HALKETT-BLONDHEIM -- Margaret Anne Halkett-Blondheim, resident of the Peace River/Grimshaw area, passed away in Grimshaw on January 2, 1998 at the age of 49 years. Margaret is survived by her loving husband Frank Blondheim; stepson Daryn (Karen) Blonheim; grandson Devyn; mother Margaret Halkett of Calgary; mother-in-law Mabel Blondheim of Creston, B.C.; sister Cathy Halkett (Jenn and Meagan) of Penticton, B.C.; along with relatives in B.C., Scotland and England. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chaplehow Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 284, 606 - 38 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, on January 12, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. with Elsveth Snow officiating. Interment to follow at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 - 45 Avenue, Red Deer, AB, T4N 3M4 to be divided equally with the Medicine River Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Arrangements by CHAPEL of MEMORIES (Peace River) LTD. Phone: 1-403-624-2686.
HALLAHAN -- Leona Colleen (Young) Hallahan, beloved wife of Ron Hallahan and beloved mother of Carrie-Ann Hallahan, Rocky Mountain House, passed away at the Rocky Mountain House General Hospital on January 7, 1998 at the age of 44 years. Leona is als survived by her foster family, Jason, Annette and Melissa, her mother Kate Young, her sister Lorraine (Richard) Raiwet and nephew Cody Young, all of Fox Creek, Alta.; her parents-in-law, Maurice and Melva Hallahan, Edson; her sisters-in-law, Brenda (Ed) Kelly, Fox Creek, Debbie (Harry) Kuhne and Nina Hallahan; and brother-in-law Tom (Donna) Hallahan, all of Edson. She was predeceased by her father Walter Young in 1985 and her niece Sherri Raiwet in 1993. Memorial Services will be held at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Rocky Mountain House on Friday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Father Clem officiating. Funeral Services will be held at the Nanton-Parkland United Church on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Don Watt officiating. Interment will follow at Nanton Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leona's memory to the Palliative Care of Rocky Mountain House Hospital, Rocky Mountain House, Alta., T0M 1T0, to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, T2E 8M7 or to Ronald McDonald House, 1921 - 28 Street S.W., Calgary, T3H 2H1. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors.
JACOBSEN -- John Jacobsen of Calgary, born in Hygum, Denmark, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on January 6, 1998 at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by Bertha, his wife of sixty-two years, five brothers and sisters, grandson Chris Fraer, and daughter-in-law Arlene Jacobsen. John is survived by son Norman and his wife Lorna of Arrowwood; and daughter Dinah Fraser and fiance Nick Van Wyk of Sicamous, B.C.; nine grandchildren and their families, including twelve great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at Sharon Lutheran Church, 210 - 10 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, January 10 at 11:30 a.m. A family Graveside Service was held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In living memory of John Jacobsen, 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.
JAKAB -- John Jakab passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, January 6, 1998. He was born in Pali, Hungary on July 27, 1936 and has lived in Calgary for the past thirty-eight years. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers nion and is survived by his wife Sophie; sons, Jeffrey and Andrew; his sister Theresa; and mother-in-law. A Memorial Service is to be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. He will be greatly missed by his family.
JOHNSON -- Daniel Patrick Johnson of Calgary, passed away at home on January 6, 1998 at the age of 4 years. Daniel is survived by his loving parents, Miles and Jennifer (nee Mellof), and his brother Michael. He will also be lovingly remembered by hisgrandparents, Connie Johnson of Ottawa, Bill and Dorothy Mellof of Saskatoon; as well as his aunts, uncles and cousins. Danny loved life and brought great joy to all who knew him. A Funeral Service will be held at MEMORIES Funeral Chapel (12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E.), on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Telephone: 403-216-1386.
LEON -- Mrs. Rita (Dolly) Mai Leon (nee Boutilier) of Calgary, passed away at the Cedars Villa Nursing Home on January 7, 1998 at the age of 97 years. Rita was predeceased by her husband George Leon. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Mountan View Memorial Gardens, on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
MOSBY -- Mildred Mary Mosby of Calgary passed away at the Bow View Manor on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at the age of 82 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Karin (Jerry) Topnik and children, Natalie, Corrina and Becky, all of MapleRidge, BC; son Derek Mosby of Calgary; as well as a daughter-in-law Harlene Day and children, Chrissy and Lane of Okotoks. She was predeceased by her husband Owen J. Mosby, son Brian Mosby, and a sister Gwen Eade. Mildred was born at Shoram, England. She came to Canada as a war bride, where she trained and worked as a nurse with the Alberta Children's Hospital. Upon retirement, Mildred and Owen wintered in Arizona and later moved to the west coast. Following Owen's death, Mildred later returned to Calgary, residing at the Bow View Manor until the time of her passing. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Saturday, January 10, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will follow at a later date at the family plot, Queen's Park Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired a donation in Mildred's memory may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 5C7. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
OXTOBY -- Arthur Winston (Art) Oxtoby passed away, as peacefully and quietly as he lived, on Monday, January 5, 1998 at the age of 78. Art was predeceased by his son Len, and is survived by sons, Stan and Allen (Gail), and their mother Midge Handfordof Innisfail; grandchildren, Karin and Julie; sisters, Ethel (Bob) Johnsen and Pearl Lusk; brothers, Chester (Adeline), Clifford Roy "Toby" (Wally) and Fred (Dorothy); and many nephews, nieces and cousins. Art was born January 15, 1919 at Innisfail, AB. He spent his growing years on the family farm southwest of Innisfail, attended Olds College and later took over a portion of the farm. This was his life until multiple sclerosis disabled him. He was wonderfully cared for at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre in Calgary during the past twelve years. Relatives and friends are invited to participate in a celebration of Art's life at the Innisfail Legion on January 16, 1998 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please bring your fondest memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Carewest Foundation at 1070 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, T2E 7Z2, with a request that funds be directed to Dr. Vernon Fanning Extended Care Centre; or directly to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary Chapter, at Suite 238, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, T2E 7A6 (please write "For Client Services" on cheque or in a note). Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
POFFENROTH -- Lawrence Wilfred, beloved husband of Sylvia, born September 8, 1915, passed away January 6, 1998. As well as his wife, Lawrence leaves to mourn, his nephews, Garry (Janice) Poffenroth, Gordon (Ruth) Hagar and Larry Poffenroth; as well a many other relatives. Many thanks to Dr. J. Turnbull, the staff of Unit 47 at Rockyview Hospital and the valuable help of his homecare workers. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 9, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6). 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.
REES -- Irene Rees passed away January 6, 1998. Predeceased by husband Graham, sisters, Mildred and Doris. Lovingly remembered by brothers, Len, Wallace; nephews, Len, Tom, Jim; nieces, Arlene, Maureen; and ten great-nephews and great-nieces. Memoria Service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
ROGERS -- Mrs. Mary Rogers, our much loved Mom, Nana and beloved wife of Dick Rogers, passed away peacefully on January 7, 1998 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 87 years. Mary was born in Scotland in 1910, immigrating to Canada at the ageof three. Winnipeg was her home until nine years ago, when she and her husband Dick moved to Calgary. She did love Calgary very much. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, Thelma of Selkirk, Manitoba, Barb (Don) of Calgary, Darlene (Pierre) of Victoria; and son Richard (Diane) of Winnipeg; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Mary Rogers, 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.
RYAN -- "Aunt" Agnes McGinn Ryan of Calgary, passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Care Centre on Wednesday, January 7, 1998 at the age of 91 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 44 Street and 16 Avenue S.E., on Monay, January 12, 1998 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Greg McLellan, Celebrant. Cremation to follow. Further arrangements will be announced on Saturday, January 10, 1998 by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
SALT -- M. Kathleen, died peacefully at Victoria Hospice on Sunday, January 4, 1998. Born in Calgary, Alberta on August 25, 1908. Predeceased by her husband Prof. W. Raymond Salt (1996). Survived by her son Jim of Victoria; granddaughter Danielle (Olv) Brandfors of Fort Langley; and three great-grandchildren. Kathleen descended from the McDougal and Watling families of New Brunswick. In earlier years, Kathleen was a teacher and for the better part of her life, she devoted her interests to writing short stories and educational scripts for radio. A private family Service will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. SANDS of COLWOOD "A Tradition of Trust" Telephone: 1-250-478-3821.
SHAW -- Annie Florence Shaw (nee Ellis), of Calgary, and formerly of P.E.I., passed away January 6, 1998 at the age of 78 years. She will be sadly missed by her children, S. Keith Shaw (Lavana) of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, John Douglas Shaw (Judy) and udy Pearle Matheson (Clifford), all of Calgary; her grandchildren, Brenda (Bob), Shelly (Gerry), Stephen, Shawn, Jason, Shanne (Buddy) and Shawn; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Landon, Tucker and Garrett; two brothers, John Ellis (Edna) and Ken Ellis, all of P.E.I.; and sister Verna Stewart of P.E.I.; and many other relatives and friends, many of whom are in P.E.I. Annie was predeceased by her husband Samuel Garfield Shaw, February 9, 1994, her parents, George and Edith Ellis, five brothers, Neil, Harry, Borden, Guy and George, and two sisters, Eleanor and Edna. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., on Friday, January 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Oakes of Centennial Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes 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.
VANCE -- Ellen (Ellie) Beatrice Vance (nee Mayhew) of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 7, 1998 at the age of 83 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY.Telephone: 403-243-8200.
WHIPPLE -- Floyd Robert Whipple passed away peacefully on January 6, 1998 at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home at age 85. Floyd was predeceased by his loving wife Bessie and is survived by his devoted children, Bob (Lynda), Brian, Kim (Toni) and Cori (ee) Forrest. He also leaves behind his six grandchildren, affectionately known to them as "Grumpy", Kelly, Scott, Kari, Brandon Whipple, and Kevin and Colin Forrest. He was predeceased by his brother Earl and survived by Earl's wife Kay. Floyd also leaves behind his many friends. Floyd's passion was sports which brought him a lifetime of joy through his hockey days with the Drumheller Miners, pitching for the Banff Springs Hotel, curling, Big Eight Golf Tournaments at Bowness, pool and dart player at the Army and Navy and Canadian Legion Branch 285. Floyd was also a lifetime member of Earl Grey Golf Club where he founded the Slippery Seven Golfing Group. Floyd's working career was varied, from delivering coal in Drumheller, mechanic for the Dinosaur Bus Lines, The Hudson Bay Company of Calgary, Alberta Gas Trunk Lines (Nova), to owner-operator of College Service Line. During his retirement years, Floyd joined his sons, Bob and Kim at Poly-Drill Products. Floyd will be dearly missed by all. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3G2. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100.
WIBERG -- Mr. George Anthony Wiberg Sr., beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Wiberg of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at the age of 85 years. George was born May 31, 1912, in Wetaskiwin. He taught school for hirty-seven years throughout Alberta. He dearly loved his family, fishing and hunting and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Besides his loving wife Margaret, George is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Marsha of Calgary, and Dale and Joan of Redwood Meadows; and a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Dave Travis of Calgary; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of George Wiberg, 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.