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ALBERTA - Calgary - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 117

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McALLISTER -- Anne Elisabeth McAllister passed away in her home on October 31, 1997 at the age of 72 years. She is survived by her three daughters, Gabriele, Barbara, Kathy; and her son John. In the words of her grandson, Brendan, "Oma loved her family and she was a great cook. She liked to entertain and she liked good music. We all really loved her. She was fun-loving and full of beauty, charm and affection." Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1307 - 14 Street S.W., on Friday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m., with the Reverend Jesus Timajo officiating. Interment to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711.

MILNE -- Frank Buchan, of Calgary and formerly of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on November 5, 1997 in the Mayfair Care Centre. Born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland in 1908. Frank will be remembered as a loving and caring father to Lindsay (Patricia), Douglas (Evelyn) and Graeme (Nancy); and a grandfather to Bruce, Pamela, Grant, Scott, Keith and Craig; and great-grandfather to newborn Zachary. He was predeceased by Alice, his devoted wife of sixty-two years, and his sister Evelyn and brother Dougal, both of the United Kingdom. Frank joined the Hudson Bay Company in 1929 and immigrated to Canada, spending twenty-four years as a fur trader at Cambridge Bay, Aklavik, Fort MacPherson, Fort Fitzgerald and Green Lake, Saskatchewan. In 1953 he opened Milne's Mens Wear in Meadow Lake, Sask. In 1972 Alice and Frank retired to Ladysmith, B.C. and spent many enjoyable years travelling the world, generally spending the winters in Texas and Mexico. Arrangements and Cremation are being handled by FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 8, 1997 for close friends and family. Flowers are respectively declined and as he wished, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

PAGET -- On Wednesday, November 6, 1997, Mr. Frank Paget of Calgary, passed away in the Foothills Hospital at the age of 83 years. Private Family Services will be held. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Service. Telephone: 228-4422.

RAYNARD -- Glady Elizabeth Raynard passed away at the Foothills Hospital on November 5, 1997. Glady is survived by her beloved husband Earl; four sons and four daughters-in-law, Norm and Penny, Bill and Carol, Gary and Colleen, and Larry and Fern. She was the loving grandmother to eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Irene Vandersickle and brother Ernie Ford. "She will be in our hearts always". Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.

SHANER -- Rose Shaner, born North Dakota, October 28, 1905; died Calgary, November 5, 1997. Rose was one of six children of a pioneer family who settled Western Canada. She remembers, as a child of four, arriving in Canada from the U.S. by railroad. Her father Andrew Willy, held her hand and walked with his family across the border to a new country and a new promise and future. The family settled in Blaine Lake for a short while before relocating to St. Walburg. They arrived there before the railroad and established the first general store in the area. That trip was made with a team of oxen. As the eldest child, Rose was taken out of school after completing grade eight to work at the family store. She loved school and cried about not being able to continue. Her education did go on at the store where she learned something of business and even bartered furs and learned some Cree. Rose worked in Vancouver and Calgary before moving to Swift Current where she married a farmer Cort Shaner in 1936. They were each other's best friends. She loved gardening, cooking, entertaining friends and especially sport fishing. She spent a huge amount of time caring for her mother and sister who both suffered through very difficult diseases. She was a regular volunteer at nursing homes in Swift Current. She had a sense of humor that lasted to the end even though her last few months were also very difficult. Rose was rewarded with her first great-granddaughter Alacia in August. In our minds she established her own eternal itinerary in waiting for this birth. She is survived by her loving granddaughters, Susan Cortes and Karan Shaner; and son-in-law Luis Cortes and Arnold Enge. She also is survived by her son Jim Shaner and his wife Kelda; as well as a brother Raymond Willy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Cort Shaner in 1982. The family would like to thank the excellent care-givers at the Forest Grove Care Centre who made her life as comfortable as possible over the last few months and to the Trinity Lodge and their excellent staff who provided wonderful service over the last four years. A special thanks to Dr. Len Aldridge who provided the counseling and medical care that gave Rose quality at the end of her life. If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made to Osteoporosis Society of Alberta, 1020, 910 - 7 Avenue, S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3N8, or Rotary Foundation - Canada, P.O. Box 34254 RPO Westbrooke, Calgary, AB T3C 9Z9. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. at MEMORIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, Calgary. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary. Telephone: 403-216-1386.

SLATER -- Donna Alice. On Tuesday, November 4, 1997, our mom passed away in Kelowna B.C. at the young age of 59. Mom was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on April 29, 1938. Mom was predeceased by her mom and dad, Lillian and Walter Walsh, sister Pat Lightle, son Mickey Slater, and her former husband and dear friend, Dick Slater. Our mom leaves to mourn, two daughters and their spouses, Bev and Dean Parkinson, Patsy and Mark Mathison; sister-in-law and best friend, Pat and her husband Doug Forrest; brothers, Benny, Morley and Gary; as well as many other lifelong family members and friends. Mom's most precious moments were spent with her grandchildren, Alix and Morgan Mathison, Sam and Reilly Parkinson. Mom, you had a wonderful gift of gab, your spark and ongoing enthusiasm saw us through many difficult times. You had a wonderful ability to make people laugh, to laugh so hard they would cry. Now we are left to cry for you, for your smile, your hugs and your constant "I love you's". You will be missed dearly, but your memory will live in our hearts forever. You are at peace mom, surrounded by love - Love Bev and Patsy. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to School District No. 23, c/o Central Dehart Primary, 1940 Haynes Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 5X7. Donations to enhance the learning experience of the children mom loved so much. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, Kelowna, B.C. Phone: 250-860-7077.

SMITH -- Irene (nee Lengyel) passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on November 3, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Irene is survived by her loving husband Archie; and three sons, Lorne (Marcia), Gary (Rose) and Stacy (Sandra); and grandchildren, Laverne (Terry), Jolene, Braden and Autumn. Irene is also survived by her loving sisters, Mary, Betty, Anne and Julia. Irene was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1928. She was raised in Rosedale, Alberta and moved to Calgary in 1939. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers for their support in the last few weeks of Irene's life. At Irene's request, no Funeral Service will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2).

TANNAS -- Theodore (Ted). It is with great sorrow that the family announce the passing of Ted Tannas, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on November 3, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Ted was born at Torquay, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1920 and has resided in High River since 1951. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-eight years, Audrey Tannas, of High River; his daughters, Judy (Dwight) Borger, Okotoks, Deborah (Michael) Melnyk, Calgary; his sons, Doug (Shannon) Tannas and Lloyd (Lori) Tannas, all of High River; and six grandchildren, Toby and Graydon Tannas, Gunnar and Dustin Tannas, Spencer and Samantha Melnyk. He is also survived by his sisters, Thelma (Rae) Lunn, High River, Lorraine Kimmett, Canmore, and Evelyn (Don) Askew, Victoria; his brother Don (Lily) Tannas, Water Valley; sister-in-law Eunice Tannas, Marwayne; and many nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents, Gunnar in 1963, Anna in 1988 and his brothers, Alfred in 1996, Carl in 1986 and Oscar in 1995. Funeral Services will be held at the High River United Church on Thursday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Susan Lukey officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace, Calgary. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue West, High River, T1V 1B3. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors.

TSAPRAILIS -- Mrs. Helen Tsaprailis of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Beverly Centre on November 5, 1997, at the age of 94 years. Helen was born in 1903 in Veta Marathos, Karditsa, Greece. She immigrated to Canada in 1962 and settled in Calgary where she had resided until the time of her passing. Helen had six children, three sons and three daughters. The youngest child died at the age of two and the oldest died in Boston, Mass., U.S.A. in 1993. Helen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Niki, Louis and Helen, and Peter and Sophia and their families; and by her daughter Alexandra Papageourgeou of Athens, Greece. She will also be remembered by her fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Lampros D. Tsaprailis, who died in the Greek Civil War of 1947. Prayer Services were held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Thursday, November 6, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1 Tamarac Crescent S.W.) on Friday, November 7, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Very Rev. Dimitrios Rougas officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422.

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