PAWLAK -- Terry Michael Pawlak, born January 31, 1951 was tragically taken from us in a motor vehicle accident on December 9, 1997. Lovingly remembered by his wife Norma; his three daughters, Nicole (Chris), Cori (Guy) and Lindsay; and his one year old granddaughter Madison. Also mourning his loss are his mother Anne Pawlak; his sister Mary Ellen Pawlak Cimino (Joe); his brother Brian; his very dear niece Rosa-Lee Cimino; and his uncle Pat Egan of Arlington, Mass. He was predeceased by his father Francis Stanley in 1994. Terry was forever the practical joker, he always was the lighter side of life. He possessed a quiet gentleness, yet his presence was always there. He truly enjoyed the simplest things in life, playing ball with his "Spare Parts" buddies, many family vacations and the simple abundance of nature. He worked hard so he and his family could enjoy all that life had to offer. While we are deeply saddened, the memories he has left us will still bring great comfort and joy. We were blessed to have known him, if only for a while and we know his eyes shine down on us from heaven now. In the spirit of Christmas and giving, donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, (1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cochrane, Alberta, on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Burke Hoschka, Celebrant. Arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-403-932-4452.
RURAK -- Mr. Fred Rurak, beloved husband of Mrs. Anne Rurak of Calgary, died suddenly on Sunday, December 7, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Fred was born on February 2, 1926 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and later with his young family moved to Calgary in 1967. He is also survived by two sons and their wives; a daughter and her husband; as well as five grandchildren and two sisters. Fred will be dearly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9110 Fairmont Drive S.E., on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
SCHLEPPE -- Julius (Carl) Schleppe, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 10, 1997 after a brief illness at the age of 77 years. Julius was actively involved with the Royal Canadian Legion in various capacities, most notably as the Service Officer at the High River Branch for the past several years. Julius is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ginette Schleppe of Edmonton; two daughters, Janet and Jack Wickens of Cayley, and Elizabeth Ellis and Herman Poliakov of Calgary; three grandchildren, Lora (Bruce) Tannas of Trinity, Texas, Jay Wickens of Nanton, and Kerri Ann Schleppe of Edmonton. Julius was predeceased by his wife Jean in July of 1996. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion (No. 25 - 8 Avenue S.E.), High River, on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Veteran's Food Bank. In living memory of Julius Schleppe 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.
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.), today, 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.
SHARPE -- Mr. Edward Alexander Sharpe, passed away on December 10, 1997 at the Rockyview Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
SPENCE -- Mrs. Violet Spence (nee Matchett), born August 25, 1911 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully in her Calgary home on December 11, 1997 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be announced later by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.
STANDEN -- Cyril Conrad Standen of Langley, British Columbia, formerly of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Langley Extensive Care Unit on December 5, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 93 years. Cyril was born in Oxford-Shire, England and immigrated to Calgary with his family. He took his grade school here in Calgary, later to take up the trade of Blacksmithing. In the year 1920 he became interested in repairing spring leaves in automobiles and trucks. With this ambition in mind, he founded "Standens Ltd." in 1924. Cyril served as president of the Company until the year of 1990. During his lifelong ambition, his main interest to acquire the latest methods and machinery for manufacturing leaf springs and agricultural components. From the small blacksmith shop and six people the company has now grown over the years to a complex of two hundred and forty-thousand square feet of building and just over four hundred people employed. Cyril always had a great consideration and admiration for his staff which is still carried out until this day. He will always be remembered as a giant in the industry throughout Canada and the U.S.A. Cyril is survived by his family, three grandchildren, Douglas and Diane Kilbourn, Donald Kilbourn, David and Aimee Kilbourn; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alec and Helen Standen of Calgary, Reg and Ruth Standen of Langley, British Columbia; a son-in-law Walter Kilbourn and his wife Eva; a stepson and stepdaughter, Leonard Gates and Sharon Ruptash; as well as numerous other extended family. Cyril was predeceased by his first wife Ann in 1968 and second wife Lillian in 1995, a daughter Margaret Kilbourn in 1987, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral Services will be held at Riverview United Church (824 Imperial Way S.W.) on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Hillson officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Burnsland Cemetery. 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 Cyril Standen, 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.
UPPAL -- Mrs. Bachint Kaur Uppal, wife of the late Arjan Singh Uppal (retired S.D.O.) passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997 at the age of 82 years. She was born in Mohie, India, on January 20, 1915. Mrs. Uppal is survived by her sons, Gurdev (Manjit) and Avtar (Sarbjit); as well as her daughters, Hardev (Mohinder) Sidhu, Baldev Dhanoa, Updesh Kaler and Jagdev (Joginder) Sidhu; she also leaves her seventeen grandchildren and her seventeen great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all of these children, especially those close to her in Canada. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, located at 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of the Queen's Park Cemetery) on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Bhog of Akhand Path will follow at the Sikh Temple, 81 Street and the Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, Calgary Crematorium Chapel. Telephone: 299-0111.
WASER -- (nee Monner) Winifred Lucinda "Winnie", beloved wife of the late Holcombe Waser, passed away peacefully at Vulcan Community Health Centre, December 8, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Sister of Bob (Muriel) Monner of Milo, and Fran (Ross) Bertrand of Lethbridge; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday, December 15, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. at Milo Community Hall with Don Holmes L.M. officiating. In lieu of flowers, tributes in memory of Winnie could be made to the Snake Valley Drop in Centre, Milo, Alberta T0L 1L0. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633.
WEERSTRA -- It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden death on December 8, 1997 of Thomas Wayne, born May 6, 1950 in Lethbridge. Beloved son of Esther; brother to Cynthia (Roger) Hyde, uncle to Lauren; and brother to Bryne (Anne). He was predeceased by his father in 1984. Private Family Service with Cremation. Floral tributes graciously declined. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation may do so to the charity of their choice.
WENDELBOE -- Ernest, beloved husband for fifty-six years of Elva Janet Brown Wendelboe, passed away peacefully on December 10, 1997 at the age of 83 years. He is also survived by his loving daughter Jann (Don) Smith of Calgary; five grandchildren, Shannon, Randy (who is presently serving a mission in Marseille, France), Brandon, Tiffany and Jacqueline; three sisters, Eleanor Long and Rosemary Sylvester both of Red Deer, Alberta and Vivian Shew of Clinton, Ohio; a brother Mick Wendelboe of Fairview, Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ernest was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary and two sisters, Clare and Betty. He was born on April 23, 1914 in Barons, Alberta and raised in the Starline/Claresholm area. Ernest was employed with Alberta Gas Trunk Line (Nova) from 1958 to 1979 retiring as Senior Meter Station Operator. Funeral Service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bow Valley Chapel, 2526 - 24 Avenue N.W. on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Services will be held in the Stavely Cemetery on Monday at 2:30 p.m. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
WILLSON -- Marian Elizabeth Willson of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 8, 1997, after a brief illness at the age of 80 years. She is the loving mother of Al and Rena Willson of Calgary, Shirley and Ralph Straffon of Cleveland, Ohio, Maureen and Don Thompson of Calgary; seven grandchildren, Rob, Mike, Stephanie, Jessica and Brittany, all of Calgary, Scott and Paige Gilmore of Toronto, Mike and Leslie McConnell of Vancouver; two great-grandchildren, Nickolas and Mackenzie. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Kay Thomson of Toronto; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Bagnall of Saskatoon, Elaine and Gerry Stewart of Walnut Creek, California. Marian was predeceased by her husband Ed in October 1997, and a brother Ken Thomson. Funeral Services will be held at Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.), on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert W. Mutlow of Woodcliff United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Grace Foundation (Osteoporosis Research), c/o Calgary Health Trust, Suite 130, 1035 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E9. In living memory of Marian Willson, 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.