VIOLINI -- Suddenly at his residence in Ottawa, Friday, January 9, 1998. John Violini age 57 years. Beloved husband of Eleanora Tyl. Cherished son of Dorothea (Fantin) and the late Fredinando Violini. Loving father of Laurie (Heron Chatterjee), Allen(Tracey Perron), Marc, Jay and Natasha Demarcq (Paul Robichaud). Lovingly remembered by his granddaughter Jenna Chatterjee. Dear brother of Theresa (Bernard Ceady), Rita, Cecilia (Fred Kubista), Leo (Kay), Maria (Rod MacIsaac), Louis (Glynnis), Michael (Gail Lonergan) and Jeanette (Gregg Norman). Son-in-law of Ludmilla Tyl. Also survived by his brother-in-law Rick Tyl; nineteen nieces and nephews, and thirteen great-nieces and nephews. Friends may pay respect at the KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 2370 St. Joseph Boulevard, Ottawa, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Thursday to Divine Infant Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11:45 a.m. Cremation to follow. In memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation appreciated.A Memorial Mass will be held in Calgary on Thursday, January 15 at St. John's Church, 412 - 10 Street N.W. at 10:00 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation appreciated.
WHITE -- The family of Anne White announce with sadness her passing at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie on January 9, 1998. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-nine years, Morton White, also residing at Bethany Care Centre. She will alsobe missed by her three children, Morton of Sarnia, Alex of Calgary and Glenda of Toronto; two daughters-in-law, Grace and Valerie; and four grandchildren, Carla and Lora in Ontario, and Kyle and Ashlie in Calgary. Anne was born in 1908 in the Oakner district of Manitoba where her two brothers, Walter and Stewart Riddell still reside. She maintained a life-long love for the people and the area of her childhood. As a young adult, she moved to Winnipeg where she resided for over thirty years. While raising her children, she was also active in various church choirs and in her community. In 1962 she moved to Calgary. In her later years, she derived great pleasure from opening her home to children, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She brought to those gatherings her love of music, her sense of fun and warmth of her love. A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary at Southwood United Church (10690 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Alan Schooley officiating. Following Cremation, Graveside Services will be held in Hamiota, Manitoba on January 16, 1998. If desired, Anne's family would appreciate donations in her memory to assist in the creation of a "Wandering Garden" at the Bethany Care Centre, 1736 - 1 Avenue N.W., Airdrie, AB T4B 2C4. Her gentle soul will live on in the hearts of all she loved. In living memory of Anne White, 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.
ARCHAMBAULT -- Rita Arlene of Calgary, formerly of Blackie, Alta., passed away at the Bethany Care Centre, Calgary on January 1, 1998 at the age of 85 years. Rita is survived by her daughter Lorraine (Jim) Williscroft; and her son Stanley (Fran) Archmbault, all of Calgary; and her grandchildren, Rob, Michelle and Don, David, Gerald, Ken and Betty. She is also survived by four sisters and brothers. She was predeceased by her husband Eli on July 13, 1975. Rita and Eli operated Rita's Coffee Counter at Blackie from 1946 until 1974. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, High River, on Tuesday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m., the Very Rev. Father Patrick Cramer, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Rita's memory to the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary T2N 1C6. Rita's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Level Eight, M.D.E. at Bethany Care Centre, Calgary. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222 or 938-3111), Directors.
BISCHOFF -- Mrs. Joyce Noreen Bischoff (nee Torgrimson) left us peacefully in the arms of her loving family, January 2, 1998. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Joyce is survived by her husband Nickolas; sons, Clayton (Patty, Chris, Lind), Barry, Brian and Russell. Joyce is also survived by her brother Mancel (Ruth, Daryl, Don, Ron). Joyce always took great pride in everything she did, from her job at Shaugnessy High School to her passion for doll collecting. With her husband Nick, she was active in various antique car clubs in Calgary. Joyce was especially fond of hosting friends and family in her home. Anyone who ever enjoyed her hospitality knew of the genuine caring and love she had for those around her. With her simple, unselfish, giving and outpouring of love, she touched everyone she met. Joyce will be fondly remembered by all. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, January 2, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Tom McLaughlin officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens (17 Avenue and Garden Road S.E.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2). Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
BOARDMAN -- Mr. Arthur Boardman, beloved husband of Mrs. Doris (Dot) Boardman of Calgary, died peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at the age of 98 years. He had been in failing health for some time. Arthur will be loingly remembered by his family and many friends both in Canada and England; especially by his dearest Dot, his wife of seventy-five years; his daughter and son-in-law Shirley and Geoffrey Haigh; his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Joan Boardman; his seven grandchildren, Judy, David, Susan, Stephen, Richard, Michael and Philip; his six great-grandchildren, James, Kate, Robert, David, Charlotte and Elizabeth; and his two surviving sisters in England, Edna and Mary; as well as nephews and nieces. Arthur was the gentlest, kindest, most generous and affectionate of men, and we will all miss him very much. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place, N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 4Z3. In living memory of Arthur Boardman, 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.
COLBURN -- John (Jack) Currie Colburn passed away on January 1, 1998 at the Glenmore Auxiliary, due to his injuries sustained from an accident on October 7, 1996. He is survived by three daughters, Lana (Pat) McCann, Rita (Brian) Iversen, Connie (Denis) Pelley; devoted son Lance and special friend Madeline. He was predeceased by his wife Anna (Jones), his parents and his sister Bonnie Bennett. Jack was born on January 5, 1929 in New Waterford Cape Breton where he worked as a coal miner until June, 1955 when he moved his family to Alberta. He was an employee with Western Canada Steel in Calgary and then had various jobs doing construction until 1994 when he took early retirement. Jack is survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one nephew Freddie (Julie) Colburn of Victoria, BC; and a niece Sharon (Carl) Godfrey of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Special thanks to Dr. Stinton, Allan, Vera and the staff at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary 2 West for all the support and care given to our father. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Southern Alberta Brain Injury (P.O. Box 5471, Station A, Calgary, AB T2H 1X8). Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dawn Nelson officiating. Inurnment at a later date. 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.
COLLINS -- Mr. Paul Francis Collins of West Vancouver, passed away on Christmas Eve, 1997 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Jolanta (Frankowska) and devoted father of Peter, Kevin (Marilyn, Shanda and Troy) of Vancouver, Noreen Cameron (Gerry), Stfan and Mark of Kamloops, and Michael (Kathy) of Calgary. Dad will be lovingly remembered and missed as a patient and loving father, a friend and a devoted husband.
COPPS -- Mrs. Marie Adeline (Lena) Copps (nee Olivier), beloved wife of the late Mr. Theodore H. Copps, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie on January 2, 1998 at the age of 90 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Lke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), today, January 5, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens and the Rev. Frank Feldmann, Celebrants. Graveside Service at Queen's Park Cemetery. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie for the outstanding care given to Marie. In living memory of Marie Copps, 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.
DOWEY -- Thelma Fauna (Gram) passed away suddenly on December 31, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband of forty-seven years, Joshua, on June 24, 1982, and grandson Jeff Champagne on August 2, 1981. She is survived by her daughters,Karen Dowey and Faye Kerrison (Jack); and grandchildren, Shelley Metzner (Bill), Brad Champagne (Debbie), Michelle Campbell, Mary Jane Kerrison (Keith Brady); and great-grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Myles, Stephanie, Brittany, Samantha and Kendra. Mrs. Dowey had moved to Granum, AB in August and made many special friends. She will be deeply missed by her family and those who knew her. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 7602 - 22A Street S.E., Calgary on Monday, January 5, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Fire Relief Fund, c/o Town Office, Granum, AB, T0L 1A0. As a tribute to Mrs. Dowey, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. will make a donation to the Granum Fire Relief Fund. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Claresholm. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212 or 228-4422.
ELLERBY -- Johathan Wray Ellerby, beloved husband of Mavis, peacefully went to be with his Lord in Mesa, Arizona on January 1, 1998 at the age of 68 years. Wray is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Mavis; daughter and son-in-law, Shawna and Rik Lepp; and son and daughter-in-law Blaine and Wendy; and his granddaughters, Marin and Nicole Lepp, and Rachel and Robyn Ellerby who dearly loved their Papa and he them. He is also survived by brothers, Albert (Elaine), Veteran, AB, John (Donna), Sylvan Lake, AB; sisters, Lillian (Bob) Anderson, Three Hills, AB, Ruth (Joe) Price, Veteran, AB, Mary (Mike) Taschuk, Glendon, AB; sister-in-law Lois (Larry) Steinly; sister-in-law Irene (John) James, Eston, SK; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Wilbur and Grace Ellerby, brother Ben, father and mother-in-law, John and Helen Stein, nephews, Leslie Price and Tim James. Wray was born at Throne, AB on October 3, 1929, received his schooling there and farmed in the Throne area for several years. He graduated from Full Gospel Bible Institute in Eston, SK. Wray married Mavis Stein on March 12, 1960 and they enjoyed a loving relationship for nearly thirty-eight years. They lived in Calgary for twelve years, the moved to their acreage in the Symons Valley area where they have enjoyed living for the past twenty-five years. Wray worked for MacCosham Van Lines, becoming manager of warehousing and distribution until his retirement in 1991. He delighted in his retirement, working around the acreage and restoring antique tractors. Together, Wray and Mavis especially enjoyed going out in their RV in the company of family and friends. When Wray passed away, they were beginning their seventh year of winter vacationing in Mesa, Arizona, having just arrived there on December 30, 1997. From these times many new and wonderful friendships were formed. As a young boy, Wray accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Although he had many joys in his life, the most important thing to him was to love, serve and honor the Lord, in every aspect of his life. Since 1959, Wray has served faithfully in many capacities, including Deacon and Elder in the Downtown Full Gospel Church. He truly believed in the value and importance of summer Bible Camps and gave himself to leadership in that area. He was chairman of Southern Alberta Full Gospel Bible Camp for the past six years. Wray will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and by all who knew him for his kindness, integrity, godliness, love, helpfulness and wisdom. He was a gentle man. Psalm 37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delights in his way." Funeral Services will be held at Downtown Full Gospel Church, 917 - 14 Avenue S.W., on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southern Alberta Bible Camp or to Veteran Camp. Cheques payable to Full Gospel Church designated Wray Ellerby Memorial Fund. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
HENDERSON -- Margaret Rosemary (nee Kinsman). On January 2, 1998, Mrs. Margaret Rosemary Henderson of Edmonton, passed away peacefully at the age of 66 in the presence of her family, after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Margaret was born Jly 22, 1931 in Edmonton and grew up in the Forest Heights area of the city. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1949 before working for the City of Edmonton. She married Basil on August 28, 1954. She was a full-time mother to four children and a loving grandmother to six grandchildren. She loved travelling, the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping with her family, which more recently included her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother Annie Rose in 1960, and her father Thomas William in 1967. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Basil; son Ronald (Karen) and children, Lindsay and Thomas of Edmonton; son Douglas (Margaret) and children, Samantha, Marshall and Grayson of Medicine Hat; son Gregory (Arleen) and daughter Mycaela of Bashaw; and daughter Carla (Dave) Cole of Edson. She is also survived by her sister Vera Kinsman of Red Deer and brother William (Bill) Kinsman (Norma) of Edmonton; several nieces and nephews, and also many relatives in England. A Memorial Service in celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Ottewell United Church, 6611 - 93A Avenue, Edmonton, with Rev. Clark Saunders officiating. At Margaret's request, Private Cremation and Interment will follow at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. van Wijngaarden and the nurses and staff of the General ICU (3A1) at the University of Alberta Hospital. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute (11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T2G 1Z2) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H9). HAINSTOCK'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 1-403-440-2999.
JENSON -- Celia May, "May", of Nanaimo, BC, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on December 29, 1997. Predeceased by her husband Robert Allen Jenson in 1989. She will be sadly missed by her son Randy (Vioa); daughters, Lynn McKay and Wendy Ewing (Ron); and grandchildren, Christina, Ronnie and Bobby. No Service by request. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice. MOUNT BENSON FUNERAL HOME Telephone: 1-250-754-6811.
KIRTON -- Thomas Richard Kirton of Claresholm, Alberta, passed away on January 2, 1998 at Claresholm. Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (4079 - 1 Street West, Claresholm), on Monday, January 5, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Barett Scheske officiating. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Claresholm. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212 or 1-800-883-7702.
LEESON -- Marjorie Eileen Leeson of Didsbury, Alberta passed away January 3, 1998 at the age of 78. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 1998 from from the Knox United Church, Didsbury, Alberta with Reverend Malcolm Profitt officiatig. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Didsbury, entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 403-335-4773.
MacINNES -- John Malcolm MacInnes passed away peacefully in his home on December 30, 1997. He is predeceased by his brother Mel Hickey; mother Kathryn Pearl MacInnes and father Charles Parnell Hickey. He is survived by his sister Patricia Anne (Cliff Robertson of Calgary; a sister-in-law Donna Hickey and niece Pam of Edmonton. John served with the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II and was decorated with the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. John was born and raised in Calgary. He was a past President of the High Y Mountaineers and enjoyed hiking and camping in his younger years. John was employed by the City of Calgary, Purchasing Department for over thirty years. He retired in 1986 as the Director of Purchasing and was a member of B.SAM for many years. John will be sadly missed by all his adopted grandchildren, Joseph and Jesse Anderson, Eric, A.J. and Ayla Veldhoen, Sean, Adrianne and Marie Lynn Grigg, Christian Chiasson, Idris and Sam Mercer, Richard, Evan, Lucas and Ryan Veldhoen, their families and all his friends. He touched all our hearts deeply. Many thanks to Unit 82, Nurses, Staff and S.A.R.G.E. of the Rockyview Hospital and his home care provider, Pauline Geoffrion, for their care. Funeral Service at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Tuesday, January 6, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the S.P.C.A., 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary T2E 6T6 or The Salvation Army, 1408 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B9. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
NORTH -- Darrell (Dan) Austin North of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at the age of 77 years. A Memorial Service will be held at the Bowness Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 238, 138 Bowness Centre (off of Bowness Road at 79 Stree N.W.), on Monday, January 5, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Darrell's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Phone: 216-5111.