SLIFKA -- Miss Sally Slifka of Carbon, formerly of Calgary passed away in Three Hills, AB on December 23, 1997. Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 11:30 a.m., St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Carbon. Service in Calgary, to be announced at a later date. COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, are in care of the arrangements. Phone: 403-823-2666.
SORENSEN -- Katherine passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Friday, December 26, 1997 at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband Walter in 1991. She will be missed very much by her children, Anna (Henry), Erling (Birgit), Else (Vagn), Kurt (Bonnie), Birgit (Ivan), Mogens and Kathe (Steve); as well as by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Katherine's request there will be no Funeral Service. The Family wish to thank the staff at the Bethany Care Centre for the loving care and attention to their mother. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111.
THOMAS -- Mary Thomas passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on December 24, 1997, at the age of 83 years. During Mary's life, she had a great love for Collie Dogs and was known by some of her neighbors as "The Lady With The Dog". In Mary's earlier years, she attended Bible School in Edmonton. Mary is survived by three nieces and three nephews, and by many friends. She was predeceased by a niece in July of 1997. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Mary Thomas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTER STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296.
THORNDYKE -- Harold Victor passed away on Thursday, 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.
TROUT -- Mr. Arthur Trout and his son Mr. Gary Trout of Delia, Alberta, passed away December 24, 1997. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 29, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the Delia Community Hall (Delia, Alberta). If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., or the Kidney Foundation of Alberta, or the Canadian Mental Health Association. COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL are in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-823-2666.
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. 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. Jason is survived by his mother Heather (Bill) Jossa; his father Ken Watmough; three brothers, his twin Jeff, Ryan, Glen (Rusty); and by his sister-in-law Laurie McBain. Jason is also survived by his grandma Ruth Beckwith and grandpa Charlie Watmough; his aunts and uncles, Norm and Connie, Irene and Les, and Sylvia and George; his cousins, Tyler (Sherry), Pam, Loranne (Derrick), Shannon, Malcolm and Shawna (Ted). Jason was born on May 18, 1972 in Calgary, AB. He was raised in Calgary, attending Henry Wisewood High School. He was active in hunting, playing hockey, fly fishing and camping. Jason moved to the Lethbridge area in February of 1997. He will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends and his dog "Coop". Memorial Services will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating. Cremation. No flowers at the family's request. 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.), this evening, 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.
BAUMANN -- Gertrude Helene passed away at Bow Crest Nursing Home quietly on December 25, 1997 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband Willi O. Baumann in June of this year. Mrs. Baumann was born in 1906 in West Prussia, Germany. In 1951 she and her husband immigrated to Canada. She will be sadly missed by her son Egon, his wife Lieselotte of Nelson, B.C.; her grandson Terry Baumann, his wife Linda and their children Katie and Christopher, also of Nelson; and her granddaughter Ramona Slattery, and husband Kres of Calgary; and many relatives and friends in Germany and Canada. Many thanks to Doctor John Van Olm and the staff of Bow Crest Nursing Home for their endless love and dedication in caring for both our Mom and Dad, thank you so much. Funeral Services to be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
BERG -- Katherine of Calgary, passed away peacefully on December 28, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband Robert, and her brother Stephen. Katherine is survived by her loving daughter Darlene Tyson; two sisters, Mary Pederson and Annie Kosinski. Prayer Services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1525 - 45 Street S.E. with Reverend Inno Cambaling, Celebrant. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888.
CHRISTENSEN -- Mr. Charles (Charlie) Edward Christensen, beloved husband of Virgie, passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on December 26, 1997. He was born August 10, 1916 on the family homestead located MW17, 24, 21, W4 (south east of Standard) and always felt privileged to be a native Albertan. Besides his loving wife Virgie, Charlie will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Carol and Mark Pollard of Calgary; his son Murray and Sonia of Chancellor; son Lyle and Eileen of Hussar; and son Dale of New York. Grampa will be fondly remembered by his five grandchildren, Melissa and Jessica Pollard, Craig Christensen, and Kisa and Leah Christensen. Charlie will be deeply missed by sisters, Alice and John Toogood of Edmonton, Betty and Bob Louden; and brothers, Harry and Evelyn, and Howard Christensen; as well as special friend Betty Christensen, all of Calgary. In addition to his many nieces and nephews who all hold special memories of their uncle, Dad's multitude of friends will also feel a great loss. SKOL! Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice Calgary Society, Foundation Building, Third Floor, 628 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 0H6. Thank you to all who visited Dad at home and at the hospice, and a special thank you to Pam Brown, Dad's exceptional home care nurse. The family expresses our sincere appreciation to all the caring people at Rosedale Hospice. They made Dad's last days so very comfortable and bearable for us all. In living memory of Charles Christensen, 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.