ROSS -- Blanche (DoDo) Hunt Ross (Hutchings), born March 26, 1909 in Calgary, passed away after a lengthy illness on December 29, 1997 at the age of 88 years. She was the devoted wife of Charles Walter Ross for sixty-two years. She is survived by herhusband Charles; two daughters, Cynthia Margot Thibault (Freeman Carl) and Alix Brooke Diercks (Dallas Delbert). Blanche was predeceased by one sister Marion Baird and five brothers, Jack, Douglas, Harry, Stuart and George, and one granddaughter Collette Margot Thibault. She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.) on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Roy Darcus officiating. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
RYAN -- In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 28, 1997 Elmus (Bud) W. Ryan passed quietly from this world from within the beloved walls of his longtime home in the Saddle Ridge district of Calgary. Bud was 75 years of age and weary after a lngthy battle with cancer. He is mourned and forever cherished by Muriel his wife of fifty-one years; his children, Todd and Cindy Ryan of Victoria, B.C., Pam and Barry Rinehart of Calgary and Bonnie and Jim Fisher of Whitecourt, AB.; his granddaughter Evann; six grandsons, Kane, Quinn, Jarvis, Riley, Garrett and Liam; his sisters, Rennie, Mary (Bob), Josephine and Vera (Sam); his brother Lloyd (Betty), his extended family and countless friends. Bud was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Elmus Ryan, his sisters, Violet and Mildred, and brothers, Daniel and Alex. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that that donations be made in Bud's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G 1A2). 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.
SEATON -- Dorothy Seaton, aged 94, passed on suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on December 28, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1989 and her brother Fred in 1980. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her daughter Valerie (Patrick) Scholefild, with whom she lived for the past eight years; her son David (Margaret) Seaton, Taunton, England; and five grandchildren, Duncan, Fiona and Alistair (England), Robert and Deborah (Calgary); as well as many friends and relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Andrew's United Church, 128 - 1 Street East, Cochrane on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Cochrane Humane Society.
SISSON -- Mr. Emmerton (Em) Sisson, beloved husband of Kathleen, passed away peacefully at his residence on December 30, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter Dorothy Spicer; son Peter (Anne); five grandhildren, Tara, Jason, Kristofur, Robert and Leah. He is also survived by four brothers, Joe (Dorothy), Harry (Ardath), Ray (Vera), Frank; two sisters, Muriel and Nora; as well as many nieces and nephews. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1941 to 1945 and worked as a Customs Officer with the Federal Government. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive S.W. on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Karl English and Rev. Marion Barclay officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary AB T2N 4N2. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.
STEINHILBER -- Elfriede Steinhilber of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on December 28, 1997 at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her husband Erich; and three children, Horst (Elvira), Harry (Gertrude) and Gisela (Allan). Also suvived by seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one sister Helene, and one brother Wademar of Germany. Funeral Services will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 1204 Renfrew Drive N.E., on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dieter Gohl of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B8. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
TENNANT -- L.Col Mark Tennant, C.M.O. St. J., E.D., C.D., former Commanding Officer of The Calgary Highlanders, former City of Calgary Alderman and Calgary businessman, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on Tuesday, December 29, 1997 at the ge of 84 years. L.Col Tennant was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 27, 1913. He attended school at St. Rose du Lac, Manitoba completing his studies at Lethbridge, Alberta. At the age of thirteen he joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Lethbridge, later enlisting in the South Alberta Regiment. At the onset of World War II he reenlisted as a private with the 20th Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery of Lethbridge. He transferred to the 1st Battalion, The Calgary Highlanders on September 6, 1939 and joined the Battalion in England in December 1940. He was promoted to Captain in June 1942 and to Major in August 1944. L.Col Tennant was wounded three times while overseas. After the war, he remained with The Calgary Highlanders, serving as the Training Officer and in 1948, he became Second in Command of the Regiment. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on July 1, 1955. In June 1950, L.Col Tennant married Joyce Jalland. As a Calgary Highlander, he received the 1939-45 Star-France and Germany Star-Defence Medal, the Defence of Britain Medal, The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Bar, the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, the Victory Medal with Bar, the Efficiency Decoration, the Coronation Medal 1952, the Centennial Medal in 1967, the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal, the "D" Day Medal, and was Mentioned in Dispatches on three occasions. L.Col Tennant also served as an Alderman for the City of Calgary for twelve years. He retired from The Calgary Highlanders on September 24, 1962. On July 13, 1977, he was appointed Honourary Lieutenant Colonel of The Calgary Highlanders. In June, 1981, L.Col Tennant was received as a Companion of the Order of Canada. As a measure of thanks on the fiftieth anniversary of Holland's liberations, the City of Doetincham named a park "Mark Tennant Plantsoen - A Canadian Liberator" in his Honour in May 1955. L.Col Tennant's last public act as a Calgary Highlander was to lay the wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day this year, proudly wearing his Regimental Glengarry headdress. He is the beloved husband of Joyce Tennant, Calgary; dear father of Craig Tennant, Bottrel, Alberta, and Wayne and Pam Tennant, Vancouver, BC; dear grandfather of Justin, Jessie, Bradley, MacKenzie, Stefanie, Nicolai and Samantha. He is also survived by brother William, Lethbridge, Alberta; four sisters, Annie, Lethbridge, Claudia and Frances, Calgary and Zeda of Bermuda. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Petillon and Nora Tennant, daughter-in-law Candace Tennant and brother Rex. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral (219 - 18 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. William F. Stephenson, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the David Foster Foundation, 3795 Carey Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 6T8. As a tribute to L.Col Tennant, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the David Foster Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
TUCKER -- Harold Edward Tucker - September 4, 1928 to November 15, 1997. After a valiant effort for life, Harold passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm surrounded by love from his wife and loved ones. Born and raised in the Cagary area, Harold met Pat and they were married in 1952. In the spring of 1958 they went North to the Yukon. They resided there until 1971 when they moved to Salmon Arm where they made their home. His love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew him. He had a never-ending ability to fix things and his sense of humour was with him until the very end. Harold was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many and will be missed dearly by his wife Pat; son Kerry (Julie) of Calgary; daughter Shannon; two grandchildren, Lindsay Patricia and Ethan Edward; brothers, Elma (Odella) of Alix, Alberta, Doug (Janice) of Salmon Arm, Don (Shirley) of Airdrie, Alberta, Harry (Margaret) of Calgary and Tom (Susie) of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters, Blanche Stewart of Black Diamond, Alberta, Isabel (Harold) Bryant of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Gladys (Forest) Nicholls of Calgary, Thelma Gunderson of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Betty Mickle of Chetwyne, B.C. and Doris Speer of Rimbey, Alberta. Harold is also survived by his long-time special friend Joe Kutchan; as well as numerous other friends. He was predeceased by his father and mother. Visitation ws held at Bowers Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Service was held from the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Friday, November 21 at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Darryl Auten officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Ida Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
WHITLOCK -- On December 21, 1997, Gregory Randolph Whitlock passed away suddenly at the age of 39 years while on vacation in Pattaya, Thailand.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother Brenda, father George; sister Sharon (Blais) brothers, Winston (Carol) and Bradley; nieces, Sandra and Andrea Blais; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Service of celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4A Raven Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Rev. Bob Peel officiating.
Cremation to follow. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
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