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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 33

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WOOLLEY -- Mrs. Helena Maude (Cis) Woolley (Cheney) of the George Boyack Nursing Home in Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on January 7, 1998 at the age of 96 years. Born in Willesden, England, August 18, 1901. Came to Canada at an early age, ived in Exshaw, Alberta, then moved to Calgary. Helena married Fred Woolley in 1925 and moved to Cranbrook, B.C. and lived there until 1942; moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, then Field, B.C., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and back to Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by parents, Henry and Alice Cheney, husband Fred, sisters, Gladys and Florence, brothers, Bob, Jack and Hugh. Sadly remembered and lovingly missed by daughters, Margaret (Don) Hill of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Norma Jean (Ron) Trammell of Charlo, Montana; and son Robert of Vancouver, B.C.; thirteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister-in-law Mrs. Evelyn Woolley and brother-in-law Mr. John Houston, both of Calgary, Alberta. Helena was a past Noble Grand with Cranbrook Rebekah Lodge and member of Anoka Rebekah Lodge, Calgary, also a longtime former member of the W.A. of All Saints Anglican Church in Calgary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Women's Auxiliary, All Saints Anglican Church, 904 Renfrew Drive N.E., Calgary or Special Olympics. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. John V. Wright officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

ZALASKI -- Mrs. Anne Zalaski of White Rock, B.C., formerly of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, on January 5, 1998 at the age of 85 years. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Mary and Elmer Berry, Surrey, B.C., Lillianand Mervin Parker, Victoria, B.C., and Peter Muir, Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Gulayec, Delta, B.C. and Paul Gulayec, St. Paul, Alberta; and by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John Zalaski in 1992 and a daughter Elsie Muir in 1985, three brothers, Bill, Dan, and Nick Gulayec, and sister Nettie Towpick. Anne resided in White Rock, B.C. since October 1, 1996. She was an active member of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Golden Age Club. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Sunday, January 11, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) on Monday, January 12, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Taras Krochak officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6) or St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 5A6). As a tribute to Anne, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Phone: 228-4422.

BAKSA -- Mr. Paul Baksa passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on December 26, 1997 at the age of 94 years. Funeral Services will be held at Jacques Funeral Home on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Istvan L. Zachfalv of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church officiating. Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Queen's Park Cemetery. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0711.

BANKS -- Dorothy May (nee Harding), passed away on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at the age of 98 years. She was born August 22, 1899 in Shropshire, England. Dorothy's family homesteaded in the Olds area when she was fourteen. She taught school from the ne room school house and later the normal practice to substitute teaching in more modern schools in Calgary until her retirement. With an indomitable adventuresome spirit, she became involved in the United Church Missionary Society, the Calgary General Hospital Auxiliary, the Calgary Zoo, the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association and was inducted into the Olds College Hall of Fame in 1993. Dorothy loved music, so having accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour, she is now relishing the heavenly music. She will also be remembered for her insatiable desire to learn, her positive attitude and sense of humor. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Sandi Landymore and Susan Banks. "Muggy", as she was affectionately dubbed by her grandchildren, Jim Landymore (with two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Rochele), Ken Landymore (with great-granddaughter Baylee), Steven Landymore and Sharilyn Landymore, will also be joyfully remembered by each one. Dorothy has two living brothers, Hugh Harding of Victoria, and Kenneth Harding of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, as well as many wonderful nephews, nieces and their children. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Rowland and Nellie Harding, two sisters, Joyce as a baby, and Elsie in 1984, as well as her husband Dr. Bligh Banks in 1988. A celebration of Dorothy Banks' life will be held at First Alliance Church, 1201 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.

BENKO -- Mrs. Agnes Marie Benko of Calgary, passed away suddenly at her residence on Monday, December 29, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Agnes was born September 25, 1918 in Raymore, Saskatchewan. Agnes is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Joan Benko of Calgary; two grandsons, Richard, Christopher and his wife Tanya, all of Calgary. She is also survived by two brothers and four sisters-in-law, Edward and Rita Lang of Saskatoon, SK, Fern and Frances Lang of Calgary, Anna Lang of Calgary, and Anne Lang of Regina; and two sisters and four brothers-in-law, Zita and Gabe Lang of Regina, Ella and Steve Kitella of Calgary, Joe Petro of Hamilton, Ontario, and Pat Hanlon of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Agnes was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1993, her parents, Max and Theresa Lang, and brothers, John, Charlie and Bill Lang, and sisters, Rose Petro and Marie Hanlon. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W.), today, January 2, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph's Section at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Sister Superior, Missionaries of Charity c/o Mother Theresa's Workers, 4737 - 44 Avenue, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A2. In living memory of Agnes Benko, 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.

BIRTLEY -- William (Bill) Birtley of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 27, 1997 in his 96th year. Bill was born February 1, 1902 in the district of Lancaster, County of Durham, England and emigrated to Canada with his famiy in 1904. He resided in Toronto until 1989 at which time he relocated to Calgary. His memory will be cherished by his family and friends and we will miss his sense of humour, his wisdom and determination. "Forever Remembered" Bill is survived by a son Bill and wife Carole Birtley of Orillia, ON; a daughter Velma Birtley of Calgary, AB; a grandson Brian and wife Tammy, and great-grandson Tyler of Alliston, ON; and a granddaughter Dianne Birtley and Glen Sutton of Calgary. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Winnifred, and sisters, Nora and Ella, and brother Bob. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, January 2, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Len Zoeteman of Calgary Family Church officiating. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Shiraz Walji, Dr. Bruce Wright, the staff of Calgary Regional Health Care Authority, Homecare staff, Marguerite Robinson, Louise Caouette, Calgary Home Support staff, Sandy, Paulette and Doreen, and our many friends for their compassionate care and loving support given. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 2N8. In living memory of William Birtley, 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.

BISHOP -- Derek Alan passed away peacefully on December 25, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital. He is survived by his five loving children, Laurie, Sean, Andrew, Allison and Aileen. Derek will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at t. James Anglican Church, 6351 Ranchview Drive N.W. on Thursday, January 8, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., the Reverend Andrew Lees officiating. Arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES " Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

CAMPBELL -- Evelyn Frances (nee Hicklin), 75, passed away peacefully December 28, 1997 at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. She is survived by one sister Doreen (Tom) Watson of Hilda; two daughters, Violet (Ed) Martyniuk, Calgary, and Verna (Roland) Strlund of Minneapolis; as well as eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her special friend Clare Schweitzer. Evelyn's smile and friendly nature will be missed greatly by all. Deep in our hearts her love and memory will be cherished forever. Memorial Services will be held at Carewest Sarcee Chapel, 3504 - 29 Street S.W., on January 2 at 2:00 p.m. Our special thanks to the caring Staff and Doctors of Foothills Unit 61.

COWARD -- William passed away peacefully on December 30, 1997 at the Colonel Belcher Hospital at 86 years. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-three years, Elsie; his children, Robert (Fran), Ruth Bahnuik, Tom (Chrissie); and his seen grandchildren, Allison, Pamela, Jonathan, Angela, Andrew, Sandra and Laura. Bill taught school in many small towns in rural Alberta and will be remembered by his students for his enthusiasm for lifelong learning. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Forest Lawn United Church (2236 - 35 Street S.E. T2B 0X1). Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3 at Forest Lawn United Church.

DeLEEUW -- Albert DeLeeuw passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on December 21, 1997 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl DeLeeuw; two grandchildren, Joseph and Jamie DeLeeuw of Calgary; brothers, Art (Elenor) of Drumheller, ay (Violet) of Chase, B.C., Frank and Marcel (Alice) of Vernon, B.C., Fred of Enderby, B.C.; a sister Odel (Leroy) Ogi; sister-in-law Alvina DeLeeuw of Vernon, B.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his dearest friend and companion Margaret Kampel. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother John. Albert was born in Kamloops, B.C. on January 26, 1924. He joined the P.P.C.L.I. in 1943, spending much of his military career overseas. After his discharge, he became a constable with the CPR Police in Calgary, retiring in 1984. Albert enjoyed the outdoors, trapping, fishing and hunting. He was a member in good standing of the Royal Canadian Legion for many years. He was an avid square dancer for fifteen years with the Swinging Singles and Single Eights clubs and will be remembered for his willingness to help the beginner dancers as a "square angel", and as having travelled to many camp-outs and conventions all over Alberta, B.C., Alaska and the U.S. in his "big yellow school bus". A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOMES, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

DORMAN -- With great sadness, Jim Dorman and family announce the passing of Mrs. Lena Dorman at Chinook Nursing Home at the age of 83. At Lena's request, no Funeral Service will be held. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.

DUFFY -- Thomas (Tom) Duffy, beloved husband of Norma and beloved father of Deborah, Michael and Kevin, passed away at his home on Monday, December 29, 1997 after a brief, courageous battle with cancer at the age of 55 years. Tom will be greatly missd by his family and friends in Calgary, Edinburgh, Scotland and Newcastle, England. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, January 2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. 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. Special thanks to Dr. David Sparkes. In living memory of Tom Duffy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

DUNBAR -- Mrs. Helen Cecilia Dunbar, beloved wife or Mr. Rennie Dunbar of Calgary, passed away at her residence on December 30, 1997, after a short illness. Helen was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on October 28, 1917 and married in Edmonton in 1951. Sh has resided in Calgary since 1961. Her life was dedicated to her family. Helen will be remembered for her love of life, honesty and the wisdom that she shared. Besides her loving husband Rennie, Helen is also survived by her three sons, two daughters-in-law and a daughter, Douglas and Betty Jean of Edmonton, Wayne and Carolyn of Calgary, Murray Dunbar of Calgary, Beth Ranger and husband Danny; as well as six granddaughters. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, January 5, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Edmund Vargas of Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiating. The family wishes to thank her homecare coordinator, Marguerite Robinson and those who assisted in caring for Helen. In living memory of Helen Dunbar, 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.

EVANS -- Gerald Roy (Gerry) Evans, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away at home on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at the age of 72 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Laura and Leonard Evans, first wife Betty Beaumont, second wife Dona elle Evans (nee Dwigans) in 1971, and son Rexford John Evans in 1968. Gerry is survived by his wife Claire Evans; brother Walter Evans (Vivian) of Victoria, BC; daughters, Sharon Evans of Toronto, Peggy Henderson of Etobicoke, ON, Gillian Evans (Paul Fry) of Calgary, and Heather Johnson (Derrick) of Port Moody, BC; stepdaughters, Kerry White-Tucker (Ron Tucker) of Calgary, and Jennifer White of Vancouver; stepson Greg White (Karen Mackie) of Calgary; grandchildren, Blair and Jason Henderson of Etobicoke, ON, Jessica and Hannah Johnson of Port Moody, BC; and stepgrandchildren, Rebecca and Samuel Tucker of Calgary. Born in Saskatoon in 1925, Gerry completed Senior Matriculation at Bedford Road Collegiate in June, 1943. He immediately joined the Royal Canadian Navy, where he served until 1945. He became a journeyman electrician in 1947, running his own electrical and outboard marine business until 1952 when he went to Juno, Alaska to work in the C.M.S. Mine. Gerry returned to Saskatoon to form an electrical contracting firm which was responsible for the electrical portion of all the major gas installations in the city of Saskatoon. In 1958, Gerry received his registered hunting and fishing guide's license, which began his life-long love affair with the North Country, particularly LaRonge, Saskatchewan. Gerry moved to Calgary in 1959, where he became a representative for the Electrical Services League of Alberta, while working as a journeyman electrician. He later worked for Federal Pacific Electric Equipment Manufacturers, until 1966, when he transferred to Pyle National Electrical Manufacturing, where he remained while completing the Academic Business Diploma Program at Mount Royal College, where he was awarded the Birks Medal for highest grade point average for 1968-1969. In order to raise two young daughters and care for his terminally ill wife, Dona, Gerry entered and completed in 1973, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. He taught at James Short Memorial Elementary School until 1976, when he began teaching in the Math and Physics Department at S.A.I.T. for the next ten years. Gerry completed his Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from L.I.O.S. in 1986, and given his keen interest in step-families, was instrumental in starting S.O.S. (Society of Step-families). In 1997 he earned his Doctoral Degree in Philosophy and Health and Human Sciences from Columbia Pacific University, San Francisco, CA. Gerry died as he had lived, surrounded by the love, admiration and respect of his family and friends. He will be cremated, and in the spring, Gerry's ashes will be returned to the North Country, which he loved so deeply. A Memorial Service will be held at Parkdale United Church, 2919 - 8 Avenue N.W., on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jan Craig officiating. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Home Care, especially Michelle and Fern; Dr. Ken Cody and Rev. Jan Craig. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation in Gerry's 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 "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

FARQUHARSON -- Vernetta Farquharson (nee Grasswick) passed away on Monday, December 29, 1997 after a valiant struggle with cancer at the age of 75. A Memorial Service will be held at St. David's United Church, 3303 Capitol Hill Crescent N.W., today, anuary 2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.

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