Mrs. Minnie (nee Silvester) Marshall, of Millarville, passed away at the Rising Sun Extended Auxiliary, Black Diamond, on Sept. 23, 1998 at the age of 69 years. Minnie is survived by her brothers, John (Flo) Silvester of Claresholm, Arthur of Grande Prairie, Charlie of Turner Valley and Jim (Kathleen) of Millarville; two sisters, May Silvester of Calgary and Alice Hampton of Turner Valley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Minnie was predeceased by her husband Harold on Feb. 13, 1978; her parents, Ernest Silvester in 1964 and Alice Silvester in 1960; her brothers, Tom, Albert and Ernie; sisters, Annie Eden, Isabella Shaw and Daisy Battle.
Minnie was born in Kew, Alberta on January 1, 1929. She was the eleventh child of 13. She lived at home until her marriage to Harold Marshall on Feb. 14, 1952. Minnie and Harold spent a great deal of time in Kananaskis Country, as they were both avid hunters and sportsmen and loved the outdoors.
A celebration of Minnie's life will be held at the Square Butte Hall on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998 at 2 pm. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 360 Avenue SE, Calgary, T2G 1W4.
William Roy Arndt
William Roy Arndt, passed away on Tuesday, September. 22, 1998 at the age of 42 years. Beloved husband of Bonny Arndt of Okotoks. He also leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Jesse; two daughters, Brianne and Rayelle; his mother, Helen Arndt; one sister, Donna (Tom) Materi and their son, Rob, all of Okotoks; two brothers-in-law, Peter (Judy) Furhmann and their son Jacob, and Kenny Furhman (Carol) and their two children, Cody and Kristine, all of Vancouver, BC. He was predeceased by his father Reinhardt Arndt and his mother and father-in-law Bud and Marjorie Wood.
Bill was raised and received his education in Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan. He was employed in the oil and gas industry for most of his adult life. The most important things in his life were the love and affection he felt for his wife and children. His devotion and dedication was utmost and was expressed in his involvement and participation in all activities. Bill will be remembered as a sincere, loving, caring, affectionate father and husband.
Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, Okotoks, on Thursday, September 24, 1998 at 11 am. Marilyn Evans of the Okotoks United Church officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, AB, T2T 5C7 or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone (403) 938-3111.
John Toliver of Black Diamond passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 2, 1998 at the age of 65 years. He is survived by his loving family; Beth, one daughter, Kathy (Steve) Leman; one son, Brian; three grandsons, Robert, Wayne and Cary as well as numerous family members and friends. John was predeceased by his daughter Karen in 1980; his parents, George and Edith Toliver; as well as four brothers and two brothers-in-law.
A memorial service was held at the Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, 212 Center Avenue N.W., Black Diamond, AB on Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 at 2 pm with Pastor Art Siemens officiated. In lieu of flowers, a donation in John's memory may be made to Black Diamond Gospel Chapel, 212 Center Avenue N.W., Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0 or Oilfields Foundation Palliative Community Care, Bag 1, Black Diamond, AB, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 7016 Farrell Rd. S.E., Calgary. Phone 216-5111.
Dardenella 'Ella' Guard
Dardenella Ethel Florence 'Ella' Guard. It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Friday, Nov. 6, 1998 at the age of 82 years.
Ella was born in Southampton, England on June 10, 1916, and immigrated to Canada with her mother after her father was killed in the first World War. She grew up in the Elnora district where she met and married Melvin Guard in January of 1938. They lived in many locations in Alberta, settling in Okotoks in the early 1950s to raise their family.
Ella leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Albert Guard of Ottawa, Elaine (David) Metzger of Okotoks, Joyce Fell, Jean Guard and Bob (Francis) Guard, all of Calgary and Betty (Dennis) Goodsell of Cochrane. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Also mourning her loss are her six sisters and one brother.
Ella was an active member in the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary with whom she had life membership status. She was a hard worker all her life and now takes a well deserved rest and has gone to be with those that have gone before her; her dear husband Melvin, her mother and two brothers. We know they will look after her for us.
A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Father Paul Orritt officiated the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ella's memory to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
The family of Valerie Ida Allen are deeply saddened by the passing of our much loved wife, daughter, sister and sister-in-law on Oct. 23, 1998. Val is survived by Graham, her loving husband of 28 years, her father Charlie Tucker of Okotoks, mother-in-law Peggy Allen of Calgary, sister Betty Jean Tucker and husband Ken Denham, sister-in-law Colleen Wadsworth and her husband Graham. Val was predeceased by her mother Ida and father-in-law Milton in 1995.
Val was raised and educated in Okotoks. She attended the University of Calgary obtaining her Bachelor of Education. Val then returned to Okotoks where she taught elementary school for 29 years. During her time with us, Val's kind and caring ways touched many lives. Her courage and emotional strength during her illness was an inspiration to those who knew her. Special thanks to all of the doctors, nurses and PCA's on unit 57 of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre who looked after Val.
Visitation was held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 between 7:30 pm and 9 pm. Funeral services were held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at 2 pm. The Rev. Father Orritt officiated the service. Interment followed at Okotoks Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made in Val's name to either the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2 or STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Mary Alberta Briggs, of High River, passed away at the High River Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998 at the age of 92 years.
Alberta is survived by her grandchildren Carol and Michael Kiss and Kenneth Lem, all of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Arthur Taylor in 1957, her second husband Ernest Briggs in 1995, her son Kenneth Taylor in 1957, her daughter Doreen Lem in 1986, her sister Flora Bischoff in 1997 as well as her father David Morrison in 1930 and her mother Elizabeth (Lineham) Morrison in 1938.
Funeral services were held at the High River United Church on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2 pm. The Rev. Susan Lukey officiated. Interment followed at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Alberta's memory to the C.N.I.B., 15 Col. Baker Place N.E., Calgary, T2E 4Z3 or to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9 Ave. W., High River, T1V 1B3. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (652-2222, 938-3111) directors.
Melvin Christopher Nelson
Melvin Christopher Nelson, beloved husband of Laura Nelson, High River, passed away at the High River Hospital on Oct. 25, 1998 at the age of 84 years. Besides his loving wife, Melvin is survived by his children: Myrna (Ed) Walters, Ponoka; Jean (Dave) McBean, High River; Ruth (Junior) Garrison, Marlow, Oklahoma; Laurie (Penny) Nelson, Longview; Bob Nelson and dear friend Lynn Massie, Longview; as well as his grandchildren, Dave, Richard, Denise, Twyla, Dallas, Justin, Matthew, Colen, Cheri, Shannon, Jason, Cam, Kyle and Jessie and his great-grandchildren, Kayla, Justine, Ty, Brady and Fallon. He is also survived by his sisters, Clara Cote, Carseland and Lilly (Sam) Polo, Calgary.
Funeral services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 pm. The Rev. Jim Chell and the Rev. Reg Berg of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiated. Interment followed at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Ave. SE, Calgary, T2G 1A2 or to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9 Ave. W, High River, AB, T1V 1B3. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (652-2222, 938-3111) directors.
William 'Bill' Stabler
William 'Bill' Stabler, beloved husband of Anne Stabler (nee Jaremco of Derwent) passed away at Foothills Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at age 65. A caring, thoughtful man of integrity and resolve, he died peacefully surrounded by family and close friends after a courageous but brief battle with cranial hematoma.
Bill was born in Burstall, Saskatchewan in 1932. A man of many talents, he resided in Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Brant, Okotoks and finally Vulcan, where he served as county councillor for three years and postmaster for six years before his retirement. He was a founding member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Calgary, and remained a faithful, willing servant of God throughout his life.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Anne; son, William Jr; daughter-in-law, Susan; grandchildren, Steven, Christine and Kevin; his father, Albert; brothers, Alvin (Millie) and Clarence (Loretta); sisters, Gladys and Bernice; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His family wishes to thank the staff of Foothills Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Vulcan General Hospital, STARS Air Ambulance and Pastors Michael Colbeck and Dennis Aiken.
The funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3403 - 19 Ave. SE, Calgary at 11 am. Luncheon to follow with interment at Okotoks Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church in Vulcan or STARS Air Ambulance.
Kenneth Borden Thomson
Kenneth Borden Thomson, of Sundre (formerly of Black Diamond), passed away suddenly from pneumonia on Saturday, May 1 in the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Vi of Sundre, three sons and nine grandchildren.
Ken was a prominent area cattleman, born in 1914 on the Thomson homestead in Black Diamond. He ranched in the Black Diamond area until Kirk Thomson took over in 1975. He then moved to Sundre where he became an electrician. He was a member of the Professional Cowboys Associ-ation. He lived a long, great life, had a lot of friends, led a busy interesting life and will be missed by family and friends.
Funeral services were held in Sundre at 1 pm on Friday, May 7 at the Sundre Curling Rink.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Nancy Kathleen Eriksen
Mrs. Nancy Kathleen Eriksen (nee Thompson), beloved wife of Mr. Art Eriksen of Millarville, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, May 3, 1999 at the age of 52 years.
Nancy was born on 29, 1946 in Calgary. She was a very people-oriented person and enjoyed family gatherings, camping, wildlife and pets. Nancy was also an active member of the Calgary Heritage Lion's Club.
Besides her loving husband, Nancy is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David, Robert and Terri. She is also survived by her father, David F. Thompson; a sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Attila Vilonyay; a brother-in-law, Michael Fenn; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Viola in 1990 and a sister, Deanne in 1991.
Funeral services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Fish Creek Chapel' (14441 Bannister Rd. SE, Calgary) on Friday, May 7, 1999 at 2:30 pm with the Rev. J. Karl English officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice.
In living memory of Nancy Eriksen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 'Fish Creek Chapel,' 14441 Bannister Rd. SE, Calgary. Telephone (403) 256-9575.