HAINING -- Robert (Roberto) died peacefully at home, November 19, 1997, at the age of 67.
Diagnosed with cancer twelve years ago, Robert's acceptance and perseverance were an inspiration to all.
His sense of humour and dignity were his companions to the end.
He is survived by his wife Susan McKay; his beloved children, Noemi Maitland (Jim), Debbie Kirkby (Lorne), Vanita Alexander (Greg), and David Haining, step-children, Jennifer Booker (Steve) and Rob Joyce, all of whom he was so proud of; his grandchildren, Peter, Ryan, Janell, Jenna, Alaina, Sean and Suzanne; also his sister Paula Thornton (John) and her children, Paul Thornton and Michelle Johnson (David).
He was predeceased by his cherished daughter Georgina in 1981 and niece Lise in 1994, and parents Eleanor and Paul Schreiner. Robert was the owner and operator of the Roberto's salons in Calgary for over forty years.
His artistic flair for hairdressing flowed over to the arts and music.
A classical pianist as a young man, Robert volunteered and supported the Esther Honens piano competitions for many years.
As a father, Robert fostered a love of life, sports and a competitive spirit in his children who pursued challenges in the sports of alpine skiing, sailing, running and swimming.
But for all of these interests, his grand passion was sailing.
Robert, known as "Uncle Bobby" in sailing circles, sailed locally and internationally with great success, and in the last few years due to his illness put his energies into building the boats he so loved to sail.
His handcrafted wooden boats are among the best in the world.
Uncle Bobby would likely be upset if we neglected to mention he was the 1985 Canadian Fireball Champion.
We all celebrate the life of this amazing person, whose philosophy focused on the positive.
He always chose to "take the high road" through life.
A special thanks to Bonnie Martin, Sally Lim, and Dr. D. Scott Ernst of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Dr. Stephanie Kozma and the palliative nursing home care team for their care and compassion.
A gathering to celebrate Robert's wonderful life will be held at the Glenmore Sailing Club, 90 Avenue and 24 Street S.W., from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23.
Please join us and share with us your memories.
Flowers are gratefully declined.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Day Care Unit at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic.
HAMILTON -- Mr. Orval Wilson Hamilton of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away at Gull Lake, Alberta, on Wednesday, November 19, 1997 while enjoying his favorite pastime, ice fishing, at the age of 80 years.
Orval was predeceased by his loving wife Bessie on May 14, 1986.
Orval is survived by his loving family, three sons, Ken Hamilton of Rimbey, Orval Jr. "Joe" and companion Kimberly of Rimbey, Roy (Dawn) Hamilton of Rimbey; three daughters, Marjorie (Orman) Savage of Ingleside, Ontario, Susan (Kees) vanKwawegen of Calgary, Heather Hamilton of Red Deer; four grandchildren and one very special friend Eileen Waldren of Ponoka, Alberta.
Funeral Services will be held from the Rimbey United Church on Monday, November 24, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Shirley Collard officiating.
Interment will follow in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey, Alberta.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions to aid in the research of breast cancer may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X2.
WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL of Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of arrangements.
Telephone: 1-403-843-3388 or 1-403-782-3366.
HEELAN -- Edmond (Eddie) Paschal Heelan of Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 42, died peacefully at home on November 8, 1997 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by family in Ireland, England, Australia and Canada, and numerous friends.
Eddie was President of Lord Edmond's Catering since 1991, and gained the respect of his peers as a gifted artist.
His zest for life and incredible wit will be cherished by all who knew him.
A Memorial Celebration for Eddie's life was held at Scared Heart Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eddie's memory to the Salvation Army's Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8.
KLASSEN -- Dietrich "Dick" Klassen went to his "Heavenly Home" November 21, 1997.
Dick was born in Russia in 1912 and came to Canada with his mother, brothers and sisters in 1926.
He farmed in the Brooks area and formed a number of Sunday Schools in the area.
Prior to his retirement he worked for Al's Trucking in Brooks and Bow Valley Transport in Calgary.
Dick moved to Calgary in 1971 and attended both Westbourne and the Properties Baptist Churches.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Evans and Nettie Klassen and his brother Pete.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Sunday, November 23, 1997 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Services are to be conducted at Westbourne Baptist Church, 823 - 64 Avenue N.W. on Monday, November 24, 1997 at 1:30 p.m.
Interment to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery.
FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, Directors.
LEGACE -- Alpha Naomi, on November 17, 1997, aged 87 years.
Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.
Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 23 at 1:45 p.m. at the Lions Manor, Richmond, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
LUDWIG -- Margaret Lawson Ludwig, age 78, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed on November 21, 1997. Margaret was born in Scotland in 1919 and moved to Calgary in 1923. She was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1992. She is survived by daughter Carol; grandson Kerry (Glenda), granddaughter Christine (Rob), and grandson Clay; also four great-grandchildren and two nieces. Private Family Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in Margaret's name. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0711.
MARTLAND -- Hon. Ronald, C.C.,Q.C.,B.C.L.,LL.D.
At home, in Ottawa, on Thursday, November 20, 1997, aged 90 years.
Beloved husband of the late Iris Martland.
Father of Patricia Martland-Roscoe of Halifax, and John Martland (Jill) and Brigid Stewart, both of Calgary.
He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, and his sister Kay Sidney of Whitehorse, Y.T.
Educated in Edmonton; graduated, Gold Medalist - University of Alberta Law School; Rhodes Scholar; Hertford College, Oxford - Vinerian Law Prize recipient.
Called to the Alberta Bar - 1932.
Practised with Milner, Steer; Appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, January 15, 1958.
Retired February 10, 1982.
Awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence.
Counsel to Honeywell, Wotherspoon (Lang, Michner).
The Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa (Sparks at Bronson) on Monday at 1:00 p.m. Private family committal on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church Cathedral would be appreciated.
Arrangements in care of the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Ottawa.