FAIRBANKS -- Stewart Joseph, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 22, 1997 at the age of 35 years, while playing hockey, a game he loved. After completing his MBA one and half years ago, Stew was employed at Trans Canada Energy and taught a management course at the University of Calgary. He was looking forward to finishing his PhD. He loved coaching his hockey team and sharing time with his family, at their many activities. Stew is survived by his best friend and wife, Debbie; and his beloved children Riley, Shea, Grady and Hayley. He is also survived by his parents, Ev and Joe Fairbanks; brother Cal; sister Pam and Marc Bonneau; nieces, Claire and Christine; and his Grandma Vena, all of Calgary. He will also be missed by his in-laws, Joan and Norm Clark of Millarville; and sisters-in-law, Cindy and Jim Roberts of Calgary, Carole and Leroy Goodreau of Pincher Creek; and brother-in-law Bob and Mary Ann Clark of Victoria. Jamie, Samantha, Carley, Brett, Keegan, Josh and Sarah will also miss their Uncle Stew very much. A celebration of Stew's life will be held at Lakeview United Church (3023 - 63 Avenue S.W.) on Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Melvin officiating. Donations may be made in Stew's memory to Glenlake Minor Hockey Club, c/o Linda Wigelsworth (5744 Lodge Crescent S.W., Calgary,Alberta T3E 5Y7). In living memory of Stew Fairbanks, 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.
FUCHS -- Robert Carl (Bob). On December 20, 1997, Robert Carl (Bob) Fuchs of Chestermere, Alberta passed away at the age of 57 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Millie of Chestermere, Alberta; a sister Jean (Kirby) Eastwood of Edmonton; four nieces, Shelley, Desiree, Debbie and Darlene; three nephews, Michael, Troy and Brett; his extended family, Andy (Brenda) Bilon, Mary (Gary) Hewitt and Jenny (John) Phillips; also many cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry in 1987 and Johanna in 1994, also one brother Ted in 1971. Prayers will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6770 - 129 Avenue, Edmonton on Friday, December 26, 1997, at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Anthony Gonsalves, OFM will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton T5M 0H9 or the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 9707 - 110 Street, Edmonton T5K 2L9. THE FLORAL CHAPELS, CONNELLY-McKINLEY LTD., 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-422-2222.
GULAMHUSSEIN -- Yashina Gulamhussein passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 21, 1997 at the age of 37 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre (4623 - 11 Street N.E.), today, December 23, 1997 at 12:00 noon. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. In living memory of Yashina Gulamhussein, 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.
HENSON -- Mr. Thomas William Henson, beloved husband of Mrs. Jeanne Henson of Claresholm, passed away at the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital on December 20, 1997 at the age of 86 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Claresholm United Church, today, December 23, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Claresholm, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212.
HUBKA -- Rudolf Emmett "Rudy", beloved husband of fifty-eight years of Mrs. Buelah Hubka of Carmangay, passed away December 20, 1997 at Carmangay, Alberta at the age of 81 years. Prayers will be said Friday, December 26, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Champion. Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 352 - 50 Avenue West, Claresholm, with Rev. Daniel Stevenot, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the family plot, Carmangay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Rudy's memory could be made to The Little Bow Auxiliary Hospital, Box 160, Carmangay, AB T0L 0N0, or the charity of your choice. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633.
JENSEN -- J. Carl passed away peacefully after a very fulfilling life on December 21, 1997 at the age of 86 years, joining his beloved wife, Anna Marie, where they will be together forever. He is the loving father of Sven (Ruth), Osa (John "Bud"), Alice (John), Paul (Verna) and Eric (Michelle). Carl is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and his brother Johannes in Denmark. The family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital and at the CareWest Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital. A Celebration of Carl's life will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Carewest Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital (6909 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P8). 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.
KELLY -- Ruth Doris, passed away quietly at the Victoria General Hospital on December 20, 1997 at the age of 83 years. She was born at High Bluff, Manitoba on June 28, 1914. She was predeceased by her daughter Nora on September 21, 1975, and was married to her surviving husband (Robert Harry Kelly) on October 29, 1933. She is also survived by three sons, Robert (Barb), Jim (Rose) and Michael, all of Victoria; also two sisters, Helen Knott (Reg) of Calgary and Grace Beck (Jack) of Summerland, B.C.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother-in-law James A. Kelly (Jean) of Calgary; and two sisters-in-law, Mamie Wilkins (Lloyd, deceased) of Lethbridge and Helen Wilkins (Jim, deceased) of Gabriola Island; and many nieces and nephews. She spent most of her life in Calgary and for the past thirty years enjoyed her winters with her husband in California. She was a long-term member of the Glencoe Club in Calgary and sang in the Calgary Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. She and her generous nature and likeable spirit will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at SANDS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, on Tuesday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, a donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated. SANDS of COLWOOD "A Tradition of Trust" 1-250-478-3821
LUFT -- Ethel of Calgary, passed away in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), today at 1:00 p.m. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
LYALL -- Mrs. Kathleen Helen Lyall of Calgary, passed away the Sarcee Auxiliary Nursing Home on December 21, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
MACK -- (nee Zimmerman). Mary of Calgary passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on December 21, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, December 28, 1997 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (640 - 19 Avenue N.W.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Irek Bem, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 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.
PACKER -- Mrs. Marie Theresa Packer (nee Schwipple), passed away at the George Boyack Nursing Home on December 19, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Marie was born June 5, 1908, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was an avid bowler with the Chinook Golden Age Club. Marie enjoyed traveling throughout the province with her friends, participating in bowling tournaments and was very proud of her accomplishments. She was the loving mother of two sons and a daughter-in-law, C. Gordon and his wife Corinne, and Keith Garry, all of Calgary; two grandchildren, Susan and her husband Bryant Petkau, and Terry Lynn and her husband David Schmidt; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Taryn, Erica, Eden and Evan. She is also survived by a sister Anne Sullivan of Winnipeg. Marie was predeceased by her parents, and a sister Emma Haywood. Funeral Services will be held at George Boyack Nursing Home (1203 Centre Avenue East), on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert William Simms of Rosedale United Church officiating. Special thanks to the caring staff at the George Boyack Nursing Home and special friend Hilda Martin. In living memory of Marie Packer, 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.
RICHARDSON -- Florence Richardson passed away at her residence on December 20, 1997 at the age of 99 years. Florence is the loving mother of Doris Holtskog, Rose Lillico and Rosemary Richardson. Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 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.
RISLER -- Mr. Francis (Frank) Robert Risler, beloved best friend and husband of Mrs. Kimberley Risler of Innisfail, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 20, 1997, at the age of 34 years. Frank was born May 11, 1963, in Lethbridge and moved to Calgary in 1965. He later moved with his family to Crossfield and attended school there, as well as Airdrie. After high school, Frank moved to Fort MacMurray for six years where he apprenticed as an industrial electrician. Frank and Kim were married in 1985. In Calgary, Frank enrolled in the Industrial Instrumentation Technology Program S.A.I.T. Following his graduation, he began working for Amoco Canada at the Crossfield gas plant. In 1995, he was transferred to Innisfail. Besides his loving wife, Kim, Frank is survived by a son Anthony, age eight; and four daughters, Brittany, age nine, Laurissa, age seven, Mattison, age four, and Eden, age eighteen months; and his sister-in-law Brandy Paris. He is also survived by his parents, Bill and Dene Risler of Crossfield; and his mother-in-law Elsa Jackson and family; as well as Robert Jackson; two brothers and two sisters and their families, Jim of Airdrie and his sons, Greg and Brad; Maureen and Terry Parkinson of Courtenay, B.C. and their sons, Bill and Michael; Rick and Jennifer Risler of Olds and their daughters, Staci, Jillian and Danielle; and Linda and Tony Backs of Crossfield and their family, A.J., Jayden and Chelsea. Funeral Services will be held at Innisfail Baptist Church (5204 Woodland Road, South of 37 Avenue, Innisfail), today, December 23, 1997, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Garry Francis officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Crossfield Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Child Find Alberta, 101, 424 - 10 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V9. In living memory of Frank Risler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-948-1100.