PERSAUD -- Peter Fredrick Persaud, beloved husband of Lucille Persaud, passed away at Vernon Fanning Centre on December 5, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 83 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
POWELL -- Ronald Ross Powell of Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly on November 28, 1997 at the age of 60 years, while in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a devoted, loving husband, best friend and partner to his wife Doreen, and proud father of his two sons, Bradley and Ryan. He also leaves behind brothers, Russell (Jocelyn) of Calgary and John (Gail) of Toronto; two god-daughters, Myra Ripley and Sheena Galvin; as well as many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Calgary on January 1, 1937 and grew up in this city where he made numerous deep and lasting friendships and where his compassion and love for people was demonstrated in his choice of career, his active volunteer commitments and his dedication to his family. Ron obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology in 1960 from the University of Idaho, his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta at Calgary in 1963 and his Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration in 1978 from the University of Calgary. Ron began his career with the Calgary Board of Education in the classroom teaching math and science. Shortly after joining the Board, Ron took a leave of absence to participate with the Canadian government in an overseas educational initiative, spending two years in Jamaica teaching at a Teacher's College in Bethlehem, an experience he never forgot. Later he served as Assistant Principal in several High Schools including Sir Winston Churchill and Ernest Manning. During his thirty-two year tenure with the Calgary Board of Education, Ron led a series of challenging administrative assignments. As Ron was involved in the lives of thousands of students and cared for them so deeply, he chose to spend his last few years in Henry Wise Wood High School instead of the boardroom. Following his retirement in 1994, Ron began his consulting career in geology and education. As a geological consultant he has traveled to well-sites from Rainbow Lake to Brooks. As an International Educational consultant for the World Bank, he was on his second assignment in Sri Lanka. Volunteering in the community was also an extremely meaningful part of Ron's life. He was a Past Master of Zetland Lodge No. 83 AF & AM, the 32 Degree A & ASR, the Royal Order of Scotland and was a member of the Alazar Temple Shrine. The Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and Canadian Red Cross were two of his favorite volunteer organizations and he appreciated the hands-on difference these organizations make in Calgary. Ron's other passions included gardening, tennis, basketball, country and western music and gourmet cooking. In 1996, Ron and Doreen began a new chapter in their lives, traveling to Sri Lanka where Ron began the first of his educational consulting assignments on behalf of the World Bank, to improve school administration and vocational training standards in that country. This assignment provided the opportunity for Ron and Doreen to travel extensively throughout India and Asia. Together they walked on beaches, explored ancient temples, rode elephants and "lived in the moment". A Memorial Service celebrating Ron's life will be held at Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive S.W. on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Alan Schooley officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if friends so wish, a donation in Ron's memory may be made to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank, S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance, the Salvation Army or to their charity of choice. In living memory of Ron Powell, 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.
PROZNY -- Ada Elizabeth Prozny passed away at the Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff, on December 5, 1997 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by four sons, Eugene A. (Leone), Maurice W. (Polly), Alfred T. and Arthur W.; grandchildren, Paul, Sharon, Matthew, Tanya, Wanda, Gerry, and Darren; as well as two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Frederick R. Prozny who passed away in Banff in July 1974. A Memorial Service will be held at the Banff Senior Centre, upstairs, 107 Bear Street on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Burial of the urn will take place, with her husband, in Mountain View Cemetery, Banff. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Mineral Springs Hospital, Banff. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: Calgary, 297-0711; or Banff, 1-403-762-3433.
McLEAY -- Mr. Douglas Roy McLeay of Strathmore, Alberta, passed away November 27, 1997 at the age of 44 years. He worked as a truck driver, bartender, an R.C.M.P. officer at the Calgary Airport and as a Registered Emergency Paramedic with the City of Calgary for twenty years. He is survived by his wife Sharon; son Jesse; mother Shirley; sisters, Val and Deidre; and brothers, Dwain and Clayton. He was a loving husband, devoted father, dedicated hockey fan and an exceptional friend to many. Those who entered Doug's life were treated with honesty, compassion, humor, practical jokes and a loving friendship. He endured with courage more pain than any man should have to, and was loved more than any man could wish for. His family and friends will miss him very much and remember him always. Memorial Services will be held at Strathmore High School on Sunday, December 7, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Dress restrictions: Casual wear (jeans, runners, etc.). Bring photos and mementos to share. Guests are encouraged to participate in a memorial floor hockey game following the reception. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Jesse McLeay Trust Fund (for information contact Kim Telford 934-9212), to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7 or to any Food Bank. Doug wished to extend special thanks to the medical staff, the heart and kidney donor's and their families for allowing him to enjoy an extra ten years of life. In living memory of Doug McLeay, 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.
ROBERTS -- Mrs. Hazel G. Roberts passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at the age of 103 years. Hazel is survived by one daughter, one grandson, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held in the main Chapel at the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary, AB on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.
SCHMIDT -- Harold Henry Schmidt, beloved husband of forty-one years to his wife and best friend Helen, passed away on December 5, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 65 years. Besides his loving wife, Harold is survived by his two sons, Darcy and his wife Kelly and granddaughter Madyson, and Daryl and Paula. He is also survived by his brother and sisters, Emily Twardy, Carol Plett, Ernie (Verena) Schmidt, Anne Schmidt, Jean (Elmer) Pagens; his mother-in-law Katie Jaworenko; and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three sisters, five brothers and by his parents, Jacob and Louise Schmidt. Harold was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan. For seventeen years he worked for Union Packing until he started Harold Schmidt Electric in 1969, until his passing. Harold belonged to the Elks Lodge and Golf Club, I.B.E.W. and bowled for thirty years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, December 8, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation (1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
ST. ARNAUD -- Maria Learmouth St. Arnaud, nee McNeill, beloved wife of Armand St. Arnaud of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 69 years. She leaves to mourn, her husband Armand; two brothers, Frank (Francis) of Scotland, Pat (Anne) of Australia; two sisters-in-law, Janet and Betty of Scotland. Maria is predeceased by her parents and three brothers, Hugh, John and James. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4 Street S.W.), on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Maes, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2N8. In living memory of Maria St. Arnaud, 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.
STANDEN -- Cyril Standen passed away in Langley, B.C. on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 93 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
SORGE -- Constance Mae (Connie) Sorge, beloved wife of Wayne of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 46 years. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith F. Sorge, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Interfaith Food Bank, 6408 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G6. In living memory of Connie Sorge, 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.
SUCHLA -- William Suchla quietly passed away with his family by his side on December 4, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital. He was born on October 18, 1904 in Fried, North Dakota and moved to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan in 1906 where he farmed with his family. After marrying Daisy Norquay in 1934, he moved to Alberta. He worked as a mechanic and radio technician until his retirement to Calgary. William was predeceased by his son Andrew in 1990 and by his wife Daisy in 1992. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his children, daughter Wilma Poag; daughter-in-law Lil Suchla; daughter Pauline Russell (Don); son William Jr. (Marlene); daughter Ellen (Gordon) Orlesky. Also survived by his grandchildren, Jim, Lori, Kathy, Val, Rhonda, Sheila, Donna, Gord and Mike, and by his fourteen great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Interment in St. Joseph's section of Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888.
THYMARAS -- Panagiota Thymaras of Calgary, passed away on December 4, 1997 at the age of 94 years, beloved mother of Jim Thymaras, Matina (Peter) Petropoulos, Kirk (Elizabeth) Thymaras, Georgia (Peter) Giannakos, John Thymaras and Zeffer Armatas. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Paula Zakos, Effy Thymaras, Paula Oram, George Petropoulos, Panagiotis (Peter) Thymaras, Alexandros (Alex) Thymaras, Jim Giannakos, Kostas Giannakos, Amilia Armatas; and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Andreas; and a great-great-grandchild Anthony; one brother Christos Chronies; and one sister Georgia Vretakis, both in Greece. Panagiota was predeceased by her husband Panagiotis on August 29, 1996. Mrs. Thymaras was born in Peleta Kinouris, Greece. She was married in 1929 and resided with her husband on the Island of Spetsais and in 1974 they came to Canada and have resided in Calgary since. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) Sunday, December 7, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Tamarac Crescent and Poplar Road S.W.) on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m with Very Rev. Dimitrios Rougas officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
TODD -- Lila Todd, 89, of Maple Ridge, BC, formerly of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on December 4, 1997 at home in the company of her family. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bill, with whom she spent sixty-one happy years. She is survived by her two daughters, Pat (Lorne) Larson and Janie (Adrian) Smith of Calgary; her grandchildren, Ron Larson, Karen Todd-Larson, Tristan Smith and Geoffrey Smith, and four great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of the Foothills Hospital and Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their kind and caring treatment of Nana. Special thanks to Dr. Martin LaBrie and Home Care nurse Donna Gies for their expertise and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 403-297-0888.