ELSAESSER -- Eldon Manfred passed away at the Foothills Hospital on October 23, 1997 at the age of 35 years. Eldon is survived by his loving mother Grace Elsaesser; his brother Derek and sister-in-law Nancy of Ottawa; his brother Scott of Calgary; his maternal grandmother Anne Kerychuk of Edmonton; his favorite Aunts, Pearl Tremblay of Chapleau, Ontario and Shirley Wiwad of Edmonton; his Uncle Ray Wiwad; and his "adopted" Aunt and Uncle, Phyllis and Cyril Britton of Canoe, BC. He is also survived by his many friends who will miss him, especially at the Karaoke Bars. Eldon was predeceased by his father Manfred in 1973. Eldon graduated from James Fowler High School in 1981 and spent most of his working life as a driver or salesman of a variety of vehicles. He loved cars and car racing. He was also a lifelong Star Trek fan and had a substantial collection of memorabilia, and hundreds of books and video tapes of all the television series and movies. Following the Cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 27, 1997 at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel" at 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary. All of Eldon's friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary T2G 1A2. Many thanks to the Pastoral Society Chaplain and members at the Foothills Hospital. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
GINGRAS -- Louise Olivine Gingras (nee Janex) passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family on October 22, 1997 at the age of 80 years, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Louise was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Bruce) Sutherland, Philip Gingras and Sharron Kuiper, Diane (Bob) Stewart, Lorraine Cooper and Michael (Dallas) Gingras; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Louise resided in the Blackie area for many years before moving to Brooks in 1968. She was an active member of the Catholic Women's League and was recently distinguished with a fifty year pin and certificate. Louise was predeceased by her husband Adrien in 1959 and a brother Joe in 1978. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers on Sunday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, 511 - 4 Street West, Brooks. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's, the Rev. Bryan Frank, Celebrant. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Holy Family Academy, 108 - 4 Avenue West, Brooks T1R 0V6 or the Brooks and District Ambulance Association, Box 1906, Brooks T1R 1C6. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636.
GREENBERG -- Mrs. Sally Greenberg of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on October 21, 1997 at the age of 80 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, businesswoman and care-giver. Sally is survived by her son Gordon; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruth and Cliff Secter of Calgary, Alice and Bill Abells of Edmonton, and Lavern Gelmon of Vancouver; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Morris. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, October 26, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717.
MILLER -- Alvin Finley Miller Sr., passed away at Mayfair Nursing Home on October 23, 1997 at the age of 85 years. Alvin is survived by his loving wife Anne of sixty years; his daughter Sharon Lelonde (Jack); son Alvin Miller Jr. (Lynn) and Joanne Archer (Terry). He also leaves to mourn him, his eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and one sister from his hometown Carlyle, Sask. Special thanks to the caring nurses of Mayfair Nursing Home during his long illness. Alvin's passing will leave a void in the lives of everyone he knew and loved. A Memorial Service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 1997. Interment will follow in Whitewood, Saskatchewan. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.
YUSKOW -- On Wednesday, October 22, 1997, Frank Yuskow of Calgary, beloved husband of Mabel Yuskow passed away in the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 78 years. Besides his loving "Hun", Frank is survived by his brothers and sisters, Helen Kaspick and husband Vern of Calgary, Carl and wife Lillian Yuskow of Edmonton, Bill and wife Florence Yuskow of Calgary, Tony and wife Harriett Yuskow of Winnipeg, Olga Masur and husband Gus of Melville, Saskatchewan, Nellie Andrews and husband Bill of Birds Hill, Manitoba; and sister-in-law Ann Yuskow of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his brother Peter. If desired, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, October 26 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Leonard Hagel V.F. officiating. Graveside Services will follow in the Field of Honor, Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422.
ABRAMS -- Mr. Robert (Bob) Abrams, beloved husband of Mrs. Edie Abrams, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on October 25, 1997, at the age of 67 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Lewry of Central United Church officiating. In living memory of Bob Abrams, 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. AUSTEN -- Mary Ellen (Ella) Austen of Calgary, formerly of Olds, passed away at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital on October 25, 1997, at the age of 88 years. Ella is survived by her children, George and Ellie Austen of Calgary, Irene Weidman of Delburn, Alberta and Teresa Drinkwalter of Red Deer, Alberta; eighteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Florence Dick, Esther German and Anna Holland; and a brother George Crowley. Ella was predeceased by her husband Charles, sister Blanch, brother Dan, and son-in-law Murray. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Alexander MacLennan, Celebrant. Graveside Service at Olds Cemetery on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. Verbeek and the wonderful caring nursing staff at Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital. In living memory of Ella Austen, 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. BLOCK -- Mr. Harold S. Block beloved husband of Idene Block of Big Valley, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on Friday, October 24, at the age of 83 years. Harold was born October 21, 1914 at Mabton, Washington, USA. His family moved to the farming district at Millicent, Alberta in 1920. Harold spent his lifetime doing that which he loved, farming and ranching. His love of agriculture was fulfilled at farms and ranches first at Millicent, then Dalroy, Youngstown and Standard. Harold and Idene retired to Big Valley in 1990. Harold will be missed and remembered by his wife Idene; and his sister Dorothy Lundstad; as well as his loving family, daughter Andrea (Walton) Van Dyke; son Zane Block; daughter Kristine (Gary) Smith; and son Jess (Patricia) Block; seven grandchildren, Dee Dee and Jay Van Dyke, Joann (Lorne) Winther, Guy and Kelly Smith, Todd and Chad Block; and great-granddaughter Shelby Winther. He was predeceased by granddaughter Bonnie Block. Memorial Service will be held at the Big Valley United Church on Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice or the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. COURTNEY WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL of Drumheller entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 1-403-823-2666.