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NAGLE - Mr. Stephen Dean Nagle of Calgary, passed away on December 26, 1997 at the age of42 years. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden RuleMember". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/31/97).
NARGANG - Hilda Anne Nargang, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at Foothills Hospital on Monday, October 20, 1997 at the age of 91 years. Hilda was born in Ontario in 1905 and lived in Glidden and Kindersley, Saskatchewan until moving to Calgary in 1960. She is lovingly remembered by her family, Joan Kelm, Cheryle, Murray (June), Blair (Tina), and Yvonne (Per) and families; Carol Olson, Greg (Elaine), Clark (Kathy), Marleea (Bob), and Marilyn (Cam) and families; and Shirley and John Johnston, Doug (Darlene), Terri (Dale), Karen, and Kim (Dale) and families. She was very proud of her twenty-one "greats" with two on the way; as well as several nieces and nephews. Hilda was predeceased by her husband Victor in 1977, her son Clinton in 1979, and by sisters, Helen, Sybil and Vera, and brother Allan. A Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Greg Olson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice or Children's Hospital would be much appreciated. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/22/97).
NARUM - Margaret, beloved wife of Mr. Justin Narum of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on October 21, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Margaret is survived by her sister Elizabeth Judson of Black Diamond, AB; and her sister-in-law Bernice Koenig of Calgary, AB. She is predeceased by her two brothers and four sisters. Margaret will be fondly and lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Good Shepherd Moravian Church (6311 Norfolk Drive N.W.), on Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Murray E. Laverty officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Good Shepherd Moravian Church (6311 Norfolk Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 5J8) 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 (10/23/97).
NASHCHUK-KOZDROWICKI - Annie passed away at Strathmore Continuing Care Unit on July 19, 1997 at the age of 93 years. She was born in Poland on August 3, 1903. Annie was predeceased by her first husband John Nashchuk in 1954, her only son Bill in 1977, and her second husband Walter Kozdrowicki in 1978. She is survived by three daughters, Helen (Mack) Walper of Ashmont, Alberta, Justina (Roy) Kary of Mannville, Alberta, and Mary (Emmet) Burke of Rockyford, Alberta; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Prayer Service Monday, July 21, 1997 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Rockyford, at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 22, 1997 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, at 11:00 a.m. Father Ignatius Thu Tran, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Delburne Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Strathmore Continuing Care Unit (200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1J9). WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 403-934-5666 (7/21/97).
NAWATA - Mrs. Nancy Mutsuko Nawata, beloved wife of Mr. Tom Nawata of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Monday, October 20, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Nancy was born March 3, 1931 on Mayne Island, B.C. and moved to southern Alberta in 1942. She later moved to Calgary where she married Tom in 1956. Nancy worked for the Energy Resources Conservation Board for over thirty years. She was an active member of the Japanese-Canadian Community and the Calgary Japanese Seniors Group. Besides her loving husband, Nancy is also survived by a son Dean and his wife Jane of Vancouver; a daughter Michele of Calgary; and a grandson Kaelam of Vancouver. She is also survived by a brother Min Kadonaga and his wife Ada of Lethbridge; two sisters, Miya and her husband Matsu Sakon of Surrey, B.C., Peggy and her husband Hep Kitagawa of New Westminster, B.C.; and two sisters-in-law, Grace Kadonaga of Richmond, B.C., and Marian Nelson of Blairmore, Alberta. She was predeceased by her parents, Toru and Some Kadonaga, two brothers, Jack and George Kadonaga. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, October 23, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.H.G. Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Church officiating. In living memory of Nancy Nawata, 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 (10/22/97).
NEE - Ronald Nee passed away very peacefully following a short illness at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, June 30, 1997 at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his loving companion Jenny Nicklassen; as well as many family members and friends. A Gathering to Celebrate Ron's Life will be on Sunday, July 6, 1997. A Family Service of Remembrance will be held at a later date in Fernie, B.C. If desired, a donation in Ron's memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (7/4/97).
NEESER - Mr. Fred Neeser, of Okotoks, formerly of Airdrie, a past employee of C.A.D.P., passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on September 17, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Fred is survived by his daughter Janet (Ted) Lineham of Okotoks; son Glen (Ellen) of St. Albert; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Wesley, Jennifer; and five step-granddaughters and their children; nephews, Jim (Shirley) Neeser of St. Albert, Walter Fred "Bud" Neeser of High River; nieces, June (Don) Lyons of High River and Marie (Harry) Waytuck of Calgary and their families. Fred was predeceased by his wife Julianne in 1987. Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Fred and Julianne's urns will be interred together in Gadsby Cemetery, Gadsby, AB. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of C.C.U. and Unit 56 of the Rockyview Hospital and the High River Hospital, Dr. Ansell and the Foothills Health Unit. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (OKOTOKS) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111 (9/18/97).
NEFF - Ralph Joseph. With deep sadness the family and friends mourn the loss of Ralph. Born at Fertile, Saskatchewan on November 9, 1916. Passed away June 27, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Ralph is survived by his loving wife Anne Rita of Rockyford, Alberta; and four daughters, Valerie (Keith) Bancroft and grandsons, Morgan and Adam of Stony Plain; Marilyn (Bernard) Burke of Ponoka and grandsons, Troy, Kevin and Vincent; Dorothy Jaeger and granddaughters, Cindy and Lisa, and great-grandson Jesse, all of Calgary; Marie (Walter) Browarny and granddaughter Shannon, and grandson Allan, also of Calgary. Ralph is also survived by a sister Helen Beaudoin of White Rock, B.C.; a brother Roy (Daisy) of Chilliwack, B.C.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by a son Mervin in 1959, his father Clarence Neff in 1980, his mother Irene Neff in 1991, brothers, Elmer in 1983, Earl in 1986, Wilfred in 1988, and Clifford in 1927, also his sisters, Doris in 1973, and Mabel in 1994. Ralph farmed in the Fertile district of Saskatchewan for many years. Ralph and Anne moved to Rockyford in August of 1954. Ralph did custom combining and in that capacity, met many people over a period of years. He also drove a school bus and worked in the hotel. He was employed by the County of Wheatland at the time of his unfortunate accident in 1979. He will be sadly missed by the many left behind who loved him in life and those whose lives he touched. We each have so many memories of our own relationships with Ralph, of our times together, of our experiences we shared. Relatives and friends wishing to pay their respects may do so at WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME, Strathmore, on Sunday, June 29, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Prayer Service Sunday, June 29, 1997 at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Rockyford at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 30, 1997 at St. Rita's Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment, St. Rita's Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the donor's choice or the Palliative Care Unit at Strathmore Hospital. "Your life was special, so very rare When we needed you, You were always there. Never selfish, always kind, Treasured memories you left behind. You shared our lives, happiness and tears. Thank you for the wonderful years." WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 934-5666 (6/28/97).
NEILSON - Antonia (Toni) Neilson (nee Kohout) of Brentwood Care Centre, passed awayon December 12, 1997 in her 90th year. Antonia will be lovingly remembered by herdaughter Karen (Fred) Gould of Nanton; her sons, Don (Isabel), Gerald, and Paul (Dolores);as well as her sister Anne Topak, all of Calgary. Also surviving are her eight grandchildren,Scott (Margo) Neilson of Vancouver, Valerie (Craig) Coulombe of Calgary, Shawna andSharon Gould of Nanton, Robert, Eric, Kevin and Lesley Neilson of Calgary; and her nieces,nephews and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Anton and BarbaraKohout and by her sisters, Mary Tupkal, Helen Mayer and Mildred Laidlaw. Antonia wasborn on October 13, 1908 in Michel B.C. and moved from the Crowsnest Pass to Calgary in1928 to train at the Maxine Beauty School. She worked for the Hudson Bay and Eatonsbeauty salons in Calgary before retiring in 1974. Toni was a member of Grace PresbyterianChurch and enjoyed the many friendships she made through various groups including TimeOut, Grace Bethany Group, the Mary Marthas, the choir, bible classes and the WestsideSeniors. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 - 15 AvenueS.W. on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributesmay be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary T2G0G8 or to Grace Presbyterian Church. Antonia's family would like to thank Dr. Nichol, thenurses and staff of the Brentwood Care Centre for their kindness and care during the lasttwo years. Funeral and Cremation arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILYFUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone:299-0111 (12/16/97).
NELSON - Mr. Andrew Nelson of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday,December 14, 1997, after a brief illness, at the age of 92 years. Andrew was born inDenmark in 1905, and at the age of five, moved with his family to the state of Washington.He worked in the logging industry and served in the National Guard. In his late teens,Andrew moved to Calgary, where he has since resided. He served with the R.C.A.F. for fiveyears during World War II, both in Canada and overseas. Following his wartime service,Andrew was employed for twenty years with Mannix, and then went into pipelineconstruction and inspection. Andrew is survived by a son Robert Andrew; and a daughterand son-in-law, Marguerite and Volk Stoll, all of Calgary; three grandchildren, Derek,Michael and Randall; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Teela and Kyrie. He is alsosurvived by a sister Lily Moldenhauer of Edmonton. Andrew was predeceased by his wifeGunda in 1981, also by five brothers and three sisters. Arrangements by McINNIS &HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRESTREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/16/97).
NESBITT - Madeline passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Predeceased by her loving husband Homer, and her brother Rudi Saretsky, Madeline is survived by four sons, Robert, Donald (Susan), Bruce (Lynn), and John (Louise); and her six grandchildren, Malann, Sarah, Ryan, Elijah, Harrison, and Philippa; as well as six sisters, four brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews. Madeline, the eldest of twelve children, was born Magdelina Saretzsky on the farm near Burr, Saskatchewan, February 26, 1912. Her focus in life was family, grandchildren, and her social life, which included her bridge group, church activities, volunteer work and visiting with friends and neighbors. Vigil of Prayer will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 12 Street East and Wiggins Avenue on Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Y.W.C.A. Opportunity Shop, No. 4, 511 - 1 Avenue North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 1X5. McKAGUE'S FUNERAL CHAPEL (1-306-664-3131) are in charge of arrangements, 300 - 3 Avenue South, Saskatoon, Sask (11/11/97).
NEUMAN - Mr. John Neuman (Old Boot), beloved husband of Mrs. Thereisa Neuman of Calgary, passed away at his residence on Friday, October 24, 1997 at the age of 63 years. John was born on September 26, 1934 in Szendehely, Hungary and came to Canada in 1956. John was married to Thereisa in 1980. John worked for twenty-seven years for Tony Szakal as a painter and texturer and worked ten years for Better Built Homes. John was a Legion Member working for Calgary No. 1 Branch for seven years as Maintenance Personnel. He played darts at the Legion and Golden Age Club as well as with the Calgary Pub Dart League and City League. John was also an avid lawn bowler with the Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club. Besides his loving wife, John is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Claudia Young, and John and Denise Young, all of Calgary; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina Young and Dave McKee of Oakville, Manitoba; four grandchildren, Candace, Dustin, Calvin and Mitchell. He is also survived by his brother Jacob; sister Maria; sister-in-law Elizabeth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Hungary. John is also survived by his pet pooch "Snowball". He was predeceased by his mother, father and a brother. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, October 27, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of John Neuman, 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 (10/26/97).
NEVADA - Mr. Victor Anthony Nevada, beloved husband and best friend of Marilyn, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, July 12, 1997. Victor will be remembered as a loving family man, devoted to his home and dedicated to his business "Specialty Fluid Products Ltd." Victor loved the outdoors, his garden, camping, hunting and fishing. Victor is survived by his loving wife Marilyn Nevada; his loving mother Mikalina Nevada and all of his loving family. He was predeceased by his father Anthony Nevada. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Unit 57, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. Special thanks to the caring nurses, doctors and staff of Unit 57 of the Foothills Hospital. In living memory of Victor Nevada, 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 (7/14/97).
NEWLAND - Frederick "Fred" E. passed away at the Foothills Hospital on October 7, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Fred issurvived by his wife Adeline; his children, Jeffrey, Joel, Ayla (Janis), Jocelyn and her husband Lon Prete; and twogranddaughters, Jasmine and Madisen Prete. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "GardenChapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Friday, October 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Grant Dawson of Knox UnitedChurch officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 -1 Street S.E., Calgary, T2G 0G8. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (10/9/97).
NEWSOME - Mary Newsome, cherished mother of Evelene Newsome of Calgary, Fred (Lucy) of Westcott, and Peter (Susan), and Ken (Linda) both of Cremona, passed away peacefully with her four children holding her, on September 27, 1997, at the age of 84. Over the years Mary won many hard fought battles against asthma but lost her last fight to cancer. Grandma will be missed by Janene (Brock) Martin, James (Andrea) Watson, Laurie (Ernie) Steen, Dale (Judi) Newsome, Kevin, Robert, Tim, Shawn, Steven, and Brandice Newsome, and "old Grandma" (Great) to Shaun, Sheldon, Joel, Dakota, and Levi. She is survived by her twin sister Elna Miller and brother Norman (Margaret) Jensen, both of Calgary; her stepson Norman Newsome of Drayton Valley; step-grandchildren, Darrell, Diana and David; nieces, Karen Denby and Judy Carruther; and nephew Victor Jensen. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 1974, brother Verner in 1977, mother Karen in 1940, and father Peter in 1961. She was born February 6, 1913 on the location of the Spyhill Jail and spent her youth in the Westminster district. After her marriage to Frank in January 1941, they resided in Bearspaw district where they raised their four children. They moved to Cremona in 1965 and then retired to Calgary in 1972. Mary was an active member of altruistic groups in all areas she resided. She and her twin Elna were lifetime members of the Thorncliffe-Greenview Community where they spent hundreds of hours as volunteers and enjoying Bingo and the wonderful companionship of the Thorncliffe Seniors. She also bowled until health problems prevented her participation. Mary will also be missed by her many friends and acquaintances and remembered for her joy of life, her kind, gentle and never complaining personality, her great sense of humour which she maintained to the end. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Forest Grove Care Centre for their caring attention and kindness extended to their Mother. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7), Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2), Asthma Society of Canada (130 Bridgeland Avenue, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M6A 1Z4), or to the charity of your 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 (10/3/97).
NEWTON - Mr. Bud Newton, of Strathmore, AB, passed away September 12, 1997, at the age of 66 years. Memorial Services will be held at the United Church, Strathmore, on Tuesday, September 16, 1997, at 1:30 p.m. Lunch to follow. Interment at Rocky View Cemetery after lunch. In lieu of flowers, donations to Strathmore Fire Department (Rescue Tool) gratefully appreciated (9/16/97).
NGUYEN - Mrs. Kim Phuong Nguyen, beloved wife of Mr. Minh Do of Calgary, passed away at her residence on September 12, 1997, at the age of 38 years. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Vincent Liem Catholic Church (1405 - 8 Avenue S.E.) on Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Kim Nguyen, 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 (9/17/97).
NIBOGIE - (Yuzwenko), Isabelle. Born June 4, 1915 in Calgary, passed away June 9, 1997 peacefully in her sleep at the Foothills Hospital. Izzy was predeceased by her loving husband William. She leaves behind her children, Richard, Walter and Joyce, and their spouses, Trudy, Joan and Rod Runcie; her grandchildren, Brent, Christina, Michael, Steven, Krista and Jeremy; her great-grandchildren, Jason, William, Courtney, Christian and many other friends and relatives. Prayers will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Jacques Chapel", 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 4716 Worcester Drive S.W., on Friday, June 13, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Very Rev. Leonard J. Hagel, Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alberta Children's Hospital or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) would be gratefully appreciated. At FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES (Jacques Chapel) annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Izzy. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Jacques Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (6/12/97).
NICHOL - Mrs. Zoria Nichol, beloved wife of Mr. Ken Nichol of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Monday, November 17, 1997, after a lengthy battle with cancer, at the age of 50 years. Zoria was born September 6, 1947, in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan. She moved to Calgary in 1969, where she worked as a legal secretary for Mason and Company until her illness six months ago. Zoria married Ken in 1973, and was dedicated to her family, as well as to her career. Her kindness and compassion will be missed by her family and friends. Besides her loving husband Ken, Zoria is also survived by her daughter Lana and son Kent, both of Calgary. She is also survived by her parents, Emil and Eva Shulhan of Tway, Saskatchewan; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Frances Shulhan of Tway, Saskatchewan; a sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Larry Stirling of Strathmore, Alberta; as well as many nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, November 20, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Horch of Parkdale Evangelical Missionary Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. 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 Zoria Nichol, 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 (11/19/97).
NICHOLLS - Mr. Joseph Henry Nicholls, passed away at the Rosefield Center, Innisfail on November 25,1 997 at the age of 90 years. Joe was born in Blackpool, Lanceshire, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of 21. Joe spent most of his life in the Carseland area before retiring. He was an avid fisherman and spent many hours tramping the banks of the Bow River. He was a charter member of the Carseland Lions Club. After retiring from the county of Wheatland, Joe spent a a 'few years' on Vancouver Island before returning to Strathmore, AB. Joe is survived by five sons, Allan (Francis) of Grand Cache, Danny (Lucy) of Vernon, B.C., Rodney (Delores) of Vernon, B.C.; two daughters, Wilda Wenstrom of Calgary, Glenda (Dale) Severtson of Spruce View, AB. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Joe was predeceased by his loving wife Esther Lillian in 1976. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to starts, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 or the Innisfail Rosefield Centre , 5023 - 42 Street, Innisfail, AB T4G 1A9. A Memorial Service for the late Joseph Henry Nicholls will be held at the Carseland Community Centre, Carseland, AB on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to METCALF FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4200 - 49 Avenue, Innisfail, AB T4G 1M6. Telephone: 1-403-227-3123(11/27/97).
NIELSEN - Kenneth R. passed away October 17, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 67 years. Predeceased by mother 1967, father 1971; survived by brothers, Richard and Carl, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial Service at the Foothills United Church, Thursday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m (10/22/97).
NIEMI - Ida Maria Niemi passed away on October 19, 1997 at the age of 97 years, 11 months and 5 days, at the extended care unit of the Canmore General Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband August in 1955, her sister Lydia in 1984, and her sister Lily in 1989. She will forever be lovingly remembered by her daughter Eila and her husband Mike Dyrgas; her son Melvin and his wife Elke; her three grandchildren, Darrel Dyrgas, Cory and Carolynne Niemi; and her two great-grandchildren, Parise and Destiny Dyrgas; her sister Jenny Latvala and her brother John Niemi; and by her many nieces and nephews and friends. Ida was born in Alavus, Finland on November 13, 1899; she came to Canmore, with her family in April in 1912. She resided in Canmore most of her life; after her husband passed away she worked at the Old Canmore Hospital for almost eighteen years. She also did a lot of babysitting and housecleaning for many families in Canmore, and loved every minute of it. She also loved her Bingos and playing Crib; she and her sisters spent many happy hours with their card games. Her love for life and her wonderful sense of humour will be sadly missed by all those who knew her. Funeral Services for Ida will be held on Friday, October 24, 1997 at the Ralph Conner Memorial United Church, 617 - 8 Street, Canmore, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Catherine McLean officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ida's memory may be made directly to the Extended Care Unit of the Canmore Hospital, 1100 Hospital Place, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1N2. Funeral arrangements in care of CANMORE FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-403-678-9509 (10/22/97).
NOAKES - Audrey Ellen (nee Hays). Suddenly on Monday, September 8, 1997 at the Queensway General Hospital, Toronto in her 80th year. Beloved wife of Harry Noakes. Loving mother of Ardith Quanbury and her husband Charlie of Maple, Ontario, and Gina Smith and her husband Andrew of London, Ontario. Dear grandmother of Jessica and Heidi. Sister of Catherine, Laura, Virginia, Jean and the late Harry, Tom and Jack and their families. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Carstairs Cemetery, Carstairs, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (9/11/97).
NOAKES - Elizebeth Anne "Betty Anne" Noakes, of Calgary entered into rest on September 7, 1997 at the age of 68 years. Betty Anne is the dear sister of William E. Noakes (Sylvia); aunt of Jo-Anne Teed (John), Cheryl Noakes, Shane Kirkland and Patrick Noakes (Debbie); great-aunt of Jordan and Jared Teed and Erika Noakes, all of Calgary; and dear friend of Norma Noakes of Brockville, Ontario. Funeral Service at Centennial Presbyterian Church, 103 Pinetown Place N.E., Calgary on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Ken Oakes officiating. Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Maitland, Ontario. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Salvation Army, 1408 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B9. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602 (9/10/97).
NOILES - Gladys (Pearl) Noiles, born in Innisfail on May 31, 1958, loved wife of George Noiles with loving sons, George Jr. and Edward, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on October 24, 1997. Daughter of Ruth and John Munro (Innisfail), and sister to May, June, Naiomi, Danny and Freddie. Pearl will be loved and remembered always. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/29/97).
NOOITGEDAGT - George. "In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, You suffered much in silence, You fought so hard to stay. You faced your task with courage, Your spirit did not bend, And still you kept on fighting, Until the very end. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you, And whispered, 'Come with Me.' So when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, We could not wish you back, To suffer that again." On September 12, 1997, Mr. George Nooitgedagt of Edmonton passed away at the age of 62 years. George is survived by his loving wife Mary; four children, Ron (Shirley), George Jr., Irene (Ken), all of Edmonton, William (Wendy) of Avon, New York; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Jaap (Wilma), Sietse (Akke); one sister Tjerkje (Richard). He was predeceased by one son Henry and sister Hieke. Memorial Service Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. Funeral Service Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gospel Centre Pentecostal Church, 9445 - 153 Street, Edmonton. Pastor Jim Raddatz and Pastor Ivar Roset will officiate, followed by Interment in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations in memory of George Sr. may be made to Cross Cancer Institute, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, Sixth Floor, 9707 - 110 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9. HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN CHAPEL. Phone: 403-484-5500 (9/14/97).
NOORANI - Almir Noorani of Calgary, passed away at his residence on November 9, 1997 at the age of 12 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre, (1128 - 45 Avenue N.E.), today, November 10, 1997 at 12:00 noon. Graveside Service to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery. In living memory of Almir Noorani, a tree will be planted in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (11/10/97).
NORMAN - Mrs. Betty Anna Norman, beloved wife of Don Norman and very special mom and friend of Kelly Eaton of Calgary, passed away in the comfort of her home on July 6, 1997 at the age of 58 years after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Betty is lovingly remembered by her husband Don; her daughter Kelly Eaton, Kelly's husband Dave and their children, Jessica and James. Betty will also be deeply missed by her brother Bill Lust (Gwen), and her sisters, Shirley Ellis (Harold), Eileen Lust, Jo-anne Kurash (Rick), Susan Van Stockum (Emmett), Erin and Peter as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. Linda Fong and the loving nurses who cared for Betty. Betty was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by her many "Special Angels". Up to the time of her illness, Betty worked for Canadian Hunter Exploration where she became very close to many of her co-workers and counted them among her friends. She was an avid outdoor enthusiast and loved spending her time skiing, hiking, camping, gardening and running. Betty always maintained her zest for life in spite of her illness and will be loved and remembered by all who knew her. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. at Deer Park United Church, 77 Deerpoint Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta (278-8263). In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The ALS Society of Alberta, "This One's For Betty", No. 108, 5920 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3 (7/8/97).
NORTHCOTT - Charles Arthur Northcott passed away in Brooks on October 21, 1997 at the age of 87 years. Charlie is survived by his loving wife Rose of Brooks; his children, Ron and his wife Gerry of Calgary, Shirley and her husband Lloyd Iles of Stettler and Larry and his wife Edith of Calgary; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Truda Field of Ladner, BC, Ruth Dakin of Vancouver and Helen Holditch of White Rock, BC; two brothers, Len and Harold of Milo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born on the family farm in the Milo area, Charlie moved to Claresholm and had worked in a grocery store there which began a long career in grocery retail. Charlie had managed a store in Innisfail and later owned and operated stores in Milo and Vulcan. He moved to Brooks and purchased the IGA in 1959 which he ran until selling the business in 1970. Charlie was predeceased by his first wife Ruth in June of 1982 and a daughter Betty Ann in March of 1995. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooks, Rev. John Theiss officiating. Interment to follow at Brooks Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Diabetes Association, Brooks and District, Box 187, Brooks, AB T1R 1B3. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636 (10/23/97).
NUNN - Mr. Leighton Michael Nunn of Vanderhoof, B.C., passed away at the Foothills Hospital on July 6, 1997 at the age of 18 years. Forwarding arrangements to Prince George, B.C. in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (7/11/97).