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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 145

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PAUL - Jay Alexander Paul of Aldersyde, passed away on July 3, 2000, at the age of 51 years. Jay was born at High River on March 4, 1949. He was predeceased by his father Jack Paul in 1972. He leaves to mourn, his mother Dot Paul, Claresholm; his sisters, Gayle McWilliam, Port Coquitlam, B.C., and Marilyn and Tom Curry, Claresholm; and his brother Jack and Bonnie Paul, Medicine Hat; as well as his special friend Sandra Pye, Calgary; his "second mother" Myrt Ethel Johnston, Claresholm; and his nieces, Brenda (John) Shields, Melody (Phil) McDonell and Charley (Kevin) Stokes; and nephews, Tom (Diana) Sandeman, Darcy (Reeny) Sandy, Brian (Nicki) Sandy and Tyler Paul. Jay attended school in Okotoks and Surrey, B.C., graduating from B.C.I.T. with a diploma in Building Technology. Jay's life's work was in the commercial construction industry. He worked on various projects across Canada and Nigeria, Africa. He recently teamed up with two friends, Larry and Brian Jacobsen to form BARJAC Contracting. Jay enjoyed golfing, making wine and hosting Regattas on his duck pond. Jay took great pride in his acreage and log home. He will be sadly missed but will be cherished in our memory. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, this evening, between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Friday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. Jay's cremated remains will be interred beside his father at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Jay's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD., Okotoks (938-3111), Directors.

PORTER - Thomas William. Tom passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2000 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Kay; son Tom (Maureen) of Edmonton; daughter Ann (Don) Cockerton of Calgary; and son Don (Rhonda) of Canberra, Australia. He is also survived by his cherished grandsons, Tim Eustace of Calgary and Kevin Porter of Edmonton; and his step-grandchildren Libby, Peter, Hannah and Adam. Tom will be fondly remembered by his family and his many nieces and nephews. Tom was born on the family farm in Chemainus, BC in 1915, the youngest of eleven children. He proudly served Canada in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. Tom worked as Director of Maintenance and Engineering at the General Hospital from 1954 to 1962. He then moved to the Foothills Hospital and took great pride in the planning, construction and maintenance of the Foothills. He retired in 1979 but continued a keen interest in the Foothills Hospital. Tom enjoyed family, watching sports, fishing, gardening and nature. He will be remembered for his great barbecuing skills, his enthusiasm for cribbage games and his story-telling. Kay and Ann extend sincere thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Agape Manor Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary on Thursday, July 6, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888. Forever Remembered

RAJKO - Ilona (Ili) Rajko, beloved wife of John of Calgary, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2000. Ili was born in Felsogalla, Hungary and married John, the love of her life, on April 5, 1945 in Austria. During the Hungarian Uprising, they left Hungary and arrived in Canada on Christmas Day 1956, finally reaching Calgary on December 31 of the same year. Since 1965, Ili was involved in the travel business, arranging charter flights. In 1982 she formed her own company, Budapest Travel Service where she arranged and escorted many tours to Hungary. She and John enjoyed travelling to many diverse areas of the world. Their favorite vacation spot was Hawaii, where they holidayed every year for twenty-six years, creating many cherished memories. Ili was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were a source of immense joy in her life and she will be deeply missed by them and all who knew her. Besides her loving husband, Ili is survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Marta and John Toltesi; and her two grandchildren, Christopher Toltesi, and Lisa Figeczki and her husband Steven. She is also survived by her sister Etel Rekay-Storey and her husband Terry, and her cousin Sandor (Duca) Jaszay, all of Calgary. Ili was predeceased by her parents, Ilona and Sandor Juhasz. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.) today, July 6, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. The family wish to express their thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Unit 74 at the Rockyview Hospital and to the Palliative Care Unit at Glenmore Park Carewest. A very special thank you to Dr. Lafontaine for her care and concern. In living memory of Ili Rajko, 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.

SAUNDERS - James "Jim" Wilfred Saunders of Calgary, passed away July 3, 2000 at the age of 74 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born April 23, 1926 in Calgary where he resided all his life. He also farmed in the Cheadle District for thirty-seven years. Jim is survived by Doris, his wife and companion of fifty-three years; his son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Yvonne of Calgary, Alberta, grandchildren, Rebecca, Pamela and Liana; his son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Donna of Lethbridge, Alberta, grandchildren, Cathy and Jeffrey; his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Tom Umscheid of Sherwood Park, Alberta, grandchildren, Lisa and Heidi. Jim is also survived by his brother Ralph (Laura) Saunders of Airdrie; his sisters, Dorcas (Norm) Armstrong of Lake Chelan, Washington, and Bernice Watcher of Anacortes, Washington. The family wishes to thank the staff of Unit No. 32 at Foothills Hospital for their palliative care. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. on Friday, July 7, 2000 at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. Martin Lynas officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 200, 2424 - 4 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2T4. HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

SEGUIN - Karyn Lee "Kerry" Glenn of Calgary passed away suddenly in Brandon, Manitoba, on July 2, 2000. Karyn was born on December 10, 1964 in Winnipeg, and moved to Brandon with her family in 1965. She attended Linden Lanes Elementary School and Vincent Massey High School, graduating with honours. She furthered her education with a BSc from Brandon University in 1985, and earned a MSc from Dalhousie University in Communication Disorders in 1988. Following graduation she worked as an audiologist in North York General Hospital, The Hotel-Dieu in Kingston and the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary. Karyn was a member of the American Association of Audiologists and the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. In her early school years, Karyn was active in gymnastics and diving, and attended athletic camps at the Pan Am Pool and the University of Manitoba. Her school years at Vincent Massey were highlighted by involvement in musical drama productions in which she had major roles. Lifetime interests were many and varied and included a love of fine literature. Her reading covered a wide range of topics from philosophy to economics, non-fiction and fiction. Her creative nature emerged through pottery and crafts and, most recently, through painting. From childhood to adulthood she enjoyed music and things of the natural world. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by her husband Andre, her children, Marco and Lilia, her parents, Clifford and Lillian Glenn, brother David, aunt Gayle and grandma Drake (formerly Glenn) (all of Brandon), and uncle Garry Glenn (Portage La Prairie). Also left to mourn are mother-in-law Francine Seguin, and sisters-in-law, Sylvie and Louise Seguin (all of Montreal), and sister-in-law Johanne Cote (Barrie, Ontario). Karyn was predeceased by her grandparents, Ernest and Leah Kenward (Hamiota), grandfather George Glenn (Strathclair), and father-in-law Yvon Lemieux (Montreal). Honourary pallbearers will be Karyn's lifelong friends, Janice Bailey, Cheri Grosjean (Stanzeleit), Catriona Drosdowech (Andrews), Colleen Clancy (Greiner), Donna McIntyre-Hunt, and Cheryl Bergner. Services will be held Friday, July 7, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brockie Donovan Chapel, Brandon. Donations in Karyn's memory may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Authority (Mental Health Services) at A-150 7 Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 7M2, or to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, 638 Princess Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 0P3. Arrangements are in care of BROCKIE DONOVAN, Brandon. Telephone: 1-800-897-5694.

SIMPSON - On July 3, 2000, John (Jack) Simpson of Calgary, passed away suddenly at home at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his brother George of Edmonton; and sister Grace Curley of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jack started working for the CPR in 1935, his career was interrupted by World War Two when he joined the Canadian Special Wireless Group, Royal Canadian Corp. of Signals and was stationed in Darwin, Australia. Upon returning to Canada he resumed his duties with the CPR working in various capacities across Canada, ending his career in Montreal as General Claims Agent. Upon retirement he relocated to Sidney, BC, finally settling in Calgary. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, July 6, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 AVENUE S.E. at GARDEN ROAD (1.5 km East of 84 Street S.E.). Phone: 272-5555.

WELLS - George "Jerry" Wells, 65, of Spirit River, Alberta. On Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at the age of 65 years, George (Jerry) Fitzgerald Wells ended his battle with cancer at the Central Peace General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Jerry was born June 10, 1935 in Creighton Mine, Ontario. His family moved around extensively finally settling in Cumberland, B.C. In his early teens, Jerry joined the army and received his basic training in Calgary, Alberta. It was in Calgary that he met his lifelong partner Bernadette. They later moved back to Spirit River, making farming a way of life for his family. Jerry was a very kind, caring, generous man. He lived life for every moment with his family and friends. His smile and enthusiasm will be missed by all. Jerry is survived by his loving wife Bernadette of forty-three years; children, Dwayne, Brodie (Gail), Dwight (Angie), Shenda (Darcy), Terri (Brent); eight beautiful grandchildren, Leah, Daelyn, Morgan, Jordan, Tanner, Teneille, Brandon and Jaycee; one brother Michael (Bonnie) Wells; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Marie Wells, sister Bunty Cowman, and granddaughter Taylor McMillan. Prayer Services will be held on Friday, July 7, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spirit River. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spirit River with Father Leon Kler officiating. Interment will follow in the Mission Cemetery in Rycroft, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Peace Hospital Palliative Care Unit. OLIVER'S GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 10005 - 107 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1L8. Telephone: 1-780-532-2929. "Dedicated Service Since 1915"

WRIGHT - John "Jack" T. of Calgary passed away peacefully at Cedars Villa Nursing Home on July 1, 2000, at the age of 88 years. Jack was born in Calgary on June 14, 1912. He graduated from Crescent Heights High School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Royal College. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1939 where he remained until the end of World War II. Jack loved golf and enjoyed wintering in San Diego. Jack is survived by his brother Arthur T. Wright; two nephews, Arthur John Wright (Laura), Donald M. Wright (Robin); one niece Joanne R. Schmidt (Howard), all of California, USA; as well as ten grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy of fifty years in 1994. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Friday, July 7, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Major Shirley King officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army Seniors Residence, Jackson House (No. 3105 - 15 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3W1). Condolences may be e-mailed to the family c/o Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 228-4422.

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