ROBERTSON -- Francis (Ross) Robertson of Calgary, passed away at the Mayfair Nursing Home on Saturday, December 20, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Ross is survived by a daughter Anne Robertson of Calgary; and a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Trish Robertson of Grande Prairie. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Stephen and Anne Robertson, Paul and Trisha Robertson, Catherine Robertson, Michelle de Graaff, Lisa and Albert Thum, and Michael de Graaff; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and David de Graaff. Ross is also survived by a sister Millie Marr of British Columbia. He is predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1986. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2223 - 34 Street S.W., on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stanislaw Lasko, S.D.S., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E. In living memory of Ross Robertson, 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.
SIRIANNI -- Mr. Domenico Sirianni, beloved husband of Mrs. Elisebetta Sirianni of Calgary, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Foothills Hospital on December 20, 1997, at the age of 89 years. He was born in Sambiase-Lameziaterme, Catazaro, Italy on July 12, 1908. Domenico was loved and admired by all those who knew him, and he was truly a gentleman who worked very hard at keeping his family together. When his family was together, Domenico was at his happiest, his eyes shining like stars. The memories he has left behind will be treasured always and he will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. Domenico was the hero and beloved father of five children, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rosa Sirianni, Felicia and Salvatore Raso, and Giuseppina and Enrico Elia; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruno and Francesca Sirianni, and Salvatore and Dora Sirianni; twelve grandchildren, Peter, Rosa and Mike, Antonia and Carmine, Tina and Vince, Rino, Daniela, Lisa, Rosa, Franco, Felicia, Domenico, and Diana; and two great-grandchildren, Silvio and Jessica; and numerous nieces and nephews in Calgary and Victoria, B.C. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), today, December 22, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Of Grace Italian & English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Valentino Alberton, C.S. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Domenico Sirianni, 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.
SKRIVER -- Peter Gordon Skriver of Tilley, passed away peacefully in Brooks on December 21, 1997 at the age of 62 years. Gordon is survived by his loving family, wife Alice of Tilley; daughter Kathy and her husband Merlin Skanderup of Brooks; sons, Doug and his wife Pauline of Airdrie and Greg and his wife Leona of Camrose; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Daniels and Liz Daynard of Brooks; four brothers, Ken of Tilley, Bob of Calgary and Earl and Harland of Tilley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Calgary on May 10, 1935 Gordon moved to Tilley in 1964 and had farmed in the community since. He was also employed as Realtor with Pro Real Estate for the past seven years. Interment Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23 at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Tilley. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooks. Rev. Jim Krause officiating. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636.
SMITH -- Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Grace Smith (nee Russell) of Calgary, passed away at her residence on December 20, 1997, at the age of 84 years. Pat was born March 17, 1913, in Greenwood, B.C. She leaves a legacy of love and laughter, so generously shared with family and friends. "Contentedly weary of life, nothing to complain about" She is the loving mother and grandmother, of two daughters and a son-in-law, Pat Hogan and Judy and Greg McCaffrey, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Jeff Scraba and Michelle Sorensen, Brigid Hogan, and Phillip McCaffrey; and her dear dog Meeka. Pat was predeceased by her parents, her brother Frank and her husband Fred. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 23, 1997, 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; Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9; Morgan-Scraba Award in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Medical Sciences Building 4-474, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1, or the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Patricia Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bell", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
STEWART -- Donald Francis Stewart, passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Donald is survived by sons, Bob Keddie of Brandon, MB, Donald (Karen) Keddie of Jakarta, Indonesia, Brian (Thelma) Keddie, and Wade (Lynda) Stewart, both of Calgary; nine grandchildren; and two sisters. He was predeceased by his wife, Lil, in 1990. Born in Calgary, Donald was employed with Burns Packers for forty-nine years. During that time, he served as an Associate Director with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board; and he was a driver for the heavy draft horse team in the Stampede Parade for a number of years. Private Family Services were held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL on Sunday, December 21. A gathering of friends is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23 at the Shamrock Hotel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Funeral arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
TRIGG -- Kenneth Trigg, of Nanton, formerly of Calgary, passed away at the High River Hospital on December 20, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Ken is survived by is wife Anne Trigg, Nanton; his daughter Lesley (Reg) Wild, Surrey, B.C.; his sons, Martin Trigg and Nigel (Carol) Trigg, both of Nanton and Philip Trigg, of Calgary; and his grandchildren, Adam and Stevie Wild. He is also survived by his sister Audrey Evans in England. Born in Leeds, England, Ken came to Calgary in 1967 where he was employed by Venn's Upholstery for a number of years, later purchasing and operating that business until moving to Nanton. Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River on Tuesday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation at Parklawn Crematorium, High River. If desired, contributions may be made in Ken's memory to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222, 938-3111), Directors.
WATTS -- Mrs. Hazel Ester Watts went to be with her Lord at the Beverly Care Centre on December 19, 1997, at the age of 91 years. She was a longtime member of First Assembly, and loved the Senior gatherings, visitation and prayer meetings there. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Rhoda Jean McLeod of White Rock, B.C., Carol Anne and Allen Megyesi of Calgary; brother Hershel Williams of Weyburn, Saskatchewan; sister Vera Hoy of Peterborough, Ontario; as well as grandchildren, Brian, Wayne, Grant, Linda, Judy and Sherry; and nine great-grandchildren. She will be missed by family and friends. Hazel was predeceased by her husband George in 1977, her great-granddaughter Natasha Rose in 1984. Funeral Services will be held at First Assembly (6031 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Leona Eagle officiating. Heartfelt thanks to Beverly Care Centre Unit 300 for their loving care and thoughtfulness when most needed. In living memory of Hazel Watts, 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.
CATT -- Mrs. Olga Catt, beloved wife of Mr. Harold Catt of Calgary, passed away at the Rosdedale Hospice on Sunday, December 21, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.
CONSTANT -- Margaret P., passed away on Sunday, December 21, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital due to complications following surgery. She leaves to mourn her children, Judith Calieri of Mesquite, Nevada, Susan (Chris) Hamilton of Calgary, and Christopher (Kathleen) Constant of Calgary. She also leaves her grandchildren, Lael and Robin; as well as her great-grandchildren, Rachel, Johnny and Amanda. She was predeceased by her son Brian in 1947. She will be missed by all of her relatives and friends in Thunder Bay. Margaret moved to Calgary from her home town of Thunder Bay, Ontario in August of 1969, and worked as Supervisor at the Foothills Hospital Nurses Residence. She later went on to become Director of the Riverside Villa Halfway House for women in Calgary, and later Social Director at the Banff Springs Hotel, as well as Manager at the Pinewoods, Swiss Village Lodge and the Banffshire Hotel. Margaret was President of Soroptimist International of the Banff National Park until she moved to Calgary, due to illness in 1980. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 154. At Margaret's request, there will be a Memorial Service on a later date at the Riverside Cemetery in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
DANIELSON -- Joseph Andrew Danielson, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Saturday, December 20, 1997 at the age of 80 years. He was predeceased by his wife of forty-eight years, Ethel, in 1993. He is survived by his daughter Clarice (Ray) Bulman, Kamloops; his sons, Wayne (Corrie) Danielson, Airdrie, Larry Danielson, Vancouver and Richard (Jane) Danielson, Calgary. He is also survived by his brother Ed Danielson, Vancouver Island; and his loving sisters, Emily McRoberts, Esther Lumgair and Vi (Warren) Dunsmoor, all of Calgary; as well as many nieces and nephews. Joe will be greatly missed by his ten grandchildren, Jasmine Danielson, Joe Danielson, Elisha Danielson, Kris Danielson, Kailey Danielson, Peter Danielson, Crystal Bulman, Tiffany Bulman, Ellen Danielson and Tessie Danielson. He will also be missed by his little friends, who called him "Papa Joe" or "Grandpa Joe" and to whom he provided a non-ending supply of candy. They include Jordan Leitch, Matthew Theriault and Danica Armstrong. There are many friends who made Joe's life much richer with their kindness and hospitality before, and especially after, the death of his life-partner, Ethel. They include Esther and Shirley Shymansky, Ken and Rose Leitch, Kay and Frank Armstrong, Marv Garrison, Jack and Sandy Summers, Bernice Dunsmoor, Michelle and Ken Theriault, Ron, Chantell and Ken Leitch, The Armstrong Boys, Rob and Donna Simpson, Tracy and Colleen Allen. Joe was predeceased by his mother, Gina Marie, two sisters, Lila Dunsmoor and Sylvia Ludlow, and one brother, Dan Danielson, as well as his brothers-in-law and good friends, Bill Ludlow, Vern Summers, Alex Lumgair and Cec Dunsmoor. At this time, Joe's family would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to Joe's family physician and friend, James Corley, for his always excellent and compassionate care of Joe in the last five years. Thank you also to the nurses at the Peter Lougheed Centre and to Dr. Corley's staff at Mount Royal Medi-Centre for their concern and care. Memorial Services at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue, N.W. Calgary, AB on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to do so, may make donations to the Peter Lougheed Centre or a charity of their choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
DAVEY -- Albert (Al) George Davey passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 1997 at the age of 85 years, after a courageous battle against heart and lung disease. Al was born in 1912 in Cornicopia, Alberta. As a youngster he lived in the Crow's Nest Pass area and the Drumheller Valley. He became a Calgarian in 1940. Al served four years in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and was a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans Association. He was active with the Boy Scouts of Canada as a Rover Leader with the 18th Scout Troop for many years. He was also a supporter of the Calgary Boys and Girls Band. Al was an early entrepreneur in the city and owned the Alberta Paint and Autobody until his retirement at the age of 70 years. He will be joyfully remembered by his friends and family for his wonderful sense of humour, his positive attitude and his never ending wit. We know the Lord as welcomed him. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Margaret (Grace) Davey; his devoted children, Jack and Marsha Davey and Sandra and Neil Smith; his sister Emma Mills; as well as his four granddaughters, Jennifer, Krista, Nicole and Jillian. Al is predeceased by his parents, George and Agnes and sisters, Betty and Agnes. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, December 23, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Alan Schooley of Southwood United Church officiating. The family would like to thank Dr. Donald Louie and the nursing staff of Unit 47 at the Rockyview General Hospital and the Calgary Health Services Home Care Staff for their care and support. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Al's memory directly the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary Alberta T2G 3Y6 or to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. In living memory of Albert Davey, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
EAGLE -- Mrs. Dorothy (Amy) Eagle of Calgary, passed away at the George Boyack Nursing Home on December 21, 1997 at the age of 93 years. She was born in Renville, Minnesota, U.S.A. and came to Canada in 1922 to Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and later moved to Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and also resided in Moose Jaw and Swift Current, Saskatchewan until moving to Calgary in 1950 and resided in Calgary since. Mrs. Eagle was employed as a housekeeper at Leyden's Funeral Home Ltd. for thirty-three years until her retirement. Mrs. Eagle is survived by two sons, Tommy Elmer Eagle, Calgary and Jack Melvin (Maureen) Eagle, Ottawa, Ontario; and one daughter Violina (Hector) Schneider, Medicine Hat, Alberta; as well as seven grandchildren, one brother and one sister in the United States. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney T. Eagle in 1990 and also by two brothers and four sisters. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Friday, December 26, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Cremation will follow at Leyden's Bow Valley Crematorium and Inurnment will be in the family plot at Maple Creek Cemetery, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. As a tribute to Amy, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
ESLER -- November 23, 1900 - December 20, 1997 Gladys Esler (nee Spear) passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 1997. Gladys was born in Ontario and moved west to Rosetown, Saskatchewan to marry Nat in March of 1928. They homesteaded south of Biggar for most of their married lives. She was very resourceful, taking up midwifery, a small retail store, a matron for a nursing home and many real estate ventures. Her final years were spent at the Brentwood Nursing Home with much thanks to Lee and staff for making her life comfortable. Gladys is survived by her daughter Pearl (Harold) Hagen; son Lloyd (Sally) Esler; four grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Her husband Nat and grandchild Lionel predeceased her. Gladys' family will miss her dearly, but her memory will live long in our hearts. A Private Family Service will be held to mourn her passing. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.