COCKS -- Mrs. Margaret Cocks, beloved wife of George Cocks of Medicine Hat, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Margaret also leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Bill Cocks of Medicine Hat, and Ed (Debbie) Cocks of Edmonton; one daughter Janet (Peter) Tertzakian of Calgary; four grandchildren; and one brother William P. (Beth) Mogridge of Calgary. The Funeral Service will be held in the St. John's Presbyterian Church, 504 - 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend David Paterson officiating. Interment will follow on Sunday in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Mrs. Margaret Cocks may do so with a gift to the St. John's Church Memorial Fund, 504 - 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0C6, or to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL and CREMATORIUM, "The Chapel in the Park", locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone: 1-403-528-2599.
CSOPAK -- Mrs. Ethel Csopak of Calgary, passed away at the Extendicare Cedars Villa Nursing Home on December 11, 1997, at the age of 78 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
CUMMINGS -- Mrs. Yvonne Ester of Water Valley, passed away on December 9, 1997 at the age of 63 years. Yvonne is survived by her loving husband Roy; and her sons, Roy Jr. (Sandi) of Sundre, Wes (Gail) of Water Valley, Dale (Cheryl) of Vauxhall, Terry of Seebe; and her daughter Jodi (Kerry) Litzenberger of Calgary; grandchildren, Terry, Trevor, Traci, Lindsy, Luke, Shelby and Dylan. Service of Remembrance will be held on December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cremona Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - Calgary District Unit, the Arthritis Society, and the Cremona Fire and Rescue Department. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 403-556-3223.
DARJES -- Iona Darjes, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 3, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Born January 8, 1919 in Elcan, Alberta, Iona was predeceased by her husband Carl on October 25, 1996. She is survived by two daughters, Wilma Ferguson and her husband Glenn of Calgary, and Donna Trottier and her husband Kerry of Seebe; two sons, Gary Darjes and his wife Suzanne Eaton of Calgary, and Ronald Darjes, also of Calgary; and two grandsons, Stephen Trottier and Todd Darjes; as well as numerous other relatives. 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 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.
DEEPROSE -- Geoffrey Arnold Deeprose went to the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, December 10, 1997. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.
DILLON -- Sister Kathleen Dillon (Sr. Euphrasia) FCJ died on December 9, 1997 at Sacred Heart Convent, Calgary. Born in Athlacca, Co. Limerick, Ireland, on January 12, 1907, Sr. Kathleen joined the FCJ's in 1923. She came to Canada in August 1930 and spent the rest of her active life in the service of the community and the boarders at Sacred Heart Convent. She endeared herself to all by her cheerful manner and her sense of humour. Sister retired from active duty in 1982 but continued her apostolate of prayer and assisting the older sisters. She celebrated seventy years of religious life in March 1996. Sr. Kathleen is survived by her sister, Sr. Lelia Dillon FCJ, Laurel Hill Convent, Limerick and other family members in Ireland, as well as by her religious community. Friends are invited to Prayers at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (219 - 19 Avenue S.W.), on Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, (219 - 19 Avenue S.W.), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with The Rev. Rupert MacLellan presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In living memory of Sister Kathleen Dillon, 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.
ESKELAND -- Thomas Oscar of Stavely, Alberta, passed away on December 11, 1997 at the age of 73 years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" Claresholm, Alberta on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Claresholm "A Golden Rule Member" , Directors of Services. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212 or 228-4422.
FAIRBAIRN -- Earl Ritchie Fairbairn passed away quietly on December 9, 1997. He was born February 4, 1896 in Canduff, Northwest Territories, now Saskatchewan. Earl was a member of the Masonic Order for over seventy years and an enthusiastic member of the Al Azhar (Shrine) Temple for over fifty years. He retired from the Mortgage Department of Canada Life in 1961 after thirty-five years. He is survived by his son Dawn and wife Rita; daughter Betty Blockberger; as well as eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 12, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. S. Alan Schooley of Southwood United Church officiating. In living memory of Earl Fairbairn, 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.
FELSKE -- Mr. William (Bill) Felske of Calgary, passed away at his residence on December 9, 1997, after a lengthy illness. He is mourned by Della, his loving wife for fifty-three years. Bill was born in 1915 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan, and was one of eight brothers and seven sisters. He farmed near Nokomis and Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, before moving to Alberta in 1948, where he made many friends in farming, investment and Real Estate circles. Enjoyment of family gatherings anchored Bill's life, but there was always time for travelling, gardening, spectator sports, crafting his red and white glider rocking horses, and talking with friends at local coffee shops. Besides his loving wife, Bill will be sadly missed by his children, Sandra (Clifford) Rhodes, and Lorry (Aileen) Felske; four grandchildren, Michelle (Todd) Faunt, Cheralyn (Allen) Doell, Johanna and Nicholas Felske; great-grandson Harison Faunt; and three stepgrandchildren, Teresa (Bill) Pearce, Barbara (Dean) Desireau and Bryan Rhodes. He is also survived by his two sisters and brother-in-law, Ida Otto of Ashern, Manitoba, and Eileen and Wally Otto of Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church (1311 - 4 Street S.W.), today, December 12, 1997, at 1:00 p.m., with the Rev. John Teibe officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7. In living memory of William Felske, 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.
GRANT -- Arthur Patrick, age 92 years, of Claresholm, Alberta, passed away December 10, 1997, beloved father and father-in-law of Joan and George Cisar of Granum, Alberta and Donald and Dianna Grant of Mississauga, Ontario. He is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, the late James and Helena Grant, and by his loving wife Ella on August 21, 1997. Born at Wishaw, Scotland he came to Canada in 1910 homesteading with his family at Benton, Alberta. He attended school at Oyen and Calgary. Mr. Grant graduated from Normal School in 1923, then taught at various schools in the Acadia Valley area. He was Principal at Monitor and Cayley prior to moving to Claresholm in 1941 where he was Vice-Principal for three years. He was C/O of the Air Cadets Corp during World War II. In 1944 he became Secretary Treasurer of the Macleod School Division and moved to Granum. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Town of Granum and was instrumental in planning the water and sewage systems in Granum. When the School Division moved their offices to Claresholm in 1966 he returned to live in Claresholm. During his term with the School Division he was involved in school bus financing and salary negotiations for different School Divisions. He retired in 1970 and later served as School Trustee for Claresholm and was President of the Alberta School Trustees for three years. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Arizona for seventeen years. Relatives and friends kindly meet for Prayers at Christ The King Catholic Church, 352 - 50 Avenue West, Claresholm, on Friday evening, December 12, 1997 at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christ The King Catholic Church on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Father James De Los Angeles, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Claresholm Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home, Box 700 Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0. In memory of Mr. Grant, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. will make a donation to the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Claresholm, Directors of Services. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212 or 1-800-883-7702.
GRANT -- Janet S. (Jennie) Grant passed away peacefully in Calgary on December 8, 1997 at the age of 95 years. She will be sadly missed by her niece Margaret Grant; and her children, Tom (Carmyn), Dan (Renee) and Corey (Cheryl). Janet was predeceased by her parents, her brother Tom, and nephew Dan. She was born in Ayre, Scotland and came to Canada as a young girl. Janet was employed at the Calgary Herald for twenty-five years. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. A special thank you to 2 West of Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital. A Service of Remembrance will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on December 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Carol Barwick, Chaplain, officiating. Cremation. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
HERRON -- Mr. Garnet James Herron, of Calgary, passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at the age of 61 years. Garnet was born in Calgary on December 9, 1936. He was Operations Manager at Co-op Taxi and was well-known and loved by his co-workers and friends. Garnet's family will miss his quiet, kind, shy presence, his wonderful sense of humor and his humble ways of helping others without wanting recognition for his good deeds. Garnet is survived by his beloved sister Shirley Larsen; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack Herron and Diane Hagel, all of Calgary; his four nieces and three nephews-in-law, Wendy, Shelly and Kent, Kirsten and Dwayne, and Cori and Daryl. He was predeceased by his father Garnet Herron Sr., on August 6, 1993, and by his mother Gwen Deere, on January 12, 1995. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, December 15, 1997, at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of their choice. In living memory of Garnet Herron, 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.