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BANIKHIN, Audrey Alice (nee Vavasour) [with photo]
Audrey was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and married her high school beau, Cyril, in 1949 on the eve of Confederation with Canada. Their home in St. John's was a warm and welcoming haven for family, friends and newcomers to the island who quickly learned the true meaning of Newfoundland hospitality. When Audrey and Cyril retired to Kelowna in 1986, they took with them their humour and generous spirit, quickly making new and lasting friends. With her health failing in 2001, Audrey moved to Calgary to be closer to her children. We wish to especially thank the staff of Unit 300 at the Beverly Centre, Glenmore, for their kindness and care for Mom, but most particularly during these last few months of her illness. Their compassion will never be forgotten. At Audrey's request, there will be no Funeral Service. Following Cremation, her ashes will be taken to join Cyril's in Kelowna. If friends desire, memorial donations in her memory may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8 (Telephone 1-800-616-8816; www.alzheimer.ca). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM.
BLACKMORE, Mary Jane
Mary Jane is survived by her children and their spouses: Gloria (Ken) Mercer of Calgary, Walwin (Joan) Blackmore of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, Leonard (Joanne) Blackmore of London, ON and Janet (Brian) Friesen of Calgary; her grandchildren: James, Tim (Lynn), Pamela, Natalie, Stephanie, Kayla and Kimberley; her great-grandson Jeremy-James; her brother Chesley Mouland of Toronto, ON; and her sister Olive Legrow of Bauline, NL. She was predeceased by her husband Hector Blackmore; and two granddaughters, Cindy and Tracy Blackmore. Funeral Services will be held at the Salvation Army Glenmore Temple (921 68th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Cambridge, ON. Announcements to follow at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Mary's honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403)264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or the Canadian Bible Society, 110 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0B8 Telephone: (403)261-4827. www.biblesociety.ca In living memory of Mary Blackmore, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E, Calgary, AB T2X 3J3. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
CAISSE, Gertrude Marie [with photo]
COX - Emma Elizabeth (nee Clarke) [with photo]
Emma was born on September 12, 1934 in Crocker's Cove, Newfoundland to the late William (Will) and Elizabeth Clarke (nee Harvey). As a young couple with two small children Emma and Bill left Newfoundland in 1960 to begin a prosperous yet hard-working life in Rexdale, Ontario. Emma and Bill enjoyed life on Stony Lake during their retirement. After forty-one years in the Toronto area, they moved to Alberta in 2001 to be closer to their daughter and her family. Emma will always be remembered for her tenacity and her good humour which never wavered even through all her difficulties towards the end of her life. She was fiercely devoted to and proud of her family and will be remembered lovingly by all who knew her from Eastern to Western Canada.
Emma's family expresses their gratitude to all those who cared for Emma during her illness especially all the devoted nurses in Unit 47 at the Foothills Hospital and Dr. Allison Murray. Emma spent her final days at the Agape Manor Hospice where she received tender loving care, the family is grateful for all the compassion given to Emma and to the family. Thank you to Dr. Bruce Hoffman and his staff for the love and care given to Emma from October 2007 to mid February 2008. The family will be forever grateful for all your support. A special thank you to all her "Condo Buddies" and all the friends who visited Emma during her stay in the Foothills and at Agape.
Those wishing to pay their respects and wanting to celebrate Emma's life may do so at the Berkshire Citadel Community Church (222 Sandarac Drive N.W.) on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens (17 Avenue S.E. and Garden Road.). In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Emma's memory to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or the Agape Manor Hospice. "Rest in Peace with Bill." Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.
HEIMBECKER, Elizabeth Grace (nee Saint)
Calgary Herald December 13, 2008 (Saturday)
KEATING, Wayne Gerald.
KIRKBY - Robert (Bob) Lott
Bob is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bob Kirkby and Louise Nesterenko; daughter and son-in-law, Iris and Gary Hungle; four grandchildren, Keith, Taunya, Garett and Meghan; four step-grandchildren, Shawn, Natalie, Walter and Nick; seven great-grandchildren; several extended family; as well as his nieces, Robyn and Pam and nephews Frank, Bill and Brian. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 2006, his parents, Raymond and Ivy, his brother Ray and his sister Frieda. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 - 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 (Telephone 403-290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com ). In living memory of Robert Kirkby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
LORRAIN - Michael Rene
became the proud parents of their beloved son Mason... the greatest joy
his life. Mike is also survived by his loving mother, Elsie (Bill) Janzen,
of Red Deer; his brother Dave (Sandy) Lorrain, of Calgary; his sister
Theresa Belik, of Lethbridge; his sister Kim (Ray) Etcell, of Sydney,
Australia; his brother Dan (Val) Lorrain, of Fort McMurray; his sister
Bonnie Lorrain, of St. John's, Nfld., and thirteen nieces
and nephews. Mike
was predeceased by his father in 1996 and will be laid to rest at his
during a family Memorial Service at a later date.
MacDONNELL, Hamlin (Hammy) Lorne [with photo]
Besides his loving wife Lucy Davis, Hammy is survived by Lucy's sons, William of Toronto, ON and Brian, of Calgary, AB; father Angus MacDonnell of Miramichi, NB; brothers, Audie MacDonnell, Troy and Ann MacDonnell; sister Cheyenne Poirier; two nephews, Patrick and Cole; and a niece Jessica. He was predeceased by his mother Ethyle MacDonnell; and brother, Ricky MacDonnell. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2008 in Miramichi, NB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In living memory of Hammy MacDonnell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E. Phone: 403-256-9575.
MARTIN, James Joseph
Jim met Joyce Taylor in Banff and they were married on May 29, 1964. They moved to Fort McMurray where they resided for many years while he was employed with the Great Canadian Oil Sands. In the fall of 1975, they moved to Sarnia, ON until 1978 when they moved back to Alberta, where they have resided in Calgary since. Jim had been a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion where he enjoyed many crib tournaments. Jim was an avid bowler and camper although he did not go without his black and white television for his baseball addiction.
Besides his loving wife Joyce, Jim is survived by one son Brad and one daughter Dawn, both of Calgary. Jim is the last survivor of a large family consisting of seven sons and five daughters. Jim was also predeceased by his parents David and Margaret Martin. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 403-521-3433) or to the Sarcee Hospice, 3504 - 29 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 2L3 (Telephone 403-685-6460). In living memory of Jim Martin 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.
McDONALD, Jim [with photo]
Jim had sold Calgary Street Talk, a monthly street newspaper sponsored by CUPS Community Health Centre, since the paper was first published in 1997 and had sold other street newspapers before that time. A tribute to Jim McDonald will be published in the February edition of Calgary Street Talk.
Jim was predeceased by his mother, Rose; father, Vince; and three brothers: Vince, Gerry and Dennis. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Amanda Johnston; six sisters: Effie, Janet, Doreen, Barb, Louise and Cathy, and six brothers: Tony, John, Dave, Ray, Glen and Paul. Jim's family appreciates the love and support he received from his friends and Calgary Street Talk customers. If you wish to make a donation in Jim's memory, the family thanks you. Please may cheques payable to: Hoskins Funeral Home, in memory of Jim McDonald, Nfld. A2B 1E8. Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium. Telephone 297-0888.
MERRICK - Alma Caroline (nee Matthews)
Alma was a stay at home Mom. After her children were grown she began her volunteer life at the Rockyview General Hospital. Starting in the ER, she soon moved to the nursery. Alma knit thousands of hats for her darling new babies and several layettes for the Rockyview's first newborn of the year. On January 24, 2008 while in Rosedale Hospice, Alma was presented with both her 8000 Hour and 20 Year pins from her beloved Rockyview General Hospital.
Alma was very active in her church, beginning with Sunday School, CGIT and later on with various ladies groups in St. John's, NL, Eganville, ON and finally St. Matthew's United Church in Calgary. During a recent visit to her home church (George Street) in St. John's she discovered a picture of her CGIT group taken in 1938, a copy of which now hangs in her home.
Alma was a very active curler, who along with her rink of Peggy Lee, Audrey Gateman and Jeanette Morstead skipped her team to an eight ender on January 5, 1976 at the Glencoe Curling Club during the ladies city play-downs. She also loved golfing, bridge and camping. She especially enjoyed Christina Lake, BC and spent many summers camping there.
Alma is survived by the love of her life, Bob; her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Wayne Dixon, Lynn and Craig Sampsel, Gail and Jerry Hilton and Donna Davies; and by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Karyn Merrick. She leaves behind her greatest legacy, her eleven grandchildren, David (Pam), Ian (Marilyn), Trina (Trevor), Dan (Keri), Kari, Rob (Natalie), Alison, April, Steve (Marnie), Katie, Mallory; and her nine great-grandchildren Sarah, Rachel, Emily, Ben, Lauren, Mollie, Matthew, Calvin and Donivan. Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew's United Church (2039 - 26A Street S.W.) on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com As a tribute to Alma's benevolent spirit, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary Society, No. 300, 628 - 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0H6 (Telephone 403-263-4525). Bob and his family would like to thank the marvellous staff at the Rosedale Hospice and Home Care Calgary for their help in making Alma comfortable during her illness. In living memory of Alma Merrick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.
NEALE, Dr. E.R. Ward [with photo]
Ward was born in Beaconsfield, PQ. After war service with the Royal Canadian Navy, Ward studied earth science at McGill University (B.Sc. 1949) and Yale University (Ph.D. 1952). He soon made his mark with several eminent and innovative scientific studies, including stimulating interpretations of the history of the openings and closings of the Atlantic Ocean. Ward had many talents, especially in the recruiting and leadership of teams of brilliant young scientists and as a catalyst, spearheading national programs for the public awareness of science. His scientific career alternated between the Geological Surveys of Canada and Memorial University of Newfoundland, with his university career culminating in very effective service as Memorial's Vice-President (Academic). His national scientific leadership included terms as President of the Canadian Geoscience Council and as President of the Geological Association of Canada. Numerous honours included honorary degrees from the University of Calgary and from Memorial University, appointment to the Order of Canada and to the Royal Society of Canada, the Bancroft Medal Award from the Royal Society and the Ambrose Medal and the Neale Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The latter medal was established to recognize outstanding achievements in the public awareness of earth science and named the Ward Neale Medal, a very special honour indeed. After retirement in 1987 Ward became very active in public awareness of science in the Calgary area schools and worked out of the Geological Survey offices in Calgary. He was a member of the Seniors, Skrastins and Evergreen hiking and cross country ski clubs. He regularly participated in the Edmonton Canadian Birkebeiner ski race and was the oldest participant in the Lake Louise Loppet in 2008. He was a regular in the Alberta Wilderness Calgary Tower climb and was the leading fund raiser in the recent climb in spring 2008. He was also very active in the Unitarian Church.
Ward made a lasting impression on everyone he met or worked with and over the years was a mentor to many of his students and colleagues. A Private Family Service will be held. A Memorial Service will be held on June 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Alberta Room at the Dining Centre, University of Calgary. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca ) or to the E.R.W. Neale Undergraduate Scholarship of The G.A.C. (Newfoundland Section www.mun.ca/earthsciences/undergrad/Scholarships.php ). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In living memory of Ward Neale, 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.
SCOTT, Arthur Gordon
Besides his loving wife Muriel, Arthur is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Georgina, Jim and Marie, and one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara MacKenzie and Rick Rudolf, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Pearl Martin of Sydney, NS and Dorothy MacNeil of Halifax, NS. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In living memory of Arthur Scott, 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.
SWAN, Gregory Duane
WILLIAMS - Randolph James "Randy" [with photo]
We are proud to call this man husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Leaving to mourn this great loss is the love of his life, wife Ann Marie. He will also be forever remembered by his sons Ryan, Matthew (Nadine), only daughter Stephanie and two precious grandchildren Austin and Reegan Williams. Also leaving to mourn are Randy's parents Ambrose and Mary Williams, brothers Peter (Mary), Robbie (Tina), Paul (Michelle), sisters Charlene (Randy), Marina (Chris) and Gail (Carl); parents-in-law Tom and Sheila Mahoney; sisters-in-law Brenda (Tom) and Colleen; brother-in-law Tommy (Michelle); nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large circle of friends, especially the "WaterValley Campers". "Many people walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart, and Randy you left huge footprints in our hearts". Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, tributes in Randy's memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation's Underwear Affair by contributing to team "Georgie On My Mind". Additional information can be found by phoning the Alberta Cancer Foundation (403)269-3337, or www.uncoverthecure.org or by contacting Sherrall Vejprava. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com A Memorial Service for Randy will be held at a later date in St. John's, Newfoundland. In living memory of Randy Williams, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403)276-2296.
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