August 1, 1937 – June 9, 2016
Frank passed away peacefully at the Rosedale Hospice on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the age of 78 years after a long battle with lung cancer. Frank is survived by his beloved wife Carol; daughter Nancy (David); grandchildren: Finn and Sophie; brothers: Jim (Sharlene), Hugh (Mary) and Martin; sisters: Mary Jo Beveridge and Theresa; brother-in-law Dr. Earle De Coteau; Carol's siblings Sylvia Northgrave and David (Renee) Tien; as well as 20 nieces and nephews and 23 great-nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Hugh and Mary, Frank was predeceased by sister Anne De Coteau; and three brothers: Father Dan SJ, Andy and Kevin and two brothers-in-law Alex Beveridge and Jim Northgrave. Many of Frank's 27 years as a teacher were spent at St. Francis High School. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (640 – 19 Avenue NW) on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (640 – 19 Avenue NW) Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m, the Very Rev. Mariusz Sztuk, SDS and Rev. Eric Nelson, Presiders. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Columbarium. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Frank's family through www.evanjstrong.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Frank's memory may be made to Development and Peace (1425 Rene- Levesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor Montreal, QC H3G 1T7), Hospice Calgary Society (1245 70 SE Calgary, AB T2H 2X8), the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199. Published in The Calgary Herald from June 11 to June 13,2016
May 26, 1915 - April 1, 2016
Virginia Myers passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the age of 100 years. A Funeral Service will be held for Virginia at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 17th Ave. Stake Centre (2021 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB ) on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.
William (Bill) Reginald Chapman passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on May 21, 2016, at the age of 91 years. Bill is survived by his sister, Margery Chapman, his sons; Brent and Scott (Kelly), grandson Kurtis (Jillian) and his grandchildren; Alec and Maggie. He was predeceased by his wife, Laura. Bill was born in Manitoba and later moved to Alberta with his parents and siblings. Bill ranched for a short period in the Empress area. In 1954 he became a journeyman carpenter. Following working in that industry, he returned to school and obtained his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. Bill married Laura Haynes on December 30, 1959. He then taught mathematics and industrial arts until retirement. After retirement, Bill and Laura maintained a hobby farm just outside of Calgary which they both thoroughly enjoyed. Bill was a kind and patient man who will be greatly missed. There will be a Graveside Service at the Queen's Park Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.
February 1, 1957 - Viana do Castelo, Portugal May 8, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
Amalia Lopes Da Costa Simoes of Calgary passed away peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the age of 59, after a courageous battle with cancer. Amalia was born in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal on February 1, 1957. In 1966 Amalia and her family came to Canada to join their father Antonio. They spent the first four years in the town of Pine Point, Northwest Territories, and moved to Oliver, British Columbia, in 1970. She later moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she graduated from the University of Calgary with an Education Degree. Amalia began her career at Marion Carson School, where she taught for 35 years. Over the years Amalia enjoyed many summers spent in the Okanagan and Portugal, as well as travelling throughout Europe with her family. She lived a positive and peaceful life, with her family and friends. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family John Simoes, her devoted husband of 33 years; two daughters Christina (Adam) Olson, and Natasha Simoes. Her memory will also be cherished by her father Antonio Da Costa, her brothers and sisters, as well as extended family and friends in both Canada and Portugal. Amalia was predeceased by her mother Gloria Da Costa, and infant sister Lourdes. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 - 30th Street S.E.) on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (4747 - 30th Street S.E.) on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, for the care and compassion shown to their mother. In living memory of Amalia Simoes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald on May 12, 2016
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May 21, 1937 – May 6, 2016
Joseph Anthony Shenher (Joe) was born May 21, 1937 in Bengough, Saskatchewan to Jacob and Katherine Shenher. He is deeply missed by his wife Suzanne, and children Paul (Maureen), Lori (Jennifer), and Jocelyn (Ken). Joe was proud grandfather to Maddy, Lisa, Tom, Sam, Noah, Juliet, and Rebecca. Joe was one of seven children (predeceased by his twin Josephine, Nickolas, Jacob, and Andrew, and survived by Marion and Conrad). Joe was a beloved principal/teacher with the Calgary Separate School System for thirty- seven years and leaves countless fellow teachers and students he was honoured to count as friends. The family wishes to thank Drs. Ruether, Pickering, Ladegan and Donnelly, and Nurse Manager Josh, Nurse Emilie, and EMS attendants Jim, and Kerri. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church (5504- 20 Street SW) on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Photos memories and condolences may be shared with Joe's family though www.evanjstrong.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either Tom Baker Cancer Centre (website: www.albertacancer.ca/tom-baker-cancer- centre) or the Canadian Red Cross (website: www.redcross.ca). Arrangements in care of EVAN. J STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES 403-265-1199. Published in The Calgary Herald from May 11 to May 12, 2016
February 25, 1931 - New Glasgow, Nova Scotia - May 4, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, brother, and grandfather on May 4, 2016 at the age of 85. Bill made his way out west as a young man working for the CPR at Lake Louise and Alberta became his home. He overcame many obstacles to pursue his own education and then inspired a generation of students as a teacher and principal for 30 years with the Calgary Catholic School Board. Bill, also known as "Shorty", was a loyal friend, a devoted father and a proud and playful grandfather. He was a generous, sensitive, loving man, with a witty sense of humour. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Kelly (Jeff) and Zackary Lisa (Dave); and granddaughters Ailish and Owyn Lucy. Bill has gone to be with his son, Patrick William who predeceased him on December 4, 2015. He will also be sadly missed by his brothers Joe "Butch" and David and sisters Florence, Mary, Ann, Joyce and Joan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends. He was predeceased by brother Robert "Boug", sister Sally and infant sister Helen. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 100, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6, Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Bill Gormley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from May 9 to May 11, 2016.
May 30, 1936 – Lethbridge, Alberta April 13, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta
Dan Johnson, BSc., M.Ed., died peacefully and gracefully in Calgary, AB. Dan ran several successful small businesses, but his passion was education, especially early childhood education. He was a classroom teacher, a high school principal, a consultant for early education, and an advocate for children in need. He lived and worked in Alaska, Alberta (Elk Point, Magrath, Calgary), Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and the Northwest Territories. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Ann (nee: McDougall); children, Danalee McDermott, Lane (Debbie) Johnson, Woodrow Tyler (Delia) Johnson, Laralyn Gallagher; stepchildren, Gordon McDougall, Leanne McDougall (Bob Clark); and grandchildren Breanna, Collin (Maele), Reagan (Chandler), Gavin, Keaton, Austin, Ciera, Sarah, Ivan, Grey, Kate, Love, Jane, Nicholas, Lindsay, and Rebecca. He is also survived by siblings Carolynne (Leonard) Purnell, Shirley (Bob) Johnston, Joyce Backstrom, Rodney (Carroll) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Agapé Hospice for their compassionate care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. At Dan's request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2016
December 17, 1914 – Medicine Hat, AB, April 6, 2016 – Calgary, AB
Elizabeth Cooney of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the age of 101 years. She is survived and remembered with love and joy by many friends and family including her nieces Margaret-Anne Hewes, Marjorie (Peter) Sauder and Mary-Louise Hesmer. Kay Cooney and Helen Wheeler nieces of Frank Cooney. Great-nieces and nephews Elizabeth and Kathryn Hewes; Alastair, Graham and Peter Sauder plus members of the Flanagan and Mahony families. We want to thank the wonderful dedicated and caring staff at Garrison Green Senior Community (United Active Living Community) for their above and beyond attendance on Elizabeth. Elizabeth's stay at Garrison Green was short however it allowed her to enjoy the comforts of her home environment. We thank the loving friends and staff at Garrison Wood Manor where Elizabeth spent the past fourteen years enjoying her senior years with yoga, sit and fit, entertaining and bridge twice a week. She enjoyed the theatre, opera and extensive travels around the world. She was a wonderful artist who painted landscapes and was beginning to work on abstracts. Special thanks to Florence Ross, Jean Major and Eva Ann Grace for their love and support. We consider you family. Elizabeth was married to Frank Cooney who passed away after only four short years of marriage. Aunty refocused on her career teaching in a one room school house on the prairie to Home Economics Consultant for the Calgary Separate School Board. After retiring Elizabeth joined Meals on Wheels rising to President. She was very proud of obtaining her Masters degree from Hunter College, New York University. She was a great advocate of higher learning and being the best that you can be. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street SW) Today, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow on a later date at Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, A.B. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Elizabeth Cooney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Published in The Calgary Herald from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2016.
March 19, 1932 - April 3, 2016
J.W. (Bill) McManus of Calgary passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the age of 84 years with his family by his side. Bill was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on March 19, 1932. He was the son of the late James Wilfred and Ellen Jean McManus. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University (Commerce), he moved to Calgary in 1952 and met the love of his life, his wife of the past 57-years, Bernice (nee Byron). Bill was a true people person and was liked and loved by all who knew him. For every question you had for Bill, he would have ten questions for you. He listened intently to get to know you better, while always testing your sharpness and your sense of humor. Never one to take himself or anyone too seriously, he wanted the conversations to move to laughter as quick as possible, even during his last few days. Bill cherished the great times he had over the years with a number of very close neighbors and friends, including his golf buddies at The Calgary Elks Club, his teaching friends from St. Mary's High School, his $1 hockey-bets with Jimmy, and his great story telling friends from the Friday-afternoon "Poet's Club". Bill also cherished his world-class gardening skills and the great pleasure and admiration he received from growing over 100 different types of roses that he cared and nurtured throughout the many years at his Edgemont home. Surviving are his wife Bernice, four children Ann, Nancy, Jane and Michael, daughter-in-law Ginger, grandchildren Jennifer, Danny, Allison, Hailey and Shannon, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters Joan and Carolyn, and brother Ora. It was Bill's wish that funeral proceedings take place with immediate family only. Special thanks to Doctors Hyndman, Fernandes, Burak, Buie, and to his palliative care-givers and home care nurses of NW Calgary. In lieu of flowers and if friends so desire, donations in Bill's memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta (www.makeawishsa.ca) or to the charity of your choice. Published in The Calgary Herald on Apr. 5.
January 10, 1939 - Montreal, Quebec - March 6, 2016 - Calgary, Alberta
Allan MacArthur of Calgary passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Allan is lovingly remembered by his family, wife, Shirley of 53 years; son, Shawn (Teresa); daughter, Jennifer; 5 grandchildren, Cameron, Christopher, Jackson, Catherine and Samuel; as well as brother, Lloyd; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 6351 Ranchview Drive NW, Calgary, AB on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allan's memory to the St. James Anglican Memorial Fund, 6351 Ranchview Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T3G 1B5 or the Shriner's Hospital for Children (Canada), 1003 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 0A9. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 9 to Mar. 11, 2016.