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1997: Deaths - Y

YAHOLNITSKY - Robert (Bob) Emil Yaholnitsky passed away suddenly as a result of an airplane accident on Friday, October 17, 1997. He was 49 years old. He was predeceased by his father Emil, mother Anne (Bobbie) and brother Nestor. He is survived by Mary-Ann, his wife of twenty-five years; daughters, Allison and Candice; and brother Douglas of Yorkton, SK. Bob was born and raised in Yorkton. He moved to Calgary in 1968 and became involved with the Restaurant business, first as chef and then as proprietor of his own establishments, Terrace Fifteen and Bobbie's Basque Style Restaurant. He was an avid flyer since age sixteen, having owned several aircraft over the years. In 1988 he became a licenced P.A.M.E. Bob will be missed most for his enthusiastic approach to life and strong commitment to helping those around him, he touched so many. He will be lovingly remembered by relatives and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 244 Templemont Drive N.E., on Wednesday, October 22, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Tom J. Carman officiating. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes, that if desired, a memorial tribute in Bob's memory be made to an organization of the donor's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/20/97).

YEREX - Mrs. Reta Mary Mildred Yerex of Strathmore, Alberta was born September 4, 1923 in Craigmyle, Alberta. Shewas promoted to heaven on October 7, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Reta was the only daughter ofpioneer homesteaders Norman and Beatrice McRae. She was predeceased by her parents and two older brother, Stan(Graydon) McRae of New Westminster, B.C., and Harvey McRae of Wetaskiwin. She is survived by her husband offifty-seven years, Art Yerex of Strathmore; her younger brother Rod McRae of Peace River; her two children, Darcy (Fern)Yerex of Calgary and Retalee (Dennis) Ratzlaff of Surrey, B.C.; five grandchildren, Holly (Lee) Thiessen of Priddis, Darin(Robin) Yerex and Danny Yerex of Calgary, Dana Ratzlaff and Darcy Ratzlaff of Surrey; five great-grandchildren, Brett,Tanner and Paige Thiessen of Priddis, and Odessa and Talena Yerex of Calgary. Funeral Service Saturday, October 11, 1997at Strathmore Alliance Church at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Darrell Young officiating. Interment Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Inlieu of flowers, memorials may be made directly to the Salvation Army (1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B9).WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Phone: 934-5666 (10/9/97).

YESDRESYSKI - Sergeant David Leonard Yesdresyski passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at the age of 54. Predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1984. He will be dearly missed by his family, loving mother Rose Yesdresyski of Kelowna; daughter Marnie Yesdresyski of Edmonton; two sons, David and Dwayne Yesdresyski of Edmonton; three sisters, Joan Richter (Dave) of Kelowna, Lynn Webb (Keith) of Armstrong, B.C., Bonnie Penner (Harvey) of White Rock, B.C.; nieces, nephews and extended family. Sadly predeceased by his brother Gerry, and father Len. He served for thirty-six years as a photographic technician with the Canadian Armed Forces. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. with Reverend Keith Webb officiating. Interment to take place in Cold Lake, Alberta. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, Kelowna, B.C. Telephone: 1-250-860-7077 (6/12/97).

YOUNG - James "Jim" Young of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Brentwood NursingHome on December 28, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Jim was predeceased by his wife Edna onDecember 17, 1996. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Betty and son-in-lawGordon Russell; his grandsons, Michael and Gordan; and by numerous other relatives andfriends. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPELFUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, January 1, 1998 between 1:00 and 4:00p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, January2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. with Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friendsdesire, donations may be made to donor's choice. At Foster's Garden Chapel's annual ChristmasCandlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Jim.FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/31/97).

YOUNG - Mr. Leonard (Len) Young, beloved husband of Aurora Young, of Calgary, passed away at Foothills Hospital on June 3, 1997 at the age of 74 years. Len was born in Edmonton in 1922. He was a World War II veteran serving in motor torpedo boats in Europe, and doing convoy duty in Corvettes during the battle of the Atlantic. He worked for many years as an industrial electrician in the Yukon Territory and in Alberta. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 1, and a member of the Golden Age Club. A memorable occasion of Len's was receiving his pilot's licence when he was in his late forties. Besides his loving wife, Len is also survived by his children, from his first marriage, Lynda Taylor of Calgary; from his second marriage, Larry and his wife Dorothy Young of Vancouver, David Young of Whitehorse, Sharon and her husband James Fleury of Brennens Hill, PQ, Allen Young of Ottawa; his son-in-law Ron Watkinson of Thunder Bay; his stepchildren, Sandra, Debbie, Carol, Gerry, Dave and their families; as well as six grandchildren, Jennifer, Lori, Nichole, Deborah, Michelle and Jerry. He is also survived by a sister Evelyne and her husband Lester Faulkner. Len was predeceased by his first wife Pearl, second wife Mary, and his youngest daughter Lenora and granddaughter Danielle Watkinson on March 21, 1997. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, June 7, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at a later date in the Field of Honor at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In living memory of Leonard Young, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (6/7/97).

YULE - Margaret Elizabeth, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 1997, at her home in Saanichton, B.C. Margaret is survived by her loving sons, Gordon (Louise) and David (Lynne); two grandchildren, Michael and Kenneth; two sisters, Doris Brigham and Mary-Lou (Gordon) Holland; and many other family and friends. A private Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, October 22, 1997 at FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 1-250-658-5244 (10/23/97).

YURCHEVICH - Stephan (Steve) Yurchevich, beloved husband of Ann, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on September 9, 1997, at the age of 69 years. Steve was born on December 26, 1927 in Okucani, Croatia and came to Canada in 1929 with his mother and two brothers. Reunited with their father who emigrated from Croatia the previous year, the family resided in the Camrose area before moving to Calgary in 1941. Steve joined his father and brothers as a partner in NY Construction, where he was responsible for the construction of many Calgary churches and schools. Steve's leisure time was spent with his family and many friends coaching and participating in numerous sports and outdoor activities, including a very active involvement in the Calgary radio control sailplane community. Steve will be remembered for his honesty and integrity, devotion to his family, innovative craftsmanship and for his love of life. Besides his loving wife of forty-six years, Steve will also be remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Louise of Vancouver, B.C.; and his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bill of Calgary. He is survived by his brother Joseph; his sister Anne; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Juliana, and his brother John. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 - 24 Avenue N.W.), today, September 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John F. Murphy, C.S.B., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust (Rockyview General Hospital, Unit No. 82), 1055 - 7 Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 3E9. In living memory of Steve Yurchevich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (9/12/97).

YUSKOW - On Wednesday, October 22, 1997, Frank Yuskow of Calgary, beloved husband of Mabel Yuskow passed away in the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 78 years. Besides his loving "Hun", Frank is survived by his brothers and sisters, Helen Kaspick and husband Vern of Calgary, Carl and wife Lillian Yuskow of Edmonton, Bill and wife Florence Yuskow of Calgary, Tony and wife Harriett Yuskow of Winnipeg, Olga Masur and husband Gus of Melville, Saskatchewan, Nellie Andrews and husband Bill of Birds Hill, Manitoba; and sister-in-law Ann Yuskow of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his brother Peter. If desired, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, October 26 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Leonard Hagel V.F. officiating. Graveside Services will follow in the Field of Honor, Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (10/26/97).