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FRANKLIN - Mr. John Henry Franklin, December 27, 1925 to December 28, 1997. It is withsadness that Kevin and Lorne Franklin announce the sudden passing of their father John. Johnwas predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1994. He will be greatly missed by Kevin and Laurel, Lorneand Shelley; his two grandchildren, Jamie and Tawnya; and his sister Bernice. John was one ofthe nicest persons you could ever hope to meet. Born in Calgary, he grew up during theDepression, served aboard Corvetts in the North Atlantic in World War II, became a respectedGeologist who helped open up oil fields across Western Canada in the 1950's, changed careers tobecome a superior teacher who loved and was loved by his "kids", and most recently waspassionately involved in politics. He was a great dad, husband, brother, grandfather and friend.At John's request their will be no Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favoriteschool would be most appreciated (12/31/97).
FRANSON - Florence Elizabeth Franson passed away at Agape Manor Hospice on November 12, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband Anton William Franson in 1980, she is survived by three sons, Gordon Franson of Calgary, Raymond Franson of Cranbrook, B.C., and Leonard Franson of Calgary; one daughter Rose-Helene Waugh of Williams Lake, B.C.; and five grandchildren, Heidi, Heather, Stephen, Michael and Karen; as well as three brothers, Harold Nicholson of Kelowna, Robert McCallum of Calgary and Thomas Nicholson of Australia. Born in Young, Saskatchewan in 1915 and raised in Saskatoon, Florence graduated as a Registered Nurse. After coming to Calgary, she worked at the Baker Sanatorium. Florence spent most of her life raising and caring for her family in the Capitol Hill area of Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., on Monday, November 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m., Pastor Ron Weatherington on behalf of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Cremation to follow at Calgary Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/14/97).
FRASER - Mr. Charles (Chuck) Fraser passed away suddenly at home on October 12, 1997 at the age of 26 years. He will be deeply missed by his beloved mother Debra Vokey; his father Gordon Greaves; brothers, Paul Vokey and Jason Repa; his paternal father Charles Fraser, and his wife Tina Fraser; his sisters, Tessa and Rhiannon; as well as by Lynn Costar; and his beloved daughter McKenzie. Chuck is also survived by his son Eric from B.C.; his grandmothers, Eileen Vokey, Shirley Vokey and Flora Fraser; his aunt Cindy Vokey; uncle Tom Campbell; cousins, Tara and Richard LaPlante and their son Brady; cousins, Brandi and Karl Stovel and their daughter Rhiannon; aunt Elizabeth Vokey (Auntie Cookie); uncle Vic and aunt Anita; and his cousin Peter Greaves. He is also survived by his great-aunt Nancy Fear, cousins, Ronnie and Ted Fear and family, all of England; his uncles, Lynn Fraser and Doug Fraser, and aunt Joyce, all of Winnipeg. "We'll miss your laughter We'll miss your smiling face Always willing to help Anytime, any place Hockey, football, baseball too, You loved them all And liked to bet on them too. We'll never forget you We'll hold you dear to our hearts Your life was too short But you were loved from the start." Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, October 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Lewry of Central United Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Chuck Fraser, 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 (10/18/97).
FRASER - Douglas Clayton Fraser passed away September 30, 1997 at the age of 40 years. Funeral announcements later by HERITAGE FAMILY SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/3/97).
FRASER - George Percy Fraser of Calgary, passed away December 1, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 90 years. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/2/97).
FRASER - Florence Alice Fraser. January 25, 1912 - November 13, 1997. Florence Fraser passed away at Jubilee Lodge after a lengthy battle with Parkinsons. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter Andrea and son-in-law Larry Villetard and grandsons, Travis and Ryan Villetard. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Winnifred and Jack Barr of Camrose; brother-in-law James (Esther) Bryson of Maidstone, Sask.; and many family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1990, her sister Doris Bryson and brother Lyall Marshall. A Memorial Service will be held at Howard & McBride Chapel of Chimes, 10179 - 108 Street, Edmonton, on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. A Private Interment will be held at Clearwater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Edmonton Unit, Centre 111, 11842 - 111 Avenue N.W., Edmonton, Alberta T2G 9Z9 or to the Parkinson's Society of Alberta, Edmonton General R-Wing, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L4. HOWARD & McBRIDE CHAPEL of CHIMES. Telephone: 1-403-422-1141 (11/16/97).
FRASER - Hazel (nee Hawkes) died suddenly, aged 79, in New Glasgow, N.S. She was born of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Hawkes in Calgary. She leaves to grieve, her daughter Rosemary Pacquette (Glen), and grandchildren, Jeff and Nicole at 269 Mitchell St., New Glasgow, N.S., B2H 1G6. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Stuart in October 1989 and her brother Paul on October 8, 1997. She is survived by brothers, Murray (Marg) and Doug (Dorothy); several cousins, nieces and nephews. She worked in Calgary for The Calgary Herald, and Imperial Oil Refinery before moving east to Toronto and eventually New Glasgow, where she will be missed by many friends and relatives. The family suggest any memorial be made to your local Alzheimer Society (11/1/97).
FRASER - Lily Carmen Fraser (nee Pinkney) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her home and went to be with our Lord on June 19, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Born in Montreal, Lily has been a resident of Calgary for twenty-one years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Betty Ann Fraser of Ville La Salle, Quebec; and daughter Earlana Fraser of Calgary; as well as grandchildren, Laura and Mac Von of Calgary, Tammy and Robert Bordt of Aldergrove, B.C., Jason Macdonald of Calgary, Rona Fraser of Montreal, and Ronald and Christine Fraser of Montreal; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Fraser of Montreal, Bradley Macoy of Calgary, and Alexandria Bordt of Aldergrove, B.C. Lily was predeceased by her husband Earl R.J. Fraser. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, June 24, 1997 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Henry Schorr officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mustard Seed StreetMinistry, 521 - 13 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1C2. In living memory of Lily Fraser, 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 (6/24/97).
FRASER - Margo (Ann Margaret) of Whistler, British Columbia. Born April 16, 1964, died on May 30, 1997 after a two year struggle with lymphoma, at her parents' home in Edmonton, Alberta. Deeply missed by her parents, Judith and Rod; her brother Rob; family, friends and Rocket, her Afghan. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 7 in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship in her name is being established at the University of Alberta for students studying music or environment and conservation sciences. For those wishing, donations can be sent to: Office of the President, c/o the University of Alberta (6/12/97).
FRASER - Marion (May) Fraser, 109 years, passed away peacefully, June 21, 1997. Predeceased by her husband William of fifty-one years, in Calgary in 1965. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Nan Smallwood (Frank), Edmonton; two granddaughters, Gail Fletcher (Douglas), Grande Prairie, Sharon Smith, St. Albert; three great-grandsons, Chad, Kris, Brett; three nieces, Louise Scott, Edmonton, Margaret Anderson, Niagara Falls, May Ward, Glasgow, Scotland and Buffy, her faithful pal. A resident of Calgary for sixty-one years, she was very active in Knox and Central United Churches. In 1979 she moved to Edmonton to be closer to her family, living in her own apartment until age 99. The family are very appreciative of the loving care she received from the staff at Grandview Extended Care over the past five years and from her physician Dr. Chris Lord. Memorial Service to be held at Trinity United Church, 8810 Meadowlark Road, Edmonton, Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m. Margaret Heatherington officiating. Cremation has taken place. If friends so wish, memorial donations may be made to Capital Care Grandview, 6215 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB. T6H 3V1. HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN CHAPEL, EDMONTON. Telephone: 1-403-484-5500 (6/25/97).
FRASER - William (Bill) James Fraser passed away suddenly at home in the early morning of June 11, 1997. Born in Coleman , AB on June 9, 1937, he leaves behind his beloved wife Myrna and his two sons David (Kim) and Christopher (Maryann Elkin); his mother Mary; his sister Patricia Atkinson; his mother-in-law Nora Haslam; his brother-in-law Ross (Dawna) Haslam; his sisters-in-law Donna (Doug) Highfield and Lynda (Brian) Pendle and 8 nephews and 8 nieces. Bill was a loyal employee of Greyhound Lines of Canada for 32 years. During that time he worked in various departments and gained many friends Travelling was one of his true loves and in addition to the pleasure he received serving the public, he also gained great joy in travelling across the country and continent with his family. He was a fan and supporter of various local sports and in the past had volunteered as a member of the Triwood Community Association and as a Little League umpire. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to S.T.A.R.S.. The time and location of memorial services will be announced latter (6/16/97).
FRAYN - Alfred Gordon, passed away June 18, 1997 at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Limited". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/20/97).
FRAYNE - George Arthur Frayne, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of fifty-five years of Doris Marie Frayne (nee Ritchie), died peacefully at the age of 85 on Saturday, June 28, 1997 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. George was the beloved father of Dennis George (Dianne) Frayne and their son Michael, all of Calgary. Cremation at MARTIN BROS. Chapel Of Peace Crematorium. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, July 4, 1997 in St. Mary's Anglican Church, 541 - 12 Street "C" North with the Reverend Brian Wiig officiating. Burial of ashes to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Family Plot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your own choice. MARTIN BROS. FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Telephone: 1-403-328-2361 (7/3/97).
FREEMAN - Orval Albert, beloved husband of Mrs. Annabel Freeman of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on September 4, 1997, at the age of 78 years. He is the loving father of son Brian (Florence), daughter Carol (Rick), both of Calgary. Orval is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, all of Ontario, and by his nephew Jim Vomastic. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, September 8, 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 (9/6/97).
FRENCH - Mary Mae nee Shilmar (Schilmar) passed away peacefully on September 7, 1997 at the Pincher Creek Hospital. Memorial gathering on September 11 at 2:00 p.m., at Holy Trinity Family Center, 1514 - 44 Street S.E., Calgary. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mid River Fire Department, Box 40, Glenwood, AB T0K 2R0 for purchase of an Automatic Heart Defibrillator in her memory (9/10/97).
FUCHS - Robert Carl (Bob). On December 20, 1997, Robert Carl (Bob) Fuchs of Chestermere, Alberta passed away at the age of 57 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Millie of Chestermere, Alberta; a sister Jean (Kirby) Eastwood of Edmonton; four nieces, Shelley, Desiree, Debbie and Darlene; three nephews, Michael, Troy and Brett; his extended family, Andy (Brenda) Bilon, Mary (Gary) Hewitt and Jenny (John) Phillips; also many cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry in 1987 and Johanna in 1994, also one brother Ted in 1971. Prayers will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6770 - 129 Avenue, Edmonton on Friday, December 26, 1997, at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Anthony Gonsalves, OFM will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton T5M 0H9 or the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 9707 - 110 Street, Edmonton T5K 2L9. THE FLORAL CHAPELS, CONNELLY-McKINLEY LTD., 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-422-2222 (12/23/97).
FUGE - Nan Fuge passed away at the Foothills Hospital on December 24, 1997 at the age of 75 years, beloved wife of Ray Fuge and dear mother of Ian Fuge, Neil Fuge and Alison (Roger) Smith. Nan is also survived by her grandchildren, Vanessa, Jennifer, Heather and Taylor; three great-grandchildren Travis, Bobbie and Cassie; sister Betty MacKenzie; brother Ian (Jean) Bennie; and her dear aunt Jean Bennie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Nan was taken suddenly and will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Sunday, December 28, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow at Leyden's "Bow Valley Crematorium". In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E. Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. As a tribute to Nan, Leyden's Funeral Home will make a donation to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/27/97).
FUJINO - Koma Fujino (Uno) passed away on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the Forest Grove Care Centre. She was born April 24, 1912 in Shiga-Ken Prefecture, Japan. She married Shohichi Fujino on February 21, 1936, and then immigrated to New Westminster, B.C. In 1942 she relocated with her family to southern Alberta (Hillsprings, Raymond, Coaldale, Broxburn and Lethbridge). Koma was predeceased by her husband, Shohichi, on August 13, 1994, and is survived by her son Jack (Mitsi) of Edmonton; daughter Alice (Jim) Tateishi of Kamloops; and sons, Ross and Bob (Beverly) of Calgary. As well as six grandchildren, Jared, Mitchell, Michael, Daryl, Rhonda and Jennifer. A Private Family Committal Service will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, today, June 16, 1997. Cremation will follow. Funeral Services will be held at the Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Church on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. with Reverends, M. Nishiaki, M. Hayashi, Y. Kawamura, and L. Kawamura officiating. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/17/97).
FULE - Mr. Joseph "Joe" Fule of Canmore, Alberta, passed away suddenly on July 1, 1997 at his home, at the age of 74 years. Joe is survived by two sons, Gary (Colleen) Fule of Vancouver, B.C., and Pat (Debbie) Fule of Strathmore, Alberta; two grandchildren, Brennen and Breanne. Joe was an honest, hard-working man who had friendships that spanned all generations. He was incredibly warm and generous in all his dealings. Family and friends were always welcome in his home and he loved them all. It was his family that he really loved, including his sons' families, and grandchildren. He also was devoted to the Grabar family in Calgary as if it was his own. Joe's passion was fishing in the mountains with his friends. It gave him a great sense of joy and freedom to live in the mountains and he never wanted to leave them for very long. He could also be found at his favorite haunt "The Drake" and had friends of all ages there. Joe set an example in all aspects of his life and he will be deeply missed. We are grateful we all got a chance to share our lives with him. Joe was predeceased by his wife Mary on September 4, 1985. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 3Y6. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 810 - 7 Street, Canmore, Alberta on Friday, July 4, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., with the Reverend Jacques Joly, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Canmore Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of CANMORE FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-403-678-9509 (7/4/97).
FULLER - Charlene Mary Fuller (nee Hillebrecht), beloved wife of Robert A. (Bob) Fuller ofCalgary, passed away at home on December 15, 1997 with her family at her side, after acourageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 54 years. Charlene was born onJanuary 28, 1943 at the Calgary General Hospital and lived all of her life in Calgary. Herearly education started at McDougall School in downtown Calgary where she lived untilmoving to the Richmond Park area. She continued her junior and senior high schooleducation at Viscount Bennett. During her school years, Charlene was active in Knox UnitedChurch youth groups and Job's Daughters, serving as Honored Queen of Bethel No. 12 in1961. After completing a business course at Mount Royal College, she worked at CFACRadio in the accounting department prior to and after her marriage to Bob on November16, 1963 until their first son Brad was born on December 9, 1964. While raising their twosons, Brad and Kevin, born on September 27, 1967, Charlene worked part-time for CenturyCalgary on the city's 1975 Centennial and at P. Lawson Travel. More recently she worked atParlee McLaws Law Firm. As part of her love for Calgary and involvement with people,Charlene volunteered for the Varsity Community where the family has lived since 1966.Charlene was a strong community and school supporter involved in her sons' sports andScout Canada activities. She volunteered with Calgary Centennial in 1974-1975, the CalgaryWinter Olympics in 1988, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and the Foothills HospitalAuxiliary. Charlene spent endless hours caring for her mother for some twenty years andalso caring for other extended family members. She followed in her mother's footsteps asa member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She served asWorthy Matron of Bow Valley Chapter No. 5 of the Eastern Star in 1993 and continued heractive interest and involvement thereafter. Charlene had a strong love and caring forpeople and as a result has maintained countless close friendships throughout her life,sharing many memorable occasions, including vacations with friends, preferably to warmclimates. She was an avid collector of what Bob frequently referred to as "herstuff" and spent many enjoyable times browsing craft fairs, antique shops andshopping. Their home is a reflection of the many interests she had. Besides her lovinghusband Bob, Charlene is survived by their loving sons, of whom she was very proud, Bradof Whistler, B.C., and Kevin of Vancouver, B.C.; two maternal aunts, Mabel Stier of HighRiver, and Frances Mallinger of Calgary; as well as other relatives and many close friends.Charlene was predeceased by her parents, Charles F. Hillebrecht in 1955 and Evelyn M.Hillebrecht (nee Mallinger) in 1991. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS &HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), onThursday, December 18, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may bemade directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G1A2 or to a charity of the donor's choice. The family especially wishes to thank Fern andCarol with Home Care and Betty and Anne with We Care for the special care andcompassion they showed to Charlene and her family, which allowed her to be at homeduring her last days. In living memory of Charlene Fuller, a tree will be planted at FishCreek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES"Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone:403-241-0044 (12/17/97).
FULLER - John C.J. Fuller passed away peacefully at Southwood Nursing Home on June 11, 1997 at the age of 91 years. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Louise in July of 1983. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Oliver, John Michael and his wife Gisela; seven grandchildren, Sandra Louise and her husband Dan Higdon, Robert Oliver, Jr. and his wife Sheri, Michelle and her husband Rob Janousek, Kristian John and his wife Avryll, Sharon Elaine, Trat and Heidi; as well as seven great-grandchildren. John C.J. Fuller was born in Belmont, Massachusetts, on March 27, 1906 and moved to Calgary in 1951 to work in the oil and gas industry and has lived here ever since. He became a Canadian citizen in 1960 and was proud to have contributed to the development of Canada's resources. A celebration of John C.J. Fuller's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, June 20, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to "Staff Funds Account", Southwood Nursing Home, 211 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1M9. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (6/19/97).