Tom Mullin of Okotoks passed way at home with family after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at the age of 47 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Sarah and Stephanie; his mother, Jessie; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Loretta Landry; brother, Rick (Jeannie); nephew, Daniel; and niece, Mandy.
Tom was predeceased by his father, Gerald and sister, Mildred Ricci.
Prayer Service was held at St. James Catholic Church, 71 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 pm. Funeral Mass was held at St. James Catholic Church, 71 Riverside Drive West, Okotoks on Monday, April 24 at 11 am with Father Jack Bastigal officiating. Interment followed in Union Cemetery, Okotoks. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road SE, Calgary, T2G 3Y6 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2.
Luther John (Lee) Lade
Luther John (Lee) Lade of Okotoks passed away at Agape Manor Hospice in Calgary on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at the age of 73 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace of 50 years; children, Stephen (Lucy), Brian (Liz) and Jeffrey (Susan); six grandchildren, Kevin, Jena, Krista, Jessica, Christian and Chandler. He is also survived by family and friends in southern Ontario.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Okotoks United Church, Okotoks on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 2 pm. Marilyn Evans officiated. A service in Hamilton, Ontario will occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Luther's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB, T3C 1A2.
R. Lynn Donaldson
Mr. R. Lynn Donaldson, of Turner Valley, passed away on April 22, 2000 at the age of 70 years. Lynn is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Venita; his sons, Duane (Wanita) of Turner Valley and their sons, Rob (Barb) and their daughter Peri, and Cam (Gio); Darrell (Julie) of Turner Valley and their children Collette, Cherra (Randy) and Kellsie; Dallas (Susan) of Black Diamond and their children Debra, Devin and Morgan. Lynn is also survived by his sister Maxine of Cereal and brother Ronnie of Barrhead as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lynn was predeceased by his father Robert, mother Lucille and sister Barbara Jean. Lynn worked all his life in the petroleum industry.
A memorial service was held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley, on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 2 pm. The Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiated. A reception followed at the Flare 'n' Derrick hall. In lieu of lowers, in memory of Lynn, memorial tributes may be made to the Oilfields Health Foundation, Bag #1, Black Diamond, Alberta T0L 0H0.
Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. Telephone: 938-3111. 38-7461-19
Dr. Jyllian Helen Bonney
Dr. Jyllian Helen Bonney passed away on April 26, 2000 after a three-year struggle with cancer. She was known as a remarkable teacher and adult educator. Jyllian was born on April 15, 1947 in Toronto. She spent her childhood in Montreal where she completed her secondary education and graduated from Loyola College with a BA 1968, and McGill University with a B.Ed 1969. She later completed a Master in Education U of C in 1989 and a Doctorate Nova South Eastern in 1997. Jyllian taught for a short time with the Calgary Board of Education before becoming an adult educator at what was then Alberta Vocational Centre. During her 15 years at Bow Valley College she was an instructor, senior instructor of Communication Arts, and chairperson of Business Industry Training. While at the college she provided leadership in the areas of professional development and aboriginal programs and served as Faculty Association President in 1984/85. While completing her Ed. Doctorate she worked as an independent consultant as well, with the Alberta Real Estate Board. Dr. Bonney joined the faculty at U of C in 1995. She has been involved extensively with the Community and Higher Education Program and Masters in Adult Education Program. Jyll had a life long love of literature, animals and the outdoors especially hiking.
Jyllian leaves to cherish her memory, spouse Peter Johnson, sons Mathew and James Bergin and James' wife Seanna, grandsons Andrew James and Austin Bergin (Calgary), mother Dorothy Bonney, sisters Deborah and Janet Bonney (Montreal), step daughter Jessica Burke-Johnson and her mother-in-law Evelyn Johnson (Okotoks). Her father Victor Nelson Bonney (Montreal) predeceased Jyllian.
There are so many who supported Jyll during her fight with cancer: her friends from the University of Calgary, Bow Valley College, and the adult education community, Gale and Rob Cauvin, Allana Bergin, Betty and Dan McDonald; the physicians, nurses and staff at the Baker Centre units 702 and 1002 at the Foothills Hospital and the Agape Hospice.
Funeral Services were held at McInnis & Holloway's 'Chapel of the Bells', (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, May 1, 2000 at 3 pm with the Rev. Karen Holmes of Hillhurst United Church officiating. To e-mail expressions of sympathy: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Heading: Jyllian Bonney. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Telephone: (403) 205-3966.
In living memory of Jyllian Bonney, 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. 38-7535-19
Mr. John Allister Will
Mr. John Allister Will of Gladys Ridge passed away at the Vernon Hospital on April 7, 2000 at the age of 82 years after a long illness. John was born on December 3, 1918 in Calgary. At the age of nine, his parents, Pat and Mary, and sister, Eleanor, moved to Gladys Ridge area from Crossfield.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Elane; his four step children, Peggy Barry (Brent), Alec McDougall (Theresa), Pat McDougall (Bruce) and Bill McDougall; his grandchildren, Michael, Maria, Tanya, Karla, Kathryne, Michael, Cheryl, Ian and Angie; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Eleanor Rushworth (Roy). He was predeceased by his parents, Pat and Mary Will.
John was a kind and giving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to express their thanks to the All Saints' Anglican Church members and especially Rev. Peter Dawson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the All Saints' Anglican Church in Vernon, B.C. (3205 - 27 Street. V1T 4W8).
Jacob D. Goertzen
Jacob D. Goertzen passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on Monday, May 1, 2000 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving wife; Emy and family. A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Okotoks, Alberta on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Jacob's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Ferro Mattiazzi passed away peacefully on May 4, 2000 after a long illness at the Oilfields General Hospital at Black Diamond, with his loving wife Debbie at his side. He is survived by his loving wife; Debbie, two daughters; Debby (Shorty) Soles, Calgary AB and Lori Mattiazzi of Coquitlam, B.C. He is also survived by a brother; Victor (Louise) Mattiazzi of Kamloops B.C., a sister; Maria (Bob) Cummins, Los Angeles CA, sister; Annie (Doug) Tjader, Kamloops B.C., two granddaughters; Christy Soles, Port Alberni, B.C., Danielle Revell, Coquitlam B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. Ferro was predeceased by his mother and father, Agnes and Vittorio Mattiazzi. He will also be remembered by mother and father-in-law, Julia and Gordon Lawrence and family, as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Sincere thank you to the staff and Dr. Lumbi for the extra special care given to Ferro. A memorial service was held for the late Ferro Mattiazzi at Christ Church, Millarville AB, on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 12 noon, with Rev. Bob Griffin officiating.
Dorothy Mary Lawrence
Mrs. Dorothy Mary Lawrence, of Turner Valley, passed away at the Oilfields Hospital on May 5, 2000 at the age of 89 years. Dorothy will be dearly missed by her children, Evelyn Morrison of Okotoks, Raymond (Brenda) Smith of Calgary, Jean (Jim) McLeod of Okotoks, Garry (Lynn) Smith of Turner Valley. Dorothy is also survived by her brother Charlie Iceton of Turner Valley, 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas Lawrence in 1994 and grandson Darcy Smith in 1997. Dorothy was born at County Durham, England on June 15, 1910. She and her parents migrated to the Millarville area when she was 16 years old. Dorothy married Wilbur Smith, who passed away, then married Doug Lawrence. Dorothy's life revolved around their farm west of Turner Valley. In retirement years, she and Doug moved off the farm into Turner Valley where she enjoyed her quilting, crocheting and knitting.
A memorial service will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Rd. Okotoks, on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 1:30 pm. Ms. Sue MacDonald of the Blackie-Gladys United Church officiating. Interment will follow at Okotoks Union Cemetery. Honary pallbearers are Larry Morrison, Danny Smith, Shawn Smith, Wade McLeod, Glen McLeod, Craig McLeod and Curtis Smith. If desired, in memory of Dorothy, memorial tributes may be made to the Rising Sun Extended Care, Bag #1, Black Diamond, Alberta, T0L 0H0. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd. Telephone 938-3111.
James 'Scotty' Kirkhope
James 'Scotty' Kirkhope, passed away at the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home, Claresholm on April 28, 2000 at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his loving daughter Ann of Okotoks, a niece, nephew and sister-in-law, all in Glascow, Scotland.
He was predeceased by his first wife Betty in 1976 and his second wife Margaret in 1998. Scotty was born at Cambuslang, Scotland on February 4, 1921. He joined the Scots Guards at the beginning of W.W. 2 and served with honor in North Africa and Italy.
At the end of the war he married and moved to South Africa for five years. After returning to Scotland briefly, he and his young family emigrated to Canada in 1951 where he settled in Calgary. He retired from the Rockyview Hospital in 1986. Throughout his life his one great passion was golf, scoring the ultimate, a hole in one in 1982.
In keeping with Scotty's wishes, his remains have been bequeathed to the University of Calgary Department of Anatomy.
A memorial service was held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks on Friday, May 5 at 1:30 pm. The Rev. Kimberly Heath officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Scotty's memory to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta, 400, 320 - 23 Ave. S.W., Calgary, T2S 0J2. Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd. (938-3111, directors.)
April 15, 1915 - May 13, 1999.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by son Robert, Jessie and family.
Mr. Dugald MacKenzie of Priddis, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Veteran's Care Centre on Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at the age of 79 years.
He is survived by his loving family; wife of fifty years, Henrietta; daughter, Morah (Jerry) Fletcher; son, John (Susan), sister, Shon (Henry) Schlosser; nieces, Janet and Nancy and families.
Funeral services will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church, (West on Hwy #22X past Spruce Meadows), on Thursday, June 1, 2000 at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Bruce Sheasby officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #220, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: 250-1303 or directly to Red Deer Lake United Church, Box 21, Site 5, RR#8 Calgary, Alberta T2J 2T9, telephone 256-3181. Dugald's family would like to thank the staff of the Colonel Belcher, especially Unit 3A, for their care and kindness. Thank you also to the Rockyview Hospital and Headwaters Health Authority.
In living memory of Dugald MacKenzie, 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.