BAUMANN -- Gertrude Helene passed away at Bow Crest Nursing Home quietly on December 25, 1997 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband Willi O. Baumann in June of this year. Mrs. Baumann was born in 1906 in West Prussia, Germany. In 1951 she and her husband immigrated to Canada. She will be sadly missed by her son Egon, his wife Lieselotte of Nelson, B.C.; her grandson Terry Baumann, his wife Linda and their children Katie and Christopher, also of Nelson; and her granddaughter Ramona Slattery, and husband Kres of Calgary; and many relatives and friends in Germany and Canada. Many thanks to Doctor John Van Olm and the staff of Bow Crest Nursing Home for their endless love and dedication in caring for both our Mom and Dad, thank you so much. Funeral Services to be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
BROUGHTON -- Omar Junio, beloved husband of Anne Broughton, High River, passed away suddenly near his home on December 22, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Besides his wife he is survived by his sons, Barrie (Marion) Broughton, Lethbridge, Lindsay Broughton (Lisa Pashniak), Edmonton and Timothy Broughton (Karen Marshall), Toronto; and his grandchildren, Drew, Chris, Noel and Mark. He is also survived by his sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Ruby (Julius) Nordstrom, all of Camrose, Phyllis (Bob) Munson, Red Deer and LaVonne (Des) Pitts, Winnipeg. He was predeceased by his brother William Broughton, Camrose, and Bertha Broughton (Edmonton). Omar was born and raised in the Donalda district. He served overseas with the R.C.A.F. (1940 to 1945) and then received his B.Sc. in agriculture at the U of A in 1950. He was employed as farm commentator for CJOC Radio, Lethbridge and later as Corporate Secretary for Alberta Wheat Pool and Marketing Commissioner for Alberta Agriculture. He retired to active farming in 1983 at High River where he has resided since. Funeral Services will be held at the High River United Church on Monday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. David Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made in Omar's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222, 938-3111), Directors.
CHRISTENSEN -- Mr. Charles (Charlie) Edward Christensen, beloved husband of Virgie, passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on December 26, 1997. He was born August 10, 1916 on the family homestead located MW17, 24, 21, W4 (south east of Standard) and always felt privileged to be a native Albertan. Besides his loving wife Virgie, Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol and Mark Pollard of Calgary; his son Murray and Sonia of Chancellor; son Lyle and Eileen of Hussar; and son Dale of New York. Grampa will be fondly remembered by his five grandchildren, Melissa and Jessica Pollard, Craig Christensen, and Kisa and Leah Christensen. Charlie will be deeply missed by sisters, Alice and John Toogood of Edmonton, Betty and Bob Louden; and brothers, Harry and Evelyn, and Howard Christensen; as well as special friend Betty Christensen, all of Calgary. In addition to his many nieces and nephews who all hold special memories of their uncle, Dad's multitude of friends will also feel a great loss. SKOL! Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice Calgary Society, Foundation Building, Third Floor, 628 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 0H6. Thank you to all who visited Dad at home and at the hospice, and a special thank you to Pam Brown, Dad's exceptional home care nurse. The family expresses our sincere appreciation to all the caring people at Rosedale Hospice. They made Dad's last days so very comfortable and bearable for us all. In living memory of Charles Christensen, 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.
DAHL -- Hazel of Claresholm, Alberta, passed away on December 26, 1997 at the age of 100 years. Widow of the late Conrad Dahl. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Claresholm, Alberta on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-228-4422; Claresholm, AB 403-625-3212.
DARROCH -- Mary Phyllis Darroch, beloved wife of Mr. Hector Darroch, passed away at her Cochrane Farm Residence on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at the age of 61 years. Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (128 - 1 Street) Cochrane, Alberta on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES, Cochrane, Alberta. Phone: 403-932-4452.
DONALDSON -- Mr. Gordon Leon Donaldson passed away peacefully, December 26, 1997 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. His loving memory will be cherished by his wife of forty-six years Marie (Osinchuk); four sons, Jim (and his special friend Zoe), Gerry (Janelle), Rob (Sharon) and Tim (Cindy); seven grandchildren, Jodi, Alanna, Nicole, Matthew, Rena, Austin and Carter; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan and Mackenzie; and a brother Terry (Barbara) of Comox, B.C. He was predeceased by a son Andrew, a sister Doris and by his parents, Martha and Ken. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the caring nurses in Unit 43 and to Drs. Braun and Herman at the Peter Lougheed Centre as well as the dedicated nurses in Unit 71 and Dr. Williams at the Rockyview Hospital. If friends so desire, contributions in memory of Gordon Donaldson may be made to the charity of choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888.
DUCHARME -- Raymond, beloved husband of Barb of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 49 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
DYMOND -- Frances Geraldine (nee van Baal) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on December 26, 1997 at the age of 60. Fran lived for her family, friends and outdoor adventure. Her generosity, humor and passion for life will be greatly missed. Fran will be sadly missed by her loving husband Norm, with whom she traveled many happy trails. Fran was the beloved mother of son Robin (Dawn); and daughters, Caren and Pamela (Clinton) Reece; and Oma to Declan. Fran will be sadly missed by sisters, Cor Van de Wiel of Holland, Thea (Geert) Williams of Ontario, Mary (Pat) Mattei of British Columbia, Gerrie van Baal of Manitoba; and brother Wim van Baal of Ontario. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.), with Archbishop Barry Curtis officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (790 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8). As a tribute, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of Fran. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-228-4422; Claresholm, AB 403-625-3212.
FEDORUK -- Tillie Fedoruk passed away at her home in Calgary on December 24, 1997, at the age of 71 years. Predeceased by her husband William in 1989, Tillie will be sadly missed by her two sons and two daughters-in-law, Brian and Pegi of Calgary and Kevin and Jane of Taber; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Charlie Hogeslag of Kelowna, B.C. and Colleen and Randy Richards of Calgary; and eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her mother Luvella Ell of Grassy Lake; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Phillip and Josephine Ell of Grassy Lake and Edward and Ella Ell of Calgary; and one sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Gordon Reber of Bowden. Tillie will be remembered for her years of dedicated service in the CWL and with Pastoral Care at the Peter Lougheed Centre. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 - 45 Street S.E., Calgary) on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Ino Cambaling of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G 1A2), or the charity of your choice. 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.
FUGE -- Nan Fuge passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 24, 1997 at the age of 75 years, beloved wife of Ray Fuge and dear mother of Ian Fuge, Neil Fuge and Alison (Roger) Smith. Nan is also survived by her grandchildren, Vanessa, Jennifer, Heather and Taylor; three great-grandchildren Travis, Bobbie and Cassie; sister Betty MacKenzie; brother Ian (Jean) Bennie; and her dear aunt Jean Bennie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nan was taken suddenly and will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow at Leyden's "Bow Valley Crematorium". In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. As a tribute to Nan, Leyden's Funeral Home will make a donation to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
GRANT -- Jessie Bennett Grant passed away at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home on December 25, 1997 at the age of 93 years. Jessie was born in Halifax, N.S. on September 19, 1904. She lived most of her life in Toronto, ON. before coming to Calgary, AB. in 1986. She was a member of Club 36, Alzheimer's Society of Calgary. She is the loving mother of two sons, Noel Grant and wife Nicole of Calgary, Jim Bennett and wife Jacqueline of Cornwall, ON.; two grandchildren, Jim Jr. of Cornwall and Michael of Calgary. Memorial Services will be held at Father Lacombe Nursing Home, (332 - 146 Avenue S.E.), on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen T. Smith of St. Paul's Anglican Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2. In living memory of Jessie Grant, 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.
HEFFERNAN -- Melinda (Mandy) Heffernan of Airdrie, AB, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, December 26, 1997 at the age of 9 years. Melinda is survived by her loving parents, Kevin Paul and Rachel; grandparents, Muriel Hope, Jim and Jerry Heffernan; as well as many relatives and friends. Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1305 Main Street, Airdrie, AB, on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Jean Packwood officiating. Interment Airdrie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Melinda's memory may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (The Alberta Chapter) No. 106, 223 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB. T2R 0G9. Arrangements entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.