REID -- Wray Hugh James Reid of Nanton, passed away at the High River Hospital on Thursday, December 11, 1997, at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his wife Fern; son Dirk and his wife Lori and grandchildren, Jeff and Shannon; son Roy and his wife Eva and grandchildren, Michael and Daniel; son Lance and his wife Kathy and grandchildren, Megan and Erica; stepdaughters, Colleen Albert and Brenda Stinson and her husband Philip and granddaughters, Tauney and Sierra; stepson Dale Albert and his wife Michelle and grandchildren, Kasha and Jace. He was predeceased by his father James Reid and mother Jane Reid. Wray came to Alberta from Souris, Manitoba in 1954 settling in Calgary. He worked for the City of Calgary Electric Department until his retirement in 1982. The family lived at DeWinton from 1968 to 1933 and retired to Nanton in March of 1993 where he resided until his death. During his retirement Wray was very active in the community as well as an avid golfer and curler. He also acted in a number of Windmill Theatre productions in High River. Wray was also a very close friend of Bill W. for nineteen years. Services will be held at the Nanton-Parkland United Church on Tuesday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m., the Reverends, Britt and Dirk Jessen officiating. If desired, contributions may be made in Wray's memory to the charity of your choice. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors.
ROCK -- Ada Rock passed away on December 12, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
RUPP -- Anna Marie Rupp (nee Hartung) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 12, 1997 at the age of 95 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Emma (Fred) Hildebrandt and Ella (Ian) Walker; her daughter-in-law Gloria Rupp; six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband David in 1982, her son Alfred in 1995, her grandson Dale in 1996, as well as her sister and six brothers. Anna was born in Brunnental, Russia in 1902 and she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1923. She and her husband farmed at Champion until their retirement in 1948. O think! To step on shore And that shore heaven! To take hold of a hand, And that God's hand! To breathe a new air, And feel it celestial air! To feel invigorated And know it immortality! O think! To pass from storm and tempest To one unbroken calm! To wake up And find it glory! Funeral Services will be held from the Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church (235 - 8A Street N.E.) on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors, Colin Miekle and Alvin Roth officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Rupp Memorial Fund c/o Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church (235 - 8A Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4H9). 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.
SMISTAD -- Ivar Smistad passed away peacefully at Bethany Care Centre, surrounded by his family on, December 12, 1997 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Alice Jean; sons, Warren (Catherine), Rikard (Valerie Kinnear); daughter Ingrid Osborne (Kevin); and grandchildren, Ian, Carla, Breton, Erik and Andrew, all of Calgary. Ivar was born in Oksendal, Norway on May 12, 1910. He came to Canada at the age of sixteen. He worked at a variety of occupations and then attended Henderson Business College in Regina. In 1937 he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served twenty interesting years, including two years as a Probation Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia. He also served in the Special Branch in Halifax during the war, acted as security officer during Canada's first mission to Greenland in 1940 and completed his final posting at RCMP headquarters in Ottawa. In 1957 her retired from the RCMP, moved to Calgary and started Mechanical Drywall. He also built many custom homes in Calgary and the surrounding area. His life centered around his family and the church. He served many years on the Council of Trinity Lutheran Church and was one of the founders of the Calgary Scandinavian Centre. Ivar was also a member of the Vasa Order. He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and a sister in Norway, and a grandson Neil in 1980. He is survived by numerous relatives in Norway and Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 803 - 3 Avenue S.W. on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial tributes may be given to Trinity Lutheran Memorial Fund or to the Canadian Bible Society, 110 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 0W2. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
SPENCE -- Mrs. Violet Spence (nee Matchett), born August 25, 1911 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away peacefully in her Calgary home on December 11, 1997 surrounded by her loving family. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, Don (Dorothy) of Edmonton, Lynn (Wally) of Calgary and Vern (Bernie) of Calgary; two daughters, Margaret (Ken) Blair of Medicine Hat and Gwen (Darryl) Whillans of Calgary; as well as one dear daughter-in-law Maureen of Red Deer. She had thirteen grandchildren, Stephen, Sandy (Dean), Bob, Tracy (George), Shelly (Jason), Tracy (Mark), Mike (Kelly), Tammy, Jared, Spencer, Lindsay, Kristian and Scott; and seven great-grandchildren, Graham, Ginny, Trevor, Tyler, Giles, Easton and Cooper, who she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her husband Walter in April of 1975, her eldest son Michie of Red Deer on June 29, 1992 and grandson Chad on July 30, 1993. Words alone cannot express our gratitude to Wally and Lynn and Family for their unending care and commitment to our dear Mom's total well-being and happiness. Her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humour will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, tributes in memory of Violet may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 737 - 13 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1J1 or the Victorian Order of Nurses, 272d, 1600 - 90 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 5A8. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
STEEL -- Kimberly Dawn Steel passed away quietly with family and close friends at her side on December 12, 1997 at the age of 25 years. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, December 15, 1997 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 935 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary, on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
SWANN-SACKVILLE -- Margaret P. Swann-Sackville (nee Brown) passed away at Peter Lougheed Hospital on Friday, December 12, 1997 at the age of 85. She was born in Innisfail, AB on April 4, 1912 and settled in Calgary in 1929. Margaret worked at Sears until her retirement and established herself as the first commissioned saleswoman in major appliances for the company and became the top sales person in Canada. She was Worthy Matron of Edith Cavell Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and recently received her 50 year pin. She was Past Guardian of Bethel 12, and past Grand Guardian of the International Order of Job's Daughters. Margaret was predeceased by her husband George Swann in 1970 and more recently, husband Nelson Sackville in 1981. She is survived by her son Jack Swann (Diane) and grandchildren, Rick, Lori, Glenn, Lisa and Jay; daughter Dorothy Casady and granddaughter Margaret; daughter Frances Anderson (Rob) and grandsons, Scott and Michael; daughter Lynn Davies (Norm) and grandchildren, Philip and Allyson; daughter-in-law Lyn (wife of Ferris Swann, deceased) and grandchildren, Bruce, Muriel and Graham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Alberta. A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1102 - 23 Avenue N.W. on Tuesday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
VOCKEROTH -- Mr. Roy Vockeroth of Drumheller, passed away on December 12, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Roy is survived by his loving wife Grace; his son Rick (Sandy); his daughter Carol (Al); and his two grandchildren, Danny and Mandy Vockeroth, all of Drumheller. Also surviving are Roy's sister Agnes (Don) Coderre; his brothers, Teddy (Lydia), Bert (Elsie) and Charlie (Teresa), all of Medicine Hat. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Charlotte Vockeroth. No Funeral Service will be held by Roy's request. Cremation. If you so desire, memorial tributes may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary T2E 8M7. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
WERNAER -- Helmut Wernaer, beloved husband of Mrs. Mildred Wernaer of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on December 12, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 85 years. Helmut was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1912. He served in World War II and came to Canada in the 1950's. For many years, Helmut owned and operated "The Gallery of Fine Arts" and a framing shop located in Calgary. Besides his loving wife, Helmut is survived by a brother Wolfgang of Germany; a nephew Ike of Texas; and a niece Gisela of Montreal, Quebec; as well as three stepdaughters and their families, Sandra Welsh and Brenda Gray, both of Calgary, Linda Cameron of Nova Scotia. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, December 15, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8. In living memory of Helmut Wernaer, 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.
WINTONYK -- It is with great sorrow, that we announce the passing of Bill Wintonyk at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his wife Mary on October 3, 1995. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Donna Bushard and her fiance Charles Milles of Henderson, Nevada; a nephew Allen Kimmel, his wife Sharon, and their family of Calgary; a brother Steve and his wife Kay of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Also left to mourn are numerous nephews, nieces, and family; close friends, Ken and Mary McLeod of Edmonton, Alberta. Bill was appreciated for his love of life and fighting spirit. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a Memorial Service at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert M. Kasun, C.S.B. of St. Pius X Catholic Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B8. In living memory of William Wintonyk, 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.
ANDERSON -- Margaret J. Anderson passed away on December 12, 1997 at the Tom Baker Centre. Margaret was born in Dominion City, Manitoba on January 20, 1923. In 1952 she and her husband Art moved to Calgary where they lived and raised their family. Marg worked for Gulf Canada Resources for nine years until her retirement. She is survived by her son Ross (Sandra Daignault) Anderson of Calgary; daughters, Bev Leche of Vancouver, Nancy (David Glenwright) Anderson of Vancouver, and Pat (Kerry Davies) Anderson of Calgary. Marg is also survived by her six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. She was predeceased by her husband Art in 1996, as well as her parents, four brothers, one sister, and a nephew. Funeral Services will be held at Parkdale United Church, 2919 - 8 Avenue N.W., on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jan Craig officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkdale United Church (Calgary) Foundation. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home", 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. Telephone: 299-0100.