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RACICOT - Beatrice (Bea) Racicot (nee Swett) of Calgary, passed away at the IntercareChinook Care Centre on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at the age of 86 years. Bea was born onMarch 5, 1911 in Shefford County, Quebec. She has resided in Calgary since 1975. She issurvived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Sherman Talbot of Brampton, ON; two sonsand daughters-in-law, Bruce and Nancy Racicot of Cochrane, Neil and Violeta Racicot ofCalgary; three grandchildren, Catherine and Mark Gellatly, Todd Racicot, and Jan and LyleHuska; and a great-grandson Tyler Neil Gellatly. Bea was predeceased by her husband George in1960. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "CrowfootChapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, December 26, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. the RightRev. Douglas A. Ford officiating. In living memory of Bea Racicot, a tree will be planted at FishCreek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "CrowfootChapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (12/24/97).
RACKOW - Werner Rackow passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 29, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Werner is survived by his wife Else; two sons, Gary and Hans Rackow; one daughter-in-law Isabelle; and by two grandchildren, Rosemary and Karl. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 66 - 7 Street N.E. on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Benno Dreger officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Building Fund. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (10/3/97).
RAE - Helen Loretta Rae (nee Higley) of Calgary, surrounded by loved ones, died peacefully on June 3, 1997 at Foothills General Hospital following a series of strokes. Helen was a pioneer of the Langdon, Alberta area where she was born on November 23, 1914. She attended Kent, Blackfoot Trail and Western Canada High Schools. When she graduated from Calgary Normal School in 1933, she taught at the one room schools of Arborgast and Janet. She returned to teaching in 1958, at Conrich, specializing in early years education. She continued her own education at the University of Calgary, receiving a B.Ed. in 1970. She retired from teaching in 1976. Mom was active in many organizations including The Farm Women's Union of Alberta, later Women of Unifarm. She was a committed Christian, active in Central United Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for thirty-six years. She volunteered in Pastoral Care and was a willing visitor to hundreds of patients in hospital and nursing homes. She also was active in and helped organize the S.A.M. Group and The Couples Club. Helen played a part in several Billy Graham Crusades including organizing, singing and counselling. In her retirement years, Helen and George travelled extensively, including many cruises and bus tours. She drove for Meals on Wheels. They were active in the Indus Live Wires, activities at Confederation Centre and at the Horizon Village where they lived. She also loved quilting, baking, painting and playing the piano. Helen is greatly missed and remembered with love by husband George, and their family: Jim and Margaret of Winnipeg, and children, Bronya, Gordon and David; Russ and Judy of Kelowna, and children, Terri, Leah, Jennifer; Robert and Leslie, and children, Joe, James, Michael, Christopher and Sarah. She took special joy in great-grandchildren, Chad, Connor and Daniel. Her loss is mourned by sisters, Edith and Ike Holt of Lethbridge and Ruth and John Bugbee of Red Deer; and brother-in-law Donald Rae of Chestermere and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service to celebrate Helen Rae's life will be held in Central United Church, 131 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, on Friday, June 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Helen Rae may be made to The Memorial Fund of Central United Church. A lady filled with love, charity and compassion to all. Always to be remembered. You will be with us always (6/6/97).
RAESSLER (COLMER) - Mrs. Norma Willene Raessler, passed away on July 4, 1997 at the age of 67 years, beloved mother of Candace Lee Colmer of New Westminster, B.C. Norma is also survived by a sister Viola Mae Yeomann. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. E. Hugh Christmas officiating. Interment, Field of Honor, Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (7/7/97).
RAJ - Stanislaw (Stanley) Raj, beloved husband of Wladyslawa (Gladys) Raj of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Rockyview General Hospital on Monday, November 10, 1997. Stanley was born Tuesday, April 28, 1914 in Lodz, Poland. He defended Poland in World War II in 1939. Stanley and his family came to Canada in 1950, and settled in the Lethbridge area. They then moved to Calgary in 1956 where he retired from the City of Calgary's Water Works Division in 1979. Besides his loving wife and companion of fifty-seven years, Stanley is the loving father of Leah and her husband George Funke, Joe and his wife Linda Raj, Alice and her husband Bob Foote, and Henry and his wife Cindy Rye; grandfather to ten grandchildren, Jim and Susan, Celeste and Vince, Joanne, Alex, Amanda, Robert, Michelle, Lacey, Sandy and Ben; and one great granddaughter Megan, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Chester and his wife Alexandra Malinowski of Calgary; as well as numerous relatives in Poland. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.), on Friday, November 14, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jan Michalski, S.Ch. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Stanislaw Raj, 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 (11/13/97).
RAMCHUK - Mary Ramchuk of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on May 30, 1997 at the age of 89 years. She is the loving mother of five sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Florence of Calgary, Albert and Betty of Camrose, Arthur and Shirley of Calgary, Jim and Carol of Calgary, Gordon and Kathy of Camrose; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Peter Leskow of Edmonton, Donna and Jim Powell of Cochrane, Gloria and Dave Powell of Banff, Sonia Myers of Cranbrook and Mike Machuk of Calgary. Her legacy was her thirty-five grandchildren, and thirty-seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Ann. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1991, a daughter Adeline in 1992, and a son Laverne in 1996. In living memory of Mary Ramchuk a Memorial Service will be held on September 14, 1997 and a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296 (6/7/97).
RASMUSSEN - Barbara Jean Rasmussen (nee Roland), beloved mother of Val, Gerri, Janet, Brenda, Blaine and Bev, passed away peacefully in her home after an extended illness, June 6, 1997. She will be greatly missed by her children, their spouses and significant others; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Born March 28, 1926, she was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Blanche Roland of Red Deer, and her brother Bob. She is survived by her brother Percy, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Barb graduated from the Holy Cross School of Nursing in 1948, and worked in Red Deer until she was married to Arnold Rasmussen of Standard, Alberta. They moved to Calgary, where she enjoyed a twenty-two year career as a maternity nurse at the Holy Cross and Rockyview Hospitals. She retired from nursing in 1991. Her generosity, practicality and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She was always there for others - to listen, and provide support and understanding. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. P. Wong, Aunt Lois, and Velda Scott for their help in our time of need. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of First Memorial, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice (6/9/97).
RATCLIFFE - Passed away suddenly in Lethbridge on Monday, October 27, 1997, Mrs. Martha Ratcliffe, at the age of 70 years, beloved wife of the late Mr. Allan Ratcliffe, of Lethbridge. Martha is survived by three daughters, Martha (Lyle Smith) Ratcliffe of Fort Macleod, Penny (Ian) Chapman of Lomond and Lesley Alice (Daryl) Kirby of Calgary; and six grandsons. Martha was predeceased by her husband Allan on August 26, 1997. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 1997 in MARTIN BROS. Riverview Chapel, 610 - 4 Street South, Lethbridge with Reverend James Robinson officiating. Cremation will follow in Martin Bros. Chapel of Peace. No flowers by request. Those who wish may donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1011 - 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0C8. MARTIN BROS. FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD., Directors of the Funeral Service. Telephone: 1-403-328-2361 (10/29/97).
RAUSCH - Mr. William (Bill) Rausch, beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Rausch of Calgary, passed away at his residence on September 11, 1997, at the age of 68 years. Besides his loving wife, Bill is survived by four sisters and a brother. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T6. In living memory of Bill Rausch, 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 (9/14/97).
RAYBURN - Cecil Harold Rayburn of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 14, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Cec will be lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-nine years, Lillian; his daughter Beverley Rayburn; his son Donald (Sarah) Stevens-Rayburn; three grandchildren, Peggy Dickson, Richard Harding and Catherine Rayburn; and by six great-grandchildren, Heather, Steven, Samantha and Michael Dickson, Crystal and Robert Harding. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth Harold Rayburn in 1970. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, September 18, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Eric N. Long officiating. Interment to follow in the Field of Honor at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta, 480D - 36 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1W4. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (9/16/97).
RAYNARD - Glady Elizabeth Raynard passed away at the Foothills Hospital on November 5, 1997. Glady is survived by her beloved husband Earl; four sons and four daughters-in-law, Norm and Penny, Bill and Carol, Gary and Colleen, and Larry and Fern. She was the loving grandmother to eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister Irene Vandersickle and brother Ernie Ford. "She will be in our hearts always". Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (11/7/97).
RAZOKY - Younis passed away suddenly in Baghdad, Iraq, at the age of 69 years. He issurvived by his wife, six sons and one daughter, three in Calgary (Manhiel, Moual, Maher); andby three brothers and five sisters, two in Calgary (Aziz, Sabah). Memorial Mass will becelebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 541 Silvergrove Drive N.W., at 6:00 p.m., Sunday,December 14, 1997 (12/14/97).
READ - Mrs. Jean Read (nee Barlow), passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital on November 18, 1997 at the age of 83 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her son Harvey of Mara, BC; daughter Edith and Laurie Boos of Calgary; daughter Pat and Ken Tiller of Victoria, BC; son Archie and Deborah of Calgary; thirteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; also by her brother Jack and Betty Barlow of Cremona, AB; and sister Marjorie Wood of Abbotsford, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie, and daughter-in-law Sandy. At Jean's request, there will be no Funeral Service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. Friends are invited to meet with the family for a Reception at the Boos residence, 1124 Lake Twintree Drive S.E. on Sunday, November 23 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (11/21/97).
REAY - Mr. Edwin Reay passed away peacefully on June 25, 1997 at the age of 79 years, beloved husband of Margaret (Rita) Reay; and dear father of Mairead (Ross) Bertoli, David (Belinda) Reay, and Kathleen (Don) L'Hereaux. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Ken, Kim, Christine and Lindsey. Private Family Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance", on Monday, June 30, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow at Leyden's "Bow Valley" Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edwin's memory to the Society of St. Pius X Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 235 - 8 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4G6 or the Calgary Humane Society (S.P.C.A.), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6P6. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (6/28/97).
REBALBOS - Antonio "Tony" Ritumban Rebalbos, beloved husband of Lydia Lafrades Rebalbos of Calgary, AB, passed away suddenly in San Pedro, Laguna (Philippines) on June 4, 1997 at the age of 68. Besides his wife, Tony will be lovingly remembered by his twelve children, his eldest son, Roger and wife Beth of San Juan, Manila (Philippines), Ding and wife Belen, Yolly and Rey Dizon, Reynaldo and wife Jet, Leni and Job Ledesma, all of Calgary, AB, Antonio Jr., who's presently working in Saudi Arabia and wife Meldy, Jesse, a seaman and currently sailing international waters, and his wife, Nanette of Manila, Philippines, Noemi and Gene Biasucci of Airdrie, AB, Mary Ann and Russ Barcena, Amy and Ruel Sarmiento, Arnold and Jinky, also all from Calgary, AB. He will be sorely missed by his twenty-six grandchildren, whom Tony treasured as his most priceless blessings. Tony is also survived by three sisters, Gloria Cadorniga and Francia Satiada, both in the Philippines and Caridad Amerson of San Diego, CA, U.S.A.; as well as numerous comrades, cousins, nephews and nieces. Everyone addressed him as "Pa" - the patriarch among close friends and relatives, for he always treated people with respect and offered his true friendship. Born on January 15, 1929 in Oas, Bicol Region (Philippines). For twelve years, he was employed as a personal chauffeur to the President and CEO of Universal Textile in Manila. He immigrated to Canada back in July 1983. Here, he worked at the Calgary International Airport (Janitorial Services) for about ten years. Tony is an avid sports fan particularly, of boxing and a current events enthusiast. The term loving and caring person is synonymous to Papa Tony. He and his memories will forever remain in the hearts of those whose lives he has touched. "There was no time to say good-bye - the day you left. But for the unconditional love, great sense of humor, high spirits and wisdom, you will always be remembered. We love you, Pa" (6/10/97)
REDICK - Roy Dean Redick of Airdrie, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 14, 1997, at the age of 57 years. Roy's life began in the small farming community of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary as a young man and began an association with the Ford Motor Company which would last for over thirty years. During this time, Roy earned many awards for service quality and commitment to a job well done. His love of four wheel driving led him to a fond appreciation of the environment and his involvement in its conservation. Roy's children regret not knowing that their father's time was so short and that they were not able to spend more time enjoying life with him. He is survived by his mother Ella Redick of Maple Creek; his common-law wife Marg Sharlow of Airdrie; three children, Kevin, Leslie (Stacey), and Deborah, all of Calgary, and their mother Dorothy; four brothers, Lloyd (Verla) of Regina, Harve (Donna) of Maple Creek, and Glen (Mary) of Tucson, Arizona, and Don of Calgary; and two young grandchildren, Rachel and Zachary Redick of Calgary. Roy was predeceased by his father Clifford Redick. Funeral Services will be held at Maple Creek United Church, Maple Creek, SK, today, September 18, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Maple Creek Cemetery. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Roy's life will be held at the Town & Country Centre (275 Jenson Drive N.E., Airdrie), on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta United Recreational Society, No. 2, 6025 - 12 Street S.E., T1H 2K1. In living memory of Roy Redick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044 (9/18/97).
REECE - Roy Vincent Reece passed away on November 20, 1997 at the age of 62 years. Forwarding arrangements to Mount Shasta, California, USA. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (11/23/97).
REES - Mary Elizabeth Rees passed away on Friday, June 20, 1997 at the age of 90. Mary was born in Chesley, Ontario, and lived in Saskatoon where her husband practised law, for most of her married life. She was active in the Anglican church, the IODE, the VON, and the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. She moved to Calgary in 1994 and resided at the Renoir, where she made many new friends, and gave great pleasure to her family. She was predeceased by her husband Henry (Hal) in 1993 and her twin brother Grant in 1956. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Helen McDonald and husband Merril of Millarville, Alberta, and Jane Collie and husband Ron of Calgary, Alberta, and foster son, Bill Frank and wife Terry of Stettler, Alberta; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express its thanks to the staff and the volunteers of Agape Manor for their kind care. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 629 - 49 Avenue S.W., conducted by Reverend Canon John R. Flagler. If friends wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agape Manor, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B8; or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary T2N 4J8; or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/23/97).
REES - Rosemary. Born in Calgary, October 11, 1924. Died at Penticton, Friday, June 27, 1997. Rosemary was predeceased by her husband Arthur Joseph Roger Rees in March, 1997. Surviving are, loving daughter Diane Rees of Summerland; sister Lillian (Gordon) Johnstone of Legel, Alberta; brother Murdo Munro of Grande Prairie, Alberta; nieces, Cathy, Leslie, Joanne; nephew Harold; cousin June Awid of Hawaii, and other relatives in Scotland. Rosemary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Edmonton; an honorary member of the Edmonton Art Club and member of the Royal Glenora Club since 1936. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street, Penticton with the Reverend Helen Stover-Scott officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Penticton Regional Hospital Medical Foundation, 550 Carmie Avenue, Penticton, V2A 3G6 would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES (7/4/97).
REGOTO - Olga. On September 10, 1997, Olga Regoto of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 91 years. Survived by two sons, Edmare (Irene) of Calgary, and Lawrence of Edmonton; two daughters, Gloria (Al) Lawrence and Lorraine (Lorne) Sanborn, all of Calgary; thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Carl, September 20, 1977. Funeral Service Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. at PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton, with Interment in Westlawn Memorial Gardens. PARK MEMORIAL LTD., Funeral Administrators and Directors (The Chapel on the Boulevard). Telephone: 1-403-426-0050 (9/12/97).
REICHERT - Nancy passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, November 8, 1997, at the age of 81 years. Nancy emigrated to Trochu, Alberta, with her family from Wales at the age of three. Shortly after the war, she married Alex Bennie and they raised their family in Edmonton, Lethbridge and Calgary. After Alex's passing in 1962, Nancy was employed by Eatons and then the Alberta Treasury Branch. In 1967, Nancy married Orval Reichert and they resided in Red Deer, Saskatoon and Calgary. After Orval's passing in 1988, she moved into the Confederation Lodge and then to the Bethany Care Centre. Although her stay in the Bethany Care Centre was relatively short, she thoroughly loved residing there and was very grateful for the kindness and love given to her by all the staff. Nancy will be dearly missed by her son Sandy Bennie and his wife Donna and their children, Scott and Heather of Calgary; and her daughter Marg Olsen and her children, Jackie, Kevin and Nancy of Saskatoon. She will also be missed by her four brothers and their families, Bill and Ethel Evans of Guelph, Ontario, Denby Evans, Trev and June Evans, all of Victoria, B.C., and Dave and Aleta Evans of Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Wednesday, November 12, 1997, at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 1A2. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY "Chapel of the Bells" 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (11/10/97).
REID - Mr. Richard (Dick) Lynn Reid, beloved husband of Mrs. Judy Reid of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on June 21, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 56 years. Born in Carnduff, Saskatchewan, Dick came to Calgary in 1961. He worked for Con Force, Genstar, Gwill and Sterling. Besides his loving wife, Dick is survived by a son Kent; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy of Didsbury, and Harold and Olga of Edmonton. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, June 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), onSaturday, June 28, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Dick Reid, 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 (6/25/97).
REID - Wray Hugh James Reid of Nanton, passed away at the High River Hospital on Thursday,December 11, 1997, at the age of 70 years. He is survived by his wife Fern; son Dirk and hiswife Lori and grandchildren, Jeff and Shannon; son Roy and his wife Eva and grandchildren,Michael and Daniel; son Lance and his wife Kathy and grandchildren, Megan and Erica;stepdaughters, Colleen Albert and Brenda Stinson and her husband Philip and granddaughters,Tauney and Sierra; stepson Dale Albert and his wife Michelle and grandchildren, Kasha andJace. He was predeceased by his father James Reid and mother Jane Reid. Wray came to Albertafrom Souris, Manitoba in 1954 settling in Calgary. He worked for the City of Calgary ElectricDepartment until his retirement in 1982. The family lived at DeWinton from 1968 to 1933 andretired to Nanton in March of 1993 where he resided until his death. During his retirement Wraywas very active in the community as well as an avid golfer and curler. He also acted in a numberof Windmill Theatre productions in High River. Wray was also a very close friend of Bill W. fornineteen years. Services will be held at the Nanton-Parkland United Church on Tuesday,December 16, at 2:00 p.m., the Reverends, Britt and Dirk Jessen officiating. If desired,contributions may be made in Wray's memory to the charity of your choice. SNODGRASSFUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors (12/14/97).
REIFFENSTEIN - Alice Ethel Louise (nee - Toogood) of Calgary, passed peacefully away at the George Boyak Nursing Home on June 22, 1997 at the age of 94 years. Survived by her children, Rose (Leonard) Rasmuson of Brooks, Alberta, Raymond (Bernice) of Ajax, Ontario, Anne Cherry of Calgary, Dorothy (Bill) Short of Calgary, Edwin (Lois) of Hussar, Alberta, Mary (Matt) Siry of Calgary and Laurie (Joan) of Dalum, Alberta; twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Nanna) Toogood of Calgary, John (Alice) Toogood of Edmonton; and sister-in-law Mildred Toogood of Waterloo, Ontario. Predeceased by husband Charles in 1973, brother Arthur Toogood and son-in-law Donald Cherry. Born March 16, 1903 in Hellingly, Sussex, England, she moved to Chancellor, Alberta in 1912 and to Calgary in 1967. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road) on Thursday, June 26, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial will be held at Emmanual Lutheran Church, 3403 - 19 Avenue S.E. on Friday, June 27, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Denis Aicken of Emmanual Lutheran Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care, George Boyak Nursing Home (1203 Centre Avenue East, Calgary, T2E 0A5), or to the 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 (6/24/97).
REILLY - James (Jim) Patrick. On July 2, 1997, three days prior to his 52nd birthday, at Dr. Vernon Fanning Care Centre and after a valiant struggle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig) disease, Jim passed away with dignity and peace surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Camrose but spent most of his life in Calgary. He was a resident of the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, so he was living in the area where he had grown up, gone to school, and he was in a familiar surrounding. He was employed in the automotive parts industry for thirty years, and was employed by UAP/NAPA for the last part, prior to his illness. Jim is survived by his mother Doris; his wife Val; daughter Karen; and grandson Stephen; son Darren. He is also survived by his brother Ed (Sherile) and their son Michael; and his sister Betty (Garth) Sweeney and their son Sean; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Al and his grandparents. Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, July 7, 1997 at 10:00 a.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 (7/5/97).
REIMER - Helen (Eitzen) of Linden, AB, passed away November 15, 1997. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Linden Mennonite Brethren Church, Linden, AB. Arrangements in care of SUNSET FUNERAL SERVICE, Linden. Telephone: 546-3903 (11/17/97).
REMPEL - Mrs. Catherine Rempel of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on June 22, 1997. She was born to Johann and Katherina Esau on February 20, 1922 in Samara, Russia. She came over to Canada with her parents in 1926 where they settled in the Acme district, moved to Stavely, Alberta, and then settled in Vauxhall, Alberta in 1935. When she was fourteen her mother went to be with the Lord. At that time, Catherine accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. She met Abram Rempel and they were married May 5, 1945. They remained in Vauxhall until 1953 when, after farming proved difficult, they moved to Calgary. Catherine had a big heart for children, and she and Abram opened their home to foster children for fifteen years. She also took care of working mothers' children for thirty years, hardly missing a day during this time. Abram and Catherine raised six children, four of whom were adopted. Catherine is survived by her husband Abram; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Emily and Gord Klassen, Sharon Rempel, Doreen Rempel and Richard Harding; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Garry and Doris Rempel, and Albert Rempel; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer, David, Melany, Lisa, Jeremy, April, Michelle, Kelly and Jaden, all of Calgary. She is also survived by a sister Anne Andres of Linden, Alberta. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother and a daughter. Funeral Services will be held at Highland Mennonite Brethren Church (4018 Centre B Street N.W.) on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Harry Heidebrecht officiating. Graveside Service to follow at the Vauxhall Cemetery, Vauxhall, Alberta where her father is also laid to rest. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Mennonite Central Committee, 76 Skyline Crescent S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2K 5X7. Sorrow not as those without hope, but as those who will be with her and the Lord forever and ever. Oh what a blessed hope, when the trumpet of the Lord will sound and we will rise to be with her and the Lord forever and ever. In living memory of Catherine Rempel, 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 (6/24/97).
RENAUD - Mr. Alain Renaud, beloved husband of Regina of Calgary, passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on Sunday, November 2, 1997, after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 66 years. Alain was born on May 27, 1931 in Marcelin, Saskatchewan. He moved to Alberta in 1950, and became employed with Alberta Brewers Agents Ltd. in that year. Alain worked with A.B.A. for over forty years and retired from his position as General Manager in June 1991. Alain attended the University of Alberta and completed a certificate in Management Development in 1970. Through his life and actions, Alain demonstrated he was a man of honesty, integrity and generosity; touching everyone he met in a special way. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Pepere will be missed by all of us. Besides his loving wife of forty-four years, Alain is also survived by his six children, Priscille and her husband Dr. Paul Caffaro of Slave Lake, Raymond and his wife Angela of Calgary, Sylvia and her husband Rick Pratt of Slave Lake, Marc and his wife Andree Blouin of Calgary, Gerald and his wife Darlene of Abbotsford, B.C., and Carmen and her husband Brian Ferrier of Calgary; and twelve grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, George Renaud and wife Marge, Margaret Laventure, Victor Renaud and wife Marg, Dora Cameron and husband Jim, Jayne Exner and husband Joe, Evelyn Heuer, Denis Renaud and wife Faye-Ann, and Arlene Hemmings. Alain was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Juliette. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.), on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, on Thursday, November 6, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John A. Bastigal of St. James' Catholic Church, Okotoks, Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2M 3J3. In living memory of Alain Renaud, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (11/4/97).
RENNIE - James Peter Rennie passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital following a brief illness on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the age of 87 years. He will be greatly missed, but lovingly remembered by his sister Jean of Edmonton; son Jim; daughter-in-law Lorraine; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jamie, all of Calgary; and his many friends and relatives around the world. Jim was born in Edmonton on May 7, 1910, the second youngest of nine children. He married Verna May Porter of Edmonton in 1936, and they remained a loving and inseparable couple for fifty-seven years until her death in 1993. Jim worked as a newspaper reporter in Edmonton in the thirties and forties; served his country with distinction in the RCAF during the Second World War; and had a long and rewarding career in public relations with Imperial Oil Limited before retiring in 1973. He was a man of many parts - a talented writer and communication professional, a loving husband, a fitness fanatic and champion handball player, a friend and confidante to many, a devoted father and father-in-law, an outdoors enthusiast who loved to walk, a storyteller and raconteur, and ardent dancer, and avid reader, an amateur gardener and grower of giant tomatoes, a fan of Dixieland music, a connoisseur of good gin, and a proud and doting grandfather. Most of all however, he was a man for whom family was first and foremost. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bill Musselwhite officiating. Following the Service, family and friends are invited to the home of Jim and Lorraine Rennie to remember and celebrate the life of Jim Sr. A memorial donation on Jim's behalf may be made directly to Trinity Lodge Seniors Society, 1111 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4C9. Funeral and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/18/97).
RENNIE - Phyllis Lorraine died in Victoria, BC, on October 20, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, and is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Jorge) and Noreen (Richard); son Bradford (Faye); granddaughters, Nika, Nadine and Sara; sisters, Louise, Bernice and Tiny; and brothers, Sonny and Freddie. Born in Prince Rupert, BC, on August 19, 1926. Phyllis lived on the prairies for many years and returned to the west coast she loved in 1991. She enjoyed reading, gardening, walking her dog Simmy, spending time with family and crocheting for friends and the needy. She will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. A private Graveside Service will be held at Royal Oak Burial Park. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Telephone: 1-250-384-5512 (10/22/97).
REPP - James William. Passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice in Calgary on June 14, 1997 at the age of 44 years. Jim will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Pamela; his parents, Bill and Dorothy; his children, Shauna and her husband Chris Bullivant, Dwayne and Krista; his grandchildren, Bryan, Karlie and Victoria Bullivant; his sisters, Marilyn, Diane (Brian), Gail (Rick), Sherry and Gloria (Mike); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be fondly remembered by his in-laws, Roberta and Roy Nichol, and Arlo and Frances Wills; his sister-in-law Wendy Walker; and his brothers-in-law, George Fleet, and Doug and Greg Wills. Jim was predeceased by his first wife Gail Repp, and baby Alyssa. He was a long-time employee of Shell Canada Resources, and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES, Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Neil Muth officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Agape Manor Hospice for the care and kindness given to Jim and his family at this time. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes in Jim's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2, or to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B8. At Foster's Funeral Homes (Garden Chapel) annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Jim. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOME, Garden Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (6/17/97).
REWCASTLE - Bryana Dawn Rewcastle, beloved daughter of Don and Elaine Rewcastle of Calgary, and sister to Kyle, passed away tragically on Sunday, July 20, 1997 at the age of 16 years. Bryana was born in Winnipeg, MB on April 23, 1981. She attended Southwood Elementary, Elboya Junior High and completed Grade Ten in Western Canada High School in Calgary. Bryana's enthusiasm for life exuded through her love of music, sports and academics. She played the violin and viola for the Suzuki Music Institute and as well was a member of the Mount Royal Intermediate Orchestra. She also played trumpet and french horn in her junior high school band. Sports always played an important part of her life, this was displayed through her participation in baseball, the Foothills Soccer Association, her love of snow boarding and enjoying the outdoors. A special place in her heart was her cabin in Manitoba. Receiving higher education played a very important part in her life, this was evidenced by her academic achievements in school, often reaching the Honor Role. This was also displayed by her recent enrollment in summer school to obtain advanced courses. The new-found responsibility of a part-time job at Sport Chek meant a great deal to Bryana in reaching out for her independence. It was an opportunity for her to demonstrate skills she developed in the Junior Achievement Program. Bryana will always be lovingly remembered by her family and friends, because of her enthusiasm and spirit in life. When the shadows of night are falling And we are sitting alone There always comes a longing dear If you could only come home. Besides her loving parents, Bryana is survived by her brother Kyle, to whom she was devoted; her grandfather Ross Baker of Winnipeg, MB; her grandmother Sarah Rewcastle of Winnipeg, MB; her uncles and aunts, Bob and Myrna Baker, Ted and Lynne Rewcastle and Bill Baker; as well as by her cousins, Naomi Baker, Kristen and Jennifer Rewcastle. Bryana is predeceased by her grandmother Agnes Baker, and grandfather Ed Rewcastle. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, July 23, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Riverview United Church (824 Imperial Way S.W.), on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Hillson officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bryana Rewcastle Educational Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Nova Scotia, 205, 2525 Woodview Drive S.W., Calgary, T2W 4N4. In living memory of Bryana Rewcastle, 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 (7/23/97).
REYES - Ramon Capili Reyes, beloved husband of Mrs. Flordeliza Reyes, of Calgary, passed away July 11, 1997 after a difficult battle with cancer. As well as his wife Flora, he is survived by their daughters, Rizalyn and Rowena; his brother Angelito Reyes; his sister Corazon Tadiar; and numerous friends and other relatives who will all miss him dearly. He is predeceased by his father Alfredo Reyes, his mother Epigenia Reyes, and his sister Christina Aquirre. Ramon was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. He came to Canada in 1979 and has worked for Lucerne Foods for the entire time he has resided here. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 15 Templebow Road N.E. on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. William Corcoran, Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Rocky View Garden of Cemetery. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602 (7/14/97).