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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 81

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SCHROTH -- Mrs. Antonia Schroth (nee Puhlmann), beloved wife of George Schroth, passed on to a life with our Lord on December 1, 1997, at the Extendicare Hillcrest Nursing Home at the age of 80 years. Besides her husband George of Calgary, Antonia is survived by her three children, Reinhold (Shirley) Puhlmann of Calgary, David (Leigh) Schroth of Calgary, and Karen (Doyle) Mullaney of Black Diamond; as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Schroth was born in Michaelsfeld, Caucasus, Russia on August 29, 1917. After a long journey fleeing tyranny and oppression, she came to Canada in 1951 and married George in Trochu, Alberta. The family would like to thank the staff at the Extendicare Hillcrest Nursing Home for their kindness while caring for Mrs. Schroth. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laverne Hautz of Foothills Lutheran Church officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made, in the memory of Antonia, to The Arthritis Society, 105, 1301 - 8 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 1B7. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.

SEPT -- Verda Mae (Ratzlaff) Sept of Abbotsford, B.C. Born February 9, 1930 at Sunnyslope, Alberta. Died Tuesday, December 2, 1997. Predeceased by her parents and two sisters, she is survived by her husband Emerson; children, Dwight of Victoria, Barry of St. Paul, AB, Dolli of New Westminster, David of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one brother, three sisters, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Linden Mennonite Brethren Church on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m.

SHARP -- Helma, beloved wife of the late Bill Sharp, passed away suddenly at home December 3, 1997 at Vulcan, Alberta at the age of 75 years. Beloved mother of one daughter Rose (Don) Fox of Vulcan; two sons, Bill (Lynne) of Vulcan and John (Dorothy) of Coleman; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother Les (Marion) Greaves of Calgary; three sisters, Marion Henry, Lela Avery, both of Bassano, and Edith (Harvey) Fuller of Brooks; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral Service Monday, December 8, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Vulcan United Church with Rev. Don Watt officiating. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, Calgary, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helma's memory could be made to either the Vulcan United Church Memorial Fund, Box 275, Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0 or charity of your choice. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633.

SHAW -- Mrs. Marie Shaw, beloved wife of Mr. Alex Shaw of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on November 30, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Marie was a loving wife of fifty-one years. She was avid in sports such as swimming and bowling. Marie was a long-standing member of the Eagles Club. She is the loving mother of Sherryn and Ralph Van Horne of Saanichton, B.C., Larry and Betty Shaw, Randy Shaw, David and Debbie Shaw, Brenda Clandfield, all of Calgary, and Gloria and John McGregor of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; as well as fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 4, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev John L. Maes officiating. Graveside Service to follow in "Holy Family Catholic Cemetery" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. 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 Marie Shaw, 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.

SOMERVILLE -- Mrs. Ruth Marie Somerville of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, November 28, 1997 at the age of 97 years. Mrs. Somerville was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 1900 and came to Calgary in 1908 with her parents, George and Esther Bock Smith. Mrs. Somerville was educated as an accountant at the Canada Business College and worked for Birks Jewellers. She later left to manage Wiltshire Farms and was married in 1934. She was a past member of the Earl Grey Golf Club and Calgary Local Council of Women. She is survived by her long-time companion and friend, Lita Garbino; a cousin Mrs. Betty Bock; Graeme and Catherine Somerville; Malcolm and Norma Somerville; and Aileen and Donne Smith. Mrs. Somerville was predeceased by her husband George L. Somerville, November 13, 1979 and her sister Esther Lorraine Honens, December 3, 1992. Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church (903 - 75 Avenue S.W.) today, December 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Giovanni Di Vincenzo officiating. Interment to follow at Union 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 or directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. Special thanks to Drs. John Gillespie, James Williams and Dan Botha and the Trauma Support Team and Unit 61 Nurses of Rockyview General Hospital. Also special thanks to Gene Miller, Sofia Graham and Linda Cornelia. In living memory of Ruth Somerville, 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.

TUCKER -- Mr. Percival Douglas (Doug) Tucker, beloved husband of Mrs. Ruth Tucker of Calgary, passed away at his home on December 2, 1997 at the age of 94 years. Born in Bath, England, he came to Calgary in 1914 and has resided here since. Mr. Tucker was employed with the C.P.R. for fifty years retiring in 1968. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and John Talty of Calgary; two grandchildren, Brian (Heather) of Gibbons, Alberta, Donna (Curtis Lang) of Calgary; three great-grandchildren, John, Liam and Maureen Talty. He is also survived by a brother and two sisters-in-law, Len and Pat Tucker and Marion Tucker, all of Calgary. He was predeceased by three brothers, Stan, Reg and Cyril. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, December 6, 1997 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T6. The family wish to express a special thank you to Dr. Stinton and Monique Karlstrom and Irene Pearce of Home Care. In living memory of Doug Tucker, 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.

WARREN -- Myrna Sharon. On December 2, 1997, Myrna Sharon Warren of Millet passed away at the age of 55 years. Myrna is survived by her loving husband Clyde; two daughters, Kimberley Warren (Curt) of Beaumont, Lori and Greg Empey of Edmonton; four grandchildren, Ryan, Janie, Dylon and Tyler; her father Jack Heward of Claresholm; three brothers, Lorne and Audrey Heward of North Bay, Ontario, Allan and Betty Heward of Granum, Bev and Nancy Heward of Millet; special nephew Rob and Jill Warren of Edmonton; and numerous other nieces and nephews, and many friends. Predeceased by her mother Winnie Heward. Memorial Service for Myrna Warren will be held on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. from BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5302 - 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Sharon McRann officiating. In lieu of other tributes, memorials may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society. BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL, Wetaskiwin, in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-352-2501.

WHITFORD -- Raymond Clayton Whitford passed away at the Strathmore District Hospital on Sunday, November 30, 1997 at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Anna; four children, Cindy (Ken), Tim, Don (Lola) and Clayton; eight grandchildren, Shannon, Lisa, Caprice, Samantha, Amy, Melissa, Kayla and Amanda; as well as two sisters, Betty and Brenda; and one brother Bob. He was predeceased by one son Dennis in 1985. At Ray's request, no Funeral Service will be held. The family wish to express their deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the Strathmore District Hospital for their efforts in making Dad's final hours as peaceful as possible. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Gleichen Drop-In Centre, Gleichen, Alberta on Sunday, December 7, 1997 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

WILLIAMS -- John Raymond (Ray) Williams, loving husband and dearest friend of Alice, passed away Monday evening, December 1, 1997, at his home. Ray was born on December 9, 1912 in Nanton, Alberta. He leaves to mourn his loss, six sons, Ron (Bev), Randy (Marilyn), Richard (Anne), Rod (Wanda), all of Calgary; Bruce (Kimmie), Salt Spring Island, Ryan (Kari), Abbotsford; three stepchildren, Ron Thompson (Linda) of Leduc, Ross Thompson and Shelley Thompson (Ed Thomason) of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. As well, ten beautiful grandchildren who will miss his loving, gentle ways, and one great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his father and mother and his only brother Eric, as well as one stepson Brian. Ray grew up on a ranch west of Nanton, but left the country to work in the Leduc oil field. He worked in the oil industry for thirty-five years plus, until he retired in 1982. Ray will be remembered for his great sense of humour by all who knew him. He was a wonderful father and husband and a faithful, honest worker. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 5, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. 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. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. J. Meldrum and Home Care Nursing Supervisor Barbara Kearnes and the Home Care Unit for their assistance and support. In living memory of Ray Williams, 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.

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. Born in Strongfield, Sask., Thelma moved to Calgary as a child with her family. She is survived by three chosen children, Patrick and his wife Dianne of Calgary, Colleen and her husband Kevin McCallum of Calgary, and Monica and her husband Doug Hill of Didsbury, AB; as well as four grandchildren, Rhys, Cameron, Courtney and Mikaela. She is also survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Avice and Eric Schwesinger of Calgary, Vera and Brian Stubbington of Ardrossan, AB, and Pat and Joe Disney of Sherwood Park, AB; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Joy Benson of Okanagan Falls, BC, John and Betty Benson of Clearbrook, BC, Doug and Leona Benson of Nanaimo, BC, Fred and Beth Benson of Thorhild, AB, Raymond and Anthea Benson of Tsawassen, BC, and Garth and Patricia Benson of Bragg Creek, AB. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Sunday, December 7, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, 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.

DESJARLAIS -- Mr. Joseph William Desjarlais, beloved husband of Louise Marie Desjarlais, passed away in Vancouver, B.C. at his residence on November 26, 1997 at the age of 57 years. Besides his wife, Joseph is survived by his children, Wilma, Albert, William, Tilley and Melissa, all of Calgary, and Melanie of Rocky Mountain House. He is also survived by his sisters, Katherine LaVallee of Vancouver, B.C. and Bertha Egerdeen of Olds, Alberta, Rose (Albert) Lemire and one brother Vern Pratt, all of Calgary. Joseph will be greatly missed by his eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Queen's Own Regiment of Victoria, B.C. for thirteen years. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Julia Desjarlais, his sisters, Rita Giroux and Stella Cockriell. Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m.

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.

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