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SHANER - Rose Shaner, born North Dakota, October 28, 1905; died Calgary, November 5, 1997. Rose was one of six children of a pioneer family who settled Western Canada. She remembers, as a child of four, arriving in Canada from the U.S. by railroad. Her father Andrew Willy, held her hand and walked with his family across the border to a new country and a new promise and future. The family settled in Blaine Lake for a short while before relocating to St. Walburg. They arrived there before the railroad and established the first general store in the area. That trip was made with a team of oxen. As the eldest child, Rose was taken out of school after completing grade eight to work at the family store. She loved school and cried about not being able to continue. Her education did go on at the store where she learned something of business and even bartered furs and learned some Cree. Rose worked in Vancouver and Calgary before moving to Swift Current where she married a farmer Cort Shaner in 1936. They were each other's best friends. She loved gardening, cooking, entertaining friends and especially sport fishing. She spent a huge amount of time caring for her mother and sister who both suffered through very difficult diseases. She was a regular volunteer at nursing homes in Swift Current. She had a sense of humor that lasted to the end even though her last few months were also very difficult. Rose was rewarded with her first great-granddaughter Alacia in August. In our minds she established her own eternal itinerary in waiting for this birth. She is survived by her loving granddaughters, Susan Cortes and Karan Shaner; and son-in-law Luis Cortes and Arnold Enge. She also is survived by her son Jim Shaner and his wife Kelda; as well as a brother Raymond Willy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Cort Shaner in 1982. The family would like to thank the excellent care-givers at the Forest Grove Care Centre who made her life as comfortable as possible over the last few months and to the Trinity Lodge and their excellent staff who provided wonderful service over the last four years. A special thanks to Dr. Len Aldridge who provided the counseling and medical care that gave Rose quality at the end of her life. If friends so desire, a memorial tribute may be made to Osteoporosis Society of Alberta, 1020, 910 - 7 Avenue, S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 3N8, or Rotary Foundation - Canada, P.O. Box 34254 RPO Westbrooke, Calgary, AB T3C 9Z9. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. at MEMORIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, Calgary. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E., Calgary. Telephone: 403-216-1386 (11/7/97).
SHARP - Helma, beloved wife of the late Bill Sharp, passed away suddenly at home December3, 1997 at Vulcan, Alberta at the age of 75 years. Beloved mother of one daughter Rose (Don)Fox of Vulcan; two sons, Bill (Lynne) of Vulcan and John (Dorothy) of Coleman; ninegrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother Les (Marion) Greaves of Calgary; threesisters, Marion Henry, Lela Avery, both of Bassano, and Edith (Harvey) Fuller of Brooks;numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral Service Monday, December 8, 1997at 11:00 a.m. at Vulcan United Church with Rev. Don Watt officiating. Interment, MountainView Memorial Gardens, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, Calgary, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu offlowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helma's memory could be made to either theVulcan United Church Memorial Fund, Box 275, Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0 or charity of yourchoice. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633 (12/6/97).
SHARPE - Mr. Edward Alexander Sharpe passed away following a courageous battle with heartdisease. He is survived by his loving son Barry; as well as his two sisters, Marie O'Bertous andBetty Pope; his brothers, Harold and Tom. He was predeceased by his brother John. Ed was bornin Calgary and served overseas from 1939 to 1945 during World War II, following the war hecontinued his career in the R.C.A.F. He was active in the Masonic Lodge and the Star. He lovedhunting, fishing and the outdoors. His family was very important to him and he will be lovinglyremembered by them. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUMCHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within Queen's Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, December 17,1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Cook officiating. The family would like to express theirgratitude to E.M.S. and the staff at the Rockyview Hospital. Special thanks to Rick Goodwin forhis efforts to save Ed. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart &Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. Funeral and Cremationarrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "CalgaryCrematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/17/97).
SHAW - James Miller Shaw of Midnapore, Alberta, passed away on Saturday, December 6,1997 at the age of 85 years. James was born in Midnapore, AB on Tuesday, June 25, 1912.He was a third generation descendent of the Shaw Family of Midnapore who homesteadedsouth of Fish Creek in 1883. Jim lived all of his life on land settled by his grandparents andfarmed that land, now developed as the communities of Canyon Meadows, Millrise andShawnessy. A gentle man of generous nature, he was an active member of I.O.O.F.Hillhurst Lodge No. 46, having joined in 1939 and was a Past Grand Master of the GrandLodge of Alberta. He was proud of, and had very much enjoyed his participation in theOddfellows Eye Screening Program. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and uponretirement travelled the world several times. His gardens and the enjoyment he derivedfrom growing are fondly remembered by, and will continue because of seeds passed alongto friends and family. Jim was a Gold Card Member of the Southern Alberta Pioneers andlong time benefactor and active member of the parish of St. Paul's Anglican Church,Midnapore. Jim is survived by his sister Irene Brown; and step-children, Bill (June) Reeves,Bob (Mary) Reeves and Marilyn (Wendell) LePan; and by step-daughter-in-law Jeanne Grey.He greatly influenced and will be lovingly remembered by ten grandchildren, sixgreat-grandchildren and an extended family of nieces, nephews and their children. Jim waspredeceased by wives, Lila (1971) and Mary (1993), step-son Jack Grey, parents, Maltmanand Maud Shaw, sisters, Frances Borgal, Annie Lineham, Mary Hunt, Carrie Klavano, andbrother Bill Shaw. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish CreekChapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, December 11, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with theRev. Robert Griffin of the Anglican Christ Church, Millarville, AB officiating. GravesideService to follow at St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, (Midnapore), 14620 Macleod Trail S.E.Following the Graveside Service, relatives and friends are invited to meet with the familyat Shawnee Slopes Golf Course, 820 - 146 Avenue S.W. If friends so desire, memorialtributes may be made directly to "St. Paul's Church MCES Trust Fund", St. Paul's AnglicanChurch (14620 Macleod Trail S.E.), for the preservation of St. Paul's Church andCemetery. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (12/10/97).
SHAW - Mrs. Marie Shaw, beloved wife of Mr. Alex Shaw of Calgary, passed away suddenly atthe Foothills Hospital on November 30, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Marie was a loving wife offifty-one years. She was avid in sports such as swimming and bowling. Marie was along-standing member of the Eagles Club. She is the loving mother of Sherryn and Ralph VanHorne of Saanichton, B.C., Larry and Betty Shaw, Randy Shaw, David and Debbie Shaw, BrendaClandfield, all of Calgary, and Gloria and John McGregor of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; as wellas fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by six brothers andtwo sisters. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "ParkMemorialChapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 4, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the RevJohn L.Maes officiating. Graveside Service to follow in "Holy Family Catholic Cemetery"at EdenBrook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to theHeart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. Inliving memory of Marie Shaw, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOWDRIVE S.W.,CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/4/97).
SHAW - Mr. Victor Woodrow of Calgary, Alberta, passed away peacefully on June 9, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Vic is survived by his wife Sherry; one daughter Janice; and two sons, Neil and Phillip; three grandchildren, Nesha, Nicole and Allan; and two great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Shirley Janet. Vic was predeceased by his wife Rosella in 1977. Vic was born November 9, 1918. His many talents and humour brought joy to all his friends and family from woodworking to Guido-guilding, raising birds, motorcycles to oil painting. He has left us all a legacy of passion and zest for life. Vic was a long-standing active member of the Army and Navy Club of Calgary. Victor will be remembered by family and friends as husband, father, grandfather and friend who enriched the lives of everyone he touched. Friends and family are invited to Visitation at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Thursday, June 12, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In respect of Vic's wishes, and informal Graveside Service will be held on Friday, June 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Home Care Program (telephone: 228-7480). FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (6/12/97).
SHEETS - Josiah William Sheets, born September 13, 1909 at Sykeston, North Dakota, passed away October 17, 1997 at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre at the age of 88 years. Left to cherish wonderful memories are his wife Vera, married sixty-three years; two sons, Ken (Mary) Sheets, Bruce (Pauline) Sheets; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Bill is also survived by one sister and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Christopher Columbus and Albina May Sheets, six brothers and four sisters. Bill came to Foremost, Alberta in 1910 by train from Sykeston, ND; moved to Sundre in 1928. Bill married Vera Murray in 1934 and moved to Calgary. From Calgary they moved to Olds and in 1953 moved back to Calgary. Bill worked as a carpenter and retired in 1974. Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements and Cremation 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 (10/20/97).
SHEILS - Iona Adeline, passed away at the Didsbury District Long Term Care Facility on June 13, 1997. Iona was born on February 10, 1921 in Oyen, Alberta. She attended high school in Cereal and Chinook, then earned her Teaching Certificate from the Calgary Normal School. She moved to Didsbury in 1942 and taught school at Jutland, Midway and Didsbury for twenty-three years. Following her retirement, Iona continued to tutor students and substitute teach for another fifteen years. She felt very fortunate in knowing so many students and considered them as friends whom she did not forget. On October 13, 1944 she married J. Harold Sheils and they operated a mixed farm for many years in the Lone Pine District. During that time she was involved with the Lone Pine Oriole's Womens Girls Club, the Lone Pine Women's Institute and the Lone Pine Oldtimer's Association. One of Iona's proudest accomplishments was holding the office of Honored Royal Lady in the Didsbury Order of the Royal Purple Lodge No. 317 after having joined as a Charter Member. In 1989, she was given an Honorary Life Membership in the Lodge. Iona is survived by her loving daughters, Lorna Evenson of Calgary, Sheryl Taylor (Warren) of Chestermere Lake; one son Delbert Sheils and his wife Jane of Calgary; five grandchildren, James, William, Trevor, Jacqueline and Janice. She is also survived by a brother Ralph Odden of Calgary. Iona was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1992. Services will be held at Knox United Church in Didsbury at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 with Rev. Malcolm Profitt officiating. Interment to follow at the Didsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either The Canadian Diabetes Association or The Kidney Foundation of Canada (6/17/97).
SHELVEY - Steven Lewis Shelvey, beloved son and stepson of John and Nancy Simmonds, died September 16, 1997 at the age of 29 years. Survivors are his brother Kevin (Ann); and his devoted care givers, Jean and Ray Bourgonais and family. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. B. Lay officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Steven's name to the Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association, Box 82012, 1400 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2C 3W5. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (9/18/97).
SHERGER - Lucas Gerard Sussenguth, beloved first born son of Wayne and Chris, passed awayon December 6, 1997, born in Calgary on December 5, 1997. Along with his parents, Lucas issurvived by his grandparents, Linda and Jerry Sussenguth, and Shirley and Tony Sherger; as wellas his great-grandparents and all his aunts, uncles and cousins. Lucas will live on forever notonly in our hearts by also through his gift of sight to the H.O.P.E. Foundation. Special thanks tothe doctors, nurses and midwives at the Foothills Hospital N.I.C.U. and Maternity Ward. In lieuof flowers, donations may be made to the Foothills Hospital N.I.C.U. "Lucas you werewith usfor only a short time but you have changed our life forever. We will love you and miss youalways." Love Mom and Dad. "A little pink rose in my garden grew, The tiniest roseof all 'Twaskissed by the sun caressed by the dew. Oh little pink rose in my garden. Oh little pink rose 'twasyou. Oh little pink rose of your mother's heart Have you faded and gone away? Has the Gardenergathered my little pink rose For His loveliest garden today? Did He need one more blossom ofyour size and hue And was that the reason the Gardener chose you? Oh, little pink rose 'twasyou." Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERALSERVICES,"Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111. (12/8/97).
SHERIN - Jenny (Penny) Ella Sherin passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, June 22, 1997 at the age of 67 years. She will be lovingly remembered by son Richard (Judy Thomson); daughters, Judi and Laura (John) Roffel; grandchildren, Robert (Tracy), Brett, and Ryan; one brother Barney Wolthuis and family: Sue (Leif) and April, Diane (Terry), and Marina (Doug) and Zack; as well as other special nieces and nephews. Jenny will be remembered for the love and support she was always able to provide her family. Funeral Services will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3023 - 63 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Mutlow officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, a donation in Jenny's memory may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (6/24/97).
SHERMAN - (1912 - 1997) Mr. Ronald (Percy) Sherman of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice on Monday, June 9, 1997, at the age of 84 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a devoted father and grandfather and will be lovingly remembered by his son Robert and his wife Carol, granddaughters, Michelle and Robyn, a daughter Dell and her husband Barry, grandson Grant, granddaughters Jill, Kim and her husband Eugene and a great-grandson. He also leaves to mourn his passing, his brothers, Emil, Gerry, wife Pat; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine, husband Doug, Gloria, husband Leo; numerous nieces, nephews and many great friends. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Anna-Marie and Conrad, stepmother Esther, and sisters, Pauline and Mary. Miss Me But Let Me Go "When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want not tears or gloom-filled room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little - but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we all shared Miss me - but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone It's all part of the Master's plan A step on the road to home When you are lonely and sick of heart See family and friends we know Take time to heal, tho' we must part Miss me and let me go." Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, June 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Henry Schorr of Centre Street Church officiating. Private Graveside Service at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice, 920 - 7A Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2M 3J3. A special thank you to Dr. Daryl Jenken for his wonderful care and support during this trying time as well as a special thank you to Dr. William C. Neumann. A heartfelt thank you to all nurses and caregivers at the Rosedale Hospice. In living memory of Ronald Sherman, 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 (6/12/97).
SHIBLEY - Eva Martha Shibley of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home on Wednesday,October 8, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Eva is survived by her nieces, Cathy (Norman) Howarth of Calgary, Eva (Wayne)Donovan of Sydney, NS, and Marilyn (Brian) Cotterell; as well as her brother-in-law Norman Gilliham of Calgary. She ispredeceased by her sisters, Rose and Jenny, and her brother Tommy. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Father LacombeNursing Home (332 - 146 Avenue S.E.) on Friday, October 10, 1997 at 11:15 a.m. Arrangements in care of McINNIS &HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone:403-256-9575 (10/9/97).
SHIRLEY - It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of our beloved Trevor Allen Shirley. He passed away on July 14, 1997, surrounded by his loving wife and companion of forty-seven years, Corky and his devoted daughters. He passed away at the Foothills Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, July 19, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary. 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 and/or Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. In living memory of Trevor Shirley, 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 (7/19/97).
SHISHIDO - Nick Shishido passed away quietly on December 23, 1997 with his family by hisside, including his sister Chyo and her husband from Toronto. Predeceased by sons, Russell andDale. He is sadly missed by his wife Mae; sons, Colin, Shawn and his wife Judy; and grandsons,Cory and Grant. Heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses for their tireless and tender caregiven to him while in Peter Lougheed Hospital. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, Directors.Telephone: 297-0888 (12/29/97).
SHLAH - Mariam passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 96 years on November 25, 1997. She is survived by her beloved daughter Chafika Shlah; her grandchildren, Ghassan (Ghada), Marwan (Jamal), Adnan (Marion), Ryiad (Abir) Shlah, Nawal (Joseph) Estephan; and her great-grandchildren, Dima, Rima, Ribal, Raneen, Anese, Assmar and Sandra Shlah, Fayez, Carol and Reann Estephan. The family of Mariam wish to give their thanks to the staff of the Rockyview Hospital for providing care in her final weeks. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) this evening between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church (4208 - 17 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Rizg officiating. Donations in memory of Mariam may be made to St. Severius of Antioch Syrian Orthodox Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 22136, Bankers Hall, Calgary, AB T2P 4J5). As a tribute to Mariam, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to St. Severius of Antioch Syrian Orthodox Church Building Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422(11/27/97).
SHULER - Lillian (Lil) Hazel Shuler (nee Bell), beloved wife of forty-three years of David Alison Shuler of Calgary, passed away at the CareWest Sarcee Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 after a lengthy illness. Lil was born in Apohaqui, New Brunswick on September 11, 1912. She worked for The Bay for twenty-six years, retiring in 1968. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Besides her loving husband, Lil is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Campbell of Kimberley, B.C. and Vera Brown of Lethbridge, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Gordon Bell. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, July 25, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Mr. Arnie Chamberlain, Chaplain of CareWest Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital and Nursing Home officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery (Calgary). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Lillian Shuler, 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 (7/24/97).
SHULZ - S. Kim (Vernon). Kim passed away October 20, 1997. The kind and gentle mother of Christopher, David and Timothy; sister of Else, Martin and Lorraine. The most important time in her life was to remain home and raise her sons. Kim graduated from St. Michael's School of Nursing and spent thirteen of her happiest years nursing in Calgary. She spoke lovingly of co-workers Luleen, Ewa, Nancy, Debbie, Ramza, Cory and Barb Endman who were so supportive and made a difference in her life. She had a special love for Sharon, Connie, Cory and Hal and her beloved Dustin, Lucas and Jackson. She missed Reg, her loving compassionate friend and Donna, an earth angel, both who passed away before their time. Nieces and nephews, Jill, Brent, Terry, Dan, Kevin, Michael and Rachell and their partners and loved ones held a special place in her heart. She will miss Merle - longtime friend who always made the good times better and the hard days easier. She felt fortunate to have Sandi and Joe and Yvonne as caring neighbors. She will miss Bethany residents John and Ruth. Kim openly stated her opposition to violence against women, and wished to see men taking a stand with men and working to end violence and terror against men, women and children. She was involved in MADD and the Women's Shelters, and 745 Faint Hope Clause. Kim loved the out of doors, wildlife - the sun - and the peacefulness of the farm along the creek at Millarville, the precious hours with Martin, Lorraine and Else. For those living with Lupus she offers her compassion and hope. Thanks to Dr. Diane Wilson, Dr. Cynthia Farvolden and nurse Janet. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 25, at 1:30 p.m. at the Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive N.W. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lupus Society (10/22/97).
SIEGL - Maria, aged 73 years, of Calgary, passed away November 6, 1997 at her residence. Beloved mother of Maggie Flynn (Neil), St. Albert, Hans Siegel (Anna Mae) of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Mark Siegel, Carla-Marie Peebles, Tania Nahulak, Brandy Flynn, Michael Nahulak and Melody Flynn. Born in Vienna, Austria, she came to Edmonton, Canada in 1952. She was President of the United Ostomy Association of Canada and devoted many years to improving the quality of life for Ostomates worldwide. Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Calgary Regional Health Authority (Home Care), P.O. Box 4016, Station C, 320 - 17 Avenue S.W., T2T 5T1. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Service. Telephone: 228-4422 (11/7/97).
SIFERD - Vera Siferd passed away 28 June 1997. She is survived by her husband Charles C. Siferd; sons, Ralph D. Siferd and Clark A. Siferd; brother Roman D. Sluzar; and sister Irene Sluzar. If friends and family desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made 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 (6/30/97).
SIKORSKI - Joseph Sikorski of Maple Ridge, B.C., passed away September 30, 1997 at the age of 64 years, after a brief struggle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Ann; daughter Candace (John Suk) of Richmond, B.C.; his son Trevor (Geraldine) of London, England; his mother Dora Bancarz of Calgary; and many other relatives and friends. Joe was born in Wynyard, SK, and lived in Calgary for over thirty years. He was involved in the energy industry having worked for Amoco Canada. Later on he started Sikorski Seismic until retiring five years ago. Memorial Service Saturday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m., Northside Chapel, Port Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mission Fund, c/o Northside Chapel (10/3/97).
SILVER - Mrs. Evelyn Lillian Silver, beloved wife of Maurice Silver for over fifty-four years, passed away peacefully on September 7, 1997 at the age of 75 years. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by Maurice; her son Arthur and his wife Kory; her brothers, David Davids of Medicine Hat, Hymie Davids and his wife Mickey of Lethbridge; her sister Doreen Gorlin and her husband Len of Rancho Mirage, California; and her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her cherished son Leonard Marc in 1991, and her parents, Ida and Abraham Davids. Evelyn was a life member of Aliyah Chapter of Hadassah-Wizo and Beth Tzedec Synagogue. She was a very special, loving, caring person who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met or knew. She was famous for her kufals and chicken soup and had a talent for making everyone feel at home. She will be greatly missed by her large extended family of friends, their children and grandchildren. If friends so desire, donations in Evelyn's memory can be made to a charity of their choice, the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2) or Nursing Unit No. 71 at the Rockyview General Hospital (7007 - 14 Street S.W., T2V 1P9). Funeral Services will be held today, September 9, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. 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. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Rockyview Hospital Unit No. 71 for their concern and loving care during Evelyn's illness (9/9/97).
SILVESTER - Olive Nancy (nee Foster) of Calgary, passed away at the Care West Sarcee LongTerm Care Centre on Sunday, December 21, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Announcements laterby McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (12/27/97).
SIM - William "Bill" Cyrill Sim passed away peacefully at the Extendicare Scottish, on Saturday, June 28, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Bill is survived by two sisters, Janet McColeman and Isabell Needham both of Princeton, B.C.; nieces, Heather McColeman of London, England, Betty (Scotty) Thomson of Merrit, B.C. and Lynore (Jackie) Krenn of Princeton, B.C. and numerous other nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a special friend Arbie Fisher and her children Randy Fisher, Jaylene (Charles) Methot and Gaylene Fisher and partner Michael Playfair. Bill will also be sadly missed by Joshua and Amanda who knew him as Grandpa Bill. Bill is predeceased by his parents, James and Isabella Sim. During the Second World War, Bill served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and up until his passing, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 Branch. Bill was also a friend of Bill W. and long term member of the Garnet Block. Bill had a special place in his heart for animals, especially dogs of which he had many throughout his life. A special thanks to the Nursing staff and Doctors of the Rockyview Hospital and Extendicare Scottish. Friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary, From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Pierson's Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Lewry officiating. Bill will be laid to rest in Queen's Park Cemetery. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Sunrise Residence, 922 - 21 Avenue S.E. Calgary, T2G 1N1. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (7/1/97).
SIMMONDS - Alec Duncan Simmonds, passed away suddenly at Clearwater, B.C. on Friday, October 3, 1997 at the ageof 27 years. Alec will be joyously remembered by his wife Jennifer; his parents, Roy and Marilyn; his brother Neil; his sisterVanessa; and grandmother Ivy Pike; as well as many other family members and friends; and we cannot forget "Cujo". Aleclived life to the fullest and accepted and enjoyed each new challenge. He anticipated with excitement the role of parenthood,especially with the arrival of his first child expected on his birthday, January 11. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGEFUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Thursday, October 9, 1997 at1:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Rohrick of the Rockyview Alliance Church officiating. Cremation to follow. In keeping with hislove for soccer, in lieu of flowers, Alec would have liked donations to be made to the I.E.S.C. (International Eastside SoccerClub), P.O. Box 20033, R.P.O. Calgary Place, Calgary, AB, T2P 4J2 for the benefit of all kids that love the game. Funeraland Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone:299-0100 (10/9/97).
SINCLAIR - Mrs. Nora (nee Rea) Sinclair of Calgary, formerly of Vancouver, died on Friday, July 11, 1997 in her 82nd year. Nora was born in Stavely, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin, her parents, James and Selina Rea, her brothers, William, Alfred and Franklin, and her sister Mabel. Nora is survived by her sister Edna Schrag (nee Rea); her step-children, Ted, Andrew and Margaret; her nephews, James and Neville and her nieces, Ardeth and Sheila. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in Stavely, Alberta. The family would like to thank the nurses of Unit 47 of the Rockyview General Hospital for their understanding, kindness and loving care of our dear Nora. In living memory of Nora Sinclair, 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 (7/13/97).
SINCLAIR-FURGESON - M. Jane Sinclair-Furgeson, beloved wife of Peter Kim Furgesonof Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 16, 1997, after acourageous battle with cancer at the age of 45 years. Jane was born April 14, 1952 inOwen Sound, Ontario and received a Bachelor of Administration from the University ofRegina in 1992. She made a significant contribution to the financial institutions that sheworked for including the Royal and Credit Union. Jane provided expertise in the area ofloans and employee training programs because she enjoyed dealing with people from allwalks of life. She cherished those weekends with Peter at Lake Windermere at the Marina.Besides her loving husband, Jane is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Victoria andPaul Salvatore of Brooks, Alberta; stepdaughter Roni-Jean Furgeson and stepson CameronPeter Furgeson, both of Canmore, Alberta; mother Grace Sinclair of Brooks; two brothersand sisters-in-law, Doug and Joey Sinclair of Brooks, Alberta, Steve and Lee Sinclair ofCalgary; and sister Anne Miller of Regina, Saskatchewan; as well as numerous nieces andnephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "ParkMemorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, December 19, 1997 at3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rick Ball of Valley Christian Assembly, Invermere, officiating. FamilyGraveside Service to follow at Brooks Cemetery, Brooks, Alberta. 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. In living memory of Jane Sinclair-Furgeson, atree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAYFUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVES.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/17/97).
SINGH - Vevekanand "Vevek" Singh, 36 years of age, passed away on September 6, 1997. He was the son of Mr. Surajballi Singh and the late Mrs. Saraswatie Singh; the loving brother of Lakhram, Abhimanyu, Karan, Savitri, Sushella, Subhadra, Mandevi and the late Rajkumarie. Vevek will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, who were all dear to him. He will also be missed by his many special friends, close relatives and members of the Guyanese community. On Friday, September 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. the Service will take place in the Chapel of Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations to Vevek's favourite charity, The Lupus Society, would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 299-0111 (9/11/97).
SIRIANNI - Mr. Domenico Sirianni, beloved husband of Mrs. Elisebetta Sirianni of Calgary,passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Foothills Hospital on December 20,1997, at the age of 89 years. He was born in Sambiase-Lameziaterme, Catazaro, Italy on July 12,1908. Domenico was loved and admired by all those who knew him, and he was truly agentleman who worked very hard at keeping his family together. When his family was together,Domenico was at his happiest, his eyes shining like stars. The memories he has left behind willbe treasured always and he will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. Domenico was thehero and beloved father of five children, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Rosa Sirianni,Felicia and Salvatore Raso, and Giuseppina and Enrico Elia; and two sons and daughters-in-law,Bruno and Francesca Sirianni, and Salvatore and Dora Sirianni; twelve grandchildren, Peter,Rosa and Mike, Antonia and Carmine, Tina and Vince, Rino, Daniela, Lisa, Rosa, Franco,Felicia, Domenico, and Diana; and two great-grandchildren, Silvio and Jessica; and numerousnieces and nephews in Calgary and Victoria, B.C. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers atMcINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North),today, December 22, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Of GraceItalian and English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, December 23, 1997at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Valentino Alberton, C.S. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow atSt. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Domenico Sirianni, a tree willbe planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES"Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296(12/22/97).
SIROTA - Dorothy Sirota, beloved wife of Edward, of Montreal, Quebec, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on July 6, 1997, at the age of 81. Dorothy was the loving mother of Marcia of New York City, Perry and his wife Karen of Calgary, and Lorne of Winnipeg; and the grandmother of Rebecca, Joshua and Emily. She is survived by her sisters, Tauba Segall and Celia Atkins of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and Pearl Miro of Montreal; and by her brother Moe of Montreal. Dorothy had a long career as a community social worker, and later as a professor of social work at McGill University in Montreal. She sat on numerous committees and served two terms as a school trustee. In recent years, she wrote a weekly news column on aging. She had numerous hobbies, including painting and needlepoint. She was a devoted friend to many. Dorothy had a gentle and generous soul and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, July 9, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Calgary Jewish Academy. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of Calgary, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717 (7/9/97).
SISLEY - Mrs. Mary Louise Sisley, beloved wife of Mr. Stanley Sisley of Airdrie, passed away at the Agape Manor, Calgary, on November 10, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 77 years. Mary was born in 1920 in Calgary and lived in Huxley, where she received most of her schooling. In 1937, she moved with her family to Calgary and later graduated from Crescent Heights High School. In 1941, she married Stanley and together, they operated North Balmoral Grocery until 1980, at which time they retired to Airdrie. Mary will be remembered for her devotion to her family and for her love of gardening, horses and nature. Besides her loving husband, Mary is also survived by her family, a son and daughter-in-law, David and Carol of Sicamous, B.C.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ellen and Mike of Airdrie, and Margaret of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Kenn, Yvonne and her husband Chris, Steven, Christa and her fiance D.J., Jim and his wife Heather, Nadine, and Kevin. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Katelin, Kelland, Brooke, Jaimi and Tye. Funeral Services will be held at St. Francis of Assissi Anglican Church (130 Albert Street) today, November 13, 1997, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gene Packwood officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302- 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1B8. In living memory of Mary Sisley, 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 (11/13/97).
SISSON - Mr. Emmerton (Em) Sisson, beloved husband of Kathleen, passed away peacefully athis residence on December 30, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Besides his loving wife, he issurvived by his daughter Dorothy Spicer; son Peter (Anne); five grandchildren, Tara, Jason,Kristofur, Robert and Leah. He is also survived by four brothers, Joe (Dorothy), Harry (Ardath),Ray (Vera), Frank; two sisters, Muriel and Nora; as well as many nieces and nephews. He servedwith the Royal Canadian Navy from 1941 to 1945 and worked as a Customs Officer with theFederal Government. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 703Heritage Drive S.W. on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Karl English and Rev.Marion Barclay officiating. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to theAlberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary ABT2N 4N2. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (12/31/97).
SITKU - Mr. Istvan Steve Sitku, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Sitku of Calgary, passed awaypeacefully at the Rockyview Hospital on December 28, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of71 years. Steve was born in Nyiradony, Hungary on July 3, 1926, moved to Calgary in 1957 andhas resided here since. Throughout his life, Steve was an exceptional craftsman who designedand assembled fine furniture with the Tresco Desk Company until his retirement in 1988. Stevewas a member of St. Istvan Men's Society of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, as wellas a faithful parishioner of longstanding of the Church. Besides his loving wife Maria, Steve issurvived by his sister Anna Ander of Calgary and his cousin Andrew Vajta and his wife Helen ofEdmonton; as well as relatives and friends in Hungary and in Calgary. Relatives and friends areinvited to Prayers at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) onThursday, January 1, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth ofHungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. withthe Rev. Istvan Zachfalvy, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook MemorialGardens, Calgary, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. Inliving memory of Steve Sitku, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W.,CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/31/97).