CHIN -- Jim Chin passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on January 1, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Survived by his wife Sue Ying; and his children, Chee (Jamie), May (Jack), Glen (Susan), Colleen; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Natalie, Ryan, Chritopher and Mathew. Also survived by his older sister Mrs. Mar (Los Angeles). Jim was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1921. Resided in Moose Jaw for many years before moving to Calgary in 1967. He worked hard all his life before retiring at the age of sixty-five and enjoyed his years after. He will be missed. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
de PALEZIEUX -- Frank. G. (Francois). On Monday, January 5, 1998, God has called to Him our dear husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend. Frank G. de Palezieux (Francois) Eng., aged 68, of 852 Charlotte Street, P.O. Box 7, Niagaa-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Frank de Palezieux emigrated to Canada from Switzerland in 1952, lived for many years in Calgary, Alberta, where he worked in the petroleum industry and later in Montreal and Ottawa. He has been an active member of the local Anglican Churches he attended and lately of St. Mark's Anglican Church, in Niagara-on-the-Lake where he retired with his ever-loving and caring wife Dora (born Ostevik). Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter Ellen, and is survived by his son Edmond and his wife Carla (nee Hansen) of Calgary, Alberta, and his son Harvey and his wife Carey (nee Vergette) of Nepean, Ontario; and three grandchildren, Brianna, Kristopher and Breaden; his brother Jacques in Switzerland, Michel and his cousins, Jacqueline McLean of Edmonton, Alberta and Isamay Ballachey of Calgary, Alberta. Cremation was accomplished according to the wishes of the deceased, immediately after death. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 41 Byron, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME, 75 Church Street, St. Catharines, Ontario. Telephone: 1-905-684-6346.
FYFFE -- Ethel Eleanor May Fyffe (nee Hallatt) of Calgary, passed away at the Extendicare Cedars Villa on Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at the age of 89 years. She is the loving mother of six children, Louis Fyffe, Betty Livermore, Pat (Howard) Lemley, an James (Dorothy) Fyffe of Calgary, and Maureen (Barry) Jones and Stewart (Mary) Fyffe of Edmonton. She is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren. Ethel is also survived by her brother Dr. Robert (Jane) Hallatt of Penn Valley, California. She was predeceased by her husband Stewart in 1974 and three brothers, Walter, Lindsay and Jack. Ethel was born November 20, 1908, a native Calgarian, living here proudly all her life. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Services will follow at Union Cemetery. The family of Ethel Fyffe wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Lansing and the staff of Extendicare Cedars Villa for their care and compassion for their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3G2. As a tribute to Ethel, Leyden's will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD "Golden Rule Member". Phone: 403-228-4422.
GARTH -- Herbert William "Herb" Garth, beloved husband of Pearl, passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Rockyview Hospital on January 5, 1998 at the age of 80 years. Herb will be lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-four years, Pearl his three daughters, Louise Garth and Larry Maracle, Frances and Michael Laing, and Kathy and Rick McMurray; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother Robert Garth; and sisters, Elsie Johnson and Amy Bullock. Herb was a veteran of World War II. Following the war, he apprenticed as a carpenter, working many years in the building industry and was also employed by the Calgary School Board as a caretaker. Daddy and Mom spent winters in Arizona and also travelled extensively throughout the world. His love of golf was only surpassed by his passion for fishing. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and nurses on Unit 73 and all the staff in the I.C.U. and all those other special people who were involved in Daddy's care. Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., on Wednesday evening, January 7, 1998 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew's United Church, 2039 - 26A Street S.W. on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Clinton Mooney and Rev. David Cook officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 106, 223 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0G9. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.
HETHERINGTON -- John (Red) Hetherington of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on January 2, 1998 at the age of 82 years. John is survived by his two sisters, Grace Hetherington and Lina Hergenhein, both of Calgary; and by many nieces and ephews. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements and Cremation 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.
HIRSCHE -- Melva Hirsche, of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothill Hospital, January 5, 1998 at the age of 77 years. Melva is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Petersen (Darran Murphy), Pamela Bednar (Heinz), and Debra Valkenburg (Dan); seen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Melva was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1972 and a grandson Robert in 1977. At Melva's request, no formal Services will be held, however, a brief memorial gathering will be held at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Thursday, January 8 at 5:00 p.m. A Graveside Prayer will be held at the Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, on Friday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
INGWERSEN -- Mr. D.H. (Slim) Ingwersen, of Calgary, passed away at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home on January 4, 1998 at the age of 92 years. Slim was born in Iowa in 1905 and has been a longtime Bowness resident. He is survived by four sons, Don, Andy Ted and Harold, all of Calgary; two daughters, Isabelle Siepker of San Antonio, Texas and Dorothy Crowe of Perris, California; as well as fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and a stepsister Hilda Karst of Great Falls, Montana. He was predeceased by his wife Lena in 1986, a brother Theodore in 1992, a sister Helene in 1980 and a stepsister Charlotte Anderson. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Slim Ingwersen, 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.
LEITCH -- Jessie Elinor Lorna Leitch (nee Fisher) of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Monday, January 5, 1998 after a brief illness at the age of 80 years. She was born and raised in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and attended the Universit of Manitoba, where she met her future husband Kelly. They spent most of their married life in the Brandon area and moved to Alberta in 1976 to be closer to their family. She will be remembered by a son Kit Leitch of Edmonton, AB; and a daughter Sidney Stevenson of Calgary; as well as five grandchildren, Kellie, Chris, Grady, Melanie, and Michael. She was predeceased by her husband Kelly in 1981. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Scruggs of Bow Valley Christian Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on Saturday, January 10, 1998. In living memory of Jessie Leitch, 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.
LOVELL -- Frank. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our beloved husband and father on Sunday, January 4, 1998. Frank is survived by his loving wife of forty-seven years, Pat (nee Lambert); daughters, Nancy of Edmonton and Mlanie of Regina; numerous cousins, including Vernon Campbell (Enid) of Saskatoon; and his wife's cousin Audrey Peberdy (Keith) of Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his parents, Ogden and Mary, by his aunt and uncle, Emily and Samuel Lovell, who raised him, and by his son Captain Richard F. Lovell (Rick). Frank was born on July 20, 1925 in Saskatoon, where he received his early education. He was an apprentice printer and sometime sportswriter at the Star-Phoenix until he went east to play hockey. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1943 and although he never saw active duty, he remained active in the reserves until 1972, serving with 406 Squadron, 23 Wing Headquarters, and 108 University Squadron. In 1945, Frank enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan. He was involved in student affairs and Huskie athletics and graduated with a Bachelor in Commerce degree in 1949. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966. Frank began his career at the U of S in 1949 when he was hired as Executive Secretary of the Memorial Union Building Fund Campaign. In the following years he held a number of positions, including Alumni and News Secretary, Director of Alumni Affairs, and Editor of the Green and White. In 1964 he was appointed Director of Development, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. Frank was twice President of the Canadian Association of University Development Officers. Following his retirement from the university, he continued fund-raising as a consultant for several years. During his lifetime, Frank touched many hearts as well as pocketbooks. He was active in a number of organizations, including the Saskatoon Board of Trade, the Saskatoon Club, Riverside Country Club, Saskatoon Press Club, Kinsmen and K-40. An avid pilot for many years, Frank shared with his son Rick, a passion for flying. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Flying Farmers Association and a commander, Central Group, of the volunteer Saskatchewan Emergency Measures Air Division. Never losing his interest in hockey, he worked for the benefit of the sport by coaching and refereeing and in 1970 was appointed a Governor of Hockey Canada. In his retirement, Frank enjoyed golf, wine-making, a renewed interest in model railroading and extensive travel with Pat. Frank was devoted to his family and extremely proud of his children's accomplishments. He was a source of strength to Pat and his daughters after Rick's tragic death in 1982. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. At Frank's request, there will not be a Funeral Service. A Memorial Reception will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Family Center (courtesy parking directly across the street at Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 - 4 Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2L7). Memorial donations would be appreciated, in lieu of flowers, and may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan (279 - 3 Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8), or the University of Saskatchewan, c/o Development Office, 226 Kirk Hall, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 9Z9. Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME and Prairie View Crematorium.
MATLOCK -- Stanley Carade Matlock, born November 22, 1919 in Champion, Alberta. Passed away January 2, 1998 in Invermere, B.C. after a lengthy illness. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of fifty-five years, Dorothy (Morgan); two daughters, Mr. and rs. Clayton Clift (Sylvia) of Libya, Mr. and Mrs. Rune Barck (Lindsay) of Windermere; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister Mr. and Mrs. Fred Story (Mildred) of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by a sister Ione, two brothers, Joe and Jesie, his father Chalmer in 1973, and mother Laura in 1993. Services at Invermere United Church, Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. John Smallman officiating. Interment to follow.
SCHILLWITT -- Erna Schillwitt of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, January 2, 1998 at the age of 78 years. Further arrangements will be announced by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephne: 299-0111.
SCHOLL -- Walter Scholl of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 5, 1998 at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his loving wife Luise; two daughters, Silvia (Robert) Muir, Ingrid (Robert) Myshrall; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchilden, as well as numerous relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at Bowness Baptist Church, 8103 - 48 Avenue N.W., with Rev. Waldy Kran officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Walter's memory may be made directly to the Parkinson's Society, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1W4. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.
WALLACE -- Kate Elizabeth "Kit" (nee Baxter) passed away peacefully in the George Boyack Centre on December 31, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband William in 1980 and is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Peterborough, England in 907, she came to Calgary with her parents and siblings when she was very young and lived most of her life in the Inglewood area in Calgary. Kit was a staunch Inglewood supporter and spent many hours with community activities and wrote regular articles for the Community newsletter. She participated in developing the first Credit Union in Inglewood and was one of the original members of the Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club. Kit was also an active volunteer in the St. John's Ambulance Brigade for many years. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Inglewood Community Association, 1740 - 24 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, 264-3835. The Memorial Service will be held in JACQUES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 1998. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
BACKFAT Stah tsi piik saki -- Carrie Backfat, suddenly left us on January 5, 1998 at the age of 70 years. She will be missed dearly by her family. She is survived by her daughter Wilda (Calvert) Yellow Old Woman, and three grandchildren, Carrie-Ann, amara, Riley. She also raised her late sister Valerie Crow Chief's children, Romeo, Ann (Fred) Breaker, Lillian (Clarence) Hoof, Hugh (Audra), Daphne McHugh, Robert (Dori), Marcia (Guy) Medicine Shield, Glen, Jason (Trina), and Benedict. She is also survived by her brothers, Philip (Jean) Backfat, Mark Wolf Leg Sr., and Waterchief family, Margaret, Ernie (Martha), Francis (Marie), Joanne (Thomas) Yellowhorn, Ernestine (Arthur), Larry, Mario (Karen); and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, Mildred and Philip Backfat, sister Valerie Crow Chief, brother Henry Backfat. We loved her as our mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was compassionate, kind, gentle, and unconditional love was bestowed on us all. In our childhood, she guided, disciplined and taught us our traditional values. Together we shared laughter and tears of sorrow. As adults, she continued to be a central figure in our lives. We listened to her stories, songs and harmonica music. Our lives have been enriched and blessed through her endless devotion. Your teachings will live on through all our lives. Sweet Carrie, rest in peace, our Mother, our Angel. Wake Services will be held at Carrie's Residence, Siksika Nation, on Friday, January 9, 1998, 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. John The Divine Anglican Church, Siksika Nation, on Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mervin Wolfleg. Graveside Service to follow at Paul Little Walker Cemetery. Thanks to the Emergency and Unit 54 Staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre, for their kindness and support. In living memory of Carrie Backfat, 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.
BERGSAGEL -- Mrs. Alma Josephine Bergsagel, a pioneer resident of Alberta, died on Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at the Mayfair Nursing Home, Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 99 years. Mrs. Bergsagel (nee Anderson) was born June 27, 1898 near Cottonwood, Mnnesota to Norwegian immigrant parents who moved up to southern Alberta in 1904, at a time when it was still part of the Northwest Territories. The family settled first at Lethbridge, then on a homestead near Stavely and eventually near Wetaskiwin. Mrs. Bergsagel was educated at Camrose Lutheran College (now university) and Concordia College in Minnesota, and trained as teacher at Camrose Normal School. Her teaching career, though intermittent, stretched over half a century and included both a one room school in southern Alberta and a private girl's school in Oxford, England. She married the late Knut Bergsagel in 1924 and went with him immediately to Outlook, Saskatchewan to take up his appointment as President of Outlook Lutheran College. When the college was closed by the Depression in 1936, he entered the ministry and served parishes in Kyle, Sask. and from 1942 in Winnipeg, Man., until being called back to school work at Camrose College in 1949. Their last assignment was to Saskatoon, Sask., where her husband was appointed administrator and chaplain of the Lutheran Sunset Home in 1954, when Josephine turned once more to teaching. After retirement they spent an extended period in England but remained otherwise in their home in Saskatoon until the Rev. Dr. Bergsagel passed away in 1984. Mrs. Bergsagel returned then to Alberta to be near her daughter Marion (John) Twyman of Calgary. Besides her daughter Marion, Mrs. Bergsagel is survived by two sons, Daniel in Toronto, and John in Copenhagen, Denmark; eleven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She came from a family remarkable for its longevity; of her own six sisters and one brother, all her sisters have lived in good health into their nineties and three, Mrs. Lily Moi of New Westminster, B.C., Mrs. Janet Perry of Edmonton, Alberta and Mrs. Annette Hall of Victoria, B.C., as well as her only brother Dr. James Anderson of Surrey, B.C., survive her. The Funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 1998 at Vang Lutheran Church, where she was married seventy-three years ago and where she will be buried beside her husband. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICES LTD. of Calgary. Phone: 235-3602.