his wife Mary and family of Moncton, New Brunswick; and his sister Kathleen, her husband Syd Fulton and family of Edmonton. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan D. Derksen officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of their choice. In living memory of Spud Stordy, 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.

SUMMERS -- Mary Anne, "Anne" Courageously, Anne Summers, 63, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 1998, at the Rockyview Hospital after a brief struggle with bowel cancer. Anne leaves to grieve, her husband and companion of nearly forty years, Edward Summers, her loving daughter, Susan Summers, with son-in-law Paul Wierzba and granddaughter Catherine, her loving son, Steven Summers, with his dearest friend Mariangela DePalo. Anne also leaves to grieve, her brother Warren "Tip" Henderson, sister-in-law Betty Henderson, and niece Debbie Henderson, all of Forestburg, Alberta. Anne will also be missed by numerous other friends and family. Anne was an inspirational wife, mother, and grandmother. Her unselfish, tireless devotion to her family will be remembered, cherished, and held forever in the hearts of those she leaves behind. A Chapel Service for Anne will be held on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Fee and Sons Funeral Home in Killam, Alberta. A Graveside Ceremony will follow at the Hastings Coulee Cemetery near Forestburg, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial contributions in Anne's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Bowel Cancer Research Division, 215, 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2.

TIDSBURY -- Terri-Jo, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on February 1, 1998 at the age of 33 years after a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis. She is the beloved daughter of Ken and Dani; sister to Brenda and Scott; and dedicated aunt to Jordan and Tait. She is also survived by her grandmother Margaret Tidsbury; as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including her very dear and supportive friend, Melvina. Terri-Jo was predeceased by her younger sister Jodi in 1991. Terri-Jo graduated from high school in 1980 and attended Henderson College of Business. She worked as a secretary for a number of years and was very active as a model. She was runner up for Miss Calgary in 1987 and went on to pursue other interests. Terri-Jo was intimately involved with expanding her life's journey through spirituality. She also enjoyed the special times with her niece and nephew. Terri-Jo enjoyed nature and music and loved to read. She inspired the lives of those she touched by her brave and determined spirit. Terri-Jo will be forever remembered for her incredible warmth and compassion. A Celebration of Terri-Jo's life will be held at St. David's United Church, 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W. on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. John Griffith officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Calgary Chapter, 512, 206 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 0W7. Due to Terri-Jo's love of nature, a tree will be planted in memory of her in Fish Creek Park. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care, kindness and consideration shown to Terri-Jo from Dr. Mody, Dr. Rabin, Dr. Simon, the CF team and the nursing staff at Foothills Hospital. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.

TOD -- Margaret Tod passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at the age of 77 years. She was closely predeceased by her husband Scott in 1996. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Liz; grandchildren, Ailsa, Jean and Fiona; as well as her sister Elizabeth in St. Leonards, England. She will also be missed by her many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Centennial Presbyterian Church, 103 Pinetown Place N.E. on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ken Oakes officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. Arrangements and Cremation are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

TUCKER -- Eden M. On January 31, 1998, Eden Tucker passed away at the Redwater Hospital after a brave struggle with Amyotrophic Latsral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Eden was a gentle Christian lady who was active in St. Peter's Anglican Church in Calgary, also teaching Sunday School at the Tsuu T'ina First Nations St. Barnabas Church. Eden is survived by her husband John; children, Deborah (Terry) Bird, grandchildren, Amelia, Mary-Lee of Hinton; John (Laverne), grandchildren, John, Jennifer of Fort Saskatchewan; Hilary Taylor of Edmonton; Allison (John) Lamoureux, grandchildren, Roland and Andre of Lamoureux; and Chris (Lynda), grandchildren, Kyndra, Zackary of Sooke, B.C. Eden is also survived by her sister Elaine of Belleriver, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews. Riverview Funeral Services in charge of Cremation. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church in Fort Saskatchewan at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 6. "Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me; I took his hand, when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play; Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found peace at the end of the day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy; A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don't lengthen it now with undue grief; Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now. He set me free." In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lou Gehrig's Society, 8503 - 171 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 0C7.

WATSON -- Dorothy (Dode) M. Watson of Calgary, passed away after a lengthy illness in the Bethany Care Centre on February 2, 1998, at the age of 85 years. Dorothy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest George and Isabelle; two grandchildren, Roxanne Carlson and Rick Watson; and six great-grandchildren, Graig, Laura and Danielle Carlson, Matthew, Brandon and Shane Watson, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a brother Ralph Hewson of Smith Falls, Ontario. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Albert on February 3, 1983. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, February 6, 1998, at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.H.G. Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Church, officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2. In living memory of Dode Watson, 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.

WATSON -- William (Bill -"Curly") passed away at the Carewest Glenmore Park on February 3, 1998 after a brief illness in the Foothills, Rockyview Hospitals and Carewest Glenmore Park. Bill is survived by his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Catherine Mary (Hays) and his sister Elizabeth (Betty) Boden in Victoria, B.C.; three sons, E.H. (Bud) Watson (Margaret), Donald Watson (Doreen) of Calgary, Hayden (Bill) Watson (Jan) of Oregon, U.S.A.; and daughter Terry Blasetti (Guy) of Calgary; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and three sisters-in-law in his large extended family. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother Harold Watson and a granddaughter Diane.. Bill was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, May 1, 1907 and moved to Calgary in 1909. He was raised in Bridgeland and went to Stanley Jones School. "Curly" as he was best known, started in the plumbing business in 1927 with Trotter and Morton Ltd. and was in the first class of plumbers to go through the Alberta Apprenticeship and Trade School and received certification NO. 1 for tradesmen in the Province of Alberta, in 1930. On October 18, 1930, he married Catharine Hays and for the next sixty-seven years they raised and guided their large family. In 1954 Bill and his two sons and Bob Worden purchased Trotter and Morton Ltd., of which he was president until retirement in 1972. "Curly" is a Past President of the Calgary Construction Association, the Calgary and Alberta Mechanical Contractors Association. In 1994 Bill was presented with the Ted Walden Trophy by the Construction Association for his outstanding contributions and dedication to the Calgary Construction Association. He was a member of the Foothills and Downtown Kiwanis Club where he has over forty years of perfect attendance and devoted thousands of hours to service in the club and in particular to the building of Kamp Kiwanis. Bill had the wonderful ability to see good in everyone he ever met and trusted everyone he was ever in contact with and in return they all trusted him and showed only their best side to him. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on Unit 112 at the Foothills Hospital and also Unit 74 at the Rockyview Hospital and especially One East of the Carewest Glenmore Park for their concern and care, and a very special thank you to Dr. Peter Thornton. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate the life of Bill (Curly) on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lukes Catholic Church, 1566 Northmount Drive N.W. Father Bill Trienekens, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family request that you give to your favorite charity or to One East of the Glenmore Park Hospital or C.R.H.A., Home Care Services unit. Funeral and cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

WETHERALL -- On Saturday, January 31, 1998, Shirley Wetherall slipped gently and peacefully into God's loving embrace, rejoining her loving husband, Fred Wetherall and her beloved parents, Lilian and Charles Orman. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), today, February 4, 1998, at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lorraine Hartry of Knox United Church officiating. We would especially like to thank Dolores and Doreen for being there to wish Mom "Bon Voyage". Also thanks to the nurses and doctors on Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital who made a difficult farewell easier with their warmth and care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Y.W.C.A. of Calgary, 320 - 5 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0E5. In living memory of Shirley Wetherall, 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.

WETSCH -- Frau Marie Marquart (nee Mitzel), beloved mother of Marie Laboret-Haxton and husband Roy, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at the age of 102. She is predeceased by her treasured son, Adolf Marquart, in 1956. Frau Marie was born of German decent in Strassburg, Russia on July 15, 1895. She attended school in Odessa in her early years and after her mother's passing, was sent to further her education in Austria (1912). On returning to her homeland, she taught kindergarten and later married. In 1923, at the request of her dying husband, she brought her two children to Canada. Her strength, faith and never-ending courage eventually brought her to Calgary. Our Grandmother will be cherished by her grandchildren, Bryant Laboret and wife Kathy, Marilyn Habash and husband George, Cheryl Laboret, Dorothy Laboret and husband Bruce MacDonald, Carrell Laboret, Darrell Laboret, Kenneth Marquart and wife Theresa, Dorothy Cocks and husband Doug. She will be fondly remembered by her fourteen great-grandchildren, and also all of the Wetsch family. "You gave so much to others, Grandma; you embodied the true meaning of life in all you did and of those whose hearts you touched." "Life is only real when it is being spent for others. This is the wisdom of love." Thank you, Grandma, for the gift of you. You will be deeply missed but carried in our hearts forever. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Sisters of Providence for their prayers and support, and the excellent care given by Father Lacombe nursing staff. Friends and family are invited to a Prayer Service at Father Lacombe Nursing Home, 332 - 146 Avenue S.E., on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerald's Catholic Church, 8944 Elbow Drive S.W., on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements and cremation entrusted to HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel." Telephone: 299-0111.

WHITE -- Beatrice Florence of Langley, B.C., passed away peacefully at Langley on January 26, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Born at Exshaw, Alberta on July 17, 1908 and a resident of Calgary until 1970. Bea was predeceased by her husband Ernest and a stepson Arthur. Survived by four daughters, Irene (Richard) Wood, Joyce Hackett, Margaret Hughes, Lynn Patterson; stepsons, Gordon (Joan) White, Robert (Mabel) White; and lovingly remembered by Stanley (Elsie) Pilkington of Calgary. Funeral Service was held at Surrey, B.C. on January 29, 1998. Rev. Kayy Gordon officiating.

WILLIAMS -- Irene M. (nee Crooks), 62, of Burnaby, B.C., passed away on January 30, 1998 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her husband John; sons, Ken, Jeff and Greg, their families; and many friends. "We will miss the joy of Irene." No Service or flowers by request.

WILSON -- Catherine Smith Wilson of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Monday, January 2, 1998 at the age of 80 years. She is the loving mother of two daughters, Patricia Serediuk (Tom), Catherine Mushet, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Craig (Nancy), Robert, Heath, Patrick; and one great-grandson, Quenten. She is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Smith of Calgary, also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert in World War II, two sisters, Flora and Sadie and a brother John. Private family services will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3G2). As a tribute to Catherine, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.

PALFREY -- W. Arthur "Scotty" Palfrey passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at the age of 90 years. Art was born in Devonshire, England on May 15, 1907 and came to Calgary as an infant with his family. He returned to England in 1934 to play ice hockey, eventually heading north to Glasgow, Scotland where he played hockey and worked for British Telephone Department until returning to Calgary in 1956. Art is survived by his loving family, daughter Mai (Jensen) Ponath, Calgary; granddaughter Ingrid and husband Glen Kindellan; grandsons, Dean and wife Robyn Jensen, Calgary, Glenn Jensen, Surrey, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Warren Kindellan, Langley, B.C., Taylor and Nicole Jensen, Calgary. Scotty is also survived by his loving companion and best friend, Madeleine Vermunt; her son Raymond (Debbie) Vermunt; and daughter Lorraine (Gordon) Stangness; and Madeleine's six grandchildren. Three nieces, Beverly Palfrey, Audrey Ashworth, Fairmont, B.C. and Donna Gale Neidig, Surrey, B.C. He was predeceased by his wife Jean in 1981 and five brothers and one sister. Art worked for A.G.T. until his retirement in 1972 and was a member of A.G.T. Pioneers Association. He was an avid fan of hockey, golf and baseball and enjoyed his evenings of bridge with Madeleine and friends. A kind and gentle man, he was respected throughout his life by all who knew and loved him. Since 1981 Art lived at Shalem Manor where he enjoyed many friendships and wonderful times. Many thanks to Tina DeVries at Shalem Manor for her kind friendship to Art over the years. A Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 11:30 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100

PHILIPSEN -- Elizabeth of Acme, Alberta, passed away on January 31, 1998. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Beiseker, Alberta. Memorial Tributes may be made to Lupus Canada, Box 64034, 5512 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 6J1. Funeral arrangements in care of SUNSET FUNERAL SERVICE, Linden, AB. Telephone: 546-3903

PIPER -- Marilyn "Joyce" of Calgary passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, January 31, 1998 at the age of 57 years. Joyce was born the youngest and only daughter of three children to Kenneth and Hilda Piper in Lethbridge on November 7, 1940. The family moved to Calgary shortly after her birth and settled in the Sunnyside area. She graduated from Crescent Heights Senior High and shortly after joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After serving for about five years, Joyce left the Air Force to have her daughter Jacqueline. The family continued to travel and live in places such as Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Oklahoma before once again settling in Calgary. For the past five years or so she was a Commissionaire for the Calgary General, Peter Lougheed and Children's Hospitals. Although she revolved her life around her daughter Jacqueline and granddaughter Lorelei, Joyce still found time for her handicrafts and sewing. She was a caring loving person and a godsend to her mother in her failing years. Joyce was taken from us suddenly but the memories will always be there. She is the loving mother of Jacqueline Schram of Calgary. Besides her daughter, Joyce is survived by a granddaughter Lorelei Schram of Calgary; two brothers, Dick Piper and wife Carol, Fred Piper and wife Joan, all of Calgary; also numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Hilda Piper. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at LEYDEN'S " Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. R.H.G. (Grant) Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 5C7). As a tribute to Joyce, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.

RAMEY -- Audrey Blaine, 66 years. Audrey passed away peacefully at home on January 28, 1998 after a short battle with cancer. She was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, but spent much of her life in Victoria, British Columbia. She moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1987 and remained there until her death. Audrey leaves behind three children, sons, Alan and Darrin, and a daughter Lori; and four grandchildren, all of British Columbia. Audrey requested that there be no Funeral or Church Service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Those who knew her, will deeply miss her. Those who loved her, always will.

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