HOBER -- Mr. Albert R. (Al) Hober, beloved husband of Mrs. Doreen Hober of Calgary, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 10, 1997, at the age of 71 years. Besides his loving wife, Al is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Dianne Rawlinson of Calgary; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda and Robert Assaly of Edmonton, Deborah and Perry Pelletier of Calgary; eight grandchildren, Mary Jayne Assaly, Jill Assaly, Mathew Assaly, Cody Rawlinson, Britt Rawlinson, Blake Rawlinson, Curtis Pelletier, and Kristyn Pelletier. Al is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Emily and Bruce Talbot, and July and Dave Saturley. He was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Frances Chekaluk. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 1:00 p.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 the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Al Hober, 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.
JAMES -- Eric, W.M. passed away in White Rock, BC, on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the age of 83. Eric was predeceased by his wife Christina (Chris) in 1995 and is survived by four sons, Bill (Kaye), Colin (Shelagh), Lorne and Brad. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Laurie, Laura, David and Bonnie; and by two sisters, Reavely and Margaret. Eric was born in Winnipeg. He served in the RCAF during World War II in England and Burma, in The Chinthe Squadron (435). He managed Alberta Sheet Metal in Calgary for nearly thirty years before retiring to Brentwood, then White Rock, BC. A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, in White Rock, Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the hearing impaired would be appreciated.
JONES -- Mrs. Olga (Ollie) Antonia Jones, beloved wife of Mr. Clarence Jones of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Agape Manor Hospice on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 after a short but courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 77 years. Ollie was born January 16, 1920 in Brandon, Manitoba. Ollie and Clarence were married in June of 1948, and moved to Calgary in 1949. She worked in the insurance industry for several years, and was the secretary for the Insurance Institute of Alberta. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and always put her family first. She took great pride in her home and garden which she meticulously maintained. Ollie was an active member of St. Bernard's Parish and the Catholic Women's League for many years. Besides her loving husband Clarence, Ollie is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Bill Lambe of Calgary; and a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Susan Jones of Kanata, Ontario. She was the loving Nana of five grandsons, Robert and Jeffrey Lambe, and Ryan, David and Kyle Jones. She is also survived by a sister Jennie Hrushowy of Courtenay, B.C.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Jean Teresko of Toronto, Ontario. Ollie was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Mary Teresko, and a sister Helen Antonation. As well as her relatives and friends, Ollie will be missed by her bridge club of which she was a member for over twenty-five years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, December 14, 1997, at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard's Catholic Church (711 - 37 Street N.W.) on Monday, December 15, 1997, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. L. Michael Storey, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2, the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B8, or the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Ollie Jones, 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.
KNAUS -- Friedrich Reinhard Knaus (Fred) of Calgary passed away at the Rockyview Hospital Intensive Care Unit on December 9, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Fred was born to parents, Katherine and Godfrey Knaus in Winnipeg on November 24, 1916. He was educated and raised most of his life in Calgary. On May 26, 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and maintained active service until October 24, 1945. He then went to work for the Alberta Wheat Pool and became a department manager for the grain inspection sector, and worked there for thirty years until retirement in 1974. Fred and his brother David purchased a house on the same block as their sister Geraldine in 1967 and resided there until his passing. Fred is survived by his sister Geraldine Schroeder of Canmore; and nephews, Bradley Schroeder of Toronto and Darryl Schroeder of Calgary. He was predeceased by his brother, David Knaus (April 10, 1993) and by his sister, Laura Clifford (December 1, 1994). Fred was a kind and thoughtful man. He will dearly be missed by everyone who knew him. The family would especially like to thank the Intensive Care Unit staff at the Rockyview Hospital for their dedication and sincerity. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. C. Tom McLaughlin of Wesley United Church officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6). As a tribute to Fred, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
KONOPCZYNSKI -- Christine Elisabeth Konopczynski, beloved daughter of Mark and Paulette, and sister of Katie and Alyson of Calgary, passed away at home on December 8, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 15 years. Christine was born in Calgary and spent her brief life making friends and growing up in Calgary, Swan Hills, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. She loved school and music, playing flute and piccolo with the Woodman Junior High Band. Christine enjoyed swimming and her summers spent at Camp Chief Hector and most recently at Camp SunMaker. She was also a member of the Girl Guides of Canada, receiving her Canada Cord in October 1997. Besides her loving parents and sisters, Christine is survived by her grandparents, Aleksander and Sheila Konopczynski of Nanaimo, B.C., and Robert and Theresa Gray of Peterborough, Ontario. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins in Peterborough, Ontario, Duncan, B.C. and Muscat, Oman. Special thanks for their help and support throughout Christine's illness to her friend, Sarah Schumann, her adopted aunts and uncles, Caroline and Steve Richards, and Joy and Brian Evenson. Christine's family would also like to thank Dr. Max Coppes, Dr. Peter Farran, Dr. Karen Booth, the nurses and staff of 'Q' Cluster at the Alberta Children's Hospital and Dr. Sandra Foss, for their kindness and care during the past year. Christine and her family will be forever grateful to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada for fulfilling her final wish. Funeral Services will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, (604 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary) today, December 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Robert T. Pynn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Program or the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. In living memory of Christine Konopczynski, 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.
LANDERYOU -- James Bishop (Jim), born January 20, 1908 went to be with his Lord and Savior December 10, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Beloved husband of Marion for sixty-five years; dear father of Lovine Erhardt, Garth (Myrna) Landeryou, Carol (Don) Armstrong, Judi (Jack) Gallagher and Georgie (1935 to 1936); grandfather of twelve; great-grandfather of eleven; brother of Hazel Marshall and Dorothy McPhail. Jim is also survived by many other dear family members. The family wishes to thank Unit 32 nursing staff at the Foothills Hospital for their loving care during his last few days, and the staff at the Bethany Care Centre (Cochrane) for their wonderful care over the last few years. Private family Service and Interment will be held on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME. Flowers are gratefully declined. Telephone: 403-272-5555.
LEAVITT -- Nedra (nee Woolf), beloved wife of Dean H. Leavitt, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Rockyview Hospital on December 9, 1997. She was 81 years old. Besides her loving husband Dean, she is survived by two daughters, Deanne Lund of Anaheim, California and Shirley (Cornelius) Kloosterman of Calgary; two sons, Bradford (Joyce) of Edmonton, and Gregory (Martine) of High River. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers, Lee Woolf and William Woolf of Lethbridge; and a sister Helen Westfall of Calgary. Nedra was born on October 12, 1916 in Cardston, Alberta. All her life she was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions of responsibility, teaching in the Sunday School and other auxiliaries, president of the Ward Primary organization, and member of the Stake Relief Society Board in Calgary. Until her illness, she was an avid reader and was well-read both in the scriptures and in works of good literature. Most importantly, she was a sensitive and devoted mother who supported her children and grandchildren in all their activities. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., on Friday, December 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sundance Chapel, 100 Sunpark Drive S.E. on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Queen's Park Cemetery. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
LUTCHER -- Judy (nee Etherington), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at the age of 47 years. Her courageous battle with cancer was an inspiration to family and friends alike. Her sense of humour, enthusiasm and verve for life touched the hearts of everyone to the end. Judy will be sadly missed and leaves a very proud family who feel privileged to have been able to share such a wonderful life together. Judy is survived by her beloved husband Larry; children, Doug, Carolyn (Darrel), Kelly (Kerry, Eric and Dylan). She also leaves to mourn her passing her mother Evelyn; sister Pat; brothers, Wayne, Larry, and Keith; sisters-in-law, Shawne, Sandy, Wanda; brother-in-law Rick; nephews, Bill, Ronnie and Chad; nieces, Charlene, Shauna, Jennifer, Shelly, Gloria and Trisha; special friends, Jackie and Jack Mostert. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at The Forest Lawn International Friendship Church, 1539 - 43 Street S.E., with Reverend Dr. John W. Friesen officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined, if desired, donations may be made in Judy's memory to The Tom Baker Cancer Centre for Research c/o Foothills Hospital Foundation, 1403 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9. The family extend their sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and other caregivers on Unit 57, Palliative Care Foothills Hospital for the love and care given to Judy during her illness. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
MURPHY -- Esther Valentine (Val), passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 10, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Val will be lovingly remembered by her husband Cecil; her twin sons, Rick and his wife Ruth, and Larry; and her two dear friends, Audrey and Winnie. Val was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Gary Dix and the staff of the Foothills I.C.U. for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Lewkonia and Dr. Morgan for the care they gave to Val over the years. A Service of Remembrance will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Val's name may be made to the Arthritis Society, No. 105, 1301 - 8 Street S.W., Calgary T2R 1B7. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
MacLENNAN -- (nee Baggott) Gladys Evelyn passed away on Monday, December 8, 1997 at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home at the age of 100 years. "... she is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs at the days to come. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on her tongue is kindly counsel ... Many are the women of proven worth but you have excelled them all ... Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates." Proverbs 31:10... Gladys was born in Birmingham, England and came to Canada at the age of fourteen years with her family. Work as a domestic helper and switchboard operator formed her career. She married Alfred MacLennan in 1924 and raised seven daughters and a son. During their married years, they lived in Moose Jaw, Boston, Cape Breton Island and Calgary. She was a charter member of Renfrew United Church and a life member of The United Church Women. Her husband, Alfred, passed away in 1971, and a daughter, Jean McQuitty, in 1992. In Calgary, she leaves to mourn her passing, five daughters, Lila Heward, Mona Thomas (Ray), Lois MacArthur (Don), Lorraine Waslenchuk (Art), Vera Beattie; and one son David MacLennan (Heather); and son-in-law Al McQuitty. A sixth daughter, Rebecca MacLeod, resides in Moncton, N.B. Twenty-one grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren will cherish her memory. Very special thanks to the staff at Cedars Villa for their care and concern, and may God bless you all. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Services will be held at Woodcliff United Church, (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.), on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Mutlow officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. As a tribute to Gladys, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
McINNIS -- Mrs. Mary (Mae) Cairns McInnis, beloved wife of Mr. A.J. (Alf) McInnis of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on December 10, 1997, after a brief illness, at the age of 83 years. Born in Calgary in 1914, Mae attended Sunnyside School, graduating from Western Canada High School before attending Garbutts Business College. They were married on December 11, 1940, and would have celebrated their fifty-seventh anniversary. Mae was a former member of the Rotary Ann's where she took a very active interest. She was also a member of the Glencoe Club. Besides her loving husband, Mae is survived by her son Dr. John McInnis of Nashville, Tennessee; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Christoph Schroeder of Calgary; as well as three granddaughters, Mary Lee and Elizabeth of Nashville, and Katharine of Calgary. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Cameron in 1955. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Donald C. MacMahon of the United Church of Canada officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 7475 Flint Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3. In living memory of Mae McInnis, 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.
ODIN -- John Peter Odin of Bethany Care Centre, Calgary, passed away on December 9, 1997. Mr. John Odin was born June 28, 1903 in St. Petersberg, Russia, arrived to Canada with Mr. and Mrs. John Harder and family in 1924. John was predeceased by his loving wife Freda, May 6, 1983, his father John Odin, April 1907, mother Eleanor Odin, July 1918, and his brother Alexander Odin. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., with Pastor Del Christensen officiating. Interment will follow on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethany Care Centre, Level 1, Calgary. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary T2N 1C6. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.