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BABIAK - September 4, 1997, Larry John Babiak aged 58 years of Calgary. Funeral Service at the Rocky View Funeral Home, 16 Avenue and 100 Street/Garden Road N.E. on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602 (9/6/97).
BACHOR - Georgina Alice (Georgie) Bachor (nee Hubbard, aka Reschke), beloved wife of Vernon Bachor of Calgary, passed away suddenly while on vacation in Aruba, on Friday, June 27, 1997 at the age of 49 years. Born August 24, 1947 Georgina was raised in Edmonton, AB. She worked in the telecommunications industry for over twenty years primarily with Edmonton Telephones and Telus (AGT). On June 28, 1986 Georgina married Vernon Bachor and together they relocated to Calgary in 1987. She was known to all as a passionate, vibrant, gentle, accepting woman, who always had a wonderful smile. She was involved with her community actively volunteering as a member of the Federal and Provincial Progressive Conservative Party; a voracious reader of all books, and always lived life to the fullest. A few of her greatest moments in life were the marriage of her daughters, the engagement of her son and the birth of her grandchildren. Besides her loving husband Vernon, Georgina is survived by her children, Chris Reschke and his fiancee Kerri Vousden of Calgary, Kathy and her husband Cole Harris and their son Conner of Calgary, Jennifer and her husband Brett Bates and their son Bailey of Calgary, Jennifer Willow of Toronto, ON, Andy Bachor of Edmonton, AB and his son Erik Bergen of Victoria, BC. She is also survived by her parents, Margaret and Bob Gilliland of Calgary; her sister and brother-in-law Jeanette and Howard Homan of Calgary; her niece and nephew-in-law, Linnet and Wade Schumaker and their children, Mathew and Rebbeca of Calgary; her nephew and niece-in-law Howie and Tracy Homan and their daughter Megan of Calgary; as well as her uncle and aunt Donald and Thelma Carson of Edmonton, AB. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, July 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road, S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7 and/or The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Suite 8C, 1735 Bayly Street, Pickering, ON, L1W 3G7. In living memory of Georgina Bachor, 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 (7/2/97).
BACKUS - In loving memory of Janet (Smith) Backus, who passed away peacefully at Brentwood Nursing Home on October 16, 1997. Janet was born on July 2, 1898 at No. 4 Beaufort Road, Fishponds, Bristol, England. She immigrated to Canada in 1925, sailing with the Letitia, Cunard Line, which landed in Quebec City. She traveled to Vancouver by train and worked in B.C. and the Yukon for several years as a bookkeeper and teacher. Married to Norman Johns Backus in Cranbrook in 1929. They purchased Crown Grant land at Seringa Creek, near Castlegar and lived there through the Great Depression. Moved to Trail, B.C. in 1939, and lived there until Norman's retirement from the CPR in 1962. Janet was active in the Trail St. Andrew's Anglican Church, the Trail Liberal Women's Association, and the Trail District Council of Women. Retirement was in White Rock, B.C., where she spent many happy hours gardening, playing bridge with their many friends, lawn bowling and traveling. She moved to Ottawa in 1974 to be with her grandchildren, then Calgary, Toronto, and Calgary again as the family moved. She was predeceased by her husband Norman in August 1969, and her brother Ralph in 1990. She is survived by her daughter Norma Joan (Barry) Pruden of Calgary; her grandchildren, Janet Blythe (Dragan) Panic, and Alexander Norman; and her great-grandchild Biliana Panic, all of Vancouver. The family wish to express their gratitude and appreciation for the loving care Janet received from the staff at the Brentwood Nursing Home. A Family Service will be held at a later date in White Rock, British Columbia. In living memory of Janet Backus, 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 (10/18/97).
BAIRD - Rose Baird passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on December 15, 1997 at age 81. She was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on January 21, 1916. She was predeceasedby her husband Gordon in 1973, also by a sister Anne (Jack) Evans, and two brothers,Frank and John Gardy. She is survived by five nephews, Don Evans of Portage la Prairie,Wendell Gonyea, Kenneth (Donna) Gonyea, Dennis (Willow) Gonyea, Donald (Beth) Gonyea;and sister Jo (Bob) Gonyea. Rose lived in Bankview Senior House where she enjoyed manyfriendships. Previously she was a volunteer worker at Calgary Cancer Society. She lovedchildren. At Rose's request there will be a Private Memorial Service. The familyappreciates the loving care she received by staff and doctors of Unit 59 of the RockyviewHospital (12/17/97).
BAKER - Albert T. (Bert) Baker died suddenly June 12, 1997 at Foothills Hospital at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Agnes. Bert was born in Walnut, Illinois on January 16, 1907. Bert's father Perren, homesteaded in Southern Alberta in 1910. Following graduation from the University of Alberta, Bert took over managing the family farm until 1953 when he was named General Manager of the Alberta Wheat Pool, and the family moved to Calgary. His community involvement included terms as President of the Glenbow - Alberta Institute, President of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, member of the General Hospital Board, Council member of Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Senate of the University of Alberta, member of Eastern Rockies Forest Conservation Board, Board of Banff School of Advanced Management and fund-raising for the YWCA. Bert served on numerous company Boards of Directors including Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co. Ltd., Bank of Nova Scotia, Western CO-OP Fertilizers, Calgary Royal Trust Company Advisory Board. Following his retirement, Bert and Agnes enjoyed spending more time at Sylvan Lake, AB, Sun City, Arizona and Calgary. Bert is survived by two daughters, Eleanor and her husband Bill Bailey of Bigfork, Montana, Sandra and her husband Dave Brosteaux of Calgary; a brother Andrew of Campbellford, Ontario; three grandchildren, Dr. Karen Bailey and her husband David Baker, Kathy and her husband Mike McKenzie and Randy Brosteaux; and three great-grandchildren. Bert was predeceased by a sister Betty Mather and a grandson Norman Bailey. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, June 16, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis F. McDonald of St. Martha's Catholic Church, Lethbridge, AB, officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home, 3504 - 29 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 2L3, or Calgary Stampede Foundation, Box 1060, Station "M", Calgary, Alberta T2P 2K8, or to a charity of your choice. In living memory of Albert Baker, 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 (6/14/97).
BAKER - Edward S. (J5090) D.F.C., on December 10, 1997, at Kilgour Wing, Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, in his 83rd year. Survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Flora (McDonald) Baker. Ed was born in Calgary and during the Second World War served as a navigator of the RCAF attached to the No. 7 Squadron RAF. in 1943 his plane was shot down and he was held prisoner at Stalag Luft 3 until 1945. After the war, Ed joined Kimberley-Clark Canada until his retirement in 1980. Ed was a kind, gentle man who endeared himself to young people and will be fondly remembered by those who called him "GRAMPS" and by his relatives and friends in Calgary and Toronto. At his request no Funeral Service will be held. If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated (12/13/97).
BAKER - Harold Key Baker of Calgary, passed away at home on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his children, sons, Verne (Alice) Baker, Charles (Susie) Baker, daughters, Lynne (Bill) Schellenberg, and a special friend Joanne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was born at Calgary on November 4, 1915. He was a Railway Clerk and a member of the Chaplehow Branch No. 284 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Harold was a loving father and a gentle man who will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chaplehow Branch No. 284 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 606 - 38 Avenue N.E., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Stephen Wilk, Chaplain, officiating. If desired, a donation in Harold's memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 403-299-0111 (9/11/97).
BAKER - Marjorie Alberta Baker of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre Calgary, on Monday, July 21, 1997, in her 92nd year. Marjorie was born on a ranch June 30, 1905 at Langdon, Alberta; the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Addeman. Her education included Mount Royal College, South Calgary High School and graduation from the Calgary Normal School in 1924. She studied for her music degree in piano with the late Helen Ketcheson Robinson, teaching music in the Blackie District for over twenty years. Marjorie and Chuck moved to Calgary in 1946. Marjorie was on the first Executive of Girls, Ladies and Seniors Curling Associations. She was an avid curler and during this time served as draw master at all levels of curling. During World War II, she was president of the Dinton War Service Club and spent many hours working with the Canadian Red Cross. She has been a member of St. Michael and All Angels' Anglican Church, Calgary since 1946. Marjorie was the beloved mother of a son Ron and his wife Toy of Calgary; a daughter Sheila and her husband Gil of Cochrane; four grandchildren, Kathleen Baker, Greg Baker and his wife Susan, and their children Jackie and David, Brad Baker and his wife Mary, and their son Dylan, Garney Baker and his wife Terry, and their children, Pierce and Cassidy. She was predeceased by her husband "Chuck" April 28, 1996, and a grandson David October 25, 1970, as well as by three sisters and two brothers. Funeral Services will be held at St. Michael and All Angels' Anglican Church (335 - 16 Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, July 24, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with The Venerable Peter E. Millen officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Marjorie Baker, 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 (7/22/97).
BAKER - Reta May (Horsey). In hospital on Tuesday, June 3, 1997. Reta Baker, age 88 years. Wife of William (Bill) Baker. Dear mother of Betty Forrest (Chuck), Irwin (Doreen) Horsey of Calgary, and Joan (Ken) Eades of Calgary. Loving grandmother of Irwin Jr., Cindy, Jennifer, Glen and Judy of Calgary, Gerry, Gail and the late Irwin of Ottawa. Great-grandmother of Shawn, Ashley, Andrew and Brittany of Calgary, Cheryl, Scott, Lee, Paul and Michael of Ottawa. Lifelong member of St. Luke's Anglican Church and life member of the A.C.W. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of the TUBMAN FUNERAL HOME, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Service in St. Luke's Anglican Church Friday, 1:00 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Memorial donations to St. Luke's Anglican Church, the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Palliative Care Unit of the Elisabeth-Bruyere Health Centre would be appreciated. (6/5/97)
BAKSA - Mr. Paul Baksa passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on December 26, 1997 at the age of 94 years. He is survived by his daughter Margaret Baksa; stepson Charles Siklodi; four grandchildren, Kalman Herbath, Margaret Herbath, Robert Siklodi, Vincent (Maureen) Siklodi; one great-granddaughter Kendra; as well as numerous relatives in Hungary. Paul was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth in 1987 and daughter-in-law Sharon in 1997. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, January 1, 1998 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Jacques Funeral Home on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Istvan L. Zachfalvy of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church officiating. Interment to follow in the Field of Honour at Queen's Park Cemetery. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (12/30/97).
BALDWIN - Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife of Mr. Jeff Baldwin of Calgary, passed away at home on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at the age of 31 years. Mary was born June 2, 1966 a native Calgarian. She was the second youngest of four daughters born to Alex and Eva Horvath. Mary graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1985. The love of her life through high school until the day of her passing was Jeff Baldwin whom she married in 1989. Even through her physical ailments, Mary was very strong willed and positive. She had a soft spot in her heart for animals and at present there are eight dogs living at the Baldwin home, either rescued from animal shelters or abusive homes. Her love and tenderness will be missed but never forgotten. Besides her loving husband, Mary is also survived by her family, her father Alex Horvath of Calgary; three sisters, Maggie, Eva, Kathy (Joe); father and mother-in-law, William and Leona, all of Calgary; also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her mother Eva Horvath in August of this year. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Anne's Catholic Church (830 - 21 Avenue S.E.) today at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Stefan Ganowicz and the Rev. Robert M. Kason, C.S.B. Celebrants. Graveside Services to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (No. 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8) or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Calgary Chapter (1324B Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2R7). As a tribute to Mary, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/12/97).
BANKS - Dorothy May (nee Harding), passed away on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at the ageof 98 years. She was born August 22, 1899 in Shropshire, England. Dorothy's familyhomesteaded in the Olds area when she was fourteen. She taught school from the one roomschool house and later the normal practice to substitute teaching in more modern schools inCalgary until her retirement. With an indomitable adventuresome spirit, she became involved inthe United Church Missionary Society, the Calgary General Hospital Auxiliary, the Calgary Zoo,the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Aberdeen Angus Association and was inducted into the Olds College Hall of Fame in 1993. Dorothy loved music, so having accepted Jesus Christ as her Lordand Saviour, she is now relishing the heavenly music. She will also be remembered for her insatiable desire to learn, her positive attitude and sense of humor. Dorothy is survived by twodaughters, Sandi Landymore and Susan Banks. "Muggy", as she was affectionately dubbed by her grandchildren, Jim Landymore (with two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Rochele), KenLandymore (with great-granddaughter Baylee), Steven Landymore and Sharilyn Landymore, willalso be joyfully remembered by each one. Dorothy has two living brothers, Hugh Harding ofVictoria, and Kenneth Harding of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, as well as many wonderfulnephews, nieces and their children. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Rowland andNellie Harding, two sisters, Joyce as a baby, and Elsie in 1984, as well as her husband Dr. BlighBanks in 1988. A celebration of Dorothy Banks' life will be held at First Alliance Church, 1201Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation andarrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICE, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/31/97).
BANNISTER - Esther (nee Schuller), July 25, 1903 to July 8, 1997. At rest with husband Ed, who passed September 1979, also predeceased by son Raymond, September 1984 and grandson Darryl Lepla. Survived by son Gordon (Bell), Hinton, Alta.; daughter Marlene (Bob) Lepla, Cranbrook; four granddaughters, five grandsons, seventeen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 11, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. from the McPHERSON'S Memorial Chapel, Cranbrook, B.C. Cremation will precede the Service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the McPHERSON FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 1-250-426-3132 (7/11/97).
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 (12/29/97).
BARBER - Adelaide Barber, age 85 years, passed away quietly at the Agape Manor Hospice on Sunday, September 7, 1997. She was the last of eight children born to their parents in Saskatchewan. She is survived by her beloved niece Vera and family of Vancouver; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Adelaide will be sadly missed by her many close friends among Jehovah's Witnesses; the people she also touched with her job of thirty years with the Four Seasons Hotel; the people of her apartment building; and others she had come in contact with. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1736 - 10 Avenue S.W., on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. Marshall McDougall officiating. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100 (9/12/97).
BARBER - James (Jim) William Barber passed away November 25, 1997 at the age of 71 years in Kelowna, B.C. Jim will be deeply missed by his wife of forty-eight years, Kathleen (Kay) Marie Barber (nee MacQuarrie). Jim was a wonderful husband and a devoted father to his three children, Kathy-Jo (Tim) Smith (Anchorage, Alaska), Joan (Joe) Trofananko (Kamloops, B.C.), and Kirk Barber (Calgary, Alberta). He was "Graaandpa" to Christopher Barber, Jocelyn Barber, Kyle Smith and Jamie Barber. His sisters, Renee (Vic) Schneider (Kelowna, B.C.), and Gwen Reed (Calgary, Alberta), who supported him through his life, also survive him. We will all miss his sage advice and direct, no nonsense approach to life. Jim was a successful businessman and his proud legacy was to be able to provide his family members with comfortable lives. We all thank Dr. Michael Shepherd of Kelowna, B.C. for his "white coat" visits and his concern for Jim and Kay's quality of life and for the extra years of life that his care gave to Jim and his family. Jim was a simple man when considering ceremony. He will be cremated and a private family Service will be held. In lieu of flowers or donations we know Jim would ask you to celebrate his life and to do something to make your loved ones lives better. Arrangements have been entrusted to FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-250-762-2299. Rest in Peace, Dad (11/28/97).
BARDAHL - Doris G. Bardahl, beloved wife of Jim of Calgary, passed away after a lengthy at the Foothills Hospital on December 22, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Paul Rumbolt of Lewis Memorial United Church officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (12/27/97).
BARDY - Frank William, beloved husband of Shirley, passed away peacefully on July 18, 1997 in Victoria, B.C. He was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 2, 1932. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Alberta, class of 1955. Frank began his career with Poole Construction then Steele Brothers, Mannix and latterly Consolidated Concrete. He and Shirley were actively involved in St. Matthew's United Church as well as Westminster United Church congregations, Calgary - most well known for their work concerning youth. Frank retired at fifty-two years of age in 1984, enabling him to fulfill many of his dreams, one of which was to build a new home near Abbotsford, close to a summer holiday sight that the family enjoyed. He became an active member in Gladwin Heights United Church, as well as volunteering at Matsqui - Abbotsford Community Services in the Seniors Program for a number of years. In 1993, Frank and Shirley took on a new challenge by moving to Victoria and renovating a 1916 home, which gave them a great sense of accomplishment and pride. He also volunteered at Craigdarroch Castle in the gift shop. His interests were cycling, reading, model airplanes, travel, as well as in people. He showed interest, care and willingness to help others. He was innately optimistic, dependable, energetic, loyal and showed great love for family and friends. Frank is survived by his loving family, wife Shirley; daughters, Cindy (Edwin), Cathy (Paul); sister-in-law Lillian Jones; brothers, Louis (Millie), Joe (Sandra, deceased in 1979), Zol (Joan); niece Karen (Ken); nephews, Ken, Warren (Sophie), Jim (Laura); great-nieces and nephews, George and Kelta, and David and Rachel. He will be sorely missed by family and many friends. "He kept his promises, he walked the miles and now he rests." A Service of Celebration of Frank's life will be held at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral, Victoria, B.C., on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. The Service will be officiated by Rev. Bob Stobie and Rev. John Davidson, reception luncheon to follow. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to Victoria Hospice, 900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Victoria, B.C. Telephone: 1-250-384-5512 (7/20/97).
BARKEY - Mr. J. Clifford Barkey (May 25, 1912 - November 22, 1997). Lovingly remembered by his children, Erle (Gloria), Eric (Ruth), Elaine (Hank) and Ron (Marty); eleven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three brothers; as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Mabel, two brothers and one sister. Memorial Services will be held at Bonavista Evangelical Missionary Church (1509 Lake Ontario Drive S.E.), Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES, Cochrane, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-932-4452.(11/25/97).
BARR - Christopher (Chris) Stephen Barr, beloved 18 year old son of Stephen and Marilyn Barr of Calgary, passed away in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, October 22, 1997. Chris was born April 23, 1979 in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada in 1980. He attended Cardinal Newman Junior High, Bishop Grandin High School and was a student in Business Administration at SAIT at the time of his death. Chris loved sports and excelled at Track and Field. Chris loved life, he had many friends, a wonderful sense of humor and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Besides his loving parents, Chris is survived by his sister Leslie Anne. He is also survived by his grandparents, Lavinia Barr of Scotland and James Wilson of Scotland; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Robert Barr and grandmother Mary Wilson. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Sunday, October 26, 1997 from 12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.), on Monday, October 27, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Chris Barr, 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 (10/24/97).
BARTON - Margaret Ann Barton (Lepschy) passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Wednesday, June 4, 1997 following a brief illness. Margaret is survived by her three sons, Herbert (Kaye) Himmelspach of Sicamous, B.C., Albert "Jim" (Carolyn) Barton of Calgary, and Fred (Norma) of Calgary. She is also survived by ten dear grandchildren and eleven special great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her first husband Frank Himmelspach in 1935, two daughters, Helen in 1952 and Mary McWatters in 1988, her brother Ludwig Lepschy in 1981 and her husband Albert Lee (Duff) Barton in 1989. Margaret spent many years at the Calgary General Hospital as a Nursing Aid. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., today, Friday, June 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. The family extends their sincere thanks to Dr. M. Semkuley, the nursing staff and other caregivers at the Peter Lougheed Hospital Unit No. 44 for the love and care given to mom during her stay. "Mom, rest in peace, we will all miss you." Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE LTD. Telephone: 235-3602 (6/6/97).
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 (12/28/97).
BASSIL - On Sunday, July 6, 1997, Walter Reginald (Reg) Bassil of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his loving wife Winona; one daughter Ann (Bob) Anderson of Dorchester, Ontario; one son Richard (Jill) Bassil of Edmonton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Robertson of Roblin, Manitoba, Violet Robertson of Russell, Manitoba, and Winnie Preece of Winnipeg, Manitoba; many loving nieces and nephews. Reg was predeceased by his grandson Steven Anderson in 1995. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre for loving care given to Dad. Thanks also to Dr. Gerald Zetter; the staff at Station 42 Grey Nuns Hospital; the staff at Pleasantview Lodge; and Station 12Y Youville. A Memorial Service will be held July 10, 1997, at 1:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 11111 - 57 Avenue, Edmonton, with The Rev. Barry Parker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, 4225 - 107 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 2P1 (7/8/97).
BASSON - Mrs. Catherine Frances (Kady) Basson of Calgary, passed away at the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital on July 10, 1997, at the age of 80 years. Kady was born on March 11, 1917 in Port Hood, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She moved west after she was married in the 1940's. Her warmth, kindness and infectious good humor were her strengths, and the reason she was so loved by so many. Kady put up a valiant struggle with her infirmary, and was an inspiration to everyone. Kady is the loving mother of Kathy and her husband Gordon McCormick of Calgary; and wonderful grandmother to Jeff and Tim of Calgary. She is also survived by her sister Peggy MacDonald of Windsor, Ontario; and several nieces, nephews and many very special friends. She was predeceased by her husband and soul-mate Fred in 1988. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, (610 - 2 Avenue N.E.), on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent James O.M.I., Celebrant. Special thanks to Dr. D. Ross MacDonald, social worker Peter Massier, and the wonderful staff at the Cross Bow Auxiliary Hospital, who were warm and caring to both Kady and her family. She truly loved you all. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Kady Basson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (7/13/97).
BAUER - Anna Bauer, beloved wife of the late George Bauer, passed away suddenly but peacefully in her sleep on June 3, 1997 at the age of 91 years. Anna was born April 12, 1906 at Claresholm, Alberta. Anna and George were married in Claresholm on December 19, 1928 where they resided on a farm in the area until George's death in 1988. Anna's family was of such importance to her and she especially took great joy in being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anna was also a faithful member of the Lutheran Church throughout her life. Anna remained on the farm for three years, then moved to the Porcupine Hills Lodge, Claresholm in 1991 where she remained until her passing. Anna is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin (Hilda) of Bow Island, Don (Betty) of Claresholm; one daughter Marjorie (Jack) Derochie of Claresholm; nine grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was also predeceased by a daughter Violet, and three brothers and three sisters. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME, Claresholm, this evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, Claresholm, Friday, June 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Barrett Scheske officiating. Interment will follow in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. If friends or family so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 1059, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212, Claresholm. (6/5/97)
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 (12/29/97).
BAUMANN - Willi Otto passed away at the Bowcrest Nursing Home on June 12, 1997 at the age of 89 years after a long illness. Mr. Baumann is survived by his loving wife of sixty-seven years, Gertrude; by their son Egon and wife Lieselotte; his grandson Terry, wife Linda and their children, Katie and Christopher, all of Nelson, BC; his granddaughter Ramona of Calgary; a brother Heinrich Baumann of Stuttgart, Germany; and many other family and friends in Germany, Edmonton and Calgary. Mr. Baumann emigrated from Germany in 1951 and practiced his toolmaker trade until his retirement in 1975. He will be very much missed. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (6/15/97).
BAUMBACH - Mrs. Linda Louise Baumbach (nee Case), beloved wife of Mr. Roger Baumbach of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on October 15, 1997, at the age of 50 years. Funeral Services will be held at Odgen United Church (7401 - 23 Street S.E.), today, October 18, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Susan Wilkinson Mattick L.M. officiating. A Private Family Graveside Service at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 106, 223 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G9 and to Ogden United Church, 7401 - 23 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2C 0X8. In living memory of Linda Baumbach, 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 (10/18/97).
BAUTISTA - Magdalena Bautista (nee Landa) passed away at age 74, on November 22, 1997. She is survived by her loving husband Teodoro; her sons, Lito (Lynda), Tony (Myrna), Alex, Benjamin (Ceres), Augusto, and Jamie (Ochie), (her son Oscar predeceased her); her daughters, Veronica (Rolly) and Aida (Lito); her sister Idad of the Philippines; her cousin Severo Derige (and his family) of Toronto; as well her twenty-one grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 1997 at Pierson's Funeral Homes, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. Memorial Services will be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 5552 Madigan Drive N.E. on Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 17 Avenue S.E. and Garden Road.(11/25/97).
BAXTER - Elmina Ruth Baxter passed away on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital, her home for the last three years, under the care of the loving staff on the Second Floor, for which the family will be forever grateful. "Mina" was always active in community affairs, serving on the Board of the Knox United Church Women and the Women's Canadian Club, and in a volunteer capacity with the Canadian Red Cross, The Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels. She also enjoyed curling and bowling as a member of the Glencoe Club for many years. Born on September 27, 1901 in Rosenfield, Manitoba, she was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1958, also a brother Carl, and a sister Vera Schopp. She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy and her husband George Morrison, and Ann and her husband Bill Dalgleish; her good friend Joe Korczynski; and her kind and faithful caregiver Dixie Visser. Also survived by five grandchildren, Ann and her husband George Palmer, Scott and his wife Kandice, Nancy and her husband Douglas Colborne, Wendy Morrison, Joe and his wife Sarah; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Jeff and Kristie Moore, Lindsay and Keltie Morrison, and Stephen, Tom and Gregg Colborne. Mina is also survived by two sisters, Irene Hindson of Viscount, Saskatchewan, and Viola Walmsley of Penticton, B.C.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Schopp of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Mrs. Bessie Fulton in Scotland; and many nieces and nephews in both Canada and Scotland. A Memorial Service was held in the Chapel at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital, on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 with Rev. Bart Dailley and Rev. Arnie Chamberlain officiating. If desired, remembrances can be made in Mina's memory to the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital, 3504 - 29 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 2L3. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100 (6/20/97).
BAXTER - Rose Christina Baxter of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on October 7, 1997 at the age of 69 years. She was a native Calgarian and lived here all of her life. She is survived by her beloved husband Robert Randolf; and her two loving daughters, Judy and her husband Minoru Ueda, and Lynda and her husband Steve Conway; and her sister Jessie Laverick. A Memorial Service will be announced later. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Alberta, 808 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7N8. Phone: 207-5606 (10/9/97).
BAYNE - Mr. Thomas (Radar) Bayne of Calgary, Alberta passed away suddenly as the result of a motorcycling accident on October 15, 1997 at the age of 41 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.W. Simms of Rosedale United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Tom Bayne, 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 (10/18/97).