STEENHART -- Maria Adriana, beloved wife of Jacobus Steenhart (predeceased September 1980) of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 22, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 88 years. Maria will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family, Mary Roeke (late husband Gerry), Willie (Peter) Dyksterhuis, Marina (Gerry) VanOosten, Francine (Panc) VanVeen, Cathy (Bryan) Shepperd, Arnout (Stacia) Steenhart, Mike (Sheena) Steenhart, Jack (Sharon) Steenhart; and twenty-five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A Graveside Service will be held at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery (16 Avenue and Garden Road N.E.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Calgary Community Reformed Church (1638 - 30 Avenue S.W.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Deacon's Fund of the Calgary Community Reformed Church (1638 - 30 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2T 1P4). As a tribute to Maria, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to the Deacon's Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
TAYLOR -- Peter Taylor of Edmonton (formerly of Calgary, Alberta), passed away on December 23, 1997 at the age of 92 years. Peter is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; son Ron (Sandy); and daughter Joan (Craig) Wallace, all of Sherwood Park; six grandchildren, Kendra, Tammy, Sheri, Dan, Kirsti and Kelly; one great-granddaughter Tandia; two sisters, Pearl Bentley of Calgary, and Ruby Evans residing in British Columbia; nieces, Pat Schneider and Doreen Huntington of Edmonton; as well as many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at West Grove Chapel, 10374 - 147 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Memorial Donations may be made to charity of one's choice. HARMONY FUNERAL SERVICES of Edmonton in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-413-8862.
TAYLORSON -- Robert S. (Bob) Taylorson passed on to be with his Lord while at home on December 21, 1997 at the age of 87. Bob was born in Sunderland, England on May 16, 1910. He had resided in Calgary all of his lifetime except for two years as a child in the Olds District, and five years while employed in Regina. He held positions for twenty years with Burns and Company and with Palm Dairies, and at the time of his retirement was General Manager of the Western Division and Management Consultant of Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd. In 1975-1976 he served as Chairman of the Board of Creditel of Canada Ltd. He was a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Calgary. He also had a part for several years in the Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. He was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene for over sixty-five years. Bob gave himself to the work of his church with joyful enthusiasm and served in a variety of capacities which included Board Member, Sunday School Superintendent for over twenty years, and as Director of Senior Adult Ministries (SAM) from 1978 to 1990. He will be remembered for his depth of concern and helpfulness to other people, and for his ready wit and refreshing sense of humour. This world is a richer place because he was here. Bob will be dearly remembered by his loving wife of forty-five years, Opal; his nephews, Rev. Gerald (Gladys) Fowler, Rev. Gordon (Eleanor) Fowler of Calgary; his niece Helen Heth of Edmonton; nephews, George (Sharry) Taylorson and Glenn (Gail) Taylorson; niece Pat Mordaunt; sisters-in-law, Eldred Taylorson and Pearl McConchie, all of California; as well as numerous grandnephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister Molly Fowler, and a brother Dr. J. George Taylorson. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 126 - 14 Avenue S.W., Interment to follow at Burnsland Cemetery. Special thanks to Calgary Regional Health Care Authority Home Care Staff for their compassionate care and support. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Bob Taylorson may be made to First Church of the Nazarene (Taylorson Memorial Fund), 126 - 14 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2R 0L9, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
THOMAS -- Mary Thomas passed away at the Forest Grove Care Center on December 24, 1997, at the age of 83 years. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.
THORNDYKE -- Harold Victor passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his wife Jo; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and his wife Carol, and Dennis and his wife Sharon (Sherri); also by his three grandchildren, Brian Thorndyke, Tammy Thorndyke-Mains and her husband Bill Mains, and Robert Thorndyke. Harold also leaves to mourn his one sister-in-law Evelyn Aldous. He was predeceased by his twin brother George and George's wife Jean. He will be cherished forever for being a good husband, father, grandfather and friend. He served with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve for five years on convoy duty in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. He will forever by remembered for his contribution to Canada's freedom. At Harold's request, there will be no formal Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Harold's name may be made to the "Agape Manor Hospice Fund". The family wishes to express their deepest and heartfelt thanks to the Agape Manor Hospice for all of their help in this time of need. Relatives and friends of Jo and Harold are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, January 3, 1998, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 208 Silvercreek Mews N.W. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
TUPPER -- Mavis Edna Tupper of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 25, 1997, after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 79 years. Mavis was born and educated in Calgary. In 1942, she married Glenn Tupper and they had one child, Alfred, who predeceased her. Mavis moved to Winnipeg and was a private secretary for the Jesuit College until her retirement in 1983, at which time she moved back to Calgary. She will be sadly missed by all her friends. Mavis is survived by her brother-in-law Al Perrin of Calgary; two nephews, Ted Perrin of Victoria, B.C., and Robert Perrin of Calgary; and a niece Rosemary and Rick Kry and their family of Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to the staff of Unit 42 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital for the very special care they gave Mavis during her extended stay there.
WAHLSTROM -- Robert Axel Theodore Wahlstrom. Bob Wahlstrom, longtime resident of Montreal and recently of Calgary, born April 17, 1910, passed away peacefully at his home on December 24, 1997 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred; a brother Carl in Chicago; his two children, Bob of Calgary and Virginia of Mountain View, California; five grandchildren, Heidi in Lacombe, Dayle and Kim of Calgary, and Kathy and Kimmie of Palo Alto, California; and four great-grandchildren, Robbie, Jeffery, Emily and Howie Jr. He was predeceased by his sister Frances in Chicago. Bob had a successful career spanning fifty-two years with Bondex International Paint Company and retired in Montreal in 1980. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, December 27, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Stewart of Midpark Christian Assembly officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Bob Wahlstrom, 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.
WALTER -- Mr. Ernest (Ernie) John Walter of Calgary, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Ernie was born in July 1908 in Walter Falls, Ontario. He had served overseas in the Army during the Second World War. Ernie is survived by his three sons, Bruce, William, both of Calgary, Tom of Lethbridge; and two daughters, Cheryl Jones of Sundre, and Joyce and Jim Grewcutt of Airdrie; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Jerry in 1972. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Ernie Walter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-948-1100.
WATMOUGH -- Mr. Jason Mark Watmough of the Coalhurst, AB area and formerly of Calgary, AB, beloved son of Heather Jossa and Ken Watmough, passed away suddenly near Diamond City, Alberta on Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at the age of 25 years. Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed. Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone: 1-403-381-7777.
WEBER -- It is with great sadness that the family of Grant LeRoy Weber would like to inform friends of his passing on Sunday, December 21, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Grant will be lovingly remembered by his wife Catherine; their three remaining children, Ron, Sharron-Lea, and Gary, and their families; as well as the family of their deceased son Gerald Roy Weber. Grant was born December 29, 1919 in the city of Edmonton. After service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, he joined his brother Gerald (deceased) in the partnership of Cardinal Coach Lines which they operated for many years. Grant served his community through dedication to various historical associations in the province. A Memorial Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.),on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of choice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., T2G 3Y6). As a tribute to Grant, Leyden's Funeral Homes will be making a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
BARAN -- Mrs. Maria Baran of Calgary, passed away at the Bow View Manor on December 26, 1997 at the age of 94 years. Left to cherish her memory are her nephew John (Lydia) Krill; a great-nephew Bohdan (Sheila) Krill and their children, Matthew and Natalia Krill; a great-niece Maria (Mark) Ochitwa and their children, Christine and Gregory Ochitwa, all of Calgary. She was predeceased by a sister Paraska and brother-in-law Panko Krill in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She was born in Bazar, Chortkiw, Ukraine and came to Canada in 1949 to North Battleford, Saskatchewan and in 1952 moved to Calgary to reside near her nephew, John Krill and his wife Lydia and family. Mrs. Baran was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (704 - 6 Street N.E.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anton Tarasenko, Celebrant. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Phone: 228-4422.
BARTZ -- (nee Dobler). Elfriede passed away suddenly on December 24, 1997, at the age of 60 years. She is the loving mother of Rosemarie (Mike) Skrepnick of Okotoks, Alberta. She is also survived by her brothers, Christoph (Helga) Dobler, Gottlieb (Theresa) Dobler, Erwin Dobler (Jane), Emil (Sandra) Dobler, all of Calgary; and also Artur Bartz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 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.