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IFFRIG - Jean-Pierre Iffrig, of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on November 25, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Born in Mulhouse, Alsace, France, Jean-Pierre was raised and started his career in the hotel industry, first in Strasbourg, then in Paris. He met his wife-to-be, Frances Hall in his family's hotel in Paris. He immigrated to Montreal and was married there in 1948. Jean-Pierre worked for Cara Food Services, then managed food services for Air Canada at the Dorval, P.Q. base until his retirement in 1973. After his retirement he was a tireless volunteer in soup kitchens and food banks, first in Ottawa and subsequently in Calgary. He was an active member of St. George's Anglican Church in Ottawa before moving to Calgary in 1988. Here in Calgary, he became part of the faith community at St. Stephen's Anglican Church. Jean-Pierre is survived by his three children, Andree Iffrig and her husband Eric Allen of Calgary, Catherine Leroux of Ottawa, and Michael Iffrig of Toronto and companion Kathy LeRoux of Montreal; as well as four grandchildren, Alexander and Michael Leroux of Ottawa, and Heather and James Allen of Calgary. He is also survived by niece Bilkees Latif of Hyderabad, India; nephew Adil Yar Khan of London, UK; seven grandnephews and nieces, and seven great-grandnephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Francis Hall. Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church (1121 - 14 Avenue S.W.) today, November 28, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn From The Cold (hostel program for homeless people) c/o St. Stephen's Anglican Church. In living memory of Jean-Pierre Iffrig, 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(11/28/97).
ILES - Ernest, passed away at the age of 74 years at the Rockyview Hospital, October 11, 1997. Memorial Service will be held at Full Gospel Church, 917 - 14 Avenue S.W., at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 1997. All friends are welcome to attend (10/18/97).
INGEBERG - Edith Lillian Mae Ingeberg, beloved wife of Albert Ingeberg, both of Duchess, Alberta, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 1997 at the age of 69 years. She also leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Tom (Elaine) Ingeberg of Langley, B.C., Allan Ingeberg of Calgary, Alberta, Christopher (Cheryl) Ingeberg of Regina, Saskatchewan; two daughters, Fay Henrickson of Edmonton, Alberta, Debra (Dr. Frank) Kautzmann III of Houston, Texas; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hughes. Cremation has taken place at the Medicine Hat Crematorium. The Memorial Service will be held in the Duchess Mennonite Church, 204 - 3 Street East, Duchess, Alberta, on Monday, July 21, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Charles Ramer officiating. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 631 Prospect Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, T1A 4C2. Arrangements are by the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 540 South Railway Street S.E., Medicine Hat, T1A 2V6. Please call 1-403-526-2214 for further information (7/19/97).
INGRAM - Mr. David Edward Ingram, beloved husband of Mrs. Aileen Ingram of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his residence on June 16, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Dave was born on April 26, 1925 in London, England and came to Canada in 1954. He was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union Local 362 and retired from Kingsway Freight Lines after many years of service. Besides his loving wife Aileen, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, David of Calgary, Michael and Monica of Edmonton; five daughters, Lynn of Belize, Deb, Kelly, Michele and Tammy, all of Calgary; and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Peggy Turnbull and a brother Dennis Ingram, both of England. In living memory of Dave Ingram, 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 (6/18/97).
INVERARITY - Helen Maxine Lorraine Inverarity passed away at the Foothills Hospital early on Monday, October 27, 1997 at the age of 78 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Lynne (Harry) Willner, granddaughter Shelley (Jason) Clouston and great-grandson Kaden, and grandson Dwayne Willner, all of Indus; sisters and brothers, Charlotte (Bob) Johnston, Marg Ainsley, Bob (Grace) Nelson, Laura (Cal) Huggard, and Ray (Merrill) Nelson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband Joe in 1972, her sister and two brothers-in-law, June and Tony North and Ralph Ainsley. A Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from the North Hill Shopping Centre), on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, a donation in Helen's memory may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (10/28/97).
IRONSIDE - Norman Dafoe Ironside, of Brandon, MB, passed away at the Brandon General Hospital on Sunday, June 15, 1997. He leaves to mourn, his wife June; daughter Cheryl (Ed); son Donald; three grandchildren; and his brother Jack (Irene). As was Norman's request, no Service will be held. If friends so wish, donations, in memory of Norman, may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements are with BROCKIE DONOVAN, 332 - 8 Street, Brandon, MB (6/18/97).
IRVINE - Mr. John T. (Jack) Irvine of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on July 1, 1997, at the age of 75 years. Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife Morag, on April 21, 1996. He will be forever loved and missed by his daughter Alison of Calgary; son James of Edmonton, and his partner Stephen Heatley; son John of Calgary and his wife Janice; son Robert of Halfmoon Bay, BC; and his granddaughter Sarah of Calgary. Jack also leaves one sister Mary Norton of Hamilton and her husband Bert; one brother-in-law Armstrong MacCrimmon of Calgary, and his wife Constance; two sisters-in-law, Muriel Irvine of Toronto, and Alison MacCrimmon of Toronto and her partner Jean Morrison; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother James C. Irvine. Born in Schreiber, ON, on July 25, 1921, to Charles and Edith Irvine, Jack served overseas with the R.C.A.F. during the Second World War. He worked for Canadian Pacific Railways and Canadian Pacific Airlines before joining General Motors of Canada in 1955. Jack's career with G.M. spanned thirty rewarding years, and saw him make numerous friends in communities across Canada before his retirement to Calgary and Invermere in 1985. Jack was proud to conclude his career by serving as Commissioner of the General Motors pavilion at Expo '86 in Vancouver. Jack was a most warm, genuine and generous man, who never forgot a name nor failed a friend. A wonderful father and grandfather and a true gentleman, he will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. Jack's children wish to express our love and gratitude to Armstrong and Constance MacCrimmon, who shared their home with Dad during his illness, and we especially thank Connie for all her loving care and devotion. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary), on Monday July 7, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lionel Bouvier (retired) officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends wish, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2 and/or Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2, and/or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Jack Irvine, 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 (7/3/97).
IRVIN - Mr. Thomas L. Irvin, beloved son of Shirley and father of Christopher of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his residence on September 15, 1997 at the age of 43 years. Tom was born on May 14, 1954 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing, hunting and horseback riding. Tom was a devoted father who was actively involved with Chris' activities as a soccer coach and a cub leader. He was a small business owner who will be sadly missed. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Paula Irvin of Sherwood Park; a niece Donica; nephew Sean; and Christopher's mother Reta. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Louis Thomas Irvin, September 1, 1993. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, September 18, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. John E. Griffith of St. David's United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Huntington Hills Boy Scouts of Canada, c/o Scouts Canada, 2140 Brownsea Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 3G9. In living memory of Thomas Irvin, 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 (9/18/97).
ISHAK - Fraidoon (Fred) Ishak, beloved husband of Lucy Ishak of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Thursday, October 23, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Fred was born Saturday, February 25, 1922 in Karmanshah, Iran. He was an Assyrian, born in Iran, lived most of his life in Iraq and immigrated to Canada in 1977. Fred was a wonderful husband, father and papa. He was friendly and compassionate, always willing to help those who needed him. An avid sports fan, Fred was a popular soccer player in his time. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Fred and Lucy were looking forward to celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on November 29. Besides his loving wife, Fred is survived by his three sons and three daughters-in-law, Serkes and Isabel Ibrahim of Brampton, ON, Zaia Abraham and Romy Tittel of Calgary, and Francis and Brenda Ishak of Calgary; his daughter Bernadette Ibrahim of Calgary; as well as three grandchildren, Daniel, Justin and Rebecca Ishak. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.), Monday, October 27, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. Special thanks to Dr. Cole, Dr. Morrison, Dr. Wong, and Dr. MacColl. The family would also like to express their gratitude to nurses, Mary, Elsie, Judy and Donna, and other nursing staff of Unit 72 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their care of Fred. In living memory of Fraidoon, 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 (10/26/97).
ISAAC - Sylvia May Isaac (nee Short) of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on October 17, 1997 at the age of 85 years. Sylvia was born in England and moved to Canada with her family at an early age settling in the Nose Creek area. In 1938 she married Peter and they resided in Calgary until 1971 at which time they retired to Kelowna, British Columbia. They returned to Calgary in 1992. She will be remembered for her passion of garage sales. Sylvia is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerry and Myrna; a daughter Kay, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Leslie of Calgary, Lorna and her husband Ed McCartney of Slave Lake, Alberta, Robert and Mary, both of Calgary; as well as seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Cassady of Calgary, and Mabel Ericson of Whiterock, British Columbia. Sylvia is predeceased by her husband Peter in 1994. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, October 22, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service at Queen's Park Cemetery. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Level 7 at the Bethany Care Centre for the exceptional care that was given. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Center, (916 - 18A Street N.W., T2N 1C6). In living memory of Sylvia Isaac, 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 (10/20/97).
ITO - Masao, aged 77 years, of Calgary, passed away November 24, 1997, beloved father and father-in-law of Lorraine Morrison, Orillia, Ontario, Joni and Michael Pleau, Calgary. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Morrison, Kelly and Whitney Pleau; three brothers, Iwao Ito, Japan, Shoji Ito, Toronto, Ontario, Kiyoshi Ito, Mississauga, Ontario; two sisters, Terry Hori, Mississauga, Ontario, Midori Cupp, Florida. He was predeceased by his wife Michiko on November 24, 1993. Born in Vancouver, B.C., where he resided until World War II then moved to Eastern Canada where he was married, residing at Hamilton, then Toronto, retiring to Orillia, Ontario, then moved to Calgary in 1986. He was a member of the Calgary Japanese United Church and the Japanese Seniors (Kotobuki). Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Minoru Takada officiating. Inurnment to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Kotobuki Society. As a tribute to Masao, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to Calgary Kotobuki Society. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.246373(11/26/97).
IVERACH - Olive Forsyth Iverach (Ellis) passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at the age of 67 years, following a brief illness. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend Garth of forty-one years of Calgary; as well as two daughters, Pat Iverach and son Myles, and Lisa (David) Coward and children, Douglas and Jamie, all of Sherwood Park, Alberta. Olive will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Friday, December 19, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery, family plot. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, a donation in Olive's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements in are of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/18/97).
IVERSON - Albert Norman Iverson passed away June 23, 1997 at the Bethany Care Centre at 83. Survived by wife Vera; one son and two daughters, and three grandchildren (6/25/97).