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Newfoundland Obituaries
From The Calgary Herald
2008

 

BANIKHIN, Audrey Alice (nee Vavasour) [with photo]
February 1, 1930 - July 27, 2008
Calgary Herald July 30, 2008 (Wednesday)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death in Calgary of Audrey Banikhin on July 27, 2008 at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her husband Cyril (1992) and is survived by her children Diane (Ken) Dahlman, Lawrence Banikhin, Catherine (Harry) Klassen and Sandra Bruce. As well, she has a special place in the hearts of her grandchildren Ian, Keith, Lindsey, Megan, Tegan, Jayson, Adam and Adrian. Memories of her love, humor, wisdom and passion for her family will also be passed on to her four great-grandchildren.

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
January 14, 1914 - February 4, 2008.
Calgary Herald February 7, 2008 (Thursday)
Mary Jane Blackmore (nee Mouland)
passed away on Monday, February 4, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Mary was born on January 14, 1914 in Bonavista, NL. She was a very active member of the Salvation Army community in Newfoundland, Ontario and Calgary. Mary Jane loved to sing, knit and bake. She had a big smile and was a very compassionate and loving person.

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]
December 19, 1963 - December 31, 2008
Calgary Herald January 3, 2009 (Saturday)
Gertrude (Trudy) Caisse
, Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the age of 45 years after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Trudy was a warm-hearted person who lived and loved life to the fullest. She had many wonderful and caring friends who were especially supportive of her during the past year. Trudy is survived by her loving husband Robert (Bob) Desaulniers; daughter Madelaine; sister Glenda and brother-in-law Aidan of St. John's, NL; niece Kandace of Calgary; and special cousin Donald Bennett. She will also be fondly remembered by her relatives in Newfoundland and the United States. Trudy was predeceased by her parents, Irene Caisse and Walter Riteff; and by her brother Robert. A Celebration of Trudy's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com    If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4Y8, (Phone 403-258-0040). The family would like to thank all of her colleagues, close friends, Pastor Jonathan Gibson, and all the dedicated staff at the Chinook Hospice for making Trudy's last days as comfortable as possible. In living memory of Trudy Caisse, 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.


COX - Emma Elizabeth (nee Clarke) [with photo]
Calgary Herald March 19, 2008 (Wednesday)

Passed away peacefully in her 74th year on Monday, March 17, 2008 after a valiant battle with cancer at the Agape Manor Hospice in Calgary. Emma was the much loved wife of the late William J. (Bill) Cox, who passed away in October 2002. She is survived and will be forever loved by her son R. Glen Cox and his wife Anne of Belgium and her daughter Linda Wellman and her husband Peter of Calgary. Emma will be dearly missed and forever remembered by her five grandchildren Lisa Kaiser (Jarvis), Jamie and Jason Wellman of Alberta and Daniel and Adam Cox and their mother Carol of Ontario. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother William (Bill) Clarke and his wife Gerdie of Gander, Newfoundland and her sister Ina Adams and her husband Doug of Ottawa, Ontario. She was predeceased by her siblings Clara Snook, Isolla Clarke, Walter Clarke and Doreen Johnson. Emma will be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews throughout the country.

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)
From the Calgary Herald

Elizabeth Grace, beloved mother of Michael, Rodney and Wendy (George) Andrusyshyn of Calgary, and grandmother of Tim and Julie Andrusyshyn, left this life on September 9, 2008. Mom was born on January 26, 1921 in Heart's Content, Newfoundland, daughter of Rev. Jabez and Ethel (nee Penney) Saint, the fourth of seven children: Ella (Brown), Jack, Bobbie (Dean), Julia, Mary (Smith), Ronald. They lived in various places in the Atlantic provinces and Bermuda. Family tragedies forced her to grow up quickly. She graduated from Mt. Allison University in 1942 and worked (teaching, theatre and media), in various parts of Eastern Canada and Connecticut, finally coming West to Olds College where she met Donald. They married in 1958; their love covered all and gave them forty-six happy years together. She raised their family in Midnapore and Calgary and was active in such organizations as the Providence Child Development Centre, the Anglican Church Women and the Calgary Women's Literary Club. Mom faced many challenges in life. We are especially grateful to all friends and professionals who cared and/or prayed for Mom in recent years at home, at the Fanning Centre and at the Foothills Hospital. In the midst of illness came blessings. All who knew Elizabeth are warmly invited to a drop-in Wake (viewing, food, drink and personal sharing) at the family home, today, September 14, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Roy Darcus officiating, assisted by Rev. Ansley Tucker, and by Father Thao Dinh (U of C Catholic Community). Reception at the church and Graveside Service at Union Cemetery will follow. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com     If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.


Calgary Herald December 13, 2008 (Saturday)
JORDAN - Randolf August 9, 1961 - December 8, 2008
. Born the son of William Thomas and Lorraine Jordan (nee Power) of Pouch Cove, NL, Randy was a fun-loving family man and a dedicated member of the Canadian Armed Forces/Navy Medical Services division. Taken from us far too soon at the age of 47 years, he passed away on Monday, December 8, 2008 of heart disease. He will be greatly missed by Lorraine and William Jordan; his loving wife Valerie Dawn Jordan (nee Paisley); sons, Randolf William and Donald Patrick; daughter Heather Amanda; and niece and daughter-at-heart Amy Rebeccah Davies. He is also survived by five siblings, Eileen, Billy, Daphne, Clarence, and Calvin. All mourn his loss. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, December 15, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive S.E.) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the "Field of Honour" at Queen's Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com    In living memory of Randolf Jordan, 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.


KEATING, Wayne Gerald.
Calgary Herald April 10, 2008 (Thursday)

It is with great sadness that the family of Wayne Gerald Keating announces his sudden passing on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the age of 40 years. Wayne is survived by his loving parents, Geraldine (Gabriel) Keating of Red Deer, AB and brother, Ronald Keating of Calgary, AB. His memory will also be cherished by his paternal grandmother as well as many aunts and uncles in Newfoundland. Wayne was predeceased by both grandfathers, his maternal grandmother as well as an uncle. A Funeral Service for the late Wayne Keating will be held from Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67A Street, Red Deer, AB on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 4837 - 54 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 2G5. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com     In living memory of Wayne Gerald Keating, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, AB. Arrangements entrusted to PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 Street, Red Deer, AB. Telephone: 1-800-481-7421.


KIRKBY - Robert (Bob) Lott
April 26, 1920 - November 3, 2008
Calgary Herald November 5, 2008 (Wednesday)
Bob Kirkby
of Calgary passed away on November 3, 2008 at the age of 88 years. Bob was born in Calgary on April 26, 1920. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939 and served his country overseas during WWII. During the war years, Bob met Margaret McGrath in St. Johns, Nfld. and they were married on June 22, 1942. Bob's career with the Air Force enabled them to live in many locations throughout North America. They settled in Calgary in 1969 where Bob began a new career in Real Estate appraisal for the next twenty-five years. Bob's life- long passion was ham radio and he enjoyed golfing with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was especially proud of his children and their accomplishments.

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
1968 - 2008
Calgary Herald October 20, 2008 (Monday)

It is with immense sorrow we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, brother, and uncle, "Mike" Lorrain, age 40, in Kamloops, BC, on October 14, 2008. Born on March 12, 1968 in Calgary, Alberta. Growing up in Bowness where he was raised, and educated alongside many boyhood friends, Mike enjoyed scores of recreational pursuits including playing outdoor hockey, tobogganing on the Greenwood Village hill, and skiing at Paskapoo. The summer months would find him outdoors, go-carting, bike-riding, exploring, swimming, and, gopher-hunting in the hills around Bowness. Later in his life, Mike traveled to BC, and in 2000, planted roots in Kamloops, where he met his partner, Helena.

In 2005 they became the proud parents of their beloved son Mason... the greatest joy of 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 side during a family Memorial Service at a later date.
Don't stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die. I'm the glint on the fresh fallen snow. I'm the evening sunset in its colorful glow. I'm the Northern lights that dance at night I'm the dew on the grass in the first morning light. Don't stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.
Cremation entrusted to Schoening's Funeral Home Kamloops, B.C.


MacDONNELL, Hamlin (Hammy) Lorne [with photo]
April 7, 1963 - January 23, 2008
Calgary Herald January 26, 2008 (Saturday)
Hamlin (Hammy) Lorne MacDonnell
, beloved husband of Lucy Davis of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the age of 44 years. Hammy was born on April 7, 1963 in Springdale, NF and was raised in Miramichi, NB. He has worked throughout the world as a mining engineer. In 2000 he moved to Calgary where he met Lucy and they built a life together. Although Calgary was home, Hammy continued to work abroad.

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
September 29, 1932 - August 21, 2008 [with photo]
Calgary Herald August 22, 2008 (Friday)
James Joseph Martin
, beloved husband of Joyce of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the age of 75 years. Born in Torbay, Newfoundland, Jim moved to Alberta in 1955 to work as a surveyor for the Banff/Jasper highway.

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]
May 16, 1962 - January 16, 2008
Calgary Herald January 26, 2008 (Saturday)
Jim McDonald
passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. The Calgary Street Talk vendor was a familiar face throughout downtown Calgary, particularly in front of Bankers Hall on Stephen Avenue. He was fondly remembered at a Memorial Service on Wednesday, January 23, by his many friends, customers and staff of CUPS Community Health Centre. The Service was held in the Chapel of Central United Church on 7 Avenue S.W. The Memorial Service was conducted by Rev. Keith Loewen of CUPS Community Health Centre. A Funeral Service will be conducted in Grand Falls - Windsor, Nfld., on Monday, January 28.

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)
April 8, 1922 - March 3, 2008
Calgary Herald March 5, 2008 (Wednesday)
Alma Caroline Merrick
, beloved wife of Bob of Calgary, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008 at the age of 85 years. Alma was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and was extremely proud of her Newfoundland heritage. She met Bob during World War II and they enjoyed sixty-five wonderful years of marriage. Moving for the last time to Calgary in 1967, they enjoyed stays in Saskatchwan, Newfoundland, and Ontario.

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]
July 3, 1923 - May 20, 2008.
Calgary Herald May 23, 2008 (Friday)

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Ward Neale. He leaves behind his loving wife Roxie of fifty-seven years, sons Rick and Curtis (Tina) and grandchildren Adam and Kelsey Neale; brother Ron (Kaye) Neale and sister Ruth (Rupert) Giddy. He was predeceased by his brother Jack Neale.

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.


POTTER, Lillian
Calgary Herald September 2, 2008 (Tuesday)
Lillian Potter
of Blackfalds, Albert passed away on August 30, 2008 at the age of 42 years. Forwarding arrangements to Baie Verte, Newfoundland in care of COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES FUNERAL DIRECTORS. Telephone: 403-265-1199.


SCOTT, Arthur Gordon
[with 2 photos, as a young man, and as an older man]
Calgary Herald May 1, 2008 (Thursday)
February 21, 1915 - April 28, 2008
Arthur Scott
, beloved husband of Muriel Scott of Calgary, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008 at the age of 93 years. Arthur was born in Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland. He joined the Merchant Marines in 1939 and served in WWII until 1946, traveling all over the world serving his country. Arthur moved to Sydney, NS and married after the war in 1948. He worked at Colby School for many years as a caretaker and was an active member of the Church of England. Later in life, he and Muriel came west to be near family. No matter where Arthur resided, he always thought of himself as a "Newfoundlander". He was a prolific poet, writing about his early years in Newfoundland and his war experiences. Arthur's great interest was building model sailing boats and gardening. He was also an avid fisherman and had a great love for the outdoors.

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
1956 - 2008 [with photo]
Calgary Herald July 23, 2008 (Wednesday)

Following a courageous battle with cancer, Greg Swan, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Hospice on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Greg will be lovingly remembered by his wife Heather Adams; daughter Krista; his mother Pearl (Doug) Crowley of Lucky Lake, SK; sisters, Holly Schafer and Jeanette (Dean) Williams all of Swift Current, SK; brother Robert (Michelle) Crowley of Dover, Nfld., and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Garth Swan and two infant brothers Brent and Bruce. Greg "Candyman" was Branch Manager for Scott-Bathgate Ltd. for many years. He was a sports fan who avidly followed the Edmonton Oilers as well as horse racing as an owner and fan. He also had a passion for all types of music and had an extensive movie collection. Greg was an outgoing, fun-loving man who will be greatly missed by his many friends and his two special girls. We would like to thank all the caregivers at the Chinook Hospice for their loving care, attention and support. Flowers are gratefully declined but memorial donations may be made in Greg's name to the Canadian Cancer Society (Unit 200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5). A private family Service will be held on Monday, July 28, 2008. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 1605 - 100 Street S.E., Calgary, AB. Telephone: 403-272-5555. www.mountainviewmemorial.ca


WILLIAMS - Randolph James "Randy" [with photo]
May 13, 1960 - February 14, 2008.
Calgary Herald February 17, 2008 (Sunday)
Randolph James (Randy) Williams
grew up in Goulds, Newfoundland, resided in Calgary, AB since 1992 and passed away accidentally on February 14, 2008 at the age of 47. By trade Randy was a Heavy Duty Mechanic and took much pride in building his career for the love of his family, with his most recent accomplishment being the development and growth of his business "Steph Trucking".

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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