NELSON -- Mrs. Anna Muriel Nelson, beloved wife of Homer Nelson of Calgary, passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at the age of 84 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.
NIEMAN -- Mr. Eugene James Nieman of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Auxiliary Hospital on January 28, 1998 at the age of 77. He is predeceased by his loving wife of fifty years, Helen Nieman. Funeral Services will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 - 23 Avenue N.W.), today, February 2, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Vincent officiating. The family wishes to express its thanks to the staff and nurses at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital. Eugene thought of the staff and nurses as part of the family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1W4. In living memory of Eugene Nieman, 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.
RAE -- Marion Rae of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, January 30, 1998 at the age of 76 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Leslie Rice-Jones of Vancouver and by her son Stu (Barb) McAdam of Calgary; as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. At Marion's request, there will be no Funeral Service. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
SABASCH -- William August Sabasch 1916 - 1998 Bill was our Dad. He was born near Kelstern, Saskatchewan in his parent's farmhouse eighty-two years ago. He passed away to God's World on Saturday, January 31, 1998. Dad was twenty-eight years old when he and Mom married in 1945, and they had five children. They farmed for eleven years, then moved to Calgary. Dad did a variety of jobs, then managed a Gulf Service Station until his retirement. He was proud of his work ethic. He was a model employee, because he knew there was no greater calling than to serve others. Dad was a real old-fashioned gentleman; he loved to visit with people and had a great sense of humour. He liked to shoot pool, play cards, and watch sports on T.V. Dad was a real handyman. He loved to fix things around the house. He was delighted when his three grandsons were born. He was their "Pumpa" and teacher, and a gifted mentor. Dad was a devote Christian with an absolute passion for the Bible. His faith was personal and he spent time with God daily. He died peacefully at home. STAUFT -- Shirley Evelyn Stauft (nee MacKichan), beloved wife of Peter Stauft of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 30, 1998 at the age of 71, after a courageous eighteen month battle with cancer. Besides her husband, Shirley is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Mark (Karen) of Calgary, and John (Janet) of Victoria; three grandchildren, Taylor and Courtney of Calgary, and Ellsa Mary of Victoria. She is also survived by two brothers, Gerald (Jean) and Ken (Evelyn); and a sister-in-law Audrey. She was predeceased by her sister Mary and husband Jim Leithhead and her brother Jack. A private Family Service will be held with Rev. J. Karl English officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street, N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 or a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Shirley Stauft, 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.
STEVENSON -- Vivian Stevenson passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 28, 1998 at the age of 89 years. Vivian requested that there be no Memorial Service. Her wishes are to be with her mother at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Calgary Scholarship Endowment Fund. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. Telephone: 297-0888.
WETHERALL -- On Saturday, January 31, 1998, Shirley Wetherall slipped gently and peacefully into God's loving embrace, rejoining her loving husband, Fred Wetherall and her beloved parents, Lilian and Charles Orman. Born on February 4, 1927, she lived a life full of family, friends, love and laughter. She worked as a secretary and an office manager both in Calgary and Colorado. She was active in the YWCA and Kappa Gamma. Shirley loved golfing, bridge and bowling. She had a gift for life-long friendships and was blessed with a circle of friends who shared their lives, traveling, playing, talking and laughing. She will be deeply missed by her daughters and their husbands, Wendy and Ian Lasalle, Lee Wetherall and Chris Galbraith, Sharon and Mike Barr; and her son and his wife, Spencer and Holly Wetherall; and her grandchildren, Kristen and Adam Barr, Christine Miller, and Peter and Jamie Galbraith; and her brother and his wife, Jack and Doreen Orman. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at 3:00 p.m. We would especially like to thank Dolores and Doreen for being there to wish Mom "Bon Voyage". Also thanks to the nurses and doctors on Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital who made a difficult farewell easier with their warmth and care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Y.W.C.A. of Calgary, 320 - 5 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0E5. In living memory of Shirley Wetherall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.
WHITEHEAD -- Muriel Whitehead passed away peacefully on January 30, 1998 at the age of 72 years. She was born on April 28, 1925 in the town of Jump, Yorkshire, England. Her memory will always live in the hearts of her son Michael Whitehead of Calgary; daughter Doreen and her husband John Murgatroyd of Calgary, Susan and her husband Peter Wonderham of El Paso, Texas; brother Floyd Oliver and his wife Heather of Iron Springs, Alberta; grandchildren, Russell and wife Shauna, Adrian, Michael, Joanne, Alex and Todd, all of Calgary; daughter-in-law Kathleen of Calgary; and many friends in Calgary, England and the United States. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband Ronald on April 26, 1996. Rest in Peace, we love you. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made on Muriel's behalf to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Muriel Whitehead, 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.
WIEBE -- Christel, beloved wife of Mr. Horst Wiebe of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Foothills Hospital on January 31, 1998 at the age of 84 years. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of almost sixty years, Horst; her children, Eckhard (Maria), Bernie (Linda), Irmgard (Helmut), Wolfgang (Brigitte), Barbara, Horst (Dana), Elizabeth (Wilf); twenty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Christel will also be remembered by relatives, friends and neighbours. She was predeceased by her son Martin in 1945. Funeral Services will be held at the First Mennonite Church (2600 Richmond Road S.W.) on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
WOJTOWICZ -- Mr. Antoni Edward (Tony) Wojtowicz, beloved husband of Mrs. Regina Wojtowicz of Calgary, passed away on January 29, 1998 at the age of 83 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.), today, February 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jan Michalski, S.Ch. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph's Section at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Tony Wojtowicz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH.
ALI -- Anwar passed away on January 29, 1998 at the age of 60. He was buried on January 30, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife Sharina; and children, Reza, Nadia, Gamal; son-in-law Riaz; and the love of his life, granddaughter Natasha; brother of Zalina, Amral, Shahera, Denira, Talib, Safral and Zobida. The family wishes to thank all of their relatives and friends for their support in this time of need. May God bless us all.
COOL -- Mrs. Margaret (Peg) Cool passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 1998 at the Bow View Manor in Calgary at the age of 94 years. She was the beloved mother of John (Mickey) Cool of Carseland and Margaret (Fred) Kauffman of Sun City, Arizona. She was a very special grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of fourteen. She is also survived by a sister Elizabeth Wyman of Vermont. Peg was born in Lawrence, Kansas and moved to the Carseland district in 1929 where she farmed with her late husband Ben. She later moved to Calgary in 1942. Memorial Service Thursday, February 5, 1998 at Wheatland Funeral Chapel, Strathmore, at 1:30 p.m., Reverend Gil Arthur officiating. If desired, donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army (1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B9). WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 934-5666.
KURAN -- Mrs. Louise Agnes Kuran (nee Mraz) passed away peacefully at the Extendicare Cedars Villa, on Sunday, February 1, 1998 at the age of 83 years. Louise is lovingly remembered by her son Frank (Ann), and daughter Irene Hauck; grandchildren, Greg (Debbie), Ann (Don), Cindy (Kim), Kathy (Mohammed), James (Cynthia); great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Andrew, Beverly, Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Adam, Christine, Carmel and Douglas. She is also survived by her sisters, Jennie Gorcak (George), Agnes Parry (Glyn) and Ethel Dobek (John); sister-in-law Stella Mraz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louise was born in Coleman, Alberta on June 21, 1914. She married Joseph John Kuran and together in love they raised their family, the joy of Louise's life. The constant sacrifices throughout her life for those she so dearly loved were to become for us, her family, the essence of Christianity lived through a woman of hospitality, generosity, warmth and humour. Louise was predeceased by Joseph, her beloved husband of thirty-five years, her daughter Amelia, her brother Steve Mraz and her son-in-law Tony Hauck. In early childhood, she lost her dad Joseph Mraz, and later, her mother Johnanna, both of whom she remembered to the end as precious and treasured. Louise joined the Catholic Women's League, Holy Spirit Council in Coleman and received her fifty year pin while a member of the Holy Name Council in Calgary. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34 Street S.W.), today, February 3, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34 Street S.W.), on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Stainslaw Lasko, S.D.S., the Rev. John Weisgerber, and the Rev. Stanley A. Henke, Celebrants. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Louise's life was a wonderful gift for her family and friends. We will miss her and remember her always. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Extendicare Cedars Villa for the compassion given to Louise and her family in their hour of need. The gentle kindness shown to our family will not be forgotten. In living memory of Louise Kuran, 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.
MORASCH -- Emanuel, beloved husband of Mrs. Esther Morasch of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on January 30, 1998 at the age of 84 years. Known to his family and friends at "Pat". Pat will be fondly remembered by his wife Esther; son Stan; daughter Pamela; grandson Tim; sister Lena McKinstry; and nephew George. Born and raised in Calgary, Pat spent his early work years on the farm, but most of his work life in various aspects of the house building business. The ten years before his retirement he worked as a carpenter for the Calgary Board of Education. Over the following thirteen years, Pat and Esther were able to travel and enjoy life to the fullest. The years after his stroke were difficult, but he never lost his vitality and perpetual optimism. Pat will always be remembered for his generosity, zest for life and love of family. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Keith Loewen of Faith Lutheran officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6) or the donor's choice. 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.
BALDWIN -- George Eldon, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, February 01, 1998 at the age of 92 years. He ws born on December 27, 1905 in Rockyview Alberta . George is survived by a son Douglas of Sherwood Park, Alberta; and a daughter Deena Brown of Calgary, Alberta; a sister Norma Nichol of Calgary; and a brother Archie, also of Calgary. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Fred, and by a sister Doris Alstott. George spent the majority of his life in and around the Calgary area prior to moving to Wildwood in 1975. In lieu of flowers, a donation in George's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. A Memorial Service will be held at the Calgary Crematorium Chapel, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Friday, February 6, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
BETTERIDGE -- Shirley Louise Betteridge, beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Betteridge, passed away peacefully at the AGAPE Hospice, February 1, 1998 at the age of 54 years after a heroic battle with a brain tumour. Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, February 4, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church (5504 - 20 Street S.W., Calgary). In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested a donation be made in her name to the Brain Tumour Research Fund at the Foothills, 1403 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary or to the AGAPE Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary. In living memory of Shirley Betteridge, 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.
CHAHAL -- Hargobind Singh Chahal, aged 95 years, passed away January 30, 1998 at his residence after a long illness. Mr. Chahal was born in Punjab, India. He has three sons, Ram Narain Singh Chahal (Gurdeep Kaur) of Calgary, Ram Ranjit Singh Chahal (Kamaljit Kaur) of Missisauga, Ontario, And Ram Raghbir Singh Chahal (Surinder Kaur) of Calgary. Mr. Chahal has five daughters, Harbans Kaur Sihota (Malkiat Singh Sihota), of Calgary, Gian Kaur Kang (Malkit Singh Kang) of Surrey, B.C., and Harcharan Kaur Basi (Harpal Singh Basi), Nashatar Kaur Basra (Narinder Singh Basra) and Gurwinder Kaur Hundal (Satvinder Singh Hundal) all of Calgary. He is also survived by his elder sister, Amrit Kaur Deol of Brampton, Ontario; and many grand children and great-grandchildren. Mr Chahal was predeceased by his wife Udhan Kaur on September 4, 1984. Funeral Service at the Calgary Crematorium, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (Within the valley of Queens Park Cemetery) on Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Bhog Ceremony will be held at Guru Nanak Centre (Sikh Society), Bow Trail and 81 Street S.W. on Saturday, February 7, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
CONLIN -- James Clarke, affectionately known to family and friends as "Sonny" or "J.C.", of East Coulee, Alberta, passed away on January 31, 1998, at the age of 57. He was loved and will be sadly missed by his mother Irene Conlin; his children, Carmen Conlin, James (Laura) Conlin, Colleen Conlin; his brother Reg Conlin; and sisters, Patricia (Trishie) Hedstrom and Rene (Lance) Kjersteen. He was predeceased by his father James Conlin Sr. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Church, 1566 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, with Rev. Bill Trienekens officiating. Arrangements in care of Foster's Garden Chapel. Telephone: 297-0888. Your generosity and kindness Your special personality You gave all you had been blessed with To your friends and family You leave us full, yet we feel empty Longing for your famous horse calls Your laugh, carefree way, your hospitality You were the "King of the Road" A wee bit of a rascal An A1 guy, with a twinkle in your eye Who could brighten up a room with a blink of an eye You'd do the disappearing act And it was kind of funny How you were the only one With a bank open on Saturday And a drycleaners on Sunday Go all the way to Vegas They'd page you at the pool Oh, guess what, we're not surprised The telephone's for you Although you're gone, we must be strong 'Cause we know the message would be "She's history for me... Life goes on, so party 'For The Good Times' and for me" 'Till we meet again Sonny Say hi to Daddy and Mickey.
DION -- Vernon Floyd Dion of Hobbema passed away on February 2, 1998 at the age of 55 years. Vernon received his bachelor of arts degree in education at the University of Calgary. Beside teaching he was a talented musician. He also enjoyed being a cowboy and a comedian with family and friends. There was also the serious side of Vernon as a businessman and being active in the community as a former counsellor. Vernon will be missed by his wife Valerie of Calgary, his nine children, Fabion North Peigan of Brocket, Deborah Dion, Dean Dion, Tanya Dion, Jonathon Dion, Carla Dion, Clayton Dion, all of Hobbema, Amber Many Guns of Siksika and Kaitlin Dion of Calgary; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ivy Raine (Louie), Pauline Doore (Clement), Virgina Buffalo (John), Gloria Baptiste and Sharon Cardinal (Allan) and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Vernon was predeceased by a granddaughter, his parents Daniel and Agnes and grandparents Joe (Sarah) Buffalo and John (Sophie) Samson. A wake will be held in Hobbema at the Jim Omeasoo Cultural Centre followed by a traditional ceremony at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church, Hobbema on Thursday, February 5, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Samson Central Cemetery, Hobbema. Memorial Tributes may be made to University of Calgary Native Center. BOWKER FUNERAL HOMES OF PONOKA in care of Arrangements. 403-783-3122.