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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 18

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RUESGEN -- Mr. Heinz Ruesgen, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Ruesgen of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on January 20, 1998 after a brief illness, at the age of 65 years. Heinz was born on July 11, 1932 in Solingen, Germany. He loved music, and as a young man sang in a men's choir and also played the mandolin. He immigrated to Canada in May of 1958. Heinz taught Automotive Technology at William Aberhart and Central Memorial High Schools for eighteen years. Besides his loving wife, Heinz is survived by a daughter Connie Ruesgen of Abbotsford, B.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Marie Ruesgen of Kelowna, B.C. He was the proud "Opa" of two grandchildren, Jesse and Megan. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Rolf and Heidi Ruesgen of Germany. Heinz was predeceased by his parents, Erich and Herta. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9. In living memory of Heinz Ruesgen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044.

SHUPE -- Omer William (Bill) Shupe passed away in Elkford, British Columbia on January 19, 1998. Announcements later by FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

SMITH -- Douglas J. Smith of Calgary, passed away on Friday, January 16, 1998 at the age of 70 years, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his best friend and companion, Janet Stewart; as well as five children in Kingston, Ontario. Gone but not forgotten by all his friends and family. A Funeral Service will be held at Wesley United Church (1307 - 7 Street S.W.), Friday, January 23, 1998 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Melvin officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Doug's memory may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Edmonton, AB T6E 9Z9. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.

TAYLOR -- Walter Taylor of Calgary, formerly of Winnipeg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home at the age of 87 years. He will be greatly missed by his family, daughters, Louise (Joe) Kondics of Calgary, and Wilma (Duncan) Sisk of Edmonton; grandchildren, Stephen, David (Sharon), Marie, Ian (Jennifer), Anne (Daniel), Luke, Joel, Jessica and Patrick; as well as two dear great-granddaughters, Kayla and Torri. Walter is also survived by his brother Stewart of Port Alberni, B.C., and other family members. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jemma in 1980, his parents, and his brothers, Fred and Stanley. He will be fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Saturday, January 24, 1998 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment to follow in Chapel Lawn Cemetery. Funeral and forwarding arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Phone: 235-3602.

van CUYK -- Aloysius (Wiet) van Cuyk, beloved husband of Sylvia, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 22, 1998 at the age of 72 years. Wiet immigrated to Canada in 1954. For many years he worked with Pockar Brothers Masonry until his retirement. Wiet was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he ushered Sunday Masses for many years. He enjoyed listening to jazz music as well as playing cards. Besides his loving wife Sylvia, Wiet is survived by two daughters, Mary and Ray Aubie and Francy and Jamie Woodman; as well as Sylvia's children, Trish and Gary Novak, Kevin Petersen, and Tim and Jacqueline Petersen of Peachland, British Columbia; and six grandchildren, Justin, Joseph, Carly, Andrew, Riley and Kyle. He is also survived by his sister Coise van Cuyk and her family of Tilburg, Holland. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends both here and in Holland. Wiet was predeceased by his first wife Johanna in 1972. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, January 25, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.), on Monday, January 26, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jesus Ronillo Timajo officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. In living memory of Wiet van Cuyk, 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.

WAIBOER -- Rens, aged 52 years, of Calgary, passed away January 20, 1998. He is the beloved father and father-in-law of Jake and Jackie Waiboer, Pincher Creek, AB, and Hans Waiboer, Drumheller, AB. He is also survived by a grandson Zac Waiboer, Pincher Creek; mother Cory Waiboer, a brother Hans, and a sister Anneleen, all in Holland. He was predeceased by his father Jacob. Born in Holland, he came to Canada in 1968 to Claresholm, later moving to Calgary. Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army (1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., T2N 1B9). As a tribute to Rens, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Salvation Army. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.

WARD -- Frederick Thomas (Fred) Ward passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his wife Phyl; children, Marianne (John) Mundy and their children, Joel, Matthew and Cailin; Bob (Lynn) Ward and their daughter Suzie; Colleen (Rodger) Irvin and their children, Brittney, Taylor and Chandler; and their mother Marion Black. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Dawn Wigmore and Rick (Louise) Mitchell and their children, Andrea and Megan; and his loving sister Cathy Heisen. Fred was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge and the Al Azhar Shrine Mounted Patrol. His last working years were spent at Universal Mercury-Lincoln. Fred was a kind and caring person who loved the mountains, fishing and his jazz music. His happiest moments were with his family and grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Memorial Services will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Friday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Bob Glasgow officiating. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. A.W. Morrison and the staff of Rockyview Medical Daycare, and of Agape Manor Hospice. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Agape Manor Hospice or Community Health Resources Palliative Home Care Program. Funeral arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

WEIGUM -- Bertha Alvina Weigum (nee Schroth) of Calgary, passed away at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital on January 20, 1998 at the age of 77 years. Bertha was born February 10, 1920 in Trochu, Alberta and later married Art Weigum in 1943. Bertha is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Beverley and Lyle Taylor of Calgary, Linda and Martin Edgington of Victoria, B.C.; four grandchildren, Brad Taylor of Terrace, B.C., Rod (Melinda) Taylor of Didsbury, AB, Ashley and Cassandra Edgington of Victoria; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jennifer Taylor of Didsbury. Bertha is also survived by a brother George Schroth of Calgary; a sister Florence Bauer of Three Hills, AB; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Art in 1974, two brothers, William and Emil Schroth, and a grandson Brandon Edgington. Those wishing to pay their respects did so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, January 22, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Shepherd King Lutheran Church (804 - 75 Avenue S.W.), today, January 23, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Stetson officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Bertha Weigum, 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.

WIMBLE -- Mary S. passed away January 21, 1998 at the age of 86. Survived by her daughter Margery (Ron) Pittman of Edmonton; and sisters, Barbara Lawson of Calgary and Anne Williams of Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1964. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Friday, January 23, 1998 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Hugh Christmas of the Anglican Church of Canada officiating. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

WOOD -- Lily Josephine (nee Cantwell) passed away on January 15, 1998 at the grand age of 97. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.

YAHOLNITSKY -- Helen Yaholnitsky (nee Kereluk) of Calgary, passed away at Carewest Glenmore Park on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her son Greg (Myrna) Yaholnitsky of Preeceville, SK; and daughter Paulette (Cris) Pynenburg; as well as five sisters and three brothers. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary, and a brother Ed. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, January 26, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2 or to the charity of your choice. A special thanks for allthose who showed care and compassion for mom during her illness. In living memory of Helen Yaholnitsky, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

YOUNG -- Lillian Young passed away in her sleep on January 21, 1998 at the Bow View Manor. Lillian was born at Swalwell, AB, August 17, 1922. She is survived by a sister Isobelle Johnston of Didsbury; and brothers, Ivan of Burnaby, B.C., and Raymond of Calgary. She was for years active at the Killarney Baptist Church where she was involved with girls clubs and ladies gatherings. Lillian served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the war. She was employed at the U. of A. in Edmonton before she transferred to the U. of C., Calgary Library. She retired in October 1981. While living in the Parkdale area of Calgary, she took great interest in the natural parks, birds, flowers and plants. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. (Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7) or Killarney Baptist Church (2635 - 32 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 2R8). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.

ARNOLD -- Christopher (Chris) Henry Arnold of Calgary, AB, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 22, 1998. Beloved husband of Lily for fifty-five years. Also survived by his children, Carole (Jim) Bierwirth, Rodney (Jennifer), Judy (John) MacDonald, Chris (Luane); five grandchildren, Brent, Justin, Lindsay, Rob, Laura; and one great-grandchild Natalie; two sisters, Kay Buffam, Rose Marie Dann; as well as numerous relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 126 - 14 Avenue S.W. on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. A donation in Chris's memory may be made to the Canadian Nazarene College, 610, 833 - 4 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3T5. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Phone: 216-5111. BATES -- George Robert Bates, aged 74 years, of Marble Falls, TX, died January 21, 1998. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, with Luster Lockett officiating, under the direction of CLEMENTS-WILCOX FUNERAL HOME of Marble Falls, TX. Born on March 22, 1923 in Vancouver, Canada, George was the son of Ray and Evelyn Reynolds Bates. He is survived by his wife Nancy Bates of Marble Falls, TX; sons, Phil Bates of Calgary, Canada, Steve Bates of Edmonton, Canada; and two grandsons.

BRINTON -- Frederica Marie "Freda" Brinton, beloved wife of Travis, passed away peacefully at home on January 23, 1998 at the age of 83 years. She is the loving mother of Bill Fulkerth (Flo), Donald Fulkerth (Judy), Edna Bielech, Doris Heintz (Roger) and Bill Sinclair (Marilynn). Also survived by twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren; brothers, Riley Moon (Millie), Frank Moon (Esther) and Royden Moon (Sheila); sisters, Helen McGaffin (Bob), Bertha Nelson and Wynn Wallin (Herman); a sister-in-law Betty Moon; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Bill Moon, and by two grandchildren, Karen Adele Bielech in 1968 and Edward Dale Bielech in 1983. Freda wished to say goodbye and hoped to be remembered by her friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Foursquare Church of Calgary, 1227 - 48 Avenue (McKnight Boulevard) N.E. on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Arnie ter Mors officiating. No flowers by request. If desired, donations may be made (for breast research) to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

BROWN -- Thomas (Tom) Brown of Hussar, Alberta, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 22, 1998, aged 75 years. He is survived by his loving wife Ruby; his children, Sharon (Bruce) Burton of Chestermere, Brenda (Bryan) Hager of Hussar, and Tommy Brown of Calgary; grandchildren, Kathy Squire, Michelle Brown, Craig Burton, Michael Hager and Brianne Hager; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher, and Mikayla. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Andy and Rose, and brothers, Cam and Don. A private family Memorial Service will be held. The family wishes to invite friends and relatives to a lunch on Monday, January 26, 1998 at the Hussar Hall at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. or the Canadian Cancer Society. WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 934-5666.

DASH -- Stanley (Stan) Robert Dash, beloved husband of Marlene, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 22, 1998 at the age of 60 years. Stan was born November 25, 1937 in Calgary and during his life traveled and worked throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. He spent several years as a construction contractor in Lethbridge before finally settling back in Calgary. Stan loved to escape to the outdoors, camping and fishing with his wife and family. He enjoyed the simple treasures of life. Stan is survived by his wife Marlene; a son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Agata of Calgary; and a daughter Cheryl of Lethbridge. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law, Terry Patterson of Winnipeg and Georgina and Ed Loucks of Trehearne, Manitoba. Stan was predeceased by his parents, Stan and Helen, and a brother-in-law Stu Patterson. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. with Stan's brother-in-law Rev. Ed Loucks officiating. 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. In living memory of Stan Dash, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.

FIISEL -- Herman Fiisel passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on January 22, 1998 at the age of 77 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.

GERAULT -- Norman Gerault of Calgary, passed peacefully away in Mesa, Arizona on January 19, 1998 in his 73rd year. Besides his loving wife Betty, Norman is survived by his daughters, Maureen Duncan (John Denschikoff) and Lorraine (Ian) Cameron; son Norman (Beth) Gerault; brother Reg (Mary) Gerault of England; and five grandchildren, Jennifer Duncan, Andrew Duncan, Michael Cameron, Christopher Cameron, Lisa Gerault. Funeral Services will be held at FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., Monday, January 26, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For information, call 297-0717.

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