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   HANNA, Eunice

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HANNA, Eunice (Dunny) Helen Ralston (nee Robertson).   April 21, 1921 - October 11, 2011.  Our precious angel, Dunny Hanna passed away peacefully on October 11, 2011 at the age of ninety. Dunny was born at home in Calgary on April 21, 1921 to William McChayne Robertson and Isabel Eunice Robertson. Dunny attended St. Hilda's School for Girls (Strathcona - Tweedsmuir) where she received the Gold Medal for highest marks. After completing normal school, she began her long career in teaching. The war intervened, and she enlisted attaining the rank of Lieutenant in the Canadian Women's Army Corp. This afforded her opportunities to visit many places in Canada and in England. She continued to love travelling throughout her life. After the war, she attended the University of Alberta to pursue a Bachelors degree in Education. While at the U of A, she was chosen to be Assistant Warden of Pembina Hall, the women's college, and Acting Dean of Women. She received the gold medal from the Faculty of Education in 1948 and continued to further her Education, completing a Masters degree in English. While at university, she met the love of her life, Dr. William (Bill) Hanna who was studying dentistry. They were married in Calgary in 1954. After a few years as a homemaker, she went back to teaching English at Henry Wise Wood followed by many years at Crescent Heights High School. Dunny was a voracious reader, and particularly of children's literature, the subject of her Masters thesis. She enjoyed photography, swimming, cooking, crocheting and especially time spent at the family cottage at Gull Lake, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband in March of 2011, her sister Margaret (Peggy) Glasford, and her brother William (Bill) Robertson. She is survived by her three children, Margaret (Maggie) (Kim Roman), Colleen and James, her grandson Scott Roman, and by numerous nieces and nephews. Loved by all who knew her for her kind, compassionate and giving ways, her humility, grace and loving smile, she will be truly missed. The family invites you to attend her Funeral Service at Christ Church, 3602 - 8 Street S.W., on Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.   Published in The Calgary Herald on October 15, 2011

 
 
   BELINSKI,  Dolores

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BELINSKI, Dolores Marie (nee Schultz).     February 23, 1930 - September 25, 2011.   Dearly loved and cherished, Dolores, also affectionately known as "Dolly", passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Dolores was born in Calgary on February 23, 1930. She was a bright and caring lady. Dolores graduated from the University of Alberta with a B. Ed. She was a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education for forty years and finished her career as a Social Studies Consultant. Dolores took great pride in giving her students an excellent education; she was conscientious, hardworking and kind. One of Dolores' strengths was her ability to be a wonderful friend. Throughout her lifetime, she made many friends through her work, family and community. She was very easy to talk to and interested in whatever the conversation was about. Dolores was a very generous lady, she never hesitated to give and share. She enjoyed seeing other people happy as a result of being able to bless them. Dolores will be sadly missed by her family and many friends and fondly remembered for her gifts of love, friendship and generosity. Dolores is survived by her nephews, Donald (Nita) Jacob, Grant (Karen) Jacob, and Clifford (Judy) Toth; as well as her grandnieces and nephews, Rachelle (Jonathan), Michael (Shannon), Samantha (Justin), Curtis and Cory (Carissa). She was predeceased by her husband Albert Belinski (2000), her parents Charles and Hilda Schultz, and her sister Bernice Jacob. A celebration of Dolores' life will be held at the Earl Grey Golf Club (6540 - 20 Street S.W.) on Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a formal program at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks to the Palliative Care Team from the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, especially to Dr. Elvira Smuts, Irene Jenkinson, Jan Vandale and the We Care Team. Dolores and Albert demonstrated their love for animals by supporting the Calgary Humane Society and MEOW Foundation. If so desired, memorial tributes in Dolores' memory may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society ( www.calgaryhumane.ca ) or the MEOW Foundation ( www.meow.com ). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com . Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-228-4422.   Published in The Calgary Herald from October 13 to October 14, 2011

 
 

 TISDALL, Phyllis   

 

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TISDALL, Phyllis Hope (nee Milligan)   December 2, 1922 - September 15, 2011.  Phyllis Hope Tisdall, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Staywell Manor in Calgary after a period of declining health. Phyllis was born on December 2, 1922 in Smithers, B.C., where her father was a mine superintendent, and grew up in Victoria. She married her husband, William Hodgetts Tisdall in Vancouver, during a whirlwind wartime romance while he was on leave from military service in the Italian campaign. After the war, they moved to Calgary in 1951 with the opening of the oil patch. After raising her children, she went back to university for her second degree and then worked for two decades in the Calgary Public School system as a school librarian. She is survived by her children, Rob (Polly), Barbara and Philip (Holly), nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In living memory of Phyllis Tisdall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from October 7 to October 8, 2011

 
 
 LOUDEN, Betty
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LOUDEN, Betty Marie (nee Christensen).   February 12, 1925 - September 25, 2011.  Betty Louden, beloved wife of Bob of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the age of 86 years. Betty was born in Chancellor, AB in 1925, the youngest of five children of Ed and Marie Christensen. Her farm childhood gave her an enduring love of nature and the outdoors. She grew to love hiking and mountain climbing and was a founding member of the Canadian Youth Hostel Association and an active member of the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies. Betty graduated from the Calgary Normal School in 1944 and began her career as a teacher. She taught grades one to nine in one-room school houses for three years in rural communities surrounding Calgary. Then she moved into the city, and taught grade one before retiring from teaching in 1978. She taught the English component of the first English-French bilingual program in Calgary in the early seventies. Betty married Bob Louden in 1952. Betty and Bob and their family enjoyed countless picnics, hikes, and camping trips in the mountains. Betty always expressed a strong connection to the land, and she was thrilled to be able to get away "to the wilderness" in the years that she and Bob owned an acreage near Sundre and later a cabin in the Kananaskis. Betty's family was important to her. She enjoyed good relationships with everyone in her extended family across the generations. She loved nothing more than family gatherings and staying in touch with everyone. Betty loved people and made many good friends through her involvement in numerous associations over the years. She was creative and artistic. Betty enjoyed watercolour painting and, in recent years, landscape quilting. She was a member of the Alberta Society of Artists and became a sought-after fibre arts instructor. Betty is survived by her husband Bob; daughter Colleen Lemire (Dave); granddaughters, Janet and Karen; son Blair (Carol Ann); grandsons, Austin and Evan; her brother Howard; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was an inspiration to all of us, and we will remember her as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, tante (aunt), and friend. Friends and relatives are invited to a social gathering in Betty's honour at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers and cards, a donation may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES. Published in the Calgary Herald on 9/27/2011

 
 
   ANDERSON, Muriel (Marthold)
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ANDERSON (Marthold), Muriel Dean Lucy (nee Barlow)   January 1, 1929 - September 16, 2011.     It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Muriel Dean Lucy Anderson surrounded by her loving family. Muriel was born at Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire, England while her mother was visiting relatives. Her parents had earlier immigrated to a farm in Holden, Alberta. There were many stories of her pastoral childhood where she and her sisters attended a one-room schoolhouse that must have been the inspiration for all of them to become teachers. She earned a Normal Certificate at University of Alberta and later a Bachelor of Education at University of Calgary. Muriel was a well-respected and much loved educator. She taught at many elementary schools in Calgary including Colonel Sanders, Logos Christian, Huntington Hills, Dr. E.W. Coffin, Queen's Park, Albert Park and others. She was a keen advocate for physical education and one of her passions was to start badminton clubs for her students. At seventy- five years of age, she earned five medals in singles and doubles badminton at the Masters World Games. Muriel loved all sports and was a dedicated Calgary Stampeders' fan. Once retired, she volunteered her time at ESL teaching, The Women's Shelter, Inn from the Cold and the Cancer Society. She was an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and faithfully served with the Women's Missionary Society. Muriel was a voracious reader and writer. Her pastimes included: gardening, crossword puzzles, bridge, cribbage and board games. She was known for her boundless energy. More importantly, Muriel will be remembered for her loving and giving nature, her faith in God, and her belief in serving Him through others. She is predeceased by her first husband of forty-two years, Edward (Ted) and her son, David. She is survived by her children: Jim (Linda), Doug (T.J.), Kathryn (Brian) Speck and Sam (Claudette) and her adored grandchildren: Carissa (Vern) Pillay, Pierce, Kyle, Tascha, Reece, Rose, Camille, Kelsie, Wolf, Rachel, Kristian, Sarah and Carter. She is also survived by her husband of ten years, Michael Marthold, her stepchildren Mike (Bobbi) Marthold and Bill (Belia) Marthold and her step grandchildren Lindsay and Samantha. She will be deeply missed by her dear sisters: Connie McDougall, Beth (Ernie) Merta and Dorothy (Barney) Sigurdson and multiple nieces and nephews. Her sweet puppy, Charlie, is lost without her. A Memorial Service will be held at Bow Valley Christian Church, 5300 - 53 Avenue N.W., Calgary on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be available one hour prior to the service at Bow Valley Christian Church. Sincere thanks to Foothills Hospital doctors and staff for compassionate care. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Samaritan's Purse (samaritanspurse.ca), 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB, T3J 5H5. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 9/21/2011 - 9/22/2011

 
 
   Stelck, Kay
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STELCK, Kay   June 18, 1919 - September 10, 2011.  "Women aren't so mere as they used to be"  (Walt Kelly)  Mary Kathleen Stelck, Kay to everyone who knew her, was born in Edmonton in 1919. She attended Westmount School and the Victoria High, long before it was Victoria School for the Performing Arts. She attended University of Alberta and her first degree was in Geology which may be a surprise to those who knew her as a high school English teacher. She also attended the Alberta College for Art, in Calgary, while waiting for one of her teaching positions to open up. Kay's first employment out of university was with the YWCA as a recreation director and counsellor both in London, Ontario and for several years back in Alberta. After that she began her career in teaching, initially in one room schools near Lamont, then Ashmont, then Hastings Lake. She then taught ESL to new immigrants at James Short School in Calgary before returning to Edmonton where she taught English, first at Victoria Composite and then at Harry Ainley. Kay also took the time to teach the even greater works of literature to her four nephews; such stellar works as:  See that Fly Upon the Wall, Toity Poiple Boids, Deck Us All With Boston Charlie, World travel, theatre and music of all kinds were Kay's passions; if there was dancing to be done, Kay was dancing; if there was singing to be done, Kay would lead the singing; if there was an adventure to be had, Kay had the enthusiasm. Kay also had a life-long compassion for mercy and justice and often personally provided shelter and support for victims of violence, of poverty and abuse. Left to remember her glorious 92 years of life are her brother Charles and her nephews David, Brian, and Leland, plus Sue, Maggie, Judy and Caryn and numerous grandnephews and nieces. To send condolences, please visit www.westlawnmemorial.com . Published in the Calgary Herald on 9/15/2011

 
 
 Cody, Joan      August 29
 
 
 Robertson, Evelyn
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ROBERTSON, Evelyn Margaret  (nee Baker)  August 8, 1920 - August 20, 2011Evelyn Robertson of Calgary passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the age of 91 years. She was born on August 8, 1920 in Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan. Evelyn worked for many years with the Calgary Public School Board as a teacher. Evelyn is survived by her three children James Robertson, Betty Garson and Lynne (Garry) Howard; nine grandchildren Debora Robertson and Stuart (Debbie) Robertson, Margaret Garson, Marilyn (Fred) Woslyng, Brian (Donna) Garson, Kristen (Colin) Robertson, Diana Howard, Melanie Howard, and Lauren Howard; as well as three great-grandchildren Allinda (Jeremy) Epp, Cameron Robertson and Cayla Robertson; and two great-great- grandchildren Noah Epp and Axel Epp. She was predeceased by her husband Milton Robertson and great-grandson Andrew Paul Robertson. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In living memory of Evelyn Robertson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 8/24/2011 - 8/25/2011

 
 
   Casanova, William
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CASANOVA, William Anthony    November 15, 1930 - August 9, 2011   William Anthony Casanova, beloved husband of fifty-six years and best friend of Connie, passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at age 80.  Bill was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He was an exceptional talent whose athletic prowess was renowned throughout Essex County. In high school, "Willie" excelled at baseball, football, basketball and track and field. In 1951-53, Bill pursued a career as a professional baseball player in the New York Yankee AAA Organization. In 1954, he played Senior Inter County Professional Baseball in St. Thomas. It was there that he met his future bride Connie - his "21 Balaclava Girl". Bill completed U of Western Ont., B.A. He played UWO Mustangs football '54-58: drafted by B.C. Lions, traded to Calgary Stampeders '58. He completed U of C, B. Ed. Played Calgary Dodgers semi-pro baseball until 1962.
Bill was Athletic Director and Head Coach at St. Mary's Boys' High School '59-63 winning two city championships in four undefeated regular seasons. His track and field teams won three consecutive titles. Bill coached Mount Royal Jr. College football '60-63 and was assistant football coach U of C '65-67. Bill accepted a position with the Alberta Teachers' Association from '68-91 as an Executive Assistant.
In 1997, Bill was inducted into the Windsor Essex County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a playing member of Willow Park Golf and Country Club from 1972 - 2011. Handicap: 7. Trophies for "Hole in One": 6.
Besides his loving wife Connie, Bill is survived by daughters Patti Rose and Anne Marie (Rob); only granddaughter Bonnie Girl; sister Lillian (Casanova) Fairhurst (Joe); sister-in- law Irene Kerhoulas; and many loved nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by parents Erminio and Rosa Casanova; infant daughter Rose Ann; beloved brother Bruno Casanova (Audrey); mother-in-law Demitrula Kerhoulas; sister-in-law Vivian Kerhoulas; and by brothers-in-law John Borovilos (Alexandra) and George Kerhoulas (Norma).
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta.  In living memory of William Casanova, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 8/11/2011 - 8/13/2011

 
 
   Adomeit, Carl
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ADOMEIT, Carl George    February 14, 1951 - August 7, 2011    Carl Adomeit, beloved husband of Joanne and loving father to Jaclyn of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the age of 60 years. Carl was born in Smithers, BC. He had a happy, active childhood, in a home filled with a deep passion for hockey. After high school, Carl moved to Jasper to work for CN Rail. It was during this time that he discovered that he could combine his love for sport and working with young people by becoming a teacher. He enrolled at the U of C and it is here that he met his best friend and life-long partner, Joanne. They shared a deep commitment to each other and to making a difference for kids. Carl worked for the Calgary Board of Education until his retirement and made a difference for many kids by committing many hours to extra curricular and inter-school sports. After retiring from the CBE, Carl pursued his other passions, travel, golf, bridge and construction. The relentless progression of his disease took his body, but could not dampen his spirit. He was deeply grateful to the staff in Unit 82 and to everyone who phoned or visited during his last weeks in the Foothills Hospital. Carl is survived by his wife Joanne; daughter Jaclyn; mother Agnes; a brother Norman (Diana) Adomeit; four sisters, Trudy (Richard) Nibogie, Bernadette Doyle, Mary-Ann (Rich) Bennett, and Charlotte Adomeit; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father George and a brother Gordon. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, 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 directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/ memorial). In living memory of Carl Adomeit, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 8/9/2011 - 8/10/2011

 
 
   Dorney, Patricia
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DORNEY, Patricia Jean (Hilgartner)    November 17, 1943 - July 26, 2011   On July 26, 2011, Patricia Jean Dorney passed away peacefully during retirement in Oliver, British Columbia at the age of 68 years. Pat will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Liam and Daniel; her daughters-in-law, Jennifer and Melissa; her grandchildren, Hannah Mae, Kol, Lily and Evelyn; her siblings, Terry (and Carl), Ralph (and Mary), Rodger (and Gailene), Gerald (and Darlene), Maryann and many other extended family and friends throughout Canada and the United States. Pat is preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Dorney, her mother, Anna Hilgartner and her father, Clifford Hilgartner. Pat was born on November 17 in Camrose, Alberta. After being raised and completing her primary education in Camrose, she went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of Calgary. Pat then completed a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University. She enjoyed a long career in education and administration, practicing in Drumheller, Denver, Colorado, Durango, New Mexico, and Calgary, Alberta. Pat was greatly sought after for her expertise and knowledge, having been a guest lecturer in Beijing, China and at Oxford University in England. Pat completed her professional career as an area superintendent at the Calgary Catholic School Board, and as President of the College of Alberta School Superintendents. She will be lovingly remembered for her passionate contributions to the education and development of all the children she taught, the teachers and administrators she mentored, and the many others she blessed with her veracity, kindness, faith and generosity. Her family will always remember her love of culture, travel and the many trips she made so special. Pat loved the time she spent in retirement in Oliver, B.C. with her sisters, the many visits from old friends and family, and all the new friends she made. Pat will be dearly missed all of her many loved ones. Prayers were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Home, 34505 - 89 Street, Oliver, BC. A Funeral Mass and Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, at St. Luke's Parish, 1566 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB. Pat will be Interred beside her husband Bill at a private Service in New York at Gates of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes- pottinger.com. Arrangements entrusted to NUNES-POTTINGER FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM, Oliver and Osoyoos, BC.  Published in the Calgary Herald on 7/30/2011

 
 
   Taman, Wilhelm
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TAMAN, Wilhelm Johannes    August 1, 1927 - July 13, 2011  Wilhelm Johannes (Bill) Taman of Calgary, Alberta passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Bill was born in Beemster, Netherlands and grew up in Beemster and Amsterdam. Trained as a mechanic, Bill served with distinction with the Dutch Army in Indonesia after the Second World War. In 1954, after being discharged from the army, he immigrated to Canada, landing in Canora, Saskatchewan. It was in Canora that he met the love of his life, Bernice Wyonzek. They were married May 21, 1960. Marriage was followed by a move to Calgary, where Bernice worked. In time, Bill's health forced a change of profession, so it was back to school where he got better acquainted with the second love of his life, mathematics. Francis was born in 1964, adding a new sparkle to Bill's step. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education, Bill taught with the Calgary Catholic School Board until 1993. Never one to sit still, he continued to teach part time at the Viscount Bennett Centre and at Prince of Peace Lutheran School until he fully retired in 2007. Bill was also a member of VOMI, an association of Dutch Veterans of the Indonesian campaigns. All of this took a back seat to his granddaughters, Nicole and Emily, whom he adored. More than any of the accolades he garnered through his three careers, it was his granddaughters that he treasured. Bill is survived by his wife, Bernice, his son and daughter-in-law Francis and Angela and his granddaughters Nicole and Emily. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mark's Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Wilhelm's name may be made directly to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry (102 - 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5). To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@arbormemorial.com, Subject heading: Bill Taman. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 1605 - 100 Street S.E. (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road), Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone: 403-272-5555. www.mountainviewmemorial.ca   Published in the Calgary Herald from 7/18/2011 - 7/22/2011

 
 
   Aben, Patricia
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ABEN, Patricia Anne "Pat"   October 5, 1959 - July 9, 2011  Patricia Aben, beloved wife of Peter Droppo, passed away surrounded by family at Agape Hospice. The world lost a brilliant mind and a loving soul when Pat passed away on July 9, 2011 at the age of 51 years. She leaves a legacy of generosity, love and learning. We will remember her creativity, her faith - and her passion for the written and spoken word, music, gardening, travel, and sharing knowledge of every kind. A teacher always, Pat continued to bless us with life lessons to the end, allowing us to share in incredible and sometimes difficult learnings as we cared for her. Pat lives on in the minds and hearts of her family, friends and students. For some, teaching is a profession; for Pat, it was a vocation. She spent over twenty-five years teaching at various schools in Calgary's Catholic School system. Her skill, warmth and wonderful sense of humour allowed Pat to make deep connections with her students, both emotionally and scholastically. Many have written even years later that she was their favorite teacher, and also a friend because of the way she spoke and related to them. Though we lost her too early, Pat is now without pain and we feel sure that she is watching over us and loving us from a place free of suffering. Our family is blessed with very close relationships, and Pat's presence in our daily lives will be deeply missed. She is lovingly remembered by her father Con Aben (Jane), her brother Tom Aben (Darmody), her sister Mary Aben (Richard), and nephew Jesse Aben (Nicole). Pat was predeceased by her beloved mother, Theresa Aben. She had many treasured friends, with Pam Van de Mosselaer, Joann Quinn, and Debbie Nicholson being especially close to her heart. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Michael'sCatholic Community (800 - 85 Street S.W.) on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held at St. Michael Catholic Community(800 - 85 Street S.W.) on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Photos , memories and condolences, and additional details may be forwarded to Pat's family at www.evanjstrong.com . In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made directly to Agape Hospice (1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8, www.agapehospice.ca ). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-265-1199.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 7/12/2011 - 7/14/2011

 
 
 McCarthy, Roberta J.      July 6
 
 
   Stewart, Elsie
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STEWART, Elsie Viola Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Elsie Viola Stewart of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years and 11 months on Monday, July 4, 2011. Elsie was born in Fenner near Coronation on July 24, 1916 to Thomas and Effie Laing. She was the second eldest of seven children. Elsie trained to be a teacher at the "Calgary Normal School" upon completion she began teaching at the local school for three years during which time she met Bob. Elsie and Bob were married in 1939 and spent their life farming until his death in 1984. Elsie then moved to Calgary with her daughter Sharon where she lived for twenty-five years. She had a great passion for art and loved to paint for her friends and family. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Bob in 1984; her son-in-law Heinz in 1987; four brothers, George Lee in 1915 as a baby, Edgar in 1993, Glen in 2000, Bob in 2004; one sister-in-law, Winnifred Laing; one brother-in-law, Oswald Geehan and all her In-laws on the Stewart side. Elsie is survived by two daughters, Sharon Stewart and Constance Grundmann of Calgary; grandson, Lorne Grundmann of Calgary; granddaughter, Carol Bushfield and her husband Keith, and her two great-granddaughters, Alexis and Reiss Bushfield all of Calgary; sisters, Alberta (Don) Loewen of Linden and Grace Geehan of Red Deer,two sisters-in-law, Nell Laing of Olds and Jean Laing of Innisfail and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 7/9/2011 - 7/10/2011

 
 
 Hayes, Elsie
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HAYES, Elsie October 4, 1916 - June 23, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elsie Hayes on Thursday, June 23, 2011 after a short illness. Elsie was born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan and started her teaching career in 1934. She taught in many rural one room school houses in Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary in 1942. She taught for the Calgary Board of Education from 1957 until 1972 and loved teaching and learning. Elsie was predeceased by her husband of fifty-seven years, Bill (2005). Elsie will be remembered with much love by her daughters, Debbie (Dale) Thompson and Darlene Hayes, grandchildren, Brad and Erin (fiance Ed Palmer) Thompson, and Judith Sherin. Elsie will be missed by her sisters-in-law, Amy Hayes, Rose Hayes, Sadie Hayes, Audrey Bartanus and Ann Hayes and her brother-in-law Richard Jones as well as cherished nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers, and in honour of her love of teaching and her students, Elsie suggested that you may wish to make a donation of a children's book to your local school library. In living memory of Elsie Hayes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 6/26/2011 - 6/27/2011

 
 
 Dyer, John
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DYER, John Alfred February 3, 1943 - June 4, 2011 John Dyer, beloved husband of Geraldine Dyer of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the age of 68 years. John was a dynamic presence and will be greatly missed by all his family, his wife Geraldine, his daughter Christine, her husband Calvin Davies, their daughter Stefanie; his daughter Michele, her husband Doran Midyette and their four children, Austin and Josie Baerg, Kirsi and Tia Midyette. He has a sister, Joan Madler, and a plethora of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins. In addition he has three brothers-in-law Bob Cave (Pat), Don Cave (Phyllis) and John Cave (Norma). The essence of his happiness was his family whom he loved deeply, and greatly appreciated the support they provided throughout his life and the continuous joy that was ever present in their company. John also appreciated the support and caring of a multitude of friends and colleagues. He was also grateful for the endless care extended by the doctors, nurses and staff at the Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Home Care staff and Agape Hospice. John was born in Calgary, raised in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and returned to Calgary to attend University of Calgary. He graduated with a B.Ed. degree in 1965 with a music major and completed a MA in Philosophy in 1977. He worked as an educator with Calgary Board of Education for twenty-seven years as teacher, Rideau Park Junior High; assistant principal, Ernest Morrow Junior High; principal, Georges P. Vanier Junior High, and Wilma Hansen Junior High; assistant superintendent, South West Area Office, and coordinator of staff development, Department of Human Resources. In 1993 he left the C.B.E. and established his own consulting firm and worked as a trainer, presenter and entertainer across Canada and throughout the United States with occasional work in Spain, Singapore and Australia. His presentations were not only informative and sometimes life-altering but they were also filled with gracious humour and good-hearted laughter. This was consistent with one of his missions in life: "to share a smile with the people he met each day". Throughout his life John maintained the belief that the quality of life was supported by the four pillars of personal meaningfulness - living, learning, laughing, and loving. John loved every job he had and he sustained an indelible conviction that children are the most important natural resource we have. Their education is not only an investment in the quality of life today, but, also, the quality of life tomorrow. He believed that being an educator is one of the most important ministries that one could have in life. John always found this quote entertaining: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming, wow, it's been one hell of a ride." That is how he lived, and that is how he died. A Celebration of John's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Financial Assistance Program Fund, Canadian Cancer Society, No. 200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary T2E 2P5 (Telephone 403-541-2495) or The Salvation Army Agape Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B8 (Telephone 403-262-6588). In living memory of John Dyer, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald on 6/7/2011

 
 
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  Monier, Colleen
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MONIER, Mary Colleen (nee Palmer) 1959 - 2011 Colleen Monier passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the age of 51 years after a painful, yet courageous struggle with cancer. Colleen was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a B.Sc. in Home Economics, from St. Mary's University with a B.Ed. and from the University of San Diego with an MA in Counselling. Her teaching career began in Fort McMurray, AB and eventually evolved into the role of Guidance Counsellor in Calgary. One of Colleen's many talents as an educator was her ability to encourage and inspire even the most challenging students and those most in need of motivation. In 2001, she married Bill Monier and shortly after, left the education world to work in his accounting office. Everything about the business world excited her which eventually sparked her interest to pursue other small business ventures. Colleen led a full life outside of her career, one that was full of adventure. Downhill skiing, running, hiking, golfing, travelling, scuba diving in Bonaire, photography and gardening were her passions. Over the years, she ran a total of fifteen marathons, including her dream, the Boston Marathon in 1998. Colleen was a devoted Catholic and contributed many hours to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Hospitality and the GAMMA Girls' ministries as well as to Chalice, through which she found many foster parents for Catholic sponsorship. In spite of all the personal hardships she endured over the past two and a half years, she soldiered on with her usual determination, unwavering hope and big smile. She had a radiant smile that lit up the room. Her positive influence on others is evidenced by her large circle of friends. Colleen will be remembered for her strong faith, for her sense of style and for her ability to bring out the best in people by her encouraging, thoughtful and caring approach. She is survived by her parents, Mary and Lou (Kilmer) Palmer of Antigonish, NS; siblings Chris (Jan) Palmer of Bedford, NS, Lynne (Pat) Bradley of Suffolk, PEI, Maureen (Brad) Barrie of Calgary, AB and Michael (Catharine) Palmer of Calgary, AB. Also left to mourn her passing are her twelve nieces and nephews, Justin, Laura, Gregory, Ellen, Kathleen, Matthew, Aly, Jack, Kyra, Andrew, Ryan and Jenna. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 2008 and by her infant brother Greg in 1963. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) today, June 7, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the new location of St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 - 85 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service, as well as Interment, will take place at a later date in Morell, PEI. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Chalice ( www.chalice.ca ). In living memory of Colleen Monier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Published in the Calgary Herald on 6/7/2011

 
 
  Terriff, Ester
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TERRIFF, Ester (nee Lamb) 1919 - 2011 Ester died peacefully in Victoria at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Monday, May 30, 2011. Born April 20, 1919 in Brock, Saskatchewan. She schooled in Brock and received her post-secondary degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She resided in Calgary from 1946 to 2008 when she moved to a seniors' residence (Berwick Royal Oak) in Victoria. Ester taught high school Mathematics at William Aberhart until 1978. She was involved at the Calgary Winter Club specifically bowling and the 55+ Bridge. Upon moving to Victoria she was soon heavily involved with the activities offered by Berwick Royal Oak. Ester will be missed by all she came in contact with and most especially by her family, daughter Teddi Terriff (Colin Revill) of Qualicum Beach, BC, son Terry Terriff of Calgary, AB, daughter Beverley Clive of Victoria, BC, grandchildren Alexis and Jonathan Clive, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband Terry (Tillman) Terriff, by an infant daughter, Sharon, in 1951, by brothers Kenneth (Bill) Lamb, Jack Lamb and George Lamb. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Berwick Royal Oak Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite charity in Ester's name. No Services will be held. A quiet family Interment will be held at Queen's Cemetery at a future date. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at tterriff@shaw.ca.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 6/24/2011 - 6/25/2011

 
 
   Urie, Marjorie
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URIE, Marjorie "Joan" August 6, 1931 - May 18, 2011 Joan Urie died at home Wednesday, May 18, 2011. She is lovingly remembered and will be sadly missed by her brother Robert Urie (Sylke) of Kincardine, ON; sisters, Kathleen Bell (Bill) of Deloraine, MB and Nora Halladay (Ian) of Calgary; and nephews, Brian, Dean and Grant Bell, Bruce Halladay and Craig, Brent and Glenn Urie. Joan was born in Minnedosa, MB August 6, 1931 then moved with her family to Brandon where she completed High School. She received her BA at Brandon College, BEd at University of Manitoba and MEd at University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Joan taught high school in Manitoba and in Calgary. She was happiest at family gatherings and loved skiing, traveling, hiking, playing bridge and reading. She enjoyed her involvement with the Calgary School Board Employees. A Celebration of Joan's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Interment will be held at Brandon at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Joan Urie, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 5/19/2011 - 5/22/2011

 
 
   Langemann, R. Fern
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R. Fern Langemann May 3, 1937 - May 16, 2011  Educator and Artist Fern's friends will remember her as a passionate educator and highly talented artist. Students in the elementary school system, where she worked hard to broaden the scope of elective choices, are richer for being exposed to her passion for teaching and ability to recognize and encourage the innate talents in every student. Her teaching colleagues will remember her for her knowledge, support and encouragement. Many in the Calgary Public School system will remember her contributions during years in curriculum planning and as Assistant Principal of Marion Carson Elementary. Fern was a great advocate for the teaching of art and believed everyone could be an artist. Even after she left formal teaching in the classroom to devote more time to cultivate her talent for landscape painting, she continued to nurture new artists. In recent years, while residing in Mexico, she combined her two loves of teaching and painting by creating and delivering painting classes for friends and neighbours. The pleasure she found interpreting the landscapes of Southern Alberta, Southern Africa and Latin America is evident in a substantial portfolio of paintings. With her paintings hanging in collections on five continents, Fern's works now give thousands of others the pleasure of her insightful renderings. As one of her friends said of her, "Fern saw beauty in everything around her." She spent much of her life unlocking this beauty and making it accessible to others through the medium of her paintings. Fern has left the world a better and more beautiful place through her passions for teaching and painting. A Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, Elbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.) on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In lieu of flowers we would encourage you to consider making a donation to "Art la Carte," a foundation providing art for the comfort and warmth of patients receiving cancer treatment (see: www.artalacarte.org ). In living memory of Fern Langemann, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald on 5/21/2011

 
 
   Gagliardi, Barry
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GAGLIARDI, Barry Ivor April 28, 1950 - May 8, 2011 Barry passed away peacefully with his partner by his side after a brave battle with brain cancer. His partner Ron Scheetz; his father Rosino Gagliardi; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Ontario and the Jones family in Youngstown, Ohio along with the Grandoni family and stepsisters (Virginia and Martha), survive him. His mother Jessie-Doreen Gagliardi, of Cefn-Hengoed, Wales, predeceased Barry in 2002, whom he chose to be with this Mother's Day on May 8, 2011. Barry was born on April 28, 1950 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He devoted his life to his family, friends and his love of teaching. His journey as an educator took him from Ontario to Rae-Edzo, Yellowknife, NWT, Cold Lake, AB and then to Calgary. As an educator, he gave his time, energy and love to his students and faculty colleagues. He was a proud member of Calgary's gay business community as a co-owner of the Calgary Eagle, a dream he realized with his partner and friends. Barry loved his garden, which was an oasis of calm for his family and friends. Barry had a great passion and love for all of his dogs. We will miss his laughter, smile and humour, as well as his dedication to those he affected. He touched many on his journey and for that his memory will be cherished and celebrated. His father thanks Barry for being an incredible son who gave his special love and attention to his parents. His father will miss his son's cooking and their time together. Special thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the Rosedale Hospice for their extreme dedication and care to him. Poem by Barry Gagliardi, February 2011 Hello God It's just me "Barry" Thank you for everything in my life, The good and the bad Want to be known for being loved The most, not the least Bless my dogs - May they live long Bless Ron, David, Dad, Cousins and Friends May Happiness fall into their lives Like a beautiful Rainbow Thanks God, for listening I'm not afraid Look forward to seeing MOM Thanks God Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 284 (606 - 38 Avenue N.E.) on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Hospice Calgary Society in support of Rosedale Hospice, 1245 - 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8 (Telephone 403-263-4525). In living memory of Barry Gagliardi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 5/10/2011 - 5/11/2011

 
 
  Duby, Joan
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DUBY, Joan Carol (Luzine) December 25, 1934 - May 7, 2011 Carol was born and raised in Toronto, went to Teachers' College and became a flight attendant for Trans Canada Airlines. She married in 1960, and moved out west eventually settling in Calgary. Carol taught with the Calgary Board of Education until her retirement. Her retirement years have been spent with friends and family, playing bridge, travelling and spending time with her companion Zeus and his special friend Barney. Carol will be lovingly remembered by her son, J. Alexander Duby, daughter, Clarende Duby (John Prance), grandsons Benjamin, Duncan and Jackson Prance, brother Bill Luzine (Joan), and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. If so desired, donations may be made directly to Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta; 870, 1202 Centre Street S.E.; Calgary, AB T2G 5A5, or a charity of one's choice. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 5/10/2011 - 5/11/2011

 
 
  Carlton, John
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CARLTON, John W. March 11, 1922 - May 6, 2011 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband father and grandfather, John Wyndham Carlton ("Prince of Wales"). John was very proud of his service to the Calgary Board of Education as teacher and Principal (MountView, Fred Seymour, and Prince of Wales). John was the ultimate Professional, dedicating many hours to providing support and leadership in the Alberta Teachers Association, both at the local and provincial levels. John's love of the arts, in particular, Gilbert and Sullivan led him to many wonderful school productions of the Mikado and HMS Pinafore. John had twenty-four wonderful years of retirement in beautiful Qualicum Beach, golfing and of course, getting involved in town and strata business. John leaves to mourn his loving wife of forty-two years, Vera, his children, Phil (Suzanne), Nigel (Carole), Penny (Roy), Hugh (Elizabeth) and his grandchildren, Lindsay, Lesley, Christopher, Jeffrey (Jessica), Jillian, and his great-grandchildren, Jackson and Beckett. In lieu of flowers, John has requested contributions to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memorial Service was the held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 76. A celebration of John's life and career will be held in Calgary at a later date in June. Announcement to follow.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 5/8/2011 - 5/9/2011

 
 
   Aldridge, Frank
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ALDRIDGE, Frank L. September 4, 1938 - April 29, 2011 Frank was born September 4, 1938 in Cardston, Alberta, son of Herman and Elsie. He attended school at Owendale and then graduated from SAIT in industrial electrical engineering. Frank spent his employment years with City of Calgary Electric System (Enmax) in various positions throughout the company. He and his wife Madeleine traveled extensively throughout the world and camped, cycled and hiked with the CBEREA group. He leaves his wife of fifty-three years, Madeleine; two sons Darren (Linda) and Kenneth (Laurie); grandsons Calum and Harrison; granddaughters Little Madeleine and Claire "Clairee"; sisters Carolyn (Lawrence) Cahoon and Ardith Tjounelund both of Cardston, Alberta and brother Arden (Sharon) of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his older brother Bill and sister Olive. We would like to thank the staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, especially Dr. Doug Stewart, Dr. Jane Loehr and nurses Gail Jewer and Debbie Peters for their excellent care and attendance. A celebration of Frank's life will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Bow Valley Chapel, 2526 - 24 Avenue N.W. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directly made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, specifically the Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma program, 710, 10123 - 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3H1. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca . FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial. Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/30/2011 - 5/3/2011

 
 
  Dibble, Alna
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DIBBLE, Alna "Mary" March 1, 1924 - April 27, 2011 Mary Dibble of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 87 years. A Celebration of Mary's life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . In living memory of Mary Dibble, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/30/2011 - 5/1/2011

 
 
   Brown, Donald
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BROWN, Donald Edward April 2, 1920 - April 23, 2011 Donald Edward Brown, born April 2, 1920, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2011. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Audrey Dora Reed Brown; his four children: Dawn Gartner (Mel), Janet Lamb (Bill), Reed Brown (Teri), Craig Brown; his seven grandchildren: James Carswell (Ankie), Erin Gartner, Sara Gartner-Frey (Chris), Scott Lamb, Jonathan Lamb (Jana); Tia Brown (Dan Crowther), McKuen Brown (Stephanie Boyko) and his great-grandchildren: Arwyn Carswell and Liam Carswell. He is also survived by his sister Helen Kidd and his brother Paddy Brown. He was predeceased by his parents, Mel and Ethel Brown, his brother, James Robert Brown, and his sisters, Elizabeth Townsend and Joyce Bowhay. Don was born on his grandfathers homestead in the Conrich, Alberta area and grew up in the Cochrane area. He went to SAIT to study radio technology. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1939 where he served in Montreal, England and Germany. Don returned from the war and went to Edmonton to study Education. He graduated in 1951 with a B Ed and MA. His Masters thesis was on the history of the Cochrane/Glendale area. He moved to Calgary and began his teaching career. Over the years he taught at Crescent Heights High School, Colonel Walker and served as Assistant Principal at King George and Viscount Bennett. When the CBE decided to computerize he became the Educational Coordinator for the School Board as part of the team that set up the initial computer system. He retired in 1978 and embarked on many new careers that reflected his many talents and interests. He became a carpenter, a handyman, a farmer, a photographer, a collector and a world traveller. He spent twenty years as a Docent at the Calgary Zoo. He was a natural as a teacher and spent his life time learning and appeasing his curiosity. He loved life, camping and spending time with his family and friends. A celebration of his life will take place at Prince of Peace Manor Banquet Room (285030 Luther Rose Boulevard N.E., Calgary, AB), on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Road N.E., Calgary T2E 7V6 or through their website www.calgaryzoo.com . Special thanks to the caring staff on Units 43 and 51 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and to all the wonderful staff at Prince of Peace Manor. In living memory of Don Brown, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/27/2011 - 4/28/2011

 
 
   Enright, Mary
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ENRIGHT, Mary Noreen (nee Koob) August 21, 1930 - April 21, 2011 Noreen Enright, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Enright of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the age of 80 years. She was born in Cudworth, SK and taught school in Saskatchewan and Alberta, including Sacred Heart and St. Philip schools in Calgary. Noreen loved gardening, classical music, her Haysboro tai chi group, picnics in the park, lunches with her close friends, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her four children Kathy (Bill) White, Laurel (Michael King), Donald and Chris as well as her three grandchildren, Eric, Megan and Jessica White. She is also survived by her brother Don Koob, sister-in-law Terry Koob, nieces, nephew and other relatives. Noreen was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, sister Verla and brother Larry. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Gerard Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) today, April 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 (Telephone 403-205-3966, email donorservices@ cancer.ab.ca ) or to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8 (Telephone 403-258-0040). Special thanks to the caring staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Chinook Hospice. In living memory of Noreen Enright, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/24/2011 - 4/25/2011

 
 
   Sylvie St-Hilaire  
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ST-HILAIRE, Sylvie Ema 1954 - 2011 Sylvie passed away at home on Saturday, April 16, 2011 with her loving family by her side. Sylvie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Phil Dalgleish. She will also be sadly missed by her son, Stephane (Samantha) Dumais and step-daughters: Angela (Chris) Reynolds and Sandy (Ryan) Davidson and nephew J.R. (Lisel) Sacdalan and their children. Sylvie will be forever in the hearts of her mother, Adle and father, Andr (Huguette), sisters: Ginette (Serge) Godbout, Francine (Norman) Harney, Doris (Jacob Frank) Gallan, Mona St-Hilaire and many beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sylvie"s treasured second family will miss her dearly: Ernie and Joyce Dalgleish, Debbie (Tom) Shirlaw, Wendy (Cora) Dalgleish, Donna (Karen) Dalgleish, Heather Dalgleish and Ken Dalgleish. Sylvie was predeceased by her beloved step-daughter, Crystal in 1997. Sylvie was a dedicated teacher who loved children and the teaching profession. She was a French Immersion teacher at ecole Banff Trail and ecole Andrew Davison. Tributes in Sylvie's name may be made directly to Alberta Children's Hospital (2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary AB T3B 6A8). Public Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME where a Celebration of Sylvie"s Life will be held Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@arbormemorial.com, Subject heading: Sylvie St-Hilaire. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 1605 - 100 Street S.E. (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road), Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone: 403-272-5555. www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.   Published in the Calgary Herald on 4/18/2011

 
 
   Mittoo, Robert
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MITTOO, Robert 1940 - 2011 Robert Mittoo, retired teacher (CBE), mentor, loving father and husband born January 8, 1940 in Trinidad, passed away at the Foothills Hospital April 13, 2011. Beloved husband of Shirley and father of Lisa, Tatiana, Daniela. Brother of Dulcie (Mulchan), Grace (deceased) and Delia Lutchmeesingh (Teeluck). Grandfather of Joshua and Rachel and uncle of Brian and Susan and the Mulchan"s; and a Great uncle to many. His loves were music, fishing, gardening, cooking, reading, writing and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (204, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3) or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (100, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6). A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. To e-mail condolences: mountainview@arbormemorial.com, subject heading: Robert Mittoo. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY. Phone: 403-272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca.   Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/15/2011 - 4/17/2011

 
 
   Klem, Reg
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KLEM, Reg October 6, 1948 - April 3, 2011 Reg Klem peacefully passed away in the early morning of April 3, 2011 with his loving family by his side. After ten difficult years of medical issues including a heart bypass, having leukemia twice and a bone marrow transplant, he lost a hard fought battle. Reg was born on October 6, 1948 and grew up in Waskatenau, Alberta and had many fond stories of his youth with siblings, cousins and friends. He attended the University of Alberta and received his Bachelor of Education in 1972. Following a move to Calgary, Reg taught in many junior high classrooms and retired from the CBE in 2007. Reg loved his sports and excelled in curling and slo-pitch. The sports channel was always on and he had season tickets to the Hitmen. Reg leaves behind his wife Linda, children Brendan and Delaney, siblings Marlene (Archie) Miskiw, Doug (Donna) Klem, Wendy (Lionel) Rentz, nieces and nephews. The family wishes a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses at Unit 38 Peter Lougheed Hospital, Unit 57 Tom Baker and the BMT Clinic. Memorial Service will be held in the Harvest Room at First Alliance Church (12345 - 40 Street S.E.) on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Regs family through www.evanjstrong.com . Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Phone: 403-265-1199. Calgary Family Owned. www.evanjstrong.com .   Published in the Calgary Herald on 4/7/2011

 
 
   Turner, William
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TURNER, William George January 29, 1944 - April 2, 2011 William Turner, beloved husband of Catherine Turner, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Southwood Hospice in Calgary. Bill was born in Regina, lived in Winnipeg and moved to Calgary when he was in his teens. He attended the U of C where he received his B. Sc. in 1969 and his B. Ed. in 1971. He enjoyed thirty-four years as a science teacher with the Calgary Public Board of Education, most of those years at Forest Lawn Sr. High. Bill was a kind, generous, thoughtful man and the teaching profession suited him admirably. He was an amateur beekeeper for forty years and an active member of the Calgary and District Beekeepers. The science of the honeybee was a constant source of fascination for him. Other interests included hiking, skiing, cycling and traveling - especially in the many vans he owned over the years. Bill is survived by his wife Catherine; daughters Elizabeth (Wayne Silliker) and Rebecca (Dallan Hughes). He is also survived by his brother Richard (Michele) Turner, and sister Jo-Anne (Terry) Bertamini; mother-in-law Helene MacCalder; brother-in-law Rod MacCalder (Rita Boucher), sister-in-law Pat MacCalder; nephews Mike, Todd, Luke, Matthew, Mark, John, Adam, Daniel and Chris; nieces Nancy and Rennie; godson Brad Colpitts. He was predeceased by his parents Isabel and Bill Turner and father-in-law Al MacCalder. At Bills request we will not be having a funeral. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Bill at an open house at the family residence on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the A.L.S. Society of Alberta, Suite 250, 4723 - 1 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 4Y8 ( www.alsab.ca ). You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . The family would like to thank those who provided help and care for Bill, especially the staff at the Calgary ALS Society, the staff at the ALS Clinic at the Foothills Hospital and the staff at the Southwood Hospice. In living memory of William Turner, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.  Published in the Calgary Herald from 4/6/2011 - 4/7/2011

 
 

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