COOK -- Betty (Isobel) nee MacLean, beloved wife of David, passed away January 12, 1998 in Calgary. She is survived by her daughter Mardy (Dan); and her two sons, John (Faralee) and Bob (Diane); and ten grandchildren. Born at Westlock, she was proud f her Alberta heritage. Overcoming lifelong challenges caused by childhood polio, she failed to see herself as a person with a disability. After graduating from Camrose Lutheran College, she spent several years working for the Alberta Government in the Audit Department. Unable to dance herself, she used her musical skills to entertain troops at the Edmonton Y during World War II. After the war, she graduated from the University of Toronto. From then on she used her skills to teach and encourage many young people to make the most of their abilities. Later she became a counsellor to disabled students at Mount Royal College. She was an active member of the Calgary Handicapped Association and on the committee which negotiated better ridership facilities for the handicapped on the Calgary Transit System. Betty was very active in the life and work of the United Church in the four pastoral charges her husband served at, Kingston, ON, Nipawin and Saskatoon, SK and St. Matthew's in Calgary. For a number of years, she was a member of the Division of Mission in Canada, at the General Council Level. Betty will be remembered most fondly for the inspirational life she led by all who knew her. This was based on Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good to them that love God." Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew's United Church, 2039 - 26A Street S.W., Calgary on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Unit 73 Bed Fund at Rockyview General Hospital. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
CROMWELL -- George Cromwell, departed Friday, January 9, 1998. He is survived by his beloved mother Juliana Ciobanu; his wife Teresa Lynn Cromwell; his son Gary Dean Cromwell; his daughter Jacqueline Sarah Cromwell; and step-daughter Amanda Nicole Maone. George was respected and loved and will be missed by those who knew him. He was happiest when fishing and camping with his family, friends and business associates. "Daddy, we will love and will miss you forever." - Gary and Jax. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jozef Perehubka of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church officiating. In living memory of George Cromwell, 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.
EDWARDS -- On January 11, 998, Frank Edwards of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 77 years. He is survived by his loving wife Rosa; two daughters, Caterina (Marco) Lo Verso of Edmonton and Corinna (Jose Carlos) Gonzales of San Juan, Puerto; also for granddaughters, Tatiana, Antonia, Cristina and Michelle. Prayers will be held at CONNELLY-McKINLEY FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 16, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Emmett Crough officiating, with entombment to follow on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Mausoleum. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Canadian Diabetes, Edmonton Branch, 1010, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8. THE FLORAL CHAPELS, Connelly-McKinley Ltd., 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-422-2222.
EWING -- Margaret Ewing (nee Hanson) of Bethany Care Centre left this world peacefully on Sunday, January 11, 1998 at the age of 83 years. Margaret is survived by one sister Opal Christensen of Vancouver and Glen Hanson of Bethany Care Centre; as wel as many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by three brothers, Leonard, Harley and Marlin Hanson, three sisters, Alma Synge, Gladys Fulton, and Violet Burns. Margaret spent many years hairdressing in Vulcan and Calgary. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethany Care Centre (916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1C6). 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.
FLOER -- Mr. Edward Donald Floer, beloved husband of Mrs. Cecilia Floer of Okotoks, passed away at the age of 64 years. Born in Minton, SK on April 30, 1933, he has been a resident of Okotoks for the past thirty-eight years. Besides his loving wife, dward is survived by his sons, Lance and wife Judy of Mirror Lake, B.C., Trevor of Okotoks, and Darren of Calgary. He is also survived by two brothers, Andy (Sophie) and George (Margaret); and four sisters, Katie Gerle, Clara Briltz, Dorothy (Mike) Ehrmantraut and Jean Blumhagen. He was predeceased by one brother Frank. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. James' Catholic Church (71 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks), today, January 13, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James' Catholic Church, Okotoks, on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John A. Bastigal, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Okotoks Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Sheep River Land Trust, c/o Town of Okotoks, 14 McRae Street, Okotoks, AB T0L 1T0 or to the Foothills Hospital Foundation. In living memory of Edward Floer, 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.
FOX -- Mrs. Anna (Jackie) Fox, beloved wife of Mr. George Fox of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her residence on January 9, 1998, following an extended illness at the age of 79 years. She will be affectionately remembered as a devoted wife, lovin mother and proud grandmother. Besides her loving husband, Anna is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Ann Fox of St. Louis, Missouri, Ken and Janice Fox of Las Vegas, Nevada; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Arnold Shackman and a sister Lily Gurvitch, both of Calgary. She was predeceased by two sisters, Bessie Rintoul and Florie Boresky. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells " (2720 Centre Street North), today, January 13, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jack P. Hetzel of St. Matthew Lutheran Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. The family request, in lieu of flowers, a memorial gift to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Building Fund, 66 - 7 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 4B7. In living memory of Anna Fox, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 Centre Street North. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
HAMILTON -- Alma Hamilton (nee Morrison) of Calgary, passed away at the Carewest Sarcee Long Term Care Centre on Saturday, January 10, 1998, at the age of 95 years. Alma was born on July 26, 1902 in Abernethy, Northwest Territories, now Abernethy, Sakatchewan. After living in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a few years, she moved to Neepawa, Manitoba in 1918. She married Harry Hamilton of Neepawa in 1919 and through Harry's work with the Canadian National Railways, they later moved to Dauphin, Manitoba in 1926, Kamsack, Saskatchewan in 1932, Jasper, Alberta in 1947 and Calgary in 1956. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Marion; a nephew John James, whom Alma raised from childhood and his wife Susie, all of Calgary; a grandson Harry and his children, Michael and Jessica; a granddaughter Nancy and her husband Chester Schesnuik; a grandnephew Shaun and his wife Christina, all of Calgary; a grandniece Michelle and her husband Chris Kruhlak of Canmore, Alberta; a brother Glen of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters and a brother-in-law, June Salazar of Santa Monica, California, Shirley Swanson of Kelowna, British Columbia, Audrey and Fred Mallett of Kelowna. Alma was predeceased by her husband Harry in 1988. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Arnie Chamberlain of the United Church of Canada officiating. In living memory of Alma Hamilton, 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.
JEFFERY -- Christopher James passed away suddenly December 22, 1997, at age 10, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pocetello, Idaho. Chris will be sadly missed by his father David Jeffery, and mother Elaine Arbuckle. Also rieving his loss are brothers, Michael, sixteen years, Kevin, fourteen years, Nathan, thirteen years, and sister Erin, nine years. Christopher was also much loved by his Grandad James Jeffery; and grandparents Percy and Audrey Sykes; many aunts, uncles, and cousins and all that knew him. Chris was predeceased by his Nana Bev Jeffery, and cousin Douglas Sykes. Chris (Chuckie) will be remembered for his beautiful smile and caring heart. Chris acquired his nickname from a special friend while watching the Rugrats cartoon. His strawberry hair, freckles, front teeth and special innocence gave Chris a special place in the hearts of those who know him. Chris was an up-and-coming basketball player and loved the Utah Junior Jazz team. He also liked to bike ride, play baseball, volleyball and recently learned to water-ski. We are all better for knowing Chris and will share in his memory. Christopher was buried in Riverton Cemetery, Riverton Utah on December 29, 1997. Special thanks to all family and friends in Calgary and Riverton who have supported us throughout this difficult time.
KLOPP -- Mrs. Mary Klopp of Calgary, passed away at her residence on January 10, 1998 at the age of 65 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
MacKILLOP -- Donald Matheson MacKillop of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Mayfair Care Centre on January 11, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Donald is survived by his loving wife Kaye (MacDonald); and their daughter Barbara; two grandchildren, Mar and Kim; and great-granddaughter Taylor, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his nephew Allister MacQuarrie and niece Donna Himmelman of Nova Scotia; and three nieces of the U.S. Donald was predeceased by his sisters, Sally MacQuarrie and Mary MacDougall, and his brothers, Angus, Kenneth and Roy. Danny was born in Grand River, Cape Breton in 1908, the son of Rev. Ewan and Mary (Matheson) MacKillop. He moved to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1951 where he managed G.J. Hamilton and Sons until his retirement to Calgary in 1978. Danny was a member of the Philae Temple, Halifax; the Sydney Lodge No. 84; the Cape Breton Masonic Lodge; and the Scottish Rite. He received a plaque in 1990 for fifty years service to the Philae Temple. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Interment will be at the Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney, Nova Scotia. If friends so desire, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the charity of choice. The family wish to thank Dr. M. Saunders, the nurses, staff and friends at the Mayfair Care Centre. Arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 403-216-1386.
MAPPIN -- Stella Mappin (Beeton) (Stogryn) passed away in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at the age of 79 years. Stella was born April 18, 1918 in Calgary, Alberta. Beloved mother of Beverly Safronek of Calgary and Sherrie Gray of Westinster, California, U.S.A. Also survived by five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. A private family viewing was held at Cochrane Funeral Home, Cochrane, Alberta. Darkness will pass and the sun will rise again. After the storm and thunder, skies will clear. After the drought, sweet rains will bless the earth. After the winter, spring will reappear. Cremation and funeral arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES, Cochrane, Alberta. Telephone: 403-932-4452.
RENNELS -- Walter McDougall Rennels, beloved husband of Winona, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on January 10, 1998 at the age of 79 years. Walter was born in Winnipeg on October 19, 1918. He resided in Winnipeg, Toronto, Oakville and Calary during his association with General Accident Assurance as Branch Manager. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty-eight years, Winona; a son James; a daughter and a son-in-law, Linda and Barry Harrison; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alan and Shirley Elcombe of White Rock, British Columbia; as well as seven grandchildren, David, Cheryl and Russell Harrison, Brenda McCafferty and her husband Sean, Carolyn, Kevin and Jason Wolsey, all of Calgary. Walter was predeceased by a daughter Susan Wolsey in 1995 and his parents, Ernest and Aileen Rennels, of Winnipeg. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery serving in Holland, England and Belgium, during World War II with the Sixth Field Regiment. Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church (903 - 75 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Right Rev. Gary F. Woolsey officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Walter Rennels, 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.
SCHOFIELD-CANHAM -- Leonard (Leo) of Calgary passed away at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital on Friday, January 9, 1998 at the age of 82 years. A Memorial Service is to be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church on Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. In lieuof flowers, donations may be made to the Rockyview Bed Fund, Calgary Health Trust. Telephone: 541-3704.
SKOFLIC -- Aldo Skoflic, beloved husband of Milena Skoflic of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on January 11, 1998 at the age of 55 years. Aldo was born in Pazin, Croatia in 1942. Aldo moved to Calgary in 1967. He recenty worked for Maloney Industries as a welder. Besides his loving wife Milena, Aldo is survived by his son Davor and his wife Melissa; his brother Louis and his wife Ana; his niece Christina Smerdley and her husband Roy; his nephew Alvis Skoflic, all of Calgary. He is also survived by one brother and two sisters, Josip, Binka, Marta and their families; a sister-in-law Jolanda and family; his mother-in-law Marija, all of Croatia; as well as many friends here in Calgary. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Maria Bistrica Croatian Roman Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.), on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Domin Vladic, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Aldo, 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.
ST. GODDARD -- Fern Eileen St. Goddard, nee Winacott, passed away peacefully January 11, 1998 at the Agape Manor Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer at age 48 years. She is greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her common-law husban Norm; sons, Jayce (Justine), Chad; daughter Breanne; grandsons, Brendan, Nyall; granddaughter Sian; mother Carol Robb; father Lloyd Winacott; sisters, Gail (Steve), Janis (Tom), Linda (Doug); nieces, Kyla, Danielle; nephews, KC, Jordan; dear friends, Bertha (Kevin), Holly (Jerry), Joyce (Michael), Linda (Cornell). Fern was predeceased by her dearly beloved grandfather Floyd Winacott and grandmother Pearl. Born on January 30, 1949 in Edmonton, Fern spent her childhood in Saskatchewan. The remainder of her life she lived with her children in Calgary, having a brief residence in Vancouver, B.C. She was able to attend Mount Royal College to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in Social Services. Sadly, her illness prevented her from completing this academic goal, however, one of her many gifts was her ability to put others ahead of herself and help them through life's many difficult trials and tribulations. She was a true lover of nature, her children always came first and she held the highest regard toward family ties. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Research (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2) and or the Agape Manor Hospice (1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8). 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.
TROTTIER -- Joseph Alfred Trottier passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, January 12, 1998. Further arrangements will be announced by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
TRUSSLER -- Roy Samuel. On January 12, 1998, Mr. Roy Samuel Trussler of Victoria, B.C., formerly of Calgary and Edmonton, passed away at the age of 77 years. He leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter Marguerite Trussler and her husband Francis Price f Edmonton; three granddaughters, Adrienne, Megan and Glynis Price. A private family Service was held, Rev. Don Aellen officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or to the Royal Alexandra Foundation. FOSTER and McGARVEY LIMITED, Funeral Directors and Licensed Crematorium. Telephone: 1-403-428-6666. Canadian-Independent.
VERBONAC -- Richard Walter (Dick) Verbonac of Crossfield, born in Leask, Saskatchewan, July 24, 1938 passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 7, 1998. Survived by daughter Verna (Morris) Jordan; sons, Gord and Warren (Cindy); four grandchildrn, Shawn, Scott, Ashley and Lacey, all of Calgary; also by four brothers, Lloyd (Leona) of Carstairs, Les of Worsley, Gordon of Baron, and Edward (Helen) of Kincardine, Ontario; a sister Frances (Ed) Ferster of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Molly, two brothers, Steven Jr. and Albert, and a sister Ruby Philger. A Celebration of Dick's Life will be held at the Crossfield Community Hall on Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.