SMEDLEY -- Mrs. Joan Smedley, aged 78 years, of Calgary and formerly of Kamloops, B.C., passed away January 15, 1998, widow of the late Jack Smedley. Memorial Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 - 23 Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, anuary 27, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. David Vincent officiating. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
VANSTONE -- Margaret Vanstone, of Black Diamond, AB, passed away at her residence on Friday, January 16, 1998 at the age of 92 years. Margaret taught for many years in the Northland and East Smokey School districts before retiring in 1970. She is theloving mother of one son and one daughter-in-law, Jack and Lorraine Vanstone of Black Diamond, AB; two daughters and one son-in-law, Marjorie and Sigurd Arndt of Lacombe, AB, Jean Stannus of Sydney, Australia; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister Dorothy Haydock of Renfrew, Ont. Margaret was predeceased by her son Donald, in 1953. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. S. Alan Schooley of Southwood United Church officiating. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Margaret Vanstone, 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.
WALKER -- Edward Francis of Calgary, passed away at the George Boyack Nursing Home on Friday, January 16, 1998, at the age of 72 years. Edward is survived by his sons, Dale and Dwayne (Carolyn); his grandchildren, Shirley, Jessica and Ryan; as well a his sister Ruth; and his nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 711 - 37 Street North West, on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 21, 1998, at 1:00 p.m. Celebrant Father Mike Storey. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Edward's Memory may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1. Funeral and Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
WARE -- Geoffrey Windsor passed away peacefully on January 16, 1998 at the age of 70 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Violet and his sister Betty. Geof is survived by his loving wife Melba who he married June 29, 1950. He is alsosurvived by his sister Aline Lambie; and his children, Heather (Rolly) Baker, Shelley (Dwight) Homister and Michelle (Fred) Rosmanitz; grandchildren, Mike and Geof Eastland, Chad and Ryan Baker, Julie, David Matthew and Ashley Homister, Kristie, Dayna, Andrew, Kevin and Jason Rosmanitz. Geof had many interests but his most important one was his family. He was happiest when surrounded by his loving family. Geof will be sadly missed but always remembered. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) Tuesday, January 20, 1998 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Greg Wooley officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500 Station S. Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K2. As a tribute to Geof, Leyden's Funeral Home will make a donation to the Alberta Lung Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
WARRACK -- Alexander "Alex" beloved husband of Mrs. Alice Warrack of Strathmore passed away at the Strathmore Continuing Care Centre on January 14, 1998 at the age of 95 years. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOMEon Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathmore Continuing Care Centre (200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J9). 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.
WRIGHT -- Joan Elizabeth Wright, passed away on January 15, 1998 at the age of 43 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) today, January 19, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4222.
ARCHER -- Tony. A Memorial Mass Service will be held at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.), on Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. Mass is being held by his wife Marietta and daughter Lori Anne. In lieu of flowers, a donatin may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6.
GORMAN -- Susanne Bowie. On January 9, 1998, Susanne went to be with her Lord at the age of 88 years, while being at the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital. Susanne was predeceased by her husband John Cullen, brother William and sister Mary. She leaves behnd her son J. Ronald (Barbara); grandson J. Drew (Christine); two great-grandchildren, David and Bradley; six nieces, Eileen, Kathleen, Marge, Lorraine, Debbie and Lavone; and three nephews, William, John and Terry. Susanne's family wish to extend to the staff of the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital a special thanks for their care and compassion to Susanne and family. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Jim Elliott of First Alliance Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.
HALE -- Mrs. Margaret Hale, beloved wife of Chuck Hale of Brooks, passed away in Brooks on January 8, 1998 at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Hale is also survived by her loving children, Earl and his wife Terry of Leader, Saskatchewan, Barbara Penner of Books, Jack and his wife Pat of Brooks, Judy MacDonald and her husband Owen of Nelson, BC, Vivian Hale of Brooks, Sherry Smith and her husband Smitty of Red Deer, Cindy Raymes and her husband John of Fort McMurray, Laurie Oster and her husband Lawrence of Castlegar, BC, and Chuck Jr. and his wife Tina of Calgary; sixteen grandchildren; her sister Jean White and her husband Jeff of Vancouver; and nieces and nephews. Born in Butte, Montana, Margaret came to Canada with her parents to Lethbridge. She married and moved to Brooks in 1945 and had resided there since. Services will he held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12 from SMITH'S Memorial Chapel, Brooks, Kathryn Hemsing officiating. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks T1R 1B3 or Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, T2T 5C7. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636.
KERR -- Colin Morrison Kerr passed away at his home on January 3, 1998 at the age of 76. He is survived by his wife Evelyn (Ogle); and six children, Ralph (Lynn) Kerr, Carol (Barry) Poffenroth, Ken Kerr, Colleen Ruszkowski, Jo-Ann (Troy) Jamieson, Jakie (Marty) Lyle; and thirteen grandchildren. At Mr. Kerr's request there will be no Funeral Service, and he will be returned to his home province of Saskatchewan. As a tribute to Mr. Kerr, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a Gift of Remembrance to "In From the Cold". Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
MITCHELL -- Douglas Scott. The beloved son of Mrs. Lena Mitchell died on January 2, 1998 at age 52. He will be sadly missed by his wife Terri, his stepson Chad, his stepdaughter Aleesha, and two grandchildren, all of Texas; and by his mother Mrs. Len Mitchell of Calgary. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital, 1011 Centre Avenue East, on Tuesday, January 13 at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Michael Ward officiating.
NIXON -- Marion Elizabeth Nixon of Calgary and formerly of Dublin, Ireland, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on January 9, 1998 after a brief illness at the age of 84 years. Marion is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill an Loraine of Victoria, B.C., and Derick and Sandra of Calgary; and a daughter and son-in-law, Lesley and Hans Ockermueller of Calgary; and four grandchildren, Christopher and Mark of Calgary, Renee of Victoria and Corey of Edmonton. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Sunday, January 11, 1998 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forwarding arrangements to Kirwan's Funeral Home, Dublin, Ireland. In living memory of Marion Nixon, 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.
PERRETT -- Charles, of Calgary, beloved husband of Evelyn, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on January 8, 1998 at the age of 77 years. Announcements to follow. 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.
RUMBLE -- Gladys Rumble of Crossfield, Alberta, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Gladys was born in England, May 18, 1908 and came to Canada in 1966. She had resided in Cochrae, Taber and Calgary before moving to Crossfield. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her companion of thirty-two years, Charles Kraus. She is also survived by a daughter Jean, son-in-law Les and grandson Derek, all of England; as well as a brother Lawrence and many cousins, nieces and nephews also all of England. She was predeceased by a son Geffory in 1989. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Friday, January 16, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Further Services and Interment of the urn will follow at a later date at Norwich, England. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Gladys' memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
RYAN -- Agnes McGinn Ryan (nee Kilgannon), "Aunt Agnes" passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Care Centre on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 91 years. Born in Stirling, Scotland on August 27, 1906, her family immigrated to Coleman, Alberta in 1909. Folowing her graduation from St. Paul's Hospital in 1929, her nursing career took her to Coleman, Calgary, then Rocky Mountain House as Assistant, then Matron until retirement in 1972. She returned to Calgary and lived in Kanerva House from 1978 to 1995, later moving to the Fanning Centre. She was very active in CWL, Kanerva House Social Committee and Greater Forest Lawn Senior Citizens Society. Her family and friends were an important part of her life as well. She was a special lady, enjoying life to its fullest. She was predeceased by her husband Paddy Ryan (1952). She is survived by six nieces and two nephews and their families, June and Jack Sandgathe of Kaleden, Pat and Alf Thompson of Coleman, Sharon and Jack Turner of High River, Mikki and Bill Brown of Whitehorse, Kathy and Dave Hill of Blairmore, Ms. Francine Kilgannon of Coleman, Mrs. Katherine Wagner of Manchester, Missouri, Mr. Bill Jones of Vancouver, and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kilgannon of England. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 44 Street and 16 Avenue S.E., on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
SANTIAGO -- Bienvenido Santiago Jr., beloved husband of Sallie and father of Gary, Jerome and Karen, went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 1998 at the age of 55 years. Viewing and Funeral dates will be announced on January 14 to allow out-of-contry family members to arrive.
SIDE -- Agnes Elizabeth Side (nee Thomson) passed away at Agape Manor in Calgary, January 8, 1998, at the age of 77 years. Agnes was born in Waterloo, Ontario, June 12, 1920, third child of Thomas and Janet Thomson who emigrated from Scotland in 1910 The family moved in 1921 to Winnipeg where she grew up, cherishing her association with Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church. On June 7, 1941, she married William Murray Side and subsequently had four children, Allan William of Calgary, Barbara Lynne of Delta, BC, Robert Gordon of Kelowna, BC, and Lorraine Frances of Millarville, Alta. Agnes moved from Winnipeg to Calgary in 1979 but lost her husband Bill late that year to a heart attack. She continued to make her home in Northwest Calgary until her passing, enjoying family and friends locally and as they visited Calgary. Agnes is survived by brothers, Thomas of Medicine Hat, Alta., and Andrew of Great Falls, Montana, and by her only sister Edna of Winnipeg. She was predeceased by brothers, Gordon of Abbotsford, BC, and John of Calgary. Agnes was blessed with fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Allan's youngest children, Amanda and Brady, live with him and wife Deborah in Calgary, and his daughter Jennifer lives in Canmore, Alta. Barbara and husband Ted Foster have three sons, Wes of Lacombe, Alta. (who has two children, Chris and Sherri-Ann), Greg of Ladner, BC (who has three boys, Cody, Curtis and Tyler), and Trevor of Delta, BC. Robert has adult children, Jodi of Inwood, Manitoba (who has two children, Keefe and Liadan), and Kevin of Winnipeg, and he and wife Melora have Crista, Wayne, Rebecca, and Roberta with them in Kelowna. Lorraine and her husband Phil Pearson have daughter Jennifer of Richmond, BC, and Amy and Dan who attend U of C in Calgary. Agnes was "Grandma" to all the children and pictures of each one were always close at hand in her home. Agnes was an accomplished artist in many media, and was President of the Winnipeg Art Club in the mid-1970's and active for many more years. She and husband Bill were honored by the City of Winnipeg for their contribution to the City's Centennial celebrations in 1974 with their ceramic and other art pieces. Agnes was an accredited teacher in the art of painting fine china and porcelain dolls, and produced many commissioned works for private collections. Agnes struggled valiantly with cancer in her final days and was sustained by family and friends at home and finally in Agape Manor. The family extends heartfelt thanks for special support shown to Agnes by Dr. David Todd and the staff at Agape Manor when it meant so much. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army to be dedicated to Agape Manor, to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a medical research institution of their choice. A Service to celebrate her journey through life will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., Calgary (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Monday, December 12, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
VERBONAC -- Richard Walter (Dick) Verbonac of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 7, 1998 at the age of 59 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone 403-276-2296.