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1997: Deaths - Ma
MA - David Ma passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on July 20, 1997 at the age of 43 years. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (7/22/97).
MABIE - Frank W. of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Colonel Belcher on December 1, 1997 at the age of 86 years. Frank served overseas with the Calgary Highlanders from 1939 to 1945. As a young man, Frank worked at Ogden Shops, and also at the Currie Barracks and Colonel Belcher as a sign painter. Frank enjoyed gardening and creative arts. Dad will be dearly missed by his children, Phyllis, Don and his wife Wendy, and Tricia; grandchildren, Chad and Leah McPherson, and Chris Mabie. Frank will also be remembered by his many friends. He was predeceased by his wife Mollie, his son Stu, and his brothers, Jack and Roy. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel at the Colonel Belcher Hospital (1213 - 14 Street S.W.), on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. As a tribute to Frank, Leyden's will make a donation to the Calgary Poppy Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/4/97).
MACARTHUR - Allister MacArthur passed away tragically as the result of a motor vehicle accident on June 29, 1997. Al will be sadly missed by sisters and brothers, Marion (Earl), John (Jean), Linda (Al), Garfield and Alice; his aunt Margaret of Quebec; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother and one sister. Al will be sadly missed by many friends and associates and will always be remembered as the man who always had a smile and humorous comment to everyone. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Saturday, July 5, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. At Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel's" annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Allister. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (7/3/97).
MACDONALD - Mrs. Eleanor Janie MacDonald of Calgary, passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on July 20, 1997, at the age of 90 years. Janie was born January 4, 1907 in Nova Scotia. As a child she moved to Bankhead, Alberta, then to Bellevue and to Calgary in 1940. Janie is survived by a son Les, and a daughter Laura Smith, both of Calgary; two granddaughters, Dawn Cadeau and Kerry Dvorkin; and two great-grandsons, Travis Cadeau and Courtney Dvorkin. She was predeceased by her husband Eddy on June 23, 1990, and a son Donald Arthur in January, 1984. In living memory of Janie MacDonald, 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 (7/21/97).
MACDONALD - Margaret Anne, aged 85 years, passed away November 4, 1997, widow of the late Walter MacDonald. Mrs. MacDonald is survived by a brother Don (Pat) Davis, Calgary; a sister Marion (Doug) Begg, Parksville, B.C.; and numerous nephews and nieces. At Margaret's request no Service will be held. Cremation. If desired, donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements and Cremation care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/6/97).
MACDOWELL - O'Lena Andrea. On November 17, 1997, Mrs. O'Lena MacDowell of Westlock, passed away at the age of 91 years. She was born O'Lena Martinusen on October 1, 1906 in Airdrie, Alberta. She is survived by one son Gary James (Audrey) MacDowell of Willow River, B.C.; one daughter Linda (Romeo) Futoransky of Dapp; four grandchildren, Valerie Kerik of Calgary, Rick (Carey) Mueller of Westlock, Christopher Futoransky of Dapp, and Paula Futoransky of Westlock; one sister-in-law Gladys Martinusen of Cochrane; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jim MacDowell, one brother Milo Martinesun, three sisters, Frances Manning, Agnes Bowhay and Alice Anderson. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Westlock, with Pastor Rod McFarlane officiating. Interment of ashes to follow in the Dapp Cemetery. Donations gratefully accepted to the Westlock Healthcare Centre Equipment Fund c/o 10004 - 105 Street, Westlock, Alberta T7P 1V2. WESTLOCK FUNERAL HOME, Bob Jones and Dave Anderson, Funeral Directors. Telephone: 1-403-349-3474 (11/18/97).
MACFARLAN - Ann Cameron Macfarlan passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on July 12, 1997 at the age of 97 years. Ann was born on August 23, 1899 in Dumbarton, Scotland and moved to Calgary with her family in 1913, where she resided since then. Ann was above all a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be most sadly missed by her daughters, Jean and Christina; her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Robin and grandson Ward, all of Calgary; grandson Neil of Vancouver B.C.; and great-grandsons, Ian and Jeff of Mission, B.C. She is also survived by her sister Helen (Jim) Field; and nieces, Helen (Ed) Griedanus and Melva Hurcombe, all of Vancouver. Ann was predeceased by her husband Edward Parlan Macfarlan and her son Donald. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Lorraine Hartry officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Directors of Services. Phone: 228-4422 (7/14/97).
MACFARLAND - G.R. (Pat). On September 13, 1997, Mr. Pat Macfarland of Wetaskiwin passed away at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Anna; daughter Pat (Hugh) Barmby of Calgary; son Ross (Beverley) Macfarland of Edmonton; five grandchildren, Scott, Terry (Rod) Brooks, Dawn (Brent) Bullen, Kelly (David) Udy, Laurie Barmby; four great-grandchildren; brother John (Min) Macfarland of Bassano; sisters, Connie MacAdam of Richmond, B.C., Tannis (Bill) Betts of Edmonton. He was predeceased by his first wife Edith. Private Family Funeral Service will be held Wednesday. Interment Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be given to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation (10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9) or the Kidney Foundation of Canada - Edmonton Chapter (11574 - 149 Street, Edmonton, AB). BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., Wetaskiwin. Telephone: 1-403-352-2501 (9/16/97).
MACFARLANE - Melanie Dawn passed away September 9, 1997 at the age of 43. She was the loving daughter of Melvin R. MacFarlane and sister to Calvin D. MacFarlane (Patricia and Preston). Melanie was predeceased by her mother Dorothea and brother Dennis. She leaves to mourn, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Melanie had a lasting influence on so many students and staff during her twenty years with the Calgary Public School Board. Graduating from the University of Calgary she started teaching Physical Education for several years, and after completing her Master degree moved into Guidance. Her infectious spirit, patience and energy for her profession go unchallenged. She touched the hearts and minds of so many family, friends, students and colleagues. Her bright smile and kind gestures have generated warmth and friendship for so long. We will truly miss you Melanie, our thoughts will be with you always. Melanie's CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on September 13, 1997 at the Lakeview Community Association, 6110 - 34 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tributes to Melanie between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. A Melanie MacFarlane Memorial Award has been established at Bowness High School in her honor. We would be thankful if you wished to be a part of this memory in lieu of flowers. Please make your contributions to Bowness High School Attention: The Principal, 4627 - 77 Street N.W. T3B 2N6 (9/12/97).
MACHON - Olive Mabel is the loving mother of Jeanette (Gerry) Wright of California and John Machon (Cathy) of Calgary; as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Glenn McIntosh and Gordon McIntosh, both of Edmonton, AB. Olive was predeceased by her husband J.L. Machon and her son George Machon. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 3:00 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 (10/23/97).
MACHON - Olive Mabel is the loving mother of Jeanette (Gerry) Wright of California and John Machon (Cathy) of Calgary; as well as seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Glenn McIntosh and Gordon McIntosh, both of Edmonton, AB. Olive was predeceased by her husband J.L. Machon and her son George Machon. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 3:00 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 (10/24/97).
MACK - (nee Zimmerman). Mary of Calgary passed away at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on December 21, 1997 at the age of 90 years. She is the loving mother of six sons and four daughters. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, as well as many other family members. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Adam in 1992. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Sunday, December 28, 1997 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (640 - 19 Avenue N.W.) on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Irek Bem, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre (722 - 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6V7) or to a charity of the donor's choice. 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 (12/27/97).
MACKENZIE - Catherine. Born in Calgary, January 31, 1912, passed away June 22, 1997. Catherine (Kay) will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Survived by her loving family, sisters, Janet and Mina; and niece Roberta (Vancouver); nephew Stewart (Japan); brother-in-law Russell. Predeceased by sister Rachel (Calgary). Prior to her retirement Catherine was on the staff of the Calgary General Hospital. She was a lifetime active member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Committal will take place at Burnsland Cemetery Family Plot, Wednesday June 25 at 1:00 p.m. Celebration of Catherine's Life will take place at Knox Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. The Reverend M. Marpole will officiate at both Services. Our special thanks to the Reverend Marpole, members of Knox Congregation and Catherine's many friends, whose compassion, caring and support for her has touched our hearts. If one so desires, a donation may be made in her memory to Knox Presbyterian Church, 3704 - 37 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T3E 3C3 (Memorial Fund) (6/25/97).
MACKENZIE - Ruth Mackenzie of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on September 30, 1997, at the age of 99 years. She is survived by four children, two daughters, Margaret (Ross) Glass and Eileen (Ewan) Ferrier; two sons, Gordon (Ulla) Mackenzie and Bill (Rosalind) Mackenzie, all of Calgary; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Ruth was predeceased by her loving husband Thomas in May, 1997. She was born in Scotland on July 26, 1898 and was married to her husband Tom for sixty-nine years. Ruth and Tom enjoyed may years of hunting, fishing and outdoor activities in the West, with a special love for the mountains. Ruth was a loving wife, and mother, and will be sadly missed. She was an outgoing, caring person who touched everyone she met, "To know her was to love her". The family wish to thank Dr. G. Gould for his care and concern, as well as the staff of the Cedars Villa Nursing Home, and Unit 61 at the Foothills Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 - 37 Street S.W., Calgary) on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. D. Murdo Marple officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 kms East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (10/3/97).
MACLENNAN - (nee Baggott) Gladys Evelyn passed away on Monday, December 8, 1997 atthe Cedars Villa Nursing Home at the age of 100 years. "... she is clothed with strength anddignity, and she laughs at the days to come. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and on hertongue is kindly counsel ... Many are the women of proven worth but you have excelled themall ... Give her a reward of her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates."Proverbs 31:10... Gladys was born in Birmingham, England and came to Canada at the age offourteen years with her family. Work as a domestic helper and switchboard operatorformed her career. She married Alfred MacLennan in 1924 and raised seven daughters anda son. During their married years, they lived in Moose Jaw, Boston, Cape Breton Island andCalgary. She was a charter member of Renfrew United Church and a life member of TheUnited Church Women. Her husband, Alfred, passed away in 1971, and a daughter, JeanMcQuitty, in 1992. In Calgary, she leaves to mourn her passing, five daughters, LilaHeward, Mona Thomas (Ray), Lois MacArthur (Don), Lorraine Waslenchuk (Art), VeraBeattie; and one son David MacLennan (Heather); and son-in-law Al McQuitty. A sixthdaughter, Rebecca MacLeod, resides in Moncton, N.B. Twenty-one grandchildren,thirty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren will cherish hermemory. Very special thanks to the staff at Cedars Villa for their care and concern, andmay God bless you all. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 at10:30 a.m. Memorial Services will be held at Woodcliff United Church, (5010 Spruce DriveS.W.), on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Mutlow officiating.If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor'schoice. As a tribute to Gladys, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES will make a donation to theAlberta Children's Hospital. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD."Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422.
MACLENNAN - Lilian Marguerite (nee Broadhead), born in London, England on April 5, 1900 - died peacefully at Mt. Tolmie Hospital, Victoria, B.C. on July 21, 1997. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth MacLennan; dear sister of Marie Cumber, Dorothy Elson, Hilda Good; and her brothers, Edwin and John Broadhead, all of Toronto. She was predeceased by her brother Norman. For many years Lilian worked in the oil industry in Alberta and the North West Territories and later as a freelance writer for the Calgary Albertan. She was a Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Calgary Local Council of Women and active in the First Baptist Church, Calgary. She and her husband were avid gardeners and naturalists. A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the church or a charity of your choice. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Telephone: 1-250-384-5512 (7/23/97).
MACMILLAN - Bessie MacMillan of Calgary, went to be with her Lord on Friday, November 21, 1997 at the age of 98 years. She is the loving mother of a daughter Peggy and Bill Melynk of Big Valley, Alberta; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Perry and Inez MacMillan of Parker, Colorado, and John and Myrna MacMillan of Calgary, AB; and a daughter-in-law Pat Kary of Chase, British Columbia; ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Bessie is predeceased by her husband George in 1975, two sons, Harry and Bob, and her daughter Patsy Ann. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, November 26, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Clarence Strom officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Bessie MacMillan, 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: 403-256-9575.270909(11/26/97).
MACRAE - Murdock (Mac) MacRae of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 1, 1997 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his loving wife Jeanne; two daughters, Murdeanne (Bob) Mazvry and Ann (Chris) Blackmore; two sons, Jack (Pauline) and David (Sherry); eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private Family Services were held December 4, 1997. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Murdock's memory may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111 (12/6/97).
MACY - Mary Christina (Duncan). Passed away peacefully October 19, 1997 at Columbia View Lodge in Trail B.C. Mary was born on August 16, 1919, in Regina, Saskatchewan. She attended school in Olds, Alberta and Business College in Victoria, B.C. Mary worked as a Secretary, later entering the hotel and motel business, retiring in Golden in 1981. She loved and cared for her family. She was also fond of animals. She enjoyed gardening, especially with flowers, and attracting and feeding a variety of wild birds. Mary was predeceased by her husbands, James Duncan in 1960, Walter Macy in 1994, and brother Alex Black in 1991. Mary will be dearly missed by her daughter Jamie (Kerry) Kimmins; four grandchildren, Stephen (Kerry) Kimmins, Jason (Stephanie) Kimmins, Daryl (Raegan) Kimmins, Sharon Kimmins; two great-grandsons, Matthew Kimmins and Michael Kimmins; a brother Bill Black; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary at 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 1997. Burial to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the Special Care Wing, Columbia View Lodge, 2920 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC V1R 4N2 (10/22/97).