July 4, 1934 – Drumheller, Alberta
December 5, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Carolyn Skoko of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 83 years. We love you mom, you accomplished great things in your life and you were a wonderful role model. Carolyn was a great storyteller, a strong feminist, and a well respected elementary school teacher who loved teaching boisterous boys. She believed in hard work and always showed great compassion for others. She was passionate about Canadian politics and even corresponded with her favorite Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. Carolyn grew up in Drumheller with three brothers and her best friend from kindergarten, Margaret Brown. This is also where she met her dashing husband Norman. The many deep friendships she made there were maintained throughout her life, this was her "Drumheller crowd". Carolyn has lived her adult life in Calgary, a wonderful time filled with family adventures and great friendships, for the past 50 years where all her children were raised. Carolyn leaves behind her loving children, Mark and daughter-in-law Joylyn, Erica and son-in-law Rob, Blair and daughter-in-law Marzena, and Kevin; her seven spirited grandchildren Sébastien, Zacharie, Jonathon, Gavin, Teagan, Liam and Anika; along with her cherished pooch Daisy, who brought her always tremendous pleasure. Carolyn was predeceased by her beloved husband Norman Skoko (1992) and her three brothers: Freeman, Bob and Ian. A Celebration of her Life will be held at Wild Rose United Church, 1317 – 1st Street N.W., on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Please forward condolences through www.calgarycrematorium.com. If friends and family so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army Agapé Hospice at 1302 8th Ave NW, Calgary T2N 1B8.
October 26, 1948 - Medicine Hat, Alberta
November 27, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta
Joni Winter passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the age of 69 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the "Foundations for Senior Care Chinook Hospice", to the attention of Doreen at 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary AB T2V 4Y8, Telephone: (403) 258-0040. In living memory of Joni Winter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Passed away November 28, 2017 peacefully at home after an extended illness. Anne was born in Halifax February 7, 1936; daughter of William Gordon Robertson and Dorothy Robertson (Bower) and sister to William (Bill) Robertson. She attended Tower Road School, Goresbrook and Edgehill in Windsor before taking teacher training at Macdonald College (McGill University) in Montreal. She taught Kindergarten in Montreal before going overseas with the DND to teach in Germany at Royal Canadian Air Force base (3 Wing) from 1960 to 1962. This posting awakened a travel bug which was with her for her lifetime. For her "Centennial Project" she went out to Calgary in 1967 to teach Kindergarten in various schools before participating in the establishment of universal Early Childhood Education (ECS) in Alberta. Part of this project was to teach at University Elementary School, a demonstration school associated with the University of Calgary. In addition Anne earned her Bachelor of Education degree at University of Calgary. Among her many colleagues at UES was Joan Beharrell (Gregory), sister of future husband Doug Gregory of Montreal. Anne retired from teaching as ECS Consultant - Calgary Board of Education with the arrival of daughter Andrea in 1975 and son Matthew in 1977. Anne's travels BD (before Doug) took her to Europe, Africa, South America and – her great pride - a two month camping drive up the Alaska Highway (unpaved) in her '63 Beetle with friend Audrey. With Doug, travelling continued as the family lived in the Sultanate of Oman (1980-82), and travelled in subsequent years to Kenya, Egypt, Borneo and trips to the UK, Greece among other locations. To celebrate (a little early) her 80th birthday Anne and Doug returned with delight to visit Oman again in 2015. Volunteerism was also a large part of Anne's life and the beneficiaries were Andrea's and Matt's schools (in Oman and Calgary), The Alberta Children's Hospital , Heritage Park (Calgary) the Make a Wish Foundation (in Calgary and Halifax) and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. In 1999, Anne and Doug were transferred to Halifax where they decided, in 2003, to retire and began to spend summers on the South Shore (Petite Riviere, Green Bay) and, for many years, winters in Queensland, Australia. Her joy for life was clear to all who met her and she made good friends around the world (and kept them) with regular eloquent letters, emails and telephone conversations. Anne is survived and sorely missed by husband Doug, children Andrea and Matt (Catherine) grandchildren Rhys, Paige and Felix , brother Bill Robertson (Donna), sister-in-law Diane Mcconachie, and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has occurred and Celebrations of Life will be held in both Calgary and Halifax at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
December 26, 1930 – November 18, 2017
Our beloved Elizabeth "Betty" Madeline Watson went to be with the Lord on Saturday November 18, 2017. She is survived by her loving family and many friends. Betty was an exemplary inspiration to all on a life well lived to the fullest through her kind, loving nature, grace and compassion. An incredible legacy from the most incredible woman. Thank you, God, for Betty. We will miss her deeply. A Celebration of Betty's Life will be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northland and Northmount Drive NW) on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Matthew Emmelkamp, Presider. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Betty's family through www.evanjstrong.com. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199
June 13, 1957 – Brockville, Ontario
November 13, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Kevin Pelehos, beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed away suddenly on Monday, November 13, 2017 at his home. Kevin was born in Brockville, ON, and raised in Prescott, ON, by his loving parents and siblings while helping to run the family store. Kevin met his wife, Judy, while attending Queen's University as he achieved his Bachelor of Education. They later settled in Calgary and Kevin began a thirty-three year career working for the Calgary Board of Education teaching high school Physical Education and Sports Medicine. Kevin was also a dedicated coach for many sports teams, leaving lasting impressions on many students, athletes and colleagues. Kevin was known for his positive energy, caring nature and vibrant approach to life. He always put family first and loved sharing his pride for his sons. Some of his best times were enjoyed entertaining and socializing with friends and family. Kevin had an undeniable passion for food and beverage, a keen interest in travel and adventure and was an avid Red Sox fan. Kevin will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Judy and sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Christie, Matthew and Crystal. A Tribute to Kevin's Life will be held at The Glencoe Club (636 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0P1) Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring written stories and photos of Kevin to share with the family. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Blood Services, www.blood.ca. In living memory of Kevin Pelehos, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
April 14, 1931 - St. Boniface, Manitoba
November 3, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Raymond Ernest Huot, beloved husband of Rita Catherine Huot (nee McDonald) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Ray was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Graduated from university of North Dakota (BSC in Geology 1955) on a hockey scholarship. He worked in Calgary for French Petroleum then changed to teaching in 1960. He was a teacher at St Lawrence School 1961 – 62, a Principal at St. Bernadette '62-'73, St. Benedict '73-'77, Holy Trinity '77-'81 and Holy Redeemer Bilingual '81-88. He retired in 1988 and enjoyed senior slo pitch, golfing and senior hockey. Ray is loving remembered by his wife, Rita; children, Anne-Marie (Jeff) Sklar, Jesse and Nicole (Jonathan Rosebush); Richard Huot (Lynda), Mitchel and Easton; Patricia Huot (Nicole) Frandsen; and Denise (Joel) Francisco, Sarina and Diego; brothers Paul (Doreen) and Maurice (Maureen). He was predeceased by parents, Bertha and Paul Huot and his sister, Colette. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (640 - 19th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Church.
1918 - 2017
Ann passed away peacefully at the Brentwood Care Centre in Calgary, AB on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 the age of 99 years. She was born in Medicine Hat, AB. Ann never married; instead she dedicated her life to her family and her profession. She was bright, capable, and wished to become a teacher. Ann first gained a certificate to teach in rural schools, but through sheer determination, she attained a degree from U of A by correspondence and many years of attendance during her summer breaks. She taught in Elementary and Junior High Schools in Calgary and reached the position of vice- principal. Ann was athletic, and in addition to academic classes and counselling, she taught physical education, and maintained good health throughout her life. She was an active supporter of Central United Church in Calgary. Upon retirement, she served for many years as a docent at the Glenbow Museum. She was predeceased by sisters Mary Campbell and Rose Tiller. Ann is survived by her brother Robert; nephews and nieces, Douglas Campbell (Shirley), Roger Tiller, Linda Cromwell (Herb) and Barry Tiller (Audrey); great-nephews/nieces, Chad Tiller (Elizabeth), James Tiller (Jessica), John Mussare (Tiffany Krupsky), Christina Doolittle (Allan) and Georgia Campbell; great-great-nephews/nieces Katherine, Gregory and Garett Tiller, Norah Doolittle, and John Mussare IV. Ann's strength and kind and caring presence are sadly missed.
Born January 3, 1946 in Swift Current Saskatchewan and passed away on November 1, 2017 in Melville, Saskatchewan following a long struggle with cancer. Janet was the eldest of three sisters born to Casey and Eileen Caswell. She completed her public schooling at Swift Current Comprehensive High School and later attended the University of Calgary where she obtained a B.Ed and later an M.Ed. She taught in a number of Elementary schools in the Calgary Board of Education: Wildwood, Glamorgan, G.W. Skene, Sam Livingston, and Falconridge. She was a highly regarded teacher who excelled in working with diverse populations She also taught in Vancouver and Burnaby Janet was a loving and charismatic, creative, and strong person who appreciated the Arts, animals of all kinds, and had a lifelong desire to travel to many foreign countries. Janet is survived by her son, Benn Snider, and daughter Karla Muzyka (Lindzay) and her children's father, Allan Snider. A closed celebration of Janet's life will take place in Calgary on November 5. Janet's family would like to thank the staff of St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Saskatchewan, and especially Doctor Cottingham.
July 11, 1944 - October 28, 2017
Elaine Barbara Whitehead passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 73 years. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 47 years, Ash; her children Andrew (Shannon), Cameron (Katerina), Catherine Glen (Anthony) and Alison LaRue along with her beloved grandchildren Cody, Aidan, Lauren, Olivia, Jacob, Adam, Nathan and Dylan. Elaine was raised in the small Alberta community of Glenwood, surrounded by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains where her love of the outdoors was a source of peace and happiness throughout her life. She relished the sight of the first robin in spring, stood in awe of the aurora borealis and the beauty of wild flowers. A patriotic Canadian, Elaine visited 9 Provinces, toured museums, art galleries, and National Parks. She appreciated the arts, including opera and theatre, and was an avid reader. Elaine was a lifelong learner. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree and taught English and French, before transitioning midlife into a Registered Rehabilitation Counselor. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she taught in all the auxiliaries, served in various leadership roles, and was true and faithful.
February 15, 1936 - October 21, 2017
Marilyn passed away October 21, 2017 at the age of 81. Marilyn was predeceased by her loving husband Doug Slater, Julie Olsen (sister), Walter Prysunka (brother), Daniel Prysunka (father), Rose Prysunka (mother). She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by Rick Slater (son), Campbell River, BC, Diane Slater (daughter) and Doug Beck, Calgary, AB, Bob Slater (son) and Dorrie Wiwcharuk, Calgary, AB, Tara Slater (granddaughter), Edmonton, AB, Jennifer Slater (granddaughter), Parksville, BC, Vera and Mel Bowen (sister), Airdrie, AB, Nadia and Eldon Eitzen (sister), Calgary, AB, Arne and Carol Prysunka (brother), Kelowna, BC, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Marilyn was a lifelong sports fan, cheering and supporting her beloved Calgary Flames and Stampeders. Mom was a dedicated passionate elementary school teacher for over 20 years in Calgary and completed her university degree while performing as a fulltime mother. She will be missed.