August 17, 1947 – Cranbrook, British Columbia June 21, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta 

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Bill Leonard, brother, husband, dad and "poppa" on June 21, 2017 at the age of 69 years.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife and best friend Susan, his daughter Heather, his son Bruce and his wife Amanda and grandkids Maclean, Charlie and Addison. Bill is also survived by his brother Mike and wife Sue, Jean and Bob Cameron, Jim and Jacquie Estey, special nieces and nephews, and jamming partner cousin Rick Godderis and his wife Joan.

Bill was predeceased by his parents Edward and Elizabeth Leonard and his in-laws Clarence and Virginia Estey. 

What brought him the most joy were his three precious grandchildren Maclean, Charlie and Addison. Bill developed incredibly deep relationships with each of his grandchildren and understood what brought each of them joy. No activity was too big or small – hockey, fishing, Lego, reading, wrestling or just sitting on "Poppa's" lap for some cuddles. Bill was truly an incredible role model, friend and confidant to his grandchildren and his depth of character and lessons taught will be reflected in them for generations to come. Bill grew up in Cranbrook, BC, attended Notre Dame University in Nelson BC and the University of Calgary. During Bill's 31 years with the Calgary Board of Education he impacted 1,000's of Elementary School Children. Everyone remembers Mr. Leonard not only for his family fun nights and the annual pie throw in the principal's face, but more importantly for the time he took to build meaningful relationships with students. These relationships were built on compassion and mutual respect. Upon retirement from the CBE Bill was employed by Compton Petroleum as Human Resources Manager. The most gratifying part of his roll at Compton was the community outreach program that he developed which funded many schools and organizations in need. His happiest times were spent at the family cottage at Tie Lake, a place where family and friends have gathered for over 50 years. Bill spent his days at the lake puttering and enriching the lives of those around him. Countless hours were spent driving the boat and teaching kids how to water ski, dirt bike and everything in between. While at the lake, Bill also cherished his time spent at Willow Bend golfing with his family and friends. The lake will forever be a reflection of Bill and a cherished place for our family. 

 Bill had a great love of all sports and spent many hours watching Maclean and Charlie participate in different sports. He felt strongly that all kids should have the opportunity to experience the magic of sport and asked that any donations be made to KidSport PO Box 94011 Elbow River Post Office, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0S4 Telephone (403)202-0251 kidsportcalgary.ca

In living memory of Bill Leonard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

 

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May 10, 1949 - February 3, 2017 It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Kerry Lynne Elliot (née McCarthy) passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 after an incredibly courageous year long battle with lung cancer. Kerry was the devoted wife and best friend to Neil for 44 years. Her daughters Kathryn Rounding (Phil) and Lauren were the centre of her world, along with her adored grandchildren Grayson and Anna. She will be sorely missed by her sister Patricia Runcer (Gordon); brother-in-law Roger Lundberg and a multitude of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Kerry will be remembered first and always as a loving mother and wife and an amazing Nana, who passed on her love of reading and crafting. The many students whose lives she impacted over a 25 year teaching career will always remember her as a caring and understanding teacher, and friends will remember her laughter and kindness. Kerry always thought of others before herself, and we are all grateful to have had her warm heart and her generosity of spirit in our lives. Please join the Elliot and Rounding families as we celebrate Kerry's life at an open house party on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The celebration of life will take place at the Glendale Community Centre, 2405 Glenmount Drive S.W. Come early, come late, stay for a little, stay for a while. Bring your stories and memories of Kerry, and let's honour her in the way she would have liked best - by sharing love and laughter. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5, Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.cancer.ca.

 

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1927 – 2017 Yvonne, beloved wife of Arthur Victor Greenwood, was born in Vancouver, B.C. and passed away peacefully at home in Calgary, AB on June 6, 2017 at the age of 89 years. She grew up on a homestead in Peace River country for five years during the Depression; later the family moved to West Peace River. Although she was not able to begin school until she was nine years old, she quickly caught up and won the Governor General's medal in Grade nine. She attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she got her teaching certificate and she met her husband, Arthur, and married him on April 16, 1946. In July, 1948 when Arthur went to Snag, Yukon Territories to work with heavy equipment on the airport runway and later became a power plant operator, Yvonne followed him and both her daughter Carol Elaine and son Terrence Victor were born in the Whitehorse hospital. She and Carol did leave him alone for ' 48-'49 school year while she taught in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The family moved to the Armena-Camrose area in 1953 when Art obtained a job in the oil patch for Sun Oil company. Yvonne taught at the Armena School and was her daughter Carol's first grade teacher. Her son Kenneth Miles was born in the Camrose Hospital. In 1955 Arthur was transferred to New Norway and then in 1956 to Wetaskiwin where Yvonne taught at Parkdale Elementary and her daughter Gail Patricia was born. After Art was transferred to Calgary in 1969, Yvonne taught at Alex Munroe School until her retirement in 1989. She also obtained her B.A. in Education at the University of Calgary by taking day and evening courses. In her honour the Alex Munroe School named one of their rooms the "Greenwood Room". She continued to tutor children and volunteer at Huntington Hills School for years after her official retirement. Yvonne loved storytelling and teaching young children to read and often said that though she was happy to be paid for it, she would have done it for nothing. She also loved gardening and always had a vegetable and flower garden. She donated generously of her time and money to many charities. Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren and lived to spend some precious time with her great-grandchild, too. Yvonne was predeceased by husband Arthur, her father Elmer Harrison and mother, Pearl Edna Harrison (born Shields), and her brothers Brian and Albert. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Side and Jaunita (Nita) Halsall, her brother Richard (Dick), her four children, her grandchildren Lara Wakulich, Myles Greenwood, Andrea Greenwood, and Daniel Greenwood, and one great-grandchild Cohen Greenwood

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April 14, 1937 - June 10, 2017It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ken Tidsbury on June 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Dani; and his daughter, Brenda McLean, and her husband, Scott; and grandchildren, Jordan, Tait, Kyle and Ty. He was predeceased by his beloved daughters, Terri Jo and Jodi; his parents, Margaret and George Tidsbury; and his brother, Bob. Ken was born on April 14, 1937 and raised in Calgary. He attended Balmoral School and Crescent Heights High School. He was a lifetime athlete, and played hockey and football in Calgary. He cherished the summers that he spent on his aunt and uncle's farm in Manitoba. The family moved to Saskatoon when he was sixteen. He attended City Park High School and captained the Hilltops football team. He received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan where he played football for the university football team, the Huskies. During his life he played a variety of sports, including tennis and golf. He obtained his Masters of Education from Oregon, and returned to Calgary to teach at Henry Wisewood High School. He moved to SAIT as Athletic Director. He was instrumental in the creation and design of the SAIT Campus Centre; and was the Director of Student Services for a number of years before his retirement. A lifetime pleasure for him were the times that he spent at the cottage at Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan, beginning as a life guard in 1958. His love of that area never wavered. In later years, he also enjoyed the family cottage at Fairmont, BC. His grandchildren are especially grateful for the time together in both places as he taught them many life lessons, most importantly to keep life simple, fish, golf and cherish the sunsets. Throughout his years in Calgary, he spent many enjoyable hours at the Calgary Winter Club participating in a variety of activities. His passion was working out in the gym; he could be found lifting weights even in his final days. Ken made a significant contribution to education in Calgary. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Calgary Winter Club (4611 – 14 Street NW) on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Ken's family at www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada–Calgary and Southern Alberta Chapter would be greatly appreciated. 

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 April 17, 1939 – May 26, 2017 John's difficult years of dementia mercifully ended as he was graced to be called Home. A people person to the end, engaging as best he could with staff and fellow Residents, he was loved by Caregivers at Points West Living, his home for the past four months. Born, raised, and educated in Ontario, with Degrees in Divinity and Education, he gathered lifelong friends as a schoolboy, a young rural Minister, a Teacher, and an Administrator. Blessed with an abundance of integrity, wit, and sociability, teaching High School English was his passion and his Calling, evidenced by the thank yous former students sent, for his mentoring, role- modeling, and solid grounding for their higher learning and future careers. After seventeen years in Administration with the Academic Division of Continuing Education in Calgary, he retired in 1996 and eagerly began substitute teaching in Calgary, then in Red Deer for several years. Volunteering, yardwork, and cycling were his favorite pastimes. He was a devoted husband, cherished his Children, stepchildren, and the nine grandchildren, and treasured every family gathering. Predeceased by his parents Jock and Velma and younger brother Alf, John leaves his loving wife, Marion; children Mark (Lori), Kent (Jenn), Lisa; stepchildren Steve (Lisa) Morrical, Christine Day; grandchildren Taylor, Bailey, Caitlyn Russell, Aryn Morrical, Emily (Matt) Klein, Abbey Morrical, Lauren, Ryan, Brooke Day; great- grandchildren Lukas, Jacob, Rosalind. Also survived by brother Don (Leila); Aunt Mona; sisters-in-law Joan Russell, Bev Doucette, Colleen Graham; nieces, nephew, close cousins, and many many old friends. For all the caring support, we thank Chess Nesom, Dr. Meryl Hart and Dr. Kamal Daniel; Janet Miller and Maureen Wielinga of AHS; special caregivers Sarah-Lynn and Kim, and all the kind and loving staff at Points West. Couldn't have managed without you! A Celebration of Life will be at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 0B8, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may go to Sunnybrook's Special Gifts Fund or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400- 522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2RS. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.

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April 28, 1933 – May 22, 2017 On May 22, 2017 at the age of 84 years, John Felix Early (Jack) passed peacefully in his sleep with his son at his side in the compassionate care of the staff of Mayfair Care Centre. He is lovingly remembered by his son David Early; as well as his sister Colleen Fluitsma, and brother Barry Early. He was predeceased by his brother Frank Early. John was born in New Zealand and came to Canada to pursue a career as a teacher. Education was immensely important to John and he led a long and full career as an extremely dedicated teacher and principal. He believed every student was important and unique, and wanted to ensure that they had a warm and caring environment to nurture their growth. A Celebration of Life will be held at SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE, 12700 Macleod Trail South (at Lake Fraser Gate), on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.            

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June 2, 1938 – Wakefield Yorkshire, England  May 18, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Colin beloved husband of Valerie Diane Pearson (nee Fox) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the age of 78 years. Colin was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK. He taught at the Stettler Junior High School, then the rest of his career with the C.B.E. He loved rugby and played for U of C and the Saints Rugby Club. He also loved hiking in the mountains. Colin is survived by his wife Valerie, son Matthew, daughter-in-law Naomi (nee Stuckert) of Calgary, grandchildren Olivia and Charlie; sister; Helen Dean, brother-in- law George Dean, sister-in-law Pauline Hutchby and brother-in-law Stuart Hutchby. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Colin Pearson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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November 3, 1940 – April 7, 2017Mona Doreen McManus, wife of Jack McManus, died peacefully on Friday April 7, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mona was born in Castor, Alberta to Luella and Jim Drever on November 3, 1940. Besides her husband Jack, Mona is survived by her daughter Lisa Devine (Mike), and her son Jeff McManus (Lauren), grandchildren Grier and Tully McManus, and Francesca and Jack Devine, and siblings Marilyn Ross (Allan), and Kent Drever (Trudy). She was predeceased by her parents Jim and Luella Drever and her brother Dale Drever (Darlene). Mona was a lady with many talents, she graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Home Economics in 1963 and taught full and part-time with the Calgary Board of Education until her retirement from Louise Dean School in June 1998. She was an avid quilter and her works of art are appreciated by many recipients. Mona had an amazing flare for home and garden décor and a passion for clothes and scarves that went far beyond the norm. She was a fabulous cook which she thoroughly enjoyed with her monthly gourmet girls club. Golfing at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club and in the winter months in Palm Springs was a sport Mona loved to play. Mona was a very active participant in the community where she cherished her friendships with her neighbours at "Lott Creek Hollow". The Timber Ridge group of friends in Windermere also provided many fond memories for Mona especially the Apres ski gatherings at Panarama. A Celebration of Mona's life will be held on April 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Eden Brook Funeral Home and Reception Centre. The family would like to thank Dr. Desiree Hao and all the staff in Unit 47 Palliative Care Unit at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, the staff in Unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital and the nurses and caregivers from the Cochrane Home Care Centre for all the excellent care given to Mona over the past year. 

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 (nee Brooks)Dora Brooks Corbett M.Ed. born November 16, 1928 to Wanda and Fred Brooks of Hillspring, Ab, passed on March 25, 2017. Survived by Husband, Bill (married 67 years); sons Tom, Ken, Rod and daughter Sally; foster daughters Carol and Michelle; grandchildren Robb, Audrya, Joan, Heather, Karen, Brooke, Emilie, Nadine; great- grandchildren Eli, Sophia, Liam, Cosette, Hendrix, Macoy, Canon, Ryder, Brynlee, Nash, Orion; sisters Myrna, Nola, brother Gaile. Dora was loved for her thoughtfulness and generosity. She enjoyed good friends, travel, opera, quilting, and bridge. Dora's career in Education spanned some 35 years starting at Bentley (where she met Bill), Sedgewick and then with the CBE at several elementary schools and concluding as the first principal of Banting-Best. She was active in ATA and served as a president of ARTA. Throughout her illness, Dora received loving care at home from family, and huge thanks are extended to Home Care nurses Jacqui, Irene, Megan, and to CBI helpers. Her final day was made comfortable at Agape Hospice. On Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m., a celebration of her life will be held at the Parkdale Community centre (Nifty-Fifties Seniors), 3512- 5th Ave. S.W. Calgary. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca. 

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July 25, 1924 – March 22, 2017

Anne Mason, our loving Mother, Nana and GG, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Anne is survived by her five children; Greg (Sheila), Maureen, Neil, Karen (Bryce) Eidsness and Mark (Karen); six grandchildren, Neil (Cynthia) and Paul Mason, Bradley (Tessa) and Steven Eidsness, and Sarah and Michael Mason; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Parker Mason; and her sister, Kathleen Herman (Gerry Shea). Anne was predeceased by her husband, Tom (married 62 years) on March 11, 2013; son, Doug; and three sisters and two brothers. Raising six children and having a successful career as a math teacher at St. Mary's High School gave Anne a full and joyous life. Retirement brought extensive travel with Tom and special times with her six grandchildren and families. We will miss her but she has left a legacy of great memories to cherish and treasure. A Memorial Mass will be held at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive NW) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A private family graveside service will take place at Queens Park Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 

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