DANSIE -- Brandon Crown died peacefully at High River Hospital and Nursing Home on December 6, 1997 at the age of 65. Brandon's eight month courageous battle with cancer was an inspiration to family and friends alike. His sense of humour, enthusiasm and verve for life touched the hearts of everyone to the end. Brandon will be sadly missed and leaves a very proud family who feel privileged to have been able to share such a rewarding life together. Brandon is survived by his beloved wife Pickles, and sons, Ivan and Jeremy. He leaves to mourn his passing, brothers, Richard, Jacquot and Sam Dansie in the U.K.; nephew David Dansie and family in Zambia; niece Suzy Dansie in South Africa; sister-in-law Janny Burgess and family in New Zealand; also many wonderful friends in Canada and around the world. Brandon was born on October 28, 1932 to Ivan and Mary Cecilia (Tommy) Dansie in Nairobi, Kenya. He was raised and educated in Kenya, was a member of the Kenya Regiment and joined the Special Branch of the Kenya Police Force during the Mau Mau Emergency. Brandon worked for eighteen years with Coopers Agropharm in Kenya, and in 1976 immigrated to High River, Canada with his family. He spent another thirteen years with Coopers Agropharm in Canada until his retirement in September 1989. In January of 1990, Brandon joined Wegener Cabinetry & Woodworking Ltd. in High River. Brandon finally retired in 1995 to pursue his lifelong passion, working with wood, and gained a great reputation for turning "hockey stick bowls" on his lathe. He enthusiastically devoted time to the High River Rotary Club, loved fly fishing, and socializing with his family and friends. A celebration of Brandon's life will take place on Friday, December 12, 1997 at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel in High River at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the High River District Health Care Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue West, High River, T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222; 938-3111.
FINDLAY -- Naomi Louise Findlay (formerly Herbig and Davis), beloved wife of Tom Findlay, High River, died after a valiant struggle with cancer at the age of 87 years on December 9, 1997. Besides her husband, Naomi is survived by her daughters, Louise (Nels) Jacobsen, Olds, Alta., Muriel (Don) Hoover, Edmonton and Bobbi Scarlett, Calgary; her grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Parsons, Scott and Niki Hoover, Jodi Scarlett and Ryan Jacobsen; and her great-grandchild Nikko Parsons. Naomi was a nurse for sixty-five years at Olds and High River Hospitals and was dedicated to her causes such as the Ladies' Auxiliary to the High River Hospital, Cansurmount and Unifarm. Funeral Services will be held at the High River United Church on Saturday, December 13, at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Susan Lukey officiating. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Naomi's memory to the Ladies' Auxiliary to the High River Hospital, c/o Evelyn Walmark, 21 Pekisko Road, High River, T1V 1C6 or to Cansurmount, c/o Marie Callahan, Box 5118, High River, T1V 1M3. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222; 938-3111), Directors.
LADHA -- Mr. Abdulla Mohamed Ladha of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Monday, December 8, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre, (4623 - 11 Street N.E.), today, December 11, 1997 at 12:00 noon. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. In living memory of Abdulla Ladha, 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.
LERNER -- Terry, born May 1, 1939 at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, passed away suddenly on December 8, 1997, after heart surgery at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia. Loving and devoted father of Simon, Claire, and Ruth. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Betty Lerner, and his brother Harvey. He is survived by a sister, Lois Brackelmanns of Sherman Oaks, California and a brother Dennis of Calgary. A Memorial Service will be held at The First Memorial Funeral Chapel in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on December 14, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.
SEIDEL -- Mrs. Marjorie Jean Seidel (nee West) of Calgary, passed away peacefully into God's loving hands on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the the age of 57 years. Born August 21, 1940 in Cranbrook, B.C., she married Gilbert Seidel and moved to Calgary in 1962. She is survived by her loving husband Gilbert; her three daughters, Karen and special friend Dan McLafferty, Jean and Michael Seymour, and Linda; her three grandchildren, Allyson, Matthew and Lindsay Seymour; her brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Lynn West; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321 - 90 Avenue S.E.), Friday, December 12, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321 - 90 Avenue S.E.), on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Josef F. Schmelz S.A.C., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "Holy Family Cemetery" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Marjorie Seidel, 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.
VAUGHAN -- Yvonne Vivian Vaughan passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at the age of 57 years. Yvonne is survived by her children, Darwin of Calgary, Darrel and Cam of Oliver, B.C., Kim (Dean) Horvath of Calgary and Jacob Salkeld of Cranbrook, B.C.; as well her dear grandchildren, Davin, Jamie, Sheryl, Kari, Ashley and Dillon; and great-grandchildren, Austin and Hope. She is also survived by her dear friends, Donna, Shaunee, Mark and Mona. Yvonne was strong willed, independent with a generous heart and a wonderful sense of humour. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Private family Services will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 with Interment to follow. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Telephone: 235-3602.
WYNNYK -- John passed away peacefully on December 9, 1997 in Richmond, B.C. Born July 15, 1917 in Spadden, Alberta. Predeceased by brothers, Paul, Bill and George, and daughter-in-law Judi. Survived by his loving wife Judy; children, Corrine, Darlene (Al) Thomas, and Larry (Barbara); grandchildren, Kevin Bradley, Trevor and Niki; brothers, Nick (Nancy), Steve (Rosie), Joe (Mabel); and sister Ethel Mohler. John will be missed by many other relatives and friends. John served in the R.C.A.F. until he retired at the age fifty, then worked for Canadian Airlines until his retirement at age sixty-five. Prayers and Visitation will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the RICHMOND FUNERAL HOME, 8420 Cambie Road in Richmond, B.C. Mass will be held on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3150 Ash Street in Vancouver. Cremation with a Memorial Service to be held in Edmonton, Alberta early in the Spring of 1998. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in John's memory would be appreciated. RICHMOND FUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 1-604-273-3748.
ARCHER -- A Tribute To Tony Archer Friends, relatives and colleagues are invited to join in an informal gathering to reminisce and celebrate the life of Anthony Gordon Archer who recently passed away on November 27, 1997 at the young age of 40. Tony worked as a Prod. Engineer with Petro-Canada for over seventeen years. Tony was originally from Wabush, NF and LB. Left to cherish the gift of his life are his immediate family, relatives and friends. Please join us on December 15, 1997, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Delta Bow Valley Hotel, "The Den" room, 209 - 4 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB. RSVP to Cathy Hartford or Mary Elizabeth Archer at 861-3956. Note: A separate Memorial Service will be held in January.
BALDWIN -- Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife of Mr. Jeff Baldwin of Calgary, passed away at home on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at the age of 31 years. Mary was born June 2, 1966 a native Calgarian. She was the second youngest of four daughters born to Alex and Eva Horvath. Mary graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1985. The love of her life through high school until the day of her passing was Jeff Baldwin whom she married in 1989. Even through her physical ailments, Mary was very strong willed and positive. She had a soft spot in her heart for animals and at present there are eight dogs living at the Baldwin home, either rescued from animal shelters or abusive homes. Her love and tenderness will be missed but never forgotten. Besides her loving husband, Mary is also survived by her family, her father Alex Horvath of Calgary; three sisters, Maggie, Eva, Kathy (Joe); father and mother-in-law, William and Leona, all of Calgary; also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her mother Eva Horvath in August of this year. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Anne's Catholic Church (830 - 21 Avenue S.E.) today at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Stefan Ganowicz and the Rev. Robert M. Kason, C.S.B. Celebrants. Graveside Services to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (No. 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8) or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter (1324B Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2R7). As a tribute to Mary, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
BENOIT -- Mary Margaret (Marion) Benoit, of Calgary, passed away at the BowCrest Nursing Home on December 9, 1997, at the age of 95 years. Marion is survived by three daughters and three sons-on-law, a son and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth and Franklin Jackson of Kentucky, U.S.A., Catherine and Raymond Fougere of Nova Scotia, Jim and Delores Benoit, Doris and Chuck Lailey, all of Calgary; as well as sixteen grandchildren. Funeral Services and Interment to be held in Tracadie, Nova Scotia.
BERNSTEIN -- Matas (Matt), December 10, 1997 in his 73rd year. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (Kay Parker); by daughters, Lynn Leah, Dawn-Marie (Gene), Sandra, Gwyneth Ann; grandchildren, Cheryl Ann, Michelle, Mary Beth, and Ryan; and his precious great-grandchildren, Braden, Joel, and Jenell Williams; and his brother Frank (Phyllis). Matt fought a courageous battle with Lymphoma and passed on peacefully in his sleep December 10. Service and Interment at Schara Tzedeck Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 12, 1997. Memorial tributes may be made to Lyons Gate Hospital Foundation, Chemotherapy Unit or to the Cancer Clinic, 600 West 10th, Cancer Research Centre. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Klimo and Dr. John Hunt, to Matt's friends at Harel Synagogue, and especially to Rabbi Balla. Also to his friends at Capalano Lodge No. 164 and Members of Seymour Golf and Country Club.
BILLS -- Sandra Alice (nee Leach) passed away December 10, 1997 after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Funeral Services Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Mortuary, Covina, California.
BROTZELL -- Francis David Brotzell, of Calgary, passed away December 9, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 69 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara; his children, Susan Ballard of Cranbrook, Jean Job of Kelowna, and Barb Chapman (Morgan) of Creston, BC; his two stepdaughters, Sharon Zeilenski (Jerry) of Grey Creek, BC, and Debbie Justus of Castlegar, BC; one stepson Grant Rapson of Calgary; numerous grandchildren; one brother Art Brotzell (Jean) of Red Cliff, AB; one sister Lois Hutzel (Matt) of Maple Creek, Sask; and many other relatives and friends. Francis was predeceased by two brothers, Tony and Martin Brotzell, and a sister Pat Hughes. Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary T2N 4N2. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
CHARLEBOIS -- Raymond George Charlebois of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Monday, December 8, 1997 at the age of 60 years. Ray was born on March 28, 1937 in Marcelin, Saskatchewan. He left Saskatchewan for the good life in Alberta in 1954. He worked in the oil fields in Edmonton for a few years. On April 8, 1961 Ray married Ileen Shattuck and they moved to Calgary. He worked at the Petrogas Processing Plant at Balzac for several years. He then worked in Iran for three years with the National Iranian Oil Company. In 1970, Ray and his family returned to Calgary and he worked for Delta Projects and Western Decalta. In 1976 Ray bought a small farm in Lone Rock, Saskatchewan. He farmed for three summers, returning to Calgary for the winters. Ray retired from Pembina Resources of Calgary in 1986. He spent the last several years enjoying his free time. His granddaughter Chantelle was a vital part of his life and he spent many hours with her sharing his love of fishing and gardening. Ray also dedicated many hours to the Mount Pleasant Community Association. He served as Honourary Coach of the Hitman Hockey Team of the community. Ray was an enthusiastic supporter of the Calgary Mustang Hockey Club (HNA). Ray will be greatly missed by his three sons, Mark (Sandi Soop), Brent (Shannon Hardie) and Kelley (Karen Thomas); his granddaughter Chantelle; and by Ileen Shattuck; his mother Marie-Rose Charlebois; Ray's brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Josephine of Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Bob and Anne of Edmonton, and Laurence and Doreen of Edmonton; as well as many other relatives and numerous friends. Ray was predeceased by his father Ludovic Charlebois. The family thanks the staff of the CICU/103A Unit at the Foothills Hospital for their outstanding efforts and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 640 - 19 Avenue N.W., Calgary on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ireneusz Bem, SDS, Celebrant. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888.