ALFIERI -- Mr. Antonio Alfieri, beloved husband of Mrs. Lucia Alfieri of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Monday, December 1, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Antonio was born on October 19, 1920 in Saviano, Napoli, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in August 1963. His love of life was going to his cabin with his family, enjoying the nature and joy surrounded by him. Antonio was a loving husband, a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Antonio is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Rosetta and Vincenzo Girimonte, Toni and John Scarpelli, and Maria and Joe Costa. He will be deeply missed by his seven grandchildren, Rosa and Rodney Ayotte, Gabriele Girimonte, Mario and Lucy Scarpelli, Salina and Janessa Costa; two great-grandchildren, Timothy and Andrew Ayotte; a nephew Umberto and Maria Migliaccio; two sisters-in-law, Maria Corcione and Gelsomina LaMarca; a brother-in-law Luigi Rossi; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Calgary. He is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews from Italy. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, December 4, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian & English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.), on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Valentino Alberton, C.S. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View 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 or to the Canadian Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2N8. Antonio's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Unit 51 and his special nurses that made his hospital stay very comfortable and to Dr. K. Savoia for all your immediate attention. Not only were you a superb doctor, you were a friend. In living memory of Antonio Alfieri, 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.
ANSON -- Mrs. Florence Anson (nee Okell) passed away peacefully at the Chinook Nursing Home on December 1, 1997 at the age of 89 years. She will be lovingly remembered by daughter Gladys (Wilfred) Hurlbert; son William (Lorrine) Anson, both of Calgary; daughter Margaret (Murray) Leonard of Medicine Hat. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by her husband William Arthur, as well as two brothers and four sisters. Born in Acme in 1907, she spent most of her childhood in Calgary area. While living in Stirlingville, she attended the Bancroft School. She live in Medicine Hat for sixty years and returned to Calgary in 1988. Florence was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, as well as Ladies Auxiliary of B.L.F.E. Lodge in Medicine Hat. Funeral Services will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E. T2G 3Y6. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
BEDDOE -- Aimee Nicole Beddoe passed away on Saturday, November 29, 1997 while snowboarding in Kananaskis country. She was born October 12, 1979. Aimee was a natural leader, an outdoor enthusiast and a talented artist. As a gentle loving young woman, Aimee enjoyed music and deeply loved her friends and the environment. Like a warm breeze, Aimee's smile and spirit touched everyone around her. Aimee will be sadly missed by her family and friends whom she loved and who loved her deeply. Aimee is survived by her parents, Jane and Steve; her brothers, Owen, Tristan and Charles; her grandparents, Margaret and Jim Venables and Kay and Ken Beddoe of England; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive South West), on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Avalanche Safety Trust Fund, c/o Graham Price Law Office, Suite 210, 1010 - 8 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2. In living memory of Aimee Beddoe, 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.
BROOKHART -- Mrs. Verda Brookhart, a longtime resident of Hinton, Alberta passed away suddenly on October 16, 1997 at the age of 65 years. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her family, husband Don of Hinton, Alberta; her daughter Carin and her husband Larry Schooley, and their son Jeffry, all of Hinton, Alberta; her son Ross and his wife Becky Brookhart, and their children, Anika and Micah from Tahsis, BC. Also left to mourn are other relatives and many friends. In keeping with her request Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for the late Mrs. Verda Brookhart was held on Monday, October 20, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hinton Alliance Church with Pastors, Wilbur Madsen and Susan Leschart officiating. In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the M.S. Society of Canada, Alberta Division, 11203 - 70 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 1T1 or to the Good Companion Hall, Hinton, Alberta. MOUNTAIN PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL of Hinton (Mike and Marg Hurlburt, Directors) in care of all arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-865-8850.
DARJES -- Iona Darjes, widow of the late Carl Darjes, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 3, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Services will be announced later by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
ENGELMYER -- James Henry, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away on December 2, 1997 at the Agape Manor surrounded by loved ones. Jim will be forever missed by his wife and companion of twelve years, Marina de la Porte; daughter Pat (Martin) Lee of Dubia, U.A.E.; stepdaughter Carla (Jay) Masciangelo; brother Russ (Gail) Engelmyer of Comox, British Columbia; as well as Ricky, Dwayne, Deanna and Michael, all residing in British Columbia. Jim was born on March 28, 1932 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and was predeceased by his mother Kathleen Patricia Engelmyer and father Julian Henry Engelmyer. Jim worked for the CN Railway for twenty-nine years where he was District Superintendent. He was also a member of the Calgary Motorcycle Club. A special thanks to Dr. Chad Anker, the staff at the Agape Manor, Home Care, Calgary Home Support Services and all of the RN's that stayed with Jim and his family to make Jim's journey as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in Jim's name to the Agape Manor, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B8. At Jim's request, private Services will be arranged to celebrate his life. For information, call FIRST MEMORIAL. Telephone: 403-297-0717.
EVERY -- Paul Adrian passed away on November 23, 1997 at the age of 22 years. Arrangements are in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422
FEARS -- Mrs. Catherine Madelene (Kaye) Fears, beloved wife of fifty-nine years of Mr. Jack Fears of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Palliative Unit on Tuesday, December 2, 1997, following a long illness at the age of 87 years. Kaye received her education at the convent in Vibank, Saskatchewan. She graduated as a registered nurse from Grey Nun's Hospital in Regina. Besides her loving husband, Kaye is survived by a daughter Rosemary Fears of Nanton, Alberta; as well as by three grandchildren, Michael Fears, Danny Fears and Melanie Hogarth, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Armande Gerein of Regina, Saskatchewan. Kaye was predeceased by her eldest daughter Jeanette, two sisters, Pauline and Lyda, and her brother John. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.) today, December 5, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. Neweduk and Staff of Unit 73 at the Rockyview and Glenmore Auxiliary Palliative Unit. In living memory of Kaye Fears, 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.
FENTY -- November 27, 1997 George Ralph Fenty, aged 83 years, of Calgary. He is survived by his son Derek; and daughter Daryl; two granddaughters; a sister Marge Magill of West Summerland, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
GHESEGER -- Mr. Edward (Ted) Gheseger passed away suddenly on November 27, 1997 at the age of 55 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance", (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today at 11:00 a.m. As a tribute to Ted, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Calgary Poppy Fund. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
GIBB -- Mr. Roscoe Frank Gibb, beloved husband of Mrs. Lulah Gibb of Taber, passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, December 2, 1997 in his 91st year. Roscoe was born on December 16, 1906 in Raymond and was raised in Hill Spring, Alberta. He had been employed by the Canadian Sugar Factories since 1927, starting in Raymond, then Picture Butte before moving to Taber in 1948 and retired in 1971. He served as Secretary Manager of Taber Chamber of Commerce for twenty-nine years, and as treasurer of the Taber Fair Board for thirty years. For his service to the community, he received the Alberta Achievement Award in 1988 presented by Premier Don Getty. Ross was actively involved in the Credit Union movement since 1939 and a founding member of Picture Butte and Taber Sugar Makers Credit Unions. He became the director of the Alberta Credit Union League and later President. Ross was also the director of the National Association and in 1997, was the first inductee into the Canadian Credit Union Hall of Fame for his fifty-seven years of service. Ross has been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as the Taber Stake Clerk for ten years, a member of the Taber 1st Ward Bishopric for five years and as an officiator in the Alberta Temple for fifteen years. Ross has also been a scout master and instructor for St. John Ambulance. Besides his loving wife Lulah, Ross is survived by his children, Norman (Martha) Gibb of Calgary, Gayle Gibb of Calgary and Wendy (Neville) Rea of Arnprior, Ont.; two sisters, Dorothy Leishman of Cardston and Inez (Bernarr) Harris of Taber; four brothers, Dean (Fern) of Hill Spring, Wayne (Alice) of Magrath, Bert (Shirley) of Cardston and Glenn (Dorothy) of Barons; as well as ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mabel Gibb, a son Duncan Phillip, and two brothers, Stan and Bruce. The Funeral Service will be held at the Taber L.D.S. Stake Chapel (4709 - 50 Avenue), Taber, on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Jerry Haslam officiating. Interment will follow in the Taber Memorial Garden. The family will only meet with relatives and friends in the Cultural Hall of the Church following the Interment Service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements in care of Reardon's SOUTHLAND FUNERAL CHAPEL, Taber. Telephone: 1-403-223-8778.
GILL -- Mrs. Mohinder Kaur Gill, wife of Bhagwant Singh Gill, passed away suddenly in Chandigarh, India on Wednesday, November 26, 1997. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya on February 2, 1930. Mrs. Gill is survived by her mother Shiam Kaur Mangat; son Tejnider S. Gill (Beevan); daughters, Rani (Surjit S. Lally) and Pali (Nashatar S. Mand); two brothers, four sisters and six grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Saturday, December 6, 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.