SITKU -- Mr. Istvan Steve Sitku, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Sitku of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on December 28, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 71 years. Steve was born in Nyiradony, Hungary on July 3, 192, moved to Calgary in 1957 and has resided here since. Throughout his life, Steve was an exceptional craftsman who designed and assembled fine furniture with the Tresco Desk Company until his retirement in 1988. Steve was a member of St. Istvan Men's Society of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, as well as a faithful parishioner of longstanding of the Church. Besides his loving wife Maria, Steve is survived by his sister Anna Ander of Calgary and his cousin Andrew Vajta and his wife Helen of Edmonton; as well as relatives and friends in Hungary and in Calgary. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, January 1, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Istvan Zachfalvy, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Steve Sitku, 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.
SKOW -- Aase Agnes passed on to be with the Lord on December 27, 1997 at the age of 88. Every life has its beginning and its end. With this in our minds and in our hearts, her children, Ruth Gerlitz, Eleanor Higgins, Ray Skow, and spouses, would liketo take this time to share with all their friends and family their loss and their peace at the passing of their mother Aase. Those who went before her were her dear husband Ingemann (Inky) Skow, and her brothers, Ole, George and Edward Hanson. Those she leaves behind are her siblings, Eric Hanson, Elsie Christensen, Ruth Peterson, Gertrude McDougal and Ann Millar; nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Aase was born on November 21, 1909 in Dalmous, Denmark. At the age of eighteen, she immigrated to Canada and resided in Redvers, Saskatchewan. Here she met her partner in life and began her family in Calgary and surrounding area. Funeral Services will be held at Sharon Lutheran Church, 210 - 10 Avenue N.E., on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert C. Moland officiating. "Every day shared with the ones we love Is a gift to be thankful for." Memorial tributes may be made directly to Sharon Lutheran Church, 210 - 10 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 0W9. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
SPILLER -- Rolla Cecil (Cec) Spiller of Cochrane, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Thursday, December 25, 1997 at the age of 85 years. He is the loving father of a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Lucille Spiller of Devon, Alberta; a daughte and two sons-in-law, Gail and Dick Kent of White Rock, B.C., and Tom Kelter of Calgary; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Grace in 1993, an infant son and daughter, and daughter Carol Kelter in 1990, two brothers, Wayne and Bob, two sisters, Afton McPherson and Ethel Robertson. Funeral Services will be held at the Bethany Care Centre, Cochrane (302 Quigley Drive), Cochrane, Alberta on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dave Pahl officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Society, 302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, Alberta, T0L 0W4. In living memory of Cec Spiller, 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.
STAGER -- Iven Morris passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 27, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Iven is the loving father to Del (Diane), and grandfather to Colin and Ryan. He is also survived by his sister Viola Fisher. Iven is predeceased y his wife Lois in December 1984, and his son Wayne in September of 1991. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Calgary Community Living Society, 202, 501 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2S 0C7. 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.
TENNANT -- Lieutenant Colonel Tennant, C.M., O St J, E.D., C.D., former Commanding Officer of The Calgary Highlanders, former City of Calgary Alderman and Calgary Businessman, passed away at 4:00 a.m. on 29 December, 1997 at the age of 84 years, beloed husband of Joyce Tennant, Calgary; dear father and father-in-law of Craig Tennant, Canmore, Alberta and Wayne and Pam Tennant, Vancouver, BC; dear grandfather of Justin and Jessie Tennant and Bradley, MacKenzie, Stephanie, Nicoli and Samantha. He is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law, William and Nora Tennant, Lethbridge, Alberta; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Annie Tennant, Lethbridge, Alberta, Claudia Tennant and Tan and Bud Parslow, Calgary andZeda and Charlie Smith, Bermuda; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Petillon and Nora Tennant. Services will be announced later by LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
WADDINGTON -- Doris Evelyn (volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, Life Member of the Preston Br. 126 Royal Canadian Legion, volunteer for the Red Cross, former member of the Afterglows and a longtime member of the St. John's Anglican Church Choi), peacefully at St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, ON, on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Waddington; loving mother of Garry Waddington and his wife Cheryl of Forest, ON, Randy and his wife Gabriele of Calgary, AB, Cheri Naylor and Jim Kelly of Mississauga, ON, Barbara and her husband Larry Johnston of Kitchener, ON; cherished grandma of Stephanie, Victoria, Patrick and Samantha; sister of Celia Brown of Ottawa, ON, Greta Coates of Sussex, NB, and the late Madeline McEwen, and the late Bud McEwen. Loved daughter of the late Charles Percy and Ethel Regina McEwen. Doris will be remembered by her family and friends for her strength and gentle determination, devotion to family, cheery outlook on life, her sense of humour and her industrious community volunteer work. Thanks to the staff at St. Luke's Place who cared for Doris with gentleness. Special thanks to her dear friends, Dorothy and George Poore, whose friendship and support will be cherished by Doris and her family. Friends will be received at the BARTHEL FUNERAL HOME, 566 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON, Wednesday, December 31, 1997 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held January 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, 567 Queenston Road, Cambridge, ON. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau, ON. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
YOUNG -- James "Jim" Young of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Nursing Home on December 28, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Jim was predeceased by his wife Edna on December 17, 1996. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Betty ad son-in-law Gordon Russell; his grandsons, Michael and Gordan; and by numerous other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, January 1, 1998 between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends desire, donations may be made to donor's choice. At Foster's Garden Chapel's annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Jim. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
ALLEN -- Margaret Flora. It is with great sadness that on December 22, 1997, Margaret Flora Allen of Calgary, formerly of Edmonton, passed away quietly at the Foothills Hospital after a very short illness. Her loving husband Henry; daughter Margaret;son-in-law Gary Webster; grandchildren, Brent and his wife Glenys, Jeffery and Janice; as well as many nieces and nephews, will sorely miss her. Margaret will also be missed by the many friends who knew her through the years with her bright smile and always being there to lend a helping hand. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Friends who so wish may make donations directly to the Foothills Hospital Trauma Unit, 1403 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 2T9 or to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, T2G 3G2. 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.
BAKSA -- Mr. Paul Baksa passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on December 26, 1997 at the age of 94 years. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Baksa; stepson Charles Siklodi; four grandchildren, Kalman Herbath, Margaret Herbath, obert Siklodi, Vincent (Maureen) Siklodi; one great-granddaughter Kendra; as well as numerous relatives in Hungary. Paul was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth in 1987 and daughter-in-law Sharon in 1997. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, January 1, 1998 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Jacques Funeral Home on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Istvan L. Zachfalvy of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church officiating. Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Queen's Park Cemetery. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
BANKS -- Dorothy May (nee Harding), passed away on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at the age of 98 years. She was born August 22, 1899 in Shropshire, England. Dorothy's family homesteaded in the Olds area when she was fourteen. She taught school from the ne room school house and later the normal practice to substitute teaching in more modern schools in Calgary until her retirement. With an indomitable adventuresome spirit, she became involved in the United Church Missionary Society, the Calgary General Hospital Auxiliary, the Calgary Zoo, the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association and was inducted into the Olds College Hall of Fame in 1993. Dorothy loved music, so having accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour, she is now relishing the heavenly music. She will also be remembered for her insatiable desire to learn, her positive attitude and sense of humor. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Sandi Landymore and Susan Banks. "Muggy", as she was affectionately dubbed by her grandchildren, Jim Landymore (with two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Rochele), Ken Landymore (with great-granddaughter Baylee), Steven Landymore and Sharilyn Landymore, will also be joyfully remembered by each one. Dorothy has two living brothers, Hugh Harding of Victoria, and Kenneth Harding of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, as well as many wonderful nephews, nieces and their children. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Rowland and Nellie Harding, two sisters, Joyce as a baby, and Elsie in 1984, as well as her husband Dr. Bligh Banks in 1988. A celebration of Dorothy Banks' life will be held at First Alliance Church, 1201 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
BENKO -- Mrs. Agnes Marie Benko of Calgary, passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday, December 29, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Agnes was born September 25, 1918 in Raymore, Saskatchewan. Agnes is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Joan Benko of Calgary; two grandsons, Richard, Christopher and his wife Tanya, all of Calgary. She is also survived by two brothers and four sisters-in-law, Edward and Rita Lang of Saskatoon, SK, Fern and Frances Lang of Calgary, Anna Lang of Calgary, and Anne Lang of Regina; and two sisters and four brothers-in-law, Zita and Gabe Lang of Regina, Ella and Steve Kitella of Calgary, Joe Petro of Hamilton, Ontario, and Pat Hanlon of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1993, her parents, Max and Theresa Lang, and brothers, John, Charlie and Bill Lang, and sisters, Rose Petro and Marie Hanlon. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Thursday, January 1, 1998 at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W.), on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph's Section at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Sister Superior, Missionaries of Charity c/o Mother Theresa's Workers, 4737 - 44 Avenue, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A2. In living memory of Agnes Benko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.
CAMPBELL -- Evelyn Frances passed away December 28, 1997. Memorial Service will be held January 2, at Carewest Sarcee Chapel.
CLEMENTS -- Olivia (Lovie) passed away on December 25, 1997 at the age of 84 years to be with her loving husband Speed. She is survived by her son Brenton (Loretta) and their six children, daughter Shirley (Norm) Carter and their nine children, daugher Gloria (Wayne) Dale-Johnson and their five children, and her late daughter Doreen (Michael) Meyers' children. She is also survived by two nephews, many great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband Frank (Speed), her son Billy, daughter Doreen (Michael), brothers, Crawford and Courtney Scott, and a niece Edna. Lovie was born on January 31, 1913 in Calgary. She met Speed in 1927 and they married on May 8, 1930, enjoying sixty-five years together. Lovie's family was the centre of her life. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, being known as "mom", (nana) to many others as well. Her home was always open to those who knew her. Lovie was co-founder of Calalta Figure Skating Club and worked hard to bring indoor skating arenas to Calgary. She also spent many summers as dorm mother for the summer skating school in Kelowna. Lovie spent the past seven months living at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie to be near family. Her family and friends loved her a great deal and she will be sadly missed. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
DAVIDSON -- Marjorie Katherine Davidson passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospital on December 28, 1997, three days prior to her 87th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley Harris, her sister Emma Wakeford, and her grandson Gary Daidson. Her love and laughter will be greatly missed by her two sons and their wives, Frank (Shirley) Davidson, Jim (Mae) Davidson; five grandchildren, Linda (Bob) Carver of Strathmore, Cheryl (Ron) Ferguson of Three Hills, Wendy (David) Buck of St. Albert, Brenda Davidson of Calgary, Rob Davidson of Three Hills; nine great-grandchildren; brother Frank (Alma) Griblin from Vancouver. Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 1998, followed by a Memorial Service from the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church in Three Hills at 2:00 p.m. As per her request, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-443-5111.
DEAKIN -- Mrs. Helen Irene Deakin passed away suddenly at the Southwood Nursing Home in Calgary on December 28, 1997 at the age of 87 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Doug (Helen) and family of Calgary; her daughter Gail Lonsberry (Dnald) and family of Jasper and Kamloops; sister Kay McDonald of Victoria, B.C.; and younger brother Harold Stackhouse (Dorothy) of Edmonton. Born on June 18, 1910 on a homestead located near South Cooking Lake, Alberta. Helen took her elementary education at the Ministik Lake School, which still exists, and her Commercial High at McDougall, the Edmonton school which the late Percy Page made famous through his coaching of girl's basketball. In addition to raising and ensuring the best education available for her children, Helen pursued her love of bookkeeping, firstly at the Farmer's Union of Alberta, in Edmonton, and following the family's move to Edson in 1954, with Pattinson Insurance Services in Edson, Alberta, until her retirement in 1975. For so many years as she was able, Helen's passion was the promotion of family unity and the hosting of weekend get-togethers of family and friends at the Deakin residence in Edson. "Mom", you will always be remembered for your bright cheerful smile and your warm hospitality; not to mention those great "care packages" we inevitably took home with us after each weekend. Helen was predeceased by her husband Edward in March of 1980. Funeral Services for Helen Irene Deakin will be held at the Foothills Chapel of the EDSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5040 - 6 Avenue, Edson on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Les Halliwell officiating and Interment will follow in the family plot, Glenwood Cemetery, Edson, Alberta. The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring staff at the Southwood Nursing Home, Residence Association. Any desired memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Southwood Nursing Home, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1M9. EDSON FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Robert C. Joy, Director) entrusted with all arrangements. Telephone: 1-800-238-3462; 1-403-723-3575.