CLEMENTS: -- -Olivia (Lovie), of Calgary passed away on Christmas Day at the age of 84 years. Funeral services will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel 3220 4th Street N.W. on Wednesday,December 31,1997 at 10 A.M. 297-0888. Announcements to follow.
CONNELY -- Connely Sr. Robert (Bob), of Airdrie, formerly of Hamilton and Toronto, longtime member of R.W.D.S.U., passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, December 25, 1997 at the age of 71 years. He is the loving father of a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Jane of Toronto; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pat and Fred Van Witsen, Jill and Larry Yon, and Michele Connely, all of Calgary; three grandchildren, Kristoffer, Kelly and Tricia. Bob is also survived by three sisters and a brother. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. In living memory of Bob Connely, 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.
DAHL -- Hazel of Claresholm, Alberta, passed away on December 26, 1997 at the age of 100 years. Widow of the late Conrad Dahl. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Claresholm, Alberta on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Calgary, AB, Telephone: 403-228-4422; Claresholm, AB 403-625-3212.
DONALDSON -- Mr. Gordon Leon Donaldson passed away peacefully, December 26, 1997, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Gordon was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on November 1, 1930 and was raised in the town of Claresholm. He obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1952 and began his career as a Project Engineer involved with highway planning and construction in the province upon graduation. He went on to become a Senior Planner with the City of Calgary for several years before establishing a private land development consulting practice. During the last twenty years he continued to be active on a semi-retired basis in land development and real estate investing. Gordon was a deeply religious and charitable man with a special passion for the poor and the religiously persecuted. That personal ministry began in his home church where he started taking children to Sunday School in his Volkswagon bus and it eventually took on international proportions through the Gordon Donaldson Missionary Foundation to countries like India, Hungary, Romania, China, Estonia, the Ukraine and finally the former Russia. He packed shoe boxes with dry goods to send to African children for ten years, continuing that work up until only a few weeks ago. His compassion and generosity also involved an executive position with Internation Russian Radio and Television, an organization that transmits Russian language radio and television gospel programs it produces in Finland over several international radio stations into the former Soviet Union. His desire was to have the whole world know Jesus died for them and loves them. His loving memory will be cherished by his wife of forty-six years Marie (Osinchuk); four sons, Jim (and his special friend Zoe), Gerry (Janelle), Rob (Sharon) and Tim (Cindy); seven grandchildren, Jodi, Alanna, Nicole, Matthew, Rena, Austin and Carter; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan and Mackenzie; and a brother Terry (Barbara) of Comox, BC. He was predeceased by a son Andrew, a sister Doris, and by his parents, Martha and Ken. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the caring nurses in Unit 43 and to Drs. Braun and Herman at the Peter Lougheed Centre as well as the dedicated nurses in Unit 71 and Dr. Williams at the Rockyview Hospital. If friends so desire, contributions in memory of Gordon Donaldson may be made to the charity of choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888.
DRUMMOND -- Florence Elizabeth (Flo) Drummond (nee Richards) of Airdrie, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Friday, December 26, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Flo was born on June 19, 1914 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was the third youngest of eight children. Flo married Tom Drummond in 1936, living primarily in North Battleford, SK, before moving to Saskatoon in 1964. Following Tom's death in 1986, Flo moved to Calgary in 1987 to be closer to her two children, Donald and Joan. Flo is the loving mother of two children, Donald of Red Deer, and Joan and her husband Marcel Daoust of Calgary; three grandchildren, Leonard, Ross and Ryan Drummond of Red Deer. She is also survived by five sisters, Dorothy Richards of Regina, Irene Miller of Saskatoon, Mary Hotvedt of Abbotsford, B.C., Elsa Tackaberr'y of Edmonton, and Vi Marston of Elora, ON. Flo was predeceased by her husband Tom in 1986, her brother Herman Richards in 1992, and sister Ada Richards in 1997. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at a later date. In living memory of Flo Drummond, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044.
DUCHARME -- Raymond, beloved husband of Barb of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 49 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today, December 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
DYMOND -- Frances Geraldine (nee van Baal) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on December 26, 1997 at the age of 60. Fran lived for her family, friends and outdoor adventure. Her generosity, humor and passion for life will be greatly missed. Fran will be sadly missed by her loving husband Norm, with whom she traveled many happy trails. Fran was the beloved mother of son Robin (Dawn); and daughters, Caren and Pamela (Clinton) Reece; and Oma to Declan. Fran will be sadly missed by sisters, Cor Van de Wiel of Holland, Thea (Geert) Williams of Ontario, Mary (Pat) Mattei of British Columbia, Gerrie van Baal of Manitoba; and brother Wim van Baal of Ontario. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.), with Archbishop Barry Curtis officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8). As a tribute, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of Fran. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Calgary, AB. Phone: 403-228-4422; Claresholm, AB 403-625-3212.
HARTWELL -- Madge passed away at the Extendicare/Cedars Villa on December 27, 1997 at the age of 76 years. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1962 and her younger sister Velma in 1996. She is survived by her brother Ivor, and sister Lola. Madge will be sadly missed by her two sons, Phillip and Grant, both of Calgary; her grandchildren, Paul, Douglas, Andrew, Michael and Mitchell; her nephews, Craig, Brett, Gregory, Wayne, Rod and Fred; nieces, Tracy, Patricia and Susan. At Madge's request there will be no formal Funeral Services. Funeral and Cremation 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. A very special thanks to the staff at the Cedars Villa for their smiling faces and the friendly care they provided to Madge during her stay there.
HEFFERNAN -- Melinda (Mandy) Heffernan of Airdrie, AB, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, December 26, 1997 at the age of 9 years. Melinda is survived by her loving parents, Kevin Paul and Rachel; grandparents, Muriel Hope, Jim and Jerry Heffernan; as well as many relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB, on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jean Packwood officiating. Interment Airdrie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Melinda's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (The Alberta Chapter) No. 106, 223 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB. T2R 0G9. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.
HEYWOOD -- Mr. Robert Alan Heywood passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 26, 1997, at the age of 77 years. Robert is survived by two sons, Allan Heywood of Calgary, Alberta, and Michael Heywood of Devon, Alberta. At Bob's personal request, no Funeral Services will be held. In living memory of Bob Heywood, 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.
HILL -- Robert Dunsmore (Bob) Hill, born March 28, 1922 at Nanaimo, B.C., passed away at the Foothills Hospital December 27, 1997 with his beloved wife Laura at his side. Besides his wife Laura, he is survived by his dearly loved daughters of Sidney, B.C., Maureen Maxwell and Sheila Gray; and most loved grandson Nolan Gray; Laura's daughter Linda (Stan). He was predeceased by his brother Donald, and his parents, Joseph and Margaret Hill. Bob attended Balmoral School and also Crescent Heights High School. In March 1943, Bob joined the Calgary Street Railway as a street car conductor, then a bus and trolley driver. Robert retired March 22, 1977 after thirty-four years of service with badge No. 1. In 1993, Bob was the proud recipient of a gold plaque for fifty years as a loyal member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Calgary, Local 583. In his younger years, Bob was an avid bowler and participated in many other sports. One of Bob's greatest pleasures was his association with various trailer clubs. Funeral Services will be held at Centre Street Evangelical Church (4120 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (No. 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8), or the charity of your choice. As a tribute to Bob, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
HUNWICK -- James passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Extended Care Centre on December 27, 1997 at the age of 81 years. James will be fondly remembered by his wife of fifty-eight years Ethel; his children, Jennie (Steve) Rambeitz, Marion (John) Rodzinyak, and Carol McCallum; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his four sisters, Mary, Carrie, June and Edna; and one brother Arthur. Predeceased by his daughter Shirley Yvonne, and his sister Rosaline. James served with the Canadian Army in World War II with the 20th Battery, Lethbridge, and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. James will be sadly missed by his family and friends and will be remembered in their hearts forever. At James' request, there will be a Private Family Interment only. If desired, memorial tributes in James' name may be made directly to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Extended Care Centre, 722 - 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V7. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
KABEARY -- Alberta Ida Kabeary of High River, passed away at the High River Nursing Home on December 26, 1997 at the age of 91 years. She is lovingly remembered by her son Bill and daughter-in-law Barbara; her grandchildren, Tim (Blanca), Doug (Andrea), and Kerri (Loxley); and her ten great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 906 - 9 Street West, High River, on Tuesday, December 30 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, 200, 700 - 4 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2P 3J4. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222; 938-3111) Directors.