Earl Robert Larden passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the South Health Campus, on September 3, 2016. Born April 24, 1937 in Turtleford, Saskatchewan to Clarence and Ethel (Reeve) Larden, Earl spent his early years in Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan. He touched the lives of many people through his long career as an educator, retiring from the Calgary Board of Education in 1994. Earl will be lovingly remembered by Bonnie, his wife of fifty-four years; his daughter Stephanie Larden and son-in-law Bob MacDonald; grandsons William and Benjamin MacDonald; sister-in-law Rita Johnston (John MacDonald); brother-in-law Neil Johnston (Shirley); and sister-in-law Joan Larden. Earl is also survived by his aunt Margaret Reeve; numerous cousins; many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren; and a host of long-time friends. Earl was predeceased by his brother Lynn. A Celebration of Earl’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. Special thanks to the caring staff at the South Health Campus.
May 28, 1946 – August 29, 2016
Ruth, born in Bassano, Alberta, May 28, 1946, passed away August 29, 2016 in Calgary. She is survived by her husband Jerry Westland, sons David and Matthew, grandson James and brothers Bill Claxton (Leslie Chapman) from Dawson, Yukon and Herb Claxton from Lethbridge. She is greatly missed. Ruth had a knack for connecting with people, from lighthearted exchanges with people she met on the street to friendships that developed and deepened over the course of a lifetime. Through her life Ruth travelled extensively and particularly delighted in the Scottish countryside and the bustling mayhem of India. An avid reader, walker and swimmer, Ruth always kept her mind and body active. Later in life Ruth also enjoyed Tai Chi and various programs at the WellSpring Center for cancer patients. Ruth's teaching career spanned 45 years with the CBE and private schools; the last years as an ESL specialist. She loved her pupils, spending countless hours at the kitchen table sipping tea and preparing individualized lessons for them. Those tireless efforts undoubtedly set the lives of many young people on a brighter path.
January 2, 1949 – San Giacomo diCerzeto, Italy August 20, 2016 – Kelowna, British Columbia
Maddalena Morgan, beloved wife of Raymond Morgan of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the age of 67 years. Madeline had a Masters in Education which she used to teach for over thirty-five years. She spent twenty-five of those years working for the CBE, and retired in June of 2009 from Highwood French Immersion Elementary School. She was actively involved with her church programs including the RCIA program and she also coordinated the Sunday School at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (formerly known as Our Lady of Grace). She was an avid reader, and enjoyed crocheting. Madeline spoke several languages, and was fluent in English, French, Italian, Albanian, Spanish and also spoke Latin and German. Madeline is survived by her husband, Raymond Morgan; Her sons, Robert and Stephanie, John-Francis and Sarah; Grandchild, Claire; and numerous extended family and friends. The family of Madeline Morgan would like to thank the staff at the Kelowna General Hospital for their kindness and care. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 - 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Maddalena Morgan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 25, 2016
May 15, 1932 - Castor, Alberta August 15, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
John Schofield passed away peacefully on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the age of 84 years. John was born in Castor, Alberta and was raised in Alliance, Alberta. John worked as a journeyman printer with several Alberta newspaper outlets including Wimborne, Provost, Banff and finally with The Albertan (later called The Sun) in Calgary. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. He taught math, science, band, and woodworking and later became the department head of vocational arts at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School. John loved to learn and never doubted his ability to fix anything. He was always willing to help anyone needing his "MacGyver" touch with anything broken. He loved playing games but bridge was his game of choice. John loved his family, and especially his grandchildren. He never tired of teaching them and cherished every minute with them as they grew. He was so pleased to live long enough to see his precious great- grandsons. John is survived by his daughters Maureen and son-in-law Abe, Margo and son Michael; grandson Isaac (Melissa), Sarah (Niall) and Ben; great-grandsons Lucas, Jacob and Logan. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce in March, 2016. We miss him, but know that he belongs with his soulmate of 64 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund, PO Box 149, Elk Lake, ON P0J 1G0 or to Alliance Cemetery Fund, PO Box 10, Alliance, AB T0B 0A0. In living memory of John Schofield, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 19, 2016
November 13, 1946 – Winnipeg, MB - August 4, 2016 – Calgary, AB
Susan Jane Kinder, beloved wife of Brian Kinder of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully from natural causes on August 4, 2016 at the age of 69 years. Susan was born in Winnipeg, MB and received her early education in Calgary, AB at Viscount Bennett and The University of Calgary. She obtained her Master's degree in Education from the University of Regina in 1992. She taught school in Calgary before raising a family and worked for the University of Regina supervising student teachers. She was a volunteer in school libraries and a member of book clubs in Regina and Edmonton. She was an excellent mother and wife. She supported her children in their school and competitive dancing and her husband in his activities in the business community. She took great pride in her family and worked hard to help them succeed in their aspirations. In retirement, she enjoyed time with her family and friends, swimming at the YMCA, gardening and winter travel to Arizona. Susan is survived by her husband Brian Kinder of forty-seven years; daughters Sara Kinder and Diana (Stuart) Parnell; brother Peter (Martha); sister Linda (Jim) Barrette; and granddaughters Audrey and Lucy. She was predeceased by her parents Don and Faye McDiarmid. At Susan's request, no service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403) 205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Susan Kinder, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 6, 2016.
January 12, 1929 – July 30, 2016
Barbara Lee died on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Barbara was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1929 to Ernest and Ercell Kinch, the middle of three sisters. She completed A levels at Queens College in Barbados and in 1947 she came to Canada to the University of Toronto, graduating with honors in English Literature. Barbara met Tony at U of T. They were engaged when Barbara left for the UK where Barbara spent a year completing a Masters Degree in Education at Oxford. In 1952 they married in Barbados and went to Pittsburgh for Tony's employment. The next move was to Calgary where Barbara taught at Western Canada High School. Two little girls later (Katherine and Caroline) the family moved to Nigeria. It was an interesting four years for her and the family thrived. Weekends were spent in the ocean or water skiing with friends in a lagoon full of crocodiles. Then on to Houston and back to Calgary for the second time where Barbara taught at Bow Valley College. In 1975 Tony took a job in New York and Barbara and Tony moved to South Salem, NY where they bought a county acreage and discovered the joy of gardening in a climate where everything grows and the biggest challenge was making sure they harvested the corn before the raccoons got it. Barbara and Tony moved back to Calgary in 1978, returned to New York six years later and made their final move back to Calgary in 1989 when Tony retired. With each move Barbara located, bought and organized a new home, started a new garden, made new friends, reconnected with old friends, joined a new book club and tennis club and volunteered at the local museum or art gallery. After all of the moves, the fact that she lived in Calgary, in the same house from 1989 until 2016 was remarkable to her. Life in Calgary was busy with tennis, golf and bridge at the Glencoe Club, gardening, dog walking, volunteering at the Glenbow Museum, and leisure time in the mountains at Buck Point in Canmore. She and Tony travelled extensively, often with one of Barbara's sisters, Doreen and Fleurette and their husbands, Ivor Burrows and Roy Proverbs. Fortunately the men got along and the sisters always remained close. Barbara loved ideas, information and design. She always had a book on the go, read two newspapers daily and insisted on discussing what she had learned or at the very least, whether the article was well written. She was a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. When Barbara loved you, she never stopped. We will love her and miss her always. Memorial Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Barbara Lee, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 5, 2016
June 1, 1935 – Grandview, Manitoba - July 4, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
Gertrude Glendine Parks, aged, 81, died peacefully on July 4, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. Glendine was born on June 1, 1935 in Grandview, MB, the daughter of Roy and Leila Winfield. On October 6, 1956, she married the love of her life, Frank Parks, in Rossland, BC and eventually settling in Prince George, BC. Glendine worked for many years as a elementary school secretary in School District 57 at a number of schools including College Heights and Highland Elementary, and kept active with many hobbies. She steadfastly supported Frank's volunteer work with the Lions, and his love of trains. Shortly after Frank passed away in 2014, Glendine moved to Calgary. Glendine is survived by her sons Andy (Sharron), Ken (Elizabeth), grandchildren (Josh, Ben, Trevor, Taylor, Brittany), and siblings Joan, Jim (Gloria), Judie, and Vern (Lynda), numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Clark, her parents Roy and Leila, and her beloved husband, Frank. Even though the sadness of losing her is immense, she is once again with her Frank, playing crib and drinking tea. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Prince George, BC. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403) 290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Glendine Parks, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from July 15 to July 16.
November 1, 1924 - July 23, 2016
Linda Schoonover died peacefully on July 23, 2016 at the age of ninety-one with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Nowak; infant brothers, Michael, William, and John; sisters, Eva Drapak, Dorothy Symons, Paula Simpson; and brothers-in-law, Paul Drapak, Chester Simpson, Sydney Maskey, and Sam Zachary. Left to mourn her loss are sisters, Anne Zachary and Alice Maskey; son, Jason Schoonover (Susan Hattori); daughter, Karen Schoonover; grandson, Devon Fairbairn; five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was born on November 1, 1924, on a farm near Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan, and grew up in the town where her father ran the store and post office. She took her grade 12 in Saskatoon and went on to study at Normal School in Moose Jaw and later at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Calgary where she received a Bachelors Degree in Education. She began her teaching career in 1942 in a one-room school and taught for 17 years in Saskatchewan before moving to Calgary in 1964, where she taught for another 23 years. She was a dedicated and beloved teacher, who had a strong influence on many, many of her students - several of whom maintained lifelong correspondence with her. She grew up in a creative family and passed her love of the arts on to her children. She enjoyed painting, music, and dancing of all kinds. She played the mandolin and was an avid reader and gardener. She had an insatiable curiosity and loved to learn about everything - particularly history, geography, and other cultures; and was able to travel extensively after her retirement. Above all, she was a generous and devoted mother and grandmother who took pride in her family and their accomplishments. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. The family will spread her ashes in the Pacific at White Rock. We wish to thank the staff at College Park II for their generosity and compassion. Published in The Calgary Herald on July 30, 2016
August 13, 1947 – July 20, 2016
Daryl passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital at the age of 68 years. Daryl enjoyed a lengthy career as a teacher and counselor in Calgary. He also ranched in the Black Diamond area. A memorial service will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 301 MacLeod Trail, High River, AB. To express condolences please visit www.snodgrassfunerahomes.com Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes Ltd. (High River) 403 652 2222. Published in The Calgary Herald on July 25,