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1997: Deaths - DeDE DOMINICIS - Mr. Giovanni De Dominicis, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria De Dominicis of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on July 19, 1997 after a brief illness, at the age of 91 years. Giovanni was born September 20, 1905 in Teramo, Italy. In 1958 he moved to Calgary. Giovanni was married to his wife Maria for fifty-nine years. He was involved in the construction industry until his retirement, at the age of seventy-two years. Giovanni enjoyed family gatherings and friendships made throughout his years and gardening. The door was always open for family and friends coming by to share his hospitality and will be remembered for his good sense of humor. Besides his loving wife, Giovanni is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Omerino and Willy; a daughter and son-in-law, Rina and Carmelo Minutoli, all of Calgary; six grandchildren, John, Robert, Nerissa, Antonia, Maria and Orazio; and four great-grandchildren, Isabella, Terra, Megan and Rachel. He is also survived by numerous family members in Italy. He was predeceased by his parents, Vincenzo and Maria, his brother Giacomo and step sister Elisa. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian & English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.), today, July 22, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Carmelo Hernandez, C.S., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Giovanni De Dominicis, 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 (7/22/97).
DE NANCREDE - Mr. Charles Staples Guerard "Gerry" de Nancrede of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice, Calgary on November 6, 1997 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Jill (David) Nelson and Lisa Guerard de Nancrede, both of Calgary; and grandson Benjamin. "Gerry" is also survived by his sisters Suzanne Bell and Cynthia Davis, both of Calgary and Katherine McMahon of Vancouver, British Columbia. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara, parents, Chester and Pauline, brother Otis, and granddaughter Hazel Ann, infant daughter of Jill and David Nelson. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, November 17, 1997 at St. Benedict's Anglican Church, High River at 11:00 a.m., the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Griffiths officiating. Cremation was in care of Parklawn Crematorium, High River. Flowers are gratefully declined, but those who wish may make memorial tributes in "Gerry's" name to either the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 or to St. Benedict's Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 602 - 3 Street S.W., High River, AB T1V 1B4. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222 (11/11/97).
DE NEVE - Anna Leonia, beloved wife of Maurice, passed away peacefully at her home on November 15, 1997. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of forty-nine years; and by her children, Clarence, Rita (Randy) Poluck, Anita (Colin) Cockerill, Denise and Cyriel; by four grandchildren, Diana (Tony) Zytko, Phillip (Fatima) Schaber, Kathy (Grant) Yourth, and Amanda Poluck; and by four great-grandchildren, Alex and Christopher Zytko, and Alyssa and Tyler Schaber; as well as her sister and brother-in-law, Proba and Andre De Neve; and many dear friends. Anna is also survived by an aunt and cousins in Canada and many relatives in Belgium. She was predeceased by her father Cyriel De Neve in 1959 and her mother Clara De Neve in 1985. Anna was born near Finnegan, Alberta in 1921. By 1932 she moved with her parents and sister from a farm in the Lyalta District into the Lyalta General Store. Soon, Anna was helping her parents look after the store and post office. In 1947, Anna and Maurice met in Belgium, married in 1948 and together returned to Canada, and made Calgary their home. For many years they owned and managed the Green Gardens Motel. Anna was an active member of Holy Trinity C.W.L. for more than forty years. She was also a C.W.L. past-president. Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation and a time of sharing on Monday, November 17, 1997 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road). Relatives and friends are also invited to Prayers at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 - 45 Street S.E.) on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ino Cambaling, Celebrant. If friends so desire, donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2). Arrangements and Cremation 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 (11/18/97).
DE ROSA - Armando Gualielmo De Rosa, beloved husband of Mrs. Antonia De Rosa of Calgary, passed away at his home on November 10, 1997 after battling with cancer of the liver, at the age of 70 years. Armando was born September 11, 1927 in Lanciano, Italy, immigrating to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1949, where he married Antonia, August 26, 1954. In 1960, Armando and his family returned to Italy and in 1966, immigrated to Canada. In Canada, Armando worked for Alpha Dairies until his retirement at age sixty-five. Good bye Dad. Besides his loving wife, Armando is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Norma De Rosa and Michael and Rachel De Rosa, all of Calgary; and a daughter Josephine De Rosa, also of Calgary; four grandchildren, Jason, Michelle, Robyn and Michela. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters, all of Italy; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law of Italy. Armando was predeceased by his father Francesco Paolo De Rosa, and his mother Giuseppina De Rosa. Funeral Services will be held at The Kingdom Hall Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses (2900 - 14 Avenue N.E.), on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. 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. In living memory of Armando De Rosa, 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 (11/11/97).
DE WAAL - Miss Johanna (Anne) de Waal of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on October 6, 1997 at theage of 83 years. A native Calgarian, Miss de Waal had lived here all of her life. She was a long-standing member of theC.W.L. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Miss de Waal managed the De Waal Apartment Building with herbrother Ted. She is survived by a brother and two sisters-in-law, Theodore and Eva, and Audrey; nephews and nieces, John,Mari Jo, Ted, Nicole and Marilyn; a great-nephew John Marcel, and a great-niece Allison, all of Calgary. She is also survivedby her cousins, Helen Groenen, Betty and Ernie Schultz, Audrey and Helmeth Cornils, Harry and Marylyn Van Ryzewyk andCon Klink; as well as numerous other relatives in Holland. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary and Theodore de Waal,and a brother John. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720Centre Street North), today, October 9, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual HelpCatholic Church (610 - 2 Avenue N.E.), on Friday, October 10, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. William H. Trienekens,Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly tothe Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. The family extend theirgratitude to the staff of Unit 54 at the Peter Lougheed Centre. In living memory of Johanna de Waal, a tree will be planted atFish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRESTREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (10/9/97).
DEAKIN - Mrs. Helen Irene Deakin passed away suddenly at the Southwood Nursing Home inCalgary on December 28, 1997 at the age of 87 years. She will be lovingly remembered by herson Doug (Helen) and family of Calgary; her daughter Gail Lonsberry (Donald) and family ofJasper and Kamloops; sister Kay McDonald of Victoria, B.C.; and younger brother HaroldStackhouse (Dorothy) of Edmonton. Born on June 18, 1910 on a homestead located near SouthCooking Lake, Alberta. Helen took her elementary education at the Ministik Lake School, whichstill exists, and her Commercial High at McDougall, the Edmonton school which the late PercyPage made famous through his coaching of girl's basketball. In addition to raising and ensuringthe best education available for her children, Helen pursued her love of bookkeeping, firstly atthe Farmer's Union of Alberta, in Edmonton, and following the family's move to Edson in 1954,with Pattinson Insurance Services in Edson, Alberta, until her retirement in 1975. For so manyyears as she was able, Helen's passion was the promotion of family unity and the hosting ofweekend get-togethers of family and friends at the Deakin residence in Edson. "Mom", you willalways be remembered for your bright cheerful smile and your warm hospitality; not to mention those great "care packages" we inevitably took home with us after each weekend. Helen waspredeceased by her husband Edward in March of 1980. Funeral Services for Helen Irene Deakinwill be held at the Foothills Chapel of the EDSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5040 - 6 Avenue,Edson on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Les Halliwell officiating andInterment will follow in the family plot, Glenwood Cemetery, Edson, Alberta. The family wishesto express special thanks to the caring staff at the Southwood Nursing Home, ResidenceAssociation. Any desired memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to theSouthwood Nursing Home, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1M9. EDSONFUNERAL HOME LTD. (Robert C. Joy, Director) entrusted with all arrangements. Telephone:1-800-238-3462; 1-403-723-3575 (12/31/97).
DEBSKI - Mrs. Irena Debski, beloved wife of Mr. Kazimierz Debski of Calgary, passed away at the Bow View Nursing Home on Saturday, July 5, 1997, after a long illness, surrounded by her family, at the age of 85 years. Besides her loving husband, Irena will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Tad Dabrowski; grandson Michael and his wife Louisette; and two great-granddaughters, Isabella and Sophie. She is also survived by friends and family in Poland, Canada and overseas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church, (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.), on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. 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 Irena Debski, 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 (7/7/97).
DEDERER - Mr. John Leonard Dederer of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Viola Dederer, passed away in Calgary after a brief illness on Friday, December 12, 1997 at the age of 75 years. He is the loving father of Denise (Tony) Cooke of Calgary, David (Delores) Dederer of Medicine Hat, Noreen (Tim) Leach of Medicine Hat, and Katherine (Robert) Bordas of Sherwood Park. John is survived by seven grandchildren, Graham Cooke, Janet Cooke, Jamie Leach, Julaine Leach, Dionne Bordas, Raylene Bordas, Hayley Bordas; three step-grandsons, Grant Lefler, Boyd Lefler, Trevor Lefler; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as a special caregiver Ida. He is also survived by two sisters, Esther McWilliams of Medicine Hat, and Hanna Rae of New Westminster. John was predeceased by his parents, Adolph and Wilhelmina, one sister Clara Gargett, and three brothers, Albert, Alex and Rennie. John was a Lance Corporal with an Infantry Unit during World War II. He worked in family businesses throughout most of his life. John was very involved with the Gas City Kiwanis Club as a Charter Member, and was later honored with lifetime membership. He will be remembered for his love of music and his dry sense of humour. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at COOK SOUTHLAND FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 one hour prior to the Service. The Funeral Service will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, No. 124, 403 - 6 Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, T1A 2S8 or The Salvation Army, 164 Stratton Way S.E., Medicine Hat, T1B 3R3. Arrangements in care of COOK SOUTHLAND FUNERAL CHAPEL, Medicine Hat. Phone: 403-527-6455 (12/15/97).
DEDHAR - Mrs. Noorbanu Dedhar passed away at the Foothills Hospital on November 28, 1997 at the age of 85 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre (4623 - 11 Street N.E.), on Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. In living memory of Noorbanu Dedhar, 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(11/29/97).
DEEPE - Ingeburg (Inge) Deepe of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on August 23, 1997, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Inge was born February 19, 1917 in Oldenburg, Germany and came to Canada in 1953. She had been a resident of Calgary since then and had worked for Dominion Bridge and then Honeywell. Inge was a kind, generous, warm- hearted person and was very fond of her dogs. She will be surely missed by her friends. A Private Service was held on September 15, 1997. Arrangements by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2V6. Phone: 403-276-2296 (9/17/97).
DEEPROSE - Geoffrey Arnold Deeprose went to the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, December 10, 1997. Geof was a pilot in the R.C.A.F. for four and a half years, and then continued in business until his retirement in 1984. He was a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Bethany Life Line. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Geof leaves to mourn, his loving wife of fifty-three years Betty; his daughter Leanne; his son Brian; and five wonderful grandchildren, Dan (Cindi), Michael (Kirsten), Kendra (Jerry), Leah and David; two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Joseph; three brothers, Dave (Dorthea), Don (Gladys), and Lins (Ruby); as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and his loving puppy Pokey. A Celebration of Geof's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with his grandson, Pastor Dan Thompson of World Wide Church of God officiating. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Rosedale Hospice. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A Street N.W. T2M 3J3. In living memory of Geoffrey Deeprose, 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 (12/14/97).
DEERING - Emma Luella, beloved wife of Mr. Reuben Deering of Airdrie, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on July 19, 1997, at the age of 70 years. Luella was born on August 21, 1926 at Ernestown, Ont. and moved to Medicine Hat in 1943 with Reuben and then to Calgary in 1954. Luella is survived by her three daughters, Genny (Larry) of Airdrie, Lorraine (Ron) and Brenda, all of Calgary; her three sons, Edmund (Launa), Gene (Charlotte), all of Calgary, and Dale (Marion) of Airdrie; thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and six sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Luella was predeceased by her parents, Edmund and Hilda Peters, and a sister Evelyn Garrah. Funeral Services will be held from the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road) at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be directed to the S.P.C.A. (1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6). 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 (7/21/97).
DeLEEUW - Albert DeLeeuw passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on December 21, 1997 atthe age of 73 years. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl DeLeeuw; two grandchildren, Josephand Jamie DeLeeuw of Calgary; brothers, Art (Elenor) of Drumheller, Ray (Violet) of Chase,B.C., Frank and Marcel (Alice) of Vernon, B.C., Fred of Enderby, B.C.; a sister Odel (Leroy)Ogi; sister-in-law Alvina DeLeeuw of Vernon, B.C.; and many nieces and nephews. He will besadly missed by his dearest friend and companion Margaret Kampel. He was predeceased by hisparents and a brother John. Albert was born in Kamloops, B.C. on January 26, 1924. He joinedthe P.P.C.L.I. in 1943, spending much of his military career overseas. After his discharge, hebecame a constable with the CPR Police in Calgary, retiring in 1984. Albert enjoyed theoutdoors, trapping, fishing and hunting. He was a member in good standing of the RoyalCanadian Legion for many years. He was an avid square dancer for fifteen years with theSwinging Singles and Single Eights clubs and will be remembered for his willingness to help thebeginner dancers as a "square angel", and as having travelled to many camp-outs andconventions all over Alberta, B.C., Alaska and the U.S. in his "big yellow school bus". AMemorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4Street N.W. on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPELFUNERAL HOMES, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/31/97).
DeMAERE - Mary Geraldine DeMaere (nee Hanrahan), aged 89 years, of Granum, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital in Claresholm on Monday, July 7, 1997. She is the beloved mother of Doral (Pearl) DeMaere of Calgary, Gerry (Ben) Bieche of Calgary and Larry (Joan) DeMaere of Granum. She will also be missed by her two sisters, Theresa Couillard of Bow Island and Stasia Newcomb of Sydney, B.C.; fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband August in 1969, her parents, Austin and Mary Hanrahan, her brothers, Joe, Jimmy, Roch and Walter, and her sister Gertrude Smith. Mary was born on May 2, 1908 in Lakefield, Ontario. She made her journey west to Fort Macleod with her parents at the age of ten. They settled on a farm south of town and later moved into Fort Macleod where she completed her high school. She attended Normal School in Calgary and became a teacher in 1925. She married August DeMaere in 1930. She briefly interrupted her teaching to raise a family, then continued to teach until retiring in 1973. She was a member of the St. Augustine Church, the C.W.L. and was a life member of the O.O.R.P. After her retirement, Mary loved to travel and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. The Funeral Service will be held in the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Fort Macleod, on Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. G. Peroni, O.M.I. officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery. A Prayer Service was held Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. at Eden's Funeral Chapel, Fort Macleod. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may donate to the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital, Box 700, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0. Funeral arrangements in the care of EDEN'S FUNERAL HOME, Fort Macleod. Telephone: 1-403-553-3772 (7/10/97).
DENBURY - Douglas George Edward Denbury, born in Calgary on August 20, 1920, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 19, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Margretha (Nell), whom he met and married while serving his country during World War II. He is also survived by his only son Leslie and his wife Karen, and grandsons, Matthew and Michael; his sisters, Betty Piedmont and Ruth (Jim) Quinn; his sister-in-law Ruth Denbury; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4N2 or the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B8. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/21/97).
DePASS - Doris DePass (nee Henderson) of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on Wednesday, November 26, 1997. She was born on August 15, 1907 in Oracabessa, Jamaica. She leaves behind Yolanda and Herbert Espeut of Margate, Florida, Neville and Julie DePass of Oakville, Ontario, Clive and Judy DePass of Quatsino, BC, Tony and Cecille DePass and Joan DePass of Calgary; her grandchildren, Susan, Stuart, Kevin, Mark and Ceri; great-grandchildren, Sara, Lindsay, Jordan, Danica and Scott; and her sister Faith Drysdale and family of Hamilton, Ont. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends in Calgary, Jamaica and overseas. A Prayer Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, December 1, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church (924 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, December 2, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Doris DePass, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575(11/30/97).
DESJARLAIS - Mrs. Esther Desjarlais passed away suddenly on September 3, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital. Esther was born on December 8, 1915 in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. Esther was predeceased by, and will be laid to rest beside, her beloved husband Mr. Ernest Desjarlais. Having the blessing of her life of eighty-one years and touching so many with her endless smile on life, she leaves to mourn her three children, Mrs. Frieda (Al) Suetta, Mrs. Gail Schutte and her late husband Dick, Mr. Ellery (Linda) Desjarlais; her three grandchildren, Michelle, Linda and Darcy; and her two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Kyle. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her only brother Mr. Cliff Swan of Regina, Sask. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, September 7, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. The family wish to invite family and friends to join in the celebration of her life at a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.), on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jesus Timajo, Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Section of Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (9/7/97).
DESJARLAIS - Mr. Joseph William Desjarlais, beloved husband of Louise Marie Desjarlais, passed away in Vancouver, B.C. at his residence on November 26, 1997 at the age of 57 years. Besides his wife, Joseph is survived by his children, Wilma, Albert, William, Tilley and Melissa, all of Calgary, and Melanie of Rocky Mountain House. He is also survived by his sisters, Katherine LaVallee of Vancouver, B.C. and Bertha Egerdeen of Olds, Alberta, Rose (Albert) Lemire and one brother Vern Pratt, all of Calgary. Joseph will be greatly missed by his eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Queen's Own Regiment of Victoria, B.C. for thirteen years. Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Julia Desjarlais, his sisters, Rita Giroux and Stella Cockriell. Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m (12/6/97).
DEVLIN - Helen Mary (nee Bekaert), passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on June 29, 1997 at the age of 82. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1972, and son Ronald in 1988. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Janet Hornsby (Don); her sisters, Suzanne Senden and Madeline Gibb of Winnipeg; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Major Shirley King, at the Salvation Army Senior Lodge, 3015 - 15 Avenue S.W., on Wednesday evening, July 2, at 7:00 p.m. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of Unit 59 at Rockyview Hospital for their tender devoted care and kindness (7/2/97).
deWITTE - Geerard (Gerry) deWitte, beloved husband of Mrs. Merina Merilyn deWitte of Calgary, passed away in Berlin, Germany as a result of complications to surgery following a jobsite accident on September 5, 1997 at the age of 50 years. Gerry was born August 2, 1947 in Barsingerhorn, North Holland, immigrating to Canada when he was five. He grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick, moving to Ontario and then to Calgary. He received his grade twelve equivalent and electronic training while serving in the Canadian Air Force. Gerry married Merina (nee Hack) on December 27, 1973. He worked in the seismic industry of the oil business for nearly twenty-five years, many of which were spent in Latin America. Gerry was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Besides his loving wife, Gerry is also survived by his father, Jan deWitte and his wife Shirley; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Emil and Brenda Jansen, Peter and Jane deWitte, Laurie K. Bourgeous; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice and Collis Batson, Nancy and Chester Tingley, and Katherine Savoie. He was predeceased by his mother Catharina deWitte van de Velde. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Central Seventh-day Adventist Church (1920 - 13 Avenue N.W.), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Roy Jamieson and Pastor Mel Djkowich officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Geerard deWitte, 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 (9/11/97).
DHINDSA - Mrs. Kirpal Kaur Dhindsa passed away in the Foothills Hospital on June 6, 1997 at the age of 66 years. She is survived by her loving children, Sukhwant Shergill, son-in-law Baldev Shergill, Sukhbir K. Dhindsa, Gurdeep and Preet Khaira, Romi and Vicky Dhalla. Kirpal is also survived by six grandchildren, Nimrat, Natasha, Harjyote, Maninder Pal, Arshdeep and Gursharan; her father Sardar Satgurdial Singh Bal; sisters, Balwant, Rajinder, Ranjeet and Perminder; her brother and sister-in-law, Inderjit and Melwinder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Arvinder, her mother Gulab Kaur and a sister Ravinder Kaur. Funeral Services will be held 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9 at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery). Funeral arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Limited". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/8/97).
DICK - The family of Marian Margaret Dick announces with sadness that she passed away peacefully on June 22, 1997, at the age of 82 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Joyce Davis; three grandchildren, James and his wife Juanita, Jennifer, all of Calgary, and Crispen of Bangkok, Thailand. Marian was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Calgary in 1981 where she spent many happy years with her family and new friends. She took an active role in the upbringing of her grandchildren, and was known as "Grandma" to all the children in her life. Marian was a true believer in living life to the fullest, always looking for a new challenge and a new adventure. She was actively involved with the Fish Creek Seniors, the Kerby Centre, and the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, especially the Holy Spirit Seniors. Following her own personal experience with cancer, Marian volunteered at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre with the Reach for Recovery Program for several years. The family wish to express their sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional care Marian received at the Mayfair Nursing Home. The kindness of the staff there will always be remembered. We would also like to thank Dr. J. Coppola for his patience, understanding, and his "above and beyond the call of duty" care during Marian's lengthy illness. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.) today, June 25, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.), on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. Graveside Service will follow in "Holy Family Catholic Cemetery" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Marian Dick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (6/25/97).
DICKAU - Kenneth Leslie, beloved husband of Irene, passed away at the Didsbury and District Health Care Centre on Monday, June 30, 1997 at the age of 67 years. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Evangelical Missionary Church (North) on Thursday, July 3, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Didsbury Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, Didsbury. Telephone: 1-403-335-4773 (7/2/97).
DICKIESON - Terry, beloved husband of Barbara (Bobbi), passed away following a courageous fight with leukemia, on October 25, 1997 at the age of 54 years. Besides his loving wife, Terry is survived by a daughter Kimberley Dickieson; a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Harvey Cunningham; a granddaughter Jordan, who was "the apple of his eye"; as well as his soon to be born second grandchild. Predeceased by his father Charles in 1982, he is also survived by his mother Mary Dickieson; and his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Neil Fimrite. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If desired, donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for Leukemia Research or to Terry's favourite, the Diabetes Association (Foothills). Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100 (10/28/97).
DILLON - Sister Kathleen Dillon (Sr. Euphrasia) FCJ died on December 9, 1997 at Sacred Heart Convent, Calgary. Born in Athlacca, Co. Limerick, Ireland, on January 12, 1907, Sr. Kathleen joined the FCJ's in 1923. She came to Canada in August 1930 and spent the rest of her active life in the service of the community and the boarders at Sacred Heart Convent. She endeared herself to all by her cheerful manner and her sense of humour. Sister retired from active duty in 1982 but continued her apostolate of prayer and assisting the older sisters. She celebrated seventy years of religious life in March 1996. Sr. Kathleen is survived by her sister, Sr. Lelia Dillon FCJ, Laurel Hill Convent, Limerick and other family members in Ireland, as well as by her religious community. Friends are invited to Prayers at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel (219 - 19 Avenue S.W.), on Sunday, December 14, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, (219 - 19 Avenue S.W.), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with The Rev. Rupert MacLellan presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In living memory of Sister Kathleen Dillon, 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 (12/13/97).
DINGMAN-MACHEN - Joan E. Dingman-Machen passed away peacefully at the Agape Manor Hospice on November 13, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Joan was born September 20, 1925, a true native Calgarian. Following her graduation from Western Canada High School she was employed with the Royal Bank of Canada where she spent over forty years. Joan married Ed Machen in October of 1983. They spent six wonderful years together travelling and generally having a ball. Ed passed away in 1989 leaving a large void in Joan's life but this did not keep her from being active in such things as the Calgary Winter Club and the African Violet Society. Joan loved her petit-point and also was a collector of owl figurines, which no one knows just how many she had. Also, Joan was an avid and accomplished Bridge player which she played right up to the end. All these memories and more will be remembered of Joan. We will all miss her. She is survived by brothers, Robert (Bob) Dingman and wife Gena of Wetaskiwin, John A. Dingman and wife Betty of Vancouver, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At Joan's request, no formal Services will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Agape Manor Hospice (1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8). As a tribute to Joan, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Agape Manor Hospice. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (11/17/97).
DINGWELL - Alphonsus (Andy) passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 14, 1997 at the age of 59 years. Leaving to mourn, is his wife Gloria; children, Kelly, Rodney and Teresa; and granddaughter Maggie; six sisters, five brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Andy served with the Canadian Armed Forces Armoured Corps for twenty-two years. After retirement, he continued his career with the Royal Bank of Canada. Andy's family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all those who supported him over the years. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Name Catholic Church, 2223 - 34 Street S.W., Calgary, AB at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 1997 with Rev. Stanislaw Lasko, SDS, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Andy's memory can be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 103, 723 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 2A4 and/or A.A.D.A.C. Seventh Floor, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3M9. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111 (9/18/97).
DIPPEL - Beverley Darlene (Luft) of Didsbury, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 1997 at the age of 54, after a courageous battle with cancer. She will forever be remembered and sadly missed by her husband Merle Dippel; daughters, Kelly (Dwain) Hicks, Karilyn (Dan) Northcott; grandsons, Michael and Colin Northcott; parents, Carl and Lily Luft of Didsbury; brother Gerry (Wyn) Luft; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A private family Interment will take place on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 prior to Memorial Services. Memorial Services will be held on December 16, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. from the Zion Evangelical Missionary Church (South), Didsbury with Pastor Henry Schorr, Pastor Richard Pahl and Reverend Sam Sherman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Didsbury, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-335-4773 (12/14/97).
DITCHFIELD - Eugenia Ditchfield, nee Topuschak, passed away peacefully at home on September 9, 1997 at the age of 60 years, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband William Ditchfield in 1979. She leaves behind three children, Traci Ward, David Ditchfield, and Zabrina Beer. She also leaves behind five beautiful grandchildren, Della, Edward, William, Meghan and Ashley; as well as four brothers, one sister and numerous other relatives. Many thanks to Pat and Claire. Your friendship meant so much to her. She is now peacefully with God and she will live in our hearts forever. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. John Bradley, Homecare nurse Donna, and caregiver Loretta. Your mixture of professionalism and sensitivity meant so much to both her and her family. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 5:00 p.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (9/12/97).