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,
October 2, 1954 – Regina, SK July 19, 2016 – Calgary, AB
Donna Hefter, beloved wife of Tom Hefter passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the age of 61 years after a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer which she faced with strength and dignity. Donna and Tom had an extremely close and loving relationship. They did most things together during their 24 years of marriage and particularly enjoyed spending time together watching sports on television especially curling, CFL football and golf. She always enjoyed spending quality time with treasured friends over lunch or coffee. She enjoyed travelling to visit family and friends, although her favourite trip was a European river cruise which included time in Prague and Paris. Donna had a 25 year teaching career where her primary focus was both teaching the curriculum and instilling positive values in her students. Donna derived much pleasure from doing things for others. Her kind, caring and compassionate manner will be truly missed. Donna is survived by her loving husband, Tom; sister, Shirley (Jim) Sturgeon; brother, Ken (Cathy) Wiebe; nephews, Dustin Wiebe, Taylor Wiebe, nieces Nola Wiebe and Lindsay (Tyler) Ottenbreit; mother-in-law, Betty Hefter; sister-in-law, Meridee Storey (Richard Howard); niece Delea (James) Taylor; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. Donna was predeceased by her father, Bruce Wiebe (1973); mother, Ethel Wiebe (2010); and father-in-law, George Hefter (2009). A private family service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made 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. Donna's family would like to thank the staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre and especially Dr. Alexander Paterson, RN Deborah Reinheimer, and the day medicine nursing staff. A special thank you to Dr. Lesley Coulter for her care and compassion while guiding Donna through her journey. In addition, the family would like to thank the staff at Southwood Hospice for their excellent care and support. In living memory of Donna Hefter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from July 23 to July 25, 2016.
June 4, 1925 – London, ON July 8, 2016 – Calgary, AB
Madeleine Allison Johnson (nee Macdonald) beloved wife of C.W. (John) Johnson of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the age of 91 years. Madeleine was born on Thursday, June 4, 1925 in London, Ontario to Camilla and Frederick MacDonald; she received her BA in 1948 from the University of BC and married John Johnson on Saturday, August 16, 1952. Madeleine had a life long career as a teacher; while in Edmonton, she taught at King Edward Junior High School and in Calgary at Louise Dean School, she was also a Corporal in the Canadian Women's Army Corp. Madeleine taught junior high school in Langley, BC where Madeleine's dance class won first prize at the Langley Waltz Festival. She was a Life Member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, a docent at Fort Calgary and the Lougheed House. Madeleine enjoyed following the achievements of her former students, and exploring the world on regular trips to foreign lands. Her fascination with elephants took her and John on many photo safaris trips to Africa. Her love of books and reading inspired her to organize a book club for her friends, highlighting her favourite author Alexander McCall Smith. Besides her loving husband of 63 years, C.W. (John) Johnson, she is remembered by daughter Leslie Williams of Turks & Caicos Islands, son Victor (Ola) of Richmond, B.C., granddaughter Nikita, cousin Denys Franzini of Hampshire, England and sister-in-law Barbara Macdonald of Calgary. Madeleine was predeceased by her parents Camilla and Frederick Macdonald and her brother Victor Macdonald. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chinook Care Centre for the friendly, cheerful and professional care that they provided to her during her three year residence there. A Celebration of Madeleine's Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Madeleine Johnson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from July 15 to July 16, 2016
May 5, 1929 - July 7, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, uncle and friend after a long battle with Parkinson's. He was born in Viking, Alberta, to Dr. Guy and Muriel Murray and grew up in Hardisty, Alberta. His love of lakes, boating and carpentry developed at an early age, and he built his first canoe at the age of ten years. By the time he graduated high school, Dave had built another canoe, two sailboats and two rowboats. His childhood friends always knew they could find him on Hardisty Lake in one of these boats. Dave moved to Calgary in 1950 to further his education and received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. He met his sweetheart Myrtle in Banff, Alberta and they tied the knot in 1955; they enjoyed 49 years of marriage until her passing. He was passionate about teaching, and he was proud of the many lives he touched over his career. Dave taught at many Calgary junior high schools, including Stanley Jones, Colonel Macleod, Queens Park, Sherwood Park and King George. In 1963 he became the first principal for Van Horne Vocational School. Dave was actively involved in Van Horne's design and curriculum. He remained principal at Van Horne for five years before moving to Balmoral and Colonel Irvine Junior High schools, again as principal. Dave was also President of the Calgary Junior High Principals' Association in addition to serving for five years on the Economic Policy Committee representing teachers. Dave retired in 1984 as principal of F. E. Osborne Junior High School. Dave and Myrtle moved to their home at Mara Lake, BC, where they enjoyed countless hours with friends and enjoyed boating, art, playing bridge, gourmet cooking, entertaining, travelling and gardening. Dave was a keen Canadian history buff, and he had a passion for building, often volunteering his considerable carpentry skills to friends, family and not-for-profits who needed a helping hand. Dave will be missed by those he leaves behind: his children Bruce (Kim) Murray of Calgary, Heather Murray of Calgary; son-in-law Don Chow of Victoria; grandchildren Dylan and Tyler Murray, Cari and Jonathon Chow; and in-laws, nieces, nephew and friends. Dave was predeceased by his wife Myrtle; daughter Robin Chow; brother Bob; sister Jeanette; father Guy; and mother Muriel. The family would like to thank the staff at the Wentworth Manor for their caring, kindness and support. Special thanks to Dave's long-time scuba diving buddy and colleague, George Stephens, for his unwavering friendship. In accordance with Dave's wishes, a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Dad, we hope you are on "Cloud Nine." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dr. Guy Murray's dentist office at Heritage Park; Heritage Park Historical Village (1900 Heritage Drive SW, T2V 2X3). Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial. Published in The Calgary Herald on July 11, 2016
Pearl Georgina Harvie passed away at home in the company of her loving family, on June 28 at the age of 83 years. Born in Peace River, Pearl was an elementary teacher and vice principal in the Calgary area for many years. Pearl is sadly missed by her daughters Nicol (Philis), and Fay. She was predeceased by her husband, Neil. A Celebration of Pearl's Life will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, AB (Across from Queen's Park Cemetery), on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone: 403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial Published in The Calgary Herald on July 2, 2016.
June 23, 1919 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan June 24, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family of Gordon Mack announce his passing on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the age of 97 years and one day. Gordon was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on June 23, 1919. He was raised in a loving family, along with his elder brother Clarence, and sister Helen. He began his teaching career in small towns around Saskatchewan and Manitoba before beginning a lengthy career with the Calgary Board of Education in Calgary. He married Mary Eulah Ward in Whitewood, Saskatchewan in 1947, and together they enjoyed their life, children and friends until Mary's passing in 1981. Gordon is survived by his children, Dave (Margie), Lawrie (Diane), Stewart (Shelley), Bird (Allan), Doug (Barb); Grandchildren, Lara (Arthur), Leland, Mandi, Conor, Brendin (Casey), Christina (Neil), David and Rebecca; Great-grandchild, Blythe; Long time companion, June Wilson. Gordon was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary; brother Clarence and sister Helen. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, www.cnib.ca . A celebration of life will be held at the Triwood Community Centre (2244 Chicoutimi Drive) on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Gordon will be interred during a family ceremony at Queen's Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Gordon Mack, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on July 1,
December 19, 1931 - June 22, 2016
William (Bill) Patrick passed away on June 22, 2016 in Calgary, AB. Bill leaves behind his wife Lorraine of 53 years, his sons Daryl and Gerry, nephew Ron, niece Jackie, and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces. Bill was an Olympic Diver representing Canada in the 1956 Summer Games in Melbourne, Australia. He won a gold and silver medal at the British Empire (Commonwealth) Games, 10 Canadian Diving Titles between 1953-1958, and was inducted into both the Canadian Aquatics and Alberta Sports Halls of Fame. A teacher, a principle, and coach, Bill touched the lives of many athletes in football, basketball, swimming, track and field, and gymnastics. A Lifetime Membership to the Alberta Teachers' Association, eight League and City Basketball Champion teams, and 1983 High School Football Coach of the Year highlighted his thirty-one year career with the Calgary Board of Education. Bill's appreciation for life was reflected by his patience, kindness, respect for people, and love of family. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Glencoe Club on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local YMCA. Published in The Calgary Herald on June 25, 2016
December 1, 1929 - Shepard, AB June 18, 2016 - Calgary, AB
Beloved husband of Jean, father of Guy (Monica), Jim (Ann), Michael, Tim and Monica (Brad), grandfather of David, Jessica, Heather, Matthew, Bailey and Brayden, great-grandfather of Arya, brother to Denis, Pat and Sharon, passed away in Calgary on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the age of 86 years. Frank attended St. Mary's High School where he excelled at many sports especially football and hockey. After many years working on the pipeline, he returned to university to begin a new career as a teacher at Shaughnessy Secondary Vocational School, where he touched the lives of many students. He was an avid golfer and horseman and especially loved spending time with his family. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Frank Mooney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on June 21, 2016