February 21, 1947 - October 04, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Naniamo, British Columbia. Beloved wife of Doug Fuller. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Benjy Katchen, Letty and Andrew Cherry, and Aaron and Shira Katchen, and step mother and mother-in-law of Alison and Michael Case, and Ryan Fuller and Jennifer Scheves. Devoted daughter of Helen and the late Ruby Honickman. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Wendy and Jamie Wynne. Cherished Bubby of Estela, Kaia, Dillen, Orli, Akiva, Eliya, Isabella, and Blake. Aunt of Samantha, and Jeremy. Judy was community minded, a fierce fighter for all she believed and would always help whenever she could. She will be deeply missed.  Published in The Times Colonist from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2016.

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February 19, 1942 – Medicine Hat, AB    September 13, 2016 – Calgary, AB

Vern, beloved husband of Sylvia of Calgary, passed away on September 13, 2016 at the age of 74 years. Vern was born in Medicine Hat and raised in Redcliff. He attended the University of Calgary and received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Forty-nine years ago he married the love of his life Sylvia and they had two daughters, Paula and Andrea. Vern had a life-time career with the Calgary Board of Education; he retired as a principal at the age of fifty-five. Vern was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed cross country skiing and hiking when he was younger, and he loved to travel and read in later years. He was happiest spending time with his family and friends. Vern is survived by his loving wife Sylvia; his daughters and son-in-law, Paula Collard and Andrea (Scott) Hendry; his granddaughters, Cassandra Fossli and Isla Hendry; sister Rae (Dennis) Enslen and nieces Erin and Christine. Vern was predeceased by his parents and his parents-in-law. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Rockyview Intensive Care Unit for taking such exemplary care of Vern. In living memory of Vernon Collard, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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April 19, 1925 - September 1, 2016
Cornelis B. de Leeuw (Casey), age 91, died on September 1, 2016 at St. Marguerites Manor in Calgary. Casey is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Hedwig M. de Leeuw (Ording); his daughter Marlene de Leeuw-Cain and her husband Peter; son Dingeman de Leeuw and wife Wendy; daughter Mary-Ann Smulders (de Leeuw) and her husband Jeff; and son John de Leeuw and his wife Karen. His is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Jessica Adam (Ferridge), Gwen Ferridge, Teresa Myers (Ferridge), Robert Ferridge, Naomi Stafford (de Leeuw), Neil de Leeuw, Joshua Smulders, Maeghan Smulders, Becky Smulders, Jenny Smulders, Tanya de Leeuw, Elizabeth de Leeuw and Maria de Leeuw. Casey was also blessed with 11 great grandchildren: Kaleb, Kendre, Keith, Jason, Alex, Penny, Alana, Gabriel, Austin, Colin, and Henry.
Born in Amsterdam in 1925, Casey was raised in Terrakan Indonesia until his return to Holland with his brother to attend boarding school. During WWII Casey joined the Dutch Underground fighting for Holland's liberation from Nazi Germany. After WWII ended he fought in the Dutch East Indies war for four years. In 1947 he was wounded in both legs and was awarded the Draaginsigne Gewonden, (Dutch Purple Heart). Returning to Holland in 1950, he met his wife Hedwig Ording where they were married on June 9, 1951. Following their marriage they immigrated to Canada in July 1951. 

In Canada, Casey worked for BA Oil for 16 years before enrolling in the University of Calgary in 1972 and four years later he graduated with his teaching degree at the age of 51. Casey then worked as a full-time teacher and part-time substitute teacher until he was 74 years old. His love of teaching did not end there however, as he continued to give guest lectures on WWII until finally retiring for good at the age of 80.

In 1957 Casey joined the Canadian Militia where he served loyally, finishing his service with the rank of Captain in 14 Calgary Service Battalion. Casey was a devout Catholic and active in St. Cecilia's parish serving in many capacities including: the parish council, the RCIA program, and serving as a Pastoral Care Worker. Casey was also active in his local Progressive Conservative riding, serving as a director for many years. In 2003 he was nominated for the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding and exemplary contributions to his community. Casey maintained his busy schedule during his retirement years until sidelined by vascular dementia, a disease that plagued him until his death.
 
 

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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