ASPDEN - Colin William Aspden, passed away suddenly, early Monday morning, October 30, 2000. Besides his loving wife Sheila, Colin leaves a daughter Colleen, son-in-law Grant, and grandsons, Jason and Garrett. Colin lived life to its fullest. He enjoyed long walks with Sheila and catching the action at his grandson's hockey games. At Colin's request, no Funeral Service will be held. "Time on this world is too short value this time, your family Fly with wings unfurled To the angels up high Time will help to heal And soothe the ones left behind" We will all miss you Colin, but your memory will go with us forever. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Intensive Care Unit c/o Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9 (Phone 403-541-3232). To e-mail expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading: Colin Aspden. In living memory of Colin Aspden, 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.
BEFUS - Rev. John Befus, 87, of Salemtown, entered into the presence of his Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2000 at Forsyth Medical Center. John, originally from Alberta, Canada, gave much of his life as a missionary in Nicaragua with the Moravian Church, serving many congregations and impacting many lives over a twenty-six year period in that country. He also pastored churches in Canada, Philadelphia and lastly at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. Following retirement, John spent many hours visiting those who were homebound or hospitalized from both the Fries and Trinity congregations. John's loving family includes his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Violet Stelter Befus; two sons, Rev. Gerry Befus and Timothy Befus; one daughter Ruth Snyder and her husband John. He also has six grandchildren, Richard Snyder, Randall Snyder (wife Andrea), Gregory Snyder (wife Courtney), Eva Mullinax, Deanna Befus, Michelle Befus; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Kathryn Mullinax. The family in Canada includes brothers Gordon, Wilfred, Edward Befus and sister Mildred Graham. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1 at Fries Memorial Moravian Church by Rev. Stuart Zimmerman. Burial will follow in God's Acre. The family will receive friends after the Burial at Fries Memorial Moravian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Mission Society of the Moravian Church South, 500 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and the support personnel of the Ninth Floor at Forsyth Medical Center.
BELLOWS - Mrs. Ella Bellows of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre in Cochrane, Alberta on October 29, 2000 at the age of 88 years. Arrangements are pending and entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 228-4422.
BOWMAN - The family regrets to announce the passing of George Bowman at the Rockyview Hospital on Friday, October 27, 2000. George was born in Avonlea, Sask., on March 5, 1913. He served in World War II as a member of the Signal Corps. George is survived by his wife Kathleen; and sons, Ronald, Dean, David and Kenneth and their wives, Gail, Barbara and Paula. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Keitha, John, Elizabeth, Kirsty and Holli; and by his sister Hilda Charlebois. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church (5504 - 20 Street S.W.) today, October 31, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Centre Patient Comfort Fund, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 (Telephone 403-670-2433). In living memory of George Bowman, 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.
BRYANT - Elizabeth W.M. (Beth), beloved wife of the late Mr. William James Bryant of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Nursing Home on October 26, 2000 at the age of 96 years. Beth was born in Teddington, England. She immigrated to Calgary with her family in 1913. She was a lifetime member of the Maccabees, volunteered at the Alberta Children's Hospital and was a longtime member of Knox United Church. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Anne Bryant, Win Buchannon (Jack); three grandchildren, Leigh-Anne Bryant (Kit Johnson), Greg Buchannon, Shari Palmer (Rod Stratton); two great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Jason Palmer; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Wayne Bryant in 1996 and her son-in-law Clarence (Bus) Bryant in 1998. Graveside Services will be held at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery (16 Avenue and Garden Road/100 Street N.E., Calgary) on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Lorraine Hartry of Knox United Church, officiating. The family express sincere thanks for the love and care given to Beth, to the staff of Brentwood Nursing Home. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital (1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 5C7). Condolences may be e-mailed to the family c/o email@example.com. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME Telephone: 228-4422.
CHRISTENSEN - Walter of Calgary passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Saturday, October 28, 2000 at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his daughter Bev (Gary) Cragg; long-time companion Molly Marquardt and her daughter Thelma (Keith) Burgoyne; as well as numerous other family members. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m., at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME. Graveside to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Alberta (Research Division), 218A, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject heading: Walter Christensen. 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.). Telephone: 272-5555.
CRANE - Mark George Alfred Crane born April 16, 1964 of the Tsuu T'ina Nation, suddenly passed away at the age of 36 years on October 28, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife Pearl; and his two children, Janelle and Brendon of the Tsuu T'ina Nation. Mark is also survived by his mother Rose; his three brothers, Larry (Anne), Ralph (Ivonne) and Dan (Julie) of the Tsuu T'ina Nation; along with his four sisters, Edna (Alvin) Watchman of Provo, Utah, Marina Crane, Lorna Crane and Eleanor (Scott) Ferguson of the Tsuu T'ina Nation. Mark will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives and many friends at Tsuu T'ina, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins at Sioux Valley, Manitoba. Mark was predeceased by his father Leonard Crane of Tsuu T'ina Nation on December 5, 1978. Those who wish, may pay their respects this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10923 - 24 Street S.W., Calgary. A traditional Wake Service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at Mark's residence on the Tsuu T'ina Nation. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10923 - 24 Street S.W., Calgary. Interment will follow at the Tsuu T'ina Nation Cemetery. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
CRUIKSHANK - George Kenneth Cruikshank, beloved husband of Dorothy Cruikshank of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Friday, October 27, 2000, at the age 80 years. George was honored with a life membership in the Alberta Institute of Chartered Accountants and was a long-time member of Earl Grey Golf and Country Club. Besides his loving wife, George is survived by five sons, Bob and Judie of High River, Gary and Cheryl of Salmon Arm, Doug and Lynda of Kelowna, Ken and Deborah of Calgary, and Ron and Bernie of Saskatoon; thirteen grandchildren, Rob (Gwen), Kelly (Mike), Shannon (Calvin), Jeff (Kristy), Rodd, Craig, Brad (Briann), Jarret (Marlene), Brad (Tani), Scott (Krista), Brett, Spencer, and Alyssa; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Robert, and Quinn; two brothers, Warren and Elsie Cruikshank of Creston, and Keith and Pat Cruikshank of Richmond; two sisters, Elsie and Sam Thieson of Edmonton, and Grace Wright of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, October 31, 2000 at 11:00 a.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 (Telephone 403-264-5549) or directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2. In living memory of George Cruikshank, 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.
GIFFORD - Norah Jane, born at Winnipeg, July 24, 1918, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 25, 2000. She was predeceased by her father and mother Dr. Morley and Gladys Lougheed, brother James Lougheed in France during World War II, and by former husband Norman Gifford. She is survived by brother Dr. Lawrence Lougheed (Mona) of White Rock; and sister Florence Johnson (William) of New York. She is also survived and fondly remembered by her daughters, Patricia Whiteley of Calgary, Joanne Diack (Alfred) of Qualicum Beach, and by son Dr. Peter Gifford (Christine) of Calgary. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Lisa and Patrick Whiteley of Calgary, Timothy Diack (Tess and children, Alexandria and Jacques) of Winnipeg, Kimberly Nelson (Eric) of N.D., and Katie Gifford, and Rebecca Michael (Scott and children, Kora and Andrew, and one on the way) of Calgary. Nieces and nephews include, Gillian, Steve, Chris, Paul, Megan and Matt Lougheed, Martin Johnson of New York, and David, Terry and Susan Gifford of Winnipeg. Norah grew up on Lanark Street in the River Heights district of Winnipeg and attended Kelvin and Robert H. Smith High Schools and the University of Manitoba. She worked until her retirement in the insurance industry and retired in Calgary. She enjoyed many years at the family camp on Treaty Island on Lake of the Woods. Norah was a trooper who suffered, but combated TB as a young adult at Ninette, Manitoba, and a series of on-going illnesses in her later years. The family would like to express heart-felt appreciation to daughter Patricia for her devoted care and friendship to Norah in her later years. A private family Celebration of Norah's Life is planned for Calgary members. Norah has donated her remains to the University of Calgary Medical School. Condolences have been very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, in Norah's honor, please take a moment to be grateful for good health and close family and friends.
GUMILAO - Elizabeth Gumilao of Calgary, passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on October 29, 2000 at the age of 34 years. Elizabeth was born in the Philippines and came to Calgary in 1997 where she has resided since. She worked as a live-in nanny for Kevin Berndhart and as a housekeeper for Gordon and Anne Berndhart. Elizabeth is survived by her mother Masinda Lalio of the Philippines; her sister Betty G. Depalog of Calgary; and her brothers and sisters, Rudy Lalio, Ceasar Lalio, Adeline Dumecquias, Rita Lalio, Anita Santo and Emelia Ananayo, all of the Philippines. She is also survived by her niece Martha Pablo (Edwin Pablo); her cousins, Marina Pangsil, Judith Abalos (Ruben Abalos) of Calgary, Lolita Bremmer (Gordon Bremmer) of Ft. Macleod; and niece Mercedes Ngilangil of Saskatchewan. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, October 31, 2000 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at First Assembly (6031 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at First Assembly (6031 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Leona Eagle officiating. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: email@example.com, subject heading: Elizabeth Gumilao. In living memory of Elizabeth Gumilao, 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.