ROWNTREE -- David S., passed away suddenly from a heart attack on October 7, 1997 at the age of 61 years. Beloved brother of Benjamin, Joseph and Jonathan, all of England. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Luke's Anglican Church, 2951 - 26 Avenue S.E., Calgary. Funeral arrangements and Cremation entrusted to COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES, LTD.. Telephone: 403-932-4452.
RUSK -- Douglas Malcolm, born June 7, 1941. Doug slipped quietly away on Thanksgiving Day, October 13, 1997 in Vancouver, BC. He died as courageously as he lived. Remembering Doug as a bridge over troubled waters are Gail, his always cherished ex-wife, and mother of his children, Darren, Craig and Marnie; his sister Margaret Ruge; friends, Kira, Gwen and Collin. Doug taught school in Calgary, touching many students from Branton and Woodman Junior Highs with his enthusiastic and dynamic presentation of Social Studies, English and Drama.
THURBER -- Alice Rose of Calgary, much beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary on October 12, 1997 at the age of 79 years. She will always be lovingly remembered by her cherished family, son Wayne and daughter-in-law Faye Thurber, Blackie; daughter Carol Thurber, Calgary; grandsons, Shawn and his wife Teresa, Calgary, Kevin and his wife Dalene, Vulcan; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jacklyn Alicia, Kyle and Tyler Jack. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Vonnie Watson, Vulcan and their family; sister-in-law Muriel Thurber, High River and her family; sister-in-law Marge Sessa, Seattle and her family. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1992, with whom she farmed in the Blackie district for thirty years. Besides raising a family and assisting with farming duties, Alice pursued one of her true talents - teaching. She was an admired and respected teacher and principal in Mossleigh and Vulcan for twenty-seven years. She and Jack retired to Calgary in 1976. Throughout her life, Alice had many hobbies and interests - curling, writing, golf, bridge and music, but one of her main loves was painting. She was loved and treasured by her family and friends who will greatly miss her sweet, gentle and caring nature. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 1997 at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Highwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River (652-2222), Directors.
WERKMAN -- Eleonora Therese Werkman (nee Kelder) passed away peacefully at the age of 88 years, after a brief battle with cancer, in the Peter Lougheed Hospital (Calgary) on October 11, 1997. Nora will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her very good friend Monica Kleppe; her former husband Albert E. (Tini) Werkman Sr; her two daughters, Dini (Ed) Gerritse and Lucy Thomas; her six sons, Jon (Peggy), Tony, Albert E. Jr., Henk, John C. (Patty), Bill (Barb); two brothers and a sister in Holland; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Nora was predeceased by her son Alex and daughter Henny. At Nora's request, no Services will be held other than a family celebration of her life to be held in Edmonton.
BRAITENBACK -- Larry, beloved husband of Ellen Braitenback of Calgary, passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on October 13, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Besides his wife Ellen, Larry is survived by his loving children, Dianne (Doug) Faulter of Drumheller, Laurie Rea (Glen Pedersen) of Calgary, Theresa Felker of Olds, Joanne (Peter) Fox of Calgary, and Jim (Cheryl) Braitenback of Medicine Hat; as well as ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Jack, and sisters, Elsie Small and Margaret Jabs. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 18, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice or the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements and Cremation 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.
BUCKLEY -- William Lawrence (Bill). It is with deep sadness that the family of Bill Buckley announce his passing on October 12, 1997. Born in Calgary on September 30, 1914, Bill received his primary and secondary education attending Crescent Heights High School. His path to pharmacy as a lifetime career began by his apprenticeship at Jeffrey Drug in Riverside. Following that, he attended the University of Alberta where he graduated as a full-fledged pharmacist in 1939. He worked for other pharmacists until 1948 when he opened the first Buckley Drug in Canmore, Alberta. After a successful but very hard-working period of five years Bill sold out and went back to working for others until 1957 when he opened the second of his two drug stores - this time in Bowness. Bill sold that store in 1968 and then worked for Alberta National Drug and several pharmacies about town in Calgary. In 1978, Bill and his wife Barbara retired to Sooke, B.C. where they have enormously enjoyed their wonderful home, its fabulous view, Bill's prodigious garden and their loyal friends. Bill leaves to mourn, his loving wife and best friend Barbara of Sooke, daughter Donna, granddaughter Erin, and son-in-law Gary Lynas, all of Calgary, along with his sister-in-law Becky Groves, of Victoria. At Bill's request there will be no formal Service. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the Sooke Hospice, 6705A Sooke Road, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0.