KLOPP -- Mary Catherine Klopp (nee Lewicki) of Calgary, passed away on January 10, 1998 at the age of 65 years. Mary was born, raised and educated in Lethbridge, Alberta. She received her nursing education at the Holy Cross Hospital. Graduating as a egistered nurse, Mary was employed throughout Alberta and Winnipeg. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. Mary is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Maurice Moser; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stan and Diane Lewicki, and Henry and Phyllis Lewicki, all of Lethbridge; as well as other cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Adolf. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (4 Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) today, January 16, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gregory Coupal, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph's Section at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Mary Klopp, 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.
LAWSON -- Eunice, beloved wife and mother, passed away at home January 14, 1998 following a courageous battle with cancer. Besides her loving husband Henry, she is survived by three sons, Tim (Lois) of Calgary, Wayne (Barb) of Rolling Hills and Robin(Nora) of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. Eunice is also survived by six grandchildren, Mike (Roxanne), Jane, Lucas, Tessa, Judith, Kirsten; and one sister Merle (Ralph) of Red Deer. She was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Annie Hamilton, her brothers, Vernon, Wilbur, Ronald, and sisters, Zena and Hazel. For the last twelve years Eunice was a dedicated cancer volunteer at the Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals and she was the president of the Lost Chord Club. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2). 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.
McKELLAR -- Hector Alexander "Alex". Born at Glencoe, Ont., December 17, 1912, passed away January 13, 1998 at the Forest Grove Care Centre, Calgary. Alex is survived by his loving wife Edna. They would have celebrated their Sixty-Fifth Wedding Annivrsary later this year. He is also survived by his two daughters, Florence Denning and Irene (Allen) McClelland, all of Turner Valley; and son Jack (Linda) McKellar of Fort Assiniboine, AB; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. We would like to thank Dr. Bradley and the staff of Forest Grove Care Centre for the loving care given to Alex, and also for their compassion shown to the family at this sad time. Funeral Services will be held at Lewis Memorial United Church, Turner Valley, on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Paul Rumbolt officiating. Cremation. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, T2G 3G2 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111.
MURPHY -- Kevin and Dorothy Murphy of Calgary, died suddenly at home on January 12, 1998. Love, thoughts and prayers from their twelve children, Vincent, Kathleen, Eileen, James, Mary, Sheila, Patrick, Marguerite, Madeline, Sarah, Edwin and Michael. uneral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral (219 - 18 Avenue S.W.), today at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. J. Patrick Murphy, Principal Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery (Erlton Street and 32 Avenue S.W.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood (2715 Erlton Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2W4) or St. Mary's College Fund (4811 - 6 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2N5) or St. Thomas More College (1437 College Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W6). As a tribute to Kevin and Dorothy, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a gift of remembrance to Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
O'CONNELL -- Joanne passed away suddenly January 14, 1998 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital with her family at her side. Born March 11, 1939, she is survived by her husband Bob; daughters, Lori, Robyn and Karen; son-in-law Steve Verdi; grandchildren, Grnt and Kyla Verdi; her mother Mima David; two sisters, Rhona Craig and Glenda Zohner; and several nieces and nephews. A longtime employee of the C.R.H.A., she also leaves behind numerous friends at the Rockyview Hospital and Foothills Hospital. Joanne touched the lives of many people. She will be fondly remembered for her love of life and her outgoing personality. Joanne will also be remembered for her very special gift of expressing herself through her poetry. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North, 276-2296). Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a charity of your choice.
OHLHAUSER -- Clifford. Dad went to be with the Lord on January 13, 1998. He is survived and missed by his loving wife Hannah; sons, Glenn (Karen), Port Coquitlam, Keith (Louanne), Quesnel; daughters, Joan (Joe) Isaacs, Coquitlam, Donna (Bob) Schindel Calgary; nine grandchildren; sister Betty (Carl) Lang, Calgary; brothers, Leo (Sally), Three Hills, Wally, California, Jim (Gayle), Red Deer, Delane, Calgary. He was predeceased by sister Lorena and parents. Memorial Service to be held on Monday, January 19 at Mary Hill Baptist Church, Port Coquitlam, B.C. at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Gideons.
PARKER -- Audrey Isobel passed away in Calgary on Monday, January 12, 1998. Dearly loved Mom of Joanne (John), Ted (Myrna); beloved Nana to Jemma; loving sister to Sue Lyon; and "special mom" to Keith Bailey. Audrey was a lifelong and devoted friend o countless others. She was born in Calgary and raised in Millarville. Upon her marriage to Ray who predeceased her in March 1997, Audrey and Ray lived in different areas of Canada and Europe, prior to making Calgary their permanent residence in 1970. Audrey was a dedicated volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada, and served until her passing. Her finest attributes were her honesty, unending thoughtfulness, kind heart and generosity extended to everyone, and her unparalleled love to her family. Funeral Services for this remarkable lady will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Rockyview Hospital Bed Fund (7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 1P9) or to the Alberta Lung Association (302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1). Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Brzeski, Florence and Bob Kearns, Carol Poll, Ivy White and the exceptional nursing staff at Rockyview Hospital. 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.
SANTIAGO -- Bienvenido Santiago Jr., beloved husband of Sallie and father of Gary, Jerome and Karen, went home to be with the Lord on January 7, 1998 at the age of 55 years. Viewing and Funeral dates will be announced on January 14 to allow out-of-contry family members to arrive. SHARP -- In loving memory of Margaret Jennie Sharp (Gier) who passed away January 15, 1998 in High River, Alberta. Margaret was born November 27, 1911 in Spring Coulee, Alberta. Margaret farmed with her husband Leonard Gier in Rolling Hills and then ater farmed in the Gladys Ridge area. Margaret moved to Penticton, BC in 1968 where she lived until she returned to High River in 1986. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Leonard Gier in 1960 and by her two sisters, Marie and Aileen, and brother Edward. Margaret is survived by her son Lorne Gier and family; and by daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ray Egeland and family. Mom and Grandma will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 19, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River, with Sue MacDonald D.M. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6 or Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME in care of arrangements. Phone: 652-2222 or 938-3111.
STREBLOW -- January 13, 1998, George Alfred Streblow, aged 91 years, of Calgary. Dear father of Gerhard Streblow (Gisela), Hildegund Kwiring (Walter), Helmut Streblow (Angela), and Manfred Streblow (Trudy), all of Calgary. He is also survived by ninegrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Frieda Janz of Germany; and sister-in-law Cilli Streblow of Germany. Funeral Service will be held at the Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church, 235 - 8A Street N.E. on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Queen's Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the George Streblow Memorial Fund, c/o Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church, 235 - 8A Street N.E., Calgary T2E 4H9. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602.
SULLIVAN -- John Michael (Mike). Born July 2, 1942, Hazelwood Castle, Yorkshire, England. After a long and courageous battle, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 14, 1998, at home with his family. He will be greatly missed by his best friend an loving wife Linda; his daughter Dawn (Richard) and grandchildren, Chase and Carly; daughter Julie (Steven) Dean; and daughter Karen and grandson Kyle; also Pagan and Sweetie. He will be missed by his father John (Jack) Sullivan of England; his sister Pat Franklin of England; his Aunt Pat, cousins, Chrisanne, Greg, Rodney and their families, whom Michael found in California only a few short years ago. Remembered also by his nieces, Victoria and Catherine and family, and mother-in-law Kathleen Gilbert. In May 1972, Mike left his native England to move to Canada in hopes of a better life for his wife and daughters. He lived in Nova Scotia until 1976 when he moved his family to Calgary where he settled. His career in the construction industry in and around Calgary and Alberta has left his mark as a true craftsman. His dream of operating his own business came true in 1991 when he began Hazelwood Development Ltd., a business specializing in Hockey Rinks. His successes with Hazelwood Hockey Rinks continued into 1997 until his illness prevented him from having an active role. Hazelwood Hockey Rinks continues to thrive today, still within the family, as Michael had always dreamed it would. Mike was truly a proud Canadian. He had a love for Canada that was endless. His passion for wildlife and the outdoors led him and Linda to their decision to reside in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Mike continues to live on in the hearts of those he loved, of the lives he touched and those who loved him... Until we meet again, with love Linda. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hockey Alberta, No. 1, 7875 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4P 2K1. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
TWARDY -- Mrs. Sophie Twardy of Calgary and formerly of Innisfree, Alberta, died at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home on January 15, 1998 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by a daughter Joyce Twardy of Calgary; and a son and daughtr-in-law, Adolph and Colleen Twardy of Chilliwack, B.C.; three grandchildren, Pam (Gerald), Trent and Penny; and a great-grandson Troy. She was predeceased by her husband Tom in 1965. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church (Vegreville, Alberta), on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Leo Hofmann, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Innisfree Cemetery, Innisfree, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1W4. In living memory of Sophie Twardy, 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.
WARRACK -- Alexander "Alex", beloved husband of Mrs. Alice Warrack of Strathmore, passed away at the Strathmore Continuing Care Centre on January 14, 1998 at the age of 95 years. He is survived by his children, Shirley (David) Thomas of Langdon, Norm (Douglas) Hilton of Strathmore, Allan (Jean) Warrack of Edmonton, Margaret (Cecil) Graham of Langdon. Alex is also survived by twelve grandchildren, Kathy, Susan, Gayle, Janice, Arlene, Karen, Bruce, Lauren, Jim, Dan, Clark, Grant; ten great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Georgina Seville of Calgary, Dolly Korek of Calgary, Bill (Irma) Warrack of Calgary, Margaret Koshowski of Strathmore, and Alice (Charlie) Horrey of Castlegar, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Annabelle Raymond, his brothers, Jack Warrack and Thomas Warrack. He was a farmer all his life and loved to play cards and dance. Alex will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Strathmore Continuing Care Centre (200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J9). 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.
WEDEL -- Nickolai Johann Wedel passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 1998 in the Foothills Hospital CCU. The last few days of his final illness were awkward, like the first steps of a newborn foal. Despite that, his final passing was peaceful and cntent, as if being carried further on. Nick was born December 25, 1911 in Samara, Russia and immigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada with his parents and eleven siblings in 1922. He was raised on the family farm near Osler, SK, and though he loved farming and his horses, he ventured out to establish his own watch repair business in Kerrobert, SK. In 1942, he and his brother George, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and within days of marrying Katharina Wiebe of Saskatoon on December 26, 1942, he was transferred to Great Britain, where he served as an instrument technician for three and a half years. On return from overseas, he and his wife "Kay" settled in Chilliwack, BC and established Wedell's Jewelers. In 1947, they moved their business to Calgary, where they settled to raise their family. Other business endeavors included Wedell's Bridal Boutique, and an Orange Julius/Diary Queen franchise in the North Hill Shopping Centre. Though his body was eighty-six years old, he remained forever young. He loved the outdoors and his animals, and to his last days, he took great pleasure in breeding, training and showing fine Arabian horses and Great Danes. Nick was deeply devoted to his family and his God. He held steadfastly to his humility, gentleness, patience and faithfulness. He served his church as a founding member and ordained Deacon of the First Mennonite Church Calgary, and later in the Foothills Mennonite Church. Nickolai is survived by Kay, his wife of fifty-five years; three children, Candice (Bill) Martynes of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Robert (Marilynn) Wedel of Taber, AB, and Deborah (Peter) Brown of Calgary; and eight grandchildren, Sheryl, Krista and Eric Martynes, Gina and Nicholas Wedel, and Robyn, Angeleah and Katherine Brown. He briefly enjoyed his first great-grandchild, Gavyn Martynes. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Sunday, January 18, 1998 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Services will be held at Foothills Mennonite Church, (2115 Urbana Road N.W.) on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Kruger officiating. A private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Monday morning. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to M.C.C. Alberta, 76 Skyline Crescent N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X7 or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Nick Wedel, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.
WHITE -- The family of Allen White of Calgary, announces with deep sadness his passing while visiting his son and family in Tracy, California on January 12, 1998. He is survived by Eleanor, his loving wife of fifty-two years; daughter Sandra (Brad) Hghes of Calgary; son Kent (Marie) White of Tracy; and grandsons, Sean, Drew and Kyle. He is also survived by sister Elsie Tomas of Calgary; and brothers, Gordon (Agnes) Weitz of Calgary and Wilfred (Jean) Weitz of Lethbridge. Uncle Allen will be dearly remembered by his many loving nieces and nephews, and "Adopted" son Bob (Roxanne) Cole and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Mary Weitz, sister Mary Hergert and brother John Weitz. Al was born in Calgary in 1922 and resided there until his passing. He served in the RCAF during the Second World War. After many years of service with the City of Calgary Engineering Department, Al retired in 1985 as Urban Development Officer. A devoted and active member currently of Foothills Lutheran Church, and previously a longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Allen volunteered his time for the betterment of the community. Papa was often seen supporting his grandsons' sporting and school activities. In his spare time, Al could always be found playing a round of golf with his friends at the Elks Club. His many friends and those whose lives he touched are invited to join his family members in a Celebration of Al's life to be held in Calgary at Foothills Lutheran Church, 3104 - 34 Avenue N.W., on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor L. Hautz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northwest Mission Fund, c/o Foothills Lutheran Church.
WIENS -- Henry of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, January 13, 1998, beloved husband of Elfriede Wiens and dear father of Gisela Braun. Funeral Services will be held at First Mennonite Church (2600 Richmond Road S.W.) today t 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ken Bechtel officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
WRIGHT -- Joan Elizabeth Wright, passed away on January 15, 1998 at the age of 43 years. Beloved daughter of Glenn and Blanche Wright, Calgary; dear sister of Marilyn (Dan) Hartwick, Red Deer, AB, Bob (Fran) Wright, Didsbury; dear aunt of Roxanne Harwick, Stephen, Scott and Matthew Wright. Joan will be sadly missed by her companion Barry MacDonald. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Joan was employed in the Food Services Business for many years. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (1331 - 29 Street N.W., T2N 4N2). As a tribute to Joan, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a Gift of Remembrance to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4222.
YAN -- In loving memory of Paul Yin Bong Yan, born June 14, 1935; deceased January 10, 1998, who loved God, devoting his strength in entirety to raising his family in the righteous ways of Christ. He is survived by his dedicated wife Jean; children, hristine and her husband Darren, Karen, Cheryl, Brian; and by his brother Terry and family. A Funeral Service will be held at the Chinese Pentecostal Church, 127 - 2 Avenue S.E., on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John W.S. Kong officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.