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O'CONNOR - November 14, 1997, John Blackey O'Connor, Q.C., beloved husband of Mrs. Lois E. O'Connor, 2409 Carleton Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta. A private family Funeral was held on November 15, 1997 with burial in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to Calgary Health Trust, Leukaemia Research, Foothills Hospital, 1403 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100 (11/16/97).

O'GRADY - Margaret "Mardie" Elizabeth O'Grady, passed away in Calgary in the Mayfair Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at the age of 84 years, from complications related to congestive heart failure, beloved wife of the late Mr. Thomas O'Grady. Margaret O'Grady was born in Calgary on August 16, 1912. She graduated from the Holy Cross Hospital in 1933 as a registered nurse and practiced her profession for over thirty years retiring from the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge. She married Thomas O'Grady in November 1939 and moved with him to Lethbridge in 1946. They adopted their two sons in 1951 and raised them in Lethbridge. Margaret was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady of Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Joe O'Grady of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada. Besides her loving husband Thomas, who passed away on January 14, 1995, Margaret was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Porter and Dr. John Porter. Cremation at MARTIN BROS. Chapel of Peace. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 1997 in St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, 604 - 13 Street North, Lethbridge with Father Eric Nelson, Celebrant. Inurnment arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1011 - 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0C8 or the Lethbridge Humane Society, P.O. Box 783, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6. MARTIN BROS. FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Telephone: 1-403-328-2361 (7/10/97).

O'REILLY - Clifford E., born July 20, 1919. Passed away at his home on November 26, 1997, with Olive, his wife of fifty-two years, by his side. Olive and his two sons, Jack and Bob will lovingly remember him along with their wives, Lucie and Jo-Anne; four grandchildren, Kevin, Heather, Angela and Jack, of Calgary; and one sister Lois Winch of Hamilton, Ontario. There will be no formal Funeral Services at this time, but a private celebration of Cliff's life will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined, but if friends so desire, a donation in his memory may be made to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. David Todd, all the Nurses and Home Care Staff for their genuine kindness and support through this difficult time. Arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100(11/27/97).

O'TOOLE - Goldie O'Toole of Calgary, passed away at the George Boyack Nursing Home on December 3, 1997 at the age of 92 years. In living memory of Goldie O'Toole, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/6/97).

OAKES - (nee Badley) Minnie Jean (Dianne) passed away quietly on Saturday, December13, 1997 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her husband Theodore, sonTerrance and a brother Kenneth. Minnie will be missed by her children, Linda, Gordon andhis wife Robin; her grandchildren, Amber, Gary and Casey; as well as her sister-in-lawMarie. "Farewell! I did not know thy worth, But thou art gone, and now 'tisprized, So angels walked unknown on earth, But when they flew were recognized"Memorial Services will be held at Southwood United Church, 10690 Elbow Drive S.W. onWednesday, December 17, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Alan Schooley officiating. Funeraland Cremation arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES"Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/17/97).

OATTS - Evelyn Isabella, aged 91 years, passed away at Central Park Lodge, Calgary, Alberta, formerly of the Carmangay and Champion area, June 18, 1997, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Neal David and Hedy Oatts; dear grandmother of David Dean Oatts, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a sister Mrs. Mable McNabb, Lethbridge, Alberta. Mrs. Oatts was predeceased by her husband Neal Francis Oatts in 1965. Private Services were held. Funeral and Cremation arrangements by HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Ltd." Telephone: 299-0111 (6/20/97).

OBEE - Percy Neville Obee, beloved husband of Esther Obee of Calgary, passed away at the Fanning Centre on June 13, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Percy was an instructor of power engineering at S.A.I.T. for a number of years. He also worked previously in the Turner Valley oil fields. Percy will be remembered for his quick wit, humor and gentleness. Besides his loving wife of fifty-three years, Percy will be lovingly remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Stu and Barb of Calgary; and his two cherished grandsons, Sean and Scott. Percy will also be remembered by his brothers, Brian and his wife Lil of Calgary, Clem of London, Ontario, Morley of Cranbrook; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Frank Backous officiating. 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 Percy Obee, 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 (6/14/97).

ODEGARD - Mr. Clarence W. Odegard, born December 1, 1935 in Sundial, Alberta, passed away peacefully July 9, 1997 in Red Deer. He is survived by his loving wife Dianna; sons, Chris (Brigitte), Brian (Christina); daughter Karen (Gary) Carter; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three sisters and several nieces and nephews. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, four sisters and two brothers. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held at the "67th Street Chapel" of the RED DEER FUNERAL HOME, 6150 - 67 Street, on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 101, 5208 - 53 Avenue, Red Deer, Alta. T4N 5K2. Arrangements in care of the RED DEER FUNERAL HOME (67th Street). Telephone: 1-403-347-3319 (7/11/97).

ODIN - John Peter Odin of Bethany Care Centre, Calgary, passed away on December 9, 1997. Mr. John Odin was born June 28, 1903 in St. Petersberg, Russia, arrived to Canada with Mr. and Mrs. John Harder and family in 1924. John was predeceased by his loving wife Freda, May 6, 1983, his father John Odin, April 1907, mother Eleanor Odin, July 1918, and his brother Alexander Odin. Those wishing to pay respects may do so on Thursday, December 11, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Prayer Service at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Del Christensen officiating. Interment will follow on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bethany Care Centre, Level 1, Calgary. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary T2N 1C6. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/11/97).

OLIVER - Dr. Thomas Albert Oliver, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Oliver of Calgary, passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 2, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Details to follow (10/3/97).

OLSEN - Murray James passed away November 24, 1997, after a lengthy illness. He was a lifetime resident of the Munson area. Murray was known as an inventor, an artist, a collector, a historian and a good friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving family, Les, Peg, Kevin and Angie, Dennis, Mike, Cheryl, Bryan; Coors the Cat; special friends, Chris, Wendy, and Vi, along with numerous other friends. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Oscar and Laura Olsen, son Mel and wife Margie. Funeral Services were held on November 26, 1997 in Munson. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Drumheller and District Health Services - Home Care, in care of the Drumheller Health Unit. COURTNEY - WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL were in care of the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-823-2666.243596(11/26/97).

OLSON - Constance Kathaleen Catherine Olson of Claresholm, passed away at the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home on October 29, 1997, at the age of 84 years. Graveside Services will be held at Queen's Park Cemetery, (3219 - 4 Street N.W.) on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. Telephone: 228-4422 (11/10/97).

OLSON - Frank of Calgary, paapsed awy septmeber 4, 1997 at the age of 57 years. he is survviev gy hsidaiguther lee-anne (wayne vincent) , of Stroud, On, sisters Helen Eskdale, Lucille Clark, Jean (John) wagner , all of weyburn , SK, vic ( ShirleY ) Olson, Herb ( marilyn) Olson, all of calgary and Walter Olson of Regina. frank is predeceased by his parents , two brother, two borthers in law and one sister in law. memorial serivces willbe hld at rinity lutheran church at Torqyay, SK on Saturday Septmerber 13, 1997 at 2 pm (9/12/97).

OSBORNE - Mrs. Jean Bruce of Qualicum Beach, BC. Passed away at her home on Friday, July 4, 1997. Jean was born at Empress Hospital in eastern Alberta, on December 17, 1926. Jean's parents farmed in the Bindloss area until moving to Cochrane area and then to Stavely where she took the remainder of her schooling. After leaving school, she worked in the London, Ont. area before returning to her beloved Alberta where she found work in oilfield related jobs. There she met her husband George. She traveled to many places in the world with him in his work. Jean was predeceased by her first husband Larry Capstick, and later by her beloved husband Geo. Osborne on December 11, 1981. Also by her father Robert Bruce Young on January 25, 1983 and her mother Marion Bruce Young on December 14, 1996, and one niece Chrystal Booth on June 28, 1986. Jean is survived by her loving son Bruce Capstick and daughter-in-law Dorella and their two daughters, Jacintha and Stacey. She is also survived by her sister Roberta (Pat) Casey; brother Bruce (Helen) Young; sister Alix (Carl) Bondy; brother Bill and friend Joyce, and sister Jocelyn (Howard) Obrand; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean will also by sadly missed by her adopted friend John Onison, his family, her stepdaughter Terry Osborne and her many friends and neighbors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service was held in Parksville, British Columbia on Saturday, July 12, 1997. PARKSVILLE FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cemetery and Crematorium, was entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-250-248-4644 (7/12/97).

OSTEN - Max Osten passed away peacefully on November 24, 1997. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Shelly and Alex; his daughter-in-law Linda; his sisters, Esther Loeb and Minnie Emas; his brothers, Robert, Sydney and Alex. He was predeceased by his wife Goldie and his sister Annie. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, November 25, 1997 at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of your choice.(11/25/97).

OTTAWAY - Lawrence Eric Ottaway. June 3, 1953 - December 25, 1997
Please consult the Calgary Herald Announcements - Deaths 12/31/97 for further details

OTTO - Gerhard Karl passed away at the Rockview Hospital on September 13, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Gerhard is survived by his family in Canada and his four sisters in Germany and one brother in El Salvador. He was predeceased by his mother and father in Germany. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayer Services at St. Boniface Catholic Church 1923 Broadview Road N.W. on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Henry Rosenbaum SAC, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Garden Chapel, Directors. Phone: 297-0888 (9/16/97).

OULTON - Mrs. Helen Mary Oulton passed away peacefully at the Bow View Manor in Calgary on November 27,1 997 just days after her 89th birthday. Mary is survived by two sisters, Patricia Armstrong, lately of Calgary, formerly of Windermere, B.C., and Audrey Whetham of Victoria, B.C. Also left to mourn are numerous nephews and nieces and their families. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Les, her parents Florence and William Harris and her brother Bev Harris. Mary was born in Killarney, Manitoba on November 24, 1908 and moved to Calgary at a young age. She and Les spent many happy years in the Windermere Valley, at Columbia Lake, as well as at Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. A Memorial Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the dedicated staff on the Beaverbrook and Crowfoot Wings of the Bow View Manor. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary (1920 - 11 Street S.E., T2G 3G2). As a tribute to Mary, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME will make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary. Cremation and arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/2/97).