WILLIAMS -- Mrs. Adelene (Dolly) Nicena Williams passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre, Calgary, Alberta, on December 17, 1997 at the age of 73 years. Funeral Services will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) today at 3:30 p.m. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 403-228-4422.
BURKHART -- MAREN ELIZABETH BURKHART, born December 13, 1986 in Calgary, only daughter of DEBORAH BURKHART and MICHAEL BROADHURST. Passed away in a coma December 4, 1997. Maren was an exceptional child, happy, intelligent, and uncomplaining, who reveled in the joy of having two homes and two loving parents. Maren missed one day of school due to illness during her life, and then got sick last Saturday, hurting with all the symptoms of influenza. After a weekend of being treated for flu, she waited over two hours in emergency untreated before asking to be taken home, in pain. The next day she received blood tests and was at last admitted to emergency, after which she was operated on for a ruptured appendix, and placed in a general ward because the intensive care unit was full. Twelve hours later she was diagnosed with septic shock, and died shortly after. Maren was the apple of the eye of her mother, father, and step-mother Patti Broadhurst. Maren loved her peculiar family; three sets of grandparents; Charlotte and Donald Burkhart of Rome, New York; Dorothy Broadhurst of St. Albans, England, (from where Grand-dad Charles Harold Broadhurst is already helping Maren in her transition to her new life); and Pat and Rose Holowachuk of Nanaimo, BC; her brothers and sisters, Merilee Brockway of Canmore; Matthew and Christopher Broadhurst of Victoria, BC and Patrick and Sara Dickinson of Nanaimo, BC; as well as her real and adopted uncles, aunts and cousins in England, Quebec, New York, Ontario, Alberta and BC; and her niece, baby Sarah in Nanaimo, BC. Maren loved life, and enjoyed every type of activity from swimming to soccer; horse riding to hiking; computers to playing cards. She was kind, caring, a joy to be around, frequently willing to help, and seldom ever complaining. The puppies and parrots at Mum's; and the activities and learning at Patti and Dad's; with love from all around, gave her a secure, but unique childhood. Last Friday, she played cards with Daddy and Patti, and laughed at beating us before retiring well for the last time. How someone who lived so short a life could fill others with such an overwhelming sense of loss, cannot be imagined. Maren had attended Ecole Holy Name and Sacred Heart Elementary Schools, where she was nurtured by caring teachers, principals and support staff. Four weeks ago, Maren reluctantly went to see West Island College, a private junior and senior high school on Blackfoot Trail. After viewing the school, she determined she wanted to go there. Learning would continue to be fun. The following day she took the entrance examinations, and the day after her death, we learned that Maren had been accepted. An endowment fund is being set up, to enable a qualified, promising, but needy child to attend this school. In lieu of flowers you are invited to make donations to "The Maren Burkhart Scholarship Fund at West Island College" in care of the Rotary Club of Calgary, 622, 304 - 8 Avenue SW, Calgary T2P 1C2. The family will hold a private prayer service. A celebration of Maren's life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 11, 1997, followed by interment at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 403-297-0711. "She was my North, South, East and West, My workday week, and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song, I thought that love would last forever, but I was wrong." W.H.Auden
CASTELLA -- Mr. Ejler Max Castella long time resident of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the age of 87 years. Over the years, Ejler was active in the Red Deer Community, having served several years on the Red Deer and District School Board as well as teaching school at Central Junior High retiring in the early 1970's. He also served on the Canadian Mental Health Board and served on the church board and board of Camp Kuriakos. Ejler and Eva bought their beloved cottage at Half Moon Bay after retiring from teaching, and they enjoyed many wonderful summers there. He is survived by his three loving daughters, Lorna (Gary) Clement of Dickson, Alberta, Carol Payne of Kamloops, B.C. and Phyllis (Doug) Gillanders of Calgary; his grandchildren, Bret (Sharee) Clement of Airdrie, John Payne of Manhattan, Kansas, Jason Payne of Kamloops, B.C., Tara Gillanders of Calgary and Chris Gillanders of London, England; he is also survived by his sister Edith Castella of Calgary; and his brother Melvin Castella of Standard, Alberta. Ejler was predeceased by his loving wife, Eva in 1993. Funeral Services will be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 40 Holmes Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Robert Mayan officiating. Interment will follow in the Dickson Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to Camp Kuriakos, Box 372, Bentley, Alberta T0C 0J0. Arrangements in care of EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone: 1-403-347-2222.
CHASE -- Robert Perley (Bobby) Chase, of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 1997 at the age of 62 years. He is the loving father of a daughter Erin Jill of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Weldon, Max and Joyce, all of Fredericton, N.B., Buddy and Shirley of Calgary, Alberta; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Joan Coates of Fredericton, N.B. and Maxine and Mac Campbell of Nackawic, N.B. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Raymond Hinchey and Rev. S. Alan Schoolley of the United Church of Canada officiating. 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 Bobby Chase, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
DARDIS -- Thelma Lorette (nee Benson), beloved wife of Bill (Wilf) Dardis, died of cancer at the Rosedale Hospice on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 60 years. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 8, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Alex MacLennan and the Rev. Kevin Lynch, OFM and the Rev. David Crosbie, OFM Celebrants. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3J3. Special thanks from our families to the very caring "family" at Rosedale Hospice. In living memory of Thelma, 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.
DONG -- Mr. Dick Ying Dong, beloved husband of Mrs. Susan Dong of Calgary, passed away on December 5, 1997, at the age of 69 years. Dick was born in Canton, China in 1928. He immigrated to Canada in 1951, residing in Lethbridge and most recently in Calgary. Dick was an entrepreneur and business man who owned and operated numerous restaurants. He enjoyed life to its fullest. He was a loving father, with his family being his focus of attention. He followed his heart by giving unselfishly to others. Dick will be greatly missed by his family. Beside his loving wife, Dick is also survived by his children, Martha Dong and Jeff Phipps, Arlene and Wade Howells, and Eileen and Darcy Gukert, all of Calgary; as well as a granddaughter Madison Howells. He is also survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters. Dick was predeceased by his parents, and a brother. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. John C.K. Mak officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Dick Dong, 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.
DUKE -- Patricia Helen. Pat passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, around 12:30 a.m., December 4, 1997 after suffering an unexpected and acute cardiac episode on the evening of December 2. Born in Crandall, Manitoba on March 16, 1919, she was raised on the Prairies and later studied nursing at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where she received her R.N. While in Ottawa she met and married Ronald L. (Ron) Duke and moved to Banff in 1945, living there ever since. Pat was a true mountain person with a great love of the outdoors, where she found peace, beauty and inspiration. Imbued with a strong sense of service, Pat came into contact with many people during her years as a nurse at the Mineral Springs Hospital, and through her volunteer work in the community with various groups, including the United Church, and the Banff Senior's Association. Pat will be greatly missed by her children, Jim (Lois) Duke of Calgary and granddaughter Natasha; Kathy (Reid) Campbell and grandchildren, Forrest, Michael and Jean of Invermere; and Dave (Deborah) Duke and granddaughter Jenna of Vernon; as well as many others near and far. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 1997 at Rundle Memorial United Church, 302 Buffalo Street in Banff. Flowers are gratefully declined, however, donations in her name may be made to the Rundle Memorial United Church, Box 1086, Banff T0L 0C0, or the Banff Senior's Association, Box 2194, Banff, T0L 0C0. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
KAYTER -- John Andrew passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at the age of 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Noreen. John will be missed by his five daughters, Faye-Marie Kayter, Donna-Mae (Jim) Harvey; Barbara-Joan Miller, Cathy-Anne (Jim) O'Connell and Laura (Jack) Maetche; eight grandchildren, Chad (Erinn) Sehn, Wayne (Susan) Berglof, Dawn (Brian) Williams, Gary Berglof, Jason and Jared Miller, and Hannah and Sarah Maetche. He also leaves to remember him, his brother Martin (Delores) Kaytar and their three children. John's friends, Hanne and Glenn Mason will also miss him. A Memorial Service will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., (within Queen's Park Cemetery), on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Prescott Burrill officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in John's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
KROMM -- Fred Kromm, beloved husband of Anne Kromm of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Besides his loving wife, Fred is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ernest, Elmer and Sharon of Smoky Lake, Alberta, James and Kim and Allan and Donna of Calgary, Alberta; four grandsons, Danny, David, Jeff and Chad. He is also survived by a sister Ester Hogan of Drayton Valley, Alberta; and a brother Conrad of Calgary. Fred is predeceased by two sisters. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Pastor Jack P. Hetzel of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Fred Kromm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575.
MAGEE-ROBERTSON -- Majorie Geraldine Magee-Robertson (nee Wallace), beloved wife of Mr. Harvey Robertson of Calgary, passed away at home on December 6, 1997 at the age of 68 years. Marjorie was born on June 29, 1929 in Dodsland, Saskatchewan. Her education began in Stranraer, Saskatchewan where she attended from 1935 to 1941, then moving to Rosetown, Saskatchewan and attended school at St. Joseph's Convent from 1942 to 1944. Marjorie moved to Calgary in 1945 and began attending St. Mary's Girls High School which she graduated from in 1947. In the early 1960's she started working for Air Canada until she retired. Besides her loving husband, Marjorie is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Linda Magee of Fort McMurray; as well as her husband Harvey's family, Lori and Gary Maetche of Calgary, Diane and Greg Gorzitza of Claresholm, Jim and Carol Robertson of Lethbridge, Barry and Grace Robertson of Spruce Grove, and Shelly and Garth Beck of Yellowknife; as well as eleven grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Keirn and Myrtle Wallace, Maxine Campbell, Marlene and Ted Curtis, and Stephen and Marlene Wallace. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Convent (219 - 19 Avenue S.W.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens of St. Lukes Catholic Church, Celebrant. In living memory of Marjorie Magee-Robertson, 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.
MALSBURY -- Dorothy Malsbury, passed away December 6, 1997 at the Bethany Care Centre at the age of 96 years. Dorothy was born in London, England in 1901 and moved to Calgary with her family in June of 1912, and has resided here since. She was a longtime member of the Hillhurst United Church, and Past Noble Grand of Esther Rebekah Lodge No. 1. Dorothy worked as a secretary at Burns Foods for thirty-five years, at the Glenbow Foundation and at the Hillhurst United Church. She also spent many hours volunteering at the Kerby Centre. Dorothy is survived by her brother Tom and Kitty Malsbury, of Vancouver; her niece Ruth Leavitt, of Calgary; great nieces and nephews and their families, Karen and Bill Rice, of Peace River, Richard and Vicky Clark, of Lethbridge, Susan Rodominski, of North Carolina, and Ron and Ann Clark of Kelowna, BC; and other relatives and friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her brother Reg Malsbury and sister Ethel Clark. A heartfelt thanks is extended to the nurses, doctors and other staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre and the Bethany Care Centre for their loving care of Dorothy during her stay. Relatives and friends may visit at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Bowness Road N.W., on Thursday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Karen R. Holmes, officiating. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
MITCHELL -- Mr. Francis Carvel Mitchell, beloved husband of Anne of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 1997 at the age of 63 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8. In living memory of Francis Mitchell, 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.
POWELL -- Ronald Ross Powell of Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly on November 28, 1997 at the age of 60 years, while in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a devoted, loving husband, best friend and partner to his wife Doreen, and proud father of his two sons, Bradley and Ryan. He also leaves behind brothers, Russell (Jocelyn) of Calgary and John (Gail) of Toronto; two god-daughters, Myra Ripley and Sheena Galvin; as well as many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Calgary on January 1, 1937 and grew up in this city where he made numerous deep and lasting friendships and where his compassion and love for people was demonstrated in his choice of career, his active volunteer commitments and his dedication to his family. Ron obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology in 1960 from the University of Idaho, his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta at Calgary in 1963 and his Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration in 1978 from the University of Calgary. Ron began his career with the Calgary Board of Education in the classroom teaching math and science. Shortly after joining the Board, Ron took a leave of absence to participate with the Canadian government in an overseas educational initiative, spending two years in Jamaica teaching at a Teacher's College in Bethlehem, an experience he never forgot. Later he served as Assistant Principal in several High Schools including Sir Winston Churchill and Ernest Manning. During his thirty-two year tenure with the Calgary Board of Education, Ron led a series of challenging administrative assignments. As Ron was involved in the lives of thousands of students and cared for them so deeply, he chose to spend his last few years in Henry Wise Wood High School instead of the boardroom. Following his retirement in 1994, Ron began his consulting career in geology and education. As a geological consultant he has traveled to well-sites from Rainbow Lake to Brooks. As an International Educational consultant for the World Bank, he was on his second assignment in Sri Lanka. Volunteering in the community was also an extremely meaningful part of Ron's life. He was a Past Master of Zetland Lodge No. 83 AF & AM, the 32 Degree A & ASR, the Royal Order of Scotland and was a member of the Alazar Temple Shrine. The Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and Canadian Red Cross were two of his favorite volunteer organizations and he appreciated the hands-on difference these organizations make in Calgary. Ron's other passions included gardening, tennis, basketball, country and western music and gourmet cooking. In 1996, Ron and Doreen began a new chapter in their lives, traveling to Sri Lanka where Ron began the first of his educational consulting assignments on behalf of the World Bank, to improve school administration and vocational training standards in that country. This assignment provided the opportunity for Ron and Doreen to travel extensively throughout India and Asia. Together they walked on beaches, explored ancient temples, rode elephants and "lived in the moment". A Memorial Service celebrating Ron's life will be held at Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive S.W. on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Alan Schooley officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if friends so wish, a donation in Ron's memory may be made to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, the Salvation Army or to their charity of choice. In living memory of Ron Powell, 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.
PROZNY -- Ada Elizabeth Prozny passed away at the Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, on December 5, 1997 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by four sons, Eugene A. (Leone), Maurice W. (Polly), Alfred T. and Arthur W.; grandchildren, Paul, Sharon, Matthew, Tanya, Wanda, Gerry, and Darren; as well as two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick R. Prozny who passed away in Banff in July 1974. A Memorial Service will be held at the Banff Senior Centre, upstairs, 107 Bear Street on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Burial of the urn will take place, with her husband, in Mountain View Cemetery, Banff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: Calgary, 297-0711; or Banff, 1-403-762-3433.