Mr. Earl Everett Givens
October 20, 1928 - February 21, 2008
Earl Everett Givens beloved husband of Kathleen of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his home in Calgary on February 21, 2008 at the age of 79 years. Besides his loving wife, Earl will be dearly missed by his children Joan Phillips (Rob), Rick Givens (Sue), Marilyn (Karl) Elias and Sandra Givens all of Calgary as well as 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister Shirley Conroy and husband Alf of Toronto as well as many nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a visitation at Leyden’s Funeral Home (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) on Monday, February 25, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held at Leyden’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Judy Chapman officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Earl’s name directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6) or to the Canadian Cancer Society (Suite 200, 2424 - 4 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2T4).
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting www.leydens.com.
Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, RECEPTION AND CREMATION CENTRE. Tel: 228-4422.
Mr. James Wesley Campbell
December 21, 1944 - February 19, 2008
Campbell, James Wesley
Jim Campbell of Edmonton passed away on February 19th, 2008 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital at the age of 63.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Jim joined the City Fire Department on August 28, 1967, and retired as a Platoon Chief in 2000. He was also a member of I.A.T.S.E Local 210, serving as business agent in the late 80's.
Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carol and their children; Wes (Shauna) of Calgary; Brad (April) and their four children Isabelle, Wylie, Rosemarie and Marielle, of Courtenay; sister Lynne (Bill) Semotiuk of St. Albert, sister Sheila (Dick) Cholowski and nephews Tom and Matt of Edmonton.
Jim is predeceased by his parents Harold (Aug. 30, 2005) and Ina (Nov. 19, 2006).
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Stn 44. At Jim's request, there will not be a Memorial Service, but donations may be made to a charity of choice, if so desired.
Mrs. Edith "Rita" Marguerite Henly-Lewis
January 15, 2008 - February 22, 2008
HENLY-LEWIS: Rita (nee Edith Marguerite Richards). Rita passed away on February 22, 2008 at Oak Bay Lodge in Victoria, BC. Born in Calgary, Alta. on January 15, 1913 she was predeceased by her husband Jack (1991), her sons Dick (2000) and Bill (1992), and all her brothers and sisters. Rita is lovingly remembered by her daughter Jane, her daughter-in-law Linda (Bill); her grandsons Jeremy (Janet) and Timothy Wallace; her great-grandchildren Anthony, Eloise, and Noah; and her nieces Arlene Meldrum, Donna Gail (Heinz) Feldberg, Patricia (Norbert) Boyce and their families. Rita moved to BC in 1947 settling first in Comox and then on a farm in Courtenay (Sandwick). She began her enjoyable and satisfying teaching career in the Alert Bay high school in 1957 at the age of 44. Rita continued her own studies and received her B.Ed in 1966. She also taught for a number of years in Campbell River and later retired with Jack to Victoria. Rita enjoyed traveling and visited many places in the world with family and friends.
She also enjoyed activities including contract bridge, sewing, knitting and crochet, painting watercolours and attending the symphony.
Warm-hearted and generous Rita was treasured by her family and friends for her sweetness of disposition and strength of character as well as appreciated and admired for her many talents and accomplishments.
The family is grateful to the staff and residents of Oak Bay Lodge who were caring and loving during Rita’s time with them.
Funeral Services followed by a reception will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Matthias’ Church, Oak Bay.
At a later date Rita’s mortal remains will be interred at the family site in Courtenay.
Flowers are gratefully declined: those so wishing may make a contribution to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Muscular Dystrophy Chapter, Queen Alexandra Solarium.
Mrs. Vera Jane Iverson
November 13, 1921 - February 22, 2008
Vera Jane Iverson passed away February 22, 2008 at the age of 86 years.
She is survived by her three children Norman Iverson and wife Audrey, Shirley Kelly and huband Doug, Beverly Iverson and Cathy Bayliss, three grandchildren.
Sandra Iverson, Michelle and huband Mike Ahern, Tammy and huband Zane Nahachewsky and two great grandchildren Madison and Garnet. She will be missed.
At Vera’s request, no service will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN’S FUNERAL HOME, RECEPTION AND CREMATION CENTRE. Tel: 228-4422
Mr. Walter Louis Kuziw
November 28, 1924 - February 24, 2008
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Kuziw. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Elsie (E.C.), daughter Janice (Greg) Downie, grandson Andrew as well as numerous cousins. Walter was a compassionate man with love of family and home. He was in ill health the past several months.. Walter was a veteran of WW II with service overseas. He was in the employ of the Edmonton Transit system for 35 years in the capacity of Payroll Supervisor and also served as a director with the Credit Union.
Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to the staff at South Terrace Lodge for their exceptional care of Walter. He will be missed.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to the Funeral Service which will be held on Thursday February 28, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at South Side Memorial Chapel (8310-104 Street). Cremation will follow.
South Side Memorial Chapel. Patterson, Mittelstadt & Justik. Edmonton, Alberta Ph: (780) 432-1601.
Mr. Robert Allan Bennett
October 23, 1956 - February 23, 2008
BENNETT - Robert Allan of Calgary, passed away at the Southwood Nursing Home on Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the age of 51 years. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, William Bennett Jr., Rodney Bennett; Steven Bennett, Terry Drew, George Bennett and Sheila Yates. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Ethel and sister, Gloria. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their care and compassion. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. If so desired, a memorial donation may be made in Robert’s name directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 - 29 Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N2).
Mrs. Florence Jensen
August 30, 1919 - February 23, 2008
Florence Jensen passed away February 23, 2008 in Calgary at the wonderful age of 88. Florence was born in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan on August 30, 1919. Florence was predeceased by the love of her life Raymond in 1995, mother Jessie Nolan, father James Vaness, brother Johnny, sister Majorie Bell and 1/2 sister June. Florence is survived by her daughter Barbara, two grandchildren Barry Dale and Laurie Kim, Great Grandmother to Ryan Dylan, sister-in-law Thelma Bower, Gull Lake, Sask., brother-in-law David Learmonth, Tulliby Lake, Alta and numerous nieces and nephews and many wonderful lifelong friends she made in her travels. Florence had beautiful brown eyes that spoke volumes, a mischievous twinkle, a real sparkle when you told her a story and a snap when you deserved it, and soft as a cloud telling you of her love for you. Her eyes held the wisdom of a life well lived. Florence was a homemaker, a pilot, Queen of the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers, and a ready hand on the farm whenever duty called. Dear Mother, your time on this earth was a perpetual flight plan, cancelled with your passing; you were wise to spend each day as though it were the last, to fly at the wind from every quarter, climb high, hesitate and tumble, yet above all, know when it is time to fold your fragile wings. Remember, you are not God like but a mortal, vulnerable pilot; and that is world enough. Florence has flown through and above the clouds, weathered many storms, and come out in the sunshine many times in her life. The final flight plan has been filed, and has the best co-pilot and navigator any soul could have, angels that will carry her on to the highest, brightest, peaks in heaven. Florence's life here on earth was but a mere moment, she will fly the Heavens amid sun and laughter for eternity.
She was a "live life to the fullest" elegant lady.
Florence will be greatly missed by her family & everyone whose lives she touched.
Fly with the angels and your beloved husband.
Florence's "Celebration of Life" service will be held 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 at Dreamview Village Clubhouse located at 254 Riverview Point S.E. Calgary, AB
In lieu of flowers, please bring your memories to share.