Enid Mary Knoepfli
Enid Mary Knoepfli, a resident of the Millarville district, passed away at the Rising Sun Extended Care, Black Diamond on March 8, 1999 at the age of 89 years.
Enid will be dearly missed by her loving family. She is survived by her sister Iva (Les) Boulton and brother Allen Keneffly; nephews, Bruce (Julie), Brian (Jo) and David; nieces, Sharon (John), Carol (Fred); four great-nephews and nine great-nieces.
Enid was born on Dec. 21, 1909 in Calgary. The York Hotel was built and operated by the Knoepfli family for many years until it was sold in the early 1950's. Enid lived her life to the fullest with her unique sense of humor. She loved to travel and had her favorite sports to play and watch. She also enjoyed the friendships she shared at the community bridge parties. At the farm she spent many hours on her garden tractor. Enid was a lifetime member of the Millarville Racing and Ag. Society, as well as the Ladies Senior Guild.
Deep appreciation is extended to the special care and friendship given by Dr. Siray and the other staff and doctors at the extended care.
A memorial service was held at Christ Church Millarville on Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Robert Griffin officiated the service. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
If so desired, memorial donations can be made in Enid's name to either the High River Salvation Army at Box 5430, High River, AB, T1V 1M5 or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Clifford Earl Orum
Clifford Earl Orum, eldest son of Harry and Pauline Orum born March 13, 1938, passed away last Friday, September 17, 1999, on his way home to Arizona after visiting with family and friends here in Alberta.
Earl was first married to Vera Abar in October, 1958 and resided in the Square Butte area west of Millarville. Together they had 3 sons and 1 daughter. He worked for Kendal's sawmill then later on started in road construction to become owner/operator of Orum Construction for 35 years.
In the fall of 1995, Earl retired from the construction business and relocated to Sierra Vista, Arizona. There, he was remarried in January, 1997 to Mary Doran.
Earl will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, his children; Terry, Brian, Kevin and Wanda (Langrock). He was also survived by 2 stepdaughters, 9 grandchildren, one brother and 2 sisters.
Funeral services were held in Sierra Vista Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at the Hatfield Funeral Home. Also a memorial will be held in Alberta at the Square Butte Community Hall for family and friends starting at 2 pm.
James Ray McInnis
Mr. James Ray McInnis, born June 3, 1908 in Elm Creek, Manitoba, second son of James and Bertha McInnis, passed away peacefully on September 18, 1999 at the Rising Sun Long Term Care, Black Diamond.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Turner Valley; son Bert of Ottawa, Ontario; brothers Earl (nickname Happy) (wife Molly), Charles (nickname Jigs) (wife Doris) and Carman (wife Doris); sisters Marion (husband Slim) and Jean (husband Bob); grandchildren Kara Fleming of Kingston, Ontario, Bert McInnis and Hugh McInnis of Ottawa, Ontario and great grandchildren John and Islay Fleming of Kingston, Ontario. He was predeceased by his first wife Ethel in 1982 and brother Colin (wife Helen) in 1993.
James was a grain buyer in Manitoba and moved to Turner Valley in 1943 where he worked in the Gas Plant until he retired in 1973.
At his request there will be no funeral service held. His ashes will be interred at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Long Term Care, Bag #1, Black Diamond, Alberta, T0L 0H0; Lewis Momorial United Church, Box 118, Turner Valley, Alberta, T0L 2A0 or to a charity of your choice. Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. is in charge of arrangements. Phone: 938-3111.
W.A. (Bill) Ryan
Bill Ryan passed away at his home in Calgary on May 23, 1999 at the age of 75. He was born at Nanton on August 20, 1923 and attended the MacEwan School, which is now the Information Centre in Nanton.
He worked at various jobs in the area until serving in the army overseas during WW II. Following this, he was employed by G.S.I. doing seismograph work. Later he spent 17 years working in Calgary for Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. until his retirement.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Eileen in 1983, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ryan in 1988 and a niece, Leona Hallahan in 1998. He is survived by his sisters Pat (Nick) Ewashen, Stony Plain, Doreen Hopkins, Calgary, Dot (Bert) Muir, Grande Prairie, Kate Young, Fox Creek and Mert Sandy, Black Diamond, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
There was no funeral service by Bill's request and cremation took place in Calgary. If desired donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
John Allan Legge Jr.
John Allan Legge Jr., 83, of Sun City West, Arizona died May 30, 1999. Mr. Legge was born in Glendale, California on Sept. 5, 1915, the son of John Allan Sr. and Emma (Johnson) Legge. His grandfather was born in Staffordshire, England and his father was a businessman in Glendale, California. Mr. Legge attended Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, California. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California in 1937 with a B.Sc. degree in Geology and Mathematics and in 1939 received an M.Sc. in Geology and Mineralogy from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Shortly after graduation, he married Ellen (Pat) Louise Herbert of Los Angeles, California.
From 1939 to 1942, Mr. Legge Jr. was a geophysical computer specialist for the Richmond Petroleum Co. of Columbia, South America. From 1942 to 1947, he worked for United Geophysical Co. in California and then as manager of Alaskan operations on the North Slope. In 1948, Mr. Legge Jr. joined the Texas Co. and worked in Houston, Texas. In 1949, he was transferred to Calgary with Texaco Exploration Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of the Texas Co. Mr. Legge Jr. formed his own geophysical consulting company in 1951 called John A. Legge Jr. Ltd. which was the first independent geophysical consulting company in Calgary. The name was later changed to J.A. Legge and Associates Ltd. While continuing his work with J.A. Legge and Associates Ltd., Mr. Legge Jr. moved, in 1964, with his family to a farm, called Hillside House near Okotoks. He and his wife Pat were active in the community until 1973 when they retired and moved to Boulder, Colorado.
In 1984, he and Pat moved to Sun City West, Arizona. His wife, Pat passed away in 1990. He married Cenovia Addy of Canmore, Alberta in 1991, whom he had known since 1949.
Mr. Legge Jr. was a lifetime member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists as well as a member of the Lepidopterist's Society, the Calgary Petroleum Club, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. He was an avid fisherman, photographer, traveler and butterfly collector. His extensive collection of arctic and alpine butterflies from Western North America has been donated to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
Mr. Legge Jr. is survived by his wife Cenovia, one son, Allan H. Legge of Calgary; one daughter, Katherine A. Ash of Olivet, Michigan; and a sister, Francis Ann Allen of Boulder, Colorado.
Memorials may be sent to the Sun Health Foundation, Hospice Care Services,P.O. Box 2015, Sun City, Arizona, USA, 85372.
John 'Jack' Fisher
John Norman 'Jack' Fisher, passed away peacefully on June 3, 1999 in Langley, BC at the age of 52 years, now gone to join his loving wife Lorraine who predeceased him in 1978. Jack was also predeceased by his mother Loretta in 1996 and his father John in 1955. Left to mourn Jack's death are four sons, Norman, Victor, Curtis and Michael and his wife Cathy; three sisters, Mona Quigley, Lorraine (Charles) Garries and Helen (Robert) Sargeant; stepfather George Showman; many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
Jack has lived a full and happy life and will continue to live in the hearts of those he has left behind.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney or Cancer Foundations, 'Research.' A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 1999 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks at 2 pm with the Reverend Norman Radway officiating. Interment to follow at Okotoks Union Cemetery. Arrange-ments in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Phone 938-3111.
Charles Henry, beloved husband of Tess Henry, High River, passed away peacefully at his farm home on a glorious harvest day, September 21, 1999. Besides his loving wife, Charlie is survived by his children: Shirley Ormond, Calgary; Patricia Henry, Calgary; John (Teresa) Henry, Springbank and Scott (Sherri) Henry, High River and his grandchildren: Kevin, Melanie, and Tim Ormond; Amanda and David Henry and Tyler and Shaelynn Henry. He is also survived by his sister Lynn (Marlyn) Howe, Claresholm and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Elsie Henry, his sister Linora and brothers Tom, Ken, Ron and Jack.
Charlie was born in High River on August 27, 1922 and was raised on the family farm adjacent to the Little Bow River. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during W.W. II. In November, 1950, Charlie and Tess were married and resided on the farm. In 1955 the family moved to High River and Charlie worked on construction. The family returned to farming full time in the Little Bow area in 1963 although they continued to reside in High River. Charlie and Tess moved to a new home on their farm in 1980. Besides his love of the land, Charlie was an avid sports fan who always enjoyed a good hockey or ball game.
Services were held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River on Friday, September 24 at 2:30 pm. The Rev. David Robertson officiating. If desired, contributions may be made in Charlie's memory to High River Minor Baseball or High River Minor Hockey, c/o High River Town Office, 129 - 3 Ave. W., High River, T1V 1R9 (Attention Recreation Centre). Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (652-2222) directors.
Helen Elaine Snodgrass
Mrs. Helen Elaine Snodgrass of High River, passed away peacefully in High River on Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at the age of 90 years. Helen is the loving mother of Donna McPhee, Larry and Marge Snodgrass and Karen Snodgrass, all of High River; the cherished grandmother of Steven McPhee, Debora and David Levesque, Calgary, Beth McPhee, High River, Phil and Karen Snodgrass, High River, Lee Anne Snodgrass and Matt Allen, Okotoks, Todd and Tricia Snodgrass, Hairy Hill, Alta., Craig and Loree Snodgrass, Calgary, and Ryan Snodgrass, Perth, Australia; and beloved great-grandmother of Reid and Kade Snodgrass, High River, and Tate and Kaylin Snodgrass, Hairy Hill.
She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Marlene Beagle, Calgary, and Rita Beagle, Nanoonse, B.C., and their families. Helen was predeceased by her husband E. Lyle Snodgrass on March 10, 1960, her son Robert R. Snodgrass on May 29, 1987 and her brother Gordon R. Beagle on July 7, 1994.
Helen was active in funeral service in High River since 1935 and was awarded an honorary membership to the Alberta Funeral Service Association in 1974, as well as being a charter member and the first president of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the High River Hospital. Kind and compassionate and always a lady, her family was her life and she took great pride in all they were and all they did.
Funeral Services were held at the High River United Church, on Monday, September 27, 1999 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. David Robertson officiated. Interment followed at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Helen's memory to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue West, High River, T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. Telephone 652-2222/938-3111.
John Samuel Hamilton
Mr. John Samuel Hamilton of DeWinton, AB. passed away on October 6, 1999. Born in Calgary on May 30, 1927 to Samuel Henry and Mary Adeline Hamilton. He is survived by his children Barbara, Patty (Jerry), Bud (Lori), Joy (Justin), Cam (Tera), Lindy, Bunny (Al) and their mother Betty; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his sister Theresa and many nieces and nephews. Johnnie farmed in the DeWinton area for all of his 72 years. He was a skilled horseman who competed in rodeo events and drove the DeWinton Hurry Up Wagon in his younger days.
The family would like to thank Dr. Groves, Joan and the other nurses on Unit 61 at the Rockyview Hospital for their compassion and care. A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 2:30 pm. Padre Earle Lesley officiated. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
Christopher Dale Groeneveld
Our Angel Has Gone Home.
It is with great sorrow that we mark the passing of Christopher Dale Groeneveld. Chris was born in Calgary on April 5, 1963 and passed away in High River on April 19, 1999 with his family by his side.
In every sense of the word, Chris was a giver, unrestrained by material needs. He loved children, gave his time freely to anyone who needed him and deeply touched all that knew him. Never expressing a selfish thought about himself, Chris gave us the strength to get through his illness. Thank you Chris, for you have shown so many the true meaning of love.
He has left to inspire: his Dad and Mum, Flores and Margaret Groeneveld; sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, Toni Lynn, Darryl, Brittany and Brooklyn Bouvier; Tim Groeneveld, Glenn, Sharmayne, Clinton and Curtis Groeneveld, Jeffrey, Susan, Reid and Kyle Groeneveld, Jay and Angie Groeneveld. He is also survived by grandmothers, Edna Litchfield and Grace Suitor and numerous relatives and friends. Chris was predeceased by his father Dick Young, grandparents Cliff and Elizabeth Young, Carl Litchfield, Jim Suitor, Tony and Jane Groeneveld.
Funeral services were held at the High River United Church on Friday, April 23 at 2 pm. Sue MacDonald D.M. officiated. Immediately following the service, the family met with relatives and friends at the Heritage Inn, High River. In keeping with Chris' example of enriching and caring for those around him, donations may be made to the Julia and Jessie Steer Fund, Royal Bank, High River, c/o Mr. Peter Steer, 920 - 17 St. S.E., High River, T1V 1P6 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
'Good men must die,
but death cannot kill